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1st Edition

Analytical Characterization of Aluminum, Steel, and Superalloys

ISBN 9780824758431
Published October 10, 2005 by CRC Press
768 Pages 891 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Preface. Ferrous Metallography. Atlas of Aluminum Microstructures. Microstructure of Ferrous Alloys. Atlas of Micrographs-Superalloys. Thermal Analysis of Aluminum Alloys. X-Ray Diffraction Analysis of the Microstructure of Precipitating Aluminum-Based Alloys. X-Ray Diffraction (Part II). Residual Stress Measurement. Application of Transmission Electron Microscopy to Materials Problems. Electron Backscatter Diffraction of Aluminum Alloys. Texture Measurement and Analysis. Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Aluminum and Ferrous Alloys and Their Surface Treatments. Electron Momentum Spectroscopy. Positron Annihilation of Defects in Metals and Alloys. Atom Probe Characterization of Nanoscale Precipitates in Aluminum Alloys. Image Processing for Fault Detection in Aluminum Castings.

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"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