1. Quantitative Methods of Materials Selection

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. Mahmoud M. Farag

Published Online: 8 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch1

Handbook of Materials Selection

Handbook of Materials Selection

How to Cite

Farag, M. M. (2002) Quantitative Methods of Materials Selection, in Handbook of Materials Selection (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. doi: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., Albany, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471359241

Online ISBN: 9780470172551



  • material and process selection;
  • materials screening and performance requirements;
  • Ductility and hardenability;
  • weighted-properties method;
  • corrosion resistance


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Initial Screening of Materials

  • Comparing Alternative Solutions

  • Selecting the Optimum Solution

  • Case Study in Material Selection

  • Materials Substitution

  • Case Study in Materials Substitution

  • Sources of Information and Computer-Assisted Selection

  • References