Key Engineering Materials

ISSN: 1662-9795

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Edited by: Takashi Goto, Yi-Bing Cheng and Takashi Akatsu
Online since: July 2011
Description: The cutting edge of engineering ceramic research is evolving rapidly, leading into new fields far beyond the conventional image of ceramics. Careful tailoring of micro- and nano-structures, in particular, is yielding superior mechanical and chemical properties, such as high hardness, high strength, good heat/corrosion resistance and good tribological properties.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This special collection comprises papers from researchers working in the fields of ceramics and composites and thus provides an opportunity for the cross-pollination of knowledge and experience in interdisciplinary fields of materials science and engineering. Intensive discussions were held on the topics of silicon carbide and composites, nitride ceramics, the mechanical properties of ceramics, the sintering of ceramics, ceramics coating and the processing of functional ceramics. This work constitutes an invaluable handbook guide to a rapidly evolving subject.


Edited by: Xiaohao Wang
Online since: June 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This book brings together over 153 peer-reviewed papers, grouped into 6 chapters: Micro-/Nano-Fabrication and Measurement Technologies, Micro-Sensors and Actuators, Microfluidic Devices and Systems, MEMS/NENS and Applications, Nano-Material Research / Nanotubes / Nanowire Devices, Micropower Technology, Theories in Micro-/Nano-Technologies. Most of the papers are authored by Chinese researchers, and the volume thus offers a good overview of the research on MEMS and nano-technology being conducted in China. The work will be of great interest to researchers, graduate students and engineers who are working in the fields of MEMS and nano-technology.


Edited by: Moussa Karama
Online since: June 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
With energy costs increasing, the gains to be made from weight-saving are most significant in the aerospace domain, but such gains are clearly also advantageous for road transport and this is even beginning to be recognised in shipbuilding. Consequently, improved reliability and resistance to degradation and durability in severe environments are always important requirements. Thus the development of composites, nano-composites and refractory alloys having specific properties has become a key factor in industrial and technological progress. Another challenge is the recyclability of advanced materials, as reflected by the emergence of projects involving thermoplastic-matrix composite fuselages. Moreover, the incorporation of biopolymers extracted from diverse raw materials can be an interesting alternative route to attaining the objective of 100% biodegradability. The purpose of these topics is to bring together researchers and specialists from universities and industry who are working on new composites and nano-composites, titanium alloys, etc., as well as structural characterisation using destructive or non-destructive testing, numerical analysis and composite processes.


Edited by: Yanwen Wu
Online since: June 2011
Description: The objective of this collection was to bring together researchers from academia and industry, as well as end-users, in order to share ideas, problems and solutions related to the multifaceted aspects of Materials Engineering for Advanced Technologies. The result is an up-to-date handbook guide to the subject.


Edited by: Chin-Yi Chen and Jing-Tang Chang
Online since: April 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This special collection integrates fundamental and applied research work which focused on various fields of engineering materials use. The contents are organized under various technical headings in order to address experimental, theoretical and manufacturing issues associated with the development of new metallic materials and processes, advanced electronic packaging, solar cells and nano-materials, and the evolving approaches used in commercial applications. The contents suggest a wealth of new ideas.


Edited by: Prof. Andreas Öchsner, Lucas F.M. da Silva and Holm Altenbach
Online since: April 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The goal of this special collection was to provide an unique opportunity to exchange information, to present the latest results as well as to review relevant issues concerning contemporary research in mechanical engineering. Young scientists in particular were encouraged to submit their latest research results, and this is reflected in the final result.


Edited by: Hui Wu, Xiao-Qian Qian, Chong-zhi Li and Fei Li
Online since: April 2011
Description: This volume presents the proceedings of the International Symposium on Ecological Environment and Technology of Concrete, held on August 1st to 4th, 2011 in Beijing, China.
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The main aim of this symposium was to highlight the relationship between concrete technology and the ecological environment; thus covering a wide range of topics such as the preparation of high-strength/high-performance concrete, durability, raw materials, workability, chemical admixtures, new applications, property characterization, environmental impact of concrete production and behavior of concrete structures. In all, 70 papers from China, Norway and the USA were presented at the conference. These proceedings offer a very up-to-date overview of the field.


Edited by: Garry Zhu
Online since: April 2011
Description: The aim of this collection of papers was to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Advanced Materials and Computer Science, and to gather together their current expertise in this field.
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The 450 peer-reviewed papers are grouped into the chapters: 1: Advanced Materials and Computer Science - 2: Materials Science and Mechatronics - 3: Automation, Mechatronics and Robotics. Overall, the contents provide a timely guide to the subject.


Edited by: J.R. Duflou, R. Clarke, M. Merklein, F. Micari, B. Shirvani and K. Kellens
Online since: March 2011
Description: This work contains the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Sheet Metal, held in Leuven, Belgium, from the 18th to the 20th April, 2011.
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The objective of the International Conferences on Sheet Metal is to provide a forum where researchers, academics and industrialists can discuss and promote both the early dissemination of research results, and technology-transfer in sheet-metal processing. The conference provides an opportunity for those working on experimental research, as well as those involved in analytical and numerical modeling, to present their work. The contents therefore provide an unequalled overview of the field.


Edited by: S.M. Sapuan, F. Mustapha, D.L. Majid, Z. Leman, A.H.M. Ariff, M.K.A. Ariffin, M.Y.M. Zuhri, M.R. Ishak and J. Sahari
Online since: February 2011
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This collection of more than 204 peer-reviewed papers on Composite Science and Technology covers: mechanics of composites, infrastructural composites, non-destructive evaluation and characterization of composites, fracture and fatigue of composites, numerical and mathematical modelling, ceramic matrices, composites, metal-matrix composites, composite manufacturing, polymer composites, smart materials and structures, nano-composites, bio-composites and structural health monitoring. This makes it a handy guide to the state-of-the-art of this field.


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