Your cart is empty
Your ticket to excelling in mechanics of materials
With roots in physics and mathematics, engineering mechanics is the basis of all the mechanical sciences: civil engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and aeronautical and aerospace engineering.
Tracking a typical undergraduate course, "Mechanics of Materials For Dummies" gives you a thorough introduction to this foundational subject. You'll get clear, plain-English explanations of all the topics covered, including principles of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and material behavior; stress and its relation to force and movement; strain and its relation to displacement; elasticity and plasticity; fatigue and fracture; failure modes; application to simple engineering structures, and more.Tracks to a course that is a prerequisite for most engineering majorsCovers key mechanics concepts, summaries of useful equations, and helpful tips
From geometric principles to solving complex equations, "Mechanics of Materials For Dummies" is an invaluable resource for engineering students
A comprehensive overview of adhesive bonding, providing both basic knowledge of polymer adhesives as well as insights into their mechanical and ageing properties. The book is unique in its up-to-date, self-contained summary of recent developments and in its integration of the theory, synthesis and mechanical properties of adhesive joints as well as their applications. Well-structured throughout, the first chapter introduces the initial state of adhesive joints and their formation, while subsequent chapters discuss the ageing and failure as well as the weathering of adhesive joints. In addition the issue of long-term behavior and lifetime predictions are considered. The text is rounded off by a look at future technological advances. The result is an essential reference for a wide range of disciplines
The safe operation of plants is of paramount importance in the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Best practice in process and plant safety allows both the prevention of hazards and the mitigation of consequences. Safety Technology is continuously advancing to new levels and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is already successfully established as a tool to ensure the safe operation of industrial plants. With CFD tools, a great amount of knowledge can be gained as both the necessary safety measures and the economic operation of plants can be simultaneously determined. Young academics, safety experts and safety managers in all parts of the industry will henceforth be forced to responsibly judge these new results from a safety perspective. This is the main challenge for the future of safety technology. This book serves as a guide to elaborating and determining the principles, assumptions, strengths, limitations and application areas of utilizing CFD in process and plant safety, and safety management. The book offers recommendations relating to guidelines, procedures, frameworks and technology for creating a higher level of safety for chemical and petrochemical plants. It includes modeling aids and concrete examples of industrial safety measures for hazard prevention.
This fourth volume of the landmark handbook focuses on the design, testing and thermal management of 3D-integrated devices, both from a technological and a materials science perspective. Edited and authored by key figures from top research institutions and high-tech companies, the first part of the book provides an overview of the latest developments in 3D chip design, including the particular challenges and potential. The second part is concerned with the test methods used to assess the quality and reliability of the 3D-integrated devices, while the third and final part deals with thermal management.
Unique within the field for being written in a tutorial style, this
textbook adopts a step-by-step approach to the background needed
for understanding a wide range of full-field optical measurement
techniques in solid mechanics.
The Handbook on Stimuli-Responsive Materials is providing the scientific community with the comprehensive developments of scientific findings and advanced technologies - all necessary factors to propel the development of polymeric, ceramic, metallic, composite, bio and the combination of thereof, materials to the position of controllable responses under defined, predictable, yet complex internal and external conditions. The primary focus of the proposed Handbook is on designing, formulating, and processing of materials that lead to the understanding of scientific principles of their response-driven functions and processes leading to response-driven behaviors. The volume gathers leading scientists from the inter-disciplinary areas of polymers, biopolymers, biochemistry, and biophysics, biomaterials, bioengineering, materials engineering and biotechnology, chemistry and physics, ceramic and metals, and materials science.
The book series "Polymer Nano-, Micro- and Macrocomposites"
provides complete and comprehensive information on all
Volume 1 of a 4-volume series is a concise, authoritative and an eminently readable and enjoyable experience related to hydrogen production, storage and usage for portable and stationary power. Although the major focus is on hydrogen, discussion of fossil fuels and nuclear power is also presented where appropriate. This monograph is written by recognized experts in the field, and is both timely and appropriate as this decade will see application of hydrogen as an energy carrier, for example in transportation sector. The world's reliance on fossil fuels is due to the ever growing need for energy to sustain life and on-going progress; however exploitation also brings consequences such as emission of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur dioxides into the atmosphere. The collective influence of these photochemical gases is production of acid rain and an alternation of global temperatures, leading to record high temperatures in many parts of the world. The fossil fuel is unsustainable and thus there is a critical need for alternative sustainable energy resources. One universal energy carrier is hydrogen, which is the focus of this volume. This book is suitable for those who work in the energy field as technical experts, including engineers and scientists, as well as managers, policy and decision-makers, environmentalists and consultants. Students and practitioners such as lectures, teachers, legislators and their aids in the field of energy will find this book invaluable and a practical handbook or guide in the field of sustainable energy with emphasis on hydrogen as an energy carrier.
