Mathematics as tough as steel

19 agosto 2015

Steel is one of the main building blocks of modern society. This is because of all the metallic materials, steel – which is mainly iron – is the most advantageous to produce from both an economic and environmental point of view. Also, steel is extremely versatile: there are thousands of steels with properties suited to all kinds of applications. For these reasons, steel is used more than all other metals together. Because so much steel is used globally, by learning to make and use steels in a more optimal way, we can help make considerable improvements to the use of the planet’s raw materials and energy, and greenhouse gas production. By combining mathematics and materials science, we can help this happen.