Author: Elliott, R.
Source: International Metals Reviews, Volume 22, 1977 , pp. 161-186(26)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:An attempt is made to show how recent solidification studies provide an understanding of the apparently endless array of eutectic microstructures. It is shown how early concepts of eutectic solidification have been modified until it is now possible to rationalize eutectic solidification behaviour in terms of the growth characteristics of the individual phases and the influence of solidification conditions on this behaviour. An adequate quantitative understanding of the solidification of normal structures of lamellar or rod type which are finding increasing application in the field of in situ composites is demonstrated. However, our understanding of the solidification of the anomalous structures which form the greater part of the range of commercial casting alloys remains qualitative.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1977-01-01
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