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Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystal Supercrystals  

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

Tam, Enrico

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POROUS PNZT POLYCRYSTALLINE CERAMICS  

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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-

Biswas, D.R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Graphene  

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

Bao, Wenzhong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical property scatter in CFCCs  

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The tensile response of continuous fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CFCCs) is not expected to show the large variation in strength properties commonly observed for monolithic ceramics. Results of recent investigations on a number of two-dimensional reinforced CFCCs have nevertheless revealed a considerable scatter in the initial elastic modulus, in the first matrix cracking stress and in the failure stress. One school of thought considers that the observed variability is caused by experimental factors. Elaborate testing programs have been set up to clarify the origins of this scatter by investigation of the effects of control mode, loading rate, specimen shape, etc. Another school explains the scatter by the presence of (axial) residual stresses in the fibers and in the matrix. Although plausible, this hypothesis is difficult to verify because experimental determination of the residual stress state in CFCCs is not straightforward. In addition, with the available methods it is impractical to determine the residual stresses in every test specimen. This approach is indeed required for establishing the relationship between the magnitude of the residual stresses and the experimentally observed scatter. At IAM a method has been developed and validated which allows to quantify the axial residual stress state in individual CFCC specimens by subjecting them to intermittent unloading-reloading cycles. The method as well as the derived relationship between residual stress state and scatter in mechanical response will be presented.

Steen, M.; Filiou, C.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Wicks, Sunny S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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....

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Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors  

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

Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors  

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

Balachandran, U.

1995-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical property measurement by indentation techniques  

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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...

Janakiraman, Balasubramanian

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The mechanical properties of FeAl  

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Only in the last few years has progress been made in obtaining reproducible mechanical properties data for FeAl. Two sets of observations are the foundation of this progress. The first is that the large vacancy concentrations that exist in FeAl at high temperature are easily retained at low temperature and that these strongly affect the low-temperature mechanical properties. The second is that RT ductility is adversely affected by water vapor. Purpose of this paper is not to present a comprehensive overview of the mechanical properties of FeAl but rather to highlight our understanding of key phenomena and to show how an understanding of the factors which control the yield strength and fracture behavior has followed the discovery of the above two effects. 87 refs, 9 figs.

Baker, I. [Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH (United States); George, E.P. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Properties of Ingot Nb Cavities  

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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.

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

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne honors employees for outstanding performance | Argonne...  

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honors employees for outstanding performance August 15, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint ARGONNE, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2013) -- On Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, the UChicago Argonne, LLC, Board of...

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Measuring the mechanical properties of the respiratory system in patients  

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Measuring the mechanical properties of the respiratory system in patients on mechanical ventilators's lungs. · Only system capable of convenient, ongoing assessment of respiratory mechanical function is currently widely performed by measuring pressure and flow delivered by a mechanical ventilator. However

Hayden, Nancy J.

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Mechanical Properties of Aerogels. Final Report  

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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.

Parmenter, K.E.; Milstein, F.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outstanding performance of activated graphene based supercapacitors...  

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Outstanding performance of activated graphene based supercapacitors in ionic liquid electrolyte from 50 to 80 1C Wan-Yu Tsai a , Rongying Lin a , Shanthi Murali c , Li Li Zhang c...

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Mechanical Properties of Nuclear Fuel Surrogates using Picosecond Laser Ultrasonics  

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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

David Hurley; Marat Khafizov; Farhad Farzbod; Eric Burgett

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of thermal protection system materials.  

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An experimental study was conducted to measure the mechanical properties of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) materials used for the Space Shuttle. Three types of TPS materials (LI-900, LI-2200, and FRCI-12) were tested in 'in-plane' and 'out-of-plane' orientations. Four types of quasi-static mechanical tests (uniaxial tension, uniaxial compression, uniaxial strain, and shear) were performed under low (10{sup -4} to 10{sup -3}/s) and intermediate (1 to 10/s) strain rate conditions. In addition, split Hopkinson pressure bar tests were conducted to obtain the strength of the materials under a relatively higher strain rate ({approx}10{sup 2} to 10{sup 3}/s) condition. In general, TPS materials have higher strength and higher Young's modulus when tested in 'in-plane' than in 'through-the-thickness' orientation under compressive (unconfined and confined) and tensile stress conditions. In both stress conditions, the strength of the material increases as the strain rate increases. The rate of increase in LI-900 is relatively small compared to those for the other two TPS materials tested in this study. But, the Young's modulus appears to be insensitive to the different strain rates applied. The FRCI-12 material, designed to replace the heavier LI-2200, showed higher strengths under tensile and shear stress conditions. But, under a compressive stress condition, LI-2200 showed higher strength than FRCI-12. As far as the modulus is concerned, LI-2200 has higher Young's modulus both in compression and in tension. The shear modulus of FRCI-12 and LI-2200 fell in the same range.

Hardy, Robert Douglas; Bronowski, David R.; Lee, Moo Yul; Hofer, John H.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distinguished Engineering Graduate Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate  

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, or service delivery through the application of engineering principles; or · Contributed truly exceptional2013 Distinguished Engineering Graduate and Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate Award Nomination Form Print Form #12;The highest honor the Cockrell School of Engineering can bestow on one of its own

Lightsey, Glenn

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Mechanical and biochemical properties of human cervical tissue  

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

Myers, Kristin M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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)

2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanomanipulation Experiments Exploring Frictional and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes  

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Nanomanipulation Experiments Exploring Frictional and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes M that places the human operator directly into the feedback loop that controls surface manipulations. Using. The mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes have been demonstrated to be extraordinary. They have an elastic

Falvo, Michael

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Mechanical Properties of Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composites**  

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REVIEWS Mechanical Properties of Porous- Matrix Ceramic Composites** By Frank W. Zok* and Carlos G/Mechanical Properties of Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composites REVIEWS The porous matrix concept has been developed primarily. Levi 1. Introduction Damage tolerance can be enabled in continuous fiber-rein- forced ceramic

Zok, Frank

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THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF STRIPA GRANITE  

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dependency of Stripa granite . . o Unaxial compressionproperties of Stripa granite are presented as determinedPROPERTIES OF STRIPA GRANITE TWO-WEEK LOAN COpy Graham

Swan, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Hall, Christopher

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Mechanical Properties of Lithium-Ion Battery Separator Materials  

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Mechanical Properties of Lithium-Ion Battery Separator Materials Patrick Sinko B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2013, Virginia Tech John Cannarella PhD. Candidate Mechanical and Aerospace and motivation ­ Why study lithium-ion batteries? ­ Lithium-ion battery fundamentals ­ Why study the mechanical

Petta, Jason

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

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

Thompson, L.D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and electronic-structure properties of compressed CdSe tetrapod nanocrystals  

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

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Awards recognize outstanding innovation in Technology Transfer  

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series to someone byDearTechnicalAwards recognize outstanding innovation Awards

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Mechanical Properties of Glassy Polyethylene Nanofibers via Molecular Dynamics Simulations  

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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 ...

Buell, Sezen

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Engineering the Microstructure of Hydrogels to Achieve Enhanced Mechanical Properties  

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Hydrogels are three-dimensional, cross-linked, polymeric networks that are typically soft materials that contain more than 90% water. Many technologies require hydrogels with improved mechanical properties (modulus, failure ...

Suekama, Tiffany

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of amorphous Lix Si alloys: a reactive...  

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was downloaded on 08102013 at 15:46 Please note that terms and conditions apply. Mechanical properties of amorphous Li x Si alloys: a reactive force field study View the table...

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Mechanical Properties of Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites  

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We have studied the mechanical properties of monolithic bulk metallic glasses and composite in the La based alloys. La???yAl??(Cu, Ni)y (y=24 to 32) alloy systems was used to cast the ...

Lee, M.L.

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An evaluation of the critical mechanical properties of filled elastomers  

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AN EVALUATION OF THE CRITICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLED ELASTOMERS A Thesis By PATRICK ARTHUR GIBSON Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... 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...

Gibson, Patrick Arthur

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding and Tailoring the Mechanical Properties of LIGA Fabricated Materials  

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LIGA fabricated materials and components exhibit several processing issues affecting their metallurgical and mechanical properties, potentially limiting their usefulness for MEMS applications. For example, LIGA processing by metal electrodeposition is very sensitive to deposition conditions which causes significant processing lot variations of mechanical and metallurgical properties. Furthermore, the process produces a material with a highly textured lenticular rnicrostructural morphology suggesting an anisotropic material response. Understanding and controlling out-of-plane anisotropy is desirable for LIGA components designed for out-of-plane flexures. Previous work by the current authors focused on results from a miniature servo-hydraulic mechanical test frame constructed for characterizing LIGA materials. Those results demonstrated microstructural and mechanical properties dependencies with plating bath current density in LIGA fabricated nickel (LIGA Ni). This presentation builds on that work and fosters a methodology for controlling the properties of LIGA fabricated materials through processing. New results include measurement of mechanical properties of LIGA fabricated copper (LIGA Cu), out-of-plane and localized mechanical property measurements using compression testing and nanoindentation of LIGA Ni and LIGA Cu.

Buchheit, T.E.; Christenson, T.R.; Lavan, D.A.; Schmale, D.T.

1999-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of radial truck tires  

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determination of static properties of tire load vs. tire deflection and tire load vs. tire footprint area for radial and wide base radial truck tires is described and results are discussed. Determination of transmissibility for a conventional radial and a... (right) 12 13 15 Figure 7: Sidewall bulge measurement 16 Figure 8: Load vs. deflection; 385/65R22. 5 wide base tire tested at 90 psi inflation pressure 20 Figure 9: Load vs. deflection; 385/65R22. 5 wide base tire tested at 100 psi inflation...

Wasti, Mansoor-ul-Hassan

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTIONS AT HIGH STRAIN RATES OF  

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characteristics of high purity nickel processed by electrodeposition tested in compression up to a dynamic strainMECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTIONS AT HIGH STRAIN RATES OF ELECTRODEPOSITED NICKEL H. Couque1 , A. Ouarem2 , G. Dirras2 and J. Gubicza3 Summary ­ The mechanical and microstructural

Gubicza, Jenõ

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Lithophysal Rock Mass Mechanical Properties of the Repository Host Horizon  

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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).

D. Rigby

2004-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Mechanical and Elastic Property Evaluation of n- and p-type Skutterudites Mechanical and Elastic Property Evaluation of n- and p-type Skutterudites This talk discusses the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropic mechanical properties Sample...  

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mechanical properties Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: anisotropic mechanical properties Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 JOURNAL DE...

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Thermal/MechanicalThermal/Mechanical Properties of WoodProperties of Wood--PVCPVC  

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.composites. Heat flow, heat capacity, andHeat flow, heat capacity, and enthalpyenthalpy Glass transition/Mechanical Analysis TechniquesThermal/Mechanical Analysis Techniques #12;Rubbery Leathery Viscous liquid Rigid (Semi

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achieve outstanding success: Topics by E-print Network  

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Terry 6 The Sir William Stephenson Scholarship has been established to encourage students at The University of Winnipeg, who combine outstanding academic achievement and...

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Epoxy Nanocomposites with Highly Exfoliated Clay: Mechanical Properties and Fracture Mechanisms  

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Epoxy Nanocomposites with Highly Exfoliated Clay: Mechanical Properties and Fracture Mechanisms Ke; Revised Manuscript Received November 9, 2004 ABSTRACT: Epoxy/clay nanocomposites with a better exfoliated and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). It was found that clay was highly exfoliated and uniformly dispersed

George, Steven C.

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

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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.

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)

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Neill, Thomas John O'

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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NH4-smectite: Characterization, hydration properties and hydro mechanical behaviour M. Gautier a and drive to environmental problems. The purpose of this study was to understand the hydro- physical changes the pressure on small amounts of samples, proved the strong increase of the permeability of NH4-smectite

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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MECHANICAL PROPERTY CHARACTERIZATION OF SOL-GEL DERIVED NANOMATERIALS  

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

Brinker, C. Jeffrey

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Effects of elevated temperatures on mechanical properties of concrete containing  

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Effects of elevated temperatures on mechanical properties of concrete containing haematite and A. Beycioglu5 Concretes containing different proportions of haematite (15, 30, 45 and 60%) were of concretes were determined according to ASTM C39 and ASTM C469. A rule based Mamdani type fuzzy logic model

North Texas, University of

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The influence of microstructure on the mechanical properties of solder  

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Solder joints in microelectronics devices consist of low-melting solder compositions that wet and join metal contacts and are, ordinarily, used at high homologous temperatures in the as-solidified condition. Differences in solidification rate and substrate interactions have the consequence that even solder joints of similar compositions exhibit a wide range of microstructures. The variation in microstructure causes a variation in properties; in particular, the high-temperature creep properties that govern much of the mechanical behavior of the solder may differ significantly from joint to joint. The present paper reviews the varieties of microstructure that are found in common solder joints, and describes some of the ways in which microstructural changes affect mechanical properties and joint reliability.

Morris, J.W. Jr.; Reynolds, H.L.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Properties of Materials with Nanometer Scale Microstructures  

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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.

William D. Nix

2004-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and metallurgical properties of MMC friction welds  

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The mechanical and metallurgical properties of similar and dissimilar welds involving aluminum-based metal matrix composite (MMC) base material were investigated using factorial experimentation. The test materials comprised aluminum-based alloy 6061/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} (W6A.10A-T6), aluminum Alloy 6061-T6 and AISI 304 stainless steel. Notch tensile strength increased when high friction pressures were employed during MMC/MMC, MMC/Alloy 6061, MMC/AISI 304 stainless steel and Alloy 6061/Alloy 6061 friction welding. In MMC/Alloy 6061 welds, notch tensile strength also increased when high forging pressures were employed. Applied oxide films on both the MMC and AISI stainless steel substrates had a markedly detrimental effect on dissimilar weld mechanical properties. The optimum notch tensile strength properties were produced when high friction pressure values were applied during dissimilar MMC/AISI 304 stainless steel welding. High friction pressure had two beneficial effects, i.e., it decreased the thickness of the FeAl{sub 3} intermetallic film and it promoted disruption and dispersal of oxide films at the joint interface. In direct contrast, the presence of thick anodized oxide films on the MMC substrate surface prior to friction welding had no observable influence on MMC/MMC weld mechanical properties.

Li, Z.; Maldonado, C.; North, T.H. [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science; Altshuller, B. [Alcan R and D Labs., Kingston, Ontario (Canada)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and tribological properties of ion beam-processed surfaces  

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The intent of this work was to broaden the applications of well-established surface modification techniques and to elucidate the various wear mechanisms that occur in sliding contact of ion-beam processed surfaces. The investigation included characterization and evaluation of coatings and modified surfaces synthesized by three surface engineering methods; namely, beam-line ion implantation, plasma-source ion implantation, and DC magnetron sputtering. Correlation among measured properties such as surface hardness, fracture toughness, and wear behavior was also examined. This dissertation focused on the following areas of research: (1) investigating the mechanical and tribological properties of mixed implantation of carbon and nitrogen into single crystal silicon by beam-line implantation; (2) characterizing the mechanical and tribological properties of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings processed by plasma source ion implantation; and (3) developing and evaluating metastable boron-carbon-nitrogen (BCN) compound coatings for mechanical and tribological properties. The surface hardness of a mixed carbon-nitrogen implant sample improved significantly compared to the unimplanted sample. However, the enhancement in the wear factor of this sample was found to be less significant than carbon-implanted samples. The presence of nitrogen might be responsible for the degraded wear behavior since nitrogen-implantation alone resulted in no improvement in the wear factor. DLC coatings have low friction, low wear factor, and high hardness. The fracture toughness of DLC coatings has been estimated for the first time. The wear mechanism in DLC coatings investigated with a ruby slider under a contact stress of 1 GPa was determined to be plastic deformation. The preliminary data on metastable BCN compound coatings indicated high friction, low wear factor, and high hardness.

Kodali, P.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties and fabric of the Punchbowl fault zone, California  

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) identification of source rocks and sediment transport directions for sedimentary rock units (Larsen, 1959; Pelka, 1971; Robinson and Woodburne, 1971; Woodburne and Golz, 1972; Farley and Ehlig, 1977; Barrows, 1979), and (3) regional mapping and correlation... at Santa Barbara Chairman of Advisory Committee: John M. Logan Field observations and experimental rock deformation techniques are used to characterize the deformational fabric and relative mechanical properties of a portion of the Punchbowl fault zone...

Chester, Frederick Michael

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and thermophysical properties of hot-pressed SYNROC B  

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

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

1981-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconstruction of Sedimentary Rock Based on MechanicalProperties  

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We describe a general, physics-based approach to numericalreconstruction of the geometrical structure and mechanical properties ofnatural sedimentary rock in 3D. Our procedure consists of three mainsteps: sedimentation, compaction, and diagenesis, followed by theverification of rock mechanical properties. The dynamic geologicprocesses of grain sedimentation and compaction are simulated by solvinga dimensionless form of Newton's equations of motion for an ensemble ofgrains. The diagenetic rock transformation is modeled using a cementationalgorithm, which accounts for the effect of rock grain size on therelative rate of cement overgrowth. Our emphasis is on unconsolidatedsand and sandstone. The main input parameters are the grain sizedistribution, the final rock porosity, the type and amount of cement andclay minerals, and grain mechanical properties: the inter-grain frictioncoefficient, the cement strength, and the grain stiffness moduli. We usea simulated 2D Fontainebleau sandstone to obtain the grain mechanicalproperties. This Fontainebleau sandstone is also used to study theinitiation, growth, and coalescence of micro-cracks under increasingvertical stress. The box fractal dimension of the micro-crackdistribution, and its variation with the applied stress areestimated.

Jin, Guodong; Patzek, Tad W.; Silin, Dmitry B.

2004-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Centre for Computational Structural and Materials Mechanics Overall mechanical properties of polysilicon films  

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of polysilicon films: homogenization vs Monte Carlo simulations Stefano Mariani F. Confalonieri, A. Corigliano, M in a polycrystal, Monte Carlo simulations Two scales Three scales S. Mariani et alii. Overall mechanical properties. Martini, A. Ghisi, A. Corigliano, B. Simoni. Monte Carlo simulation of micro-cracking in polysilicon MEMS

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Mechanical properties of thin-wall ductile iron  

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The use of cast iron in automotive applications in this era of increasing fuel efficiency requires the ability to cast very thin sections (2-7 mm). Although thin-wall iron castings have been produced, difficulty arises in predicting the mechanical properties of these castings because mechanical behavior is closely related to thickness, which in turn is a direct consequence of the section cooling rate. Experiments relating casting thickness with ultimate tensile strength, elongation, reduction in area, and hardness were performed. An inverse relationship was found between ultimate tensile strength and thickness. Elongation was found to depend only on the thickness of the sample and approached zero as the thickness of the sample decreased below 1.5 mm. Percent reduction in area was found to depend linearly on thickness. Although average hardness also correlated with the inverse of thickness, it was not found to be a useful measure of ultimate tensile strength. The results of this study show that cooling rate of the thin wall casting very much affects the mechanical properties.

Schrems, Karol K.; Dogan, Omer N.; Hawk, Jeffrey A.; Druschitz, A.P. (Intermet Corp., Lynchburg, VA)

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Properties of Gels; Stress from Confined Fluids  

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

George W. Scherer

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energetic Particle Synthesis of Metastable Layers for Superior Mechanical Properties  

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Energetic particle methods have been used to synthesize two metastable layers with superior mechanical properties: amorphous Ni implanted with overlapping Ti and C, and amorphous diamond-like carbon (DLC) formed by vacuum-arc deposition or pulsed laser deposition. Elastic modulus, yield stress and hardness were reliably determined for both materials by fitting finite-element simulations to the observed layer/substrate responses during nanoindentation. Both materials show exceptional properties, i.e., the yield stress of amorphous Ni(Ti,C) exceeds that of hardened steels and other metallic glasses, and the hardness of DLC (up to 88 GPa) approaches that of crystalline diamond (approx. 100 GPa). Tribological performance of the layers during unlubricated sliding contact appears favorable for treating Ni-based micro-electromechanical systems: stick-slip adhesion to Ni is eliminated, giving a low coefficient of friction (approx. 0.3-0.2) and greatly reduced wear. We discuss how energetic particle synthesis is critical to forming these phases and manipulating their properties for optimum performance.

Follstaedt, D.M.; Knapp, J.A.; Myers, S.M.; Dugger, M.T.; Friedmann, T.A.; Sullivan, J.P. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Monteiro, O.R.; Ager, J.W. III; Brown, I.G.; Christenson, T. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3.22 Mechanical Properties of Materials, Spring 2003  

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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, ...

Gibson, Lorna J.

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Overview of US LMFBR Structural Materials Mechanical Properties Program  

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This paper presents the objective, scope, and status of the US Department of Energy's Materials and Structures Program to develop a data base on mechanical properties of structural materials for out-of-core structures and components for LMFBRs. Information on the development of a reference data base on materials for the reactor system, reactor enclosure system, primary heat transport system, intermediate heat transport system, and steam generator system is included. In addition, the development of the data and analyses to account for the effects of temperature and stress, as well as water/steam, sodium, and radiation environments, is described. Plans for the development of alternative materials for future out-of-core applications are presented.

Horak, J.A.; Purdy, C.M.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties and microstructure of pressureless sintered duophase sialon  

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Duophase ({alpha}{prime}/{beta}{prime}) sialon is being developed for ceramic engine applications by using the Quickset{trademark} injection molding process, followed by pressureless sintering and a thermal treatment. The sialon had an average four-point flexural strength of 670 MPa at room temperature and 490 MPa at 1370{degree}C. It survived the flexural stress rupture test at 1300{degree}C and 340 MPa for 190 hours. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) characterization showed that crystallization of the grain boundary phase improved the high temperature flexural strength of this sialon material. The creep behavior was also found to be affected by the crystallized grain boundary phases. The formation of a yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) phase and elongated grains yielded better creep resistance. The correlation between mechanical properties and microstructure is discussed. 13 refs., 7 figs.

Lee, Ran-Rong; Novich, B.E.; Franks, G.; Quellette, D. (Ceramics Process Systems Corp., Milford, MA (United States)); Ferber, M.K.; Hubbard, C.R.; More, K. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties and energy absorption characteristics of a polyurethane foam  

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Tension, compression and impact properties of a polyurethane encapsulant foam have been measured as a function of foam density. Significant differences in the behavior of the foam were observed depending on the mode of testing. Over the range of densities examined, both the modulus and the elastic collapse stress of the foam exhibited power-law dependencies with respect to density. The power-law relationship for the modulus was the same for both tension and compression testing and is explained in terms of the elastic compliance of the cellular structure of the foam using a simple geometric model. Euler buckling is used to rationalize the density dependence of the collapse stress. Neither tension nor compression testing yielded realistic measurements of energy absorption (toughness). In the former case, the energy absorption characteristics of the foam were severely limited due to the inherent lack of tensile ductility. In the latter case, the absence of a failure mechanism led to arbitrary measures of energy absorption that were not indicative of true material properties. Only impact testing revealed an intrinsic limitation in the toughness characteristics of the material with respect to foam density. The results suggest that dynamic testing should be used when assessing the shock mitigating qualities of a foam.

Goods, S.H.; Neuschwanger, C.L.; Henderson, C.; Skala, D.M.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD  

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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD Texas A&M University The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University is currently in its second century of educating leaders and providing leadership for the agricultural industry -- a tradition of leadership. Through its strong teaching

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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-PVC 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

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Changes in the Mechanical and Biochemical Properties of Aortic Tissue due to Cold Storage  

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Changes in the Mechanical and Biochemical Properties of Aortic Tissue due to Cold Storage Ming Background. Temporary cold storage is a common procedure for preserving tissues for a short time be- fore; collagen; mechan- ical properties; arteries; cold storage; soft tissue; mechanical testing; vascular

Zhang, Katherine Yanhang

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

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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 ...

Sheng, Nuo, 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical and Mechanical Properties of Niobium for SRF Science and Technology  

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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.

Ganapati Rao Myneni

2006-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Tailor Welded Blanks at Superplastic Temperatures  

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This paper describes an investigation of the mechanical properties of weld material in aluminum tailor welded blanks (TWB) at superplastic temperatures and discusses the potential application of TWBs in superplastic forming operations. Aluminum TWBs consist of multiple sheet materials of different thickness or alloy that are butt-welded together into a single, variable thickness blank. To evaluate the performance of the weld material in TWBs, a series of tensile tests were conducted at superplastic temperatures with specimens that contained weld material in the gage area. The sheet material used in the study was Sky 5083 aluminum alloy, which was joined to produce the TWBs by gas tungsten arc welding using an AA5356 filler wire. The experimental results show that, in the temperature range of 500?C to 550?C and at strain rates ranging from 10-4 sec-1 to 10-2 sec-1, the weld material has a higher flow stress and lower ductility than the monolithic sheet material. The weld material exhibited elongations of 40% to 60% under these conditions, whereas the monolithic sheet achieved 220% to 360% elongation. At the same temperatures and strain rates, the weld material exhibited flow stresses 1.3 to 4 times greater than the flow stress in the monolithic sheet. However, the weld material did show a substantial increase in the strain rate sensitivity and ductility when compared to the same material formed at room temperature.

Davies, Richard W.; Vetrano, John S.; Smith, Mark T.; Pitman, Stan G.

2002-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

García, Andre Phillipé

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deformable geometry design with controlled mechanical property based on 3D printing.  

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??Deformable products exist broadly in different industries. These deformable products undergo deformation to achieve specific mechanical properties. Custom made insoles are applied to redistribute plantar… (more)

Li, Yongqiang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline and epitaxial TiN films on (100) silicon  

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Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline and epitaxial TiN films on (100) silicon H. Wang, A 2001) We investigated mechanical properties of TiN as a function of microstructure varying from nanocrystalline to single crystal TiN films deposited on (100) silicon substrates. By varying the substrate

Wei, Qiuming

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Mechanical properties of random arrays of short carbon fibers (*) J. Vareille (**), E. Guyon and S. Roux  

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1361 Mechanical properties of random arrays of short carbon fibers (*) J. Vareille (**), E. Guyon. Abstract. 2014 The mechanical properties of random short carbon fiber composites have been studied de carbone à fibres courtes ont été étudiées. expérimentalement en relation avec leurs propriétés

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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

Wei, Qiuming

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International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2012, 17(3): p. 327-336 Mechanical Properties and Failure Mechanisms of Closed-Cell PVC Foams  

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guidelines. Keywords: Foam; cellular polymer; mechanical properties; impact; automotive material. 1 into increased fuel economy and reduced pollution in transportation applications. In addition, high compressive with uniform cell structure and improved mechanical properties can be chemically synthesized through

Gupta, Nikhil

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PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOME ALUMINUM-LITHIUM ALLOYS...  

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3: Argonne National Lab., Ill. A literature survey of room-temperature properties of Al-- Li alloys was made. The eutectic composition was determined by thermal analysis and...

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FERRITE STRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF LOW ALLOY DUPLEX STEELS  

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nucleated precipitates in the ferrite phase of the base + Nbto Scripta Metal1urgica FERRITE STRUCTURE AND MECHANICALUniversity of Califomia. Ferrite Structure and Mechanical

Hoel, R.H.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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THE EFFECT OF MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF EPOXY RESIN SYSTEMS A Thesis by GALE ANTRUS HOLMES 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 May 1992 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering THE EFFECT OF MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF EPOXY RESIN SYSTEMS A Thesis bY GALE ANTRUS HOLMES Approved as to style an content by: Alan Let. ton...

