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  1. Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystal Supercrystals

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    Tam, Enrico

    2010-01-01

    and Its Impact on Mechanical Properties. MacromoleculesO. L. ; Minor, A. M. , Mechanical annealing and source-Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystal Supercrystals Enrico

  2. Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Graphene

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    Bao, Wenzhong

    2011-01-01

    der Zande, P.L. McEuen, Mechanical properties of suspendedA. Bachtold, Imaging mechanical vibrations in suspendedPhani, Effective elastic mechanical properties of single

  3. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POROUS PNZT POLYCRYSTALLINE CERAMICS

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    Biswas, D.R.

    2010-01-01

    F. P. Knudsen, "Dependence of Mechanical Strength of BrittleMicrostruc- ture on the Mechanical Properties of Ceramics,"of Porosity on the Mechanical Properties of Lead Zirconate-

  4. Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Graphene

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    Bao, Wenzhong

    2011-01-01

    Nano Letters, 5 [67] G. Liu, Electrical Transport in CarbonOF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE Electrical and Mechanical PropertiesOF THE DISSERTATION Electrical and Mechanical Properties of

  5. Mechanical properties and tribological behavior of contaminate...

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    AND MISCELLANEOUSMATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; TRIBOLOGY; PARTICULATES; NANOSTRUCTURES; IMPURITIES; MACHINE PARTS; MINIATURIZATION...

  6. Mechanical properties of insulators for Accelerator Magnets

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Mechanical properties of insulators for Accelerator Magnets WAMSDO 14/11/2011 George Ellwood 1 #12 is critical to the composite's performance ·The mechanical performance is dependent on fibre orientation Effects in Resins · Changes in Mechanical properties ­ Particularly matrix dependent properties

  7. Probing mechanical properties of graphene with Raman spectroscopy

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    Ferralis, Nicola

    2010-01-01

    010-4673-3 REVIEW Probing mechanical properties of graphenetechniques to study the mechanical properties of graphene ?the relation between mechanical and thermal properties is

  8. 1MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 6, Mechanical Properties Mechanical Properties of Metals

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    1MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 6, Mechanical Properties Mechanical Properties, variability of material properties (starting from the middle of page 174) #12;2MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 6, Mechanical Properties To understand and describe how materials deform (elongate

  9. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POROUS PNZT POLYCRYSTALLINE CERAMICS

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    Biswas, D.R.

    2010-01-01

    Mechanical Properties of Ceramics," Proc. Brit. Ceram. S oon the Uniaxial Strength of Ceramics," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. ,Lead Zirconate-Titanate Ceramics," Ph.D. Thesi' , University

  10. Microstructure and Thermoelectric Properties of Mechanically...

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    Microstructure and Thermoelectric Properties of Mechanically Robust PbTe-Si Eutectic Composites Home Author: J. R. Sootsman, J. He, V. P. Dravid, S. Ballikaya, D. Vermeulen, C....

  11. Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors

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    Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL)

    1995-01-01

    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.

  12. Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors

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    Balachandran, U.

    1995-04-25

    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.

  13. 1MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 6, Mechanical Properties Mechanical Properties of Metals

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    1 1MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 6, Mechanical Properties Mechanical, variability of material properties (starting from the middle of page 174) 2MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 6, Mechanical Properties To understand and describe how materials deform (elongate

  14. Mechanical properties of radial truck tires

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    Wasti, Mansoor-ul-Hassan

    1992-01-01

    MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF RADIAL TRUCK TIRES A Thesis by MANSOOR-UL-HASSAN WASTI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992... Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF RADIAL TRUCK TIRES A Thesis by Mansoor-ul-Hassan Wasti Approved as to style and content by: R. . Alexander (Chair of Committee) C. . Hough (Member) Donal ayl (M mber) W. L. radley...

  15. Mechanical property measurement by indentation techniques

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    Janakiraman, Balasubramanian

    2006-04-12

    The mechanical properties of materials are usually evaluated by performing a tensile or hardness test on the sample. Tensile tests are often time consuming, destructive and need specially prepared specimens. On the other hand, there is no direct...

  16. Formation mechanical properties and the sonic log

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    Elphick, R.Y.

    1988-11-01

    A program is presented that calculates the mechanical properties of reservoir rocks from sonic logs. The program was written in Microsoft BASIC and the source code for MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, and Amiga personal computers is given.

  17. Influence of Mechanical Properties Relevant to Standoff Deflection...

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    Influence of Mechanical Properties Relevant to Standoff Deflection of Hazardous Asteroids Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Influence of Mechanical Properties Relevant to...

  18. Radiation-induced mechanical property changes in filled rubber...

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    Radiation-induced mechanical property changes in filled rubber Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Radiation-induced mechanical property changes in filled rubber In a recent...

  19. Property:FluidMechanicsMeasurement | Open Energy Information

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    Property Name FluidMechanicsMeasurement Property Type String Description MHK Fluid Mechanics Measurement Categories Used in FormTemplate MHKSensor Allows Values Differential...

  20. Mechanical Properties of Ingot Nb Cavities

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    Ciovati, Gianluigi; Dhakal, Pashupati; Kneisel, Peter; Mammosser, John; Matalevich, Joseph; Rao Myneni, Ganapati

    2014-07-01

    This contribution presents the results of measurements of the resonant frequency and of strain along the contour of a single-cell cavity made of ingot Nb subjected to increasing uniform differential pressure, up to 6 atm. The data were used to infer mechanical properties of this material after cavity fabrication, by comparison with the results from simulation calculations done with ANSYS. The objective is to provide useful information about the mechanical properties of ingot Nb cavities which can be used in the design phase of SRF cavities intended to be built with this material.

  1. Stainless Steel Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Evaluation

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    Switzner, Nathan T

    2010-06-01

    A nitrogen strengthened 21-6-9 stainless steel plate was spinformed into hemispherical test shapes. A battery of laboratory tests was used to characterize the hemispheres. The laboratory tests show that near the pole (axis) of a spinformed hemisphere the yield strength is the lowest because this area endures the least cold-work strengthening, i.e., the least deformation. The characterization indicated that stress-relief annealing spinformed stainless steel hemispheres does not degrade mechanical properties. Stress-relief annealing reduces residual stresses while maintaining relatively high mechanical properties. Full annealing completely eliminates residual stresses, but reduces yield strength by about 30%.

  2. Measuring the mechanical properties of the respiratory system in patients

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Measuring the mechanical properties of the respiratory system in patients on mechanical ventilators is currently widely performed by measuring pressure and flow delivered by a mechanical ventilator. However, when a patient is partially breathing for themselves, accurate mechanical parameters cannot

  3. Mechanical Properties of Aerogels. Final Report

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    Parmenter, K.E.; Milstein, F.

    1995-01-01

    Aerogels are extremely low density solids that are characterized by a high porosity and pore sizes on the order of nanometers. Their low thermal conductivity and sometimes transparent appearance make them desirable for applications such as insulation in cryogenic vessels and between double paned glass in solar architecture. An understanding of the mechanical properties of aerogels is necessary before aerogels can be used in load bearing applications. In the present study, the mechanical behavior of various types of fiber-reinforced silica aerogels was investigated with hardness, compression, tension and shear tests. Particular attention was paid to the effects of processing parameters, testing conditions, storage environment, and age on the aerogels` mechanical response. The results indicate that the addition of fibers to the aerogel matrix generally resulted in softer, weaker materials with smaller elastic moduli. Furthermore, the testing environment significantly affected compression results. Tests in ethanol show an appreciable amount of scatter, and are not consistent with results for tests in air. In fact, the compression specimens appeared to crack and begin to dissolve upon exposure to the ethanol solution. This is consistent with the inherent hydrophobic nature of these aerogels. In addition, the aging process affected the aerogels` mechanical behavior by increasing their compressive strength and elastic moduli while decreasing their strain at fracture. However, desiccation of the specimens did not appreciably affect the mechanical properties, even though it reduced the aerogel density by removing trapped moisture. Finally, tension and shear test results indicate that the shear strength of the aerogels exceeds the tensile strength. This is consistent with the response of brittle materials. Future work should concentrate on mechanical testing at cryogenic temperatures, and should involve more extensive tensile tests.

  4. Stainless steel 304 cladding mechanical properties and limitations...

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    mechanical properties and limitations during steady state operation of U-ZrH TRIGA type fuel. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Stainless steel 304 cladding mechanical...

  5. Production of Ni-Cr-Ti-natural fibres composite and investigation of mechanical properties

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    Pesmen, G.; Erol, A.

    2015-03-30

    Intermetallic materials such as Ni{sub 2}Ti, Cr{sub 2}Ti are among advanced technology materials that have outstanding mechanical and physical properties for high temperature applications. Especially creep resistance, low density and high hardness properties stand out in such intermetallics. The microstructure, mechanical properties of (%50Ni-%48Cr-%2Ti)-%10Naturel Fibres and (%64Ni-%32Cr-%4Ti)-%10Naturel Fibres powders were investigated using specimens produced by tube furnace sintering at 1000-1200-1400C temperature. A composite consisting of ternary additions, a metallic phase, Ti,Cr and Ni have been prepared under Ar shroud and then tube furnace sintered. XRD, SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), were investigated to characterize the properties of the specimens. Experimental results carried out for composition (%64Ni-%32Cr-%4Ti)-%10Naturel at 1400C suggest that the best properties as 112.09HV and 5,422g/cm{sup 3} density were obtained at 1400C.

  6. Author's personal copy Mechanical and electrical properties of aligned

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    Zhu, Yuntian T.

    Author's personal copy Mechanical and electrical properties of aligned carbon nanotube/C) composites rivaling or exceeding the mechanical and electrical properties of current carbon fiber fabricated CNT/ polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor composites with high degree of CNT alignment, and car

  7. Background Main Result Mechanism Design Properties General Characterizations of Truthfulness

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    Chen, Yiling

    Background Main Result Mechanism Design Properties General Characterizations of Truthfulness via November 29, 2012 Joint work with Ian Kash (MSRC) #12;Background Main Result Mechanism Design Properties Ian Says Hi! #12;Background Main Result Mechanism Design Properties Warm-up: Convex Functions y

  8. ORAL REFERENCE: ICF1001077 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, ADHESION, AND

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    toughness, mechanical properties INTRODUCTION The semiconductor industry is gradually moving from well and Cu interconnects. For the above-mentioned mechanical device stability four material properties toughness. Mechanical properties of thin films often differ from those of the bulk materials. This can

  9. Mechanical Properties of Nuclear Fuel Surrogates using Picosecond Laser Ultrasonics

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    David Hurley; Marat Khafizov; Farhad Farzbod; Eric Burgett

    2013-05-01

    Detailed understanding between microstructure evolution and mechanical properties is important for designing new high burnup nuclear fuels. In this presentation we discuss the use of picosecond ultrasonics to measure localize changes in mechanical properties of fuel surrogates. We develop measurement techniques that can be applied to investigate heterogeneous elastic properties caused by localize changes in chemistry, grain microstructure caused by recrystallization, and mechanical properties of small samples prepared using focused ion beam sample preparation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties

  10. The passive mechanical properties and protein composition of skeletal muscle change with Botulinum neurotoxin A treatment

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    Thacker, Bryan Edward

    2008-01-01

    Friden J. (2003) Inferior mechanical properties of spasticgeometry effects on the mechanical properties of secondarySAN DIEGO The Passive Mechanical Properties and Protein

  11. MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF GRAPHENE SHEETS A Dissertation

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    McEuen, Paul L.

    MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF GRAPHENE SHEETS A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of Philosophy by Joseph Scott Bunch May 2008 #12; 2008 Joseph Scott Bunch #12;MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL the electrical and mechanical properties of graphene sheets. We perform low temperature electrical transport

  12. Mechanical properties of nacre constituents and their impact on mechanical performance

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Mechanical properties of nacre constituents and their impact on mechanical performance Franois Barthelat, Chun-Ming Li, Claudia Comi,a) and Horacio D. Espinosab) Department of Mechanical Engineering) The mechanical properties of nacre constituents from red abalone were investigated. Electron microscopy studies

  13. Role of Microstructure and Doping on the Mechanical Properties...

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    Role of Microstructure and Doping on the Mechanical Properties of Polysilicon Thin Films. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Role of Microstructure and Doping on the...

  14. Crystallization and Mechanical Properties of Poly(l-lactide)...

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    Crystallization and Mechanical Properties of Poly(l-lactide)-Based RubberySemicrystalline Multiblock Copolymers Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Crystallization and...

  15. Composition and grain size effects on the structural and mechanical properties of CuZr nanoglasses

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    Adibi, Sara [Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, 138632 Singapore (Singapore); Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, 117576 Singapore (Singapore); Branicio, Paulo S., E-mail: branicio@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg; Zhang, Yong-Wei [Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, 138632 Singapore (Singapore); Joshi, Shailendra P., E-mail: Shailendra@nus.edu.sg [Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, 117576 Singapore (Singapore)

    2014-07-28

    Nanoglasses (NGs), metallic glasses (MGs) with a nanoscale grain structure, have the potential to considerably increase the ductility of traditional MGs while retaining their outstanding mechanical properties. We investigated the effects of composition on the structural and mechanical properties of CuZr NG films with grain sizes between 3 to 15?nm using molecular dynamics simulations. Results indicate a transition from localized shear banding to homogeneous superplastic flow with decreasing grain size, although the critical average grain size depends on composition: 5?nm for Cu{sub 36}Zr{sub 64} and 3?nm for Cu{sub 64}Zr{sub 36}. The flow stress of the superplastic NG at different compositions follows the trend of the yield stress of the parent MG, i.e., Cu{sub 36}Zr{sub 64} yield/flow stress: 2.54?GPa/1.29?GPa and Cu{sub 64}Zr{sub 36} yield/flow stress: 3.57?GPa /1.58?GPa. Structural analysis indicates that the differences in mechanical behavior as a function of composition are rooted at the distinct statistics of prominent atomic Voronoi polyhedra. The mechanical behavior of NGs is also affected by the grain boundary thickness and the fraction of atoms at interfaces for a given average grain size. The results suggest that the composition dependence of the mechanical behavior of NGs follows that of their parent MGs, e.g., a stronger MG will generate a stronger NG, while the intrinsic tendency for homogeneous deformation occurring at small grain size is not affected by composition.

  16. Mechanical Properties of Lithium-Ion Battery Separator Materials

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    Petta, Jason

    Mechanical 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 behaviors in lithium-ion batteries? Current work Mechanical behaviors the separator How do we test

  17. THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND MICROSTRUCTURAL RELATIONSHIPS IN IRON-MANGANESE-CHROMIUM ALLOYS

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    Thompson, L.D.

    2010-01-01

    Heat Treatment . . . Mechanical Testing E. F. G. TensileEXPERIHENTAL RESULTS A. Mechanical Properties Tensilein B. Alloys Sigma Phase Mechanical Property Evaluation 14:

  18. Mechanical and electronic-structure properties of compressed CdSe tetrapod nanocrystals

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

    2008-01-01

    Mechanical and electronic-structure properties of compressed94720 USA The coupling of mechanical and optical propertiestheoretical examination of the mechanical properties of CdSe

  19. Capturing skin properties from dynamic mechanical analyses

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    Sandford, Erika J. (Erika Jaye)

    2012-01-01

    Existing skin mechanical testing devices focus on measuring skin elasticity and are not tailored to assess the dynamic behavior of skin. The mathematical techniques used to analyze data collected using these devices are ...

  20. Electrical and Optical As polymer materials have developed, their excellent and sometimes outstanding

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    Hall, Christopher

    4 Electrical and Optical Properties As polymer materials have developed, their excellent and sometimes outstanding dielectric properties have guaranteed their widespread use as insulants in electrical and electronic engineering. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries electrical apparatus relied on wood

  1. MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ELECTROPLATED Cu THIN FILMS

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ELECTROPLATED Cu THIN FILMS A.A. Volinsky* , J. Vella microns were electroplated on top of the adhesion-promoting barrier layers on single crystal silicon

  2. Measurements of electrical and mechanical properties of aluminum composite cryoconductors

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    Sundby, Paul C.

    1994-01-01

    . This broad range in annealing times is caused by physical differences in wire types and sample variability. Sample variability is defined as the electrical or mechanical property differences between adjacent samples of the same wire type. Values of RRR...

  3. Mechanical Properties of Glassy Polyethylene Nanofibers via Molecular Dynamics Simulations

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    Buell, Sezen

    The extent to which the intrinsic mechanical properties of polymer fibers depend on physical size has been a matter of dispute that is relevant to most nanofiber applications. Here, we report the elastic and plastic ...

  4. Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Cryogenically Treated Music Wire

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    Heptonstall, A; Robertson, N A

    2015-01-01

    It has been reported that treating music wire (high carbon steel wire) by cooling to cryogenic temperatures can enhance its mechanical properties with particular reference to those properties important for musical performance. We use such wire for suspending many of the optics in Advanced LIGO, the upgrade to LIGO - the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory. Two properties that particularly interest us are mechanical loss and breaking strength. A decrease in mechanical loss would directly reduce the thermal noise associated with the suspension, thus enhancing the noise performance of mirror suspensions within the detector. An increase in strength could allow thinner wire to be safely used, which would enhance the dilution factor of the suspension, again leading to lower suspension thermal noise. In this article we describe the results of an investigation into some of the mechanical properties of music wire, comparing untreated wire with the same wire which has been cryogenically treated. For th...

  5. Awards recognize outstanding LANL Tech Transfer

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  6. Porosity and mechanical properties of zirconium ceramics

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    Kalatur, Ekaterina Narikovich, Anton; Buyakova, Svetlana E-mail: kulkov@ispms.tsc.ru; Kulkov, Sergey E-mail: kulkov@ispms.tsc.ru

    2014-11-14

    The article studies the porous ceramics consisting of ultra-fine ZrO{sub 2} powders. The porosity of ceramic samples varied from 15% to 80%. The structure of the ceramic materials had a cellular configuration. The distinctive feature of all experimentally obtained strain diagrams is their nonlinearity at low deformations characterized by the parabolic law. It was shown that the observed nonlinear elasticity for low deformations shown in strain diagrams is due to the mechanical instability of cellular elements of the ceramic framework.

  7. Lithophysal Rock Mass Mechanical Properties of the Repository Host Horizon

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    D. Rigby

    2004-11-10

    The purpose of this calculation is to develop estimates of key mechanical properties for the lithophysal rock masses of the Topopah Spring Tuff (Tpt) within the repository host horizon, including their uncertainties and spatial variability. The mechanical properties to be characterized include an elastic parameter, Young's modulus, and a strength parameter, uniaxial compressive strength. Since lithophysal porosity is used as a surrogate property to develop the distributions of the mechanical properties, an estimate of the distribution of lithophysal porosity is also developed. The resulting characterizations of rock parameters are important for supporting the subsurface design, developing the preclosure safety analysis, and assessing the postclosure performance of the repository (e.g., drift degradation and modeling of rockfall impacts on engineered barrier system components).

  8. Mechanical properties of branched actin filaments

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    Mohammadhosein Razbin; Martin Falcke; Panayotis Benetatos; Annette Zippelius

    2015-06-26

    Cells moving on a two dimensional substrate generate motion by polymerizing actin filament networks inside a flat membrane protrusion. New filaments are generated by branching off existing ones, giving rise to branched network structures. We investigate the force-extension relation of branched filaments, grafted on an elastic structure at one end and pushing with the free ends against the leading edge cell membrane. Single filaments are modeled as worm-like chains, whose thermal bending fluctuations are restricted by the leading edge cell membrane, resulting in an effective force. Branching can increase the stiffness considerably; however the effect depends on branch point position and filament orientation, being most pronounced for intermediate tilt angles and intermediate branch point positions. We describe filament networks without cross-linkers to focus on the effect of branching. We use randomly positioned branch points, as generated in the process of treadmilling, and orientation distributions as measured in lamellipodia. These networks reproduce both the weak and strong force response of lamellipodia as measured in force-velocity experiments. We compare properties of branched and unbranched networks. The ratio of the network average of the force per branched filament to the average force per unbranched filament depends on the orientation distribution of the filaments. The ratio exhibits compression dependence and may go up to about 4.5 in networks with a narrow orientation distribution. With orientation distributions measured in lamellipodia, it is about two and essentially independent from network compression, graft elasticity and filament persistence length.

  9. Method of predicting mechanical properties of decayed wood

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    Kelley, Stephen S.

    2003-07-15

    A method for determining the mechanical properties of decayed wood that has been exposed to wood decay microorganisms, comprising: a) illuminating a surface of decayed wood that has been exposed to wood decay microorganisms with wavelengths from visible and near infrared (VIS-NIR) spectra; b) analyzing the surface of the decayed wood using a spectrometric method, the method generating a first spectral data of wavelengths in VIS-NIR spectra region; and c) using a multivariate analysis to predict mechanical properties of decayed wood by comparing the first spectral data with a calibration model, the calibration model comprising a second spectrometric method of spectral data of wavelengths in VIS-NIR spectra obtained from a reference decay wood, the second spectral data being correlated with a known mechanical property analytical result obtained from the reference decayed wood.

  10. Inverse determination of effective mechanical properties of adhesive bondlines

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    Hass, Philipp; Mendoza, Miller; Herrmann, Hans J; Niemz, Peter

    2015-01-01

    A new approach for determining effective mechanical bondline properties using a combined experimental-numerical modal analysis technique is proposed. After characterizing clear spruce wood boards, an adhesive layer is applied to the boards surfaces. The shift of the eigenfrequencies resulting from the adhesive layer together with information on the bondline geometry can then be used to inversely determine the mechanical properties of the adhesive layer using Finite Element Models. The calculated values for clear wood as well as for the adhesive layer lie within reasonable ranges, thus demonstrating the methods potential.

  11. Mechanical properties and microstructures of dual phase steels containing silicon, aluminum and molybdenum

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    Neill, Thomas John O'

    2011-01-01

    K. (1977). G. E. Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy, McGraw-Hill,LBL-9047 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND MICROSTRUCTURES OF DUALB. Heat Treatment C. Mechanical Testing D. Microscopy

  12. Exploration of mechanisms underlying the strain-rate-dependent mechanical property of single chondrocytes

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    Nguyen, Trung Dung; Gu, YuanTong, E-mail: yuantong.gu@qut.edu.au [School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland (Australia)

    2014-05-05

    Based on the characterization by Atomic Force Microscopy, we report that the mechanical property of single chondrocytes has dependency on the strain-rates. By comparing the mechanical deformation responses and the Young's moduli of living and fixed chondrocytes at four different strain-rates, we explore the deformation mechanisms underlying this dependency property. We found that the strain-rate-dependent mechanical property of living cells is governed by both of the cellular cytoskeleton and the intracellular fluid when the fixed chondrocytes are mainly governed by their intracellular fluid, which is called the consolidation-dependent deformation behavior. Finally, we report that the porohyperelastic constitutive material model which can capture the consolidation-dependent behavior of both living and fixed chondrocytes is a potential candidature to study living cell biomechanics.

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

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    Award. His outstanding management and leadership skills created a safe and efficient work environment, as well as ensured all maintenance technicians were well trained and...

  14. NREL Staff Recognized by DOE for Outstanding Achievements | Awards...

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    areas. This year, the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program honored four National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) staff for their outstanding achievements. See the full list of...

  15. Energy Department Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding...

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    for Outstanding Technical Achievement. Dr. Hakala serves as the technical coordinator for shale gas research, managing multiple projects within NETL's Office of Research and...

  16. MECHANICAL PROPERTY CHARACTERIZATION OF SOL-GEL DERIVED NANOMATERIALS

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    Brinker, C. Jeffrey

    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

  17. Modelling of the static and dynamic mechanical properties of human

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    Haslwanter, Thomas

    Modelling of the static and dynamic mechanical properties of human otoliths DISSERTATION zur of the city of Paris #12;#12;Abstract The aim of this study is a numerical investigation of the static in the inner ears. They sense accelerations of the head. In the static case, information retrieved from them

  18. ORIGINAL PAPER Mechanical and structural properties of in vitro

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    consequence for modelling such IF networks is that the bending modulus of the individual filaments becomesORIGINAL PAPER Mechanical and structural properties of in vitro neurofilament hydrogels S of semiflexible polymers. The low-deformation storage modulus G(x) showed a concentration (c) dependence of G

  19. Microstructure and mechanical properties of chromium oxide coatings

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    an important role in enhancing both PVD-coated cutting tool performance and resistance to abrasive and erosiveMicrostructure and mechanical properties of chromium oxide coatings Xiaolu Pang Department 33620 (Received 2 August 2007; accepted 12 September 2007) Chromium oxide coatings were deposited on low

  20. Mechanical Properties of Materials with Nanometer Scale Microstructures

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    William D. Nix

    2004-10-31

    We have been engaged in research on the mechanical properties of materials with nanometer-scale microstructural dimensions. Our attention has been focused on studying the mechanical properties of thin films and interfaces and very small volumes of material. Because the dimensions of thin film samples are small (typically 1 mm in thickness, or less), specialized mechanical testing techniques based on nanoindentation, microbeam bending and dynamic vibration of micromachined structures have been developed and used. Here we report briefly on some of the results we have obtained over the past three years. We also give a summary of all of the dissertations, talks and publications completed on this grant during the past 15 years.

  1. Effects of mechanical properties and surface friction on elasto-plastic sliding contact

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    Dao, Ming

    Effects of mechanical properties and surface friction on elasto-plastic sliding contact S functions, for various contact conditions, that relate elasto-plastic properties (Young's modulus, yield reserved. Keywords: Frictional sliding; Scratch test; Elasto-plastic properties; Contact mechanics

  2. Mechanical properties of Municipal Solid Waste by SDMT

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    Castelli, Francesco; Maugeri, Michele

    2014-02-15

    Highlights: The adoption of the SDMT for the measurements of MSW properties is proposed. A comparison between SDMT results and laboratory tests was carried out. A good reliability has been found in deriving waste properties by SDMT. Results seems to be promising for the friction angle and Youngs modulus evaluation. - Abstract: In the paper the results of a geotechnical investigation carried on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) materials retrieved from the Cozzo Vuturo landfill in the Enna area (Sicily, Italy) are reported and analyzed. Mechanical properties were determined both by in situ and laboratory large-scale one dimensional compression tests. While among in situ tests, Dilatomer Marchetti Tests (DMT) is used widely in measuring soil properties, the adoption of the DMT for the measurements of MSW properties has not often been documented in literature. To validate its applicability for the estimation of MSW properties, a comparison between the seismic dilatometer (SDMT) results and the waste properties evaluated by laboratory tests was carried out. Parameters for fresh and degraded waste have been evaluated. These preliminary results seems to be promising as concerns the assessment of the friction angle of waste and the evaluation of the S-wave in terms of shear wave velocity. Further studies are certainly required to obtain more representative values of the elastic parameters according to the SDMT measurements.

  3. The Mechanical and Tribological Properties or Ion Implanted Ceramics

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    Bull, Stephen John

    1988-06-17

    into the surface of a component, thereby modifying its surface chemical and physical properties. The implantation affected layer is typically $1~ thick and unlike the surface layers produced by many other coating techniques (e.g. electroplating... SLADEK Index 1. Introduction 1.1 Implantation-Induced Effects - A Brief Review 1.1.1 Mechanical Properties 1.1.2 Friction and Wear 1.1.3 Oxidation and Corrosion 1.1.4 Ion Assisted Coatings 1.2 Thesis Structure 2. The Effects of Ion Beams...

  4. Mechanical and thermophysical properties of hot-pressed SYNROC B

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

    1981-05-06

    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.

  5. An evaluation of the critical mechanical properties of filled elastomers

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    Gibson, Patrick Arthur

    1966-01-01

    by the combined forces of gravity, grain shrinkage, and thermal cycling. Therefore, if uniaxial teste are to be used, some correla- tion must be found to relate uniaxial data with those of biaxial and triaxial data. Because structural viscoelastics are a... possible. ABSTRACT An Evaluation of the Critical Mechanical Properties of Filled Elastomers Patrick A. Gibson, B. S. , Texas ASM University Directed by: Dr. William B. Ledbetter A test procedure is developed for the uniaxial tensile testing...

  6. ALS Postdoc Recognized for Outstanding Thesis

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    attention on Sren Ulstrup's result is beyond doubt-and he leaves it to others to build the solar cell. Sren is currently investigating the electronic properties of new...

  7. Mechanical and Elastic Property Evaluation of n- and p-type Skutterudi...

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    and Elastic Property Evaluation of n- and p-type Skutterudites This talk discusses the mechanical and elastic properties of skutterudites and the steps used to obtain them -...

  8. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Mentors Honored as Outstanding | Awards...

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    Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Mentors Honored as Outstanding June 5, 2015 Photo of two women and one man posing for a photo in front of a scientific poster. (Left to Right) Huyen Dinh,...

  9. Low-temperature mechanical properties of glass/epoxy laminates

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    Reed, R. P. [Cryogenic Materials, Inc., Boulder, CO 80305 (United States); Madhukar, M.; Thaicharoenporn, B. [Magnet Development Laboratory, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Martovetsky, N. N. [US-ITER Project, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (United States)

    2014-01-27

    Selected mechanical properties of glass/epoxy laminate candidates for use in the electrical turn and ground insulation of the ITER Central solenoid (CS) modules were measured. Short-beam shear and flexural tests have been conducted on various E-glass cloth weaves/epoxy laminates at 295 and 77 K. Types of glass weave include 1581, 7500, 7781, and 38050, which represent both satin and plain weaves. The epoxy, planned for use for vacuum-pressure impregnation of the CS module, consists of an anhydride-cured bisphenol F resin system. Inter-laminar shear strength, flexural elastic modulus, and flexural strength have been measured. The data indicate that these properties are dependent on the volume percent of glass. Short-beam shear strength was measured as a function of the span-to-thickness ratio for all laminates at 77 K. Comprehensive fractography was conducted to obtain the failure mode of each short-beam shear test sample.

  10. Large scale simulations of the mechanical properties of layered transition metal ternary compounds for fossil energy power system applications

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    Ching, Wai-Yim

    2014-12-31

    Advanced materials with applications in extreme conditions such as high temperature, high pressure, and corrosive environments play a critical role in the development of new technologies to significantly improve the performance of different types of power plants. Materials that are currently employed in fossil energy conversion systems are typically the Ni-based alloys and stainless steels that have already reached their ultimate performance limits. Incremental improvements are unlikely to meet the more stringent requirements aimed at increased efficiency and reduce risks while addressing environmental concerns and keeping costs low. Computational studies can lead the way in the search for novel materials or for significant improvements in existing materials that can meet such requirements. Detailed computational studies with sufficient predictive power can provide an atomistic level understanding of the key characteristics that lead to desirable properties. This project focuses on the comprehensive study of a new class of materials called MAX phases, or Mn+1AXn (M = a transition metal, A = Al or other group III, IV, and V elements, X = C or N). The MAX phases are layered transition metal carbides or nitrides with a rare combination of metallic and ceramic properties. Due to their unique structural arrangements and special types of bonding, these thermodynamically stable alloys possess some of the most outstanding properties. We used a genomic approach in screening a large number of potential MAX phases and established a database for 665 viable MAX compounds on the structure, mechanical and electronic properties and investigated the correlations between them. This database if then used as a tool for materials informatics for further exploration of this class of intermetallic compounds.

  11. Mechanical properties of niobium radio-frequency cavities

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    Ciovati, Gianluigi; Dhakal, Pashupati; Matalevich, Joseph R.; Myneni, Ganapati Rao; Schmidt, A.; Iversen, J.; Matheisen, A.; Singer, W.

    2015-07-02

    Radio-frequency cavities made of bulk niobium are one of the components used in modern particle accelerators. The mechanical stability is an important aspect of cavity design, which typically relies on finite-element analysis simulations using material properties from tensile tests on sample. This contribution presents the results of strain and resonant frequency measurements as a function of a uniform pressure up to 722 kPa, applied to single-cell niobium cavities with different crystallographic structure, purity and treatments. In addition, burst tests of high-purity multi-cell cavities with different crystallographic structure have been conducted up to the tensile strength of the material. Finite-element analysismoreof the single-cell cavity geometry is in good agreement with the observed behavior in the elastic regime assuming a Young's modulus value of 88.5 GPa and a Poisson's ratio of 0.4, regardless of crystallographic structure, purity or treatment. However, the measured yield strength and tensile strength depend on crystallographic structure, material purity and treatment. In particular, the results from this study show that the mechanical properties of niobium cavities with large crystals are comparable to those of cavities made of fine-grain niobium.less

  12. Mechanical properties of niobium radio-frequency cavities

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    Ciovati, Gianluigi; Dhakal, Pashupati; Matalevich, Joseph R.; Myneni, Ganapati Rao; Schmidt, A.; Iversen, J.; Matheisen, A.; Singer, W.

    2015-07-02

    Radio-frequency cavities made of bulk niobium are one of the components used in modern particle accelerators. The mechanical stability is an important aspect of cavity design, which typically relies on finite-element analysis simulations using material properties from tensile tests on sample. This contribution presents the results of strain and resonant frequency measurements as a function of a uniform pressure up to 722 kPa, applied to single-cell niobium cavities with different crystallographic structure, purity and treatments. In addition, burst tests of high-purity multi-cell cavities with different crystallographic structure have been conducted up to the tensile strength of the material. Finite-element analysis of the single-cell cavity geometry is in good agreement with the observed behavior in the elastic regime assuming a Young's modulus value of 88.5 GPa and a Poisson's ratio of 0.4, regardless of crystallographic structure, purity or treatment. However, the measured yield strength and tensile strength depend on crystallographic structure, material purity and treatment. In particular, the results from this study show that the mechanical properties of niobium cavities with large crystals are comparable to those of cavities made of fine-grain niobium.

  13. Thermo-Mechanical Processing and Properties of a Ductile Iron

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    Syn, C.K.; Lesuer, R.R.; Sherby, O.D.

    1997-07-14

    Thermo-mechanical processing of ductile irons is a potential method for enhancing their mechanical properties. A ductile cast iron containing 3.6% C, 2.6% Si and 0.045% Mg was continuously hot-and-warm rolled or one-step press-forged from a temperature in the austenite range (900{degrees}C-1100{degrees}C) to a temperature below the A, temperature. Various amounts of reduction were used (from 60% to more than 90%) followed by a short heat ent at 600`C. The heat ent lead to a structure of fine graphite in a matrix of ferrite and carbides. The hot-and- warm worked materials developed a pearlitic microstructure while the press-forged material developed a spheroidite-like carbide microstructure in the matrix. Cementite-denuded ferrite zones were developed around graphite stringers in the hot-and-warm worked materials, but such zones were absent in the press-forged material. Tensile properties including tensile strength and total elongation were measured along the direction parallel and transverse to the rolling direction and along the direction transverse to the press-forging direction. The tensile ductility and strength both increased with a decrease in the amount of hot-and-warm working. The press- forged materials showed higher strength (645 MPa) than the hot-and-warrn worked materials (575 MPa) when compared at the same ductility level (22% elongation).

  14. Mechanical Properties of Gels; Stress from Confined Fluids

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    George W. Scherer

    2009-12-01

    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

  15. EFFECTIVE MATERIALS PROPERTIES: DETERMINATION AND APPLICATION IN MECHANICAL DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION

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    Grujicic, Mica

    EFFECTIVE MATERIALS PROPERTIES: DETERMINATION AND APPLICATION IN MECHANICAL DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION M. Grujicic, G. Cao and G. M. Fadel Department of Mechanical Engineering Program in Materials for determination of effective mechanical, thermal and thermo-mechanical properties of multi-phase materials

  16. Mechanical properties and modeling of seal-forming lithologies

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

    1993-01-01

    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.

  17. Investigation into mechanical properties of bone and its main constituents

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    Evdokimenko, Ekaterina

    2012-01-01

    mineral to the elastic-plastic properties of bone. J Bonec properties, hardness, viscosity and plastic deformation ofin the plastic region is a function of collagen properties

  18. 3.22 Mechanical Properties of Materials, Spring 2003

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    Gibson, Lorna J.

    Phenomenology of mechanical behavior of materials at the macroscopic level. Relationship of mechanical behavior to material structure and mechanisms of deformation and failure. Topics include: elasticity, viscoelasticity, ...

  19. 3.22 Mechanical Properties of Materials, Spring 2004

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    Gibson, Lorna J.

    Phenomenology of mechanical behavior of materials at the macroscopic level. Relationship of mechanical behavior to material structure and mechanisms of deformation and failure. Topics include: elasticity, viscoelasticity, ...

  20. Fabrication, structure and mechanical properties of indium nanopillars

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    Lee, Gyuhyon; Kim, Ju-Young; Budiman, Arief Suriadi; Tamura, Nobumichi; Kunz, Martin; Chen, Kai; Burek, Michael J.; Greer, Julia R.; Tsui, Ting Y.

    2010-01-01

    Solid and hollow cylindrical indium pillars with nanoscale diameters were prepared using electron beam lithography followed by the electroplating fabrication method. The microstructure of the solid-core indium pillars was characterized by scanning micro-X-ray diffraction, which shows that the indium pillars were annealed at room temperature with very few dislocations remaining in the samples. The mechanical properties of the solid pillars were characterized using a uniaxial microcompression technique, which demonstrated that the engineering yield stress is {approx}9 times greater than bulk and is {approx}1/28 of the indium shear modulus, suggesting that the attained stresses are close to theoretical strength. Microcompression of hollow indium nanopillars showed evidence of brittle fracture. This may suggest that the failure mode for one of the most ductile metals can become brittle when the feature size is sufficiently small.

  1. TRITIUM EFFECTS ON DYNAMIC MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS

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    Clark, E

    2008-11-12

    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.

  2. Mechanical Properties of Particulate Reinforced Aluminium Alloy Matrix Composite

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    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.

    2011-01-17

    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.

  3. Elastic and Viscoelastic Properties of Non-bulk Polymer Interphases in Nanotube-reinforced Polymers

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    Fisher, Frank

    Elastic and Viscoelastic Properties of Non-bulk Polymer Interphases in Nanotube-reinforced Polymers polymer composite materials with outstanding mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. A hurdle to nanoscale interactions between the embedded NTs and adjacent polymer chains. This interphase region

  4. Copyright (to be inserted by Humphrey) Thermal and Dynamic-mechanical Properties of Wood-PVC

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    Citation & Copyright (to be inserted by Humphrey) Thermal and Dynamic-mechanical Properties of Wood properties, maleation, thermal analysis, wood veneer, wood-PVC composites ABSTRACT The influence of maleation on thermal and dynamic-mechanical properties of wood-PVC composites was investigated in this study

  5. Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials M.A. Meyers *, A. Mishra, D.J. Benson

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    Meyers, Marc A.

    Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials M.A. Meyers *, A. Mishra, D.J. Benson Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Program, Mail Code 0411, University; accepted for publication 1 August 2005 Abstract The mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials

  6. Simulation of the Mechanical Performance of Cast Steel with Porosity: Static Properties

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    Simulation of the Mechanical Performance of Cast Steel with Porosity: Static Properties R.A. Hardin.A., and Beckermann, C., "Simulation of the Mechanical Performance of Cast Steel with Porosity: Static Properties1 and C. Beckermann2 1 Research Engineer, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Dept. The University

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

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    Wei, Qiuming

    Nano-structured vanadium: processing and mechanical properties under quasi-static and dynamic compression Q. Wei a,*, T. Jiao a , K.T. Ramesh a , E. Ma b a Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Johns that the grain size of the consolidated V is around 100 nm. Mechanical properties of the nano-structured V were

  8. School of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Student Award Ceremony

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    Acton, Scott

    School of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Student Award Ceremony Thursday, April 17 and Technology in Vienna, VA One was home schooled in Sterling, VA And one comes to us from Piedmont Virginia Engineering, 1 in Biomedical Engineering, and 1 in Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 is in our business

  9. Mechanical properties of tuffaceous rocks under triaxial conditions

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    Karakouzian, M.; Hudyma, N.

    1994-12-01

    Yucca Mountain has been designated as a potential site for a high level nuclear waste repository. Part of the site characterization program is an investigation of the mechanical properties of, the tuffs which comprise Yucca Mountain. This study tested specimens of TCw tuff in triaxial compression to observe the effects of confining pressure, saturation, strain rate, and anisotropy on the compressive strengths and Young`s Moduli of the specimens. Test results have shown that increasing the confining pressure increased the compressive strength and generally increased the Young`s Modulus. Saturation appears to lower both the compressive strength and Young`s Modulus of the specimens. Increasing strain rates increases the compressive strengths, but lowers the Young`s Modulus values. There appears to be a stiffness anisotropy where the specimens are stiffer perpendicular to the orientation of the lithophysal cavity orientation. Correlations with porosity have shown an increase in porosity generally lowers both the compressive strength and the Young`s Modulus of the specimens. From the triaxial tests, the Mohr -- Coulomb strength parameters have also been determined. A comparison between the strengths and modulus values from this study, values from previous studies and the suggested values reveal that the values computed for this study are generally lower than the previously published data. This discrepancy may be due to sample and specimen differences between the studies.

  10. MECHANICAL PROPERTY CHARACTERIZATIONS AND PERFORMANCE MODELING OF SOFC SEALS

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    Koeppel, Brian J.; Vetrano, John S.; Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Sun, Xin; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

    2008-03-26

    This study provides modeling tools for the design of reliable seals for SOFC stacks. The work consists of 1) experimental testing to determine fundamental properties of SOFC sealing materials, and 2) numerical modeling of stacks and sealing systems. The material tests capture relevant temperature-dependent physical and mechanical data needed by the analytical models such as thermal expansion, strength, fracture toughness, and relaxation behavior for glass-ceramic seals and other materials. Testing has been performed on both homogenous specimens and multiple material assemblies to investigate the effect of interfacial reactions. A viscoelastic continuum damage model for a glass-ceramic seal was developed to capture the nonlinear behavior of this material at high temperatures. This model was implemented in the MSC MARC finite element code and was used for a detailed analysis of a planar SOFC stack under thermal cycling conditions. Realistic thermal loads for the stack were obtained using PNNLs in-house multiphysics solver. The accumulated seal damage and component stresses were evaluated for multiple thermal loading cycles, and regions of high seal damage susceptible to cracking were identified. Selected test results, numerical model development, and analysis results will be presented.

  11. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Niobium for SRF Science and Technology

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    Myneni, Ganapati Rao [Accelerator Division, Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia (United States)

    2007-08-09

    Optimized mechanical and physical properties of high purity niobium are crucial for obtaining high performance SRF particle beam accelerator structures consistently. This paper summarizes these important material properties for both high purity polycrystalline and single crystal niobium.

  12. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Niobium for SRF Science and Technology

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    Ganapati Rao Myneni

    2006-10-31

    Optimized mechanical and physical properties of high purity niobium are crucial for obtaining high performance SRF particle beam accelerator structures consistently. This paper summarizes these important material properties for both high purity polycrystalline and single crystal niobium.

  13. Multiscale micromechanical modeling of the thermal/mechanical properties of polymer/clay nanocomposites

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    Sheng, Nuo, 1977-

    2006-01-01

    Polymer/clay nanocomposites have been observed to exhibit enhanced thermal/mechanical properties at low weight fractions (We) of clay. Continuum-based composite modeling reveals that the enhanced properties are strongly ...

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

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    Wang, Jo-Yu

    1994-01-01

    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...

  15. Physical properties as modal operators in the topos approach to quantum mechanics

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    Hector Freytes; Graciela Domenech; Christian de Ronde

    2014-12-21

    In the framework of the topos approach to quantum mechanics we give a representation of physical properties in terms of modal operators on Heyting algebras. It allows us to introduce a classical type study of the mentioned properties.

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

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    Garca, Andre Phillip

    2010-01-01

    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 ...

  17. 3.225 Electronic and Mechanical Properties of Materials, Summer 2002

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    Gibson, Lorna J.

    2002-01-01

    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 ...

  18. Determining the mechanical properties of equine laminar corium tissue

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    Hallab, Nadim James

    1991-01-01

    elastic orthotropic material. BACKGROUND Mechanical Testing of Biological Materials The field of biomechanics has long dealt with the issue of mechanically characterizing soft and hard tissue. Biological tissue has eluded well defined characterization... Toby Selcer for his assistance with the MTS testing system. TABLE OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, TABLE OF CONTENTS. . LIST OF TABLES. . LIST OF FIGURES. . INTRODUCTION. Motivation. Objectives. BACKGROUND. . Mechanical Testing...

  19. Spatial periodicity in growth plate shear mechanical properties is disrupted by vitamin D deficiency

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    Cohen, Itai

    Spatial periodicity in growth plate shear mechanical properties is disrupted by vitamin D modulus Vitamin D a b s t r a c t The growth plate is a highly organized section of cartilage in the long disruption caused by a dietary deficiency of vitamin D. The shear mechanical properties of the proximal

  20. NUMERICAL MODELLING OF AUTOGENOUS HEALING AND RECOVERY OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES IN ULTRA-HIGH

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in the cementitious matrix can react with carbon dioxide dissolved in the water filling the crack. Autogenous healingNUMERICAL MODELLING OF AUTOGENOUS HEALING AND RECOVERY OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES IN ULTRA into the crack and leads to a partial recovery of mechanical properties (Young's modulus, tensile strength

  1. Thermal and mechanical properties of ceramic blanket particle bed materials: Numerical derivation

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    Thermal and mechanical properties of ceramic blanket particle bed materials: Numerical derivation thermal and mechanical properties of the ceramic breeder blanket particle bed materials is presented caused by the high thermal expansion of the breeder particle bed material could lead to ceramic par

  2. Brillouin light scattering studies of the mechanical properties of thin freely standing polystyrene films

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    Dutcher, John

    Brillouin light scattering studies of the mechanical properties of thin freely standing polystyrene-frequency mechanical properties of thin freely standing polystyrene PS films. We have investigated the effects of chain, and thermal expansion of thin, freely stand- ing PS films in the glassy state are consistent with bulk values

  3. Effects of Microwave Radiation on Selected Mechanical Properties of Silk

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    Reed, Emily Jane

    2013-01-01

    Genes Encoding Spider Dragline Silk," Biochemistry, vol. 34,encoding artificial spider dragline silk protein and itsCreep Properties of Spider Dragline Silk," in Mater. Res.

  4. Multifunctional composites and structures with integrated mechanical and electromagnetic properties

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    Amirkhizi, Alireza Vakil

    2006-01-01

    Mal, A. , 2004. Structural health monitoring. Mechanics 33,field of Structural Health Monitoring, or SHM. Researchersfor structural composites with in-situ health monitoring

  5. Determination of mechanical properties of Ni-Cr-P amorphous alloys

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    Kondlapudi, Swaroop Kumar R

    1991-01-01

    DETERMINATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Ni-Cr-P AMORPHOUS ALLOYS A Thesis by SWAROOP KUMAR R. KONDLAPUDI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1991 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DETERMINATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Ni-Cr-P AMORPHOUS ALLOYS A Thesis by SWAROOP KUMAR R. KONDLAPUDI Approved as to style and content by I-t (, :()o . e, ~&am A. Wolfenden...

  6. Technical Note Evaluation of mechanical rock properties using a Schmidt

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    Ze'ev, Reches

    December 1999 1. Introduction The Schmidt Hammer was developed in 1948 for non-destructive testing6]. Such fast, non-destructive and in situ evaluations of rock mechanical parameters reduce the expenses for sample collection and laboratory testing. Consequently, the mechanical parameters can be deter- mined

  7. "Covalent functionalization and electron-transfer properties...

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    to combine the outstanding stability and electrochemical properties of carbon-based structures with the unique properties of molecular structures for applications such as...

  8. Effect of mechanical properties of hydrogel nanoparticles on macrophage cell Xavier Banquy,a

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    Grtter, Peter

    Effect of mechanical properties of hydrogel nanoparticles on macrophage cell uptake Xavier Banquy that the uptake rate, the mechanism of internalization and the concentration of internalized NPs are correlated the uptake of stiff NPs is mediated by a clathrin-dependent mechanism. NPs with an intermediate Young modulus

  9. Influence of defects on thermal and mechanical properties of metals

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    Kamani, Sandeep Kumar

    2009-05-15

    ) and surface defects (grain boundary) using molecular dynamics simulations. Constant stress-constant temperature ensemble with atmospheric pressures is employed. Various properties like average volume, density, potential energy and total energy are obtained...

  10. FERRITE STRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF LOW ALLOY DUPLEX STEELS

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    Hoel, R.H.

    2013-01-01

    and Properties of Dual-Phase Steels, R. A. Kot and J. W.Formable HSLA and Dual Phase Steels, A. T. Davenport, ed. ,Formable HSLA and Dual Phase Steels, A. T. Davenport, ed. ,

  11. Optical characterization of complex mechanical and thermal transport properties

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    Johnson, Jeremy A. (Jeremy Andrew)

    2011-01-01

    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 ...

  12. Optical method for determining the mechanical properties of a material

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    Maris, Humphrey J. (Barrington, RI); Stoner, Robert J. (Duxbury, MA)

    1998-01-01

    Disclosed is a method for characterizing a sample, comprising the steps of: (a) acquiring data from the sample using at least one probe beam wavelength to measure, for times less than a few nanoseconds, a change in the reflectivity of the sample induced by a pump beam; (b) analyzing the data to determine at least one material property by comparing a background signal component of the data with data obtained for a similar delay time range from one or more samples prepared under conditions known to give rise to certain physical and chemical material properties; and (c) analyzing a component of the measured time dependent reflectivity caused by ultrasonic waves generated by the pump beam using the at least one determined material property. The first step of analyzing may include a step of interpolating between reference samples to obtain an intermediate set of material properties. The material properties may include sound velocity, density, and optical constants. In one embodiment, only a correlation is made with the background signal, and at least one of the structural phase, grain orientation, and stoichiometry is determined.

  13. Optical method for determining the mechanical properties of a material

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    Maris, H.J.; Stoner, R.J.

    1998-12-01

    Disclosed is a method for characterizing a sample, comprising the steps of: (a) acquiring data from the sample using at least one probe beam wavelength to measure, for times less than a few nanoseconds, a change in the reflectivity of the sample induced by a pump beam; (b) analyzing the data to determine at least one material property by comparing a background signal component of the data with data obtained for a similar delay time range from one or more samples prepared under conditions known to give rise to certain physical and chemical material properties; and (c) analyzing a component of the measured time dependent reflectivity caused by ultrasonic waves generated by the pump beam using the at least one determined material property. The first step of analyzing may include a step of interpolating between reference samples to obtain an intermediate set of material properties. The material properties may include sound velocity, density, and optical constants. In one embodiment, only a correlation is made with the background signal, and at least one of the structural phase, grain orientation, and stoichiometry is determined. 14 figs.

  14. Biogeochemical Mechanisms Controlling Reduced Radionuclide Particle Properties and Stability

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    Jim K. Fredrickson; John M. Zachara; Matthew J. Marshall; Alex S. Beliaev

    2006-06-01

    Uranium and Technetium are the major risk-driving contaminants at Hanford and other DOE sites. These radionuclides have been shown to be reduced by dissimilatory metal reducing bacteria (DMRB) under anoxic conditions. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that reduction results in the formation of poorly soluble hydrous oxides, UO2(s) and TcO2n?H2O(s), that are believed to limit mobility in the environment. The mechanisms of microbial reduction of U and Tc have been the focus of considerable research in the Environmental Remediation Sciences Program (ERSP). In spite of equal or greater importance in terms of controlling the environmental fate of the contaminants relatively little is known regarding the precipitation mechanism(s), reactivity, persistence, and transport of biogenic UO2(s) and TcO2(s).

  15. Atomistic simulation of defect structure evolution and mechanical properties at long time scales

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    Fan, Yue, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    This thesis is a computational and theoretical investigation of the response of materials' mechanical properties to a wide range of environmental conditions, with a particular focus on the coupled effects of strain rate ...

  16. The impact of mechanical properties of poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels on vocal fold fibroblasts' behavior

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    Liao, Huimin

    2009-05-15

    hydrogel. This study demonstrates that different levels of VFF ECM formation may be achieved by varying the mechanical properties of PEG hydrogels and validates a systematic and controlled platform for further research of cell-biomaterials interaction....

  17. Characterization of the viscoelastic properties of thin-film materials using dynamic-mechanical testing techniques

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    Biskup, Bruce Allen

    1994-01-01

    An investigation into the use of dynamic mechanical analysis to characterize the viscoelastic properties of thin film materials is presented. The methodology was investigated using polyethylene films used on high altitude research balloons. Time...

  18. An instrument for high-throughput measurements of fiber mechanical properties

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    Kristofek, Grant William, 1980-

    2005-01-01

    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 ...

  19. The electrical and mechanical properties of Au-V and Au-V{sub...

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    Journal Article: The electrical and mechanical properties of Au-V and Au-Vsub 2Osub 5 thin films for wear-resistant RF MEMS switches Citation Details In-Document Search Title:...

  20. Microstructure, mechanical property, biodegradation behavior, and biocompatibility of biodegradable FeFe2O3 composites

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    applications. On the other hand, from the mechanical point of view, the properties of 316L stainless steel% by annealing. Both static and dynamic in vitro degradation test indicated a faster corrosion rate

  1. Method of determining elastic and plastic mechanical properties of ceramic materials using spherical indenters

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    Adler, Thomas A. (Corvallis, OR)

    1996-01-01

    The invention pertains a method of determining elastic and plastic mechanical properties of ceramics, intermetallics, metals, plastics and other hard, brittle materials which fracture prior to plastically deforming when loads are applied. Elastic and plastic mechanical properties of ceramic materials are determined using spherical indenters. The method is most useful for measuring and calculating the plastic and elastic deformation of hard, brittle materials with low values of elastic modulus to hardness.

  2. JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 6, NO. 4, DECEMBER 1997 307 Magnetic and Mechanical Properties

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    Properties of Micromachined Strontium Ferrite/Polyimide Composites Laure K. Lagorce and Mark G. Allen, Member, IEEE Abstract--In this work, strontium ferrite/polyimide composite thin films are fabricated- oxydianiline/metaphenylene diamine polyimide matrix. Magnetic, mechanical, and processability properties

  3. EuroGeo4 Paper number 203 ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ON GEOTEXTILES AFTER

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    EuroGeo4 Paper number 203 1 ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ON GEOTEXTILES AFTER-mail: nataliacorreia@uol.com.br) Abstract: When geotextiles are exposed to solar rays for a short or long period and physical properties on 3 polyester PET non-woven geotextiles that were exposed to weathering for 720

  4. Mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fibres

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    North Texas, University of

    replacement material in mortar and concrete. In addition, shrinkage and permeability of hardened concreteMechanical properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fibres O. Gencel*1,2 , C. Ozel3 , W. Brostow2 and G. Martinez-Barrera4 The properties of hardened concrete can

  5. Mechanical properties of connected carbon nanorings via molecular dynamics simulation Nan Chen and Mark T. Lusk*

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    van Duin, Adri

    over carbon reinforced resins currently used in industry.57 Other approaches for mechanical design as elementary construction components, but other carbon nanostructures may offer additional choices in designingMechanical properties of connected carbon nanorings via molecular dynamics simulation Nan Chen

  6. Physical and mechanical properties of bituminous mixtures containing oil shales

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    Katamine, N.M.

    2000-04-01

    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.

  7. Mechanical properties of materials for fusion power plants

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    Forsik, Stphane Alexis Jacques

    industry Table 2.4: Composition in wt% of JLF1 [44], F82H [45], Eurofer97 [32], HT9 [46] and 9Cr2WVTa (ORNL) [47]. Element JLF1 F82H Eurofer97 HT9 9Cr-2WVTa C 0.1 0.097 0.109 0.21 0.1 Si 0.24 0.09 0.003 0.18 0.2 Mn 0.48 0.07 0.49 0.5 0.45 P 0.002 0... (Table 2.4). Two 5tonne heats of F82H were produced in 1993 and 1995 and used for physical and mechanical characterisation in irradiation ex- periments in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) in the US, the Japan Research Reactor (JRR4), the Japan...

  8. Radiation induced effects on mechanical properties of nanoporous gold foams

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    Caro, M., E-mail: magda@lanl.gov, E-mail: efu@pku.edu.cn; Fu, E. G., E-mail: magda@lanl.gov, E-mail: efu@pku.edu.cn; Wang, Y. Q.; Martinez, E.; Caro, A. [Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Mook, W. M.; Sheehan, C.; Baldwin, J. K. [Center for Integrated Nanotechnology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    2014-06-09

    It has recently been shown that due to a high surface-to-volume ratio, nanoporous materials display radiation tolerance. The abundance of surfaces, which are perfect sinks for defects, and the relation between ligament size, defect diffusion, and time combine to define a window of radiation resistance [Fu et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 191607 (2012)]. Outside this window, the dominant defect created by irradiation in Au nanofoams are stacking fault tetrahedra (SFT). Molecular dynamics computer simulations of nanopillars, taken as the elemental constituent of foams, predict that SFTs act as dislocation sources inducing softening, in contrast to the usual behavior in bulk materials, where defects are obstacles to dislocation motion, producing hardening. In this work we test that prediction and answer the question whether irradiation actually hardens or softens a nanofam. Ne ion irradiations of gold nanofoams were performed at room temperature for a total dose up to 4 dpa, and their mechanical behavior was measured by nanoindentation. We find that hardness increases after irradiation, a result that we analyze in terms of the role of SFTs on the deformation mode of foams.

  9. Mechanical and Hydration Properties of NafionVVR Nanocomposite Membranes Produced by Mechanical

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    Mitchell, Brian S.

    and remains the foremost material used in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells today. Many of the ionomer dispersed across the mem- brane. Dynamic mechanical analysis and tensile testing found the membranes in water, is comparable with that of the extruded membrane. VVC 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym

  10. NREL: Awards and Honors - NREL Staff Recognized by DOE for Outstanding...

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    (NREL) staff for their outstanding achievements. See the full list of award winners. Hydrogen Production - Pin-Ching Maness This award recognizes NREL's Pin-Ching Maness for...

  11. AlTiN layer effect on mechanical properties of Ti-doped diamond-like carbon composite coatings

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    AlTiN layer effect on mechanical properties of Ti-doped diamond-like carbon composite coatings Adhesion Ti/Ti-doped diamond-like carbon (DLC) and Ti/AlTiN/Ti-DLC composite coatings were deposited on the properties of these composite coatings was investigated through microstructure and mechanical properties

  12. Mechanical properties and structure of Strombus gigas, Tridacna gigas, and Haliotis rufescens sea shells: A comparative study

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    Meyers, Marc A.

    Mechanical properties and structure of Strombus gigas, Tridacna gigas, and Haliotis rufescens sea of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of California San structures that yield excellent mechanical properties. Shells such as conch (Strombus gigas), giant clam

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

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    Allen, Robert Grover

    2013-03-27

    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. ...

  14. Mechanical and electrical property improvement in CNT/Nylon composites through drawing and stretching

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    Zhu, Yuntian T.

    . Carbon nanotubes A. Nanocomposites A. Polymermatrix composites (PMCs) B. Mechanical properties B the importance of straightening and aligning CNTs in improving the composite strength and electrical conductivity by polymer [8]. The most significant component in these composites is the CNT fiber. Techniques for making

  15. Cryorolling effect on microstructure and mechanical properties of Fe25Cr20Ni austenitic stainless steel

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    dealing with micro- structure and mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steels, since martensitic steel Yi Xiong a,b, , Tiantian He c , Junbei Wang a , Yan Lu a , Lufei Chen a , Fengzhang Ren a Accepted 7 September 2015 Available online 11 September 2015 Keywords: Austenitic stainless steel

  16. TRANSMISSION WELDING OF GLASSES BY FEMTOSECOND LASER: STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    TRANSMISSION WELDING OF GLASSES BY FEMTOSECOND LASER: STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES Paper M processing parameters enables transmission welding. The morphology of the weld cross section was studied of the weld seams were studied through spatially resolved nanoindentation, and indentation fracture analysis

  17. Mechanical Properties of Bulk Nanocrystalline Austenitic Stainless Steels Produced by Equal Channel Angular Pressing

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    Gonzalez, Jeremy

    2012-10-19

    . Tensile strength of nanocrystalline steels exceeds 1 GPa with good ductility in both systems. Mechanical properties of ECAPed 316L are also shown to have less dependence on strain rate than ECAPed 304L. ECAPed steels were shown to exhibit thermal stability...

  18. Estimating cancellous bone properties of the rat from mechanical testing of the femoral neck

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    Groves, Jennifer Ann

    1998-01-01

    were tested in cantilever bending using a notched hole in a plate to support the femur. Slices of the distal femur were tested in a reduced-platen compression test to measure the mechanical properties of the cancellous core. The composite beam model...

  19. IRRADIATION EFFECTS ON THE PHYSIO-MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SUPER-ALLOYS CHARACTERIZED BY LOW THERMAL

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    McDonald, Kirk

    IRRADIATION EFFECTS ON THE PHYSIO-MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SUPER-ALLOYS CHARACTERIZED BY LOW and the associated irradiation damage, an experimental study has been undertaken to evaluate the potential- O) are observed in their un-irradiated state. Irradiations were performed using the 200 MeV protons

  20. Passive film-induced stress and mechanical properties of a-Ti in methanol solution

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    Passive film-induced stress and mechanical properties of a-Ti in methanol solution Zhi Qin 2013 Accepted 7 October 2013 Available online 14 October 2013 Keywords: A. Titanium C. Passive films C. Stress corrosion C. Effects of strain C. Interfaces a b s t r a c t Passive films play an important role

  1. Studying some mechanical properties of MgO with used neon bulb glass

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    Issa, Tarik Talib; Khaleel, Saba Mahdi; Abdul Kareem, Noura Ammar

    2013-12-16

    Ceramic compact of MgO +WT% of UNBG were sintered at different sintering temperature (700, 900, 1100, 1300)c, under static air for 3 hours. X-ray diffraction and some mechanical properties were conducted. The maximum sintered density, compression; fracture strength and hardness were indicated for the compilation of MgO ?20 WT % UNBG, sintered at 1300 c.

  2. Thermal and mechanical properties of EPDM/PP + thermal shock-resistant ceramic composites

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    North Texas, University of

    Thermal and mechanical properties of EPDM/PP + thermal shock-resistant ceramic composites Witold the polymer matrix. The brittleness, B, decreases upon surface modification of the ceramic. The highest value-scale ceramic powder. To overcome the difficulty of particles dispersion and adhe- sion, the filler was modified

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

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    Zok, Frank

    Effects of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Properties of a Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composite Eric A of 10001200C in air. The composite of interest derives its damage tolerance from a highly porous matrix-fiber-reinforced ceramic composites (CFCCs). Among the various ceramic com- posites that have been developed to date

  4. Processing and Mechanical Properties of Ti2AlC Reinforced with Alumina Fibers

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    Jeon, Kwonguk

    2012-10-19

    The fabrication and mechanical properties of Ti2AlC composites reinforced with the alumina oxide fibers, such as NextelTM 720 and ALBF1, were described in this thesis. Alumina fibers and Ti2AlC powders were dispersed in the water and slip cast...

  5. Annealing effects on microstructure and mechanical properties of chromium oxide coatings

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    oxide coatings on low carbon steel substrates ware annealed at high temperatures in order to obtainAnnealing effects on microstructure and mechanical properties of chromium oxide coatings Xiaolu coatings were annealed at different temperatures and times. The influence of annealing temperature

  6. Effects of Creep and Cyclic Loading on the Mechanical Properties and Failure of Human Achilles Tendons

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    Stanford University

    underwent creep test- ing at constant stresses from 35 to 75 MPa. Another 25 tendons underwent sinusoidal slope of the force versus displacement curve for individual loading cycles.20,21 For the creep testsEffects of Creep and Cyclic Loading on the Mechanical Properties and Failure of Human Achilles

  7. 3.22 Mechanical Properties of Materials Test 2: Viscoelasticity and Plasticity

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    Goldwasser, Shafi

    are allowed to bring one 8.5" x 11" sheet into the test. 1. The creep behaviour of polyethylene is given3.22 Mechanical Properties of Materials Test 2: Viscoelasticity and Plasticity April 25, 2002 You by the creep compliance data in the table below. Creep compliance of Polyethylene t (hours) J(t) (psi-1) 0 0

  8. Anisotropy in the compressive mechanical properties of bovine cortical bone and the mineral and protein constituents

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    McKittrick, Joanna

    Cortical bone Compression Demineralization Deproteinization a b s t r a c t The mechanical properties of fully demineralized, fully deproteinized and untreated cortical bovine femur bone were investigated. Demineralization and deproteinization of the bone demonstrated that contiguous, stand-alone structures result

  9. Precipitation and mechanical properties of supersaturated Al-Zn-Mg alloys processed by severe plastic deformation

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    Gubicza, Jen

    Precipitation and mechanical properties of supersaturated Al-Zn-Mg alloys processed by severe density, precipitation. Abstract. Supersaturated Al-4.8Zn-1.2Mg-0.14Zr and Al-5.7Zn-1.9Mg-0.35Cu (wt distribution and the characteristic parameters of the dislocation structure of both Al matrix and precipitates

  10. Controlling Mechanical Properties of Porous Mullite/Alumina Mixtures Via Precursor-Derived Alumina

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    Zok, Frank

    Controlling Mechanical Properties of Porous Mullite/Alumina Mixtures Via Precursor-Derived Alumina- ity of a precursor-derived alumina (PDA) in controlling both the modulus and the toughness of mullite on porous mullite/alumina compacts with varying amounts of precursor-derived alumina (PDA) and com- parisons

  11. Influence of oriented topological defects on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube heterojunctions

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    Lee, We-Jay [National Center for High-Performance Computing; Chang, Jee-Gong [National Center for High-Performance Computing; Yang, An-Cheng [National Center for High-Performance Computing; Wang, Yeng-Tseng [National Center for High-Performance Computing; Su, Wan-Sheng [National Center for High-Performance Computing; Wang, Cai-Zhuang [Ames Laboratory; Ho, Kai-Ming [Ames Laboratory

    2013-10-10

    The mechanical properties of finite-length (5,0)/(8,0) single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) heterojunctions with manipulated topological defects are investigated using molecular dynamics simulation calculations. The results show that the mechanical properties and deformation behavior of SWCNT heterojunctions are mainly affected not only by the diameter of the thinner segment of the SWCNT heterojunction but also by the orientation of the heptagon-heptagon (7-7) pair in the junction region. Moreover, the orientation of the 7-7 pair strongly affects those properties in the compression loading than those in tensile loading. Finally, it is found that the location of buckling deformation in the heterojunctions is dependent on the orientation of the 7-7 pair in the compression.

  12. Hydrogen Segregation in Palladium and the Combined Effects of Temperature and Defects on Mechanical Properties

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    Pham, Hieu H; Cagin, Tahir

    2015-01-01

    Atomistic calculations were carried out to investigate the mechanical properties of Pd crystals as a combined function of structural defects, hydrogen concentration and high temperature. These factors are found to individually induce degradation in the mechanical strength of Pd in a monotonous manner. In addition, defects such as vacancies and grain boundaries could provide a driving force for hydrogen segregation, thus enhance the tendency for their trapping. The simulations show that hydrogen maintains the highest localization at grain boundaries at ambient temperatures. This finding correlates well with the experimental observation that hydrogen embrittlement is more frequently observed around room temperature. The strength-limiting mechanism of mechanical failures induced by hydrogen is also discussed, which supports the hydrogen-enhanced localized plasticity theorem.

