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2013 Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor and Outstanding Postdoctoral...  

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(click to enlarge) Igor Aronson (click to enlarge) Igor Aronson (click to enlarge) 2013 Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor and Outstanding Postdoctoral Supervisor Awards...

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A review on nanomaterial dispersion, microstructure, and mechanical properties of carbon nanotube and nanofiber reinforced cementitious composites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Excellent mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and nanofibers (CNFs) have motivated the development of advanced nanocomposites with outstanding and multifunctional properties. After achieving a considerable success ...

Shama Parveen, Sohel Rana, Raul Fangueiro

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outstanding Service Award  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Outstanding Service Award is awarded in even-numbered years to recognize a career of outstanding service to ACM SIGGRAPH by a volunteer. It recognizes an individual who has given extraordinary service to ACM SIGGRAPH, both in the trenches and in ...

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Putnam recognized for outstanding service  

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Distinguished Performance Award to Michael Borland Distinguished Performance Award to Michael Borland Mariana Varotto honored as "Role Model" Art and Science Join Together at the Advanced Photon Source Argonne's Joachimiak and Rosenbaum Honored with 2007 Compton Award First light for MERIX APS News Archives: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed Putnam recognized for outstanding service JUNE 18, 2007 Bookmark and Share Rick Putnam with some de-energized spare APS storage ring magnets. Cedric "Rick" Putnam of the APS Engineering and Support Division (AES) Mechanical Operations and Maintenance Group is one of four Argonne employees to be presented with The University of Chicago Board of Governors for Argonne Outstanding Service Award for 2007.

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Mechanical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Room Temperature Mechanical Properties of Natural Mineral Based Thermoelectrics: Xiaofeng Fan1; Eldon Case1; Xu Lu1; Donald Morelli1; 1 Michigan State...

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Structures and Mechanical Properties  

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Mar 7, 2013... Refractory High-entropy Alloy: Chien-Chang Juan1; Jien-Wei Yeh1; ... The main wear mechanism was adhesive wear in deionized water,...

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ZIRCALOY-2  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

>The mechanical and physical properties of Zircaloy-2 were determined as a function of five test variables: temperature, grain size, direction to rolling, hydrgen content, and the presence or absence of a notch. The investigation included studies of the coefficient of thermal expansion, elastic moduius, tensile properties, creep properties, and low-cycle fatigue properties. Approximately 470 specimens from a single ingot were tested in the course of the investigation. (auth)

Mehan, R.L.; Wiesinger, F.W.

1961-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of nanophase materials  

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It has become possible in recent years to synthesize new materials under controlled conditions with constituent structures on a nanometer size scale (below 100 nm). These novel nanophase materials have grain-size dependent mechanical properties significantly different than those of their coarser-grained counterparts. For example, nanophase metals are much stronger and apparently less ductile than conventional metals, while nanophase ceramics are more ductile and more easily formed than conventional ceramics. The observed mechanical property changes are related to grain size limitations and/or the large percentage of atoms in grain boundary environments; they can also be affected by such features as flaw populations, strains and impurity levels that can result from differing synthesis and processing methods. An overview of what is presently known about the mechanical properties of nanophase materials, including both metals and ceramics, is presented. Some possible atomic mechanisms responsible for the observed behavior in these materials are considered in light of their unique structures.

Siegel, R.W. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Fougere, G.E. [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex Mechanical Properties of Steel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?i friction stress ?y stress necessary to propagate yield ? bias A number of models in the committee CONTENTS ix a crack length a1 reliability constant a2 material fatigue properties constant a3 lubricant constant C material constant ci chemical... for failure to occur. In addition to this, stress concentration, temperature, corro- sion, residual stress and basic mechanical properties influence fatigue failure [10]. 2.1 FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH 5 2.1.1 Fatigue Failure Concepts There are four concepts applied...

Dimitriu, Radu

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Microstructure Components and Mechanical Properties of an ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Effects of Microstructural and Mechanical Length Scales on Fatigue Crack ... Components and Mechanical Properties of an Acicular Ferrite Pipeline Steel.

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Mechanical Property and Microstructural Characterization of ...  

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MECHANICAL PROPERTY AND MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION. OF VACUUM DIE CAST SUPERALLOY MATERIALS. John J. Schirra...

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Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystal Supercrystals  

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Colloidal nanocrystals attract significant interest due to their potential applications in electronic, magnetic, and optical devices. Nanocrystal supercrystals (NCSCs) are particularly appealing for their well ordered structure and homogeneity. The interactions between organic ligands that passivate the inorganic nanocrystal cores critically influence their self-organization into supercrystals, By investigating the mechanical properties of supercrystals, we can directly characterize the particle-particle interactions in a well-defined geometry, and gain insight into both the self-assembly process and the potential applications of nanocrystal supercrystals. Here we report nanoindentation studies of well ordered lead-sulfide (Pbs) nanocrystal supercrystals. Their modulus and hardness were found to be similar to soft polymers at 1.7 GPa and 70 MPa respectively and the fractures toughness was 39 KPa/m1/2, revealing the extremely brittle nature of these materials.

Tam, Enrico; Podsiadlo, Paul; Shevchenko, Elena; Ogletree, D. Frank; Delplancke-Ogletree, Marie-Paule; Ashby, Paul D.

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Prediction ...  

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Presentation Title, Applications of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Prediction Technology on CSP Line. Author(s), Wen Tan. On-Site Speaker (

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Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of the Extruded ?-? ...  

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Presentation Title, Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of the Extruded ?-? Duplex Phase Brass Cu-40Zn-Ti Alloy. Author(s), Haruhiko Atsumi, Hisashi...

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Mechanical enhancement of woven composites with radially aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) : investigation of Mode I fracture toughness  

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Composites have seen an increasing role in aerospace structures that demand lightweight, strong, and stiff materials. Composites are attractive structural materials with outstanding mechanical and physical properties, as ...

Wicks, Sunny S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A composition and method of preparing YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.7-x superconductor. Addition of tin oxide containing compounds to YBCO superconductors results in substantial improvement of fracture toughness and other mechanical properties without affect on T.sub.c. About 5-20% additions give rise to substantially improved mechanical properties.

Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A composition and method are disclosed of preparing YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}x} superconductor. Addition of tin oxide containing compounds to YBCO superconductors results in substantial improvement of fracture toughness and other mechanical properties without affect on T{sub c}. About 5-20% additions give rise to substantially improved mechanical properties.

Balachandran, U.

1995-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Dislocations and Mechanical Properties - TMS  

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... 3.11 The Herring-Galt Experiment; 3.12 Multiplication Mechanisms of Dislocations; 3.13 The Frank-Read Double Mill ("Dislocation Source") and the Bulge...

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Multiscale Mapping of Mechanical Properties by Instrumented ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Design of Pre-Weakening and Evaluation of Structural Safety for Explosive ... Crystallization Temperature of Pd-Cu-Si System Using Integrated Thin Film Samples ... Mechanical Properties of 5083 Aluminium Welds after Manual and Automatic...

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Database of Mechanical Properties for Textile Composites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the approach followed to develop a database for mechanical properties of textile composites. The data in this database is assembled from NASA Advanced Composites Technology (ACT) programs and from data in the public domain. This ...

Delbrey J.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Edible Applications Technology Division Outstanding Achievement Award  

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Recognizes a scientist, technologist, or leader making contributions to the advancement of edible oils and/or the Division. Edible Applications Technology Division Outstanding Achievement Award Edible Applications Technology division divisions edible Edi

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Mechanical Properties of Structural Steels in Hydrogen  

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Mechanical Properties of Mechanical Properties of Structural Steels in Hydrogen B.P. Somerday, K.A. Nibur, C. San Marchi, and M. Yip Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA DOE Hydrogen Pipeline Working Group Meeting Aiken, SC September 25-26, 2007 H H H dδ/dt ≥ 0 H 2 H 2 Methods for measuring mechanical properties of structural steels in hydrogen dδ/dt > 0 dδ/dt > 0 strength of materials: σ UTS , σ YS , ε f , RA H 2 H H H H 2 H H 2 H H 2 H H H 2 H H 2 fracture mechanics: K IH , K TH H H H H H H H H H H dδ/dt ≥ 0 H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 Tensile Testing Carbon Steel in H 2 E x t r u s i o n D i r e c t i o n / L - C O r i e n t a t i o n T T B a s e H A Z W e l d W e l d * Alloys: 106 Grade B * Multi-pass SMAW w/out stress relief * Specimens machined in 3 conditions: Base metal, Weld and HAZ * Orientation: L-C

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President Obama Named 13 Energy Department Scientists for Outstanding...  

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Department Scientists for Outstanding Early Career Award President Obama Named 13 Energy Department Scientists for Outstanding Early Career Award July 26, 2012 - 11:12am...

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Awards recognize outstanding LANL Tech Transfer  

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Outstanding Tech Transfer awards Outstanding Tech Transfer awards Awards recognize outstanding LANL Tech Transfer Awards were given for distinguished accomplishments in patenting, copyright, licensing, programmatic impact, and regional impact during fiscal year 2009. August 23, 2010 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

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The Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of EP741NP Powder ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

properties of powder metallurgy superalloys have been studied as part of an on- going effort ... metallurgy and mechanical property capabilities of EP741NP and.

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Evaluation of the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Delta ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

bar stock. The process was developed to improve the mechanical properties through ... DP718 bar stock properties were compared to conventionally processed...

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Synthesis and Mechanical Properties of AL/ ?-Al12Mg17 ...  

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Symposium, Advances in Mechanics of One-Dimensional Micro/Nano Materials. Presentation Title, Synthesis and Mechanical Properties of AL/ ?-Al12Mg17...

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Sintering Effect on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of ...  

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... (PIM) is an emerging technology for manufacturing gas turbine engine ... the mechanical property requirements of aerospace material specification AMS 5596

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Influence of Silver Nanoparticles on the Mechanical Properties of ...  

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About this Abstract. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2013. Symposium, Mechanical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials. Presentation Title, Influence...

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Pantex recognized for outstanding community service | National Nuclear  

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recognized for outstanding community service | National Nuclear recognized for outstanding community service | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Pantex recognized for outstanding community service Pantex recognized for outstanding community service Posted By Office of Public Affairs Pantex recognized for outstanding community service

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Pantex recognized for outstanding community service | National Nuclear  

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recognized for outstanding community service | National Nuclear recognized for outstanding community service | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Pantex recognized for outstanding community service Pantex recognized for outstanding community service Posted By Office of Public Affairs Pantex recognized for outstanding community service

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Processing and Mechanical Properties of Ti foams - Programmaster ...  

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Presentation Title, Processing and Mechanical Properties of Ti foams. Author(s), Faming Zhang, Eileen Otterstein, Eberhard Burkel. On-Site Speaker (Planned)...

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Mechanical Properties of Submicrocrystalline 0.19%C Low Carbon ...  

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Mathematical Modeling of Coke Bed Gasification ... Mechanical Properties and Biocompatibility in-vitro and in-vivo of Plasma Sprayed Carbon Nanotube...

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Effects of Aging Parameters on the Mechanical Properties in Corson ...  

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In the present study, the influences of solution treatments, prior cold drawings and aging treatments on mechanical properties in Corson alloy with high...

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Mechanical and biochemical properties of human cervical tissue  

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The mechanical integrity of cervical tissue is crucial for maintaining a healthy gestation. Altered tissue biochemistry can cause drastic changes in the mechanical properties of the cervix and contribute to premature ...

Myers, Kristin M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Bulk Ultrafine ...  

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Abstract Scope, High energy mechanical milling (HEMM) is an effective technique to disperse ... Advanced Characterization of Metal Matrix Nano-

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Mechanical Properties of Thin Film Metallic Glass  

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Because of these and other properties, thin film metallic-glasses (TFMGs) are a promising structural material for fabricating the next generation of micro- and...

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Investigation of The Anisotropic Mechanical Property Phenomenon ...  

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... Assessment of a Retired Cast Austentic Stainless Steel Hydrogen Reformer Tube .... The Influence of Nb on the Rare Earth Heavy Rail Steel Mechanical...

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Process Development and Microstructure and Mechanical Property ...  

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experience a large radial thermal and mechanical loading gradient during operation. .... treatment. Figure 4 shows the predicted temperature profile for the large.

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Characterization of porosity in support of mechanical property analysis  

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Previous laboratory investigations of tuff have shown that porosity has a dominant, general effect on mechanical properties. As a result, it is very important for the interpretation of mechanical property data that porosity is measured on each sample tested. Porosity alone, however, does not address all of the issues important to mechanical behavior. Variability in size and distribution of pore space produces significantly different mechanical properties. A nondestructive technique for characterizing the internal structure of the sample prior to testing is being developed and the results are being analyzed. The information obtained from this technique can help in both qualitative and quantitative interpretation of test results.

Price, R.H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Martin, R.J. III; Boyd, P.J. [New England Research, Inc., White River Junction, VT (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain Microstructures and Mechanisms for Advanced Properties ...  

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Conference Tools for Materials Science & Technology 2009 ... This symposium focuses on the newly discovered, previously unexplored perspectives ... material class can be extended to the others to help design new functional materials ... Magnetic Nanostructures: Chemically Directed Synthesis, Assembly and Properties.

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Microstructure, Mechanical and Electrical Properties Evolution ...  

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... evolution and a number of utility properties of finished sheets were examined. ... Changes in Microstructure During High Strain Rate Superplastic ..... and Validation of New Thermodynamic and Mobility Databases for Aluminium Alloys.

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066 Synthesis, Shaped and Mechanical Properties of ...  

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053 Polymer-Derived Mesoporous SiOC/ZnO Nanocomposite for Water Decontamination ... 064 Synthesis and Study of the Chemical Interaction of Strontium .... 163 The Mechanism of Metallic Iron Aggregation and Effect of Addition Agent on...

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Mechanical Properties and Dispersion Characteristics of Aluminum ...  

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... diameter between 8-15 nm, 20-30 nm, 30-50 nm and >50 nm as mentioned by the supplier. ... Bonding and Mechanical Testing of 3D Woven Lattice Material.

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Nevada Field Office recognized for its outstanding aviation program...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

for providing outstanding management and oversight of the NSTec RSL Aerial Measuring System operations at Nellis and Andrews. James Williams, Director of Maintenance for WSI-SRS...

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New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program to recognize outstanding...  

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Innovation celebration New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program to recognize outstanding companies at Innovation Celebration Nine companies that participated in the program in...

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Formation and Mechanical Properties of Intermetallic Compounds in ...  

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Design of Pre-Weakening and Evaluation of Structural Safety for Explosive ... Crystallization Temperature of Pd-Cu-Si System Using Integrated Thin Film Samples ... Mechanical Properties of 5083 Aluminium Welds after Manual and Automatic...

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Mechanical Properties of Lower-cost, Earth-abundant Chalcogenide ...  

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Presentation Title, Mechanical Properties of Lower-cost, Earth-abundant Chalcogenide Thermoelectric Materials, PbSe and PbS, with Additions of 0 to 4% CdS...

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Mechanical Properties of Lithium-Ion Battery Separator Materials  

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facing Li-ion batteries · Increase energy & power density · Decrease cost · Increase operating lifeMechanical Properties of Lithium-Ion Battery Separator Materials Patrick Sinko B.S. Materials and motivation ­ Why study lithium-ion batteries? ­ Lithium-ion battery fundamentals ­ Why study the mechanical

Petta, Jason

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J11: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties in Mg-3Al-1Zn Alloy ...  

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J10: Mechanical Properties and Welding Conditions of Monopile and Transition for Offshore Wind Plant J12: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of...

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Two Department Employees Recognized for Outstanding Public Service |  

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Two Department Employees Recognized for Outstanding Public Service Two Department Employees Recognized for Outstanding Public Service Two Department Employees Recognized for Outstanding Public Service May 8, 2013 - 5:01pm Addthis Two Department Employees Recognized for Outstanding Public Service Steven R. Thai Steven R. Thai Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Paul Jablonski and Josh Silverman, two Energy Department employees, are finalists for this year's eight Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals -- an award that pays tribute to the dedicated federal workforce, highlighting those who have made significant contributions to our country. The Department of Energy is pleased to announce that two federal employees have been recognized by the Partnership for Public Service. Paul Jablonski and Josh Silverman are two of the 31 finalists for this year's eight

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President Obama honors outstanding early-career scientists | National  

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honors outstanding early-career scientists | National honors outstanding early-career scientists | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > President Obama honors outstanding early-career scientists President Obama honors outstanding early-career scientists Posted By Office of Public Affairs Five individuals from NNSA's national laboratories have been named

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Christine Anderson-Cook: An outstanding New Mexico woman  

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Christine Anderson-Cook: An outstanding New Mexico woman Christine Anderson-Cook: An outstanding New Mexico woman Christine Anderson-Cook: an outstanding New Mexico woman Cook recognized for her technical leadership in statistics, extensive professional service at the national level, and mentorship of nearly 70 students. April 14, 2011 Christine Anderson-Cook Christine Anderson-Cook Contact Fred deSousa Communicatons Office (505) 665-3430 Email LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, April 14, 2011-The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women selected Los Alamos National Laboratory research statistician Christine Anderson-Cook as one of 20 women to receive the 26th Annual Governor's Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. An awards banquet is scheduled for May 6 at the Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque. "We are extremely proud of Christine's accomplishments, both as an

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Physical and Mechanical Properties of Copper and Copper Alloys  

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High strength, high conductivity copper alloys are prime candidates for high heat flux applications in fusion energy systems. This chapter reviews the physical and mechanical properties of pure copper and copper alloys with the focus on precipitation-hardened CuCrZr and dispersion-strengthened CuAl25 alloys. The effect of neutron irradiation on copper and copper alloys is reviewed in terms of radiation effects on physical properties and mechanical properties (tensile properties, fracture toughness, fatigue and creep-fatigue), irradiation creep and void swelling. The effect of irradiation on the microstructure of copper and copper alloys and dislocation channeling is also presented. Joining techniques for copper alloys in fusion plasma facing components are briefly discussed.

Li, Meimei [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Zinkle, Steven J [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining Mechanical Properties of Carbon Microcoils Using Lateral Force Microscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mechanical properties of amorphous carbon microcoil (CMC) synthesized by thermal chemical vapor deposition method were examined in compression and tension tests, using the lateral force mode of atomic force microscope (AFM). The AFM cantilever tip was ... Keywords: Atomic force microscopy (AFM), atomic force microscopy, carbon microcoil, shear modulus, spring constant

Neng-Kai Chang; Shuo-Hung Chang

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Stability and Mechanical Properties of Ultrafine-Grained ...  

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Carbothermal Production of Zrb2-Zro2 Composite Powder from Zro2-B2O3/B System by ... Fiber and Electron-Beam Irradiation in Thermo-Mechanical Properties of HDPE ... Evaluation of Polypropylene/Saw Dust Composites Prepared with...

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MECHANICAL PROPERTY CHARACTERIZATION OF SOL-GEL DERIVED NANOMATERIALS  

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mechanical behavior of polysilicate aerogels, prepared using the sol-gel process. Two series of materials were prepared, derivatized with silylating agents, processed into coating solutions, and characterized properties of aerogel thin films were characterized. vi #12;Table of Contents Abstract

Brinker, C. Jeffrey

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Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Surface Modified Inconel 718 ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Surface Modified Inconel 718 ... and Recovery Process of Rare Metals from Oil Desulfurization Spent Catalyst ... Pulsed Laser Evaporation: An Enabling Technology for Organic Thin Films ... Redox Investigation of NiFe2O4 Supported on Al2O3 and Yttria- Stabilized...

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Energy Department Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding  

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Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding Achievement Energy Department Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding Achievement August 15, 2012 - 2:54pm Addthis AlexÂ-andra “Ale” Hakala is an award-winning geoscientist at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. | Photo from the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Alex-andra "Ale" Hakala is an award-winning geoscientist at DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory. | Photo from the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Amanda Scott Amanda Scott Former Managing Editor, Energy.gov Fun Facts About Dr. Hakala Her experiences dancing with her family at special events and the 2 years she spent living in Chile are among her most treasured memories. While living in Chile, Dr. Hakala developed a passion for both

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Outstanding Issues For New Geothermal Resource Assessments | Open Energy  

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Outstanding Issues For New Geothermal Resource Assessments Outstanding Issues For New Geothermal Resource Assessments Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Outstanding Issues For New Geothermal Resource Assessments Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A critical question for the future energy policy of the United States is the extent to which geothermal resources can contribute to an ever-increasing demand for electricity. Electric power production from geothermal sources exceeds that from wind and solar combined, yet the installed capacity falls far short of the geothermal resource base characterized in past assessments, even though the estimated size of the resource in six assessments completed in the past 35 years varies by thousands of Megawatts-electrical (MWe). The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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Category:Articles with outstanding TODO tasks | Open Energy Information  

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Articles with outstanding TODO tasks Articles with outstanding TODO tasks Jump to: navigation, search This category contains articles which have been flagged as requiring specific work. For higher-level TODO tasks which are not tied to specific articles, see OpenEI:TODO. Pages in category "Articles with outstanding TODO tasks" The following 177 pages are in this category, out of 177 total. 1 1st Light Energy, Inc. A A2BE Carbon Capture LLC Abbotsford, Australia Agricultural Equipment Ambient Control Systems American Solar Technology Amur Energy Division Anaerobic Digestion Anant Oorja Argonne, Illinois Askja Energy Austin Clean Energy Group B Bank of Italy Biodiesel Black Warrior, Nevada Boilers Boots on the Roof Bordeaux International Energy Consulting, LLC BP Statistical Review of World Energy

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WIPP Security Force Recognized for Outstanding Safety | Department of  

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Security Force Recognized for Outstanding Safety Security Force Recognized for Outstanding Safety WIPP Security Force Recognized for Outstanding Safety May 9, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Manager Joe Franco (right) presents the Star of Excellence Award to Security Walls, LLC Manager Richard De Los Santos. U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Manager Joe Franco (right) presents the Star of Excellence Award to Security Walls, LLC Manager Richard De Los Santos. Media Contact Deb Gill, (575) 234-7270 U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office CARLSBAD, N.M., May 9, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Security Walls, LLC, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP) Security Protective Force, with a Star of Excellence Award in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for the fifth consecutive year.

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Structure and mechanical properties of liquid crystalline filaments  

SciTech Connect

The formation of stable freely suspended filaments is an interesting peculiarity of some liquid crystal phases. So far, little is known about their structure and stability. Similarly to free-standing smectic films, an internal molecular structure of the mesophase stabilizes these macroscopically well-ordered objects with length to diameter ratios of 10{sup 3} and above. In this paper, we report observations of smectic liquid crystal fibers formed by bent-shaped molecules in different mesophases. Our study, employing several experimental techniques, focuses on mechanical and structural aspects of fiber formation such as internal structure, stability, and mechanical and optical properties.

Eremin, Alexey; Nemes, Alexandru; Stannarius, Ralf; Schulz, Mario; Nadasi, Hajnalka; Weissflog, Wolfgang [Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, FNW/ IEP/ ANP, Postfach 4120, D-39016 Magdeburg (Germany); LKA Sachsen-Anhalt, Postfach 180165, D-39028 Magdeburg (Germany); Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Muehlpforte 1, D-06108 Halle (Germany)

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Science Showcase - "PECASE: Outstanding early career research  

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"PECASE: Outstanding early career research "PECASE: Outstanding early career research honored" Energy Department Scientists & Engineers Honored with Presidential Early Career Awards PECASE award ceremony DOE recently recognized the following scientists and engineers at the outset of their independent research careers: Dillon Fong and Elena V. Shevchenko of Argonne National Laboratory Find Dillon Fong's research in the Energy Citations Database Find Elena Shevchenko's research with the Energy Citations Database Gavin E. Crooks and Trent R. Northen of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Find Gavin Crooks research with the Science Accelerator Find Trent Northen's research with the Science Accelerator Jacob M. Hookerof Brookhaven National Laboratory Find Jacob Hooker's research in the Energy Citations Database

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Mechanical and thermophysical properties of hot-pressed SYNROC B  

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The optimal SYNROC compositons for use with commercial waste are reviewed. Large amounts of powder (about 2.5 kg) were prepared by convention al ceramic operations to test the SYNROC concept on a processing scale. Samples, 15.2 cm in diameter, were hot pressed in graphite, and representative samples were cut for microstructural evaluations. Measured mechanical and thermophysical properties did not vary significantly as a function of sample location and were typical of titanate ceramic materials.

Hoenig, C.L.; Newkirk, H.W.; Otto, R.A.; Brady, R.L.; Brown, A.E.; Ulrich, A.R.; Lum, R.C.

1981-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and transport properties of rocks at high temperatures and pressures. Task III. Mechanical properties of rocks at high temperatures and pressures. Final report, 1 March 1980-29 February 1984  

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This report summarizes the research performed to gain a fundamental understanding of the mechanical and transport properties of rocks under confining pressure and elevated temperature. There have been many contributions to our understanding of the mechanical behavior or rocks at high temperatures and pressures, but perhaps the three most outstanding contributions are the data which: (a) have helped to demonstrate the scientific feasibility of energy extraction from buried magma by assessing the likelihood of the rock mass to support stable boreholes at the pressures, temperatures (to partial melting), and aqueous conditions apt to occur in crystalline rocks above buried magma chambers; (b) have demonstrated that crystalline rocks deform primarily by brittle fracture when deformed at effective confining pressures to 200 MPa and temperatures to partial melting (to >1000/sup 0/C), water-saturated or room-dry, and in constant strain rate tests (e dot = 10/sup -4/-10/sup -7//sec) or in creep tests; and (c) have shown that under these same conditions the time-dependent behavior of the rocks in the quasi-steady state regime is well described by the flow law: e dot = Asigma/sup n/exp(-Q/RT) - a formulation previously thought to be applicable to rocks deforming primarily by crystal plasticity. This result suggests that fracture is also a time-dependent, thermally-activated process.

Friedman, M.; Handin, J.; Bauer, S.J.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties and modeling of seal-forming lithologies  

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The goal of this research is to evaluate the roles of deformation and the occurrence of weak sedimentary lithologies subjected to gravitational loads in shaping conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Two sedimentary lithologies that influence the geometries, physical properties, and heterogeneities of oil and gas reservoirs are shale and rocksalt. Both form effect barriers to the flow and communication of petroleum and gas and, in many cases, form the seals to major reservoirs due to their low permeabilities. Both are actively deformed in depositional environments due to their low strengths relative to gravitational loads applied. Thus, the shapes of seal-forming units, and the nature of fractures and faults that may breach them depend upon either the mechanical properties of shale or those of salt, and the loading histories to which they have been subjected. Deformed shales may, in addition, serve as unconventional reservoirs of gas if open fractures within them provide sufficient porosity. The fracture and flow properties of shales are not well constrained, and the authors are currently investigating these properties experimentally. The rheology of rocksalt, on the other hand, is well known and they believe that the time is right to apply the experimentally constrained constitutive relations for rocksalt to deformations in the Earth. Efforts are continuing on modeling fracture anisotropy and the authors have examined simple, two-mica models to evaluate the mechanical interactions they proposed for gneiss and mica-poor schists. Brief summaries of the progress and results to date for (1) the mechanical properties of schist, (2) a two-mica model of fracture anisotropy, (3) deformation of shale, and (4) modeling of salt and shale tectonics of the northern Gulf of Mexico are given in the following sections. 35 refs., 33 figs., 1 tab.

Kronenberg, A.K.; Russell, J.E.; Carter, N.L.; Mazariegos, R.; Shea, W.T.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and acoustic properties of weakly cemented granular rocks  

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This paper presents the results of laboratory measurements on the mechanical and acoustic properties of weakly cemented granular rock. Artificial rock samples were fabricated by cementing sand and glass beads with sodium silicate binder. During uniaxial compression tests, the rock samples showed stress-strain behavior which was more similar to that of soils than competent rocks, exhibiting large permanent deformations with frictional slip. The mechanical behavior of the samples approached that of competent rocks as the amount of binder was increased. For very weak samples, acoustic waves propagating in these rocks showed very low velocities of less than 1000 m/sec for compressional waves. A borehole made within this weakly cemented rock exhibited a unique mode of failure that is called ''anti-KI mode fracture'' in this paper. The effect of cementation, grain type, and boundary conditions on this mode of failure was also examined experimentally.

Nakagawa, S.; Myer, L.R.

2001-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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President Obama Named 13 Energy Department Scientists for Outstanding Early  

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Named 13 Energy Department Scientists for Named 13 Energy Department Scientists for Outstanding Early Career Award President Obama Named 13 Energy Department Scientists for Outstanding Early Career Award July 26, 2012 - 11:12am Addthis President Obama today named 96 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. These include 13 receipients from the Energy Department. "Discoveries in science and technology not only strengthen our economy, they inspire us as a people." President Obama said. "The impressive accomplishments of today's awardees so early in their careers promise even greater advances in the years ahead."

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Mechanical Properties of High Strength NiTiHfPd Shape Memory ...  

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About this Abstract. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2011. Symposium, Shape Memory Alloys. Presentation Title, Mechanical Properties of High...

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Mechanical Properties of Gels; Stress from Confined Fluids  

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Abstract for Grant DE-FG02-97ER45642 Period: 1997-2002 Mechanical Properties of Gels 2002-2008 Stress from Confined Fluids Principal investigator: Prof. George W. Scherer Dept. Civil & Env. Eng./PRISM Eng. Quad. E-319 Princeton, NJ 08544 USA Recipient organization: Trustees of Princeton University 4 New South Princeton, NJ 08544 USA Abstract: The initial stage of this project, entitled Mechanical Properties of Gels, was dedicated to characterizing and explaining the properties of inorganic gels. Such materials, made by sol-gel processing, are of interest for fabrication of films, fibers, optical devices, advanced insulation and other uses. However, their poor mechanical properties are an impediment in some applications, so understanding the origin of these properties could lead to enhanced performance. Novel experimental methods were developed and applied to measure the stiffness and permeability of gels and aerogels. Numerical simulations were developed to reproduce the growth process of the gels, resulting in structures whose mechanical properties matched the measurements. The models showed that the gels are formed by the growth of relatively robust clusters of molecules that are joined by tenuous links whose compliance compromises the stiffness of the structure. Therefore, synthetic methods that enhance the links could significantly increase the rigidity of such gels. The next stage of the project focused on Stress from Confined Fluids. The first problem of interest was the enhanced thermal expansion coefficient of water that we measured in the nanometric pores of cement paste. This could have a deleterious effect on the resistance of concrete to rapid heating in fires, because the excessive thermal expansion of water in the pores of the concrete could lead to spalling and collapse. A series of experiments demonstrated that the expansion of water increases as the pore size decreases. To explain this behavior, we undertook a collaboration with Prof. Stephen Garofalini (Rutgers), who has developed the best simulations of water ever reported by use of molecular dynamics. Simulated heating of water in small pores provided quantitative agreement with experiments, and showed that the origin of the high expansion is the altered structure of water in the first two molecular layers adjacent to the pore wall. The final focus of the project was to understand the damage done by crystals growing in small pores. For example, the primary cause of damage to ancient monuments in the Mediterranean Basin is growth of salt crystals in the pores of the stone. Salt may enter stone as a result of capillary rise of groundwater, by leaching of mortar joints, deposition of marine spray, or reactions with atmospheric pollutants (such as oxides of nitrogen or sulfur). As the water evaporates, the salt solution becomes supersaturated and crystals precipitate. Stress results, because the salt usually repels the minerals in the pore walls. Our goal was to identify the factors contributing to the repulsion, so that we could develop a chemical treatment to reduce the repulsion and hence the stress. (We have recently demonstrated an effective treatment as part of a separately funded study.) In collaboration with Prof. Garofalini, molecular dynamics simulations have been done that correctly reproduce the structure of water around dissolved ions of sodium and chloride. We simulated the interaction between crystals of sodium chloride and quartz, and found that this particular system exhibits attractive forces, in agreement with experiment. The origin of the attraction is the orientation of dipolar water molecules near the surfaces of the crystals. Similar calculations now must be done in systems, such as potassium chloride and quartz, where the interaction is repulsive. This grant supported the education of two doctoral students, Hang-Shing Ma (Ph.D., 2002) and Melanie Webb (Ph.D. expected 2010), three post-doctoral researchers, Joachim Gross, Gudrun Reichenauer, and Shuangyan (Sonia) Xu, and five undergraduates (for senior theses or independent projects

George W. Scherer

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties and modeling of seal-forming lithologies  

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Specific goals and accomplishments of this research include: (1) The evaluation of models of salt diaper ascent that involve either power law, dislocation creep as determined experimentally by Horseman et al. (1993) or linear, fluid-assisted creep as reported by Spiers et al. (1988, 1990, 1992). We have compared models assuming these two, experimentally evaluated flow laws and examined the predictions they make regarding diaper incubation periods, ascent velocities, deviatoric stresses and strain rates. (2) The evaluation of the effects of differential loading on the initiation an of salt structures. (3) Examination of the role of basement faults on the initiation and morphologic evolution of salt structures. (4) Evaluation of the mechanical properties of shale as a function of pressure and determination of the nature of its brittle-ductile transition. (5) Evaluation of the mechanical anisotropies of shales with varying concentrations, distributions and preferred orientations of clay. (6) The determination of temperature and ratedependencies of strength for a shale constitutive model that can be used in numerical models that depend on viscous formulations. (7) Determination of the mechanisms of deformation for argillaceous rocks over awide range of conditions. (8) Evaluation of the effects of H[sub 2]O within clay interlayers, as adsorbed surface layers.

Kronenberg, A.K.; Russell, J.E.; Carter, N.L.; Mazariegos, R.; Ibanez, W.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural and Mechanical Property Changes in Ion Irradiated Tunsgten  

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Sustainable fusion power is within reach; however, more research is needed in the field of material science and engineering. One critical component of a fusion reactor is the plasma facing material. Very little literature exists on the sustainability of tungsten as a plasma facing material (PFM). During operation, PFM must withstand harsh conditions with combined effects from high temperature, mechanical stress, irradiation, transmutation, and the production of hydrogen (H) and helium (He) from nuclear reactions. Therefore, this thesis will focus on co-implantation of H and He into tungsten to investigate the mechanical and microstructural material response. For the first part of this study, Molecular Dynamics (MD) was used to qualitatively understand defect migration and mechanical property changes in tungsten. A Brinell hardness test was simulated using MD in tungsten to study the dependence on void size and void density hardness. It was found that hardness changes vary as the square root of the void size and void density. Also the movement of dislocations and its interaction with voids were investigated. For the second part of the study, H and He were co-implanted into tungsten to look at the mechanical and microstructural changes. Hardness changes were measured using a nano-indenter ex-situ on post-irradiated specimen. Results show that the hardness of tungsten after co-implantation is proportional to the square root of the fluence. Additionally, the microstructure of irradiated tungsten samples was investigated by using a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). It was observed that the defect microstructure in tungsten, after co-implantation, is quite complex, with a number of intriguing features, such as the presence of the nano-bubbles and dislocation loops. Also it was observed that there was an effect that H has on the nucleation of He nano-bubbles. The results from this work suggest that the effect of co-implanting H and He into tungsten is crucial to fully understand its viability as a PFM.

General, Michael

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Properties of Particulate Reinforced Aluminium Alloy Matrix Composite  

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This paper discusses the mechanical properties of Titanium Carbide (TiC) particulate reinforced aluminium-silicon alloy matrix composite. TiC particulate reinforced LM6 alloy matrix composites were fabricated by carbon dioxide sand molding process with different particulate weight fraction. Tensile strength, hardness and microstructure studies were conducted to determine the maximum load, tensile strength, modulus of elasticity and fracture surface analysis have been performed to characterize the morphological aspects of the test samples after tensile testing. Hardness values are measured for the TiC reinforced LM6 alloy composites and it has been found that it gradually increases with increased addition of the reinforcement phase. The tensile strength of the composites increased with the increase percentage of TiC particulate.

Sayuti, M. [Faculty of Engineering, Malikussaleh University of Lhokseumawe, 24300 Aceh (Indonesia); Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Sulaiman, S.; Baharudin, B. T. H. T.; Arifin, M. K. A. [Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Suraya, S.; Vijayaram, T. R.

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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TRITIUM EFFECTS ON DYNAMIC MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS  

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Dynamic mechanical analysis has been used to characterize the effects of tritium gas (initially 1 atm. pressure, ambient temperature) exposure over times up to 2.3 years on several thermoplastics-ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and Vespel{reg_sign} polyimide, and on several formulations of elastomers based on ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). Tritium exposure stiffened the elastic modulus of UHMW-PE up to about 1 year and then softened it, and reduced the viscous response monotonically with time. PTFE initially stiffened, however the samples became too weak to handle after nine months exposure. The dynamic properties of Vespel{reg_sign} were not affected. The glass transition temperature of the EPDM formulations increased approximately 4 C. following three months tritium exposure.

Clark, E

2008-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Properties of Unreinforced Brick Masonry, Section1  

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Before the advent of concrete and steel, masonry helped build civilizations. From Egypt in Africa, Rome in Europe, Maya in the America to China in Asia, masonry was exploited to construct the most significant, magnificent and long lasting structures on the Earth. Looking at the Egyptian pyramids, Mayan temples, Roman coliseum and Chinese Great Wall, one cannot stop wondering about the significance and popularity that masonry has had through out history. Lourenco et al (1989) summed up the reasons for the popularity of masonry in the following, 'The most important characteristic of masonry construction is its simplicity. Laying pieces of stone or bricks on top of each other, either with or without cohesion via mortar, is a simple, though adequate, technique that has been successful ever since remote ages. Other important characteristics are the aesthetics, solidity, durability, low maintenance, versatility, sound absorption and fire protection' Despite these advantages, masonry is no longer preferred structural material in many parts of the developed world, especially in seismically active parts of the world. Partly, masonry and especially unreinforced masonry (URM) has mechanical properties such as strength and ductility inferior to those of reinforced concrete and steel. Moreover, masonry structures were traditionally built based on rules of thumb acquired over many years of practice and/or empirical data from testing. Accordingly, we do not have a rigorous and uniform method of analysis and design for masonry. Nevertheless, the world still possesses numerous historic and ordinary masonry structures, which require maintenance and strengthening to combat the assault of time and nature. Hence, it is important to study fundamental properties of masonry so that new masonry structures can be effectively designed and built, and the cost for servicing old structures and for building new ones will be less expensive.

Mosalam, K; Glascoe, L; Bernier, J

2009-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and physical properties of uranium. Chapter 8 of nuclear metallurgy lectures  

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A knowledge of the mechanical and physical properties of uranium is important in understanding its pile behavior. The effects of irradiation on the properties of uranium will be dealt with in another chapter. However, it is important to know and understand the pre-irradiation properties of uranium prior to investigating the effects of irradiation. This chapter discusses the mechanical and physical properties of uranium.

Hueschen, R.E.

1955-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Forming Ability and Mechanical Properties of Zr-based Zr-Al ...  

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A Study on the Structure and Mechanical Properties of HSS T42 Steel Using Powder Injection Moulding Method (PIM) A Thermo-Kinetic Model and...

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Hierarchical and size dependent mechanical properties of silica and silicon nanostructures inspired by diatom algae  

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Biology implements fundamental principles that allow for attractive mechanical properties, as observed in biomineralized structures. For example, diatom algae contain nanoporous hierarchical silicified shells that provide ...

Garca, Andre Phillip

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural and Mechanical Property Characterization of Laser Additive Manufactured (LAM) Rhenium.  

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??This report will review the mechanical and microstructural properties of the refractory element rhenium (Re) deposited using Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM). With useable structural strength (more)

Adams, Robbie Joseph

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Properties of Welds in Commercial Alloys for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor Components  

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C. 1. Mechanical Property / Status of Metallic Materials Development for Application in Advanced High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor / Material

James R. Lindgren; Brian E. Thurgood; Robin H. Ryder; Chia-Chuan Li

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3.225 Electronic and Mechanical Properties of Materials, Summer 2002  

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Electrical, optical, magnetic, and mechanical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics and polymers. Discussion of roles of bonding, structure (crystalline, defect, energy band and microstructure) and composition in ...

Gibson, Lorna J.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvements in Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Life of Amine ...  

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Microstructural Investigation of Nano-Calcium Phosphates Doped with Fluoride Ions Microstructure and Magnetoelectric Properties of Microwave Sintered...

84

Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Melt-Spun Superalloy ...  

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by metallographic techniques, electrical resistivity changes and hardness measure- ments. Tensile p'roperties were determined at ambient and elevated...

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237 Mechanical Properties and Oxidation Behavior of Spark Plasma ...  

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005 Calcium Phosphates for Drug Carrier: Adsorption and Release Kinetics of Drugs ... 058 Properties Optimization of Refractory Mineral Resources in China.

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Transverse Mechanical Properties of Unidirectionally Reinforced Hybrid Fiber Composites.  

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??Fiber reinforced polymer composites have much versatility in structural design on account of their wide range of elastic and strength properties as functions of direction. (more)

Ripepi, Maximilian

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A39 Mechanical Properties and Marine Corrosion Resistance of P  

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D14 Gold Nanoparticles in Red Ruby Glasses Used for Decoration in Thailand D15 Soft Magnetic Properties of Nanocrystalline Fe-based P/M Cores Mixed...

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G9 Mechanical Properties of Nitrided Martensitic Stainless Steel 431 ...  

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D14 Gold Nanoparticles in Red Ruby Glasses Used for Decoration in Thailand D15 Soft Magnetic Properties of Nanocrystalline Fe-based P/M Cores Mixed...

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Mechanical properties of alpha and delta-stabilized plutonium  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

paper describes efforts to better understand the volume expansion in the early stage of aging and the recovery of metallurgical properties from accumulated age-induced defects in...

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Time dependence of mechanical properties of specimens made from "grey gypsum"  

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The paper present monitoring of mechanical properties of grey calcined gypsum. The samples of dimension 40 40 160 mm were made from this material and put in laboratory conditions (relatively humidity 50 % and temperature 20 C). Material ... Keywords: calcined gypsum, creep of gypsum, destructive methods, mechanical properties, shrinkage

P. Padev?t; P. Tesrek; T. Plach

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermophysical and Mechanical Properties of SiC/SiC Composites (5/28/98 draft)  

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Thermophysical and Mechanical Properties of SiC/SiC Composites (5/28/98 draft) S.J. Zinkle and L.L. Snead Oak Ridge National Laboratory The key thermophysical and mechanical properties for SiC/SiC for design calculations wherever possible. The engineering database for SiC/SiC composites is very limited

California at Los Angeles, University of

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Nano-structured vanadium: processing and mechanical properties under quasi-static and dynamic compression  

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Nano-structured vanadium: processing and mechanical properties under quasi-static and dynamic form 16 September 2003; accepted 9 October 2003 Abstract We have processed fully dense, nano that the grain size of the consolidated V is around 100 nm. Mechanical properties of the nano-structured V were

Wei, Qiuming

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Cast Structure and Mechanical Properties of Fine Grained ...  

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2Beijing General Research Institute for Non-Ferrous Metals, Beijing 100088, P.R. of China. 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Xi?an Petroleum Institute,...

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Powder Processing and Mechanical Properties - Programmaster.org  

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Oct 18, 2010 ... The ball milling of powders has become a powerful method to synthesize metastable structures. Mechanical milling - the ball milling of single...

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Resistance switching properties and mechanism of switching in ...  

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Simplex Network Modeling for Press-Molded Ceramic Bodies Incorporated with Granite Waste Solidification mechanisms of carbon as graphene, graphite and...

96

Optical Fiber Technique for In-Reactor Mechanical Properties Measurement  

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In-reactor measurement of material properties is required for a better understanding of radiation effects on materials. We present an optical fiber based technique for measuring changes in elastic properties which involves exciting and measuring flexural vibrations in a thin cantilever beam. By exciting the beam and measuring the natural frequency, changes in the modulus of elasticity can be monitored. The technique is demonstrated by monitoring the elastic property changes of a beam fabricated from copper, as the copper undergoes recrystallization at elevated temperature.

Robert S. Schley; Zilong Hua; David H. Hurley; Heng Ban

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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024- Reactive Sintering and Mechanical Property of Boron Carbide ...  

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125- Influence of Gas Flow Rate Ratio on the Structural Properties of a-SiC:H Prepared by ... 145- The Synergy of XRD and XRF in a Shale and Slate Analysis.

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009- Fracture Behavior and Mechanical Properties of Obsidian ...  

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125- Influence of Gas Flow Rate Ratio on the Structural Properties of a-SiC:H Prepared by ... 145- The Synergy of XRD and XRF in a Shale and Slate Analysis.

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A4: Viscoelastic and Mechanical properties of Polylactide Based Bio ...  

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B7: Synthesis and Electrical Properties of K2NiF4-Type (Ca2-xLnx)MnO4 (Ln=Nd and Sm) B8: Monitoring Oxygen Diffusion in Gd-Doped Ceria by Null...

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089- Mechanical Properties Evaluation of Recycled Natural-Fiber ...  

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125- Influence of Gas Flow Rate Ratio on the Structural Properties of a-SiC:H Prepared by ... 145- The Synergy of XRD and XRF in a Shale and Slate Analysis.

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Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 3003 Aluminum Alloy ...  

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... reason of property improvement, especially high temperature performance. ... High Strength Aluminum Brazing Sheets for Condenser Fins of Automotive ... predictions for the phase formation in a wide range of commercial aluminum alloys.

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238 Mechanical Properties in Laser-FSW Hybrid Welded Inconel ...  

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053 Polymer-Derived Mesoporous SiOC/ZnO Nanocomposite for Water Decontamination ... 064 Synthesis and Study of the Chemical Interaction of Strontium .... 163 The Mechanism of Metallic Iron Aggregation and Effect of Addition Agent on...

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Optical characterization of complex mechanical and thermal transport properties  

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Time-resolved impulsive stimulated light scattering (ISS), also known as transient grating spectroscopy, was used to investigate phonon mediated thermal transport in semiconductors and mechanical degrees of freedom linked ...

Johnson, Jeremy A. (Jeremy Andrew)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

First Principles Studies of Mechanical Properties of Thoria  

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Although thoria fuel has been investigated additional studies of its properties are required. ... A10: Defects and Local Compositional Changes in Sn-coated Graphite ... A1: 3D TiO2 Long Nanotube Arrays Manufactured by Anodization of Ti Mesh for ... A8: Effect of Doping in Ti4Ni4Si7 Matrix Confining Nano-Si for Highly...

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Enhanced Mechanical Property of Hot-Pressed RBSN Ceramics ...  

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... Property of Hot-Pressed RBSN Ceramics with Lu2O3-SiO2/La2O3-MgO additives ... Fabrication of Advanced Ceramics Using Nanocomposite Particles Prepared by A Dry ... Preparation of Biomass Char for Ironmaking and Its Reactivity.

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Mechanical, Electrical, and Magnetic Properties of Ni Nanocontacts  

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The dynamic deformation upon stretching of Ni nanowires as those formed with mechanically controllable break junctions or with a scanning tunneling microscope is studied both experimentally and theoretically. Molecular dynamics simulations of the breaking ... Keywords: Ab initio, ab initio, conductance, nanocontacts, spintronics

M. R. Calvo; M. J. Caturla; D. Jacob; C. Untiedt; J. J. Palacios

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of Hysol EA-9394 structural adhesive  

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Dextor`s Hysol EA-9394 is a room temperature curable paste adhesive representative of the adhesives used in wind turbine blade joints. A mechanical testing program has been performed to characterize this adhesive. Tension, compression stress relaxation, flexural, butt tensile, and fracture toughness test results are reported.

Guess, T.R.; Reedy, E.D.; Stavig, M.E.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

MECHANICAL PROPERTY AND FORMABILITY STUDIES ON UNALLOYED PLUTONIUM  

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The effect of temperature and testing speed on the tension and compression properties of unalloyed plutouium was studied in the alpha , beta , gamma , and delta phases. Compressive formability data were obtained for a load of 100,000 lbs in the aforementioned phases. In addition, preliminary creep, tension impact, and torsion data for alpha -phase plutonium are reported. Extrusion constants and pressures for the beta , gamma , and delta phases were obtained. The roomtemperature tension and compression properties of the beta - and #gg-extruded plutonium were determined. Metallo graphic studies were made to determine the effect of tension, compression, and extrusion, in the indicated phases, on the microstructure of as-cast plutonium. (auth)

Gardner, H.R.; Mann, I.B.

1959-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne TTRDC - News Story - Lohse-Busch named Outstanding Researcher by  

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Lohse-Busch named Outstanding Researcher by EPA Lohse-Busch named Outstanding Researcher by EPA Henning Lohse-Busch Lohse-Busch Argonne researcher Henning Lohse-Busch was given an Outstanding Researcher Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his work supporting the 2011 EcoCAR Challenge collegiate competition. Lohse-Busch provides technical guidance on hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) dynamometer testing to the EcoCAR organizing committee. Sharing this technical expertise was especially relevant to the EPA, which is testing the student competition vehicles during EcoCAR's Spring Workshop in Ann Arbor, Mich. in March. The award recognizes Lohse-Busch's assistance and reads: "Outstanding Researcher Award: The US Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Henning Lohse-Busch for outstanding contributions in PHEV

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Structure-Function Analysis of Edible FatsChapter 5 Rheology and Mechanical Properties of Fats  

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Structure-Function Analysis of Edible Fats Chapter 5 Rheology and Mechanical Properties of Fats Methods and Analyses eChapters Food Science & Technology Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry Processing Methods - Analyses Books AOCS Press

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Degradation of mechanical properties of vinylester and carbon fiber/vinylester composites due to environmental exposure.  

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??An experimental investigation was undertaken to determine the effects of marine environmental exposure on the mechanical properties of vinylester resins (VE510A and VE8084) and carbon (more)

Figliolini, Alexander M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Mechanical properties of highly oriented FeSe0.5Te0.5 superconductor  

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We have synthesized highly oriented samples of the superconducting compound FeSe0.5Te0.5 and investigated its mechanical properties. These samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy(SEM) with energy-dispersive analysis

Jorge Luiz Pimentel Jnior; Paulo Pureur; Cristiano Santos Lopes; Francisco Carlos Serbena; Carlos Eugnio Foerster; Simone Aparecida da Silva; Alcione Roberto Jurelo; Adilson Luiz Chinelatto

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An instrument for high-throughput measurements of fiber mechanical properties  

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In this thesis, an instrument is designed and constructed for the purpose of measuring the mechanical properties of single fibers. The instrument is intended to provide high throughput measurement of single fiber geometric ...

Kristofek, Grant William, 1980-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion and Mechanical Properties of Materials in Combustion and Mixed-Gas Environments  

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Corrosion and Mechanical Properties of Corrosion and Mechanical Properties of Materials in Combustion and Mixed-Gas Environments Background A number of advanced technologies are being developed to convert coal to clean fuels for power generation and for use as a feedstock in chemical plants. Coal con- version and combustion processes create by-products that affect the performance of the materials of which the plant components are fabricated, reducing the systems'

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Mechanical properties of fiber reinforced lightweight concrete composites  

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Hybrid composites with variable strength/toughness properties can be manufactured using combinations of brittle or ductile mesh in addition to brittle and ductile matrix reinforcements. The bending and tensile properties of thin sheet fiber cement composites made from these mixtures were investigated. Composites consisted of a woven mesh of either polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated E-glass or polypropylene (PP) fibers for the surface reinforcement. In addition, chopped polypropylene, acrylic, nylon, and alkali-resistant (AR) glass fibers were used for the core reinforcement. It is shown that by controlling fiber contents, types, and combinations, design objectives such as strength, stiffness and toughness, can be achieved. Superior post-cracking behavior was measured for composites reinforced both with glass mesh and PP mesh. Load carrying capacity of PP mesh composites can be increased with the use of 1% or higher chopped PP fibers. Glass mesh composites with short AR glass fibers as matrix reinforcement indicate an increased matrix cracking strength and modulus of rupture. Combinations of PP mesh/short AR glass did not show a substantial improvement in the matrix ultimate strength. An increased nylon fiber surface area resulted in improved post peak response.

Perez-Pena, M. (USG Corp., Libertyville, IL (United States)); Mobasher, B. (Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States))

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Physical and mechanical properties of bituminous mixtures containing oil shales  

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Rutting of bituminous surfaces on the Jordanian highways is a recurring problem. Highway authorities are exploring the use of extracted shale oil and oil shale fillers, which are abundant in Jordan. The main objectives of this research are to investigate the rheological properties of shale oil binders (conventional binder with various percentages of shale oil), in comparison with a conventional binder, and to investigate the ability of mixes to resist deformation. The latter is done by considering three wearing course mixes containing three different samples of oil shale fillers--which contained three different oil percentages--together with a standard mixture containing limestone filler. The Marshall design method and the immersion wheel tracking machine were adopted. It was concluded that the shale oil binders displayed inconsistent physical properties and therefore should be treated before being used. The oil shale fillers have provided mixes with higher ability to resist deformation than the standard mix, as measured by the Marshall quotients and the wheel tracking machine. The higher the percentages of oil in the oil shale fillers, the lower the ability of the mixes to resist deformation.

Katamine, N.M.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Mechanical and Tribological Properties or Ion Implanted Ceramics  

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.4.3 Crack Nucleation 4.5 Elastic Recovery 4.6 Chemomechanical Effects 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 6 6 6 10 12 13 13 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 20 20 22 23 25 27 29 29 30 32 35 39 39 40 43 44 45 46 47 47 47 51 52 56 56 59 60 62... in Solids The mechanisms by which ions interact with solids have been well reviewed in the literature. Much of the following has been taken from the books by Deamaley et al (1973), Carter and Grant (1976), Townsend et al (1977), Ryssel and Glawischnig...

Bull, Stephen John

1988-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Basic Structure-Property Relations for Processing and Modeling in Advanced Nuclear Fuel: Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Properties  

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The project objective is to study structure-property relations in solid solutions of nitrides and oxides with surrogate elements to simulate the behavior of fuels of inert matrix fuels of interest to the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI), with emphasis in zirconium-based materials. Work with actual fuels will be carried out in parallel in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Three key aspects will be explored: microstructure characterization through measurement of global texture evolution and local crystallographic variations using Electron Backscattering Diffraction (EBSD); determination of mechanical properties, including fracture toughness, quasi-static compression strength, and hardness, as functions of load and temperature, and, finally, development of structure-property relations to describe mechanical behavior of the fuels based on experimental data. Materials tested will be characterized to identify the mechanisms of deformation and fracture and their relationship to microstructure and its evolution. New aspects of this research are the inclusion of crystallographic information into the evaluation of fuel performance and the incorporation of statistical variations of microstructural variables into simplified models of mechanical behavior of fuels that account explicitly for these variations. The work is expected to provide insight into processing conditions leading to better fuel performance and structural reliability during manufacturing and service, as well as providing a simplified testing model for future fuel production.

Kirk Wheeler; Manuel Parra; Pedro Peralta

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Grain boundary effects on defect production and mechanical properties of irradiated nanocrystalline SiC  

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Grain boundaries (GBs) are known to play an important role in determining the mechanical and functional properties of nanocrystalline materials. In this study, we used molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the effects of damaged GBs on the mechanical properties of SiC that is irradiated by 10 keV Si atoms. The results reveal that irradiation promotes GB sliding and reduces the ability of GBs to block dislocations, which improves the deformation ability of nanocrystalline SiC. However, irradiation causes local rearrangements in disordered clusters and pinning of dislocations in the grain region, which restrains its deformation. These two mechanisms arise from the irradiation effects on GBs and grains, and these mechanisms compete in nanocrystalline SiC during irradiation. The irradiation effects on GBs dominate at low irradiation doses, and the effects on grains dominate at high doses; the result of these combined effects is a peak ductility of 0.09 dpa in nanocrystalline SiC.

Jin Enze; Niu Lisha; Lin Enqiang; Song Xiaoxiong [AML, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

120

Mechanical Properties  

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"Basic Research Needs for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems" (Executive Summary) ..... "Theory and Application of Ultrasonic Microstructural Characterization"...

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Mechanical Properties  

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...tensile specimens were irradiated in the HFIR (Ref 13). The results were compared with results for undoped steels

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Text for Mechanical and bulk properties in support of ESF design issues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An intensive laboratory investigation is being performed to determine the mechanical properties of tuffs for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP). Most recently, experiments are being performed on tuff samples from a series of drill holes along the proposed alignment of the Exploratory Study Facilities (ESF) north ramp. Unconfined compression and indirect tension experiments are being performed and the results are being analyzed with the help of bulk property information. The results on samples from five of the drill holes are presented here. In general, the properties vary widely, but are highly dependent on the sample porosity.

Price, R.H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Martin, R.J.; Boyd, P.J.; Noel, J.S. [New England Research, Inc., White River Junction, VT (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-Situ Mechanical Property Evaluation of Dielectric Ceramics in Multilayer Capacitors  

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The Young's modulus, hardness, and fracture toughness of barium titanate dielectric ceramics in three commercially available multilayer capacitors (MLCs) were measured in-situ using indentation and a mechanical properties microprobe. The three MLCs were equivalent in size (0805), capacitance (0.1 uF) and dielectric type (X7R). The Young's modulus and hardness of the dielectric ceramics in the three MLCs were similar, while there were statistically significant differences in their fracture toughnesses. The results provide insight into the assessment of MLC mechanical reliability, and show that equivalent electrical MLC rating is not necessarily a guarantee that the dielectric ceramics in them will exhibit equivalent mechanical performance.

Wereszczak, A.A.; Riester, L.; Breder, K.

2000-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

124

Effects of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Properties of a Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composite  

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Effects of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Properties of a Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composite Eric A-term durability of this class of composite are discussed. I. Introduction THE power generation industry has been-fiber-reinforced ceramic composites (CFCCs). Among the various ceramic com- posites that have been developed to date

Zok, Frank

125

Mechanical properties of silicon carbide. (Latest citations from Engineered Materials abstracts). NewSearch  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning the mechanical characteristics and properties of silicon carbides. Citations discuss bend strength, crack propagation, creep rupture strength, ductile brittle fracture, fatigue strength, elastic modulus, shear strength, and tensile strength. Structure and chemistry of fiber/matrix interfaces for silicon carbide fiber reinforced materials are included. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

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1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Crystallization and Solidification Properties of LipidsChapter 13 Elasticity of Fractal Aggregate Networks: Mechanical Arguments  

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Crystallization and Solidification Properties of Lipids Chapter 13 Elasticity of Fractal Aggregate Networks: Mechanical Arguments Health Nutrition Biochemistry eChapters Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry 9128CE4F42D8A3EC45910D75EC2F0F83

127

Influence of different processing techniques on the mechanical properties of used tires in embankment construction  

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Use of the processed used tires in embankment construction is becoming an accepted way of beneficially recycling scrap tires due to shortages of natural mineral resources and increasing waste disposal costs. Using these used tires in construction requires an awareness of the properties and the limitations associated with their use. The main objective of this paper is to assess the different processing techniques on the mechanical properties of used tires-sand mixtures to improve the engineering properties of the available soil. In the first part, a literature study on the mechanical properties of the processed used tires such as tire shreds, tire chips, tire buffings and their mixtures with sand are summarized. In the second part, large-scale direct shear tests are performed to evaluate shear strength of tire crumb-sand mixtures where information is not readily available in the literature. The test results with tire crumb were compared with the other processed used tire-sand mixtures. Sand-used tire mixtures have higher shear strength than that of the sand alone and the shear strength parameters depend on the processing conditions of used tires. Three factors are found to significantly affect the mechanical properties: normal stress, processing techniques, and the used tire content.

Edincliler, Ayse, E-mail: aedinc@boun.edu.t [Department of Earthquake Engineering, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Bogazici University, Cengelkoy, 34684 Istanbul (Turkey); Baykal, Goekhan; Saygili, Altug [Civil Engineering Department, Bogazici University, 34342 Istanbul (Turkey)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

128

Mechanical Properties of Sodium and Potassium Activated Metakaolin-Based Geopolymers  

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Geopolymers (GPs) are a new class of inorganic polymers that have been considered as good candidate materials for many applications, including fire resistant and refractory panels, adhesives, and coatings, waste encapsulation material, etc. The aim of this study is to establish relationship between structural and mechanical properties of geopolymers with different chemical compositions. The metakaolin-based geopolymers were prepared by mechanically mixing metakaolin and alkaline silicate aqueous solutions to obtain samples with SiO2/Al2O3 molar ratio that ranges from 2.5 to 5, and Na/Al or K/Al atomic ratios equal to 1. Geopolymer samples were cured in a laboratory oven at 80C and ambient pressure for different times in the sealed containers. Structural characterization of the samples with different chemical compositions was carried out using X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic-Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS). The mechanical characterization included Micro-indentation, Vickers indentation and fracture toughness measurement, as well as compressive testing. It was found that structure and mechanical properties of GPs depend on their chemical composition. The Na-GPs with ratio 3 have a highest compressive strength and Youngs modulus of 39 MPa and 7.9 GPa, respectively. The results of mechanical testing are discussed in more detail in this thesis and linked to structural properties of processed geopolymers.

Kim, Hyunsoo

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

The effect of neutron irradiation on the mechanical properties of C/SiC composites  

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The effects of neutron irradiation to 3.5 and 9.5 dpa at 730 C on a 2D plain woven carbon fiber reinforced polymer derived SiC matrix composite are presented. For both fluences, the irradiation caused in-plane contraction and trans-plane expansion. Irradiation also caused substantial reduction in composite flexural strength (54%) and increase in flexural tangent modulus (+85%). The extents of dimensional/ mechanical property changes were greater for the higher fluence irradiated samples. Those changes suggest the instability of the polymer derived SiC matrix following irradiation. The nature of the mechanical property changes suggest increased clamping stress between the fiber and the matrix. The composite property changes are explained in terms of irradiation effects on composite constituents and are compared with carbon fiber reinforced carbon matrix composite as a reference material.

Shih, Chunghao [ORNL; Katoh, Yutai [ORNL; Snead, Lance Lewis [ORNL; Steinbeck, John [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF STAINLESS STEEL-UO$sub 2$ DISPERSION FUEL ELEMENTS  

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Mechanical properties of stainless steel-- UO/sub 2/ dispersion fuel elements were determined on specimens fabricated (a) by the cold-binder extrusion and hot swaging technique, (b) by the single hot-coextrusion method, and (c) by the hotcoextrusion method followed by a second hot-extrusion, hot-rolling, swaging, or drawing. Tensile test results show that cold-binder material has very good tensile properties with the exception of ductility. Bend tests show thai coarse oxide material has better ductility than the fine oxide both before and after irradiation. Although the fuel element material is low in ductility, test results indicate that completed fuel elements composed of a dispersion of UO/ sub 2/ clad in stainless steel have fair mechanical properties for reactor use even after high burnups. (auth)

Valovage, W.D.; Siergiej, R.A.

1959-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

A simple method to characterize the electrical and mechanical properties of micro-fibers  

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A procedure to characterize the electrical and mechanical properties of micro-fibers is presented here. As the required equipment can be found in many teaching laboratories, it can be carried out by physics and mechanical/electrical engineering students. The electrical resistivity, mass density and Young's modulus of carbon micro-fibers have been determined using this procedure, obtaining values in very good agreement with the reference values. The Young's modulus has been obtained by measuring the resonance frequency of carbon fiber based cantilevers. In this way, one can avoid common approaches based on tensile or bending tests which are difficult to implement for microscale materials. Despite the simplicity of the experiments proposed here, they can be used to trigger in the students interest on the electrical and mechanical properties of microscale materials.

Castellanos-Gomez, Andres

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Microstructure and mechanical properties of 7075 aluminum alloy nanostructured composites processed by mechanical milling and indirect hot extrusion  

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Nanostructured composites of 7075 aluminum alloy and carbon coated silver nanoparticles were produced by mechanical milling and indirect hot extrusion. The milling products were obtained in a high energy SPEX ball mill, and then were compacted by uniaxial load and pressure-less sintered under argon atmosphere. Finally, the sintered product was hot extruded. Carbon coated silver nanoparticles were well distributed in the matrix of the extruded material. Tensile tests were carried out to corroborate the hypothesis that second phase particles, well dispersed in the matrix, improve the strength of the material. High resolution transmission electron microscopy was employed to locate and make sure that the silver nanoparticles were homogeneously and finely dispersed. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 7075 Al nanostructured composites can be produced by mechanical milling. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Carbon coated silver nanoparticles are well dispersed into aluminum matrix. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ductile Ag-C NP's improve the mechanical properties of the 7075 Al-alloy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ag-C NP's content has an important effect in the particle and crystallite size. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ag-C NP's keep their morphology after milling and conformation processes.

Flores-Campos, R., E-mail: ruben.flores@itesm.mx [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnologia, Miguel de Cervantes No. 120, CP 31109, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico (Mexico); Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Saltillo, Departamento de Ingenieria, Prol. Juan de la Barrera No. 1241 Ote., Col. Cumbres, CP 25270, Saltillo, Coah., Mexico (Mexico); Estrada-Guel, I., E-mail: ivanovich.estrada@cimav.edu.mx [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnologia, Miguel de Cervantes No. 120, CP 31109, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico (Mexico); Miki-Yoshida, M., E-mail: mario.miki@cimav.edu.mx [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnologia, Miguel de Cervantes No. 120, CP 31109, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico (Mexico); Martinez-Sanchez, R., E-mail: roberto.martinez@cimav.edu.mx [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnologia, Miguel de Cervantes No. 120, CP 31109, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico (Mexico); Herrera-Ramirez, J.M., E-mail: martin.herrera@cimav.edu.mx [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnologia, Miguel de Cervantes No. 120, CP 31109, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico (Mexico)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

133

Investigation of moisture effects on interfacial properties of an epoxy matrix composite by dynamic mechanical analysis  

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The interfacial properties of polymer matrix composites are critical to the retention of the mechanical properties of the composites in a wet environment. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of moisture on the interfacial properties of glass bead-epoxy composites by measuring mechanical properties obtained through dynamic mechanical testing. The viscoelastic material properties of glass bead-composites, including glassy and rubbery moduli and the loss tangent (tanb) were measured. In order to characterize the relationship between dynamic mechanical properties and interfacial structure, composites with different interfacial structures were tested and the results were compared. The different interfacial structures are created by treating or not treating the glass beads with a silane coupling agent before the production of the composites. The plain epoxy matrix was also tested. The sorption behavior of the specimens was monitored by recording the percent weight gain of the water uptake periodically. In general, the measured properties reflect the effect of moisture on the properties of matrix, composites, and interphase. For the plain matrix, moisture reduces Tg, by about 15,,C, and reduces tans at Tg. These are all characteristic of plasticization of the matrix. The effects of water on composites strongly depend on the interfacial structure of the composites. The interphase with silane coupling agent provides better interfacial adhesion, thus improving stress transfer between matrix and reinforcement. The silane also reduces the mobility of the epoxy network near the glass surface. This hypothesis was supported by the greater E', higher Ea. and smaller tans at Tg for silane-treated composite compared to corresponding properties for the untreated composite. Water seems to weaken the interfacial strength of composites since water reduces the rubbery modulus of the composites but not of the plain matrix. Water reduces the interfacial bond strength less for silane-treated composites than for untreated composites. In addition, composites with poorer interfacial bond strength showed larger "additional" tan8 peaks next to the (X-transition. If we assume that poor interfacial bond strength leads to more interfacial cracks or voids, then the tans spectrum may be useful for characterizing the extent of cracking.

Wang, Jo-Yu

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Database of Mechanical and Hydrological Properties of WIPP Anhydrite Derived from Laboratory-Scale Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for the purpose of demonstrating safe management, storage, and disposal of radioactive transuranic (TRU) waste generated by U.S. defense programs. The WIPP is located in southeastern New Mexico, and the underground facilities of the WIPP (i.e., experimental rooms, disposal rooms, etc.) are sited in the bedded salt of the Salado Formation at a depth of about 660 meters. The DOE has authorized the continuance of scientific research and engineering analysis related to the performance of the WIPP repository. One area of additional research relates to characterization of the mechanical and hydrological properties of anhydrite interbeds within the Salado Formation. These anhydrite interbeds have been penetrated by the shafts that provide access to the underground facilities and also lie in close proximity to the proposed radioactive waste disposal rooms at the repository horizon. Properties of particular interest are mechanical strength, deforrnational behavior, and fluid transport properties such as permeability. These properties will be used in calculationskmalyses of the mechanical and hydrological behavior of the anhydrite, in particular, and the shaft sealing system and disposal rooms, in general.

Hansen, F.D.; Pfeifle, T.W.

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Two-phase chromium-niobium alloys exhibiting improved mechanical properties at high temperatures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The specification discloses chromium-niobium alloys which exhibit improved mechanical properties at high temperatures in the range of 1250.degree. C. and improved room temperature ductility. The alloys contain a Cr.sub.2 Nb-rich intermetallic phase and a Cr-rich phase with an overall niobium concentration in the range of from about 5 to about 18 at. %. The high temperature strength is substantially greater than that of state of the art nickel-based superalloys for enhanced high temperature service. Further improvements in the properties of the compositions are obtained by alloying with rhenium and aluminum; and additional rare-earth and other elements.

Liu, Chain T. (Oak Ridge, TN); Takeyama, Masao (Tokyo, JP)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-phase chromium-niobium alloys exhibiting improved mechanical properties at high temperatures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The specification discloses chromium-niobium alloys which exhibit improved mechanical properties at high temperatures in the range of 1250 C and improved room temperature ductility. The alloys contain a Cr[sub 2]Nb-rich intermetallic phase and a Cr-rich phase with an overall niobium concentration in the range of from about 5 to about 18 at. %. The high temperature strength is substantially greater than that of state of the art nickel-based superalloys for enhanced high temperature service. Further improvements in the properties of the compositions are obtained by alloying with rhenium and aluminum; and additional rare-earth and other elements. 14 figures.

Liu, C.T.; Takeyama, Masao.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Effect of magnetic field on the mechanical properties of magnetostrictive iron-gallium nanowires  

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This study experimentally investigates the elastic properties of individual iron-gallium nanowires with and without an applied magnetic bias field. The experiments were conducted with a custom manipulator stage designed for use within a scanning electron microscope, where nanowires were mechanically tested both statically and dynamically. Experiments were also performed in the presence of a 20 Oe dc magnetic field in order to identify any variation in wire properties. The results suggest that iron-gallium nanowires possess an elastic modulus very similar to the macroscale value, tensile strengths of more than double the bulk material, and minor magnetic field induced stiffening at low stresses.

