annealing n : hardening something by heat treatment [syn: tempering]
- In metallurgy, the process of heating solid metal to high
temperatures and cooling it slowly so that its particles arrange
into a defined lattice.
- Without annealing, the quality of our metal products will diminish.
process of melting solid metal
- Czech: žíhání
- German: Glühen
- Korean: 열처리
- Parthasarathy, S. and Chandrasekharan Rajendran, "A simulated annealing heuristic for scheduling to minimize mean weighted tardiness in a flowshop with mean weighted tardiness in a flowshop with sequence-dependent setup times of jobs—a case study". Production Planning & Control, 1997, vol 8, no. 5, page 476.
- present participle of anneal
Annealing may refer to:-
- Annealing (metallurgy), a heat treatment that alters the microstructure of a material causing changes in properties such as strength and hardness
- Annealing (glass), heating a piece of glass to remove stress
- Annealing (biology), DNA or RNA pairing by hydrogen bonds to a complementary sequence, forming a double-stranded polynucleotide
- Simulated annealing, a technique for searching for a solution in a space otherwise too large for "ordinary" search methods to yield results
- Information annealing or knowledge annealing, a network-based information system in which all users of the system are permitted to change the system at will
- Quantum annealing, a method for finding solutions to combinatorial optimisation problems and ground states of glassy systems using quantum fluctuations
- Full annealing, the annealing process of ferrous alloys.
annealing in French: Hybridation