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Metals Handbook Desk Edition

Edited by
Joseph R. Davis
Joseph R. Davis
Davis & Associates
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ASM International
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-199-3
Publication date:
1998
Book Chapter

Properties of Metals

By
Hugh Baker
Hugh Baker
ASM International
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Published:
1998
Page range:
114 - 121

Abstract

Material properties are the link between the basic structure and composition of the material and the service performance of a part or component. This article describes the most significant properties that must be considered when choosing a metal for a given application, namely physical properties (mass characteristics and thermal, electrical, magnetic, radiation, and optical properties), chemical properties (corrosion and oxidation resistance) and mechanical properties (tensile and yield strength, elongation, toughness, hardness, creep, and fatigue). The article also contains tables that list room-temperature physical properties, vapor pressures, and mechanical properties for various metals.

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Hugh Baker, 1998. "Properties of Metals", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

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