Materials Handbook

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July 9, 2002


Mixed media product, 1244 pages

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007136076X / 9780071360760


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Main description

The Materials Handbook is an encyclopedic, A-to-Z organization of all types of materials, featuring their key performance properties, principal characteristics and applications in product design. Materials include ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics, elastomers, ceramics, woods, composites, chemicals, minerals, textiles, fuels, foodstuffs and natural plant and animal substances --more than 13,000 in all. Properties are expressed in both U.S. customary and metric units and a thorough index eases finding details on each and every material.

Introduced in 1929 and often known simply as "Brady's," this comprehensive, one-volume, 1244 page encyclopedia of materials is intended for executives, managers, supervisors, engineers, and technicians, in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, purchasing and sales as well as educators and students.

Of the dozens of families of materials updated in the 15th Edition, the most extensive additions pertain to adhesives, activated carbon, aluminides, aluminum alloys, catalysts, ceramics, composites, fullerences, heat-transfer fluids, nanophase materials, nickel alloys, olefins, silicon nitride, stainless steels, thermoplastic elastomers, titanium alloys, tungsten alloys, valve alloys and welding and hard-facing alloys.

Also widely updated are acrylics, brazing alloys, chelants, biodegradable plastics, molybdenum alloys, plastic alloys, recyclate plastics, superalloys, supercritical fluids and tool steels.

New classes of materials added include aliphatic polyketones, carburizing secondary-hardening steels and polyarylene ether benzimidazoles. Carcinogens and materials likely to be cancer-causing in humans are listed for the first time.

Table of contents

Part 1. Materials-Properties and Uses Chapter 1: Encyclopedic Descriptions of Minerals, Chemicals, Engineering and Industrial Materials, and Plant and Animal Substances Part 2. Structure and Properties of Materials Chapter 2: Definitions and Reference Charts and Tables Chapter 3: The Structure of Matter Chapter 4: Waves and Colors as Material Elements Chapter 5: Property of Flavor in Materials Chapter 6: Fundamentals of Biotic Materials Chapter 7: Units of MeasurePhysical and Mechanical Properties INDEX

Author comments

George S. Brady, deceased, was a well-known engineer who worked on the Panama Canal.

Henry H. Clauser, former Chief Editor and Publisher of Materials Engineering and the Materials Selector (an annual guide to the properties of materials) and Editor of Research Management, is a consultant and freelance writer and editor.

John A. Vaccari, former Chief Editor of Materials Engineering and the Materials Selector, Executive Editor of Design Engineering, and Senior Editor od American Machinist, is a consultant and freelance writer and editor.

Back cover copy

"...the leading reference work of this kind in the world." -- Sci-Tech News

" ideal resource for anyone involved with materials applications, analysis, or procurement." -- Harper's Review

"This book...has saved me countless hours of library research, telephone calls, etc.; it is a storehouse of knowledge--each entry a concise gem." -- The Microscope

(Reviews are of prior editions.)

THE INDUSTRY "BIBLE" SINCE 1929--WITH OVER 15,000 MATERIALS AND 30 PERCENT NEW INFORMATION! Offering comprehensive information on virtually every material and substance used in industry and engineering, Materials Handbook is unquestionably the world's favorite one-volume encyclopedia on the subject. For over six decades, there has been no better or more reliable way to get essential data on generic, patented, and trade name materials.

* A-Z organization for easy access
* Coverage of more than 15,000 materials
* Details on chemicals, minerals, fuels, textiles, synthetics, pharmaceuticals, elastomers, ceramic coatings, industrial substances, food-stuffs, natural plant and animal substances, and--chewing gum
* Thousands of new technologies and products
* Properties and characteristics of materials, including composition, production methods, uses, and commercial designations or trade names
* A thorough index for finding the material you want--quickly and easily

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