Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design

Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications, and Design 

D R H Jones

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Innovation in engineering often means the clever use of a new material—new to a particular application, but not necessarily (although sometimes) new in the sense of recently developed. Plastic paper clips and ceramic turbine-blades both represent attempts to do better with polymers and ceramics what had previously been done well with metals. And engineering disasters are frequently caused by the misuse of materials. When the plastic teaspoon buckles as you stir your tea, and when a fleet of aircraft is grounded because cracks have appeared in the tailplane, it is because the engineer who designed them used the wrong materials or did not understand the properties of those used. So it is vital that the professional engineer should know how to select materials which best fit the demands of the design—economic and aesthetic demands, as well as demands of strength and durability. The designer must understand the properties of materials, and their limitations.

Content :
  • Engineering materials and their properties
  • The price and availability of materials
  • The elastic moduli
  • Bonding between atoms
  • Packing of atoms in solids
  • The physical basis of Young’s modulus
  • Case studies in modulus-limited design
  • The yield strength, tensile strength and ductility
  • Dislocations and yielding in crystals
  • Strengthening methods, and plasticity of polycrystals
  • Continuum aspects of plastic flow
  • Case studies in yield-limited design
  • Fast fracture and toughness
  • Micromechanisms of fast fracture
  • Case studies in fast fracture

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