A wide variety of applications ranging from microelectronics to turbines for propulsion and power generation rely on films, coatings, and multilayers to improve performance. As such, the ability to predict coating failure - such as delamination (debonding), mud-cracking, blistering, crack kinking, and the like - is critical to component design and development. This work compiles and organizes decades of research that established the theoretical foundation for predicting such failure mechanisms, and clearly outlines the methodology needed to predict performance. Detailed coverage of cracking in multilayers is provided, with an emphasis on the role of differences in thermoelastic properties between the layers. The comprehensive theoretical foundation of the book is complemented by easy-to-use analysis codes designed to empower novices with the tools needed to simulate cracking; these codes enable not only precise quantitative reproduction of results presented graphically in the literature, but also the generation of new results for more complex multilayered systems.
A guide to the essential information needed to model and compute turbulent flows and interpret experiments and numerical simulations Turbulent Fluid Flow offers an authoritative resource to the theories and models encountered in the field of turbulent flow. In this book, the author - a noted expert on the subject - creates a complete picture of the essential information needed for engineers and scientists to carry out turbulent flow studies. This important guide puts the focus on the essential aspects of the subject - including modeling, simulation and the interpretation of experimental data - that fit into the basic needs of engineers that work with turbulent flows in technological design and innovation. Turbulent Fluid Flow offers the basic information that underpins the most recent models and techniques that are currently used to solve turbulent flow challenges. The book provides careful explanations, many supporting figures and detailed mathematical calculations that enable the reader to derive a clear understanding of turbulent fluid flow. This vital resource: - Offers a clear explanation to the models and techniques currently used to solve turbulent flow problems - Provides an up-to-date account of recent experimental and numerical studies probing the physics of canonical turbulent flows - Gives a self-contained treatment of the essential topics in the field of turbulence - Puts the focus on the connection between the subject matter and the goals of fluids engineering - Comes with a detailed syllabus and a solutions manual containing MATLAB codes, available on a password-protected companion website Written for fluids engineers, physicists, applied mathematicians and graduate students in mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering, Turbulent Fluid Flow contains an authoritative resource to the information needed to interpret experiments and carry out turbulent flow studies.
Scrutinizing various fillers, such as fly ash, inorganic nanoparticles, Kevlar and wood flour, this book exemplifies how the choice of filler influences the micro- and macroscopic behavior of the resulting polymer composites, such as friction, wear and impact resistance. In so doing, the text brings together a number of composite systems using different polymer matrices, different filler systems as well as different processing conditions, thereby serving as a beneficial guide for readers so as to select a particular set of processing conditions or composite constituents for the enhancement of certain properties.
Proceeding of the 42nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 39, Issue 3, 2018 Jingyang Wang, Waltraud Kriven, Tobias Fey, Paolo Colombo, William J. Weber, Jake Amoroso, William G. Fahrenholtz, Kiyoshi Shimamura, Michael Halbig, Soshu Kirihara, Yiquan Wu, and Kathleen Shurgart, Editors Valerie Wiesner and Manabu Fukushima, Volume Editors This proceedings contains a collection of 22 papers from The American Ceramic Society's 42nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 21-26, 2018. This issue includes papers presented in the following symposia: - Advancing Frontiers of Ceramics for Sustainable Societal Development - International Symposium in Honor of Dr. Mrityunjay Singh - Symposium 9: Porous Ceramics: Novel Developments and Applications - Symposium 10: Virtual Materials (Computational) Design and Ceramic Genome - Symposium 12 Materials for Extreme Environments: Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs) and Nano-laminated Ternary Carbides and Nitrides (MAX Phases) - Symposium 13 Advanced Ceramics and Composites for Nuclear Fission and Fusion Energy - Symposium 14 Crystalline Materials for Electrical, Optical and Medical Applications - Symposium 15 Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technologies - Symposium 16: Geopolymers, Inorganic Polymers and Sustainable Materials - Focused Session 1: Bio-inspired Processing of Advanced Materials - 7th Global Young Investigator Forum
Now available as a softcover edition, this volume presents topical
content from AMN, the only book series on microsystems technology,
for practicing engineers as well as MSc and PhD students.
