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Materials and process selection for engineering design
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3rd ed.
Publication Information:
FL, : CRC Pr., 2014.
Physical Description:
xxiii, 513 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Introducing a new engineering product or changing an existing model involves making designs, reaching economic decisions, selecting materials, choosing manufacturing processes, and assessing its environmental impact. These activities are interdependent and should not be performed in isolation from each other. This is because the materials and processes used in making the product can have a large influence on its design, cost, and performance in service.

Since the publication of the second edition of this book, changes have occurred in the fields of materials and manufacturing. Industries now place more emphasis on manufacturing products and goods locally, rather than outsourcing. Nanostructured and smart materials appear more frequently in products, composites are used in designing essential parts of civilian airliners, and biodegradable materials are increasingly used instead of traditional plastics. More emphasis is now placed on how products affect the environment, and society is willing to accept more expensive but eco-friendly goods. In addition, there has been a change in the emphasis and the way the subjects of materials and manufacturing are taught within a variety of curricula and courses in higher education.

This third edition of the bestselling Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design has been comprehensively revised and reorganized to reflect these changes. In addition, the presentation has been enhanced and the book includes more real-world case studies.

Table of Contents

Product Design and Development in the Industrial Enterprise
Part I Performance of Materials in Service
Failure Under Mechanical Loading
Corrosion, Wear, and Degradation of Materials
Selection of Materials to Resist Failure
Part II Relationship between Design, Materials, and Manufacturing Processes
The Nature of Engineering Design
Effect of Material Properties on Design
Effect of Manufacturing Processes on Design
Part III Selection and Substitution of Materials and Processes in Industry
Economics and Environmental Impact of Materials and Processes
The Materials Selection Process
Materials Substitution
Case Studies in Materials Selection and Substitution
Part IV Appendices
Metallic Materials: Classification, General Characteristics, and Properties
Polymers: Classification, General Characteristics, and Properties
Ceramic Materials: Classification, General Characteristics, and Properties
Composite Materials: Classification and Properties
Semiconductors and Advanced Materials
Conversion of Units and Hardness Values