Special Issue "Materials' 2016 (Montreal, Canada: June 20 - 24, 2016) - Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016).

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Prof. Dr. Yehia M. Haddad
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1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada K1N 6N5
2. President, Advanced Engineering Solutions [AES.COM], 6063 Valley Field Crescent, Ottawa, ON K1C 5 P2, Canada
Interests: engineering materials; applied mechanics; mechanical and production engineering; systems design and applications
Prof. Liangchi Zhang
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University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Interests: manufacturing engineering; mechanical engineering; nanotechnology materials engineering; numerical modeling and mechanical characterization; precision engineering; solid mechanics; tribology machining
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Prof. Dr. David P. Thambiratnam
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School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
Interests: nano materials; engineering materials and structures; structural dynamics; destructive and nondestructive testing

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Materials’2016 (Montreal, Canada: June 20 – 24, 2016) on “Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications”.

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Following the success of its preceding AES-ATEMA International Conferences and Conventions, the delegates of the forthcoming MONTREAL’2016 AES-ATEMA International Conference (Montreal, Canada: June 20 -24, 2016) will continue to address important topics within the realm of “Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications”. The conference is planned to take place at the McGill University Faculty Club, McGill University Campus, Montreal, Canada: “McGill Faculty Club and Conference Centre, 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E5, Tel. (514) 398-6660”.

This Special Issue selects excellent papers from the forthcoming MATERIALS’2016 International Conference, and covers a very broad scope, a wide range of fields in science and engineering materials and aims to bring together scientific, engineering and technology expertise. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, to this Special Issue. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the instructions stated on the pertinent website (https://materials2016montreal.wordpress.com), and submitted to the Guest Editor at [email protected]

Yehia M. Haddad
Liangchi Zhang
David P. Thambiratnam
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Keywords

  • Engineering Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Energies
  • Advances, Trends and Applications

