So I have an equilibrium phase diagram of steel and I am asked to 'Calculate the proportion of pearlite in the microstructure of 0.4 wt% C steel just below the eutectoid temperature (727 °C).'
I have been using the forumlas
$Ca=weight$% of (Carbon in this example) at the first intersection point on the eutectoid line.
$Cb=weight$% of (Carbon in this example) at the second intersection point on the eutectoid line or the bottom of the 'V'. I don't know how to explain any better sorry.
So looking at my diagram, I see that $Ca=0.022wt$% Carbon and $Cb=0.76wt$% Carbon, and $Co$ is just 0.4%.
This is where I am confused. What exactly is Wa? Is that how much ferrite/austenite/cementite that is in the pearlite then? Or how much pearlite is at that point compared to ferrite? And in any case, what does that mean Wb is?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks