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On the Effect of Pouring Temperature on Spheroidal Graphite Cast Iron Solidification

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Departamento de Ingeniería Metalúrgica, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), Av. Bernardo O'Higgins 3363, Santiago, Chile
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Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Metalúrgica, Centro de Investigación en Nanotecnología y Materiales Avanzados (CIEN-UC), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Santiago, Chile
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Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), Av. Bernardo O'Higgins 3363, Santiago, Chile
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Hugo F. Lopez
Metals 2015, 5(2), 628-647; https://doi.org/10.3390/met5020628
Received: 31 December 2014 / Revised: 26 March 2015 / Accepted: 27 March 2015 / Published: 20 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Solidification Processing)
This work is focused on the effect of pouring temperature on the thermal-microstructural response of an eutectic spheroidal graphite cast iron (SGCI). To this end, experiments as well as numerical simulations were carried out. Solidification tests in a wedge-like part were cast at two different pouring temperatures. Five specific locations exhibiting distinct cooling rates along the sample were chosen for temperature measurements and metallographic analysis to obtain the number and size of graphite nodules at the end of the process. The numerical simulations were performed using a multinodular-based model. Reasonably good numerical-experimental agreements were obtained for both the cooling curves and the graphite nodule counts. View Full-Text
Keywords: spheroidal graphite cast iron; solidification; microstructure; pouring temperature spheroidal graphite cast iron; solidification; microstructure; pouring temperature
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Escobar, A.; Celentano, D.; Cruchaga, M.; Schulz, B. On the Effect of Pouring Temperature on Spheroidal Graphite Cast Iron Solidification. Metals 2015, 5, 628-647.

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