Science of Hard Materials

  • R. K. Viswanadham
  • D. J. Rowcliffe
  • J. Gurland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Conference Key Note Paper Development and Present Status of the Science and Technology of Hard Materials

  3. Fundamental Properties

  4. Microstructure

  5. Surface Treatments

    1. Hans Erich Hintermann
      Pages 357-394
    2. R. Sivan, R. Israel
      Pages 413-432
    3. C. J. McHargue, M. B. Lewis, B. R. Appleton, H. Naramoto, C. W. White, J. M. Williams
      Pages 451-465
    4. Alan V. Levy, Thomas W. Bakker
      Pages 499-516
  6. Mechanical Behavior

    1. Richard Warren, Hansjoachim Matzke
      Pages 563-582
    2. Silvana Bartolucci Luyckx
      Pages 583-596
    3. E. A. Almond, B. Roebuck
      Pages 597-614
    4. Frédéric Osterstock, Jean-Louis Chermant
      Pages 615-629
    5. Joonpyo Hong, Joseph Gurland
      Pages 649-669
    6. Frédéric Osterstock
      Pages 671-687
    7. Tom McLaren, John B. Lambert
      Pages 689-707
    8. H. Chandrasekaran
      Pages 735-755
    9. C. W. Merten
      Pages 757-774
    10. H. Conrad, D. McCabe, G. A. Sargent
      Pages 775-796
    11. W. Precht, R. K. Viswanadham, J. D. Venables
      Pages 815-828
  7. New Horizons

    1. J. C. Schuster, H. Nowotny
      Pages 863-872
    2. R. K. Viswanadham, P. G. Lindquist, J. A. Peck
      Pages 873-889
    3. V. J. Tennery, C. B. Finch, C. S. Yust, G. W. Clark
      Pages 891-909

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the first International Conference on the Science of Hard Materials held in Moran, Wyoming, Aug. 23-28, 1981. The objective of the conference was to review and advance the state of knowledge of the basic physical and chemical properties of hard materials and show how these properties influence performance in a variety of applications. To this end, the 49 con­ tributed papers and the four keynote papers by Prof. Fischmeister and Drs. Hintermann, Exner and Almond, present an excellent overview of the state of the art in the "science" of hard materials. The contents of these proceedings also reflect the fact that hard metal technology is now well matured and several aspects of the behavior of these materials are well understood and firmly established. Structure-property relationships in this class of materials are currently well known. Pitfalls in some of the traditional test methods have been recognized and new test methods are being developed which discriminate between intrinsic material properties and flaw content and distribution. Application of fracture mechanics, al­ though a late corner to the hard materials area (as compared to other structural materials), is rapidly gaining acceptance and new fracture toughness test methods are being developed. Application of modern analysis and analytical techniques to these materials has begun and entirely new and unexpected information has been obtained. For a variety of reasons, "hard metals" have dominated the research and development scene of "hard materials".


ceramics deformation development electron microscopy fracture fracture mechanics information material materials metals microscopy research science spectroscopy structural material

Editors and affiliations

  • R. K. Viswanadham
    • 1
  • D. J. Rowcliffe
    • 2
  • J. Gurland
    • 3
  1. 1.Reed Rockbit CompanyHoustonUSA
  2. 2.SRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA
  3. 3.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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