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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

Microstructures and Characterization of Gray Irons

By
Attila Diószegi
Attila Diószegi
Jönköping University
,
Sweden
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Lucian Vasile Diaconu
Lucian Vasile Diaconu
Jönköping University
,
Sweden
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Published:
2017
Page range:
583 - 589
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

This article discusses the characterization of gray iron structures, following the sequence of structure formation, as it applies to unalloyed or low-alloyed gray iron. Austenite grains are the basic crystallographic entities of the metallic matrix in gray cast iron precipitated from the liquid melt. The article describes the macrostructure and dendrite morphology of primary austenite. Eutectoid transformation in the solid state causes the transformation of austenite to pearlite and/or ferrite, producing the as-cast structure. The article discusses the observations of the graphite and ferritic/pearlitic structure in as-cast gray iron.

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Attila Diószegi, Lucian Vasile Diaconu, 2017. "Microstructures and Characterization of Gray Irons", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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