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The definitive overview of the science and metallurgy of aluminum, magnesium, titanium and beryllium alloys, this is the only book available covering the background materials science, properties, manufacturing processes and applications of these key engineering metals in a single accessible volume. Use of these metals is now more widespread than ever, and they are routinely found in motor vehicles and aircraft. New material includes materials characteristics and applications; heat treatment properties; fabrication; microstructure/property relationships; new applications and processes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750663717
ISBN-10: 0750663715
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Polmear

After a career in industry that included serving as Principal Research Scientist and Leader of the Aircraft Materials Group at Australia's Aeronautical Research Laboratories, Dr. Polmear moved to academia where he became Chairman of the Department of Materials Science at Monash University as well as a founding member of the Department of Materials Engineering and later Deputy Vice-Chancellor. His research interests - which included precipitation hardening in aluminium alloys, development of high strength alloys for aircraft, metal fatigue and weldable light alloys - led to collaborations with laboratories and industries in Australia, Britain, Switzerland, USA and Germany. He published the first edition of Light Alloys in 1981. Dr. Polmear is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

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