This paper explores the microstructural evolution of three Pb-free solders; two have a near-eutectic composition in a quaternary system, while a third has a composition along the eutectic valley of a ternary compound.
Contributors in a wide range of fields explore computational approaches to designing new material that have become possible with growing awareness of the correlation between a material's composition, microstructure, process, and property and between the electronic, atomic, and microstructural scales.
Scientists in Brazil investigated the effects of salt substitutes on the textural, microstructural and sensory properties of low-cost frankfurter sausages produced using mechanically deboned poultry meat (MDPM).
The topics include fundamentals of fatigue crack initiation and propagation, simulating fatigue cracks in health beam models for improved identification, fractographic observations on the mechanisms of fatigue crack growth in aluminum alloys, a mechanistic approach to fatigue initiation and damage propagation in fiber metal laminates and hybrid materials, and the influence of microstructural features on the propagation of microstructurally short fatigue cracks in structural steels.
A member of ASTM International since 1990, Committee C01 honored Stutzman for his contributions to the development of standards for the measurement and analysis of microstructural features of hydraulic cements and other concrete-making materials.