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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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  • 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

Preface to the Fourth Edition Acknowledgements General Introduction Part A Metals     Chapter 1 Metals          1.1 Introduction          1.2 Metals for a Model Steam Engine          1.3 Metals for Drinks Cans          1.4 Metals for Hip Joints          1.5 Data for Metals     Chapter 2 Metal Structures          2.1 Introduction          2.2 Crystal and Glass Structures          2.3 Structures of Solutions and Compounds          2.4 Phases          2.5 Grain and Phase Boundaries          2.6 Shapes of Grains and Phases          2.7 Summary-Constitution and Structure          Worked Example     Chapter 3 Phase Diagrams1          3.1 Introduction          3.2 Source Books          3.3 Components, Phases, and Structures          Worked Example          Worked Example          3.4 One-and Two-Component Systems          Worked Example          3.5 Solutions to Examples     Chapter 4 Phase Diagrams 2          4.1 Eutectics, Eutectoids, and Peritectics          4.2 Test Examples          4.3 Solutions to Examples     Chapter 5 Case Studies in Phase Diagrams          5.1 Introduction          5.2 Choosing Soft Solders          5.3 Pure Silicon for Microchips          5.4 Making Bubble-Free Ice          Worked Example     Chapter 6 Driving Force for Structural Change          6.1 Introduction          6.2 Driving Forces          6.3 Reversibility          6.4 Stability, Instability, and Metastability          6.5 Driving Force for Solidification          6.6 Solid-State Phase Changes          6.7 Precipitate Coarsening          6.8 Grain Growth          6.9 Recrystallization          6.10 Sizes of Driving Forces          Worked Example     Chapter 7 Kinetics 1-Diffusive Transformations          7.1 Introduction          7.2 Solidification          7.3 Heat-Flow Effects          7.4 Solid-State Phase Changes          7.5 Diffusion-Controlled Kinetics          7.6 Shapes of Grains and Phases          Worked Example     Chapter 8 Kinetics 2-Nucleation          8.1 Introduction          8.2 Nucleation in Liquids          8.3 Heterogeneous Nucleation          8.4 Nucleation in Solids          8.5 Summary          8.6 Nucleation Everywhere          Worked Example     Chapter 9 Kinetics 3-Displacive Transformations          9.1 Introduction          9.2 Diffusive f.c.c. to b.c.c.Transformation in Pure Iron          9.3 Time Temperature Transformation Diagram          9.4 Displacive b.c.c.Transformation          9.5 Details of Martensite Formation          9.6 Martensite Transformation in Steels          Worked Example     Chapter 10 Case Studies in Phase Transformations          10.1 Introduction          10.2 Making Rain          10.3 Fine-Grained Castings          10.4 Single Crystals for Semiconductors          10.5 Amorphous Metals          Worked Example     Chapter 11 Light Alloys          11.1 Introduction          11.2 Solid Solution Hardening          11.3 Age (Precipitation) Hardening          11.4 Work Hardening          Worked Example     Chapter 12 Steels 1-Carbon Steels          12.1 Introduction          12.2 Microstructures After Slow Cooling (Normalizing)          12.3 Mechanical Properties of Normalized Steels          12.4 Quenched-and-Tempered Steels          12.5 Notes on the TTT Diagram     Chapter 13 Steels 2 - Alloy Steels          13.1 Introduction          13.2 Hardenability          13.3 Solution Hardening          13.4 Precipitation Hardening          13.5 Corrosion Resistance          13.6 Stainless Steels          13.7 Phases in Stainless Steels          13.8 Improving Stainless Steels          Worked Example     Chapter 14 Case Studies in Steels          14.1 Detective Work After a Boiler Explosion          14.2 Welding Steels Safely          14.3 The Case of the Broken Hammer     Chapter 15 Processing Metals 1          15.1 Introduction          15.2 Casting          15.3 Deformation Processing          15.4 Recrystallization          Worked Example     Chapter 16 Processing Metals 2          16.1 Machining          16.2 Joining          16.3 Heat Treating          16.4 Special Topics          Worked Example Part B Ceramics     Chapter 17 Ceramics          17.1 Introduction          17.2 Generic Ceramics          17.3 Ceramic Composites          17.4 Data for Ceramics     Chapter 18 Ceramic Structures          18.1 Introduction          18.2 Ionic and Covalent Ceramics          18.3 Simple Ionic Ceramics          18.4 Simple Covalent Ceramics          18.5 Silica and Silicates          18.6 Silicate Glasses          18.7 Ceramic Alloys          18.8 Microstructures of Ceramics          18.9 Vitreous Ceramics          18.10 Stone and Rock          18.11 Ceramic Composites          Worked Example     Chapter 19 Mechanical Properties of Ceramics          19.1 Introduction          19.2 Elastic Moduli          19.3 Strength, Hardness, and Lattice Resistance          19.4 Fracture Strength of Ceramics          19.5 Modulus of Rupture          19.6 Compression Test          19.7 Thermal Shock Resistance          19.8 Time Dependence of Strength          19.9 Creep of Ceramics     Chapter 20 Processing Ceramics          20.1 Introduction          20.2 Production of Engineering Ceramics          20.3 Forming Engineering Ceramics          20.4 Production and Forming of Glass          20.5 Processing Pottery, Porcelain, and Brick          20.6 Improving Ceramics          20.7 Joining Ceramics          Worked Example     Chapter 21 Cement and Concrete          21.1 Introduction          21.2 Chemistry of Cement          21.3 Structure of Portland Cement          21.4 Concrete          21.5 Strength of Cement and Concrete          21.6 High-Strength Cement          21.7 Reinforcing Cement and Concrete          Worked Example     Chapter 22 Case Studies in Ceramics          22.1 Hard as Flint          22.2 Slate - Natural Roofing Material          22.3 Glass Roof Beams          Worked Example Part C Polymers     Chapter 23 Polymers          23.1 Introduction          23.2 Generic Polymers          23.3 Material Data          Worked Example     Chapter 24 Polymer Structures          24.1 Introduction          24.2 Molecular Length          24.3 Molecular Architecture          24.4 Molecular Packing and Glass Transition          Worked Example     Chapter 25 Mechanical Properties of Polymers          25.1 Introduction          25.2 Stiffness-Time and Temperature Dependent Modulus          25.3 Strength-Cold Drawing and Crazing     Chapter 26 Processing Polymers          26.1 Introduction          26.2 Polymer Synthesis          26.3 Polymer Alloys          26.4 Forming Polymers          26.5 Joining Polymers          Worked Example     Chapter 27 Case Studies in Polymers          27.1 Fatal Bungee Jumping Accident          27.2 Polyethylene Gas Pipes          27.3 Ultra strong Fibers for Yacht Rigging Part D Composites     Chapter 28 Properties of Composites and Foams          28.1 Introduction          28.2 Fiber Composites          28.3 Modulus          28.4 Tensile Strength          28.5 Toughness          28.6 Foams and Cellular Solids          28.7 Properties of Foams          28.8 Materials that are Engineered     Chapter 29 Wood Structure and Properties          29.1 Introduction          29.2 Structure of Wood          29.3 Mechanical Properties of Wood          29.4 Elasticity          29.5 Tensile and Compressive Strength.          29.6 Toughness          29.7 Wood Compared to Other Materials          Worked Example     Chapter 30 Case Studies in Composites          30.1 Materials for Violin Bodies          30.2 Failure of a GFRP Surgical Instrument          30.3 Cork-A Unique Natural Foam          Worked Example Appendix Symbols and Formulae References Index

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