|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.