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Microstructure Sensitive Design for Performance Optimization

The accelerating rate at which new materials are appearing, and transforming the engineering world, only serves to emphasize the vast potential for novel material structure and related performance. Microstructure Sensitive Design for Performance Optimization (MSDPO) embodies a new methodology for systematic design of material microstructure to meet the requirements of design in optimal ways. Intended for materials engineers and researchers in industry, government and academia as well as upper level undergraduate and graduate students studying material science and engineering, MSDPO provides a novel mathematical framework that facilitates a rigorous consideration of the material microstructure as a continuous design variable in the field of engineering design.


Materials engineers and researchers across academia, government and industry who are working in the area of new materials design; graduate students in materials science and engineering

Hardbound, 424 Pages

Published: September 2012

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-396989-7


  • Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Tensors and Rotations

    Chapter 3. Generalized Fourier Series

    Chapter 4. Description of the Microstructure

    Chapter 5. Symmetry in Microstructure Representation

    Chapter 6. Continuum Theories

    Chapter 7. Homogenization Theories

    Chapter 8. The Microstructure Hull

    Chapter 9. The Property Closure

    Chapter 10. A Design Process

    Chapter 11. Higher Order Microstructure Representation

    Chapter 12. Stereology

    Chapter 13. Higher Order Homogenization

    Chapter 14. The 2nd-Order Property Closure and Design Optimization

    Chapter 15. Microstructure Evolution by Processing

    Appendix A. Symmetry Point Operators

    Appendix B. Spherical Harmonic Functions and Tables

    Appendix C. Orientation Imaging Microscopy





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