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Metallic Materials and Technologies

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.04.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Materials science and technology   
2.03.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Energy engineering   
1.08.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Control and care of the environment   

Code Science Field
T450  Technological sciences  Metal technology, metallurgy, metal products 
Thermodynamics and kinetics of processes in liquid and solid state, constitution of systems, melting, refining, casting, powder metallurgy, matallic composites, metallic glasses, intermetallic alloys, hot and cold workability, thermomechanical treatment, heat treatment, mechanical properties, remnant life time, heat engineering, modelling and processing, secodary raw materials and recycling, ecology, manufacture of software.
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Researchers (14)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  09434  PhD Mirko Doberšek  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  162 
2.  06554  PhD Branislav Glogovac  Energy engineering  Researcher  2004  110 
3.  27682  PhD Jurij Gontarev  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2006 - 2008  35 
4.  15528  PhD Anton Jaklič  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  154 
5.  00061  PhD Blaženko Koroušić  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  185 
6.  25497  PhD Martin Lamut  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  50 
7.  21523  PhD Iztok Naglič  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  178 
8.  00747  PhD Vasilij Prešern  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  96 
9.  26192  PhD Irena Škulj  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2007  47 
10.  13026  PhD Roman Šturm  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2005  328 
11.  08195  PhD Borivoj Šuštaršič  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  412 
12.  08001  PhD Franc Tehovnik  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  324 
13.  05438  PhD Matjaž Torkar  Materials science and technology  Head  2004 - 2008  469 
14.  24284  PhD Franci Vode  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  159 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0206  Institute of Metals and Technology  Ljubljana  5051622000  5,977 
In the world, as well as in Slovenia, metallic materials remain among the most important materials for structures and other equipment that directly or indirectly represent an important share of total exports. Due to economic, energetic and ecological reasons, cheaper and better materials and technologies can only be developed by the application of new basic knowledge connected with the study of phyisical-chemical effects: chemical composition,melt, solidification, thermo-mechanical working, heat treatment, heat engineering, modelling and processing. In the past the program group was active in both basic and applied research on metallic materials and was a member of several international EU projects as well as international bilateral projects, where we played a key role and gained new knowledge. This is also the goal of our programme for the next programme period. -The study of stainless steel with an increased content of nitrogen based on the development of our own computer-assisted thermodynamic model GPRO,which is also applicable for the study of complex reactions in the gas state as well as for the study of multicomponent systems of slags,with the goal of technological and ecological optimisation of the processes. -The introduction of new approaches from the theory of systems for modelling and simulating heat processes. The development of algorithms based on the Monte Carlo method for the study of heat radiation in the system combustion gas - furnace wall - reheated material; development and implementation of models for the simulation of reheating processes, operating in real time, on real objects and their evaluation by measurements. The development of new burning processes with higher yields. The goal is better control and optimisation of the reheating process, the reduction of energy consumption, and the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases as well as the improved quality of the reheated material. -Complex nitrides of intermetallic alloys based on aluminium, nickel, titanium and iron are promising materials for the hardening of surfaces and for new applications in aggressive environments. -Research on the ternary system Cu-Pd-Zn will be expanded to the quaternary system Ag-Cu-Pd-Zn. Using thermodynamics and kinetics the isothermal sections at 700 degree C and 350 degree C will be checked for a constant concentration of zinc, and the influence of zinc on the stability and composition of the intermetallic phase CuPd above 600 degree C will be checked. Basic results will enable further applications. -The study of the influencing factors on cast irons with special properties will enable us to understand the influence of the elements C, Si, Mn, Cr, Ni, and W on the temperature of transitions in the solid state and the physical-chemical properties of new alloys. -The study of the thermodynamic and kinetic precipitation hardening and dispersion strengthening processes in alloys and composites will enable us to obtain new knowledge in these areas. - The study of processes during the vacuum sintering of composite tool steel, stainless steel and high-speed steels with the addition of hard and soft phases as well as the upgrade of a computer-assisted system for quasi-static and dynamic compacting of metallic powders, which will enable a new type of higher-quality atomised powders and more accurate understanding of the basic processes during the compacting of powders. -The study of the manufacture of massive metallic glasses of Fe-P-B-Si and Fe-(Al,Ga)-P-B-(C)-Si,with soft magnetic properties. -The study of the influence of the structure and secondary phases on the use of standard procedures for the evaluation of the fracture-mechanical properties of materials, intermetallics and other brittle and ductile materials. -The study of the influencing factors and the development of methods for the evaluation of structure integrity and the evaluation of the remnant lifetimes of modern metallic materi...
Significance for science
Research results of the programme group were published in the monography for the constitution phase diagrams "Ternary Alloys" and in domestic and international journals and proceedings. - Programme group has several accepted patents that are due the lack of financial support applied only in the region of Republic of Slovenia and not wider in the EU regon. - Important scientific results were published in domestic and international scientific journals. The number of publications is relatively low due close cooperation of scientists with researchers and engineers from the industry that often do not allow to publish important results due their own development. Despite that we will try to publish important scientific results or patent protected them. - The relevancy of research programme is confirmed with cooperation in international projects of EU, like COST, EUREKA, 4 FP, 5 FP, RFCS, bilatheral cooperation (SLO-CZ, SLO-PL, SLO-IL, SLO-RO, SLO-Fr, SLO-HR, SLO-RU). proposals for the projects in 7 FP, and long term cooperation with slovenian industry. The members of the programme group were active as referees at scientific journals. Also in the future we will make efforts for international cooperation and for further cooperation with slovenian steelworks and metal working industry.
Significance for the country
Slovenian metallurgy and metal working industry have long tradition in the region and represent important share in BDP and important export segment. Programme group contributed with knowledge and cooperation to development and survival of the branch in Slovenian and global region. The transfer of knowledge from oriented basic research into industry is performed by applied projects. Proposed oriented basic research within programme enabled further development of metallurgical science, development of new materials, development of the profession and engineering practice and good cooperation with the science. Slovenian industry of steel, aluminium and special alloys has important share in specific market niche in European and global space. Concerning the importance of metall working industry and position of the branch as important exporter, the faster further development of the branch was possible only with close cooperation with science. Important is also international cooperation. Performed oriented basic researches were base for cooperation of science with industry. Sound economy with successful industry assures further cultural development of Slovenia and is good promotion of the country. The researchers cooperate in Technical Committees of Slovenian Institute of Standardization (SIST) at receiving of new standards. We started to cooperate with the Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School.
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