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Analytical Characterization of Aluminum, Steel, and Superalloys

1st Edition

Edited by D. Scott MacKenzie, George E. Totten

CRC Press

768 pages | 891 B/W Illus.

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This one-of-a-kind reference examines conventional and advanced methodologies for the quantitative evaluation of properties and characterization of microstructures in metals. It presents methods for uncovering valuable information including precipitate mechanisms, kinetics, stability, crystallographic orientation, the effects of thermo-mechanical processing, and residual stress.

The editors of Analytical Characterization of Aluminum, Steel, and Superalloys enlist top industry researchers and practitioners from around the world to analyze the methodologies presented in their areas of expertise. Following traditional metallography methods, the book features an atlas of microstructures for aluminum, steel, and superalloys. The text also examines several material characterization methods rarely covered in other references, provides the framework for using advanced laboratory techniques, and discusses component failure identification methods and other measurements that are crucial to components manufacturing.

Enabling the evolution of stronger and more function-specific compositions, Analytical Characterization of Aluminum, Steel, and Superalloys offers engineers, researchers, and materials scientists an invaluable reference of many advanced laboratory techniques in the context of characterization and property evaluation methodologies for metals and alloys.


"The text does a nice job of detailing various experimental methods and providing examples of their application on commercial alloys…I recommend this reference for practicing engineers and scientists who require general overviews of common characterization techniques and illustrations of what information they can obtain from those techniques. I also recommend it for the outstanding atlas of microstructures provided for aluminum- and iron-based alloys…[which] will prove to be a valuable addition to any engineering laboratory."

- Mark L. Weaver, University of Alabama, in JOM Book Reviews, February 2006

Table of Contents

Preface; D.S. MacKenzie and G.E. Totten

Ferrous Metallography; G. Van der Voort

Atlas of Aluminum Microstructures; G. Van der Voort

Microstructure of Ferrous Alloys; G. Van der Voort

Atlas of Micrographs-Superalloys; F. Sjöberg and D.S. MacKenzie

Thermal Analysis of Aluminum Alloys; C. Garcia-Cordovilla and E. Louis

X-Ray Diffraction Analysis of the Microstructure of Precipitating Aluminum-Based Alloys; E.J. Mittemeijer

X-Ray Diffraction (Part II); L.B. Ber

Residual Stress Measurement; C.O. Ruud

Application of Transmission Electron Microscopy to Materials Problems; D.S. MacKenzie

Electron Backscatter Diffraction of Aluminum Alloys; D.P. Field and M. Kumar

Texture Measurement and Analysis; C. Noyan, H. Schaeben, and C.E. Murray

Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Aluminum and Ferrous Alloys and Their Surface Treatments; C.R. Clayton, G.P. Halada, and P. Gouma

Electron Momentum Spectroscopy; A. Kheifets, M. Vos, and E. Weigold

Positron Annihilation of Defects in Metals and Alloys; H.P. Leighly, Jr.

Atom Probe Characterization of Nanoscale Precipitates in Aluminum Alloys; K. Hono

Image Processing for Fault Detection in Aluminum Castings; D. Mery, D. Filbert. and T. Jaeger

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