On completion of this TLP you should:
- be able to interpret metallographic micrographs, recognising some common features of microstructure.
- be able to suggest a solidification or cooling route on a phase diagram for a given microstructure.
Before you start
It is useful to read the following TLPs:
- Optical microscopy and specimen preparation – explains how to mount samples and how to go about optical microscopy
- Phase diagrams and solidification – this TLP looks at how to construct phase diagrams and includes an introduction to their use.