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Light Alloys, 4e : From Traditional Alloys to Nanocrystals - Ian Polmear

Light Alloys, 4e

From Traditional Alloys to Nanocrystals

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2005
ISBN: 9780750663717
Number Of Pages: 421

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The definitive overview of the science and metallurgy of aluminum, magnesium, titanium and beryllium alloys, this is the only book available covering the background materials science, properties, manufacturing processes and applications of these key engineering metals in a single accessible volume. Use of these metals is now more widespread than ever, and they are routinely found in motor vehicles and aircraft. New material includes materials characteristics and applications; heat treatment properties; fabrication; microstructure/property relationships; new applications and processes.
*The definitive single volume overview
*New material on processing, characteristics and applications of these essential metals
*Covers the latest applications and processes in the auto and aero industries

Industry Reviews

"Like no other single volume, Light Alloys should satisfy students and professionals in learning the fundamentals of aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys from various perspectives."
-- Light Metal Age, February-March 2006

Review of the previous edition:
"The text (of the 3rd Edition) is written in simple and clear style making it easily readable ... I recommend it to aspiring and practicing engineers and scientists alike."
-- Materials Forum

Preface to the first editionp. vii
Preface to the second editionp. ix
Preface to the third editionp. xi
Preface to the fourth editionp. xii
The light metalsp. 1
General introductionp. 1
Production of aluminiump. 15
Production of magnesiump. 21
Production of titaniump. 24
Further readingp. 27
Physical metallurgy of aluminium alloysp. 29
Work hardening and annealingp. 32
Principles of age hardeningp. 43
Ageing processesp. 61
Corrosionp. 70
Mechanical behaviourp. 77
Further Readingp. 95
Wrought aluminium alloysp. 97
Production of wrought alloysp. 97
Designation of alloys and tempersp. 115
Non-heat-treatable alloysp. 128
Heat-treatable alloysp. 131
Joiningp. 160
Special productsp. 170
Further Readingp. 203
Cast aluminium alloysp. 205
Designation, temper and characteristics of cast aluminium alloysp. 207
Alloys based on the aluminium-silicon systemp. 216
Alloys based on the aluminium-copper systemp. 226
Aluminium-magnesium alloysp. 227
Aluminium-zinc-magnesium alloysp. 227
New casting processesp. 228
Joiningp. 234
Further readingp. 235
Magnesium alloysp. 237
Introduction to alloying behaviourp. 237
Melting and castingp. 250
Alloy designations and tempersp. 258
Zirconium-free casting alloysp. 259
Zirconium-containing casting alloysp. 273
Wrought magnesium alloysp. 282
Electrochemical aspectsp. 288
Fabrication of componentsp. 291
Trends in applications of magnesium alloysp. 292
Further readingp. 296
Titanium alloysp. 299
Introductionp. 299
[alpha]-alloysp. 305
[alpha]/[beta] alloysp. 317
[beta]-alloysp. 332
Fabricationp. 335
Titanium alloy castingsp. 347
Engineering performancep. 348
Applications of titanium alloysp. 354
Further readingp. 365
Novel materials and processing methodsp. 367
Compositesp. 367
Metallic Foamsp. 381
Rapid solidification processingp. 384
Quasicrystalsp. 392
Amorphous alloysp. 393
Mechanical alloyingp. 397
Physical vapour depositionp. 399
Nanophase alloysp. 400
Titanium aluminidesp. 404
Further readingp. 411
Appendixp. 413
Indexp. 415
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ISBN: 9780750663717
ISBN-10: 0750663715
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 421
Published: 1st December 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.71  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised