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Forensic Polymer Engineering

Forensic Polymer Engineering Book
Author : Peter Rhys Lewis
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-06-09
ISBN : 0081007280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Polymer Engineering: Why Polymer Products Fail in Service, Second Edition presents and explains the latest forensic engineering techniques used in the investigation of failed polymer materials that are illustrated with a very large number of detailed case studies which show the different types of failure and the forensic engineering techniques used in their investigation. In this updated edition, new case studies have been added to include patent disputes and failed products such as spiral wound wall storage tanks, lithium battery explosions, water bottle failures, and breast implant failures (such as the PIP scandal). New images demonstrating failure have been included, and images from the previous edition are reproduced in color and enhanced with additional explanatory detail. With a dedicated focus on polymeric materials, the book includes details on the experimental techniques that are used to characterize the materials, particularly in cases of failure. Finally, the book has information on the fabrication of polymer devices, as manufacturing flaws often play a role in failure. Demonstrates the latest forensic engineering techniques used in the investigation of failed polymer components Presents detailed case studies that illustrate different types of failure in polymer components, fittings, and medical devices Examines the role of manufacturing in product failure with an overview of faults recognized in methods, design, and material selection Provides an integrated approach to polymer failures that covers everything from basic materials properties, through to the experimental techniques required to study them

Forensic Polymer Engineering

Forensic Polymer Engineering Book
Author : Peter Rhys Lewis
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-02-18
ISBN : 1845697804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Given the infinite number of applications of polymeric materials in everyday life, especially applications where a failure in service may lead to economic loss, injury or death, the ability to determine the cause of failure using forensic engineering techniques is essential. Forensic polymer engineering: Why polymer products fail in service reviews the latest forensic engineering techniques used in the investigation of failed polymer materials. It presents a series of case studies which illustrate the different types of failure and the forensic engineering techniques used in their investigation. The first chapters give an introduction to forensic polymer engineering and an overview of the examination and analysis of failed polymer components. Further chapters give detailed case studies of failure and forensic investigation of polymeric medical devices, polymer storage tanks, small polymeric containers, polymer pipes and fittings, polymeric seals, polymeric tools and ladders, polymer components in transport applications and polymer consumer products. A final concluding chapter provides information on causes of product failure and discusses poor manufacturing methods, poor design, poor choice of materials and failure due to insufficient account being taken of environmental factors. With its distinguished authors, Forensic polymer engineering: Why polymer products fail in service is a standard reference for forensic experts practicing in all engineering fields that involve polymeric materials, as well as design and construction professionals, product manufacturers and insurance professionals. Reviews the latest forensic engineering techniques used in the investigation of failed polymer components Detailed case studies illustrate different types of failure in polymer components, fittings and medical devices Examines the role of manufacturing in product failure with an overview of faults recognised in methods, design and material selection

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering  Book
Author : Colin Gagg
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-02-21
ISBN : 1000038025
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Engineering: The Art and Craft of a Failure Detective synthesizes the current academic knowledge, with advances in process and techniques developed in the last several years, to bring forensic materials and engineering analysis into the 21st century. The techniques covered in the book are applied to the myriad types of cases the forensic engineer and investigator may face, serving as a working manual for practitioners. Analytical techniques and practical, applied engineering principles are illustrated in such cases as patent and intellectual property disputes, building and product failures, faulty design, air and rail disasters, automobile recalls, and civil and criminal cases. Both private and criminal cases are covered as well as the legal obligation, requirements, and responsibilities under the law, particularly in cases of serious injury or even death. Forensic Engineering will appeal to professionals working in failure analysis, loss adjustment, occupational health and safety as well as professionals working in a legal capacity in cases of produce failure and liability—including criminal cases, fraud investigation, and private consultants in engineering and forensic engineering.

Forensic Materials Engineering

Forensic Materials Engineering Book
Author : Peter Rhys Lewis,Ken Reynolds,Colin Gagg
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2003-09-29
ISBN : 9780203484531
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Most books on forensic engineering focus on civil engineering failures rather than consumer or general mechanical products. Unique both in scope and style, this treatment is built upon case studies of real accidents, broadly focused on consumer products, and dedicated to problem solving through scientific principles. Each well-illustrated case study includes legal background, reports the case results, and highlights the lessons learned from the case. New materials and applications appear constantly, and with them, new failure modes. This book provides an outstanding opportunity to gain virtual experience through up-to-date facts and feedback from forensic engineering practitioners.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science Book
Author : Evgeny Katz,Jan Hal?mek
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-06-27
ISBN : 3527338942
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Concentrating on the natural science aspects of forensics, top international authors from renowned universities, institutes, and laboratories impart the latest information from the field. In doing so they provide the background needed to understand the state of the art in forensic science with a focus on biological, chemical, biochemical, and physical methods. The broad subject coverage includes spectroscopic analysis techniques in various wavelength regimes, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, electrochemical detection approaches, and imaging techniques, as well as advanced biochemical, DNA-based identification methods. The result is a unique collection of hard-to-get data that is otherwise only found scattered throughout the literature.

