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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

Thin-Wall Ductile Iron Castings

By
Marcin Górny
Marcin Górny
AGH University of Science and Technology
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Doru M. Stefanescu
Doru M. Stefanescu
The Ohio State University and The University of Alabama
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Published:
2017
Page range:
617 - 628
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

From the point of view of economics and ecology, thin-wall ductile iron (TWDI) castings can compete in terms of mechanical properties with the light castings made of aluminum alloys. This article discusses the effect of technological factors on the cooling rate and physicochemical state of the liquid metal for preparing thin-wall castings with good mechanical properties and performance while avoiding casting defects. It describes a variety of defects that may appear during the production of TWDI castings, such as casting skin anomalies (e.g., flake graphite, graphite segregation), graphite clusters, exploded graphite, slag inclusions, shrinkage porosity, eutectic chill and secondary carbides, and cold shuts. The article reviews the tensile, fatigue, impact, and wear properties of TWDI castings. It provides information on the production and applications of TWDI castings.

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Marcin Górny, Doru M. Stefanescu, 2017. "Thin-Wall Ductile Iron Castings", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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