Engineering Materials Volume 2

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Materials 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.

Table of Contents:
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; Index.