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Materials State Awareness
Resources to assist with research and development of technologies to improve detection and enable characterization of initial and evolving state of materials and damage in Air Force systems providing increased safety and aircraft availability, reduced maintenance cost, and accelerated certification and transition of advanced structural materials. Provide researchers with information to assist with maintaining competency to develop, demonstrate, and transition nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods for Air Force applications.
Books of Interest
Books of Interest
Experimental Stress Analysis for Materials and Structures by
Call Number: TA 404.8 .F74 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-31
This book summarizes the main methods of experimental stress analysis and examines their application to various states of stress of major technical interest, highlighting aspects not always covered in the classic literature. It explains how experimental stress analysis assists in verifying and completion of analytical and numerical models, developing phenomenological theories, measuring and control of system parameters under operating conditions, and identifying causes of failure or malfunction. Cases addressed include measurement of the state of stress in models, measurement of actual loads on structures, verification of stress states in circumstances of complex numerical modeling, assessment of stress-related material damage, and reliability analysis of artifacts (e.g. prostheses) that interact with biological systems. The book will serve graduate students and professionals as a valuable tool for finding solutions when analytical solutions do not exist.
Optical Techniques for Solid-State Materials Characterization by
Call Number: QC176.8.O6 O68 2012
Publication Date: 2011-07-05
Over the last century, numerous optical techniques have been developed to characterize materials, giving insight into their optical, electronic, magnetic, and structural properties and elucidating such diverse phenomena as high-temperature superconductivity and protein folding. Optical Techniques for Solid-State Materials Characterization provides detailed descriptions of basic and advanced optical techniques commonly used to study materials, from the simple to the complex. The book explains how to use these techniques to acquire, analyze, and interpret data for gaining insight into material properties. As optical techniques are among the first applied when studying new systems with novel properties, the information presented in this comprehensive reference will only grow in importance. By supplying clear, detailed explanations of these techniques, the book enables researchers to readily implement them and acquire new insights into the materials they study.
Solid-State NMR in Materials Science by
Call Number: TA417.36 .B35 2012
Publication Date: 2011-12-19
Solid-state NMR is a powerful physical method widely applied in modern fundamental and applied science, medicine, and industry. Its role is particularly valuable in materials chemistry due to the capability of solid-state NMR to rapidly solve tasks connected with structural descriptions of complex systems on macro and/or molecular levels, and the identification of the dynamics often responsible for complex systems mechanical properties. Written for non-specialists, Solid-State NMR in Materials Science: Principles and Applications introduces the general physical principles of pulsed NMR, by including elements of the theory and practice in the registration of NMR signals, and by explaining different NMR equipment. Written in clear and simple language, this book includes clear illustrations, numerous examples, and detailed bibliographies. It an excellent reference not only for young and experienced researchers, but also for students interested in a future in materials science.
Books from the National Academies Press
Free eBooks [PDFs] from the National Academies Press
21st Century Paradigm Change in Performance and Design Metrics: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019)
In September 2015, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a two-day workshop on evolving paradigms for design and manufacturing. Participants discussed ways to lower costs and shorten production time in defense systems while bringing materials and manufacturing alternatives into the tradespace. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop. [Download a free PDF of this book from the National Academies Press.]
Applying Materials State Awareness to Condition-Based Maintenance and System Life Cycle Management: Summary of a Workshop (2016)
In August 2014, the committee on Defense Materials Manufacturing and Infrastructure convened a workshop to discuss issues related to applying materials state awareness to condition-based maintenance and system life cycle management. The workshop was structured around three focal topics: (1) advances in metrology and experimental methods, (2) advances in physics-based models for assessment, and (3) advances in databases and diagnostic technologies. This report summarizes the discussions and presentations from this workshop. [Download a free PDF of this book from the National Academies Press.]
Research Opportunities in Corrosion Science and Engineering (2011)
The field of corrosion science and engineering is on the threshold of important advances. Advances in lifetime prediction and technological solutions, as enabled by the convergence of experimental and computational length and timescales and powerful new modeling techniques, are allowing the development of rigorous, mechanistically based models from observations and physical laws. [Download a free PDF of this book from the National Academies Press.]
eBooks of Interest
Eddy-Current Nondestructive Evaluation by
Call Number: TA417.36 .B68 2019eb
Publication Date: 2019-08-02
This book covers the topic of eddy current nondestructive evaluation, the most commonly practiced method of electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation (NDE). It emphasizes a clear presentation of the concepts, laws and relationships of electricity and magnetism upon which eddy current inspection methods are founded. The book is intended to equip readers with sufficient knowledge to optimize routine eddy current NDE inspections, or design new ones. It is useful for graduate engineers and scientists seeking a deeper understanding of electromagnetic methods of NDE than can be found in a guide for practitioners.
Materials Characterization Using Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Methods by
Call Number: QD131
Publication Date: 2016-03-23
Materials Characterization Using Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Methods discusses NDT methods and how they are highly desirable for both long-term monitoring and short-term assessment of materials, providing crucial early warning that the fatigue life of a material has elapsed, thus helping to prevent service failures. Materials Characterization Using Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Methods gives an overview of established and new NDT techniques for the characterization of materials, with a focus on materials used in the automotive, aerospace, power plants, and infrastructure construction industries. Each chapter focuses on a different NDT technique and indicates the potential of the method by selected examples of applications. Methods covered include scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray microtomography and diffraction, ultrasonic, electromagnetic, microwave, and hybrid techniques.
Metal Oxides in Supercapacitors by
Publication Date: 2017-07-10
Metal Oxides in Supercapacitors addresses the fundamentals of metal oxide-based supercapacitors and provides an overview of recent advancements in this area. Metal oxides attract most of the materials scientists use due to their excellent physico-chemical properties and stability in electrochemical systems. This justification for the usage of metal oxides as electrode materials in supercapacitors is their potential to attain high capacitance at low cost. This book explores the most recent advances made in metal oxides in supercapacitors, discussing cutting-edge nanotechnology for supercapacitors, and includes fundamental properties of metal oxides in supercapacitors that can be used to guide and promote technology development.
Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications by
Call Number: TL671.9
Publication Date: 2017-03-19
Reliability Based Aircraft Maintenance Optimization and Applications presents flexible and cost-effective maintenance schedules for aircraft structures, particular in composite airframes. By applying an intelligent rating system, and the back-propagation network (BPN) method and FTA technique, a new approach was created to assist users in determining inspection intervals for new aircraft structures, especially in composite structures. This book also discusses the influence of Structure Health Monitoring (SHM) on scheduled maintenance.