ASM-05306G-2011 Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, Second Edition

The completely revised Second Edition of Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist provides a solid understanding of the basic principles and current practices of metallurgy. The new edition has been extensively updated with broader coverage of topics, new and improved illustrations, and more explanation of basic concepts. It is a "must-have" ready reference on metallurgy!

Summary Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 The Accidental Birth of a No-Name Alloy
  • Chapter 2 Structure of Metals and Alloys
  • Chapter 3 Mechanical Properties and Strengthening Mechanisms
  • Chapter 4 Discovering Metals-A Historical Overview
  • Chapter 5 Modern Alloy Production
  • Chapter 6 Fabrication and Finishing of Metal Products
  • Chapter 7 Testing and Inspection of Metals-The Quest for Quality
  • Chapter 8 Steel Products and Properties
  • Chapter 9 Heat Treatment of Steel
  • Chapter 10 Cast Irons
  • Chapter 11 Tool Steels and High-Speed Steels
  • Chapter 12 Stainless Steels
  • Chapter 13 Nonferrous Metals- A Variety of Possibilities
  • Chapter 14 Heat Treatment of Nonferrous Alloys
  • Chapter 15 Coping with Corrosion
  • Chapter 16 The Durability of Metals and Alloys
  • Chapter 17 The Materials Selection Process
  • Appendix 1 Glossary
  • Appendix 2 Universal Constants and Conversion Factors
  • Appendix 3 Steel Hardness Conversions
  • Appendix 4 Physical Properties of Metals and the Periodic Table
  • Index
About the Editor

Dr. Arthur C. Reardon earned his bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics in 1986 at the State University of New York College at Oswego. He later earned his M.S. in mechanical and aerospace sciences, and his Ph.D. in materials science at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. He is an experienced professional in materials science, engineering, and metallurgy with extensive work experience in research and development, alloy design, process metallurgy, mechanical engineering, material selection, and customer technical support. Dr. Reardon has worked in the industry for over 18 years; more than ten years were spent working as a senior process metallurgist at Crucible Specialty Metals where he led projects in the melting, forging, rolling, finishing, and inspection operations, and provided metallurgical support for the annealing and heat treating operations; this included processing of a large number of 300 and 400 series stainless steels, valve steels, tool steels, high speed steels, and a variety of other specialty steel grades. He worked closely with the members of the research division on the design and development of state-of-the-art alloys using both traditional air-melt and powder metallurgy processing techniques.

Dr. Reardon worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering at Syracuse University where he taught a junior level engineering course entitled Materials, Properties, and Processing for nine consecutive years. He earned his professional engineering license in the discipline of metallurgy, and is licensed in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. He has numerous technical publications in refereed scientific journals spanning subjects from low temperature physics and fracture mechanics to the simulation of atomic solidification processes and laser theory. He has been a member of ASM International since 1988, and currently serves as a member of the ASM International Technical Books Committee.

  • Publisher: ASM International
  • Editor: Arthur C. Reardon
  • Published: October 01, 2011
  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 513
  • Product code: 05306G
  • ISBN: 9781615038213