Interfaces in Particle and Fibre Reinforced Composites

Interfaces in Particle and Fibre Reinforced Composites
Author: Kheng Lim Goh,Sabu Thomas,Rangika Thilan De Silva,Aswathi M.K.
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN 10: 0081027311
ISBN 13: 9780081027318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Interfaces in Particle and Fibre-Reinforced Composites: From Macro- to Nanoscale addresses recent research findings on the particle-matrix interface at different length scales. The book's main focus is on the reinforcement of materials by particles that can result in a composite material of high stiffness and strength, but it also focuses on how the particle interacts with the (matrix) material, which may be a polymer, biological-based material, ceramic or conventional metal. The different types of particle reinforced composites are discussed, as is load transfer at the particle-matrix interface. Readers will learn how to select materials and about particle structure. Significant progress has been made in applying these approaches, thus making this book a timely piece on recent research findings on the particle-matrix interface at different length scales. Features wide coverage, from polymer, to ceramics and metal-based particulate composites Structured in a logical order to cover fundamental studies, computer simulations, experimental techniques and characterization

Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites

Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites
Author: Senthilkumar Krishnasamy,Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani,Chandrasekar Muthukumar,Rajini Nagarajan,Suchart Siengchin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-04-18
ISBN 10: 3527348832
ISBN 13: 9783527348831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites Book Review:

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites In-depth overview of thermal analysis of natural fiber-reinforced composites In Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Thermal Properties and Applications, a team of distinguished researchers has delivered a comprehensive overview of the thermal properties of natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The book brings together information currently dispersed throughout the scientific literature and offers viable and environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional composites. The book highlights the thermal analysis of natural fiber-reinforced composites with techniques such as Thermogravimetric Analysis, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, Thermomechanical Analysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, etc. This book provides: A thorough review of the thermal characterization of natural fiber-based hybrid composites Detailed investigation of the thermal properties of polymer composites reinforced with various natural fibers such as flax fiber, pineapple leaf fiber, sisal, sugar palm, grass fiber and cane fiber Discussions on the thermal properties of hybrid natural fiber-reinforced composites with various thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers Influence of nanofillers on the thermal stability and thermal decomposition characteristics of the natural fiber-based hybrid composites Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Thermal Properties and Applications is a must-read for materials scientists, polymer chemists, and professionals working in the industry. This book is ideal for readers seeking to make an informed decision regarding materials selection for applications involving thermal insulation and elevated temperature. The suitability of natural fiber-reinforced composites in the automotive, mechanical, and civil engineering sectors is highlig

Engineered Interfaces in Fiber Reinforced Composites

Engineered Interfaces in Fiber Reinforced Composites
Author: Jang-Kyo Kim,Yiu-Wing Mai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1998-10-21
ISBN 10: 9780080530970
ISBN 13: 0080530974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineered Interfaces in Fiber Reinforced Composites Book Review:

