WIT Press


Modelling Of Solidification Kinetics And Nodule Count In Spheroidal Graphite Cast Iron

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT960581

Volume

12

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

654 kb

Author(s)

J.F. Amstalden, R.G. Santos & E. Albertin

Abstract

Experimental analysis has showed that during solidification of nodular cast iron under radial heat flow the nodule count initially decrease from the surface but change the behaviour increasing from midradius to centre. This behaviour is related to solidification kinetics and is not so evident under unidirectional solidification. An analytical approach which permits the determination of solidification rates of slabs and cylinders is applied to analyse the difference between cooling rates for both geometries. Analytical analysis has showed that solidification rate decreases continually under unidirectional heat flow. Otherwise, under radial heat flow the solidification rate initially decrease from the surface but change the behaviour increasing from midradius to centre. From the experimental

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