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

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    Liu, C.T.; Takeyama, Masao.

    1994-02-01

    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.

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

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

    1994-01-01

    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.

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

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    Anderson, R.C.

    1983-11-22

    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.

  16. Mechanical properties, glass transition temperature, and bond enthalpy trends of high metalloid Fe-based bulk metallic glasses

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    Widom, Michael

    Mechanical properties, glass transition temperature, and bond enthalpy trends of high metalloid Fe December 2007; accepted 8 April 2008; published online 25 April 2008 Mechanical properties and glass plastic strain of 3% is obtained, despite the increase in the number of strong metal-metalloid bonds. Also

  17. Annealing effects on microstructure and mechanical properties of sputtered multilayer Cr(1 -x)AlxN films

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    Annealing effects on microstructure and mechanical properties of sputtered multilayer Cr(1 - x)AlxN films Microstructure Annealing X-ray diffraction Mechanical properties Multilayer Cr(1 - x)AlxN films with a total thickness of 2 m were deposited on high-speed steel by medium frequency magnetron sputtering from

  18. Self-assembling multiblock amphiphiles: Molecular design, supramolecular structure, and mechanical properties

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    Mortazavi, Hamed

    2015-01-01

    We perform off-lattice, canonical ensemble molecular dynamics simulations of the self-assembly of long segmented copolymers consisting of alternating, tunably attractive and hydrophobic {\\em binder} domains, connected by hydrophilic {\\em linker} chains whose length may be separately controlled. In such systems, the molecular design of the molecule directly determines the balance between energetic and entropic tendencies. We determine the structural phase diagram of this system, which shows collapsed states (dominated by the attractive linkers' energies), swollen states (dominated by the random coil linkers' entropies) as well as intermediate network hydrogel phases, where the long molecules exhibit partial collapse to a {\\em single molecule network} state. We present an analysis of the connectivity and spatial structure of this network phase, and relate its basic topology to mechanical properties, using a modified rubber elasticity model. The mechanical properties are further characterized in a direct computa...

  19. Formation mechanism and properties of CdS-Ag2S nanorod superlattices

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    Wang, Lin-Wang; Demchenko, Denis O.; Robinson, Richard D.; Sadtler, Bryce; Erdonmez, Can K.; Alivisatos, A. Paul; Wang, Lin-Wang

    2008-08-11

    The mechanism of formation of recently fabricated CdS-Ag{sub 2}S nanorod superlattices is considered and their elastic properties are predicted theoretically based on experimental structural data. We consider different possible mechanisms for the spontaneous ordering observed in these 1D nanostructures, such as diffusion-limited growth and ordering due to epitaxial strain. A simplified model suggests that diffusion-limited growth partially contributes to the observed ordering, but cannot account for the full extent of the ordering alone. The elastic properties of bulk Ag{sub 2}S are predicted using a first principles method and are fed into a classical valence force field (VFF) model of the nanostructure. The VFF results show significant repulsion between Ag{sub 2}S segments, strongly suggesting that the interplay between the chemical interface energy and strain due to the lattice mismatch between the two materials drives the spontaneous pattern formation.

  20. Topography and Mechanical Property Mapping of International Simple Glass Surfaces with Atomic Force Microscopy

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    Hopf, Juliane [ORNL; Pierce, Eric M [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    Quantitative Nanomechanical Peak Force (PF-QNM) TappingModeTM atomic force microscopy measurements are presented for the first time on polished glass surfaces. The PF-QNM technique allows for topography and mechanical property information to be measured simultaneously at each pixel. Results for the international simple glass which represents a simplified version of SON68 glass suggests an average Young s modulus of 78.8 15.1 GPa is within the experimental error of the modulus measured for SON68 glass (83.6 2 GPa) with conventional approaches. Application of the PF-QNM technique will be extended to in situ glass corrosion experiments with the goal of gaining atomic-scale insights into altered layer development by exploiting the mechanical property differences that exist between silica gel (e.g., altered layer) and pristine glass surface.

  1. End Uses Mechanical Properties Settled By The Modified Sintering Conditions Of The Metal Injection Molding Process

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    Marray, Tarek [Laboratoire Materiaux, ECAM, 40 montee Saint Barthelemy, 69321, Lyon, Cedex 05 (France); Arts et Metiers ParisTech, MecaSurf Laboratory (EA 4496), 2, Cours des Arts et Metiers, 13617 Aix en Provence (France); Jaccquet, Philippe; Moinard-Checot, Delphine [Laboratoire Materiaux, ECAM, 40 montee Saint Barthelemy, 69321, Lyon, Cedex 05 (France); Arts et Metiers ParisTech, LaBoMaP, Rue Porte de Paris, 71250 CLUNY (France); Fabre, Agnes; Barrallier, Laurent [Arts et Metiers ParisTech, MecaSurf Laboratory (EA 4496), 2, Cours des Arts et Metiers, 13617 Aix en Provence (France)

    2011-01-17

    Most common mechanical applications require parts with specific properties as hard faced features. It is well known that treating parts under suitable atmospheres may improve hardness and strength yield of steels. Heat treatment process and more particularly thermo-chemical diffusion processes (such as carburizing or its variation: carbonitriding) can be performed to reach the industrial hardness profile requirements. In this work, a low-alloyed steel feedstock based on water soluble binder system is submitted to the MIM process steps (including injection molding, debinding and sintering). As-sintered parts are then treated under a low pressure carbonitriding treatment. This contribution focuses on preliminary results such as microstructural analyses and mechanical properties which are established at each stage of the process to determine and monitor changes.

  2. Composition, morphology and mechanical properties of sputtered TiAlN coating

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    Budi, Esmar; Razali, M. Mohd.; Nizam, A. R. Md.

    2014-03-24

    TiAlN coating was deposited on the tungsten carbide cutting tool by using DC magnetron sputtering system to study the influence of substrate bias and nitrogen flow rate on the composition, morphology and mechanical properties. The negatively substrate bias and nitrogen flow rate was varied from about ?79 to ?221 V and 30 sccm to 72 sccm, respectively. The coating composition and roughness were characterized by using SEM/EDX and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), respectively. The dynamic ultra micro hardness tester was used to measure the mechanical properties. The coating hardness increases to about 10-12 GPa with an increase of the negatively substrate bias up to ? 200 V and it tend to decrease with an increase in nitrogen flow rate up to 70 sccm. The increase of hardness follows the increase of Ti and N content and rms coating roughness.

  3. File under: A Web name: Academic Sanctions for Students who have Outstanding University Obligations, Policy on [January 7, 1993] Official name: Policy on Academic Sanctions for Students Who Have Outstanding University Obligations [January 7, 1993] Locatio

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    Prodi, Aleksandar

    File under: A Web name: Academic Sanctions for Students who have Outstanding University Obligations, Policy on [January 7, 1993] Official name: Policy on Academic Sanctions for Students Who Have OutstandingCouncil/All%20Policies/A/Policy%20on%20Academic%20Sanctions%20for%20 Students%20Who%20Have%20Outstanding

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

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

    1999-01-01

    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.

  5. The effect of molecular architecture on the mechanical properties of epoxy resin systems

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    Holmes, Gale Antrus

    1992-01-01

    were prepared. The effect of this morphology change and degree of phase separation on the dynamic mechanical properties and fracture toughness of these systems is investigated and reported. iv Modelling of the alpha and beta relaxations... Spectra. Tg Relaxation Spect. ra n Relaxation Spectra FRACTURE STUDIES. Page 83 83 88 125 153 154 B. C. (340) DGEBA/DADPS Matrix &6300& Advanced DGEBA/DADPS Matri~. Partially Phase Separated &6300& (22. 5/340) Bimodal System Completely Phase...

  6. A non-destructive method for measuring the mechanical properties of ultrathin films prepared by atomic layer deposition

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    Zhang, Qinglin; Xiao, Xingcheng Verbrugge, Mark W.; Cheng, Yang-Tse

    2014-08-11

    The mechanical properties of ultrathin films synthesized by atomic layer deposition (ALD) are critical for the liability of their coated devices. However, it has been a challenge to reliably measure critical properties of ALD films due to the influence from the substrate. In this work, we use the laser acoustic wave (LAW) technique, a non-destructive method, to measure the elastic properties of ultrathin Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films by ALD. The measured properties are consistent with previous work using other approaches. The LAW method can be easily applied to measure the mechanical properties of various ALD thin films for multiple applications.

  7. Irradiation imposed degradation of the mechanical and electrical properties of electrical insulation for future accelerator magnets

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    Polinski, J.; Chorowski, M.; Bogdan, P.; Strychalski, M.; Rijk, G. de

    2014-01-27

    Future accelerators will make extensive use of superconductors made of Nb{sub 3}Sn, which allows higher magnetic fields than NbTi. However, the wind-and-react technology of Nb{sub 3}Sn superconducting magnet production makes polyimide Kapton non applicable for the coils' electrical insulation. A Nb{sub 3}Sn technology compatible insulation material should be characterized by high radiation resistivity, good thermal conductivity, and excellent mechanical properties. Candidate materials for the electrical insulation of future accelerator's magnet coils have to be radiation certified with respect to potential degradation of their electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. This contribution presents procedures and results of tests of the electrical and mechanical properties of DGEBA epoxy + D400 hardener, which is one of the candidates for the electrical insulation of future magnets. Two test sample types have been used to determine the material degradation due to irradiation: a untreated one (unirradiated) and irradiated at 77 K with 11 kGy/min intense, 4MeV energy electrons beam to a total dose of 50 MGy.

  8. Mechanism-based Representative Volume Elements (RVEs) for Predicting Property Degradations in Multiphase Materials

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    Xu, Wei; Sun, Xin; Li, Dongsheng; Ryu, Seun; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

    2013-02-01

    Quantitative understanding of the evolving thermal-mechanical properties of a multi-phase material hinges upon the availability of quantitative statistically representative microstructure descriptions. Questions then arise as to whether a two-dimensional (2D) or a three-dimensional (3D) representative volume element (RVE) should be considered as the statistically representative microstructure. Although 3D models are more representative than 2D models in general, they are usually computationally expensive and difficult to be reconstructed. In this paper, we evaluate the accuracy of a 2D RVE in predicting the property degradations induced by different degradation mechanisms with the multiphase solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) anode material as an example. Both 2D and 3D microstructure RVEs of the anodes are adopted to quantify the effects of two different degradation mechanisms: humidity-induced electrochemical degradation and phosphorus poisoning induced structural degradation. The predictions of the 2D model are then compared with the available experimental measurements and the results from the 3D model. It is found that the 2D model, limited by its inability of reproducing the realistic electrical percolation, is unable to accurately predict the degradation of thermo-electrical properties. On the other hand, for the phosphorus poisoning induced structural degradation, both 2D and 3D microstructures yield similar results, indicating that the 2D model is capable of providing computationally efficient yet accurate results for studying the structural degradation within the anodes.

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

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    White, Kevin

    2011-01-11

    -1 IMPROVEMENT IN THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF B-STAGED CARBON NANOTUBE/EPOXY BASED THIN FILM SYSTEMS Major: Mechanical Engineering April 2009 Submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the designation as UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR A Senior Scholars Thesis by KEVIN LEE WHITE IMPROVEMENT IN THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF B-STAGED CARBON NANOTUBE/EPOXY BASED THIN FILM SYSTEMS Approved by: Research...

  10. Thermodynamic and mechanical properties of TiC from ab initio calculation

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    Dang, D. Y.; Fan, J. L.; Gong, H. R., E-mail: gonghr@csu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China)

    2014-07-21

    The temperature-dependent thermodynamic and mechanical properties of TiC are systematically investigated by means of a combination of density-functional theory, quasi-harmonic approximation, and thermal electronic excitation. It is found that the quasi-harmonic Debye model should be pertinent to reflect thermodynamic properties of TiC, and the elastic properties of TiC decease almost linearly with the increase of temperature. Calculations also reveal that TiC possesses a pronounced directional pseudogap across the Fermi level, mainly due to the strong hybridization of Ti 3d and C 2p states. Moreover, the strong covalent bonding of TiC would be enhanced (reduced) with the decrease (increase) of temperature, while the change of volume (temperature) should have negligible effect on density of states at the Fermi level. The calculated results agree well with experimental observations in the literature.

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

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

    2007-04-18

    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).

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

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

    2009-04-27

    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).

  13. Self-assembling multiblock amphiphiles: Molecular design, supramolecular structure, and mechanical properties

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    Hamed Mortazavi; Cornelis Storm

    2015-07-20

    We perform off-lattice, canonical ensemble molecular dynamics simulations of the self-assembly of long segmented copolymers consisting of alternating, tunably attractive and hydrophobic {\\em binder} domains, connected by hydrophilic {\\em linker} chains whose length may be separately controlled. In such systems, the molecular design of the molecule directly determines the balance between energetic and entropic tendencies. We determine the structural phase diagram of this system, which shows collapsed states (dominated by the attractive linkers' energies), swollen states (dominated by the random coil linkers' entropies) as well as intermediate network hydrogel phases, where the long molecules exhibit partial collapse to a {\\em single molecule network} state. We present an analysis of the connectivity and spatial structure of this network phase, and relate its basic topology to mechanical properties, using a modified rubber elasticity model. The mechanical properties are further characterized in a direct computational implementation of oscillatory rheology measurements. We find that it is possible to optimize the mechanical performance by an appropriate choice of molecular design, which may point the way to novel synthetics that make optimal mechanical use of constituent polymers.

  14. 46.1 Shear Viscosity An important mechanical property of fluids is viscosity. Physical systems and applications as diverse as

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    46-1 46.1 Shear Viscosity An important mechanical property of fluids is viscosity. Physical systems, the internal friction of a fluid is analogous to the macroscopic mechanical friction, which causes an object. Kostic Northern Illinois University #12;46-2 Mechanical Variables top plate causes the fluid adjacent

  15. Improvement of mechanical properties by additive assisted laser sintering of PEEK

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    Kroh, M., E-mail: michael.kroh@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de; Bonten, C., E-mail: michael.kroh@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de [Institut fr Kunststofftechnik, University of Stuttgart (Germany); Eyerer, P., E-mail: peter.eyerer@ict.fraunhofer.de [Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) (Germany)

    2014-05-15

    The additive assisted laser sintering was recently developed at IKT: A carbon black (CB) additive is used to adjust the polymer's laser absorption behavior with the aim to improve the interconnection of sintered powder layers. In this paper a parameter study, Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) samples were prepared with different contents of carbon black and were laser sintered with varying thermal treatment. The samples were mechanically tested and investigated by optical light and transmission electron microscopy. An influence on the morphology at the border areas of particles and intersections of laser sintered layers was found. Depending on the viscosity of the raw material and CB content, different shapes of lamellae were observed. These (trans-) crystalline or polymorph structures, respectively, influence the thermal and mechanical behavior of the virgin PEEK. Moreover, the thermal treatment during the sintering process caused an improvement of mechanical properties like tensile strength and elongation at break.

  16. Outstanding Chemical and Nuclear Engineer Awards At each June Commencement, the senior class announces their selections for three department awards: outstanding senior, teaching

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    Outstanding Chemical and Nuclear Engineer Awards At each June Commencement, the senior class member. They are shown below. The two degree programs, chemical engineering and nuclear engineering, had. Year Program Senior Teaching Assistant Professor 2006 Chemical Kathleen Harvey Derek Wayne Griffin

  17. A few nascent methods for measuring mechanical properties of the biological cell.

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    Thayer, Gayle Echo; de Boer, Maarten Pieter; Corvalan, Carlos (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Corwin, Alex David; Campanella, Osvaldo H. (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Nivens, David (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Werely, Steven (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Sumali, Anton Hartono; Koch, Steven John

    2006-01-01

    This report summarizes a survey of several new methods for obtaining mechanical and rheological properties of single biological cells, in particular: (1) The use of laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV) to measure the natural vibrations of certain cells. (2) The development of a novel micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) for obtaining high-resolution force-displacement curves. (3) The use of the atomic force microscope (AFM) for cell imaging. (4) The adaptation of a novel squeezing-flow technique to micro-scale measurement. The LDV technique was used to investigate the recent finding reported by others that the membranes of certain biological cells vibrate naturally, and that the vibration can be detected clearly with recent instrumentation. The LDV has been reported to detect motions of certain biological cells indirectly through the motion of a probe. In this project, trials on Saccharomyces cerevisiae tested and rejected the hypothesis that the LDV could measure vibrations of the cell membranes directly. The MEMS investigated in the second technique is a polysilicon surface-micromachined force sensor that is able to measure forces to a few pN in both air and water. The simple device consists of compliant springs with force constants as low as 0.3 milliN/m and Moire patterns for nanometer-scale optical displacement measurement. Fields from an electromagnet created forces on magnetic micro beads glued to the force sensors. These forces were measured and agreed well with finite element prediction. It was demonstrated that the force sensor was fully functional when immersed in aqueous buffer. These results show the force sensors can be useful for calibrating magnetic forces on magnetic beads and also for direct measurement of biophysical forces on-chip. The use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) for profiling the geometry of red blood cells was the third technique investigated here. An important finding was that the method commonly used for attaching the cells to a substrate actually modified the mechanical properties of the cell membrane. Thus, the use of the method for measuring the mechanical properties of the cell may not be completely appropriate without significant modifications. The latest of the studies discussed in this report is intended to overcome the drawback of the AFM as a means of measuring mechanical and rheological properties. The squeezing-flow AFM technique utilizes two parallel plates, one stationary and the other attached to an AFM probe. Instead of using static force-displacement curves, the technique takes advantage of frequency response functions from force to velocity. The technique appears to be quite promising for obtaining dynamic properties. More research is required to develop this technique.

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

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    Stalheim, Mr. Douglas; Boggess, Todd; San Marchi, Chris; Jansto, Steven; Somerday, Dr. B; Muralidharan, Govindarajan; Sofronis, Prof. Petros

    2010-01-01

    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.

  19. Property CV3 16:06 02/06/2006 1 Variability of the mechanical properties of bone, and its evolutionary

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    Baxter, Paul D.

    properties; evolutionary optima 1. INTRODUCTION The objects of the work described in this paper mechanical properties of bone: Young's modulus, strain at failure, impact energy absorption and so on cannot insights may often be gained by doing so. For instance, except for very highly mineralised bone, bending

  20. Structural, thermodynamic, mechanical, and magnetic properties of FeW system

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    Ren, Q. Q.; Fan, J. L.; Han, Y.; Gong, H. R., E-mail: gonghr@csu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China)

    2014-09-07

    The Fe-W system is systematically investigated through a combined use of first-principles calculation, cluster expansion, special quasirandom structures, and experiments. It is revealed that the ferromagnetic state of BCC Fe-W solid solution has lower heat of formation than its nonmagnetic state within the entire composition range, and intermetallic ?-Fe{sub 2}W and ?-Fe{sub 7}W{sub 6} phases are energetically favorable with negative heats of formation. Calculations also show that the Fe-W solid solution has much lower coefficient of thermal expansion than its mechanical mixture, and that the descending sequence of temperature-dependent elastic moduli of each Fe-W solid solution is E?>?G?>?B. Moreover, magnetic state should have an important effect on mechanical properties of Fe-W phases, and electronic structures can provide a deeper understanding of various properties of Fe-W. The derived results agree well with experimental observations, and can clarify two experimental controversies regarding structural stability and magnetic property of Fe-W phases in the literature.

  1. 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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    Stoner, K.J.

    1999-11-05

    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.

  2. Improved mechanical and electrical properties in electrospun polyimide/multiwalled carbon nanotubes nanofibrous composites

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    Zha, Jun-Wei; Sun, Fang; Wang, Si-Jiao; Wang, Dongrui; Lin, Xiang; Dang, Zhi-Min, E-mail: dangzm@ustb.edu.cn [Laboratory of Dielectric Polymer Materials and Devices, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, School of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Chen, George [School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom)

    2014-10-07

    Highly aligned polyimide (PI) and PI/multi-walled carbon nanotubes (PI/MWCNTs) nanofibrous composites by incorporating poly(ethylene oxide) as the dispersing medium were fabricated using electrospinning technique. The morphology, mechanical, and electrical properties of the electrospun nanofibrous composites were investigated. Scanning electron microscope showed that the functionalized MWCNTs (f-MWCNTs) were well dispersed and oriented along the nanofiber axis. Analysis of electrical properties indicated a remarkable improvement on the alternating current conductivity by introduction of the aligned f-MWCNTs. Besides, with addition of 3 vol. % f-MWCNTs, the obvious enhancement of tensile modulus and strength was achieved. Thus, the electrospun PI/MWCNTs nanofibrous composites have great potential applications in multifunctional engineering materials.

  3. Mechanical and thermal properties of glass-fiber-reinforced composities at cryogenic temperatures

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    Khalil, A.; Han, K.S.

    1982-01-01

    Khalil and Han investigate, in this study, materials that are capable of being used in struts for large superconducting energy storage magnets. The candidate matrials that poses the requisite high strength-to-weight ratios and low thermal conductivities are fiberglass-epoxy and polyester composites. This investigation focuses on fiberglass-epoxy composites (G-10CR), on polyester fiberglass (Extren), and on glass-fiber-wound epoxy composite tubes (GFW AT-1008). The mechanical properties tested were the compressive strength, eslastic modulus, fatigue, and fracture behavior at 300 K and at 77 K. thermal conductivity, heat diffusivity, and specific heat were also tested in the temperature range of 4-300 K. Specifications for the samples, the test equipment, and the procedures are given, along with tables and photographs of the results. Calculation methods for various properties are described. A comparative evaluation of the materials is discussed.

  4. Mechanical properties and microstructure changes of proton exchange membrane under immersed conditions

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    Shi, Shouwen [Tianjin UNiversity, China] [Tianjin UNiversity, China; Liu, Dan [Tianjin UNiversity, China] [Tianjin UNiversity, China; Liu, Dazhi [ORNL] [ORNL; Tae, Patrick J [ORNL] [ORNL; Gao, Carrie Y [ORNL] [ORNL; Yan, Lei [Tianjin UNiversity, China] [Tianjin UNiversity, China; An, Ke [ORNL] [ORNL; Chen, Xu [Tianjin UNiversity, China] [Tianjin UNiversity, China

    2013-01-01

    In this study, mechanical tensile stress strain response and microstructure changes of proton exchange membranes (PEM) in immersed conditions are studied. The effects of water pretreatment and immersion time on stress strain responses of NafionVR2212 membranes are discussed. It is found that in the water immersion it took 24 h for the membrane to reach saturation equilibrium. Compared with dry membrane, immersed Nafion membrane shows a lower stress level at 30C, but a higher stress level at 70C. In situ small angle neutron scattering (SANS) experiments show that with the increase of temperature and water uptake, domains of the membrane become ordered and stay stable at around 60C. Based on the observation, the relationship between the microstructure and mechanical properties is explained.

  5. Correlation of Chemical and Mechanical Property Changes During Oxidative Degradation of Neoprene

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    Celina, M.; Wise, J.; Ottesen, D.K.; Gillen, K.T.; Clough, R.L.

    1999-07-01

    The thermal degradation of a commercial, stabilized, unfilled neoprene (chloroprene) rubber was investigated at temperatures up to 140 C. The degradation of this material is dominated by oxidation rather than dehydrochlorination. Important heterogeneous oxidation effects were observed at the various temperatures investigated using infrared micro-spectroscopy and modulus profiling. Intensive degradation-related spectral changes in the IR occurred in the conjugated carbonyl and hydroxyl regions. Quantitative analysis revealed some differences in the development of the IR oxidation profiles, particularly towards the sample surface. These chemical degradation profiles were compared with modulus profiles (mechanical properties). It is concluded that the profile development is fundamentally described by a diffusion-limited autoxidation mechanism. Oxygen consumption measurements showed that the oxidation rates display non-Arrhenius behavior (curvature) at low temperatures. The current results, when compared to those of a previously studied, clay-filled commercial neoprene formulation, indicate that the clay filler acts as an antioxidant, but only at low temperatures.

  6. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Titanium Components Fabricated by a New Powder Injection Molding Technique

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    Nyberg, Eric A.; Miller, Megan R.; Simmons, Kevin L.; Weil, K. Scott

    2005-05-01

    We have developed a powder injection molding (PIM) binder system for titanium that employs naphthalene as the primary constituent to facilitate easy binder removal and mitigate problems with carbon contamination. In the study presented here, we examined densification behavior, microstructure, and mechanical properties in specimens formed by this process. In general, we found that we could achieve tensile strengths comparable to wrought titanium in the PIM-formed specimens, but that maximum elongation was less than expected. Chemical and microstructural analyses suggest that use of higher purity powder and further process optimization will lead to significant improvements in ductility.

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

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

    2011-12-01

    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.

  8. A Novel Method for the Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Cancellous Bone in the Rat Distal Femur

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    Lucas, Matthew W.

    2010-01-14

    The mechanical properties of the cancellous bone in the laboratory rat animal model are of great interest to the research community for the evaluation of treatments for osteoporosis. Cancellous bone responds rapidly and ...

  9. The effects of unconfined slow uniform heating on the mechanical and transport properties of the westerly and charcoal granites

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    Bauer, Stephen Joseph

    1980-01-01

    THE EFFECTS OF UNCONFINED SLOW UNIFORM HEATING ON THE MECHANICAL AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF THE WESTERLY AND CHARCOAL GRANITES A Thesis L by STEPHEN '-JOSEPH BAUER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial... JOSEPH BAUER Approved as to style and content by: (Chairs of Committee) iember) (Member) (Hea f Department) May 1980 111 ABSTRACT The Effects of Unconfined Slow Uniform Heating on the Mechanical and Transport Properties of the Westerly...

  10. Microstructure and mechanical properties of duplex stainless steel subjected to hydrostatic extrusion

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    Maj, P., E-mail: Piotr.maj@inmat.pw.edu.pl [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Wo?oska 141, 02-507 Warsaw (Poland); Adamczyk-Cie?lak, B.; Mizera, J. [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Wo?oska 141, 02-507 Warsaw (Poland); Pachla, W. [High Pressure Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Soko?owska 29, 01-142 Warsaw (Poland); Kurzyd?owski, K.J. [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Wo?oska 141, 02-507 Warsaw (Poland)

    2014-07-01

    The nanostructure and mechanical properties of ferritic-austenitic duplex stainless steel subjected to hydrostatic extrusion were examined. The refinement of the structure in the initial state and in the two deformation states (? = 1.4 and ? = 3.8) was observed in an optical microscope (OM) and a transmission electron microscope (TEM). The results indicate that the structure evolved from microcrystalline with a grain size of about 4 ?m to nanocrystalline with a grain size of about 150 nm in ferrite and 70 nm in austenite. The material was characterized mechanically by tensile tests performed in the two deformation states. The ultimate strength appeared to increase significantly compared to that in the initial deformation stages, which can be attributed to the grain refinement and plastic deformation. The heterogeneity observed in microregions results from the dual-phase structure of the steel. The results indicate that hydrostatic extrusion is a highly potential technology suitable for improving the properties of duplex steels. - Highlights: Duplex stainless steel was hydro extruded to a total strain of 3.8 After the last stage of deformation heterogeneous structure was obtained in the material As a result of stresses non-diffusive transformation ??? occurred in the material Nanometric (sub)grains were obtained in the austenite regions.

  11. Role of different compatibilizing approaches on the microstructure and mechanical properties of polypropylene/talc composites

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    Homayounfar, S. Z. E-mail: rezabagh@sharif.ir; Bagheri, R. E-mail: rezabagh@sharif.ir

    2014-05-15

    Since in a highly filled polymer, a major problem arises from non-uniformity of properties due to the poor dispersion of filler, the application of coupling agents have been directed to overcome this problem and also to enhance the mechanical performance of the composites by improving the adhesion at the interface. In this study, a comparison between two major coupling approaches is conducted: 1) Using PPgMA as a kind of compatibilizer which changes the nature of the matrix, 2) Using titanate coupling agent which takes action at the interface and reacts with hydroxyl groups at the inorganic filler surface, resulting in the formation of monomolecular layer on the inorganic surface to increase compatibility of filler/matrix interface. The comparison is made based on the mechanical properties of the composites by means of elastic modulus, yield stress, impact strength and percentage of strain-to-fracture and evaluation of their effects on both the dispersion and adhesion of talc plates in the matrix through the microscopy. Transmission optical microscopy (TOM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) are used to observe the deformation micromechanism and the fracture surface of the composites, respectively.

  12. Tuning Structural and Mechanical Properties of Two-Dimensional Molecular Crystals: The Roles of Carbon Side Chains

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    Pennycook, Steve

    , Maryland 20742, United States Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, The University of Liverpool for the future applicability of molecular electronics devices is a resilience of their properties to mechanical-field calculations we are able to quantitatively determine interaction energies and to extract elastic properties

  13. ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS

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

    2001-07-01

    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.

  14. Three-dimensional numerical models with varied material properties and erosion rates: Implications for the mechanics and kinematics

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    Mueller, Karl

    for the mechanics and kinematics of compressive wedges Phaedra Upton,1,2 Karl Mueller,3 and Yue-Gau Chen4 Received develop three-dimensional mechanical models of a compressive wedge and investigate how the form and kinematics of the outboard wedge are affected by variation in initial topography, material properties

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

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    Lam, P

    2006-06-08

    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).

  16. Quantum mechanics based force field for carbon ,,QMFF-Cx... validated to reproduce the mechanical and thermodynamics properties

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Quantum mechanics based force field for carbon ,,QMFF-Cx... validated to reproduce the mechanical mechanics based force field for carbon QMFF-Cx by fitting to results from density functional theory . A third, eclipsed geometry is calculated to be much higher in energy. The QMFF-Cx force field leads

  17. The corrosion and corrosion mechanical properties evaluation for the LBB concept in VVERs

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    Ruscak, M.; Chvatal, P.; Karnik, D.

    1997-04-01

    One of the conditions required for Leak Before Break application is the verification that the influence of corrosion environment on the material of the component can be neglected. Both the general corrosion and/or the initiation and, growth of corrosion-mechanical cracks must not cause the degradation. The primary piping in the VVER nuclear power plant is made from austenitic steels (VVER 440) and low alloy steels protected with the austenitic cladding (VVER 1000). Inspection of the base metal and heterogeneous weldments from the VVER 440 showed that the crack growth rates are below 10 m/s if a low oxygen level is kept in the primary environment. No intergranular cracking was observed in low and high oxygen water after any type of testing, with constant or periodic loading. In the framework of the LBB assessment of the VVER 1000, the corrosion and corrosion mechanical properties were also evaluated. The corrosion and corrosion mechanical testing was oriented predominantly to three types of tests: stress corrosion cracking tests corrosion fatigue tests evaluation of the resistance against corrosion damage. In this paper, the methods used for these tests are described and the materials are compared from the point of view of response on static and periodic mechanical stress on the low alloyed steel 10GN2WA and weld metal exposed in the primary circuit environment. The slow strain rate tests and static loading of both C-rings and CT specimens were performed in order to assess the stress corrosion cracking characteristics. Cyclic loading of CT specimens was done to evaluate the kinetics of the crack growth under periodical loading. Results are shown to illustrate the approaches used. The data obtained were evaluated also from the point of view of comparison of the influence of different structure on the stress corrosion cracking appearance. The results obtained for the base metal and weld metal of the piping are presented here.

  18. The Study of Mechanical Properties of Cells as a Biomarker for Cancer Diagnostics

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    Tse, Henry Tat Kwong

    2012-01-01

    Di Carlo, D. (2012). A Mechanical Biomarker of Cell State inusing a microfluidic device for mechanical and electricalOral Cancer Diagnosis by Mechanical Phenotyping. Cancer Res

  19. Structural, electronic, mechanical, and dynamical properties of graphene oxides: A first principles study

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    Dabhi, Shweta D. [Department of Physics, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar 364001 (India); Gupta, Sanjay D. [V. B. Institute of Science, Department of Physics, C. U. Shah University, Wadhwan City - 363030, Surendranagar (India); Jha, Prafulla K., E-mail: prafullaj@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-390002 (India)

    2014-05-28

    We report the results of a theoretical study on the structural, electronic, mechanical, and vibrational properties of some graphene oxide models (GDO, a-GMO, z-GMO, ep-GMO and mix-GMO) at ambient pressure. The calculations are based on the ab-initio plane-wave pseudo potential density functional theory, within the generalized gradient approximations for the exchange and correlation functional. The calculated values of lattice parameters, bulk modulus, and its first order pressure derivative are in good agreement with other reports. A linear response approach to the density functional theory is used to derive the phonon frequencies. We discuss the contribution of the phonons in the dynamical stability of graphene oxides and detailed analysis of zone centre phonon modes in all the above mentioned models. Our study demonstrates a wide range of energy gap available in the considered models of graphene oxide and hence the possibility of their use in nanodevices.

  20. Anharmonicity, mechanical instability, and thermodynamic properties of the Cr-Re ?-phase

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    Palumbo, Mauro, E-mail: mauro.palumbo@rub.de; Fries, Suzana G. [ICAMS, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitt Str. 150, D-44801 Bochum (Germany)] [ICAMS, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitt Str. 150, D-44801 Bochum (Germany); Pasturel, Alain [SIMAP, UMR CNRS-INPG-UJF 5266, BP 75, F-38402 Saint Martin dHres (France)] [SIMAP, UMR CNRS-INPG-UJF 5266, BP 75, F-38402 Saint Martin dHres (France); Alf, Dario [Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, London Centre for Nanotechnology and Thomas Young Centre-UCL, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)] [Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, London Centre for Nanotechnology and Thomas Young Centre-UCL, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)

    2014-04-14

    Using density-functional theory in combination with the direct force method and molecular dynamics we investigate the vibrational properties of a binary Cr-Re ?-phase. In the harmonic approximation, we have computed phonon dispersion curves and density of states, evidencing structural and chemical effects. We found that the ?-phase is mechanically unstable in some configurations, for example, when all crystallographic sites are occupied by Re atoms. By using a molecular-dynamics-based method, we have analysed the anharmonicity in the system and found negligible effects (?0.5 kJ/mol) on the Helmholtz energy of the binary Cr-Re ?-phase up to 2000 K (?0.8T{sub m}). Finally, we show that the vibrational contribution has significant consequences on the disordering of the ?-phase at high temperature.

