Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences introduces and emphasizes the importance of the interdisciplinary nature of education and research from a materials science perspective. This approach is aimed to promote understanding of the physical, chemical, biological and engineering aspects of any materials science problem. Contents are prepared to maintain the strong background of fundamental engineering disciplines while integrating them with the disciplines of natural science. It presents key concepts and includes case studies on biomedical materials and renewable energy.
Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students in materials science and other streams of engineering, this book
- Explores interdisciplinary research aspects in a coherent manner for materials science researchers
- Presents key concepts of engineering sciences as relevant for materials science in terms of fundamentals and applications
- Discusses engineering mechanics, biological and physical sciences
- Includes relevant case studies and examples
1.Introduction. Part I: Fundamentals. 2. Bonding and Properties of Materials 3.Advanced Bonding 4. Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Behavior of Materials 5. Conventional and Advanced Manufacturing of Materials 6. Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical Techniques 7. Chemical and electrochemical kinetics 8. Introduction to Biological Systems 9. Elements of Bioelectricity 10. Physical Laws of Solar-thermal Energy harvesting. Part 2: Applications. 11. Environmental/Societal Needs of Alternate Energy and Energy Storage 12. Spectrally Selective Solar Absorbers and Optical Reflectors 13. Advanced Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies and Integration 14. Ceramics for Armor Applications 15. Functionally Graded Materials for Bone Tissue Engineering 16. Design, Prototyping and Performance Qualification of Thermal Protection Systems for Hypersonic Space Vehicle 17. A Way Forward Appendix A