2005 | pages: 690 | ISBN: 0849316537 | PDF | 32,8 mb
In chapters contributed by 24 university & government laboratories, Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional, & Smart Materials combines wide-ranging research aimed at the development of multifunctional materials that are strong, lightweight, & versatile. This book explores promising & diverse approaches to the design of nanoscale materials & presents concepts that integrate mechanical, electrical, electrochemical, polarization, optical, thermal, & biomimetic functions with nanoscale materials to support the development of polymer composites, thin films, fibers, pultruded materials, & smart materials haveing a superior combination of properties.
Interrelating the many different aspects of nanoscience vital to developing new material systems, this book is organized into three parts that cover the major areas of focus: synthesis, manufacturing techniques, & modeling. The book defines functional materials & discusses techniques designed to improve material properties, durability, multifunctionality, & adaptability. It also examines sensors & actuators fabricated from nanostructured microdevices for structural health & performance monitoring. Shifting its focus to nanomechanics & the modeling of nanoscale particles, the book discusses vibration properties, thin films, & pulse laser deposition, low cost manufacturing of ceramic composites, hybrid nanocomposites, & various types of nanotubes. The book combines atomistic modeling with molecular dynamics simulations to clarify design considerations & discusses coupling between atomistic models & classical continuum mechanics models. The authors also advocate the current & potential development of commercial applications, such as nanocoatings to create "artificial skin" & functionalized nanotubes used to enhance the properties of composite materials.
Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional, & Smart Materials provides an overview of current trends & cutting-edge research in the area of nanoengineered materials. It offers new directions for the production of functionally tailored materials that can self-monitor their health & provide enduring performance.