Research Program

CISR is comprised of faculty from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and is augmented by visiting professors and researchers from around the world. There are approximately 15 graduate and undergraduate students working within the Center.

Current Research Projects

Scrap Availability Model for the USA
Melting of DRI: Effect of Carbon Bonding
Impurity Control in Producing Advanced High Strength Steel – Effects of Manganese on Phosphorus and Nitrogen Reactions
Slab Cracking in AHSS Grades
High Temperature Oxidation of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS)”
Effects of threshold and composition filtering on automated inclusion microanalysis by SEM/EDX
Transient Inclusion Kinetics: Effect of Steel and Slag Composition on the Inclusion Modification of Si-Mn Killed Steels
Solidification Rate and Changes in Inclusion Composition
Kinetics of Transient Inclusion Reactions: Modeling Approach
Particle Size Distributions Behavior After Ca Addition in Al‐killed Low Carbon Steels
Inclusion Changes During Reoxidation
Statistical Analyses of Inclusion Distributions

CISR software

Generate a summary, size distribution, and proportional symbol ternary plot from a single sample.

Perform a cluster analysis of inclusion chemistry from a single data set.  Cluster analysis groups data points without user-specified rules.   This analysis is currently best performed on a data from a single sample.

Perform a principal component analysis on a set of multi-variable inclusion data (e.g. Ca, Al, Mg, Mn, S) to look for groupings in the data on a 2D plot.  Groupings on these plots have physical relevance.  This analysis is best done on data from multiple samples.