Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Deformation and Design is the first textbook to adopt a design-led approach to the teaching of mechanical behavior of materials in which the underlying fundamental science is presented in the context of design. This approach has been found to help motivate and engage students through real-life case studies and illustrative applications. The book also includes three 'Guided Learning Units,' which are essentially special self-teaching tutorials on certain difficult topics. In addition to the design-led approach, Mishra and Charit cover newer content not found in other textbooks, such as recent advances in microstructural characterization techniques and up-to-date presentation of fundamentals that link the microstructure of engineering materials with realistic mechanical response.
Rajiv S. Mishra is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Site Director, NSF IUCRC for Friction Stir Processing, at the University of North Texas. Dr. Mishra's publication record includes 255 papers with an h-index of 39. Out of these, 10 of his papers have more than 100 citations. He has many 'firsts' in the field of friction stir welding and processing. He co-authored the first review paper (2005), co-edited the first book on the subject (2007), edited/co-edited seven TMS symposium proceedings, and served as guest editor for Viewpoint Set in Scripta Materialia (2008). He also has three patents in this field. He published the first paper on friction stir processing (2000) as a microstructural modification tool. Dr. Indrajit Charit is an associate professor at the University of Idaho. He has authored/co-authored 40 journal papers and 32 proceeding papers, and made several conference presentations. He teaches mechanical behavior of materials, physical metallurgy and nuclear materials related courses. He is a member of TMS, ASM International and ANS. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Idaho.
1. Introduction to Mechanical Response of Materials 2. Framing of Five Basic Design Approaches for Structural Components 3. Introduction to Systems Approach to Materials 4. A Brief Survey of Microstructural Elements in Engineering Structural Metallic and Non-metallic Materials 5. Simplest Mechanical Tests and Complexities: Hardness Measurement and Tensile Tests Guided Learning Unit 1. Dislocation Theory for Crystalline Materials 6. Elastic Response of Materials: Stiffness Limiting Design 7. Yielding and Work Hardening: Strength Limiting Design Guided Learning Unit 2. Strengthening Mechanisms in the Context of Microstructure of Engineering Metallic Alloys 8. Toughness of Materials: Toughness Limiting Design 9. Fatigue Behavior of Materials: Fatigue Limiting Design 10. High Temperature Deformation of Materials: Creep Limiting Design 11. Intersection of Dislocation Based Plasticity and Mechanics Guided Learning Unit 3. Design and Development of High Performance Engineering Metallic and Non-metallic Materials