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Failure Mechanisms of Advanced Welding Processes

by X Sun

Many new, or relatively new, welding processes such as friction stir welding, resistance spot welding and laser welding are being increasingly adopted to replace or improve on traditional welding techniques....


Stand-Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems: Technology, Energy Storage and Applications

by J K Kaldellis

Wind power is fast becoming one of the leading renewable energy sources worldwide, not only from large scale wind farms but also from the increasing penetration of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems....


Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures

by A P Vassilopoulos

The use of composites is growing in structural applications in many industries including aerospace, marine, wind turbine and civil engineering. There are uncertainties about the long term performance of these...


Non-Destructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures: Non-Destructive Testing Methods

by C Maierhofer, H-W Reinhardt & G Dobmann

Engineers have a range of sophisticated techniques at their disposal to evaluate the condition of reinforced concrete structures and non-destructive evaluation plays a key part in assessing and prioritising...


Building Materials in Civil Engineering

by H Zhang

The construction of buildings and structures relies on having a thorough understanding of building materials. Without this knowledge it would not be possible to build safe, efficient and long-lasting buildings,...


Cereal Grains: Assessing and Managing Quality

by C Wrigley & I Batey

Cereal grains are essential to our dietary needs, as well as for animal feeding and for industrial processing. Consumer needs can only be met by managing quality at all stages of the grain chain. Quality evaluation...


Bioalcohol Production: Biochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass

by Keith W. Waldron

Bioethanol is one of the main biofuels currently used as a petroleum-substitute in transport applications. However, conflicts over food supply and land use have made its production and utilisation a controversial...


Sensory Analysis for Food and Beverage Quality Control: A Practical Guide

by D Kilcast

Producing products of reliable quality is vitally important to the food and beverage industry. In particular, companies often fail to ensure that the sensory quality of their products remains consistent, leading...


Technical Textile Yarns

by R Alagirusamy & A. Das

Technical yarns are produced for the manufacture of technical textiles. As the range of technical textiles is rapidly increasing, an understanding of the range of yarns available and their properties is important,...


Chemical Deterioration and Physical Instability of Food and Beverages

by L H Skibsted, J Risbo & M L Andersen

For a food product to be a success in the marketplace it must be stable throughout its shelf-life. Quality deterioration due to chemical changes and alterations in condition due to physical instability are not...


Metals for Biomedical Devices

by M Niinomi

Despite recent advances in medical devices using other materials, metallic implants are still one of the most commercially significant sectors of the industry. Given the widespread use of metals in medical devices,...


Advances in Structural Adhesive Bonding

by D Dillard

Adhesive bonding is often effective, efficient, and often necessary way to join mechanical structures. This important book reviews the most recent improvements in adhesive bonding and their wide-ranging potential...


Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles

by P K Mallick

Research into the manufacture of lightweight automobiles is driven by the need to reduce fuel consumption to preserve dwindling hydrocarbon resources without compromising other attributes such as safety, performance,...


Regenerative Medicine and Biomaterials for the Repair of Connective Tissues

by C Archer & J Ralphs

Regenerative medicine for the repair of connective tissues is a fast moving field which generates a lot of interest. Unfortunately the biomaterials and biomechanics for soft tissue repair has been under-represented...


Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

by M Hall

Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded...


Fire Toxicity

by A A Stec & T R Hull

Toxic fire effluents are responsible for the majority of fire deaths, and an increasing large majority of fire injuries, driven by the widespread and increasing use of synthetic polymers. Fire safety has focused...


Thermosets: Structure, Properties and Applications

by Q Guo

Thermosets are a key group of polymers. Understanding how their chemistry and structure affects their properties is essential to their manufacture and use in a range of applications. Thermosets: Structure, properties...


Fundamentals of Magnesium Alloy Metallurgy

by M Pekguleryuz, K Kainer & A. Kaya

Magnesium and magnesium alloys offer a wealth of valuable properties, making them of great interest for use across a wide range of fields. This has led to extensive research focused on understanding the properties...


Metropolitan Sustainability: Understanding and Improving the Urban Environment

by F Zeman

Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and utilities. Coupled with the worldwide need to achieve lower impact buildings and...


Nanomedicine: Technologies and Applications

by T J Webster

Nanotechnology is at the forefront of advances in medicine. Nanomedicine: Technologies and applications provides an important review of this exciting technology and its growing range of applications.

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