Downey, Patrick R.; Flatau, Alison B. [Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 3181 Martin Hall, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); McGary, Patrick D.; Stadler, Bethanie J. H. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, 200 Union St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States)

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Method for improving the mechanical properties of uranium-1 to 3 wt % zirconium alloy  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A uranium-1 to 3 wt % zirconium alloy characterized by high strength, high ductility and stable microstructure is fabricated by an improved thermal mechanical process. A homogenous ingot of the alloy which has been reduced in thickness of at least 50% in the two-step forging operation, rolled into a plate with a 75% reduction and then heated in vacuum at a temperature of about 750 to 850/sup 0/C and then quenched in water, is subjected to further thermal-mechanical operation steps to increase the compressive yield strength approximately 30%, stabilize the microstructure, and decrease the variations in mechanical properties throughout the plate is provided. These thermal-mechanical steps are achieved by cold rolling the quenchd plate to reduce the thickness thereof about 8 to 12%, aging the cold rolled plate at a first temperature of about 325 to 375/sup 0/C for five to six hours and then aging the plate at a higher temperature ranging from 480 to 500/sup 0/C for five to six hours prior to cooling the billet to ambient conditions and sizing the billet or plate into articles provides the desired increase in mechanical properties and phase stability throughout the plate.

Anderson, R.C.

1983-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

139

Steam Turbine Rotor Life Assessment and Extension: Evaluation of Retired Rotors: Volume 2: Mechanical Properties of Service-Exposed Rotors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Informed run/retire decisions on high and intermediate pressure (HP/IP) rotors require mechanical property data on service-exposed material. This report presents a comprehensive set of mechanical property data, including creep and creep-fatigue crack growth, on a 1950 vintage CrMoV HP/IP rotor retired after more than 160,000 hours of service.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Characterization of PEO-based composite cathodes. I. Morphological, thermal, mechanical and electrical properties  

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This report describes the fabrication and characterization of polymer-based composite cathode membranes intended for use in polymer-electrolyte batteries operating at moderate temperatures (60--100 C). The present work is focused on the determination of morphological, thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties of PEO-based composite cathodes. The work was developed within the Advanced Lithium Polymer Electrolyte project (ALPE), an Italian integrated project devoted to the realization of lithium polymer batteries for electric vehicle applications.

Appetecchi, G.B.; Carewska, M.; Alessandrini, F.; Prosini, P.P.; Passerini, S.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Method and apparatus for determination of mechanical properties of functionally-graded materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Techniques for the determination of mechanical properties of homogenous or functionally-graded materials from indentation testing are presented. The technique is applicable to indentation on the nano-scale through the macro-scale including the geological scale. The technique involves creating a predictive load/depth relationship for a sample, providing an experimental load/depth relationship, comparing the experimental data to the predictive data, and determining a physical characteristic from the comparison.

Giannakopoulos, Antonios E. (Somerville, MA); Suresh, Subra (Wellesley, MA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of silicon carbide. (Latest citations from Engineered Materials abstracts). Published Search  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations concerning the mechanical characteristics and properties of silicon carbides. Citations discuss bend strength, crack propagation, creep rupture strength, ductile brittle fracture, fatigue strength, elastic modulus, shear strength, and tensile strength. Structure and chemistry of fiber/matrix interfaces for silicon carbide fiber reinforced materials are included. Sintering of silicon carbide and silicon carbide whisker reinforced composites are covered in separate bibliographies. (Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

NONE

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

The Mechanical Properties of Alumina Films Formed by Plasma Deposition and by Ion Irradiation of Sapphire  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper examines the correlation between mechanical properties and the density, phase, and hydrogen content of deposited alumina layers, and compares them to those of sapphire and amorphous alumina synthesized through ion-beam irradiation of sapphire. Alumina films were deposited using electron beam evaporation of aluminum and co-bombardment with O{sub 2}{sup +} ions (30-230 eV) from an electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma. The H content and phase were controlled by varying the deposition temperature and the ion energy. Sapphire was amorphized at 84 K by irradiation with Al and O ions (in stoichiometric ratio) to a defect level of 4 dpa in order to form an amorphous layer 370 nm thick. Nanoindentation was performed to determine the elastic modulus, yield strength and hardness of all materials. Sapphire and amorphized sapphire have a higher density and exhibit superior mechanical properties in comparison to the deposited alumina films. Density was determined to be the primary factor affecting the mechanical properties, which showed only a weak correlation to the hydrogen content.

Barbour, J.C.; Follstaedt, D.M.; Knapp, J.A.; Linam, D.L.; Mayer, T.M.; Minor, K.G.

1999-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlating laboratory observations of fracture mechanical properties to hydraulically-induced microseismicity in geothermal reservoirs.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To date, microseismicity has provided an invaluable tool for delineating the fracture network produced by hydraulic stimulation of geothermal reservoirs. While the locations of microseismic events are of fundamental importance, there is a wealth of information that can be gleaned from the induced seismicity (e.g. fault plane solutions, seismic moment tensors, source characteristics). Closer scrutiny of the spatial and temporal evolution of seismic moment tensors can shed light on systematic characteristics of fractures in the geothermal reservoir. When related to observations from laboratory experiments, these systematic trends can be interpreted in terms of mechanical processes that most likely operate in the fracture network. This paper reports on mechanical properties that can be inferred from observations of microseismicity in geothermal systems. These properties lead to interpretations about fracture initiation, seismicity induced after hydraulic shut-in, spatial evolution of linked fractures, and temporal evolution of fracture strength. The correlations highlight the fact that a combination of temperature, stressing rate, time, and fluid-rock interactions can alter the mechanical and fluid transport properties of fractures in geothermal systems.

Stephen L. Karner, Ph.D

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Dell Latitude 5000 Series Outstanding reliability and security in the world's most manageable  

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solid state hybrid drives or performance solid state drive options for large, reliable storage capacity from a single source, the Latitude 5000 Series offer outstanding security. Protect data on any device out of the box with factory installation and simplify compliance with preset compliance templates

Sanderson, Yasmine

146

LITERATURE SURVEY OF GASEOUS HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON AND LOW ALLOY STEELS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Literature survey has been performed for a compendium of mechanical properties of carbon and low alloy steels following hydrogen exposure. The property sets include yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, uniform elongation, reduction of area, threshold stress intensity factor, fracture toughness, and fatigue crack growth. These properties are drawn from literature sources under a variety of test methods and conditions. However, the collection of literature data is by no means complete, but the diversity of data and dependency of results in test method is sufficient to warrant a design and implementation of a thorough test program. The program would be needed to enable a defensible demonstration of structural integrity of a pressurized hydrogen system. It is essential that the environmental variables be well-defined (e.g., the applicable hydrogen gas pressure range and the test strain rate) and the specimen preparation be realistically consistent (such as the techniques to charge hydrogen and to maintain the hydrogen concentration in the specimens).

Lam, P; Andrew Duncan, A; Robert Sindelar, R; Thad Adams, T

2009-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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LITERATURE SURVEY OF GASEOUS HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON AND LOW ALLOY STEELS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Literature survey has been performed for a compendium of mechanical properties of carbon and low alloy steels following hydrogen exposure. The property sets include yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, uniform elongation, reduction of area, threshold stress intensity factor, fracture toughness, and fatigue crack growth. These properties are drawn from literature sources under a variety of test methods and conditions. However, the collection of literature data is by no means complete, but the diversity of data and dependency of results in test method is sufficient to warrant a design and implementation of a thorough test program. The program would be needed to enable a defensible demonstration of structural integrity of a pressurized hydrogen system. It is essential that the environmental variables be well-defined (e.g., the applicable hydrogen gas pressure range and the test strain rate) and the specimen preparation be realistically consistent (such as the techniques to charge hydrogen and to maintain the hydrogen concentration in the specimens).

Lam, P; Robert Sindelar, R; Thad Adams, T

2007-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Atlanta's Kent Igleheart Brings Home 2001 Outstanding Coordinator Award: Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Information Series Fact Sheet  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fact sheet includes an overview of the accomplishments of Atlanta's Clean Cities coordinator Kent Igleheart, who received the 2001 Outstanding Coordinator Award.

LaRocque, T.

2001-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTY PERFORMANCE OF COMMERCIAL GRADE API PIPELINE STEELS IN HIGH PRESSURE GASEOUS HYDROGEN  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The continued growth of the world s developing countries has placed an ever increasing demand on traditional fossil fuel energy sources. This development has lead to increasing research and development of alternative energy sources. Hydrogen gas is one of the potential alternative energy sources under development. Currently the most economical method of transporting large quantities of hydrogen gas is through steel pipelines. It is well known that hydrogen embrittlement has the potential to degrade steel s mechanical properties when hydrogen migrates into the steel matrix. Consequently, the current pipeline infrastructure used in hydrogen transport is typically operated in a conservative fashion. This operational practice is not conducive to economical movement of significant volumes of hydrogen gas as an alternative to fossil fuels. The degradation of the mechanical properties of steels in hydrogen service is known to depend on the microstructure of the steel. Understanding the levels of mechanical property degradation of a given microstructure when exposed to hydrogen gas under pressure can be used to evaluate the suitability of the existing pipeline infrastructure for hydrogen service and guide alloy and microstructure design for new hydrogen pipeline infrastructure. To this end, the 2 Copyright 2010 by ASME microstructures of relevant steels and their mechanical properties in relevant gaseous hydrogen environments must be fully characterized to establish suitability for transporting hydrogen. A project to evaluate four commercially available pipeline steels alloy/microstructure performance in the presences of gaseous hydrogen has been funded by the US Department of Energy along with the private sector. The microstructures of four pipeline steels were characterized and then tensile testing was conducted in gaseous hydrogen and helium at pressures of 800, 1600 and 3000 psi. Based on measurements of reduction of area, two of the four steels that performed the best across the pressure range were selected for evaluation of fracture and fatigue performance in gaseous hydrogen at 800 and 3000 psi. This paper will describe the work performed on four commercially available pipeline steels in the presence of gaseous hydrogen at pressures relevant for transport in pipelines. Microstructures and mechanical property performances will be compared. In addition, recommendations for future work related to gaining a better understanding of steel pipeline performance in hydrogen service will be discussed.

Stalheim, Mr. Douglas [DGS Metallurgical Solutions Inc; Boggess, Todd [Secat; San Marchi, Chris [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Jansto, Steven [Reference Metals Company; Somerday, Dr. B [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Muralidharan, Govindarajan [ORNL; Sofronis, Prof. Petros [University of Illinois

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welding and mechanical properties of cast FAPY (Fe-16 at. % Al-based) alloy slabs  

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This report deals with the welding procedure development and weldment properties of an Fe-16 at. % Al alloy known as FAPY. The welding procedure development was carried out on 12-, 25-, and 51-mm (0.5-, 1-, and 2-in.) -thick plates of the alloy in the as-cast condition. The welds were prepared by using the gas tungsten arc process and filler wire of composition matching the base-metal composition. The preheat temperatures varied from room temperature to 350{degrees}C, and the postweld heat treatment (PWHT) was limited only for 1 h at 750{degrees}C. The welds were characterized by microstructural. analysis and microhardness data. The weldment specimens were machined for Charpy-impact, tensile, and creep properties. The tensile and creep properties of the weldment specimens were essentially the same as that of the base metal. The Charpy-impact properties of the weldment specimens improved with the PWHT and were somewhat lower than previously developed data on the wrought material. Additional work is required on welding of thicker sections, development of PWHT temperatures as a function of section thickness, and mechanical properties.

Sikka, V.K.; Goodwin, G.M.; Alexander, D.J.; Howell, C.R.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature-dependent mechanical property testing of nitrate thermal storage salts.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Three salt compositions for potential use in trough-based solar collectors were tested to determine their mechanical properties as a function of temperature. The mechanical properties determined were unconfined compressive strength, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, and indirect tensile strength. Seventeen uniaxial compression and indirect tension tests were completed. It was found that as test temperature increases, unconfined compressive strength and Young's modulus decreased for all salt types. Empirical relationships were developed quantifying the aforementioned behaviors. Poisson's ratio tends to increase with increasing temperature except for one salt type where there is no obvious trend. The variability in measured indirect tensile strength is large, but not atypical for this index test. The average tensile strength for all salt types tested is substantially higher than the upper range of tensile strengths for naturally occurring rock salts. Interest in raising the operating temperature of concentrating solar technologies and the incorporation of thermal storage has motivated studies on the implementation of molten salt as the system working fluid. Recently, salt has been considered for use in trough-based solar collectors and has been shown to offer a reduction in levelized cost of energy as well as increasing availability (Kearney et al., 2003). Concerns regarding the use of molten salt are often related to issues with salt solidification and recovery from freeze events. Differences among salts used for convective heat transfer and storage are typically designated by a comparison of thermal properties. However, the potential for a freeze event necessitates an understanding of salt mechanical properties in order to characterize and mitigate possible detrimental effects. This includes stress imparted by the expanding salt. Samples of solar salt, HITEC salt (Coastal Chemical Co.), and a low melting point quaternary salt were cast for characterization tests to determine unconfined compressive strength, indirect tensile strength, coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), Young's modulus, and Poisson's ratio. Experiments were conducted at multiple temperatures below the melting point to determine temperature dependence.

Everett, Randy L.; Iverson, Brian D.; Broome, Scott Thomas; Siegel, Nathan Phillip; Bronowski, David R.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of thermally aged cast stainless steels from Shippingport reactor components  

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Thermal embrittlement of static-cast CF-8 stainless steel components from the decommissioned Shippingport reactor has been characterized. Cast stainless steel materials were obtained from four cold-leg check valves, three hot-leg main shutoff valves, and two pump volutes. The actual time-at-temperature for the materials was {approximately}13 y at {approximately}281 C (538 F) for the hot-leg components and {approximately}264 C (507 F) for the cold-leg components. Baseline mechanical properties for as-cast material were determined from tests on either recovery-annealed material, i.e., annealed for 1 h at 550 C and then water quenched, or material from the cooler region of the component. The Shippingport materials show modest decreases in fracture toughness and Charpy-impact properties and a small increase in tensile strength because of relatively low service temperatures and ferrite content of the steel. The procedure and correlations developed at Argonne National Laboratory for estimating mechanical properties of cast stainless steels predict accurate or slightly lower values for Charpy-impact energy, tensile flow stress, fracture toughness J-R curve, and J{sub IC} of the materials. The kinetics of thermal embrittlement and degree of embrittlement at saturation, i.e., the minimum impact energy achieved after long-term aging, were established from materials that were aged further in the laboratory. The results were consistent with the estimates. The correlations successfully predicted the mechanical properties of the Ringhals 2 reactor hot and crossover-leg elbows (CF-8M steel) after service of {approximately} 15 y and the KRB reactor pump cover plate (CF-8) after {approximately} 8 y of service.

Chopra, O.K.; Shack, W.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

DNA folding: structural and mechanical properties of the two-angle model for chromatin  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a theoretical analysis of the structural and mechanical properties of the 30-nm chromatin fiber. Our study is based on the two-angle model introduced by Woodcock et al. (Woodcock, C. L., S. A. Grigoryev, R. A. Horowitz, and N. Whitaker. 1993. PNAS 90:9021-9025) that describes the chromatin fiber geometry in terms of the entry-exit angle of the nucleosomal DNA and the rotational setting of the neighboring nucleosomes with respect to each other. We explore analytically the different structures that arise from this building principle, and demonstrate that the geometry with the highest density is close to the one found in native chromatin fibers under physiological conditions. On the basis of this model we calculate mechanical properties of the fiber under stretching. We obtain expressions for the stress-strain characteristics which show good agreement with the results of recent stretching experiments (Cui, Y., and C. Bustamante. 2000. PNAS 97:127-132) and computer simulations (Katritch, V., C. Bustamante, and W. K. Olson. 2000. J. Mol. Biol. 295:29-40), and which provide simple physical insights into correlations between the structural and elastic properties of chromatin.

H. Schiessel; W. M. Gelbart; R. Bruinsma

2001-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

154

Metallurgical and mechanical properties of thorium-doped Ir-0. 3% W alloys  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Metallurgical and mechanical properties of Ir-0.3% W alloys have been studied as a function of thorium concentration in the range 0 to 1000 ppM by weight. The solubility limit of thorium in Ir-0.3% W is below 30 ppM. Above this limit, the excess thorium reacts with iridium to form second-phase particles. Thorium additions raise the recrystallization temperature and effectively retard grain growth at high temperatures. Tensile tests at 650/sup 0/C show that the alloy without thorium additions (undoped alloy) fractured by grainboundary (GB) separation, while the alloys doped with less than 500 ppM thorium failed mainly by transgranular fracture at 650/sup 0/C. Intergranular fracture in the doped alloys is suppressed by GB segregation of thorium, which improves the mechanical properties of the boundary. The impact properties of the alloys were correlated with test temperature, grain size, and heat treatment. The impact ductility increases with test temperature and decreases with grain size. For a given grain size, particularly in the fine-grain size range, the thorium-doped alloys are much more ductile and resistant to GB fracture. All of these results can be correlated on the basis of stress concentration on GBs by using a dislocation pileup model.

Liu, C.T.; Inouye, H.; Schaffhauser, A.C.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural features and mechanical properties of a cobalt-based laser coating  

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Electron microscopy, mechanical hardness measurements and pin-on-disc wear experiments were carried out on a laser-coated cobalt based Stellite alloy. It was found that with optimum laser parameters a poreless coating with a hardness of 11.3 GPa can be attained. The mechanical properties of the coating are explained from a rather detailed investigation of the microstructural features by transmission electron microscopy. The analysis indicates that solid solution hardening by tungsten and chromium, dislocation-dislocation interactions, impenetrable particle hardening due to the metal-carbides and due to the Co{sub 3}W precipitates are responsible for its high hardness. In accordance with theoretical predictions, cutting of the DO{sub 19} ordered Co{sub 3}W precipitates--which creates planar faults like anti-phase boundaries of super lattice intrinsic stacking faults--was not observed. All these microstructural features contribute in their own way to the mechanical properties, on the basis of which the hardness could be explained rather well.

Otterloo, J.L. de mol van; Hosson, J.T.M. de [Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Effect of oxidation on the Mechanical Properties of Liquid Gallium and Eutectic Gallium-Indium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Liquid metals exhibit remarkable mechanical properties, in particular large surface tension and low viscosity. However, these properties are greatly affected by oxidation when exposed to air. We measure the viscosity, surface tension, and contact angle of gallium (Ga) and a eutectic gallium-indium alloy (eGaIn) while controlling such oxidation by surrounding the metal with an acid bath of variable concentration. Rheometry measurements reveal a yield stress directly attributable to an oxide skin that obscures the intrinsic behavior of the liquid metals. We demonstrate how the intrinsic viscosity can be obtained with precision through a scaling technique that collapses low- and high-Reynolds number data. Measuring surface tension with a pendant drop method, we show that the oxide skin generates a surface stress that mimics surface tension and develop a simple model to relate this to the yield stress obtained from rheometry. We find that yield stress, surface tension, and contact angle all transition from solid-...

Xu, Qin; Guo, Qiti; Jaeger, Heinrich; Brown, Eric

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical and mechanical performance properties for various final waste forms -- PSPI scoping study  

SciTech Connect

The US DOE is obtaining data on the performance properties of the various final waste forms that may be chosen as primary treatment products for the alpha-contaminated low-level and transuranic waste at the INEL`s Transuranic Storage Area. This report collects and compares selected properties that are key indicators of mechanical and chemical durability for Portland cement concrete, concrete formed under elevated temperature and pressure, sulfur polymer cement, borosilicate glass, and various forms of alumino-silicate glass, including in situ vitrification glass and various compositions of iron-enriched basalt (IEB) and iron-enriched basalt IV (IEB4). Compressive strength and impact resistance properties were used as performance indicators in comparative evaluation of the mechanical durability of each waste form, while various leachability data were used in comparative evaluation of each waste form`s chemical durability. The vitrified waste forms were generally more durable than the non-vitrified waste forms, with the iron-enriched alumino-silicate glasses and glass/ceramics exhibiting the most favorable chemical and mechanical durabilities. It appears that the addition of zirconia and titania to IEB (forming IEB4) increases the leach resistance of the lanthanides. The large compositional ranges for IEB and IEB4 more easily accommodate the compositions of the waste stored at the INEL than does the composition of borosilicate glass. It appears, however, that the large potential variation in IEB and IEB4 compositions resulting from differing waste feed compositions can impact waste form durability. Further work is needed to determine the range of waste stream feed compositions and rates of waste form cooling that will result in acceptable and optimized IEB or IEB4 waste form performance. 43 refs.

Farnsworth, R.K.; Larsen, E.D.; Sears, J.W.; Eddy, T.L.; Anderson, G.L.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Status of Initial Assessment of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Graphite Grades for NGNP Appkications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current candidate graphite grades for the core structures of NGNP include grades NBG-17, NBG-18, PCEA and IG-430. Both NBG-17 and NBG-18 are manufactured using pitch coke, and are vibrationally molded. These medium grain products are produced by SGL Carbon SAS (France). Tayo Tanso (Japan) produces IG-430 which is a petroleum coke, isostatically molded, nuclear grade graphite. And PCEA is a medium grain, extruded graphite produced by UCAR Carbon Co. (USA) from petroleum coke. An experimental program has been initiated to develop physical and mechanical properties data for these current candidate graphites. The results will be judged against the requirements for nuclear grade graphites set forth in ASTM standard D 7219-05 "Standard Specification for Isotropic and Near-isotropic Nuclear Graphites". Physical properties data including thermal conductivity and coefficient of thermal expansion, and mechanical properties data including tensile, compressive and flexural strengths will be obtained using the established test methods covered in D-7219 and ASTM C 781-02 "Standard Practice for Testing Graphite and Boronated Graphite Components for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactors". Various factors known to effect the properties of graphites will be investigated. These include specimen size, spatial location within a graphite billet, specimen orientation (ag and wg) within a billet, and billet-to-billet variations. The current status of the materials characterization program is reported herein. To date billets of the four graphite grades have been procured, and detailed cut up plans for obtaining the various specimens have been prepared. Particular attention has been given to the traceability of each specimen to its spatial location and orientation within a billet.

Strizak, Joe P [ORNL; Burchell, Timothy D [ORNL; Windes, Will [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Nominees Among Outstanding Early-Career Scientists Honored by President  

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» DOE Nominees » DOE Nominees Among Outstanding Early-Career Scientists Honored by President Obama News Featured Articles Science Headlines 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Presentations & Testimony News Archives Contact Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5430 12.23.13 DOE Nominees Among Outstanding Early-Career Scientists Honored by President Obama The list of researchers named today by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) includes 13 nominated by the Department of Energy. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page The list of researchers named today by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

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Reactor Materials Program - Baseline Material Property Handbook - Mechanical Properties of 1950's Vintage Stainless Steel Weldment Components, Task Number 89-23-A-1  

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The Process Water System (primary coolant) piping of the nuclear production reactors constructed in the 1950''s at Savannah River Site is comprised primarily of Type 304 stainless steel with Type 308 stainless steel weld filler. A program to measure the mechanical properties of archival PWS piping and weld materials (having approximately six years of service at temperatures between 25 and 100 degrees C) has been completed. The results from the mechanical testing has been synthesized to provide a mechanical properties database for structural analyses of the SRS piping.

Stoner, K.J.

1999-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of multiple repairs in girth welds of pipelines on the mechanical properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work presents the results of multiple weld repairs in the same area in seamless API X-52 microalloyed steel pipe. Four conditions of shielded metal arc welding repairs and one as-welded specimen of the girth weld were characterized to determine changes in the microstructure, grain size in the heat affected zone, and to evaluate their effect on the mechanical properties of the weld joints. The mechanical properties by means of tension tests, Charpy-V impact resistance and Vickers hardness of the welds were analyzed. The results indicate that significant changes are not generated in the microstructural constituents of the heat affected zone. Grain growth in the heat affected zone at the specimen mid-thickness with the number of repairs was observed. Tensile strength of the weld joints meets the requirement of the API 1104 standard even after the fourth weld repair. Significant reduction in Charpy-V impact resistance with the number of weld repairs was found when the notch location was in the intersection of the fusion line with the specimen mid-thickness. A significant increase in the Vickers hardness of the heat affected zone occurred after the first repair and a gradual decrease in the Vickers hardness occurred as the number of repairs increases.

Vega, O.E.; Hallen, J.M. [Departamento de Ingenieria Metalurgica, ESIQIE-IPN, Laboratorios Pesados de Metalurgia, UPALM, Zacatenco, C.P. 07738, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Villagomez, A. [Construcciones Maritimas Mexicanas, CMM-PROTEXA, Av. Periferica s/n, Fracc. Lomas de Holche, C.P. 24120, Cd. del Carmen, Campeche (Mexico); Contreras, A. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Investigacion en Ductos, Corrosion y Materiales, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas Norte 152 Col. San Bartolo Atepehuacan, C.P. 07730, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)], E-mail: acontrer@imp.mx

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Texture on Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloy Sheets and Texture Optimization Strategy  

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It is known that the crystallographic texture affects very much the mechanical properties of sheet metals. In this paper, rolled aluminum alloy sheets are considered as target materials. Typical texture components usually observed in rolled aluminum alloy sheets are the deformation textures of Cu, Brass and S, and the recrystallization textures of Cube and Goss. First, the effects of these components on mechanical properties, such as variations of Lankford's r-value for different tensile directions and forming limit strains, are investigated using full crystal plasticity analyses. In general, the most appropriate volume fractions of the texture components for a user-defined particular requirement, e.g. the smallest possible in-plane anisotropy, or the largest possible formability for a particular strain path, are unknown. Then, a texture optimization strategy is considered, i.e. a genetic algorithm is adopted to solve texture optimization problems. We describe a genetic algorithm with real-valued genes, which is called the real-coded GA. This algorithm is used to search for optimum textures that satisfy the requirements of smallest possible in-plane anisotropy and largest possible formability in biaxial stretch, as examples, to verify the efficiency of the method.

Kuroda, Mitsutoshi [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yamagata University, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-8510 (Japan)

2005-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS  

SciTech Connect

Mechanically weak formations, such as chalks, high porosity sandstones, and marine sediments, pose significant problems for oil and gas operators. Problems such as compaction, subsidence, and loss of permeability can affect reservoir production operations. For example, the unexpected subsidence of the Ekofisk chalk in the North Sea required over one billion dollars to re-engineer production facilities to account for losses created during that compaction (Sulak 1991). Another problem in weak formations is that of shallow water flows (SWF). Deep water drilling operations sometimes encounter cases where the marine sediments, at shallow depths just below the seafloor, begin to uncontrollably flow up and around the drill pipe. SWF problems created a loss of $150 million for the Ursa development project in the U.S. Gulf Coast SWF (Furlow 1998a,b; 1999a,b). The goal of this project is to provide a database on both the rock mechanical properties and the geophysical properties of weak rocks and sediments. These could be used by oil and gas companies to detect, evaluate, and alleviate potential production and drilling problems. The results will be useful in, for example, pre-drill detection of events such as SWF's by allowing a correlation of seismic data (such as hazard surveys) to rock mechanical properties. The data sets could also be useful for 4-D monitoring of the compaction and subsidence of an existing reservoir and imaging the zones of damage. During the second quarter of the project the research team has: (1) completed acoustic sensor construction, (2) conducted reconnaissance tests to map the deformational behaviors of the various rocks, (3) developed a sample assembly for the measurement of dynamic elastic and poroelastic parameters during triaxial testing, and (4) conducted a detailed review of the scientific literature and compiled a bibliography of that review. During the first quarter of the project the research team acquired several rock types for testing including: (a) Danian chalk, (b) Cordoba Cream limestone, (c) Indiana limestone, (d) Ekofisk chalk, (e) Oil Creek sandstone, (f) unconsolidated Oil Creek sand, and (g) unconsolidated Brazos river sand. During the second quarter experiments were begun on these rock types. A series of reconnaissance experiments have been carried out on all but the Ekofisk (for which there is a preliminary data set already inhouse). A series of triaxial tests have been conducted on the Danian chalk, the Cordoba Cream limestone, the Indiana limestone, and sand samples to make a preliminary determination of the deformational mechanisms present in these samples.

Thurman E. Scott, Jr., Ph.D.; Younane Abousleiman, Ph.D.; Musharraf Zaman, Ph.D., P.E.

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GASEOUS HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON AND LOW ALLOY STEELS (U)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report is a compendium of sets of mechanical properties of carbon and low alloy steels following the short-term effects of hydrogen exposure. The property sets include the following: Yield Strength; Ultimate Tensile Strength; Uniform Elongation; Reduction of Area; Threshold Cracking, K{sub H} or K{sub th}; Fracture Toughness (K{sub IC}, J{sub IC}, and/or J-R Curve); and Fatigue Crack Growth (da/dN). These properties are drawn from literature sources under a variety of test methods and conditions. However, the collection of literature data is by no means complete, but the diversity of data and dependency of results in test method is sufficient to warrant a design and implementation of a thorough test program. The program would be needed to enable a defensible demonstration of structural integrity of a pressurized hydrogen system. It is essential that the environmental variables be well-defined (e.g., the applicable hydrogen gas pressure range and the test strain rate) and the specimen preparation be realistically consistent (such as the techniques to charge hydrogen and to maintain the hydrogen concentration in the specimens).

Lam, P

2006-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

165

EFFECTS OF GEOMETRICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF VARIOUS COMPONENTS ON STRESSES OF THE SEALS IN SOFCS  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, numerical modeling was used to understand of the effect of the geometry and mechanical properties of various components in SOFCs on the level and distribution of stresses in the stack during operating and cooling. The results of these modeling analyses will help stack designers reduce high stresses in the seals of the stack so that structural failures are prevented and high stack mechanical reliability is achieved to meet technical targets. In general, it was found that the load carrying capacity of the cathode contact layer was advantageous for reducing the transmitted loads on the cell perimeter seal under operating environments of SOFCs, but the amount of reduction depends upon the relative stiffness values of the cell, interconnect, porous media, and support structures. Comparison of a fully bonded interface to a frictionless sliding interface resulted in 30-50% less transmitted load through the perimeter seal, with the greater reductions due to stiffer contact/media/interconnect structures. These results demonstrate that the mechanical contribution of the contact layer can be substantial and warrant design consideration

Liu, Wenning N.; Koeppel, Brian J.; Sun, Xin; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

ALD Functionalized Nanoporous Gold: Thermal Stability, Mechanical Properties, and Catalytic Activity  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Nanoporous metals have many technologically promising applications but their tendency to coarsen limits their long-term stability and excludes high temperature applications. Here, we demonstrate that atomic layer deposition (ALD) can be used to stabilize and functionalize nanoporous metals. Specifically, we studied the effect of nanometer-thick alumina and titania ALD films on thermal stability, mechanical properties, and catalytic activity of nanoporous gold (np-Au). Our results demonstrate that even only one-nm-thick oxide films can stabilize the nanoscale morphology of np-Au up to 1000 C, while simultaneously making the material stronger and stiffer. The catalytic activity of np-Au can be drastically increased by TiO{sub 2} ALD coatings. Our results open the door to high temperature sensor, actuator, and catalysis applications and functionalized electrodes for energy storage and harvesting applications.

Biener, M M; Biener, J; Wichmann, A; Wittstock, A; Baumann, T F; Baeumer, M; Hamza, A V

2011-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of solid oxide fuel cell glass-ceramic seal at high temperatures  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Mechanical properties of solid oxide fuel cell glass-ceramic seal material, G18, are studied at high temperatures. Samples of G18 are aged for either 4h or 100h, resulting in samples with different crystallinity. Reduced modulus, hardness, and time-dependent behavior are measured by nanoindentation. The nanoindentation is performed at room temperature, 550, 650, and 750C, using loading rates of 5 mN/s and 25 mN/s. Results show a decrease in reduced modulus with increasing temperature, with significant decrease above the glass transition temperature (Tg). Hardness generally decreases with increasing temperature, with a slight increase before Tg for the 4h aged sample. Dwell tests show that creep increases with increasing temperature, but decrease with further aging.

Milhans, Jacqueline; Li, Dongsheng; Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Sun, Xin; Al-Haik, Marwan; Harris, Adrian; Garmestani, Hamid

2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

168

High-pressure mechanical and sonic properties of a Devonian shale from West Virginia  

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Static mechanical properties and sonic velocities were determined on each of four members of the Devonian shale from Columbia Gas Transmission's well 20403, Huntington, West Virginia. They were: Pressure - volume data to 4.0 GPa; Compressive strength at confining pressures up to 300 MPa, both parallel and perpendicular to bedding. Extensile strength at 100 to 700 MPa confining pressure, both parallel and perpendicular to bedding. Loading and unloading path in uniaxial strain at 20 to 500 MPa confining pressure, both parallel and perpendicular to bedding. Tensile strength at ambient pressure, parallel and perpendicular to bedding. Shear and compressional wave velocities at confining pressures up to 1000 MPa parallel, at 45/sup 0/, and perpendicular to bedding. Results are presented and discussed. 32 refs., 10 figs., 10 tabs.

Heard, H.C.; Lin, W.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Mechanical-property degradation of cast stainless steel components from the Shippingport reactor  

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The mechanical properties of cast stainless steels from the Shippingport reactor have been characterized. Baseline properties for unaged materials were obtained from tests on either recovery-annealed material or material from a cooler region of the component. The materials exhibited modest decrease in impact energy and fracture toughness and a small increase in tensile strength. The fracture toughness J-R curve, J{sub IC} value, tensile flow stress, and Charpy-impact energy of the materials showed very good agreement with estimations based on accelerated laboratory aging studies. The kinetics of thermal embrittlement and degree of embrittlement at saturation, i.e., the minimum impact energy that would be achieved after long-term aging, were established from materials that were aged further in the laboratory at temperatures between 320 and 400{degrees}C. The results showed very good agreement with estimates; the activation energies ranged from 125 to 250 kJ/mole and the minimum room temperature impact energy was <75 J/cm{sup 2}. The estimated impact energy and fracture toughness J-R curve for materials from the Ringhals reactor hot and crossover-leg elbows are also presented.

Chopra, O.K.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of oxidation on the Mechanical Properties of Liquid Gallium and Eutectic Gallium-Indium  

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Liquid metals exhibit remarkable mechanical properties, in particular large surface tension and low viscosity. However, these properties are greatly affected by oxidation when exposed to air. We measure the viscosity, surface tension, and contact angle of gallium (Ga) and a eutectic gallium-indium alloy (eGaIn) while controlling such oxidation by surrounding the metal with an acid bath of variable concentration. Rheometry measurements reveal a yield stress directly attributable to an oxide skin that obscures the intrinsic behavior of the liquid metals. We demonstrate how the intrinsic viscosity can be obtained with precision through a scaling technique that collapses low- and high-Reynolds number data. Measuring surface tension with a pendant drop method, we show that the oxide skin generates a surface stress that mimics surface tension and develop a simple model to relate this to the yield stress obtained from rheometry. We find that yield stress, surface tension, and contact angle all transition from solid-like to liquid behavior at the same critical acid concentration, thereby quantitatively confirming that the wettability of these liquid metals is due to the oxide skin.

