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Microindentation Of Bi57in26sn17 Lead-Free Alloy, Ruiting Zhao Jan 2015

Microindentation Of Bi57in26sn17 Lead-Free Alloy, Ruiting Zhao

Theses and Dissertations--Chemical and Materials Engineering

There is great need to understand the mechanical properties of lead-free alloys—an alternative of lead-based alloys—to address the environmental problems associated with the use of lead-based materials in microelectronics. In this work, the microstructures of Bi57In26Sn17 lead-free alloy were examined using Optical Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy analysis. The micro-indentation technique was used to study the mechanical properties of Bi57In26Sn17 lead-free alloy. The experimental results of the hardness and contact modulus were presented and discussed. Local creep during the indentation was observed from the load-displacement curves. The Vickers hardness (HV) increases with the decrease of the indentation ...


High Temperature Flow Solver For Aerothermodynamics Problems, Huaibao Zhang Jan 2015

High Temperature Flow Solver For Aerothermodynamics Problems, Huaibao Zhang

Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering

A weakly ionized hypersonic flow solver for the simulation of reentry flow is firstly developed at the University of Kentucky. This code is the fluid dynamics module of known as Kentucky Aerothermodynamics and Thermal Response System (KATS). The solver uses a second-order finite volume approach to solve the laminar Navier– Stokes equations, species mass conservation and energy balance equations for flow in chemical and thermal non-equilibrium state, and a fully implicit first-order backward Euler method for the time integration. The hypersonic flow solver is then extended to account for very low Mach number flow using the preconditioning and switch of ...