Metals and Alloys

  • Manas Chanda


Metals and alloys form the largest group of engineering materials. Ready availability, ease of fabrication, and desirable mechanical and physical properties, are the principal attributes of metals. Broadly, metallic materials, may be divided into two large groups—fertous and non-ferrous, depending on whether the materials have iron or some other element as the principal constituent. Ferrous materials can be further grouped into wrought irons, cast irons, carbon steels, and alloy steels. Common non-ferrous materials comprise alloys of copper, aluminium, magnesium, nickel, lead, tin, and zinc. This chapter will be mainly concerned with these ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys.


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© Manas Chanda 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manas Chanda
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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