Clinking of DP800 Steel Slabs

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Mechanical Engineering


Clinking is characterised as an audible cracking sound heard during the cool down of as-cast steel slabs in the slab yard, or during heat-up prior to hot rolling. This can lead to catastrophic slab failure, and as a result, yield losses or significant process interruptions. The aim of this project is to develop a mechanistic understanding of the cause of clinking in DP800 steels and determine the conditions that promote clinking of steel slabs, thus enabling clicking to be avoided in practice.


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EP/W522004/1 30/09/2021 29/09/2026
2710986 Studentship EP/W522004/1 01/10/2021 30/09/2025