Offering a solid, basic, 'real-world' background on materials processing and properties, this up-to-date text exposes readers to holistic, integrated, and concurrent engineering approaches in design - helping them understand how the material selection was processed, how it is going to be fabricated, and how it is going to be used. Introducing readers to the methodology of engineering design, the book shows how materials selection comes into play during the design of a component or a structure, and examines such engineering requirements as stress, mode of loading, corrosion, and performance efficiencies of materials. Readers are acquainted with the factors of costs and statutory requirements, including environmental regulations and recycling, and case studies are integrated throughout to illustrate the selection process. For mechanical, aerospace, and civil engineers.
Engineering-Transportation, Engineering, Mechanical,