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Testing of materials

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Handbook of Plastics Testing and Failure Analysis

Handbook of Plastics Testing and Failure Analysis

Author: Vishu Shah Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2020

Written in easy-to-read and -use format, this book provides a strong training resource and reference for product designers using plastics in their products - helping them identify, quantify, and confirm whether problems are related to product design or process. * Updates coverage of data analysis techniques and examples and expands coverage of failure analysis, key because of increased litigation related to product liability * Overviews plastic testing methods and the framework to investigate causes of plastic part failure * Provides a strong training resource and reference for product designers using plastics in their products * Features a video tour of a plastics testing plant on a companion website and has a separate manual of problems and solutions that are appropriate for college professors using the book as a class textbook

Discrete and Continuum Models for Complex Metamaterials

Discrete and Continuum Models for Complex Metamaterials

Author: Francesco (Universita degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy) dell'Isola Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2020

Bringing together contributions on a diverse range of topics, this text explores the relationship between discrete and continuum mechanics as a tool to model new and complex metamaterials. Providing a comprehensive bibliography and historical review of the field, it covers mechanical, acoustic and pantographic metamaterials, discusses Naive Model Theory and Lagrangian discrete models, and their applications, and presents methods for pantographic structures and variational methods for multidisciplinary modeling and computation. The relationship between discrete and continuous models is discussed from both mathematical and engineering viewpoints, making the text ideal for those interested in the foundation of mechanics and computational applications, and innovative viewpoints on the use of discrete systems to model metamaterials are presented for those who want to go deeper into the field. An ideal text for graduate students and researchers interested in continuum approaches to the study of modern materials, in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, applied mathematics, physics, and materials science.

Recent Developments in the Theory of Shells

Recent Developments in the Theory of Shells

Author: Holm Altenbach Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2019

This book commemorates the 80th birthday of Prof. W. Pietraszkiewicz, a prominent specialist in the field of general shell theory. Reflecting Prof. Pietraszkiewicz's focus, the respective papers address a range of current problems in the theory of shells. In addition, they present other structural mechanics problems involving dimension-reduced models. Lastly, several applications are discussed, including material models for such dimension-reduced structures.

Heritage Wood Investigation and Conservation of Art on Wood

Heritage Wood Investigation and Conservation of Art on Wood

Author: Austin Nevin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2019

This volume highlights recent research efforts in the conservation and investigation of works of art on wood. Through eleven case studies it showcases different experimental methods ranging from X-ray analysis of objects to the study of cross-sections made from micro-samples. New research focusing on the technical study, treatment and assessment of works of art on wood in its many forms is featured in this edited volume. Technical studies include the attribution and investigations of a triptych by Hans Memling and a sculpture from workshop of Michel and Gregor Erhart, decorated Syrian rooms, and investigations of finely carved Gothic wooden objects. Synchrotron-based methods are presented for studying the alteration of 19th c. verdigris in Norway, and multi-analytical methods are employed for the investigations of 16th to 19th c. East Asian lacquer from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Novel methods for the cleaning of gilded surfaces using gels and emulsions are shown, as are innovative strategies for the consolidation for waterlogged wood, providing key data for the assessment of risks and benefits of new methods, and the short and long-term effects on gilding layers and archaeological wood. The book clearly shows how collaboration between engineers, physicists, biologists and chemists and conservators of different types of materials can lead to new research in conservation science. This book is crucial reading for conservators and conservation scientists, as well as for technical art historians, providing key methodological case studies of polychromy from different temporal and geographical contexts.

Statistical Meso-Mechanics of Damage and Failure: How Microdamage Induces Disaster Series Publication of Multiscale Mechanics

Statistical Meso-Mechanics of Damage and Failure: How Microdamage Induces Disaster Series Publication of Multiscale Mechanics

Author: Yilong Bai, Mengfen Xia, Fujiu Ke Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2019

This book introduces a trans-scale framework necessary for the physical understanding of breakdown behaviors and presents some new paradigm to clarify the mechanisms underlying the trans-scale processes. The book, which is based on the interaction of mechanics and statistical physics, will help to deepen the understanding of how microdamage induces disaster and benefit the forecasting of the occurrence of catastrophic rupture. It offers notes and problems in each part as interesting background and illustrative exercises. Readers of the book would be graduate students, researchers, engineers working on civil, mechanical and geo-engineering, etc. However, people with various background but interested in disaster reduction and forecasting, like applied physics, geophysics, seismology, etc., may also be interested in the book.

Digital Shearography New Developments and Applications

Digital Shearography New Developments and Applications

Author: Lianxiang Yang, Xin Xie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

It has been more than a decade since SPIE Press published the first book on shearography in 2003: Digital Shearography: Theory and Application of Digital Speckle Pattern Shearing Interferometry by Wolfgang Steinchen and Lianxiang Yang. That book has greatly contributed to enabling better understanding and improvement of the digital shearography technique. During the past 13 years, digital shearography has been widely applied by industry and accepted as a practical tool for nondestructive testing; at the same time, the technique itself has been greatly improved. This new book presents the principles and applications of phase shift digital shearography, especially spatial phase shift digital shearography, and reviews the state-of-the-art improvements and new developments of digital shearography for nondestructive testing and strain measurement. The authors provide a unified, self-contained treatment of the theory, practice, and applications of shearographic interferometry with problems and questions. The book will meet the requirements of graduate students, as well as be of assistance in research and industry applications.

