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pISSN : 1598-706X / eISSN : 2288-8381


한국주조공학회지 (20권3호 173-180)

The Microstructure Changes of Continuous Cast iron Rods According to the Heat-Treatment Conditions

열처리 조건에 따른 주철연속주조봉의 미세조직 변화

Tae-Bong Kim, Seon-hwa Kim, Sang-Jun Park*

Soonchunhyang University, *Cheon-an National Technical College


The microstructure changes of the matrix and the graphites were observed by optical microscope and the average hardness number was investigated according to the heat-treatment conditions of the cast iron rods by the horizontal continuous casting process in 35 mm diameter. The three kinds of heat-treatments were introduced. The first treatment was performed at 900, 950, and 1000℃ for 2 hours and the second treatment was conducted during 5, 10, and 15 hours at 1000℃ respectively. The third treatments were the two-cyclic heat-treatment and the three- cyclic heat-treatment at 1000℃ during 2 hours. The matrix microstructure of the specimens to be treated at various temperatures for 2 hours was the ferrite to be transformed from the pearlite The hardness number of the center of the samples according to the heat treatment time at 1000℃ was higher than that of the surface area because of the martensite formation in the center. Also, in the cyclic heat-treatments, the hardness number of the two-cycle treatment specimens increased because of the martensite formation in the center.