  1. Mechanical properties of individual InAs nanowires studied by tensile tests

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    Li, X.; Wei, X. L., E-mail: weixl@pku.edu.cn, E-mail: qingchen@pku.edu.cn; Xu, T. T.; Ning, Z. Y.; Shu, J. P.; Chen, Q., E-mail: weixl@pku.edu.cn, E-mail: qingchen@pku.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Wang, X. Y.; Pan, D.; Zhao, J. H.; Yang, T. [Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083 (China)] [Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2014-03-10

    Mechanical properties of individual InAs nanowires (NWs) synthesized by metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) methods are studied by in-situ tensile tests in a scanning electron microscope and their fracture strength and Young's modulus are obtained. The two types of NWs both exhibit brittle fracture with a maximum elastic strain up to ?10%. Their fracture strength distributes in a similar range of ?25?GPa with a general trend of increasing with NW volume decrease, which is well described by Weibull statistic with a smaller Weibull modulus and a higher characteristic strength for MOCVD NWs. Young's modulus is determined to be 1678?GPa with an average value of 45?GPa and no dependence on NW diameter for MOCVD NWs and 3479?GPa with an average value of 58?GPa for MBE NWs.

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

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

    2011-03-24

    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.

  3. Application of supersymmetric quantum mechanics to study bound state properties of exotic hypernuclei

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    Khan, Md Abdul

    2015-01-01

    Bound state properties of few single and double-$\\Lambda$ hypernuclei is critically examined in the framework of core-$\\Lambda$ and core+$\\Lambda+\\Lambda$ few-body model applying hyperspherical harmonics expansion method (HHEM). The $\\Lambda\\Lambda$ potential is chosen phenomenologically while the core-$\\Lambda$ potential is obtained by folding a phenomenological $\\Lambda N$ interaction into the density distribution of the core. The depth of the effective $\\Lambda N$ potential is adjusted to reproduce the experimental data for the core-$\\Lambda$ subsystem. The three-body Schr\\"odinger equation is solved by hyperspherical adiabatic approximation (HAA) to get the ground state energy and wave function. The ground state wavefunction is used to construct the supersymmetric partner potential following prescription of supersymmetric quantum mechanics (SSQM) algebra. The newly constructed supersymmetric partner potential is used to solve the three-body Schr\\"odinger equation to get the energy and wavefunction for the...

  4. Thermal-mechanical Properties of Epoxy-impregnated Bi-2212/Ag Composite

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    Li, Pei [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Wang, Yang [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Godeke, Arno [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Ye, Liyang [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States); Flanagan, Gene [Muons Inc., Batavia, IL (United States); Shen, Tengming [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)

    2014-11-26

    Knowledge of the thermal-mechanical properties of epoxy/superconductor/insulation composite is important for designing, fabricating, and operating epoxy impregnated high field superconducting magnets near their ultimate potentials. We report measurements of the modulus of elasticity, Poissons ratio, and the coefficient of thermal contraction of epoxy-impregnated composite made from the state-of-the-art powder-in-tube multifilamentary Ag/Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox round wire at room temperature and cryogenic temperatures. Stress-strain curves of samples made from single-strand and Rutherford cables were tested under both monotonic and cyclic compressive loads, with single strands insulated using a thin TiO2 insulation coating and the Rutherford cable insulated with a braided ceramic sleeve.

  5. Mechanical properties of granular materials: A variational approach to grain-scale simulations

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    Holtzman, R.; Silin, D.B.; Patzek, T.W.

    2009-01-15

    The mechanical properties of cohesionless granular materials are evaluated from grain-scale simulations. A three-dimensional pack of spherical grains is loaded by incremental displacements of its boundaries. The deformation is described as a sequence of equilibrium configurations. Each configuration is characterized by a minimum of the total potential energy. This minimum is computed using a modification of the conjugate gradient algorithm. Our simulations capture the nonlinear, path-dependent behavior of granular materials observed in experiments. Micromechanical analysis provides valuable insight into phenomena such as hysteresis, strain hardening and stress-induced anisotropy. Estimates of the effective bulk modulus, obtained with no adjustment of material parameters, are in agreement with published experimental data. The model is applied to evaluate the effects of hydrate dissociation in marine sediments. Weakening of the sediment is quantified as a reduction in the effective elastic moduli.

  6. Numerical simulation of temperature field, microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of HSS during hot stamping

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    Shi, Dongyong; Liu, Wenquan [Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, P.R. (China); Ying, Liang, E-mail: pinghu@dlut.edu.cn; Hu, Ping, E-mail: pinghu@dlut.edu.cn; Shen, Guozhe [Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, School of Automotive Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, P.R. (China)

    2013-12-16

    The hot stamping of boron steels is widely used to produce ultra high strength automobile components without any spring back. The ultra high strength of final products is attributed to the fully martensitic microstructure that is obtained through the simultaneous forming and quenching of the hot blanks after austenization. In the present study, a mathematical model incorporating both heat transfer and the transformation of austenite is presented. A FORTRAN program based on finite element technique has been developed which permits the temperature distribution and microstructure evolution of high strength steel during hot stamping process. Two empirical diffusion-dependent transformation models under isothermal conditions were employed respectively, and the prediction capability on mechanical properties of the models were compared with the hot stamping experiment of an automobile B-pillar part.

  7. Junior Tennis Program -Outstanding Performers Brittney Horlacher, Western Boone High School, Class of 2010

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    Pittendrigh, Barry

    Junior Tennis Program - Outstanding Performers Brittney Horlacher, Western Boone High School, Class School, Class of 2011 #3 Indiana; #22 Midwest; #203 National; Varsity at Purdue University Rachael Bridegroom, Wabash High School, Class of 2011 #13 Indiana; #73 Midwest; #472 National; Varsity at IUPU

  8. Plant & Microbial Biology (PMB) and the Graduate Group in Microbiology (GGM) offers outstanding doctoral programs. PMB

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    Plant & Microbial Biology (PMB) and the Graduate Group in Microbiology (GGM) offers outstanding BioEnergy Institute, the Energy Biosciences Institute, the US Depart- ment of Energy-Joint Genome, Physiology & Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Computa- tional Biology. Plant and Microbial Biology (PMB

  9. Influence of electron beam irradiation on mechanical and thermal properties of polypropylene/polyamide blend

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    Nakamura, Shigeya, E-mail: shi-nakamura@hitachi-chem.co.jp [Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., 1150 Goshomiya, Chikusei, Ibaraki 308-8524, Japan and Department of Materials Science, School of Engineering, The University of Shiga Prefecture, 2500 Hassaka-cho, Hikone, 522-8533, Shiga (Japan); Tokumitsu, Katsuhisa [Department of Materials Science, School of Engineering, The University of Shiga Prefecture, 2500 Hassaka-cho, Hikone, 522-8533, Shiga (Japan)

    2014-05-15

    The effects of electron beam irradiation on the mechanical and thermal properties of polypropylene (PP) and polyamide6 (PA6) blends-with talc 20 wt% as filler, SEBS-g-MAH as compatibilizer, and triallyl isocyanurate as crosslinking agent-were investigated. Although the tensile and flexural moduli and strengths of the PP/PA6 blends with talc, SEBS-g-MAH, and TAIC could be increased by the application of electron beam irradiation, the impact strength was decreased. Ddifferential scanning calorimetryer measurements showed that the melting temperatures of all PP/PA6 blends were decreased with increases in the electron beam irradiationdose. From dynamic mechanical analyzer results, a storage modulus curve in the plateau region was observed only in the PP/PA6 blends with talc, SEBS-g-MAH, and TAIC; the storage modulus increased with increasing electron beam irradiation dose, indicating that the three-dimensional network developed gradually in the more amorphous PA6. As a result, the most significant improvement observed in heat distortion tests under high load (1.8 MPa) occurred at 200 kGy.

  10. Electronic and mechanical properties of Zr{sub 2}TiAl: A first principles study

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    Reddy, P. V. Sreenivasa, E-mail: kanchana@iith.ac.in; Kanchana, V., E-mail: kanchana@iith.ac.in [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Ordnance Factory Estate, Yeddumailaram-502205, Andhra Pradesh (India)

    2014-04-24

    First principles study of electronic and mechanical properties of ternary phase Zr{sub 2}TiAl intermetallic compound has been carried out by using full potential linear augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method. Our calculated lattice parameter is in good agreement with the experiment. We find the magnetic phase of the compound to be stable with a magnetic moment of 1.95 ?{sub B}. The major contribution to the total magnetic moment arises mainly from the Ti atom with the local magnetic moment of 1.22 ?{sub B}. From the density of states plots we find the Ti-d and Zr-d to dominate at the Fermi level (E{sub F}) with enhanced crystal field splitting and exchange splitting found in Ti. The mechanical stability of the compound is confirmed from the calculated elastic constants, and we find the compound to be ductile in nature from the calculated Pughs ratio and Cauchys pressure.

  11. Methodology for Mechanical Property Testing of Fuel Cladding Using a Expanded Plug Wedge Test

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    Jiang, Hao; Wang, Jy-An John

    2014-01-01

    An expanded plug method was developed earlier for determining the tensile properties of irradiated fuel cladding. This method tests fuel rod cladding ductility by utilizing an expandable plug to radially stretch a small ring of irradiated cladding material. The circumferential or hoop strain is determined from the measured diametrical expansion of the ring. A developed procedure is used to convert the load circumferential strain data from the ring tests into material pseudo-stress-strain curves, from which material properties of the cladding can be extracted. However, several deficiencies existed in this expanded-plug test that can impact the accuracy of test results, such as that the large axial compressive stress resulted from the expansion plug test can potentially induce the shear failure mode of the tested specimen. Moreover, highly nonuniform stress and strain distribution in the deformed clad gage section and significant compressive stresses, induced by bending deformation due to clad bulging effect, will further result in highly nonconservative estimates of the mechanical properties for both strength and ductility of the tested clad. To overcome the aforementioned deficiencies associated with the current expansion plug test, systematic studies have been conducted. By optimizing the specific geometry designs, selecting the appropriate material for the expansion plug, and adding new components into the testing system, a modified expansion plug testing protocol has been developed. A general procedure was also developed to determine the hoop stress in the tested ring specimen. A scaling factor, -factor, was used to convert the ring load Fring into hoop stress , and is written as _ = F_ring/tl , where t is the clad thickness and l is the clad length. The generated stress-strain curve agrees well with the associated tensile test data in both elastic and plastic deformation regions.

  12. Structural characteristics and elevated temperature mechanical properties of AJ62 Mg alloy

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    Kubsek, J., E-mail: Jiri.Kubasek@vscht.cz; Vojt?ch, D.; Martnek, M.

    2013-12-15

    Structure and mechanical properties of the novel casting AJ62 (Mg6Al2Sr) alloy developed for elevated temperature applications were studied. The AJ62 alloy was compared to commercial casting AZ91 (Mg9Al1Zn) and WE43 (Mg4Y3RE) alloys. The structure was examined by scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and energy dispersive spectrometry. Mechanical properties were characterized by Viskers hardness measurements in the as-cast state and after a long-term heat treatment at 250 C/150 hours. Compressive mechanical tests were also carried out both at room and elevated temperatures. Compressive creep tests were conducted at a temperature of 250 C and compressive stresses of 60, 100 and 140 MPa. The structure of the AJ62 alloy consisted of primary ?-Mg dendrites and interdendritic nework of the Al{sub 4}Sr and massive Al{sub 3}Mg{sub 13}Sr phases. By increasing the cooling rate during solidification from 10 and 120 K/s the average dendrite arm thickness decreased from 18 to 5 ?m and the total volume fraction of the interdendritic phases from 20% to 30%. Both factors slightly increased hardness and compressive strength. The room temperature compressive strength and hardness of the alloy solidified at 30 K/s were 298 MPa and 50 HV 5, i.e. similar to those of the as-cast WE43 alloy and lower than those of the AZ91 alloy. At 250 C the compressive strength of the AJ62 alloy decreased by 50 MPa, whereas those of the AZ91 and WE43 alloys by 100 and 20 MPa, respectively. The creep rate of the AJ62 alloy was higher than that of the WE43 alloy, but significantly lower in comparison with the AZ91 alloy. Different thermal stabilities of the alloys were discussed and related to structural changes during elevated temperature expositions. - Highlights: Small effect of cooling rate on the compressive strength and hardness of AJ 62 A bit lower compressive strength of AJ 62 compared to AZ91 at room temperature Higher resistance of the AJ 62 alloy to the creep process in compression compared to AZ91 Excellent thermal stability and creep resistance of the alloy WE 43 Improved thermal stability and creep resistance in order WE43 > AJ62 >> AZ91.

  13. INITIAL COMPARISON OF BASELINE PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES FOR THE VHTR CANDIDATE GRAPHITE GRADES

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    Carroll, Mark C

    2014-09-01

    High-purity graphite is the core structural material of choice in the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) design, a graphite-moderated, helium-cooled configuration that is capable of producing thermal energy for power generation as well as process heat for industrial applications that require temperatures higher than the outlet temperatures of present nuclear reactors. The Baseline Graphite Characterization Program is endeavoring to minimize the conservative estimates of as-manufactured mechanical and physical properties in nuclear-grade graphites by providing comprehensive data that captures the level of variation in measured values. In addition to providing a thorough comparison between these values in different graphite grades, the program is also carefully tracking individual specimen source, position, and orientation information in order to provide comparisons both in specific properties and in the associated variability between different lots, different billets, and different positions from within a single billet. This report is a preliminary comparison between each of the grades of graphite that are considered candidate grades from four major international graphite producers. These particular grades (NBG-18, NBG-17, PCEA, IG-110, and 2114) are the major focus of the evaluations presently underway on irradiated graphite properties through the series of Advanced Graphite Creep (AGC) experiments. NBG-18, a medium-grain pitch coke graphite from SGL from which billets are formed via vibration molding, was the favored structural material in the pebble-bed configuration. NBG-17 graphite from SGL is essentially NBG-18 with the grain size reduced by a factor of two. PCEA, petroleum coke graphite from GrafTech with a similar grain size to NBG-17, is formed via an extrusion process and was initially considered the favored grade for the prismatic layout. IG-110 and 2114, from Toyo Tanso and Mersen (formerly Carbone Lorraine), respectively, are fine-grain grades produced via an isomolding process. An analysis of the comparison between each of these grades will include not only the differences in fundamental and statistically-significant individual strength levels, but also the differences in variability in properties within each of the grades that will ultimately provide the basis for the prediction of in-service performance. The comparative performance of the different types of nuclear-grade graphites will continue to evolve as thousands more specimens are fully characterized from the numerous grades of graphite being evaluated.

  14. Mechanical and bulk properties of intact rock collected in the laboratory in support of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

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

    1994-11-01

    A comprehensive laboratory investigation is determining the mechanical properties of tuffs for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP). Most recently, experiments have been performed on tuff samples from a series of drill holes along the planned alignment of the Exploratory Study Facilities (ESF) north ramp. Unconfined compression and indirect tension experiments were performed and the results are being analyzed with the help of bulk property information. The results on samples from eight of the drill holes are presented. In general, the properties vary widely, but are highly dependent on the sample porosity. The developed relationships between mechanical properties and porosity are powerful tools in the effort to model the rock mass response of Yucca Mountain to the emplacement of the potential high-level radioactive waste repository.

  15. Elastic and Mechanical Properties of Plutonium and Plutonium Alloys Tarik A. Saleh, Adam M. Farrow, Franz J. Friebert, Albert Migliori, Jeremy N. Mitchell, Michael E. Bange

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    Elastic and Mechanical Properties of Plutonium and Plutonium Alloys Tarik A. Saleh, Adam M. Farrow and reactivity of plutonium on mechanical properties is of paramount importance to plutonium research of plutonium and its alloys, focusing on changing properties as a function of homogenization and age

  16. The structural and mechanical properties of a Cu??Zr??(at. %) alloy processed by High-Velocity-Injection (HVI)

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    Hays, Charles C.

    1986-01-01

    THE STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A Cu6OZr4D(at. X) ALLOY PROCESSED BY HIGH-VELOCITY- INJECTION (HVI) A Thesis by CHARLES C. HAYS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AIIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1986 Major Subject: Physics THE STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A CuBOZr4O(at. %) ALLOY PROCESSED BY HIGH-VELOCITY- INJECTION (HVI ) A Thesis by CHARLES C. HAYS Approved as to style and content by: D. G...

  17. On the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Nitinol for Biomedical Stent Applications

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    Robertson, Scott W.

    2006-01-01

    the fracture properties of Nitinol tube. REFERENCES Buehlerand strength properties of nitinol shape memory alloy sutureJ. Biocompatibility of Nitinol. SMST-2000: The International

  18. Statistical Comparison of the Baseline Mechanical Properties of NBG-18 and PCEA Graphite

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    Mark C. Carroll; David T. Rohrbaugh

    2013-08-01

    High-purity graphite is the core structural material of choice in the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR), a graphite-moderated, helium-cooled design that is capable of producing process heat for power generation and for industrial process that require temperatures higher than the outlet temperatures of present nuclear reactors. The Baseline Graphite Characterization Program is endeavoring to minimize the conservative estimates of as-manufactured mechanical and physical properties by providing comprehensive data that captures the level of variation in measured values. In addition to providing a comprehensive comparison between these values in different nuclear grades, the program is also carefully tracking individual specimen source, position, and orientation information in order to provide comparisons and variations between different lots, different billets, and different positions from within a single billet. This report is a preliminary comparison between the two grades of graphite that were initially favored in the two main VHTR designs. NBG-18, a medium-grain pitch coke graphite from SGL formed via vibration molding, was the favored structural material in the pebble-bed configuration, while PCEA, a smaller grain, petroleum coke, extruded graphite from GrafTech was favored for the prismatic configuration. An analysis of the comparison between these two grades will include not only the differences in fundamental and statistically-significant individual strength levels, but also the differences in variability in properties within each of the grades that will ultimately provide the basis for the prediction of in-service performance. The comparative performance of the different types of nuclear grade graphites will continue to evolve as thousands more specimens are fully characterized from the numerous grades of graphite being evaluated.

  19. Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering Additive Manufacturing

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    Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering Additive Manufacturing University of Kansas of additive manufacturing. Exceptional candidates with outstanding qualifications could be considered using additive manufacturing in applications such as, but not limited to the net shape manufacture of

  20. Determination of effective mechanical properties of a double-layer beam by means of a nano-electromechanical transducer

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    Hocke, Fredrik; Pernpeintner, Matthias; Gross, Rudolf, E-mail: rudolf.gross@wmi.badw.de [Walther-Meiner-Institut, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Nanosystems Initiative Munich, D-80799 Mnchen (Germany); Physik-Department, Technische Universitt Mnchen, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Zhou, Xiaoqing; Kippenberg, Tobias J. [cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Schliesser, Albert [cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark); Huebl, Hans, E-mail: hans.huebl@wmi.badw.de [Walther-Meiner-Institut, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Nanosystems Initiative Munich, D-80799 Mnchen (Germany)

    2014-09-29

    We investigate the mechanical properties of a doubly clamped, double-layer nanobeam embedded into an electromechanical system. The nanobeam consists of a highly pre-stressed silicon nitride and a superconducting niobium layer. By measuring the mechanical displacement spectral density both in the linear and the nonlinear Duffing regime, we determine the pre-stress and the effective Young's modulus of the nanobeam. An analytical double-layer model quantitatively corroborates the measured values. This suggests that this model can be used to design mechanical multilayer systems for electro- and optomechanical devices, including materials controllable by external parameters such as piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, or in more general multiferroic materials.

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

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    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

    2008-08-01

    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.

  2. Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Matrix Composite Reinforced by Carbothermally Reduced of Fly Ash

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    Jamasri; Wildan, M. W.; Sulardjaka; Kusnanto

    2011-01-17

    The addition of fly ash into aluminum as reinforcement can potentially reduce the production cost and density of aluminum. However, mechanical properties of aluminum matrix composite reinforced by fly ash (MMC ALFA) have some limitations due to the characteristic of fly ash. In this study, a carbothermal reduction process of fly ash and activated carbon powder with particle size <32 {mu}m was performed prior to produce MMC ALFA.The process was carried out in a furnace at 1300 deg. C in vacuum condition under argon flow. Synthesis product was analyzed by XRD with Cu-K{sub {alpha}} radiation. From XRD analysis, it shows that the synthesis process can produce SiC powder. The synthesis product was subsequently used as reinforcement particle. Aluminum powder was mixed with 5, 10 and 15% of the synthesized powder, and then uni-axially compacted at pressure of 300 MPa. The compacted product was sintered for 2 hours in argon atmosphere at temperature variation of 550 and 600 deg. C. Flexural strength, hardness and density of MMC ALFA's product were respectively evaluated using a four point bending test method based on ASTM C1161 standard, Brinell hardness scale and Archimedes method. The result of this study shows that the increase of weight of reinforcement can significantly increase the hardness and flexural strength of MMCs. The highest hardness and flexural strength of the MMC product are 300 kg/mm{sup 2} and 107.5 MPa, respectively.

  3. On the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Nitinol forBiomedical Stent Applications

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    Robertson, Scott W.

    2006-12-15

    This dissertation was motivated by the alarming number of biomedical device failures reported in the literature, coupled with the growing trend towards the use of Nitinol for endovascular stents. The research is aimed at addressing two of the primary failure modes in Nitinol endovascular stents: fatigue-crack growth and overload fracture. The small dimensions of stents, coupled with their complex geometries and variability among manufacturers, make it virtually impossible to determine generic material constants associated with specific devices. Instead, the research utilizes a hybrid of standard test techniques (fracture mechanics and x-ray micro-diffraction) and custom-designed testing apparatus for the determination of the fracture properties of specimens that are suitable representations of self-expanding Nitinol stents. Specifically, the role of texture (crystallographic alignment of atoms) and the austenite-to-martensite phase transformation on the propagation of cracks in Nitinol was evaluated under simulated body conditions and over a multitude of stresses and strains. The results determined through this research were then used to create conservative safe operating and inspection criteria to be used by the biomedical community for the determination of specific device vulnerability to failure by fracture and/or fatigue.

  4. In this report we will review the mechanical and microstructural properties of the refractory element rhenium (Re) deposited using Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM).

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    element rhenium (Re) deposited using Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM). With useable structural strength are compared to the existing properties found in the literature for other manufacturing processes Engineering Doctoral Defense Microstructural and Mechanical Property Characterization of Laser Additive

  5. Anschutz Library receives plaque recognizing outstanding efforts in energy conservation and sustainability

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    2009-01-01

    On Friday, August 14, Chevron Energy Solutions (CES) will present a plaque to Anschutz Library to recognize outstanding efforts in energy conservation and sustainability. Building operations manager Robert Szabo and Libraries sustainability ambassador Amalia... stream_size 2298 stream_content_type text/plain stream_name KULibraries_NewsRelease_AnschutzLibraryRecognizedConservationSustainability_2009.pdf.txt stream_source_info KULibraries_NewsRelease_AnschutzLibraryRecognizedConservationSustainability...

  6. INFLUENCE OF MECHANICAL COMPACTION AND CLAY MINERAL DIAGENESIS ON THE MICROFABRIC AND PORE-SCALE PROPERTIES OF DEEP-WATER

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    -SCALE PROPERTIES OF DEEP-WATER GULF OF MEXICO MUDSTONES ANDREW C. APLIN 1 , INGO F. MATENAAR 1 , { , DOUGLAS K 1.8 and 5.8 km in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Mechanical compaction has reduced the porosity. MCCARTY 2 AND BEN A. VAN DER PLUIJM 3 1 NRG, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Institute

  7. Laminar tendon composites with enhanced mechanical properties Kyle A. Alberti Jeong-Yun Sun Widusha R. Illeperuma

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    Suo, Zhigang

    Laminar tendon composites with enhanced mechanical properties Kyle A. Alberti Jeong-Yun Sun University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155, USA e-mail: qiaobing.xu@tufts.edu J.-Y. Sun W. R. Illeperuma.-Y. Sun W. R. Illeperuma Z. Suo Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology, Harvard University

  8. Structure and mechanical properties of naturally occurring lightweight foam-filled cylinder The peacock's tail coverts shaft and its

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    Meyers, Marc A.

    The peacock's tail coverts shaft and its components Z.Q. Liu a, , D. Jiao a , M.A. Meyers b , Z.F. Zhang a Available online 4 February 2015 Keywords: Biological materials Feather shaft Hierarchical structure Buckling Mechanical properties a b s t r a c t Feather shaft, which is primarily featured by a cylinder

  9. Investigation of microstructure and mechanical properties of multi-layer Cr/Cr2O3 coatings

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    ) coated tool cutting performance and resistance to abrasive and erosive wear [15]. Graded systems haveInvestigation of microstructure and mechanical properties of multi-layer Cr/Cr2O3 coatings Xiaolu-layer Microstructure Fracture toughness Adhesion Single and multi-layer Cr/Cr2O3 coatings were deposited by reactive

  10. The Influences of Fiber Feature and Polymer Melt Index on Mechanical Properties of Sugarcane Fiber/Polymer

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    The Influences of Fiber Feature and Polymer Melt Index on Mechanical Properties of Sugarcane Fiber/Polymer.interscience.wiley.com). ABSTRACT: The fiber characteristics (i.e., the fiber type, morphology, and dimension) and polymer melt flow sugarcane fiber/polymer composites, the HDPE resins with a low MFI value presented high tensile and impact

  11. Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes with vacancies and related defects M. Sammalkorpi,1,

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    Nordlund, Kai

    mechanical characteris- tics. Likewise, defects may enhance the overall characteris- tics of bundles

  12. Microstructure and mechanical properties of thermoelectric nanostructured n-type silicon-germanium alloys synthesized employing spark plasma sintering

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    Bathula, Sivaiah [CSIR-Network of Institutes for Solar Energy, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012 (India); Department of Applied Physics, Delhi Technological University, Delhi (India); Gahtori, Bhasker; Tripathy, S. K.; Tyagi, Kriti; Srivastava, A. K.; Dhar, Ajay, E-mail: adhar@nplindia.org [CSIR-Network of Institutes for Solar Energy, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012 (India); Jayasimhadri, M. [Department of Applied Physics, Delhi Technological University, Delhi (India)

    2014-08-11

    Owing to their high thermoelectric (TE) figure-of-merit, nanostructured Si{sub 80}Ge{sub 20} alloys are evolving as a potential replacement for their bulk counterparts in designing efficient radio-isotope TE generators. However, as the mechanical properties of these alloys are equally important in order to avoid in-service catastrophic failure of their TE modules, we report the strength, hardness, fracture toughness, and thermal shock resistance of nanostructured n-type Si{sub 80}Ge{sub 20} alloys synthesized employing spark plasma sintering of mechanically alloyed nanopowders of its constituent elements. These mechanical properties show a significant enhancement, which has been correlated with the microstructural features at nano-scale, delineated by transmission electron microscopy.

  13. Expanded plug method for developing circumferential mechanical properties of tubular materials

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    Hendrich, William Ray; McAfee, Wallace Jefferson; Luttrell, Claire Roberta

    2006-11-28

    A method for determining the circumferential properties of a tubular product, especially nuclear fuel cladding, utilizes compression of a polymeric plug within the tubular product to determine strain stress, yield stress and other properties. The process is especially useful in the determination of aging properties such as fuel rod embrittlement after long burn-down.

  14. ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS

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

    2001-04-01

    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.

  15. ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS

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

    2002-11-18

    During the seven quarter of the project the research team analyzed some of the acoustic velocity data and rock deformation data. The goal is to create a series of ''deformation-velocity maps'' which can outline the types of rock deformational mechanisms which can occur at high pressures and then associate those with specific compressional or shear wave velocity signatures. During this quarter, we began to analyze both the acoustical and deformational properties of the various rock types. Some of the preliminary velocity data from the Danian chalk will be presented in this report. This rock type was selected for the initial efforts as it will be used in the tomographic imaging study outlined in Task 10. This is one of the more important rock types in the study as the Danian chalk is thought to represent an excellent analog to the Ekofisk chalk that has caused so many problems in the North Sea. Some of the preliminary acoustic velocity data obtained during this phase of the project indicates that during pore collapse and compaction of this chalk, the acoustic velocities can change by as much as 200 m/s. Theoretically, this significant velocity change should be detectable during repeated successive 3-D seismic images. In addition, research continues with an analysis of the unconsolidated sand samples at high confining pressures obtained in Task 9. The analysis of the results indicate that sands with 10% volume of fines can undergo liquefaction at lower stress conditions than sand samples which do not have fines added. This liquefaction and/or sand flow is similar to ''shallow water'' flows observed during drilling in the offshore Gulf of Mexico.

  16. ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS

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    Thurman E. Scott, Jr.; Younane Abousleiman

    2004-04-01

    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.

  17. Dose dependence of mechanical properties in tantalum and tantalum alloys after low temperature irradiation

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    Byun, Thak Sang

    2008-01-01

    The dose dependence of mechanical properties was investigated for tantalum and tantalum alloys after low temperature irradiation. Miniature tensile specimens of three pure tantalum metals, ISIS Ta, Aesar Ta1, Aesar Ta2, and one tantalum alloy, Ta-1W, were irradiated by neutrons in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at ORNL to doses ranging from 0.00004 to 0.14 displacements per atom (dpa) in the temperature range 60 C 100 oC. Also, two tantalum-tungsten alloys, Ta-1W and Ta-10W, were irradiated by protons and spallation neutrons in the LANSCE facility at LANL to doses ranging from 0.7 to 7.5 dpa and from 0.7 to 25.2 dpa, respectively, in the temperature range 50 C 160 oC. Tensile tests were performed at room temperature and at 250oC at nominal strain rates of about 10-3 s-1. All neutron-irradiated materials underwent progressive irradiation hardening and loss of ductility with increasing dose. The ISIS Ta experienced embrittlement at 0.14 dpa, while the other metals retained significant necking ductility. Such a premature embrittlement in ISIS Ta is believed to be because of high initial oxygen concentrations picked up during a pre-irradiation anneal. The Ta-1W and Ta-10W specimens irradiated in spallation condition experienced prompt necking at yield since irradiation doses for those specimens were high ( 0.7 dpa). At the highest dose, 25.2 dpa, the Ta-10W alloy specimen broke with little necking strain. Among the test materials, the Ta-1W alloy displayed the best combination of strength and ductility. The plastic instability stress and true fracture stress were nearly independent of dose. Increasing test temperature decreased strength and delayed the onset of necking at yield.

  18. Mechanical properties of jammed packings of frictionless spheres under applied shear stress

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    Hao Liu; Hua Tong; Ning Xu

    2015-02-03

    By minimizing a thermodynamic-like potential, we unbiasedly sample the potential energy landscape of soft and frictionless spheres under constant shear stress. We obtain zero-temperature jammed states under desired shear stresses and investigate their mechanical properties as a function of the shear stress. As a comparison, we also obtain jammed states from the quasistatic-shear sampling in which the shear stress is not well-controlled. Although the yield stresses determined by both samplings show the same power-law scaling with the compression from point $J$, i.e.~the jamming transition point at zero temperature and shear stress, for finite size systems, the quasistatic-shear sampling leads to a lower yield stress and a higher critical volume fraction of point $J$. The shear modulus of jammed solids decreases when increasing the shear stress. However, the shear modulus does not decay to zero at yielding. This discontinuous change of the shear modulus implies the discontinuous nature of the unjamming transition under nonzero shear stress, which is further verified by the observation of a discontinuous jump of the pressure from jammed solids to shear flows. The pressure jump decreases upon decompression and approaches zero at the critical-like point $J$, in analogy with well-known phase transitions under external field. The analysis of force networks in jammed solids reveals that the force distribution is more sensitive to the increase of the shear stress near point $J$. The force network anisotropy increases with the shear stress. Weak particle contacts near the average force and under large shear stresses exhibit asymmetric angle distribution.

  19. Effect of chemical mechanical planarization processing conditions on polyurethane pad properties

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    Ng, Grace Siu-Yee, 1980-

    2003-01-01

    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 ...

