Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials

Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials

1st Edition - June 2, 2005

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  • Author: Myer Kutz
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517498

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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.

Readership

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.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Degradation Economics
    1. Cost of Corrosion in the United States
    Gerhardus H. Koch, Michiel P.H. Brongers, Neil G. Thompson, Y. Paul Virmani, and Joe H. Payer
    Part 2 Analysis
    2. Analysis of Failures of Metallic Materials Due to Environmental Factors
    K. E. Perumal
    3. Laboratory Assessment of Corrosion
    Sean Brossia
    4. Lifetime Predictions of Plastics
    James A. Harvey
    Part 3 Types of Degradation
    5. Electrochemical Corrosion
    R.A. Buchanan and E.E. Stansbury
    6. High Temperature Oxidization
    A.S. Khanna
    7. Chemical and Physical Aging of Plastics
    James A. Harvey
    8. Environmental Degradation of Reinforced Concrete
    Neal Berke
    9. Biofouling and Prevention, and Corrosion, Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
    Ji-Dong Gu
    10. Material Flammability
    Marc L. Janssens
    Part 4 Protective Measures
    11. Cathodic Protection
    Richard W. Evitts
    12. Polymeric Flame Retardants: Problems and Decision
    G.E. Zaikov and S.M. Lomakin
    13. Thermal Protective Clothing
    Hechmi Hamouda
    14. Weathering and UV Protection of Wood Surfaces
    Philip Evans, Mohammed Jahangir Chowdhury, Brian Mathews, Karl Schmalzl, Stephen Ayer, Makoto Kiguchi, and Yutaka Kataoka
    15. Protection of Wood-Based Materials
    Jeff Morrell
    Part 5 Surface Engineering
    16. The Intersection of Design, Manufacturing, and Surface Engineering
    Gary P. Halada and Clive R. Clayton
    17. Protective Coatings for Aluminum Alloys
    Thomas P. Schuman
    18. Corrosion Resistant Coatings and Paint
    Rudolph G. Buchheit
    19. Paint Weathering Tests
    Mark E. Nichols
    20. Thermal Spray Coatings
    Mitchell R. Dorfman
    21. 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 Taylor
    Part 6 Industrial Applications
    23. Degradation of Spacecraft Materials
    Joyce Dever, Bruce Banks, Kim de Groh, and Sharon Miller
    24. Cathodic Protection of Pipelines
    Branko N. Popov and Swaminatha P. Kumaraguru
    25. Tanker Corrosion
    Ge Wang, John S. Spencer, David L. Olson, Brajendra Mishra, Sittha Saidarasamoot, and Swieng Thuanboon
    26. Barrier Packaging Materials
    Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    27. Corrosion Prevention and Control of Chemical Processing Equipment
    William Stephen Tait
    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 610
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2005
  • Published: June 2, 2005
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517498

About the Author

Myer Kutz

Myer Kutz has been heading his own firm, Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., since 1990. For the past several years, he has focused on writing and developing engineering handbooks on a wide range of technical topics, such as mechanical, materials, biomedical, transportation, and environmentally conscious engineering. Earlier, his firm supplied consulting services to a large client roster, including Fortune 500 companies, scientific societies, and large and small publishers. He has been a trustee of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and chaired committees of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Association of American Publishers. He holds engineering degrees from MIT and RPI, served as an officer in the US Army Ordnance Corp, and worked in the aerospace industry on the Apollo project. He is the author of nine books. He writes “The Scholarly Publishing Scene”, a column for the magazine Against the Grain. He lives in Delmar, New York, with his wife, Arlene.

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Owner, Myer Kutz Associates. Inc., Delmar, NY, USA

About the Editor

Myer Kutz

Myer Kutz has been heading his own firm, Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., since 1990. For the past several years, he has focused on writing and developing engineering handbooks on a wide range of technical topics, such as mechanical, materials, biomedical, transportation, and environmentally conscious engineering. Earlier, his firm supplied consulting services to a large client roster, including Fortune 500 companies, scientific societies, and large and small publishers. He has been a trustee of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and chaired committees of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Association of American Publishers. He holds engineering degrees from MIT and RPI, served as an officer in the US Army Ordnance Corp, and worked in the aerospace industry on the Apollo project. He is the author of nine books. He writes “The Scholarly Publishing Scene”, a column for the magazine Against the Grain. He lives in Delmar, New York, with his wife, Arlene.

Affiliations and Expertise

Owner, Myer Kutz Associates. Inc., Delmar, NY, USA

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