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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 Treatment of Copper Precipitation-Strengthened Steels

By
R. Prakash Kolli
R. Prakash Kolli
University of Maryland
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David N. Seidman
David N. Seidman
Northwestern University
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Published:
2014
Page range:
188 - 203
Publication history
October 30, 2014

Abstract

Copper steels are precipitation-strengthened steels that are designed to have a unique combination of physical and mechanical properties. This article provides an overview of copper precipitate-strengthened steels and their applications, and discusses appropriate ASTM International standards. It describes the common phases and alloying elements present in copper precipitate-strengthened steels, and reviews the influences of alloying elements on processing, phase diagrams, microstructures, and mechanical properties. The article also discusses the thermomechanical process, solutionizing heat treatment, and isothermal aging in detail. It concludes with a review of the interrelationships between heat treatments, microstructures, and mechanical properties.

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R. Prakash Kolli, David N. Seidman, 2014. "Heat Treatment of Copper Precipitation-Strengthened Steels", Heat Treating of Irons and Steels, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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