BAOSTEEL Australia

Project ID: BA17010

Project Title: Solidification Behavior Research in the Continuous Casting of High Nitrogen and High Molybdenum Alloys

  • Dr Dominic Phelan, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Huijun Li, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Rian Dippenaar, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Madeleine Du Toit, University of Wollongong
  • Dr David Wexler, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Li Zhang, Baosteel Research Institute
  • Dr Liangliang Guo, Baosteel Research Institute

Super-Austenitic and Duplex stainless steels are advanced alloys used for demanding applications in the oil and gas, desalination and hydrometallurgical industries. Baosteel have invested significantly in developing a production capacity to meet China and Australia’s growing need for these strategic materials. To date crack formation in Super-austenitic and gas pore formation in Duplex stainless steels have a substantial negative impact on production output. The project will leverage the unique combination of experimental and computational facilities at UoW with the practical casting expertise at Baosteel to elucidate the underlying cause of defects and hence increase quality by up to 10%.