This compendium of twenty laboratory experiments on metals and alloys attempts provides insight into the relationship between the physical, mechanical properties of metals with grain structures/ microstructures. In almost all the experiments microstructural investigation is provided. Experiments have also been included on the determination of important mechanical and thermal properties and on the aqueous and atmospheric corrosion of metals. The theoretical background of each experiment is provided to enable students to understand the underlying principles and to appreciate the significance of the experiments.Information which could not be accommodated in the text of the experiments is provided in appendices. These include: reflection microscopy, experimental determination of transition points through cooling curves to get data for plotting phase diagrams, and quenching media for tempering of alloys.This book will be useful to the students of materials chemistry and materials science and students of various engineering courses. It will also be helpful to the students of industrial chemistry, practising engineers in metallurgical and mechanical engineering based industries.
A Laboratory Manual of Metals and Alloys: Volume II
av S.M. Ashraf