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Characterization And Mechanical Properties Of Α-Al2o3 Particle Reinforced Aluminium Matrix Composites, Synthesized Via Uniball Magneto-Milling And Uniaxial Hot Pressing, Buraq Talib Shalash Al-Mosawi, David Wexler, Andrzej Calka Jan 2017

Characterization And Mechanical Properties Of Α-Al2o3 Particle Reinforced Aluminium Matrix Composites, Synthesized Via Uniball Magneto-Milling And Uniaxial Hot Pressing, Buraq Talib Shalash Al-Mosawi, David Wexler, Andrzej Calka

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Al-based composite powders containing 2, 4, 7 and 10 volume fraction of α-Al2O3 were prepared using the uniball controlled magneto-milling method and were then uniaxially hot pressed at (600 ± 10)°C under 70 MPa for 15 min. The resulting composites were greater than 99% theoretical density with enhanced mechanical properties. Detailed characterization was performed using: X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy, electrical conductivity, compression, ultra-micro indentation testing and pin on drum wear testing at ambient temperature. Microstructure-mechanical property correlations were obtained as functions of α-Al2O3 volume fraction. It was found ...


Rapid Transformation Of Hexagonal To Cubic Silicon Carbide (Sic) By Electric Discharge Assisted Mechanical Milling, Iis Siti Aisyah, Monika Wyszomirska, Andrzej Calka, David Wexler Jan 2016

Rapid Transformation Of Hexagonal To Cubic Silicon Carbide (Sic) By Electric Discharge Assisted Mechanical Milling, Iis Siti Aisyah, Monika Wyszomirska, Andrzej Calka, David Wexler

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Silicon carbide powder was successfully transformed from hexagonal SiC into cubic SiC using the electric discharge assisted mechanical milling (EDAMM) method. The milling process was conducted in nitrogen plasma at atmospheric pressure. The effects of pulsed alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) discharge on product formation were investigated. Products were characterized by X-ray diffractometry, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and nanohardness. It was found that hexagonal SiC can be transformed into cubic SiC under EDAMM processing, near complete transformation occurring within 5 min when applying AC mode electrical pulses, and within 10 min when applying DC mode discharges.


Microscale Mechanical Behaviour Of Ultra-Fine-Grained Materials Processed By High-Pressure Torsion, Klaus-Dieter Liss Jan 2016

Microscale Mechanical Behaviour Of Ultra-Fine-Grained Materials Processed By High-Pressure Torsion, Klaus-Dieter Liss

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A special networking seminar was given by Associate Professor Megumi Kawasaki from Hanyang University, South Korea. The seminar covered microscale mechanical behaviour of ultrafine- grained materials processed by high-pressure torsion, and was co-organised by the School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering (MMME), University of Wollongong and Materials Australia NSW. The event was hosted on 20 September 2016 at a sponsored networking tea by MMME.


Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Strip Cast Trip Steel Subjected To Thermo-Mechanical Simulation, Zhiping Xiong, Andrii Kostryzhev, Liang Chen, Elena V. Pereloma Jan 2016

Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Strip Cast Trip Steel Subjected To Thermo-Mechanical Simulation, Zhiping Xiong, Andrii Kostryzhev, Liang Chen, Elena V. Pereloma

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Instead of hot rolling and cold rolling followed by annealing, strip casting is a more economic and environmentally friendly way to produce transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steels. According to industrial practice of strip casting, rapid cooling in this work was achieved using a dip tester, and a Gleeble 3500 thermo-mechanical simulator was used to carry out the processing route. A typical microstructure of TRIP steels, which included ~0.55 fraction of polygonal ferrite with bainite, retained austenite and martensite, was obtained. The effects of deformation (0.41 reduction) above non-recrystallisation temperature, isothermal bainite transformation temperature and the size of second phase ...


Mechanical Recoverability And Damage Process Of Ionic-Covalent Paam-Alginate Hybrid Hydrogels, Hai Xin, Hugh Ralph Brown, Sina Naficy, Geoffrey M. Spinks Jan 2016

Mechanical Recoverability And Damage Process Of Ionic-Covalent Paam-Alginate Hybrid Hydrogels, Hai Xin, Hugh Ralph Brown, Sina Naficy, Geoffrey M. Spinks

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Hydrogels consisting of interpenetrating networks of ionically and covalently crosslinked polymers showed high toughness and mechanical recoverability as a result of the dissociation and re-formation of ionic crosslinks. The present investigation aimed to provide a quantitative study on the mechanical recoverability and damage process of an example hybrid gel of calcium crosslinked alginate and covalently crosslinked polyacrylamide. Three series of load/unload tests were performed sequentially with the mechanical properties of the gel fully retrieved between the 2nd and 3rd load/unload series while only the partial recovery of mechanical properties was evident from the 1st to 2nd series. The ...


