Title

An application of fractal geometry to complex microstructures: Numerical characterization of graphite in cast irons

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Abstract

It is demonstrated how the complexities of graphite shapes and distributions in cast irons can be described by fractal geometry. A selection of typical graphite morphologies, flake-like and spherulitic, is described unambiguously by two numbers, a shape factor, a, and fractal exponent, D. The meaning of these numbers is discussed and their possible correlations with growth kinetics and mechanical properties are briefly explored. © 1994.

Publication Title

Acta Metallurgica Et Materialia

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