Materials (4th Ed.)
Engineering, Science, Processing and Design


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Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design is the essential materials engineering text and resource for students developing skills and understanding of materials properties and selection for engineering applications. Taking a unique design-led approach that is broader in scope than other texts, Materials 4e meets the curriculum needs of a wide variety of courses in the materials and design field, including introduction to materials science and engineering, engineering materials, materials selection and processing, and behavior of materials. This new edition retains its design-led focus and strong emphasis on visual communication while expanding its coverage of material properties, in particular those of non-metals.

  • Design-led approach motivates and engages students in the study of materials science and engineering through real-life case studies and illustrative applications
  • Highly visual full color graphics facilitate understanding of materials concepts and properties
  • Chapters on materials selection and design are integrated with chapters on materials fundamentals, enabling students to see how specific fundamentals can be important to the design process
  • For instructors, a solutions manual, lecture slides, online image bank and materials selection charts for use in class handouts or lecture presentations are available at
  • Links with the Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES EduPack), the powerful materials selection software. See for information

1. Introduction: materials-history and character 2. Family trees: organising materials and processes 3. Strategic thinking: matching material to design 4. Stiffness and weight: density and elastic moduli 5. Flex, sag and wobble: stiffness-limited design 6. Beyond elasticity: plasticity, yielding and ductility 7. Bend and crush: strength-limited design 8. Fracture and fracture toughness 9. Shake, rattle and roll: cyclic loading, damage and failure 10. Keeping it all together: fracture-limited design 11. Rub, slither and seize: friction and wear 12. Agitated atoms: materials and heat 13. Running hot: using materials at high temperatures 14. Conductors, insulators and dielectrics 15. Magnetic materials 16. Materials for optical devices 17. Durability: oxidation, corrosion, degradation 18. Heat, beat, stick and polish: manufacturing processes 19. Follow the recipe: processing and properties 20. Materials, processes and the environment Guided Learning Unit 1: Simple Ideas of Crystallography Guided Learning Unit 2: Phase diagrams and phase transformations Appendix. Data for engineering materials

Upper level undergraduate materials, mechanical, chemical, civil & aeronautical engineering students taking courses in materials science & engineering, materials processing, behavior of materials, and engineering design.

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK

Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier’s top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.
Hugh Shercliff is a Senior Lecturer in Materials in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a co-author of Michael Ashby's Materials, Third Edition (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013), and a contributor on aluMATTER, an e-learning website for engineers and researchers sponsored by the European Aluminium Association.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge University, UK