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Natural Gas Engineering Handbook

This book is written primarily for natural gas production and processing engineers and college students of senior level. It is not the authors' intention to simply duplicate general information that can be found in other books. This book also gathers the authors' experiences gained through years of teaching the course of natural gas engineering at universities. The mission of the book is to provide engineers a handy guideline to designing, analyzing, and optimizing natural gas production and processing systems. This book can also be used as a reference for college students of undergraduate and graduate levels in petroleum engineering.     

Author Name :Dr. Boyun Guo and Dr. AIi Ghalambor

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Nanocatalysis, a subdiscipline of nanoscience, seeks to control chemical reactions by changing the size, dimensionality, chemical composition, and morphology of the reaction center and by changing the kinetics using nanopatterning of the reaction center. This book offers a detailed pedagogical and methodological overview of the field. Readers discover many examples of current research, helping them explore new and emerging applications.     

Author Name :Ulrich Heiz, Uzi Landman

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Advances and Applications in Electroceramics

This book contains 26 papers from the Magnetoelectric Multiferroic Thin Films and Multilayers; Dielectric Ceramic Materials and Electronic Devices; Recent Developments in High-Temperature Superconductivity; and Multifunctional Oxides symposia held during the 2010 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T'10) meeting, October 17-21, 2010, Houston, Texas. Topics include: Properties; Structures; Synthesis; Characterization; Device Applications; Multiferroics and Magnetoelectrics; YBCO Pinning Methods and Properties; YBCO Processing and Reliability Related Issues; New Superconductors and MgB2.     

Author Name :K. M. Nair, Quanxi Jia, Shashank Priya

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A Prehistory of Polymer Science

Polymer science is now an active and thriving community of scientists, engineers and technologists, but there was a time, not so long ago, when there was no such community. The prehistory of polymer science helps to provide key insights into current issues and historical problems. The story will be divided into an ancient period ( from Greek times to the creation of the molecular consensus), a nascent period (from Dalton to Kekule to vant Hoff) and a period of paradigm formation and controversy (from Staudinger to Mark to Carothers). The prehistory concludes with an account of the epochal 1935 Discussion of the Faraday Society on Polymerization. After this meeting an active community engaged in trying to solve the central problems defined by the discussions.     

Author Name :Gary Patterson

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Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites

The accessible compendium of polymers in carbon nanotubes (CNTs).Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)extremely thin tubes only a few nanometers in diameter but able to attain lengths thousands of times greaterare prime candidates for use in the development of polymer composite materials. Bringing together thousands of disparate research works, Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites: Manufacture, Properties, and Applications covers CNT-polymers from synthesis to potential applications, presenting the basic science and engineering of this dynamic and complex area in an accessible, readable way.Designed to be of use to polymer scientists, engineers, chemists, physicists, and materials scientists, the book covers carbon nanotube fundamentals to help polymer experts understand CNTs, and polymer physics to help those in the CNT field, making it an invaluable resource for anyone working with CNT-polymer composites. Detailed chapters describe the mechanical, rheological, electrical, and thermal properties of carbon nanotube-polymer composites.     

Author Name :Brian P. Grady

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Application of Fracture Mechanics to Polymers, Adhesives and Composites, Volume 33

"All the papers are presented at a high scientific level, and each contains useful tables and figures. This volume is recommended to all interested in the field of fracture mechanics of polymers." D. Feldman, Polymer News, Volume 1, 2004     

Author Name :D. R. Moore

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Tribology of Elastomers, Volume 47

Providing key developments on the friction, wear and lubrication of elastomers     

Author Name :Si-wei Zhang

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Shape-Memory Polymers and Multifunctional Composites

Shape memory polymers (SMPs)are polymericsmart materialsthat have the ability to return from a deformed state (temporary shape) to their original (permanent) shape induced by an external stimulus (trigger), such as temperature change     

Author Name :Jinsong Leng, Shanyi Du

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Now in its sixth edition, this guide to the oil industry, written in non-technical language, is a must-read for anyone involved in or curious about the oil industry. Engineers, executives, managers and laypersons will all find this to be a valuable, entertaining and informative guide that presents a practical study of the operations involved in oil exploration, drilling and production. Since the book's original publication in 1958, this handy volume has taught thousands about this constantly evolving industry that is so important for our everyday energy needs. It is a true must have!     

