Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram

 

This lesson teaches about the features of a phase diagram and how to read and use the iron-carbon phase diagram

Phase diagrams show the metallurgical phases present at different alloy compositions and temperatures.  They are commonly used to help understand the effects of composition and processing on the phases present in an alloy.  The iron-carbon phase diagram is used to understand the effects of composition and heat treating temperature on the phases present in carbon steel alloys.

What you will learn about the iron-carbon phase diagram

  • The features of the phase diagram
  • How to read the phase diagram

Prerequisite Lessons

We recommend that you take the lesson below prior to taking the Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram lesson

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