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

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

Myer Kutz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-90748-1

Mar 2015

1040 pages



Full coverage of materials and mechanical design in engineering

Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition provides a quick guide to specialized areas you may encounter in your work, giving you access to the basics of each and pointing you toward trusted resources for further reading, if needed. The accessible information inside offers discussions, examples, and analyses of the topics covered.

This first volume covers materials and mechanical design, giving you accessible and in-depth access to the most common topics you'll encounter in the discipline: carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, aluminum alloys, copper and copper alloys, titanium alloys for design, nickel and its alloys, magnesium and its alloys, superalloys for design, composite materials, smart materials, electronic materials, viscosity measurement, and much more.

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of materials and mechanical design
  • Offers the option of being purchased as a four-book set or as single books, depending on your needs
  • Comes in a subscription format through the Wiley Online Library and in electronic and custom formats

Engineers at all levels of industry, government, or private consulting practice will find Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 1 a great resource they'll turn to repeatedly as a reference on the basics of materials and mechanical design.

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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