Technology Committees


Metallurgy — Processing, Products & Applications Technology Committee Activities

The MPPATC met on 29 October 2013,  in Montreal, Que., Canada, during MS&T’13.  Kester Clarke provided an update on the Iron & Steel sessions being held at MS&T’13. He reported that there were 106 presentations and 10 posters organized into five symposia for the Iron & Steel topic. The session organizers were pleased with the attendance at the sessions. Amy Woods reported on the planned symposia for MS&T’14, which will be in Pittsburgh, Pa., in October 2014. The five planned symposia are: Railroad Tank Car; Advanced Steel Metallurgy Products, Processes and Applications; Ferrous Metallurgy — Past and Present; Structural Characteristics of High-Toughness Steels; and a memorial symposium for Michael Korchynsky on vanadium microalloying. Amar De of ArcelorMittal Research & Development volunteered to be the AIST representative to the MS&T’15 programming committee. Bhaskar Yalamanchili, Gerdau Long Steel North America, reported on the MPPATC sessions being organized for AISTech 2014. There will be a total of five sessions, two of which will be jointly programmed with Wire Association International, which will co-locate their Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2014 with AISTech 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind.
MPPATC members then provided updates on the MPPATC-sponsored Specialty Training Conferences. Emmanual De Moor provided an overview of AIST’s International Symposium on the New Developments of Advanced High-Strength Steel, held in Vail Colo., in June 2013. Kip Findley volunteered to organize a conference on long products in 2015.
The meeting concluded with the presentation of the AIST 2013 Gilbert R. Speich, Jerry Silver and Richard J.  Fruehan Awards:

• Jerry Silver Award: Erica Sampson and Sridhar Seetharaman, “Effect of Si on Hot Shortness.”
• Gilbert R. Speich Award: Cristina Revilla, Pello Uranga, Beatriz Lopez and Jose Rodriguez-Ibabe, “Control of Carbide Distributions by Modifying Heating Rates in Induction Tempering Treatments.”
• Richard J. Fruehan Award: Jorge Nieto, Tomas Elias, German Lopez, Gustavo Campos, Francisco Lopez, Ruben Garcia and Amar De, “Development of Technology for the Production of HIC-Resistant Slabs for Sour Service Applications at ArcelorMittal Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico.”

The Metallurgy — Processing, Products & Applications Technology Committee (MPPATC) held its spring meeting on 8 May 2012 during AISTech 2012 in Atlanta, Ga. The meeting began with a review of the four papers sessions organized by the MPPATC for AISTech 2012. Included in the four sessions were 22 presentations focused on hot rolled product, quality and applications, processing and performance of steel products, and a joint session with the Plate Rolling Technology Committee on plate products.
A preview of the AIST Steel Products & Applications Conference (a combined event with MS&T’12) was provided. AIST has planned 10 technical sessions during MS&T’12 which will be focused exclusively on steel products. Overall, there will be more than 250 steel-related papers presented at the MS&T’12 conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., on 7–10 October 2012. A preview was also provided regarding the submitted symposia for MS&T’13, which will be held in Montreal, Que., Canada, 27–31 October 2013. The awards for the AIST Metallurgy Technology Division were announced during the meeting, while the presentation of the awards will be conducted during the MPPATC’s fall meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., during MS&T’12. Updates were then provided regarding the development of the various metallurgical AIST Specialty Training Conferences. The International Symposium on the New Developments in Advanced High-Strength Sheet Steels will occur in June 2013. Tentatively, in the fall of 2013, a Practical Metallurgy Training Seminar will be sponsored by the committee and, in the future, an accelerated plate cooling conference and a metallurgy of long products conference are envisioned. The meeting concluded with the recognition of Bhaskar Yalamanchili for his service to the committee over the past year as MPPATC chair.

