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ASM Handbook

Cast Iron Science and Technology

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

The Austenite-to-Pearlite/Ferrite Transformation

By
Jacques Lacaze
Jacques Lacaze
Université de Toulouse
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Published:
2017
Page range:
106 - 113
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

This article discusses the stable and metastable three-phase fields in the binary Fe-C phase diagram. It schematically illustrates that austenite decomposition requires accounting for nucleation and growth of ferrite and then nucleation and growth of pearlite in the remaining untransformed volume. The article describes the austenite decomposition to ferrite and pearlite in spheroidal graphite irons and lamellar graphite irons. It provides a discussion on modeling austenite decomposition to ferrite and pearlite.

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Jacques Lacaze, 2017. "The Austenite-to-Pearlite/Ferrite Transformation", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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