In order to demonstrate the power of the material selection chart approach, a number of common property combinations have been plotted - these are listed below. If your browser is capable1, you should see interactive chart pages which:
Allow you to view the selection charts.
Enable you to interactively 'explode' particular classes of materials.
Give brief definitions of the properties on the chart.
Provide general information about each chart and some insights into the physical reasons underlying it.
Give examples of how each chart can be used in a design context.
Set short easy questions involving each chart, with hints and brief answers
Ask more involved questions about each chart that require greater 'lateral thinking' to solve - e.g. considering other charts as well, processing issues etc.
If your browser is not deemed capable of displaying the interactive version, you should automatically be given the non-interactive version. These charts contain most, but not all, of the features listed above.
If you wish to use hi-res images for projects, these can be downloaded from the WWW. Alternatively, they are on the TEP CD-ROM.