Advanced Materials Research
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.
This special volume comprises 287 expertly refereed papers. The main theme covered is Materials and Manufacturing Technology; the main goal being to provide an international scientific forum for the exchange of new ideas in a number of fields, and to facilitate in-depth interaction via discussions with peers from around the world. Core areas of Materials and Manufacturing Technology, and multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and practical aspects are covered, making this essential reading for anyone interested in these topics.
Abrasive machining is one of the oldest technologies, and continues to have a far-reaching impact on a broad spectrum of industries. In particular, there is an ever-increasing demand by modern manufacturing for advanced abrasive techniques and other precision machining technologies. As well as abrasive-related technologies, electrical discharge machining (EDM), glass molding, machine tool systems, green manufacturing, laser-beam machining, tribology, advanced cutting methods, etc. are addressed here. The more than 167 presentations contributed by workers from all over the world will make this volume essential reading.
It has become a essential but formidable task for all industries to concentrate on developing Nature-friendly products and services. The present work aims to bring together the current knowledge concerning Nature-friendly multi-functional materials and structures. The contributions concentrate on natural fiber composites, smart materials and structures, and advanced composites and their applications, and so on. Readers will find within the most up-to-date advances in the field of multi-functional materials and structures.
This three-volume set is a collection of 190 peer-reviewed papers on the topic of Advances in Product Development and Reliability. It addresses the scientific and technological issues underlying improvements in performance, reliability and lifetime. Its remit embraces the design and manufacturing aspects of product development and reliability, as well as operational life prediction and extension.
This collection of over 500 peer-reviewed papers presents new research results on environment-friendly materials and environmental management. It aims to bring together researchers, developers and users from around the world, working in both industry and academia, in order to share state-of-the-art results, to explore new areas of research and development and to discuss the emerging issues facing environment-friendly materials and environmental management. The work presents important new perspectives on this ever more essential field.
The increased use of advanced materials in high-efficiency structures – electronic devices, medical equipment, aircraft and vehicles – requires an improved reliability, increased resistance to breakdown, and better failure and life-span forecasting for a wide variety of loading conditions. The development of materials having advanced structural properties is becoming a key factor in industrial and technological progress.