Clearly written and with a practical, problem-solving approach, this introduction to the characteristics and testing of materials effectively combines the background readers need in principles and theory with plenty of applications, to provide a solid understanding of the materials used in today's machines, devices, structures, and consumer products. Straightforward, non-mathematical coverage is aimed at answering the Ewhy and Ehow questions of materials science and materials testing as they relate to all types of materials—concrete, wood, metals, and polymers—and is geared to helping readers build a foundation from which they can learn to design and develop additional materials and conduct materials testing procedures on their own.
Interactive CD-ROM stimulates readers' exploration of text material with easy access to relevant information, study guides, online help, and more. Analytical questions and problems encourage readers' review and reinforcement of material. Built-in laboratory manual at the end of the book supports book material with numerous hands-on exercises and the opportunity to learn industry-sanctioned testing procedures, including data collection, reporting and graphing, and determining additional appropriate tests. Learning aids found in each chapter. reinforce readers' grasp of material through: chapter objectives; numerous illustrations, examples and sample data; key terms; a glossary; chapter summaries; and problems for solution.
Industrial technology field.
An introductory textbook that provides a basic understanding of the theory, manufacturing, processing properties, applications, and testing of common industrial materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, adhesives, and fuels. It also presents information on the importance, advantages, and disadvantages of these materials. Where applicable, pertinent industrial applications are given. Each chapter concludes with questions and problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)