Holmes, Gale Antrus

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Fiber Technique for In-Reactor Mechanical Properties Measurement  

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

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

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FERRITE STRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF LOW ALLOY DUPLEX STEELS  

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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. ,

Hoel, R.H.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical characterization of complex mechanical and thermal transport properties  

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

Johnson, Jeremy A. (Jeremy Andrew)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural and Mechanical Property Changes in Ion Irradiated Tunsgten  

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on the sustainability of tungsten as a plasma facing material (PFM). During operation, PFM must withstand harsh conditions with combined effects from high temperature, mechanical stress, irradiation, transmutation, and the production of hydrogen (H) and helium (He...

General, Michael

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical method for determining the mechanical properties of a material  

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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.

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

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical method for determining the mechanical properties of a material  

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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.

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

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An instrument for high-throughput measurements of fiber mechanical properties  

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

Kristofek, Grant William, 1980-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Effects of mechanical properties and surface friction on elasto-plastic sliding contact S and many recent computational studies have established quantitative relationships between elasto-plastic systematically quantified the effect of the plastic deformation characteristics on the frictional sliding

Suresh, Subra

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ON THE USE OF DIGITAL IMAGE CORRELATION TO ANALYZE THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BRITTLE MATRIX COMPOSITES  

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for a ceramic-based braze that can be used to joint ceramics of ceramic-matrix composites. Different strategiesON THE USE OF DIGITAL IMAGE CORRELATION TO ANALYZE THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BRITTLE MATRIX

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Fabrication and mechanical properties of PLA/HA composites: A study of in vitro degradation  

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Fabrication and mechanical properties of PLA/HA composites: A study of in vitro degradation J the elastic modulus of human bone. Of particular interest are poly-l-lactic acid­ hydroxyapatite (PLA

Ritchie, Robert

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

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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.

Adler, Thomas A. (Corvallis, OR)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Three MEMS Materials -Silicon Carbide, Ultrananocrystalline Diamond, and Hydrogen-Free Tetrahedral  

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A Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Three MEMS Materials - Silicon Carbide investigated the mechanical properties of three new materials for MEMS/NEMS devices: silicon carbide (SiC) from mechanical, electrical, and tribological properties such as silicon carbide (SiC), ultrananocrystalline

Espinosa, Horacio D.

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

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Effects of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Properties of a Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composite Eric A properties of an all-oxide fiber-reinforced composite following long-term exposure (1000 h) at temperatures of 1000­1200°C in air. The composite of interest derives its damage tolerance from a highly porous matrix

Zok, Frank

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

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of time, some level of UV degradation occurs. In this sense, variations in physical and mechanical properties may occur due to degradation by outdoor exposure. This paper presents results of mechanical: geotextile, weathering, laboratory tests. INTRODUCTION Geotextiles (GT) may be exposed to UV radiation

Zornberg, Jorge G.

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Mechanical properties of crimped mineral wools: Identification from digital image correlation  

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of the material, favorable for a low thermal conductivity, yields low mechanical strength. This observation textured product used for its thermal and acoustic properties. Some applications however require mechanical materials still display a local anisotropic structure, but due to crimping, the preferential orientation

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Physical and mechanical properties of bituminous mixtures containing oil shales  

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

Katamine, N.M.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A COMPARISON OF THE MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF 300-M STEEL MANUFACTURED BY THE VACUUM ARC REMELT AND THE ELECTROSLAG REMELT PROCESSES  

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AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF 300~M STEEL MANUFACTURED BY THEAND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF 300~M STEEL MANUFACTURED BY THEArc Remelt (VAR) 300-M steel were measured, These were

Lechtenberg, Thomas A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.... Kondlapudi, B. E. , Qsmania University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee : Dr. A. wolfenden Dr. R. Griffin A study of the mechanical properties of Ni80 xCrxPgp amorphous alloys (x = 0 to 40 at% in steps of 5. 0) has been undertaken at Texas A&M University...

Kondlapudi, Swaroop Kumar R

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of mechanical properties of aluminum 3003, 6061 and 7075 subjected to equal channel angular extrusion  

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"xl"x6" billets of aluminum alloys 3003, 6061 and 7075 and copper 101, and the effects of processing parameters (number of passes, route. deformation temperature and strain rate) on the mechanical properties (and resistivity for copper 101) has been...

Mirmira, Srinivas Rangarao

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Yao, Y. Lawrence

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Mechanical Properties of 3C-SiC Films for MEMS Applications Jayadeep Deva Reddy1  

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. A detailed study of the mechanical properties of single crystal and polycrystalline 3C-SiC films grown on Si substrates was performed by means of nanoindentation using a Berkovich diamond tip. The thickness of both the single and polycrystalline SiC films was around 1-2 µm. Under indentation loads below 500 µN both films

Volinsky, Alex A.

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3C-SiC Films on Si for MEMS Applications: Mechanical Properties , G. Kravchenko2  

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diamond tip. These results indicate that polycrystalline SiC thin films are attractive for MEMS. In addition, poly-crystalline 3C- SiC was also grown on (100)Si so that a comparison with monocrystaline 3C-SiC, also grown on (100)Si, could be made. The mechanical properties of single crystal and polycrystalline 3

Volinsky, Alex A.

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Atomistic simulations of structures and mechanical properties of polycrystalline diamond: Symmetrical S001< tilt grain boundaries  

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Atomistic simulations of structures and mechanical properties of polycrystalline diamond for diamond to deposit as a polycrystalline film with a high density of grain boundaries and related defects structures and energies of symmetrical 001 tilt grain boundaries GB's in diamond have been calculated over

Brenner, Donald W.

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Weathering Effects on Mechanical Properties of Recycled HDPE Based Plastic Lumber  

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Weathering Effects on Mechanical Properties of Recycled HDPE Based Plastic Lumber Jennifer K. Lynch recycled plastic lumber (RPL) decking was exposed to the environment for eleven years. The weathering in the construction of the deck were a commingled recycled plastic material referred to as curbside tailings, NJCT

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Flickering Analysis of Erythrocyte Mechanical Properties: Dependence on Oxygenation Level, Cell Shape, and Hydration Level  

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Shape, and Hydration Level Young-Zoon Yoon, Ha Hong,§ Aidan Brown, Dong Chung Kim,{ Dae Joon Kang revisit the experimental method and theoretical analysis of fluctuations, to adapt them to the case. Of the various factors that influence the mechanical properties of the cell, we focus here on: 1), the level

Cicuta, Pietro

103

STRUCTURE-MECHANICAL PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS IN A BIOLOGICAL CERAMIC-POLYMER COMPOSITE: NACRE  

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171 STRUCTURE-MECHANICAL PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS IN A BIOLOGICAL CERAMIC-POLYMER COMPOSITE: NACRE, a laminated ceramic- polymer biocompositefound in seashell. Four-pointbending strength and three-point bend and ultramicrotomedsections with and without the intactarago- nite platelets. We found that the organic matrix is indeed

Aksay, Ilhan A.

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

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

North Texas, University of

105

Effects of nanoscale thickness and elastic nonlinearity on measured mechanical properties of polymeric films  

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of polymeric films B. Oommen, K.J. Van Vliet Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts the mechanical properties of nanoscale, compliant material volumes such as polymeric films and bio materials of semi-infinite thickness fails to accurately predict the nominal elastic modulus E for polymeric

Van Vliet, Krystyn J.

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Journal of Biomechanics 35 (2002) 483490 Mechanical properties of brain tissue in tension  

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tissue mechanical properties may find applications, for example, in a surgical robot control system Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1­2 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 in robotics technol- ogy, especially the emergence of automatic surgical tools and robots (e.g. Brett et al

Frey, Pascal

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Mechanical properties of WC10Co cemented carbides sintered from nanocrystalline spray conversion processed powders  

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Mechanical properties of WC±10Co cemented carbides sintered from nanocrystalline spray conversion as the spray conversion process [2]. The WC particle sizes in powders fabricated by the spray conversion: microstructural parameters such as WC grain size, Co mean free path and WC/WC contiguity; chemical factors

Hong, Soon Hyung

108

Mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fibres  

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Mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fibres O. Gencel*1 of workability. Self-compacting concrete (SCC) is an innovative concrete that is able to flow under its own engineers to incorporate many materials into it. A variety of types of concrete exist.7 Self-compacting

North Texas, University of

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Tailoring the microstructure and mechanical properties of arrays of aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes by utilizing  

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of different hydrogen concentrations on the micro- structure and mechanical properties of the resulting material. We show that a lower hydro- gen concentration during synthesis results in the growth of stiffer with predeposited catalyst (neither as a bulk material nor in the form of micro pillars) [8,10,11], with a re- cent

Daraio, Chiara

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

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

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of temperature and strain rate on the mechanical properties of silicene  

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Silicene, a graphene-like two-dimensional silicon, has attracted great attention due to its fascinating electronic properties similar to graphene and its compatibility with existing semiconducting technology. So far, the effects of temperature and strain rate on its mechanical properties remain unexplored. We investigate the mechanical properties of silicene under uniaxial tensile deformation by using molecular dynamics simulations. We find that the fracture strength and fracture strain of silicene are much higher than those of bulk silicon, though the Young's modulus of silicene is lower than that of bulk silicon. An increase in temperature decreases the fracture strength and fracture strain of silicene significantly, while an increase in strain rate enhances them slightly. The fracture process of silicene is also studied and brittle fracture behavior is observed in the simulations.

Pei, Qing-Xiang, E-mail: peiqx@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg; Zhang, Yong-Wei, E-mail: zhangyw@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg [Institute of High Performance Computing, A-STAR, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632 (Singapore); Sha, Zhen-Dong [International Center for Applied Mechanics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Zhang, Ying-Yan [School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, New South Wales 2751 (Australia)

2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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ENGINEERED INTERFACE CHEMISTRY TO IMPROVE THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES CURED BY ELECTRON BEAM  

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A reactive sizing was designed to achieve high levels of interfacial adhesion and mechanical properties with a carbon fiber-acrylate system cured by electron beam (EB). The sizing was made of a partially cured epoxy sizing with a high density of pendant functional groups (acrylate functionality) able to generate a covalent bonding with the matrix. The interlaminar shear strength was clearly improved from 61 MPa to 81 MPa (+ 33 %) without any post-processing, reaching a similar value to the one obtained with the same system cured by a thermal treatment. Observation of the fracture profiles clearly highlighted a change in the fracture mechanism from a purely adhesive failure to a cohesive failure. Such improvements of the mechanical properties of carbon fiber composites cured by EB, without any post-cure, have not been reported previously to the best of our knowledge. This constitutes a breakthrough for the industrial development of composites EB curing.

Vautard, Frederic [ORNL; Grappe, Hippolyte A. [Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE); Ozcan, Soydan [ORNL

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114

A Load-based Micro-indentation Technique for Mechanical Property and NDE Evaluation  

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A load-based micro-indentation technique has been developed for evaluating mechanical properties of materials. Instead of using measured indentation depth or contact area as a necessary parameter, the new technique is based on the indentation load, coupled with a multiple-partial unloading procedure for mechanical property evaluation. The proposed load-based micro-indentation method is capable of determining Young’s modulus of metals, superalloys, and single crystal matrices, and stiffness of coated material systems with flat, tubular, or curved architectures. This micro-indentation technique can be viewed as a viable non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique for determining as-manufactured and process-exposed metal, superalloy, single crystal, and TBC-coated material properties. Based on this technique, several bond coated substrates were tested at various stages of thermal cycles. The time-series evaluation of test material surface stiffness reveals the status of coating strength without any alternation of the coating surface, making it a true time-series NDE investigation. The microindentation test results show good correlation with post mortem microstructural analyses. This technique also shows promise for the development of a portable instrument for on-line, in-situ NDE and mechanical properties measurement of structural components.

Bruce S. Kang; Chuanyu Feng; Jared M. Tannenbaum; M.A. Alvin

2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Liu, C.T.; Takeyama, Masao.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process optimization of Hexoloy SX-SiC towards improved mechanical properties  

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Results show that SiC materials sintered with additions of Y and Al compounds can achieve the high level of mechanical properties required for use in heat engines. However, the reaction of the second phase with SiC resulting in strength limiting pools, result in increased variability in materials properties. If this variability can be controlled, the relatively low cost of raw materials and processing for Hexoloy SX manufacture would make these materials attractive for low and high temperature engine applications. 9 figs, 3 tabs, 5 refs.

Srinivasan, G.V.; Lau, S.K.; Storm, R.S. [Carborundum Co., Niagara Falls, NY (United States); Ferber, M.K.; Jenkins, M.G. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process optimization of Hexoloy SX-SiC towards improved mechanical properties  

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Results show that SiC materials sintered with additions of Y and Al compounds can achieve the high level of mechanical properties required for use in heat engines. However, the reaction of the second phase with SiC resulting in strength limiting pools, result in increased variability in materials properties. If this variability can be controlled, the relatively low cost of raw materials and processing for Hexoloy SX manufacture would make these materials attractive for low and high temperature engine applications. 9 figs, 3 tabs, 5 refs.

Srinivasan, G.V.; Lau, S.K.; Storm, R.S. (Carborundum Co., Niagara Falls, NY (United States)); Ferber, M.K.; Jenkins, M.G. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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to recognize outstanding efforts in energy conservation and sustainability. Building operations manager Robert Szabo and Libraries sustainability ambassador Amalia Monroe will accept on behalf of KU Libraries. The presentation will take place at 10 am in Watson...12/5/13 Anschutz Library recognized for outstanding efforts in conservation and sustainability www.lib.ku.edu/news/anschutz.conservation.plaque.shtml 1/1 Contact Us KU Libraries Lawrence, Kansas 66045 (785) 864-8983 AT THE CROSSROADS OF PEOPLE...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Fluoride Glass Fibers James Colaizzi, M. John Matthewson, Tariq Iqbal, and Mahmoud R. Shahriari  

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#12;Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Fluoride Glass Fibers James Colaizzi, M. John Matthewson solutions of various pH values on the mechanical properties of polymer coated optical fibers of an aluminum to failure of the fiber. In static fatigue, the time to failure of the aluminum fluoride-based fibers

Matthewson, M. John

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PETERS WINS HOVDE OUTSTANDING FACULTY FELLOW AWARD Agricultural Education professor Jerry Peters has been named the Frederick L. Hovde Outstanding Faculty Fellow for  

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PETERS WINS HOVDE OUTSTANDING FACULTY FELLOW AWARD Agricultural Education professor Jerry Peters. Jerry recruited residents to come to games and even filmed the team's matches on his iPad. The Boxfans were the only team with game film to study for intramural water polo. "Jerry is genuinely invested

Ginzel, Matthew

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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 Mann Bradley Chmelka 1995 Chemical Michael Johnson John Bomberger Orville Sandall 1994 Nuclear Mark

Bigelow, Stephen

124

Effects of thermomechanical processing on the resulting mechanical properties of 6101 aluminum foam  

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Porous materials represent a tremendous weight savings for light-weight structural applications. The fabrication path can play a critical role in the resulting properties. High porosity aluminum was fabricated in a number of ways. The starting material was a cast 6101 aluminum that had a relative density of 9.8%. The cast aluminum block was compressed by uniaxial, biaxial, and triaxial densification. Uniaxial compression was done at room temperature and 200 C. Biaxial compression was achieved by unidirectional rolling at room temperature and 200 C. Triaxial compression was done by cold isostatic pressing at 3.4, 6.7, and 34 MPa (0.5, 1.0, and 5.0 ksi). Metallography and mechanical test specimens were machines from the processed bars. The mechanical properties showed that the relative yield strength depended both on relative density and processing temperature.

Margevicius, R.W.; Stanek, P.W.; Jacobson, L.A.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Composition, morphology and mechanical properties of sputtered TiAlN coating  

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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.

Budi, Esmar, E-mail: esmarbudi@unj.ac.id [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jl. Pemuda No. 10, Jakarta 13220 (Indonesia); Razali, M. Mohd. [Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Karung Berkunci No. 1752 Pejabat Pos Durian Tunggal 76109 Melaka (Malaysia); Nizam, A. R. Md. [Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, UniversitiTeknikal Malaysia Melaka, Karung Berkunci No. 1752 Pejabat Pos Durian Tunggal 76109 Melaka (Malaysia)

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature-dependent mechanical properties of single-layer molybdenum disulphide: Molecular dynamics nanoindentation simulations  

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The temperature-dependent mechanical properties of single-layer molybdenum disulphide (MoS{sub 2}) are obtained using molecular dynamics (MD) nanoindentation simulations. The Young's moduli, maximum load stress, and maximum loading strain decrease with increasing temperature from 4.2?K to 500?K. The obtained Young's moduli are in good agreement with those using our MD uniaxial tension simulations and the available experimental results. The tendency of maximum loading strain with different temperature is opposite with that of metal materials due to the short range Stillinger-Weber potentials in MoS{sub 2}. Furthermore, the indenter tip radius and fitting strain effect on the mechanical properties are also discussed.

Zhao, Junhua, E-mail: junhua.zhao@uni-weimar.de [Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing Equipment and Technology of Food, Jiangnan University, 214122 Wuxi (China) [Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing Equipment and Technology of Food, Jiangnan University, 214122 Wuxi (China); Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus-University Weimar, 99423 Weimar (Germany); Jiang, Jin-Wu, E-mail: jwjiang5918@hotmail.com [Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus-University Weimar, 99423 Weimar (Germany)] [Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus-University Weimar, 99423 Weimar (Germany); Rabczuk, Timon, E-mail: timon.rabczuk@uni-weimar.de [Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus-University Weimar, 99423 Weimar (Germany) [Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus-University Weimar, 99423 Weimar (Germany); School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, 136-701 Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

127

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

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

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

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

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

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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.

Zhang, Qinglin [General Motors Global Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan 48090 (United States); Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0046 (United States); Xiao, Xingcheng, E-mail: xingcheng.xiao@gm.com; Verbrugge, Mark W. [General Motors Global Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan 48090 (United States); Cheng, Yang-Tse [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0046 (United States)

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Polinski, J.; Chorowski, M.; Bogdan, P.; Strychalski, M. [Wroclaw University of Technology, Wyb. Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw (Poland); Rijk, G. de [European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, 1211 Geneva (Switzerland)

2014-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of microstructures and mechanical properties of Inconel 617/310 stainless steel dissimilar welds  

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The microstructure and mechanical properties of Inconel 617/310 austenitic stainless steel dissimilar welds were investigated in this work. Three types of filler materials, Inconel 617, Inconel 82 and 310 austenitic stainless steels were used to obtain dissimilar joint using the gas tungsten arc welding process. Microstructural observations showed that there was no evidence of any possible cracking in the weldments achieved by the nickel-base filler materials. The welds produced by 617 and 310 filler materials displayed the highest and the lowest ultimate tensile strength and total elongation, respectively. The impact test results indicated that all specimens exhibited ductile fracture. Among the fillers, Inconel 617 exhibited superlative fracture toughness (205 J). The mechanical properties of the Inconel 617 filler material were much better than those of other fillers. - Research Highlights: {yields} A fine dendritic structure was seen for the Inconel 617 weld metal. {yields} A number of cracks were initiated when the 310 SS filler metal was used. {yields} All welded samples showed ductile fracture. {yields} The Inconel 617 filler material presents the optimum mechanical properties.

Shah Hosseini, H., E-mail: h.shahhosseini@ma.iut.ac.ir; Shamanian, M.; Kermanpur, A.

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic and mechanical properties of TiC from ab initio calculation  

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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.

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)

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

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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

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inequalities in Taxation of Farm Lands and City Property Due to Scope and Method of Assessment.  

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to Scope and Method of Assessment AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0. WALTON, President STATION Administr2tion : A. B. Conner, M. S., Director R. E. Karper. M. S.. Vice-Director Clarice Mixson, B. A., Secretary M. P. Holleman, Jr... *Dean School of Veterinary Medicine. !As of September 1. ' 1932. **In cooperation with U. S. Department of Agriculture. a,.alysis of our assessment system reveals two outstanding weak- nesses; namely, the failure to tax intangible personal property...

Gabbard, L. P. (Letcher P.)

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

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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.

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)

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

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

Stoner, K.J.

1999-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A Load-Based Multiple-Partial Unloading Micro-Indentation Technique for Mechanical Property Evaluation  

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A load-based multiple-partial unloading microindentation technique has been developed for evaluating mechanical properties of materials. Comparing to the current prevailing nano/micro-indentation methods, which require precise measurements of the indentation depth and load, the proposed technique only measures indentation load and the overall indentation displacement (i.e. including displacement of the loading apparatus). Coupled with a multiple-partial unloading procedure during the indentation process, this technique results in a load-depth sensing indentation system capable of determining Young’s modulus of metallic alloys with flat, tubular, or curved architectures. Test results show consistent and correct elastic modulus values when performing indentation tests on standard alloys such as steel, aluminum, bronze, and single crystal superalloys. The proposed micro-indentation technique has led to the development of a portable loaddepth sensing indentation system capable of on-site, in-situ material property measurement.

C. Feng; J.M. Tannenbaum; B.S. Kang; M.A. Alvin

2009-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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)

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The sensitivity of rock mechanical properties to the method by which the clay volume is determined  

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were studied. At At ~ Rv s o form with Rv by the Voigt average technique'' form n Rv ( V xRv xW form i 1 i i i ~ . (7) or with Rv by the Reuse average technique'' form n 1/Rvf $ V xWi Rvi form . . (8) Shear Wave Travel Time Model Determination...'or the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE AUGUST 1986 Major Subject: petroleum Engineering THE SENSITIVITY OF ROCK MECHANICAL PROPERTIES TO THE METHOD BY WHICH THE CLAY VOLUME IS DETERMINED A Thesis by HENRY ALEXANDER IVEY Approved as to style and content by...

Ivey, Henry Alexander

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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implements the framework of chemo-mechanics by investigating two types of chemical modification processes, natural (oxidative aging) and synthetic (chemical doping) as they relate not only to macro-scale properties of asphalt binder but also to the asphalt...

Allen, Robert Grover

2013-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical analysis of the mechanical properties of thin walled ductile iron castings  

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Ductile iron castings have long been used in the automotive market. Ductile iron is inexpensive to produce and has desirable fracture resistance and mechanical properties. However, the weight of ductile iron is driving an effort to reduce wall thickness in order to increase fuel economy. Traditionally, cast iron has been cast into thick, bulky shapes. Reducing the section size of cast iron can be done, but pushes foundry practice into new areas. A consortium of foundries, foundry suppliers, and automotive manufacturers has been pursuing the use of thin walled ductile cast iron. This paper investigates the mechanical behavior of three experimental heats of thin-wall castings in order to evaluate property trends and limits. Castings as thin as 1.7 mm (0.07 in) have been successfully cast. The study was designed to investigate the effects of thickness and different casting heats on the dependent variables of ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, elongation-to-failure, reduction in area, and hardness. The ultimate tensile strength of the castings is found to increase as the casting thickness decreases. Conversely, the elongation-to-failure is found to decrease as the casting thickness decreases. Heat-to-heat differences were found, but they were usually within the scatter of the data.

Schrems, Karol K.; Hawk, Jeffrey A.; Dogan, Omer N.; Druschitz, A.P. (Intermet)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Homayounfar, S. Z., E-mail: z.homayounfar@gmail.com, E-mail: rezabagh@sharif.ir; Bagheri, R., E-mail: z.homayounfar@gmail.com, E-mail: rezabagh@sharif.ir [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ACOUSTICAL IMAGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOFT ROCK AND MARINE SEDIMENTS  

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

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

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neil Armstrong UC Forward Innovation Award The award is given to a team of outstanding students  

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Neil Armstrong UC Forward Innovation Award The award is given to a team of outstanding students worked with them. Nominations for the Neil Armstrong UC Forward Innovation Award for Students must in solving problems. Neil Armstrong inspired generations of students to study STEM subjects to become

Papautsky, Ian

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Outstanding Ag Leader Award Presented by MSU College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural  

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Outstanding Ag Leader Award Presented by MSU College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) Criteria for Selection Be well respected in their agricultural community of achievement in agriculture, be an industry leader, or an upcoming active innovative producer (or a combination

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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Mercury biogeochemistry: paradigm shifts, outstanding issues and research needs1 Jeroen E. Sonke1  

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Mercury biogeochemistry: paradigm shifts, outstanding issues and research needs1 Jeroen E. Sonke1.dommergue@ujf-grenoble.fr7 In press with Elsevier's Compte Rendus Geoscience8 Abstract9 Half a century of mercury research has provided scientists and policy makers with detailed10 understanding of mercury toxicology

Dintrans, Boris

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Determination of mechanical properties of the high temperature ceramic superconductors YBa?Cu?O????x (where x[0.5)  

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DETERMINATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE HIGH TEMPERATURE CERAMIC SUPERCONDUCTORS YBagCu305 5+@ (WHERE x & 0. 5) A Thesis by SAIF UR I&AHMAN Subniitted to thc Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A8:i%I University in partial fulfillment.... of the requirements f' or the degree of MASTLcit Ol" SCILNCL" Deceinbei 1989 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DETERMINATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE HIGH TEMPERATURE CERAMIC SUPERCONDUCTORS YBagCu306 5+x (WHERE x & 0. 5) A Thesis Approved...

Rahman, Saifur

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tunable mechanical and thermal properties of ZnS/CdS core/shell nanowires  

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Using all atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, we have studied the mechanical properties of ZnS/CdS core/shell nanowires. Our results show that the coating of a few atomic layer CdS shell on the ZnS nanowire leads to a significant change in the stiffness of the core/shell nanowires compared to the stiffness of pure ZnS nanowires. The binding energy between the core and shell region decreases due to the lattice mismatch at the core-shell interface. This reduction in binding energy plays an important role in determining the stiffness of a core/shell nanowire. We have also investigated the effects of the shell on the thermal conductivity and melting behavior of the nanowires.

Mandal, Taraknath; Maiti, Prabal K

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THIN GDP SHELLS USED AS CRYOGENIC DIRECT DRIVE TARGETS AT OMEGA  

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OAK-B135 Thin glow discharge polymer (GDP) shells are currently used as the targets for cryogenic direct drive laser fusion experiments. These shells need to be filled with nearly 1000 atm of D{sub 2} and cooled to cryogenic temperatures without failing due to buckling and bursting pressures they experience in this process. Therefore, the mechanical and permeation properties of these shells are of utmost importance in successful and rapid filling with D{sub 2}. In this paper, they present an overview of buckle and burst pressures of several different types of GDP shells. These include those made using traditional GDP deposition parameters (standard GDP) using a high deposition pressure and using modified parameters (strong GDP) of low deposition pressure that leads to more robust shells.

NIKROO,A; CZECHOWICZ,D; CHEN,K.C; DICKEN,M; MORRIS,C; ANDREWS,R; GREENWOOD,A.L; CASTILLO,E

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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, Poisson’s 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.

