The effect of SN content and isothermal transformation temperature on the mechanical properties of austempered ductile cast iron

Özcan, Alper
In this study the effects of Sn content and isothermal transformation temperature on the ultimate tensile strength (UTS), elongation and hardness of austempered ductile cast iron (ADI) was investigated. To determine the possible effect of Sn on these properties the Sn content of standard GGG30, GGG40 and GGG50 materials were taken as reference, whose chemical compositions vary from 0,016 to 0,050% in terms of Sn. However the Sn content was increased to a maximum of 0,26% for investigating the effect of Sn on mechanical properties. The test specimens were obtained from standard 1-in Y-blocks and austenitized at 925oC for 1 hour and austempered at 350oC,375oC, 400oC and 420oC for 60 minutes in a salt bath. Microstructural examination of the specimens were also done. To determine the amount of retained austenite of the specimens X-Ray analyses were used. As a result of the study The UTS increases up to 0,1% Sn and then levels off. A similar behavior is observed in the variation of hardness. Percent elongation decreases and falls to a minimum around 0,1% Sn, from this point on, a slight increase is observed. Strength and hardness increase while percent elongation decreases with decreasing temperatures.


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Citation Formats
A. Özcan, “The effect of SN content and isothermal transformation temperature on the mechanical properties of austempered ductile cast iron,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.