As an outgrowth from the best-selling Powder Metallurgy Science, published in 1984 with a second edition in 1994, this book is written from a perspective based on the laws of physics, chemistry, mechanics and dynamics, thermodynamics, kinetics and chemical engineering as applied to powder metallurgy and particulate materials.
Subjects include a variety of techniques to fabricate engineered products using principles ranging from materials synthesis to industrial engineering. Although there is still a heavy emphasis on classic powder metallurgy, there is now an interwoven treatment of composites, technical ceramics and related materials.
The book is both a text and a reference. Written for engineering students with a background in materials, metallurgy, ceramics, industrial engineering and engineered materials, it is also sufficiently basic that it can be used for industrial short courses and self study.
The text is composed of 16 chapters, each divided into many small segments that can be used without reading the whole book. Appendices are included with definitions, test standards, material properties and answers to selected study questions.