Mechanics of Multiscale Hybrid Nanocomposites

Mechanics of Multiscale Hybrid Nanocomposites
Author: Farzad Ebrahimi,Ali Dabbagh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN: 0128231629
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Multiscale Hybrid Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

Mechanics of Multiscale Hybrid Nanocomposites provides a practical and application-based investigation of both static and dynamic behaviors of multiscale hybrid nanocomposites. The book outlines how to predict the mechanical behavior and material characteristics of these nanocomposites via two-step micromechanical homogenization techniques performed in an energy-based approach that is incorporated with the strain-displacement relations of shear deformable beam, plate and shell theories. The effects of using various nanofillers are detailed, providing readers with the best methods of improving nanocomposite stiffness. Both numerical (Ritz, Rayleigh-Ritz, etc.) and analytical (Navier, Galerkin, etc.) solution methods are outlined, along with examples and techniques. Demonstrates the influences of carbon nanotube agglomerates and wave phenomena on the constitutive modeling of three-phase hybrid nanocomposites Analyzes nonlinear dynamic characteristics of hybrid nanocomposite systems, as well as how to monitor the system’s stability via linearization technique Discusses the stability of linear nanocomposite systems subjected to the dispersion of elastic waves and bending loads Outlines how to design three-phase nanocomposite structures for resistance against buckling-mode failure Instructs how to derive the governing equations of continuous systems in both linear and nonlinear regimes in the framework of various types of kinematic shell and plate theories

Mechanics of Multiscale Hybrid Nanocomposites

Mechanics of Multiscale Hybrid Nanocomposites
Author: Farzad Ebrahimi,Ali Dabbagh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2022-02-04
ISBN: 0128196149
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Multiscale Hybrid Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

Mechanics of Multiscale Hybrid Nanocomposites provides a practical and application-based investigation of both static and dynamic behaviors of multiscale hybrid nanocomposites. The book outlines how to predict the mechanical behavior and material characteristics of these nanocomposites via two-step micromechanical homogenization techniques performed in an energy-based approach that is incorporated with the strain-displacement relations of shear deformable beam, plate and shell theories. The effects of using various nanofillers are detailed, providing readers with the best methods of improving nanocomposite stiffness. Both numerical (Ritz, Rayleigh-Ritz, etc.) and analytical (Navier, Galerkin, etc.) solution methods are outlined, along with examples and techniques. Demonstrates the influences of carbon nanotube agglomerates and wave phenomena on the constitutive modeling of three-phase hybrid nanocomposites Analyzes nonlinear dynamic characteristics of hybrid nanocomposite systems, as well as how to monitor the system's stability via linearization technique Discusses the stability of linear nanocomposite systems subjected to the dispersion of elastic waves and bending loads Outlines how to design three-phase nanocomposite structures for resistance against buckling-mode failure Instructs how to derive the governing equations of continuous systems in both linear and nonlinear regimes in the framework of various types of kinematic shell and plate theories

All carbon Composites and Hybrids

All carbon Composites and Hybrids
Author: Dr Oxana V. Kharissova,Dr Boris Kharissov
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2021-05-07
ISBN: 1839161760
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All carbon Composites and Hybrids Book Excerpt:

All-carbon composites are carbon materials reinforced with other carbon materials, typically nanostructures such as carbon nanofibers or nanotubes. There are a large number of all-carbon materials, many of which demonstrate unique and useful sets of properties. Combining and hybridising different carbon materials and nanomaterials together also opens up a number of possibilities to fine-tune the materials for desirable combinations of these properties. All-carbon Composites and Hybrids provides a broad overview of these materials including discussions of synthesis, characterisation and the applications of a wide variety of all-carbon composite materials. This will be a useful volume for any researchers interested in carbon and nanotechnology.

