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This selection of outstanding articles published recently in steel research international (2014 impact factor: 1.118) covers such diverse topics as high-entropy steels, medium-manganese steels, characterization methods, continuous casting, slag properties, deoxidation, desulfurization and nitrogen removal. All articles can be accessed for free. Click here.

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  1. Effect of Rare-Earth Cerium on Impurity Tin-Induced Hot Ductility Deterioration of SA508-III Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel

    Shenhua Song and Shufu Sun

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500425

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    Impurity tin can severely deteriorate the hot ductility of SA508-III reactor pressure vessel steel, but a minor addition of rare-earth cerium can suppress this tin-induced hot ductility deterioration. Grain boundary segregation of tin is mainly responsible for the hot ductility deterioration, whereas the segregation of cerium is mainly responsible for the suppression of the deterioration.

  2. Austenitic Grain Growth Behavior during Austenization in an Aluminum-Alloyed 5% Cr–Mo–V Steel

    Sha-Sha Li, Yao-Hui Liu, Yu-Lai Song, Ling-Nan Kong, Tuan-Jie Li and Ren-Hang Zhang

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500427

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    The austenitic grain growth behavior of an aluminum-alloyed 5% Cr–Mo–V steel has been investigated in a wide range of austenitizing temperatures and holding times. The results indicate that high content of Al addition can significantly accelerate the austenite grain growth, mainly because the high content of Al affected the Zener drag and solute drag on the grain growth.

  3. Characterization of the Acicular Ferrite in Al-Deoxidized Low-Carbon Steel Combined with Zr and Mg Additions

    Yi Min, Xiaobing Li, Zhe Yu, Chengjun Liu and Maofa Jiang

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500440

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    The formation of acicular ferrite in the as-casted microstructures is investigated by adding Zr and Mg into Al-killed low-carbon steel. The nuclei inclusions are identified as Al2O3–MgO–MnS and Al2O3–MgO–ZrO2–MnS multiphase particles with size in the range of 1.5–3.0 μm. These compounds are followed by Al2O3–MgO–ZrO2, Al2O3–MgO, and Al2O3 in decreasing order of effectiveness for acicular ferrite.

  4. Mathematical Simulation on Blast Furnace Operation of Coke Oven Gas Injection in Combination with Top Gas Recycling

    Hongtao Wang, Mansheng Chu, Wei Zhao, Cong Feng, Zhenggen Liu, Jue Tang and Tonglai Guo

    Article first published online: 28 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500372

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    This paper investigates a simulation on blast furnace operation of coke oven gas injection together with top gas recycling through tuyere injection (TI) and/or shaft injection (SI) by means of multi-fluid blast furnace model. The results show that the operation could improve blast furnace operational performance, reduce carbon emission, and increase gas utilization efficiency.

  5. A Novel Variable Scale Grid Model for Temperature Self-Adaptive Control: An Application on Plate Cooling Process after Rolling

    Tian Zhang, Qian Xie, Bingxing Wang, Zhiqiang Wu, Zhaodong Wang and Guodong Wang

    Article first published online: 28 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500344

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    An online variable scale grid (VSG) self-adaptive model for cooling temperature control is developed based on distance-weighted method. It can obviously improve the precision of temperature results by considering the effect of influence factors on heat transfer process and increase the calculated efficiency by using meshing and clustering.