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  1. NUMERICAL EVALUATION OF TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN THE ROLLING MILL ROLLS

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    José Claudino de Lira Júnior

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In hot rolling processes occur changes in the profile of the rolling mill rolls (expansion and contraction and constant wear due to mechanical stress and continuous thermal cycles of heating/cooling caused by contact rolled material- working roll and the cooling system by water jets in their surface, decreasing their lifetime. This paper presents a computational model to simulate the thermal performance of rolling mill rolls. The model was developed using the finite volume method for a transient two-dimensional system and allows calculating the temperature distribution of the rolling mill rolls under various conditions of service. Here it is investigated the influence of flow rate and temperature of the cooling water on the temperature distribution. The results show that the water temperature has greater influence than the water flow to control the surface temperature of the cylinders.

  2. Metallurgical analysis of spalled work roll of hot strip mill

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    In this study failure analysis of four work roll of the Hot Strip Mill is carried out. The microstructure is correlated with the chemical composition of shell and roll-life. It was concluded that for the longer service of the roll, cementite, graphite and martensite should be balanced (as per working requirement of the mill). (author)

  3. Structural causes of defects in a cast iron mill roll

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    Krawczyk, J.

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes an analysis of a defective microstructure of a mill roll. For this purpose, a piece of a broken roll was collected. That roll was made of mottled cast iron. Its microstructure consisted of modular graphite, transformed ledeburite and a matrix composed of bainite and martensite. Metallographic investigations were performed nearby the fracture in the roll. Observations were conducted on polished sections, first not etched, and then etched, which allowed us to trace carefull...

  4. Structural causes of defects in a cast iron mill roll

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    J. Krawczyk

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes an analysis of a defective microstructure of a mill roll. For this purpose, a piece of a broken roll was collected. That roll was made of mottled cast iron. Its microstructure consisted of modular graphite, transformed ledeburite and a matrix composed of bainite and martensite. Metallographic investigations were performed nearby the fracture in the roll. Observations were conducted on polished sections, first not etched, and then etched, which allowed us to trace carefully the propagation of the fracture. There was found a strict correlation between the microstructure of the roll and the progress occurring in the crack. It was ascertained that the basic reason for the damage to the roll was banded precipitations of ledeburitic cementite. In addition, cementite formed a continuous network. Another microstructure defects of that roll are also precipitations of secondary carbides on the boundaries of former grain of austenite as well as the occurrence of upper bainite in its matrix. The results obtained hereunder allow broadening the data base relative to the genesis of damages to mill rolls, which in future will permit one to design a proper microstructure of cast iron mill rolls. Proper microstructure of cast iron mill roll should be shaped at the stage of designing the chemical composition, conditions of crystallization or heat treatment if any.

  5. Influence of a matrix on properties of mottled cast iron applied for mill rolls

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    Krawczyk, J; J. Pacyna

    2010-01-01

    Mill rolls are ones of the most expensive tools applied in plastic working processes and have to satisfy several criteria, which allow them to be used. Cast iron mill rolls, due to their fracture toughness and tribological properties, are the most often applied at hot-rolling in the last rolling stands. This results from the smallest dynamic loads of such rolling stands and the decisive influence of the surface quality of these tools on the surface quality of the rolled product. An improper m...

  6. Slip Line Field Solution for Second Pass in Lubricated 4-High Reversing Cold Rolling Sheet Mill

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    Oluleke O. Oluwole; Olayinka Olaogun

    2011-01-01

    The development of a possible slip line field (slf) for theoretical calculations of the deforming pressure (load) in a second pass of a lubricated cold rolling sheet mill and validation using values from an aluminium sheet rolling mill was done in this work. This will be relevant in the manufacturing industries providing an easy method for determining necessary applied rolling load. Experimental rolling was carried out to observe the shear lines in the deformation field. Construction of possi...

  7. Numerical And Experimental Study On Producing Aluminum Alloy 6061 Shafts By Cross Wedge Rolling Using A Universal Rolling Mill

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    Tofil A.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a selection of numerical and theoretical results of the cross wedge rolling process for producing stepped shafts made of aluminum alloy 6061. The numerical modeling was performed using the FEM-based Simufact Forming simulation software. In the simulations, we examined the kinematics of metal flow and determined the distribution patterns of effective strains, temperatures, axial stresses and the Cockroft-Latham damage criterion. Variations in the rolling forces were determined, too. The numerical results were verified experimentally using a universal rolling mill designed and constructed by the present authors. This machine can be used to perform such processes as cross wedge rolling, longitudinal rolling and round bar cropping. During the experiments, we examined process stability and finished product geometry and recorded the torques. The experimental results confirm that axisymmetric aluminum alloy shafts can be produced by cross wedge rolling with two rolls. Last but not least, the experiments served to evaluate the technological potential of the rolling mill used.

  8. Bayesian model mixing for cold rolling mills: Test results.

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    Ettler, P.; Puchr, I.; Dedecius, Kamil

    Slovensko : Slovak University of Technology, 2013, s. 359-364. ISBN 978-1-4799-0926-1. [19th International Conference on Process Control. Štrbské Pleso (SK), 18.06.2013-21.06.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 7D09008; GA MŠk 7D12004 Keywords : Bayesian statistics * model mixing * process control Subject RIV: BC - Control Systems Theory http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2013/AS/dedecius-bayesian model mixing for cold rolling mills test results.pdf

  9. Premature failure analysis of forged cold back-up roll in a continuous tandem mill

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    Highlights: ? Metal wrapping and strip welding in work/back-up rolls contact zone caused spalling. ? MnS inclusion and pore initiated crack which propagated in milling led to spalling. ? Retained austenite conversion to ?'-martensite accelerated spalling failure. ? Needle shaped carbide (Fe,Mo,Cr)7C3, may cause poor service life of back-up roll. -- Abstract: In this paper, premature failure of a forged back-up roll from a continuous tandem mill was investigated. Microstructural evolutions of the spalled specimen and surface of the roll were characterized by optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and ferritscopy, while hardness value of the specimen was measured by Vickers hardness testing. The results revealed that the presence of pore and MnS inclusion with spherical and oval morphologies were the main contributing factors responsible for the poor life of the back-up roll. In addition, metal pick up and subsequently strip welding on the surface of the work roll were found as the major causes of failure in work roll which led to spalling occurrence in the back-up roll. Furthermore, relatively high percentage of retained austenite, say 9%, in outer surface of the back-up roll contributed spalling due to conversion of this meta-stable phase to martensite and creation of volume expansion on the outer surface through work hardening during mill campaign.

  10. Force prediction in cold rolling mills by polynomial methods

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    Nicu ROMAN

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A method for steel and aluminium strip thickness control is provided including a new technique for predictive rolling force estimation method by statistic model based on polynomial techniques.

  11. IMPROVEMENT PROCESS FOR ROLLING MILL THROUGH THE DMAIC SIX SIGMA APPROACH

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    Kunal Ganguly

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This project aims to address the problems that are facing a large aluminum company in a Developing Hot Rolling Mill Capabilities for Wider Widths Hard Alloys Rolling and b Eliminate down time due to strip /coil slippage during hard alloys 5xxx rolling at Hot Mill. The challenge for the company was to cater the fast changing export demand for Flat Rolled products with its existing resources. By applying Six Sigma principles, the team identified the current situation that the rolling mills operations were in. Si x Sigma DMAIC methodologies were use d in the project to determine the project's CTQ characteristics, defining the possible causes, Identifying the variation sources, establishing variable relationships and Implementing Control Plans. The project can be useful for any company that needs to fi nd the most cost efficient way to improve and utilize its resources.

  12. A model-based predictive control scheme for steal rolling mills using neural networks

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    J. M., Gálvez; Luis E., Zárate; H., Helman.

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available A capital issue in roll-gap control for rolling mill plants is the difficulty to measure the output thickness without including time delays in the control loop. Time delays are a consequence of the possible locations for the output thickness sensor, which usually is located some distance away from t [...] he roll gap. In this work, a new model-based predictive control law is proposed. The new scheme is a neural network based predictive control structure which is applied to roll-gap control with outstanding results. It is shown that the neural network based predictive control permits to overcome the existing time delays in the system dynamics. The proposed scheme implements a virtual thickness sensor, which releases an accurate estimate of the actual output thickness. It is shown that the dynamic response of the rolling mill system can be substantially improved by using the proposed controller. Simulation results are presented to illustrate the controller performance.

  13. A small economical rolling mill for producing foils used as nuclear targets

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    Greene, J.P.; Thomas, G.E.

    1996-11-01

    A small, economical rolling mill has found extensive use in the Physics Division Target Development Laboratory for producing foils used in atomic and nuclear physics experiments. This apparatus is quite versatile for its size and enables a large fraction of our target foil requirements to be realized in-house. A description of the rolling mill and some examples of targets produced will be given.

  14. Fuzzy-Neural Control of Hot-Rolling Mill

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    Khearia Mohamad

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the application of Fuzzy-Neural Networks (FNNs in multi-machine system control applied on hot steel rolling. The electrical drives that used in rolling system are a set of three-phase induction motors (IM controlled by indirect field-oriented control (IFO. The fundamental goal of this type of control is to eliminate the coupling influence though the coordinate transformation in order to make the AC motor behaves like a separately excited DC motor. Then use Fuzzy-Neural Network in control the IM speed and the rolling plant. In this work MATLAB/SIMULINK models are proposed and implemented for the entire structures. Simulation results are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed control schemes. It is found that the proposed system is robust in that it eliminates the disturbances considerably.

  15. INVESTIGATION OF THE MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION FOR HOT ROLLING MILLS

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    P.K. Pretorius

    2012-01-01

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Production systems have undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Many companies have implemented new technologies such as flexible manufacturing systems. There is therefore a shift in focus to maintenance and the effective management thereof. Maintenance is a dynamic activity and is comprised of a large number of interacting variables. An effective maintenance organisation is required to control these variables .
    This paper discusses the building of a maintenance organisation and the aspects that should be considered during the design. The way in which five companies that operate hot rolling mills apptoached the problem of building an effective maintenance organisation was investigated.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: y eryaardigingstelsels het drastiese veranderinge ondergaan die afgelope aantal jaar. Verskeie Il1~atskappyemaak nou gebruik van nuwe tegnologiee, soas byvoorbeeld aanpasbare vervaardigingstelsels. Daar is gevolglik 'n verskuiwing in fokus na instandhouding en die effektiewe bestuur daarvan. lnstandhouding is 'n dinamiese aktiwiteit en behels 'n groot aantal ' gekoppelde veranderlikes. 'n Effektiewe instandhoudingsorganisasie word benodig om hierdie v'eranderlikes te beheer.
    Hierdie artikel bespreek die daarstelling van die instandhoudingsorganisasie en die parameters V~toorweeg moet word tydens die ontwerp. Die wyse waarop vyf maatskappye wat }V~rIl1walse bedryf die ontwikkeling van 'neffektiewe organisasie vir instandhouding benader hc(is ondersoek .

