Key Engineering Materials

ISSN: 1662-9795

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Edited by: Thomas Pearce, Yongsheng Gao, Jun'ichi Tamaki and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Online since: February 2004
Description: This book presents valuable up-to-date information for active researchers and engineers, and would certainly form a solid basis for any future research, in the field of abrasive technology, aimed at creating new and practical machine tools, systems and processes, or identifying new characteristics.


Edited by: Mário A. Barbosa, Fernando J. Monteiro, Rui Correia, Betty Leon
Online since: December 2003
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Since their inception, the Bioceramics meetings have provided a treasure- house of invaluable information for both scientists and clinicians in the medical field.


Edited by: Keizo Uematsu and Harumi Yokokawa
Online since: November 2003
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This book considers many of the various aspects of ceramics interfaces from a gamut of viewpoints. The aim has been to bring together a wide range of specialists in this field, and this approach enables the reader to grasp quickly and fully the present level of understanding and to appreciate the problems which remain in the various research efforts pertinent to ceramic interfaces. Furthermore, it facilitates the mapping out of the direction of future research in these fields, which are much too complex to be covered by a single scientific discipline.


Edited by: F.-G. Buchholz, H.A. Richard, M.H. Aliabadi
Online since: October 2003
Description: This book presents the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics (FDM), of the 2-4 September 2003, at the Liborianum in Paderborn, Germany. 
The proceedings cover a wide range of topics in fracture and damage mechanics and bring together researchers and engineers from academia and industry from Europe, Asia and Central and North America.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The papers are divided into four broad categories: Experimental Techniques and Measurements, Computational Methods, Stress and Failure Analysis and Processes and Mechanisms. Some emphasis is placed on three-dimensional and mixed-mode problems; such as 3D fracture criteria for the prediction of fatigue crack growth in solids under arbitrary loading conditions.


Edited by: Xipeng Xu
Online since: September 2003
Description: Stone-dressing continues to expand steadily, in nearly all of those countries having an abundant supply of suitable raw material, due to the increasing demand for stone products. Because competition from emerging stone-processing countries has been putting traditional stone-supplying countries under economic pressure, various attempts are being made to improve the financial viability of stone- processing operations and thereby maintain natural stone's position as a cost-effective building material. Numerous papers related to the machining of natural stone have been published in diverse journals and conference proceedings, but an overall treatment of the subject for the general reader is difficult to find. The purpose of this book is to provide an opportunity for academic researchers and industrial experts to summarize the achievements made, and to predict new trends in this area; all in a single volume.


Edited by: Lianmeng Zhang, Jingkun Guo and Wei-Hsing Tuan
Online since: September 2003
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Composite materials have come to play essential roles in various areas of industry and technology during the past few decades due to their excellent performance. In order to exchange innovative ideas and technical information in this area, Chinese scientists on both sides of the Taiwan Strait have already met twice since 2000. The 3rd cross-strait conference on composite materials was held on May 7-12, 2003, in Wuhan, China; sponsored by the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).


Edited by: T. Kimura, T. Takenaka, S. Fujitsu and K. Shinozaki
Online since: August 2003
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Japan is the most active country in carrying out research on Electroceramics. This research field is also rapidly expanding, and has tremendous implications for a wide range of high-tech applications.


Edited by: Hiroshige Suzuki, Katsutoshi Komeya and Mototsugu Sakai
Online since: August 2003
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Ceramics promise to be one of the leading materials in the 21st century; with their enormous potential to play essential roles in the important and expanding fields of nano-science and technology, information technology, ecological science and engineering, energy-related engineering and life sciences.


Edited by: J.M. Dulieu-Barton, M.J. Brennan, K.M. Holford and K. Worden
Online since: July 2003
Description: This volume presents the proceedings of the fifth in the celebrated series of biennial international conferences on the Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2003).
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Studies of damage evolution, location and characterization are primordial aspects of the rapidly expanding field of SHM (structural health monitoring) and are major themes in this volume. In order to analyze efficiently the data-rich information provided by monitoring and by NDE (non-destructive evaluation) techniques, it is necessary to use advanced signal-processing procedures. Therefore, a significant fraction of the present book is dedicated to the optimization of signal processing and computation methods.


Edited by: Mamtimin Geni and Masanori Kikuchi
Online since: July 2003
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This book comprises the papers presented at the International Conference on Experimental and Computational Mechanics (ECM02), which was held in Dunhuang, China. The proceedings of this prestigious Sino-Japanese conference covered very wide-ranging topics.


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