Описание: This book contains an in-depth analysis of thermoelectric theory, an overview of present day thermoelectric materials and devices, and as an updated source of information on the most studied recent thermoelectric materials developments. The main emphasis is on a basic understanding of the concepts and experimental techniques needed to propel researchers towards new and novel classes of thermoelectric materials with enhanced properties. The aim is to assist researchers in the field. The text is an expanded edition of a previous text "Electronic Refrigeration" by one of the authors, Julian Goldsmid. Half of the text is devoted to research that has taken place since the publication of that text. In addition, emphasis is placed on new materials research and developments.
Описание: This volume: Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science of Thermoelectric Materials: Beyond Bismuth Telluride contains a series of topical articles that were presented as invited lectures by prominent leaders in this field at a workshop held in Traverse City, Michigan in the summer of 2002. These articles place the state of the art, regarding design principles, candidate materials and systems and current advances in context and should serve as a useful source of insights into this field for both beginning students and practitioners alike.
Описание: Materials informatics: a ‘hot topic’ area in materials science, aims to combine traditionally bio-led informatics with computational methodologies, supporting more efficient research by identifying strategies for time- and cost-effective analysis. . . The discovery and maturation of new materials has been outpaced by the thicket of data created by new combinatorial and high throughput analytical techniques. The elaboration of this "quantitative avalanche"—and the resulting complex, multi-factor analyses required to understand it—means that interest, investment, and research are revisiting informatics approaches as a solution. . . This work, from Krishna Rajan, the leading expert of the informatics approach to materials, seeks to break down the barriers between data management, quality standards, data mining, exchange, and storage and analysis, as a means of accelerating scientific research in materials science. . . This solutions-based reference synthesizes foundational physical, statistical, and mathematical content with emerging experimental and real-world applications, for interdisciplinary researchers and those new to the field.
Designing structures using composite materials poses unique challenges, especially due to the need for concurrent design of both material and structure. Students are faced with two options: textbooks that teach the theory of advanced mechanics of composites, but lack computational examples of advanced analysis, and books on finite element analysis that may or may not demonstrate very limited applications to composites. But there is a third option that makes the other two obsolete: Ever J. Barbero's Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials Using ANSYS(r), Second Edition. "The Only Finite Element Analysis Book on the Market Using ANSYS to Analyze Composite Materials."
By layering detailed theoretical and conceptual discussions with fully developed examples, this text supplies the missing link between theory and implementation. In-depth discussions cover all of the major aspects of advanced analysis, including three-dimensional effects, viscoelasticity, edge effects, elastic instability, damage, and delamination. This second edition of the bestseller has been completely revised to incorporate advances in the state of the art in such areas as modeling of damage in composites. In addition, all 50+ worked examples have been updated to reflect the newest version of ANSYS. Including some use of MATLAB(r), these examples demonstrate how to use the concepts to formulate and execute finite element analyses and how to interpret the results in engineering terms. Additionally, the source code for each example is available to students for download online via a companion website featuring a special area reserved for instructors. Plus a solutions manual is available for qualifying course adoptions. Cementing applied computational and analytical experience to a firm foundation of basic concepts and theory, Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials Using ANSYS, Second Edition offers a modern, practical, and versatile classroom tool for today's engineering classroom.
Описание: Revit Architecture: No Experience Required teaches Revit Architecture essentials to new users with concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and an engaging hands-on tutorial project developed by the expert author in the course of training thousands of architects and engineers. The opening chapter introduces readers to the interface and Revit conventions. Readers then jump right in to modeling a four-story office building, first placing walls, doors, and windows, and then delving into Revits tools so that they fully understand views, grids, and the programs editing capabilities. The books tutorial then progresses as the buildings design would in the real world. Readers will work with structural grids, beams, and foundations; add text and dimensions as well as understand how to use dimensions as a design tool; build floors layer by layer and join them to exterior and interior walls; and create and edit roofs and ceilings as well as stairs, ramps, and railings. Readers will learn how to generate construction documentation, including how to add tags and create schedules and material takeoffs, and use formulas in schedules. Crucial information on detailing, view and match line information, and printing are covered before readers are introduced to such advanced topics as curtain walls, sweeps, and family creation and editing, including embedded families and using formulas. Readers will also learn crucial site considerations, including grading, site components, and the toposurface features before working with materials and Revits rendering capabilities. Finally, readers learn how to import and export to various formats, explore phase management, and create worksets for effective work sharing. The books supporting web site features before and after tutorial files so readers can jump in at any point and compare their work with the pros.
Описание: AutoCAD: No Experience Required teaches AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT essentials to new users with concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and a hands-on tutorial project that runs throughout the book. The opening chapters introduce readers to the AutoCAD interface, basic commands, and creating drawings. The middle chapters build upon the basics and introduce more advanced features and skills, such as grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings. The final chapters round out a beginners skill set by introducing dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D. The new, high profile author is aggressively revising the book to fully modernize all of its techniques, tactics, and methods while also addressing all of the new features in AutoCAD.
