Details

Title

A Study of Effects of Precipitation Hardening of Low-Alloy Copper-Nickel Spheroidal Cast Iron

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering

Yearbook

2014

Numer

No 3

Publication authors

Keywords

Heat treatment ; Low-alloy spheroidal cast iron ; Precipitation hardening

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

Description

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.

Abstract

One type of spheroidal cast iron, with additions of 0.51% Cu and 0.72% Ni, was subjected to precipitation hardening. Assuming that the

greatest increase in hardness after the shortest time of ageing is facilitated by chemical homogenisation and fragmentation of cast iron

grain matrix, precipitation hardening after pre-normalisation was executed. Hardness (HB), microhardness (HV), qualitative and

quantitative metalographic (LM, SEM) and X-ray structural (XRD) tests were performed. The acquired result of 13.2% increase in

hardness after ca. 5-hour ageing of pre-normalised cast iron confirmed the assumption.

Publisher

The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2014

Type

Artykuły / Articles

Identifier

ISSN 2299-2944

DOI

10.2478/afe-2014-0068

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