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Fatigue and Fracture: Understanding the Basics

This book emphasizes the physical and practical aspects of fatigue and fracture. It covers mechanical properties of materials, differences between ductile and brittle fractures, fracture mechanics, the basics of fatigue, structural joints, high temperature failures, wear, environmentally-induced failures, and steps in the failure analysis process. Separate chapters are devoted to fatigue and fracture of steels, aluminum alloys, titanium and titanium alloys, ceramics, polymers and continuous fiber polymer matrix composites.

Lightweight Materials: Understanding the Basics

This book covers the properties, processing, and applications of lightweight materials– aluminum, magnesium, beryllium, titanium, titanium aluminides, engineering plastics, structural ceramics, and composites with polymer, metal, and ceramic matrices. The book begins with a brief history of lightweight materials development during the 20th century, and moves into the basic metallurgy, properties of the available alloys, processing, and applications of each of the lightweight materials. The book's final chapter covers methodologies used in the general materials selection process, specific guidelines for each of the lightweight materials, and the importance of the automotive sector to the lightweight materials industries.

Joining: Understanding the Basics

Extending ASM's Understanding the Basics series into fabrication technologies, this book is an introduction to the most important industrial joining methods: welding, brazing, soldering, fastening, and adhesive bonding. It addresses metallurgical issues that must be understood during welding, and provides an overview of issues to consider when joining systems of materials that are the same, similar, or different. Topics include: • Introduction to Joining • Arc Welding of Metals • Resistance Welding • Other Fusion Welding Processes • Metallurgical Variables in Fusion Welding • Solid State Welding and Bonding • Brazing and Soldering • Mechanical Fastening • Adhesive Bonding • Material Issues in Joining

Structural Composite Materials

This book deals with all aspects of advanced composite materials: what they are, where they are used, how they are made, their properties, how they are designed and analyzed, and how they perform in-service. It covers both continuous and discontinuous fiber composites fabricated from polymer, metal, and ceramic matrices, with an emphasis on continuous fiber polymer matrix composites. A unique feature of this book is that it provides a comprehensive overview of composite materials from an industrial perspective, drawing on the author’s 38 years of industry experience. The book emphasizes practical aspects over theory, and it thoroughly covers the current state of the art.

Elements of Metallurgy and Engineering Alloys

Elements of Metallurgy and Engineering Alloys provides thorough and systematic coverage on both basic metallurgy and the practical engineering aspects of metallic material selection and application. Coverage includes: practical information on the engineering properties and applications of steels, cast irons, nonferrous alloys, and metal matrix composites; concise overviews and practical implications of metallic structure, imperfections, deformation, and phase transformations; process metallurgy of solidification and casting, recovery, recrystallization and grain growth, precipitation hardening; mechanical deformation during processing and in-service properties of fatigue, fracture, and creep; and physical properties and corrosion.