Provides comprehensive coverage of the stainless steels and nickel alloys in a practical and comprehensive manner. For the project engineer, maintenance engineer, or inspector, this book provides solutions to many of the corrosion problems encountered in aggressive environmental conditions. It is an ideal reference source to assist in preventing or minimising corrosion related problems, including those encountered during welding fabrication.
Introduction; Liquid Metals and the Gating of Castings; Solidification 1 -- Crystallization and the development of cast structure; Solidification 2 -- the Feeding of Castings; The Moulding Material -- Properties, Preparation and Testing; Defects in Castings; Quality Assessment and Control; Casting Design; Production Techniques 1 -- the Manufacture of Sand Castings; Mould Production; Melting and Casting; Finishing Operations; Production Techniques 2 -- Shell, Investment and Die Casting Techniques; Production Techniques 3 -- Further Casting techniques; Environmental Protection, Health and Safety; Appendix; Index.
A page-turning exploration of eleven scenarios that may trigger the collapse of the modern world A renowned systems theorist, John Casti shows how our world has become impossibly complicated, relying on ever more advanced technology that is developing at an exponential rate. Yet it is a fact of mathematical life that higher and higher levels of complexity lead to systems that are increasingly fragile and susceptible to sudden, spectacular collapse. Fascinating and chilling, X-Events provides a provocative tour of the catastrophic outlier scenarios that could quickly send us crashing back to the preindustrial age: global financial "black swans"; a worldwide crash of the Internet that would halt all communication; the end of oil; nuclear winter; "nanoplagues"; robot uprisings; electromagnetic pulses; pandemic viruses; and more. You won't ever look at the world the same way again.