Size Effects in Engineering Mechanics and Manufacturing

Size Effects in Engineering Mechanics and Manufacturing

1st Edition - April 1, 2023

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  • Author: Mingwang Fu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128218129

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Size Effects in Engineering Mechanics and Manufacturing provides a detailed evaluation of size effects in mechanics, manufacturing and material sciences and their effects on related physical behaviors and phenomena. Sections address the physical aspects of size effects, including tension, compression, and bending deformation in mechanics, fatigue and damage behaviors, the mechanisms behind these effects, modeling techniques for determining the behavior and phenomena of size effects, practical applications of size effects in material sciences and micro-manufacturing, how size effects influence the process performance, process outcome, properties and quality of fabricated parts and components, and future size effects.This book provides not only a reference volume on size effects but also valuable applications for engineers, scientists, academics and research students involved in materials processing, manufacturing, materials science and engineering, engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering and the management of enterprises using materials processing technologies in the mass-production of related products.

Key Features

  • Describes the physical aspects of size effects and provides the underlying theories and principles to explain the mechanisms behind them
  • Presents the practical applications of size effects in material sciences and micro-manufacturing and outlines the influence of process performance, process outcome, properties, and quality of fabricated parts and components
  • Provides guidelines to understand size effects in multi-scaled manufacturing process design and product development


Engineers in mechanics and manufacturing, micro-manufacturers, materials scientists, precision engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction and Background
    2. “The smaller, the stronger” and “the smaller, the weaker” in mechanics
    3. Modelling of size effect and its behaviours and phenomena
    4. Size effect affected fatigue and damage behaviours
    5. Size effects in materials science
    6. Size effects in micro-manufacturing
    7. Future research on size effects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: April 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128218129

About the Author

Mingwang Fu

Dr M.W. Fu is a leading expert in the area of materials processing and manufacturing engineering and has been conducting researches on deformation-based materials processing, especially for forming based micro-manufacturing. He has established a world-class research group at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with the main focuses on advanced materials processing, numerical modeling and simulation, size effect based micro-mechanics, and damage and fracture in deformation-based manufacturing and product service. He has secured 10 major research projects from governmental funding agencies after 2007. His researches have benefited the development of metal forming technologies, especially in microforming process. In addition, he has more than 185 SCI journal publications and 5 monographs published by top-notched publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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