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  • 251.
    Atarijabarzadeh, Sevil
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik, Polymera material.
    Biofilm adhesion on silicone materials2011Licentiatavhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Silicone composite high voltage insulators are sometimes contaminated by microorganisms in outdoor applications, which results in the insulator becoming conductive and thereafter failure of the insulators. In this work, it has been tried to develop silicone materials with antimicrobial properties. Silicone was blended with various antimicrobial agents. Affectivity and appropriate concentration of the biocides were decided through a fast test prior to the manufacturing of the samples.

    Samples were aged according to an international biodegradation test. To study the extent of the growth on the samples’ surface visual analysis and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were performed. Samples were studied for changes in surface properties and surface chemical composition with carrying out dynamic contact angle measurements and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy respectively. Results from the biodegradation test showed some biocides could inhibit the fungal growth comparing the results for the reference samples. Biofilm formation resulted in changes in surface hydrophobicity and surface chemical composition.

    Further, silicone materials were compounded with clay nanoparticles, which were modified with different organic compounds. Reference samples were manufactured with clay nanoparticles modified with a siloxane surfactant to make the dispersion of the particles into the silicone matrix easier. Clay nanoparticles were also grafted with two organic compounds with antimicrobial effect in order to synthesis organoclays, which have antimicrobial properties. Furthermore, grafting clay with these two compounds was also aimed to make the easy dispersion of the particles into silicone possible.

    Nanocomposites compounded with antimicrobial clay nanoparticles as well as reference nanocomposites were tested with quick test for microbial growth. Changes in the clay particles morphology were examined with x-ray diffraction as well as SEM. Manufactured nanocomposites were also examined with x-ray and SEM to study the dispersion of nanoparticles into the silicone matrix. Changes in clay morphology were observed due to modification with organic compounds. Microbial growth was inhibited on some samples due to presence of antimicrobial organoclays.

  • 252.
    Atarijabarzadeh, Sevil
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik, Polymerteknologi.
    Strömberg, Emma
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik, Polymerteknologi.
    Karlsson, Sigbritt
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik, Polymerteknologi.
    Inhibition of biofilm formation on silicone rubber samples using various antimicrobial agents2011Inngår i: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, ISSN 0964-8305, E-ISSN 1879-0208, Vol. 65, nr 8, s. 1111-1118Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    High-temperature-cured silicone rubber samples (silicone rubber (SIR) based on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)) and SIR samples containing three different antimicrobial agents, sodium benzoate (NaB), DCOIT (4,5 Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazolone-one) and p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) were inoculated with fungal spore suspensions and incubated for 28 days at 29 +/- 1 degrees C and >= 90% humidity, according to the ISO 846:1997(E) protocol. Prior to the biodegradation test, a powder test was conducted to study the efficacy of the chosen antimicrobial compounds and to determine the correct concentration of the compounds for sample preparation. The extent of the microbial growth was studied visually and by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Changes in surface hydrophobicity and surface chemical composition were studied by contact angle measurements and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, respectively. Microbial growth and biofilm formation were observed on the surface of reference samples. DCOIT was the most effective antimicrobial agent, as demonstrated by the lack of microbial growth and unaltered surface hydrophobicity. On the surface of samples containing NaB, an initiation of microbial growth and therefore a slight change in surface hydrophobicity was observed. PABA did not inhibit the fungal growth.

  • 253.
    Aulin, Christian
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik, Fiberteknologi.
    Novel oil resistant cellulosic materials2009Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study has been to prepare and characterise oil resistant cellulosic materials, ranging from model surfaces to papers and aerogels. The cellulosic materials were made oil resistant by chemical and topographic modifications, based on surface energy, surface roughness and barrier approaches. Detailed wetting studies of the prepared cellulosic materials were made using contact angle measurements and standardised penetration tests with different alkanes and oil mixtures.

    A significant part of the activities were devoted to the development of model cellulosic surfaces with different degrees of crystalline ordering for the wetting studies. Crystalline cellulose I, II and amorphous cellulose surfaces were prepared by spin-coating of cellulose nanocrystal or microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) dispersions, with Langmuir-Schaefer (LS) films or by a layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition technique. The formation of multilayers consisting of polyethyleneimine (PEI)/anionic MFC or cationic MFC/anionic MFC was further studied and optimized in terms of total layer thickness and adsorbed amount by combining Dual Polarization Interferometry (DPI) or Stagnation Point Adsorption Reflectrometry (SPAR) with a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D).

    The smooth cellulosic surfaces prepared had different molecular and mesostructure properties and different surface energies as shown by X-ray diffraction, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) imaging, ellipsometry measurements and contact angle measurements.

    The cellulose model surfaces were found to be ideal for detailed wetting studies, and after the surface has been coated or covalently modified with various amounts of fluorosurfactants, the fluorinated cellulose films were used to follow the spreading mechanisms of different oil mixtures. The viscosity and surface tension of the oil mixtures, as well as the dispersive surface energy of the cellulose surfaces, were found to be essential parameters governing the spreading kinetics. A strong correlation was found between the surface concentration of fluorine, the dispersive surface energy and the measured contact angle of the oil mixtures.

    Silicon surfaces possessing structural porous characteristics were fabricated by a plasma etching process. The structured silicon surfaces were coated with sulfate-stabilized cellulose I nanocrystals using the LbL technique. These artificial intrinsically oleophilic cellulose surfaces were made highly oleophobic when coated with a thin layer of fluorinated silanes. By comparison with flat cellulose surfaces, which are oleophilic, it is demonstrated that the surface energy and the surface texture are essential factors preventing oil from spreading on the surface and, thus, inducing the observed macroscopic oleophobic properties.

    The use of the MFC for surface coating on base papers demonstrated very promising characteristics as packaging materials. Environmental-Scanning Electron Microscopy (E-SEM) micrographs indicated that the MFC layer reduced the sheet porosity, i.e. the dense structure formed by the nanofibers resulted in superior oil barrier properties. Attempts were made to link the procedure for preparation of the MFC dispersions to the resulting microstructure of the coatings, and film porosity and the film moisture content to the resulting permeability properties.

    Finally, MFC aerogels were successfully prepared by freeze-drying. The surface texture of the porous aerogels was carefully controlled by adjusting the concentration of the MFC dispersion used for the freeze-drying. The different scales of roughness of the MFC aerogels were utilised, together with the very low surface energy created by fluorination of the aerogel, to induce highly oleophobic properties.

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  • 254.
    Aulin, Christian
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Preparation, characterisation and wetting of fluorinated cellulose surfaces2007Licentiatavhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis deals with the wetting by oil mixtures of two different model cellulose surfaces. The surfaces studied were a regenerated cellulose (RG) surface prepared by spin-coating, and a film consisting of polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEM) of Poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI) and a carboxymethylated Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC). After coating or covalently modifying the cellulose surfaces with various amounts of fluorosurfactants, the fluorinated cellulose films were used to follow the spreading mechanisms of the different oil mixtures. The viscosity and surface tension of the oil, as well as the dispersive surface energy of the cellulose surface, are essential parameters governing the spreading kinetics. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and dispersive surface energy measurements were made on the cellulose films treated with fluorosurfactants. A strong correlation between the surface coverage of fluorine, the dispersive surface energy and the measured contact angle of the oil mixtures was found. For example, a dispersive surface energy less than 18 mN/m was required in order for the cellulose surface to be non-wetting (θe > 90º) by castor oil.

    Significant parts of this work were devoted to the development of cellulose surfaces for the wetting studies. The formation of a PEM consisting of PEI and MFC was studied and the total layer thickness and adsorbed amount were optimized by combining Dual Polarization Interferometry (DPI) with a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D). The adsorption behaviour as well as the influence of the charge density, pH and electrolyte concentration of PEI, and electrolyte concentration of the MFC dispersion on the adsorbed amount of MFC were investigated. Results indicate that a combination of a high pH, a fairly high electrolyte concentration for PEI solution together with low or zero electrolyte concentration for the MFC resulted in the largest possible adsorbed amounts of the individual PEI and MFC layers.

    The structures of the two cellulose surfaces were characterised with atomic force microscopy measurements and a difference in terms of surface structure and roughness were observed. Both surfaces were however very smooth with calculated RMS roughness values in the range of a few nanometers.

