Best Reference Books – Heat Treatment of Metals

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Heat Treatment of Metals subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Heat Treatment of Metals along with reviews.

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1. “Heat Treatment of Metals” by B Zakharov

“Heat Treatment of Metals” Book Review: The book provides elaborate discussions on heat treatment of metals. The coverage of the book includes Transformations in Steel during its Heat-Treatment, Elements of the Process of Heat-Treating, Heat-Treating Processes, and Heat-Treatment of Cast Irons and Non-Ferrous Alloys, transformations in steel during its heat, transformations in Steel on heating, Transformations in Steel on Cooling etc. The book can benefit undergraduate as well as postgraduate students in mechanical engineering and related fields.

2. “Physical Metallurgy for Engineers” by Donald S. Clark

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“Physical Metallurgy for Engineers” Book Review: The book deals with the field of physical metallurgy. The coverage of the book includes selection, treatment, and use of metals and alloys, the structure of matter, physical properties, and mechanical properties, metallurgy in engineering, metals and alloy systems, iron carbon alloys etc. The emphasis is given to the fundamentals and caters to the understanding of the basic science and art of metallurgy. The book can be of use to all those who want to brush up their basics and get good hold of the fundamental principles.

3. “Heat Treatment of Metals” by Vijendra Singh

“Heat Treatment of Metals” Book Review: The book provides elaborate discussions on heat treatment of metal. The coverage of the book includes iron-carbon diagram, grain size of steels, Hardenability, heat treatment of steels, heat treatments to ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, hardening due to age, Indian standards, AISI specifications and British standards etc. The book also provides clear demonstrations on software metallurgies in formulating computer programmes particularly in selection of steel for a new product or for replacement of costly steel. It also provides numerous numerical problems that can provide readers with practical exposure to steel design. The book can benefit not only students in metallurgy engineering but also engineers working in the industry.

4. “Heat Treatment: Principles and Techniques” by Rajan

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“Heat Treatment: Principles and Techniques” Book Review: The book elaborates on heat treatment and its applications in achieving the designed characteristics in a given material. The book provides a comprehensive coverage of various important concepts such as heat treatment of commercial steels, cast irons and non-ferrous metals and alloys, nature of metals and alloys; principles of heat treatment of steels; heat treatment processes; possible defects, causes and remedies in heat treatment; and inspection and quality control in heat treatment. The book is packed with a number of figures for better understanding and an exhaustive set of problems and multiple choice questions for extensive practice.

5. “Heat Treatment of Metals, Vol.1” by J L Smith and G M Russell

“Heat Treatment of Metals, Vol.1” Book Review: This textbook is available in two volumes and together, these volumes provide a comprehensive understanding of steel heat treatment with a practical approach. The coverage of this volume includes residual stress and distortion, hardenability, prediction, modeling, effects of steel alloy chemistry on heat treatment, vacuum heat treatment, quenching, process equipment carburizing, nitriding, and metallography. The book also elaborates on materials, manufacturing, heat treatment, maintenance, mechanical, industrial, and process and quality control aspects of heat treatment. The book can serve as a ready reference for undergraduate and graduate students in relevant disciplines.

6. “Heat Treatment of Metals, Vol.2” by J L Smith and G M Russell

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“Heat Treatment of Metals, Vol.2” Book Review: The book, available in two volumes, provides a complete understanding of heat treatment of metals. The coverage of this textbook includes topics such as treatments for tool steels, stainless steels, and powder metallurgy components, vacuum processes, designing quench processes, steel transformation mechanisms, nitriding techniques, metallurgical property testing, and distortion of heat-treated components etc. The book provides updated coverage on various industrial trends, nomenclature and classifications. The book can serve as a guide for students as well as practitioners in metallurgy engineering and relevant fields.

7. “Steel Heat Treatment Handbook (Steel Heat Treatment Handbook, Second Edition)” by George E Totten and Maurice A H Howes

“Steel Heat Treatment Handbook (Steel Heat Treatment Handbook, Second Edition)” Book Review: This textbook provides a comprehensive coverage of steel heat treatment. The coverage of the book includes residual stress and distortion, hardenability prediction, modeling, effects of steel alloy chemistry on heat treatment, quenching, carburizing, nitriding, vacuum heat treatment, metallography, and process equipment. It also covers principles of heat treatment, quenching technology, strain gauge procedures, X-ray diffraction, and other residual stress measurement methods. It makes use of an uncountable number of tables, figures and photographs for fine delivery of theory and understandability.

8. “Casting, Heat Treatment and Metal Joining Process: Manufacturing Engineering” by SAURABH KUMAR

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“Casting, Heat Treatment and Metal Joining Process: Manufacturing Engineering” Book Review: The book provides a practical take on the various aspects of manufacturing such as casting, heat treatment and metal joining processes. The coverage of the book includes casting process, pattern allowance, slush casting, die casting, shell casting, Annealing, normalizing, hardening, metal joining process etc. The text is presented in an interactive manner. The book also provides explanations on types of welding, grafting system, tempering etc. It covers each concept in a question-answer format. The theory is supported by diagrams, figures and colored photographs.

9. “Heat Treatment, Selection and Application of Tool Steels” by William E Bryson

“Heat Treatment, Selection and Application of Tool Steels” Book Review: The book deals with heat treatment, selection and applications as well as practical information about machinability, shock resistance, wear, and extending tool life. The coverage of the book includes properly heat treating a wide range of tool steels, powdered tool steel CPM 10V, carburizing, cryogenic treatment etc. The book makes use of a comprehensive glossary and tables on properties, attributes, qualities etc. The book can be of great use to students in metallurgy engineering and related fields. It can also cater to the needs of tool makers, heat treaters, and engineers working in the industry.

10. “PHYSICAL METALLURGY: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE” by V RAGHAVAN

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“Physical Metallurgy: Principles and Practice” Book Review: The book provides discussions on principles and applications of engineering metals and alloys. The coverage of the book includes phase transformations, heat treatment of steels and nonferrous alloys, shape memory alloys, solidification, fatigue, fracture and corrosion, application of engineering alloys, nanomaterials etc. It also provides thorough coverage of phase diagrams and various other concepts of physical metallurgy. The book can benefit students in metallurgy engineering and other relevant fields. The book can also be a useful resource in preparing for various competitive examinations.

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