Aluminium Books 2018/1

The Metallurgy of Anodizing Aluminum Connecting Science to Practice

By Runge, Jude Mary

In this book, the history of the concepts critical to the discovery and development of aluminum, its alloys and the anodizing process are reviewed to provide a foundation for the challenges, achievements, and understanding of the complex relationship between the aluminum alloy and the reactions that occur during anodic oxidation.  Empirical knowledge that has long sustained industrial anodizing is clarified by viewing the process as corrosion science, addressing each element of the anodizing circuit in terms of the Tafel Equation.  This innovative approach enables a new level of understanding and engineering control for the mechanisms that occur as the oxide nucleates and grows, developing its characteristic highly ordered structure, which impact the practical function of the anodic aluminum oxide.

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An Econometric Model of the U.S. Copper and Aluminum Industries: How Cost Changes Affect Substitution and Recycling

By Margaret E. Slade

Originally published in 1984. This book addresses the economics of the changing mineral industry, which is highly affected by energy economics. The study estimates, in quantitative terms, the short- to mid-term consequences of rising energy prices alongside falling ore quality for the copper and aluminum industries. The effects of changing cost factors on substitution between metals is assessed as is the potential for relying on increased recycling. Copper and aluminum industry problems should be representative of those faced by the mineral processing sector as a whole. Two complex econometric models presented here produce forecasts for the industries and the book discusses and reviews other econometric commodity models.

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Control for Aluminum Production and Other Processing Industries

By Mark P. Taylor, John J. J. Chen, Brent Richmond Young


An uncomfortable observation in the Shift Logs and Process Control records of most aluminum smelting plants is that process control failures, large and small, happen every day. Although only a small fraction of these failures give rise to catastrophic events, the difference between a disaster we read about and a failure which, although expensive, has no irreversible consequences, is only chance. Control for Aluminum Production and Other Processing Industries exemplifies new control thinking fused with an understanding of process variability, and how to diagnose abnormalities and their causes in aluminum production plants. Many real life examples in the book demonstrate the importance of human behavior and a scientific, questioning approach in the control of a technologically complex process. Written from the perspective of production staff and management, the book also gives readers a view into the human aspects of accidents and their analogy with failures in control of production. 

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Hot Deformation and Processing of Aluminum Alloys

By Hugh J. McQueen, Stefano Spigarelli, Michael E. Kassner

A comprehensive treatise on the hot working of aluminum and its alloys, Hot Deformation and Processing of Aluminum Alloys details the possible microstructural developments that can occur with hot deformation of various alloys, as well as the kind of mechanical properties that can be anticipated. The authors take great care to explain and differentiate hot working in the context of other elevated temperature phenomena, such as creep, superplasticity, cold working, and annealing. They also pay particular attention to the fundamental mechanisms of aluminum plasticity at hot working temperatures. Using extensive analysis derived from polarized light optical microscopy (POM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD) scanning electron-microscopy with electron backscatter imaging (SEM-EBSD), and orientation imaging microscopy (OIM), the authors examine those microstructures that evolve in torsion, compression, extrusion, and rolling.

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Aluminium Rolling: Processes, Principles & Applications 

by R. V. Singh

Aluminium Rolling has a very short history of about two centuries. The technology of rolling has matured and stabilized in the last decade or so, with sophistications resulting in higher degree of refinement and richness of final product.

Aluminium Rolling: Processes, Principles & Applications seeks to fill a perceived gap in published information available, which addresses both the theory and practice of aluminium rolling in a comprehensive manner. Although primarily focused on rolling, the book takes a much broader view, covering the entire production processes from ore to finished sheet, plate or foil product.

The author uses an analytical approach throughout the book and discusses various important aspects of the subject like Cold Rolling, Hot Rolling, Foil Rolling, Quality Control and Technical Extensions. The book will be useful to industrial professionals in production and marketing of aluminium-finished products. It will also be helpful to the professional institutions and university students who will find a good base to work further in this field.

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Iron in Aluminium Alloys: Impurity and Alloying Element (Advances in Metallic Alloys) 

by N.A. Belov , A.A. Aksenov, Dmitry G. Eskin


This volume discusses the phase composition and structure of iron-containing alloys, the influence of iron on various properties, the harmful effects of iron as an impurity. It considers the effect of iron on the structure and properties of aluminium alloys and defines ways to diminish this effect. The book also explores the use of iron in the development of new alloys and composites. It presents analyses of equilibrium and non-equilibrium phase diagrams and structure of iron-containing alloys to the development of new alloys and composite materials.

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Aluminium Alloy Corrosion of Aircraft Structures: Modelling and Simulation (Wit Transactions on State-Of-The-Art in Science and Engineer) 1st Edition

by J. A. DeRose, T. Suter, T. Hack, R. A. Adey

Bringing together the latest research, this book applies new modeling techniques to corrosion issues in aircraft structures. It describes complex numerical models and simulations from the microscale to the macroscale for corrosion of the aluminum (Al) alloys that are typically used for aircraft construction, such as AA2024. The approach is also applicable to a range of other types of structures, such as automobiles and other forms of ground vehicles. […] The corrosion models address pitting and intergranular corrosion (microscale) of Al alloys, crevice corrosion in occluded areas, such as joints (mesoscale), galvanic corrosion of aircraft structural elements (macroscale), as well as, the effect of surface protection methods (anodization, corrosion inhibitor release, clad layer, etc.). The book describes the electrochemical basis for the models, their numerical implementation, and experimental validation and how the corrosion rate of the Al alloys at the various scales is influenced by its material properties and the surface protection methods. 

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Energy and Resource Efficiency in Aluminium Die Casting (Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management) 1st ed. 2016 Edition

by Tim Heinemann


This monograph provides a field-proven approach to analyze industrial production with a cross-company scope as well as regarding all hierarchical system levels of manufacturing enterprises. The book exemplifies this approach in the context of aluminum die-casting, and presents a set of measures which allow a 30 percent energy reduction along the value chain. The target audience primarily comprises researchers and experts in the field but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

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Refractories for Aluminium: Electrolysis and the Cast House 2015th Edition

by Andrey Yurkov 


This book details the peculiarities of the requirements for refractories designed for aluminium metallurgical process: reduction, cast house, and anode production.  The author describes requirements specific to the properties and structure of refractory materials that differentiate it from the refractories for ferrous metallurgy and other refractories.  A comparison is drawn between the properties and structure of refractories and carbon cathode materials from different points of view: from the point of physical chemistry and chemistry interactions during the metallurgical process and from the point of design of reduction pots and furnaces with the aspect to the service lifetime of metallurgical aggregates.

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