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2011 HTS/Bodycote Best Paper in Heat Treating Award

Congratulations to Yingying Wei who received the 2011 HTS/Bodycote Best Paper Award for her paper titled “Intelligent Heat Treating: Simulation of Carburization Process”. The award has been presented by Dan McCurdy, president of Automotive and Commercial Heat Treat at Bodycote, at the HTS General Membership Meeting on Nov. 1, 2011, during the HTS Conference and Exposition in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The ASM Heat Treating Society established the Best Paper in Heat Treating Award in 1997 to recognize a paper that represents advancement in heat-treating technology, promotes heat treating in some substantial way or represents a clear advancement in managing the business of heat treating.

Abstract: Heat treaters need an effective simulation tool to predict the carburization performance of a variety of steels. The tool is needed not only to predict the carbon profile but also to optimize the process in term of the cycle time and the cost. CarbTool© has been developed to meet these needs for gas and vacuum carburization. In this paper, CarbTool© predictions were compared with industrial experimental results of four types of steels, heat treated by both gas and vacuum carburizing processes. Based on the excellent agreement of model predictions and experimental results, CarbTool© may be used to predict the carbon concentration profile for a variety of alloys in both gas and vacuum carburizing processes.

November 11, 2011

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