Industrial Applications Graduate Course
"Fundamental Physical Metallurgy of Structural Steels"
Developed by: Profs. J.D. Boyd, Queen's University
Kingston & J.D. Embury
This graduate level course in advanced steel physical metallurgy
covers topics related to the design, production and application
of sophisticated steel products.
The course will assume an undergraduate knowledge of phase transitions
and mechanical properties of steels at the level of texts by
Porter/Easterling and Dieter. The course provides a fundamental
basis for understanding structure-property relationships in a
wide range of steels. The first half of the course develops a
basic framework for understanding detailed microstructures, and
essential steps in the mathematical modelling of a variety of
phase transitions related to steels. The second half of the course
covers applications of this understanding to specific steel products
such as microalloyed steels, dual-phase steels, TRIP steels etc.
Initially offered during the fall session of 2002, this course
is available as an intensive short course by special arrangement.
1. The alloys of iron – fundamentals of phase
2. Components of iron – carbide and nitride bonding, crystallography
3. Fundamentals of mechanical properties.
4. Fracture processes in Steels.
5. Structure-property relations in plain C steels.
6. Grain size control and modeling of annealing processes.
7. Precipitation Reactions – microstructural aspects and
8. Microalloyed steels.
9. Dual-phase steels.
10. TRIP steels and derivatives.
11. Medium C steels and their heat treatment properties.
12. Ultra high strength steel
For further information
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24955