Engineering materials and their applications
This edition of the classic text/reference book has been updated and revised to provide balanced coverage of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. The first five chapters assess the different structures of metals, ceramics and polymers and how stress and temperature affect them. Demonstrates how to optimize a material's structure by using equilibrium data (phase diagrams) and nonequilibrium conditions, especially precipitation hardening. Discusses the structures, characteristics and applications of the important materials in each field. Considers topics common to all materials—corrosion and oxidation, failure analysis, processing of electrical and magnetic materials, materials selection and specification. Contains special chapters on advanced and large volume engineering materials plus abundant examples and problems.
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(Sections 4.1 through 4.4) 4.2 [ES] Consider the typical engine-block alloy, which
is 16% Si, 84% Al. a. At what temperature will the first crystals of solid appear on
slow cooling the melt? b. At what temperature will the alloy be completely solid?
EXAMPLE 5.3 [EJ] We have now discussed two families of nonferrous alloys,
aluminum- and magnesium-based. What are the essential differences between
alloy compositions that might be used for a forging or a casting? ANSWER In
The copper alloys have great ductility in the pure metal and in the single-phase
alloys. The polyphase alloys may be age-hardened or strengthened with a
martensite reaction. The nickel and other alloys show similar qualities.
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The Problem of Materials Selection and Development
ceramics polymers 4 1 3 The structure of materials 5 1 4 Bonding
Metallic Structures The Unit Cell
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