Heat treatment(Muda Ibrahim)

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Heat treatment(Muda Ibrahim)

  1. 1. 4.0) HEAT TREATMENT <ul><li>LECTURE OUTLINE: </li></ul><ul><li>Define and purpose heat treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Heat treatment theory </li></ul><ul><li>Stages of heat treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Heat treatment process. </li></ul><ul><li>Case Hardening. </li></ul><ul><li>TTT Diagram </li></ul>
  2. 2. Define <ul><li>Heat treatment may be defined as: </li></ul><ul><li>An operation or combination of operations </li></ul><ul><li>involving </li></ul><ul><li>Heating and cooling of a metal/alloy in solid state </li></ul><ul><li>to obtain desirable </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>Cause relief of internal stresses developed during cold working, welding, casting, forging etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Harden and strengthen metals. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve machinability. </li></ul><ul><li>Change grain size </li></ul><ul><li>Soften metals for further (cold) working as in wire drawing or cold rolling. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose <ul><li>Improve ductility and toughness </li></ul><ul><li>Increase , heat, wear and corrosion resistance of materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve electrical and magnetic properties. </li></ul><ul><li>Homogenise the structure to remove coring . </li></ul><ul><li>Spheroidize tiny particales, such as those of Fe₃C in steel, by diffusion. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Heat Treatment Theory <ul><li>The various types of heat-treating processes are similar because they all involve the heating and cooling of metals; they differ in the heating temperatures and the cooling rates used and the final results. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrous metals (metals with iron) are annealing, normalizing, hardening, and tempering. </li></ul><ul><li>Nonferrous metals can be annealed, but never tempered, normalized, or case-hardened. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stages of Heat Treatment <ul><li>Stage l —Heating the metal slowly to ensure a uniform temperature. </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2 —Soaking (holding) the metal at a given temperature for a given time and cooling the metal to room temperature. </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 3 —Cooling the metal to room temperature. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stages of Heat Treatment
  8. 8. Stages of Heat Treatment <ul><li>Soaking </li></ul><ul><li>Internal structural changes take place. </li></ul><ul><li>soaking period depends on the chemical analysis of the metal and the mass of the part. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooling Stage </li></ul><ul><li>- To cool the metal, you can place it in direct contact with a COOLING MEDIUM composed of a gas, liquid, solid, or combination of these. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Soaking Period </li></ul><ul><li>Table 1: Soaking period for Hardening, Annealing and Normalizing Steel. </li></ul>Stages of Heat Treatment
  10. 10. Heat Treatment Process. <ul><li>1. Anneling (815 °C) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Normalizing (815 °C) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Hardening (815 °C) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Tempering (200 °C – 300 °C ) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Heat Treatment (Phase Diagram)
  12. 12. Heat Treatment (Phase Diagram)
  13. 13. Heat Treatment
  14. 14. Heat Treatment
  15. 15. Heat Treatment
  16. 16. Heat Treatment Process <ul><li>Annealing Process </li></ul><ul><li>Annealing is the opposite of hardening </li></ul><ul><li>Relieve internal stresses, soften them, make them more ductile, and refine their grain structures. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooling method depend on the metal. For command use are furnace cooled. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Heat Treatment Process <ul><li>Annealing Process </li></ul><ul><li>As the weld cools, internal stresses occur along with hard spots and brittleness. Welding can actually weaken the metal. Annealing is just one of the methods for correcting these problems. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Heat Treatment Process <ul><li>2. Normalizing </li></ul><ul><li>Metal is heated to a higher temperature and then removed from the furnace for air cooling. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the internal stresses induced by heat treating, welding, casting, forging, forming, or machining. </li></ul><ul><li>low-carbon steels do not require normalizing (no harmful effects result). </li></ul>
