Chapter 16: The Durability of Metals and Alloys
Durability is a generic term used to describe the performance of a material or a component made from that material in a given application. In order to be durable, a material must resist failure by wear, corrosion, fracture, fatigue, deformation, and exposure to a range of service temperatures. This chapter covers several types of component and material failure associated with wear, temperature effects, and crack growth. It examines temperature-induced, brittle, ductile, and fatigue failures as well as failures due to abrasive, erosive, adhesive, and fretting wear and cavitation fatigue. It also discusses preventative measures.
The Durability of Metals and Alloys, Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, 2nd ed., Edited By Arthur C. Reardon, ASM International, 2011, p 385–405, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060385
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