A Bird's-Eye View Of Materials Engineering

Rooyen, G. T. van
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1996
In this overview of materials engineering, the author, drawing on his long experience from his student days until the present (emeritus professorship), briefly recounts the main developments in this field: dislocation theory, fracture problems, and the development of alternative materials such as ceramics and polymers. He then takes a look at the future, in which he foresees a greater demand for materials engineers, and leading roles for universities and technikons in collaboration with industry.
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