Engineering Materials: An Introduction to their Properties and Applications

Engineering Materials Volume 1 by Michael F. Ashby, Michael Ashby
Book Title : Engineering Materials Volume 1, 2
Author(s)  : Michael F. Ashby, David R H Jones
Publisher   : Butterwoth Heinemann
Edition      : Second
Pages       : 322
Size          : 25Mb

Book Description:
Engineering Materials: An Introduction to their Properties and Applications, volume 1 and 2 by Michael F. Ashby, David R H Jones gives a broad introduction to the properties of materials used in engineering applications and is intended to provide a course in engineering materials for civil, mechanical engineering students. Engineering accidents occur by the misuse of materials, and so it is vital that every engineer should understand the properties of these materials, their limitations and how to select materials which best fit the demands of his design.

The chapters in this eBook are arranged in group describing a particular class of properties: the Elastic Moduli; the Fracture Toughness; Resistance to Corrosion and so on. Each chapter starts by defining the property, describing how it is measured and providing a table of data for solving problems involving the selection and use of materials. Then the basic science underlying each property is examined to provide the knowledge with which to design materials with better properties. Every chapter ends with a case study of practical application, and each chapter ends with a list of books for further reading. To understand more, there are a good number of examples at the end of the book intended to consolidate or develop a particular point covered in this ebook.