About this Course
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Steel, ever-evolving material, has been the most preeminent of all materials since it can provide wide range of properties that can meet ever-changing requirements. In this course, we explore both fundamental and technical issues related to steels, including iron and steelmaking, microstructure and phase transformation, and their properties and applications....
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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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18 minutes to complete

Introduction to iron and steels

This course introduces the very first history of iron and steel. You will learn from where iron came from to the first production of iron by human industry. Information on the basic concept of iron and steel will be covered. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 18 min)
Video6 videos
Introduction1m
Metal changed the world5m
What is iron, what is steel?3m
Ferrous Metallurgy in Antiquity3m
The first in encountering, making, producing Iron2m

2

Section
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23 minutes to complete

Ferrous metallurgy and steel industry

This course explains the development of steel industry with the timeline on the history of iron and steel making processes. Information on the world production of steels and the importance of steel industry will also be treated....
Reading
4 videos (Total 23 min)
Video4 videos
Modern Steel industry3m
World Steel Production1m
Remarks: Steel - Its Importance1m

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1 hour to complete

Iron and steelmaking I: Ironmaking and raw materials

The next four courses cover the whole steel production process. This particular course covers the ironmaking from raw materials. Processes from the pretreatment of raw materials to the reaction inside the blast furnace are treated. Alternative ironmaking process to reduce the environmental problems will also be introduced. ...
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4 videos (Total 30 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Raw materials5m
Ironmaking process13m
Other issues3m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz6m

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1 hour to complete

Iron and steelmaking II: Pretreatment and BOF steelmaking

This course handles the steel making process which is converting the hot metal formed in the ironmaking process into steel. Hot metal pretreatment to decrease some of the impurities, and basic oxygen furnace (BOF) process to reach the required composition will be treated in detail. Related reactions and technics are also introduced....
Reading
4 videos (Total 40 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Hotmetal preatreatment11m
Basic oxygen furnace process12m
Basic oxygen steelmaking reactions5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz6m
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Top Reviews

By YHJul 6th 2018

A very useful course that gave me a lot of new information

Instructors

Kim, Nack Joon

Professor
Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology

Suh, Dong Woo

Associate Professor
Graduate Institute ofFerrous Technology

Kang, Youn-Bae

Professor
Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology

Sung-Mo Jung

Professor
Pohang University of Science and Technology

Kim, Sung-Joon

Professor
Graduate Institute ofFerrous Technology

About Pohang University of Science and Technology

POSTECH opened its doors in 1986 as the first research-oriented university in Korea to educate the brightest minds in the country and lead the transition of Korea’s higher education from dissemination to creation of knowledge. Since its establishment 30 years ago, POSTECH has taken on numerous challenges and innovations to revolutionize the culture of and raise the bar for scientific research in Korea. As such, the past three decades represent the proud history of POSTECH, which has marked a meaningful milestone in the community of higher education and science/engineering in Korea and has since grown into one of the top universities in Asia. Now, POSTECH is poised to take another leap forward over the next three decades: driven by the open and fearless spirit to tackle the unknown, it will serve as a flagship university that proposes a new role for value creation in society. We at POSTECH will continue to dedicate ourselves to our mission—providing the finest education and fostering talented youth into leaders equipped with a comprehensive and essential skill set for the future. Also, we will further build upon the research excellence POSTECH has achieved thus far to make direct contributions not only in expanding boundaries of scientific knowledge but also in leading the socio-economic progress of the country and region. The founding tenets of POSTECH aims to serve the nation and humanity through education, research, and industry-academic cooperation. Going forward, we will spare no efforts to open a new path of value creation through continuously ensuring “devoted education,” “outstanding research,” and “robust job and business creation” and to develop into a top global university that proudly represents Korea....

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