Authors: P.J.F. Harris, University of Reading
Carbon nanotubes are molecular-scale tubes of graphitic carbon with outstanding properties. They are among the stiffest and strongest fibres known, with Young's moduli as high as 1 TPa and tensile strengths of up to 63 GPa.
Published: June 01, 2008
Authors: F.C. Campbell, Editor
Plain carbon steels are the most important group of engineering alloys and account for the vast majority of steel produced. Their relatively low cost and wide range of useful properties make them attractive as engineering materials.
Authors: Ronald B. Smith, The ESAB Group, Inc.
CARBON STEELS are defined as those steels containing up to 2% C, 1.65% Mn, 0.60% Si, and 0.60% Cu, with no deliberate addition of other elements to obtain a desired alloying effect. Tables and list some of the common grades of carbon steel that are covered in this article.
Published: August 01, 2005
Authors: George Krauss
Low-carbon steels, steels that contain less than 0.25% C, make up the highest tonnage of all steels produced in a given year. Structural shapes and beams for buildings and bridges, plate for line pipe, and automotive sheet applications are just a few major applications for lowcarbon steels.
Authors: Toshiaki Kodama, Nakabohtec Corrosion Protection Co., Ltd.
CARBON STEEL is the most widely used engineering material, so the cost of dealing with corrosion of carbon steels is a significant portion of the total cost of corrosion. The latest report describes the annual total cost of metallic corrosion in the United States and the preventive strategies for optimal corrosion management (Ref).
Authors: M.E. Finn, Steltech, a subsidiary of Stelco, Inc.
THE COMPETITIVE COST PERFORMANCE of machining steel is dependent on many factors, such as tool material, tool geometry, cutting velocity, cutting fluid, and tool/work support systems, as well as the properties of the steel workpiece. The workpiece mechanical properties influencing machinability are hardness, yield strength, and ductility.
Authors: L.E. Samuels
With a wealth of micrographs and the explanatory text to make them really useful, this book is a "must have" reference for all persons who select or evaluate steels. Each micrograph is accompanied by data on the composition, condition, etchant, and magnification.
Authors: C.J. Van Tyne, Colorado School of Mines
FORGING OF STEELS in quantity has an extensive history since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Justification for selecting forging in preference to other, sometimes more economical, methods of producing useful shapes is based on several considerations.