1st Edition

Structural Intermetallics and Intermetallic Matrix Composites

By Rahul Mitra Copyright 2015
    324 Pages
    by CRC Press

    324 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.<

    Phase Equilibria and Structure. Methods of Processing. Mechanical Behavior. Oxidation Behavior. Alloy Development for Structural Applications. Silicides: Processing and Mechanical Behavior. Silicides: Oxidation Behavior. Aluminides: Processing and Mechanical Behavior. Aluminides: Oxidation Behavior. References.


    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.