Frontiers in the Design of Materials

Baldev Raj, S. Ranganathan, S.L. Mannan, K. Bhanu Sankara Rao, M.D. Matthew, P. Shankar

January 29, 2007 by CRC Press
Reference - 456 Pages
ISBN 9781420047301 - CAT# UN4730


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  • Covers the entire spectrum of materials design from alloy design to development and application of advanced materials
  • Identifies novel directions for future development of interest to both industry and research personnel
  • Includes the contributions of leaders in their respective fields, known internationally
  • Explores alloy design for structural and functional materials
  • Provides current information on nanomaterials and surface engineering
  • Presents current trends in materials research in biological applications
  • Summary

    The demands on materials to perform under complex service conditions has necessitated rapid advances in the design and development of materials and associated technologies. Development of new concepts starting at the electronic structure of materials and their modeling require application of advanced computer tools and software. There has been significant progress, not only in the development of advanced materials, but also in understanding their constitution and behavior with the help of modeling. This book presents a comprehensive view of the latest developments and experimental work on both these fronts and attempts to give direction to future work.

    The information contained in this book deals with topics such as materials challenges in the nuclear power sector, materials science approaches in biology and medicine, Fe-and Co-based bulky glass alloys for magnetic applications, smart composites, multilayer semiconductor devices, atomic structure and interfaces, design of light alloys, superalloys, novel materials with optimized design at atomic scale, design tools for nano-and micro scale metallic materials,  component design and industrial ecology, microstructural development of advanced ferritic steels, diamond/carbide nanocomposite gradient films, magnetic nanofluids, stability issues in nanostructured materials, the design of materials for enhanced tribological performance, solid oxide fuel cells, metal foams and high performance steels through nano-structures.