Engineering Materials 1 - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780080468624

Engineering Materials 1

3rd Edition

An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design

Authors: David R.H. Jones Michael Ashby
eBook ISBN: 9780080468624
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 12th April 2005
Page Count: 448
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Widely adopted around the world, this is a core materials science and mechanical engineering text. Engineering Materials 1 gives a broad introduction to the properties of materials used in engineering applications. With each chapter corresponding to one lecture, it provides a complete introductory course in engineering materials for students with no previous background in the subject. Ashby & Jones have an established, successful track record in developing understanding of the properties of materials and how they perform in reality.

Key Features

  • One of the best-selling materials properties texts; well known, well established and well liked
  • New student friendly format, with enhanced pedagogy including many more case studies, worked examples, and student questions
  • World-renowned author team


Mid and senior undergraduate level courses, taught masters courses in departments of mechanical engineering; materials sciences; manufacturing; engineering design; materials design; product design; aeronautical engineering; engineering sciences. Particularly suitable as a one-semester course text.

Table of Contents

Engineering materials and their properties; Price and availability of materials; Elastic moduli; Bonding between atoms; Packing of atoms in solids; Physical basis of Young's modulus; Case studies in modulus-limited design; 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; Probalistic fracture of brittle materials; Fatigue failure; Fatigue design; Case studies in fatigue failure; Creep and creep fracture; Kinetic theory of diffusion; Mechanisms of creep and creep-resistant materials; The turbine blade - case studies in creep-limited design; Oxidation and corrosion; Oxidation of materials; Case studies in dry oxidation; Wet corrosion of materials; Case studies in wet corrosion; Friction and wear; Case studies in friction and wear; Design with materials; Final case study - materials and energy in car design; Appendices - Symbols and Formulae; References; Index; Complete solutions manual


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About the Author

David R.H. Jones

David R.H. Jones

Dr. Jones is co-author of Engineering Materials 1 and 2 and lead author for the 3rd and 4th editions. He was the founder editor of Elsevier's journal Engineering Failure Analysis, and founder chair of Elsevier's International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis series. His research interests are in materials engineering, and along with serving as President of Christ's College at the University of Cambridge he now works internationally advising major companies and legal firms on failures of large steel structures.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former President, Christ's College, Cambridge, UK

Michael Ashby

Michael Ashby

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK

Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier’s top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge, and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London


"Ashby (emeritus) and Jones (both Cambridge U.) have made considerable changes to the 2005 third edition (the first edition was published in 1980), among them new illustrative photographs, references to reliable websites, and worked examples to many of the chapters. The textbook is for a first course on materials for undergraduate engineering students, holding up one corner of a curriculum that includes design, mechanics, and structures. It covers price and availability; the elastic moduli; yield strength, tensile strength, and ductility; fast fracture, brittle fracture, and toughness; fatigue failure; creep deformation and fracture; oxidation and corrosion; and friction, abrasion, and wear."--Reference & Research Book News October 2012

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