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Distortions in 5160 Steel Under Diferent Thermal Treatments

Grant number: 13/13783-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2013
Effective date (End): August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Transformation Metallurgy
Principal Investigator:Lauralice de Campos Franceschini Canale
Grantee:Laís Taguchi Possari
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Results from literature show that compared to conventional quench, the intensive quench promotes better mechanical properties, reduces the dimensional distortions and cracking formation, due to high compressive tensions introduced on the component surface. To conduct the intensive quench process, high cooling rates are necessary, achieved by the use of cooling system with high severity (H>6). This project consists to compare 5160 steel samples submitted to intensive quench and convencional quenching and tempering. Residual stresses and dimensional distortion measurments will be done after heat treatment cycles.