Skip to Main Content
ASM Handbook

Induction Heating and Heat Treatment

Edited by
Valery Rudnev
Valery Rudnev
Inductoheat Inc.
Search for other works by this author on:
George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
Volume
4C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-167-2
Publication date:
2014
Book Chapter

Tempering of Induction Hardened Steels

By
Valery Rudnev
Valery Rudnev
Inductoheat Inc.
Search for other works by this author on:
Gregory A. Fett
Gregory A. Fett
Dana Corporation
Search for other works by this author on:
S. Lee Semiatin
S. Lee Semiatin
Air Force Research Laboratory
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
2014
Page range:
130 - 159
Publication history
May 27, 2014

Abstract

Tempering of induction-hardened steel is a form of subcritical heat treatment, primarily carried out to increase ductility, toughness, and dimensional stability, to relieve residual stresses, and to obtain specific values of mechanical properties. This article describes tempering with emphasis on different time-temperature exposure requirements for furnace and induction tempering. It discusses two parametric methods for correlating equivalent time-temperature condition: Hollomon-Jaffe tempering correlation and Grange-Baughman tempering correlation. The article describes different methods of induction tempering, namely, single-shot, progressive or continuous, scanning, and static heating methods. The effects of induction heating variables and hardenability on tempering response are examined. The article also provides examples of how tempering affects the mechanical properties of induction-hardened steels.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

Valery Rudnev, Gregory A. Fett, S. Lee Semiatin, 2014. "Tempering of Induction Hardened Steels", Induction Heating and Heat Treatment, Valery Rudnev, George E. Totten

Download citation file:


×
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal