Sheet steel is used in virtually any application that requires an economical, strong and easily workable material. The material is used, among others, in the automotive industry. Approximately 560 million tonnes of sheet steel was produced worldwide in 2013.
The image shows the microscopic structure of a cast steel ingot, which has undergone a single pass through a rolling mill. Before becoming a finished sheet steel product, the material will undergo several processing stages with varying levels of deformation.
The initial microstructure affects the final properties and structure of the finished product.
Contact persons: Professor Pasi Peura and MSc Tuomo Nyyssönen.
TUT’s Graduate School has 25 funded places available for doctoral students in the fields of architecture and engineering. Students accepted on a funded place are expected to pursue doctoral studies on a full-time basis from 1 January 2016 onwards and complete their degree at TUT in four years. In addition, they are expected to gain teaching experience in their area of expertise as part of their studies.
Funded places are currently available at the Graduate School in several fields of architecture and engineering.
Please go to http://www.tut.fi/openpositions to find out more. Applications will be accepted until 12 October 2015.
Tampere University of Technology is one of the two Finnish universities which operate in the form of a foundation. The foundation model promotes the development of education and research. It gives the University good prerequisites to succeed amid growing international competition.
The increased autonomy provides a competitive edge when competing for good researchers, inspiring teachers and talented students. The proceeds of foundation capital enable further investment in new openings in research and education.
Read more about the foundation model.