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Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design

How could nanotechnology not perk the interest of any designer, engineer or architect? Exploring the intriguing new approaches to design that nanotechnologies offer, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design is set against the sometimes fantastic sounding potential of this technology.

Reliability-based Structural Design

Reliability-based Structural Design provides readers with an understanding of the fundamentals and applications of structural reliability, stochastic finite element method, reliability analysis via stochastic expansion, and optimization under uncertainty. Probability theory, statistic methods, and reliability analysis methods including Monte Carlo Sampling, Latin hypercube sampling, first and second-Order reliability methods, stochastic finite element method, and stochastic optimization are discussed. In addition, the use of stochastic expansions, including polynomial chaos expansion and Karhunen-Loeve expansion, for the reliability analysis of practical engineering problems is also examined.

Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices

Suitable as a reference work for reliability professionals or as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate students, this book introduces the reader to the widely dispersed reliability literature of microelectronic and electronic-optional devices. Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices integrates a treatment of chip and packaging level failures within the context of the atomic mechanisms and models used to explain degradation, and the statistical handling of lifetime data.

Integrated Design of Multiscale, Multifunctional Materials and Products

Integrated Design of Multiscale, Multifunctional Materials and Products is the first of its type to consider not only design of materials, but concurrent design of materials and products. In other words, materials are not just selected on the basis of properties, but the composition and/or microstructure and designed to satisfy specific ranged sets of performance requirements.

Engineering Mechanics

This is the first of two volumes introducing structural and continuum mechanics in a comprehensive and consistent way. The current book presents all theoretical developments both in text and by means of an extensive set of figures. This same approach is used in the many examples, drawings and problems. Both formal and intuitive (engineering) arguments are used in parallel to derive the principles used, for instance in bending moment diagrams and shear force diagrams. A very important aspect of this book is the straightforward and consistent sign convention, based on the stress definitions of continuum mechanics. The book is suitable for self-education.

Materials - Engineering, Science, Processing and Design

The ultimate materials engineering text and resource: world class authors; design led-approach, broader scope than other texts; to a level of detail that is appropriate for undergraduate courses; innovative visually lead presentation without any loss of academic rigor or detail; fully linked with the leading materials software package, as used in over 500 engineering departments.

Interaction of Polymers with Polluted Atmospheres from iSmithers RAPRA Publishing

Nitrogen oxides are common by-products of fossil fuel combustion and are one of the most significant types of air pollution. The nitric oxides react with UV radiation to form oxides of nitrogen, ozone and acids. The nitrogen oxides can have considerable impact of the life of polymers in the environment and can be responsible for failure of polymer products, so it is important to know how these effects will manifest.

Materials Selection in Mechanical Design

Extensively revised for this fourth edition, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design is recognized as one of the leading materials selection texts, and provides a unique and genuinely innovative resource.

Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, 4th Edition

Understanding materials, their properties and behavior is fundamental to engineering design, and a key application of materials science. Written for all students of engineering, materials science and design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design describes the procedures for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that the most suitable materials for a given application are identified from the full range of materials and section shapes available.

Systems with Hysteresis: Analysis, Identification and Control Using the Bouc-Wen Model

Systems with Hysterisis: Analysis, Identification and Control using the Bouc-Wen Model offers an invaluable source of ideas, concepts and insights for engineers, researchers, lecturers and senior/ postgraduate students involved in the research, design and development of smart structures and related areas within civil and mechanical engineering. It will also be of interest to readers involved in the wider disciplines of electrical & control engineering, applied mathematics, applied physics and material science.

Handbook Of Seismic Risk Analysis And Management Of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Earthquakes pose a significant risk to bridges, buidings and other civil infrastructure systems, causing catastrophic loss to modern society. Handbook of seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems studies the latest developments in seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems.

Determination of Additives in Polymers and Rubbers

This book is designed as a practical text for use in the laboratories of the plastic producer and user industries and by others such as universities and institutions who are concerned with problems associated with additives and adventitious impurities in polymers.

Principles of Corrosion Engineering and Corrosion Control

Corrosion is a huge issue for materials, mechanical, civil and petrochemical engineers. With comprehensive coverage of the principles of corrosion engineering, this book is a one-stop text and reference for students and practicing corrosion engineers. Highly illustrated, with worked examples and definitions, it covers basic corrosion principles, and more advanced information for postgraduate students and professionals.

Materials and Design - The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design

Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human history, materials have been taken from the natural world and shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools to modern electronics. This renowned book by noted materials engineering author Mike Ashby and Industrial designer, Kara Johnson, explores the role of materials and materials processing in product design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired aesthetics and functionality.

The Mould Design Guide

This book provides design engineers, toolmakers, moulding technicians and production engineers with an in depth guide to the design and manufacture of mould tools that work successfully in production. It highlights the necessity to design a mould tool that allows overall production to make an acceptable profit, and whilst it is recognised that not all design engineers will be able to influence the profitability factor it is an important aspect to consider.

Materials and Innovative Product Development

Written from the bottom-up perspective of the engineer or scientist on a product design team, Materials and Innovative Product Design introduces business, economics and strategic product development to the materials specialist and demystifies materials selection for other members of the design team and manufacturing management.

Computational Mesomechanics of Composites: Numerical Analysis of the Effect of Microstructures of Composites of Strength and Damage Resistance

The subject of this book is the computational analysis of interrelations between mechanical properties (e.g., strength, damage resistance stiffness) and microstructures of composites.

Managing Nuclear Projects

The nuclear field is not only restricted to the nuclear power industry but has a broad range of projects and activities in the areas of medical isotope production,research reactors, decommissioning, and remediation of contaminated sites.

Materials Enabled Designs: The Materials Engineering Perspective to Product Design and Manufacturing from Industrial Metallurgists

This book was written by Michael Pfeifer, and published by Butterworth-Heinemann in May 2009. This innovative new text/reference provides the "Big picture" view of product development and manufacturing from the materials engineering perspectve. This perspective is concerned with making decisions that enable the use of optimum materials. To that end, this book addresses decisions made throughout the product development and manufacturing cycle. These decisions include those made during concept design, supplier selection, sourcing strategy development, detail design, process development, process development, and manufacturing yield improvement.

Computational Materials Engineering - An Introduction to Microstructure Evolution

Computational Materials Engineering is an advanced introduction to the computer-aided modeling of essential material properties and behavior, including the physical, thermal and chemical parameters, as well as the mathematical tools used to perform simulations. Its emphasis will be on crystalline materials, which includes all metals. The basis of Computational Materials Engineering allows scientists and engineers to create virtual simulations of material behavior and properties, to better understand how a particular material works and performs and then use that knowledge to design improvements for particular material applications.

Fibre Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring

Fibre Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring is organised as a step-by-step guide to implementing a monitoring system and includes examples of common structures and their most-frequently monitored parameters.

Mixing in Single Screw Extruders

Mixing in Single Screw Extruders is a must-have practical guide to the subject of single-screw extrusion. Avoiding mathematical theory, except when absolutely necessary, this authoritative handbook empowers the reader to achieving good results with their plastic mixing. Mixing in Single Screw Extrusion will be a valuable resource to all involved in the art of plastic extrusion.