From Oct. 14 to 18, 2018 Materials Science & Technology co-hosted by ASM International, Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) and the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) was held in Columbus, Ohio of the USA. Prof. Wang Wanlin and Prof. Zhang Haihui from the School of Metallurgy and Environment of CSU won the Marcus A. Grossmann Young Author Award, which is the first time for ASM to grant this award to metallurgist and technologists in mainland China.
This award was granted to Prof. Wang Wanlin’ team mainly for their paper Mold Simulator Study of Heat Transfer Phenomenon during the Initial Solidification in Continuous Casting Mold (Met Trans B. Vol. 48, 2017, online 2016) published on Metallurgical Materials Transactions B, an international authoritative journal in metallurgy. This paper has established a model for inverse heat transfer calculation of crystallizer based on the Mold Simulator technology and illustrated the initial continuous cast shell of crystallizer – mold flux – the temperature distribution of crystallizer and evolvement rule of heat resistance and heat transfer behavior on meniscus surface.
(Photo of Prof. Wang Wanlin)
Marcus A. Grossmann Young Author Award, an award at international society level with strong influence in the world’s metallurgy field, was established by ASM International in 1960 to memorize Dr. Marcus A. Grossmann, the former President of the ASM International and to motivate young metallurgy and materials researchers. In recent years, the research team led by Prof. Wang Wanlin has, in the research process of crystallizer metallurgy, systematically studiedthe interrelation models such as interfacial heat transfer of crystallizer, evolution of mold flux film, temperature field of crystallizer, surface quality of ingot and continuous casting parameters during initial solidification of molten steel, with the Mold Simulator technology. Consequently, the difficult problems in development of mold flux and process optimization during continuous casting of iron and steel are solved, and a new technology for efficient control of initial solidification of crystallizer is established, which provides theoretical support for the development of green and efficient continuous casting of iron and steel.
Source: School of Metallurgy and Environment