Best Books – Material Science and Metallurgy

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Material Science and Metallurgy subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Material Science and Metallurgy along with reviews.

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1. “Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction” by William D Callister

“Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction” Book Review: The textbook provides discussion on three primary types of materials and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. The coverage of the book includes construction of crystallographic directions in hexagonal unit cells, the relationships among processing, structure, properties, and performance components for steels, glass-ceramics, polymer fibers, and silicon semiconductors, tensile testing, diffusion, and solid solutions etc. The chapters are supplemented with examples, review summaries highlighting key concepts, equations and theorems, and problems for extensive practice and concrete understanding.

2. “Essentials of Materials for Science and Engineering” by Donald R Askeland

“Essentials of Materials for Science and Engineering” Book Review: The text deals with the relationship between the structure, processing and properties of materials. It teaches the fundamental concepts of atomic structure and materials behaviors and addresses the design of structures, ion of materials or materials failures etc. The book covers applications of new technologies and recent developments in materials such as nanomaterials, smart materials, micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) systems and biomaterials etc. The textbook covers concepts that require interdisciplinary approach and therefore some background knowledge in chemistry and physics becomes useful.

3. “Introduction to Material Science for Engineering” by James F Shackel ford

“Introduction to Material Science for Engineering” Book Review: The textbook provides discussions on current treatment of the full spectrum of engineering materials and the physical properties, applications and relevant properties associated with engineering materials. It presents detailed analysis of several new materials with high-tech applications and covers topics such as Atomic Bonding, Crystal Structure and Defects, Diffusion, Mechanical Behavior, Thermal Behavior, Failure Analysis & Prevention. Phase Diagrams, Heat Treatment, Metals, Ceramics and Glasses, Polymers, Composites, Electrical Behavior, Optical Behavior, Semiconductor Materials, Magnetic Materials, Environmental Degradation etc. The book can benefit undergraduate as well as graduate students in materials science, civil, mechanical and related fields. The textbook is supplemented with an abundant number of exercises with exhaustive problems for extensive practice.

4. “Physical Metallurgy, Principles and Practices” by V Raghavan

“Physical Metallurgy, Principles and Practices” Book Review: The book discusses the principles and applications of engineering metals and alloys. The coverage of the book includes phase diagrams, phase transformations, heat treatment of steels and nonferrous alloys, solidification, fatigue, fracture and corrosion etc. It also addresses Thermoelastic martensite; Shape memory alloys; Rapid solidification processing; and, Quaternary phase diagrams etc. The text is provided in clear and readable format, making it easy to understand. Figures and diagrams have been added in abundance for better comprehension. The book can benefit students in Metallurgy/Metallurgical and Materials Engineering as well as professionals.

5. “Material Science and Metallurgy” by O P Khanna
6. “Material Science and Metallurgy” by Jindal

“Material Science and Metallurgy” Book Review: The textbook provides discussions and explanations on the basic concepts of the structure of various materials and various physical, structural and electrical properties of these materials. The coverage of the book includes Diffusion, Phase Diagrams, Phase Transformations, Composite Materials, Wear of Materials, Corrosion and Oxidation, Thermal Properties, Electrical Conductivity and Insulating Properties, Semiconductors, Dielectric Properties, Magnetic Properties, Heat Treatment of Steels, Metals and Alloys, Organic Materials, Ceramic Materials etc. The book is supplemented with multiple choice questions, solved problems, review questions as well as diagrams and figures for better understanding and extensive practice.

7. “Material Science and Metallurgy” by K I Parashivamurthy
8. “Material Science and Metallurgy for Engineers” by Dr V D Kodgire

“Material Science and Metallurgy for Engineers” Book Review: The textbook discusses the structure and properties of various materials and the underlying science surrounding these materials. It is organized into a total of seventeen chapters. The book can benefit undergraduate students in metallurgy engineering or material science and related fields. It not only provides essential understanding of the topics but can also be used in preparation for university examinations. The coverage of the book includes Structure of Materials, Plastic Deformation, Mechanical Testing and Evaluation of Properties, Non-destructive Testing, Equilibrium Diagrams, Corrosion and Prevention, Temperature Measurement (Pyrometry), Metallography (Optical and Electron), Steels and Heat Treatments, Engineering Alloy Steel, Cast Irons, Engineering Non-Ferrous Alloys, Strengthening Mechanisms, Powder Metallurgy, Polymers, Joining Processes and Methods of Surface Improvement.

9. “Engineering Materials & Metallurgy” by R K Rajput

“Engineering Materials & Metallurgy” Book Review: The textbook covers structure and structural properties of various materials and concepts on metallurgy. The coverage of the book includes Alloys, Phase Diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous (and Non-Ferrous) Metals, Non-Metallic Materials and Mechanical Properties and Testing etc. It also covers basic concepts and background knowledge such as Structure of Atoms and Molecules, Miller Indices, Imperfections (Defects) in Crystals and Grain Size Determination. Some of the chapters present in the book include Constitution of Alloys and Phase Diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals, Non-Metallic Materials, Mechanical Properties and Testing. The book is supplemented with short and long answer type questions as well as an abundant number of tables, figures, examples and MCQs to aid learning.


“Material Science and Metallurgy” Book Review: The textbook focuses on the study of material science and metallurgy, primarily for the preparation of GATE exam. The content of the book includes chapters and topics according to the gate syllabus. The topics have been covered in a systematic and coherent manner with apt explanations and discussions. Abundant number of questions are provided for practice including questions from previous year GATE question papers. The book can help students understand the concepts and prepare for various competitive examinations.

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