26 Best Books on Metallurgical Processes

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Metallurgical Processes, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Metallurgical Processes Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Metallurgical Processes below.

1. Modelling of Metallurgical Processes

1."Engineering Process Metallurgy" by R I L Guthrie
Book Review: This book covers the concepts of heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid flow, chemical reaction, and many different processes that happen in engineering equipment, living organisms and environment. The book makes use of simple algebra and elementary calculus and also provides many numerical methods for examining the processes that are based on physical considerations. The book also helps the readers to understand the physical aspects of heat transfer and fluid flow and rectify their analysis and interpret the results correctly.

2."Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow" by Patankar S V
Book Review: This book demonstrates the advantages that the steelmaking industry and its customers have got in the past few years. The book also demonstrates the techniques that minimize impurities, nonmetallic inclusions and optimizes the casting temperature, alloy element content and homogeneity. The book demonstrates the techniques of diverse refinement processes and secondary steelmaking that are used to achieve the desired results.

3."Secondary Steel Making – Principles and Applications" by A Ghosh
Book Review: This book examines the scientific basics and illustrates many unit processes that are connected to secondary steelmaking. The book also carries out synthesis of science, technology and also investigates the associated actions and its phenomena and presents a clear picture of clean steel manufacture and also provides information on the mathematical modeling that is of great importance to the field of process research.

4."Metallurgical Modelling of Welding (Materials Modelling)" by Oystein Grong
“Metallurgical Modelling of Welding (Materials Modelling)” Book Review: A broad spectrum of topics of welding metallurgy are covered. The book can be accessed by students, researchers and engineers. An overview of the fundamental principles of welding is provided. Efficiency and optimisation of processes and properties is emphasised. The scope of development of weldable alloys in future is discussed. Readers can also find several worked out exercises.

5."Handbook on Material and Energy Balance Calculations in Metallurgical Processes" by H Alan Fine and Gordon Geiger
“Handbook on Material and Energy Balance Calculations in Metallurgical Processes” Book Review: The mathematical concepts required in examining the material and energy balances are presented. Students and practising engineers can refer to this book. Concepts such as physical chemistry, linear algebra, and statistics are elucidated in the text. Topics covered include dimensions, units, conversion factors, stoichiometry, sampling and Measurements, material balances, thermochemistry, and energy balances.

6."Physical Chemistry of Metallurgical Processes" by M Shamsuddin
“Physical Chemistry of Metallurgical Processes” Book Review: Various metallurgical topics are discussed in this book. It is of use to students, researchers and working professionals of the field. Applications of various techniques employed in the extraction of several metals are also examined. Readers can also find several worked out problems throughout the text aiding the concepts elucidated. Roasting of sulfide minerals, matte smelting, slag, reduction of oxides and reduction smelting, interfacial phenomena and steelmaking are a few of the topics covered.

7."Instrumentation and Control for the Chemical, Mineral and Metallurgical Processes" by V R Radhakrishnan
“Instrumentation and Control for the Chemical, Mineral and Metallurgical Processes” Book Review: Concepts of process instrumentation are elucidated in the book. It is of importance to engineering students of various disciples. Classical as well as modern concepts of the subject are discussed. Basic and general characteristics of instrumentation devices are covered. The physico-chemical principles extended to the working of transducers are described. Emphasis is laid on various kinds of errors and minimization strategies. Instrumentation devices used to measure flow, pressure, level, temperature, viscosity, density, composition and particle size are also included in the text.

8."Innovative Process Development in Metallurgical Industry: Concept to Commission" by Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan and Raja Roy
“Innovative Process Development in Metallurgical Industry: Concept to Commission” Book Review: The book covers various aspects from theoretical to commercialization of metallurgical processes. It can be accessed by students of metallurgy, plant operators and newcomers of the field. Necessity for innovative process development is described. Selection procedure and optimization strategies of process steps are also discussed. The commercial aspects such as engineering, equipment selection and procurement are also examined. Various case studies are provided in the text for a better understanding.

