This book can be viewed as a scientific investigation combined with methodological studies. For practical reasons each of the methods is described in the following general manner including: the uses and the scientific investigation tasks; methods of sampling; testing equipment; test preparation; tests; data processing; controversial issues and conclusions. Each of the 37 methods contains a range of 1 to 8 variants. As far as we know, the book is the first publication in the field.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 446
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
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"The authors present an explicit response to the need for improved reliability and durability of equipment made from conventional constructional metals and alloys ... . the structured layout lends itself to easy consultation on specific issues of interest to all involved in metallurgy and materials science, coated materials, their metrology and certification ... ." (James Alexander, Materials World, Vol. 11 (8), 2003)
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