  20. ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS

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

    2002-04-30

    Three major goals were accomplished during this phase. First, a study was completed of the effects of stress-induced changes in anisotropic elastic moduli in sandstone. Second, a new method for measuring the anisotropic poroelastic moduli from acoustic data was developed. Third, a series of triaxial experiments were conducted on unconsolidated sands to identify pressure/stress conditions where liquefaction occurs under high confining pressures. Stress-induced changes in anisotropic Young's moduli and shear moduli were observed during deformational pathway experiments. A new method was made for the acquisition of compressional and shear wave velocities along a series of 3-dimensional raypaths through a core sample as it is subjected to deformation. Three different deformational pathway experiments were conducted. During the hydrostatic deformation experiment, little or no anisotropy was observed in either the Young's moduli or shear moduli. Significant deformational anisotropies were observed in both moduli during the uniaxial strain test and the triaxial compression experiment but each had a different nature. During the triaxial experiment the axial and lateral Young's moduli and shear moduli continued to diverge as load was applied. During the uniaxial strain experiment the anisotropy was ''locked in'' early in the loading phase but then remained steady as both the confining pressure and axial stress were applied. A new method for measuring anisotropic Biot's effective stress parameters has also been developed. The method involves measuring the compressional and shear wave velocities in the aforementioned acoustic velocity experiments while varying stress paths. For a stress-induced transversely isotropic medium the acoustic velocity data are utilized to calculate the five independent elastic stiffness components. Once the elastic stiffness components are determined these can be used to calculate the anisotropic Biot's effective stress parameters, {alpha}{sub v} and {alpha}{sub h}, using the equations of Abousleiman et al. (1996). A series of experiments have been conducted, on an initially inherently isotropic Berea sandstone rock sample, to dynamically determine these anisotropic Biot's parameters during deformational pathway experiments. Data acquired during hydrostatic, triaxial, and uniaxial strain pathway experiments indicates that Biot's effective stress parameter changes significantly if the applied stresses are not hydrostatic. Variations, as large as 20% between the axial (vertical) and lateral (horizontal) Biot's effective stress parameters, were observed in some experiments. A series of triaxial compression experiments have been conducted on unconsolidated sand (Oil Creek sand) to determine the pressure/stress conditions which would be favorable for liquefaction. Liquefaction of geopressured sands is thought to be one of the major causative mechanisms of damaging shallow water flows. The experiments were developed to determine if: (1) liquefaction could be made to occur in this particular sand at high confining pressures, and (2) the state of liquefication had the same nature at high pressure conditions typical of shallow water flows as it does in low confining pressure soil mechanics tests. A series of undrained triaxial experiments were successfully used to document that the Oil Creek sand could undergo liquefaction. The nature (i.e., the shape of the deformational pathway in mean pressure/shear stress space) was very similar to those observed in soil mechanics experiments. The undrained triaxial experiments also indicated that this sand would strain soften at relatively high confining pressures--a necessary precursor to liquefaction. These experiments serve as a starting point for a series of acoustic experiments to determine the signature of compressional and shear wave properties as the sand packs approach the state of liquefaction (and shallow water flows).

  1. Correlations between Nanoindentation Hardness and Macroscopic Mechanical Properties in DP980 Steels

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    Taylor, Mark D.; Choi, Kyoo Sil; Sun, Xin; Matlock, David K.; Packard, Corrine; Xu, Le; Barlat, Frederic

    2014-03-01

    Multiphase advanced high strength steels (AHSS) are being increasingly used in the automotive industry due to their low cost, good availability and excellent combination of strength and ductility. There is a keen interest from the automotive and steel industry for more fundamental understandings on the key microstructure features influencing the macroscopic properties, i.e., tensile properties, hole-expansion ratio and localized formability of AHSS. In this study, the micro- and macro-level properties for eight commercial DP980 steels are first characterized and quantified with various experimental methods. Correlations between macroscopic-level properties and relationships between various micro- and macro- properties for these steels are then established based on the experimental measurements. It is found that, despite their differences in their chemistry, processing parameters and sheet thickness, the eight DP980 steels do have common microstructural level properties governing their specific macroscopic properties in terms of strength, elongation and hole expansion performance.

  2. Mechano-growth factor induces migration of rat mesenchymal stem cells by altering its mechanical properties and activating ERK pathway

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    Wu, Jiamin; Wu, Kewen; Lin, Feng; Luo, Qing; Yang, Li; Shi, Yisong [Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Bioengineering College, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Bioengineering College, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Song, Guanbin, E-mail: song@cqu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Bioengineering College, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Bioengineering College, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Sung, Kuo-Li Paul [Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Bioengineering College, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China) [Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Bioengineering College, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0412 (United States)

    2013-11-08

    Highlights: MGF induced the migration of rat MSC in a concentration-dependent manner. MGF enhanced the mechanical properties of rMSC in inducing its migration. MGF activated the ERK 1/2 signaling pathway of rMSC in inducing its migration. rMSC mechanics may synergy with ERK 1/2 pathway in MGF-induced rMSC migration. -- Abstract: Mechano-growth factor (MGF) generated by cells in response to mechanical stimulation has been identified as a mechano effector molecule, playing a key role in regulating mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) function, including proliferation and migration. However, the mechanism(s) underlying how MGF-induced MSC migration occurs is still unclear. In the present study, MGF motivated migration of rat MSCs (rMSCs) in a concentration-dependent manner and optimal concentration of MGF at 50 ng/mL (defined as MGF treatment in this paper) was demonstrated. Notably, enhancement of mechanical properties that is pertinent to cell migration, such as cell traction force and cell stiffness were found to respond to MGF treatment. Furthermore, MGF increased phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), ERK inhibitor (i.e., PD98059) suppressed ERK phosphorylation, and abolished MGF-induced rMSC migration were found, demonstrating that ERK is involved molecule for MGF-induced rMSC migration. These in vitro evidences of MGF-induced rMSC migration and its direct link to altering rMSC mechanics and activating the ERK pathway, uncover the underlying biomechanical and biological mechanisms of MGF-induced rMSC migration, which may help find MGF-based application of MSC in clinical therapeutics.

  3. Microstructure factor and mechanical and electronic properties of hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon thin-films for microelectromechanical systems applications

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    Mouro, J.; Gualdino, A.; Chu, V. [Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC-MN) and IN Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 1000-029 Lisbon (Portugal); Conde, J. P. [Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC-MN) and IN Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 1000-029 Lisbon (Portugal); Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Tcnico (IST), 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal)

    2013-11-14

    Thin-film silicon allows the fabrication of MEMS devices at low processing temperatures, compatible with monolithic integration in advanced electronic circuits, on large-area, low-cost, and flexible substrates. The most relevant thin-film properties for applications as MEMS structural layers are the deposition rate, electrical conductivity, and mechanical stress. In this work, n{sup +}-type doped hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon thin-films were deposited by RF-PECVD, and the influence of the hydrogen dilution in the reactive mixture, the RF-power coupled to the plasma, the substrate temperature, and the deposition pressure on the structural, electrical, and mechanical properties of the films was studied. Three different types of silicon films were identified, corresponding to three internal structures: (i) porous amorphous silicon, deposited at high rates and presenting tensile mechanical stress and low electrical conductivity, (ii) dense amorphous silicon, deposited at intermediate rates and presenting compressive mechanical stress and higher values of electrical conductivity, and (iii) nanocrystalline silicon, deposited at very low rates and presenting the highest compressive mechanical stress and electrical conductivity. These results show the combinations of electromechanical material properties available in silicon thin-films and thus allow the optimized selection of a thin silicon film for a given MEMS application. Four representative silicon thin-films were chosen to be used as structural material of electrostatically actuated MEMS microresonators fabricated by surface micromachining. The effect of the mechanical stress of the structural layer was observed to have a great impact on the device resonance frequency, quality factor, and actuation force.

  4. Bulk and mechanical properties of the Paintbrush tuff recovered from boreholes UE25 NRG-4 and -5: Data report

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

    1996-09-01

    Experimental results are presented for bulk and mechanical properties measurements on specimens of the Paintbrush tuff recovered from boreholes UE25 NRG-4 and -5, at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Measurements have been performed on three thermal/mechanical units, PTn, TSwl, and TSw2. On each specimen the following bulk properties have been reported: dry bulk density, saturated bulk density, average grain density, and porosity. Unconfined compression to failure, confined compression to failure, and indirect tensile strength tests were performed on selected specimens recovered from the boreholes. In addition, compressional and shear wave velocities were measured on specimens designated for unconfined compression and confined compression experiments. Measurements were conducted at room temperature on nominally water-saturated specimens. The nominal rate for the fracture experiments was 10{sup -5}s{sup -1}.

  5. The effect of inhibitors on material and mechanical properties of oxidized carbon-carbon composites

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    Elliott, Charles Howard

    1995-01-01

    approach examines the importance of fatigue crack formation due to expansion and contraction. Mass loss and material property degradation is assessed with subsequent exploratory nondestructive testing of rheometry and piezoelectric ultrasonic composite...

  6. Measurement of Mechanical Compressive Properties and Densification Energy Requirement of Miscanthus

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    . To design compression machinery in general, it is essential to determine the me- chanical properties percentage after compression is needed to design low-cost containerization methods for highly compressed

  7. MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF 0.1C STEEL WITH Nb

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    Gau, Jing-Sheng

    2014-01-01

    and Properties of Dual-Phase Steels, R. A. Kot and J. W.and Prooerties of Dual-Phase Steels, R. A. Kot and J. W.Prooerties of Vanadium Dual Phase Steel and Cold Pressing

  8. Molecular dynamics simulation of montmorillonite and mechanical and thermodynamic properties calculations

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    Atilhan, Selma

    2009-05-15

    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...

  9. Longitudinal ultrasound measurement of the equine third metacarpal bone as a predictor of mechanical testing properties

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    Dyer, Stephanie Ann

    1999-01-01

    diagnostic technique to identify the onset of bucked shins. The purpose of this study was to determine if the longitudinal speed of sound as measured by Soundscan 2000[] was an appropriate predictor of bone strength characterized by mechanical testing...

  10. Mechanical Properties and Radiation Tolerance of Ultrafine Grained and Nanocrystalline Metals

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    Sun, Cheng

    2013-04-26

    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...

  11. THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND MICROSTRUCTURAL RELATIONSHIPS IN IRON-MANGANESE-CHROMIUM ALLOYS

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    Thompson, L.D.

    2010-01-01

    Chemical Analysis Heat Treatment . . . Mechanical Testing E.Rockwell "C Hardness and Heat Treatments of Experimental AllII Ano~ Designation Heat Treatment B B Hardness {Rc 1 14Mn-

  12. Additive Manufacturing of Inconel 718 using Electron Beam Melting: Processing, Post-Processing, & Mechanical Properties

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    Sames, William

    2015-05-01

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) process parameters were studied for production of the high temperature alloy Inconel 718 using Electron Beam Melting (EBM) to better understand the relationship between processing, microstructure, and mechanical...

  13. INFLUENCE OF POROSITY ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF LEAD ZIRCONATE-TITANATE CERAMICS

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    Biswas, D.R.

    2010-01-01

    Fracture Mechanics of Ceramics," Ed. by R. C. Bradt, D. P.Strength of Po1ycrystalline Ceramic," Submitted to Int. J.of three series of PNZT ceramic specinlens was measured by

  14. Characterization of the effects of x-ray irradiation on the hierarchical structure and mechanical properties of human cortical bone

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    Barth, Holly; Zimmermann, Elizabeth; Schaible, Eric; Tang, Simon; Alliston, Tamara; Ritchie, Robert

    2011-08-19

    Bone comprises a complex structure of primarily collagen, hydroxyapatite and water, where each hierarchical structural level contributes to its strength, ductility and toughness. These properties, however, are degraded by irradiation, arising from medical therapy or bone-allograft sterilization. We provide here a mechanistic framework for how irradiation affects the nature and properties of human cortical bone over a range of characteristic (nano to macro) length-scales, following x-ray exposures up to 630 kGy. Macroscopically, bone strength, ductility and fracture resistance are seen to be progressively degraded with increasing irradiation levels. At the micron-scale, fracture properties, evaluated using in-situ scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron x-ray computed micro-tomography, provide mechanistic information on how cracks interact with the bone-matrix structure. At sub-micron scales, strength properties are evaluated with in-situ tensile tests in the synchrotron using small-/wide-angle x-ray scattering/diffraction, where strains are simultaneously measured in the macroscopic tissue, collagen fibrils and mineral. Compared to healthy bone, results show that the fibrillar strain is decreased by ~40% following 70 kGy exposures, consistent with significant stiffening and degradation of the collagen. We attribute the irradiation-induced deterioration in mechanical properties to mechanisms at multiple length-scales, including changes in crack paths at micron-scales, loss of plasticity from suppressed fibrillar sliding at sub-micron scales, and the loss and damage of collagen at the nano-scales, the latter being assessed using Raman and Fourier-Transform-Infrared spectroscopy and a fluorometric assay.

  15. Method for predicting dry mechanical properties from wet wood and standing trees

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    Meglen, Robert R.; Kelley, Stephen S.

    2003-08-12

    A method for determining the dry mechanical strength for a green wood comprising: illuminating a surface of the wood to be determined with light between 350-2,500 nm, the wood having a green moisture content; analyzing the surface using a spectrometric method, the method generating a first spectral data, and using a multivariate analysis to predict the dry 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 obtained from a reference wood having a green moisture content, the second spectral data correlated with a known mechanical strength analytical result obtained from a reference wood when dried and having a dry moisture content.

  16. Mechanical properties of chromiumchromium sulfide cermets fabricated by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis

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    Barthelat, Francois

    dispersive spectroscopy. The me- chanical properties of the cermet (Young's modulus, fracture toughness applications. However, we found that the density and fracture toughness of the cermets increase, combine the hardness and stiffness of ce- ramics with the toughness and ductility of metals [15]. Among

  17. Properties of Porous TiNbZr Shape Memory Alloy Fabricated by Mechanical Alloying

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    , with subsequent hot or cold rolling, were used to fabricate these Ni-free SMAs. There is no work related to powderNb-6Zr (at.%) shape memory alloys produced using elemental powders by means of mechanical alloying by adding ternary elements, including Molybdenum (Mo), Palladium (Pd), Tin (Sn), Zirconium (Zr), etc. Ping

  18. Abstract Wood density (Dt), an excellent predictor of mechanical properties, is typically viewed in relation to

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    Pockman, William T.

    in relation to support against gravity, wind, snow, and other environ- mental forces. In contrast, we show and protect the plant against gravity, wind, snow load, and other external forces. However). Furthermore, denser branches can be a mechanical liability because they are also less flexible under a wind

  19. Statistical Properties of the Cluster Dynamics of the Systems of Statistical Mechanics

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    Sinai, Yakov

    , Russia Mathematics Department of Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA and Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, Moscow, Russia § Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Nevada, Reno, NV mechanics which can be considered as a small perturbation of an ideal gas and undergoes the so

  20. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of Ti-Mo-Sn alloys

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    , Y.B. Wang1,b 1 Center for Biomedical Materials and Engineering, Harbin Engineering University-discharge machining from the as-rolled sheets. After being cleaned with acetone, ethanol and distilled water in turn mechanically polished via a standard procedure to a wet sand paper of 2000# grit. Finally, all the specimens

  1. The Effect of Cement Mechanical Properties and Reservoir Compaction on HPHT Well Integrity

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    Yuan, Zhaoguang

    2012-11-15

    the principal parameters for mechanical structural calculations. The experiment was also set up to simulate conditions under which cement low-cycle fatigue failure could occur. Zero-based cyclic pressure was applied to the casing in the cement low-cycle fatigue...

  2. Mechanical Properties of Bovine Rhodopsin and Bacteriorhodopsin: Possible Roles in Folding and Function

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    Palczewski, Krzysztof

    in rhodopsin but not in bacteriorhodopsin. This core may reflect differences in mechanisms of protein folding their adaptation to differing functions. Introduction Protein folding is one of the most challenging problems protein folding. For more than a decade, the atomic force microscope (AFM) has permitted the use of single

  3. The influence of metallic particle size on the mechanical properties of PTFE-Al-W powder composites

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    J. Cai; V. F. Nesterenko; K. S. Vecchio; E. B. Herbold; D. J. Benson; F. Jiang; J. W. Addiss; S. M. Walley; W. G. Proud

    2007-09-13

    The dynamic mechanical properties of reactive materials (e.g., high density mixtures of polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE), aluminum (Al) and tungsten (W) powders) can be tailored by changing the morphology of the particles and porosity. Cold isostatically pressed PTFE-Al-W powder composites with fine metallic particles and a higher porosity exhibited higher ultimate compressive strength than less porous composites having equivalent mass ratios with coarse W particles. The mesoscale force chains between the fine metallic particles are responsible for this unusual phenomenon. We observed macrocracks below the critical failure strain for the matrix and a competition between densification and fracture in some porous samples in dynamic tests.

  4. Influence of material property variability on the mechanical behaviour of carotid atherosclerotic plaques: A 3D fluid-structure interaction analysis

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    Yuan, Jianmin; Teng, Zhongzhao; Feng, Jiaxuan; Zhang, Yongxue; Brown, Adam J.; Gillard, Jonathan H.; Jing, Zaiping; Lu, Qingsheng

    2015-05-28

    [53], although plaques with juxtaluminal calcific nod- ules may be at higher risk [29]. We acknowledge other mechanisms may be involved in ischemic events, including calcific nodules and erosions. The effects of material properties on these mecha...

  5. The effect of equal channel angular extrusion on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AISI 1552, AISI 4340, and A2 tool steels

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    Shadat, Mohammed Anower

    1998-01-01

    In this investigation, Austenitized AISI 4340 and A2 tool steel were ausformed using ECAE as a sole deformation mechanism. In addition, AISI 1552 steel was deformed by ECAE. The effect of deformation on hardness, tensile properties...

  6. Evolving Density and Static Mechanical Properties in Plutonium from Self-Irradiation

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    Chung, B W; Thompson, S R; Lema, K E; Hiromoto, D S; Ebbinghaus, B B

    2008-07-31

    Plutonium, because of its self-irradiation by alpha decay, ages by means of lattice damage and helium in-growth. These integrated aging effects result in microstructural and physical property changes. Because these effects would normally require decades to measure, studies are underway to assess the effects of extended aging on the physical properties of plutonium alloys by incorporating roughly 7.5 weight % of highly specific activity isotope {sup 238}Pu into the {sup 239}Pu metal to accelerate the aging process. This paper presents updated results of self-irradiation effects on {sup 238}Pu-enriched alloys measured by immersion density, dilatometry, and tensile tests. After nearly 90 equivalent years of aging, both the immersion density and dilatometry show that the enriched alloys continue to decreased in density by {approx}0.002% per year, without void swelling. Quasi-static tensile measurements show that the aging process increases the strength of plutonium alloys.

  7. Geometric Nanoconfinement Effects on the Electronic and Mechanical Properties of Self-Assembled Molecular Systems

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    Ewers, Bradley William

    2014-08-20

    as a quantum dot (QD), capacitively coupled to a three-electrode system. ............................................................................ 32 Figure 2.1. CHIK potential (A) and force field (B) for silicon and oxygen atom interactions... down of solid state materials, with the size dependence of the electronic properties of metal nanoparticles and semiconductor quantum dots well-established. The use of molecules in nanoscale systems is, on the other hand, a largely different problem...

  8. Local mechanical properties of electrospun fibers correlate to their internal nanostructure

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    Andrea Camposeo; Israel Greenfeld; Francesco Tantussi; Stefano Pagliara; Maria Moffa; Francesco Fuso; Maria Allegrini; Eyal Zussman; Dario Pisignano

    2013-11-14

    The properties of polymeric nanofibers can be tailored and enhanced by properly managing the structure of the polymeric molecules at the nanoscale. Although electrospun polymer fibers are increasingly exploited in many technological applications, their internal nanostructure, determining their improved physical properties, is still poorly investigated and understood. Here, we unravel the internal structure of electrospun functional nanofibers made by prototype conjugated polymers. The unique features of near field optical measurements are exploited to investigate the nanoscale spatial variation of the polymer density, evidencing the presence of a dense internal core embedded in a less dense polymeric shell. Interestingly, nanoscale mapping the fiber Young's modulus demonstrates that the dense core is stiffer than the polymeric, less dense shell. These findings are rationalized by developing a theoretical modeling and simulations of the polymer molecular structural evolution during the electrospinning process. This model predicts that the stretching of the polymer network induces a contraction towards the jet center of the network with a local increase of the polymer density, as observed in the solid structure. The found complex internal structure opens interesting perspective for improving and tailoring the molecular morphology and multifunctional electronic and optical properties of polymer fibers.

  9. Microporosity is one of the major defects encountered in castings and is caused by two concomitant mechanisms: solidification shrinkage and gas segregation. It reduces mechanical properties of the cast part like fatigue life.

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    Psaltis, Demetri

    mechanisms: solidification shrinkage and gas segregation. It reduces mechanical properties of the cast partMicroporosity is one of the major defects encountered in castings and is caused by two concomitant for multigas systems in multi-component alloys. Modeling of Casting, Welding and Adv. Solidif. Proc. XI, volume

  10. Characterization of the effects of x-ray irradiation on the hierarchical structure and mechanical properties of human cortical bone

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    Barth, Holly

    2012-01-01

    severe loss in the plastic properties of bone with the plastic, rather than elastic, properties of

  11. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of n-irradiated Fe-Cr Model Alloys

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    Matijasevic, Milena; Al Mazouzi, Abderrahim

    2008-07-01

    High chromium ( 9-12 wt %) ferritic/martensitic steels are candidate structural materials for future fusion reactors and other advanced systems such as accelerator driven systems (ADS). Their use for these applications requires a careful assessment of their mechanical stability under high energy neutron irradiation and in aggressive environments. In particular, the Cr concentration has been shown to be a key parameter to be optimized in order to guarantee the best corrosion and swelling resistance, together with the least embrittlement. In this work, the characterization of the neutron irradiated Fe-Cr model alloys with different Cr % with respect to microstructure and mechanical tests will be presented. The behavior of Fe-Cr alloys have been studied using tensile tests at different temperature range ( from -160 deg. C to 300 deg. C). Irradiation-induced microstructure changes have been studied by TEM for two different irradiation doses at 300 deg. C. The density and the size distribution of the defects induced have been determined. The tensile test results indicate that Cr content affects the hardening behavior of Fe-Cr binary alloys. Hardening mechanisms are discussed in terms of Orowan type of approach by correlating TEM data to the measured irradiation hardening. (authors)

  12. Published in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 23 (2009) 1112-1122 Designing structures for dynamical properties via natural frequencies separation.

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    Sultan, Cornel

    2009-01-01

    1 Published in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 23 (2009) 1112-1122 Designing structures for dynamical properties via natural frequencies separation. Application to tensegrity structures design Cornel The design of structures for dynamic properties is addressed by placing conditions on the separation between

  13. The Correlation of Stress-State and Nano-Mechanical Properties in Au

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    HOUSTON,JACK E.; JARAUSCH,K.F.; KIELY,J.D.; RUSSELL,P.E.

    1999-10-07

    A dependence of elastic response on the stress-state of a thin film has been demonstrated using the interfacial force microscope (IFM). Indentation response was measured as a function of the applied biaxial stress-state for 100 nm thick Au films. An increase in measured elastic modulus with applied compressive stress, and a decrease with applied tensile stress was observed. Measurements of elastic modulus before and after applying stress were identical indicating that the observed change in response is not due to a permanent change in film properties.

  14. The Mechanical Test Laboratory provides the highest standards in static and fatigue testing for composites and metals to generate material strength allowables and evaluate material properties.

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    The Mechanical Test Laboratory provides the highest standards in static and fatigue testing for composites and metals to generate material strength allowables and evaluate material properties. MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES Static and cyclic testing (ASTM and non-standard) Impact drop testing Slow

  15. Microstructure versus Size: Mechanical Properties of Electroplated Single Crystalline Cu Nanopillars

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    Jennings, Andrew T.; Greer, Julia R. [Engineering and Applied Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Burek, Michael J. [University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 (Canada)

    2010-04-02

    We report results of uniaxial compression experiments on single-crystalline Cu nanopillars with nonzero initial dislocation densities produced without focused ion beam (FIB). Remarkably, we find the same power-law size-driven strengthening as FIB-fabricated face-centered cubic micropillars. TEM analysis reveals that initial dislocation density in our FIB-less pillars and those produced by FIB are on the order of 10{sup 14} m{sup -2} suggesting that mechanical response of nanoscale crystals is a stronger function of initial microstructure than of size regardless of fabrication method.

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

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

    1984-06-12

    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.

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

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

    1993-06-01

    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.

  18. Bohmian Mechanics

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    Detlef Duerr; Sheldon Goldstein; Roderich Tumulka; Nino Zanghi

    2009-03-15

    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.

  19. Apparatus and method for measurement of the mechanical properties and electromigration of thin films

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    Maris, Humphrey J. (Barrington, RI)

    2000-01-01

    A method for characterizing a sample comprising the steps of depositing the sample on a substrate, measuring a first change in optical response of the sample, changing the lateral strain of the sample, measuring a second change in optical response of the sample, comparing the second change in optical response of with the first change in optical response and associating a difference between the second change and the first change in optical response with a property of interest in the sample. The measurement of the first change in optical response is made with the sample having an initial lateral strain. The measurement of the second change in optical response is made after the lateral strain in the sample is changed from the initial lateral strain to a different lateral strain. The second change in optical response is compared to the first change in optical response to find the difference between the second change and the first change.

  20. Apparatus and method for measurement of the mechanical properties and electromigration of thin films

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    Maris, Humphrey J. (Barrington, RI)

    2001-01-01

    A method for characterizing a sample comprising the steps of depositing the sample on a substrate, measuring a first change in optical response of the sample, changing the lateral strain of the sample, measuring a second change in optical response of the sample, comparing the second change in optical response of with the first change in optical response and associating a difference between the second change and the first change in optical response with a property of interest in the sample. The measurement of the first change in optical response is made with the sample having an initial lateral strain. The measurement of the second change in optical response is made after the lateral strain in the sample is changed from the initial lateral strain to a different lateral strain. The second change in optical response is compared to the first change in optical response to find the difference between the second change and the first change.

  1. Physical and mechanical properties of single and large crystal high-RRR niobium

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    Ganapati Myneni

    2005-07-10

    High RRR bulk niobium SRF cavities are the building blocks of the latest and future particle accelerators, free electron lasers (FEL's) and energy recovery linacs (ERL's.). These cavities are fabricated from high purity (RRR) poly crystalline niobium sheets via deep drawing, e-beam welding and surface treatment to obtain high accelerating gradients and quality factors. However, the starting bulk RRR niobium properties are not yet optimized with respect to both cost reduction and achievement of ultimate performance. A major limitation in achieving the highest performance can possibly be attributed to imperfections at or near the grain boundaries. Recently, at Jefferson Lab single/large grain RRR niobium cavities are developed using customized RRR ingots with optimized amounts of impurities such as Tantalum and minimizing the interstitial contents (O, C, N and H).

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

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

    2013-12-18

    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.

  3. Mechanical property changes in porous low-k dielectric thin films during processing

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    Stan, G., E-mail: gheorghe.stan@nist.gov; Gates, R. S. [Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Kavuri, P. [Physical Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Torres, J.; Michalak, D.; Ege, C.; Bielefeld, J.; King, S. W. [Logic Technology Development, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 (United States)

    2014-10-13

    The design of future generations of Cu-low-k dielectric interconnects with reduced electronic crosstalk often requires engineering materials with an optimal trade off between their dielectric constant and elastic modulus. This is because the benefits associated with the reduction of the dielectric constant by increasing the porosity of materials, for example, can adversely affect their mechanical integrity during processing. By using load-dependent contact-resonance atomic force microscopy, the changes in the elastic modulus of low-k dielectric materials due to processing were accurately measured. These changes were linked to alterations sustained by the structure of low-k dielectric films during processing. A two-phase model was used for quantitative assessments of the elastic modulus changes undergone by the organosilicate skeleton of the structure of porous and pore-filled dielectrics.

  4. Investigation on crystalline perfection, mechanical, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of L-tartaric acid single crystal

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    Murugan, G. Senthil, E-mail: nanosen@gmail.com; Ramasamy, P., E-mail: nanosen@gmail.com [Centre for Crystal Growth, SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam, Tamilnadu - 603110 (India)

    2014-04-24

    Polar organic nonlinear optical material, L-tartaric acid single crystals have been grown from slow evaporation solution growth technique. Single crystal X-ray diffraction study indicates that the grown crystal crystallized in monoclinic system with space group P2{sub 1}. Crystalline perfection of the crystal has been evaluated by high resolution X-ray diffraction technique and it reveals that the crystal quality is good and free from structural grain boundaries. Mechanical stability of the crystal has been analyzed by Vickers microhardness measurement and it exhibits reverse indentation size effect. Piezoelectric d{sub 33} co-efficient for the crystal has been examined and its value is 47 pC/N. The ferroelectric behaviour of the crystal was analyzed by polarization-electric field hysteresis loop measurement.

  5. Probabilistic Knowledge as Objective Knowledge in Quantum Mechanics: Potential Powers Instead of Actual Properties

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    de Ronde, Christian

    2015-01-01

    In classical physics, probabilistic or statistical knowledge has been always related to ignorance or inaccurate subjective knowledge about an actual state of affairs. This idea has been extended to quantum mechanics through a completely incoherent interpretation of the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics in terms of "strange" quantum particles. This interpretation, naturalized through a widespread "way of speaking" in the physics community, contradicts Born's physical account of {\\Psi} as a "probability wave" which provides statistical information about outcomes that, in fact, cannot be interpreted in terms of 'ignorance about an actual state of affairs'. In the present paper we discuss how the metaphysics of actuality has played an essential role in limiting the possibilities of understating things differently. We propose instead a metaphysical scheme in terms of powers with definite potentia which allows us to consider quantum probability in a new light, namely, as providing objective knowledge about a...

  6. Probabilistic Knowledge as Objective Knowledge in Quantum Mechanics: Potential Powers Instead of Actual Properties

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    Christian de Ronde

    2015-06-24

    In classical physics, probabilistic or statistical knowledge has been always related to ignorance or inaccurate subjective knowledge about an actual state of affairs. This idea has been extended to quantum mechanics through a completely incoherent interpretation of the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics in terms of "strange" quantum particles. This interpretation, naturalized through a widespread "way of speaking" in the physics community, contradicts Born's physical account of {\\Psi} as a "probability wave" which provides statistical information about outcomes that, in fact, cannot be interpreted in terms of 'ignorance about an actual state of affairs'. In the present paper we discuss how the metaphysics of actuality has played an essential role in limiting the possibilities of understating things differently. We propose instead a metaphysical scheme in terms of powers with definite potentia which allows us to consider quantum probability in a new light, namely, as providing objective knowledge about a potential state of affairs.

  7. A Computational Investigation of the Catalytic Properties of Graphene Oxide: Exploring Mechanisms Using DFT Methods

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    Boukhvalov, Danil W; Bielawski, Christopher W; Son, Young-Woo

    2012-01-01

    Here we describe a computational study undertaken in an effort to elucidate the reaction mechanisms behind the experimentally observed oxidations and hydrations catalyzed by graphene oxide (GO). Using the oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde as a model reaction, density functional theory (DFT) calculations revealed that this reactivity stemmed from the transfer of hydrogen atoms from the organic molecule to the GO surface. In particular, neighbouring epoxide groups decorating GO's basal plane were ring-opened, resulting in the formation of diols, followed by dehydration. Consistent with the experimentally-observed dependence of this chemistry on molecular oxygen, our calculations revealed that the partially reduced catalyst was able to be recharged by molecular oxygen, allowing for catalyst turnover. Functional group-free carbon materials, such as graphite, were calculated to have substantially higher reaction barriers, indicating that the high chemical potential and rich functionality of GO are necess...

  8. Effect of CNTs dispersion on the thermal and mechanical properties of Cu/CNTs nanocomposites

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    Muhsan, Ali Samer, E-mail: alisameer2007@gmail.com, E-mail: faizahmad@petronas.com.my; Ahmad, Faiz, E-mail: alisameer2007@gmail.com, E-mail: faizahmad@petronas.com.my; Yusoff, Puteri Sri Melor Megat Bt, E-mail: puteris@petronas.com.my [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) (Malaysia); Mohamed, Norani M., E-mail: noranimuti-mohamed@petronas.com.my [Centre of Innovative Nanostructures and Nanodevices (COINN), UTP (Malaysia); Raza, M. Rafi, E-mail: rafirazamalik@gmail.com [Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-10-24

    Modified technique of metal injection molding (MIM) was used to fabricate multiwalled carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced Cu nanocomposites. The effect of adding different amount of CNTs (0-10 vol.%) on the thermal and mechanical behaviour of the fabricated nanocomposites is presented. Scanning electron microscope analysis revealed homogenous dispersion of CNTs in Cu matrices at different CNTs contents. The experimentally measured thermal conductivities of Cu/CNTs nanocomposites showed extraordinary increase (76% higher than pure sintered Cu) with addition of 10 vol.% CNTs. As compared to the pure sintered Cu, increase in modulus of elasticity (Young's modulus) of Cu/CNTs nanocomposites sintered at 1050C for 2.5 h was measured to be 48%. However, in case of 7.5 vol.% CNTs, Young's modulus was increased significantly about 51% compared to that of pure sintered Cu.

  9. 2015 W2's Outstanding Woman Mentor Award Presented at the W2: The Women to Women Conference

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    2015 W2's Outstanding Woman Mentor Award Presented at the W2: The Women to Women Conference As we be able to accept the award in person, at the 2015 W2: Women to Women Conference, scheduled for Thursday a complimentary registration to the conference. To submit a nomination, please complete the nomination form below

  10. Investigations of Residual Stresses and Mechanical Properties of Single Crystal Niobium for SRF Cavities

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    Thomas Gnupel-Herold; Ganapati Rao Myneni; Richard E. Ricker

    2007-06-01

    This work investigates properties of large grained, high purity niobium with respect to the forming of superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities from such large grained sheets. The yield stresses were examined using tensile specimens that were essentially single crystals in orientations evenly distributed in the standard projection triangle. No distinct yield anisotropy was found, however, vacuum annealing increased the yield strength by a factor 2..3. The deep drawing forming operation of the half cells raises the issues of elastic shape changes after the release of the forming tool (springback) and residual stresses, both of which are indicated to be negligible. This is a consequence of the low yield stress (< 100 MPa) and the large thickness (compared to typical thicknesses in sheet metal forming). However, the significant anisotropy of the transversal plastic strains after uniaxial deformation points to potentially critical thickness variations for large grained / single crystal half cells, thus raising the issue of controlling grain orientation or using single crystal sheet material.

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

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

    1993-10-01

    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.

  12. On-machine sensors to measure paper mechanical properties, Report No. 1

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    Hall, M.S.; Habeger, C.C. Jr.

