Callister’s Materials Science And Engineering 2nd Edition


  • Author: William D. Callister , R Balasubramaniam
  • Publisher: Wiley India
  • ISBN-13: 9788126541607
  • Pages: 838
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2015


About The Book

This book continues to provide engineers with a strong understanding of the three primary types of materials and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. The relationships among processing, structure, properties and performance components for steels, glass-ceramics, polymer fibers and silicon semiconductors are explored throughout the chapters. The discussion of the construction of crystallographic directions in hexagonal unit cells is expanded. At the end of each chapter, engineers will also find revised summaries and new equation summaries to reexamine key concepts.

Table Of Contents

•    Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding
•    The Structure of Crystalline Solids
•    Imperfections in Solids
•    Diffusion
•    Mechanical Properties of Metals
•    Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms
•    Failure
•    Phase Diagrams
•    Phase Transformations: Development of Microstructure and Alteration of Mechanical Properties
•    Applications and Processing of Metal Alloys
•    Structures and Properties of Ceramics
•    Applications and Processing of Ceramics
•    Polymer Structures
•    Characteristics, Applications, and Processing of Polymers
•    Composites
•    Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
•    Electrical Properties
•    Thermal Properties
•    Magnetic Properties
•    Optical Properties
•    Economic, Environmental and Societal Issues in Materials Science and Engineering

About The Authors

William D. Callister is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Utah.  His teaching interests include writing and revising introductory materials science and engineering textbooks, in both print and electronic formats. He also enjoys developing ancillary resources, including instructional software and on-line testing/evaluation tools.

R Balasubramaniam

(Late) Professor Balasubramaniam obtained his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, in 1984, securing the University Gold Medal. He went on to complete his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 1990. He served as an Adjunct Faculty at RPI, during which time he taught the materials science and engineering course in 1989-1990. Since 1990, after his return to India, he taught at the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and was the recipient of the Directors Citation for Best Teacher, several times at IIT Kanpur. In addition to excellence in teaching, Professor Balasubramaniam was involved actively in research and development activities.

He was an active participant in government-sponsored and industrial-sponsored research activities related to corrosion, materials-hydrogen interactions and structure-property co-relations in advanced materials. His research was funded by Defense Research and Development Organization, the Department of Science and Technology, Board of Research in Nuclear Science, National Science Foundation (USA), Ministry of Railways, Steel Authority of India, Aeronautical Research Development Board and Department of Culture. The major industries that funded Professor Balasubramaniams research included General Motors, USA; Honeywell, USA and Jindal Stainless Steel, Hissar.

Prof Balasubramaniam was bestowed by an award titled DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR by Indian Institute of Metals.