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  1. Soldabilidad de un acero de blindaje con electrodos de acero inoxidable austenitico

    GIRALDO BARRADA, JORGE ENRIQUE

    2005-01-01

    Se evaluaron las propiedades mecánicas y la microestructura de las soldaduras obtenidas con diferentes electrodos para unir platinas de un acero, templado y revenido, de alta dureza y baja aleación producido bajo la especificación MIL A46100, el cual es usado en la fabricación de estructuras blindadas. Se determinó el efecto que tiene el material de aporte (aceros inoxidables austeníticos, E307 y E308Mo, y dúplex, E312 y Eutectic 680),aplicado con proceso de soldadura al arco con electr...

  2. Sinterabilidad y propiedades del acero pulvimetalúrgico HCx diluido con aceros inoxidables

    Gordo, E.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available HCx is a powder metallurgy steel developed to combine the corrosion resistance of stainless steel with the wear resistance of tool steels. Therefore, HCx appears to be a suitable material for wear applications in aggressive environments, as valve seat inserts in automotive engines. In this work dilution of HCx with two stainless steels, one ferritic (430 and another austenitic (316L, in percentages up to 15 % in mass, has been studied to improve process conditions, especially compressibility. The sinterability of diluted materials was studied through vacuum sintering at temperatures from 1.200 °C to 1.260 °C. Finally, properties of sintered materials were determined. The results are discussed in relation to the microstructure evolution.

    El acero pulvimetalúrgico HCx ha sido desarrollado para combinar la resistencia a corrosión de los aceros inoxidables con la resistencia al desgaste de los aceros de herramientas. Aparece así como un material adecuado para componentes sometidos a desgaste en un ambiente agresivo, como los asientos de válvulas en motores de automóviles. En este trabajo se estudia la dilución del HCx con dos aceros inoxidables, uno ferrítico (430 y otro austenítico (316L, en porcentajes hasta 15 % en masa, para mejorar las condiciones de procesado, especialmente la compresibilidad. La sinterabilidad de los materiales diluidos se ha estudiado mediante sinterización en vacío, a temperaturas entre 1.200 °C y 1.260 °C, y se han determinado las propiedades de los materiales sinterizados. Los resultados se discuten en relación a la evolución microestructural.

  3. Estudio del fenómeno de Strain Ageing en el acero inoxidable metaestable 301 LN

    Hevin, Lucas

    2014-01-01

    Un acero inoxidable metaestable es una aleación que presenta el efecto TRIP: Transformation Induced Plasticity. El acero estudiado, EN 1.4318/AISI 301 LN, tiene una estructura austenítica que puede transformarse en martensita por deformación. Tiene una buena resistencia a corrosión, buena conformabilidad, y una combinación de límite elástico y de deformación máxima muy superior a otros aceros. Con dicha transformación martensítica se puede aumentar el límite elástico y la resistencia a tracci...

  4. Análisis de soldabilidad de aceros inoxidables con aceros de medio y bajo carbono por SMAW

    José Luddey Marulanda Arevalo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio de la soldabilidad de aceros inoxidables austeníticos AISI 304 y AISI 316 con aceros de bajo y medio carbono AISI 1020 – AISI 1045, empleando como materiales de aporte los electrodos EutecTrode® 52 NG, 54 NG y 57 NG, mediante el proceso de arco eléctrico con electrodo revestido (SMAW. Para analizar la soldabilidad de estos electrodos cuando se realiza la unión de aceros inoxidables con aceros al carbono, se practicaron pruebas metalográficas y ensayos mecánicos de dureza, doblez y tracción, con el fin de observar el comportamiento tanto de la zona afectada térmicamente como del cordón de soldadura, a partir del cambio en las propiedades mecánicas y metalúrgicas en las diferentes regiones de las uniones soldadas. Durante el proceso de soldadura se siguió una especificación del procedimiento de soldadura (WPS, para que los resultados fueran repetibles, minimizando los problemas de agrietamiento en caliente, agrietamiento en frío, formación de fase sigma y precipitación de carburos.

  5. ESTUDIO DE LA SOLDABILIDAD Y CORROSIÓN DEL ACERO INOXIDABLE AISI 904L CON LOS AGENTES UTILIZADOS EN LA LIXIVIACIÓN DEL COBRE

    Ramón Cortés P; Jaime Villanueva A; Ernesto Ponce L; Manuel Rojas M; Eduardo Rojas Z

    2004-01-01

    La alta agresividad de las soluciones utilizadas en el proceso de lixiviación del cobre y los cuidados especiales que se debe tener para evitar la formación de fases sensibles a estos agentes en la soldadura de aceros inoxidables, ha exigido el desarrollo de nuevos aceros inoxidables que sean más resistentes a la corrosión, manteniendo las propiedades de resistencia a la tracción, al impacto y ductilidad. Es el caso de acero inoxidable AISI 904L, un acero super austenítico de última generació...

  6. Comportamiento frente a corrosión bajo tensión en ambiente marino de armaduras de acero inoxidable dúplex

    Fernández Robles, José Jaime

    2015-01-01

    La utilización de barras corrugadas de acero inoxidable en estructuras de hormigón armado, se está mostrando como una alternativa con gran futuro en estructuras expuestas a ambientes muy agresivos o que requieran vidas en servicio muy elevadas. Estos aceros inoxidables cuentan con similares propiedades mecánicas que los aceros al carbono pero un comportamiento muy mejorado frente a la corrosión, especialmente frente a cloruros. Dentro de los aceros inoxidables, los del tipo dúplex tienen ...

  7. Tecnología para la obtención de polvos microporosos de acero inoxidable

    Martínez, M.; Suwardjo, W.; Aragón, B.; García, L.; Formoso, A.; Cortés, A.

    2001-01-01

    En el trabajo se trata el desarrollo de la tecnología de obtención de polvos microporosos de acero inoxidable mediante atomización y recocido de descarburación. La esencia del proceso consiste en recarburar el metal en estado líquido y, posteriormente, descarburar el polvo en estado sólido mediante recocido en hidrógeno o amoniaco disociado. Con esta tecnología se logra la formación de una microporosidad interna en la partícula, que aligera el material y mejora los procesos de conformación, y...

  8. Análisis económico de la utilización de armaduras de acero inoxidable en estructuras de hormigón

    Medina Sanchez, Eduardo; Cobo Escamilla, Alfonso; Martínez Bastidas, David

    2012-01-01

    La utilización de armaduras de acero inoxidable, de los tipos austeníticos y dúplex, con el objetivo de prolongar la vida útil de las estructuras de hormigón, es una alternativa que está recibiendo cada vez más consideración. Los aceros inoxidables son aleaciones fundamentalmente de cromo y níquel, con muy alta resistencia a la corrosión, especialmente frente a cloruros. El elevado coste del níquel y sus grandes fluctuaciones en el mercado, han favorecido la aparición de nuevos aceros inoxida...

  9. Efectos gammágenos del cobre en los aceros inoxidables 18Cr8Ni

    Botella, J.

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available From a series of 22 typical 18Cr8Ni stainless steel 40 kg ingots, with copper variable concentrations from 0.6 to 3.0 weight %, δ-ferrite is measured with a ferrite-meter device, calculating a nickel equivalent of 0.27 for copper. Some differences between the 8-ferrite and that on calculated by DeLong -excluding the copper γ-gene action- have been found because of different solidification and cooling regimes in ingot and weld cases.

    A partir de una serie de 22 lingotes de 40 kg de aceros inoxidables típicos 18Cr8Ni, con concentraciones variables de cobre entre 0,6 y 3,0 % en masa, se mide la ferrita δ mediante un medidor de ferrita y se deduce para el cobre un equivalente en níquel de 0,27, a la vez que se establecen ciertas diferencias entre los contenidos de ferrita δ medida y la deducida según DeLong -excluida la acción gammágena del cobre- por el hecho de solidificar en lingotes en vez de la típica solidificación de soldaduras.

  10. Metalografía en color de los aceros inoxidables mediante la técnica de ataque coloreado

    Fosca, C.

    1996-08-01

    Full Text Available The color metallography by tint etching allows the identification and quantification by optical microscopy of phases and constituents present in the microstructure of a great number alloys. The principle of this technique consists of the build up of an interference film on the alloy surface as consequence of electrochemical reactions between the metallic surface and the tint etching reagent. The application of the tint etching to the metallographic analysis of stainless steels enable the identification and quantification, by image analysis, of secondary phases, as ferrite in the austenitic stainless steels, or secondary austenite and sigma phase in the duplex stainless steels.

    La metalografía en color mediante la técnica de ataque coloreado permite la identificación y cuantificación, por el contraste de color, de diversas fases y constituyentes presentes en la microestructura de un gran número de aleaciones. La técnica consiste en depositar una película de interferencia en la superficie del material como consecuencia de reacciones electroquímicas entre el metal y el reactivo de ataque coloreado. La aplicación de la técnica de ataque coloreado en los aceros inoxidables permite la identificación y cuantificación, mediante análisis de imagen, de fases secundarias como la ferrita en los aceros inoxidables austeníticos o la austenita secundaria y la fase sigma en los aceros inoxidables dúplex.

  11. “ESTUDIO DEL COMPORTAMIENTO DE LOS ACEROS INOXIDABLES AUSTENITICOS 316 Y 316L, EN LA ZONA AFECTADA TERMICAMENTE, UNIDO POR SOLDADURA MIG, CON APLICACION DE INTERACCION ELECTROMAGNETICA DE BAJA INTENSIDAD”

    Estrella García, Salvador

    2012-01-01

    En el presente capítulo, se presenta un contenido breve acerca del tema a estudiar, es decir, de la influencia de la interacción de dos campos magnéticos de baja intensidad durante el proceso de soldadura MIG, en los aceros inoxidables austeníticos 316 y 316L, así como también los principales problemas que presentan dichos aceros inoxidables y de una manera simplificada el resumen de los objetivos planteados y la forma en que se desarrollarán. Los aceros inoxidables, son ino...

  12. Desarrollo de un modelo predictivo de la degradación de lacas colaminadas sobre aceros inoxidables

    Peña de la Mora, Eduardo

    2007-01-01

    En ese trabajo anterior se desarrollaron dos modelos acelerados de prueba que predicen la degradación de lacas con base de dos componentes de poliuretano aplicados sobre acero inoxidable 304 del tipo austenítico. Sin embargo, dichos modelos son de tipo particular. Es decir, específicos para las características particulares de las lacas estudiadas. En síntesis, no se cuenta ni con un procedimiento de prueba general, ni con un modelo general de pruebas aceleradas que permita predecir el envejec...

  13. Recubrimientos por sol-gel sobre sustratos de acero inoxidable, revisión del estado del arte

    EMIGDIO MENDOZA; CLAUDIA GARCÍA

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta una recopilación bibliográfica de los recubrimientos inorgánicos, híbridos, con partículas dispersas, depositados sobre aleaciones de acero inoxidable por medio de la técnica sol-gel. A partir de estos recubrimientos es posible la modificación de las propiedades superficiales de estas aleaciones metálicas, en busca de mejorar su resistencia química, además del grado de biocompatibilidad cuando están expuestas a ambientes fisiológicos.

  14. Recubrimientos por sol-gel sobre sustratos de acero inoxidable, revisión del estado del arte

    EMIGDIO MENDOZA

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta una recopilación bibliográfica de los recubrimientos inorgánicos, híbridos, con partículas dispersas, depositados sobre aleaciones de acero inoxidable por medio de la técnica sol-gel. A partir de estos recubrimientos es posible la modificación de las propiedades superficiales de estas aleaciones metálicas, en busca de mejorar su resistencia química, además del grado de biocompatibilidad cuando están expuestas a ambientes fisiológicos

  15. Comportamiento Tribológico de Aceros Inoxidables para Cubertería Tribologic Behavior of Stainless Steels for Cutlery

    José D.B de Mello

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el comportamiento tribológico de los aceros inoxidables utilizados en cubertería. Se sometieron aceros martensíticos y ferríticos con diferentes contenidos de carbono y cromo a ensayos con micro-abrasión y desgaste por deslizamiento alternado. A pesar de que la composición química haya afectado considerablemente la micro estructura y dureza de las aleaciones, el comportamiento en la abrasión y en el coeficiente de fricción no fueron afectados por estos factores. La velocidad de desgaste por deslizamiento crece con el potencial de contacto, sugiriendo que el desgaste por deslizamiento de estos aceros se asocia con la formación de una capa protectora de óxidos.A study was made of the tribologic behavior of stainless steel used in cutlery. Abrasive and sliding wear tests were carried out on martensitic and ferritic stainless steels which had different contents of carbon and chromium. Although the chemical composition and heat treatment considerably modified the microstructure and hardness of the steels, these treatments had no significant effect on abrasion resistance and the friction coefficient. The sliding wear rate grows with the contact potential, suggesting that sliding wear in these steels is associated with the formation of protective oxide coatings

  16. Tratamiento térmico del acero inoxidable ferrítico AISI 430L sinterizado en atmósfera de N2-H2

    Ruiz-Prieto, J. M.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available In this Work the influence of sintering AISI 430L stainless steel in N2-H2 atmosphere on its properties and microstructure have been studied. The presence of nitrogen in the sintering atmosphere leads to complex nitrides formation the AISI 430L sintered steel microstructure. A subsequent heat treatment was applied to modify this microstructure in order to improve the mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of these ferritic stainless steels.Los aceros inoxidables ferríticos, son aceros que contienen esencialmente cromo (12-30 % junto con níquel y molibdeno en cantidades que, en general, no sobrepasan el 1 % y, en ocasiones, se les adicionan otros elementos como son el aluminio, silicio, titanio o niobio. En el presente trabajo de investigación se ha evaluado la influencia del nitrógeno presente en la atmósfera de sinterización sobre la microestructura y propiedades del acero inoxidable ferrítico AISI 430L. Además, se ha realizado un tratamiento térmico posterior de hipertemple y maduración con el objeto de incrementar las propiedades mecánicas y a corrosión de este acero inoxidable, mediante la modificación microestructural de los nitruros complejos de hierro y cromo precipitados durante la etapa de sinterización.

  17. Propiedades mecánicas de las uniones por láser de aceros inoxidables dúplex

    Amigó, V.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available The welded joints of stainless steels always present problems for the microstructural modifications that occur in the heat affected zone. Particularly, duplex stainless steels present very important changes when the weld pool solidifies forming fundamentally ferritic structures with some austenite in grain boundaries. These microstructural modifications, and those which occur in the HAZ, justify the mechanical properties of the joint and mainly those of plasticity, being all of them influenced by the processing conditions. In this work the influence of the laser welding speed on the tensile behaviour of duplex stainless steel welded joints is presented. The microstructure of the obtained seams and of the heat affected zone will be evaluated by means of optic and scanning electron microscopy. Also, different microhardness profiles have been obtained to evaluate the modifications in the mechanical properties both in the seam and the zone of thermal affection.

    Las uniones soldadas de aceros inoxidables siempre presentan problemas por las modificaciones microestructurales que suceden en la zona afectada por el calor. Particularmente, los aceros inoxidables dúplex presentan cambios microestructurales muy importantes al solidificar el cordón y formar estructuras, fundamentalmente ferríticas, con formación de austenita en borde de grano. Estas modificaciones microestructurales, junto a las que suceden en la ZAC, son las que justifican las propiedades mecánicas de la unión y fundamentalmente las de plasticidad. Y todo ello en función de las condiciones de procesado. En este trabajo se presenta la influencia de la velocidad de soldeo en las propiedades a tracción de uniones soldadas por láser de chapas de acero inoxidables dúplex. La microestructura de los cordones obtenidos y de la zona afectada por el calor se ha evaluado mediante microscopía óptica y electrónica de barrido, y se han obtenido diferentes perfiles de microdureza que

  18. Efecto de la biopelícula en la corrosión de aceros inoxidables

    Bethencourt, M.

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the influence of the biofilms in the corrosion process of different alloys of stainless steel was studied in two sampling points in a wastewater treatment plant during 4 years. The physicochemical microenvironment within the biofilms was characterized through O2, H2S and pH microelectrodes. Corrosion rates were quantified from the number, diameter and depth of pits. The results show a remarkable development of the biofilm and a significantly greater number of pits in the grit removal channel than in the sludge recirculation channel. Based on the characteristics of the water phase and microelectrode measurements, our results suggest that biofilms induced corrosion throughout 3 mechanisms: creation of differential aeration cells, areas with different pH and areas having high sulphide production which may react with metal ions.

    En este trabajo se ha estudiado la influencia de las biopelículas en los procesos de corrosión de diferentes aleaciones de acero inoxidable, situadas durante 4 años en dos puntos de una estación depuradora de aguas residuales. Se caracterizó el microambiente físico-químico en el interior de las biopelículas mediante microelectrodos de O2, H2S y pH, y se cuantificaron las tasas de corrosión a partir del número, diámetro y profundidad de picadura. Los resultados obtenidos muestran un desarrollo más notable de las biopelículas y un número de picaduras significativamente mayor en el canal de salida de desbastes que en el canal de recirculación de fangos. Con base en las características del agua sobrenadante y en las medidas realizadas con microelectrodos, se sugiere que la biopelícula induce la corrosión a través de tres posibles mecanismos: creación de celdas de aireación diferencial, zonas con diferente pH y zonas con elevada producción de sulfuro capaz de reaccionar con iones metálicos.

  19. Evaluación del grado de sensibilización en el acero inoxidable AISI

    González, O.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Austenitic stainless steel, when heat-treated at 550-850 °C, became susceptible to intergranular corrosion in acids. This phenomenon, know as sensitization, it is result from the precipitation of chrome carbides in the grain boundary, making these areas less resistant to corrosion. Two different electrochemical reactivation tests are compared with a destructive test and related to the classification of its respective microstructures. It was established a quantitative methodology to evaluate the degree of sensitization in AISI 304 and also to compare the correspondence of the results with the data of the automatic and portable EPR device for non-destructive field measurement of the degree of sensitization. The used electrochemical techniques were the EPR (Electrochemical Potentiokinetic Reactivation or single loop test and the PRP (Pasivation Reactivation Potentiokinetic or double loop test. The destructive test used was boiling, 120 h ferric sulfate-50 % sulfuric acid, according to the standard practices ASTM A-262 practices B. The classifications of each structures were according to the standard practices ASTM A-262 practices B.

    El acero inoxidable austenítico, cuando se calienta en un rango de temperatura entre 550 y 850 °C es susceptible a corrosión intergranular en ácidos. Este fenómeno, conocido como sensibilización, es resultado de la precipitación de carburos de cromo en el límite de grano, haciendo esas áreas menos resistentes a la corrosión. Se comparan dos pruebas diferentes de reactivación electroquímica con una prueba destructiva, relacionándolas con su respectiva microestructura. Se estableció una metodología cuantitativa para evaluar el grado de sensibilización del acero AISI 304 y se comparó con los datos generados de una herramienta no destructiva de campo, automática y portátil, para medir el grado de sensibilización. Las técnicas electroquímicas usadas fueron: la EPR (Reactivación electroqu

  20. Efecto de la predeformación en la vida a fatiga de un acero inoxidable austenítico metaestable

    Durán Avilés, Ana María

    2009-01-01

    Los aceros de tipo 301LN son aceros inoxidables austeníticos metaestables de baja aleación que pueden transformar a martensita por deformación. Esta transformación tiene lugar por mecanismos cristalográficos, al producirse un movimiento colectivo de átomos por cizalladura. El desplazamiento de los átomos es inferior a las distancias interatómicas, de manera que aunque los mecanismos de difusión no intervienen se observa un cambio de volumen. La cantidad de austenita transfor...

  1. Influencia de la adición de cobre y de bronce sobre las propiedades de los aceros inoxidables austeníticos sinterizados

    Velasco, F.

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available The effect that, on AISI 316L and 304L stainless steels alloyed with copper and bronze in different percentages up to a maximun of 20 % wt, produce both the alloying content and the sintering temperature over physical and mechanical properties and over the microstructure of sintered stainless steels are studied. Alloying with copper and bronze improves the density of sintered steels at the two sintering temperatures used. Copper and bronze promote liquid phase sintering (transitory or permanent, that activates sintering process. Tensile strength of stainless steel is highly improved for higher alloying contents. Moreover, tensile strength presents greater values alloying with bronze than with copper.

    Partiendo de los aceros inoxidables AISI 316L y 304L a los que se añadió cobre y bronce en diferentes porcentajes hasta el 20 % en peso, se estudia el efecto que la cantidad de aleante y la temperatura de sinterización tienen sobre las propiedades físicas y mecánicas y sobre la microestructura de los aceros inoxidables sinterizados. La aleación con cobre y con bronce aumenta la densidad de los aceros sinterizados para las dos temperaturas de sinterización utilizadas. El cobre y el bronce provocan la aparición de fase líquida (transitoria o permanente que activa el proceso de sinterización. La resistencia a la tracción del acero inoxidable experimenta un fuerte incremento para los contenidos más elevados de aleante. Además, la resistencia a la tracción alcanza mayores valores para la aleación con bronce que con cobre.

  2. Influencia de la temperatura en las propiedades a tracción de un acero inoxidable superdúplex

    Gironès, A.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Tensile tests, at temperatures ranging between 275 and 475 °C were performed in a superduplex stainless steel EN 1.4410. The dependence of yield stress and ultimate tensile strength on temperature indicates the existence of dynamic strain aging (DSA. In order to evaluate the influence of strain rate on this phenomenon, tests were conducted at two different strain rates, both at 325 °C, temperature at which DSA is maximum for this material. The results show that the flow stress has an inverse strain rate sensitivity which confirms the existence of DSA in the steel under study.

    Un acero inoxidable superduplex tipo EN 1.4410 se ensayó a tracción en el rango de temperaturas de 275 a 475 °C. La evolución, en función de la temperatura, de los valores de límite elástico y resistencia máxima indica la existencia de un fenómeno de envejecimiento por deformación (Dynamic Strain Aging, DSA. Para evaluar la influencia de la velocidad de deformación sobre dicho comportamiento se realizaron ensayos de tracción a dos velocidades diferentes, ambos a la temperatura de 325 °C, para la cual se había registrado la máxima manifestación de DSA. Dichos ensayos reflejaron una sensibilidad inversa a la velocidad de deformación lo que confirma la presencia de DSA en el acero bifásico estudiado.

  3. “IDENTIFICACIÓN DE LA CORROSIÓN EN LOS ALAMBRES DE NIQUEL TITANIO Y ACERO INOXIDABLE Y LA PRESENCIA DE BACTERIAS ASOCIADAS EN UNA MUESTRA DE ARCOS UTILIZADOS EN PACIENTES DE LA CLÍNICA DE ORTODONCIA”.

    Vargas Morales, Karla Odette

    2012-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo de investigación fue identificar la presencia de corrosión en alambres de Níquel Titanio y Acero Inoxidable, así como presencia de bacterias asociadas en los mismos colocados en boca durante 4 meses en pacientes de la clínica de ortodoncia de la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás Hidalgo. En el tamaño de la muestra del presente estudio se utilizaron diez arcos: cinco de níquel titanio termoactivados y cinco de acero inoxidable. Los siguientes ...

  4. Tratamiento térmico del acero inoxidable ferrítico AISI 430L sinterizado en atmósfera de N2-H2

    Ruiz-Prieto, J. M.; G. Cambronero, L. E.; Iglesias, F. J; Corpas, F.; Ruiz-Román, J. M.

    2005-01-01

    In this Work the influence of sintering AISI 430L stainless steel in N2-H2 atmosphere on its properties and microstructure have been studied. The presence of nitrogen in the sintering atmosphere leads to complex nitrides formation the AISI 430L sintered steel microstructure. A subsequent heat treatment was applied to modify this microstructure in order to improve the mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of these ferritic stainless steels.Los aceros inoxidables ferríticos, son aceros...

  5. Estudio del efecto de la irradiación en aceros inoxidables 316 (Study of irradiation effect on the stainless steels type 316)

    Yagüe Martín-Lunas, César

    2011-01-01

    Los cambios en la microestructura inducidas por la radiación neutrónica contribuyen de manera importante en el comportamiento de los componentes internos bajo operación de los reactores nucleares. La radiación neutrónica induce defectos en la microestructura en forma de bucles de dislocación y también la redistribución de átomos de soluto e impurezas. En la serie 300, los aceros inoxidables austeníticos, materiales estructurales comunes usados en los componentes del núcleo de los reactores de...

  6. Influencia de la composición y el conformado en el comportamiento frente a la corrosión de los corrugados de acero inoxidable

    Álvarez Arboleda, Sandra Milena

    2014-01-01

    En la presente Tesis Doctoral se evalúa el comportamiento frente a la corrosión de barras corrugadas de aceros inoxidables (que pueden ser utilizadas como refuerzo en las partes más expuestas de las estructuras de hormigón) y se analizan en profundidad diversos factores que pueden influir en su durabilidad. El estudio de la influencia de la composición química de las barras ha demostrado el gran interés de los nuevos grados 2001 y el 2304 (dúplex de baja aleación), que ofrecen excelentes resu...

  7. Comportamiento frente a la corrosión de nuevos tipos de armaduras de acero inoxidable para estructuras de hormigón armado

    Blanco Rodríguez, Gema

    2009-01-01

    En la presente Tesis Doctoral se ha realizado un profundo estudio sobre el comportamiento frente a la corrosión de nuevos tipos de armaduras de acero inoxidable para su empleo en estructuras de hormigón armado. Las estructuras de hormigón armado suelen presentar graves problemas de corrosión en medios con cloruros o cuando el hormigón se carbonata. Las alternativas tradicionales para aumentar su durabilidad (protección catódica, galvanizados, resinas epoxi, adición de inhibidores, etc.) han d...

  8. Estudio comparativo de la cavidad de acceso radicular en conductos curvos con limas de níquel-titanio y taladros de acero inoxidable

    Oncins Rodríguez, J.; Pumarola Suñé, José; Canalda Sahli, Carlos

    2005-01-01

    El propósito de este estudio fue comparar la cantidad de dentina radicular removida y evaluar el mantenimiento de la forma del conducto tras la instrumentación de los dos tercios coronarios radiculares, utilizando instrumentos de acero inoxidable (taladros de Gates Glidden) y de níqueltitanio (limas GT Flare y limas Orifice Shaper). Un total de 42 dientes humanos extraídos con conductos radiculares curvos fueron divididos en tres grupos. Los conductos se instrumentaron mecánicamente usando ta...

  9. Influencia de la microestructura en el comportamiento a fatiga de aceros inoxidables austeníticos con alto contenido en molibdeno

    Oñoro, J.

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Austenitic stainless steels with molybdenum present high mechanical properties and corrosion resistance to aggressive environments. These steels have been used to tank and vessel components for high corrosive liquids as phosphoric, nitric and sulphuric acids. These materials with low carbon and nitrogen addition have been proposed candidates as structural materials for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER in-vessel components. Molybdenum addition in austenitic stainless steel improves mechanical and corrosion properties, but with it can produce the presence of nitrogen microstructure modifications by presence or precipitation of second phases. This paper summarises the fatigue and corrosion fatigue behaviour of two 317LN stainless steels with different microstructure. Fully austenitic steel microstructure show better fatigue, corrosion fatigue resistance and better ductility than austenitic steel with delta ferrite microstructure, mainly at low stresses.

    Los aceros inoxidables austeníticos con elevados contenidos en molibdeno presentan alta resistencia mecánica y resistencia a los medios corrosivos. Se utilizan en la construcción de depósitos y recipientes para el almacenamiento y transporte de líquidos altamente corrosivos, tales como ácido fosfórico, nítrico o sulfúrico. Estos materiales con bajo carbono y adiciones de nitrógeno han sido propuestos como candidatos para materiales estructurales en la fabricación de la vasija del reactor experimental termonuclear internacional (ITER. La adición de molibdeno mejora las propiedades frente a la corrosión de los aceros inoxidables austeníticos. Sin embargo, este aumento del contenido en molibdeno, junto con la presencia de nitrógeno, puede producir modificaciones microestructurales, por la aparición de fases precipitadas o segundas fases. En este trabajo, se analiza el comportamiento la fatiga y corrosión-fatiga de dos aceros inoxidables austen

  10. Vida a la fatiga de juntas soldadas del acero inoxidable AISI 316L obtenidas mediante el proceso GMAW

    Puchi-Cabrera, E. S.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available An investigation has been conducted in order to determine the effect of both the metallic transfer mode (pulsed arc or short circuit and the O2 content in the Ar/O2 gas mixture, of the gas-metal arc welding process (GMAW, on the fatigue life under uniaxial conditions of welded joints of 316L stainless steel. It has been concluded that the mixture of the protective gases employed in the process could have an important influence on the fatigue life of the welded joints of such steel in two different ways. Firstly, through the modification of the radius of curvature at the joint between the welding toe and the base metal and, secondly, through a more pronounced degree of oxidation of the alloying elements induced by a higher O2 content in the mixture. As far as the metallic transfer mode is concerned, it has been determined that the welded joints obtained under a pulsed arc mode show a greater fatigue life in comparison with the joints obtained under short circuit for both gas mixtures.

    Se ha llevado a cabo una investigación con la finalidad de determinar el efecto, tanto del modo de transferencia metálica (arco pulsado o cortocircuito como del contenido de O2 en la mezcla de gases protectores Ar/O2, del proceso de soldadura a tope mediante arco metálico con protección gaseosa (GMAW, sobre la vida a la fatiga en condiciones uniaxiales de juntas soldadas del acero inoxidable AISI 316L. Dicho trabajo ha permitido concluir que la composición de la mezcla de gases protectores del proceso GMAW pudiera tener una influencia importante en la vida a la fatiga de las juntas soldadas de dicho material, a través de dos formas distintas: primero, mediante la modificación del radio de curvatura entre la raíz del cordón de soldadura y el metal base y, en segundo lugar, a través del mayor grado de oxidación de los elementos de aleación. En cuanto al modo de transferencia metálica, se determinó que las juntas soldadas mediante arco pulsado

  11. Caracterización y propiedades mecánicas a alta temperatura de un acero inoxidable dúplex

    Jiménez, J. A.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The microstructure and mechanical behavior at high temperature of a thermomechanical processed duplex stainless steel have been studied. Recrystalization of the material takes place during heating to test temperature, and a microstructure consisting of islands of austenitic grains of about 10-15 μm in size included in a more or less continuous matrix of ferrite is observed. Tensile tests at temperatures above 1,000°C and at low strain rates show a stress exponent of about 2 and elongations to failure up to 290 %. These values suggest that deformation is controlled by a grain boundary sliding mechanism, which causes a decrease in the size of the islands during deformation. Finally, an activation energy for plastic deformation of 167 kJ/mol was observed that was related to the activation energy for grain boundary diffusion of iron.

    Se ha estudiado la microestructura y el comportamiento mecánico a alta temperatura de un acero inoxidable dúplex procesado termomecánicamente. Durante el calentamiento a la temperatura de ensayo, el material recristaliza y se obtiene una microestructura de granos austeníticos de tamaños comprendidos entre 10 y 15 μm agrupados en islas incluidas en una matriz más o menos continua de ferrita. Ensayos de tracción a temperaturas superiores a 1.000°C y bajas velocidades de deformación muestran un exponente de la tensión igual a 2 y alargamientos a rotura de hasta 290 %. Estos valores permiten asociar el mecanismo de deformación al deslizamiento de fronteras de grano, el cual determina la desaparición progresiva de las islas de granos austeníticos durante la deformación. Finalmente, se encontró un valor de 167 kJ/mol para la energía de activación de la deformación plástica, la cual se relacionó con la energía de autodifusión del hierro a lo largo de las fronteras de grano.

  12. Análisis del Comportamiento Mecánico de Recargues de Inoxidable Sobre Acero de Baja Aleación en Reactores de Proceso Analysis of Mechanical Behavior of Cladding of Stainless Steel over Low Alloyed Steel in Process Reactors

    Moratilla, B.Y.; J.I. Linares; Portolés, A.

    2005-01-01

    Se realiza un estudio simple de tensiones considerando dos materiales, acero inoxidable y acero de baja aleación. El estudio es motivado porque en la industria petroquímica es práctica habitual, para reducir costes de materiales, utilizar recargues de inoxidable sobre una pared de acero de baja aleación para la construcción de la pared de reactores. Se determina el coeficiente de dilatación térmica y su evolución a lo largo del espesor de la zona afectada térmicamente, usando una probeta extr...

  13. Recubrimientos de aluminio-silicio realizados por deposición química de vapor en lecho fluidizado sobre el acero inoxidable AISI 316

    José Luddey Marulanda Arevalo; Francisco Javier Pérez Trujillo; Aduljay Remolina Millán

    2013-01-01

    Los recubrimientos de aluminio-silicio fueron depositados sobre el acero inoxidable AISI 316 mediante deposición química de vapor en lecho fluidizado (CVD-FBR), en el rango de temperaturas de 540 a 560 ºC, utilizando un lecho formado por 2,5 g de silicio y 7,5 g de aluminio en polvo, y 90 g de lecho inerte (Alúmina), el cual se hizo fluidizar con Ar. Como gases activadores se usó una mezcla de HCl/H2, en relaciones de 1/10 a 1/16. Además, se varió el tiempo de deposición de los recubrimientos...

  14. Aplicación y caracterización físico-química de varios tratamientos superficiales realizados al acero inoxidable 316L para aplicaciones biomédicas

    Mañá, M.; Valentí, J.; Mestre Vinardell, Aleix; Gil Mur, Francisco Javier

    2008-01-01

    La biocompatibilidad de los metales utilizados en implantología está íntimamente relacionada con las características superficiales de los implantes tanto desde un punto de vista químico como topográfico. El objetivo de este trabajo es aplicar varios tratamientos superficiales al acero inoxidable 316 L y caracterizar, posteriormente, la superficie físico-químicamente. La superficie pulida de varios discos de acero 316 L fue tratada mediante los procesos de: granallado, variando el tamaño y la...

  15. Aplicación y caracterización físico-química de varios tratamientos superficiales realizados al acero inoxidable 316 L para aplicacions biomédicas

    Mañá, M.; Valentí, J.; Mestre Vinardell, Aleix; Gil Mur, Francisco Javier

    2008-01-01

    La biocompatibilidad de los metales utilizados en implantología está íntimamente relacionada con las características superficiales de los implantes tanto desde un punto de vista químico como topográfico. El objetivo de este trabajo es aplicar varios tratamientos superficiales al acero inoxidable 316 L y caracterizar, posteriormente, la superficie físico-químicamente. La superficie pulida de varios discos de acero 316 L fue tratada mediante los procesos de: granallado, variando el tamaño y l...

  16. Influencia de los tratamientos térmicos en la deformación en frío de los aceros inoxidables dúplex

    Fargas, G.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to study the compression behavior of a duplex stainless steel after several annealing conditions, in order to simulate the response during cold rolling in the industrial process. For each studied condition, stress-strain curves present serrations in the flow zone due to austenite and ferrite twinning and the austenite phase transformation to martensite. At the same time, it is shown that sigma phase increases the strength and diminish the cold deformation capacity of the steel.

    Se realizó un estudio del comportamiento a compresión de un acero inoxidable dúplex sometido a distintos tratamientos térmicos de recocido, con el fin de simular su respuesta durante la laminación en frío que tiene lugar en el proceso industrial. Para todas las condiciones estudiadas, las curvas esfuerzo-deformación presentan inestabilidades en la zona plástica, provocadas por el maclado de ambas fases y la transformación de la austenita a martensita. Al mismo tiempo, puede observarse cómo la presencia de fase sigma endurece el acero y limita su capacidad de deformación.

  17. Estudio de la influencia microbiológica en la corrosión de latones (UNS C68700, UNS C443 y acero inoxidable AISI 316;

    Ohanian, Mauricio

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Microorganisms may play an important role in the corrosion process and generate conditions which affect the rate and/or the mechanism of deterioration. They become visible by the formation of biofilms: clusters of microorganisms and extracellular polymers. These biofilms affect not only the durability of the material, but also reduce the heat transfer. The present work studied the growth of aerobic and anaerobic heterotrophic microorganisms and sulfate reducing bacteria on aluminum brass (UNS C68700, admiralty brass (UNS C443 and stainless steel AISI 316 in exposure experiments held in the Bay of Montevideo (Uruguay. The influence of the biofilm growth on the corrosion behavior was studied by electrochemical techniques: polarization curves and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS. The selection of the most suitable material for the exposure conditions is discussed and hypotheses of the corrosion mechanism are presented. Although stainless steel AISI 316 presented the lowest corrosion rate it showed localized deterioration.Los microorganismos influyen de manera significativa en el proceso corrosivo y generan condiciones que afectan la velocidad y/o el mecanismo de deterioro. Su presencia se manifiesta por la formación de bio-películas: conglomerados de bacterias y polímeros extracelulares. Dichas bio-películas afectan la durabilidad del material, la velocidad de flujo y la transferencia de calor. En el presente trabajo se evalúa el crecimiento de microorganismos heterótrofos aerobios, heterótrofos anaerobios y bacterias sulfato-reductoras sobre latón aluminio (UNS C68700, latón almirantazgo (UNS C443 y acero inoxidable AISI 316. Asimismo, se estudia la influencia del crecimiento de la bio-película sobre el comportamiento corrosivo mediante técnicas electroquímicas: curvas de polarización y espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica. Las exposiciones se realizan en la Bahía de Montevideo, estuario del Río de la Plata

  18. Evaluación de la resistencia a la corrosión de recubrimientos de ZrOxNy sobre acero inoxidable y/o silicio mediante técnicas electroquímicas

    Cubillos González, Gloria Ivonne

    2013-01-01

    Se hicieron crecer películas de oxinitruro de zirconio ZrOxNy sobre tres sustratos diferentes: acero inoxidable, Si (100) y vidrio, empleando tres técnicas distintas: spray pirólisis-nitruración (UPS-N), sputtering con radiofrecuencia (RF) y sputtering DC con magnetrón desbalanceado. Para cada una de ellas se optimizó las condiciones de depósito y se estudió la influencia de las mismas en las características estructurales y morfológicas del recubrimiento. Adicionalmente, se realizó la evaluac...

  19. Corrosión de aceros inoxidables martensíticos 13CrNiMo de bajo contenido de carbono en las industrias de gas y petróleo

    Méndez, Claudia Marcela

    2013-01-01

    Los aceros inoxidables 13CrNiMo con bajo contenido de carbono, surgen como alternativa para el reemplazo de materiales más caros en el uso como sistemas de transporte de fluidos de las industrias de gas y petróleo, con concentraciones importantes de cloruros, pCO2, pH2S y temperatura elevadas. El bajo contenido en carbono permite salvar algunos problemas vinculados a la operación de soldadura. Con el fin de obtener una alta tenacidad, se realizan tratamientos térmicos de precalentamiento y de...

  20. Identificación y cuantificación de fases en acero inoxidable ASTM A743 grado CA6NM mediante la técnica de difracción de rayos x

    Rojas Marín, Jessika Viviana

    2009-01-01

    La técnica de difracción de rayos X a altas temperaturas fue aplicada al estudio de las transformaciones de fase en el acero inoxidable martensítico ASTM A743 grado CA6NM, material ampliamente usado en la fabricación de componentes hidráulicos por las excelentes propiedades mecánicas que ofrece. Mediante la técnica de difracción de rayos X y en el intervalo de temperaturas entre 25-860°C se estudió la dilatación térmica del acero durante el calentamiento, se identificaron las temperaturas de ...

  1. Estudio de corrosión galvánica en pares latón/acero inoxidable y latón/fundición de hierro

    Ohanian, M.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Corrosion attack in heat exchanger systems is a topic of main interest for the maintenance in each industrial plant. These are multigalvanic systems with particular geometric and fluidodynamic complexity. Corrosive damages include zinc selective dealeation in copper alloys. In order to explain zinc dealeation attack, this paper deals with laboratory scale testing, characterization and interactions between two copper and zinc alloys (Yellow brass –UNS C268– and Admiralty brass –UNS C443– compared to AISI 316 stainless steel and cast iron. The tests were performed at 20 °C in 1.5 % NaCl and 1.5 % Na2SO4 solutions, pH 8 and each material was characterized by potentiodynamic sweeps. The couples are analyzed by studying transient galvanic currents. We conclude about the cause of the analyzed pathology, brass protection potential ranges and its coupling compatibility with other metals.

    El ataque por corrosión en los sistemas intercambiadores de calor constituye un problema para el mantenimiento de cualquier planta industrial. Se trata de sistemas multigalvánicos con particular complejidad geométrica y fluidodinámica. Las patologías corrosivas incluyen el fenómeno de dealeación selectiva de cinc en las aleaciones de cobre. A fin de explicar un caso particular de ataque por decinficación (deterioro en placa de intercambiador de calor de tubos de inoxidable, el presente trabajo aborda en ensayos a escala de laboratorio, la caracterización e interacciones entre dos aleaciones de cobre y cinc, (Yellow brass –UNS C268– y Admiralty brass –UNS C443–, respecto a acero inoxidable AISI 316 y fundición gris de hierro. Los ensayos se realizan a 20 °C en disoluciones de NaCl 1,5 % y Na2SO4 1,5 % y pH 8. Se caracterizan electroquímicamente las aleaciones y materiales involucrados mediante barridos potenciodinámicos. Los pares galvánicos formados se analizan mediante el

  2. Decapado de un acero inoxidable austenítico mediante mezclas ecológicas basadas en H2O2 - H2SO4 - iones F-

    Narváez, L.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This study reports the pickling of 316L stainless steel using mixtures of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2, sulphuric acid (H2SO4 and fluoride ions as hydrofluoric acid (HF, sodium fluoride (NaF and potassium fluoride (KF. The decomposition of H2O2 in the mixtures was assessed at different temperatures 25 °C to 60 °C, with ferric ion contents from 0 to 40 g/l. According to the results obtained, were established the optimal condition pickling at 20 g/l of ferric ions, 25 °C and p-toluensulphonic acid as stabilizer of H2O2. The HF pickling mixture was the only capable to remove totally the oxide layer from the 316L stainless steel after 300 s. The fluoride salts pickling mixtures only remove partially the oxide layer (20 to 40 % aprox. after 300 s. When the pickling time was increased until 1200 s, the removal percentages were around to 80 %.En este estudio se presenta el decapado del acero inoxidable austenítico 316L utilizando mezclas de peróxido de hidrógeno (H2O2/ácido sulfúrico (H2SO4/iones fluoruro; los iones fluoruro provienen del ácido fluorhídrico (HF, fluoruro de sodio (NaF y fluoruro de potasio (KF. La estabilidad del H2O2 fue valorada modificando las concentraciones del ión férrico de 0 a 40 g/l y las temperaturas de 25 °C a 60 °C en las mezclas decapantes. Se establecieron las condiciones óptimas de decapado utilizando 20 g/l de iones férrico a 25 °C empleando el ácido p-toluensulfónico como estabilizante del H2O2. La mezcla que contenía HF fue la única capaz de eliminar completamente los óxidos superficiales del acero a tiempos de 300 s. Las mezclas a base de sales fluoradas eliminaron parcialmente los óxidos (20 y 40 % aprox. en 300 s. Al incrementar el tiempo de decapado hasta 1200 s se obtuvieron porcentajes de eliminación alrededor de un 80 %.

  3. Influencia del tamaño del grano en las propiedades mecánicas de los aceros inoxidables austeníticos

    Martínez, M. A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this work is to study the influence of the grain size on mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steels. The study covers both, stable stainless steels and metastable steels. A relevant topic is to identify the differences in the behaviour of both types of steels. First of all, several steel taps are taken into account and by this way the average of results are derived. A sorted collection of them show its behaviour. Several rules are identified, like straight relationship between the number of grain size (ASTM and the 0.2 % proof stress and the tensile strength and inverse relationship with the elongation. Specific studies analyzing the relevance of nickel are performed. Finally main conclusions and valuations are presented and some statistic results of mechanics properties and steel taps are performed in order to get better prediction of their behaviour.

    En el presente trabajo se lleva a cabo un análisis de la influencia del tamaño del grano de aceros inoxidables austeníticos sobre algunas propiedades mecánicas de interés en estos materiales. Se han estudiado tanto aceros estables como metaestables para valorar las diferencias de comportamiento, considerando varias coladas de cada material para promediar los resultados y obtener un comportamiento más robusto de los estimadores. Se ha procedido a una preparación y adecuación de las probetas, previa a su ensayo en laboratorio. Se han observado los comportamientos habituales de modo que, a mayor número de tamaño de grano según norma ASTM, mayor límite elástico y resistencia a la tracción y menor alargamiento; llevándose a cabo estudios de detalle de valores de las tendencias de crecimiento, comportamiento comparado de estables y metaestables y valorándose cuidadosamente la influencia del níquel presente en el material. Finalmente se presentan las principales conclusiones y valoraciones, y un estudio estadístico de las propiedades mecánicas y de las

  4. Influencia del material de aporte en la resistencia a corrosión por picadura en uniones soldadas de un acero inoxidable dúplex 2205

    Múnez, C. J.

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available In this work, it has been studied the pitting corrosion resistance of welding duplex stainless steel 2205. Unions were made by GMAW process with different fillers: duplex ER 2209 and two austenitic (ER 316LSi and ER 308LSi. The microstructure obtained with the duplex ER 2209 filler is similar to the duplex 2205 base material, but the unions produced with the austenitic fillers cause a decrease of the phases relation a/g. To evaluate the influence of the filler on the weld, the pitting corrosion resistance was determined by electrochemical critical pitting temperature test (TCP and the mechanical properties by the hardness. The phases imbalance produced for the dissimilar fillers bring out a variation of the pitting corrosion resistance and the mechanical properties.

    En este trabajo se ha estudiado la resistencia a la corrosión localizada por picadura, de soldaduras realizadas sobre un acero inoxidable dúplex 2205. Se hicieron uniones mediante el proceso GMAW, utilizando como material de aporte un hilo dúplex ER 2209 y dos austeníticos ER 316LSi y ER 308LSi. Metalúrgicamente, se observa como para el hilo ER 2209 las microestructuras que se obtienen son similares a la del dúplex 2205, mientras que en las uniones con hilo austenítico, pueden verse microestructuras muy diferentes en las que la relación de fases a/g disminuye. Al evaluar la resistencia a la corrosión por picadura, mediante la Temperatura Crítica de Picadura (TCP, se comprobó como el desequilibrio entre las fases, generado por el aporte, provoca la variación en la resistencia a la corrosión localizada por picadura. También, se estudió la variación en las propiedades mecánicas del material mediante ensayos de dureza.

  5. Separación selectiva de hierro y cromo de las lejías agotadas del decapado de acero inoxidable

    Gálvez, J. L.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Stainless steel spent pickling baths are very complex solutions of metals and acids (HNO3 and HF and are a very important environmental concern. Several processes have been developed for acid recovery (free and bounded acid with techniques like acid retardation, solvent extraction, evaporation and dialysis diffusion. In these processes, metallic content is precipitated and treated for its disposal. We have developed a process that permits the separation of metals by means of a selective precipitation, induced by adding free fluoride. Iron (Fe and chromium (Cr precipitate as pentafluorides and nitrogennickel (Ni remains in solution. After this stage, complex fluorides can be hydrolized with alkali to give iron and chromium hydroxides, releasing fluoride in solution

    Los baños ácidos agotados del decapado de acero inoxidable son disoluciones muy complejas debido al alto contenido de metales y ácidos (HNO3 y HF, por lo que constituyen un grave problema medioambiental. Existen tratamientos comerciales para la recuperación del ácido (libre o complejado que se basan en técnicas de retardo ácido, extracción con disolventes, evaporación o membranas. En estos procesos el contenido metálico es precipitado y tratado como un residuo. El grupo de investigación formado por los autores del presente trabajo ha desarrollado un procedimiento que permite el aprovechamiento de dichos metales mediante su recuperación selectiva con una técnica de precipitación modificada inducida por fluoruro libre. Se consigue la precipitación de hierro (Fe y cromo (Cr como pentafluoruros (pH 3-4,5 dejando el níquel en disolución. Posteriormente, los fluoruros complejos son hidrolizados con álcali dando lugar a hidróxidos de hierro y cromo, mientras que el fluoruro es redisuelto.

  6. Decapado del acero inoxidable AISI 316L utilizando una mezcla ecológica de H2O2-H2SO4-HF

    Gómez, P. P.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available This study reports the pickling of austenitic AISI 316L stainless steel (SS using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2, sulphuric acid (H2SO4 and hydrofluoric acid (HF at pH 2.0. The stability of H2O2 was also studied using different concentrations of ferric ion from 0 to 40 g/l and temperature from 25 to 60 °C. The pickling rate at 50 °C in the presence and absence of 40 g/l ferric ion was 2.6 and 0.2 mg/dm2 day (mdd, respectively. p-Toluene sulphonic acid was used as stabilizer of H2O2.En la presente investigación se estudia el decapado del acero inoxidable AISI 316L utilizando una mezcla de agua oxigenada (H2O2 y los ácidos sulfúrico (H2SO4 y fluorhídrico (HF a pH 2,0. La estabilidad de la mezcla H2O2-H2SO4-HF se ha ensayado variando el contenido de iones férrico de O a 40 g/l y la temperatura de 25 a 60 °C. La velocidad de decapado a 50 °C ha sido de 2,6 y 0,2 mg/dm2 día (mdd, en ausencia y presencia de 40 g/l de iones férrico, respectivamente. Se ha utilizado el ácido p-toluen sulfónico como estabilizante del H2O2.

  7. Estudio de la influencia de la microestructura sobre la deformabilidad en caliente de un acero inoxidable dúplex

    Iza-Mendia, A.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The complexity of the hot deformation behaviour of the ferrite and austenite in a duplex structure is increased as compared with that of single phase ferritic or austenitic steels. Important factors are: the spatial phase distribution with respect to the direction of the imposed deformation, the codeformation of both phases having considerably different mechanical properties, and the nature of the interface between austenite and ferrite. In the present study, the influence of these factors on the crack formation during the hot deformation is analyzed.

    El comportamiento frente al conformado en caliente de la ferrita y de la austenita, en una estructura dúplex, es muy diferente al que presentan ambas fases por separado en los aceros monofásicos austeníticos o ferríticos. A ello contribuyen, entre otros, la distribución espacial de las fases con respecto a la deformación impuesta, la codeformación de dos fases, con propiedades mecánicas muy diferentes, y la naturaleza de la intercara. En el presente trabajo se analiza la influencia de estos factores en la formación de daño bajo condiciones de deformación en caliente.

  8. Efecto del silicio como posible elemento reactivo en la protección frente a la oxidación a elevada temperatura del acero inoxidable AISI 304

    Otero, E.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The influence of silicon incorporated into the alloy by means of ion implantation of 1 x 1015 ions/cm2 at 150 keV on the protective scale development based upon Cr1,3Fe0,7O3 and manganese-enriched spinels, Mn1,5Cr1,5O4 after oxidation of an austenitic AISI 304 stainless steel at 1,173 K and atmospheric pressure of air for 144 h has been studied. The presence of small quantities of silicon at the outermost layers of the alloy promotes transport of chromium during the early stages of oxidation. Further, ion implantation seems to play a beneficial role against decarburization of the alloy.

    Se estudia la influencia de silicio incorporado a la aleación mediante implantación iónica de 1 x 1015 iones/cm2 a 150 keV en el crecimiento de la capa protectora de oxidación basada en Cr1,3Fe0,7O3 y en espinelas enriquecidas en manganeso, Mn1,5Cr1,5O4, tras someter a un acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 304 a oxidación a 1.173 K y presión atmosférica de aire durante 144 h. La presencia de pequeñas cantidades de silicio en las capas más externas del material promueve el transporte de cromo durante los primeros estadios de la oxidación. Además, la implantación iónica parece ejercer un efecto beneficioso contra la descarburación de la aleación.

  9. Ensayos de rozamiento plano sobre aceros inoxidables austeníticos con diferente acabado superficial. Determinación de las condiciones de adhesión en el rozamiento

    Coello, J.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of this work is to evaluate the tribological behaviour of austenic stainless steels AISI 304 with bright annealed surface finishing (BA (ASTM a 240; AISI 304 DDQ and AISI 316 with bright surface finishing (B. The assays have been carried out in flat faced dies system with mineral oil of 200 cts viscosity, S2Mo grease and in dry conditions.. The relationship between friction coefficient and pressure and velocity has been established for the mineral oil as lubricant. In these conditions, a strong adhesive tendency has been found in boundary lubrication regime. The results obtained here, show us that S2Mo grease leads to lowest values for the friction coefficient. A minor adhesive behaviour tendency for AISI 316 steel, harder than 304 grades, has been found. A relevant plowing phenomena has been observed for the more critical friction conditions tried out. A surface hardener is produced as a consequence of that.

    El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar el comportamiento tribológico de los aceros inoxidables austeníticos 304 con acabado brillante BA (ASTM A 240, 304 DDQ y 316 con acabado mate 2B, en sistemas de contacto plano, con el fin de simular el rozamiento en la zona del flanco en los procesos de embutición de acero inoxidable. Para ello, se ha estudiado la influencia del acabado superficial del acero, la velocidad de deslizamiento y la presión normal sobre el coeficiente de rozamiento, utilizando un ensayo de fricción con matrices planas. Los ensayos se han realizado con aceite mineral de 200 cst, grasa de bisulfuro de molibdeno y en seco. En presencia de aceite, se ha establecido una correlación de m con la velocidad de deslizamiento y la presión de contacto con comportamiento fuertemente adhesivo en las condiciones de lubricación límite consideradas. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que la grasa de bisulfuro de molibdeno disminuye en un 50 % los valores del coeficiente de rozamiento

  10. Formación de fase sigma en uniones soldadas de acero inoxidable súper dúplex fundido

    Garin, J. L.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper decribes the microstructural characteristics of weldments of cast super duplex stainless steel (J93404, being subjected to annealing processes to induce formation of sigma-phase at high temperatures. The influence of heating time at 1073 K, 1123 K and 1173 K upon precipitation of sigma in the heat affected zone, base metal and fusion zone of the weldments was analyzed. The experimental results revealed the formation of this intermetallic compound throughout decomposition of the ferritic phase into austenite and sigma. At earlier stages of the transformation the phase rapidly nucleates and growth along the ferrite-austenite grain boundaries, and then massively advances towards the bulk of the ferritic zone with greater effectiveness as temperature increases. The formation of sigma-phase in all weldments resembles the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami’s mechanism stated for nucleation and growth.

    El presente trabajo describe las características microestructurales de uniones soldadas de acero súper dúplex fundido (J93404, al ser sometidas a procesos de recocido para inducir la formación de fase sigma a altas temperaturas. Se analizó la influencia del tiempo de calentamiento a 1.073 K, 1.123 K y 1.173 K sobre la precipitación de fase sigma en la zona afectada térmicamente, metal base y zona de fusión de los conjuntos soldados. Los resultados experimentales evidenciaron la formación de este compuesto intermetálico por descomposición de la fase ferrítica en austenita y sigma. Al comienzo de la transformación la fase nuclea y crece rápidamente en los bordes de grano austenita-ferrita, extendiéndose luego masivamente hacia el seno de la zona ferrítica, con mayor efectividad en términos del aumento de la temperatura de proceso. La formación de sigma en todas las uniones soldadas obedece a un mecanismo de nucleación y crecimiento del tipo Jonson-Mehl-Avrami.

  11. Análisis experimental del desgaste entre UHMWPE y acero inoxidable 316l empleados en la manufactura de prótesis coxofemorales

    Ricardo Gustavo Rodríguez Cañizo

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Título en inglés: Experimental wear analysis of UHMWPE and stainless 316l used in the manufacturing of coxofemoral prosthesis. Resumen La causa más común de falla en prótesis coxofemorales es el aflojamiento entre los componentes que conforman el sistema, de manera específica la copa acetabular y la cabeza femoral. En esta investigación se presenta un análisis tribológico del desgaste en los componentes mencionados, ya que cuando las superficies en contacto se desgastan, la funcionalidad mecánica del sistema se compromete, debido al cambio de geometría de los mismos, dando como resultado un juego mecánico entre la copa y la cabeza. Los materiales considerados en este estudio son el polietileno de ultra elevado peso molecular (UHMWPE, por sus siglas en inglés para la copa acetabular, y acero inoxidable 316L para la cabeza femoral. Esta combinación de materiales representa hoy en día la recomendación más usual por parte de los cirujanos para pacientes de la tercera edad. La tasa anual de desgaste se determinó de manera experimental y se cuantificó la cantidad de material desprendido durante el contacto. Se establecieron las condiciones de carga de forma analítica, considerando las que actúan sobre la cabeza femoral a lo largo del área de desgaste durante la marcha humana. Posteriormente, se realizó el análisis experimental de desgaste utilizando una máquina tribológica de configuración perno-sobre-disco (pin-on-disk, diseñada de manera específica para este estudio. Las pruebas para determinar la pérdida volumétrica de los componentes se realizaron bajo tres condiciones de operación: en seco, lubricada con agua destilada y lubricada con suero bovino. El marco experimental considerado consistió en pernos de UHMWPE sobre discos de acero inoxidable 316L simulando el desgaste equivalente a diez años de uso de la prótesis. Finalmente, de los resultados obtenidos se puede establecer que el desgaste y la cantidad de part

  12. Soldabilidad del acero inoxidable austenitico

    Pedro Pablo Torres-Medina

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available This work involves welding stainless steel AISI 321H applying technical specifications according to welding standards, know the properties and phenomena that occur in the base metal and select the appropriate input material to ensure good quality of the process.

  13. Efecto de la modificación superficial de alambres delgados de acero inoxidable AISI 302 mediante plasma electrolítico sobre sus propiedades mecánicas

    Gallegos, A.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In this work different tests using electrolytic plasma (EP on thin wires of stainless steel AISI 302 in an inert solution were performed. Tensile tests were carried out in order to measure changes in the mechanical strength of the samples; moreover, both the morphological and microstructural changes also were evaluated. It was found that after 10 s of the application of EP, the samples surface was uniformly covered by nodules-like and craters similar to those found in the melting and cooling periods of EP. The results show a significant surface grain refinement, leading to crystalline arrangements with sizes less than 200 nm and also an increase in the samples tensile strength of at least 57 % respect to steel base.

    En este trabajo se realizaron ensayos de aplicación de plasma electrolítico (PE sobre alambres delgados de acero inoxidable AISI 302 en una solución inerte. Las probetas se sometieron a ensayos de tracción, con el fin de medir cambios en su resistencia mecánica; adicionalmente fueron evaluadas en sus cambios morfológicos y microestructurales. Se encontró que después de 10 s de aplicación de PE, la superficie de las probetas estaba uniformemente cubierta por nódulos y cráteres propios del ciclo de fusión y enfriamiento del PE; se evidenció un significativo afinamiento del grano superficial, llegando a ordenamientos cristalinos de tamaño menor a 200 nm y también se observó que la capa superficial afectada presentó un incremento de la resistencia a la tracción de al menos un 57 % respecto al acero base.

