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Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour of Structural Lightweight Alloys

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ISBN: 9783039213870 9783039213887 Year: Pages: 128 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-388-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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The need to reduce the ecological footprint of water/land/air vehicles in this era of climate change requires pushing the limits regarding the development of lightweight structures and materials. This requires a thorough understanding of their thermomechanical behavior at several stages of the production chain. Moreover, during service, the response of lightweight alloys under the simultaneous influence of mechanical loads and temperature can determine the lifetime and performance of a multitude of structural components. The present Special Issue, comprising eight original research articles, is dedicated to disseminating current efforts around the globe aimed at advancing understanding of the thermomechanical behavior of structural lightweight alloys under processing or service conditions.

Continuous Casting

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ISBN: 9783039213214 9783039213221 Year: Pages: 250 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-322-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- Chemical Engineering
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Continuous casting is an industrial process whereby molten metal is solidified into a semi-finished billet, bloom, or slab for subsequent rolling in finishing mills; it is the most frequently used process to cast not only steel, but also aluminium and copper alloys. Since its widespread introduction for steel in the 1950s, it has evolved to achieve improved yield, quality, productivity and cost efficiency. It allows lower-cost production of metal sections with better quality, due to the inherently lower costs of continuous, standardized production of a product, as well as providing increased control over the process through automation. Nevertheless, challenges remain and new ones appear, as ways are sought to minimize casting defects and to cast alloys that could originally only be cast via other means. This Special Issue of the journal ""Metals"" consists of 14 research articles that cover many aspects of experimental work and theoretical modelling related to the ongoing development of continuous casting processes.

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slab continuous casting --- hybrid simulation model --- uneven secondary cooling --- numerical simulation --- molten steel flow --- solidification --- inclusion motion --- inclusion entrapment --- billet continuous casting --- swirling flow tundish --- multiphase flow --- heat transfer --- mold --- continuous casting --- numerical simulation --- round bloom --- continuous casting --- final electromagnetic stirring --- electromagnetic field --- polycrystalline model --- pores --- inclusions --- mechanism --- beam blank --- crystal --- propagation --- asymptotic analysis --- numerical simulation --- continuous casting --- air mist spray cooling --- continuous casting --- heat flux --- HTC --- secondary cooling --- thin-slab cast direct-rolling --- austenite grain coarsening --- grain growth control --- liquid core reduction --- secondary cooling --- two-phase pinning --- annular argon blowing --- upper nozzle --- flow behavior --- argon gas distribution --- tundish --- continuous casting --- bulge deformation --- thermomechanical coupling --- segmented roller --- finite element analysis --- steel tundish --- baffle --- flow field --- velocity --- PIV --- multi-source information fusion --- data stream --- continuous casting --- roll gap value --- prediction --- global optimization --- support vector regression --- variational mode decomposition --- empirical mode decomposition --- support vector regression --- mold level --- continuous casting --- magnetohydrodynamics --- fluid flow --- bubbles --- inclusions --- entrapment --- entrainment --- heat transfer --- solidification --- slab mold --- continuous casting --- n/a

Marine Structures

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ISBN: 9783039281824 9783039281831 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-183-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Structural mechanics is an important field of engineering. The main goal of structural mechanics is to ensure that structures are safe and durable so that catastrophic situations can be prevented, which can otherwise cause loss of life, environmental pollution and financial losses. Depending on the uses of the structure and the conditions that the structure is subjected to, special treatment may be required for the analysis. Specifically, marine structures are subjected to harsh environmental conditions due to the marine environment, which can cause several different damage mechanisms including fatigue and corrosion. This book on “Marine structures” considers a wide range of areas related to marine structures and provides a compilation of numerical and experimental studies related to “Marine structures” research.

