Carbon content in eutectoid steel

Q.  Eutectoid steel contains _____
- Published on 11 Sep 15

a. 0.4 % Carbon
b. 0.8 % Carbon
c. 1.2 % Carbon
d. 2.2 % Carbon

ANSWER: 0.8 % Carbon


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 21 Nov 15
    - Eutectoid steel contains 0.8 % Carbon.

    - Steel having less amount of carbon is called as hypo-eutectoid steel. It also contains free ferrite in addition to pearlite.

    - Steel having high amount of carbon are called as hyper-eutectoid steel. It contains free cementite.

    - The eutectoid carbon content is lowered if elements such as nickel, chromium are present.

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