Analysis of solidification path of fe-ni-cr-mo-cu alloy

Kaoru Yamamoto, Kanako Narikiyo, Nobuya Sasaguri, Hirofumi Miyahara, Kenji Mizuno, Hidekazu Todoroki

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    Synopsis : In this study, the solidification path of a Fe-Ni-Cr-Mo-Cu alloy was investigated to determine the partition coefficient of each alloying element between the solid and liquid phases. The solidification path was confirmed to be single austenite mode whose solidification structure consisted only of austenite phase in the cooling rates from 0.06 to 0.69 K/s. The relation of λ2=43.6 V-0.41 between secondary arm spacing (λ2) and cooling rate (V) was obtained by thermal analyses and microscopic observation. The content of every alloying element in the primary γ phases was measured by EDS. Random sampling method, as many points were randomly analyzed, was applied to have content distributions of the alloying elements. The randomly measured data were rearranged with an increasing order except for Ni. Reference to Scheil's equation could give us the partition coefficients (kR). The kR values were mostly in accordance to the equilibrium partition coefficients (kE) obtained after holding a specimen in the solidification temperature for an hour. However, the kR values tended to be closer to unity than the kE values implying that segregation was predicted less with the kR values. This fact leads to the presumption that the kR values can evaluate the solidification sequence including the other factors such as diffusion of elements during and after solidification. Thus, it can be proposed that the kR values are useful to predict microscopic segregation of the actual product under a given solidification and cooling condition.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)703-710
    Number of pages8
    JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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