Economic and Environmental Considerations

  • Rolf E. Hummel


Materials scientists often need to advise other engineers who work in different and more specialized areas as to the best suitability of certain materials for specific applications. An airplane, for example, requires light-weight and high-strength materials such as aluminum or titanium alloys, whereas rotor blades for turbine engines, which have to withstand extremely high temperatures, are better served by certain nickel alloys. However, cost, availability, safety, aesthetic appearance, and recyclability of materials likewise need substantial consideration. The latter issues shall be discussed in the present chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf E. Hummel
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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