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In order to determine the optimum geometry of the ingot mold format (the format of ingot mold with a diameter per height ratio H / D <3 and the conicity of minimum 7%) was analyzed by mathematical modeling of solidification and segregation of the carbon and sulfur in it.

It was considered 205Cr115 steel type (according with , STAS 3611 - Romanian stardandization) and known also as X210Cr12 steel type (according with European standard). It has been considered an element of volume of coordinates x, y, z in the solidifying ingot and have made the following assumptions: (i) the equilibrium distribution ratio K, is applied to the solid-liquid interface; (ii) solid diffusion is negligible during solidification; and (iii) the solid density is constant during solidification. In carrying out the simulation of segregation mechanisms are resolved heat transfer equation, that simulating the solidification process and are are solved the interdendritic fluid equation of motion.


Lucrarea abordează comportarea unui model de solid-rigid cu anumite simetrii structurale. Aceste simetrii permit simplificarea calculelor (ecuaţii de mişcare) şi, deci, a modelelor matematice. Dacă solidul rigid este conectat la structură prin patru legături elastice, modelul rămâne încă simplu şi uşor de rezolvat, vibraţiile putând fi decuplate în patru subsisteme de mişcare.

În final, se prezintă un studiu de caz pentru analiza modală a unui viaduct, modelat precum un corp solid-rigid, rezemat elastic, de pe autostrada Transilvania (km 29+602.75 m).


Aim of the study is to present the technological process of obtaining cast iron with lamellar graphite for use in the manufacture of cylinder liners, and to identify the main alloying elements and track their influence on the mechanical properties of cast iron with lamellar graphite.

Also paper presents analysis of 20 batches of cast iron with lamellar graphite, which are made of cylinder liners, in terms of chemical composition and the mechanical properties.

After the analysis of the 20 castings of cast iron Fc 250 it is observed that: the increase in the carbon content shows a decrease of the tensile strength and hardness of the gray cast iron; the increase in silicon content shows a decrease in hardness and tensile strength. Decreasing the amount of graphite and especially the alloy of silicon iron lead to hardness increase 1% Si increases hardness by 50 HB). A statistical analysis has been performed on the data obtained that accounts for changes in alloying additions. A modeling and optimization of mechanical properties (tensile strength and hardness) was performed according to the percentages of carbon, silicon and manganese. Mathematical modeling found that the hardness and traction resistance of the cast iron decreased with the increase in carbon, silicon and manganese content.


This work is an attempt viewing to emphasize the possibility of using waste - as aggregate - from the demolition of silicoaluminuous refractory linings for manufacturing concrete with aluminuous cement. The article shows further on the possibilities of reducing the cement dosage and of using cheap admixtures.


The paper presents the study of internal defects resulting from the continuous casting of steels. The 50 samples were taken from a total of 20 continuously cast bits of different steel grades. The investigation of the causes of internal defects, shown on the analyzed samples, started from the assumption that the secondary metallurgy was performed correctly. The following internal defects have been evident: internal cracks (axial cracks, section cracks), central porosity and marginal punctuation impurities.


Over the last few decades, researchers has been focused on the study of processing using different methods of new biocompatible and/or biodegradable materials such as permanent or temporary medical implants in reconstructive surgery. The advantages of obtaining biomedical implants by Powder Metallurgy (P/M) techniques are (i) obtaining the near-net-shaped with complex forms, (ii) making materials with controlled porosity or (iii) making mechanically resistant sintered metallic materials used as reinforcing elements for ceramic/polymeric biocompatible materials. In this first part of the 2-part review, the most used and newest metallic biomaterials obtained by P/M methods are presented, along with their compaction and sintering behavior and the properties of the porous biomaterials studied in correlation with the biomedical domain of application.


Refractory concretes based on aluminous cements are used with great success in areas where high temperatures are required. The mineralogical composition of the high alumina cement is the main factor which gives the physical and mechanical properties at high temperatures of refractory monolithic materials.

It is therefore desirable to use high alumina cements based on mineralogical compounds with high refractoriness, because in the end those beneficial properties can be found in the final product - refractory concrete.

The aim of this paper is to design, realize and characterize different compositions of high alumina cements based on mineralogical compounds with the highest refractory from the CaO-Al2O3 binary system (i.e. CA, CA2, and CA6), and to find ways of hydraulic activation of calcium hexa aluminate, also.


The current work is intended to explain the role of some organic admixtures on the hardened structure of refractory concretes with aluminous cement. The influences on the mechanical-structural properties in the normal hardening but in the heating conditions at different temperatures are emphasized, also. These are due to the influence on the hydration process (i.e. the kind of the neoformations and degree of hydration) and implicitly on the size and distribution of structural pores.


This article presents different solutions to reduce natural gas consumptions of the aluminum melting furnaces, through recovery of the heat from flue gases. In order to be able to analyze the recovery solutions, a mathematical model for energy balance of these furnaces was adapted. This mathematical model allows drawing up energy balances together with the main working technique and economical parameters of these types of furnaces, in actual conditions, and the same, under optimizing conditions, by applying recovery solutions.

The mathematical model which can elaborate energy balances for aluminum melting furnaces, was transposed in M. Excel based software, where the quantification of different solutions for natural gas consumption saving is possible. One of the applications of this computer software for an aluminum melting furnace, either for actual working conditions or per upgraded furnace by use an air pre-heater, materials pre-heater, or a regenerative burner system, is presented in this article.


The article presents a comparative analysis on the hydration of cement paste without superplasticizer and water/cement ratio of 0.35 and a cement paste with the same water/cement ratio but has in its composition 2% superplasticizer additive Glenium Sky 526. For characterizing the hydration process of cement paste, both mixtures were subjected to X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetry analysis, at 3, 7, and 28 days passed since the initiation of hydration process.