A unique approach to teaching particle and rigid body dynamics using solved illustrative examples and exercises to encourage self-learning The study of particle and rigid body dynamics is a fundamental part of curricula for students pursuing graduate degrees in areas involving dynamics and control of systems. These include physics, robotics, nonlinear dynamics, aerospace, celestial mechanics and automotive engineering, among others. While the field of particle and rigid body dynamics has not evolved significantly over the past seven decades, neither have approaches to teaching this complex subject. This book fills the void in the academic literature by providing a uniquely stimulating, "flipped classroom" approach to teaching particle and rigid body dynamics which was developed, tested and refined by the author and his colleagues over the course of many years of instruction at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Complete with numerous solved illustrative examples and exercises to encourage self-learning in a flipped-classroom environment, Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Self-Learning Approach Provides detailed, easy-to-understand explanations of concepts and mathematical derivations Includes numerous flipped-classroom exercises carefully designed to help students comprehend the material covered without actually solving the problem for them Features an extensive chapter on electromechanical modelling of systems involving particle and rigid body motion Provides examples from the state-of-the-art research on sensing, actuation, and energy harvesting mechanisms Offers access to a companion website featuring additional exercises, worked problems, diagrams and a solutions manual Ideal as a textbook for classes in dynamics and controls courses, Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Self-Learning Approach is a godsend for students pursuing advanced engineering degrees who need to master this complex subject. It will also serve as a handy reference for professional engineers across an array of industrial domains.
Cutting edge high temperature materials include high temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, thermoelectric materials and ultrahigh temperature construction materials (including metals, cermets and ceramics) and have applications in key areas such as energy, transportation and space technologies.
This book introduces the concepts which underpin research into these critical materials including thermodynamics, kinetics and various physical, chemical and modelling techniques with a focus on practical "how to" methods and covers: Introduction to High Temperature ResearchBasic Design of High Temperature FurnacesTemperature MeasurementRadiation PyrometryRefractory Materials in the LaboratoryVacuum in Theory and Practice The Design of Vacuum Furnaces and Thermobalances
With highly detailed instrument illustrations and an emphasis on the control and measurement of the fundamental properties of temperature, pressure and mass, "High Temperature Experiments in Chemistry and Materials Science "provides a practical reference on high temperature measurements, for researchers, advanced students and those working in academic or industrial laboratories.Introduction to High Temperature ResearchBasic Design of High Temperature FurnacesTemperature MeasurementRadiation PyrometryRefractory Materials in the LaboratoryVacuum in Theory and Practice The Design of Vacuum Furnaces and Thermobalances
By means of electrochemical treatment, crystalline silicon can be permeated with tiny, nanostructured pores that entirely change the characteristics and properties of the material. One prominent example of this can be seen in the interaction of porous silicon with living cells, which can be totally unwilling to settle on smooth silicon surfaces but readily adhere to porous silicon, giving rise to great hopes for such future applications as programmable drug delivery or advanced, braincontrolled prosthetics. Porous silicon research is active in the fields of sensors, tissue engineering, medical therapeutics and diagnostics, photovoltaics, rechargeable batteries, energetic materials, photonics, and MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems). Written by an outstanding, well-recognized expert in the field, this book provides detailed, step-by-step instructions to prepare and characterize the major types of porous silicon. It is intended for those new to the fi eld. Sampling of topics covered: * Principles of Etching Porous Silicon * Etch Cell Construction and Considerations * Photonic Crystals, Microcavities, and Bragg Stacks Etched in Silicon * Preparation of Free-standing Films and Particles of Porous Silicon * Preparation of Photoluminescent Nanoparticles from Porous Silicon * Preparation of Silicon Nanowires by Electrochemical Etch of Silicon * Surface Modifi cation Chemistry and Biochemistry * Measurement of Optical Properties * Measurement of Pore Size, Porosity, Thickness, Surface Area The whole is backed by a generous use of color photographs to illustrate the described procedures in detail, plus a bibliography of further literature pertinent to a wide range of application fi elds. For materials scientists, chemists, physicists, optical physicists, biomaterials scientists, neurobiologists, bioengineers, and graduate students in those fields, as well as those working in the semiconductor industry.
