1st Edition

Introduction to Steels Processing, Properties, and Applications

By P.C. Angelo, B. Ravisankar Copyright 2019
    166 Pages
    by CRC Press

    166 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book briefly describes the structure, properties and applications of various grades of steel, primarily aimed at non-metallurgical students from other engineering streams. The book consists of nine chapters covering most of the important types of steels and their physical metallurgy, microstructure and engineering applications including iron-carbon diagram, heat treatment, surface hardening methods, effect of alloying, specific applications, selection of materials, case studies and so forth. The book also contains subjective and objective questions aimed at exam preparation.

    Key Features

    • Exclusive title aimed at introduction to steels for non-metallurgy audience

    • Includes microstructure, composition, and properties of all the most commonly used steels

    • Describes the heat treatments and the required alloying additions to process steel for the intended applications

    • Discusses effects of alloying elements on steel

    • Explores development of steels for specialized areas such as the automobile, aerospace, and nuclear industries

    1. Iron Carbon diagram. 2. Heat treatment of steels. 3. Surface hardening. 4. Plain carbon steels. 5. Effect of alloying elements in steel. 6. Low alloy steels. 7. High strength steels. 8. High alloy steels. 9. Selection of Materials. Questions. Index. Bibliography.


    P.C.Angelo, Ph D, is internationally renowned in the fields of Powder Metallurgy, Materials Characterisation for over 40 years. He has taught, researched and published extensively in the areas of optical emission spectroscopy, optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, electron probe microanalysis, scanning electron microscopy and scanning Auger microprobe. Dr Angelo began his career in 1962 as a scientist at the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, India, one of the laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Government of India, NewDelhi. After 35 years of service he retired from DRDO and joined PSG College of Technology in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and worked as Director, Metal Testing and Research Centre and as Professor and Dean for 20 years and retired in 2017. His books Powder Metallurgy: Science, Technology and Applications, Materials Characterisation and Non Ferrous Alloys have been well received as textbooks by numerous institutions. Presently, he is Visiting Professor at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Dr.B.Ravisankar, Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli has more than 25 years of Teaching cum Research experience. He has contributed a chapter on Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP) to the "Handbook of Mechanical Nanostructuring" published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co, Germany. He also published a book on Non Ferrous Alloys, Cengage publishers, New Delhi.