Key Engineering Materials
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Among the many topics covered by the papers are: bio-active and bio-inert ceramics, composites, coatings, bioactive cements, porous materials, dental materials, orthopaedic implants, antibacterial materials, protein absorption, cell-material interactions in vitro, tissue response and clinical applications. In particular, tissue engineering, drug delivery, nanotechnology and surface modification were covered by an appreciable number of papers; thus reflecting the rapid progress made in these cutting-edge research topics and the latest directions taken by developments in biomaterials and their clinical applications .
The main focus of this book is the rapidly expanding new field of experimental mechanics, as applied to nano and biotechnology, which is enthusiastically responding to the advances in these technologies and to the increasing need for precise measurements of novel materials and biological tissues. For instance, whereas optical techniques had previously been preferred, particularly in the field of bio-engineering, other mature methods are now being exploited in tandem with the growth in micro- and nano-manufacturing.
This book, which comprises contributions from researchers in 20 countries, was designed to be a forum within which to promote and exchange the latest experimental and theoretical research work on structural integrity, durability and failure analysis; with the emphasis being placed on fracture and damage mechanics.
The papers which make up this volume reflect the very diverse nature of nondestructive evaluation; covering as they do topics ranging from traditional NDE to newly developing NDE methods such as structural health monitoring; where nondestructive technologies are rapidly progressing by integrating emerging technologies from various fields.
Japan is currently the most active country of all of those carrying out research in the rapidly expanding field of Electroceramics; a field that has tremendous implications for a wide range of high-tech applications.
In modern society, the demand for means of suppressing the vibration of machine parts and tools is increasing; due to the need to solve noise problems and to improve the accuracy of mechanical systems. The most direct way of coping with such vibration problems is to use high damping materials to make the critical parts.
This book contains more than 200 papers; all dealing with recent research findings related to engineering ceramics and associated materials. Particular emphasis is placed on the consideration of novel technical challenges and innovative technologies in advanced engineering ceramics: including new classes of high-temperature structural ceramics, nanomaterials/nanocomposites, environmental- and energy-related ceramics and so on, which are expected to open up new frontiers for engineering ceramics in the 21st century.
This work presents its readers with the most recent advances in the fields of machining and advanced manufacturing technology. It will be of especial valuable to production and research engineers, research students and academics.
This collection focuses solely on the topic of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) and its application as a processing technique for the fabrication of both traditional and new materials. Papers describing the widest possible range of applications of EPD are included; thus reflecting the amazing versatility of the technique. The topics range from theoretical studies of the fundamental mechanisms of EPD, to novel technological developments of EPD for the low-cost fabrication of a variety of materials.