The Jominy end-quench test is used to measure the hardenability of a steel, which is a measure of the capacity of the steel to harden in depth. Jominy Test and Hardness Depth. Thanks to Walter Jominy (the Chief Metallurgist of Chrysler Corporation sometime before the war), there is a simple but. The Jominy end quench test is used to measure the hardenability of a steel, which is a measure of the capacity of the steel to harden in depth under a given set.

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The hardness of the samples was measured as a function of the distance from the quenched end to demonstrate the different hardenability of the two steels. Assume that a steel bar with a certain diameter is cooled completely in a medium as shown.

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The bar is divided into kominy equal length elements, and, at each time step of the simulation, for each element, a new temperature, resulting from heat transfer at either end, is calculated. Modern materials and manufacturing processes.

It is not only necessary to understand the basic information provided from the Jominy test, but also to appreciate how the information obtained can be used to understand the effects of alloying in steels and the steel microstructure. Select the plot of hardness variation along the test specimen that best describes their behaviour. This method of increasing the hardenability is rarely used since substantial increases in hardenability require large austenite grain size, obtained through high austenitisation temperatures.

The resultant microstructure is quite jokiny, with reduced toughness and ductility. Look at both the microstructures at high magnification, and try to observe the relationship between the volume fraction of martensite and the hardness of the steel.


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High carbon steels are prone to distortion and cracking during heat treatment, and can be difficult to machine in the annealed condition before heat treatment. The hardness number is usually denoted by HV20 for H ardness V ickers 20 kg, for example.

Jominy Test and Hardness Depth. The data is shown as Vickers and Rockwell hardness. Steels with high hardenability are needed for large high strength components, such as large extruder screws for injection moulding of polymers, pistons for rock breakers, mine shaft supports, aircraft undercarriages, and also for small high precision components such as die-casting moulds, drills and presses for stamping coins.

Take a sample from the furnace and place it on the Jominy test fixtures and observe the cooling pattern. The Jominy end-quench test was invented by Walter E. Select the most appropriate steel to achieve the necessary levels of mechanical properties, residual stress and distortion in a 1mm diameter wood-working drill.

Data from the Jominy end quench test can be used to determine whether a particular steel can be sufficiently hardened in different quenching media, for different section diameters. The most commonly used elements are Cr, Mo and Mn. You do the experiments. The Rockwell hardness of a metal can also be determined using a similar technique. This data can be presented using CCT C ontinuous C ooling T ransformation diagrams which are used to select steels to suit the component size and quenching media.

The Rockwell hardness test measures a number which depends on the difference in the depth of an indentation made by two loads, a minor load followed by a tsst load. If the fluid is agitated cooling occurs even more quickly.


Boron has a very strong affinity for oxygen and nitrogen, with which it forms compounds. Just take a standard size sample Now add some CrVMnNior Mo or some other suitable elementsand if you do everything right, you may obtain tes blue curves – steels with good hardenability and a much larger hardening depth. When gest hot steel work-piece is quenchedthe area in contact with the water immediately cools and its temperature equilibrates with the quenching medium.


It is typically used with lower carbon steels. The proportions of the phases at any position depends on the cooling rate, with more martensite formed where the cooling rate is fastest. The main alloying elements which affect hardenability are carbon, boron and a group of elements including Cr, Mn, Mo, Si and Ni. Example Jominy end quench test data A plain carbon steel and an alloy steel were assessed using the Jominy end quench test.

A jet of water emerges from the cone at the bottom, to touch the lower end of the sample. Hardenability therefore describes the capacity of the steel to harden in depth under a given set of conditions. There are different scales for the Rockwell hardness test. This TLP considers the basic concepts teet hardenability and the Jominy test.

Structure of En 24 at 5 cm position along Jominy bar. The Vickers hardness test uses a square pyramidal diamond indentor.