Engineering Materials 3 deals with a variety of engineering materials such as metals, polymeric materials, and ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. The mechanical properties of metals and polymeric materials are also discussed, along with the alloying of metals.
Comprised of six chapters, this volume begins with an introduction to the mechanical properties of metals such as elasticity, plasticity, and malleability. Tensile testing, hardness measurements, impact testing, fatigue testing, and creep measurements are considered. Subsequent chapters focus on the mechanical properties of polymeric materials, with emphasis on the effects of temperature and age on mechanical properties; the process of alloying metals; and properties of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. The book concludes with an overview of the basic structures of polymers; the effect of polymer crystallinity on polymer properties; how the properties of polymers may be modified by additives; and the properties and applications of common elastomers.
This monograph is intended for engineering students who want to gain a basic understanding of the alloying of metals and an awareness of the materials commonly used in engineering, as well as their properties and applications.
1 Mechanical Properties of Metals
The Tensile Test
Long-Term Behaviour - Creep
Which Mechanical Property?
2 Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Materials
The Tensile Test
Creep Behaviour of Plastics
Fatigue Properties of Plastics
3 Alloying of Metals
Mixtures, Solutions and Compounds
Solubility and Precipitation
4 Ferrous Alloys
The Iron-Carbon System
Critical Change Points
Heat Treatment of Steel
Heat Treatment Equipment
5 Non-Ferrous Alloys
Comparison of Non-Ferrous Alloys
6 Polymeric Materials
Structure of Polymers
Glass Transition Temperature
Effects of Temperature and Time on Mechanical Properties
Temperature and Polymer Use
Common Thermoplastics and their Properties
Polymer Based Sandwich Materials
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
- 1st January 1988
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Former Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK, and now retired, William Bolton has worked in industry and academia as a senior lecturer in a college of technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, an adviser to a British government aid project in Brazil on technical education, as a UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, and as Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council. He has written many engineering textbooks, including Mechatronics, 4th ed., Engineering Science, 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science, 2nd ed., Mechanical Science, 3rd ed., and Instrumentation and Control Systems.
Formerly Lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK