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PITTSBURGH, March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that it has accepted an award from the High-Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) Special Call: Steel and Aluminum, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, to expand the company’s manufacturing capabilities for advanced high-strength steel (AHSS).
The goal of the winning project, drafted by researchers Evgueni Nikitenko and Susan Farjami at U. S. Steel’s Research and Technology Center in Munhall, Pa., is to enhance the company’s hot strip mill model used in creating AHSS. This type of steel is used by automakers to manufacture economically lightweight vehicles to meet increasing fuel efficiency requirements while maintaining exceptionally high safety standards. Lawrence Livermore National Lab, where the research will take place, will receive $300,000 to collaborate with U. S. Steel on the winning project. The project will take about one year to complete.
U. S. Steel President and CEO David B. Burritt said, “A project of this kind is crucial in helping to maintain and enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. steel industry. We are proud of the work of our Research organization in ensuring that steel remains the lowest cost, strongest, safest and most environmentally efficient material of choice.”
Kevin Zeik, U. S. Steel Senior Research Fellow, said, “We are looking forward to collaborating with Lawrence Livermore National Lab High-Performance Computing modeling, simulation and data experts to address key manufacturing challenges in the production of advanced high-strength steel.”
The award is presented to the company that best fulfills the mission of this sixth HPC4Mfg solicitation, which is to honor “collaborations that will address key manufacturing challenges in the production of primary and secondary steelmaking and aluminum production processes.”
United States Steel Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a leading integrated steel producer and Fortune 250 company with major operations in the United States and Central Europe. For more information about U. S. Steel, please visit www.ussteel.com.
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