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1 By: Adrian Kano Ryan Hagstrom Jay Jang Ron Reyes
Iron and Steel By: Adrian Kano Ryan Hagstrom Jay Jang Ron Reyes

2 Microconstituents A phase or a mixture of phases which has certain characteristics in a microstructure Microconstituents are created from different types of heat treatments

3 Iron-Carbon phases All the phases are known by specific names
Iron-Carbide or Cementite (Fe3C) Ferrite Austenite Delta-ferrite Liquid phase or the liquid solution of Fe and C

4 Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram

5 Hardening Mechanisms Eutectoid Steel is harder than pure iron
Hypoeutectoid steel is as hard but more ductile Hypereutectoid steel is brittle

6 Heat Treatments Annealing, Quenching, and Tempering.
Lower Temperatures allow for a smaller number of nuclei. Shape Memory Effect.

7 TTT Diagram

8 Austenite 727 degrees Celsius
Quenching to a slightly lower temperature lowers the driving force of ferrite and cementite nucleation. Consequently, the time span for ferrite and cementite nucleation is longer.

9 Pearlite Pearlite start time (Ps)
Austentite transforms into Ferrite and Cementite platelets. Pearlite finish time (Pf) High temperature means that the diffusion is fast. The pearlite will be coarse and the hardness will be low.

10 Pearlite Continued If quenched to a lower temperature than the nucleation time is shorter. The diffusion distances are also smaller. Pearlite will then be finer and the hardness will be higher.

11 Bainite If quenching is lowered even further… Bainite Start time (Bs)
Bainite Finish time (Bf) Quenched higher= Coarser, Softer, More Ductile Quenched lower= Finer, Harder, Less Ductile

12 Martensite Quenched below 220 degrees Celsius.
Skips Bainite and Pearlite. Hardest of the 4. Most brittle. Transforms structure. Tempering must be applied.

13 Tempering Causes precipitation of equilibrium ferrite in which very fine cementite particles are dispersed. Results in increased ductility at the expense of hardness. For Martensitic steel tempering between 450 and 600 degrees Celsius is typically used.

14 Quenching Medium Influences the martensitic transformation.
Changes the rate at which the piece is cooled. Rate is doubled by stirring.

15 Size and Shape Do Matter
They effect the rate of transformation as well as the hardness. If a thick part is quenched from austenite then… May result in quench cracks.

16 Alloyed Steels Alloying elements such as Mn, Si, Ni, Cu, Mo, and V into steel favorably alter the properties. Usually under 1 percent. 1st hardenability. 2nd shift in eutectoid composition. 3rd decrease in eutectoid temperature. 4th martensitic start and finish temperatures are reduced. 5th tempering time is reduced. Stainless steel is steel that contains an addition of at least 12 percent chromium. Keeps the steel from corroding or rusting.

17 Cast Irons Chinese began manufacturing cast iron 3000 years ago.
Enabled the melting temperature to be reduced to around 1150 degrees Celsius. Which gave us a liquid metal that could be effectively cast. Raw Cast Iron is called Pig iron.(the material that flows out of a blast furnace) Contains carbon above 2.11 percent. For practical uses 2.5 to 4.5 percent carbon is used.

18 Gray Cast Irons advantages disadvantages Very brittle, though hard.
Used more because it is the least expensive metallic material of all. Also, has the ability to dampen mechanical vibrations. Frequently used in the bodies of heavy machines that require vibration reduction. Flows easily when molten. Allowing the casting intricate shapes. Barely shrinks after casting. Very brittle, though hard. Very weak in tension. Should never be used in the creation of tools. Especially hammers. Will shatter when exposed to a blow.

19 More on Gray Cast Irons Contains 1 to 3 mass percent silicon.
If the Si concentration is lowered or the cooling rate is increased, the decomposition of the cementite into graphite and ferrite is incomplete and the graphite is then surrounded by cementite.

20 Nodular Cast Iron Graphite precipitates in spherical particles that are imbedded in Pearlite When heated it will increase ductility

21 White Cast Iron Another type of cast iron which is hard and brittle
The surface contains the hard phase whereas the interior transforms into gray cast iron

22 Malleable Cast Iron Ductility increases by heating in an inert atmosphere This results in a high strength and fair ductility

23 10 Question Exercise What is a microconstituent?
What is the Af temperature? What is the hardest of the four phases? Which is more brittle? Hypoeutectoid steel or Hypereutectoid steel. Name two of the most common elements for alloying steel? What is the temperature range for tempering martensitic steel? What percent carbon does cast iron have? What is one advantage and one disadvantage of a gray cast iron? Name one of the Iron-Carbon Phases. In a white cast iron the interior transforms into what?

