Key Engineering Materials

ISSN: 1662-9795

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Edited by: K. Niihara, K. Nakano, T. Sekino, E. Yasuda
Online since: July 1998
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
High performance materials are needed in many thermomechanical applications, such as advanced jet engines or gas turbines, thermal protection of space planes, thermal engineering and nuclear fusion. Ceramic-matrix composites, reinforced with long fibers, are expected to be the most promising candidates for such applications. However, several key problems will have to be solved in the near future. These problems include, above all, the development of a superior thermomechanical performance and oxidation resistance for ceramic fibers and composites, highly efficient protection against corrosion, better fiber/matrix interface design and performance, and cost effective processing.


Edited by: K. Niihara, T. Sekino, E. Yasuda, T. Sasa
Online since: July 1998
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
A total of 147 peer-reviewed papers were presented during EnCera' 98. The topics covered included: "Modeling of Microstructural Evolution", "Novel Processing", "Advanced Oxide Ceramics", "Advanced Non-oxide Ceramics", "Particulate, Platelet and Whisker Reinforced Composites", "Nanostructured Ceramics and Nanocomposites", "Synergy Ceramics", "Fracture, Deformation and Mechanical Reliability", "Advanced Refractories", and "Joining, FGM and Applications" .


Edited by: Hiroshige Suzuki, Katsutoshi Komeya and Keizo Uematsu
Online since: May 1998
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Ceramics have long been recognized as one of the key materials for the 21st century because of their various unique properties which cannot be duplicated by any other existing material.


Edited by: N. Mizutani, K. Shinozaki, N. Kamehara and T. Kimura
Online since: May 1998
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Electroceramics have long furthered the development of electronics, and underpin modern-day high-technology. The development of electroceramics in Japan has been especially marked: many new electroceramics such as ferrites, varistors and sensors, as well as superior manufacturing technologies have been the result.


Edited by: C. Boulesteix
Online since: February 1998
Description: Some new aspects of the physics and chemistry of oxides are considered in this book. Typical examples are the non-stoichiometry of oxides and the structure and physical properties of High-Tc Superconductors. In both cases, some very new aspects of these domains are treated, and phase transitions are accorded their full importance in understanding so many of the physical properties of oxides.


Edited by: Erich Kisi
Online since: February 1998
Description: Zirconia-based systems have been extensively studied for some 25 years, and a wealth of exciting results has been amassed. This book tracks the progress made in the field; from very early phase stability work, to modern approaches which involve quite sophisticated models for the transformation toughening that is associated with the tetragonal to monoclinic phase transformation.


Edited by: R. Asthana
Online since: April 1998
Description: Much of the success of composites can be attributed to the development of innovative processes. Many useful composites are envisaged by materials scientists but the problem of how to make them is often the greater hurdle.
This process-oriented book focuses on the basic principles of composite fabrication. Upon studying these processes, one is immediately struck by the diversity of ideas and techniques. In some cases, these have been borrowed from other technologies and were designed for use with quite different materials. In other cases some very clever new means have been developed which take account of the characteristics of metals and ceramics and the higher temperatures which are typically involved in their processing.


Edited by: Helmut Schmidt
Online since: February 1998
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Sol-gel technology is an important route for the fabrication of inorganic and inorganic-organic composite materials. As is typical of chemical synthesis routes, a wide range of parameters can be used to tailor the product.


Edited by: P. Tong, T.Y. Zhang and J.K. Kim
Online since: October 1997
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This 2-vol. set covers a broad range of areas related to the fracture of materials, including fracture mechanics, dynamic fracture, fatigue, creep, environmental effects, damage mechanics, analytical and computational mechanics, reliability and failure analysis, and materials behavior.


Edited by: Pierluigi Priolo
Online since: September 1997
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Several things have changed in the world of composites in recent years. While many industries have reverted to metals for motor car bodies, composites have found new openings in areas such as civil engineering, particularly because they offer a simple and rapid means of restoring damaged structures. Nevertheless, the main obstacle to their widespread use in a variety of promising fields, such as machine construction, continues to be the difficulty of treating concepts such as heterogeneity and anisotropy.


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