34 Best Books on Materials Testing

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Materials Testing, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Materials Testing Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Materials Testing below.

1. Testing of Materials

1."Building and Construction Materials: Testing and Quality Control (Lab Manual Series)" by Neha Jamwal and M L Gambhir
“Building and Construction Materials: Testing and Quality Control (Lab Manual Series)” Book Review: This Lab manual on “Building and Construction Materials” is expected to create in the peruser the ability to lead tests on building and development materials efficiently. The tests given in the manual will be a useful manual for the two understudies of structural designing just as the field engineers for their day-today reference.

2."Mechanical Behaviour and Testing of Materials" by Bhargava A K
“MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR AND TESTING OF MATERIALS” Book Review: This comprehensive book provides an insight into the mechanical behaviour and testing of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites, which are widely employed for structural applications under varying loads, temperatures and environments. Organized in 13 chapters, this book begins with explaining the fundamentals of materials, their basic building units, atomic bonding and crystal structure, further describing the role of imperfections on the behaviour of metals and alloys. The book then explains dislocation theory in a simplified yet analytical manner. The destructive and non-destructive testing methods are discussed, and the interpreted test data are then examined critically. It provides Question Bank solutions for 200 objective-type questions (all from GATE). It is also useful for current engineers. Specifically designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, and related branches. Besides, the book will also be useful for the practising engineers.

3."Highway Material Testing and Quality Control" by G Venkatappa Rao and K Ramachandra Rao
“Highway Material Testing and Quality Control” Book Review: This manual is exceptional in that it manages parkway material testing methods with an accentuation on translation of results and relates it to viable applications. This manual, other than filling in as a fundamental course book on interstate material testing techniques for understudies at the degree (B.E./B.Tech) and certificate levels (Civil Engineering), would be of monstrous reasonable incentive for field designers and testing labs. The striking highlights of this manual incorporate nitty gritty testing systems following the most recent codes and rules. Material testing is introduced in the manual in a simple to-follow way. It is extensively separated into seven modules managing soils, totals, bitumen, granular and bituminous blend plan, quality control, and asphalt assessment. Other fundamental highlights of this manual include: ordinary outcomes acquired from research facilities and field tests during proficient communication with experts at work. It additionally incorporates prepared to utilize perception sheets for moment understanding of test outcomes and avocation. Survey questions are given toward the finish of each testing methodology for better understanding and correction. Force direct introduction for all the tests and replies toward survey questions is likewise given.

4."Material Testing Laboratory Manual For Quality Control" by Kukreja C B
5."Testing Of Engineering Materials" by Davis H E
6."Materials Testing for the Metal Forming Industry" by imusti
“Materials Testing for the Metal Forming Industry” Book Review: This book is routed to both examination researchers at colleges and specialized foundations and to engineers in the metal framing industry. It depends on the creator’s experience as top of the Materials Science Department of the In­ stitut fUr Umformtechnik at the University of Stuttgart. The book manages materials testing for the extraordinary requests of the metal forming industry. The overall strategies for materials testing, the extent that they are not straightforwardly identified with metal shaping, are not considered in detail since numerous books are accessible regarding this matter. Accentuation is put on the assurance of handling properties of metallic materials in metal framing, I. e. the framing conduct. This incorporates the assessment of stress-strain bends by pliable, up­ setting or twist tests just as deciding the constraints of formability. Among these subjects, unique accentuation has been laid upon ongoing improvements in the field of pressure and twist testing. The adaptability of test outcomes is talked about. Some testing techniques for the useful properties of workpieces in the last state after metal framing are portrayed. At last, techniques for testing device materials for mass metal shaping are dealt with. Testing techniques for surface properties and tribological boundaries have not been incorporated. The accentuation is put on the misshapening of the examples. Problems identified with the testing machines and estimating procedures just as the utilization of PCs are just thought to be in not many cases considered significant.

7."Civil Engineering Materials and their Testing" by Hasan S D


2. Non-Destructive Testing of Materials

1."Ultrasonic Testing of Materials" by Krautkramer
Book Review: This book provides nondestructive testing of solids using ultrasonic waves to treat defects like cavities, nonbonding and strength variations. The book also provides description on the fundamentals of ultrasonic along with knowledge of technical mathematics. The book also explains physical laws, instrumentation concepts and its applications. The book also provides test problems that are related to modern heavy industry along with the applications in nuclear power plants. The book also contains updated information on electronic instrumentation and applications in nuclear and space industries.

