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Materials Characterization: Modern Methods and Applications (Hardback)
  • Materials Characterization: Modern Methods and Applications (Hardback)

Materials Characterization: Modern Methods and Applications (Hardback)

Hardback 334 Pages / Published: 09/11/2015
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This book, which is a result of a coordinated effort by 22 researchers from five different countries, addresses the methods of determining the local and global mechanical properties of a variety of materials: metals, plastics, rubber, and ceramics. The first chapter treats nanoindentation techniques comprehensively. Chapter 2 concerns polymer surface properties using nanoindentation techniques. Chapter 3 deals with the wear properties of dental composites. Chapter 4 compares the global and local properties of a lead-free solder. Chapter 5 discusses the methods of determining plastic zones at the crack tip. Fatigue resistance of a synthetic polymer under different loading conditions is dealt with in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 is a review of the methods used to measure fatigue crack growth resistance. Chapter 8 treats bulk and surface properties of coated materials, and the final chapter presents a method for determining elastic constants using a resonance technique. All in all, its depth of coverage makes it a must-have for research scholars, graduate students, and teachers.

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9789814613064
Number of pages: 334
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


"This timely book gives an impressive overview of the mechanical characterization of materials in terms of theories and applications. It provides good examples that illustrate the methods to determine the local and global mechanical properties of a wide range of materials. It is a good reference book for academic researchers in various engineering disciplines and professional engineers to gain a comprehensive understanding of materials characterization and select appropriate methods to assess the mechanical responses of advanced materials."
- Dr. Jinju Chen, Newcastle University, UK

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