Heat treatment 700

Module code NHB 700
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

The emphasis is on the practice of the heat treatment of steels, covering the following topics: introduction and fundamental aspects of the  Fe-C  system; alloying elements; tempering of martensite; pearlite and bainite formation, hardenability; annealing, normalizing, hardening and tempering; stress relieving, use of CCT and TTT diagrams, HSLA steels, tool steels; stainless steels, heat treatment furnaces and their atmospheres, induction hardening, carburisation, nitriding, mechanical testing, non-destructive examination and heat treatment, hydrogen embrittlement, temper embrittlement, quantitative metallography for quality control, heat treatment for fracture toughness and heat treatment case studies.  The course is partly available on CD-ROM with up-to-date references to the latest literature.

Module credits 30.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 48 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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