Method to Predict Tempering of Steels Under Non-isothermal Conditions

D. R. Poirier, A. Kohli

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A common way of representing the tempering responses of steels is with a “tempering parameter” that includes the effect of temperature and time on hardness after hardening. Such functions, usually in graphical form, are available for many steels and have been applied for isothermal tempering. In this article, we demonstrate that the method can be extended to non-isothermal conditions. Controlled heating experiments were done on three grades in order to verify the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1986-1992
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2017


  • heat treatment
  • steel
  • thermal analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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