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Enhanced vehicle light weighting and safety through tailored hot stamping

2016/17-2019/20 • $715,283
The proposed research will address the fundamental material characterization and model development required to introduce tailored hot stamping processes to fabricate automotive crash energy-absorbing frontal structure components. Hot stamping has been adopted extensively to fabricate side impact...

Advanced zn-coated steel development and manufacturing technology for automotive weight reduction and safety enhancement

2018/19-2019/20 • $637,571
One of the most effective means of increasing automotive fuel efficiency and, thereby, decreasing harmful emissions is vehicle weight reduction. This can be accomplished by increasing the use of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) for structural components and body closures. Vehicle safety is...

Zinc and Al-Si coating effects in welding of advanced high strength steel

2018/19-2019/20 • $264,092
The proposed collaborative research and development project between the University of Waterloo, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, a producer of automotive steel products, and Zelixir Inc., an organization dedicated to the interest of zinc and its users, aims to investigate the effects of Zn and Al-Si...

Inclusion modification by calcium treatment in liquid steel processing

2017/18-2019/20 • $168,595
There is an ever increasing demand for cleaner steels with a low oxide micro-particle (inclusion) content. This increasing demand has highlighted the limitations of our current knowledge in controlling and predicting micro-particle development during liquid steel where the formation of...

Reducing vehicle weight by tailoring the properties of hot stamped structures

2019/20 • $163,342
The weight of passenger vehicles can be reduced by making their structural parts from press-hardened ultra high strength steel (UHSS). This requires, however, that these structures be produced with tailored properties so that engineered "soft" zones can absorb the impact energy in the event of a...

Development and Evaluation of Fine Crushing Circuits for Energy Efficient Comminution of Iron Ore

2018/19-2019/20 • $160,000
Comminution is an energy intensive component of mineral processing utilizing about 4% of electrical power generated in Canada. The common approach is to use crushing technologies followed by grinding in tumbling mills to achieve liberation for separation of valuable from non-valuable components...

Design of High-Performance Tool Steel Metal Powders for Laser Additive Manufacturing (HIPTSLAM)

2019/20 • $136,840
This project's aim is the development of tool steels powders based on wrought steels, in which the academics partners are CMQ, Laval University and McGill University and the industrials partners are ArcelorMittal, Bid Group, Canimex, Dienamex, Promatek and PyroGenesis. This specific project is...

Multi-physics modelling of semi-solid deformation and hot tearing in advanced high strength steels

2016/17-2019/20 • $114,200
Advanced high strength steels (AHSS) represent a key component in reducing vehicle weight and hence reducing fuel consumption related greenhouse gas emissions. In comparison to traditional high strength steels, AHSS achieve significant strength while retaining formability. The increased...

Innovative Low Melting Liquid Metal Model for Optimizing Argon Injection Practices during Steelmaking and Continuous Casting for Productivity and Quality Improvements

2018/19-2019/20 • $102,856
Steelmakers are under constant pressure to increase productivity, and simultaneously maintain high quality of continuously cast steel slabs because of stringent quality demands imposed by their customers. However, increasing productivity has detrimental effects on slab quality, and defects and...

Understanding and Controlling Transformations in the HAZ of 3G AHSS

2019/20 • $84,616
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must decrease to net-zero by 2055 to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Automakers plan to decrease the GHG emissions of their vehicles by using ultra high strength steels (UHSS),...

Effect of pressurized spray cooling on microstructure gradients in thicker hot strip products

2019/20 • $66,660
The development of new steel products continues to play an important role in the economy and society. The ever increasing pace of steel development is driven by the demands of critical sectors like automobile manufacturing, construction and energy. Developing new steels requires to deepen the...

Optimizing the Bendability of Advanced High Strength Steels for Automotive Applications

2019/20 • $50,000
This project aims to improve the competitiveness of ArcelorMittal Dofasco within the North American automotive supply chain for advanced high strength steel sheet. It does so by addressing a key materials validation requirement imposed by most automotive OEMs and parts suppliers, namely that the...

Effect of Chemical Composition and Microstructure on Liquid Metal Embrittlement in Advanced High Strength Steels.

2019/20 • $48,500
The steelmaking and automotive industries are key players in the drive to reduce greenhouse emissions and protect the environment. The development of advanced high strength steels is one of the most promising approaches for reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel efficiency. As steel...

Process compatibility and damage performance of carbide-free bainite advanced high strength steel (AHSS) sheets

2019/20 • $32,500
Intense research efforts are being expended on developing advanced high strength steels (AHSS) for vehicle weight reduction (improved fuel economy/lower emissions) and crash resistance (improved passive safety). This has resulted in the development of a number of Third Generation (3G) steels....

Productivity, firms and incomes

2016/17-2018/19 • $1,344,568
Three years ago, a small group of researchers from the university, government and private sectors began building a research network to study the fall in Canada's productivity growth, a significant threat to prosperity and to fiscal and social sustainability. The research path was original...

Interface-based design: A new frontier of alloy development

2016/17-2018/19 • $677,600
The development of new alloys for lightweight materials and products can be significantly expedited by using integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) tools to accurately predict the microstructures which are the "fingerprints" that give a metal or alloy its unique properties. The...

Laser and resistance spot welding of coated hot press forming steel

2016/17-2018/19 • $353,889
The proposed collaborative research and development project between the University of Waterloo, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, a producer of automotive steel products, and Zelixir, a company dedicated exclusively to the interests of zinc and its users, aims to investigate the weldability of coated hot...

Enhancing liquid metal quality and productivity in a slab caster through physical and mathematical modelling

2016/17-2018/19 • $200,000
Flat product manufacturers are under constant pressure to increase productivity, and simultaneously maintain high quality of continuously cast steel slabs because of stringent quality demands imposed by their customers. However, increasing productivity has detrimental effects on slab quality,...

Horizontal single belt casting of ferrous and non-ferrous metals

2015/16-2018/19 • $156,000
The Horizontal Single Belt Casting (HSBC) process is a new option available for the Near-Net Shape Castingof steel and aluminium strips for sheet making operations. It provides for the friction-free, unconstrainedsolidification of a horizontal slab or strip of alloy, followed by in-line rolling...

Development of high strength hot-rolled steel products for automotive applications

2017/18-2018/19 • $120,000
The steelmaking and the automotive industries are key players in the drive to reduce greenhouse emissions and protect the environment. The development of advanced high strength steels is one of the most promising approaches for reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel efficiency. As steel...

Process compatibility and damage performance of carbide-free bainite advanced high strength steel (AHSS) sheets**

2018/19 • $15,700
Intense research efforts are being expended on developing advanced high strength steels (AHSS) for vehicle weight reduction (improved fuel economy/lower emissions) and crash resistance (improved passive safety). This has resulted in the development of a number of Third Generation (3G) steels....

Mathematical Modelling of the Flow and Heat Transfer in High-Turbulence Roll Cooling (HTRC)

2018/19 • $12,500
ArcelorMittal Dofasco is one of North America's advanced steel manufacturers working with the top*automotive, energy, packaging, and construction brands to develop lighter, stronger, and more sustainable*products - from cans to cars. Founded in 1912, ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Hamilton's largest...

Run-out table bottom jet cooling

2014/15-2017/18 • $240,000
There has been a tremendous development of advanced steels over the past few decades to provide steel products with improved properties for a wide range of applications including automotive, energy and construction. These advancements by steelmakers were critically enabled by design of...

Surface condition Effects on Advanced High Strength Steels Processing for the automotive industry

2015/16-2017/18 • $146,527
Hot dip galvanization is a technology typically used to produce Zinc-coated sheet products for atmospheric corrosion protection of different industrial products (e.g. automotive industry). This process can be run continuously from Rolling to the final coated product leading to high production...

Mathematical Modelling of the Flow in High-Turbulence Roll Cooling (HTRC)

2017/18 • $25,000
ArcelorMittal Dofasco is one of the North America's advanced steel manufacturers working with the topautomotive, energy, packaging, and construction brands to develop lighter, stronger, and more sustainableproducts - from cans to cars. Founded in 1912, ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Hamilton's (ON)...

High Manganese Steel Production Fundamentals

2014/15-2016/17 • $565,903
Steel producers must as never before supply car and light truck makers with better high strength steels. Recent regulations impose demanding vehicle greenhouse gas emissions and passenger safety goals. New classes of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) under development promise to help...

Adhesively bonded high strength steel axial crush tube investigation

2015/16-2016/17 • $127,334
Joining ultra-high strength steel for vehicle structural components is a challenging application for advanced structural adhesives due to surface coatings and the aggressive loading conditions these materials may encounter in crash scenarios. As designs move towards multi-material vehicle...