On 18 October, the Metallurgy — Processing, Products and Applications Technology Committee (MPPATC) held their fall meeting in conjunction with the AIST Steel Properties & Applications Conference in Columbus, Ohio, as part of MS&T’11. Following introductions by the 31 people in attendance representing steel producers, academics and suppliers, the AIST Antitrust Guidelines were noted and the AIST staff announcements were read. A review of the MS&T’11 programming was given by Stephanie Will, The Timken Co., and AIST representative to MS&T’11. More than 300 steel-related papers were presented during MS&T’11. AIST organized six symposia specific to iron and steel. A report by Dengqi Bai, SSAB, and AIST representative to MS&T’12, provided an update on the scheduled symposia for MS&T’12, which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., on 7–11 October 2012. Overall, 61 symposia were submitted for the nine topic areas. Four iron and steel-specific symposia were submitted. The MS&T’13 representatives were nominated, and Kester Clarke, Los Alamos National Laboratories, was approved as the AIST representative. Roger Pradhan, MPPATC papers chair, provided an update on the MPPATC technical sessions for AISTech 2012. Five sessions have been organized, with one session being a joint session with the Plate Rolling Technology Committee. Session chair volunteers were solicited for those sessions. Emmanual DeMoor, Colorado School of Mines, then provided an update on the proposed Advanced High-Strength Steel Symposium to be held in Vail, Colo., in June 2013. John Speer, Colorado School of Mines, and Rick Bodnar, SSAB, reviewed the successful International Symposium on the Recent Developments in Plate Steels, which took place in June 2011. The meeting concluded with the presentation of the Jerry Silver, Gilbert R. Speich and Richard J. Fruehan Awards from the AIST Metallurgy Division. The award winners were:

  • Jerry Silver Award — Myra S. Dyer, John G. Speer, David K. Matlock, Adam J. Shutts, Steven G. Jansto, Kun Xu and Brian G.Thomas, “Microalloy Precipitation in Hot Charged Slabs.”

  • Gilbert R. Speich Award — Rashmi R. Mohanty and Olga A. Girina, “Effect of Heating Rate on the Kinetics of Austenite Formation in Low-Carbon High-Strength Steels Annealed in the Intercritical Region.”

  • Richard J. Fruehan Award — Robert Pierer and Christian Bernhard, “The Nature of Internal Defects in Continuously Cast Steel and Their Impact on Final Product Quality.”

On Wednesday, 4 May 2011, the Metallurgy — Processing, Products & Applications Technology Committee (MPPATC) met during AISTech 2011 for a brief business meeting. Kip Findley, chair, welcomed everyone in attendance and noted that the attendees were to follow the AIST Antitrust Guidelines. Professor Brian Thomas volunteered to record the minutes of the meeting and introductions were given by the attendees. The committee’s first agenda item was a review of the AISTech 2011 technical program sponsored by the MPPATC. Twenty-one presentations were organized into five sessions with one of the sessions being a joint session with the AIST Plate Rolling Technology Committee. A discussion ensued regarding the number of presentation cancellations that occurred. Information was provided to justify some of the cancellations, but all agreed that the session organizers should take an active role in contacting presenters to ensure that they are committed to presenting at the event. The committee members did commend the opportunity for graduate students to present posters rather than formal presentations. Election of 2012 committee officers was then conducted. Bhaskar Yalamanchili of Gerdau Midlothian was elected chair, Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Laboratories was elected vice chair, Roger Pradhan of ArcelorMittal Research and Development was elected papers chair. As MPPATC is the key committee involved in the programming of the AIST Steel Properties & Applications Conference at MS&T, it was noted that Stephanie Will of The Timken Co. was the committee representative for MS&T’11 and Denqi Bai of SSAB will fill that role for MS&T’12. Volunteers were solicited to lead the planning for MS&T’13. The chair also requested that if any member was interested in organizing an individual symposium for MS&T’12, they should submit the request to matscitech.org, the website for MS&T. Next, the winners for the three Metallurgy Technology Division awards for 2012 were announced. The Gilbert Speich Award winners for best physical metallurgy paper were R.R. Mohanty and O.A. Girina of ArcelorMittal Global R&D, East Chicago, Ind. USA, for their paper entitled, “Effect of Heating Rate on The Kinetics of Austenite Formation in Low Carbon High Strength Steels Annealed in the Intercritical Region.” The Jerry Silver Award winner for best process metallurgy or product application paper by a student was M.S. Dyer et al, for their paper entitled, “Microalloy Precipitation in Hot Charged Slabs.” The Richard Fruehan Award winners for best process metallurgy paper were Robert Pierer and Christian Bernhard from the University of Leoben for their paper entitled, “The Nature of Internal Defects in Continuously Cast Steel and Their Impact on Final Product Quality.” The chair also provided an update regarding the status of the AIST Steel Properties & Applications Conference at MS&T’11 being held in Columbus, Ohio, 16–20 October 2011. Sixty-one sessions were organized under the four symposia with 121 presentations scheduled. The second Adolf Martens Lecture will be held on 19 October 2011 and will be delivered by Dr. Bruce Bramfitt of ArcelorMittal Steel. The last agenda item was a review of planned AIST Specialty Training Conferences sponsored by the MPPATC. The International Symposium on the Recent Developments in Plate Steels was held 19–22 June 2011 in Winter Park, Colo., and included 44 papers over the three-day conference. Other conferences being considered are a Fundamental Metallurgy Training Seminar and a conference on steel applications in energy conservation. The next MPPATC meeting will be held on 18 October 2011 during MS&T’11 in Columbus, Ohio.