    The adsorption behaviour of water-dispersible fluorosurfactants physically adsorbed at various concentrations onto the two model cellulose surfaces was investigated using DPI. The aggregate structure of an anionic fluorosurfactant, perfluorooctadecanoic acid, dispersed in water was studied by Cryo Transmission Electron Microscopy (Cryo-TEM). The fluorosurfactants had an adsorption and desorption behaviour in water which was dependent on the fluorinated chain length and the aggregation form of the fluorosurfactant. Perfluorooctanoic acid and a commercial cationic fluorosurfactant with a formal composition of CF3 (CF2)nSO2NH(CH2)3-4N(CH3)3+I- was found to desorb from the MFC and RG surfaces upon rinsing with water, whereas perfluorooctadecanoic acid was strongly adsorbed to the surfaces. It is essential for a fluorosurfacatant to be strongly adsorbed to the cellulose surface even after rinsing to yield hydrophobic and lipophobic (oleophobic) properties with a large contact angle for oils and water.

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  • 255.
    Aulin, Christian
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik, Fiberteknologi.
    Gallstedt, Mikael
    Lindström, Tom
    Oxygen and oil barrier properties of microfibrillated cellulose films and coatings2010Inngår i: Cellulose (London), ISSN 0969-0239, E-ISSN 1572-882X, Vol. 17, nr 3, s. 559-574Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The preparation of carboxymethylated microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) films by dispersion-casting from aqueous dispersions and by surface coating on base papers is described. The oxygen permeability of MFC films were studied at different relative humidity (RH). At low RH (0%), the MFC films showed very low oxygen permeability as compared with films prepared from plasticized starch, whey protein and arabinoxylan and values in the same range as that of conventional synthetic films, e.g., ethylene vinyl alcohol. At higher RH's, the oxygen permeability increased exponentially, presumably due to the plasticizing and swelling of the carboxymethylated nanofibers by water molecules. The effect of moisture on the barrier and mechanical properties of the films was further studied using water vapor sorption isotherms and by humidity scans in dynamic mechanical analysis. The influences of the degree of nanofibrillation/dispersion on the microstructure and optical properties of the films were evaluated by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and light transmittance measurements, respectively. FE-SEM micrographs showed that the MFC films consisted of randomly assembled nanofibers with a thickness of 5-10 nm, although some larger aggregates were also formed. The use of MFC as surface coating on various base papers considerably reduced the air permeability. Environmental scanning electron microscopy (E-SEM) micrographs indicated that the MFC layer reduced sheet porosity, i.e., the dense structure formed by the nanofibers resulted in superior oil barrier properties.

  • 256.
    Aulin, Christian
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik, Fiberteknologi.
    Johansson, E.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Lindström, T.
    Adsorption behaviour, structural and adhesive properties of microfibrillated cellulose-based multilayersArtikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 257.
    Aulin, Christian
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik, Fiberteknologi.
    Josefsson, Peter
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Nanoscale Cellulose Films with Different Crystallinities and Mesostructures: Their Surface Properties and Interaction with Water2009Inngår i: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 25, nr 13, s. 7675-7685Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    A systematic study of the degree of molecular ordering and swelling of different nanocellulose model films has been conducted. Crystalline cellulose II surfaces were prepared by spin-coating of the precursor cellulose solutions onto oxidized silicon wafers before regeneration in water or by using the Langmuir-Schaefer (LS) technique. Amorphous cellulose films were also prepared by spin-coating of a precursor cellulose solution onto oxidized silicon wafers. Crystalline cellulose I surfaces were prepared by spin-coating wafers with aqueous suspensions of sulfate-stabilized cellulose nanocrystals and low-charged microfibrillated cellulose (LC-MFC). In addition, a dispersion of high-charged MFC was used for the buildup of polyelectrolyte multilayers with polyetheyleneimine on silica with the aid of the layer-by-layer (LbL) technique. These preparation methods produced smooth thin films on the nanometer scale Suitable for X-ray diffraction and swelling measurements. The surface morphology and thickness of the cellulose films were characterized in detail by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and ellipsometry measurements, respectively. To determine the surface energy of the cellulose surfaces, that Is, their ability to engage in different interactions with different materials, they were characterized through contact angle measurements against water, glycerol, and methylene iodide. Small incidence angle X-ray diffraction revealed that the nanocrystal and MFC films exhibited a cellulose I crystal structure and that the films prepared from N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide (NMMO), LiCl/DMAc solutions, using the LS technique, possessed a cellulose II structure. The degree of crystalline ordering was highest in the nanocrystal films (similar to 87%), whereas the MFC, NMMO, and LS films exhibited a degree of crystallinity of about 60%. The N,N-dimethylacetamide(DMAc)/LiCl film possessed very low crystalline ordering (<15%). It was also established that the films ha different mesostructures, that is, structures around 10 nm, depending on the preparation conditions. The LS and LiCl/DMAc films are smooth without any clear mesostructure, whereas the other films have a clear mesostructure in which the dimensions are dependent oil the size of the nanocrystals, fibrillar cellulose, and electrostatic charge of the MFC. The swelling of the films was studied using a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation. To understand the swelling properties of the films, it was necessary to consider both the difference in crystalline ordering and the difference in mesostructure of the films.

  • 258.
    Aulin, Christian
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Shchukarev, Andrei
    Umeå Universitet.
    Lindström, Tom
    Wetting kinetics of oil mixtures on fluorinated model cellulose surfaces2008Inngår i: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 317, s. 556-567Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The wetting of two different model cellulose surfaces has been studied; a regenerated cellulose (RG) surface prepared by spin-coating, and a novel multilayer film of poly(ethyleneimine) and a carboxymethylated microtibrillated cellulose (MFC). The cellulose films were characterized in detail using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). AFM indicates smooth and continuous films on a nanometer scale and the RMS roughness of the RG cellulose and MFC surfaces was determined to be 3 and 6 nm, respectively. The cellulose films were modified by coating with various amounts of an anionic fluorosurfactant, perfluorooctadecanoic acid, or covalently modified with pentadecafluorooctanyl chloride. The fluorinated cellulose films were used to follow the spreading mechanisms of three different oil mixtures. The viscosity and surface tension of the oils were found to be essential parameters governing the spreading kinetics on these surfaces. XPS and dispersive surface energy measurements were made on the cellulose films coated with perfluorooctadecanoic acid. A strong correlation was found between the surface concentration of fluorine, the dispersive surface energy and the contact angle of castor oil on the surface. A dispersive surface energy less than 18 mN/m was required in order for the cellulose surface to be non-wetting (theta(e) > 90 degrees) by castor oil.

  • 259.
    Aulin, Christian
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik, Fiberteknologi.
    Netrval, Julia
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknik.
    Lindström, Tom
    Ultra light-weight microfibrillated cellulose aerogels with tunable oleophobicityArtikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 260.
    Aulin, Christian
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Fiberteknologi.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Yun, Sang Ho
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Mikroelektronik och tillämpad fysik, MAP.
    Lindström, Tom
    Design of Highly Oleophobic Cellulose Surfaces from Structured Silicon Templates2009Inngår i: Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, Vol. 1, nr 11, s. 2443-2452Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Structured silicon surfaces, possessing hierarchical porous characteristics consisting of micrometer-sized cavities superimposed upon a network of nanometer-sized pillars or wires, have been fabricated by a plasma-etching process. These surfaces have superoleophobic properties, after being coated with fluorinated organic trichlorosilanes, on intrinsically oleophilic surfaces. By comparison with flat silicon surfaces, which are oleophilic, it has been demonstrated that a combination of low surface energy and the structured features of the plasma-etched surface is essential to prevent oil from penetrating the surface cavities and thus induce the observed macroscopic superoleophobic phenomena with very low contact-angle hysteresis and low roll-off angles. The structured silicon surfaces were coated with cellulose nanocrystals using the polyelectrolyte multilayer technique. The cellulose surfaces prepared in this way were then coated with a monolayer of fluorinated trichlorosilanes. These porous cellulose films displayed highly nonwetting properties against a number of liquids with low surface tension, including alkanes such as hexadecane and decane. The wettability and chemical composition of the cellulose/silicon surfaces were characterized with contact-angle goniometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, respectively. The nano/microtexture features of the cellulose/silicon surfaces were also studied with field-emission scanning electron microscopy. The highly oleophobic structured cellulose surfaces are very interesting model surfaces for the development of biomimetic self-cleaning surfaces in a vast array of products, including green constructions, packaging materials, protection against environmental fouling, sports, and outdoor clothing, and microfluidic systems.

  • 261.
    Aune, Ragnhild E.
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner                               , Metallurgi.
    Thermodynamic studies of some high temperature systems1997Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 262.
    Aune, Ragnhild E.
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Battezzati, Livio
    Brooks, Robert
    Egry, Ivan
    Fecht, Hans-Joerg
    Garandet, Jean-Paul
    Hayashi, Miyuki
    Mills, Ken C.
    Passerone, Alberto
    Quested, Peter N.
    Ricci, Enrica
    Schmidt-Hohagen, Frank
    Seetharaman, Seshadri
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Vinet, Bernard
    Wunderlich, Rainer K.
    Thermophysical properties of IN738lc, MM247lc and CMSX-4 in the liquid and high temperature solid phase2005Inngår i: Superalloys 718, 625, 706 and Derivatives, Proceedings, 2005, s. 467-476Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermophysical properties of the Ni-based superalloys CMSX-4, IN738LC, and MM247LC have been measured in the liquid and high-temperature solid phase. Properties included calorimetric, thermal transport, the surface tension, and the viscosity. Experiments have been performed in ground-based laboratory using classical calorimetry and rheometry as well as under reduced gravity conditions in an electromagnetic levitation device on board parabolic flights. In this contribution, an overview of the various properties of three Ni-based superalloys is given with emphasis on the surface tension and viscosity as obtained from the parabolic flight experiments. The measurements were performed within a program called ThermoLab dedicated to the measurement of thermophysical properties of industrial alloys.

  • 263.
    Aune, Ragnhild E.
    et al.
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner, Materialvetenskap.
    Sridhar, S.
    Hayashi, Miyuki
    Viscosities and Gibbs energies: On a common structural base2004Inngår i: High Temperature Materials and Processes, ISSN 0334-6455, E-ISSN 2191-0324, Vol. 22, nr 5/6, s. 369-378Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The present paper reviews the extensive work carried out with respect to the modeling of viscosities of high temperature melts carried out in the Division of Metallurgy, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. This work was inspired to a great extent by a past collaboration with Professor Ken Mills at Imperial College, London, UK. A thermodynamic approach based on Richardson's theory of ideal mixing of silicates, was used to predict the viscosities of binary silicates. The second derivative of In eta with respect to composition was used to predict the setting of ordering in a homogeneous silicate melt during cooling as it approaches the liquidus temperature. The paper clearly demonstrates the powerfulness of the thermodynamic approach to physical properties of high temperature melts.

  • 264.
    Aune, Ragnhild Elizabeth
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Materialens processvetenskap.
    Seetharaman, Seshadri
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Materialens processvetenskap.
    Experimental designs toward an understanding of process phenomena in steelmaking2006Inngår i: Iron and Steel Technology, ISSN 1547-0423, Vol. 3, nr 12, s. 137-146Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Various experimental studies towards the understanding of different process phenomena in iron and steelmaking were presented. Thermal diffusivity measurement was carried out at various temperature to monitor the structural changes occurring in coke. X-ray diffraction measurements were carried out to determine the average crystallite size of graphite along the structural c-axis and in the structural ab plane. It was observed that the apparent thermal diffusivity during the cooling cycle is larger than the heating cycle. Many experiments were also conducted in a high-temperature x-ray diffraction unit, to study the rate of graphitization at any given temperature for a given coke sample. An experimental design for the investigation of the mechanism of reduction in the blast furnace shaft, and the role of coke by dynamic x-ray photography was also carried out. The heating and melting of a mold flux during continuous casting were also simulated in specially designed laboratory.

  • 265.
    Aune, Ragnhild Elizabeth
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Materialens processvetenskap.
    Seetharaman, Seshadri
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Materialens processvetenskap.
    Experimental designs towards an understanding of process phenomena in steel making2005Inngår i: ICS 2005: Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on the Science and Technology of Steelmaking, 2005, s. 381-392Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 266.
    Austrell, Per-Erik
    et al.
    Division of Structural Mechanics, Lund Institute of Technology.
    Kari, LeifKTH, Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI), Farkost och flyg, MWL Strukturakustik.
    Constitutive Models for Rubber IV: proceedings of the 4th European Conference for Constitutive Models for Rubber, ECCMR 2005, Stockholm, Sweden, 27-29 June 20052005Collection/Antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The unique properties of elastomeric materials are taken advantage of in many engineering applications. Elastomeric units are used as couplings or mountings between stiff parts. Examples are shock absorbers, vibration insulators, flexible joints, seals and suspensions etc.

     

    However, the complicated nature of the material behavior makes it difficult to accurately predict the performance of these units, using for example finite element modelling. It is therefore necessary that the constitutive model accurately capture relevant aspects of the mechanical behavior.

     

    The latest development concerning constitutive modelling of rubber is collected in these proceedings. It is the fourth ECCMR-European Conference on Constitutive Modelling in a series on this subject.

     

    Topics included in this volume are, Hyperelastic models, Strength, fracture & fatigue, Dynamic properties & the Fletcher-Gent effect, Micro-mechanical & statistical approaches, Stress softening, Viscoelasticity, Filler reinforcement, and Tyres, fiber & cord reinforced rubber.

  • 267. Avazkonandeh-Gharavol, M. H.
    et al.
    Haddad-Sabzevar, M.
    Fredriksson, Hasse
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Analysis of phase diagram and diffusion coefficient for modeling of microsegregation2017Inngår i: Journal of Materials Science, ISSN 0022-2461, E-ISSN 1573-4803, Vol. 52, nr 3, s. 1446-1460Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermodynamic description of phase diagram and diffusion data are required to model microsegregation during solidification of metallic alloys. Knowledge about non-equilibrium phase diagrams is essential for modeling of microsegregation in practical situations. Therefore, the aim of this study is to theoretically analyze phase diagram and diffusion data for calculation of microsegregation. For this purpose, aluminum-rich part of the Al-Cu phase diagram was recalculated under non-equilibrium conditions. Effect of excess vacancies formed during solidification was considered on both the phase diagram and diffusion coefficient. The results show that by modifying the phase diagram, the calculated results have better consistency with the experimental results, but there is still room for improvement. When the effect of excess vacancies on diffusion coefficient is considered, the modeling results show a much better correlation with the experimental results. The origin of discrepancies between the calculations and experiments are deeply discussed using current theories in solidification.

  • 268. Avazkonandeh-Gharavol, M. H.
    et al.
    Haddad-Sabzevar, M.
    Fredriksson, Hasse
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Metallernas gjutning.
    Effect of partition coefficient on microsegregation during solidification of aluminium alloys2014Inngår i: International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, ISSN 1674-4799, E-ISSN 1869-103X, Vol. 21, nr 10, s. 980-989Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In the modeling of microsegregation, the partition coefficient is usually calculated using data from the equilibrium phase diagrams. The aim of this study was to experimentally and theoretically analyze the partition coefficient in binary aluminum-copper alloys. The samples were analyzed by differential thermal analysis (DTA), which were melted and quenched from different temperatures during solidification. The mass fraction and composition of phases were measured by image processing and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with an energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) unit. These data were used to calculate as the experimental partition coefficients with four different methods. The experimental and equilibrium partition coefficients were used to model the concentration profile in the primary phase. The modeling results show that the profiles calculated by the experimental partition coefficients are more consistent with the experimental profiles, compared to those calculated using the equilibrium partition coefficients.

  • 269. Avazkonandeh-Gharavol, M. H.
    et al.
    Haddad-Sabzevar, M.
    Fredriksson, Hasse
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Experimental analysis of partition coefficient in Al-Mg alloys2016Inngår i: Iranian Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, ISSN 1735-0808, Vol. 13, nr 2, s. 62-72Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Because the partition coefficient is one of the most important parameters affecting microsegregation, the aim of this research is to experimentally analyse the partition coefficient in Al-Mg alloys. In order to experimentally measure the partition coefficient, a series of quenching experiments during solidification were carried out. For this purpose binary Al-Mg alloys containing 6.7 and 10.2 wt-% Mg were melted and solidified in a DTA furnace capable of quenching samples during solidification. Cooling rates of 0.5 and 5 KJmin were used and samples were quenched from predetermined temperatures during solidification. The fractions and compositions of the phases were measured by quantitative metallography and SEM/EDX analyses, respectively. These results were used to measure the experimental partition coefficients. The resultant partition coefficients were used to model the concentration profile in the primary phase and the results were compared with equilibrium calculations and experimental profiles. The results of calculations based on the experimental partition coefficients show better consistency with experimental concentration profiles than the equilibrium calculations.

  • 270. Avazkonandeh-Gharavol, M. H.
    et al.
    Haddad-Sabzevar, M.
    Fredriksson, Hasse
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Metallernas gjutning.
    On the microsegregation of Al-Mg alloys by thermal analysis and numerical modeling2014Inngår i: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, ISSN 0925-8388, E-ISSN 1873-4669, Vol. 610, s. 462-471Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Knowledge about solid fraction versus temperature during solidification is crucial for the control of solidification processes. In the present paper solidification sequence and path of Al-Mg binary alloys containing 6.7 and 10.2 wt.% Mg was investigated by a series of DTA and quenching experiments and numerical modeling in 0.5 and 5 K min(-1) cooling rates. Experimental results show that at both cooling rates, Al-6.7 wt.% Mg solidifies with a single phase structure, but Al-10.2 wt.% Mg solidifies with a two phase structure. According to the results of numerical modeling, good agreement between calculated solidification curves and experimental solid fractions, but poor correlation with concentration profiles. The source of discrepancies is discussed according to different theories of microsegregation.

