Materials Enabled Designs
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There are books aplenty on materials selection criteria for engineering design.
Most cover the physical and mechanical properties of specific materials, but
few offer much in the way of total product design criteria. Materials
Enabled Designs will give the “Big picture” view of how materials
should be selected—not only for a desired function but also for their
ultimate performance, durability, maintenance, replacement costs, and so on.
Even such factors as how a material behaves when packaged, shipped, and stored
will be taken into consideration. For without that knowledge, a design engineer
is often in the dark as to how a particular material used in particular product
or process is going to behave over time, how costly it will be, and, ultimately,
how successful it will be at doing what is supposed to do. Materials
Enabled Designs delivers that knowledge.