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Deformation Behavior of Recycled Concrete Aggregate during Cyclic and Dynamic Loading Laboratory Tests
Materials 2016, 9(9), 780; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9090780 - 20 Sep 2016
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Recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) is a relatively new construction material, whose applications can replace natural aggregates. To do so, extensive studies on its mechanical behavior and deformation characteristics are still necessary. RCA is currently used as a subbase material in the construction of [...] Read more.
Recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) is a relatively new construction material, whose applications can replace natural aggregates. To do so, extensive studies on its mechanical behavior and deformation characteristics are still necessary. RCA is currently used as a subbase material in the construction of roads, which are subject to high settlements due to traffic loading. The deformation characteristics of RCA must, therefore, be established to find the possible fatigue and damage behavior for this new material. In this article, a series of triaxial cyclic loading and resonant column tests is used to characterize fatigue in RCA as a function of applied deviator stress after long-term cyclic loading. A description of the shakedown phenomenon occurring in the RCA and calculations of its resilient modulus (Mr) as a function of fatigue are also presented. Test result analysis with the stress-life method on the Wohler S-N diagram shows the RCA behavior in accordance with the Basquin law. Full article
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Optimization of Injection Molding Parameters for HDPE/TiO2 Nanocomposites Fabrication with Multiple Performance Characteristics Using the Taguchi Method and Grey Relational Analysis
Materials 2016, 9(8), 710; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9080710 - 22 Aug 2016
Cited by 11
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The current study presents an investigation on the optimization of injection molding parameters of HDPE/TiO2 nanocomposites using grey relational analysis with the Taguchi method. Four control factors, including filler concentration (i.e., TiO2), barrel temperature, residence time and holding time, were [...] Read more.
The current study presents an investigation on the optimization of injection molding parameters of HDPE/TiO2 nanocomposites using grey relational analysis with the Taguchi method. Four control factors, including filler concentration (i.e., TiO2), barrel temperature, residence time and holding time, were chosen at three different levels of each. Mechanical properties, such as yield strength, Young’s modulus and elongation, were selected as the performance targets. Nine experimental runs were carried out based on the Taguchi L9 orthogonal array, and the data were processed according to the grey relational steps. The optimal process parameters were found based on the average responses of the grey relational grades, and the ideal operating conditions were found to be a filler concentration of 5 wt % TiO2, a barrel temperature of 225 °C, a residence time of 30 min and a holding time of 20 s. Moreover, analysis of variance (ANOVA) has also been applied to identify the most significant factor, and the percentage of TiO2 nanoparticles was found to have the most significant effect on the properties of the HDPE/TiO2 nanocomposites fabricated through the injection molding process. Full article
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Characterization of Aluminum-Based-Surface Matrix Composites with Iron and Iron Oxide Fabricated by Friction Stir Processing
Materials 2016, 9(7), 505; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9070505 - 23 Jun 2016
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Surface composite layers were successfully fabricated on an A 1050-H24 aluminum plate by dispersed iron (Fe) and magnetite (Fe3O4) particles through friction stir processing (FSP). Fe and Fe3O4 powders were packed into a groove of 3 [...] Read more.
Surface composite layers were successfully fabricated on an A 1050-H24 aluminum plate by dispersed iron (Fe) and magnetite (Fe3O4) particles through friction stir processing (FSP). Fe and Fe3O4 powders were packed into a groove of 3 mm in width and 1.5 mm in depth, cut on the aluminum plate, and covered with an aluminum sheet that was 2-mm thick. A friction stir processing (FSP) tool of square probe shape, rotated at a rate of 1000–2000 rpm, was plunged into the plate through the cover sheet and the groove, and moved along the groove at a travelling speed of 1.66 mm/s. Double and triple passes were applied. As a result, it is found that the Fe particles were homogenously distributed in the whole nugget zone at a rotation speed of 1000 rpm after triple FSP passes. Limited interfacial reactions occurred between the Fe particles and the aluminum matrix. On the other hand, the lower rotation speed (1000 rpm) was not enough to form a sound nugget when the dispersed particles were changed to the larger Fe3O4. The Fe3O4 particles were dispersed homogenously in a sound nugget zone when the rotation speed was increased to 1500 rpm. No reaction products could be detected between the Fe3O4 particles and the aluminum matrix. The saturation magnetization (Ms) of the Fe-dispersed nugget zone was higher than that of the Fe3O4-dispersed nugget zone. Moreover, there were good agreement between the obtained saturation magnetization values relative to that of pure Fe and Fe3O4 materials and the volume content of the dispersed particles in the nugget zone. Full article
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Development of in-Situ Al-Si/CuAl2 Metal Matrix Composites: Microstructure, Hardness, and Wear Behavior
Materials 2016, 9(6), 442; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9060442 - 02 Jun 2016
Cited by 12
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In the present work, in-situ metal matrix composites were fabricated through squeeze casting. The copper particles were dispersed with different weight percentages (3%, 6%, 10%, and 15%) into Al-12% Si piston alloy. Also, heat treatments were performed at 380 °C and 450 °C [...] Read more.
In the present work, in-situ metal matrix composites were fabricated through squeeze casting. The copper particles were dispersed with different weight percentages (3%, 6%, 10%, and 15%) into Al-12% Si piston alloy. Also, heat treatments were performed at 380 °C and 450 °C for holding times of 6 and 18 h. The microstructures, X-ray diffractometer (XRD) pattern, hardness, and wear characteristics were evaluated. The results showed that these copper particles have reacted with the aluminum under all of the aforementioned processing conditions resulting in the formation of fine copper aluminide intermetallics. Most of the intermetallics were CuAl2, while AlCu appeared in a small ratio. Additionally, these intermetallics were homogenously distributed within the alloy matrix with up to 6% Cu addition. The amounts of those intermetallics increased after performing heat treatment. Most of these intermetallics were CuAl2 at 380 °C, while the Cu-rich intermetallics appeared at 450 °C. Increasing the holding time to 18 h, however, led to grain coarsening and resulted in the formation of some cracks. The hardness of the resulting composite materials was improved. The hardness value reached to about 170 HV after heat treating at 380 °C for 8 h. The wear resistance of the resulting composite materials was remarkably improved, especially at lower additions of Cu and at the lower heat treatment temperature. Full article
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