Joining of Materials and Structures

Joining of Materials and Structures

From Pragmatic Process to Enabling Technology

1st Edition - August 5, 2004

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  • Author: Robert Messler
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677578
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478845

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Joining of Materials and Structures is the first and only complete and highly readable treatment of the options for joining conventional materials and the structures they comprise in conventional and unconventional ways, and for joining emerging materials and structures in novel ways. Joining by mechanical fasteners, integral designed-or formed-in features, adhesives, welding, brazing, soldering, thermal spraying, and hybrid processes are addressed as processes and technologies, as are issues associated with the joining of metals, ceramics (including cement and concrete) glass, plastics, and composites (including wood), as well as, for the first time anywhere, living tissue. While focused on materials issues, issues related to joint design, production processing, quality assurance, process economics, and joint performance in service are not ignored. The book is written for engineers, from an in-training student to a seasoned practitioner by an engineer who chose to teach after years of practice. By reading and referring to this book, the solutions to joining problems will be within one’s grasp.Key Features:· Unprecedented coverage of all joining options (from lashings to lasers) in 10 chapters· Uniquely complete coverage of all materials, including living tissues, in 6 chapters· Richly illustrated with 76 photographs and 233 illustrations or plots· Practice Questions and Problems for use as a text of for reviewing to aid for comprehension

Key Features

* Coverage all of major joining technologies, including welding, soldering, brazing, adhesive and cement bonding, pressure fusion, riveting, bolting, snap-fits, and more

* Organized by both joining techniques and materials types, including metals, non-metals, ceramics and glasses, composites, biomaterials, and living tissue

* An ideal reference for design engineers, students, package and product designers, manufacturers, machinists, materials scientists


Mechanical Engineers and Materials Engineers involved with all aspects of joining, including welding, adhesives, rivets, bolts, soldering, brazing, and advanced fusion technologies--for metals, non-metals and even biomaterials. Also undergraduate students in upper-level engineering courses; graduate students in engineering courses.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    I: Joining Processes & Technologies
    1. Introduction to Joining: A Process and a Technology
    2. Mechanical Joining
    3. Mechanical Fasteners, Integral Attachments, and Other Mechanical Joining Methods
    4. Adhesive Bonding and Cementing
    5. Adhesives, Cements, Mortars, and the Bonding Process
    6. Welding as a Joining Process
    7. Brazing: A Subclassification of Welding
    8. Soldering: A Subset of Brazing
    9. The Basic Metallurgy of Welding, Brazing, and Soldering
    10. Other Joining Processes: Variants and Hybrids
    II: Joining of Specific Materials and Structures
    11. Joining of Metals, Alloys, and Intermetallics
    12. Joining of Ceramics and Glasses
    13. Joining of Polymers
    14. Joining Composite Materials and Structures
    15. Joining Dissimilar Material Combinations
    16. Joining Structures and Living Tissue


Product details

  • No. of pages: 816
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2004
  • Published: August 5, 2004
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677578
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478845

About the Author

Robert Messler

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

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