Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures, Processing, and Design

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Elsevier Science & Technology Books, Jan 1, 1986 - Ceramic materials - 369 pages
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Provides a thorough explanation of the basic properties of materials; of how these can be controlled by processing; of how materials are formed, joined and finished; and of the chain of reasoning that leads to a successful choice of material for a particular application. The materials covered are grouped into four classes: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Each class is studied in turn, identifying the families of materials in the class, the microstructural features, the processes or treatments used to obtain a particular structure and their design applications. The text is supplemented by practical case studies and example problems with answers, and a valuable programmed learning course on phase diagrams.

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I've read only few books about material science. This was absolutely the best from the bunch. It's not that dense on information, but it gives you the big picture. Sometimes the even bigger picture ... Read full review


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Michael F. Ashby is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he has been a faculty member since 1973. He is a member of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He has authored a number of books on materials, design and the environment and he has a lifelong interest in natural and cellular materials.

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