BARTOCHA Dariusz Politechnika Śląska

Spoluautoři BARON Czesław, SUCHOŃ Jacek, SZAJNAR Jan

The work presents an attempt to determine the relationship between the refinement of the cast steel primary structure which is a result of modifying and the parameter of ultrasonic wave propagation in the material. Finding such a relationship would allow to on estimation of the grain size of the primary structure of selected fragments of cast steel castings with non-destructive methods. What in the long term can lead to the development of methods for estimating the value of the mechanical properties by measuring the velocity of ultrasonic wave propagation in the casting. This paper presents the results of ultrasonic wave velocity measurements in samples taken from low-alloy structural cast steel. Cast steel was modified using different modifiers to obtain diversity refinement of the primary structure. The degree of refinement of the structure was compared with the ultrasonic wave velocity measurements and the results have been analyzed and discussed.