Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Celentano D.J., Dardati P.M., Carazo F.D. and Godoy L.A. (2013)

Thermomechanical-microstructural modelling of nodular cast iron solidification.

Revista : Materials Science and Technology
Volumen : 29
Número : 2
Páginas : 156-164
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


This paper presents a thermomechanical–microstructural formulation for the analysis of the solidification process of nodular cast irons of eutectic composition. This formulation is defined in a finite strain thermoplasticity framework considering multinodular microstructure based liquid–solid phase change effects. The performance of this model is evaluated in the analysis of a solidification test for which some laboratory measurements are available. Computed temperature and displacement evolutions together with final values of austenite and graphite volumetric fractions and density of graphite nodules are all found to reasonably agree with the corresponding experimental measurements. This analysis illustrates the possibility of tacklingdifferent coupled and complex phenomena occurring in casting problems.