Design Materials and Processes
In the engineering and design professions, the study of materials is a huge prerequisite to competence and success of projects.
It is therefore imperative on practitioners and students to acquaint themselves with the myriad of materials available for application to projects.
The book on “DESIGN MATERIALS AND PROCESSES VOLUME 6” covers selected topics on individual materials to meet such needs.
However, it should be noted that volume six is not an improvement on volume five, but it is an addition to the scope of individual materials covered along the earlier volumes.
The volume covers the history and processes of the identified materials.
Applications and classification of the materials was approached from their sources, i.e.
metals, polymerics, ceramics and composites.
Meant for college and university students, the layout and language is intentionally simple enough to be understood by even the leisure reader.
The reader will gather the necessary knowledge on types, history and discovery, processess of materials, their different types and their applications.
Finally, the book will help the reader to identify, use, apply and recommend them to clients/projects appropriately.
Dr Samuel Mwituria Maina is a senior lecturer of industrial design at the School of the Arts and Design, College of Architecture and Engineering of The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Apart from this volume, he has also authored a book on how to write a good proposal, communication skills, research methods and other volumes in design materials series.