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Materials Characterisation IV

Computational Methods and Experiments

Materials Characterisation IV by A. A. Mammoli
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Until recently, engineering materials could be characterised successfully using relatively simple testing procedures. As materials technology advances, interest is growing in materials possessing complex meso-, micro- and nano-structures, which to a large extent determine their physical properties and behaviour.  The purposes of materials modelling are many - optimisation, investigation of failure, simulation of production processes, to name a few. Modelling and characterisation are closely intertwined, increasingly so as the complexity of the material increases. Characterisation, in essence, is the connection between the abstract material model and the real-world behaviour of the material in question. Characterisation of complex materials therefore may require a combination of experimental techniques and computation.
WIT Press; June 2009
465 pages; ISBN 9781845643669
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Title: Materials Characterisation IV
Author: A. A. Mammoli; C. A. Brebbia