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Engineering Materials: Properties and Selection (8th Edition)
(25 customer reviews)
Co-authored by Kenneth G. Budinski and Michael K. Budinski, his son, with over 50 years of combined industry experience in the field, this practical, understandable introduction to engineering materials theory and industry-standard selection practices provides readers with the working knowledge to (1) make an informed selection of materials for engineering applications and (2) correctly specify materials on drawings and purchasing documents. Encompassing all significant material systems—metals, ceramics, plastics, and composites—this text incorporates the most up-to-date information on material usage and availability, addresses the increasingly global nature of the field, and reflects the suggestions of numerous adopters of previous editions. Within the four major material categories, this edition includes specific coverage of international metal buying, plastic families, ¿survivor¿ ceramics, and composite coatings. Other topics include surface engineering; tribology (friction, wear and lubrication); material properties; cemented carbides; steel making; heat treating; and corrosion—including a treatment of electrochemistry. Appropriate for all materials engineers.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #293012 in Books
- Published on: 2004-07-19
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.54" h x 1.51" w x 7.78" l, 3.34 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 880 pages
Most helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Not helpful ... at all
By Pamela R. Henry
This is not a good book.
The author frequently describes the reasoning for the layout of the book. I did not buy a book entitled "Engineering Materials" to learn about the reasons you chose the order of the topics. I want to learn about engineering materials. Tell me about engineering materials, their properties, and selection. Leave your thoughts on the writing process to your friends and coworkers who ask about these things.
Rarely do the answers to the Chapter Questions fall under the section into which they are divided. They are also commonly not carefully answered in the text. For instance, a question may ask for the definition of a specific engineering term that is never defined. Although an inference can be made from the text surrounding the term, that is very different from a precise definition.
Spelling and grammatical errors abound. Page 433, for example, purchasing is not spelled "perchasing".
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
This is the worst Engineering book I have ever read
This is the worst Engineering book I have ever read. A monkey with a pen could write better book than those Idiots. Astonishing it has many topics but they are all scattered through the book. You have to read this book a few times from the beginning to the end and from the end to the beginning and still is lacking of proper information. You hardly can find any answers for the questions at the end of each chapter. This book should not be taught at any universities.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
This book gives me some great information and insights
By Scott H
This is the book I have been looking for! While not a materials scientist, I certainly need information on materials to help make design decisions. This book gives me some great information and insights. Excellent examples of why you choose certain materials in certain applications (and avoid it in others). It's like a nice cheat sheet (all 700+ pages) for all things regarding materials selection.