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


Solidification Science

Primary Cast Iron Solidification Structures

Thermal Analysis as a Quality Control Test

4 Solid State Transformations


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


Running, Gating and Feeding

Molding and Coremaking Practice


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



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Roy Elliott

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