Effect Of Deformation On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Dual Phase Steel Produced Via Strip Casting Simulation, Zhiping Xiong, Andrii Kostryzhev, Nicole Stanford, Elena V. Pereloma Jan 2016

Effect Of Deformation On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Dual Phase Steel Produced Via Strip Casting Simulation, Zhiping Xiong, Andrii Kostryzhev, Nicole Stanford, Elena V. Pereloma

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The strip casting is a recently appeared technology with a potential to significantly reduce energy consumption in steel production, compared to hot rolling and cold rolling. However, the quantitative dependences of the steel microstructure and mechanical properties on strip casting parameters are unknown and require investigation. In the present work we studied the effects of strain and interrupted cooling temperature on microstructure and mechanical properties in conventional dual phase steel (0.08C-0.81Si-1.47Mn-0.03Al wt%). The strip casting process was simulated using a Gleeble 3500 thermo-mechanical simulator. The steel microstructures were studied using optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy ...


Mechanical Properties And Tribological Behavior Of Aluminum Matrix Composites Reinforced With In-Situ Alb2 Particles, Linlin Yuan, Jingtao Han, Jing Liu, Zhengyi Jiang Jan 2016

Mechanical Properties And Tribological Behavior Of Aluminum Matrix Composites Reinforced With In-Situ Alb2 Particles, Linlin Yuan, Jingtao Han, Jing Liu, Zhengyi Jiang

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Aluminum matrix composites (AMCs) reinforced with in-situ AlB2 particles have been fabricated using a combination of powder metallurgy, hot rolling and solution treatment. The effects of boron content (7 and 12 wt%), hot rolling and heat treatment parameters on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the composites were investigated by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), tensile test and micro-hardness measurements. The friction coefficient, wear behavior and scratch morphology of the AMCs and pure aluminum were also studied using scratch tests. The hardness and wear properties are higher in a case of composites when compared to unreinforced matrix material.


Enhanced Mechanical Properties Of Arb-Processed Aluminum Alloy 6061 Sheets By Subsequent Asymmetric Cryorolling And Ageing, Hai Liang Yu, Lihong Su, Cheng Lu, Anh Kiet Tieu, Hui Jun Li, Jintao Li, Ajit R. Godbole, Charlie Kong Jan 2016

Enhanced Mechanical Properties Of Arb-Processed Aluminum Alloy 6061 Sheets By Subsequent Asymmetric Cryorolling And Ageing, Hai Liang Yu, Lihong Su, Cheng Lu, Anh Kiet Tieu, Hui Jun Li, Jintao Li, Ajit R. Godbole, Charlie Kong

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Grain size and precipitations affect the strength and ductility of ultrafine-grained materials. In this study, aluminum alloy 6061 sheets were fabricated using the accumulative roll bonding (ARB) technique. The ARB-processed sheets were subsequently subjected to cryorolling and asymmetric cryorolling. The sheets were further aged at 100 °C for 48 h. Mechanical tests show that a combination of asymmetric cryorolling and ageing results in significant improvement in both the ductility and the strength of the ARB-processed sheets. The microstructures of the sheets at different stages of the process were also analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and ...


Microstructures And Mechanical Properties Of Trip Steel Produced By Strip Casting Simulated In The Laboratory, Zhiping Xiong, Andrii Kostryzhev, Ahmed A. Saleh, Liang Chen, Elena V. Pereloma Jan 2016

Microstructures And Mechanical Properties Of Trip Steel Produced By Strip Casting Simulated In The Laboratory, Zhiping Xiong, Andrii Kostryzhev, Ahmed A. Saleh, Liang Chen, Elena V. Pereloma

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Conventional transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) steel (0.17C-1.52Si-1.61Mn-0.03Al, wt%) was produced via strip casting technology simulated in the laboratory. Effects of holding temperature, holding time and cooling rate on ferrite formation were studied via analysis of the continuous cooling transformation diagram obtained here. A typical microstructure for conventional TRIP steels consisting of ~ 0.55 fraction of polygonal ferrite with bainite, retained austenite and martensite was obtained. However, coarse prior austenite grain size of ~80 μm led to large polygonal ferrite grain size of ~17 μm, coarse second phase regions of ~21 μm size, small amount of retained ...


