Engineering materials and their applications
This edition of the classic text/reference book has been updated and revised to provide balanced coverage of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. The first five chapters assess the different structures of metals, ceramics and polymers and how stress and temperature affect them. Demonstrates how to optimize a material's structure by using equilibrium data (phase diagrams) and nonequilibrium conditions, especially precipitation hardening. Discusses the structures, characteristics and applications of the important materials in each field. Considers topics common to all materials—corrosion and oxidation, failure analysis, processing of electrical and magnetic materials, materials selection and specification. Contains special chapters on advanced and large volume engineering materials plus abundant examples and problems.
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An expression relating the fracture stress to the fracture toughness and the flaw
size is: (4) where iifIC = fracture toughness, psi \An. (MPaVm), oy = nominal
stress at fracture, psi (MPa), a = crack length (or one-half crack length, depending
13.9 Schematic of S-N curve, showing that the total fatigue life consists of two
phases: crack initiation and crack propagation. Note that, at high stresses, N, <
Np; at low stresses, Np < Nr Figure 13.10a shows an example of such localized ...
size of the crack and applied cyclic stress is such that the stress intensity range is
below AKth, then no growth of cracks should occur and failure of the component
by fatigue will be not a problem. This assumes, of course, that no larger flaws ...
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The Problem of Materials Selection and Development
Metallic Structures The Unit Cell
Effects of Stress and Temperature on Simple Metal
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