Special Issue "Advances in Iron and Steel Industry: Equipment, Technologies and Automation"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Industrial Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Alexandr S. Maklakov
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Guest Editor
Mechatronics and Automation Department, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Interests: power converters; active front-end rectifier systems; industrial electric drives; modulation techniques for power converters
Prof. Vadim R. Khramshin
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Guest Editor
Director of Power Engineering and Automated Systems Institute, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk City, Russia
Interests: electric drives; automation and control systems; power engineering; industrial mechatronic systems.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue “Advances in Iron and Steel Industry: Equipment, Technologies, and Automation” is devoted to providing and sharing recent achievements in the iron and steel industry: steels and alloys, pyrometallurgical processes, foundry production, welding, metal forming, and digitalization of steel plants. The Special Issue summarizes research in technical disciplines in universities, research institutes, large industrial enterprises, scientific and industrial associations, as well as research results obtained on the personal initiative of the authors.

We hope you will contribute your high-quality research, and we welcome you to submit your articles.

Prof. Alexandr S. Maklakov
Prof. Vadim R. Khramshin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • metal science
  • pyrometallurgical processes
  • foundry production processes
  • metal forming: rolling, stamping, forging, pressing
  • design of metallurgical machinery and mechanism
  • process automation and control
  • mechatronic systems and drives
  • modeling and computer technologies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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