Steel inclusion prediction in ladle treatment

2013/14-2016/17 • $89,900
It is proposed to develop and validate a kinetic model for inclusion transformation (both magnesium aluminate spinels and calcium aluminates) in steels during the critical ladle refining stage of production. This work builds on previous work in which a kinetic model for metal and slag...

Laser ultrasonics as an innovative sensor for microstructure control

2012/13-2015/16 • $323,000
Laser ultrasonics for metallurgy (LUMet) is an emerging Canadian sensor technology that is a noncontact and nondestructive technique for fast and precise in-situ measurements of microstructures - the "fingerprints" that give a metal or alloy its unique properties. We are fortunate to have...

Gas-jet wiping of continuous galvanized coatings

2013/14-2015/16 • $161,400
In order to protect sheet steels from corrosion in automotive applications, a thin zinc coating is often applied via the continuous galvanizing process. The coating thickness (usually measured in terms of the coating weight in g/m2) is conventionally controlled using a planar slot-jet device...

Third-generation high-strength steels for automotive applications; optimization of microstructure and properties

2012/13-2015/16 • $160,000
Advanced high-strength steels are being used to replace conventional steels in automotive applications in order to improve fuel efficiency by reducing vehicle weight and without compromising safety and performance. These recently developed steels have excellent strength and ductility due to...

Tundish open eye formation: Quantify the effect and improve steel cleanliness

2015/16 • $25,000
Arcelor Mittal Dofasco is the largest producer of steel in Canada with an annual production of 4.2 million tons. Its major products are pipeline grades and automotive grades, both of which requires high quality slabs. One of the major problems AM Dofasco faces during continuous casting is...

Advanced biofuel for steel production

2015/16 • $25,000
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc., CanmetENERGY and Carleton University are collaborating to assess the feasibility of a new process to convert organic waste into biofuel suitable for Pulverized Coal Injection for steel production. The process will help with waste management in Canada and produce a...

Productivity, firms and incomes

2015/16 • $20,000
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Development of a hybrid electrohydraulic - hydromechanical drawing process for production of lightweight automotive parts

2011/12-2014/15 • $1,046,800
The use of high strength steels and lower density materials (aluminum, magnesium) in automotive body and chassisstructures is an excellent way to reduce vehicle weight. However, higher strength and/or lower density materials areinevitably accompanied by a decrease in formability: this leads to...

Tailored hot stamping and crash response of boron steels

2011/12-2014/15 • $655,886
This project will address the fabrication and crash response of ultra-high strength automotive components with tailored properties fabricated through hot stamping of boron steels. Hot stamped steels are fabricated by rapidly forming steels in the austenitic (red hot) condition within cooled dies...

Softening in Dual Phase Steel Joints: An understanding based on kinetics and characteristics of martensite tempering

2012/13-2014/15 • $115,380
The proposed collaborative research and development project, between the University of Waterloo and ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc., aims for a detailed understanding of the martensite tempering process with correlation to the softening phenomenon in dual phase steels that occurs in various welding...

Simulation of complex microstructure pathways for alloy design

2011/12-2013/14 • $625,250
This joint UBC-McMaster project is designed to continue strategic research on multiscale modelling to enable the development of integrated computational materials process engineering tools for Canada's metallurgical industry. The project brings together a group of Canada's leading Computational...

Development of Next Generation Wiping Air Knifese

2012/13 • $24,500
In continuous hot dip galvanizing, a high speed planar air jet, known as an "air knife", is used on each side of the sheet steel substrate to control the thickness of the zinc coating. The impingement of these jets on the moving steel sheet, after its immersion in a bath of molten zinc, causes...

Microstructure engineering of intercritically annealed dual-phase steels

2010/11-2011/12 • $92,000
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector is one of the major tasks for Canada to enable sustainable economic growth while addressing environmental concerns. A critical contribution to achieve this goal is to use new materials with improved properties for the design of...

Beneficial recovery of copper from the acidic eluate in a steel plant

2011/12 • $25,000
The steel plant of ArcelorMittal Dofasco (AMD) in Hamilton Ontario made major investments in their hydrochloric acid (pickling liquor) regeneration process in order to have less impact on the environment by eliminating wastewater discharge and drastically reducing particulate emissions. In doing...

Bridging the gap - a new generation process model for steels by modelling across different length scales

2010/11 • $175,000
This joint UBC-McMaster project brings together a group of Canada's leading Computational Materials Scientists with the goal of developing new process models based on computer modelling techniques spanning the atomistic to the macroscopic materials length-scales. Specifically, this project deals...

Run-out table user group

2010/11 • $94,000
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