Thermo-Mechanical Processing of Metallic Materials


  • Bert Verlinden, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Julian Driver, Materials Centre, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
  • Indradev Samajdar, Dept. Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India
  • Roger Doherty, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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. This book aims to fill this gap between two scientific approaches and illustrate also their successful linkage by the use of suitable modern case studies.
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Graduate students and professionals in Materials Science and Engineering


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044497-0

Table of Contents

Part I: Science1. General introduction2. Microstructure and Properties3. Plasticity4. Work hardening – Mechanisms and theories5. Softening mechanisms6. Alternative deformation mechanisms7. Phase transformations during thermo-mechanical processing8. Textural developments during thermo-mechanical processing9. Residual stress 10. Modelling of texture and microstructural evolution Part II: Technology11. Forming Techniques12. Defects in TMP13. Physical Simulation of PropertiesPart III: Case Studies14. Thermo-mechanical processing of aluminium alloys15. Thermo-mechanical processing of steeltyres16. Thermo-mechanical processing of hexagonal alloys17. New Technologies