UK steel firms win EU cash

British Steel has won the lion’s share of UK research work under this year’s £38m European Coal and Steel Community research programme. EU ministers have agreed to 72 research projects and 18 pilot projects. Projects involving British companies include: * Determination of coke bed voidage in the blast furnace hearth (British Steel). * Designing strip […]

British Steel has won the lion’s share of UK research work under this year’s £38m European Coal and Steel Community research programme. EU ministers have agreed to 72 research projects and 18 pilot projects.

Projects involving British companies include:

* Determination of coke bed voidage in the blast furnace hearth (British Steel).

* Designing strip cooling systems using advanced techniques (British Steel).

* Improvement of weld properties of high nitrogen alloyed stainless steels (Avesta Sheffield).

* Development of computational fluid dynamic-based engineering methods for evaluating thermal action on steel and composite structures (BRE).

* Steel in residential buildings for adaptable and sustainable construction (SCI).

* High-speed welding of packaging steel (Carnaud, Metal Box and ITRA).

British Steel is also a partner in most of projects that have a UK input, which include research on models for mixed microstructures and ultra-fine steel flat products.

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