Modelling Phase Transformations in Steel Alloys
Bastiaan van der Boor (COSSE student, double degree with TU Berlin)

Supervisor: Fred Vermolen

Site of the project:
Tata Steel
Breedbandweg 1
1951 MC Velsen-Noord

Supervisor Tata Steel: Kees Bos

start of the project: April 2015

In August 2015 the Interim Thesis has appeared and a presentation has been given.

The Master project has been finished in January 2016 by the completion of the Masters Thesis and a final presentation has been given.

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Summary of the master project:

To be able to develop new products that need certain properties now a lot of prototypes have to be produced based on experience. This process costs a lot of time. As the properties of these steels mostly depend on their micro-structure, the process of developing new steels can get more sophisticated when the micro-structure can be better predicted. Therefore a model has been developed by Tata Steel which describes all kinds of metallurgical mechanisms occurring at the production of steel. One important mechanism is currently missing in the model, that is the grain growth due to curvature. The goal of this master thesis is to select the best method available to model the grain growth by curvature and include this in the already existing 3D-Model.

Contact information: Kees Vuik

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