Materials Science Forum

ISSN: 1662-9752

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Edited by: Akira Kawasaki, Akinaga Kumakawa and Masayuki Niino
Online since: October 2009
Description: Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) are multifunctional materials which exhibit spatial variations in composition and microstructure; created for the specific purpose of achieving variations in thermal, structural or functional properties. They are presently at the forefront of materials research and are receiving worldwide attention. They enjoy a broad range of application; including, for example, biomechanical, automotive, aerospace, mechanical, civil, nuclear and naval engineering. New applications are continually being discovered and developed.


Edited by: J. A. Taylor, J. F. Grandfield, A. Prasad
Online since: October 2009
Description: The Aluminium Cast-house Technology Conference in Australia is truly an international event where leaders in the aluminium industries of the five developed continents meet every two years. The participants have the opportunity to listen to acknowledged experts in the field and to learn of the latest developments in aluminium processing technology. It is important, especially during the current worldwide financial crisis, to learn what means are available for reducing costs and to learn how others have adjusted to the present situation.


Edited by: Dongming Guo, Jun Wang, Zhenyuan Jia, Renke Kang, Hang Gao, and Xuyue Wang
Online since: August 2009
Description: This special volume is part 2 of a mini-series on, “Materials Manufacturing Science and Technology XII”. It covers three topics: Modern design theory & methodology, MEMS & nanotechnology, Materials science & technology in manufacturing. Presented here is a collection of 125 papers selected from over 510 papers originally submitted by universities and industrial concerns all over the world. All of the papers have been peer-reviewed. The papers selected for this volume were chosen on the basis of their quality and their relevance to the topic. This work reflects the latest developments in this field; running the gamut from fundamentals to new techniques and applications.


Edited by: Dongming Guo, Jun Wang, Zhenyuan Jia, Renke Kang, Hang Gao, and Xuyue Wang
Online since: August 2009
Description: This special volume comprises a collection of 139 papers chosen, from among 510 submissions from universities and industries all over the world, on the basis of their quality and relevance to the central topic. All of the papers were peer-reviewed by selected experts and mirror the latest developments in the field of materials manufacturing technology; ranging from the fundamentals, to new technologies and applications. The papers specifically cover the topics of advanced manufacturing technology and equipment, and manufacturing systems and automation.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).


Edited by: M. Marcos
Online since: August 2009
Description: Materials processing engineering is currently considered to be an interdisciplinary engineering field. Learning and training in materials processing must therefore be accompanied by diverse sets of workshops and practical laboratory experiments. In general, the equipment which is required to be available in these laboratories or workshops is very expensive and can become obsolete within a few years. On the other hand, the continual evolution of materials inevitably drives change. However, innovative education techniques, based upon information and communications technologies, are currently under development, with the aim of improving the teaching of materials processing.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).


Edited by: G.S. Upadhyaya
Online since: June 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
This book comprises state-of-the–art reviews written by acknowledged experts who are active in sintering science.
It includes seven invited reviews by authors hailing from five countries: J-M.Chaix (France) discusses quantitative aspects of the microstructures and modeling of sintering; with the technical aspects of image-analysis - including that of nanostructured materials - adding extra value. Z.S. Nikolic (Serbia) provides a theoretical review of the simulation of liquid-phase sintering, particularly under microgravity conditions, and extensively and critically reviews the results reported in the sintering literature. A.L. Lisovsky (Ukraine) opens up the vista of deconsolidation of polycrystalline skeletons in sintered composite materials, and deals with systems having more than one refractory solid phase, and with nanodispersed composite materials. G.S. Upadhyaya ( India) reviews the Samsonov model for the electronic mechanism of sintering, and its relevance; pointing out that, although the model is a qualitative one, it has great utility as a predictive tool and that various case-studies drawn from real multi-phase material systems are a testimony to the value of Samsonov’s model.


Edited by: Sergei Alexandrov
Online since: May 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).
This special issue presents a series of papers written of a group of leading scientists working in the field of the mechanics of plastic deformation.


Edited by: Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
Online since: April 2009
Description: The aim of this special volume is to give an overview of the historical background and present status of eco-materials processing and design for materials research, and to foresee future trends in the field. Serious global and environmental problems have led the materials manufacturing industries to monitor closely the formation and accumulation of carbon dioxide and other deleterious gases in the atmosphere, as well to reduce raw materials use and energy consumption and limit other factors which reflect the environmental impact of the industry.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).


Edited by: M.S. Dargusch & S.M. Keay
Online since: April 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The aim of this special collection was to provide an opportunity for companies, academic institutions and government research agencies to share, in a collaborative manner, their new research and development work.The main focus was light metals and their applications.
It is to be noted that there was a significant number of papers related to titanium research: due to the extended range of applications of titanium components and the growth in end-user demands for affordable manufacturing. As a result, the collection is truly representative of the three light metals: aluminium, magnesium and titanium; with a similar number of papers concerning each metal.


Edited by: Amador Pérez-Tomás, Philippe Godignon, Miquel Vellvehí and Pierre Brosselard
Online since: March 2009
Description: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
Wide-bandgap semiconductors, such as silicon carbide and group-III nitrides, are attracting increased attention as promising materials for high-power, high-frequency and high-temperature electronics use, as well as for short-wavelength light-emitters.


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