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Sintering: From Empirical Observations to Scientific Principles

As sintering applications march toward a $30 billion global business, the models for sintering have progressed, but generally follow behind observation. Documentation of the steps needed to build to a quantitative and predictive theory are often missed. Sintering: From Empirical Observations to Scientific Principles partitions sintering applications and observations to show critical turning points required to establish modern sintering as a predictive science.

This book, written by the most cited author in his field, is laced with people, organizations, critical steps, and important formulations in a mixture of history, personalities, and applications. Exploring how insights in seemingly unrelated fields sparked progress, it is also a teaching tool to show where there is success, where there are problems, and how to organize teams to leapfrog to new applications or plateaus of use. Randall German's Sintering: From Empirical Observations to Scientific Principles is a platform for directly addressing the critical control parameters in these new research and development efforts.

Audience
Sintering professionals and researchers, product/process engineers, faculty, upper level undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical, materials, and metallurgical engineering

Hardbound, 544 Pages

Published: March 2014

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-401682-8

Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. History of Sintering
    3. Infrastructure Developments
    4. Measurement Tools and Experimental Observations
    5. Early Qualitative Treatments
    6. Geometric Trajectories during Sintering
    7. Thermodynamics and Kinetics
    8. Microstructure Coarsening
    9. Liquid Phase Sintering
    10. Sintering With External Pressure
    11. Mixed Powders and Composites
    12. Rapid Heating Approaches
    13. Nanoscale Sintering
    14. Computer Models
    15. Sintering Practice
    16. The Future

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