The main objective of the book is to expose readers to the basics of sustainable material forming and joining technologies, and to discuss the relationship between conventional and sustainable processes. It also provides case studies for sustainable issues in material forming and joining processes, workouts for converting conventional processes to green processes, and highlights the importance of awareness on sustainable and green manufacturing through education. The book will include green and sustainability concepts in material forming like bulk forming and sheet forming emphasizing hot forming, materials development, lubrication, and minimizing defects.
- Conceptualizes green and sustainability issues towards efficient material forming and joining
- Addresses important aspects of sustainable manufacturing by forming operations
- Presents comparison between traditional and sustainable manufacturing processes
- Includes practical case studies from industry experts
- Discusses green and sustainability concepts in material forming like bulk forming and sheet forming emphasizing hot forming, materials development, lubrication, and minimizing defects
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Sustainable Manufacturing Processes 2. Sustainability in Material Forming 3. Sustainability in Joining 4. Friction and Lubrication in Sustainable Metal Forming 5. Development in Materials for Sustainable Manufacturing 6. Steel: A Sustainable Material of the Future 7. Strategies to Improve the Forming Quality of Sheets 8. Computations and Sustainability in Material Forming 9. Hot Stamping of Ultra-High-Strength Steel Parts 10. Tubular Hydroforming and Hydropiercing 11. Some Recent Developments in Microforming 12. Mechanical Joining Processes 13. Hybrid Joining Processes 14. Green Lubricants and Lubrication 15. LASER-Based Manufacturing as a Green Manufacturing Process 16. Models and Approaches for Sustainable Performance Measurement 17. Sustainable Manufacturing—Getting Future Ready 18. Dissemination of Sustainability and Education 19. Sustainability, Health, and Environment: A Case Study of Waste Management Sector
Dr. R. Ganesh Narayanan
Dr. R. Ganesh Narayanan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India. He received his Ph.D. from the IIT Bombay, India. His research areas of interest include Metal Forming and Joining. He has contributed many research articles in reputed journals and international conferences. He has edited few books including ‘Strengthening and Joining by Plastic Deformation’ published by Springer Singapore, ‘Advances in Material Forming and Joining’ published by Springer India, and ‘Metal Forming Technology and Process Modeling’ published by McGraw Hill Education, India. He has also edited special issues of journals including ‘Advances in Computational Methods in Manufacturing’ in the International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, and ‘Numerical Simulations in Manufacturing’ in the Journal of Machining and Forming Technologies. He has organized two international conferences at IIT Guwahati namely International Conference on Computational Methods in Manufacturing (ICCMM) in 2011, and the 5th International and 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research (AIMTDR) Conference in 2014. He has also organized a GIAN course on ‘Green Material Forming and Joining’ at IIT Guwahati in 2016.
Dr. Jay S Gunasekera
Dr. Jay Gunasekera is an internationally recognized researcher in the area of metal forming and manufacturing. He has pioneered discoveries in the design of streamlined extrusion dies, forging and heat treatment problems, and ring rolling.
Dr. Gunasekera was the Mechanical Engineering Department Chair at Ohio University from 1991-2006. During his time as department chair, undergraduate and graduate enrollments increased significantly, two new laboratory courses for senior design and research were established, two-thirds of the current faculty were hired, and research funding increased exponentially to over two million dollars per year. Dr. Gunasekera has advised over 90 graduate students, many of who are now leaders in their respective fields. Additionally, he helped form the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), and served as its first director.
Dr. Gunasekera was the American Editor of the Journal of Materials Processing Technology published by Elsevier. He has undertaken research and consulting projects for the United States Air Force, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, General Motors, and a large number of forging companies.
Dr. Gunasekera has been published in over 150 technical publications and referenced in many journals and conferences. He was awarded the highest doctorate (D.Sc.) Degree by the University of London in 1991 for his contribution in research and publications in the field of manufacturing engineering. He was a Fellow of the City & Guilds of London, the highest honor conferred by that institution, and remains the only Sri Lankan to ever receive this award. He is a Fellow of SME & FRSA, past Fellow of IMechE, IProdE & IEE.
He is recognized in Who's Who in Engineering Education, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who's Who in American Education, The International Who's Who of Intellectuals, International Leaders in Achievement, The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, Men of Achievement, and Who's Who of Engineering Leader's of America.