Understanding the properties and behavior of materials is fundamental to engineering design and a core materials science subject. Written for all students of engineering, materials science and design, this is one of the best known, best selling materials and design course texts. It describes the procedures for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that the most suitable materials for a given application are identified from the full range of materials available. Revised and updated for its fourth edition, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design 4e offers readers a unique and genuinely innovative resource. Complete with Ashby's famous materials selection charts, now in full color, new case studies and exercises, new worked examples, major chapter revisions, updated online instructor's manual.