Metallurgical Process Engineering discusses large-scale integrated theory on the level of manufacturing production processes, putting forward concepts for exploring non-equilibrium and irreversible complex system. It emphasizes the dynamic and orderly operation of the steel plant manufacturing process, the major elements of which are the flow, process network and program. The book aims at establishing a quasi-continuous and continuous process system for improving several techno-economic indices, minimizing dissipation and enhancing the market competitiveness and sustainability of steel plants. The book is intended for engineers, researchers and managers in the fields of metallurgical engineering, industrial design, and process engineering. Prof. Ruiyu Yin is honorary president of the Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, China, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Chapter 1 Steel——the "Material of Choice"
1.1 The Position of Steel among Diverse Materials
1.2 Steel——An Important Basic Material in the Process of Industrialization
1.3 The Rise of the Chinese Steel Industry
1.4 Technological Progress of the Chinese Steel Industry
1.5 Comparative Superiority, Restrictions and Prospects of the Chinese Steel Industry
Chapter 2 Process Manufacturing Industry and Process Engineering"
2.1 Manufacturing Industry and Its Technological Process
2.2 Process Manufacturing Industry and Equipment Manufacturing Industry
2.3 Manufacturing Process and Process Engineering
2.4 Features of Manufacturing Process
2.5 Classification of Manufacturing Processes
Chapter 3 Engineering Science in Steel Manufacturing Process
3.1 Transition of Theory and Engineering Practice for Metallurgical Process
3.2 Connotation and Physical Essence of Metallurgical Process Engineering
3.3 Ken and Topics of Fundamental Research of MetallurgicalEngineering Science