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General information



The Instituto Argentino de Siderurgia invites you to the: 25th IAS Steel Conference

which will include topics ranging from raw materials to end-products, including sessions on Safety and Environment and Steel Industry 4.0 with a special emphasis on "Decarbonization", one of the greatest interests for the steel community.

The Conference will be enhanced with the EXPO IAS 2024 to the Steel Industry at which companies will have the opportunity to share their latest developments and products. The Exhibit area will be a key point of the Conference. The exhibition will run throughout the event.

The Conference will be held from Tuesday, 1st to Thursday 3rd October 2024 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Pre-conference courses will take place on Monday, 30th September and will be delivered by internationally renowned speakers who will deal with different aspects of the steelmaking process; and the traditional plant tours will take place on Friday 4th October.





Call for abstracts




The 25th IAS Steel Conference is the place for speakers to share ideas, experiences and knowledge of the industry. Thus, we invite you to submit your abstracts for consideration. IAS offers two opportunities to participate in the conference. Choose the option that best suits your objectives and available resources.

Option 1:
Abstract +
Technical Paper +
PowerPoint

Option 2:
Abstract +
PowerPoint

Deadlines

Abstracts:
2nd May 2024
Full Paper:
14th June 2024
Power Point:
28th June 2024

Technical Sessions

- Ironmaking
- Steelmaking
- Rolling
- Processing, Products and Applications
- Maintenance and Automation
- Environmental Issues
- Digitalization
- Decarbonization
- Health and Safety


IMPORTANT! Presentations without a corresponding paper will not be eligible for any IAS Awards or Recognition.

Send your abstract

The abstract must be written in English (150 words max.) and it must provide sufficient information for a fair assessment including the objective of the paper, the methodology used and the conclusions or results of the work.

FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

1- Click here: https://events.siderurgia.org.ar/en/25th-ias-steel-conference
2- Create a personal account
3- Log into your account
4- Fill in the abstract form



Student Paper

Undergraduate students are specially invited to present university projects or co-op experiences on any of the subjects listed above.




Proceedings

All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings. Publishing rights of written final papers/PPT presentations are exclusively reserved to the Instituto Argentino de Siderurgia.




Languages

The official languages of the event are Spanish and English. A simultaneous translation service (Spanish/ English - English/Spanish) will be provided.

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES







Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Buergler
Voestalpine, Austria


Technology Development for Sustainable Steelmaking with Hydrogen













Prof. Dr. Victor Carlos Pandolfelli
Federal University São Carlos, Brazil


Thermal Shock: Fundamentals, Applications and Refractory Microstructure Design












Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Krupp
RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Fatigue Resistance of Structural Steel Products










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Technology Development for Sustainable Steelmaking with Hydrogen

30 SEPT 2024 - 9am - 5pm / City Center Rosario, Argentina




ABSTRACT

Global steel production is around 2 billion t annually, with 70 percent being produced via the iron ore-based process route BF/BOF and 30 percent with the mainly scrap-based EAF. The use of carbon in BF/BOF iron and steelmaking is the main source for approx. 7 % of global energy based CO2 emissions. However, steel scrap is not available in terms of quantity and quality to completely replace iron ore. Iron ore-based process routes has to be developed, where carbon is replaced by hydrogen. If the carbon in the form of coke is removed from the blast furnace process, this complex reactor no longer works. Hydrogen therefore requires new solutions for the metallurgical processes and a new thinking in renewable energy production, storage and transportation.


TIMETABLE

09.00am - 10:30am >> Climate Change, Energy System and Steelmaking
10.30am - 11.00am >> Coffee Break
11.00am - 01.00pm >> Pathways for Climate Neutral Steelmaking 1 Carbon Direct Avoidance
01.00pm - 02.00pm >> Lunch
02.00pm - 03.30pm >> Pathways for Climate Neutral Steelmaking 2 CCU/S and Sector Coupling
03.30pm - 04.00pm >> Coffee Break
04.00pm - 05.00pm >> Technologies: Potential, Restrictions, Preconditions
05.00pm >> Final discussion





Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Buergler
Voestalpine, Austria


Thomas Buergler is Managing Director of the Competence Center K1-MET for Metallurgical and Environmental Process Development, Senior Expert of voestalpine Steel Divison for climate-neutral steelmaking and Board Member of the Hydrogen Flagship Region Austria.
Graduated in Metallurgy at the University in Leoben, his more than 30 years of professional experience as project and research manager includes the development of classic and alternative process routes in steelmaking, direct and smelting reduction. He has also extensive expertise in the processing of raw materials and recycling of steelmaking by-products.
He was member of the Technical and Steering Committee of ULCOS, the European cooperative R&D initiative to enable reduction in CO2 emissions from steel production and involved in the technological development of increased hydrogen use in the DR process, a key technology for sustainable steelmaking.
Latest projects are the hydrogen production with PEM technology, the transformation BF/BOF to DR/SAF/EAF steelmaking and the development of hydrogen based direct and smelting reduction processes for ultrafine iron ores. Sector coupling with CO2 as a source for the carbon cycle will become important for the future.
He is also Lector for Process Technology at the University of Leoben and Materials Science at the Technical College in Linz.







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Thermal Shock: Fundamentals, Applications and Refractory
Microstructure Design

30 SEPT 2024 - 9am - 5pm / City Center Rosario, Argentina



ABSTRACT

The refractory industry has been using thermal shock principles for many decades, although most of the time empirically. Therefore, the producers and end-users do not need motivation on the subject, though we all need its fundamentals. The main objective of the course is to provide the first principles, to help the microstructure design of refractories, to improve their thermal shock resistance and selection.


