Practical Heat Treating: Basic Principles
Practical Heat Treating, Basic Principles explains how to optimize the microstructure and properties of cast iron, steel, aluminum, and other engineering alloys through controlled heating and cooling. It covers a wide range of processes, including stress relieving, tempering, annealing, normalizing, homogenizing, hardening, austempering, martempering, quenching, solution treating, precipitation hardening, carburizing, carbonitriding, and nitriding. It describes how each process is controlled and how it affects the formation of microstructure and the redistribution of constituent elements, phases, and defects. It addresses heat-treat related problems, such as quench cracking, residual stresses, distortion, and embrittlement, and includes a detailed review of the structure of metals and alloys and the use of phase diagrams, isothermal and continuous cooling transformation diagrams, cooling curves, hardenability correlation curves, Jominy equivalence charts, and material-specific testing methods. For information on the print version, ISBN: 978-1-62708-324-9, follow this link.
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