9."Stoichiometry and Thermodynamics of Metallurgical Processes" by Y K Rao
“Stoichiometry and Thermodynamics of Metallurgical Processes” Book Review: Concepts of stoichiometry and thermodynamics are covered in this book. It is recommended to students, metallurgists, materials scientists as well as chemists and working professionals. Both theoretical and practical approaches to the understanding of the subject are considered. Applications of the elucidated concepts are given importance. Initially, the book deals with fundamentals of physical chemistry and thermodynamics before diving into complex topics. Readers can find a plethora of solved and unsolved problems throughout the text.

10."Handbook of Metallurgical Process Design (Materials Engineering)" by George E Totten and Kiyoshi Funatani
“Handbook of Metallurgical Process Design (Materials Engineering)” Book Review: A wide variety of properties and processes of metallurgy are studied in the book. Students of undergraduate as well as post graduate level courses can refer to this book. Processes such as forming, casting, heat treatment, machining, and surface engineering are covered in the book. Computer simulation and its application to alloy designing is studied. Alloy design for various materials including steel, iron, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, super alloy compositions and copper are also discussed.

2. Design and Diffusion in Metallurgical Processes

1."Metallurgical Process Engineering" by Ruiyu Yin
“Metallurgical Process Engineering” Book Review: The book explains the large-scale integrated theory on the level of manufacturing production processes. It puts forward concepts for exploring non-equilibrium and irreversible complex systems. It focuses on the dynamic and orderly operation of the steel plant manufacturing process. It also explains the major elements which are the flow, process network and program. The book aims at establishing a quasi-continuous and continuous process system for improving several techno-economic indices, minimizing dissipation and enhancing the market competitiveness and sustainability of steel plants. The book is intended for engineers, researchers and managers in the field of metallurgical engineering, industrial design and process engineering.

2."Theory and Methods of Metallurgical Process Integration" by Ruiyu Yin
“Theory and Methods of Metallurgical Process Integration” Book Review: The book describes the basic elements and characteristics of steel manufacturing processes and operations. It also proposes a theory of precise dynamic design and integration of steel plants. It has a description and analysis of the dynamic operation of the steel manufacturing process. The book explains the study of dynamic integration for the “mass-energy-time-space-information” during the steel manufacturing process. It extends the research methodology and future direction of the metallurgical process. It explains the study of physical essence and the running rules of the dynamic operation of the steel manufacturing process.

3."Titanium Science and Technology (Metallurgical Society of Aime Proceedings)" by H Burte
4."Metallurgical and Ceramic Protective Coatings" by K H Stern
“Metallurgical and Ceramic Protective Coatings” Book Review: The book gives an up-to-date, good exposition of the major condensed phase methods used for producing metallurgical and ceramic coating. Every topic is thoroughly discussed. The principle of the method, application and technical aspects involved are described for each chapter. The book tells about established technologies which are familiar to specialists. It also gives detailed activity on the frontier of coating technology. It gives an insight into the technologies which are not fully developed but will emerge in the near future.

5."Applied Measurements in Mineral & Metallurgical Processing (IFAC Workshop Series)" by G Sommer
“Applied Measurements in Mineral & Metallurgical Processing (IFAC Workshop Series)” Book Review: The book provides an insight on the application of measurements in various mineral industries such as gold, platinum and diamond. It presents a culmination of various lectures, opinions and findings shared by various top scientists and engineers around the world. The text provides an insight into the practices, techniques, technologies and studies from world’s leading minerals and metals industries. The book can help readers get a real world and practical taste of measurements done under rigorous physical conditions such as high temperature and high pressure. It also contains research papers, shedding light on measurement applications in metal processing.

