Influence of Silicon and Manganese on the Peritectic Range for Steel Alloys

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Silicon is a powerful ferrite former and hence is expected to constrict the hypoperitectic range. Extensive differential scanning calorimetry measurement on Fe-C-Si-Mn samples and commercial steel grades proved a less significant
impact of silicon on carbon steel grades, but a strong interaction with manganese-alloyed steel grades during solidification. Plant observations on a slab casting machine confirm these results. These new findings are currently used to assess thermodynamic databases and will allow more precise solidification calculations in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-108
Number of pages9
JournalIron and Steel Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


  • peritectic steel grade, equivalent carbon content, DSC measurements
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