Qin Xu; Nikolai Qudalov; Qiti Guo; Heinrich Jaeger; Eric Brown

2012-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

171

Molecular dynamics simulation of montmorillonite and mechanical and thermodynamic properties calculations  

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Nanocomposites refer to the materials in which the defining characteristic size of inclusions is in the order of 10-100nm. There are several types of nanoparticle inclusions with different structures: metal clusters, fullerenes particles and molybdenum selenide, Our research focus is on polymer nanocomposites with inorganic clay particles as inclusions, in particular we used sodium montmorillonite polymer nanocomposite. In our study, modeling and simulations of sodium montmorillonite (Na+-MMT) is currently being investigated as an inorganic nanocomposite material. Na+-MMT clay consists of platelets, one nanometer thick with large lateral dimensions, which can be used to achieve efficient reinforcement of polymer matrices. This nanocomposite has different applications such as a binder of animal feed, a plasticizing agent in cement, brick and ceramic, and a thickener and stabilizer of latex and rubber adhesives. In this study, sodium montmorillonite called Na+-MMT structure is built with the bulk system and the layered system which includes from 1 to 12 layers by using Crystal Builder of Cerius2. An isothermal and isobaric ensemble is used for calculation of thermodynamic properties such as specific heat capacities and isothermal expansion coefficients of Na+-MMT. A canonical ensemble which holds a fixed temperature, volume and number of molecules is used for defining exfoliation kinetics of layered structures and surface formation energies for Na+-MMT layered structures are calculated by using a canonical ensemble. Mechanical properties are used to help characterize and identify the Na+-MMT structure. Several elastic properties such as compliance and stiffness matrices, Young's, shear, and bulk modulus, volume compressibility, Poisson's ratios, Lam constants, and velocities of sound are calculated in specified directions. Another calculation method is the Vienna Ab-initio Simulation Package (VASP). VASP is a complex package for performing ab-initio quantum-mechanical calculations and molecular dynamic (MD) simulations using pseudopotentials and a plane wave basis set. Cut off energy is optimized for the unit cell of Na+-MMT by using different cut off energy values. Experimental and theoretical cell parameters are compared by using cell shape and volume optimization and root mean square (RMS) coordinate difference is calculated for variation of cell parameters. Cell shape and volume optimization are done for calculating optimum expansion or compression constant.

Atilhan, Selma

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Mechanical and electronic-structure properties of compressed CdSe tetrapod nanocrystals  

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properties of compressed CdSe tetrapod nanocrystals Joshuamechanical properties of CdSe tetrapods under directionalstructural transformations in CdSe nanocrystals, it has only

Schrier, Joshua; Lee, Byounghak; Wang, Lin-Wang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Report on Toyota/Prius Motor Torque-Capability, Torque-Property, No-Load Back EMF, and Mechanical Losses  

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In today's hybrid vehicle market, the Toyota Prius drive system is currently considered the leader in electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing innovations. It is significant that in today's marketplace, Toyota is able to manufacture and sell the vehicle for a profit. This project's objective is to test the torque capability of the 2004 Prius motor and to analyze the torque properties relating to the rotor structure. The tested values of no-load back electromotive force (emf) and mechanical losses are also presented.

Hsu, J.S.

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

174

Atomistic and continuum modeling of mechanical properties of collagen: Elasticity, fracture, and self-assembly  

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efforts to refine the Standard Model and understanding of atomic properties. #12;Contents 1 Once Upon

Entekhabi, Dara

175

Property of Zero-Energy Flows and Creations and Annihilations of Vortices in Quantum Mechanics  

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Time-dependent processes accompanied by vortex creations and annihilations are investigated in terms of the eigenstates in conjugate spaces of Gel'fand triplets in 2-dimensions. Creations and annihilations of vortices are described by the insertions of unstable eigenstates with complex-energy eigenvalues into stable states written by the superposition of eigenstates with zero-energy eigenvalues. Some concrete examples are presented in terms of the eigenfunctions of the 2-dimensional parabolic potential barrier, i.e., $-m \\gamma^2 (x^2+y^2)/2$. We show that the processes accompanied by vortex creations and annihilations can be analyzed in terms of the eigenfunctions in the conjugate spaces of Gel'fand triplets. Throughout these examinations we point out three interesting properties of the zero-energy flows. (i) Mechanisms using the zero-energy flows are absolutely economical from the viewpoint of energy consumption. (ii) An enormous amount of informations can be discriminated in terms of the infinite variety of the zero-energy flows. (iii) The zero-energy flow patterns are absolutely stable in any disturbance by inserting arbitrary decaying flows with complex-energy eigenvalues.

Tsunehiro Kobayashi

2002-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Grain size dependent mechanical properties of nanocrystalline diamond films grown by hot-filament CVD  

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Nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) films with a thickness of {approx}6 {micro}m and with average grain sizes ranging from 60 to 9 nm were deposited on silicon wafers using a hot-filament chemical vapor deposition (HFCVD) process. These samples were then characterized with the goal to identify correlations between grain size, chemical composition and mechanical properties. The characterization reveals that our films are phase pure and exhibit a relatively smooth surface morphology. The levels of sp{sup 2}-bonded carbon and hydrogen impurities are low, and showed a systematic variation with the grain size. The hydrogen content increases with decreasing grain size, whereas the sp{sup 2} carbon content decreases with decreasing grain size. The material is weaker than single crystalline diamond, and both stiffness and hardness decrease with decreasing grain size. These trends suggest gradual changes of the nature of the grain boundaries, from graphitic in the case of the 60 nm grain size material to hydrogen terminated sp{sup 3} carbon for the 9 nm grain size material. The films exhibit low levels of internal stress and freestanding structures with a length of several centimeters could be fabricated without noticeable bending.

Wiora, M; Bruehne, K; Floeter, A; Gluche, P; Willey, T M; Kucheyev, S O; Van Buuren, A W; Hamza, A V; Biener, J; Fecht, H

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Microstructural interpretation of the fluence and temperature dependence of the mechanical properties of irradiated AISI 316  

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The effects of neutron irradiation on the mechanical properties of annealed and 20% cold-worked AISI 316 irradiated in EBR-II were determined for the temperature regime of 370 to 760/sup 0/C for fluences up to 8.4 x 10/sup 22/ n/cm/sup 2/ (E > 0.1 MeV). At irradiation temperatures below about 500/sup 0/C, both annealed and cold-worked material exhibit a substantial increase in the flow stress with increasing fluence. Furthermore, both materials eventually exhibit the same flow stress, which is independent of fluence. At temperatures in the range of 538 to 650/sup 0/C, the cold-worked material exhibits a softening with increasing fluence. Annealed AISI 316 in this temperature regime exhibits hardening and at a fluence of 2 to 3 x 10/sup 22/ n/cm/sup 2/ (E > 0.1 MeV) reaches the same value of flow stress as the cold-worked material.

Johnson, G.D.; Garner, F.A.; Brager, H.R.; Fish, R.L.

1980-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging behavior and mechanical properties of maraging steels in the presence of submicrocrystalline Laves phase particles  

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Cold rolling and annealing of homogenized Fe-Ni-Mn-Mo-Ti-Cr maraging steels resulted in the formation of submicrocrystalline Fe{sub 2}(Mo,Ti) Laves phase particles. Optical and scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, tensile and hardness tests were used to study the microstructure, aging behavior and mechanical properties of the annealed steels. The annealed microstructures showed age hardenability during subsequent isothermal aging at 753 K. Ultrahigh fracture stress but poor tensile ductility was obtained after substantial age hardening in the specimens with 2% and 4% chromium. Increasing chromium addition up to 6% toughened the aged microstructure at the expense of the fracture stress by increasing the volume fraction of retained austenite. The Laves phase particles acted as crack nucleation sites during tensile deformation. - Highlights: {yields} Laves phases dispersed in a BCC iron matrix by annealing of cold rolled samples. {yields} The samples showed age hardenability during subsequent isothermal aging at 753 K. {yields} Ultrahigh fracture stress but poor ductility was obtained after age hardening. {yields} Increasing chromium addition toughened the aged microstructure. {yields} Laves phase particles acting as crack nucleation sites during tensile deformation.

Mahmoudi, A., E-mail: abbasm1363@gmail.com [Young Researchers Club, Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 54516, Ahar (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ghavidel, M.R. Zamanzad [Young Researchers Club, Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 54516, Ahar (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nedjad, S. Hossein [Faculty of Materials Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, P. O. Box: 51335-1996, Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Heidarzadeh, A. [Young Researchers Club, Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 54516, Ahar (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ahmadabadi, M. Nili [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, P. O. Box: 14395-731, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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First-principles calculation of mechanical properties of Si <001> nanowires and comparison to nanomechanical theory  

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We report the results of first-principles density functional theory calculations of the Young's modulus and other mechanical properties of hydrogen-passivated Si {l_angle}001{r_angle} nanowires. The nanowires are taken to have predominantly {l_brace}100{r_brace}surfaces, with small {l_brace}110{r_brace} facets according to the Wulff shape. The Young's modulus, the equilibrium length and the constrained residual stress of a series of prismatic beams of differing sizes are found to have size dependences that scale like the surface area to volume ratio for all but the smallest beam. The results are compared with a continuum model and the results of classical atomistic calculations based on an empirical potential. We attribute the size dependence to specific physical structures and interactions. In particular, the hydrogen interactions on the surface and the charge density variations within the beam are quantified and used both to parameterize the continuum model and to account for the discrepancies between the two models and the first-principles results.

Lee, B; Rudd, R E

2006-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

180

Methodology for Mechanical Property Testing on Fuel Cladding Using an Expanded Plug Wedge Test  

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To determine the tensile properties of irradiated fuel cladding in a hot cell, a simple test was developed at ORNL and is described fully in US Patent Application 20060070455, Expanded plug method for developing circumferential mechanical properties of tubular materials. This method is designed for testing fuel rod cladding ductility in a hot cell utilizing an expandable plug to stretch a small ring of irradiated cladding material. The specimen strain is determined using the measured diametrical expansion of the ring. This method removes many complexities associated with specimen preparation and testing. The advantages are the simplicity of measuring the test component assembly in the hot cell and the direct measurement of specimen strain. It was also found that cladding strength could be determined from the test results. The basic approach of this test method is to apply an axial compressive load to a cylindrical plug of polyurethane (or other materials) fitted inside a short ring of the test material to achieve radial expansion of the specimen. The diameter increase of the specimen is used to calculate the circumferential strain accrued during the test. The other two basic measurements are total applied load and amount of plug compression (extension). A simple procedure is used to convert the load circumferential strain data from the ring tests into material pseudo-stress-strain curves. However, several deficiencies exist in this expanded-plug loading ring test, which will impact accuracy of test results and introduce potential shear failure of the specimen due to inherited large axial compressive stress from the expansion plug test. First of all, the highly non-uniform stress and strain distribution resulted in the gage section of the clad. To ensure reliable testing and test repeatability, the potential for highly non-uniform stress distribution or displacement/strain deformation has to be eliminated at the gage section of the specimen. Second, significant compressive stresses were induced by clad bending deformation due to a clad bulging effect (or the barreling effect). The barreling effect caused very large localized shear stress in the clad and left testing material at a high risk of shear failure. The above combined effects will result in highly non-conservative predictions both in strength and ductility of the tested clad, and the associated mechanical properties as well. To overcome/mitigate the mentioned deficiencies associated with the current expansion plug test, systematic studies have been conducted. Through detailed parameter investigation on specific geometry designs, careful filtering of material for the expansion plug, as well as adding newly designed parts to the testing system, a method to reconcile the potential non-conservatism embedded in the expansion plug test system has been discovered. A modified expansion plug testing protocol has been developed based on the method. In order to closely resemble thin-wall theory, a general procedure was also developed to determine the hoop stress in the tested ring specimen. A scaling factor called -factor is defined to correlate the ring load P into hoop stress . , = . The generated stress-strain curve agrees very well with tensile test data in both the elastic and plastic regions.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL; Jiang, Hao [ORNL

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative comparison between the degree of domain orientation and nonlinear properties of a PZT ceramic during electrical and mechanical loading  

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The macroscopic electromechanical coupling properties of ferroelectric polycrystals are composed of linear and nonlinear contributions. The nonlinear contribution is typically associated with the extrinsic effects related to the creation and motion of domain walls. To quantitatively compare the macroscopic nonlinear properties of a lead zirconate titanate ceramic and the degree of domain orientation, in-situ neutron and high-energy x-ray diffraction experiments are performed and they provide the domain orientation density as a function of the external electric field and mechanical compression. Furthermore, the macroscopic strain under the application of external electrical and mechanical loads is measured and the nonlinear strain is calculated by means of the linear intrinsic piezoelectric effect and the linear intrinsic elasticity. The domain orientation density and the nonlinear strain show the same dependence on the external load. The scaling factor that relates to the two values is constant and is the same for both electrical and mechanical loadings.

Marsilius, Mie; Granzow, Torsten; Jones, Jacob L. (Florida); (Darmstadt)

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS  

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The oil and gas industry has encountered significant problems in the production of oil and gas from weak rocks (such as chalks and limestones) and from unconsolidated sand formations. Problems include subsidence, compaction, sand production, and catastrophic shallow water sand flows during deep water drilling. Together these cost the petroleum industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually. The goals of this first quarterly report is to document the progress on the project to provide data on the acoustic imaging and mechanical properties of soft rock and marine sediments. The project is intended to determine the geophysical (acoustic velocities) rock properties of weak, poorly cemented rocks and unconsolidated sands. In some cases these weak formations can create problems for reservoir engineers. For example, it cost Phillips Petroleum 1 billion dollars to repair of offshore production facilities damaged during the unexpected subsidence and compaction of the Ekofisk Field in the North Sea (Sulak 1991). Another example is the problem of shallow water flows (SWF) occurring in sands just below the seafloor encountered during deep water drilling operations. In these cases the unconsolidated sands uncontrollably flow up around the annulus of the borehole resulting in loss of the drill casing. The $150 million dollar loss of the Ursa development project in the U.S. Gulf Coast resulted from an uncontrolled SWF (Furlow 1998a,b; 1999a,b). The first three tasks outlined in the work plan are: (1) obtain rock samples, (2) construct new acoustic platens, (3) calibrate and test the equipment. These have been completed as scheduled. Rock Mechanics Institute researchers at the University of Oklahoma have obtained eight different types of samples for the experimental program. These include: (a) Danian Chalk, (b) Cordoba Cream Limestone, (c) Indiana Limestone, (d) Ekofisk Chalk, (e) Oil Creek Sandstone, (f) unconsolidated Oil Creek sand, and (g) unconsolidated Brazos river sand. These weak rocks and sands are intended to represent analogs to the formations that present oil and gas engineers with problems during oil and gas production and drilling operations. A series of new axial acoustic sensors have been constructed (and tested) to allow measurement of compressional and shear wave velocities during high pressure triaxial tests on these weak rock and sand samples. In addition, equipment to be utilized over the next 18 months of the project have tested and calibrated. These include the load frames, triaxial pressure cells, pressure sensors, load cells, extensometers, and oscilloscopes have been calibrated and tested. The multichannel acoustic emission and acoustic pulse transmission systems have also been tested. Graduate research assistant, research faculty, and the laboratory technician have begun Tasks 4 and 5 which involve preparing the sand samples and rock samples for testing. The construction of the lateral acoustic sensors has also been started during this quarter as outlined in the project timeline. With the equipment having been tested and calibrated, and the samples now being prepared, the experiments are on schedule to be started in April, 2001.

Thurman E. Scott, Jr., Ph.D.; Musharraf Zaman, Ph.D.; Younane Abousleiman, Ph.D.

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS  

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The research during this project has concentrated on developing a correlation between rock deformation mechanisms and their acoustic velocity signature. This has included investigating: (1) the acoustic signature of drained and undrained unconsolidated sands, (2) the acoustic emission signature of deforming high porosity rocks (in comparison to their low porosity high strength counterparts), (3) the effects of deformation on anisotropic elastic and poroelastic moduli, and (4) the acoustic tomographic imaging of damage development in rocks. Each of these four areas involve triaxial experimental testing of weak porous rocks or unconsolidated sand and involves measuring acoustic properties. The research is directed at determining the seismic velocity signature of damaged rocks so that 3-D or 4-D seismic imaging can be utilized to image rock damage. These four areas of study are described in the report: (1) Triaxial compression experiments have been conducted on unconsolidated Oil Creek sand at high confining pressures. (2) Initial experiments on measuring the acoustic emission activity from deforming high porosity Danian chalk were accomplished and these indicate that the AE activity was of a very low amplitude. (3) A series of triaxial compression experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of induced stress on the anisotropy developed in dynamic elastic and poroelastic parameters in rocks. (4) Tomographic acoustic imaging was utilized to image the internal damage in a deforming porous limestone sample. Results indicate that the deformation damage in rocks induced during laboratory experimentation can be imaged tomographically in the laboratory. By extension the results also indicate that 4-D seismic imaging of a reservoir may become a powerful tool for imaging reservoir deformation (including imaging compaction and subsidence) and for imaging zones where drilling operation may encounter hazardous shallow water flows.

Thurman E. Scott, Jr.; Younane Abousleiman

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Mechanical Properties and Radiation Tolerance of Ultrafine Grained and Nanocrystalline Metals  

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Austenitic stainless steels are commonly used in nuclear reactors and have been considered as potential structural materials in fusion reactors due to their excellent corrosion resistance, good creep and fatigue resistance at elevated temperatures, but their relatively low yield strength and poor radiation tolerance hinder their applications in high dose radiation environments. High angle grain boundaries have long been postulated as sinks for radiation-induced defects, such as bubbles, voids, and dislocation loops. Here we provide experimental evidence that high angle grain boundaries can effectively remove radiation-induced defects. The equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) technique was used to produce ultrafine grained Fe-Cr-Ni alloy. Mechanical properties of the alloy were studied at elevated temperature by tensile tests and in situ neutron scattering measurements. Enhanced dynamic recovery process at elevated temperature due to dislocation climb lowers the strain hardening rate and ductility of ultrafine grained Fe-Cr-Ni alloy. Thermal stability of the ultrafine grained Fe-Cr-Ni alloy was examined by ex situ annealing and in situ heating within a transmission electron microscope. Abnormal grain growth at 827 K (600C) is attributed to deformation-induced martensite, located at the triple junctions of grains. Helium ion irradiation studies on Fe-Cr-Ni alloy show that the density of He bubbles, dislocation loops, as well as irradiation hardening are reduced by grain refinement. In addition, we provide direct evidence, via in situ Kr ion irradiation within a transmission electron microscope, that high angle grain boundaries in nanocrystalline Ni can effectively absorb irradiation-induced dislocation loops and segments. The density and size of dislocation loops in irradiated nanocrystalline Ni were merely half of those in irradiated coarse grained Ni. The results imply that irradiation tolerance in bulk metals can be effectively enhanced by microstructure refinement.

Sun, Cheng

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Effect of chemical mechanical planarization processing conditions on polyurethane pad properties  

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Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) is a vital process used in the semiconductor industry to isolate and connect individual transistors on a chip. However, many of the fundamental mechanisms of the process are yet to ...

Ng, Grace Siu-Yee, 1980-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weld Mechanical Properties of a Ni-Base Superalloy in Various Pre ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2011. Symposium, Joining and Sustaining of Superalloys. Presentation Title, Weld Mechanical...

187

A LOAD-BASED DEPTH-SENSING INDENTATION TECHNIQUE FOR ELASTICPLASTIC MATERIAL MECHANICAL PROPERTY EVALUATION  

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A load-based depth-sensing micro-indentation technique has been developed for material mechanical properties evaluation including elastic modulus, yield stress, strain hardening exponent and stress-strain curve. Based on a Hertzian contact mechanics approach, this load-based depthsensing micro-indentation technique does not require system compliance calibration or the use of high precision depth sensors. Furthermore a unique, material independent, indentation based load-depth algorithm has been developed accounting for both elastic and elastic-plastic deformation of the material beneath the indenter. This algorithm, found to be a function of material yield stress, strain hardening exponent and elastic modulus, is shown to be the basis for obtaining a stressstrain curve. Finite element analyses of multiple materials with various mechanical properties were employed to examine and develop the fundamental indention based relationships between these variables and the load/depth curve needed to extract the stress-strain diagram. In addition, experimental results obtained with this load-based micro-indentation technique were found to yield accurate material mechanical properties (elastic modulus, strain hardening, yield strength) at room and elevated temperatures (up to 1200C).

K. Lee; J. M. Tannenbaum; B. S.-J. Kang; M.A. Alvin

2010-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

188

Mechanical Properties of Fresh and Irradiated Monolithic U-Mo Fuels  

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Evolution of the Thermo-mechanical Response of Nitride and Oxide Nuclear Fuels through Microstructurally Explicit Models. Experience of the Fossil Industry ...

189

LATTICE IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A Cu-Ni-Cr SPINODAL ALLOY  

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privately owned rights . . ' LATTICE IMAGING AND HECHANICALDecomposition The Material . . Lattice Imaging C. I I. III.of Decomposition Wavelength Lattice Imaging Mechanical Tests

Wu, C.-K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

The Effect of Excess Carbon on the Crystallographic, Microstructural, and Mechanical Properties of CVD Silicon Carbide Fibers  

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Silicon carbide (SiC) fibers made by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) are of interest for organic, ceramic, and metal matrix composite materials due their high strength, high elastic modulus, and retention of mechanical properties at elevated processing and operating temperatures. The properties of SCS-6{trademark} silicon carbide fibers, which are made by a commercial process and consist largely of stoichiometric SiC, were compared with an experimental carbon-rich CVD SiC fiber, to which excess carbon was added during the CVD process. The concentration, homogeneity, and distribution of carbon were measured using energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDS). The effect of excess carbon on the tensile strength, elastic modulus, and the crystallographic and microstructural properties of CVD silicon carbide fibers was investigated using tensile testing, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

Marzik, J V; Croft, W J; Staples, R J; MoberlyChan, W J

2006-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

191

Effect of Forging Strain Rate and Deformation Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Warm-Worked 304L Stainless Steel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Stainless steel 304L forgings were produced with four different types of production forging equipment hydraulic press, mechanical press, screw press, and high-energy rate forging (HERF). Each machine imparted a different nominal strain rate during the deformation. The final forgings were done at the warm working (low hot working) temperatures of 816 ?C, 843 ?C, and 871 ?C. The objectives of the study were to characterize and understand the effect of industrial strain rates (i.e. processing equipment), and deformation temperature on the mechanical properties for the final component. Some of the components were produced with an anneal prior to the final forging while others were deformed without the anneal. The results indicate that lower strain rates produced lower strength and higher ductility components, but the lower strain rate processes were more sensitive to deformation temperature variation and resulted in more within-part property variation. The highest strain rate process, HERF, resulted in slightly lower yield strength due to internal heating. Lower processing temperatures increased strength, decreased ductility but decreased within-part property variation. The anneal prior to the final forging produced a decrease in strength, a small increase in ductility, and a small decrease of within-part property variation.

Nathan T Switzner

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

F4: Mechanical Properties of an As-hot Rolled FeAlMnC Alloy  

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A8: Microstructural Investigation of Nano-Calcium Phosphates Doped with Fluoride Ions .... D7: Surfactant Structureproperty Relationship: Effect of Polypropylene ... E4: The Effect of Monobutyl Ether Ethylene Glycol on the Conductivity and...

193

E18: Synthesis and Mechanical Property of NaB 5 C Ceramics  

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A8: Microstructural Investigation of Nano-Calcium Phosphates Doped with Fluoride Ions .... D7: Surfactant Structureproperty Relationship: Effect of Polypropylene ... E4: The Effect of Monobutyl Ether Ethylene Glycol on the Conductivity and...

194

H3: Development of Mechanical Properties in Highelastic Alumium ...  

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A8: Microstructural Investigation of Nano-Calcium Phosphates Doped with Fluoride Ions .... D7: Surfactant Structureproperty Relationship: Effect of Polypropylene ... E4: The Effect of Monobutyl Ether Ethylene Glycol on the Conductivity and...

195

H18: Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of High-strength Mg-Zn ...  

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A8: Microstructural Investigation of Nano-Calcium Phosphates Doped with Fluoride Ions .... D7: Surfactant Structureproperty Relationship: Effect of Polypropylene ... E4: The Effect of Monobutyl Ether Ethylene Glycol on the Conductivity and...

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Final report on LDRD project : outstanding challenges for AlGaInN MOCVD.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The AlGaInN material system is used for virtually all advanced solid state lighting and short wavelength optoelectronic devices. Although metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) has proven to be the workhorse deposition technique, several outstanding scientific and technical challenges remain, which hinder progress and keep RD&A costs high. The three most significant MOCVD challenges are: (1) Accurate temperature measurement; (2) Reliable and reproducible p-doping (Mg); and (3) Low dislocation density GaN material. To address challenge (1) we designed and tested (on reactor mockup) a multiwafer, dual wavelength, emissivity-correcting pyrometer (ECP) for AlGaInN MOCVD. This system simultaneously measures the reflectance (at 405 and 550 nm) and emissivity-corrected temperature for each individual wafer, with the platen signal entirely rejected. To address challenge (2) we measured the MgCp{sub 2} + NH{sub 3} adduct condensation phase diagram from 65-115 C, at typical MOCVD concentrations. Results indicate that it requires temperatures of 80-100 C in order to prevent MgCp{sub 2} + NH{sub 3} adduct condensation. Modification and testing of our research reactor will not be complete until FY2005. A new commercial Veeco reactor was installed in early FY2004, and after qualification growth experiments were conducted to improve the GaN quality using a delayed recovery technique, which addresses challenge (3). Using a delayed recovery technique, the dislocation densities determined from x-ray diffraction were reduced from 2 x 10{sup 9} cm{sup -2} to 4 x 10{sup 8} cm{sup -2}. We have also developed a model to simulate reflectance waveforms for GaN growth on sapphire.

Mitchell, Christine Charlotte; Follstaedt, David Martin; Russell, Michael J.; Cross, Karen Charlene; Wang, George T.; Creighton, James Randall; Allerman, Andrew Alan; Koleske, Daniel David; Lee, Stephen Roger; Coltrin, Michael Elliott

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the mechanical properties of human liver and kidney through aspiration experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A proper mechanical characterization of soft biological tissues of the human body has a strong impact on several medical applications such as surgical planning, virtual reality simulators, trauma research, and for diagnostic purposes. Adequate experimental ...

Alessandro Nava; Edoardo Mazza; Frederic Kleinermann; Nick J. Avis; John McClure; Michael Bajka

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of slightly faster strain rates and internal hydrogen on uranium-0. 8 weight percent titanium alloy mechanical properties  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Mechanical testing of uranium-0.8 wt % titanium (U-0.8 wt % Ti) alloys can affect the outcome of mechanical properties, primarily ductility, by varying the crosshead velocity, which changes the strain rate. However, most specifications that govern mechanical properties of this alloy reference ASTM E-8, which limits the speed to 0.5 in./in. of gage length per minute. Our current procedure for testing U-0.8 Ti is not at the maximum speed permitted in ASTM E-8, so an experiment was designed to evaluate the effect of maximizing the crosshead velocity per ASTM E-8. In order to create a fair assessment, tensile specimens were prepared that were low in internal hydrogen (0.02 ppM) and higher in internal hydrogen (0.36 ppM). External hydrogen effects were minimized by testing in a controlled environment that contained less than 10% relative humidity. Test results showed that for the low hydrogen test group, increasing the crosshead velocity caused a significant increase in reduction in area (RA), but not in elongation. For the higher hydrogen test group, increasing the speed resulted in a significant increase in RA and an increase, though not statistically significant, in elongation. Of equal importance was an observation that strongly suggests a correlation between material defects, like inclusion clusters, and higher hydrogen content, especially at the slower strain rate that would explain the erratic behavior in ductile properties associated with this alloy. As a result of this study, increasing the crosshead velocity to 0.32 in./min is recommended for mechanical testing of U-0.8 Ti alloys. 9 refs., 4 figs., 5 tabs.

Bird, E.L.

1990-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspect Ratio Effect of Functionalized/Non-Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes on the Mechanical Properties of Cementitious Materials  

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The focus of this research was to investigate the use of functionalized/non-functionalized multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as reinforcements for the Portland cement paste. The unique geometrical characteristics of the carbon nanotubes (CNTs), as well as its unique mechanical properties such as high strength, ductility and stiffness, were the vital motivation for this study. In this research, we combined this unique material (CNTs) with concrete which is the most used man-made material. When compared to other composite materials, a limited amount of research has been conducted on the CNTs/cement composites. In order to investigate how the aspect ratio of functionalized/non-functionalized MWCNTs affects the mechanical properties of cementitious composites, ten different mixes of the MWCNTs/cement composites were prepared and tested. The different batches had a fixed water/cement ratio of 0.4, and variations of MWCNTs length, concentration and surface treatment. The cement nanocomposites were cast in small-scale specimens (beams) for the three-point flexural testing. Four major mechanical properties were evaluated at ages of 7, 14, and 28 days from the casting day: the maximum flexural strength, ultimate strain capacity (ductility), modulus of elasticity, and modulus of toughness. The results for the different nanocomposite batches were compared with the plain cement (reference) batch. The mechanical testing results showed that at 28 days almost all of the MWCNTs composites increased the flexural strength of the cement nanocomposites. At 28 days, the long MWCNTs increased the flexural strength more than the short MWCNTs. In general, the ultimate strain (ductility) of the short MWCNTs nanocomposites was higher than the ultimate strain of the long MWCNTs nanocomposites. The flexural strength of short 0.2 percent MWNT and long 0.04 percent MWNT (OH) increased by 269 percent and 83 percent, respectively, compared to the plain cement sample at 28 days. The highest ductility at 28 days for the short 0.1 percent MWNT and the short 0.2 percent MWNT was 86 percent and 81 percent, respectively. Clear evidence was obtained from the SEM images for micro-crack bridging; many of the MWCNTs were stretching across the micro-cracks. In conclusion, CNTs as nano reinforcements, can effectively improve certain mechanical properties of the cement paste composites.

Ashour, Ahmad

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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F3: Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Fe-30Mn - 2.3Si  

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A16: Analysis of Surface Physic-Chemical Properties of Titanium Heat Treated A17: Morphology Variations of GaN Nanowires and Devices ... A21: Synthesis and Characterization of ?-Tricalcium Phosphate / Glutamic acid ... B13: Ionic Conductivity of Doped Ceria Thin Films Using Different Electrode Configurations.

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The Role of Mg on Structure and Mechanical Properties in Alloy 718  

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Xishan Xie, Zhichao Xu, Bo Qu and Guoliang Chen. University of ... For the past several decades, alloy 718 continues to be used in gas turbines in .... and fatigue interaction properties (LCF or cycle stress-rupture), so necessary for turbine disk

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The Effect Of Neutron Irradiation On The Mechanical Properties Of Welded Zircaloy-2  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Zircaloy-2 tensile specimens, subsize impact bars and representative spigot welds were subjected to three NRX cycles in the X-5 loop. Average loop temperature was 260 deg C over the three cycles. One group of tensile specimens was heat-treated in vacuum at 900 deg C for 40 minutes, another group contained welded areas in the center of the gauge length and a third group was hydrided after welding. Notches of the impact specimens were located in the fusion zone of the weld. Spigot welds were made on autoclaved and unautoclaved simulated production assemblies. Neutron irradiation had no effect on the impact properties of welded Zircaloy-2. Welding decreased the uniform and total elongation at room temperature and at 260 deg C, and increased the 260 deg C PL, YS, and UTS. Hydriding to a nominal 100 ppm hydrogen had no effect on the unirradiated tensile properties at either test temperature. The heat treatment decreased the strength properties but did not affect the ductility. Neutron irradiation increased the YS of the welded and hydrided material by 20% and the heat treated YS by 40%. Irradiation also increased the 260 deg C strength properties of the as-welded material. The unautoclaved spigot welds had a generally higher tensile strength than the autoclaved and welded specimens. For specimens welded in either condition, the outer welds of the 19-element bundle had a lower average breaking load than the inner welds. Neutron irradiation had no effect on the tensile strength of these welds. It was also demonstrated that a cup-and-cone type of fracture could be produced in a bend test. The fractures were similar to those observed in irradiated fuel bundles which was damaged during transfer operations. (auth)

Evans, D.G.

1962-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of oil shale of importance to in-situ rubblization  

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Current proposals for true in-situ processing of oil shale employ deeply buried explosive charges to produce the desired rubblization. At short times after the explosion, the dynamic behavior of the material is of interest and can be studied in shockwave experiments. At intermediate times the divergence of the flow field requires a multidimensional specification of the material behavior which appears to be best determined from triaxial test data. At late times the possible formation of tensile stresses requires knowledge of the fracture mechanics and tensile behavior of the shale. This report presents a summary of techniques and results of triaxial compression, extension and fracture toughness tests on two grades of oil shale. Results indicate that oil shale differs significantly from most rocks and suggest that models originally developed for composite materials may be appropriate for describing the mechanical behavior of oil shale.

Schuler, K.W.; Schmidt, R.A.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Mechanical properties of cables exposed to simultaneous thermal and radiation aging  

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Sandia National Laboratories is conducting long-term aging research on representative samples of nuclear power plant Class 1E cables. The objectives of this program are to determine the suitability of these cables for extended life (beyond the 40-year design basis) and to assess various cable condition monitoring (CM) techniques for predicting remaining cable life. This paper provides the results of mechanical measurements that were performed on cable specimens cross-linked polyethylene neoprene jackets: chlorinated polyethylene jackets, fiberglass braid jackets, and chlorosulfonated polyethylene jackets aged at relatively mild, simultaneous thermal and radiation exposure conditions for periods of up to nine months. After aging, some of the aged samples, as well as some unaged samples, were exposed to accident gamma radiation at ambient temperature. The mechanical measurements discussed in this paper include tensile strength, ultimate elongation, and compressive modulus. 10 refs., 22 figs., 2 tabs.

Jacobus, M.J. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Fuehrer, G.F. (Science and Engineering Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Microstructural Characterization of the Chemo-mechanical Behavior of Asphalt in Terms of Aging and Fatigue Performance Properties  

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The study of asphalt chemo-mechanics requires a basic understanding of the physical properties and chemical composition of asphalt and how these properties are linked to changes in performance induced by chemical modifications. This work uniquely implements the framework of chemo-mechanics by investigating two types of chemical modification processes, natural (oxidative aging) and synthetic (chemical doping) as they relate not only to macro-scale properties of asphalt binder but also to the asphalt microstructure and nanorheology. Furthermore, this study demonstrates the application of atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging and the extraction of nano-scale engineering properties, i.e. elastic modulus, relaxation modulus, and surface energy, as a method to predict performance related to the fatigue characteristics of asphalt binders by modeling intrinsic material flaws present amongst phase interfaces. It was revealed that oxidative aging induces substantial microstructural changes in asphalt, including variations in phase structure, phase properties, and phase distribution. It has also been shown that certain asphalt chemical parameters have a consistent and measureable effect on the asphalt microstructure that is observed with AFM. In fact, particular phases that emerged via chemical doping revealed a surprising correlation between oxidative aging and the saturates chemical parameter of asphalt in terms of how they explicitly impact durability and performance of asphalt. By implementing a crack initiation model which requires measureable microstructural characteristics as an input parameter it was found that microstructural flaws (depending on the extremity) can have a more profound impact on asphalt performance than the properties of the material located between the flaws. It was also discovered by comparing the findings to performance data in the Strategic Highway Research Programs (SHRPs) Materials Reference Library (MRL), that the crack initiation model predicts very similar performance as the SHRPs distress resistance indicators. Overall, this body of work yields improved input values for asphalt prediction models and serves as the basis for ongoing studies in the areas of asphalt chemical mapping, modeling of nano-damage, and nano-modification using AFM.

Allen, Robert Grover

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

An investigation of the mechanical and physical properties of copper-silver alloys and the use of these alloys in Pre-Columbian America  

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In both the Andean zone of South America and in Mesoamerica, copper-silver alloys were important in the production of thin, silver-colored sheet metal artifacts. This thesis examines the mechanical and physical properties ...

Taylor, Shannon L., S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Advances in Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research, Volume 3Chapter 8 Modulatory Properties of CLA on Inflammation and Immune Function: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advances in Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research, Volume 3 Chapter 8 Modulatory Properties of CLA on Inflammation and Immune Function: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Health Nutrition Biochemistry eChapters Health - Nutrition - Biochemist

208

Measurement of Mechanical and Electrical  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurement of Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Ultra-thin Insulating Films. NIST Nanomechanical Properties Group ...