  14. Evaluación del comportamiento estructural y de resistencia a la corrosión de armaduras de acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 304 y dúplex AISI 2304 embebidas en morteros de cemento Pórtland

    Medina, E.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The mechanical and structural behaviour of two stainless steels reinforcements, with grades austenitic EN 1.4301 (AISI 304 and duplex EN 1.4362 (AISI 2304 have been studied, and compared with the conventional carbon steel B500SD rebar. The study was conducted at three levels: at rebar level, at section level and at structural element level. The different mechanical properties of stainless steel directly influence the behaviour at section level and structural element level. The study of the corrosion behaviour of the two stainless steels has been performed by electrochemical measurements, monitoring the corrosion potential and the lineal polarization resistance (LPR, of reinforcements embedded in ordinary Portland cement (OPC mortar specimens contaminated with different amount of chloride over one year time exposure. Both stainless steels specimens embedded in OPC mortar remain in the passive state for all the chloride concentration range studied after one year exposure.

    Se ha evaluado el comportamiento mecánico y estructural de dos aceros inoxidables corrugados, el austenítico EN 1.4301 (AISI 304 y el dúplex EN 1.4362 (AISI 2304, y se han comparado con el tradicional acero al carbono B500SD. El estudio se ha realizado en tres niveles: a nivel de barra, de sección y de pieza. Las diferentes características mecánicas de los aceros inoxidables condicionan el comportamiento a nivel de sección y de pieza estructural. El estudio del comportamiento frente a la corrosión de los dos aceros inoxidables se ha realizado mediante mediciones electroquímicas monitorizando el potencial de corrosión y la resistencia de polarización de armaduras embebidas en probetas de mortero contaminado con diferentes concentraciones de cloruros durante un tiempo de exposición de un año. Ambos aceros inoxidables permanecen en estado pasivo en las probetas para todos los contenidos de cloruros.

  15. Transformaciones de inequilibrio producidas por ciclos anisotérmicos en aceros inoxidables martensíticos tipo 13Cr y 14CrMoV

    Álvarez Moreno, Luisa Fernanda

    1991-01-01

    Diversas investigaciones en el campo de las transformaciones de inequilibrio en estado sólido han intentado buscar explicación a ciertos comportamientos atípicos observados en el desarrollo de la transformación martensítica de aceros aleados con elementos carburíqenos, tales como el cromo, molibdeno, vanadio y wolframio. En estos aceros aleados, la transformación anisotérmica de la austenita en rnartensita no se realiza de forma continua durante el enfriamiento en un intervalo determinado de ...

  16. Caracterización mecánica de recubrimientos de aluminio por CVD-FBR sobre aceros inoxidables y resistencia a la oxidación en vapor de agua

    Diego Pérez-Muñoz

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Los recubrimientos de aluminio depositados sobre el acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 317 por Deposición Química de Vapor en Lecho Fluidizado (CVD-FBR presentan a altas temperaturas una reducción de la velocidad de corrosión de más de 80 veces. Se realizó la caracterización mecánica de los recubrimientos por medio de microdureza, nanoindentación, para conocer cómo se vieron afectas las propiedades mecánicas (en especial la dureza y el módulo de Young del recubrimiento y del sustrato luego de ser sometidos a la oxidación a alta temperatura. También se hicieron análisis por medio de Microscopia Electrónica de Barrido (MEB, para observar los cambios microestructurales, y de Microscopia de Fuerza Atómica (MFA, para observar cómo varía la topografía y el gradiente de rugosidad en función de la distancia recorrida por la punta del cantiléver durante los barridos.

  17. Soldadura TIG de los aceros inoxidables dúplex del tipo 22-05 (Uranus 45N y Avesta. Estudio de la microestructura y de las propiedades mecánicas

    Gómez de Salazar, J. M.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available TIG welding of two different duplex stainless steels is carried out. Arc-discharge on base-material plates by means of the TIG technique without filler metal and varying the energetic conditions (E.N.A. has been performed, A comparative study concerning the microstructural evolution as well as mechanical properties is carried out, The relation between hardness profiles, the microstructural variations and the ferrita δ concentration is established. Further, the above mentioned properties are related to the E.N.A. for each welded joint.

    Se estudia la soldadura TIG de dos aceros inoxidables dúplex. Para ello, se ha descargado un arco sobre las chapas de material base mediante la técnica TIG, sin aportación de material y variando las E.N.A. Se realiza un estudio comparativo de la evolución microestructural, así como de las propiedades mecánicas. Se establece la relación entre los perfiles de dureza obtenidos y la variación microestructural y de la concentración de ferrita δ, así como estas propiedades con el E.N.A, de cada cordón.

  18. Metalurgia de uniones soldadas de aceros disímiles (astm a240-a537) y comportamiento mecánico ante cargas monotónica y cíclica Metallurgy of dissimilar steels welded unions (astm a240-a537) and mechanical behavior under monotonic and cyclic loads

    Andrés García; Rafael Salas; Leiry Centeno; Alberto Velázquez del Rosario

    2012-01-01

    En el presente estudio se caracterizaron las propiedades mecánicas en uniones soldadas de aceros disímiles: un acero estructural (ASTM A537/A537M:95) soldado a tope con un acero inoxidable austenítico 304L (ASTM A240/A240M:01) mediante proceso por arco eléctrico con protección inerte de gas argón (GMAW) y un acero inoxidable austenítico ER- 308L como material aporte (ANSI/AWS A5.9/A5.9M:2006). Las muestras se ensayaron en condición sin soldadura, con el objeto de caracterizar los materiales i...

  19. Estudio de la susceptibilidad de un acero inoxidable dúplex del tipo 22Cr5NiMoN al dañado por hidrógeno en condiciones estáticas (HIC) y bajo carga (SSC)

    Gutiérrez de Saiz-Solabarría, S.; San Juan, J. M.; Valea, A.

    1998-01-01

    The behavior to hydrogen damage caused by corrosion in a H2S medium is studied in a molded ferrite- austenite (52-48 %) duplex stainless steel 22Cr5NiMoN type (UNS-J9.22.05) under both, static (damaging mechanism called Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)) and sustained load (damaging mechanism called Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)), conditions.

    Se estudia el comportamiento de un mismo acero moldeado inoxidable dúplex austeno-ferrítico (48-52 %) del tipo 2...

  20. Estudio in vitro de la citotoxicidad y genotoxicidad de los productos liberados del acero inoxidable 316L con recubrimientos cerámicos bioactivos Cytotoxic and genotoxic study of in Vitro released products of stainless Steel 316l with bioactive ceramic Coatings

    María Elena Márquez Fernández; Pablo Jesús Abad Mejía; Claudia Patricia García García; Andrés Pareja López

    2007-01-01

    El acero inoxidable AISI 316L es el biomaterial mas utilizado para la fabricación de implantes temporales, pero presenta limitaciones para implantes permanentes debido a la liberación de iones metálicos hacia los tejidos circundantes, produciendo especies reactivas de oxígeno (ERO) y daño en ADN, factores que aumentan el riesgo de aparición de tumores locales y fallas mecánicas del implante. Una estrategia utilizada para disminuir la liberación de iones es la modificación superficial de los i...

  1. Desarrollo de un modelo matemático de diferencias finitas para el análisis del campo de temperaturas en la soldadura por arco de chapas finas de acero inoxidable

    Miguel, V.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This work develops a finite difference method to evaluate the temperature field in the heat affected zone in butt welding applied to AISI 304 stainless steel thin sheet by GTAWprocess. A computer program has been developed and implemented by Visual Basic for Applications (VBA in MS-Excel spreadsheet. The results that are obtained using the numerical application foresee the thermal behaviour of arc welding processes. An experimental methodology has been developed to validate the mathematical model that allows to measure the temperature in several points close to the weld bead. The methodology is applied to a stainless steel sheet with a thickness lower than 3 mm, although may be used for other steels and welding processes as MIG/MAG and SMAW. The data which has been obtained from the experimental procedure have been used to validate the results that have been calculated by the finite differences numerical method. The mathematical model adjustment has been carried out taking into account the experimental results. The differences found between the experimental and theoretical approaches are due to the convection and radiation heat losses, which have not been considered in the simulation model.With this simple model, the designer will be able to calculate the thermal cycles that take place in the process as well as to predict the temperature field in the proximity of the weld bead.

    En este trabajo se desarrolla un método de diferencias finitas para calcular el campo de temperaturas en la zona afectada por el calor en la soldadura de dos chapas de acero inoxidable AISI 304, soldadas mediante el procedimiento GTAW. Se ha desarrollado un programa informático implementado en libros de cálculo MS-Excel con Visual Basic para Aplicaciones (VBA. Los experimentos modelizados a través de la aplicación numérica predicen el comportamiento térmico de un procedimiento de soldadura. Para la validación del modelo matemático se ha desarrollado un

  2. “MEDICION DE PARAMETROS GENERADORES DE ESFUERZOS RESIDUALES DURANTE EL PROCESO DE SOLDADURA DE ACERO INOXIDABLE AUSTENITICO AISI 304L”.

    García López, Christian Jesus

    2012-01-01

    En la actualidad los procesos de soldadura por arco eléctrico se han convertido en la técnica por excelencia para la unión del acero y sus aleaciones. Se puede mencionar que la importancia de la soldadura, es tal, que sin ella no serían posibles muchos de los productos y servicios que cotidianamente son consumidos o requeridos por las sociedades contemporáneas actuales. Cada vez con mayor longitud y diámetro se instalan líneas de tubería para la distribución y conducción de tod...

  3. Susceptibilidad a la Fractura Inducida por Hidrógeno de Soldadura de Placa Clad de Acero Inoxidable 12% Cr Hydrogen Induced Cracking Susceptibility of 12% Cr Stainless Steel Clad Plate Weld

    Víctor M Sánchez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se evalúa la susceptibilidad a la fractura inducida por hidrógeno (FIH en cordones aplicados sobre placa clad 1¼ Cr-½Mo + Acero Inoxidable ferrítico/martensítico 12% Cr. Para ello se ha desarrollado un sistema basado en la prueba del implante propuesta por Granjon, con el proceso de soldadura GMAW y diferentes niveles de hidrógeno en el gas de protección. Se presentan resultados de análisis fractográfico con microscopía electrónica de barrido, metalografía, perfil de dureza y correlación a través de modelos de regresión del esfuerzo critico de fractura versus hidrógeno difusible, carbono equivalente, y tiempo de enfriamiento. Los resultados del modelado son satisfactorios al compararlos con los resultados experimentales.The aim of the work was to evaluate the hydrogen induced cracking (HIC susceptibility of weld beads applied on 1¼ Cr-½Mo + ferritic/martensitic stainless steel 12% Cr clad plate. For this, a system was developed based on the implant test proposed by Granjon, with the GMAW welding process and different hydrogen levels in the shielding gas. The results of this research included SEM fractographic analysis, metallography, hardness profile and correlation through a mathematical regression model of the critical fracture stress versus diffusible hydrogen, carbon equivalent, and cooling time. The results of the modeling are found to be satisfactory when compared with experimental data.

  4. Análisis de los transitorios de ruido electroquímico para aceros inoxidables 316 Y – DUPLEX 2205 en NaCl Y FeCl

    Almeraya-Calderón, F.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This work shows the results obtained from electrochemical noise measurements for different materials exhibiting pitting corrosion. The transients presented in the potential and current time, correlates with the scanning electron microscopy (SEM surface analysis. Electrochemical measurements were made at different exposure times to obtain the correlation. The materials used were stainless steel austenitic 316 and duplex 2205, immersed in ferric chloride (FeCl3 and sodium chloride (NaCl electrolytes. SEM analysis shows that the transients observed in the time series, really correspond to the activity of pit nucleation developed over the surface of the electrodes.

    En este trabajo se muestran los resultados obtenidos de las mediciones de ruido electroquímico para diferentes materiales que exhiben corrosión por picaduras. Los transitorios presentados en las series de tiempo en corriente y en potencial, se correlacionan con el análisis superficial de microscopía electrónica de barrido (MEB. Las mediciones electroquímicas fueron realizadas a diferentes tiempos de exposición, para obtener una correlación. Los materiales usados fueron los aceros inoxidables 316 y dúplex 2205, inmersos en cloruro férrico (FeCl3 y cloruro de sodio (NaCl como electrolitos. Los análisis por MEB, muestran que los transitorios observados en las series de tiempo, corresponden realmente con la actividad de la nucleación de picaduras desarrollada sobre la superficie de los electrodos.

  5. Estudio de corrosión bajo tensión en los aceros inoxidables 17-4PH y 17-7PH en presencia de NaCl y NaOH (20 % a 90 °C

    Gaona-Tiburcio, Citlalli

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available One of the problems that affects to the electric industry is the not programmed stoppages in the power plants, due to the failure of any main component: boiler, turbine and generator. In the turbine, the combined action of a corrosive agent (humid polluted vapor and a mechanical effort generally will result in Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC. In this work the SCC susceptibility of the precipitation hardening stainless steels 17-4PH and 17- 7PH, thoroughly used in steam turbine blades of power stations is analyzed. The specimens were tested in the presence of NaCl and NaOH (20 % to 90 °C and different pH. The CERT test (Constant Extension Rate Test was used, at 10-6 s-1 supplementing it with electrochemical noise; the aim was to identify the conditions of maximum susceptibility and the performance of the studied materials. The fractographic analysis revealed ductile and brittle fracture. Intergranular crackings, characteristic of the anodic dissolution mechanism of the material was observed. Nevertheless, the main mechanism responsible the failure was hydrogen embrittlement.

    Uno de los problemas que afecta a la industria eléctrica es el de los paros no programados en las plantas generadoras de electricidad, debidos al fallo de algún componente principal: caldera, turbina y generador. En la turbina, la acción combinada de un agente corrosivo (vapor húmedo contaminado y un esfuerzo mecánico, generalmente provocará corrosión bajo tensión (CBT. En este trabajo se analiza la susceptibilidad a la CBT de los aceros inoxidables, endurecibles por precipitación, 17-4PH y 17-7PH, ampliamente usados en alabes de turbina de vapor de centrales termoeléctricas. Las muestras se ensayaron en presencia de NaCl y NaOH (20 % a 90 °C, y distintos valores de pH. Se empleó el ensayo CERT (Constant Extensión Rate Test, a velocidades de 10-6 s-1, complementándolo con ruido electroquímico, buscando

  6. Efecto de los ciclos térmicos sobre la ZAT de una soldadura multipasos de un acero inoxidable superdúplex SAF 2507 Effect of thermal cycles on the HAZ of a stainless steel multipass weld of superduplex SAF 2507

    D. Villalobos

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Los ciclos térmicos de una soldadura multipasos que experimenta un acero inoxidable superdúplex SAF 2507, pueden promover la precipitación de fases secundarias reduciendo significativamente las propiedades mecánicas y la resistencia a la corrosión. Debido a su aplicación en la industria petroquímica, el estudio de las aleaciones superdúplex es de suma importancia para predecir su comportamiento en servicio cuando están involucrados procesos de soldadura por arco eléctrico. En este trabajo, se estudia el cambio microestructural de la zona afectada térmicamente correspondiente al primer cordón depositado de una unión multipasos de acero inoxidable superdúplex SAF 2507 mediante el proceso GTAW y bajo tres temperaturas de interpasos. Los resultados muestran que la temperatura de interpasos tiene una influencia sobre la precipitación de fase sigma en la zona afectada térmicamente del primer cordón depositado.Thermal cycles experienced by a superduplex stainless steel SAF 2507 when is welded, can promote the precipitation of secondary phases which decrease the mechanical properties as well as the corrosion resistance. Due to the application of the duplex alloys in the petrochemical industry, the study of these alloys has become very important in order to predict its service behavior. The aim of this work is to study the microstructural changes in the superduplex stainless steel weld joint after applying the GTAW process under three interpass temperatures after the deposition of every single pass. The results showed that slow cooling rates promoted by the deposition of the subsecuent passes and the higher interpass temperature, promote the precipitation of sigma phase in the HAZ while rapid cooling rates promoted by the lower interpass temperature do not promote the sigma phase precipitation.

  7. Caracterización mediante la técnica EBSD de la deformación de chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ bajo tensiones multiaxiales típicas de la embutición

    Coello, J.

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The main aim of this work is to evaluate AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel behaviour under deep drawing deformation condition, that is, pure shear deformation in which material suffers a typical deformation under tension-biaxial compression stresses system. The microestructural evolution has been investigated by optical microscopy and by EBSD technique. The success of the EBSD analysis has been established for the deformation conditions experimented here. It has been determined the rolling direction and the equivalent strain influence on the crystallographic orientation maps, misorientation diagrams and poles figures. The results let the authors say the low angle misorientations corresponding to 0, 45 and 90° rolling directions have an inverse correlation with the material anisotropy. Initial prestraining has been considered also and the analysis of this aspects lead to establish that the increment of the intragranular misorientations with the strain depends on the initial state of the steel; this increment is observed to be minor for samples with initial prestraining. High angle misorientation analysis (>15° indicates that the grain boundaries character distributions depends on the deformation.

    El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar el comportamiento del acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ durante un proceso de deformación típico del conformado de chapa por embutición, tracción-compresión biaxial (T-CC, determinando la evolución microestructural mediante microscopía óptica y EBSD. Se ha establecido la validez del análisis efectuado por EBSD para las condiciones de deformación consideradas en este trabajo. Se ha analizado la influencia de la dirección de laminación y de la deformación equivalente sobre los mapas de orientación cristalina, diagramas de desorientación y figuras de polos inversa, determinando que las desorientaciones de ángulo bajo obtenidas en muestras deformadas a 0°, 45°, y 90° respecto a la dirección de

  8. Evaluación del comportamiento mecánico, estructural y frente a la corrosión, de una nueva armadura de acero inoxidable dúplex bajo en níquel

    Medina Sanchez, Eduardo

    2012-01-01

    La durabilidad de las estructuras de hormigón armado no es ilimitada, en especial en determinados ambientes. El ingreso de agentes agresivos en el hormigón, fundamentalmente dióxido de carbono e iones cloruros, rebasando el espesor del recubrimiento y alcanzando las armaduras, reducen el alto pH del hormigón hasta alcanzar un umbral crítico, por debajo del cual, el acero queda despasivado. Posteriormente, si existe el suficiente aporte de humedad y oxígeno, el acero se corroe, lo que supone d...

  9. Estudio de la susceptibilidad de un acero inoxidable dúplex del tipo 22Cr5NiMoN al dañado por hidrógeno en condiciones estáticas (HIC y bajo carga (SSC

    Gutiérrez de Saiz-Solabarría, S.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The behavior to hydrogen damage caused by corrosion in a H2S medium is studied in a molded ferrite- austenite (52-48 % duplex stainless steel 22Cr5NiMoN type (UNS-J9.22.05 under both, static (damaging mechanism called Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC and sustained load (damaging mechanism called Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC, conditions.

    Se estudia el comportamiento de un mismo acero moldeado inoxidable dúplex austeno-ferrítico (48-52 % del tipo 22Cr5NiMoN (UNS-J9.22.05 frente al dañado por hidrógeno generado por corrosión en medio H2S, tanto en condiciones estáticas, mecanismo de dañado conocido como HIC (Hydrogen Induced Cracking, como bajo carga de tracción, mecanismo de dañado conocido como SSC (Sulfide Stress Cracking.

  10. Magnolias de acero (1989)

    Galache Montero, Aurora

    2009-01-01

    [ES] Magnolias de Acero (1989) acerca a los espectadores al lado humano de la enfermedad. Los pone en contacto con la capacidad de lucha de algunos enfermos por llevar una vida normal ante un proceso crónico ni las repercusiones negativas sobre su salud. La protagonista, que padece una diabetes, se esfuerza por vivir una vida sin limitaciones batallando constante con las barreras que su enfermedad le va poniendo constantemente, anteponiendo siempre su felicidad a las consecuencias fatales que...

  11. Estudio in vitro de la citotoxicidad y genotoxicidad de los productos liberados del acero inoxidable 316L con recubrimientos cerámicos bioactivos Cytotoxic and genotoxic study of in Vitro released products of stainless Steel 316l with bioactive ceramic Coatings

    María Elena Márquez Fernández

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available El acero inoxidable AISI 316L es el biomaterial mas utilizado para la fabricación de implantes temporales, pero presenta limitaciones para implantes permanentes debido a la liberación de iones metálicos hacia los tejidos circundantes, produciendo especies reactivas de oxígeno (ERO y daño en ADN, factores que aumentan el riesgo de aparición de tumores locales y fallas mecánicas del implante. Una estrategia utilizada para disminuir la liberación de iones es la modificación superficial de los implantes metálicos por medio de recubrimientos inorgánicos, cerámicos o vítreos, aplicados por el método sol-gel, el cual presenta una serie de ventajas comparativas con otras técnicas de deposición, como buena adherencia, aplicación sencilla, mínimos problemas de secado, bajas temperaturas de densificación y posibilidad de agregar partículas y/o grupos orgánicos que mejoran la adherencia celular al implante aumentando su biocompatibilidad. En el presente trabajo se evaluaron los efectos citotóxico por medio de la técnica MTT, y genotóxico por electroforesis en gel de células individuales (Ensayo Cometa, sobre células de la línea celular CHO, de los productos liberados en medio MEM por el acero inoxidable 316L sin recubrir, recubierto con una monocapa de vidrio de sílice (MC, o con doble capa que contiene partículas bioactivas de hidroxiapatita (HA, vidrio (V o vitrocerámico (VC, después de un periodo de 30 días. Los resultados muestran que a los 30 días de envejecimiento en medio MEM no se encuentra ningún efecto citotóxico, pero se encontró efecto genotóxico en las probetas de A y MC que no representa un peligro inminente a sistemas celulares. The stainless steel AISI 316L is the must used biomaterial for the making of temporal prosthesis, but it presents severe limitations for permanent implants due to the generation and migration of metallic ions to the surrounding peripheral tissues, which produces oxygen reactive

  12. Characterization of gold and nickel coating on AISI 304 stainless steel for use in the fabrication of current collector plates for fuel cells; Caracterizacion de recubrimientos de oro y niquel realizados sobre acero inoxidable AISI 304 para su empleo en la fabricacion de placas colectoras de corriente para celdas de combustible

    Flores Hernandez, J. Roberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)] e-mail: jrflores@iie.org.mx; Aguilar Gama, M. Tulio [UNAM. Facultad de Quimica, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Cano Castillo, Ulises; Albarran, Lorena [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Olvera, J. Carlos; Orozco, German [CIDETEQ, Pedro Escobedo, Queretaro (Mexico)

    2009-09-15

    Among the different components that compose fuel cell technology (MEA, bipolar plates, seals, etc.) current collector plates play an important role in the good performance of fuel cells, since they collect all of the current generated and distribute it to the external circuit. Therefore, the most important properties that the current collector plates should have are excellent conductivity and good resistance to the corrosive conditions present in the fuel cell. This document presents results obtained during the nickel and gold electrodeposition process on AISI 304 stainless steel and the morphology and thickness of each coating, their adhesion, hardness and conductivity values. Finally, results obtained during some of the electrochemical tests performed on the coatings are shown. [Spanish] De los diferentes componentes que integran la tecnologia de celdas de combustible (MEA's, placas bipolares, sellos, etc.), las placas colectoras de corriente tienen un importante rol en el buen desempeno de la celdas de combustibles, ya que en estas placas se colecta toda la corriente generada y se distribuye al circuito externo. Debido a esto, las propiedades mas importantes que deben tener las placas colectaras de corriente son: excelente conductividad y buena resistencia a las condiciones corrosivas presentes en la celda de combustible. En este documento se presentan los resultados obtenidos en el proceso de electrodeposicion de niquel y oro sobre acero inoxidable AISI 304, asi como la morfologia y el espesor de cada recubrimiento, sus valores de adherencia, dureza y conductividad. Finalmente se muestran tambien los resultados obtenidos de algunas pruebas electroquimicas a los que fueron sometidos los recubrimientos.

  13. Estudio de la susceptibilidad de un acero inoxidable austenítico estabilizado con niobio al dañado por tensocorrosión en medio H2S (SSC y corrosión intergranular (IGC en otros medios agresivos

    Gutiérrez de Saiz-Solabarría, S.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Behavior to hydrogen damage caused by stress corrosion in a H2S medium (SSC and to intergranular corrosion (IGC in different mediums, such as oxalic acid (C2H2O4-2H20, iron sulphate-50 % sulfuric acid [Fe2(SO43-50 % H2SO4], nitric acid (HNO3, copper sulphate-16 % sulfuric acid (CuSO4-5H2O-16 % H2SO4 and cooper sulphate-50 % sulfuric acid (CuSO4-5H2O-50 % H2SO4, is studied in an AISI 347 austenitic stainless steel stabilized with 0.61 mass % Nb and hot rolled to a seamless pipe with 273.1 mm in diameter and 18.2 mm in thickness.

    Se estudia el comportamiento de un acero inoxidable austenítico del tipo AISI 347 estabilizado con un 0,61 % en masa de Nb, laminado en caliente para producir una tubería sin soldadura de 273,1 mm de diámetro y 18,2 mm de espesor, frente al dañado por hidrógeno generado por tensocorrosión en medio H2S (SSC y frente a la corrosión intergranular (IGC en diferentes medios agresivos tales como ácido oxálico (C2H2O4∙2H2O, sulfato de hierro-50% ácido sulfúrico [Fe2 (SO43-50 % H2SO4], ácido nítrico (HNO3, sulfato de cobre-16% ácido sulfúrico (CuSO4-5H2O-16 % H2SO4 y sulfato de cobre-50 % ácido sulfúrico (CuSO4-5H2O-50 % H2SO4, respectivamente.

  14. Influencia de los elementos residuales cobre, estaño, fósforo y arsénico en el agrietamiento de la superficie del acero inoxidable 18-8 durante la compresión a altas temperaturas

    Botella, J.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The effect of certain different concentrations of Cu, Sn, P and As on the surface cracking of 18-8 austenitic stainless steel hot compressed specimens has been studied, at 1,123 and 1,273 K, in an oxidizing atmosphere (air. A procedure for determining surface cracking has been established, and the cracking factor obtained in this way is correlated with the chemical composition of the materials at both temperatures. The cracking factors obtained at 1,273 K have been compared with the reduction of area drops obtained by hot tension tests at the same temperature.

    Esta investigación aborda el estudio del efecto de concentraciones variables de cobre, estaño, fósforo y arsénico en el agrietamiento de la superficie de un acero 18-8, sometido a ensayos de compresión, a 1.123 y 1.273 K, en atmósfera oxidante (aire. Se desarrolla un procedimiento de cuantificación del grado de agrietamiento y se relaciona cada índice de agrietamiento así obtenido, a las distintas temperaturas, con la composición química" de los materiales. Los índices de agrietamiento correspondientes a los materiales comprimidos a 1.273 K se comparan con los valores de pérdida de reducción de área obtenidos mediante ensayos de tracción a la misma temperatura.

  15. Incidencia de la adición de fibras metálicas y poliméricas sobre el proceso corrosivo del acero en el concreto reforzado con la inclusión de aditivos inhibidores de corrosión ante ambiente salino

    Rodríguez Quiroga, José Luis

    2014-01-01

    El principal objetivo de la investigación es determinar el impacto de la adición de fibras metálicas y poliméricas sobre la corrosión del acero en el concreto reforzado ante un ambiente salino, al usar aditivos inhibidores de corrosión. Sobre vigas de concreto con refuerzo de acero, se compararon concretos con y sin macrofibras (metálicas y poliméricas). Se evaluaron cuatro tipos de aditivos inhibidores de corrosión: nitratos, nitritos, aminoalcoholes y un impermeabilizante bloqueador de p...

  16. Recubrimiento de Stellite 6 sobre acero inoxidable realizado con láser de CO2 para válvulas de escape de motores diesel

    Cadenas, M.

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available To reduce the recovery or the replacement costs of diesel engine exhaust valves, they are manufactured with an economic base material, and a coating which is deposited on the seat valve in order to reach high hardness and good impact, corrosion and high temperature wear resistance (>550 °C and without lubrication. In this work, appropriate laser cladding parameters have been determined to obtain Stellite 6 coatings over AISI 304 steel (as plane test specimens and SAE EV8 steel (as valves substrates. One and two superimposed tracks were deposited on the seat valves, and modifying the laser power as a function of the rotated angle at the beginning and the end of the circular tracks, pores and cracks have been minimized and the thickness of the track were made uniform. Hardness, dilution and final microstructure of the different coatings have been analysed. A 10 % dilution and 550 HV in the tracks over plane test specimens was observed, while valves with one track showed 25 % and 430 HV respectively. With two superimposed tracks the hardness was up to 470 HV in the upper track.

    Para abaratar el coste de recuperación o sustitución de válvulas de escape en motores diesel, estas se fabrican con un material base económico, recubriéndose el asiento de la válvula con otro material al que se exigirá elevada dureza y buena resistencia al impacto, a la corrosión y al desgaste erosivo en caliente (>550 °C y sin lubricación. Partiendo de esta idea, en el presente trabajo se han determinado los parámetros adecuados para realizar, mediante la técnica de plaqueado láser, un recubrimiento con Stellite 6, sobre sustratos de acero AISI 304 (probetas planas y SAE EV8 (válvulas reales. Sobre las válvulas, se depositaron uno y dos cordones superpuestos, se minimizó la presencia de poros y grietas, modificando el grado de solape inicial y final de los cordones circulares y la potencia en función del ángulo girado. Así, se

  17. Evaluación del springback mediante ensayos de doblado bajo tensión en condiciones de multiaxialidad típicas de los procesos de embutición profunda. Aplicación a chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ

    Miguel, V.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a methodology has been developed for evaluating the springback of AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel sheet based on a bending under tension test. The main difference of the methodology herein carried out is that tests are made under the multiaxial stresses state that take place in deep drawing processes. This affects to the level of stress value in the test and to the hardening state of the sheet. Springback evaluation has been done in two different areas. Bending area has been evaluated from elastic recovery ratio defined as the ratio between the bending radius after and before bending. Bending and unbending extreme has been studied from the measured curvature radius in this area and taking into account the geometric equivalence of the test with the drawing cups process. Results found allow to state that drawing ratio or deformation ratio have a negligible influence on the springback into the range of values experimented here. Bending radius has hardly influence as well while bending angle is the most significant variable. The results obtained are compared to those measured in deep-drawn cups, finding a great agreement.En este trabajo se presenta una metodología para evaluar la recuperación elástica o springback de chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ basada en la realización de ensayos bajo tensión. A diferencia de los estudios existentes en la literatura, los ensayos realizados son efectuados en condiciones multiaxiales típicas de los procesos de embutición de chapa. Esto afecta fundamentalmente a las tensiones involucradas en el proceso así como al estado de endurecimiento que experimenta el material. La evaluación del springback se ha efectuado en dos áreas diferentes. En la zona de doblado se ha evaluado a partir del factor de recuperación definido como la razón entre el radio de doblado y el radio con el que queda finalmente el material. La zona de doblado y desdoblado se ha evaluado en base a la inversa del radio

  18. Aceros aluminotérmicos. Nuevas aplicaciones

    Duart Blay, J. M.

    2004-02-01

    . Particular aplicación o interés presentan en la tecnología de los ferrocarriles para la obtención del carril continuo, prácticamente implantado en todo el mundo y en soldaduras cable de cobre-carril de acero empleadas en las señalizaciones para control de tráfico. En este trabajo se aportan las bases termodinámicas de la aluminotermia del hierro y su aplicación a la soldadura compleja de cruzamientos, juntas de dilatación y desvíos en FF.CC, que combinan aceros Hadfield, aceros inoxidables y aceros perlíticos de diferentes propiedades mecánicas. Las uniones deben ser compactas, resistentes y duras en los niveles que se citan en el trabajo, según requisitos exigidos por la circulación en líneas de alta velocidad (350 km/h., actualmente en construcción en España, pero que resultan generalizables a otro tipo de líneas menos exigentes y a ferrocarriles mineros.

  19. Comportamiento termomecánico de aceros AISI 304

    El Wahabi, M.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available The hot deformation behaviour of three AISI 304 (H, L and HP austenitic stainless steel with different carbon contents has been studied. An analysis of the parameters describing their hot flow curves was carried out. No heavy effect of the carbon content was found on most of the latter parameters. However, the work hardening and dynamic recovery behaviour showed clear differences depending on the given alloy, especially at high temperatures and low strain rates where the high carbon steel displayed larger work hardening and dynamic recovery rates than the other steels. The high purity steel (interstitial free displayed the lower stress levels as its hardening rate was slower than in the other two steels.

    Se llevó a cabo un estudio del comportamiento termomecánico de tres aceros inoxidables austeníticos tipo AISI 304 (H, L y HP con diferentes contenido en carbono, mediante la determinación de los parámetros que describen las etapas de deformación en caliente. No se notó un fuerte efecto del carbono en dichos parámetros, excepto en los que describen los procesos de endurecimiento y de restauración dinámica que muestran una cierta dependencia con la composición química, especialmente a bajos valores del parámetro de Zener-Hollomon, donde el acero de alto carbono (304H endurece y restaura más rápido que el de bajo carbono (304L, alcanzándose valores de tensión de pico similares en ambos casos. El material de alta pureza (libre de intersticiales toma valores de tensión de pico más bajos que los otros aceros, endureciendo más lentamente y con una velocidad de restauración similar a la del 304H.

  20. ESTUDIO DE LA SINERGIA CORROSIÓN-EROSIÓN DE RECUBRIMIENTOS DUROS DE TiN Y CrN OBTENIDOS SOBRE ACERO AISI 1045

    HARVEY PAYÁN; WILLIAM APERADOR; ALEJANDRO VARGAS

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan los resultados del estudio de los efectos sinergeticos de la corrosión-erosión en recubrimientos duros de TiN y CrN obtenidos sobre acero AISI 1045 por medio de la técnica de pulverización catódica con magnetrón y se hace una comparación con los resultados mostrados por un acero inoxidable comercial AISI 316 y el acero AISI 1045 sin recubrimiento. El proceso de deposición física de vapor (Physical Vapor Deposition), contribuye ampliamente a la aplicación de pelícu...

  1. un acero importado

    Wilson A. Hormaza R.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo busca determinar las causas que llevaron al deterioro superficial de un conjunto de láminas y bobinas importadas de acero. Lo anterior implica precisar el tipo de deterioro de los componentes, es decir, si este se presentó durante el transporte marítimo o durante el almacenamiento. Los ensayos realizados fueron: análisis visual, análisis de espectrofotometría de infrarrojo y comparativo de los cristales de Cloruro de Sodio (NaCl, análisis de la morfología de la superficie deteriorada a través de microscopia óptica, análisis químico, metalografía y dureza. Los análisis determinaron la presencia de cristales de NaCl, los cuales, al disociarse, generan iones de Cl- (Cloruros y Na+ (Sodio, responsables del proceso de corrosión, indicándose, así la presencia de un ambiente marino

  2. Phosphate coating on stainless steel 304 sensitized;Recubrimiento fosfatado sobre acero inoxidable 304 sensibilizado

    Cruz V, J. P. [IPN, Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Unidad Altamira, Km. 14.5 Carretera Tampico-Puerto Industrial Altamira, 89600 Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico); Vite T, J. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, Ocoyoacac 52750, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Castillo S, M.; Vite T, M., E-mail: jpcruz@ipn.m [IPN, Escuela Superior de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica, Seccion de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigacion, Unidad Profesional -Adolfo Lopez Mateos-, Zacatenco, 07738 Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    2009-07-01

    The stainless steel 304 can be sensitized when welding processes are applied, that causes the precipitation of chromium carbide in the grain limits, being promoted in this way the formation of galvanic cells and consequently the corrosion process. Using a phosphate coating is possible to retard the physiochemical damages that can to happen in the corrosion process. The stainless steel 304 substrate sensitized it is phosphate to base of Zn-Mn, in a immersion cell very hot. During the process was considered optimization values, for the characterization equipment of X-rays diffraction and scanning electron microscopy was used. The XRD technique confirmed the presence of the phases of manganese phosphate, zinc phosphate, as well as the phase of the stainless steel 304. When increasing the temperature from 60 to 90 C in the immersion process a homogeneous coating is obtained. (Author)

  3. Aceros inoxidables de nuevo diseño resistentes a la corrosión localizada

    Otero, E.; Botella, J.; Botana, J.; Matres, V.; Merello, R.

    2005-01-01

    A new material, usually, is a classic material with small modifications. The modifications provide new and/or superior properties to the material, making it competitive. The development of a new austenitic stainless steel based on the modified AISI 304 is described in the present work. This new steel shows a pitting corrosion resistance similar, or even better, than AISI 316. The behaviour of a stainless duplex steel with a low content in Ni is also described here. Its pitting corrosion resis...

  4. Tratamiento térmico de acero cubano // Thermal treatment of cuban steel

    N. Caballero Stevens

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se muestran algunos de los resultados obtenidos durante la investigación de un nuevo acero cubano que sepretende destinar a la fabricación de elementos de corte para máquinas combinadas cortadoras de caña de azúcar,herramientas de mano y otras piezas de gran responsabilidad que requieren elevada dureza para su trabajo. En el trabajo sepresentan los aspectos principales que relacionan la composición química, microestructura y dureza de este acero. Seestablecen experimentalmente las temperaturas de los puntos críticos para definir los regímenes de tratamiento térmico. Seincluye el comportamiento de las propiedades de dureza ante diferentes regímenes de tratamiento térmico.Palabras claves: Acero, recocido, temple, revenido, martensita, dureza________________________________________________________________________________AbstractIn this article are shown some of the results obtained during the investigation of a new cuban steel that it is going to beused in the manufacture of blades for cane cutting machines, hand tools and other part of great responsibility that requirehigh hardness for the job.In the article are presented the principles aspects of quimical composition, microstructure and hardness of this steel. Thereare stablished experimentally the temperature of the critic points in order to determine the regimes of the thermal treatment.The behavior of the properties of hardness is included at different regimes of thermal treatment.Key words: Steel, thermal treatment, quenching, tempering, hardness.

  5. Evaluación del coeficiente de fricción y las propiedades mecánicas de los recubrimientos 140MXC-530AS Y 140MXC-560AS sobre acero AISI-SAE 4340 utilizando la técnica de proyección térmica

    Patiño Infante, Maritza

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo se produjeron recubrimientos mediante la técnica de proyección térmica por arco, se depositaron tres materiales diferentes: acero de bajo carbono (530 AS), acero inoxidable (560 AS) y una aleación a base de FeCrNbW (140 MXC). Con el fin de mejorar la adhesión, mediante la misma técnica se aplicó al sustrato una aleación de NiAl (500 AS) cuya aplicación está recomendada para mejorar esta propiedad. Se caracterizaron las fases cristalinas del recubrimiento mediante difracción de...

  6. ESTUDIO DE LA UNIÓN SOLDADA DISÍMIL DE UN ACERO INOXIDABLE SUPERDÚPLEX SAF 2507 CON UN ACERO HSLA API X-52.

    Mendoza Bravo, Ivan

    2012-01-01

    Las uniones soldadas disímiles (USD) han sido utilizadas en la industria química, petroquímica y en la conducción de hidrocarburos como una alternativa para solucionar problemas de corrosión o pérdida de propiedades mecánicas que experimenta un componente o sección de un equipo. Actualmente, la Industria Petrolera Nacional presenta problemas con una sección del ducto ascendente que se encuentra en la zona de marea y oleajes, por lo que está expuesta a medios salinos. Este ducto...

  7. Modificación de las propiedades superficiales de aceros inoxidables Dúplex mediante recubrimientos por láser

    Amigo, V.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Laser cladding is one of the most promissing techniques to restore damaged surfaces and achieve properties similar to those of the base metal. In this work, duplex stainless steels have been cladded by a nickel alloy under different processing conditions. The influence of the beam speed and defocusing variables has been evaluated in the microstructure both of the cladding and heat affected zone, HAZ. These results have been correlated to mechanical properties by means of microhardness measurements from cladding area to base metal through the interface. This technique has shown to be very appropriate to obtain controlled mechanical properties as they are determined by the solidification microstructure, originated by the transfer of mass and heat in the system.

    La posibilidad de restaurar superficies y, con ello, las propiedades de las mismas mediante el recubrimiento por láser de polvos constituye uno de los mayores intereses en las investigaciones actuales. En este trabajo se ha obtenido un recubrimiento de una aleación base níquel, mediante el tratamiento láser de polvos elementales para diferentes condiciones de procesado. Se ha evaluado la influencia de las variables de proceso, velocidad del láser y desenfoque del haz láser en la microestructura de los recubrimientos y con ello en las propiedades finales de los mismos, así como en la transición de estas a través de la interfase y la zona afectada por el calor, ZAC, evaluada mediante perfiles de microdureza. La obtención de recubrimientos a partir de polvos resulta muy adecuada, en este caso, al obtener unas propiedades mecánicas que están determinadas por la microestructura de solidificación, originada por la transferencia de masa y calor en el sistema.

  8. DEFORMACIÓN ELÁSTICA RESIDUAL EN LÁMINAS DE ACERO AISI 304 RECUBIERTAS CON UNA PELÍCULA DE NITRURO DE TITANIO DEPOSITADA POR PVD-MAGNETRON SPUTTERING

    H. A. COLORADO

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una caracterización mediante difracción de rayos x (DRX en láminas de acero inoxidable AISI 304 recubierto con una capa de nitruro de titanio de 3 um de espesor, obtenida mediante deposición física de vapor (PVD-MAGNETRON SPUTTERING a una temperatura de 200 °C. se tomaron imágenes de microscopía electrónica de barrido (MEB, microscopía óptica (MO y microscopía de fuerza atómica (MFA para caracterizar el sustrato, la capa y la zona cercana a la intercara. adicionalmente se determinó la deformación elástica residual asociada con el ensanchamiento de los picos de DRX.

  9. Efectos del tratamiento térmico en la fractura de aceros

    Héctor Hernández A.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available No obstante de los avances logrados en otros tipos de aleaciones, los aceros se siguen utilizando en forma extensiva en la construcción de elementos estructurales, porque con una adecuada selección y tratamiento técnico, los aceros permiten obtener una conveniente combinación de propiedades mecánicas ante unas exigencias específicas de servicio. La fractura en elementos de máquinas frecuentemente se encuentra asociada a una discontinuidad, la cual provoca una concentración de esfuerzo, lo que puede originar sitios de iniciación de una falla por fractura. La carga límite de fractura es afectada por parámetros geométricos, naturaleza y tipo de carga y propiedades mecánicas del material. La mayoría de fallas por fractura de elementos de máquinas son fallas por fatiga; por lo general una fractura por fatiga tiene lugar por una progresiva generación y crecimiento de grietas hasta obtenerse una condición crítica de fractura súbita de la sección residual resistente. Frecuentemente en una fractura por fatiga se observan marcas de playa, las cuales son evidencias de la posición del frente de grietas antes que se alcance la condición de fractura súbita final. En este trabajo se muestra como el tratamiento térmico de temple y revenido de los aceros afecta el esfuerzo límite de falla por fractura para carga de tracción estática y carga de fatiga uniaxial con la presencia de una entalla severa. También se estudia el efecto del tratamiento térmico en la tenacidad de fractura, propiedad que cuantifica la resistencia al crecimiento súbito de una grieta bajo carga estática.

  10. Evolución de las características de dureza del acero AISI 304 con el tratamiento térmico

    López, A.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available The evolution of the microstructure and hardness of commercial AISI 304 stainless-steel samples with the heat treatment has been studied. Steel specimens in the as-received condition, and after 50% cold rolling, were soaked for 1 hour at various temperatures between 650 and 1200 °C. Samples, maintain their grain size and hardness until about 900 °C; thereafter, size increases with temperature, while hardness lightly-diminishes. Recrystallization of cold-rolled specimens begins at 650 °C, and finishes around 850 °C. Recrystallized grain-size reaches the value found in the as received material after the treatment at 900 °C. For high her annealing temperatures both grain growth and hardness decrease following the same trent in cold-worked and non-deformed materials.

    Se ha estudiado la evolución que experimenta la microestructura y las propiedades mecánicas (dureza de un acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 304 de calidad comercial, cuando se somete a tratamientos térmicos tras una deformación en frío, por laminación, del 50%. En tratamientos isócronos, de una hora de duración, la recristalización del acero y su ablandamiento comienza a los 650 °C, completándose alrededor de los 825 °C. Entre 650 y 900 °C, se produce un crecimiento de grano recristalizado cuyo tamaño no alcanza el del grano original hasta los 925 °C, aproximadamente. A mayores temperaturas, hasta 1.200 °C, tiene lugar un manifiesto crecimiento del grano austenítico con un ligero descenso en los valores de dureza. El comportamiento del acero laminado y tratado se ha comparado con el de muestras calentadas, en las mismas condiciones, pero sin deformación previa en frío.

  11. Estudo comparativo entre os aços inoxidáveis dúplex e os inoxidáveis AISI 304L/316L

    Marcelo Senatore; Leandro Finzetto; Eduardo Perea

    2007-01-01

    Os aços inoxidáveis dúplex ferríticos-austeníticos fazem parte de uma classe de materiais com microestrutura bifásica, composta por uma matriz ferrítica e ilhas de austenita, com frações volumétricas aproximadamente iguais dessas fases. Essa classe de materiais é caracterizada por apresentar interessante combinação de elevadas propriedades mecânicas e de resistência à corrosão e, por isso, é considerada bastante versátil. Os aços inoxidáveis dúplex são, freqüentemente, utilizados nas indústri...

  12. Aceros patinables (Cu, Cr, Ni): resistencia a la corrosión atmosférica y soldabilidad

    Cano Cuadro, Heidis Patricia

    2013-01-01

    La utilización del acero mantiene una posición predominante en la ingeniería de los materiales. Concretamente, los aceros de alto comportamiento tienen un desarrollo creciente a nivel mundial, especialmente los denominados aceros patinables, que se corresponden con aceros de baja aleación y alto límite elástico. Los aceros patinables (“low alloy steels o “weathering steels”) son aceros suaves con un contenido en carbono inferior al 0,2% en peso, a los que se han adicionado como elementos ...

  13. Influencia de la transformación austenita-martensita en la estabilidad dimensional de un nuevo acero para herramientas aleado con niobio (0,08% y vanadio (0,12%

    Conejero Ortega, Gerardo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Austenite-martensite transformation influence on the dimensional stability of a new experimental tool steel alloyed with niobium (0.08% wt. and vanadium (0.12% wt. has been studied. The dimensional stability of this new steel was compared with the dimensional stability of commercial steel, after and before two thermal treatments, T1 (860 °C and T2 (900 °C. The thermal treatments consisted on heating and cooling, at 1 atmosphere of pressure, in N2 atmosphere furnace, fol lowing by heating in a conventional furnace at 180 °C during 1 hour. Initially, the experimental steel composition and Ac1 and Ac3 transformation temperatures were determined by glow-discharge luminescence (GDL and dilatometric tests, respectively, in order to select the austenization temperatures of T1 and T2 treatments. After hardness measurement, the microstructure of both steels was characterized by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD and optical metallography, before and after of T1 and T2 thermal treatments. Finally, longitudinal and angular dimensional stability analyses were realized for both commercial and experimental steels. After a contrastive hypothesis analysis, the results showed that the longitudinal relative variation of the experimental steel calculated was around 0.2% and the angular relative variation was not significantSe ha estudiado la influencia de la transformación de austenita a martensita en la estabilidad dimensional de un acero experimental para herramientas aleado con niobio (0,08% en peso y vanadio (0,12% en peso. La estabilidad dimensional del acero experimental fue comparada con la de un acero comercial antes y después de ser sometidos, ambos aceros, a dos tratamientos térmicos diferentes. Los tratamientos térmicos consistieron en un calentamiento y mantenimiento durante una hora a temperaturas de 860 °C (T1 y 900 °C (T2 y un enfriamiento final en horno con nitrógeno (N2 a 1 atmósfera de presión. Inicialmente, se determinaron las composiciones del

  14. Beyond ANT

    Jansen, Till

    2016-01-01

    Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) offers an ‘infra-language’ of the social that allows one to trace social relations very dynamically, while at the same time dissolving human agency, thus providing a flat and de-centred way into sociology. However, ANT struggles with its theoretical design that may lead...... us to reduce agency to causation and to conceptualize actor-networks as homogeneous ontologies of force. This article proposes to regard ANT’s inability to conceptualize reflexivity and the interrelatedness of different ontologies as the fundamental problem of the theory. Drawing on Günther, it...... offers an ‘infra-language’ of reflexive relations while maintaining ANT’s de-centred approach. This would enable us to conceptualize actor-networks as non-homogeneous, dynamic and connecting different societal rationales while maintaining the main strengths of ANT....

  15. Estudo comparativo entre os aços inoxidáveis dúplex e os inoxidáveis AISI 304L/316L

    Marcelo Senatore

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Os aços inoxidáveis dúplex ferríticos-austeníticos fazem parte de uma classe de materiais com microestrutura bifásica, composta por uma matriz ferrítica e ilhas de austenita, com frações volumétricas aproximadamente iguais dessas fases. Essa classe de materiais é caracterizada por apresentar interessante combinação de elevadas propriedades mecânicas e de resistência à corrosão e, por isso, é considerada bastante versátil. Os aços inoxidáveis dúplex são, freqüentemente, utilizados nas indústrias química e petroquímica, de papel e celulose, siderúrgicas, alimentícias e de geração de energia. O presente trabalho estabelece um comparativo entre as propriedades físicas, mecânicas e de resistência à corrosão dos aços inoxidáveis duplex e os tradicionais aços inoxidáveis austeníticos AISI 304L e 316L, largamente utilizados na indústria brasileira. Resultados de ensaios laboratoriais e dados relevantes de experiências práticas desses materiais também são apresentados.Ferritic-austenitic duplex stainless steels are part of a class of material having a two-phase microestructure, comprised of a ferritic matrix and austenitic islands, with the volumetric fractions approximately the same in these phases. This class of material is characterized by the presentation of an interesting combination of high mechanical properties and corrosion resistance and is therefore considered quite versatile. The duplex stainless steels are often used in the chemical, petrochemical, pulp & paper and food industries, as well as in steel foundaries and energy power plants. This paper shows a comparison between the physical, mechanical and corrosion resistance properties of duplex stainless steels and the traditional austenitic stainless steels 304L and 316L, largely used in the Brazilian industry. Results of laboratory tests and relevant data on practical experiments on these materials are also presented.

  16. INFLUENCIA DE LAS INCLUSIONES DE AZUFRE EN LA FATIGA DE UN ACERO AL MEDIO CARBÓN.

    Banderas Morales, Juan Joel

    2012-01-01

    La fabricación de acero puro es un proceso trabajoso y caro. Las propiedades mecánicas del acero, en particular la solidez, son considerablemente más altas que las del hierro puro. Uno de los problemas del acero es la presencia de inclusiones (sulfuros) en el producto final, que disminuyen las propiedades mecánicas del acero y el control de las inclusiones no-metálicas, que precipitan en fases aisladas durante la solidificación del acero líquido como productos de reacción, form...

  17. “CARACTERIZACIÓN Y SOLDABILIDAD DE UN ACERO AVANZADO DE ALTA RESISTENCIA MICROALEADO CON BORO.”

    Alatorre Torres, Norma

    2012-01-01

    L os aceros micro-aleados, como es el caso de los Aceros Avanzados de Alta Resistencia (AHSS), presentan ventajas en relación a los aceros estructurales al carbón y de baja aleación, respecto al costo y a la mejora en propiedades mecánicas (límites elásticos hasta cuatro veces superiores a los aceros laminados tradicionales), que se obtienen mediante un tratamiento termo-mecánico controlado. Este hecho se ve reflejado en el aumento en la demanda de este acero (entre 10 y 15%...

  18. Influencia del material de aporte en la resistencia a corrosión por picadura en uniones soldadas de un acero inoxidable dúplex 2205

    Múnez, C. J.; Utrilla, M. V.; UreÑa, A.; Otero, E.

    2007-01-01

    In this work, it has been studied the pitting corrosion resistance of welding duplex stainless steel 2205. Unions were made by GMAW process with different fillers: duplex ER 2209 and two austenitic (ER 316LSi and ER 308LSi). The microstructure obtained with the duplex ER 2209 filler is similar to the duplex 2205 base material, but the unions produced with the austenitic fillers cause a decrease of the phases relation a/g. To evaluate the influence of the filler on the weld, the pitting corros...

  19. Structure and properties of the Stainless steel AISI 316 nitrided with microwave plasma; Estructura y propiedades del acero inoxidable AISI 316 nitrurado con plasmas de microondas

    Becerril R, F

    1999-07-01

    In this work were presented the results obtained by nitridation on stainless steel AISI 316 using a plasma generated through a microwave discharge with an external magnetic field using several moistures hydrogen / nitrogen to form a plasma. The purpose of nitridation was to increase the surface hardness of stainless steel through a phase formation knew as {gamma}N which has been reported that produces such effect without affect the corrosion resistance proper of this material. (Author)

  20. Influencia de la microestructura en el comportamiento a fatiga de aceros inoxidables austeníticos con alto contenido en molibdeno

    Oñoro, J.; Gamboa, R.; Ranninger, C.

    2006-01-01

    Austenitic stainless steels with molybdenum present high mechanical properties and corrosion resistance to aggressive environments. These steels have been used to tank and vessel components for high corrosive liquids as phosphoric, nitric and sulphuric acids. These materials with low carbon and nitrogen addition have been proposed candidates as structural materials for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER) in-vessel components. Molybdenum addition in austenitic stainless...

  1. ESTUDIO DE LA COMPOSICIÓN DE VINOS DE TEMPRANILLO Y CABERNET SAUVIGNON FERMENTADOS Y CONSERVADOS EN HORMIGÓN, ACERO INOXIDABLE Y BARRICAS

    PEIDRÓ MONTANER, MARÍA JOSÉ

    2016-01-01

    [EN] The quality of one wine depends of many factors, soil, clime, kind of grape, the elaboration and breeding. The oxygen plays an important role in the polyphenolic and aromatic composition of the wines. This work has two objectives, first study and evaluation of the kind of deposit that we use during fermentation-maceration, with the conventional parameters even with polyphenolic and aromatic composition of the wines. In the other hand, we want to study and evaluate the influence of the...

  2. Estudio de la unión soldada disímil de un acero inoxidable superdúplex SAF 2507 con un HSLA API X-52

    Mendoza Bravo, Iván

    2011-01-01

    Las uniones soldadas disímiles (USD) han sido utilizadas en la industria química, petroquímica y en la conducción de hidrocarburos como una alternativa para solucionar problemas de corrosión o pérdida de propiedades mecánicas que experimenta un componente o sección de un equipo.

  3. The Ants Have It!

    Daugherty, Belinda

    2001-01-01

    Uses the GEMS guide, "Ants at Home Underground", to explore the life of ants and teach about them in a classroom setting. The activity applies students' knowledge of ants and students learn about ant colonies, what ants eat, and how they live. (SAH)

  4. Efeito da chuva ácida em aços inoxidáveis coloridos

    Célia Regina de Oliveira Loureiro

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Em função da crescente demanda de utilização do aço inoxidável, na arquitetura, como material de revestimento externo e, considerando a preocupação dos órgãos de controle ambiental com a poluição no meio urbano, foram avaliados os efeitos da chuva ácida nas condições superficiais do aço inoxidável colorido e na lixiviação de cromo para o ambiente. Para esse estudo, foram realizados, em laboratório, ensaios de imersão de chapas de aço inoxidável colorido e natural em solução simulada de chuva ácida, sendo avaliados a liberação de cromo para a solução e a alteração da aparência superficial das amostras em tempos de exposição de 1, 3, 7, 14 e 28 dias. Nas amostras de aço inoxidável, com e sem coloração, foram medidos a cor e o brilho e, para soluções ácidas remanescentes, foram realizadas análises de cromo total e cromo hexavalente. Os resultados obtidos mostraram que, independente do tempo de contato do aço inoxidável colorido com a solução de chuva ácida, houve preservação da aparência do material, sem alteração das condições superficiais, e o teor de cromo hexavalente na solução se apresentou em níveis muito inferiores aos estabelecidos pelo Conselho de Política Ambiental de Minas Gerais - COPAM.Considering the increase of stainless steel application for exteriors in architecture and governmental environment protection policies, the effect of acid rain exposure on the surface appearance and chromium release of colored stainless steel and uncolored substrate was investigated. Laboratory experiments were conducted by immersing stainless steel samples in an artificial acid rain solution for 1, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days exposure. The surface appearance of the samples was evaluated by color and brightness measurements and chromium release by chemical analysis of total and hexavalent chromium. The obtained results have shown that the surface appearance of the stainless steel was preserved and the

  5. Fire Ant Bites

    ... Favorite Name: Category: Share: Yes No, Keep Private Fire Ant Bites Share | Fire ants are aggressive, venomous insects that have pinching ... across the United States, even into Puerto Rico. Fire ant stings usually occur on the feet or ...

  6. Integridad estructural de vigas roblonadas de acero estructural antiguo

    Moreno Revilla, Jesús

    2005-01-01

    Son numerosas las estructuras construidas con hierro pudelado o acero forjado durante el siglo XIX y principios del XX que todavía permanecen en uso. Las cargas actuales y los daños existentes hacen necesarias evaluaciones de integridad estructural para extender su vida útil, adaptar su uso y establecer programas de vigilancia y mantenimiento. Los análisis de este tipo realizados hasta ahora son recientes y consideran que el componente dañado de un elemento estructural roblonada no interaccio...

  7. Nuevos tratamientos para inducir acero austenítico con granos ultrafinos

    Sacre, Charles-Henry

    2012-01-01

    Los aceros del grado AISI 301 LN son aceros de baja aleación de tipo austenítico metaestable, es decir la estructura austenítica es susceptible de transformarse en martensita bajo solicitación mecánica. En este proyecto se ha estudiado un acero AISI 301 LN C1050, el cual ha sufrido un 25% de reducción por laminación en frío, lo que hace que contenga un porcentaje de martensita de 28%. El proyecto tiene un doble objetivo: - Primero se ha investigado el tratamiento de reversió...

  8. Ant colony for TSP

    Feng, Yinda

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this work is to investigate Ant Colony Algorithm for the traveling salesman problem (TSP). Ants of the artificial colony are able to generate successively shorter feasible tours by using information accumulated in the form of a pheromone trail deposited on the edges of the TSP graph. This paper is based on the ideas of ant colony algorithm and analysis the main parameters of the ant colony algorithm. Experimental results for solving TSP problems with ant colony algorithm show great...