TIMETABLE

09.00am - 10:30am >> Course
10.30am - 11.00am >> Coffee Break
11.00am - 01.00pm >> Course
01.00pm - 02.00pm >> Lunch
02.00pm - 03.30pm >> Course
03.30pm - 04.00pm >> Coffee Break
04.00pm - 05.00pm >> Course
05.00pm >> Final Discussion





Prof. Dr. Victor Carlos Pandolfelli
Federal University São Carlos, Brazil


Victor Carlos Pandolfelli is Full Professor at the Materials Engineering Department, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, from which he received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in ceramics. He earned his Ph.D. from Leeds University (England) and spent a year as visiting researcher at École Polytechnique in Montreal (Canada). He has authored or co-authored 584 papers in journals (including book chapters), over 279 in proceedings, 2 books (one of them international with 752 pages, published by Göller Verlag - Germany) and holds 8 patents. During his career, received 114 awards and distinctions for his scientific and technological achievements. Since 2004 he is the Latin-American coordinator of FIRE (Federation for International Refractories Research and Education) involving 10 universities in different countries and 13 key refractory industries in the world. Pandolfelli is also Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science, Full Member of World Academy of Ceramics, Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Honorary Fellow of the European Ceramic Society, Guest Professor of Wuhan University of Science and Technology - China (2013-2017), Visiting Professor of Freiberg University of Mining and Technology - Germany (2017-2018), Mercator Professor of Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (since 2019), Full Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Academy of Ceramics (2014-2018 and reconducted for the 2018-2024 term), Member of the Technical Advisory Board of Morgan International (England) (2014- 2019), member of the International Technical Advisory Committee da RHI-Magnesita (Austria), Associate Editor of Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Editor-in-Chief of Ceramics International and member of the Editorial Board of other 9 journals. He is also recipient of the Theodore J. Planje Award, the highest recognition of the American Ceramic Society for a refractory researcher. Pandolfelli also supervised all together 92 MSc and PhD works.







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Fatigue Resistance of Structural Steel Products

30 SEPT 2024 - 9am - 3.30pm / City Center Rosario, Argentina




ABSTRACT

As a rough estimate, the fatigue strength of engineering alloys correlates with the strength values (UTS) from the tensile test. Accordingly, the well-known strengthening mechanisms, grain refining, dislocation, precipitation and solid solution hardening, can be used to improve the fatigue behavior. However, with decreasing strain amplitude the influence of microstructural stress raisers, such as pores, non-metallic inclusions or highly-misoriented grains, becomes predominant in determining the fatigue limit. In addition, local accumulation of irreversible dislocation motion leads to microstructure changes, e.g. fine granular areas (FGA), and in consequence, to a gradual change in the resistance to fatigue crack initiation.
The pre-conference course outlines the significance of fatigue damage mechanisms for the longevity of modern steel products in the context of a circular economy. It will provide the basic knowledge of the most relevant fatigue damage states: cyclic plasticity, fatigue crack initiation and fatigue crack propagation, including the methods of cyclic testing and fracture mechanics testing of fatigue crack propagation. For the example of high and very high cycle fatigue (HCF/VHCF) of martensitic/bainitic steel, austenitic stainless steel and duplex steel grades, the relationship between microstructure features and the fatigue resistance are shown by means of high-frequency fatigue testing, electron microscopy and short crack modeling. Eventually, the concepts are illustrated by case studies on examples from mobility and mechanical engineering.


TIMETABLE

09.00am - 10:30am >> Longevity of Steel Products in the Context of Circular Economy / Cyclic Deformation and Fatigue Cracks – The Basics and Experimental Testing
10.30am - 11.00am >> Coffee Break
11.00am - 01.00pm >> The Fatigue Limit and Crack Initiation – The Influence of Microstructure and Cleanliness
01.00pm - 02.00pm >> Lunch
02.00pm - 03.30pm >> Fatigue Crack Propagation / Case Study: Fatigue Life Assessment





Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Krupp
RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Krupp, head of Steel Institute IEHK at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, graduated in mechanical engineering and obtained his doctorate degree in materials engineering in 1998 at Universiyt of Siegen, Germany. After a post doc period in 2001/2002 at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, he joined Osnabrück University of Appied Sciences, Germany, as full professor in 2006. His research topics include, (i) design of metallic materials used in mechanical and power engineering and mobility, (ii) metal fatigue with a focus on micro crack propagation, and (iii) powder metallurgy and laser-based additive manufacturing of metals. To date, he has published more than 370 research papers, was awarded the Masing Award of DGM in 2005, the Galileo Award of DVM, VDEh and DGM in 2011 and the VDI Honorary Medal in 2017. Since 2015, he is also affilated professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.





Registration





Registration opens on June 6.








Plant Tours





In the framework of the 25th IAS Steel Conference, three plant tours will take place simultaneously, thus in the case of being interested you should choose to visit only one of them:







DATE: Friday, 4th October 2024

SCHEDULE - Departure at 8.30am / Arrival at 3.30pm.

COST: TBD

CLOTHING: The use of long sleeve shirt, long pants and closed shoes are mandatory. It is prohibited to use synthetic clothing, soft-soled shoes (tennis/sneakers) and high heels.

SAFETY: Safety equipment is mandatory. Safety equipment (helmet, jacket, sunglasses and earplugs) will be provided for each visitor.

LUNCH INCLUDED