Cast Iron Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408015127, 9781483192307

Cast Iron Technology

1st Edition

Authors: Roy Elliott
eBook ISBN: 9781483192307
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 18th March 1988
Page Count: 252
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Cast Iron Technology presents a critical review of the nature of cast irons. It discusses the types of cast iron and the general purpose of cast irons. It also presents the history of the iron founding industry. Some of the topics covered in the book are the description of liquid metal state; preparation of liquid metal; process of melting; description of cupola melting and electric melting methods; control of composition of liquid metal during preparation; description of primary cast iron solidification structures; and thermal analysis of metals to determine its quality. Solidification science and the fundamentals of heat treatment are also discussed. An in-depth analysis of the hot quenching techniques is provided. The graphitization potential of liquid iron is well presented. A chapter is devoted to microstructural features of cast iron.
The book can provide useful information to iron smiths, welders, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Cast Irons The Nature of Cast Irons Types of Cast Iron General Purpose Cast Irons Special Purpose Cast Irons The Iron Founding Industry - Past, Present and Future 2 Liquid Metal Preparation The Liquid State Cupola Melting Electric Melting Compositional Control during Liquid Metal Preparation The Graphitization Potential of Liquid Iron Inoculation of Liquid Iron 3 Solidification of Cast Irons Introduction Solidification Science Primary Cast Iron Solidification Structures Thermal Analysis as a Quality Control Test 4 Solid State Transformations Introduction Fundamentals of Heat Treatment The Heat Treatment of Cast Irons Stress Relief Heat Treatment Annealing Heat Treatment Heat Treatments to Promote Mechanical Properties Hot Quenching Techniques Surface Hardening Joining Processes for Cast Iron 5 Some Founding Considerations Casting Design Computer Aided Design Patterns Running, Gating and Feeding Molding and Coremaking Practice Fettling 6 Microstructural Features of Cast Iron White Cast Irons Grey Phosphoric Cast Iron Grey Flake Irons Abnormal Graphite Flake Forms Coral Graphite Spheroidal Graphite Intercellular Carbides in Spheroidal Irons Malleable Cast Irons Austempered Spheroidal Irons Alloy Cast Irons Low Temperature Brazing of Cast Irons Welding of Cast Irons Index


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