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Materials, 2nd Edition by David Cebon, Hugh Shercliff, Michael F. Ashby

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Chapter 2 Family trees: Organising materials and processes

Chapter contents

  • 2.1 Introduction and synopsis 14
  • 2.2 Getting materials organised: the materials tree 14
  • 2.3 Organising processes: the process tree 17
  • 2.4 Process–property interaction 20
  • 2.5 Material property charts 21
  • 2.6 Computer-aided information management for materials and processes 23
  • 2.7 Summary and conclusions 24
  • 2.8 Further reading 25
  • 2.9 Exercises 26
  • 2.10 Exploring design using CES 27
  • 2.11 Exploring the science with CES Elements 28

A successful product—one that performs well, is good value for money and gives pleasure to the user—uses the best materials for the job, and fully exploits its potential and characteristics.

2.1 Introduction and synopsis

A successful ...

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