The 2016 International Conference on Advanced Materials, Technology and Application (AMTA2016) was held in Changsha, China on March 18-20, 2016. The main objective of the joint conference is to provide a platform for researchers, academics and industrial professionals to present their research findings in the fields of advanced materials and technology.The AMTA2016 received more than 150 submissions, but only 59 articles were selected to be included in this proceedings, which are organized into 7 chapters; covering Chemical Materials, composite and Nano Materials, Polymer and Concrete Materials, Structural Materials, Metal and Alloy Materials, Electrical Materials, and Biomaterials.
In this comprehensive yet compact monograph, Michel W. Barsoum, one
of the pioneers in the field and the leading figure in MAX phase
research, summarizes and explains, from both an experimental and a
theoretical viewpoint, all the features that are necessary to
understand and apply these new materials. The book covers elastic,
electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties in
The Light Metals symposia at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition present the most recent developments, discoveries, and practices in primary aluminum science and technology. The annual Light Metals volume has become the definitive reference in the field of aluminum production and related light metal technologies. The 2019 collection includes papers from the following symposia: 1. Alumina and Bauxite 2. Aluminum Alloys, Processing, and Characterization 3. Aluminum Reduction Technology 4. Cast Shop Technology 5. Cast Shop Technology: Energy Joint Session 6. DGM-TMS Symposium on Lightweight Metals 7. Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production 8. REWAS 2019: Cast Shop Recycling Technologies 9. Scandium Extraction and Use in Aluminum Alloys 10. Ultrasonic Processing of Liquid and Solidifying Alloys
Draws the Link Between Service Knowledge and the Advanced Theory of Fluid Power
Providing the fundamental knowledge on how a typical hydraulic system generates, delivers, and deploys fluid power, Basics of Hydraulic Systems highlights the key configuration features of the components that are needed to support their functionality in a system, such as operating principles, structural features, functionalities, and applications of core composing elements. It also shows how those components work together to perform the designated power transmission task.
Moves from a System to Instructional ComponentsApproach
By presenting the ins and outs of hydraulic systems in an easy-to-follow way, this example-filled textbook provides students, engineers, and technical managers an effective nuts-and-bolts reference for studying the fundamentals of fluid power transmission technology. Rather than bogging readers down with extensive mathematical equations, this resource uses a visual, expressive approach with many graphic illustrations. It also includes examples and problems within each chapter and a solutions manual for qualifying course adoptions.
The text includes a section devoted to hydraulic energy storage and regeneration elements, since both play an important role in many hybrid power transmission systems, such as diesel-hydraulic hybrid vehicles. As a hydraulics expert and holder of seven US patents, the author's experience gives readers a practical view of the field that they can then immediately apply.
Mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) is the third most well-regarded semiconductor after silicon and gallium arsenide and is the material of choice for use in infrared sensing and imaging. The reason for this is that MCT can be 'tuned' to the desired IR wavelength by varying the cadmium concentration.
"Mercury Cadmium Telluride: Growth, Properties and Applications" provides both an introduction for newcomers, and a comprehensive review of this fascinating material. Part One discusses the history and current status of both bulk and epitaxial growth techniques, Part Two is concerned with the wide range of properties of MCT, and Part Three covers the various device types that have been developed using MCT. Each chapter opens with some historical background and theory before presenting current research. Coverage includes: Bulk growth and properties of MCT and CdZnTe for MCT epitaxial growthLiquid phase epitaxy (LPE) growthMetal-organic vapour phase epitaxy (MOVPE)Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)Alternative substratesMechanical, thermal and optical properties of MCTDefects, diffusion, doping and annealingDry device processingPhotoconductive and photovoltaic detectorsAvalanche photodiode detectorsRoom-temperature IR detectors
Material properties emerge from phenomena on scales ranging from Angstroms to millimeters, and only a multiscale treatment can provide a complete understanding. Materials researchers must therefore understand fundamental concepts and techniques from different fields, and these are presented in a comprehensive and integrated fashion for the first time in this book. Incorporating continuum mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, atomistic simulations and multiscale techniques, the book explains many of the key theoretical ideas behind multiscale modeling. Classical topics are blended with new techniques to demonstrate the connections between different fields and highlight current research trends. Example applications drawn from modern research on the thermo-mechanical properties of crystalline solids are used as a unifying focus throughout the text. Together with its companion book, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Cambridge University Press, 2011), this work presents the complete fundamentals of materials modeling for graduate students and researchers in physics, materials science, chemistry and engineering.
