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Superplasticity in Metals and Ceramics

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Most materials fracture with relatively little plastic deformation. However, there is a class of materials, known as superplastic materials, that can undergo enormous deformation. The types of materials in which superplasticity is found now includes metals, metallic composites, intermetallics and ceramics. The ability of materials to exhibit superplasticity is of significant technological interest because complex shapes can be made directly, thereby avoiding complicated and costly joining and machine steps. The applications of superplastic formations were originally limited to the aerospace industry, but it has recently been expanded to include the automobile industries as a result of breakthroughs in the range of materials that can be made superplastic and the rate at which the phenomenon takes place.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521020343
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2005
  • Series: Cambridge Solid State Science Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Key historical contributions 5
3 Types of superplasticity 22
4 Mechanisms of high-temperature deformation and phenomenological relations for fine-structure superplasticity 32
5 Fine-structure superplastic metals 58
6 Fine-structure superplastic ceramics 91
7 Fine-structure superplastic intermetallics 125
8 Fine-structure superplastic composites and laminates 145
9 High-strain-rate superplasticity 154
10 Ductility and fracture in superplastic materials 189
11 Internal-stress superplasticity (ISS) 208
12 Other possible superplasticity mechanisms 219
13 Enhanced powder consolidation through superplastic flow 231
14 Superplastic forming and diffusion bonding 239
15 Commercial examples of superplastic products 256
Index 270
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