Aluminium Books 2015/2


by Vijay Mannari, Chintankumar J. Patel

What are paints and coatings composed of? This efficient reference book offers an optimum overview of the different constituents of the different types of coatings, explaining the chemistry, system and impacts of coating raw materials. That way, newcomers to the field of coatings gain a quick basic knowledge whereas chemists and laboratory assistants will find valuable insights on future trends and developments in the field of raw materials.

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by Ana Paula da Luz, Mariana A.L. Braulio and Victor C. Pandolfelli

Dedicated to a readership of academia, students, refractory manufacturers and refractory user industries from the sectors of iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, aluminium, cement, lime, glass and ceramics, high- performance composites and coatings, foundry, petrochemical, power generating and waste incineration. The book addresses the fundamentals of refractory castable engineering with three distinct themes being presented in a sequence that not only considers the formulation concepts and properties but also the features and the optimization of different systems. Three chapters are dedicated to the fundamentals of formulation design linked to dispersion, particle size distribution and packing, and different binder additives. Subsequent chapters then address the installation and drying steps, as well as the effects associated with the main castable processing stages. The last four chapters move on to highlight the properties and optimization of traditional and novel monolithic formulations containing Magnesia, Spinel or Carbon and a treatise on the family of special castables. This perspective demonstrates the authors’ objectives to illustrate the various and complex steps and fundamentals involved in the design, processing and applications of these products. Furthermore, by applying the presented fundamentals for the development and production of such materials, high-performance castables can be developed, aiming to extend the equipment working life and cope with aggressive operational conditions. The authors were led by one of the world’s experts in the fi eld of monolithic refractories, Prof. Victor C. Pandolfelli, from Federal University of Sao Carlos in Brazil, who compiled with his co-authors Dr. Ana Paula da Luz and Dr. Mariana A.L. Braulio this ten chapter book dedicated to the engineering of modern refractory systems. The book is unique as its content has been reviewed by fellow experts worldwide in the fi eld of castables with Prof. Michel Rigaud acting as executive editor. It thus represents unrivalled peer reviewed content in terms of castable engineering compared to previous publications and provides the reader with a unifying holistic view of such complex subject.

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2015 Edition of Aluminum Design Manual

Essential Reference for Architects and Designers Now Available in Association Bookstore The Aluminum Association released the 2015 Aluminum Design Manual, the 10th edition of an essential reference for all professionals working with aluminum in structural applications. This latest version of the manual, which was last updated in 2010, is available to purchase through the Aluminum Association on-line bookstore at “The Aluminum Design Manual is absolutely indispensable for engineers designing buildings and other load bearing structures using aluminum,” said John Weritz, Vice President for Standards and Technology at the Aluminum Association. “Referenced in the 2015 International Building Code, compliance to that important standard makes the Aluminum Design Manual an essential document that allows engineers to create safe and innovative structures using modern, light-weight, corro- sion resistant aluminum alloys. The Design Manual is split into several key sections, including: Specification for Aluminum Structures - Provides rules for determining the strength of alumi- num structural components, connections and structures using either the allowable strength or load and resistance factor design method. Safety factors for buildings and bridges and resistance factors for buildings are also provided. The 2015 edition includes new or revised provisions concerning: • Material specifications • Modulus of elasticity, fatigue, compressive yield strength, and shear ultimate strength • Cast alloy strengths • Axial compression member buckling strength • Alternate methods for determining column and beam strengths • Flexural strength for yield, rupture, local buckling, and lateral-torsional buckling • Shear and torsional rupture strengths and shear strength of rods and in webs supported on one edge • Welded connections, including partial joint penetration groove welds • Testing, quality control and quality assurance …and much more. Commentary to the Specification for Aluminum Structures - Provides background for the provisions in the Specification for Aluminum Structures and references to the research on which the Specification is based. Design Guide - Addresses structural design issues not included in the Specification for Aluminum Structures, including diagrams, adhesive bonded joints, aluminum composite material, extrusion design, corrosion prevention, fire protection, sustainability and design references for aluminum structural components in bridges, rail cars, ships, pressure vessels, pipe and storage tanks. Material Properties - Includes alloy and temper designation systems for wrought and cast aluminum alloys; comparative characteristics of wrought alloys; typical mechanical and physical properties, including thermal expansion, electrical conductivity and density (all in US and SI units) and typical tensile strengths at various temperatures. Section Properties - Lists dimensions and section properties for aluminum channels, I-beams, angles, tees, zees, square and rectangular tube, round tube, pipe, and roofing and siding; sheet metal and wire gauges and section property formulas for various geometric shapes. Design Aids - Provides buckling constants for welded and unwelded alloys, 24 allowable stress tables for various alloy-tempers welded and unwelded, allowable load tables for fl exure for channels and I-beams, tread plate, roofing and siding; fastener strengths, minimum bend radii for aluminum sheet and plate, wire, and rod, allowable stresses for fillet welds and complete and partial groove welds, and formulas for moment, shear, and deflections for 50 beam cases. Illustrative Design Examples: includes 31 structural design calculation examples based on the Specifi cation for Aluminum Structures.

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