Ductile cast iron has been cast in plate thicknesses between 2 to 8 mm. The temperature has been measured during the solidification and the graphite nodule count and size distribution together with the type and amount of carbides have been analysed afterwards. Low nodule count gives higher undercooling and primary carbides will then be formed in the first part of the solidification. Inverse chill carbides are formed at the final part of the solidification if the undercooling is too high at that point. A high number of graphite nodules nucleated in the last part of the solidification process decreases the risk of formation of inverse chill. Low undercooling in the first part of the solidification process increases the risk of formation of inverse chill.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 68th World Foundry Congress|
|Publisher||World Foundry Organization|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||68th World Foundry Congress - Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India|
Duration: 7 Feb 2008 → 10 Feb 2008
Conference number: 68
|Conference||68th World Foundry Congress|
|Location||Chennai Trade Centre|
|Period||07/02/2008 → 10/02/2008|
- Nodule count
- Ductile cast iron
- Thin walled castings
Pedersen, K. M., & Tiedje, N. S. (2008). Undercooling, nodule count and carbides in thin walled ductile cast iron. In Proceedings of the 68th World Foundry Congress (pp. 167-171). World Foundry Organization.