Material Testing Books

  • Natural Cement

    This unique, new resource provides historical and technical foundations in the original uses of natural cement, and disseminates current information on contemporary practices and results of recent research.Over the past 20 years, there has been a growing revival in the use of traditional materials for the restoration and maintenance of historic ...

  • Natural Cement

    This unique, new resource provides historical and technical foundations in the original uses of natural cement, and disseminates current information on contemporary practices and results of recent research. Over the past 20 years, there has been a growing revival in the use of traditional materials for the restoration and maintenance of historic ...

  • Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Environments, 11th Volume

    This new volume provides 32 peer-reviewed papers covering:Ignition and Combustion of Nonmetals—focuses on the results of an experimental study on the ignition of fire retarded polyurethane foam in oxygen concentrations from 30% to 60%; frictional ignition testing of composite materials; pneumatic-impact ignition of sebum oil film in ...

  • Performance and Durability of Window-Wall Interface

    Get the latest information available on the performance and durability of the window-wall interface. STP 1484 offers new research, exhaustive testing, and the creation of installation standards which attempt to identify installation methods and construction sequencing, to integrate a variety of fenestration products into a variety of wall ...

  • Joining and Repair of Composites Structures

    Twelve peer-reviewed papers provide the latest information on the design, analysis, testing, and fabrication of structural joint and attachment configurations. Topics cover:Adhesively Bonded Attachments includes two useful analysis techniques on closed-form model development and the development of a test specimen configuration suitable for the ...

  • An Introduction to the Development and Use of the Master Curve Method

    This new ASTM manual introduces the concept of the Master Curve Method so it can be understood and used by engineers who have had limited exposure to elastic-plastic fracture mechanics and/or advanced statistical methods. It addresses the practical design-related problem of defining the ductile-to-brittle fracture transition temperature of ...

  • Thermomechanical Fatigue Behavior of Materials, 4th Volume

    Twenty-one peer-reviewed papers examine cyclic deformation and modeling, damage mechanisms and fatigue life prediction of materials under thermomechanical loading conditions. It also contains the latest testing techniques for performing thermomechanical tests on material specimens.Sections cover: Thermomechanical Deformation Behavior and Modeling ...

  • Measuring Slipperiness: Human Locomotion and Surface Factors

    In recent decades, injury has begun to gain prominence as a public health and societal problem. Slipperiness and slip, trip, and fall (STF) injuries are among the greatest obstacles to reducing the injury burden. One of the biggest challenges in STF is defining and measuring slipperiness. After over half a century of serious research on what ...

  • Small Specimen Test Techniques: Fourth Volume

    STP 1418 features a global review of the latest research in small volume specimen testing. 31 peer-reviewed papers from an international collection of experts cover:Fracture Toughness explores the effects of specimen size and geometry on constraint, which affects the ability to extract meaningful fracture toughness from small specimens. Small ...

  • MASONRY: Opportunities for the 21st Century

    STP 1432 provides nineteen peer-reviewed papers on historical, current, and predicted masonry issues, ranging from studies of the behavior of historic masonry, through basic research into the behavior and potential application of innovative masonry materials. Subjects cover historic structures, material testing, evaluation techniques, and new ...

  • Composite Materials: Testing, Design, and Acceptance Criteria

    STP 1416 features 17 peer-reviewed papers covering various aspects of testing, design, and acceptance criteria for composite materials. Topics cover:• NDT Evaluation• Material Qualification • Full-Scale Structural Testing• Durability • Test Method Development• Micromechanics• Damage Resistance and Tolerance• ...

  • Fatigue Crack Growth Thresholds, Endurance Limits, and Design

    Leading experts provide 24 papers addressing four areas pertinent to fatigue crack growth thresholds: mechanisms, test procedures, analysis, and applications. Mechanisms: Three mechanisms that influence thresholds are discussed including: crack-tip closure, environment, and Kmax effects. A simplistic four-parameter model that describes FCG ...

  • Durability 2000: Accelerated and Outdoor Weathering Testing

    This comprehensive new volume examines the latest advances and innovations in weathering and durability testing. 13 peer-reviewed papers are divided into these sections:Material Characterization--4 papers explore the characteristics of materials that have been subjected to exposure tests. They cover image analysis techniques for a variety of ...

  • Advances in Fatigue Crack Closure Measurement and Analysis, 2nd Volume

    STP 1343 features 28 peer-reviewed papers addressing development in fatigue crack growth (FTG) and fatigue life management. Worldwide leaders in the field provide their latest findings in five major areas: Fundamental Studies -- answers basic questions about plasticity-induced crack closure and the adequacy of closure concepts in a wide range of ...

  • Masonry: Materials, Testing, and Applications

    Ten papers provide better understanding of the principles and mechanics involved in designing and building masonry structures. Three main areas of focus are: Materials -- a review of findings on new additives and materials that are being effectively used to beneficially modify traditional mortars. Testing -- including unbounded capping systems ...

  • Aluminum Handbook

    The increasing globalization of the aluminum industry has led to the demand for an English-language version of the Aluminum-Taschenbuch, the Aluminum Handbook. Aluminum-Taschenbuch was first published over 50 years ago and this newest edition reflects the harmonization of standardization, a consequence of that globalization. This volume is the ...

  • Small Specimen Test Techniques

    Features a global review of state-of-the-art research in miniature specimen testing. This comprehensive volume includes 38 peer-reviewed papers from an international collection of experts in the field and covers the following areas: • International testing program evaluation to compare miniature specimen testing results and investigate the ...

  • The Basics of Testing Plastics: Mechanical Properties, Flame Exposure, and General Guidelines

    This manual is the first in a planned series of volumes addressing the challenges and problems associated with testing plastics. Future manuals will focus on electrical characteristics, optical and chemical properties, rheological behavior, as well as global concerns for international testing harmonization, recycling, and other important ...

  • Insulation Materials: Testing and Applications, Third Volume

    STP 1320 features the most current information from the world's leading experts on thermal insulation materials, systems and measurement technology. 34 peer-reviewed papers convey state-of-the-art research in the following comprehensive areas: • Fenestration Testing • System Testing • Materials Testing/Properties • Models & ...

  • Composite Materials: Testing and Design (12th Volume)

    Features the most current test and analysis methods applied to composite materials and structures, as well as this decade's latest technological developments in composites. 21 papers from the world's leading experts in the field focus on the following categories: • Environmental Effects Testing, •Design Allowables and Damage Tolerance ...

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