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The field of science and research of the Department of Metallurgical Technologies is oriented in three basic directions:

  1. Solving of issues related to ironmaking and steelmaking, refining of molten steel by secondary metallurgy methods, casting of steel including its continuously casting. Great attention is paid also to modelling of metallurgical processes, namely physical modelling, while respecting the principle of similarity and numerical modelling using professional CFD programs and simulation programs for thermodynamic calculations.

  2. Solving the problems of processing of metallic materials by casting, ie production of castings. In the field of these technologies, we focus both on the casting of iron alloys and non-ferrous metals. In addition to conventional foundry processes, we also focus on the study of special casting methods and numerical simulations of these processes.

  3. Research of deformation behavior, including structure-forming processes during volume hot forming of steels, non-ferrous metal alloys and composites with a metal matrix. Study of the influence of deformation size and other structural and thermomechanical parameters on the kinetics of phase transformations during steel cooling. Unconventional forming methods leading to the acquisition of a fine-grained structure of traditional and progressive metallic materials.

 Due to the state-of-the-art equipment needed by laboratories in:

  • melting and preparation of molten phase,
  • evaluation of thermophysical and thermomechanical properties of materials,
  • physical and numerical simulations,
  • preparation and testing of forming and core mixtures
  • analyzes of metallic and non-metallic materials
  • materials forming and simulation of deformation processes.

the staff of the Department of Metallurgical Technologies are able to perform and model the most demanding experiments in the above directions of science and research.