International Conference in Inclusion/Precipitate Engineering in Steels

KTH is pleased to organize the 2020 edition of the International Conference on Inclusion/Precipitate Engineering in Steels (IPES 2020).

The conference will be held at Näsby Slott, Stockholm, Sweden on 11th and 12th June 2020.

KTH buildings.

Conference Scope

Inclusion behavior in liquid steel and precipitate behavior in solid steel have a significant effect on both the cleanliness and the material properties, such as toughness, of the steels. The fundamental techniques of controlling inclusions and precipitates have been traditionally referred to as “Clean Steel” and “Oxide Metallurgy”, respectively. They have been utilized in practice. Today, these two research directions have overlapped and are combined. Thus, we suggest that they collectively will be denoted "Inclusion/Precipitate Engineering".

This conference focuses on presenting the latest research on the inclusion/precipitate engineering of steels. This includes the metallurgical processing of steels, the resulting microstructure and the final material properties. Both modelling and experimental research carried out in laboratories and steel plants will be considered. Furthermore, because inclusions/precipitates are complexes composed of oxides, sulfides, nitrides and carbides, the composition control and consequent size control of them are also of interest.