The essential reference for engineering, manufacturing, or materials courses involving materials selection
1. Introduction: Materials and Design 2. Engineering Materials and Their Properties 3. Materials Property Charts 4. Materials Selection - The Basics 5. Materials Selection - Case Studies 6. Processes and Their Effect on Properties 7. Processes Selection and Cost 8. Multiple Constraints and Conflicting Objectives 9. Multiple Constraints and Conflicting Objectives - Case Studies 10. Selection of Material and Shape 11. Material and Shape: Case Studies 12. Designing Hybrid Materials 13. Hybrids: Case Studies 14. Materials and the Environment 15. Materials and Industrial Design 16. Sustainable Response to Forces for Change
Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier's top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.