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Effect of Microstructure on Mechanical Properties of High Strength Steel Weld Metals  

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range of attractive properties which can be produced at a very competitive production cost. It has a diverse range of applications, and is second only to concrete in its annual production tonnage. Steel is not a new invention which leads to a common... conditions in a research laboratory or factory. However, in many circumstance on the applied field, e.g. an oil rig on the North Sea, it may not be practically possible to obtain the opti- mum parameters. Additionally since the SMAW method is so versatile...

Keehan, Enda

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Bohmian Mechanics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bohmian mechanics is a theory about point particles moving along trajectories. It has the property that in a world governed by Bohmian mechanics, observers see the same statistics for experimental results as predicted by quantum mechanics. Bohmian mechanics thus provides an explanation of quantum mechanics. Moreover, the Bohmian trajectories are defined in a non-conspiratorial way by a few simple laws.

Detlef Duerr; Sheldon Goldstein; Roderich Tumulka; Nino Zanghi

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical properties of agent-based models in markets with continuous double auction mechanism  

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Real world markets display power-law features in variables such as price fluctuations in stocks. To further understand market behavior, we have conducted a series of market experiments on our web-based prediction market platform which allows us to reconstruct transaction networks among traders. From these networks, we are able to record the degree of a trader, the size of a community of traders, the transaction time interval among traders and other variables that are of interest. The distributions of all these variables show power-law behavior. On the other hand, agent-based models have been proposed to study the properties of real financial markets. We here study the statistical properties of these agent-based models and compare them with the results from our web-based market experiments. In this work, three agent-based models are studied, namely, zero-intelligence (ZI), zero-intelligence-plus (ZIP) and Gjerstad-Dickhaut (GD). Computer simulations of variables based on these three agent-based models were car...

Tseng, Jie-Jun; Lin, Chih-Ting; Wang, Sun-Chong; Li, Sai-Ping; 10.1016/j.physa.2009.12.034

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Composition suitable for use as inert electrode having good electrical conductivity and mechanical properties  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved inert electrode composition is suitable for use as an inert electrode in the production of metals such as aluminum by the electrolytic reduction of metal oxide or metal salt dissolved in a molten salt bath. The composition comprises one or more metals or metal alloys and metal compounds which may include oxides of the metals comprising the alloy. The alloy and metal compounds are interwoven in a network which provides improved electrical conductivity and mechanical strength while preserving the level of chemical inertness necessary for such an electrode to function satisfactorily. 8 figs.

Ray, S.P.; Rapp, R.A.

1984-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Composition suitable for use as inert electrode having good electrical conductivity and mechanical properties  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved inert electrode composition is suitable for use as an inert electrode in the production of metals such as aluminum by the electrolytic reduction of metal oxide or metal salt dissolved in a molten salt bath. The composition comprises one or more metals or metal alloys and metal compounds which may include oxides of the metals comprising the alloy. The alloy and metal compounds are interwoven in a network which provides improved electrical conductivity and mechanical strength while preserving the level of chemical inertness necessary for such an electrode to function satisfactorily.

Ray, Siba P. (Plum Boro, PA); Rapp, Robert A. (Columbus, OH)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Mechanical Properties of High Purity SiC Fiber-Reinforced CVI-SiC Matrix Composites  

SciTech Connect

Mechanical properties of silicon carbide composites reinforced with highly crystalline fibers and fabricated by the chemical vapor infiltration method were evaluated. Materials used were SiC/SiC composites reinforced with unidirectional Hi-Nicalon Type-S fibers and unidirectional Tyranno SA fibers with various fiber/matrix interphase. Also, SiC/SiC composites reinforced with plain weave Tyranno SA fibers with carbon or multilayers of silicon carbide and carbon interphase were evaluated. In-plane tensile, transthickness tensile and interlaminar shear properties were evaluated by the in-plane tensile test, the transthickness tensile test, the diametral compression test and the compression test of double-notched specimens.The elastic modulus and proportional limit stress were improved by using high purity silicon carbide fibers. The in-plane tensile properties were insensitive to carbon interphase thickness for a range of thicknesses between 30 and 230 nm. It was found that the in-plane tensile strength of composites containing multilayers of silicon carbide and carbon coating of fibers and fiber bundles was superior to that of composites with carbon alone. Transthickness tensile strength and shear strength of high purity silicon carbide composites were successfully evaluated.

Hinoki, Tatsuya; Lara-Curzio, Edgar; Snead, Lance L. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States)

2003-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

215

Injection-Molded Long-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites: From Process Modeling to Prediction of Mechanical Properties  

SciTech Connect

This article illustrates the predictive capabilities for long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) composites that first simulate the injection molding of LFT structures by Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight (ASMI) to accurately predict fiber orientation and length distributions in these structures. After validating fiber orientation and length predictions against the experimental data, the predicted results are used by ASMI to compute distributions of elastic properties in the molded structures. In addition, local stress-strain responses and damage accumulation under tensile loading are predicted by an elastic-plastic damage model of EMTA-NLA, a nonlinear analysis tool implemented in ABAQUS via user-subroutines using an incremental Eshelby-Mori-Tanaka approach. Predicted stress-strain responses up to failure and damage accumulations are compared to the experimental results to validate the model.

Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Kunc, Vlastimil; Jin, Xiaoshi; Tucker III, Charles L.; Costa, Franco

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties and modeling of seal-forming lithologies. Technical progress report No. 3, March 15, 1992--June 14, 1993  

SciTech Connect

Specific goals and accomplishments of this research include: (1) The evaluation of models of salt diaper ascent that involve either power law, dislocation creep as determined experimentally by Horseman et al. (1993) or linear, fluid-assisted creep as reported by Spiers et al. (1988, 1990, 1992). We have compared models assuming these two, experimentally evaluated flow laws and examined the predictions they make regarding diaper incubation periods, ascent velocities, deviatoric stresses and strain rates. (2) The evaluation of the effects of differential loading on the initiation an of salt structures. (3) Examination of the role of basement faults on the initiation and morphologic evolution of salt structures. (4) Evaluation of the mechanical properties of shale as a function of pressure and determination of the nature of its brittle-ductile transition. (5) Evaluation of the mechanical anisotropies of shales with varying concentrations, distributions and preferred orientations of clay. (6) The determination of temperature and ratedependencies of strength for a shale constitutive model that can be used in numerical models that depend on viscous formulations. (7) Determination of the mechanisms of deformation for argillaceous rocks over awide range of conditions. (8) Evaluation of the effects of H{sub 2}O within clay interlayers, as adsorbed surface layers.

Kronenberg, A.K.; Russell, J.E.; Carter, N.L.; Mazariegos, R.; Ibanez, W.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECTS OF TRITIUM GAS EXPOSURE ON THE DYNAMIC MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF EPDM ELASTOMER  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Samples of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) elastomer were exposed to tritium gas in closed containers initially at 101 kPa (1 atmosphere) pressure and ambient temperature for about one week. Tritium exposure effects on the samples were characterized by dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and radiolysis products were characterized by measuring the total final pressure and composition in the exposure containers at the end of exposure period. There was no effect of one week tritium exposure on the glass transition temperature, Tg, of the samples tested. Impurity gases produced in the closed containers included HT and lesser amounts of H{sub 2}, DTO, and CT{sub 4}. The total pressure remained the same during exposure.

Clark, E; Gregory Staack, G

2007-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

218

Magnetars: Time Evolution, Superfluid Properties, and Mechanism of Magnetic Field Decay  

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We calculate the coupled thermal evolution and magnetic field decay in relativistic model neutron stars threaded by superstrong magnetic fields (B > 10^{15} G). Our main goal is to evaluate how such ``magnetars'' evolve with time and how field decay modifies the transitions to core superfluidity and cooling dominated by surface X-ray emission. Observations of a thermal X-ray spectral component and fast timing noise place strong constraints on the presence of a superfluid core. We find that the transition to core superfluidity can be significantly delayed by field decay in the age range ~ 10^3-10^5 yrs. The mechanism of Hall drift is related to the stability of the core magnetic field, and to currents flowing outward through the crust. The heating effect is enhanced if it is continuous rather than spasmodic. Condensation of a heavy element layer at the surface is shown to cause only modest changes in the outward conduction of heat.

P. Arras; A. Cumming; C. Thompson

2004-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

219

On-machine sensors to measure paper mechanical properties. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The measurement of the velocity of ultrasound provides a nondestructive means to characterize the elastic stiffness properties of paper. The objective of this project is to develop sensors capable of measuring the velocity of ultrasound in the thickness and in-plane directions of moving paper webs. On-machine measurements would allow continuous monitoring of product quality as well as provide data for controlling the papermaking process. This final report first reviews the background and various technical approaches explored. Then the preferred configurations and examples of measurements on moving paper webs in the laboratory are presented and discussed. The report concludes with a summary of project results and recommendations for further developments. Transducers mounted in fluid-filled wheels are used to make thickness direction, ZD, ultrasound velocity measurements on paper webs moving in the nip between two such wheels. Comparisons of the arrival times of echo and transmitted pulses with and without the paper web in the nip provide a measure of the transit time and caliper. Bimorph transducers mounted in an aluminum cylinder are used for machine direction (MD) and cross direction (CD) in-plane measurements. These ZD and in-plane sensors are mounted on a web handler in the IPST laboratory.

Hall, M.S.; Brodeur, P.H.; Jackson, T.G.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The crystallinity and mechanical properties of indium tin oxide coatings on polymer substrates  

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We present the relationship between the microstructure and mechanical strength of indium tin oxide (ITO) on flexible substrates. With varying thickness (h{sub f}), ITO is deposited on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) by dc magnetron sputtering. The microstructure of ITO is controlled by substrate surface conditions and sputtering parameters. The maximum substrate temperature during deposition is limited to 80 deg. C due to the low glass transition temperature (T{sub g}) of PET. The crystallinity and surface roughness (R{sub rms}) are analyzed by high resolution x-ray diffraction, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, and AFM. The crack resistance of ITO is evaluated by uniaxial tension test. The experimental results reveal that, at a fixed h{sub f}, the degree and quality of crystallinity of ITO are highly improved by increasing sputtering power and the substrate temperature. As the crystallinity is improved, the ratio of preferred growth orientations of (222) to (400) is increased and the degree of peak shifts to lower 2{theta} is decreased. They indicate that the crystallinity is improved as the lattice damage is reduced and film density is increased. The tension test results confirm that, up to a certain h{sub f}, the strength of ITO can be significantly enhanced by improving the microstructures.

Kim, Eun-Hye; Yang, Chan-Woo; Park, Jin-Woo [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mill study of the quality yield, and mechanical properties of plywood produced from fast-grown loblolly pine  

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Veneers were cut from 37 fast-grown pines 20-25 year old and from 27 trees with average growth rates in East Texas. After drying, the veneer was used to make plywood panels with a variety of assembly criteria. The yield and grade of veneer were substantially less from the fast-grown trees with a large core of juvenile wood, than from the slower-grown trees of similar size. The greatest reduction was in veneer grade, with fast-grown trees yielding less than 1% of input volume as grade C or better, while control trees exceeded 20%. Plywood made from fast-grown trees had mechanical properties that were marginal for the species, especially in stiffness and MOE. Bending strength was reduced, but less so. It is concluded that use of fast-grown, short-rotation trees will preclude the production of higher grade panels.

MacPeak, M.D.; Burkhart, L.F.; Weldon, D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Electrical transport and mechanical properties of alkylsilane self-assembled monolayers on silicon surfaces probed by atomic force microscopy  

SciTech Connect

The correlation between molecular conductivity and mechanical properties (molecular deformation and frictional responses) of hexadecylsilane self-assembled monolayers was studied with conductive probe atomic force microscopy/friction force microscopy in ultrahigh vacuum. Current and friction were measured as a function of applied pressure, simultaneously, while imaging the topography of self-assembled monolayer molecule islands and silicon surfaces covered with a thin oxide layer. Friction images reveal lower friction over the molecules forming islands than over the bare silicon surface, indicating the lubricating functionality of alkylsilane molecules. By measuring the tunneling current change due to changing of the height of the molecular islands by tilting the molecules under pressure from the tip, we obtained an effective conductance decay constant ({beta}) of 0.52/{angstrom}.

Park, Jeong Young; Qi, Yabing; Ashby, Paul D.; Hendriksen, Bas L.M.; Salmeron, Miquel

2009-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

223

Catalytic properties and mechanism studies of the PepQ prolidase from Escherichia coli  

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The PepQ prolidase from Escherichia coli catalyzes the hydrolysis of dipeptide substrates with proline residues at the C-terminus. The PepQ gene has been cloned, overexpressed and the enzyme purified to homogeneity. The kcat and kcat/Km values for the hydrolysis of Met-Pro are 109 s-1 and 8.4 x 105 M-1 s-1, respectively. The enzyme also catalyzes the stereoselective hydrolysis of organophosphate triesters and organophosphonate diesters. A series of 16 organophosphate triesters with a p-nitrophenyl leaving group was assessed as substrates for this enzyme. The SP-enantiomer of methyl phenyl p-nitrophenyl phosphate was hydrolyzed with a kcat of 36 min-1 and a kcat/Km of 710 M-1 s-1. The corresponding RP-enantiomer was more slowly hydrolyzed with a kcat of 0.4 min-1 and a kcat/Km of 11 M-1 s-1. The PepQ prolidase can be utilized for the kinetic resolution of racemic phosphate esters. The PepQ prolidase was shown to hydrolyze the p-nitrophenyl analogs of the nerve agents GB (sarin), GD (soman), GF, and VX. The pH-rate profiles for the wild-type E. coli prolidase using proline dipeptides as substrates were obtained. The roles of H346, H228, and E384 in the enzyme catalytic mechanism were also investigated by obtaining the pH-rate profiles for the mutants H346N, H228N, and E384Q. In an effort to clarify the mechanistic role of the interaction of the ?±-amino group of Xaa-Pro with metal at the enzyme active site, comparisons of the hydrolytic activity for Ala-Pro and 1-(1-oxopropyl)-L-proline, in which a hydrogen replaces the ?±-amino group of Ala-Pro, were performed.

Park, Min Sun

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Energy Dissipation Properties of Cementitious Materials: Applications in Mechanical Damping and Characterization of Permeability and Moisture State  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The study of mechanical energy and electrical energy dissipation in cementitious materials can lead to development of high damping concrete for structural applications, and new non-destructive testing techniques for use on existing concrete structures. This research aims to improve mechanical damping properties of cementitious materials and determine durability parameters from complex permittivity measurements. Damping was improved by utilizing poromechanical effects, and by adding viscoelastic and nanometric inclusions. Poromechanics was utilized to model and predict damping on specimens designed to maximize poromechanical effects, and composite theory was used to predict composite bounds for the loss tangent, i.e. modeling the effects on damping due to the addition of viscoelastic inclusions. Experimental results indicated that substantial damping improvement can be realized by both poromechanical effects and adding novel inclusions into cement pastes. The models were able to predict experimentally measured damping as a function of loading frequency. The electrical energy dissipation in cementitious materials was studied by dielectric spectroscopy as a function of moisture state and pore structure/permeability. The results were compared to predictions from multiphase composite modeling, where the properties of the confined water was inversely determined and used to predict moisture content. It was found that moisture state of cementitious materials has a linear relation to the complex permittivity over a wide variety of frequency ranges. Composite model prediction indicated that permeability of saturated cementitious materials studied in this research is likely dependent on the amount of free water in the pores. Permeability can be inferred from the pore structure of the cement paste via complex permittivity measurements by conditioning cement paste at different levels of relative humidity.

Leung, Chin

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Influence of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of C-22 Alloy Welds  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The phase stability of C-22 alloy (UNS No. N06022) gas tungsten arc welds was studied by aging samples at 427, 482, 538, 593, 649, 704, and 760 C for times up to 40,000 hours. The tensile properties and the Charpy impact toughness of these samples were measured in the as-welded condition as well as after aging. The corrosion resistance was measured using standard immersion tests in acidic ferric sulfate (ASTM G 28 A) and 2.5% hydrochloric acid solutions at the boiling point. The microstructures of weld samples were examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). One weld sample (aged 40,000 hours at 427 C) was examined using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The structure of the unaged welds was dendritic with tetrahedrally close-packed (TCP) phase particles in the interdendritic regions. Long-range order was seen in the weld aged at 427 C for 40,000 hours and was assumed to also occur in other welds aged below approximately 600 C. At temperatures above about 600 C, TCP phase nucleation and growth of existing particles occurred. This precipitation occurred near the original particles presumably in regions of the highest molybdenum (Mo) segregation. Lower temperatures had little or no effect on the morphology of TCP phases. The C-22 weld samples were approximately 25% stronger but 30-40% less ductile than the base metal. Strengthening of the weld during aging occurred significantly only at 593 C for the aging times investigated. Because strengthening was not seen at higher temperatures, it was assumed to be due to ordering which has been seen in C-22 base metal at this temperature. A small amount of strengthening was seen at 427 C after 40,000 hours where ordering was just beginning. The Charpy impact toughness was reduced dramatically with aging. The time at which this reduction occurred decreased as aging temperature increased suggesting that the reduced ductility is due to the presence and growth of the brittle TCP phases. The corrosion rate of weld samples tested in the standard ASTM G 28 A solution and in a 2.5% HCl solution was higher than was seen with C-22 base metal. After aging, however, the corrosion rate of weld and base metal samples became comparable.

Edgecumbe Summers, T.S.; Rebak, R.B.; Seeley, R.R.

2000-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

226

Properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 3   Lubricant properties...45.0 6.80 103 0.67 ? ? 5W-30 motor oil, SG/CD, energy conserving II, ILSAC,

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Improvement in the Mechanical Properties of B-Staged Carbon Nanotube/Epoxy Based Thin Film Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Polymeric systems have been the subject of tremendous interest to the aerospace industry due to their high strength per weight ratio but have not seen the use projected due to their poor compression after impact strength, fracture toughness, and electrical conductivity. This work has focused on the integration of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) into polymeric systems to serve as interleaves to improve the mechanical properties of carbon fiber panels. Pristine, oxidized, and functionalized carbon nanotubes were produced and cast into B-staged (50% cured) thin film epoxy resin systems. Mechanical characterizations were carried out on bulk samples and showed that the introduction of well dispersed SWCNTs functionalized with sulfanilamide improved the Youngs modulus of the neat epoxy by 16%, the tensile strength by 47%, the elongation at break by 157%, and the fracture toughness, as determined by KIC, by 10%. Nylon was introduced into the system as a toughening agent at 10 wt% and showed an 8% increase in the Youngs modulus, a 29% increase in iv tensile strength, a 183% increase in elongation at break, and a 44% increase in fracture toughness. These composite films were successfully transferred into a carbon fiber interleave using Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM).

White, Kevin

2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Property  

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7 7 AUDIT REPORT PERSONAL PROPERTY AT THE OAK RIDGE OPERATIONS OFFICE AND THE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF AUDIT SERVICES APRIL 1998 Page 10 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Washington, DC 20585 April 6, 1998 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, OAK RIDGE OPERATIONS OFFICE AND THE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION FROM: Terry L. Brendlinger Eastern Regional Audit Office Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Personal Property at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information" BACKGROUND The Oak Ridge Operations Office (Operations Office) and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information

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Report on Toyota/Prius Motor Torque Capability, Torque Property, No-Load Back EMF, and Mechanical Losses, Revised May 2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In today's hybrid vehicle market, the Toyota/Prius drive system is currently considered the leader in electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing innovations. It is significant that in today's marketplace, Toyota is able to manufacture and sell the vehicle for a profit. This project's objective is to test the torque capability of the 2004 Prius motor and to analyze the torque properties relating to the rotor structure. The tested values of no-load back electromotive force (emf) and mechanical losses are also presented.

Hsu, J.S.; Ayers, C.W.; Coomer, C.L.; Wiles, R.H.; Burress, T.A.; Campbell, S.L.; Lowe, K.T.; Michelhaugh, R.T.

2007-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas bubble retention and its effect on waste properties: Retention mechanisms, viscosity, and tensile and shear strengths  

SciTech Connect

Several of the underground nuclear storage tanks at Hanford have been placed on a flammable gas watch list, because the waste is either known or suspected to generate, store, and episodically release flammable gases. Because retention and episodic release of flammable gases from these tanks containing radioactive waste slurries are critical safety concerns, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is studying physical mechanisms and waste properties that contribute to the episodic gas release from these storage tanks. This study is being conducted for Westinghouse Hanford Company as part of the PNL Flammable Gas project. Previous investigations have concluded that gas bubbles are retained by the slurry or sludge that has settled at the bottom of the tanks; however, the mechanisms responsible for the retention of these bubbles are not well understood. Understanding the rheological behavior of the waste, particularly of the settled sludge, is critical to characterizing the tendency of the waste to retain gas bubbles and the dynamics of how these bubbles are released from the waste. The presence of gas bubbles is expected to affect the rheology of the sludge, specifically its viscosity and tensile and shear strengths, but essentially no literature data are available to assess the effect of bubbles. The objectives of this study were to conduct experiments and develop theories to understand better how bubbles are retained by slurries and sludges, to measure the effect of gas bubbles on the viscosity of simulated slurries, and to measure the effect of gas bubbles on the tensile and shear strengths of simulated slurries and sludges. In addition to accomplishing these objectives, this study developed correlations, based on the new experimental data, that can be used in large-scale computations of waste tank physical phenomena.

Gauglitz, P.A.; Rassat, S.D.; Powell, M.R. [and others

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Mechanical Properties of Glass  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... moduli and Vicker's hardness, as well as high transparency in the UV/visible region, ... Ion Exchanged Mixed Glass Cullet Proppants for Stimulation of Oil and ...

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Mechnical Properties & Mechanics  

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Nuclear Fuel Materials Home Staff Only About NFM Contact Directory Staff Facilities Comments Welcome to the Nuclear Fuel Materials Group The principal technical contact for...

233

Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 18, 2010 ... Aerogels have lots of particular application especially as superinsulation materials because of their nano-size particles and porous distribution.

234

Characterization of Mechanical Properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 3   Shear test methods for fiber-reinforced composites...and back-to-back gages may be required. 1 Rail shear rectangular or parallelogram, ASTM Guide

235

Mechanical and Other Properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 6, 2013... uniformity of microstructure is excellent due to the atomic structure of .... Weihua Wang2; C. T. Liu1; 1City University of Hong Kong; 2Key Lab...

236

Mechanical deformation of neutrophil into pulmonary capillaries induces cytoskeletal remodeling, pseudopod projection and changes in biomechanical properties  

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Neutrophils traversing the pulmonary microcirculation are subjected to mechanical stimulation during their deformation into narrow capillaries. To better understand the time- dependant changes caused by this mechanical ...

Yap, Belinda

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Development of Semi-Stochastic Algorithm for Optimizing Alloy Composition of High-Temperature Austenitic Stainless Steels (H-Series) for Desired Mechanical and Corrosion Properties.  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this project was to adapt and use an advanced semi-stochastic algorithm for constrained multiobjective optimization and combine it with experimental testing and verification to determine optimum concentrations of alloying elements in heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant H-series stainless steel alloys that will simultaneously maximize a number of alloy's mechanical and corrosion properties.

Dulikravich, George S.; Sikka, Vinod K.; Muralidharan, G.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of defects on the electrical transport, optical properties and failure mechanisms of GaN nanowires.  

SciTech Connect

We present the results of a three year LDRD project that focused on understanding the impact of defects on the electrical, optical and thermal properties of GaN-based nanowires (NWs). We describe the development and application of a host of experimental techniques to quantify and understand the physics of defects and thermal transport in GaN NWs. We also present the development of analytical models and computational studies of thermal conductivity in GaN NWs. Finally, we present an atomistic model for GaN NW electrical breakdown supported with experimental evidence. GaN-based nanowires are attractive for applications requiring compact, high-current density devices such as ultraviolet laser arrays. Understanding GaN nanowire failure at high-current density is crucial to developing nanowire (NW) devices. Nanowire device failure is likely more complex than thin film due to the prominence of surface effects and enhanced interaction among point defects. Understanding the impact of surfaces and point defects on nanowire thermal and electrical transport is the first step toward rational control and mitigation of device failure mechanisms. However, investigating defects in GaN NWs is extremely challenging because conventional defect spectroscopy techniques are unsuitable for wide-bandgap nanostructures. To understand NW breakdown, the influence of pre-existing and emergent defects during high current stress on NW properties will be investigated. Acute sensitivity of NW thermal conductivity to point-defect density is expected due to the lack of threading dislocation (TD) gettering sites, and enhanced phonon-surface scattering further inhibits thermal transport. Excess defect creation during Joule heating could further degrade thermal conductivity, producing a viscous cycle culminating in catastrophic breakdown. To investigate these issues, a unique combination of electron microscopy, scanning luminescence and photoconductivity implemented at the nanoscale will be used in concert with sophisticated molecular-dynamics calculations of surface and defect-mediated NW thermal transport. This proposal seeks to elucidate long standing material science questions for GaN while addressing issues critical to realizing reliable GaN NW devices.

Armstrong, Andrew M.; Aubry, Sylvie; Shaner, Eric Arthur; Siegal, Michael P.; Li, Qiming; Jones, Reese E.; Westover, Tyler; Wang, George T.; Zhou, Xiao Wang; Talin, Albert Alec; Bogart, Katherine Huderle Andersen; Harris, C. Thomas; Huang, Jian Yu

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OUTSTANDING ORAL PRESENTATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MATHEW MERCURI (PhD), Radial Artery Access as a Predictor of Increased Radiation Exposure During Rosenbaum (Pediatrics; CE&B) FHS TEACHING AWARD Dr. Geoffrey Norman (CE&B) HRM EXTERNAL and INTERNAL AWARD

Thompson, Michael

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The Role of Friction Stir Welding on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AZ31B-H24 Mg alloy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an attempt was made to join AZ31B magnesium alloy by friction stir welding (FSW) process. A single tool with cylindrical screw threaded pin was used to investigate the effect of welding parameters on microstructure and mechanical properties of stir zone (SZ). Several welds were made at different rotational ({omega}) and traverse ({upsilon}) speeds, while the {omega}/{upsilon} ratios were kept constant. The optical and scanning electron microscopy were used to study the variation of microstructure across the welds. Moreover, micro-hardness and tensile tests were carried out to evaluate the mechanical properties of joints. It was found that {omega} plays more significant role on the resulted grain structure than {upsilon}, and at a constant {omega}/{upsilon} ratio, decreasing rotational speed decreased the size of grains, and hence, improved the hardness value and the tensile strength of the SZ.

Darzi, Kh.; Saeid, T. [Advanced Materials Research Center - Faculty of Materials Engineering, Sahand University of Technology - Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of processing variables on the hydrogen content and resultant mechanical properties of uranium and uranium-3/4 wt % titanium alloy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Uranium and its alloys are capable of being processed, fabricated and heat treated by many different methods. The deleterious effects of hydrogen on the mechanical properties of uranium and its alloys are well established. In this study the effects of certain processing procedures on hydrogen absorption and removal were investigated. Both unalloyed uranium and uranium-3/4 wt % titanium were involved in this work. The tensile test data for both materials clearly show the adverse effects of hydrogen absorption.

Muller, J.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of effects of long-term aging on the mechanical properties and microstructures of Types 304 and 316 stainless steel  

SciTech Connect

Because commercial liquid metal fast breeder reactor (LMFBR) are designed to last for 40 years or more, an understanding of the mechanical behavior of the structural alloys used in them is required for times on the order of 2.5 x 10/sup 5/ h (assuming a 70% availability factor). Types 304 and 316 stainless steel are used extensively in LMFBR systems. At the beginning of life these alloys are in a metastable state and evolve to a more stable state and, therefore, more stable microstructure during plant operation. Correlations of microstructures and mechanical properties during aging under representative LMFBR temperature and loading conditions are desirable from the standpoint of assuring safe, reliable, and economic plant operation. We reviewed the mechanical properties and microstructures of types 304 and 316 stainless steel wrought alloys after long-term aging in air for times up to 9 x 10/sup 4/ h (about 10-1/2 years). The principal effect of such aging is to reduce low temperature fracture toughness (as measured by Charpy impact test) and tensile ductility. Examples are cited, however, where, because stable microstructures are achieved, these as well as strength-related properties can be expected to remain adequate for anticipated service life conditions. 16 refs., 19 figs.

Horak, J.A.; Sikka, V.K.; Raske, D.T.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crosslinking and composition influence the surface properties, mechanical stiffness and cell reactivity of collagen-based films.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

334366. Email: cng21@cam.ac.uk 2 Abstract This study focuses on determining the effect of varying the composition and crosslinking of collagen-based films on their physical properties and interaction with myoblasts. Films composed of collagen...

Grover, CN; Gwynne, JH; Pugh, N; Hamaia, S; Farndale, RW; Best, Serena Michelle; Cameron, Ruth Elizabeth

2012-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Author manuscript, published in "2nd Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Grenoble: France (2002)" On measurement of mechanical properties of sound absorbing materials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ABSTRACT: This paper is an overview of quasistatic measurement technique used to determine mechanical properties of sound absorbing materials. Experimental context and behaviour of polymer foam and rock wool are summarized. Concerning parameters are: static and dynamic strains, dynamic effects such as skeleton resonance and coupling with saturating fluid. Material anisotropy and frequency dependance of characteristics are also addressed. It is shown that this technique is well suited for usual material up to 100 Hz. Restrictions occurs for thin samples of very high air flow resistivity and for fibrous material that do not exhibit a linear behaviour with static strain.

N. Dauchez; M. Etchessahar; S. Sahraoui

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Interfacial Mechanical Properties of Ceramic Composites by the Compression of Micro-pillar Test Specimens  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel method to determine the fiber-matrix interfacial properties of ceramic matrix composites is proposed and evaluated; where micro- pillar samples containing inclined fiber/matrix interfaces were prepared from a SiC fiber reinforced SiC matrix composites then compression-tested using the nano-indentation technique. This new test method employs a simple geometry and mitigates the uncertainties associated with complex stress state in the conventional single filament push-out method for the determination of interfacial properties. Based on the test results using samples with different interface orientations , the interfacial debond shear strength and the internal friction coefficient are explicitly determined and compared with values obtained by other test methods.

Shih, Chunghao [ORNL; Katoh, Yutai [ORNL; Leonard, Keith J [ORNL; Bei, Hongbin [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production Mechanism, Number Concentration, Size Distribution, Chemical Composition, and Optical Properties of Sea Spray Aerosols Workshop, Summer 2012  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this workshop was to address the most urgent open science questions for improved quantification of sea spray aerosol-radiation-climate interactions. Sea spray emission and its influence on global climate remains one of the most uncertain components of the aerosol-radiation-climate problem, but has received less attention than other aerosol processes (e.g. production of terrestrial secondary organic aerosols). Thus, the special emphasis was placed on the production flux of sea spray aerosol particles, their number concentration and chemical composition and properties.

Meskhidze, Nicholas [NCSU] [NCSU

2013-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

247

Method of making composition suitable for use as inert electrode having good electrical conductivity and mechanical properties  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved inert electrode composition is suitable for use as an inert electrode in the production of metals such as aluminum by the electrolytic reduction of metal oxide or metal salt dissolved in a molten salt bath. The composition comprises one or more metals or metal alloys and metal compounds which may include oxides of the metals comprising the alloy. The alloy and metal compounds are interwoven in a network which provides improved electrical conductivity and mechanical strength while preserving the level of chemical inertness necessary for such an electrode to function satisfactorily. 8 figs.

Ray, S.P.; Rapp, R.A.

1986-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of making composition suitable for use as inert electrode having good electrical conductivity and mechanical properties  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved inert electrode composition is suitable for use as an inert electrode in the production of metals such as aluminum by the electrolytic reduction of metal oxide or metal salt dissolved in a molten salt bath. The composition comprises one or more metals or metal alloys and metal compounds which may include oxides of the metals comprising the alloy. The alloy and metal compounds are interwoven in a network which provides improved electrical conductivity and mechanical strength while preserving the level of chemical inertness necessary for such an electrode to function satisfactorily.

Ray, Siba P. (Pittsburgh, PA); Rapp, Robert A. (Columbus, OH)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of electronic, geometric, and surface properties on the mechanism of the electrochemical hydriding/dehydriding reactions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Since 1990 there has been an ongoing collaboration among the authors to investigate the role of individual elements on the thermodynamics and kinetics of hydriding/dehydriding reactions. This review article presents the electrochemical and physicochemical characteristics of hydriding/dehydriding reactions from the point of view of their dependence on electronic, geometric and surface properties of the hydride materials. X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), x-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD) and scanning vibrating electrode technique (SVET) studies were based on AB{sub 5} type alloys, partially substituted by other elements. Expansion of the unit cell volume and a larger Ni d band vacancy are beneficial for increasing the amount of the hydrogen storage. XAS and SVET showed that the Ce substitution for La in an AB{sub 5} alloy enhances the lifetime of hydride electrode.

Srinivasan, S.; Zhang, W.; Kumar, M.P.S. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Texas Engineering Experiment Station] [and others

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental tests of irradiation-anneal-reirradiation effects on mechanical properties of RPV plate and weld materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Charpy-V (C{sub V}) notch ductility and tension test properties of three reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steel materials were determined for the 288{degree}C (550{degree}F) irradiated (I), 288{degree}C (550{degree}F) irradiated + 454{degree}C (850{degree}F)-168 h postirradiation annealed (IA), and 288{degree}C (550{degree}F) reirradiated (IAR) conditions. Total fluences of the I condition and the IAR condition were, respectively, 3.33 {times} 10{sup 19} n/cm{sup 2} and 4.18 {times} 10{sup 19} n/cm{sup 2}, E > 1 MeV. The irradiation portion of the IAR condition represents an incremental fluence increase of 1. 05 {times} 10{sup 19} n/cm{sup 2}, E > 1 MeV, over the I-condition fluence. The materials (specimens) were supplied by the Yankee Atomic Electric Company and represented high and low nickel content plates and a high nickel, high copper content weld deposit prototypical of the Yankee-Rowe reactor vessel. The promise of the IAR method for extending the fluence tolerance of radiation-sensitive steels and welds is clearly shown by the results. The annealing treatment produced full C{sub V} upper shelf recovery and full or nearly full recovery in the C{sub V} 41 J (30 ft-lb) transition temperature. The C{sub V} transition temperature increases produced by the reirradiation exposure were 22% to 43% of the increase produced by the first cycle irradiation exposure. A somewhat greater radiation embrittlement sensitivity and a somewhat greater reirradiation embrittlement sensitivity was exhibited by the low nickel content plate than the high nickel content plate. Its high phosphorus content is believed to be responsible. The IAR-condition properties of the surface vs. interior regions of the low nickel content plate are also compared.

