Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

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A balanced mechanics-materials approach and coverage of the latest developments in biomaterials and electronic materials, the new edition of this popular text is the most thorough and modern book available for upper-level undergraduate courses on the mechanical behavior of materials. To ensure that the student gains a thorough understanding the authors present the fundamental mechanisms that operate at micro- and nano-meter level across a wide-range of materials, in a way that is mathematically simple and requires no extensive knowledge of materials. This integrated approach provides a conceptual presentation that shows how the microstructure of a material controls its mechanical behavior, and this is reinforced through extensive use of micrographs and illustrations. New worked examples and exercises help the student test their understanding. Further resources for this title, including lecture slides of select illustrations and solutions for exercises, are available online at
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Product details

  • Hardback | 882 pages
  • 190.5 x 248.92 x 43.18mm | 1,995.8g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0521866758
  • 9780521866750
  • 833,103

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'I would certainly recommend this book to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students studying mechanical behavior of materials in schools of engineering or solid state physics. The book would be an excellent resource for a faculty staff to deliver a course on this topic.' Materials Today
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Table of contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; 1. Materials: structure, properties and performance; 2. Elasticity and viscoelasticity; 3. Plasticity; 4. Imperfections: point and line defects; 5. Imperfections: interfacial and volumetric defects; 6. Geometry of deformation and work-hardening; 7. Fracture: macroscopic aspects; 8. Fracture: microscopic aspects; 9. Fracture testing; 10. Solid solution, precipitation and dispersion strengthening; 11. Martensitic transformation; 12. Speciality materials: intermetallics and foams; 13. Creep and superplasticity; 14. Fatigue; 15. Composite materials; 16. Environmental effects.
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About Marc Andre Meyers

Marc Meyers is a Professor in the Department of NanoEngineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. A Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the EXPLOMET Conferences, he has authored numerous texts and won international awards, including the Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (Germany), the TMS Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Awards (USA), and the Lee Hsun Award (China). Krishan Chawla is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a Fellow of ASM International, Editor of International Materials Reviews, and has worked at various institutions in the Americas and Europe. He has authored several others texts and won numerous awards for his research and teaching.
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