Masters Theses

Abstract

"Age strengthening of gray cast iron has become a critical issue with metal casters trying to optimize their process for the closest conformance to properties. This necessitated more robust and precise methods to predict age strengthening. Most foundries use age strengthening behavior to cast at hight carbon equivalents to facilitate smaller gating systems. Also, it is well known in the casting industry that the tool life improves with aging. Hence these foundries require a model to predict aging behavior and accelerate the mechanism from days to hours. This research focuses on the methods of composition adjustments to control aging properties, creating a model to predict the aging behavior at different temperatures and understanding the mechanism of aging"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Richards, Von

Committee Member(s)

Peaslee, Kent D., 1956-2013
Murray, Susan L.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Pagination

ix, 84 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2007 Thottathil Viswanathan Anish, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cast-iron
Iron founding
Strength of materials

Thesis Number

T 9134

Print OCLC #

173662164

Electronic OCLC #

176904967

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Metallurgy Commons

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