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ASM Handbook

Materials Selection and Design

Edited by
George E. Dieter
George E. Dieter
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ASM International
Volume
20
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-194-8
Publication date:
1997
Book Chapter

Introduction to the Effects of Composition, Processing, and Structure on Materials Properties

By
Richard W. Heckel
Richard W. Heckel
Michigan Technological University
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Published:
1997
Page range:
331 - 335

Abstract

Materials are selected and used as a result of a match between their properties and the needs dictated by the intended application. This article provides information on how composition and structure determine the properties of materials. It presents common structural elements that are most important in materials. The article provides the historical perspective of materials and illustrates the evolution of engineering materials.

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Richard W. Heckel, 1997. "Introduction to the Effects of Composition, Processing, and Structure on Materials Properties", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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