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1966. Engineering Materials: Selection and Value Analysis



Sharp, H. J. (Editor & Author), 'Engineering Materials: Selection and Value Analysis', published by Heywood Books for Iliffe Books in 1966 in Great Britain in hardback with dustjacket, 428pp, no ISBN. Condition: Good to very good clean copy with similarly good dustjacket (dj has some edge wear and a couple of rips). Price: £17.55, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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This book discusses the selection of materials for a wide variety of applications. Whatever the final use, however, it is shown that the overriding consideration is to ensure that the material selected has the properties needed to satisfy both the design function and the requirements of the production process at the minimum cost.

This applies whether the problem is the extreme reliability required in the atomic energy field or the balance between the properties and the production and material costs in mass production engineering. Materials selection is considered therefore through a value analysis approach. Some cost information is included as in most instances relative costs, except those relating to very new materials, remain fairly static although actual costs may change.

An attempt has been made to cover the more important conventional materials and also the more interesting innovations. The introductory chapter stresses the importance of value analysis, and there follow detailed treaments of particular design aspects or groups of materials. Each chapter has been written by an acknowledged expert in the field. As much factual information as possible has been given, often in the form of tables, and there are extensive lists of references at the ends of the chapters.

The works should be invaluable to engineers, designers, metallurgists, and experts in the newer disciplines of materials science and materials engineering. It should help to break down the barriers raised by specialization in these fields and, with its value analysis approach, it should assist in solving many future problems in the selection of materials.

Chapters:
Foreword
1. Value analysis and material selection by H. J. Sharp
2. Material selection in Relation to Design and Fabrication by H. J. Sharp
3. Economics and Material Selection by H. J. Sharp
4. The Selection of Materials for Hot Working and Cold Working by B. Daniell
5. The Selection of Materials for Castings by J. B. McIntyre
6. The Selection of Materials for Resistance to Fatigue by P. G. Forrest
7. The Selection of Materials for Corrosion Resistance by P. T. Moore
8. The Selection of Some Ferrous and Nickel-Base Materials for High Temperature Service by M. G. Gemmill
9. The Selection of Materials for Electrical and Magnetic Properties by M. Woodington
10. The Selection of Materials for Nuclear Engineering by A. G. Harding
11. The Selection of Materials for Lightness and High Strength-Weight Ratio by D. M. Swan
12. The Selection of Plain Bearing Materials by P. G. Forrester
13. The Selection of Constructional Steels by P. C. Thornton
14. The Selection of Copper-base Materials by E. Voce
15. The Selection of Tool Steels by R. S. Watts
16. The Selection of Plastics and Rubbers by H. J. Sharp
List of Figures; List of Tables; Index

 

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