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ASM Handbook, Volume 4B: Steel Heat Treating Technologies

Editor: Jon L. Dossett and George E. Totten   |   Hardcover   |   Product code: 05434G   |   ISBN: 978-1-62708-025-5

Classified as: Heat Treating Materials Processing and Treatment

Price: $297.00 Member Price: $225.00

Expand your ASM library collection or start a new one by ordering ASM Handbook, Volume 4B: Steel Heat Treating Technologies today.

Volume 4B expands coverage on equipment, control, troubleshooting, and problems associated with steel heat treating. New articles extensively address distortion and the prevention of cracking—including the modeling and simulation of distortion.  Furnace equipment and controls are described in detail, along with quenching systems and characterization of quenchants for reliable and effective hardening. General process and procedure factors also are introduced—including temperature uniformity of furnaces, calculation of heat treating costs, decarburization, and more. 

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
Steel Heat Treating Process Control: An Introduction
Calculation of Heat Treating Costs
Problems Associated with Heat Treating  
Steel Decarburization: Mechanisms, Models, Prevention, Correction, and Effects on Component Life

HEAT TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS
Types of Heat Treating Furnaces
Furnace Atmospheres for Heat Treating
Furnace Atmosphere Controls in Heat Treating
Temperature Control in Heat Treating
Furnace Controls
Vacuum Heat Treating Processes
Induction Heat Treating Systems  
Salt Bath Heat Treatment and Equipment
Fluidized-Bed Heat Treating Equipment
Materials for Heat-Treating Furnace Parts, Trays, and Fixtures

QUENCHANTS AND QUENCHING TECHNOLOGIES
Quenchants Used for Heat Treatment of Ferrous Alloys
Quenchant Agitation, Design and Characterization
Quench Factor Characterization of Quenchants for Hardening of Steel
Wire Cooling Curve Analysis
Acoustical characterization
Quenching with Molten Metal
Nanofluids as Quenchants in Industrial Heat Treatment

DISTORTION AND RESIDUAL STRESSES
Basics of Distortion and Stress Generation during Heat Treatment
Residual Stresses and Distortion in Quenched and Tempered Steels
Residual Stresses and Distortion in thermochemically Treated Steels
Distortion Engineering
Modeling and Simulation of Steel Heat Treatment: Prediction of Microstructure, Distortion, Residual Stresses, and Cracking

APPENDICES
Guide to Furnace Atmospheres
Properties of Gases
Heating and Holding Times
Heat-Transfer Equations
Index

  • Publisher: ASM International
  • Published: 2014
  • Pages: 528
  • ISBN: 978-1-62708-025-5