MANUAL Published: 2005

Steel Forgings: Design, Production, Selection, Testing, and Application

Author(s): ["Edward G. Nisbett"]

Manual 53 is a comprehensive, in-depth publication that covers the full range and scope of steel forgings. Twenty-two comprehensive chapters discuss:

• Background information on the classification of forgings according to the method of manufacture:

• Importance of steel production methods in establishing the expected properties:

• A critical review of over 60 ASTM forging standards covering applications as diverse as railroad and power generation equipment, pressure vessel components, and a wide range of general industrial equipment

• The effect of various types of forging operations relative to soundness and application

• Specialized nondestructive testing methods developed for forgings

• Economic and quality factors regarding the choice between forgings and other steel product forms

• Special considerations in the heat treatment of forgings

• Pros and cons of the timing of machining and the effect of test specimen location on the anticipated mechanical properties of the forging

• Surface treatments for enhancing forging performance and life

• Forging flaws and examples of service problems

Manual 53 is both a practical and vital resource for design engineers; purchasing managers; manufacturers of pressure vessels, turbines, and generators; metallurgical engineers; university professors, and lawyers.

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Developed by Committee: A01
Pages: 132
DOI: 10.1520/MNL53-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4560-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3369-3