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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Atomic percentage, silicon 20 40 60 80 i p i n i n i n r Fig. 4.3 Complete aluminum
-silicon phase diagram. (American Society lor Metals Handbook, 8th ed., vol. 8: "
Metallography, Structures, and Phase Diagrams," Metals Park, Ohio. 1973.) ...
Weight percentage, silicon Fig. 4.5 Microstructure of heat-treated 0.4 percent
silicon-aluminum alloys (slowly cooled from 550°C to the indicated temperature
and then quenched to room temperature). is recorded in a spectrograph.
Let us ask the question: What are the relative amounts of solid and liquid in the
alloy containing 97 percent aluminum and 3 percent silicon overall composition
when it is at equilibrium at 600°C? In other words, it is evident from the diagram ...
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