Key Engineering Materials
The collection coveres all aspects of fracture and strength of materials and structure, particularly of advanced materials ranging from nanoscale to macroscale and modern structural systems ranging from large scale plants to micro- devices.
Materials science is a key field in science and technology, and is indispensable for providing the groundwork for the next technological generation. Ceramics, in particular, advanced rapidly during the 20th century. Although current society now faces numerous difficulties with regard to recycling, energy conservation, environmental pollution and safety/reliability issues, ceramics are sure to play an important role in overcoming them.
Composites have long held the center-stage of research and development in the materials community. The concept of combining metals, ceramics and polymers – having various types, shapes and properties - into a single material exhibiting properties that none of its individual components possess, has created endless scope for the imagination of scientists and engineers. It has ignited numerous fields of research and development, and revolutionized many applications. However, in spite of the many advantages of composite materials, there remain troubling underlying problems arising from the complexity of the systems, and these have hindered their full exploitation in everyday life. Such challenges to the composite materials community have been the driving force for holding composite materials conferences such as the celebrated Cross-Strait ones.
Japan is currently the country which is the most active among those carrying out research in the rapidly expanding sphere of Electroceramics; a field that holds tremendous promise for a wide range of high-tech applications.
This book presents contributions from researchers in 21 countries, and is based upon a forum meeting which promoted the exchange of the latest experimental and theoretical research results on structural integrity, durability and failure analysis; with the emphasis being placed on fracture and damage mechanics.
This collection covers the many activities, relevant to the damage assessment of engineering structures and systems, including the signal processing of sensor measurements and analytical techniques, as well as experimental case studies.
The objective of this collection was to gather together the latest information on the mechanical behavior of materials. The volumes cover the progress made in all aspects of the mechanical behavior of materials, seen from both the macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints.
Collections of peer-reviewed papers always make excellent sources of knowledge and new ideas for researchers coming from both universities and industry. The present collection in particular provides interdisciplinary and international resources, thus encouraging the close cooperation of material scientists, manufacturing and computer engineers and promoting the diffusion of research results, and technology transfer, in all areas of Sheet Metal Processing and Characterization.
This “Advanced Biomaterials” collection comprises more than 237 peer-reviewed papers. The latter are grouped into handy sections: Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery System, Metal, Ceramics, Polymer, Cell-Matrix Interactions, Surface Modifications, Micro-/Nano- and Others.
This edited collection of 240 peer-reviewed articles covers a broad range of topics dealing with plasticity in various materials, such as metals, composites, polymers, foams, soils, and rocks at the nano-, micro- and macro-scales. These informative papers will bring the reader fully up-to-date with the latest research efforts advancing on a broad range of fronts in engineering plasticity