Engineering Materials Technology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750617406, 9781483141077

Engineering Materials Technology

2nd Edition

Authors: William Bolton
eBook ISBN: 9781483141077
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 18th August 1993
Page Count: 468
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Engineering Materials Technology, Second Edition discusses the underlying principles of materials selection in mechanical and production engineering. The book is comprised of 20 chapters that are organized into five parts. The text first covers the structure of materials, such as metals, alloys, and non-metals. The second part deals with the properties of materials, which include fracture, fatigue, and creep. The third and fourth parts discuss the characteristics of metals and non-metals, respectively. The last part deals with the selection process; this part takes into consideration the various properties of materials and the processes it goes through. The book will be of great use to students and practitioners of mechanical and production engineering.

Table of Contents


Part One The Structure of Materials

1 Basic Structure of Materials

1.1 Atoms and Molecules

1.2 Crystals

1.3 Liquids

1.4 Surfaces


2 Structure of Metals

2.1 Metals as Crystalline

2.2 Block Slip Model

2.3 Dislocations


3 Structure of Alloys

3.1 Alloys

3.2 Thermal Equilibrium Diagram

3.3 forms of Equilibrium Diagrams for Binary Alloys

3.4 Precipitation


4 Structure of Non-Metals

4.1 Polymer Structure

4.2 Mechanical Properties of Polymers

4.3 Additives

4.4 Ceramics


Part Two Properties of Materials

5 Basic Properties

5.1 Stress/Strain Graphs

5.2 Hardness

5.3 Impact Tests

5.4 Bend Tests

5.5 Thermal Properties

5.6 Electrical Properties


6 Fracture

6.1 Types of Fracture

6.2 Ductile Fracture

6.3 Brittle Fracture

6.4 Fracture Toughness

6.5 Failure with Polymeric Materials


7 Fatigue

7.1 Fatigue Failure

7.2 Fatigue Tests

7.3 Factors Affecting the Fatigue Properties of Metals

7.4 The Fatigue Properties of Plastics


8 Creep

8.1 Short-Term and Long-Term Behavior

8.2 Creep Mechanisms in Metals

8.3 Factors Affecting Creep with Metals

8.4 Factors Affecting Creep Behavior with Plastics


9 Environmental Stability of Materials

9.1 Corrosion

9.2 Types of Corrosion

9.3 Corrosion Prevention

9.4 The Stability of Polymers


Part Three Metals

10 forming Processes with Metals

10.1 The Main Processes

10.2 Casting

10.3 Manipulative Processes

10.4 Powder Techniques

10.5 Machining


11 Ferrous Alloys

11.1 Iron Alloys

11.2 Plain Carbon Steel

11.3 Alloy Steels

11.4 Cast Irons


12 Heat Treatment of Steels

12.1 Heat Treatment

12.2 Microstructural Transformations

12.3 TTT Diagrams

12.4 Hardenability

12.5 Tempering

12.6 Precipitation Hardening

12.7 Surface Hardening

12.8 Annealing

12.9 Selecting Heat Treatment


13 Non-Ferrous Alloys

13.1 The Range of Alloys

13.2 Aluminum

13.3 Copper

13.4 Magnesium

13.5 Nickel

13.6 Titanium

13.7 Zinc

13.8 Wear Resistance Treatments


Part Four Non-Metallic Materials

14 forming Processes with Non-Metallic Materials

14.1 The Main Polymer-Forming Processes

14.2 Foamed Polymers

14.3 Manufacture of Composites

14.4 forming Processes with Ceramics


15 Non-Metals

15.1 Thermoplastics

15.2 Thermosetting Polymers

15.3 Elastomers

15.4 Thermal, Electrical, Optical and Chemical Properties of Polymers

15.5 Ceramics


16 Composites

16.1 Composites

16.2 Fiber-Reinforced Materials

16.3 Particle-Reinforced Materials

16.4 Dispersion-Strengthened Metals

16.5 Laminates

16.6 Properties of Composites


17 Joining Materials

17.1 Joining Methods

17.2 Adhesives

17.3 Soldering and Brazing

17.4 Welding

17.5 Fastening Systems

17.6Joining Methods for Plastics


Part Five Selection

18 Selection of Materials

18.1 General Considerations

18.2 Selection for Static Strength

18.3 Selection for Stiffness

18.4 Selection for Fatigue Resistance

18.5 Selection for Toughness

18.6 Selection for Creep and Temperature Resistance

18.7 Selection for Corrosion Resistance

18.8 Selection for Wear Resistance

18.9 Selection for Physical Characteristics

18.10 Selection for Dimensional Considerations

18.11 Available Forms of Materials

18.12 The Costs of Materials


19 Selection of Processes

19.1 General Considerations

19.2 Casting of Metals

19.3 Manipulation of Metals

19.4 Powder Processes

19.5 Machining Metals

19.6 Joining Processes with Metals

19.7 Polymer-Forming Processes

19.8 The Cost Aspects of Process Selection


20 Selection Criteria

20.1 Criteria

20.2 Selecting

20.3 Case Studies: Critical Properties

20.4 Case Studies: Cost Per Unit Property

20.5 Case Studies: Merit Ratings

20.6 Data Sources and Use of Computers

20.7 Failures




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About the Author

William Bolton

Former Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK, and now retired, William Bolton has worked in industry and academia as a senior lecturer in a college of technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, an adviser to a British government aid project in Brazil on technical education, as a UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, and as Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council. He has written many engineering textbooks, including Mechatronics, 4th ed., Engineering Science, 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science, 2nd ed., Mechanical Science, 3rd ed., and Instrumentation and Control Systems.

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Formerly Lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK

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