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Topic Title: BOOK: The Superalloys: Fundamentals and Applications
Topic Summary: R. C. Reed, Cambridge University Press, 2006
Created On: 7/24/2007 9:29 AM

 7/24/2007 9:29 AM

Lynette Karabin

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Joined: 2/5/2007

Superalloys are unique high temperature materials used in gas turbine engines, which display excellent resistance to mechanical and chemical degradation. This book presents the underlying metallurgical principles which have guided their development and practical aspects of component design and fabrication from an engineering standpoint. The topics of alloy design, process development, component engineering, lifetime estimation and materials behaviour are described, with emphasis on critical components such as turbine blading and discs. The first introductory text on this class of materials, it will provide a strong grounding for those studying physical metallurgy at the advanced level, as well as practising engineers. Included at the end of each chapter are exercises designed to test the reader’s understanding of the underlying principles presented. Solutions for instructors and additional resources are available at
• Includes end-of-chapter questions and solutions manual available • First introductory textbook on the superalloys • Contains details of the materials science and engineering of high temperature components used for turbine systems

CITATION: Reed, R. C., The Superalloys: Fundamentals and Applications. Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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