  9. Corrosión atmosférica de aceros patinables de nueva generación

    Díaz Ocaña, Iván

    2012-01-01

    Los aceros patinables, "low alloy steels" o "weathering steels" como se les denomina en la literatura sajona, describen una clase de aceros estructurales de baja aleación y alto límite elástico, que experimentan en atmósferas de baja agresividad (rural, urbana e industrial ligera)menor corrosión que el acero al carbono y además poseen superiores propiedades mecánicas, por lo que constituyen un material idóneo para sustituir al acero al carbono en estructuras de larga duración.De forma genéric...

  10. Avaliação do atrito produzido por braquetes cerâmicos e de aço inoxidável, quando combinados com fios de aço inoxidável Evaluation of friction produced by ceramic and stainless steel brackets, combined with stainless steel wires

    Paulo Eduardo Bággio

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: no presente trabalho, comparou-se o atrito produzido por braquetes cerâmicos policristalinos e de aço inoxidável, quando combinados com fios de aço inoxidável, durante a execução de mecânica de deslize. METODOLOGIA: com essa finalidade desenvolveram-se um simulador e metodologia apropriados. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os coeficientes de atrito verificados na combinação braquete cerâmico/fio de aço inoxidável foram superiores aos da combinação braquete de aço inoxidável/fio de aço inoxidável. Assim sendo, a execução de mecânica de deslize é facilitada quando são utilizados braquetes de aço inoxidável com fios de aço inoxidável.AIM: to compare the friction produced by ceramic and stainless steel brackets, when combinated with stainless steel wire, during the execution of sliding mechanics. METHODS: a simulator and and appropriate methodology were developed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: the combination of ceramic bracket with stainless steel wire produced more friction than the stainless steel bracket combinated to stainless steel wire. In conclusion, the execution of sliding mechanics is facilitated when used stainless steel bracket combinated with stainless steel wire.

  11. Velvet Ants: Hymenoptera: Mutillidae

    Dellinger, Theresa A.; Day, Eric R.

    2012-01-01

    Describes Velvet Ants, their life cycle, habitats, and discusses control if necessary, although they are generally not regarded as pests. Caution is noted in handling velvet ants, since their stings are very painful.

  12. ACO - Ant Colony Optimization

    Žumer, Viljem; Brest, Janez; Pešl, Ivan

    2015-01-01

    Ant colony optimization is a relatively new approach to solving NP-Hard problems. It is based on the behavior of real ants, which always find the shortest path between their nest and a food source. Such behavior can be transferred into the discrcte world, were real ants are replaced by simple agents. Such simple agents are placed into the environment where different combinatorial problems can be solved In this paper we describe an artificial ant colony capable of solving the travelling salesm...

  13. Avaliação do atrito produzido por braquetes cerâmicos e de aço inoxidável, quando combinados com fios de aço inoxidável Evaluation of friction produced by ceramic and stainless steel brackets, combined with stainless steel wires

    Paulo Eduardo Bággio; Carlos de Souza Telles; João Baptista Domiciano

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: no presente trabalho, comparou-se o atrito produzido por braquetes cerâmicos policristalinos e de aço inoxidável, quando combinados com fios de aço inoxidável, durante a execução de mecânica de deslize. METODOLOGIA: com essa finalidade desenvolveram-se um simulador e metodologia apropriados. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os coeficientes de atrito verificados na combinação braquete cerâmico/fio de aço inoxidável foram superiores aos da combinação braquete de aço inoxidável/fio de aço inox...

  14. Comportamiento a fatiga de uniones a solape simple con adhesivo epoxi de acero y acero prepintado

    Bermejo, R.

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The mechanical properties of adhesive joints depend not only on the nature and properties of the adhesives; there are many parameters which influence the behaviour of the adhesive joints. Some of more significant parameters are: the surface conditions of materials, area and thickness of adhesive layer, compatibility of the design, applying sequence, chemical properties of surface and the surface treatments of substrates prior to be bonded. The mechanical resistance of adhesive joints is interrelated to the fracture process depended on cohesion-adhesion mechanism. The aim of this paper is analyse the influence of two different surfaces on the fatigue behaviour of epoxy adhesive joints. The results show that chemical compatibility of adhesive and paint improve adhesion of joints and the mechanical resistance against static and dynamic loads. The fatigue limited has been obtained for joints with both surfaces.

    Las propiedades mecánicas de las uniones adhesivas no solo dependen de la naturaleza y propiedades de los adhesivos; hay muchos otros parámetros que influyen directamente en el comportamiento de las uniones adhesivas. Algunos de los más significativos son: el acabado superficial de los materiales, área y espesor de la capa adhesiva, un diseño adecuado, secuencia de aplicación, propiedades químicas de la superficie y preparación de los sustratos antes de aplicar el adhesivo. La resistencia mecánica de las uniones adhesivas está íntimamente relacionada con el proceso de rotura, directamente dependiente del mecanismo cohesión-adhesión. El objeto de este trabajo es analizar la influencia de dos acabados superficiales diferentes, sobre el comportamiento a fatiga de uniones con adhesivo epoxi. Los resultados muestran que la compatibilidad química entre el adhesivo y la capa prepintada mejora la adhesión de las uniones y la resistencia mecánica frente a cargas estáticas y dinámicas. Se ha obtenido el límite de fatiga para

  15. Ant- and Ant-Colony-Inspired ALife Visual Art.

    Greenfield, Gary; Machado, Penousal

    2015-01-01

    Ant- and ant-colony-inspired ALife art is characterized by the artistic exploration of the emerging collective behavior of computational agents, developed using ants as a metaphor. We present a chronology that documents the emergence and history of such visual art, contextualize ant- and ant-colony-inspired art within generative art practices, and consider how it relates to other ALife art. We survey many of the algorithms that artists have used in this genre, address some of their aims, and explore the relationships between ant- and ant-colony-inspired art and research on ant and ant colony behavior. PMID:26280070

  16. Comportamiento a fractura de dos aceros de ultraalto contenido en carbono

    Fernández-Vicente, A.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Two ultrahigh carbon steels containing 1.3 and 1.5 pet carbon have been tested for their plane-strain (Chevron-notch fracture toughness using Barker tests. The microstructure of these two materials consisted of fine carbides dispersed in a ferrite matrix. Fracture toughness of UHC-1.3 C was twice that of UHC-1.5 C. This result can be readily explained by means of the difference in size of the carbide particles found in each microstructure. The crack growth mechanism consisted of ductile tearing at the notch tip region followed by nucleation of a brittle crack at carbides. Crack propagation in the UHC-1.3 C specimen occurred unstably and smooth crack growth behavior was observed in UHC-1.5 C. The difference in crack growth behavior was attributed to the elastic energy stored in the grips, which was higher for the UHC-1.3 C test than for the UHC-1.5 C test.

    Se ha analizado la tenacidad a la fractura de dos aceros de ultraalto contenido en carbono, UAC, conteniendo 1,3% C y 1,5% C, los cuales poseían una microestructura de carburos esferoidales finos en una matriz de ferrita. Se ha empleado el ensayo Barker para determinar el comportamiento a fractura. La tenacidad obtenida en el acero UAC-1,3 C fue doble que la del acero UAC-1,5 C. Esto se explica a partir del tamaño de los carburos presentes en cada microestructura. El mecanismo de fractura en ambos aceros consiste, inicialmente, en desgarramiento dúctil de la zona de la punta de la entalla seguido de propagación frágil de una grieta nucleada en los carburos. La propagación de la grieta en el acero UAC-1,5 C se produjo de manera estable, mientras que en el acero UAC-1,3 C la grieta se propagó catastróficamente. La diferencia de comportamientos en el crecimiento de la grieta se atribuye a la mayor energía elástica acumulada por la mordaza para el acero UAC-1,3 C que para el acero UAC-1,5 C.

  17. Tratamiento térmico de acero cubano // Thermal treatment of cuban steel

    N. Caballero Stevens; H. Cabrera Araujo

    2001-01-01

    En este trabajo se muestran algunos de los resultados obtenidos durante la investigación de un nuevo acero cubano que sepretende destinar a la fabricación de elementos de corte para máquinas combinadas cortadoras de caña de azúcar,herramientas de mano y otras piezas de gran responsabilidad que requieren elevada dureza para su trabajo. En el trabajo sepresentan los aspectos principales que relacionan la composición química, microestructura y dureza de este acero. Seestablecen experimentalmente...

  18. Estudio de la corrosión del acero embebido en concreto aas sometido a cloruros

    ROBINSON TORRES GÓMEZ; WILLIAM APERADOR; ENRIQUE VERA; RUBY MEJÍA DE GUTIÉRREZ; CÉSAR ORTIZ

    2011-01-01

    Se presenta un estudio sobre el comportamiento frente a la corrosión de barras de acero de refuerzo de un concreto de escoria activado alcalinamente. La escoria de alto horno fue activada mediante el uso de silicato sódico al 5% obteniéndose un material con buenas propiedades cementantes. Las probetas de concreto fueron fabricadas a partir de este cemento, después de mezclar con los agregados fueron reforzadas con barras de acero sismo-resistente ASTM-A706. Las probetas de concreto reforzado ...

  19. Aporte martensíticos en la soldadura de aceros 9%Cr

    Oñoro Lopez, Javier; Portoles García, Antonio; Ibars Almonacil, Jose Ramón

    2012-01-01

    Los aceros 9% en cromo son utilizados en plantas de producción de energía eléctrica debido a su elevada resistencia a la corrosión, buenas propiedades mecánicas y resistencia a la termofluencia. Estos aceros presentan una estructura completamente martensítica. Sin embargo, la realización de uniones soldadas los hace susceptibles a la aparición en la zona fundida de ferrita delta, que reduce sus propiedades de termofluencia y tenacidad. Este trabajo analiza la microestructura del metal de ap...

  20. Estudio del efecto de los elementos microaleantes en un acero HSLA

    Illescas Fernández, Silvia

    2007-01-01

    El presente Proyecto Final de Carera tiene como objeto de estudio un acero HSLA que es aquel que contiene cantidades no superiores a l0.15% de elementos de microaleación(V, Nb,TiyAl).Estos elementos generan un afino de grano y endurecimiento del material por lo que se consiguen elevados límites elásticos sin necesidad de añadir grandes cantidades de elementos aleantes, y por lo tanto sin un elevado coste addicional. Por ejemplo, respecto a un acero estructural, gracias a la pequeña cantidad d...

  1. Desarrollo de nuevos aceros sinterizados de alta resistencia aleados mecánicamente con Nb

    Fuentes Pacheco, María Luz

    2012-01-01

    En aceros estructurales, la reducción del tamaño de grano es el único mecanismo que permite un aumento significativo tanto de la resistencia como de la tenacidad del material. Este criterio ha sido utilizado con éxito en los aceros microaleados, en los que la acción conjunta de tratamientos termomecánicos con la incorporación en la composición de pequeñas cantidades de elementos de microaleación conduce a una microestructura muy fina que proporciona una excelente combinación de propiedades. L...

  2. ESTUDIO DEL DESGASTE EROSIVO POR CAVITACIÓN DE UN ACERO AUSTENÍTICO DE ALTO NITRÓGENO APOYADO EN EL USO DE LA DIFRACCIÓN DE ELECTRONES RETROPROYECTADOS-EBSD ASSESSMENT OF CAVITATION-EROSION WEAR OF A HIGH NITROGEN AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL FROM ELECTRON BACKSCATTERING DIFFRACTION-EBSD

    Dairo Hernán Mesa Grajales

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Muestras de acero inoxidable con estructura austenítica y contenido aproximado de nitrógeno de 0,9% en peso en solución sólida fueron sometidas a ensayos de cavitación vibratoria en agua destilada, con el fin de estudiar la evolución del desgaste erosivo por cavitación (EC a escala del tamaño de grano (mesoescala. Las muestras fueron obtenidas por medio de nitruración gaseosa a alta temperatura (HTGN del acero inoxidable dúplex UNS S31803, las cuales fueron caracterizadas por difracción de electrones retroproyectados (EBSD, a fin de obtener información de la orientación cristalina de los granos en la superficie a ser cavitada. La técnica de microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM, fue usada para acompañar el proceso de desgaste para diferentes tiempos de ensayo. Como resultados de los ensayos de cavitación se determinó la pérdida de masa y se hizo un estudio secuencial de la apariencia superficial de las muestras para determinar los mecanismos de desgaste operantes en cada etapa. Los resultados fueron analizados a la luz de la caracterización cristalográfica previa. Para propósitos de comparación, fue usado el acero austenítico convencional UNS S30403. A partir de los resultados se observó que tanto la nucleación del daño como su evolución se dan de forma heterogénea a escala del tamaño de grano, resultado atribuido a la anisotropía en la deformación plástica. El carácter heterogéneo del daño por cavitación fue atribuido principalmente a las características de los límites de grano y a la microtextura dentro de los granos.Stainless steel samples with 100% austenitic microstructure and alloyed with 0.9 wt-% of nitrogen in solid solution were tested under vibratory cavitation experiments in distilled water to study the cavitation-erosion wear (EC at grain size level (mesoscale. Fully austenitic samples were obtained by high temperature gas nitriding (HTGN a commercially available dúplex stainless steel, UNS

  3. Ant Colony Optimization

    Zahálka, Jaroslav

    2007-01-01

    This diploma thesis deals with Ant Colony algorithms and their usage for solving Travelling Salesman Problems and Vehicle Routing Problems. These algorithms are metaheuristics offering new approach to solving NP-hard problems. Work begins with a description of the forementioned tasks including ways to tackle them. Next chapter analyses Ant Colony metaheuristic and its possible usage and variations. The most important part of the thesis is practical and is represented by application Ant Colony...

  4. Estudio del comportamiento a fluencia de un acero calidad ARMCO evaluado en el estado ferrítico

    Hernández Expósito Ana, Ana

    2015-01-01

    En el presente estudio se evalúa el comportamiento a fluencia en tibio y en caliente de un acero calidad ARMCO, teniendo en cuenta el diferente magnetismo que presenta en función de las condiciones de deformación. En este sentido, pocas investigaciones versan sobre el tratamiento termomecánico en el rango de temperaturas ferríticas en un acero de bajo o ultrabajo carbono; así como su control microestructural comparado con aceros al carbono de alta y baja aleación evaluados en e...

  5. COMPARACION TECNICO-FINANCIERA DEL ACERO ESTRUCTURAL Y EL HORMIGON ARMADO

    MIGUEL DAVID ROJAS LOPEZ

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta un análisis comparativo de las propiedades operativas, estéticas, mecánicas, económicas y financieras de los sistemas constructivos en acero estructural y hormigón armado, con el fin de establecer criterios de escogencia para la construcción en Colombia.

  6. Ant Ballet: Phase I

    Ollie Palmer

    2014-01-01

    The Ant Ballet project aims to create a precisely choreographed movement from a colony of ants through the use of artificial pheromones. This article presents an annotated storyboard of the film that documents the first set of experiments within the project. The full film can be viewed online at href="http://www.antballet.org"www.antballet.org.

  7. Aceros de baja aleación y alto rendimiento

    Campos, M.

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A highly demanding automobile market requires an intensification of the efforts on increasing the performance and reducing costs of sintered steels, in order to stay in such a competitive market. Final properties of sintered parts and their cost depend on two main factors, density and the alloying system. The growing interest for Cr and Mn as alloying elements is due to both price, more suitable than Mo, and the excellent level of properties which are achieved in assintered parts as well as after the heat treatments. In this work, the possible techniques which lead to an enhancement of density are discussed, such as warm and high velocity compaction, or high temperature sintering; moreover it is important to study the synergy between the proposed techniques which may be compatible.

    Las nuevas demandas en el sector del automóvil están haciendo que se intensifiquen los esfuerzos en aumentar las prestaciones y reducir los costes de los aceros sinterizados, para poder mantenerse en este mercado tan competitivo. Las propiedades finales de los componentes sinterizados y su coste dependen de dos factores principales, la densidad y el sistema de aleación. El creciente interés por el cromo y el manganeso como elementos de aleación se debe tanto al precio, más ventajoso que, por ejemplo, el molibdeno, como al nivel excelente de propiedades que se pueden conseguir tanto en estado sinterizado como después de los tratamientos térmicos. En este trabajo, se discuten además las posibles técnicas que conducen a una mejora de la densidad del componente, como la compactación de polvos precalentados, la compactación por propagación de ondas de impacto, o la sinterización a alta temperatura; además, es importante estudiar los efectos sinérgicos entre las técnicas propuestas que sean compatibles.

  8. Sick ants become unsociable

    Bos, Nicky Peter Maria; Lefevre, T.; Jensen, A.B.;

    2012-01-01

    Parasites represent a severe threat to social insects, which form high-density colonies of related individuals, and selection should favour host traits that reduce infection risk. Here, using a carpenter ant (Camponotus aethiops) and a generalist insect pathogenic fungus (Metarhizium brunneum), we...... show that infected ants radically change their behaviour over time to reduce the risk of colony infection. Infected individuals (i) performed less social interactions than their uninfected counterparts, (ii) did not interact with brood anymore and (iii) spent most of their time outside the nest from...... day 3 post-infection until death. Furthermore, infected ants displayed an increased aggressiveness towards non-nestmates. Finally, infected ants did not alter their cuticular chemical profile, suggesting that infected individuals do not signal their physiological status to nestmates. Our results...

  9. The Cocktail ant count

    A better understanding of Cocktail ant populations (Crematogaster) is engendered by the use of 32P labelling to measure the population density of the colonies, once the biology of the species is known

  10. Ant traffic rules.

    Fourcassié, Vincent; Dussutour, Audrey; Deneubourg, Jean-Louis

    2010-07-15

    Many animals take part in flow-like collective movements. In most species, however, the flow is unidirectional. Ants are one of the rare group of organisms in which flow-like movements are predominantly bidirectional. This adds to the difficulty of the task of maintaining a smooth, efficient movement. Yet, ants seem to fare well at this task. Do they really? And if so, how do such simple organisms succeed in maintaining a smooth traffic flow, when even humans experience trouble with this task? How does traffic in ants compare with that in human pedestrians or vehicles? The experimental study of ant traffic is only a few years old but it has already provided interesting insights into traffic organization and regulation in animals, showing in particular that an ant colony as a whole can be considered as a typical self-organized adaptive system. In this review we will show that the study of ant traffic can not only uncover basic principles of behavioral ecology and evolution in social insects but also provide new insights into the study of traffic systems in general. PMID:20581264

  11. Hydrogen sulfide corrosion of weld regions in API X52 steel; Corrosion por acido sulfhidrico de las regiones de soldadura en acero API X52

    Arenas-Martinez, L.F [Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Coahuila (Mexico)]. E-mail: fernando.arenas@uadec.edu.mx; Garcia-Cerecero, G. [Corporacion Mexicana de Investigacion en Materiales S.A. de C.V., Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico)]. E-mail: ggarcia@comimsa.com

    2012-10-15

    The corrosion behavior of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) regions has been studied using potentiodynamic polarization and polarization resistance (LPR) techniques. Experiments were conducted in hydrogen sulfide (H{sub 2}S)-containing brine and in H{sub 2}S-free brine. Welds were made on API 5L X52 steel. Due to differences in their microstructure, chemical composition and residual stress level, weld regions exhibited different responses under H{sub 2}S corrosion. Base metal exhibited the highest corrosion rate (CR) and the most cathodic corrosion potential. [Spanish] Se estudio el comportamiento ante la corrosion de las regiones de soldadura de un cordon realizado por arco metalico con gas (GMAW) sobre un acero grado API X52 mediante las tecnicas de polarizacion potencio dinamica y resistencia a la polarizacion (LPR). Los experimentos se realizaron utilizando salmuera con 300 ppm de acido sulfhidrico (H{sub 2}S) y salmuera libre de H{sub 2}S como electrolitos. Debido a las diferencias en su microestructura, composicion quimica y el nivel de esfuerzos residuales, las regiones de soldadura mostraron diferentes respuestas a la corrosion por H{sub 2}S. El metal base exhibio la velocidad de corrosion (VC) mas alta y el potencial de corrosion mas catodico.

  12. Estimación del Esfuerzo de Fluencia de Soldaduras de Aceros Microaleados

    Edgar López Martínez; Octavio Vázquez Gómez; Bernardo Fabián Campillo Illanes

    2014-01-01

    Se diseñó una red neuronal artificial (RNA) para estimar el esfuerzo de fluencia en función de la composición química y dureza de aceros microaleados de alta resistencia (HSLA) y aceros de alta resistencia (HSS). La información necesaria para la RNA se obtuvo mediante la búsqueda en la literatura para construir una base de datos. El diseñó de la RNA fue del tipo perceptón multicapa con una regla de aprendizaje de propagación hacia atrás y función de transferencia sigmoidal, variando el número...

  13. ESTUDIO DE LA CORROSIÓN DEL ACERO EMBEBIDO EN CONCRETO AAS SOMETIDO A CLORUROS

    ROBINSON TORRES GÓMEZ

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio sobre el comportamiento frente a la corrosión de barras de acero de refuerzo de un concreto de escoria activado alcalinamente. La escoria de alto horno fue activada mediante el uso de silicato sódico al 5% obteniéndose un material con buenas propiedades cementantes. Las probetas de concreto fueron fabricadas a partir de este cemento, después de mezclar con los agregados fueron reforzadas con barras de acero sismoresistente ASTMA706. Las probetas de concreto reforzado estuvieron sometidas en ambientes contaminados con iones cloruro para simular condiciones marinas. La evaluación electroquímica se realizo aplicando las técnicas de resistencia a la polarización lineal (LPR y espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica (EIS. Se logra determinar el comportamiento de la capa pasiva del acero y electroquímico del metal cuando está inmerso en estos materiales cerámicos novedosos.

  14. Influencia sobre los tratamientos térmicos del contenido de aluminio de aceros no aleados

    Carreras, L.

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of this article is to determine the optimal level of aluminum content in plain steels to have the optimal mechanical properties by means of surface heat treatments. Various plain steels with different aluminium content have been studied. The importance of treatment temperature is analyzed. The influence of other factors, like nitrogen content or the homogenous distribution of particles, is evaluated. It is concluded that the aluminum composition of plain steels that are subjected to heat treatments should not exceed 0.02 %.

    El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar el intervalo óptimo de contenidos de aluminio en aceros no aleados para los que se consiguen las propiedades mecánicas óptimas mediante tratamientos térmicos de superficie. Se estudian diferentes coladas de acero en las que varía el contenido de aluminio y las temperaturas de tratamiento. Se evalúa la importancia de otros factores tales como el contenido de nitrógeno y la homogeneidad en la distribución de partículas endurecedoras. Se llega a la conclusión de que los aceros no aleados destinados a tratamientos térmicos no deben tener un contenido de aluminio superior al 0,02 %.

  15. Alate susceptibility in ants.

    Ho, Eddie K H; Frederickson, Megan E

    2014-11-01

    Pathogens are predicted to pose a particular threat to eusocial insects because infections can spread rapidly in colonies with high densities of closely related individuals. In ants, there are two major castes: workers and reproductives. Sterile workers receive no direct benefit from investing in immunity, but can gain indirect fitness benefits if their immunity aids the survival of their fertile siblings. Virgin reproductives (alates), on the other hand, may be able to increase their investment in reproduction, rather than in immunity, because of the protection they receive from workers. Thus, we expect colonies to have highly immune workers, but relatively more susceptible alates. We examined the survival of workers, gynes, and males of nine ant species collected in Peru and Canada when exposed to the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana. For the seven species in which treatment with B. bassiana increased ant mortality relative to controls, we found workers were significantly less susceptible compared with both alate sexes. Female and male alates did not differ significantly in their immunocompetence. Our results suggest that, as with other nonreproductive tasks in ant colonies like foraging and nest maintenance, workers have primary responsibility for colony immunity, allowing alates to specialize on reproduction. We highlight the importance of colony-level selection on individual immunity in ants and other eusocial organisms. PMID:25540683

  16. Utilization of Anting-Anting (Acalypha indica) Leaves as Antibacterial

    Batubara, Irmanida; Wahyuni, Wulan Tri; Firdaus, Imam

    2016-01-01

    Anting-anting (Acalypha indica) plants is a species of plant having catkin type of inflorescence. This research aims to utilize anting-anting as antibacterial toward Streptococcus mutans and degradation of biofilm on teeth. Anting-anting leaves were extracted by maceration technique using methanol, chloroform, and n-hexane. Antibacterial and biofilm degradation assays were performed using microdilution technique with 96 well. n-Hexane extracts of anting-anting leaves gave the best antibacterial potency with minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration value of 500 μg/mL and exhibited good biofilm degradation activity. Fraction of F3 obtained from fractionation of n-hexane's extract with column chromatography was a potential for degradation of biofilm with IC50 value of 56.82 μg/mL. Alkaloid was suggested as antibacterial and degradation of biofilm in the active fraction.

  17. Diseño de nuevos aceros bainíticos.

    Caballero, F. G.

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Mixed microstructures consisting of fine plates of upper bainitic ferrite separated by thin films of stable retained austenite have seen many applications in recent years because of their impressive combination of strength and toughness. There may also be some martensite present in the microstructure, but its formation can be controlled increasing the stability of the retained austenite. On the other hand, carbides are avoided by the judicious use of silicon as an alloying element. The aim of the present work was to see how far these concepts can be extended in order to achieve the highest ever combination of strength and toughness in bulk-samples subjected to continuous cooling transformation. Three alloys were proposed and manufactured, and the results of metallographic characterisation and mechanical tests have shown that the designed steels have the highest ever combination of strength and toughness for bainitic microstructures, matching even the maraging steels which are at least thirty times more expensive. The experimental results confirm the alloy design procedures.

    En los últimos años se han diseñado aceros con microestmcturas formadas por placas de ferrita bainítica superior y finas regiones de austenita retenida que, por su excelente combinación de propiedades de resistencia y tenacidad, han sido empleados para numerosas aplicaciones. Aunque en estas microestructuras puede haber algo de martensita, su formación puede controlarse aumentando la estabilidad de la austenita retenida. Por otra parte, la presencia de carburos en la bainita, causa de importantes disminuciones de tenacidad en los aceros bainíticos convencionales, se evita gracias al uso del silicio como elemento de aleación. El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar la posibilidad de optimizar la citada combinación de propiedades, generalmente antagónicas, en muestras masivas para aplicación industrial sujetas a transformaciones por enfriamiento continuo. Para

  18. The Ants Go Marching Millions by Millions: Invasive Ant Research

    Invasive ants are a worldwide problem that is expanding both geographically and in intensity. Population explosions of invasive ants can overrun landscapes and inundate structures. Pest management professionals are often the first responders to complaints about invading ants. This session will fo...

  19. Ductilidad en caliente y mecanismos de fractura de un acero de construcción

    Calvo, J.

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available The hot ductility of a structural steel produced from scrap recycling has been studied to determine the origin of the transverse cracks in the corners that appeared in some billets. Samples extracted both from a billet with transverse cracks and from a billet with no external damage were tested. To evaluate the influence of residual elements and inclusions, the steel was compared to another one impurity free. Reduction in area of the samples tensile tested to the fracture was taken as a measure of the hot ductility The tests were carried out at temperatures ranging from 1000ºC to 650ºC and at a strain rate of 1·10- 3 s-1. The fracture surfaces of the tested samples were observed by scanning electron microscopy in order to determine the embrittling mechanisms that could be acting. The steel with residuals and impurities exhibited lower ductility values for a wider temperature range than the clean steel. The embrittling mechanisms also changed as compared to the impurity free steel.

    Se evaluó la ductilidad en caliente de un acero de construcción procedente del reciclaje de chatarra con el fin de determinar el origen de las grietas transversales que aparecen en las esquinas de algunas palanquillas. Para ello, se extrajeron probetas de dos palanquillas de una misma calidad de acero. Una de las palanquillas había presentado agrietamiento transversal al ser colada y, la otra, no. Para conocer la influencia de los elementos residuales e inclusiones en la ductilidad en caliente, otro acero, con la misma composición pero sin impurezas, se fabricó en laboratorio y fue sometido al mismo análisis que los aceros comerciales. La ductilidad en caliente se midió como la reducción del área de las probetas ensayadas a tracción hasta la rotura. Las condiciones a las que se realizaron los ensayos fueron temperaturas de 1.000 a 650 ºC y a una velocidad de deformación de 1·10-3 s-1. Las superficies de fractura de las probetas ensayadas se

  20. Efecto de la Nitruración a Plasma en el Endurecimiento por Precipitación del Acero 15-5 PH Plasma Nitriding Effect on Precipitation Hardening of 15-5 PH Steel

    A. Moreno

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Acero inoxidable endurecible por precipitación, 15-5 PH, fue sometido a un ciclo térmico de tratamiento combinando el envejecimiento y la nitruración por plasma en un mismo ciclo. Se aplicaron diversos ciclos térmicos cuyo principal objetivo fue verificar la evolución de la dureza del núcleo del material y de la superficie conforme la condición de tratamiento. En todos los ciclos térmicos ocurrió el endurecimiento del núcleo por precipitación y de la superficie por la formación de una capa nitrurada. La variable tiempo fue mantenida en 2 horas y la atmósfera utilizada fue 25% de Nitrógeno, 75% Hidrógeno. La dureza superficial y del núcleo fueron evaluadas a través de ensayos Vickers HV 10. El perfil de dureza de la capa nitrurada fue evaluado a través de ensayos de microdureza Vickers con carga 50g. Se concluyó en este trabajo que el tratamiento de endurecimiento por precipitación y el endurecimiento superficial por nitruración a plasma pueden ser realizados de forma conjunta.Stainless steel precipitation hardening was evaluated by the thermal treatment for precipitation combined with plasma nitriting surface hardening treatment of 15-5 PH steel. Several thermal treatments were applied to study the core and surface hardness evolution during the treatment process. The core hardness was improved by the precipitation and the surface as well as by the nitrided layer for all the conditions used. For all the samples the same time (2 hours was used and the same nitriding gas mixture (25% Nitrogen and 75% Hydrogen was employed. Metalographic analysis, Vickers HV10, and microVickers test 50g were used to study the behavior of the steel. The results show that the precipitation hardening and plasma nitriding can be done using the same cycle to improve core and surface hardening.

  1. Ant Colony Optimization for Control

    Van Ast, J.M.

    2010-01-01

    The very basis of this thesis is the collective behavior of ants in colonies. Ants are an excellent example of how rather simple behavior on a local level can lead to complex behavior on a global level that is beneficial for the individuals. The key in the self-organization of ants is communication

  2. Diagrama de Recristalización-Precipitación-Tiempo-Temperatura (RPTT de un acero microaleado al vanadio

    Quispe, A. B.

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available A method developed in the CENIM is described which allows to study the interaction recrystallization-induced precipitation by the deformation of vanadium microalloyed steel. By means of torsión test and applying the back extrapolation method, has been determined the recristallized fraction to diferent temperatures. When the precipitation begins, the recristallized fraction is separated of the Avrami's equation and this allows to know the instant the precipitation begins (Ps and the instant the precipitation finishes (Pf. Thereby can be traced the Recrystallization- Precipitation-Time-Temperature (PTT diagrams, which graphically show the interaction Recrystallization-Precipitation and simultaneously allows the determination of the static recrystallization critical temperature (SCRT. The mentioned temperature represents the limit between the two phases, before and after of the precipitation.

    Se describe un método desarrollado en el CENIM, que permite estudiar la interacción de la recristalización- precipitación inducida por deformación de un acero microaleado al vanadio. Mediante ensayos de torsión, y aplicando el método back extrapolation, se ha determinado la fracción recristalizada a diferentes temperaturas. Cuando la precipitación comienza, la fracción recristalizada se desvía de la ecuación de Avrami y esto permite conocer el instante en que la precipitación comienza (Ps y el instante en que termina (Pf. De este modo, se pueden trazar los diagramas Recristalización- Precipitación- Tiempo-Temperatura (RPTT, que muestran gráficamente la interacción Recristalización-Precipitación y que simultáneamente permiten la determinación de la temperatura crítica de recristalización estática (SCRT. Dicha temperatura crítica representa el límite entre las dos fases, antes y después de la precipitación.

  3. Estudio sobre la influencia del cromo en la velocidad de corrosión de los aceros patinables

    Castañeda Ospina, Ekaterina

    2009-01-01

    El principal interés de este trabajo consiste en estudiar el efecto del cromo en la velocidad de corrosión, morfología y productos de corrosión de aceros de baja aleación. Para tal efecto, se utilizaron aceros con dos contenidos de cromo (0.5% y 1%) y se compararon las características anteriores con las de aceros aleados con cobre (1%) y níquel (1%). Se construyó y se puso en marcha el sistema de corrosión acelerada de inmersión-emersión del tipo Cebelcor, el cual fue utilizado para exponer...

  4. Comportamiento del acero de baja aleación SA-508 y del acero al carbono A-410b en las condiciones de operación y parada del circuito primario de los reactores de agua ligera tipo PWR

    García-Redondo, María del Sol; Castaño-Marín, María Luisa; Gómez-Briceño, Dolores

    2000-01-01

    The corrosion rate of low alloy steel SA-508 and carbon steel A-410b in simulated operation and shutdown conditions of pressurized water reactor has been determined. Moreover potentiodynamic polarization curves and galvanic effect through coupling of AISI-304 have been carried out under shutdown simulated condition.

    En este trabajo se ha determinado la cinética de corrosión del acero de baja aleación SA-508 y del acero al carbono A-410b en condiciones que simulan la operaci...

  5. ANT i arbejdslivsforskningen

    2012-01-01

    for Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv at stille skarpt på, hvorledes teknologi kan forstås og udforskes, og her står nyere teoridannelser som STS (Science- and Technology Studies) og ANT (Actor-Network Theory) centralt. Dette temanummer af tidsskriftet har derfor disse teorier og deres anvendelse i studier af...

  6. Tiny, Powerful, Awesome Ants!

    Tate, Kathleen

    2007-01-01

    Peering through a thematic science lens--elementary students embarked on a one-week study of ants during a month-long summer school program. This integrated unit addressed reading and writing skills while developing the science-process skills of observation, inferring, and communicating in a motivating and authentic way. Pre- and post-assessments…

  7. Simulación numérica del hormigón reforzado con fibras de acero

    Pros Parés, Alba; Díez, Pedro; Molins i Borrell, Climent

    2011-01-01

    El Hormigón Reforzado con Fibras de Acero (HRFA) es una técnica que consiste en añadir fibras de acero en el hormigón. La forma, las dimensiones, la esbeltez, la orientación y la distribución de las fibras caracterizan el comportamiento del material. Para caracterizar y estudiar el HRFA, se han empleado distintos ensayos: de tracción directa e indirecta y de flexotracción. En esta ponencia se presenta un modelo simplificado para simular el acoplamiento fibra-hormigón mediante el cual es posib...

  8. T.I.G. Welding of stainless steel. Numerical modelling for temperatures calculation in the Haz; Soldadura T.I.G. de acero inoxidable. Modelo numerico para el calculo de temperaturas en la ZAT

    Martinez-Conesa, E. J.; Estrems-Amestoy, M.; Miguel-Eguia, V.; Garrido-Hernandez, A.; Guillen-Martinez, J. A.

    2010-07-01

    In this work, a numerical method for calculating the temperature field into the heat affected zone for butt welded joints is presented. The method has been developed for sheet welding and takes into account a bidimensional heat flow. It has built a computer program by MS-Excel books and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The model has been applied to the TIG process of AISI 304 stainless steel 2mm thickness sheet. The welding process has been considered without input materials. The numerical method may be used to help the designers to predict the temperature distribution in welded joints. (Author) 12 refs.

  9. Crack propagation in stainless steel AISI 304L in Hydrogen Chemistry conditions (HWC); Propagacion de Grietas en Acero Inoxidable AISI 304L en Condiciones de Quimica de Hidrogeno (HWC)

    Diaz S, A.; Fuentes C, P.; Merino C, F. [ININ, Carretera Mexico -Toluca s/n, La Marquesa, Ocoyoacac, Mexico (Mexico); Castano M, V. [Instituto de Fisica Aplicada, UNAM, Km 15.5 Carretera Queretaro-San Luis Potosi, Juriquilla, Queretaro (Mexico)]. e-mail: ads@nuclear.inin.mx

    2006-07-01

    Velocities of crack growth in samples type CT pre cracking of stainless steel AISI 304l solder and sensitized thermally its were obtained by the Rising Displacement method or of growing displacement. It was used a recirculation circuit that simulates the operation conditions of a BWR type reactor (temperature of 280 C and a pressure of 8 MPa) with the chemistry modified by the addition of hydrogen with and without the addition of impurities of a powerful oxidizer like the Cu{sup +} ion. In each essay stayed a displacement velocity was constant of 1x10{sup -9} m/s, making a continuous pursuit of the advance of the crack by the electric potential drop technique. Contrary to the idea of mitigation of the crack propagation velocity by effect of the addition of the hydrogen in the system, the values of the growth velocities obtained by this methodology went similar to the opposing ones under normal operation conditions. To the finish of the rehearsal one carries out the fractographic analysis of the propagation surfaces, which showed cracks growth in trans and intergranular way, evidencing the complexity of the regulator mechanisms of the IGSCC like in mitigation conditions as the alternative Hydrogen Chemistry. (Author)

  10. Microbiologically influenced corrosion evaluation on brass (UNS C68700, UNS C443) and AISI 316 stainless steel; Estudio de la influencia microbiologica en la corrosion de latones (UNS C68700, UNS C443) y acero inoxidable AISI 316

    Ohanian, M.; Diaz, V.; Corengia, M.; Russi, P.; Pianzzola, M. J.; Menes, R. J.

    2014-10-01

    Microorganisms may play an important role in the corrosion process and generate conditions which affect the rate and/or the mechanism of deterioration. They become visible by the formation of bio films: clusters of microorganisms and extracellular polymers. These bio films affect not only the durability of the material, but also reduce the heat transfer. The present work studied the growth of aerobic and anaerobic heterotrophic microorganisms and sulfate reducing bacteria on aluminum brass (Uns C.a.), admiralty brass (Uns C.a.) and stainless steel Asi 316 in exposure experiments held in the Bay of Montevideo (Uruguay). The influence of the biofilm growth on the corrosion behavior was studied by electrochemical techniques: polarization curves and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (Ei). The selection of the most suitable material for the exposure conditions is discussed and hypotheses of the corrosion mechanism are presented. Although stainless steel Asi 316 presented the lowest corrosion rate it showed localized deterioration. (Author)

  11. Simulación del efecto de la irradiación mediante el trabajado en frío y los tratamientos térmicos en dos aceros inoxidables austeníticos

    de Diego, G.; Castaño, M. L.; Hernández, M

    1998-01-01

    In the present study, annealed type 304 SS was cold worked and heat treated to simúlate irradiation hardening, ductility loss and grain boundary segregation. Constant Extension Rate Tensile (CERT) tests were conducted to reproduce Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking (IASCC) in BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) environment.

    En este trabajo se simulan los efectos que produce la irradiación, pérdida de ductilidad y segregación de impurezas en borde de grano, mediante trab...

  12. Caracterizaci\\'on de austenita expandida generada por cementaci\\'on i\\'onica de aceros inoxidables. Estudio de la estabilidad frente a la irradiaci\\'on con haces de iones ligeros energ\\'eticos

    Molleja, Javier García

    2014-01-01

    This thesis was focused on the surface modification with plasma discharge. Austenitic AISI 316L stainless steel sample was carburised under different experimental conditions and mechanical properties have been studied (thickness, lattice parameter, elemental composition, hardness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance). After that, steel substrates have been nitrided or carburised in order to analyse their stability under ion bombardment using a plasma focus device. Helium and deuterium were the gases used in 0, 1, 5, and 10 discharges. Optical and X-ray characterisations were used. Finally, using magnetron sputtering nitrided/carburised samples were coated with an AlN thin film in order to study their stability under long treatments at high temperatures.

  13. Propagation of crevices in stainless steel AISI304L in conditions of hydrogen chemistry (HWC); Propagacion de grietas en acero inoxidable AISI304L en condiciones de quimica de hidrogeno (HWC)

    Diaz S, A.; Fuentes C, P.; Merino C, F. [ININ, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Castano M, V. [IFA-UNAM, Juriquilla, Queretaro (Mexico)]. e-mail: ads@nuclear.inin.mx

    2006-07-01

    Crevice growth velocities in samples of AISI 304L stainless steel thermally welded and sensitized were obtained by the Rising displacement method or of growing displacement. It was used a recirculation circuit in where the operation conditions of a BWR type reactor were simulated (temperature of 288 C and a pressure of 8 MPa) with the chemistry modified by the addition of hydrogen with and without the addition of impurities of a powerful oxidizer like the Cu{sup ++} ion. CT pre cracked specimens were used and each rehearsal stayed to one constant displacement velocity of 1 x 10{sup -9} m/s (3.6 {mu}m/hr), making a continuous pursuit of the advance of the crack by the electric potential drop technique. To the end of the rehearsal it was carried out the fractographic analysis of the propagation surfaces. The values of the growth velocities obtained by this methodology went similar to the opposing ones under normal conditions of operation; while the fractographic analysis show the cracks propagation in trans and intergranular ways, evidencing the complexity of the regulator mechanisms of the one IGSCC even under controlled ambient conditions or with mitigation methodologies like the alternative hydrogen chemistry. (Author)

  14. Aplicación del ensayo miniatura de embutido para la evaluación de la tenacidad a temperaturas criogénicas de aceros inoxidables austeníticos envejecidos isotérmicamente

    Saucedo-Muñoz, M. L.; Komazaki, S. I.; T. Hashida; Shoji, T; López-Hirata, V. M.

    2003-01-01

    Two types of austenitic stainless steels JJl and JNl were isothermally aged at temperatures from 873 to 1173 K for 10 to 1000 min in order to study the microstructural evolution and its effect on fracture toughness at cryogenic temperatures. The Charpy V-Notch (CVN) and Small-Punch (SP)Testing methods were conducted at 77 K to evaluate the toughness of both solution treated and aged specimens. The fracture energy at 77 K determined for both methods showed a significant decrease with aging tim...

  15. Effect of biofilm in the corrosion of austenitic stainless steels in wastewater treatment plants; Efecto de la biopelicula en la corrosion de aceros inoxidables austeniticos en estaciones depuradoras de aguas residuales

    Bethencourt, M.; Garcia de Lomas, J.; Corzo, A.; Villahermosa, D.; Matres, V.

    2010-07-01

    In this work, the influence of the biofilm in the corrosion process of different alloys of stainless steel was studied in two sampling points in a wastewater treatment plant during 4 years. The physicochemical microenvironment within the biofilm was characterized through O{sub 2}, H{sub 2}S and pH microelectrodes. Corrosion rates were quantified from the number, diameter and depth of pits. The results show a remarkable development of the biofilm and a significantly greater number of pits in the grit removal channel than in the sludge recirculation channel. Based on the characteristics of the water phase and microelectrode measurements, our results suggest that biofilm induced corrosion throughout 3 mechanisms: creation of differential aeration cells, areas with different pH and areas having high sulphide production which may react with metal ions. (Author) 54 refs.

  16. Ensayos de rozamiento plano sobre aceros inoxidables austeníticos con diferente acabado superficial. Determinación de las condiciones de adhesión en el rozamiento

    Coello, J.; Miguel, V.; Ferrer, C; Calatayud, A.; Martínez, A

    2008-01-01

    The main purpose of this work is to evaluate the tribological behaviour of austenic stainless steels AISI 304 with bright annealed surface finishing (BA) (ASTM a 240); AISI 304 DDQ and AISI 316 with bright surface finishing (B). The assays have been carried out in flat faced dies system with mineral oil of 200 cts viscosity, S2Mo grease and in dry conditions.. The relationship between friction coefficient and pressure and velocity has been established for the mineral oi...

  17. Microstructure influence on fatigue behaviour of austenitic stainless steels with high molybdenum content; Influencia de la microestructura en el comportamiento a fatiga de aceros inoxidables austeniticos con alto contenido en molibdeno

    Onoro, J.; Gamboa, R.; Ranninger, C.

    2006-07-01

    Austenitic stainless steels with molybdenum present high mechanical properties and corrosion resistance to aggressive environments. These steels have been used to tank and vessel components for high liquids as phosphoric, nitric and sulphuric acids. These materials with low carbon and nitrogen addition have been proposed candidates as structural materials for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER) in-vessel components. Molybdenum addition in austenitic stainless steel improves mechanical and corrosion properties, but with it can produce the presence of nitrogen microstructure modifications by presence or precipitation of second phases. This paper summarises the fatigue and corrosion fatigue behaviour of two 317LN stainless steels with different microstructure. Fully austenitic steel microstructure show better fatigue, corrosion fatigue resistance and better ductility than austenitic steel with delta ferrite microstructure, mainly at low stresses. (Author)

  18. Desarrollo de un modelo matemático de diferencias finitas para el análisis del campo de temperaturas en la soldadura por arco de chapas finas de acero inoxidable

    Miguel, V.; Estrems, M.; Martínez-Conesa, E. J.

    2010-01-01

    This work develops a finite difference method to evaluate the temperature field in the heat affected zone in butt welding applied to AISI 304 stainless steel thin sheet by GTAWprocess. A computer program has been developed and implemented by Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in MS-Excel spreadsheet. The results that are obtained using the numerical application foresee the thermal behaviour of arc welding processes. An experimental methodology has been developed to validate the mathematical ...

  19. Welding of stainless and nickel based materials in the chemical industry. Consumables and procedures. Soldadura de aceros inoxidables y de materiales de base niquel en la industria quimica. Consumibles y procedimientos

    Stromberg, J.; Budgifvars, S. (The ESA Grouo, Geoteborg (Sweden))

    1994-01-01

    In the chemical and petrochemical process industry a large range of various stainless and nickel based materials are used to meet high demands on corrosion resistance for optimum service performance. These materials include standard stainless steels, duplex and super duplex steels, super austenitic steels and nickel based alloys. Many components are being welded in the construction stage or may later on have to be repaired by welding. The design of components also often calls for joining or cladding of dissimilar materials to optimize the use of the material properties and for economical reasons to reduce the amount of expensive materials. Consumables and procedures have been developed to give weld metals to match the corrosion and strength requirements of the materials. There is a wide selection of MM electrodes with different coatings available and new types of stainless flux cored wires are being introduced. Especially for cladding of large surfaces the submerged arc strip cladding process offer high productivity solutions. (Author) 6 ref.

  20. Characterization of stainless steel through Scanning Electron Microscopy, nitrided in the process of implantation of immersed ions in plasma; Caracterizacion de acero inoxidable mediante Microscopia Electronica de Barrido nitrurado en el proceso de implantacion de iones inmersos en plasmas

    Moreno S, H

    2003-07-01

    The present project carries out the investigation of the nitridation of the austenitic stainless steel schedule 304, applying the novel technology of installation of nitrogen ions in immersed materials in plasma (Plll), by means of which they modify those properties of the surface of the steel. The obtained results by means of tests of Vickers microhardness, shows that the hardness was increment from 266 to 740 HV (microhardness units). It was determined by means of scanning electron microscopy, the one semiquantitative chemical analysis of the elements that constitute the austenitic stainless steel schedule 304; the obtained results, show to the nitrogen like an element of their composition in the pieces where carried out to end the PIII technology. The parameters of the plasma with which carried out the technology Plll, were monitored and determined by means of electric probes, and with which it was determined that the density of particles is stable in the interval of 1x10{sup -1} at 3x10{sup -1}Torr, and it is where better results of hardness were obtained. That reported in this work, they are the first results obtained when applying the technology Plll in Mexico, and with base in these, it is even necessary to investigate and to deepen until to dominate the process and to be in possibilities of proposing it to be carried out and exploited in an industrial way. (Author)

  1. Estudio de corrosión bajo tensión en los aceros inoxidables 17-4PH y 17-7PH en presencia de NaCl y NaOH (20 %) a 90 °C

    Gaona-Tiburcio, Citlalli; Almeraya-Calderón, Facundo; Martínez-Villafañe, Alberto

    2000-01-01

    One of the problems that affects to the electric industry is the not programmed stoppages in the power plants, due to the failure of any main component: boiler, turbine and generator. In the turbine, the combined action of a corrosive agent (humid polluted vapor) and a mechanical effort generally will result in Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC). In this work the SCC susceptibility of the precipitation hardening stainless steels 17-4PH and 17- 7PH, thoroughly used in steam turbine blades of powe...

  2. Diseño, construcción y aplicación de un sistema de electrodepósito químico: películas de quitosan sobre acero inoxidable

    C. Mendoza-Barrera; L. A. Bahena-Navarro; M. A. Meléndez-Lira; C. Velasquillo

    2006-01-01

    La electrodeposición química es una técnica de crecimiento barata que presenta diversas ventajas entre ellas podemos mencionar: amplia disponibilidad de precursores que permiten controlar el pH y concentración del electrolito fácilmente, el control de espesores en las películas, uniformidad, razón de depósito y procesos isotérmicos, entre otros. En el presente trabajo reportamos el diseño, construcción y aplicación de un sistema de electrodepósito químico. El desempeño del sistema es...

  3. Desarrollo y caracterización de recubrimientos MCrAlY obtenidos mediante técnicas láser para aplicaciones de barrera térmica en aceros inoxidables

    PEREIRA FALCON, JUAN CARLOS

    2015-01-01

    [EN] The coaxial laser cladding process is an excellent tool to obtain quality coatings, achieving complete melting and deposition of alloys with high melting point on complex 3D surfaces. In this work we have studied the coaxial laser cladding parameters for MCrAlY coatings (where M = Ni, Co, Fe or combinations of these), commonly used as bond coats in thermal barrier systems, among them: NiCoCrAlYTa, NiCoCrAlY, NiCrAlY and CoNiCrAlY; selecting the laser parameters that allow to obtain over...

  4. Ionic implantation by plasma in titanium and stainless steels used in prosthesis and medical instruments; Implantacion ionica por plasma en titanio y aceros inoxidables usados en protesis e instrumental medico

    Munoz C, A. E. [ININ, 52750 La Marquesa, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2008-07-01

    A study of a process known as plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII) of nitrogen at low voltages (< 4 kV) into three kind of samples: 1) austenitic stainless AISI 316-L steel plates, 2) ferritic stainless AISI 434 steel-based dentistry drills and 3) commercially pure titanium (CPTi) disks. On the case of CPTi the study was conducted in nitrogen- oxygen calibrated mixtures: 90% N-10% O, 80% N-20% O, 70% N-30% O and in 99.5% pure oxygen and 99.9% pure nitrogen. The PIII process was carried out by using a direct current plasma source controlled both in voltage and current, a negative voltage pulse modulator, a stainless AISI 304 steel vacuum chamber and a rod of the same material, horizontally located in the upper region of the chamber, which plays the role of anode in the plasma discharge. The purpose of the nitriding is forming a relatively thick layer on the surface of the steel specimens in order to enhance their both microhardness and general corrosion performances, desirable in medical applications. This layer contains interstitial nitrogen atoms ({approx}24% at.) which gives place to a deformed lattice (expanded phase) of the steel. Vickers microhardness and potentiodynamic tests (the latter in agreement to the norm ASTM G-61-89) confirm an increase of microhardness up to three times and a decrease of general corrosion rate in one order of magnitude. The nitriding of de dentistry drills is aimed at inhibiting the pitting corrosion produced by the asepsis process which results in pit nucleations, their propagation and consequent fractures when being under cyclic stress (fatigue). Scanning electron microscope micrographs reveal the risks involved in surpassing the critical treatment simple temperature of 450 C as the PIII process itself induces pitting. On its part, cyclic (ASTM G-61) potentiodynamic tests indicate an excellent pitting corrosion resistance of the samples treated under 450 C. In turn, the treatment of CPTi was meant to develop oxidized and/or nitrided replacement layers of high biocompatibility in the form of rutile phase titanium oxide, which favours the bony-integration, along with enhanced wear resistance layers of improved microhardness. The superficial treatments of titanium largely succeed in these purposes both as for microhardness and for most parameters of the biological environment corrosion (simulated in a Hanks solution), surpassing the performance of conventional prosthetic metals, as reported in the current literature, including the Co-Cr-Mo alloy as to its wear resistance. (Author)

  5. Characterization of welding of AISI 304l stainless steel similar to the core encircling of a BWR reactor; Caracterizacion de soldaduras de acero inoxidable AISI 304L similares a las de la envolvente del nucleo de un reactor BWR

    Gachuz M, M.E.; Palacios P, F.; Robles P, E.F. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2003-07-01

    Plates of austenitic stainless steel AISI 304l of 0.0381 m thickness were welded by means of the SMAW process according to that recommended in the Section 9 of the ASME Code, so that it was reproduced the welding process used to assemble the encircling of the core of a BWR/5 reactor similar to that of the Laguna Verde Nucleo electric plant, there being generated the necessary documentation for the qualification of the one welding procedure and of the welder. They were characterized so much the one base metal, as the welding cord by means of metallographic techniques, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, mechanical essays and fracture mechanics. From the obtained results it highlights the presence of an area affected by the heat of up to 1.5 mm of wide and a value of fracture tenacity (J{sub IC}) to ambient temperature for the base metal of 528 KJ/m{sup 2}, which is diminished by the presence of the welding and by the increment in the temperature of the one essay. Also it was carried out an fractographic analysis of the fracture zone generated by the tenacity essays, what evidence a ductile fracture. The experimental values of resistance and tenacity are important for the study of the structural integrity of the encircling one of the core. (Author)

  6. Applications of the essay at slow deformation velocity in pipes of stainless steel AISI-304; Aplicaciones del ensayo a velocidad de deformacion lenta en tuberias de acero inoxidable AISI-304

    Zamora R, L.; Mora R, T. De la [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2004-07-01

    Nowadays is carried out research related with the degradation mechanisms of structures, systems and/or components in the nuclear power plants, since many of the involved processes are those responsible for the dependability of these, of the integrity of the components and of the aspects of safety. The purpose of this work, was to determine the grade of susceptibility to the corrosion of a pipe of Austenitic stainless steel AISI 304, in a solution of Na CI (3.5%) to the temperatures of 60 and 90 C, in two different thermal treatments - 1. - Sensitive 650 C by 4 hours and cooled in water. 2. Solubilized to 1050 C by 1 hour and cooled in water.

  7. Recubrimientos de aluminio-silicio sobre acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 304 Y 317 por deposición química de vapor en lecho fluidizado

    José Luddey Marulanda Arevalo

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Aluminum-silicon coatings were deposited onto stainless steels AISI 304 and AISI 317. The deposition was performed at 540°C with a ratio of active gases HCl/H2 of 1/15.3; argon was used as a carrier gas. The bed of the FBR-CVD process consisted of 2.5 g aluminum powder, 7.5 g silicon powder and 90 g alumina. After the coatings were deposited, each sample was given a heat treatment to improve its mechanical properties and oxidation behavior by diffusing the alloying elements. Thermodynamic simulation was performed with Thermo-Calc software to investigate the composition of the deposited material. The coated and uncoated specimens were exposed to temperatures of 750ºC in an atmosphere where the vapor was transported to the samples using a flow of N2 of 40 ml/min and 100% water vapor (H2O. The coated specimens gained little weight during the thousand hours of exposure and will thus guard against a corrosive attack compared to the uncoated substrates. In addition, the coated stainless steels show an oxidation rate with a logarithmic trend while the uncoated steel oxidation rate showed a linear trend.

  8. Avaliação do coeficiente de atrito de braquetes metálicos e estéticos com fios de aço inoxidável e beta-titânio Evaluation of the friction coefficient of metal and esthetic brackets with stainless steel and beta-titanium wires

    Cristine Pritsch Braga

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Um fator importante que define a eficácia dos aparelhos ortodônticos fixos é o atrito existente entre as superfícies de fios e braquetes. Assim, este estudo teve como objetivo investigar o coeficiente de atrito estático entre fios de aço inoxidável e beta-titânio (TP Orthodontics e braquetes de aço inoxidável (Dynalock® - Unitek, braquetes estéticos com slot de aço inoxidável (Clarity® - Unitek e estéticos convencionais (Allure® - GAC. Para tanto, construiu-se um equipamento no Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica e Mecatrônica da PUCRS. Antes de serem iniciados os testes, foi quantificado o erro de método e constatou-se que não houve interferência significante (p>0,05 do fator operador nas medições. Então, pôde-se calcular o valor do coeficiente de atrito, obtido pela divisão da força de atrito pela carga normal. O método estatístico utilizado neste estudo foi Análise de Variância (ANOVA e teste de Comparações Múltiplas (Tukey. Constatou-se que: 1 a combinação com menor coeficiente de atrito foi composta pelo fio de aço inoxidável e braquete Dynalock® e a que apresentou maior coeficiente foi a do braquete Allure® com o fio de beta-titânio; 2 o fio de beta-titânio apresentou coeficiente de atrito significativamente maior do que o fio de aço inoxidável; 3 o braquete Dynalock® não apresentou diferenças significativas em relação ao coeficiente de atrito do braquete Clarity® quando o fio utilizado foi de beta-titânio. No entanto, quando o fio testado foi de aço inoxidável, apresentou coeficiente de atrito significativamente menor. O braquete Clarity® apresentou coeficiente de atrito significativamente menor do que o braquete Allure®.An important factor that defines the effectiveness of the appliances is the friction between the surfaces of wires and brackets. Thus, that study was developed in order to investigate the static friction coefficient between stainless steel and beta-titanium wires (TP

  9. Ant Colony Optimization: A Review and Comparison

    Sundus Shaukat; Riaz Ahmed Bhatti; Khalid Ibrahim Qureshi; Shafqat Ali Shad

    2014-01-01

    Many optmization algorithms are developed over period of time, among these most famous and widely used is Ant Colony systems (ACA). Ant Colony Systems (ACS) are the collection of different ant colony optimization algorithms. Different algorithms are used for solve the Travelling salesmen Problem (TCP) but ant colony algorithm is more preferred to solve the travelling salesmen problem. In ant colony best solution is found with the help of cooperating agents called ants. Ants cooperate with eac...

  10. El acero que nunca se fundió. Una reseña sobre Stalin

    Iñaki Oneca Agurruza

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Era el 5 de marzo de 1953 cuando murió el fetiche, el gurú, el símbolo. Stalin significa “acero”, y precisamente una de las cosas que se reprochó al joven revolucionario, tras la adopción de este apodo, era que el acero era duro pero también frío. Así iniciamos esta breve nota sobre la figura de uno de los personajes clave del siglo XX.