2."Introduction to Nondestructive Testing: A Training Guide" by Paul E Mix
Book Review: This book covers the basic nondestructive testing methodologies that re needed for NDT methods. The book presents both the principles and the applications for the latest techniques and applies it to a number of streams that deal with NDT like space shuttle engineering, digital technology and many process control systems. All the chapters in the book have been updated to illustrate the development of advanced NDT instruments and systems with improvised monitors, sensors and real time imaging.

3."Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing of Materials Theoretical Foundations" by Karl-Jrg Langenberg
“Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing of Materials Theoretical Foundations” Book Review: The book aims in presenting the mathematical foundations of ultrasonic nondestructive testing process. The chapters of this book contain vast theory related to acoustic and electromagnetic fields along with their clear comparison to elastodynamics. The book introduces ultrasonic nondestructive testing methods along with various aspects of physics and mathematics involved in elastic wave propagation theory. The topics like vector algebra and analysis, elastic plane, Rayleigh surface waves, ultrasonic beams, transducer radiation, inverse scattering, and ultrasonic nondestructive imaging are discussed in detail. For better understanding of the readers book features numerical computations to illustrate wave propagation phenomena and the results of analytical formulations.

4."Ultrasonic and Advanced Methods for Nondestructive Testing and Materials Characterization" by C H Chen
“Ultrasonic and Advanced Methods for Nondestructive Testing and Materials Characterization” Book Review: The book focuses on signal and image processing and pattern recognition. The chapters of this book majorly cover all the important concepts and topics related to ultrasonic methods as well as advanced methods. It contains a detailed description of both industrial ultrasound and medical ultrasound. The topics like structural health monitoring, Terahertz methods, X-ray methods, and thermography methods are thoroughly explained. A section of this book presents different sensors for nondestructive testing and material characterization. Various applications of featured methods and techniques are also highlighted in this text.

5."Ultrasonic Methods of Non-Destructive Testing" by Blitz Simpson
“Ultrasonic Methods of Non-Destructive Testing” Book Review: The book presents fundamental principles, key concepts, and practices of ultrasonic testing. It begins with a basic theory of vibration and propagation, and then covers design and properties, probes, and the principles and practice of the several ultrasonic techniques. The topics like acousto-ultrasonics, ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation, image processing, computed tomography, and electrical and magnetic testing are discussed in detail. The chapters based on microwave techniques, eddy-current testing, dielectrometry, russel effect, and fracto-emission are included in this text. The book highlights different types of equipment along with the design and operation. The book also highlights various applications and recent developments in ultrasonic methods and non-destructive testing.

6."Non-Destructive Testing of Fibre-Reinforced Plastics Composites" by John Summerscales
“Non-Destructive Testing of Fibre-Reinforced Plastics Composites” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring the latest information in the field of non-destructive testing. The initial chapters of the book cover topics like acousto-ultrasonics, ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation, image processing, computed tomography, and electrical and magnetic testing. The remaining chapters describe eddy current testing, dielectrometry, microwave techniques, Russel effect, fracto-emission in detail. The book will be useful for scientists, technologists, and engineers with industrial background.

7."Non-destructive Testing Softcover reprint of the original" by B Hull
“Non-destructive Testing Softcover reprint of the original” Book Review: The book is a comprehensive and well-structured piece of writing featuring the basic principles and major topics of non-destructive inspection methods. The chapters of this book state all the important concepts of liquid penetrant inspection, magnetic particle inspection, electrical testing, ultrasonic testing, and radiography are discussed in detail. The final section of the book highlights the major applications and recent developments in the field of non-destructive inspection. The book will be suitable for the engineering students as well as the managers and industrial professionals responsible for inspection and quality control.

8."Emerging Technologies in Non-Destructive Testing V" by Alkiviadis S Paipetis
“Emerging Technologies in Non-Destructive Testing V” Book Review: The book will be an excellent resource for the students, engineers, and industrial partners related to the field of non-destructive evaluation and testing. The content of the book is inspired from the papers presented at Fifth Conference on Emerging Technologies in Non-Destructive Testing, Greece, September 2011. The chapters of this book are majorly based on sensors and structural health monitoring, on-site measurements, ultrasonics, nonlinear NDT, acoustic emission, electrical methods, imaging and signal processing, and inspection methods. The book features many electrical and electromagnetic methods as well as signal processing techniques along with their applications. It also highlights recent research in the field of non-destructive evaluation.

9."Mechanics of Nondestructive Testing" by Stinchcomb
“Mechanics of Nondestructive Testing” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring the latest information on each and every aspect of nondestructive testing. The book begins with an introduction of the mechanics of nondestructive testing and contains a detailed theory for its clear explanation. Moving further, the chapters broadly cover all the vital topics related to material property determination, defect characterization, flaw characterization, material damage initiation, and growth. The available methods and scope for the development of nondestructive testing are highlighted in this text. The book will be beneficial for the students and professionals belonging to engineering science and mechanics.