Special Rolling Techniques For Improvement Of Mechanical Properties Of Ultrafine-Grained Metal Sheets: A Review, Hai Liang Yu, Cheng Lu, Anh Kiet Tieu, Hui Jun Li, Ajit R. Godbole, Shi-Hong Zhang Jan 2016

Special Rolling Techniques For Improvement Of Mechanical Properties Of Ultrafine-Grained Metal Sheets: A Review, Hai Liang Yu, Cheng Lu, Anh Kiet Tieu, Hui Jun Li, Ajit R. Godbole, Shi-Hong Zhang

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Interest in ultrafine-grained (UFG) materials has grown rapidly in past 20 years. This review focuses on the application of special rolling techniques for improvement of the mechanical properties of UFG metal sheets. These techniques include asymmetric rolling, cryorolling, asymmetric cryorolling, cross-accumulative roll bonding, and skin-pass rolling. The techniques also include a combination of processes such as equal channel angular press and subsequent rolling, combined high-pressure torsion and subsequent rolling, as well as combined accumulative roll bonding and subsequent asymmetric rolling. We also discuss the main mechanisms leading to improvement in the ductility of UFG materials related to the special rolling ...


Mechanical Fatigue Performance Of Pcl-Chondroprogenitor Constructs After Cell Culture Under Bioreactor Mechanical Stimulus, J A. Panadero, Vitor Sencadas, Sonia C.M. Silva, Clarisse Ribeiro, Vítor Correia, F M. Gama, J L. Gomez Ribelles, Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez Jan 2016

Mechanical Fatigue Performance Of Pcl-Chondroprogenitor Constructs After Cell Culture Under Bioreactor Mechanical Stimulus, J A. Panadero, Vitor Sencadas, Sonia C.M. Silva, Clarisse Ribeiro, Vítor Correia, F M. Gama, J L. Gomez Ribelles, Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez

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In tissue engineering of cartilage, polymeric scaffolds are implanted in the damaged tissue and subjected to repeated compression loading cycles. The possibility of failure due to mechanical fatigue has not been properly addressed in these scaffolds. Nevertheless, the macroporous scaffold is susceptible to failure after repeated loading- unloading cycles. This is related to inherent discontinuities in the material due to the micropore structure of the macropore walls that act as stress concentration points. In this work, chondrogenic precursor cells have been seeded in poly-e-caprolactone (PCL) scaffolds with fibrin and some were submitted to free swelling culture and others to cyclic ...


Grain Size Effect Of Thickness/Average Grain Size On Mechanical Behaviour, Fracture Mechanism And Constitutive Model For Phosphor Bronze Foil, Zhi Fang, Zhengyi Jiang, Xiaogang Wang, Cunlong Zhou, Dongbin Wei, Xianghua Liu Jan 2015

Grain Size Effect Of Thickness/Average Grain Size On Mechanical Behaviour, Fracture Mechanism And Constitutive Model For Phosphor Bronze Foil, Zhi Fang, Zhengyi Jiang, Xiaogang Wang, Cunlong Zhou, Dongbin Wei, Xianghua Liu

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Size effects play a significant role in microforming process, and any dimensional change can have a great impact on materials' mechanical properties. In this paper, the size effects on deformation behaviour and fracture of phosphor foil were investigated in the form of grain size effect: the ratio of materials' thickness (T) to average grain size (D) by micro tensile tests. The ratio was designed to be closed to but larger than, less than and equal to 1, respectively. The results show that the amount of plastic deformation decreases with the decrease of the ratio of T/D, which indicates that ...


