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Casting

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Srinath Viswanathan
Srinath Viswanathan
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Diran Apelian
Diran Apelian
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Raymond J. Donahue
Raymond J. Donahue
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Babu DasGupta
Babu DasGupta
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Michael Gywn
Michael Gywn
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John L. Jorstad
John L. Jorstad
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Raymond W. Monroe
Raymond W. Monroe
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Mahi Sahoo
Mahi Sahoo
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Thomas E. Prucha
Thomas E. Prucha
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Daniel Twarog
Daniel Twarog
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ASM International
Volume
15
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-187-0
Publication date:
2008
Book Chapter

Introduction to Cast Irons[1]

By
George M. Goodrich
George M. Goodrich
Stork Climax Research Services
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Published:
2008
Page range:
785 - 811
Publication history
June 12, 2008

Abstract

The term cast iron designates a group of materials that contain more than one constituent in their microstructure due to excess carbon that result in unique characteristics such as the fracture appearance and graphite morphology. This article discusses the classification of cast iron and the various metallurgical aspects, such as composition, alloying element, solidification, and graphite morphologies, of different types of cast iron. It describes the physical properties for various cast irons and the influence of microstructure and chemical composition on each property. The article provides a detailed account on thermal properties, conductive properties, magnetic properties, and acoustic properties of cast iron. It also discusses heat treatment, namely, stress relieving, annealing, normalizing, through hardening, and surface hardening. The article presents a discussion on the welding, machining and grinding, and coating of the types of cast iron.

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George M. Goodrich, 2008. "Introduction to Cast Irons", Casting, Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog

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