This book provides balanced, current treatment of the full spectrum of engineering materials, covering all the physical properties, applications and relevant properties associated with engineering materials. The book explores all of major categories of materials while offering detailed examinations of a wide range of new materials with high-tech applications. The reader is treated to state-of-the-art computer generated crystal structure illustrations, offering the most technically precise and visually realistic illustrations available. The book includes over 350 exercises with sample problems to provide guidance. Materials for Engineering, Atomic Bonding, Crystal Structure and Defects, Diffusion, Mechanical Behavior, Thermal Behavior, Failure Analysis & Prevention. Phase Diagrams, Heat Treatment, Metals, Ceramics and Glasses, Polymers, Composites, Electrical Behavior, Optical Behavior, Semiconductor Materials, Magnetic Materials, Environmental Degradation, Materials Science. For mechanical and civil engineers and machine designers.
Designed for an introductory course in engineering materials, this text begins with the basics of materials science, chemistry, and physics that are required for understanding engineering materials. Subsequent chapters cover structural (metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites) and electronic, optical, and magnetic materials. The final section examines the ways engineers use materials in design, analyzing environmental degradation and materials selection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)