Doctoral Dissertations

Doctoral Dissertations since 2006 under the Centre for Advanced Steels Research (CASR)


  • Isteri V
    Alternative ye’elimite (CSA) cement clinkers from industrial byproducts
    2023 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Koskela A
    Utilisation of lignin-based biocarbon in pyrometallurgical applications
    2023 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Abdelrahim A 
    Towards lower CO2 emissions in iron and steelmaking – Hydrogen-assisted reduction and cement-free briquettes
    2023 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Kantanen P 
    The role of finely divided retained austenite on the mechanical properties of QP and ART processed novel 0.3C ultrahigh strength steels. 
    2023 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Tervo H 
    Non-metallic inclusions in steels and their effect on the toughness and ductility. Ultra-high-strength steels and high strength offshore steels 
    2023 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Latypova R 
    Development and Application of a Tuning-Fork Test in Studying Hydrongen-Induced Fracture in As-Quenched Martensitic Steels 
    2022 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Kallio R 
    Multidisciplinary study of the beneficiation potential of the Kiviniemi ferrous scandium deposit 
    2022 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Wei H 
    Experimental and Numerical Studies of Burden Layers at Blast Furnace Charging 
    2022 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Tiensuu H 
    Modelling the quality of the steel products under challenging measurement conditions 
    2022 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Hannula J 
    Effect of niobium, molybdenum and boron on the mechanical properties and microstructures of direct quenched ultra-high-strength steels 
    2022 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Liu W 
    Experimental and numerical analysis of blast furnace drainage  
    2022 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Kodukula S 
    Ridging in stabilized ferritic stainless steels: the effects of casting and hot-rolling parameters. 
    2021 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Haiko O 
    Effect of Microstructural Characteristics and Mechanical Properties on the Impact-abrasive and Abrasive Wear Resistance of Ultra- High Strength Steels. 
    2021 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Ramesh Babu S 
    The onset of martensite and auto-tempering in low-alloy martensitic steels. 
    2021 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Vuolio T 
    Model-based identification and analysis of hot metal desulphurisation. 
    2021 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Laitila J 
    Effect of forced weld cooling on high-strength low alloy steels to interpass temperature. 2021 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Gyakwaa F 
    Electric arc characterisation and furnace process monitoring with optical emission spectroscopy and image analysis. 
    2020 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Pauna H 
    Electric arc characterisation and furnace process monitoring with optical emission spectroscopy and image analysis. 
    2020 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Juuti T 
    The precipitation of Laves phase and its contribution to mechanicalproperties in novel high-Cr ferritic stainless steels. 
    2020 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Ali M 
    Development of Low-Cost CrNiMoWMnV Ultrahigh-Strength Steel with High Impact Toughness for Advanced Engineering Applications. 
    2020 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Kolli S 
    Sensitization in austenitic stainless steels. Quantitative prediction considering multicomponent thermodynamic and mass balance effects.  
    2020 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Frondelius T 
    Development of methods in engine design process. 
    2020 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Laukka A 
    The effects of microalloying on the scale formation of AISI 304 stainless steel in walking beam furnace conditions   
    2020 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Saastamoinen A 
    Processing and microstructure of direct-quenched and tempered ultra-high-strength steels  
    2020 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Javaheri V 
    Design, thermomechanical processing and induction hardening of a new medium-carbon steel microalloyed with niobium. 
    2019 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Ramasetti E 
    Modelling of Open-eye Formation and Mixing Phenomena in a Gas-stirred Ladle for Different Operating Parameters. 
    2019 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Järvenpää A 
    Microstructures, mechanical stability and strength of low-temperature reversion-treated AISI 301LN stainless steel under monotonic and dynamic loading. 
    2019 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Hietava A 
    Electrical behaviour of submerged arc furnace’s charge materials. 
    2018 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Anttila S 
    Influence of minor elements on some weldability issues of intermediate purity stabilized ferritic stainless steels. 
    2018 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Kärnä A 
    Modelling of supersonic top lance and the heat-up stage of the CAS-OB process. 
