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Online ISSN: 1869-344X

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  1. Formation of Initial Defects at Meniscus in Oscillating Mold

    Xiao Jing Zuo, Ren Gan Lin, Ning Wang, Jie Yang, Xiang Ning Meng and Miao Yong Zhu

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500265

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    The mechanical stress caused by the mold oscillation has a signification effect on the initial cracks formation. The initial surface cracks form easily when the mechanical stress exceeds the critical fracture strength of the initial solidifying shell, and the subsurface cracks have a high possibility to be generated by the regular change of growth direction of the primary dendrites.

  2. Microalloyed Low-Carbon Multiphase Steels

    Volker Flaxa and Sascha Kluge

    Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500352

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    Increasing forming properties of cold-rolled low carbon multiphase sheet steels by means of microalloying and heat treatment are described. To balance the gap between high strength and high formability ensuring optimal microstructure is essential. The present study shows how to adjust mechanical and technological properties to fit demanding requirements.

  3. Determination of Vanadium Oxidation States in CaO–MgO–Al2O3–SiO2–VOx System by K Edge XANES Method

    Haijuan Wang, Lijun Wang and Seshadri Seetharaman

    Article first published online: 23 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500256

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    X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure (XANES) method is used to determine the valance states of vanadium in the metallurgical slags in the present study because commonly used chemical method is difficult to quantify the valence states of vanadium and has scatter in values as reported in the literatures. The spectra obtained are useful in the quantification of vanadium oxidation states for a given slag as functions of basicity (shown in figure), temperature and oxygen partial pressure.

  4. Study of a New Mold Flux for Heat-Resistant Steel Containing Cerium Continuous Casting

    Jie Qi, Cheng Jun Liu, Da Peng Yang, Chi Zhang and Mao Fa Jiang

    Article first published online: 23 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500259

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    Based on the phase diagram and thermodynamic analysis, laboratory experiments are conducted to investigate the properties of the new mold fluxes for heat-resistant steel containing cerium. The results indicate different effects of CeO2 and Li2O on melting temperature, viscosity, and crystallization properties of the new mold fluxes. The crystalline phases such as LiAlO2 and CaCeAlO4 are characterized, and the optimal contents of CeO2 and Li2O are determined.

  5. Modeling Study of Slag Emulsification During Ladle Change-Over Using a Dissipative Ladle Shroud

    Saul Garcia-Hernandez, Rodolfo D. Morales, Jose de Jesus Barreto, Ismael Calderon-Ramos and Enif Gutierrez

    Article first published online: 19 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500299

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    A ladle shroud concept and design to assist in the reduction of slag emulsification in the tundish during ladle change-over operations is studied using modeling techniques for a water–oil–air phase system. The proposed ladle shroud dissipates the turbulent kinetic energy before the water enters the tundish model, promoting low intense mixing patterns; the amount of oil emulsification is reduced significantly.