In Quest of self Reliance: NML’s steel development program

Rajinikanth, V and Munda, Parikshit and Minj, R K and Ghosh Chowdhury, S (2012) In Quest of self Reliance: NML’s steel development program. Science and Culture, Vol.78/No.11-12 . pp. 532-536.

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Abstract

Driven by the prophecy “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”, CSIR-NML’s indigenous substitute steel development program centered around replacing the scarce nickel in a variety of steels, mainly with the abundantly available manganese. This article captures the glimpses of steel development activities vis-à-vis the requirements of the country, undertaken at National Metallurgical Laboratory through the last sixty years. These include the classic development of Ni-free stainless steel (Thackeron Steel), heat resistant steels, tool and die-steels, HSLA steels and more recently the silt erosion resistant steel.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.scienceandculture-isna.org/nov-dec-2012...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Steel, thackeron, CSIR, Silt erosion, TWIP
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:6739
Deposited By:Mr Rajinikanth V
Deposited On:25 Oct 2013 16:15
Last Modified:25 Oct 2013 16:15
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