Hybrid Nanomaterials

Hybrid Nanomaterials
Author: Suneel Kumar Srivastava,Vikas Mittal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN: 1119160367
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hybrid Nanomaterials Book Excerpt:

A hybrid material is defined as a material composed of an intimate mixture of inorganic components, organic components, or both types of components. In the last few years, a tremendous amount of attention has been given towards the development of materials for efficient energy harvesting; nanostructured hybrid materials have also been gaining significant advances to provide pollutant free drinking water, sensing of environmental pollutants, energy storage and conservation. Separately, intensive work on high performing polymer nanocomposites for applications in the automotive, aerospace and construction industries has been carried out, but the aggregation of many fillers, such as clay, LDH, CNT, graphene, represented a major barrier in their development. Only very recently has this problem been overcome by fabrication and applications of 3D hybrid nanomaterials as nanofillers in a variety of polymers. This book, Hybrid Nanomaterials, examines all the recent developments in the research and specially covers the following subjects: Hybrid nanostructured materials for development of advanced lithium batteries High performing hybrid nanomaterials for supercapacitor applications Nanohybrid materials in the development of solar energy applications Application of hybrid nanomaterials in water purification Advanced nanostructured materials in electromagnetic shielding of radiations Preparation, properties and application of hybrid nanomaterials in sensing of environmental pollutants Development of hybrid fillers/polymer nanocomposites for electronic applications High performance hybrid filler reinforced epoxy nanocomposites State-of-the-art overview of elastomer/hybrid filler nanocomposites

Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites

Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites
Author: Hanieh Kargarzadeh,Ishak Ahmad,Sabu Thomas,Alain Dufresne
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 3527689982
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

An up-to-date and comprehensive overview summarizing recent achievements, the state of the art, and trends in research into nanocellulose and cellulose nanocomposites. Following an introduction, this ready references discusses the characterization as well surface modification of cellulose nanocomposites before going into details of the manufacturing and the self-assembly of such compounds. After a description of various alternatives, including thermoplastic, thermosetting, rubber, and fully green cellulose nanocomposites, the book continues with their mechanic and thermal properties, as well as crystallization and rheology behavior. A summary of spectroscopic and water sorption properties precedes a look at environmental health and safety of these nanocomposites. With its coverage of a wide variety of materials, important characterization tools and resulting applications, this is an essential reference for beginners as well as experienced researchers.

Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites 2 Volume Set

Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites  2 Volume Set
Author: Hanieh Kargarzadeh,Ishak Ahmad,Sabu Thomas,Alain Dufresne
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 914
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 3527338667
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites 2 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

An up-to-date and comprehensive overview summarizing recent achievements, the state of the art, and trends in research into nanocellulose and cellulose nanocomposites. Following an introduction, this ready references discusses the characterization as well surface modification of cellulose nanocomposites before going into details of the manufacturing and the self-assembly of such compounds. After a description of various alternatives, including thermoplastic, thermosetting, rubber, and fully green cellulose nanocomposites, the book continues with their mechanic and thermal properties, as well as crystallization and rheology behavior. A summary of spectroscopic and water sorption properties precedes a look at environmental health and safety of these nanocomposites. With its coverage of a wide variety of materials, important characterization tools and resulting applications, this is an essential reference for beginners as well as experienced researchers.

Principles of Composite Material Mechanics

Principles of Composite Material Mechanics
Author: Ronald F. Gibson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 1498788246
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Composite Material Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Principles of Composite Material Mechanics covers a unique blend of classical and contemporary mechanics of composites technologies. It presents analytical approaches ranging from the elementary mechanics of materials to more advanced elasticity and finite element numerical methods, discusses novel materials such as nanocomposites and hybrid multiscale composites, and examines the hygrothermal, viscoelastic, and dynamic behavior of composites. This fully revised and expanded Fourth Edition of the popular bestseller reflects the current state of the art, fresh insight gleaned from the author’s ongoing composites research, and pedagogical improvements based on feedback from students, colleagues, and the author’s own course notes. New to the Fourth Edition New worked-out examples and homework problems are added in most chapters, bringing the grand total to 95 worked-out examples (a 19% increase) and 212 homework problems (a 12% increase) Worked-out example problems and homework problems are now integrated within the chapters, making it clear to which section each example problem and homework problem relates Answers to selected homework problems are featured in the back of the book Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Fourth Edition provides a solid foundation upon which students can begin work in composite materials science and engineering. A complete solutions manual is included with qualifying course adoption.