  11. Aplicación de criterios de conformabilidad en productos planos de aceros de alta resistencia

    Gutiérrez Castillo, Joan David

    2012-01-01

    La conformabilidad de chapas metálicas suele evaluarse mediante los diagramas FLD (Forming Limit Diagrams), que informan sobre el límite de conformado de un material representado por la curva FLC (Forming Limit Curve). Estos diagramas y curvas han sido empleados durante años para estudiar la conformabilidad de un material y como criterio de fallo en la simulación por elementos finitos del conformado de componentes estructurales. La aparición de nuevos aceros con mayores prestaciones, como ...

  12. Corrosión en láminas y bobinas de un acero importado

    Wilson A. Hormaza R.

    2007-01-01

    Este trabajo busca determinar las causas que llevaron al deterioro superficial de un conjunto de láminas y bobinas importadas de acero. Lo anterior implica precisar el tipo de deterioro de los componentes, es decir, si este se presentó durante el transporte marítimo o durante el almacenamiento. Los ensayos realizados fueron: análisis visual, análisis de espectrofotometría de infrarrojo y comparativo de los cristales de Cloruro de Sodio (NaCl), análisis de la morfología de la su...

  13. Antártida

    Ricardo Felicio

    2007-01-01

    No extremo Sul do planeta Terra há a última fronteira ao avanço e controle total do homem. Se já são tantas as dificuldades para a sobrevivência em um ambiente hostil, podemos imaginar o esforço maior para a permanência total e indefinida. Tal território, sempre idealizado pelos antigos gregos, cerca de 300 a.C., mas descoberto há pouco mais de um século é a Antártida. Suas diferenças são marcantes em relação ao seu par, no pólo Norte, em todos os sentidos. O mais importante é o fato de a Ant...

  14. Ante la ley

    Kafka Franz

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Ante las puertas de la ley hay un guardian. Un campesino se llega hasta ese guardian y le pide que le permita entra en la ley, pero el guardian le dice que por ahora no se lo puede permitir. El hombre reflexiona y entonces pregunta si podria entrar despues. Es posible -dice el guardian-; pero no ahora. La puerta de entrada a la ley esta abierta como siempre.

  15. Alate susceptibility in ants

    Ho, Eddie K H; Frederickson, Megan E

    2014-01-01

    Pathogens are predicted to pose a particular threat to eusocial insects because infections can spread rapidly in colonies with high densities of closely related individuals. In ants, there are two major castes: workers and reproductives. Sterile workers receive no direct benefit from investing in immunity, but can gain indirect fitness benefits if their immunity aids the survival of their fertile siblings. Virgin reproductives (alates), on the other hand, may be able to increase their investm...

  16. Estudio y modelización de la recristalización estática de aceros ferríticos laminados en frío

    Cock, Tommy de

    2008-01-01

    Los aceros ferríticos de última generación para chapa de atumóvil están diseñados para alcanzar, o incluso mejorar, las propiedades de tenacidad y resistencia de los aceros actuales pero con un menor espesor de chapa. Para ello, estos aceros siguen una ruta de procesado larga y compleja, que incluye una laminación austenítica y/o ferrítica en caliente, una posterior laminación en frío para alcanzar los espesores de chapa requeridos, un recocido a temperaturas inferiores a Ac1, un laminado en...

  17. Definición de un modelo de comportamiento plástico durante la estricción para los aceros corrugados de alta ductilidad

    Hortigón Fuentes, Beatriz

    2015-01-01

    El factor más influyente en la reducción de la rigidez de las estructuras de hormigón armado se encuentra en la capacidad de deformación anelástica de los aceros utilizados en las armaduras, es decir, en su ductilidad. En esta tesis se aborda el análisis del comportamiento plástico de varios tipos de acero corrugado hasta rotura, estudiando en profundidad las dos fases claramente diferenciadas que experimenta un acero sometido a tracción, evidenciado a nivel de deformaciones, con una primera ...

  18. Estudio del comportamiento a fluencia en caliente de un acero avanzado de alta resistencia de bajo contenido en carbono NiCrVCu microaleado con boro

    González Sala, Sara

    2009-01-01

    Una de las líneas de investigación prioritarias en el contexto internacional es el desarrollo de aceros avanzados de alta resistencia (AHSS) con excelentes propiedades de resistencia y tenacidad para aplicaciones en la industria automotriz, naval, aeronáutica y de generación de energía, que permitan disminuir el peso de los componentes y sustituyan aceros tradicionales de contenidos mayores de carbono. Los aceros AHSS microaleados al boro, debido a sus cualidades, tecnología de...

  19. Artificial Ant Species on Solving Optimization Problems

    Pintea, Camelia-M.

    2013-01-01

    During the last years several ant-based techniques were involved to solve hard and complex optimization problems. The current paper is a short study about the influence of artificial ant species in solving optimization problems. There are studied the artificial Pharaoh Ants, Lasius Niger and also artificial ants with no special specificity used commonly in Ant Colony Optimization.

  20. Mechanics of fire ant aggregations

    Tennenbaum, Michael; Liu, Zhongyang; Hu, David; Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto

    2016-01-01

    Fire ants link their bodies to form aggregations; these can adopt a variety of structures, they can drip and spread, or withstand applied loads. Here, by using oscillatory rheology, we show that fire ant aggregations are viscoelastic. We find that, at the lowest ant densities probed and in the linear regime, the elastic and viscous moduli are essentially identical over the spanned frequency range, which highlights the absence of a dominant mode of structural relaxation. As ant density increases, the elastic modulus rises, which we interpret by alluding to ant crowding and subsequent jamming. When deformed beyond the linear regime, the aggregation flows, exhibiting shear-thinning behaviour with a stress load that is comparable to the maximum load the aggregation can withstand before individual ants are torn apart. Our findings illustrate the rich, collective mechanical behaviour that can arise in aggregations of active, interacting building blocks.

  1. Análisis comparativo de la calidad del acero de refuerzo distribuido en Boyacá

    Jimmy Vergara Silva, Óscar Javier Gutiérrez Junco

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Presenta  los  resultados  del  análisis  comparativo  de barras de acero de refuerzo, según las exigencias de la Norma Técnica Colombiana NTC 2289 [1], realizado a cinco marcas diferentes distribuidas para la industria de  la  construcción  en  Boyacá.  Inicialmente  se caracterizaron  las barras de  acero mediante  ensayos, para  determinar  su  composición  química  y  sus propiedades físicas y mecánicas; las características de la fractura del acero de refuerzo se observaron con el microscopio  electrónico  de  barrido  (MEB. Adicionalmente,  se  analizaron  muestras  conmicroscopio óptico, con  técnicas de espectrometría paraobservar y determinar las características del metal base de  las probetas. Los resultados  indican que la calidad del acero de refuerzo distribuido en Boyacá cumple en un alto  porcentaje con las exigencias sismo-resistentes para construcción; sin embargo, es importante que los constructores realicen control de calidad.

  2. Further travels with my ant

    Gale, David; Propp, James; Sutherland, Scott; Troubetzkoy, Serge

    1995-01-01

    We discuss some properties of a class of cellular automata sometimes called a "generalized ant". This system is perhaps most easily understood by thinking of an ant which moves about a lattice in the plane. At each vertex (or "cell"), the ant turns right or left, depending on the the state of the cell, and then changes the state of the cell according to certain prescribed rule strings. (This system has been the subject of several Mathematical Entertainments columns in the Mathematical Intelli...

  3. Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies

    Adams, R. M. M.; Liberti, J.; Illum, A. A.; Jones, T H; Nash, D R; Boomsma, J.J.

    2013-01-01

    We document the behavioral interactions among three ant species: a fungus-growing host ant, a permanently associated parasitic guest ant, and a raiding agro-predator ant. We show that the presence of guest ants becomes advantageous when host ants are attacked by raider ants, because guest ants use alkaloid venom to defend their host ant colony. Furthermore, detection of the guest ant odors is sufficient to discourage raider scouts from recruiting nestmates to host colonies. Guest ants likely ...

  4. Fundamentos microestructurales de la anisotropía resistente en aceros fuertemente trefilados

    Toribio, J.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available An explanation of the anisotropic fracture behaviour of heavily drawn steels is proposed on the basis of micromechanical considerations: the change in crack propagation direction can be explained by the oriented pearlitic microstructure of the steels. Apart from the standard pearlitic colonies (more or less oriented, sometimes an exceptional pearlitic pseudocolony can be observed, extremely slender and aligned in the drawing direction, which makes it a preferential fracture path with minimum local resistance.

    Se propone una explicación del comportamiento anisótropo en fractura que exhiben los aceros fuertemente trefilados sobre la base de consideraciones micromecánicas: el cambio de dirección de fisuración puede explicarse por la microestructura perlítica orientada de estos aceros. Aparte de las colonias perlíticas tipo (más o menos orientadas, a veces puede observarse una pseudocolonia perlítica excepcional, extremadamente esbelta y alineada en la dirección del trefilado, lo que hace de ella un camino preferente de fractura con resistencia local mínima.

  5. Mejora de la calidad del acero obtenido por colada continua mediante influencias electrofísicas

    Shklyar, V.

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available Laboratory tests with tin smelted in a crucible and industrial tests with crude steel poured in moulds had been carried out. These metals were subjected to electrophysical influences. As a result of the applied electric field, it is observed in tin that during the solidification, the crystalization temperature and the solidification time are changed. Crystal growth in the electric field direction and an increase of the fracture limit in the steel ingot are observed.

    Se han realizado ensayos de laboratorio con estaño fundido en crisol y a escala industrial con acero líquido vertidos en moldes, sometiendo estos metales a influencias electrofísicas. Como resultado del campo aplicado, en el estaño se observa que durante la solidificación varía la temperatura de cristalización y el tiempo de solidificación. En el lingote de acero se observa un crecimiento de los cristales en dirección del campo eléctrico y un aumento del límite de rotura.

  6. Transferencia de calor en la colada continua de aceros. I parte. El molde

    Cicutti, C.

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available The continuous casting mold plays the important role of receiving the liquid steel and allowing an uniform and defect free solidified skin to be developed. In this work, the different heat transfer mechanisms which are present from the liquid steel to the mold cooling water are reviewed. The effect of operating variables on heat extraction and the relationship between global and distributed heat flux are also analyzed.

    El molde de colada continua cumple la importante función de recibir el acero líquido y permitir que se desarrolle una capa solidificada uniforme y libre de defectos. En este trabajo se revisan los distintos mecanismos implicados en el proceso de transferencia de calor, desde el acero líquido hasta el agua de refrigeración del molde. Se analiza también el efecto de las distintas variables de funcionamiento en la extracción calórica producida y la relación entre el flujo global de calor y su distribución a lo largo del molde.

  7. Fire ant microsporidia acquired by parasitoid flies of fire ants

    The microsporidium Kneallhazia (formerly Thelohania) solenopsae and parasitoid flies in the genus Pseudacteon are natural enemies of the invasive fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Pseudacteon flies oviposit into adult fire ants, where maggots that eclose from eggs migrate to the ants’ head, pupate, and...

  8. Ex Ante Allusions

    Holt, Jason

    2015-01-01

    We tend to think of allusions as indirect references to objects that already exist. Here I argue against this post facto orthodoxy and for the view that certain cases of allusion count as ex ante allusions (i.e. allusions before the fact). I argue that the standard view conflates the epistemic dependence of allusion (knowledge of the object of allusion) with an existential dependence (the object must already exist). As an adequate account of allusion should explain both the apparent paradoxic...

  9. Army Ants as Research and Collection Tools

    Smith, Adrian A.; Haight, Kevin L.

    2008-01-01

    Ants that fall prey to the raids of army ants commonly respond by evacuating their nests. This documented behavior has been underexploited by researchers as an efficient research tool. This study focuses on the evacuation response of the southwestern desert ant Aphaenogaster cockerelli André (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to the army ant Newamyrmex nigrescens Cresson. It is shown that army ants can be used to collect mature colonies of ants. The applicability of this tool to ecologically meaningfu...

  10. Temperature: Human Regulating, Ants Conforming

    Clopton, Joe R.

    2007-01-01

    Biological processes speed up as temperature rises. Procedures for demonstrating this with ants traveling on trails, and data gathered by students on the Argentine ant ("Linepithema humile") are presented. The concepts of temperature regulation and conformity are detailed with a focus on the processes rather than on terms that label the organisms.

  11. Comportamiento en frío y en caliente de aceros con bajo contenido de carbono obtenidos a través de procesos de laminación controlada

    Quintana Hernández, María José

    2013-01-01

    Los aceros con bajo contenido de carbono microaleados con Ti y Nb fabricados en la planta de Arcelor Mittal en Asturias, España usando el método avanzado de control termomecánico para laminación (ATMCRP) de aceros se pueden dividir en dos rubros: aceros de fase dual (enfriados con agua) y aceros HSLA (cuando el enfriamiento se realiza más lentamente). Dentro de las ventajas de este proceso se encuentran las propiedades mecánicas que permiten su aplicación industrial y el bajo costo en compara...

  12. Avaliação da resistência ao desgaste de aços inoxidáveis endurecíveis por precipitação nitretados Wear resistance evaluation of nitrided precipitation hardening stainless steels

    Luiz Carlos Casteletti; Frederico Augusto Pires Fernandes; Eder Bernardes Da Silva; Carlos Alberto Picon; Germano Tremiliosi-Filho

    2010-01-01

    A nitretação por plasma consiste num tratamento efetivo para o aumento das durezas superficiais dos aços inoxidáveis, podendo ser realizada em temperaturas inferiores às usadas nos processos convencionais, evitando-se assim, a formação de nitretos de cromo, que prejudicariam a resistência à corrosão do material. Os aços inoxidáveis endurecíveis por precipitação foram desenvolvidos após a Segunda Guerra Mundial em decorrência das necessidades da indústria aeroespacial, que necessitava de mater...

  13. The metapleural gland of ants

    Yek, Sze Huei; Mueller, Ulrich G

    2011-01-01

    The metapleural gland (MG) is a complex glandular structure unique to ants, suggesting a critical role in their origin and ecological success. We synthesize the current understanding of the adaptive function, morphology, evolutionary history, and chemical properties of the MG. Two functions of th...... MG, sanitation and chemical defence, have received the strongest empirical support; two additional possible functions, recognition odour and territorial marking, are less well supported. The design of the MG is unusual for insects; glandular secretions are stored in a rigid, non...... more commonly absent in males than in workers. MG chemistry has been characterized mostly in derived ant lineages with unique biologies (e.g. leafcutter ants, fire ants), currently precluding any inferences about MG chemistry at the origin of the ants. A synthetic approach integrating functional...

  14. AntR-mediated bidirectional activation of antA and antR, anthranilate degradative genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

    Kim, Soo-Kyoung; Im, Su-Jin; Yeom, Doo-Hwan; Lee, Joon-Hee

    2012-08-15

    Bidirectional activation of transcription is a peculiar regulation mode of gene expression. In this study, we show that genes involved in the metabolism of anthranilate, a precursor of biosynthesis of tryptophan and Pseudomonas quinolone signal (PQS) are regulated by this bidirectional activation of transcription. Anthranilate is degraded by anthranilate dioxygenase complex encoded by antABC operon, and AntR, a LysR-type regulator encoded by antR activates the transcription of antABC operon in the presence of anthranilate. In P. aeruginosa, antABC and antR are divergently located and AntR binds to the intergenic region between antA and antR to activate the antABC transcription. In this study, we determined the transcriptional start site of the antA promoter (antA(p)) and AntR-responsive elements (AREs) in P. aeruginosa. The upstream deletion analysis of antA(p) and in vitro gel shift assay with purified AntR showed that there are two AREs at -194 to -148 and -88 to -47 regions. We also found that AntR activates antR promoter (antR(p)) in the opposite direction and both AREs are important in the bidirectional activation of antA(p) and antR(p). Two AREs have different binding affinities to AntR and the strength of transcriptional activation was dramatically asymmetric depending on the direction. We suggest that the different affinities of two AREs may explain the asymmetry of the bidirectional activation by AntR. PMID:22609066

  15. Formation of biofilms by Staphylococcus aureus on stainless steel and glass surfaces and its resistance to some selected chemical sanitizers Formação de biofilme por Staphylococcus aureus na superfície de aço inoxidável e vidro e sua resistência a alguns sanificantes químicos

    Simone Cristina Marques

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this work were to verify the capability of Staphylococcus aureus of forming bio-film on stainless steel and glass surfaces; to evaluate the efficiency of sodium dichloroisocyanurate, hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid in inactivating Staphylococcus aureus cells adhered onto these surfaces; and to visualize biofilm development by scanning electron microscopy before and after sanitizer treatment. The surfaces studied consisted of 10x20mm chips immersed in Petri dishes containing BHI broth inoculated with S. aureus ATCC 25923. Biofilm formation was observed after 15-day incubation, when the cells were removed using the swab technique, followed by Baird Parker agar plating. Also, the efficiency of the chemical sanitizers on the chip surfaces was tested and the non-removed cells were counted on the Baird-Parker agar. After biofilm formation and use of sanitizers, the chips were respectively observed by scanning electronic microscopy following a pre-existing protocol. The obtained results showed biofilm formation on both surfaces, with bacterial count in the order of 10(7 CFU/cm² on and 10(8 CFU/cm² on stainless steel and glass surfaces, respectively. Peracetic acid was the most efficient in removing adhered cells, presenting 5.26 and 4.5 decimal reduction for adhered cells on stainless steel and glass surfaces, respectively.Os objetivos deste trabalho foram verificar a capacidade de Staphylococcus aureus formar biofilme nas superfícies de aço inoxidável e vidro, avaliar a eficiência do dicloroisocianurato de sódio, peróxido de hidrogênio e ácido peracético na inativação de células de S. aureus aderidas e visualização por microscopia eletrônica de varredura, o desenvolvimento antes e depois do tratamento das superfícies com os sanificantes. As superfícies foram cupons 10x200mm imersos em placas de Petri contendo caldo BHI inoculado com cultura de Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923. A formação de biofilme foi

  16. Corrosión bajo tensión de aceros eutectoides con trefilado progresivo

    Ovejero, E.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The consequences of the microstructural evolution in an eutectoid steel that has undergone a cold drawing process are studied. This manufacturing technique produces changes in the steel microstructure: a progressive orientation and slenderising of the pearlite colonies and an orientation and packing of the pearlite lamellae, thus reducing the interlamellar spacing. In addition, the experimental results of the stress corrosion cracking tests show that cold drawing produces resistant anisotropy in the steel and thus the stress corrosion cracking resistance is a directional property which seems to depend on the orientation of the microstructure in relation to the cold drawing direction. As a consequence, a transversal crack tends to change its propagation direction approaching the wire axis and a crack growth in mode I evolves to a mixed mode propagation.

    Se estudian las consecuencias de la evolución microestructural en un acero eutectoide que ha sufrido un proceso de trefilado progresivo. Esta técnica de fabricación origina una serie de cambios en la microestructura del acero: una orientación progresiva y un estiramiento de las colonias de perlita y una orientación y densificación de las láminas de perlita, reduciendo así el espaciado interlaminar. Por otra parte, los resultados experimentales de los ensayos de corrosión bajo tensión demuestran que el trefilado produce anisotropía resistente en el acero, y así la resistencia a la corrosión bajo tensión es una propiedad direccional que parece depender de la orientación de la microestuctura con respecto a la dirección del trefilado. Como consecuencia, una fisura transversal tiende a cambiar su dirección de propagación para aproximarse a la del eje del alambre, y un crecimiento en modo I evoluciona hacia una propagación en modo mixto.

  17. Comparative study in the induced corrosion by sulfate reducing microorganisms, in a stainless steel 304L sensitized and a carbon steel API X65; Estudio comparativo de la corrosion inducida por microorganismos sulfatorreductores, en un acero inoxidable 304L sensibilizado y un acero al carbono API X65

    Diaz S, A.; Gonzalez F, E.; Arganis J, C.; Luna C, P.; Carapia M, L. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca Km. 36.5, 52045 Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: ads@nuclear.inin.mx

    2004-07-01

    In spite of the operational experience related with the presence of the phenomenon of microbiological corrosion (MIC) in industrial components, it was not but until the decade of the 80 s when the nuclear industry recognized its influence in some systems of Nuclear Generating Power plants. At the moment, diverse studies that have tried to explain the generation mechanism of this phenomenon exist; however, they are even important queries that to solve, especially those related with the particularities of the affected metallic substrates. Presently work, the electrochemical behavior of samples of stainless steel AISI 304L sensitized is evaluated and the carbon steel APIX65, before the action of sulfate reducing microorganisms low the same experimental conditions; found that for the APIX65 the presence of this type of bacteria promoted the formation of a stable biofilm that allowed the maintenance of the microorganisms that damaged the material in isolated places where stings were generated; while in the AISI 304L, it was not detected damage associated to the inoculated media. The techniques of Resistance to the Polarization and Tafel Extrapolation, allowed the calculation of the speed of uniform corrosion, parameter that doesn't seem to be influenced by the presence of the microorganisms; while that noise electrochemical it distinguished in real time, the effect of the sulfate reducing in the steel APIX65. (Author)

  18. Microscopia de varredura por sonda (SPM aplicada a aços inoxidáveis dúplex

    Fabricio Simão dos Santos

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Nesse trabalho, a microscopia de varredura por sonda (Scanning Probe Microscopy - SPM, nos modos contato (Atomic Force Microscopy - AFM e de força magnética (Magnetic Force Microscopy - MFM, foi utilizada para analisar a microestrutura de um aço inoxidável dúplex 2205 solubilizado e envelhecido. Foi feita uma análise por AFM da superfície do aço solubilizado após crescimento de filme passivo. Por AFM, obteve-se indicação de crescimento de filme sobre a microestrutura do aço solubilizado, enquanto por MFM a distribuição de fases pôde ser observada sem a necessidade de ataque da superfície.In this work, Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM, in the contact (Atomic Force Microscopy - AFM and magnetic force (Magnetic Force Microscopy - MFM modes, has been used to analyze the microstructure of a solution-treated and aged 2205 duplex stainless steel. A surface analysis of the solution-treated steel has been performed by AFM after passive film growth. By AFM it was obtained a indication of film growth on the microstructure of the solution-treated steel, while by MFM the phase distribution could be observed without the need of surface etching.

  19. Ants for Document Clustering

    Priya Vaijayanthi

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The usage of computers for mass storage has become mandatory nowadays due to World Wide Web (WWW. This has placed many challenges to the Information Retrieval (IR system. Clustering of documents available improves the efficiency of IR system. The problem of clustering has become a combinatorial optimization problem in IR system due to the exponential growth in information over WWW. In this paper, a hybrid algorithm that combines the basic Ant Colony Optimization with Tabu search has been proposed. The feasibility of the proposed algorithm is tested over a few standard benchmark datasets. The experimental results reveal that the proposed algorithm yields promising quality clusters compared to other ones produced by K-means algorithm.

  20. Recomendaciones europeas para el empleo de tornillos de alta resistencia en las estructuras de acero

    Batanero, J.

    1962-10-01

    Full Text Available Con el enlace de los perfiles de acero por medio de tornillos de alta resistencia, pretensados, se ha introducido en la construcción metálica un nuevo tipo de uniones, que resisten por rozamiento. Los tomillos de alta resistencia (exceptuados los calibrados deberán quedar en el agujero con una cierta holgura; y, mediante apretadura de la tuerca o de la cabeza, tensarse en forma que las superficies de contacto de las piezas unidas quedan fuertemente presionadas, una contra otra, muy especialmente en las proximidades del agujero. Con ello el esfuerzo que actúa perpendicularmente al eje del tomillo es resistido por el rozamiento estático entre las superficies unidas; en tanto que, como consecuencia, la espiga del tomillo queda sometida a una tracción axil y a una torsión.

  1. Análise microestrutural e tenacidade ao impacto da ZAC do aço inoxidável ferrítico com 11%Cr

    Temístocles de Sousa Luz

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O aço inoxidável ferrítico possibilita, em função de suas características, o uso em diversos campos da engenharia. Dentre esses é possível citar a industria do petróleo e gás, de celulose açucareira, de transporte, entre outras. Atualmente, o desenvolvimento de novas ligas para a substituição dos aços ao carbono no que se refere ao setor de transporte de carga, levou muitos fabricantes a adotarem a liga ferrítica com base de cromo entre 11% e 12%, implementando a tal situação, uma maior vida util. A utilização dessa nova classe de aço inoxidável ferrítico gera uma demanda no que tange à pesquisas das soldas desses aços. Neste trabalho, buscou-se analisar a região soldada de um aço inoxidável ferrítico experimental contendo 11% de cromo, realizando para tal um estudo de sua microestrutura, e tenacidade ao impacto do metal de base e da zona afetada pelo calor (ZAC. A avaliação mostrou bons resultados nas propriedades mecânicas medidas nas duas regiões analisadas. Entretanto, verificou-se uma perda acentuada da tenacidade ao impacto na ZAC em relação ao metal de base.

  2. Runtime analysis of the 1-ANT ant colony optimizer

    Doerr, Benjamin; Neumann, Frank; Sudholt, Dirk;

    2011-01-01

    The runtime analysis of randomized search heuristics is a growing field where, in the last two decades, many rigorous results have been obtained. First runtime analyses of ant colony optimization (ACO) have been conducted only recently. In these studies simple ACO algorithms such as the 1-ANT are...... investigated. The influence of the evaporation factor in the pheromone update mechanism and the robustness of this parameter w.r.t. the runtime behavior have been determined for the example function OneMax.This work puts forward the rigorous runtime analysis of the 1-ANT on the example functions Leading......Ones and BinVal. With respect to Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs), such analyses were essential to develop methods for the analysis on more complicated problems. The proof techniques required for the 1-ANT, unfortunately, differ significantly from those for EAs, which means that a new reservoir of methods has...

  3. Mejora de la tenacidad de un acero de ultraalto contenido en carbono nnediante unión por laminación con un acero al cromo y molibdeno

    Pozuelo, M.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Laminated composite materials containing five layers of ultrahigh carbon steel, 1.35%C, and five layers of a Cr-Mo steel were processed by roll bonding. The rolling procedure improves the bonding of layers and refines the microstructure, diminishing grain size and removing the pearlitic zones. Charpy impact tests were carried out to evaluate the impact properties. Toughness of the laminated composite was highly improved respect to the ultrahigh carbon steel. Moreover, it was double than that of the Cr-Mo steel in the arrester orientation. These results reveal the important role of the interfaces in the mechanical properties of the composite materials.

    Se procesaron mediante unión por laminación, dos materiales compuestos laminados de 10 capas: cinco capas de un acero de ultraalto contenido en carbono con 1,35 % C, alternadas con otras cinco de un acero al cromo y molibdeno. La laminación en caliente consolida la unión entre las capas y afina la microestructura, reduciendo el tamaño de grano y eliminando las zonas de perlita presentes inicialmente. Se realizaron ensayos de impacto Charpy para evaluar su resistencia al impacto. El material compuesto laminado mejoró sustancialmente la tenacidad del acero de ultraalto carbono, además de duplicar la resiliencia del acero al cromo y molibdeno en la orientación "en serie". Estos resultados ponen de manifiesto la importancia de las intercaras en las propiedades mecánicas de los materiales compuestos.

  4. Comportamiento Frente a la Corrosión en Ambiente Marino de Acero Galvanizado y Acero Galvanizado Pintado (Duplex Corrosion Behaviour of Galvanized and Coated Galvanized Steel (Duplex in Marine Environment

    R.M. Vera

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se evaluó el comportamiento frente a la corrosión en medio marino de acero galvanizado y acero galvanizado pintado (Duplex haciendo uso de ensayos electroquímicos y acelerados de laboratorio. Las medidas electroquímicas consideraron potencial de corrosión a circuito abierto, curvas de polarización y polarización potenciostática en cloruro de sodio 0.1M. Los ensayos acelerados se realizaron en cámara de niebla salina y con el método Cebelcor. El grado de ataque del material se observó por microscopia electrónica de barrido. Los resultados muestran que el sistema Duplex presenta un mejor comportamiento frente la corrosión en medio de cloruros que el acero galvanizado, aumentando su durabilidad en el tiempo.This study evaluated the resistence to corrosion of galvanized and painted galvanized (Duplex steel in a marine environment using electrochemical and accelerated laboratory essays. The electrochemical measurements included open circuit potential, polarization curves, and potentiostatic polarization in 0.1M sodium chloride. The accelerated essays were carried out in a saline fog chamber and also using the Cebelcor method. The degree of corrosion attack of the material was observed by scanning electronic microscopy. The results show that the Duplex system presents a better behaviour against corrosion in chloride media than galvanized steel, increasing its useful life.

  5. Caracterización de los aceros sinterizados obtenidos a partir de polvos prealeados Fe-1,5% Mo

    Torralba, J. M.; Candela, N.; Ruiz-Román, J. M.; Cambronero, L. E. G.; Ruiz-Prieto, J. M.

    1995-01-01

    Sintered molybdenum-, copper-, nickel- alloyed steels, have been studied through the influence of the Chemical composition on different mechanical and physical properties. In all the studied steels, a constant percentage of carbon has been used, as well Fe-Mo prealloyed powders, with a 1,5% Mo content. Selected sintering conditions were close to those used in the P/M industry, potential consumer of the studied steels.

    Se estudian los aceros aleados sinterizados con molibden...

  6. Pest repelling properties of ant pheromones

    Offenberg, Joachim

    2014-01-01

    Ants control pests via predation and physical deterrence; however, ant communication is based on chemical cues which may serve as warning signals to potential prey and other intruders. The presence of ant pheromones may, thus, be sufficient to repel pests from ant territories. This mini-review shows that four out of five tested ant species deposit pheromones that repel herbivorous prey from their host plants.

  7. Le cybercommerçant

    Lauboué, Adongon Sylvain

    2015-01-01

    Le cybercommerçant se distingue du commerçant traditionnel à travers ladématérialisation de ses activités due à l’utilisation d’Internet. Ainsi, la dématérialisation desactivités du cybercommerçant, en dépit des avantages, pose deux séries de problèmes dues àl’ubiquité et à la dépersonnalisation. L’ubiquité se manifeste par le fait que le site Internet ducybercommerçant est accessible dans presque tous les États. La dépersonnalisation crée desrisques dus d’une part, au défaut de présence phys...

  8. Termites, hemimetabolous diploid white ants?

    Korb Judith

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Ants and termites are the most abundant animals on earth. Their ecological success is attributed to their social life. They live in colonies consisting of few reproducing individuals, while the large majority of colony members (workers/soldiers) forego reproduction at least temporarilly. Despite their apparent resemblance in social organisation, both groups evolved social life independently. Termites are basically social cockroaches, while ants evolved from predatory wasps. In this r...

  9. Neuroretinitis following bull ant sting

    Ullrich, Katja; Saha, Niladri; Lake, Stewart

    2012-01-01

    Cat scratch disease causes the majority of cases of neuroretinitis. Neuroretinitis is characterised by clinical features of papillitis, macular oedema and macular star. We report a case study of infection with Bartonella henselae most likely transmitted by a bull ant sting. The patient presented with blurred vision and reduced visual acuity after being stung by an ant in her garden some 7 days earlier. Further testing revealed positive serology to B henselae and the patient improved with appr...

  10. Identifying potential evolutionary relationships within a facultative lycaenid-ant system: Ant association,oviposition, and butterfly-ant conflict

    NEIL COLLIER

    2007-01-01

    Facultative associations are commonly encountered between ants and lycaenids,although the nature and patterns of associations are typically unclear. This study investigated a facultative symbiosis involving the lycaenid Theclinesthes albocincta (Lycaenidae), its host plant Adriana quadripartita and Australian native ants. Ants in the genera Ochetellus and Iridomyrmex were most frequently found in association with T. albocincta larvae,although Iridomyrmex ants were found in much lower abundance than were ants in Ochetellus. The abundances of Ochetellus and Iridomyrmex were highly correlated with larval abundance, but not egg abundance. Observations and experiments recorded oviposition on male inflorescences on more than 95% of occasions, but oviposition was not greater on inflorescences with ants present. Behavioral assays showed that Iridomyrmex ants were aggressive towards female butterflies on significantly more occasions than were Ochetellus ants. These findings indicate potential evolutionary relationships between T. albocincta and two genera of ants that were abundant within the habitat.

  11. Ant larval demand reduces aphid colony growth rates in an ant-aphid interaction

    Cook, James M.; Leather, Simon R; Oliver, Tom H.

    2012-01-01

    Ants often form mutualistic interactions with aphids, soliciting honeydew in return for protective services. Under certain circumstances, however, ants will prey upon aphids. In addition, in the presence of ants aphids may increase the quantity or quality of honeydew produced, which is costly. Through these mechanisms, ant attendance can reduce aphid colony growth rates. However, it is unknown whether demand from within the ant colony can affect the ant-aphid interaction. In a factorial exper...

  12. Pest repelling properties of ant pheromones

    Offenberg, Joachim

    2014-01-01

    Ants control pests via predation and physical deterrence; however, ant communication is based on chemical cues which may serve as warning signals to potential prey and other intruders. The presence of ant pheromones may, thus, be sufficient to repel pests from ant territories. This mini-review sh......Ants control pests via predation and physical deterrence; however, ant communication is based on chemical cues which may serve as warning signals to potential prey and other intruders. The presence of ant pheromones may, thus, be sufficient to repel pests from ant territories. This mini......-review shows that four out of five tested ant species deposit pheromones that repel herbivorous prey from their host plants....

  13. Using Ants as bioindicators: Multiscale Issues in Ant Community Ecology

    Alan Andersen

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Ecological patterns and processes are characteristically scale dependent, and research findings often cannot be translated easily from one scale to another. Conservation biology is challenged by a lack of congruence between the spatial scales of ecological research (typically involving small plots and land management (typically involving whole landscapes. Here, I discuss spatial scaling issues as they relate to an understanding of ant communities and, consequently, their use as bioindicators in land management. Our perceptions of fundamental patterns and processes in ant communities depend on scale: taxa that are behaviorally dominant at one scale are not necessarily so at others, functional groups recognized at one scale are often inappropriate for others, and the role of competition in community structure depends on the scale of analysis. Patterns of species richness and composition, and the ability of total richness to be estimated by surrogates, are all also scale dependent. Ant community ecology has a tradition of detailed studies in small plots, but the use of ants as bioindicators requires a predictive understanding of community structure and dynamics at a range of spatial scales. Such an appreciation of ant communities and their most effective use as bioindicators is best served by studies integrating results from plot-scale research with the broad-scale paradigms of biogeography, systematics, and evolutionary biology.

  14. Monoculture of leafcutter ant gardens.

    Ulrich G Mueller

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Leafcutter ants depend on the cultivation of symbiotic Attamyces fungi for food, which are thought to be grown by the ants in single-strain, clonal monoculture throughout the hundreds to thousands of gardens within a leafcutter nest. Monoculture eliminates cultivar-cultivar competition that would select for competitive fungal traits that are detrimental to the ants, whereas polyculture of several fungi could increase nutritional diversity and disease resistance of genetically variable gardens. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using three experimental approaches, we assessed cultivar diversity within nests of Atta leafcutter ants, which are most likely among all fungus-growing ants to cultivate distinct cultivar genotypes per nest because of the nests' enormous sizes (up to 5000 gardens and extended lifespans (10-20 years. In Atta texana and in A. cephalotes, we resampled nests over a 5-year period to test for persistence of resident cultivar genotypes within each nest, and we tested for genetic differences between fungi from different nest sectors accessed through excavation. In A. texana, we also determined the number of Attamyces cells carried as a starter inoculum by a dispersing queens (minimally several thousand Attamyces cells, and we tested for genetic differences between Attamyces carried by sister queens dispersing from the same nest. Except for mutational variation arising during clonal Attamyces propagation, DNA fingerprinting revealed no evidence for fungal polyculture and no genotype turnover during the 5-year surveys. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Atta leafcutter ants can achieve stable, fungal monoculture over many years. Mutational variation emerging within an Attamyces monoculture could provide genetic diversity for symbiont choice (gardening biases of the ants favoring specific mutational variants, an analog of artificial selection.

  15. Técnicas para revelar el borde de grano austenítico en aceros microaleados

    García de Andrés, Carlos

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available The prior austenite grain size (PAGS exerts an important influence on the microstructures forged by continuous cooling in the steel and on their mechanical properties. Since microalloyed steels have received considerable attention in the last years and enormous difficulties have been repetitively to reveal the austenite grain boundaries in these steels, this work analyzes the different techniques effective in that sense, which enable thus an accurate determination of the PAGS. This paper presents results obtained applying different conventional techniques such us chemical etching of quenched microstructures, the application of thermal cycles that enable the formation of phases around the prior austenite grain boundaries or oxidation etching which reveals the austenite grain boundaries by the preferential accumulation of oxides. Finally, an innovative and effective technique to reveal the prior austenite grain boundaries is presented. This technique is based on the preferential transfer of matter from the grain boundaries to the surrounding austenite by complicated mechanisms such as evaporation-condensation and volume and surface diffusion of atoms.

    El tamaño de grano austenítico (TGA tiene una gran influencia sobre la microestructura final y sobre las propiedades mecánicas de los productos obtenidos por transformación anisotérmica del acero. Debido a la considerable atención que se está prestando a los aceros microaleados en los últimos años y a las dificultades que se encuentran en muchos casos para poder revelar los bordes de grano austenítico de estos aceros, en este trabajo se han analizado las técnicas que lo hacen posible, permitiendo así la determinación fiable del TGA. En este sentido, se presentan los resultados obtenidos al aplicar aislada y combinadamente distintas técnicas tradicionales, como el ataque químico de microestructuras obtenidas directamente por temple, la aplicación de diferentes tipos de ciclos t

  16. Reciclagem da poeira e lama geradas na fabricação de aço inoxidável

    Pedro José Nolasco Sobrinho

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado, em escala de laboratório, um estudo da recuperação dos metais cromo e níquel, contidos em resíduos gerados no processo de fabricação de aço inoxidável, utilizando-se altas temperaturas (1570, 1600 e 1635ºC. A maioria desses tipos de resíduos, principalmente a lama, ainda é disposta em aterros ou estocada. Nesse trabalho foram utilizados dois tipos de resíduo com alto teor de cromo, uma poeira (RESA e o uma lama (RESB. A primeira etapa do estudo, fundamental para o estudo visando à reciclagem dos resíduos, foi a caracterização utilizando as seguintes técnicas: análise química, distribuição granulométrica (MALVERN, difração de raios X, microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV e análise de micro-regiões (EDS. A segunda etapa envolveu a aglomeração dos resíduos caracterizados e outros reagentes, antes de serem introduzidos no aço líquido, utilizando-se uma briquetadora manual. Foram fabricados três briquetes com cada um dos resíduos. A terceira etapa da pesquisa foi a adição dos briquetes de resíduos no aço líquido e retirada periódica de amostras do banho para avaliação da incorporação do cromo contido nos resíduos no aço. O tipo de aço utilizado foi o aço carbono ASTM 1020. Os experimentos foram realizados em um equipamento em escala laboratorial, composto de um forno vertical que pode atingir até 1700ºC e seu controlador. O forno possui uma região de temperatura uniforme de cerca de 13 cm e, nessa região, o cadinho de alumina contendo aço é colocado. Esse equipamento foi construído para o estudo das reações envolvidas quando se adicionam resíduos em aço líquido. A atmosfera interna do aparato pode ser controlada. Após a introdução do briquete no aço líquido e sua fusão foram retiradas, periodicamente, amostras do banho em intervalos de tempo de três em três minutos para análise dos teores de vários elementos, principalmente o cromo, o níquel e o sil

  17. Estudio de la interacción precipitación-recristalización de un acero microaleado al vanadio con 0,35 % C

    Quispe, A. B.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available A method is described which allows to study the interaction recrystallization-induced precipitation by the deformation of vanadium microalloyed steel and 0.35 % C. By means of torsion tests and applying the Back Extrapolation method, the recristallized fraction at different temperatures has been determined. When the precipitation begins, the recristallized fraction does not follow the Avrami's equation. This allows to know the instant when precipitation starts (Ps and the instant when precipitation finishes (Pf. Therefore, Recrystallization-Precipitation-Time-Temperature (RPTT diagrams can be obtained, which graphically show the interaction Recrystallization-Precipitation and simultaneously allows the determination of the static recrystallization critical temperature (SRCT. This temperature represents the limit between the two phases, before and after precipitation.

    Se describe un método que permite estudiar la interacción de la recristalización-precipitación inducida por deformación de un acero microaleado al vanadio y 0,35 % C. Mediante ensayos de torsión, y aplicando el método Back Extrapolation, se ha determinado la fracción recristalizada a diferentes temperaturas. Cuando la precipitación comienza, la fracción recristalizada se desvía de la ley de Avrami y esto permite conocer el instante en que la precipitación comienza (Ps y el instante en que termina (Pf. De este modo, se pueden trazar los diagramas Recristalización-Precipitación-Tiempo- Temperatura (RPTT, que muestran gráficamente la interacción Recristalización-Precipitación y que simultáneamente permiten la determinación de la temperatura crítica de recristalización estática (SRCT. Dicha temperatura crítica representa el límite entre las dos fases, antes y después de la precipitación.

  18. Detrimental effects of highly efficient interference competition: invasive Argentine ants outcompete native ants at toxic baits.

    Buczkowski, Grzegorz; Bennett, Gary W

    2008-06-01

    The Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) is an invasive species that disrupts the balance of natural ecosystems by displacing indigenous ant species throughout its introduced range. Previous studies that examined the mechanisms by which Argentine ants attain ecological dominance showed that superior interference and exploitation competition are key to the successful displacement of native ant species. The objective of this research was to test the hypothesis that effective interference competition by Argentine ants may also be detrimental to the survival of Argentine ant colonies where Argentine ants and native ants compete at toxic baits used to slow the spread of Argentine ants. To study this hypothesis, we examined the competitive interactions between Argentine ants and native odorous house ants, Tapinoma sessile, in the presence and absence of toxic baits. Results showed that Argentine ants aggressively outcompete T. sessile from toxic baits through efficient interference competition and monopolize bait resources. This has severe negative consequences for the survival of Argentine ants as colonies succumb to the toxic effects of the bait. In turn, T. sessile avoid areas occupied by Argentine ants, give up baits, and consequently suffer minimal mortality. Our results provide experimental evidence that highly efficient interference competition may have negative consequences for Argentine ants in areas where toxic baits are used and may provide a basis for designing innovative management programs for Argentine ants. Such programs would have the double benefit of selectively eliminating the invasive species while simultaneously protecting native ants from the toxic effects of baits. PMID:18559180

  19. Reciclado de los residuos siderúrgicos de fabricación de acero. Nueva alternativa

    Fernández López, Miguel

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available A brief description of a new process for recycling hot electric steelmaking wastes of high iron oxides content, from ministeel mills that produce common and special steels is made. The new process is designed to get the best treatment cost for the residues recycling. It is based in the application of the principles of technologies experienced in ministeel industries. This is possible because the following improvements are obtained: a obtention of a commercial product of high zinc oxide content; b avoidance of new toxic wastes; c use of low cost process energy; d increase of metallic yield in the residues; and e treatment of residues in the mill ("in situ", or from other ministeel mill ("off site". Previous technologies precedents of the new process, are given and a comparative study between the new recycling process and the same recycling process without heating pretreatment using the same furnace is made. Electric steel making wasts. Recycling

    Se presenta una breve descripción de un nuevo procedimiento de reciclado de residuos, de alto contenido en óxidos de hierro, generados en miniacerías fabricantes de acero por hornos eléctricos de arco (común y especial, dentro y/o fuera de las instalaciones del generador (“in situ” y ''off site''. El procedimiento pretende, la reducción de los costes de reciclado de dichos residuos, respecto a procedimientos actuales, al incluir las siguientes mejoras: a obtención de un producto comercializable rico en ZnO; b ausencia de residuos tóxicos necesitados de tratamiento; c utilización de energía de proceso de bajo coste, en sustitución parcial de energía eléctrica; d aumento de la recuperación de metales en los residuos; y e versatilidad para poder reciclar los residuos ”in situ'' u ''off site", según procedan de una o de varias miniacerías, respectivamente. Se describen los fundamentos y sus precedentes tecnológicos, así como un breve an

  20. Inhibición del acero galvanizado en medio salino mediante tricloruro de cerio

    Serrano, F.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The addition of small amounts of cerous chloride, as inhibitor of hot dip galvanised steel corrosión in aerated 3,5% NaCl solutions is studied. The results found so far, carried out by electrochemical techniques and accelerated tests, show a clear decrease in the zinc dissolution rate. The analysis of polarization curves and specimen surface suggest, in accordance with literature, that cerium acts as a cathodic inhibitor, blocking the oxygen reduction centers. Alternate immersion tests developed an excellent behaviour of specimens pre-treated in cerium containing solutions, compared to those without treatments. A rich cerium film is responsible of the improvement in the protective properties. These results prove the possibilities of cerium as an alternative treatment to those based on chromates, which are very effective on these materials but highly toxic.

    Se estudia la adición de pequeñas cantidades de tricloruro de cerio, como inhibidor de la corrosión de aceros galvanizados, en disoluciones aireadas de NaCl al 3,5 %. Los resultados encontrados hasta la fecha, obtenidos mediante técnicas electroquímicas y ensayos acelerados en laboratorio, muestran una clara reducción de la velocidad de disolución del cinc. Del análisis de los diagramas de polarización y de la superficie del electrodo, se deduce, de acuerdo con la bibliografía, que el cerio se comporta como un inhibidor catódico, bloqueando los centros de reducción de oxígeno disuelto. Los ensayos de inmersión alternada revelaron un excelente comportamiento de las probetas pretratadas en disoluciones que contenían cloruros de cerio, frente a aquellas que carecían de tratamiento. La formación de una película rica en cerio es la responsable del aumento de la capacidad protectora del acero galvanizado. Estos resultados confirman las posibilidades del cerio como posible sustituto de los tratamientos basados en cromatos, muy efectivos en estos materiales, pero altamente

  1. Estudio de la degradación de elementos refractarios de alúmina en la sinterización de aceros modificados con Mn

    Peña, P.; Sicre-Artalejo, J.; Campos, M; Torralba Castelló, José Manuel; Zbiral, J.; Danniger, H.

    2008-01-01

    [ES] En este trabajo se estudia la degradación de los refractarios de un horno de sinterización, cuando están involucrados en el proceso aceros de baja aleación con adición de manganeso. Dada la elevada Pvapor del manganeso y las atmósferas habituales de sinterización para este tipo de aceros, se produce su sublimación durante el ciclo térmico. Se proporciona así, una fase gaseosa, que pudiendo ser beneficiosa para la difusión en las muestras de acero, puede alterar la composición de los refr...

  2. EFECTO DEL PRECALENTAMIENTO Y LA SEVERIDAD DE TEMPLE SOBRE LA RESISTENCIA AL DESGASTE ADHESIVO DEL ACERO AUSTENÍTICO AL MANGANESO

    OSCAR FABIÁN HIGUERA COBOS

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo de investigación se estudió el efecto del precalentamiento y la severidad de temple sobre la resistencia al desgaste adhesivo del acero austenítico al manganeso ASTM A 128 grado C. El material se sometió a ciclos térmicos de temple y revenido con y sin precalentamiento con el fin de evaluar su influencia sobre la resistencia al desgaste. Posteriormente el material fue sometido a prueba según norma ASTM G83 y se determinó que el acero Austenítico al manganeso, es un material que presenta una microestructura metaestable en condiciones estables y no debe ser sometido a tratamiento térmico de revenido a altas temperaturas debido que favorece la descomposición de esta a ferrita (fase blanda de los acero y por ende disminuye su resistencia al desgaste.

  3. Ants as flower visitors : floral ant-repellence and the impact of ant scent-marks on pollinator behaviour

    Ballantyne, Gavin

    2011-01-01

    As flower visitors, ants rarely benefit a plant, commonly disrupting pollination by deterring other flower visitors, or stealing nectar. This thesis examines three aspects of ant-flower interactions, focusing on the occurrence of floral traits that prevent disruption of pollination and a novel means by which ants may influence pollinator behaviour. To assess which types of plant species possess ant-repelling floral traits I carried out a survey of 49 Neotropical plant species. ...

  4. Myrmecotrophy: Plants fed by ants.

    Beattie, A

    1989-06-01

    Two plant genera with tubers specialized for occupation by ants absorb nutrients from waste materials accumulated by the resident colonies. The mineral resources of these host plants are augmented by colony foraging which functions as a second root system. This mutualistic interaction has become known as myrmecotrophy. Many other kinds of plant structure are apparent adaptations to accommodate ant colonies; these include pouches on leaves or petioles and hollow twigs, stems or thorns. Sometimes the ant species residing in these structures are aggressive towards enemies of the host plant and are important for plant defence. Recent research provides some evidence that myrmecotrophy may have a wider role in plant nutrition, at least when subsidizing the costs of plant defence. PMID:21227344

  5. Ants as tools in sustainable agriculture

    Offenberg, Joachim

    2015-01-01

    multiple crops. Their efficiency is comparable to chemical pesticides or higher, while at lower costs. They provide a rare example of documented efficient conservation biological control. 3. Weaver ants share beneficial traits with almost 13 000 other ant species and are unlikely to be unique in their....... Being predatory and organized as superorganisms, ants possess traits making them suitable agents in IPM. Recent works on weaver ants Oecophylla spp. showcase ants as highly efficient pest controllers. A synthesis shows that weaver ants can reduce pest numbers and their damage and increase yields in...... properties as control agents. A synthesis of applied work on other ant species illustrates potentials for control of arthropod pests, weeds and plant diseases in orchards, forestry and arable crops. 4. Synthesis and applications. By showing that ant biocontrol can match synthetic pesticides in a wide setting...

  6. A cellular automata model for ant trails

    Sibel Gokce; Ozhan Kayacan

    2013-05-01

    In this study, the unidirectional ant traffic flow with U-turn in an ant trail was investigated using one-dimensional cellular automata model. It is known that ants communicate with each other by dropping a chemical, called pheromone, on the substrate. Apart from the studies in the literature, it was considered in the model that (i) ant colony consists of two kinds of ants, goodand poor-smelling ants, (ii) ants might make U-turn for some special reasons. For some values of densities of good- and poor-smelling ants, the flux and mean velocity of the colony were studied as a function of density and evaporation rate of pheromone.

  7. Hey! A Fire Ant Stung Me!

    ... Snowboarding, Skating Crushes What's a Booger? Hey! A Fire Ant Stung Me! KidsHealth > For Kids > Hey! A ... Me picó una roja o colorada! What's a Fire Ant? There are many different types of fire ...

  8. Diseño de aleaciones maestras para la sinterización con fase líquida de aceros al Mn-Si

    Oro Calderón, Raquel de

    2012-01-01

    Los aceros pulvimetalúrgicos han competido con éxito durante años con las piezas fabricadas por moldeo, debido a la posibilidad de fabricar mediante esta técnica piezas complejas, en grandes series y con un bajo coste. En las últimas décadas, el precio de los elementos de aleación comúnmente utilizados en la pulvimetalúrgia de aceros de baja aleación (cómo el Cu, Ni y Mo) ha experimentado continuas fluctuaciones y, globalmente, un aumento creciente. Se plantea en esta situación el reto de enc...

  9. Diseño de una unidad de proceso para el tratamiento superficial (cromado y niquelado) de piezas de acero para automoción

    2012-01-01

    El proyecto se centra en la desmineralización continua de aguas residuales de lavado para su posterior reutilización en baños de tratamiento superficial de piezas de acero para automoción. Concretamente se centra en tratar un número máximo de 300000 piezas anuales, 75 piezas diarias. Tratando un volumen máximo de 16 m3/h de agua residual procedente de los baños de tratamiento superficial de piezas de acero.

  10. Modelo de comportamiento del contacto entre el hormigón y el acero a altas temperaturas en vigas metálicas parcialmente embebidas

    Ramos Gavilán, A.B.; Piloto, P. A. G.; Mesquita, L.M.R.

    2007-01-01

    Las vigas formadas por perfiles de acero laminado en caliente parcialmente embebidos en hormigón son elementos estructurales empleados cada vez con mayor incidencia. Los bloques de hormigón que recubren lateralmente el alma aportan al perfil mayor rigidez y resistencia al fuego. La influencia del contacto entre el hormigón y el acero en el comportamiento de este tipo de elementos a elevadas temperaturas nos lleva a la necesidad de obtener un modelo numérico, validado mediante e...

  11. Desarrollo de procesos termoquímicos para el tratamiento simultáneo de envejecimiento y nitruración en plasma de aceros maraging

    Fernández de Ara, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    El trabajo de investigación que se describe en esta tesis persigue un objetivo fundamental, que es el desarrollo de procesos de nitruración en plasma activados por arco eléctrico, susceptibles de ser trasladados a escala industrial, que permitan simultanear la propia nitruración con el tratamiento térmico específico de envejecimiento por precipitación de los aceros maraging. El trabajo identificó las condiciones de tratamiento ideales para el tratamiento del acero maraging, estudiando la i...

  12. Ants defend coffee from berry borer colonization

    Gonthier, DJ; Ennis, KK; Philpott, SM; Vandermeer, J; Perfecto, I.

    2013-01-01

    Ants frequently prevent herbivores from damaging plants. In agroecosystems they may provide pest control services, although their contributions are not always appreciated. Here we compared the ability of eight ant species to prevent the coffee berry borer from colonizing coffee berries with a field exclusion experiment. We removed ants from one branch (exclusion) and left ants to forage on a second branch (control) before releasing 20 berry borers on each branch. After 24 h, six of eight spec...

  13. The Biochemical Toxin Arsenal from Ant Venoms

    Axel Touchard; Aili, Samira R.; Eduardo Gonçalves Paterson Fox; Pierre Escoubas; Jérôme Orivel; Nicholson, Graham M; Alain Dejean

    2016-01-01

    Ants (Formicidae) represent a taxonomically diverse group of hymenopterans with over 13,000 extant species, the majority of which inject or spray secretions from a venom gland. The evolutionary success of ants is mostly due to their unique eusociality that has permitted them to develop complex collaborative strategies, partly involving their venom secretions, to defend their nest against predators, microbial pathogens, ant competitors, and to hunt prey. Activities of ant venom include paralyt...

  14. The biochemical toxin arsenal from ant venoms

    Aili, Samira R.; Fox, Eduardo Goncalves Paterson; Escoubas, Pierre; Orivel, Jérôme; Nicholson, Graham M.; Dejean, Alain

    2016-01-01

    Ants (Formicidae) represent a taxonomically diverse group of hymenopterans with over 13,000 extant species, the majority of which inject or spray secretions from a venom gland. The evolutionary success of ants is mostly due to their unique eusociality that has permitted them to develop complex collaborative strategies, partly involving their venom secretions, to defend their nest against predators, microbial pathogens, ant competitors, and to hunt prey. Activities of ant venom include paralyt...

  15. Ants as Fluids: Physics-Inspired Biology

    Streiff, Micah; Shinotsuka, Sho; Alexeev, Alex; Hu, David

    2010-01-01

    Fire ants use their claws to grip diverse surfaces, including each other. As a result of their mutual adhesion and large numbers, ant colonies flow like inanimate fluids. In this sequence of films, we demonstrate how ants behave similarly to the spreading of drops, the capillary rise of menisci, and gravity-driven flow down a wall. By emulating the flow of fluids, ant colonies can remain united under stressful conditions.

  16. Transferencia de calor en la colada continua de aceros. II parte. Enfriamiento secundario

    Cicutti, C.

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Once the strand leaves the mold, the solidification of steel progresses due to the heat extracted in the secondary cooling zone of the continuous casting machine. In this zone, heat is extracted mainly by: the incidence of water from sprays, radiation to surroundings contact with rolls and run out water accumulated between rolls and strand. In this work, all these mechanisms are evaluated and, when it is possible, they are quantified. Methods which are usually employed to measure solidification profiles in the continuous casting machine are also reviewed. Finally, the incidence of secondary cooling on the quality of cast products is discussed.

    La solidificación del acero iniciada en el molde continúa en la zona de enfriamiento secundario de la máquina donde el calor es extraído, principalmente por la incidencia del agua de los rociadores, la radiación al medio ambiente, el contacto con los rodillos y el agua acumulada en ellos. En este trabajo se revisa cada uno de estos mecanismos determinando, en los casos en que es posible, valores cuantitativos de los mismos. Además, se analizan los distintos métodos empleados para medir el avance del espesor solidificado en la máquina de colada continua. Por último, se discute la incidencia del enfriamiento secundario en la calidad final de los productos colados.

  17. cAnt-Miner: an ant colony classification algorithm to cope with continuous attributes

    Otero, Fernando E.B.; Freitas, Alex. A.; Johnson, Colin G.

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents an extension to Ant-Miner, named cAnt-Miner (Ant-Miner coping with continuous attributes), which incorporates an entropy-based discretization method in order to cope with continuous attributes during the rule construction process. By having the ability to create discrete intervals for continuous attributes "on-the-fly", cAnt-Miner does not requires a discretization method in a preprocessing step, as Ant-Miner requires. cAnt-Miner has been compared against Ant-Miner in eigh...

  18. Using Ants to Investigate the Environment

    Hagevik, Rita A.

    2005-01-01

    The best place for students to begin to understand complex environmental relationships is in their own back yards. Doing investigations of ants allows students to establish a baseline survey of ant fauna, test the importance of ants in nutrient cycling and soil structure maintenance, and increase their understanding of the environment and their…

  19. FIRE ANT, BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND BIOCONTROL

    The red fire ant Solenopsis invicta was accidentally introduced into the United States from South America sometime in the 1930s. These ants do best in open, disturbed habitats associated with human activities. Fire ants construct large earthen mounds which function as solar collecting devises. Fire...

  20. Ant colony optimization in continuous problem

    YU Ling; LIU Kang; LI Kaishi

    2007-01-01

    Based on the analysis of the basic ant colony optimization and optimum problem in a continuous space,an ant colony optimization (ACO) for continuous problem is constructed and discussed. The algorithm is efficient and beneficial to the study of the ant colony optimization in a continuous space.

  1. Male parentage in army ants

    Kronauer, Daniel J C; Schöning, Caspar; Boomsma, Jacobus J

    2006-01-01

    active research in insect sociobiology. Here we present microsatellite data for 176 males from eight colonies of the African army ant Dorylus (Anomma) molestus. Comparison with worker genotypes and inferred queen genotypes from the same colonies show that workers do not or at best very rarely reproduce...

  2. Respuesta mecánica durante la inversión de la deformación en caliente de un acero microaleado

    Badiola, D. J.

