<b>On the First Edition:</b> <p> "The book is a success in providing a comprehensive introduction to the use of aluminum structures . . . contains lots of useful information."<br> —<i>Materials & Manufacturing Processes</i> <p> "A must for the aluminum engineer. The authors are to be commended for their painstaking work."<br> —<i>Light Metal Age</i> <p> Technical guidance and inspiration for designing aluminum structures<br> <b><i>Aluminum Structures, Second Edition</i></b> demonstrates how strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for engineering and architecture professionals. Keyed to the revised <i>Specification for Aluminum Structures</i> of the 2000 edition of the <i>Aluminum Design Manual</i>, it provides quick look-up tables for design calculations; examples of recently built aluminum structures-from buildings to bridges; and a comparison of aluminum to other structural materials, particularly steel. Topics covered include: <ul> <li>Structural properties of aluminum alloys <li>Aluminum structural design for beams, columns, and tension members <li>Extruding and other fabrication techniques <li>Welding and mechanical connections <li>Aluminum structural systems, including space frames, composite members, and plate structures <li>Inspection and testing <li>Load and resistance factor design <li>Recent developments in aluminum structures </ul>
Probably more than any other element, iron markedly influences the chemical and physical properties of soils and sediments in the earth. Considering its transition metal status, with potential variation in electronic configuration, ionic radius, and magnetic moment, combined with its abundance and relatively large mass, little wonder that one sees its unique influence on every hand. Pre- sentations at the NATO Advanced Study Institute (NATO AS!) on Iron in Soils and Clay Minerals reviewed and discussed the occurrence, behavior, and properties of Fe-bearing minerals found in soils and in the clay mineral groups kaolinite, smectite, and mica. Also discussed at the NATO AS! were the basic chemical properties of Fe, methods for separating and identifying Fe in minerals, and the role of Fe minerals in weathering and other soil-forming processes. The present publication is the reviewed and edited proceedings of that Advanced Study Institute. The sequence of chapters follows the general pattern beginning with introductory chapters which overview the general occurrence of Fe in the earth and its chemistry, both generally and in mineral environments, followed by identification and characterization methods for Fe and Fe phases in minerals. The properties and behavior of Fe oxides, Fe-bearing clay minerals, and other Fe minerals in soils are then described, and the text ends with a summary of the role of Fe in soil-forming processes. A Table of Contents and subject index are provided to assist the reader in finding specific topics within the text.
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