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Reliability Investigation of LED Devices for Public Light Applications

Durability, Robustness and Reliability of Photonic Devices Set

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Aerospace Actuators 2

Signal-by-Wire and Power-by-Wire

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Flash Memory Integration

Performance and Energy Considerations

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Mechanics of Aeronautical Solids, Materials and Structures

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Engineering Investment Process

Making Value Creation Repeatable

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Space Strategy

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Distributed Systems

Concurrency and Consistency

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Fatigue of Textile and Short Fiber Reinforced Composites

Durability and Ageing of Organic Composite Materials Set – Volume 1

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Management of the Effects of Coastal Storms

Policy, Scientific and Historical Perspectives

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Computational Color Science

Variational Retinex-like Methods

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Fatigue of Textile and Short Fiber Reinforced Composites

Durability and Ageing of Organic Composite Materials Set – Volume 1

Valter Carvelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Atul Jain, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India Stepan Lomov, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

This book covers several aspects of the fatigue behavior of textile and short fiber reinforced composites. The first part is dedicated to 2D and 3D reinforced textile composites and includes a systematic description of the damage evolution for quasi-static and tensile-tensile fatigue loadings. Acoustic emissions and digital image correlation are considered in order to detect the damage modes’ init...

March 2017
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Materials and Infrastructures 1

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 5A

Edited by Jean-Michel Torrenti, IFSTTAR, France Francesca La Torre, University of Florence, Italy

This volume presents the first half of a diverse collection of chapters in the field of materials and infrastructures in transport systems, which illustrate the technological and methodological innovations required to rise to the challenge of building more sustainable transport infrastructures for the future. The authors explore the potential of these sustainable solutions to improve the performan...

June 2016
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Materials and Infrastructures 2

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 5B

Edited by Jean-Michel Torrenti, IFSTTAR, France Francesca La Torre, University of Florence, Italy

This volume presents the second half of a diverse collection of chapters in the field of materials and infrastructures in transport systems, which illustrate the technological and methodological innovations required to rise to the challenge of building more sustainable transport infrastructures for the future. The authors explore the potential of these sustainable solutions to improve the perform...

June 2016
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Applied RVE Reconstruction and Homogenization of Heterogeneous Materials

Yves Rémond, University of Strasbourg, France Saïd Ahzi, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) Majid Baniassadi, University of Tehran, Iran Hamid Garmestani, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Statistical correlation functions are a well-known class of statistical descriptors that can be used to describe the morphology and the microstructure-properties relationship. A comprehensive study has been performed for the use of these correlation functions for the reconstruction and homogenization in nano-composite materials. Correlation functions are measured from different techniques such as ...

May 2016
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Brittle Fracture and Damage of Brittle Materials and Composites

Statistical-probabilistic Approaches

Jacques Lamon, CNRS (National Centre of Scientific Research), France

This book focuses on probabilistic approaches to brittle fracture with the emphasis placed on those approaches which consider the flaws as physical entities, and more particularly the approach based on the multiaxial elemental strength concept for multiaxial problems.
The author covers issues such as the significance of flaw severity for the fracture of materials; the main statistical-probabilis...

March 2016
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Physical Chemistry and Acid-Base Properties of Surfaces

FOCUS Series in Materials Science

Jean-Charles Joud, Grenoble-INP Phelma, France Marie-Geneviève Barthés-Labrousse, Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay, France

The study of the wettability of surfaces is widely used in technological applications such as metal–polymer interfaces, water management in fuel cells, the problems of adsorption in microelectronics as well as the applications of electrowettability.
After a reminder of the properties of ideal and real surfaces, this book presents an analysis of the different components involved in the expressio...

November 2015
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Generalized Continuum Mechanics and Engineering Applications

Angela Madeo, University of Lyon–INSA, France

The micro-structure of materials is an essential feature for the design of engineering structures with improved performances. In recent decades, a huge effort has been made to create new materials with specific microstructures and novel mechanical behaviors both in the static and dynamic regimes. Metamaterials show characteristics that cannot be found in natural materials and thereby have multiple...

October 2015
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Dyes and Chromophores in Polymer Science

Edited by Jacques Lalevée, Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse, France Jean-Pierre Fouassier, ENSCMu-UHA, Mulhouse, France

The design and development of dyes and chromophores has recently attracted much attention in various research fields such as materials, radiation curing, (laser) imaging, optics, medicine, microelectronics, nanotechnology, etc., and their use is widespread in polymer and materials science.
The authors of this book describe the basic principles and applications of dyes and chromophores within the ...

May 2015
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Environmental Impact of Polymers

Edited by Thierry Hamaide, University of Lyon, France Rémi Deterre, University of Nantes, France Jean-François Feller, University of Lorient, France

This book reviews aspects of the environmental and societal impact of polymer materials. Various lifecycle assessments of polymers versus other materials are described.
Showcases are presented in order to quantify the environmental performance of polymer material, including functional analysis. A review on green chemistry and bio-based polymer material is also presented and specific problems rel...

July 2014
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Polymer Extrusion

Pierre G. Lafleur, Polytechnique Montreal, Quebec, Canada Bruno Vergnes, CEMEF-Mines ParisTech, France

Extrusion is by far the most important processing and shaping method for thermoplastic polymers, concerning almost all synthetic polymers, as well as elastomers or food materials.
Extrusion is by far the most important processing and shaping method for thermoplastic polymers, concerning almost all synthetic polymers, as well as elastomers or food materials.
Polymer Extrusion details the two ke...

April 2014
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Machinability of Advanced Materials

Edited by J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

The term machinability refers to the relative ease with which a given material can be machined, using appropriate tooling and cutting parameters. Currently, several criteria are used to evaluate machinability, the most important of which are tool life or tool wear rate, cutting forces or power consumption, surface integrity, limiting rate of metal removal, and chip shape. In general, the factors t...

January 2014
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Fatigue Limit in Metals

Claude Bathias, University of Paris 10-La Defense, France

Is there a fatigue limit in metals? This question is the main focus of this book.
Written by a leading researcher in the field, Claude Bathias presents a thorough and authoritative examination of the coupling between plasticity, crack initiation and heat dissipation for lifetimes that exceed the billion cycle, leading us to question the concept of the fatigue limit, both theoretically and technol...

November 2013
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Shape-memory Alloys Handbook

Christian Lexcellent, FEMTO-ST, Besançon, France

The aim of this book is to understand and describe the martensitic phase transformation and the process of martensite platelet reorientation. These two key elements enable the author to introduce the main features associated with the behavior of shape-memory alloys (SMAs), i.e. the one-way shape-memory effect, pseudo-elasticity, training and recovery. Attention is paid in particular to the thermod...

March 2013
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Carbon Science and Technology

From Energy to Materials

Pierre Delhaes, University of Bordeaux, France

Carbon solids have been utilized by man since prehistoric times, first as a source of heat and then for other purposes; these are used as key markers for different civilizations. The essential role played by the use of coal mines during the industrial revolution as a main source of energy is a crucial point, which was then expanded through the development of carbochemistry. This book begins by des...

October 2012
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Erosion of Geomaterials

Edited by Stéphane Bonelli, Irstea (French Environmental Sciences and Technologies Research Institute), France

This book aims to deliver significant scientific progress on the problem of the erosion of geomaterials, focusing on the mechanical/physical aspect. The chapters oscillate between a phenomenological outlook that is well grounded in experiments, and an approach that can offer a modeling framework. The basic mechanisms of internal and surface erosion are tackled one-by-one: filtration, suffusion, co...

June 2012
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Mechanics of Solid Interfaces

Edited by Muriel Braccini, CNRS, France Michel Dupeux, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France

The growing occurrence of heterogeneous materials such as composites or coated substrates in structural parts makes it necessary for designers and scientists to deal with the specific features of the mechanical behavior of solid interfaces. This book introduces basic concepts on mechanical problems related to the presence of solid/solid interfaces and their practical applications. The various topi...

June 2012
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Artificial Materials

Olivier Vanbésien, Lille University, France

In the field of electromagnetic and/or optical waves, the concept of “artificial material” covers any fabricated device, be it metallic, dielectric or metal-dielectric, enabling a varyingly complex control of wave propagation in a chosen wavelength range. A common point to all approaches is that the structural scale of the building blocks of a new material is proportional to its operating waveleng...

March 2012
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X-Rays and Materials

Edited by Philippe Goudeau, CNRS, Poitiers, France René Guinebretière, ENSCI, Limoges, France

This book presents reviews of various aspects of radiation/matter interactions, be these instrumental developments, the application of the study of the interaction of X-rays and materials to a particular scientific field, or specific methodological approaches. The overall aim of the book is to provide reference summaries for a range of specific subject areas within a pedagogical framework. Each ch...

