New materials enable advances in engineering design. This book describes a procedure for material selection in mechanical design , allowing the most suitable materials for a given application to be identified from the full range of materials and section shapes availale. Materials are introduced through their properties; materials selection charts capture the important features of all materials, allowing rapid retrieval of information and application of selection techniques. Merit indices, combined with charts, allow optimization of the materials selection process. Sources of material property data are reviewed and approaches to their use are given. material processing and its influence on the design are discussed. The book closes with chapters on aesthetics and industrial design. Case studies are developed as a method of illustrating the procedure and as a way of developing the ideas further.
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"...this book fulfills its intention to bring together the diverse aspects of material properties, processing and geometry, to give the design engineer a systematic method of materials selection." - Materials World
"This book is unique in its presentation of materials and design information. The author provides 16 chapters and four appendices stuffed with information presented in a manner not typically seen before...At the price of the book and the pure entertainment value it brings to someone interested in materials technology presented from a totally different aspect, I suggest that it is a welcome addition to your reference library" - Sampe Journal, June 2000
Michael Ashby has renewed the field, with elegance and efficiency. The present book is the third edition of what has now become a classic. As well as providing an excellent textbook, it brings to the reader the "state of the art" in the field to those willing to get involved in this new research topic." - Yves Brechet, MRS Bulletin 2005
By Michael Ashby
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Book Description Pergamon, London, 1992. Book Condition: Good. 311p 55p large A4 sized hardback, 2 books including appendix, library bookplates with cancelled stamps, illustrations and charts throughout, very good set from a Cambridge college library. Bookseller Inventory # PAB 122209
Book Description Pergamon, 1992. Book Condition: Good. 1st ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91595834