24 Answers Questions 1-7, 9, 10 Question 8
A phase or a mixture of phases which has certain characteristics in a microstructure. 727 degrees Celsius. Martensite. Hypereutectoid. Manganese, Silicon, Nickel, Copper, Molybdenum, and Vanadium. 450C - 600C. percent. Austenite, Ferrite, Delta-Ferrite, and Liquid phase. Gray Cast Iron Disadvantages: Very brittle, though hard. Very weak in tension. Should never be used in the creation of tools. Especially hammers. Will shatter when exposed to a blow. Advantages: Used more because it is the least expensive metallic material of all. Also, has the ability to dampen mechanical vibrations. Frequently used in the bodies of heavy machines that require vibration reduction. Flows easily when molten. Allowing the casting intricate shapes. Barely shrinks after casting

25 Steel alloys Carbon Steels High Strength Low Alloy Steels
Quenched and Tempered Steels Heat Treatable Low Alloy Steels Chromium-Molybdenum Steels

26 Carbon Steel Low-carbon steels: Steel alloys that contain up to 0.30 weight percent C. Medium-carbon steels: Contain carbon ranges from 0.30 to 0.60 weight percent and the manganese from 0.60 to 1.65 weight percent. High-carbon steels: 0.60 to 1.00 weight percent C with 0.30 to 0.90 weight percent Mn. High-Strength Low-Alloy steels (microalloyed steels): are designed to provide better mechanical properties than conventional carbons.

27 Low Carbon Steels Good Weldabillity, Formability, Machinability (rated 55-60%) 0.1%-0.2%: chain, stampings, rivets, nails, wire, pipe, and where very soft, %: structural steels, machine parts, soft and tough steels. Low costs most common

28 Medium Carbon More Machinable (60-70%)
: lead screws, gears, worms, spindles, shafts, and machine parts. : crankshafts, gears, axles, mandrels, tool shanks, and heat-treated machine parts. : called “low carbon tool steel” and is used where a keen edge is not necessary, but where shock strength is wanted. Drop hammers dies, set screws, screwdrivers, and arbors. : tough and hard steel. Anvil faces, band saws,hammers, wrenches, cable wire, etc. Good toughness and ductility. Balanced

29 High Carbon Toughness, Formabillity, Hardenability, and Weldability are Low : rock drills, shear blades, cold chisels, rivet sets, and many hand tools. : used for hardness and high tensile strength, springs, cutting tools, press tools, and striking dies. : drills, taps, milling cutters, knives, cold cutting dies, wood working tools used where a keen cutting edge is necessary, razors, saws, and where wear resistance is important Hardness is high and wear resistant

30 High Strength Low-Alloy HSLA
Greater Strength-to-weight Ratio than low carbon steels Developed primarily for automotive industry Low carbon ( %) with Manganese up to 2% and small quantities chromium, nickel, molybdenum, copper, nitrogen, vanadium, niobium, titanium and zirconium are used in various combinations

31 Elements Used to Alloy Steel
Carbon Manganese Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Copper Lead Boron Chromium Nickel Molybdenum Aluminum Zirconium Niobium Titanium Vanadium

32 Stainless Steel Stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 10% Chromium. However resistance in air is usually achieved at 13%. Chromium in stainless steel forms a layer of chromium oxide. ( very thin ) Impervious to water and air Passivation

33 Stainless Steel contd. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel.
Classified by crystal structure: Austenitic: over 70% of stainless steel production. Ferritic: highly corrosion resistant but less durable than austenitic Martenistic: not as corrosion resistant, but much tougher

34 Stainless Steel contd. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and has antibacterial properties. Stainless steel is not “invulnerable”

35 Stainless steel uses St.Louis Gateway Arch (left)
Art Work and building Facades due to high sheen St.Louis Gateway Arch (left) Walt Disney Concert Hall

36 Modern Bridges Suspension bridges have been around since antiquity
Modern suspension bridges made up of concrete slabs on top of steel plates with steel reinforced towers and held up by steel cables

37 Silver Bridge Built 1928 spanning the Ohio River
Steel body frame with and steel eyebars and cable

38 Silver bridge Cont. Fatigue failure in eyebar causes collapse

39 Tacoma Narrows Bridge Built between 1938 and July 1940
Nicknamed “Galloping Gertie Collapsed November 1940

40 Galloping Gertie

41 The Titanic Weak rivets in part to blame for the sinking of the titanic. Roughly 3 million rivets used to keep the titanic together. Iron used to rivets were No.3 bar (known as best), the standard was No.4.

42 The Titanic Contd. Rivets used on the titanic contained 3 times the accepted amount of slag in iron. Rivet head’s broke, letting in ice water

43 The Titanic Contd. If quality iron had been used for the rivets the section of the titanic might not have sunk. If the Quality of the iron used for the rivets had not contained excess slag the rivets might have held the sections of the titanic together and prevented other areas of the ship from becoming flooded.

44 Questions Which element is the primary hardening element?
What is fully-killed steels? What is a solid solution of carbon in alpha-iron? What weight percent chromium is needed for oxidation-resistance in room temperature? In harsh environments? What is the key element in stainless steel? What is the layer that protects stainless steel from corrosion called? What is the name of the process that makes stainless steel so durable? Which elements kill steels? Austenitic stainless steel makes up ____% of total steel alloy production. Stainless steel is ____% recyclable. Carbon Fully-deoxidized steel Martensite 13%, 26% Chromium Chromium-oxide Passivation Silicon, and Aluminum 70 100

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