Kavian Cooke

University of Bradford

Kavian Cooke is an Associate Professor at the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom and Programme Leader of Mechanical Engineering. He is also the former, Director of the Mechanical Engineering programme at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a member of the Caribbean Academy of Science and former Vice President of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE). He obtained his PhD from the University of Calgary in Materials Engineering, a B. Eng. with honours and an MPhil from the University of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Patten University in Management. His research has focused on surface and interface engineering and has authored three books and numerous journal articles and conference proceedings.

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Aluminium (Al) is a metal of great importance because of its excellent corrosion resistance, high electrical and thermal conductivity, good reflectivity, and very good recycling characteristics. The properties of heat-treatable Al-alloys can be further enhanced by the inclusion of a reinforcing phase that increases the mechanical properties of the overall composite. This book is a comprehensive guide on the different types of aluminum alloys and the new advances that have been made in developing and manufacturing aluminum alloys and composites. This text provides a comprehensive overview of the processing, formability, and chemical composition of aluminum alloys and composites. Part One is focused on evaluating the types and properties of advanced aluminum alloys and composites, while Part Two explores characterization. The advantage of this book is that it provides a detailed review of major advances that have occurred in the development and application of aluminum alloys and composites while outlining a development strategy for these materials.

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