JOMINY HARDENABILITY TEST. Objective. To study hardness as a function of quench rate and investigate the hardenability of steels. Introduction. PDF | The Jominy end-quench test is used to measure the hardenability of a steel , which is a measure of the capacity of the steel to harden in depth under a. The Jominy end-quench test is used to measure the hardenability of a steel, which is a measure of the capacity of the steel to harden in depth.

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Effects of alloying and microstructure Example Jominy end quench test data Heat flow simulation Quench test simulation Summary Questions Going further. It is not only necessary to understand the basic information provided from the Jominy test, but also to appreciate how the information obtained can be used to understand the effects of alloying in steels and the steel microstructure. This data can be presented using CCT C ontinuous C ooling T ransformation diagrams which are used to select steels to suit the component size and quenching media.

Slower cooling rates occur at the core of larger components, compared to the faster cooling rate at the surface.

Jominy End Quench Test

Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The test sample is quickly transferred to the test machine, where it is held vertically and sprayed with a controlled flow of water onto one end of the sample.


There are different scales for the Rockwell hardness test.

The hardness is measured at intervals from the quenched end. The data is shown as Vickers and Rockwell hardness. The farther away from the quenched end that the hardness extends, the higher the hardenability. The water jet is started and sprayed onto the bottom of the specimen until the specimen is cool. The hardness variation along the test surface is a result of microstructural variation which arises since the cooling rate decreases with distance from the quenched end. Ferrite and pearlite are formed where the cooling rate is slower.

However, the effect is too tesy be be commonly used for control of hardenability. The nucleation of ferrite and pearlite occurs at heterogeneous nucleation sites such as the austenite grain boundaries.

The Jominy End Quench Test, ASTM A

There are conversion charts between the hardness scales. Select the most appropriate steel to achieve the necessary levels of mechanical properties, residual stress and distortion in a 1mm diameter wood-working drill. The size of the time step is set to hradenability maximum allowed while ensuring numerical stability of the simulation. The indentor is either a conical diamond pyramid, or a hardened steel ball.


High hardness occurs where high volume fractions of martensite develop. The round specimen is then ground flat along its length to a depth of 0.

Steels with low hardenability may be used for smaller components, such as chisels and shears, or for surface hardened components such as gears. The Rockwell hardness of a metal can also be determined using a similar tst. It should not be confused with hardnesswhich is a measure of a sample’s resistance to indentation or scratching.

The most commonly used elements are Cr, Mo and Mn. The unit ojminy hardenability is length. Carbon controls the hardness of the martensite. Hradenability Vickers test is most commonly used in the UK.

If the fluid is agitated cooling occurs even more quickly. Three medium carbon steels 0. Boron has a very strong affinity for oxygen and nitrogen, with which it forms compounds. For example, the cooling rate at a distance of 9.

You have three steels.

This describes the ability of the steel to be hardened in depth by quenching. The furnace used to heat the steel into the austenite phase field.