- Print ISBN 9781856178938
- Electronic ISBN 9780080970462
* Design-led approach motivates and engages students in the study of materials science and engineering through real-life case studies and illustrative applications
* Highly visual full color graphics facilitate understanding of materials concepts and properties
* Chapters on materials selection and design are integrated with chapters on materials fundamentals, enabling students to see how specific fundamentals can be important to the design process
* For instructors, a solutions manual, lecture slides, online image bank and materials selection charts for use in class handouts or lecture presentations are available at http://textbooks.elsevier.com
* Links with the Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES EduPack), the powerful materials selection software. See www.grantadesign.com for information
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
- "Guided Learning" sections on crystallography, phase diagrams and phase transformations enhance students’ learning of these key foundation topics
- Revised and expanded chapters on durability, and processing for materials properties
- More than 50 new worked examples placed throughout the text
- Available online testing and assessment component helps students assess their knowledge of the topics – Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
- Link to interactive online materials science tutorials updated with new self test questions
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- 12th October 2009
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Professor Mike Ashby is well known for producing readily understandable materials education texts, and for the innovative use of graphical representation for material properties. This book, now in its second edition, is no exception and explains materials engineering from a design-led approach, as opposed to the more traditional science-led approach.
Useful for reinforcing student learning is the inclusion of over 50 new worked examples, distributed throughout the book. Completely new are the self-contained Guided Learning Units or sections at the end of the book on crystallography, and phase diagrams and phase transformations, including exercises (and unlike the rest of the book with answers). There are also useful links to interactive ‘online’ tutorials and assessment, reinforcing the strong selfteaching aspects of the book.
[T]he book is aimed primarily at students and teachers of materials science and engineering, although engineering practitioners involved with materials and their selection will also find the extensive use of applications both useful and relevant.
-Engineering Designer, (Reviewed by Professor Kevin Edwards)