Li, Pei; Wang, Yang; Godeke, Arno; Ye, Liyang; Flanagan, Gene; Shen, Tengming

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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)

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of mechanical properties of a low-cobalt wrought superalloy  

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In the late 1970's and early 1980's, cobalt was subjected to significantly supply and market pressures. Those pressures caused renewed attention to the use of cobalt in aircraft engines. A NASA-sponsored program called Conservation of Strategic Aerospace Materials (COSAM) was created in response to the supply problems with cobalt and other aerospace metals. Among the work performed in the COSAM program and simultaneously by others were several studies on laboratory-size heats of wrought nickel-base super-alloys. These studies suggested that the cobalt levels of the alloys might be reduced by about half, with minimal negative impact on mechanical properties. The Lewis Research Center procured a 1,365-kg (3,000-lb) heat of a modified Waspaloy having a reduced cobalt level. This article reports the results of a program performed at four gas turbine manufacturers which evaluated the mechanical properties of forgings fabricated from that heat. The alloy chemistry selected reduced the nominal cobalt level from 13.5 to 7.75 wt %. To compensate for the anticipated strength reduction caused by a slight reduction in the amount of [gamma][prime], the nominal aluminum was increased from 1.3 to 1.5% and the titanium was increased from 3.0 to 3.2%. The increase in aluminum and titanium were intended to increase the amount of [gamma][prime] in the alloy. Tensile, creep-rupture, low-cycle fatigue, and cyclic crack growth tests were performed. In addition the effect of hydrogen on the alloy was determined. It was concluded that, in the event of a cobalt shortage, a low-cobalt modification of Waspaloy alloy could be substituted for Waspaloy with little development in those applications that are not creep-rupture limited. With some additional development to better control the grain size, it is probable that most of the current Waspaloy requirements might be met with a lower cobalt alloy.

Dreshfield, R.L. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alloying effects on mechanical and metallurgical properties of NiAl  

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Alloying effects were investigated in near-stoichiometric NiAl for improving its mechanical and metallurgical properties. Ternary additions of 19 elements at levels up to 10 at. % were added to NiAl; among them, molybdenum is found to be most effective in improving the room-temperature ductility and high-temperature strength. Alloying with 1.0 {plus_minus} 0.6% molybdenum almost doubles the room-temperature tensile ductility of NiAl and triples its yield strength at 1000C. The creep properties of molybdenum-modified NiAl alloys can be dramatically improved by alloying with up to 1% of niobium or tantalum. Because of the low solubilities of molybdenum and niobium in NiAl, the beneficial effects mainly come from precipitation hardening. Fine and coarse precipitates are revealed by both transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron microprobe analyses. Molybdenum-containing alloys possess excellent oxidation resistance and can be fabricated into rod stock by hot extrusion at 900 to 1050C. This study of alloying effects provides a critical input for the alloy design of ductile and strong NiAl aluminide alloys for high-temperature structural applications.

Liu, C.T.; Horton, J.A.; Lee, E.H.; George, E.P.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solidification, growth mechanisms, and associated properties of Al-Si and magnesium lightweight casting alloys  

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Continually rising energy prices have inspired increased interest in weight reduction in the automotive and aerospace industries, opening the door for the widespread use and development of lightweight structural materials. Chief among these materials are cast Al-Si and magnesium-based alloys. Utilization of Al-Si alloys depends on obtaining a modified fibrous microstructure in lieu of the intrinsic flake structure, a process which is incompletely understood. The local solidification conditions, mechanisms, and tensile properties associated with the flake to fiber growth mode transition in Al-Si eutectic alloys are investigated here using bridgman type gradient-zone directional solidification. Resulting microstructures are examined through quantitative image analysis of two-dimensional sections and observation of deep-etched sections showing three-dimensional microstructural features. The transition was found to occur in two stages: an initial stage dominated by in-plane plate breakup and rod formation within the plane of the plate, and a second stage where the onset of out-of-plane silicon rod growth leads to the formation of an irregular fibrous structure. Several microstructural parameters were investigated in an attempt to quantify this transition, and it was found that the particle aspect ratio is effective in objectively identifying the onset and completion velocity of the flake to fiber transition. The appearance of intricate out-of-plane silicon instability formations was investigated by adapting a perturbed-interface stability analysis to the Al-Si system. Measurements of silicon equilibrium shape particles provided an estimate of the anisotropy of the solid Si/liquid Al-Si system and incorporation of this silicon anisotropy into the model was found to improve prediction of the instability length scale. Magnesium alloys share many of the benefits of Al-Si alloys, with the added benefit of a 1/3 lower density and increased machinability. Magnesium castings often contain additions of heavier elements, such as zinc, zirconium, and rare earth elements, which significantly improve high temperature performance. However, additions of these elements can lead to macrosegregational effects in castings, which are detectable by radiographic scans. The effect of these flow-line indications on alloy mechanical properties is not well quantified. An examination of these flow-line indications and their effects on mechanical properties in three magnesium-based casting alloys was performed here in order to determine the best practice for dealing with affected castings. Preliminary results suggest the flow-lines do not measurably impact bulk material properties. Three additional methods of characterizing three-dimensional material structures are also presented: a minimum spanning tree analysis is utilized to quantify local structure in Cu-Zr liquid phase simulations obtained from molecular dynamics; the radial distribution function is applied to directionally solidified Al-Si structures in an attempt to extract local spacing data; and the critical diameter measurement is also defined and applied to irregular eutectic Al-Si structures.

Hosch, Timothy

2010-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering Water Conservation in Industrial Processes  

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Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering Water Conservation in Industrial Processes University of Kansas The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas is seeking applications in industrial processes. Exceptional candidates with outstanding qualifications could be considered

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

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A key requirement for the future applicability of molecular electronics devices is a resilience of their properties to mechanical deformation. At present, however, there is no fundamental understanding of the origins of mechanical properties of molecular films. Here we use quinacridone, which possesses flexible carbon side chains, as a model molecular system to address this issue. Eight molecular configurations with different molecular coverage are identified by scanning tunneling microscopy. Theoretical calculations reveal quantitatively the roles of different molecule-molecule and molecule-substrate interactions and predict the observed sequence of configurations. Remarkably, we find that a single Young's modulus applies for all configurations, the magnitude of which is controlled by side chain length, suggesting a versatile avenue for tuning not only the physical and chemical properties of molecular films but also their elastic properties.

Cun, Huanyao (HY) [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science; Wang, Yeliang (YL) [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science; Du, S X [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Zhang, Lei [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science; Zhang, Lizhi [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science; Yang, Bing [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science; He, Xiaobo [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science; Wang, Yue [Jilin University, Changchun; Zhu, Xueyan [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yuan, Quanzi [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Zhao, Ya-Pu [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ouyang, Min [University of Maryland; Hofer, Werner A. [University of Liverpool; Pennycook, Stephen J [ORNL; Gao, Hong-jun [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Hsu, J.S.

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Mark C. Carroll; David T. Rohrbaugh

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} single crystals: Physical properties and mechanical behavior  

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The materials processing, physical properties and mechanical behavior of an ultra-high temperature structural silicide, Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3}, have been studied. High purity single crystals of Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} have been synthesized by both optical floating zone and Czochralski methods. The thermal and elastic properties of the MO{sub 5}Si{sub 3} single crystals were experimentally measured. Results show that Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} has significant thermal expansion anisotropy along the a and c directions with {alpha}{sub c}/{alpha}{sub a} = 2.2. Single crystal elastic moduli of Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} indicate that it has less elastic anisotropy and lower shear moduli than transition metal disilicides. Tensile stresses of up to 1.8 GPa can develop at grain boundaries after cooling from the melting point due to the thermal expansion mismatch in Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3}, causing grain boundary cracking during processing of polycrystals. Room temperature Vickers indentation tests on (100) and (001) planes have been performed with different indenter diagonal orientations. The orientation dependence of hardness and fracture toughness of Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} single crystals have been obtained. The corresponding deformation and fracture modes have been revealed by microscopy studies. A comparison of Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} with other high temperature structural silicides, e.g., C11{sub b} and C40 transition metal disilicides, is discussed.

Chu, F.; Thoma, D.J.; McClellan, K.J.; Peralta, P.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure, microstructural stability and mechanical properties of sand-cast Mg–4Al–4RE alloy  

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This paper presents a methodology for assessing the phase composition and the results of structural stability tests of the sand-cast Mg–4Al–4RE alloy after annealing it at 175 and 250 °C for 3000 h. The microstructure was analyzed with optical, scanning electron, and transmission electron microscopy. The phase composition was determined with X-ray diffraction. The structure of the Mg–4Al–4RE (AE44) alloy is composed of large grains of ?-Mg solid solution, needle-shaped precipitates of the Al{sub 11}RE{sub 3}phase, polyhedral precipitates of the Al{sub 2}RE phase and Al{sub 10}RE{sub 2}Mn{sub 7} phase. After annealing at 175 °C for 3000 h, no changes in the alloy structure are observed, whereas after annealing at 250 °C the precipitates of the Al{sub 11}RE{sub 3} phase are found to be in the initial stages of spheroidization. The coarse-grained structure and unfavorable morphology of the intermetallic phases in the sand-cast AE44 alloy, which are caused by low solidification rates, result in low creep resistance up to 200 °C and low mechanical properties at ambient temperature and at 175 °C. - Highlights: • Complement the knowledge about the microstructure of Mg-Al-RE alloys. • Clarify the mechanism of formation of Mg17Al12 phase above 180 °C. • Applying a chemical dissolution of the ?-Mg in order to phase identification. • Applying a statistical test to assess the spheroidization of precipitates. • Quantitative description of microstructure of Mg-Al-RE alloys.

Rzycho?, Tomasz, E-mail: tomasz.rzychon@polsl.pl [Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Krasi?skiego 8, 40 019 Katowice (Poland); Kie?bus, Andrzej [Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Krasi?skiego 8, 40 019 Katowice (Poland); Lity?ska-Dobrzy?ska, Lidia [Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 25 Reymonta Street, 30-059 Kraków (Poland)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

169

Predicting the Operating Behavior of Ceramic Filters from Thermo-Mechanical Ash Properties  

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Stable operation, in other words the achievement of a succession of uniform filtration cycles of reasonable length is a key issue in high-temperature gas filtration with ceramic media. Its importance has rather grown in recent years, as these media gain in acceptance due to their excellent particle retention capabilities. Ash properties have been known for some time to affect the maximum operating temperature of filters. However, softening and consequently ''stickiness'' of the ash particles generally depend on composition in a complex way. Simple and accurate prediction of critical temperature ranges from ash analysis--and even more so from coal analysis--is still difficult without practical and costly trials. In general, our understanding of what exactly happens during break-down of filtration stability is still rather crude and general. Early work was based on the concept that ash particles begin to soften and sinter near the melting temperatures of low-melting, often alkaline components. This softening coincides with a fairly abrupt increase of stickiness, that can be detected with powder mechanical methods in a Jenicke shear cell as first shown by Pilz (1996) and recently confirmed by others (Kamiya et al. 2001 and 2002, Kanaoka et al. 2001). However, recording {sigma}-{tau}-diagrams is very time consuming and not the only off-line method of analyzing or predicting changes in thermo-mechanical ash behavior. Pilz found that the increase in ash stickiness near melting was accompanied by shrinkage attributed to sintering. Recent work at the University of Karlsruhe has expanded the use of such thermo-analytical methods for predicting filtration behavior (Hemmer 2001). Demonstrating their effectiveness is one objective of this paper. Finally, our intent is to show that ash softening at near melting temperatures is apparently not the only phenomenon causing problems with filtration, although its impact is certainly the ''final catastrophe''. There are other significant changes in regeneration at intermediate temperatures, which may lead to long-term deterioration.

Hemmer, G.; Kasper, G.

2002-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic and mechanical properties of 5d transition metal mononitrides via first principles  

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The electronic and mechanical properties of 5d transition metal mononitrides from LaN to AuN are systematically investigated by use of the density-functional theory. For each nitride, six structures are considered, i.e., rocksalt, zinc blende, CsCl, wurtzite, NiAs and WC structures. Among the considered structures, rocksalt structure is the most stable for LaN, HfN and AuN, WC structure for TaN, NiAs structure for WN, wurtzite structure for ReN, OsN, IrN and PtN. The most stable structure for each nitride is mechanically stable. The formation enthalpy increases from LaN to AuN. For LaN, HfN and TaN, the formation enthalpy is negative for all the considered structures, while from WN to AuN, except wurtzite structure in ReN, the formation enthalpy is positive. The calculated density of states shows that they are all metallic. ReN in NiAs structure has the largest bulk modulus, 418 GPa. The largest shear modulus 261 GPa is from TaN in WC structure. Trends are discussed. - Graphical abstract: Formation enthalpy per formula unit {delta}H (eV) for all the considered structures of 5d transition metal mononitrides MN (M=La-Au). It was shown that the formation enthalpy increases from LaN to AuN. The nitrides with negative values indicate that they can be synthesized experimentally at ambient conditions.

Zhao Erjun [State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (China); Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Wu Zhijian [State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (China)], E-mail: zjwu@ciac.jl.cn

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ni sub 3 Al-based alloys reinforced with particulates  

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Hot-extrusion was used to produce Ni{sub 3}Al-based alloys to which 10 vol % TiN, NbC, HfO{sub 2}, or HfN was added for reinforcement. The TiN, NbC, and HfO{sub 2} particulates produced Ni{sub 3}Al-matrix composites in which no reaction was noted at the particle-matrix interface. However, the addition of HfN resulted in extensive reaction in which the hafnium appeared to diffuse into the matrix. Microstructures of this alloy showed a complex array of phases and voids where the HfN particles are presumed to have been originally. Hot hardness, compression, and compression creep tests were preformed on specimens cut from the extruded bar of each alloy. No significant strengthening was observed for the alloys containing TiN, NbC, or HfO{sub 2}. However the HfN-containing alloy did show significant strengthening in simple compression and compression creep. This presentation will include microstructures and the results of the mechanical properties tests. 26 refs., 5 figs.

McKamey, C.G.; Carmichael, C.A.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and thermal properties of LaMgAl{sub 11}O{sub 19}  

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Lanthanum magnesium hexaaluminate (LaMgAl{sub 11}O{sub 19}) powders were synthesized successfully at 1300 {sup o}C for 4 h by solid-state reaction, and LaMgAl{sub 11}O{sub 19} ceramic was prepared at 1700 {sup o}C for 6 h by pressureless sintering. Phase composition, microstructure, mechanical and thermophysical properties of LaMgAl{sub 11}O{sub 19} ceramic were investigated. Results show that the flexural strength and fracture toughness of LaMgAl{sub 11}O{sub 19} ceramic are 353.3 {+-} 12.5 MPa and 4.60 {+-} 0.46 MPa m{sup 1/2}. Young's Modulus and Poisson ratio is 295 GPa and 0.23, respectively. The linear thermal expansion coefficient of LaMgAl{sub 11}O{sub 19} ceramic from 473 K to 1473 K is 9.17 x 10{sup -6}/K, and thermal conductivity at 1273 K is 2.55 W/m K.

Jiang, B. [School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), No. 29 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100083 (China)] [School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), No. 29 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100083 (China); Fang, M.H., E-mail: fmh@cugb.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), No. 29 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100083 (China); Huang, Z.H.; Liu, Y.G.; Peng, P.; Zhang, J. [School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), No. 29 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100083 (China)] [School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), No. 29 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100083 (China)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Nitinol forBiomedical Stent Applications  

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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.

Robertson, Scott W.

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A MULTILAYERED MULTIPASS FRICTION STIR WELD IN STEEL  

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Multilayered multipass friction stir welding (MM-FSW) makes it possible to use FSW to fabricate thick-section structures. In this work, MM-FSW was demonstrated on a high strength low alloy steel; ASTM A572 Grade 50. Three steel plates with thicknesses of 0.18", 0.18", 0.24" respectively were stacked and friction stir welded together to form a 0.6" thick welded structure. The welded plate was sectioned into rectangular bars transverse to the weld direction for tensile testing to evaluate mechanical properties. Digital image correlation (DIC) was employed to map the local strain fields during tensile testing. The initial failure was found to occur simultaneously at the bottom and middle layers away from the weld zone. The top layer failed last in the base metal. The failure locations were consistent among different samples tested. Also, Charpy V-notch impact tests were conducted for weld metal, heat affected zone, and the base metal at each layer as a function of temperature. The weld microstructures were characterized using optical and electron microscopy and micro-hardness mapping.

Lim, Yong Chae [ORNL; Sanderson, Samuel [MegaStir Technologies LLC; Mahoney, Murray [Consultant; Qiao, Dongxiao [ORNL; Wang, Yanli [ORNL; Zhang, Wei [ORNL; Feng, Zhili [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Science and Engineering A 485 (2008) 681689 Effect of strain rate on the compressive mechanical properties  

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mechanical properties of aluminum alloy matrix composite filled with discontinuous carbon fibers Jing Caia to investigate the quasi-static and dynamic response of carbon fiber/Al­Mg composites. Two types of carbon fibers rights reserved. Keywords: Carbon fiber reinforced Al matrix composite; High-strain rate deformation 1

Meyers, Marc A.

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Materials Science and Engineering A261 (1999) 4452 Mo5Si3 single crystals: physical properties and mechanical behavior  

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. Among these phases, refractory metal silicides appear to be more attractive because of their ultra-high melting temperatures [1]. Among the refractory metal silicides, the silicides in the Mo­Si system show processing, physical properties and mechanical behavior of an ultrahigh temperature structural silicide, Mo5

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Journal of ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, Vol. 34, No. 5, 2005 Special Issue Paper Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ceramic/  

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with ceramic films because of shrinkage and thermal ex- pansion mismatch. In addition, ceramic processing and Mechanical Properties of Ceramic/ Self-Assembled Monolayer Bilayer Coatings K. CHITRE,1 Q. YANG,1 T.O. SALAMI York at Binghamton. 3.--jcho@binghamton.edu Thin ceramic coatings/films find their applications

Cho, Junghyun

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2758 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 37, NO. 4, JULY 2001 Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Magnetic  

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. Swartzendruber, G. E. Hicho, and Harsh Deep Chopra Abstract--A magnetic-based nondestructive evaluation (NDE to correlate the magnetic and mechanical properties in ultra low carbon (ULC) steel. The NDE test equipment-based nondestructive evaluation (NDE) method [1]­[6]. In the present study, a magnetic based NDE method is described

Chopra, Harsh Deep

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

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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.

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)

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and Electrical Properties of CdTe Tetrapods Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy  

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Electrical Properties of CdTe Tetrapods Studied by Atomicelectrical properties of CdTe tetrapod-shaped nanocrystalsIntroduction CdSe and CdTe nanocrystals possess interesting

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of n-HA content on the isothermal crystallization, morphology and mechanical property of n-HA/PLGA composites  

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Graphical abstract: Effect of n-HA content on the isothermal crystallization, morphology and mechanical property of n-HA/PLGA composites was studied in details. The results showed that the addition of higher content of g-n-HA was favorable to promote the crystallization better in g-n-HA/PLGA composites, but it could also cause more agglomeration in PLGA matrix, as a result of worse mechanical properties, and the addition content of 3 wt% g-n-HA to PLGA matrix was an appropriate proportion, which had the highest bending strength among these g-n-HA/PLGA composites, and it might be potential to be used in biomedical fields in future. Highlights: ? The effect of n-HA content on the n-HA/PLGA composites was studied in detail. ? Isothermal crystallization, microstructure and mechanical property were studied. ? The relation between n-HA content and properties of n-HA/PLGA composite was found. ? An appropriate proportion of n-HA in n-HA/PLGA composite was obtained. - Abstract: A serials of g-n-HA/PLGA composites with surface-modified g-n-HA of 1%, 3%, 6%, 10% and 15% in weight were prepared by solution mixing. The isothermal crystallization, morphology and mechanical property of g-n-HA/PLGA composites were investigated by differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and electromechanical universal tester. The results showed that Avrami equation was suitable for describing the isothermal crystallization process in this system, and the crystallization rate of g-n-HA/PLGA composites containing more than 3 wt% g-n-HA was basically accord with the relational expression of T{sub 110} {sub °C} > T{sub 105°C} > T{sub 115°C} > T{sub 120°C}. Moreover, at the same Tc, crystallization rate was greatly enhanced with the increasing of g-n-HA acting as nucleate. However, the addition of higher content of g-n-HA would cause more agglomeration in PLGA matrix, so that the mechanical properties of g-n-HA/PLGA composites would gradually decrease. In conclusion, the addition of higher content of g-n-HA was favorable to promote the crystallization better in g-n-HA/PLGA composites, but it could also cause more agglomeration in PLGA matrix, result in worse mechanical properties, and the addition content of 3 wt% g-n-HA to PLGA matrix was an appropriate proportion, which had the highest bending strength among these g-n-HA/PLGA composites, and it might be potential to be used in biomedical fields in future.

Liuyun, Jiang, E-mail: jlytxg@163.com [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China); Chengdong, Xiong [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China); Lixin, Jiang [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China); Graduated School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Dongliang, Chen; Qing, Li [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Byun, Thak Sang [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Hao Liu; Hua Tong; Ning Xu

2015-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure and Mechanical Property Studies on Neutron-Irradiated Ferritic Fe-Cr Model Alloys  

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Model Fe, Fe-10Cr and Fe-14Cr alloys were irradiated in Advanced Test Reactor at 300°C and 450°C to target doses of 0.01, 0.1 and 1 dpa. The microstructure and the mechanical property of irradiated specimens were investigated using TEM, APT and hardness measurements. The irradiation-induced hardening was consistent with the observed microstructures. For lower doses of 0.01 and 0.1 dpa, the formation of dislocation loops was the primarily contributor to the hardening; no a’ precipitates of resolvable sizes were observed. By 1 dpa, additional increase in hardening were attributed to the formation of a high density of 1-2 nm a' precipitates. In Fe, the hardness increased less as a function of irradiation dose compared to Fe-Cr alloys because of the lack of a' precipitation and differences in loop structures. Three single-parameter effects have been studied: the Cr content, the irradiation temperature and the grain size. The addition of Cr reduced the mobility of both ½<111> and <100> dislocation loops, leading to a smaller loop size and higher loop density. Also, the Cr contents were positively correlated to the density of a' precipitates, but were less relevant to the precipitate size. Higher irradiation temperature of 450°C resulted in a preferential production of the immobile <100> loops over the mobile ½<111> loops (ex. a ratio of 8:1 in Fe-10Cr irradiated 450°C to 0.01 dpa). At lower temperature of 300°C, heterogeneous formation of dislocation loops at the vicinity of line dislocations frequently. In Fe, the development of dislocation loops was suppressed (compared to Fe-Cr alloys) due to a combination of smaller grain size, high initial dislocation density and high defect mobility.

Jian Gan; Maria Okuniewski; Wei-Ying Chen; Yinbin Miao; Carolyn A. Tomchik; James F. Stubbins; Y. Q. Wu; Stu A. Maloy

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of chemical mechanical planarization processing conditions on polyurethane pad properties  

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

Ng, Grace Siu-Yee, 1980-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosion bonding of dissimilar materials for fabricating APS front end components: Analysis of metallurgical and mechanical properties and UHV applications  

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The front end beamline section contains photon shutters and fixed masks. These components are made of OFHC copper and GlidCOP AL-15. Stainless steels (304 or 316) are also used for connecting photon shutters and fixed masks to other components that operate in the ultrahigh vacuum system. All these dissimilar materials need to be joined together. However, bonding these dissimilar materials is very difficult because of their different mechanical and thermal properties and incompatible metallurgical properties. Explosion bonding is a bonding method in which the controlled energy of a detonating explosive is used to create a metallurgical bond between two or more similar or dissimilar materials. No intermediate filler metal, for example, a brazing compound or soldering alloy, is needed to promote bonding, and no external heat need be applied. A study of the metallurgical and mechanical properties and YGV applications of GlidCop AL-15, OFHC copper, and 304 stainless steel explosion-bonded joints has been done. This report contains five parts: an ultrasonic examination of explosion-bonded joints and a standard setup; mechanical-property and thermal-cycle tests of GlidCop AL-15/304 stainless steel explosion-bonded joints; leak tests of a GlidCop AL-15/304 stainless steel explosion-bonded interfaces for UHV application; metallurgical examination of explosion-bonded interfaces and failure analysis, and discussion and conclusion.

Li, Yuheng; Shu, Deming; Kuzay, T.M.

1994-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Replication of engine block cylinder bridge microstructure and mechanical properties with lab scale 319 Al alloy billet castings  

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In recent years, aluminum alloy gasoline engine blocks have in large part successfully replaced nodular cast iron engine blocks, resulting in improved vehicle fuel efficiency. However, because of the inadequate wear resistance properties of hypoeutectic Al–Si alloys, gray iron cylinder liners are required. These liners cause the development of large tensile residual stress along the cylinder bores and necessitate the maximization of mechanical properties in this region to prevent premature engine failure. The aim of this study was to replicate the engine cylinder bridge microstructure and mechanical properties following TSR treatment (which removes the sand binder to enable easy casting retrieval) using lab scale billet castings of the same alloy composition with varying cooling rates. Comparisons in microstructure between the engine block and the billet castings were carried out using optical and scanning electron microscopy, while mechanical properties were assessed using tensile testing. The results suggest that the microstructure at the top and middle of the engine block cylinder bridge was successfully replicated by the billet castings. However, the microstructure at the bottom of the cylinder was not completely replicated due to variations in secondary phase morphology and distribution. The successful replication of engine block microstructure will enable the future optimization of heat treatment parameters. - Highlights: • A method to replicate engine block microstructure was developed. • Billet castings will allow cost effective optimization of heat treatment process. • The replication of microstructure in the cylinder region was mostly successful. • Porosity was more clustered in the billet castings compared to the engine block. • Mechanical properties were lower in billet castings due to porosity and inclusions.

Lombardi, A., E-mail: a2lombar@ryerson.ca [Centre for Near-net-shape Processing of Materials, Ryerson University, 101 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5B2K3 (Canada); D'Elia, F.; Ravindran, C. [Centre for Near-net-shape Processing of Materials, Ryerson University, 101 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5B2K3 (Canada); MacKay, R. [Nemak of Canada Corporation, 4600 G.N. Booth Drive, Windsor, Ontario N9C4G8 (Canada)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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, hydro-chemo- mechanical coupling ABSTRACT Cracks, caused by shrinkage or external loading, reduce. In this study, a hydro-chemo-mechanical model was developed to simulate autogenous healing by further hydration into water was modelled based on micro-mechanical observations. The diffusion process has been simulated

Boyer, Edmond

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

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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.

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 Técnico (IST), 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal)

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of high-temperature loading on mechanical properties of Nicalon fibers and Nicalon fiber/SiC matrix composites  

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Results of an investigation into the effect of elevated temperature exposure on the strength distribution of Nicalon fibers as well on mechanical properties of Nicalon/SiC composites are reported in this paper. Single-fiber strength distribution of as-fabricated Nicalon fibers was obtained from bundle tests. Strength distributions of fractured fibers in as-fabricated Nicalon/SiC composites and after elevated temperature exposure of composites were assessed from measurements of fracture mirror radii. Variations in the mechanical properties of composites evaluated as a function of test temperatures are compared with those evaluated at room temperature and are correlated to the fiber strength characteristics. Limited tests were also conducted to investigate the effect of long term exposure at elevated temperatures on composite ultimate strength.

Singh, D.; Singh, J.P.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Walton Lucas, B.S., Lipscomb University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Harry Hogan Dr. Susan Bloomfield The mechanical properties of the cancellous bone in the laboratory rat animal model... the cortical shell for 50 slices in a region starting ~0.5 mm below the most proximal portion of the growth plate for each animal. Images were binarized (threshold of 100 on a 0-255 scale) and the following parameters were assessed for the three- dimensional...

Lucas, Matthew W.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE WORK Theoretical predictions of the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes, and  

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of multifunctional composite materials with controllable electrical and thermal properties, in addition to order to these material systems within the last few years. Initial experimental work on carbon nanotube properties of carbon nanotubes, and in particular their predicted high strengths (on the order of 60 GPa

Fisher, Frank

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INTERRELATIONS OF COMPOSITIONS, TRANSFORMATION KINETICS, MORPHOLOGY, AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ALLOY STEELS  

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sensitive to hydrogen embrittlement, whereas high strengthembrittlement, A generally accepted embrittling mechanism for stress corrosion cracking of high strength steels involves hydrogen

Parker, E.R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - axial mechanical properties Sample Search...  

