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The essential text and reference on the microstructure and properties of steels

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Preface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Fourth Edition Acknowledgments Acronyms Nomenclature Chapter 1: Iron and Its Interstitial Solutions Abstract 1.1. Introduction 1.2. Allotropes of pure iron 1.3. Austenite to ferrite transformation 1.4. Carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen in solution 1.5. Summary References Chapter 2: Strengthening of Iron and Its Alloys Abstract 2.1. Introduction 2.2. Work hardening 2.3. Interstitial solid solution strengthening 2.4. Substitutional solution strengthening 2.5. Grain size 2.6. Dispersion strengthening 2.7. Overall strength 2.8. Some practical aspects 2.9. Limits to strength 2.10. Summary References Chapter 3: Iron-Carbon Equilibrium and Plain Carbon Steels Abstract 3.1. Iron-carbon equilibrium phase diagram 3.2. Austenite-ferrite transformation 3.3. Austenite-cementite transformation 3.4. Kinetics of the transformation 3.5. Widmanstatten ferrite 3.6. Austenite-pearlite reaction 3.7. Ferrite-pearlite steels 3.8. Summary References Chapter 4: Solutes that Substitute for Iron Abstract 4.1. General principles 4.2. Alloying elements: and phase fields 4.3. Distribution of alloying elements in steels 4.4. Effect of alloying elements on the kinetics of the / transformation 4.5. Structural changes resulting from alloying additions 4.6. Transformation diagrams for alloy steels 4.7. Light steels 4.8. Summary References Chapter 5: Formation of Martensite Abstract 5.1. Introduction 5.2. General characteristics 5.3. Crystal structure of martensite 5.4. Crystallography of martensitic transformations 5.5. Morphology of ferrous martensites 5.6. Kinetics of martensitic transformation 5.7. Strength of martensite 5.8. Shape memory effect 5.9. Summary References Chapter 6: Bainite Abstract 6.1. Introduction 6.2. Upper bainite ( 550 400 C) 6.3. Lower bainite ( 400 250 C) 6.4. The shape deformation 6.5. Carbon in bainite 6.6. Kinetics 6.7. Transition from upper to lower bainite 6.8. Granular bainite 6.9. Tempering of bainite 6.10. Role of alloying elements 6.11. Use of bainitic steels 6.12. Summary References Chapter 7: Acicular Ferrite Abstract 7.1. Introduction 7.2. Microstructure 7.3. Mechanism of transformation 7.4. Inclusions as heterogeneous nucleation sites 7.5. Nucleation of acicular ferrite 7.6. Summary References Chapter 8: Heat Treatment of Steels: Hardenability Abstract 8.1. Introduction 8.2. Use of TTT and continuous cooling diagrams 8.3. Hardenability testing 8.4. Effect of grain size and chemical composition on hardenability 8.5. Hardenability and heat treatment 8.6. Quenching stresses and quench cracks 8.7. Cryogenic treatment 8.8. Summary References Chapter 9: Tempering of Martensite Abstract 9.1. Introduction 9.2. Tempering involving cementite and transition carbides 9.3. Mechanical properties of tempered martensite 9.4. Steels with strong carbide-forming elements 9.5. Maraging steels 9.6. Summary References Chapter 10: Thermomechanical Treatment of Steels Abstract 10.1. Introduction 10.2. Controlled rolling of low-alloy steels 10.3. Dual-phase steels 10.4. TRIP-assisted steels 10.5. TWIP steels 10.6. Industrial steels subjected to thermomechanical treatments 10.7. Ausforming 10.8. Summary References Chapter 11: The Embrittlement and Fracture of Steels Abstract 11.1. Introduction 11.2. Cleavage fracture in iron and steel 11.3. Factors influencing the onset of cleavage fracture 11.4. Criteria for the ductile-brittle transition 11.5. Practical aspects of brittle fracture 11.6. Hydrogen embrittlement 11.7. Intergranular embrittlement 11.8. Ductile or fibrous fracture 11.9. Summary References Chapter 12: Stainless Steel Abstract 12.1. Introduction 12.2. The iron-chromium-nickel system 12.3. Chromium-rich carbide in Cr-Ni austenitic steels 12.4. Precipitation of niobium and titanium carbides 12.5. Nitrides in austenitic steels 12.6. Intermetallic precipitation in austenite 12.7. Austenitic steels in practical applications 12.8. Oxidation resistant stainless steel 12.9. Duplex and ferritic stainless steels 12.10. Mechanically alloyed stainless steels 12.11. Transformation of metastable austenite 12.12. Summary References Chapter 13: Weld Microstructures Abstract 13.1. Introduction 13.2. Fusion zone 13.3. Heat-affected zone 13.4. Friction stir welding of steels 13.5. Summary References Chapter 14: Nanostructured Steels Abstract 14.1. Introduction 14.2. Why the yearning for exceedingly fine grains? 14.3. Production of nanostructured steel 14.4. Detrimental nanostructures in steels 14.5. Summary References Chapter 15: Modelling of Structure and Properties Abstract 15.1. Introduction 15.2. Example 1: alloy design 15.3. Example 2: mechanical properties of mixed microstructures 15.4. Methods 15.5. Kinetics 15.6. Finite element method 15.7. Neural networks 15.8. Summary References Subject index

About the Author

Harry Bhadeshia is the Tata Steel Professor of Physical Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, UK. His research is concerned with the theory of solid-state transformations in metals, particularly multicomponent steels, with the goal of creating novel alloys and processes with the minimum use of resources. He is the author or co-author of more than 600 research papers and six books on the subject. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Engineering (India) and the American Welding Society. In 2015 Professor Bhadeshia was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours for services to Science and Technology.

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