The second edition of this study of materials degradation and control by surface engineering continues the theme of the first edition, where discussions on corrosion, wear, fatigue and thermal damage are balanced by similarly detailed discussions on their control methods, such as painting and metallic coatings. The work is written for the non-specialist, with an emphasis on introducing technical concepts graphically rather than through algebraic equations. In this edition, the graphic content is enhanced by an additional series of colour and monochrome photographs that illustrate key aspects of the controlling physical phenomena. Existing topics such as liquid metal corrosion have been extended and new topics such as corrosion inhibitors added.
Mechanisms of Materials Degradation: Mechanical Causes of Materials Degradation; Chemical Causes of Materials Degradation; Materials Degradation Induced by Heat and Other Forms of Energy; Duplex Causes of Materials Degradation; Surface Engineering: Discrete Coatings; Integral Coatings and Modified Surface Layers; Characterization of Surface Coatings; Application of Control Techniques: Control of Materials Degradation; Financial and Industrial Aspects of Materials Degradation and Its Control.