March 2012
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Physical Properties of Concrete and Concrete Constituents

Jean-Pierre Ollivier, INSA Toulouse, France Jean-Michel Torrenti, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausses, Paris, France Myriam Carcassès, University of Toulouse, France

Understanding the rheological properties of fresh concrete, the hydration phenomenon of cement responsible for structuration, the relationship between the characteristics of the porous solid obtained and its mechanical performances or resistance to the aggressive penetration requires a complex knowledge of the physicochemistry of reactive porous materials. The development of simple formulation ru...

March 2012
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Fracture Mechanics and Crack Growth

Naman Recho, Blaise Pascal University-Clermont II, France

This book presents recent advances related to the following two topics:
- how mechanical fields close to material or geometrical singularities such as cracks can be determined;
- how failure criteria can be established according to the singularity degrees related to these discontinuities.
Concerning the determination of mechanical fields close to a crack tip, the first part of the book present...

February 2012
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Oxidative Ageing of Polymers

Jacques Verdu, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France

This book aims to rehabilitate kinetic modeling in the domain of polymer ageing, where it has been almost abandoned by the research community. Kinetic modeling is a key step for lifetime prediction, a crucial problem in many industrial domains in which needs cannot be satisfied by the common empirical methods. Proposed is a renewed approach of lifetime prediction in polymer oxidative ageing. This ...

February 2012
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Wear of Advanced Materials

Edited by J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

This book aims to provide information on recent advances into the wear of advanced materials.
In general, wear is currently defined as “the progressive loss of material from the operating surface of a body occurring as a result of relative motion at the surface”. It is related to surface interactions and more specifically to the form of contact due to relative motion. Wear is rarely catastrophic ...

January 2012
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Damage Mechanics of Cementitious Materials and Structures

Edited by Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, ISA BTP, University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, France Frédéric Dufour, Grenoble INP, France

The book, prepared in honor of the retirement of Professor J. Mazars, provides a wide overview of continuum damage modeling applied to cementitious materials.
It starts from micro-nanoscale analyses, then follows on to continuum approaches and computational issues. The final part of the book presents industry-based case studies.
The contents emphasize multiscale and coupled approaches toward t...

December 2011
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Multiscale Geomechanics

From Soil to Engineering Projects

Edited by Pierre-Yves Hicher, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

This book addresses the latest issues in multiscale geomechanics. Written by leading experts in the field as a tribute to Jean Biarez (1927-2006), it can be of great use and interest to researchers and engineers alike.
A brief introduction describes how a major school of soil mechanics came into being through the exemplary teaching by one man. Biarez's life-long work consisted of explaining the e...

November 2011
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Grain Boundaries and Crystalline Plasticity

Edited by Louisette Priester, Paris-Sud University, Orsay, France

The main purpose of this book is to put forward the fundamental role of grain boundaries in the plasticity of crystalline materials.
To understand this role requires a multi-scale approach to plasticity: starting from the atomic description of a grain boundary and its defects, moving on to the elemental interaction processes between dislocations and grain boundaries, and finally showing how the ...

October 2011
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Plasticity of Crystalline Materials

From Dislocations to Continuum

Edited by Ioan R. Ionescu and Patrick Franciosi, University Paris 13, France Salima Bouvier, University of Technology of Compiègne, France Oana Cazacu, University of Florida, USA

This book details recent advances in all aspects related to scale transition in crystal plasticity and damage, with a particular focus on the challenges associated with the characterization and modeling of this class of complex interactions.
The following topics are included:
- Innovative characterization techniques (multi-scale characterization, SEMTEM coupling, TEM-micro-diffraction coupling, ...

June 2011
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Extractive Metallurgy 1

Basic Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Alain Vignes

Extractive metallurgy is the art and science of extracting metals from their ores and refining them. The production of metals and alloys from these source materials is still one of the most important and fundamental industries in both developed and developing economies around the world. The outputs and products are essential resources for the metallic, mechanical, electromagnetic, electrical and e...

March 2011
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Extractive Metallurgy 2

Metallurgical Reaction Processes

Alain Vignes

Extractive metallurgy is the art and science of extracting metals from their ores and refining them. The production of metals and alloys from these source materials is still one of the most important and fundamental industries in both developed and developing economies around the world. The outputs and products are essential resources for the metallic, mechanical, electromagnetic, electrical and e...

March 2011
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Extractive Metallurgy 3

Processing Operations and Routes

Alain Vignes

Extractive metallurgy is the art and science of extracting metals from their ores and refining them. The production of metals and alloys from these source materials is still one of the most important and fundamental industries in both developed and developing economies around the world. The outputs and products are essential resources for the metallic, mechanical, electromagnetic, electrical and e...

