Physical Metallurgy Principles and Practice 2nd Edition


  • Author: V . Raghavan
  • Publisher: PHI
  • ISBN-13: 9788120330122
  • Pages: 248
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2006


About The Book

This well-established book, now in its Third Edition, presents the principles and applications of engineering metals and alloys in a highly readable form. This new edition retains all the basic topics covered in earlier editions such as phase diagrams, phase transformations, heat treatment of steels and nonferrous alloys, shape memory alloys, solidification, fatigue, fracture and corrosion, as well as applications of engineering alloys. A new chapter on ‘Nanomaterials’ has been added (Chapter 8). The field of nano-materials is interdisciplinary in nature, covering many disciplines including physical metallurgy.


1. Structure of Metals and Alloys

2. Phase Diagrams

3. Phase Changes

4. Heat Treatment of Steels

5. Mechanical Properties

6. Corrosion and its Prevention

7. Engineering Alloys

About The Author
V. Raghavan, Ph.D. (Sheffield), formerly Professor of Materials Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, taught Metallurgy and Materials Science courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and at IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi for many years. A Fellow of the American Society of Metals and an honorary member of the Indian Institute of Metals, Professor Raghavan is the recipient of the Brunton Medal of Sheffield University, UK (1964), the G.D. Birla Gold Medal of Indian Institute of Metals (1985), and the Hume-Rothery Award of the Institute of Materials, London (2001).