Metal Plasticity and Fatigue at High Temperature

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ISBN: 9783039287703 / 9783039287710 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-771-0 Language: eng
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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In several industrial fields (such as automotive, steelmaking, aerospace, and fire protection systems) metals need to withstand a combination of cyclic loadings and high temperatures. In this condition, they usually exhibit an amount—more or less pronounced—of plastic deformation, often accompanied by creep or stress-relaxation phenomena. Plastic deformation under the action of cyclic loadings may cause fatigue cracks to appear, eventually leading to failures after a few cycles. In estimating the material strength under such loading conditions, the high-temperature material behavior needs to be considered against cyclic loading and creep, the experimental strength to isothermal/non-isothermal cyclic loadings and, not least of all, the choice and experimental calibration of numerical material models and the selection of the most comprehensive design approach. This book is a series of recent scientific contributions addressing several topics in the field of experimental characterization and physical-based modeling of material behavior and design methods against high-temperature loadings, with emphasis on the correlation between microstructure and strength. Several material types are considered, from stainless steel, aluminum alloys, Ni-based superalloys, spheroidal graphite iron, and copper alloys. The quality of scientific contributions in this book can assist scholars and scientists with their research in the field of metal plasticity, creep, and low-cycle fatigue.

Light Weight Alloys: Processing, Properties and Their Applications

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ISBN: 9783039289196 / 9783039289202 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-920-2 Language: eng
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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There is growing interest in light metallic alloys for a wide number of applications owing to their processing efficiency, processability, long service life, and environmental sustainability. Aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys are addressed in this Special Issue, however, the predominant role played by aluminum. The collection of papers published here covers a wide range of topics that generally characterize the performance of the alloys after manufacturing by conventional and innovative processing routes.

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aluminum alloy --- quenching process --- material property --- cooling rate --- plastic strain --- residual stress --- 2024-T4 aluminum alloys --- microarc oxidation --- anode pulse-width --- FEP --- adhesion strength --- wear resistance --- titanium aluminides --- hot compression --- dynamic recrystallization --- microstructure --- Al alloy --- remanufacturing --- hot rolling --- activation energy --- alloy --- 7XXX Al alloy --- spray deposited --- hot deformation behavior --- precipitation --- mechanical alloying --- Al–Si alloy --- mechanical properties --- consolidation --- Ti6Al4V titanium alloy --- resistance spot welding --- mechanical properties --- microstructure --- aluminum alloy --- 7003 alloy --- fatigue properties --- thermomechanical treatment --- fractography --- magnesium alloy --- compressive strength --- hot workability --- processing map --- hot forging --- Al-5Mg wire electrode --- Zr --- wire feedability --- microstructure --- mechanical properties --- commercially pure titanium --- rotary-die equal-channel angular pressing --- cold rolling --- ultra-fine grain --- tensile property --- creep --- hot working --- constitutive equations --- solid solution hardening --- high pressure die casting --- Al-Si-Cu alloys --- iron --- sludge --- intermetallics --- fatigue behavior --- high temperature --- tensile properties --- microstructural changes --- AlSi9Cu3(Fe) --- AlSi11Cu2(Fe) --- AlSi12Cu1(Fe) --- hydroforming --- springback --- FEM simulation --- UNS A92024-T3 --- hardening criteria --- selective laser melting --- AlSi10Mg alloy --- processing temperature --- aging treatment

Bainite and Martensite: Developments and Challenges

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ISBN: 9783039288571 / 9783039288588 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-858-8 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Materials
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The microstructures of both martensite and bainite, although sharing some common features, depict a plethora of subtle differences that made them unique when studied in further detail. Tailoring the final properties of a microstructure based on one or the other as well as in combination with others and exploring more sophisticated concepts, such as Q&P and nanostructured bainite, are the topics which are the focus of research around the world. In understanding the key microstructural parameters controlling the final properties as well as definition of adequate process parameters to attain the desired microstructures requires that a proper understanding of the mechanism ruling their transformation and a detailed characterization first be acheived. The development of new and powerful scientific techniques and equipment (EBSD, APT, HRTEM, etc.) allow us to gain fundamental insights that help to establish some of the principles by which those microstructures are known. The developments accompanying such findings lead to further developments and intensive research providing the required metallurgical support.

