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The increasing demand for high-quality and multifunctional materials in different industrial applications have promoted huge research effort on the formulation and preparation of advanced nanostructured composites with superior characteristics. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) exhibit a large vary of fantastic mechanical, optical, and electrical properties besides chemical stability. Their mechanical properties, such as Young’s modulus and tensile strength, considerably exceed those of currently available materials.

This book presents a wide-ranging coverage of up-to-date topics relevant to the behavior of materials such as stress and strain rate, impact, shock, and high-temperature deformations. In this work, MWCNTs were dispersed in a mixture of sulfuric and nitric acid. Carboxylic acid-functionalized MWCNT (MWCNT-COOH) was obtained by the chemical reaction of pristine MWCNTs. The effect of functionalization on the damping ratio and natural frequency of MWCNT reinforced nanocomposites was investigated. It also examines the dynamic behavior of hybrid APM (advanced pore morphology foam) and aluminum foam-filled structures.

This book also intends to investigate the coordinated behavior in the dynamic properties of engineered lattice structures using shock loading. The book goes on to discuss the dynamic tensile behavior of nanostructured bainitic and quenched-tempered martensitic steels; dynamic stress-strain compressive behavior of FDM made ABS and PC parts under high strain rates; damage in polymer-bonded energetic composites; material behavior description for a large range of strain rates from low to high temperature; and also presents an emphasis on high-velocity impact and blast loading of composite sandwich panels with novel carbon and glass construction. The use of civil engineering structures made of aluminum alloys is on the rise. The useful and well-known structural applications of aluminum are presented by Mazzolani. Aluminum alloys may also be used in complex multi-layered structures, for example, aluminum-concrete composite beams, aluminum-timber composite beams, and blast- or impact-resistant panels. These structures are exposed to static or dynamic loads. For this reason, it was crucial to investigate the material behavior under low and high strain rate loading as well as under blast load and gunshots. The present book also focused on the behavior of the AW-6060 aluminum alloy in peak temper condition T6 under a wide range of loads: tensile loading, projectile, and explosion. The intended scientific information will be of value to the students, scientists, researchers, and other stakeholders associated with the subject area.