ABSTRACT

One of the main, ongoing challenges for any engineering enterprise is that systems are built of materials subject to environmental degradation. Whether working with an airframe, integrated circuit, bridge, prosthetic device, or implantable drug-delivery system, understanding the chemical stability of materials remains a key element in determining t

chapter 1|18 pages

Forms of Metallic Corrosion: An Overview

ByRaghu Srinivasan, Lloyd H. Hihara

chapter 2|39 pages

Crystalline Alloys: Magnesium

ByBarbara A. Shaw, Elizabeth Sikora

chapter 2|7 pages

9 Specic Standardized Testing of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys

By2.9.1 Cabinet Testing

chapter 3|10 pages

Crystalline Alloys: Aluminum

ByNick Birbilis and Bruce R.W. Hinton

chapter 3|29 pages

3 Corrosion of Aluminum Alloys

By3.3.1 Forms and Causes of Corrosion

chapter |7 pages

References

chapter 4|7 pages

Crystalline Alloys: Titanium

BySuresh Divi, James Grauman

chapter 4|6 pages

7 Summary

chapter 5|22 pages

Crystalline Alloys: Plain-Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels

ByHitoshi Asahi

chapter 6|7 pages

Crystalline Alloys: Stainless Steels

ByHaruhiko Kajimura

chapter 6|17 pages

6 Principles of Material Degradation

By6.6.1 Thermodynamics

chapter 7|18 pages

Crystalline Alloys: Nickel

ByRaul B. Rebak

chapter 7|3 pages

8 Degradation Protection

By7.8.1 Surface Treatments

chapter |1 pages

Further Readings

chapter 8|19 pages

Crystalline Alloys: Copper

ByMarc A. Edwards, James H. Michel

chapter 8|7 pages

10 Summary

chapter 9|18 pages

Crystalline Alloys: Zinc

ByXiaoge Gregory Zhang

chapter 10|7 pages

Nanostructured Alloys

ByR.K. Singh Raman

chapter 10|9 pages

6 Electrochemical Degradation of Nanocrystalline Materials

By10.6.1 General Principles

chapter |2 pages

List of Relevant Publications

chapter 11|16 pages

Amorphous Alloys

chapter 12|40 pages

Metal Matrix Composites

chapter 13|12 pages

Forms of Polymer Degradation: Overview

chapter 14|26 pages

Thermoplastic Polymers

chapter |4 pages

References

chapter 15|1 pages

Thermosetting Polymers

chapter 15|17 pages

3 Application

By15.3.1 Uses

chapter 16|30 pages

Elastomers

chapter 17|2 pages

Polymer Matrix Composites

chapter 17|18 pages

3 Application

By17.3.1 Uses

chapter 18|4 pages

Adhesive Bonds

chapter 18|8 pages

5 Materials

chapter 18|7 pages

7 Means to Improve Durability

By18.7.1 Environment

chapter 19|19 pages

Ceramics

chapter 19|55 pages

4 Ceramic–Gas Reactions

By19.4.1 Reactive Gas Corrosion: High Temperatures—Active Gas Corrosion

chapter 20|4 pages

Silicate Glasses

chapter 20|1 pages

3 Degradation Principles

By20.3.1 Kinetics of Silicate Glass Surface Reactions

chapter 20|15 pages

4 Degradation of Specic Glass Surfaces

By20.4.1 Experimental Methods of Surface Compositional Analysis

chapter 21|2 pages

Cement and Concrete

chapter 21|26 pages

3 Applications

chapter 21|4 pages

9 Summary

chapter 22|19 pages

Cement and Concrete with Metals

chapter 22|1 pages

8 Life-Cycle Analysis

chapter |8 pages

References

chapter 23|1 pages

Wood

chapter 23|12 pages

3 General Properties

By23.3.1 Wood as a Material

chapter 23|8 pages

5 Wood Protection

chapter |3 pages

References

chapter 24|15 pages

Asphalt

chapter 24|25 pages

5 General Properties of Asphalt Mixtures

By24.5.1 Composition

chapter |1 pages

Hihara Adler Latanision

ByOne of the main, ongoing challenges for any engineering enterprise is that systems are built of materials subject to environmental degradation. Whether working with an airframe, integrated circuit, bridge, prosthetic device, or implantable drug-delivery system, understanding the