Thursday, February 11, 2010
Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Stainless Steels
The book Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Stainless Steels has gotten good reviews already several times.
"...an up-to-date textbook that will surely become a respected volume for years to come." (Welding Journal, September 2005)
Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Stainless Steels is the first book for decades to address welding metallurgy and weldability issues associated with stainless steel, offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of these topics available at the moment. The authors stress fundamental metallurgical laws ruling microstructure evolution and property development of stainless steels, including martensistic, ferric, austenitic, duplex, and precipitation hardening grades. They present a logical and well-organized look at the history, evolution, and primary uses of each stainless steel, including detailed descriptions of the associated weldability issues.
This is an excellent reference and sourcebook for practicioners of engineering. While not a handbook, this book contains a lot of useful data, however, its primary value is as text that gives general guidance and explains why the alloys behave as they do. The authors of this book are world leaders in their field, and as expected, they have produced a first-rate book. The book begins with three chapters, which concisely describe the metallurgy of stainless steels, followed by five chapters that discus the welding of the different types of stainless steels. The final two chapters discuss the welding of dissimilar steels and weldability testing.