During the 2010 AIST Steel Properties & Applications Conference, held in conjunction with MS&T’10 in Houston, Texas, the AIST Metallurgy — Processing, Products & Applications Technology Committee (MPPATC) held their fall meeting on Oct. 19. A review was given by Amy Clarke, AIST representative to the Programming Committee of MS&T’10, on the Iron & Steel sessions held during the event. Five symposia were organized, comprised of 110 presentations. The sessions were well-attended, with the Austenite Formation and Decomposition IV Symposium having especially strong attendance, with some presentations being “standing room only.” Stephanie Will, AIST representative to the Programming Committee of MS&T’11, provided an overview of the Iron & Steel symposia for next year’s program. Four symposia have been organized, focusing on coating technology, steel processing, cast and specialty steels, and product application. Nominations were then made for the representative from the committee for MS&T’12. Dengai Bai, SSAB, was nominated and elected to represent the committee during the planning and programming of MS&T’12. AISTech 2011 was also discussed, as five sessions have been organized by the MPPATC for the event in Indianapolis, Ind. The organizers for the International Symposium on Recent Development in Plate Steels discussed the status of the conference programming. The event will take place in Winter Park, Colo., on 20–22 Jun 2011. Additional volunteers were also selected to assist in completing the programming for this conference. The MPPATC meeting concluded with the recognition of the winners of the Jerry Silver Award, the Gilbert Speich Award and the Richard Fruehan Award. The next MPPATC meeting will be a teleconference in March 2011.

The Metallurgy — Processing, Products & Applications Technology Committee (MPPATC) co-located their spring meeting with AISTech 2010 on 5 May in Pittsburgh, Pa. Following introductions and AIST announcements, the members reviewed the MPPATC sessions being held during AISTech. Attendance was noted as being strong, and the committee will forward recommendations to the AIST Conference Planning Committee on improving authors’ commitment to future AISTech conferences. The committee was particularly pleased with the support for the three sessions focused on research and development groups in iron and steel. The MPPATC elected officers for 2010–2011 as: Kip Findley of the Colorado School of Mines, chair; Bhaskar Yalamanchili of Gerdau Ameristeel, vice chair; Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Labs, papers chair; Ron Radizlowski of Severstal Dearborn, awards chair; and Stephanie Will of The Timken Co., AIST representative to the MS&T’11 Program Coordinating Committee. A review of the iron and steel symposia at MS&T’10 was made by Kip Findley on behalf of Amy Clarke, who could not attend. There have been almost 200 submissions for the steel-related programming at MS&T’10, and this year’s program will include the Adolf Martens Lecture by George Krauss. The last item of discussion was the status and proposal of committee-sponsored AIST Specialty Training Conferences. In development are an international conference on plate products and an international conference on steel applications for energy conservation. There has also been a proposal for a “Sensors, Simulation and Measurement for Metallurgical Equipment Conference.” The next meeting of the MPPATC will be on 19 Oct 2010, in Houston, Texas, and will be co-located with the AIST Steel Properties & Applications Conference at MS&T’10.