Light Microscopy of Carbon Steels

Light Microscopy of Carbon Steels

Author: ASM International, L.E. Samuels Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Containing over 1,200 representative micrographs and the information and explanatory text that makes them really useful, including composition, condition, etchant, magnification, and more than 100 graphs and tables, this 'how to' book not only gives everyday working examples, but also discusses the relationship between the constitution, metallurgy, and microstructure of various carbon steel products. Contents: Nomenclature of Phases and Constituents; Phase Transformations; Low-Carbon Irons and Steels; Annealing and Normalizing; Spheroidization and Graphitization; Austenitization; Transformation of Austenite; Tempering of Martensite; Welding; Surface Oxidation, Decarburation and Oxidation Scaling; Glossary of Terms; EtchingMethods; ConversionTables; Index.

Troubleshooting Finite-Element Modeling with Abaqus With Application in Structural Engineering Analysis

Troubleshooting Finite-Element Modeling with Abaqus With Application in Structural Engineering Analysis

Author: Raphael Jean Boulbes Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2019

This book gives Abaqus users who make use of finite-element models in academic or practitioner-based research the in-depth program knowledge that allows them to debug a structural analysis model. The book provides many methods and guidelines for different analysis types and modes, that will help readers to solve problems that can arise with Abaqus if a structural model fails to converge to a solution. The use of Abaqus affords a general checklist approach to debugging analysis models, which can also be applied to structural analysis. The author uses step-by-step methods and detailed explanations of special features in order to identify the solutions to a variety of problems with finite-element models. The book promotes: * a diagnostic mode of thinking concerning error messages; * better material definition and the writing of user material subroutines; * work with the Abaqus mesher and best practice in doing so; * the writing of user element subroutines and contact features with convergence issues; and * consideration of hardware and software issues and a Windows HPC cluster solution. The methods and information provided facilitate job diagnostics and help to obtain converged solutions for finite-element models regarding structural component assemblies in static or dynamic analysis. The troubleshooting advice ensures that these solutions are both high-quality and cost-effective according to practical experience. The book offers an in-depth guide for students learning about Abaqus, as each problem and solution are complemented by examples and straightforward explanations. It is also useful for academics and structural engineers wishing to debug Abaqus models on the basis of error and warning messages that arise during finite-element modelling processing.

Nondestructive Evaluation and Monitoring Technologies, Documentation, Diagnosis and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Nondestructive Evaluation and Monitoring Technologies, Documentation, Diagnosis and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Author: Ahmad Osman Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2019

This book highlights the benefits of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods and their applications on several cultural heritage sites including the Holy Selphuchre Monitoring System in Jerusalem. This book demonstrates Nondestructive sensing technologies and inspection modules as main tools for documentation, diagnosis, characterization, preservation planning, monitoring and quality of restoration, assessment and evaluation of material and preservation work.

Recent Advances in Material Sciences Select Proceedings of ICLIET 2018

Recent Advances in Material Sciences Select Proceedings of ICLIET 2018

Author: Satish Pujari Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2019

This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Latest Innovations in Materials Engineering and Technology (ICLIET 2018). The book focuses on diverse engineering materials, their design and applications. The materials in discussion include those related to coatings, polymers, composites, tribology, acoustic insulators, lubricants, and cryogenics. The book also highlights emerging nano and micro materials, bio engineering materials, as well as new energy materials for solar cells and photovoltaic cells. This book will serve as an useful reference for students, researchers, and professionals working in the field of materials science and engineering.

Eddy-Current Nondestructive Evaluation

Eddy-Current Nondestructive Evaluation

Author: Nicola Bowler Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2019

This book covers the topic of eddy current nondestructive evaluation, the most commonly practiced method of electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation (NDE). It emphasizes a clear presentation of the concepts, laws and relationships of electricity and magnetism upon which eddy current inspection methods are founded. The chapters include material on signals obtained using many common eddy current probe types in various testing environments. Introductory mathematical and physical concepts in electromagnetism are introduced in sufficient detail and summarized in the Appendices for easy reference. Worked examples and simple calculations that can be done by hand are distributed throughout the text. These and more complex end-of-chapter examples and assignments are designed to impart a working knowledge of the connection between electromagnetic theory and the practical measurements described. The book is intended to equip readers with sufficient knowledge to optimize routine eddy current NDE inspections, or design new ones. It is useful for graduate engineers and scientists seeking a deeper understanding of electromagnetic methods of NDE than can be found in a guide for practitioners.

Mechanical Properties of Silicon Based Compounds: Silicides

Mechanical Properties of Silicon Based Compounds: Silicides

Author: Joshua Pelleg Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

This book focuses on the mechanical properties of silicides for very large scale integration (VLSI) applications. It presents the fabrication process for bulk silicides and thin films, and list complete testing deformation for a variety of silicon based compounds. The author also presents dislocation in silicides, fatigue and fracture aspects. A special chapter is given on deformation in silicides in the nano scale. Composites and alloys are also considered.