4th Edition

Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after October 29, 2021
ISBN 9780367430344
October 29, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
720 Pages 547 B/W Illustrations

USD $69.95

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Book Description

Revised to reflect recent developments in the field, Phase Transformation in Metals and Alloys, Fourth Edition continues to be the most authoritative and approachable resource on the subject. It supplies a comprehensive overview of specific types of phase transformations, supplemented by practical case studies of engineering alloys. The book’s unique presentation links basic understanding of theory with application in a gradually progressive yet exciting manner. Based on the authors’ teaching notes, the text takes a pedagogical approach and provides examples for applications and problems that can be readily used for exercises.

New in the Fourth Edition:

  • New treatment of ternary phase diagrams, covering the concepts of orthoequilibrium and paraequilibrium
  • Advances in the computation of phase diagrams
  • Expanded treatment of eutectic solidification with practical examples
  • Discussion of bainite transformation updated to reflect current opinions
  • New case studies covering grain refiners in aluminium alloys, additive manufacturing, thin film growth, important aerospace Al-Li alloys, quenched and partitioned steels, and metastable austenitic stainless steels.
  • Each chapter now begins with a list of key concepts
  • Simpler illustrative exercises and references to specific exercises with relevance to real practical applications
  • References to scientific publications and suggestions for further reading updated to reflect experimental and computational advances in metallurgy
  • Unique presentation links theory to application with case studies, detailed examples, and exercises drawn from relevant applications

Aimed at students studying metallurgy and materials science and engineering, the Fourth Edition retains 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.

A new solutions manual and PowerPoint figure slides are available for adopting professors.

Table of Contents

Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams. Diffusion. Crystal Interfaces and Microstructure. Solidification. Diffusional Transformations in Solids. Diffusionless Transformations.

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David Porter studied materials science in Cambridge obtaining his Ph.D. in 1976. He subsequently moved to the University of Luleå, where he applied electron microscopy to materials research and taught courses on electron microscopy and phase transformations. He subsequently worked in the research and development departments of the Norwegian aluminum company Årdal og Sunndal Verk and the steel producers Rautaruukki in Finland, and Fundia Special Bar in Sweden. In 2011 he returned to academia as professor of physical metallurgy at the University of Oulu where he has been professor emeritus since 2019.