Welcome to the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Metallurgical Fundamentals of Continuous Casting Processes
In the year 2001, Dr. Christian Bernhard, today head of the working group Metallurgy.Materials/Continuous Casting, applied for the establishment of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Metallurgical Fundamentals of Continuous Casting Processes (CDL-MCC). On October 12th, 2001 the senate of the Austrian Christian Doppler Society authorised the installation of the CDL-MCC. In the first months of 2002, the CDL-MCC moved to the rooms in the Franz-Josef-Straße 15.
Initially, the group was working on two projects (so-called modules):
Module 1: Numerical Simulation of the Formation of Centre Segregations in the Continuous Casting (CC) Process and The Influence of Fluid Flow on the Initial Solidification in the Mould with the industrial partners voestalpine Stahl Donawitz and RHI.
Module 2: Interrelation between Microstructure and Crack Formation in CC and Formulation of a Hot Tearing Criterion for the CC-Process (with voestalpine Stahl and Siemens-VAI Metals Technologies).
At the end of 2002, Module 3 (Thin Strip Casting of Carbon Steels) started together with Siemens-VAI Metals Technologies.
At the beginning of 2003 two further modules were incorporated into the group: On the one hand, the investigation of Casting Alternative Light-Alloyed Steels in module 4 and Measurement of Interfacial Properties between Liquid Steel and Alumina Substrates with regard to the CC-Process. Both modules were carried out together with voestalpine Stahl.
With the exception of module 1, all five modules ran until the termination of the CDL-MCC at the end of 2008. Module 1 is continued until the end of 2009. In total, 6 PhD-theses and numerous Bachelor and Master Theses were completed, more than 60 presentations and 30 written publications were produced in this time. more ...
Not only was the CDL-MCC the working place for the scientific staff, but also offered it the possibility for many students of the University of Leoben and local pupils to assist the work in the projects. Consequently, the infection with the continuous casting virus spread throughout the workforce. more ...
The most satisfying sign of the quality and value of the research is that all activities on continuous casting research will be carried in their entirety. Please find further information at the current website of the working group: M²CC-Website
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