6."Engineering Materials and Metallurgy" by Srinivasan R

3. Computer Applications in Metallurgical Processes

1."Purification Process and Characterization of Ultra High Purity Metals: Application of Basic Science to Metallurgical Processing (Springer Series in Materials Processing)" by Yoshio Waseda and Minoru Isshiki
“Purification Process and Characterization of Ultra High Purity Metals: Application of Basic Science to Metallurgical Processing (Springer Series in Materials Processing)” Book Review: Substantial enhancement of important properties of materials is manifested when impurity concentrations are reduced to extremely low levels. Current technologies are not fully adequate and the frontiers of our present knowledge of theory and practice need exploration. New concepts and methodologies are evolving and novel purification processes are being developed for producing ultra-high-purity metals with purpose-designed atomic patterns for sophisticated functional applications. This book gives a critical, up-to-date evaluation starting with an extended introductory treatise on the fundamentals, followed by a detailed description of the new methods of purification of transition metals and rare earth metals, including their characterization. The subject is approached both from the basic science and applied engineering points of view.

2."Pulse Current Gas Metal Arc Welding: Characteristics, Control and Applications (Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology)" by Prakriti Kumar Ghosh
“Pulse Current Gas Metal Arc Welding: Characteristics, Control and Applications (Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology)” Book Review: This book provides basic understanding of the control and distribution of energy in P-GMAW systems which is presented in-depth academic understanding of the P-GMAW process. This book is a compilation on high deposition pulse current GMAW processes. The nine chapters of this monograph may serve as a comprehensive knowledge tool to use advanced welding engineering in prospective applications. The contents of this book will prove useful to the shop floor welding engineer in handling this otherwise critical welding process with confidence. It will also serve to inspire researchers to think critically on more versatile applications of the unique nature of pulse current in the GMAW process to develop cutting edge welding technology.

3."Metallurgical application of solvent extraction: fundamentals of the process" by Donald W Bridges
“Metallurgical application of solvent extraction: fundamentals of the process” Book Review: The technology is used in applications as diverse as ore processing, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, industrial chemicals, petrochemicals, food industry, purification of base metals and refining of precious metals. There are several reasons to use extraction in the chemistry lab. It is a principal method for isolating compounds from plant materials. Extraction moves compounds from one liquid to another, so that they can be more easily manipulated or concentrated. It also enables the selective removal of components in a mixture. Through this book the reader gets an insight about the various.

4."Resistance Welding: Fundamentals and Applications" by Hongyan Zhang and Jacek Senkara
“Resistance Welding: Fundamentals and Applications” Book Review: Drawing on state-of-the-art research results, Resistance Welding: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition systematically presents fundamental aspects of important processes in resistance welding and discusses their implications on real-world welding applications. This updated edition describes progress made in resistance welding research and practice. The book begins with chapters on the metallurgical processes in resistance spot welding, the basics of welding schedule selection, and cracking in the nugget and heat-affected zone of alloys. The next several chapters discuss commonly conducted mechanical tests, the monitoring and control of a welding process, and the destructive and nondestructive evaluation of weld quality. The authors then analyze the mechanisms of expulsion—a process largely responsible for defect formation and other unwanted features—and explore an often overlooked topic in resistance welding-related research: the influence of mechanical aspects of welding machines. The final chapters explain how to numerically simulate a resistance welding process and apply statistical design and analysis approaches to welding research.

5."Metallurgy Fundamentals: Ferrous and Nonferrous" by Daniel A Brandt and J C Warner
“Metallurgy Fundamentals: Ferrous and Nonferrous” Book Review: The first part of the book reviews the effects of processing on the properties of metals with a range of chapters on such phenomena as phase transformations, types of kinetic reaction, transport and interfacial phenomena. Authors discuss how these processes and the resulting properties of metals can be modelled and predicted. Part two discusses the implications of this research for improving steelmaking and steel properties. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Fundamentals of metallurgy is an invaluable reference for steelmakers and manufacturers requiring high-performance steels in such areas as automotive and aerospace engineering. It will also be useful for those dealing with non-ferrous metals and alloys, material designers for functional materials, environmentalists and above all, high technology industries designing processes towards materials with tailored properties.