March 2011
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Fatigue of Materials and Structures

Application to Damage and Design

Edited by Claude Bathias, CNAM, France Andre Pineau, ENSMP, France

The design of mechanical structures with predictable and improved durability cannot be achieved without a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of fatigue damage and more specifically the relationships between the microstructure of materials and their fatigue properties.
Written by leading researchers in the field, this book, along with the complementary books Fatigue of Materials and Structu...

January 2011
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Fatigue of Materials and Structures

Application to Design and Damage

Edited by Claude Bathias, CNAM, France Andre Pineau, ENSMP, France

The design of mechanical structures with predictable and improved durability cannot be achieved without a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of fatigue damage and more specifically the relationships between the microstructure of materials and their fatigue properties.
Written by leading researchers in the field, this book, along with the complementary books Fatigue of Materials and Structu...

January 2011
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Carbon-based Solids and Materials

Pierre Delhaes, Emeritus Research Director, Research Center Paul Pascal, CNRS and University of Bordeaux

It is well known that carbon can be found as a solid in various guises, with different forms of bulk phases (graphites, diamonds and carbynes) as well as more molecular forms (fullerenes, nanotubes, and graphenes - for which the Nobel Prize was awarded in 2010).
The cause of this range of polymorphism is analyzed in the first part of this book (Chapters 1-5), with the propensity of carbon atoms t...

December 2010
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Fatigue of Materials and Structures

Fundamentals

Edited by Claude Bathias, CNAM, France Andre Pineau, ENSMP, France

The design of mechanical structures with predictable and improved durability cannot be achieved without a deep understanding of fatigue damage and more specifically the relationships between the microstructure of materials and their fatigue properties. Written by leading researchers in the field, this book along with Fatigue of Materials and Structures: Application to Damage and Design (edited by ...

June 2010
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Mechanical Characterization of Materials and Wave Dispersion

Instrumentation and Experiment Interpretation

Edited by Yvon Chevalier and Jean Vinh Tuong, ISMEP, St. Ouen, France

Part A is devoted to the mechanical and electronic instrumentations. Part B is devoted to experiments and experimental interpretations of elastic (and /or viscoelastic) moduli. As part A presents details on instrumentation, chapters in part B concisely present the aforementioned set-ups and discussion of experimental results....

June 2010
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Combined Analysis

Daniel Chateigner, ENSICAEN, France

This book introduces and details the key facets of Combined Analysis - an x-ray and/or neutron scattering methodology which combines structural, textural, stress, microstructural, phase, layer, or other relevant variable or property analyes in a single approach.
The author starts with basic theories related to diffraction by polycrystals and some of the most common combined analysis instrumental...

June 2010
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Mechanics of Viscoelastic Materials and Wave Dispersion

Edited by Yvon Chevalier and Jean Vinh Tuong, ISMEP, St. Ouen, France

Over the last 50 years, the various available methods of investigating dynamic properties of materials have resulted in significant advances in this area of materials science. Dynamic tests have also recently proven to be as efficient as static tests, and have the advantage that they are often easier to use at lower frequency. This book explores dynamic testing, the methods used, and the experime...

March 2010
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Machining Composite Materials

Edited by J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL

In recent years, the application of composite materials has increased in various areas of science and technology due to their special properties, namely for use in the aircraft, automotive, defence, aerospace and other advanced industries. Machining composite materials is quite a complex task owing to its heterogenity, and to the fact that reinforcements are extremely abrasive. In modern engineeri...

November 2009
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Vapor Surface Treatments

Edited by Alain Galerie, Grenoble INP, France

There are many different vapor phase surface treatments of materials that can be used to produce a wide variety of end results, but each of them are of increasing importance in the pursuit of high performance advanced materials. These techniques differ significantly in the physical or chemical nature of the gas–surface interactions involved, and also in the thickness and morphology of the coating...

November 2009
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Duplex Stainless Steels

Edited by Iris Alvarez-Armas, CONICET - Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina Suzanne Degallaix-Moreuil, Ecole Centrale de Lille, Lille, France

Duplex Stainless Steels (DSSs) are chromium-nickel-molybdenum-iron alloys that are usually in proportions optimized for equalizing the volume fractions of austenite and ferrite. Due to their ferritic-austenitic microstructure, they possess a higher mechanical strength and a better corrosion resistance than standard austenitic steels. This type of steel is now increasing its application and market ...

October 2009
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Metallurgy and Mechanics of Welding

Processes and Industrial Applications

Edited by Régis Blondeau, ENSM, Saint-Etienne, France

This book offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of welding. The first part of the book provides a review of the various different welding processes in use, including both traditional and more recent high energy input welding techniques. It then goes on to deal with the entire set of thermal, metallurgical and mechanical phenomena in the heat affected zone (HAZ) of base metals and molten m...

November 2008
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Materials and Surface Engineering in Tribology

Jamal Takadoum, ENSMM, Besançon, France

This title is designed to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of tribology and will thus serve as a useful reference guide suitable for students, researchers and engineers alike.
The book is divided into three sections.
Section 1 introduces the notion of a surface in tribology where a solid surface is described from topographical, structural, mechanical and energetic perspectives. It al...

November 2008
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Plastic Forming Processes

Maurice Reyne, Consultant

Many books covering plastic materials analyze the behavior of these materials based on their chemical components or their mechanical properties from mathematical concepts.
These approaches, which are fundamental for research, do not concern “transformers” or users who need practical advice. Nevertheless, there are approximately 20 basic implementation techniques and each of them is distinguished...

November 2008
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Structural Components

Mechanical Tests and Behavioral Laws

Edited by Dominique François, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France

The mechanical tests presented in this book are essential for determining the basic properties of the materials used. Areas covered include elasticity, tensile and compression tests, hardness, endurance tests and dynamic tests....

August 2008
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Heat Transfer in Materials Forming Processes

With Exercises and Solutions

Jean-Luc Battaglia, University of Bordeaux, France

Heat Transfer in Materials Forming Processes deals with the solution of thermal problems in various processes, such as molding, cutting, welding or grinding, involved in working with or manufacturing materials.
Two approaches are presented for each type of application. The first is analytical, leading to general solutions that are well-suited to the needs of the engineer at the time when the proc...

July 2008
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Materials with Rheological Properties

Calculation of Structures

Constantin Cristescu, Institute of Railway Studies and Research, Bucharest, Romania

This book presents the evolution of the mathematical models used to calculate the resistance structures and the conditions which enable progress to be made in this field.
The author presents equations describing the behavior of each possible type of resistance structure (with discrete collaboration, continuous collaboration and complex composition). These equations are then redefined in the parti...

November 2007
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Ceramic Materials

Processes, Properties and Applications

Edited by Philippe Boch†, SPCI, France Jean-Claude Nièpce, University of Bourgogne, France

This book is primarily an introduction to the vast family of ceramic materials. The first part is devoted to the basics of ceramics and processes: raw materials, powders synthesis, shaping and sintering. It discusses traditional ceramics as well as “technical” ceramics – both oxide and non-oxide – which have multiple developments. The second part focuses on properties and applications, and discuss...

March 2007
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Fatigue Life Analyses of Welded Structures

FLAWS

Tom Lassen, Agder University College, Grimstad, Norway Naman Recho, University Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France

Avoiding or controlling fatigue damage is a major issue in the design and inspection of welded structures subjected to dynamic loading. Life predictions are usually used for safe life analysis, i.e. for verifying that it is very unlikely that fatigue damage will occur during the target service life of a structure. Damage tolerance analysis is used for predicting the behavior of a fatigue crack and...

October 2006
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Multi-mechanism Modeling of the Inelastic Material Behaviour

Georges Cailletaud Kacem Sai

This book aims to present a class of so-called multimechanism models that are able to account for complex monotonic and cyclic mechanical behaviors and for deformation mechanisms with a reasonable number of material parameters and internal variables. This is a phenomenological approach, which is intermediate between the unified model type and the micro-mechanical models. The mechanisms
can be ass...

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Mechanics of Dislocation Fields

Claude Fressengeas

With the present industrial trend towards system size reduction and material design at the nano-scale, this book aims to characterize the plasticity of crystalline materials at both the micro- and nano-scales.
The author presents the collective behavior of dislocation ensembles
based on a continuous description using the powerful tools of the
mathematical theory of partial differential equation...

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Statistical Approaches to unsaturated Capillary Flows in Pores, Joints, Soils and other Heterogeneous Media.

Rachid Ababou

This book focuses on physical models (in the sense of mathematical
physics) and statistical approaches to air/water flow in systems of pores and capillary tubes, in smooth or rough planar joints (e.g. rock fractures), and in heterogeneous porous media (e.g. soils, rocks) based on properly up-scaled equations (e.g. Darcy-Richards or Darcy-Muskat with nonlinear anisotropy). The methods and models a...

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