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Spinel Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • December 6, 2024
  • Ankush Vij + 3 more
  • English
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Spinel Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications reviews the key principles, methods, applications, and research directions of spinel materials. Fundamental aspects such as the relationship between their size, metal ion occupancy, and physical behavior are introduced. Then, the synthesis methods to produce these materials and characterization methods used to observe their behaviors are reviewed. The electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of spinel materials make them suitable for wide range of uses, but especially for energy applications. The book reviews the most relevant opportunities and challenges of the use of spinel materials for energy applications.This resource is suitable for researchers and practitioners working in the subject area of materials science and engineering, and may also be of interest to those working in chemistry or physics disciplines.

Bio-Based and Bio-Inspired Pavement Construction Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • December 2, 2024
  • Ellie H. Fini + 1 more
  • English
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Bio-Based and Bio-Inspired Pavement Construction Materials explores various production techniques, experimental characterization methods, applications, and numerical modeling and simulation approaches for bio-based and bio-inspired pavement materials. The book demonstrates how bio-based and bio-inspired materials can be used in pavements to solve problems related to sustainability while simultaneously enhancing the mechanical properties of asphalt and cementitious materials. Supply chain management, life cost cycle analysis, and environmental assessment of using these materials are all covered as well. Examples of these materials being used in real-life settings are included throughout.

Twisted String Actuation Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Igor Gaponov + 2 more
  • English
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Twisted String Actuation Systems: Applications, Modelling, and Control discusses the emerging area of twisted string actuation. It provides the basics of modeling and control, while also outlining the potential advantages of this actuation technique. Several detailed case studies describe the requirements and design parameters of the TSAs developed for different robotic applications. In addition, the book covers guidelines for engineers on the design and implementation of TSA in new areas and applications, discussing how to select strings with appropriate properties and suitable material, how to model actuators, and how to predict efficiency and lifetime.The book will benefit the engineering community and increase the popularity of this promising novel type of actuator as it brings together the most up-to-date technologies and advances in the TSA field, along with their background and history.

Treatise on Process Metallurgy

  • 2nd Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Seshadri Seetharaman + 4 more
  • English
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Treatise on Process Metallurgy: Volume Two, Process Phenomena provides academics with the fundamentals of the manufacturing of metallic materials, from raw materials into finished parts or products. In these fully updated volumes, coverage is expanded into four volumes, including Process Fundamentals, encompassing process fundamentals, structure and properties of matter; thermodynamic aspects of process metallurgy, and rate phenomena in process metallurgy; Processing Phenomena, encompassing interfacial phenomena in high temperature metallurgy, metallurgical process phenomena, and metallurgical process technology; Metallurgical Processes, encompassing mineral processing, aqueous processing, electrochemical material and energy processes, and iron and steel technology, non-ferrous process principles and production technologies, and more.The work distills the combined academic experience from the principal editor and the multidisciplinary four-member editorial board.

Biologically Inspired Series-Parallel Hybrid Robots

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Shivesh Kumar + 2 more
  • English
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Biologically Inspired Series-Parallel Hybrid Robots: Design, Analysis and Control provides an extensive review of the state-of-the-art in series-parallel hybrid robots, covering all aspects of their mechatronics system design. The book highlights the modular and distributed aspects in their mechanical, electronics, and software design, presenting case studies on various famous series-parallel hybrid robots which will inspire new robot developers. The book also introduces various modern methods for modeling the kinematics and dynamics of complex robots. These methods are also introduced in the form of algorithms or pseudo-code which can be easily programmed with modern day programming languages.

