Light Alloys: Metallurgy of the Light Metals

Ian Polmear, David St. John, Jian Feng Nie, Ma Qian

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Light Alloys: From Traditional Alloys to Nanocrystals, Fifth Edition, covers the materials science, properties, manufacturing processes, and applications of key engineering metals in a single accessible volume. As use of these metals is now more widespread than ever, with routine use in motor vehicles and aircraft, this book includes materials characteristics and applications, heat treatment properties, fabrication, microstructure/property relationships, new applications, and processes. Provides a definitive, single volume overview on the light alloys. Presents new material on the processing, characteristics, and applications of these essential metals. Covers the latest applications and processes in the auto and aero industries.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages525
ISBN (Electronic)9780080994307
ISBN (Print)9780080994314
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2017

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