Key Engineering Materials
The existence of crack-like flaws cannot be precluded in any engineering structure. At the same time, the increasing demand for energy- and material-conservation dictates that structures be designed with smaller and smaller safety factors. Consequently, accurate quantitative estimates of the flaw-tolerance of structures are of direct concern to the prevention of fracture in load-bearing components of all kinds: ranging from space satellites and aircraft to bone prosthesis and home appliances.
This special collection covers the latest theoretical, computational and experimental research on fracture and damage mechanics, as well as on structural integrity and durability.
Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) technology is emerging, against the current background of drastic consumption-rates of irreplaceable natural resources, as the Cinderella solution to many energy-related problems, Almost since its first appearance, it has been regarded as being the most promising alternative to conventional silicon solar cell technology due to the tremendous advantages of low cost and high theoretical energy-conversion efficiency.
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The volume covers topics related to all aspects of the mechanics and phenomena of fracture, fatigue, fracture mechanics approach, strength of materials, failure analysis and general structural integrity. The aim of this collection was to bring together state-of-the-art developments related to fracture mechanics and in this it has succeeded admirably.
The objective of this special collection was to provide an excellent platform for updating and discussing the latest advances in precision engineering-related fields by researchers and engineers from research laboratories, academia and industry all over the world. The volume covers a wide gamut of topics in precision engineering-related fields, ranging over precision machining, advanced measurement techniques and green and sustainable manufacturing. This work will provide a stimulus and inspiration for future studies and advancement in precision engineering and manufacturing technologies.
This special collection brings together the latest developments in the science and technology of electroceramics. It focuses upon contributing to the exchange of Electroceramics know-how; both scientific and industrial.
The fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology are now growing very rapidly. The properties of nanostructures are different to those of the bulk material, due to the high surface area to volume ratio and possible appearance of quantum effects at the nanoscale. The study of size and shape effects upon material properties has therefore attracted enormous attention.