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3rd Edition

Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys (Revised Reprint)

ISBN 9781420062106
Published February 10, 2009 by CRC Press
520 Pages 444 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Expanded and revised to cover developments in the field over the past 17 years, and now reprinted to correct errors in the prior printing, Phase Transformation in Metals and Alloys, Third Edition provides information and examples that better illustrate the engineering relevance of this topic. It supplies a comprehensive overview of specific types of phase transformations, supplemented by practical case studies of engineering alloys.

New in the Third Edition:

  • Computer-aided calculation of phase diagrams
  • Recent developments in metallic glasses
  • The Scheil method of calculating a CCT diagram from a TTT diagram
  • Expanded treatment of the nucleation and growth of polygonal ferrite and bainite
  • New case studies covering copper precipitation hardening of very low carbon bainitic steel and very fine carbide-free bainite
  • Detailed treatment of strain-induced martensite provides a theoretical background to transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steels

Unique Presentation Links Theory to Application
Adding new case studies, detailed examples, and exercises drawn from current applications, the third edition keeps the previous editions’ popular easy-to -follow style and excellent mix of basic and advanced information, making it ideal for those new to the field. The book’s unique presentation links basic understanding of theory with application in a gradually progressive yet exciting manner. Based on the author’s teaching notes, the book takes a pedagogical approach and provides examples for applications and problems that can be readily used for exercises.

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Table of Contents

Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams
Single-Component Systems
Binary Solutions
Equilibrium in Heterogeneous Systems
Binary Phase Diagrams
Influence of Interfaces on Equilibrium
Ternary Equilibrium
Additional Thermodynamic Relationships for Binary Solutions
Computation of Phase Diagrams
Kinetics of Phase Transformations
Further Readings
Atomic Mechanisms of Diffusion
Interstitial Diffusion
Substitutional Diffusion
Atomic Mobility
Tracer Diffusion in Binary Alloys
Diffusion in Ternary Alloys
High-Diffusivity Paths
Diffusion in Multiphase Binary Systems
Further Readings
Crystal Interfaces and Microstructure
Interfacial Free Energy
Solid=Vapor Interfaces
Boundaries in Single-Phase Solids
Interphase Interfaces in Solids
Interface Migration
Further Readings
Nucleation in Pure Metals
Growth of a Pure Solid
Alloy Solidification
Solidification of Ingots and Castings
Solidification of Fusion Welds
Solidification during Quenching from the Melt
Metallic Glasses
Case Studies of Some Practical Castings and Welds
Further Readings
Diffusional Transformations in Solids
Homogeneous Nucleation in Solids
Heterogeneous Nucleation
Precipitate Growth5
Overall Transformation Kinetics—TTT Diagrams
Precipitation in Age-Hardening Alloys
Precipitation of Ferrite from Austenite
Cellular Precipitation
Eutectoid Transformations
Massive Transformations
Ordering Transformations
Case Studies
Further Readings
Diffusionless Transformations
Characteristics of Diffusionless Transformations
Martensite Crystallography
Theories of Martensite Nucleation
Martensite Growth1
Premartensite Phenomena
Tempering of Ferrous Martensites
Case Studies
Further Readings
Solutions to Exercises Compiled by John C. Ion

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