2015, VIII, 204 p. 168 illus., 131 illus. in color.
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Experimental Mechanics of Composite, Hybrid, and Multifunctional Materials, Volume 4: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the fourth volume of eight from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on a wide range of areas, including:
Composites for Energy Applications
NDE of Composites
Mechanical Testing of Composites
Strain Measurements Using Digital Image Correlation
Digital Image Correlation for Composite Structures
Characterizing the Mechanical Response of a Biocomposite Using the Grid Method.- Preliminary Study on the Production of Open Cells Aluminum Foam by Using Organic Sugar as Space Holders.- Characterization of Shear Horizontal-Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensor (SH-PWAS).- Elastic Properties of CYCOM 5320-1/T650 at Elevated Temperatures Using Response Surface Methodology.- Coupon-based Qualification of Bonded Composite Repairs for Pressure Equipment.- Compression-After-Impact of Sandwich Composite Structures: Experiments and Simulation.- Compact Fracture Specimen for Characterization of Dental Composites.- Mechanics of Compliant Multifunctional Robotic Structures.- In-Situ SEM Deformation Behavior Observation at CFRP Fiber-Matrix Interface.- High Strain Gradient Measurements in Notched Laminated Composite Panels by Digital Image Correlation.- Intermittent Deformation Behavior in Epitaxial Ni-Mn-Ga Films.- Experimental Analysis of Repaired Zones in Composite Structures Using Digital Image Correlation.- Mechanics of Curved Pin-reinforced Composite Sandwich Structures.- Experimental Investigation of Free-field Implosion of Filament Wound Composite Tubes.- Experimental Investigation of Bend-Twist Coupled Cylindrical Shafts.- Processing and Opto-mechanical Characterization of Transparent Glass-Filled Epoxy Particulate Composites.- Study of Influence of SiC and Al2O3 as Reinforcement Elements in Elastomeric Matrix Composites.- Manufacturing of New Elastomeric Composites: Mechanical Properties Chemical and Physical Analysis.- The Effect of Particles Size on the Thermal Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposite.- Curing Induced Shrinkage: Measurement and Effect of Micro-/Nano- Modified Resins on Tensile Strengths.- Graphene Reinforced Silicon Carbide Nanocomposites-processing and Properties.- Experimental Investigation of the Effect of CNT Addition on the Strength of CFRP Curved Composite Beams.- Mechanical and Tribological Performance of Aluminium Matrix Composite Reinforced with Nano Iron Oxide (Fe3O4).- Particle Templated Graphene-based Composites with Tailored Electro-mechanical Properties.- Novel Hybrid Fastening System with Nano-additive Reinforced Adhesive Inserts.