Author Name :Robert Grace

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Handbook of High performance liquid chromatography, Second Edition

Chromatography(fromGreek???achroma"color" and ???fe??graphein"to write") is the collective term for a set oflaboratory techniquesfor theseparation of mixtures. It involves passing a mixture dissolved in a "mobile phase" through astationary phase, which separates theanalyteto be measured from other molecules in the mixture based on differential partitioning between the mobile and stationary phases. Subtle differences in a compound'spartition coefficientresult in differential retention on the stationary phase and thuschangingthe separation.Chromatography may be preparative or analytical. The purpose of preparative chromatography is to separate the components of a mixture for further use (and is thus a form of purification). Analytical chromatography is done normally with smaller amounts of material and is for measuring the relative proportions of analytes in a mixture. The two are not mutually exclusive.     

Author Name :Danilo Corradini

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Polymer Thin Films

Polymer thin films is an emerging area driven by their enormous technological potential and the intellectually challenging academic problems associated with them. This book contains a collection of review articles on the current topics of polymer films written by leading experts in the field. To reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this field, the contributors hail from a wide range of disciplines, including chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists, engineers, and physicists. The goal of this book is to provide readers, whether involved in or outside of the field of polymer films, with an encompassing and informative reference.     

Author Name :Ophelia K. C. Tsui and Thomas P Russell

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Higher Oxidation State Organopalladium and Platinum Chemistry

Kyle A. Grice, Margaret L. Scheuermann and Karen I. Goldberg: Five-Coordinate Platinum(IV) Complexes.- Jay A. Labinger and John E. Bercaw: The Role of Higher Oxidation State Species in Platinum-Mediated C-H Bond Activation and Functionalization.- Joy M. Racowski and Melanie S. Sanford: Carbon-Heteroatom Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination from Palladium(IV) Complexes.- Helena C. Malinakova: Palladium(IV) Complexes as Intermediates in Catalytic and Stoichiometric Cascade Sequences Providing Complex Carbocycles and Heterocycles.- Allan J. Canty and Manab Sharma: h1-Alkynyl Chemistry for the Higher Oxidation States of Palladium and Platinum.- David C. Powers and Tobias Ritter: Palladium(III) in Synthesis and Catalysis.- Marc-Etienne Moret: Organometallic Platinum(II) and Palladium(II) Complexes as Donor Ligands for Lewis-Acidic d10 and s2 Centers.     

Author Name :Allan J. Canty

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Asymmetric Catalysis from a Chinese Perspective

Qi-Lin Zhou and Jian-Hua Xie: Chiral Spiro Catalysts.- Fuk Loi Lam, Fuk Yee Kwong and Albert S. C. Chan: Chiral Phosphorus Ligands with Interesting Properties and Practical Applications.- Jiang Pan, Hui-Lei Yu, Jian-He Xu, Guo-Qiang Lin: Advances in Biocatalysis: Enzymatic Reactions and Their Applications.- Mei-Xiang Wang: Enantioselective Biotransformations of Nitriles.- Man Kin Wong, Yiu Chung Yip and Dan Yang: Asymmetric Epoxidation Catalyzed by Chiral Ketones.- W. J. Liu, N. Li and L. Z. Gong: Asymmetric Organocatalysis.- Qing-Hua Fan and Kuiling Ding: Enantioselective Catalysis with Structurally Tunable Immobilized Catalysts.- Chang-Hua Ding, Xue-Long Hou: Transition Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylation.- Jian Zhou and Yong Tang: Enantioselective Reactions with Trisoxazolines.- Xiang-Ping Hu, Duo-Sheng Wang, Chang-Bin Yu, Yong-Gui Zhou, and Zhuo Zheng: Adventure in Asymmetric Hydrogenation: Synthesis of Chiral Phosphorus Ligands and Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Heteroaromtics.     

Author Name :Shengming Ma

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This book is the result of an International conference gathering the most recents results in this field. The studies on Biohydrogels have had a rapid, exponential evolution in the last decades. Starting from one of the first applications of hydrogels in surgery, polyvinylalcohol crosslinked with formaldehyde under the trade name of Ivalon, we passed through PolyHema hydrogels as contact lens materials, hydrophilic polyurethanes (HPU), biodegradable hydrogels for both reconstructive surgery and pharmaceutical delivery systems, and finally more recently, one decade old, the thermoreversible and transient network hydrogels. Of course all these classes of hydrogels have been always and continuously studied, improving their performance and field of applications. Recently, most of them have been used as scaffolds for cells, even stem ones, for regenerative applications (tissue engineering). Nevertheless hydrogels are odd materials and many studies still have to be carried out to fully understand their behaviour from mechanical, physicochemical and biological point of view.     