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available The mechanical behaviour of a Nb-microalloyed steel under non monotonie conditions has been studied using double hit hot torsion tests involving changes in the twist direction. For strain reversal conditions, a clear mechanical transient has been observed. This transient has been characterized by a steep hardening region just after reversal which takes place up to a stress level near the one reached before reversing, then a region showing a low strain hardening rate and finally, a region extending up to the convergence of monotonie and reversal behaviours. Testing temperatures and strain rates have ranged from 950°C to 1200°C and from 0.01s-1 to 0.1s-1, respectively. Applied prestrains before reversal have varied from 0.03 to 0.25 in order to avoid the occurrence of dynamic recrystallization during previous strain. Lastly, some relationships have been established between the deformation conditions and the parameters defining the transient. These parameters depend mainly on the prestrain.

    Se ha estudiado el comportamiento mecánico de un acero microaleado con niobio bajo condiciones no monótonas de deformación mediante ensayos de torsión en caliente de doble pasada con cambio de sentido de giro entre la primera y la segunda de ellas. Se ha observado que la inversión de la deformación produce un transitorio en las curvas de fluencia caracterizado por un endurecimiento rápido hasta alcanzar un nivel de tensión menor al que se tenía, justo, antes de aplicar el cambio en el sentido de giro, una etapa de endurecimiento nulo y, finalmente, una región en la que el comportamiento mecánico durante la inversión tiende progresivamente al comportamiento mecánico monótono. Las temperaturas de ensayo se han variado entre 950 °C y 1.200 °C y las velocidades de deformación entre 0,01 y 0,1 s-1 Las deformaciones previas aplicadas antes de la reversión han estado comprendidas entre 0,03 y 0,25, evit

  3. Evaluación del comportamiento físico del acero Hadfield sometido a cargas explosivas

    Carlos Vinardell-García; Miguel A. Caraballo-Núñez

    2004-01-01

    Se investigó el efecto que produce la detonación de una sustancia explosiva en el comportamiento físico del acero al alto manganeso (Hadfield); para ello se emplearon técnicas de difracción de Rayos X y ensayo metalográfico con microscopía óptica, que permitieron describir el mecanismo de deformación del material. Se revelaron las fases presentes en la estructura, las particularidades de su comportamiento y evidencias de deformación plástica, el tamaño promedio del grano y su influencia en el...

  4. Utilización del mineral de manganeso (pirolusita) en la producción de aceros al carbono

    Aerles Batista-Cabrera; Efraín Navas-Medina

    2003-01-01

    Los métodos tradicionales de producción de acero utilizan el ferromanganeso para obtener el porcentaje de Mn en la marca establecida según la norma cubana, pero este compuesto es altamente costoso. Se ensayó, en la producción del Ac 35, sustituir el ferromanganeso por el mineral pirolusita (MnO2) con el fin de reducir los costos. Se evaluaron dos variantes de sustitución: la primera consiste en añadir el mineral con virutas de aluminio y coque (o residuos de electrodos) sobre la escoria del m...

  5. Análisis de placas planas de fibrocemento en sección mixta con perfiles de acero

    Mariscal Jiménez, Juan Gabriel

    2001-01-01

    La presente investigación tiene como objetivo principal analizar el comportamiento general de las láminas planas de fibrocemento actuando en sección mixta con perfiles de acero. Este trabajo se divide en tres fases : Una preliminar que involucra una modelación completa por elementos finitos de diferentes sistemas de lámina y perfil metálico conectados, una segunda en la que se generan modelos equivalentes a los anteriores para ser ensayados en el laboratorio y poder comparar resultados, y una...

  6. Tratamientos térmicos de los aceros sinterizados obtenidos a partir de polvos prealeados Fe-1,5% Mo

    Torralba, J. M.; Candela, N.; Velasco, F.; Cambronero, L. E. G.; Ruiz-Prieto, J. M.

    1995-01-01

    The influence of several heat treatments on the mechanical and physical properties of three different sintered Ni-Cu-Mo alloyed steels are evaluated. The heat treatments carried out were quenching and tempering at different temperatures. The raw material studied was a Fe-Mo prealloyed powder with an 1.5% Mo content.

    Se estudia la influencia que distintos estados de tratamiento térmico ejercen sobre las propiedades mecánicas y físicas de tres aceros aleados con cobre, níquel...

  7. Diseño y caracterización de aceros sinterizados aleados con fósforo y molibdeno

    Navarro López, Alfonso

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este proyecto es diseñar nuevos aceros sinterizados, aleados con bajos contenidos de fósforo (P) y molibdeno (Mo), y caracterizar desde el punto de vista mecánico y microestructural a los mismos, con el objetivo de encontrar materiales competitivos y menos costosos que puedan competir con aquéllos que, actualmente, son más utilizados en el mercado. Este objetivo general se complementa con otros objetivos secundarios, pero no por ello menos importantes, ...

  8. Evaluación del trabajo esencial de fractura en chapa de un acero de alta resistencia de fase dual

    Gutiérrez, D.

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Fracture toughness of advanced high strength steels (AHSS, can be used to optimize crash behavior of structural components. However it cannot be readily measured in metal sheet because of the sheet thickness. In this work, the Essential Work of Fracture (EWF methodology is proposed to evaluate the fracture toughness of metal sheets. It has been successfully applied in polymers films and some metal sheets. However, their information about the applicability of this methodology to AHSS is relatively scarce. In the present work the fracture toughness of a Dual Phase (strength of 800 MPa and drawing steel sheets has been measured by means of the EWF. The results show that the test requirements are met and also show the clear influence of notch radii on the measured values, specially for the AHSS grade. Thus, the EWF is postulated as a methodology to evaluate the fracture toughness in AHSS sheets.

    La tenacidad de fractura de aceros de alta resistencia (AHSS, es una propiedad interesante para optimizar el comportamiento a impacto, pero su caracterización experimental en chapas metálicas es compleja debido a su espesor. En este trabajo se plantea el método del Trabajo Esencial de Fractura (TEF, como alternativa al cálculo de la tenacidad. Este método ya ha sido utilizado con éxito en polímeros y aceros dúctiles, aunque la información sobre su aplicación en AHSS es escasa. Se ha evaluado la tenacidad en un acero de fase dual de 800 MPa de resistencia y se ha comparado con la de un acero de embutición. Los resultados muestran que se cumplen los requisitos del método y ponen en evidencia la influencia del radio de entalla en el valor obtenido de TEF, especialmente para AHSS. Con todo ello, el método TEF se puede usar para caracterizar la tenacidad de AHSS en formato chapa.

  9. Conformado por vía coloidal de recubrimientos en la cara interna de un tubo de acero

    Ferrari, B.; Moreno Botella, Rodrigo María; Rodríguez Galicia, J. L.; Rojas, E.

    2004-01-01

    [ES] El desarrollo de las tecnologías de fabricación de recubrimientos presenta importantes limitaciones relativas a los espesores de las capas fabricadas y a la geometría de los substratos a recubrir. En este trabajo se proponen dos procesos de conformado coloidal de revestimientos cerámicos y metálicos en la cara interna de un tubo de acero. El revestimiento cerámico (CaCO3) se ha conformado por deposición electroforética (EPD). Para ello se han preparado suspensiones estables de C...

  10. Microsatellite primers for fungus-growing ants

    Villesen, Palle; Gertsch, P J; Boomsma, JJ

    2002-01-01

    developed primers and earlier published primers that were developed for fungus-growing ants. A total of 20 variable microsatellite loci, developed for six different species of fungus-growing ants, are now available for studying the population genetics and colony kin-structure of these ants.......We isolated five polymorphic microsatellite loci from a library of two thousand recombinant clones of two fungus-growing ant species, Cyphomyrmex longiscapus and Trachymyrmex cf. zeteki. Amplification and heterozygosity were tested in five species of higher attine ants using both the newly...

  11. Microsatellite Primers for Fungus-Growing Ants

    Villesen Fredsted, Palle; Gertsch, Pia J.; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan (Koos)

    2002-01-01

    developed primers and earlier published primers that were developed for fungus-growing ants. A total of 20 variable microsatellite loci, developed for six different species of fungus-growing ants, are now available for studying the population genetics and colony kin-structure of these ants.......We isolated five polymorphic microsatellite loci from a library of two thousand recombinant clones of two fungus-growing ant species, Cyphomyrmex longiscapus and Trachymyrmex cf. zeteki. Amplification and heterozygosity were tested in five species of higher attine ants using both the newly...

  12. Influencia del Calor Aportado y Metal de Aporte Sobre las Propiedades Mecánicas y la Microestructura de Juntas Soldadas por FCAW de Acero Microaleado de Alta Resistencia

    César Marconi; María José Castillo; Leonardo Boccanera; Mabel Ramini

    2015-01-01

    ResumenActualmente, los aceros microaleados son ampliamente utilizados en reemplazo de los aceros al C y C-Mn por sus ventajas en cuanto a propiedades mecánicas, resistencia a la corrosión y soldabilidad, permitiendo una reducción de peso de los vehículos y estructuras sin detrimento de su resistencia. Cuando estos aceros son soldados, el ciclo térmico de la soldadura provoca cambios microestructurales que modifican sus propiedades originales. El calor aportado (HI: heat input) es una de las ...

  13. Discrimination Behavior in the Supercolonial Pharaoh Ant

    Pontieri, Luigi

    The majority of eusocial insect species live in small, kin structured colonies that are mutually aggressive and rarely interact. By contrast, a restricted group of ant species show a peculiar social organization called unicoloniality, where colonies can grow to vast networks of geographically...... discrimination behavior of the invasive pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) as a model for other invasive and supercolonial ant species. The pharaoh ant is one of the few ant species that can be reared in the laboratory for many generations. Furthermore, the possibility to do controlled crosses of colonies...... of invasive ants. In the first chapter I focused on the nestmate recognition system of pharaoh ants, investigating whether the cues used for discrimination had a genetic origin and how different level of within-colony genetic diversity and relatedness influenced the discrimination abilities of the...

  14. Adesão de linhagem selvagem de Streptococcus thermophilus em superfície de aço inoxidável e efeitos da higienização na sua remoção

    Ana Lourdes Neves GÂNDARA; OLIVEIRA José Sátiro de

    2000-01-01

    Linhagem selvagem de Streptococcus thermophilus isolada de leite pasteurizado foi avaliada em modelo experimental quanto a adesão em superfície de aço inoxidável e comportamento frente à limpeza e sanificação. Em leite, a adesão do microrganismo em aço inoxidável foi estudada em 6h de contato a 45°C sob agitação e uma higienização com detergentes alcalino e ácido seguida de sanificação foi utilizada para avaliação do comportamento das células aderidas frente à higienização. Esse microrganismo...

  15. Avaliação da Técnica de Voltametria Linear para Determinação Quantitativa de Fase Sigma no Aço Inoxidável Duplex UNS S31803

    Hudison Loch Haskel; Luciana Schimidlin Sanches; Paulo Roberto Stocco Zempulski; Haroldo de Araújo Ponte

    2015-01-01

    Resumo A precipitação de fases intermetálicas nos aços inoxidáveis duplex constitui um problema no que diz respeito à utilização destes materiais em determinadas faixas de temperatura, desta forma, fazem-se necessários métodos de quantificar, de forma não destrutiva, a presença de alterações microestruturais decorrentes de aporte térmico. Neste trabalho, ensaios eletroquímicos de voltametria linear, de tração e de microdureza Vickers foram realizados no aço inoxidável duplex UNS S31803 para a...

  16. Influencia de la microestructura en la fractura de aceros microaleados de forja

    Romero, J. L.

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available The influence of thermomechanical treatments, first carried out at laboratory and afterwards on an industrial scale on the mechanical properties of microalloyed forging steels is analysed. The influence of hot working conditions and the cooling rate after hot working on both the strength and the toughness is analysed. Optimization of the thermomechanical treatments parameters has been carried out at laboratory and the optimized schedules have been carried out industrially. The actual experimental results of mechanical properties have been rationalized in terms of the microstructure developed during the different thermomechanical treatments. After slow cooling of steel bars hot rolled at low temperature (below 850 °C, the ferrite-pearlite is much refined and the toughness improved. Alternatively, accelerated cooling after hot working at high temperature produces a microstructure of acicular ferrite with improved toughness.

    Se analiza la influencia de los tratamientos termomecánicos, en primer lugar, llevados a cabo en laboratorio y, posteriormente, en un proceso industrial, sobre las propiedades mecánicas de aceros microaleados de forja. Se han variado las temperaturas de forja y las velocidades de enfriamiento tras la misma y se ha estudiado su influencia sobre la resistencia y la tenacidad. La optimización de los tratamientos termomecánicos se ha realizado a nivel de laboratorio, probándose posteriormente las secuencias optimizadas a escala industrial. Las propiedades mecánicas se pueden explicar en términos de las microestructuras obtenidas en los diversos tratamientos termomecánicos. Así, microestructuras gruesas, obtenidas por enfriamientos lentos tras la deformación a elevadas temperaturas, muestran un comportamiento frágil. Se pueden obtener buenos valores de tenacidad, manteniendo la resistencia por afino de la microestructura, bien deformando el material a menores temperaturas de forja (ferrita+perlita finas o

  17. Influencia del nitruro de aluminio en el crecimiento anormal de grano de aceros microaleados

    Cabrera, J. M.

    1995-02-01

    Full Text Available After a brief review about concepts and theories involved in control of grain growth by second phase particles, an experimental study of a medium carbon microalloyed steel with two levels of AIN is carried out. A system to study the grain size distributions in order to detect the abnormal grain growth is proposed. Results permit to plot a map of abnormal grain growth-time-temperature. The abnormal grain growth is derived to be due to the AIN dissolution by correlating the above maps with the theoretical volume fraction of precipitates. The importance and effect of the heating rate is also shown: high heating rates can produce a transient oversaturation that can lead to abnormal growing during the dissolution.

    Tras una breve revisión de los conceptos y teorías involucradas en el control del crecimiento de grano por partículas de segunda fase, se efectúa un estudio del mismo en un acero microaleado con contenido medio de carbono con dos niveles de nitruro de aluminio. Se propone un sistema de estudio de las distribuciones de tamaño de grano tendente a poder detectar la presencia de crecimiento anormal de grano. De este modo, se construyen mapas de crecimiento anormal-tiempo-temperatura que, correlacionados con las teóricas fracciones de volumen de los precipitados presentes, permiten comprobar que la disolución del nitruro de aluminio es la responsable fundamental de la aparición del crecimiento anormal de grano. También se muestra el efecto e importancia de la velocidad de calentamiento, ya que altas velocidades pueden producir una sobresaturación transitoria de precipitados que, al disolverse, pueden dar lugar a crecimiento de grano anormal.

  18. Recubrimientos de (ti,aln sobre acero aisi 4140 por sputtering reactivo

    DANNA GARCIA

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Empleando la técnica de Pulverización catódica con radiofrecuencia y magnetrón (Magnetron Sputtering RF, se prepararon películas de (Ti,AlN sobre sustratos de acero AISI 4140. Se utilizó un blanco formado con polvos metálicos de Ti y Al, con composición nominal 60% Ti y 40% Al (porcentaje en átomos y una razón de presiones parciales de nitrógeno - argón, PN2/PAr de 0,1 aproximadamente; la temperatura del sustrato se varió entre 260 y 330 ºC y el tiempo de deposición entre 2 y 4,5 horas para obtener películas con diferentes espesores. La composición química de las películas se determinó mediante la técnica de energía dispersada de rayos X (EDX, y su topografía mediante microscopía de fuerza atómica (AFM. Igualmente se midió micro dureza, y se determinó su comportamiento electroquímico mediante espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica EIS y ensayos TAFEL. Las películas obtenidas presentaron granos globulares, uniformes y de pequeño diámetro, con características electroquímicas de protección al sustrato frente a procesos de corrosión.

  19. Microbiological corrosion in low carbon steels; Corrosion microbiologica en aceros de bajo carbono

    Medina-Custodio, O; Ortiz-Prado, A; Jacobo-Armendariz, V. H; Schouwenaars-Franssens, R [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: medina_1979@yahoo.com; armandoo@servidor.unam.mx; vjacobo@dgapa.unam.mx; raf_schouweenaars@yahoo.com

    2009-01-15

    The Microbiologically Induced Corrosion affects several industries, such as oil industry where it is estimated that 20% to 30% pipes failures are related with microorganism. The chemical reactions generate ions transfer, this validate the use of electrochemical technique for its analysis. Coupons submerged in a nutritional medium with presence and absence of three different microorganisms during two periods, 48 hours and 28 days were studied. Polarization resistance (Rp) and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) techniques were applied to determine the corrosively of the systems. The results show a greater corrosive effect of abiotic systems, this indicates a microorganisms protection effect to the metal, opposite to the first hypothesis. This result was ratified observing surface coupons by using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) technique. A possible mechanism based on Evans - Tafel graph is proposed to explain inhibitor microorganism effect. [Spanish] La corrosion microbiologica es un tipo comun de deterioro que afecta diversas industrias, una de ellas es la petrolera en la que se estiman que el 20% o 30% de fallas en las tuberias de trasporte de hidrocarburos es favorecida por microorganismos. Las reacciones quimicas que sustentan estos, generan transferencia de iones, lo que justifica el empleo de tecnicas electroquimicas para su analisis. En este trabajo, se estudiaron probetas de acero de bajo carbono SAE 1018, sumergidas en un medio nutritivo rico en cloruros en presencia y ausencia de tres diferentes cargas microbianas, en tiempos de exposicion de 48 horas y 28 dias. Se realizaron ensayos de resistencia a la polarizacion (Rp) y espectroscopia de impedancia electroquimica (EIS) para determinar el efecto corrosivo de los diferentes sistemas. Los resultados muestran que el medio abiotico causa el mayor efecto corrosivo, lo que indica un efecto protector de los microorganismos al metal contradiciendo la hipotesis inicialmente propuesta. La observacion

  20. Caracterización de los aceros sinterizados obtenidos a partir de polvos prealeados Fe-1,5% Mo

    Torralba, J. M.

    1995-02-01

    Full Text Available Sintered molybdenum-, copper-, nickel- alloyed steels, have been studied through the influence of the Chemical composition on different mechanical and physical properties. In all the studied steels, a constant percentage of carbon has been used, as well Fe-Mo prealloyed powders, with a 1,5% Mo content. Selected sintering conditions were close to those used in the P/M industry, potential consumer of the studied steels.

    Se estudian los aceros aleados sinterizados con molibdeno, cobre, níquel y grafito, a partir de la influencia de su composición sobre distintas propiedades mecánicas y físicas. En todos los aceros, se utilizó una composición de carbono constante, así como polvos prealeados de Fe-Mo, con 1,5% Mo. Las condiciones de sinterización elegidas han sido las más próximas a las utilizadas en la industria pulvimetalúrgica, que es el usuario potencial de los materiales estudiados.

  1. Procesos de conversión de acero y efecto de variables en convertidores tipo L.B.E.

    Blanco, C.

    1995-10-01

    Full Text Available In order to determine control equations based on qualitative and quantitative changes of the raw materials, an analysis of the efficiency of the steel production process was carried out in converters under specified operation conditions. Empirical equations to obtain the final composition of the steel as a function of the additives, the initial concentrations of the hot metal and the blowing oxygen patterns are established. The resulting relationships depend on the considered variables and therefore could be used to determine operational strategies in order to obtain steels of a certain quality.

    Se analiza la eficacia de los procesos de transformación en convertidores en condiciones de trabajo determinadas, para deducir relaciones aplicables al control basadas en la modificación de cantidades y composiciones de las materias primas. Se plantean ecuaciones empíricas para determinar la composición final del acero como función de los aditivos y de las concentraciones iniciales del arrabio tratado, así como el patrón de soplado de oxígeno. Las relaciones obtenidas establecen las dependencias entre cada una de las variables consideradas y, por tanto, permiten determinar estrategias de operación para obtener aceros con unas calidades finales dadas.

  2. ANT, tourism and situated globality

    Jóhannesson, Gunnar Thór; Ren, Carina Bregnholm; van der Duim, René

    2015-01-01

    are used to define as the separate spheres of nature and culture. This paper explores and relates the central tenets of ANT in tourism with regard to the concept of the Anthropocene. It presents the ANT approach as a flat and object-oriented ontology and methodology and explores its potentials to...... carve out viable descriptions of the collective condition of humans and more-than-humans in the Anthropocene. Also and moving past a merely descriptive approach, it discusses it as a useful tool to engage with the situated globalities which come into being through the socio-spatial coupling of tourism...... and the Anthropocene through, as we propose improvisation, valuing and caring....

  3. Revolutionizing Remote Exploration with ANTS

    Clark, P. E.; Rilee, M. L.; Curtis, S.; Truszkowski, W.

    2002-05-01

    We are developing the Autonomous Nano-Technology Swarm (ANTS) architecture based on an insect colony analogue for the cost-effective, efficient, systematic survey of remote or inaccessible areas with multiple object targets, including planetary surface, marine, airborne, and space environments. The mission context is the exploration in the 2020s of the most compelling remaining targets in the solar system: main belt asteroids. Main belt asteroids harbor important clues to Solar System origins and evolution which are central to NASA's goals in Space Science. Asteroids are smaller than planets, but their number is far greater, and their combined surface area likely dwarfs the Earth's. An asteroid survey will dramatically increase our understanding of the local resources available for the Human Exploration and Development of Space. During the mission composition, shape, gravity, and orbit parameters could be returned to Earth for perhaps several thousand asteroids. A survey of this area will rival the great explorations that encircled this globe, opened up the New World, and laid the groundwork for the progress and challenges of the last centuries. The ANTS architecture for a main belt survey consists of a swarm of as many as a thousand or more highly specialized pico-spacecraft that form teams to survey as many as one hundred asteroids a month. Multi-level autonomy is critical for ANTS and the objective of the proposed study is to work through the implications and constraints this entails. ANTS couples biologically inspired autonomic control for basic functions to higher level artificial intelligence that together enable individual spacecraft to operate as specialized, cooperative, social agents. This revolutionary approach postulates highly advanced, but familiar, components integrated and operated in a way that uniquely transcends any evolutionary extrapolation of existing trends and enables thousand-spacecraft missions.

  4. "Estudio tribologico de aceros para moldes. Aplicacion al moldeo por inyeccion de polibutilentereftalato reforzado con fibra de vidrio"

    Martinez Mateo, Isidoro Jose

    fabricacion del molde, tienen una gran influencia sobre su comportamiento en servicio a lo largo de la vida util del molde. En la primera parte del presente estudio, a partir de ensayos punzon sobre disco, se ha determinado la relacion entre la resistencia al desgaste y la dureza de aceros para moldes obtenidos a partir de bloques de gran espesor, estudiando los principales mecanismos de desgaste que tienen lugar. A continuacion, con el fin de determinar el dano superficial que sufren los aceros para moldes en condiciones reales de inyeccion, se han estudiado distintos tipos de aceros utilizados comercialmente en moldes de inyeccion de polimeros y materiales compuestos, seleccionando las condiciones de operacion para determinar la variacion de la rugosidad superficial del acero en funcion del material inyectado, del numero de operaciones sucesivas de inyeccion y de la orientacion del flujo de inyeccion, mediante tecnicas de perfilometria optica y microscopia electronica de barrido. Ademas del dano superficial sufrido por el acero con el numero de piezas inyectadas, tambien se ha determinado la evolucion de la rugosidad superficial de los materiales inyectados, polibutilentereftalato (PBT) puro y materiales compuestos derivados de PBT por adicion de un 20 o un 50% en peso de fibra de vidrio. En el caso de las piezas inyectadas, se ha caracterizado su microestructura en funcion del flujo de inyeccion y de la densidad de fibra, se han determinado sus propiedades termicas y dinamico-mecanicas, asi como la variacion de la rugosidad superficial de las piezas inyectadas con el numero de operaciones de inyeccion y con la geometria de las distintas secciones de las piezas. Finalmente, se ha evaluado la resistencia a la abrasion de PBT reforzado con un 50% de fibra, en funcion del numero de piezas inyectadas y de la direccion de rayado con respecto a la orientacion del flujo de inyeccion.

  5. Fire ant-detecting canines: a complementary method in detecting red imported fire ants.

    Lin, Hui-Min; Chi, Wei-Lien; Lin, Chung-Chi; Tseng, Yu-Ching; Chen, Wang-Ting; Kung, Yu-Ling; Lien, Yi-Yang; Chen, Yang-Yuan

    2011-02-01

    In this investigation, detection dogs are trained and used in identifying red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren, and their nests. The methodology could assist in reducing the frequency and scope of chemical treatments for red imported fire ant management and thus reduce labor costs and chemical use as well as improve control and quarantine efficiency. Three dogs previously trained for customs quarantine were retrained to detect the scents of red imported fire ants. After passing tests involving different numbers of live red imported fire ants and three other ant species--Crematogaster rogenhoferi Mayr, Paratrechina longicornis Latreille, and Pheidole megacephala F.--placed in containers, ajoint field survey for red imported fire ant nests by detection dogs and bait traps was conducted to demonstrate their use as a supplement to conventional detection methods. The most significant findings in this report are (1) with 10 or more red imported fire ants in scent containers, the dogs had >98% chance in tracing the red imported fire ant. Upon the introduction of other ant species, the dogs still achieved on average, a 93% correct red imported fire ant indication rate. Moreover, the dogs demonstrated great competence in pinpointing emerging and smaller red imported fire ant nests in red imported fire ant-infested areas that had been previously confirmed by bait trap stations. (2) Along with the bait trap method, we also discovered that approximately 90% of red imported fire ants foraged within a distance of 14 m away from their nests. The results prove detection dogs to be most effective for red imported fire ant control in areas that have been previously treated with pesticides and therefore containing a low density of remaining red imported fire ant nests. Furthermore, as a complement to other red imported fire ant monitoring methods, this strategy will significantly increase the efficacy of red imported fire ant control in cases of individual mount treatment

  6. Efeito da amarração em Ortodontia, com ligaduras elastoméricas e de aço inoxidável, na saúde periodontal Effects of orthodontic ligation-using elastomeric and stainless steel ligatures-on periodontal health

    Clotilde Freitas Rodrigues

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o presente estudo avaliou clinicamente as condições periodontais de um grupo teste e um grupo controle utilizando-se os seguintes três sistemas de indexação periodontal: índice de biofilme, índice de sangramento e profundidade de sondagem. MÉTODOS: o grupo teste foi composto por 20 indivíduos com média etária de 13,5 anos, submetido ao tratamento ortodôntico fixo, que recebeu duas formas de ligaduras: a elastomérica e a de aço inoxidável. Os resultados foram comparados entre si e com um grupo controle, sem tratamento ortodôntico, composto de 15 indivíduos com média etária de 15,3 anos. As mensurações foram realizadas previamente ao tratamento ortodôntico (T1 e seis meses após a colocação do aparelho ortodôntico fixo (T2; e, no grupo controle, após seis meses da mensuração inicial (T2. Ambos os grupos foram orientados quanto à higiene bucal, segundo a técnica de Bass, antes do início do tratamento. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os resultados das análises das faces dentárias demonstraram um aumento estatisticamente significativo nos índices de biofilme (P=0,000, sangramento gengival (P=0,000 e profundidade de sondagem (P=0,000, quando T1 e T2 e os grupos foram comparados; entretanto, não foram encontradas diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre as ligaduras elastoméricas e de aço inoxidável na avaliação desses índices periodontais.OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to conduct a clinical evaluation of the periodontal conditions of a test group and a control group using three periodontal indexing systems, namely: dental biofilm index (DBI, bleeding index (BI and pocket probing depth (PPD. METHODS: The test group consisted of 20 subjects with a mean age of 13.5 years undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment involving the use of two types of ligature: elastomeric ligature (EL and stainless steel ligature (SSL. The results were compared with a control group without prior orthodontic treatment, comprising

  7. Symbiont recruitment versus ant-symbiont co-evolution in the attine ant-microbe symbiosis.

    Mueller, Ulrich G

    2012-06-01

    The symbiosis between fungus-farming ants (Attini, Formicidae), their cultivated fungi, garden-infecting Escovopsis pathogens, and Pseudonocardia bacteria on the ant integument has been popularized as an example of ant-Escovopsis-Pseudonocardia co-evolution. Recent research could not verify earlier conclusions regarding antibiotic-secreting, integumental Pseudonocardia that co-evolve to specifically suppress Escovopsis disease in an ancient co-evolutionary arms-race. Rather than long-term association with a single, co-evolving Pseudonocardia strain, attine ants accumulate complex, dynamic biofilms on their integument and in their gardens. Emerging views are that the integumental biofilms protect the ants primarily against ant diseases, whereas garden biofilms protect primarily against garden diseases; attine ants selectively recruit ('screen in') microbes into their biofilms; and the biofilms of ants and gardens serve diverse functions beyond disease-suppression. PMID:22445196

  8. Adesão de linhagem selvagem de Streptococcus thermophilus em superfície de aço inoxidável e efeitos da higienização na sua remoção

    GÂNDARA Ana Lourdes Neves

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Linhagem selvagem de Streptococcus thermophilus isolada de leite pasteurizado foi avaliada em modelo experimental quanto a adesão em superfície de aço inoxidável e comportamento frente à limpeza e sanificação. Em leite, a adesão do microrganismo em aço inoxidável foi estudada em 6h de contato a 45°C sob agitação e uma higienização com detergentes alcalino e ácido seguida de sanificação foi utilizada para avaliação do comportamento das células aderidas frente à higienização. Esse microrganismo aderiu a essa superfície produzindo uma carga de 10(4UFC/cm². Após a limpeza alcalina não foram detectadas células aderidas; em seguida a limpeza ácida 6 UFC/cm² ainda foram detectadas. A sanificação com hipoclorito de sódio, após a limpeza, foi suficiente para reduzir a carga de S. thermophilus selvagem aderida ao aço inoxidável. O modelo experimental mostrou-se adequado para o estudo, indicando que a cultura selvagem de Streptococcus thermophilus é produtora de biofilme em superfície de aço inoxidável. A limpeza da superfície de aço inoxidável por detergência alcalina remove mais que 99,9% das células aderidas. Pequenos números de células remanescentes são removidos na detergência ácida o que demonstra a necessidade das diferentes etapas e tipos de detergentes para a eficiência da limpeza. Melhores resultados na remoção desse biofilme são alcançadas com detergência alcalina seguida de detergência ácida e mais eficientemente quando se utiliza uma sanificação complementar com hipoclorito de sódio.

  9. Leaf-Cutter Ant Parasitoids: Current Knowledge

    Patricia J. Folgarait

    2013-01-01

    This review updates and summarizes the current knowledge about the interaction of leaf-cutter ants and their parasitoids by providing comparable data for Acromyrmex and Atta ants. First, an overview of the relevant aspects of the biology and taxonomy of leaf cutters and of their parasitoids is provided. Second, I show the peculiarities of the parasitoids attacking behaviors towards their host as well as the responses or ant defenses against the phorids exhibited by their hosts. Third, I discu...

  10. The agricultural pathology of ant fungus gardens

    Currie, Cameron R; Mueller, Ulrich G.; Malloch, David

    1999-01-01

    Gardens of fungus-growing ants (Formicidae: Attini) traditionally have been thought to be free of microbial parasites, with the fungal mutualist maintained in nearly pure “monocultures.” We conducted extensive isolations of “alien” (nonmutualistic) fungi from ant gardens of a phylogenetically representative collection of attine ants. Contrary to the long-standing assumption that gardens are maintained free of microbial pathogens and parasites, they are in fact host to specialized parasites th...

  11. Path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis

    Müller, Martin; Wehner, Rüdiger

    1988-01-01

    Foraging desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, continually keep track of their own posotions relative to home— i.e., integrate their tortuous outbound routes and return home along straight (inbound) routes. By experimentally manipulating the ants' outbound trajectories we show that the ants solve this path integration problem not by performing a true vector summation (as a human navigator does) but by employing a computationally simple approximation. This approximation is characterized by small, b...

  12. Towards a multilevel ant colony optimization

    Lian, Thomas Andreé; Llave, Marilex Rea

    2014-01-01

    Ant colony optimization is a metaheuristic approach for solving combinatorial optimization problems which belongs to swarm intelligence techniques. Ant colony optimization algorithms are one of the most successful strands of swarm intelligence which has already shown very good performance in many combinatorial problems and for some real applications. This thesis introduces a new multilevel approach for ant colony optimization to solve the NP-hard problems shortest path and traveling salesman....

  13. GRID SCHEDULING USING ENHANCED ANT COLONY ALGORITHM

    Mr. P.Mathiyalagan; U.R. Dhepthie; S.N. Sivanandam

    2010-01-01

    Grid computing is a high performance computing used to solve larger scale computational demands. Task scheduling is a major issue in grid computing systems. Scheduling of tasks is the NP hard problem. The heuristic approach provides optimal solution for NP hard problems .The ant colony algorithm provides optimal solution. The existing ant colony algorithm takes more time to schedule the tasks. In this paper ant colony algorithm improved by enhancing pheromone updating rule such that it schedu...

  14. Ant cuticular response to phthalate pollution

    Lenoir, Alain; Axel, Touchard; Devers, Séverine; Christidès, Jean-Philippe; Boulay, Raphaël; Cuvillier-Hot, Virginie

    2014-01-01

    Phthalates are common atmospheric contaminantsused in the plastic industry. Ants have been shown to constitutegood bioindicators of phthalate pollution. Hence,phthalates remain trapped on ant cuticles which are mostlycoated with long-chain hydrocarbons. In this study, we artificiallycontaminated Lasius niger ants with four phthalates:dibutyl phthalate (DBP), diisobutyl phthalate (DiBP), di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), and benzyl butyl phthalate(BBP). The first three have previously been fo...

  15. The fire ant Solenopsis saevissima and habitat disturbance alter ant communities

    Dejean, A; Cereghino, R.; Leponce, M.; Rossi, V; Roux, Olivier; Compin, A.; Delabie, J. H. C.; Corbara, B.

    2015-01-01

    The fire ant Solenopsis saevissima is a major pest frequent in human-disturbed areas of its native range where it forms 'supercolonies'. We determined that its natural habitat in French Guiana is likely the sporadically flooded riparian forest and aimed to evaluate this ant's impact on the abundance and diversity of other ants by comparing different habitats at two sites. We noted a significant decrease in ant species richness between the rainforest and human-disturbed habitats (but not betwe...

  16. Multi-Phase Defense by the Big-Headed Ant, Pheidole obtusospinosa, Against Raiding Army Ants

    Huang, Ming H.

    2010-01-01

    Army ants are well known for their destructive raids of other ant colonies. Some known defensive strategies include nest evacuation, modification of nest architecture, blockade of nest entrances using rocks or debris, and direct combat outside the nest. Since army ants highly prefer Pheidole ants as prey in desert habitats, there may be strong selective pressure on Pheidole to evolve defensive strategies to better survive raids. In the case of P. obtusospinosa Pergande (Hymenoptera: Formicida...

  17. Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Continuous Domains Based on Position Distribution Model of Ant Colony Foraging

    Liqiang Liu; Yuntao Dai; Jinyu Gao

    2014-01-01

    Ant colony optimization algorithm for continuous domains is a major research direction for ant colony optimization algorithm. In this paper, we propose a distribution model of ant colony foraging, through analysis of the relationship between the position distribution and food source in the process of ant colony foraging. We design a continuous domain optimization algorithm based on the model and give the form of solution for the algorithm, the distribution model of pheromone, the update rules...

  18. Caracterización microestructural, micromecánica y tribológica de aceros dual phase de alta resistencia sometidos a procesos de perfilado en frío (Microstructural, micromechanical and trobological characterización of high strength dual phase steels subjected to cold roll forming processes)

    Ruiz Andrés, Meritxell

    2012-01-01

    El sector de la automoción ha impulsado numerosos desarrollos en el campo de los materiales, específicamente aceros, para disminuir el peso en sus estructuras y, por tanto, el consumo de combustible y las emisiones de CO2 a la atmósfera. Uno de estos nuevos aceros que ha despertado mayor interés es el acero dual-phase, perteneciente a la familia de aceros avanzados de alta resistencia (AHSS, Advanced High Strength Steels), debido a su composición de ferrita y martensita la cual otorga a este ...

  19. Pest repellent properties of ant pheromones

    Offenberg, Joachim

    2012-01-01

    of ant pheromones may be sufficient to repel pest insects from ant territories. The study of ant semiochemicals is in its infancy, yet, evidence for their potential use in pest management is starting to build up. Pheromones from four of five tested ant species have been shown to deter herbivorous insect...... from the ants’ host plants. (i) Oecophylla smaragdina deposits disrupt chrysomelid (Rhyparida wallacei) feeding on a Thai mangrove, and (ii) deposits from O. longinoda repel ovipositing fruit flies (Bactrosera invadens and Ceratitis cosyra) from mango fruits in Benin. Also, deposits from two New World...

  20. Ilmub suurmeister Evald Okase monograafia / Ants Juske

    Juske, Ants, 1956-

    2009-01-01

    22. aprillil Kumu Kunstimuuseumis esitletavast monograafiast "Evald Okas", mille on kirjutanud Ants Juske, kujundanud Tiit Jürna. Evald Okasest, tema loomingust, elust Jaroslavlis ja rindekunstnikuna

  1. GRID SCHEDULING USING ENHANCED ANT COLONY ALGORITHM

    P. Mathiyalagan

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Grid computing is a high performance computing used to solve larger scale computational demands. Task scheduling is a major issue in grid computing systems. Scheduling of tasks is the NP hard problem. The heuristic approach provides optimal solution for NP hard problems .The ant colony algorithm provides optimal solution. The existing ant colony algorithm takes more time to schedule the tasks. In this paper ant colony algorithm improved by enhancing pheromone updating rule such that it schedules the tasks efficiently and better resource utilization. The simulation results prove that proposed method reduces the execution time of tasks compared to existing ant colony algorithm.

  2. Antígona y la muerte

    Pérez Alcolea, Simona Micaela

    2012-01-01

    La ponencia analiza la muerte de Antígona en la obra de Sófocles. Se propone que su suicidio es un acto consciente de voluntad preanunciado a lo largo de toda la obra y no una medida desesperada. Con ese fin se exploran las posibles motivaciones de Antígona para poner fin a su vida. En el análisis se proponen tres respuestas (no necesariamente excluyentes): -Antígona responde a la ética homérica. Está en lucha con Creón, y su suicidio es su golpe de gracia al poder del rey. -Antígona...

  3. Enhanced ants system and its application

    2005-01-01

    NP-hard combinational optimization problem is not solved very well until now. One enhanced ants system based on ants system is advanced after analysis of the deficiencies of existing ants systems. Some improvements are made in state transfer rule and local modification rule. Furthermore, the enhanced ants system can solve NP-hard combinational optimization problem with restraints and condition path. The successful application of TSP problem and transportation net problem indicates that the proposed system has stronger function and higher efficiency than the original system.

  4. Plants in Your Ants: Using Ant Mounds to Test Basic Ecological Principles

    Zettler, Jennifer A.; Collier, Alexander; Leidersdorf, Bil; Sanou, Missa Patrick

    2010-01-01

    Urban students often have limited access to field sites for ecological studies. Ubiquitous ants and their mounds can be used to study and test ecology-based questions. We describe how soil collected from ant mounds can be used to investigate how biotic factors (ants) can affect abiotic factors in the soil that can, in turn, influence plant growth.

  5. Low temperature plasma carburizing of AISI 316L austenitic stainless steel and AISI F51 duplex stainless steel Cementação sob plasma à baixa temperatura do aço inoxidável austenítico AISI 316L e do aço inoxidável duplex AISI F51

    Carlos Eduardo Pinedo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this work an austenitic AISI 316L and a duplex AISI F51 (EN 1.4462 stainless steel were DC-Plasma carburized at 480ºC, using CH4 as carbon carrier gas. For the austenitic AISI 316L stainless steel, low temperature plasma carburizing induced a strong carbon supersaturation in the austenitic lattice and the formation of carbon expanded austenite (γC without any precipitation of carbides. The hardness of the carburized AISI 316L steel reached a maximum of 1000 HV due to ∼13 at% carbon supersaturation and expansion of the FCC lattice. For the duplex stainless steel AISI F51, the austenitic grains transformed to carbon expanded austenite (γC, the ferritic grains transformed to carbon expanded ferrite (αC and M23C6 type carbides precipitated in the nitrided case. Hardness of the carburized case of the F51 duplex steel reached 1600 HV due to the combined effects of austenite and ferrite lattice expansion with a fine and dispersed precipitation of M23C6 carbides.O aço inoxidável austenítico AISI 316L e o aço inoxidável duplex AISI F51 (EN 1.4462 foram cementados sob plasma-DC na temperatura de 480ºC, utilizando-se CH4 como gás de arraste. A cementação sob plasma à baixa temperatura conduziu a uma elevada supersaturação do reticulado cristalino em carbono com a formação de austenita expandida(γC, sem a precipitação de carbonetos. A dureza do aço 316L, após a cementação, atingiu um valor máximo de 1000 HV, devido à supersaturação de ∼ 13 at% de carbono e à expansão do reticulado cristalino CFC. Para o aço inoxidável duplex AISI F51, os grãos de austenita se transformaram em austenita expandida pelo carbono e os grãos de ferrita se transformaram para ferrita expandida com a precipitação de carbonetos do tipo M23C6, na camada cementada. A dureza da camada cementada, no aço F51, atingiu 1600HV, devido ao efeito combinado da expansão dos reticulados cristalinos da austenita e da ferrita com a precipitação fina e

  6. Inyección de mineral de manganeso en acero líquido

    Vargas-Ramírez, M.

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available A theoretical and experimental analysis is carried out to estimate the rate of MnO reduction when manganese ore is injected into liquid steel with three carbon contents, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 mass % at 1600 °C. It is assumed that there are two reaction zones along the flux injection operation: a transitory reaction between the rising particles and the bulk metal, and the permanent reaction between the metal and the top slag. The experiments were carried out in an open 10 kg induction furnace using A1203 refractory. The results show that the transitory reaction plays a more important role in the powder injection process than the permanent reaction. The reduction of MnO with silicon is more important when the basicity of the slag is high; this is because the aSi02 decreases as the slag basicity is increased. However, when the slag basicity is low and the initial carbon content in steel is high the reduction of MnO with silicon becomes less efficient, although silicon still remains better reducing agent than carbon.

    En este trabajo se realiza un estudio, teórico y experimental, para determinar la velocidad de reducción de MnO inyectado dentro de acero líquido con contenidos de carbono de 0,5, 1,0 y 2,0 % masa, a 1.600 °C. El modelo considera que se establecen dos zonas de reacción: la transitoria, que se produce entre las partículas inyectadas y el metal líquido, y la permanente, que tiene lugar en la interfase entre el metal y la escoria. Los experimentos se llevaron a cabo en un horno de inducción de 10 kg de capacidad con refractario de alta alúmina. Los resultados muestran que la reacción transitoria produce una mayor reducción de MnO que la reacción permanente. La reducción de MnO con silicio es más importante cuando la basicidad de la escoria es elevada debido a que se disminuye la aSi02. Para una basicidad baja y un alto contenido de carbono en el baño, la eficiencia de la reducción de MnO con silicio disminuye, aunque el

  7. Modelización del proceso de austenización de un acero eutectoide

    Caballero, F. G.

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available A model describing the pearlite-to-austenite transformation during continuous heating in an eutectoid steel has been developed. In that model, Avrami equation has been successfully applied to calculate the austenite volume fraction formed under non-isothermal conditions. The influence of parameters such as interlamellar spacing and edge length of pearlite colonies and heating rate on the austenite formation kinetics has been experimentally studied and considered in the modelling. It has been found that the kinetics of austenite formation is slower the coarser the initial pearlite microstructure and the higher the heating rate. Moreover, both start and finish temperatures of the transformation slightly increase as heating rate does, but finish temperatures are more sensitive to that parameter. A good agreement (accuracy higher than 90% in square correlation factor between experimental and predicted values has been found.

    En este trabajo se ha desarrollado un modelo matemático para el cálculo de la cinética de formación de austenita a partir de perlita en un acero eutectoide en condiciones de calentamiento continuo. En dicho modelo, se ha aplicado, con éxito, la ecuación de Avrami para calcular la fracción de volumen de la austenita formada en condiciones no isotérmicas. La influencia de parámetros tales como el espaciado interlaminar, la longitud de borde de colonia de perlita y la velocidad de calentamiento sobre la cinética de formación de austenita, ha sido estudiada experimentalmente y considerada en la modelización. Se ha comprobado que la cinética de formación de austenita es más lenta cuanto más grosera es la perlita inicial y más alta es la velocidad de calentamiento. Asimismo, las temperaturas de inicio y final de la transformación aumentan ligeramente con la velocidad de calentamiento, aunque las temperaturas finales son más sensibles a este parámetro. Los resultados experimentales para la fracción de volumen

  8. Influencia de diferentes tratamientos termoquímicos en aceros sinterizados base molibdeno

    Candela, N.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Prealloyed steel powders with different amount of Mo-Cu-Ni-C were compacted at 700 MPa and sintered at 1120 °C in 95 % N2-5 % H2. After sinterizing, these materials were treated by carburizing. For materials characterization radial crushing strength were preformed, density was calculated and a complete study of fracture surfaces was carried out using scanning electron microscopy. The results of radial crushing strength show that resistance after carburizing is higher than in sintered materials. The fracture surfaces give an idea of materials briteless and the treatment depth. In sintered materials, a dúctil surface was observed, with the characteristic dimples. The fracture surfaces after different treatments show britelessnes in the outer zone, while inside appears a mix of dúctil and briteles fracture.

    Polvos prealeados de aceros con diferentes contenidos de Mo-Cu-Ni -C se compactaron a 700 MPa y se sinterizaron a 1.120 °C en atmósfera de 95 % N2-5 % H2. Después de la sinterización, los materiales se trataron termoquímicamente para su cementación (proceso endogas. Para la caracterización de todos los materiales se realizaron ensayos de compresión del tipo radial crushing strength, se calculó la densidad y se hizo un completo estudio de las superficies de fracturas a través de microscopía electrónica de barrido. Los resultados de resistencia a compresión muestran, después de la cementación, valores superiores a los encontrados en el estado sintetizado. La superficie de fractura da idea de la fragilidad del material y de la profundidad del tratamiento. En estado sintetizado, se observa una superficie de fractura totalmente dúctil, donde aparecen las características cavidades. Las superficies de fractura, tras distintos tipos de cementación, reflejan un comportamiento frágil en el exterior, mientras que el interior aparece una mezcla de fractura dúctil con frágil.

  9. Evaluación del coeficiente de endurecimiento del acero AISI 1045 deformado por rodillo

    D. Alcántara

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo es determinar el comportamiento del coeficiente de endurecimiento n por la ecuación de Hollomon en muestras cilíndricas de acero AISI 1045, las cuales, después de ser deformadas, se sometieron a ensayos de tracción. Se utiliza un diseño de experimento donde se tienen en cuenta las variables número de revolución (n con 27, 54 y 110 rev/min, fuerza de compresión (P de 500, 1 500 y   2 500 N y avance (S de 0,075; 0,125 y 0,25 mm/rev. Finalmente, aplicando el método de regresión se obtuvo un coeficiente de endurecimiento, el cual se aproxima a la linealidad cuando restringimos el cálculo a rangos de deformación elevados. Este coeficiente de endurecimiento se aplica en la ecuación de Hollomon para determinar el nuevo valor de tensión de fluencia y aplicarlo para el cálculo del trabajo mínimo a realizar en un proceso de deformación en frío empleando rodillo simple.   Palabras clave: Deformación Plástica; tensión; deformación; endurecimiento.The objective of the work is to determine the behavior of the hardening coefficient n by the equation of Hollomon, in cylindrical samples of steel AISI 1045, those which, after the deformed, were subjected to traction rehearsals. He used an experiment design where are kept in mind the revolution number (n with 27, 54 and 110 rev/min, it compression forces (P of 500, 1 500 and 2 500 N and feed (S of 0.075; 0.125 and 0.25 mm/rev. Finally, applying the regression method a hardening coefficient was obtained, which approaches to the linearity when restrict the calculation to high ranges of deformation. This hardening coefficient is applied in the equation of Hollomon for determine the new value of flow tension and to apply in the calculation of the minimum work to carry out in a cold process of deformation using simple roller.   Keywords: Plastic deformation; stress; deformation; hardening.

  10. Avaliação do coeficiente de atrito de braquetes metálicos e estéticos com fios de aço inoxidável e beta-titânio Evaluation of the friction coefficient of metal and esthetic brackets with stainless steel and beta-titanium wires

    Cristine Pritsch Braga; Guilherme Drumond Vanzin; Ernani Menezes Marchioro; João Carlos P. Beck

    2004-01-01

    Um fator importante que define a eficácia dos aparelhos ortodônticos fixos é o atrito existente entre as superfícies de fios e braquetes. Assim, este estudo teve como objetivo investigar o coeficiente de atrito estático entre fios de aço inoxidável e beta-titânio (TP Orthodontics) e braquetes de aço inoxidável (Dynalock® - Unitek), braquetes estéticos com slot de aço inoxidável (Clarity® - Unitek) e estéticos convencionais (Allure® - GAC). Para tanto, construiu-se um equipament...

  11. A força de atrito em braquetes plásticos e de aço inoxidável com a utilização de quatro diferentes tipos de amarração Frictional forces in stainless steel and plastic brackets using four types of wire ligation

    Vanessa Nínia Correia Lima; Maria Elisa Rodrigues Coimbra; Carla D'Agostini Derech; Antônio Carlos de Oliveira Ruellas

    2010-01-01

    OBJETIVO: a finalidade deste estudo in vitro foi avaliar e comparar a resistência friccional em braquetes de aço inoxidável e de policarbonato compósito amarrados com fio metálico e elastômeros. MÉTODOS: foram utilizados quatro braquetes de aço inoxidável e quatro de policarbonato compósito (PC) para pré-molares levados à máquina universal de ensaio mecânico para a tração de um segmento de fio de aço inoxidável 0,019" x 0,025" na velocidade de 0,5mm/min, com 8mm de deslocamento total. A forma...

  12. The evolution of genome size in ants

    Spagna Joseph C

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Despite the economic and ecological importance of ants, genomic tools for this family (Formicidae remain woefully scarce. Knowledge of genome size, for example, is a useful and necessary prerequisite for the development of many genomic resources, yet it has been reported for only one ant species (Solenopsis invicta, and the two published estimates for this species differ by 146.7 Mb (0.15 pg. Results Here, we report the genome size for 40 species of ants distributed across 10 of the 20 currently recognized subfamilies, thus making Formicidae the 4th most surveyed insect family and elevating the Hymenoptera to the 5th most surveyed insect order. Our analysis spans much of the ant phylogeny, from the less derived Amblyoponinae and Ponerinae to the more derived Myrmicinae, Formicinae and Dolichoderinae. We include a number of interesting and important taxa, including the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile, Neotropical army ants (genera Eciton and Labidus, trapjaw ants (Odontomachus, fungus-growing ants (Apterostigma, Atta and Sericomyrmex, harvester ants (Messor, Pheidole and Pogonomyrmex, carpenter ants (Camponotus, a fire ant (Solenopsis, and a bulldog ant (Myrmecia. Our results show that ants possess small genomes relative to most other insects, yet genome size varies three-fold across this insect family. Moreover, our data suggest that two whole-genome duplications may have occurred in the ancestors of the modern Ectatomma and Apterostigma. Although some previous studies of other taxa have revealed a relationship between genome size and body size, our phylogenetically-controlled analysis of this correlation did not reveal a significant relationship. Conclusion This is the first analysis of genome size in ants (Formicidae and the first across multiple species of social insects. We show that genome size is a variable trait that can evolve gradually over long time spans, as well as rapidly, through processes that may

  13. S-N Curves of high resistance steels in the gigacyclic regime; Curvas S-N de aceros de alta resistencia dentro del regimen gigaciclico

    Marinez G, I [Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers-Institut des Technologies et des Materiaux Avances (CNAM-ITMA), Paris (France); Dominguez A, G [Instituto Tecnologico de Celaya, Guanajuato (Mexico); Bathias, C [Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers-Institut des Technologies et des Materiaux Avances (CNAM-ITMA), Paris (France)

    2004-04-15

    In this paper, the fatigue behavior of high strength steel used for mechanical parts has been investigated in the gigacycle fatigue regime. An experimental study has been carried out with both: R = 0.1 (perlitic-ferritic steel) and R = -1 (perlitic-ferritic steel, bainitic steel, martensitic steels) loads, at a high frequency of 20 khz up to 1010 cycles, to determine the S-N curves when fatigue life is more than 107 cycles. Comparison of experimental results at frequencies of 20 khz and 30 Hz with R = -1, shows that the S-N curve has a good agreement between 105 and 107 cycles for the high strength steels, Furthermore, fracture surface observations are made by SEM; the transition of crack initiation site is described. The generalization of gigacycle fatigue behavior is analyzed. More often initiation of fatigue crack at 109 cycles is a bulk phenomenon with an important effect of stress concentration due to mineral inclusions or perlitic platelets. Thus, the Murakami model is efficient when we can measure the defects associated with fracture, but it can not take into account the microstructure effect related to platelets phenomenon. [Spanish] En este trabajo se investigo el comportamiento en fatiga gigaciclica de varios aceros de alta resistencia utilizados en la industria automotriz. El estudio experimental se llevo a cabo utilizando dos diferentes valores de carga: R = 0.1 (acero perlitoferritico) y R = -1 (acero perlito-ferritico, acero bainitico, aceros martensiticos), a una frecuencia de ensayo de 20 kHz y hasta 1010 ciclos, para determinar las curvas S-N arriba de 107 ciclos. La comparacion de resultados experimentales obtenidos utilizando frecuencias de ensayo de 20 kHz y 30 Hz con la relacion de carga R = - 1, muestran la continuidad de las curvas S-N entre 105 y 107 ciclos para estos aceros de alta resistencia. Por otro lado, observaciones de la superficie de fractura se efectuaron utilizando el microscopio electronico de barrido; se describe la transicion

  14. Antthrushes, antpittas, and gnateaters (Aves, Formicariidae) as army ant followers

    Edwin O Willis

    1984-01-01

    Antthrushes (Formicarius, Chamaeza) sometimes walk around swarms of army ants and capture ground prey, but do not follow ants regularly. Among antpittas, only fast-leaping Pittasoma michleri and P. rufopileatum regularly follow ants. Gnateaters (Conopophaga) follow ants little. All these ground-foraging genera are poorly adapted for rapid flying, and failure to follow ants is perhaps due to inability to evade predators or out fly competitors near groups of birds attracted by ants.

  15. Corrosión atmosférica del acero bajo en carbono en un ambiente marino polar. Estudio del efecto del régimen de vientos

    Rivero, S.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available The present work studies the atmospheric corrosion of carbon steel (UNE-EN 10130 in a sub-polar marine environment (Artigas Antarctic Scientific Base (BCAA, Uruguay as a function of site atmospheric salinity and exposure time. A linear relationship is established between corrosion rate and airborne salinity deposition rate, valid in the deposition range encountered (125-225 mg Cl/m2•d, and a bilogarithmic relationship is established between corrosion and exposure time (1-4 years. Atmospheric salinity is related with the monthly wind speed average, based on the concept of the wind run. Chloride ion deposition rates of less than 300 mg Cl/m2•d are related with remote (oceanic winds and coastal winds basically of speeds between 1-40 km/h, while higher deposition rates (300-700 mg Cl/m2•d correspond to coastal marine winds of a certain persistence with speeds of between 41-80 km/h.

    En el trabajo se estudia la corrosión atmosférica del acero al carbono (UNE-EN 10130 en un ambiente marino polar (Base Científica Antártica Artigas (BCAA, Uruguay, en función de la salinidad atmosférica del lugar y del tiempo de exposición. Se establece una relación lineal entre corrosión en el primer año de exposición atmosférica y velocidad de deposición de salinidad en el intervalo de salinidades medias encontrado (125-225 mg Cl/m2•d, así como una relación bilogarítmica entre corrosión y tiempo de exposición (1-4 años. Se relaciona la salinidad atmosférica con la velocidad media mensual del viento y su dirección característica, a partir del concepto de recorrido del viento. Velocidades de depósito de iones cloruro inferiores a 300 mg Cl/m2•d se deben a vientos lejanos oceánicos y vientos costeros con velocidades, fundamentalmente, en el intervalo 1-40 km/h, en tanto que velocidades de depósito superiores

  16. Implementasi Algoritma Ant Colony System Dalam Menentukan Optimisasi Network Routing .

    Lubis, Dini Anggraini

    2011-01-01

    Ant Colony System is an algorithm that adapt from ants biologic behavior which the ant colony can hold to find shortest path. Ant Colony System can implement for several optimization problems and one of them is in network routing. Ant colony system that talked in this paper is about optimization cases in network routing called AntNet. The purpose of AntNet is to search shortest path between source node to destination node based the table routing read by AntNet. In this research, it implemente...

  17. The Biochemical Toxin Arsenal from Ant Venoms.

    Touchard, Axel; Aili, Samira R; Fox, Eduardo Gonçalves Paterson; Escoubas, Pierre; Orivel, Jérôme; Nicholson, Graham M; Dejean, Alain

    2016-01-01

    Ants (Formicidae) represent a taxonomically diverse group of hymenopterans with over 13,000 extant species, the majority of which inject or spray secretions from a venom gland. The evolutionary success of ants is mostly due to their unique eusociality that has permitted them to develop complex collaborative strategies, partly involving their venom secretions, to defend their nest against predators, microbial pathogens, ant competitors, and to hunt prey. Activities of ant venom include paralytic, cytolytic, haemolytic, allergenic, pro-inflammatory, insecticidal, antimicrobial, and pain-producing pharmacologic activities, while non-toxic functions include roles in chemical communication involving trail and sex pheromones, deterrents, and aggregators. While these diverse activities in ant venoms have until now been largely understudied due to the small venom yield from ants, modern analytical and venomic techniques are beginning to reveal the diversity of toxin structure and function. As such, ant venoms are distinct from other venomous animals, not only rich in linear, dimeric and disulfide-bonded peptides and bioactive proteins, but also other volatile and non-volatile compounds such as alkaloids and hydrocarbons. The present review details the unique structures and pharmacologies of known ant venom proteinaceous and alkaloidal toxins and their potential as a source of novel bioinsecticides and therapeutic agents. PMID:26805882

  18. The Biochemical Toxin Arsenal from Ant Venoms

    Axel Touchard

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Ants (Formicidae represent a taxonomically diverse group of hymenopterans with over 13,000 extant species, the majority of which inject or spray secretions from a venom gland. The evolutionary success of ants is mostly due to their unique eusociality that has permitted them to develop complex collaborative strategies, partly involving their venom secretions, to defend their nest against predators, microbial pathogens, ant competitors, and to hunt prey. Activities of ant venom include paralytic, cytolytic, haemolytic, allergenic, pro-inflammatory, insecticidal, antimicrobial, and pain-producing pharmacologic activities, while non-toxic functions include roles in chemical communication involving trail and sex pheromones, deterrents, and aggregators. While these diverse activities in ant venoms have until now been largely understudied due to the small venom yield from ants, modern analytical and venomic techniques are beginning to reveal the diversity of toxin structure and function. As such, ant venoms are distinct from other venomous animals, not only rich in linear, dimeric and disulfide-bonded peptides and bioactive proteins, but also other volatile and non-volatile compounds such as alkaloids and hydrocarbons. The present review details the unique structures and pharmacologies of known ant venom proteinaceous and alkaloidal toxins and their potential as a source of novel bioinsecticides and therapeutic agents.

