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Materials and MechanicsJharna Chaudhuri and Archis Marathe

Materials and Mechanics

Laboratory Experiments (Revised Edition)
By Jharna Chaudhuri and Archis Marathe

Spiral Bound ISBN: 978-1-63189-274-5, 116 pages


The unique laboratory companion text Materials and Mechanics: Laboratory Experiments is comprised of an introductory chapter on safety protocols, followed by seven experiments in materials science engineering and solid mechanics. The book guides students through the experiments, and teaches them to calculate and report results and write follow-up reports.

Chapters include theory components with the equations students need to calculate different properties. In addition, all chapters feature in-class problems to increase comprehension and retention of information related to the experiments, and data sheets to be used for recording purposes in the laboratory.

Materials and Mechanics: Laboratory Experiments includes experiments on beam deflection, tensile testing, hardness testing, and impact testing. In addition, students will conduct experiments in heat treatment and qualitative metallographic analysis, torsion, and measurement of strain.

Materials and Mechanics: Laboratory Experiments supports the content of an in-class text, and clarifies and facilitates laboratory work. It can be used as a standalone textbook.

Jharna Chaudhuri holds a Ph.D. in mechanics and materials from Rutgers University. She is a professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University. She served as a Faculty Research Associate at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Naval Research Laboratory, and has collaborated with Boeing and Cessna. Her research interests include nano-materials, high resolution transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction.
Archis Marathe holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate doing research in the field of nanotechnology. He is also an electron microscopist and is in charge of the Transmission Electron Microscopy facility for the department.