Materials

Materials : engineering, science, processing and design

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Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design, Second Edition, was developed to guide material selection and understanding for a wide spectrum of engineering courses. The approach is systematic, leading from design requirements to a prescription for optimized material choice. This book presents the properties of materials, their origins, and the way they enter engineering design. The book begins by introducing some of the design-limiting properties: physical properties, mechanical properties, and functional properties. It then turns to the materials themselves, covering the families, the classes, and the members. It identifies six broad families of materials for design: metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, elastomers, and hybrids that combine the properties of two or more of the others.

The book presents a design-led strategy for selecting materials and processes. It explains material properties such as yield and plasticity, and presents elastic solutions for common modes of loading. The remaining chapters cover topics such as the causes and prevention of material failure; cyclic loading; fail-safe design; and the processing of materials.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 186 x 248 x 38mm | 1,700.96g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 464 illustrations (464 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1856178951
  • 9781856178952
  • 171,684

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 materials
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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.

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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.

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[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)
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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.

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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.

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[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)
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About Hugh Shercliff

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, UK
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