Aluminium Books 2019/2

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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Aluminium Alloys: Their Physical and Mechanical Properties

By J. Hirsch, B. Skrotzki, G. Gottstein


Aluminium is a well established modern lightweight engineering and functional material with a unique combination of specific properties like strength, formability, durability, conductivity, corrosion resistance, etc. It is present in many intelligent solutions in established markets like building, transport, packaging, printing, and many others, in our fast moving modern society. The various aluminium alloys can be processed quite efficiently in large quantities by conventional fabrication routes, as well as in special sophisticated forms and material combinations for highly innovative High-Tec solutions and applications. This book contains latest information about all these aspects in form of the refereed papers of the II th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys "ICAA", where world-wide experts from academia and engineers from industry present latest results and new ideas in fundamental as well as applied research. Since 22 years, the ICAA series provides scientists and engineers with a complete overview over the latest scientific and technological developments, featuring profound technology-based overviews and new innovative perspectives.

This book is a reference for the scientific community as well as for the aluminium industry working on aluminium alloy development, processing and application issues. It gives a global perspective on the current focus of international research with emphasis on in-depth understanding of specific properties and applications of conventional and advanced aluminium alloys.

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Aluminum - Elements

By John Farndon

Every single thing and person consists of elements, and this informative series will help young readers understand just how important the elements are and what role they play in the science of chemistry. Enhanced by easy-to-follow diagrams and full-color illustrations, the text explains how elements behave, their individual characteristics and their importance in everyday life. In addition to informative "fact boxes” each volume also contains "Did You Know" features which explore topics such as why carbon makes soft drinks fizz. A wonderfully balanced combination of color photographs, paintings and drawings enhance the text and assist in learning about each element.

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Aluminum-Silicon Casting Alloys: Atlas of Microfractographs

by Małgorzata Warmuzek

This atlas provides an in-depth understanding of the metallurgy and fracture behavior of aluminum-silicon casting alloys, which are used in a wide variety of automotive, aerospace, and consumer product applications. The atlas includes over 300 high-definition microfractographs of fracture profiles and fracture surfaces, accompanied with detailed descriptions and analysis of the fracture features and their significance in the selection, processing, properties, and performance of the alloy. The microfractographs are described and classified according to criteria described in detail in the introductory chapters in the book. The factors determining the fracture mechanism in these alloys, on the basis of their physical and mechanical properties and fracture mechanics, are described and analyzed. The set of micrographs in this atlas include several unique features: classification according to the alloy and its processing history, detailed analysis of selected microregions of the fracture surface, reference of the fracture features to the phase constituents of the alloy, and high resolution and high microscopic magnification of the SEM images. This book will be of great value to anyone involved in the selection, processing, application, testing, or evaluation of aluminum-silicon castings. The target audience includes metallurgists, foundry personnel, failure analysts, purchasers of castings, researchers in physical and mechanical metallurgy, students, and educators. 

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Handbook of Aluminum: Volume 2: Alloy Production and Materials Manufacturing

1st Edition

By George E. Totten, D. Scott MacKenzie


 This reference provides thorough and in-depth coverage of the latest production and processing technologies encountered in the aluminum alloy industry, discussing current analytical methods for aluminum alloy characterization as well as extractive metallurgy, smelting, master alloy formation, and recycling. The Handbook of Aluminum: Volume 2 examines environmental pollution and toxicity in each stage of aluminum alloy production and metal processing, illustrates microstructure evolution modeling, and describes work hardening, recovery, recrystallization, and grain growth. The authors cover potential applications of various aluminum intermetallics, recent surface modification techniques, and types and causes of aluminum alloy corrosion.

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Aluminum Recycling and Processing for Energy Conservation and Sustainability 

by John Green


For professionals concerned with sustainable development and energy conservation, this comprehensive reference provides a detailed overview and fundamental analysis of sustainability issues associated with the aluminum industry. It provides a benchmark in assessing a sustainable vision for positive economic and environmental progress, and it can serve as great reference for educating the next generation of engineers on the demands of sustainable development and the application of life-cycle assessment by industry.

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BASF Handbook Basics of Coating Technology - 3rd Revised Edition           

By Hans-Joachim Streitberger, Artur Goldschmidt


The industry’s most comprehensive handbook - now available in its third edition: the BASF Handbook covers the entire spectrum from coatings formulation and relevant production processes through to practical application aspects. It takes a journey through the industry’s various sectors, placing special emphasis on automotive coating and industrial coating in general. The new edition has been completely updated, featuring several new sections on nan products, low-emissions, bio based materials, wind turbine coating, and smart coatings.

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Coatings Formulation

By Bodo Müller, Ulrich Poth


Your comprehensive knowledge base when it comes to the formulation of paints and coatings: already in its third edition, this book imparts the composition of coatings clearly, placing special emphasis on the base binder in each type. Advice on specific formulations is then given before formulation guidelines are analysed. Examples of how to develop a real-life paint formulation round off this useful standard work.

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Aluminum Extrusion Technology

By P.K. Saha   


This book addresses the need within the industrial and academic communities for up-to-date information about aluminum extrusion due to the ever-increasing use of this technology in such areas as architecture and the manufacture of small machine components, structural and engineering assemblies, automobiles, and aircraft. The author provides practical references and reviews important theoretical concepts in the different areas of extrusion technology. This work is intended for technical and engineering personnel--plant managers, process and quality control managers, cast house managers, die shop managers, research and development managers, as well as research students in manufacturing.

Topics are presented with a balanced coverage of the relevant fundamentals and real-world practices so as to provide the reader with an in-depth understanding of the important interrelationships between the many technical and physical factors involved in the field of aluminum extrusion, as well as to explain how engineering science impacts the practical considerations. 

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