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Material and Process Design for Lightweight Structures

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ISBN: 9783038979586 9783038979593 Year: Pages: 162 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-959-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Materials
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The use of lightweight structures across several industries has become inevitable in today’s world given the ever-rising demand for improved fuel economy and resource efficiency. In the automotive industry, composites, reinforced plastics, and lightweight materials, such as aluminum and magnesium are being adopted by many OEMs at increasing rates to reduce vehicle mass and develop efficient new lightweight designs. Automotive weight reduction with high-strength steel is also witnessing major ongoing efforts to design novel damage-controlled forming processes for a new generation of efficient, lightweight steel components. Although great progress has been made over the past decades in understanding the thermomechanical behavior of these materials, their extensive use as lightweight solutions is still limited due to numerous challenges that play a key role in cost competitiveness. Hence, significant research efforts are still required to fully understand the anisotropic material behavior, failure mechanisms, and, most importantly, the interplay between industrial processing, microstructure development, and the resulting properties. This Special Issue reprint book features concise reports on the current status in the field. The topics discussed herein include areas of manufacturing and processing technologies of materials for lightweight applications, innovative microstructure and process design concepts, and advanced characterization techniques combined with modeling of material’s behavior.

Sol-Gel Chemistry Applied to Materials Science

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ISBN: 9783039213535 9783039213542 Year: Pages: 216 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-354-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General)
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Sol–gel technology is a contemporary advancement in science that requires taking a multidisciplinary approach with regard to its various applications. This book highlights some applications of the sol–gel technology, including protective coatings, catalysts, piezoelectric devices, wave guides, lenses, high-strength ceramics, superconductors, synthesis of nanoparticles, and insulating materials. In particular, for biotechnological applications, biomolecules or the incorporation of bioactive substances into the sol–gel matrix has been extensively studied and has been a challenge for many researchers. Some sol–gel materials are widely applied in light-emitting diodes, solar cells, sensing, catalysis, integration in photovoltaic devices, and more recently in biosensing, bioimaging, or medical diagnosis; others can be considered excellent drug delivery systems. The goal of an ideal drug delivery system is the prompt delivery of a therapeutic amount of the drug to the proper site in the body, where the desired drug concentration can be maintained. The interactions between drugs and the sol–gel system can affect the release rate. In conclusion, the sol–gel synthesis method offers mixing at the molecular level and is able to improve the chemical homogeneity of the resulting composite. This opens new doors not only regarding

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sol-gel method --- Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis --- bioactivity --- biocompatibility --- sol–gel method --- organic-inorganic hybrids --- chlorogenic acid --- cytotoxicity --- biocompatibility --- silsesquioxanes --- thiol-ene click reaction --- in situ water production --- hydrophobic coatings --- cotton fabric --- paper --- NMR --- wettability --- sol-gel --- hollow sphere --- 1D structure --- sol-gel --- thin-disk laser --- Yb-doped glasses --- aluminosilicate glasses --- photoluminescence --- ultrasonic spray deposition --- tungsten oxide --- lithium lanthanum titanium oxide --- conformal coating --- Li-ion batteries --- sol-gel technique --- biomaterials --- cell proliferation --- cell cycle --- one transistor and one resistor (1T1R) --- organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) --- resistive random access memory (RRAM) --- sol-gel --- lithium-ion battery --- LiMnxFe(1?x)PO4 --- carbon coating --- pseudo-diffusion coefficient --- potential step voltammetry --- electrochemical impedance spectroscopy --- sol-gel --- oxyfluoride glass-ceramics --- nanocrystal --- optical properties --- sol-gel method --- SiO2–based hybrids --- poly(?-caprolactone) --- TG-DSC --- TG-FTIR --- X-ray diffraction analysis --- computer-aided design (CAD) --- mechanical analysis --- finite element analysis (FEA) --- composites --- organic–inorganic hybrid materials --- biomedical applications --- metal oxides --- multi-layer --- surface plasmon resonance --- optical sensors --- computer-aided design (CAD) --- mechanical analysis --- finite element analysis (FEA) --- composites --- hybrid materials --- biomedical applications

