Estimation of the Cooling Rate on the Basis of Secondary Dendrite Arm Spacing in Case of Continuous Cast Steel Slab
The different solidification processes occuring in steels can be well studied by using the microstructure investigation. The microstructure can be observed after the sample preparation by using a special type of Oberhoffer etching. The changes in the cooling rate can be described by determining the secondary dendrite arm spacing. A relative cooling rate can be calculated by applying the relationship between the secondary dendrite arm spacing and the cooling rate which characterises the changes of cooling conditions in the ingot during the solidification..
A Roósz, M. Rettenmayr and Z. Gácsi
C. Hoó et al., "Estimation of the Cooling Rate on the Basis of Secondary Dendrite Arm Spacing in Case of Continuous Cast Steel Slab ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 508, pp. 245-250, 2006