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Materials for Engineering

This third edition of what has become a modern classic presents a lively overview of Materials Science which is ideal for students of Structural Engineering. It contains chapters on the structure of engineering materials, the determination of mechanical properties, metals and alloys, glasses and ceramics, organic polymeric materials and composite materials. It contains a section with thought-provoking questions as well as a series of useful appendices. Tabulated data in the body of the text, and the appendices, have been selected to increase the value of Materials for engineering as a permanent source of reference to readers throughout their professional lives. The second edition was awarded Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title award in 2003. This third edition includes new information on emerging topics and updated reading lists.

Students of structural engineering and as a reference for professionals

Paperback, 256 Pages

Published: April 2006

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-157-8


  • Voted - Outstanding academic title 2003, Choice Magazine (Review of second edition)
    This outstanding title has been selected for its excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of its contribution to the field, and its value regarding important treatment of its subject., Choice Magazine (Review of second edition)


  • Part 1 Characterisation of engineering materials: The structure of engineering materials; The determination of mechanical properties. Part 2 Structure / property relationships: Metals and alloys; Glasses and ceramics; Organic polymeric materials; Composite materials.


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