The Metallurgy — Processing, Products & Applications Technology Committee (MPPATC) held their fall meeting on 27 Oct 2009, in Pittsburgh, Pa., during the AIST Steel Properties & Applications Conference held in conjunction with MS&T’09. The members in attendance introduced themselves and discussed the overall structure of the committee membership. A representative from the MS&T’09 organizing committee gave a review of the iron and steel technical program for MS&T’09. There were 230 steel-related presentations, and the iron and steel sessions were attended by 40–60 individuals at any given time. Planning is currently under way for MS&T’10, to be held in Houston, Texas, 17–21 Oct 2010. Five symposia in iron and steel are being organized, including the first AIST Adolf Martens Lecture. An overview of MPPATC sessions for AISTech 2010 was provided by the MPPATC papers chair. There will be three sessions at AISTech 2010 sponsored by the MPPATC showcasing research and development groups providing technological assistance to the steel industry, both from within the steel industry community and via international universities. The meeting concluded with the presentation of the Metallurgy Division awards. The Jerry Silver Award for the best process metallurgy or product application paper presented by a student went to Bret Rietow and Brian G. Thomas of the University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign for their paper entitled, “Using Nail Board Experiments to Quantify Surface Velocity in the CC Mold.” The Gilbert Speich Award for best physical metallurgy paper presented went to Dengqi Bai, Todd Nelson, Rick Bodnar, Sorin Scumpu and Michael A. Cooke of SSAB IPSCO for their paper entitled, “IPSCO Development of High-Performance Steels for Bridge Applications.” The Richard Fruehan Award for best process metallurgy paper presented went to Mark A. Nicholls, Zafer Koont, Brian D. Nelson, Darren Bray and Jeffrey Felker of ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. for their paper entitled, “Copper Plating Phenomenon During Pickling of Steel.”

The Metallurgy — Processing, Products & Applications Technology Committee (MPPATC) met on 5 May during AISTech 2009. The chair opened the meeting, thanked all for attending, and noted that the meeting was subject to the AIST Anti-Trust Guidelines. The MPPATC sessions for AISTech 2009 were discussed, and concern was raised regarding authors who submitted papers but did not present. It was noted that the AIST policy is that papers were not placed on the conference proceedings without an author being registered to attend AISTech. Officer elections then took place. Quilin Yu of Nucor Steel is the new chair, and Kip Findley of the Colorado School of Mines is the vice chair. Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Laboratories is the MS&T’10 Programming Coordinating Committee AIST representative. Lifeng Zhang of the Missouri Institute of Science & Technology volunteered to be papers chair, and Ron Radzilowski of Severstal Dearborn will continue to perform the duties of awards chair. An update was provided to the members concerning the five symposia organized by the MPPATC for MS&T’09. The five symposia contain 19 different sessions on subjects such as: EBDS, zinc-coated products, inclusions and clean steels, steel metallurgy and applications, and processing and properties of cast, forged and specialty steels. Members of the MPPATC are also beginning plans for stand-alone Specialty Training Conferences on plate rolling and cooling and microalloying of steel. The next MPPATC meeting will be co-located with MS&T’09 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 25–29, 2009.