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Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, IWATE UNIVERSITY
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HIRATSUKA SadatoProfessor

Affiliation Faculty of Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering
·Master's Programs
Die-Mold and Casting Engineering
·Doctoral Programs
Frontier Matter and Function Engineering
Keywords High-Strength and Highly Functional Cast Iron, Combination of Cast Iron with Other Materials
Summary My research is centered on strength and function enhancement of cast iron and mixtures of different materials. More specifically, I am conducting research to identify casting conditions affecting the fluidity of liquid metals, which are important in thin-wall iron casting, and based on a database of experimental results, to develop simulation programs on fluidity for materials design and casting planning. I am also researching developing technology to remove and detoxify impurity elements in scrap iron containing many harmful elements with the aim of functional enhancement of cast iron, and composite technology to combine cast iron with different materials, for instance, mild steel and stainless steel, to enable their use for automobile parts and machine materials.
Research Fields Casting
Subjects Material Mechanics, Strength and Fracture of Materials, Eco-material Science
[Master's Programs] Advanced Melting Process Engineering
[Doctoral Programs] Advanced Plasticity of Crystalline Materials
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