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Title: Study on hardening mechanism in GH and PSHG based on classical nucleation theory

Authors: Xiaoliang Shi; Shichao Xiu; Xiuming Zhang

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, No. 11-3, Wenhua Road, Heping District, 110819, Shenyang, Liaoning, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, No. 11-3, Wenhua Road, Heping District, 110819, Shenyang, Liaoning, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, No. 11-3, Wenhua Road, Heping District, 110819, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Abstract: Grinding hardening (GH) is a common processing method and pre-stressed hardening grinding (PSHG) is presented combined with the advantages of grinding hardening and pre-stress grinding. In order to study their hardening and transformation mechanism, the paper carried on the GH and PSHG experiments. According to the results, the hardening mechanism in GH was reanalysed through the point of classical nucleation theory. And the coupling relationship of stress, temperature and microstructure in PSHG is studied as well. The study shows: the dislocation in the grinding area compensates the negative factors of cooling speed during GH, so the hardening effect is remarkable. In PSHG, the parent-phase-hardening and strain-inducing-phase-changing due to applying pre-stress have comprehensive effect on the martensitic phase transformation in the grinding process. The characteristic of microstructure in hardening layer can be controlled by applying different pre-stress in PSHG.

Keywords: grinding; hardening; martensite; pre-stress; classical nucleation theory; 40Cr.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAT.2017.086803

International Journal of Abrasive Technology, 2017 Vol.8 No.1, pp.55 - 67

Received: 25 Mar 2017
Accepted: 04 Jun 2017

Published online: 26 Sep 2017 *

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