Materials, Properties and Design

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Properties and Selection

Materials common to aerospace and mechanical engineering applications can be separated into some general classes

· Metals and Alloys
Irons and steels
Aluminum and its alloys
Copper and its alloys
Nickel and its alloys
Titanium and its alloys
· Polymers
Polyethylene, Nylon
Epoxies, Elastomers

· Composites
Glass fiber/Polymer matrix composites
Carbon fiber composites, Metal or ceramic matrix composites
· Ceramics and Glasses
Alumina, Magnesia, Silica, Silicon carbide and silicon nitride
Silicon and germanium

After: Ashby and Jones, "Engineering Materials," Pergamon (1980)