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Mechanical Behavior of Materials

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  • Page extent: 882 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 1.72 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521866750)

A balanced mechanics-materials approach and coverage of the latest developments in biomaterials and electronic materials, the new edition of this popular text is the most thorough and modern book available for upper-level undergraduate courses on the mechanical behavior of materials. To ensure that the student gains a thorough understanding the authors present the fundamental mechanisms that operate at micro- and nano-meter level across a wide-range of materials, in a way that is mathematically simple and requires no extensive knowledge of materials. This integrated approach provides a conceptual presentation that shows how the microstructure of a material controls its mechanical behavior, and this is reinforced through extensive use of micrographs and illustrations. New worked examples and exercises help the student test their understanding. Further resources for this title, including lecture slides of select illustrations and solutions for exercises, are available online at

• Fully revised throughout, each chapter is focused on a core mechanical principles and applied to a broad range of classical and modern materials • Now covers biomaterials and electronic materials • Mathematically simple, strong use of visuals, requires no extensive knowledge of materials


Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; 1. Materials: structure, properties and performance; 2. Elasticity and viscoelasticity; 3. Plasticity; 4. Imperfections: point and line defects; 5. Imperfections: interfacial and volumetric defects; 6. Geometry of deformation and work-hardening; 7. Fracture: macroscopic aspects; 8. Fracture: microscopic aspects; 9. Fracture testing; 10. Solid solution, precipitation and dispersion strengthening; 11. Martensitic transformation; 12. Speciality materials: intermetallics and foams; 13. Creep and superplasticity; 14. Fatigue; 15. Composite materials; 16. Environmental effects.


'I would certainly recommend this book to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students studying mechanical behavior of materials in schools of engineering or solid state physics. The book would be an excellent resource for a faculty staff to deliver a course on this topic.' Materials Today

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