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Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys

Edited by
George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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ASM International
Volume
4E
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-169-6
Publication date:
2016
Book Chapter

Homogenization of Metal Alloys

By
Paul D. Jablonski
Paul D. Jablonski
U.S. Department of Energy
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Published:
2016
Page range:
32 - 37
Publication history
November 11, 2016

Abstract

Homogenization heat treatment can be useful for improving the performance and life of an alloy while in service or for improving the processability during fabrication and hot working. This article describes the identification of incipient melt point, slowest-diffusing elements, and microstructural scale for homogenization of metal alloys. It also discusses the CALPHAD software to optimize the homogenization heat treatment and the Scheil module of the commercial thermodynamic modeling software.

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Paul D. Jablonski, 2016. "Homogenization of Metal Alloys", Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys, George E. Totten

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