Wessel, James K. The Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs
Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004 0471454753 / 9780471454755 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket
x + 645 pp., index, figures and tables, references at the end of each chapter. No jacket as issued. One corner bumped. A bright, attractive copy.
"New and improved product designs demand knowledge of the latest advanced materials. Having this knowledge and putting it into practice will frequently result in higher product performance, increased sales, and a more efficient manufacturing process. . . .Choosing the right materials for a design can be a major factor in a product's success or failure. . . . Detailed chapters describe the state of the art of each advanced material, including: Plastic Composites; New Tougher Ceramics; Intermetallics; Metal Matrix Composites; New Alloys. Later chapters cover advances in manufacturing, nondestructive evaluation, and corrosion, among other topics. These chapters also contain information on in situ toughening, plasma spray, solid-state ion deposition, liquid veristors, smart materials, and remote microscopy."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall