Engineering Materials Vol. 2 – Michael F. Ashby, David R. Jones – 2nd Edition


are evolving faster today than at any time in history. As a consequence the engineer must be more aware of materials and their potential than ever before. In comparing the properties of competing materials with precision involves an understanding of the basic properties of materials, how they are controlled by processing, formed, joined and finished and of the chain of reasoning that leads to a successful choice. This book will provide the reader with this understanding.

Materials are grouped into four classes: , Ceramics, and , and each are examined in turn. The chapters are arranged in groups, with a group of chapters to describe each of the four classes of materials. Each group first of all introduces the major families of materials that go to make up each materials class. The main microstructural features of the class are then outlined and the reader is shown how to process or treat them to get the structures (properties) that are wanted. Each group of chapters is illustrated by Case Studies designed to help the reader understand the basic material.

This book has been written as a second level for engineering students. It provides a concise introduction to the microstructures and processing of materials and shows how these are related to the properties required in .

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Metals: Metals
Metal Structures
Equilibrium Constitution and Phase Diagrams
Case Studies in Phase Diagrams
The Driving Force for Structural Change
Kinetics of Structural Change: I - Diffusive Transformations
Kinetics of Structural Change: II - Nucleation
Kinetics of Structural Change: III - Displacive Transformations
Case Studies in Phase Transformations
The Light Alloys
Steels: I - Carbon Steels
Steels: II - Alloy Steels
Case Studies in Steels
Production, Forming and Joining of Metals
Ceramics and Glasses: Ceramics and Glasses
Structure of Ceramics
The Mechanical Properties of Ceramics
The Statistics of Brittle Fracture and Case Study
Production, Forming and Joining of Ceramics
Special Topic: Cements and Concretes
Polymers and Composites: Polymers
The Structure of Polymers
Mechanical Behaviour of Polymers
Production, Forming and Joining of Polymers
Composites: Fibrous, Particulate and Foamed
Special Topic: Wood
Designing with Metals, Ceramics, Polymers and Composites: Design with Materials
Case Studies in Design.

Appendix 1 - Teaching Yourself Phase Diagrams
Appendix 2 - Symbols and Formulae
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