The Science and Engineering of Materials

  • AUTHORS: Donald R. Askeland; Wendelin J. Wright
  • ISBN-13: 9781305076761 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 960 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 7th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011
  • ©2016     Published
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About The Product

This updated Seventh Edition of THE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING OF MATERIALS helps engineering students develop an understanding of the relationship between structure, processing, and properties of materials. By selecting the appropriate topics from the book's wealth of material, instructors can emphasize materials, provide a general overview, concentrate on mechanical behavior, or focus on physical properties. Because the book has more material than is needed for a one-semester course, students will also have a useful reference for subsequent courses in manufacturing, materials, design, or materials selection. The Askeland text emphasizes a science-based approach to materials engineering that highlights how the structure of materials at various length scales gives rise to materials properties. This connection between structure and properties is key to innovating with materials, both in the synthesis of new materials and enabling new applications with existing materials. The science-based approach highlights how materials change with time and due to loading and environment - a key concept that is often overlooked when using charts and databases to select materials.


  • Chapter Openings and Introductions give students an engaging preview of the topics and ideas to come.
  • "Have You Ever Wondered?" sections pique student interest by relating the material covered in the chapter to its real-world application.
  • EIT exam-oriented questions help students prepare for the Engineer in Training exam.
  • Chapter summaries and glossaries of key words with definitions at the end of each chapter help students master key concepts.
  • End-of-chapter design problems, including some problems that require the use of the KnovelĀ® online reference tool, help students develop their problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive use of micrographs throughout the text emphasize the importance of structure at different length scales.

About the Contributor

  • Donald R. Askeland

    Donald R. Askeland joined the University of Missouri-Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology) in 1970 after obtaining his doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Michigan. His primary interest has been in teaching, resulting in a variety of campus, university, and industry awards and the preparation of a materials engineering textbook. Dr. Askeland has also been active in research involving metals casting and metals joining, particularly in the production, treatment, and joining of cast irons, gating and fluidity of aluminum alloys, and optimization of casting processes. Additional work has concentrated on lost foam casting, permanent mold casting, and investment casting; much of this work has been interdisciplinary, providing data for creating computer models and validation of such models.

  • Wendelin J. Wright

    Wendelin Wright is an associate professor at Bucknell University with a joint appointment in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. (2003) in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Following graduation, she served a post-doctoral term at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Division and then returned to Stanford as an Acting Assistant Professor in 2005. She joined the Santa Clara University faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor and assumed her position at Bucknell in the fall of 2010. Professor Wright's research interests focus on the mechanical behavior of materials, particularly of metallic glasses. She is the recipient of the 2003 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is Stanford University's highest teaching honor, a 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and a 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Professor Wright is a licensed professional engineer in metallurgy in California.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering.
2. Atomic Structure.
3. Atomic and Ionic Arrangements.
4. Imperfections in the Atomic and Ionic Arrangements.
5. Atom and Ion Movements in Materials
6. Mechanical Properties: Part One.
7. Mechanical Properties: Part Two.
8. Strain Hardening and Annealing.
9. Principles of Solidification.
10. Solid Solutions and Phase Equilibrium.
11. Dispersion Strengthening and Eutectic Phase Diagrams.
12. Dispersion Strengthening by Phase Transformations and Heat Treatment.
13. Heat Treatment of Steels and Cast Irons.
14. Nonferrous Alloys.
15. Ceramic Materials.
16. Polymers.
17. Composites: Teamwork and Synergy in Materials.
18. Construction Materials.
19. Electronic Materials.
20. Magnetic Materials.
21. Photonic Materials/
22. Thermal Properties of Materials.
23. Corrosion and Wear.
Appendix A: Selected Physical Properties of Materials.
Appendix B: The Atomic and Ionic Radii of Selected Elements.

New to this Edition

  • Each chapter begins with learning objectives to focus and guide students throughout their studies.
  • New problems have been added to every chapter to increase the number of problems by 15%.
  • Chapter 15 on ceramic materials has been broadened in order to provide a more comprehensive coverage of this important class of materials.
  • The costs of engineering materials have been updated to keep the content current.

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