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Structural Intermetallics and Intermetallic Matrix Composites

By Rahul Mitra

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324 pages | 75 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Fills a Prominent Gap in a Significant Area of Intermetallics

Presenting a comprehensive overview of structural intermetallics (the most important class of intermetallics), Structural Intermetallics and Intermetallic Matrix Composites is a reference written with the beginning student as well as the practicing professional in mind. Utilizing the author’s more than two decades of experience working on silicides and teaching a course on advanced materials, this text addresses the fundamental aspects related to structure, mechanical behavior, and the oxidation resistance of selected intermetallics and their composites. In addition to covering the structure and properties of selected intermetallics, the text places special emphasis on composite intermetallics and specifically focuses on select aluminides and silicides. It reviews existing literature on select structural silicides and aluminides, considers possible applications on the basis of the attractive properties of aluminides and silicides, and also factors in future directions of research. Fundamental aspects include thermodynamic principles, phase diagrams and crystal structures, processing methods, deformation and fracture mechanisms of ordered intermetallics, and oxidation behavior with mechanisms for protection against environmental degradation.

Comprising nine chapters, this text:

  • Explores the state-of-the-art accomplishments in this area
  • Considers further research related to the topic
  • Examines further innovations applying these materials

An up-to-date introduction to structural intermetallics, Structural Intermetallics and Intermetallic Matrix Composites helps readers grasp the complexities of the structure of intermetallics and their effect on various physical and mechanical properties. It also highlights the recent state of development in the field.

 

 

Table of Contents

Phase Equilibria and Structure

Introduction

Stability of Intermetallic Phases

Nomenclature of Crystal Structures

Crystal Structures and Phase Diagrams of Silicides

Crystal Structure and Phase Diagram of Aluminides

Summary

References

Methods of Processing

Introduction

Ingot Metallurgy Processing

Powder Metallurgy Processing

Homogenization and Thermomechanical Processing

Summary

References

Mechanical Behavior

Introduction

Dislocations in Intermetallics

Twinning and Displacive Transformation

Tensile and Compressive Deformation Behavior

Creep and Superplasticity

Fracture Behavior

Summary

References

Oxidation Behavior

Introduction

Mechanism of Oxidation and Oxidation Protection

Conditions of Exposure at High Temperatures

Stresses in the Oxide Scale

Pest Disintegration

Summary

References

Alloy Development for Structural Applications

Introduction

Development Strategy

Applications: Current and Futuristic

Summary

References

Silicides: Processing and Mechanical Behavior

Introduction

Crystal Structure–Related Properties

Processing

Mechanical Behavior

Summary

References

Silicides: Oxidation Behavior

Introduction

Oxidation Behavior of Molybdenum Silicides

Oxidation Behavior of Niobium Silicides

Oxidation Behavior of WSi2

Oxidation Behavior of Ti5Si3

Oxidation Behavior of Chromium Silicides

Summary

References

Aluminides: Processing and Mechanical Behavior

Introduction

Processing

Nickel Aluminides

Titanium Aluminides

Iron Aluminides

Summary

References

Aluminides: Oxidation Behavior

Introduction

Nickel Aluminides

Titanium Aluminides

Iron Aluminides

Summary

References

About the Author

Rahul Mitra, is professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to that, he was a scientist at the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad. His research focuses primarily on processing as well as structure-property relations of silicide based intermetallic alloys, and metal and ceramic matrix composites for high temperature applications. Mitra received a B.Tech (Hons.) in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1988 and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA in 1992. He has authored or co-authored 110 publications in peer reviewed journals.

About the Series

IIT Kharagpur Research Monograph Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC023000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Metallurgy