Innovative Technological MaterialsStructural Properties by Neutron Scattering, Synchrotron Radiation and ModelingBuchvon Jacek J. SkrzypekEAN: 9783642120589Einband: GebundenSprache: EnglischSeiten: 279Maße: 241 x 164 x 30 mmRedaktion: Jacek J. Skrzyp
arranged. Among them the following types are met: nanotubes, nanop- ticles, nanopowders, nano?bers, nanowires, nanocomposites, etc. At the microscale Microcomposites, such as metal matrix composites (MMCs), ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), alloys or superalloys, s- tered powders, ceramic materials, magnetorheological ?uids (MRFs), etc. At the macroscale Macrocomposites, such as functionally graded ma- rials (FGMs), thin layers or ?lms, thermal or oxidation or wear resistant coatings, multilayered structures, long ?ber composites, etc. At each level of analysis a response of the material to any physical excitation may be observed, measured and analyzed. In the sense of innovation of a material, the changes or new ideas can be introduced on the same scale of control (say, atomic or nano) in order to achieve fundamentally new behavior on the other scale of observation (say, micro or macro). For instance, by replacing some similar atoms in the metal crystal str- ture (e. g. Ti Ti or Al Al), by unlike atoms in the crystal (e. g. Ti Al), wi- out the lattice symmetry of the original material changing, new improved properties and characteristics may be observed in intermetallics at the - cro or macroscale (higher speci?c strength, better creep resistance at elevated temperatures, better corrosion resistance, to mention only some properties observed at the macroscale). Similarly, changing material characteristics at the nanoscale, enables creation of completely new material functionality at micro or macroscales (e. g.
This book provides new insight into material science and technology. In particular, non-conventional, unusual or innovative neutron and x-ray scattering experiments (from both the scientific and the instrumental point of view) are described.Autor(en): Jac
Innovative Technological Materials:Structural Properties by Neutron Scattering, Synchrotron Radiation and Modeling. Auflage 2010
This book explores how a range of innovative disruptive technologies is about to combine to transform the insurance industry, the products it produces, and the way the industry is managed. It argues that unless current insurance providers react to these waves of disruption they will be swept away by new innovators. The book describes what insurers need to do to survive. The main aim is to get insurers to reimagine their industry away from the sale of a one-off product, into the sale of a series of real-time, data-based risk services. While parts of these disruptions have been discussed, this book is the first to bring all the issues together and unites them using a theoretical framework. This book is essential reading for insurance industry participants as well as to academics interested in insurance and understanding the key issues the industry currently faces. Dr Michael Naylor is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Insurance. He has been involved in teaching and analysis of the insurance sector for 20 years, both in New Zealand and Asia. He plays an active part in the NZ insurance community, is a frequent media commentator and presenter at international conferences. He has published in internationally respected academic journals.
This book surveys key projects that have seen the construction of large floating structures or have attained detailed conceptual designs. This compilation of key floating structures in a single volume captures the innovative features that mark the technological advances made in this field of engineering and will provide a useful reference for ideas, analysis, design and construction of these unique and emerging urban projects to offshore and marine engineers, urban planners, architects and students. C.M. Wang is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his Ph.D. degree from Monash University in 1982. Currently, he is the Director for the Engineering Science Programme, at NUS. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer, a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers. He is presently the Chairman of the IStructE Singapore Regional Group. Prof. Wangs research interests are in the areas of structural stability, vibration, optimization, nanostructures and very large floating structures. He is listed in Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher under the Engineering category. B.T. Wang holds a Master of Public Policy and Management and a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours. He was a Public Transport Authority CEO Scholar and has been a Project Manager with the Infrastructure Delivery team within the State Government of Western Australia. Having worked across a number of sectors including Rail, Defence and Correctional Services, his projects have received awards such as the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Award and National Sustainability Award. He is currently undertaking the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) programme at Monash University where he serves on the Law Review Editorial Committee. His research interests lie in Infrastructure and Major Projects as acts of positioning the city within a global arena and Ocean Space Colonisation and Technologies. He plans to move into Construction Law, specialising in Public Private Partnerships - a project delivery method well suited to large global urban projects including the proposals and projects captured within this book.