Titanium and Titanium Alloys: Fundamentals and Applications

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Christoph Leyens, Manfred Peters
Wiley, Sep 19, 2003 - Science - 513 pages
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This handbook is an excellent reference for materials scientists and engineers needing to gain more knowledge about these engineering materials. Following introductory chapters on the fundamental materials properties of titanium, readers will find comprehensive descriptions of the development, processing and properties of modern titanium alloys. There then follows detailed discussion of the applications of titanium and its alloys in aerospace, medicine, energy and automotive technology.

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Dr.-Ing. Christopher Leyens (1967) earned his Ph.D. from the RWTH Aachen, Germany. Having 1.5 years of research experience in the USA he is currently group leader light-metal composites at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), His current research interest is focused on the development of titanium matrix composites an on coatings for titanium- and nickel-base materials.

Dr.-Ing Manfred Peters (1950) graduated from Ruhr-University of Bochum with a Ph.D. on structure and properties of titanium alloys. After 2 years at Carnegie-Mellon University, USA, he joined DLR in 1982 where he presently is Deputy Director of the Institute of Materials Research. He has more than 30 years of research experience on light-metals and high temperature coatings.

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