  16. FEM SIMULATION OF THE TUBE ROLLING PROCESS IN DIESCHER’S MILL

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    Zbigniew Pater

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the issue of numerical modelling of the piercing process of a thick–walled bush in a two-rolled skew rolling mill, equipped with guiding devices of Diescher’s type. After a short characteristic of the subject matter, the developed geometric model of the process was discussed, with taking kinematics of tools movement and thermal phenomena present in metal during forming into consideration. Next, the results of calculations were presented in a form of fields of strain, damage criterion and temperature. Distributions of force parameters acting on particular tools during the process of bush rolling were also given.

  17. Wireless Remote Monitoring System for the Agc Svibration Fault of Rolling Mill

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    Yan Gao; Baoquan Jin; Hongjuan Zhang

    2013-01-01

    The rolling mill screw down AGC system sets several subsystems of machinery, electronics, hydraulics, controls in one. Under the action of responding extreme frequency or external disturbances, the non design objective coupling between the subsystems may be excited, and causing the most serious vibration, seriously impact product quality or even cause great destruction. Aiming at the defects in fault diagnosis and control system of the traditional rolling m...

  18. Evaluation of the fatigue damage of rolls for strip mills below the surface by x-ray diffraction method

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    Technique of the X-ray diffraction line profile analysis has been applied to the study of fatigue damage below the surface of the work and the backup rolls of cold strip mill and the backup rolls of hot strip mill. Half value breadth has been taken as a measure of fatiguing. Fatigued zone below the surface of rolls is well correlated with the half contact length of roll, L; 0.03 L in the work roll of cold strip mill and 0.1 L in the other rolls. Changes in the half value breadth with increase in cycles of roll contact differ in accordance with the surface hardness of the rolls: continued cycling results in decrease of the half value breadth at surface in hard rolls (H sub(s) >= 60) and increase in soft rolls (H sub(s) <= 50). The technique of X-ray study of fatigue can be extended to prediction and prevention of accidental failure of rolls due to fatigue fracture such as spalling. Furthermore the amount of surface dressing at regular maintenance of rolls can be saved significantly on the basis of accurate evaluation of the depth of fatigue damaged zone. (author)

  19. Advanced Soft Sensor Technology to be Used for Cold Rolling Mills.

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    Ettler, P.; Dedecius, Kamil; Juri?i?, D.; Preglej, A.

    Toulouse : IEEE, 2011, s. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-4577-0016-3. [16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation ETFA'2011. Toulouse (FR), 05.09.2011-09.09.2011] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 7D09008 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10750506 Keywords : soft sensor * rolling mill Subject RIV: IN - Informatics, Computer Science http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2011/AS/dedecius-advanced soft sensor technology to be used for cold rolling mills.pdf

  20. Extended Kalman Filter Based Neural Networks Controller For Hot Strip Rolling mill

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    The present paper deals with the application of an Extended Kalman filter based adaptive Neural-Network control scheme to improve the performance of a hot strip rolling mill. The suggested Neural Network model was implemented using Bayesian Evidence based training algorithm. The control input was estimated iteratively by an on-line extended Kalman filter updating scheme basing on the inversion of the learned neural networks model. The performance of the controller is evaluated using an accurate model estimated from real rolling mill input/output data, and the usefulness of the suggested method is proved

  1. Influence of a matrix on properties of mottled cast iron applied for mill rolls

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    J. Krawczyk

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Mill rolls are ones of the most expensive tools applied in plastic working processes and have to satisfy several criteria, which allow them to be used. Cast iron mill rolls, due to their fracture toughness and tribological properties, are the most often applied at hot-rolling in the last rolling stands. This results from the smallest dynamic loads of such rolling stands and the decisive influence of the surface quality of these tools on the surface quality of the rolled product. An improper microstructure of rolls can lead to their premature wearing, e.g. broken flanges, pivots twisting off etc. By means of the heat treatment the matrix microstructure and morphology of carbide precipitationscan be modified and this in-turn can influence cast iron properties.Determination of the influence of microstructure changes, caused by the heat treatment, on the properties of EN-GJN-HV300 low-alloycast iron, after its modification and spheroidization – is the aim of the present paper. Those changes are based on the formation pearlitic or bainitic matrices at the similar morphology of graphite and ledeburitic cementite precipitations. The performed investigations should enable designing the heat treatment of cast iron metallurgical rolls in such a way as to obtain the optimal microstructures for functional parameters of these type of tools. The influence of changing the pearlitic matrix into the bainitic one on such properties as: hardness, impact strength, tensile strength, creep limit, bending strength and a stress intensity factor KIc was investigated in this study. Samples for testing, the listed above mechanical properties, were taken from an industrial casting with care to have pieces of very similar crystallization conditions.

  2. Strip/Foil Rolling Mill Stochastic Excitation Model and Its Stability

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    Baoyu Xu

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Based on the stochastic rolling force data from aluminum hot strip tandem mill, the ARMA time series model and the stochastic excitation power spectral density (PSD model are established, and the stochastic rolling forces excitation model is established by utilizing Levenberg-Marquardt combined with generalized global planning algorithm. A two dimensional stochastic nonlinear dynamical model of rolls is presented considering the stochastic factor of the rolling force. The Hamilton function is also described as one dimension diffusion process by using stochastic average method, the singular boundary theory was taken for analyzing the global stochastic stability of the system, and the system’s stochastic stability was researched by solving the Fokker-Planck-Kolmogorov (FPK equation. The results show that the stochastic excitation model obtained has significance for analyzing and researching stochastic dynamics characteristics to the system, and also generalized energy H in the range of 0.02 to 0.4, the system’s response has the minimum transition probability density, and the system state is not easy to change, therefore the system generalized energy H should be to limit in this range in the design and operation of the rolling mill.

  3. Lubricant for clean rolling: Escapee oil particles keep cold rolling steel mills lubricated:

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    Graaf, A., van de

    2002-01-01

    One of the unique selling points of the Corus steel mills at IJmuiden is the quality of the steel they produce. The lubrication used during the last production stage is one of the factors that determine how clean and smooth the steel will emerge from the mill. The usual lubricant consists of an emulsion of oil in water. Until recently, little was known about the physical principles underlying the action of lubricant emulsions in steel mills. The only way to test new lubricants was by...

  4. Online Prediction under Model Uncertainty Via Dynamic Model Averaging: Application to a Cold Rolling Mill.

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    Raftery, A. E.; Kárný, Miroslav; Ettler, P.

    Volume 52, Number 1 (2010), s. 52-66. ISSN 0040-1706 R&D Projects: GA MŠk 1M0572; GA MŠk(CZ) 7D09008 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10750506 Keywords : prediction * rolling mills * Bayesian Dynamic Averaging Subject RIV: BC - Control Systems Theory Impact factor: 1.560, year: 2010 http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2010/AS/karny-0342595.pdf

  5. Wireless Remote Monitoring System for the Agc Svibration Fault of Rolling Mill

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    Yan Gao

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The rolling mill screw down AGC system sets several subsystems of machinery, electronics, hydraulics, controls in one. Under the action of responding extreme frequency or external disturbances, the non design objective coupling between the subsystems may be excited, and causing the most serious vibration, seriously impact product quality or even cause great destruction. Aiming at the defects in fault diagnosis and control system of the traditional rolling mill, the wireless remote monitoring system for the rolling mill AGC system vibration fault is designed in this paper. Using the advanced sensor technology, PLC and configuration software, GPRS network technology, the parallel distributed data acquisition and data processing for the key servo element and the hydraulic parameters which can characterize the fault characteristics of the system can be done. The monitoring software system platform on line of the hydraulic AGC system based on Kingview is set up for centralized real-time monitoring. According to the collected multidisciplinary parameter the fault identification and location is done by using the fault diagnosis expert system based on Web, thus to make the preliminary evaluation for the operation and fault of hydraulic AGC system and provide advanced prediction and exclude strategy.

  6. Effect of powder milling on mechanical properties of hot-pressed and hot-rolled Cu–Cr–Nb alloy

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    Shukla, A.K.; Narayana Murty, S.V.S.; Suresh Kumar, R. [Materials and Metallurgy Group, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum 695 022 (India); Mondal, K., E-mail: kallol@iitk.ac.in [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016 (India)

    2013-12-15

    Highlights: •Milled powder enhances sintering and mechanical properties after hot pressing. •Hot-rolling of hot-pressed samples made from milled powder enhances ductility. •Pore size and number of pores decreases after hot-rolling. -- Abstract: The present study is on the effect of mechanical milling of gas-atomized powders on mechanical properties of the hot-pressed and subsequently hot-rolled Cu–8 at% Cr–4 at% Nb alloy with a microstructure consisting of pure copper matrix hardened by intermetallic Cr{sub 2}Nb precipitates. The mechanically milled powders result in lower sintering temperature during hot pressing compared to the atomized powders. The hot-pressed samples made from the milled powder exhibit significantly higher hardness and tensile strength, but lower ductility and electrical conductivity compared to that made from the un-milled gas-atomized powders. The hot rolling results in marginal increase in strength, but significant increase in ductility compared to the hot-pressed alloy for both the milled and atomized powders and it is attributed to the decrease in size of the pores and amount of porosities after hot rolling.

  7. Neural compensation and modelling of a hot strip rolling mill using radial basis function

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    F.G., Rossomando; J., Denti F; A., Vigliocco.

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a Neural Compensation Strategy for a hot rolling mill process is proposed. The target of this work is to built a RBF-NN compensation approximation for the classical force feed forward and speed controller. A strategy based on neural networks is proposed here, because they are capable o [...] f modelling many nonlinear systems and their neural control via RBF-NN approximation. Simulations demonstrate that the proposed solution deals with disturbances and modeling errors in a better way than classic solutions do. The analysis of the RBF-NN approximation error on the control errors is included, and control system performance is verified through simulations.

  8. Rolling and annealing texture in twin roll cast commercial purity aluminium

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    Benum, S. (SINTEF, Div. of Metallurgy, Trondheim (Norway)); Engler, O. (Inst. fuer Metallkunde und Metallphysik, RWTH Aachen (Germany)); Nes, E. (Norwegian Inst. of Tech., Dept. of Metallurgy, Trondheim (Norway))

    1994-01-01

    The development of cold rolling and annealing texture in twin roll cast commercial aluminium has been studied, varying rolling conditions such as lubricant and rolling speed in laboratory rolling and by comparing laboratory rolled sheets to that from a commercial mill. The tendency to formation of shear texture in the surface of laboratory rolled sheets was promoted by high surface friction and low rolling speeds, while well lubricated rolls and high speeds resulted in a plane strain type texture also in the sheet surface. The latter was also typical of industrial rolling. The effect of the surface deformation mode and texture on the grain structure resulting from the subsequent annealing has also been studied. The shear texture in laboratory rolled sheets were associated with a smaller grain size than industrially rolled sheets. (orig.)

  9. Fabrication of cold-rolled sheet using 1700 mill in Karaganda metallurgical works

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    Technical specifications are presented and the operation experience is summarized of the continuous five-cage cold rolling stand 1700 KarMK put into operation in 1973. The peculiarities of the technology of fabrication of cold-rolled strips of 0.5-2.0 mm thickness are considered. The factors of rolling various thickness and manufactured strips are analyzed, the optimum cogging conditions are recommended. Data on wearing and on changing of microrelief of shaft surface are given. The equipment available and the technology adopted ensure the fabrication of cold-rolled sheet in conformity with the state standard (GOST) requirements

  10. Simulation of two Stands Cold Rolling Mill Process Using a Combination of Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms to Avoid the Chatter Phenomenon

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    Behzad BahramiNejad

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Rolling mill Industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world. Chatter phenomenon is one of the key issues in this industry. Chatter or rolling unwanted vibrations not only has an adverse effect on product quality, but also reduces considerably the efficiency with reduced rolling velocities of rolling lines. This paper is an attempt to simulate the phenomenon of Chatter more accurate than the previous performed simulations. In order to increase the production speed, it needs to avoid parameters which effect on the Chatter and varieties with the rolling lines condition. Actual values of these parameters were determined in the archives of the Mobarakeh two stand cold rolling mills and collected on the 210 case study of real chattering. To simulate the experiment, a neural network is trained and weights and bias values of the neural network with genetic optimization algorithm were used to get an optimal neural network which reduces bugs on the test data. So this model is capable to predict speed of Chatter threshold on rolling process of two stand cold rolling mill with the accuracy less than one percent. So it can be used in rolling process with the building intelligent recognition systems to prevent the creator conditions of the chatter frequency range.

  11. Ship Roll Damping Control

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    Perez, Tristan; Blanke, Mogens

    2012-01-01

    The technical feasibility of roll motion control devices has been amply demonstrated for over 100 years. Performance, however, can still fall short of expectations because of difficulties associated with control system designs, which have proven to be far from trivial due to fundamental performance limitations and large variations of the spectral characteristics of wave-induced roll motion. This tutorial paper presents an account of the development of various ship roll motion control systems tog...

  12. Rolling Shutter Motion Deblurring

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    Su, Shuochen

    2015-06-07

    Although motion blur and rolling shutter deformations are closely coupled artifacts in images taken with CMOS image sensors, the two phenomena have so far mostly been treated separately, with deblurring algorithms being unable to handle rolling shutter wobble, and rolling shutter algo- rithms being incapable of dealing with motion blur. We propose an approach that delivers sharp and undis torted output given a single rolling shutter motion blurred image. The key to achieving this is a global modeling of the camera motion trajectory, which enables each scanline of the image to be deblurred with the corresponding motion segment. We show the results of the proposed framework through experiments on synthetic and real data.

  13. Expert system for flatness control in aluminum foil rolling. Alumi haku mill keijo seigyo expert system

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    Konishi, M.; Nose, K.; Narazaki, H.; Iwatani, T.; Oshima, H.; Kitagawa, S. (Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe (Japan))

    1990-07-01

    This paper reports the application of an expert system for Automatic Flatness Control (AFC) in aluminum foil rolling. The expert system is connected with AFC, and adjusts the target shape pattern according to the material characteristics and the operating conditions. This system is developed on the UNIX work station, and consists of six units, three knowledge bases, and a working memory. It has shown the ability to improve all kinds of aluminum foil throughout an one year adaptation in the operational rolling process. By using this system, the speed of rolling was improved above 10 percent. The algorithm which maintains consistency among multiple control purposes and the adaptive inference method realized in this system proved to be useful as a paradigm of the knowledge base system for the control process. 1 ref., 6 figs.

  14. Strip thickness estimation in rolling mills from electrical variables in AC drives

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    N.S., Marcellos; J.F., Denti; G.C.D., Sousa.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The large-scale utilization of steel in the modern society highlights the importance of the lamination process, and poses new demands for advanced technologies in the electromechanical equipments as well as for the control systems. Several process parameters, such as strip thickness, friction, tensi [...] on, temperature, and rolling speed have a strong influence in the quality of the final product, and strategic importance in the control system. This paper introduces a method to obtain the torque and rolling mechanical power estimates in real time, without utilization of lamination process models. In contrast to existing techniques, in this work these estimates are derived from stator electrical variables, readily available in AC drives. This work also discusses the utilization of the torque and rolling mechanical power estimates to determine input and output strip thickness, by means of a neural network. Simulation results are presented and compared to real industrial data to demonstrate the validity of the proposed technique.

  15. Grain refinement of magnesium alloy sheets by ARB using high-speed rolling mill

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    Applications of ARB to magnesium alloys were limited due to low deformability. The authors recently found that the rollability of the alloys is significantly improved in highspeed rolling. It is supposed that the severe plastic deformation of magnesium alloy sheets is feasible if rolling in ARB processes is conducted at high speed. In this study, AZ31B and ZK60A sheets are processed by ARB up to five cycles at 423K with a speed of 1000m/min. Vickers hardness increases with increasing number of ARB cycles, while the tensile strength shows the maximum after the second cycle. The grain size is reduced significantly at the first cycle and decreases gradually from the second cycle. The mean grain sizes after five cycles are 1.6?m for AZ31B and 1.8?m for ZK60A. It is concluded that ARB using high-speed rolling is effective for grain refinement of magnesium alloys.

  16. Improving Thermal Efficiency Of Push Type Furnace In A Hot Re-Rolling Steel Mill By Direct Method : Case Study

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    Jeetendra Mohan Khare

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Rolling is the process of reducing the thickness or changing the cross-section of a long work-piece by compressive forces applied through a set of rolls. Rolling accounts for about 90% of all metals produced by metalworking processes. The purpose of Rolling is to convert larger sections into smaller sections, which can be used directly in as rolled state or as stock for working through other processes. As a result of rolling, the coarse structure of cast ingot is converted into a fine grained structure

  17. Improving Thermal Efficiency Of Push Type Furnace In A Hot Re-Rolling Steel Mill By Direct Method : Case Study

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    Jeetendra Mohan Khare; Sandip Kumar Mishra; Shashank Shrivastava

    2013-01-01

    Rolling is the process of reducing the thickness or changing the cross-section of a long work-piece by compressive forces applied through a set of rolls. Rolling accounts for about 90% of all metals produced by metalworking processes. The purpose of Rolling is to convert larger sections into smaller sections, which can be used directly in as rolled state or as stock for working through other processes. As a result of rolling, the coarse structure of cast ingot is converted into a fine grained...

  18. Fast-roll inflation

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    We show that in the simplest theories of spontaneous symmetry breaking one can have a stage of a fast-roll inflation. In this regime the standard slow-roll condition vertical bar m2 vertical bar 2 is violated. Nevertheless, this stage can be rather long if vertical bar m vertical bar is sufficiently small. Fast-roll inflation can be useful for generating proper initial conditions for the subsequent stage of slow-roll inflation in the very early universe. It may also be responsible for the present stage of accelerated expansion of the universe. We also make two observations of a more general nature. First of all, the universe after a long stage of inflation (either slow-roll or fast-roll) cannot reach anti-de Sitter regime even if the cosmological constant is negative. Secondly, the theories with the potentials with a 'stable' minimum at V(?)<0 in the cosmological background exhibit the same instability as the theories with potentials unbounded from below. This instability leads to the development of singularity with the properties practically independent of V(?). However, the development of the instability in some cases may be so slow that the theories with the potentials unbounded from below can describe the present stage of cosmic acceleration even if this acceleration occurs due to the fast-roll inflation. (author)

  19. Analysis of the bimetallic bars rolling during a skew rolling

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    S. Sawicki

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Bimetallic bars which possess higher corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, it is the newkind of bimetallic bars which are better than standard bars. The bimetallic bars are more often applied in concreteconstruction. There are few methods which ensure a good strength of bimetallic layer bond. Hydrostatic extrusion,rotary rolling and explosive cladding are most often used methods.Design/methodology/approach: The simulations of the bar rolling in a three-high skew mill were carriedout using the Forge2005® commercial program.Findings: The higher value of yield stress of the cladding layer does not produce the effect of “flowing down” ofthis layer over the core surface and it’s folding between the rolls. The use of non-corrosive steel on plating layerassures receipt on a high durability and esthetics bimetallic bars.Practical implications: Bimetallic bars are chiefly used in the building industry at production of concreteconstructions, and as working elements in bridge building in aggressive environment.Originality/value: Production of bimetallic bars is very difficult. One from many problems during productionbimetallic bars is assurance good strength of bimetallic layer bond. A theoretical analysis of bimetallic bar rollingin a three-high skew mill is presented in the paper and the distributions of stress and strain intensities in thebimetallic bar during skew rolling are shown.

  20. Spray Rolling Aluminum Strip for Transportation Applications

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    Kevin M. McHugh; Y. Lin; Y. Zhou; E. J. Lavernia; J.-P. Delplanque; S. B. Johnson

    2005-02-01

    Spray rolling is a novel strip casting technology in which molten aluminum alloy is atomized and deposited into the roll gap of mill rolls to produce aluminum strip. A combined experimental/modeling approach has been followed in developing this technology with active participation from industry. The feasibility of this technology has been demonstrated at the laboratory scale and it is currently being scaled-up. This paper provides an overview of the process and compares the microstructure and properties of spray-rolled 2124 aluminum alloy with commercial ingot-processed material

  1. Finite element analysis of edge fracture of electrical steel strip in reversible cold rolling mill

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    An electrical steel strip is commonly used as a core material in all types of electric transformers and motors. It is produced by a cold rolling process. In this paper, a damage mechanics based approach that predicts the edge fracture of an electrical steel strip during cold rolling is presented. We adopted the normal tensile stress criterion and the fracture energy method as a damage initiation criterion and a damage evolution scheme, respectively. We employed finite element analysis (FEA) to simulate crack initiation and propagation at the initial notch located at the edges of the strip. The material constants required in FEA were experimentally obtained by tensile tests using a standard and a notched sheet type specimen. The results reveal that the edge crack was initiated at the entrance of the roll bite and that it rapidly evolved at the exit. The evolution length of the edge crack increased as the length of the initial notch as well as front tension reel force of the strip increased

  2. Grooved roll for a high speed twin roll caster

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    T. Haga

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Purpose of this paper is investigation of the effect of roll-surface on the strip-surface. Improvement ofsmall cracks on the strip-surface was tried and effect of groove at the roll surface on the strip surface was shown.Design/methodology/approach: Method used in the present study was high speed twin roll caster withgrooved roll. Two kinds of grooves were used: one was parallel groove and the other was cross groove machinedby knurling and bite attached to a lathe.Findings: Findings of this research are that grooved roll was effective to eliminate the small cracks on the stripsurface. The contact condition between the roll and the melt became uniform by the small groove on the rollsurface. Contact area became small, and heat transfer between the melt and roll became small, too. As the result,chill structure did not become columnar, and crack did not occur. Groove pattern on the strip surface could beerased by the cold rolling.Research limitations/implications: Research limitation is that groove life could not be investigated.Practical implications: Practical implications are as below. The roll load was small and strip was not hot-rolledin a high speed twin roll caster. The grooved roll made strip-surface sound. Grooved 600mm width roll was tested,and usefulness of the grooved roll was shown.Originality/value: In the present study effect of the grooved roll on a high speed twin roll caster was investigated.

  3. Ship Roll Motion Control

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    Perez, Tristan; Blanke, Mogens

    2010-01-01

    The technical feasibility of roll motion control devices has been amply demonstrated for over 100 years. Performance, however, can still fall short of expectations because of deciencies in control system designs, which have proven to be far from trivial due to fundamental performance limitations. This tutorial paper presents an account of the development of various ship roll motion control systems and the challenges associated with their design. The paper discusses how to assess performance, the...

  4. Catalytic surface modification of roll-milled poly({epsilon}-caprolactone) biaxially stretched to ultra-thin dimension

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    Foo, H.L. [Graduate Programme in Bioengineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore); Bionic Materials Technology Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan); Taniguchi, A. [Bionic Materials Technology Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan); Yu, H. [Graduate Programme in Bioengineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore); Department of Physiology, National University of Singapore (Singapore); Okano, T. [Bionic Materials Technology Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan); Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Women' s Medical University (Japan); Teoh, S.H. [Graduate Programme in Bioengineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore) and Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore)]. E-mail: mpetsh@nus.edu.sg

    2007-03-15

    A novel roll-milling polymer processing technique along with biaxial stretching was used to fabricate 10 {mu}m thick poly({epsilon}-caprolactone) films. A less invasive collagen surface modification was used, involving a reaction between corona-preactivated membranes and ferrous-containing acrylic acid solution at the low temperature of 42 {sup o}C. Successful modified films were characterized by Toluidine Blue O assay and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells also showed both higher proliferation rate and differentiated cobblestone morphology on these collagen-immobilized substrates.

  5. The ways of increasing the socket accuracy in the course of broaching on a three-roll mill

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    The results are presented of experimental investigations on the wall thickness variation of sleeves broached on a three-high mill with barrel-shaped rolls. To obtain sleeves with relatively accurate geometrical dimensions it is necessary to ensure a high rigidity of alignment of the sleeve-mandrel-rod system with a 3- to 4-fold safety margin for rod resistance to longitudinal bending with a length equal to that of the sleeve. Broaching is better to accomplish at increased feed angles (14-16 deg.) with partial cooling of the billets

  6. Catalytic surface modification of roll-milled poly(?-caprolactone) biaxially stretched to ultra-thin dimension

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    A novel roll-milling polymer processing technique along with biaxial stretching was used to fabricate 10 ?m thick poly(?-caprolactone) films. A less invasive collagen surface modification was used, involving a reaction between corona-preactivated membranes and ferrous-containing acrylic acid solution at the low temperature of 42 oC. Successful modified films were characterized by Toluidine Blue O assay and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells also showed both higher proliferation rate and differentiated cobblestone morphology on these collagen-immobilized substrates

  7. Fast-Roll Inflation

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    Linde, Andrei D

    2001-01-01

    We show that in the simplest theories of spontaneous symmetry breaking one can have a stage of a fast-roll inflation. In this regime the standard slow-roll condition |m^2| << H^2 is violated. Nevertheless, this stage can be rather long if |m| is sufficiently small. Fast-roll inflation can be useful for generating proper initial conditions for the subsequent stage of slow-roll inflation in the very early universe. It may also be responsible for the present stage of accelerated expansion of the universe. We also make two observations of a more general nature. First of all, the universe after a long stage of inflation (either slow-roll or fast-roll) cannot reach anti-de Sitter regime even if the cosmological constant is negative. Secondly, the theories with the potentials with the ``stable'' minimum at V(\\phi)<0 in the cosmological background exhibit the same instability as the theories with potentials unbounded from below. This instability leads to the development of singularity with the properties pra...

  8. Spray Rolling Aluminum Strip

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    Lavernia, E.J.; Delplanque, J-P; McHugh, K.M.

    2006-05-10

    Spray forming is a competitive low-cost alternative to ingot metallurgy for manufacturing ferrous and non-ferrous alloy shapes. It produces materials with a reduced number of processing steps, while maintaining materials properties, with the possibility of near-net-shape manufacturing. However, there are several hurdles to large-scale commercial adoption of spray forming: 1) ensuring strip is consistently flat, 2) eliminating porosity, particularly at the deposit/substrate interface, and 3) improving material yield. Through this program, a new strip/sheet casting process, termed spray rolling, has been developed, which is an innovative manufacturing technique to produce aluminum net-shape products. Spray rolling combines the benefits of twin-roll casting and conventional spray forming, showing a promising potential to overcome the above hurdles associated with spray forming. Spray rolling requires less energy and generates less scrap than conventional processes and, consequently, enables the development of materials with lower environmental impacts in both processing and final products. Spray Rolling was developed as a collaborative project between the University of California-Davis, the Colorado School of Mines, the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, and an industry team. The following objectives of this project were achieved: (1) Demonstration of the feasibility of the spray rolling process at the bench-scale level and evaluation of the materials properties of spray rolled aluminum strip alloys; and (2) Demonstration of 2X scalability of the process and documentation of technical hurdles to further scale up and initiate technology transfer to industry for eventual commercialization of the process.

  9. The analysis of the asymmetric plate rolling process

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    A. Kawa?ek

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The analysis of asymmetric band rolling in the finishing stand of a plate rolling mill has been carried out within the present study with the aim of establishing the effect of the speed asymmetry factor, av, on band bending during the rolling process and determining the strain velocity distributions of the rolled material in the roll bite region.Design/methodology/approach: The simulation of metal flow in the asymmetric roll bite region was performed using the program FORGE 2D. The development of numerous branches of the steelmaking industry imposes increasingly high demands on steel product manufacturers, which can only be met by products manufactured according to the state-of-the-art plastic working technologies. One of the major plastic working technologies is asymmetric rolling.Findings: The analysis shows that the band bends most often toward the lower-speed roll. Increasing the value of the speed asymmetry factor causes an increase in the advance, while the force parameters decrease with increasing asymmetry factor av.Practical implications: Asymmetric rolling is achieved by differentiating working roll diameters, roll rotational speeds, or roll surface roughness. In industrial practice, one or a combination of the above-mentioned parameters is used.Originality/value: In order to improve the asymmetric plate rolling process, the analysis of the following parameters must be carried out: band temperature, the magnitude of rolling reduction, the magnitude of yield stress for particular steel grades, roll rotational speeds and roll diameters.

  10. Ship Roll Damping Control

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    Perez, Tristan; Blanke, Mogens

    2012-01-01

    The technical feasibility of roll motion control devices has been amply demonstrated for over 100 years. Performance, however, can still fall short of expectations because of difficulties associated with control system designs, which have proven to be far from trivial due to fundamental performance limitations and large variations of the spectral characteristics of wave-induced roll motion. This tutorial paper presents an account of the development of various ship roll motion control systems together with the challenges associated with their design. It discusses the assessment of performance and the applicability of different mathematical models, and it surveys the control methods that have been implemented and validated with full scale experiments. The paper also presents an outlook on what are believed to be potential areas of research within this topic.

  11. Maintenance strategy for tilting table of rolling mill based on reliability considerations

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    Deshpande, V.S.; Modak, J.P

    2003-04-01

    Reliability centred maintenance (RCM) is a new strategic framework for ensuring that any asset continues to perform, as its users want it to perform. RCM is a process used to determine the maintenance requirement of any physical asset in its operating context. RCM process entails asking seven questions about each of the selected assets. It makes use of two documents namely, RCM information worksheet and RCM decision worksheet. RCM decision diagram integrates all the decision processes into a single strategic framework. RCM concept developed by US commercial airlines industry has been successfully implemented by Military, Navy, Nuclear power plants, electric power generation and distribution undertakings and several other sectors. These projects have been carried out in the United Kingdom, The Republic of Ireland, the United States, Hong Kong, Australia, Spain and Singapore. The fact that people has enthusiastically received RCM at all levels and has enabled users to achieve some remarkable successes in all of these countries, suggests that it can be universally employed. Literature review indicates that RCM approach is not conventionally applied in process industries in India. Presently, predictive maintenance (PDM) approach along with conventional preventive maintenance is used in continuous/process industries. This approach if implemented in totality will increase the production cost to a large degree and make the production uneconomical. Similarly breakdown maintenance (BDM) approach cannot be applied in such industries as each breakdown involves huge costs. RCM approach is a compromise between PDM and BDM approach for optimising the cost and ensuring the availability of machine. The RCM approach has been applied to the tilting table system of rolling mill for the research work reported in this paper. In the present study, preventive maintenance tasks suggested for power transmission subsystem, guiding and transportation subsystem and hydraulic subsystem in tilting tables are 14 scheduled on-condition tasks, 10 scheduled on-restoration tasks, seven scheduled discard task. Whereas for 14 failure modes no scheduled maintenance has been proposed. Existing maintenance schedule for tilting tables indicates the maintenance action as and when required. Hence RCM based schedule specifies that additional preventive maintenance tasks need to be executed as compared to none initially. Cost incurred for this can be offset from the savings accrued from reduction in loss of production due to repetitive breakdowns. The methodology of RCM adopted in western industries cannot be applied as it is to Indian industries because of labour oriented nature, partially computerised information systems, non-availability of the information about cost of loss of production due to breakdown and age-reliability pattern of equipment, insufficient maintenance database. These problems can be overcome by development of sound MMIS, formulation of RCM review group and imparting suitable training to acquire the relevant skills in RCM. Thus RCM methodology can be applied to Indian industry for reduction of breakdowns as well as optimisation of preventive maintenance cost. This can further boost up the prospects of Indian industry to offer the products at globally competitive prices.

  12. Maintenance strategy for tilting table of rolling mill based on reliability considerations

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    Reliability centred maintenance (RCM) is a new strategic framework for ensuring that any asset continues to perform, as its users want it to perform. RCM is a process used to determine the maintenance requirement of any physical asset in its operating context. RCM process entails asking seven questions about each of the selected assets. It makes use of two documents namely, RCM information worksheet and RCM decision worksheet. RCM decision diagram integrates all the decision processes into a single strategic framework. RCM concept developed by US commercial airlines industry has been successfully implemented by Military, Navy, Nuclear power plants, electric power generation and distribution undertakings and several other sectors. These projects have been carried out in the United Kingdom, The Republic of Ireland, the United States, Hong Kong, Australia, Spain and Singapore. The fact that people has enthusiastically received RCM at all levels and has enabled users to achieve some remarkable successes in all of these countries, suggests that it can be universally employed. Literature review indicates that RCM approach is not conventionally applied in process industries in India. Presently, predictive maintenance (PDM) approach along with conventional preventive maintenance is used in continuous/process industries. This approach if implemented in totality will increase the production cost to a large degree and make the production uneconomical. Similarly breakdown maintenance (BDM) approach cannot be applied in such industries as each breakdown involves huge costs. RCM approach is a compromise between PDM and BDM approach for optimising the cost and ensuring the availability of machine. The RCM approach has been applied to the tilting table system of rolling mill for the research work reported in this paper. In the present study, preventive maintenance tasks suggested for power transmission subsystem, guiding and transportation subsystem and hydraulic subsystem in tilting tables are 14 scheduled on-condition tasks, 10 scheduled on-restoration tasks, seven scheduled discard task. Whereas for 14 failure modes no scheduled maintenance has been proposed. Existing maintenance schedule for tilting tables indicates the maintenance action as and when required. Hence RCM based schedule specifies that additional preventive maintenance tasks need to be executed as compared to none initially. Cost incurred for this can be offset from the savings accrued from reduction in loss of production due to repetitive breakdowns. The methodology of RCM adopted in western industries cannot be applied as it is to Indian industries because of labour oriented nature, partially computerised information systems, non-availability of the information about cost of loss of production due to breakdown and age-reliability pattern of equipment, insufficient maintenance database. These problems can be overcome by development of sound MMIS, formulation of RCM review group and imparting suitable training to acquire the relevant skills in RCM. Thus RCM methodology can be applied to Indian industry for reduction of breakdowns as well as optimisation of preventive maintenance cost. This can further boost up the prospects of Indian industry to offer the products at globally competitive prices

  13. Ship Roll Motion Control

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    Perez, Tristan University of Newcastle

    2010-01-01

    The technical feasibility of roll motion control devices has been amply demonstrated for over 100 years. Performance, however, can still fall short of expectations because of deciencies in control system designs, which have proven to be far from trivial due to fundamental performance limitations. This tutorial paper presents an account of the development of various ship roll motion control systems and the challenges associated with their design. The paper discusses how to assess performance, the applicability of dierent models, and control methods that have been applied in the past.

  14. Slitting criterion for various rolling speeds in MSR rolling process

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    A. Stefanik

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The main idea of MSR technology is the capability of producing two, three, four and even five rods simultaneously from a single strip in a hot rolling process. Correctly separation of the joined strips is the one of the mainly problem in MSR process. Changing the rolling speed may causes easier of the strand division. In this paper results of the computer simulation of the double slitting rolling process were presented.Design/methodology/approach: For numerical modelling of the multi rolling process a computer program Forge 2005, based by the finished element method was used. As a slitting criterion normalised Cockroft – Latham criterion was used.Findings: For the analysis performed in this study, it was found that increasing of the rolling speed causes of increasing the normalized Cockroft – Latham criterion. For the small values of rolling velocity the strip separation was easier.Research limitations/implications: Multi Slit Rolling process is applied in ribbed rods rolling. Adjusting of the rolling speed in multi slit rolling process could improve of the slitting band to the separated strips.Originality/value: Incorrect construction or bad gap matching could cause lack of separation propelled slitting rolls. The separation of the band is effected by means of separating rollers, which shape must be properly designed to suit to the slitting pass. Changing of the rolling speed could improve of the separation to the single strips.

  15. Rolling Stonesi kinokontsert kannab toorest rokiväge / Maris Meiessaar

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    Meiessaar, Maris

    2009-01-01

    Martin Scorsese muusikalisest dokumentaalfilmist "Shine a Light - Valgus peale" (USA-Suurbritannia, 2008), mille keskmes on 2006. a. New Yorgi Beaconi teatris toimunud briti ansambli Rolling Stones kontsert

  16. Nanostructured MgH2 obtained by cold rolling combined with short-time high-energy ball milling

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    Ricardo, Floriano; Daniel Rodrigo, Leiva; Stefano, Deledda; Bjørn Christian, Hauback; Walter José, Botta.

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available MgH2 was processed by short time high-energy ball milling (BM) and cold rolling (CR). A new alternative processing route (CR + BM) using the combination of CR followed by short time BM step was also applied. The effects on the final morphology, crystalline structure and H-sorption properties were ev [...] aluated. The CR + BM processing (compared to BM and CR process) resulted in an inhomogeneous particle size distribution and the biggest crystallite size of MgH2, showing that there is a clear dependence between the size/shape of the particles which compose the starting material and the efficiency of crystallite size reduction during the BM process. On the other hand, we observed that a short BM step improved the kinetic properties of the cold rolled material. It shows that the particle size reduction of MgH2 obtained by CR combined with the increase in specific surface area attained by short BM step could be key factors to allow the use of the CR + BM route.

  17. Person og Rolle

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    Szatkowski, Janek

    2011-01-01

    Distinktionen mellem person og rolle forslås som grundlag for et præcist og anlytisk anvendeligt begreb om performativitet. Begrebet tager sigte på at beskrive enkeltindividers og gruppers kommunikation med henblik på hvordan kommunikation etableres. Performativitet gør det muligt at iagttage den strukturelle kobling mellem psykiske stystemers bevidsthed og sociale systemers kommunikation, og derved åbne for en diskussion af hvordan værdier fungerer i en sådan kommunikation.

  18. Rolling Spot Welder

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    Wagner, Garret E.; Fonteyne, Steve L.

    1990-01-01

    Wheeled tool speeds tack-welding operations. Spotwelds foil to parts in preparation for brazing. Includes electrode wheel rolling across foil. Welding current in electrode pulsed as electrode moves along, making series of uniformly-spaced low-current spot welds.

  19. Lokalpolitikeres rolle og råderum

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    Holm Pedersen, Lene; Houlberg, Kurt

    2013-01-01

    I en ny og omfattende undersøgelse fra KORA og CBS er alle landets lokalpolitikere blevet spurgt om, hvordan de oplever deres rolle og råderum. Undersøgelsen belyser blandt andet, hvordan arbejdsvilkår og indflydelsesmuligheder er i dag, og hvordan vilkår og muligheder er blevet ændret de senere år.

  20. Walk and roll robot

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    Wilson, Andrew (Inventor); Punnoose, Andrew (Inventor); Strausser, Katherine (Inventor); Parikh, Neil (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A mobile robotic unit features a main body, a plurality of legs for supporting the main body on and moving the main body in forward and reverse directions about a base surface, and a drive assembly. According to an exemplary embodiment each leg includes a respective pivotal hip joint, a pivotal knee joint, and a wheeled foot adapted to roll along the base surface. Also according to an exemplary embodiments the drive assembly includes a motor operatively associated with the hip and knee joints and the wheeled foot for independently driving pivotal movement of the hip joint and the knee joint and rolling motion of the wheeled foot. The hip joint may include a ball-and-socket-type joint interconnecting top portion of the leg to the main body, such that the hip joint is adapted to pivot said leg in a direction transverse to a forward-and-reverse direction.

  1. Tenascin Supports Lymphocyte Rolling

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    Clark, Rachael A; Erickson, Harold P.; Springer, Timothy A

    1997-01-01

    Tenascin is a large extracellular matrix molecule expressed at specific sites in the adult, including immune system tissues such as the bone marrow, thymus, spleen, and T cell areas of lymph nodes. Tenascin has been reported to have both adhesive and anti-adhesive effects in static assays. We report here that tenascin supports the tethering and rolling of lymphocytes and lymphoblastic cell lines under flow conditions. Binding was calcium dependent and was not inhibited by treatment of ly...

  2. Slitting criterion for various rolling speeds in MSR rolling process

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    Stefanik, A.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The main idea of MSR technology is the capability of producing two, three, four and even five rods simultaneously from a single strip in a hot rolling process. Correctly separation of the joined strips is the one of the mainly problem in MSR process. Changing the rolling speed may causes easier of the strand division. In this paper results of the computer simulation of the double slitting rolling process were presented.Design/methodology/approach: For numerical modelling of the multi...

  3. Rolling motion in moving droplets

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    Sumesh P Thampi; Rama Govindarajan

    2015-03-01

    Drops moving on a substrate under the action of gravity display both rolling and sliding motions. The two limits of a thin sheet-like drop in sliding motion on a surface, and a spherical drop in roll, have been extensively studied. We are interested in intermediate shapes. We quantify the contribution of rolling motion for any intermediate shape, and recently obtained a universal curve for the amount of roll as a function of a shape parameter using hybrid lattice Boltzmann simulations. In this paper, we discuss the linear relationship which is expected between the Capillary and Bond numbers, and provide detailed confirmation by simulations. We also show that the viscosity of the surrounding medium can qualitatively affect dynamics. Our results provide an answer to a natural question of whether drops roll or slide on a surface and carry implications for various applications where rolling motion may or may not be preferred.

  4. Possibilities of enhancing the rolling quality in the course of deformation of high-alloy steel ingots on the roughing mill

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    At the Dneprospetsstal' plant the variation in power parameters of rolling, the temperature and plasticity of the metal on deformation of ingots of stainless steels 10Kh23N18, 10Kh17N13M2T, and 12Kh18N10T have been investigated on a 950 mill. Upon combined analysis of the variations in the deformation conditions and the properties of the metal in the course of rolling, one can recommend the ways for improving the quality of the rolled stock and the mill efficiency. In the rolling of 2.8-ton (metric), 540x540 mm ingots, the lowest plasticity , nsub(k) is observed before the pass 15-16 because of the presence of a cast structure in the initial passes and the temperature drop in the subsequent ones. One must reduce compressions in these passes, and increase them in the others. It is also expedient to allow a short overheating (for 15-20 min) of the ingot surface up to 1300 deg C (30-50 deg. above the optimum)

  5. A new transducer for roll gap measurements of the roll pressure distribution and the friction condition in cold flat rolling

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    Lagergren, Jonas; Wanheim, Tarras

    2005-01-01

    Background/purpose The only way to establish the true rolling pressure and the true friction condition in cold rolling is to conduct measurements in the roll bite. A new transducer design is therefore proposed, this to overcome problems in previous measurements in the past 70 years. Method The new idea is to increase the contact surface of the transducer, to be larger than the arc of contact. This is in the opposite way, compared to the smaller and smaller contact pin design that has been prevailing. Results The measurements where conducted during cold dry rolling of both copper strips and stainless steel strips in a pilot mill. The recordings were selected from a steady state with no disturbance from the material flow. The transducer was able to simultaneously measure both the normal pressure and the friction stress. An estimation of the coefficient of friction was accordingly performed. Conclusions The new transducer works very well, it was seen to be robust and able to avoid signal disturbance. The pressure and friction stress distribution results was as expected by the authors and a good reproducibility, together with a proven agreement between recorded signals and signals simulated. Keywords Friction stress, normal pressure distribution, roll bite measurements, cold flat rolling of metals

  6. Quantifying texture evolution during hot rolling of AZ31 Twin Roll Cast strip

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    Gorelova, S.; Schaeben, H.

    2015-04-01

    Multi-pass rolling experiments with an AZ31 Twin Roll Cast (TRC) alloy were performed on an industrial scaled four-high rolling mill. Within the rolling with an intermediate annealing the evolution of texture was investigated. To quantify the extent of preferred crystallographic orientation experimental X-ray pole figures were measured after different process steps and analyzed using the free and open Matlab® toolbox MTEX for texture analysis. The development of the fiber texture was observed and analyzed in dependence on rolling conditions. In the initial state the specimen exhibits a texture composed of a weak basal texture and a cast texture with {0001}-planes oriented across the rolling direction. During the following rolling process a fiber texture was developed. The expected strength increment of the fiber texture was quantitatively confirmed in terms of volume portions of the orientation density function around the fiber and in terms of the canonical parameters of fitted pseudo Bingham distributions. On the results of this work a model for prediction of the texture evolution during the strip rolling of magnesium in the examined parameter range was developed.

  7. 9 CFR 381.159 - Poultry rolls.

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    2010-01-01

    ...INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS...Composition § 381.159 Poultry rolls. (a) Binders...permitted for use as binders in poultry rolls: transglutaminase enzyme...the product; e.g., “Turkey Roll-Gelatin Added.”...

  8. Rolling friction of adhesive microspheres

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    The rolling friction of adhesive microspheres is an important quantity as it determines the strength and stability of larger aggregates. Current models predict rolling forces that are 1 to 2 orders of magnitude smaller than observed experimentally. Starting from the well-known Johnson–Kendall–Roberts (JKR) contact description, we derive an analytical theory for the rolling friction based on the concept of adhesion hysteresis, e.g. a difference in apparent surface energies for opening/closing cracks. We show how adhesion hysteresis causes the pressure distribution within the contact to become asymmetrical, leading to an opposing torque. Analytical expressions are derived relating the size of the hysteresis, the rolling torque, and the rolling displacement, ?. We confirm the existence of a critical rolling displacement for the onset of rolling, the size of which is set by the amount of adhesion hysteresis and the size of the contact area. We demonstrate how the developed theory is able to explain the large rolling forces and particle-size dependence observed experimentally. Good agreement with experimental results is achieved for adhesion hysteresis values of (??/?) ? 3 for polystyrene, and (??/?) ? 0.5 for silicates, at crack propagation rates of 0.1 µm s?1 and 1–10 µm s?1, respectively. (paper)

  9. SASS Applied to Optimum Work Roll Profile Selection in the Hot Rolling of Wide Steel

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    Nolle, Lars

    The quality of steel strip produced in a wide strip rolling mill depends heavily on the careful selection of initial ground work roll profiles for each of the mill stands in the finishing train. In the past, these profiles were determined by human experts, based on their knowledge and experience. In previous work, the profiles were successfully optimised using a self-organising migration algorithm (SOMA). In this research, SASS, a novel heuristic optimisation algorithm that has only one control parameter, has been used to find the optimum profiles for a simulated rolling mill. The resulting strip quality produced using the profiles found by SASS is compared with results from previous work and the quality produced using the original profile specifications. The best set of profiles found by SASS clearly outperformed the original set and performed equally well as SOMA without the need of finding a suitable set of control parameters.

  10. Roll Control in Fruit Flies

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    Beatus, Tsevi; Cohen, Itai

    2014-01-01

    Due to aerodynamic instabilities, stabilizing flapping flight requires ever-present fast corrective actions. Here we investigate how flies control body roll angle, their most susceptible degree of freedom. We glue a magnet to each fly, apply a short magnetic pulse that rolls it in mid-air, and film the corrective maneuver. Flies correct perturbations of up to $100^{\\circ}$ within $30\\pm7\\mathrm{ms}$ by applying a stroke-amplitude asymmetry that is well described by a linear PI controller. The response latency is $\\sim5\\mathrm{ms}$, making the roll correction reflex one of the fastest in the animal kingdom.

  11. Design of two bearings with sealing system for the top roll shaft of sugar cane mill

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    Walter, Mora Perdomo; John Sandro, Rivas Murillo; John Jairo, Coronado Marín.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Las chumaceras de bronce utilizadas actualmente en los molinos de caña de azúcar presentan elevado desgaste debido, entre otros factores, a la materia extraña que ingresa en ella cuando el eje superior se eleva (flota) por efecto del colchón de caña que pasa entre las mazas y al sobrecalentamiento c [...] ausado por fallas en los sistemas de lubricación y refrigeración. Con el objetivo de solucionar estos problemas dos diseños de chumaceras fueron realizados: uno con refrigeración en la caja y otro con refrigeración en la teja, ambos usando un sistema de sellado. Análisis por Elementos Finitos del comportamiento mecánico y térmico de los diseños garantiza un buen desempeño en operación. Abstract in english The bronze bearings currently used in sugar cane mills undergo an excessive wear due to both, the extraneous matter entering in the bearing gap when the shaft lift by effect of cane passing through the mill and heating caused by failures in both the lubrication and the refrigeration systems. In orde [...] r to solve this problems two bearing were designed: one cooled in the box and other cooled in the roofing tile, both using a sealing system. Finite Elements Analysis of the designs showed that they will have a good mechanical and thermal performance.

  12. Using Variable Perturbation Method to Study the Stability of Torsional Self-Excited Vibration in Main Drive System of Rolling Mill

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    Fenglan Wang

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The self-excited vibration of blooming mill is a kind of torsional vibration, which occurs only when the rolling machine slips under appropriate conditions. Once in place, this may cause the larger peak pressure of each component in the main drive system; reduce the service life of the components, cause components? damage directly. A large number of studies have shown that, at present there are not effective methods for diagnosis, monitoring of slipping and take proper measures in time to stop slipping so as to avoid the occurrence of malignant accidents. In this paper, author set out from another angle, take the main drive system of rolling mill as an example, to study stability of self-excited vibration. The conditions of the stable vibration are gained. By combining with the actual working conditions of blooming mill, author has put forward some effective measures to meet the stable conditions in order to make the blooming mill work in the stable state. Practice research has proved that the effective measures can contribute to reduce structural damage directly caused by the torsional vibration when “slipping” phenomenon occurred and to extend the service life of the components.

  13. Manufacturing Demonstration Facility: Roll-to-Roll Processing

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    Datskos, Panos G [ORNL; Joshi, Pooran C [ORNL; List III, Frederick Alyious [ORNL; Duty, Chad E [ORNL; Armstrong, Beth L [ORNL; Ivanov, Ilia N [ORNL; Jacobs, Christopher B [ORNL; Graham, David E [ORNL; Moon, Ji Won [ORNL

    2015-08-01

    This Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF)e roll-to-roll processing effort described in this report provided an excellent opportunity to investigate a number of advanced manufacturing approaches to achieve a path for low cost devices and sensors. Critical to this effort is the ability to deposit thin films at low temperatures using nanomaterials derived from nanofermentation. The overarching goal of this project was to develop roll-to-roll manufacturing processes of thin film deposition on low-cost flexible substrates for electronics and sensor applications. This project utilized ORNL s unique Pulse Thermal Processing (PTP) technologies coupled with non-vacuum low temperature deposition techniques, ORNL s clean room facility, slot dye coating, drop casting, spin coating, screen printing and several other equipment including a Dimatix ink jet printer and a large-scale Kyocera ink jet printer. The roll-to-roll processing project had three main tasks: 1) develop and demonstrate zinc-Zn based opto-electronic sensors using low cost nanoparticulate structures manufactured in a related MDF Project using nanofermentation techniques, 2) evaluate the use of silver based conductive inks developed by project partner NovaCentrix for electronic device fabrication, and 3) demonstrate a suite of low cost printed sensors developed using non-vacuum deposition techniques which involved the integration of metal and semiconductor layers to establish a diverse sensor platform technology.

  14. Adaptive Automatic Gauge Control of a Cold Strip Rolling Process

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    ROMAN, N.; E. Ceanga; BIVOL, I.; CARAMAN, S.

    2010-01-01

    The paper tackles with thickness control structure of the cold rolled strips. This structure is based on the rolls position control of a reversible quarto rolling mill. The main feature of the system proposed in the paper consists in the compensation of the errors introduced by the deficient dynamics of the hydraulic servo-system used for the rolls positioning, by means of a dynamic compensator that approximates the inverse system of the servo-system. Because the servo-system is considered va...

  15. Rolling Process Modeling Report: Finite-Element Prediction of Roll Separating Force and Rolling Defects

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    Soulami, Ayoub [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Lavender, Curt A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Paxton, Dean M. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Burkes, Douglas [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

    2014-04-23

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been investigating manufacturing processes for the uranium-10% molybdenum (U-10Mo) alloy plate-type fuel for the U.S. high-performance research reactors. This work supports the Convert Program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Global Threat Reduction Initiative. This report documents modeling results of PNNL’s efforts to perform finite-element simulations to predict roll separating forces and rolling defects. Simulations were performed using a finite-element model developed using the commercial code LS-Dyna. Simulations of the hot rolling of U-10Mo coupons encapsulated in low-carbon steel have been conducted following two different schedules. Model predictions of the roll-separation force and roll-pack thicknesses at different stages of the rolling process were compared with experimental measurements. This report discusses various attributes of the rolled coupons revealed by the model (e.g., dog-boning and thickness non-uniformity).

  16. Rolling Resistance Measurement and Model Development

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    Andersen, Lasse Grinderslev; Larsen, Jesper; Fraser, Elsje Sophia; Schmidt, Bjarne; Dyre, J. C.

    2015-01-01

    There is an increased focus worldwide on understanding and modeling rolling resistance because reducing the rolling resistance by just a few percent will lead to substantial energy savings. This paper reviews the state of the art of rolling resistance research, focusing on measuring techniques, surface and texture modeling, contact models, tire models, and macro-modeling of rolling resistance

  17. Rolling Stitch Welder For Foil

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    Gilbert, Jeffery L.; Morgan, Gene E.

    1992-01-01

    Hand-operated rolling spotwelder stitch-welds foil faster and more consistently than single-spotwelding gun without damaging it. Internal spring reacts against roller frame, exerting force on welding wheel when rollers contact workpiece.

  18. NORMAL PRESSURE AND FRICTION STRESS MEASUREMENT IN ROLLING PROCESSES

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    Henningsen, Poul; Arentoft, Mogens

    2005-01-01

    A load transducer has been developed to measure the contact forces in the deformation zone during rolling. The transducer consists of a strain gauge equipped insert, embedded in the surface of the roll. The length of the insert exceeds the contact length between material and roll. By analyzing the output from the transducer, the friction stress and normal pressure in the contact zone can be determined. The new concept differs from existing pin designs by a lower disturbance of lubricant film and material flow and limited penetration of material between transducer and roll. Aluminum, cupper and steel strips with a width of 40 mm was rolled with reduction varying from 2.7% to 29%, in a pilot mill. For evaluating the transducer, the measured contact forces are compared with external measurements of roll separating forces and torque. The determined friction coefficients are compared with values found by forward slip measurements.

  19. Adaptive Rolling Plans Are Good

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    Ma?kowiak, Piotr

    2009-01-01

    Here we prove the goodness property of adaptive rolling plans in a multisector optimal growth model under decreasing returns in deterministic environment. Goodness is achieved as a result of fast convergence (at an asymptotically geometric rate) of the rolling plan to balanced growth path. Further on, while searching for goodness, we give a new proof of strong concavity of an indirect utility function – this result is achieved just with help of some elementary matrix algebra an...

  20. Grease lubrication in rolling bearings

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    Lugt, Piet M

    2012-01-01

    The definitive book on the science of grease lubrication for roller and needle bearings in industrial and vehicle engineering. Grease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings provides an overview of the existing knowledge on the various aspects of grease lubrication (including lubrication systems) and the state of the art models that exist today. The book reviews the physical and chemical aspects of grease lubrication, primarily directed towards lubrication of rolling bearings. The first part of the book covers grease composition, properties and rheology, including thermal

  1. Multi-stage FE simulation of hot ring rolling

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    Wang, C.; Geijselaers, H. J. M.; van den Boogaard, A. H.

    2013-05-01

    As a unique and important member of the metal forming family, ring rolling provides a cost effective process route to manufacture seamless rings. Applications of ring rolling cover a wide range of products in aerospace, automotive and civil engineering industries [1]. Above the recrystallization temperature of the material, hot ring rolling begins with the upsetting of the billet cut from raw stock. Next a punch pierces the hot upset billet to form a hole through the billet. This billet, referred to as preform, is then rolled by the ring rolling mill. For an accurate simulation of hot ring rolling, it is crucial to include the deformations, stresses and strains from the upsetting and piercing process as initial conditions for the rolling stage. In this work, multi-stage FE simulations of hot ring rolling process were performed by mapping the local deformation state of the workpiece from one step to the next one. The simulations of upsetting and piercing stages were carried out by 2D axisymmetric models using adaptive remeshing and element erosion. The workpiece for the ring rolling stage was subsequently obtained after performing a 2D to 3D mapping. The commercial FE package LS-DYNA was used for the study and user defined subroutines were implemented to complete the control algorithm. The simulation results were analyzed and also compared with those from the single-stage FE model of hot ring rolling.

  2. Studying possibilities to improve the functional properties of metallurgical rolls

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    Z. Stradomski; A. Pirek; Stachura, S

    2008-01-01

    Thc paper prcscnts rcsults nT invcst igations and at~thors' opinion on improving functional propcrtics of mciall urgicnl rolls cast fromGZOOCrMoNi 4-9-3 cast wccl. onc nf most oftcn ilscd lor rolls in scction mills. Thcsc mills Icn~urcq uickcr than flat rolls wear or 1001'spass. whar rcquircs morc Crcqocnt rcpcncr;lt ion. 'Thc machining rcquircs n rclat ivcly low hardness, which is cnsurcd hy ~ h pcc arliiic matrixof casr steel strldid. 7 % ~au thors silggcst 10 achicvc thc optimisntion o f t...

  3. The effect of roll gap geometry on microstructure in cold-rolled aluminum

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    Mishin, Oleg; Bay, B.; Winther, G.; Juul Jensen, D.

    2004-01-01

    Microstructure and texture are analyzed through the thickness of two aluminum plates cold-rolled 40% with different roll gap geometries. It is found that both texture and microstructure are strongly affected by the rolling geometry. After rolling with intermediate-size draughts a rolling-type texture is developed throughout the plate thickness. In this case, grains are subdivided by extended planar dislocation boundaries preferentially aligned at an angle of 40 +/- 15degrees to the rolling direc...

  4. AISI/DOE Advanced Process Control Program Vol. 3 of 6: MICROSTRUCTURAL ENGINEERING IN HOT-STRIP MILLS Part 2 of 2: Constitutive Behavior Modeling of Steels Under Hot-Rolling Conditions

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    Yi-Wen Cheng; Patrick Purtscher

    1999-07-30

    This report describes the development of models for predicting (1) constitutive behaviors and (2) mechanical properties of hot-rolled steels as functions of chemical composition, microstructural features, and processing variables. The study includes the following eight steels: A36, DQSK, HSLA-V, HSLA-Nb, HSLA-50/Ti-Nb, and two interstitial-free (IF) grades. These developed models have been integrated into the Hot-Strip Mill Model (HSMM), which simulates the hot strip rolling mills and predicts the mechanical properties of hot-rolled products. The HSMM model has been developed by the University of British Columbia-Canada as a part of project on the microstructural engineering in hot-strip mills.

  5. Roll casting of 5182 aluminium alloy

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    Haga, T; M. Mtsuo; D. Kunigo; Hatanaka, Y; R. Nakamuta; Watari, H; S. Kumai

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper is investigation of the ability of the high speed roll casting of 5182 aluminium alloy. Appropriate twin roll caster to cast the 5182 strip was researched.Design/methodology/approach: Method used in the present study was an unequal diameter twin roll caster and a vertical type high speed twin roll caster equipped with mild steel rolls without parting material.Findings: are that the vertical type high speed twin roll caster was effective to cast 5182 strip at high speed....

  6. Hot rolling of thick uranium molybdenum alloys

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    DeMint, Amy L.; Gooch, Jack G.

    2015-11-17

    Disclosed herein are processes for hot rolling billets of uranium that have been alloyed with about ten weight percent molybdenum to produce cold-rollable sheets that are about one hundred mils thick. In certain embodiments, the billets have a thickness of about 7/8 inch or greater. Disclosed processes typically involve a rolling schedule that includes a light rolling pass and at least one medium rolling pass. Processes may also include reheating the rolling stock and using one or more heavy rolling passes, and may include an annealing step.

  7. Rolling Process Modeling Report. Finite-Element Model Validation and Parametric Study on various Rolling Process parameters

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    Soulami, Ayoub [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Lavender, Curt A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Paxton, Dean M. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Burkes, Douglas [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been investigating manufacturing processes for the uranium-10% molybdenum alloy plate-type fuel for high-performance research reactors in the United States. This work supports the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Material Management and Minimization Reactor Conversion Program. This report documents modeling results of PNNL’s efforts to perform finite-element simulations to predict roll-separating forces for various rolling mill geometries for PNNL, Babcock & Wilcox Co., Y-12 National Security Complex, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Idaho National Laboratory. The model developed and presented in a previous report has been subjected to further validation study using new sets of experimental data generated from a rolling mill at PNNL. Simulation results of both hot rolling and cold rolling of uranium-10% molybdenum coupons have been compared with experimental results. The model was used to predict roll-separating forces at different temperatures and reductions for five rolling mills within the National Nuclear Security Administration Fuel Fabrication Capability project. This report also presents initial results of a finite-element model microstructure-based approach to study the surface roughness at the interface between zirconium and uranium-10% molybdenum.

  8. Rolling Process Modeling Report. Finite-Element Model Validation and Parametric Study on various Rolling Process parameters

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    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been investigating manufacturing processes for the uranium-10% molybdenum alloy plate-type fuel for high-performance research reactors in the United States. This work supports the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Material Management and Minimization Reactor Conversion Program. This report documents modeling results of PNNL's efforts to perform finite-element simulations to predict roll-separating forces for various rolling mill geometries for PNNL, Babcock & Wilcox Co., Y-12 National Security Complex, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Idaho National Laboratory. The model developed and presented in a previous report has been subjected to further validation study using new sets of experimental data generated from a rolling mill at PNNL. Simulation results of both hot rolling and cold rolling of uranium-10% molybdenum coupons have been compared with experimental results. The model was used to predict roll-separating forces at different temperatures and reductions for five rolling mills within the National Nuclear Security Administration Fuel Fabrication Capability project. This report also presents initial results of a finite-element model microstructure-based approach to study the surface roughness at the interface between zirconium and uranium-10% molybdenum.

  9. Study of texture, microstructure and mechanical properties of asymmetrically rolled aluminium

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    Wronski, M.; Wierzbanowski, K.; Wronski, S.; Bacroix, B.; Wróbel, M.; Uniwersa?, A.

    2015-04-01

    Asymmetric rolling is a promising forming technique offering numerous possibilities of material properties modification and the improvement of technological process parameters. This geometry of deformation is relatively easy to implement on existing industrial rolling mills. Moreover, it can provide large volume of a material with modified properties. The study of microstructure, crystallographic texture and mechanical properties of asymmetrically rolled aluminium is presented in this work. The above characteristics were examined using EBSD technique and X-ray diffraction. The rolling asymmetry was realized using two identical rolls, driven by independent motors, rotating with different angular velocities. It was found that asymmetric rolling leads to microstructure refinement, texture homogenization and decreasing of residual stress.

  10. Cell sorting by deterministic cell rolling

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    Choi, Sungyoung; Karp, Jeffrey M; Karnik, Rohit

    2011-01-01

    This communication presents the concept of “deterministic cell rolling”, which leverages transient cell-surface molecular interactions that mediate cell rolling to sort cells with high purity and efficiency in a single step.