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medium-Mn steel --- austenite decomposition --- dilatometry --- phase equilibrium --- retained austenite --- high carbon steels --- nanobainite --- low temperature bainite --- tensile ductility --- retained austenite stability --- transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) --- microalloyed steels --- niobium --- molybdenum --- titanium --- mechanical properties --- yield strength --- impact toughness --- modeling --- microstructure --- EBSD --- bainite --- ausforming --- kinetics --- plate thickness --- steel --- martensite --- bainite --- Q&amp --- P --- synchrotron --- HEXRD --- TRIP --- low temperature bainite --- nitrocarburising --- surface modification --- retained austenite --- bainitic ferrite --- transmission electron microscopy --- creep resistant steels --- carbonitrides precipitation --- martensite --- tempering --- thermomechanical treatment --- ferritic/martensitic steel --- MX nanoprecipitates --- tempered martensite embrittlement --- lenticular martensite --- offshore steels --- electron backscattering diffraction --- Kernel average misorientation --- transmission Kikuchi diffraction --- ultrahigh strength steel --- austempering --- carbon partitioning --- carbide precipitation --- bainitic/martensitic ferrite --- stainless steel --- metastable austenite --- strain-induced martensite --- transformation kinetics --- inductive measurements --- martensitic steel --- direct quenched --- industrialization --- hot rolling --- tempering --- welding --- fatigue --- high strength steel --- tempering --- dilatation behavior --- phase transformation --- microstructure --- bainite --- martensite --- n/a

Computational Methods for Fracture

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ISBN: 9783039216864 9783039216871 Year: Pages: 404 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-687-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Computer Science
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This book offers a collection of 17 scientific papers about the computational modeling of fracture. Some of the manuscripts propose new computational methods and/or how to improve existing cutting edge methods for fracture. These contributions can be classified into two categories: 1. Methods which treat the crack as strong discontinuity such as peridynamics, scaled boundary elements or specific versions of the smoothed finite element methods applied to fracture and 2. Continuous approaches to fracture based on, for instance, phase field models or continuum damage mechanics. On the other hand, the book also offers a wide range of applications where state-of-the-art techniques are employed to solve challenging engineering problems such as fractures in rock, glass, concrete. Also, larger systems such as fracture in subway stations due to fire, arch dams, or concrete decks are studied.

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plate --- FSDT --- HSDT --- Mindlin --- incompatible approximation --- fracture --- screened-Poisson model --- gradient-enhanced model --- damage-plasticity model --- implicit gradient-enhancement --- rock --- shear failure --- elastoplastic behavior --- extended scaled boundary finite element method (X-SBFEM) --- stress intensity factors --- fracture process zone (FPZ) --- thermomechanical analysis --- moderate fire --- finite element simulations --- metallic glass matrix composite --- finite element analysis --- shear band --- microstructure --- ductility --- peridynamics --- fatigue --- rolling contact --- damage --- rail squats --- cracks --- steel reinforced concrete frame --- reinforced concrete core tube --- progressive collapse analysis --- loss of key components --- self-healing --- damage-healing mechanics --- super healing --- anisotropic --- brittle material --- Brittle Fracture --- cell-based smoothed-finite element method (CS-FEM) --- Phase-field model --- ABAQUS UEL --- the Xulong arch dam --- yielding region --- cracking risk --- overall stability --- dam stress zones --- concrete creep --- prestressing stress --- compressive stress --- FE analysis --- force transfer --- grouting --- fracture network modeling --- numerical simulation --- fluid–structure interaction --- bulk damage --- brittle fracture --- rock fracture --- random fracture --- Mohr-Coulomb --- Discontinuous Galerkin --- EPB shield machine --- conditioned sandy pebble --- particle element model --- parameters calibration --- geometric phase --- photonic orbital angular momentum --- topological insulator --- topological photonic crystal --- fatigue crack growth --- surface crack --- crack shape change --- three-parameter model --- LEFM --- XFEM/GFEM --- SBFEM --- phase field --- n/a

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