Definition of Austenite

1. Noun. A solid solution of ferric carbide or carbon in iron; cools to form pearlite or martensite.

Terms within: Gamma Iron
Substance meronyms: Austenitic Steel
Generic synonyms: Primary Solid Solution, Solid Solution
Derivative terms: Austenitic



Definition of Austenite

1. Noun. (metallurgy) (alternative spelling of austenite) ¹

2. Noun. a fan or admirer of Jane Austen; someone who studies the works of Jane Austen. ¹

3. Noun. A solid solution or carbon or ferric carbide in iron that exists in steel at high temperatures ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Austenite

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Austenite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"In this transformation the various constituents merge as austenite. Just as the unhardened steels and white cast irons when cold are mechanical mixtures of ..."

2. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1918)
"Is it not a habit during the transformation of austenite, for the old ... If the ferrite collecting at the austenite grain boundaries in 0.7 per cent. ..."

3. The Metallography of Iron and Steel by Albert Sauveur (1912)
"Structure of Austenite. — When austenite and martensite occur in the same ... Some writers claim that martensite is sometimes colored less than austenite. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"Some of these individual grains of pearlite can be seen in Fig. 1 and more distinctly in Fig. 2. In the 0.7 per cent. C steel, just before the austenite ..."

5. Marine Engineers' Handbook by Frank W (Ed Sterling (1920)
"Austenite, a solid solution of carbon (or iron carbide) in iron, has a range of temperature and composition represented by area 4. ..."

6. Iron, Steel, and Other Alloys by Henry Marion Howe (1906)
"Part of the austenite and part of the graphite are associated as the eutectic, which as already pointed out is a mixture of graphite with saturated ..."

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