Processing of Polymer based Nanocomposites

Processing of Polymer based Nanocomposites
Author: Suprakas Sinha Ray
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN: 331997792X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Processing of Polymer based Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

Processing of polymer nanocomposites usually requires special attention since the resultant structure—micro- and nano-level, is directly influenced by among other factors, polymer/nano-additive chemistry and the processing strategy. This book consolidates knowledge, from fundamental to product development, on polymer nanocomposites processing with special emphasis on the processing-structure-property-performance relationships in a wide range of polymer nanocomposites. Furthermore, this book focuses on emerging processing technologies such as electrospinning, which has very exciting applications ranging from medical to filtration. Additionally, the important role played by the nanoparticles in polymer blends structures has been illustrated in the current book, with special focus on fundamental aspects and properties of nanoparticles migration and interface crossing in immiscible polymer blend nanocomposites. This book focuses heavily on the processing technologies and strategies and extensively addresses the processing-structure-property-performance relationships in a wide range of polymer nanocomposites, such as commodity polymers (chapter 1), engineering polymers (chapter 2), elastomers (chapter 3), thermosets (chapter 4), biopolymers (chapter 5), polymer blends (chapter 6), and electrospun polymer (chapter 7). The important role played by nanoparticles in polymer blends structures in particular is illustrated. The book is useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students (polymer engineering, materials science & engineering, chemical & process engineering), as well as research & development personnel, engineers, and material scientists.

Advances in Engineering Materials Structures and Systems Innovations Mechanics and Applications

Advances in Engineering Materials  Structures and Systems  Innovations  Mechanics and Applications
Author: Alphose Zingoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2435
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN: 0429761163
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Engineering Materials Structures and Systems Innovations Mechanics and Applications Book Excerpt:

Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications comprises 411 papers that were presented at SEMC 2019, the Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2 to 4 September 2019. The subject matter reflects the broad scope of SEMC conferences, and covers a wide variety of engineering materials (both traditional and innovative) and many types of structures. The many topics featured in these Proceedings can be classified into six broad categories that deal with: (i) the mechanics of materials and fluids (elasticity, plasticity, flow through porous media, fluid dynamics, fracture, fatigue, damage, delamination, corrosion, bond, creep, shrinkage, etc); (ii) the mechanics of structures and systems (structural dynamics, vibration, seismic response, soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, response to blast and impact, response to fire, structural stability, buckling, collapse behaviour); (iii) the numerical modelling and experimental testing of materials and structures (numerical methods, simulation techniques, multi-scale modelling, computational modelling, laboratory testing, field testing, experimental measurements); (iv) innovations and special structures (nanostructures, adaptive structures, smart structures, composite structures, bio-inspired structures, shell structures, membranes, space structures, lightweight structures, long-span structures, tall buildings, wind turbines, etc); (v) design in traditional engineering materials (steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite, aluminium, masonry, timber, glass); (vi) the process of structural engineering (conceptualisation, planning, analysis, design, optimization, construction, assembly, manufacture, testing, maintenance, monitoring, assessment, repair, strengthening, retrofitting, decommissioning). The SEMC 2019 Proceedings will be of interest to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers. Researchers, developers, practitioners and academics in these disciplines will find them useful. Two versions of the papers are available. Short versions, intended to be concise but self-contained summaries of the full papers, are in this printed book. The full versions of the papers are in the e-book.

Experimental and Applied Mechanics Volume 6

Experimental and Applied Mechanics  Volume 6
Author: Tom Proulx
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2011-05-27
ISBN: 1461402220
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental and Applied Mechanics Volume 6 Book Excerpt:

Experimental and Applied Mechanics represents one of eight volumes of technical papers presented at the Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, held at Uncasville, Connecticut, June 13-16, 2011. The full set of proceedings also includes volumes on Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials, Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials and Processes in Conventional and Multifunctional Materials, MEMS and Nanotechnology; Optical Measurements, Modeling and, Metrology; Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Thermomechanics and Infra-Red Imaging, and Engineering Applications of Residual Stress.

