Nanostructured metals hit the news in early 2011 with headlines detailing important applications in the cooling of ships using nanostructured thermal tapes. Nanostructured metallic materials boast the properties of tensile strength, fatigue strength and ductility making them the ideal candidate in applications where strength is a fundamental requirement.
Nanostructured metals and alloys from Woodhead Publishing reviews the latest technologies used for production of these materials, as well as recent advances in research into their structure and mechanical properties. A variety of applications are examined including nanocoatings for commercial and industrial applications and nanostructured sheets for automotive body structures. In addition a specific chapter explores production processes for nanostructured wires, bars and strips.
An examination of mechanical properties and strengthening mechanisms in nanocrystalline metals presents typical strength and hardness data as well as highlighting alternative deformation mechanisms. Consequences and strategies for optimising the fatigue lives of nanostructure materials and deformation behaviour are also further considered as well as classic and novel defect structures.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Nanostructured metals and alloys is a standard reference for manufacturers of metal components, as well as those with an academic research interest in metals and materials with enhanced properties.