Latent heat of martensitic transformation in a medium-carbon low-alloy steel

Seok Jae Lee, Young Kook Lee

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The latent heat of non-equilibrium martensitic transformation in AISI 4340 steel was obtained from experiments to measure the heat transfer coefficient and numerical calculations-using the inverse method based on the finite-difference method-of heat transfer and martensitic transformation kinetics. The average and maximum increases in surface temperature of a cylindrical specimen during oil quenching due to the temperature-dependent latent heat were 43 and 83 °C, respectively, indicating the importance of martensite latent heat for accurate heat treatment simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1016-1019
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Core Research Center Program from MOST and KOSEF (R15-2006-022-01002-0)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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