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"The Flash® Bainite processing of 4130 steel demonstrates promise for applications needing a combination of high strength with good elongation, ductility, and toughness (e.g. armor and vehicle). The novel Flash® Bainite process for steels has the potential to reduce product cost and weight, while also enhancing mechanical performance."
G. Vigilante, M. Hespos, S. Bartolucci, “Evaluation of Flash Bainite in 4130 Steel”, ARDEC Technical Report of July 2011, Benet Laboratories, Picatinny Arsenal. (Approved for Public Release)
Adventures in the Physical Metallurgy of Steels was held in Cambridge, U.K. from 23 - 25 July 2013. It showcased some of the most exciting developments in steel metallurgy, and aimed to promote extensive discussion and dissemination of the presentations given. View “Flash Bainite Process” by Gary M Cola or “Flash Microstructure” by Dr Suresh Babu
- Flash® Bainite cited in Preface by Dr. Harry Bhadeshia “Adventures in the physical metallurgy of steels”, Materials Science and Technology 2014 VOL 30 NO 9, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
- Presentation: ”Flash Bainite Process”, Gary M. Cola;
- Presentation: “Flash Microstructure”, Dr Suresh Babu;
T. Lolla, “Understanding Microstructure Evolution in Rapid Thermal Processing of AISI 8620 Steel”, Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science in the Graduate School of The Ohio State University, 2009.
“A definitive examination of the Flash® Bainite process.”
B Hanhold, “Weldability Investigations of Advanced High Strength Steels Produced by Flash Processing”, Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science in the Graduate School of The Ohio State University, 2012.
“A definitive examination of Weldability for Flash® processed steel.”
T. Lolla, G. Cola, B. Narayanan, B. Alexandrov and S. S. Babu: ‘Development of rapid heating and cooling (flash processing) process to produce advanced high strength steel microstructures’, Materials Science and Technology, Volume 27, Issue 5 (May 2011), Pages 863–875.
B Hanhold, S S Babu, G Cola; “Investigation of heat affected zones softening in armor steels Part 1 – Phase transformation kinetics”, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Volume 18, Issue 3 (April 2013), pp 247-252.
B Hanhold, S S Babu, G Cola; “Investigation of heat affected zones softening in armor steels Part 2 – Mechanical and microstructure heterogeneity”, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Volume 18, Issue 3 (April 2013), pp 253-260.
T. Lolla, B. Alexandrov, S.S. Babu and G. Cola, “Towards understanding the microstructure development during flash heating and cooling of steels”, International Conference on processing and manufacturing of advanced materials - THERMEC’ 09, Berlin, Germany 2009.