The Effects Of Vacuum Annealing Temperatures On The Microstructure, Mechanical Properties And Electrical Resistivity Of Mg-3al-1zn Alloy Ribbons, Fenghua Chen, Qingxue Huang, Zhengyi Jiang, Jingwei Zhao, Binyu Sun, Yugui Li Jan 2015

The Effects Of Vacuum Annealing Temperatures On The Microstructure, Mechanical Properties And Electrical Resistivity Of Mg-3al-1zn Alloy Ribbons, Fenghua Chen, Qingxue Huang, Zhengyi Jiang, Jingwei Zhao, Binyu Sun, Yugui Li

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This paper investigates the influence of vacuum annealing temperature on the microstructure, mechanical properties and electrical resistivity of Mg-3Al-1Zn rapid solidification (RS) magnesium ribbons. The results indicate that when the annealing temperature is increased, the grain size of the ribbons is dramatically reduced from 10 to 1 μm. The highest break stress and micro-hardness is obtained at 673 K. These effects are ascribed to the dispersion strengthening caused by the high amount of fine nanoparticles distributed in the material. Electrical resistivity-temperature (ρ-T) curves have been used to provide useful information about the effects of the annealing temperature on the grain ...


Time-Dependent Mechanical Properties Of Tough Ionic-Covalent Hybrid Hydrogels, Hai Xin, Hugh Ralph Brown, Sina Naficy, Geoffrey M. Spinks Jan 2015

Time-Dependent Mechanical Properties Of Tough Ionic-Covalent Hybrid Hydrogels, Hai Xin, Hugh Ralph Brown, Sina Naficy, Geoffrey M. Spinks

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Hybrid gels featuring interpenetrating covalent and ionic crosslinked networks have recently been shown to exhibit both high toughness and recoverability of strain-induced network damage. The high toughness results from the energy dissipated as entropically strained network strands are released by the dissociation of ionic crosslinks. As in the so-called double network hydrogels, the toughening process is inherently linked to network damage. This damage, however, can be recovered to a large degree in hybrid gels due to the reformation of ionic associations when the gel is unloaded. The stability of the ionic network under load is here investigated and it is ...


A Combined Experimental-Numerical Approach For Determining Mechanical Properties Of Aluminum Subjects To Nanoindentation, Mao Liu, Cheng Lu, A Kiet Tieu, Ching-Tun Peng, Charlie Kong Jan 2015

A Combined Experimental-Numerical Approach For Determining Mechanical Properties Of Aluminum Subjects To Nanoindentation, Mao Liu, Cheng Lu, A Kiet Tieu, Ching-Tun Peng, Charlie Kong

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A crystal plasticity finite element method (CPFEM) model has been developed to investigate the mechanical properties and micro-texture evolution of single-crystal aluminum induced by a sharp Berkovich indenter. The load-displacement curves, pile-up patterns and lattice rotation angles from simulation are consistent with the experimental results. The pile-up phenomenon and lattice rotation have been discussed based on the theory of crystal plasticity. In addition, a polycrystal tensile CPFEM model has been established to explore the relationship between indentation hardness and yield stress. The elastic constraint factor C is slightly larger than conventional value 3 due to the strain hardening.


Effect Of Pre-Quenching Process On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties In A Nb-Microalloyed Low Carbon Q-P Steel, Jun Zhang, Hua Ding, Jingwei Zhao Jan 2015

Effect Of Pre-Quenching Process On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties In A Nb-Microalloyed Low Carbon Q-P Steel, Jun Zhang, Hua Ding, Jingwei Zhao

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A refined microstructure consisting of martensite and retained austenite at room temperature has been produced in a Nb-microalloyed low carbon Si-Mn steel by a novel heat-treatment, pre-quenching prior to quenching and partitioning processes (Q&Q-P). The results showed that compared with the conventional quenching and partitioning steel the mechanical properties of steel obtained by the novel treatment have been significantly improved, with a good combination of ultimate tensile strength (1000MPa) and total elongation (above 30%). Meanwhile, the volume fraction of retained austenite has been increased. It was found that the improvement of mechanical properties was mainly attributed to the enhanced ...


In Vitro Mechanical Fatigue Behavior Of Poly-Ɛ-Caprolactone Macroporous Scaffolds For Cartilage Tissue Engineering: Influence Of Pore Filling By A Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Gel, J A. Panadero, L Vikingsson, J L. Gomez Ribelles, Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez, Vitor Sencadas Jan 2015

In Vitro Mechanical Fatigue Behavior Of Poly-Ɛ-Caprolactone Macroporous Scaffolds For Cartilage Tissue Engineering: Influence Of Pore Filling By A Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Gel, J A. Panadero, L Vikingsson, J L. Gomez Ribelles, Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez, Vitor Sencadas

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Polymeric scaffolds used in regenerative therapies are implanted in the damaged tissue and submitted to repeated loading cycles. In the case of articular cartilage engineering, an implanted scaffold is typically subjected to long-term dynamic compression. The evolution of the mechanical properties of the scaffold during bioresorption has been deeply studied in the past, but the possibility of failure due to mechanical fatigue has not been properly addressed. Nevertheless, the macroporous scaffold is susceptible to failure after repeated loading-unloading cycles. In this work fatigue studies of polycaprolactone scaffolds were carried by subjecting the scaffold to repeated compression cycles in conditions simulating ...


