New Powder Metallurgy textbook published

October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010

.resized_280x373_PM_Textbook“Powder Metallurgy: Science, Technology and Materials” (ISBN: 978-1-4398-5746-5) has just been published by by Universities Press, Hyderabad, India.

Written by Dr Anish Upadhyaya and Dr G S Upadhyaya, this 536 page hardback book is based on the experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students over many years.

As such, it is intended to serve as both a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering and a handy reference book for engineers already in the PM industry.

Publisher’s introduction

In the last decade the progress in the study and development of metallurgy and materials science has been rapid and extensive, giving us a whole new array of materials, with a wide range of applications, and a variety of techniques for both processing and characterising them. The Universities Press – The Indian Institute of Metals Series in Metallurgy and Materials Science aims to make this information available to a wide spectrum of readers through textbooks, monographs on select topics, and proceedings of select international conferences. This book is the first textbook in the series.

Since the 1920s modern powder metallurgy has been used to produce a wide range of structural PM components, self-lubricating bearings and cutting tools. The conventional method involves the production of metal powders, and manufacture of useful objects from such powders by die compaction and sintering.

Wrought products are also produced by this route. Powder injection moulding permits the production of stronger, more uniform and more complex PM parts. Powder metallurgical aspects of both metallic and ceramic systems are treated equally. A detailed discussion of PM materials and products is given in the book.

To broaden the problem-solving capability of students, examples and exercises are included in each chapter



2 Powder Production

3 Powder Characterisation

4 Powder Treatment

5 Powder Compaction

6 Pressureless Powder Shaping

7 Sintering Theory

8 Sintering Technology

9 Full Density Consolidation

10 Secondary Treatment

11 Testing and Quality Control of PM Materials and Products

12 Metallic and Ceramic PM Materials

13 Applications of PM products

14 Techno-economics of PM Processing

The Authors

Dr Anish Upadhyaya, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, has been an advocate of powder metallurgical processing due to its high materials utilisation, near net-shaping and energy efficiency. He has investigated materials processing of varied ferrous and non-ferrous systems, metal–metal and metal–ceramic composites.

He has done pioneering work in the area of microwave sintering of metallic systems and has been conferred several awards, including Metallurgist of the Year (2009) from the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, INAE Young Engineer and INSA Young Scientist Award. He has over 100 papers to his credit and has co-authored a book,

Dr G S Upadhyaya, Retired Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, has made significant contributions to sintering science and technology through his research. He has published more than 300 original papers and authored/edited 14 books on sintering and sintered materials. He has trained a large number of students in powder metallurgy, who are now working in academia, research and industry.

He is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the GD Birla Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Metals, Niobium Medal of the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Germany, Samsonov Prize of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering, Serbia, Materials Research Society of India Medal, and D N Agrawal Lifetime Achievement Award of the Indian Ceramic Society.Heis a materials consultant based in Varanasi, India.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-5746-5 Hardback 2011 536 pp, $169.95

Published by Universities Press, Hyderabad, India

Co-published and distributed by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. | 

October 26, 2010

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