Theory and Technology of Quenching

A Handbook

  • Božidar Liščić
  • Hans M. Tensi
  • Wacław Luty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Hans P. Hougardy
    Pages 1-18
  3. Hans M. Tensi
    Pages 93-116
  4. E. Macherauch, O. Vöhringer
    Pages 117-181
  5. Hans M. Tensi, B. Liščić
    Pages 208-247
  6. Wacław Luty
    Pages 248-340
  7. Howard E. Boyer, P. Archambault, F. Moreaux, N. I. Kobasko
    Pages 341-389
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 477-484

About this book


Heat treatment of metallic alloys constitutes an important step within the production process. The heat treatment process itself is considered as a cycle of heating the workpieces to a predetermined temperature, keeping them at this temperature for the time period required, and cooling them to room temperature in an appropriate way. The process of heating and keeping workpieces at the required temperature is now­ adays weil mastered and mostly automatized. The process of cooling or quenching which determines actually the resulting properties, is handicapped with many physical and technical uncertainties. Good results can already be obtained predominantly by using empirically based practice. But increased demands on the properties of the pro­ ducts as weIl as demands on safety and environment conditions of the quenching media require efforts to investigate the details of the quenching process and to transfer the results of the research to practical application. Advances in the knowledge about quenching processes have been achieved by modem applied thermodynamics especially by the heat and mass transfer researches; further the application of computer technology was helpful to new approaches in quenching pro­ cesses. Special emphases has been given to: - The theory of heat transfer and heat exchange intensification during quenching - Wetting kinematics - Residual stresses after quenching - Determination of the quenching intensity - Prediction of microstructural transformation and hardness distribution after quenching, the latter with some limitations.


Abschreckung Metallbearbeitung Metallurgy Quenching computer material metallurgy metals

Editors and affiliations

  • Božidar Liščić
    • 1
  • Hans M. Tensi
    • 2
  • Wacław Luty
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. for Material ScienceUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Institute for Materials and Processing SciencesTechnical University of MunichMünchen 2Germany
  3. 3.Institute of Precision MechanicsWarszawaPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-01598-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-01596-4
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