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Functionally Graded Materials


  • Presents the types of functionally graded materials

  • Features a special chapter on additive manufacturing of funtionally graded materials

  • Lists the applications in areas such as aerospace, automobile, optoeletronics and energy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
    Pages 1-8
  3. Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
    Pages 9-21
  4. Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
    Pages 23-45
  5. Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
    Pages 47-68
  6. Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
    Pages 93-103

About this book


This book presents the concept of functionally graded materials as well as their use and different fabrication processes. The authors describe the use of additive manufacturing technology for the production of very complex parts directly from the three dimension computer aided design of the part by adding material layer after layer. A case study is also presented in the book on the experimental analysis of functionally graded material using laser metal deposition process.


additive manufacturing centrifugal casting chemical vapor deposition laser metal deposition powder metallurgy physical vapor deposition FGM application

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1. Dep of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of IlorinIlorinNigeria
  2. 2.Dept of Mechanical Engineering ScienceUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

About the authors

Dr Mahamood is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her PhD thesis was on Characterization of Laser Metal Deposition of Functionally Graded Titanium Alloy Composites.

Professor Esther Akinlabi is a Full Professor and the Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research interest is in the field of advanced and modern manufacturing processes – Friction Stir Welding, Laser material processing and material characterization. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Functionally Graded Materials
  • Authors Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood
    Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
  • Series Title Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Topics in Mining, Metallurgy, Materials Engineer.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-53755-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85236-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-53756-6
  • Series ISSN 2364-3293
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-3307
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 103
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Structural Materials
    Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
    Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
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