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Metallurgy for the non-metallurgist
Chandler, Harry.
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Materials Park, OH : ASM Int'l., [1998]

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vii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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Technicains, laboratory personnel, designers, purchasers and salespeople agree - if you work for a metals-related company, you need this basic reference for the non-metallurgist! ItAs written for beginners as wel as those who need to refresh their understanding of a particular topic. Well-illustrated and indexed, the book makes technical subjects easy to understand and provides a complete glossary of metallurgical terms. Coverage of basic information on metallurgical and general engineering makes this a superb textbook. Contents: History of Alloy Development Atom Behavior in Alloys Steels and Cast Irons Nonferrous Metals and Alloys Heat Treatment of Steel Heat Treatment of Nonferrous Alloys Hot and Cold Working Fabricability Material Selection Service Failures Corrosion Quest for Quality 20th Century Metallurgical Progress Glossary.

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Chandler writes in a narrative style and emphasizes the use of the properties of metals. He discusses ferrous metals, representative properties and uses of nonferrous metals, heat treating, fabrication, failure modes, types of corrosion, and hot and cold working. A wide variety of subjects are included, represented in the 23-page index. There is a 37-page glossary as well as a summary of events from 1910 to 1990, showing the influence of metals on history. This book will interest those readers dealing with metals who want to know more about the processes that influence their properties. A less theoretical, more hands-on approach can be found in John Neely's Practical Metallurgy and Materials of Industry (2nd ed., 1984; 4th ed., 1994). Suitable for lower-division undergraduates, professionals, and two-year technical program students. J. P. Neville; emeritus, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Accidental Birth of a No-Name Alloyp. 1
Some Definitionsp. 2
The Status of Metallurgy at the Turn of the Century (1900)p. 3
Four Turning Points in Technologyp. 3
The Foundation Was in Placep. 6
Early Work on Tool Steelsp. 6
A Cross Section of Developments: 1900 to 1910p. 7
The Age of Innovationp. 8
The Age of Abundancep. 8
The Metallurgist-Innovatorp. 9
Looking Ahead to Chapters 2 and 3p. 10
Chapter 2 Dr. Wilm's Mystery: What Happened?p. 11
Profile of the Atomp. 11
Like Atoms in Groupsp. 12
Next Size Up: Grains and Grain Boundariesp. 13
Behavior of Atomsp. 13
Upgrading Pure Metals and Alloysp. 21
Upgrading a "Pure" Metal: 1060 Aluminump. 24
Overview of Precipitation Hardening Treatmentsp. 24
Artificial Aging of Alloy 7075p. 25
Natural Aging of Alloy 2017 (Duralumin)p. 25
To Dr. Wilm: Solute Atoms Did Itp. 25
Chapter 3 Steels and Cast Irons: The Why of Where They Are Usedp. 27
A Closer Look at Propertiesp. 30
Profile of Steelp. 31
Mechanical Properties of Steelp. 32
Physical Properties of Steelp. 41
Steel Mill Productsp. 44
Profile of Cast Ironsp. 45
Wear Resistance of Irons and Steelsp. 49
Producing Castings from Iron and Steelp. 51
Chapter 4 Nonferrous Metals and Alloys: The Why Behind Where They Are Usedp. 55
Aluminum (Al)p. 55
Beryllium (Be)p. 55
Bismuth (Bi)p. 56
Cobalt (Co)p. 56
Copper (Cu)p. 56
Gallium (Ga)p. 57
Germanium (Ge)p. 57
Hafnium (Hf)p. 57
Indium (In)p. 57
Lead (Pb)p. 58
Magnesium (Mg)p. 59
Manganese (Ma)p. 59
Nickel (Ni)p. 59
Precious Metalsp. 60
Rare Earth Metalsp. 62
Refractory Metalsp. 63
Superalloysp. 64
Tin (Sn)p. 64
Titanium (Ti)p. 65
Uranium (U)p. 66
Vanadium (V)p. 67
Zinc (Zn)p. 67
Zirconium (Zr)p. 67
Aluminum and Its Alloysp. 68
Copper and Its Alloysp. 71
Lead and Its Alloysp. 74
Magnesium and Its Alloysp. 77
Titanium and Its Alloysp. 79
Tin and Its Alloysp. 79
Zinc and Its Alloysp. 82
Chapter 5 Heat Treatment of Steelp. 83
Some of the Basicsp. 83
Heat Treating Equipmentp. 93
Chapter 6 Tailoring the Properties of Nonferrous Alloysp. 101
Precipitation Hardeningp. 102
Heat Treating of Aluminum Alloysp. 104
Heat Treating of Beryllium-Copper Alloysp. 105
Heat Treating of Nickel-Base Superalloysp. 108
Heat Treating of Copper-Zinc Alloysp. 110
Heat Treating of Titanium-Base Alloysp. 111
Chapter 7 Hot Working and Cold Working of Ferrous and Nonferrous Metalsp. 113
Hot Working Technologyp. 113
Hot Extrusion Technologyp. 115
Cold Forming Technologyp. 119
Chapter 8 Fabricability of Materials: A Key Factor in Selectionp. 131
Fabrication Properties of Ferrous Alloysp. 131
Fabrication Properties of Nonferrous Metals and Alloysp. 134
Joining Processes: Welding, Brazing, and Solderingp. 135
Chapter 9 The Material Selection Processp. 151
The Materials Battlep. 152
Selection Factorsp. 152
Standards and Specificationsp. 160
Chapter 10 Failure of Metals under Service Conditionsp. 163
Rupture, Wear, and Temperature Effectsp. 163
Brittle Fracturep. 163
Ductile Fracturep. 167
Fatigue Fracturep. 167
The Many Faces of Wearp. 169
Temperature-Induced Failuresp. 178
Chapter 11 Coping with Corrosionp. 183
Galvanic Corrosionp. 184
Uniform Corrosionp. 185
Crevice Corrosionp. 186
Stress-Corrosion Crackingp. 189
Corrosion Fatiguep. 191
Selective Leachingp. 192
Chapter 12 Quest for Qualityp. 195
A Potpourri of Variabilityp. 195
Overview of Testing and Inspection Technologyp. 197
Mechanical Testingp. 198
Nondestructive Testingp. 203
Metallographic Examinationp. 207
Chapter 13 Progress by the Decadep. 211
1910-1920p. 211
1920-1930p. 212
1930-1940p. 213
1940-1950p. 214
1950-1960p. 215
1960-1970p. 215
1970-1980p. 216
1980-1990p. 217
Glossaryp. 219
Bibliographyp. 259
Indexp. 261