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LOW Summary: . Banerjee Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA August 07... , 2004 ABSTRACT This report compares the...

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Effects of powder pretreatment on the microstructure and mechanical properties of tungsten heavy alloys. (Reannouncement with new availability information)  

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Tungsten heavy alloys exhibit unique properties such as high strength, density, ductility and toughness. Alloying additions of molybdenum to the W-Ni-Fe system have drastically decreased the sintered grain size through the limited solubility of tungsten in the solid solution matrix in the presence of molybdenum. This contributes to additional strengthening but a decrease in the ductility. Recent work has shown that the distribution of molybdenum in the tungsten grains is not uniform after sintering. Homogenous coating of Mo on W is desirable to further decrease solution-reprecipitation during liquid phase sintering. In this work, alloying additions of molybdenum in the W-Ni-Fe system through various methods such as electroless-plating, milling, and mixing of elemental powders are investigated. The effects of these techniques on the final microstructure, densification and mechanical properties are examined using electron microscopy, microprobe analysis, and mechanical testing. The ideal distribution of molybdenum in the microstructure is investigated and the optimum alloying addition technique is singled out. This helps to better understand the processes occurring during liquid phase sintering of these alloys and further improve their mechanical properties.

Bedhadjhamida, A.; German, R.M.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Dissimilar Friction Stir Welds in Al5186-Al2024: The Effect of Process Parameters on Microstructures and Mechanical Properties  

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The effect of tool traverse and rotation speeds on the microstructures and mechanical properties are quantified for welds between non-age-hardening Al5083 and age hardening Al2024 and compared to single alloy joints made from each of the two constituents. In this paper, we report the results of microstructural, mechanical property investigations of Al5186-Al2024 friction stir welds produced using various rotations and traveling speeds of the tool to investigate the effects of the welding parameters on the joint strength. Metallographic studies by optical microscopy, electron probe microscopy, and the utilization of the X-ray diffraction technique have been conducted. It was found that the weld properties were dominated by the thermal input rather than the mechanical deformation by the tool. In particular the larger stresses under the weld tool on the AA5186 side compared to the AA2024 side are related to a transient reduction in yield stress due to dissolution of the hardening precipitates during welding prior to natural aging after welding.

Mousavi, S. A. A. Akbari; ShamAbadi, S. H. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2006-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Data collection on the effect of irradiation on the mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steels and weld metals  

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Data on the influence of low dose 400--550 C irradiation on the mechanical properties of structural steels (Types 304, 316, 316L, 316H and 316L(N) and associated weld metals) at temperatures from 20 C to 750 C, have been compiled from published literature and the results of British, Dutch, French and German laboratories. Properties evaluated include tensile, impact, creep, fatigue, and creep-fatigue. The preliminary results, which cover the dose range from 0 to 5 displacements per atom (and/or up to 9 appm helium) are presented as comparisons between irradiated and unirradiated control data, covering a range of strength and cyclic properties. The results show that low dose irradiation can have a significant influence on the properties, i.e.: (1) increases in tensile proof strength; (2) reductions in tensile ductility; (3) decreases in impact energy; (4) reductions in creep-rupture strength and ductility; and (5) reductions in creep-fatigue endurance. By considering the influence of irradiation temperature and dose level, the results are rationalized in terms of irradiation hardening and grain boundary embrittlement mechanisms.

Tavassoli, A.A. [Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique, Gif sur Yvette (France); Picker, C.; Wareing, J. [AEA Technology, Risley (United Kingdom)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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...

Elliott, Charles Howard

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compaction Effects on Uniformity, Moisture Diffusion, and Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Pavements  

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Field compaction of asphalt mixtures is an important process that influences performance of asphalt pavements; however there is very little effort devoted to evaluate the influence of compaction on the uniformity and properties of asphalt mixtures...

Kassem, Emad Abdel-Rahman Ahmed

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF 0.1C STEEL WITH Nb  

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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

Gau, Jing-Sheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Properties and Radiation Tolerance of Ultrafine Grained and Nanocrystalline Metals  

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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...

Sun, Cheng

2013-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The Prediction and Simulation for the Mechanical Properties of Ceramic-Based Composites Reinforced with Nano-Micro Particles  

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The global-local homogenization method with precise period boundary conditions is applied to predict and simulate the mechanical properties of ceramic composites reinforced by spherical nano-micro particles with enwrapping and nesting arrays. The numerical simulation is performed with different size ratios of nano-micro particles, and different configurations for representative volume element. The results show that the low radius ratios of nano-micro particles produce a larger effective Young's modulus for its more uniform dispersion, and the hexagon RVE with nesting array can make an overestimation for effective elastic modulus of ceramic composites, and the interfacial damage between nano-microscopic particles and matrix degenerates the effective elastic modulus. It shows in this paper that it is significant to improve the mechanical properties of ceramic materials by mixing some nano- and micro-particles into the matrix with good designed array methods from the viewpoints of nano-microscopic crystal structure, and a rational interfacial damage model should be further proposed to investigate the toughening mechanism of ceramic-composites reinforced with nano-micro particles.

Luo Dongmei; Hu Jinshan; Yang Hong [Environment and Civil Engineering School, Foshan University, Foshan, 528000 (China); Zhou Yinglong [Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Foshan University, Foshan 528000 (China)

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Accepted Manuscript Mechanical and electrical properties of cross-linked carbon nanotubes  

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of the resulting proof before it is published in its final form. Please note that during the production process pellet before sintering, the electric conductivity of cross-linked CNT increases by one order from 2 S-papers, fibers, pellets and thin films, in order to utilize the characteristic properties of a single CNT

Hong, Soon Hyung

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Evaluation of the interfacial mechanical properties in fiber-reinforced ceramic composites  

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The present study examined the application of a micro-indentation technique to the measurement of interfacial properties in fiber reinforced ceramic composites. Specific fiber/matrix systems included SiC/glass, SiC/macro-defect-free (MDF) cement, SiC/SiC, and mullite/glass. The effect of fiber coatings upon the interfacial properties was also investigated. These properties, which included the debond strength, interfacial shear stress, and residual axial fiber stress, were evaluated by measuring the force-displacement curves generated during load-unload cycles. Estimates of these three stress values were obtained by matching the experimental force-displacement curves with data predicted from an existing model. In general the SiC/glass composites exhibited the lowest values of the interfacial shear and debond stresses. The sliding characteristics of the SiC/MDF cement and SiC/SiC composites were strongly influenced by the residual axial stress and the nature of the fiber coating. In the case of the mullite/glass composite, the high values of the interfacial shear and debond stresses reduced the measurement sensitivity, thereby increasing the uncertainty in the estimates of the interfacial properties. 17 refs, 6 figs, 1 tab.

Ferber, M.K.; Wereszczak, A.A.; Riester, L.; Lowden, R.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Chawla, K.K. [New Mexico Inst. of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM (United States)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon nanotubes based ultrasonic transducer: realization process, morphological and mechanical properties  

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Carbon nanotubes based ultrasonic transducer: realization process, morphological and mechanical in cementitous materials, carbon nanotubes based capacitive ultrasonic transducers (cMUT) are promising sensors (1 µm²). In the proposed device, the cMUT membrane is made of aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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be constructed from nanotubes. In theory, such rings could be used to fabricate networks that are extremely conditions that idealize the constraints of nanochains and nanomaile. The results indicate nanorings investigated as possible lubricants,13 and carbon nanohooks can be used to make nanovelcro.14 Unique mechanical

Barr, Al

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

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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

Palczewski, Krzysztof

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Microstructure and mechanical properties of WWER-440 reactor vessel metal after service life expiration and recovery anneal  

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The microstructure of base and weld metals (st. 15kH2MFA) of Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 4 reactor vessels was studied after service life expiration and recovery anneal by means of light metallography and transmission electron microscopy. The qualitative characteristics of flow structure were determined. The estimates were made for the contributions of different flows to the radiation hardening and its total value. The conclusion was made that the marked difference in the mechanical properties of irradiated weld and base metals can be caused either by different original structure conditions or by the difference of alloying and impurity elements content.

Gorynin, I.V.; Nesterova, E.V.; Nikolaev, V.A.; Rybin, V.V. [Central Research Inst. of Structural Materials Prometey, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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)

Matijasevic, Milena; Al Mazouzi, Abderrahim [Reactor materials research, SCK-CEN, Mol (Belgium)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium effects on the mechanical properties of neutron-irradiated Cr-Mo ferritic steels  

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In the first wall of a fusion rector, large amounts of transmutation helium will be produced simultaneously with the displacement damage caused by high-energy neutrons from the fusion reaction. One method used to simulate irradiation effects for ferritic steels is to add nickel to the steels and irradiate them in a mixed-spectrum reactor. Fast neutrons in the spectrum produce displacement damage, while transmutation helium is produced by a two-step reaction of {sup 58}Ni with thermal neutrons. This technique has been used to investigate the effect of helium on tensile properties and toughness. Results from these studies are summarized.

Klueh, R.L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of thermomechanical processing on mechanical properties of Fe-16 at. % Al alloy  

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An iron-aluminum alloy containing 16 at. % Al, which is essentially free from environmental effect on its ductility, has been developed. This alloy has over 20% elongation at room temperature. This paper presents in detail the effect of vacuum versus air melting on the properties of Fe-16 at. % Al alloy. The comparative results have shown air-induction melting to produce lower room-temperature ductility for the identical processing steps. Additional processing steps required to improve the ductility of air-melted material are also identified.

Sikka, V.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Metals and Ceramics Div.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

215

Mechanical properties of welds in commercial alloys for high-temperature gas-cooled reactor components  

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Weld properties of Hastelloy-X, Incoloy alloy 800H (with and without Inconel-82 cladding), and 2 1/4 Cr-1 Mo are being studied to provide design data to support the development of steam generator, core auxiliary heat exchanger, and metallic thermal barrier components of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) steam cycle/cogeneration plant. Tests performed include elevated-temperature creep rupture tests and tensile tests. So far, data from the literature and from relatively short-term tests at GA Technologies Inc. indicate that the weldments are satisfactory for HTGR application.

Lindgren, J.R.; Li, C.C.; Ryder, R.H.; Thurgood, B.E.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Evaluation of microstructure and mechanical properties in friction stir processed SKD61 tool steel  

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A SKD61 tool steel was friction stir processed using a polycrystalline cubic boron nitride tool. Microstructure, tensile properties and wear characteristic were evaluated. Fine grains with a martensite structure were produced in the friction stir processed zone, which led to the increase of the microindentation hardness. The grains became finer when the heat input was lowered. The transverse tensile strength of the friction stir processed zone was equal to that of base metal and all the tensile specimens fractured at base metal zone. The wear width and depth of the friction stir processed zone at the load of 1.96 N were 339 {mu}m and 6 {mu}m, as compared to 888 {mu}m and 42 {mu}m of the base metal, decreased by 62% and 86%. Findings of the present study suggest that low heat input is an effective method to produce a friction stir processed zone composed of relatively fine grain martensitic structure with good tensile properties and wear characteristic.

Chen, Y.C., E-mail: armstrong@hit.edu.cn [Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Nakata, K. [Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties and microstructural characterization of SiC-fiber-reinforced cordieritic glass-ceramics  

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Cordieritic glass-ceramic matrix composites were prepared using Nicalon SiC continuous-fiber reinforcement. Both one- and two-dimensional laminates were investigated. Damage-tolerant behavior was observed in several of the experimental compositions and was associated with fiber-pullout and crack-deflection toughening mechanisms. The complex microstructure of the matrix phase is amenable to heat treatment. The fiber microstructure is apparently unaffected by heat treatment after hot pressing. The structure of the fiber/matrix interface is also complex and sensitive to both the matrix composition and to heat treatment after hot pressing. 10 references.

Chaim, R.; Brandon, D.G.; Baum, L.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Ab initio study on the electronic and mechanical properties of ReB and ReC  

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The structural, electronic, and mechanical properties of ReB and ReC have been studied by use of the density functional theory. For each compound, six structures are considered, i.e., hexagonal WC, NiAs, wurtzite, cubic NaCl, CsCl, and zinc-blende type structures. The results indicate that for ReB and ReC, WC type structure is energetically the most stable among the considered structures, followed by NiAs type structure. ReB-WC (i.e., ReB in WC type structure) and ReB-NiAs are both thermodynamically and mechanically stable. ReC-WC and ReC-NiAs are mechanically stable and becomes thermodynamically stable above 35 and 55 GPa, respectively. The estimated hardness from shear modulus is 34 GPa for ReB-WC, 28 GPa for ReB-NiAs, 35 GPa for ReC-WC and 37 GPa for ReC-NiAs, indicating that they are potential candidates to be ultra-incompressible and hard materials. - Graphical Abstract: The enthalpy-pressure diagram for ReC from the selected structures. ReC-WC and ReC-NiAs become thermodynamically stable above 35 and 55 GPa, respectively. ReC-WC is the most stable phase.

Zhao Erjun [State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (China); Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Wang Jinping [Department of Applied Chemistry, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao 266109 (China); Meng Jian [State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (China); Wu Zhijian, E-mail: zjwu@ciac.jl.c [State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (China)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 1050°C 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.

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)

2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of mechanical boundary conditions on the dynamic and static properties of a strongly anisotropic ferromagnet  

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The spectra of coupled magnetoelastic waves in a semi-infinite strongly anisotropic easy-plane ferromagnet with a rigidly fixed face are analyzed for two variants of fixation (in the basal plane and perpendicularly to it). The phase states of the system are determined. Differences in the phase diagrams and elementary excitation spectra depending on the choice of the sample fixation plane are considered. When rotational invariance is taken into account, the nonreciprocity effect for the velocities of sound in a crystal appears. It is shown that the velocity of sound in the sample considerably depends on the symmetry of the imposed mechanical boundary conditions. The phase diagrams of the system under investigation are presented.

Gorelikov, G. A.; Fridman, Yu. A., E-mail: frid@crimea.edu [Vernadskii Tavria National University (Ukraine)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of coal slag corrosion on the mechanical properties of sintered {alpha}-silicon carbide  

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Tubes of sintered SiC were exposed for 500 h in a laboratory furnace to three different coal slags at three temperatures. No corrosive attack or strength reduction was observed after exposure at 1090{degrees}C. At 1260{degrees}C the least viscous slag caused formation of corrosion pits and loss of strength. At 1430{degrees}C formation of iron silicides at the interface between the slag and the base material caused severe loss of strength for slags with the highest and the lowest viscosity, while the specimens exposed to the slag with medium viscosity and medium iron content survived quite well. The results show that mechanical strength can be retained for certain coal slag - temperature combinations.

Hannel, S.E. [Ecole Centrale, Lyon (France); Breder, K.; Joslin, D.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microwave Emission by Dust: Mechanisms, Properties and Prospects for ISM Studies  

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I review my work with Bruce Draine on dust emissivity at microwave frequencies (3 cm - 3 mm). This emissivity explains the recently detected "anomalous" component of the galactic foreground emission. Both small (a<0.001 micron) and large grains contribute to this emission. Small grains have electric dipole moments and emit while they rotate; the microwave emission of large grains is mostly due to magneto-dipole radiation. Most efficient magneto-dipole emitters are strongly magnetic, e.g. ferrimagnetic or ferromagnetic, materials. The relative role of the two mechanisms can be established through observations of microwave emissivity from dark clouds. New microwave window is a window of opportunity for interstellar studies. Magnetic fields inside dark clouds may be successfully studied via microwave polarization. Microwave emissivity constrains the abundance of strongly magnetic materials. For instance, the available data at 90 GHz indicate that not more than 5% of interstellar Fe is in the form of metallic iron grains or inclusions (e.g., in ``GEMS''). Future missions, e.g. MAP and PLANCK, will bring a wealth of microwave data that can be successfully used to study ISM. Such a study would be appreciated by cosmologists who franticly try to remove all foregrounds from their data.

Lazarian A

1998-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal and mechanical denaturation properties of a DNA model with three sites per nucleotide  

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In this paper, we show that the coarse grain model for DNA, which has been proposed recently by Knotts, Rathore, Schwartz and de Pablo (J. Chem. Phys. 126, 084901 (2007)), can be adapted to describe the thermal and mechanical denaturation of long DNA sequences by adjusting slightly the base pairing contribution. The adjusted model leads to (i) critical temperatures for long homogeneous sequences that are in good agreement with both experimental ones and those obtained from statistical models, (ii) a realistic step-like denaturation behaviour for long inhomogeneous sequences, and (iii) critical forces at ambient temperature of the order of 10 pN, close to measured values. The adjusted model furthermore supports the conclusion that the thermal denaturation of long homogeneous sequences corresponds to a first-order phase transition and yields a critical exponent for the critical force equal to sigma=0.70. This model is both geometrically and energetically realistic, in the sense that the helical structure and th...

Florescu, Ana-Maria; 10.1063/1.3626870

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Comparative studies of the mechanical behavior between copper, tungsten, and W/Cu nanocomposite based on copper dispersoïd 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.

Djaziri, S. [Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Max-Planck-Straße 1, 40237 Düsseldorf (Germany); Institut P' (UPR 3346 CNRS), Université 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), Université de Poitiers, ENSMA, Bd Pierre et Marie Curie, 86962 Futuroscope Cedex (France); Faurie, D. [LSPM, (UPR 3407 CNRS), Université Paris 13, Institut Galilée, 99 avenue Jean-Baptiste Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse (France); Geandier, G. [Institut Jean Lamour (UMR 3079 CNRS), Université de Lorraine, Parc de Saurupt, CS 50840, 54011 NANCY Cedex (France); Mocuta, C.; Thiaudière, D. [Synchrotron SOLEIL, L'Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin, BP 48, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France)

2014-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2009-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and charge transport properties of alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers on Au (111) surface: The Role of Molecular Tilt  

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The relationship between charge transport and mechanical properties of alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAM) on Au(111) films has been investigated using an atomic force microscope with a conductive tip. Molecular tilts induced by the pressure applied by the tip cause stepwise increases in film conductivity. A decay constant {beta} = 0.57 {+-} 0.03 {angstrom}{sup -1} was found for the current passing through the film as a function of tip-substrate separation due to this molecular tilt. This is significantly smaller than the value of {approx} 1 {angstrom}{sup -1} found when the separation is changed by changing the length of the alkanethiol molecules. Calculations indicate that for isolated dithiol molecules S-bonded to hollow sites, the junction conductance does not vary significantly as a function of molecular tilt. The impact of S-Au bonding on SAM conductance is discussed.

Mulleregan, Alice; Qi, Yabing; Ratera, Imma; Park, Jeong Y.; Ashby, Paul D.; Quek, Su Ying; Neaton, J. B.; Salmeron, Miquel

2007-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Germen, Gül?ah, E-mail: gulsahgermen@hotmail.com; ?evik, Hüseyin, E-mail: gulsahgermen@hotmail.com [Mersin University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mersin, 33343 (Turkey); Kurnaz, S. Can [Sakarya University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Adapazarý, 54187 (Turkey)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of fusion-relevant helium levels on the mechanical properties of isotopically tailored ferritic alloys  

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The yield and maximum strengths of an irradiated series of isotopically tailored ferritic alloys were evaluated using the shear punch test. The composition of three of the alloys was Fe-12Cr-1.5Ni. Different balances of nickel isotopes were used in each alloy in order to produce different helium levels. A fourth alloy, which contained no nickel, was also irradiated. The addition of nickel at any isotopic balance to the Fe-12Cr base alloy significantly increased the shear yield and maximum strengths of the alloys, and as expected, the strength of the alloys decreased with increasing irradiation temperature. Helium itself, up to 75 appm over 7 dpa appears to have little effect on the mechanical properties of the alloys.

Hankin, G.L. [Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom); Hamilton, M.L.; Gelles, D.S. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)] [and others

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of in situ fiber strength characteristics on mechanical properties of SiC(f)/SiC composites  

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Nicalon-fiber-reinforced silicon carbide (SiC) matrix composites were tested in flexure at room and elevated temperatures. The measured strength of composites decreased slightly from a room temperature value of 400 MPa to 380 MPa at 1200{degrees}C. However, at 1300{degrees}C strength decreased significantly to 290 Mpa. The rapid decrease in strength over 1300{degrees}C is believed to be due to degradation in strength of the reinforcing fibers. In situ fiber strength and fiber pullout distribution in fractured composites were estimated by fractographic techniques. Correlations were made between the measured strengths of composites to the in situ fiber strength characteristics to explain the mechanical properties of composites at room and elevated temperatures.

Singh, D.; Singh, J.P.; Wheeler, M.J.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical issues in measuring the mechanical properties of hard films on soft substrates by nanoindentation techniques  

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This study explores the difficulties encountered when using conventional nanoindentation techniques to measure the Young`s modulus and hardness of hard films on soft substrates. In general, the indentation measurement of film/substrate systems is affected by four material properties: the Young`s modulus and hardness of the film, and the Young`s modulus and hardness of the substrate. For the particular case of a hard film on a soft substrate, there is a tendency for the material around the hardness impression to sink-in which results from the large difference in yielding of the two materials. In this study, a model system consisting of NiP on annealed Cu was used to explore the behavior. This system is interesting because the film and substrate have similar Young`s moduli, minimizing the elastic behavior as a variable. In contrast, the hardness of NiP is approximately 7--8 GPa, and that of the annealed copper is less than 1 GPa, providing a factor of 10 difference in the plastic flow characteristics. Experimental results indicate that standard analytical methods for determining the contact depth, hardness and Young`s modulus do not work well for the case of a hard film on a soft substrate. At shallow contact depths, the measured indentation modulus is close to that of the film, but at larger depths sink-in phenomena result in an overestimation of the contact area, and an indentation modulus which is less than the Young`s modulus of both the film and substrate. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) provide critical details of the physical processes involved, and illustrate how the standard data analyses overestimate the true contact area.

Hay, J.C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Pharr, G.M. [Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States). Dept. of Materials Science

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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)

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of filament-matrix interfaces on the mechanical properties of SiC-reinforced Si sub 3 N sub 4: A Review  

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This report summarizes the results of a literature review of the effects of filament-matrix interfaces on the mechanical properties of ceramic composites composed of SiC-filament-reinforced Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}. A general review of the processing and mechanical properties of SiC-filament-reinforced Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} is presented with special emphasis on research pertaining to processing-related effects on filament-matrix interfaces and the resulting effects of these interfaces on fracture behavior. A review of coating techniques for ceramic filaments is also presented, and recommendations are made for future directions in processing SiC-filament-reinforced Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} with mechanical properties that are enhanced by the microstructure of the filament-matrix interface. 148 refs., 1 tab.

Schilling, C.H.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 ...

Yin, Yuan, 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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EVALUATION OF THERMAL STRESSES IN PLANAR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS AS A FUNCTION OF THERMO-MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF COMPONENT MATERIALS A Thesis by MANISHA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTERS OF SCIENCE August 2008 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering EVALUATION OF THERMAL STRESSES IN PLANAR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS AS A FUNCTION OF THERMO...

Manisha,

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructures and mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V welds with filler additions of tantalum and FS85  

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Many applications in the nuclear industry require that titanium alloys be welded to refractory metal alloys. Because of the widely dissimilar properties of these materials, the homogeneity of the fusion zone os of particular concern. To address this issue, a study was conducted to characterize the fusion zones of Ti-6Al-4V welds made with filler additions of tantalum and FS85 (Nb-28Wt%Ta-10wt%W-1wt%Zr). A goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of making microstructural predictions based on calculated fusion zone electron/atom (e/a) ratios. The welds were made by placing tantalum or FS85 shims between two pieces of 2.5 mm (0.1 in.) thick Ti-6Al-4V and making an electron beam weld along the length of the shim. With complete mixing, these shims were expected to produce fusion zone e/a ratios of 3.63{emdash}4.14 for the Ta series and 3.63{emdash}4.06 for the FS85 series, and microstructures consisting of {alpha}`, {alpha}`, and perhaps {omega}. The weld macro- and microstructures were characterized using optical and electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, and x-ray diffraction. The mechanical properties of the welds were assessed using transverse and all-weld-metal tensile tests. The results showed a general increase in strength and decrease in ductility with increasing {beta} stabilizer level. As a result of this study, parameters were developed to increase the fusion zone size and increase mixing of the components. This work was performed at Sandia National Laboratories, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC04-76DR00789, and at Los Alamos National Laboratory under contract number W-7405-ENG-36.

Damkroger, B.K.; Dixon, R.D.; Cotton, J.D.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure and mechanical properties of diffusion bonded W/steel joint using V/Ni composite interlayer  

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Diffusion bonding between W and steel using V/Ni composite interlayer was carried out in vacuum at 1050 °C and 10 MPa for 1 h. The microstructural examination and mechanical property evaluation of the joints show that the bonding of W to steel was successful. No intermetallic compound was observed at the steel/Ni and V/W interfaces for the joints bonded. The electron probe microanalysis and X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that Ni{sub 3}V, Ni{sub 2}V, Ni{sub 2}V{sub 3} and NiV{sub 3} were formed at the Ni/V interface. The tensile strength of about 362 MPa was obtained for as-bonded W/steel joint and the failure occurred at W near the V/W interface. The nano-indentation test across the joining interfaces demonstrated the effect of solid solution strengthening and intermetallic compound formation in the diffusion zone. - Highlights: • Diffusion bonding of W to steel was realized using V/Ni composite interlayer. • The interfacial microstructure of the joint was clarified. • Several V–Ni intermetallic compounds were formed in the interface region. • The application of V/Ni composite interlayer improved the joining quality.

Liu, W.S.; Cai, Q.S., E-mail: cai2009pm@163.com; Ma, Y.Z.; Wang, Y.Y.; Liu, H.Y.; Li, D.X.

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Report No. 1: Effect of carbon migration in Cr-Mo weldments on metallurgical structure and mechanical properties  

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The occurrence and behavior of a carbon denuded ``soft`` zone in Cr-Mo weldments was studied to determine its influence on mechanical properties and in-service behavior. Room temperature tensile tests, creep rupture tests and Moire interferometry evaluations were performed in order to characterize the behavior of this unique zone in Cr-Mo weldments. The zone is brought about by chromium level differentials between the weld metal and base metal. Extensive metallography was accomplished using OLM, SEM and STEM techniques. The results show that the occurrence of the carbon denuded ``soft`` zone is due to carbon migration, which is driven by elemental differences (especially in chromium) between the weld metal and base metal. The extent of carbon migration depends on the PWHT schedule. Higher strain accumulation and work hardening and/or a constraint effect has been observed in the ``soft`` zone during room temperature testing. However, the work hardening/constraint effect is minimal at elevated temperatures (in the creep regime), hence the ``soft`` zone is a potential failure location in elevated temperature service.

Lundin, C.D.; Khan, K.K.; Yang, D. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical investigations on tailored tempering process of a U-channel component with tailored mechanical properties  

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Hot stamping of quenchenable ultra high strength steels currently represents a promising forming technology for the manufacturing of safety and crash relevant parts. For some applications, such as B-pillars and other structural components that may undergo impact loading, it may be desirable to create regions of the part with tailored mechanical properties. In the paper, a laboratory-scale hot stamped U-channel was manufactured by using a segmented die, which was heated by cartridge heaters and cooled by water channels independently. Local hardness values as low as 289 HV can be achieved using a heated die temperature of 400°C while maintaining a hardness level of 490 HV in the fully cooled region. If the die temperature was increased to 450°C, the Vickers hardness of elements in the heated region was 227 HV, with a reduction in hardness of more than 50%. Optical microscopy was used to verify the microstructure of the as-quenched phases with respect to the heated die temperatures. The FE model of the lab-scale process was developed to capture the overall hardness trends that were observed in the experiments.

