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Concepts in Physical Metallurgy

Concise lecture notes
Avala Lavakumar


The progress of civilization can be, in part, attributed to their ability to employ metallurgy. This book is an introduction to multiple facets of physical metallurgy, materials science, and engineering. As all metals are crystalline in structure, attention is focussed on these structures, and how the formation of these crystals is responsible for certain aspects of the material's chemical and physical behaviour. Concepts in Physical Metallurgy: Concise lecture notes also discusses the mechanical properties of metals, the theory of alloys, and physical metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.

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Avala Lavakumar is a physical metallurgist and assistant professor in the Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Odisha, India. His primary research area is phase transformations of steels, super alloys, and their mechanical behaviours. He received his bachelor's degree from the JNTU in Hyderabad and his master's in industrial metallurgy from the National Institute of Technology in Durgapur, India.

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Paperback ISBN: 9780750328623

Ebook ISBN: 9781681744742

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4473-5

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


It provides a concise and effective way to understand and realize the behavior of metals from an atomic level. Each chapter is well written and nicely illustrated to clearly convey essential information. There is a bibliography at the end of each chapter for more in-depth study.

John J Shea 2019 IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc.

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