JMMCE  Vol.2 No.2 , March 2014
Fabrication of End Quenched Machine: Hardenability Evaluation
ABSTRACT
The Jominy end quench machine was designed, manufactured and tested. The manganese steel was developed. The as-cast manganese steels were quenched in water at different austenising temperatures and hardenability test was carried out on the samples cut at different distances from the quenched surface with the use of the manufactured Jominy end quench machine. The optical microscope was used to investigate the microstructure of the cut samples. Results revealed that the Jominy end quench machine worked effectively with short cycle time and improved water management system. The extremely rapid cooling prevents the decomposition of the chromium carbides. However, the hardness values of the samples decreased with increase in the distance from the quenched surface and the size of the chromium carbides increased with austentic temperatures which is responsible for reduction in the hardness values of the quenched samples at higher austentinic temperature. The manufactured Jominy end quench machine has advantages of improved water management system and short processing time over the existing ones.

Cite this paper
Yekinni, A. , Agunsoye, J. , Bello, S. , Awe, I. and Talabi, S. (2014) Fabrication of End Quenched Machine: Hardenability Evaluation. Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 2, 107-113. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2014.22014.
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