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Successful Transition From Wrought Iron To Steel In Hot Work Processing With Mechanism Differences [#459]


Successful Transition From Wrought Iron To Steel In Hot Work Processing With Mechanism Differences [#459]

McQueen, Hugh (2010) Successful Transition From Wrought Iron To Steel In Hot Work Processing With Mechanism Differences [#459]. Materials Science Forum, 638-64 . pp. 3380-3387. ISSN 0255-5476

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The metallurgical revolution of increased supply and decreased cost followed three stages: 1) coke use in the blast furnace, 2) puddling process for wrought iron (WI) and 3) Bessemer or Siemens processes for steel. The second gave rise to the conversion from wooden (iron-reinforced) machines to iron machines such as railroad engines, ships and long-span bridges, all hot-riveted. The self-made mechanical engineers raised the precision, scale and speed of mechanical shaping technology; this was transferred from WI to ingot steel with little difficulty for the same products with increased strength. Accurately measured mechanical properties of WI and steel were related for the first time to microstructure and processing by David Kirkaldy to improve Clyde-built ships and to propel metallurgy from artisanal to science-based.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Item Type:Article
Authors:McQueen, Hugh
Journal or Publication:Materials Science Forum
Keywords:Blast furnaces - Furnaces - Iron - Mechanical properties - Metal refineries - Metallurgical coke - Metallurgical furnaces - Ship conversion - Ships - Steel metallurgy
ID Code:6819
Deposited On:01 Sep 2010 18:47
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:29


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