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Study of the Impact of Quenching Process Parameters in High Dimension Rings of Steel AISI 4140

  • C. Márquez (a1) (a2), E. Martínez (a1) (a2), J. Cárdenas (a2), O. Saldívar (a2), J. Rodríguez (a2), F. Fernández (a2) and A. Pérez (a1)...

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Manufacturing of high dimension steel rings impose several technological challenges. The lack of understanding of the principles and practices of quenching can result in inadequate hardness, excessive distortion or scrapping of costly machined components. This paper presents the results of an analytical study of the parameters of the quenching operation, among them the fluid dynamics of the agitation in the quenching media. Velocity components of the fluid were measured using an anemometer inside the quenching tank. Uniformity of agitation is compared with a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. The CFD results revealed the impact of quench tank design, configuration and operation of impellers.

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Study of the Impact of Quenching Process Parameters in High Dimension Rings of Steel AISI 4140

  • C. Márquez (a1) (a2), E. Martínez (a1) (a2), J. Cárdenas (a2), O. Saldívar (a2), J. Rodríguez (a2), F. Fernández (a2) and A. Pérez (a1)...

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