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Study on the Dendrite Arm Spacing of S50C Steel Produced by CSP

  • Kai Liu
  • Shusen ChengEmail author
  • Jipeng Li
  • Yongping Feng
  • Ming Zou
  • Jian Xie
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Abstract

The as-cast structure always plays an important role in the formation of macrosegregation in steel products. In this study, the dendrite arm spacing of S50C steel in different positions on the slab produced without electromagnetic stirring by compact strip production) (CSP) was measured through the morphology obtained by LEXT OLS4100 laser scanning confocal microscope. The results show that: (1) the as-cast structure consisted of three zones: columnar zone, columnar to equiaxed transition (CET) zone, and equiaxed zone, among which the percentage of the equiaxed zone is about 12–13% and the CET zone is about 16%; (2) the range of λ1 for the primary dendrite arm spacing (PDAS) is 100–220 μm and that of λ2 for the secondary arm spacing (SDAS) is 60–120 μm, both of which show an increasing trend from the surface to the center of the slab; (3) the dendrite arms become coarsened from surface to the center of the slab; and (4) the cooling rate (ε) and permeability (KP) were calculated and the trend of ε decreases from surface to center of the slab, and the trend of KP increases, which means heavy segregation in the center of the slab.

Keywords

Compact strip production (CSP) S50C steel As-cast structure Dendrite arm spacing 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the management of JISCO, China.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Liu
    • 1
  • Shusen Cheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jipeng Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yongping Feng
    • 2
  • Ming Zou
    • 2
  • Jian Xie
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Metallurgical and Ecological EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Gansu Jiu Steel Group Hongxing Iron & Steel Co., LtdJiayuguansChina

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