Hawthorne, J.R. [Materials Engineering Associates, Inc., Lanham, MD (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of thermal stresses in planar solid oxide fuel cells as a function of thermo-mechanical properties of component materials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fuel cells are the direct energy conversion devices which convert the chemical energy of a fuel to electrical energy with much greater efficiency than conventional devices. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) is one of the various types of available fuel cells; wherein the major components are made of inherently brittle ceramics. Planar SOFC have the advantages of high power density and design flexibility over its counterpart tubular configuration. However, structural integrity, mechanical reliability, and durability are of great concern for commercial applications of these cells. The stress distribution in a cell is a function of geometry of fuel cell, temperature distribution, external mechanical loading and a mismatch of thermo-mechanical properties of the materials in contact. The mismatch of coefficient of thermal expansion and elastic moduli of the materials in direct contact results in the evolution of thermal stresses in the positive electrode/electrolyte/negative electrode (PEN) assembly during manufacturing and operating conditions (repeated start up and shut down steps) as well. It has long been realized and demonstrated that the durability and reliability of SOFCs is not only determined by the degradation in electrochemical performance but also by the ability of its component materials to withstand the thermal stresses. In the present work, an attempt has been made to evaluate the thermal stresses as a function of thermal and mechanical properties of the component materials assuming contribution from other factors such as thermal gradient, mechanical loading and in-service loading conditions is insignificant. Materials used in the present study include the state of art anode (Ni-YSZ), electrolyte(YSZ) and cathode materials(LM and LSM) of high temperature SOFC and also the ones being suggested for intermediate temperature SOFC Ni-SCZ as an anode, GDC and SCZ as electrolyte and LSCF as the cathode. Variation of thermo-mechanical properties namely coefficient of thermal expansion, and elastic and shear moduli were studied using thermo-mechanical analyzer and resonant ultrasound spectroscope respectively in 25-900C temperature range. A non-linear variation in elastic and shear moduli- indicative of the structural changes in the studied temperature range was observed for most of the above mentioned materials. Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) was also found to increase non-linearly with temperature and sensitive to the phase transformations occurring in the materials. Above a certain temperature (high temperature region- above 600C), a significant contribution from chemical expansion of the materials was also observed. In order to determine thermal stress distribution in the positive electrode, electrolyte, negative electrode (PEN) assembly, CTE and elastic and shear moduli of the component materials were incorporated in finite element analysis at temperature of concern. For the finite element analysis, anode supported configuration of PEN assembly (of 100mm x 100mm) was considered with 1mm thick anode, 10?m electrolyte and 30?m cathode. The results have indicated that cathode and anode layer adjacent to cathode/electrolyte and electrolyte/anode interface respectively are subjected to tensile stresses at the operating temperature of HT-SOFC (900C) and IT-SOFC (600C). However, the magnitude of stresses is much higher in the former case (500MPa tensile stress in cathode layer) when compared with the stress level in IT-SOFC (178MPa tensile stress in cathode layer). These high stresses might have been resulted from the higher CTE of cathode when compared with the adjacent electrolyte. However, it is worth mentioning here that in the present work, we have not considered any contribution from the residual stresses arising from fabrication and the stress relaxation from softening of the glass sealant.

Manisha,

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the molecular structure and mechanical properties of polymer surfaces and protein/polymer interfaces by sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy  

SciTech Connect

Sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and other complementary surface-sensitive techniques have been used to study the surface molecular structure and surface mechanical behavior of biologically-relevant polymer systems. SFG and AFM have emerged as powerful analytical tools to deduce structure/property relationships, in situ, for polymers at air, liquid and solid interfaces. The experiments described in this dissertation have been performed to understand how polymer surface properties are linked to polymer bulk composition, substrate hydrophobicity, changes in the ambient environment (e.g., humidity and temperature), or the adsorption of macromolecules. The correlation of spectroscopic and mechanical data by SFG and AFM can become a powerful methodology to study and engineer materials with tailored surface properties. The overarching theme of this research is the interrogation of systems of increasing structural complexity, which allows us to extend conclusions made on simpler model systems. We begin by systematically describing the surface molecular composition and mechanical properties of polymers, copolymers, and blends having simple linear architectures. Subsequent chapters focus on networked hydrogel materials used as soft contact lenses and the adsorption of protein and surfactant at the polymer/liquid interface. The power of SFG is immediately demonstrated in experiments which identify the chemical parameters that influence the molecular composition and ordering of a polymer chain's side groups at the polymer/air and polymer/liquid interfaces. In general, side groups with increasingly greater hydrophobic character will be more surface active in air. Larger side groups impose steric restrictions, thus they will tend to be more randomly ordered than smaller hydrophobic groups. If exposed to a hydrophilic environment, such as water, the polymer chain will attempt to orient more of its hydrophilic groups to the surface in order to minimize the total surface energy. With an understanding of the structural and environmental parameters which govern polymer surface structure, SFG is then used to explore the effects of surface hydrophobicity and solvent polarity on the orientation and ordering of amphiphilic neutral polymers adsorbed at the solid/liquid interface. SFG spectra show that poly(propylene glycol) (PPG) and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) adsorb with their hydrophobic moieties preferentially oriented toward hydrophobic polystyrene surfaces. These same moieties, however, disorder when adsorbed onto a hydrophilic silica/water interface. Water is identified as a critical factor for mediating the orientation and ordering of hydrophobic moieties in polymers adsorbed at hydrophobic interfaces. The role of bulk water content and water vapor, as they influence hydrogel surface structure and mechanics, continues to be explored in the next series of experiments. A method was developed to probe the surface viscoelastic properties of hydroxylethyl methacrylate (HEMA) based contact lens materials by analyzing AFM force-distance curves. AFM analysis indicates that the interfacial region is dehydrated, relative to the bulk. Experiments performed on poly(HEMA+MA) (MA = methacrylic acid), a more hydrophilic copolymer with greater bulk water content, show even greater water depletion at the surface. SFG spectra, as well as surface energy arguments, suggest that the more hydrophilic polymer component (such as MA) is not favored at the air interface; this may explain anomalies in water retention at the hydrogel surface. Adsorption of lysozyme onto poly(HEMA+MA) was found to further reduce near-surface viscous behavior, suggesting lower surface water content. Lastly, protein adsorption is studied using a model polymer system of polystyrene covalently bound with a monolayer of bovine serum albumin. SFG results indicate that some amino acid residues in proteins adopt preferred orientations. SFG spectra also show that the phenyl rings of the bare polystyrene substrate in contact with air or

Koffas, Telly Stelianos

2004-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicted Structure, Thermo-Mechanical Properties and Li Ion Transport in LiAlF4 Glass  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Materials with the LiAlF{sub 4} composition are of interest as protective electrode coatings in Li ion battery applications due to their high cationic conductivity. Here classical molecular dynamics calculations are used to produce amorphous model structures by simulating a quench from the molten state. These are analysed in terms of their individual pair correlation functions and atomic coordination environments. This indicates that amorphous LiAlF{sub 4} is formed of a network of corner sharing AlF{sub 6} octahedra. Li ions are distributed within this network, primarily associated with non-bridging fluorine atoms. The nature of the octahedral network is further analysed through intra- and interpolyhedral bond angle distributions and the relative populations of bridging and non-bridging fluorine ions are calculated. Network topology is considered through the use of ring statistics, which indicates that, although topologically well connected, LiAlF{sub 4} contains an appreciable number of corner-linked branch-like AlF{sub 6} chains. Thermal expansion values are determined above and below the predicted glass transition temperature of 1340 K. Finally, movement of Li ions within the network is examined with predictions of the mean squared displacements, diffusion coefficients and Li ion activation energy. Different regimes for lithium ion movement are identified, with both diffusive and sessile Li ions observed. For migrating ions, a typical trajectory is illustrated and discussed in terms of a hopping mechanism for Li transport.

Stechert, T. R.; Rushton, M. J. D.; Grimes, R. W.; Dillon, A. C.

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of thermal aging and neutron irradiation on the mechanical properties of three-wire stainless steel weld overlay cladding  

SciTech Connect

Thermal aging of three-wire series-arc stainless steel weld overlay cladding at 288{degrees}C for 1605 h resulted in an appreciable decrease (16%) in the Charpy V-notch (CVN) upper-shelf energy (USE), but the effect on the 41-J transition temperature shift was very small (3{degrees}C). The combined effect of aging and neutron irradiation at 288{degrees}C to a fluence of 5 x 10{sup 19} neutrons/cm{sup 2} (> 1 MeV) was a 22% reduction in the USE and a 29{degrees}C shift in the 41-J transition temperature. The effect of thermal aging on tensile properties was very small. However, the combined effect of irradiation and aging was an increase in the yield strength (6 to 34% at test temperatures from 288 to {minus}125{degrees}C) but no apparent change in ultimate tensile strength or total elongation. Neutron irradiation reduced the initiation fracture toughness (J{sub Ic}) much more than did thermal aging alone. Irradiation slightly decreased the tearing modulus, but no reduction was caused by thermal aging alone. Other results from tensile, CVN, and fracture toughness specimens showed that the effects of thermal aging at 288 or 343{degrees}C for 20,000 h each were very small and similar to those at 288{degrees}C for 1605 h. The effects of long-term thermal exposure time (50,000 h and greater) at 288{degrees}C will be investigated as the specimens become available in 1996 and beyond.

Haggag, F.M.; Nanstad, R.K.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Specification of CuCrZr Alloy Properties after Various Thermo-Mechanical Treatments and Design Allowables including Neutron Irradiation Effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Precipitation hardened CuCrZr alloy is a promising heat sink and functional material for various applica- tions in ITER, for example the first wall, blanket electrical attachment, divertor, and heating systems. Three types of thermo-mechanical treatment were identified as most promising for the various applica- tions in ITER: solution annealing, cold working and ageing; solution annealing and ageing; solution annealing and ageing at non-optimal condition due to specific manufacturing processes for engineer- ing-scale components. The available data for these three types of treatments were assessed and mini- mum tensile properties were determined based on recommendation of Structural Design Criteria for the ITER In-vessel Components. The available data for these heat treatments were analyzed for assess- ment of neutron irradiation effect. Using the definitions of the ITER Structural Design Criteria the design allowable stress intensity values are proposed for CuCrZr alloy after various heat treatments.

Barabash, Vladimir [ITER Organization, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France; Kalinin, G. M. [RDIPE, P.O. Box 788, 101000 Moscow, Russia; Fabritsiev, Sergei A. [D.V. Efremov Scientific Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; Zinkle, Steven J [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the single-fiber-composite test to measure the mechanical properties of metal-ceramic interfaces  

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Tensile stress-strain curves for a metal-ceramic single fiber composite show load drops associated with every fiber break. Each curve exhibits a limited number of load drops that are characteristic of the level of the fiber-matrix bonding. A detailed analysis of these stress-strain curves gives the following results: (a) the magnitude of the load drops depends not only on the fiber strength but also on the work-hardening behavior of the metal matrix and the length of the shear relaxation zone at the interface; (b) the distribution of the magnitude of the load drops is determined by the random truncation of the shear relaxation length as part of the fiber fragmentation process; (c) the first load drop can be systematically used to determine the in situ Weibull strength statistics and a scaling law for the ceramic fiber; (d) the slope of the reloading portion immediately after a load drop is proportional to the fundamental work-hardening rate of the metal; (e) the interfacial (yield) shear strength of the metal-ceramic interface is described in terms of the total number of load drops and the magnitude of the first load drop. These results are applied to the case of copper-sapphire and copper-niobium-sapphire interfaces. An interlayer of niobium, approx. 30 nm thick, increases the interfacial shear strength by a factor of two. The interfacial shear strengths determined in the present study are lower by an order of magnitude compared to the values obtained with the thin film multiple cracking technique. This difference is explained by different mechanisms of shear relaxation at the interface after fracture of the ceramic phase.

Houpert, J.L.; Phoenix, S.L.; Raj, R. (Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States))

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of a simulated HTGR environment on the mechanical properties of a commercial Ni-Cr-Mo-Fe alloy (Hastelloy Alloy X)  

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The influence of a simulated advanced-reactor helium environment, containing 500 ..mu..atm H/sub 2//50 ..mu..atm CH/sub 4//50 ..mu..atm CO/approx. 1 ..mu..atm H/sub 2/O, on the mechanical properties of two heats of Hastelloy Alloy X is discussed. Simultaneous exposures in air and controlled-impurity helium at temperatures in the range of 650/sup 0/ to 1000/sup 0/C for times of 3000 h or more were performed. A combination of tensile testing, Charpy V-notch impact toughness testing, and creep testing was used to study the effects of reactor helium/metal interactions on the mechanical behavior of this alloy. Carburization was identified as the primary corrosion phenomenon. Increasing exposure time and temperature were observed to increase the depth of carburization. The increase in carbon concentration in the carburized zone suppressed the additional formation of M/sub 6/C, which is observed in air-aged specimens, and resulted in the precipitation of M/sub 23/C/sub 6/, a chromium-rich carbide variant. The precipitation of M/sub 23/C/sub 6/ in the carburized zone occurred primarily along grain and twin boundaries; however, matrix precipitation was also observed, the degree of which depended on exposure temperature. Strength and impact toughness properties were found to be controlled primarily by thermal aging reactions, with only a small effect related to the carburization. Although tensile and creep ductilities were decreased as a result of carburization, substantial ductility remained. Variation was observed between the two heats, the finer-grained heat appearing to be weaker in the high-temperature creep tests and also possibly more susceptible to a loss of creep strength as a result of carburization.

Li, C.C.; Johnson, W.R.; Thompson, L.D.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural characterization and mechanical property of active soldering anodized 6061 Al alloy using Sn-3.5Ag-xTi active solders  

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Active solders Sn-3.5Ag-xTi varied from x = 0 to 6 wt.% Ti addition were prepared by vacuum arc re-melting and the resultant phase formation and variation of microstructure with titanium concentration were analyzed using X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The Sn-3.5Ag-xTi active solders are used as metallic filler to join with anodized 6061 Al alloy for potential applications of providing a higher heat conduction path. Their joints and mechanical properties were characterized and evaluated in terms of titanium content. The mechanical property of joints was measured by shear testing. The joint strength was very dependent on the titanium content. Solder with a 0.5 wt.% Ti addition can successfully wet and bond to the anodized aluminum oxide layers of Al alloy and posses a shear strength of 16.28 {+-} 0.64 MPa. The maximum bonding strength reached 22.24 {+-} 0.70 MPa at a 3 wt.% Ti addition. Interfacial reaction phase and chemical composition were identified by a transmission electron microscope with energy dispersive spectrometer. Results showed that the Ti element reacts with anodized aluminum oxide to form Al{sub 3}Ti-rich and Al{sub 3}Ti phases at the joint interfaces. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Active solder joining of anodized Al alloy needs 0.5 wt.% Ti addition for Sn-3.5Ag. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The maximum bonding strength occurs at 3 wt.% Ti addition. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Ti reacts with anodized Al oxide to form Al{sub 3}Ti-rich and Al{sub 3}Ti at joint interface.

Wang, Wei-Lin, E-mail: wangwl77@gmail.com; Tsai, Yi-Chia, E-mail: tij@itri.org.tw

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

259

Synchrotron X-ray diffraction studies of phase transitions and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials at high pressure  

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The behavior of nanocrystals under extreme pressure was investigated using synchrotron x-ray diffraction. A major part of this investigation was the testing of a prototype synchrotron endstation on a bend magnet beamline at the Advanced Light Source for high pressure work using a diamond anvil cell. The experiments conducted and documented here helped to determine issues of efficiency and accuracy that had to be resolved before the construction of a dedicated ''super-bend'' beamline and endstation. The major conclusions were the need for a cryo-cooled monochromator and a fully remote-controllable pressurization system which would decrease the time to change pressure and greatly reduce the error created by the re-placement of the diamond anvil cell after each pressure change. Two very different types of nanocrystal systems were studied, colloidal iron oxide (Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and thin film TiN/BN. Iron oxide nanocrystals were found to have a transition from the {gamma} to the {alpha} structure at a pressure strongly dependent on the size of the nanocrystals, ranging from 26 GPa for 7.2 nm nanocrystals to 37 GPa for 3.6 nm nanocrystals. All nanocrystals were found to remain in the {alpha} structure even after release of pressure. The transition pressure was also found, for a constant size (5.7 nm) to be strongly dependent on the degree of aggregation of the nanocrystals, increasing from 30 GPa for completely dissolved nanocrystals to 45 GPa for strongly aggregated nanocrystals. Furthermore, the x-ray diffraction pattern of the pressure induced {alpha} phase demonstrated a decrease in intensity for certain select peaks. Together, these observations were used to make a complete picture of the phase transition in nanocrystalline systems. The size dependence of the transition was interpreted as resulting from the extremely high surface energy of the {alpha} phase which would increase the thermodynamic offset and thereby increase the kinetic barrier to transition that must be overridden with pressure. The anomalous intensities in the x-ray diffraction patterns were interpreted as being the result of stacking faults, indicating that the mechanism of transition proceeds by the sliding of {gamma}(111) planes to form {alpha}(001) planes. The increasing transition pressure for more aggregated samples may be due to a positive activation volume, retarding the transition for nanocrystals with less excess (organic) volume available to them. The lack of a reverse transition upon decompression makes this interpretation more difficult because of the lack of an observable hysteresis, and it is therefore difficult to ascertain kinetic effects for certain. In the case TiN/BN nanocomposite systems, it was found that the bulk modulus (B{sub 0}) of the TiN nanoparticles was not correlated to the observed hardness or Young's modulus of the macroscopic thin film. This indicates that the origin of the observed super-hard nature of these materials is not due to any change in the Ti-N interatomic potential. Rather, the enhanced hardness must be due to nano-structural effects. It was also found that during pressurization the TiN nanoparticles developed a great deal of strain. This strain can be related to defects induced in individual nanoparticles which generates strain in adjacent particles due to the highly coupled nature of the system.

Prilliman, Gerald Stephen

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Session: COMPOSITES: Mechanical Properties & Processing  

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Laser Speckle technique, a high sensitive noncontact technique, was employed to measure Crack Opening Displacement (COD) and Crack Shearing...

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Structures and Mechanical Properties III  

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Mar 6, 2013 ... Recent transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies show that during deformation processes, in particular, the fracturing processes, oxygen...

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March JOM Examines Mechanical Properties  

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Feb 18, 2013... in face-centered cubic Cu bicrystals to shock compression as a function of ... in an environment containing hydrogen sulfide and water vapor.

263

Structures and Mechanical Properties I  

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Changes in Microstructure of Zr-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Composites as a Function of Deformation Temperature: Jessica Booth1; John Lewandowski1;...

264

Structures and Mechanical Properties II  

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... 1National Central University; 2Taiyuan University of Technology; 3National Center for High-Performance Computing; 4University of Tennessee; 5University of...

265

Mechanical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials  

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Edgar Lara-Curzio, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scope, Thermoelectric materials can directly convert waste heat into electricity without moving parts or fluids.

266

Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystal Supercrystals  

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in electrophoretically deposited CdSe nanocrystal films.G. , Self-Organization of CdSe Nanocrystallites into Three-excitations in close-packed CdSe quantum-dot solids.

Tam, Enrico

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Mechanical and Other Properties I  

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Mar 3, 2011... 1University of Nevada, Reno; 2Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; 3TDA Research; 4The University of Vermont

268

Alloy Development and Mechanical Properties  

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Mar 12, 2012... metallic glasses are potential materials for use as transformer cores, ... phase separated into a fine scale distribution of Fe-rich and Cu-rich...

269

Structures and Mechanical Properties I  

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Mar 5, 2013 ... At the atomic level it is possible to describe the flow in terms of topological ... Oak Ridge National Laboratory; 3City University of HongKong

270

Structures and Mechanical Properties IV  

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Mar 7, 2013... Francois Payen1; Nayomi Plaza1; Jinwoo Hwang1; Eren Kalay2; Matt Kramer2 ; 1University of Wisconsin, Madison; 2Ames Laboratory

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LANL | TT | Outstanding Innovators Awards  

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Understanding the mechanisms of oxidation of pyritic shale in mining waste and the influence of shale properties on acid mine drainage in the Pilbara Basin.  

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??[Truncated abstract] The influence of environmental conditions and properties of pyritic shale in the mining waste from Mt. Whaleback in Western Australia, in particular the (more)

Song, Meining

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Effect of Brazing Temperature on Microstructure and Mechanical ...  

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J10: Mechanical Properties and Welding Conditions of Monopile and Transition for Offshore Wind Plant J12: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of...

274

Shear thickening in concentrated suspensions: phenomenology, mechanisms, and relations to jamming  

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Shear thickening is a type of non-Newtonian behavior in which the stress required to shear a fluid increases faster than linearly with shear rate. Many concentrated suspensions of particles exhibit an especially dramatic version, known as Discontinuous Shear Thickening (DST), in which the stress suddenly jumps with increasing shear rate and produces solid-like behavior. The best known example of such counter-intuitive response to applied stresses occurs in mixtures of cornstarch in water. Over the last several years, this shear-induced solid-like behavior together with a variety of other unusual fluid phenomena has generated considerable interest in the physics of densely packed suspensions. In this review, we discuss the common physical properties of systems exhibiting shear thickening, and different mechanisms and models proposed to describe it. We then suggest how these mechanisms may be related and generalized, and propose a general phase diagram for shear thickening systems. We also discuss how recent work has related the physics of shear thickening to that of granular materials and jammed systems. Since DST is described by models that require only simple generic interactions between particles, we outline the broader context of other concentrated many-particle systems such as foams and emulsions, and explain why DST is restricted to the parameter regime of hard-particle suspensions. Finally, we discuss some of the outstanding problems and emerging opportunities.

Eric Brown; Heinrich M. Jaeger

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

NIST Property Data Summaries  

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... 89, DC Lam, FF Lange, and AG Evans, Mechanical Properties of Partially ... Birchall, WJ Clegg, MA Harmer, K. Kendall, and DH Jones, Physical and ...

2007-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

276

Nanomaterials: Mechanics and Mechanisms (2008), by K.T. Ramesh  

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Mar 10, 2010 ... At nanoscale, matters show distinctly different behaviors from their bulk materials, from mechanical properties to physical and chemical...

277

Use of a region of the visible and near infrared spectrum to predict mechanical properties of wet wood and standing trees  

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In a method for determining the dry mechanical strength for a green wood, the improvement comprising: (a) illuminating a surface of the wood to be determined with a reduced range of wavelengths in the VIS-NIR spectra 400 to 1150 nm, said wood having a green moisture content; (b) analyzing the surface of the wood using a spectrometric method, the method generating a first spectral data of a reduced range of wavelengths in VIS-NIR spectra; and (c) using a multivariate analysis technique to predict the mechanical strength of green wood when dry by comparing the first spectral data with a calibration model, the calibration model comprising a second spectrometric method of spectral data of a reduced range of wavelengths in VIS-NIR spectra obtained from a reference wood having a green moisture content, the second spectral being correlated with a known mechanical strength analytical result obtained from the reference wood when dried and a having a dry moisture content.

Meglen, Robert R. (Boulder, CO); Kelley, Stephen S. (Evergreen, CO)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

The Effects of Ingot Composition and Conversion on the Mechanical ...  

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THE EFFECTS OF INGOT COMPOSITION AND CONVERSION ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND. MICROSTRUCTURAL RESPONSE OF GTD-

279

Rheological Properties of Feedstock Composed of Titanium Alloy ...  

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J10: Mechanical Properties and Welding Conditions of Monopile and Transition for Offshore Wind Plant J12: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of...

280

Representation of State Property Systems  

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A 'state property system' is the mathematical structure which models an arbitrary physical system by means of its set of states, its set of properties, and a relation of 'actuality of a certain property for a certain state'. We work out a new axiomatization for standard quantum mechanics, starting with the basic notion of state property system, and making use of a generalization of the standard quantum mechanical notion of 'superposition' for state property systems.

Diederik Aerts; Sylvia Pulmannova

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Reliability Program: PWR Internals Age-Related Material Properties, Degradation Mechanisms, Models, and Basis Data - State of Knowledge (MRP-211)  

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The purpose of this report is to summarize the current state-of-knowledge of neutron irradiation-induced property changes in austenitic stainless steels, principally solution-annealed Type 304 and 304L materials, cold-worked and solution-annealed Type 316 and 316L materials, and Type 308 weld metal. The age-related degradation models were evaluated by an expert panel assembled by EPRI and the Reactor Internals Focus Group (RI-FG). This panel endorsed models to be used in functionality evaluations and sug...

2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

282

Effective Thermal Transport Properties of Multifunctional ...  

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The mechanical or thermal properties of advanced materials are usually estimated by considering the geometry and the macroscale inspired material property...

283

Mechanical properties of Haynes Alloy 188 after exposure to LiF-22CaF2, air, and vacuum at 1093 K for periods up to 10,000 hours  

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As part of a program to provide reassurance that the cobalt-base superalloy Haynes Alloy 188 can adequately contain a LiF-CaF2 eutectic thermal energy storage salt, 4900- and 10,000-hr exposures of Haynes Alloy 188 to LiF-22CaF2, its vapor, vacuum, and air at 1093 K have been undertaken. Following such exposures, the microstructure has been characterized and the 77 to 1200 K tensile properties measured. In addition, 1050 K vacuum creep-rupture testing of as-received and molten salt- and vacuum-exposed samples has been undertaken. Although slight degradation of the mechanical properties of Haynes Alloy 188 due to prior exposure was observed, basically none of the losses could be ascribed to a particular environment. Hence, observed decreases in properties are due to thermal aging effects, not corrosive attack. In view of these findings, Haynes Alloy 188 is still deemed to be suitable for containment of the eutectic LiF-CaF2 thermal energy storage media. 8 refs.

Whittenberger, J.D. (NASA, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH (United States))

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Mechanical down jar mechanism  

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This paper describes a mechanical down jar mechanism for freeing stuck objects within a well bore and for conducting other down hole activities. It comprises: an elongate tubular housing having anvil means; mandrel means adapted for connection to an object to be moved downwardly within the well bore and being disposed in telescoping relation with the anvil means and the elongate tubular housing, the mandrel means adapted to be struck by the anvil means to impart a downwardly directed jarring force to the object; the elongate tubular housing having internal firing and recocking detent groove means located in axially spaced relation and forming a firing lug support land therebetween; a radially expandable and retractable firing lug assembly being disposed within the elongate tubular housing and in absence of force being applied axially thereto being radially restrained by the firing lug support land; load spring means being disposed within the elongate tubular housing and being in downward force transmitting relation with the firing lug assembly; recocking spring means being disposed within the elongate tubular housing and having upward axial force transmitting relation with the firing lug assembly.

Taylor, W.T.

1991-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTIES OF URANIUM-BASE ALLOYS CORROSION RESISTANT IN HIGH TEMPERATURE WATER. PART III. CORROSION MECHANISM OF URANIUM-BASE ALLOYS IN HIGH TEMPERATURE WATER  

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The factors affecting corrosion resistance both of bare and of clad uranium-base alloys are reviewed and a mechanism proposed for their corrosion behavior. For unclad gamma-phase uranium alloys exposed to a high temperature water corrodent, it is proposed that the corrosion rate is determined primarily by the oxidation of the alloy by water. This behavior is contrary to that of alpha uranium in which the corrosion rate is primarily determined by the formation and subsequent oxidation of a nonadherent hydride layer. In gamma- phase alloys the hydrogen released by the corrosion reaction, rather than forming the thermodynamically stable UH/sub 3/ phase, dissolves (at least in part) in the base metal where it precipitates as a metastable hydride. The amount of hydrogen absorbed by the metal and hence precipitating as the metastable hydride may be markedly reduced by the addition of hydrogen depolarizers such as nickel or platinum to the water or to the metal. Similarly the amount of absorbed hydrogen may be reduced by introducing sinks that preferentially absorb hydrogen. Both alpha uranium and zirconium were shown to be suitable sinks. Precipitated hydride hardens and embrittles the matrix and by its preferential corrosion eventually leads to discontinuous failure. The hydride may be made to precipitate in a less harmful manner by heat treatments which precipitate nucleating and hardening impurities. The mode of the precipitation is shown to be sensitive to stress; in fact, the assumption of elastic stress as contributing to hydride precipitation is considered necessary to explain the distribution of the precipitate during corrosion. In order to apply a gammaphase fuel alloy as a fuel element material, it is necessary primarily to reduce the amount of hydrogen absorbed by the fuel. This can be done by cladding the fuel with a zirconium- base alloy. Under such conditions it has been shown that fuel element lives in excess of 4 years should be obtainable with properly fabricated fuel elements before they are subject to corrosion failure. Optimum fuel element corrosion life can be achieved by decreasing the general corrosion rate, increasing the hydrogen solubility, increasing the hydrogen diffusion rate, and maintaining a proper clad-fuel bond. For uranium-base alloys such as U/sub 3/Si that do not form a hydride during hot water corrosion, use of a Zircaloy clad is unnecessary. Therefore, the development of alternate cladding materials such as Al for corrosion resistant fuel elements is predicted upon the development of uranium- base alloys that do not corrode by a hydride mechanism. In addition to U/sub 3/ both Zr-U alloys and the strained alpha uranium-base alloys do not appear to corrode by a hydride mechanism. (auth)

Burkart, M.W. ed.

1956-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Mechanical and transport properties of rocks at high temperatures and pressures. Task I. The physical nature of fracturing at depth. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The deformational behavior of granitic rocks is important to a wide variety of national and academic concerns. Both transient and steady state behavior at elevated temperature and pressure, in the presence and absence of excess H2O, have been investigated recently in solid pressure medium equipment and deformation mechanisms and empirical steady state flow laws have been determined. Efforts in the more precise gas and fluid pressure media apparatus have generally been concentrated on low pressure transient creep in order to evaluate effects of stress, temperature, pore pressure and, most recently, strain rate on failure times and static fatigue processes. Additional research is required and the stage is now set for a thorough physical understanding of the evolution from elastic-brittle, through transient (work-hardening)-semibrittle to steady-state-semibrittle to ductile flow of granitic rocks under both dry and wet (saline fluid pore pressure) conditions. 31 refs., 9 figs.

Carter, N.L.

1984-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

287

Experimental unsaturated soil mechanics  

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In this general report, experimental systems and procedures of investigating the hydro-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils are presented. The water retention properties of unsaturated soils are commented and linked to various physical parameters and properties of the soils. Techniques of controlling suction are described together with their adaptation in various laboratory testing devices. Some typical features of the mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils are presented within an elasto-plastic framework. An attempt to describe the numerous and significant recent advances in the investigation of the behaviour of unsaturated soils, including the contributions to this Conference, is proposed.

Delage, Pierre

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Microstructures and mechanical properties of electron beam-rapid manufactured Ti-6Al-4V biomedical prototypes compared to wrought Ti-6Al-4V  

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This study represents an exploratory characterization and comparison of electron-beam melted (EBM) or rapid manufacturing (RM) of Ti-6Al-4V components (from nominal 30 {mu}m diameter powder) with wrought products. Acicular {alpha} and associated {beta} microstructures observed by optical metallography and electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) are compared along with corresponding tensile test and hardness data; including the initial powder particles where the Vickers microindentation hardness averaged 5.0 GPa in comparison with the fully dense, EB manufactured product with an average microindentation hardness ranging from 3.6 to 3.9 GPa. This compared with wrought products where the Vickers microindentation hardness averaged 4.0 GPa. Values of UTS for the EBM samples averaged 1.18 GPa for elongations ranging from 16 to 25%. Biomaterials/biomedical applications of EBM prototypes in direct prosthesis or implant manufacturing from CT or MRI data are discussed in the context of this work, especially prospects for tailoring physical properties through EB control to achieve customized and optimized implant and prosthetic products direct from CT-scans.

Murr, L.E. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States)], E-mail: fekberg@utep.edu; Esquivel, E.V. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Quinones, S.A. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Keck Center for 3-D Innovation, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Gaytan, S.M.; Lopez, M.I.; Martinez, E.Y. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Medina, F. [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Keck Center for 3-D Innovation, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Hernandez, D.H.; Martinez, E.; Martinez, J.L.; Stafford, S.W.; Brown, D.K. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Hoppe, T.; Meyers, W. [Stratasys, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (United States); Lindhe, U. [Arcam AB, Moelndal (Sweden); Wicker, R.B. [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Keck Center for 3-D Innovation, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of helium on mechanical properties of model austenitic alloys, determined using sup 59 Ni isotopic tailoring and fast reactor irradiation  

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The objective of this effort is to study the separate and synergistic effects of helium and other important variables on the evolution of microstructure and macroscopic properties during irradiation of structural metals. The alloys employed in this study were nominally Fe-15Cr-25Ni, Fe-15Cr-25Ni-0.04P and Fe-15Cr-45Ni (wt %) in both the cold worked and annealed conditions. Tensile testing and microscopy continue on specimens removed from the first, second and third discharges of the {sup 59}Ni isotopic doping experiment. The results to date indicate that helium/dpa ratios typical of fusion reactors (4 to 19 appm/dpa) do not lead to significant changes in the yield strength of model Fe-Cr-Ni alloys. Measurements of helium generated in undoped specimens from the second and third discharges show that the helium/dpa ratio increases during irradiation in FFTF due to the production of {sup 59}Ni. In specimens doped with {sup 59}Ni prior to irradiation, the helium/dpa ratio can increase, decrease or remain the same during the second irradiation interval. This behavior occurs because the cross sections for the production and burnout of {sup 59}Ni are very sensitive to core location and the nature of neighboring components. 14 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

Hamilton, M.L.; Garner, F.A. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)); Oliver, B.M. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (USA))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Properties Hydrogen  

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Thermophysical Properties of Hydrogen. PROPERTIES, ... For information on a PC database that includes hydrogen property information click here. ...

291

Structural, mechanical, and electronic properties of TaB{sub 2}, TaB, IrB{sub 2}, and IrB: First-principle calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

First-principle calculations were performed to investigate the structural, elastic, and electronic properties of TaB{sub 2}, TaB, IrB{sub 2}, and IrB. The calculated equilibrium structural parameters, shear modulus, and Young's modulus of TaB{sub 2} are well consistent with the available experimental data, and TaB{sub 2} with P6/mmm space group has stronger directional bonding between ions than WB{sub 2}, OsB{sub 2}, IrN{sub 2}, and PtN{sub 2}. For TaB{sub 2}, the hexagonal P6/mmm structure is more stable than the orthorhombic Pmmn one, while for IrB{sub 2} the orthorhombic Pmmn structure is the most stable one. The high shear modulus of P6/mmm phase TaB{sub 2} is mainly due to the strong covalent pi-bonding of B-hexagon in the (0001) plane. Such a B-hexagon network can strongly resist against an applied [112-bar0] (0001) shear deformation. Correlation between the hardness and the elastic constants of TaB{sub 2} was discussed. The band structure shows that P6/mmm phase TaB{sub 2} and Pmmn phase IrB{sub 2} are both metallic. The calculations show that both TaB and IrB are elastically stable with the hexagonal P6{sub 3}/mmc structure. - Elastic constant c{sub 44} of TaB{sub 2} is calculated to be 235 GPa. This value is exceptionally high, exceeding those of WB{sub 2}, OsB{sub 2}, WB{sub 4}, OsN{sub 2}, IrN{sub 2}, and PtN{sub 2}.

Zhao Wenjie [Institute for Computational Materials Science, School of Physics and Electronics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004 (China); Wang Yuanxu, E-mail: wangyx@henu.edu.c [Institute for Computational Materials Science, School of Physics and Electronics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004 (China)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

292

Processing, Characterization and Properties of Honeycombs, Foams ...  

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... and geometries, properties (thermal/optical, physical, and mechanical), and applications (Insulation, substrates for reactions, bioengineering scaffolds, etc.).

293

Bohmian mechanics contradicts quantum mechanics  

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Bohmian mechanics contradicts quantum mechanics Arnold Neumaier Institut fur Mathematik, Universit://solon.cma.univie.ac.at/#24;neum/ Abstract. It is shown that, for a harmonic oscillator in the ground state, Bohmian mechanics and quantum mechanics predict values of opposite sign for certain time correlations. The discrepancy can

Neumaier, Arnold

294

Effect of Solder Microstructure on Mechanical and Thermal Shock ...  

