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Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance Of Cold-Sprayed Al 6061 Deposits Using A Newly Developed Test Fixture, Mala M. Sharma, Jeremy Schreiber, Timothy Eden, Victor Champagne Jul 2019

Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance Of Cold-Sprayed Al 6061 Deposits Using A Newly Developed Test Fixture, Mala M. Sharma, Jeremy Schreiber, Timothy Eden, Victor Champagne

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The stress corrosion cracking (SCC) response of Al 6061 bulk deposits produced by high-pressure cold spray (HPCS) was investigated and compared to commercial wrought Al 6061-T6 material. Representative tensile coupons were stressed to 25%, 65% and 85% of their respective yield strength and exposed to ASTM B117 salt fog for 90 days. After exposure, the samples were mechanically tested to failure, and subsequently investigated for stress corrosion cracking via optical and scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). The results were compared to the wrought Al 6061-T6 properties and correlated with the observed microstructures. Wrought samples showed the initiation ...


Measurement And Prediction Of Discharge Coefficients In Highly Compressible Pulsating Flows To Improve Egr Flow Estimation And Modeling Of Engine Flows, Indranil Brahma May 2019

Measurement And Prediction Of Discharge Coefficients In Highly Compressible Pulsating Flows To Improve Egr Flow Estimation And Modeling Of Engine Flows, Indranil Brahma

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An assumption of constant discharge coefficient (Cd) is often made when modeling highly compressible pulsating engine flows through valves or other restrictions. Similarly, orifices and flow-nozzles used for real-time EGR flow estimation are often calibrated at a few steady-state points with one single constant Cd that minimizes the error over the selected points. This quasi-steady assumption is based on asymptotically constant Cd observed at high Reynolds number for steady (non-pulsating) flow. It has been shown in this work that this assumption is not accurate for pulsating flow, particularly at large amplitudes and low flow rates. The discharge ...


Solar Thermoelectricity Via Advanced Latent Heat Storage, Michele L. Olsen, Eric S. Toberer, David S. Ginley, Philip A. Parilla, Emily L. Warren, Aaron D. Martinez, Jonathan E. Rea, Corey Lee Hardin, Christopher J. Oshman, Nathan P. Siegel Feb 2019

Solar Thermoelectricity Via Advanced Latent Heat Storage, Michele L. Olsen, Eric S. Toberer, David S. Ginley, Philip A. Parilla, Emily L. Warren, Aaron D. Martinez, Jonathan E. Rea, Corey Lee Hardin, Christopher J. Oshman, Nathan P. Siegel

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An aspect of the present disclosure is a system that includes a thermal valve having a first position and a second position, a heat transfer fluid, and an energy converter where, when in the first position, the thermal valve prevents the transfer of heat from the heat transfer fluid to the energy converter, and when in the second position, the thermal valve allows the transfer of heat from the heat transfer fluid to the energy converter, such that at least a portion of the heat transferred is converted to electricity by the energy converter.