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Heat Treating of Irons and Steels

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
4D
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-168-9
Publication date:
2014
Book Chapter

Heat Treating and Properties of Ductile Iron

By
K. Hayrynen
K. Hayrynen
Revising author
Applied Process, Inc.
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Published:
2014
Page range:
508 - 521
Publication history
October 30, 2014

Abstract

Ductile cast irons are heat treated to create matrix microstructures and associated mechanical properties not readily obtained in the as-cast condition. This article provides a detailed account of the general characteristics of ductile irons. It discusses the most important heat treatments of ductile irons, namely, stress relieving, austenitizing, annealing, normalizing, quenching, martempering, austempering, and surface hardening. The article elucidates the effects of these heat treatments on the mechanical properties of the ductile irons.

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K. Hayrynen, 2014. "Heat Treating and Properties of Ductile Iron", Heat Treating of Irons and Steels, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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