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Engineering Materials 1 - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780081020517, 9780081020524

Engineering Materials 1

5th Edition

An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design

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Authors: David R.H. Jones Michael Ashby
eBook ISBN: 9780081020524
Paperback ISBN: 9780081020517
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th December 2018
Page Count: 586
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Widely adopted around the world, Engineering Materials 1 is a core materials science and engineering text for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students; it provides a broad introduction to the mechanical and environmental properties of materials used in a wide range of engineering applications. The text is deliberately concise, with each chapter designed to cover the content of one lecture. As in previous editions, chapters are arranged in groups dealing with particular classes of properties, each group covering property definitions, measurement, underlying principles, and materials selection techniques. Every group concludes with a chapter of case studies that demonstrate practical engineering problems involving materials. The 5th edition boasts expanded properties coverage, new case studies, more exercises and examples, and all-around improved pedagogy.

Engineering Materials 1, Fifth Edition is perfect as a stand-alone text for a one-semester course in engineering materials or a first text with its companion Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing, in a two-semester course or sequence.

Key Features

  • New chapters on magnetic, optical, thermal and electrical properties, with appropriate case studies of applications
  • Improved pedagogy, featuring more relevant photographs, new glossary of terms, additional worked examples, plus 50% more exercises than in previous edition, now graded according to difficulty
  • Improved discussion of supply and demand in Chapter 2
  • Discussion at various points throughout the book of how nanomaterials can differ from larger-scale materials in their properties
  • New case studies on medical materials/biomaterials


Mid and senior undergraduate level 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

1. Engineering Materials and Their Properties

Part A: Price and Availability
2. Price and Availability of Materials

Part B: Elastice Moduli
3. Elastic Moduli
4. Bonding between Atoms
5. Packing of Atoms in Solids
6. Physical Basis of Young’s Modulus
7. Applications of Elastic Deformation
8. Case Studies in Modulus-Limited Design

Part C: Yield Strength, Tensile Strength, and Ductility
9. Yield Strength, Tensile Strength, and Ductility
10. Dislocations and Yielding in Crystals
11. Strengthening and Plasticity of Polycrystals
12. Continuum Aspects of Plastic Flow
13. Case Studies in Yield-Limited Design

Part D: Fast Fracture, Brittle Fracture, and Toughness
14. Fast Fracture and Toughness
15. Micromechanisms of Fast Fracture
16. Fracture Probability of Brittle Materials
17. Case Studies in Fracture

Part E: Fatigue Failure
18. Fatigue Failure
19. Fatigue Design
20. Case Studies in Fatigue Failure

Part F: Creep Deformation and Fracture
21. Creep Deformation and Fracture
22. Kinetic Theory of Diffusion
23. Mechanisms of Creep, and Creep-Resistant Materials
24. The Turbine Blade—A Case Study in Creep-Limited Design

Part G: Oxidation and Corrosion
25. Oxidation of Materials
26. Case Studies in Dry Oxidation
27. Wet Corrosion of Materials
28. Case Studies in Wet Corrosion

Part H: Friction and Wear
29. Friction and Wear
30. Case Studies in Friction and Wear

Part I: Thermal Properties
31. Thermal Expansion
32. Thermal Conductivity and Specific Heat
33. Final Case Study:Materials and Energy in Car Design




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About the Authors

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.

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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.

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

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