Characterization of Nanocomposites

Characterization of Nanocomposites
Author: Frank Abdi,Mohit Garg
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1315341247
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characterization of Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

These days, advanced multiscale hybrid materials are being produced in the industry, studied by universities, and used in several applications. Unlike for macromaterials, it is difficult to obtain the physical, mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of nanomaterials because of the scale. Designers, however, must have knowledge of these properties to perform any finite element analysis or durability and damage tolerance analysis. This is the book that brings this knowledge within easy reach. What makes the book unique is the fact that its approach that combines multiscale multiphysics and statistical analysis with multiscale progressive failure analysis. The combination gives a very powerful tool for minimizing tests, improving accuracy, and understanding the effect of the statistical nature of materials, in addition to the mechanics of advanced multiscale materials, all the way to failure. The book focuses on obtaining valid mechanical properties of nanocomposite materials by accurate prediction and observed physical tests, as well as by evaluation of test anomalies of advanced multiscale nanocomposites containing nanoparticles of different shapes, such as chopped fiber, spherical, and platelet, in polymeric, ceramic, and metallic materials. The prediction capability covers delamination, fracture toughness, impact resistance, conductivity, and fire resistance of nanocomposites. The methodology employs a high-fidelity procedure backed with comparison of predictions with test data for various types of static, fatigue, dynamic, and crack growth problems. Using the proposed approach, a good correlation between the simulation and experimental data is established.

Metal Matrix Composites

Metal Matrix Composites
Author: Suneev Anil Bansal,Virat Khanna,Pallav Gupta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2022-08-23
ISBN: 1000626792
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metal Matrix Composites Book Excerpt:

Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) are materials that can be tailored to achieve specific properties, influenced by fabrication techniques. "Metal Matrix Composites: Fabrication, Production and 3D Printing" cover various aspects of fabrication, production and new manufacturing techniques including research and development. It includes conventional fabrication techniques and methods required to synthesize micro/nano MMCs. Multivariate approach required to optimize production including development of complex geometries is explained as well. Features: Provides in-depth information on fabrication, production, and advanced manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs). Details about matrix, reinforcement, and application-oriented fabrication processes. Emphasizes on advance processing methods like metal 3D printing, additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques. Provides comprehensive record of fabrication development in MMCs. Focus on materials and application-based processing techniques. This book aims at graduate students, researchers and professionals in micro/nano science and technology, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, metallurgy, and composites.

Tribology of Polymers Polymer Composites and Polymer Nanocomposites

Tribology of Polymers  Polymer Composites  and Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: Soney C. George,Jozef T. Haponiuk,Sabu Thomas,Rakesh Reghunath,Sarath P. S.
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2022-10-08
ISBN: 0323907490
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tribology of Polymers Polymer Composites and Polymer Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

Tribology of Polymers, Polymer Composites, and Polymer Nanocomposites combines fundamental knowledge with the latest findings in the area of polymer tribology. From testing of property-related mechanisms to prediction of wear using artificial neural networks, the book explores all relevant polymer types, including elastomers, epoxy-based, nylon, and more while also discussing their different types of reinforcement, such as particulates, short fibers, natural fibers, and beyond. New developments in sustainable materials, environmental effects, nanoscaled fillers, and self-lubrication are each discussed, as are applications of these materials, guidelines for when to use certain polymer systems, and functional groups of polymers. Experimental methods and modeling and prediction techniques are also outlined. The tribology of graphene-based, biodegradable, hybrid nanofiller/polymer nanocomposites and other types of polymers is discussed at length. Synthesizes the latest cutting-edge research in the tribological behaviors and applications of polymeric materials Covers all relevant polymer types and concepts, including elastomers and natural fibers, different types of reinforcement materials, sustainable materials, interfacial modifiers and the environmental effects of self-lubrication Outlines modeling techniques and how filler-matrix pairings and other approaches can control wear mechanisms

Sustainable Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites

Sustainable Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites
Author: Inamuddin,Sabu Thomas,Raghvendra Kumar Mishra,Abdullah M. Asiri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1440
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN: 3030053997
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