The study and application of composite materials are a truly interdisciplinary endeavour that has been enriched by contributions from chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanics and manufacturing engineering. The understanding of the interface (or interphase) in composites is the central point of this interdisciplinary effort. From the early development of composite materials of various nature, the optimization of the interface has been of major importance. While there are many reference books available on composite materials, few of them deal specifically with the science and mechanics of the interface of fiber reinforced composites. Further, many recent advances devoted solely to research in composite interfaces have been scattered in a variety of published literature and have yet to be assembled in a readily accessible form. To this end this book is an attempt to bring together recent developments in the field, both from the materials science and mechanics perspective, in a single convenient volume. The central theme of the book is tailoring the interface properties to optimise the mechanical peformance and structural integrity of composites with enhanced strength/stiffness and fracture toughness (or specific fracture resistance). It deals mainly with interfaces in advanced composites made from high performance fibers, such as glass, carbon, aramid, ultra high modulus polyethylene and some inorganic (e.g. B/W, A12O3, SiC) fibers, and matrix materials encompassing polymers, metals/alloys and ceramics. The book is intended to provide a comprehensive treatment of composite interfaces in such a way that it should be of interest to materials scientists, technologists and practising engineers, as well as graduate students and their supervisors in advanced composites. We hope that this book will also serve as a valuable source of reference to all those involved in the design and research of composite interfaces. The book contains eight chapters of discussions on microstructure-property relationships with underlying fundamental mechanics principles. In Chapter 1, an introduction is given to the nature and definition of interfaces in fiber reinforced composites. Chapter 2 is devoted to the mechanisms of adhesion which are specific to each fiber-matrix system, and the physio-chemical characterization of the interface with regard to the origin of adhesion. The experimental techniques that have been developed to assess the fiber-matrix interface bond quality on a microscopic scale are presented in Chapter 3, along with the techniques of measuring interlaminar/intralaminar strengths and fracture toughness using bulk composite laminates. The applicability and limitations associated with loading geometry and interpretation of test data are compared. Chapter 4 presents comprehensive theoretical analyses based on shear-lag models of the single fiber composite tests, with particular interest being placed on the interface debond process and the nature of the fiber-matrix interfacial bonding. Chapter 5 is devoted to reviewing current techniques of fiber surface treatments which have been devised to improve the bond strength and the fiber-matrix compatibility/stability during the manufacturing processes of composites. The micro-failure mechanisms and their associated theories of fracture toughness of composites are discussed in Chapter 6. The roles of the interface and its effects on the mechanical performance of fiber composites are addressed from several viewpoints. Recent research efforts to augment the transverse and interlaminar fracture toughness by means of controlled interfaces are presented in Chapters 7 and 8.

Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites

Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites  Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites
Author: Mohammad Jawaid,Mohamed Thariq,Naheed Saba
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN 10: 0081023006
ISBN 13: 9780081023006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Book Review:

Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites covers key aspects of fracture and failure in natural/synthetic fiber reinforced polymer based composite materials, ranging from crack propagation, to crack growth, and from notch-size effect, to damage-tolerant design. Topics of interest include mechanical properties, such as tensile, flexural, compression, shear, impact, fracture toughness, low and high velocity impact, and anti-ballistic properties of natural fiber, synthetic fibers and hybrid composites materials. It also covers physical properties, such as density, water absorption, thickness swelling, and void content of composite materials fabricated from natural or synthetic materials. Written by leading experts in the field, and covering composite materials developed from different natural fibers and their hybridization with synthetic fibers, the book's chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research on the characterization, analysis and modelling of composite materials. Contains contributions from leading experts in the field Discusses recent progress on failure analysis, SHM, durability, life prediction and the modelling of damage in natural fiber-based composite materials Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis Provides detailed and comprehensive information on mechanical properties, testing methods and modelling techniques

Discontinuous Fibre Reinforced Composites

Discontinuous Fibre Reinforced Composites
Author: Kheng Lim Goh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-10-22
ISBN 10: 1447173058
ISBN 13: 9781447173052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discontinuous Fibre Reinforced Composites Book Review:

This book provides a simple and unified approach to the mechanics of discontinuous-fibre reinforced composites, and introduces readers as generally as possible to the key concepts regarding the mechanics of elastic stress transfer, intermediate modes of stress transfer, plastic stress transfer, fibre pull-out, fibre fragmentation and matrix rupture. These concepts are subsequently applied to progressive stages of the loading process, through to the composite fractures. The book offers a valuable guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate students attending lecture courses on fibre composites. It is also intended for beginning researchers who wish to develop deeper insights into how discontinuous fibre provides reinforcement to composites, and for engineers, particularly those who wish to apply the concepts presented here to design and develop discontinuous-fibre reinforced composites.

Surfaces and Interfaces in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites

Surfaces and Interfaces in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites
Author: Nicolas Le Moigne,Belkacem Otazaghine,Stéphane Corn,Hélène Angellier-Coussy,Anne Bergeret
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 3319714104
ISBN 13: 9783319714103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surfaces and Interfaces in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites Book Review:

This book is addressed to Master and PhD students as well as researchers from academia and industry. It aims to provide the key definitions to understand the issues related to interface modifications in natural fibre based composites considering the particular supramolecular and micro- structures encountered in plant fibres. A particular emphasis is given to the modification and functionalization strategies of natural fibres and their impact on biocomposites behaviour and properties. Commonly used and newly developed treatment processes are described in view of scaling-up natural fibre treatments for their implementation in industry. Finally, a detailed and comprehensive description of the tools and methodologies developed to investigate and characterize surfaces and interfaces in natural fibre based composites is reviewed and discussed.

