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15. Physical Metallurgy Principles

Physical Metallurgy Principles
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u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/geology

The Mineralogical Society published a book called "Rare Earth Minerals: Chemistry, Origin, and Ore Deposits". I own it and like it, and it sounds closest to what you'd want. My only complaint is that, because each chapter is a paper by a different author, the book doesn't flow that well or build on concepts in a logical manner like most textbooks. However, its still loaded with useful information that any inspiring REE-geoscientist would want to have access to. I'm not sure a "textbook" style publication exists yet for the REE's. REE ore deposits are a very understudied field of ore deposits until recently. There is also "Extractive Metallurgy of the Rare Earths" (which I also own) which has a few great introduction chapters about rare earth chemistry, economics, and mining, but then in subsequent chapters jumps into really detailed metallurgical processes regarding the extraction and processing of rare earths that I am totally clueless on and have no interest in. I'd almost recommend it just for the first few chapters, but the book is pretty pricey.

Edit: Links:

Edit: If you have any specific questions feel free to message me. I'm working on my masters studying REE ore deposits at the moment. I'm definitely not an expert on REE's (yet?), but I may be able to answer certain questions or forward them to someone who can.

u/ReconTiger · 7 pointsr/AskEngineers

Hertzberg is a great deformation and fracture book, definitely recommend owning this one.

Also, [Honeycombe and Bhadeshia] ( have a great book on ferrous alloys. You should be able to find a pdf of this one, let me know if you can't.

As far as the others (online resources/organizations), I can't really comment... I just used these two textbooks in my grad-level fracture and ferrous alloys classes and quite enjoyed both books.

u/brujahbattalion · 2 pointsr/Blacksmith

Here's a great book I like to recommend:

I'm sure there are cheaper places to find the book and you should check if maybe your library has it. It's kinda geared towards technical people who are non-metallurgists.

u/darksim905 · 2 pointsr/lockpicking
u/Czarified · 3 pointsr/engineering

I'm also interested in books on these topics. Looking at some course catalogs from Georgia Tech, they have several graduate courses for these, which recommend these books:

u/BAHHROO · 6 pointsr/metallurgy

Metallurgy For The Non-Metallurgist is a good and informative book. It teaches a lot about the history of metallurgy as well. You can probably find a free pdf or cheaper used copy somewhere else though.

u/TIGit · 2 pointsr/pics

Off the top of my head I can tell you that there are different epoxies/epoxides and polyolefins on the market with different shear, tear, and crush strengths; and different ones are more specifically designed to outlast fatigue, vibration, cryogenic temperatures (aerospace market), and corrosion.

Here's a book on the topic if it interests you further:
(it's a little old, but the basics are there and it's good information. Besides, adhesives were being used in planes as early as the 1940s so an engineering book from 1985 isn't too bad. For more modern information try contacting ALCOA, they know everything about aluminum.)

u/Kavanaugh · 4 pointsr/IWantToLearn

As unorthodox as it may seem, you can learn a lot from places where people discuss "hypothetical" criminal activities. Totse spinoff boards (see totse2, zoklet, rorta) have forums/archives for this purpose. Though take everything you learn there with a grain of salt, since most people on these are living in a fantasy world. You'd be surprised, however, how many problems have really simple solutions. Though while the methods would be very different at the level of international espionage, you learn that a lot of solutions can be found by combining critical thinking with common sense.

EDIT: You may also want to try and get a hold of a copy of Locks, Safes, and Security (Could be outdated, since the past 10 years have been good for science) it's over a thousand pages and it's an incredibly in depth reference for security systems and the like. I had some other good references somewhere but I can't seem to remember/find them. If I do I'll be sure to put them here.

u/ArchDemonKerensky · 3 pointsr/materials

applied welding engineering

Haven't gotten all the way through it but should have a good bit of what you're looking for.

Personally, I just got a textbook on materials engineering. That covers everything you're asking and more. Or just a steel or metals textbook.

Be warned that all of those will require college algebra and a good knowledge of physics, if not calculus as well.

Edit: this looks good

u/Fatumsch · 1 pointr/metalworking

Check this book out. It has a ton of info on heat straightening. I love this book, a lot of decent fabrication tips in it.

u/fuckingspanky · 4 pointsr/MechanicalEngineering

The heat treaters guide should be a great reference for this.

amazon link

u/pkbowen · 6 pointsr/metallurgy

A good starting point for people without formal training can be Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist published by ASM International. Some public libraries even have this book.

If you provide a little more information about your background, we can point you in a more precise direction.

u/zendoguy · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

The gold standard of books on the subject is this one-

The author has also been known to visit DefCon. You might travel there to learn a bit from him. He taught a 12 year old how to pick a Medeco, one of the most secure locks in the world, in minutes.

u/DrunkBeavis · 3 pointsr/Welding

Welding Fabrication and Repair (Link)[] is a decent place to start.

It really depends on how much detail you want, and what kind of work you want to do. The details relevant to a structural fabricator may not be relevant to a pipe fitter or someone welding exotic alloys at a machine shop.

The AWS Welding Handbooks are a good source of information for all kinds of welding, but less so for all the work that surrounds it.

u/lichlord · 1 pointr/metalworking

This is the textbook I used in a course during my Materials Engineering undergrad. It describes a lot of processes such as rolling, extruding, deep drawing, stamping, etc. I used the 2nd edition which is $15 used on Amazon.

u/Engagedeye · 1 pointr/Welding

This is what I am using right now in my metallurgy class. I would wait a bit though if you want to buy it since it's a college book.

u/FastGunner · 3 pointsr/socialskills

Youtube videos, and this book

u/NZBushcraft · 1 pointr/metalworking

Do you know if there' any difference between the normal edition and the international version: ?

I'm assuming one has such a high price because it's a college book

u/G19Gen3 · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

Locks, Safes and Security: An International Police Reference (2 volume set)

Don’t steal things.