How do engineering materials deform when bearing mechanical loads? To answer this crucial question, the book bridges the gap between continuum mechanics and materials science. The different kinds of material deformation are explained in detail. The book also discusses the physical processes occurring during the deformation of all classes of engineering materials and shows how these materials can be strengthened to meet the design requirements. It provides the knowledge needed in selecting the appropriate engineering material for a certain design problem. This book is both a valuable textbook and a useful reference for graduate students and practising engineers.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)|
Table of ContentsThe structure of materials.- Elasticity.- Plasticity and failure.- Notches.- Fracture mechanics.- Mechanical behaviour of metals.- Mechanical behaviour of ceramics.- Mechanical behaviour of polymers.- Mechanical behaviour of fibre reinforced composites.- Fatigue.- Creep.- Exercises.- Solutions.