Model of Cu-Al-Fe-Ni Bronze Crystallization

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 3

Publication authors


Theoretical basis of foundry processes ; Thermal and derivative analysis ; Microstructure ; Cu-Al-Fe-Ni bronze ; Model of crystallization

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


According to the analysis of the current state of the knowledge shows that there is little information on the process of phase transformations

that occur during the cooling Cu-Al-Fe-Ni hypo-eutectoid bronzes with additions of Cr, Mo and/or W, made additions individually

or together, for the determination of: the type of crystallizing phases, crystallizing phases, order and place of their nucleation.

On the basis of recorded using thermal and derivative analysis of thermal effects phases crystallization or their systems, analysis of the

microstructure formed during crystallization - observed on the metallographic specimen casting ATD10-PŁ probe, analysis of the existing

phase equilibrium diagrams forming elements tested Cu-Al-Fe-Ni bronze, with additions of Cr, Mo, W and/or Si developed an original

model of crystallization and phase transformation in the solid state, the casting of high quality Cu-Al-Fe-Ni bronze comprising: crystallizing

type phase, crystallizing phase sequence, place of nucleation.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences




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