    1988-10-01

    This project is a four-year program which began October 1, 1986. The work may be separated into two distinct parts and four phases. Part I (Phases 1 and 2) is being emphasized to date, and Part II (Phases 3 and 4) will be initiated upon successful completion of Part I. Part I of this project is specifically concerned with the development of a sensor to make on-machine measurements of elastic stiffness in the thickness direction of the paper and the integration of this sensor with an appropriate in-plane sensor. Upon completion of Part I (Phases 1 and 2), we expect to be able to independently monitor the effects of refining, jet-to-wire speed ratios, and draws (and the related drying restraints) on paper properties. This means that we should be able to control these three machine variables continuously and independently during the manufacturing process. Part II of the project will then be concerned with the development of algorithms, hardware, and software necessary to control these variables on the paper machine in the machine direction (Phase 3) and the cross-machine direction (Phase 4). Project objectives call for a successful demonstration of the sensor and control scheme on a laboratory scale paper machine. Success would lead to further work on a pilot scale and eventual scale-up to a full size paper machine. 22 refs., 19 figs., 5 tabs.

  13. Comparative study of the mechanical properties of nanostructured thin films on stretchable substrates

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    Djaziri, S. [Max-Planck-Institut fr Eisenforschung GmbH, Max-Planck-Strae 1, 40237 Dsseldorf (Germany); Institut P' (UPR 3346 CNRS), Universit de Poitiers, ENSMA, Bd Pierre et Marie Curie, 86962 Futuroscope Cedex (France); Renault, P.-O.; Le Bourhis, E.; Goudeau, Ph., E-mail: Philippe.goudeau@univ-poitiers.fr [Institut P' (UPR 3346 CNRS), Universit de Poitiers, ENSMA, Bd Pierre et Marie Curie, 86962 Futuroscope Cedex (France); Faurie, D. [LSPM, (UPR 3407 CNRS), Universit Paris 13, Institut Galile, 99 avenue Jean-Baptiste Clment, 93430 Villetaneuse (France); Geandier, G. [Institut Jean Lamour (UMR 3079 CNRS), Universit de Lorraine, Parc de Saurupt, CS 50840, 54011 NANCY Cedex (France); Mocuta, C.; Thiaudire, D. [Synchrotron SOLEIL, L'Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin, BP 48, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France)

    2014-09-07

    Comparative studies of the mechanical behavior between copper, tungsten, and W/Cu nanocomposite based on copper dispersod thin films were performed under in-situ controlled tensile equi-biaxial loadings using both synchrotron X-ray diffraction and digital image correlation techniques. The films first deform elastically with the lattice strain equal to the true strain given by digital image correlation measurements. The Cu single thin film intrinsic elastic limit of 0.27% is determined below the apparent elastic limit of W and W/Cu nanocomposite thin films, 0.30% and 0.49%, respectively. This difference is found to be driven by the existence of as-deposited residual stresses. Above the elastic limit on the lattice strain-true strain curves, we discriminate two different behaviors presumably footprints of plasticity and fracture. The Cu thin film shows a large transition domain (0.60% true strain range) to a plateau with a smooth evolution of the curve which is associated to peak broadening. In contrast, W and W/Cu nanocomposite thin films show a less smooth and reduced transition domain (0.30% true strain range) to a plateau with no peak broadening. These observations indicate that copper thin film shows some ductility while tungsten/copper nanocomposites thin films are brittle. Fracture resistance of W/Cu nanocomposite thin film is improved thanks to the high compressive residual stress and the elimination of the metastable ?-W phase.

  14. Study of Mechanical Properties and Characterization of Pipe Steel welded by Hybrid (Friction Stir Weld + Root Arc Weld) Approach

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    Lim, Yong Chae [ORNL; Sanderson, Samuel [MegaStir Technologies LLC; Mahoney, Murray [Consultant; Wasson, Andrew J [ExxonMobil, Upstream Research Company (URC); Fairchild, Doug P [ExxonMobil, Upstream Research Company (URC); Wang, Yanli [ORNL; Feng, Zhili [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    Friction stir welding (FSW) has recently attracted attention as an alternative construction process for gas/oil transportation applications due to advantages compared to fusion welding techniques. A significant advantage is the ability of FSW to weld the entire or nearly the entire wall thickness in a single pass, while fusion welding requires multiple passes. However, when FSW is applied to a pipe or tube geometry, an internal back support anvil is required to resist the plunging forces exerted during FSW. Unfortunately, it may not be convenient or economical to use internal backing support due to limited access for some applications. To overcome this issue, ExxonMobil recently developed a new concept, combining root arc welding and FSW. That is, a root arc weld is made prior to FSW that supports the normal loads associated with FSW. In the present work, mechanical properties of a FSW + root arc welded pipe steel are reported including microstructure and microhardness.

  15. Influence of strontium addition on the mechanical properties of gravity cast Mg-3Al-3Sn alloy

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    Germen, Gl?ah ?evik, Hseyin; Kurnaz, S. Can

    2013-12-16

    In this study, the effect of strontium (0.01, 0.1, 0.5, 1 wt%) addition on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the gravity cast Mg-3Al-3Sn alloy were investigated. X-ray diffractometry revealed that the main phases are ??Mg, ??Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} and Mg{sub 2}Sn in the Mg-3Al-3Sn alloy. With addition The tensile testing results showed that the yield and ultimate tensile strength and elongation of Mg-3Al-3Sn alloy increased by adding Sr up to 0.1 wt.% and then is gradually decreased with the addition of more alloying element.

  16. Microstructure and mechanical properties of bulk highly faulted fcc/hcp nanostructured cobalt microstructures

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    Barry, Aliou Hamady [Universit Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cit, LSPM CNRS UPR 3407, 93430 Villetaneuse (France); Laboratoire Chimie des Matriaux, Dpartement de Chimie, Facult des Sciences et Technique, Universit de Nouakchott (Mauritania, Islamic Republic of); Dirras, Guy, E-mail: dirras@unv-paris13.fr [Universit Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cit, LSPM CNRS UPR 3407, 93430 Villetaneuse (France); Schoenstein, Frederic; Ttard, Florent; Jouini, Noureddine [Universit Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cit, LSPM CNRS UPR 3407, 93430 Villetaneuse (France)

    2014-05-01

    Nanostructured cobalt powders with an average particle size of 50 nm were synthesized using a polyol method and subsequently consolidated by spark plasma sintering (SPS). SPS experiments performed at 650 C with sintering times ranging from 5 to 45 min under a pressure of 100 MPa, yielded to dense bulk nanostructured cobalt (relative density greater than 97%). X-ray diffraction patterns of the as-prepared powders showed only a face centered cubic (fcc) crystalline phase, whereas the consolidated samples exhibited a mixture of both fcc and hexagonal close packed (hcp) phases. Transmission electron microscopy observations revealed a lamellar substructure with a high density of nanotwins and stacking faults in every grain of the sintered samples. Room temperature compression tests, carried out at a strain rate of 10{sup ?3} s{sup ?1}, yielded to highest strain to fracture values of up to 5% for sample of holding time of 15 min, which exhibited a yield strength of 1440 MPa, an ultimate strength as high as 1740 MPa and a Young's modulus of 205 GPa. The modulus of elasticity obtained from the nanoindentation tests, ranges from 181 to 218 GPa. The lowest modulus value of 181 GPa was obtained for the sample with the highest sintering time (45 min), which could be related to mass density loss as a consequence of trapped gases releasing. - Highlights: Co nanopowder (50 nm) was prepared by reduction in polyol medium. SPS was used to process bulk nanostructured Co specimens. Microstructures were made of intricate fcc/hcp, along with nanotwins and SFs. High strengths and moderate compressive ductility were obtained. Deformation mechanisms related to complex interplay of different length scales.

  17. Facile synthesis, spectral properties and formation mechanism of sulfur nanorods in PEG-200

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    Xie, Xin-yuan; Li, Li-yun; Zheng, Pu-sheng; Zheng, Wen-jie; Bai, Yan; Cheng, Tian-feng; Liu, Jie

    2012-11-15

    Graphical abstract: Homogeneous rod-like structure of sulfur with a typical diameter of about 80 nm and an average aspect ratio of about 68 was obtained. The sulfur nanoparticles could self-assemble from spherical particles to nanorods in PEG-200. During the self-assembling process, the absorption band showed a red shift which was due to the production of nanorods. Highlights: ? A novel, facile and greener method to synthesize sulfur nanorods by the solubilizing and templating effect of PEG-200 was reported. ? S{sup 0} nanoparticles could self assemble in PEG-200 and finally form monodisperse and homogeneous rod-like structure with an average diameter of about 80 nm, the length ca. 600 nm. ? The absorption band showed a red shift and the RRS intensity enhanced continuously during the self-assembling process. ? PEG-200 induced the oriented attachment of sulfur nanoparticles by the terminal hydroxyl groups. -- Abstract: The synthesis of nano-sulfur sol by dissolving sublimed sulfur in a green solvent-PEG-200 was studied. Homogeneous rod-like structure of sulfur with a typical diameter of about 80 nm and an average aspect ratio of 68 was obtained. The structure, morphology, size, and stability of the products were investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements. The spectral properties of the products were investigated by ultraviolet-visible (UVvis) absorption and resonance Rayleigh scattering spectroscopy (RRS). The results showed that the spherical sulfur nanoparticles could self-assemble into nanorods in PEG-200. During the self-assembling process, the absorption band showed a red shift and the RRS intensity enhanced continuously. There was physical cross-linking between PEG and sulfur nanoparticles. PEG-200 induced the oriented attachment of sulfur nanoparticles by the terminal hydroxyl groups. This research provides a greener and more environment-friendly synthetic method for the production of sulfur nanorods.

  18. Length-scale dependent mechanical properties of Al-Cu eutectic alloy: Molecular dynamics based model and its experimental verification

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    Tiwary, C. S., E-mail: cst.iisc@gmail.com; Chattopadhyay, K. [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Chakraborty, S.; Mahapatra, D. R. [Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India)

    2014-05-28

    This paper attempts to gain an understanding of the effect of lamellar length scale on the mechanical properties of two-phase metal-intermetallic eutectic structure. We first develop a molecular dynamics model for the in-situ grown eutectic interface followed by a model of deformation of Al-Al{sub 2}Cu lamellar eutectic. Leveraging the insights obtained from the simulation on the behaviour of dislocations at different length scales of the eutectic, we present and explain the experimental results on Al-Al{sub 2}Cu eutectic with various different lamellar spacing. The physics behind the mechanism is further quantified with help of atomic level energy model for different length scale as well as different strain. An atomic level energy partitioning of the lamellae and the interface regions reveals that the energy of the lamellae core are accumulated more due to dislocations irrespective of the length-scale. Whereas the energy of the interface is accumulated more due to dislocations when the length-scale is smaller, but the trend is reversed when the length-scale is large beyond a critical size of about 80?nm.

  19. ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS

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

    2002-11-18

    During the sixth quarter of this research project the research team developed a method and the experimental procedures for acquiring the data needed for ultrasonic tomography of rock core samples under triaxial stress conditions as outlined in Task 10. Traditional triaxial compression experiments, where compressional and shear wave velocities are measured, provide little or no information about the internal spatial distribution of mechanical damage within the sample. The velocities measured between platen-to-platen or sensor-to-sensor reflects an averaging of all the velocities occurring along that particular raypath across the boundaries of the rock. The research team is attempting to develop and refine a laboratory equivalent of seismic tomography for use on rock samples deformed under triaxial stress conditions. Seismic tomography, utilized for example in crosswell tomography, allows an imaging of the velocities within a discrete zone within the rock. Ultrasonic or acoustic tomography is essentially the extension of that field technology applied to rock samples deforming in the laboratory at high pressures. This report outlines the technical steps and procedures for developing this technology for use on weak, soft chalk samples. Laboratory tests indicate that the chalk samples exhibit major changes in compressional and shear wave velocities during compaction. Since chalk is the rock type responsible for the severe subsidence and compaction in the North Sea it was selected for the first efforts at tomographic imaging of soft rocks. Field evidence from the North Sea suggests that compaction, which has resulted in over 30 feet of subsidence to date, is heterogeneously distributed within the reservoir. The research team will attempt to image this very process in chalk samples. The initial tomographic studies (Scott et al., 1994a,b; 1998) were accomplished on well cemented, competent rocks such as Berea sandstone. The extension of the technology to weaker samples is more difficult but potentially much more rewarding. The chalk, since it is a weak material, also attenuates wave propagation more than other rock types. Three different types of sensors were considered (and tested) for the tomographic imaging project: 600 KHz PZT, 1 MHz PZT, and PVDF film sensors. 600 KHz PZT crystals were selected because they generated a sufficiently high amplitude pulse to propagate across the damaged chalk. A number of different configurations were considered for placement of the acoustic arrays. It was decided after preliminary testing that the most optimum arrangement of the acoustic sensors was to place three arrays of sensors, with each array containing twenty sensors, around the sample. There would be two horizontal arrays to tomographically image two circular cross-sectional planes through the rock core sample. A third array would be vertically oriented to provide a vertical cross-sectional view of the sample. A total of 260 acoustic raypaths would be shot and acquired in the horizontal acoustic array to create each horizontal tomographic image. The sensors can be used as both acoustic sources or as acoustic each of the 10 pulsers to the 10 receivers.

  20. Using Plasmon Peaks in Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy to Determine the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Nanoscale Materials

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    Howe, James M.

    2013-05-09

    In this program, we developed new theoretical and experimental insights into understanding the relationships among fundamental universality and scaling phenomena, the solid-state physical and mechanical properties of materials, and the volume plasmon energy as measured by electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS). Particular achievements in these areas are summarized as follows: (i) Using a previously proposed physical model based on the universal binding-energy relation (UBER), we established close phenomenological connections regarding the influence of the valence electrons in materials on the longitudinal plasma oscillations (plasmons) and various solid-state properties such as the optical constants (including absorption and dispersion), elastic constants, cohesive energy, etc. (ii) We found that carbon materials, e.g., diamond, graphite, diamond-like carbons, hydrogenated and amorphous carbon films, exhibit strong correlations in density vs. Ep (or maximum of the volume plasmon peak) and density vs. hardness, both from available experimental data and ab initio DFT calculations. This allowed us to derive a three-dimensional relationship between hardness and the plasmon energy, that can be used to determine experimentally both hardness and density of carbon materials based on measurements of the plasmon peak position. (iii) As major experimental accomplishments, we demonstrated the possibility of in-situ monitoring of changes in the physical properties of materials with conditions, e.g., temperature, and we also applied a new plasmon ratio-imaging technique to map multiple physical properties of materials, such as the elastic moduli, cohesive energy and bonding electron density, with a sub-nanometer lateral resolution. This presents new capability for understanding material behavior. (iv) Lastly, we demonstrated a new physical phenomenon - electron-beam trapping, or ?¢????electron tweezers?¢??? - of a solid metal nanoparticle inside a liquid metal. This phenomenon is analogous to that of optical trapping of solid microparticles in solution known as "optical tweezers", which is currently being used to manipulate molecules and inorganic materials in a variety of nanotechnology applications.

  1. Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 130 136 (2005) Characterization of Viscoelastic Properties of Polymeric Materials

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    Odegard, Gregory M.

    2005-01-01

    Properties of Polymeric Materials Through Nanoindentation G. M. Odegard Assistant Professor, Department testing was used to determine the dynamic viscoelastic properties of eight polymer materials, which, therefore, involves the development of accurate constitutive models, material property data

  2. Effects of plasma and vacuum-ultraviolet exposure on the mechanical properties of low-k porous organosilicate glass

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    Guo, X.; Shohet, J. L. [Plasma Processing and Technology Laboratory and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Jakes, J. E. [Performance Enhanced Biopolymers, USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin 53726 (United States); Banna, S. [Applied Materials, Sunnyvale, California 94085 (United States); Nishi, Y. [Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

    2014-07-28

    The effects of plasma exposure and vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) irradiation on the mechanical properties of low-k porous organosilicate glass (SiCOH) dielectric films were investigated. Nanoindentation measurements were made on SiCOH films before and after exposure to an electron-cyclotron-resonance plasma or a monochromatic synchrotron VUV beam, to determine the changes of film hardness, elastic modulus, and crack threshold due to these exposures. This permits the effects of ion bombardment and photon bombardment to be analyzed separately. The role of energetic ions was examined with a variety of inert plasma-exposure conditions. The role of VUV photons was analyzed as a function of synchrotron photon energy. It was found that both energetic ions and VUV photons with energies larger than the bond energy of the Si-O bond cause a significant increase in film hardness along with a smaller increase in elastic modulus and crack threshold. Differential Fourier transform infrared spectra and x-ray photoemission spectroscopy results show that the energetic ions affect the SiCOH properties mainly through physical bombardment, during which the ions transfer their momentum to the Si-O-Si backbone and transform them into more energetically stable Si-O-Si network structures. This results in the Si-O-Si network structures becoming densified. VUV photons assist reaction that increase the number of bridging O{sub 3}?Si-O-Si?O{sub 3} bonds and deplete nonbridging O{sub 3}?Si-O and C-Si?O{sub 3} bonds. This increased degree of cross linking in porous organosilicate dielectrics can substantially enhance their hardness and elastic modulus while showing no significant film shrinkage or densification.

  3. Rapidly solidified alloys and their mechanical and magnetic properties; Proceedings of the Symposium, Boston, MA, December 2-4, 1985. Volume 58

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    Giessen, B.C.; Polk, D.E.; Taub, A.I.

    1986-01-01

    Papers are presented on methods for processing rapidly solidified alloys, the effects of bombardment of high energy ions onto the growing surface on the structure and properties of sputtered magnetic films, and the transition from a planar interface to cellular and dendritic structures during rapid solidification processing (RSP). Consideration is given to the formation, structural relaxation and phase transformation, and chemical, magnetic, and mechanical properties of amorphous alloys. Topics discussed include crystalline magnetic materials, quasi-crystals, and the microstructures and properties of RSP Al, Ti, Mg, Ni, Fe, Co, and Cu-based alloys.

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

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    Yap, Belinda

    2005-01-01

    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 ...

  5. Mechanism-based constitutive modeling of L1? single-crystal plasticity

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    Yin, Yuan, 1977-

    2006-01-01

    Ni3Al, an L12 structure intermetallic crystal, is the basic composition of the [gamma]' precipitates in nickel-based superalloys and is a major strengthening mechanism contributing to the superalloys' outstanding ...

  6. The influence of laser welding parameters on the microstructure and mechanical property of the as-jointed NiTi alloy wires

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    The influence of laser welding parameters on the microstructure and mechanical property of the as September 2007; accepted 27 November 2007 Available online 4 December 2007 Abstract The Nd:YAG laser welding.%Ni) which had the same diameter of 1 mm. The wires were welded with different parameters, including impulse

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

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    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

    2010-09-01

    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.

  8. Structural, microstructural and thermal properties of lead-free bismuthsodiumbariumtitanate piezoceramics synthesized by mechanical alloying

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    Amini, Rasool; Ghazanfari, Mohammad Reza; Alizadeh, Morteza; Ardakani, Hamed Ahmadi; Ghaffari, Mohammad

    2013-02-15

    Graphical abstract: Mechano-synthesis of lead-free (Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}){sub 0.94}Ba{sub 0.06}TiO{sub 3} piezoceramics with nanocrystalline/amorphous structure and homogeneous composition: partial transformation of constituents to BNBT, BNT and pyrochlore, amorphous phase formation, mechano-crystallization of the amorphous, pyrochlore-to-perovskite BNBT phase transformation during the process. Display Omitted Highlights: ? Perovskite BNBT powders with homogeneous composition were synthesized by MA. ? Partial transformation of constituents to BNBT, BNT and pyrochlore occurred by MA. ? Formation of an amorphous phase and afterwards its crystallization occurred by MA. ? Pyrochlore-to-perovskite BNBT phase transformation occurred after prolong milling. ? Polymorphic transformations of TiO{sub 2} act as the main alloying impediment during MA. -- Abstract: Bismuthsodiumbariumtitanate piezoceramics with a composition of (Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}){sub 0.94}Ba{sub 0.06}TiO{sub 3} (BNBT) were prepared by mechanical alloying (MA). Structural analysis and phase identification were performed by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Microstructural studies and chemical composition homogeneity were performed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). Furthermore, thermal properties of the as-milled powders were evaluated by thermogravimetry/differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA). During the initial milling, the constituents were transformed to the perovskite, pyrochlore, and BNT phases; in addition, partial amorphization of the structure appeared during the milling cycle. As MA progressed, transformation of pyrochlore-to-perovskite and crystallization of the amorphous phase occurred and also, the BNBT phase was significantly developed. It was found that the MA process has the ability to synthesize the BNBT powders with a submicron particle size, regular morphology, and uniform elemental distribution.

  9. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Bone is a biological material with excellent material properties the properties at lower level serve as inputs for modeling at the next structural level. Mechanical properties and applied mechanics at Northwestern University. Prior to joining the faculty of mechanical engineering

  10. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar Three Dimensional Traction Force Microscopy with Applications in Cell Mechanics abstract The interactions between biochemical and mechanical signals during-dimensional measurement techniques are needed to investigate the effect of mechanical properties of the substrate

  11. Mechanical properties of a bio-inspired robotic knifefish with an undulatory propulsor This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.

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    Curet, Oscar M.

    Mechanical properties of a bio-inspired robotic knifefish with an undulatory propulsor This article (9pp) doi:10.1088/1748-3182/6/2/026004 Mechanical properties of a bio-inspired robotic knifefish with an undulatory propulsor Oscar M Curet1,4, Neelesh A Patankar1, George V Lauder2 and Malcolm A MacIver1,3,5 1

  12. On the Effect of Local Grain-Boundary Chemistry on the Macroscopic Mechanical Properties of a High Purity Y2O3-Al2O3-Containing Silicon Nitride Ceramic

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    Ritchie, Robert

    of oxidizing heat treatments and sintering additives, was found to result in a transition in fracture mechanism-sintering heat treatments have invariably been found to improve the strength, creep and toughness properties the mechanical properties, in terms of the effect of (i) post-sintering heat treatments and (ii) slight

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

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    Manisha,

    2008-10-10

    -service loading conditions is insignificant. Materials used in the present study include the state of art anode iv (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...

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

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

    2011-12-26

    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.

  15. Structural, magnetic, and mechanical properties of 5 {mu}m thick SmCo films suitable for use in microelectromechanical systems

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    Walther, A. [Institut Neel, CNRS-UJF, 25 rue des Martyrs, 38042 Grenoble (France); CEA Leti-MINATEC, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France); Givord, D.; Dempsey, N. M. [Institut Neel, CNRS-UJF, 25 rue des Martyrs, 38042 Grenoble (France); Khlopkov, K.; Gutfleisch, O. [IFW Dresden, Institute of Metallic Materials, Helmholtzstr. 20, 01069 Dresden (Germany)

    2008-02-15

    5 {mu}m thick SmCo films were deposited onto Si substrates using triode sputtering. A study of the influence of deposition temperature (T{sub dep}{<=}600 deg. C) on the structural, magnetic, and mechanical properties has shown that optimum properties [highest degree of in-plane texture, maximum in-plane coercivity and remanence (1.3 and 0.8 T, respectively), and no film peel-off] are achieved for films deposited at the relatively low temperature of 350 deg. C. This temperature is compatible with film integration into microelectromechanical systems. The deposition rate was increased from 3.6 to 18 {mu}m/h by increasing the surface area of the target from 7 to 81 cm{sup 2} while keeping the target potential fixed. Mechanically intact films could be prepared by deposition onto prepatterned films or deposition through a mask.

  16. Mechanical instability near the stishovite-CaCl2 phase transition: implications for crystal preferred orientations and seismic properties

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    Cattin, Rodolphe

    , dislocations, high pressure, plastic deformation, elastic instability, seismic properties, vico-plastic preferred orientations and seismic properties PATRICK CORDIER1,2 DAVID MAINPRICE3 and JED LEIGH MOSENFELDER2 the energy of {110} system decreases to zero at the transition, which is symptomatic of a plastic

  17. Mechanical and thermal properties of h-MX{sub 2} (M?=?Cr, Mo, W; X?=?O, S, Se, Te) monolayers: A comparative study

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    ak?r, Deniz, E-mail: deniz.cakir@uantwerpen.be; Peeters, Franois M., E-mail: francois.peeters@uantwerpen.be [Department of Physics, University of Antwerp, 2610 Antwerpen (Belgium); Sevik, Cem, E-mail: csevik@anadolu.edu.tr [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Anadolu University, Eskisehir TR 26555 (Turkey)

    2014-05-19

    Using density functional theory, we obtain the mechanical and thermal properties of MX{sub 2} monolayers (where M?=?Cr, Mo, W and X?=?O, S, Se, Te). The ?-centered phonon frequencies (i.e., A{sub 1}, A{sub 2}{sup ?}, E?, and E?), relative frequency values of A{sub 1}, and E? modes, and mechanical properties (i.e., elastic constants, Young modulus, and Poisson's ratio) display a strong dependence on the type of metal and chalcogenide atoms. In each chalcogenide (metal) group, transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) with W (O) atom are found to be much stiffer. Consistent with their stability, the thermal expansion of lattice constants for TMDCs with O (Te) is much slower (faster). Furthermore, in a heterostructure of these materials, the difference of the thermal expansion of lattice constants between the individual components becomes quite tiny over the whole temperature range. The calculated mechanical and thermal properties show that TMDCs are promising materials for heterostructures.

  18. Co-localised Raman and force spectroscopy reveal the roles of hydrogen bonds and ?-? interactions in defining the mechanical properties of diphenylalanine nano- and micro-tubes

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    Sinjab, Faris; Bondakov, Georgi; Notingher, Ioan, E-mail: ioan.notingher@nottingham.ac.uk [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham (United Kingdom)

    2014-06-23

    An integrated atomic force and polarized Raman microscope were used to measure the elastic properties of individual diphenylalanine (FF) nano- and micro-tubes and to obtain quantitative information regarding the inter-molecular interactions that define their mechanical properties. For individual tubes, co-localised force spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy measurements allowed the calculation of the Young's and shear moduli (25??5?GPa and 0.28??0.05?GPa, respectively) and the contribution of hydrogen bonding network to the Young's modulus (?17.6?GPa). The ?-? interactions between the phenyl rings, dominated by T-type arrangements, were estimated based on previously published X-ray data to only 0.20?GPa. These results provide experimental evidence obtained from individual FF tubes that the network of H-bonds dominates the elastic properties of the FF tubes.

  19. Mechanical Performance Extreme Conditions

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    Mechanical Performance Extreme Conditions METALS This project provides property data, metrology information using the image correlation technique. With this instrument, high strain rate mechanical testing

  20. Bulk and mechanical properties of the Paintbrush tuff recovered from boreholes UE25 NRG-2, 2A, 2B, and 3: Data report

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

    1996-09-01

    An integral part of the licensing procedure for the potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, involves characterization of the in situ rheology for the design and construction of the facility and the emplacement of canisters containing radioactive waste. The data used to model the thermal and mechanical behavior of the repository and surrounding lithologies include dry and saturated bulk densities, average grain density, porosity, compressional and shear wave velocities, elastic moduli, and compressional and tensional fracture strengths. In this study, a suite of experiments was performed on cores recovered from boreholes UE25 NRG-2, 2A, 2B, and 3 drilled in support of the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) at Yucca Mountain. The holes penetrated the Timber Mountain tuff and two thermal/mechanical units of the Paintbrush tuff. The thermal/mechanical stratigraphy was defined by Ortiz to group rock horizons of similar properties for the purpose of simplifying modeling efforts. The relationship between the geologic stratigraphy and the thermal/mechanical stratigraphy for each borehole is presented. The tuff samples in this study have a wide range of welding characteristics (usually reflected in sample porosity), and a smaller range of mineralogy and petrology characteristics. Generally, the samples are silicic, ash-fall tuffs that exhibit large variability in their elastic and strength properties.

  1. Bulk and mechanical properties of the Paintbrush tuff recovered from borehole USW NRG-7/7A: Data report. Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

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

    1995-05-01

    An integral part of the licensing procedure for the potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, involves prediction of the in situ rheology for the design and construction of the facility and the emplacement of canisters containing radioactive waste. The data used to model the thermal and mechanical behavior of the repository and surrounding lithologies include dry and saturated bulk densities, average grain density, porosity, compressional and shear wave velocities, elastic moduli, and compressional and tensional fracture strengths. In this study, a suite of experiments was performed on cores recovered from the USW NRG-717A borehole drilled in support of the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) at Yucca Mountain. USW NRG-7/7A was drilled to a depth of 1,513.4 feet through five thermal/mechanical units of Paintbrush tuff and terminating in the tuffaceous beds of the Calico IEUS. The thermal/mechanical stratigraphy was defined by Orfiz et al. to group rock horizons of similar properties for the purpose of simplifying modeling efforts. The relationship between the geologic stratigraphy and the thermal/mechanical stratigraphy is presented. The tuff samples in this study have a wide range of welding characteristics, and a smaller range of mineralogy and petrology characteristics. Generally, the samples are silicic, ash-fall tuffs that exhibit large variability in their elastic and strength properties.

  2. Investigating the morphological, mechanical and degradation properties of scaffolds comprising collagen, gelatin and elastin for use in soft tissue engineering

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    Grover, C. N.; Best, Serena Michelle; Cameron, Ruth Elizabeth

    2012-07-09

    resistance and available cell binding motifs, other proteins or different collagen types may be added. The present study has explored the use of components such as gelatin or elastin and investigated their effect on the bulk physical properties...

  3. Effect of cerium on structure modifications of a hybrid solgel coating, its mechanical properties and anti-corrosion behavior

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    Cambon, Jean-Baptiste, E-mail: cambon@chimie.ups-tlse.fr [Institut Carnot CIRIMAT, Universit de Toulouse, UMR CNRS 5085, 118 Route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France)] [Institut Carnot CIRIMAT, Universit de Toulouse, UMR CNRS 5085, 118 Route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Esteban, Julien; Ansart, Florence; Bonino, Jean-Pierre; Turq, Viviane [Institut Carnot CIRIMAT, Universit de Toulouse, UMR CNRS 5085, 118 Route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France)] [Institut Carnot CIRIMAT, Universit de Toulouse, UMR CNRS 5085, 118 Route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Santagneli, S.H.; Santilli, C.V.; Pulcinelli, S.H. [Departamento F?sico-Qumica, Instituto de Qumica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP, CP 355, 14801-970 Araraquara, SP (Brazil)] [Departamento F?sico-Qumica, Instituto de Qumica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP, CP 355, 14801-970 Araraquara, SP (Brazil)

    2012-11-15

    Highlights: ? New solgel routes to replace chromates for corrosion protection of aluminum. ? Effect of cerium concentration on the microstructure of xerogel. ? Electrochemical and mechanical performances of hybrid coating with different cerium contents. ? Good correlation between the different results with an optimal cerium content of 0.01 M. -- Abstract: An organicinorganic hybrid coating was developed to improve the corrosion resistance of the aluminum alloy AA 2024-T3. Organic and inorganic coatings derived from glycidoxypropyl-trimethoxysilane (GPTMS) and aluminum tri-sec-butoxide Al(O{sup s}Bu){sub 3}, with different cerium contents, were deposited onto aluminum by dip-coating process. Corrosion resistance and mechanical properties were investigated by electrochemical impedance measurements and nano-indentation respectively. An optimal cerium concentration of 0.01 M was evidenced. To correlate and explain the hybrid coating performances in relation to the cerium content, NMR experiments were performed. It has been shown that when the cerium concentration in the hybrid is higher than 0.01 M there are important modifications in the hybrid structure that account for the mechanical properties and anti-corrosion behavior of the solgel coating.

  4. Mechanical Buckling: Mechanics, Metrology, and Stretchable Electronics

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    Rogers, John A.

    Mechanical Buckling: Mechanics, Metrology, and Stretchable Electronics By Dahl-Young Khang, John A of wrinkling is in aging human skin. All such phenomena originate from the same mechanism, i.e., mechanical of the wave, or their wavelength, depends upon the film thickness and/or mechanical properties of materials

  5. Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Multiwalled CNT-Alumina Nanocomposites Prepared by a Sequential Two-Step Processing of Ultrasonic

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    Hong, Soon Hyung

    improve the brittleness and electrical properties of ceramic materials; however, the agglomeration of CNTs during in the synthetic process and the poor interfacial bonding between CNTs and matrix materials still present challenges. Herein, multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT)-alumina composites were prepared

  6. Size Effect of SiC Particle on Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of SiCp/Al Composites

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    Qin, Qinghua

    matrix composites reinforced with ceramic particles have some attractive properties such as high strengthCp/Al composites were fabricated using aluminum alloy ZL101 as the matrix material, and SiC particles a composite is stretched, most of external load transfers from soft Al matrix to hard SiCp reinforcement

  7. Orb-web-spinning spiders produce a variety of high-performance structural fibres with mechanical properties

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    Falvo, Michael

    Orb-web-spinning spiders produce a variety of high- performance structural fibres with mechanical The orb-web-weaving araneid spiders provide ideal model organisms for studying the functional design. The organization of these fibres in the spider's orb- web is illustrated in Fig. 1, where it can be seen that MA

  8. Molecular dynamics simulations of single-layer molybdenum disulphide (MoS2): Stillinger-Weber parametrization, mechanical properties, and

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    Park, Harold S.

