618-3001 – Theory Processes in the Production of Iron and Steel (TPVŽaO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgy and Foundry
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Pavlína Pustějovská, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
618-3001/01 2014/2015 6
618-3001/02 2014/2015 6
618-3001/03 2019/2020 6
618-3001/04 2019/2020 7

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Acquired knowledge: - the student will be able to formulate the conditions of equilibrium processes and describe the basic types of solutions (melts); - the student will be able to characterize the processes occurring at the interface of a metal and metal-atmosphere-slag. Acquired skills: - the student will be able to solve tasks aimed at optimizing the course of metallurgical processes.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject is focused on understanding the physico-chemical nature of high-temperature processes occurring in pig iron production, refining and casting. To give students the ability to understand and correctly apply the laws describing the theoretical basis of metallurgical processes.

Compulsory literature:

[1] GEERDES, M. et al. Modern Blast Furnace Ironmaking. IOS PRESS, 2015. ISBN 978-1-61499-498-5. [2] CHAKRABARTI, A.K. Steel Making. PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., 2006, ISBN 978-81-203-3050-4. [3] GHOS, A. and A. CHATTERJEE. Ironmaking and steelmaking: theory and practice. New Delhi: PHI Learning, 2011. ISBN 978-81-203-3289-8. [4] BABICH, A., et al. Ironmaking. Aachen: RWTH Aachen University Press, 2008. ISBN 3-86130-997-1.

Recommended literature:

[1] MAZUMDAR, D. and J. W. EVANS. Modeling of steelmaking processes. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4200-6243-4. [2] CAVALIERE, P. et al. Ironmaking and Steelmaking Processes. Greenhouse Emissions, Control, and Reduction.1st ed. Springer, 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-39527-2. [3] TUPKARY, R. H. and V. R. TUPKARY. Modern Iron Making Handbook. Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2017. ISBN 9781683921370.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.