Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 55


Maryann C. Wythers (Editor)

Series: Advances in Materials Science Research
BISAC: TEC021000

This book consists of eight chapters on the latest advances in materials science research. Chapter 1 considers the production of nano-layered materials for various functional applications. Chapter 2 presents the results of a research project aimed at increasing the mechanical properties of a rolled sheet of S355 steels, microalloyed with a complex of V-Nb-Al, by means of optimization of its chemical composition and parameters of normalizing heat treatment. Chapter 3 deals with the selection criteria of brake pad material for both dry and wet environmental conditions. The review provides an insight knowledge in the development of dry and wet friction brake pad materials. Chapter 4 explores a strategy for preparing potentially useful iron oxide nanoparticles utilizing ferrocene and its derivates as source materials through the solid state thermal decomposition technique. Chapter 5 presents a detailed review on the recent research directed towards developing epoxy-based materials for radiation shielding applications. Chapter 6 focuses on the evolution of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) in co-processed excipient technology. In Chapter 7, the drilling and machining behavior such as speed, feed, drill bit type, drill bit diameter, feed rate and their influence of natural fiber reinforced epoxy composites are discussed. In Chapter 8, the physical properties of alkali borate glasses are reviewed, as well as their relation to the changes of microscopic structure such as structural units, bridging and nonbridging oxygens. The mixed alkali effect of borate glass is also discussed.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Synthesis and Study of Nano-Layered Materials “Disperse Core (SiO2, Al2O3) – Titanium Oxide Shell”
Anatoly A. Malkov, Eugene A. Sosnov, and Anatoly A. Malygin
Department of Chemical Nanotechnology and Electronic Materials, Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia
First All-Russian Engineering Center for Molecular Layering Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia

Chapter 2. Effect of Chemical Composition and Normalization Parameters on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Microalloyed Sheet Steel for Structural Purposes
V.E. Stavrovskaia¹, V.G. Efremenko², V.I. Zurnadzhy², D.S. Zotov¹, R.I. Sagirov¹, Yu. G. Chabak², M.N. Brykov³ and B.V. Efremenko²
¹PJSC “Azovstal” Iron and Steel Works, Mariupol, Ukraine
²Physics Department, Pryazovskyi State Technical University, Mariupol, Ukraine
³Welding Technology Department, Zaporizhzhia Polytechnic National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

Chapter 3. Characteristics of Brake Pad Materials and Their Selection Criteria – A Quantitative Survey
M. Sunil Kumar Hemanth¹ and J. Edwin Raja Dhas²
¹Department of Mechanical Engineering
²Department of Automobile Engineering, NICHE, Kumaracoil, South India, India

Chapter 4. Ferrocene – Precursors for the Synthesis of Potentially Useful Iron Oxide Nanoparticles through Solid State Thermal Decomposition
Ashis Bhattacharjee, PhD
Department of Physics, Institute of Science, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India

Chapter 5. Recent Advances in Lightweight Epoxy-Based Composites for X-Ray and g-Ray Shielding Applications
Srilakshmi Prabhu, S. G. Bubbly and S. B. Gudennavar
Department of Physics and Electronics, CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
Bangalore Central Campus, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Chapter 6. Evolution of Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) in Co-Processed Excipient Technology
Liew KB¹, Ee MH², Poonguzhali. S³ and Ashok Kumar Janakiraman4
¹University of Cyberjaya, Persiaran Bestari, Selangor, Malaysia
²Bahagian Perkhidmatan Farmasi, Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
³Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Jalan Taylors, Selangor, Malaysia.
4UCSI University, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights, Malaysia

Chapter 7. Machining Behaviour of Natural Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites
R. Karthick and V. Anbumalar
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

Chapter 8. Physical Properties of Alkali Borate Glasses
S. Kojima, Prof. Emeritus
Division of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan