Master of Science
Materials Science and Engineering
Libsch, Joseph F.
Nitrided steels are unstable at austenitizing temperatures. Induction hardening, however, provides a very short time cycle at these temperatures. The effect of this short time cycle on the nitrided case was studied. Depth hardness curves were determined for nitrided, induction hardened, and nitrided plus induction hardened specimens of several stieels. Fatigue, corrosion, and microscopic studies were also made in an effort to evaluate the properties of this new surface hardening treatment. Finally, an attempt was made to interpret the results in terms of a careful structural analysis.
Barnes, Kenneth E., "Induction hardening of nitrided steels" (1961). Theses and Dissertations. 3076.