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FMH3909 Clean Steel with Focus on Tundish Technology 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FMH3909 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

In-depth knowledge with respect to the manufacturing of clean steel with a focus on non-metallic inclusions as well as tundish technology.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should know:

  • What size and shape of inclusion are harmful for mechanical properties of steel
  • The main sources of inclusions in steelmaking
  • Mechanisms that favour the separation of inclusions from molten steel
  • Equations that can be used to predict the separation rate of inclusions
  • Technological solutions for minimizing inclusions in the production of pure steel.

Course disposition

The course is given as a self-study course throughout the year. The student contacts the examiner who distributes a course material and the questions that constitute the
intended learning outcomes, including specifications regarding the expected scope of the answer per
intended learning outcomes. The student then writes a report which is submitted to the examiner for review.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted to doctoral studies, in the subject of technical materials science.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge of metallurgical processes.


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Course material distributed at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web FMH3909

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Materials Science and Engineering