Description

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.

Details

No. of pages:
610
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Print ISBN:
9780815515005
Electronic ISBN:
9780080947075

About the authors

Myer Kutz

Myer Kutz has headed his own firm, Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., since 1990. For the past several years, he has focused on writing and on developing engineering handbooks on a wide range of technical topics, such as mechanical, materials, biomedical, transportation, and environmentally conscious engineering, for a number of publishers, including Wiley, McGraw-Hill, and Elsevier. Earlier, his firm supplied consulting services to a large client roster, including Fortune 500 companies, scientific societies, and large and small publishers. The firm published two major multi-client studies, “The Changing Landscape for College Publishing” and “The Developing Worlds of Personalized Information.” Before starting his independent consultancy, Kutz held a number of positions at Wiley, including acquisitions editor, director of electronic publishing, and vice president for scientific and technical publishing. 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. In addition to his edited reference works, he is the author of nine books, including Temperature Control, published by Wiley, Rockefeller Power, published by Simon & Schuster, the novel, Midtown North, published under the name Mike Curtis, and most recently the independently published novel, In the Grip. He is the editor of the Bulletin of the Professional Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers and writes The Scholarly Publishing Scene column for the magazine Against the Grain. He lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife, Arlene.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Myer Kutz

Myer Kutz has headed his own firm, Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., since 1990. For the past several years, he has focused on writing and on developing engineering handbooks on a wide range of technical topics, such as mechanical, materials, biomedical, transportation, and environmentally conscious engineering, for a number of publishers, including Wiley, McGraw-Hill, and Elsevier. Earlier, his firm supplied consulting services to a large client roster, including Fortune 500 companies, scientific societies, and large and small publishers. The firm published two major multi-client studies, “The Changing Landscape for College Publishing” and “The Developing Worlds of Personalized Information.” Before starting his independent consultancy, Kutz held a number of positions at Wiley, including acquisitions editor, director of electronic publishing, and vice president for scientific and technical publishing. 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. In addition to his edited reference works, he is the author of nine books, including Temperature Control, published by Wiley, Rockefeller Power, published by Simon & Schuster, the novel, Midtown North, published under the name Mike Curtis, and most recently the independently published novel, In the Grip. He is the editor of the Bulletin of the Professional Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers and writes The Scholarly Publishing Scene column for the magazine Against the Grain. He lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife, Arlene.

Affiliations and Expertise

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