Key Engineering Materials

ISSN: 1662-9795

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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