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Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Engineering Materials

Edited by Lloyd H. Hihara, Ralph P.I. Adler, Ronald M. Latanision

CRC Press – 2013 – 719 pages

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    978-1-43-981926-5
    October 23rd 2013

Description

One of the main, ongoing challenges for any engineering enterprise is that systems are built of materials subject to environmental degradation. Whether working with an airframe, integrated circuit, bridge, prosthetic device, or implantable drug-delivery system, understanding the chemical stability of materials remains a key element in determining their useful life.

Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Engineering Materials is a monumental work for the field, providing comprehensive coverage of the environmental impacts on the full breadth of materials used for engineering infrastructure, buildings, machines, and components. The book discusses fundamental degradation processes and presents examples of degradation under various environmental conditions. Each chapter presents the basic properties of the class of material, followed by detailed characteristics of degradation, guidelines on how to protect against corrosion, and a description of testing procedures.

A complete, self-contained industrial reference guide, this valuable resource is designed for students and professionals interested in the development of deterioration-resistant technological systems constructed with metallurgical, polymeric, ceramic, and natural materials.

Reviews

"This is the book that the international corrosion community has been waiting for. … This titanic publication is clearly organized and deals with general materials in four sections: metals, polymers, ceramics and glass materials, and other natural materials (wood and asphalt). It provides a complete guide to the environmental degradation of all these engineering materials, every group or material following a particular mechanism based on their physicochemical nature and properties … copiously illustrated … enriched by an amazing numbers of references … Many professionals, academics, postgraduate students, corrosion practitioners, consultants, maintenance engineers and technicians, manufacturers of equipment, and builders of land and marine structures will benefit from reading, employing, and owning this well-organized and well-written volume."

—Dr. Michael Schorr, Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 49, 2014

Contents

Forms of Metallic Corrosion

Raghu Srinivasan and Lloyd H. Hihara

Crystalline Alloys: Magnesium

Barbara A. Shaw and Elizabeth Sikora

Crystalline Alloys: Aluminum

Nick Birbilis and Bruce R.W. Hinton

Crystalline Alloys: Titanium

Suresh Divi and James Grauman

Crystalline Alloys: Plain-Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels

Hitoshi Asahi

Crystalline Alloys: Stainless Steels

Haruhiko Kajimura

Crystalline Alloys: Nickel

Raul B. Rebak

Crystalline Alloys: Copper

Marc A. Edwards and James H. Michel

Crystalline Alloys: Zinc

Xiaoge Gregory Zhang

Nanostructured Alloys

R.K. Singh Raman

Amorphous Alloys

Koji Hashimoto

Metal Matrix Composites

Lloyd H. Hihara

Polymers

Forms of Polymer Degradation

Margaret Roylance and David Roylance

Thermoplastic Polymers

Kent R. Miller, Xiaojiang Wang, and Mark D. Soucek

Thermosetting Polymers

Drew Pavlacky, Chris Vetter, and Victoria J. Gelling

Elastomers

Anusuya Choudhury and Anil K. Bhowmick

Polymer Matrix Composites

Larry Gintert, Chad Ulven, and Lawrence Coulter

Adhesive Bonds

Guy D. Davis

Ceramics and Glassy Materials

Ceramics

Dennis W. Readey

Silicate Glasses

Larry L. Hench

Cement and Concrete

Carolyn M. Hansson, Laura Mammoliti, Tracy D. Marcotte, and Shahzma J. Jaffer

Metals in Cement and Concrete

Neal S. Berke and Richard G. Sibbick

Other Natural Materials

Wood

Jeffrey J. Morrell

Asphalt

Didier Lesueur and Jack Youtcheff

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Description: Edited by Lloyd H. Hihara, Ralph P.I. Adler, Ronald M. Latanision. One of the main, ongoing challenges for any engineering enterprise is that systems are built of materials subject to environmental degradation. Whether working with an airframe, integrated circuit, bridge, prosthetic device, or implantable drug-delivery...
Categories: Corrosion-Materials Science, Metals & Alloys, Materials Science, Structural Engineering