Continuous cooling transformation
A continuous cooling transformation (CCT) phase diagram is often used when heat treating steel. These diagrams are used to represent which types of phase changes will occur if a material at it is cooled at different rates. These diagrams are often more useful than time-temperature-transformation diagrams because it is more convenient to cool materials at a certain rate than to cool quickly and hold at a certain temperature.
- ^ Transformation diagrams (CCT & TTT), http://www.matter.org.uk/steelmatter/metallurgy/7_1_2.html, retrieved 2008-04-17 .
- Isothermal transformation
- Phase diagram
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