Modern Physical Metallurgy, Eighth Edition

  • 12h 54m
  • A. H. W. Ngan, R. E. Smallman
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2014

Modern Physical Metallurgy describes, in a very readable form, the fundamental principles of physical metallurgy and the basic techniques for assessing microstructure. This book enables you to understand the properties and applications of metals and alloys at a deeper level than that provided in an introductory materials course.

The eighth edition of this classic text has been updated to provide a balanced coverage of properties, characterization, phase transformations, crystal structure, and corrosion not available in other texts, and includes updated illustrations along with extensive new real-world examples and homework problems.

  • Renowned coverage of metals and alloys from one of the world's leading metallurgy educators
  • Covers new materials characterization techniques, including scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and nanoindentation
  • Provides the most thorough coverage of characterization, mechanical properties, surface engineering and corrosion of any textbook in its field
  • Includes new worked examples with real-world applications, case studies, extensive homework exercises, and a full online solutions manual and image bank

About the Authors

Professor R. E. Smallman After gaining his PhD in 1953, Professor Smallman spent 5 years at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell, before returning to the University of Birmingham where he became Professor of Physical Metallurgy in 1964 and Feeney Professor and Head of the Department of Physical Metallurgy and Science of Materials in 1969. He subsequently became Head of the amalgamated Department of Metallurgy and Materials (1981), Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the first Dean of the newly created Engineering Faculty in 1985. For 5 years he was Vice-Principal of the University (1987–1992).

He has held visiting professorship appointments at the University of Stanford, Berkeley, PA, New South Wales (Australia), Hong Kong and Cape Town and has received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), University of Wales and Cranfield University. His research work has been recognized by the award of the Sir George Beilby Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of Chemistry and Institute of Metals (1969), the Rosenhain Medal of the Institute of Metals for contributions to Physical Metallurgy (1972), the Platinum Medal, the premier medal of the Institute of Materials (1989) and the Acta Materialia Gold Medal (2004).

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (1986), a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (1990), a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Engineering (2005) and appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1992. A former Council Member of the Science and Engineering Research Council, he has been Vice President of the Institute of Materials and President of the Federated European Materials Societies. Since retirement he has been academic consultant for a number of institutions both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Professor A. H. W. Ngan Professor Ngan obtained his PhD on electron microscopy of intermetallics in 1992 at the University of Birmingham. He then carried out postdoctoral research at Oxford University on materials simulations. In 1993, he returned to the University of Hong Kong as a Lecturer in materials science and solid mechanics, at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 2003, he became Senior Lecturer, in 2006 Professor and in 2011 Chair Professor. His research interests include dislocation theory, electron microscopy of materials and nanomechanics. He has published over 150 papers in international journals and was invited to numerous international conferences to present keynote lectures. He received a number of awards including the Williamson Prize (for being the top Engineering student in his undergraduate studies at the University of Hong Kong), Thomas Turner Research Prize (for the quality of his PhD thesis at the University of Birmingham), Outstanding Researcher Award at the University of Hong Kong, the Croucher Award and Rosenhain Medal of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He also held visiting professorship appointments at Nanjing University and the Central Iron and Steel Research Institute in Beijing. He is active in conference organization and journal editorial work.

In this Book

  • Atoms and Atomic Arrangements
  • Phase Diagrams and Alloy Theory
  • Solidification
  • Introduction to Dislocations
  • Characterization and Analysis
  • Point Defect Behaviour
  • Diffusion
  • Physical Properties
  • Plastic Deformation and Dislocation Behaviour
  • Surfaces, Grain Boundaries and Interfaces
  • Work Hardening and Annealing
  • Steel Transformations
  • Precipitation Hardening
  • Selected Alloys
  • Creep, Fatigue and Fracture
  • Oxidation, Corrosion and Surface Engineering
  • Numerical Answers to Problems