|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2012
||Steel Product Metallurgy and Applications
||Austenite Formation in Medium Carbon Steel during Rapid Induction Heating
||Carlos Capdevila-Montes, Maria M Aranda, Hirohisa Takeuchi, Monica Campos, Kouji Tanaka
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The major advantage of using rapid induction heating for industrial processes such as induction hardening is the shorter processing time and the ability to predictably heat a specific region of the part with improved quality. In this work the microstructural evolution of a medium carbon steel for heating rates ranging between 1 to 400°C s-1 is studied by a combination of dilatometric and metallographic techniques. The results obtained are discussed in terms of the austenite formation kinetics, carbide distribution and austenite grain size evolution. These results are of direct application since they may improve induction cycles for industrial hardening processes.
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