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Description - Aluminum by Dietrich G. Altenpohl

Aluminum: Technology, Applications, and Environment is animpressive book that has evolved into the definitive educationaltext and reference book for aluminum industry participants, a broadrange of aluminum fabricators and users, students, and thescientific, engineering, and academic community. This extraordinarybook incorporates significant inputs from outstanding aluminumindustry and academic participants throughout North America andEurope and is designed to fulfill the needs of bothtechnically-trained and non-technical individuals. The text builds from a brief history of aluminum through itsvarious production and processing steps with a clear and refreshingdescription of relationships between processing steps, structure,and properties of aluminum alloys. Expert attention is given to various casting processes and therole of metal quality and casting parameters and methods.Descriptions of key mechanical test methods and propertyrelationships, along with valuable descriptions of major industrialforming processes and their underlying thermomechanical principlesare included. The fundamental principles of alloying aluminum withvarious elements and the use of heat treating methods to achievespecific properties are also included, along with an excellenttreatment of corrosion principles and a broad range of methods usedto enhance corrosion protection. An effective description of modernjoining technologies and principles for the manufacture of variousaluminum structures is included for the practitioner. Various examples are given regarding the utilization ofcomposition controls, microstructure, and manufacturing processcontrols to achieve the desired combinations of properties forvarious applications, including can making. The significance ofcomputer-aided materials design, computer-aided engineering ofcomponents, and computer-aided manufacturing methods arerecognized. The author also addresses the current relative competitiveproperties and trade-offs regarding aluminum versus magnesium,titanium, plastics, composite materials, and steel. One of the most significant additions to the sixth edition ofthis book is a highly informative description of a wide array ofemerging applications for aluminum, ranging from aerospace,buildings, bridges, infrastructure, and automotive, to marine,rail, packaging and durable goods.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780873394062
ISBN-10: 0873394062
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 161mm x 35mm)
Pages: 488
Imprint: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Publisher: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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