Physical Metallurgy Handbook (Mcgraw-Hill Handbooks)

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9780070579866: Physical Metallurgy Handbook (Mcgraw-Hill Handbooks)

This is the most comprehensive single-source guide to the production of metals and minerals ever published. Despite the advent of "high-tech" materials such as polymers, advanced ceramics, and graphite and boron fibre, the age of metals is far from over. The development of new alloys continues to be driven by the need for better, cheaper, more versatile engineering materials. "Physical Metallurgy Handbook" is directed toward understanding metallic materials and their properties. The handbook looks at the mechanisms associated with basic phenomena in metals and alloys as well as the various manufacturing processes that are employed when working with these materials.

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“A wealth of information about the theory and practice of metallurgical engineering … very good for practicing engineers.”-–Dr. Charles Allen, Argonne National Laboratory

“A valuable source book.”-- Dr. Charles R. Brooks, University of Tennessee Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

“The author’s credentials are outstanding.”-- Charles A. Harper, President, Technology Seminars, Inc.

Packed with useful information on all aspects of physical metallurgy from fundamentals to fine points of processing and material selection, expert Anil Kumar Sinha’s Physical Metallurgy Handbook brings you:

* Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of physical metallurgy
* Cutting-edge guidance on properties, forms, and applications of ferrous and nonferrous materials
* In-depth information on advantages and disadvantages of materials and processes in various applications
* Solutions for heat treatment, powder metallurgy, sintering, and other processing issues
* Dozens of quick-answer charts, graphs, and tables
* 850 illustrations
* Complete introduction to the fundamentals of physical metallurgy
* A time-saving resource for on-target, on-the-job answers for years to come

About the Author:

Anil Kumar Sinha, Ph.D., M. Tech., is a former professor of metallurgical engineering at Notre Dame University, Cornell University, and the University of Wisconsin. He also worked at Bohn Engine & Foundry as Senior Metallurgist, then Chief Metallurgist. Currently an international consultant in metallurgical engineering, he is the author of an earlier version of this book, Ferrous Physical Metallurgy. Dr. Sinha earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and his Masters of Technology in Physical Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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