10."Microwave Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation Principles" by Reza Zoughi
“Microwave Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation Principles” Book Review: The book is an excellent blend, presenting both theoretical as well as practical concepts of microwave non-destructive testing. The chapters of this book present dielectric material characterization as well as various modeling and measurement techniques. The book is a fully updated and revised piece of work featuring latest developments and recent advances in the field of microwave testing. Many applications of microwave engineering namely, composites, detecting and characterizing surface flaws, and evaluating the compressive strength of cement structures are included in this book. This book will be useful for the students, professional, practicing engineers, and researchers related to microwave engineering as well as non-destructive testing.

11."Practical Non-Destructive Testing" by Baldev Raj
“Practical Non-Destructive Testing” Book Review: This book is designed for Postgraduate Students, Engineers & Professionals particularly in quality control and failure analysis in Chemical, Petrochemical, Power Generation plants etc. this book deals with the principles, procedures, applications, limitations, codes and standards widely used in non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques.The Chapter on Reliability in NDT was revised and expanded completely and renamed as POD Concepts in NDT. This book covers introduction to Nondestructive Testing(NDT), Visual Inspection, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Eddy Current Testing, Radiography, Ultrasonic Testing, Acoustic Emission Testing, Thermography, In-situ Metallographic Examination, Leak Testing, Comparison and Selection of NDT Methods, Probability of Detection Concepts in NDT, Statistical Methods for Quality Control, Codes, Standards, Specification and Procedures and General References.

“Non – Destructive Testing Book Review: This book is designed for ITI and diploma students. It covers introduction to ndt, liquid penetrant inspection, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic testing, radiography testing, eddy current testing.

13."Basics of Non-Destructive Testing" by Lari and Kumar
14."Non-Destructive Testing Techniques" by Ravi Prakash
“Non-Destructive Testing Techniques” Book Review: This book is designed for various engineers and research-scientists that use Nondestructive Testing Techniques for inspection purposes or for material behaviour research studies.This book covers portion of the courses related to Nondestructive Testing Techniques of the courses on Materials Science and Technology/Materials Testing and Technology.

15."Non-Destructive Testing of Fibre-Reinforced Plastics Composites: 1" by J Summerscales
16."Electrical and Magnetic Methods of Non-destructive Testing: Volume 10 (Non-Destructive Evaluation Series)" by J Blitz
“Electrical and Magnetic Methods of Non-destructive Testing: Volume 10 (Non-Destructive Evaluation Series)” Book Review: This book works on bringing the up-to-date source of knowledge in the form of a textbook in the field of NDT. It focuses on the electrical and magnetic methods, with emphasis on the widely used eddy current and magnetic flux leakage methods. The theoretical analysis for the practical methods are discussed in-depth. It has a comprehensive text and the information available in this text is not easily available elsewhere. This book has a best resource for everyone seeking easier, more efficient testing methods. The inclusion of the introductory chapter is intended to acquaint the reader with some of the philosophy of NDT. This book is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The subject matter here is confined to electrical and magnetic methods, with emphasis on the widely used eddy current and magnetic flux leakage methods (including particle inspection), but proper attention is paid to other techniques, such as microwave and AC field applications, which are rapidly growing in importance. Theoretical analyses relating to the various methods are discussed and the depths of presentation are often governed by whether or not the information is readily available elsewhere.

17."Non-Destructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures" by Christiane Maierhofer and Hans-Wolf Reinhardt
“Non-Destructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures” Book Review:This book presents the latest non-destructive testing techniques for reinforced concrete structures and how they are used.Part one discusses planning and implementing non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures with chapters on non-destructive testing methods for building diagnosis, development of automated NDE systems, structural health monitoring systems and data fusion. Part two reviews individual non-destructive testing techniques including wireless monitoring, electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic waves, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, acoustic emission evaluation, magnetic flux leakage, electrical resistivity, capacimeter, measuring the corrosion rate (polarization resistance) and the corrosion potential of reinforced concrete structures, ground penetrating radar, radar tomography, active thermography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, stress wave propagation, impact-echo, surface and guided wave techniques and ultrasonics. Part three covers case studies including inspection of concrete retaining walls using ground penetrating radar, acoustic emission and impact echo techniques and using ground penetrating radar to assess an eight-span post-tensioned viaduct. This book shows the process of planning a non-destructive program features strategies for the application of NDT testing. A specific section outlines significant advances in individual NDT techniques and features wireless monitoring and electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic wave technology.

