Key Engineering Materials

ISSN: 1662-9795

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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