  • 271.
    Axelsson, Gary
    KTH. Skanska Teknik AB, Stockholm.
    Set-up of driven piles in sand - The effect of constrained dilatancy during loading2018Inngår i: ISRM International Symposium 2000, IS 2000, International Society for Rock Mechanics , 2018Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The increase in bearing capacity over time (i.e. set-up) of driven piles in non-cohesive soils is often substantial. However, the basic mechanisms behind the phenomenon are still not fully understood. In order to investigate the mechanisms related to set-up a comprehensive field test was performed involving a full-scale driven pile. The pile was instrumented with earth pressure cells and piezometers on the shaft, as well as a pressure cell at the pile toe. The pile was static load tested at different points in time during a period of almost two years. During the whole time period the long-term increase in the horizontal stress, due to stress relaxation, was monitored. However, during the actual loading of the pile a large increase in horizontal stress on the shaft was observed, as a result of confined dilatancy. The results showed that this mechanism had a major influence on the pile capacity and was clearly time-dependent. Furthermore, it was concluded that it was the predominant cause behind the observed set-up. The results provide a valuable insight into how piles behave during loading, as well as clarifying the basic mechanisms involved during set-up.

  • 272.
    Axelsson, Patrik
    et al.
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner, Pappers- och massateknik.
    Gellerstedt, Göran
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner, Pappers- och massateknik.
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner, Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Condensation reactions of lignin during birch Kraft pulping as studied by thioacidolysis2004Inngår i: Journal of Pulp and Paper Science (JPPS), ISSN 0826-6220, Vol. 30, nr 12, s. 317-322Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The influences of kappa number and ionic strength during birch kraft cooking on the extent of lignin condensation have been studied using thioacidolysis and size exclusion chromatography. Thioacidolysis degrades alkyl-aryl ether bonds in lignin while leaving carbon-carbon and diaryl-ether bonds relatively intact. Therefore, the lignin structures not cleaved during thioacidolysis can be considered as relatively stable and may account,, for example,for the slow residual phase delignification in the kraft cook and for differences in bleachability. It was shown that condensed lignin structures are formed in the residual lignin during birch kraft cooking. The relative amount of such structures increased with decreasing kappa number or with increasing sodium ion concentration in the cook. These structures were also found in a xylan-lignin complex isolated from a birch kraft pulp. The condensed structures were only partly reactive during oxygen delignification.

  • 273. Ayedh, H. M.
    et al.
    Bobal, V.
    Nipoti, R.
    Hallén, Anders
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Integrerade komponenter och kretsar.
    Svensson, B. G.
    Formation and annihilation of carbon vacancies in 4H-SiC2016Inngår i: 16th International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, ICSCRM 2015, Trans Tech Publications, 2016, s. 331-336Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The carbon vacancy (VC) is a major point defect in high-purity 4H-SiC epitaxial layers limiting the minority charge carrier lifetime. In layers grown by chemical vapor deposition techniques, the VC concentration is typically in the range of 1012 cm-3 and after device processing at temperatures approaching 2000 °C, it can be enhanced by several orders of magnitude. In the present contribution, we show that the cooling rate after high-temperature processing has a profound influence on the resulting VC concentration where a slow rate promotes elimination of VC. Further, isochronal annealing of as-grown and as-oxidized epi-layers protected by a carbon-cap was undertaken between 800 °C and 1600 °C. The results reveal that thermodynamic equilibrium of VC is established rather rapidly at moderate temperatures, reaching a VC concentration of only a few times 1011 cm-3 after 40 min at 1500 °C. Hence, the concept of eliminating VC’s by annealing at moderate temperatures under C-rich equilibrium conditions shows great promise and enables reannealing of high-temperature processed wafers, in contrast to the procedures commonly used today to eliminate VC. In-diffusion of carbon interstitials and out-diffusion of VC’s are discussed as the kinetics processes establishing the thermodynamic equilibrium.

  • 274. Ayedh, H. M.
    et al.
    Iwamoto, N.
    Nipoti, R.
    Hallén, Anders
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Elektronik, Integrerade komponenter och kretsar.
    Svensson, B. G.
    Formation of D-Center in p-type 4H-SiC epi-layers during high temperature treatments2017Inngår i: 11th European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, ECSCRM 2016, Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2017, Vol. 897, s. 262-265Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The current work is devoted to studying the evolution of deep level defects in the lower half of the 4H-SiC bandgap after high temperature processing and ion implantation. Two as-grown and pre-oxidized 4H-SiC sets of samples have been thermally treated at temperatures up to 1950 °C for 10 min duration using RF inductive heating. Another set of as grown samples was implanted by 4.2 MeV Si ions at room temperature (RT) with different doses (1- 4×108 cm-2). The so-called “D-center” at EV+0.6 eV dominates and forms after the elevated heat treatments, while it shows no change after the ion implantations (EV denotes the valence band edge). In contrast, the concentration of the so-called HK4 level at EV+1.44 eV increases with the implantation dose, whereas it anneals out after heat treatment at ≥ 1700 °C.

  • 275. Ayedh, H. M.
    et al.
    Nipoti, R.
    Hallén, Anders
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Integrerade komponenter och kretsar.
    Svensson, B. G.
    Controlling the carbon vacancy concentration in 4H-SiC subjected to high temperature treatment2016Inngår i: 16th International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, ICSCRM 2015, Trans Tech Publications, 2016, s. 414-417Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The carbon vacancy (VC) is the major charge carrier lifetime limiting-defect in 4H-SiC epitaxial layers and it is readily formed during elevated heat treatments. Here we describe two ways for controlling the VC concentration in 4H-SiC epi-layer using different annealing procedures. One set of samples was subjected to high temperature processing at 1950 °C for 3 min, but then different cooling rates were applied. A significant reduction of the VC concentration was demonstrated by the slow cooling rate. In addition, elimination of the VC’s was also established by annealing a sample, containing high VC concentration, at 1500 °C for a sufficiently long time. Both procedures clearly demonstrate the need for maintaining thermodynamic equilibrium during cooling.

  • 276.
    Ayedh, H. M.
    et al.
    Norway.
    Nipoti, R.
    Italy.
    Hallén, Anders
    KTH, Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS), Elektronik, Integrerade komponenter och kretsar.
    Svensson, B. G.
    Norway.
    Kinetics modeling of the carbon vacancy thermal equilibration in 4H-SiC2018Inngår i: International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, ICSCRM 2017, Trans Tech Publications, 2018, s. 233-236Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The carbon vacancy (VC) is a major limiting-defect of minority carrier lifetime in n-type 4H-SiC epitaxial layers and it is readily formed during high temperature processing. In this study, a kinetics model is put forward to address the thermodynamic equilibration of VC, elucidating the possible atomistic mechanisms that control the VC equilibration under C-rich conditions. Frenkel pair generation, injection of carbon interstitials (Ci’s) from the C-rich surface, followed by recombination with VC’s, and diffusion of VC’s towards the surface appear to be the major mechanisms involved. The modelling results show a close agreement with experimental deep-level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) depth profiles of VC after annealing at different temperatures.

  • 277. Aygul, Mustafa
    et al.
    Al-Emrani, Mohammad
    Barsoum, Zuheir
    KTH, Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI), Farkost och flyg. Khalifa University of Science Research and Technology, United Arab Emirates.
    Leander, John
    KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Byggvetenskap, Bro- och stålbyggnad.
    An investigation of distortion-induced fatigue cracking under variable amplitude loading using 3D crack propagation analysis2014Inngår i: Engineering Failure Analysis, ISSN 1350-6307, E-ISSN 1873-1961, Vol. 45, s. 151-163Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The distortion-induced fatigue cracks in the welded details of the Soderstrom Bridge are analytically and numerically investigated by performing 3D crack propagation analyses with variable amplitude fatigue loading. In the crack propagation analyses, the effects of bridge loading are defined on the basis of the field measurements in order to simulate crack growth and predict the residual fatigue life of the studied detail as accurately as possible. The effect of crack closure and crack direction while considering the most common criteria is also studied. The results are compared with those obtained from the crack propagation analyses with constant amplitude fatigue loading presented in Ayg l et al. [1]. The results of the crack growth simulations with variable amplitude fatigue loading have generally shown good agreement with the real crack formation and reveal that the crack growth rates are different in different directions. The crack behaviour in the damaged detail is mainly controlled by the loading and geometrical arrangement of the detail components. There is generally a significant difference between constant and variable amplitude fatigue crack growth analyses and the variable amplitude fatigue crack growth analyses yield more conservative results. The main reason for this difference is the bridge loading and the number of stress cycles defined in the analyses. The crack direction criteria studied in this investigation showed basically the same crack formation and crack growth rate.

