Residual Stress Induced by Nitriding and Nitrocarburizing

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    The present chapter is devoted to the various mechanisms involved in the buildup and relief of residual stress in nitrided and nitrocarburized cases. The work presented is an overview of model studies on iron and iron-based alloys. Subdivision is made between the compound (or white) layer, developing at the surfce and consisting of iron-based (carbo)nitrides, and the diffusion zone underneath, consisting of iron and alloying element nitrides dispersed in af ferritic matrix. Microstructural features are related directly to the origins of stress buildup and stres relief.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook on Residual Stress
    EditorsJian Lu
    Publication date2005
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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