Measurement of the Surface Tension of Magnesium Cast Iron

  • K. I. Vashchenko
  • A. P. Rudoi
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The surface tension of cast iron, modified by magnesium, has been measured by static methods — capillary depression [1, 2] and maximum pressure in a gas bubble [3, 4], and also by the dynamic method of a vibrating jet [5]. Interest in the surface tension of magnesium cast iron is mainly due to the considerable increase in the mechanical properties of this iron, resulting from the spheroidizing effect of magnesium on graphite. In connection with the considerable experimental difficulties, due to the high chemical activity and rapid volatilization of the magnesium, the results of surface tension measurements of magnesium cast iron are not very reproducible.


Surface Tension Contact Angle Cast Iron Magnesium Content Spheroidal Graphite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. I. Vashchenko
    • 1
  • A. P. Rudoi
    • 1
  1. 1.Kiev Polytechnic InstituteUSSR

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