Eutectic Solidification

  • Doru Michael Stefanescu


Some of the most important casting alloys in terms of tonnage as well as applications, such as cast iron and aluminum-silicon alloys, are essentially two-phase alloys. The eutectic has a fixed composition in terms of species A and B, and is in fact a two-phase solid (α + β). Solidification of a liquid of eutectic composition proceeds by transformation of the liquid into a two-phase solid.


Cast Iron Ductile Iron Lamellar Spacing Eutectic Growth Spheroidal Graphite 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Doru Michael Stefanescu
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  1. 1.University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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