  19. 19. Heat Treatment Process <ul><li>3. Hardening </li></ul><ul><li>Heating the steel to a set temperature and then cooling (quenching) it rapidly by plunging it into oil, water, or brine. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardening increases the hardness and strength of the steel, but makes it less ductile. </li></ul><ul><li>low-carbon steels do not require because no harmful effects result.(No transformation for martensitic structure) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Heat Treatment Process <ul><li>3. Hardening </li></ul><ul><li>In practice, 0.80 % C is required for maximum hardness. </li></ul><ul><li>When you increase the carbon content beyond 0.80 per cent, there is no increase in hardness, but there is an increase in wear resistance. </li></ul><ul><li>This increase in wear resistance is due to the formation of a substance called hard cementite. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Heat Treatment Process <ul><li>4. Tempering </li></ul><ul><li>To relieve the internal stresses and reduce brittleness, you should temper the steel after it is hardened. </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature (below its hardening temperature), holding length of time and cooling (instill air). </li></ul><ul><li>Below the low-critical point </li></ul><ul><li>Strength, hardness and ductility depend on the temperature (during the tempering process). </li></ul>
  22. 22. Heat Treatment Process <ul><li>4. Tempering </li></ul><ul><li>The minimum temperature time for tempering should be 1 hour. If the part is more than 1 inch thick, increase the time by 1 hour for each additional inch of thickness. </li></ul><ul><li>Tempering relieves quenching stresses and reduces hardness and brittleness. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Heat Treatment Process <ul><li>4. Tempering </li></ul><ul><li>Actually, the tensile strength of a hardened steel may increase as the steel is tempered up to a temperature of about 450°F. </li></ul><ul><li>Above this temperature it starts to decrease. Tempering increases softness, ductility, malleability and impact resistance. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Case Hardening <ul><li>Case hardening produces a hard, wear-resistant surface or case over a strong, tough core. </li></ul><ul><li>Only ferrous metals are case-hardened. </li></ul><ul><li>The steels best suited for case hardening are the low-carbon and low-alloy series. </li></ul><ul><li>Surface of the metal chemically by introducing a high carbide or nitride content. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Case Hardening <ul><li>CARBURIZING </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon is added to the surface of low-carbon steel. Two methods carburizing steel. </li></ul><ul><li>i ) Heating the steel in a furnace containing a carbon monoxide atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>ii) Steel placed in a container packed with charcoal or some other carbon-rich material and then heated in a furnace. </li></ul><ul><li>- To cool the parts, leave the container in the furnace to cool or remove it and let it air cool. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Case Hardening <ul><li>2) CYANIDING </li></ul><ul><li>Fast and efficient. Preheated steel is dipped into a heated cyanide bath and allowed to soak. </li></ul><ul><li>Upon removal, it is quenched and then rinsed to remove any residual cyanide. </li></ul><ul><li>This process produces a thin, hard shell that is harder than the one produced by carburizing (completed in 20 to 30 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Cyanide salts are a deadly poison. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Case Hardening <ul><li>3) NITRIDING </li></ul><ul><li>Methods in that the individual parts have been heat-treated and tempered before nitriding. </li></ul><ul><li>The parts are then heated in a furnace that has an ammonia gas atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>No quenching is required so there is no worry about warping or other types of distortion. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Case Hardening <ul><li>3) NITRIDING </li></ul><ul><li>This process is used to case harden items, such as gears, cylinder sleeves, camshafts and other engine parts, that need to be wear resistant and operate in high-heat areas. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Case Hardening <ul><li>4) FLAME HARDENING </li></ul><ul><li>Harden the surface of metal parts. When you use an oxyacetylene flame, a thin layer at the surface of the part is rapidly heated to its critical temperature and then immediately quenched by a combination of a water spray and the cold base metal. </li></ul><ul><li>This process produces a thin, hardened surface, and at the same time, the internal parts retain their original properties. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Case Hardening 4) FLAME HARDENING
  31. 31. TTT Diagram
  32. 32. TTT Diagram Upper half of TTT Diagram(Austenite-Pearlite Transformation Area) Lower half of TTT Diagram (Austenite-Martensite and Bainite Transformation Areas)
  33. 33. TTT Diagram
  34. 34. TTT Diagram TTT Diagram and microstructures obtained by different types of cooling rates Cooling rate that permits both pearlite and martensite formation.
  35. 35. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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