Materials Science » Metals and Nonmetals

Recent Trends in Processing and Degradation of Aluminium Alloys

Edited by Zaki Ahmad, ISBN 978-953-307-734-5, 528 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 21, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/741
Edited Volume

In the recent decade a quantum leap has been made in production of aluminum alloys and new techniques of casting, forming, welding and surface modification have been evolved to improve the structural integrity of aluminum alloys. This book covers the essential need for the industrial and academic communities for update information. It would also be useful for entrepreneurs technocrats and all those interested in the production and the application of aluminum alloys and strategic structures. It would also help the instructors at senior and graduate level to support their text.

Prof. Zaki Ahmad

King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Professor Dr. Zaki Ahmad worked at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for thirty years in rendered distinguished services in teaching and research. He obtained his PhD from LEEDS University, UK. He was a chartered metallurgical engineer (C.Eng) from engineering council UK. He was a fellow of the institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining(FIMMM). He was a member of the European federation of corrosion and a fellow of institute of Metal Finishing. He substantially contributed to the founding activities in material science, corrosion engineering and nanotechnology at KFUPM and in Iran. He worked on international projects on aluminum with Aluminum, Ranshofen, Austria and Forschungzentrum, Geethscht, Germany and with Metallgesselscheft, Germany. He worked on international projects with Ministry of Technology, Germany. He was a founder contributor of center of excellence in corrosion at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He worked on the foundation and development of nanotechnology in Saudi Arabia in 2004. He was the author of “Principles of Corrosion Engineering and Corrosion Control” published by Elsevier in 2006. He has written over 95 research papers and international journals and over forty papers in international research conferences. His research activities included development of Al/SC alloys, Nanostructured superhydrophrobic surfaces, Nanocoatings and self-healing techniques. He was nominated for best researcher award in the Middle East by Energy Exchange in 2011. He was a consultant of several research organizations.

Edited Books

  • High Temperature Corrosion

    High temperature corrosion is an extremely important area of corrosion as it causes the failure of high temperature equipment in process industry and power generation. Every engineer is required to obtain a basic knowledge of high temperature corrosion to prevent the colossal damage caused by it. This book contains chapters ranging from basic to advance topics to create an understanding of high temperature of various metals and alloys. With the emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, their role in controlling high temperature corrosion needs to be comprehended and new techniques developed to control high temperature corrosion. It is hoped that this book would fulfill these objectives and aspirations of the readers.

    Note from the publisher:

    It is with great sadness and regret that we inform the contributing authors and future readers of this book that the Editor, Prof. Zaki Ahmad passed away shortly after finishing the book and before having a chance to see its publication. Prof. Ahmad was InTech's long term collaborator and edited his first book with us in 2011 (''Recent Trends in Processing and Degradation of Aluminium Alloys''). The book ''High Temperature Corrosion'' was his fourth edited volume. The fruitful collaboration continued until his final days when he was acting as a co-editor on a book ''Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery''. We would like to acknowledge Dr. Zaki Ahmad's contribution to open access scientific publishing, which he made during 6 years of dedicated work on edited volumes and express our gratitude for his pleasant cooperation with us.

  • New Trends in Alloy Development, Characterization and Application

    The book explores the new developments that have taken place in recent years in the processing and application of aluminium alloys. The chapter on self diffusion shows a complete detail of the mechanism of diffusion in aluminium alloys and how it affects the strength. The chapter on native oxide films gives useful information on the films developed on commercial magnesium alloys. On the analytical side, the details of Mossbauer spectroscopy related to aluminium alloys fully described. One recent development in aluminium alloys is the controlling of pitting corrosion by the application of superhydrophobic coatings. Complete details of the theory and application of hydrophobicity related to aluminium alloys is shown in the two chapters related to hydrophobicity. It is hoped that this book will be found useful by researchers and general readers in the areas described in the book.

  • Aluminium Alloys - New Trends in Fabrication and Applications

    Aluminium alloys have undergone a dramatic transformation in areas of extrusion, machining, welding, heat treatment, structural changes, created by ultra fine particles and enhanced corrosion resistance. Hence, these alloys have made rapid gains in European automotive and space industry. These developments have been described by experts in the book with new data and attractive graphics. The effect of processing parameters, including welding and deep rolling on their performance have been highlighted to alleviate the concerns of manufacturers and designers for new applications. The novel role of aluminum alloys in photovoltaic cells and concentrated solar power has been comprehensively described in the context of corrosion and the aggressive environment to which they may be exposed. The book is designed to serve as a guide for future innovations and new developments in aluminium alloys.

  • Recent Trends in Processing and Degradation of Aluminium Alloys

    In the recent decade a quantum leap has been made in production of aluminum alloys and new techniques of casting, forming, welding and surface modification have been evolved to improve the structural integrity of aluminum alloys. This book covers the essential need for the industrial and academic communities for update information. It would also be useful for entrepreneurs technocrats and all those interested in the production and the application of aluminum alloys and strategic structures. It would also help the instructors at senior and graduate level to support their text.

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