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ASM Handbook

Cast Iron Science and Technology

Edited by
Doru M. Stefanescu
Doru M. Stefanescu
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Volume
1A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-179-5
Publication date:
2017
Book Chapter

Austempered Ductile Iron Castings

Published:
2017
Page range:
612 - 616
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

Austempered ductile iron (ADI) results from a specialty heat treatment of ductile cast iron. This article discusses the production of austempered ductile iron by heat treatment. The austempered ductile iron grades, according to ISO 17804 and EN 1564, are presented in a table. For economic reasons, or to avoid metallurgical problems, combinations of alloys are often used to achieve the desired hardenability in austempered ductile iron. The article provides information on the alloy combinations for austempered ductile iron. The mechanical properties, fracture toughness, fatigue, and abrasion resistance of the austempered ductile iron are discussed. The article concludes with information on the applications for austempered ductile iron.

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2017. "Austempered Ductile Iron Castings", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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