Luminescent Ceramics

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Morteza Sasani Ghamsari + 1 more
  • English
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Luminescent Ceramics: Fundamentals, Properties, Processing and Applications provides a detailed review of luminescent ceramic materials for lighting, dosimetry and security. The book's chapters cover oxide, nitride and fluoride phosphors, garnet transparent ceramics, oxynitride and BeO ceramics, doped MgO nanophosphors and doped MgAl2O4 ceramics for dosimetry and novel thermo-luminescent ceramics for light emitting devices and security applications. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the unique possibilities offered by ceramic materials in the field of light emission and applications. It will be an essential reference resource for any ceramist working in the area of luminescent materials. Luminescent ceramics have become attractive candidates for the development of modern light sources. These ceramics can be used in LEDs, displays and scintillators. Luminescent ceramics can be classified depending on their functionalities. Phosphors are used in a variety of display applications, such as electroluminescent, photoluminescent, plasma and field emission displays, LCDs, cathode ray tubes (CRTs), X-ray detectors, and LEDs.

High-Temperature Tribology of Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • M.F. Wani + 2 more
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High Temperature Tribology of Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites synthesizes the latest cutting-edge research on various applications of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites in high temperature settings. The book covers the fundamentals of high-temperature tribology, the mechanical behavior of these materials in high temperature settings, and their various tribochemical reactions. Methods for improving friction, wear, and lubrication properties of these materials in high temperature settings are covered at length, as are the fabrication methods of ceramics, CMCs and hard ceramic coatings.Additionally, the book includes insights on the various wear modes of ceramics and CMCs such as adhesion wear, abrasion wear, delamination wear, erosion wear, as well as the formation of oxides and other components at elevated temperatures and their influences on friction and wear performance.

Mechanics of Bonded and Adhesively-Bonded Joints

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Xiang-fa Wu
  • English
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Mechanics of Bonded and Adhesively-Bonded Joints provides an overview of the most effective analytical solutions for common bonded and adhesively-bonded joints. In each type of joint analyzed, the analytical stress solution is formulated and final numerical results are provided for easy use and self-learning. Analytical and high-efficiency semi-analytical methods for interfacial stress and fracture analysis of various bonded and adhesively bonded joints are provided as are related joint design insights and advanced applications in structures and devices. Fundamentals of elasticity, fracture mechanics, and viscoelasticity are also introduced. The book starts by introducing different kinds of joining technology and how joints are classified, followed by chapters looking at the fundamentals of elasticity and fracture mechanics. From there the book explores various analytical solutions to interfacial stresses, strength and toughness of bonded joints, the viscoelastic mechanics of adhesives, and the book concludes with a chapter covering the applications of these joining theories, exploring their use in smart materials, microelectronics packaging, surface coatings, laminated composite materials, and more. 

Advances in Separation Sciences

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Pravin G Ingole + 1 more
  • English
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Advances in Separation Sciences: Sustainable Processes and Technologies discusses the different separation technologies and their applications in a variety of industrial processes. The book lists the pros and cons of the various processes for specialized application and outlines selection criteria to provide readers with the knowledge they need to develop processes and technologies themselves. Divided into eight parts, chapters cover sustainable perspectives and developments, theory and mechanisms of various separation processes, advances in sample preparation techniques, advances in chromatography, advances in membrane technology, advances in microfluidics, green and sustainable separation sciences, and challenges and commercialization. In-depth and step-by-step descriptions of the various processes and technologies, explanations of their inclusion in modern industry, and scales for both experimental and theoretical models are also included.

Designing Advanced Respiratory Protective Devices for Pandemics

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Guowen Song + 1 more
  • English
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Designing Advanced Respiratory Protective Devices for Pandemics: Performance, Mechanism and Future Perspectives identifies emerging and critical issues that directly or indirectly influence the protective performance of Respiratory Protective Devices (RPDs), along with important future research directions. The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the vital role of respiratory protection provided by PPE (and RPD) in novel infectious respiratory disease control. A wealth of recent research on coronavirus mitigation measures is combined with prior information on infectious diseases, RPDs, and human physiological and psychological responses to make this a fundamental resource on recent advances, innovative perspectives on respiratory protection, and new applications.The effectiveness of such disease control measures rely greatly on the performance of the RPD, user compliance, and proper use. Only an interdisciplinary approach to this issue can lead to success.