Tribological Performance of Artificial Joints

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ISBN: 9783039210787 9783039210794 Year: Pages: 178 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-079-4 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Surgery
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Joint replacement is a very successful medical treatment. However, the survivorship of the implants could be adversely affected due to the loss of materials in the form of particles or ions as the bearing surfaces articulate against earch other. The consequent tissue and immune response to the wear products, remain one of the key factors of their failure. Tribology has been defined as the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and all related wear products (e.g., particles, ions, etc.). Over the last few decades, in an attempt to understand and improve joint replacement technology, the tribological performance of several material combinations have been studied experimentally and assessed clinically. In addition, research has focused on the biological effects and long term consequences of wear products. Improvements have been made in manufacturing processes, precision engineering capabilities, device designs and materials properties in order to minimize wear and friction and maximize component longevity in vivo.

Textile Reinforced Cement Composites: New Insights in Structural and Material Engineering

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ISBN: 9783039283309 9783039283316 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-331-6 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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This Special Issue presents the latest advances in the field of Textile-Reinforced Cement Composites, including Textile-Reinforced Concrete (TRC), Textile-Reinforced Mortar (TRM), Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM), etc. These composite materials distinguish themselves from other fibre-reinforced concrete materials by their strain-hardening behaviour under tensile loading. This Special Issue is composed of 14 papers covering new insights in structural and material engineering. The papers include investigations on the level of the fibre reinforcement system as well as on the level of the composites, investigating their impact and fatigue behaviour, durability and fire behaviour. Both the strengthening of existing structures and the development of new structural systems such as lightweight sandwich systems are presented, and analysis and design methods are discussed. This Special Issue demonstrates the broadness and intensity of the ongoing advancements in the field of Textile-Reinforced Cement composites and the importance of several future research directions.

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textile reinforced concrete --- cathodic corrosion protection --- durability --- bending tests --- fire --- high temperature --- textile coating --- textile reinforced cementitious composites (TRC) --- finite element model --- real scale bending experiments --- shear --- structural insulating sandwich panel --- textile reinforced cementitious composites (TRC), sandwich elements --- fatigue --- uniaxial tensile tests --- four-point bending tests --- digital image correlation (DIC) --- textile reinforced concrete (TRC) --- strengthening --- bending --- model --- design --- practical application --- shear --- textile-reinforced concrete --- carbon concrete composite --- design provisions --- size effect --- shear span --- textile reinforced concrete --- TRC --- fabric reinforced cementitious mortar --- FRCM --- glass fabric --- high performance concrete --- retrofitting --- ACK model --- stochastic cracking model --- alkaline environment --- carbon-reinforced concrete --- creep --- durability --- moisture --- tensile strength --- textile reinforced concrete --- textile reinforced concrete --- carbon reinforced concrete --- TRC --- CRC --- bond --- fatigue --- carbon textile --- epoxy impregnation --- test setup --- textile reinforced mortar --- bond --- masonry --- normal weight/lightweight aggregates --- elevated temperatures --- fiber-reinforced concrete --- crack spacing --- fiber --- micro-fiber --- tensile strength --- toughness --- textile-reinforced concrete --- thin-walled shells --- cementitious composites --- layered finite elements --- mixture rules --- model calibration --- reactive powder concrete (RPC) --- textile reinforced concrete (TRC) --- foam concrete (FC) --- sandwich elements --- wind loading --- finite element analysis (FEA) --- strain-hardening cement-based composites --- textile reinforcement --- short-fiber reinforcement --- hybrid reinforcement --- tension --- impact loading --- single-yarn pullout --- cement composites --- fibre --- textile --- textile-reinforced concrete --- textile-reinforced mortar

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