Shrinkage kinetics during early stage sintering of cold isostatically compacted iron powder Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2014

start page

  • 61

end page

  • 69


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  • 57

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5899

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1743-2901


  • Dilatometry experiments have been carried out to investigate the shrinkage kinetics on cold isostatic pressed iron specimens in the 550-730°C temperature range, showing that dimensional contraction is much higher than that predictable on the basis of the shrinkage kinetics models, which neglect the effect of the prior cold compaction. The greater shrinkage is due to an enhanced diffusivity which may be attributed to the large density of structural defects accumulated in the powder particles during compaction (structural activity). A time depending effective lattice diffusion coefficient was determined, with an Arrhenius type dependence on temperature. © 2014 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.


  • cold isostatic compaction; effective diffusion coefficient; shrinkage kinetic; c (programming language); compaction; diffusion; kinetics; sintering; cold compaction; effective diffusion coefficients; isostatic compaction; powder particles; shrinkage kinetics; stage sintering; structural defect; temperature range; shrinkage