Microstructure and Properties of Ductile Iron and Compacted Graphite Iron Castings

The Effects of Mold Sand/Metal Interface Phenomena

  • Mariusz Holtzer
  • Marcin Górny
  • Rafal Dańko

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mariusz Holtzer, Rafał Dańko
    Pages 27-42
  3. Rafał Dańko
    Pages 59-75
  4. Mariusz Holtzer
    Pages 77-108
  5. Mariusz Holtzer, Marcin Górny, Rafał Dańko
    Pages 149-156
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-158

About this book


This book provides an overview of the surface effects at the interface boundary of metal/sand moulds, and their influence on the surface quality, microstructure and mechanical and anticorrosive properties of high-quality cast iron. It explores utilitarian aspects of the production of high-quality cast iron castings, including thin-walled castings of high-quality cast iron alloys, and examines problems related to the determination of moulding sands and reclaim quality, and their influence on castings.

Presenting new material, this book takes into account the influence of metal quality, pouring temperature, solidification time, the quality of moulding sand with the reclaim application, as well the  binders of moulding sands, on the formation of the degenerated graphite near surface layers. It also employs the latest research methods, such as a wavelength-dispersive spectrometer (WDS) analysis and thermodynamic calculations, which were carried out on the reactions occurring in the study area.

Providing a valuable resource to academics and researchers interested in materials science, metal casting and metallurgy, this book is also intended for metal industry professionals.


Anticorrosive Properties of High-Quality Cast Iron Compacted Graphite Cast Iron Degenerated Graphite Ductile Iron High-Quality Cast Iron Alloys Microstructure Microstructure and Properties of Ductile Iron Mould Sand/Metal Interface Phenomena Moulding Sand Moulding Sands Quality Surface Effects of Metal/Sand Mould Wavelength-Dispersive Spectrometer

Authors and affiliations

  • Mariusz Holtzer
    • 1
  • Marcin Górny
    • 2
  • Rafal Dańko
    • 3
  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  2. 2.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  3. 3.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

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