"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.
Eppelsheimer, Daniel S., 1909-1988
Materials Science and Engineering
M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vi, 81 pages
© 1949 Subodh C. Das Gupta, All rights reserved.
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Steel -- Quenching -- Analysis
Metals -- Hardenability
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Das Gupta, Subodh C., "Evaluation of quenching media using the end-quench hardenability test" (1949). Masters Theses. 7109.