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1st Edition

High Temperature Materials and Mechanisms

Edited By

Yoseph Bar-Cohen

ISBN 9781466566453
Published March 3, 2014 by CRC Press
583 Pages 65 Color & 346 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The use of high-temperature materials in current and future applications, including silicone materials for handling hot foods and metal alloys for developing high-speed aircraft and spacecraft systems, has generated a growing interest in high-temperature technologies. High Temperature Materials and Mechanisms explores a broad range of issues related to high-temperature materials and mechanisms that operate in harsh conditions. While some applications involve the use of materials at high temperatures, others require materials processed at high temperatures for use at room temperature. High-temperature materials must also be resistant to related causes of damage, such as oxidation and corrosion, which are accelerated with increased temperatures.

This book examines high-temperature materials and mechanisms from many angles. It covers the topics of processes, materials characterization methods, and the nondestructive evaluation and health monitoring of high-temperature materials and structures. It describes the application of high temperature materials to actuators and sensors, sensor design challenges, as well as various high temperature materials and mechanisms applications and challenges. Utilizing the knowledge of experts in the field, the book considers the multidisciplinary nature of high temperature materials and mechanisms, and covers technology related to several areas including energy, space, aerospace, electronics, and metallurgy.

  • Supplies extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study
  • Addresses related science and engineering disciplines
  • Includes information on drills, actuators, sensors and more

A comprehensive resource of information consolidated in one book, this text greatly benefits students in materials science, aerospace and mechanical engineering, and physics. It is also an ideal resource for professionals in the industry.

Table of Contents


Yoseph Bar-Cohen

High-Temperature Materials Chemistry and Thermodynamics

Sulata Kumari Sahu and Alexandra Navrotsky

Refractory Metals, Ceramics, and Composites for High-Temperature Structural and Functional Applications

Jeffrey W Fergus and Wesley P Hoffmann

High-Temperature Adhesives and Bonding

R Peter Dillon

Oxidation of High-Temperature Aerospace Materials

James L Smialek and Nathan S Jacobson

High-Temperature Materials Processing

Olivia A Graeve and James P Kelly

Characterization of High-Temperature Materials

Yoseph Bar-Cohen and Robert Cormia

Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of High-Temperature Materials and Structures

Yoseph Bar-Cohen, John D Lekki, Hyeong Jae Lee, Xiaoqi Bao, Stewart Sherrit, Shyh-Shiuh Lih, Mircea Badescu, Andrew Gyekenyesi, Gary Hunter, Mark Woike, and Grigory Adamovsky

High-Temperature Motors

Nishant Kumar

High-Temperature Electromechanical Actuators

Stewart Sherrit, Hyeong Jae Lee, Shujun Zhang, and Thomas R Shrout

Thermoacoustic Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters

Mostafa Nouh, Osama Aldraihem, and Amr Baz

Shape Memory and Superelastic Alloys

Mohammad Elahinia, Masood Taheri Andani, and Christoph Haberland

Thermoelectric Materials and Generators: Research and Application

Vijay K Varadan, Linfeng Chen, Jungmin Lee, Gyanesh N Mathur, Hyun Jung Kim, and Sang H Choi

High-Temperature Drilling Mechanisms

Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Xiaoqi Bao, Mircea Badescu, Stewart Sherrit, Kris Zacny, Nishant Kumar, Thomas Shrout, and Shujun Zhang

High-Temperature Electronics

Zhenxian Liang

Ultra-High-Temperature Ultrasonic Sensor Design Challenges

Matthew M Kropf

High-Temperature Materials and Mechanisms: Applications and Challenges

Yoseph Bar-Cohen


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Dr. Yoseph Bar-Cohen is the Supervisor of the Electroactive Technologies Group at JPL, as well as a Senior Scientist there. He has (co) edited 10 books, co-authored over 390 publications, co-chaired 50 conferences, and has 36 registered patents. His books and other publications cover such topics as humanlike robots, biomimetics, nondestructive evaluation using ultrasonics and robotics and materials, etc. Business Week named him in 2003 as one of the five technology gurus who are "Pushing Tech's Boundaries." He is a NASA Fellow and Honors Award Winner, has two SPIE Lifetime Achievement Awards, and is the recipient of JPL's prestigious Magellan Award and many other honors and awards.


"This book collates the work of fifty able researchers and should appeal to all studying high temperature materials and applications at the highest level."
––Peter C. Gasson, CEng, MIMechE, FRAeS, from The Aeronautical Journal, September 2014

"The book addresses a wide variety of topics, spanning from synthesis of materials for high temperature applications, to characterization, application and challenges. In that aspect, it offers in one volume reference material for now and the future. … a valuable book to have."
––Yiannis Pontikes, KU Leuven, Belgium

"The main strengths of the book are those chapters written by clear experts in the field, for example, Navrotsky (High Temperature Chemistry and Thermodynamics) and Smialek and Jacobson (Oxidation of High-Temperature Aerospace Materials). ...This book covers an interesting mix of high temperature materials and high temperature devices that would be useful to engineer designing and fabricating equipment or facilities for high temperature applications. I am not aware of any other books with this particular mix of materials/devices for high temperature application."
––Elizabeth Opila, University of Virginia, Charlottesville