Thermal distortion of disc-shaped ductile iron castings in vertically parted moulds

Nikolaj Kjelgaard Vedel-Smith, Jakob Rasmussen, Niels Skat Tiedje

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A disc-shaped casting with an inner boss and an outer rim, separated by a thin walled section, was examined. This measurable deformation varied with the feeding modulus. The influence of alloy composition, particularly Si content, was examined with a pearlitic ductile iron (EN-GJS-500-7) and a fully ferritic ductile iron (EN-GJS-450-10). The experiment showed that both the alloy composition and choice of feeder influenced the degreeof deformation measured in the finished casting. It was found that the deformation of the pearlitic alloy was influenced controllably by changing the feeder modulus, whereas the deformation of the fully ferritic alloy was less affected by a change in thermal gradient. Both alloys underwent comparable deformations with respect to size, shape, and location.© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Pages (from-to)262-271
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Dimensional accuracy
  • SG iron
  • Feeder and riser
  • Machining allowance
  • SI content
  • Thermal gradient

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