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Engineering Materials - Metals, Ceramics, Plastics, Composites

 

Engineering Materials


Introduction

As we begin the 21st century, advances in materials research and technology offer great promise. Materials Science forms the foundation for engineers in product development because the structures, components, and devices that engineers design are limited by the properties of the materials that are available and the techniques that can be used for fabrication.

Selecting the "best" material is usually a difficult task, requiring tradeoffs between different material properties including:

  1. General Physical Properties

  2. Mechanical Properties

  3. Thermal Properties

 

 




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