Materials Selection and Applications in Mechanical Engineering

  • 9h 37m
  • Aravamudhan Raman
  • Industrial Press
  • 2007

Unlike any other text of its kind, Materials Selection and Applications in Mechanical Engineering contains complete and in-depth coverage on materials of use, their principles, processing and handling details; along with illustrative examples and sample projects. It clearly depicts the needed topics and gives adequate coverage with ample examples so that ME students can appreciate the relevance of materials to their discipline.

Featuring the basic principles of materials selection for application in various engineering outcomes, the contents of this text follow those of the common first-level introductory course in materials science and engineering. Directed toward mechanical engineering, it introduces the materials commonly used in this branch, along with an exhaustive description of their properties that decide their functional characteristics and selection for use, typical problems encountered during application due to improper processing or handling of materials, non-destructive test procedures used in maintenance to detect and correct problems, and much more. What’s more, numerous examples and project-type analyses to select proper materials for application are provided. With the use of this unique text, teaching a relevant second-level course in materials to ME majors has never been easier!

Distinctive Features

  • Covers all aspects of engineering materials necessary for their successful utilization in mechanical components and systems.
  • Defines a procedure to evaluate the materials’ performance efficiency in engineering applications and illustrates it with a number of examples.
  • Includes sample project activities, along with a number of assignments for self exercise.
  • Keeps chapters short and targeted toward specific topics for easy assimilation.
  • Contains several unique chapters, including microprocessing, MEMS, problems encountered during use of materials in mechanical components, and NDT procedures used to detect common defects such as cracks, porosity and gas pockets, internal residual stresses, etc.
  • Features commonly used formulae in mechanical system components in an appendix.
  • Several tables containing material properties are included throughout the book.

About the Author

Dr. Aravamudhan Raman is a titled professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He has been with LSU over the last 40 years. Professor Raman’s specialty is Materials Science and Engineering, particularly Metallurgy, in which he received his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and the doctorate from the Technical University, Stuttgart, Germany, after completing his research with honors at the Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research, Stuttgart. He also has a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Madras, India. Dr. Raman specializes in advanced materials, high temperatutre materials and problems, corrosion science and engineering applicable to components, systems and structures, and materials selection and utilization. The current book is the outcome of his teaching a second bachelor- level course on materials selection and application in mechanical engineering at LSU, one that he developed over thirty years ago, perceiving the need for such a course in the ME curriculum. Besides this course, Dr. Raman has developed and taught advanced courses in corrosion science and technology, written a textbook on materials laboratory practices, contributed to and edited three books dealing with exhaustive reviews on Corrosion Inhibitors for the corrosion society NACE, International, Houston, TX.

In this Book

  • Materials Selection for Mechanical Engineering
  • The Material Engineering Index (MEI)
  • Analysis of Materials Performance Efficiency
  • Specific Example—MPI Analysis for Optimum Material Selection for a Steam Turbine Rotor
  • Bibliography for Part A
  • Mechanical Properties of Importance in Mechanical Engineering—Tensile and Compressive Properties
  • Material Properties—Mechanical-Fracture Characteristics and Fracture Toughness
  • Material Properties: Mechanical—Fatigue
  • Material Properties—Mechanical Creep
  • Material Properties—Mechanical Friction and Wear
  • Variation of Mechanical Properties and Residual Stresses
  • Physical Properties of Interest to Mechanical Engineering—Thermal Properties of Materials
  • Physical Properties of Interest to Mechanical Engineering—Electrical Properties
  • Material Properties—Chemical—Surface Properties and Corrosion
  • Bibliography for Part B
  • Mechanical Engineering Materials: Metallic Ferrous Alloys—Steels, Stainless Steels, and Cast Irons
  • Mechanical Engineering Materials: Metals—Non-ferrous Aluminum, Titanium, and Copper Alloys
  • Mechanical Engineering Materials—Metallic Non-Ferrous Alloys—Nickel- and Cobalt-Base Superalloys
  • Other Metallic Materials Used in Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Ceramics and Polymers
  • Engineering Materials—Composites
  • Bibliography for Part C
  • Mechanical Processing and Thermal Treatments
  • Materials Processing—Surface Treatments and Case Hardening
  • Micromanufacturing—Micromachining, Lithography, and MEMS
  • Problems with Materials during Use—Manifestation, Detection, and Correction
  • Materials Maintenance—Non-Destructive Testing of ME Components
  • Bibliography for Part D
  • Materials Commonly Used for Single Mechanical Engineering Components
  • Examples of Selection of Materials for Single Components
  • Materials Selection for Components in Simple Mechanical Systems
  • Materials Analysis in Multi-Component Mechanical Systems—Materials in Use for Components in Engines of Various Kinds
  • Materials in Use in Multi-Component Mechanical Systems—Pumps
  • Materials Selection for Selected Thermal Systems
  • Bibliography for Part E
  • Examples for Materials Selection for Single Components
  • Material Selection for Components in Multi-Component Mechanical Systems—Selected Projects
  • Analysis of Materials Selection for New Mechanical Designs and Systems
  • Simple Materials Selection Projects
  • Bibliography for Part F
  • Important Engineering Formulae
  • Units and Conversion of Units
  • List of Selected ASTM Standards Useful for Materials Selection in ME