Precipitation Hardening - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780082036081, 9781483147451

Precipitation Hardening

1st Edition

Authors: J. W. Martin
eBook ISBN: 9781483147451
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 244
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Precipitation Hardening deals with precipitation hardening, an important method by which the resistance to plastic deformation of a metal crystal may be increased. The impact made by X-ray methods, dislocation concepts, and electron microscopy is highlighted.
This book is divided into four sections and begins by outlining the broad basis of age-hardening, touching on topics such as the mechanisms of diffusion, phase equilibria, and nucleation. The X-ray metallography and electron microscopy of aging are examined next, along with changes in mechanical and physical properties on aging. This discussion is followed by a chapter on the metallography of aged alloys and theories of the mechanisms of hardening. The next section discusses the slip interference theory of the hardening of metals; precipitation hardening of aluminum-magnesium-zinc alloys and reversion through age-hardening; and the influence of small additions of silver on the aging of aluminum alloys. The final section outlines some theories of the mechanisms of hardening. This monograph will be useful to students and practitioners in the field of metallurgy.

Table of Contents



Part 1. Commentary

1. The Basis of Age-Hardening

2. Changes in Mechanical and Physical Properties on Aging

3. X-Ray and Electron Metallography of Aging

4. The Metallography of Deformed Alloys, and Theories of the Mechanisms of Hardening

Part 2. Papers

Section I

I.1. The Basis of Age-Hardening

Section II

II.1. The Discovery of Age-Hardening

II.2. Reversion

II.3. Tensile Properties

II.4. Resistivity Measurements

Section III

III.1. The Discovery of G.P. Zones

III.2. X-Ray Metallography of Aging

III.3. Electron Metallography of Aging

III.4. Trace Element Effects

Section IV

IV.1. Quantitative Metallography

IV.2. A Theory of Long-Range Particle-Dislocation Interaction

IV.3. Theory of Dislocation Bowing

IV.4. Verification of the Orowan Theory

IV.5. Theory of Yield with Particle Shear

IV.6. Theory of Work-Hardening of Precipitation-Hardened Alloys


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J. W. Martin

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University of Oxford, UK

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