Investigation of internal stresses and microstructural evolution in quenched steel components by finite element analysis

Gur C., Tekkaya A., Ozturk T., Schuler W.

5th European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes and Applications (EUROMAT 97), Maastricht, Netherlands, 21 - 23 April 1997, pp.637-640 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Maastricht
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.637-640
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Optimal quench uniformity is essential for the minimization of the potential for cracking, distortion, residual stress. Computer simulation of quench processes provides valuable information to avoid quench cracking, to control distortion and to have optimal metallurgical and mechanical properties. In this study, internal and residual stress states together with microstructural evolution in quenched C60 steel cylinders are analyzed numerically. In the numerical analysis, finite element method is applied and both temperature gradients and phase transformations are considered.