Publications: 2006 - 2011

B.L. Ferguson, Z. Li and A.M. Freborg, “Software Tool for Vacuum Carburization Process Set-Up”, Vacuum Carburizing & High Pressure Gas Quenching Conference, ASMI-HTS, Worcester, MA, September 2006. 

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A.M. Freborg, B.L. Ferguson, Z. Li, D.X. Schwam and B.J. Smith, “Engineered Heat Treatment for Stronger Aerospace Gears”, Gear Solutions, v4n40, pp 24-37, 50, July 2006. 

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Zhichao Li, Ramana V. Grandhi, and Raghavan Srinivasan, “Distortion Minimization During Gas Quenching Process,” Journal of Materials Processing Technology 172, pp 249-257, 2006 

Distortion Minimization During Gas Quenching Process (pdf)

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A.M. Freborg, B.L. Ferguson, Z. Li, D.X. Schwam, and B.J. Smith, "Bending Fatigue Strength Improvement of Carburized Aerospace Gears", American Helicopter Society 62nd Annual Forum, Phoenix, 2006. 

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B. Lynn Ferguson, Andrew M. Freborg and Zhichao Li, "Residual Stress and Heat Treatment – Process Design for Bending Fatigue Strength Improvement of Carburized Aerospace Gears”, Quenching and Control of Distortion,  Proceedings of the 5th International Conference and European Conference on Heat Treatment, eds. Johann Grosch, Jorg Kleff and Thomas Lubben, Berlin, Germany,  pp 95-104, 2007.

Residual Stress and Heat Treatment - Process Design for Bending Fatigue Strength Improvement of Carburized Aerospace Gears (pdf)

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Scott MacKenzie, Zhichao Li and B. Lynn Ferguson, “Effect of Quenchant Flow on the Distortion of Carburized Automotive Pinion Gears”, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference and European Conference on Heat Treatment, eds. Johann Grosch, Jorg Kleff and Thomas Lubben, Berlin, Germany,  pp 119-129, 2007.

Effect of Quenchant Flow on the Distortion of Carburized Automotive Pinion Gears (pdf)

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A.M. Freborg, Z. Li, and B.L. Ferguson, “Assesing Heat Treatment Distortion Sensitivity”, Proceedings of the 24th ASM-HTS Conference, Detroit, pp 115-125, 2007

Assessing Heat Treatment Distortion Sensitivity (pdf)

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Andrew Banka, Jeff Franklin, Zhichao Li, Blake L. Ferguson, and Michael Aronov, “Applying CFD to Characterize Gear Response during Intensive Quenching Process”, Proceedings of the 24th ASM-HTS Conference, Detroit, pp 147-155, 2007

Applying CFD to Characterize Gear Response during Intensive Quenching Process (pdf)

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B. Lynn Ferguson, Andrew M. Freborg, and Zhichao Li, “Improving Gear Performance by Intensive Quench”, Proceedings of the 24th ASM-HTS Conference, Detroit, pp 156-162, 2007

Improving Gear Performance by Intensive Quenching (pdf)

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Zhichao Li, Andrew M. Freborg, B. Lynn Ferguson,, “Effective Design of Heat Treat Processes Using Computer Simulations”, Proceedings of the 24th ASM-HTS Conference, Detroit, pp 205-213, 2007

Effective Design of Heat Treat Processes using Computer Simulations (pdf)

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Zhichao Li, Andrew Freborg and B. Lynn Ferguson, “Applications of Modeling to Heat Treat Processes”, Heat Treating Progress, 8(3), ASM International, pp 28-33, 2008.

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Andrew Banka, et al., “CFD and FEA Used to Improve The Quenching Process”, Heat Treating Progress, 8(5), ASM International, pp 50-56, 2008.

CFD and FEA Used to Improve the Quenching Process (pdf)

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B. Lynn Ferguson and Zhichao Li, “Using Simulation for Heat Treat Process Design: Matching the Quenching Process with Steel Grade and Product Geometry”, ICTPMCS-2010, 31 May – 2 June 2010, Shanghai, China.

Using Simulation for Heat Treat Process Design: Matching the Quenching Process with Steel Grade and Product Geometry (pdf)

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D. Scott MacKenzie, B. Lynn Ferguson, “Effect of Alloy on the Distortion of Oil Quenched Automotive Pinion Gears”, ICTPMCS-2010, 31 May – 2 June 2010, Shanghai, China.

Effect of Alloy on the Distortion of Oil Quenched Automotive Pinion Gears (pdf)

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LI Zhichao, FERGUSON B. Lynn, “Computer Modeling and Validations of Steel Gear Heat Treatment Processes Using Commercial Software DANTE”, J. Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (Sci.), 16(2), pp 152-156, 2011.

Computer Modeling and Validations of Steel Gear Heat Treatment Processes using Commercial Software DANTE (pdf)

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Zhichao (Charlie) Li, and B. Lynn Ferguson, “Controlling Gear Distortion and Residual Stresses during Induction Hardening”, presented at 2011 AGMA Technical Conference, Cincinnati, November, 2011.

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Zhichao Li and B. Lynn Ferguson, “Simulation of Gas Quenching of Steel Parts,” 3rd International Conference on Distortion Engineering 2011, Bremen, Germany.

Simulation of Gas Quenching of Steel Parts (pdf)

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Valery Rudnev, “Computer Modeling Helps Prevent Failures of Heat Treated Components”, Advanced Materials & Processes, pp 28-33, October, 2011.

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