2. Carbon and Alloy Steels

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. Bruce L. Bramfitt

Published Online: 8 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch2

Handbook of Materials Selection

Handbook of Materials Selection

How to Cite

Bramfitt, B. L. (2002) Carbon and Alloy Steels, in Handbook of Materials Selection (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. doi: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., Albany, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Homer Research Laboratories, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471359241

Online ISBN: 9780470172551



  • body- and face-centered-cubic;
  • eutectoid reaction;
  • iron–carbon diagram;
  • continuous-cooling transformation;
  • alloying elements in steel


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Steel Manufacture

  • Development of Steel Properties

  • Role of Alloying Elements in Steel

  • Heat Treatment of Steel

  • Classification and Specifications of Steels

  • Summary

  • Bibliography