Interpretation of Metallographic Structures

Interpretation of Metallographic Structures

2nd Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Author: James Dvorak
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161947

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Interpretation of Metallographic Structures, Second Edition describes the features of metallographic structures using an optical reflection microscope. This book is divided into six chapters and starts with an examination of the polycrystalline structures, subgrain boundaries, and an overview of cold and hot working, as well as recrystallization and grain growth. The next chapter explores the metallography of fracture, which involves visual inspection, low-power stereoptic light microscopy, polished-section light-reflection microscopy, and the scanning electron microscope. This topic is followed by discussions of the different types of crystallizations, the mechanism of solid-state transformation, and the diffusion and other transport processes. The last chapter involves the measurement aspects in metallography, including measurement of grain and particles sizes, as well as their distribution. This book is intended primarily to metallurgists and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to Second Edition

    Preface to First Edition


    Chapter I Polycrystalline Structure

    Equiaxed, Single Phase, Polycrystalline Grain Structure

    Subgrain Boundaries

    Metallography of Cold Working

    Recrystallization and Grain Growth

    Metallography of Hot Working


    Chapter II Metallography of Fracture

    Crack Nucleation

    Stress-Corrosion and Other Environmentally Induced Cracking

    Fatigue Cracking

    Toughness Indications

    Creep Rupture

    Chapter III Crystallization

    Dendritic Crystallization

    Eutectic Crystallization

    Peritectic Crystallization

    Liquid Immiscibility

    Metastable Crystallization

    Coring in Cast Structures

    Incipient Melting

    Columnar Cast Grain Structure

    Grain Size in Cast Structures

    Porosity in the Cast Structure

    Crystallization from Nonmetallic Media

    Chapter IV Solid State Transformation

    Precipitation from Solid Solution

    The Eutectoid Transformation

    The Peritectoid Transformation

    Martensitic Transformation

    Chapter V Diffusion and Transport Process


    Intermetallic Diffusion

    Liquid Metal Penetration

    Gas-Metal Reactions


    Chapter VI Quantitative Metallography

    Kinds of Measurements

    Measurement of Grain Size

    Other Geometric Properties of Grains

    Measurement of Particle Sizes

    Size and Distribution of Spherical Particles

    Size and Distribution of Thin Circular Plate-Shaped Particles

    Size and Distribution of Long, Thin Rod-Shaped Particles

    Size and Distribution of Ellipsoidal Particles

    Mean Free Path between Particles

    Particle Size Distribution Functions

    Measurement of Dihedral Angles

    Accuracy in Quantitative Analysis


    Appendix Supplementary Reading Recommendations


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  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161947

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