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Superplastic Materials - Fundamentals and Applications

Jibran Khaliq

Northumbria University

A pioneering researcher in Ultra low-temperature synthesis of functional materials, IOM3 senior member, and holder of four registered patents.


Grain Size Phase Transformation Crystalline Material Diffusion Metals Ceramics Intermetallics Alloys Ductility Deformation Thermal Shock Wear Resistant

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Superplasticity is a phenomenon by which very fine-grained metals can exhibit remarkable ductility. The phenomenon of superplastic material exists in crystalline materials such as metals, alloys, ceramics, and intermetallics. Because superplastic metals have higher ductility compared to other materials, intricate and complex components can be manufactured without joints or rivets. As a result, components can be produced with less waste, high precision, and low costs. The components made from superplastic materials are suitable for use in aerospace, automotive, and other growing industries. This book intends to compile and present to the research community the most recent studies on understanding the fundamentals of superplasticity in materials with a specific focus on grain size and diffusion. The second part of the book will aim to cover the manufacturing of superplastic metal, superplastic forming standards, techniques, and equipment. The book's last section's goal is to explore the mechanical properties of superplastic materials and superplastic forming processes.

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Date completed: May 4th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 18th 2022

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Jibran Khaliq

Northumbria University

Dr. Jibran Khaliq is a senior lecturer in the Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department, Northumbria University (NU), Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. He is an expert in Polymers, Composites, and Functional Materials for Energy Harvesting Applications. Dr. Khaliq has a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the Queen Mary University of London, UK, and research training from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He also has extensive experience in intellectual property development and the commercialization of innovative technologies. He holds 4 international patents. Dr. Khaliq has an extensive income generation which amounts to ~ 1.2MUS$ to work on Functional Materials. To date, he has two book chapters, more than thirty peer-reviewed journal papers, and more than 10 conference papers. He is an editor of Polymers Journal and Advisory Board Member of Journal of Engineering Structures & Materials. He is also a member of many professional organizations, including the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Minings, Pakistan Engineering Council, Higher Education Academy.

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