Engineering Materials: Properties and Selection
For courses in Metallurgy and Materials Science.
Co-authored by Kenneth G. Budinski and Michael K. Budinski, his son, with over 50 years of combined industry experience in the field, this practical, understandable introduction to engineering materials theory and industry-standard selection practices provides students with the working knowledge to (1) make an informed selection of materials for engineering applications and (2) correctly specify materials on drawings and purchasing documents. Encompassing all significant material systems metals, ceramics, plastics, and composites this text incorporates the most up-to-date information on material usage and availability, addresses the increasingly global nature of the field, and reflects the suggestions of numerous adopters of previous editions.
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In previous discussions it was pointed out that metals can be strengthened by
alloying elements going into solution in a host metal. Carbon can go into solution
in iron just as sugar can dissolve in water. However, in metals this solution can ...
Solution concentration has a strong effect, but not always in the direction
perceived. As mentioned in our discussion of passivity of iron in nitric acid, dilute
solutions sometimes cause high corrosion rates and concentrated solutions low ...
Solution treatment is the first step in the age- hardening process. Its purpose is to
put the precipitating elements in solid solution. The water quench traps these
elements in solution. The water quench required in solution treatment may cause