Whether youre a seasoned engineering professional, an engineer just getting into the world of engineering, a nontechnical person involved in some aspect of manufacturing a product, or an engineering student with an eye on a bright future in industry, you will benefit from the information in Materials Selection and Design.
Materials Selection and Design is a comprehensive reference on the basic concepts, methodologies, and information sources dealing with materials selection and its integration with engineering design processes. It makes the connection between design and materials engineering.
Contents include contributions from 100+ experts from industry and universities involved with design, materials selection, and manufacturing.
The Design Process
The role of the materials engineer in the design process. Methods for conceptual and configuration design, and developing a product specification.
Criteria and Concepts in Design
Special design considerations include product reliability, life-cycle analysis, optimizing product quality, safety, and liability.
Overview of current CAE tools used to provide design analysis guidance at different stages of the design process.
The Materials Selection Process
Use of materials-selection aids such as selection charts, performance indexes, decision matrices, and value analysis.
Effects of Composition, Processing, and Structure on Materials Properties
Fundamental structure-property relationships in engineering materials including irons and steels, nonferrous alloys, and other materials.
Properties versus Performance of Materials
Applications-related design concepts applied to real-world operating conditions.