For an engineering student, understanding the functioning of metals and their usage in engineering is an important aspect. The fields of Metallurgy and engineering materials relates to understanding the process of extracting metals from their ores and also about new technological developments with respect to metals and their usages. The authors, Amandeep Singh Wadhwa and Harvinder Singh Dhaliwal, have been associated with universities and have prepared this material which will benefit engineering students. It comes with diagrams and illustrations to help with easier understanding of concepts. A Textbook of Engineering Materials and Metallurgy is a good text for those who want to get a basic understanding of engineering materials and metallurgy.
A Textbook of Engineering Materials and Metallurgy is divided into three sections. The book starts with Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding. It then moves onto the Basics of Metal Formation and finally, ends with the Elements and Their Structure. The sections also deal with crystallisation, formation of crystals and deformation of metals. The book also has topics covering engineering materials, ferrous and nonferrous materials, testing materials, iron carbon system and other areas of metallurgy and engineering materials. A Textbook of Engineering Materials and Metallurgy also gives out the basics on heat-treatment processes for steels, surface hardening, possible defects, hardening ability and effect of alloying element on steel. Amandeep Singh Wadhwa and Harvinder Singh Dhaliwal have included these topics along with multiple examples to provide a better understanding of the concepts to readers.
The first edition of A Textbook of Engineering Materials and Metallurgy was published by Lakshmi Publications in 2008. It is available in paperback format.
Covers essential concepts in Metallurgy and Engineering Materials.
Is a useful textbook for the students of engineering.