Special Issue "Continuous Casting of Steel"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Michael Vynnycky

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Brinellvägen 23, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
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Interests: casting of metals; fluid mechanics; continuous casting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Continuous casting is a process whereby molten metal is solidified into a semi-finished billet, bloom, or slab for subsequent rolling in finishing mills; it is the most frequently used process to cast steel and, to a lesser extent, aluminum and copper. Since its widespread introduction for steel in the 1950s, it has evolved to achieve improved yield, quality, productivity and cost efficiency. It allows lower-cost production of metal sections with better quality, due to the inherently lower costs of continuous, standardized production of a product, as well as providing increased control over the process through automation. Nevertheless, challenges remain and new ones appear, as ways are sought to minimize casting defects and to continuously cast steel grades that could originally be cast only via ingot casting. For this Special Issue in Metals, we welcome reviews and articles in all aspects of experimental work and theoretical modelling related to the ongoing development of the continuous casting of steel.

Dr. Michael Vynnycky  
Guest Editor

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  • Continuous casting
  • Steel
  • Casting defects
  • Experiments
  • Theoretical modelling

Published Papers

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