Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials book cover

Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials

Industry pays an enormous price for material degradation. The Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials outlines these costs, but more importantly, explains how to measure, analyze, and prevent environmental degradation for a wide range of indsutrial materials. Experts from around the world share how a diverse set of industries cope with the degradation of metals, polymers, reinforced concrete, clothing, and wood under adverse environmental conditions such as weather, seawater, and fire. Case studies show how organizations from small consulting firms to corporate giants design and manufacture products that are more resistant to environmental effects. By implementing these standards companies of all sizes should realize savings beneficial to their operations.

Engineers - chemical, civil, design, materials, mechanical. Industries - aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, consumer packaging, paints and coatings, petrochemical, pipeline, plastics, shipbuilding. Range - graduate students to practicing engineers.


Published: June 2005

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-0-8155-1500-5


  • Part 1 Degradation Economics1. Cost of Corrosion in the United StatesGerhardus H. Koch, Michiel P.H. Brongers, Neil G. Thompson, Y. Paul Virmani, and Joe H. PayerPart 2 Analysis2. Analysis of Failures of Metallic Materials Due to Environmental Factors K. E. Perumal3. Laboratory Assessment of Corrosion Sean Brossia4. Lifetime Predictions of Plastics James A. HarveyPart 3 Types of Degradation5. Electrochemical Corrosion R.A. Buchanan and E.E. Stansbury6. High Temperature Oxidization A.S. Khanna7. Chemical and Physical Aging of Plastics James A. Harvey8. Environmental Degradation of Reinforced Concrete Neal Berke9. Biofouling and Prevention, and Corrosion, Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Ji-Dong Gu10. Material Flammability Marc L. JanssensPart 4 Protective Measures11. Cathodic Protection Richard W. Evitts12. Polymeric Flame Retardants: Problems and Decision G.E. Zaikov and S.M. Lomakin13. Thermal Protective Clothing Hechmi Hamouda14. Weathering and UV Protection of Wood SurfacesPhilip Evans, Mohammed Jahangir Chowdhury, Brian Mathews, Karl Schmalzl, Stephen Ayer, Makoto Kiguchi, and Yutaka Kataoka15. Protection of Wood-Based Materials Jeff MorrellPart 5 Surface Engineering16. The Intersection of Design, Manufacturing, and Surface Engineering Gary P. Halada and Clive R. Clayton17. Protective Coatings for Aluminum Alloys Thomas P. Schuman18. Corrosion Resistant Coatings and Paint Rudolph G. Buchheit19. Paint Weathering Tests Mark E. Nichols20. Thermal Spray Coatings Mitchell R. Dorfman21. Coatings for Concrete Surfaces: Testing and Modeling C. Vipulanandan and J. Liu 22. The Role of Intrinsic Defects in the Protective Behavior of Organic Coatings S. Ray TaylorPart 6 Industrial Applications23. Degradation of Spacecraft Materials Joyce Dever, Bruce Banks, Kim de Groh, and Sharon Miller24. Cathodic Protection of Pipelines Branko N. Popov and Swaminatha P. Kumaraguru25. Tanker Corrosion Ge Wang, John S. Spencer, David L. Olson, Brajendra Mishra, Sittha Saidarasamoot, and Swieng Thuanboon26. Barrier Packaging Materials Mikael S. Hedenqvist27. Corrosion Prevention and Control of Chemical Processing Equipment William Stephen TaitIndex


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