  • 278. Aygül, M.
    et al.
    Al-Emrani, M.
    Barsoum, Zuheir
    KTH, Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI), Farkost och flyg, Lättkonstruktioner.
    Leander, John
    KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Byggvetenskap, Bro- och stålbyggnad.
    Investigation of distortion-induced fatigue cracked welded details using 3D crack propagation analysis2014Inngår i: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 64, s. 54-66Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The behaviour of distortion-induced fatigue cracks in welded details in an existing bridge was studied analytically by performing crack propagation analysis based on linear elastic fracture mechanics. The real load history of the bridge was obtained from strain measurements. These loads were utilised to examine the crack growth rate and the residual service life of the cracked detail. Moreover, the effectiveness, accuracy and applicability of the crack propagation analysis on bridge structures were investigated by simulating a complex case of fatigue cracking using several crack propagation analyses. The results of the analyses revealed that the fatigue crack in the studied details had significantly different crack growth characteristics in different directions. In the thickness direction, for instance, the crack was seen to propagate at a certain rate, which increased with the propagated crack from the beginning and, as expected, the crack propagation rate decreased when the crack grew longer. The crack was subsequently arrested half way through the thickness of the plate. In the longitudinal direction, the crack was not, however, arrested in the same way as in the thickness direction and it continued to propagate at a reduced yet constant crack growth rate. The results also revealed that, even though distortion-induced fatigue cracking was usually caused by a mixed-mode condition (i.e. a combination of modes I, II and III), the governing propagation mode is still mode I. Furthermore, it was also observed that the contribution of modes II and III to crack propagation was very little and dependent on the location of the propagated crack front, as well as the geometrical configuration of the cross-beam.

  • 279.
    Aytekin, Kasim
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Characterization of machinability in lead-free brass alloys2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Ny lagstiftning har lagt fokus på den tociska naturen av bly som legeringselement I mässingsprodukter. Vattenförsörjningssystem är av största oro där misstänkt blyläckage från mässingsprodukter hotar människors hälsa, världen över.

    Denna studie har utförts i syfte att karaktärisera bearbetbarheten av blyfria mässingslegeringar för att förse industrin med nödvändig information och underlätta att ersätta dagens blyade alternativ. Karaktäriseringen har fokuserat på två specifika bearbetningsprocesser, nämligen svarvning och borrning där intresset har legat hos skärkraftsgenerering och spånbildning. Svarvtesterna riktade sig mot att jämföra tre olika legeringar, CW511L, AquaNordicÒ och CW625N. De två förstnämnda är blyfria och CW625N är en medelblyhaltig mässingslegering. Borrtesterna riktade sig mot att karaktärisera vilken effekt borrgeometrier har på skärkraftsgenerering och spånbildning. Huvudfokus lades på inverkan av spånvinkel och borrdiameter. Borrtesterna utfördes endast på AquaNordicÒ.

    Resultaten har visat att, signifikant högre skärkrafter genereras vid svarvning av blyfria legeringar jämfört med blyfria. Det fanns emellertid ingen signifikant skillnad mellan de båda blyfria legeringarna avseende skärkrafter, medan spånbildning förbättrades för AquaNordicÒ . Borrtesterna har å andra sidan visat att bearbetningen hos den blyfria AquaNordicÒ -legeringen kan förbättras genom att öka på spånvinkeln och minska borrdiameter.

    Baserat på resultaten från det här avhandlingsarbetet har man dragit slutsatsen att bearbetningen av blyfria mässingslegeringar är tillräckligt bra för att kunna antas av industrin. Förbättring är dock nödvändig för att ersätta de blyeade alternativen helt.

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  • 280.
    Azizi Samir, M. A. S.
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI), Farkost och flyg, Lättkonstruktioner.
    Alloin, F.
    Dufresne, A.
    High performance nanocomposite polymer electrolytes2006Inngår i: Composite interfaces (Print), ISSN 0927-6440, E-ISSN 1568-5543, Vol. 13, nr 4-6, s. 545-559Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Solid lithium-conducting nanocomposite polymer electrolytes based on poly(oxyethylene) (POE) were prepared using high aspect ratio cellulosic whiskers and lithium imide salt, LiTFSI. The cellulosic whiskers were extracted from tunicate - a sea animal - and consisted of slender parallelepiped rods that have an average length around 1 μm and a width close to 15 nm. High performance nanocomposite electrolytes were obtained. The filler provided a high reinforcing effect, despite the favorable cellulose/POE interactions that were expected to decrease the possibility of interwhisker connection and formation of a percolating cellulosic network, while a high level of ionic conductivity was retained with respect to unfilled polymer electrolytes. Cross-linking and plasticizing of the matrix as well as preparation of the composites from an organic medium were also investigated.

  • 281. Babonas, G. J.
    et al.
    Reza, A.
    Simkiene, I.
    Sabataityte, J.
    Baran, M.
    Szymczak, R.
    Karlsson, Ulf O.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Materialfysik, Materialfysik, MF.
    Suchodolski, Arturas
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Materialfysik, Materialfysik, MF.
    Optical properties of Fe-doped silica films on Si2006Inngår i: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 252, nr 15, s. 5391-5394Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Optical properties of Fe-doped silica films on Si were investigated by ellipsometric technique in the region 1-5 eV. Samples were produced by sol-gel method. Precursors were prepared by mixing tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) solution in ethanol and water with aqueous solution of Fe-chloride or Fe-acetate. The coating solution was deposited on Si substrates by spin on technique. The size of Fe-containing nanometric-sized particles depended on technology and varied from 20 to 100 nm. Optical response of complex hybrid samples SiO2:Fe/Si was interpreted in a multi-layer model. In the inverse problem, the Maxwell equations were solved by transfer matrix technique. Dielectric function of Fe-doped silica layers was calculated in the model of effective media. Analysis of optical data has shown that various Fe-oxides formed. Experimental data for films obtained from precursors with Fe-acetate and annealed in hydrogen were well described by the model calculations taking into account a small contribution 1-5% of metal Fe imbedded in silica. The Fe/Fe-O contribution to optical response increased for samples grown from FeCl3-precursor. Ellipsometric data for Fe-doped silica films on Si were interpreted taking into account the structural AFM studies as well as the results of magnetic measurements.

  • 282.
    Babu, Prasath
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
    Vamsi, K. V.
    Karthikeyan, S.
    On the formation and stability of precipitate phases in a near lamellar γ-TiAl based alloy during creep2018Inngår i: Intermetallics (Barking), ISSN 0966-9795, E-ISSN 1879-0216, Vol. 98, s. 115-125Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The formation, evolution and stability of metastable phases observed in the γ-TiAl based alloy Ti-47Al-2Cr-2Nb was studied under creep deformation with stress applied at two different hard orientations in a highly textured as-cast + HIPed material. Previously we have reported that the metastable phase Ti(Al,Cr)2 with C14 Laves phase structure forms at the γ-α2 interface which acts as sink for the alloying elements ejected from the dissolving α2 phase and also expected to effectively control the interface stresses through short range diffusion and modifications in the chemical composition [1]. Ab initio density functional theory based calculations were carried out to evaluate the effect of choice of lattice position and site occupancy of aluminium atoms in the Ti(Al,Cr)2 structure on the lattice parameter variation and thermodynamic stability. C14 with the composition 25 at. % Al was found to have lattice parameter values close to the inter-planar spacing of &lt;110&gt;γ and &lt;10-10&gt;α2 which would have a lower misfit with C14 across the interface. From the cohesive energy calculations, Laves phase C14 with a constrained lattice parameter due to the adjoining phases, exhibits higher stability than the B2 and L10 structures across a range of compositions studied. Electron diffraction simulations of C14 with a composition of 25% Al compared with the experimental data suggest that the structure C14 has taken up either a random site occupancy compared to a specific choice of ordering to minimize the interfacial stress. Though the experimental evidences do not strongly support a long-range ordering theory in C14, short-range ordering could be a tangible choice for alleviating interface misfits. The ability of C14 to assume different lattice parameters at and far from the α2-γ interface also suggest that the C14 acts as buffer layer between α2 and γ phases in the presence of local stresses, although this is not the thermodynamically expected phase at the temperature of creep experiment.

