The Science and Engineering of Materials 6th Edition provides an understanding of the relationship between structure, processing, and properties of materials.
By selecting the appropriate topics from this wealth of material, instructors can emphasize materials, provide a general overview, concentrate on mechanical behavior, or focus on physical properties. Since the book has more material than is needed for a one-semester course, students will also have a useful reference for subsequent courses in manufacturing, materials, design, or materials selection.
From the Preface
- Chapter Openings and Introductions introduce the student to relevant topics and ideas covered in that chapter.
- Have You Ever Wondered? questions designed to pique the interest of the reader relate the material covered in the chapter to its real world application.
- Considerably more focused on core Materials Science.
- Includes end-of-chapter design problems and chapter summaries.
- A glossary of key words and definitions can be found at the end of each chapter.
When the relationships between the structure, properties, and processing of materials are fully understood and exploited, materials become enabling - they are transformed from "stuff," the raw materials that nature gave us, to "things," the products and technologies that we develop as engineers. Any technologist can find materials properties in a book or search databases for a material that meets design specifications, but the ability to innovate and to incorporate materials safely in a design is rooted in an understanding of how to manipulate materials properties and functionality through the control of materials structure and processing techniques. The objective of this textbook, then, is to describe the foundations and applications of materials science for college-level engineering students as predicated upon the structure-processing-properties paradigm.
The challenge of any textbook is to provide the proper balance of breadth and depth for the subject at hand, to provide rigor at the appropriate level, to provide meaningful examples and up to date content, and to stimulate the intellectual excitement of the reader. Our goal here is to provide enough science so that the reader may understand basic materials phenomena, and enough engineering to prepare a wide range of students for competent professional practice.
This text is intended for an introductory science of materials class taught at a sophomore or junior level. A first course in college level chemistry is assumed, as is some coverage of first year college physics. A calculus course is helpful, but certianly not required. The text does not presume that students have taken other introductory engineering courses such as statics, dynamics, or mechanics of materials.
New to this Edition
New content has been added to the text including enhanced crystallography descriptions and sections about the allotropes of carbon, nanoindentation, mechanical properties of bulk metallic glasses, mechanical behavior at small length scales, integrated circuit manufacturing, and thin film deposition. New problems have been added to the end of each chapter. New instructor supplements are also provided.
At the conclusion of the end-of-chapter, you will find a special section with problems that require the use of Knovel (www.knovel.com). Knovel is an online aggregator of engineering references including handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, textbook, and databases from leading technical publishers and engineering societies such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE.)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering. Chapter 2: Atomic Structure. Chapter 3: Atomic and Ionic Arrangements. Chapter 4: Imperfections in the Atomic and Ionic Arrangements. Chapter 5: Atom and Ion Movements in Materials. Chapter 6: Mechanical Properties: Part One. Chapter 7: Mechanical Properties: Part Two. Chapter 8: Strain Hardening and Annealing. Chapter 9: Principles of Solidification. Chapter 10: Solid Solutions and Phase Equilibrium. Chapter 11: Dispersion Strengthening and Eutectic Phase Diagrams. Chapter 12: Dispersion Strengthening by Phase Transformation and Heat Treatment. Chapter 13: Heat Treatment of Steels and Cast Irons. Chapter 14: Nonferrous Alloys. Chapter 15: Ceramic Materials. Chapter 16: Polymers. Chapter 17: Composites: Teamwork and Synergy in Materials. Chapter 18: Construction Materials. Chapter 19: Electronic Materials. Chapter 20: Magnetic Materials. Chapter 21: Photonic Materials. Chapter 22: Thermal Properties of Materials. Chapter 23: Corrosion and Wear. Appendix: Selected Physical Properties of Metals. Appendix B: The Atomic and Ionic Radii of Selected Materials. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.
About the Authors:
Donald R Askeland
joined the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1970 after obtaining his doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Michigan. His primary interest was in teaching, resulting in a variety of campus, university, and industry awards and the preparation of a materials engineering textbook. Dr. Askeland was active in research involving metals casting and metals joining, particularly in the production, treatment, and joining of cast irons, gating and fluidity of aluminum alloys, and optimization of casting processes. Much of this work was interdisciplinary, providing data for creating computer models and validation of such models.
Pradeep P Fulay
received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. His research is primarily concerned with the synthesis and processing of ceramic powders and thin films, consisting of nano-sized primary particles/grains. His current research involves development of novel synthesis and processing protocols for electro-optic and ferroelectric ceramics and studies related to the relationships between their microstructure and dielectric/optical properties. Dr. Fulay is also researching fundamental of magnetorheological (MR) fluids. He is a Fellow to the American Ceramic Society.
is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. (2003) in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Following graduation, she served a post-doctoral term at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Division and returned to Stanford as an Acting Assistant Professor in 2005. She joined the Santa Clara University faculty in 2006. Professor Wright's research interests focus on the mechanical behavior of materials, particularly of metallic glasses.