618-0005/04 – Steel Metallurgy (MetOce)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgy and FoundryCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Karel Michalek, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Karel Michalek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MIH50 prof. Ing. Karel Michalek, CSc.
SAW002 doc. Ing. Markéta Tkadlečková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- student will be able to formulate basic steelmaking reactions - student will be able to characterise steelmaking aggregates - student will be able to describe ways of steel secondary metallurgy treatment and steel casting

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Subject is read with the purpose to understand the theoretical principles of steelmaking, the steelmaking technology in particular aggregates, the steel deoxidization and its treatment by secondary metallurgy, the steel casting partly by classical method, partly on the continuous casting machine.

Compulsory literature:

[1] Fruehan, R.J.: The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel (Steel Making and Refining). AISE Steel Foundation, 1998, 767 p. ISBN 0930767020. [2] Ghosh, A.: Secondary Steelmaking - Principles and Applications. New York, 2001, 322 p. ISBN 0-8493-0264-1. [4] Michalek, K. Steel Metallurgy. VSB-TUO Ostrava, 2013.

Recommended literature:

Articles in professional journals, papers of conferences, research reports, theses.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral testing in frame of lectures.



Other requirements

There are not additional requirements on students in the field of this subject.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Steel definition, influence of alloying elements in the steel, molten steel properties Fundamentals of steelmaking reactions BOF melting process Main parts of BOF, operational steps of BOF process Electric arc furnaces steelmaking Fundamentals of stainless steel production Argon-Oxygen Decarburization (AOD) Converter Process Secondary metallurgy Ladle Arc Furnace (LF) Vacuum treatment of molten steel VOD Vacuum Oxygen Ingot Casting Continuous Casting of Steel Modelling of metallurgical processes

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

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Occurrence in special blocks

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FMT+9360 2020/2021 Full-time English Optional 600 - Faculty of Materials Science and Technology - Dean's Office stu. block