Masters Theses

Abstract

"The purpose of the thesis was to evaluate the quenching speed of different quenching media by studying their behaviour in relation to hardenabilities of steels, using the standard A.S.T.M. End-quench Test. At the outset an understanding of the term "Hardenability", so extensively used in industrial heat-treatment, is necessary, The property of a steel, of hardening on quenching to various depths beneath the surface is referred to as the 'Hardenability". It may simply be called the "susceptibility to hardening". Hardenability should be distinguished from the "Hardening capacity", which represents the magnitude of the hardness achieved. The chief factors which affect the inherent hardenability of a steel are: 1. Amount of carbon in the steel. 2. Nature and amount of alloying element. 3. Austenitic grain size. 4. Method of manufacture. Besides these, there are other external factors which should be considered in performing any hardenability test"--Introduction, pages 1-2.

Advisor(s)

Eppelsheimer, Daniel S., 1909-1988

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1949

Pagination

vi, 81 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 85-87).

Rights

© 1949 Subodh C. Das Gupta, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Steel -- Quenching -- Analysis
Metals -- Hardenability

Thesis Number

T 862

Print OCLC #

5979934

Electronic OCLC #

856013249

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Metallurgy Commons

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