Engineering Materials 2 - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780081020692, 9780081020708

Engineering Materials 2

5th Edition

An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing

Authors: D. R. H. Jones Michael Ashby
eBook ISBN: 9780081020708
Paperback ISBN: 9780081020692
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 608
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Table of Contents

Part A: Metals
1. Metals
2. Metal Structures
3. Phase Diagrams 1
4. Phase Diagrams 2
5. Case Studies in Phase Diagrams
6. Driving Force for Structural Change
7. Kinetics 1—Diffusive Transformations
8. Kinetics 2—Nucleation
9. Kinetics 3—Displacive Transformations
10. Case Studies in Phase Transformations
11. Light Alloys
12. Steels 1—Carbon Steels
13. Steels 2—Alloy Steels
14. Case Studies in Steels
15. Processing Metals 1
16. Processing Metals 2

Part B: Ceramics
17. Ceramics
18. Ceramic Structures
19. Mechanical Properties of Ceramics
20. Processing Ceramics
21. Cement and Concrete
22. Case Studies in Ceramics

Part C: Polymers
23. Polymers
24. Polymer Structures
25. Mechanical Properties of Polymers
26. Processing Polymers
27. Case Studies in Polymers

Part D: Composites
28. Properties of Composites and Foams
29. Wood Structure and Properties
30. Case Studies in Composites


Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing is a comprehensive introduction to microstructures and processing of materials for engineering students and other related courses. It is composed of chapters that are arranged into four sections: metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, which are the distinct generic classes of materials. The materials are presented in an easy-to-read style, while establishing the main concepts and providing details on how processing, microstructures, and physicochemical characters are interrelated. The book emphasizes the relationship between structure, processing and properties, of both conventional and innovative materials. It provides detailed discussions of the different aspects of transformations, including interface kinetics, nucleation and growth, and constitutional undercooling. The 5th edition boasts new case studies, more exercises and examples, and all-around improved pedagogy.

Key Features

  • 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
  • Coverage of 3D printing/additive manufacturing has been added
  • Many new or revised applications-based case studies
  • Accompanying companion site with access to instructors’ resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book


Senior undergraduate and first year graduate courses in departments of mechanical engineering; materials sciences; manufacturing; engineering design; materials design; product design; aeronautical engineering; engineering sciences


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About the Authors

D. R. H. Jones Author

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 Author

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