Key Engineering Materials
The special topic volume is not only to communicate the latest research and progress of the new technology, theory, method, equipment in the field of materials processing and manufacturing automation technology, but also to master cutting-edge technology and research trends on a global scale, which can promote international cooperation and communication of production and research in this field. The main themes covered by the special issue include Industrial Robot Technology, Process Monitoring and Quality Control of Manufacturing Systems, Agile Manufacturing, Intelligent Manufacturing, Green Manufacturing, Virtual Manufacturing, Networked Manufacturing, Computer Integrated Manufacturing System Product Lifecycle Management and Contemporary Integrated Manufacturing System, Computerized Numerical Control System and Flexible Manufacturing System, CAD/CAE/CAPP/CAM and Application of Product Data Management, Precision Machining Technology, Logistics Engineering and Equipment and Other Related Topics.
The book covers a wide range of topics: Fracture Mechanics, Failure analysis, Composites, Multiscale Modelling, Micromechanics, Structural Health Monitoring, Damage Tolerance, Corrosion, Creep, Non-linear problems, Dynamic Fracture, Residual Stress, Environmental effects, Crack Propagation, Metallic and Concrete Materials, Probabilistic Aspects, Computer Modeling Methods (Finite Elements, Boundary Elements and Meshless), Microstructural and Multiscale Aspects.
The 110 papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Nano Materials;
Chapter 2: Polymers;
Chapter 3: Composites;
Chapter 4: Biomaterials and Tissues;
Chapter 5: Green Materials;
Chapter 6: Optical and Electronic Materials;
Chapter 7: Superconductive and Magnetic Materials;
Chapter 8: Structural and Constructional Materials;
Chapter 9: Other Topics
The amount of deteriorating bridges is increasing gradually, and the costs of maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of these bridges often far exceed available budgets. To alleviate this issue, the bridge engineering profession continues to take positive steps towards developing more comprehensive bridge monitoring and management systems. This collection of invited papers encompasses some aspects of bridge health monitoring, maintenance and safety. Specifically, it deals with: bridge health monitoring; bridge repair and rehabilitation issues; bridge related safety and other implications.
The volume of 21 peer reviewed papers addresses the fundamental and applied research focused on various fields of engineering materials including metal alloys, fuel cell, corrosion, computer simulation, glass and ceramics. Some papers cover experimental, theoretical, and manufacturing issues associated with development of new materials and process.
The book is a prestigious collection of refereed papers in advanced design, manufacture and related subject areas.
The 161 papers are grouped as follows:
I. Sustainable Development and Technologies;
II. Product/Industrial Design and Design Methodologies;
III. Engineering Design;
IV. Production, Manufacture and Engineering Materials;
VI. Gearing, Mechanical Transmission and Mechanisms;
VII. Machine Condition Monitoring;
VIII. Finite/Boundary Element Methods;
IX. Optimisation, Simulation and Computing Technologies;
X. Manufacturing Informatics;
XI. Robots and Control;
XII. Engineering Management and Enterprise
This special topic volume is a result from the contributions of twenty five experts from the international scientific community in their respective field of research. The volume focuses the use of clay based layered materials for different functional applications ranging from catalysis, biomaterials to self-healing coatings. It gives a comprehensive picture of the possible applications and future developments of clay materials. It provide in depth discussion by the researchers with respect to chemical intercalation, drug delivery, environmental, and engineering applications. All together the volume contains nine state of the art articles and reviews.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The Special collection consists of a compilation 159 papers on all research topics relevant to damage assessment of engineering structures and systems including numerical simulations, signal processing of sensor measurements, theoretical and experimental studies. Broad areas of damage assessment covered in the publication include applications to composite materials, civil infrastructure, mechanical devices and machineries, renewable energy, sensors, signal processing, structural health and condition monitoring.
The present volume comprises a collection of peer-reviewed papers covering engineering materials, manufacture and production, 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. This work will be invaluable to production and research engineers, and also to research students and academics interested in the field.
The present volume comprises a collection of peer-reviewed papers covering CIMS and Manufacturing System, Advanced Anti-fatigue Design Technologies, Finite Element Analysis and structure optimization based on Anti-fatigue, Design and Manufacturing of Composite Components, Intelligent Mechatronics and Robotics, Compound machine tools, rapid prototyping, printing (ex. embossing), PDM, ERP, CRM, FMS, PLM, logistics and Supply Chain, RPM, Other Related Topics. This work will be invaluable to production and research engineers, and also to research students and academics interested in the field.