Simulink Model For Examining Dynamic Interactions Involving Electro-Mechanical Oscillations In Distribution Systems, Dothinka Ranamuka Rallage, Ashish P. Agalgaonkar, Kashem M. Muttaqi Jan 2015

Simulink Model For Examining Dynamic Interactions Involving Electro-Mechanical Oscillations In Distribution Systems, Dothinka Ranamuka Rallage, Ashish P. Agalgaonkar, Kashem M. Muttaqi

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In Australian medium voltage (MV) distribution networks, the majority of embedded local generation (LG) uses synchronous machine based technology. LG units with a synchronous generator can easily be dispatched and controlled to provide or absorb reactive power and thereby locally supporting the system voltage and increasing the voltage stability margin. The fast response from a synchronous machine based LG unit exciter will ensure fast voltage recovery. This will significantly improve the transient voltage stability. Also, the synchronous machine based LG units can provide inertial support to the system. Furthermore, some of these LG technologies work as standby power supplies all ...


Electro-Mechanical Modelling And Identification Of Electroactive Polymer Actuators As Smart Robotic Manipulators, Rahim Mutlu, Gursel Alici, Xingcan Xiang, Weihua Li Jan 2014

Electro-Mechanical Modelling And Identification Of Electroactive Polymer Actuators As Smart Robotic Manipulators, Rahim Mutlu, Gursel Alici, Xingcan Xiang, Weihua Li

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Electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators, also known as artificial muscles, have remarkable properties such as low energy consumption, low weight, low actuation foot-print, compliance and bio-compatibility. Several methodologies have been proposed to model and analyse their quasi-static bending behaviour with negligible attention paid to their dynamic behaviour. We, therefore, report on an enhanced methodology to model their highly non-linear bending behaviour by treating them as smart and soft robotic manipulators. The methodology consists of an inverse kinematic model and a dynamic model. The proposed methodology accurately estimates the EAP actuator's whole shape deflection using optimization-based inverse kinematic solutions integrated with ...


The Effect Of Processing Parameters On The Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Low-Si Transformation-Induced Plasticity Steels, Fayez Alharbi, Azdiar A. Gazder, Andrii Kostryzhev, Bruno C. De Cooman, Elena Pereloma Jan 2014

The Effect Of Processing Parameters On The Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Low-Si Transformation-Induced Plasticity Steels, Fayez Alharbi, Azdiar A. Gazder, Andrii Kostryzhev, Bruno C. De Cooman, Elena Pereloma

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A base low Si, high-A1 transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steel and one with 0.03Nb and 0.002Ti (wt percent) additions were subjected to thermo-mechanical processing (TMP) and galvanising simulations. T


Applications Of Controllable Smart Fluids To Mechanical Systems, Seung-Bok Choi, Norman Wereley, Weihua Li, Miao Yu, Jeong-Hoi Koo Jan 2014

Applications Of Controllable Smart Fluids To Mechanical Systems, Seung-Bok Choi, Norman Wereley, Weihua Li, Miao Yu, Jeong-Hoi Koo

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For this special issue, 20 papers have been received, and three of which have been withdrawn. After strict review processes by the world-wide experts on the smart fluids technology, 10 papers have been accepted and are published here.The published papers cover various application devices and systems, which can be controllable to achieve desired performances by applying the external fields to the smart fluid domains. A brief summary of each application item proposed in the published papers is given as follows.


A Validated Thermo Mechanical Fem Model Of Bead-On-Plate Welding, Djarot Darmadi, A Kiet Tieu, John Norrish Jan 2014

A Validated Thermo Mechanical Fem Model Of Bead-On-Plate Welding, Djarot Darmadi, A Kiet Tieu, John Norrish

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This paper is presenting accurate FEM model of bead-on-plate welds of 316L stainless steels through thermo-mechanical analysis. The model was composed using ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL) program. In thermal analysis, mixed mode of volumetric thermal load was used to represent moving heat source. Growing weld bead was accommodated in both the thermal and mechanical models using birth and death technique. Melting phenomenon was modelled by low stiffness and zero plastic strain of melting elements. Results from thermal analysis and subsequent mechanical analysis have been validated. Good agreements of predicted temperature histories, temperature field and residual stress with experimental results ...


