TGBJ -THREE GRAIN BOUNDARY JUNCTION – SOLUTION FOR COPPER PLATES NICKEL COATED IN THE TUNDISH / CRYSTALISOR CONTINOUS CASTING

1 OLARU Paul
Institution:
1 SETEC- SCO Expert, Luzern, Switzerland
Conference:
26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 24th - 26th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
715-718
ISBN:
978-80-87294-79-6
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
9th January 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

One solution to overcoming these challenges is to optimize by tailoring microstructures of the copper plates used in the new tundish plate’s critical components. An approach that has proven effective in improving the thermal resistance of material to intergranular degradation is grain boundary junction in copper (GBJC) [1]. Results showed that the triple line tension has a considerable effect on grain growth, particle–boundary interactions and void shape, especially for nano-crystalline materials. Copper has been and will continue to be vital to thermal transmission and heat transfer applications. The copper plates of a tundish thin slab caster coated by electrodeposited Ni (Co) coating presented cracks and small Ni detachments on the meniscus area after some charge sequence (7 heats cast). We have observed on the copper plates more cracks and detachments of the Ni (Co) coating below the meniscus area. The cracks have mainly longitudinal direction and lead to the detachment of the coating. The remaining coating on the area below the meniscus has a dark grey colour while where the coating was completely detached the copper substrate presented a yellow colour due to the formation of brass alloy. Moreover on the bottom part of the plate some scars are present due to the wear between the solidifying metal and the protective coating. The presence of the wear scars on this area is normal for the mould plates. Nevertheless, on the same area the protective coating is cracked even if in a less intense mode compared to the meniscus area.

Keywords: grain, junction, tundish, continual casting, nickel
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