  • 283. Backstrom, Marie
    et al.
    Jensen, Anna
    Brännvall, Elisabet
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Influence of chip presteaming conditions on kraft pulp composition and properties2016Inngår i: Holzforschung, ISSN 0018-3830, E-ISSN 1437-434X, Vol. 70, nr 5, s. 393-399Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Presteaming is a well-established technique in pulp mills, which improves cooking liquor impregnation by removing air from within and between chips. The aim of the study was to investigate how conditions during steaming affect the subsequent kraft cook and properties of the obtained pulp. It was found that higher pressure and temperature during chip presteaming led to increased degradation and dissolution of hemicelluloses. Lower refinability and tensile index was obtained for pulps cooked after presteaming at high pressure and for a long time.

  • 284.
    Badal Tejedor, Maria
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Kemi, Yt- och korrosionsvetenskap. RISE Res Inst Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Nordgren, Niklas
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Schuleit, Michael
    Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland..
    Millqvist-Fureby, Anna
    RISE Res Inst Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Rutland, Mark W.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Kemi, Yt- och korrosionsvetenskap. RISE Res Inst Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden..
    AFM colloidal probe measurements implicate capillary condensation in punch-particle surface interactions during tableting2019Inngår i: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 257Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 285. Badia, J. D.
    et al.
    Reig-Rodrigo, P.
    Teruel-Juanes, R.
    Kittikorn, Thorsak
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.
    Strömberg, Emma
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Ek, Monica
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Karlsson, Sigbritt
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Ribes-Greus, A.
    Effect of sisal and hydrothermal ageing on the dielectric behaviour of polylactide/sisal biocomposites2017Inngår i: Composites Science And Technology, ISSN 0266-3538, E-ISSN 1879-1050, Vol. 149, s. 1-10Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The dielectric properties of virgin polylactide (PLA) and its reinforced composites with different weight amounts of sisal fibres were assessed at broad temperature (from −130 °C to 130 °C) and frequency ranges (from 10−2–107 Hz), before and after being subjected to accelerated hydrothermal ageing. The synergetic effects of both the loading of sisal and hydrothermal ageing were analysed by means of dielectric relaxation spectra. The relaxation time functions were evaluated by the Havriliak-Negami model, substracting the ohmic contribution of conductivity. The intramolecular and intermolecular relaxations were respectively analysed by means of Arrhenius and Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann-Hesse thermal activation models. The addition of fibre increased the number of hydrogen bonds, which incremented the dielectric permittivity and mainly hindered the non-cooperative relaxations of the biocomposites by increasing the activation energy. Hydrothermal ageing enhanced the formation of the crystalline phase at the so-called transcrystalline region along sisal. This fact hindered the movement of the amorphous PLA fraction, and consequently decreased the dielectric permittivity and increased the dynamic fragility.

  • 286.
    Bagampadde, Umaru
    et al.
    Makerere University, Kampala.
    Karlsson, R.
    KTH.
    Laboratory studies on stripping at bitumen/substrate interfaces using FTIR-ATR2007Inngår i: Journal of Materials Science, ISSN 0022-2461, E-ISSN 1573-4803, Vol. 42, nr 9, s. 3197-3206Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    A technique based on Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy-Attenuated Total Reflectance (FTIR-ATR) was developed and used to study movement of water into bitumen/substrate interfaces, as well as to characterize stripping. Bitumens from different sources were used and applied on various substrates (silicon, germanium and zinc selenide) as thin films. The influence of bitumen type, substrate type, temperature, film thickness and modification with amines, on water damage was studied. The technique gave information on water flow into interfaces and how stripping possibly occurs. It distinguished between stripping and non-stripping bitumens. At least one of three processes occurred, namely water diffusion, film fracture, and bitumen displacement by water, respectively. The diffusion of water did not obey Fick's law. Stripping was influenced by bitumen source when silicon and germanium substrates were used. Notching the films made the process of water entry almost occur immediately. Additives significantly reduced stripping in the moisture-sensitive bitumen on silicon and germanium substrates, even after film notching. Although, good agreement was observed between tests for the bitumens that did not strip, the tests on stripping bitumens showed poor agreement.

  • 287.
    Bagheri, Mehdi
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Byggvetenskap, Jord- och bergmekanik.
    Stille, Håkan
    KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Byggvetenskap, Jord- och bergmekanik.
    Investigation of model uncertainty for block stability analysis2011Inngår i: International journal for numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics (Print), ISSN 0363-9061, E-ISSN 1096-9853, Vol. 35, nr 7, s. 824-836Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The application of probabilistic design, such as FORM, is expanding rapidly in the design of geotechnical structures. The analytical solution proposed by Crawford and Bray for analyzing block stability can be used as a performance function to carry out probabilistic design. The solution benefits from considering both clamping forces and joint stiffness. However, imperfect assumptions and simplifications in the solution generate model uncertainties. The amount of model uncertainty must be considered in order to assess a reliable design. The purpose of this paper is to identify when the analytical solution is applicable and quantify the model uncertainty of the solution. The amount of model uncertainty for the analytical solution has been assessed for different conditions. The results show that at a shallow depth with a low value of in situ stress ratio (horizontal stress/vertical stress), the analytical solution predicts that the block is stable whereas DEM shows that the block is unstable. The results of the analyses indicate that in cases with low stress ratio, cases with high anisotropy of joint stiffness or the case of a semiapical angle close to the friction angle, the accuracy of the analytical solution is low. Neglecting key parameters, such as the absolute value of joint shear and normal stiffness, vertical in situ stress and its influence on joint relaxation generate model uncertainty in the analytical solution. The analyses show that by having more information about the key parameters, the model uncertainty factor could be identified more precisely.

  • 288.
    Bagherpour-Torghabeh, Hamed
    et al.
    Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Sch Engn, Dept Met & Mat Sci, JomhooriEslami Blvd, Kerman, Iran..
    Raiszadeh, Ramin
    Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Sch Engn, Dept Met & Mat Sci, JomhooriEslami Blvd, Kerman, Iran..
    Doostmohammadi, Hamid
    Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Sch Engn, Dept Met & Mat Sci, JomhooriEslami Blvd, Kerman, Iran..
    Removal of Bifilms from Al Melts by Stirring in Unbaffled and Baffled Crucibles2018Inngår i: Metallurgical and materials transactions. B, process metallurgy and materials processing science, ISSN 1073-5615, E-ISSN 1543-1916, Vol. 49, nr 6, s. 3456-3469Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The free surface of aluminum melt, during stirring under different rotation speeds in unbaffled and baffled crucibles, was simulated numerically using a RANS turbulence model coupled with a particle-tracking method. The effect of mechanical stirring of Al melts containing 0.3, 0.7, and 4.5 wt pct Mg in unbaffled and baffled crucibles on the rate of elimination of bifilms from the melt was also investigated using a reduced pressure test. The results showed that the stirring increased the rate of removal of bifilms from the melt due to an increase in the rate of formation of cracks on the bifilms. Using baffles in the crucible accelerated the rate of removal of bifilms by changing the pattern of movement of bifilms in the melt. The critical stirring speeds, above which the oxide layer on the Al melt could submerge into the bulk liquid, were determined by the simulation. It was confirmed by the experimental results to be about 158 and 420 RPM for the unbaffled and baffled crucibles, respectively.

  • 289.
    Bagherpour-Torghabeh, Hamed
    et al.
    Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Dept Met & Mat Sci, Jomhoori Eslami Blvd, Kerman 7616914111, Iran.;Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Mineral Ind Res Ctr, Jomhoori Eslami Blvd, Kerman 7616914111, Iran..
    Raiszadeh, Ramin
    Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Dept Met & Mat Sci, Jomhoori Eslami Blvd, Kerman 7616914111, Iran.;Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Mineral Ind Res Ctr, Jomhoori Eslami Blvd, Kerman 7616914111, Iran.;Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Sch Engn, Dept Met & Mat Sci, Jomhoori Eslami Blvd, Kerman, Iran..
    Doostmohammadi, Hamid
    Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Dept Met & Mat Sci, Jomhoori Eslami Blvd, Kerman 7616914111, Iran.;Shahid Bahonar Univ Kerman, Mineral Ind Res Ctr, Jomhoori Eslami Blvd, Kerman 7616914111, Iran..
    Role of Mechanical Stirring of Al-Mg Melt in the Healing of Bifilm Defect2017Inngår i: Metallurgical and materials transactions. B, process metallurgy and materials processing science, ISSN 1073-5615, E-ISSN 1543-1916, Vol. 48, nr 6, s. 3174-3184Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of mechanical stirring of aluminum melts containing 0.3, 0.7, and 4.5 wt pct Mg with a graphite rotor with different rotation speeds of 85 and 220 RPM on the behavior of bifilms was investigated using a reduced pressure test. The results showed that the mechanical stirring at 85 RPM accelerated the healing of the bifilms by increasing the rate of formation of cracks on the bifilms and hence accelerated the consumption of their atmosphere and provided enough Mg for the transformation of the alumina layers of the bifilms to spinel. Mechanical stirring with a high speed of 220 RPM caused aspiration of the surface oxide into the melt to form new bifilms which counteracted the healing of the previously presented bifilms.