Tang, B. T., E-mail: tbtsh@hotmail.com [Shandong Jianzhu University, Fengming Rd., Jinan, 250101 (China); Bruschi, S.; Ghiotti, A.; Bariani, P. F. [University of Padova, Via Venezia 1, Padova, 35131 (Italy)

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Influence of fiber lay-up sequence on mechanical properties of SiC(f)/SiC composites  

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Mechanical properties of Nicalon-fiber-reinforced silicon carbide matrix composites with two different fiber lay-up sequences (0{degree}/40{degree}/60{degree} and 0{degree}/45{degree}) were evaluated at various temperatures ranging from ambient to 1300{degree}C. Composites with 0{degree}/40{degree}/60{degree} fiber lay-up sequence showed a higher average first matrix cracking stress than that of 0{degree}/45{degree} composites. The measured room-temperature ultimate strength of the 0{degree}/40{degree}/60{degree} composites was 300 MPa compared to 180 MPa for the 0{degree}/45{degree} composites. These measured ultimate strengths were correlated to the predictions made with an analytical model and to in-situ fiber strength characteristics. The large difference in room-temperature ultimate strengths between the two sets of composites is attributed to the relative contributions of the off-axis fibers to the load-bearing capacity of each composite. Up to 1200{degree}C, ultimate strength and work-of-fracture in each set of composites increased, but then declined above 1300{degree}C. The decreases were correlated to in-situ Nicalon fiber strength and fiber/matrix interface degradation.

Singh, D.; Singh, J.P.; Sutaria, M.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical property evaluation of porous 13-93 Bioactive Glass and GL1550 Borate Glass 3D scaffolds D. Li, A. Scully, and T. M. G. Chu  

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Mechanical property evaluation of porous 13-93 Bioactive Glass and GL1550 Borate Glass 3D scaffolds-glass (A) and GL1550 borate bioactive-glass (B) powders, at different sintering temperatures, and with (failure, Pb) of scaffolds made from 13-93 bioactive- glass and GL1550 bioactive-glass powders are compared

Zhou, Yaoqi

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Mechanical and Transport Properties of the Poly(ethylene oxide)-Poly(acrylic acid) Double Network Hydrogel from Molecular Dynamic Simulations  

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. 1. Introduction A hydrogel is a three-dimensionally cross-linked hydrophilic polymer network. In this situation, the formation of interpenetrating but independently cross-linked double network (DN) hydrogelsMechanical and Transport Properties of the Poly(ethylene oxide)-Poly(acrylic acid) Double Network

Goddard III, William A.

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

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

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

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural, microstructural and thermal properties of lead-free bismuth–sodium–barium–titanate piezoceramics synthesized by mechanical alloying  

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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: Bismuth–sodium–barium–titanate 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.

Amini, Rasool, E-mail: amini@sutech.ac.ir [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, 71557-13876 Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, 71557-13876 Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ghazanfari, Mohammad Reza; Alizadeh, Morteza; Ardakani, Hamed Ahmadi [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, 71557-13876 Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, 71557-13876 Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ghaffari, Mohammad [Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, UNAM—National Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Ankara 06800 (Turkey)] [Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, UNAM—National Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Ankara 06800 (Turkey)

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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

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Comparison of high temperature mechanical properties of two monolithic SiC ceramics and an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/SiC composite  

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Fast fracture strength, slow crack growth, and creep properties have been evaluated for three ceramics in air at room temperature and two elevated temperatures. The ceramics are candidate materials for heat exchangers in fossil energy systems, therefore, retained strength after coal ash exposure was also measured. At 1100{degrees}C the ceramics had acceptable mechanical properties, but two of them exhibited strength loss due to coal ash corrosion. At 1400{degrees}C creep and slow crack growth were observed in two of the materials, and the material which exhibited best resistance to coal ash showed unacceptably high creep rates.

Breder, K.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of aging at 343{degree}C on the mechanical properties and microstructure of type 308 stainless steel weldments  

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The effect of long-term aging at intermediate temperatures on the mechanical properties of stainless steel welds has been studied. Three type 308 multipass shielded metal-arc welds with ferrite levels of 4, 8, and 12% were aged up to 20,000 h at 343C. Tensile tests showed little effect of aging on either the yield or ultimate tensile strengths, but the impact toughness was significantly degraded. The extent of the degradation increased with increasing ferrite content and increasing aging time. Examination of the microstructure with transmission electron microscopy and atom probe field-ion microscopy revealed that the ferrite phase had undergone spinodal decomposition as a result of aging. In addition, G-phase particles were observed at dislocations, and finer G-phase particles were homogeneously distributed throughout the ferrite phase. The changes in the mechanical properties and the fractography are discussed in light of the observed changes in the microstructure.

Alexander, D.J.; Alexander, K.B.; Miller, M.K.; Nanstad, R.K.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2011-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

Çak?r, Deniz, E-mail: deniz.cakir@uantwerpen.be; Peeters, François 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)

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Influence of germanium and the melting method on the mechanical properties of NM23KhYu alloy at high temperatures  

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The purpose of the investigation was to increase the plasticity and ductility of NM233KhYu alloy without a detrimental effect on its service properties, selection of methods evaluation of placticity and ductility at increased temperatures, and establishment on the basis of the results obtained of the optimum temperature range for hot working by pressure. To evaluate the mechanical properties at increased temperature tension, impact strength and torsion tests were made. Alloying with germanium of NM23KhYu alloy leads to a two-to-three-time increase in its impact strength. Electron beam remelting of NM23KhYu alloy with germanium increases the impact strength, and the characteristics of plasticity by 1.5-2 times in comparison with the similar properties of this alloy produced by vacuum induction melting.

Lebedev, D.V.; Rozonova, V.M.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

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)

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films for MEMS and moving mechanical assembly devices.  

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MEMS devices are currently fabricated primarily in silicon because of the available surface machining technology. A major problem with the Si-based MEMS technology is that Si has poor mechanical and tribological properties [J.J. Sniegowski, in: B. Bushan (Ed.), Tribology Issues and Opportunities in MEMS, Kluwer Academic Publisher, The Netherlands, 1998, p. 325; A.P. Lee, A.P. Pisano, M.G. Lim, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 276 (1992) 67.], and practical MEMS devices are currently limited primarily to applications involving only bending and flexural motion, such as cantilever accelerometers and vibration sensors. However, because of the poor flexural strength and fracture toughness of Si, and the tendency of Si to adhere to hydrophilic surfaces, even these simple devices have limited dynamic range. Future MEMS applications that involve significant rolling or sliding contact will require the use of new materials with significantly improved mechanical and tribological properties, and the ability to perform well in harsh environments, Diamond is a superhard material of high mechanical strength, exceptional chemical inertness, and outstanding thermal stability. The brittle fracture strength is 23 times that of Si, and the projected wear life of diamond MEMS moving mechanical assemblies (MEMS MMAs) is 10 000 times greater than that of Si MMAs. However, as the hardest known material, diamond is notoriously difficult to fabricate. Conventional CVD thin film deposition methods offer an approach to the fabrication of ultra-small diamond structures, but the films have large grain size, high internal stress, poor intergranular adhesion, and very rough surfaces, and are consequently ill-suited for MEMS MMA applications. Diamond-like films are also being investigated for application to MEMS devices. However, they involve mainly physical vapor deposition methods that are not suitable for good conformal deposition on high aspect ratio features, and generally they do not exhibit the outstanding mechanical properties of diamond. We demonstrate here the application of a novel microwave plasma technique using a unique C{sub 60}/Ar or CH{sub 4}/Ar chemistry that produces phase-pure ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) coatings with morphological and mechanical properties that are ideally suited for MEMS applications in general, and MMA use in particular. We have developed lithographic techniques for the fabrication of UNCD-MEMS components, including cantilevers and multi-level devices, acting as precursors to microbearings and gears, making UNCD a promising material for the development of high performance MEMS devices.

Krauss, A. R.; Gruen, D. M.; Jayatissa, A.; Sumant, A.; Tucek, J.; Auciello, O.; Mancini, D.; Moldovan, N.; Erdemir, A.; Ersoy, D.; Gardos, M. N.; Busmann, H. G.; Meyer, E. M.; Ding, M. Q.; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago; Raytheon Electronic Systems Comp.; Fraunhofer Inst. for Applied Materials Science; Univ. of Bremen; Beijing Inst. of Electronics

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of composite microstructure on electrical and mechanical properties of poly(vinyl acetate) composites with carbon black and clay.  

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The electrical and mechanical behavior of carbon black filled poly(vinyl acetate) latex-based and solution-based polymer composites was examined. A set of experiments were performed to distinguish composites with a segregated network (emulsion...

Miriyala, Sethu M.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and Transport Properties of Layer-by-Layer Electrospun Composite Proton Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications  

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Composite membranes composed of highly conductive and selective layer-by-layer (LbL) films and electrospun fiber mats were fabricated and characterized for mechanical strength and electrochemical selectivity. The LbL ...

Mannarino, Matthew M.

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Thermal and mechanical properties of polyurethane foams and a survey of insulating concretes at cryogenic temperatures. Final report, January 1979-February 1984  

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Thermal and mechanical properties of expanded plastics, foams, are reported. The system studied was rigid, closed cell, CCl/sub 3/F blown, polyether based polyurethane. The primary temperature range of study was 100 to 300 K; however, several properties were determined to 4 K. The nominal densities of the foams tested were 32, 64, and 96 kg/cu m. Properties reported are thermal conductivity, thermal expansion, strength and moduli in tension and in compression, proportional limit, yield strength, ultimate strength, and shear strength. Physical properties were determined both parallel and perpendicular to the orthogonal axes of the bulk supplies. The gas content of the specimens was determined using a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer and with a gas displacement pycnometer. Empirical procedures for estimating the temperature dependent thermophysical properties were developed. These procedures are based on the experimental data and utilize the characterization parameters for molar gas concentration, gas pressure, and cell morphology. Regulations affecting vapor dispersion in the area around liquefied natural gas facilities make it attractive to construct dikes and impounding areas out of materials having low thermal conductivities. Several insulating concretes have the general properties required for such applications. Screening tests were done to determine the thermal conductivity, modulus of rupture, and the compressive strength of several polyester based materials with glass bead or perlite aggregate and of portland cement based materials with vermiculite or polystyrene aggregate. A bibliography resulting from an extensive literature survey of lightweight concretes is presented. Seven of the references which were particularly applicable are presented in annotated form.

Sparks, L.L.; Arvidson, J.M.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of thermal history on the mechanical properties of carbon fiber-acrylate composites cured by electron beam and thermal processes  

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The mechanical properties of an acrylate resin and its carbon fiber composite, as well as the adhesion strength between them, were characterized in the case of thermal and electron beam curing. The thermal history during the cure was also recorded. It was shown that the properties of the matrix were similar but that the thermal history during the curing had a direct influence on the type of interactions that were generated at the interface, leading to different level of adhesion strength and level of performance for the associated composites. In the case of a thermal cure, the thermal profile allowed the generation of covalent bonding at the interface, leading to a high level of adhesion strength, which was not the case for electron beam curing. The thermal history during the cure appeared to be a determining parameter for the level of performance of composites cured by electron beam.

Vautard, Frederic [ORNL] [ORNL; Ozcan, Soydan [ORNL] [ORNL; Poland, Laura E [ORNL] [ORNL; Meyer III, Harry M [ORNL] [ORNL

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Effects of Post-Weld Heat Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Similar- and Dissimilar-Alloy Friction Stir Welded Blanks  

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Friction stir welding is a solid state joining process with relatively low welding temperatures. Nevertheless, the mechanical properties of friction stir welded blanks are degraded after welding. Indeed, both strength and ductility of the welds are decreased after welding. Often, the resulting friction stir welded blanks need to be formed to their final structural shape. Therefore, the formability of friction stir welded blanks is of primary importance in the manufacturing of structural parts. This paper studies how the mechanical properties and particularly formability of friction stir welded blanks can be improved by applying a post weld heat treatment. Two aluminum alloys from 2000 and 7000 series, namely 2024-T3 and 7075-T6, are selected for the study. The sheet thickness of both materials is 2,0 mm. The selected alloys are welded in three configurations: 2024-T3 and 2024-T3, 7075-T6 and 7075-T6, and 2024-T3 and 7075-T6. The resulting welds are naturally aged for a few months. Three sets of standard dog bone shape tensile test specimens are then machined from the welds. The first set of the specimens is tested without any heat treatment. The second set of the specimens is solution heat treated and quenched before testing. The third set of the specimens is solution heat treated, quenched, and naturally aged for a week before testing. The mechanical properties of the three different sets of specimens are compared with each other. It is shown that careful selection of post weld heat-treatment can greatly improve the formability of friction stir welded blanks.

Zadpoor, Amir Abbas [Materials Innovation Institute (M2i), Mekelweg 2, Delft 2628CD (Netherlands); Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Mekelweg 2, Delft 2629HS (Netherlands); Sinke, Jos [Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Mekelweg 2, Delft 2629HS (Netherlands)

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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PHILOSOPHY HONORS NOMINATION FORM The Philosophy Department offers an honors program for outstanding students in the major. Majors who have a 3.7 GPA in  

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PHILOSOPHY HONORS NOMINATION FORM The Philosophy Department offers an honors program for outstanding students in the major. Majors who have a 3.7 GPA in philosophy (3.25 overall) at the end if philosophy honors are to be awarded. Honors students are expected to maintain an average of 3.7 or better

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Mechanical property, biocorrosion and in vitro biocompatibility evaluations of MgLi(Al)(RE) alloys for future cardiovascular stent  

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February 2013 Keywords: Mg­Li-based alloys Biodegradable Corrosion Biocompatibility In vitro a b s t r a c to the presence of lithium. To improve the mechanical strengths of Mg­Li binary alloys, aluminum and rare earth- corrosion behavior were evaluated by using optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electronic

Zheng, Yufeng

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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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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, 0–1 MPa for elastic small deformation and 0–7 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.

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)

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

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

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

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Effect of oxidation on the mechanical properties of Nextel{trademark}312/BN/Blackglas{trademark} composites  

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Preceramic polymers are attractive precursor materials for the production of low cost continuous fiber reinforced ceramic composites (CFCC) into near net shape components. Currently, CFCC components based upon a Blackglas{trademark} matrix reinforced with Nextel{trademark}312 fibers with a BN rich surface layer are being investigated for gas turbine engine applications. The effects of oxidation on tensile and bend properties were investigated after exposure to flowing air at 600 C for 20--1,000h. A significant reduction in the tensile properties accompanied by increases in fiber pull-out was observed after oxidation for 96 hours. After 500 hours oxidation, strength decreased by 50% relative to as-prepared composites. These results indicate that oxidation beyond 200 hours may be embrittling the composite.

Vaidyanathan, K.R.; Cannon, W.G.; Danforth, S.C. [Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ (United States). Center for Ceramic Research; Tobin, A.G. [Grumman Aerospace and Electronics, Bethpage, NY (United States); Holmes, J.W. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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]. The basic method of characterization of the CNTs is by the number of these concentric shells. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are made up of one shell of graphene rolled along a chiral vector. Multi-walled (MWCNT) carbon nanotubes are made... filler material to a matrix material is alignment. Tremendous research efforts have sought to utilize the magnetic and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes in order to orient them to create conductive pathways. The most common methods have...

White, Kevin

2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Summer 2012 Outstanding  

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identified as a "best practice" by our accrediting body ­ the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools cannot express the amount of time and energy they put into their tasks. Our students and the academy of the auditing section of the CPA Review ­ which has resulted in our students producing pass rates in the top

Karonis, Nicholas T.

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Influence of the interface structure on the thermo-mechanical properties of Cu-X (X = Cr or B)/carbon fiber composites  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two copper alloys/carbon fibers composites have been produced. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Correlation of the thermo-mechanical properties with the microstructure and the chemistry. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A composite with CTE 25% lower than a classic Cu/CF composite has been obtained. -- Abstract: This study focuses on the fabrication, for power electronics applications, of adaptive heat sink material using copper alloys/carbon fibers (CF) composites. In order to obtain composite material with good thermal conductivity and a coefficient of thermal expansion close to the ceramic substrate, it is necessary to have a strong matrix/reinforcement bond. Since there is no reaction between copper and carbon, a carbide element (chromium or boron) is added to the copper matrix to create a strong chemical bond. Composite materials (Cu-B/CF and Cu-Cr/CF) have been produced by a powder metallurgy process followed by an annealing treatment in order to create the carbide at the interphase. Chemical (Electron Probe Micro-Analysis, Auger Electron Spectroscopy) and microstructural (Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopies) techniques were used to study the location of the alloying element and the carbide formation before and after diffusion. Finally, the thermo-mechanical properties have been measured and a promising composite material with a coefficient of thermal expansion 25% lower than a classic copper/carbon heat sink has been obtained.

Veillere, A., E-mail: veillere@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.fr [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 Avenue du Docteur Albert Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac (France); Heintz, J.-M. [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 Avenue du Docteur Albert Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac (France)] [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 Avenue du Docteur Albert Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac (France); Chandra, N. [Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0642 (United States)] [Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0642 (United States); Douin, J. [CNRS, CEMES, 29 Rue Jeanne Marvig, F-31055 Toulouse (France)] [CNRS, CEMES, 29 Rue Jeanne Marvig, F-31055 Toulouse (France); Lahaye, M.; Lalet, G.; Vincent, C.; Silvain, J.-F. [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 Avenue du Docteur Albert Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac (France)] [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 Avenue du Docteur Albert Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac (France)

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Effect of CeO{sub 2} addition on the properties of FeAl based alloy produced by mechanical alloying technique  

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Iron aluminides based on FeAl is notable for their low materials cost, ease of fabrication and good corrosion, suffixation and oxidation resistance. However, the application based on these unique properties still require the development of Fe-Al based alloy since it shows some drawbacks such as a lack of high temperature strength and low ductility. To improve the mechanical properties of FeAl based alloy, ceria (CeO{sub 2}) will be added to this compound. FeAl based alloy produced by the mechanical alloying (MA) technique. The developed specimens then assessed with respect to oxidation behaviour in high temperature, scale microstructure and hardness. The surface morphologies of the alloy evaluated and observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with an energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The phase structures of oxide scale formed on them were identified by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results found that the FeAl intermetallic compound containing CeO{sub 2} 0.5 wt.% is less pores and CeO{sub 2} 1.0 wt.% is more homogen in powder and solid form, higher hardness and increase in their resistance to oxidation behaviour in high temperature compared with another percentage of CeO{sub 2}.

Khaerudini, Deni S.; Muljadi,; Sardjono, P.; Tetuko, Anggito P.; Sebayang, P.; Ginting, M. [Research Center for Physics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Gd. 440, Kawasan Puspiptek Serpong Tangerang 15314 Banten (Indonesia)] [Research Center for Physics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Gd. 440, Kawasan Puspiptek Serpong Tangerang 15314 Banten (Indonesia)

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

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

Meskhidze, Nicholas [NCSU] [NCSU

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

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, collagen with or without (±) elastin were swollen in 0.05 M acetic acid at 4 ± 2°C overnight to produce a 1% (w/v) protein suspension. The resulting suspension was homogenised on ice for 10 min at 9,500 rpm using an Ultra-Turrax VD125 (VWR International... the optimal physical properties and microenvironment for cells. Various different materials have been used to produce scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering; collagen type I (van Luyn et al. 2002; Zimmermann et al. 2002), collagen and glycosaminoglycans...

Grover, CN; Best, Serena Michelle; Cameron, Ruth Elizabeth

2012-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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

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/vacuum coupled pressure gradient. The molten jet rapidly solidifies, as it is in good thermal contact wi th the cir- cular walls of the copper channel. This process (melting and injection) is carried out in inert protective atmospheres (helium). The samples... produced are in the form of cylindrical rods with large length to diameter ratios (40:1). The samples exhibit a good sur- face finish and are of high density. The structural and mechanical characterization of the Cu6 Zr 0(at. %%u) samples produced...

Hays, Charles C.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Koffas, Telly Stelianos

2004-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Surface Treatments on Mechanical Properties and Water Resistance of Kenaf Fiber-Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Composites  

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Effects of surface treatments on the strength and water resistance of kenaf fiber-reinforced unsaturated polyester (UPE) composites were investigated. A new coupling agent that consists of 1,6-diisocyanato-hexane (DIH) and 2-hydroxylethyl acrylate (HEA) was investigated for surface treatments of kenaf fibers. The surface treatments were found to significantly enhance the tensile strength, modulus of rupture, modulus of elasticity, and water resistance of the resulting kenaf UPE composites. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) confirmed that DIH-HEA was covalently bonded onto kenaf fibers. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of the composites revealed that chemical treatment of kenaf fibers with a combination of DIH and HEA improved the interfacial adhesion between kenaf fibers and UPE resin in the DIHHEA-treated kenafUPE composites. The mechanisms by which the chemical treatment of kenaf fiber surfaces improved strength and water resistance of the resulting kenaf UPE composites were discussed.

Ren, Xiaofeng; Qui, Renhui; Fifield, Leonard S.; Simmons, Kevin L.; li, Kaichang

2012-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of Hastelloy X and Inconel 617 after aging 53,000 hours in HTGR-He  

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Twenty-four creep and tensile samples of Hastelloy X, Inconel 617, and each material containing a transverse weldment were aged 53,000 h at 593, 704, and 871{sup 0}C in impure helium that simulated the coolant gas in a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor. Half of the samples were subjected to short-term tensile tests at 25{sup 0}C. Large changes in properties were noted at an aging temperature of 593{sup 0}C, and some overaging occurred at 704 and 871{sup 0}C. The other half of the samples is being creep tested, with each sample tested at its aging temperature. This portion of the test program is in progress, and the trend thus far seems to be that the aged material is weaker than unaged material. Metallographic studies showed that large amounts of precipitate had formed and that these (1) formed continuous intergranular layers that caused brittle fracture and (2) depleted the matrix in solid-solution strengthening elements and thereby reduced the creep strength. 5 refs., 46 figs., 10 tabs.

McCoy, H.E.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of dislocation-solute interactions on the mechanical properties of zirconium-doped NiAl  

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Atom probe field ion microscopy (APFIM) has been used to characterize NiAl microalloyed with molybdenum and zirconium. Field ion images and atom probe analyses revealed segregation of zirconium to dislocation strain fields and ribbon-like morphological features that are probably related to dislocations. These results provide direct experimental evidence in support of the suggestion that the tremendous increase in the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (DBTI) in zirconium-doped NiAl is due to pinning of dislocations by zirconium atoms. Atom probe analyses also revealed segregation of zirconium to grain boundaries. This result is consistent with the change from an intergranular fracture mode in undoped NiAl to a mixture of intergranular and transgranular fracture mode in zirconium-doped NiAl. The NiAl matrix was severely depleted of the solutes molybdenum and zirconium. Small Mo-rich precipitates, detected in the matrix and grain boundaries, are likely to contribute to the significant increase in the room-temperature yield stress of microalloyed NiAl through a precipitation hardening mechanism.

Jayaram, R. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Miller, M.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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Local mechanical properties of Alloy 82/182 dissimilar weld joint between SA508 Gr.1a and F316 SS at RT and 320C  

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This paper presents the variations of local mechanical and microstructural properties in dissimilar metal weld joints consisting of the SA508 Gr.1a ferritic steel, Alloy 82/182 filler metal, and F316 austenitic stainless steel. Flat or round tensile specimens and transmission electron microscopy disks were taken from the base metals, welds, and heat-affected zones (HAZ) of the joints and tested at room temperature (RT) and/or at 320 C. The tensile test results indicated that the mechanical property was relatively uniform within each material zone, but varied considerably between different zones. Further, significant variations were observed both in the austenitic HAZ of F316 SS and in the ferritic HAZ of SA508 Gr.1a. The yield stress (YS) of the weld metal was under-matched with respect to the HAZs of SA508 Gr.1a and F316 SS by 0.78 to 0.92, although the YS was over-matched with respect to both base metals. The minimum ductility occurred in the HAZ of SA508 Gr.1 at both test temperatures. The plastic instability stress also varied considerably in the weld joints, with minimum values occurring in the SA508 Gr.1a base metal at RT and in the HAZ of F316 SS at 320 C, suggesting that the probability of ductile failure caused by a unstable deformation at the Alloy 82/182 buttering layer is low. Within the HAZ of SA508 Gr.1a, the gradient of the YS and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) was significant, primarily because of the different microstructures produced by the phase transformation during the welding process. The increment of YS was unexpectedly high in the HAZ of F316 SS, which was explained by the strain hardening induced by a strain mismatch between the weldment and the base metal. This was confirmed by the transmission electron micrographs showing high dislocation density in the HAZ.

Byun, Thak Sang [ORNL; Kim, Jin Weon [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Life of Die Casting Dies of H13 Steel by Attaining Improved Mechanical Properties and Distortion Control During Heat Treatment  

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The ultimate goal of this project is to increase die casting die life by using fast enough quenching rates to obtain good toughness and fatigue resistance in premium grade H-13 steel dies. The main tasks of the project were to compile a database on physical and mechanical properties of H-13; conduct gas quenching experiments to determine cooling rates of dies in difference vacuum furnaces; measure the as-quenched distortion of dies and the residual stresses; generate finite element analysis models to predict cooling rates, distortion, and residual stress of gas quenched dies; and establish rules and create PC-based expert system for prediction of cooling rates, distortion, and residual stress in vacuum/gas quenched H-13 dies. Cooling curves during gas quenching of H-13 blocks and die shapes have been measured under a variety of gas pressure. Dimensional changes caused by the gas quenching processes have been determined by accurate mapping of all surfaces with coordinate measuring machines before and after the quench. Residual stresses were determined by the ASTM E837 hole-drilling strain gage method. To facilitate the computer modeling work, a comprehensive database of H-13 mechanical and physical properties has been compiled. Finite element analysis of the heat treated shapes has been conducted using the TRAST/ABAQUS codes. There is a good fit between the predicted and measured distortion contours. However, the magnitude of the predicted distortion and residual stresses does not match well the measured values. Further fine tuning of the model is required before it can be used to predict distortion and residual stress in a quantitative manner. This last step is a prerequisite to generating rules for a reliable expert system.

J. F. Wallace; D. Schwam

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric properties of p-type (Bi{sub 1{minus}x}Sb{sub x}){sub 2}Te{sub 3} fabricated by mechanical alloying process  

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Thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline (Bi{sub 1{minus}x}Sb{sub x}){sub 2}Te{sub 3} (0.75 {le} x {le} 0.85), fabricated by mechanical alloying and hot pressing methods, have been investigated. Formation of (Bi{sub 0.25}Sb{sub 0.75}){sub 2}Te{sub 3} alloy powder was completed by mechanical alloying for 5 hours at ball-to-material ratio of 5:1, and processing time for (Bi{sub 1{minus}sub x}Sb{sub x}){sub 2}Te{sub 3} formation increased with Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} content x. When (Bi{sub 0.25}Sb{sub 0.75}){sub 2}Te{sub 3} was hot pressed at temperatures ranging from 300 C to 550 C for 30 minutes, figure-of-merit increased with hot pressing temperature and maximum value of 2.8 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K could be obtained by hot pressing at 550 C. When hot pressed at 550 C, (Bi{sub 0.2}Sb{sub 0.8}){sub 2}Te{sub 3} exhibited figure-of-merit of 2.92 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K, which could be improved to 2.97 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K with addition of 1 wt% Sb as acceptor dopant.