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Critical tests were designed to couple the corresponding microstructure with mechanical and thermal shock properties. For thermal shock resistance of...

295

Microstructural and Mechanical Property Characterization of Aged ...  

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... 7500 hrs (llmonths). a) a-Cr is associated with the grain boundary b) A higher magnification of the grain boundary. Magnification: a) 3,000X b) 10,000X. 456...

296

Mechanical Properties of Metallic Closed Cellular Materials ...  

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Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composites for Space Propulsion System, Nozzle and Combustion Chamber Application in Japan Form Factor for the Design of...

297

Mechanical Properties of Additive Manufactured Materials and ...  

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Oct 18, 2011 ... Recently, ONR started a basic research program, cyber-enabled manufacturing systems (CeMS), that adds a computational architecture layer...

298

Microstructural and Mechanical Property Characterization of ...  

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strain rates from 1.33x 1 O-2 s-l to 1.33x 1 O-5 s-l. The test results are presented in tabular form in Table 3 and graphically in Figure 2. A plot of engineering...

299

Mechanical Properties and Rapid Consolidation of Binderless ...  

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Evaluation of High Energy Milling Behavior of ZnO Powders in Different .... Study on Magnetic-Gravity Combination Separation and Acid Leaching of a High...

300

Mechanical Properties and Interaction with Dislocations  

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Feb 16, 2010 ... Local relaxation of the boundary near the surface leads to a chevron-like defect of whose size and stability is related to the stacking fault energy...

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301

Environmentally Benign Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of ...  

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... of natural resource consumption and environmental problems throughout its life ... Ceramics for Tribological Applications in High Pressure Pumps for Gasoline...

302

Mechanical Properties of Advanced NF616 Steel  

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... of TIG Welded and Laser-surface Melted SUS 304 for Nuclear Power Plants ... Statistics of Grain Boundary Crystallography in Surrogates for Oxide Nuclear...

303

Mechanical Properties Relationships in lnconel 706 Superalloy  

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important end markets including power generation, chemical processing, and others. Successful utilization of large IN 706 forgings in critical components...

304

Mechanical Properties, Microstructures and Biocompatibility of Low ...  

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Microstructural Characteristics of Nano Calcium Phosphates Doped with Fluoride and Titanium Ions Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Nano Hydroxyapatite...

305

Corrosion Rates and Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline ...  

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Geometry Dependence of the Strain-driven Self-rolling of Semiconductor Nanotubes Gold Nano-Engineered Mercury Sensor for Alumina Refineries.

306

Modeling the Mechanical Properties of Gum Metal  

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... significantly, a feature that may also lead to pinning of dislocations. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation, and Toyota Motor Corporation.

307

Mechanical Properties, Corrosion Resistance and Microstructure of ...  

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The addition of titanium to standard 625 grade enhances the age-hardening response ... electron imaging, with high atomic number contrast (V = 10 kV, I - 7 nA),...

308

167 Normalizing Condition-Microstructures-Mechanical Properties ...  

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... gas household usage, of which consumption is constantly expanding especially in ... 019 Effect of Cooling Conditions on the Glass Forming Ability of the TeO2...

309

THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF STRIPA GRANITE  

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Energy and/or the Swedish. Nuclear Fuel $upply Company. Anyof Energy, or the Swedish Nuclear Fuel Supply Company.Joint Project of Swedish Nuclear Fuel Supply Co. Fack 10240

Swan, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Mechanical and Wear Properties of Ultrasonically Processed ...  

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Similar castings are made using carbon black inoculation alone. With the addition of 0.5 wt pct carbon black nanoparticles and application of high intensity

311

Mechanical Properties of Cellular Metals: Potential and ...  

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... emission and decreased consumption of expensive and dwindling resources. ... A Finite Element Analysis for Ring Rolling under a Step-wise Steady State Assumption ... Ab Initio Local Energy and Local Stress Calculations: Applications to .... Multi-resolution Modeling of the Dynamic Loading of Metal Matrix Composites.

312

Investigation on Microstructure and Dynamic Mechanical Properties ...  

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... and Welding Conditions of Monopile and Transition for Offshore Wind Plant ... Optimization of a New Polycrystalline Superalloy for Industrial Gas Turbines.

313

Room Temperature Mechanical Properties of Tin Telluride ...  

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High Thermal Energy Storage Density LiNO3-KNO3-NaNO2-KNO2 Quaternary Molten Salt System for Parabolic Trough Concentrating Solar Power Generation.

314

Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Graphene  

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JJ, in which the weak links are insulators, normal metals (the strength of the weak link between two superconducting

Bao, Wenzhong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

SRNL's Gupta Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical  

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Gupta Elected Fellow of Gupta Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) AIKEN, S.C. (May 29, 2012) - Narendra K. Gupta, a principal engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory, was elected as a Fellow of ASME. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disci- plines. The grade of Fellow recognizes outstanding engineering achievement; the distinction has only been granted to approximately 3 percent of ASME's 102,000 members. Gupta is a Registered Professional Engineer with 37 years of design and analysis experience, including 22 years in the design and analysis of systems and

316

Awards recognize outstanding innovation in Technology Transfer  

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Environment Feature Stories Public Reading Room: Environmental Documents, Reports LANL Home Phonebook Calendar Video Newsroom News Releases News Releases - 2011 August...

317

Celebrating 20 Years of Outstanding Young Leaders  

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Beesley 2001 Brent Heber Olson 2001 Kara Turner 2000 Richard Gurgel 2000 John Patrick Torgenson 1999 Eryn MaryLou Leyba 1991 Paula Quenemoen Bowman #12;NEENA PACK (2012) is a junior studying political science in 2008. He served as Campaign Finance Counsel for McCain-Palin 2008, Senator John McCain's presidential

Provancher, William

318

NETL Researcher Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Award  

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qualities sought for such awards. She currently serves as the technical coordinator for shale gas research, managing multiple projects within NETL's Office of Research and...

319

"PECASE: Outstanding early career research honored"  

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research in the Energy Citations Database Probing Correlated Electron Behavior in Uranium-235 Loading... Stop news scroll Most Visited Adopt-A-Doc DOE Data Explorer DOE Green...

320

Professional Preface, 8 (2): Outstanding Accomplishments  

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University of Maryland Left to right: Marta Vornbrock, Mike Flint, Allan Jaworski, and Von Cresce. Career Development. University of British Columbia Faculty...

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321

Facility Representative Program Outstanding at ID  

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protects not only the workers, but the public and the environment as well. Specifically, DOE orders say: "The purpose of the DOE Facility Representative Program is to ensure that...

322

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Valencia, Spain, 6-10 September 2010, 4AV.3.115 NON-LINEAR MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ETHYLENE-VINYL ACETATE (EVA) AND ITS  

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that address the issue of reliability and long-term stability need adequate models that incorporate these non of EVA rises by 2 orders of magnitude. Keywords: Encapsulation, Mechanics, PV Module, Modeling, Polymer mechanical analyses (DMA) and relaxation/creep experiments. Mechanical investigations of PV modules

323

Compliant mechanisms  

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The motivation for this work has been a variety of motions like navigation of pipelines, insertion operations in assembly, and gripping actions, which require the adaptation of the mechanism to the external constraints, rather than avoid them. To this effect, efforts have been made in building mechanisms that obtain the required degrees of freedom through deformations rather than explicit joints in them. Although the use of many joints provides the required number of degrees of freedom, it does so at the cost of making the system very bulky and complex. With the advent of new polymers, the possibility of building joint-free mechanisms that fulfil the requirements of adaptation has increased. Based on this approach, a Magneto Active Polymer (MAP) material has been developed here at the Texas A\\&M University, in which the actuation is performed by the conversion of electromagnetic energy into mechanical energy. The initial experimentation has proved the vast potential of the use of such a material and a few mechanisms like a magneto active peristaltic pump, have been designed and tested for the first time using this material. In this mechanism, the pumping action is obtained when a moving magnetic field produces peristaltic waves in the magneto active material shaped as a tube. Also for the first time, experiments have been conducted to analyze the response of the MAP material to a pulsating magnetic field with the intent of using the experimental results to develop a model of the MAP. In developing the design for the peristaltic pump and other conceptual models described in this thesis, ideas have been drawn from the different modes of locomotion and actuators present in lower organisms. These have been good sources of inspiration for the work done in this thesis and they have been documented in detail.

Venkataraghavan, Janarthanan T

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Acceleration Mechanisms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Glossary I. Background and context of the subject II. Stochastic acceleration III. Resonant scattering IV. Diffusive shock acceleration V. DSA at multiple shocks VI. Applications of DSA VII. Acceleration by parallel electric fields VIII. Other acceleration mechanisms IX. Future directions X. Appendix: Quasilinear equations XI. Bibliography

Melrose, D B

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures  

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Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Print Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Print Indium is a key material in lead-free solder applications for microelectronics due to its excellent wetting properties, extended ductility, and high electrical conductivity. With the size of electronic devices continuing to shrink and the promise of indium-based nanotechnologies, it is important to develop a fundamental understanding of this material's small-scale mechanical properties and reliability. Researchers from the University of Waterloo, California Institute of Technology, and Los Alamos National Laboratory have collaborated with a team at ALS Beamline 12.3.2 to investigate the small-scale mechanics of indium nanostructures. Scanning x-ray microdiffraction (μSXRD) studies revealed that the indium microstructure is typical of a well-annealed metal, containing very few initial dislocations and showing close-to-theoretical strength.

326

Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures  

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Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Print Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Print Indium is a key material in lead-free solder applications for microelectronics due to its excellent wetting properties, extended ductility, and high electrical conductivity. With the size of electronic devices continuing to shrink and the promise of indium-based nanotechnologies, it is important to develop a fundamental understanding of this material's small-scale mechanical properties and reliability. Researchers from the University of Waterloo, California Institute of Technology, and Los Alamos National Laboratory have collaborated with a team at ALS Beamline 12.3.2 to investigate the small-scale mechanics of indium nanostructures. Scanning x-ray microdiffraction (μSXRD) studies revealed that the indium microstructure is typical of a well-annealed metal, containing very few initial dislocations and showing close-to-theoretical strength.

327

Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures  

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Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Print Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Print Indium is a key material in lead-free solder applications for microelectronics due to its excellent wetting properties, extended ductility, and high electrical conductivity. With the size of electronic devices continuing to shrink and the promise of indium-based nanotechnologies, it is important to develop a fundamental understanding of this material's small-scale mechanical properties and reliability. Researchers from the University of Waterloo, California Institute of Technology, and Los Alamos National Laboratory have collaborated with a team at ALS Beamline 12.3.2 to investigate the small-scale mechanics of indium nanostructures. Scanning x-ray microdiffraction (μSXRD) studies revealed that the indium microstructure is typical of a well-annealed metal, containing very few initial dislocations and showing close-to-theoretical strength.

328

High pressure-high temperature effect on the HTSC ceramics structure and properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: high pressures-high temperatures, high temperature superconductors, mechanical properties, structure, superconductive

T. A. Prikhna

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Structure and Properties of Piezoelectric Sodium Bismuth Titanate ...  

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Presentation Title, Structure and Properties of Piezoelectric Sodium Bismuth Titanate ... Nanostructures and Their Potential for Mechanical Energy Scavenging.

330

Effect of O{sub 2} gas partial pressure on mechanical properties of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films deposited by inductively coupled plasma-assisted radio frequency magnetron sputtering  

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The effect of O{sub 2} partial pressure on the mechanical properties of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films is studied. Using films prepared by inductively coupled plasma-assisted radio frequency magnetron sputtering, the deposition rate of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} decreases rapidly when oxygen is added to the argon sputtering gas. The internal stresses in the films are compressive, with magnitude decreasing steeply from 1.6 GPa for films sputtered in pure argon gas to 0.5 GPa for films sputtered in argon gas at an O{sub 2} partial pressure of 0.89 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -2} Pa. Stress increases gradually with increasing O{sub 2} partial pressure. Using a nanoindentation tester with a Berkovich indenter, film hardness was measured to be about 14 GPa for films sputtered in pure argon gas. Hardness decreases rapidly on the addition of O{sub 2} gas, but increases when the O{sub 2} partial pressure is increased. Adhesion, measured using a Vickers microhardness tester, increases with increasing O{sub 2} partial pressure. Electron probe microanalyzer measurements reveal that the argon content of films decreases with increasing O{sub 2} partial pressure, whereas the O to Al composition ratio increases from 1.15 for films sputtered in pure argon gas to 1.5 for films sputtered in argon gas at O{sub 2} partial pressures over 2.4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -2} Pa. X-ray diffraction measurements reveal that films sputtered in pure argon gas have an amorphous crystal structure, whereas {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} is produced for films sputtered in argon gas with added O{sub 2} gas. Atomic force microscopy observations reveal that the surface topography of sputtered Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films changes from spherical to needlelike as O{sub 2} partial pressure is increased. Fracture cross sections of the films observed by scanning electron microscopy reveal that the film morphology exhibits no discernible features at all O{sub 2} partial pressures.

Fujiyama, Hirokazu; Sumomogi, Tsunetaka; Nakamura, Masayoshi [Faculty of Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, 3-30-1 Wajirohigashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295 (Japan); Faculty of Engineering, Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University, 6-20-1 Nakano, Aki-ku, Hiroshima 739-0321 (Japan)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

331

SUMMARY OF THE PROPERTIES OF NIOBIUM  

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A literature survey of the atomic, thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties and general information of niobium is reported. (J.E.D.)

McGlothlan, C.K.

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Coal slurries: physiochemical properties and processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The properties of coal slurries are considered in terms of physicochemical mechanics, and ways of intensifying their processing into marketable products are suggested.

E.G. Gorlov; O.G. Safiev; A.I. Seregin [Institute for Fossil Fuels, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

333

Mechanics of Interfacial Composite Materials  

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Recent experiments and simulations have demonstrated that particle-covered interfaces can exist in stable non-spherical shapes as a result of the steric jamming of the interfacially trapped particles, which confers the interface with solid-like properties. We provide an experimental and theoretical characterization of the mechanical properties of these armored objects, with attention given to the two-dimensional granular state of the interface. Small inhomogeneous stresses produce a plastic response while homogeneous stresses produce a weak elastic response. Shear-driven particle-scale rearrangements explain the basic threshold needed to obtain the near-perfect plastic deformation that is observed. Furthermore, the inhomogeneous stress state of the interface is exhibited experimentally by using surfactants to destabilize the particles on the surface. Since the interfacially trapped particles retain their individual characteristics, armored interfaces can be recognized as a kind of composite material with distinct chemical, structural and mechanical properties.

Anand Bala Subramaniam; Manouk Abkarian; L. Mahadevan; Howard A. Stone

2006-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

334

Mechanics Methodology for Textile Preform Composite Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NASA and its contractors have completed a program to develop a basic mechanics underpinning for textile composites. Three major deliverables were produced by the program: (1.) a set of test methods for measuring material properties and design allowables, ...

Jr Clarence C. Poe

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Key Physical Mechanisms in Nanostructured Solar Cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of the project was to study both theoretically and experimentally the excitation, recombination and transport properties required for nanostructured solar cells to deliver energy conversion efficiencies well in excess of conventional limits. These objectives were met by concentrating on three key areas, namely, investigation of physical mechanisms present in nanostructured solar cells, characterization of loss mechanisms in nanostructured solar cells and determining the properties required of nanostructured solar cells in order to achieve high efficiency and the design implications.

Dr Stephan Bremner

2010-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

336

Mechanical Behavior of a Cellulose-Based Scaffold in Vascular ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Comparative Study of the Compressive Mechanical Properties of Young and ... of Ti-6Al-4V for Medical Applications after Surface Modification by Anodization.

337

What quantum mechanics is trying to tell us  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents a novel interpretation of quantum mechanics. It extends the meaning of measurement to include all property-indicating facts. Intrinsically

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

An Intrusion Detection System Using Quantum-Mechanical Systems  

ORNL 2012-G00220/tcc UT-B ID 200701995 10.2012 An Intrusion Detection System Using Quantum-Mechanical Systems Technology Summary Securing property and ...

339

INDEXING MECHANISM  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is presented for loading and unloading fuel elements containing material fissionable by neutrons of thermal energy. The device comprises a combination of mechanical features Including a base, a lever pivotally attached to the base, an Indexing plate on the base parallel to the plane of lever rotation and having a plurality of apertures, the apertures being disposed In rows, each aperture having a keyway, an Index pin movably disposed to the plane of lever rotation and having a plurality of apertures, the apertures being disposed in rows, each aperture having a keyway, an index pin movably disposed on the lever normal to the plane rotation, a key on the pin, a sleeve on the lever spaced from and parallel to the index pin, a pair of pulleys and a cable disposed between them, an open collar rotatably attached to the sleeve and linked to one of the pulleys, a pin extending from the collar, and a bearing movably mounted in the sleeve and having at least two longitudinal grooves in the outside surface.

Kock, L.J.

1959-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

340

Mechanical Design  

SciTech Connect

The particle beam of the SXR (soft x-ray) beam line in the LCLS (Linac Coherent Light Source) has a high intensity in order to penetrate through samples at the atomic level. However, the intensity is so high that many experiments fail because of severe damage. To correct this issue, attenuators are put into the beam line to reduce this intensity to a level suitable for experimentation. Attenuation is defined as 'the gradual loss in intensity of any flux through a medium' by [1]. It is found that Beryllium and Boron Carbide can survive the intensity of the beam. At very thin films, both of these materials work very well as filters for reducing the beam intensity. Using a total of 12 filters, the first 9 being made of Beryllium and the rest made of Boron Carbide, the beam's energy range of photons can be attenuated between 800 eV and 9000 eV. The design of the filters allows attenuation for different beam intensities so that experiments can obtain different intensities from the beam if desired. The step of attenuation varies, but is relative to the thickness of the filter as a power function of 2. A relationship for this is f(n) = x{sub 0}2{sup n} where n is the step of attenuation desired and x{sub 0} is the initial thickness of the material. To allow for this desired variation, a mechanism must be designed within the test chamber. This is visualized using a 3D computer aided design modeling tool known as Solid Edge.

2010-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Physical Properties  

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"The Thermophysical Properties of Bulk Metallic Glass-Forming Liquids" ( Overview), R. Busch, July 2000, pp. 39-42. "Using High-Temperature Superconductors...

342

Nonlinear mechanics of thermoreversibly associating dendrimer glasses  

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We model the mechanics of associating trivalent dendrimer network glasses with a focus on their energy dissipation properties. Various combinations of sticky bond (SB) strength and kinetics are employed. The toughness (work-to-fracture) of these systems displays a surprising deformation-protocol dependence; different association parameters optimize different properties. In particular, "strong, slow" SBs optimize strength, while "weak, fast" SBs optimize ductility via self-healing during deformation. We relate these observations to breaking, reformation, and partner-switching of SBs during deformation. These studies point the way to creating associating-polymer network glasses with tailorable mechanical properties.

Arvind Srikanth; Robert S. Hoy; Berend C. Rinderspacher; Jan W. Andzelm

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

343

Physicalism versus quantum mechanics  

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Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. (Princeton UniversityMind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics, (Springer, Berlin & NewMindful Universe: Quantum Mechanics and the Participating

Stapp, Henry P; Theoretical Physics Group; Physics Division

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Contact Mechanics Based Mechanical Characterization of Portland Cement Paste  

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Current research interest in multi-scale modeling of cement paste requires accurate characterization of the time-dependent mechanical properties of the material, particularly the C-S-H phase. Nanoindentation is evaluated as a tool for measuring both the instantaneous and the short-term viscoelastic properties of cement paste. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) based indentation is compared to conventional nanoindentaion in measuring mechanical properties of cement pastes. Time-dependent solutions are derived to characterize creep indentation tests performed on hardened cement paste and to extract the time-dependent properties. The effect of approximating C-S-H viscoelastic properties with a time-independent Poisson's ratio is discussed, and arguments for utilizing a time-independent Poisson's ratio for short-term response are presented. In evaluating AFM as a mechanical characterization tool, various analytical and numerical modeling approaches are compared. The disparities between the numerical self-consistent approach and analytical solutions are determined and reported. The measured elastic Young's modulus values acquired by AFM indentation tests are compared to Young's modulus values from nanoindentation measurements from cement paste. These results show that the calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) phase of hydrated portland cement has different properties on the nanometric scale than on the micron scale. Packing density of C-S-H particles is proposed as an explanation for the disparity in the measured results. The AFM measured uniaxial viscoelastic compliance values are compared to similar values obtained with traditional nanoindentation for the same material. The comparison of these results shows that the calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) phase of portland cement has similar but distinct properties on the sub micron scale than on the micron scale. Additionally, the effect of moisture is evaluated by controlling the relative humidity (RH) of the testing environment between 40% and 100% plus, or wet. The viscoelastic compliance appears to be highest at 40% RH and the material appears to be less compliant at higher relative humidity levels. Possible mechanisms controlling the viscoelastic deformation are presented and evaluated in conjunction with the moisture related poromechanical effect.

Jones, Christopher

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Nanocrystalline alloys : enhanced strengthening mechanisms and mechanically-driven structural evolution  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nanocrystalline materials have experienced a great deal of attention in recent years, largely due to their impressive array of physical properties. In particular, nanocrystalline mechanical behavior has been of interest, ...

Rupert, Timothy J. (Timothy John)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Single Cell Mechanics BIOMATERIALS  

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Single Cell Mechanics BIOMATERIALS Our goal is to develop fundamental tools to measure the response of live cells to mechanical stimulation. The mechanisms by which cells convert mechanical forces evaluate the underlying mechanisms of cell mechanics. Objective Impact and Customers · Cancer, heart

347

Mechanisms of gas bubble retention  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Retention and episodic release of flammable gases are critical safety concerns regarding double-shell tanks (DSTs) containing waste slurries. Previous investigations have concluded that gas bubbles are retained by the slurry that has settled at the bottom of the DST. However, the mechanisms responsible for the retention of these bubbles are not well understood. In addition, the presence of retained gas bubbles is expected to affect the physical properties of the sludge, but essentially no literature data are available to assess the effect of these bubbles. The rheological behavior of the waste, particularly of the settled sludge, is critical to characterizing the tendency of the waste to retain gas bubbles. The objectives of this study are to elucidate the mechanisms contributing to gas bubble retention and release from sludge such as is in Tank 241-SY-101, understand how the bubbles affect the physical properties of the sludge, develop correlations of these physical properties to include in computer models, and collect experimental data on the physical properties of simulated sludges with bubbles. This report presents a theory and experimental observations of bubble retention in simulated sludge and gives correlations and new data on the effect of gas bubbles on sludge yield strength.

Gauglitz, P.A.; Mahoney, L.A.; Mendoza, D.P.; Miller, M.C.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Property:Wavemaking Description | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Description Description Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Wavemaking Description Property Type Text Pages using the property "Wavemaking Description" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Alden Large Flume + Wave generators not yet designed Alden Small Flume + Period adjustable electronically, height adjustable mechanically Alden Wave Basin + Period adjustable electronically, height adjustable mechanically C Carderock Maneuvering & Seakeeping Basin + Irregular waves with a spectrum resembling typical ocean wave patterns with appropriate scale reductions. Carderock Tow Tank 2 + Irregular waves with a spectrum resembling typical ocean wave patterns with appropriate scale reductions Carderock Tow Tank 3 + Irregular waves with a spectrum resembling typical ocean wave patterns with appropriate scale reductions.

349

Thermomechanical properties and performance of microfabricated solid oxide fuel cell ([mu]SOFC) structures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The mechanical properties of a ceramic electrolyte, sputtered yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), in thin film (SOFCs (SOFCs) ...

Yamamoto, Namiko

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

WHAT PHYSICAL QUANTITIES MAKE SENSE IN NONEQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS?  

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WHAT PHYSICAL QUANTITIES MAKE SENSE IN NONEQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS? by David Ruelle*. Abstract. Statistical mechanics away from equilibrium is in a formative stage, where general concepts;1 Introduction. Statistical mechanics, as seen by Boltzmann, is an attempt to understand the bulk properties

Ruelle, David

351

NETL: Methane Hydrates - DOE/NETL Projects - Properties of Hydrate...  

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is to measure physical, chemical, mechanical, and hydrologic property changes in methane hydrate-bearing sediments subjected to injection of carbon dioxide and nitrogen....

352

Structure and Property Comparison of Allvac 718Plus Alloy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Industrial gas turbine disk material evolution reflects the pursuit of improved thermo-mechanical processing behavior and properties. Early industrial gas...

353

J13: Enhancing the Physical and Chemical Properties of Ceramic ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A10: Mechanical Properties and Weld-Ability of Laser Welded Metal Bellows ..... J5: Electrical Conductivity of Diesel-Biodiesel Blends Evaluated by the...

354

Structure-Property Relationship of Ultrafine Grained Titanium ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mathematical Modeling of Coke Bed Gasification ... Mechanical Properties and Biocompatibility in-vitro and in-vivo of Plasma Sprayed Carbon Nanotube...

355

Tensile Properties of Processed FDM Polycarbonate Material  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Design of Pre-Weakening and Evaluation of Structural Safety for Explosive ... Crystallization Temperature of Pd-Cu-Si System Using Integrated Thin Film Samples ... Mechanical Properties of 5083 Aluminium Welds after Manual and Automatic...

356

Electrokinetic properties of the mammalian tectorial membrane  

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The tectorial membrane (TM) clearly plays a mechanical role in stimulating cochlear sensory receptors, but the presence of fixed charge in TM constituents suggests that electromechanical properties also may be important. ...

Ghaffari, Roozbeh

357

MechanicalTesting  

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structures, validation of encapsulant cure stress models, development of frac- ture mechanics tests for use in adhesion studies and understanding the failure mechanism of...

358

CARTESIAN MECHANICS* Sophie Roux  

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1 CARTESIAN MECHANICS* Sophie Roux (Centre Alexandre Koyré, EHESS, Paris) Introduction For many the search for a mathematical treatment of phenomena, on the other hand the demand for mechanical as the typical mechanical philosopher, and contrasted as such to the founder of mechanics as a science, namely

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

359

INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICS OF A CONTINUOUS MEDIUM Lawrence E. Malvern Professor of Mechanics princi- ples common to all branches of solid and fluid mechanics, designed to appeal to the intuition science. The book arose from the need to provide a general preparation in contin- uum mechanics

Kaminski, Edouard

360

Mechanism of pressure welding  

SciTech Connect

Thesis. The mechanism in polycrystalline aluminum, copper, silver, and gold was investigated. (19 figures) (DLC)

Mohamed, H.A.E.F.

1973-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Graduate quantum mechanics reform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We address four main areas in which graduatequantum mechanics education can be improved: course content

L. D. Carr; S. B. McKagan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Window Properties  

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Window Properties: measurements, simulations and ratings Window Properties: measurements, simulations and ratings Determining the thermal and optical performance of window systems is essential to researchers striving to develop improved products and to window manufacturers who need to demonstrate the energy performance of their products to architects, engineers, builders, and the general public. LBNL is involved in basic research in this field, in developing software and test procedures to analyze and quantify window heat transfer and optics, and in developing standards and rating procedures. Infrared Laboratory experiments provide surface temperature maps of window products. A companion Traversing System measures air velocity and air temperatures near the surface of test specimens. The MoWiTT facility provides accurate measurements of the heat flow through complete window systems subjected to real weather conditions. MoWiTT results have been used to validate the performance of emerging technologies and research prototypes as well as to validate thermal performance models.

363

Miscellaneous Properties  

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Table 24   Room temperature values of miscellaneous properties of beryllium...10 -6 (diamagnetic) Photoelectric work function, eV 3.92 Electron work function (polycrystal), eV 4.98 (depends on surface cleanliness) Ionization potential for neutral atom, eV 9.3227 Electron-binding energy for 1s (K) level, eV 111.5 Source: Ref 1 , 4 , 11 , 32...

364

NSLS Mechanical Tech  

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Mechanical Tech Mechanical Tech The Mechanical Technician group is supervised by Robert Scheuerer and consists of Mechanical Technicians with fabrication/machining, assembly, installation, and alignment/surveying skills. This group also serves as an interface to Central Fabrication Services when more complex or larger fabrication efforts are needed. The Mechanical Tech group is responsible for fabricating, installing, aligning, and troubleshooting the mechanical hardware used on NSLS and SDL accelerators, front ends, and User beamlines, often starting solely from Mechanical Design group drawings or CAD files. The Mechanical Tech Group is responsible for the fabrication, assembly and installation of components at the NSLS. These components include all mechanical assemblies and RF cavities. Another part of their job is to

365

Property Relations  

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Table 1   Critical properties and van der Waals constants, SI units...(O 2 ) 154.4 50.5 0.0741 0.290 1.369 0.0315 Propane (C 3 H 8 ) 370 42.7 0.195 0.276 9.315 0.0900 Sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) 431 78.7 0.124 0.268 6.837 0.0568 Water (H 2 O) 647.3 220.9 0.0558 0.230 5.507 0.0304...

366

Internal pipe attachment mechanism  

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An attachment mechanism is described for repairing or extending fluid carrying pipes, casings, conduits, etc. utilizing one-way motion of spring tempered fingers to provide a mechanical connection between the attachment mechanism and the pipe. The spring tempered fingers flex to permit insertion into a pipe to a desired insertion depth. The mechanical connection is accomplished by reversing the insertion motion and the mechanical leverage in the fingers forces them outwardly against the inner wall of the pipe. A seal is generated by crushing a sealing assembly by the action of setting the mechanical connection. 6 figures.

Bast, R.M.; Chesnut, D.A.; Henning, C.D.; Lennon, J.P.; Pastrnak, J.W.; Smith, J.A.

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

367

The Department of Mechanical Engineering --Engineering Mechanics  

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, Missile, Research, Development and Engineering Directorate's Propulsion Iaborato'. Ills primaly areas of research are in numerical combustion, and the thermal and mechanical aging ofnitrate esterpropellants decomposition and combustion. Stabilizers are added to the propellants to neutralize the decomposition products

Endres. William J.

368

24.111 Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2002  

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Quantum mechanics is said to describe a world in which physical objects often lack "definite" properties, indeterminism creeps in at the point of "observation," ordinary logic does not apply, and distant events are perfectly ...

Hall, Edward J. (Edward Jonathon), 1966-

369

Dynamic Atomic Mechanisms of Plasticity of Metallic Nanowires and ...  

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Design of Pre-Weakening and Evaluation of Structural Safety for Explosive ... Crystallization Temperature of Pd-Cu-Si System Using Integrated Thin Film Samples ... Mechanical Properties of 5083 Aluminium Welds after Manual and Automatic...

370

THE EFFECT OF LASER WELDING PROCESS PARAMETERS ON THE MECHANICAL...  

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1 Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 283-287 (2000) 1206 THE EFFECT OF LASER WELDING PROCESS PARAMETERS ON THE MECHANICAL AND MICROSTRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF V-4Cr-4Ti STRUCTURAL...

371

The structure and mechanics of nanofibrillar cellulose foams  

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Crystalline nanofibrillar cellulose has remarkable mechanical properties: a Young's modulus of about 130 GPa and a tensile strength in the range of 7501000 MPa. Recently, there has been increasing interest in exploiting ...

Ali, Zubaidah Mohammed

372

Compliant mechanism learning toolkit  

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This thesis concerns a toolkit designed to assist in learning the behavior of complaint mechanisms. In the design of complaint mechanisms, increasingly complicated designs behave in ways that are harder to intuitively ...

Allard, Nicholas (Nicholas A.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Mechanically Robust and Bioadhesive Collagen and Photocrosslinkable Hyaluronic Acid Semi-Interpenetrating Networks  

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In this work, we present a class of hydrogels that leverage the favorable properties of the photo-cross-linkable hyaluronic acid (HA) and semi-interpenetrating collagen components. The mechanical properties of the ...

Brigham, Mark D.

374

QUICK QUANTUM MECHANICS ---Introduction ---  

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QUICK QUANTUM MECHANICS --- Introduction --- The following notes are intended to be a supplement to your study of Liboff's ``Introductory Quantum Mechanics.'' They are not an alternative! My purpose here of Classical Mechanics After Newton found his equations of motion, physicists knew they would have to wait

Jackson, Andrew D.

375

Preparation and formation mechanism of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous (3DOM) MgO, MgSO{sub 4}, CaCO{sub 3}, and SrCO{sub 3}, and photonic stop band properties of 3DOM CaCO{sub 3}  

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Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous (3DOM) magnesium (Mg) oxide (MgO), MgSO{sub 4}, calcium (Ca) carbonate (CaCO{sub 3}), and strontium (Sr) carbonate (SrCO{sub 3}) were prepared using a colloidal crystal of polymer spheres as a template. Ethanol or ethanol-water solution of metal salts (acetate or nitrate) and citric acid was infiltrated into the void of the colloidal crystal template of a monodispersed poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) sphere. Heating of this PMMA-metal salt-citric acid composite produced the desired well-ordered 3DOM materials with a high pore fraction, which was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) diffuse reflectance spectra. The presence of citric acid is crucial for production of the 3DOM structures. Reaction of citric acid with metal salt produces metal citrate solid in the void of PMMA spheres, which is necessary to maintain the 3DOM structure during the calcination process. 3DOM CaCO{sub 3} shows opalescent colors because of it's photonic stop band properties. - Graphical abstract: Well-ordered 3-dimensionally ordered macroporous MgO, MgSO{sub 4}, CaCO{sub 3}, and SrCO{sub 3} materials were obtained in a high pore fraction. Highlights: > An easy preparation method of 3D ordered macroporous (3DOM) MgO, MgSO{sub 4}, CaCO{sub 3}, and SrCO{sub 3} materials. > Their structural characterization. > Their formation mechanism. > Photonic properties of 3DOM CaCO{sub 3}.

Sadakane, Masahiro, E-mail: sadakane09@hiroshima-u.ac.jp [Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, 1-4-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan); Kato, Rika; Murayama, Toru [Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, N-21, W-10, Sapporo 001-0021 (Japan); Ueda, Wataru, E-mail: ueda@cat.hokudai.ac.jp [Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, N-21, W-10, Sapporo 001-0021 (Japan)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

376

HYDRAULIC SERVO CONTROL MECHANISM  

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A hydraulic servo control mechanism of compact construction and low fluid requirements is described. The mechanism consists of a main hydraulic piston, comprising the drive output, which is connected mechanically for feedback purposes to a servo control piston. A control sleeve having control slots for the system encloses the servo piston, which acts to cover or uncover the slots as a means of controlling the operation of the system. This operation permits only a small amount of fluid to regulate the operation of the mechanism, which, as a result, is compact and relatively light. This mechanism is particuiarly adaptable to the drive and control of control rods in nuclear reactors. (auth)

Hussey, R.B.; Gottsche, M.J. Jr.

1963-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

377

Functional Properties Group Homepage  

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... Defect Structures and Electronic Properties of GrapheneGraphene and related materials have remarkable physical properties, such as high ...

2013-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

378

Mechanical behavior of tissue simulants and soft tissues under extreme loading conditions  

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Recent developments in computer-integrated surgery and in tissue-engineered constructs necessitate advances in experimental and analytical techniques in characterizing properties of mechanically compliant materials such ...

Kalcioglu, Zeynep Ilke

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Toward the assessment of mechanical robustness of ceramic multilayer capacitors (MLCs)  

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The present study consisted of two efforts: the measurement of several mechanical properties of dielectric ceramics in MLCs and the consideration of what effects other parameters have on MLC mechanical reliability or robustness.

