Metallurgy and Design of Alloys with Hierarchical Microstructures

Metallurgy and Design of Alloys with Hierarchical Microstructures

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  • Authors: Krishnan Sankaran, Rajiv Mishra
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120255
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128120682

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Metallurgy and Design of Alloys with Hierarchical Microstructures covers the fundamentals of processing-microstructure-property relationships and how multiple properties are balanced and optimized in materials with hierarchical microstructures widely used in critical applications. The discussion is based principally on metallic materials used in aircraft structures; however, because they have sufficiently diverse microstructures, the underlying principles can easily be extended to other materials systems. With the increasing microstructural complexity of structural materials, it is important for students, academic researchers and practicing engineers to possess the knowledge of how materials are optimized and how they will behave in service. The book integrates aspects of computational materials science, physical metallurgy, alloy design, process design, and structure-properties relationships, in a manner not done before. It fills a knowledge gap in the interrelationships of multiple microstructural and deformation mechanisms by applying the concepts and tools of designing microstructures for achieving combinations of engineering properties—such as strength, corrosion resistance, durability and damage tolerance in multi-component materials—used for critical structural applications.

Key Features

  • Discusses the science behind the properties and performance of advanced metallic materials
  • Provides for the efficient design of materials and processes to satisfy targeted performance in materials and structures
  • Enables the selection and development of new alloys for specific applications based upon evaluation of their microstructure as illustrated in this work


Academic and industrial researchers, students and practicing scientists and engineers within the aerospace and automobile industries, materials producers, materials processing and parts manufacturing companies, and government and private research laboratories engaged in materials research

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Modeling of Processing-Microstructure-Properties Relationships
    3. Alloy Design Approaches
    4. Aluminum Alloys
    5. Titanium Alloys
    6. Ultrahigh Strength Steels
    7. Magnesium Alloys
    8. Complex Alloys
    9. Alloy Design for Advanced Manufacturing
    10. Insertion of New Alloys

    Appendix 1. Thermodynamic Modeling of Alloys
    Appendix 2. Informatics for Alloy Design
    Appendix 3. Superposition of Strengthening Mechanisms

Product details

  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: June 14, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120255
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128120682

About the Authors

Krishnan Sankaran

Krishnan Sankaran
Dr. Krishnan K. Sankaran is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches a graduate level course titled “Metallurgy and Design of Alloys”. Dr. Sankaran specializes in aerospace materials and processes and retired as a Senior Technical Fellow from The Boeing Company in 2014. He received his Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. He has many publications and US and European patents. He has been an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at the Missouri Institute of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO. He was a member of the Research Board and the Council of The Welding Institute, UK. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Science of St. Louis and a member of AIAA, ASM and TMS. In 2012, he was elected as Honorary Member of the Indian Institute of Metals for his distinguished services and significant contributions to the metallurgical profession and research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Rajiv Mishra

Rajiv Mishra
Rajiv S. Mishra is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Site Director, NSF IUCRC for Friction Stir Processing, at the University of North Texas. Dr. Mishra’s publication record includes 255 papers. Out of these, 10 of his papers have more than 100 citations. He has many ‘firsts’ in the field of friction stir welding and processing. He co-authored the first review paper (2005), co-edited the first book on the subject (2007), edited/co-edited seven TMS symposium proceedings, and served as guest editor for Viewpoint Set in Scripta Materialia (2008). He also has three patents in this field. He published the first paper on friction stir processing (2000) as a microstructural modification tool.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Site Director, NSF IUCRC, University of North Texas, USA

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