Light alloys, including aluminum, magnesium, and titanium are used due to their low density which makes them well suited in the manufacturing process when reduction of weight is necessary. Aircrafts, cars, consumable goods, sports equipment, and motorsports applications to name just a few, are what light alloys are used for. The special characteristics of these alloys challenge the knowledge of researchers and the industry in finding the best solutions for machining them in the framework of sustainable manufacturing. This book will provide an understanding of the main problems and issues when machining light alloys.
Diego Carou received his PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in 2013. He has international postdoc experience in manufacturing process at several universities in Portugal, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy. Nowadays, he works as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University College Dublin.
J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Licentiate degree (5 years) in Mechanical Engineering in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Eur Ing and Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with a MBA and specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently, he has also interest in Management/Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability/Engineering Education. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for international research agencies as well as examiner of PhD thesis for many universities. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 80 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 60 book chapters and 350 articles in journals and conferences (more than 200 articles in journals.
Release date Australia
August 1st, 2018
Edited by Diego Carou
Edited by J.Paulo Davim
Country of Publication
33 Tables, black and white; 44 Illustrations, black and white