Materials and design [electronic resource] : the art and science of material selection in product design / Mike Ashby and Kara Johnson.

Ashby, M. F.
2nd ed.
Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010.
1 online resource (342 p.)
Industrial design.
Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human history, materials have been taken from the natural world and shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools to modern electronics. This renowned book by noted materials engineering author Mike Ashby and Industrial designer, Kara Johnson, explores the role of materials and materials processing in product design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired aesthetics and functionality. The new edition will feature even more of the highly useful ""materials profiles,"" that give critical design, proces
Front Cover; Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design; Copyright Page; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Ten Chapters; Chapter 1: Function and Personality; Further Reading; Chapter 2: What Influences Product Design?; The Market; Science and Technology; Sustainability and the Environment; Economics and Investment Climate; Aesthetics and Industrial Design; Some Examples...; Material Evolution; Materials and Society; Conclusions; Further Reading; Chapter 3: Design and Designing; Ways of Thinking; The Design Process; The Design of Pens - an Example
Sources of InspirationCase Studies from IDEO; Conclusions: a Creative Framework; Further Reading; Chapter 4: The Stuff... Multi-Dimensional Materials; The Engineering Dimension: Technical Attributes; Usability: Ergonomics and Interfaces; The Environment: "Green" Design and Sustainability; Aesthetics: The Five Senses and More; Personality: Building Emotional Connections; Conclusions: Expression through Material; Further Reading; Appendix: Modeling Aesthetic Attributes and Features; Chapter 5: Other Stuff... Shaping, Joining and Surfaces; The Engineering Dimension: Technical Attributes
The Other DimensionsConclusions; Further Reading; Chapter 6: Form Follows Material; Materials and Architecture; Materials and Chairs; Identifying a Feature List; The Compressor: Design Language; Extreme Design; The Inverse Process: Product Archeology; Conclusions: What Influences Form?; Further Reading; Chapter 7: A Structure for Material Selection; Classification and Indexing; An Information Structure for Product Design; Material Selection for Product Design; Summary and Conclusions; Further Reading; Appendix: Selection by Analysis; Chapter 8: Case Studies in Materials and Design
The StructureOffice Furniture; CD Cases; Violin Bows; Ice Axes; Inline Skates; Conclusions; Chapter 9: New Materials - The Potential for Innovation; The Adoption of New Materials; Information about New Materials; Conclusions; Further Reading; Chapter 10: Conclusions; Appendices; Appendix: Exercises for the Eye and Mind; Appendix: Selected Material Maps; Chart 1 - Elastic Modulus, E, and Density, rho; Chart 2 - Strength, sigmaf, and Density, rho; Chart 3 - Fracture Toughness, KIC, and Elastic Modulus, E; Chart 4 - Elastic Modulus, E, and Strength, sigmaf
Chart 5 - Loss Coefficient, eta, and Elastic Modulus, EChart 6 - Thermal Expansion Coefficient, alpha, and Thermal Conductivity, lambda; A Practical Reference for Inspiration; Material Profiles; Material Evolution; Polymers; Polymer Composites; Metals; Ceramics; Glass; Further Reading; Polyethylene (PE); Polypropylene (PP); Polystyrene (PS); Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS); Polyamide (PA), Nylon; Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), Acrylic; Polycarbonate (PC); Polyoxymethylene (POM), Acetal; Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE); Ionomers; Celluloses (CA); Polyvinylchloride (PVC); Polyurethane (PU)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Johnson, Kara.
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