    , Bauhaus-University Weimar, Marienstr. 15, D-99423 Weimar, Germany 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering for the energy gap and the crossover in the phonon spectrum. Using this potential, we perform classical molecular the usage of a hafnium oxide gate dielectric. Considering its large intrinsic direct bandgap of 1.8 eV,9

  9. Magnetic and electric bulge-test instrument for the determination of coupling mechanical properties of functional free-standing films and flexible electronics

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    Yu, Zejun; Li, Faxin; Pei, Yongmao, E-mail: peiym@pku.edu.cn, E-mail: fangdn@pku.edu.cn; Fang, Daining, E-mail: peiym@pku.edu.cn, E-mail: fangdn@pku.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Mao, Weiguo [Faculty of Materials and Optoelectronics Physics, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105 (China); Feng, Xue [Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2014-06-15

    For the first time a novel multi-field bulge-test instrument which enables measurements of the biaxial mechanical properties and electro-magnetic-mechanical coupling effect of free-standing films in external magnetic/electric fields was proposed. The oil pressure was designed with two ranges, 01 MPa for elastic small deformation and 07 MPa for plastic/damage large deformation. A magnetic field that was horizontal and uniform in the film plane was supplied by a hollow cylindrical magnet. The magnitude could be changed from 0 to 10?000 Oe by adjusting the position of the testing film. Meanwhile, an electric field applied on the film was provided by a voltage source (Maximum voltage: 1000 V; Maximum current: 1 A). Various signals related to deformation, mechanical loading, magnetic field, and electric field could be measured simultaneously without mutual interference, which was confirmed by the coincidence of the measured P-H curves for titanium (Ti)/nickel (Ni) specimens with/without external fields. A hardening phenomenon under magnetic/electric fields was observed for Ni and lead zirconate titanate specimens. The multi-field bulge-test instrument will provide a powerful research tool to study the deformation mechanism of functional films and flexible electronics in the coupling field.

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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.

  11. Effect of the overlapping factor on the microstructure and mechanical properties of pulsed Nd:YAG laser welded Ti6Al4V sheets

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    Gao, Xiao-Long; Liu, Jing; Zhang, Lin-Jie, E-mail: zhanglinjie@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Zhang, Jian-Xun

    2014-07-01

    The effect of the overlapping factor on the microstructures and mechanical properties of pulsed Nd:YAG laser welded Ti6Al4V alloy sheets was investigated by microstructural observations, microhardness tests, tensile tests and fatigue tests. A microstructural examination shows that by increasing the overlapping factor, the grains in the fusion zone become coarser, and the width of the heat affected zone increases. As overlapping factor increases, the width of region composed completely of martensite ?? and the secondary ? phase in the heat affected zone increases, consequently the gradient of microstructure along the direction from the fusion zone to base metal decreases, so does the gradient of microhardness. The results of tensile and fatigue tests reveal that the joints made using medium overlapping factor exhibit better mechanical properties than those welded with low and high overlapping factors. Based on the experimental results, it can be stated that a sound weld of Ti6Al4V alloy can be obtained if an appropriate overlapping factor is used. - Highlights: The weld quality of Ti6Al4V alloy under various overlapping factors was assessed. Tensile and fatigue tests were conducted with as-welded specimen. Localized strain across the weld was measured using DIC photogrammetry system. A sound weld of Ti6Al4V alloy is obtained by using right overlapping factor.

  12. Improving the mechanical properties of Zr-based bulk metallic glass by controlling the activation energy for ?-relaxation through plastic deformation

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    Adachi, Nozomu; Todaka, Yoshikazu, E-mail: todaka@me.tut.ac.jp; Umemoto, Minoru [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580 (Japan); Yokoyama, Yoshihiko [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577 (Japan)

    2014-09-29

    The mechanism of plastic deformation in bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) is widely believed to be based on a shear transformation zone (STZ). This model assumes that a shear-induced atomic rearrangement occurs at local clusters that are a few to hundreds of atoms in size. It was recently postulated that the potential energy barrier for STZ activation, W{sub STZ}, calculated using the cooperative shear model, is equivalent to the activation energy for ?-relaxation, E{sub ?}. This result suggested that the fundamental process for STZ activation is the mechanically activated ?-relaxation. Since the E{sub ?} value and the glass transition temperature T{sub g} of BMGs have a linear relation, that is, because E{sub ?}???26RT{sub g}, the composition of the BMG determines the ease with which the STZ can be activated. Enthalpy relaxation experiments revealed that the BMG Zr{sub 50}Cu{sub 40}Al{sub 10} when deformed by high-pressure torsion (HPT) has a lower E{sub ?} of 101?kJ/mol. The HPT-processed samples accordingly exhibited tensile plastic elongation (0.34%) and marked decreases in their yield strength (330?MPa). These results suggest that mechanically induced structural defects (i.e., the free volume and the anti-free volume) effectively act to reduce W{sub STZ} and increase the number of STZs activated during tensile testing to accommodate the plastic strain without requiring a change in the composition of the BMG. Thus, this study shows quantitatively that mechanically induced structural defects can overcome the compositional limitations of E{sub ?} (or W{sub STZ}) and result in improvements in the mechanical properties of the BMG.

  13. Bulk, thermal, and mechanical properties of the Topopah Spring Member of the Paintbrush Tuff, Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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    Nimick, F.B.; Schwartz, B.M.

    1987-09-01

    Experimental data on matrix porosity, grain density, thermal expansion, compressive strength, Young`s modulus, Poisson`s ratio, and axial strain at failure for samples from the Topopah Spring Member of the Paintbrush Tuff are compiled. Heat capacity and emissivity also are discussed. Data have been analyzed for spatial variability; slight variability is observed for matrix porosity, grain density, and thermal expansion coefficient. Estimates of in situ values for some properties, such as bulk density and heat capacity, are presented. Vertical in situ stress as a function of horizontal and vertical location has been calculated. 96 refs., 37 figs., 27 tabs.

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

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas [NCSU] [NCSU

    2013-10-21

    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.

  15. The electrical and mechanical properties of Au-V and Au-V{sub 2}O{sub 5}

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail. (Conference)FeedbackProperties ofTheatmosphereSouthern Oceanand comparisons withthin

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

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

    1986-04-22

    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.

  17. Structure and mechanical behavior of bird beaks

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    Seki, Yasuaki

    2009-01-01

    2.1.1 Structure and Mechanical Properties 2.2 Biomimetic2.3.3 Mechanical Properties of Keratins . . 2.3.4 Mammalian2.4.2 Mechanical Properties of Foams . . . . . . . . . .

  18. Manipulation of electronic and magnetic properties of M{sub 2}C (M = Hf, Nb, Sc, Ta, Ti, V, Zr) monolayer by applying mechanical strains

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    Zhao, Shijun; Kang, Wei; Xue, Jianming

    2014-03-31

    Tuning the electronic and magnetic properties of a material through strain engineering is an effective strategy to enhance the performance of electronic and spintronic devices. In this paper, first-principles calculations based on density functional theory are carried out to investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of M{sub 2}C(M?=?Hf, Nb, Sc, Ta, Ti, V, Zr, known as MXenes) subjected to biaxial symmetric mechanical strains. At the strain-free state, all these MXenes exhibit no spontaneous magnetism except for Ti{sub 2}C and Zr{sub 2}C which show a magnetic moment of 1.92 and 1.25??{sub B}/unit, respectively. As the tensile strain increases, the magnetic moments of MXenes are greatly enhanced and a transition from nonmagnetism to ferromagnetism is observed for those nonmagnetic MXenes at zero strains. The most distinct transition is found in Hf{sub 2}C, in which the magnetic moment is elevated to 1.5??{sub B}/unit at a strain of 1.80%. We further show that the magnetic properties of Hf{sub 2}C are attributed to the band shift mainly composed of Hf(5d) states.

  19. An investigation on microstructure evolution and mechanical properties during liquid state diffusion bonding of Al2024 to Ti6Al4V

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    Samavatian, Majid; Halvaee, Ayoub; Amadeh, Ahmad Ali; Khodabandeh, Alireza

    2014-12-15

    Joining mechanism of Ti/Al dissimilar alloys was studied during liquid state diffusion bonding process using Cu/Sn/Cu interlayer at 510 C under vacuum of 7.5 10{sup ?5} Torr for various bonding times. The microstructure and compositional changes in the joint zone were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Microhardness and shear strength tests were also applied to study the mechanical properties of the joints. It was found that with an increase in bonding time, the elements of interlayer diffused into the parent metals and formed various intermetallic compounds at the interface. Diffusion process led to the isothermal solidification and the bonding evolution in the joint zone. The results from mechanical tests showed that microhardness and shear strength values have a straight relation with bonding time so that the maximum shear strength of joint was obtained for a bond made with 60 min bonding time. - Highlights: Liquid state diffusion bonding of Al2024 to Ti6Al4V was performed successfully. Diffusion of the elements caused the formation of various intermetallics at the interface. Microhardness and shear strength values have a straight relation with bonding time. The maximum shear strength reached to 36 MPa in 60 min bonding time.

  20. Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Compositionally Complex Co-free FeNiMnCr18 FCC Solid Solution Alloy

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    Wu, Zhenggang [The University of Tennessee; Bei, Hongbin [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    Recently,a structurally-simplebutcompositionally-complex FeNiCoMnCr highentropyalloywasfoundto haveexcellentmechanicalproperties(e.g.,highstrengthandductility).Tounderstandthepotentialof using highentropyalloysasstructuralmaterialsforadvancednuclearreactorandpowerplants,itis necessary tohaveathoroughunderstandingoftheirstructuralstabilityandmechanicalpropertiesde- gradation underneutronirradiation.ThisrequiresustodevelopasimilarmodelalloywithoutCobe- cause materialwithCowillmakepost-neutron-irradiationtestingdifficult duetotheproductionofthe 60Co radioisotope.Toachievethisgoal,aFCC-structuredsingle-phasealloywithacompositionof FeNiMnCr18 wassuccessfullydeveloped.Thisnear-equiatomicFeNiMnCr18 alloy hasgoodmalleability and itsmicrostructurecanbecontrolledbythermomechanicalprocessing.Byrollingandannealing,the as-cast elongated-grained-microstructureisreplacedbyhomogeneousequiaxedgrains.Themechanical properties (e.g.,strengthandductility)oftheFeNiMnCr18 alloy arecomparabletothoseoftheequiatomic FeNiCoMnCr highentropyalloy.Bothstrengthandductilityincreasewithdecreasingdeformation temperature,withthelargestdifferenceoccurringbetween293and77K.Extensivetwin-bandswhich are bundlesofnumerousindividualtwinsareobservedwhenitistensile-fracturedat77K.Notwin bands aredetectedbyEBSDformaterialsdeformedat293Kandhigher.Theunusualtemperature-de- pendencies ofUTSanduniformelongationcouldbecausedbythedevelopmentofthedensetwin substructure, twin-dislocationinteractionsandtheinteractionsbetweenprimaryandsecondarytwin- ning systemswhichresultinamicrostructurerefinement andhencecauseenhancedstrainhardening and postponednecking.

  1. Towards a better understanding on agglomeration mechanisms and thermodynamic properties of TiO2 nanoparticles interacting with natural organic matter

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    Loosli, Frdric; Berret, Jean-Franois; Stoll, Serge

    2015-01-01

    Interaction between engineered nanoparticles and natural organic matter is investigated by measuring the exchanged heat during binding process with isothermal titration calorimetry. TiO2 anatase nanoparticles and alginate are used as engineered nanoparticles and natural organic matter to get an insight into the thermodynamic association properties and mechanisms of adsorption and agglomeration. Changes of enthalpy, entropy and total free energy, reaction stoichiometry and affinity binding constant are determined or calculated at a pH value where the TiO2 nanoparticles surface charge is positive and the alginate exhibits a negative structural charge. Our results indicate that strong TiO2-alginate interactions are essentially entropy driven and enthalpically favorable with exothermic binding reactions. The reaction stoichiometry and entropy gain are also found dependent on the mixing order. Finally correlation is established between the binding enthalpy, the reaction stoichiometry and the zeta potential values ...

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

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

    1997-05-01

    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.

  3. Effect of Zr on microstructures and mechanical properties of an Al-Mg-Si-Cu-Cr alloy prepared by low frequency electromagnetic casting

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    Meng, Yi, E-mail: yimonmy@sina.com; Cui, Jianzhong; Zhao, Zhihao; He, Lizi

    2014-06-01

    The Al-1.6Mg-1.2Si-1.1Cu-0.15Cr (all in wt. %) alloys with and without Zr addition prepared by low frequency electromagnetic casting process were investigated by using the optical microscope, scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive analytical X-ray. The effects of Al{sub 3}Zr phases on the microstructures and mechanical properties during solidification, homogenization, hot extrusion and solid solution were studied. The results show that Al{sub 3}Zr phases reduce the grain size by ? 29% and promote the formation of an equiaxed grain structure during solidification. Numerous spherical Al{sub 3}Zr dispersoids with 3560 nm in diameters precipitate during homogenization, and these fine dispersoids change little during subsequent hot extrusion and solid solution. Adding 0.15 wt. % Zr results in no recrystallization after hot extrusion and partial recrystallization after solid solution, while the recrystallized grain size is 400550 ?m in extrusion direction in the Zr-free alloy. In addition, adding 0.15 wt. % Zr can obviously promote Q? phase precipitation, while the ?? phases are predominant in the alloy without Zr. Adding 0.15 wt. % Zr, the ultimate tensile strength of the T6 treated alloy increases by 45 MPa, while the elongation remains about 16.7%. - Highlights: Minor Zr can refine as-cast grains of the LFEC Al-Mg-Si-Cu-Cr alloy. L1{sub 2} Al{sub 3}Zr phases with 3560 nm in diameter precipitate during homogenization. L1{sub 2} and DO{sub 22} Al{sub 3}Zr phases result in partial recrystallization after solid solution. Minor Zr can promote the precipitation of Q? phases. Mechanical properties of Al-Mg-Si-Cu-Cr-Zr alloy are higher than those of AA7005.

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

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    Prilliman, Gerald Stephen

    2003-09-01

    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.

  5. Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystal Supercrystals

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    Tam, Enrico

    2010-01-01

    IL, 60439 Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley NationalWork at the Molecular Foundry and Center for Nanoscale

  6. Complex Mechanical Properties of Steel

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    Dimitriu, Radu

    toughness, slow crack growth and when reliable nondestructive evaluation methods are available. 2.1 FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH 6 2.1.2 S-N Curve Interest in fatigue started before 1870 when the first investigation into characterising the fatigue behaviour... compressive stress is developed in the hardened surface layers, which expand owing to their higher carbon content; the core resists this ex- pansion thus putting the surface layers in compression [32]. Grinding, hard turning and other machining operations...

  7. Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystal Supercrystals

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    Tam, Enrico

    2010-01-01

    A. ; Weller, H. , Colloidal Crystals of Monodisperse FePtThe nucleation of 3D colloidal crystals occurred mostly at~ 393 KPa/m 1/2 gives colloidal crystal clay-like behavior.

  8. Synthesis and mechanical properties of CrMoC{sub x}N{sub 1-x} coatings deposited by a hybrid coating system

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    Yun, Ji Hwan; Heo, Su Jeong; Kim, Kwang Ryul; Kim, Kwang Ho

    2008-01-15

    Quaternary CrMoC{sub x}N{sub 1-x} coatings were deposited on steel substrates (AISI D2) and Si wafers by a hybrid coating system combining an arc-ion plating technique and a dc reactive magnetron sputtering technique using Cr and Mo targets in an Ar/N{sub 2}/CH{sub 4} gaseous mixture. The carbon content of CrMoC{sub x}N{sub 1-x} coatings was linearly increased with increasing CH{sub 4}/(CH{sub 4}+N{sub 2}) gas flow rate ratio. The maximum hardness of 44 GPa was obtained from the CrMoC{sub x}N{sub 1-x} coatings containing a carbon content of x=0.33 with a residual stress of -4.4 GPa. The average friction coefficient of Cr-Mo-N coatings was 0.42, and it is decreased to 0.31 after applying CrMoC{sub x}N{sub 1-x} coatings. This result was caused by the formation of a carbon-rich transfer layer that acted as a solid lubricant to reduce contact between the coating surface and steel ball. The microstructure of the coatings was investigated by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. In this work, the microstructure and mechanical properties of the CrMoC{sub x}N{sub 1-x} coatings were systematically investigated with the instrumental analyses.

  9. Effects of thermal annealing on the structural, mechanical, and tribological properties of hard fluorinated carbon films deposited by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition

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    Maia da Costa, M.E.H.; Baumvol, I.J.R.; Radke, C.; Jacobsohn, L.G.; Zamora, R.R.M.; Freire, F.L. Jr. [Departamento de Fisica, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Cx. Postal 3807, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22453-970 (Brazil); Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, 91540-000 (Brazil); Los Alamos National Laboratory, Materials Science and Technology Division, P. O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Departamento de Fisica, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Cx. Postal 3807, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22453-970 (Brazil)

    2004-11-01

    Hard amorphous fluorinated carbon films (a-C:F) deposited by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition were annealed in vacuum for 30 min in the temperature range of 200-600 deg. C. The structural and compositional modifications were followed by several analytical techniques: Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS), elastic recoil detection analysis (ERDA), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Raman spectroscopy. Nanoidentation measurements and lateral force microscopy experiments were carried out in order to provide the film hardness and the friction coefficient, respectively. The internal stress and contact angle were also measured. RBS, ERDA, and XPS results indicate that both fluorine and hydrogen losses occur for annealing temperatures higher than 300 deg. C. Raman spectroscopy shows a progressive graphitization upon annealing, while the surface became slightly more hydrophobic as revealed by the increase of the contact angle. Following the surface wettability reduction, a decrease of the friction coefficient was observed. These results highlight the influence of the capillary condensation on the nanoscale friction. The film hardness and the internal stress are constant up to 300 deg. C and decrease for higher annealing temperatures, showing a direct correlation with the atomic density of the films. Since the thickness variation is negligible, the mass loss upon thermal treatment results in amorphous structures with a lower degree of cross-linking, explaining the deterioration of the mechanical properties of the a-C:F films.

  10. Structure and mechanical properties of crab exoskeletons Po-Yu Chen *, Albert Yu-Min Lin, Joanna McKittrick, Marc Andre Meyers

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    Meyers, Marc A.

    Kittrick, Marc Andre Meyers Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science

  11. Properties of Biomaterials

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    Heller, Barbara

    Mechanical Properties of Biomaterials Academic Resource Center #12;Determining Biomaterial during testing. #12;Compression Testing Performed mainly for biomaterials subjected to compressive

  12. Method and apparatus for the evaluation of a depth profile of thermo-mechanical properties of layered and graded materials and coatings

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    Finot, Marc (Somerville, MA); Kesler, Olivera (Cambridge, MA); Suresh, Subra (Wellesley, MA)

    1998-01-01

    A technique for determining properties such as Young's modulus, coefficient of thermal expansion, and residual stress of individual layers within a multi-layered sample is presented. The technique involves preparation of a series of samples, each including one additional layer relative to the preceding sample. By comparison of each sample to a preceding sample, properties of the topmost layer can be determined, and residual stress at any depth in each sample, resulting from deposition of the top layer, can be determined.

  13. The mechanical properties and cytotoxicity of cell-laden double-network hydrogels based on photocrosslinkable gelatin and gellan gum biomacromolecules

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    Shin, Hyeongho

    A major goal in the application of hydrogels for tissue engineering scaffolds, especially for load-bearing tissues such as cartilage, is to develop hydrogels with high mechanical strength. In this study, a double-network ...

  14. Analysis of the physical and mechanical properties of the pine nut as criteria in the design of a pine nut shelter

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    Menchaca Lara, Jesus

    1996-01-01

    damage the nuts and reduce value of the product. Improved mechanical shelling techniques are needed to provide a quality product at reasonable prices. The overall goal of this work was to develop information to establish design criteria for applying...

  15. The effect of strain and path change on the mechanical properties and microstructural evolution of ultrafine grained interstitial free steel during equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE)

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    Sutter, Steven George

    2007-04-25

    The objectives of this study were to examine the effect of strain and path change on the microstructural evolution of ultrafine grained interstitial free (IF) steel during equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE); to determine the mechanical...

  16. Ultralight, ultrastiff mechanical metamaterials

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    Zheng, Xiaoyu

    The mechanical properties of ordinary materials degrade substantially with reduced density because their structural elements bend under applied load. We report a class of microarchitected materials that maintain a nearly ...

  17. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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    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...

  18. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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    to develop a fundamental understanding of this material's small-scale mechanical properties and reliability. Researchers from the University of Waterloo, California...

  19. Quantum Mechanical Pressure Frank Rioux

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    Rioux, Frank

    Quantum Mechanical Pressure Frank Rioux CSB|SJU Quantum mechanics is based on the concept of wave it to its quantum mechanical equivalent. 2 2 2 2 2 p h KE m m = = Because objects with wave-like properties" character of quantum mechanical kinetic energy is the ultimate basis for the stability of matter. It also

  20. Method and apparatus for the evaluation of a depth profile of thermo-mechanical properties of layered and graded materials and coatings

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    Finot, M.; Kesler, O.; Suresh, S.

    1998-12-08

    A technique for determining properties such as Young`s modulus, coefficient of thermal expansion, and residual stress of individual layers within a multi-layered sample is presented. The technique involves preparation of a series of samples, each including one additional layer relative to the preceding sample. By comparison of each sample to a preceding sample, properties of the topmost layer can be determined, and residual stress at any depth in each sample, resulting from deposition of the top layer, can be determined. 11 figs.

  1. Representation of State Property Systems

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    Diederik Aerts; Sylvia Pulmannova

    2008-11-15

    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.

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

    2003-01-01

    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.

  3. Estimating changes in the mechanical properties of the femur in the adult and aged rat due to adult-onset alcohol consumption

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    Nguyen, Lyndon Phuoc

    2001-01-01

    caloric intake may lead to a reduction in the quality of both cortical and cancellous bone. The duration of alcohol consumption and caloric restriction may also contribute to a decrease in bone properties, but that cannot be concluded from this study....

  4. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering It is a new beginning for innovative fundamental and applied and energy applications. Dr. Mark A. Tschopp is a materials engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Mechanical Properties Mark Tschopp Materials Engineer U.S. Army Research Laboratory September 12, 2014 at 1

  5. Assignment 2: Size effects on mechanical properties Due on Friday, 10/10/2014 at 5:00pm in CLA J32.2

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    Daraio, Chiara

    modulus (2pts) (b) Mechanical strength (2pts) (c) Ductility (2pts) (d) Toughness (2pts) (e) Ductile-Brittle transition (2pts) (f) Diffusivity(2pts) Problem 3 (15 points) In the review paper by M.Meyers et al and 1.5 um, respectively. Determine the applied (a) tensile-force (b) bending-force P, (c) torsion

  6. "#Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Mechanical Properties for Polycrystal Materials Corresponding author: A.M. Krivtsov, e-mail: krivtsov@AK5744.spb.edu

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    Krivtsov, Anton M.

    for the continuum mechanics approach, hindering the effective use of the well-established methods such as the finite element method and the boundary element methods. In the presented paper a discrete technique based technique for simulation of percussive drilling in hard rock formations is discussed. 1. INTRODUCTION

  7. The Fast Track-Accounting program will enable outstanding senior undergraduate Accounting students to satisfy degree requirements leading to a Master's of Science in Accounting (MSA) or Master's of Science in Tax (MST)

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    Huang, Haiying

    The Fast Track-Accounting program will enable outstanding senior undergraduate Accounting students to satisfy degree requirements leading to a Master's of Science in Accounting (MSA) or Master's of Science work is required to continue taking graduate courses. Any Fast Track - Accounting student who completes

  8. Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration

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    stiffness (stiffness per unit weight) and specific strength. The outstanding mechanical properties of these materials are attributed to their anisotropic structures, which have...

  9. Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration

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    Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration Print Natural materials are renowned for their unique combination of outstanding mechanical properties and exquisite microstructure....

  10. Transformable topological mechanical metamaterials

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    D. Zeb Rocklin; Shangnan Zhou; Kai Sun; Xiaoming Mao

    2015-10-21

    Mechanical metamaterials are engineered materials that gain their remarkable mechanical properties, such as negative Poisson's ratios, negative compressibility, phononic bandgaps, and topological phonon modes, from their structure rather than composition. Here we propose a new design principle, based on a uniform soft deformation of the whole structure, to allow metamaterials to be immediately and reversibly transformed between states with contrasting mechanical and acoustic properties. These properties are protected by the topological structure of the phonon band of the whole structure and are thus highly robust against disorder and noise. We discuss the general classification of all structures that exhibit such soft deformations, and provide specific examples to demonstrate how to utilize soft deformations to transform a system between different regimes such that remarkable changes in their properties, including edge stiffness and speed of sound, can be achieved.

  11. Outstanding Problems in Particle Astrophysics

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    Thomas K. Gaisser

    2005-01-11

    The general features of the cosmic-ray spectrum have been known for a long time. Although the basic approaches to understanding cosmic-ray propagation and acceleration have also been well understood for many years, there are several questions of great interest that motivate the current intense experimental activity in the field. The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the main topics of the School and to relate the theoretical questions to the experiments that can answer them.

  12. 2015 Outstanding Alumni - - Purdue University

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    $author.value

    2015-09-18

    Sep 18, 2015 ... Serving as a professor of Mathematics, he also founded and chaired the Interdisciplinary Program in Computational Science and Technology at...

  13. Outstanding Long-Term Liabilities

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesseworkSURVEYI/O Streams forOrhan Kizilkaya, Ph.D.Our Team OurOutreach

  14. & Mechanical Engineering

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    AME Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering #12;Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design complex mechanical, thermal, uidic, acoustical, optical, and electronic systems, with characteristic sizes ranging and far underground, to near-Earth, planetary, interplanetary and galactic space. Aerospace and Mechanical

  15. Mechanical and transparent conductive properties of ZnO and Ga-doped ZnO films sputtered using electron-cyclotron-resonance plasma on polyethylene naphtalate substrates

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    Akazawa, Housei, E-mail: akazawa.housei@lab.ntt.co.jp [NTT Microsystem Integration Laboratories 3-1 Morinosato Wakamiya, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0198 (Japan)

    2014-03-15

    Transparent conductive ZnO and Ga-doped ZnO (GZO) films were deposited on polyethylene naphtalate (PEN) sheet substrates using electron cyclotron resonance plasma sputtering. Both ZnO and GZO films were highly adhesive to the PEN substrates without inserting an intermediate layer in the interface. When compared at the same thickness, the transparent conductive properties of GZO films on PEN substrates were only slightly inferior to those on glass substrates. However, the carrier concentration of ZnO films on PEN substrates was 1.5?times that of those on glass substrates, whereas their Hall mobility was only 60% at a thickness of 300?nm. The depth profile of elements measured by secondary ion mass spectroscopy revealed the diffusion of hydrocarbons out of the PEN substrate into the ZnO film. Hence, doped carbons may act as donors to enhance carrier concentration, and the intermixing of elements at the interface may deteriorate the crystallinity, resulting in the lower Hall mobility. When the ZnO films were thicker than 400?nm, cracks became prevalent because of the lattice mismatch strain between the film and the substrate, whereas GZO films were free of cracks. The authors investigated how rolling the films around a cylindrical pipe surface affected their conductive properties. Degraded conductivity occurred at a threshold pipe radius of 10?mm when tensile stress was applied to the film, but it occurred at a pipe radius of 5?mm when compressive stress was applied. These values are guidelines for bending actual devices fabricated on PEN substrates.

  16. Spatially resolved energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopic method for in-situ evaluation of mechanical properties during the growth of a C - Pt composite nanowire

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    Banerjee, Amit; Banerjee, S. S., E-mail: satyajit@iitk.ac.in [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 208016 (India)

    2014-05-15

    A core-shell type C-Pt composite nanowire is fabricated using focused ion and electron beam induced chemical vapor deposition techniques. Using information from spatially resolved energy dispersive x-ray spectra, we detect the resonance vibration in the C-Pt composite nanowire. We use this method to measure the Young's moduli of the constituents (C, Pt) of the composite nanowire and also estimate the density of the FEB CVD grown Pt shell surrounding the C core. By measuring the resonance characteristics of the composite nanowire we estimate a Pt shell growth rate of ?0.9 nms{sup ?1}. The study is analyzed to suggest that the Pt shell growth mechanism is primarily governed by the sticking coefficient of the organometallic vapor on the C nanowire core.

  17. AMEAerospace & Mechanical

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    Wang, Hai

    , emerging fuel cell technolo- gies, computational fluid mechanics, ground vehicle aerodynamics, combustion students develop problem solving skills in the areas of mechanics, thermody- namics, fluid mechanics, heat advance our understanding of such areas as continuum and particulate fluid mechanics, flight mechanics

  18. Influence of boron on the microstructural and mechanical properties of Ni{sub 53.5}Mn{sub 26.0}Ga{sub 20.5} shape memory alloy

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    Ramudu, M., E-mail: macrams2@gmail.com; Kumar, A. Satish, E-mail: macrams2@gmail.com; Seshubai, V., E-mail: macrams2@gmail.com [School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Central University P. O., Hyderabad - 500 046 (India); Rajasekharan, T. [Department of Physics, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, IIIT-Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032 (India)

    2014-04-24

    Boron addition to Ni{sub 53.5}Mn{sub 26.0}Ga{sub 20.5} alloy is found to modify the microstructure and mechanical properties substantially. Studies on (Ni{sub 53.5}Mn{sub 26.0}Ga{sub 20.5})B{sub x} alloys reveal that boron addition causes grain refinement which led to an increase in compressive strength in x=0.5 alloy which also retained multimode twinning. Substantial second phase segregation rich in Ni was seen at grain boundaries, the extent of which increased with boron content. This led to a compositional shift in the matrix phase which resulted in a reduction in the martensitic transformation temperature and which in turn caused an easy deformation at low stresses and suppression of multimode twinning in x=1.0 alloy.

  19. Experimental unsaturated soil mechanics

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    Delage, Pierre

    2008-01-01

    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.

  20. Quantum chaos, random matrix theory, and statistical mechanics in two dimensions - a unified approach

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    Sudhir R. Jain; Daniel Alonso

    1996-09-19

    We present a theory where the statistical mechanics for dilute ideal gases can be derived from random matrix approach. We show the connection of this approach with Srednicki approach which connects Berry conjecture with statistical mechanics. We further establish a link between Berry conjecture and random matrix theory, thus providing a unified edifice for quantum chaos, random matrix theory, and statistical mechanics. In the course of arguing for these connections, we observe sum rules associated with the outstanding counting problem in the theory of braid groups. We are able to show that the presented approach leads to the second law of thermodynamics.

  1. Contact Mechanics Based Mechanical Characterization of Portland Cement Paste

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    Jones, Christopher

    2012-02-14

    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...

  2. COVER IMAGE Mechanical metamaterials

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    Loss, Daniel

    COVER IMAGE Mechanical metamaterials are artificial structures whose properties originate from a range of structural deformations. Letter p153; News & Views p95 IMAGE: JAYSON PAULOSE COVER DESIGN in elementary optical excitations of monolayer WSe2 Ajit Srivastava, Meinrad Sidler, Adrien V. Allain, Dominik S

  3. Bohmian mechanics contradicts quantum mechanics

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    Neumaier, Arnold

    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

  4. Deformation of shale: mechanical properties and indicators of mechanisms

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    Ibanez, William Dayan

    1993-01-01

    . 2 mm in width) is present in all of the fractures. Samples shortened parallel to bedding exhibit macroscopic kink bands with external rotations that reflect slip on basal planes of clays that define bedding. Fractures in these samples are apparent... as well, commonly forming at one or both kink band boundaries. Kink bands appear to decrease in width with increasing P, from 1. 5 mm (at P, = 60 MPa) (o . 8 mm lat P, = 200 MPa). Optical extinction of oriented clays indicate crystallographic rotations...

  5. Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics

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    Berlin,Technische Universitt

    Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics Large Kundt's tubes Click to insert the image of the facility or test-rig Application area Facility Mechanical Property measurement Physical

  6. Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics

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    Berlin,Technische Universitt

    Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics Sound Transmission Lab Click to insert the image of the facility or test-rig Application area Facility Mechanical Property measurement Physical

  7. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    of today's cost, making nanotechnology accessible to millions of new innovators and entrepreneurs that is 200 times lower than current technology. The center also developed several CNT and MoS2 based was awarded the 2006 Nanotech Briefs National Nano50 Award, Innovator category, the 2006 Outstanding Faculty

  8. Mechanical properties of phospholipid coated microbubbles

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    Morris, Julia Kathleen

    2014-11-27

    Phospholipid coated, inert gas filled microbubbles (MBs) are currently in widespread use in medical applications for the enhancement of diagnostic ultrasound images, and they are promising candidates for use in the area ...

  9. Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Graphene

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    Bao, Wenzhong

    2011-01-01

    Transport in a Suspended Graphene Sheet, Phys. Rev. Lett. ,Novoselov, The rise of graphene, Nat. Mater. , 6 (2007) [24]mobility in suspended graphene, Sol. State Commun. , 146 (

  10. Small Specimen Mechanical Property Testing of Irradiated

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    Brittle fracture of ferritic/martensitic steel fracture toughness specimen #12;Fracture Toughness Testing to smallest gauge dimension must be 10. Typical stainless steel has ~25 m grain size, so gauge thickness

  11. Small Specimen Mechanical Property Testing at PNNL

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    McDonald, Kirk

    to measure crack length in-situ. Fully automated precracking system. 7 Brittle fracture of ferritic/martensitic steel fracture toughness specimen #12;Fracture Toughness Testing of Unirradiated and Irradiated

  12. Mechanical Properties of Monolayer Graphene Oxide

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    for high-temperature process- ing,22 in electrical energy storage systems,23,24 and as discussed in several on silicon carbide,9,10 chemical reduction of graphene oxide (G O) in colloidal suspension,11 13 and plasma

  13. Mechanical Properties of Materials for Fusion Power

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    Cambridge, University of

    by a cooling system. Their kinetic energy is transformed into heat and electricity via steam turbines

  14. Mechanical properties of F-actin network

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    Lee, Hyungsuk

    2009-01-01

    Cells sense, generate and respond to forces in their surroundings through cytoskeletal dynamics. Actin, the most abundant protein found in eukaryotic cells, is organized into various cytoskeletal structures that provide ...