  19. The Complexity of Fire Ant Nestmate Recognition

    Fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri, were inadvertently introduced into the United States in the early 1900s and currently inhabit over 129 million hectares in Puerto Rico and twelve southern states from Texas to Virginia. Imported fire ants have also become established in isolated...

  20. Dynamical Equilibrium of Interacting Ant Societies

    Leok, B T M

    1996-01-01

    The sustainable biodiversity associated with a specific ecological niche as a function of land area is analysed computationally by considering the interaction of ant societies over a collection of islands. A power law relationship between sustainable species and land area is observed. We will further consider the effect a perturbative inflow of ants has upon the model.

  1. AntStar: Enhancing Optimization Problems by Integrating an Ant System and A⁎ Algorithm

    Mohammed Faisal

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Recently, nature-inspired techniques have become valuable to many intelligent systems in different fields of technology and science. Among these techniques, Ant Systems (AS have become a valuable technique for intelligent systems in different fields. AS is a computational system inspired by the foraging behavior of ants and intended to solve practical optimization problems. In this paper, we introduce the AntStar algorithm, which is swarm intelligence based. AntStar enhances the optimization and performance of an AS by integrating the AS and A⁎ algorithm. Applying the AntStar algorithm to the single-source shortest-path problem has been done to ensure the efficiency of the proposed AntStar algorithm. The experimental result of the proposed algorithm illustrated the robustness and accuracy of the AntStar algorithm.

  2. Hybrid chaotic ant swarm optimization

    Chaotic ant swarm optimization (CASO) is a powerful chaos search algorithm that is used to find the global optimum solution in search space. However, the CASO algorithm has some disadvantages, such as lower solution precision and longer computational time, when solving complex optimization problems. To resolve these problems, an improved CASO, called hybrid chaotic swarm optimization (HCASO), is proposed in this paper. The new algorithm introduces preselection operator and discrete recombination operator into the CASO; meanwhile it replaces the best position found by own and its neighbors' ants with the best position found by preselection operator and discrete recombination operator in evolution equation. Through testing five benchmark functions with large dimensionality, the experimental results show the new method enhances the solution accuracy and stability greatly, as well as reduces the computational time and computer memory significantly when compared to the CASO. In addition, we observe the results can become better with swarm size increasing from the sensitivity study to swarm size. And we gain some relations between problem dimensions and swam size according to scalability study.

  3. Spectacular Batesian mimicry in ants

    Ito, Fuminori; Hashim, Rosli; Huei, Yek Sze; Kaufmann, Eva; Akino, Toshiharu; Billen, Johan

    2004-10-01

    The mechanism by which palatable species take advantage of their similarity in appearance to those that are unpalatable, in order to avoid predation, is called Batesian mimicry. Several arthropods are thought to be Batesian mimics of social insects; however, social insects that are Batesian mimics among themselves are rare. In Malaysia we found a possible Batesian mimic in an arboreal ant species, Camponotus sp., which was exclusively observed on foraging trails of the myrmicine ant Crematogaster inflata. The bright yellow and black colouring pattern, as well as the walking behaviour, were very similar in both species. We observed general interactions between the two species, and tested their palatability and the significance of the remarkably similar visual colour patterns for predator avoidance. Prey offered to C. inflata was also eaten by Camponotus workers in spite of their being attacked by C. inflata, indicating that Camponotus sp. is a commensal of C. inflata. An experiment with chicks as potential predators suggests that Camponotus sp. is palatable whereas C. inflata is unpalatable. After tasting C. inflata, the chicks no longer attacked Camponotus sp., indicating that Camponotus sp. is a Batesian mimic of Crematogaster inflata.

  4. Efecto de emplear enfriadores de cobre en la zona afectada térmicamente de un acero mil a46100

    RODRÍGUEZ FERNÁDEZ, JOHNNATAN; GIRALDO BARRADA, JORGE ENRIQUE

    2010-01-01

    Se estudió el efecto de emplear enfriadores de cobre como platina de respaldo en la ZAT de un acero de alta resistencia y baja aleación. Se soldaron láminas de 4,3 mm de espesor con el proceso SMAW en juntas a tope, utilizando un electrodo E312 de diámetro 1/8”. Se emplean dos espesores de lámina de cobre: 3/8” (A) y 1/4” (B). Se utilizaron dos posiciones de soldadura: la primera, posición plana (10° de inclinación) y la segunda, posición vertical (63° de inclinación) buscando dos entra...

  5. Tratamientos térmicos de los aceros sinterizados obtenidos a partir de polvos prealeados Fe-1,5% Mo

    Torralba, J. M.

    1995-04-01

    Full Text Available The influence of several heat treatments on the mechanical and physical properties of three different sintered Ni-Cu-Mo alloyed steels are evaluated. The heat treatments carried out were quenching and tempering at different temperatures. The raw material studied was a Fe-Mo prealloyed powder with an 1.5% Mo content.

    Se estudia la influencia que distintos estados de tratamiento térmico ejercen sobre las propiedades mecánicas y físicas de tres aceros aleados con cobre, níquel y molibdeno sinterizados. Los tratamientos térmicos realizados consisten en temple y revenido a distintas temperaturas. El material de partida utilizado para conseguir la aleación de molibdeno ha sido un polvo prealeado de Fe-1,5% Mo.

  6. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE ACEROS ALONIZADOS RESISTENTES A LA CORROSIÓN UTILIZADOS EN LA INDUSTRIA DEL PETRÓLEO

    Ramón Cortés; Regina Rodríguez; Andre Capra

    2004-01-01

    En el proceso de refinamiento del petróleo la deterioración por corrosión de las instalaciones metálicas es debido a la presencia de ácido sulfhídrico con gas nafténico, siendo más crítico el daño provocado por el hidrógeno. Una forma de protección contra estos medios corrosivos es la utilización de revestimiento de aluminio. Ese revestimiento representa protección pasiva y activa. Además, la presencia de una región ínter metálica de Fe/Al en la zona de ligación entre el aluminio y el acero, ...

  7. Formação de biofilme em aço inoxidável por Aeromonas hydrophila e Staphylococcus aureus usando leite e diferentes condições de cultivo Biofilm formation by Aeromonas hydrophila and Staphylococcus aureus on stainless steel using milk and different conditions of cultivation

    Cleube Andrade Boari; Mariana Pereira Alves; Victor Maximiliano Reis Tebaldi; Taciana Villela Savian; Roberta Hilsdorf Piccoli

    2009-01-01

    O objetivo desta pesquisa consistiu em avaliar a formação de biofilme em aço inoxidável por Aeromonas hydrophila e Staphylococcus aureus usando leite e diferentes condições de cultivo. As variáveis em estudo consistem no cultivo monoespécie e combinado, dos referidos microrganismos e nas temperaturas de 4, 7 e 18 °C. Recipientes contendo 1000 mL de leite, densidade populacional de 10(5) UFC.mL-1 de cada microrganismo e 10 cupons de aço inoxidável (10 × 20 mm) foram lacrados e armazenados, sob...

  8. Cryptococcus neoformans carried by Odontomachus bauri ants

    Mariana Santos de Jesus

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Cryptococcus neoformans is the most common causative agent of cryptococcosis worldwide. Although this fungus has been isolated from a variety of organic substrates, several studies suggest that hollow trees constitute an important natural niche for C. neoformans. A previously surveyed hollow of a living pink shower tree (Cassia grandis positive for C. neoformans in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was chosen for further investigation. Odontomachus bauri ants (trap-jaw ants found inside the hollow were collected for evaluation as possible carriers of Cryptococcus spp. Two out of 10 ants were found to carry phenoloxidase-positive colonies identified as C. neoformans molecular types VNI and VNII. The ants may have acted as a mechanical vector of C. neoformans and possibly contributed to the dispersal of the fungi from one substrate to another. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the association of C. neoformans with ants of the genus Odontomachus.

  9. Fungal Adaptations to Mutualistic Life with Ants

    Kooij, Pepijn Wilhelmus

    Fungus-growing ants (Attini) feed off a fungus they cultivate in a mutualistic symbiosis in underground chambers by providing it substrate they collect outside the colony. The tribe of Attine ants ranges from small colonies of the paleo- and basal Attine species with a few hundred workers that...... forage on crude substrates such as insect frass and dry plant material, to large colonies of the leaf-cutting ants with several thousands to several million workers that provide live plant material to their fungus gardens. Leaf-cutting ants are the dominant herbivores of the Neo-tropics, and have a major...... estimate that approximately half of these nuclei were represented by different genomes, giving the fungus a ploidy level of 5n-6n. In mutualistic symbioses it is important the partners stay true to each other. In fungus-growing ants, new founding queens bring a piece of fungus to build up their new colony...

  10. Urban ants and transportation of nosocomial bacteria.

    Rodovalho, Cynara M; Santos, Ana L; Marcolino, Marcus T; Bonetti, Ana M; Brandeburgo, Malcon A M

    2007-01-01

    Many ant species displaying synanthropic behavior that have successfully dispersed in urban areas can cause problems in hospitals by acting as bacterial vectors. In this study, we encountered bacteria on ants collected at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia hospital, in the campus and at households nearby. The ants were identified as Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius) and Camponotus vittatus (Forel) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and the bacterial strains found here belong to the group of the coagulase-positive staphylococcus, coagulase-negative staphylococcus and gram negative bacilli, including antimicrobial drug-resistant strains. An investigation of the bacteria found in the ants and in the environment revealed that some ants carried non-isolated bacteria from the same environment and with high levels of resistance, evidencing the transmission potential of these insects. PMID:17710329

  11. Fabricación de matrices de corte con aceros rápidos para herramientas mediante metalurgia de polvos

    Talacchia, S.

    1996-02-01

    Full Text Available The present work summarizes the results obtained by compacting water atomized powders of T42 modified carbon and vanadium, M3/2 and M2 high speed steels. The powders were compacted under complex forms (cut off dies and sintered under a 90 N2-9 H2-I CH4 industrial atmosphere. Heat treatments in different severity media were performed. Hardness of 1,100 HV can be obtained in the case of T42 modified steel. Also, the shrinking of the sintered specimens was study.

    Se estudia la fabricación de matrices de corte de aceros rápidos para herramientas mediante procesos de metalurgia de polvos. Los polvos de los aceros T42 con contenidos de carbono y vanadio modificados, M3/2 y M2, obtenidos por atomización en agua, se compactaron de tal modo que quedaron dotados de formas geométricas complejas. Después de sinterizados en una atmósfera industrial 90 N2-9 H2-I CH4, se trataron térmicamente en medios de distintas severidades. Tras el temple desde temperaturas de austenización cercanas a la temperatura óptima de sinterizado, se lograron durezas de hasta 1.100 HV. Se determinaron, también, las contracciones sufridas por las piezas sinterizadas.

  12. Elementos para la selección de aceros que necesitan temple y revenido // Directions for selection of steel that need to be templing

    V. Carrera Martínez; V. Millo Carmenate; F. Hernández González

    1999-01-01

    A partir del análisis de la metodología de selección del material que se utiliza tanto para el diseño mecánico como para el deherramientas, se da una metodología para el caso de aceros con temple y revenido, que tiene en cuenta la templabilidad delmismo en combinación con la solicitación mecánica a la que se encuentra sometida la pieza. Se ilustra la metodología dedeterminación del diámetro crítico del acero con los diagramas de templabilidad obtenidos por el ensayo Yominy y unnomograma de te...

  13. Optimización de fases líquidas para la sinterización de aceros: efecto en la microestructura y comportamiento dimensional

    Bernardo Quejido, Elena

    2014-01-01

    Desde que aparecieron los primeros componentes pulvimetalúrgicos base hierro a principios de la década de los cuarenta, la industria de los aceros sinterizados ha pasado de proporcionar componentes de baja fiabilidad y propiedades mecánicas muy limitadas, a fabricar componentes de altas prestaciones y elevada robustez dimensional, que cubren un amplio espectro de aplicaciones y requerimientos. Las mejoras introducidas en los sistemas de aleación y las rutas de procesado han ...

  14. GRINDING OF HARDENED STEELS USING OPTIMIZED COOLING RECTIFICADO DE ACEROS ENDURECIDOS USANDO REFRIGERACIÓN OPTIMIZADA

    Manoel Cléber de Sampaio Alves

    2008-06-01

    medio. Para ello, al proceso de rectificación está intrínseco el reciclaje del fluido de corte, que se destaca por su costo. A través de la variación de la velocidad de avance en el proceso de rectificación cilíndrica externa del acero ABNT D6, racionalizando la aplicación de dos fluidos de corte y usando una muela superabrasiva de CBN (nitruro de boro cúbico con ligante vitrificado, se evaluaron los parámetros de salida fuerza tangencial de corte, rugosidad, circularidad, desgaste de la herramienta, la tensión residual y la integridad superficial a través de la microscopia electrónica de barrido (SEM de las piezas de prueba. Con el análisis del desempeño fluido, muela y velocidad de inmersión se encontró las mejores condiciones de fabricación propiciando la disminución del volumen de fluido de corte, disminución del tiempo de fabricación sin perjudicar los parámetros geométricos, dimensionales, el acabado superficial y la integridad superficial de los componentes.

  15. Qualidade do aço inoxidável martensítico do tipo AISI-420 utilizado na confecção de ferramentas cirúrgicas Quality of martensitic stainless steel type AISI-420 utilized in the manufacture surgical implements

    César Augusto Duarte Rodrigues

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Até o presente momento, o aço inoxidável martensítico do tipo AISI-420 é muito utilizado na confecção de ferramentas cirúrgicas. Tais ferramentas vêm apresentando corrosão prematura, identificada após processo de limpeza e esterilização, perda de corte e/ou quebra durante os processos cirúrgicos. Esse trabalho avalia esse aço sobre à composição química, dureza, microestrutura e resistência à corrosão por pite em solução de detergente enzimático diluída em água por polarização cíclica anódica. Essa mistura é utilizada na limpeza das ferramentas que são submersas por 2h nessa solução antes da lavagem e esterilização. Os resultados mostram aços com microestrutura composta de martensita com fase ferrita e impurezas. Os referidos aços apresentam baixos valores de potencial de pite em compara��ão aos aços com microestrutura totalmente martensítica que possuem maiores valores.Until now the martensitic stainless steel type AISI-420 is widely used in the manufacture of surgical implements. These implements present premature corrosion problems identified after cleaning, , sterilization and cutting edge loss and/or rupture during the surgical processes. This study evaluates the steel as to the chemical composition, hardness, microstructure and pitting corrosion resistance in a solution of enzyme detergent diluted in water by anodic cyclic polarization. This mixture is used in the cleaning of surgical implements that are submerged in this solution for 2 h before cleaning and sterilization. The results show steels with martensite microstructures in the ferrite phase, together wth impurities. These presented low pitting potential values in compariston to steels with a fully martensitic microstructure.

  16. Estudio tribológico de aceros austeníticos tipo Hadfield: influencia del manganeso en su respuesta frente al desgaste

    Camba, C.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzes the wear behavior of austenitic Hadfield steels with different manganese contents (4 to 6% of manganese. The tribological analysis has been carried out by pin on disk tests according to ASTMG99-05 standard. The results have been related to the hardness and to the microstructure of every sample. The wear resistance of these steels depends on the hardness of the material and is very influenced by the type and distribution of the precipitates.

    En este estudio se analiza la respuesta frente al desgaste de aceros austeníticos tipo Hadfield, en función del contenido de manganeso, partiendo de aceros con proporciones dentro del intervalo del 4 al 6 % de manganeso. El análisis tribológico se ha realizado mediante ensayos pin on disk, según norma ASTM G99-05, y los resultados obtenidos se han relacionado con la dureza y con la microestructura de cada muestra determinándose que, para este tipo de aceros, la resistencia al desgaste no sólo depende de la dureza del material sino que se ve muy influida por el tipo y distribución de precipitados existentes.

  17. Ant-Based Cyber Security

    Haack, Jereme N.; Fink, Glenn A.; Maiden, Wendy M.; McKinnon, Archibald D.; Templeton, Steven J.; Fulp, Errin W.

    2011-07-12

    We describe a swarming-agent-based, mixed-initiative approach to infrastructure defense where teams of humans and software agents defend cooperating organizations in tandem by sharing insights and solutions without violating proprietary boundaries. The system places human administrators at the appropriate level where they provide system guidance while lower-level agents carry out tasks humans are unable to perform quickly enough to mitigate today’s security threats. Cooperative Infrastructure Defense (CID) uses our ant-based approach to enable dialogue between humans and agents to foster a collaborative problem-solving environment, increase human situational awareness and influence using visualization and shared control. We discuss theoretical implementation characteristics along with results from recent proof-of-concept implementations.

  18. Individual Recognition in Ant Queens

    D'Ettorre, Patrizia; Heinze, Jürgen

    2005-01-01

    recognize each other's unique facial color patterns [3] . Individual recognition is advantageous when dominance hierarchies control the partitioning of work and reproduction 2 and 4 . Here, we show that unrelated founding queens of the ant Pachycondyla villosa use chemical cues to recognize each other...... individually. Aggression was significantly lower in pairs of queens that had previously interacted than in pairs with similar social history but no experience with one another. Moreover, subordinates discriminated familiar and unfamiliar dominants in choice experiments in which physical contact, but not odor...... perception, was prevented and in tests with anaesthetized queens. The cuticular chemical profiles of queens were neither associated with dominance nor fertility and, therefore, do not represent status badges 5 and 6 , and nestmate queens did not share a common odor. Personal recognition facilitates...

  19. How to be an ant on figs

    Bain, Anthony; Harrison, Rhett D.; Schatz, Bertrand

    2014-05-01

    Mutualistic interactions are open to exploitation by one or other of the partners and a diversity of other organisms, and hence are best understood as being embedded in a complex network of biotic interactions. Figs participate in an obligate mutualism in that figs are dependent on agaonid fig wasps for pollination and the wasps are dependent on fig ovules for brood sites. Ants are common insect predators and abundant in tropical forests. Ants have been recorded on approximately 11% of fig species, including all six subgenera, and often affect the fig-fig pollinator interaction through their predation of either pollinating and parasitic wasps. On monoecious figs, ants are often associated with hemipterans, whereas in dioecious figs ants predominantly prey on fig wasps. A few fig species are true myrmecophytes, with domatia or food rewards for ants, and in at least one species this is linked to predation of parasitic fig wasps. Ants also play a role in dispersal of fig seeds and may be particularly important for hemi-epiphytic species, which require high quality establishment microsites in the canopy. The intersection between the fig-fig pollinator and ant-plant systems promises to provide fertile ground for understanding mutualistic interactions within the context of complex interaction networks.

  20. Pheromone disruption of Argentine ant trail integrity.

    Suckling, D M; Peck, R W; Manning, L M; Stringer, L D; Cappadonna, J; El-Sayed, A M

    2008-12-01

    Disruption of Argentine ant trail following and reduced ability to forage (measured by bait location success) was achieved after presentation of an oversupply of trail pheromone, (Z)-9-hexadecenal. Experiments tested single pheromone point sources and dispersion of a formulation in small field plots. Ant walking behavior was recorded and digitized by using video tracking, before and after presentation of trail pheromone. Ants showed changes in three parameters within seconds of treatment: (1) Ants on trails normally showed a unimodal frequency distribution of walking track angles, but this pattern disappeared after presentation of the trail pheromone; (2) ants showed initial high trail integrity on a range of untreated substrates from painted walls to wooden or concrete floors, but this was significantly reduced following presentation of a point source of pheromone; (3) the number of ants in the pheromone-treated area increased over time, as recruitment apparently exceeded departures. To test trail disruption in small outdoor plots, the trail pheromone was formulated with carnuba wax-coated quartz laboratory sand (1 g quartz sand/0.2 g wax/1 mg pheromone). The pheromone formulation, with a half-life of 30 h, was applied by rotary spreader at four rates (0, 2.5, 7.5, and 25 mg pheromone/m(2)) to 1- and 4-m(2) plots in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Ant counts at bait cards in treated plots were significantly reduced compared to controls on the day of treatment, and there was a significant reduction in ant foraging for 2 days. These results show that trail pheromone disruption of Argentine ants is possible, but a much more durable formulation is needed before nest-level impacts can be expected. PMID:19034574

  1. Calibration of vector navigation in desert ants.

    Collett, M; Collett, T. S.; Wehner, R

    1999-01-01

    Desert ants (Cataglyphis sp.) monitor their position relative to the nest using a form of dead reckoning [1] [2] [3] known as path integration (PI) [4]. They do this with a sun compass and an odometer to update an accumulator that records their current position [1]. Ants can use PI to return to the nest [2] [3]. Here, we report that desert ants, like honeybees [5] and hamsters [6], can also use PI to approach a previously visited food source. To navigate to a goal using only PI information, a...

  2. Data classification by Fuzzy Ant-Miner

    Mohamed Hamlich

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we propose an extension of classification algorithm based on ant colony algorithms to handle continuous valued attributes using the concepts of fuzzy logic. The ant colony algorithms transform continuous attributes into nominal attributes by creating clenched discrete intervals. This may lead to false predictions of the target attribute, especially if the attribute value history is close to the borders of discretization. Continuous attributes are discretized on the fly into fuzzy partitions that will be used to develop an algorithm called Fuzzy Ant-Miner. Fuzzy rules are generated by using the concept of fuzzy entropy and fuzzy fitness of a rule.

  3. Faster-is-slower effect in escaping ants revisited: Ants do not behave like humans

    Parisi, Daniel R; Josens, Roxana

    2014-01-01

    In this work we studied the trajectories, velocities and densities of ants when egressing under controlled levels of stress produced by a chemical repellent at different concentrations. We found that, unlike other animals escaping under life-and-death conditions and pedestrian simulations, ants do not produce a higher density zone near the exit door. Instead, ants are uniformly distributed over the available space allowing for efficient evacuations. Consequently, the faster-is-slower effect observed in ants (Soria et al., 2012) is clearly of a different nature to that predicted by de social force model. In the case of ants, the minimum evacuation time is correlated with the lower probability of taking backward steps. Thus, as biological model ants have important differences that make their use inadvisable for the design of human facilities.

  4. Correlação de propriedades eletroquímicas da fase sigma com propriedades mecânicas e metalográficas em aços inoxidáveis duplex SAF2205

    Zempulski, Paulo Roberto Stocco

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: Este trabalho mostra que as propriedades eletroquímicas obtidas por voltametria linear para o aço inoxidável duplex SAF2205 podem ser correlacionadas às suas propriedades mecânicas e microestruturais. Diversas amostras foram envelhecidas isotermicamente a 870°C, em tempos diferentes, não ultrapassando 60 minutos, para induzir a precipitação da fase intermetálica sigma. A análise de imagens mostrou que esta fase se precipitou de forma crescente na microestrutura do material, na medida ...

  5. Faster-is-slower effect in escaping ants revisited: Ants do not behave like humans

    Parisi, Daniel R.; Soria, Sabrina A; Josens, Roxana

    2014-01-01

    In this work we studied the trajectories, velocities and densities of ants when egressing under controlled levels of stress produced by a chemical repellent at different concentrations. We found that, unlike other animals escaping under life-and-death conditions and pedestrian simulations, ants do not produce a higher density zone near the exit door. Instead, ants are uniformly distributed over the available space allowing for efficient evacuations. Consequently, the faster-is-slower effect o...

  6. Multitasking in a plant-ant interaction: how does Acacia myrtifolia manage both ants and pollinators?

    Martínez-Bauer, Angélica E; Martínez, Gerardo Cerón; Murphy, Daniel J; Burd, Martin

    2015-06-01

    Plant associations with protective ants are widespread among angiosperms, but carry the risk that ants will deter pollinators as well as herbivores. Such conflict, and adaptations to ameliorate or prevent the conflict, have been documented in African and neotropical acacias. Ant-acacia associations occur in Australia, but little is known of their ecology. Moreover, recent phylogenetic evidence indicates that Australian acacias are only distantly related to African and American acacias, providing an intercontinental natural experiment in the management of ant-pollinator conflict. We examined four populations of Acacia myrtifolia over a 400-km environmental gradient in southeastern Australia using ant and pollinator exclusion as well as direct observation of ants and pollinators to assess the potential for ant-pollinator conflict to affect seed set. Native bees were the only group of floral visitors whose visitation rates were a significant predictor of fruiting success, although beetles and wasps may play an important role as "insurance" pollinators. We found no increase in pollinator visitation or fruiting success following ant exclusion, even with large sample sizes and effective exclusion. Because ants are facultative visitors to A. myrtifolia plants, their presence may be insufficient to interfere greatly with floral visitors. It is also likely that the morphological location of extrafloral nectaries tends to draw ants away from reproductive parts, although we commonly observed ants on inflorescences, so the spatial separation is not strict. A. myrtifolia appears to maintain a generalized mutualism over a wide geographic range without the need for elaborate adaptations to resolve ant-pollinator conflict. PMID:25571873

  7. Are ant feces nutrients for plants? A metabolomics approach to elucidate the nutritional effects on plants hosting weaver ants

    Vidkjær, Nanna Hjort; Wollenweber, Bernd; Gislum, René;

    2015-01-01

    Weaver ants (genus Oecophylla) are tropical carnivorous ant species living in high numbers in the canopies of trees. The ants excrete copious amounts of fecal matter on leaf surfaces, and these feces may provide nutrients to host trees. This hypothesis is supported by studies of ant-plant interac...

  8. Egocentric information helps desert ants to navigate around familiar obstacles.

    Bisch-Knaden, S.; Wehner, R.

    2001-01-01

    Homing ants have been shown to associate directional information with familiar landmarks. The sight of these local cues might either directly guide the path of the ant or it might activate a landmark-based vector that points towards the goal position. In either case, the ants define their courses within allocentric systems of reference. Here, we show that desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, forced to run along a devious path can use egocentric information as well. The ants were trained to deviat...

  9. Rose Atoll - Eradication of Invasive Ants

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — There are at least 9 species of ants introduced to Rose Atoll, including species that tend to scale insects that are devastating the Pisonia grandis trees on the 15...

  10. Thomas Stearns Elioti neoklassitsistlik luuleteooria / Ants Oras

    Oras, Ants

    2003-01-01

    Varem ilmunud: rmt.: "Looming" 1932, nr. 2, lk. 196-208 ; rmt.: Ants Oras, "Laiemasse ringi : kirjanduslikke perspektiive ja profiile". Stockholm : Vaba Eesti, 1961, lk. 29-48, pealkirjaga "T. S. Elioti neoklassiline luuleteooria"

  11. An Improved Heuristic Ant-Clustering Algorithm

    Yunfei Chen; Yushu Liu; Jihai Zhao

    2004-01-01

    An improved heuristic ant-clustering algorithm(HAC)is presented in this paper. A device of 'memory bank' is proposed,which can bring forth heuristic knowledge guiding ant to move in the bi-dimension grid space.The device experiments on real data sets and synthetic data sets.The results demonstrate that HAC has superiority in misclassification error rate and runtime over the classical algorithm.

  12. Structure and formation of ant transportation networks

    Latty, Tanya; Ramsch, Kai; Ito, Kentaro; Nakagaki, Toshiyuki; Sumpter, David J. T.; Middendorf, Martin; Beekman, Madeleine

    2011-01-01

    Many biological systems use extensive networks for the transport of resources and information. Ants are no exception. How do biological systems achieve efficient transportation networks in the absence of centralized control and without global knowledge of the environment? Here, we address this question by studying the formation and properties of inter-nest transportation networks in the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). We find that the formation of inter-nest networks depends on the number...

  13. Statistical Approach for Selecting Elite Ants

    S., Raghavendra G

    2012-01-01

    Applications of ACO algorithms to obtain better solutions for combinatorial optimization problems have become very popular in recent years. In ACO algorithms, group of agents repeatedly perform well defined actions and collaborate with other ants in order to accomplish the defined task. In this paper, we introduce new mechanisms for selecting the Elite ants dynamically based on simple statistical tools. We also investigate the performance of newly proposed mechanisms.

  14. On Ants, Bacteria and Dynamic Environments

    Ramos, Vitorino; Fernandes, Carlos; Rosa, Agostinho C

    2005-01-01

    Wasps, bees, ants and termites all make effective use of their environment and resources by displaying collective swarm intelligence. Termite colonies - for instance - build nests with a complexity far beyond the comprehension of the individual termite, while ant colonies dynamically allocate labor to various vital tasks such as foraging or defense without any central decision-making ability. Recent research suggests that microbial life can be even richer: highly social, intricately networked...

  15. Clustering outdoor soundscapes using fuzzy ants

    De Coensel, Bert; Botteldooren, Dick; Debacq, K.; Nilsson, M.E.; Berglund, B

    2008-01-01

    A classification algorithm for environmental sound recordings or "soundscapes" is outlined. An ant clustering approach is proposed, in which the behavior of the ants is governed by fuzzy rules. These rules are optimized by a genetic algorithm specially designed in order to achieve the optimal set of homogeneous clusters. Soundscape similarity is expressed as fuzzy resemblance of the shape of the sound pressure level histogram, the frequency spectrum and the spectrum of temporal fluctuations. ...

  16. Covenant idea in ante-Nicene theology

    Duncan, Jennings Ligon

    1995-01-01

    This thesis argues that the covenant idea was more significant in the writings of particular ante-Nicene theologians than has generally been admitted in patristic research or general surveys of the history of the covenant idea in the Christian tradition. Indeed, this survey of the covenant idea in the ante-Nicene period demonstrates a significant usage, development, and modification of the covenant concept as it is found in the OT and NT writings and in early Judaism. This investigation revea...

  17. Worker Longevity in Harvester Ants (Pogonomyrmex)

    Gordon, D M; Hölldobler, B.

    1987-01-01

    Most studies of worker longevity in ants have been made in the laboratory (Haskins and Haskins 1980; Porter and Tschinkel 1982). In the field, increased energy expenditures, predation, and environmental fluctuations may all contribute to shorten the life of a worker ant. In the few existing studies of worker longevity conducted in the field, the lifespan of exterior workers was found to be extremely short. For example, Schmid-Hempel and Schmid- Hempel (1984) found that the half-life of Catagl...

  18. Data classification by Fuzzy Ant-Miner

    Mohamed Hamlich; Mohammed Ramdani

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we propose an extension of classification algorithm based on ant colony algorithms to handle continuous valued attributes using the concepts of fuzzy logic. The ant colony algorithms transform continuous attributes into nominal attributes by creating clenched discrete intervals. This may lead to false predictions of the target attribute, especially if the attribute value history is close to the borders of discretization. Continuous attributes are discretized on the fly into fuzz...

  19. Optic disc detection using ant colony optimization

    Dias, Marcy; Monteiro, Fernando C.

    2012-01-01

    The retinal fundus images are used in the treatment and diagnosis of several eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. This paper proposes a new method to detect the optic disc (OD) automatically, due to the fact that the knowledge of the OD location is essential to the automatic analysis of retinal images. Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is an optimization algorithm inspired by the foraging behaviour of some ant species that has been applied in image processing for edge detectio...

  20. Automatic Programming with Ant Colony Optimization

    Green, Jennifer; Jacqueline L. Whalley; Johnson, Colin G.

    2004-01-01

    Automatic programming is the use of search techniques to find programs that solve a problem. The most commonly explored automatic programming technique is genetic programming, which uses genetic algorithms to carry out the search. In this paper we introduce a new technique called Ant Colony Programming (ACP) which uses an ant colony based search in place of genetic algorithms. This algorithm is described and compared with other approaches in the literature.

  1. HERBAL PLANTS AS AN ANT REPELLENT

    Chaudhari PS*, Jangam SS Chaudhari SV, Baheti KG, Patil SU and Jadhav GB

    2013-01-01

    The present study focused on developing effective ant repellent from herbal plant extracts. The extracts of mentioned plants were prepared by grinding with water. The aqueous extracts were treated individually as well as in different combination against 15 ants at dose levels of 1%, 5%, 10%. Observations were made at 5 min of time intervals for total period of 15 min. Highest % repellency was recorded in cucumber-mint (100%) , lemon-garlic (100%), garlic-mint (100%) & all plant mixture (1...

  2. Corrosión por depósitos salinos de los aceros SA213-T22 y SA213-TP347H en presencia de una mezcla 80%V2O5-20%Na2SO4-20%Na2SO4

    Romero, M. A.

    1998-02-01

    soporte de acero inoxidable. La atmósfera empleada fue aire; un termopar tipo K cubierto con tubo de cuarzo se introdujo en la sal fundida para controlar la temperatura del medio. En la mezcla fundida se evaluaron dos materiales: SA213-T22 y SA213-TP347H. Los valores de la velocidad de corrosión obtenidos empleando técnicas electroquímicas están entre de 0,58-7,14 mm/año (22,9-281 mpy. La velocidad de corrosión se incrementa con el tiempo.

  3. Entangled active matter: From cells to ants

    Hu, D. L.; Phonekeo, S.; Altshuler, E.; Brochard-Wyart, F.

    2016-07-01

    Both cells and ants belong to the broad field of active matter, a novel class of non-equilibrium materials composed of many interacting units that individually consume energy and collectively generate motion or mechanical stresses. However cells and ants differ from fish and birds in that they can support static loads. This is because cells and ants can be entangled, so that individual units are bound by transient links. Entanglement gives cells and ants a set of remarkable properties usually not found together, such as the ability to flow like a fluid, spring back like an elastic solid, and self-heal. In this review, we present the biology, mechanics and dynamics of both entangled cells and ants. We apply concepts from soft matter physics and wetting to characterize these systems as well as to point out their differences, which arise from their differences in size. We hope that our viewpoints will spur further investigations into cells and ants as active materials, and inspire the fabrication of synthetic active matter.

  4. Toxic industrial deposit remediation by ant activity

    Jilkova, Veronika; Frouz, Jan

    2016-04-01

    Toxic industrial deposits are often contaminated by heavy metals and the substrates have low pH values. In such systems, soil development is thus slowed down by high toxicity and acidic conditions which are unfavourable to soil fauna. Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) are considered tolerant to heavy metal pollution and are known to increase organic matter content and microbial activity in their nests. Here, we focused on soil remediation caused by three ant species (Formica sanguinea, Lasius niger, and Tetramorium sp.) in an ore-washery sedimentation basin near Chvaletice (Czech Republic). Soil samples were taken from the centre of ant nests and from the nest surroundings (>3 m from nests). Samples were then analyzed for microbial activity and biomass and contents of organic matter and nutrients. As a result, ant species that most influenced soil properties was F. sanguinea as there were higher microbial activity and total nitrogen and ammonia contents in ant nests than in the surrounding soil. We expected such a result because F. sanguinea builds conspicuous large nests and is a carnivorous species that brings substantial amounts of nitrogen in insect prey to their nests. Effects of the other two ant species might be lower because of smaller nests and different feeding habits as they rely mainly on honeydew from aphids or on plant seeds that do not contain much nutrients.

  5. Exploration adjustment by ant colonies.

    Doran, Carolina; Stumpe, Martin C; Sendova-Franks, Ana; Franks, Nigel R

    2016-01-01

    How do animals in groups organize their work? Division of labour, i.e. the process by which individuals within a group choose which tasks to perform, has been extensively studied in social insects. Variability among individuals within a colony seems to underpin both the decision over which tasks to perform and the amount of effort to invest in a task. Studies have focused mainly on discrete tasks, i.e. tasks with a recognizable end. Here, we study the distribution of effort in nest seeking, in the absence of new nest sites. Hence, this task is open-ended and individuals have to decide when to stop searching, even though the task has not been completed. We show that collective search effort declines when colonies inhabit better homes, as a consequence of a reduction in the number of bouts (exploratory events). Furthermore, we show an increase in bout exploration time and a decrease in bout instantaneous speed for colonies inhabiting better homes. The effect of treatment on bout effort is very small; however, we suggest that the organization of work performed within nest searching is achieved both by a process of self-selection of the most hard-working ants and individual effort adjustment. PMID:26909180

  6. Preference of food particle size among several urban ant species.

    Hooper-Bùi, Linda M; Appel, Arthur G; Rust, Michael K

    2002-12-01

    Appropriate particle size may be a critical characteristic for effective granular ant baits. We examined the particle size preference of six species of pest ants to an anchovy-based bait. We also examined head capsule widths of Argentine ants, Linepithema humile (Mayr) (mean = 0.54 mm), California harvester ants, Pogonomyrmex californicus (Buckley) (mean = 1.63 mm), red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren (mean = 0.9 mm), and southern fire ants, Solenopsis xyloni McCook (mean = 0.76 mm) and compared them with the first and second most preferred particle size. There were differences between particle size of which the most mass was removed and of which there were more particles removed by ants. California Argentine ants, southern fire ants, and Alabama Argentine ants removed more 840 to 1,000-microm particle mass of the anchovy diet but had more visits to dishes containing 420 to 590 microm particles. California harvester ants and Allegheny mound ants, Formica spp., removed more >2,000 microm particle mass but visited dishes containing 1,000 to 2,000 microm particles more often. Red imported fire ants also removed more >2,000 microm particle mass but visited dishes with 590 to 840-microm particles most often. Pharaoh ants, Monomorium pharaonis (L.), removed and visited 420 to 590-microm particles more than any other size. A linear regression model determined that particle size preferred by each ant species relates to forager head width. The majority of particles of commercial ant bait, including Amdro, Ascend, Award, Bushwhacker, Max Force with fipronil, and old and new formulations of Max Force with hydramethylnon, were 1,000 to 2,000 microm, but the majority of Niban particles were ant baits to fit the particle size preference of each pest ant species may increase the efficacy of ant baits. PMID:12539835

  7. Corrosión atmosférica del acero en interiores. Sus particularidades en el clima tropical de Cuba

    Corvo, F.

    2008-04-01

    propuesta de Norma ISO para estas condiciones, exponiéndose la clasificación de esta agresividad para el acero, la cual se encuentra en los mayores niveles establecidos. Se propone un modelo del desarrollo de la corrosión con el tiempo de exposición, teniendo en consideración algunos contaminantes atmosféricos. El modelo se ajusta, aceptablemente, a los datos experimentales. Se observa que el polvo depositado es un factor importante en el proceso de corrosión del acero en interiores.

  8. No detection of Vairimorpha invictae in fire ant decapitating flies reared from V. invictae- infected ants

    Vairimorpha invictae is a microsporidian entomopathogen that is under evaluation as a biological control agent for red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta. Infections of V. invictae alone and in combination with another pathogen of fire ants, Thelohania solenopsae, have resulted in declines of 5...

  9. Solution to the problem of ant being stuck by ant colony routing algorithm

    ZHAO Jing; TONG Wei-ming

    2009-01-01

    Many ant colony routing (ACR) algorithms have been presented in recent years, but few have studied the problem that ants will get stuck with probability in any terminal host when they are searching paths to route packets around a network. The problem has to be faced when designing and implementing the ACR algorithm. This article analyzes in detail the differences between the ACR and the ant colony optimization (ACO). Besides, particular restrictions on the ACR are pointed out and the three causes of ant being-stuck problem are obtained. Furthermore, this article proposes a new ant searching mechanism through dual path-checking and online routing loop removing by every intermediate node an ant visited and the destination host respectively, to solve the problem of ant being stuck and routing loop simultaneously. The result of numerical simulation is abstracted from one real network. Compared with existing two typical ACR algorithms, it shows that the proposed algorithm can settle the problem of ant being stuck and achieve more effective searching outcome for optimization path.

  10. Oecophylla smaragdina food conversion efficiency: prospects for ant farming

    Offenberg, Hans Joachim

    2011-01-01

    can be combined with the use of the ants in biological control programmes in tropical plantations where pest insects are converted into ant biomass. To assess the cost-benefits of ant farming based on artificial feeding, food consumption and food conversion efficiency (ECI) of Oecophylla smaragdina......Oecophylla ants are sold at high prices on several commercial markets as a human delicacy, as pet food or as traditional medicine. Currently markets are supplied by ants collected from the wild; however, an increasing interest in ant farming exists as all harvest is easily sold and as ant farming...... (Fabricius) was tested under laboratory conditions. Of the two types of food offered, the ants ingested 76% pure sucrose and 24% insect prey (dry weights) leading to ECI’s of 29% and 39% including brood only or brood plus imago gain, respectively. Based on Thai sugar and protein food costs and ant brood...

  11. Impacts of residual insecticide barriers on perimeter-invading ants, with particular reference to the odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile.

    Scharf, Michael E; Ratliff, Catina R; Bennett, Gary W

    2004-04-01

    Three liquid insecticide formulations were evaluated as barrier treatments against perimeter-invading ants at a multifamily housing complex in West Lafayette, IN. Several ant species were present at the study site, including (in order of abundance) pavement ant, Tetramorium caespitum (L.); honey ant, Prenolepis imparis (Say); odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile (Say); thief ant, Solenopsis molesta (Say); acrobat ant, Crematogaster ashmeadi (Mayr); crazy ant, Paratrechina longicornis (Latrielle), field ants, Formica spp.; and carpenter ant Camponotus pennsylvanicus (DeGeer). Studies began in May 2001 and concluded 8 wk later in July. Individual replicate treatments were placed 0.61 in (2 feet) up and 0.92 m (3 feet) out from the ends of 46.1 by 10.1-m (151 by 33-foot) apartment buildings. Ant sampling was performed with 10 placements of moist cat food for 1 h within treatment zones, followed by capture and removal of recruited ants for later counting. All treatments led to substantial reductions in ant numbers relative to untreated controls. The most effective treatment was fipronil, where 2% of before-treatment ant numbers were present at 8 wk after treatment. Both imidacloprid and cyfluthrin barrier treatments had efficacy comparative with fipronil, but to 4 and 2 wk, respectively. Odorous house ants were not sampled before treatment. Comparisons of ant species composition between treatments and controls revealed an increase in odorous house ant frequencies at 1-8 wk after treatment in treated locations only. These results demonstrate efficacy for both nonrepellent and repellent liquid insecticides as perimeter treatments for pest ants. In addition, our findings with odorous house ant highlight an apparent invasive-like characteristic of this species that may contribute to its dramatic increase in structural infestation rates in many areas of the United States. PMID:15154488

  12. The distribution of weaver ant pheromones on host trees

    Offenberg, Joachim

    2007-01-01

    The visible anal spots deposited by Oecophylla smaragdina ants have been suggested to deter ant prey, affect interspecific competition and facilitate mutualists and parasites in tracking down Oecophylla ants. I measured the density of anal spots on host trees with and without ants and tested for ...... leaves. Also there was a positive correlation between spot density and the likelihood of being detected by ants. Anal spots may thus function as reliable cues to interacting species and be an important factor in shaping the community around Oecophylla colonies.......The visible anal spots deposited by Oecophylla smaragdina ants have been suggested to deter ant prey, affect interspecific competition and facilitate mutualists and parasites in tracking down Oecophylla ants. I measured the density of anal spots on host trees with and without ants and tested for...... correlations between spot density, ant activity and the likelihood of being detected by an ant. Spots were only found on trees with ants. On ant-trees, spots were distributed throughout the trees but with higher densities in areas with high ant activity and pheromone densities were higher on twigs compared to...

  13. Ecology of a fig ant-plant

    Harrison, Rhett D.

    2014-05-01

    Mutualistic interactions are embedded in networks of interactions that affect the benefits accruing to the mutualistic partners. Figs and their pollinating wasps are engaged in an obligate mutualism in which the fig is dependent on the fig pollinator for pollination services and the pollinator is dependent on fig ovules for brood sites. This mutualism is exploited by non-pollinating fig wasps that utilise the same ovules, but do not provide a pollination service. Most non-pollinating wasps oviposit from outside the inflorescence (syconium), where they are vulnerable to ant predation. Ficus schwarzii is exposed to high densities of non-pollinating wasps, but Philidris sp. ants patrolling the syconia prevent them from ovipositing. Philidris rarely catch wasps, but the fig encourages the patrolling by providing a reward through extra-floral nectaries on the surface of syconia. Moreover, the reward is apparently only produced during the phase when parasitoids are ovipositing. An ant-exclusion experiment demonstrated that, in the absence of ants, syconia were heavily attacked and many aborted as a consequence. Philidris was normally rare on the figs during the receptive phase or at the time of day when wasp offspring are emerging, so predation on pollinators was limited. However, Myrmicaria sp. ants, which only occurred on three trees, preyed substantially on pollinating as well as non-pollinating wasps. F. schwarzii occurs in small clusters of trees and has an exceptionally rapid crop turnover. These factors appear to promote high densities of non-pollinating wasps and, as a consequence, may have led to both a high incidence of ants on trees and increased selective pressure on fig traits that increase the payoffs of the fig-ant interaction for the fig. The fig receives no direct benefit from the reward it provides, but protects pollinating wasps that will disperse its pollen.

  14. The descent of ant: field-measured performance of gliding ants.

    Munk, Yonatan; Yanoviak, Stephen P; Koehl, M A R; Dudley, Robert

    2015-05-01

    Gliding ants avoid predatory attacks and potentially mortal consequences of dislodgement from rainforest canopy substrates by directing their aerial descent towards nearby tree trunks. The ecologically relevant measure of performance for gliding ants is the ratio of net horizontal to vertical distance traveled over the course of a gliding trajectory, or glide index. To study variation in glide index, we measured three-dimensional trajectories of Cephalotes atratus ants gliding in natural rainforest habitats. We determined that righting phase duration, glide angle, and path directness all significantly influence variation in glide index. Unsuccessful landing attempts result in the ant bouncing off its target and being forced to make a second landing attempt. Our results indicate that ants are not passive gliders and that they exert active control over the aerodynamic forces they experience during their descent, despite their apparent lack of specialized control surfaces. PMID:25788722

  15. Ant colony optimization algorithm for continuous domains based on position distribution model of ant colony foraging.

    Liu, Liqiang; Dai, Yuntao; Gao, Jinyu

    2014-01-01

    Ant colony optimization algorithm for continuous domains is a major research direction for ant colony optimization algorithm. In this paper, we propose a distribution model of ant colony foraging, through analysis of the relationship between the position distribution and food source in the process of ant colony foraging. We design a continuous domain optimization algorithm based on the model and give the form of solution for the algorithm, the distribution model of pheromone, the update rules of ant colony position, and the processing method of constraint condition. Algorithm performance against a set of test trials was unconstrained optimization test functions and a set of optimization test functions, and test results of other algorithms are compared and analyzed to verify the correctness and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. PMID:24955402

  16. Some pitfalls in welding of duplex stainless steels Algumas armadilhas na soldagem de aços inoxidáveis duplex

    Demian J. Kotecki

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Duplex stainless steels (DSS, including super duplex stainless steels {SDSS} have proven to be very useful engineering materials, albeit with somewhat different welding requirements than those of the more familiar austenitic stainless steels. Despite a generally good track record in welding of duplex stainless steels, certain pitfalls have been encountered with enough frequency that they deserve review. Inappropriate base metal specification often leads to unsuitable heat affected zone (HAZ properties. Autogenous fusion zones are also of concern. This issue centers around nitrogen limits. The most frequently encountered is applying the UNS S31803 composition for 2205 DSS, instead of the S32205 composition. Inappropriate welding heat input arises most frequently with SDSS. While 0.5 to 1.5 kJ/mm is a normal heat input recommendation for SDSS, either a root pass or many small beads towards the low end of this heat input range tends to result in precipitation and/or secondary austenite formation in weld metal subjected to repeated thermal cycles from multiple weld passes. Inappropriate PWHT occurs when the enhanced nickel filler metals (typically 9% Ni are used. DSS are not normally given PWHT, but extensive forming of heads, for example, or repair welding of castings, may require a postweld anneal. Specifications such as ASTM A790 and A890 call for annealing at 1040ºC minimum, and the fabricator tends to use temperatures close to that minimum. However, the enhanced nickel filler metals require higher temperatures to dissolve sigma phase that forms during heating to the annealing temperature.Aços inoxidáveis duplex (AID, incluindo os aços super duplex, AISD provaram ser materiais de engenharia muito úteis, embora com requerimentos de soldagem em alguma medida diferentes daqueles dos aços inoxidáveis austeníticos mais usuais. Apesar do histórico geralmente bom dos aços inoxidáveis duplex quanto a soldagem, algumas dificuldades têm sido

  17. Comparación y caracterización de procesos industriales de nitruración en diferentes aceros y estudio de deformaciones en piezas geométricas críticas

    Canal Quesada, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    Los tratamientos de nitruración se consideran preceptivos para aceros de alta aleación. Sin embargo, es práctica común la aplicación en aceros de baja aleación. Por otro lado, existen discrepancias en cuanto a las deformaciones producidas en piezas por dichos procesos. Atendiendo a lo anterior, el trabajo constó de dos partes experimentales diferenciadas. La primera parte del estudio consistió en una comparación de los efectos de tres procesos de nitruración industriales (baño de sal...

  18. Obtención y caracterización de recubrimientos de aluminio con la incorporación de silicio sobre aceros ferriticos martensiticos (HCM-12A) mediante la tecnología CVD-FBR

    Francisco J Bolívar; Laura Sánchez; María P Hierro; Pérez, Francisco J.

    2013-01-01

    Los recubrimientos protectores son frecuentemente aplicados para incrementar la resistencia a la corrosión y a la oxidación de aceros ferritico-martensiticos. En este estudio, los recubrimientos de aluminio modificado con Si fueron depositados mediante deposición Química en Fase Vapor en Lecho Fluidizado a presión atmosférica (CVD-FBR) sobre el acero ferritico-martensitico HCM-12A. Los parámetros iniciales del proceso fueron optimizados mediante simulaciones termodinámicas realizadas con el s...

  19. Estudio de la Cinética de Precipitación Inducida Mediante la Determinación de los Diagramas Precipitación-Tiempo-Temperatura (PTT) en Aceros Microaleados

    Medina, Sebastián F.

    1995-01-01

    [ES]Se describe un método desarrollado en el CENIM que permite estudiar la cinética de la precipitación inducida por la deformación en aceros microaleados. Mediante ensayos de torsión, se ha determinado la fracción recristalizada estáticamente de tres aceros microaleados con niobio, vanadio y titanio, respectivamente, a diferentes temperaturas y deformaciones. Cuando la precipitación comienza, la fracción recristalizada se desvía de la ecuación de Avrami y esto permite conocer el instante en ...

  20. Estudio comparativo de la normativa existente para la evalución del grado y velocidad de corrosión en aceros para la construcción

    Querol Martí, Marc

    2011-01-01

    La corrosión es una reacción química entre un material y su entorno que provoca su deterioro y el de sus propiedades. Por este motivo la evaluación del grado y la velocidad de corrosión es un aspecto de vital importancia para determinar la vida útil de los aceros en construcción, así como para el establecimiento de las condiciones de uso de aceros y de elementos constructivos compuestos en los que participan materiales mecánicos. Existen varios métodos normativos para la deter...

  1. Empleo de la cáscara de arroz en la fundición de piezas de acero al carbono//Using of rice husk in the carbon steel casting parts process

    Juan Carlos Cruz-Pérez; Jesús Eduardo González-Ruiz; Lorenzo Perdomo-González; Pantaleón Rodríguez-González

    2012-01-01

    Los materiales auxiliares desempeñan un papel importante en el aumento de la eficiencia tecnológica del proceso de fundición de piezas de acero al carbono. En este artículo se exponen los primeros resultados del empleo de la cáscara de arroz como material termoaislante en la obtención de piezas fundidas de acero al carbono. En los experimentos se evaluó la influencia  de seis combinaciones de las variables espesor de pared del casquillo y capa de cobertura. En la confección de los casquillos ...

  2. Deformaciones del acero de refuerzo, durante ensayos en mesa vibratoria con muros de concreto de baja altura

    Julián Carrillo

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Durante las últimas décadas se han identificado varias ventajas de las viviendas con muros de concreto, cuando éstas se comparan con viviendas de mampostería localizadas en zonas de amenaza sísmica alta; por ejemplo, mayor rigidez lateral y resistencia y mayor capacidad de ductilidad. Por lo tanto, la construcción de viviendas de baja altura usando muros de cortante con concreto reforzado se ha convertido en una opción preferida y de esta manera, su uso se ha incrementado considerablemente en muchos países de América Latina. El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar experimentalmente las deformaciones del acero de refuerzo de muros de concreto para vivienda de baja altura sometidos a acciones sísmicas. El programa experimental comprendió seis especímenes de muros de concreto ensayados bajo excitaciones en mesa vibratoria. Se utilizó un factor de eficiencia para reflejar la cantidad de refuerzo del muro en fluencia. Las tendencias de los resultados medidos fueron comparadas con las recomendaciones propuestas por el Reglamento de Construcción ACI 318-11. Los resultados de este estudio pueden utilizarse como una herramienta adecuada para evaluar la contribución del refuerzo a la resistencia y al desplazamiento de muros de concreto reforzado para vivienda de baja altura.

  3. Comparación de la corrosividad atmosférica del acero al carbono en Colombia y Cuba

    Delgado Lastra, Juan

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Samples of structural carbon steel were exposed to the atmosphere in a number of sites in Colombia and Cuba for periods of 2, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months. Corrosion rate was determined by mass loss measurements, and cause-effect relationship to exposure time and pollutants (deposited chloride and sulfur oxides were calculated. Analysis let to adjust models by the multiple regression method. Also, comparison of atmospheric corrosion rates between Colombia and Cuba were done using covariance analysis.

    Se expusieron a la atmósfera probetas de aceros estructurales de bajo contenido de carbono, en varios sitios de Colombia y Cuba, que se retiraron a intervalos de 2, 3, 6, 12, 18 y 24 meses. Se determinó la corrosión por pérdida de masa y se buscaron relaciones de causalidad con el tiempo de exposición y las cantidades de cloruro y óxidos de azufre depositados. El análisis permitió ajustar modelos de regresión múltiple y también, a través de variables dicótomas, realizar la comparación de la corrosión atmosférica entre Colombia y Cuba, mediante análisis de covarianza.

  4. Improving the cAnt-MinerPB Classification Algorithm

    Medland, Matthew; Otero, Fernando E. B.; Freitas, Alex A

    2012-01-01

    Ant Colony Optimisation (ACO) has been successfully applied to the classification task of data mining in the form of Ant-Miner. A new extension of Ant-Miner, called cAnt-MinerPB, uses the ACO procedure in a different fashion. The main difference is that the search in cAnt-MinerPB is optimised to find the best list of rules, whereas in Ant-Miner the search is optimised to find the best individual rule at each step of the sequential covering, producing a list of best rules. We aim to improve cA...

  5. Fossil evidence for the early ant evolution

    Perrichot, Vincent; Lacau, Sébastien; Néraudeau, Didier; Nel, André

    2008-02-01

    Ants are one of the most studied insects in the world; and the literature devoted to their origin and evolution, systematics, ecology, or interactions with plants, fungi and other organisms is prolific. However, no consensus yet exists on the age estimate of the first Formicidae or on the origin of their eusociality. We review the fossil and biogeographical record of all known Cretaceous ants. We discuss the possible origin of the Formicidae with emphasis on the most primitive subfamily Sphecomyrminae according to its distribution and the Early Cretaceous palaeogeography. And we review the evidence of true castes and eusociality of the early ants regarding their morphological features and their manner of preservation in amber. The mid-Cretaceous amber forest from south-western France where some of the oldest known ants lived, corresponded to a moist tropical forest close to the shore with a dominance of gymnosperm trees but where angiosperms (flowering plants) were already diversified. This palaeoenvironmental reconstruction supports an initial radiation of ants in forest ground litter coincident with the rise of angiosperms, as recently proposed as an ecological explanation for their origin and successful evolution.

  6. Statistical Mechanics of Collective Transport by Ants

    Pinkoviezky, Itai; Gelblum, Aviram; Fonio, Ehud; Ghosh, Abhijit; Gov, Nir; Feinerman, Ofer

    Collective decisions and cooperation within groups are essential for the survival of many species. Conflicts within the group must be suppressed but conformism may render the system unresponsive to new information. Collective transport by ants is therefore an ideal model system to study how animal groups optimize these opposing requirements. We combine experiments and theory to characterize the collective transport. The ants are modeled as binary Ising spins, representing the two roles ants can perform during transport. It turns out that the ants poise themselves collectively near a critical point where the response to a newly attached ant is maximized. We identify the size as being proportional to an inverse effective temperature and thus the system can exhibit a mesoscopic transition between order and disorder by manipulating the size. Constraining the cargo with a string makes the system behave as a strongly non-linear pendulum. Theoretically we predict that a Hopf bifurcation occurs at a critical size followed by a global bifurcation where full swings emerge. Remarkably, these theoretical predictions were verified experimentally.

  7. Early ant trajectories: spatial behaviour before behaviourism.

    Wehner, Rüdiger

    2016-04-01

    In the beginning of the twentieth century, when Jacques Loeb's and John Watson's mechanistic view of life started to dominate animal physiology and behavioural biology, several scientists with different academic backgrounds got engaged in studying the wayfinding behaviour of ants. Largely unaffected by the scientific spirit of the time, they worked independently of each other in different countries: in Algeria, Tunisia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America. In the current literature on spatial cognition these early ant researchers-Victor Cornetz, Felix Santschi, Charles Turner and Rudolf Brun-are barely mentioned. Moreover, it is virtually unknown that the great neuroanatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal had also worked on spatial orientation in ants. This general neglect is certainly due to the fact that nearly all these ant researchers were scientific loners, who did their idiosyncratic investigations outside the realm of comparative physiology, neurobiology and the behavioural sciences of the time, and published their results in French, German, and Spanish at rather inaccessible places. Even though one might argue that much of their work resulted in mainly anecdotal evidence, the conceptual approaches of these early ant researchers preempt much of the present-day discussions on spatial representation in animals. PMID:26898725

  8. Origen y endurecimiento por dispersión de carbonitruros en un acero comercial microaleado al niobio y laminado en caliente

    Valencia, E.

