Chapter 4: Influence of Microstructure on Mechanical Properties and Performance
This chapter discusses the crystal structures of steel and cast iron, the iron-iron carbide equilibrium diagram, microconstituents or phases in the iron-iron carbide phase diagram, the iron-carbon carbide-silicon equilibrium diagram of cast irons, and the influence on microstructure by base elements and alloying elements. Graphitization, cooling rates, and heat treatment effects are covered. There also is discussion on inoculation benefits, flake graphite types and typical applications, evolution of cast iron types, ASTM specification A247 for graphite shapes, and selection of the best molding process. A large table lists typical material choices for various applications.
Influence of Microstructure on Mechanical Properties and Performance, Iron and Steel Castings Engineering Guide, By Jagan Nath, ASM International, 2022, p 31–48, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.isceg.t59320031
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