Diffusion of carbon in the centerline region of continuous cast slabs

Mihaly Reger, Balazs Vero, Ibolya Kardos, Eniko Réka Fábián, György Kaptay

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The paper deals with the stability of centerline inhomogenity of continuously cast slabs and hot rolled products. The centerline segregation is a disadvantageous failure of slabs which can affect the quality properties of the final products. During hot rolling of the slabs the centerline segregation pattern will become thin and stretched and it can also be detected in the middle part of heavy plates and coils. It is a common experience that the centerline segregation of heavy plates can not be easily decreased by post heat treatment. The pattern of the centerline segregation was modeled physically by preparing a sandwich structure of steel plates with different levels of carbon and alloying elements. Homogenization experiments were performed and the samples were examined metallographically. Diffusional calculations proved the governing role of carbon activity which is influenced by the distribution of alloying elements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science, Testing and Informatics V
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2010
Event7th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science - Balatonkenese, Hungary
Duration: Oct 11 2009Oct 13 2009

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Other7th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science



  • Activity of carbon
  • Centerline segregation
  • Diffusional homogenization
  • Effect of manganese

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Reger, M., Vero, B., Kardos, I., Fábián, E. R., & Kaptay, G. (2010). Diffusion of carbon in the centerline region of continuous cast slabs. In Materials Science, Testing and Informatics V (pp. 441-446). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 659). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.659.441