  15. Mechanical Evaluation of Electronic Properties of Materials

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    Nudo, Nicholas

    2011-05-02

    in electron binding energy on the scale of 0.2 eV to 1.4 eV in gold and palladium thin-films sputtered on polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) through the application of strain induced by a convex shape. There is a change in the area beneath the load...

  16. Mechanical properties and tribological behavior of contaminate

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  17. Investigations of Near-Field Thermal-Hydrologic-Mechanical-Chemical Models for Radioactive Waste Disposal in Clay/Shale Rock

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    Liu, H.H.

    2012-01-01

    Strength and elasto-plastic properties of non- industrialplastic regimes. The impact of damage on mechanical and hydraulic properties

  18. Statistical mechanics based on fractional classical and quantum mechanics

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    Korichi, Z.; Meftah, M. T.

    2014-03-15

    The purpose of this work is to study some problems in statistical mechanics based on the fractional classical and quantum mechanics. At first stage we have presented the thermodynamical properties of the classical ideal gas and the system of N classical oscillators. In both cases, the Hamiltonian contains fractional exponents of the phase space (position and momentum). At the second stage, in the context of the fractional quantum mechanics, we have calculated the thermodynamical properties for the black body radiation, studied the Bose-Einstein statistics with the related problem of the condensation and the Fermi-Dirac statistics.

  19. Mechanical Engineering 1 Mechanical Engineering

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    Haller, Gary L.

    , for example, in novel gas turbine or electric hybrid vehicles--require that students understand the fundamentals of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, combustion, and materials science. In all members of the next generation of mechanical engineers. To implement this mission, the department adheres

  20. Bohmian mechanics contradicts quantum mechanics

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    Arnold Neumaier

    2000-02-16

    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 be explained by the fact that Bohmian mechanics has no natural way to accomodate the Heisenberg picture, since the local expectation values that define the beables of the theory depend on the Heisenberg time being used to define the operators. Relations to measurement are discussed, too, and shown to leave no loophole for claiming that Bohmian mechanics reproduces all predictions of quantum mechanics exactly.

  1. Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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    Mft, Sinan

    Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, temperature can be controlled, there are changes in the lubrication conditions, and combined radial and thrust and properties, steel cleanliness, hardening treatments, lubrication, dirt, mounting, manufacturing methods

  2. Compliant mechanisms

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    Venkataraghavan, Janarthanan T

    2001-01-01

    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...

  3. Lattice Mechanics of Origami Tessellations

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    Arthur A. Evans; Jesse L. Silverberg; Christian D. Santangelo

    2015-07-09

    Origami-based design holds promise for developing materials whose mechanical properties are tuned by crease patterns introduced to thin sheets. Although there has been heuristic developments in constructing patterns with desirable qualities, the bridge between origami and physics has yet to be fully developed. To truly consider origami structures as a class of materials, methods akin to solid mechanics need to be developed to understand their long-wavelength behavior. We introduce here a lattice theory for examining the mechanics of origami tessellations in terms of the topology of their crease pattern and the relationship between the folds at each vertex. This formulation provides a general method for associating mechanical properties with periodic folded structures, and allows for a concrete connection between more conventional materials and the mechanical metamaterials constructed using origami-based design.

  4. Biomineralized structural materials with functional optical properties

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    Li, Ling, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01

    Many biological structural materials exhibit "mechanical property amplification" through their intricate hierarchical composite designs. In the past several decades, significant progress has been achieved in elucidating ...

  5. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING What is Mechanical

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    power plant energy conversion and generating systems; design, development, and manufactureof consumer of the broadest engineering fields. Mechanical engineers are found in virtually all productive industries, from

  6. Microstructure, Mechanical Behavior, and Clinical Trade-offs in Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene for Total Joint Replacement

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    Atwood, Sara Anne

    2010-01-01

    2000). Degradation of mechanical behavior in UHMWPE afterCombined chemical and mechanical effects on free radicals inoxidation, and retain mechanical properties. Recipient of

  7. Mechanical memory

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gilkey, Jeffrey C. (Albuquerque, NM); Duesterhaus, Michelle A. (Albuquerque, NM); Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Renn, Rosemarie A. (Alburquerque, NM); Baker, Michael S. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-08-15

    A first-in-first-out (FIFO) microelectromechanical memory apparatus (also termed a mechanical memory) is disclosed. The mechanical memory utilizes a plurality of memory cells, with each memory cell having a beam which can be bowed in either of two directions of curvature to indicate two different logic states for that memory cell. The memory cells can be arranged around a wheel which operates as a clocking actuator to serially shift data from one memory cell to the next. The mechanical memory can be formed using conventional surface micromachining, and can be formed as either a nonvolatile memory or as a volatile memory.

  8. Mechanical memory

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gilkey, Jeffrey C. (Albuquerque, NM); Duesterhaus, Michelle A. (Albuquerque, NM); Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Renn, Rosemarie A. (Albuquerque, NM); Baker, Michael S. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-05-16

    A first-in-first-out (FIFO) microelectromechanical memory apparatus (also termed a mechanical memory) is disclosed. The mechanical memory utilizes a plurality of memory cells, with each memory cell having a beam which can be bowed in either of two directions of curvature to indicate two different logic states for that memory cell. The memory cells can be arranged around a wheel which operates as a clocking actuator to serially shift data from one memory cell to the next. The mechanical memory can be formed using conventional surface micromachining, and can be formed as either a nonvolatile memory or as a volatile memory.

  9. Note: Reliable low-vibration piezo-mechanical shutter

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    Bauer, Michael, E-mail: mibauer@physik.uni-kl.de; Franzreb, Philipp Pierre; Widera, Artur [Department of Physics and State-Research Center OPTIMAS, University of Kaiserslautern, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany); Spethmann, Nicolas [Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

    2014-09-15

    We present a mechanical shutter based on a bending piezo-actuator. The shutter features an active aperture of about 2 mm, allowing for full extinction and lossless transmission of a beam. Acoustic noise and mechanical vibrations produced are very low and the shutter is outstandingly long-lived; a test device has undergone 20 10{sup 6} cycles without breaking. A reflector makes the shutter capable of reliably interrupting a beam with at least 2 W of cw power at 780 nm. The shutter is well suited to create pulses as short as 16 ms, while pulse lengths down to 1 ms are possible. The rise and fall times are approximately 120 s, with a delay of 2 ms. Jitter stays below 10 s, while long-term drifts stay well below 500 s.

  10. BCN Nanotubes as Highly Sensitive Torsional Electromechanical Transducers

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    Joselevich, Ernesto

    BCN Nanotubes as Highly Sensitive Torsional Electromechanical Transducers Jonathan Garel, Chong interlayer mechanical coupling, but their high electrical resistance limits their use as electromechanical transducers. Can the outstanding mechanical properties of BNNTs be combined with the electromechanical

  11. Mechanical Dissipation in Silicon Flexures

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    S. Reid; G. Cagnoli; D. R. M. Crooks; J. Hough; P. Murray; S. Rowan; M. M. Fejer; R. Route; S. Zappe

    2005-10-28

    The thermo-mechanical properties of silicon make it of significant interest as a possible material for mirror substrates and suspension elements for future long-baseline gravitational wave detectors. The mechanical dissipation in 92um thick single-crystal silicon cantilevers has been observed over the temperature range 85 K to 300 K, with dissipation approaching levels down to phi = 4.4E-7.

  12. Enhanced thermoelectric properties in hybrid graphene-boron nitride nanoribbons

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    Kaike Yang; Yuanping Chen; Roberto D'Agosta; Yuee Xie; Jianxin Zhong; Angel Rubio

    2012-04-06

    The thermoelectric properties of hybrid graphene-boron nitride nanoribbons (BCNNRs) are investigated using the non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) approach. We find that the thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) can be remarkably enhanced by periodically embedding hexagonal BN (h-BN) into graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). Compared to pristine GNRs, the ZT for armchair-edged BCNNRs with width index 3p+2 is enhanced up to 10~20 times while the ZT of nanoribbons with other widths is enhanced just by 1.5~3 times. As for zigzag-edge nanoribbons, the ZT is enhanced up to 2~3 times. This improvement comes from the combined increase in the Seebeck coefficient and the reduction in the thermal conductivity outweighing the decrease in the electrical conductance. In addition, the effect of component ratio of h-BN on the thermoelectric transport properties is discussed. These results qualify BCNNRs as a promising candidate for building outstanding thermoelectric devices.

  13. Production, Characterization, and Mechanical Behavior of Cementitious Materials Incorporating Carbon Nanofibers

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    Yazdanbakhsh, Ardavan

    2012-10-19

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofirbers (CNFs) have excellent properties (mechanical, electrical, magnetic, etc.), which can make them effective nanoreinforcements for improving the properties of materials. The ...

  14. Fractofusion mechanism

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    Yasui, K. . Dept. of Physics)

    1992-11-01

    In this paper, the fractofusion mechanism of cold fusion is investigated theoretically. The conditions necessary for fractofusion during the absorption of deuterium atoms by palladium specimens (the condition of so-called cold fusion experiments) is clarified, including crack generation at grain boundaries, the high orientation angle of grains, rapid crack formation, the increase of electrical resistance around a crack, the large width of cracks, and the generation of many cracks. The origin and quantity of the electrical field inside cracks in the conductor are also clarified. By the fractofusion mechanism, the experimental facts that neutron emissions are observed in bursts, that sometimes they coincide with the deformation of a palladium specimen, and that in many experiments excess neutrons were not observed are qualitatively explained. The upper limit of the total fractofusion yields during the absorption of deuterium atoms by palladium specimens are estimated.

  15. Mechanical Engineering "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    such as surface defects and inferior mechanical properties compared to conventional solid injection molded parts Molding and An Ongoing Journey for Lightweight, Microcellular Plastics Presented by: Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng of the Cornell Injection Molding Program (CIMP), which was founded in 1974 by Professor K. K. Wang and his

  16. Mechanical Engineering ME 3720 FLUID MECHANICS

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    Panchagnula, Mahesh

    Mechanical Engineering ME 3720 FLUID MECHANICS Pre-requisite: ME 2330 Co-requisite: ME 3210) to develop an understanding of the physical mechanisms and the mathematical models of fluid mechanics of fluid mechanics problems in engineering practice. The basic principles of fluid mechanics

  17. Aspects of the mechanics of metallic glasses

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    Henann, David Lee

    2011-01-01

    Metallic glasses are amorphous materials that possess unique mechanical properties, such as high tensile strengths and good fracture toughnesses. Also, since they are amorphous, metallic glasses exhibit a glass transition, ...

  18. Personal Property

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    This Guide provides non-regulatory guidance and information to assist DOE organizations and contractors in implementing the DOE-wide and site-specific personal property management programs. It supplements the policy, requirements, and responsibilities information contained in the DOE Order cited above and clarifies the regulatory requirements contained in the Federal Property Management Regulation (FMR) and specific contracts.

  19. Key Physical Mechanisms in Nanostructured Solar Cells

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    Dr Stephan Bremner

    2010-07-21

    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.

  20. Physicalism versus quantum mechanics

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    Henry P. Stapp

    2008-03-11

    In the context of theories of the connection between mind and brain, physicalism is the demand that all is basically purely physical. But the concept of "physical" embodied in this demand is characterized essentially by the properties of the physical that hold in classical physical theories. Certain of these properties contradict the character of the physical in quantum mechanics, which provides a better, more comprehensive, and more fundamental account of phenomena. It is argued that the difficulties that have plaged physicalists for half a century, and that continue to do so, dissolve when the classical idea of the physical is replaced by its quantum successor. The argument is concretized in a way that makes it accessible to non-physicists by exploiting the recent evidence connecting our conscious experiences to macroscopic measurable synchronous oscillations occurring in well-separated parts of the brain. A specific new model of the mind-brain connection that is fundamentally quantum mechanical but that ties conscious experiences to these macroscopic synchronous oscillations is used to illustrate the essential disparities between the classical and quantum notions of the physical, and in particular to demonstrate the failure in the quantum world of the principle of the causal closure of the physical, a failure that goes beyond what is entailed by the randomness in the outcomes of observations, and that accommodates the efficacy in the brain of conscious intent.

  1. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS: TOP-DOWN APPROACHES TO FRACTUREp

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    Hutchinson, John W.

    MECHANICS OF MATERIALS: TOP-DOWN APPROACHES TO FRACTUREp J. W. HUTCHINSON1 { and A. G. EVANS2 1) AbstractThe utility and robustness of the mechanics of materials is illustrated through a review. All rights reserved. Keywords: Mechanics of materials; Mechanical properties; Fracture and fracture

  2. PROPERTY MANUAL Berkeley Laboratory Property Management

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    Knowles, David William

    B: Sensitive Item Policy APPENDIX C: Glossary Property Management System Review Property Manual of Energy (DOE). The Property Management charter ensures the efficient and effective protection and controlPROPERTY MANUAL Issued by Berkeley Laboratory Property Management Lawrence Berkeley National

  3. NOMINATION FOR RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT

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    Awards The Gasoline Direct-Injection Compression Ignition Engine Team from Delphi Automotive Systems, Hyundai America Technical Center, and the Wisconsin Engine Research...

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  12. Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Spring 2013 Armstrong Ceiling Tile Sales properties. The current box is big, heavy, and only shows the sound properties in a qualitative matter as well as a qualitative manner. Objectives Qualitatively and quantitatively display test results

  13. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering An experimental methodology is presented for mechanism verification of physics-based prognosis of mechanical damage, such as fatigue. The proposed experimental methodology includes multi-resolution in-situ mechanical testing, advanced imaging analysis, and mechanism

  14. PLA-PHA BLENDS: MORPHOLOGY, THERMAL AND MECHANICAL T. Grard, T. Budtova

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    of the pure components. The physical and mechanical properties of blends can be tuned by choosing the properPLA-PHA BLENDS: MORPHOLOGY, THERMAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES T. Grard, T. Budtova Mines Paris polymers. One is poor mechanical properties which limit their practical applications. Blending of polymers

  15. INTRODUCTION TO FLUID MECHANICS Spring 2011

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    Bahrami, Majid

    Experiment 3: Basics of Fluid Mechanics, Friction in Laminar and Turbulent Pipe Flow Experiment:20, Wed 2:30 5:20, Fri 8:30 11:20, Lab 4302 Course Outline: Properties of fluids. Basic flow1 ENSC 283 INTRODUCTION TO FLUID MECHANICS Spring 2011 Instructor: Dr. Majid Bahrami 4372

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    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-06-09

    This Guide provides non-regulatory guidance and information to assist DOE organizations and contractors in implementing the DOE-wide and site-specific personal property management programs. Supersedes DOE G 580.1-1.

  17. Summary of mechanical properties data and correlations for Li/sub 2/O, Li/sub 4/SiO/sub 4/, LiAlO/sub 2/, and Be

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    Billone, M.C.; Grayhack, W.T.

    1988-04-01

    The data base for thermal expansion, elastic constants, compressive and tensile failure strengths and secondary thermal creep of leading solid-breeder (Li/sub 2/O, Li/sub 4/SiO/sub 4/, and LiAlO/sub 2/) and multiplier (Be) materials is reviewed, porosity, grain size, and stress (for thermal creep). Because the data base is rather sparse in some areas, general properties of ceramics and metals are used to help guide the formulation of the correlations. The primary purpose of the data base summary and correlation development is to pave the way for stress analysis sensitivity studies. These studies will help determine which properties are important enough to structural lifetime and deformation assessments to require more data. 18 refs., 5 figs., 20 tabs.

  18. Nonlinear mechanics of thermoreversibly associating dendrimer glasses

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

    2013-08-06

    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.

  19. Enhanced superconducting properties in Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 1}Cu{sub 2}O{sub y} by thermal and mechanical processing

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    Miller, D.J.; Holesinger, T.G.; Hettinger, J.D.; Goretta, K.C.; Gray, K.E.

    1992-08-01

    The practical application of high temperature superconductors has been limited by low transport currents in bulk samples. The effect of processing on transition temperature, grain boundary coupling, and flux pinning has been examined for Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 1}Cu{sub 2}O{sub y}. Enhancement of {Tc} based on composition can be achieved by control of crystallization and subsequent annealing processes while thermo-mechanical processing may be used to modify weak link and flux pinning behavior. The microstructural basis for these changes are related to the composition of the superconducting phase and the presence of defects associated with deformation processing. The implications of these results on conductor development are related to the selection of alloy composition for optimum transition temperature and controlled thermo-mechanical processing which yields a uniform defect structure.

  20. Classical and Quantum Mechanics via Lie algebras

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    Arnold Neumaier; Dennis Westra

    2011-04-14

    The goal of this book is to present classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics in an almost completely algebraic setting, thereby introducing mathematicians, physicists, and engineers to the ideas relating classical and quantum mechanics with Lie algebras and Lie groups. The book emphasizes the closeness of classical and quantum mechanics, and the material is selected in a way to make this closeness as apparent as possible. Much of the material covered here is not part of standard textbook treatments of classical or quantum mechanics (or is only superficially treated there). For physics students who want to get a broader view of the subject, this book may therefore serve as a useful complement to standard treatments of quantum mechanics. Almost without exception, this book is about precise concepts and exact results in classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. The structural properties of mechanics are discussed independent of computational techniques for obtaining quantitatively correct numbers from the assumptions made. The standard approximation machinery for calculating from first principles explicit thermodynamic properties of materials, or explicit cross sections for high energy experiments can be found in many textbooks and is not repeated here.

  1. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Curriculum Notes

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    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Curriculum Notes 2013-2014 1. Mechanical engineering students must complete of technical electives. 2. Technical electives must be taken within the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  2. Physicalism versus quantum mechanics

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    Stapp, Henry P; Theoretical Physics Group; Physics Division

    2009-01-01

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

  3. Sandia Energy - Mechanical Testing

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    Mechanical Testing Home Stationary Power Nuclear Fuel Cycle Advanced Nuclear Energy Nuclear Energy Systems Laboratory (NESL) Brayton Lab Mechanical Testing Mechanical...

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

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    Rupert, Timothy J. (Timothy John)

    2011-01-01

    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, ...

  5. Increasing carbon nanotube forest density

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    McCarthy, Alexander P

    2014-01-01

    The outstanding mechanical, electrical, thermal, and morphological properties of individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) open up exciting potential applications in a wide range of fields. One such application is replacing the ...

  6. The design and synthesis of polymeric assemblies for materials applications : chemosensing, liquid crystal alignment and block copolymers

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    Cox, Jason R. (Jason Robert)

    2012-01-01

    Conjugated polymers are an indispensable class of materials that have advanced the development of optoelectronic device architectures; in part, due to their outstanding electronic and mechanical properties. This thesis ...

  7. Behavior of a silkworm silk fiber web structure under wind load

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    Su, Isabelle

    2015-01-01

    Optimized by Nature for millions of years, silk is one of the strongest biomaterials with outstanding mechanical properties, it is both extensible and tough in order to ensure specific functions. In particular, protein-based ...

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

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    Yamamoto, Namiko

    2006-01-01

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

  9. Visual Vibrometry: Estimating Material Properties from Small Motions in Video

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    Davis, Myers Abraham

    The estimation of material properties is important for scene understanding, with many applications in vision, robotics, and structural engineering. This paper connects fundamentals of vibration mechanics with computer ...

  10. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Ductile failure in structural materials has been a problem the Temple Foundation Professorship in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, multiscale experimental mechanics, mechanics of polymers. He is a fellow of the American Society

  11. Research Review Mechanical Engineering

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    Theune, Marit

    Research Review Mechanical Engineering University of Twente #12;QANU / Research Review Mechanical;QANU / Research Review Mechanical Engineering / University of Twente 3 Report on the research assessment of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente Contents Preface

  12. Interfacial Properties of Electron Beam Cured Composites

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    Eberle, C.C.

    1999-12-30

    The objectives of the CRADA are to: Confirm that fiber-resin adhesion is responsible for the observed poor shear properties; Determine the mechanism(s) responsible for poor adhesion between carbon fibers and epoxy resins after e-beam curing; Develop and evaluate resin systems and fiber treatments to improve the properties of e-beam cured, carbon-fiber-reinforced composites; and Develop refined methods for processing e-beam cured, carbon-fiber-reinforced composites.

  13. The application of high-resolution 3D seismic data to model the distribution of mechanical and hydrogeological properties of a potential host rock for the deep storage of radioactive waste in France

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    Mari, Jean-Luc

    2014-01-01

    In the context of a deep geological repository of high-level radioactive wastes, the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (Andra) has conducted an extensive characterization of the Callovo-Oxfordian argillaceous rock and surrounding formations in the Eastern Paris Basin. As part of this project, an accurate 3D seismic derived geological model is needed. The paper shows the procedure used for building the 3D seismic constrained geological model in depth by combining time-to-depth conversion of seismic horizons, consistent seismic velocity model and elastic impedance in time. It also shows how the 3D model is used for mechanical and hydrogeological studies. The 3D seismic field data example illustrates the potential of the proposed depth conversion procedure for estimating density and velocity distributions, which are consistent with the depth conversion of seismic horizons using the Bayesian Kriging method. The geological model shows good agreement with well log data obtained from a reference we...

  14. Tensile Properties of Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    Cambridge, University of

    Tensile Properties of Austenitic Stainless Steel by Iqbal Shah Corpus Christi College, Cambridge;Abstract The short-term mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steels can be affected by a myriad of factors. Materials scientists conduct countless trials to find new steel compositions, in an attempt

  15. Tensile Properties of Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    Cambridge, University of

    Tensile Properties of Austenitic Stainless Steel by Iqbal Shah Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; Abstract The shortterm mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steels can be affected by a myriad of factors. Materials scientists conduct countless trials to find new steel compositions, in an attempt

  16. Segmented Nanowires Displaying Locally Controllable Properties

    Energy Innovation Portal (Marketing Summaries) [EERE]

    2011-04-22

    The electrical, chemical, mechanical, and optical properties of nanostructures depend on their physical dimensions and chemical compositions. Current methods of forming nanowires rely on knowing the average values for these parameters. As a result, there is poor control over local properties of the nanowires, which may vary from spot to spot in an uncontrolled fashion. By using knowledge of the size-dependent phase diagram, the inventors have developed methods of controlling the properties...

  17. Kinematic Decoupling in Mechanisms and Application to a Passive Hand

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    Hayward, Vincent

    Kinematic Decoupling in Mechanisms and Application to a Passive Hand Controller Design Vincent, 1992 Observations regarding the kinematics of mechanisms are applied to the synthesis of a passive hand In this article we apply observations regarding the kinematic properties of mechanisms to the design of a simple

  18. WHAT PHYSICAL QUANTITIES MAKE SENSE IN NONEQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS?

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    Ruelle, David

    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

  19. Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

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    Barrash, Warren

    Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Department BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSE 105 Mechanical Engineering Graphics 3 CHEM 111L College Chemistry Lab (DLN) 1 ENGL 102 English PHYS 211 Mechanics, Waves & Heat (DLN) 4 UF 100 Intellectual Foundations 3 PHYS 211L Mechanics, Waves

  20. Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    LASP's mechanical analysts also lead mechanical verification testing including: random vibration, forceMechanical Engineering & Thermal Group The Mechanical Engineering (ME) & Thermal Group at LASP has, and ground- based mechanical systems. Instrument Design Building on decades of design experience that has

  1. Intellectual Property

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformation CurrentHenryInhibiting IndividualIntegrating Information,Intellectual Property

  2. Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing

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    Balasubramanian, Ravi

    Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FY2013 Oregon graduate degrees (MS, MEng, PhD) in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, and materials science. We offer bachelor's degrees in mechanical, industrial, manufacturing, and energy systems engineering

  3. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Despite an enormous range of applications and centuries. Nicholas Ouellette is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Structures in Turbulent Flow Nicholas Ouellette Department of Mechanical Engineering & Material Sciences Yale

  4. Mechanical Systems Signal Processing

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    Verleysen, Michel

    Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 22 (2008) 155 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street S1 3JD Sheffield, UK Received 27

  5. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering This presentation presents the stability analysis of time- delay of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he has Gu Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville March 27

  6. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering With the increases in computational power and numerical methods a series of research challenges. These challenges involve many branches of mechanical engineering: mechanics, dynamics, tribology, statistical modeling, experimentation, and numerical methods. During

  7. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 1 Welcome MIE Industrial Advisory Board October 15, 2010 #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 2 MIE Dorothy Adams Undergraduate/Graduate Secretary David Schmidt Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 3 MIE James Rinderle

  8. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Today's design environments take advantage of powerful professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the founder of Visual Design award and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Automation Society Young Investigator Award

  9. Department of Mechanical & Aerospace

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    in mechanics, electrical theory, kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and materials dynamics, fluid dynamics, propulsion and structures. While each program features a solid technicalDeveloping Leaders of Innovation Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering #12;Emphasizing

  10. Synthesis, characterization, and gas-sensing properties of monodispersed SnO{sub 2} nanocubes

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    Runa, A; Bala, Hari E-mail: fuwy56@163.com; Wang, Yan; Chen, Jingkuo; Zhang, Bowen; Li, Huayang; Fu, Wuyou E-mail: fuwy56@163.com; Wang, Xiaodong; Sun, Guang; Cao, Jianliang; Zhang, Zhanying

    2014-08-04

    Monodispersed single-crystalline SnO{sub 2} nanocubes with exposed a large percentage of high-energy surfaces have been synthesized by a simple solvothermal process at low temperature without any templates and catalysts. The as-prepared samples have been characterized by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Many outstanding characters of the final products have been shown, such as uniform particle size, high purity, and monodispersity. In property, superior gas-sensing properties such as high response, rapid response-recovery time, and good selectivity have also been shown to ethanol at an optimal working temperature of as low as 280?C. It indicates that the as-prepared SnO{sub 2} nanocubes are promising for gas sensors.

  11. Mechanisms of dissipation in wet granular matter

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    A. Fingerle; S. Herminghaus

    2007-08-20

    The impact dynamics between wet surfaces, which dominates the mechanical properties of wet granular matter, is studied both experimentally and theoretically. It is shown that the hysteretic formation and rupture of liquid capillary bridges between adjacent grains accounts reasonably well for most relevant cases of wet granular matter. The various dissipation mechanisms are discussed with particular emphasis on their relevance. Variations of the rupture energy loss with the impact energy are quantified and discussed.

  12. Compliance Control of Planar Parallel Mechanisms with Adjustable Springs Hyun K. Jung and Carl D. Crane III

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    Florida, University of

    compliant mechanisms including RCC devices have been designed as parallel kinematic mechanisms. Parallel kinematic mechanisms possess positive features compared to serial mechanisms such as higher stiffness of analysis. The compliance matrix of a mechanism depends on the geometry of the mechanism and the properties

  13. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering The gap between `advanced' prosthetic technology was educated in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University

  14. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering In the pursuit of developing manned, reusable hypersonic will experience thermal and mechanical loads. The research presented will discuss advancements in structural

  15. Wood of Giant Sequoia: Properties and Unique Characteristics1

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    Wood of Giant Sequoia: Properties and Unique Characteristics1 Douglas D. Piirto2 Abstract: Wood tree species. Wood properties such as specific gravity, various mechanical properties, extractive be considered for planting stock in managed production forests to increase future supplies of wood having

  16. Mechanical response of active gels

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    T. B. Liverpool; M. C. Marchetti; J. -F. Joanny; J. Prost

    2008-07-18

    We study a model of an active gel of cross-linked semiflexible filaments with additional active linkers such as myosin II clusters. We show that the coupling of the elasticity of the semiflexible filaments to the mechanical properties of the motors leads to contractile behavior of the gel, in qualitative agreement with experimental observations. The motors, however, soften the zero frequency elastic constant of the gel. When the collective motor dynamics is incorporated in the model, a stiffening of the network at high frequencies is obtained. The frequency controlling the crossover between low and high frequency network elasticity is estimated in terms of microscopic properties of motors and filaments, and can be as low as 10^(-3)Hz.

  17. Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Handbook January 2015 Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison #12;1 Mechanical Engineering Web Page: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/me Graduate & Terrace Chairs) and Samantha Stepp (ME Building) #12;2 Department of Mechanical Engineering AGUIDE

  18. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Strategic Plan 2014-2018 College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology #12;Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University was organized as Mechanical the strongest in the nation. MAE is proud to continue in this fine tradition, forging high quality mechanical

  19. Mechanical Engineering David Sumner

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    Mechanical Engineering David Sumner david.sumner@usask.ca #12;Mechanical Engineering? Design, production and use of mechanical systems that control and transform energy Focused on engineering systems that involve heat, energy and motion The broadest engineering discipline #12;Subject Areas Fluid mechanics

  20. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 1 Welcome MIE Industrial Advisory Board May 5th, 2011 #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 2 IAB 2010-2011 David K. Anderson Alden Research Laboratory, Inc went on for three weeks Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 6 #12;Reza Shahbazian Yassar Mechanical

  1. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering The science of robotics is a unique combination of mechanical in Dayton, OH. Dr. Sodemann received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute to recent advances in the science of robotics, and thus the machines perform primarily as mechanical devices

  2. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Nanocrystal superlattices are materials formed by assembly Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering magna cum laude from Rice University in 1994 and was elected to Phi

  3. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering This talk concerns the effective behavior of heterogeneous media Science as well as the Executive Officer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the California Institute in Applied Mechanics from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2004. He is currently an Editor

  4. INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICS

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    Kaminski, Edouard

    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

  5. Statistical Mechanics of Black Holes

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    B. Harms; Y. Leblanc

    1992-05-11

    We analyze the statistical mechanics of a gas of neutral and charged black holes. The microcanonical ensemble is the only possible approach to this system, and the equilibrium configuration is the one for which most of the energy is carried by a single black hole. Schwarzschild black holes are found to obey the statistical bootstrap condition. In all cases, the microcanonical temperature is identical to the Hawking temperature of the most massive black hole in the gas. U(1) charges in general break the bootstrap property. The problems of black hole decay and of quantum coherence are also addressed.

  6. MechanicalEngineering The Department of Mechanical

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    for the informed development and optimization of materials. This talk will present our recent work on exploring, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Materials Science to thermo-mechanical loads is a fundamental requirement in the characterization of materials and structures

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

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    Brigham, Mark D.

    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 ...

  8. In Situ Small Scale Mechanical Characterization of Materials Under Environmental

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    Sanders, Matthew Wayne

    2011-10-21

    This research investigates the mechanical properties and performance of structural materials at a small volume scale. In situ observation was made possible through the Small Punch Test (SPT) method as well as tribological ...

  9. Mechanics of Atherosclerosis, Hypertension Induced Growth, and Arterial Remodeling

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    Hayenga, Heather Naomi

    2012-07-16

    In order to create informed predictive models that capture artery dependent responses during atherosclerosis progression and the long term response to hypertension, one needs to know the structural, biochemical and mechanical properties as a...

  10. Mechanics of Notched Izod impact testing of polycarbonate

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    Silberstein, Meredith N

    2005-01-01

    Polycarbonate is widely used as a transparent protective material because of its low density and excellent mechanical properties. However, when defects such as cracks or notches are introduced, it is subject to catastrophic ...

  11. MLA APA Chicago Silver nanowires demonstrate unexpected selfhealing mechanism

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    : Potential for flexible electronics January 23, 2015 Northwestern University With its high electrical for touchscreens, plasma displays, and flexible electronics. But its rapidly escalating price has forced for flexible electronics. "These silver nanowires show mechanical properties that are quite unexpected

  12. The structure and mechanics of nanofibrillar cellulose foams

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    Ali, Zubaidah Mohammed

    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 ...

  13. University Of California, Berkeley Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Frenklach, Michael

    COVERED Mechanical properties of engineering materials; metal casting; forging; wire drawing; extrusion; rolling; sheet metal shearing; bending; deep drawing; manufacturing with TOPICS COVERED (Cont.) polymers and composites; powder metallurgy; material removal basics; tool wear and tool life; cutting tool materials

  14. Mechanics of deformation of carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites

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    Akiskalos, Theodoros, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    The goal is to develop finite element techniques to evaluate the mechanical behavior of carbon nanotube enabled composites and gain a thorough understanding of the parameters that affect the properties of the composite, ...

  15. Proceedings of 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

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    Guo, Zhixiong "James"

    Mechanical,Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering Polytechnic University 333 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY 11201), measurement of optical properties (Prahl et al., 1993), and remote sensing (Walker and McLean, 1999

  16. A two-dimensional model of the deformation of photoresist structures using elastoplastic polymer properties

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    Drugan, Walter J.

    , the elastic and plastic mechanical properties of the polymeric photoresist, and the beam dimensions. Collapse highlighted. It is shown that in some cases the inclusion of both elastic and plastic mechanical properties properties K. Yoshimoto, M. P. Stoykovich, H. B. Cao,a) J. J. de Pablo, and P. F. Nealeyb) Department

  17. Building robust chemical reaction mechanisms : next generation of automatic model construction software

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    Song, Jing, 1972-

    2004-01-01

    Building proper reaction mechanisms is crucial to model the system dynamic properties for many industrial processes with complex chemical reaction phenomena. Because of the complexity of a reaction mechanism, computer-aided ...

  18. OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF DIFFERENT ENTRAINMENT-MIXING MECHANISMS IN CUMULUS DURING RACORO: AN IMPLICATION FOR

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    OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF DIFFERENT ENTRAINMENT-MIXING MECHANISMS IN CUMULUS DURING RACORO entrainment- mixing mechanisms. The connection between microphysical, dynamical and thermodynamic properties associated with entrainment-mixing processes is explored in the framework of homogeneous/inhomogeneous mixing

  19. Internal pipe attachment mechanism

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1994-12-13

    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.

  20. Experimental Mechanical and Fluid Mechanical Investigations of the Brass Instrument Lip-reed and the Human Vocal Folds

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    Newton, Michael James

    2009-01-01

    The mechanical properties of the lips are of crucial importance to the function of a brass instrument. The natural resonance modes must be able to usefully interact with the instrument air column in order to sustain ...