Advanced Engineering Materials

Cover image for Vol. 17 Issue 5

Issue 7/2004 Cover

The cover picture shows examples of the materials research at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg which is featured in this special issue. The background shows an optical image of a particulate-reinforced Al-matrix composite. More details about the fatigue behaviour of MMCs are reported by Biermann and co-workers on page 477. The insert shows the stress distribution obtained by a finite element simulation of a small punch test which is used to study the ductile material properties. Full details are reported by Abendroth and Kuni on page 536.