Chapter 9: Precipitation Hardening
Precipitation hardening is used extensively to strengthen aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, nickel-base superalloys, beryllium-copper alloys, and precipitation-hardening stainless steels. This chapter discusses two types of particle strengthening: precipitation hardening, which takes place during heat treatment; and true dispersion hardening, which can be achieved by mechanical alloying and powder metallurgy consolidation. It provides information on the three steps of precipitation hardening of aluminum alloys: solution heat treating, rapid quenching, and aging.
Precipitation Hardening, Elements of Metallurgy and Engineering Alloys, Edited By F.C. Campbell, ASM International, 2008, p 135–151, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.emea.t52240135
Download citation file:
FALL / WINTER 2020 CATALOG
View the new, upcoming, and best-selling resources in ASM Handbooks, technical books, and databases in the Fall / Winter 2020 Catalog.