The Effect Of Ageing On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Powder Ti-5al-5mo-5v-1cr-1fe Alloy, Mansur Ahmed, Dmytro Savvakin, Orest M. Ivasishin, E V. Pereloma Jan 2014

The Effect Of Ageing On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Powder Ti-5al-5mo-5v-1cr-1fe Alloy, Mansur Ahmed, Dmytro Savvakin, Orest M. Ivasishin, E V. Pereloma

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The thermo-mechanically processed powder Ti-5Al-5V-5Mo-1Cr-1Fe alloy was aged at 9.23 K for 1-8 h in order to investigate the effect of ageing time on the microstructure-mechanical properties relationships. The microstructures of the alloy after ageing cosist of the both primary and secondary alpha phases with retained B matrix phase. The shift of B peaks in X-ray pattern with ageing time indicates an increase in lattice parameter distorition due to diffusion into the retained B phase of more B stabilisers with smaller atomic radius compared to the elemental Ti. The tensile test results indicate that the sample aged for 1 ...


Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Aa5005/Aa6061 Laminated Composite Processed By Accumulative Roll Bonding, Lihong Su, Cheng Lu, Guanyu Deng, A Kiet Tieu Jan 2014

Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Aa5005/Aa6061 Laminated Composite Processed By Accumulative Roll Bonding, Lihong Su, Cheng Lu, Guanyu Deng, A Kiet Tieu

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ULTRAFINE-GRAINED (UFG) materials have been gathering much interest for the last two decades as the materials have extraordinary mechanical properties such as high strength, low temperature superplastisity, and high corrosion resistance. Severe plastic deformation (SPD) is the most widely used method to produce UFG materials. Accumulative roll bonding (ARB) has become one of the most important SPD techniques since it was first introduced by Saito et al.[1] As the same equipment as in conventional rolling is used, ARB is considered to be one of the most promising methods for manufacturing UFG sheet materials.


Microstructural Evolution And Mechanical Property Of Aa5050 Alloy Deformed By Accumulative Roll Bonding, Kuiyu Cheng, Cheng Lu, A Kiet Tieu, Hongtao Zhu Jan 2014

Microstructural Evolution And Mechanical Property Of Aa5050 Alloy Deformed By Accumulative Roll Bonding, Kuiyu Cheng, Cheng Lu, A Kiet Tieu, Hongtao Zhu

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In this study, ultrafine-grained AA5050 sheets were fabricated by the accumulative roll bonding (ARB) process. Transmission electron microscope observations showed that at the early stage of ARB, the grain size was reduced in the normal direction and became elongated along the rolling direction. The elongated grains were cut out by dense dislocations, which then tangled and condensed, resulting in the formation of dislocation cells. As the deformation proceeded, the dislocation cells evolved to sub-grain boundaries and then grain boundaries. The ultrafinegrained microstructure was obtained via four ARB cycles. The tensile tests at 473 K and 523 K (200 degrees C ...


Molecular Weight Distribution Of Network Strands In Double Network Hydrogels Estimated By Mechanical Testing, Hai Xin, Hugh Ralph Brown, Geoffrey M. Spinks Jan 2014

Molecular Weight Distribution Of Network Strands In Double Network Hydrogels Estimated By Mechanical Testing, Hai Xin, Hugh Ralph Brown, Geoffrey M. Spinks

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The remarkably high toughness of double network (DN) hydrogels is related to the energy dissipation that occurs due to the scission of network strands in the most tightly crosslinked of its two interpenetrating networks. The loading curve during tensile testing of DN hydrogels usually takes a complex shape and sometimes shows yielding. Wang and Hong recently proposed a model [1] based on the successive scission of the shortest remaining elastically active strands during tensile loading that predicts the shape of the loading curve of one DN hydrogel reasonably well. In the present study, the model was modified slightly and applied ...


