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, Engineering Materials 1&2 and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the book Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.
The renowned, best-selling introduction to understanding engineering materials and their applications, from Mike Ashby and Dai Jones, two of the world's foremost authorities on materials selection in engineering design
1. Engineering Materials and Their Properties 2. The Price and Availability of Materials 3. The Elastic Moduli 4. Bonding between Atoms 5. Packing of Atoms in Solids 6. The Physical Basis of Young's Modulus 7. Case Studies in Modulus-Limited Design 8. Yield Strength, Tensile Strength, and Ductility 9. Dislocations and Yielding in Crystals 10. Strengthening Methods and Plasticity of Polycrystals 11. Continuum Aspects of Plastic Flow 12. Case Studies in Yield-Limited Design 13. Fast Fracture and Toughness 14. Micromechanisms of Fast Fracture 15. Probabilistic Fracture of Brittle Materials 16. Case Studies in Fracture 17. Fatigue Failure 18. Fatigue Design 19. Case Studies in Fatigue Failure 20. Creep and Creep Fracture 21. Kinetic Theory of Diffusion 22. Mechanisms of Creep, and Creep-Resistant Materials 23. The Turbine Blade-A Case Study in Creep-Limited Design 24. Oxidation of Materials 25. Case Studies in Dry Oxidation 26. Wet Corrosion of Materials 27. Case Studies in Wet Corrosion 28. Friction and Wear 29. Case Studies in Friction and Wear 30. Final Case Study
Dr. Jones is co-author of Engineering Materials 1 and 2 and lead author for the 3rd and 4th editions. He was the founder editor of Elsevier's journal Engineering Failure Analysis, and founder chair of Elsevier's International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis series. His research interests are in materials engineering, and along with serving as President of Christ's College at the University of Cambridge he now works internationally advising major companies and legal firms on failures of large steel structures. Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UKMike 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.
"Ashby (emeritus) and Jones (both Cambridge U.) have made considerable changes to the 2005 third edition (the first edition was published in 1980), among them new illustrative photographs, references to reliable websites, and worked examples to many of the chapters. The textbook is for a first course on materials for undergraduate engineering students, holding up one corner of a curriculum that includes design, mechanics, and structures. It covers price and availability; the elastic moduli; yield strength, tensile strength, and ductility; fast fracture, brittle fracture, and toughness; fatigue failure; creep deformation and fracture; oxidation and corrosion; and friction, abrasion, and wear."--Reference and Research News, October 2012