An expert overview of current research, applications, and economic and environmental advantages The study and development of new homogeneous catalysts based on first-row metals (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu) has grown significantly due to the economic and environmental advantages that non-noble metals present. Base metals offer reduced cost, greater supply, and lower toxicity levels than noble metals?enabling greater opportunity for scientific investigation and increased development of practical applications. Non-Noble Metal Catalysis provides an authoritative survey of the field, from fundamental concepts and computational methods to industrial applications and reaction classes. Recognized experts in organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis, the authors present a comprehensive overview of the conceptual and practical aspects of non-noble metal catalysts. Examination of topics including non-innocent ligands, proton-coupled electron transfer, and multi-nuclear complexes provide essential background information, while areas such as kinetic lability and lifetimes of intermediates reflect current research and shifting trends in the field. This timely book demonstrates the efficacy of base metal catalysts in the pharmaceutical, fine-chemical, and agrochemical industries, addressing both environmental and economic concerns. Providing essential conceptual and practical exploration, this valuable resource: -Illustrates how unravelling new reactivity patterns can lead to new catalysts and new applications -Highlights the multiple advantages of using non-noble metals in homogenous catalysis -Demonstrates how the availability of non-noble metal catalysis reduces costs and leads to immense savings for the chemical industry -Reveals how non-noble metal catalysis are more sustainable than noble metals such as palladium or platinum Non-Noble Metal Catalysis: Molecular Approaches and Reactions is an indispensable source of up-to-date information for catalytic chemists, organic chemists, industrial chemists, organometallic chemists, and those seeking to broaden their knowledge of catalytic chemistry.
Symposium M, 'Materials and Technology for Nonvolatile Memories', was held November 30-December 5 at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, which was a follow up of previous symposia on nonvolatile memories. Main research areas featured in Symposium M were advanced Flash memories, organic memories, resistive switching memories (ReRAM), magnetoresistive random access memories (MRAM), ferroelectric random access memories (FeRAM), phase-change memories, as well as emerging materials and technologies for nonvolatile memories. In addition, a highly successful one-day tutorial session, 'Emerging Materials and Devices for Nonvolatile Memories', was conducted and included tutorials on ReRAM, polymer/organic materials, MRAM, and Flash memories. This symposium proceedings volume represents the recent advances and related material issues on various kinds of nonvolatile memory technologies. The papers in this volume are categorized according to each type of memory technology and are not in the order of the symposium presentations.
Covering fundamental research as well as real-world applications,
this first book on CMAs at an introductory level treats everything
from atomistic details to surface processing. Comprehensive,
self-contained chapters provide readers with the latest knowledge
on the most salient features of the topic, selected in terms of
their relevance to potential technological applications. Edited by
one of the most distinguished authorities on quasicrystals and this
most important of their subclasses, the contributions elucidate
aspects of CMAs from a particular viewpoint: physical and chemical
characteristics in the sub-nanometer regime, mesoscale phenomena,
preparation and processing of thin films, and large-scale
engineering properties. The whole is rounded off by a look at the
commercial potential of CMA-based applications.
You may like...
Ocean Circulation in Three Dimensions
Barry A. Klinger, Thomas W. N. Haine Hardcover R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020
Robert W. Fox, Alan T. McDonald, … Paperback
Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental…
Andrew Chadwick, John Morfett, … Paperback
Quantum Theory of Materials
Efthimios Kaxiras, John D. Joannopoulos Hardcover R1,449 Discovery Miles 14 490
Borgnakke's Fundamentals of…
Claus Borgnakke, Richard E. Sonntag Paperback
Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Donald F. Elger, Barbara A Lebret, … Paperback
Introduction To Micromechanics And…
Gang Wang, Shaofan Li Hardcover R1,944 Discovery Miles 19 440
Heat Transfer in Single and Multiphase…
Greg F. Naterer Hardcover R4,231 Discovery Miles 42 310
Liquid - The Delightful and Dangerous…
Mark A Miodownik Hardcover (1)
Civil Engineering Materials…
Nagaratnam Sivakugan, M Bobby Kannan, … Paperback