Applied Mechanics and Materials
Nowadays, one of the most rapidly growing sectors of industry is that of the infrastructure and vehicles of transportation systems. This discipline needs new, innovative and economically proven initiatives.
The papers contained in this useful volume fully reflect the diverse nature of the field of experimental mechanics. They have been compiled from contributions coming from all over the world and are grouped into the chapter-topics: Structural Integrity, Inverse Problems, Mechanical Modelling, Welded Structures, NDE, Micromechanical Testing, Impact of Composites, Impact and High Strain-Rate, and Dynamic Loading.
An essential requirement for achieving the correct functionality and operation of engineering systems and structures is to understand the fundamental issues which underpin stress distributions and dynamic behaviour. Design software is increasingly being developed in order to integrate a number of analysis tools. The key to the success of this development is the generation of modelling and analysis techniques, together with experimental validation over likely parameter ranges.
The papers in this useful volume reflect the diverse nature of Experimental Mechanics. They cover topics ranging from small-scale experimentation to the assessment of full-scale structures. Novel sensing and sensor technologies are fully covered, as well as full-field techniques for stress/strain analysis. A section on applications and case studies features an entire session dedicated to vehicle component studies. The stresses which develop during manufacture and forming are covered in a session dedicated to manufacturing processes.
Advances in Experimental Mechanics continues a series of conferences organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM), which aims to bring together and promote academic and industrial research in stress, strain and vibration measurement.