Characterisation of solidification using combined confocal scanning laser microscopy with infrared thermography

Carl Slater, Kateryna Hechu, Seetharaman Sridhar

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Abstract

Confocal scanning laser microscopy is a growing technique as it offers the unique capability to observe (amongst other things) the solidification of high melting point materials such as steels. Here this technique has been expanded to incorporate an infrared thermographer to gain bulk information about solidification of both pure iron and a low carbon steel. This technique shows a clear indication of the onset and competition of solidification at rates up to 10 °C/s and as such becomes more applicable to the rates expected during steel casting compared to conventional calorimetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Characterization
Volume126
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Casting
  • In-situ
  • Solidification
  • Thermography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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