Quench Factor Characterization of Steel Hardening: A Review
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Automation
A quench factor, Q, has been derived that quantifies the overall severity of the steel hardening process—quench severity by interrelating steel hardenability with quenching variables including: the specific quenchant being used, agitation, bath temperature, etc. In this analysis, quench severity is quantified by a so-called “quench factor” (Q) that is a single numerical value that effectively indicates the extent to which a given steel can be hardened. This article provides a description of the concept and an overall review of applications where it has been successfully applied.
Rosa Lucia Simencio Otero, Walker Roberto Otero, George Edward Totten, and Lauralice C.F. Canale. Quench Factor Characterization of Steel Hardening: A Review. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Automation. Volume 1, Number 3, 2014, pp. 119-128.