    2018 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Alatarvas T 
    Evolution of inclusion population in calcium treated ultra-high strength steels. Novel applications of sample data treatment. 
    2018 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Pallaspuro S 
    On the factors affecting the ductile-brittle transition in as-quenched fully and partially martensitic low-carbon steels. 
    2018 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Vuokila A 
    CFD modeling of auxiliary fuel injections in the blast furnace tuyere-raceway area. 
    2017 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Visuri V-V 
    Mathematical Modelling of Chemical Kinetics and Rate Phenomena in the AOD Process. 
    2017 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Iljana M 
    Iron ore pellet properties under simulated blast furnace conditions. Investigation on reducibility, swelling and softening. 
    2017 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Aula M 
    Optical emission from electric arc furnaces. 
    2016 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Kisko A 
    Microstructure and properties of reversion treated low-Ni high-Mn austenitic stainless steels. 
    2016 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Haapakangas J 
    Coke properties in simulated blast furnace conditions – Investigation on hot strength, chemical reactivity and reaction mechanism. 
    2016 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Kaijalainen A 
    Effect of microstructure on the mechanical properties and bendability of direct-quenched ultrahigh-strength steels. 
    2016 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Sulasalmi P 
    Modelling of Slag Emulsification and Slag Reduction in CAS-OB Process. 
    016 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Suopajärvi H 
    Bioreducer use in blast furnace ironmaking in Finland. Techno-economic assessment and CO2 emission reduction potential.  
    2015 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Kemppainen A 
    Limiting phenomena related to the use of iron ore pellets in a blast furnace. 2015 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Omran M 
    Microwave dephosphorisation of high phosphorus iron ores of the Aswan region, Egypt. 
    2015 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Ferreira E 
    Model selection in time series machine learning applications. 
    2015 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Mehtonen S 
    The behavior of stabilized high-chromium ferritic stainless steels in hot deformation. 
    2014 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Tamminen S 
    Modelling the rejection probability of a quality test consisting of multiple measurements. 
    2014 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Kulju T 
    Utilization of phenomena-based modeling in unit operation design. 
    2014 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Tuovinen L 
    From machine learning to learning with machines: demodelling the knowledge discovery process. 
    2014 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Heikkinen E-P 
    On the role of computational thermodynamics in research and development of AOD and CRC processes. 
    2013 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Sorsa A 
    Prediction of material properties based on non-destructive Barkhausen noise measurement. 
    2013 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Paananen T 
    The effect of minor oxide components on reduction of iron ore agglomerates. 
    2013 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Ruuska J 
    Special measurements and control models for a basic oxygen furnace (BOF). 2012 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Martin D 
    Selected heat conduction problems in thermomechanical treatment of steel. 
    2011 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Nousiainen O 
    Characterization of second-level lead-free BGA interconnections in thermomechanically loaded LTCC/PWB assemblies. 
    2010 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Uusipaavalniemi S 
    Framework for analyzing and developing information integration: a study on steel industry maintenance service supply chain. 
    2009 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Suikkanen P 
    Development and processing of low carbon bainitic steel. 
    2009 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Koskimäki H 
    Using similarity information in industrial applications. 
    2009 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Elsilä U 
    Knowledge discovery method for deriving conditional probabilities from large datasets. 2007 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Hamada A 
    Manufacturing, mechanical properties and corrosion behaviour of high-Mn TWIP steels. 2007 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Laitinen  
    Improvement of weld HAZ toughness at low heat input by controlling the distribution of M-A constituents. 
    2006 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Juutilainen I 
    Modelling of conditional variance and uncertainty using industrial process data. 2006 (Dissertation, pdf)
  • Heino J 
    Harjavallan suurteollisuuspuisto teollisen ekosysteemin esimerkkinä kehitettäessä hiiliteräksen ympäristömyönteisyyttä. 
    2006 (Dissertation, pdf)

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