Improved Performance of Materials

Design and Experimental Approaches

  • Andreas Öchsner
  • Holm Altenbach

Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. H. Sakinah, M. A. Hassan, K. Kadirgama, Ganesan Kadirgama, D. Ramasamy, A. K. Amirruddin et al.
    Pages 1-9
  3. Mostafa M. El-Sayed, Ahmed Y. Shash, Tamer S. Mahmoud, Mahmoud Abd Rabbou
    Pages 11-25
  4. Ivan Ružiak, Pavel Koštial, Zora Jančíková, Milada Gajtanska, Ľuboš Krišťák, Ivan Kopal et al.
    Pages 27-35
  5. Mohamed Refaat Abo El-Fotouh, Ahmed Yehia Shash, Mohamed Hasan Gadallah
    Pages 37-51
  6. Salah Seghir Mechaour, Akila Derardja, M. Jamal Deen, Ponnambalam Ravi Selvaganapathy
    Pages 63-71
  7. Marco Stipkovic Filho, Marco Antônio Stipkovic, Éd Cláudio Bordinassi, Sérgio Delijaicov, Sérgio Luis Rabelo de Almeida
    Pages 83-91
  8. P. Viviani, M. Aldinucci, R. d’Ippolito, J. Lemeire, D. Vucinic
    Pages 93-106
  9. Vojtěch Václavík, Milena Kušnerová, Tomáš Dvorský, Vojtěch Šimíček, Jan Valíček, Lukáš Gola et al.
    Pages 107-118
  10. Samara Jadi Cruz de Oliveira, Ophelia Bolmin, Michel Arrigoni, Christian Jochum
    Pages 119-141
  11. Rudolf Neydorf, Orhan Yarakhmedov, Victor Polyakh, Ivan Chernogorov, Dean Vucinic
    Pages 175-184
  12. Rudolf Neydorf, Ivan Chernogorov, Orkhan Yarakhmedov, Victor Polyakh, Dean Vucinic
    Pages 185-196
  13. Zia Javanbakht, Wayne Hall, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 197-206
  14. Kateřina Dědková, Petr Jandačka, Rostislav Váňa, Jana Kukutschová, Nikola Vítkovská
    Pages 207-218
  15. Ivan Kopal, Pavel Koštial, Zora Jančíková, Jan Valíček, Marta Harničárová, Peter Hybler et al.
    Pages 219-229
  16. Pavel Koštial, Ondrej Bošák, Ivan Kopal, Zora Koštialová Jančíková, Jan Valíček, Marta Harničárová
    Pages 231-237
  17. Rudolf Neydorf, Victor Polyakh, Ivan Chernogorov, Orhan Yarakhmedov, Dean Vucinic
    Pages 245-257
  18. Araceli Guadalupe Santana Rayo, Luis Héctor Hernández Gómez, Alejandro Tonatiu Velázquez Sánchez, Juan Alfonso Beltrán Fernández, Juan Alejandro Flores Campos, Guillermo Urriolagoitia Calderón et al.
    Pages 259-267
  19. David Alvarado, Leonel Corona, Saúl Muñoz, Alfonso Campos, Alejadro Escamilla
    Pages 269-282

About this book


This book offers a snapshot of recent developments in improving the properties and performance of engineering materials and structures. It discusses modeling properties related to classical mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical fields as well as those related to surface-specific quantities (e.g. roughness, wear and modifications due to surface coatings). The material types presented range from classical metals and synthetic materials to composites. Competitiveness due to cost efficiency (e.g. lighter structures and the corresponding fuel savings for transportation systems) and sustainability (e.g. recyclability or reusability) are the driving factors for engineering developments. The outcomes of these efforts are difficult to be accurately monitored due to the ongoing evaluation cycles.


ACE-X 2016 materials roughness surface coatings composite materials synthetic materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Öchsner
    • 1
  • Holm Altenbach
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith School of EngineeringGriffith University (Gold Coast Campus)SouthportAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institut für MechanikOtto-von-Guericke-University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59589-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59590-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-8433
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-8441
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