M. R. Mitchell / Stephen Smith / Terry Woods u.a.: STP 1559 - Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices / 3rd Volume / ISBN 978-0-8031-7545-7
Eleven peer-reviewed papers provide the latest research on the fatigue behavior of nitinol SMA´s and the influence of residual surface stress, as well as the influence of inclusions and test speed on long-life performance. Other topics deal with information on biomechanical loading and fatigue haracterization of orthopaedic devices, surface modifications on fatigue and corrosion behavior of Ti-6Al-4V, and the fracture toughness of a Ti-MMC.
Therese K. Stovall / Thomas Whitaker: STP 1574 - Next-Generation Thermal Insulation Challenges and Opportunities / 1st Volume / ISBN 978-0-8031-7593-8
The work described in this publication was therefore organized in two areas: advanced materials and advanced measurement technology. Thirteen peer-reviewed papers measure performance indices for complex three-dimensional systems with multiple components, phase change materials, and in-situ systems. This publication is organized into two areas: advanced materials and advanced measurement technology.
Carmine Sesa: STP 1569 - Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems - Sustainability: Contributions from Formulation Technology / 33rd Volume / ISBN 978-0-8031-7578-5
Fourteen peer-reviewed papers cover the latest on sustainability in pesticide formulation and delivery systems, including agronomic inputs, equipment, processes, and practices, which maximize efficiencies and minimizes the amount of resources required.
Robert E. Chapman / Michael N. Goodkind: STP 1586 - Ideas to Impact: How Building Economic Standards Keep You on Track / 1st Volume / ISBN 978-1-8031-7617-1
These 10 papers are a comprehensive summary of the ASTM E06.81 Building Economic standards. The topics illuminate the benefits that professionals enjoy when utilizing ASTM standards at their planning, design, construction, and operation phases. These papers build a framework for measuring and managing the economic performance of buildings, building systems and components, and other constructed facilities-throughout the entire life cycle. The framework is organized around four topic areas: cost data presentation and analysis, value engineering, risk management, and economic evaluation. Linking ASTM standards with economic and cost risk factors is helpful in addressing today´s economic and global challenges facing the construction industry. With these papers, professionals have a guide for keeping their building-related projects on track.
Mark Kirk / Enrico Loucon: STP 1572 - Effects of Radiation on Nuclear Materials / 26th Volume / ISBN 978-0-8031-7589-1
Featuring 10 symposium papers presented in Indianapolis, IN in June 2013. These papers have a rich history having evolved from five decades of tradition, from a symposium that has provided an international forum for the presentation of current research results, applications studies, and open discussion. Papers on radiation effects in reactor pressure vessel steels dominated The Effects of Radiation on Nuclear Materials symposium. More than half of the contributions to these papers are from international, expert authors. While a long-standing topic of research and practical interest to the nuclear engineering community, this topic retains its currency due the irreplaceability of the vessel and the critical role vessel safety calculations play in establishing the licensable life of the plant.