An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design

An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design

Paperback Butterworth Heinemann

By (author) Michael F. Ashby, By (author) D. R. H. Jones

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  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 28mm | 975g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0080966659
  • ISBN 13: 9780080966656
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 155,350

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Widely adopted around the world, Engineering Materials 1 is a core materials science and engineering text for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students; it provides a broad introduction to the mechanical and environmental properties of materials used in a wide range of engineering applications. The text is deliberately concise, with each chapter designed to cover the content of one lecture. As in previous editions, chapters are arranged in groups dealing with particular classes of properties, each group covering property definitions, measurement, underlying principles, and materials selection techniques. Every group concludes with a chapter of case studies that demonstrate practical engineering problems involving materials. Engineering Materials 1, Fourth Edition is perfect as a stand-alone text for a one-semester course in engineering materials or a first text with its companion Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing, in a two-semester course or sequence. New and Key Features Include: * Many new design case studies and design-based examples* Revised and expanded treatments of stress-strain, fatigue, creep, and corrosion* Additional worked examples-to consolidate, develop, and challenge* Compendia of results for elastic beams, plastic moments, and stress intensity factors* Many new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clips* Accompanying companion site with access to instructors' resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book

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Dr. Jones is co-author of Engineering Materials 1 and 2 and lead author for the 3rd and 4th editions. He was the founder editor of Elsevier's journal Engineering Failure Analysis, and founder chair of Elsevier's International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis series. His research interests are in materials engineering, and along with serving as President of Christ's College at the University of Cambridge he now works internationally advising major companies and legal firms on failures of large steel structures. Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier's top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.

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"Ashby (emeritus) and Jones (both Cambridge U.) have made considerable changes to the 2005 third edition (the first edition was published in 1980), among them new illustrative photographs, references to reliable websites, and worked examples to many of the chapters. The textbook is for a first course on materials for undergraduate engineering students, holding up one corner of a curriculum that includes design, mechanics, and structures. It covers price and availability; the elastic moduli; yield strength, tensile strength, and ductility; fast fracture, brittle fracture, and toughness; fatigue failure; creep deformation and fracture; oxidation and corrosion; and friction, abrasion, and wear."--Reference and Research News, October 2012

Table of contents

Engineering materials and their properties; Price and availability of materials; Elastic moduli; Bonding between atoms; Packing of atoms in solids; Physical basis of Young's modulus; Case studies in modulus-limited design; Yield strength, tensile strength and ductility; Dislocations and yielding in crystals; Strengthening methods and plasticity of polycrystals; Continuum aspects of plastic flow; Case studies in yield-limited design; Fast fracture and toughness; Micromechanisms of fast fracture; Case studies in fast fracture; Probalistic fracture of brittle materials; Fatigue failure; Fatigue design; Case studies in fatigue failure; Creep and creep fracture; Kinetic theory of diffusion; Mechanisms of creep and creep-resistant materials; The turbine blade - case studies in creep-limited design; Oxidation and corrosion; Oxidation of materials; Case studies in dry oxidation; Wet corrosion of materials; Case studies in wet corrosion; Friction and wear; Case studies in friction and wear; Design with materials; Final case study - materials and energy in car design; Appendices - Symbols and Formulae; References; Index; Complete solutions manual