Автор: Carter C Barry Название: Ceramic Materials ISBN: 1461435226 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781461435228 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 11374 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book provides an up-to-date treatment of ceramic science, engineering, and applications in a single, integrated text. The text, written by established teachers and authors, is extensively illustrated and includes references and questions for the student.
Автор: Destrade M., Saccomandi G. Название: Waves in Nonlinear Pre-Stressed Materials ISBN: 3211735712 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783211735718 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 17911 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The papers in this book provide a unique state-of-the-art multidisciplinary overview on the subject of waves in pre-stressed materials through the interaction of several topics, ranging from the mathematical modelling of incremental material response (elastic and inelastic), to the analysis of the governing differential equations and boundary-value problems, and to computational methods for the solution to these problems, with particular reference to industrial, geophysical, and biomechanical applications. A complete view on the title subject is proposed, including: The basic and fundamental theoretical issues (mechanical modelling, exact solutions, asymptotic methods, numerical treatment); A unified introduction to wave propagation (small on large and large on large); A look toward classical (such as geophysics and the mechanics of rubber-like solids) and emergent (such as biomechanics) applications.
Описание: This book outlines the basic science underlying the prediction of stress and velocity distributions in granular materials. It takes the form of a textbook suitable for postgraduate courses, research workers and for use in design offices. The nature of a rigid-plastic material is discussed and a comparison is made between the Coulomb and conical (extended Von Mises) models. The methods of measuring material properties are described and an interpretation of the experimental results is considered in the context of the Critical State Theory. The book will be an invaluable text for all those working with or doing research into granular materials. Exercises and solutions are provided which will be particularly useful for the student.
Автор: Freund, Ben (brown U Название: Thin film materials ISBN: 0521529778 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521529778 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7787 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Thin film mechanical behavior and stress presents a technological challenge for materials scientists, physicists and engineers. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the major issues and topics dealing with stress, defect formation, surface evolution and allied effects in thin film materials. Physical phenomena are examined from the continuum down to the sub-microscopic length scales, with the connections between the structure of the material and its behavior described. Theoretical concepts are underpinned by discussions on experimental methodology and observations. Fundamental scientific concepts are embedded through sample calculations, a broad range of case studies with practical applications, thorough referencing, and end of chapter problems. With solutions to problems available on-line, this book will be essential for graduate courses on thin films and the classic reference for researchers in the field.
Автор: Fahlman Название: Materials Chemistry ISBN: 9400706928 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789400706927 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 11194 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The 2nd edition of Materials Chemistry builds on the strengths that were recognized by a 2008 Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA). Materials Chemistry addresses inorganic-, organic-, and nano-based materials from a structure vs. property treatment, providing a suitable breadth and depth coverage of the rapidly evolving materials field — in a concise format. The 2nd edition continues to offer innovative coverage and practical perspective throughout, e.g.: the opening solid-state chemistry chapter uses color illustrations of crystalline unit cells and digital photos of models to clarify their structures. This edition features more archetypical unit cells and includes fundamental principles of X-ray crystallography and band theory. In addition, an ample amorphous-solids section has been expanded to include more details regarding zeolite syntheses, as well as ceramics classifications and their biomaterial applications. The subsequent metals chapter has been re-organized for clarity, and continues to treat the full spectrum of powder metallurgical methods, complex phase behaviors of the Fe-C system and steels, and topics such as corrosion and shape-memory properties. The mining/processing of metals has also been expanded to include photographs of various processes occurring in an actual steelmaking plant. The semiconductor chapter addresses evolution and limitations/solutions of modern transistors, as well as IC fabrication and photovoltaics. Building on the fundamentals presented earlier, more details regarding the band structure of semiconductors is now included, as well as discussions of GaAs vs. Si for microelectronics applications, and surface reconstruction nomenclature. The emerging field of ‘soft lithographic’ patterning is now included in this chapter, and thin film deposition methodologies are also greatly expanded to now include more fundamental aspects of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD). The polymer and ‘soft’ materials chapter represents the largest expansion for the 2nd edition. This chapter describes all polymeric classes including dendritic polymers, as well as important additives such as plasticizers and flame-retardants, and emerging applications such as molecular magnets and self-repairing polymers. This edition now features ‘click chemistry’ polymerization, silicones, conductive polymers and biomaterials applications such as biodegradable polymers, biomedical devices, drug delivery, and contact lenses. Final chapters on nanomaterials and materials-characterization techniques are also carefully surveyed, focusing on nomenclature, synthetic techniques, and applications taken from the latest scientific literature. The 2nd edition has been significantly updated to now include nanotoxicity, vapor-phase growth of 0-D nanostructures, and more details regarding synthetic techniques and mechanisms for solution-phase growth of various nanomaterials. Graphene, recognized by the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, is now also included in this edition. Most appropriate for Junior/Senior undergraduate students, as well as first-year graduate students in chemistry, physics, or engineering fields, Materials Chemistry may also serve as a valuable reference to industrial researchers. Each chapter concludes with a section that describes important materials applications, and an updated list of thought-provoking questions. The appendices have also been updated with additional laboratory modules for materials synthesis (e.g., porous silicon) and a comprehensive timeline of major materials developments.