Anticorrosive Rubber Lining

Anticorrosive Rubber Lining Book
Author : Chellappa Chandrasekaran
Publisher : William Andrew
Release : 2017-08-10
ISBN : 0323444857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Anticorrosive Rubber Lining discusses the state-of-the-art in this evolving industry, including sections on the best materials and formulations to use, what's best for a particular application, which repair technique is best for a given application, how long a rubber lining is likely to last, vulcanization parameters, and more. This book deals with the important field of anticorrosive rubber lining and its applications in various industries, including oil and gas, nuclear, aerospace, maritime, and many more, highlighting many of the technological aspects involved. The author offers a unique perspective due to the exclusiveness of the case histories presented, including many industrial rubber lining practices which are mostly kept within the industry. The technical information on rubber presented here is a practical tool to enable engineers to make the best use of rubber linings to prevent corrosion in chemical plants. The book includes valuable insights into bonding systems, surface preparation, and coating methodologies, and also covers failure analysis of failed systems. Includes up-to-date technical information on special compounding and processing technology of recently developed synthetic rubbers Provides detailed case studies from industry sectors, including aerospace, nuclear energy, and mining Presents rare, valuable insider knowledge of current industry practice

Forensic Analytical Techniques

Forensic Analytical Techniques Book
Author : Barbara H. Stuart
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-12-14
ISBN : 1118497414
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The book will be an open learning / distance learning text in the Analytical Techniques for the Sciences (AnTS) covering analytical techniques used in forensic science. No prior knowledge of the analytical techniques will be required by the reader. An introductory chapter will provide an overview of the science of the materials used as forensic evidence. Each of the following chapters will describe the techniques used in forensic analysis. The theory, instrumentation and sampling techniques will be explained and examples of the application of each technique to particular forensic samples will be provided. The reader will be able to assess their understanding with the use of regular self assessment questions and discussion questions throughout the book. The user of the book will be able to apply their understanding to the application of specific techniques to particular analyses encountered in their professional life.

Forensic Engineering of Advanced Polymeric Biomaterials

Forensic Engineering of Advanced Polymeric Biomaterials Book
Author : Grazyna Adamus
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The biosafety of advanced polymeric biomaterials needs prediction, evaluation and indication on potential complications arising from their use and the formation of their degradation products. Thus, the methodology of forensic engineering of advanced polymeric materials (FEAPM) is currently being developed in the area of biocompatible polymers. This novel approach deals with the evaluation and understanding of the relationships between their structure, properties and behavior before, during and after practical applications. FEAPM provides a central driving force for the otherwise disconnected works and should help to design precisely structured polymer materials and to avoid potential failures of the commercial products manufactured from them. The selected prediction and case studies related with design of precisely structured polymer biomaterials for diverse applications in medicine and cosmetic industry will be presented. The molecular level characterization of polymers, including natural polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) and their synthetic analogues will be discussed.

Engineering Materials 2

Engineering Materials 2 Book
Author : David R.H. Jones,Michael F. Ashby
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2012-11-09
ISBN : 0080966691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Engineering Materials 2, Fourth Edition, is one of the leading self-contained texts for more advanced students of materials science and mechanical engineering. It provides a concise introduction to the microstructures and processing of materials, and shows how these are related to the properties required in engineering design. Each chapter is designed to provide the content of one 50-minute lecture. This updated version includes new case studies, more worked examples; links to Google Earth, websites, and video clips; and a companion site with access to instructors' resources: solution manual, image bank of figures from the book, and a section of interactive materials science tutorials. Other changes include an increased emphasis on the relationship between structure, processing, and properties, and the integration of the popular tutorial on phase diagrams into the main text. The book is perfect as a stand-alone text for an advanced course in engineering materials or a second text with its companion Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications, and Design, Fourth Edition in a two-semester course or sequence. Many new or revised applications-based case studies and examples Treatment of phase diagrams integrated within the main text Increased emphasis on the relationship between structure, processing and properties, in both conventional and innovative materials Frequent worked examples – to consolidate, develop, and challenge Many new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clips Accompanying companion site with access to instructors’ resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book

Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers

Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers Book
Author : Mike Jenkins,Artemis Stamboulis
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-08-13
ISBN : 0857096516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Given the widespread use of polymers in medical devices, the durability and reliability of this material in use is an area of critical importance. Durability and reliability of medical polymers reviews the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers. Part one provides a review of the types and properties of bioresorbable medical polymers. The effect of molecular structure on properties is discussed, along with the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications. Transport phenomena and the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers are reviewed, before an exploration of synthetic bioresorbable polymers and their use in orthopaedic tissue regeneration. Part two goes on to explore the durability and reliability of non-bioresorbable medical polymers, and wear processes in polymer implants and ageing processes of biomedical polymers in the body are discussed in depth, before an investigation into manufacturing defects and the failure of synthetic polymeric medical devices. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Durability and reliability of medical polymers is an essential tool for all materials scientists, researchers and engineers involved in the design, development and application of medical polymers, whilst also providing a helpful overview of the subject for biologists, chemist and clinicians. Comprehensively examines the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers Discusses the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications, before reviewing the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers Explores the durability and reliability of non-bioresorbable medical polymers and discusses wear processes in polymer implants and ageing processes of biomedical polymers in the body

Molecular Medicine

Molecular Medicine Book
Author : R.J. Trent
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012-08-22
ISBN : 0123814529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Molecular Medicine is the application of genetic or DNA-based knowledge to the modern practice of medicine. Molecular Medicine, 4e, provides contemporary insights into how the genetic revolution is influencing medical thinking and practice. The new edition includes recent changes in personalized medicine, new growth in omics and direct-to-consumer DNA testing, while focusing on advances in the Human Genome project and implications of the advances in clinical medicine. Graduate students, researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals will appreciate the background history and clinical application of up-to-date molecular advances. Extensively revised to incorporate the results of the Human Genome Project, it provides the latest developments in molecular medicine The only book in Molecular Medicine to reach its fourth edition Identifies current practice as well as future developments Presents extensive tables, well presented figures and resources for further understanding

Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials

Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials Book
Author : Richard W. Hertzberg,Richard Paul Vinci,Jason L. Hertzberg
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 1119670578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The sixth edition provides supplemental materials to enhance both the learning and teaching experiences of students and faculty. A number of video recordings have been added to the text to flesh out certain topics; these recordings have been well received in both Lehigh University classrooms and industrial short courses given throughout the world. Special attention is given to discussions and their interpretation of fatigue fracture surface markings in metals and engineering plastics. A new video recording has been created expressly for this edition that eerily connects works of fiction with real events; in one case, a 1949 novel describes a fictional account of the fatigue failure of an imagined commercial airliner that predated the 1954 catastrophic fatigue failure of the da Havilland Comet commercial airliner. Then again, an 1898 novel described the sinking of an imagined cruise liner, named Titan, 14-years before the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. The similarities in the sinking of both Titan and Titanic vessels are mesmerizing"--

Handbook of Adhesion Technology

Handbook of Adhesion Technology Book
Author : Lucas F. M. da Silva,Andreas Öchsner,Robert D. Adams
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-06-10
ISBN : 3642011683
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Adhesives have been used for thousands of years, but until 100 years ago, the vast majority was from natural products such as bones, skins, fish, milk, and plants. Since about 1900, adhesives based on synthetic polymers have been introduced, and today, there are many industrial uses of adhesives and sealants. It is difficult to imagine a product—in the home, in industry, in transportation, or anywhere else for that matter—that does not use adhesives or sealants in some manner. The Handbook of Adhesion Technology is intended to be the definitive reference in the field of adhesion. Essential information is provided for all those concerned with the adhesion phenomenon. Adhesion is a phenomenon of interest in diverse scientific disciplines and of importance in a wide range of technologies. Therefore, this handbook includes the background science (physics, chemistry and materials science), engineering aspects of adhesion and industry specific applications. It is arranged in a user-friendly format with ten main sections: theory of adhesion, surface treatments, adhesive and sealant materials, testing of adhesive properties, joint design, durability, manufacture, quality control, applications and emerging areas. Each section contains about five chapters written by internationally renowned authors who are authorities in their fields. This book is intended to be a reference for people needing a quick, but authoritative, description of topics in the field of adhesion and the practical use of adhesives and sealants. Scientists and engineers of many different backgrounds who need to have an understanding of various aspects of adhesion technology will find it highly valuable. These will include those working in research or design, as well as others involved with marketing services. Graduate students in materials, processes and manufacturing will also want to consult it.

Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation

Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation Book
Author : Barbara H. Stuart
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-03-19
ISBN : 0470012803
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book will introduce the reader to the wide variety of analytical techniques that are employed by those working on the conservation of materials. An introduction to each technique is provided with explanations of how data may be obtained and interpreted. Examples and case studies will be included to illustrate how each technique is used in practice. The fields studied include: inorganic materials, polymers, biomaterials and metals. Clear examples of data analysis feature, designed to assist the reader in their choice of analytical method.

The Sustainable City VIII 2 Volume Set

The Sustainable City VIII  2 Volume Set  Book
Author : S.S. Zubir,C.A. Brebbia
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2013-12-03
ISBN : 1845647467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

With majority of the Earth’s people now urban dwellers, and cities being the most efficient habitat for the utilisation of resources, it is imperative that we continue to support standards of living and efficiencies of urban areas. However, the urbanisation process has not been without its problems. While much has been done to address the original issues surrounding the quality of urban life, new challenges continue to arise. It is no longer sustainable to achieve improvements by means that require greater and greater energy consumption as we did in the past. Despite their complexity, however, cities are a great laboratory for architects, engineers, and other key professionals to apply new ideas and new technology to meet our requirements for more sustainable city environments. Containing papers presented at the latest in a series of conferences organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology, these proceedings, split in to two volumes address not just environmental, architectural, and engineering concerns, but also quality of life, security, risk, and heritage. The diversity of topics and the case studies based on existing projects make the book an important contribution to the literature on urban planning.

Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization

Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization Book
Author : George Wypych
Publisher : Chemtec Publishing
Release : 2020-03-13
ISBN : 1927885574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book contains completely updated version of previous edition with the most recent literature and patents. It has 12 chapters, each discussing different aspect of UV related phenomena occurring when materials are exposed to UV radiation.

Henry in Stand with Fred Friday

Henry in Stand with Fred Friday Book
Author : Stuart
Publisher : Bradley Stuart Books
Release : 2014-10-17
ISBN : 9780990761006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Anree arrives unannounced and unexpected at Henry's school in suburbia because Henry needs his help. Unfortunately Anree can't keep from causing problems for Henry, beginning with a school detention he gets within minutes of arriving, but maybe he makes up for that by getting Henry a date with Jania for the school dance on Friday. Anree hides in the boy's restroom during the next to the last class period and over hears a plot to prank Henry's friend Fred, but doesn't know how to stop it. Fred is pranked and walks home from school in a dress. However Fred refuses to name the bullies who pranked him and the boys have to decide how to achieve justice for Fred. Anree thinks the answer is for all the guys to wear dresses to school on Friday. Henry repeatedly says no. On the first day Henry wonders if he will survive Anree's help, but in the end he won't survive a life threatening accident without him.

Introduction to forensic engineering

Introduction to forensic engineering Book
Author : The Open University
Publisher : The Open University
Release : 2022-01-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This 20-hour free course looked at the world of forensic engineering and the scientific analysis employed to determine the cause of product failure.

Polymers on the Crime Scene

Polymers on the Crime Scene Book
Author : Valerio Causin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-04-20
ISBN : 331915494X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book approaches the analysis of forensic contact traces from a polymer science perspective. The development of characterization methods of new or unusual traces and the improvement of existing protocols is described. The book starts with a general introduction to polymers and the issues related to transfer, persistence and recovery of polymeric traces. The chapters present a distinctive feature of polymers, discussing how it can be measured, what the practical difficulties which can be encountered in the analysis, and how useful that information is for comparison or identification purposes. Practical tips for the realization of the forensic analyses are included.

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology Concise

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology  Concise Book
Author : Herman F. Mark
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-10-16
ISBN : 0470073691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The compact, affordable reference, revised and updated The Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, Concise Third Edition provides the key information from the complete, twelve-volume Mark's Encyclopedia in an affordable, condensed format. Completely revised and updated, this user-friendly desk reference offers quick access to all areas of polymer science, including important advances in nanotechnology, imaging and analytical techniques, controlled polymer architecture, biomimetics, and more, all in one volume. Like the twelve-volume full edition, the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, Concise Third Edition provides both SI and common units, carefully selected key references for each article, and hundreds of tables, charts, figures, and graphs.