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Advances in Lightweight Materials and Structures

Select Proceedings of ICALMS 2020

  • Comprises select peer-reviewed proceedings of the international conference ICALMS 2020

  • Discusses the processing, manufacturing and characterization of lightweight materials

  • Highlights varied applications in the fields of aeronautical, aerospace, automobile, and electronics

Part of the book series: Springer Proceedings in Materials (SPM, volume 8)

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Table of contents (83 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Design of Automotive Lightweight Structures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Meso-modeling of Closed-Cell Aluminum Foam Under Compression Loading

      • Eka Oktavia Kurniati, Tatacipta Dirgantara, Leonardo Gunawan, Annisa Jusuf
      Pages 3-17
    3. Design of Active Noise Reduction Equipment Using Multipole Secondary Source

      • Muhammad Kusni, Purnomo, Leonardo Gunawan, Husein Avicenna Akil
      Pages 19-30
    4. Numerical Analysis of Double-Hat Multi-Corner Column Under Axial Loading

      • Annisa Jusuf, Leonardo Gunawan, Tatacipta Dirgantara, Fadhil Mubarhak
      Pages 31-41
    5. Identification of Rattan Cane in Structural Applications

      • N. Srujana, G. Monesh, T. Bhavani
      Pages 65-74
    6. Correlation Involving Compressive Strength and Flexural Strength of Polyester Fiber-Reinforced Binary Blended Concrete

      • N. K. Amudhavalli, S. Sivasankar, M. Shunmugasundaram, A. Praveen Kumar
      Pages 85-96
    7. Optimization of Rectangular Plate with Circular Opening to Improve Buckling Characteristics

      • A. Agarwal, O. M. Seretse, M. T. Letsatsi, J. Pumwa
      Pages 97-105
    8. Review on Behavior of Hybrid Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

      • Banka Hadassa Joice, A. Aravindan, Satish Brahmalla
      Pages 117-125
    9. Design and Analysis of Hybrid Composite Leaf Spring for Automotive Applications: An Extensive Study

      • Smaranika Nayak, Isham Panigrahi, Ramesh Kumar Nayak
      Pages 127-132
    10. Effect of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Strips on Square Steel Tubular Sections Under Compression

      • S. Sivasankar, N. K. Amudhavalli, A. Praveen Kumar, M. Shunmugasundaram
      Pages 133-144
    11. Design and Analysis of Cap Forward Armrest Component

      • Kishore Kumar Kandi, Nagaveni Thallapalli, Mayank Sunder, Rahul Vuda
      Pages 145-153
    12. Design Optimization of Knuckle Stub Using Response Surface Optimization

      • A. Agarwal, O. B. Molwane, R. Marumo
      Pages 155-164
    13. Numerical Analysis of Rear Spoilers in Improving Vehicle Traction

      • R. Marumo, O. B. Molwane, A. Agarwal
      Pages 165-173
    14. Automated Vision System to Measure Weld Length of Hand Brake

      • M. Palaninatharaja, S. Julius Fusic, S. Karthikeyan, H. Ramesh
      Pages 175-185
    15. Behaviour of Multi-layered Hybrid Fibrous Ferrocement Panels

      • Srujan Varma Kaithoju, D. Vijay Venu Gopal, V. Aastritha Vatchala, Uzair Ahmed
      Pages 187-196

About this book

This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Lightweight Materials and Structures (ICALMS) 2020, and discusses the triad of processing, structure, and various properties of lightweight materials. It provides a well-balanced insight into materials science and mechanics of both synthetic and natural composites. The book includes topics such as nano composites for lightweight structures, impact and failure of structures, biomechanics and biomedical engineering, nanotechnology and micro-engineering, tool design and manufacture for producing lightweight components, joining techniques for lightweight structures for similar and dissimilar materials, design for manufacturing, reliability and safety, robotics, automation and control, fatigue and fracture mechanics, and friction stir welding in lightweight sandwich structures. The book also discusses latest research in composite materials and their applications in the field of aerospace, construction, wind energy, automotive, electronics and so on. Given the range of topics covered, this book can be a useful resource for beginners, researchers and professionals interested in the wide ranging applications of lightweight structures.


  • Composites
  • Crash worthiness
  • Impact loading
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Smart materials
  • Aeronautics
  • Automobile
  • Biomechanics
  • ICALMS 2020

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, CMR Technical Campus, Kandlakoya, India

    A. Praveen Kumar

  • Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia

    Tatacipta Dirgantara

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, India

    P. Vamsi Krishna

About the editors

Dr. A. Praveen Kumar is presently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, CMR Technical Campus, Hyderabad, Telangana. He acquired distinction in bachelor’s degree (mechanical engineering) and university first rank in master’s degree (engineering design) from Anna University, Chennai. He completed his Ph.D. degree in the area of crashworthiness of thin-walled structures from Anna University, Chennai. His major areas of research interests include metal forming simulation, composite materials and structures, impact loading of hybrid tubes, and use of light-weight materials in automotive applications. He has  authored a book titled “Mechanical behaviour of hybrid jute/glass polymer composites” and co-authored a book titled “Development of Labyrinth Type Solar Thermal Energy Storage System" in Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. He has published 24 research papers in reputed international journals and presented 10 papers in International/National conferences. He is currently an editorial board member in Journal of Transactions on Advancements in Science and Technology and reviewer in reputed journals like Journal of Industrial Textiles, International Journal of Crashworthiness, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, The Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. He is also a life member of various professional bodies including Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), Association of Machines and Mechanisms (AMM), International Association of Engineers (IAE) and Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME).


Dr. Tatacipta Dirgantara is presently a Professor of Computational Mechanics in the Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (FMAE - ITB), Indonesia. Since June 2020, he has been appointed as the Dean of FMAE -  ITB. He obtained both his bachelor’s and post graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, and completed his Ph.D. degree from Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom. He is also registered as a Professional Engineer from the Institution of Engineers Indonesia and ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations. He has more than 20 years’ experiences in research, teaching, consultancy, and training assignment at national as well as international level in the area of solid and structural mechanics, computational and experimental mechanics, fracture mechanics and bio mechanics. He has contributed towards more than 80 research papers in international and national journals and conferences, and owns several patents. He has authored a book titled “Boundary Element Analysis of Crack in Shear Deformable Plates and Shells”, and co-authored a book titled, "Boundary Element Methods in Engineering and Sciences, Computational and Experimental Methods in Structures.  He is currently an editorial board member of the Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences. He has also supervised more than 100 undergraduate, master and doctoral students.


Dr. P. Vamsi Krishna is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana. He obtained his B.Tech degree in mechanical engineering and M.Tech degree in production engineering from S V University. He obtained his Ph.D degree with specialization In manufacturing engineering from Andhra University. He has more than 17 years’ of teaching experience in reputed engineering colleges and his areas of research interests include machining processes, application of solid lubricants in machining, application of nano materials in machining, sustainable manufacturing and composite materials. He has published 65 research papers in the reputed international journals, 38 papers in national/international conferences and owns a patent. He has co-authored a text book “Production Technology”, and authored a book chapter “Nano Cutting Fluids” in Metal working fluids book by Jerry P. Byers. He is currently an editorial board member of journals like  American Journal of Mechanical Engineering (AJME), Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research (NNR), American Journal of Nanomaterials (AJN), Journal of Production Research and Management (JoPRM), Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Horizon Research Publishing Corporation,  and is also acting as a reviewer for various reputed international journals.  

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  • ISBN: 978-981-15-7827-4
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Softcover Book USD 379.99
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Hardcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)