High Quality Steel vs Surface Polymeric Layer Formed during Quenching

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The book pays the main attention to materials savings, increasing service life of machine components and tools, decreasing distortion, and environment improvement. All of these can be done by creating surface insulating layer which is formed automatically during quenching steel parts in water polymer solutions of inverse solubility. Uniform and intensive quenching of steel parts is achieved due to presence of insulating layer that drops the initial heat flux density below the critical value of qcr1. The austempering via cold liquid can be easily performed due to the self – regulated thermal process during quenching. The results of investigations can be used by students, engineers and scientists.


Nikolai Kobasko


Kobasko N.I. received his PhD from Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. He is an advisor for two companies and is an ASM Int. Fellow. Publishing more than 350 works, he received the Da Vinci Diamond Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to thermal science. He was Editor-in-Chief of the WSEAS HMTJ and is a member of Editorial Board for MPC.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Steel quality, Critical and initial heat fluxes, Insulating layer, Austempering via cold liquid, distortion, strength, Materials saving, green technologies

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SCIENCE / General