Key Engineering Materials
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.
The major topics covered by this collection include dielectrics, piezoelectric ceramics, ferroelectrics, lead free piezoelectric ceramics, Li-ion battery related materials, secondary batteries, solid oxide fuel cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, properties and processing of thin films, magnetic ceramics, semiconductor ceramics, sensors, and ceramic science and processing. The microstructure of materials varied between single crystals, bulk ceramics, thin films, and nanocrystals. All papers collected in this book were reviewed and cover the latest developments in science and technology of electroceramics.
The collection of 276 peer reviewed papers covers various high-tech fields including electronics, machinery, materials, manufacturing, testing, and disciplines of physical, chemical and biological.
The papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Micro and Nano Fabrication;
Chapter 2: Micro Sensors;
Chapter 3: Micro Actuators;
Chapter 4: Microfluidics and Nanofluidics;
Chapter 5: Bio MEMS and Applications;
Chapter 6: Nanomaterials;
Chapter 7: Optical MEMS (MOEMS);
Chapter 8: Power MEMS;
Chapter 9: Nano Devices and NEMS;
Chapter 10: Nanobiology, Nano-Bioinformatics, Nanomedicine;
Chapter 11: Packaging, Sealing and Assembling Technologies;
Chapter 12: MEMS/Nano Related Research.
The book aims to exchange and share a number of experts and scholars’s experiences and research results about all aspects of polymer processing and modification technology; modern mold technology; rapid prototyping technology, automobiles, home appliances, electronic and aviation materials processing; materials processing simulation technology; molding equipment and process data acquisition and monitoring and other areas of new concepts. The book further enhance the interrelationships between realms of processing equipment, molding technology, mold design, mold manufacture and materials modification, to raise the application level for polymer and composite material in technologies such as cash manufacturing.