Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, Second Edition

Front Cover
Arthur C. Reardon
ASM International, 2011 - Alloys - 513 pages
0 Reviews
From a commercial standpoint, there are over 100,000 materials available today to select among for engineering applications, and due to continuing development of new alloys and new classes of engineering materials, the list continues to grow. The judicious selection of one material among this vast array of choices for a specific application requires an in-depth understanding of the properties and characteristics of the various classes of materials. Yet the number of formally trained metallurgy experts employed in industry has steadily declined over the course of the last few decades, leaving industry to rely on those who possess only a peripheral knowledge of the subject to do the work. This can lead to a number of potential problems with serious consequences. Some of these issues include: Lack of understanding between the relationship between parameters involved in the processing of metallic materials and their effects on the resulting material properties; The relationship between alloying elements and their effects on the properties of the materials in which they are used; The forensic analysis of components that failed in service or that do not meet the requirements of the relevant material standards and specifications; Quality assurance issues associated with the testing and manufacture of parts, components, and assemblies; Uncertainity in the relevant parameters associated with the proper selection of materials for a given application; and the general process for assessing and understanding the relevant aspects of extractive, physical, and mechanical metallurgy. This book is written for those who require a working knowledge of metallurgy. It serves both as an introductory text for those who have not been formally trained in the discipline of metallurgy, and also as a reference for those who are familiar with the field but need to reacquaint themselves with the subject. -- from Preface.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter 1 The Accidental Birth of a NoName Alloy
1
Chapter 2 Structure of Metals and Alloys
13
Chapter 3 Mechanical Properties and Strengthening Mechanisms
49
Chapt 4 Discovering MetalsA Historical Overview
73
Chapter 5 Modern Alloy Production
85
Chapter 6 Fabrication and Finishing of Metal Products
117
Chapter 7 Testing and Inspection of MetalsThe Quest for Quality
149
Chapter 8 Steel Products and Properties
175
Chapter 13 Nonferrous MetalsA Variety of Possibilities
315
Chapter 14 Heat Treatment of Nonferrous Alloys
333
Chapter 15 Coping with Corrosion
369
Chapter 16 The Durability of Metals and Alloys
385
Chapter 17 The Materials Selection Process
407
Appendix 1 Glossary
429
Appendix 2 Universal Constants and Conversion Factors
463
Appendix 3 Steel Hardness Conversions
465

Chapter 9 Heat Treatment of Steel
197
Chapter 10 Cast Irons
247
Chapter 11 Tool Steels and HighSpeed Steels
273
Chapter 12 Stainless Steels
291
Appendix Physical Properties of Metals and the Periodic Table
469
Index
473
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information