Accession Number : ADA138519

Title :   Carbide Formation and Fracture of High Carbon Steel.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 81-Nov 83,

Corporate Author : COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES GOLDEN DEPT OF METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Krauss,G

PDF Url : ADA138519

Report Date : 13 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This report briefly summarizes the research performed to characterize the fracture of hardened high carbon steels and the formation of carbides during the austenitizing, quenching, and tempering stages of the hardening heat treatments applied to high carbon steels. Four fracture mechanisms and morphologies, each associated with a different type of carbide distribution, were observed and correlated to fracture toughness. Details of findings are presented in the twelve (12) publications resulting from this research. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Steel, *Carbon steels, *Carbides, *Fracture(Mechanics), *Morphology, Heat treatment, Hardness, Toughness, Austenite, Martensite, Microstructure, Fatigue(Mechanics), Wear, High strength, Low temperature, Tempering, Quenching

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE