Algorithm for quantifying the particle size distribution of non-metallic inclusions formation in steel production


  • Marija Mihailović University of Belgrade - Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy - National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, Njegoševa 12, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
  • Karlo Raić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Karnegijeva 4, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia



deoxidation; nonmetallic inclusions; clean steel; log-normal distribution.


When the quantitative characterization of non-metallic inclusions in steel is done and the effect of limiting factors is assessed, and based on that the possibility of reconstruction of the total content of non-metallic inclusions in steel is estimated, further considerations can be directed towards predicting the model of size distribution curve. The aim of this work is to establish relations on the basis of which it will be possible to quantify the content of non-metallic inclusions in extra-pure steels, when metallographic control is difficult or even impossible by routine procedures.


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How to Cite

Mihailović, Marija, and Karlo Raić. 2021. “Algorithm for Quantifying the Particle Size Distribution of Non-Metallic Inclusions Formation in Steel Production”. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 27 (4):437-47.



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