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Heat Treatment of Gears: A Practical Guide for Engineers

2000-12-01
Increased demand for gears to transmit more power through smaller, lighter, quieter, and more reliable packages that must operate over a wide range of service conditions, has made the design and manufacture of gears much more complex. Gears manufactured from certain steels are found to meet these demands, and become especially effective when heat treated and finish machined for high geometric accuracy. However, distortion of the gear after heat treatment offers the gear engineer a challenging opportunity not only in ensuring a high quality product but also in controlling manufacturing costs. Heat Treatment of Gears is designed to provide the gear design engineer with a better understanding of heat treatment and its effects on gear quality and performance, especially as these considerations are critical to ensuring that the gears perform satisfactorily under anticipated service conditions.
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Introduction to Aluminum Alloys and Tempers

2000-11-01
Since aluminum alloys offer an excellent combination of light weight, high-strength, great corrosion resistance and reasonable cost, they have become one of the most commonly used metal groups today. This electronic publication addresses the need for basic information on aluminum alloys and their tempers. The author provides the reader with an understanding of the advantages and limitations of aluminum alloys and temper combinations in terms of the relationship of their composition, process history, and microstructure to service requirements. The temper designation of an aluminum alloy provides the user with background information as to how the alloy has been produced in order to obtain specific and desired properties and characteristics.
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Fundamentals of Electrochemical Corrosion

2000-07-01
Fundamentals of Electrochemical Corrosion covers the essential aspects of the corrosion behavior of metals in aqueous environments. Contents include: an overview of aqueous corrosion; the electrochemical background on electrode reactions; the electrochemical background on electrode kinetics; an introduction to the corrosion behavior of active-passive type metals; the principles and procedures of electrochemical measurements used to investigate corrosion behavior; and more.
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Understanding How Components Fail, 2nd Ed.

1999-12-01
Understanding How Components Failprovides expanded coverage of many important failure analysis concepts and analytical techniques needed in failure investigations. Basic principles and practices are clearly explained, with numerous examples featuring commonly used metals, parts, and service environments.
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The Practical Reference Guide for Welding Titanium

1999-01-01
Titanium need not be all that hard to weld! In industrial sectors the common opinion is that titanium alloys are difficult to weld. While it is true that titanium alloys can be embrittled by carless welding techniques, it is equally true that these materials are much more weldable than their reputation suggests. This reference guide discusses the difficulties that originate from several basic sources when welding titanium and titanium alloys. The high reactivity of titanium with other materials, poor cleaning of parts before joining, and inadequate protection during welding can lead to contamination, porosity and embrittlement of the completed joints. Topics Covered: • Weld Cleaning • Gas Shield Arc Welding Processes • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding • Gas Metal Arc Welding • Plasma Arc Welding • Other Welding Processes
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The Practical Reference Guide to Welding Metallurgy - Key Concepts for Weldability

1999-01-01
If you’re not ready for the depth of George Linnert’s "Welding Metallurgy", then this guide is for you. An intelligent introduction for the engineer new to welding, and the up-and-coming senior technician, this guide offers some basics that will aid the non-metallurgist in understanding why problems occur, and how to avoid them. Tables and figures support these topics: • Metal Structures • Metal Forms • Diffusion • Solid Solubility • Residual Stress • Shielding and Purging • Phase Transformation • Hardness and Hardenability • Grain Size • Stainless Steels • Aluminum and its Alloys • Copper and its Alloys • Refractory Alloys • Repair Welding
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History of the Electric Automobile

1998-10-01
For more than a century, people have attempted to harness electricity, the clean and versatile fuel, for personal transportation. With impressive technical clarity and historical insight, author Ernest Wakefield reviews these attempts in History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid Electric Vehicles. He focuses exclusively on electric vehicles that harness the potential of electricity when combined with another energy source - hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The book details the historical development of capacitors, engines, flywheels, fuel cells, inductive charging, and solar cells - and the application of each to hybrid electric vehicles.
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Carriages Without Horses

1993-08-01
In September 1893, little could 23-year-old mechanic J. Frank Duryea dream of the changes that would be brought about by his creation -- a frail gasoline buggy that made its debut on the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts. Charles E. and J. Frank Duryea, two brothers from rural Illinois, were the founders of the American automobile industry. The Duryea Motor Wagon company was the first company organized in the United States for the manufacture of automobiles. The attention-getting, older brother Charles demanded - and to date has received - the principal credit for these pioneering accomplishments. A bitter family feud between the brothers, which was even carried on by their families after their deaths, further muddied the question about the individual brothers' contributions. However, in Carriages Without Horses: J. Frank Duryea and the Birth of the American Automobile Industry, historian and author Richard P. Scharchburg proves that the quiet, self-effacing younger brother J.
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History of the Electric Automobile

1993-08-01
History of the Electric Automobile covers the evolution from the first electric vehicles of the 1880s to the advances of today. Beginning with early electric vehicle development in England, France, and the United States, this book provides an in-depth look at the so-called "golden age of electric vehicles" (1895-1905), demonstrating the technological improvements and business risks of this era. This history also explores the "dead period" of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and the subsequent re-birth of interest in electric vehicles in the early 1960s. Events which have impacted the development of electric cars since then -- most notably the Electric Vehicle Act of 1976 -- are also examined. The book also features an appendix section containing such information as a name table of American electric cars, the Electric Vehicle Act of 1976, "nostalgia", and more. A glossary and index are also included.
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