This is the first comprehensive book to address in-situ mechanics approach, which relies on real-time imaging during mechanical measurements of materials. The book presents tools, techniques and methods to interrogate the deformation characteristics of a wide array of material classes, and how the mechanics and the material microstructures are correlated. In-situ approach provides unprecedented ability to decipher the mechanical behavior of materials from atomic length scales all the way up to bulk-scale, which is not possible using conventional means. The book also addresses how to capture the of materials deformation behavior under different stress-states and extreme environments. . The book will be useful to the new generation of students, scientists and researchers working on the frontiers of material design and innovation as they aim to develop new materials with predictable mechanical properties and technological applications. This book can also serve as a textbook aimed at upper-level undergraduates and graduate-level students who are beginning to delve into the mechanics of materials. Catering to a generation of students that appreciates videos as a didactic tool, this book contains numerous videos to supplement problems, solutions, and case studies.
Dr. Arvind Agarwal is a professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Florida International University. He also serves as the Director of Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. His current research interests are nanomechanics of advanced materials including soft materials, thermal sprayed coatings, nanocomposites, spark plasma sintering, and ultrahigh temperature ceramics. He has published more than 275 technical articles, which includes over 225 peer- reviewed journal articles, 1 book, 7 edited books and 4 book chapters. His research has been funded by NSF, ONR, AFOSR, ARO, NASA, DOE and industries. Prof. Agarwal has received National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious CAREER award, FIU President's Council Outstanding Professor and was elected as a Fellow of ASM International (FASM) in 2012. He serves as a reviewer for more than 70 international journals, 15 funding agencies including USA, Europe, and Canadian agencies and Editorial Board member of 6 journals.
. Benjamin Boesl is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department at Florida International University. He currently serves as the director of the Composites Laboratory and Assistant Director of the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute (AMERI). Prior to his appointment at FIU, Dr. Boesl was awarded the ORAU Post-doctorate research fellowship to conduct research at the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, MD for 3 years. His research focuses on advanced materials response and design and has a significant focus on in situ electron microscopy. He has been a PI or Co-PI on federally funded research from ARL, AFRL, AFOSR, ONR, and the FAA. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 50 conferences presentations and 3 patents. He has received multiple awards for research including from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program and as an FIU "Top Scholar" in 2016. He is also an active member of multiple professional societies including TMS, MRS, ASME, and AIAA.
njal Nautiyal is a Doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, USA. He works in Plasma Forming Laboratory, Nanomechanics and Nanotribology Laboratory and Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute (AMERI) at FIU. Pranjal is the recipient of the Presidential Fellowship Award from FIU Graduate School. His research interests include nanomechanics and in-situ mechanics of advanced materials and architectures, metal matrix composites reinforced with nanotubes, graphene foam based metamaterials, and cold spray. Pranjal has authored over 20 journal articles, filed 1 US patent and delivered presentations in National and International conferences, meetings and symposia. He has won awards for his research presentations in different forums.