Materials and Structures
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The development of new materials with specific properties is discussed such as metal hydride systems. Other active areas of research include in this volume is the surface engineering to locally enhance properties: electro deposition, electrostatic spray assisted vapor deposition (ESAVD) and aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition. This includes creating metallic glass coatings with high strength and corrosion resistance, cermet coatings with good wear resistance, as well as functional thin films and Nano composite coatings. The work presented here is characterized by a synthesis of experimental research and numerical modeling of the mechanical behavior of materials at different length scales, and the application of models developed to analyze structural parts.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Materials scientists, mechanical engineers, and mathematicians explore theconception and design of advanced, multi-functional materials based onpolymers; and the applied modeling and numerical simulation of materials,structures, and industrial processes. Of particular concern is therelationship between process, structure, and property in differentmaterials.Among the topics are notch fatigue crack initiation and propagation lifeunder constant amplitude loading through a residual stress field, thereliability analysis of a vibro-acoustic problem, optimizingtextile-reinforced composites for pipe connections, analyzing the dynamicinstability of multi-walled carbon nanotubes conveying fluid, and simulatingair entrapment in resin transfer molding.