Key Engineering Materials
This special issue of the Key Engineering Materials contains the papers presented in the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering Plasticity and Its Applications (AEPA2012), held in Singapore, 5-7 December 2012. This conference continues the primary objective of bringing together an international group of scientists, researchers and engineers from academic to industrial institutions, to exchange original ideas, discuss new developments and disseminate the latest research findings in the field of engineering plasticity. Previous symposia have been successfully held in Hong Kong (1992), Beijing (1994), Hiroshima (1996), Seoul (1998), Hong Kong (2000), Sydney (2002), Shanghai (2004), Nagoya (2006), Daejeon (2008) and Wuhan (2010).
The aim of this volume is to accelerate the exchange of information on the best practices for CAD, CAM, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, etc. Engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government here address the most innovative research and development work, including technical challenges and social and economic issues, and discuss their ideas, results, work-in-progress and experience concerning all aspects of Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, Modeling and Simulation.
This work summarizes the valuable investigations of the authors in the fields of geological and geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, reliability, durability and rehabilitation of structures, monitoring and control of structures, tunnel, subway and underground facilities, road and railway engineering, bridge engineering, seismic engineering, hydraulic engineering, water supply and drainage engineering, heating, gas supply, ventilation and air conditioning works, natural and technogenic disaster prevention and mitigation, survey engineering, cartography and geographic information systems, multi-field coupling theory and its applications, applied and computational mechanics, noise and vibration control, computer applications in industry and civil engineering, and engineering management.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
It comprises 170 peer-reviewed papers selected (for particular quality and relevance) from the over 300 originally submitted by universities and industrial concerns all over the world. The contents cover the topics of materials science and technology, building materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, and micro/nano electro-mechanical systems. This book will thus provide readers with a broad overview of the latest advances in the field of materials science and nanotechnology and constitute a valuable reference work for researchers in the fields of materials science and nanotechnology.
The proceedings of the 24th annual meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (Bioceramics 24), held in Japan, comprise 133 peer-reviewed papers arranged into 13 chapters: I. Advanced Calcium Phosphate Ceramics; II. Porous Materials; III. Cements; IV. Coatings; V. in vivo Studies and Clinical Application; VI. Cell Studies and Cell-Material Interactions; VII. Composites; VIII. Drug Delivery Carriers; IX. Dental Materials; X. Metals; XI. Zirconia and Alumina Ceramics; XII. Nano-Materials; XIII. Sol-Gel Synthesis and Other Materials. They will be of great help in exploiting the merits of ceramics and in overcoming their weakness in applications involving polymers and metals.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
A series of papers was devoted to the processes of metal-forming. Special attention was paid to the question of micro- and nano-structure adjustment during processes such as extrusion and microtube press-bending. Other papers covered models for damage accumulation and healing, as well as fracture prediction during metal forming.
The Baltic International Conferences on Materials Engineering and Tribology were initiated 19 years ago and focus on materials issues and tribological studies. During this period, BALTMATTRIB has become an open forum where researchers and engineers can exchange ideas, share thoughts and encourage development and cooperation in both basic and applied research in the fields of materials science, powder metallurgy, surface engineering and tribology.
This volume covers a wide range of topics: Fracture Mechanics, Failure Analysis, Composites, Multiscale Modeling, 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 Element, Boundary Element and Meshless), Microstructural and Multiscale Aspects.
These 189 conference papers cover a wide variety of topical areas, including: high-precision machining, non-conventional machining, CAD/CAM technology, machine tools and control, MEMS/NEMS, precision/medical devices, mechatronics, mechanical design and tribology, metrology, green manufacturing, advanced molding and forming and other related technologies. This work will certainly stimulate further research and development in the field of precision engineering.