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This chapter discusses the composition, properties, microstructure, grain formation, and fracture behavior of gray, white, ductile, and malleable cast iron and how these critical factors are affected when iron is heated to different temperatures prior to or during solidification.

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Cast Irons, Steel Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, By John D. Verhoeven, ASM International, 2007, p 175–188,

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