  • 290.
    Baghsheikhi, Saeed
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Metallografi.
    Spinodal Decomposition in the Binary Fe-Cr System2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 poäng / 45 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Spinodal decomposition is a phase separation mechanism within the miscibility gap. Its importance in case of Fe-Cr system, the basis of the whole stainless steel family, stems from a phenomenon known as the “475oC embrittlement” which results in a ruin of mechanical properties of ferritic, martensitic and duplex stainless steels. This work is aimed at a better understanding of the phase separation process in   the Fe-Cr system.

    Alloys of 10 to 55 wt.% Cr , each five percent, were homogenized to achieve fully ferritic microstructure and then isothermally aged at 400, 500 and 600oC for different periods of time ranging from 30min to 1500 hours. Hardness of both homogenized and aged samples were measured by the Vickers micro-hardness method and then selected samples were studied by means of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).

     It was observed that hardness of homogenized samples increased monotonically with increasing Cr content up to 55 wt.% which can be attributed to solution hardening as well as higher hardness of pure chromium compared to pure iron.  At 400oC no significant change in hardness was detected for aging up to 1500h, therefore we believe that phase separation effects at 400oC are very small up to this time. Sluggish kinetics is imputed to lower diffusion rate at lower temperatures. At 500oC even after 10h a noticeable change in hardness, for alloys containing 25 wt.% Cr and higher, was observed which indicates occurrence of phase separation. The alloy with 10 wt.% Cr did not show change in hardness up to 200h which suggests that this composition falls outside the miscibility gap at 500oC. For compositions of 15 and 20 wt.% Cr only a small increase in hardness was detected even after 200h of aging at 500oC, which could be due to the small amounts of α´ formed. However, it means that alloys of 15 wt.% Cr and higher are suffering phase separation. For compositions inside the miscibility gap, hardening effect is a result of phase separation either by nucleation and growth or spinodal decomposition. To distinguish between these two mechanisms, TEM studies were performed and we found evidence that at 500oC the Fe-25 wt.% Cr sample decomposes by nucleation  and growth  while that of 35 wt.% Cr  shows characteristics of the spinodal mechanism. For compositions inside the miscibility gap, with increasing Cr content up to 40% the change in hardness generally increased and for 45% and higher it always decreased. This suggests that the composition range corresponding to the spinodal region at 500oC is biased towards the Fe-rich side of the phase diagram. At 600oC only samples of 25, 30 and 35 wt.% Cr were studied because according to the previous studies, the spinodal boundary is most probably located in this composition range. However, no change in hardness was observed even up to 24h. We believe that this means the miscibility line lies below 600oC for alloys containing 35 wt.% Cr and lower. Further investigations are needed to confirm and explain this result. 

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  • 291.
    Bai, Haitong
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    A Study of the Swirling Flow Pattern when Using TurboSwirl in the Casting Process2016Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of a swirling flow can provide a more uniform velocity distribution and a calmer filling condition according to previous studies of both ingot and continuous casting processes of steel. However, the existing swirling flow generation methods developed in last decades all have some limitations. Recently, a new swirling flow generator, the TurboSwirl device, was proposed. In this work, the convergent nozzle was studied with different angles. The maximum wall shear stress can be reduced by changing the convergent angle between 40º and 60º to obtain a higher swirl intensity. Also, a lower maximum axial velocity can be obtained with a smaller convergent angle. Furthermore, the maximum axial velocity and wall shear stress can also be affected by moving the location of the vertical runner. A water model experiment was carried out to verify the simulation results of the effect of the convergent angle on the swirling flow pattern. The shape of the air-core vortex in the water model experiment could only be accurately simulated by using the Reynolds Stress Model (RSM). The simulation results were also validated by the measured radial velocity in the vertical runner by the ultrasonic velocity profiler (UVP). The TurboSwirl was reversed and connected to a traditional SEN to generate the swirling flow. The periodic characteristic of the swirling flow and asymmetry flow pattern were observed in both the simulated and measured results. The detached eddy simulation (DES) turbulence model was used to catch the time-dependent flow pattern and the predicted results agree well with measured axial and tangential velocities. This new design of the SEN with the reverse TurboSwirl could provide an almost equivalent strength of the swirling flow generated by an electromagnetic swirling flow generator. It can also reduce the downward axial velocities in the center of the SEN outlet and obtain a calmer meniscus and internal flow in the mold.

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    Doctoral thesis_Haitong Bai
  • 292.
    Bai, Haitong
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Ersson, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Jonsson, Par
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Effect of TurboSwirl Structure on an Uphill Teeming Ingot Casting Process2015Inngår i: Metallurgical and materials transactions. B, process metallurgy and materials processing science, ISSN 1073-5615, E-ISSN 1543-1916, Vol. 46, nr 6, s. 2652-2665Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    To produce high-quality ingot cast steel with a better surface quality, it would be beneficial for the uphill teeming process if a much more stable flow pattern could be achieved in the runners. Several techniques have been utilized in the industry to try to obtain a stable flow of liquid steel, such as a swirling flow. Some research has indicated that a swirl blade inserted in the horizontal and vertical runners, or some other additional devices and physics could generate a swirling flow in order to give a lower hump height, avoid mold flux entrapment, and improve the quality of the ingot products, and a new swirling flow generation component, TurboSwirl, was introduced to improve the flow pattern. It has recently been demonstrated that the TurboSwirl method can effectively reduce the risk of mold flux entrapment, lower the maximum wall shear stress, and decrease velocity fluctuations. The TurboSwirl is built at the elbow of the runners as a connection between the horizontal and vertical runners. It is located near the mold and it generates a tangential flow that can be used with a divergent nozzle in order to decrease the axial velocity of the vertical flow into the mold. This stabilizes flow before the fluid enters the mold. However, high wall shear stresses develop at the walls due to the fierce rotation in the TurboSwirl. In order to achieve a calmer flow and to protect the refractory wall, some structural improvements have been made. It was found that by changing the flaring angle of the divergent nozzle, it was possible to lower the axial velocity and wall shear stress. Moreover, when the vertical runner and the divergent nozzle were not placed at the center of the TurboSwirl, quite different flow patterns could be obtained to meet to different requirements. In addition, the swirl numbers of all the cases mentioned above were calculated to ensure that the swirling flow was strong enough to generate a swirling flow of the liquid steel in the TurboSwirl.

  • 293.
    Bai, Haitong
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Ersson, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Jönsson, Pär
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    The physical and mathematical modelling of swirling flow by turboswirl in an uphill teeming ingot casting process2015Inngår i: Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on the Science and Technology of Steelmaking, ICS 2015, Chinese Society for Metals , 2015, s. 473-476Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Ingot casting is widely used to produce some certain specialty steel grades. During the process of teeming the liquid steel from the ladle to the mould for a final solidification, the high velocity of the liquid steel can result in an uneven flow pattern either in the vertical and horizontal runners or in the mould. This can cause some serious problems, such as a high erosion of refractory walls or a mould flux entrapment. Here, some research indicate that a swirling flow is beneficial for making the flow pattern even and for reducing turbulence in the runners. Recently, a new swirling flow generation component, TurboSwirl, was applied to improve the flow pattern of the liquid steel as it flows into the mould so that a more stable flow could be obtained. The TurboSwirl is located on the intersection of the horizontal and vertical runners near the mould. It generates a tangential flow that can be used with an expanding nozzle with a flaring angle in order to decrease the vertical flow velocity. Moreover, a mathematical model has been developed to optimize the geometry of the physical model. The results shows that a much more beneficial flow pattern can be obtained by reducing the flaring angle or moving the vertical runner to an off-center position of the TurboSwirl, according to the numerical models. Therefore, a water modelling experiment was built, including the TurboSwirl, one mould and the runners. Tracers will be mixed into the water to detect the flow pattern and the velocity of the fluid would be recorded by a digital motion analysis recorder for later analysis. Firstly, different flaring angles of the expanding nozzle were simulated and compared. The results could supply a good support to the following water modelling experiments and to prove that the TurboSwirl setup produces a much calmer initial filling of the mould, compared to a conventional setup.

