Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group (MISG) Steel Projects from Australia and New Zealand

Conference paper
Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI, volume 1)

Abstract

Projects from the steel industry have made a valuable contribution to mathematics-in-industry study groups (MISG). In the eight-year period 2004–2011, there were eight such projects brought to the annual Australia and New Zealand MISG. Three particular projects are reviewed in more detail. The first relates to the extraction of vanadium and other metalloids from molten raw metal sourced from iron sand. The second considers the heating of cold-rolled steel coils during annealing. Finally, the third concerns the continuous hot-dipped galvanising process and coating deformations that may arise therein.

Keywords

Steel industry Mathematical modelling Mathematics in industry study group 

Notes

Acknowledgments

I am very grateful to New Zealand Steel, Bluescope Steel Research and the industry representatives who brought these projects to the MISG. I also thank and acknowledge team members involved with these projects, and other contributors to the MISG: hosts, directors, industry partners and participants. Involvement with these projects have been instructive and fun. Finally I am grateful to the organisers of Forum “Math-for-Industry 2013Ó for the opportunity to report on this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Mathematics in IndustryInstitute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey UniversityAlbanyNew Zealand

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