Physical Metallurgy Principles,
5th Edition

Reza Abbaschian

ISBN-13: 9798214001661
Copyright 2025 | Published
800 pages | List Price: USD $288.95

Abbaschian/Abbaschian's PHYSICAL METALLURGY PRINCIPLES, 5th Edition, is specifically designed for students taking introductory courses in physical metallurgy within engineering at the junior or senior level. The approach is student-friendly, mostly theoretical, and covers all aspects of physical metallurgy and how metals and alloys behave. The content aligns with current learning trends -- emphasizing a more fundamental approach to engineering education. Its easy-to-read format effectively conveys the essential information, complemented by strategically placed figures throughout the chapters to improve understanding.


1. The Structure of Metals.
2. Characterization Techniques.
3. Crystal Binding.
4. Introduction to Dislocations.
5. Dislocations and Plastic Deformation.
6. Elements of Grain Boundaries.
7. Vacancies and Thermodynamics.
8. Annealing.
9. Solid Solutions.
10. Phases.
11. Binary Phase Diagrams.
12. Diffusion in Substitutional Solid Solutions.
13. Interstitial Diffusion.
14. Solidification of Metals.
15. Nucleation and Growth Kinetics.
16. Precipitation Hardening.
17. Deformation Twinning and Martensite Reactions.
18. The Iron-Carbon Alloy System.
19. The Hardening of Steel.
20. Selected Nonferrous Alloy Systems.
21. Failure of Metals.

  • Reza Abbaschian

    Reza Abbaschian received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. Prior to joining UC Riverside in 2005 as Dean of Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, he was Chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. He has also held the positions of Chairman and Professor at the Pahlavi University in Shiraz, Iran, Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Illinois and Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Abbaschian has more than 230 scientific publications, four patents and eight books. He is a Fellow and the President of ASM International, the largest materials society in the world.

  • Figures have been enhanced with color to improve text comprehension.

  • Written with a focus on readability, every chapter encompasses a well-defined set of learning objectives that effectively highlight important skills and concepts.

  • The size and quality of images and text have been improved, ensuring accessibility for all students.

  • The easy-to-read format successfully communicates the core content -- resulting in a more impactful and rewarding learning experience.

  • Newer references have been added to complement the existing original references -- offering a blend of contemporary and historical context.

  • Sections on nano-structures have been included to demonstrate the applicability of the physical metallurgy principles to current nanotechnology trends.

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