Integrated Design of Multiscale, Multifunctional Materials and Products

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $77.55
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 25%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $77.55   
  • New (4) from $77.55   
  • Used (1) from $117.16   


Integrated Design of Multiscale, Multifunctional Materials and Products is the first of its type to consider not only design of materials, but concurrent design of materials and products. In other words, materials are not just selected on the basis of properties, but the composition and/or microstructure iw designed to satisfy specific ranged sets of performance requirements. This book presents the motivation for pursuing concurrent design of materials and products, thoroughly discussing the details of multiscale modeling and multilevel robust design and provides details of the design methods/strategies along with selected examples of designing material attributes for specified system performance. It is intended as a monograph to serve as a foundational reference for instructors of courses at the senior and introductory graduate level in departments of materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering and civil engineering who are interested in next generation systems-based design of materials.

Key Features:

• First of its kind to consider not only design of materials, but concurrent design of materials and products.

• Treatment of uncertainty via robust design of materials

• Integrates the "materials by design approach" of Olson/Ques Tek LLC with the "materials selection" approach of Ashby/Granta

• Distinquishes the processes of concurrent design of materials and products as an overall systems design problem from the field of multiscale modeling

• Systematic mathematical algorithms and methods are introduced for robust design of materials, rather than ad hoc heuristics—it is oriented towards a true systems approach to design of materials and products

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Mechanical and materials engineers examine systems strategies for concurrent robust design of materials and systems, along with elements of distributed modeling and simulation environments. They show how several primary disciplines or endeavors that have traditionally been distinct can combine to serve as a foundation of modern materials design. They are systems-based engineering design, computational materials science and engineering, robust system design, and information technology. Among their topics are critical path issues in materials design, decision making in engineering design, mathematical tools for decision making in design, integrated and concurrent design of materials and products, and distributed collaborative design frameworks."—Reference and Research Book News
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856176620
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/2/2009
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Integrated Product, Material, and Process Design—A New Frontier in Engineering Systems Design
2. State of the Art in Materials Design
3. Overview of the Framework for Integrated Design of Materials, Products and Design Processes
4. Engineering Design and Decision-Making in Design and Design Processes
5. Mathematical Tools for Decision-Making
6. Robust Design—Design Under Uncertainty
7. Integrated Design of Product and Material: Robust Topology and Product Design Method
8. Integrated Design of Product and Material: Robust Design Methods for Multiscale Systems
9. Integrated Design of Product and Material: Managing Design Complexity
10. Distributed Collaborative Design Frameworks
11. Research Issues and Vision

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)