Reflecting the rapid advances in new materials development, this work offers up-to-date information on the properties and applications of various classes of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. It aims to simplify the materials selection process and show how to lower materials and manufacturing costs, drawing on such sources as vendor supplied and quality control test data.
". . .a valuable resource for the design engineer. . .The writing is of high quality throughout, an impressive achievement in a multiauthor book."
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Principles of selection; introduction to metals; non-ferous metals; carbon and low alloy steels; ultra high strength steels; bearing and tool steels; stainless steels; cast irons; heat resistant alloys; polymers; ceramic materials; metal matrix composites; polymer matrix composites; ceramic matrix and carbon-carbon composites; environmental degradation of engineering materials; comparative properties. Appendices: conversion units; materials costs.