Date

1961

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Materials Science and Engineering

First Adviser

Libsch, Joseph F.

Abstract

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.

Comments

Former department name: Metallurgy and Materials Science

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