Jung, B.Y.; Choi, J.S.; Oh, T.S.; Hyun, D.B.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the Mechanical Constitutive Properties of Metals as Function of Strain Rate and temperature: A Combined Experimental and Modeling Approach  

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Development and validation of constitutive models for polycrystalline materials subjected to high strain-rate loading over a range of temperatures are needed to predict the response of engineering materials to in-service type conditions. To account accurately for the complex effects that can occur during extreme and variable loading conditions, requires significant and detailed computational and modeling efforts. These efforts must be integrated fully with precise and targeted experimental measurements that not only verify the predictions of the models, but also provide input about the fundamental processes responsible for the macroscopic response. Achieving this coupling between modeling and experiment is the guiding principle of this program. Specifically, this program seeks to bridge the length scale between discrete dislocation interactions with grain boundaries and continuum models for polycrystalline plasticity. Achieving this goal requires incorporating these complex dislocation-interface interactions into the well-defined behavior of single crystals. Despite the widespread study of metal plasticity, this aspect is not well understood for simple loading conditions, let alone extreme ones. Our experimental approach includes determining the high-strain rate response as a function of strain and temperature with post-mortem characterization of the microstructure, quasi-static testing of pre-deformed material, and direct observation of the dislocation behavior during reloading by using the in situ transmission electron microscope deformation technique. These experiments will provide the basis for development and validation of physically-based constitutive models. One aspect of the program involves the direct observation of specific mechanisms of micro-plasticity, as these indicate the boundary value problem that should be addressed. This focus on the pre-yield region in the quasi-static effort (the elasto-plastic transition) is also a tractable one from an experimental and modeling viewpoint. In addition, our approach will minimize the need to fit model parameters to experimental data to obtain convergence. These are critical steps to reach the primary objective of simulating and modeling material performance under extreme loading conditions. During this project, the following achievements have been obtained: 1. Twins have been observed to act as barriers to dislocation propagation and as sources of and sinks to dislocations. 2. Nucleation of deformation twins in nitrogen strengthened steel is observed to be closely associated with planar slip bands. The appearance of long twins through heavily dislocated microstructures occurs by short twins nucleating at one slip band, propagating through the dislocation-free region, and terminating at the next slip band. This process is repeated throughout the entire grain. 3. A tamped-laser ablation loading technique has been developed to introduce high strain rate, high stress and low strains. 4. Both dislocation slip and twinning are present in high strain-rate deformed zirconium, with the relative contribution of each mode to the deformation depending on the initial texture. 5. In situ IR thermal measurements have been used to show that the majority of plastic work is dissipated as heat even under conditions in which twinning is the dominant deformation mode.

Ian Robertson

2007-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Ju Li Professor MIT Electrochemical-mechanical actions computational and experimental research on mechanical properties of materials, and energy storage and conversion Refreshments served at 10:45 AM The creation of a nanoscale electrochemical and mechanical testing platform

Lin, Xi

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COMPLEX MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF STEEL  

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and Metallurgy University of Cambridge Churchill College A dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor. Bhadeshia in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cam- bridge, between October from the Department of Materials Sci- ence and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, especially Mathew

Cambridge, University of

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Complex Mechanical Properties of Steel  

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the third (vertical) which leads to a tetragonal distortion when the site is occupied by an interstitial atom [55]. cation strain field. Thus, carbon in ferrite causes a tetragonal strain and intense hardening, whereas the same solute in the regular octahe... composition D dynamic load d average grain size E elastic modulus ED test error EE calculated error Ew regulator f function h neuron i node K stress intensity factor k constant Kc critical stress intensity factor Keff effective stress intensity factor KIc...

Dimitriu, Radu

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Effects of testing and storage environments on mechanical properties of Ni-plated and bare U-3/4 wt% Ti  

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It was found that storage environments with an adequate supply of oxygen can effectively minimize moisture corrosion of bare U-3/4 Ti. In particular, 0.75 cm/sup 3/ of dry air is calculated to protect 1 cm/sup 2/ of U-3/4 Ti for 20 years storage at room temperature. Consideration of the geometric details of U-3/4 Ti alloy specimens and the free volumes of air (and hence O/sub 2/) available can satisfactorily explain discrepancies in corrosion behavior between recent tests and previously reported data. The storage environment at 70/sup 0/C produces a minor strength increase in bare samples with increasing time. Decreases in ductility are observed for testing conditions of low temperature, low strain rate, and/or high humidity. Surface cracks occur under the same conditions conducive to corrosion, i.e., moderate temperatures, low strain rates, and high humidity. Significant increases in strength result under low-temperature and high-strain-rate conditions of tensile testing. Residual chloride contamination may be responsible for the occasional and otherwise unexplained large scatter in ductility for nominally similar specimens and test conditions. Nickel plating is observed to cause a statistically significant decrease in tensile strength, but no effect on the yield strength or ductility was observed and the presence of high explosive during the aging of tensile bars was observed to have no effect on mechanical properties.

Zehr, S.W.; Johnson, H.R.; Smugeresky, J.E.; Pashman, K.A.; Nagelberg, A.S.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical process Mechanical mechanisms  

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1 Physical process Generation · Mechanical mechanisms F = m·a · Electric/Magnetic mechanisms F ­ Quadrupoles......shear stress fluctuations ­ High order poles...... phys. interpretation difficult Governing

Berlin,Technische Universität

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THE INFLUENCE OF RETAINED AUSTENITE ON THE THICK SECTION MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A COMMERCIAL LOW ALLOY ULTRA-HIGH STRENGTH STEEL  

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of Fracture of High Strength Steels, Final Tech. Report,Arsenal Lab. , K. J. Irvine, Steel Strengthening Mechanisms,Diagrams, United States Steel, Pittsburgh, PA, 1963. E. G.

Horn, R.M.

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Effect of MnO on the microstructures, phase stability and mechanical properties of ceria-partially-stabilized zirconia (Ce-TZP) and Ce-TZP-Al sub 2 O sub 3 composites  

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Effect of increasing amounts of MnO additions on the microstructures, phase stability and mechanical properties of ZrO{sub 2}-12 m% CeO{sub 2} and ZrO{sub 2}-12 m% CeO{sub 2}-10 w% Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} were studied. MnO suppressed grain growth in ZrO{sub 2}-12 m% CeO{sub 2}, while enhancing the mechanical properties significantly (strength=557 MPa, fracture toughness=9.3 MPa.(m){sup 1/2} at 0.2 w% MnO). The enhanced mechanical properties were achieved despite an increased stability of the tetragonal phase as evidenced by a lower burst transformation temperature (M{sub b}) and a reduced volume fraction of the monoclinic phase on the fracture surface. In ZrO{sub 2}-12 m% CeO{sub 2}-10 w% Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, the addition of MnO suppressed the grain size of ZrO{sub 2}, while promoting grain growth and changing the morphology of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. More significantly, the stability of the tetragonal ZrO{sub 2} phase decreased (high M{sub b} temperature) with a concurrent increase in fracture toughness (13.2 MPa.(m){sup 1/2} at 2 w% MnO) and transformation plasticity (1.2% in four-point bending). The widths of the transformation zones observed adjacent to the fracture surfaces showed a consistent inverse relation to the transformation yield stress as would be expected from the mechanics of stress-induced phase transformation at crack tips. The improvements in mechanical properties obtained in the base Ce-TZP and the Ce-TZP-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} composite ceramics with the addition of MnO are critically examined in the context of transformation toughening and other possible mechanisms.

Wang, J.S.; Tsai, J.F.; Shetty, D.K.; Virkar, A.V. (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (USA))

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultralight, ultrastiff mechanical metamaterials  

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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 ...

Zheng, Xiaoyu

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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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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...

Sutter, Steven George

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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International Round-Robin on Transport Properties of Bismuth...  

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Reliability of Transport Properties for Bulk Thermoelectrics Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability Standardization of Transport Properties Measurements: Internal Energy...

291

Representation of State Property Systems  

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

Diederik Aerts; Sylvia Pulmannova

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

292

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

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

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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, and microstructure was determined. Significant improvements in these properties were realized with some sacrifice of ductility. The ausformed (at 950' C) and tempered (at 700' C) A2 tool steel produced 275%, 233%, and 61% higher hardness, YS, and UTS values than...

Shadat, Mohammed Anower

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Mechanics of Jointed and Faulted Rock, Rossmanith (ed) 0 1995 Balkema, Rotterdam. ISBN 90 54 10 54 7 0 Seismic properties of a general fracture  

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7 0 Seismic properties of a general fracture E. Liu British Geological Survey Edinburgh, UK J Inc., Ponca Cig Okla., USA ABSTRACT: In modelling the wave behaviour through fractured and jointed rocks, different models have been proposed to describe the fractures. A fracture can be modelled (1

Edinburgh, University of

295

J Phys. III IYance 7 (1997) 2393-2403 DECEMBER1997, PAGE 2393 Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of NiAl-(Cr)  

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of Materials and its Effects on Microstructures and Properties Abstract. The oxidation resistant light weight of these intermetallics are the low density, good creep strength and high temperature oxidation resistance. Among several discs, valves, etc.) and the relatively high thermal conductivity provides improved cooling efficiency

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

296

Outstanding Problems in Particle Astrophysics  

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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.

Thomas K. Gaisser

2005-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

297

Outstanding Long-Term Liabilities  

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298

1 INTRODUCTION Researches in unsaturated soil mechanics  

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1 INTRODUCTION Researches in unsaturated soil mechanics considerably developed in the past decades exchanges during shearing were also monitored, and Experimental unsaturated soil mechanics Pierre Delage- mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils are presented. The water retention properties of unsaturated soils

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

299

AMEAerospace & Mechanical  

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AMEAerospace & Mechanical Engineering #12;Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design complex mechanical, thermal, fluidic, acousti- cal, optical, and electronic systems, with char- acteristic sizes space. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) students conduct basic and applied research within

Wang, Hai

300

Study of the growth mechanisms of GaN/(Al, Ga)N quantum dots: Correlation between structural and optical properties  

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The ammonia-based molecular beam epitaxy of GaN/(Al, Ga)N quantum dots is investigated using reflection high-energy electron diffraction, atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and photoluminescence. The main steps of the formation kinetics are identified and the influence of diffusion and evaporation processes on both the quantum dot and the wetting layer morphology is addressed. The correlation between the optical and structural properties of such structures finally allows for the analysis of matter exchanges between the quantum dots and the wetting layer during capping.

Sergent, S. [CRHEA-CNRS, Rue Bernard Gregory, Sophia Antipolis, 06560 Valbonne (France); Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Parc Valrose, F-06102 Nice Cedex 2 (France); Damilano, B.; Huault, T.; Brault, J.; Tottereau, O.; Vennegues, P.; Leroux, M.; Semond, F.; Massies, J. [CRHEA-CNRS, Rue Bernard Gregory, Sophia Antipolis, 06560 Valbonne (France); Korytov, M.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RATDAMPER - A Numerical Model for Coupling Mechanical and Hydrological Properties within the Disturbed Rock Zone at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  

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A numerical model for predicting damage and permeability in the disturbed rock zone (DRZ) has been developed. The semi-empirical model predicts damage based on a function of stress tensor invariant. For a wide class of problems hydrologic/mechanical coupling is necessary for proper analysis. The RATDAMPER model incorporates dilatant volumetric strain and permeability. The RATDAMPER model has been implemented in a weakly coupled code, which combines a finite element structural code and a finite difference multi-phase fluid flow code. Using the development of inelastic volumetric strain, a value of permeability can be assigned. This flexibility allows empirical permeability functional relationships to be evaluated.

RATH,JONATHAN S.; PFEIFLE,T.W.; HUNSCHE,U.

2000-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

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

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

303

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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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.

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

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

304

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SENIOR WINS FIRST PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION  

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SENIOR WINS FIRST PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2009-2010 Mechanical. The competition took place at the 2010 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition measurement of curvature and mechanical properties of cellular specimens. This successful project

Holsinger, Kent

305

Experimental unsaturated soil mechanics  

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

Delage, Pierre

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Transport and mechanical property evaluation of (AgSbTe){sub 1-x}(GeTe){sub x} (x=0.80, 0.82, 0.85, 0.87, 0.90)  

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(AgSbTe{sub 2}){sub 1-x}(GeTe){sub x} (known collectively by the acronym of their constituent elements as TAGS-x, where x designates the mole fraction of GeTe) materials, despite being described over 40 years ago, have only recently been studied in greater detail from a fundamental standpoint. We have prepared a series of samples with composition (AgSbTe{sub 2}){sub 1-x}(GeTe){sub x} (x=0.80, 0.82, 0.85, 0.87 and 0.90). Cast ingots of the above compositions were ground and consolidated by spark plasma sintering (SPS). Sintering conditions, specifically high applied pressures of 65 MPa and slow heating rates, were identified as important variables that lead to samples with low porosity and good mechanical strength. The resulting ingots were cut for high temperature electrical, thermal transport and mechanical property evaluation. TAGS-85 was found to have the highest ZT of all samples investigated (ZT=1.36 at 700 K) as a result of its very low value of thermal conductivity. Hall effect measurements performed from 5 to 300 K found these materials to have complex multi-band transport characteristics. - Graphical Abstract: Powder X-ray diffraction of TAGS-x (x=0.80, 0.82, 0.85, 0.87 and 0.90) showing characteristic bifurcation indicative of rhombohedral structure.

Salvador, James R., E-mail: james.salvador@gm.c [Materials and Processes Laboratory, GM R and D Center, Warren, MI 48090 (United States); Yang, J. [Materials and Processes Laboratory, GM R and D Center, Warren, MI 48090 (United States); Shi, X. [Optimal, Inc. Plymouth Township, MI 48170 (United States); Wang, H.; Wereszczak, A.A. [High Temperature Materials Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

307

LARGE SCALE SIMULATIONS OF THE MECHANCIAL PROPERTIES OF LAYERED TRANSITION METAL TERNARY COMPOUNDS FOR FOSSIL ENERGY POWER SYSTEM APPLICATIONS  

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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.

Ching, Wai-Yim

2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

308

E-Print Network 3.0 - achilles tendon mechanical Sample Search...  

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mechanical Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: achilles tendon mechanical Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Mechanical properties of the...

309

Deformation of shale: mechanical properties and indicators of mechanisms  

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Basins, shales of Devonian age are commonly considered reservoir rocks I' or natural gas [Woodward, 1958; Lockett, 1968; Long, 1979; Gonzales and Johnson, 1985], Economic gas production from the Devonian shales of these basins is associated...] and slates [Donath, 1961], may be expected to be weak. Finally, Microstructural studies of deformed shales have been restricted by optical resolution, and the role of crystal plasticity in clays may have been overlooked. Results for the brittle and semi...

Ibanez, William Dayan

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics  

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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

Berlin,Technische Universität

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Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics  

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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

Berlin,Technische Universität

312

Thermoelectric properties of n-type Bi{sub 2}(Te{sub 1{minus}x}Se{sub x}){sub 3} fabricated by mechanical alloying and hot pressing  

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Thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline Bi{sub 2}(Te{sub 1{minus}x}Se{sub x}){sub 3} (0.05 {le} x {le} 0.25), fabricated by mechanical alloying and hot pressing, have been investigated. Formation of n-type Bi{sub 2}(Te{sub 0.9}Se{sub 0.1}){sub 3} alloy powders was completed by mechanical alloying for 3 hours at ball-to-material ratio of 5:1, and processing time for Bi{sub 2}(Te{sub 1{minus}x}Se{sub x}){sub 3} formation increased with Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} content x. Figure-of-merit of Bi{sub 2}(Te{sub 0.9}Se{sub 0.1}) was markedly increased by hot pressing at temperatures above 450 C, and maximum value of 1.9 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K was obtained by hot pressing at 550 C. With addition of 0.015 wt% Bi as acceptor dopant, figure-of-merit of Bi{sub 2}(Te{sub 0.9}Se{sub 0.1}){sub 3} was hot pressed at 550 C, could be improved to 2.1 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K. When Bi{sub 2}(Te{sub 1{minus}x}Se{sub x}){sub 3} was hot pressed at 550 C, figure-of-merit increased from 1.14 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K to 1.92 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K with increasing Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} content x from 0.05 to 0.15, and then decreased to 1.30 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K for x = 0.25 composition.

Kim, H.J.; Choi, J.S.; Oh, T.S.; Hyun, D.B.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Mechanical properties of insulators for Accelerator Magnets  

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­ ~Mylar, glass fibre, epoxy resin ­ ~2mm thick · NbTi Superconducting Magnets ­ ~Kapton & epoxy ­ ~40µm thick · Nb3Sn Superconducting Magnets ­ ~S-glass fibre, epoxy resin, cyanate ester ­ ~400µm thick 3 #12 with epoxy resin 4 Useful to recap glass fibre/polymer composites #12;Glass fibre/epoxy composites 5 ·A

McDonald, Kirk

314

Master thesis Model for Mechanical Properties  

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of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang University-Rolled Steels By Ryu, Joo Hyun Department of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate Institute of Science in the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Pohang, Korea December

Cambridge, University of

315

Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Graphene.  

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??Graphene is an exciting new atomically-thin two-dimensional (2D) system of carbon atoms organized in a hexagonal lattice structure. This "wonder material" has been extensively studied… (more)

Bao, Wenzhong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Graphene  

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in carbon nanotube Josephson Junctions, Phys. Rev. Lett. ,45 Fig. 3-1 (a) Schematic diagram of Josephson junction. (b)An SEM image of a xviii graphene Josephson junction

Bao, Wenzhong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Graphene  

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another method to exfoliate relative large graphene flakes,graphene devices, we exfoliate graphene sheets on standardfabrication process. We first exfoliate graphene sheets on

Bao, Wenzhong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POROUS PNZT POLYCRYSTALLINE CERAMICS  

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in Two-Phase Brittle-Matrix Ceramic Composites," Ibid. , R.ceramic. Spherical pores (110-150ym diameter) were introduced by using The matrix

Biswas, D.R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Graphene  

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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 (

Bao, Wenzhong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Mechanical Properties of Materials for Fusion Power  

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by a cooling system. Their kinetic energy is transformed into heat and electricity via steam turbines other university. This dissertation does not exceed 60,000 words in length. Some of the work described

Cambridge, University of

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Historic Properties  

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education, and technical preservation assistance for properties at LANL. Potential Los Alamos park properties include buildings in the town of Los Alamos associated with the...

322

Biomineralized structural materials with functional optical properties  

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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 ...

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Mechanical memory  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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)

2006-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

324

Mechanical memory  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

325

Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures"  

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Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures" Thursday, October 31st, 2013 12:00 ­ 12:50 PM Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building Challenges in Nanocomposites: Mixing and Predictable mechanical, thermal and electrical properties, rendering them as ideal fillers for advanced polymer

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

326

Bridging properties of multiblock copolymers.  

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Using self-consistent field theory, we attempt to elucidate the links between microscopically determined properties, such as the bridging fraction of chains, and mechanical properties of multiblock copolymer materials. We determine morphological aspects such as period and interfacial width and calculate the bridging fractions, and compare with experimental data .

Rasmussen, K. O. (Kim O.); Kober, E. M. (Edward M.); Lookman, T. (Turab); Saxena, A. B. (Avadh B.)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Computational mechanics  

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The Computational Mechanics thrust area sponsors research into the underlying solid, structural and fluid mechanics and heat transfer necessary for the development of state-of-the-art general purpose computational software. The scale of computational capability spans office workstations, departmental computer servers, and Cray-class supercomputers. The DYNA, NIKE, and TOPAZ codes have achieved world fame through our broad collaborators program, in addition to their strong support of on-going Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) programs. Several technology transfer initiatives have been based on these established codes, teaming LLNL analysts and researchers with counterparts in industry, extending code capability to specific industrial interests of casting, metalforming, and automobile crash dynamics. The next-generation solid/structural mechanics code, ParaDyn, is targeted toward massively parallel computers, which will extend performance from gigaflop to teraflop power. Our work for FY-92 is described in the following eight articles: (1) Solution Strategies: New Approaches for Strongly Nonlinear Quasistatic Problems Using DYNA3D; (2) Enhanced Enforcement of Mechanical Contact: The Method of Augmented Lagrangians; (3) ParaDyn: New Generation Solid/Structural Mechanics Codes for Massively Parallel Processors; (4) Composite Damage Modeling; (5) HYDRA: A Parallel/Vector Flow Solver for Three-Dimensional, Transient, Incompressible Viscous How; (6) Development and Testing of the TRIM3D Radiation Heat Transfer Code; (7) A Methodology for Calculating the Seismic Response of Critical Structures; and (8) Reinforced Concrete Damage Modeling.

Goudreau, G.L.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Mechanical Dissipation in Silicon Flexures  

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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.

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

2005-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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J. Sulem, P. Lazar, I. Vardoulakis (2007): Thermo-Poro-Mechanical Properties of Clayey Gouge and Application to Rapid Fault Shearing, Int. J. Numer. Anal. Meth. Geomech., 2007; 31:523540.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and temperature increase leading to pore fluid vaporization. Published in: Int. J. Numer. Anal. Meth. Geomech circulating fluids and fault mechanics with particular focus on the hydro-thermo-mechanical couplings has been renewed in the geophysics community during the recent years. Active fault drilling operations

Boyer, Edmond

330

Qualitative insights on fundamental mechanics  

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The gap between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics has an important interpretive implication: the Universe must have an irreducible fundamental level, which determines the properties of matter at higher levels of organization. We show that the main parameters of any fundamental model must be theory-independent. They cannot be predicted, because they cannot have internal causes. However, it is possible to describe them in the language of classical mechanics. We invoke philosophical reasons in favor of a specific model, which treats particles as sources of real waves. Experimental considerations for gravitational, electromagnetic, and quantum phenomena are outlined.

G. N. Mardari

2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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17/03/2014 12:45:49 PMLast modified:Top 10 Employer for Staff of Diverse Sexualities and GendersEmployer of Choice for Women For use when seeking to attract candidates with particular skills, retain employees, reward employees for outstanding performance  

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, reward employees for outstanding performance or in response to market demand. Refer to University Policy Allowance $ pa (see Section 3, point 1) Retention Allowance $ pa (see Section 3, point 2) Market Allowance ALLOWANCE (Performance Allowance, Bonus Payments, Attraction Allowance, Retention Allowance, Market

Tobar, Michael

332

Agreement Mechanisms  

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333

Mechanical Feedback: From stellar wind bubbles to starbursts  

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The current understanding of mechanical feedback is reviewed by evaluating the standard, adiabatic model for shell formation and evolution. This model is relevant to phenomena ranging from individual stellar-wind bubbles to galactic superwinds, forming the basis for our understanding of the multiphase ISM, IGM, and galactic evolutionary processes. Although significant discrepancies between the model and observation have been identified, to date there are none that require a fundamental revision. A variety of evidence, ranging over three orders of magnitude in spatial scale, is broadly consistent with the standard model. This includes kinematics of individual objects, observations of hot gas, the size distribution of HI shells, and outflow rates from starburst galaxies. However, some of the most pressing issues relating to shell evolution are still outstanding and obstruct efforts to resolve key questions like the fate of the hot gas.

M. S. Oey; C. J. Clarke; P. Massey

2001-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of Frictional Behavior of Punchbowl Fault Gouges Sheared at Seismic Slip Rates and Mechanical and Hydraulic Properties of Nankai Trough Accretionary Prism Sediments Deformed at Different Loading Paths  

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Frictional measurements were made on natural fault gouge at seismic slip rates using a high-speed rotary-shear apparatus to study effects of slip velocity, acceleration, displacement, normal stress, and water content. Thermal-, mechanical...

Kitajima, Hiroko

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

335

Mechanical Engineering ME 3720 FLUID MECHANICS  

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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

Panchagnula, Mahesh

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Aspects of the mechanics of metallic glasses  

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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, ...

Henann, David Lee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Mechanical Engineering RESEARCH PROJECT  

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#12;Department of Mechanical Engineering OVERVIEW · Combustion of alternative biofuels for automotive · Combustion properties of biofuels, including biodiesel and biojet fuels · Shock tube ignition experiments for a New Generation of Aircrafts · Jets Manipulation and

Barthelat, Francois

338

Key Physical Mechanisms in Nanostructured Solar Cells  

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

Dr Stephan Bremner

2010-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON GEOPHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL BOREHOLE MEASUREMENTS AT STRIPA  

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mechanical properties of granite, Stripa, Sweden. TR 77-92.Measurements in the Stripa Granite. Berkeley Laboratoryof Groundwaters in the Stripa Granite: Lawrence Berkeley

Nelson, P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

NOMINATION FOR RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT  

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which systematically aims to burn over 35,870 acres annually. All timber harvest and prescribed fire Branch, the Office of the Garrison Commander, and off-post logging companies. The weather

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NOMINATION FOR RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT  

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at a State wide presentation which every Island's MS4 permit holders were represented. The HDOH and EPA recommended to other permit holders that had difficulty in meeting compliance in Public Outreach

342

Facility Representative Program Outstanding at ID  

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343

Awards recognize outstanding LANL Tech Transfer  

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Sandia National Laboratories: 2014 Outstanding Engineer Award  

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345

Optical adhesive property study  

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Tests were performed to characterize the mechanical and thermal properties of selected optical adhesives to identify the most likely candidate which could survive the operating environment of the Direct Optical Initiation (DOI) program. The DOI system consists of a high power laser and an optical module used to split the beam into a number of channels to initiate the system. The DOI requirements are for a high shock environment which current military optical systems do not operate. Five candidate adhesives were selected and evaluated using standardized test methods to determine the adhesives` physical properties. EC2216, manufactured by 3M, was selected as the baseline candidate adhesive based on the test results of the physical properties.

Sundvold, P.D.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Mechanisms of Core-Collapse Supernovae & Simulation Results from the CHIMERA Code  

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Unraveling the mechanism for core-collapse supernova explosions is an outstanding computational challenge and the problem remains essentially unsolved despite more than four decades of effort. However, much progress in realistic modeling has occurred recently through the availability of multi-teraflop machines and the increasing sophistication of supernova codes. These improvements have led to some key insights which may clarify the picture in the not too distant future. Here we briefly review the current status of the three explosion mechanisms (acoustic, MHD, and neutrino heating) that are currently under active investigation, concentrating on the neutrino heating mechanism as the one most likely responsible for producing explosions from progenitors in the mass range ~10 to ~25 solar masses. We then briefly describe the CHIMERA code, a supernova code we have developed to simulate core-collapse supernovae in 1, 2, and 3 spatial dimensions. We finally describe the results of an ongoing suite of 2D simulations...

Bruenn, S W; Hix, W R; Blondin, J M; Marronetti, P; Messer, O E B; Dirk, C J; Yoshida, S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

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.

2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

348

Transitional properties of starch colloid with particle size reduction from micro-to nanometer  

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. Furthermore, this process led to the transition of fluid properties without affecting the crystal structure mechanical properties, starch nano- crystals have also been found to be excellent reinforcements

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arterial wall properties Sample Search...  

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properties Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Effects of elastin haploinsufficiency on the mechanical behavior of mouse arteries Summary: properties to artery wall composition....

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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

351

The design and synthesis of polymeric assemblies for materials applications : chemosensing, liquid crystal alignment and block copolymers  

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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 ...

Cox, Jason R. (Jason Robert)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Increasing carbon nanotube forest density  

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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 ...

McCarthy, Alexander P

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles, Fall 2007  

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Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: thermodynamics, probability ...

Kardar, Mehran

354

8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles, Fall 2005  

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Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: thermodynamics, probability ...