High Di-Electric Constant Nano-Structure Ceramics Synthesis Using Novel Electric Discharge Assisted Mechanical Milling And Magneto Ball Milling And Its Properties, Azrin A. Chowdhury, Andrzej Calka, David Wexler, Konstantin Konstantinov Jan 2014

High Di-Electric Constant Nano-Structure Ceramics Synthesis Using Novel Electric Discharge Assisted Mechanical Milling And Magneto Ball Milling And Its Properties, Azrin A. Chowdhury, Andrzej Calka, David Wexler, Konstantin Konstantinov

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The conventional method to prepare functional oxides is ceramicpowder- based processing typically via solid-state reaction of microcrystalline starting powders at high temperatures. Disadvantages of this approach include the high temperatures of reaction, limited degree of product chemical homogeneity and difficulties in achieving rapid sintering. Various chemicalbased processing routes have been developed to prepare powders of more homogeneous composition, improved reactivity and sintering ability at low temperatures. Regardless of the route chosen to synthesise complex oxides, almost all of them require lengthy heat treatment schedules that usually exceed 10 h, as well as multi-stage processing steps. We describe two approaches to ...


Effects Of Temperature And Strain Rate On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of High Chromium Cast Iron/Low Carbon Steel Bimetal Prepared By Hot Diffusion-Compression Bonding, Xingjian Gao, Zhengyi Jiang, Dongbin Wei, Sihai Jiao, Dengfu Chen, Jianzhong Xu, Xiaoming Zhang, Dianyao Gong Jan 2014

Effects Of Temperature And Strain Rate On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of High Chromium Cast Iron/Low Carbon Steel Bimetal Prepared By Hot Diffusion-Compression Bonding, Xingjian Gao, Zhengyi Jiang, Dongbin Wei, Sihai Jiao, Dengfu Chen, Jianzhong Xu, Xiaoming Zhang, Dianyao Gong

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The objective of this study is to develop a hot diffusion-compression bonding process for cladding low carbon steel (LCS) to high chromium cast iron (HCCI) in solid-state. The influence of temperature (950-1150 degrees C) and strain rate (0.001-1 s (1)) on microstructure, hardness and bond strength of the HCCI/LCS bimetal were investigated. The interface microstructure reveals that the unbonded region can only be found for 950 degrees C due to lack of diffusion, while the intergrowth between the constituent metals occurred at and above 1100 degrees C. When bonding temperature increases to 1150 degrees C, a carbide-free zone ...


Smart Multifunctional Fluids For Lithium Ion Batteries: Enhanced Rate Performance And Intrinsic Mechanical Protection, Jie Ding, Tongfei Tian, Qing Meng, Zaiping Guo, Weihua Li, Peng Zhang, Fabio T. Ciacchi, Jewel Huang, Wenrong Yang Jan 2013

Smart Multifunctional Fluids For Lithium Ion Batteries: Enhanced Rate Performance And Intrinsic Mechanical Protection, Jie Ding, Tongfei Tian, Qing Meng, Zaiping Guo, Weihua Li, Peng Zhang, Fabio T. Ciacchi, Jewel Huang, Wenrong Yang

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Lithium ion batteries are attractive power sources for the consumer electronics market and are being aggressively developed for road transportation. Nevertheless, issues with safety and reliability need to be solved prior to the large-scale uptake of these batteries. There have recently been significant development and assessment of materials with resistance to mechanical abuse, with the aims of reinforcing the battery and preventing puncturing during a crash. Most of the work on battery mechanical safety has concentrated on the external packaging of batteries, with little attention being paid to the enclosed electrolyte. We report on smart multifunctional fluids that act as ...


Effects Of Tungsten Addition On The Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Microalloyed Forging Steels, Jingwei Zhao, Taekyung Lee, Jeong Hun Lee, Zhengyi Jiang, Chong Soo Lee Jan 2013

Effects Of Tungsten Addition On The Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Microalloyed Forging Steels, Jingwei Zhao, Taekyung Lee, Jeong Hun Lee, Zhengyi Jiang, Chong Soo Lee

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In the current study, the effects of tungsten (W) addition on the microstructure, hardness, and room/low [223 K and 173 K (-50 C and -100 C)] temperature tensile properties of microalloyed forging steels were systematically investigated. Four kinds of steel specimens were produced by varying the W additions (0, 0.1, 0.5, and 1 wt pct). The microstructure showed that the addition of W does not have any noticeable effect on the amount of precipitates. The precipitates in W-containing steels were all rich in W, and the W concentration in the precipitates increased with the increasing W content ...