Key Engineering Materials

ISSN: 1662-9795

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Edited by: J.K. Kim and T.X. Yu
Online since: September 1997
Description: In many engineering applications of composite and laminate materials, damage and failure can be caused by impact of various types. Low-velocity impact is potentially dangerous because it can produce extensive sub-surface delamination that may not be visible on the surface. High-velocity impact produced by projectiles, shock waves and fragments from exploding ammunition is a highly dynamic event, leading to the penetration or perforation of composites.
All impact damage is detrimental to the mechanical and structural performance of composites. Accurate evaluation of the damaged state, and a fundamental understanding of the effect of damage upon the resultant properties are therefore essential for the proper design and application of composite materials. The strain-rate dependence of material behavior, fracture propagation and energy-absorbing capacity are also of paramount importance from both the materials science and structural mechanics perspectives.

141-143

Edited by: I.M. Low
Online since: September 1997
Description: Recent advances in ceramic science and technology have given rise to a new generation of high-performance ceramic cutting-tools which have an improved strength, hardness, toughness, wear resistance, thermal shock resistance and creep strength. These advances have resulted in better workpiece quality, improved tool-life or reliability, lower production costs, improved productivity, and have facilitated the machining of new or special alloys.

138-140

Edited by: L. Ye and Y.-W. Mai
Online since: April 1997
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
In recent years significant progress has been made in many areas of polymer blend and polymer matrix composite science and technology. This volume comprises a selection of refereed papers which cover the state-of-the-art, and predict future trends in polymer blend and composite research; including established, as well as innovative, applications and new directions for these novel materials.

137

Edited by: P. Abelard, J. Baxter, D. Bortzmeyer et al.
Online since: April 1997
Description: Comprising more than 580 papers, the aim of this 3-volume set is to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the relevant trends in the research and development of all aspects of ceramics. It will constitute an excellent reference source for every researcher working in the field.

132-136

Edited by: M. Fuentes, J.M. Martínez-Esnaola, A.M. Daniel
Online since: November 1996
Description: "Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites" provide an update on this field, and identifies new problem areas. Newcomers will find that it provides a sound basis for learning how inorganic matrix composite materials are made and how they behave.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
A total of 148 articles cover practically every area of current interest within the ambit of CMCs and MMCs.

127-131

Edited by: J. Nowotny and C.C. Sorrell
Online since: October 1996
Description: The increasing interest in the use of electrical techniques for the characterisation of material properties indicates the need for a book in which the most important issues in this area are addressed. Consequently, the aim of this volume is to provide a comprehensive description of the electrical techniques used in studies of the semiconducting properties of materials based upon ionic solids, principally metal oxides. A second aim is to present an updated review of the most important data on the defect-related properties of ionic solids, such as the transport of charge or matter, and their electrochemistry in an accessible form.

125-126

Edited by: Hamid Mostaghaci
Online since: September 1996
Description: In spite of the very great progress made in ceramic science, and the elegance and excitement of the research which has been performed, the real driving force for developments in ceramics remains their potential applications. The opportunity for dramatic scientific advances was certainly one reason for the "ceramic fever" of a decade ago, but there is also no doubt that the prediction of an annual market for fine ceramics, amounting to 6 billion Yen played a role.

122-124

Edited by: E. Armanios
Online since: May 1996
Description: The potential of composites cannot be fully realized unless their fracture modes and failure mechanisms are fully understood, and appropriate design tools for failure prediction are developed and verified.

120-121

Edited by: P.E. McHugh
Online since: March 1996
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Significant advances in materials technology have been made in recent years, by both university and industrial research laboratories. It is of great importance that there should be free transfer of information and technology between the research laboratory, industry, and marketplace. Such transfer and dissemination is promoted by Frontiers for Engineering Materials.

118-119

Edited by: T.W. Clyne
Online since: December 1995
Description: There is extensive interest in the development of new and improved composite materials. This is particularly true of composite systems based upon metallic and ceramic constituents. As the characteristics of the interface are of central importance, there is a great incentive for an improved understanding of the nature of interfaces between constituents in such composite systems and of the factors that affect their mechanical characteristics.

116-117

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