Materials EvaluationCRC Press has releasedIntroduction to the Principles of Materials Evaluationby David C. Jiles. This 272-page book presents a systematic and thorough examination of all types of destructive and nondestructive testing methods, focusing on the advantages and practical utility of each. The author discusses relevant physical properties and how to determine them using mechanical, acoustic, thermal, optic, electrical, magnetic and radiative energy. Numerous illustrations, examples and exercises help demonstrate the concepts and reinforce understanding. The piece also explores related issues such as choosing between destructive and nondestructive methods, the probability of defect detection, reliability and decision making, and lifetime extension. This book is ideal for students or professionals who need to gain a firm understanding of materials testing.