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Extrinsic Influence Of Environment On The Corrosion Behaviour Of Enamel-Coated Steel Dowel Bars, Srikanth Bajaj, Anil Patnaik, Joe Payer, Robert Liang, Kannan Manigandan, Tirumalai Srivatsan Aug 2015

Extrinsic Influence Of Environment On The Corrosion Behaviour Of Enamel-Coated Steel Dowel Bars, Srikanth Bajaj, Anil Patnaik, Joe Payer, Robert Liang, Kannan Manigandan, Tirumalai Srivatsan

Anil Patnaik

A new type of enamel coated dowel bars for use as concrete pavements has been recently developed and implemented. A gradual deterioration of such bars can occur due to corrosion occurring at locations of the fine microscopic cracks and other defects in the coating. The results of a study aimed at evaluating and understanding the corrosion resistance of such dowel bars is presented and comparisons made with corresponding epoxy-coated dowel bars. Identical defects were introduced onto the surface of the dowel bars with the two types of coatings. The extrinsic influence of environment and resultant corrosion based on type, location ...


The Quasi-Static Deformation, Failure, And Fracture Behavior Of Titanium Alloy Gusset Plates Containing Bolt Holes, Therese Hurtuk, Craig Menzemer, Anil Patnaik, Tirumalai Srivatsan, Kannan Manigandan, T. Quick Aug 2015

The Quasi-Static Deformation, Failure, And Fracture Behavior Of Titanium Alloy Gusset Plates Containing Bolt Holes, Therese Hurtuk, Craig Menzemer, Anil Patnaik, Tirumalai Srivatsan, Kannan Manigandan, T. Quick

Anil Patnaik

In this article, the influence of bolt holes, specifically their number and layout on strength, deformation, and final fracture behavior of titanium alloy gusset plates under the influence of an external load is presented and discussed. Several plates having differences in both the number and layout of the bolt holes were precision machined and then deformed under quasi-static loading. The specific influence of number of bolt holes and their layout on maximum load-carrying capability and even fracture load was determined. The conjoint influence of bolt number, bolt layout pattern, nature of loading, contribution from local stress concentration, and intrinsic microstructural ...


Computations And Detailing Of Pressure Vessels Having Unusual Requirements In Design, Anil Patnaik, Ashenafi Hegana, Tirumalai Srivatsan Aug 2015

Computations And Detailing Of Pressure Vessels Having Unusual Requirements In Design, Anil Patnaik, Ashenafi Hegana, Tirumalai Srivatsan

Anil Patnaik

The provisions of Australian Standard AS 1210-1989 for design and detailing of unfired pressure vessels can be applied to commonly encountered design situations where the shells have small openings. The technique of finite element analysis is a convenient and powerful tool for the purpose of computational stress analysis when the design requirements are such that either the openings are large, or where concentrated loads and/or thermal movements are present. This paper provides a summary of one such practical design of a pressure vessel. While the computational technique using finite element analysis simplifies the stress analysis of pressure vessels considerably ...


The Bolt Bearing Response And Tensile Deformation Capacity Of Plates Made From A Titanium Alloy, Nicholas Tinl, Craig Menzemer, Anil Patnaik, Tirumalai Srivatsan Aug 2015

The Bolt Bearing Response And Tensile Deformation Capacity Of Plates Made From A Titanium Alloy, Nicholas Tinl, Craig Menzemer, Anil Patnaik, Tirumalai Srivatsan

Anil Patnaik

In this article, the bearing capacity and elongation characteristics of bolt holes in a titanium alloy (i.e., Ti-6Al-4V) deformed in uniaxial tension is presented and discussed. The specific role played by bolt hole confinement on bearing capacity is highlighted. The nature of final fracture is examined and the intrinsic features present on the fracture surface are rationalized in concurrence with macroscopic mechanical response. The behavior of the candidate alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) is compared with conventionally preferred and chosen candidate materials steel and aluminum alloys. An empirical relationship suitable for purpose of structural design is proposed.


