Key Engineering Materials
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.
Composite materials have been at the center of research and development, in the materials community, for decades. The concept of combining metals, ceramics and polymers of various types, shapes and properties into a single composite material having properties that none of the constituents can themselves exhibit, has provided endless scope for human beings to invent. It has therefore stimulated numerous research and development efforts, and many applications. However, in spite of the advantages of composite materials, many underlying problems arising from the complexity of the systems have greatly hindered them from being the major players that they should be in our daily lives. Needless to say, the challenges presented to the composite materials community have been the driving force for organizing composite materials conferences, including the Cross-Strait ones.
The literature on fracture accumulated over the past few decades is abundant. It would be too overwhelmingly difficult to name every original contribution to the field by different individuals. Yet, a quick glance through even very limited part of the vast fracture literature in the past thirty or forty years or so, one is bound to come across one name - Yiu-Wing Mai, whose work covers fracture mechanics modeling on various toughening mechanisms, microstructure and property relations, processing and testing of polymers, ceramics, metals and their respective composites, and in recent years on nano- and bio- materials.