Accession Number : ADA124985
Title : A Study of the Effect of Interrupted Quenches on a Thermomechanically Processed High Carbon Steel.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Barton,Steven A
Report Date : Oct 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 77
Abstract : The effects of short quench interruptions on the percentage retained austenite and the hardness and microstructure were investigated for AISI 52100 steel. Effects were observed for two starting microstructures: an as-received, spheroidize-annealed material, and a fine-grained, warm rolled material. Results indicate that retained austenite and hardness were independent of the quench interruption temperature. The warm rolled material had a higher percentage retained austenite as well as a higher hardness for all quench interruption temperatures. This is attributed to a finer starting microstructure and the retention of refinement throughout the heat treatment process. Evidence of preferred orientation was found in the case of the material showing prior warm rolling.
Descriptors : *THERMOMECHANICS , *MANUFACTURING , *QUENCHING , *CARBON STEELS , RATIOS , ANNEALING , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , MICROSTRUCTURE , THESES , AUSTENITE , HEAT TREATMENT , REFINING , HARDENING , ROLLING(METALLURGY) , INTERRUPTION , FINE GRAINED MATERIALS , CHROMIUM ALLOYS
Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE