Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, Third Edition (Revised Reprint)

3rd Edition

By David A. Porter, Kenneth E. Easterling, Mohamed Sherif

© 2011 – CRC Press

520 pages | 444 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2009-02-10
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About the Book

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.

PowerPoint© illustrations available with qualifying course adoptions

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics