ECTSIntegrated Iron and Steel Plants

Integrated Iron and Steel Plants (MATE535) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Integrated Iron and Steel Plants MATE535 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To provide detailed information about integrated iron and steel plants; blast furnace and basic oxygen furnace type steelmaking, secondary steelmaking, continuous casting processes.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students get detailed information about integrated iron and steel plants starting from blast furnace till the end of continuous casting process.
Course Content Fundamentals of iron and steelmaking. Review of basic principles of blast furnace, pretreatment of hot metal, oxygen steelmaking processes, ladle refining & vacuum degassing, tundish operations and continuous casting processes. Steel plant refractories. Alloying elements in continuously cast steel products. Stainless steel production

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction. Blast Furnace (in general). Blast Furnace: Fe-O phase diagram, Boudouard reaction, Reduction of iron oxides Chapter 1 (Nature of Ironmaking) of source [7], Chapter 8 of source [1], Chapter 9 of source [5], Chapter 6 of source [3], and related pages of the other sources
2 Effect of Solid Carbon on the Reduction of Fe-oxides. Thermal reserve zone, chemical reserve zone. Direct reduction and indirect reduction of iron oxides Chapter 2 of source [4], Chapter 9 of source [5], Chapter 6 of source [3], and related pages of the other sources
3 Bosh and hearth reactions. Metal-slag reactions. Slag basicity concept. Metal-slag distribution of Si and Mn. C in blast furnace Chapter 9 of source [5], Chapter 7 of source [1], and related pages of the other sources
4 Hot metal desulfurization. Dephosphorization, desiliconization Chapter 7 of source [1], and related pages of the other sources
5 Introduction to steelmaking. Basic oxygen furnace. Thermodynamics and mechanism of C-O reaction Chapter 8 of source [1], Chapter 13 of source [3], and related pages of the other sources
6 Oxidation of Si, Mn and P in BOF. Oxygen potential in steelmaking Chapter 8 of source [1], Chapter 13 of source [3], and related pages of the other sources
7 Midterm I
8 High-Cr steelmaking. VOD and AOD processes for stainless steelmaking Chapter 8 & 9 of source [1], and related pages of the other sources
9 Thermodynamics and kinetics of deoxidation Chapter 9 of source [1], Chapter 1 of source [7], and related pages of the other sources
10 Typical secondary steelmaking furnaces. Ladle refining Chapter 1 of source [2], and related pages of other sources
11 Sulfur in steelmaking Chapter 7 of source [2], Chapter 11 of source [7], Chapter 9 of source [1], and related pages of other sources
12 Vacuum degassing processes. Chapter 6 of source [2], Chapter 9 of source [1], Chapter 11 of source [7], and related pages of other sources.
13 Midterm 2
14 Tundish operations and continuous casting processes Chapter 10 of source [2], and related pages of other sources
15 Steel plant refractories: Steelmaking refractories. Refractories for secondary steelmaking. Thermodynamic considerations of refractory stability and inertness Chapter 10 of source [2], Chapter 4 of source [7], and related pages of other sources
16 Alloying elements in continuosly cast steel products Related pages of other sources

Sources

Course Book 1. E.T. Turkdogan, “Fundamentals of Steelmaking”, The Institute of Materials, 1996.
2. A Ghosh, Secondary Steelmaking, Principles and Applications, CRC Press LLC, Florida, 2001.
Other Sources 3. C. Bodsworth and H.B. Bell, “Physical Chemistry of Iron and Steel Manufacture”, Longman, Second Edition, 1972.
4. J.G. Peacey and W.G. Davenport, “The Iron Blast Furnace, Theory and Practice”, Pergamon, 1979 (first 40 pages).
5. E.T. Turkdogan, “Physical Chemistry of High Temperature Technology”, Academic Press, 1980.
6. R.J. Fruehan, “Ladle Metallurgy, Principles and Practices”, 1985.
7. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel, 11th Edition, Ironmaking & Steelmaking & Casting Volumes, The AISE Steel Foundation, 1998.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 35 35
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 129