Key Engineering 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.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Bioceramics 18 is a report of the latest progress made in the study of bioceramics and their applications in medicine; especially the repair of bone defects. The ever-increasing impact of bioceramics is reflected within the pages of this book.
Fracture, Fatigue and Strength are some of the most important properties of engineering materials.
This work is the result of a careful selection made from more than 300 extensively peer-reviewed papers treating recent advances in the field of abrasive technology.
This book volume is a collection consists of selected papers from the International Symposium on Ecological Environment and Technology of Concrete (EETC-2005), which was held on the 6th to 8th June 6 - 8, 2005, at Urumchi, XinJiang, China.
Japan is currently the most active country involved in carrying out research in. the rapidly expanding field of Electroceramics ; a field that has tremendous implications for a wide range of high-tech applications.
This volume comprises selected papers from the Asian Pacific Conference for Fracture and Strength (APCFS’04), held on Jeju Island, Korea during the 6th to 8th October, 2004. During this conference, participants from the Asian-Pacific region gathered in order to exchange the latest experimental, theoretical and computational research on the fracture, strength, integrity and reliability of materials and structures.
The study of damage evolution, location and characterisation is an important aspect of the growing area of SHM and is a major theme of the conference. The link between SHM and machine condition-monitoring is emphasised by the substantial contribution, to the proceedings, which concerns the application of damage assessment techniques to rotating machines. In order to analyse efficiently the data–rich information, provided by monitoring and NDE techniques, it is necessary to use advanced signal processing procedures. A significant proportion of the conference is therefore dedicated to signal processing and computational methods.