Kardar, Mehran

355

Mechanics of Isolated Horizons  

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A set of boundary conditions defining an undistorted, non-rotating isolated horizon are specified in general relativity. A space-time representing a black hole which is itself in equilibrium but whose exterior contains radiation admits such a horizon. However, the definition is applicable in a more general context, such as cosmological horizons. Physically motivated, (quasi-)local definitions of the mass and surface gravity of an isolated horizon are introduced and their properties analyzed. Although their definitions do not refer to infinity, these quantities assume their standard values in the static black hole solutions. Finally, using these definitions, the zeroth and first laws of black hole mechanics are established for isolated horizons.

Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Stephen Fairhurst

1999-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

356

Model to predict the mechanical behaviour of oriented rigid PVC  

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Model to predict the mechanical behaviour of oriented rigid PVC D. J. Hitt*1 and D. Miroshnychenko2 The mechanical properties of PVC sheets can be modified substantially by both uniaxial and biaxial stretching pattern in the relationship between tensile properties of oriented PVC products and imposed strains

Miroshnychenko, Dmitri

357

Mechanical Engineer Company Description  

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Mechanical Engineer Company Description Control Solutions Inc. is a small, dynamic, and rapidly. Position Description The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for all aspects associated with the mechanical enclosures, brackets, cabling assemblies among others. Systems include mechanisms, sensors, hydraulics, among

Kostic, Milivoje M.

358

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Ross Schlueter  

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Ross Schlueter Engineering Deputy For Mechanical Engineering Russ Wells Mechanical Engineering Department Deputy ELECTRONICS, SOFTWARE & INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING Henrik von Der Sen Mechanical Admin. Assist. Joan Wolter Electronics Admin. Assist. Marilyn Wong Division Admin

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abrasive wear properties: Topics by E-print Network  

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and Dissertations Summary: ??The mechanical properties and wear behaviour of B(SiC) fibre-reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) and aluminium alloy (2014) produced by...

360

Properties of the Top Quark  

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The aim of particle physics is the understanding of elementary particles and their interactions. The current theory of elementary particle physics, the Standard Model, contains twelve different types of fermions which (neglecting gravity) interact through the gauge bosons of three forces. In addition a scalar particle, the Higgs boson, is needed for theoretical consistency. These few building blocks explain all experimental results found in the context of particle physics, so far. Nevertheless, it is believed that the Standard Model is only an approximation to a more complete theory. First of all the fourth known force, gravity, has withstood all attempts to be included until now. Furthermore, the Standard Model describes several features of the elementary particles like the existence of three families of fermions or the quantisation of charges, but does not explain these properties from underlying principles. Finally, the lightness of the Higgs boson needed to explain the symmetry breaking is difficult to maintain in the presence of expected corrections from gravity at high scales. This is the so called hierarchy problem. In addition astrophysical results indicate that the universe consists only to a very small fraction of matter described by the Standard Model. Large fractions of dark energy and dark matter are needed to describe the observations. Both do not have any correspondence in the Standard Model. Also the very small asymmetry between matter and anti-matter that results in the observed universe built of matter (and not of anti-matter) cannot be explained until now. It is thus an important task of experimental particle physics to test the predictions of the Standard Model to the best possible accuracy and to search for deviations pointing to necessary extensions or modifications of our current theoretical understanding. The top quark was predicted to exist by the Standard Model as the partner of the bottom quark. It was first observed in 1995 by the Tevatron experiments CDF and D0 and was the last of the quarks to be discovered. As the partner of the bottom quark the top quark is expected to have quantum numbers identical to that of the other known up-type quarks. Only the mass is a free parameter. We now know that it is more than 30 times heavier than the next heaviest quark, the bottom quark. Thus, within the Standard Model all production and decay properties are fully defined. Having the complete set of quarks further allows to verify constraints that the Standard Model puts on the sum of all quarks or particles. This alone is reason enough to experimentally study the top quark properties. The high value of the top quark mass and its closeness to the electroweak scale has inspired people to speculate that the top quark could have a special role in the electroweak symmetry breaking. Confirming the expected properties of the top quark experimentally establishes the top quark as we expect it to be. Any deviation from the expectations gives hints to new physics that may help to solve the outstanding questions. In this review the recent results on top quark properties obtained by the Tevatron experiments CDF and D0 are summarized. At the advent of the LHC special emphasis is given to the basic measurement methods and the dominating systematic uncertainties. After a short introduction to the Standard Model and the experimental environment in the remainder of this chapter, Chapter 2 describes the current status of top quark mass measurements. Then measurments of interaction properties are described in Chapter 3. Finally, Chapter 4 deals with analyses that consider hypothetical particles beyond the Standard Model in the observed events.

Wicke, Daniel; /Wuppertal U., Dept. Math.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Mechanical instability at finite temperature  

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Many physical systems including lattices near structural phase transitions, glasses, jammed solids, and bio-polymer gels have coordination numbers that place them at the edge of mechanical instability. Their properties are determined by an interplay between soft mechanical modes and thermal fluctuations. In this paper we investigate a simple square-lattice model with a $\\phi^4$ potential between next-nearest-neighbor sites whose quadratic coefficient $\\kappa$ can be tuned from positive negative. We show that its zero-temperature ground state for $\\kappa power-law behavior of the shear modulus as a function of temperature. We expect our study to provide a general framework for the study of finite-temperature mechanical and phase behavior of other systems with a large number of floppy modes.

Xiaoming Mao; Anton Souslov; Carlos I. Mendoza; T. C. Lubensky

2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

362

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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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...

Mari, Jean-Luc

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

ENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS THINK COMPOSITE  

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ENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS THINK COMPOSITE "THINK outside the box" for more competitive structural COMPOSITES Dr. Melih Papila Visiting Professor, Aero/Astro Department, Stanford University. Adv. Composites and Polymer Processing Lab., Sabanci University, Istanbul. mpapila

Ponce, V. Miguel

364

Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (One Mechanic Shop)  

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The position is a Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (One Mechanic Shop) located in Kent, Washington, and will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a field garage performing...

365

Synthesis, characterization, and gas-sensing properties of monodispersed SnO{sub 2} nanocubes  

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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.

Runa, A; Bala, Hari, E-mail: hari@hpu.edu.cn, E-mail: fuwy56@163.com; Wang, Yan; Chen, Jingkuo; Zhang, Bowen; Li, Huayang; Fu, Wuyou, E-mail: hari@hpu.edu.cn, E-mail: fuwy56@163.com; Wang, Xiaodong; Sun, Guang; Cao, Jianliang; Zhang, Zhanying [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Cultivating Base for Key Laboratory of Environment-friendly Inorganic Materials in University of Henan Province, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454000 (China)

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

366

Fusion is an Outstanding Physics Challenge and is Connected to Other Outstanding Challenges  

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: still not transparent · Solar magnetic field poses problems · Complexity, catastrophe and physics (more advanced) Burning Plasma Self-heating (Self organization) External- heating (control) Wave is Widely Accepted as the Primary Objective for a Next Step in Fusion Science · Grunder Panel (98

367

Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering  

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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

Barrash, Warren

368

PROPERTY MANUAL Berkeley Laboratory Property Management  

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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 of Property Management Policies · I. Parties and Organizations Responsible for Property · II. Acquiring

Knowles, David William

369

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student  

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......................................................................................9 Engineering Career Services ................................................................9 McMechanical Engineering Graduate Student Handbook January 2014 Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison #12;Mechanical Engineering Web Page: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/me Graduate

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

370

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

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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

Mountziaris, T. J.

371

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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and the Department of Mechanical Engineering Tufts University Retooling Our Energy Ecosystem: challengesMechanical engineering Department Seminar Robert J. Hannemann The Gordon Institute and Chair of the Tufts Department of Mechanical Engineering. His technical and academic interests

372

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR  

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HANDBOOK FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR Old Dominion University Department of Mechanical Engineering Batten College of Engineering and Technology Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0247 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HANDBOOK

373

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Katia Bertoldi Harvard University Soft materials in response to diverse stimuli. While the mechanical attributes - such as energy absorption, stiffness and switchable functionalities. Katia Bertoldi is an Assistant Professor of Applied Mechanics at Harvard

374

Historic Properties  

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375

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

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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

Mountziaris, T. J.

376

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate  

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Mechanical Engineering Department Undergraduate Advising Manual for Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics 2011-2012 - Updated April 15, 2012 #12;Johns Hopkins University ­ Department of Mechanical Engineering 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student Advising Manual Page 2

Ghosh, Somnath

377

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar James Bird Department of Mechanical Engineering Boston ­ are discussed. James Bird is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Boston completed post-doctoral research at MIT. His research interests include experimental fluid mechanics

378

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate  

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Mechanical Engineering Department Undergraduate Advising Manual for Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics 2012-2013 - Updated July 14, 2013 #12;Johns Hopkins University ­ Department of Mechanical Engineering 2012-2013 Undergraduate Student Advising Manual Page 2

Ghosh, Somnath

379

Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group  

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Mechanical 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 evolved with the complexity of instrument design demands, LASP mechanical engineers develop advanced

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

380

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

Standiford, Richard B.

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381

Combined Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Studies of...  

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Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Studies of the Electron-Transfer Reactions Involving Carbon Tetrachloride in Combined Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Studies of the...

382

Sandia National Laboratories: Mechanical Testing  

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EnergyNuclear Energy Systems Laboratory (NESL) Brayton LabMechanical Testing Mechanical Testing Mechanical Testing Overview Mechanical 1-2 (2008). Standard Test Methods for...

383

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

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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 incorporation of CNT/Fs in a...

Yazdanbakhsh, Ardavan

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

384

The structure and mechanics of nanofibrillar cellulose foams  

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Crystalline nanofibrillar cellulose has remarkable mechanical properties: a Young's modulus of about 130 GPa and a tensile strength in the range of 750–1000 MPa. Recently, there has been increasing interest in exploiting ...

Ali, Zubaidah Mohammed

385

In Situ Small Scale Mechanical Characterization of Materials Under Environmental  

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, aluminum and titanium alloys were examined using those two techniques. Analysis of their behavior in comparison with their published mechanical properties made it possible to establish connections between test parameters and conventional uniaxial tensile...

Sanders, Matthew Wayne

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

386

Nanocomposite Thin Films for both Mechanical and Functional Applications  

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The design methodology and realization of nanocomposite films aiming for mechanical (superhardness, toughness) and functional (optical, microelectronic) properties were discussed in this paper. Superhard TiCrCN and ...

Zhang, Sam

387

Mechanics of Atherosclerosis, Hypertension Induced Growth, and Arterial Remodeling  

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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...

Hayenga, Heather Naomi

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

388

Internal pipe attachment mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An attachment mechanism 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.

Bast, Richard M. (Livermore, CA); Chesnut, Dwayne A. (Pleasanton, CA); Henning, Carl D. (Livermore, CA); Lennon, Joseph P. (Livermore, CA); Pastrnak, John W. (Livermore, CA); Smith, Joseph A. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Internal pipe attachment mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

390

Experimental Mechanical and Fluid Mechanical Investigations of the Brass Instrument Lip-reed and the Human Vocal Folds   

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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 ...

Newton, Michael James

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

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

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

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

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

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

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

Kalcioglu, Zeynep Ilke

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Mechanical Properties of Alkali Resistant Glass Fabric Composites  

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of research experience in civil engineering materials. He is a member of American Concrete Institute University. She is an independent consultant for Stealth Management Group, LLC focusing on construction, planning and development of hotels and other commercial projects. Corina-Maria Aldea is senior materials

Mobasher, Barzin

394

Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Modified Graphene Devices  

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Finally, wafers are rinsed by IPA (isopropyl alcohol) andIsopropyl Alcohol ( MIBK/IPA) (1:3) solution for 65 seconds,by 60 seconds rinsing in IPA. (3) Metal deposition and lift

ZHANG, HANG

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Mechanical properties of normotensive and hypertensive female rat carotid arteries  

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filament involved in muscle contraction, forms the thick filament. No slip condition ? boundary condition enforcing the theory that the fluid layer in direct contact with a surface is moving with the same velocity as the surface. Opening Angle Tests... methodology. Chapter II presents biomechanics theory that is fundamental to device design, experimental protocols, and quantitative analysis of results. Chapter III describes two systems fabricated to answer questions posed in response to the above stated...

Smith, Katherine Elizabeth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

396

Mechanical properties of materials for fusion power plants  

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of event A and B (also written P(A ? B) tN Output vector {t1, t2, ..., tN} viii tˆ Mean value wj Weight j of the network xj Input j of the network x Un–normalised value in the database xn Normalised value in the database xmax Maximum value in the database... .01, Sn 0.003, N 0.053, O 0.006 in wt%, normalised 30 min at 1040?C and tempered 5 h at 700?C 3C 0.09, Mn 0.50, P 0.011, S 0.004, Si 0.18, Ni 0.43, Cr 11.99, Mo 0.93, V 0.27, Nb 0.018, Ti 0.003, Co 0.017, Cu 0.05, Al 0.030, W 0.54, Sn 0.02, N 0.020, O 0...

Forsik, Stéphane Alexis Jacques

397

Measurements of electrical and mechanical properties of aluminum composite cryoconductors  

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developed by Alcoa for high temperature applicationsi. To test the formability of the new matrix material with the pure aluminum filaments, Oberly and Ho' developed the following study based on requirements for a pulsed energy storage device. Pulsed..., relevant literature covering development studies on the Alcoa composite cryoconductor is reviewed below. The following summaries cover the period from 1990 to the current year (1993). In the 1990 publication of Advances in Cryogenic Engineering...

Sundby, Paul C.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

The Mechanical and Tribological Properties or Ion Implanted Ceramics  

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by Wei et al (1987a. b) has shown that ion beam mixing of some ceramic discs with Ti, Ni or Co can result in reduced coefficients of friction at 800°C in a simulated diesel exhaust environment. 1.1.3 Oxidation and Corrosion Surface films have long... the nuclear cross section will begin to dominate, the probability of scattering increases, and the ion will lose more of its energy in elastic atomic collisions. The collisions may result in "knock-on" of the target atoms, a process which requires...

Bull, Stephen John

1988-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

399

Predicting Wear From Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Polymers  

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: poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA, RTP Company), polyphenylsulfone (Solvay Advanced Poly- mers, L.L.C.), and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF, Solvay Solexis, Inc.). Other polymers were polystyrene (PS, Aldrich Chemicals

North Texas, University of

400

Microscopic modulation of mechanical properties in transparent insect wings  

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We report on the measurement of local friction and adhesion of transparent insect wings using an atomic force microscope cantilever down to nanometre length scales. We observe that the wing-surface is decorated with 10??m long and 2??m wide islands that have higher topographic height. The friction on the islands is two orders of magnitude higher than the back-ground while the adhesion on the islands is smaller. Furthermore, the high islands are decorated with ordered nano-wire-like structures while the background is full of randomly distributed granular nano-particles. Coherent optical diffraction through the wings produce a stable diffraction pattern revealing a quasi-periodic organization of the high islands over the entire wing. This suggests a long-range order in the modulation of friction and adhesion which is directly correlated with the topography. The measurements unravel novel functional design of complex wing surface and could find application in miniature biomimetic devices.

Arora, Ashima; Kumar, Pramod; Bhagavathi, Jithin; Singh, Kamal P., E-mail: kpsingh@iisermohali.ac.in; Sheet, Goutam, E-mail: goutam@iisermohali.ac.in [Department of Physical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, Punjab 140306 (India)

2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation into mechanical properties of bone and its main constituents  

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during the progression of osteoporosis will help to clarifyfor prevention and cure of osteoporosis in the future.D, Rosen, CJ. (Eds. ), Osteoporosis, 3rd ed. Elsevier, Inc,

Evdokimenko, Ekaterina

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

MECHANICAL PROPERTY-MICROSTRUCTURAL RELATIONSHIPS IN ABALONE SHELL*  

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of component phases (e.g., metal and ceramic matrix composites); and (iii) tape casting and infiltration (e MPa-m"1 2 ; these values are comparablewith or better than most "high technology" ceramic materials such as cermet (ceramic-metal) and cerpoly (ceramic-polymer) composites. INTRODUCTION In the quest to develop

Aksay, Ilhan A.

403

EARLY-AGE CRACKING REVIEW: MECHANISMS, MATERIAL PROPERTIES,  

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Nuclear Solutions Cooperative Research Agreement (CRADA) CR-08-001. Reference herein to any specific

Bentz, Dale P.

404

Analysis of radiation mechanism and polarizing properties of metamaterials  

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(cont.) isotropic permeability. The characteristics used as a basis for comparison are: 1. Leakage of light (transmittance) through a pair of crossed-polarizers, and 2. Fresnel coefficients of a single polarizer. The ...

Nikku, Madhusudhan, 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Mechanical Properties and Oxidation Behaviour of Electroconductive Ceramic Composites  

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obtained by Hot Pressing (HP). In view of the results, the high performance composite grade SiC-HfB2 has for industrial furnaces, aerospace parts... The studies are mainly concerned with the SiC-TiC and SiC- TiB2 pressed at 200 MPa and the crude cylinder was hot isostatically pressed within a silica container at 1850

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

406

RIS-M-2230 THERMAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NITROGEN  

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viscosity Liquid enthalpy density heat capacity - conductivity dynamic viscosity Surface tension Conven Temperature Pressure Latent heat of evaporation Gas enthalpy density - heat capacity conductivity - dynamic of nitrogen liquid and gas (1 to 6 bar) are presented. The approximations are polynomials worked out

407

Mechanical Properties of a Metal Powder-Loaded Polyurethane Foam  

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Quasi-static compression tests have been performed on polyurethane foam specimens. The modulus of the foam exhibited a power-law dependence with respect to density of the form: E* {proportional_to} {rho}*{sup n}, where n = 1.7. The modulus data is well described by a simple geometric model (attributed to the work of Gibson and Ashby) for closed-cell foam in which the stiffness of the foam is governed by the flexure of the cell struts and cell walls. The compressive strength of the foam is also found to follow a power-law behavior with respect to foam density. In this instance, Euler buckling is used to rationalize the density dependence. The modulus of the polyurethane foam was modified by addition of a gas atomized, spherical aluminum powder. Additions of 30 and 50 weight percent of the powder significantly increased the foam modulus. However, there were only slight increases in modulus with 5 and 10 weight percent additions of the metal powder. Strength was also slightly increased at high loading fractions of powder. This increase in modulus and strength could be predicted by combining the above geometric model with a well-known model describing the effect on modulus of a rigid dispersoid in a compliant matrix.

C. L. Neuschwanger; L. L. Whinnery; S. H. Goods

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Modelling of Mechanical Properties of Ferritic Weld Metals  

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\\fMDGOPN#6;K^N#19;BIK ]_LJDRK\\SIHIFJBIDRmvFJBZQ?z#31;K\\HÁY}n?jpBIO`F#6;KUA#16;LJO`SIF#6;]_Q`LJ[UOPN#19;DRQTSEF6b`L#19;QTXZm1[^K\\[#17;YxKMLJFMu ë z#31;QTXIlGHÖlGDG?`K^N#6; ?N#19;BIO`SZ?ÖdcL?u ë fJBIDR?PO\\ziO^]_Q`L?BIDGFiK\\SoN#19;B}XIF#19;DGO`F#19;[ó... #19;T#20;T#11;U V#5;W#24;X Y[Z-\\ ]#1;^`_#3;ab]#11;c#5;d#7;e#20;fhg0^`i#23;jP]#11;k#31;l#31;^#7;]nm#15;m#16;m#17;m#15;m#15;m#17;m#15;m#15;m#16;m#17;m#15;m#16;m#17;m#15;m#15;m#17;m#16;m#15;m#15;m#17;m#15;m#15;m#17;m#16;m#15;m#15;m#17;m#15;m#15;m#17;m#16...

Lalam, Sree Harsha

2000-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

409

Mechanical Property and Hydrogen Sorption in Mg Based Nanolayers  

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Hydrogen storage technology is vital for the application of hydrogen as an alternative fuel for sustainable energy related applications. Mg is a promising light-weight material that has superior hydrogen storage capacity (7.6 wt. % of hydrogen...

Ham, Byoungsoo

2013-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

410

Mechanical properties of two canine iliac fracture fixation systems  

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of typical failed plated specimen (ID ()28P) in E~ loading. . . . . Photograph of typical failed lag screw specimen (ID g6L) in torsional loading. . Photograph of typical failed lag screw specimen (ID $13L) in E, loading. . . . . . . Photograph... of typical failed lag screw specimen (ID ()21L) in E, loading. . . . . . . . Photograph of typical failed lag screw specimen (ID $28L) in E~ loading. . . . . . . . Page 22 22 24 24 25 25 27 27 INTRODUCTION Pelvic fractures constitute up to 30...

VanGundy, Thomas Eugene

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Reconstruction of Sedimentary Rock Based on Mechanical Properties  

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Diagenesis transforms an unconsolidated loose sed- imentOur emphasis is on unconsolidated sand and sandstone. Thesedi- mentary rock: unconsolidated sand and sandstone. The

Jin, Guodong; Patzek, Tad W.; Silin, Dmitry B.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Determining the mechanical properties of equine laminar corium tissue  

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of the modulus of the two samples in section 1 (1040-U-1) lie within the range of values observed for the seclion with four hoof samples of section 2 (H1040-U-2&. 20 7 DO 600 H4028t E=l, 950. 6 psl. Sld. =20. 7 psi, R"2M. 992 500 M 0 40tl 8- H4024t Esl..., 484. 1 psi, Sld. =26. 1 Psi, R"2s0. 985 200 100 H4D22: E=746. 0 psi, Sjdsd. 2 psi, R"2=0. 997 0 Ii O. l tl. s H4021t E=682. 8 psj, Sld. =5. 7 psi, R"2s0. 997 tj 4 UTIIAIN (IN/IN) 0 lj Figure 5-b. Hoof section H10402. The effects of sample...

Hallab, Nadim James

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Influence of defects on thermal and mechanical properties of metals  

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SDen ..................................... 33 13 Copper with 8 interstitials at 1600K ....................................................... 34 14 Temperature Vs time for copper without defects at 1360K .................... 39 15 Potential energy Vs time for copper without defects... at 1360K .............. 40 16 Total energy Vs time for copper without defects at 1360K .................... 40 17 Average volume Vs temperature for pure copper without defects .......... 41 18 Total energy Vs temperature for copper without defects...

Kamani, Sandeep Kumar

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

414

Mechanical properties of collagen-based scaffolds for tissue regeneration  

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Collagen-glycosaminoglycan (CG) scaffolds for the regeneration of skin and nerve have previously been fabricated by freeze-drying a slurry containing a co-precipitate of collagen and glycosaminoglycan. Recently, mineralized ...

Kanungo, Biraja Prasad, 1980-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

The normal basilar artery: structural properties and mechanical behavior  

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male White New Zealand specific pathogen free rabbits underwent cyclic pressurization tests at in vivo conditions and controlled levels of myogenic tone. Sections of basilar arteries were imaged for collagen fiber orientation at 0, 40 and 80 mmHg...

Wicker, Bethany Kay

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

416

Mechanical Properties of Structural Steels in Hydrogen | Department of  

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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 Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion | Department of EnergyDevelopmentTechnologies | Department ofMeasuring the CostsEnergy

417

Mechanical Properties and Radiation Tolerance of Metallic Multilayers  

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across the interface between lattice A and lattice B beginning at point S. Vector p f is an arbitrary interface vector from the origin O terminating at S. (b) The Burgers circuit in (a) constructed in a coherent reference lattice. If lattice A... is obtained from the reference lattice through a homogeneous deformation FA and lattice B is similarly constructed using FB, then the Burgers circuit has the closure failure 1 1( A B )B F F? ?= ?f pf , dashed arrow [15, 18]. ...................... 12 xii...

Li, Nan

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

418

Programmable Mechanical Metamaterials  

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We create mechanical metamaterials whose response to uniaxial compression can be programmed by lateral confinement, allowing monotonic, non-monotonic and hysteretic behavior. These functionalities arise from a broken rotational symmetry which causes highly nonlinear coupling of deformations along the two primary axes of these metamaterials. We introduce a soft mechanism model which captures the programmable mechanics, and outline a general design strategy for confined mechanical metamaterials. Finally, we show how inhomogeneous confinement can be explored to create multi stability and giant hysteresis.

Bastiaan Florijn; Corentin Coulais; Martin van Hecke

2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

419

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Mario A. Rotea Professor and Department Head #12;2Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Outline · Undergraduate Degree Programs · Graduate Degree Programs · The Faculty · The Research · Summary #12;3Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Programs ­ BSME & BSIE 0 20 40 60

Mountziaris, T. J.

420

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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efficient energy systems. Evelyn N. Wang is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering DepartmentMechanical engineering Department Seminar Evelyn Wang Depaprtment of Mechanical Engineering MIT Nanoengineered Surfaces: Transport Phenomena and Energy Applications 11:00 AM Friday, 5 April 2013 Room 245, 110

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421

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Domitilla Del Vecchio Department of Mechanical. A near future is envisioned in which re- engineered bacteria will turn waste into energy and kill cancer, she joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Laboratory for Information and Decision

422

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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in Mechanical Engineering at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, working in Dr. MarcusMechanical & Aerospace Engineering The atomization of a liquid jet by a high speed cross.S.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in 2006 and M.S. degree

423

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Shuodao Wang Postdoctoral Fellow University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Mechanical Design and Fabrication Techniques for Bio-Electronic Systems 11:00 AM Friday that bridge this gap in mechanics and form will create new opportunities in bio-inspired and bio

Lin, Xi

424

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Abstract Solid materials used in energy conversion and storage that couples the mechanical and chemical (or electrochemical) fields in solids via the use of stress-chemo- mechanical theory, two examples of practical interest will be discussed, namely, solid oxide fuel cells

425

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Maureen Lynch Postdoctoral Fellow Cornell University Mechanical Loading Decreases Osteolysis and Tumor Formation via Effects on Bone Remodeling 11:00 AM Friday to mechanical stimuli in the skeleton, yet the role of biomechanical loading remains poorly characterized

Lin, Xi

426

UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS IMPLEMENTATION  

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UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS IMPLEMENTATION DURING PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE Mn !! Performance Based Construction QA !! Unsaturated Soil Mechanics !! What We've Learned !! Next Steps #12.6-6.0 5 - 7 19 0.8 5 7 - 9 24 1.1 4 9 - 11 28 1.2 4 #12;Unsaturated Soil Mechanics #12;Fundamentals

Minnesota, University of

427

Victor Yakhot Mechanical Engineering  

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to flows of strongly non-linear fluids relevant for mechanical engineering, polymers and bio-fluid dynamicsVictor Yakhot Mechanical Engineering UniversalReynoldsNumberofTransition,Renormalizationand Mechanical Engineering 11 AM Friday, October 31st Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall Refreshments served at 10

Lin, Xi

428

1. Department, Course Number, Title ORE 607 Water Wave Mechanics  

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kinematics, dynamics, propagation, transformation, and statistical properties of water waves. 3. Ability1. Department, Course Number, Title ORE 607 Water Wave Mechanics 2. Designation as a Required://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil). 2. Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, by R.G. Dean and R.A. Dalrymple, World

Frandsen, Jannette B.

429

Mechanisms and modeling of single-event upset  

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The basic mechanisms of single-event upset are reviewed, including charge collection in silicon junctions and transistors, and properties of single-event upset in CMOS static random access memory (SRAM) cells. The mechanisms are illustrated through the use of three-dimensional device and circuit simulations. Technology trends and implications for commercial devices are discussed.

Dodd, Paul E.

