Materials Science Forum
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This second Special Topic edition follows the success of the first one: edited and published by TTP in 2008. It is intended to communicate the latest progress and research advances made in the theory, research and development of MSMMs. It comprises a collection of fifteen invited peer-reviewed papers; each detailing a particular aspect of fundamental and/or practical investigations of MSMMs and related phenomena. The comprehensive overview provided by these contributions strikingly reflects the diverse facets of this materials science field. The papers show how research is continuing to evolve and to address new challenges, and are a source of the most up-to-date information on ongoing studies of MSMMs.
Bulk nanostructured (NS) materials have emerged as a new class of materials having unusual structures and properties. As a result, they have attracted considerable attention in recent years. Bulk NS materials are single or multi-phase polycrystals with a nanoscale grain size and can usually be classified into nanocrystalline (<100nm) and ultrafine grain (<1000nm) materials. This book contains important papers on the mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms of bulk NS materials. The advanced properties include strength, ductility, strain-hardening, fatigue, dynamic, creep and toughness, etc. These properties are important for the ultimate structural applications of bulk NS materials. The mechanical properties of these materials are determined by their specific deformation mechanisms (such as boundary-dominated deformation) due to the very small grain size in comparison with coarse-grained counterparts. The 20 invited papers is divided between two chapters: I. Advanced Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials - II. Deformation Mechanisms of Bulk Nanostructured Materials. This work should be read by all of those wishing to improve mechanical properties without having to consider entirely new alloys.
The present volume comprises the most significant contributions made to the 8th European Conference on Residual Stresses (ECRS8), held in Riva del Garda (Trento, Italy) on June 26-28, 2010. The main topics covered were: experimental methods (including neutron and synchrotron radiation residual stress analysis), strain mapping, in situ analysis, micro-strain studies, texture-stress relationships, residual stress modelling and computation, generation of residual stresses by manufacturing and processing of materials, residual stresses in thin films, coatings and in multiphase materials, residual stresses and phase transformations, grain interaction mechanisms and elasto-plastic behaviour of materials, multiscale modelling and scale-bridging aspects. This work provides an up-to-the-minute guide to this important subject.
This volume contains the proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ECSCRM 2010), held in Oslo (Sundvolden Conference Centre), Norway, on August 29th – September 2nd. The editions of ECSCRM have developed over the years and, today, ECSCRM is the leading European conference in the field of ‘SiC and related materials and their applications’. This volume is divided into five chapters ranging from ‘SiC growth’ to ‘Biosystems’ and thus represents a comprehensive coverage of the field.
Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) have been the subject of scientific investigation and applied research for some three decades, but only in the past few years have these materials become realistic candidates for engineering components such as electronic heat sinks, automotive drive shafts, ground-vehicle brake rotors, fighter-aircraft fins and jet-engine components. This special issue comprises 12 selected peer-reviewed papers covering various aspects of MMCs and highlights the most recent findings in this field. The papers focus mainly on light metal matrix composites, based upon Al, Mg and Ti alloys reinforced with particles, nano-dispersoids and long fibres. The results arise from both experimental investigations and computer simulations and the contributions deal with various key issues: production processes, microstructural characteristics, mechanical behaviour, welding using advanced techniques, workability and tribology. An invaluable and up-to-date guide to the field.
This two-volume set comprises more than 306 peer-reviewed papers, grouped together under the headings of: invited papers, new energy materials, ceramics, metallic glasses, nanomaterials, biomaterials, polymer and composite materials, performance evaluation and applications of materials, mechanical behaviour of materials, materials processing and technology, modeling and simulation, catalyst materials, functional materials, smart materials and intelligent structures, coatings and thin films. This book will provide a valuable reference source for researchers in the field of advanced materials science and technology.
The objective of this special volume is to disseminate information on current trends in the fields of explosion, shock wave and high-energy reaction phenomena and to establish a world-wide network so as to overcome the limitation, on related research fields, arising from the low number of active researchers.