The solidification rate of undercooled pure iron

M. E. Valdez, Hiroyuki Shibata, S. Sridhar, A. W. Cramb

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Abstract

The properties of continuous casting products strongly depend on the solidification structure, namely the size of columnar and equiaxed zones and the grain size distribution. The nucleation of an equiaxed grain is mainly determined by the availability of nucleation sites and the presence of an undercooled liquid either at the surface or center of a casting. The experiments described in this paper are aimed at determining the solidification rate of iron-based alloys when they are undercooled in the range between 30°C to 285°C. It was found that the solidification rate varied from 0.15 to 7.5 mm/sec, and, increased with undercooling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Science and Technology
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventMaterials Science and Technology, MS and T 2004; Volume 2: AIST/TMS Proceedings - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 2004 Sep 262004 Sep 29

Keywords

  • Alumina
  • Iron
  • Solidification
  • Undercooling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Valdez, M. E., Shibata, H., Sridhar, S., & Cramb, A. W. (2004). The solidification rate of undercooled pure iron. Materials Science and Technology, 2, 37-46.