Computational Mesomechanics of Composites

Computational Mesomechanics of Composites
Author: Leon L. Mishnaevsky, Jr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2007-08-20
ISBN 10: 9780470513187
ISBN 13: 0470513187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Mesomechanics of Composites Book Review:

Mechanical properties of composite materials can be improved by tailoring their microstructures. Optimal microstructures of composites, which ensure desired properties of composite materials, can be determined in computational experiments. The subject of this book is the computational analysis of interrelations between mechanical properties (e.g., strength, damage resistance stiffness) and microstructures of composites. The methods of mesomechanics of composites are reviewed, and applied to the modelling of the mechanical behaviour of different groups of composites. Individual chapters are devoted to the computational analysis of the microstructure- mechanical properties relationships of particle reinforced composites, functionally graded and particle clusters reinforced composites, interpenetrating phase and unidirectional fiber reinforced composites, and machining tools materials.

Mechanics of Particle and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites

Mechanics of Particle  and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: Sumit Sharma
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-09
ISBN 10: 1119653649
ISBN 13: 9781119653646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Particle and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites Book Review:

Learn to model your own problems for predicting the properties of polymer-based composites Mechanics of Particle- and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites: Nanoscale to Continuum Simulations provides readers with a thorough and up-to-date overview of nano, micro, and continuum approaches for the multiscale modeling of polymer-based composites. Covering nanocomposite development, theoretical models, and common simulation methods, the text includes a variety of case studies and scripting tutorials that enable readers to apply and further develop the supplied simulations. The book describes the foundations of molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics methods, guides readers through the basic steps required for multiscale modeling of any material, and correlates the results between the experimental and theoretical work performed. Focused primarily on nanocomposites, the methods covered in the book are applicable to various other materials such as carbon nanotubes, polymers, metals, and ceramics. Throughout the book, readers are introduced to key topics of relevance to nanocomposite materials and structures—supported by journal articles that discuss recent developments in modeling techniques and in the prediction of mechanical and thermal properties. This timely, highly practical resource: Explains the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation procedure for nanofiber and nanoparticle reinforced polymer composites Compares results of experimental and theoretical results from mechanical models at different length scales Covers different types of fibers and matrix materials that constitute composite materials, including glass, boron, carbon, and Kevlar Reviews models that predict the stiffness of short-fiber composites, including the self-consistent model for finite-length fibers, bounding models, and the Halpin-Tsai equation Describes various molecular modeling methods such as Monte Carlo, Brownian dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics, and lattice Boltzmann methods Highlights the potential of nanocomposites for defense and space applications Perfect for materials scientists, materials engineers, polymer scientists, and mechanical engineers, Mechanics of Particle- and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites is also a must-have reference for computer simulation scientists seeking to improve their understanding of reinforced polymer nanocomposites.

Dynamic Behavior of Fiber and Particle Reinforced Composites

Dynamic Behavior of Fiber and Particle Reinforced Composites
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:227794951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamic Behavior of Fiber and Particle Reinforced Composites Book Review:

Develop models for wave propagation in a particle or fiber reinforced composite material in order to describe its dynamic anisotropic and dispersive properties. Compare model predictions with experimental results for inversion of anisotropic properties of the constituents. Also relate measured properties with the microstructure. Study by the modelling technique the effects of interface/ interphase on the effective properties in order to characterize interface/ interphase. Analyze the characteristics of guided waves in fiber reinforced laminated plates and shells for the characterization of anisotropic properties of a lamina. Also investigate the effect of the properties of the interface material layers (bond layers) between the laminae on the dispersion and dynamic response of guided waves. In addition, for thick laminated composites it is of interest to investigate the dispersion of guided waves in order to model them as homogeneous anisotropic media. Study the transient response of laminated composite plates due to impact. Of particular interest is the dependence of the response on the duration of impact. Analyze the maximum inter-laminar stresses for damage development.

Mechanics of Microstructured Materials

Mechanics of Microstructured Materials
Author: Helmut J. Böhm
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2014-05-04
ISBN 10: 3709127769
ISBN 13: 9783709127766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Microstructured Materials Book Review:

The work deals with the thermomechanical mechanical behavior of microstructured materials, which has attracted considerable interest from both the academic and the industrial research communities. The past decade has witnessed major progress in the development of analytical as well as numerical modeling approaches and of experimental methods in this field. Considerable research efforts have been aimed at obtaining microstructure-property correlations and at studying the damage and failure behavior of microstructured materials. The book combines an overview of important analytical and numerical modeling approaches in continuum micromechanics and is aimed at academic and industrial researchers, such as materials scientists, mechanical engineers, and applied physicists, who are working or planning to work in the field of mechanics of microstructured materials such as composites, metals and ceramics.

Asymptotical Mechanics of Composites

Asymptotical Mechanics of Composites
Author: Igor V. Andrianov,Jan Awrejcewicz,Vladyslav V. Danishevskyy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-11-09
ISBN 10: 3319657860
ISBN 13: 9783319657868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asymptotical Mechanics of Composites Book Review:

In this book the authors show that it is possible to construct efficient computationally oriented models of multi-parameter complex systems by using asymptotic methods, which can, owing to their simplicity, be directly used for controlling processes arising in connection with composite material systems. The book focuses on this asymptotic-modeling-based approach because it allows us to define the most important out of numerous parameters describing the system, or, in other words, the asymptotic methods allow us to estimate the sensitivity of the system parameters. Further, the book addresses the construction of nonlocal and higher-order homogenized models. Local fields on the micro-level and the influence of so-called non-ideal contact between the matrix and inclusions are modeled and investigated. The book then studies composites with non-regular structure and cluster type composite conductivity, and analyzes edge effects in fiber composite materials. Transition of load from a fiber to a matrix for elastic and viscoelastic composites, various types of fiber composite fractures, and buckling of fibers in fiber-reinforced composites is also investigated. Last but not least, the book includes studies on perforated membranes, plates, and shells, as well as the asymptotic modeling of imperfect nonlinear interfaces.

Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: Jalumedi Babu,J. Paulo Davim
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 3110610140
ISBN 13: 9783110610147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Review:

Engineered composites materials display superior properties to pristine materials. Glass fibres have been used for years in the production of light weight composites. This book is a much needed update as to the processing methods and technologies present in the manufacturing of GFRP. Coverage of machining, cutting, tools, and thermal loads are discussed. Ideal for researchers in academia and industry.

Applied Mechanics Reviews

Applied Mechanics Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112046051782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science
Author: Buddy D. Ratner,Allan S. Hoffman,Frederick J. Schoen,Jack E. Lemons
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1573
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 008087780X
ISBN 13: 9780080877808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials Science Book Review:

The revised edition of this renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science. It provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine. Over 29,000 copies sold, this is the most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials: "the only such text that currently covers this area comprehensively" - Materials Today Edited by four of the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials Fully revised and expanded, key new topics include of tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, and new clinical applications, with new teaching and learning material throughout, case studies and a downloadable image bank

Structural Health Monitoring of Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites

Structural Health Monitoring of Biocomposites  Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites
Author: Mohammad Jawaid,Mohamed Thariq,Naheed Saba
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2018-11-23
ISBN 10: 0081022999
ISBN 13: 9780081022993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Health Monitoring of Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Book Review:

Structural Health Monitoring of Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites provides detailed information on failure analysis, mechanical and physical properties, structural health monitoring, durability and life prediction, modelling of damage processes of natural fiber, synthetic fibers, and natural/natural, and natural/synthetic fiber hybrid composites. It provides a comprehensive review of both established and promising new technologies currently under development in the emerging area of structural health monitoring in aerospace, construction and automotive structures. In addition, it describes SHM methods and sensors related to specific composites and how advantages and limitations of various sensors and methods can help make informed choices. Written by leading experts in the field, and covering composite materials developed from different natural fibers and their hybridization with synthetic fibers, the book's chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research on the characterization, analysis and modelling of composite materials. Contains contributions from leading experts in the field Discusses recent progress on failure analysis, SHM, durability, life prediction and the modelling of damage in natural fiber-based composite materials Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis Provides detailed and comprehensive information on mechanical properties, testing methods and modelling techniques

Magnesium Technology 2020

Magnesium Technology 2020
Author: J. Brian Jordon,Victoria Miller,Vineet V. Joshi,Neale R. Neelameggham
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-01-22
ISBN 10: 3030366472
ISBN 13: 9783030366476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magnesium Technology 2020 Book Review:

The Magnesium Technology Symposium, the event on which this collection is based, is one of the largest yearly gatherings of magnesium specialists in the world. Papers represent all aspects of the field, ranging from primary production to applications to recycling. Moreover, papers explore everything from basic research findings to industrialization. Magnesium Technology 2020 covers a broad spectrum of current topics, including alloys and their properties; cast products and processing; wrought products and processing; forming, joining, and machining; corrosion and surface finishing; and structural applications. In addition, there is coverage of new and emerging applications.

Cast Reinforced Metal Composites

Cast Reinforced Metal Composites
Author: Steven G. Fishman,Ashok K. Dhingra
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 413
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105030643683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ceramic Nanocomposites

Ceramic Nanocomposites
Author: Rajat Banerjee,Indranil Manna
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2013-07-31
ISBN 10: 0857093495
ISBN 13: 9780857093493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ceramic Nanocomposites Book Review:

Ceramic nanocomposites have been found to have improved hardness, strength, toughness and creep resistance compared to conventional ceramic matrix composites. Ceramic nanocomposites reviews the structure and properties of these nanocomposites as well as manufacturing and applications. Part one looks at the properties of different ceramic nanocomposites, including thermal shock resistance, flame retardancy, magnetic and optical properties as well as failure mechanisms. Part two deals with the different types of ceramic nanocomposites, including the use of ceramic particles in metal matrix composites, carbon nanotube-reinforced glass-ceramic matrix composites, high temperature superconducting ceramic nanocomposites and ceramic particle nanofluids. Part three details the processing of nanocomposites, including the mechanochemical synthesis of metallic–ceramic composite powders, sintering of ultrafine and nanosized ceramic and metallic particles and the surface treatment of carbon nanotubes using plasma technology. Part four explores the applications of ceramic nanocomposites in such areas as energy production and the biomedical field. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Ceramic nanocomposites is a technical guide for professionals requiring knowledge of ceramic nanocomposites, and will also offer a deeper understanding of the subject for researchers and engineers within any field dealing with these materials. Reviews the structure and properties of ceramic nanocomposites as well as their manufacturing and applications Examines properties of different ceramic nanocomposites, as well as failure mechanisms Details the processing of nanocomposites and explores the applications of ceramic nanocomposites in areas such as energy production and the biomedical field

High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites 2

High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites 2
Author: A.E. Naaman,H.W. Reinhardt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 1996-06-20
ISBN 10: 9780419211808
ISBN 13: 0419211802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites 2 Book Review:

The leading international authorities bring together in this contributed volume the latest research and current thinking on advanced fiber reinforced cement composites. Under rigorous editorial control, 13 chapters map out the key properties and behaviour of these materials, which promise to extend their applications into many more areas in the coming years.

Mechanical Behaviour and Testing of Materials

Mechanical Behaviour and Testing of Materials
Author: Bhargava A. K.,C. P. Sharma
Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 812034250X
ISBN 13: 9788120342507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanical Behaviour and Testing of Materials Book Review:

"This book provides an insight into the mechanical behaviour and testing of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites, which are widely employed for structural applications under varying loads, temperatures and environments. Organized in 13 chapters, this book begins with explaining the fundamentals of materials, their basic building units, atomic bonding and crystal structure, further describing the role of imperfections on the behaviour of metals and alloys. The book then explains dislocation theory in a simplified yet analytical manner. The destructive and non-destructive testing methods are discussed, and the interpreted test data are then examined critically."--Publisher's description.