Materials: Engineering Science Processing and Design – Michael F. Ashby, Hugh Shercliff, David Cebon – 1st Edition


The ultimate materials engineering resource for anyone developing skills and understanding of materials properties and selection for engineering applications. The book is a visually lead approach to understanding core materials properties and how these apply to selection and design. Linked with Granta Design’s market-leading materials selection software which is used by organisations as diverse as Rolls-Royce, GE-Aviation, Honeywell, NASA and Los Alamos National Labs.

– A complete introduction to the science and selection of materials in engineering, manufacturing, processing and product design

– Unbeatable package from Professor Mike Ashby, the world’s leading materials selection innovator and developer of the Granta Design materials selection software

– Links to materials selection software used widely by brand-name corporations, which shows how to optimise materials choice for products by performance, charateristics or cost

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  • Chapter 1 Introduction: materials—history and character
    Chapter 2 Family trees: organizing materials and processes
    Chapter 3 Strategic thinking: matching material to design
    Chapter 4 Stiffness and weight: density and elastic moduli
    Chapter 5 Flex, sag and wobble: stiffness-limited design
    Chapter 6 Beyond elasticity: plasticity, yielding and ductility
    Chapter 7 Bend and crush: strength-limited design
    Chapter 8 Fracture and fracture toughness
    Chapter 9 Shake, rattle and roll: cyclic loading, damage and failure
    Chapter 10 Keeping it all together: fracture-limited design
    Chapter 11 Rub, slither and seize: friction and wear
    Chapter 12 Agitated atoms: materials and heat
    Chapter 13 Running hot: using materials at high temperatures
    Chapter 14 Conductors, insulators and dielectrics
    Chapter 15 Magnetic materials ¿
    Chapter 16 Materials for optical devices
    Chapter 17 Durability: oxidation, corrosion and degradation
    Chapter 18 Heat, beat, stick and polish: manufacturing processes
    Chapter 19 Follow the recipe: processing and properties
    Chapter 20 Materials, processes and the environment
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