Metallurgy of Precipitation Strengthening

This online course teaches about the microscopic changes that take place in a precipitation strengthened alloy and their effects on the properties of the alloy. The effects of the different heat treating steps (solution treatment, quench, and aging) and heat treating process parameters (solution treatment temperature and time, quench rate, and aging temperature and time) on the alloy microstructure and the effects on alloy strength are discussed. The course is divided into five modules followed by a quiz.

What Will You Learn

By participating in this online course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the process steps for precipitation strengthening an alloy
  • List alloys that are precipitation strengthened
  • Explain why precipitation strengthens an alloy
  • Describe the microstructure and property changes that occur during the precipitation strengthening heat treatment process steps
  • List the critical process parameters for solution treatment, quenching, and aging
  • Relate the critical process parameters to alloy microstructure and the properties of precipitation strengthened alloys
  • List the tests used to evaluate whether a precipitation strengthened alloy has been properly heat treated

Course Information

COURSE LENGTH
2.00 Hours
ACCESS PERIOD
90 Days

Is This Course For You

This course is targeted to design, manufacturing, and quality engineers. It is suggested that, as a prerequisite, you have knowledge of the concepts covered in our Principles of Metallurgy online course.

 

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Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the two hour presentation
  • Course handbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Proof of Participation (Transcript)

Course Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (other operating systems and mobile platforms are not supported but may work)
  • Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 37, Google Chrome 42 (other browsers are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Phase diagrams
  • Precipitation strengthening heat treatment
  • Heat treatment details
  • Quality control and course review