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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 Gray Iron Castings

By
Marcin Górny
Marcin Górny
AGH University of Science and Technology
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Published:
2017
Page range:
575 - 582
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

Thin-wall gray cast iron (TWGCI) can be seen as a potential material for the preparation of lightweight castings in automotive engineering applications. This article discusses the most important challenges for TWGCI: cooling rate, solidification, macrostructure, microstructure, and chilling tendency. It reviews the tensile properties and thermophysical properties of gray cast iron. The article describes the variables that influence molten iron preparation: charge materials, melting furnace thermal regime, chemical composition, modification and inoculation treatment, holding time/pouring procedure, mold properties (mold temperature, thermophysical properties of mold and mold coating), and casting design.

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

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