Fundamentals and Applications of Mo and Nb Alloying in High Performance Steels, Volume 1
The first Taiwan Symposium on “Fundamentals and Applications of Mo and Nb Alloying in High Performance Steels” was held November 7–8, 2011 in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. The symposium was jointly organized by IMOA, CBMM, NiobelCon, China Steel Corporation (CSC) and National Taiwan University (NTU). Leading research experts from both academia and industry gathered to exchange ideas on the innovations in steel development necessary to improve energy conservation, reduction of CO2 emissions, and other serious sustainability challenges facing today’s steel-related industries. More than 80 delegates gathered to hear 15 presentations from internationally renowned experts, focusing on “Metallurgical Fundamentals” and “Product applications” of high performance steels alloyed with Mo and Nb. Of particular interest were the synergies achieved by alloying with these two elements and other microalloy constituents, which together create a more profound effect on the host metal’s properties than each element’s individual effect. Linepipe, automotive, and structural applications provide excellent examples where these effects lead to enhanced strength and toughness for a variety of service conditions. These better properties save weight and improve performance and safety in end use applications. Alloying can also be cost-effective when processing and quality considerations are evaluated.
The symposium was judged a great success by its participants and organizers, who are keen to repeat the format in the future. The individual papers can be downloaded from the TMS website: www.tms.org/highperformancesteels. The full proceedings of the symposium can be downloaded below and the book can be ordered at firstname.lastname@example.org.