Information Sources in Engineering

Author: Roderick A. Macleod,Jim Corlett

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110930765

Category: Reference

Page: 703

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The current, thoroughly revised and updated edition of this approved title, evaluates information sources in the field of technology. It provides the reader not only with information of primary and secondary sources, but also analyses the details of information from all the important technical fields, including environmental technology, biotechnology, aviation and defence, nanotechnology, industrial design, material science, security and health care in the workplace, as well as aspects of the fields of chemistry, electro technology and mechanical engineering. The sources of information presented also contain publications available in printed and electronic form, such as books, journals, electronic magazines, technical reports, dissertations, scientific reports, articles from conferences, meetings and symposiums, patents and patent information, technical standards, products, electronic full text services, abstract and indexing services, bibliographies, reviews, internet sources, reference works and publications of professional associations. Information Sources in Engineering is aimed at librarians and information scientists in technical fields as well as non-professional information specialists, who have to provide information about technical issues. Furthermore, this title is of great value to students and people with technical professions.
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Compacted Oxide Layer Formation Under Conditions of Limited Debris Retention at the Wear Interface During High Temperature Sliding Wear of Superalloys

Author: Ian Inman

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581123213

Category: Science

Page: 372

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For many applications, including power generation, aerospace and the automobile industry, high temperature wear provides serious difficulties where two or more surfaces move or slide relative to one another. In aerospace, for example, demands for more powerful, efficient engines operating at ever higher temperatures, mean that conventional lubrication is no longer sufficient to prevent direct contact between metallic sliding surfaces, accelerating wear. However, one high temperature phenomenon observed to reduce metallic contact, and thus wear and friction, is the formation of 'glazes', essentially compacted oxide wear debris layers that sinter together to form wear resistant surfaces. This thesis studies the nature of wear encountered with four different combinations of Superalloys, slid together using a 'block-on-cylinder' configuration (Nimonic 80A and Incoloy MA956 as block / sample materials; Stellite 6 and Incoloy 800HT as cylinder / counterface materials) simulating car (automobile) engine 'valve-on-valve-seat' wear. Initially this study concentrates on the combined effects of sliding speed (either 0.314 m/s or 0.905 m/s, supplementing previous testing at 0.654 m/s) and temperature (between room temperature and 750 C) - by altering either or both of these variables, the nature of the wear process can be radically altered, encouraging or suppressing wear protective oxide or 'glaze' layer formation. Extensive characterisation is conducted of the 'glaze' layers during this study, using a wide range of tools including optical microscopy, SEM, EDX (spot, mapping and Autopoint), XRD (including Glancing Angle) and micro-hardness. On selected samples, TEM and STM show these 'glaze' layers to be nano-structured (nano-crystalline), with an estimated grain size of as little as 2 to 10 nm."
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Handbook of Adhesion

Author: D. E. Packham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470014210

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 692

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This second edition of the successful Handbook of Adhesion provides concise and authoritative articles covering many aspects of the science and technology associated with adhesion and adhesives. It is intended to fill a gap between the necessarily simplified treatment of the student textbook and the full and thorough treatment of the research monograph and review article. The articles are structured in such a way, with internal cross-referencing and external literature references, that the reader can build up a broader and deeper understanding, as their needs require. This second edition includes many new articles covering developments which have risen in prominence in the intervening years, such as scanning probe techniques, the surface forces apparatus and the relation between adhesion and fractal surfaces. Advances in understanding polymer - polymer interdiffusion are reflected in articles drawing out the implications for adhesive bonding. In addition, articles derived from the earlier edition have been revised and updated where needed. Throughout the book there is a renewed emphasis on environmental implications of the use of adhesives and sealants. The scope of the Handbook, which features nearly 250 articles from over 60 authors, includes the background science - physics, chemistry and material science - and engineering, and also aspects of adhesion relevant to the use of adhesives, including topics such as: Sealants and mastics Paints and coatings Printing and composite materials Welding and autohesion Engineering design The Handbook of Adhesion is intended for scientists and engineers in both academia and industry, requiring an understanding of the various facets of adhesion.
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Structural Engineer's Pocket Book

Author: Fiona Cobb

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0750656387

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 354

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Until now there has been no comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers. The Structural Engineers Pocket Book is a unique compilation of all table, data, facts, formulae and rules of thumb needed for scheme design by structural engineers in the office, in transit or on site. By bringing together data from many sources, this pocket book is a compact source of job-simplifying information at an affordable price. It is a first point of reference as well as saving valuable time spent trying to track down information that is needed on a daily basis. This may be a small book in terms of its physical dimensions, but it contains a wealth of useful engineering knowledge. Concise and precise, the book is split into 13 sections, with quick and clear access to subject areas including: timber, masonry, concrete, aluminium and glass. British Standards are used and referenced throughout. *the only book of its kind for structural engineers. *brings together information from many different sources for the first time. *comprehensive, yet concise and affordable.
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Structural Engineer's Pocket Book, 2nd Edition

British Standards Edition

Author: Fiona Cobb

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0750686863

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 395

View: 6293

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Now in its second edition, the Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, particularly those taking the iStructE Part 3 Exam. The combination of tables, data, facts, formulae and rules of thumb make it a valuable aid in scheme design for structural engineers in the office, in transit or on site. Concise and precise, this second edition is updated to reflect changes to the British Standards, which are used and referenced throughout, as well as the addition of a new section on sustainability. Other subject areas include timber, masonry, steel, concrete, aluminium and glass.
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