Engineering Materials Science: Properties, Uses, Degradation and Remediation

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Horwood Pub., 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 577 pages
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Exhaustive, authoritative and comprehensive, using 160 statistical tables, this book addresses the fundamental structure of materials and remediation, and looks at the properties of water and water-induced degradation and deterioration, with chapters on moisture effects in buildings and materials, corrosion theory and metal protection. The authors explain the behaviour of materials in fires, fundamental fire resistance principles and techniques, calculation of flame temperatures, and the removal of heat by nitrogen and other combustion products. It addresses properties performance, degradation of masonry, plastics, adhesives, sealants, timber, glass and fibre composites, metals and alloy elements. Phase diagrams show cooling curves and structure for metals and alloys. Concrete technology is developed in relation to degradation, electro-potential mapping and cathodic protection of reinforced concrete. The book is fully updated to current British and European standards.

  • Addresses the fundamental structure of materials and remediation and looks at the properties of water and water-induced degradation and deterioration
  • Explains the behaviour of materials in fires, fundamental fire resistance principles and techniques, calculation of flame temperatures and the removal of heat
  • Fully updated to current British and European standards

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Hugh McArthur Corrosion Consultant to automotive and steel industries.

Duncan Spalding, De Montfort University, UK.

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