Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes
Hardenability Calculation of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels with Low or Medium Carbon
Hardenability is a composition-dependent property of steel and depends on carbon content and other alloying elements as well as the grain size of the austenite phase. This article provides an overview of a wide range of testing procedures used to determine and quantify hardenability of shallow-hardening, low-carbon, plain carbon, and low-alloy medium-carbon steels ranging from classical fracture and etching, Grossmann hardenability, and Jominy end-quench testing to manual and computerized computational methods. The article then uses this as a backdrop for the implementation of the core concepts of hardenability in a variety of predictive tools for calculating hardenability. The Caterpillar...
Hardenability Calculation of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels with Low or Medium Carbon, Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes, Vol 4A, ASM Handbook, Edited By Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten, ASM International, 2013, p 60–79, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v04a.a0005796
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