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Science and Engineering of Materials, SI Edition, 7th Edition

  • Donald R. Askeland
  • Wendelin J. Wright
  • ISBN-10: 1305077105
  • ISBN-13: 9781305077102
  • 960 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 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 Knovel® 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 Author

Donald R. Askeland

Dr. Donald R. Askeland joined the University of Missouri-Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology) in 1970 after obtaining his Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan. His primary interest is teaching, which has resulted in a variety of campus, university and industry awards as well as the development of this well-respected text. Dr. Askeland is also active in research involving metals casting and metals joining. His focus is primarily 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 his work is interdisciplinary, providing data for creating computer models and validation of such models.

Wendelin J. Wright

Dr. Wendelin Wright is a 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. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University. Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Wright served as a faculty member at Santa Clara University. Her research interests focus on the mechanical behavior of materials, particularly those of metallic glasses. She is the recipient of the 2003 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching (Stanford University's highest teaching honor), a 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and a 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Dr. Wright is a licensed professional engineer in metallurgy in California and a fellow of ASM International.

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.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Companion Web Site, SI Edition  (ISBN-10: 1305261283 | ISBN-13: 9781305261280)

The free companion site provides PowerPoints with examples, figures, and tables from the book, Lecture Note PowerPoints, and the Instructors' Solutions Manual.

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