Publications: 2014 - 2017

B. Lynn Ferguson, Zhichao Li and Andrew Freborg, “Simulating the Manufacturing Process Chain,” 21st IFHTSE Conference, Munich, 2014.

Simulating the Manufacturing Process Chain (pdf)

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Zhichao Li, B. Lynn Ferguson, Robert Goldstein, John Jackowski, Valentin Nemkov, and Greg Fett, “Stress Generation in an Axle Shaft during Induction Hardening,” HTS-IFHTSE Conference, Orlando, 2014.

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B. Lynn Ferguson, Zhichao Li and Andrew Freborg, “Modeling Heat Treatment of 7075 Aluminum Components,” HTS-IFHTSE Conference, Orlando, 2014.

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B. Lynn Ferguson, Zhichao Li and Andrew M. Freborg, “Characterizing Water Quenching Systems with a Quench Probe,”  JMEP, 23(12), pp 4197-4201, 2014.

Characterizing Water Quenching Systems with a Quench Probe (pdf)

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Zhichao (Charlie) Li and B. Lynn Ferguson, “Enhanced Surface Residual Compression of Carburized Steel Parts Using Laser Peening Process with Preload,” MSEC Proceedings, Detroit, 2014.

Enhanced Surface Residual Compression of Carburized Steel Parts Using Laser Peening Process with Preload (pdf)

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Zhichao (Charlie) Li, “Heat Treatment Response of Steel Fatigue Sample During Vacuum Carburization and High Pressure Gas Quenching Process,” MSEC Proceedings, Charlotte, June, 2015.

Heat Treatment Response of Steel Fatigue Sample During Vacuum Carburization and High Pressure Gas Quenching Process (pdf)

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B. Lynn Ferguson, Justin Sims, Z. Charlie Li, Valentin Nemkov, Robert Goldstein and John Jackowski, “Effect of Steel Hardenability on Stress Formation in an Induction Hardened Axle Shaft,” HTS2015 Conference Proceedings, Detroit, ASM-HTS, October, 2015.

Effect of Steel Hardenability on Stress Formation in an Induction Hardened Axle Shaft (pdf)

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Zhichao (Charlie) Li, B. Lynn Ferguson, David Greif, Zlatko Kovacic, Simon Urbas, and Rok Kopun, “Coupling CFD and Oil Quench Hardening Analysis of Gear Component,” HTS2015 Conference Proceedings, Detroit, ASM-HTS, October, 2015.

Coupling CFD and Oil Quench Hardening Analysis of Gear Component (pdf)

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Arthur C. Reardon, Andrew Freborg, Z. Charlie Li and B. Lynn Ferguson, “Understanding Process Sensitivities in Press Quenching: An Integrated Approach,” HTS2015 Conference Proceedings, Detroit, ASM-HTS, October, 2015.

Understanding Process Sensitivities in Press Quenching: An Integrated Approach (pdf)

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Zhichao Li, Andrew M. Freborg, and B. Lynn Ferguson, “Press Quench Process Design for a Bevel Gear using Computer Modeling,” Proceedings of the 23rd IFHTSE Congress, Savannah, pp 78-87, 2016.

Press Quench Process Design for a Bevel Gear Using Computer Modeling (pdf)

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B. Lynn Ferguson, Andrew M. Freborg, and Zhichao Li, “Residual Stress and Bending Fatigue Strength in Carburized and Quench Hardened Pyrowear 53 Steel Gears,” Proceedings of the 23rd IFHTSE Congress, Savannah, pp 374-381, 2016.

Residual Stress and Bending Fatigue Strength in Carburized Quench Hardened P53 Steel Gears (pdf)

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A.M. Freborg, Z. Li, and B. L. Ferguson, “Using Heat Treatment Simulation to Characterize Sensitivity of Quench Hardening Response in Hot Mill Steel Work Rolls,” Proceedings of the 23rd IFHTSE Congress, Savannah, pp 428-433, 2016.

Using Heat Treat Simulation to Characterize Sensitivity of Quench Hardening Response in Hot Mill Steel Work Rolls (pdf)

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B. Chavdar, R. Goldstein, and B.L. Ferguson, “Hot Hydroforging of Lightweight Bimaterial Gears and Hollow Products,” Proceedings of the 23rd IFHTSE Congress, Savannah, 2016. 

Hot Hydroforging of Lightweight Bimaterial Gears and Hollow Products (pdf)

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Zhichao (Charlie) Li, Andrew Freborg, and Lynn Ferguson, "Effect of Preheat on Improving Benificial Surface Residual Stresses During Induction Hardening Process," MSEC 2016 Proceedings, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2016.

Effect of Preheat on Improving Beneficial Surface Residual Stresses During Induction Hardening Process (pdf)

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Arthur C. Reardon, Andrew Freborg, Zhichao (Charlie) Li, and Lynn Ferguson, "Investigating a Die Quench Cracking Problem in 52100 Steel Bearing Rings with Computer Simulation," MSEC 2016 Proceedings, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2016.

Investigating a Die Quench Cracking Problem in 52100 Steel Bearing Rings with Computer Simulation (pdf)

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Zhichao (Charlie) Li and B. Lynn Ferguson, “Induction Hardening Process with Preheat to Eliminate Cracking and Improve Quality of a Large Part with Various Wall Thickness,” MSEC Conference Proceedings, Los Angeles, June, 2017.

IH Process with Preheat to Eliminate Cracking and Improve Quality of Large Part With Various Wall Thickness (pdf)

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B. Lynn Ferguson, Zhichao Li, Justin Sims, and Tianyu Yu, “Vacuum Carburizing Steel Alloys Cobntaining Strong Carbide Formers,” HTS2017 Conference Proceedings, Columbus, OH, ASM-HTS, October, 2017.

Vacuum Carburizing Steel Alloys Containing Strong Carbide Formers (pdf)

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Zhichao (Charlie) Li, B. Lynn Ferguson, Justin Sims, and Tianyu Yu, “Sources of Distortion Study during Quench Hardening using Computer Modeling,” HTS2017 Conference Proceedings, Columbus, OH, ASM-HTS, October, 2017.

Sources of Distortion Study during Quench Hardening Using Computer Modeling (pdf)

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Justin Sims, T. Yu, Z. Li, and B. L. Ferguson, “Solving Critical Heat Treatment Challenges with Practical Process Modeling,” HTS2017 Conference Proceedings, Columbus, OH, ASM-HTS, October, 2017.

Solving Critical Heat Treatment Challenges with Practical Process Modeling (pdf)

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Zhichao (Charlie) Li and B. Lynn Ferguson, “Sensitivity Study of Press Quench Process and Concept of Tooling Design for Reduced Distortion by Modeling,” AGMA Conference Proceedings, Columbus, OH, ASM-HTS, October, 2017.

Sensitivity Study of Press Quench Process and Concept of Tooling Design for Reduced Distortion by Modeling (pdf)

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