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available Throughout this work, a study on niobium carbonitrides formation and its hardening effect in a commercial hot strip microalloyed steel is presented. Optic and electron micrographs were obtained while mechanical tests and indirect models allow to predict samples yield strength, taking into account the steel composition and its structural characteristics. The results showed an extended precipitation on austenite boundary cells during the last thermomechanical processing stages, which probably achieved a considerable contribution to the hardening by dispersion in the material studied. Otherwise, no evidence of precipitation in ferrite by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM was observed. A poor interphase precipitation was detected in about 10 per cent of the total observed zones with no appreciated contribution to the steel hardness.

    Se presenta un estudio sobre el origen de los carbonitruros de niobio y su efecto en el endurecimiento de un acero comercial microaleado y laminado en caliente. Para tal fin se utilizaron micrografías ópticas y electrónicas; así como también ensayos mecánicos y modelos indirectos que permitieron predecir el límite elástico teniendo en cuenta la composición del acero y sus características estructurales. Los resultados mostraron una extensa precipitación en la austenita durante las últimas fases del proceso de laminación siendo ésta responsable del principal aporte al endurecimiento por dispersión en el material investigado. No hubo evidencias de precipitación en la ferrita por observaciones al microscopio electrónico de transmisión y sólo una escasa precipitación interfásica fue detectada en un 10 % de las zonas observadas sin una apreciable contribución al endurecimiento del acero.

  9. Ecosystem services delivered by weaver ants

    Offenberg, Joachim

    other species are more likely to form trophobioses with hompteran species that act as disease vectors. Lastly, weaver ants are edible and easy to harvest. They can be utilized for protein production and harvested in significant amounts at the same time as they are managing insect pests. In other words...... they convert pest insects into accessible and edible protein. In short, this review show that weaver ants in agriculture can increase crop yields, improve fruit quality, chemically deter pests, fertilize crops, reduce diseases, and produce protein for human and livestock consumption.......Weaver ants (Oecopgylla spp.) are increasingly being utilized as efficient biocontrol agents in a number of tropical tree crops, as they prey on pest insects and increase yields. However, recent studies and a review of the literature reveal that a number of other services may derive from the...

  10. Swarm controlled emergence for ant clustering

    Scheidler, Alexander; Merkle, Daniel; Middendorf, Martin

    2013-01-01

    .g. moving robots, and clustering algorithms. Design/methodology/approach: Different types of control agents for that ant clustering model are designed by introducing slight changes to the behavioural rules of the normal agents. The clustering behaviour of the resulting swarms is investigated by extensive......Purpose: Swarm controlled emergence is proposed as an approach to control emergent effects in (artificial) swarms. The method involves the introduction of specific control agents into the swarm systems. Control agents behave similar to the normal agents and do not directly influence the behavior...... of the normal agents. The specific design of the control agents depends on the particular swarm system considered. The aim of this paper is to apply the method to ant clustering. Ant clustering, as an emergent effect, can be observed in nature and has inspired the design of several technical systems, e...

  11. Ant parasite queens revert to mating singly

    Sumner, Seirian; Hughes, William Owen Hamar; Pedersen, Jes Søe;

    2004-01-01

    A parasitic ant has abandoned the multiple mating habit of the queens of its related host. Multiple mating (polyandry) is widespread among animal groups, particularly insects 1 . But the factors that maintain it and underlie its evolution are hard to verify because benefits and costs are not easily...... quantified and they tend to be similar in related species. Here we compare the mating strategies of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior and its recently derived social parasite Acromyrmex insinuator, which is also its closest relative 2 (see Fig. 1 ). We find that although the host queens mate with up...... to a dozen different males, the social parasite mates only singly. This rapid and surprising reversion to single mating in a socially parasitic ant indicates that the costs of polyandry are probably specific to a free-living lifestyle....

  12. Desert ants learn vibration and magnetic landmarks.

    Cornelia Buehlmann

    Full Text Available The desert ants Cataglyphis navigate not only by path integration but also by using visual and olfactory landmarks to pinpoint the nest entrance. Here we show that Cataglyphis noda can additionally use magnetic and vibrational landmarks as nest-defining cues. The magnetic field may typically provide directional rather than positional information, and vibrational signals so far have been shown to be involved in social behavior. Thus it remains questionable if magnetic and vibration landmarks are usually provided by the ants' habitat as nest-defining cues. However, our results point to the flexibility of the ants' navigational system, which even makes use of cues that are probably most often sensed in a different context.

  13. Recognition of social identity in ants

    Bos, Nick; d'Ettorre, Patrizia

    2012-01-01

    Recognizing the identity of others, from the individual to the group level, is a hallmark of society. Ants, and other social insects, have evolved advanced societies characterized by efficient social recognition systems. Colony identity is mediated by colony specific signature mixtures, a blend of...... hydrocarbons present on the cuticle of every individual (the “label”). Recognition occurs when an ant encounters another individual, and compares the label it perceives to an internal representation of its own colony odor (the “template”). A mismatch between label and template leads to rejection of the...... encountered individual. Although advances have been made in our understanding of how the label is produced and acquired, contradictory evidence exists about information processing of recognition cues. Here, we review the literature on template acquisition in ants and address how and when the template is...

  14. Moribund Ants Do Not Call for Help.

    Miler, Krzysztof

    2016-01-01

    When an antlion captures a foraging ant, the victim's nestmates may display rescue behaviour. This study tested the hypothesis that the expression of rescue behaviour depends on the life expectancy of the captured ant. This hypothesis predicts that the expression of rescue behaviour will be less frequent when the captured ant has a lower life expectancy than when it has a higher life expectancy because such a response would be adaptive at the colony level. Indeed, significant differences were found in the frequency of rescue behaviours in response to antlion victims with differing life expectancies. In agreement with prediction, victims with lower life expectancies were rescued less frequently, and those rescues had a longer latency and shorter duration. There was also a qualitative difference in the behaviour of rescuers to victims from the low and high life expectancy groups. Several explanations for these findings are proposed. PMID:26986741

  15. Hopfield neural network based on ant system

    洪炳镕; 金飞虎; 郭琦

    2004-01-01

    Hopfield neural network is a single layer feedforward neural network. Hopfield network requires some control parameters to be carefully selected, else the network is apt to converge to local minimum. An ant system is a nature inspired meta heuristic algorithm. It has been applied to several combinatorial optimization problems such as Traveling Salesman Problem, Scheduling Problems, etc. This paper will show an ant system may be used in tuning the network control parameters by a group of cooperated ants. The major advantage of this network is to adjust the network parameters automatically, avoiding a blind search for the set of control parameters.This network was tested on two TSP problems, 5 cities and 10 cities. The results have shown an obvious improvement.

  16. An ant's-eye view of an ant-plant protection mutualism.

    Lanan, M C; Bronstein, J L

    2013-07-01

    Ant protection of extrafloral nectar (EFN)-secreting plants is a common form of mutualism found in most habitats around the world. However, very few studies have considered these mutualisms from the ant, rather than the plant, perspective. In particular, a whole-colony perspective that takes into account the spatial structure and nest arrangement of the ant colonies that visit these plants has been lacking, obscuring when and how colony-level foraging decisions might affect tending rates on individual plants. Here, we experimentally demonstrate that recruitment of Crematogaster opuntiae (Buren) ant workers to the EFN-secreting cactus Ferocactus wislizeni (Englem) is not independent between plants up to 5 m apart. Colony territories of C. opuntiae are large, covering areas of up to 5,000 m(2), and workers visit between five and 34 EFN-secreting barrel cacti within the territories. These ants are highly polydomous, with up to 20 nest entrances dispersed throughout the territory and interconnected by trail networks. Our study demonstrates that worker recruitment is not independent within large polydomous ant colonies, highlighting the importance of considering colonies rather than individual workers as the relevant study unit within ant/plant protection mutualisms. PMID:23515612

  17. Fluidos iónicos en lubricación de contactos aluminio-acero : interacciones superficiales y triboquímicas

    Jiménez Ballesta, Ana Eva

    2009-01-01

    Los líquidos iónicos (LI) son fluidos de altas prestaciones con un amplio rango de estabilidad térmica. Actualmente están siendo objeto de estudio en una gran variedad de contactos, siendo una de sus aplicaciones tribológicas más interesante la lubricación del contacto aluminio-acero. En este trabajo se estudia la influencia de la longitud de la cadena lateral del catión y de la naturaleza del anión sobre la capacidad lubricante de 6 LI derivados del catión imidazolio, un derivado de piridini...

  18. Influencia del tratamiento térmico sobre la evolución de los carburos y los precipitados de borde de grano en el acero 5160H

    Pérez Urbano, Willfrand

    2013-01-01

    Resumen: El objetivo de este trabajo es investigar el efecto de las condiciones del tratamiento térmico de temple y revenido sobre la evolución de los precipitados de borde de grano y la relación de este cambio con las propiedades mecánicas del acero 5160H. Para alcanzar este logro, se ejecutaron tratamientos térmicos de temple utilizando tres temperaturas de austenización cinco tiempos de sostenimiento y tres medios de enfriamiento. Posteriormente se realizaron tratamientos de revenido utili...

  19. COMPORTAMIENTO DEL ACERO AISI-SAE 1025 NITRURADO MEDIANTE DESCARGA DE BARRERA DIELÉCTRICA A PRESIÓN ATMOSFÉRICA

    Héctor Jaime Dulce Moreno; Germán Contreras de la Ossa

    2009-01-01

    Se presenta la implementación de una descarga de barrera dieléctrica a presión atmosférica, para utilizarla en tratamiento de nitruración del acero AISI-SAE 1025.Para tal tratamiento se genera un pulso positivo generado por un transformador de alto voltaje (bobina), con el acople de una fuente de señal de 24 V y frecuencia de 15.58 KHZ. Los tratamientos de duración 10, 15,y 30 minutos respectivamente con sesiones de 5 minutos y reposo de 2 minutos, dando como resultado un aumento en la dureza...

  20. Variación del módulo de Young en el acero C45E (norma EN 10083 tratado térmicamente

    Fonseca, I.

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available The parameters hardness, yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, toughness and Young's modulus of carbon steel C45E, EN 10083 (AISI 1045 annealed, quenched and tempered at various temperatures have been determined. Young's modulus has also been measured from ultrasonic techniques and also from the tension test; elastic deformation has been determined by the electric gaugue method. A metallographic study by scanning electron microscopy has also been carried out to confirm the results of the thermal treatment. Hardness, yield strength and ultimate tensile strength increases as it is with the thermal treatment. In addition Young=s modulus increases from 199-200 GPa (quenched state to 211-212 GPa (tempered 500 °C, 1 h.. The annealed steel presents a Young's modulus of 206-207 GPa. A good agreement between Young's modulus values obtained by ultrasonic measurements and by tension test has been observed. This behaviour has been correlated with the distribution of dislocations in the material under the various states.

    Se han determinado distintas propiedades mecánicas del acero C45E según norma EN10083 (AISI 1045 reconocido, templado y revenido a distintas temperaturas. Las propiedades mecánicas analizadas han sido: dureza, límite elástico convecional, resistencia a la tracción, resiliencia y módulo de Young. Esta última propiedad se determinó por ultrasonidos y a partir de curvas tensión-deformación midiendo ésta mediante extensometría eléctrica.En todos los casos se ha comprobado la bondad del tratamiento aplicado madiante observaciones metalográficas por microscopía eléctronica de barrido. Los valores de dureza, límite elástico convecional y resistencia a la tracción presentan las variaciones esperadas después de los distintos tratamientos térmicos aplicados. Sorprendentemente, el módulo de Young se incrementa desde valores de 199-200 GPa para el acero templado hasta 211-212 GPa para el acero templado y revenido a

  1. Procedimientos y análisis END y ED de soldaduras a tope SMAW, MAG y TIG, de acero al carbono F-114 para construcción

    CLIMENT BALBASTRE, JUAN JOSÉ

    2011-01-01

    Trabajo científico técnico.El objeto del proyecto es la comparación entre tres chapas. Cada una de las chapas tiene un procedimiento de soldadura diferente: Chapa 1. Método SMAW. Chapa 2. Método MAG. Chapa 3. Método TIG. Una vez estas han sido soldadas, se procederá mediante ensayos no destructivos y ensayos destructivos a descubrir las características de estas. Al final de la realización de todos estos ensayos, se concluirá con la elección de la soldadura más apropiada para este acero. La...

  2. Optimización de pasarelas peatonales de tipología mixta Hormigón - Acero utilizando vigas armadas híbridas

    Gallardo Garduño, Laura

    2010-01-01

    La idea de hibridez aplicada a las vigas armadas se define como la unión, mediante soldadura, de chapas con distinto límite elástico. La combinación de aceros que ofrece esta tipología, ha permitido la optimización en el diseño de algunas estructuras, tales como puentes. Los estudios realizados han demostrado que el uso de esta alternativa puede resultar más atractivo que el de una viga homogénea, tanto en términos resistentes como económicos y sostenibles. Una de las tipolo...

  3. Caracterización de uniones soldadas GMAW a solape en chapas finas de acero DX53D + Z100MB mediante ultrasonidos

    Larráyoz Izcara, María

    2014-01-01

    En el sector de la automoci on, una de las t ecnicas de uni on para la construcci on de carrocer as basadas en acero m as extendida es la soldadura, tanto por resistencia como por arco el ectrico protegido (GMAW, por sus siglas en ingl es). Uno de los aspectos m as importantes para el control de las soldaduras es la detecci on de la falta de fusi on y/o penetraci on y la estimaci on de la profundidad de penetraci on as como la anchura de la zona fusionada. De forma general, la ...

  4. Influencia de la ductilidad de las armaduras de acero en el comportamiento y la seguridad de losas de hormigón armado

    Ortega, H.

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available This work is based on the results and basic conclusions of author's doctoral thesis, directed by Professor José Calavera. On the one hand, a new form to measure the ductility of those steels used like reinforcement of concrete, is proposed, in order to be compared and classified in accordance with this one. On the other hand it has been studied the results of the tests on 12 continuous slabs of two equal spans, reinforced with four different steel types chosen so that, in the more requested section the steel will reach, in first place, its collapse (situation in the 2 domain, A pivot. The reinforcement to allow the mentioned extent, is provided with same nominal resistance steels and same diameter, but with - different ductility. The results of this experimental study, reveals the importance of the steel ductility concerning the behaviour and real security of the structure in front of the collapse, and furnish a group of conclusions and proposals concerning this interesting subject.

    Este trabajo se basa en los resultados y conclusiones básicas de la tesis doctoral del autor, dirigida por el Profesor D. José Calavera. Se propone, por un lado, una forma de medir mediante un único parámetro la ductilidad de los aceros utilizados como armaduras para hormigón armado, de forma que se puedan comparar y clasificar con arreglo al mismo. Por otro, se estudian los resultados de los ensayos sobre 12 losas continuas de dos vanos, de sección maciza, armadas con cuatro cuantías diferentes elegidas de forma que, en la sección más solicitada, sea el acero el que alcance, en primer lugar, su agotamiento (situación en el dominio 2, pivote A . El armado para conseguir las citadas cuantías se realiza con aceros de la misma resistencia nominal y del mismo diámetro, pero con distinta ductilidad. Los resultados de este estudio experimental, ponen de manifiesto la importancia de la ductilidad del acero en relación con el comportamiento, as

  5. Análisis experimental de la pérdida de adherencia hormigón-acero en hormigones sometidos a altas temperaturas

    Varona Moya, Francisco de Borja; Baeza de los Santos, Francisco Javier; Ivorra Chorro, Salvador; Bru Orts, David

    2015-01-01

    En el conjunto de materiales de construcción habituales en la edificación y las obras de ingeniería, el hormigón destaca entre otras razones por su excelente comportamiento frente a las altas temperaturas y la exposición al fuego. El presente estudio se centra en la adherencia residual entre el hormigón y las barras de acero corrugado soldable tras exponer probetas a altas temperaturas y enfriarlas hasta temperatura ambiente por convección natural. El estudio incluye hormigones de resistencia...

  6. Fisuración inducida por hidrógeno de aceros soldables microaleados: caracterización y modelo de comportamiento

    Álvarez Laso, José Alberto

    2011-01-01

    RESUMEN: Las condiciones ambientales de trabajo de los aceros estructurales y de conducciones en instalaciones energéticas y petrolíferas han puesto en evidencia la necesidad de encontrar una metodología de caracterización de su resistencia a la fisuración, tanto en régimen de dominio elástico como elastoplástico. Este trabajo recoge una metodología experimental y analítica adecuada para ser aplicada a los procesos de fisuración estudiados sobre probetas y estructuras, en particular a aquéllo...

  7. Simulación de la precipitación de inclusiones en diferentes etapas del procesamiento del acero líquido

    Carreño, V.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Steelmaking processes are continuously improved in order to attend the increasing requirements of the cleanness of the liquid metal. At the refining stages, as deoxidation and desulphuration, the formation of inclusions of oxides and sulphides is promoted, which on the other hand, are the most frequent inclusions. In this work a mathematical simulator of the precipitation and chemical composition of non-metallic inclusions at different steps of the steelmaking process is presented. To this purpose, it is assumed that inclusions formed by reoxidation can be simulated by increasing arbitrarily the oxygen levels consumed by the residual elements (aluminium, calcium, etc. and starting the chemical reaction with less powerful deoxidants (silicium and manganese. Accordingly, different operative conditions can be simulated. Numerical predictions are compared with experimental results of industrial trials, as well as results included in the bibliography.

    Los procesos de fabricación de acero se mejoran constantemente en respuesta a las demandas del consumidor que exige un mayor control de limpieza del metal líquido en las diversas etapas de su elaboración. En las etapas de refinación, como son desoxidación y desulfuración, se promueve la formación de inclusiones de óxidos y sulfuros, que por otra parte son las más frecuentes en el acero líquido. En este trabajo se presenta un simulador matemático que predice la precipitación y composición de las inclusiones no metálicas que se encuentran en el acero líquido en diferentes etapas de su procesamiento, asumiendo que las inclusiones formadas por reoxidación también se pueden simular al incrementar arbitrariamente los niveles de oxígeno que deberán consumir los elementos residuales altamente oxidables (Al, Ca, y empezar la reacción con los desoxidantes menores (Si y Mn. De esta manera se simulan diferentes condiciones de operación. Las predicciones numéricas se comparan con los

  8. Recruitment strategies and colony size in ants.

    Robert Planqué

    Full Text Available Ants use a great variety of recruitment methods to forage for food or find new nests, including tandem running, group recruitment and scent trails. It has been known for some time that there is a loose correlation across many taxa between species-specific mature colony size and recruitment method. Very small colonies tend to use solitary foraging; small to medium sized colonies use tandem running or group recruitment whereas larger colonies use pheromone recruitment trails. Until now, explanations for this correlation have focused on the ants' ecology, such as food resource distribution. However, many species have colonies with a single queen and workforces that grow over several orders of magnitude, and little is known about how a colony's organization, including recruitment methods, may change during its growth. After all, recruitment involves interactions between ants, and hence the size of the colony itself may influence which recruitment method is used--even if the ants' behavioural repertoire remains unchanged. Here we show using mathematical models that the observed correlation can also be explained by recognizing that failure rates in recruitment depend differently on colony size in various recruitment strategies. Our models focus on the build up of recruiter numbers inside colonies and are not based on optimality arguments, such as maximizing food yield. We predict that ant colonies of a certain size should use only one recruitment method (and always the same one rather than a mix of two or more. These results highlight the importance of the organization of recruitment and how it is affected by colony size. Hence these results should also expand our understanding of ant ecology.

  9. Ant-gardens of tropical Asian rainforests

    Kaufmann, Eva; Maschwitz, Ulrich

    2006-05-01

    Ant-garden (AG) associations are systems of epiphytic plants and arboricolous (i.e., tree-living) ants, in which the ants build fragile carton nests containing organic material. They collect and incorporate seeds or fruits of epiphytes that then germinate and grow on the nest [sensu Corbara et al. (1999) 38:73-89]. The plant roots stabilize the nest carton. AGs have been well-known in the neotropics for more than 100 years. In contrast, reports on similar associations in the paleotropics are scarce so far. After discovering a first common AG system on giant bamboo [Kaufmann et al. (2001) 48:125-133], we started a large-scale survey for AGs in Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, and southern Thailand. A great variety of AG systems (altogether including 18 ant species and 51 plant species) was discovered and is described in the present paper. The high number of species participating in AG associations was reflected by a great variability in the specific appearances of the nest gardens. Frequently, further groups of organisms (e.g., hemipteran trophobionts, fungi) were also involved. Preference patterns of particular ant and epiphyte species for each other and for particular phorophytes (carrier trees) were detected. We integrate domatia-producing, so-called ant-house epiphytes in our study and compare their phases of establishment, as well as other characteristics, to “classical” AGs, coming to the conclusion that they should be regarded only as a special type of AG epiphyte and not as a separate ecological category.

  10. Fuzzy system identification via chaotic ant swarm

    In this paper, we introduce a chaotic optimization method, called CAS (chaotic ant swarm), to solve the problem of designing a fuzzy system to identify dynamical systems. The position vector of each ant in the CAS algorithm corresponds to the parameter vector of the selected fuzzy system. At each learning time step, the CAS algorithm is iterated to give the optimal parameters of fuzzy systems based on the fitness theory. Then the corresponding CAS-designed fuzzy system is built and applied to the identification of the unknown nonlinear dynamical systems. Numerical simulation results are provided to show the effectiveness and feasibility of the developed CAS-designed fuzzy system.

  11. Bus Network Modeling Using Ant Algorithms

    Sepideh Eshragh

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Bus transit network modeling is a complex and combinatorial problem. The main purpose of this paper is to apply a contemporary method for designing a bus transit network with the objective of achieving optimum results. The method is called Ant Algorithms, a Meta Heuristic method, which has been applied to optimization problems in transportation with noticeable success. The description of the algorithm, as well as the main methodology and computations, is presented in this paper. Furthermore, a case study using Ant Algorithms applied to the city of Ghazvin, one of the most important suburbs of Tehran, Iran, is presented.

  12. Antes del analizante (Freud 1877-1888)

    Pierre Bruno

    2011-01-01

    Freud antes del analizante, es decir, antes de encontrarse con Fliess. Durante ese periodo, de 1877 a 1888 (entre los 21 y los 32 años de edad), Freud mantiene una relación con cinco “campos del saber”: la histología, la cocaína, la histeria, la hipnosis y la afasia. La lectura de esos textos nos permite hacer el seguimiento de cómo Freud se separa de la neurología sin afiliarse a la psicología. Palabras clave: afasia, Freud, hipnosis, histeria, neurolog...

  13. Sobre: Julio Ortega Bobadilla, Foucault ante Freud

    Zavaleta Betancourt, José Alfredo; IIH-S, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Ver.

    2014-01-01

    Desde el título, Foucault ante Freud es un texto elíptico. Quizá debería titularse Foucault contra Freud o bien Freud ante Foucault o, mejor, Freud a pesar de Foucault. Ortega describe el contexto de las relaciones discursivas de Foucault con mÚltiples autores que lo influyeron: modelos ejempla- res, mentores o aliados, y es vasta la información que utiliza para reconstruir el contexto de esta lucha discursiva. 

  14. Lithiase géante sur enterocystoplastie

    Elmortaji, Khalid; Elomri, Ghassane; Bennani, Saad; Rabii, Redouane; Aboutaib, Rachid; Meziane, Fethi

    2014-01-01

    La formation des lithiases est une complication fréquente des entérocystoplasties après cystectomie radicale pour tumeur de vessie infiltrante. Le délai d'apparition dépend des facteurs de risque favorisants notamment les infections urinaires. Néanmoins la survenue de lithiase géante sur néovessie reste exceptionnelle, seulement 5 cas ont été rapportés dans la littérature. Nous rapportons dans ce travail, le cas d'une lithiase géante compliquant une entérocystoplastie chez un malade suivi pou...

  15. Kin-informative recognition cues in ants

    Nehring, Volker; Evison, Sophie E F; Santorelli, Lorenzo A;

    2011-01-01

    found little or no kin information in recognition cues. Here, we test the hypothesis that social insects do not have kin-informative recognition cues by investigating the recognition cues and relatedness of workers from four colonies of the ant Acromyrmex octospinosus. Contrary to the theoretical...... prediction, we show that the cuticular hydrocarbons of ant workers in all four colonies are informative enough to allow full-sisters to be distinguished from half-sisters with a high accuracy. These results contradict the hypothesis of non-heritable recognition cues and suggest that there is more potential...

  16. The ejaculatory biology of leafcutter ants

    den Boer, Susanne; Stürup, Marlene; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan;

    2015-01-01

    The eusocial ants are unique in that females (queens) acquire and store sperm on a single mating flight early in adult life. This event largely determines the size (possibly millions of workers), longevity (possibly decades) and genetic variation of the colonies that queens found, but our...... understanding of the fundamental biology of ejaculate production, transfer and physiological function remains extremely limited. We studied the ejaculation process in the leafcutter ant Atta colombica and found that it starts with the appearance of a clear pre-ejaculatory fluid (PEF) at the tip of the...

  17. GrAnt: Inferring Best Forwarders from Complex Networks' Dynamics through a Greedy Ant Colony Optimization

    Kochem Vendramin, Ana Cristina; Munaretto, Anelise; Regattieri Delgado, Myriam; Carneiro Viana, Aline

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a new prediction-based forwarding protocol for the complex and dynamic Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN). The proposed protocol is called GrAnt (Greedy Ant) as it uses a greedy transition rule for the Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) metaheuristic to select the most promising forwarder nodes or to provide the exploitation of good paths previously found. The main motivation for the use of ACO is to take advantage of its population-based search and of the rapid adaptation of its le...

  18. Predation by ants on arthropods and other animals

    Cerdá, Xim; Dejean, A

    2011-01-01

    Ants are the most widely distributed and most numerically abundant group of social insects. First, they were ground- or litter-dwelling predators or scavengers, and certain taxa evolved to adopt an arboreal way of life. Most ant species are generalist feeders, and only some ground-nesting and ground- foraging species are strictly predators. Ants are central-place foragers (with the exception of army ants during the nomadic phase) that may use different foraging strategies. Solitary hunting is...

  19. Trait-Mediated Indirect Effects of Phorid Flies on Ants

    Hsun-Yi Hsieh; Ivette Perfecto

    2012-01-01

    This paper provides a synthesis of the ecological impact of phorid fly parasitoids on ants. We find the most important impact of phorids on ants to be trait-mediated effects. Phorids diminish the foraging activity of ants, frequently reducing the number and average size of foragers and reducing the amount of food retrieved by a colony. However, ants' coping mechanisms include changing foraging site and time. Phorids can also affect competition, especially through changes in the ability of the...

  20. Liquid baits control Argentine ants sustainably in coastal vineyards

    Cooper, Monica L; Daane, Kent M.; Nelson, Erik H; Varela, Lucia G; Battany, Mark; Tsutsui, Neil D.; Rust, M K

    2008-01-01

    Liquid ant baits are an alternative to broad-spectrum insecticide sprays conventionally used to control Argentine ants. We review the development of liquid ant baits, which capitalize on the ants’ sugar-feeding requirements and social structure to deliver small doses of toxicant throughout the colony. The ant bait program described here, developed for commercial vineyards, also has the potential to facilitate the use of biological controls for mealybug and scale pests. The implementation of a...

  1. Millipede defense: use of detachable bristles to entangle ants.

    Eisner, T.; Eisner, M; Deyrup, M.

    1996-01-01

    The millipede Polyxenus fasciculatus (Diplopoda; Polyxenida) defends itself against ants by use of a pair of bristle tufts at its rear. When attacked, it wipes the tufts against the ants, thereby causing these to become encumbered by bristles that detach from the tufts. Ants contaminated with bristles desist from their assault. The bristles have grappling hooks at the tip by which they lock onto setae of the ants and barbs along their length by which they interlink. In attempting to rid thems...

  2. Tracing the Rise of Ants - Out of the Ground

    Lucky, Andrea; Trautwein, Michelle D.; Guénard, Benoit S.; Weiser, Michael D.; Dunn, Robert R.

    2013-01-01

    The evolution of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is increasingly well-understood due to recent phylogenetic analyses, along with estimates of divergence times and diversification rates. Yet, leading hypotheses regarding the ancestral habitat of ants conflict with new findings that early ant lineages are cryptic and subterranean. Where the ants evolved, in respect to habitat, and how habitat shifts took place over time have not been formally tested. Here, we reconstruct the habitat transitions ...

  3. Extended phenotype: nematodes turn ants into bird-dispersed fruits

    Hughes, D P; Kronauer, D J C; Boomsma, J J

    2008-01-01

    A recent study has discovered a novel extended phenotype of a nematode which alters its ant host to resemble ripe fruit. The infected ants are in turn eaten by frugivorous birds that disperse the nematode's eggs.......A recent study has discovered a novel extended phenotype of a nematode which alters its ant host to resemble ripe fruit. The infected ants are in turn eaten by frugivorous birds that disperse the nematode's eggs....

  4. Ant-Crypto, a Cryptographer for Data Encryption Standard

    Salabat Khan; Armughan Ali; Mehr Yahya Durrani

    2013-01-01

    Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Techniques are attracting the cryptanalysts in the field of cryptography. This paper presents a novel swarm based attack called Ant-Crypto (Ant-Cryptographer) for the cryptanalysis of Data Encryption Standard (DES). Ant-Crypto is based on Binary Ant Colony Optimization (BACO) i.e. a binary search space based directed graph is modeled for efficiently searching the optimum result (an original encryption key, in our case). The reason that why evolutionary tech...

  5. Optimized Ant Colony Algorithm by Local Pheromone Update

    Hui Yu

    2013-01-01

    Ant colony algorithm, a heuristic simulated algorithm, provides better solutions for non-convex, non-linear and discontinuous optimization problems. For ant colony algorithm, it is frequently to be trapped into local optimum, which might lead to stagnation. This article presents the  city-select strategy, local pheromone update strategy, optimum solution prediction strategy and local optimization strategy to optimize ant colony algorithm, provides ant colony algorithm based on local pheromone...

  6. The ant colony metaphor in continuous spaces using boundary search

    Leguizamón, Guillermo

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents an application of the ant colony metaphor for continuous space optimization problems. The ant algortihm proposed works following the principle of the ant colony approach, i.e., a population of agents iteratively, cooperatively, and independently search for a solution. Each ant in the distributed algorithm applies a local search operator which explores the neighborhood region of a particular point in the search space (individual search level). The local search operator i...

  7. Evaluation of structural behaviour and corrosion resistant of austenitic AISI 304 and duplex AISI 2304 stainless steel reinforcements embedded in ordinary Portland cement mortars; Evaluacion del comportamiento estructural y de resistencia a la corrosion de armaduras de acero inoxidable austenitico AISI 304 y duplex AISI 2304 embebidas en morteros de cemento Portland

    Medina, E.; Cobo, A.; Bastidas, D. M.

    2012-07-01

    The mechanical and structural behaviour of two stainless steels reinforcements, with grades austenitic EN 1.4301 (AISI 304) and duplex EN 1.4362 (AISI 2304) have been studied, and compared with the conventional carbon steel B500SD rebar. The study was conducted at three levels: at rebar level, at section level and at structural element level. The different mechanical properties of stainless steel directly influence the behaviour at section level and structural element level. The study of the corrosion behaviour of the two stainless steels has been performed by electrochemical measurements, monitoring the corrosion potential and the lineal polarization resistance (LPR), of reinforcements embedded in ordinary Portland cement (OPC) mortar specimens contaminated with different amount of chloride over one year time exposure. Both stainless steels specimens embedded in OPC mortar remain in the passive state for all the chloride concentration range studied after one year exposure. (Author) 26 refs.

  8. Behavior to the fracture of an AISI 304 stainless steel sensitized in BWR reactor conditions (288 degrees Centigrade and 80 Kg/cm{sup 2}); Comportamiento a la fractura de un acero inoxidable AISI 304 sensibilizado en condiciones de reactor BWR (288 grados Centigrados y 80 Kg/cm{sup 2})

    Hernandez C, R.; Diaz S, A.; Garcia R, R.; Aguilar T, A.; Gachuz M, M.; Arganis J, C.; Merino C, J. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    It is a knew fact that ductility of a lot of structural alloys can be deteriorated by the environment effect which are exposed, and that their consequent embrittlement can put in doubt the safety of their functioning; such is the case of austenitic stainless steels used in internal components of the BWR type reactors which not only is subjected to the effect combined of the aggressive environment which surround it (pressure, temperature, corrosion potential, conductivity medium, local state of efforts, etc.), but also to the action of present neutron radiation, manifesting microstructural changes which are reflected in the augmentation of its susceptibility to the intergranular cracking, phenomena generally known as IASCC ''Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking''. Once appeared the cracking in the material, the useful life of a component is limited by the rapidity to growth of these cracking, making necessary evaluations which can to predict its behavior, therefore the present work shows the preliminary results for determining the behavior to the fracture of an AISI 304 stainless steel sensitized, in a dynamic recirculation circuit which allows to simulate the operation conditions of a BWR reactor (288 Centigrade and 80 kg/cm{sup 2}). (Author)

  9. Superficial and electrochemical study of stainless steel 304l with an inhibitory protective coating (TiO{sub 2} and ZrO{sub 2}); Estudio superficial y electroquimico de acero inoxidable 304L con una capa protectora inhibidora (TiO{sub 2} y ZrO{sub 2})

    Davila N, M. L.; Contreras R, A.; Arganis J, C. R., E-mail: aida.contreras@inin.gob.mx [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2014-10-15

    The degradation mechanisms in the boiling water reactors (BWR) have been an alert focus for owners, especially the cracking by stress corrosion cracking (SCC), therefore different techniques have been studied to inhibit this problem inside which is the water injection of hydrogen feeding (HWC, Hydrogen Water Chemistry), together with the noble metals injection (NMCA, Nobel Metal Chemical Addition) and the ceramic materials injection that form an inhibitory protective coating (Ipc). In this work the Ipc was simulated, for which were carried out hydro-thermals deposits starting from suspensions of 1000 ppm of zirconium oxide in its crystalline phase baddeleyite and titanium oxides in its anatase and rutile phases, on test tubes of stainless steel 304l previously rusty under simulated conditions of pressure and temperature of a BWR (288 C and 8 MPa). The superficial characterization was realized by scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive of X-ray and X-ray diffraction. The capacity to mitigate the corrosion was studied with the electrochemical technique of Tafel polarization (288 C and 8 MPa). The steel presents the formation of two oxide coatings formed by magnetite and hematite. The baddeleyite presents a deposit more thick and homogeneous it also presents the most negative electrochemical potential of corrosion, what indicates that it has the bigger capacity to mitigate the SCC. (Author)

  10. A mathematical approach based on finite differences method for analyzing the temperature field in arc welding of stainless steel thin sheets; Desarrollo de un modelo matematico de diferencias finitas para el analisis del campo de temperaturas en la soldadura por arco de chapas finas de acero inoxidable

    Martinez-Conesa, E.J.; Estrems, M.; Miguel, V.

    2010-07-01

    This work develops a finite difference method to evaluate the temperature field in the heat affected zone in butt welding applied to AISI 304 stainless steel thin sheet by GTAW process. A computer program has been developed and implemented by Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in MS-Excel spreadsheet. The results that are obtained using the numerical application foresee the thermal behaviour of arc welding processes. An experimental methodology has been developed to validate the mathematical model that allows to measure the temperature in several points close to the weld bead. The methodology is applied to a stainless steel sheet with a thickness lower than 3 mm, although may be used for other steels and welding processes as MIG/MAG and SMAW. The data which has been obtained from the experimental procedure have been used to validate the results that have been calculated by the finite differences numerical method. The mathematical model adjustment has been carried out taking into account the experimental results. The differences found between the experimental and theoretical approaches are due to the convection and radiation heat losses, which have not been considered in the simulation model.With this simple model, the designer will be able to calculate the thermal cycles that take place in the process as well as to predict the temperature field in the proximity of the weld bead. (Author). 18 refs.

  11. Evaluación del comportamiento estructural y de resistencia a la corrosión de armaduras de acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 304 y dúplex AISI 2304 embebidas en morteros de cemento Pórtland

    Medina, E.; Cobo, A.; Bastidas, D. M.

    2012-01-01

    The mechanical and structural behaviour of two stainless steels reinforcements, with grades austenitic EN 1.4301 (AISI 304) and duplex EN 1.4362 (AISI 2304) have been studied, and compared with the conventional carbon steel B500SD rebar. The study was conducted at three levels: at rebar level, at section level and at structural element level. The different mechanical properties of stainless steel directly influence the behaviour at section level and structural element level. The study of the ...

  12. Spring back evaluation by bending under tension tests in conditions of multiaxial stresses corresponding to deep drawing processes. Application to AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel sheet; Evaluacion del springback mediante ensayos de doblado bajo tension en condiciones de multiaxialidad tipicas de los procesos de embuticion profunda. Aplicacion a chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ

    Miguel, V.; Coello, J.; Martinez, A.; Calatayud, A.

    2013-09-01

    In this paper, a methodology has been developed for evaluating the spring back of AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel sheet based on a bending under tension test. The main difference of the methodology herein carried out is that tests are made under the multiaxial stresses state that take place in deep drawing processes. This affects to the level of stress value in the test and to the hardening state of the sheet. Springback evaluation has been done in two different areas. Bending area has been evaluated from elastic recovery ratio defined as the ratio between the bending radius after and before bending. Bending and unbending extreme has been studied from the measured curvature radius in this area and taking into account the geometric equivalence of the test with the drawing cups process. Results found allow to state that drawing ratio or deformation ratio have a negligible influence on the springback into the range of values experimented here. Bending radius has hardly influence as well while bending angle is the most significant variable. The results obtained are compared to those measured in deep-drawn cups, finding a great agreement. (Author)

  13. Characterization by EBSD technique of AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel sheet deformed under typical deep drawing multiaxial stress system; Caracterizacion mediante la tecnica EBSD de la defromacion de chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ bajo tensiones multiaxiales tipicas de la embuticion

    Coello, J.; Miguel, V.; Calatayud, A.; Ferrer, C.; Martinez, A.

    2009-07-01

    The main aim of this work to evaluate AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel behaviour under deep drawing deformation condition, that is pure shear deformation in which materials suffers a typical deformation under tension-biaxial compression stresses system. The microstructural evolution has been investigated by optical microscopy and by EBSD technique. The success of the EBSD analysis has been established for the deformation conditions experimented here. It has been determined the rolling direction and the equivalent strain influence on the crystallographic orientation maps, misorientation diagrams and poles figures. The results let the authors say the low angle misorientation corresponding to 0,45 and 90 degree centigrade rolling directions have an inverse correlation with the material anisotropy. Initial pre-straining has been considered also and the analysis of this aspects lead to establish that the increment of the intragranular misorientation with the strain depends on the initial state a of the steel; this increment is observed to be minor for samples with initial prestraining. High angle misorientation analysis (>15 degree centigrade) indicates that the grain boundaries character distributions depends on the deformation. (Author) 20 refs.

  14. Deformability analysis of the AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel under deep drawing multiaxial condition. Evaluation of the initial strain influence; Analisis de la deformabilidad del acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ en condiciones multiaxiales de embuticion. Evaluacion de la influencia de la acritud inicial

    Coello, J.; Miguel, V.; Calatayud, A.; Martinez, A.; Ferrer, C.

    2010-07-01

    The deep drawing formability of a material is established as a function of standard indexes, as strength coefficient and anisotropy coefficient. But these indexes are determined in different conditions to those that take place in the forming process. The simulative assays do not separate the actions due to the different variables that work in the process, as for example, the rolling direction. In the present work a test that uses a wedge shape die is considered in order to obtain the strength and anisotropy coefficients as a function of rolling direction. This way, the assays are carried out under a tensile-biaxial compression stress state similar to that one taking place in the flange zone in deep drawing. The experimented material is a deep drawing quality stainless steel AISI 304. The influence of initial strengthened states, rolling and uniaxial tensile on the steel behaviour are also studied. The results permits the authors establish the validity of the assay from the point of view of the strains produced in the sheet. The initial strain has a higher effect on the material than that one obtained from the tensile-biaxial of the state than the tensile-biaxial compression causes. The anisotropy coefficient changes with the strain for the sheet rolling direction. (Author).

  15. Friction and bending forces evaluation of AISI 304 DDQ steel sheet forming by bending tests under deep-drawing multiaxial stresses; Evaluacion de la fuerza de doblado y de friccion en el conformado de chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ mediante ensayos de doblado en condiciones multiaxiales de embuticion

    Coello, J.; Miguel, V.; Ferrer, C.; Calatayud, A.; Martinez, A.

    2012-11-01

    Die radius is a critical area from the viewpoint of friction in forming processes. Moreover the sheet, that has been previously deformed in flange area, suffers bending and unbending stresses. Then, die-sheet contact in die radius must be especially considered in order to guarantee the suitable lubrication conditions. In the present work, a test method is carried out for evaluating an AISI 304 DDQ steel under similar conditions to those existing in the die radius area and that, usually, are not really reproduced in traditional bending under tensions tests. Deformation under pure shear condition, the bending and the radius angle have been established as variables of the tests. Results allow to obtain the apparent pressure sheet-bending tool, that increases with bending angle and decreases with tool radius. This last variable is the most significant while the bending angle has lesser influence. Although experimental results present some concordances with values obtained by analytical methods, some corrections must be considered in them in order to improve the theoretical values. (Author) 18 refs.

  16. Electrochemical noise transient analysis for 316 and Duplex 2205 stainless steels in NaCl and FeCl; Analisis de los transitorios de ruido electroquimico para aceros inoxidables 316 Y - DUPLEX 2205 en NaCl Y FeCl

    Almeraya-Calderaon, F.; Estupinan, F.; Zambrano, P.; Martinez-Villafane, A.; Borunda, A.; Colas, R.; Gaona-Tiburcio, C.

    2012-11-01

    This work shows the results obtained from electrochemical noise measurements for different materials exhibiting pitting corrosion. The transients presented in the potential and current time, correlates with the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) surface analysis. Electrochemical measurements were made at different exposure times to obtain the correlation. The materials used were stainless steel austenitic 316 and duplex 2205, immersed in ferric chloride (FeCl3) and sodium chloride (NaCl) electrolytes. SEM analysis shows that the transients observed in the time series, really correspond to the activity of pit nucleation developed over the surface of the electrodes. (Author) 31 refs.

  17. Creep-rupture-test on the stainless steel X6crni1811 (Din 1.494.8) in the frame of the Extrapolation-Program. (Part III); Ensayos de fluencia lenta en el acero inoxidable X6 Cr Ni 1811 (1.4948) en el marco del Programa Extrapolacion

    Solano, R.; Schirra, M.; Rivas, M. de la; Barroso, S.; Seith, B.

    1982-07-01

    The austenitic stainless steel X6crni1811 (Din 1.4948) used as a structure material for the German Fast Breeder Reactor SNR 300 was creep tested in a temperature range of 550-650 degree centigree material condition as well as welded material condition. The main point of this program (Extrapolation-Program) lies in the knowledge of the creep-rupture-strength and creep-behaviour up to 3 x 10{sup 4} hours higher temperatures in order to extrapolated up to {>=}10{sup 5} hours for operating temperatures. In order to study the stress dependency of the minimum creep rate additional tests were carried out of 550 degree centigree - 750 degree centigree. The present report describes the state in the running program with test-times of 23.000 hours and results from tests up to 55.000 hours belonging to other parallel programs are taken into account. Besides the creep-rupture behaviour it is also made a study of ductility between 550 and 750 degree centigree. Extensive metallographic examinations have been made to study the fracture behaviour and changes in structure. (Author)

  18. Relative effects of disturbance on red imported fire ants and native ant species in a longleaf pine ecosystem

    Stuble, Katharine L.; Kirkman, L. Katherine; Carroll, C. Ronald;

    2011-01-01

    the abundance of native ants and fire ants in four experimental plots. We then observed the reassembly and reestablishment of the ants in these plots for 1 year after treatment. The abundance of fire ants in treated plots did not differ from abundance in control plots 1 year after treatment. Likewise......, the abundance of native ants increased to levels comparable to those in control plots after 1 year. Our findings suggest that factors other than large reductions in ant abundance and species density (number of species per unit area) may affect the establishment of fire ants and that the response of...... cases in which non-native species become established in intact (lacking extensive anthropogenic soil disturbance) communities and subsequently diminish the abundance and richness of native species is challenging on the basis of observation alone. The red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), an...

  19. Dynamics of an ant-plant-pollinator model

    Wang, Yuanshi; DeAngelis, Donald L.; Nathaniel Holland, J.

    2015-03-01

    In this paper, we consider plant-pollinator-ant systems in which plant-pollinator interaction and plant-ant interaction are both mutualistic, but there also exists interference of pollinators by ants. The plant-pollinator interaction can be described by a Beddington-DeAngelis formula, so we extend the formula to characterize plant-pollinator mutualisms, including the interference by ants, and form a plant-pollinator-ant model. Using dynamical systems theory, we show uniform persistence of the model. Moreover, we demonstrate conditions under which boundary equilibria are globally asymptotically stable. The dynamics exhibit mechanisms by which the three species could coexist when ants interfere with pollinators. We define a threshold in ant interference. When ant interference is strong, it can drive plant-pollinator mutualisms to extinction. Furthermore, if the ants depend on pollination mutualism for their persistence, then sufficiently strong ant interference could lead to their own extinction as well. Yet, when ant interference is weak, plant-ant and plant-pollinator mutualisms can promote the persistence of one another.

  20. Fire ant control with Entomopathogens in the USA

    Fire ants, Solenopsis richteri and Solenopsis invicta, are stinging invasive ants from South America that infest over 129.5 million hectares in the southern United States. In the southern U.S., eradication is no longer considered possible and toxicant-based fire ant baiting is currently the primary...

  1. Ants Orasest ja Anne Lange monograafiast / Jüri Talvet

    Talvet, Jüri, 1945-

    2005-01-01

    Arvustus: Oras, Ants. Luulekool. I, Apoloogia / koostajad Hando Runnel ja Jaak Rähesoo. Tartu : Ilmamaa, 2003 ; Oras, Ants. Luulekool II, Meistriklass. Tartu : Ilmamaa, 2004 ; Lange, Anne. Ants Oras : [kirjandusteadlane, -kriitik ja tõlkija (1900-1982)]. Tartu : Ilmamaa, 2004

  2. Mutualistic ants as an indirect defence against leaf pathogens.

    González-Teuber, Marcia; Kaltenpoth, Martin; Boland, Wilhelm

    2014-04-01

    Mutualistic ants are commonly considered as an efficient indirect defence against herbivores. Nevertheless, their indirect protective role against plant pathogens has been scarcely investigated. We compared the protective role against pathogens of two different ant partners, a mutualistic and a parasitic ant, on the host plant Acacia hindsii (Fabaceae). The epiphytic bacterial community on leaves was evaluated in the presence and absence of both ant partners by cultivation and by 454 pyrosequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. Pathogen-inflicted leaf damage, epiphytic bacterial abundance (colony-forming units) and number of operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were significantly higher in plants inhabited by parasitic ants than in plants inhabited by mutualistic ants. Unifrac unweighted and weighted principal component analyses showed that the bacterial community composition on leaves changed significantly when mutualistic ants were removed from plants or when plants were inhabited by parasitic ants. Direct mechanisms provided by ant-associated bacteria would contribute to the protective role against pathogens. The results suggest that the indirect defence of mutualistic ants also covers the protection from bacterial plant pathogens. Our findings highlight the importance of considering bacterial partners in ant-plant defensive mutualisms, which can contribute significantly to ant-mediated protection from plant pathogens. PMID:24392817

  3. Extreme Morphogenesis and Ecological Specialization among Cretaceous Basal Ants.

    Perrichot, Vincent; Wang, Bo; Engel, Michael S

    2016-06-01

    Ants comprise one lineage of the triumvirate of eusocial insects and experienced their early diversification within the Cretaceous [1-9]. Their ecological success is generally attributed to their remarkable social behavior. Not all ants cooperate in social hunting, however, and some of the most effective predatory ants are solitary hunters with powerful trap jaws [10]. Recent evolutionary studies predict that the early branching lineages of extant ants formed small colonies of ground-dwelling, solitary specialist predators [2, 5, 7, 11, 12], while some Cretaceous fossils suggest group recruitment and socially advanced behavior among stem-group ants [9]. We describe a trap-jaw ant from 99 million-year-old Burmese amber with head structures that presumably functioned as a highly specialized trap for large-bodied prey. These are a cephalic horn resulting from an extreme modification of the clypeus hitherto unseen among living and extinct ants and scythe-like mandibles that extend high above the head, both demonstrating the presence of exaggerated morphogenesis early among stem-group ants. The new ant belongs to the Haidomyrmecini, possibly the earliest ant lineage [9], and together these trap-jaw ants suggest that at least some of the earliest Formicidae were solitary specialist predators. With their peculiar adaptations, haidomyrmecines had a refined ecology shortly following the advent of ants. PMID:27238278

  4. Tomb evaders: house-hunting hygiene in ants

    Franks, Nigel R; Hooper, James; Webb, Catherine; Dornhaus, Anna

    2005-01-01

    House-hunting ants avoid otherwise excellent potential nest sites that contain dead ants which may pose risks from poor hygiene. This discovery adds another category to the exceptionally long list of nest site attributes that ants evaluate. It further indicates the importance of disease as a selection pressure on social insects.

  5. 7 CFR Appendix to Subpart - Imported Fire Ant

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Imported Fire Ant Appendix to Subpart Agriculture..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DOMESTIC QUARANTINE NOTICES Imported Fire Ant Quarantine and Regulations Costs and charges. Pt. 301, Subpt., App. Appendix to Subpart—Imported Fire Ant III. Regulatory Procedures...

  6. Nematode Parasites and Associates of Ants: Past and Present

    George Poinar

    2012-01-01

    Ants can serve as developmental, definitive, intermediate, or carrier hosts of a variety of nematodes. Parasitic ant nematodes include members of the families Mermithidae, Tetradonematidae, Allantonematidae, Seuratidae, Physalopteridae, Steinernematidae, and Heterorhabditidae. Those nematodes that are phoretically associated with ants, internally or externally, are represented by the Rhabditidae, Diplogastridae, and Panagrolaimidae. Fossils of mermithids, tetradonematids, allantonematids, and...

  7. The use of weaver ants (Oecophylla spp.) in tropical agriculture

    Offenberg, Hans Joachim

    2011-01-01

    Canopy dwelling weaver ants are widely distributed throughout the Old World Tropics where they build up high densities on their host trees. If managed properly the high number of ants will control a range of pest insects and benefit crop production. Simultaneously the ant larvae production, fuelled...

  8. Model Specification Searches Using Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms

    Marcoulides, George A.; Drezner, Zvi

    2003-01-01

    Ant colony optimization is a recently proposed heuristic procedure inspired by the behavior of real ants. This article applies the procedure to model specification searches in structural equation modeling and reports the results. The results demonstrate the capabilities of ant colony optimization algorithms for conducting automated searches.

  9. New results of ant algorithms for the Linear Ordering Problem

    Pintea, Camelia-M.; Chira, Camelia; Dumitrescu, D.

    2012-01-01

    Ant-based algorithms are successful tools for solving complex problems. One of these problems is the Linear Ordering Problem (LOP). The paper shows new results on some LOP instances, using Ant Colony System (ACS) and the Step-Back Sensitive Ant Model (SB-SAM).

  10. A Novel delivery Method for Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) toxicants

    Described here is a new delivery method for ant toxicants consisting of an inert carrier, an attractant, and a toxicant. Unlike baits, this system does not contain a food source, but uses ant to ant contact rather than trophallaxis as the mechanism for horizontal dispersal of the toxicant through th...

  11. Dealing with water deficit in Atta ant colonies: large ants scout for water while small ants transport it

    Antonio Carlos Da-Silva

    2012-07-01

    Leafcutter ants (Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Forel 1908 have an elaborate social organization, complete with caste divisions. Activities carried out by specialist groups contribute to the overall success and survival of the colony when it is confronted with environmental challenges such as dehydration. Ants detect variations in humidity inside the nest and react by activating several types of behavior that enhance water uptake and decrease water loss, but it is not clear whether or not a single caste collects water regardless of the cost of bringing this resource back to the colony. Accordingly, we investigated water collection activities in three colonies of Atta sexdens rubropilosa experimentally exposed to water stress. Specifically, we analyzed whether or not the same ant caste foraged for water, regardless of the absolute energetic cost (distance of transporting this resource back to the colony. Our experimental design offered water sources at 0 m, 1 m and 10 m from the nest. We studied the body size of ants near the water sources from the initial offer of water (time  =  0 to 120 min, and tested for specialization. We observed a reduction in the average size and variance of ants that corroborated the specialization hypothesis. Although the temporal course of specialization changed with distance, the final outcome was similar among distances. Thus, we conclude that, for this species, a specialist (our use of the word “specialist” does not mean exclusive task force is responsible for collecting water, regardless of the cost of transporting water back to the colony.

  12. Avaliação da resistência ao desgaste de aços inoxidáveis endurecíveis por precipitação nitretados Wear resistance evaluation of nitrided precipitation hardening stainless steels

    Luiz Carlos Casteletti

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available A nitretação por plasma consiste num tratamento efetivo para o aumento das durezas superficiais dos aços inoxidáveis, podendo ser realizada em temperaturas inferiores às usadas nos processos convencionais, evitando-se assim, a formação de nitretos de cromo, que prejudicariam a resistência à corrosão do material. Os aços inoxidáveis endurecíveis por precipitação foram desenvolvidos após a Segunda Guerra Mundial em decorrência das necessidades da indústria aeroespacial, que necessitava de materiais resistentes à corrosão em temperaturas mais elevadas. Nesse trabalho, foi produzido um aço inoxidável endurecível por precipitação com uso de Nb e um aço comercial PH 13-8Mo endurecível por precipitados à base de Cu, para fins de comparação em termos de produção de camadas nitretadas e de resistências ao desgaste abrasivo. O Nb mostrou-se um eficiente formador de precipitados endurecedores do aço, com o pico de dureza ocorrendo em poucos minutos de tratamento. Nos dois aços, obtiveram-se camadas nitretadas com boa uniformidade. A resistência ao desgaste do aço com Nb nitretado foi muito superior à do aço PH 13-8Mo também nitretado.Plasma nitriding is an effective treatment to increase the surface hardness of stainless steel and may be performed in temperatures below those used in conventional nitriding procedures, thereby avoiding the formation of chromium nitrides that would deteriorate the corrosion resistance of the material. The precipitation hardened stainless steels were developed after the Second World War as a result of the needs of the aerospace industry, which needed materials resistant to corrosion at higher temperatures. In this research, a precipitation hardening Nb stainless steel and a PH 13-8Mo precipitation hardened stainless steels with Cu were produced, for purposes of comparison in terms of the production of nitrided layers and abrasive wear resistances. Nb proved to be an effective hardening

  13. Nectar Theft and Floral Ant-Repellence: A Link between Nectar Volume and Ant-Repellent Traits?

    Ballantyne, Gavin Andrew; Willmer, Patricia Gillian

    2012-01-01

    As flower visitors, ants rarely benefit a plant. They are poor pollinators, and can also disrupt pollination by deterring other flower visitors, or by stealing nectar. Some plant species therefore possess floral ant-repelling traits. But why do particular species have such traits when others do not? In a dry forest in Costa Rica, of 49 plant species around a third were ant-repellent at very close proximity to a common generalist ant species, usually via repellent pollen. Repellence was positi...

  14. Nõunik Ants Laansalu - rohkem talupoeg kui sulane / Ants Laansalu ; interv. Heiki Raudla

    Laansalu, Ants, 1938-2011

    2008-01-01

    Intervjuu põllumajandusministeeriumi nõunikuga, kes vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad Eesti põllumajandusministreid, põllumehe mainet, põllumajanduse tulevikku Eestis ja maailmas. Vt. samas: Ants Laansalu: CV

  15. Ants ja Jaak / Ants Juske, Jaak Juske ; intervjueerinud Margit Tõnson, Maris Sander

    Juske, Ants, 1956-

    2011-01-01

    Kunstiteadlane Ants Juske ja tema poliitikust poeg Jaak Juske räägivad põlvkondade erinevustest ja konfliktidest, oma poliitilisest identiteedist, haridusest, eeskujudest, huvidest, eluviisidest. Nende eluloolisi andmeid

  16. Ants Veetõusme ja tema valikud / Ants Veetõusme ; interv. Imbi E. Kaljuste

    Veetõusme, Ants, 1949-

    2002-01-01

    Eesti Maksumaksjate Liidu juhatuse esimehe Ants Veetõusme varasemast elust ning praegusest tegevusest EML-i juhi, spordijuhi ja FIE-na. Kommenteerivad Tõnu Anton ja Tiit Nuudi. Tartu linnapea 1991-1993

  17. Vestlus päevapoliitikast Ants Vahtrasega / Ants Vahtras ; interv. Hillar Padu

    Vahtras, Ants, 1953-

    2001-01-01

    Keskerakonna Hiiumaa osakonna esimees Ants Vahtras keskendub vestluses Keskerakonna kandidaatidele presidendi valimistele, arutleb presidendile vajalike isikuomaduste, haldusreformi, Hiiumaa Suurkogu, erastamiselt laekuva raha kasutamise üle ning annab hinnangu kultuuripoliitikale. Autor: Keskerakond

  18. Caracterización mediante HRTEM de un acero AISI4140 nitrurado por postdescarga micro-ondas

    Béjar-Gómez, L.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available An analysis of the nitrides formed in an AISI 4140 steel nitrided by postdischarge microwave nitriding treatment was carried out by high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM, fast Fourier transform (FFT and nanoanalysis. The steel samples were nitrided below of the eutectoid transformation point (590 °C, after nitriding the samples were cooling slowly inside in the reactor whit an argon atmosphere. The analysis were carried out in a FEG-TEM PHILIPS TECNAI F20 at 200 Kv. The results showed the morphology and size of the nitrides ε-Fe2-3N and γ’-Fe4N, which had coherency whit the matrix. By other hand the following crystallographic relations were determined: (110 Fe-α ║ (1001 ε-Fe2-3N ║ (110 γ’-Fe4N and [1-1 0]Fe-α ║ [1 0-1 0] ε-Fe2-3N ║ [0 1 1] Fe4N.

