|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Materials Processing Fundamentals
||Behaviors and Evolutions of MgO•Al2O3 in Non-oriented Silicon Steel during Calcium Treatment
||Yong Zhao, Yan-hui Sun
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Behaviors and evolutions of MgO•Al2O3 in non-oriented silicon steel during calcium treatment were investigated by thermodynamic calculations and high-temperature experiments. MgO•Al2O3 inclusions were the main type of inclusions before calcium treatment, which is also confirmed by the stability diagram of MgO/MgO•Al2O3/Al2O3 from thermodynamic calculations. After calcium treatment, the majority of original MgO•Al2O3 inclusions were mainly modified to CaO-MgO-Al2O3 system inclusions, this would be beneficial to improve castability and product quality of silicon steel. But there was no modification happening to some MgO•Al2O3 spinels which were directly surrounded by CaS inclusions. The content of Al2O3 occasionally existed a sudden increase besides a common decrease in the product layer of CaO•MgO•Al2O3. Then the evolution mechanisms of MgO•Al2O3 inclusions were proposed in present work. Thus, Al/Mg atom ratio had a significant influence on the modification of MgO•Al2O3 spinel.
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