Forensic Polymer Engineering

Forensic Polymer Engineering
Author: Peter Rhys Lewis
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN 10: 0081007280
ISBN 13: 9780081007280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Polymer Engineering Book Review:

Forensic Polymer Engineering: Why Polymer Products Fail in Service, Second Edition presents and explains the latest forensic engineering techniques used in the investigation of failed polymer materials that are illustrated with a very large number of detailed case studies which show the different types of failure and the forensic engineering techniques used in their investigation. In this updated edition, new case studies have been added to include patent disputes and failed products such as spiral wound wall storage tanks, lithium battery explosions, water bottle failures, and breast implant failures (such as the PIP scandal). New images demonstrating failure have been included, and images from the previous edition are reproduced in color and enhanced with additional explanatory detail. With a dedicated focus on polymeric materials, the book includes details on the experimental techniques that are used to characterize the materials, particularly in cases of failure. Finally, the book has information on the fabrication of polymer devices, as manufacturing flaws often play a role in failure. Demonstrates the latest forensic engineering techniques used in the investigation of failed polymer components Presents detailed case studies that illustrate different types of failure in polymer components, fittings, and medical devices Examines the role of manufacturing in product failure with an overview of faults recognized in methods, design, and material selection Provides an integrated approach to polymer failures that covers everything from basic materials properties, through to the experimental techniques required to study them

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Colin Gagg
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN 10: 1000038122
ISBN 13: 9781000038125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Book Review:

Forensic Engineering: The Art and Craft of a Failure Detective synthesizes the current academic knowledge, with advances in process and techniques developed in the last several years, to bring forensic materials and engineering analysis into the 21st century. The techniques covered in the book are applied to the myriad types of cases the forensic engineer and investigator may face, serving as a working manual for practitioners. Analytical techniques and practical, applied engineering principles are illustrated in such cases as patent and intellectual property disputes, building and product failures, faulty design, air and rail disasters, automobile recalls, and civil and criminal cases. Both private and criminal cases are covered as well as the legal obligation, requirements, and responsibilities under the law, particularly in cases of serious injury or even death. Forensic Engineering will appeal to professionals working in failure analysis, loss adjustment, occupational health and safety as well as professionals working in a legal capacity in cases of produce failure and liability—including criminal cases, fraud investigation, and private consultants in engineering and forensic engineering.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science
Author: Evgeny Katz,Jan Hal?mek
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2016-06-27
ISBN 10: 3527338942
ISBN 13: 9783527338948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Book Review:

Concentrating on the natural science aspects of forensics, top international authors from renowned universities, institutes, and laboratories impart the latest information from the field. In doing so they provide the background needed to understand the state of the art in forensic science with a focus on biological, chemical, biochemical, and physical methods. The broad subject coverage includes spectroscopic analysis techniques in various wavelength regimes, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, electrochemical detection approaches, and imaging techniques, as well as advanced biochemical, DNA-based identification methods. The result is a unique collection of hard-to-get data that is otherwise only found scattered throughout the literature.

Anticorrosive Rubber Lining

Anticorrosive Rubber Lining
Author: Chellappa Chandrasekaran
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN 10: 0323444857
ISBN 13: 9780323444859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anticorrosive Rubber Lining Book Review:

Anticorrosive Rubber Lining discusses the state-of-the-art in this evolving industry, including sections on the best materials and formulations to use, what's best for a particular application, which repair technique is best for a given application, how long a rubber lining is likely to last, vulcanization parameters, and more. This book deals with the important field of anticorrosive rubber lining and its applications in various industries, including oil and gas, nuclear, aerospace, maritime, and many more, highlighting many of the technological aspects involved. The author offers a unique perspective due to the exclusiveness of the case histories presented, including many industrial rubber lining practices which are mostly kept within the industry. The technical information on rubber presented here is a practical tool to enable engineers to make the best use of rubber linings to prevent corrosion in chemical plants. The book includes valuable insights into bonding systems, surface preparation, and coating methodologies, and also covers failure analysis of failed systems. Includes up-to-date technical information on special compounding and processing technology of recently developed synthetic rubbers Provides detailed case studies from industry sectors, including aerospace, nuclear energy, and mining Presents rare, valuable insider knowledge of current industry practice

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials
Author: Aparna Thankappan,Nandakumar Kalarikkal,Sabu Thomas,Aneesa Padinjakkara
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 1351376357
ISBN 13: 9781351376358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials Book Review:

This volume provides in-depth knowledge and recent research on polymers and nanostructured materials from synthesis to advanced applications. Leading researchers from industry, academia, government, and private research institutions across the globe have contributed to this volume, covering new research on nanocomposites, polymer technology, and electrochemistry.

Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers

Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers
Author: Mike Jenkins,Artemis Stamboulis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-08-13
ISBN 10: 0857096516
ISBN 13: 9780857096517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers Book Review:

Given the widespread use of polymers in medical devices, the durability and reliability of this material in use is an area of critical importance. Durability and reliability of medical polymers reviews the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers. Part one provides a review of the types and properties of bioresorbable medical polymers. The effect of molecular structure on properties is discussed, along with the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications. Transport phenomena and the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers are reviewed, before an exploration of synthetic bioresorbable polymers and their use in orthopaedic tissue regeneration. Part two goes on to explore the durability and reliability of non-bioresorbable medical polymers, and wear processes in polymer implants and ageing processes of biomedical polymers in the body are discussed in depth, before an investigation into manufacturing defects and the failure of synthetic polymeric medical devices. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Durability and reliability of medical polymers is an essential tool for all materials scientists, researchers and engineers involved in the design, development and application of medical polymers, whilst also providing a helpful overview of the subject for biologists, chemist and clinicians. Comprehensively examines the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers Discusses the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications, before reviewing the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers Explores the durability and reliability of non-bioresorbable medical polymers and discusses wear processes in polymer implants and ageing processes of biomedical polymers in the body

Engineering Materials 2

Engineering Materials 2
Author: David R.H. Jones,Michael F. Ashby
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-11-09
ISBN 10: 0080966691
ISBN 13: 9780080966694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Materials 2 Book Review:

Engineering Materials 2, Fourth Edition, is one of the leading self-contained texts for more advanced students of materials science and mechanical engineering. It provides a concise introduction to the microstructures and processing of materials, and shows how these are related to the properties required in engineering design. Each chapter is designed to provide the content of one 50-minute lecture. This updated version includes new case studies, more worked examples; links to Google Earth, websites, and video clips; and a companion site with access to instructors' resources: solution manual, image bank of figures from the book, and a section of interactive materials science tutorials. Other changes include an increased emphasis on the relationship between structure, processing, and properties, and the integration of the popular tutorial on phase diagrams into the main text. The book is perfect as a stand-alone text for an advanced course in engineering materials or a second text with its companion Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications, and Design, Fourth Edition in a two-semester course or sequence. Many new or revised applications-based case studies and examples Treatment of phase diagrams integrated within the main text Increased emphasis on the relationship between structure, processing and properties, in both conventional and innovative materials Frequent worked examples – to consolidate, develop, and challenge Many new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clips Accompanying companion site with access to instructors’ resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book

Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering

Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Author: S. Narendranth,P. G. Mukunda,U. K. Saha
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-05-24
ISBN 10: 9811913889
ISBN 13: 9789811913884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering Book Review:

The book presents the select proceedings of the Third International Conference on Emerging Research in Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (ERCAM 2021) and focuses on the broad themes of mechanical and aeronautical engineering. The book covers research developments in the field of materials, mechanics, structures, systems and sustainability. Various topics covered in this book include smart and multifunctional composite materials, nano materials, computational mechanics, solid mechanics, kinematics and dynamics, fatigue, fracture and life cycle analysis, smart structures-vibration and noise control, vibration, acoustics and condition monitoring, thermal/fluid systems and analysis. The book will be useful for students, researchers and professionals working in the various areas of mechanical engineering.

Polymers on the Crime Scene

Polymers on the Crime Scene
Author: Valerio Causin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN 10: 331915494X
ISBN 13: 9783319154947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers on the Crime Scene Book Review:

This book approaches the analysis of forensic contact traces from a polymer science perspective. The development of characterization methods of new or unusual traces and the improvement of existing protocols is described. The book starts with a general introduction to polymers and the issues related to transfer, persistence and recovery of polymeric traces. The chapters present a distinctive feature of polymers, discussing how it can be measured, what the practical difficulties which can be encountered in the analysis, and how useful that information is for comparison or identification purposes. Practical tips for the realization of the forensic analyses are included.

Forensic Engineering of Advanced Polymeric Biomaterials

Forensic Engineering of Advanced Polymeric Biomaterials
Author: Grazyna Adamus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1163804607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering of Advanced Polymeric Biomaterials Book Review:

The biosafety of advanced polymeric biomaterials needs prediction, evaluation and indication on potential complications arising from their use and the formation of their degradation products. Thus, the methodology of forensic engineering of advanced polymeric materials (FEAPM) is currently being developed in the area of biocompatible polymers. This novel approach deals with the evaluation and understanding of the relationships between their structure, properties and behavior before, during and after practical applications. FEAPM provides a central driving force for the otherwise disconnected works and should help to design precisely structured polymer materials and to avoid potential failures of the commercial products manufactured from them. The selected prediction and case studies related with design of precisely structured polymer biomaterials for diverse applications in medicine and cosmetic industry will be presented. The molecular level characterization of polymers, including natural polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) and their synthetic analogues will be discussed.

Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials

Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials
Author: Richard W. Hertzberg,Richard Paul Vinci,Jason L. Hertzberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1119670578
ISBN 13: 9781119670575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials Book Review:

"The sixth edition provides supplemental materials to enhance both the learning and teaching experiences of students and faculty. A number of video recordings have been added to the text to flesh out certain topics; these recordings have been well received in both Lehigh University classrooms and industrial short courses given throughout the world. Special attention is given to discussions and their interpretation of fatigue fracture surface markings in metals and engineering plastics. A new video recording has been created expressly for this edition that eerily connects works of fiction with real events; in one case, a 1949 novel describes a fictional account of the fatigue failure of an imagined commercial airliner that predated the 1954 catastrophic fatigue failure of the da Havilland Comet commercial airliner. Then again, an 1898 novel described the sinking of an imagined cruise liner, named Titan, 14-years before the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. The similarities in the sinking of both Titan and Titanic vessels are mesmerizing"--

Forensic Materials Engineering

Forensic Materials Engineering
Author: Peter Rhys Lewis,Ken Reynolds,Colin Gagg
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2003-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780203484531
ISBN 13: 0203484533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Materials Engineering Book Review:

Most books on forensic engineering focus on civil engineering failures rather than consumer or general mechanical products. Unique both in scope and style, this treatment is built upon case studies of real accidents, broadly focused on consumer products, and dedicated to problem solving through scientific principles. Each well-illustrated case study includes legal background, reports the case results, and highlights the lessons learned from the case. New materials and applications appear constantly, and with them, new failure modes. This book provides an outstanding opportunity to gain virtual experience through up-to-date facts and feedback from forensic engineering practitioners.

Molecular Medicine

Molecular Medicine
Author: R.J. Trent
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2012-08-22
ISBN 10: 0123814529
ISBN 13: 9780123814524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Medicine Book Review:

Molecular Medicine is the application of genetic or DNA-based knowledge to the modern practice of medicine. Molecular Medicine, 4e, provides contemporary insights into how the genetic revolution is influencing medical thinking and practice. The new edition includes recent changes in personalized medicine, new growth in omics and direct-to-consumer DNA testing, while focusing on advances in the Human Genome project and implications of the advances in clinical medicine. Graduate students, researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals will appreciate the background history and clinical application of up-to-date molecular advances. Extensively revised to incorporate the results of the Human Genome Project, it provides the latest developments in molecular medicine The only book in Molecular Medicine to reach its fourth edition Identifies current practice as well as future developments Presents extensive tables, well presented figures and resources for further understanding

Handbook of Adhesion Technology

Handbook of Adhesion Technology
Author: Lucas F. M. da Silva,Andreas Öchsner,Robert D. Adams
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1554
Release: 2011-06-10
ISBN 10: 3642011683
ISBN 13: 9783642011689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Adhesion Technology Book Review:

Adhesives have been used for thousands of years, but until 100 years ago, the vast majority was from natural products such as bones, skins, fish, milk, and plants. Since about 1900, adhesives based on synthetic polymers have been introduced, and today, there are many industrial uses of adhesives and sealants. It is difficult to imagine a product—in the home, in industry, in transportation, or anywhere else for that matter—that does not use adhesives or sealants in some manner. The Handbook of Adhesion Technology is intended to be the definitive reference in the field of adhesion. Essential information is provided for all those concerned with the adhesion phenomenon. Adhesion is a phenomenon of interest in diverse scientific disciplines and of importance in a wide range of technologies. Therefore, this handbook includes the background science (physics, chemistry and materials science), engineering aspects of adhesion and industry specific applications. It is arranged in a user-friendly format with ten main sections: theory of adhesion, surface treatments, adhesive and sealant materials, testing of adhesive properties, joint design, durability, manufacture, quality control, applications and emerging areas. Each section contains about five chapters written by internationally renowned authors who are authorities in their fields. This book is intended to be a reference for people needing a quick, but authoritative, description of topics in the field of adhesion and the practical use of adhesives and sealants. Scientists and engineers of many different backgrounds who need to have an understanding of various aspects of adhesion technology will find it highly valuable. These will include those working in research or design, as well as others involved with marketing services. Graduate students in materials, processes and manufacturing will also want to consult it.

The Sustainable City VIII 2 Volume Set

The Sustainable City VIII  2 Volume Set
Author: S.S. Zubir,C.A. Brebbia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 1428
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 1845647467
ISBN 13: 9781845647469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sustainable City VIII 2 Volume Set Book Review:

With majority of the Earth’s people now urban dwellers, and cities being the most efficient habitat for the utilisation of resources, it is imperative that we continue to support standards of living and efficiencies of urban areas. However, the urbanisation process has not been without its problems. While much has been done to address the original issues surrounding the quality of urban life, new challenges continue to arise. It is no longer sustainable to achieve improvements by means that require greater and greater energy consumption as we did in the past. Despite their complexity, however, cities are a great laboratory for architects, engineers, and other key professionals to apply new ideas and new technology to meet our requirements for more sustainable city environments. Containing papers presented at the latest in a series of conferences organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology, these proceedings, split in to two volumes address not just environmental, architectural, and engineering concerns, but also quality of life, security, risk, and heritage. The diversity of topics and the case studies based on existing projects make the book an important contribution to the literature on urban planning.

Thermoplastic Composites

Thermoplastic Composites
Author: Haibin Ning
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2021-11-08
ISBN 10: 1501519050
ISBN 13: 9781501519055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoplastic Composites Book Review:

The book covers various thermoplastic composites, including continuous and discontinuous fiber thermoplastic composites. It describes processing methods and explains the effect of different processing parameters on the structure and performance of thermoplastic composites. Characterization and mechanics of the composite are also discussed in the book.

Forensic Analytical Techniques

Forensic Analytical Techniques
Author: Barbara H. Stuart
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 1118497414
ISBN 13: 9781118497418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Analytical Techniques Book Review:

The book will be an open learning / distance learning text in the Analytical Techniques for the Sciences (AnTS) covering analytical techniques used in forensic science. No prior knowledge of the analytical techniques will be required by the reader. An introductory chapter will provide an overview of the science of the materials used as forensic evidence. Each of the following chapters will describe the techniques used in forensic analysis. The theory, instrumentation and sampling techniques will be explained and examples of the application of each technique to particular forensic samples will be provided. The reader will be able to assess their understanding with the use of regular self assessment questions and discussion questions throughout the book. The user of the book will be able to apply their understanding to the application of specific techniques to particular analyses encountered in their professional life.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2009-07-29
ISBN 10: 0309142393
ISBN 13: 9780309142397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book Review:

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation

Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation
Author: Barbara H. Stuart
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2007-03-19
ISBN 10: 0470012803
ISBN 13: 9780470012802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation Book Review:

This book will introduce the reader to the wide variety of analytical techniques that are employed by those working on the conservation of materials. An introduction to each technique is provided with explanations of how data may be obtained and interpreted. Examples and case studies will be included to illustrate how each technique is used in practice. The fields studied include: inorganic materials, polymers, biomaterials and metals. Clear examples of data analysis feature, designed to assist the reader in their choice of analytical method.

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology Concise

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology  Concise
Author: Herman F. Mark
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1350
Release: 2013-10-16
ISBN 10: 0470073691
ISBN 13: 9780470073698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology Concise Book Review:

The compact, affordable reference, revised and updated The Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, Concise Third Edition provides the key information from the complete, twelve-volume Mark's Encyclopedia in an affordable, condensed format. Completely revised and updated, this user-friendly desk reference offers quick access to all areas of polymer science, including important advances in nanotechnology, imaging and analytical techniques, controlled polymer architecture, biomimetics, and more, all in one volume. Like the twelve-volume full edition, the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, Concise Third Edition provides both SI and common units, carefully selected key references for each article, and hundreds of tables, charts, figures, and graphs.