J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1997, the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has about 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently, he has also interest in Management/Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability.
Materials forming techniques discussed in the book include extrusion, forging, rolling, drawing, sheet metal forming, microforming, hydroforming, thermoforming, and incremental forming, among others. In addition, traditional machining, non-traditional machining, abrasive machining, hard part machining, high speed machining, high efficiency machining, and micromachining are also explored, proving that forming technologies and machining can be applied to a wide variety of materials.Presents the family of manufacturing processes involved in material formationIncludes traditional and non-traditional machining methodsConsists of high-quality refereed articles by researchers from leading institutionsPlaces special emphasis on research and development in forming materials and machining and its applications
Contents include: Finite Element method (FEM) modeling/simulation; Artificial neural networks (ANNs); Genetic algorithms; Evolutionary computation; Fuzzy logic; neuro-fuzzy systems; Particle swarm optimization (PSO); Tabu search and simulation annealing; and optimization techniques for complex systems.
As computational methods currently have several applications, including modeling manufacturing processes, monitoring and control, parameters optimization and computer-aided process planning, this book is an ideal resource for practitioners.Presents cutting-edge computational methods for production engineeringExplores the relationship between applied computational methods and production engineeringPresents new innovations in the fieldEdited by a key researcher in the field
Mathematics acts as a foundation for new advances, as engineering evolves and develops. This book will be of great interest to postgraduate and senior undergraduate students, and researchers, in engineering and mathematics, as well as to engineers, policy makers, and scientists involved in the application of mathematics in engineering.Covers many mathematical techniques for robotics, computer science, mechanical engineering, HCI and machinabilityDescribes different algorithmsExplains different modeling techniques and simulations
About the Authors
Maki K. Habib is Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics in the School of Science and Engineering, at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He has been regional editor (Africa/Middle East,) for the International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems (IJMMS) since 2010. He is the recipient of academic awards and has published many articles and books.
J. Paulo Davim is Aggregate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aveiro, Portugal and is Head of MACTRIB (Machining and Tribology Research Group). His main research interests include manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering.
The goal of Advanced Composites is the combined presentation of materials, manufacturing technology and engineering aspects of composites. This Series covers the complete range of multi scale composite materials, including nanocomposites, biocomposites, functional and smart composites, structural composites, gradient and layered composites, eco-composites, composites based in natural materials, etc. Current topics of interest include the physical and chemical properties, microstructural characterization of composites, design and manufacture of composites and structures, mechanical behaviour in use environments, testing and characterisation techniques, modelling and optimization methods, fracture, creep, tribology, machinability and performance of composites in service.
Advanced Compositesis essential reference for academics, materials, physics, chemical researchers, mechanical and materials, biomedical engineers, professionals in composite-related industries.