Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 26, Issue 12, pp 3057–3064 | Cite as

Materials, Bicycles, and Design

  • M. F. Ashby
The 1994 Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lecture


If the selection of materials is to be integrated into engineering design, a procedure is needed to identify, from among the enormous range of materials, the subset which most closely meets the design requirements. The elements of such a procedure are here described and illustrated by using it to select materials for bicycle frames.


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