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Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys

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

Principles of Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys[1]

Published:
2016
Page range:
3 - 31
Publication history
March 24, 2015

Abstract

This article introduces the mechanism of diffusion and the common types of heat treatments such as annealing and precipitation hardening, which are applicable to most ferrous and nonferrous systems. Three distinct processes occur during annealing: recovery, recrystallization, and grain growth. The article also describes the various types of solid-state transformations such as isothermal transformation and athermal transformation, resulting from the heat treatment of nonferrous alloys. It provides information on the homogenization of chemical composition within a cast structure.

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