This book presents emerging economical and environmentally friendly polymer composites that are free of the side effects observed in traditional composites. It focuses on eco-friendly composite materials using granulated cork, a by-product of the cork industry; cellulose pulp from the recycling of paper residues; hemp fibers; and a range of other environmentally friendly materials procured from various sources. The book presents the manufacturing methods, properties and characterization techniques of these eco-friendly composites. The respective chapters address classical and recent aspects of eco-friendly polymer composites and their chemistry, along with practical applications in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, automotive and other sectors. Topics addressed include the fundamentals, processing, properties, practicality, drawbacks and advantages of eco-friendly polymer composites. Featuring contributions by experts in the field with a variety of backgrounds and specialties, the book will appeal to researchers and students in the fields of materials science and environmental science. Moreover, it fills the gap between research work in the laboratory and practical applications in related industries.

Fiber Reinforced Nanocomposites Fundamentals and Applications

Fiber Reinforced Nanocomposites  Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Baoguo Han,Sumit Sharma,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Longbiao Li,K. Subrahmanya Bhat
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2020-03-13
ISBN: 0128199105
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Reinforced Nanocomposites Fundamentals and Applications Book Excerpt:

Fiber-reinforced Nanocomposites: Fundamentals and Applications explores the fundamental concepts and emerging applications of fiber-reinforced nanocomposites in the automobile, aerospace, transportation, construction, sporting goods, optics, electronics, acoustics and environmental sector. In addition, the book provides a detailed overview of the properties of fiber-reinforced nanocomposites, including discussion on embedding these high-strength fibers in matrices. Due to the mismatch in structure, density, strain and thermal expansion coefficients between matrix and fibers, their thermo-mechanical properties strongly depend not only on the preparative methods, but also on the interaction between reinforcing phase and matrix phase. This book offers a concise overview of these advances and how they are leading to the creation of stronger, more durable classes of nanocomposite materials. Explores the interaction between fiber, nanoreinforcers and matrices at the nanoscale Shows how the properties of fiber-enforced nanocomposites are ideal for use for a variety of consumer products Outlines the major challenges to creating fiber-reinforced nanocomposites effectively

Recent Advances in Materials Processing and Characterization

Recent Advances in Materials Processing and Characterization
Author: A. Arockiarajan,M. Duraiselvam,Ramesh Raju,N. Subba Reddy,K. Satyanarayana
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2022-09-29
ISBN: 9811953473
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Materials Processing and Characterization Book Excerpt:

This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC 2021). It particularly focuses on emerging trends related to advanced materials processing and characterization and current practices in industries. It discusses innovative manufacturing processes, standards and technologies used to broaden the knowledge of materials and also help to increase innovation and responsiveness to ever-increasing international needs, more in-depth studies of functionally graded materials/ tailor-made materials. This book will be a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals working in the various areas of materials science.

Multi Scale Continuum Mechanics Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Multi Scale Continuum Mechanics Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: Wim Van Paepegem
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 764
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN: 0128189851
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Scale Continuum Mechanics Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Excerpt:

Multi-scale modelling of composites is a very relevant topic in composites science. This is illustrated by the numerous sessions in the recent European and International Conferences on Composite Materials, but also by the fast developments in multi-scale modelling software tools, developed by large industrial players such as Siemens (Virtual Material Characterization toolkit and MultiMechanics virtual testing software), MSC/e-Xstream (Digimat software), Simulia (micromechanics plug-in in Abaqus), HyperSizer (Multi-scale design of composites), Altair (Altair Multiscale Designer) This book is intended to be an ideal reference on the latest advances in multi-scale modelling of fibre-reinforced polymer composites, that is accessible for both (young) researchers and end users of modelling software. We target three main groups: This book aims at a complete introduction and overview of the state-of-the-art in multi-scale modelling of composites in three axes: • ranging from prediction of homogenized elastic properties to nonlinear material behaviour • ranging from geometrical models for random packing of unidirectional fibres over meso-scale geometries for textile composites to orientation tensors for short fibre composites • ranging from damage modelling of unidirectionally reinforced composites over textile composites to short fibre-reinforced composites The book covers the three most important scales in multi-scale modelling of composites: (i) micro-scale, (ii) meso-scale and (iii) macro-scale. The nano-scale and related atomistic and molecular modelling approaches are deliberately excluded, since the book wants to focus on continuum mechanics and there are already a lot of dedicated books about polymer nanocomposites. A strong focus is put on physics-based damage modelling, in the sense that the chapters devote attention to modelling the different damage mechanisms (matrix cracking, fibre/matrix debonding, delamination, fibre fracture,...) in such a way that the underlying physics of the initiation and growth of these damage modes is respected. The book also gives room to not only discuss the finite element based approaches for multi-scale modelling, but also much faster methods that are popular in industrial software, such as Mean Field Homogenization methods (based on Mori-Tanaka and Eshelby solutions) and variational methods (shear lag theory and more advanced theories). Since the book targets a wide audience, the focus is put on the most common numerical approaches that are used in multi-scale modelling. Very specialized numerical methods like peridynamics modelling, Material Point Method, eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM), isogeometric analysis, SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics),... are excluded. Outline of the book The book is divided in three large parts, well balanced with each a similar number of chapters:

Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Research Day 2017

Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Research Day 2017
Author: Mohd Fadzli Bin Abdollah,Tee Boon Tuan,Mohd Azli Salim,Mohd Zaid Akop,Rainah Ismail,Haslinda Musa
Publsiher: Centre for Advanced Research on Energy
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2017-05-29
ISBN: 9670257883
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Research Day 2017 Book Excerpt:

This e-book is a compilation of papers presented at the Mechanical Engineering Research Day 2017 (MERD'17) - Melaka, Malaysia on 30 March 2017.

ICCS20 20th International Conference on Composite Structures

ICCS20   20th International Conference on Composite Structures
Author: Nicholas Fantuzzi
Publsiher: Società Editrice Esculapio
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-24
ISBN: 8893850419
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICCS20 20th International Conference on Composite Structures Book Excerpt:

Composite materials have aroused a great interest over the last few decades, as proven by the huge number of scientific papers and industrial progress. The increase in the use of composite structures in different engineering practices justify the present international meeting where researches from every part of the globe can share and discuss the recent advancements regarding the use of structural components within advanced applications such as buckling, vibrations, repair, reinforcements, concrete, composite laminated materials and more recent metamaterials. Studies about composite structures are truly multidisciplinary and the given contributions can help other researches and professional engineers in their own field. This Conference is suitable as a reference for engineers and scientists working in the professional field, in the industry and the academia and it gives the possibility to share recent advancements in different engineering practices to the outside world. This book aims to collect selected plenary and key-note lectures of this International Conference. For this reason, the establishment of this 20th edition of International Conference on Composite Structures has appeared appropriate to continue what has been begun during the previous editions. ICCS wants to be an occasion for many researchers from each part of the globe to meet and discuss about the recent advancements regarding the use of composite structures, sandwich panels, nanotechnology, bio-composites, delamination and fracture, experimental methods, manufacturing and other countless topics that have filled many sessions during this conference. As a proof of this event, which has taken place in Paris (France), selected plenary and key-note lectures have been collected in the present book.

Introduction to Polymer Clay Nanocomposites

Introduction to Polymer Clay Nanocomposites
Author: Ahmet Gurses
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-07-29
ISBN: 9814613037
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Polymer Clay Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on polymer–clay nanocomposite materials. It introduces readers to polymers, clays, and organo-clay and discusses the nature of interparticle interactions and physical adsorption, which are predominant in the synthesis of organo-clay; conversion of clay to organo-clay; interactions between functional groups in the interlayer region of clay and modifier ions; synthesis of organo-clays and their uses; and the commercial utilization of organo-clays. The text then covers the preparation of polymer–clay nanocomposites and their characterization, properties, performance, and applications. The primary goal of this book is to aid readers who wish to engage in the research and development of polymer–clay nanocomposites and to offer them an overview of the commonly used polymer–clay nanocomposites and their origins, manufacture, properties, and potential applications. This book will serve as a general introduction to researchers just entering the field and as a useful reference for scholars from other subfields.