Steel Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist

Steel Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist

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This book explains the metallurgy of steel and its heat treatment for non-metallurgists. It starts from simple concepts--beginning at the level of high-school chemistry classes--and building to more complex concepts involved in heat treatment of most all types of steel as well as cast iron. It was inspired by the author when working with practicing bladesmiths for more than 15 years. Most chapters in the book contain a summary at the end. These summaries provide a short review of the contents of each chapter. This book is THE practical primer on steel metallurgy for those who heat, forge, or machine steel.Notice that the maximum cooling rate occurs at different temperatures and varies from a high of 285 AdC/s (510 AdF/s) for salt ... 225 AdC/s (400 AdF/s) for a bath at 20 AdC (68 AdF) to only 90 AdC/s (160 AdF/s) for a bath at 80 AdC (176 AdF), a decrease of 60%. ... The table mentions the GM quenchmeter, which refers to a test developed by General Motors and used in the past to ... be preferred for cooling fast enough to miss the ferrite and pearlite noses of the CT diagrams on low-hardenability steels .

Title:Steel Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist
Author:John D. Verhoeven
Publisher:ASM International - 2007


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