1998-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

430

Analysis of flow patterns and flow mechanisms in soils  

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Analysis of flow patterns and flow mechanisms in soils Dissertation Co-directed by the University of paths, varying flow mechanism or changing soil physical properties (stratification). Thus, in stratified-28Jan2010 #12;This doctoral thesis was prepared at the Department of Soil Physics, University

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

431

Analysis of flow patterns and flow mechanisms in soils  

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Analysis of flow patterns and flow mechanisms in soils Dissertation Co-directed by the University mechanism or changing soil physical properties (stratification). Thus, in stratified soil, we restricted was prepared at the Department of Soil Physics, University of Bayreuth, and at the Hydrogeological Laboratory

Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, Université de

432

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Fluid Mechanics Review  

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Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Fluid Mechanics Review Steven Burian Civil & Environmental Engineering March 22, 2013 #12;Morning (Fluid Mechanics) A. Flow measurement B. Fluid properties C. Fluid, and compressors K. Non-Newtonian flow L. Flow through packed beds Fluids and FE #12;#12;#12;Fluids § Fluids

Provancher, William

433

Mechanical seal assembly  

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

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Mechanical seal assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

PEVK Domain of Titin: An Entropic Spring with Actin-Binding Properties  

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as an entropic spring with the properties of a random coil exhibiting mechanical conforma- tions of differentPEVK Domain of Titin: An Entropic Spring with Actin-Binding Properties Wolfgang A. Linke,*,1

Fernandez, Julio M.

436

The Department of Mechanical Engineering --Engineering Mechanics  

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undergraduate and graduate courses in thermodynamics, fuel cell systems, sustainable energy systems, and mechanical systems design. Dr. Ellis is the director of the Sustainable Energy Research Program in Virginia. Ellis has 25 years of experience in engineering, research, and education related to the development

Endres. William J.

437

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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properties of NPs and those of nanocar- bon, but also additional novel properties due to the electronic interaction between the NP and the nanocarbon. Such hybrid nanostructures are promising for various technological applications, such as sensors, photovoltaic cells, lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, fuel

438

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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operating in microfluidic environment, which can dynamically diverge, collimate and focus surface plasmons in 2012, with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Lin, Xi

439

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Research Center. Currently he is an Assistant Prof. in the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering DepartmentMechanical engineering Department Seminar Cornel Sultan Virginia Tech Design for Control

440

Technology Partnering Mechanisms  

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expand a business with INL technologies, or require business support our Technology Transfer team is available to discuss the following contractual mechanisms: Cooperative...

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441

ROCK PROPERTIES AND THEIR EFFECT ON THERMALLY-INDUCED DISPLACEMENTS AND STRESSES  

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Mechanical Properties of Granite, Stripa, Sweden," Terra TekHeating Experiments in Granite," presented at 1979 Fallthe CSM Cell in Swedish Granite," Proc. 20th U. S. Symp.

Chan, T.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

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as 3D Scaffolds for New Materials: from Mechanically Strong Polymer Crosslinked Aerogels Summary: &T, Rolla, MO Unique bulk properties such as very low thermal conductivity,...

443

Mechanical Properties, Thermal Stability and Radiation Damage of Ferritic Steels Processed by Thermal Mechanical Treatments  

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into a material by extrusion through a channel of constant cross section that contains an abrupt angle. The work presented in this dissertation is an attempt to apply ECAE to reactor steels of interest-namely T91 and 12Cr ODS. T91 (modified 9Cr-1Mo steel...

Song, Miao

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

444

Mechanical Properties of Zeolitic Metal-Organic Frameworks: Mechanically Flexible Topologies and Stabilization against Structural Collapse  

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, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2012, 108, 095502. 13. T. D. Bennett, J. C. Tan, S. A. Moggach, R. Galvelis, C. Mellot- Draznieks, B. A. Reisner, A. Thirumurugan, D. R. Allan and A. K. Cheetham, Chem.-Eur. J., 2010, 16, 10684-10690. 14. F. X. Coudert, Phys Chem... . J. T. Hughes, T. D. Bennett, A. K. Cheetham and A. Nayrotsky, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 598-601. 29. Y. H. Hu and L. Zhang, Phys. Rev. B., 2010, 81. 30. A. J. Graham, D. R. Allan, A. Muszkiewicz, C. A. Morrison and S. A. Moggach, Angew. Chem...

Bennett, T.D.; Sotelo, J.; Tan, J.C.; Moggach, S.A.

2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

445

Assessing the mechanical microstructure of shale by nanoindentation : the link between mineral composition and mechanical properties  

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Shale is a multi-phase, multi-scale sedimentary rock that makes up 75% of the earth's sedimentary basins and is especially critical in petroleum engineering applications. At macroscopic scales, shales possess a diverse set ...

Bobko, Christopher Philip, 1981-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Fundamental mechanisms in flue-gas conditioning  

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The overall goal of this research project is to formulate a mathematical model of flue gas conditioning. This model will be based on an understanding of why ash properties, such as cohesivity and resistivity, are changed by conditioning. Such a model could serve as a component of the performance models of particulate control devices where flue gas conditioning is used. There are two specific objectives of this research project, which divide the planned research into two main parts. One part of the project is designed to determine how ash particles are modified by interactions with sorbent injection processes and to describe the mechanisms by which these interactions affect fine particle collection. The objective of the other part of the project is to identify the mechanisms by which conditioning agents, including chemically active compounds, modify the key properties of fine fly ash particles.

Dahlin, R.S.; Vann Bush, P.; Snyder, T.R.

1992-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

447

Material invariant properties of shales : nanoindentation and microporoelastic analysis  

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Shales compose the major part of sedimentary rocks and cover most of hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs. Shale materials are probably one of the most complex natural composites, and their mechanical properties are still an ...

Delafargue, A. (Antoine), 1981-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Development of Electrospun Tissue Engineering Scaffolds with Tunable Properties  

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have developed methods to tune scaffold mechanical properties and bioactivity through modulation of electrospun mesh microarchitecture and in situ gelatin crosslinking. First, we developed methods to improve mesh reproducibility by investigating...

Nezarati, Roya M

2014-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

449

Accelerated Characterization of Polymer Properties  

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This report describes the efforts to develop a suite of microanalysis techniques that can rapidly measure a variety of polymer properties of industrial importance, including thermal, photo-oxidative, and color stability; as well as ductility, viscosity, and mechanical and antistatic properties. Additional goals of the project were to direct the development of these techniques toward simultaneous measurements of multiple polymer samples of small size in real time using non-destructive and/or parallel or rapid sequential measurements, to develop microcompounding techniques for preparing polymers with additives, and to demonstrate that samples prepared in the microcompounder could be analyzed directly or used in rapid off-line measurements. These enabling technologies are the crucial precursors to the development of high-throughput screening (HTS) methodologies for the polymer additives industry whereby the rate of development of new additives and polymer formulations can be greatly accelerated.

R. Wroczynski; l. Brewer; D. Buckley; M. Burrell; R. Potyrailo

2003-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Boston University Department of Mechanical Engineering ME 303 Fluid Mechanics  

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Boston University Department of Mechanical Engineering ME 303 ­ Fluid Mechanics Fall 2011 Class: EK301 Engineering Mechanics Course Textbook: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 6th ed., Munson B. Reference Texts: Fluid Mechanics, Landau and Lifshitz, Vol. 6 Fluid Mechanics, Y. Cengel and J. Cimbala

451

Molecular Mechanism of Biological Proton Transport  

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Proton transport across lipid membranes is a fundamental aspect of biological energy transduction (metabolism). This function is mediated by a Grotthuss mechanism involving proton hopping along hydrogen-bonded networks embedded in membrane-spanning proteins. Using molecular simulations, the authors have explored the structural, dynamic, and thermodynamic properties giving rise to long-range proton translocation in hydrogen-bonded networks involving water molecules, or water wires, which are emerging as ubiquitous H{sup +}-transport devices in biological systems.

Pomes, R.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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Explore and understand applicable science Create new materials #12;Indian Railways #12;Wheel Impact Load automated system for On-Line estimation of Wheel Impact Loads and detection of Wheel Flats of running trains Detection System (WILD) #12;Derailment Mechanism Laboratory Tests Lab Brake Mechanism Placement of Sensors

Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering In the pursuit of developing manned, reusable hypersonic & Energy Arizona State University November 9, 2012 at 1:30pm in SCOB 228 School for Engineering of Matter will experience thermal and mechanical loads. The research presented will discuss advancements in structural

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Junjie Niu Postdoctoral Associate MIT Engineering Nano nanomaterials in applications of energy storage, biomedicine and chemo-mechanics. In 2007, Dr.Niu received young-structured Materials for Energy Storage 11:00 AM Friday, 14 February 2014 Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall Refreshments

Lin, Xi

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering The development of high-energy storage devices has been one energy capacity over 500 cycles. Teng Ma received his BS degree in Thermal and Power Engineering from Xi and Technology of China in 2009. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at School

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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, and nuclear energy. She is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fluids EngineeringMechanical & Aerospace Engineering Interfacial flows are multi-material flows comprised of two of the interface between the fluids and the interface physics (like surface tension) needs to be predicted as part

457

Respiratory Mechanisms of Support  

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Respiratory Mechanisms of Support Nasal Cannula Hi Flow Nasal Cannula CPAP Continuous positive the respiratory system is working to compensate for a metabolic issue so as to normalize the blood pH. HCO3 - 22 uses PIP Mechanical Ventilation: Volume vs. Pressure: Volume Control Pressure Control Cycle Volume Time

Kay, Mark A.

458

Graduate Studies Environmental Fluid Mechanics  

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Graduate Studies Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Engineering ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID MECHANICS AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING (EFMWR) The environmental fluid mechanics and water resources Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering research focuses on turbulent entrainment, transport

Jacobs, Laurence J.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Program of Study  

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Program of Study Correspondence The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs in the fields of thermal science and engineering mechanics. Current areas of research activity include Biomedical Engineering, Biomimetics, Composite Materials, Computational Mechanics

Thomas, Andrew

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Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE)  

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Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE) Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering #12;Graduates able to work in both mechanical of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) n Develop essential engineering skills through extensive project work n Enhance

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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461

Mechanical code comparator  

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A new class of mechanical code comparators is described which have broad potential for application in safety, surety, and security applications. These devices can be implemented as micro-scale electromechanical systems that isolate a secure or otherwise controlled device until an access code is entered. This access code is converted into a series of mechanical inputs to the mechanical code comparator, which compares the access code to a pre-input combination, entered previously into the mechanical code comparator by an operator at the system security control point. These devices provide extremely high levels of robust security. Being totally mechanical in operation, an access control system properly based on such devices cannot be circumvented by software attack alone.

Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Dalton, Larry J. (Bernalillo, NM); Plummer, David W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Graduate Studies Environmental Fluid Mechanics  

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Graduate Studies Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Engineering GRADUATE COURSESResourcesManagement · IntermediateFluidMechanics · AdvancedFluidMechanics · EnvironmentalFluidMechanics · AdvancedEnvironmental FluidMechanics · FluidMechanicsofOrganisms · OpenChannelHydraulics · SedimentTransport · ComputationalFluidMechanics

Storici, Francesca

463

Mechanizing Exploratory Game Design  

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318 17.1 Multiple, linked grid maps generated from a onlyto the edge of an n-by-n grid map must be covered in water (properties of the large grid map (an n-by-m network) could

Smith, Adam Marshall

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic properties, densification and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline yttria-zirconia-based materials  

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Alumina, titania, ceria and manganese oxide were either coated onto or doped in cubic 7 mol% Y203-ZrO2 (7YZ) nanocrystals to form nanocomposites for methane combustion. These novel catalysts were very active and thermally ...

Cui, Jianyi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

The mechanics of soft biological composites.  

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Biological tissues are uniquely structured materials with technologically appealing properties. Soft tissues such as skin, are constructed from a composite of strong fibrils and fluid-like matrix components. This was the first coordinated experimental/modeling project at Sandia or in the open literature to consider the mechanics of micromechanically-based anisotropy and viscoelasticity of soft biological tissues. We have exploited and applied Sandia's expertise in experimentation and mechanics modeling to better elucidate the behavior of collagen fibril-reinforced soft tissues. The purpose of this project was to provide a detailed understanding of the deformation of ocular tissues, specifically the highly structured skin-like tissue in the cornea. This discovery improved our knowledge of soft/complex materials testing and modeling. It also provided insight into the way that cornea tissue is bio-engineered such that under physiologically-relevant conditions it has a unique set of properties which enhance functionality. These results also provide insight into how non-physiologic loading conditions, such as corrective surgeries, may push the cornea outside of its natural design window, resulting in unexpected non-linear responses. Furthermore, this project created a clearer understanding of the mechanics of soft tissues that could lead to bio-inspired materials, such as highly supple and impact resistant body armor, and improve our design of human-machine interfaces, such as micro-electrical-mechanical (MEMS) based prosthetics.

Nguyen, Thao D. (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Grazier, John Mark; Boyce, Brad Lee; Jones, Reese E. (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA)

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsic elastic properties of Calcium Silicate Hydrates by nanoindentation  

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Understanding the mechanical properties of concrete is one of the main purpose of the science of cement [1,2]. This is not a straightforward question as concrete is a complex heterogeneous material and its properties depend on its measurements on porous samples? Only Surface Force Microscopy is able to carry out indentation at a nanoscopic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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BEE 3650. Properties of Biological Materials Spring Semester 2009  

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", in setting up the team lab project experiment and the associated specialized materials testing associatedBEE 3650. Properties of Biological Materials Spring Semester 2009 J A Bartsch, PE, 05/22/2009 Credit: 3 hours Catalogue description: Mechanics and structural properties of biological materials

Walter, M.Todd

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BEE 365. Properties of Biological Materials Spring Semester 2007  

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", in setting up the team lab project experiment and the associated specialized materials testing associatedBEE 365. Properties of Biological Materials Spring Semester 2007 J A Bartsch, PE, 06/28/2007 Credit: 3 hours Catalogue description: Mechanics and structural properties of biological materials

Walter, M.Todd

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Feedback Control of Microstate to Control Macrostate Properties  

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Feedback Control of Microstate to Control Macrostate Properties of Controllable Fluids by John R. Lloyd and Clark J. Radcliffe Department of Mechanical Engineering Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1226 ABSTRACT Controllable fluids are those fluids whose properties can be controlled

Radcliffe, Clark J.

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THERMAL PROPERTIES OF SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES Shigeo MARUYAMA  

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, optical and mechanical properties, thermal properties of SWNTs are quite unique with the high thermal and thermal conductance between a nanotube and various materials are reviewed. The experimental approach, and thermal boundary resistance in a junction of nanotubes are reviewed. Then, the heat transfer from an SWNT

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Properties study of cotton stalk fiber/gypsum composite  

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This manuscript addresses treating cotton stalk fiber surface with styrene acrylic emulsion, which improves the interfacial combined state of cotton stalk fiber/gypsum composite effectively and improves its mechanical properties notably. Mixes less slag, ordinary Portland cement, etc., to modify gypsum base. The electron microscope was utilized to analyze and research on the effect on composite properties of the abovementioned mixtures.

Li Guozhong; Yu Yanzhen; Zhao Zhongjian; Li Jianquan; Li Changchun

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Rotary mechanical latch  

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A rotary mechanical latch for positive latching and unlatching of a rotary device with a latchable rotating assembly having a latching gear that can be driven to latched and unlatched states by a drive mechanism such as an electric motor. A cam arm affixed to the latching gear interfaces with leading and trailing latch cams affixed to a flange within the drive mechanism. The interaction of the cam arm with leading and trailing latch cams prevents rotation of the rotating assembly by external forces such as those due to vibration or tampering.

Spletzer, Barry L.; Martinez, Michael A.; Marron, Lisa C.

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

473

Electronic door locking mechanism  

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The invention is a motorized linkage for engaging a thumb piece in a door mechanism. The device has an exterior lock assembly with a small battery cell and combination lock. Proper entry by a user of a security code allows the battery to operate a small motor within the exterior lock assembly. The small motor manipulates a cam-plunger which moves an actuator pin into a thumb piece. The user applies a force on to the thumb piece. This force is transmitted by the thumb piece to a latch engagement mechanism by the actuator pin. The latch engagement mechanism operates the door latch.

Williams, Gary Lin (428 E. Third Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336); Kirby, Patrick Gerald (1010 W. Fifteenth Pl., Kennewick, WA 99337)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic door locking mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention is a motorized linkage for engaging a thumb piece in a door mechanism. The device has an exterior lock assembly with a small battery cell and combination lock. Proper entry by a user of a security code allows the battery to operate a small motor within the exterior lock assembly. The small motor manipulates a cam-plunger which moves an actuator pin into a thumb piece. The user applies a force on to the thumb piece. This force is transmitted by the thumb piece to a latch engagement mechanism by the actuator pin. The latch engagement mechanism operates the door latch. 6 figs.

Williams, G.L.; Kirby, P.G.

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A Summary and Appraisal of Texas Real Property Tax Laws.  

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they are located and are taxable by the county? Franchises and easements to use streets for the purpose of running street cars, railroad trains, or the erection of transmission lines are real property and, as such, subject to taxation.'' Property Exempt from...TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. R. CONNER, Director College Station. Texas A SUMMARY AND APPRAISAL OF TEXAS REAL PROPERTY aax LAWS AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS F. C. BOLTON, Acting President W. ROBERT PARKS, L. P...

Bradshaw, H. C.; Gabbard, L. P. (Letcher P.); Parks, W. Robert (William Robert)

1944-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Probing the Intrinsic Properties of Exfoliated Graphene: Raman  

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Probing the Intrinsic Properties of Exfoliated Graphene: Raman Spectroscopy of Free-standing graphene monolayers prepared by mechanical exfoliation of graphite are investigated. The graphene,7 or to solubilize macroscopic quantities of graphene,8 mechanical exfoliation of graphite9 currently remains

Heinz, Tony F.

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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people trained from both perspectives can result in innovative solutions. At Fraunhofer CMI ­ coMechanical engineering Department Seminar Alexis Sauer-Budge Senior Research Scientist, Fraunhofer CMI Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, BME, Boston University Innovations at the intersection

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering This presentation will address the development and transition of advanced structural health management (SHM) technologies from the perspective of understanding and the importance of understanding this role to increase the likelihood for transition of new technologies

479

Mechanical Compression Heat Pumps  

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MECHANICAL COMPRESSION HEAT PUMPS Thomas-L. Apaloo and K. Kawamura Mycom Corporation, Los Angeles, California J. Matsuda, Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Tokyo, Japan ABSTRACT Mechanical compression heat pumping is not new in industrial applications.... In fact, industry history suggests that the theoretical concept was developed before 1825. Heat pump manufacturers gained the support of consultants and end-users when the energy crisis hit this country in 1973. That interest, today, has been...

Apaloo, T. L.; Kawamura, K.; Matsuda, J.

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Reflection of Nonlinear Acoustic Waves from the Mechanically Free Surface of an Unconsolidated Granular Medium  

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1 Reflection of Nonlinear Acoustic Waves from the Mechanically Free Surface of an Unconsolidated a mechanically free surface of an unconsolidated granular layer under gravity is solved analytically using of the acoustic experiments directed to the investigation of fundamental mechanical properties of unconsolidated

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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MECH 386 INDUSTRIAL FLUID MECHANICS INDUSTRIAL FLUID MECHANICS  

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MECH 386 ­ INDUSTRIAL FLUID MECHANICS 1 INDUSTRIAL FLUID MECHANICS MECH 386 Contact information Dr This course is an introduction to industrial fluid mechanics. According to J. C. R. Hunt (a famous fluid mechanics specialist): "industrial fluid mechanics broadly covers those aspects of the design, manufacture

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Mechanical Engineering Is Mechanical Engineering right for me?  

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Mechanical Engineering Is Mechanical Engineering right for me? If you are interested in the wide range of principles related to mechanical systems then Mechanical Engineering is well suited to you. A Mechanical Engineering degree programme will focus on aspects such as analysis, design, manufacture

Harman, Neal.A.

483

The Role of Micro-Mechanics in Soil Mechanics  

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The Role of Micro-Mechanics in Soil Mechanics M.D.Bolton CUED/D-Soils/TR313 September 2000;1 The Role of Micro-Mechanics in Soil Mechanics Malcolm Bolton Summary It is suggested that observations of the changing microstructure of soils will permit the selection and refinement of relevant micro-mechanisms

Bolton, Malcolm

484

Electromagnetic properties of neutrinos  

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A short review on electromagnetic properties of neutrinos is presented. In spite of many efforts in the theoretical and experimental studies of neutrino electromagnetic properties, they still remain one of the main puzzles related to neutrinos.

Carlo Giunti; Alexander Studenikin

2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale strain-induced pair suppression as a vortex-pinning mechanism in high- temperature superconductors  

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Boosting large-scale superconductor applications require nanostructured conductors with artificial pinning centres immobilizing quantized vortices at high temperature and magnetic fields. Here we demonstrate a highly effective mechanism of artificial pinning centers in solution-derived high-temperature superconductor nanocomposites through generation of nanostrained regions where Cooper pair formation is suppressed. The nanostrained regions identified from transmission electron microscopy devise a very high concentration of partial dislocations associated with intergrowths generated between the randomly oriented nanodots and the epitaxial YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} matrix. Consequently, an outstanding vortex-pinning enhancement correlated to the nanostrain is demonstrated for four types of randomly oriented nanodot, and a unique evolution towards an isotropic vortex-pinning behaviour, even in the effective anisotropy, is achieved as the nanostrain turns isotropic. We suggest a new vortex-pinning mechanism based on the bond-contraction pairing model, where pair formation is quenched under tensile strain, forming new and effective core-pinning regions.

Llordes, Anna [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Palau, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Gazquez, J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Coll, M. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Vlad, R. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Pomar, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Arbiol, Jordi [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Guzman, Roger [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Ye, S. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Rouco, V [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Sandiumenge, Felip [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Ricart, Susagna [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Puig, Teresa [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Chataigner, D. [CRISMAT, Caen, France; Vanacken, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Gutierrez, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Moschalkov, V. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Deutscher, G. [Tel Aviv University; Magen Dominguez, Cesar [ORNL; Obradors, Xavier [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermo-Mechanical Processing Parameters for the INCONEL ALLOY 740  

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In 2000, a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was undertaken between the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Special Metals Corporation (SMC) to determine the mechanical property response of the IN740 alloy to help establish thermo-mechanical processing parameters for the use of this alloy in supercritical and ultra-critical boiler tubes with the potential for other end uses. SMC had developed an alloy, commercially known as INCONEL alloy 740, which exhibited various beneficial physical, mechanical, and chemical properties. As part of SMC's on-going efforts to optimize this alloy for targeted boiler applications there was a need to develop an understanding of the thermo-mechanical response of the material, characterize the resulting microstructure from this processing, and possibly, utilize models to develop the appropriate processing scheme for this product.

Ludtka, G.M.; Smith, G.

2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESIS  

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, when two bound copies are to be submitted to the Mechanical Engineering Services Office #12;PLEASE Mechanical Engineering Student Services: ¨ Application Approved ¨ Application Denied Signature of UGMECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESIS The Department of Mechanical Engineering

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT  

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20062007 Mechanical Engineering Student Services Building 530, Room 125 (650) 7257695 FAX (650) 7234882STANFORD UNIVERSITY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK Academic Year Revised 9/06 #12;MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK 20062007 TABLE OF CONTENTS (Clickable

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures  

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Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures Print Wednesday, 26 May 2010 00:00 Indium is a key material in lead-free solder...

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Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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Department of Mechanical Engineering 2014 Fast Facts Faculty Based on 2013 statistics from Master's Degrees Awarded 45 Doctorate Degrees Awarded Funding Fiscal Year 2013 $20M Total Research for Energetic Concepts Development Center for Environmental Energy Engineering Center for Risk and Reliability

Li, Teng

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MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES  

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MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES · Static and cyclic testing (ASTM and non-standard) · Impact drop testing · Slow-cycle fatigue testing · High temperature testing to 2500°F · ASTM/ Boeing/ SACMA standard testing · Ability to design and fabricate non-standard test fixtures and perform non-standard tests

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Jason Fleischer Department of Electrical Engineering Princeton University Fluid dynamics of light 11:00 AM Friday, November 4th, 2011 Room 245, 110 Cummington Street Refreshments served at 10:45 AM Fluid dynamics inspired the original wave theories of light, while

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Quantum Mechanics and Gravitation  

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In summer 1999 an experiment at ILL, Grenoble was conducted. So-called ultra-cold neutrons (UCN) were trapped in the vertical direction between the Fermi-potential of a smooth mirror below and the gravitational potential of the earth above [Ne00, Ru00]. If quantum mechanics turns out to be a sufficiently correct description of the phenomena in the regime of classical, weak gravitation, one should observe the forming of quantized bound states in the vertical direction above a mirror. Already in a simplified view, the data of the experiment provides strong evidence for the existence of such gravitationally bound quantized states. A successful quantum-mechanical description would then provide a convincing argument, that the socalled first quantization can be used for gravitation as an interaction potential, as this is widely expected. Furthermore, looking at the characteristic length scales of about 10 mikron of such bound states formed by UCN, one sees, that a complete quantum mechanical description of this experiment additionally would enable one to check for possible modifications of Newtonian gravitation on distance scales being one order of magnitude below currently available tests [Ad00]. The work presented here deals mainly with the development of a quantum mechanical description of the experiment.

A. Westphal

2003-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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, electrical, and computing sciences that allows the development of machines that are able to act to recent advances in the science of robotics, and thus the machines perform primarily as mechanical devices for manual (human) labor. However, many machines currently in use in manufacturing were developed prior

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Wynter J. Duncanson Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Virginia Tech Smart' Bubbles for Acoustic Contrast in Oil Reservoirs 11:00 AM Friday, 19 April engineering from Boston University. Her doctoral research was devoted to designing surface architectures

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Eric Suuberg Professor Brown University Another Reason, chemicals of anthropogenic origin can migrate from soil into houses, invis- ibly, over time, impacting the soil gas migration problem, and used these to develop simple analytical approaches to estimating

Lin, Xi

497

Residential Mechanical Precooling  

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This research conducted by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation team evaluated mechanical air conditioner pre-cooling strategies in homes throughout the United States. EnergyPlus modeling evaluated two homes with different performance characteristics in seven climates. Results are applicable to new construction homes and most existing homes built in the last 10 years, as well as fairly efficient retrofitted homes.

German, A.; Hoeschele, M.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism  

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In 1900, a party of sponge divers chanced on the wreck of a Roman merchant vessel between Crete and mainland Greece. It was found to contain numerous ancient Greek treasures, among them a mysterious lump of clay that split open to reveal 'mathematical gears' as it dried out. This object is now known as the Antikythera Mechanism, one of the most enlightening artifacts in terms of revealing the advanced nature of ancient Greek science and technology. In 2005 we travelled to the National Archeological Museum in Athens to apply our Reflectance Imaging methods to the mechanism in the hopes of revealing ancient writing on the device. We were successful, and along with the results of Microfocus CT imaging, we are able to decipher 3000 characters compared with the original 800 known. This lead to an understanding that the device was a mechanical, astronomical computer from 150 B.C.E. capable of predicting solar and lunar eclipses along with other celestial events. This talk will overview both the imaging methods as well as what they reveal about the Antikythera Mechanism.

Malzbender, Tom (Hewlett Packard Laboratories) [Hewlett Packard Laboratories

2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Mechanical Engineering "From Compliant Mechanisms to  

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such as 3D printing with materials specialized in electro- mechanical sensing and actuation in addition

Militzer, Burkhard

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 121 Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEE)  

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 121 Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEE) *Available for general education credit. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an upper- division curriculum which leads to a B.S. in mechanical engineering. The curriculum is based on a strong foundation of fundamental

Kostic, Milivoje M.