Effect of mold hardness on microstructure and contraction porosity in ductile cast ironEffect of mold hardness on microstructure and contraction porosity in ductile cast iron
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Electron microscopy for materials research (EMAT)
Journal of iron and steel research, international. - -
18(2011):4, p. 44-47
The effect of mold hardness on the microstructure of ductile iron and the contraction porosity was investigated. Molds with different hardnesses (0.41, 0.48, 0.55, 0.62 MPa) and a sand mold prepared by Co2 method were used. The influence of silicon content on the induced expansion pressure owing to the formation of graphite was also investigated. The contraction during solidification can be compensated by an induced expansion owing to the graphite relief when the hardness of mold increases; therefore, the possibility of achieving a sound product without using any riser increases.