Steels Processing, Structure, and Performance

ISBN-10: 0871708175

ISBN-13: 9780871708175

Edition: 2005

Authors: George Krauss

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Steels: Processing, Structure, and Performance is a comprehensive guide to the broad, dynamic physical metallurgy of steels. The volume is an extensively revised and updated edition of the classic 1990 book Steels: Heat Treatment and Processing Principles. Eleven new chapters expand the coverage in the previous edition, and other chapters have been reorganized and updated. This volume is an essential reference for anyone who makes, uses, studies, or designs with steel. The interrelationships between chemistry, processing, structure, and performance--the elements of physical metallurgy--are integrated for all the types of steel discussed. The evolution, characterization, and performance of steel microstructures are described, with increased emphasis on deformation and fracture. Heat treatment remains a vital aspect of the manufacture of steel products, and the coverage of thermal processing and its effect on steels is expanded in this edition. Dramatic changes in steel manufacture have occurred in the 15 years since the publication of the 1990 edition. Low-carbon sheet steels have experienced the most dynamic changes: thermal processing of sheet steels on a massive continuous scale has produced new grades with only subtle changes in chemistry. Low carbon sheet steels, together with strengthening mechanisms, developments in microalloyed forging steels, steels with bainitic and a variety of ferritic microstructures, quench and tempered steel performance, high-carbon steels for rail and ultra-high strength wire, and the causes of low toughness and embrittlement are all discussed in new chapters. Brief coverage is provided on the history of steel, including the time frame for important developments. A link to steelmaking and solidification is made in the chapter on the effects of primary processing on steel microstructure. The text is meant to be informative, readable, up-to-date, and self-contained. Principles, concepts, and understanding of microstructural evolution and performance, within the framework of processing and properties, are illustrated, by plots of data, micrographs and schematic diagrams. A special effort has been made to include references to the most pertinent books, reviews, and technical papers on a given subject.
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Book details

List price: $185.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: A S M International
Publication date: 1/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 613
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Introduction : purpose of text, steel definitions and specifications
History and primary steel processing
Phases and structures
Pearlite, ferrite, and cementite
Martensite
Bainite
Ferritic microstructures
Austenite in steel
Primary processing effects on steel microstructure and properties
Isothermal and continuous cooling transformation diagrams
Deformation, strengthening, and fracture of ferritic microstructures
Low carbon steels
Normalizing, annealing, and spheroidizing treatments; ferrite/pearlite microstructures in medium-carbon steels
Non-martensitic strengthening of medium-carbon steels : microalloying and bainitic strengthening
High-carbon steels : fully pearlitic microstructures and applications
Hardness and hardenability
Tempering of steel
Deformation, mechanical properties and fracture of quench and tempered carbon steels
Low toughness and embrittlement phenomena in steels
Residual stresses, distortion, and heat treatment
Surface hardening
Surface modification
Stainless steels
Tool steels
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