The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announced the regional champions of the 7th steeluniversity.org Challenge.
The regional championship took place on November 13th and 21st 2012 over two 24 hour periods. This year’s competition attracted more than 42,600 attempts from 1,148 teams representing 37 different countries, an increase of 76% compared to last year. 896 teams successfully completed the task. The lowest cost achieved at the regional championship was $259.86/tonne.
The new regional champions in the ‘Industry’ and ‘Student’ categories will be invited to compete for the title of World Champion in Brussels in February 2013 in the presence of leaders of the global steel industry.
The entrants were challenged to produce the ‘structural steel’ grade of steel using the Electric Arc Furnace simulation from steeluniversity.org at the minimum overall cost.
The regional champions of the Industry category
|Latin America||Francisco Diego Araruna da Silva. Alex Maia do Nascimento||Gerdau Acos Brasil||Brazil|
|North America||Richard Zhang, Kyle Cormier||Gerdau||Canada|
|Europe-CIS||Paul Wiggins||Tata Steel Europe||United Kingdom|
|East Asia-Oceania||Hsieh Yi Human, Chan Shih-Wei||Dragon Steel. China Steel Corporation||Taiwan, ROC.|
|Middle East-India-Africa||Manjunathan M., Chandra Prakash S.||Tata Steel Ltd.||India|
The regional champions of the Student category
|Latin America||Lucas Lopes de Castro, Francisco Leonardo Martins de Sousa||Universidade Federal do Ceara||Brazil|
|North America||Thiago Ivo de Sousa Menezes, Christopher Lenchyshyn||Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres||Canada|
|Europe-CIS||Andraz Bradesko, Anze Tekavcic||University of Ljubljana||Slovenia|
|East Asia-Oceania||Yang Yilong. Lu Yanguo||University of Science and Technology Liaoning||China|
|Middle East-India-Africa||Jaya Gupta. Anika Jain||Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur||India|
Source – Worlddsteel.org