Accession Number : AD0857775
Title : A Critical Evaluation of the Boron Hardenability Effect in Steel
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS
Personal Author(s) : Spretnak, Joseph W ; Speiser, Rudolph
PDF Url : AD0857775
Report Date : Jun 1952
Pagination or Media Count : 91
Abstract : The chemistry of boron and the metallurgy of boron in iron and steel are thoroughly reviewed. On the basis of critical evaluation of the existing information, a working hypothesis for the mechanism of the boron hardenability effect is presented. The principal effect of boron is to retard the formation of pro-eutectoid ferrite which forms from austenite by a shear mechanism. This retardation occurs because of the excessively high strain energy peaks associated with boron atoms dissolved in austenite. Nucleation and growth processes are expected only when the system passes from a disordered state to a more highly ordered state.
Descriptors : *BORON, *STEEL, ADSORPTION, BAINITE, CARBON, CASTING, CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, DIFFUSION, DYNAMICS, FERRITES, GRAIN BOUNDARIES, HARDNESS, INTERACTIONS, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, METALLURGY, MICROSTRUCTURE, NITROGEN, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, SHEAR STRESSES, SOLID SOLUTIONS, SOLVENT EXTRACTION, STRAIN(MECHANICS), TRANSFORMATIONS
Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE