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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This is a thermosetting polymer. As an example of the first case, we form long
chainlike polyethylene molecules. Upon heating, the van der Waals forces
between these weaken and the material melts (thermoplastic). In the second
Is it thermoplastic or thermosetting? 9.2 Consider polyvinylchloride (PVC). a.
Sketch the polymer and the copolymer with ethylene. b. Could either crystallize? (
Hint: Polyvinylchloride is syndiotactic.) c. Is it thermoplastic or thermosetting?
Is the material thermoplastic or thermosetting? Is it crystalline? Compare the
structure with polyethylene (see Table 9.4). 9.10 The most important nylons are 6/
6, 6, 6/10. The numbers refer to the number of carbon atoms in the mers which
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