Author Name :Rolando Barbucci

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Polymer Engineering Science and Viscoelasticity: An Introduction

Polymer engineering is generally an engineering field that designs, analyses, and/or modifies polymer materials. Polymer engineering covers aspects of petrochemical industry, polymerization, structure and characterization of polymers, properties of polymers, compounding and processing of polymers and description of major polymers, structure property relations and applications.     

Author Name :Hal F.Brinson, L.Catherine Brinson

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Conjugated polymers: Processing and applications

The field of conjugated, electrically conducting, and electroactive polymers continues to grow. Since the publication of the second edition of the Handbook of Conducting Polymers in 1998, we have witnessed broad advances with significant developments in both fundamental understanding and applications, some of which are already reaching the marketplace. Itwas particularly rewarding to see that in 2000, theNobel Prize in chemistry was awardedto AlanHeeger, Alan MacDiarmid, and Hideki Shirakawa, recognizing their pathbreaking discovery of high conductivity in polyacetylene in 1977. This capstone to the field was celebrated by all of us as the entire community has participated in turning their initial discovery into theimportant field that itnowis, almost 30 years later.     

Author Name :John R.Reynolds

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An Introduction to Rubber Technology

An Introduction to Rubber Technology is the ideal basic guide for anyone who is about to start working with rubber. This handbook has information about every aspect of using rubber from the initial selection of the rubber compound to the measurement of its physical properties. A brief history of the uses of natural and synthetic rubber is included but the bulk of the book concentrates on the compounding and processing of rubber to produce rubber products. The different types of rubbers and their properties are described and a detailed description of how to formulate rubber compounds including the use of additives, fillers, antioxidants and plasticizers is given. There are also chapters on how to process rubber and how to test both cured and uncured rubber. The chemistry, physics and engineering properties of rubber are described and how they relate to the final rubber compound is explained. The final chapter covers the preparation and use of castable polyurethanes. Each chapter is fully referenced and also includes an extensive bibliography.     

Author Name :Andrew Ciesielski

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Practical Nitriding and Ferritic Nitrocarburizing

The secret of the nitriding process is that it does not require a phase change from ferrite to austenite, nor does it require a further change from austenite to martensite. In other words, the steel remains in the ferrite phase (or cementite, depending on alloy composition) during the complete procedure. This means that the molecular structure of the ferrite (body-centered cubic, or bcc, lattice) does not change its configuration or grow into the face-centered cubic (fcc) lattice characteristic of austenite, as occurs in more conventional methods such as carburizing.     

Author Name :David Pye

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Inorganic, Polymeric and Composite Membranes, Volume 14

Inorganic, Polymeric and Composite Membranes: Structure-Function and Other Correlations covers the latest technical advances in topics such as structure-function relationships for polymeric, inorganic, and composite membranes. Leading scientists provide in depth reviews and disseminate cutting-edge research results on correlations but also discuss new materials, characterization, modelling, computational simulation, process concepts, and spectroscopy. * Unified by fundamental general correlations theme * Many graphical examples * Covers all major membrane types     

Author Name :S. Ted Oyama, Susan M. Stagg Williams

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Handbook of Biosensors and Biosensor Kinetics

A biosensor is an analytical device which converts a biological response into an electrical signal (Figure 6.1). The term 'biosensor' is often used to cover sensor devices used in order to determine the concentration of substances and other parameters of biological interest even where they do not utilise a biological system directly.     

Author Name :Ajit Sadana, Neeti Sadana

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The Membrane Alternative: Energy Implications for Industry

This book considers the uses of membrane technology in the chloralkali, water, food and biotechnology industries where the major effect of the technology is an improvement in product quality often allied to a saving in energy consumption. It also covers the implications for the power generation, oil and gas industries.     

Author Name :J.A. Howell

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Functional Organic Materials: Syntheses, Strategies and Applications

This timely overview of the syntheses for functional pi-systems focuses on target molecules that have shown interesting properties as materials or models in physics, biology and chemistry. The unique concept allows readers to select the right synthetic strategy for success, making it invaluable for a number of industrial applications.     

Author Name :Thomas J.J.Muller, Uwe H.F.Bunz

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Methane Gas Hydrate

Methane GasHydrate is a useful reference on an increasingly popular energy source. It contains valuable information for chemical engineers and researchers, as well as for postgraduate students.     

Author Name :Ayhan Demirbas

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Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition

Hydrate research has expanded substantially over the past decade, resulting in more than 4,000 hydrate-related publications. Collating this vast amount of information into one source, Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition presents a thoroughly updated, authoritative, and comprehensive description of all major aspects of natural gas clathrate hydrates.     

