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Course unit
INP9086838, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0523, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination IRONMAKING AND STEELMAKING
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MANUELE DABALA' ING-IND/21
Other lecturers GIULIO TIMELLI ING-IND/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/21 Metallurgy 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 DABALA' MANUELE (Presidente)
TIMELLI GIULIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The course includes knowledge of Thermodynamics and Fundamentals of Process Engineering that can be acquired in the homonymous courses of the degree course in Chemical Engineering and Materials. In addition, an adequate knowledge of the characteristics of steels and cast irons that can be acquired in the course of Metallic Materials Technology of the Master's Degree in Materials Engineering is required. There are no compulsory prerequisites
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide the following skills and knowledge

To know the thermodynamic bases for the understanding of both reductive and oxidative steel processes;
Be able to evaluate the influence of operational parameters on the production process and on product quality
Being able to describe the steel production process with appropriate technical terminology
Know how to perform the solidification process of a metal product.
Examination methods: Written exam with multiple choice questions in which the knowledge and skills acquired in the various topics covered in the course are assessed both from a theoretical point of view and from a computational point of view with analytical exercises.
An integral part of the evaluation will be the reports made individually by the student on the simulations of the production processes
Assessment criteria: The evalutation criterias are based on:

Thoroughness of knowledge acquired delle conoscenze acquisite
Ability to describe the topics covered during the lectures with an appropriate technical terminology
Ability to solve problems related to the production by simulation approaches
Capacity to set the correct operative parameters in production processes by the use of analytical exercises
Course unit contents: Raw material for iron and steel production: an overwiev on iron ore extraction and enrichment processes; coals, limestone.
Process physicochemical fundamentals
Physicochemicals of blast furnace process: the reduction of iron ores.
Overview of Blast Furnace Process
Balances of Blast Furnace.
Physicochemicals of oxygen steelmaking process.
Overview of oxygen steelmaking process.รน
Balances of BOF converter
Electric Steelmaking: the Electric Arc Furnace
Secondary steelmaking
Vacuum processes
High alloyed steelmaking: Stainless steel production, AOD process
Continuous Casting: overview and controls of microstructure
Remelting processes
Plastic Deformation: microstructural evolution of deformed structure; microstructural evolution during hot deformation; recovery and recrystallization; dynamic recrystallization.
Plastic deformation processes for the production of bars and plates.
Cast iron and steel Foundry: Overview and processes for molding
Primary and secondary production of copper and copper alloys
Production processe of superalloys and materials for high temperature applictions
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The activities include hours of lectures where the various topics of the course are dealt with on computer support (powerpoint slides). Furthermore, simulations of the production facilities are foreseen through the use of software available on Internet. Finally, we will use explicative videos of the production plants and the activities that take place there
Additional notes about suggested reading: All the powerpoint training material is available on the moodle platform. The topics covered and the exercises are available in the well-known texts. For the simulation part, the reference site is:
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. Ghosh, A. Chatterjee, Ironmaking and Steelmaking: Theory and Practice. --: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W. Nicodemi, C. Mapelli, Siderurgia. Milano: AIM, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • E.T. Turkdogan, Fundamentals of Steelmaking. --: Maney Publishing, 2010.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Work-integrated learning
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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