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Copper Alloys

Early Applications and Current Performance - Enhancing Processes

Copper has been used for thousands of years. In the centuries, both handicraft and industry have taken advantage of its easy castability and remarkable ductility combined with good mechanical and corrosion resistance. Although its mechanical properties are now well known, the simple f.c.c. structure still makes copper a model material for basic studies of deformation and damage mechanism in metals. On the other hand, its increasing use in many industrial sectors stimulates the development of high-performance and high-efficiency copper-based alloys. After an introduction to classification and casting, this book presents modern techniques and trends in processing copper alloys, such as the developing of lead-free alloys and the role of severe plastic deformation in improving its tensile and fatigue strength. Finally, in a specific section, archaeometallurgy techniques are applied to ancient copper alloys. The book is addressed to engineering professionals, manufacturers and materials scientists.

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Copper AlloysEarly Applications and Current Performance - Enhancing ProcessesEdited by Luca Collini

Published: March 7th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1912

ISBN: 978-953-51-0160-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6134-9

Copyright year: 2012

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25 Crossref Citations

47 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. Copper and Copper Alloys: Casting, Classification and Characteristic Microstructures

By Radomila Konečná and Stanislava Fintová


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2. Interaction of Copper Alloys with Hydrogen

By I. Peñalva, G. Alberro, F. Legarda,G. A. Esteban and B. Riccardi


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3. Properties of High Performance Alloys for Electromechanical Connectors

By H.-A. Kuhn, I. Altenberger,A. Käufler, H. Hölzl and M. Fünfer


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4. Lead-Free Wrought Copper Alloys for Bushings and Sliding Elements

By Kai Weber and H.-A. Kuhn


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5. Mechanical Properties of Copper Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation

By Ludvík Kunz


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6. Fatigue Crack Resistance of Ultrafine-Grained Copper Structures

By Luca Collini


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7. Bronze in Archaeology: A Review of the Archaeometallurgy of Bronze in Ancient Iran

By Omid Oudbashi, S. Mohammadamin Emami and Parviz Davami


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