Author Name :Jr., E. Dendy Sloan, Carolyn Koh

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Chemistry of Nanocarbons

During the last decade, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes have attracted special interest as new nanocarbons with novel properties. Because of their hollow caged structure, they can be used as containers for atoms and molecules, and nanotubes can be used as miniature test-tubes.     

Author Name :Takeshi Akasaka, Fred Wudl, Shigeru Nagase

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Nanocrystals Forming Mesoscopic Structures

Self-organization of inorganic nanocrystals opens a new and challenging area in nanotechnology [1, 2]. We already know that nanomaterials are a new generation of advanced materials that are expected to exhibit unusual chemical and physical properties, different from those of either the bulk materials or isolated nanocrystals [35]. Engineering of nanophase materials and devices is of great interest in several domains such as electronics, semiconductors, optics, catalysis, and magnetism. During the past decade, nanocrystal research has been focused on two major properties of finite-size materials: quantum size effects and surface/interface effects [6, 7]. A new trend, however, has emerged in the past few years: the arrangement of the nanocrystals into two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) superlattices.     

Author Name :Marie-Paule Pileni

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Advances in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineeringis the branch ofengineeringthat deals with the application ofphysical science(e.g.,chemistryandphysics), and life sciences (e.g.,biology,microbiologyandbiochemistry) withmathematics, to the process of converting rawmaterialsorchemicalsinto more useful or valuable forms. In addition to producing useful materials, modern chemical engineering is also concerned with pioneering valuable new materials and techniques - such asnanotechnology,fuel cellsandbiomedical engineering.[1]Chemical engineering largely involves the design, improvement and maintenance of processes involving chemical orbiologicaltransformations for large-scalemanufacture. Chemical engineers ensure the processes are operated safely, sustainably and economically. Chemical engineers in this branch are usually employed under the title ofprocess engineer. A related term with a wider definition is chemical technology. A person employed in this field is called achemical engineer.     

Author Name :Gregory Yablonsky

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Advanced Computer Simulation Approaches for Soft Matter Sciences II

Soft matter science is nowadays an acronym for an increasingly important class of materials, which encompasses polymers, liquid crystals, molecular assemblies building hierarchical structures, and the whole area of colloidal sciences. Common to all of them is that fluctuations and thus the thermal energy kBT and the entropy play an important role. Soft thenmeans that these materials are in a state ofmatter that are neither simple liquids nor hard solids of the type studied in hard condensed matter, hence sometimes soft matter firms also under the name complex fluids.     

Author Name :Christian Holm and Kurt Kremer

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High Pressure Process Technology

Clear evidence of increasing demands in the processing industry prompted the editors and authors to publish a new book about High Pressure Process Technology: Fundamentals and Applications.This book presents the latest knowledge regarding the high pressure processing aspects combined with that about the modeling, the design and the operation of safe and reliable high pressure plants and equipment. This treatment and selection of the subjects is stimulating and unique. Consisting of nine chapters, each subdivided into several sections, the book addresses the high pressure aspects, providing well selected correlated information connected with a comprehensive overview together with a large number of references.The main body of the first eight chapters refers to subjects like high pressure in general, the thermodynamics and kinetics of the fluids involved, the design of high pressure equipment, the modeling and design of reactors, separation and fractionation units, the safety aspects, the control and economics.In the extended last chapter, examples of promising high pressure applications are explained, such as chemical and enzymatic reactions in supercritical solvents, hydrogenation under supercritical conditions, supercritical water oxidation, polymerization with metallocene catalysts, supercritical extraction, fractionation and precipitation, supercritical pharma processing, ultra-high pressure sterilization and supercritical dry-cleaning.     

Author Name :A. Bertucco, G.Vetter

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Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids

Oilfield chemical demand has risen 4.3 percent annually through 2011. Gains will be driven by a rise in rig counts, more use of well stimulation and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods and more deepwater drilling and production. Working Guide to Oil Field Chemicals is a guide to the benefits and trade-offs of numerous oil field chemicals used in the petroleum and natural gas industry today.Oil field chemicals are gaining increasing importance, as the resources of crude oil are decreasing. An increasing demand of more sophisticated methods in the exploitation of the natural resources emerges for this reason. Working Guide to Oil Field Chemicals reviews the progress in the area of oil field chemicals and additives of the last decade from a rather chemical view. The material presented is a compilation from the literature by screening critically approximately 20,000 references. The book is ordered according to applications, just in the way how the jobs are emerging in practice. It starts with drilling, goes to productions and ends with oil spill. Several chemicals are used in multiple disciplines, and to those separate chapters are devoted. Two index registers are available, an index of chemical substances and a general index.     

Author Name :Johannes Fink

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Practical Aspects of Finite Element Modelling of Polymer Processing

Authored by a respected scientist with a growing international reputation this is a self-contained text that can be used by the beginners and the experts alike, to study the basic aspects of finite element modelling. It provides a sound physical understanding of the basis on which mathematical models of polymer processes are built.* Written from a chemical engineering rather then a mathematical perspective it enables the reader to get up to speed in a relatively short time * Provides the 'parts and tools' required to assemble finite element models, applicable to situations that arise under realistic conditions * Discusses and compares specific finite element schemes that provide the most reliable and robust numerical solution procedures for polymer processing models * Practical examples give a wide ranging view of the application of finite element analysis to industrial problems * Describes non-Newtonian fluid mechanics equations in a self-contained, concise and clear manner * Includes clear and simple readily compiled code to model simple problems that can be extended to solve more complex polymer processing problems.This book makes the subject accessible to a wide audience ranging from senior under-graduate to post-graduate engineering students, as well as, researchers and practising engineers involved in polymer industry.     

Author Name :Vahid Nassehi

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Cellulose Fibers

Because we are living in an era of Green Science and Technology, developments in the field of bio- and nano- polymer composite materials for advanced structural and medical applications is a rapidly emerging area and the subject of scientific attention. In light of the continuously deteriorating environmental conditions, researchers all over the world have focused an enormous amount of scientific research towards bio-based materials because of their cost effectiveness, eco-friendliness and renewability. This handbook deals with cellulose fibers and nano-fibers and covers the latest advances in bio- and nano- polymer composite materials. This rapidly expanding field is generating many exciting new materials with novel properties and promises to yield advanced applications in diverse fields.This book reviews vital issues and topics and will be of interest to academicians, research scholars, polymer engineers and researchers in industries working in the subject area. It will also be a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students at institutes of plastic engineering and other technical institutes.     

Author Name :Susheel Kalia, B. S. Kaith and Inderjeet Kaur

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Sugar-Based Surfactant

Touted as the new darling of the chemical industry, alkyl polyglycosides are gaining in popularity due to the fact that they are readily biodegradable, low-toxic, and made from renewable resources. Sugar-Based Surfactants compiles the most recent and relevant aspects of sugar-based surfactants, including self-association, phase behavior, and interfacial properties. Focusing on both colloidal and interfacial science, the book deals with the adsorption of surfactants in both the air-liquid and solid-liquid interfaces. It also covers new advances in surfactant science, such as the development of a family of potent surface active agents that are non-toxic, and thus usable in ubiquitous consumer products     

Author Name :Cristobal Carnero Ruiz

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Handbook of Nuclear Chemistry second edition

This revised and extended6 volume handbook set is the most comprehensive and voluminous reference work of its kind in the field of nuclear chemistry. The Handbook set covers all of the chemical aspects of nuclear science starting from the physical basics and including such diverse areas as the chemistry of transactinides and exotic atoms as well as radioactive waste management and radiopharmaceutical chemistry relevant to nuclear medicine. The nuclear methods of the investigation of chemical structure also receive ample space and attention.The international team of authors consists of scores of world-renowned experts - nuclear chemists, radiopharmaceutical chemists and physicists - from Europe, USA, and Asia. The Handbook set is an invaluable reference for nuclear scientists, biologists, chemists, physicists, physicians practicing nuclear medicine, graduate students and teachers - virtually all who are involved in the chemical and radiopharmaceutical aspects of nuclear science.The Handbook set also provides further reading via the rich selection of references.     

Author Name :Attila Vertes, Sandor Nagy, Zoltan Klencsar, Rezso Gyorgy Lova

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Thermo-Mechanical Processing of Metallic Materials, Volume 11

Modern metallic materials are used extensively in a wide variety of applications, some of which are quite obvious (vehicles, cables, buildings and packaging) and others perhaps less so as in the critical structures of planes, skyscrapers, micro-electronic devises, nuclear and other energy plants. Many of the alloys used for these applications have undergone major transformations over the last 20 years. These transformations have been implemented to improve the material performances at minimum cost to the user. In many cases, if not most, they have resulted from advances in Thermo-Mechanical Processing - the set of operations by which basic materials are transformed into high quality components.Divided into three sections, the first section covers the microstructural science base of the subject, including the microstructure determined mechanical properties of metals. The second section deals with the current mechanical technology of plastic forming of metals. The concluding section illustrates the interaction of the first two disciplines in a series of case studies of successful current TMP processing and also looks ahead to possible new developments in the field.     

Author Name :Bert Verlinden, Julian Driver, Indradev Samajdar, Roger D. Doherty

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