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Nanostructured Metals and Alloys

Processing, Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Applications

Tensile strength, fatigue strength and ductility are important properties of nanostructured metallic materials, which make them suitable for use in applications where strength or strength-to-weight ratios are important. Nanostructured metals and alloys reviews the latest technologies used for production of these materials, as well as recent advances in research into their structure and mechanical properties.

One of the most important issues facing nanostructured metals and alloys is how to produce them. Part one describes the different methods used to process bulk nanostructured metals and alloys, including chapters on severe plastic deformation, mechanical alloying and electrodeposition among others. Part two concentrates on the microstructure and properties of nanostructured metals, with chapters studying deformation structures such as twins, microstructure of ferrous alloys by equal channel angular processing, and characteristic structures of nanostructured metals prepared by plastic deformation. In part three, the mechanical properties of nanostructured metals and alloys are discussed, with chapters on such topics as strengthening mechanisms, nanostructured metals based on molecular dynamics computer simulations, and surface deformation. Part four focuses on existing and developing applications of nanostructured metals and alloys, covering topics such as nanostructured steel for automotives, steel sheet and nanostructured coatings by spraying.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Nanostructured metals and alloys is a standard reference for manufacturers of metal components, as well as those with an academic research interest in metals and materials with enhanced properties.

Hardbound, 840 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-670-2


  • Part 1 Processing of bulk nanostructured metals and alloys: Production of bulk nanostructured metals and alloys by severe plastic deformation (SPD); Bulk nanostructured metals and alloys produced by accumulative roll-bonding; Nanocrystalline metals and alloys prepared by mechanical attrition; The processing of nanocrystalline steels by solid reaction; The processing of bulk nanocrystalline metals and alloys by electrodeposition; Bulk nanocrystalline and nanocomposite alloys produced from amorphous phase; Severe plastic deformation and production of nanostructured alloys by machining. Part 2 Microstructure: Deformation structures including twins in nanograined pure metals; Microstructure and mechanical properties of nanostructured ferrous alloys by equal-channel angular pressing; Characteristic structures and properties of nanostructured metals prepared by plastic deformation. Part 3 Mechanical properties: Strengthening mechanisms in nanocrystalline metals; Elastic and plastic deformation in nanocrystalline metals; Mechanical properties of multi-scale metallic materials; Enhanced ductility and its mechanisms in nanocrystalline metallic materials; Mechanical behavior of nanostructured metals based on molecular dynamics computer simulations; Surface deformation and mechanical behaviour of nanostructured alloys; Fatigue behaviour in nanostructured metals; Superplastic deformation in nanocrystalline metals and alloys; Creep and high temperature deformation in nanostructured metals and alloys. Part 4 Applications: Processing of nanostructured metal and metal-matrix coatings by thermal and cold spraying; Nanocoatings for commercial and industrial applications; Application of nanostructured steel sheets to automotive body structures; Production processes for nanostructured wires, bars and strips; Nanostructured plain carbon-manganese (C-Mn) steel sheets by ultra-fast cooling and short interval multi-pass hot rolling.


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