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A forum of researchers, educators and engineers involved in various aspects of Machine Design provided the inspiration for this collection of peer-reviewed papers. The resultant dissemination of the latest research results, and the exchange of views concerning the future research directions to be taken in this field will make the work of immense value to all those having an interest in the topics covered. The book reflects the cooperative efforts made in seeking out the best strategies for effecting improvements in the quality and the reliability of machines and machine parts and for extending their fields of application.
This collection of peer-reviewed papers covers a wide range of topics: Fracture Mechanics, Failure analysis, corrosion, Creep, Non-linear problems, Dynamic Fracture, Residual Stress, Environmental effects, Crack Propagation, Repair Techniques, Composites, Ceramics, Polymers, Metallic and concrete materials, Probabilistic Aspects, Risk Analysis, Damage Tolerance, Fracture Control, Computer Modelling Methods (Finite Elements, Boundary Elements and Meshless), Microstructural and Multiscale Aspects. The work thus offers a timely survey of these subjects.
The papers were selected for this volume on the basis of their quality and relevance to the topic of abrasive technology. The volume presents the reader with recent advances in the field of abrasive technology; including the mechanics and control of abrasive processes, modeling, simulation and optimization of abrasive processes, green and clean production in abrasive processes, measurement and surface-quality assessment, cooling and coolants, polishing, wheel-truing and dressing, novel abrasive techniques and novel machining techniques. It will therefore be of great value to production and research engineers, research students and academics working in the field.
This special issue on Advanced Design and Manufacture is a prestigious collection of peer-reviewed original contributions reflecting the state-of-the-art emerging technologies, recent successes and major research challenges to be found in this subject area. The main topics covered include: Engineering/Product/Industrial Design, Manufacture and Production, Sustainable Technology, Eco-Design, Eco-Production, Renewable Energy, Materials Science and Engineering Materials, CAD/CAM/CAE, Computer Simulation, Web/Internet Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Mechanical Transmission, Automation and Control, Engineer Management and Industrial Engineering. A comprehensive guide to the subject matter.
The major topics covered by this special 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, the properties and processing of thin films, magnetic ceramics, semiconducting ceramics, sensors and ceramic science and processing. The microstructures of the materials considered also ranged from single crystals to bulk ceramics, to thin films and finally to nanocrystals; thus providing a complete overview of the subject.
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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.
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.
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.
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.