Wereszczak, A.A.; Breder, K.; Riester, L.; Kirkland, T.P.; Bridge, R.J.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

07 - The Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Inconel 718 ...  

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Cast Alloys for Advanced Ultra Supercritical Steam Turbines Castability of 718Plus Alloy for Structural Gas Turbine Engine Components Casting Superalloys...

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Mechanical Properties of Materials with Emphasis on Grain-Size ...  

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July 29, 2010 ... In this contribution an overview of the fracture behaviour of various metals ranging from one phase ultrafine grained bcc and fcc ... and Materials Science, Russian Academy of Sciences; 2Ufa State Aviation Technical University

382

054 Processing and Mechanical Properties of Bulk and Multilayer ...  

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... of LiMnxFe1-xPO4 Glass and Glass-Ceramics for Lithium Ion Battery .... and Comparing the Inhibition Effect of Chromate, Bromate and Molybdate on the...

383

Counter-ion Dynamics and the Mechanical Properties of Fuel ...  

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... of the measured magnetic specific heat (CM) peak. ... of magnetic excitations: a rapid transfer of intensity ... as low MW acrylate polymer salt and high ...

2006-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

384

Mechanical Properties of a Medium Carbon Low Alloy Steel ...  

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Weld Simulation in X100 Pipeline Steel Weldability of a 700MPa Grade Low Carbon Bainitic Steel Produced by CSP Why and How Lath Martensite Was...

385

The Effect of Phosphorous on Mechanical Properties of Alloy 718  

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(13) W. D. Cao, R. L. Kennedy, and A. Choudhury, Met. Trans., 24A ... (15) W. D. Cao and R. L. Kennedy, Effect of Minor Elements on Microsegregation in.

386

Evolution of the Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Ramming Paste ...  

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This anthracite and coal tar pitch mixture bakes during the cell start-up and chemical ... and Air Permeability Through Process Optimization and Coke Blending.

387

Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of a Low Cobalt Wrought ...  

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foreign sources for those metals. During the three year life of the COSAM program considerable progress was made ... (1900 OF) and oil quenched. The high...

388

Effect of Mg on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of copper ...  

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Abstract Scope, Copper coated short carbon fiber reinforced aluminum alloy matrix composites have been prepared with 0.3-1.5 wt% Mg as alloying addition by...

389

Effect of Neutron Radiation on Mechanical Properties of Nanograin ...  

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Symposium, Material Science Advances Using Test Reactor Facilities ... We report here some preliminary results on conventional grained (38 micrometers) and...

390

F4: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Mn-Based ...  

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G8: Low-Cost Corrosion Monitoring Sensors Based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology G9: The Protection of Iron Reducing Bacteria (

391

Modelling the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Austempered Ductile Irons  

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Yescas-Gonzles, Miguel Angel

2002-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

392

Modelling of Mechanical Properties of Ferritic Weld Metals  

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Lalam, Sree Harsha

2000-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

393

The Mechanical Property Response of Turbine Disks Produced ...  

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turbine under extreme operating conditions. In this investigation, the powder UDIMETB Alloy 720 was produced using an advanced gas atomization nozzle in.

394

Manufacturing and Mechanical Properties of a Large Size Alloy 706 ...  

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A large Ni-base superalloy 706 disk for advanced gas turbines was trial ... Increased firing temperatures have helped the fuel efficiency of gas turbine based...

395

Strain Rate Dependence of Mechanical Properties and Failure ...  

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Study of Composite Materials Application for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blades Sustainability, Recycling, and Waste Treatment in the Aluminum Industry .

396

Physical and mechanical properties of mixed comrind and hardwood  

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Forestry Univ., Harbin, China (guangpingh@hotmail.com); Professor, School of Renewable Natural Resources Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China (duanchitosan

397

Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Inconel 625 and 718 ...  

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7 18 ALLOYS PROCESSED BY POWDER INJECTION MOLDING .... high sintering temperature, as well as by precipitation of Laves phases at the grain...

398

Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Silica/Epoxy Nano ...  

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Application of Biomass Waste Materials in the Nano Mineral Synthesis ... Effect of Initial Microstructure on the Processing of Titanium Using Equal ... of Ferroelectric Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride-Trifluoroethylene) Copolymer Films ... Sonochemistry as a Tool for Synthesis of Ion-Substituted Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles.

399

Mechanical Properties of Aluminum-Based Composites Reinforced ...  

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... as Shielding Materials for Electromagnetic Interference and Radiation Shielding ... for Nuclear Power Plant Steam Generators during Cold-Working Process.

400

Effect of Tungsten on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties ...  

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... in the pulverize coal-fired power plants since higher operating temperature and .... Microstructural Observations and Electromagnetic Interference Shielding...

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Hanford Sludge Simulant Selection for Soil Mechanics Property Measurement  

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The current System Plan for the Hanford Tank Farms uses relaxed buoyant displacement gas release event (BDGRE) controls for deep sludge (i.e., high level waste [HLW]) tanks, which allows the tank farms to use more storage space, i.e., increase the sediment depth, in some of the double-shell tanks (DSTs). The relaxed BDGRE controls are based on preliminary analysis of a gas release model from van Kessel and van Kesteren. Application of the van Kessel and van Kesteren model requires parametric information for the sediment, including the lateral earth pressure at rest and shear modulus. No lateral earth pressure at rest and shear modulus in situ measurements for Hanford sludge are currently available. The two chemical sludge simulants will be used in follow-on work to experimentally measure the van Kessel and van Kesteren model parameters, lateral earth pressure at rest, and shear modulus.

Wells, Beric E.; Russell, Renee L.; Mahoney, Lenna A.; Brown, Garrett N.; Rinehart, Donald E.; Buchmiller, William C.; Golovich, Elizabeth C.; Crum, Jarrod V.

2010-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

402

The Mechanical Properties of In-Situ Composites  

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Note that the yield stress and the proportional limit increase at a similar rate with increasing volume fraction of TiB2. Thus, the observed increase in strength is...

403

High Temperature Mechanical Properties of CMSX4 + Yttrium Single ...  

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The plots of elastic and plastic strain components vs. number of cycles to failure at ... in order to obtain a symmetrical strain variation similar to that of LCF tests,...

404

Precipitates and Mechanical Properties in Modified 718 Alloys  

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y '/y structure was obtained in one alloy and a compact y '/y structure in the ... by the size and spacing of the non-compact y '/y precipitates being more...

405

267_5_Rheology_and_Mechanical_Properties_of_Fats  

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AOCS Press, Urbana, IL 61802 2012 by AOCS Press. All rights reserved. No part of this PDF may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission of the publisher. To order more AOCS products, please visit our web

406

Mechanical Properties of a New Higher-Temperature Multiphase ...  

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(fee), high temperature form of cobalt to a network along the (111) planes of plates of ... iron to reduce the mix cost as much as possible. A large number of independent ..... decrease in energy to failure was observed .... 1980 (

407

Effect of Milling Process on Mechanical Properties of Fully ...  

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This research is sponsored by the U.S. DOE, Office of EERE Industrial Technologies Program, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 with UT-Battelle, LLC.

408

Mechanical Properties of Tensile Tested Coir Fiber Reinforced ...  

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Lignocellulosic-Based Carbon Fibers from Biofuel Production Wastes Magnesium Sheets Produced by Extrusion Magnetite Formation Observed with TEM on...

409

Effect of HIP Temperature on Mechanical Properties and ...  

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Effects of Alloying Elements on Shear Deformation and Stacking Fault of FCC Ni: A First-Principles Study Friction Stir Welding and Processing of Nickel Based...

410

Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Block Copolymer Gels ...  

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First Principles Modeling of Shape Memory Alloy Magnetic Refrigeration Materials ... of Lithium Battery Materials LiMPO4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni): A Comparative ... Forming-Crush Simulation Optimization Using Internal State Variable Model.

411

Improvement of Mechanical Properties of HPDC A356 Alloy through ...  

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Evolution of ESR Technology and Equipment for Long Hollow Ingots Manufacture ... Phosphorus Partitioning During EAF Refining of DRI Based Steel.

412

Multifunctional composites and structures with integrated mechanical and electromagnetic properties  

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14 Figure 2.2: Hand-layup of prepreg with embedded copperwire-arrangement jig. Hand-layup of wires. A finished epoxy/are stacked. Figure 2.2: Hand-layup of prepreg with embedded

Amirkhizi, Alireza Vakil

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

The Mechanical Property and Potential Biomedical Applications of ...  

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Based on the micro-CT and SEM observation, we confirmed that the cuttlebone could ... Catalysts by Using the Metal Ion-reducing Bacterium Shewanella Algae.

414

Impact of Casting Superheat on the Mechanical Properties of ...  

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Corrosion and Materials Degradation in Microturbines Development of Cast Alumina-Forming Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloys Effect of Al-Substitution and...

415

Microstructure/Texture-mechanical Property Correlation of Mg Nano ...  

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In view of average matrix grain size, similar grain refinement was witnessed owing to company of either Bi2O3 or B4C nano-particles. Further grain refinement...

416

Improved Mechanical Properties of Cermet Coatings as a Function ...  

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Oxidation Studies of HVAS-sprayed Nanostructured Coatings at Elevated Temperature Oxide Based Thermal Sprayed Coatings for Metal Dusting Applications.

417

Interface Structures, Defects, and Mechanical Properties at fcc-bcc ...  

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... Cu-Nb composites exhibit high strength and enhanced radiation damage tolerance. ... Modeling of the Mobility of Boundaries of Deformation Twins in Alpha-Iron ... Characterization of Reaction Layers in Mn1.5Co1.5O4 Coated Fuel Cell...

418

Mechanical Properties of New High Strength Austenitic Steel for ...  

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... which encourages the extensive applications to low temperature services with a big cost competitiveness, in particular structural materials for LNG storage and ...

419

Roles of collagen fibrils on the mechanical properties of skin  

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Microbial synthesis and fabrication of palladium nanoparticle catalysts by using the metal ion-reducing bacterium Shewanella algae Micromechanical...

420

Thermal Stability and Mechanical Properties of nanocrystalline Fe ...  

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Nickel Recovery from Sukinda Chromite Overburden Using Shewanella Putrefaciens Optimization of Process Parameters on the Siffusion Bonding of a...

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421

Microstructure and mechanical properties of bamboo in compression  

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Bamboo has received much interest recently as a construction material due to its strength, rapid growth, and abundance in developing nations such as China, India, and Brazil. The main obstacle to the widespread use of ...

Gerhardt, Michael R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Characterization of Mechanical Property Variation across an Inertia ...  

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Development of High Temperature Steels for Advanced Ultrasupercritical Steam Turbines Dislocation Glide through Non-randomly Distributed Point Obstacles.

423

Fabrication, structure and mechanical properties of indium nanopillars  

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been constructed with indium oxide (In2O3)nanowires [18].and Cho [20], the native indium oxide thickness is 5nm atin nature. The native indium oxide represents 40% of the

Lee, Gyuhyon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Studies of Mechanical Properties and Effects of Current II  

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Mar 12, 2012 ... It is known that diffusion rates through tin can vary greatly depending ... Effect Of Alloying Elements On Electrification-Fusion Phenomenon Of...

425

Sintering Behavior, Mechanical Properties and Wear Performance of ...  

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Atomic -Scale Characterization of Nb-Doped SrTiO?3 Nanostructures for .... Metal Oxide Nanofibers Produced by a ForceSpinning Method for Battery Electrodes.

426

Mechanical Properties of a Barium Silicate Glass Seal for Solid ...  

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Models to describe the relationship between wetting behavior and viscous flow ... Novel Heterostructure: Novel High Capacity Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries.

427

Mechanical Properties and Laminate Structure of Arapaimas Gigas ...  

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Fabrication of a Cellulosic Nanocomposite Scaffold with Improved Supermolecular Structure as a Potential Cardiovascular Tissue-Engineered Graft .

428

Nanoscopic Dynamic Mechanical Properties of a Mineralized Tissue  

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Fabrication of a Cellulosic Nanocomposite Scaffold with Improved Supermolecular Structure as a Potential Cardiovascular Tissue-Engineered Graft .

429

Microstructural, Mechanical and Fatigue Properties of Cobalt Alloys  

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composition: Cr 25, W 5, C 1.2, stellite 6 type) were produced either by casting or by sintering (hot isostatic pressing) and subjected to microstructural...

430

Optimisation of the Mechanical Properties of a New PM Superalloy ...  

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Thin foils were prepared by electrochemical polishing in a twin- jet polisher using a solution of 45 % acetic acid, 45 % butylcellosolve and 10 % perchloric acid,...

431

Effect of Aluminum Content on Mechanical Properties and Thermal ...  

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Synthesis and Characterization of Plasma Polymerized Thin Films Deposited from Benzene and Hexamethyldisiloxane Using (PECVD) Method Synthesis and...

432

Mechanical Properties of Twin Wire Arc Sprayed Inconel Coating ...  

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Synthesis and Characterization of Plasma Polymerized Thin Films Deposited from Benzene and Hexamethyldisiloxane Using (PECVD) Method Synthesis of...

433

Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the Fusion and Heat ...  

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Synthesis and Characterization of Plasma Polymerized Thin Films Deposited from Benzene and Hexamethyldisiloxane Using (PECVD) Method Synthesis and...

434

Grain Size Effects on the Mechanical Properties of Bulk Structural ...  

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Unconventional Short-Term Glow Discharge Nitriding of 316l Austenitic Steel Using Accumulative Roll Bonding to Process Ultrafine Grained...

435

Atomistic Modeling of Solute Atom Effect on Mechanical Properties ...  

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D8: Study of Rack and Chord Assembly Formability for Jack-up Platforms ... Zone of Zr-Ti Microalloyed High-strength High-toughness Offshore Structural Steels.

436

Chirality-Mediated Mechanical and Structural Properties of ...  

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... The NSD value is a quantitative indicator of the structural similarity of the aligning models. ... Model. 2006, 12, 462?467. ... (37) Konarev, PV; Volkov, VV ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

437

Mechanical Properties of Microcast-X Alloy 718 Fine Grain ...  

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All investment cast test specimens were made from molds containing sixteen 16 mm (5/8 inch) diameter bars, 15 cm (6 inches) long, being fed from the top only.

438

Mechanical Properties of Counter-gravity Cast IN718  

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Key Words: Counter-gravity, investment casting, superalloys, IN718, inert ... using the Counter-gravity Low-pressure Inert-atmosphere (CLI) investment casting...

439

Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Properties during the FSW ...  

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... and Welding Conditions of Monopile and Transition for Offshore Wind Plant ... Optimization of a New Polycrystalline Superalloy for Industrial Gas Turbines.

440

Improvement of Mechanical Property in Weld Metal Formed with F ...  

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... and Welding Conditions of Monopile and Transition for Offshore Wind Plant ... Optimization of a New Polycrystalline Superalloy for Industrial Gas Turbines.

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441

The Mechanical Properties and Residual Stress of Ultrasonic Nano ...  

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... and Welding Conditions of Monopile and Transition for Offshore Wind Plant ... Optimization of a New Polycrystalline Superalloy for Industrial Gas Turbines.

442

J10: Mechanical Properties and Welding Conditions of Monopile ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, Recently, offshore wind energy market has grown rapidly due to exhaustion of satisfactory location on shore and needs of new energy source for ...

443

Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Injection Molded Wood  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... by one double-gate injection mould integrated an ultrasonic generator unit. ... Polymer Based Composite and Hybrid Materials for Wind Power Generation.

444

Improving Melt Cleanliness and Mechanical Properties of AZ91E ...  

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Conference Tools for COM 2011 ... Presenter/Author Tools ... that has been linked to changing weather patterns and other extreme weather phenomenon.

445

Mechanical and Tribological Properties of AA2124-Graphene Self ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Addition of graphene significantly increased the compressive strength and hardness of the composites, while poor results were obtained for the ductility at room...

446

Process Development and Mechanical Properties of Alloy U720Li ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

subsolvus solutionning, as a result of oil quenching. For future ... It is also noticeable that the HIP-B material shows an enhanced creep strength ... reduction. - to ensure the possible recovery of an homogeneous and ..... spirit and technical support provided by Aubert&Duval. Holding. Particular ... Technology, vol.122,. (2000)...

447

Effect Of Casting Mould on Mechanical Properties Of 6063 ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sand-mould process is known to induce peculiar microstructures depending on average grain size, grain size ... Direct Laser Deposition of Bulk Metallic Glasses.

448

Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Potassium-Based ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Geopolymers have shown promise as a low cost, environmentally friendly ... SiC Fiber Strengths after Oxidation in Wet and Dry Air, Steam, and Low pO2.

449

The preparation, mechanical and dielectric properties of PEN ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

assigned to the symmetrical stretching of the CN group, and the absorption at .... mainly because the CuPc component was contained in. HBCuPc has a very...

450

Microstructural and Mechanical Property Behaviors of A Large ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analysis of Residence Time Distribution (RTD) of Fluid Flows in a Four Strand Delta-shaped Tundish Operating Under Isothermal and Non-isothermal...

451

K-31: Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Rapidly ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

However, the applications of Mg-Nd alloy are very limited due to expensive cost. .... K-22: Insights into the Nucleation of Extension Twins in Mg Alloys K-23: In...

452

NH4-smectite: Characterization, hydration properties and hydro mechanical behaviour  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

et al., 1993], [Shackelford, 1994], [Studds et al., 1996], [Coméaga, 1997], [Lin, 1998], [Alawaji, 1999], [Mohan et al., 1999], [Shackelford et al., 2000], #12;[Egloffstein, 2001] and [Jullien et al

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

453

Mechanical Properties of Irradiated T91 Alloy from the MEGAPIE ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The MEGAPIE (Megawatt Pilot Target Experiment) target was a liquid metal target used to produce spallation neutrons in the SINQ neutron source at the Paul

454

Catalytic and Mechanical Properties of Metal-supported Catalysts ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... and thinner walls allowing higher cell densities, low substrate volume, and lower ... Rock Waste in the Manufacture of Cement Blocks for Structural Masonry.

455

Microfluidic devices for analysis of red blood cell mechanical properties  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Decreased deformability of human red blood cells (RBCs) is both a cause of disease and biomarker for disease (1). To traverse blood capillaries, the biconcave disk-shaped RBC must deform dramatically, since the diameter ...

Bow, Hansen Chang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Shaping the Mechanical Properties by Heat Treating the Cast Alloy ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tested hypereutectic Al-Si alloy with unconventional chemical composition was ... Determination of Aluminum Rolling Oil and Machinery Oil Residues on...

457

Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of HIP PM 718  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

solution temperatures resulted in n~icrostructures uith less grain boundarq ... Fiftq pound heats of Alloy 718 nere made bq N- and Ar-atomization in the LGA.

458

Tensile Mechanical Properties and Brittle Effect of Austempered Cr ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Chemical Enrichment of Precious Metals in Iron Sulfides Using Microwave Energy Chloridizing ... Co-Gasification Behavior of Metallurgical Coke with High and Low Reactivity .... Thermal Plasma Torches for Metallurgical Applications.

459

Mechanical properties of materials for fusion power plants  

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induced plasticity wppm Weight partspermillion vii Nomenclature Chapter 2 at% Atomic percentage D Deuterieum eV Electronvolt Z AM Metallic atom with a mass number Z and an atomic number A n Neutron T Tritium wt% Weight percentage ? Alpha particle (helium ion...

Forsik, Stphane Alexis Jacques

460

Experimental study of elastoplastic mechanical properties of coke drum materials.  

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??Coke drums are vertical pressure vessels used in the delayed coking process in petroleum refineries. Significant temperature variation during the delayed coking process causes the (more)

Chen, Jie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Mechanical Properties Evaluation of Nano-Structured Materials in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nano-manipulator was set up in the SEM, and the force sensor, which is formed as a cantilever, was mounted on the nano-manipulator. Then, the force...

462

Mechanical Seal Assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transferring it to the mechanical diode.

Kotlyar, Oleg M.

1999-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

463

Mechanical seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transferring it to the mechanical diode.

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Mechanics of Funding matrix  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FUNDING MECHANISMS FUNDING MECHANISMS Funding Mechanism Advantages Disadvantages Comments 1. From Doe to regional organizations * * Facilitates a broad, regional approach to planning and implementation that enhances consistency and uniformity * * Especially beneficial for new programs where early planning is needed * * Simplifies communication for DOE to have only one point of contact for information and discussion * * Cooperative agreement mechanism has proven relatively simple to administer * * Approach would require modification for Tribes * * Would also require that funding be provided to individual States to enable them to participate in the process, since planning authority and responsibility rests with the individual State * * Differs from OCRWM approach to 180(c) funding * * Introduces another layer of

465

Mechanical Behavior II  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 5, 2013 ... Impact of Cooling Rate on Low Silver Sn-Ag-Cu Solder Interconnect Board Level Mechanical Shock and Thermal Cycling Performance:...

466

Mechanical Behavior I  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 5, 2013... (IMC) is essential for understandingthe mechanical behavior of the ... Reliability and by the SHaRE User Facility, Scientific User Facilities...

467

Timed Property Sequence Chart  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Property Sequence Chart (PSC) is a novel scenario-based notation, which has been recently proposed to represent temporal properties of concurrent systems. This language balances expressive power and simplicity of use. However, the current version of ... Keywords: Property Sequence Chart, Real-time specification patterns, Timed Property Sequence Chart, Timing properties

Pengcheng Zhang; Bixin Li; Lars Grunske

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Mecanica Clasica (Classical Mechanics)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

First Internet undergraduate course on Classical Mechanics in Spanish (Castellano). This is about 80% of the material I covered during the January-June 1999 semester at IFUG in the Mexican city of Leon. English and Romanian versions are in (slow) progress and hopefully will be arXived. For a similar course on Quantum Mechanics, see physics/9808031

Rosu, H C

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Quantum Mechanics Measurements, Mutually  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantum Mechanics Measurements, Mutually Unbiased Bases and Finite Geometry Or why six is the first) #12;Quantum Mechanics for Dummies Finite dimensional quantum states are represented by trace one,1 -icS1,1[ ] #12;Quantum systems evolve and are measured. The evolution of a quantum system using

Gruner, Daniel S.

470

Mechanical code comparator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A new class of mechanical code comparators is described which have broad potential for application in safety, surety, and security applications. These devices can be implemented as micro-scale electromechanical systems that isolate a secure or otherwise controlled device until an access code is entered. This access code is converted into a series of mechanical inputs to the mechanical code comparator, which compares the access code to a pre-input combination, entered previously into the mechanical code comparator by an operator at the system security control point. These devices provide extremely high levels of robust security. Being totally mechanical in operation, an access control system properly based on such devices cannot be circumvented by software attack alone.

Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Dalton, Larry J. (Bernalillo, NM); Plummer, David W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Assessing the mechanical microstructure of shale by nanoindentation : the link between mineral composition and mechanical properties  

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Shale is a multi-phase, multi-scale sedimentary rock that makes up 75% of the earth's sedimentary basins and is especially critical in petroleum engineering applications. At macroscopic scales, shales possess a diverse set ...

Bobko, Christopher Philip, 1981-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Structural Mechanics & Solid Mechanics A finite element toolbox to MATLAB  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Structural Mechanics & Solid Mechanics Department of Mechanics and Materials CALFEM A finite.3 Copyright © 1999 by Structural Mechanics, LTH, Sweden. Printed by JABE Offset, Lund, Sweden. ISRN LUTVDG/TVSM--99/9001--SE (1-265) ISSN 0281-6679 Department of Mechanics and Materials Structural Mechanics #12;The

Ehrhardt, Matthias

473

Fundamental mechanisms in flue-gas conditioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overall goal of this research project is to formulate a mathematical model of flue gas conditioning. This model will be based on an understanding of why ash properties, such as cohesivity and resistivity, are changed by conditioning. Such a model could serve as a component of the performance models of particulate control devices where flue gas conditioning is used. There are two specific objectives of this research project, which divide the planned research into two main parts. One part of the project is designed to determine how ash particles are modified by interactions with sorbent injection processes and to describe the mechanisms by which these interactions affect fine particle collection. The objective of the other part of the project is to identify the mechanisms by which conditioning agents, including chemically active compounds, modify the key properties of fine fly ash particles.

Dahlin, R.S.; Vann Bush, P.; Snyder, T.R.

1992-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

474

Fundamental mechanisms in flue gas conditioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overall goal of this research project is to formulate a mathematical model of flue gas conditioning. This model will be based on an understanding of why ask properties, such as cohesivity and resistivity, are changed by conditioning. Such a model could serve as a component of the performance models of particulate control devices where flue gas conditioning is used. There are two specific objectives of this research project, which divide the planned research into two main parts. One part of the project is designed to determine how ash particles are modified by interactions with sorbent injection processes and to describe the mechanisms by which these interactions affect fine particle collection. The objective of the other part of the project is to identify the mechanisms by which conditioning agents, including chemically active compounds, modify the key properties of fine fly ash particles.

Bush, P.V.; Snyder, T.R.

1992-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

475

Molecular Mechanism of Biological Proton Transport  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Proton transport across lipid membranes is a fundamental aspect of biological energy transduction (metabolism). This function is mediated by a Grotthuss mechanism involving proton hopping along hydrogen-bonded networks embedded in membrane-spanning proteins. Using molecular simulations, the authors have explored the structural, dynamic, and thermodynamic properties giving rise to long-range proton translocation in hydrogen-bonded networks involving water molecules, or water wires, which are emerging as ubiquitous H{sup +}-transport devices in biological systems.

Pomes, R.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Mechanics of graded wrinkling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The properties of a surface depend on the inherent material and the surface topography. Nature uses surface texture as a means to impact different surface behavior such as cleanliness, adhesion control, drag reduction, ...

Raayai Ardakani, Shabnam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Vision: Knowledge for a better world -Internationally Outstanding  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

% growth EXCELLENCE IS SELLING US! #12;Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics, and Electrical Offshore renewable energy Autonomous surveillance Oil & gas in deeper water... .... and in Arctic areas: Maritime Offshore Oil and Gas Fishery and Aquaculture These 3 industries are contributing to more than 70

Nørvåg, Kjetil

478

Energy Department Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for our Laboratory's research, its programs, and the importance of our work to the energy sector of the United States." In her free time, Dr. Hakala communicates her...

479

2010 AEG Outstanding Student Professional Paper KEVIN T. MININGER  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: Inverse scattering; Elastic waves; Topological sensitivity; Imaging; Transmission problem ARTICLE IN PRESS, it is assumed that u meets the standard continuity requirements for smooth bounding surfaces, i.e. u 2 C2 ðO? ? of the transmission problem given by (4)­(7) and (9) when D ¼ Ba. Next, assume that the total displacement field u

480

Outstanding Questions about Mergers in Clusters of Galaxies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

At the request of the organizers of the Santa Fe meeting on X-Ray and Radio Connections, I list some important questions and lines of inquiry for the future study of the X-ray and radio connections in mergers in clusters of galaxies, These questions are based on the talks, posters, and discussions at this meeting,

Craig L. Sarazin

2004-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Pantex once again awarded Star of Excellence for outstanding...  

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Voluntary Protection Program (DOE VPP). For the second year in a row, DOE awarded B&W Pantex the VPP Star of Excellence for its safety performance, singling out the plant as...

482

Nevada Field Office recognized for its outstanding aviation program...  

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Williams, Director of Maintenance for WSI-SRS Aviation Operations Department at the Savannah River Site, is the recipient of the 2012 John Cooley Aviation OperationsSupport...

483

Rotary mechanical latch  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A rotary mechanical latch for positive latching and unlatching of a rotary device with a latchable rotating assembly having a latching gear that can be driven to latched and unlatched states by a drive mechanism such as an electric motor. A cam arm affixed to the latching gear interfaces with leading and trailing latch cams affixed to a flange within the drive mechanism. The interaction of the cam arm with leading and trailing latch cams prevents rotation of the rotating assembly by external forces such as those due to vibration or tampering.

Spletzer, Barry L.; Martinez, Michael A.; Marron, Lisa C.

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

484

Quantum Mechanics Without Observers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The measurement problem and the role of observers have plagued quantum mechanics since its conception. Attempts to resolve these have introduced anthropomorphic or non-realist notions into physics. A shift of perspective based upon process theory and utilizing methods from combinatorial games, interpolation theory and complex systems theory results in a novel realist version of quantum mechanics incorporating quasi-local, nondeterministic hidden variables that are compatible with the no-hidden variable theorems and relativistic invariance, and reproduce the standard results of quantum mechanics to a high degree of accuracy without invoking observers.

W. H. Sulis

2013-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

485

Electronic door locking mechanism  

SciTech Connect

The invention is a motorized linkage for engaging a thumb piece in a door mechanism. The device has an exterior lock assembly with a small battery cell and combination lock. Proper entry by a user of a security code allows the battery to operate a small motor within the exterior lock assembly. The small motor manipulates a cam-plunger which moves an actuator pin into a thumb piece. The user applies a force on to the thumb piece. This force is transmitted by the thumb piece to a latch engagement mechanism by the actuator pin. The latch engagement mechanism operates the door latch.

Williams, Gary Lin (428 E. Third Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336); Kirby, Patrick Gerald (1010 W. Fifteenth Pl., Kennewick, WA 99337)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Electronic door locking mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a motorized linkage for engaging a thumb piece in a door mechanism. The device has an exterior lock assembly with a small battery cell and combination lock. Proper entry by a user of a security code allows the battery to operate a small motor within the exterior lock assembly. The small motor manipulates a cam-plunger which moves an actuator pin into a thumb piece. The user applies a force on to the thumb piece. This force is transmitted by the thumb piece to a latch engagement mechanism by the actuator pin. The latch engagement mechanism operates the door latch. 6 figs.

Williams, G.L.; Kirby, P.G.

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

487

Is quantum mechanics exact?  

SciTech Connect

We formulate physically motivated axioms for a physical theory which for systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom uniquely lead to quantum mechanics as the only nontrivial consistent theory. Complex numbers and the existence of the Planck constant common to all systems arise naturally in this approach. The axioms are divided into two groups covering kinematics and basic measurement theory, respectively. We show that even if the second group of axioms is dropped, there are no deformations of quantum mechanics which preserve the kinematic axioms. Thus, any theory going beyond quantum mechanics must represent a radical departure from the usual a priori assumptions about the laws of nature.

Kapustin, Anton [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)] [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

488

Ceramic Properties Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 3   Selected sources for ceramics property data and information...thermodynamic properties of over 10,000

489

Stochastic variability of effective properties via the generalized variability response function  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Homogenization of randomly heterogeneous material properties into effective properties is an essential procedure in facilitating the analysis of a wide range of mechanics problems. Although formulas exist to calculate deterministic effective properties ... Keywords: Effective properties, Random fields, Uncertainty quantification, Variability response functions

Kirubel Teferra; Sanjay R. Arwade; George Deodatis

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Name: Stephen Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Can you please explain to me the counter-current multiplier mechanism. I understand that cholride and sodium ions are filtered out of the ascending loop of Henle into the interstial fluid, however, I'm not sure exactly what happens from there and how this effects osmotic pressure gradients in the nephron. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Replies: This mechanism is very complex when it comes to writing a response. You have to have a strong background in osmotic pressure understanding and the anatomy of the kidney. It involves the cortex, outer and inner medula in relationship to the vasa recta, interstitial fluids at two points, the loop of Henle and the collecting duct. The size of the tubes and the position in relations to the cortex and medulla is an essential part. I can suggest some references.

491

Conservative-Bayesian Mechanisms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We put forward a new class of mechanisms. In this extended abstract, we exemplify our approach only for single-good auctions in what we call a conservative-Bayesian setting. (Essentially, no common-knowledge about the ...

Azar, Pablo

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

492

Mechanical Testing of Plastics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 7   ASTM and ISO mechanical test standards for plastics...by pendulum method D 1938 6383-1 Tear propagation resistance of plastic film and thin

493

Rock properties in support of geothermal resource development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Geothermal rock mechanics needs have been defined and subsequently a test system was designed and built for providing appropriate material properties. The development areas identified as requiring rock mechanics were stimulation, reservoir engineering, subsidence prediction, surface exploration and subsurface evaluation, and drilling. The resulting test system provides mechanical, electrical, thermal and physical properties on 2 and 4 inch diameter cores at confining pressures and pore fluid pressures to 200 MPa (30,000 psi) and temperatures to 535/sup 0/C (1000/sup 0/F). The test system development was continued and site specific rock mechanics requirements were identified. (MHR)

Butters, S.W.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

REACTOR CONTROL MECHANISM  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A quick-releasing mechanism is described which may be used to rapidiy drop a device supported from beneath during normal use, such as a safety rod in a nuclear reactor. In accordance with this invention an electrical control signal, such as may be provided by radiation detection or other alarm condition sensing devices, is delivered to an electromagnetic solenoid, the armature of which is coupled to an actuating mechanism. The solenoid is energized when the mechanism is in its upper or cocked position. In such position, the mechanism engages a plurality of retaining balls, forcing them outward into engagement with a shoulder or recess in a corresponding section of a tubular extension on the upheld device. When the control signal to the solenoid suddenly ceases, the armature drops out, allowing the actuating mechanism to move slightly but rapidly under the force of a compressed spring. The weight of the device will urge the balls inward against a beveled portion of the actuating mechanism and away from the engaging section on the tubular extension, thus allowing the upheld device to fall freely under the influence of gravity.

Lane, J.A.; Engberg, R.E.; Welch, J.M.

1959-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

495

Role of Chemical-Mechanical Energies in Understanding Structure and  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Chemical-Mechanical Energies in Understanding Structure and Chemical-Mechanical Energies in Understanding Structure and Properties of Aged and Degraded Membranes Title Role of Chemical-Mechanical Energies in Understanding Structure and Properties of Aged and Degraded Membranes Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Kusoglu, Ahmet, and Adam Z. Weber Journal ECS Transactions Volume 50 Issue 2 Pagination 961 - 965 Date Published 03/2013 ISSN 1938-6737 Abstract Polymer fuel-cell membranes are the core component of fuel-cells having multiple functionalities including water absorption, ionic conductivity, and mechanical support. All these functionalities are correlated via the membrane nanostructure and chemical properties. This study aims at investigating the changes in the structure-uptake relationship due to membrane degradation and ageing. We show that, after in-situ chemical degradation (i.e., OCV holds), the membrane's water uptake and water-domain spacing both decrease compared to a fresh membrane. In addition, the MEA manufacturing process is also found to alter the membrane's nanostructure and uptake behavior, which suggests that changes in the properties of bare membranes during processing and cell operation must be accounted for when analyzing and modeling cell performance. The experimental data is evaluated using an energy-balance approach to examine the correlations among domain spacing, water content, and mechanical properties for degraded membranes.

496

Catalytic properties, densification and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline yttria-zirconia-based materials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Alumina, titania, ceria and manganese oxide were either coated onto or doped in cubic 7 mol% Y203-ZrO2 (7YZ) nanocrystals to form nanocomposites for methane combustion. These novel catalysts were very active and thermally ...

Cui, Jianyi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Improved Properties of Materials Using Near-Nano and Nano-Based ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A study is proposed to investigate the increase in mechanical properties provided by near-nano and nano-grained powders used in powder metallurgical...

498

Improved Properties of Light Alloys Using Near-Nano and Nano ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A study is proposed to investigate the increase in mechanical properties provided by near-nano and nano-grained powders used in powder metallurgical...

499

Functional Properties Staff  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Methods Group Staff; Materials Measurement Science Division Staff Directory; MML Organization. Contact. Functional Properties ...

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

500

Availability and Nuclear Properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...Availability and Nuclear Properties The first six transplutonium metals, americium (Am), curium (Cm), berkelium