18."Non-Destructive Testing by Magnetic Techniques" by Francesco Ficili
“Non-Destructive Testing by Magnetic Techniques” Book Review:The book covers the subject of NDT (Non-Destructive Test) applied to the case of magnetic techniques (magneto-inductive method), mainly on the field of rope transportation, but also offers a strong analysis of other possible application fields of the technology (as an example, NDT of metallic sheet). In addition it presents the Mechanical design, electronic design, acquisition system development and software design, and also experimental and on-field results.

19."Non-Destructive Testing of Metallic 3D Printed Specimens" by Wong Brian Stephen
“Non-Destructive Testing of Metallic 3D Printed Specimens” Book Review: This book explains the use of non-destructive testing, specifically ultrasonic testing (UT), on metallic printed specimens for flaw detection and quantification of porosity content.This book will also do a comparison of UT against other non-destructive testing methods and conclude that the best technique used for flaw characterization in metallic three-dimensional (3D) printed specimens.

3. Destructive and Non-Destructive Evaluation for Corrosion Studies

1."Materials Characterization, Metals Handbook Vol. 10" by George M Crankovic
“Materials Characterization, Metals Handbook Vol. 10” Book Review: This handbook, with over 950 illustrations and 95 tables, becomes an easily understood reference book for modern analytical techniques. This book discusses the Sampling, Chromatography, Classical, Optical and X-Ray Spectroscopy, Mass Spectroscopy in detail. It also covers topics like Resonance Methods, Electrochemical and Radiochemical Analysis, Diffraction Methods, Metallographic Techniques, Electron Optical Methods, Electron or X-Ray Spectroscopic Methods. It is a guide in the laboratories, and for students.

3."Non-Destructive Evaluation of Corrosion" by R Singh
“Non-Destructive Evaluation of Corrosion” Book Review: The book acts as an important resource for knowledge regarding the title, Non-destructive Evaluation of Corrosion of materials. The multiple authors, leading experts of their fields, have achieved in making the chapters illustrative and interesting with case studies. They discuss the evaluation with respect to various fields including aerospace, energy, defense, and processing. It even offers an overview of the ground-breaking approach. The book was written for life assessment and maintenance personnel involved in quality control, failure analysis, and R&D.

3."Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians" by Larry Reithmaier and Ron Sterkenburg
“Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians” Book Review: The book has been a good resource in building, maintaining, overhauling, and repairing aircraft. It is an illustrated guide that gives step-by-step instructions for all the essential tasks with regard to aircrafts. It lists the tools required and how they are used. It talks about the materials and their fabrication and the testing techniques along with the complete process. It is a very important handbook for everyone in the field. New photos, diagrams, tables, and schematics are featured throughout this must-have reference.

4."Applied Welding Engineering: Processes, Codes, and Standards" by Ramesh Singh
“Applied Welding Engineering: Processes, Codes, and Standards” Book Review: It is an in-depth, practical guide. The content in this book is with respect to codes of the Canadian Welding Society and the DNV standards in addition to updates to existing coverage of the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Welding Institute (UK). This book is divided into 4 parts. It starts with a complete and in-depth explanation of metallurgy. That is followed by the welding applications. The book contains even the rules for developing efficient welding designs and fabrication procedures. It is a useful guide for mechanical engineers and needs to be there in workshops.

5."Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation" by Donald O Thompson and Dale E Chimenti
“Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation” Book Review: The book is divided into two parts. It is mostly the edited versions of most of the papers presented at the annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation held at University of San Diego. The 1991 Review of Progress in QNDE was attended by approximately 450 participants from the US and many foreign countries who presented over 360 papers. This review has brought together some of the brightest minds in the form of scientists and engineers to share their knowledge.

6."Acoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete" by Masayasu Ohtsu
“Acoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete” Book Review: This book explains the techniques extensively used to determine crack detection and damage evaluation in concrete. With the move towards sustainability, and the need to extend the long-term service life of infrastructure and damage due to recent earthquakes, this book is of critical importance. The book is essential for civil engineers, constructors, materials scientists working both in industry and academia.

7."Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation of Materials" by Prof J Prasad and Dr. C G K Nair
“Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation of Materials” Book Review: With State-of-the-Art NDE Methods Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation of Materials, this book acts as the main resource for any engineer, technical professional and teacher in the corresponding field. This book is a source of guidelines on developing specific NDE techniques and criteria for acceptance of materials for various applications as well as NDE requirements of design, manufacturing and maintenance agencies. It helps everyone prepare for professional NDE Level I, II and III tests. It’s comprehensive and descriptive nature makes it a self study guide.

8."Évaluation Non Destructive Des Propriétés Physiques Des Milieux Poreux" by Abderrahmen Merioua and Fouad Ghomari
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