ASM Specialty Handbook: Carbon and Alloy Steels
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Carbon and alloy steels are the workhorse of structural materials in modern engineering because of their very reasonable costs coupled with their many and varied properties that allow their use in such a large array of applications. It's very easy to take steel for granted and forget how much it's relied upon in critical uses such as cars, bridges, buildings, landing gear assemblies, and more.
It's what makes Carbon and Alloy Steels such an important work. The fourth in the ASM Specialty Handbook series, it places special emphasis on the processing and service characteristics of steel. You'll find detailed, yet practical information that will help you select the best grade for a particular environment or application. There are in-depth reviews on formability, weldability, machinability, and hardenability of the various steel grades. You'll also discover how adding certain alloys can significantly improve steel processing.
The strength and toughness section has been greatly expanded with more coverage than ever before of corrosion fatigue. You'll have access to extensive reports detailing which steels are more susceptible to environmental damage such as stress-corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement. Temperature effects relating to mechanical properties and corrosion are also discussed.
As a special feature, entirely new articles on steels for specific applications like bearings, gears, automotive, oil and gas pipelines, and more, are also discussed. Not only are material requirements covered, but applicable codes, standards, and specifications as well. You'll learn what problems and failures others have experienced and what you can do to avoid similar difficulties.