Current Advances in Mechanical Design and Production VI - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080421407, 9780080536033

Current Advances in Mechanical Design and Production VI

1st Edition

Authors: M.E. Elarabi A.S. Wifi
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080421407
eBook ISBN: 9780080536033
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st December 1995
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The International Conference on Mechanical Design and Production has been established since 1979 by the Department of Mechanical Design and Production at Cairo University.

The conference MDP-6 held in Cairo, 2-4 January 1996, represents the 6th in the series. Its aim was to highlight the current advances in mechanical design and production, and to disseminate the latest developments from academic and industrial institutions in all related scientific disciplines.

This publication includes a selection of papers submitted to the conference and reviewed by members of the scientific committee. The main areas of the papers include: materials processing and characterization constitutive modeling; simulation and analysis of manufacturing processes; numerical analysis of structures; fracture analysis; design and tribology; dynamics, control and robotics; and new trends in industrial and manufacturing engineering.


For academics and practitioners working in the field of mechanical design and production.

Table of Contents

Section headings and selected papers: Honorary Keynote Lecture. Pre-Christian Technology in Alexandria: the life and work of Professor H.W. Swift; and innovative success and failures with some processes and tools (W. Johnson). Materials Processing and Characterization. State of the art and future outlook for continuous casting of steel (T. El-Gammal, H. Koblenzer). The effect of superplasticity on the solid state weldability of the titanium base materials (O.A. Kaibyshev et al.). Constitutive Modeling. Recent advances in the numerical modeling of constitutive relations (M.S. Gadala). Description of plastic deformation of porous solids (A.R. Ragab, A.R.Ch. Saleh). Simulation and Analysis of Manufacturing Processes. The use of simulations and the need of experiments in material processing (L.E. Lindgren). Recent research and development on high speed precise blanking of IC lead-frame (T. Jimma et al.). Numerical Analysis of Structures. Structural analysis of aluminum reduction cell cathode castings via F.E. technique (M.M. Megahed et al.). Use of the FEM to study the thermal buckling of long beam-type structures (K. Kormi et al.). Fracture Analysis. Analysis of structural components based on damage mechanics concept (S. Valliappan, Z. Wohua). Design and Tribology. Feature-based support of conceptual design of mechanical products (I. Horvath et al.). Visco-elastohydrodynamic lubrication of line contacts (A.A. El-Sharkawy). Dynamics, Control and Robotics. Active and semi-active vibration isolation (D. Karnopp). Classical versus modern guidance laws for homing missiles (M.M. El-Madany, S.I. Alswailem). New Trends in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Computer aided optimal charge and energy balance for cupola furnace (A.S. Wifi et al.). Author index. Subject index.


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About the Author

M.E. Elarabi

Affiliations and Expertise

Conference Chairman, Professor, Department of Mechanical Design and Production, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

A.S. Wifi

Affiliations and Expertise

Conference Secretary and Editor-in-Chief, Department of Mechanical Design and Production, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt


@from:J. Wood @qu:This book represents the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Mechanical Design and Production held in Cairo, Egypt, 2-4 January 1996. The volume comprises 46 papers from 28 countries throughout the world, including 14 keynote presentations. The paper coverage is extremely wide - ranging from 'Pre-Christian technology in Alexandria' to 'Virtual reality' and from 'Rapid prototyping' to 'Guidance algorithms for homing missiles'. The structure of the text is as follows: Section 1 Materials processing and characterisation - eight papers. Section 2 Constitutive modelling - four papers. Section 3 Simulation and analysis of manufacturing processes - five papers. Section 4 Numerical analysis of structures - four papers. Section 5 Fracture analysis - four papers. Section 6 Design tribology - seven papers. Section 7 Dynamics, control and robotics - eight papers. Section 8 New trends in industrial and manufacturing engineering - five papers. To keep costs to a minimum, the document has been produced from author-generated 'camera-ready copy'. However, the printing and illustration are generally of a high quality. The nature of the content makes it a worthy addition to any institutional library. @source:Composite Structures (35)