Steel statistics in the DENS research programme to improve steel product development

News - 18 December 2017 - Communication

In a collaborative programme of the Materials innovation institute (M2i), Tata Steel Europe in IJmuiden, the technical Universities of Delft, Twente and Eindhoven, and the Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf (Germany), academic and industrial researchers will work on the development of a suite of physical models that simulate the microstructure of advanced high strength steels throughout the production process and the mechanical behaviour of the eventual end-product. One of the PhD students will work within Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics on statistics for representative volume elements in steel.

This Digitally Enhanced New Steel Product Development (DENS) programme, initiated by Tata Steel Europe, has a unique scientific and industrial aim, where fundamental science will directly benefit industrial application. Currently available state-of-the-art physical models will be further developed and connected in one through process model framework. Very efficient simplified models, suitable for online control, will be derived from the detailed models. The through process modelling chain will be calibrated by high throughput laboratory experiments at the production site.

For more information on the individual PhD projects and vacancies, visit the M2i website: www.m2i.nl

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