Engineering Materials: Properties and Selection, International Edition (9e) : 9780136109501

Engineering Materials: Properties and Selection, International Edition (9e)

Budinski & Budinski
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For undergraduate courses in Metallurgy and Materials Science


The father-son authoring duo of Kenneth G. Budinski and Michael K. Budinski brings nearly 70 years of combined industry experience to bear in this practical, reader-friendly introduction to engineering materials. This text covers theory and industry-standard selection practices, providing students with the working knowledge to make an informed selection of materials for engineering applications and to correctly specify materials on drawings and purchasing documents. Encompassing all significant material systems–metals, ceramics, plastics, and composites–this text incorporates information on material usage and availability, addresses the increasingly global nature of the field, and reflects the suggestions of numerous adopters of previous editions.

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1  The Importance of Engineering Materials 
  • Chapter 2  Forming Engineering g Materials from the Elements 
  • Chapter 3  The Role of Chemical and Physical Properties in Engineering Materials
  • Chapter 4  The Role of Mechanical Properties in Engineering Materials 
  • Chapter 5  The Role of Tribology in Engineering Materials 
  • Chapter 6  The Role of Corrosion in Engineering Materials 
  • Chapter 7  Principles of Polymeric Materials 
  • Chapter 8  Polymer Families 
  • Chapter 9  Plastic and Polymer Composite Fabrication Processes
  • Chapter 10  Selection of Plastic/polymeric Materials
  • Chapter 11  Ceramics, Cermets, Glass and Carbon Products
  • Chapter 12  Steel Products
  • Chapter 13  Heat Treatment of Steel
  • Chapter 14  Carbon and Alloy Steels 
  • Chapter 15  Tool Steels
  • Chapter 16  Stainless Steels
  • Chapter 17  Cast Iron, Cast Steel and Powder Metallurgy Materials
  • Chapter 18  Copper and Its Alloys
  • Chapter 19  Aluminum and Its Alloys
  • Chapter 20  Nickel, Zinc, Titanium, Magnesium, and Special Use Metals
  • Chapter 21  Surface Engineering
  • Chapter 22 Nanomaterials
  • Chapter 23  Methodology of Material Selection
New to this edition

Substantial changes are made in the ninth edition to address advances in technology, discuss the globalization of industry, and improve the book's clarity and teach-ability.  The following list details the changes.


Each chapter exhibits the following changes.  On average, these changes provide 15% new material.

  • New multiple-choice questions at the end of the chapter reduce instructor burden for grading and correcting. 
  • Each chapter includes a glossary of terms defining all significant technical concepts and summarizing every important technical term in the chapter.
  • Case histories have all been updated to keep examples current.
  • A section called Global Considerations was added at the end of each chapter.  This section helps students understand the impact of that chapter’s subject matter on the global materials engineering landscape.  Students receive an up-to-date perspective on how materials engineering is impacted by the global economy.

The first three chapters have been reorganized for improved clarity and teach ability by introducing the students to the basic concepts of the chemical, structural, and physical properties of engineering materials.

  • Chapter 1: The Importance of Engineering Materials highlights the relevance of materials in the field of engineering.
  • Chapter 2:  Forming Engineering Materials from the Elements contains the following new sections: global considerations, glossary of terms, questions, and chemistry reference tables.
  • Chapter 3: Role of Chemical and Physical Properties in Engineering Materials contains new examples.

Chapters 4, 5, and 6 introduce students to the basic failure modes of engineering materials.  Our philosophy is that a component fails because it either wears out, corrodes (rusts), or breaks.  Hence we introduce these subjects very early in the curriculum so that students appreciate why various classes of engineering materials exist and how to apply these materials to specific failure modes.

  •  Chapter 4:  Role of Mechanical Properties in Engineering Materials is reorganized for improved teach ability and includes a section on fracture resistance, new figures and enhancements, a new case history, a section on global considerations, a glossary of terms, and updated examples.
  • Chapter 5:  Roll of Tribology in Engineering Materials contains a section on preventing wear failures, a section on global considerations, a case history, a glossary of terms, and questions.
  • Chapter 6:  Role of Corrosion in Engineering Materials has a new section discussing the prevention of corrosion failures, a section on global considerations, a case history, a glossary of terms, and questions.

This edition includes a new chapter on nanomaterials (Chapter 22). 

  • Nanomaterials is a bourgeoning field that most new engineers will encounter in their career.  This field’s importance merits a basic treatment of this subject in this introductory text.

PowerPoint slides for each chapter to enhance class lectures.

Features & benefits
  • A global focus. Features cost and usage data to reflect current worldwide conditions, materials, engineering theories, and practices. Helps students learn international designations of materials to meet the needs of businesses that are worldwide in scope.
  • More than 60 illustrations clarify concepts and improve students' understanding.
  • Critical concepts sections outline the key concepts of each chapter and give students an opportunity to assess their understanding before moving on.
  • A practical orientation recommends a repertoire of materials that meet most design needs. Students learn to select and designate specific materials and learn the all-important material systems, metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites.
  • Unique selection information, developed by the authors, is not found in other texts. Offers students a fresh approach to traditional topics and provides the most timely, complete and accurate coverage of the most recent developments.
  • Focuses on the properties of industry-standard materials, teaching students how to specify these materials on engineering drawings and documents.
  • Figures, charts, graphs, and tables provide visual learning tools that help students learn key concepts. Also supplies students with a wealth of “handbook style” information that assists them in solving chapter problems and serves as practical reference source on the job.
  • A conversational writing style with minimal use of technical jargon, ensuring the book is easily understood by a wide range of readers.
  • Internet listing of sources for material information encourages students to access additional and advanced information on key topics.
  • Useful material property information allows book to be used as a handbook to solve problems as they arise on the job.