Disturbances and Dislocations

Author: Elizabeth Mackinlay

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Education

Page: 300

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Accompanying CD-ROM contains 15 video clips, duration ca. 21 min. Fuller listing of CD-ROM contents on p. 293-4.
Business & Economics

The Logic of Collective Action

Author: Mancur Olson

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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Olson develops a theory of group and organizational behavior that cuts across disciplinary lines and illustrates the theory with empirical and historical studies of particular organizations, examining the extent to which individuals who share a common interest find it in their individual interest to bear the costs of the organizational effort.
Technology & Engineering

Mechanics and Control of Solids and Structures

Author: Vladimir A. Polyanskiy

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

View: 799

This book presents a collection of papers prepared by the researches of the Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPME RAS) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute. The IPME RAS is one of the leading research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and consists of 18 research units (laboratories). The chapters cover the main research directions of the institute, including nano-,micro-, meso- and macro- mechanics and materials, with ,special emphasis on the problems of strength of materials and service life of structures.
Technology & Engineering

Mechanics of Dislocation Fields

Author: Claude Fressengeas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 138

Accompanying the present trend of engineering systems aimed at size reduction and design at microscopic/nanoscopic length scales, Mechanics of Dislocation Fields describes the self-organization of dislocation ensembles at small length scales and its consequences on the overall mechanical behavior of crystalline bodies. The account of the fundamental interactions between the dislocations and other microscopic crystal defects is based on the use of smooth field quantities and powerful tools from the mathematical theory of partial differential equations. The resulting theory is able to describe the emergence of dislocation microstructures and their evolution along complex loading paths. Scale transitions are performed between the properties of the dislocation ensembles and the mechanical behavior of the body. Several variants of this overall scheme are examined which focus on dislocation cores, electromechanical interactions of dislocations with electric charges in dielectric materials, the intermittency and scale-invariance of dislocation activity, grain-to-grain interactions in polycrystals, size effects on mechanical behavior and path dependence of strain hardening.
Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Materials Science

Author: Jean P Mercier

Publisher: Elsevier


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 460

View: 161

The approach of this concise but comprehensive introduction, covering all major classes of materials, is right for not just materials science students and professionals, but also for those in engineering, physics and chemistry, or other related disciplines. The characteristics of all main classes of materials, metals, polymers and ceramics, are explained with reference to real-world examples. So each class of material is described, then its properties are explained, with illustrative examples from the leading edge of application. This edition contains new material on nanomaterials and nanostructures, and includes a study of degradation and corrosion, and a presentation of the main organic composite materials. Illustrative examples include carbon fibres, the silicon crystal, metallic glasses, and diamond films. Applications explored include ultra-light aircraft, contact lenses, dental materials, single crystal blades for gas turbines, use of lasers in the automotive industry, cables for cable cars, permanent magnets and molecular electronic devices. Covers latest materials including nanomaterials and nanostructures Real-world case studies bring the theory to life and illustrate the latest in good design All major classes of materials are covered in this concise yet comprehensive volume

Critical Currents in Superconductors

Author: T Matsushita

Publisher: World Scientific



Page: 536

View: 276

This workshop includes about 110 papers describing the flux pinning and related electromagnetic phenomena in superconductors. Various problems are argued on exotic properties of flux lines, flux dynamics, flux pinning mechanisms, critical current density and critical state phenomena in both high- and low-temperature superconductors. Contents:OverviewsFlux Lines, Phase DiagramsIrreversibility Line, Flux DynamicsFlux Spinning Properties, Artificial PinsBulk Materials, Tapes, Thin Films Readership: Researchers and postgraduates students in high Tc superconductivity, condensed matter/solid state physics, applied physics, electrical & electronic engineering and materials science.