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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You may recall that specific types of sulfa te-resistant Portland cements (Chapter
11) have been recommended for exposure to sulfuric acid. Unfortunately, such
materials were not available to earlier civilizations. Plastics are affected only ...
When a voltage is applied, a small current can flow against the high resistance,
and the heating prevents fogging. Bulk conductivity can be developed in glass by
adding substances such as iron oxide. This leads to conduction by electron ...
Rectification The conversion of alternating to direct current. Resistance R = E/ I,
where E is the voltage and J the current. The resistance of a conductor to the
passage of a current increases with length and decreases with increasing cross ...
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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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