The Effect of Heat Treatment Parameters on Microstructure and Toughness of Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI)

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In this investigation, the effect of heat treatment parameters on the microstructure and impact energy as a measure of toughness of the austempered ductile cast iron (ADI) was studied. Yblocks were casted from ductile cast iron with following composition: 3.2% C, 2.5% Si, 1.09% Ni, 0.87% Cu, 0.5% Mo and 0.16%Mn. Charpy specimens (un-notched) were machined from the straight part of Y-blocks. All of specimens were heat treated with different conditions. Some of them were austenitized at 900°C for 60 min and then austempered at 250, 300, 350 and 400°C for various durations. Then, hardness test, impact test, optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were performed on the heat treated ductile iron samples. The results reveal the highest impact energy (105 J) for the sample austenitized at 900°C and austempered at 350°C for 150 min. The microstructure of this sample consisted of 28% austenite and broad ferrite needles.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 264-265)

Edited by:

M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher

Pages:

409-414

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.264-265.409

Citation:

A. Abedi et al., "The Effect of Heat Treatment Parameters on Microstructure and Toughness of Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI)", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 409-414, 2011

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June 2011

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