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Advanced Fracture Mechanics and Structural Integrity

1st Edition

Ashok Saxena
February 13, 2019

Advanced Fracture Mechanics and Structural Integrity is organized to cover quantitative descriptions of crack growth and fracture phenomena. The mechanics of fracture are explained, emphasizing elastic-plastic and time-dependent fracture mechanics. Applications are presented, using examples from...

Relaxation in Physical and Mechanical Behavior of Polymers

1st Edition

Maxim Arzhakov
February 01, 2019

Explores the nature of relaxation phenomena in polymers on the basis of time-temperature equivalence. Its role in the physical and mechanical behavior of polymers materials and fundamentals of thermoplastics processing are discussed. Four appendixes detail thermo-mechanical methods to study...

Physico-Mathematical Theory of High Irreversible Strains in Metals

1st Edition

V.M. Greshnov
February 01, 2019

Presents a new physical and mathematical theory of irreversible deformations and ductile fracture of metals that acknowledges the continuous change in the structure of materials during deformation and the accumulation of deformation damage. Plastic deformation, viscous destruction, evolution of...

Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications, 3 Volume Set

1st Edition

Munmaya Mishra
January 02, 2019

Undoubtedly the applications of polymers are rapidly evolving. Technology is continually changing and quickly advancing as polymers are needed to solve a variety of day-to-day challenges leading to improvements in quality of life. The Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications presents state-of-the-art...

Durability of Industrial Composites

1st Edition

Antonio Carvalho Filho
October 24, 2018

Durability of Industrial Composites offers numerical and quantitative solutions to long-term composite failures that are useful to practicing engineers, researchers, and students. All modes of laminate long-term failure are contemplated, with resin toughness and environmental conditions considered....

Functionalized Engineering Materials and Their Applications

1st Edition

Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Pious C. V., Zakiah Ahmad, Józef Tadeusz Haponiuk
September 11, 2018

Scientists and researchers are looking for new smart materials to replace old or conventional materials for better performance and for new applications. The use of polymeric materials and nanomaterials is increasing due to their wide-spectrum tunability and many properties. It is now easier to...

Clay Mineral Catalysis of Organic Reactions

1st Edition

Benny K.G. Theng
July 19, 2018

The book provides insight into the working of clays and clay minerals in speeding up a variety of organic reactions. Clay minerals are known to have a large propensity for taking up organic molecules and can catalyse numerous organic reactions due to fine particle size, extensive surface area,...

Materials Behavior: Research Methodology and Mathematical Models

1st Edition

Mihai Ciocoiu
June 18, 2018

The development of advanced materials has become extremely important in the last decade, being widely used in academic and industrial research. This book examines the potential of advanced materials as well as nanotechnology to improve fiber science from fibril to fabric mode, to create better...

Analytical Chemistry from Laboratory to Process Line

1st Edition

Gennady E. Zaikov, A. K. Haghi
June 18, 2018

This book highlights many of the latest developments and trends in engineering chemistry research and describes the respective tools to characterize and predict properties and behavior of materials. The book provides original, theoretical, and important experimental results which use...

Wood Fracture Characterization

1st Edition

Marcelo F. S. F. de Moura, Nuno Dourado
June 15, 2018

Wood Fracture Characterization provides a guide to the application of modern fracture mechanics concepts to wood materials used in structural engineering, which commonly involve discontinuities and irregularities. The authors cover the tests, data reduction schemes and numerical methods devised for...

Braided Structures and Composites: Production, Properties, Mechanics, and Technical Applications

1st Edition

Sohel Rana, Raul Fangueiro
June 08, 2018

Braiding is a very old textile manufacturing technology that traditionally has been used to produce items like ropes, shoe laces, and cables. Recently, braiding has gained attention in the medical, aerospace, transportation, and civil engineering communities, among others, due to its ability to...

Understanding Nanomaterials

2nd Edition

Malkiat S. Johal, Lewis E. Johnson
April 18, 2018

Praise for the first edition"clear and informative” ―Chemistry World The authors provide the perfect training tool for the workforce in nanotech development by presenting the fundamental principles that govern the fabrication, characterization, and application of nanomaterials. This edition...