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ASM Handbook Volume 4C: Induction Heating and Heat Treatment

Editor: Valery Rudnev and George Totten   |   Hardcover   |   Product code: 05345G   |   ISBN: 978-1-62708-012-5

Classified as: Heat Treating

Price: $345.00 Member Price: $259.00

This ALL NEW ASM Handbook gives design, manufacturing, and material engineers a practical and comprehensive reference on the technologies and applications of induction heating and heat treatment. This book provides practitioners, students, engineers, and scientists the knowledge to more clearly understand and obtain solutions for typical induction heating problems that they encounter on an everyday basis.

Continuing in the tradition of the ASM Handbook series, this Volume provides a unique combination of practical knowledge grasping ready-to-use diagrams, technical procedures, guidelines, and good practices with advanced theoretical knowledge emphasizing on specifics of induction processes compared to alternative technologies. An appreciable amount of material is devoted to practical aspects, including review of standard and customized induction equipment. Special attention is paid to describing quality assurance, process monitoring, maintenance and safety procedures, energy and environmental aspects, including control of magnetic field exposure and review of international standards and regulations.

Written by internationally recognized experts, ASM Handbook Volume 4C covers the breadth and significance of induction heating and heat-treatment technologies and applications. See the sample chapter and the Table of Contents for more information. Beginning with reviewing electrical, electromagnetic, heat transfer and material science fundamentals related to induction heating, along with coverage critical facets associated with this technology such as:

  • Nonequilibrium nature of phase transformation and other metallurgical subtleties related to the specifics of induction hardening, tempering, stress relieving, heating prior to hot working and melting.
  • Review of ASTM and SAE standards and guidelines in proper measuring of hardness case depth and heat affected zone. Pattern specification as well as issues and complications related to different hardness measuring techniques. Destructive and nondestructive testing.
  • Selection of critical process parameters and inductor styles, heat pattern control, the use of magnetic flux concentrators, quench design subtleties as well as a review and explanation of common misconceptions and erroneous assumptions.
  • Formation of residual and transient stresses and their impact on a performance of heat treated components.
  • Temperature requirements for heating carbon steels, alloy steels, super alloys, titanium, aluminum and copper alloys and other materials prior to hot and warm working. Novel technological developments in heating billets, bars, tubes, rods and other metallic workpieces.
  • Optimization procedures and strategies in obtaining optimal process control algorithms based on various technological criteria, real-life constrains and cost functions (e.g., maximizing throughput and temperature uniformity, energy effectiveness, minimizing required shop floor space and metal loss, etc.). Principles of multiobjective optimization of induction heating devices.
  • Induction hardening of critical components, including gears, axle shafts, camshafts, crankshafts, and other components used in automotive and off-road machinery, aeronautic and aerospace engineering, farming, appliance, oil and gas industries.
  • Failure analysis of induction heat treated components and comprehensive review of defects and abnormal characteristics.
  • Good practices in designing and fabricating long-lasting induction coils and ways to avoid their premature failures.
  • Special applications of electromagnetic induction, including melting glasses and oxides, optical fiber draw, nanoparticle heating and hyperthermia applications.
  • Design principles and operation specifics of transistorized and thyristorized power supplies for induction heating needs.
  • Modern computer modeling and specifics of simulation of induction thermal processes.

Table of Contents


Division Editors: Stan Zinn and George Pfaffmann

History and Applications

Principles of Induction Heating

Electromagnetic and thermal properties of materials

Estimation of the basic induction process parameters


Division Editors: Gregory Fett, Valery Rudnev, David Matlock, George Totten

Metallurgy of Induction Hardening of Steel

Principles of Induction Hardening and Inspection

Quenching of Induction Heated Steel

Residual Stresses in Induction Hardened Steels

Tempering of Induction Hardened Steels

Induction Case Hardening of Axle Shafts

Induction Hardening of Crankshafts and Camshafts

Induction Hardening of gears and gear-like components

Induction Hardening Off-Road Machinery Components

Induction Hardening for the Aeronautic and Aerospace Industry 

Defects and Abnormal Characteristics of Induction Hardened Components


Division Editors: Bernard Nacke, B. Lynn Ferguson, and Richard Sisson

Methods, Tools and Software for Physical Process Analysis and Design

Electromagnetic Problem Solutions

Thermal problem solution

Coupled problem solution

Modeling and Simulation of Stresses and Distortion in Induction Hardened Steels


Division Editors: Valery Rudnev, Chester Van Tyne

Warm and hot working applications

Carbon steels and alloy steels used in warm and hot working

Temperature requirements for heating super alloys and stainless steels

Temperature Requirements for Heating Titanium, Aluminum, Magnesium, and Copper Alloys

Induction Heating of Billets, Rods, and Bars

Induction Heating of Selective Regions

Basic Principles of Optimal Design of Electromagnetic Devices and Multi-objective Optimization

Optimal Control of Induction Heating of Metals Prior to Warm and Hot Forming


Division Editors: Egbert Baake and Bernard Nacke

Introduction and Fundamental Principles of Induction Melting

Computational Modeling of Induction Melting and Experimental Verification

Components and Design of Induction Crucible Furnaces

Components, design and operation of vacuum induction crucible furnaces

Components and design of channel inductor furnaces

Metallurgy of Induction Melting Processes for Iron and Non-Iron Materials

Operation of Induction Furnaces in Iron Foundries

 Operation of Induction Furnaces for Steel and Non-Iron Materials

Melting of glasses and oxides

Energy and Environmental Aspects of Induction Melting Processes

Operating Safety of Induction Melting Furnaces  


Division Editor: Ron Hoppe

Fundamentals and General Aspects of Power Supply Design for Induction Heating, Heat Treating, Welding and Melting

Power Supplies for Induction Heat Treating, Brazing, and Soldering

Design and Fabrication of Inductors for Induction Heat Treating

Design and Fabrication of Induction Coils for Heating Bars, Billets and Slabs

Design and fabrication of inductors for induction brazing and soldering

Magnetic flux  Controllers in Induction Heating and Melting

Systematic Analysis of Induction Coil Failures and Prevention

Transformer Design and Load Matching

Vertical Scanners, Horizontal Scanners, & Tooth by Tooth Scanners

Controlled Atmosphere Chambers

Material Handling Equipment for Induction Heating Systems

Maintenance of Induction Heat Treating Equipment

Water Cooling for Induction Systems


Division Editors: Ron Akers and Philip Nash

Process Control, Monitoring and Quality Insurance Specifics for Induction Heating

Using Infrared Thermometers to Control Temperature During Induction Heating

Induction Heating Control System

Process Design for Induction Brazing and Soldering

Inspection and NDT methods

Control of Professional Magnetic Field Exposure--International Standards and Regulations


Division Editors: Stan Zinn

Historical Review of Induction Glass Melting

Induction Glass Melting & Forming

Induction Heating in Optical Fiber Draw Processing

   Nanoparticle Heating Using Induction in Hyperthermia


  • Publisher: ASM International
  • Published: 2014
  • Pages: 820
  • ISBN: 978-1-62708-012-5