Engineering Materials 1 - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780081020517

Engineering Materials 1

5th Edition

An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design

Authors: D.R.H. Jones Michael Ashby
Paperback ISBN: 9780081020517
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 576
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Engineering Materials 1, Fifth Edition: An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design 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, with each group covering property definitions, measurement, underlying principles, and materials selection techniques. Each group concludes with case studies that demonstrate practical engineering problems involving covered materials.

This fifth edition boasts expanded properties coverage, new case studies, more exercises and examples, and an improved pedagogy. It is perfect as a standalone text for a one-semester course in engineering materials, or as a first text with its companion Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing, in a two-semester course or sequence.

Key Features

  • Covers new chapters on magnetic, optical, thermal and electrical properties, with appropriate case studies on their applications
  • Presents an improved pedagogy, featuring more relevant photographs, a new glossary of terms, additional worked examples, and 50% more exercises than in the previous edition
  • Provides additional discussions on supply and demand
  • Includes 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. The Price and Availability of Materials

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

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

Part D: Fast Fracture, Brittle Facture, and Toughness
13. Fast Fracture and Toughness
14. Micromechanisms of Fast Fracture
15. Probabilistic Fracture of Brittle Materials
16. Case Studies in Fracture

Part E: Fatigue Failure
17 - Fatigue Failure
18 - Fatigue Design
19 - Case Studies in Fatigue Failure

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

Part G: Physical Properties
24. Thermal Properties
25. Electrical Properties
26. Magnetic Properties
27. Optical Properties

Part G: Oxidation and Corrosion
28. Oxidation of Materials
29. Case Studies in Dry Oxidation
30. Wet Corrosion of Materials
31. Case Studies in Wet Corrosion

Part H: Friction, Abrasion, and Wear
32. Friction and Wear
33. Case Studies in Friction and Wear
34. Final Case Study: Materials and Energy in Car Design


No. of pages:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
Paperback ISBN:

About the Author

D.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

President, Christ's College, Cambridge, UK

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

Professor Emeritus, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Ratings and Reviews