Skip to Main Content
ASM Handbook

Cast Iron Science and Technology

Edited by
Doru M. Stefanescu
Doru M. Stefanescu
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
ISBN electronic:
Publication date:
Book Chapter

The Austenite-to-Pearlite/Ferrite Transformation

Jacques Lacaze
Jacques Lacaze
Université de Toulouse
Search for other works by this author on:
Page range:
106 - 113
Publication history
August 28, 2017


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.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

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

Download citation file:

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal