Advanced Materials Research
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This volume comprises a collection of reviews of the latest advances in, and applications of, state-of-the-art rolling equipment and technologies. The articles are peer-reviewed, and cover a broad range of topics: advanced rolling processes, equipment and technologies for strip, plate, pipe, bar, profile and wire; special rolling equipment and technologies; advanced shearing and levelling equipment and technologies for strip, plate, pipe, bar, profile and wire; advanced testing instruments for rolling, shearing, levelling processes and rolled metal quality; advanced automatic control technologies for rolling, shearing and levelling processes; mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of rolling, shearing and levelling processes; assembly and maintenance of rolling equipment.
The aim of this special volume is to facilitate the exchange of information on the best practice for handling multifunctional materials, active materials, enabling technologies and integrated system design, and intelligent systems and applications, etc.
The present volume comprises a collection of peer-reviewed papers covering manufacture and production, engineering materials, CAD/CAM/CAE, robotics, automation and control, environment-friendly design and manufacture, web/internet technologies, artificial intelligence and smart computing in design and manufacture, enterprise, management, and other related topics.
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The editors of this special volume made every effort to invite all of those corrosion specialists working in the field of lightweight alloys and, specifically, their modeling. Their expertise provided a basis upon which to discuss corrosion problems and solutions for Military and Aerospace Systems and Facilities; thus laying a solid foundation for the tackling of yet-unsolved issues. The use of lightweight metals and composites to replace heavy structural materials for military hardware and weapons systems (ships, aircraft, ground vehicles, etc.) is a new strategic consideration for defence forces; falling under Naval S&T Strategic Plans. The objectives of the workshop were to seek state-of-the-art ideas, from outside of the continental United States, in the field of low-density metallic materials and composites for structural applications, as well as modeling and simulation software tools which are capable of generating and identifying damage evolution data for health monitoring, corrosion control, life prediction and assessment of civil and military hardware systems. The result is an invaluable guide to this increasingly important topic.
This work presents the results of the initial stage of research of some sub-projects of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 675, “Creation of High-Strength Structures and Joints by Setting up Local Material Properties”, set up in 2006 by the German Research Foundation (DFG). This Collaborative Research Centre is the result of cooperation between the research institutes of Clausthal University of Technology and Leibniz Universität, Hanover. The purpose of SFB 675 is to develop materials and manufacturing processes for high-strength structures, having graduated and locally engineered properties, by exploiting material, physical and/or geometrical effects. The incorporation of locally altered material properties, tailored to handle the strains expected to be encountered during use, lead to increases in the efficiency of the whole structure. This book offers an interesting overview of this intriguing topic.
Increasing urbanization constitutes a mounting threat to cultural heritage sites around the world; especially in developing countries. Natural and man-made environmental hazards are causing more damage to historic constructions than ever before. The conservation of historical constructions is facing new challenges introduced by waves of immigration and industrialization. The present papers on this subject are organized into two volumes, and the topics of interest span the entire spectrum of structural analyses of historic constructions: including Materials and Structural Configuration, Structural Inspection and Monitoring, Structural Analysis and Assessment, Seismic Analysis and Evaluation, Strengthening Technologies, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting and Sustainable Utilization of Historic Constructions in China. It is the hope of the editors that this special collection will stimulate scientists and technologists to develop further theories and technologies and help them in their endeavors in conserving historic constructions, now and tomorrow.
The search for new catalytic materials has grown into a very important multidisciplinary research field; including novel strategies for catalytic materials synthesis, control and manipulation of solid-state chemistry and surfaces, innovative characterization techniques and rapidly expanding catalysis applications, and has thus attracted the attention of large numbers of scientists and engineers all over the world. This special volume on Advanced Materials Research comprises new contributions covering aspects of catalyst preparation and characterization, as well as various applications of catalysis.