  • 294.
    Bai, Haitong
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Ersson, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Jönsson, Pär G.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    An Experimental and Numerical Study of Swirling Flow Generated by TurboSwirl in an Uphill Teeming Ingot Casting Process2016Inngår i: ISIJ International, ISSN 0915-1559, E-ISSN 1347-5460, Vol. 56, nr 8, s. 1404-1412Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    A swirling flow has been demonstrated to be beneficial for making the flow pattern even and to reduce turbulence during filling in ingot casting. A new swirling flow generation device, TurboSwirl, was applied to improve the flow pattern of the liquid steel as it flows into the mold so that a more stable flow could be obtained. A water model was built including the TurboSwirl with different flaring angles of the divergent nozzle, according to a former numerical study indicating that a much more beneficial flow pattern could be obtained by reducing the flaring angle. To validate the mathematical model, the air-core vortex formed in the water model experiment was used, and the length of the vortex was measured and compared to the numerical predictions. Different turbulence models including the standard k-epsilon, realizable k-epsilon and Reynolds stress model were tested. It was found that only the Reynolds stress model could most accurately simulate the high swirling flow including a vortex. In addition, the radial velocity of the water around the vortex was measured by an ultrasonic velocity profiler (UVP). The experimental results revealed a high turbulence of the swirling flow and strong fluctuations of the vortex. The radial velocity of the water around the upper part of the vortex could be predicted well compared to the experimental results by the UVP measurements.

  • 295.
    Bai, Haitong
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Ersson, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Jönsson, Pär G.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Experimental Validation and Numerical Analysis of the Swirling Flow in a Submerged Entry Nozzle and Mold by using a Reverse TurboSwirl in a Billet Continuous Casting Process2016Inngår i: Steel Research International, ISSN 1611-3683, E-ISSN 1869-344XArtikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    As an alternative to some traditional methods to generate a swirling flow in the continuous casting process, the use of a new swirling flow generator, TurboSwirl, was studied. Specifically, a reversed TurboSwirl device was designed as part of a submerged entry nozzle (SEN) for a round billet continuous casting process. Mathematical modelling was used to investigate this new design and a water model experiment was carried out to validate the mathematical model. The predicted velocities by the turbulence models: realizable k-ε model, Reynold stress model (RSM) and detached eddy simulation (DES) were compared to the measured results from an ultrasound velocity profile (UVP) method. The DES model could give the best prediction inside the SEN and had a deviation less than 3.1% compared to the measured results. Moreover, based on the validated mathematical model and the new design of the SEN, the effect of the swirling flow generated by the reverse TurboSwirl on the flow field of the SEN and mold was compared to the design of the electromagnetic swirl flow generator (EMSFG). A very strong swirling flow in the SEN and a stable flow pattern in the mold could be obtained by the reverse TurboSwirl compared to the EMSFG. 

  • 296.
    Bai, Haitong
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Ersson, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Jönsson, Pär G.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Numerical Study of the Application for the Divergent Reverse TurboSwirl Nozzle in the Billet Continuous Casting ProcessManuskript (preprint) (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The swirling flow is demanded from the submerged entry nozzle (SEN) to the mold for the continuous casting process. A new design of the SEN is applied by using the reverse TurboSwirl. The TurboSwirl has been proved that it can provide a more stable flow pattern of the liquid steel in the mold. It also can supply a strong enough swirling flow compared to other swirling flow generation methods. Furthermore, a divergent nozzle is added to replace the bottom part of the straight SEN. This new divergent reverse TurboSwirl nozzle (DRTSN) could gain a more beneficial flow pattern in the mold compared to the straight nozzle. The numerical results reveals that a stronger swirling flow can be gained at the SEN outlet with a calmer flow field and active meniscus flow. It is also found that the swirl intensity in the SEN is independent of the casting speed. Lower casting speed is more desired due to a lower maximum wall shear stress. The DRTSN is connected to the tundish by an elbow and a horizontal runner. Longer horizontal runner can supply a more uniform velocity profile and symmetrical flow pattern in the mold. 

  • 297.
    Bai, Haitong
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Tillämpad processmetallurgi.
    Ni, Peiyuan
    Northeastern Univ, Sch Met, Key Lab Ecol Met Multimet Intergrown Ores, Educ Minist, Shenyang 110819, Liaoning, Peoples R China.;Osaka Univ, Grad Sch Engn, Dept Mat & Mfg Sci, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 5650871, Japan..
    Ersson, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Zhang, Tingan
    Northeastern Univ, Sch Met, Key Lab Ecol Met Multimet Intergrown Ores, Educ Minist, Shenyang 110819, Liaoning, Peoples R China..
    Jönsson, Pär
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Materialens processteknologi.
    Effect of swirling flow tundish submerged entry nozzle outlet design on multiphase flow and heat transfer in mould2019Inngår i: Ironmaking & steelmaking, ISSN 0301-9233, E-ISSN 1743-2812Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Effect of a swirling flow SEN (submerged entry nozzle) outlet design on the multiphase flow and heat transfer in a mould was investigated by using numerical simulation. It was found that different SEN outlet designs could form different flow patterns and temperature distributions on the upper of the mould. The enlarged outlet SEN design had an effect to decrease the horizontal velocity of liquid steel flowing out the SEN outlet, reducing the steel flow velocity towards the solidification front. Although a higher velocity was found near the slag/steel interface with the enlarged outlet SEN, but the turbulent kinetic energy was lower. The reason was that less circulation flows were formed in the region of the mould top. The weak horizontal flow towards the solidification front with the enlarged outlet SEN induced lower wall shear stresses, at the same time it also formed a lower temperature distribution near the solidified shell.

  • 298. Bai, Q.
    et al.
    Guo, Z.
    Cui, X.
    Yang, X.
    Yanhua, L.
    Jin, L.
    Sun, Y.
    Experimental investigation on the solidification rate of water in open-cell metal foam with copper fins2018Inngår i: Energy Procedia, Elsevier Ltd , 2018, s. 210-214Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This study focused on the effect of inserting fins into metal foam on the solidification rate. To this aim, a well-designed experimental system with solid-liquid interface visualization was built. Metal foam samples with different fin intervals were prepared for experiments. Solidification process of water saturating in finned metal foam under bottom cooling was experimentally investigated. Results showed that inserting fins into metal foam can make a promotional improvement on solidification rate of water. The solid-liquid interface became curved after inserting fins, compared with metal foam sample without fins. Besides, changing the interval has little effect on the solidification rate. 

  • 299. Bai, Q.
    et al.
    Guo, Z.
    Li, H.
    Yang, Xiaohu
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE).
    Jin, L.
    Yan, Jerry
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Kemiteknik, Energiprocesser.
    Experimental investigation on the solidification behavior of phase change materials in open-cell metal foams2017Inngår i: Energy Procedia, Elsevier Ltd , 2017, Vol. 142, s. 3703-3708Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This study presented an experimental investigation on solidification behavior of fluid saturated in highly porous open-cell copper foams. Particular attention has been made on the effect of pore parameters (pore density and porosity) on the solidification behavior. A purposely-designed apparatus was built for experimental observations. Results showed that the copper foam had a great effect on solidification and the full solidification time can be saved up to 50%, especially preventing the decrease in solidification rate during the later stage of phase change. The smaller the porosity is, the faster the solidification rate will be. Pore density was found to have little influence upon the solidification rate. In addition, the local natural convection does exist but it has a slight effect on solidification, leading to the slant of the solid-liquid interface.

  • 300. Bakaev, A.
    et al.
    Terentyev, D.
    Chang, Z.
    KTH, Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI), Fysik, Reaktorfysik.
    Posselt, M.
    Olsson, Pär
    KTH, Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI), Fysik, Reaktorfysik.
    Zhurkin, E. E.
    Effect of isotropic stress on dislocation bias factor in bcc iron: an atomistic study2018Inngår i: Philosophical Magazine, ISSN 1478-6435, E-ISSN 1478-6443, Vol. 98, nr 1, s. 54-74Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of externally applied stress on the dislocation bias factor (BF) in bcc iron has been studied using a combination of atomistic static calculations and finite element integration. Three kinds of dislocations were considered, namely, a0/2〈1 1 1〉{1 1 0} screw, a0/2〈1 1 1〉{1 1 0} edge and a0〈1 0 0〉{0 0 1} edge dislocations. The computations reveal that the isotropic crystal expansion leads to an increasing or constant dislocation bias, depending on the Burgers vector and type of dislocation. On the other hand, compressive stress reduces the dislocation bias for all the dislocations studied. Variation of the dislocation BF depending on dislocation type and Burgers vector is discussed by analysing the modification of the interaction energy landscape and the capture efficiency values for the vacancy and self-interstitial atom. 

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