| About The Book Engineering Materials
This text, now in its second edition, continues to provide a balanced practical treatment of polymers, ceramics, and composites, covering all their physical properties as well as applications in industry. The text puts emphasis on developing an understanding of properties, characteristics and specifications of non-metallic engineering materials and focusing on the techniques for controlling their properties during processing. It provides students with the knowledge they need to make optimal selection and use of these materials in a variety of manufacturing applications.
The book focuses on structure-properties correlation of materials as it forms the basis for predicting their behaviour during processing and service conditions. The text also discusses the recently developed advanced materials. Each chapter includes the questions of fundamental importance and industrial significance, along with their answers.
This book is especially designed for Metallurgical and Materials Science students for a course in non-metallic engineering materials. Besides it should prove useful for the students of other engineering disciplines where materials science/materials engineering is offered as a compulsory course.
NEW TO THIS EDITION :
Addition of a new chapter on CeramicsA Material for Biomedical Applications (Chapter 5)
Inclusion of a number of questions and their answers in Chapters 2, 3 and 4, modifications of existing figures and the inclusion of new ones.
Incorporation of plenty of numerical problem related to polymers, ceramics and composites.
Table of Contents:
|List of Figures List of Tables List of Symbols|
Preface Preface to the First Edition
Chapter 1 PROPERTIES OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS
Chapter 2 POLYMER MATERIALS
Chapter 3 CERAMIC MATERIALS
Chapter 4 COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Chapter 5 ROLE OF CERAMICS IN BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
1 Periodic Table of Elements
2 Some Physical Properties of Metals
3 The Electronic Configuration of Elements
4 Atomic and Ionic Radii of Elements
5 The SI Base Units
6 Derived SI Units
7 Unit Conversion
8 Prefixes: Names of Multiples and Submultiples
9 Values of Constants
10 Selective Greek Alphabets and Their Pronunciations
11 Abbreviations of Commonly Used Polymers
11A Other Abbreviations
12 Physical and Thermal Properties of Polymers
13 Mechanical Properties of Some Representative Polymer Materials
14 Major ASTM Standards for Polymers
15 Repeating Chemical Structural Units and Morphology of Polymers
16 Chemical Composition of Some Ceramic Materials
17 Some Common Ceramic Crystal Structures and Their Examples
18 Functions and Applications of Advanced (or Technical) Ceramics
19 Compositions of Glasses
20 Compositions of Common Refractories
21 Properties of Some Commonly Used Reinforcing Fibres