British Iron and Steel Research Association

British Iron and Steel Research Association

The British Iron and Steel Research Association or BISRA, formed in 1944, was the research arm of the British steel industry. It was located on Hoyle Street, in Sheffield. ["British iron and steel AD1800-2000 and beyond", Edited by C Bodsworth, ISBN-13: 978 1 86125 119 0, December 2001, published by Woodhead Publishing Limited, Abington Hall, Abington, Cambridge, CB1 6AH, England, 444 pages] BISRA's research has been responsible for much of the automation of modern steelmaking. BISRA were pioneers of digital computing in the steel industry. ["A History of OR and Computing", J. C. Ranyard, The Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 39, No. 12 (Dec., 1988), pp. 1073-1086]

BISRA was funded 15% by a grant from the government of the United Kingdom, and 85% by a cooperative of several steelmaking companies. ["Choosing the Operational Research Programme for B.I.S.R.A.", R. H. Collcutt, R. D. Reader OR, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Sep., 1967), pp. 219-242]

ee also

*British Steel
*Steel mill


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