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Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes

Edited by
Jon L. Dossett
Jon L. Dossett
Consultant
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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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ASM International
Volume
4A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-165-8
Publication date:
2013
Book Chapter

Austenitizing in Steels

By
John G. Speer
John G. Speer
Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center, Colorado School of Mines
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Robert J. Gaster
Robert J. Gaster
Deere & Company, Moline Technology Innovation Center
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Published:
2013
Page range:
309 - 316
Publication history
July 18, 2013

Abstract

Austenitization refers to heating into the austenite phase field, during which the austenite structure is formed. This article highlights the purpose of austenitization, and reviews the mechanism and importance of thermodynamics and kinetics of austenite structure using an iron-carbon binary phase diagram. It also describes the effects of austenite grain size, and provides useful information on controlling the austenite grain size using the thermomechanical process.

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John G. Speer, Robert J. Gaster, 2013. "Austenitizing in Steels", Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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