About the Second Edition:
"This is a classic work for two reasons. First, it continues the long tradition of CRC handbooks and their commitment to excellence. Second, it establishes a new standard for handbooks in terms of layout and design. There is not much to say about this work other than "Well done!" Highly recommended for any organization dealing with materials science at the research level..."
- C.D. Hurt, American Reference Book Annual, 1995
The CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook, Third Edition is the most comprehensive source available for data on engineering materials. In an easy-to-follow format, this definitive reference features data verified through major professional societies in the materials field, such as ASM International and the American Ceramic Society. This edition has been significantly expanded, most notably by the addition of new tabular material for a wide range of nonferrous alloys and various composite materials.
For engineers making, selecting, or evaluating materials, this compact volume provides the ideal starting point. It is exceptionally easy to search-the authors have organized it according to materials properties, provided a key word indexing system, and placed many data sets in a convenient Selection Section where materials can be compared by property value- a feature ideal for design applications.
New tabular material for nonferrous alloys and composite materials
More than 400 tables covering all important categories or modern engineering materials
Outstanding organization, including a key word indexing system for quick and easy searches
Optional selection-by-value presentation of data, ideal for design applications
A bestseller since its first edition, the CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook stands alone as the consummate reference for data on the full spectrum of engineering materials.