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Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 1. Materials and Engineering Mechanics. 4th Edition

  • ID: 3024990
  • Book
  • March 2015
  • 1040 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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As the discipline of mechanical engineering continues to expand, so does the ever–trusted Mechanical Engineers′ Handbook. In a 4–volume format, this Fourth Edition provides the most current off–the–shelf reference to every topic in the field. Spanning specializations from aerospace to petroleum and beyond, the Handbook helps you work efficiently across industries and job functions.

Unlike other handbooks, the Mechanical Engineers′ Handbook goes beyond lists of data and formulas, providing examples and discussion of each topic to help you quickly understand how to get the outcomes you want. Volume 1, Materials and Engineering Mechanics is your complete guide to what makes materials suitable for particular uses, as well as the methodologies used to ensure success.

Inside this volume:

  • 10 revised chapters on materials, including metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, smart materials, electronic materials, and packaging
  • 6 entirely new chapters on engineering mechanics, covering measurement of force, strain, viscosity, tribology, and acoustics
  • Contributions from 35 industry–leading experts
  • Exhaustive charts and tables illustrate properties and best uses of materials

Suitable as a stand–alone reference or as a part of a complete 4–volume set, this book is an excellent addition to any professional library. This Handbook is the best guide to the dynamic, and multidimensional discipline of mechanical engineering.

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Preface ix

Vision for the Fourth Edition xi

Contributors xiii


1. Carbon and Alloy Steels 3
Bruce L. Bramfitt

2. Stainless Steels 39
James Kelly

3. Aluminum Alloys 61
J. G. Kaufman

4. Copper and Copper Alloys 117
Konrad J. A. Kundig and Robert D. Weed

5. A Guide to Engineering Selection of Titanium Alloys for Design 229
Matthew J. Donachie

6. Nickel and Its Alloys 267
Gaylord D. Smith and Brian A. Baker

7. Magnesium and Its Alloys 289
Robert E. Brown

8. A Guide to Engineering Selection of Superalloys for Design 299
Matthew J. Donachie, John Marcin, and Stephen J. Donachie (deceased)

9. Thermoplastics, Thermosets, and Elastomers Descriptions and Properties 353
Edward N. Peters

10. Composite Materials 401
Carl Zweben

11. Smart Materials 439
James A. Harvey

12. Overview of Ceramic Materials, Design, and Application 453
R. Nathan Katz

13. Electronic Materials and Packaging 475
Warren C. Fackler

14. Sources of Material Data 515
J. G. Kaufman

15. Quantitative Methods of Materials Selection 531
Mahmoud M. Farag


16. Stress Analysis 555
Franklin E. Fisher

17. Force Measurement 623
Patrick Collins

18. Resistive Strain Measurement Devices 659
Mark Tuttle

19. An Introduction to the Finite–Element Method 681
Tarek I. Zohdi

20. Failure Models: Performance and Service Requirements for Metals 703
J. A. Collins, G.P. Potirniche, and S. R. Daniewicz

21. Failure Analysis of Plastics 771
Vishu Shah

22. Failure Modes: Performance and Service Requirements for Ceramics 789
Dietrich Munz

23. Viscosity Measurement 809
Ann M. Anderson, Bradford A. Bruno, and Lilla Safford Smith

24. Tribology Measurements 837
Prasanta Sahoo

25. Vibration and Shock 861
Singiresu S. Rao

26. Acoustics 885
Jonathan D. Blotter, Scott D. Sommerfeldt, and Kent L. Gee

27. Acoustical Measurements 953
Brian E. Anderson, Jonathan D. Blotter, Kent L. Gee, and Scott D. Sommerfeldt

Index 997

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Myer Kutz
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