Virtual Conference

Organizing Committee

Menghuai Wu, University of Leoben, Austria Local

Organizing Committee:
Gerhard Hackl, ASMET, Austria
Yvonne Dworak, ASMET, Austria
Lisa Löschnauer, ASMET, Austria

About STEELSIM 2021

The 9th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes in Steelmaking (STEELSIM 2021) will offer a great opportunity for the experts in the field of numerical modelling and simulation, from both academic research area and ironmaking/steelmaking industry, to share their knowledge and new scientific/technical achievements, and to discuss the common challenges and potential pathways for future developments.

History in Brief

  • 2005, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2007, Graz, Austria
  • 2009, Leoben, Austria
  • 2011, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2013, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • 2015, Bardolino, Italy
  • 2017, Qingdao, China
  • 2019, Toronto, Canada
  • 2021, Vienna, Austria

Important Dates

Registration Deadline: September 21, 2021


The scope of this conference covers all aspects related to new developments in modelling and simulation of me- tallurgical processes of steelmaking and ironmaking. The topics include (not limited) the modelling and simulation of:

  • liquid metals, flow mechanics;
  • ironmaking and blast furnace;
  • primary and secondary metallurgy of steelmaking;
  • refining of alloy steels;
  • solidification and castings (ingot and continuous casting);
  • processing of special steels (ESR, VAR, etc.);
  • electrochemistry in metals and slags;
  • electromagnetic processing in metallurgy;
  • application of refractories;
  • control of product defects (macrosegregation, nonmetallic inclusions, porosity, cracks, ect.);
  • thermodynamics and phase transformation;
  • metal forming, rolling and thermo-mechanics;
  • microstructure and steel properties;
  • machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence.

Harald Holzgruber


CEO, INTECO Holding GmbH

Dirk van der Plas

Knowledge Group Leader, Process Modelling and Fluid Dynamics Tata Steel, Research and Development

plenary speakers

Aibing Yu

PhD DSc FAA FTSE FCAE FRSN FIChemE, Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Suzhou), Monash University, Australia

Michel Bellet

Professor, Mines ParisTech - PSL Research University, CEMEF, Sophia Antipolis, France

Brian G. Thomas

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Continuous Casting Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Gernot Hackl

Head of Global Simulation, Global Engineering & Simulations, RHI MAGNESITA

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