Materials : Engineering, Science, Processing and Design

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This is the ultimate materials engineering text and resource for students developing skills and understanding of materials properties and selection for engineering applications. Written by world class authors, it takes a unique design led-approach which is broader in scope than other texts, thereby meeting the curriculum needs of a wide variety of courses in the materials and design field, from introduction to materials science and engineering to engineering materials, materials selection and processing, and materials in design. This new edition retains its design-led focus and strong emphasis on visual communication while expanding its treatment of crystallography and phase diagrams and transformations to fully meet the needs of instructors teaching a first-year course in materials. The book is fully linked with the leading materials software package used in over 600 academic institutions worldwide as well as numerous government and commercial engineering departments. * Design-led approach motivates and engages students in the study of materials science and engineering through real-life case studies and illustrative applications * Highly visual full color graphics facilitate understanding of materials concepts and properties * Chapters on materials selection and design are integrated with chapters on materials fundamentals, enabling students to see how specific fundamentals can be important to the design process * For instructors, a solutions manual, lecture slides, online image bank and materials selection charts for use in class handouts or lecture presentations are available at * Links with the Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES EduPack), the powerful materials selection software. See for information New to this edition: *"Guided Learning" sections on crystallography, phase diagrams and phase transformations enhance students' learning of these key foundation topics * Revised and expanded chapters on durability, and processing for materials properties * More than 50 new worked examples placed throughout the text * Available online testing and assessment component helps students assess their knowledge of the topics - Email textbooks@elsevier. com for details * Link to interactive online materials science tutorials updated with new self test questionsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 186 x 248 x 38mm | 1,700.96g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • North American ed
  • Approx. 464 illustrations (464 in full color)
  • 1856178951
  • 9781856178952
  • 143,776

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Professor Mike Ashby is well known for producing readily understandable materials education texts, and for the innovative use of graphical representation for material properties. This book, now in its second edition, is no exception and explains materials engineering from a design-led approach, as opposed to the more traditional science-led approach. . Useful for reinforcing student learning is the inclusion of over 50 new worked examples, distributed throughout the book. Completely new are the self-contained Guided Learning Units or sections at the end of the book on crystallography, and phase diagrams and phase transformations, including exercises (and unlike the rest of the book with answers). There are also useful links to interactive 'online' tutorials and assessment, reinforcing the strong selfteaching aspects of the book. . [T]he book is aimed primarily at students and teachers of materials science and engineering, although engineering practitioners involved with materials and their selection will also find the extensive use of applications both useful and relevant. -Engineering Designer, (Reviewed by Professor Kevin Edwards)show more

About Michael F. Ashby

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. University Senior Lecturer, Engineering Department, Cambridge University, UK Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge University, UKshow more

Table of contents

Introduction: materials - history and character; Organizing materials and processes; Matching material to design; Density and elastic moduli; GL1 - Simnple ideas of crystallography; Stiffness-limited design; Plasticity, yielding and ductility; Strength-limited design; Fracture and fracture toughness; Cyclic loading, damage and failure; Fracture-limited design; Friction and wear; Materials and heat; Using Materials at high temperatures; Conductors, insulators and dielectrics; Magnetic Materials; Materials for Optical Devices; Oxidation, corrosion and degradation; Manufacturing processes; Processing and properties; GL2 - Phase diagrams and phase transformations; Materials, processes and the environment; Appendix - Data for engineering materialsshow more