Department of Ferrous Metallurgy (IEHK)
The Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy provides teaching and research in the areas of steel production and processing, and also in the application of metallic materials. The university course, as well as the classes offered as continuing education, has practical relevance and high scientific quality. The research projects are based on fundamental principles, and, at the same time, are application oriented; the projects take up current issues and make a scientific contribution to addressing the problems of the industry.
Department and Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy
Research fields in materials technology are divided in four research groups. The materials processing group investigates the processes and properties of steels during production and subsequent treatment. Materials characterization concentrates on steel properties from their determination with modern testing facilities and methods up to the development of new measurement techniques. The material mechanics group deals with problems of material- and structural integrity. New modeling approaches can describe the straining- and failure-behaviour of metallic materials under mechanical load. Research in the advanced materials simulation group is aimed at the integrative, numerical modeling of microstructures and properties along process chains. In all research groups it is the overall aim to correlate microstructure and mechanical properties in order to forecast material behavior and with this conduct specific material design.
Chair of Metallurgy of Iron and Steel
The team of the Chair of Metallurgy of Iron and Steel is also subdivided into four groups with differing research focuses (Metallurgy of Iron and Steel, Casting Processes, Energy and Environment, Raw Materials and Recycling).