Relationship between the Primary Cast Structure and Distribution of Inclusions in a St52-3 Type Continuously Cast Steel Slab
The macrosegregation is one of the most recurrent phenomena in continuous steel casting of slabs. It often impedes the further processing and has detrimental effect on the quality of rolled strip. The macrosegregation can be explained by the interpretation of unit steps of solidification in continuous casting slabs as well as on the basis of the interaction of the inclusions at the interface of solid and liquid phases. Development of solid shell and interaction between growing dendrites and MnS segregation has been presented. Only the pushing effect could be the real cause of MnS segregation among the three possible interactive mechanisms. The sulphur print could give misleading information on sulphur segregation.
J. Gyulai and P.J. Szabó
G. Fehérvári et al., "Relationship between the Primary Cast Structure and Distribution of Inclusions in a St52-3 Type Continuously Cast Steel Slab ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 537-538, pp. 345-354, 2007