Degree Name

Master of Engineering (Hons.)


Department of Materials Engineering


Experimental studies on the effects of bed depth, basicity and suction on sintering at Australian Iron & Steel Pty Ltd were successfully carried out and introduced through Sintering Plant trials. Two new Sintering Process Models were developed during the experiment. The effectiveness of the second model was verified by its producing an orderly positioning of each combination of parameters, particularly, in the test series to study the effects of suction on sintering. This was a significant contribution to sintering technology. An improvement in productivity and sinter quality, and a marked changes in the sinter microstructural composition and texture were achieved.



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