Physical Metallurgy of Steels
ASM International (Materials Park, Ohio) released Steels: Processing, Structure, and Performance by George Krauss. This 613-page book is a guide to the broad, dynamic physical metallurgy of steels. This volume is an extensively revised and updated edition of the classic 1990 book Steels: Heat Treatment and Processing Principles. Eleven new chapters expand the coverage of the previous edition and other chapters have been reorganized and updated. The interrelationships among chemistry, processing, structure and performance - the elements of physical metallurgy - are integrated for all the types of steel discussed. The evolution, characterization and performance of steel microstructures are described, with increased emphasis on deformation and fracture. Plots of data, micrographs and schematic diagrams illustrate principles, concepts and understanding of microstructural evolution and performance within the framework of processing and properties.