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References M. To be familiar with ways to soft materials. To be familiar with ways to hard materials. To show the different between annealing and normalizing and other ways to hard or soft materials. Apparatus: a. Furnace: which used to heat inspection parts. Combined Digital Hardness Tester.
Procedure: 1. At first, prepare four identical parts of same material. Take the parts to hardness tester and calculate its hardness values. Put these parts in the Furnace, to heat up until specific temperature. Then, take three parts out of the Furnace, and let the fourth part to cool in the Furnace slowly Annealing , and let one of three parts to cool in air, and one in fresh water, and the last part in oil.
After the part cooled, take it to hardness tester, and calculate its hardness values. Record the results in a table. Use the engineering sense to compare between the different values g hardness. Conclusion: In table one, the hardness strength arranged regarding to the more strength as This forms as a results of thermal conductivity which defined previously.
The thermal conductivity of water is higher than of thermal conductivity of the oil and air that mean the part which cooled in water will lose its temperature faster than the part cooled in oil and air and annealing process.
Then, the part which cooled by water is the hardest part, and the part which cooled by oil is harder than part which cooled by air, and the part which cooled by air is harder than part which cooled by annealing process.
And we see the same results in other tables. The dotted lines mark the eutectoid A and eutectic B compositions. The specific composition of an alloy system will usually have a great effect on the results of heat treating.
If the percentage of each constituent is just right, the alloy will form a single, continuous microstructure upon cooling. Such a mixture is said to be eutectoid. However, If the percentage of the solutes varies from the eutectoid mixture, two or more different microstructures will usually form simultaneously. A hypoeutectoid solution contains less of the solute than the eutectoid mix, while a hypereutectoid solution contains more. A eutectic alloy is characterized by having a single melting point.
This melting point is lower than that of any of the constituents, and no change in the mixture will lower the melting point any further.
When a molten eutectic alloy is cooled, all of the constituents will crystallize into their respective phases at the same temperature. A eutectoid alloy is similar, but the phase change occurs, not from a liquid, but from a solid solution.
Upon cooling a eutectoid alloy from the solution temperature, the constituents will separate into different crystal phases , forming a single microstructure. A eutectoid steel, for example, contains 0.
Upon cooling slowly, the solution of iron and carbon a single phase called austenite will separate into platelets of the phases ferrite and cementite. This forms a layered microstructure called pearlite. Since pearlite is harder than iron, the degree of softness achievable is typically limited to that produced by the pearlite. Similarly, the hardenability is limited by the continuous martensitic microstructure formed when cooled very fast. Both are above the eutectic melting point for the system, but are below the melting points of any constituent forming the system.
Between these two melting points, the alloy will exist as part solid and part liquid. The constituent with the lower melting point will solidify first.
When completely solidified, a hypoeutectic alloy will often be in solid solution. Similarly, a hypoeutectoid alloy has two critical temperatures, called "arrests. As the solution cools from the upper transformation temperature toward an insoluble state, the excess base metal will often be forced to "crystallize-out," becoming the proeutectoid.
This will occur until the remaining concentration of solutes reaches the eutectoid level, which will then crystallize as a separate microstructure. A hypoeutectoid steel contains less than 0. Upon cooling a hypoeutectoid steel from the austenite transformation temperature, small islands of proeutectoid-ferrite will form. These will continue to grow and the carbon will recede until the eutectoid concentration in the rest of the steel is reached.
This eutectoid mixture will then crystallize as a microstructure of pearlite. Since ferrite is softer than pearlite, the two microstructures combine to increase the ductility of the alloy. Consequently, the hardenability of the alloy is lowered. However, between these points, it is the constituent with the higher melting point that will be solid.
Similarly, a hypereutectoid alloy has two critical temperatures.
When cooling a hypereutectoid alloy from the upper transformation temperature, it will usually be the excess solutes that crystallize-out first, forming the proeutectoid. This continues until the concentration in the remaining alloy becomes eutectoid, which then crystallizes into a separate microstructure. A hypereutectoid steel contains more than 0.
When slowly cooling a hypereutectoid steel, the cementite will begin to crystallize first. When the remaining steel becomes eutectoid in composition, it will crystallize into pearlite.
Since cementite is much harder than pearlite, the alloy has greater hardenability at a cost in the ductility. The red curves represent different cooling rates velocity when cooled from the upper critical A3 temperature. V1 produces martensite. V2 has pearlite mixed with martensite, V3 produces bainite, along with pearlite and matensite. Proper heat treating requires precise control over temperature, time held at a certain temperature and cooling rate.
This temperature is referred to as an "arrest" because at the A temperature the metal experiences a period of hysteresis. At this point, all of the heat energy is used to cause the crystal change, so the temperature stops rising for a short time arrests and then continues climbing once the change is complete.
The alloy will usually be held at this temperature long enough for the heat to completely penetrate the alloy, thereby bringing it into a complete solid solution. Iron, for example, has four critical-temperatures, depending on carbon content.
Pure iron in its alpha room temperature state changes to nonmagnetic gamma-iron at its A2 temperature, and weldable delta-iron at its A4 temperature. However, as carbon is added, becoming steel, the A2 temperature splits into the A3 temperature, also called the austenizing temperature all phases become austenite, a solution of gamma iron and carbon and its A1 temperature austenite changes into pearlite upon cooling.
Between these upper and lower temperatures the proeutectoid phase forms upon cooling. Because a smaller grain size usually enhances mechanical properties, such as toughness , shear strength and tensile strength , these metals are often heated to a temperature that is just above the upper critical-temperature, in order to prevent the grains of solution from growing too large. For instance, when steel is heated above the upper critical-temperature, small grains of austenite form.
These grow larger as temperature is increased. When cooled very quickly, during a martensite transformation, the austenite grain-size directly affects the martensitic grain-size. Larger grains have large grain-boundaries, which serve as weak spots in the structure.
The grain size is usually controlled to reduce the probability of breakage. Cooling a metal will usually suppress the precipitation to a much lower temperature.
Austenite, for example, usually only exists above the upper critical temperature. However, if the austenite is cooled quickly enough, the transformation may be suppressed for hundreds of degrees below the lower critical temperature. Such austenite is highly unstable and, if given enough time, will precipitate into various microstructures of ferrite and cementite. The cooling rate can be used to control the rate of grain growth or can even be used to produce partially martensitic microstructures.
If the alloy is cooled to the martensite transformation Ms temperature before other microstructures can fully form, the transformation will usually occur at just under the speed of sound.