Composites and Advanced Materials for Industrial Applications
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Composites and Advanced Materials for Industrial Applications

K. Kumar (Birla Institute of Technology, India) and J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
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Release Date: May, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 402
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5216-1
ISBN13: 9781522552161|ISBN10: 1522552162|EISBN13: 9781522552178
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Description:

The design and study of materials is a pivotal component to new discoveries in the various fields of science and technology. By better understanding the components and structures of materials, researchers can increase their applications across different industries.

Composites and Advanced Materials for Industrial Applications is a critical scholarly resource that examines recent advances in the field of application of composite materials. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as nanocomposites, hybrid composites, and fabrication techniques, this book is a vital reference source for engineers, academics, researchers, students, professionals, and practitioners seeking current research on improvements in manufacturing processes and developments of new analytical and testing methods.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Alkali Modification
  • Fabrication Techniques
  • Hybrid Composites
  • Industrial Construction
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Nanocomposites
  • Natural Fibers
  • Natural Fillers
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Kaushik Kumar, B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering, REC (Now NIT), Warangal), MBA (Marketing, IGNOU) and Ph.D (Engineering, Jadavpur University), is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has 14 years of Teaching & Research and over 11 years of industrial experience in a manufacturing unit of Global repute. His areas of teaching and research interest are Quality Management Systems, Optimization, Non-conventional machining, CAD / CAM, and Rapid Prototyping and Composites. He has 9 Patents,12 Books, 3 Edited Books 22 Book Chapters, 113 international Journal publications, 18 International and 8 National Conference publications to his credit. He is on the editorial board and review panel of 7 International and 1 National Journals of repute. He has been felicitated with many awards and honours.
J. Paulo Davim (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5659-3111) received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with an MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. He is also Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Fellow (FIET) by IET-London. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He also has an interest in Management, Engineering Education and Higher Education for Sustainability. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and master’s students, as well as has coordinated and participated in several financed research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities in different countries. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 120 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 250 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 52+/9000+ citations, SCOPUS/h-index 57+/11000+ citations, Google Scholar/h-index 73+/17000+).
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