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Effects of α-Al2 O3 and SiO2 composite micropowders on properties of self-flowing andalusite castables
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Pages: 208-210
Year: Issue:  3
Journal: Refractories

Keyword:  silica micropowderα-alumina micropowderandalusiteself-flowing castablesflowability;
Abstract: The specimens were prepared using special grade bauxite clinker,andalusite,SiO2 micropowder and α-Al2O3 micropowder as main starting materials and Secar71 cement as binder.The mass ratio of ag-gregate to fines was 65 35 and the total addition of SiO2 micropowder and α-Al2 O3 micropowder was fixed at 8% (in mass,the same hereinafter),addition of α-Al2 O3 micropowder was 8%,6%,4%,2% and 0,re-spectively.Effects of adjusting additions of the two micropowders on the flowability,hot strength,phase composition and microstructure were researched.The results show that:when the additions of SiO2 mi-cropowder and α-Al2 O3 micropowder are both 4%,the specimen performs the best flowability;a lot of nee-dle like mullite crystals form at high temperatures,crossing into the corundum skeleton,endowing the mate-rials with the optimal cold modulus of rupture and thermal shock resistance.
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