6."Maraging Steels: Recent Developments and Applications" by R U Wilson
“Maraging Steels: Recent Developments and Applications” Book Review: Maraging steel is used in aircraft, with applications including landing gear, helicopter undercarriages, slat tracks and rocket motor cases – applications which require high strength-to-weight material. Maraging steel offers an unusual combination of high tensile strength and high fracture toughness. Most high-strength steels have low toughness, and the higher their strength the lower their toughness. The rare combination of high strength and toughness found with maraging steel makes it well suited for safety-critical aircraft structures that require high strength and damage tolerance. Maraging steel is strong, tough, low-carbon martensitic steel which contains hard precipitate particles formed by thermal ageing.

7."Metallurgical Applications of Bacterial Leaching and Related Microbiological Phenomena" by Lawrence Murr
“Metallurgical Applications of Bacterial Leaching and Related Microbiological Phenomena” Book Review: Metallurgical Applications of Bacterial Leaching and Related Microbiological Phenomena is a collection of papers presented at the International Symposium. This book is organized into three sections encompassing 26 chapters. Section I emphasizes the role of microorganisms in the kinetics of leaching and similar metallurgical processes by stimulating a strong interaction between microbiologists and metallurgists. This section also discusses the basic study of microorganisms, in the strictly microbiological aspects of metal extraction and attendant conversion kinetics, and in the practical, engineering aspects of extraction. Section II deals with the microbiological leaching of waste materials, such as fly ash, slags, and jarosite-type leach residues. This section also describes a microbiological process for the recovery of sulfur in its elemental form from sulfate and sulfuric acid-containing aqueous wastes that are to be released in the environment. A microbiological leaching process for the removal of inorganic sulfur contained in coal is also described in this section.

8."Materials and Processes: for Spacecraft and High Reliability Applications" by Barrie D Dunn
“Materials and Processes: for Spacecraft and High Reliability Applications” Book Review: The book will help in problem solving as it also presents more than 100 case studies and failure investigations from the space sector that can, by analogy, be applied to other industries. Difficult-to-find material data is included for reference. The sciences of metallic (primarily) and organic materials presented throughout the book demonstrate how they can be applied as an integral part of spacecraft product assurance schemes, which involve quality, material and processes evaluations, and the selection of mechanical and component parts. The objective of this book is to assist scientists and engineers select the ideal material or manufacturing process for particular applications; these could cover a wide range of fields, from light-weight structures to electronic hardware. This Handbook is also directed to those involved in maximizing the reliability of new materials and processes for space technology and space engineering. It will be invaluable to engineers concerned with the construction of advanced structures or mechanical and electronic subsystems.

9."Industrial Applications of Soft Computing: Paper, Mineral and Metal Processing Industries (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing)" by Kauko Leiviskä
“Industrial Applications of Soft Computing: Paper, Mineral and Metal Processing Industries (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing)” Book Review: This book describes the principles and results of industrial applications of Soft Computing methods and introduces new possibilities to gain technical and economic benefits by using this methodology. The book shows how fuzzy logic and neural networks have been used in the Finnish paper and metallurgical industries putting emphasis on processes, applications and technical and economic results. Applications of Soft Computing have recently increased and methodological development has been strong. The book is a collection of new interesting industrial applications introduced by several research groups and industrial partners.

10."Control '90 - Mineral and Metallurgical Processing: Dedicated to the Memory of Gilles Andre Barbery" by K Rajamani and J A Herbst
We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Metallurgical Processes and came out with a recommended list and their reviews. If any more book needs to be added to this list, please email us. We are working on free pdf downloads for books on Metallurgical Processes and will publish the download link here. Fill out this Metallurgical Processes books pdf download" request form for download notification.

Subscribe to our Newsletters (Subject-wise). Participate in the Sanfoundry Certification contest to get free Certificate of Merit. Join our social networks below and stay updated with latest contests, videos, internships and jobs!

Youtube | Telegram | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Manish Bhojasia - Founder & CTO at Sanfoundry
Manish Bhojasia, a technology veteran with 20+ years @ Cisco & Wipro, is Founder and CTO at Sanfoundry. He lives in Bangalore, and focuses on development of Linux Kernel, SAN Technologies, Advanced C, Data Structures & Alogrithms. Stay connected with him at LinkedIn.

Subscribe to his free Masterclasses at Youtube & technical discussions at Telegram SanfoundryClasses.