Engineering Materials 1

Engineering Materials 1

An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design

5th Edition - November 30, 2018

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  • Authors: David R.H. Jones, Michael Ashby
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081020524
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081020517

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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



Product details

  • No. of pages: 586
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2018
  • Published: November 30, 2018
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081020524
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081020517

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former President, Christ's College, Cambridge, UK

Michael Ashby

Michael Ashby
Mike Ashby is one of the world’s foremost authorities on materials selection. He 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, Materials and Sustainable Development, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also co-author 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, UK

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  • Samuli P. Sat Aug 21 2021

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    The product was very easy to buy, and the price of the product was very competitive.

  • AndrewWeighell Wed Feb 19 2020

    Engineering Materials 1

    Good normal user level text book with worked through examples. Nice to have detailed answers. (There is nothing more useless than a text book with unanswered questions).