The Cyclic Fatigue And Final Fracture Behavior Of A Titanium Alloy Taken From Weldments: Influence Of Load Ratio And Orientation, Udaykar Bathini, Tirumalai Srivatsan, Anil Patnaik, C. Menzemer, T. Quick Aug 2015

The Cyclic Fatigue And Final Fracture Behavior Of A Titanium Alloy Taken From Weldments: Influence Of Load Ratio And Orientation, Udaykar Bathini, Tirumalai Srivatsan, Anil Patnaik, C. Menzemer, T. Quick

Anil Patnaik

In this paper, the cyclic stress ampliture controlled high cycle fatigue properties...


Understanding The Mechanical Response Of Built-Up Welded Beams Made From Commercially Pure Titanium And A Titanium Alloy, Anil Patnaik, Narendra Poondla, Craig Menzemer, Tirumalai Srivatsan Aug 2015

Understanding The Mechanical Response Of Built-Up Welded Beams Made From Commercially Pure Titanium And A Titanium Alloy, Anil Patnaik, Narendra Poondla, Craig Menzemer, Tirumalai Srivatsan

Anil Patnaik

During the last two decades, titanium has gradually grown in stature, strength and significance to take on the recognition of being a modern and high performance metal that is noticeably stronger and concurrently lighter than the most widely chosen and used steels in a spectrum of industrial applications. Technological innovations have necessitated reduction of part weight, cost and lead time, including concurrent enhancement of performance of structural parts and components made using titanium and its alloys. This has provided the impetus to develop economically viable structural design methodologies and specifications, while at the same time bringing forth innovative and economically ...


Isolating Corrosion Of Steel Plates Coupled With Titanium, Anil Patnaik, X. Shan, M. Adams, T. Srivatsan, Craig Menzemer, Joe Payer Aug 2015

Isolating Corrosion Of Steel Plates Coupled With Titanium, Anil Patnaik, X. Shan, M. Adams, T. Srivatsan, Craig Menzemer, Joe Payer

Anil Patnaik

Over twenty six percent of the bridges in the United States are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Corrosion of steel used in structures like bridges and buildings is a problem that has gained increased interest and focused concern. Steel is often the metal that is preferred for use in such applications due to a synergism of ease of availability, acceptable mechanical properties and cost effectiveness. Through the years, titanium has grown in strength, stature and significance to be recognized as an emerging high performance metal that is both stronger and lighter than steel. A distinctive property of titanium and its ...


Extrinsic Influence Of Environment On The Corrosion Behavior Of Enamel-Coated Steel Dowel Bars, Srikanth Bajaj, Anil Patnaik, Joe Payer, Robert Liang, K. Manigandan, Tirumalai Srivatsan Aug 2015

Extrinsic Influence Of Environment On The Corrosion Behavior Of Enamel-Coated Steel Dowel Bars, Srikanth Bajaj, Anil Patnaik, Joe Payer, Robert Liang, K. Manigandan, Tirumalai Srivatsan

Anil Patnaik

A new type of enamel coated dowel bars for use as concrete pavements has been recently developed and implemented. A gradual deterioration of such bars can occur due to corrosion occurring at locations of the fine microscopic cracks and other defects in the coating. The results of a study aimed at evaluating and understanding the corrosion resistance of such dowel bars is presented and comparisons made with corresponding epoxy-coated dowel bars. Identical defects were introduced onto the surface of the dowel bars with the two types of coatings. The extrinsic influence of environment and resultant corrosion based on type, location ...


The Fatigue Behavior Of Built-Up Welded Beams Of Commercially Pure Titanium, Anil Patnaik, Narendra Poondla, Udaykar Poondla, Tirumalai Srivatsan Aug 2015

The Fatigue Behavior Of Built-Up Welded Beams Of Commercially Pure Titanium, Anil Patnaik, Narendra Poondla, Udaykar Poondla, Tirumalai Srivatsan

Anil Patnaik

In this article, the results of a recent study aimed at evaluating, understanding, and rationalizing the extrinsic influence of fatigue loading on the response characteristics of built-up welded beams made from commercially pure titanium (Grade 2) are presented and discussed. The beams were made from welding plates and sheets of titanium using the pulsed gas metal arc welding technique to form a structural beam having an I-shaped cross section. The welds made for the test beams of the chosen metal were fillet welds using a matching titanium filler metal wire. The maximum and minimum load values at which the built-up ...