China published its most comprehensive material engineering series Saturday, in which many important technique parameters are released for the first time, to facilitate research in the field.
The series, dubbed the "China Materials Engineering Canon", is the country's most complete material engineering reference to date, marking a milestone in China's science and technology publishing history.
"The reference series is conducive to China's innovation capability enhancement, manufacturing competitiveness upgrade and industrial restructuring," said the director of the book's compiling committee Lu Yongxiang, also president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and chairman of the board of directors of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, at Saturday's press conference.
The 70-million-character, 26-volume series was compiled by 39 academicians of the CAS and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China's two think-tanks, and more than 1,200 university professors and leading experts in the field through five years of strenuous work, covering 15 subjects of material engineering.
Zhou Lian, chairman of the board of directors of Chinese Materials Research Society, said the book series summarizes China's research in material engineering during the last decade and integrates advanced foreign material technologies to help domestic product research and development, energy-saving and environmental protection.
Machines and equipment in some Chinese factories are big and clumsy, many based on technologies from the former USSR. Some vital domestic-manufactured machinery have failed to reach the market due to problems with material-selection.
The canon offers the latest technique parameters, graphs and practical scientific research applications for sectors like manufacturing, metallurgy, information industry, shipping, weaponry, aeronautics and automobiles to refer to, Zhou said.