Engineering Materials 2

Engineering Materials 2, 4th Edition

An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing

Engineering Materials 2, 4th Edition,D R H Jones,Michael Ashby,ISBN9780080966687






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The leading course text for advanced engineering materials courses on microstructure and materials processing, from Mike Ashby and Dai Jones, two of the world’s foremost authorities on materials selection in engineering design

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Key Features

  • Many new or revised applications-based case studies and examples
  • Treatment of phase diagrams integrated within the main text
  • Increased emphasis on the relationship between structure, processing and properties, in both conventional and innovative materials
  • Frequent worked examples - to consolidate, develop, and challenge
  • Many new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clips
  • Accompanying companion site with access to instructors’ resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book


Engineering Materials: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing is a comprehensive introduction to microstructures and processing of materials for engineering students and other related courses. It is composed of chapters that are arranged into four sections: metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, which are the distinct generic classes of materials. The materials are presented in an easy-to-read style, while establishing the main concepts and providing details on how processing, microstructures, and physicochemical characters are interrelated. The book emphasizes the relationship between structure, processing and properties, of both conventional and innovative materials. It provides detailed discussions of the different aspects of transformations, including interface kinetics, nucleation and growth, and constitutional undercooling. The book also presents new case studies and examples to illustrate, develop and consolidate the different topics. The text features new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites and video clips, and a companion site with access to instructors' resources: solution manual, image bank of figures from the book and a section of interactive materials science tutorials. The text aims to provide detailed discussions about engineering materials to senior-level and postgraduate students of mechanical engineering, manufacturing, materials science, engineering design, products design, aeronautical engineering, and other engineering sciences.


Senior level and postgraduate study in departments of mechanical engineering; materials sciences; manufacturing; engineering design; materials design; product design; aeronautical engineering; engineering sciences.

D R H Jones

Dr. Jones is co-author of Engineering Materials 1 and 2 and lead author for the 3rd and 4th editions. He was the founder editor of Elsevier's journal Engineering Failure Analysis, and founder chair of Elsevier's International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis series. His research interests are in materials engineering, and along with serving as President of Christ's College at the University of Cambridge he now works internationally advising major companies and legal firms on failures of large steel structures.

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President, Christ's College, Cambridge, UK

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Michael Ashby

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier’s top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.

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Professor Emeritus, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

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Engineering Materials 2, 4th Edition

Part A: Metals
Chapter 1 - Metals
Chapter 2 - Metal Structures
Chapter 3 - Phase Diagrams 1
Chapter 4 - Phase Diagrams 2
Chapter 5 - Case Studies in Phase Diagrams
Chapter 6 - Driving Force for Structural Change
Chapter 7 - Kinetics 1--Diffusive Transformations
Chapter 8 - Kinetics 2--Nucleation
Chapter 9 - Kinetics 3--Displacive Transformations
Chapter 10 - Case Studies in Phase Transformations
Chapter 11 - Light Alloys
Chapter 12 - Steels 1--Carbon Steels
Chapter 13 - Steels 2--Alloy Steels
Chapter 14 - Case Studies in Steels
Chapter 15 - Processing Metals 1
Chapter 16 - Processing Metals 2

Part B: Ceramics
Chapter 17 - Ceramics
Chapter 18 - Ceramic Structures
Chapter 19 - Mechanical Properties of Ceramics
Chapter 20 - Processing Ceramics
Chapter 21 - Cement and Concrete
Chapter 22 - Case Studies in Ceramics 

Part C: Polymers
Chapter 23 - Polymers
Chapter 24 - Polymer Structures
Chapter 25 - Mechanical Properties of Polymers
Chapter 26 - Processing Polymers
Chapter 27 - Case Studies in Polymers

Part D: Composites
Chapter 28 - Properties of Composites and Foams
Chapter 29 - Wood Structure and Properties
Chapter 30 - Case Studies in Composites

Appendix - Symbols and Formulae


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