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Neutron Diffraction Studies of Cemented Carbide Composites

  • A. D. Krawitz
  • E. F. Drake
  • R. L. DeGroot
  • C. H. Vasel
  • W. B. Yelon

Abstract

The appreciation of cemented carbide composite materials (cermets) has become more sophisticated in recent years. The desire for cermets that yield better performance and/or that contain lower amounts of cobalt has spurred development of a variety of alloy binders, some of which can undergo structural modification through heat treatment. Concurrently, an increasing effort is being made to understand at a more fundamental level the service response of binder and carbide phases in traditional and experimental materials. The success of such investigations depends upon analytical approaches capable of discerning fundamental structure-property relationships. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss one such approach that shows promise as a new analytical tool — neutron diffraction.

Keywords

Residual Stress Neutron Diffraction High Fatigue Binder Phase Residual Stress Measurement 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Krawitz
    • 1
  • E. F. Drake
    • 2
  • R. L. DeGroot
    • 1
  • C. H. Vasel
    • 1
  • W. B. Yelon
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Reed Rock Bit Co.HoustonUSA
  3. 3.Research ReactorUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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