Aluminium: References and Fundamentals

ASM Handbook Volume 3: Alloy Phase Diagrams

The 2016 edition of ASM Handbook, Volume 3: Alloy Phase Diagrams includes:

  • 1083 binary systems
  • 1095 binary diagrams
  • 115 ternary systems, and
  • 406 ternary diagrams.


  • the explanation of phase diagrams and their significance
  • the new materials on:
    – solid solutions and phase transformations
    – thermodynamics
    – isomorphous, eutectic, peritectic, and monotectic alloy systems
    – solid-state transformations, and
    – intermediate phases.
  • the understanding of phase diagram construction and alloy system interactions while having a valuable resource to aid in their research and engineering pursuits.

Phase Diagrams: Understanding the Basics

Editor: F.C . Campbell

Alloy phase diagrams are clearly described for non-metallurgists:

  • the basic principles
  • construction
  • interpretation, and
  • use.

Get the basics on how phase diagrams help predict and interpret the changes in the structure of alloys.


  1. Introduction to Phase Diagrams
  2. Solid Solutions and Phase Transformations
  3. Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams
  4. Isomorphous Alloy Systems
  5. Eutectic Alloy Systems
  6. Peritectic Alloy Systems
  7. Monotectic Alloy Systems
  8. Solid State Transformations
  9. Intermediate Phases
  10. Ternary Phase Diagrams
  11. Gas-Metal Systems
  12. Phase Diagram Determination
  13. Computer Simulation of Phase Diagrams
  14. Phase Diagram Applications
  15. Non-Equilibrium Reactions-Martensitic and Bainitic Structures
  16. Non-Equilibrium Reactions-Precipitation Hardening
    A Review of Metallic Structure
    B Fundamentals of Solidification

Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys, Two-Volume Set

This is a comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of metallurgical science and engineering of aluminum and its alloys.

Topics covered include:

  • extractive metallurgy
  • powder metallurgy (including processing)
  • physical metallurgy
  • production engineering
  • corrosion engineering
  • thermal processing (processes such as metalworking and welding
  • heat treatment
  • rolling
  • casting
  • hot and cold forming
  • surface engineering
  • crystallography and
  • metallography.

Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys (ASM Specialty Handbook)

This one-stop reference is a tremendous value and time saver for engineers, designers and researchers.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
  • Selection and Application of Aluminum Alloys
  • Fabrication and Finishing of Aluminum Alloys
  • Metallography, Microstructure and Phase Diagrams
  • Properties of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing

Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing is a balanced and qualitative examination of the materials, methods, and procedures of both traditional and recently-developed manufacturing principles and practices. This comprehensive textbook explores a broad range of essential points of learning, from long-established manufacturing processes and materials to contemporary electronics manufacturing technologies. An emphasis on the use of mathematical models and equations in manufacturing science presents readers with quantitative coverage of key topics, while plentiful tables, graphs, illustrations, and practice problems strengthen student comprehension and retention.

Now in its seventh edition, this leading textbook provides junior or senior-level engineering students in manufacturing courses with an inclusive and up-to-date treatment of the basic building blocks of modern manufacturing science. Coverage of core subject areas helps students understand the physical and mechanical properties of numerous manufacturing materials, the fundamentals of common manufacturing processes, the economic and quality control issues surrounding various processes, and recently developed and emerging manufacturing technologies. Thorough investigation of topics such as metal-casting and welding, material shaping processes, machining and cutting technology, and manufacturing systems and support helps students gain solid foundational knowledge of modern manufacturing.

Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy: Production, Processing and Applications

Aluminium is an important metal in manufacturing, due to its versatile properties and the many applications of both the processed metal and its alloys in different industries. Fundamentals of aluminium metallurgy provides a comprehensive overview of the production, properties and processing of aluminium, and its applications in manufacturing industries.

Part one discusses different methods of producing and casting aluminium, covering areas such as casting of alloys, quality issues and specific production methods such as high-pressure diecasting. The metallurgical properties of aluminium and its alloys are reviewed in Part two, with chapters on such topics as hardening, precipitation processes and solute partitioning and clustering, as well as properties such as fracture resistance. Finally, Part three includes chapters on joining, laser sintering and other methods of processing aluminium, and its applications in particular areas of industry such as aerospace.

With its distinguished editor and team of expert contributors, Fundamentals of aluminium metallurgy is a standard reference for researchers in metallurgy, as well as all those involved in the manufacture and use of aluminium products.

Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy: Recent Advances

Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy: Recent Advances updates the very successful book Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy. As the technologies related to casting and forming of aluminum components are rapidly improving, with new technologies generating alternative manufacturing methods that improve competitiveness, this book is a timely resource. Sections provide an overview of recent research breakthroughs, methods and techniques of advanced manufacture, including additive manufacturing and 3D printing, a comprehensive discussion of the status of metalcasting technologies, including sand casting, permanent mold casting, pressure diecastings and investment casting, and recent information on advanced wrought alloy development, including automotive bodysheet materials, amorphous glassy materials, and more.

Target readership for the book includes PhD students and academics, the casting industry, and those interested in new industrial opportunities and advanced products.

    • Includes detailed and specific information on the processing of aluminum alloys, including additive manufacturing and advanced casting techniques
    • Written for a broad ranging readership, from academics, to those in the industry who need to know about the latest techniques for working with aluminum
    • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage, with the most recent advances in the industry

Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion: Atmospheric and Media Corrosion of Metals

Understanding corrosion is essential for selecting and maintaining equipment and structural components that will withstand environmental and process conditions effectively. Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion: Atmospheric and Media Corrosion of Metals focuses on the mechanisms of corrosion as well as the action of various corrodents on metals and their alloys. The book is tailored to support specialists studying corrosion in metallic materials or using metallic materials.

The first chapters describe different forms of metallic corrosion and the effects of atmospheric corrodents such as sulfur-, nitrogen- and chlorine-containing compounds. They also discuss the corrosive effects of weathering conditions and natural media including water, acids, salts, organics, and gases. The remaining chapters are divided into metal types and their alloys. They cover stainless, ferritic, and martensitic steels as well as nickel alloys, copper, copper alloys, aluminum, titanium, zinc, and lead. Each chapter examines the corrosion potential of the material and provides easy-to-use charts that specify their compatibility with selected corrodents. The book also compares the corrosion resistance of nonferrous metals and alloys.

Fundamentals of the Theory of Metals

This comprehensive primer by a Nobel Physicist covers the electronic spectra of metals, electrical and thermal conductivities, galvanomagnetic and thermoelectrical phenomena, the behavior of metals in high-frequency fields, sound absorption, and Fermi-liquid phenomena. Addressing in detail all aspects of the energy spectra of electrons in metals and the theory of superconductivity, it continues to be a valuable resource for the field almost thirty years after its initial publication.
Targeted at undergraduate students majoring in physics as well as graduate and postgraduate students, research workers, and teachers, this is an essential reference on the topic of electromagnetism and superconductivity in metals. No special knowledge of metals beyond a course in general physics is needed, although the author does presume a knowledge of quantum mechanics and quantum statistics.

Aluminum paperback: volume 1: Basics and materials

Aluminum paperback 2: Reshaping, to water, Surface treatment, Recycling

Aluminum paperback 3: Further processing and application