3rd Edition

Bainite in Steels Theory and Practice, Third Edition

By H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia Copyright 2015

    This is the third edition of the book, much expanded to include and incorporate important developments in the subject over the last fifteen years. The book represents a comprehensive treatise on all aspects of the bainite transformation, from the choreography of atoms during the phase change to length scales that are typical of engineering applications. The alloy design that emerges from this explains the role of solute additions, and the pernicious effects of impurities such as hydrogen. The picture presented is self-consistent and therefore is able to guide the reader on the exploitation of theory to the design of some of the most exciting steels, including the world’s first bulk nanostructured metal.





    1 Introduction

    2 Bainitic Ferrite

    3 Carbide Precipitation

    4 Tempering of Bainite

    5 Thermodynamics

    6 Kinetics

    7 Upper and Lower Bainite

    8 Stress and Strain Effects

    9 From Bainite to Austenite

    10 Acicular Ferrite

    11 Other Morphologies of Bainite

    12 Mechanical Properties

    13 Modern Bainitic Steels

    14 Nanostructured Bainite

    15 Other Aspects

    16 The Transformations in Steel





    Sir Harshad K.D.H. Bhadeshia, FREng, FRS, FNAE, is the Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. After earning his PhD from the University of Cambrdige, he worked as a Science Research Council Research Fellow until 1981 and has been part of the academic staff at the University of Cambridge since then. He is the author of more than 500 published papers in the field of metallurgy and several books. In 2006, he was awarded the Bessemer Gold Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining for "outstanding services to the Steel Industry." In November 2008, he became the first Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy and he established and took the lead of the new SKF University Technology Centre in May 2009 between SKF and the University of Cambridge to conduct research in the field of the physical metallurgy of bearing steels.