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The selection and application of engineered materials is an integrated process that requires an understanding of the interaction between materials properties, manufacturing characteristics, design considerations, and the total life cycle of the product. This reference book on engineering plastics provides practical and comprehensive coverage on how the performance of plastics is characterized during design, property testing, and failure analysis. The fundamental structure and properties of plastics are reviewed for general reference, and detailed articles describe the important design factors, properties, and failure mechanisms of plastics. The effects of composition, processing, and structure are detailed in articles on the physical, chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Other articles cover failure mechanisms such as: crazing and fracture; impact loading; fatigue failure; wear failures, moisture related failure; organic chemical related failure; photolytic degradation; and microbial degradation. Characterization of plastics in failure analysis is described with additional articles on analysis of structure, surface analysis, and fractography.
Originally published in 1994, this second edition of Corrosion in the Petrochemical Industry collects peer-reviewed articles written by experts in the field of corrosion that were specifically chosen for this book because of their relevance to the petrochemical industry. This edition expands coverage of the different forms of corrosion, including the effects of metallurgical variables on the corrosion of several alloys. It discusses protection methods, including discussion of corrosion inhibitors and corrosion resistance of aluminum, magnesium, stainless steels, and nickels. It also includes a section devoted specifically to petroleum and petrochemical industry related issues.
This book presents one of the most comprehensive collections of fatigue data yet available for aluminum alloys, tempers, and products. The data are presented in a consistent format, conveniently arranged by alloy and temper. These data were developed and recorded under consistent conditions and using standard procedures, so valid comparisons can be made among the alloys in the data sets. The first part of the book explains the origin of the data, fatigue testing and data analysis procedures, and provides guidelines for the use and interpretation of the data. Detailed discussions are included on the effect of temperature, production process variables, shape, orientation, and joining and finishing technologies on aluminum alloy fatigue. Both elevated temperatures and cryogenic temperatures are examined. The remainder of the book comprises more than 1,100 fatigue data curves, all drawn to consistent formats. Types of fatigue curves included are rotating beam, flexural fatigue, axial-stress fatigue, torsional fatigue, and modified Goodman diagrams. A vast majority of the data had been considered proprietary. This is the first time much of it is made available to the public to assist in a broader understanding of the behavior and application of aluminum alloys.Most comprehensive collections of aluminum fatigue data More than 1,100 fatigue data curves, all drawn to consistent formats conveniently arranged by alloy and temper Rotating beam reverse bending fatigue, flexural fatigue, axial-stress fatigue, torsional fatigue, and modified Goodman diagrams presented.
Heat treating handbook set includes: Volume 4A: Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes Volume 4B: Steel Heat Treating Technologies Volume 4C: Induction Heating and Heat Treatment Volume 4D: Heat Treating of Irons and Steels ASM Handbook, Volume 4A focuses on the fundamental aspects of steel heat treating and the many processes of steel heat treating. ASM Handbook, Volume 4B continues coverage from Volume 4A and covers the equipment, operational, and technological aspects of steel heat treatment. ASM Handbook, Volume 4C compiles an all-new, comprehensive resource on induction thermal processes in the twenty-first century. ASM Handbook, Volume 4D concludes the ASM Handbook volumes on ferrous heat treatment and details the heat treatment and properties of the many different types of steels and cast irons, and describes the processing and properties that influence the selection of steels for heat treatment.
Systems Failure Analysis gives your product teams the tools and concepts to get at the root causes of defects and failures in complex manufacturing and engineered systems.. The techniques described can be applied to assessing and preventing a show stopper failure that brings an organization to a halt as well as to finding and correcting root causes of unacceptable variations in a system. The methods described in Systems Failure Analysis can help you identify and evaluate all potential failure causes and avoid just jumping to conclusions about the perceived obvious ones. Quantifying the hidden factory of process variations also can help prevent failures and improve productivity and yields by reducing scrap or rework. The techniques in Systems Failure Analysis focus on a team approach, and it is written as a practical reference for all members of your product or failure analysis team including:Engineering Quality assurance Manufacturing technicians Purchasing personnel Field service personnel Operators or other users In both development and failure analysis, identifying all potential causes of failure can save valuable time. Several proven methods are discussed, including:Brainstorming Ishikawa diagrams The 5-whys approach Mind mapping Fault tree analysis In particular, fault tree analysis is covered in detail as the preferred in many cases for its systematic coverage. The book then describes several technologies to objectively evaluate potential causes. Written for development and manufacturing engineers, inspection specialists, quality assurance personnel, purchasing personnel, and field service engineers, Systems Failure Analysis will help any organization that produces or procures complex systems in the aerospace, defense, automotive, biomedical, electronic, energy, and process industries. The book is based on a course for organizations producing or procuring complex, high-technology systems.
This volume features the latest research and practical data from the premier event for the microelectronics failure analysis community. The papers cover a wide range of testing and failure analysis topics of practical value to anyone working to detect, understand, and eliminate electronic device and system failures. Case histories and review papers are included, as well as guides to new and unique tools and methodologies, applications and results. Includes papers relating to the analysis of integrated circuits, MEMS, nanodevices, optoelectronics, discrete and passive components, electronic packaging, card level components, and electronic systems in the following areas: New and emerging analytical concepts Diagnostic testing and debug Physical fault isolation (optical, thermal, magnetic, etc.) Electrical characterisation and nanoprobing Scanning probe technology Microscopy (SEM, TEM, light microscopy, etc.) Physical circuit-edit techniques (FIB, laser, etc.) Sample preparation (milling, polishing, etching, grinding, etc.) Chemical and materials analysis (Auger, SIMS, RBS, etc.) Metrology and in-line characterisation and analysis Yield and reliability enhancement Competitive analysis Image processing Analytical thought process Laboratory and environmental safety and green processes Automation Laboratory management and finance Future challenges, especially those relating to the deep nanoscale regime