Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Engineering Materials
Edited by Lloyd H. Hihara, Ralph P.I. Adler, Ronald M. Latanision
To Be Published October 17th 2013 by CRC Press – 720 pages
From metals and polymers to ceramics, natural materials, and composites, this book covers the environmental impacts on a broad range of materials used for the engineering of infrastructure, buildings, machines, and components—all of which experience some form of degradation. The text discusses fundamental degradation processes and presents examples of degradation under various environmental conditions. It gives the fundamental principles for each class of material, followed by detailed characteristics of degradation for specific alloys of compositions, guidelines on how to protect against degradation, and a description of testing procedures.
METALS: Forms of Metallic Degradation for Crystalline Alloys: Overview. Crystalline Alloys: Magnesium. Crystalline Alloys: Aluminum. Crystalline Alloys: Titanium. Crystalline Alloys: Plain-Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel. Crystalline Alloys: Stainless Steel. Crystalline Alloys: Super Alloys (based on iron, nickel, or cobalt). Crystalline Alloys: Copper. Crystalline Alloys: Zinc. Nanostructured Alloys. Amorphous Alloys. Metal-Matrix Composites. Common Testing Techniques and Standards. POLYMERS: Forms of Polymer Degradation: Overview. Thermoplastics (polyethylene, polypropylene, polytetrafluoroethylene, polystyrene, polyvinylchloride, polymethymethacrylate, nylon, etc.). Thermosets (epoxy, polyester, etc.). Elastomers (polyisoprene / natural rubber, polybutadiene, polychloroprene, etc.). Polymer-Matrix Composites. Adhesives. Common Testing Techniques and Standards. CERAMICS AND GLASSY MATERIALS: Forms of Ceramic and Glass Degradation: Overview. Engineering Ceramics (carbides, borides, nitrides, oxides, etc.). Silica and Silicate Glasses (borosilicate, etc.). Cement and Concrete. Ceramic-Matrix Composites. Common Testing Techniques and Standards. OTHER NATURAL MATERIALS: Wood. Textiles and Fibers. Tars and Asphalt.