    Un análisis de las fases de nitruros formados en un acero AISI 4140, nitrurado mediante condiciones de postdescarga micro-ondas, se llevó a cabo por microscopía electrónica de transmisión de alta resolución (HRTEM, rápida transformada de Fourier (FFT y nanoanálisis. Las muestras de acero fueron nitruradas por debajo del punto de transformación eutectoide (590 °C; después del tratamiento de nitruración las piezas fueron enfriadas lentamente dentro del reactor con una atmósfera de argón. Los análisis se realizaron en un microscopio Philips con cañón de emisión de campo Tecnai F20 a 200 Kv (PHILIPS FEG-TEM TECNAI F20. Los resultados mostraron la morfología y tamaño de los nitruros de hierro ε-Fe2-3N y γ’-Fe4N, los cuáles mostraron coherencia con la matriz. Además, se obtuvo la siguiente relación de coherencia entre precipitados y matriz: (110 Fe-α ║ (1001 ε-Fe2-3N ║ (110 γ’-Fe4N y [1-1 0]Fe-α ║ [1 0-1 0] ε-Fe2-3N ║ [0 1 1] Fe4N.

  19. Predicción de propiedades mecánicas y microestructurales en aceros laminados en caliente

    Artigas, A.

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available In this work, sets of experimental data obtained from laboratory or hot rolling plants steels belonging to the local siderurgical industry were structured in a semiempirical model. A modelization based on the finite element technique of the cooling curves was made for this kind of steels during the coiling process. From the cooling curves obtained with this technique, the precipitated nitrogen fraction was computed. At the same time, from the chemical composition data and reduction percent during hot rolling, a model that predicts the final grain size after hot rolling was established. From this value of grain size and the free nitrogen results obtained from the model plus the chemical composition and the process variables, the yield stress and ultimate tensile stress, UTS, were estimated. The parameters obtained were validated from either, laboratory or plant results. Furthermore, an statistical test in order to assure the validity of the correlation between the different experimental and predicted modelized properties was made. Finally, the different equations and algorithms used were integrated in user friendly software, which allows not only to predict mechanical and microstructural properties, but also to make sensibility analysis. This kind of work allows in turn to investigate new fabrication processes.

    En el presente trabajo se estructura de manera racional el cúmulo de datos experimentales extraídos, ya sea de laboratorio o de la planta de laminado en caliente de aceros, perteneciente a la industria siderúrgica local. Se realizó una modelización, basada en la técnica de elementos finitos, de las curvas de enfriamiento de estos aceros durante la etapa de bobinado. Con las curvas de enfriamiento obtenidas con esta técnica se calculó, a partir de un modelo cinético, la fracción precipitada de nitrógeno. Paralelamente, con los datos de composición química y porcentaje de reducción durante el laminado en caliente, se

  20. Atrito interno em aços inoxidáveis austeníticos contendo cobre Internal friction in austenitic stainless steels with copper

    Maurício Silva Simões

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Nesse trabalho, estudaram-se a influência dos tipos e as quantidades de martensitas induzidas por deformação nas curvas de atrito interno de um aço inoxidável do tipo ABNT 304 contendo cobre. Corpos-de-prova foram deformados por tração de 3 a 12% de deformação verdadeira em temperaturas no intervalo de 50 a 20ºC, visando à obtenção de diferentes quantidades das fases martensíticas ε (HC e α' (CCC. Medidas magnéticas e ensaios dilatométricos foram realizados para avaliar as quantidades induzidas. Verificou-se que a' aumenta com a deformação, para uma mesma temperatura, e diminui à medida que a temperatura aumenta com deformação constante. Os ensaios de atrito interno foram realizados em um pêndulo de torção invertido em temperaturas de 40 a 400ºC. A influência de e, no atrito interno do aço, ficou bem estabelecida pela ocorrência de um pico nas temperaturas de reversão dessa martensita em torno de 100°C. A presença de a' parece estar relacionada a dois outros picos observados em torno de 220 e 350°C.The influence of the different types and amounts of strain induced martensite in AISI 304 austenitc steel with copper in internal friction behavior was studied. Specimens were deformed by tension from 0.03 to 0.12 of true strain at temperatures in the range -50 to 20ºC, in order to obtain different volumetric fractions of ε (HCP and α' (BCC strain induced martensites. Magnetic measurements and dilatometry were conducted to assess the quantities of induced martensite. It was found that a' increases with deformation at constant temperature, and decreases as the temperature increases at constant deformation. Internal friction tests were performed in an inverted torsion pendulum in temperatures in the range of 40 to 400°C. The occurrence of an internal friction peak around 100°C was well established and related to the e martensite reversion. The presence of other two peaks around 220 and 350°C was associated to the

  1. The worldwide expansion of the Argentine ant

    Vogel, Valerie; Pedersen, Jes Søe; Giraud, Tatiana;

    2010-01-01

    the native range) and secondary introductions (from sites with established invasive supercolonies) were important in the global expansion of the Argentine ant. In combination with the similar social organization of colonies in the native and introduced range, this indicates that invasiveness did not...

  2. Water surface locomotion in tropical canopy ants.

    Yanoviak, S P; Frederick, D N

    2014-06-15

    Upon falling onto the water surface, most terrestrial arthropods helplessly struggle and are quickly eaten by aquatic predators. Exceptions to this outcome mostly occur among riparian taxa that escape by walking or swimming at the water surface. Here we document sustained, directional, neustonic locomotion (i.e. surface swimming) in tropical arboreal ants. We dropped 35 species of ants into natural and artificial aquatic settings in Peru and Panama to assess their swimming ability. Ten species showed directed surface swimming at speeds >3 body lengths s(-1), with some swimming at absolute speeds >10 cm s(-1). Ten other species exhibited partial swimming ability characterized by relatively slow but directed movement. The remaining species showed no locomotory control at the surface. The phylogenetic distribution of swimming among ant genera indicates parallel evolution and a trend toward negative association with directed aerial descent behavior. Experiments with workers of Odontomachus bauri showed that they escape from the water by directing their swimming toward dark emergent objects (i.e. skototaxis). Analyses of high-speed video images indicate that Pachycondyla spp. and O. bauri use a modified alternating tripod gait when swimming; they generate thrust at the water surface via synchronized treading and rowing motions of the contralateral fore and mid legs, respectively, while the hind legs provide roll stability. These results expand the list of facultatively neustonic terrestrial taxa to include various species of tropical arboreal ants. PMID:24920838

  3. Ant System Algorithm Research and Its Applications

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, systematic review on Ant System (AS) algorithm research and application is made, and the authors works of introducing As algorithm into continuous space application are summarized. Then the applicability characters of AS in continuous space optimization problems are also discussed.

  4. Histrionicotoxin alkaloids finally detected in an ant

    Jones, Tappey H.; Adams, Rachelle Martha Marie; Spande, Thomas F.; Garraffo, H. Martin; Kaneko, Tetsuo; Schultz, Ted R.

    2012-01-01

    Workers of the ant Carebarella bicolor collected in Panama were found to have two major poison-frog alkaloids, cis- and trans-fused decahydroquinolines (DHQs) of the 269AB type, four minor 269AB isomers, two minor 269B isomers, and three isomers of DHQ 271D. For the first time in an ant, however......, the DHQs were accompanied by six histrionicotoxins (HTXs), viz., 283A, 285A, 285B, 285C, 287A, and 287D. This co-occurrence of the HTX and DHQ alkaloids is the usual pattern seen in dendrobatid frogs. This finding contrasts with our earlier study, where workers of a Brazilian ant, Solenopsis...... (Diplorhoptrum) sp., were found to have a very similar DHQ complex but failed to show HTXs. Several new DHQ alkaloids of MW 271 (named in the frog as 271G) are reported from the above ants that have both m/z 202 and 204 as major fragment ions, unlike the spectrum seen for the poison-frog alkaloid 271D, which has...

  5. The Kanizsa triangle illusion in foraging ants.

    Sakiyama, Tomoko; Gunji, Yukio-Pegio

    2016-01-01

    The Kanizsa triangle, wherein three Pac-Man configurations symmetrically face inwards, is a well-known illusion. By exposing foraging ants (Lasius niger) to Kanizsa-shaped honeydew solutions, we studied the origin of this illusion. More specifically, we examined whether foraging ants showed different movement reactions to local honeydew patterns formed by nestmates. This novel phenomenon could serve as an abstract model of the Kanizsa triangle illusion under the assumption that such an illusion could arise through the sum of each agent's limited global cognitions, because each agent could not perceive the entire subjective contours. Even a subjective consciousness consists of some parts which have no identical perception and could be an illusion. We succeeded in inducing foragers to move along the sides of a Kanizsa triangle when Pac-Man-shaped inducers were introduced. Furthermore, foragers appeared to form Y-shaped trajectories when dot-shaped or inverse Kanizsa inducers were used. Based on our findings, we propose an agent-based ant model that compares modelled behaviour with experimental phenomena. Our abstract model could be used to explain such cognitive phenomena for bottom-up processes, because ants cannot perceive the given subjective contours, instead simply move along the edges. PMID:26930477

  6. The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants

    Cremer, Sylvia; Ugelvig, Line Vej; Drijfhout, Falko P;

    2008-01-01

    It is unclear why some species become successful invaders whilst others fail, and whether invasive success depends on pre-adaptations already present in the native range or on characters evolving de-novo after introduction. Ants are among the worst invasive pests, with Lasius neglectus and its ra...

  7. Fungal enzymes in the attine ant symbiosis

    de Fine Licht, Henrik Hjarvard; Schiøtt, Morten; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan

    build huge nests displacing several cubic meters of soil, whereas lower attine genera such as Cyphomyrmex and Mycocepurus have small nests with a fungus garden the size of a table-tennis ball. Only the leaf-cutter ants are specialized on using fresh leaves as substrate for their fungus gardens, whereas...

  8. Mecanismos de corrosión e inhibición electroquímica del acero galvanorrecocido

    Arenas, M. A.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion mechanism of galvannealed in 0,6 M NaCl has been evaluated by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS. After 48 hours and for longer immersion time, up to 1 month, in sodium chloride, the system is controlled by a diffusion process at finite layer. Moreover, the effectiveness of cerium salts as inhibitor added in the electrolyte has been studied. Inhibition percentages of about 85% for 500 and 1000 ppm at 24 hours have been found. On the hand, changes in the corrosion mechanism due to the cerium presence were shown.

    Se ha estudiado el mecanismo de corrosión de un acero galvanorrecocido, en 0,6 M de cloruro sódico, mediante espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica. Los resultados revelan que el sistema, para tiempos mayores de 48 h de inmersión y hasta 1 mes en NaCl, está controlado por un proceso de difusión en capa finita. A su vez, se ha estudiado la efectividad de sales de cerio como inhibidor añadido en el medio agresivo, obteniéndose porcentajes de inhibición del 85% para concentraciones de 500 y 1.000 ppm a las 24 h de exposición. Además, los espectros de impedancia electroquímica revelan un cambio en el mecanismo de corrosión del galvanorrecocido por la adición del cerio en el medio.

  9. Ants mediate the structure of phytotelm communities in an ant-garden bromeliad

    Céréghino, Régis; Leroy, Céline; Dejean, Alain; Corbara, Bruno

    2010-01-01

    The main theories explaining the biological diversity of rain forests often confer a limited understanding of the contribution of interspecific interactions to the observed patterns. We show how two-species mutualisms can affect much larger segments of the invertebrate community in tropical rain forests. Aechmea mertensii (Bromeliaceae) is both a phytotelm (plant-held water) and an ant-garden epiphyte. We studied the influence of its associated ant species (Pachycondyla goeldii and Camponotus...

  10. TestAnt: an ant colony system approach to sequential testing under precedence constraints

    Çatay, Bülent; Catay, Bulent; Özlük, Özgür; Ozluk, Ozgur; Ünlüyurt, Tonguç; Unluyurt, Tonguc

    2011-01-01

    We consider the problem of minimum cost sequential testing (diagnosis) of a series (or parallel) system under precedence constraints. We model the problem as a nonlinear integer program. We develop and implement an ant colony algorithm for the problem. We demonstrate the performance of this algorithm for special type of instances for which the optimal solutions can be found in polynomial time. In addition, we compare the performance of the ant colony algorithm with a branch and bound algorith...

  11. Dead ant walking: a myrmecophilous beetle predator uses parasitoid host location cues to selectively prey on parasitized ants.

    Mathis, Kaitlyn A; Tsutsui, Neil D

    2016-08-17

    Myrmecophiles (i.e. organisms that associate with ants) use a variety of ecological niches and employ different strategies to survive encounters with ants. Because ants are typically excellent defenders, myrmecophiles may choose moments of weakness to take advantage of their ant associates. This hypothesis was studied in the rove beetle, Myrmedonota xipe, which associates with Azteca sericeasur ants in the presence of parasitoid flies. A combination of laboratory and field experiments show that M. xipe beetles selectively locate and prey upon parasitized ants. These parasitized ants are less aggressive towards beetles than healthy ants, allowing beetles to eat the parasitized ants alive without interruption. Moreover, behavioural assays and chemical analysis reveal that M. xipe are attracted to the ant's alarm pheromone, the same secretion used by the phorid fly parasitoids in host location. This strategy allows beetles access to an abundant but otherwise inaccessible resource, as A. sericeasur ants are typically highly aggressive. These results are the first, to our knowledge, to demonstrate a predator sharing cues with a parasitoid to gain access to an otherwise unavailable prey item. Furthermore, this work highlights the importance of studying ant-myrmecophile interactions beyond just their pairwise context. PMID:27512148

  12. Caracterización de aceros dual-phase obtenidos por laminación en caliente

    Houbaert, Y.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Samples were obtained from C-Mn-Si steel available in the market. Through a hot rolling and coiling process, it was possible to obtain Dual-Phase steel with microstructural and mechanical properties in the theoretical range typical of this material. The thermomechanical process consisted of a strong reduction by multiples pass of hot rolling at temperatures above Ar3, controlled-cooling the sheets during 5 s (at a rate of 20 °C/s in the equilibrium range α+γ. Temperature Ar3 measured by differential scanning calorimetry was 890 °C. Quenching was then carried out in the coiling temperatures range (500-675 °C, cooling the samples in accordance to an established curve that corresponds to the actual cooling curve of a coil. The microstructural characterization of the samples obtained was carried out by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Additionally, texture measurements were carried out by X-ray diffraction in order to study the resulting orientations due to the finishing rolling temperature and coiling temperature, determining the influence on these parameters of the different texture components. The microstructural results were complemented with the normal and planar anisotropy indexes measured in according to the ASTM E-517 standard. The intensities of the different texture components were correlated with the values of anisotropy indexes, finding that it is possible to obtain only a slightly enhancement in the normal anisotropy index through an appropriate combination of finish rolling and coiling temperatures.

    Se tomaron muestras de acero al C-Mn-Si disponible en el mercado y mediante un proceso de laminación en caliente y bobinado, se obtuvo acero Dual Phase con microestructura y propiedades mecánicas dentro del rango teórico esperado de este material. El proceso termomecánico consistió en producir una fuerte reducción a temperaturas mayores a Ar3

  13. Experiencias en la selección de aceros asistida por computadoras en la carrera de ingeniería mecánica

    Luminita Dumitrescu

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se plantea que el diseño de Ingeniería de un producto o componente constituye una actividad difícil, compleja y multidisciplinaria, enfocada a la resolución de problemas. Se muestra el desarrollo de una herramienta automatizada para la selección de los aceros más utilizados en la construcción de maquinarias donde la herramienta constituye una ayuda para la selección de los materiales desde la etapa conceptual del proceso de diseño, donde se identifican las diferentes categorías de materiales a utilizar, la que comprende las características y propiedades más relevantes de los aceros de Ingeniería disponibles en seis normas internacionales: Japonesa (JIS, Alemana (DIN, Vbn, DIN-Vbn, Rusa (GOST, Americana (AISI, SAE, AISI-SAE, ASTM, Inglesa (BS, EN, GB, Francesa (AFNOR y la Norma Cubana (NC vigente.

  14. RESISTENCIA A LA CORROSIÓN DE LAS MULTICAPAS DE [TIN/ALTIN]n DEPOSITADAS SOBRE ACERO AL CARBONO AISI 1045

    WILLIAM APERADOR

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el mejoramiento frente a la corrosión de los recubrimientos multicapas de [TiN/AlTiN]n con periodos de 2, 6, 12 y 24 bicapas depositados mediante la técnica de PVD magnetrón Sputtering sobre acero al carbono AISI 1045. La evaluación electroquímica se realizó mediante las técnicas espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica (EIS y curvas de polarización Tafel, en una solución de 0.5M de H2SO4 + 3.5% wt. de NaCl. La resistencia a la corrosión aumentó de forma gradual en función del número de bicapas en comparación al sustrato encontrando valores de velocidad de corrosión de 18.51 mpy para el sustrato sin recubrir y de 1x10 6 mpy para la muestra con 24 bicapas. Los resultados electroquímicos revelan el efecto positivo en cuanto a la protección superficial del acero 1045 con el incremento del periodo en las multicapas de [TiN /AlTiN]n.

  15. Microestructuras producidas en la soldadura de unión de aceros para tuberías de gran diámetro

    Salazar, M.

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available This is an evaluation of the microstructure in the heat affected zone (HAZ of steel weldings used in pipe lines. The welding was made by shielding metal are welding. This is a welding process with multiple run and low heat input, however local brittle zones are present in the HAZ. These are originated by a complex mechanism that is influenced by welding parameters and chemical composition of the steel. The welding sequences that help to eliminate the local brittle zones are studied.

    En este trabajo se estudian las microestructuras producidas en la zona afectada por el calor (HAZ de la soldadura de unión en aceros utilizados en la construcción de poliductos. Se analizan las juntas obtenidas mediante soldadura manual con electrodo revestido. A pesar de que este es un proceso de soldadura con un bajo aporte térmico, se encuentran zonas frágiles locales que se originan por un mecanismo complejo influido por parámetros de soldadura y composición química del acero. Se analizan secuencias de soldaduras que ayuden a la desaparición de las mismas.

  16. Parameters of ante-mortem delirium

    Deksnyte, Aušra

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. The aim of this study was to investigate the parameters of ante-mortem delirium of the patients in a closed psychiatric institution and to compare them with the ante-mortem psychopathology of the medical patients. Methods. There were 139 medical records of the patients analyzed, who died during the period of 1997-2003 at the in-patient psychiatric institution. The diagnoses were recorded according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10 criteria. Patients’ data included age, gender, previous psychiatric disorders, current somatic and psychiatric morbidity, and comorbidity. Results. The incidence of delirium was 83,7%. The delirium group included more elder, male persons who were more likely to have dementia and less inclined to depression. Surprisingly the incidence of delirium among non-dementia men was quite high – 76,9%, as compared to non-dementia women – 23,1% (P=0,008. The duration of delirium differed from 1 to 1335 days. Longer delirium was observed among elder than 75 years (87,7, SD 183,9 vs52,6, SD 121,4 days; P=0,019 and dementia (83,6, SD 173,6 vs 13,5, SD 11,6 days; P<0,001 patients, but did not differ in gender groups. Conclusions. Ante-mortem delirium occurred more commonly in more elder and demented patients The duration of ante-mortem delirium was shorter in younger and non-dementia patients. Patients of the psychiatric institution tend to have longer deliriums than medical patients. The patients with depression and the history of alcohol abuse were not likely to get ante-mortem delirium. Before death in many persons hyperactive and mixed delirium transformed into hypoactive.

  17. Host ant independent oviposition in the parasitic butterfly Maculinea alcon

    Fürst, Matthias A; Nash, David Richard

    2010-01-01

    Parasitic Maculinea alcon butterflies can only develop in nests of a subset of available Myrmica ant species, so female butterflies have been hypothesized to preferentially lay eggs on plants close to colonies of the correct host ants. Previous correlational investigations of host-ant-dependent o......Parasitic Maculinea alcon butterflies can only develop in nests of a subset of available Myrmica ant species, so female butterflies have been hypothesized to preferentially lay eggs on plants close to colonies of the correct host ants. Previous correlational investigations of host...

  18. Acero de alto silicio producido por inmersión en Al-Si y recocido de difusión

    Ros-Yáñez, Tanya

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available It is difficult to process steel sheet with a high Si content (>3.5%Si, mainly because of its brittleness and the appearance of cracks during rolling and oxidation. However, there is a market for this steel in electrical applications because of the favourable influence of Si on magnetostriction and electrical resistivity. As an alternative process, 3% Si-steel substrates were coated with hypereutectic Al-Si-alloys in a "hot-dip simulator" using different preheating and dipping times. The obtained layers were characterised by SEM and EDS analysis. Diffusion annealing experiments were performed to obtain sufficient amount of Si in the steel. It was observed that:

    • intermetallic phases appear in the coating layers as according to the ternary Fe-Si-Al diagram
    • with a double dipping primary silicon crystals are formed in the surface layer
    • the ordered DO3 structure is present if the dipping and/or diffusion time is long enough
    • homogeneous silicon gradients in the whole substrate thickness have not yet been achieved
    • theoretic calculations show that Si-gradient, also have beneficial effects on magnetic behaviour


    Es difícil procesar aceros eléctricos de alto contenido en silicio (>3,5 % Si. Esto se debe principalmente, a problemas de fragilidad, aparición de grietas durante la laminación y oxidación. Sin embargo, existe un importante mercado para este tipo de acero en aplicaciones eléctricas debido a la favorable influencia que ejerce el Si sobre la magnetoestricción, las pérdidas eléctricas y la resistividad eléctrica. Como proceso alternativo, se sumergieron substratos de acero con 3 % de silicio en una aleación hipereutéctica Al-25 % Si, en un simulador de recubrimiento por inmersión en caliente. En los ensayos se utilizaron diferentes tiempos de precalentamiento y de inmersión. En la segunda fase de la investigación se llevaron a cabo recocidos de difusión en el

  19. Um novo fio de aço inoxidável para aplicações ortodônticas A new stainless steel wire for orthodontic purposes

    André Itman Filho; Rosana Vilarim da Silva; Roney Valdo Bertolo

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: desenvolver uma metodologia para fabricação de fios ortodônticos de aço inoxidável austeno-ferrítico SEW 410 Nr. 14517 por meio dos processos convencionais de laminação e trefilação. MÉTODOS: o aço austeno-ferrítico foi elaborado em um forno elétrico de indução. A qualidade dos fios foi avaliada por ensaios de tração e medidas de microdureza. A ductilidade e a manuseabilidade foram analisadas por meio da confecção de componentes ortodônticos. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os valores enco...

  20. Caracterização da temperabilidade e das curvas de transformação de fases de aços inoxidáveis martensíticos do tipo FeCrNi

    Neide Aparecida Mariano; Victor Ferrinho Pereira; César Augusto Duarte Rodrigues; Pedro Luis di Lorenzo; João Manuel Domingos de Almeida Rollo

    2007-01-01

    Nas últimas décadas, foram desenvolvidas novas classes de aços inoxidáveis martensíticos, com composição química 0,01-0,1%C, 11-13%Cr e 2-6%Ni, com o objetivo de atender às necessidades das indústrias de petróleo, por apresentarem boa resistência à corrosão em ambientes de média agressividade associada à boa resistência mecânica. Contudo o seu uso tem sido restrito pelo fato de ser um desenvolvimento recente e muitas de suas propriedades ainda serem motivos de investigações. Esse trabalho est...

  1. Microestrutura e resistência à corrosão de aços inoxidáveis supermartensíticos soldados por fricção radial

    Carlos Alberto Della Rovere; Celso Roberto Ribeiro; Rodrigo da Silva; Nelson Guedes de Alcântara; Sebastião Elias Kuri

    2014-01-01

    Neste trabalho, tubos de aço inoxidável supermartensítico (AISM) foram soldados por fricção radial (SFR) e suas propriedades de corrosão foram estudadas através de ensaios de polarização anódica em solução de 3,5 % de NaCl e da técnica eletroquímica de reativação potenciocinética de ciclo duplo (DL-EPR). As medidas foram realizadas em amostras extraídas de diferentes regiões da solda SFR, i.e., metal de base (MB), interface de soldagem e anel consumível (AC). As propriedades de corrosão foram...

  2. The Pied Piper: A Parasitic Beetle's Melodies Modulate Ant Behaviours.

    Andrea Di Giulio

    Full Text Available Ants use various communication channels to regulate their social organisation. The main channel that drives almost all the ants' activities and behaviours is the chemical one, but it is long acknowledged that the acoustic channel also plays an important role. However, very little is known regarding exploitation of the acoustical channel by myrmecophile parasites to infiltrate the ant society. Among social parasites, the ant nest beetles (Paussus are obligate myrmecophiles able to move throughout the colony at will and prey on the ants, surprisingly never eliciting aggression from the colonies. It has been recently postulated that stridulatory organs in Paussus might be evolved as an acoustic mechanism to interact with ants. Here, we survey the role of acoustic signals employed in the Paussus beetle-Pheidole ant system. Ants parasitised by Paussus beetles produce caste-specific stridulations. We found that Paussus can "speak" three different "languages", each similar to sounds produced by different ant castes (workers, soldiers, queen. Playback experiments were used to test how host ants respond to the sounds emitted by Paussus. Our data suggest that, by mimicking the stridulations of the queen, Paussus is able to dupe the workers of its host and to be treated as royalty. This is the first report of acoustic mimicry in a beetle parasite of ants.

  3. Um novo fio de aço inoxidável para aplicações ortodônticas A new stainless steel wire for orthodontic purposes

    André Itman Filho

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: desenvolver uma metodologia para fabricação de fios ortodônticos de aço inoxidável austeno-ferrítico SEW 410 Nr. 14517 por meio dos processos convencionais de laminação e trefilação. MÉTODOS: o aço austeno-ferrítico foi elaborado em um forno elétrico de indução. A qualidade dos fios foi avaliada por ensaios de tração e medidas de microdureza. A ductilidade e a manuseabilidade foram analisadas por meio da confecção de componentes ortodônticos. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os valores encontrados mostraram que os fios de aço inoxidável austeno-ferrítico atenderam às normas BS 3507:1976 e ISO 5832-1, e apresentaram ótima ductilidade para confecção de componentes ortodônticos com dobras complexas.OBJECTIVE: To develop a method to manufacture austenitic-ferritic stainless steel orthodontic wires (SEW 410 Nr. 14517 using conventional rolling and wiredrawing processes. METHODS: Austenitic-ferritic steel was produced in an induction furnace. Traction trials and microhardness measurements were used to evaluate wire quality. Orthodontic parts were fabricated to assess ductility and malleability. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Austenitic-ferritic stainless steel wires meet the BS 3507:1976 and ISO 5832-1 norms and have excellent ductility for the fabrication of orthodontic parts with complex folds.

  4. Adesão de linhagem selvagem de Streptococcus thermophilus em superfície de aço inoxidável e efeitos da higienização na sua remoção Adhesion of a wild strain of Streptococcus thermophilus onto stainless steel surfaces and the effects of cleaning and sanification on its removal

    Ana Lourdes Neves GÂNDARA; OLIVEIRA José Sátiro de

    2000-01-01

    Linhagem selvagem de Streptococcus thermophilus isolada de leite pasteurizado foi avaliada em modelo experimental quanto a adesão em superfície de aço inoxidável e comportamento frente à limpeza e sanificação. Em leite, a adesão do microrganismo em aço inoxidável foi estudada em 6h de contato a 45°C sob agitação e uma higienização com detergentes alcalino e ácido seguida de sanificação foi utilizada para avaliação do comportamento das células aderidas frente à higienização. Esse microrganismo...

  5. Estudo do mecanismo de corrosão por pites em água do mar de aços inoxidáveis supermartensíticos microligados com Nb e Ti Study of pitting corrosion mechanism of supermartensitic stainless steels microalloyed with Nb and ti in sea water

    Carlos Alberto Picon; Frederico Augusto Pires Fernandes; Germano Tremiliosi-Filho; Cesar Augusto D. Rodrigues; Luiz Carlos Casteletti

    2010-01-01

    Os aços inoxidáveis supermartensíticos (SMSS) são usados em ambientes agressivos devido à sua boa soldabilidade, boas propriedades mecânicas em temperaturas elevadas e superior resistência à corrosão sob tensão. Aplicações na exploração de petróleo demandam superior combinação de propriedades e os aços inoxidáveis duplex e superduplex têm sido aplicados nessa área, a despeito de seus custos elevados. Os SMSS consistem numa alternativa técnica e econômica ao uso daqueles aços. Nesse trabalho, ...

  6. Evolução temporal da interfase aço inoxidável P558/solução de cloreto de sódio por espectroscopia de impedância eletroquímica

    Ruth Flavia Vera Villamil Jaimes; Mónica Luisa Chaves de Andrade Afonso; Silvia Maria Leite Agostinho; Celso Antonio Barbosa

    2007-01-01

    O aço inoxidável P558, isento de níquel, vem sendo estudado pelo grupo com o objetivo de verificar a viabilidade do seu emprego em implantes ortopédicos. Em trabalhos anteriores, foi mostrado, por técnicas eletroquímicas estacionárias, que ele apresenta, em meio de cloreto de sódio 0,11 mol L-1, comportamento semelhante ao do aço ISO 5832-9 e bem superior ao do aço ISO 5832-1, mais conhecido como F138. Nesse trabalho, foi estudada a evolução temporal da interfase aço inoxidável P558/NaCl 0,11...

  7. Bioturbation by Fire Ants in the Coastal Prairie of Texas

    Cameron, G.; Williams, L.

    2001-12-01

    Fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) were introduced to the US in the early part of the last century. They have spread throughout the southeastern US in the absence of native competitors and predators with a range limited by abiotic factors. Each fire ant mound contains thousands of individuals, can be large, and can be numerous enough to comprise a dominant feature of the landscape. Studies of this species have focused upon its spread, formation of single- and multiple-queen colonies, genetic structure, and impact on native fauna and human health. Some studies have analyzed native fire ant-soil interactions, but few studies have examined the process of bioturbation by introduced fire ants in native ecosystems. Fire ants on the coastal prairie of Texas primarily are of the multiple-queen type that exhibit a much higher density of mounds than the single-queen type. Consequently, mound-building activities by fire ants can have a marked effect upon soil structure and nutrient content and may affect soil organisms and plants. Fire ant activity, mound density, mound dispersion, soil texture, soil permeability, soil moisture content, and soil nutrients were measured. Fire ants mounds are visible aboveground from April-November. Density of mounds was 117-738/ha, and average mound lifespan was 3.6 months with only 9% of the mounds remaining active throughout the entire season. Mounds were dispersed randomly. Foraging activity by fire ants was from June through October with a peak in July. Annual soil turnover was estimated by collecting and weighing mounds. There was no effect of ant mounds on soil texture, but water infiltration was higher in areas with ant mounds. Early-season samples showed no nutrient differences, but late-season samples showed that ant mounds contained higher amounts of micronutrients than random samples of soil. These data are compared to similar data on effects of mounds from native ants and from native and introduced ants in different habitats.

  8. Field tests of interspecific competition in ant assemblages: revisiting the dominant red wood ants.

    Gibb, Heloise; Johansson, Therese

    2011-05-01

    1. There has been considerable debate on the importance of competition in ecological communities, but its importance in structuring ant assemblages has often been uncritically accepted. Here, we briefly review field experiments examining competition in ant assemblages and use a removal experiment to test the effect of the classical territorial dominant ant, Formica aquilonia. Ants of this species group are thought to structure communities through a dominance hierarchy. 2. First, we used pitfall traps to compare the abundance of other ants in replicated sites with low and high densities of F. aquilonia. We found differences in community composition, in particular, Camponotus herculeanus was more common in low-density sites, in accordance with predictions. Differences in ant assemblages were not owing to differences in measured habitat variables. 3. We removed F. aquilonia from a set of high-density sites, using physical and chemical methods, and repeated these procedures at procedural control sites. One year after removal, abundances of F. aquilonia at removal sites were similar to those at low-density sites. However, the composition of other species did not change in response to F. aquilonia removal. Replication rates were identical in the mensurative and experimental components of this study, so this is unlikely to be owing to the analysis being insufficiently powerful. 4. We suggest three possibilities for the lack of difference. First, the study may have been too short term or small scale to detect differences. However, previous studies have shown effects on smaller spatial- and temporal-scales. Second, priority effects may be important in the successful colonisation by F. aquilonia. Thirdly, boreal ant assemblages may be too depauperate for redundancy in ecological roles and for competition to play an important structuring role. 5. We thus recommend that long-term large-scale experiments be considered essential if we are to distinguish between competing

  9. Plan de negocios para la creación de Comyser S.A.S.

    López Lavado, Leandra Tatiana

    2013-01-01

    El proyecto Comyser S.A.S. nace a partir de la necesidad de crear una empresa que ayude a cubrir la gran demanda que existe en el sector industrial especialmente en los restaurantes en cuanto a productos en acero inoxidable, y formular el plan de negocios donde se evalúe la viabilidad para la creación de la empresa inicialmente en la ciudad de Bogotá, que se encuentra destinada a la fabricación y comercialización de artículos industriales elaborados en acero inoxidable y su respectivo manteni...

  10. Estudio de la corrosión electroquímica en los bronces de aluminio con níquel (NAB)

    Rey Ruiz, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    RESUMEN: Los bronces al aluminio con níquel, más conocidos como NAB, Nickel Aluminiun Bronzes, por sus siglas en inglés, cubren con solvencia un amplio abanico de aplicaciones y soluciones constructivas en el medio marino. En ambientes de agua dulce la familia de materiales predominante son los aceros inoxidables. En situaciones y ambientes específicos, como pueden ser centrales hidroeléctricas especificas, se debe recurrir a aceros inoxidables especiales u otras familias...

  11. Various Chemical Strategies to Deceive Ants in Three Arhopala Species (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Exploiting Macaranga Myrmecophytes

    Inui, Yoko; Shimizu-kaya, Usun; Okubo, Tadahiro; Yamsaki, Eri; Itioka, Takao

    2015-01-01

    Macaranga myrmecophytes (ant-plants) are generally well protected from herbivore attacks by their symbiotic ants (plant-ants). However, larvae of Arhopala (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) species survive and develop on specific Macaranga ant-plant species without being attacked by the plant-ants of their host species. We hypothesized that Arhopala larvae chemically mimic or camouflage themselves with the ants on their host plant so that the larvae are accepted by the plant-ant species of their host....

  12. Low-toxicity baits control ants in citrus orchards and grape vineyards

    Tollerup, Kris E.; Rust, Michael K.; Dorschner, Keith W.; Phillips, Phil A.; Klotz, John H.

    2004-01-01

    Effective ant control is critical for controlling honeydew-secreting homopteran agricultural pests such as whitefly and mealybug. Low-toxicity ant baits may more effectively control ants than the broad-spectrum insecticides currently used in California vineyards and citrus orchards. This study focused on developing effective ant baits for use in bait stations to control field ant and Argentine ant, which aggressively tend homopteran pests. In the Coachella Valley, field ant is associated with...

  13. Lithiase géante sur enterocystoplastie

    Elmortaji, Khalid; Elomri, Ghassane; Bennani, Saad; Rabii, Redouane; Aboutaib, Rachid; Meziane, Fethi

    2014-01-01

    La formation des lithiases est une complication fréquente des entérocystoplasties après cystectomie radicale pour tumeur de vessie infiltrante. Le délai d'apparition dépend des facteurs de risque favorisants notamment les infections urinaires. Néanmoins la survenue de lithiase géante sur néovessie reste exceptionnelle, seulement 5 cas ont été rapportés dans la littérature. Nous rapportons dans ce travail, le cas d'une lithiase géante compliquant une entérocystoplastie chez un malade suivi pour tumeur de vessie infiltrante. PMID:25932070

  14. Optic disc detection using ant colony optimization

    Dias, Marcy A.; Monteiro, Fernando C.

    2012-09-01

    The retinal fundus images are used in the treatment and diagnosis of several eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. This paper proposes a new method to detect the optic disc (OD) automatically, due to the fact that the knowledge of the OD location is essential to the automatic analysis of retinal images. Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is an optimization algorithm inspired by the foraging behaviour of some ant species that has been applied in image processing for edge detection. Recently, the ACO was used in fundus images to detect edges, and therefore, to segment the OD and other anatomical retinal structures. We present an algorithm for the detection of OD in the retina which takes advantage of the Gabor wavelet transform, entropy and ACO algorithm. Forty images of the retina from DRIVE database were used to evaluate the performance of our method.

  15. Ant Colony Optimization and Hypergraph Covering Problems

    Pat, Ankit

    2011-01-01

    Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is a very popular metaheuristic for solving computationally hard combinatorial optimization problems. Runtime analysis of ACO with respect to various pseudo-boolean functions and different graph based combinatorial optimization problems has been taken up in recent years. In this paper, we investigate the runtime behavior of an MMAS*(Max-Min Ant System) ACO algorithm on some well known hypergraph covering problems that are NP-Hard. In particular, we have addressed the Minimum Edge Cover problem, the Minimum Vertex Cover problem and the Maximum Weak- Independent Set problem. The influence of pheromone values and heuristic information on the running time is analysed. The results indicate that the heuristic information has greater impact towards improving the expected optimization time as compared to pheromone values. For certain instances of hypergraphs, we show that the MMAS* algorithm gives a constant order expected optimization time when the dominance of heuristic information is ...

  16. Some 'ant'swers: Application of a layered barcode approach to problems in ant taxonomy.

    Paknia, Omid; Bergmann, Tjard; Hadrys, Heike

    2015-11-01

    DNA barcoding has emerged as a routine tool in modern taxonomy. Although straightforward, this approach faces new challenges, when applied to difficult situation such as defining cryptic biodiversity. Ants are prime examples for high degrees of cryptic biodiversity due to complex population differentiation, hybridization and speciation processes. Here, we test the DNA barcoding region, cytochrome c oxidase 1 and two supplementary markers, 28S ribosomal DNA and long-wavelength rhodopsin, commonly used in ant taxonomy, for their potential in a layered, character-based barcoding approach across different taxonomic levels. Furthermore, we assess performance of the character-based barcoding approach to determine cryptic species diversity in ants. We found (i) that the barcode potential of a specific genetic marker varied widely among taxonomic levels in ants; (ii) that application of a layered, character-based barcode for identification of specimens can be a solution to taxonomical challenging groups; (iii) that the character-based barcoding approach allows us to differentiate specimens even within locations based on pure characters. In summary, (layered) character-based barcoding offers a reliable alternative for problematic species identification in ants and can be used as a fast and cost-efficient approach to estimate presence, absence or frequency of cryptic species. PMID:25712507

  17. Polyethism in a colony of artificial ants

    Marriott, Chris

    2011-01-01

    We explore self-organizing strategies for role assignment in a foraging task carried out by a colony of artificial agents. Our strategies are inspired by various mechanisms of division of labor (polyethism) observed in eusocial insects like ants, termites, or bees. Specifically we instantiate models of caste polyethism and age or temporal polyethism to evaluated the benefits to foraging in a dynamic environment. Our experiment is directly related to the exploration/exploitation trade of in machine learning.

  18. Ants and sustainable agriculture. A review

    Benckiser, Gero

    2010-01-01

    International audience 60% of the world's ecosystems are not used in a sustainable way. Modern agriculture is blamed for declining soil carbon and biodiversity. Climate change, habitat fragmentation and other obstacles impede the movement of many animal species, and distribution changes are projected to continue. Therefore, we need alternative management strategies. The colony organisation of social insects, especially of ants, is seen as a model to design an improved agricultural manageme...

  19. Recruitment Strategies and Colony Size in Ants

    Planqué, Robert; van den Berg, Jan Bouwe; Franks, Nigel R

    2010-01-01

    Ants use a great variety of recruitment methods to forage for food or find new nests, including tandem running, group recruitment and scent trails. It has been known for some time that there is a loose correlation across many taxa between species-specific mature colony size and recruitment method. Very small colonies tend to use solitary foraging; small to medium sized colonies use tandem running or group recruitment whereas larger colonies use pheromone recruitment trails. Until now, explana...

  20. Associations Between Australian Pseudoscorpions and Ants

    Harvey, Mark S.; Mark A. Elgar; Cole, Deborah C.

    1994-01-01

    The distribution of three species of pseudoscorpions, found under the bark of blue gum Eucalyptus globulus, is closely correlated with the presence of three species of ants. Marachernes bellus is never found on trees without Anonychomyrma sp. near foetens, and Protochelifer victorianus and Paraustrochernes victorianus are more commonly found on trees with Technomyrmex jocosus and/or Tapinoma minutum. The distribution of another pseudoscorpion, Conicochernes sp., is not influenced by the prese...

  1. Bus Network Modeling Using Ant Algorithms

    Sepideh Eshragh; Shahriar Afandizadeh Zargari; Ardeshir Faghri; Earl Rusty Lee

    2010-01-01

    Bus transit network modeling is a complex and combinatorial problem. The main purpose of this paper is to apply a contemporary method for designing a bus transit network with the objective of achieving optimum results. The method is called Ant Algorithms, a Meta Heuristic method, which has been applied to optimization problems in transportation with noticeable success. The description of the algorithm, as well as the main methodology and computations, is presented in this paper. Furthermore, ...

  2. Road Traffic System: Optimization Using Ant Systems

    Yeong, Kim Ming

    2003-01-01

    Let us look at these social insects, which are relatively simple however, they can perform effective strategy following the simple, adaptive to local rules, which allows them to change according to the environment for survival. This uniqueness of the insect world helps us to understand that complex situation does have solution. The study of ant colonies behavior is an interesting issue that provides good modeling solution for difficult optimization and distributed control problems. Transporta...

  3. Ant-Man and the quantum realm

    Michalakis, Spiros

    2015-11-01

    I was in Los Angeles airport, stuffing French fries into my mouth and waiting for a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, when my phone buzzed. The e-mail was from the Science and Entertainment Exchange, a non-profit organization working to elevate the level of science in the movies, and it told me to report to Atlanta to consult on a new superhero movie: Ant-Man.

  4. Ant colony optimization and constraint programming

    Solnon, Christine

    2013-01-01

    Ant colony optimization is a metaheuristic which has been successfully applied to a wide range of combinatorial optimization problems. The author describes this metaheuristic and studies its efficiency for solving some hard combinatorial problems, with a specific focus on constraint programming. The text is organized into three parts. The first part introduces constraint programming, which provides high level features to declaratively model problems by means of constraints. It describes the main existing approaches for solving constraint satisfaction problems, including complete tree search

  5. Comparative ultrastructure of ant spermatozoa (Formicidae: Hymenoptera).

    Wheeler, D E; Crichton, E G; Krutzsch, P H

    1990-12-01

    Mature spermatozoa from spermathecae of founding queens were obtained from 5 species of ants, representing the major subfamilies Myrmicinae (Acromyrmex versicolor, Crematogaster sp.) and Dolichoderinae (Tapinoma sessile, Conomyrma insana, Conomyrma wheeleri). The ultrastructure of ant spermatozoa has many features in common with that of higher insects and is similar to that of other Hymenoptera. Structural similarities to spermatozoa of other Hymenoptera include an acrosome containing an internal rod that extends into the nucleus, two elongate mitochondrial derivatives, a centriolar adjunct, and an axonemal arrangement of 9 + 9 + 2 that includes well-developed coarse, or accessory, tubules. Spermatozoa obtained from A. versicolor, a species that is known to store and utilize viable sperm from this supply for over 10 years, show greater development of the mitochondrial derivatives than do the other species. The most distinctive feature of ant spermatozoa in comparison to other Hymenoptera is the large size of the centriolar adjunct relative to the other organelles. The centriolar adjunct is located posterior to the nucleus, anterior to the mitochondrial derivatives, and opposite the axoneme. PMID:2280410

  6. Polydomy in the ant Ectatomma opaciventre.

    Tofolo, Viviane C; Giannotti, Edilberto; Neves, Erika F; Andrade, Luis H C; Lima, Sandro M; Súarez, Yzel R; Antonialli-Junior, William F

    2014-01-01

    Tropical ants commonly exhibit a hyper-dispersed pattern of spatial distribution of nests. In polydomous species, nests may be satellites, that is, secondary structures of the main nest, where the queen is found. In order to evaluate whether the ant Ectatomma opaciventre Roger (Formicidae: Ectatomminae) uses the strategy of building polydomous nests, the spatial distribution pattern of 33 nests in a 1,800 m(2) degraded area located in Rio Claro, SP, Brazil, were investigated using the nearest neighbor method. To complement the results of this investigation, the cuticular chemical profile of eight colonies was analyzed using Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy (FTIR-PAS). The nests of E. opaciventre presented a hyper-dispersed or regular distribution, which is the most common in ants. The analysis of the cuticular hydrocarbons apparently con-firmed the hypothesis that this species is polydomous, since the chemical profiles of all studied colonies with nests at different sites were very similar to the chemical signature of the single found queen and were also different from those of colonies used as control. PMID:25373168

  7. Polygyny and polyandry in small ant societies.

    Kellner, K; Trindl, A; Heinze, J; D'Ettorre, P

    2007-06-01

    Social insects, ants in particular, show considerable variation in queen number and mating frequency resulting in a wide range of social structures. The dynamics of reproductive conflicts in insect societies are directly connected to the colony kin structure, thus, the study of relatedness patterns is essential in order to understand the evolutionary resolution of these conflicts. We studied colony kin structure and mating frequencies in two closely related Neotropical ant species Pachycondyla inversa and Pachycondyla villosa. These represent interesting model systems because queens found new colonies cooperatively but, unlike many other ant species, they may still co-exist when the colony becomes mature (primary polygyny). By using five specific and highly variable microsatellite markers, we show that in both species queens usually mate with two or more males and that cofounding queens are always unrelated. Polygynous and polyandrous colonies are characterized by a high genetic diversity, with a mean relatedness coefficient among worker nestmates of 0.27 (+/- 0.03 SE) for P. inversa and 0.31 (+/- 0.05 SE) for P. villosa. However, relatedness among workers of the same matriline is high (0.60 +/- 0.03 in P. inversa, 0.62 +/- 0.08 in P. villosa) since males that mated with the same queen are on average closely related. Hence, we have found a new taxon in social Hymenoptera with high queen-mating frequencies and with intriguing mating and dispersal patterns of the sexuals. PMID:17561897

  8. Recognition of social identity in ants

    Nick Bos

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Recognizing the identity of others, from the individual to the group level, is a hallmark of society. Ants, and other social insects, have evolved advanced societies characterized by efficient social recognition systems. Colony identity is mediated by colony specific signature mixtures, a blend of hydrocarbons present on the cuticle of every individual (the label. Recognition occurs when an ant encounters another individual, and compares the label it perceives to an internal representation of its own colony odor (the template. A mismatch between label and template leads to rejection of the encountered individual. Although advances have been made in our understanding of how the label is produced and acquired, contradictory evidence exists about information processing of recognition cues. Here, we review the literature on template acquisition in ants and address how and when the template is formed, where in the nervous system it is localized, and the possible role of learning. We combine seemingly contradictory evidence in to a novel, parsimonious theory for the information processing of nestmate recognition cues.

  9. Control del flujo de acero líquido en una artesa de colada continua de salidas múltiples

    Morales-Dávila, Rodolfo

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available Physical and mathematical modelling techniques were used to study the molten steel ñow behaviour in a multi-strand bloom tundish. Three different cases were studied: a bare tundish (BT, a tundish equipped with two pairs of baffles and a waved impact pad (BWIP and a tundish equipped with a turbulence inhibitor and a pair of dams (TI&D. Chemical mixing of tracer turbulence diffusion was also simulated and compared with experimental results. The TI&D arrangement showed a better tracer distribution among the outlets and an improvement of the fluid flow characteristics yielding lower values of back mixing flow and a good relation qf mixed and plug volume flows. The mass transfer model coupled with the k-ε turbulence model predicted acceptably well the experimental chemical mixing of the tracer in the water model.

    Utilizando las técnicas de modelación física y matemática, se estudia en detalle el comportamiento del flujo de acero líquido en una artesa de salidas múltiples para colar tochos (blooms. Se estudiaron tres casos: una artesa sin accesorios (SA, una artesa con dos pares de bafles y una placa de impacto ondulada (BPIO, y una artesa equipada con un inhibidor de turbulencia y un par de represas (dams (IT&D. También, se simuló matemáticamente la difusión turbulenta de la mezcla química del trazador y se comparó con los resultados experimentales. La configuración IT&D mostró una buena distribución del trazador entre las salidas y una mejora en las características del patrón de flujo reduciendo el retroflujo, logrando una buena relación de volumen mezclado y de flujo tapón. El modelo de transferencia de masa, acoplado con el modelo de turbulencia'' k-ε, predice aceptablemente bien la mezcla química experimental del trazador en el modelo físico.

  10. Tensiones de contacto por el método de elementos finitos del acero AISI 1045 endurecido por rodillo

    Fernández-Columbié, T.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the tense-deformational behavior is analyzed by means of simulation using the finite element method for AISI 1045 cold rolled deformed steel. ANYSYS V.10 software was used in this study. Revolution number, compressive strength and tool feed rate were the variables considered in the deformation process. They allowed determining the contact stress of the deformed material. The material used was 30 mm diameter and 100 mm length. Samples of 30 mm diameter and 3 mm thickness were prepared for the optical microscopic observation, which were compared to the results obtained from the simulation. The tensile status of the deformed samples was evaluated as from the reduction of the average size of the grains as per the strength applied. This study intends to show that the cold hardening method is a surface hardening option.

    En el trabajo se analiza el estado tenso-deformacional mediante la simulación por el método de los elemento finitos del acero AISI 1045 deformado en frío empleando rodillo simple, para ello se utilizó el software ANSYS V.10. En el proceso de deformación se consideran las variables número de revolución, la fuerza compresiva y el avance de la herramienta, lo que permitió determinar las tensiones de contacto del material deformado. El diámetro del material empleado fue de 30 mm con una longitud de 100 mm. Para la observación de la microscopía óptica, se prepararon muestras de 30 mm de diámetro por 3 mm de espesor, las que fueron comparadas con los resultados obtenidos de la simulación. El estado tensional de las muestras deformadas se evaluó a partir de la reducción del tamaño promedio de los granos según la fuerza empleada. Con el desarrollo del trabajo se trata de demostrar que el empleo del método de endurecimiento en frío es una alternativa de endurecimiento superficial.

  11. Modelación de fenómenos metalúrgicos en laminación en caliente de acero

    Zambrano, P.

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Modelling of hot rolling of steel strip involves metallurgical phenomena such as restoration of deformed structures, transformation to ferrite and growth of the oxide layer on top of the steel strip. The effect of composition is taken into account when restoration and phase transformation is considered, whereas it is assumed that the chemical composition of the steel substrate does not affect the oxide crust, being common place to consider the oxide just as a thermal barrier and to assume sticking conditions within the roll-gap. Observations indicate that elements such as silicon and manganese, more susceptible to oxidize than iron, affect the growth kinetics, adhesion and the behaviour during deformation of the oxide layer. This work deals with the way used to model various superficial and metallurgical phenomena, and how this knowledge is used to simulate hot rolling of steel strip.

    La modelación del proceso de laminación en caliente de acero incorpora fenómenos metalúrgicos como son la restauración de la estructura deformada, la trasformación de fase y el crecimiento de la capa de óxido sobre la superficie del acero. Se reconoce el efecto de la composición química sobre la transformación de fase y la restauración, sin embargo se considera que el crecimiento del óxido no es afectado por la presencia de elementos aleantes en el acero y es común que se maneje a la costra de óxido como una barrera térmica y que se supongan condiciones de fricción adhesivas en el entrehierro. Determinadas observaciones indican que elementos como el silicio y el manganeso, más susceptibles a oxidarse que el hierro, afectan la cinética de crecimiento, la adhesión y el comportamiento de la costra al ser deformada. En este trabajo se presenta la forma en que diversos fenómenos metalúrgicos y de superficie se modelan y se utilizan para simular el proceso de laminación en caliente.

  12. Comportamento plástico do aço inoxidável austenítico em baixa temperatura

    Augusto Eduardo Baptista Antunes

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Ensaios de tração uniaxiais foram empregados para deformar aços inoxidáveis austeníticos do tipo 304, em diferentes temperaturas abaixo da ambiente (de 77 K a 300 K. A relação entre a estabilidade da austenita e o encruamento, em função da temperatura de teste, é discutida quanto à transformação martensítica induzida por deformação e ao deslizamento de discordâncias na austenita. Em curvas tensão-deformação que assumem a equação de Ludwik sigma = sigmao + képsilonn, na qual sigma é a tensão verdadeira e e a elongação plástica verdadeira, um modo conveniente para analisar o encruamento é por meio do diagrama log dsigma / dépsilon versus log épsilon. O aspecto significativo é a variação da taxa de encruamento dsigma / dépsilon com a elongação plástica verdadeira nas diferentes temperaturas. As mudanças no comportamento do encruamento motivando até três estágios de deformação são associadas a diferentes processos microestruturais. A transformação martensítica pode ser considerada como um processo de deformação que compete com o processo usual de deslizamento. A investigação desses estágios, na região plástica, produz uma referência qualitativa de como diferentes fatores, tais como o grau de deformação, temperatura e composição química da austenita, afetam a transformação austenita-martensita.The Uni-axial tensile strength test was used for loading austenitic stainless steel of type 304 at different temperatures below room temperature (from 77 K to 300 K. The relation between austenite stability and work hardening, as affected by testing temperature, is discussed in terms of the relationship between the strain-induced martensitic transformation, which occurs during plastic deformation, and the dislocation slip in austenite. In stress-strain curves that assume the Ludwik equation sigma = sigmao + kepsilonn, where s is the true stress and e the true plastic strain, a meaningful way to

  13. Reduced Chitinase Activities in Ant Plants of the Genus Macaranga

    Heil, Martin; Fiala, Brigitte; Linsenmair, K. Eduard; Boller, Thomas

    Many plant species have evolved mutualistic associations with ants, protecting their host against detrimental influences such as herbivorous insects. Letourneau (1998) reported in the case of Piper that ants defend their plants principally against stem-boring insects and also reduce fungal infections on inflorescences. Macaranga plants that were experimentally deprived of their symbiotic Crematogaster ants suffered heavily from shoot borers and pathogenic fungi (Heil 1998). Here we report that ants seem to reduce fungal infections actively in the obligate myrmecophyte Macarangatriloba (Euphorbiaceae), while ant-free plants can be easily infected. We also found extremely low chitinase activity in Macaranga plants. The plants' own biochemical defense seems to be reduced, and low chitinase activity perhaps may represent a predisposition for the evolution of myrmecophytism. These plants are therefore highly dependent on their ants, which obviously function not only as an antiherbivore defense but also as an effective agent against fungal pathogens.

  14. Evolution of Fungal enzymes in the attine ant symbiosis

    de Fine Licht, Henrik Hjarvard; Schiøtt, Morten; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan

    The attine ant symbiosis is characterized by ancient but varying degrees of diffuse co-evolution between the ants and their fungal cultivars. Domesticated fungi became dependent on vertical transmission by queens and the ant colonies came to rely on their symbiotic fungus for food and thus......, indirectly, on fungal enzymes to break down the plant material brought in by the ants as fungal substrate. The more than 210 extant fungus-growing ant species differ considerably in colony size, social complexity and substrate-use. Only the derived leaf-cutting ants are specialized on using fresh leaves as...... garden substrate, whereas the more basal genera use leaf litter, insect feces and insect carcasses. We hypothesized that enzyme activity of fungal symbionts has co-evolved with substrate use and we measured enzyme activities of fungus gardens in the field to test this, focusing particularly on plant...

  15. Image feature extraction based multiple ant colonies cooperation

    Zhang, Zhilong; Yang, Weiping; Li, Jicheng

    2015-05-01

    This paper presents a novel image feature extraction algorithm based on multiple ant colonies cooperation. Firstly, a low resolution version of the input image is created using Gaussian pyramid algorithm, and two ant colonies are spread on the source image and low resolution image respectively. The ant colony on the low resolution image uses phase congruency as its inspiration information, while the ant colony on the source image uses gradient magnitude as its inspiration information. These two ant colonies cooperate to extract salient image features through sharing a same pheromone matrix. After the optimization process, image features are detected based on thresholding the pheromone matrix. Since gradient magnitude and phase congruency of the input image are used as inspiration information of the ant colonies, our algorithm shows higher intelligence and is capable of acquiring more complete and meaningful image features than other simpler edge detectors.

  16. The evolution of social traits and biodiversity in the ants.

    Ferguson-Gow, Henry

    2014-01-01

    Cooperation has shaped the evolution of life on Earth. The ants are the most numerically diverse of the eusocial Hymenoptera, and display wide variation in social complexity. This positions the ants as an ideal taxon in which to study social evolution in a comparative framework. Social evolution theory has generated many hypotheses that are testable in ants, however the lack of comprehensive or complete phylogenies, and the decentralised and scattered nature of trait data, has been an obstacl...

  17. Colony-level impacts of parasitoid flies on fire ants.

    Mehdiabadi, Natasha J; Gilbert, Lawrence E

    2002-01-01

    The red imported fire ant is becoming a global ecological problem, having invaded the United States, Puerto Rico, New Zealand and, most recently, Australia. In its established areas, this pest is devastating natural biodiversity. Early attempts to halt fire ant expansion with pesticides actually enhanced its spread. Phorid fly parasitoids from South America have now been introduced into the United States as potential biological control agents of the red imported fire ant, but the impact of th...

  18. Entomopathogens Isolated from Invasive Ants and Tests of Their Pathogenicity

    Maria Fernanda Miori de Zarzuela; Luis Garrigós Leite; José Eduardo Marcondes; Ana Eugênia de Carvalho Campos

    2012-01-01

    Some ant species cause severe ecological and health impact in urban areas. Many attempts have been tested to control such species, although they do not always succeed. Biological control is an alternative to chemical control and has gained great prominence in research, and fungi and nematodes are among the successful organisms controlling insects. This study aimed to clarify some questions regarding the biological control of ants. Invasive ant species in Brazil had their nests evaluated for t...

  19. Newly discovered sister lineage sheds light on early ant evolution

    Rabeling, Christian; Brown, Jeremy M.; Verhaagh, Manfred

    2008-01-01

    Ants are the world's most conspicuous and important eusocial insects and their diversity, abundance, and extreme behavioral specializations make them a model system for several disciplines within the biological sciences. Here, we report the discovery of a new ant that appears to represent the sister lineage to all extant ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The phylogenetic position of this cryptic predator from the soils of the Amazon rainforest was inferred from several nuclear genes, sequenced ...

  20. The Molecular Clockwork of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta

    Ingram, Krista K.; Alexander Kutowoi; Yannick Wurm; Dewayne Shoemaker; Rudolf Meier; Guy Bloch

    2012-01-01

    The circadian clock is a core molecular mechanism that allows organisms to anticipate daily environmental changes and adapt the timing of behaviors to maximize efficiency. In social insects, the ability to maintain the appropriate temporal order is thought to improve colony efficiency and fitness. We used the newly sequenced fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) genome to characterize the first ant circadian clock. Our results reveal that the fire ant clock is similar to the clock of the honeybee, a ...