The Jominy end quench test. Introduction: The Jominy end quench test is used to measure the hardenability of a steel, which is a measure of the capacity of the. 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 given set. 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.

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Structure of En 8 at the quenched end of Jominy bar.

The resultant microstructure is quite coarse, with reduced toughness and ductility. James Marrow University of Cambridge Content development: Slow quenching speeds are often chosen to reduce distortion and residual stress in components.

This method of increasing the hardenability is rarely used since substantial increases in hardenability require large austenite grain size, obtained through high austenitisation temperatures. 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.

The Rockwell test is commonly used in the USA. The solubility of the elements varies between the different phases, and the interface between the growing phase cannot move without diffusion of the slowly moving elements.

It is then carefully and quickly moved to the quenching machine and positioned above a water jet. Again, you have three steels.

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 given set of conditions.


The formatting page breaks, etc of the printed version is unpredictable and highly dependent on your browser. The round specimen is then ground flat along its length to a depth of 0. 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. Two specimens of a low alloy steel with 0. Click on the circled data points to see how the microstructure varies with distance from the quenched end.

Example Jominy end quench test data A plain carbon steel and an alloy steel were assessed using the Jominy end quench test. High hardenability allows slower quenches to be used e. Jominy end quench unit for testing the hardenability of steels. The retardation is due to the need for redistribution of the alloying elements during the diffusional phase transformation from austenite to ferrite and pearlite.

The Vickers test is most commonly used in the UK. Knowledge of the hardenability of steels is necessary in order to select the appropriate combination of alloy and heat treatment for components of different size, to minimise thermal stresses and distortion. This TLP considers the basic concepts of hardenability and the Jominy test.

For example, the cooling rate at a distance of 9. The cooling rate varies along the length of the sample from very rapid at the quenched end, to rates equivalent to air cooling at the other end.

The Jominy End Quench Test, ASTM A

This requires the addition of “gettering” elements such as aluminium ned titanium to react preferentially with the oxygen and nitrogen in the steel. 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 hardenability depends on the alloy composition of the steel, and can also be affected by prior processing, such as the austenitisation temperature. Take a sample from the furnace and place it on the Jominy test fixtures and observe the cooling pattern. Structure of En 24 at 10 cm position along Jominy bar, furthest from the quenched end. enf


The Jominy End Quench Test

For example, a steel of a high hardenability can transform to a high fraction of martensite to depths of several millimetres under relatively slow cooling, such as an oil quench, whereas a steel of low hardenability may only form a high fraction of martensite to a depth of less than a millimetre, even under rapid cooling such as a water quench. The Rockwell hardness of a metal can also be determined using a similar technique.

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

The Vickers hardness test uses a square pyramidal diamond indentor. The hardness number is usually denoted by HV20 for H ardness V ickers 20 kg, for example.

The hardness is measured at intervals from the quenched end. Please follow this link if you would like to provide a short review for this TLP. The austenite grain size can be affected by other stages in the processing of steel, and therefore the hardenability of a steel also depends on the previous stages employed in its production. A high hardenability is required for through hardening of large components.

Structure of En 8 at 5 cm position along Jominy bar. The nucleation of ferrite and pearlite occurs at heterogeneous nucleation sites such as the austenite grain boundaries.