Advanced Structural Materials
Properties, Design Optimization, and ApplicationseBook - 2007
& Francis Publishing
A snapshot of the central ideas used to control fracture properties of engineered structural metallic materials,Advanced Structural Materials: Properties, Design Optimization, and Applications illustrates the critical role that advanced structural metallic materials play in aerospace, biomedical, automotive, sporting goods, and other industries in the twenty-first century. The book presents an overview of the structure, properties, and applications of these materials, including the basic ideas behind their design. It contains examples and accessible language, elucidating the basic concepts that guide the development of new alloys and composite materials.
With in-depth reviews from leading contributors, the text develops an understanding of the breadth and depth of advances in the field. It begins with a broad introduction to advanced structural materials, then examines materials at the frontiers of emerging applications such as biomaterials, MEMS, amorphous materials, and nanotechnology. The chapter authors are experts in their own right and they assume no prior knowledge of a given material system, delineating the fundamental concepts and applications of advanced structural materials. The rich array of carefully selected topics provides useful insights into the structure, properties, and applications of advanced structural materials.
In aerospace, biomedical, automotive, sporting goods, and other industries, structural metallic materials and their fracture properties are becoming increasingly important to designers, engineers, and researchers. This collection of 14 articles takes the needs of the variety of disciplines and applications involved with structural metallic materials into consideration by using accessible language and examples to describe new research into such topics as small scale contact and adhesion in nano- and bio-systems, mechanical characterization of thin film materials for MEMS devices and porous metallic materials. Advances presented include glass formation abilities of certain alloys, applications of shape-memory alloys, cobalt alloys and composites, aluminum alloys, metal matrix composites and titanium alloys, with special attention to high-temperature materials such as niobium alloys and composites, Mo-Si-B alloys for ultrahigh temperature applications, and nickel-based alloys. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)