Materials for Engineering / Edition 2

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Overview

Materials for Engineering provides a straightforward introduction for pre-degree level students and technician engineers. A clear, accessible text is supported by learning summaries, examples and practice questions.

This book is designed to help students develop a clear understanding of:
* Properties and testing of materials
* The relationship of the properties and structure of materials
* How properties change with modifications in composition, structure and processing
* The selection of materials for a wide range of engineering applications

The second edition includes a new chapter on the identification and classification of materials. New and expanded sections include durability, electrical testing, thermal expansion, links between properties and processes, and examples of the selection of materials. A greater range of property data is also included.

The coverage of Materials for Engineering has been matched to the requirements of the new specifications for the Advanced GNVQ compulsory unit, and remains the standard text for BTEC National.

Audience: Students of Advanced GNVQ Engineering, BTEC National, other pre-degree courses.

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'Throughout the book, the concepts are progressively developed giving a clear understanding of why it is necessary to study this subject.......Overall, the subject matter of the book is approached in a logical order, giving a concise overview that covers many aspects of materials relevant to engineers of all disciplines'. Materials World, April 2001.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750648554
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/4/2000
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Bolton has worked in industry, as well as academia as a senior lecturer in a College of Technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, adviser on British Government Aid project to Brazil on technical education, UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council, now retired. He has written many engineering textbooks including: Mechatronics 4th ed., Engineering Science 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science 2nd ed., Mechanical Science 3rd ed., Instrumentation and Control Systems.

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Table of Contents

Preface; Identification and classification; Properties; Properties data; Materials testing; Structure and properties; Processing of materials; Selection of materials; Appendices; Index.

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