Steels: Structure, Properties, and Design

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Steels: Structure, Properties and Design is an essential text and reference, providing indispensable foundational content for researchers, metallurgists, and engineers in industry and academia. The book provides inspiring content for undergraduates, yet has a depth that makes it useful to researchers. Steels represent the most used metallic materials, possessing a wide range of structures and properties. By examining the properties of steels in conjunction with structure, the book provides a valuable description of the development and behavior of these materials- the very foundation of their widespread use. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated with 2 new chapters, expanded content throughout,and yet it retains its clear writing style, extensive bibliographies, and real-life examples. One of the new chapters deals with the additive manufacture of steels with a focus on structure and properties. The other has visionary applications of steel that lead to a dramatic reduction of the carbon dioxide burden, within a short period of time, and without compromising the quality of life that depends on steels.

  • Revised edition features a new chapter on selection of steels, a new chapter on sustainable use of steels, expanded coverage of surface treatment of steels, crystallographic textures, metallurgical aspects of additive manufacturing of steels, and much more
  • Includes derivations with important equations so that students from a broad range of subjects can appreciate the issues without being bogged down in mathematics
  • Presents micrographs and figures that reflect the resolution and capabilities of modern instruments
 

Contents

1 Iron and its interstitial solutions
1
2 Strengthening of iron and its alloys
23
3 Ironcarbon equilibrium and plain carbon steels
61
4 Solutes that are substitutes for iron
103
5 Formation of martensite
137
6 Bainite
177
7 Acicular ferrite
199
hardenability
215
12 Stainless steel
347
13 Weld microstructures
383
14 Additive manufacture
407
15 Nanostructured steels
427
16 Mathematical modelling
445
17 Visionary use of steels CO2
477
Acronyms
493
Nomenclature
495

9 Tempering of martensite
235
10 Thermomechanical treatment
279
11 Embrittlement and fracture
307
Index
499
Back Cover
507
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About the author (2024)

Harry Bhadeshia is the Tata Steel Professor of Physical Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, UK. His research is concerned with the theory of solid-state transformations in metals, particularly multicomponent steels, with the goal of creating novel alloys and processes with the minimum use of resources. He is the author or co-author of more than 600 research papers and 6 books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Engineering (India), and the American Welding Society. In 2015 he was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours for services to Science and Technology.

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