  11. Modeling Asymmetric Rolling Process of Mg alloys

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    Asymmetric deformation during rolling can arise in various ways: difference in the radii, speeds, frictions of the top and bottom rolls. Asymmetric warm rolling processes of magnesium alloys were modeled using a lagrangian incremental approach. A constitutive equation representing flow behaviors of AZ31 magnesium alloys during warm deformation was implemented to the modeling. Various roll speed ratios were introduced to investigate deformation behaviors of the magnesium alloys. Bending and texturing of the strips were examined.

  12. Rolling Tachyon in Nonlocal Cosmology

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    Joukovskaya, L.

    2007-01-01

    Nonlocal cosmological models derived from String Field Theory are considered. A new method for constructing rolling tachyon solutions in the FRW metric in two field configuration is proposed and solutions of the Friedman equations with nonlocal operator are presented. The cosmological properties of these solutions are discussed.

  13. Rubber rolling over a sphere

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    Koiller, J; Koiller, Jair; Ehlers, Kurt M.

    2006-01-01

    ``Rubber'' coated rolling bodies satisfy a no-twist in addition to the no slip satisfied by ``marble'' coated bodies. Rubber rolling has an interesting differential geometric appeal because the geodesic curvatures of the curves on the surfaces at the corresponding points are equal. The associated distribution in the 5 dimensional configuration space has 2-3-5 growth (these distributions were first studied by Cartan; he showed that the maximal symmetries occurs for rubber rolling of spheres with 3:1 diameters ratio and materialize the exceptionalgroup G_2. The 2-3-5 nonholonomic geometries are classified in a companion paper via Cartan's equivalence method. Rubber rolling of a convex body over a sphere defines a generalized Chaplygin system with SO(3) symmetry group, total space Q = SO(3) X S^2 that can be reduced to an almost Hamiltonian system in T^*S^2 with a non-closed 2-form \\omega_{NH}. In this paper we present some basic results on this reduction and as an example we discuss the sphere-sphere problem. I...

  14. Rolling Tachyons in String Cosmology

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    Kim, Chanju; Kim, Hang Bae; Kim, Yoonbai

    2002-01-01

    We study the role of rolling tachyons in the cosmological model with dilatonic gravity. In the string frame, flat space solutions of both initial-stage and late-time are obtained in closed form. In the Einstein frame, we show that every expanding solution is decelerating.

  15. Fatigue crack growth and fracture mechanics analysis of a working roll surface layer material

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    M. Drobne; Vuherer, T.; I. Samardži?; S Glodež

    2014-01-01

    Fatigue crack growth and fracture mechanics analysis of a working roll surface layer material is presented in this paper. The research is done on a hot strip mill working roll where High Chromium Steel is used for roll’s shell material. To obtain corresponding parameters, a rectangular single edge notched bend specimens – SENB, according to standard BS 7448, were used. The fatigue crack growth analysis was done on a resonant testing machine with use of special crack gauges, while for fracture...

  16. Development of dissimilar metal transition joint by hot bond rolling

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    Metallurgically bonded transition joints which enable to connect reprocessing equipments made of superior corrosion resistant valve metals (Ti-5Ta, Zr or Ti) to stainless steel piping are required for nuclear fuel reprocessing plants. The authors have developed dissimilar transition joints made of stainless steel and Ti-5Ta, Zr or Ti with an insert metal of Ta by the hot bond rolling process of clad bars and clad pipes, using a newly developed mill called 'rotary reduction mill'. This report presents the manufacturing process of dissimilar transition joints produced from the clad pipe with three layers by the hot bond rolling. First, the method of hot bond rolling of clad pipe is proposed. Then, the mechanical and corrosion properties of the dissimilar transition joints are evaluated in detail by carrying out various tests. Finally, the rolling properties in the clad pipe method are discussed. (author)

  17. Inflation with a constant rate of roll

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    Motohashi, Hayato; Starobinsky, Alexei A.; Yokoyama, Jun'ichi

    2014-01-01

    We consider an inflationary scenario where the rate of inflaton roll defined by $\\ddot\\phi/H\\dot \\phi$ remains constant. The rate of roll is small for slow-roll inflation, while a generic rate of roll leads to the interesting case of `constant-roll' inflation. We find a general exact solution for the inflaton potential required for such inflaton behaviour. In this model, due to non-slow evolution of background, the would-be decaying mode of linear scalar (curvature) perturba...

  18. 76 FR 34101 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil, Japan, and Russia

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    2011-06-10

    ...and 731-TA-806-808 Second Review] Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality...termination of the suspension agreement on hot- rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality...revocation of the countervailing duty order on hot-rolled flat-rolled...

  19. 77 FR 32513 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation; Preliminary...

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    2012-06-01

    ...International Trade Administration [A-821-809] Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality...Administrative Review of the Suspension Agreement on Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality...Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled...

  20. High speed electrical measurement for roll-to-roll nanomanufacturing

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    Orloff, Nathan; Long, Christian; Obrzut, Jan; Maillaud, Laurent; Mirri, Francesca; Kole, Thomas; McMichael, Robert; Pasquali, Matteo; Stranick, Stephan; Liddle, J. Alexander

    2015-03-01

    Roll-to-roll processing of nanomaterials can produce high-quality coatings and filaments continuously, enabling materials applications for electronics, fabrics, and wires. These applications often require specific electrical properties that are correlated to the material's nanostructure. While several high-throughput structural characterizations techniques exist, there are relatively few contactless options for quantifying the electrical properties of materials for nanomanufacturing. Here, we demonstrate a microwave method for measuring complex permittivity (or geometry for samples of known dielectric properties) in a millisecond. The demonstrated measurement times are suitable for current industrial needs, allowing real-time materials characterization and in-line control of processing variables without disrupting production. Address correspondence to Dr. Stephan J. Stranick, and Dr. J. Alexander Liddle.

  1. Roll-to-roll fabrication of polymer solar cells

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    Roar Søndergaard

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available As the performance in terms of power conversion efficiency and operational stability for polymer and organic solar cells is rapidly approaching the key 10–10 targets (10 % efficiency and 10 years of stability the quest for efficient, scalable, and rational processing methods has begun. The 10–10 targets are being approached through consistent laboratory research efforts, which coupled with early commercial efforts have resulted in a fast moving research field and the dawning of a new industry. We review the roll-to-roll processing techniques required to bring the magnificent 10–10 targets into reality, using quick methods with low environmental impact and low cost. We also highlight some new targets related to processing speed, materials, and environmental impact.

  2. Almost rolling motion: An investigation of rolling grooved cylinders

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    Mead, L R; Mead, Lawrence R.; Bentrem, Frank W.

    1998-01-01

    We examine the dynamics of cylinders that are grooved to form N teeth for rolling motion down an inclined plane. The grooved cylinders are experimentally found to reach a terminal velocity. This result can be explained by the inclusion of inelastic processes which occur whenever a tooth hits the surface. The fraction of the angular velocity that is lost during an inelastic collision is phenomenologically found to be proportional to (2*sin^2*pi/N)-(alpha*sin^3*pi/N), and the method of least squares is used to find the constant alpha=0.98. The adjusted theoretical results for the time of rolling as well as for terminal velocity are found to be in good agreement with the experimental results.

  3. The effect of roll gap geometry on microstructure in cold-rolled aluminum

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    Mishin, Oleg; Bay, B.

    2004-01-01

    Microstructure and texture are analyzed through the thickness of two aluminum plates cold-rolled 40% with different roll gap geometries. It is found that both texture and microstructure are strongly affected by the rolling geometry. After rolling with intermediate-size draughts a rolling-type texture is developed throughout the plate thickness. In this case, grains are subdivided by extended planar dislocation boundaries preferentially aligned at an angle of 40 +/- 15degrees to the rolling direction. In the plate rolled with small draughts, shear texture components appear in the intermediate layers. In these layers, extended planar dislocation boundaries are frequently found to be inclined closely to the rolling direction. The subsurface and central layers of this plate exhibit microstructures similar to those in the plate rolled with intermediate draughts. It is suggested that the development of different textures and microstructures at different depths is related to the activation of different slip systems due to through-thickness strain gradients.

  4. Development of rolling magnetic microrobots

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    This paper reports magnetic microrobots with rolling capability. A magnetic object subjected to an externally rotating magnetic field would be rotated due to the tendency of alignment between its internal magnetization and the field. Based on this principle, a magnetic microrobot in a spherical body with a diameter of several hundred microns was designed and fabricated. To remotely power and control the microrobot, a rotating magnet was used to generate a rotating magnetic field. Driven by this field, the microrobot can freely roll on three-dimensional surfaces. These surfaces can be in air, water or silicon oil. In a dry environment, a microrobot with a diameter of 440 µm achieved a maximum linear speed of 13.2 mm s?1.

  5. Generalized Slow Roll for Tensors

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    Hu, Wayne

    2014-01-01

    The recent BICEP2 detection of degree scale CMB B-mode polarization, coupled with a deficit of observed power in large angle temperature anisotropy, suggest that the slow-roll parameter $\\epsilon_H$, the fractional variation in the Hubble rate per efold, is both relatively large and may evolve from an even larger value on scales greater than the horizon at recombination. The relatively large tensor contribution implied also requires finite matching features in the tensor pow...

  6. Micromagnetic testing for rolled steel

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    Wolter, B.; Dobmann, G.

    2006-01-01

    In forming of steel by hot and cold rolling a broad range of semi-finished and final products can be produced with very specific, custom-tailored technological properties. Here, the characteristics of mechanical-technological tests (tensile, hardness, creep, fatigue test) are often of central importance. Obviously the traditionally process orientated steel industry has a strong interest to replace timeconsuming and expensive destructive mechanical tests by non-destructive (nd) methods, which ...

  7. Generalized Slow Roll for Tensors

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    Hu, Wayne

    2014-01-01

    The recent BICEP2 detection of degree scale CMB B-mode polarization, coupled with a deficit of observed power in large angle temperature anisotropy, suggest that the slow-roll parameter $\\epsilon_H$, the fractional variation in the Hubble rate per efold, is both relatively large and may evolve from an even larger value on scales greater than the horizon at recombination. The relatively large tensor contribution implied also requires finite matching features in the tensor power spectrum for any scalar power spectrum feature proposed to explain anomalies in the temperature data. We extend the generalized slow-roll approach for computing power spectra, appropriate for such models where the slow-roll parameters vary, to tensor features where scalar features are large. This approach also generalizes the tensor-scalar consistency relation to be between the ratio of tensor and scalar sources and features in the two power spectra. Features in the tensor spectrum are generically suppressed by $\\epsilon_H$ relative tho...

  8. Rolling Contact Fatigue of Ceramics

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    Wereszczak, Andrew A [ORNL; Wang, W. [Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom; Wang, Y. [Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom; Hadfield, M. [Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom; Kanematsu, W. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan; Kirkland, Timothy Philip [ORNL; Jadaan, Osama M. [University of Wisconsin, Platteville

    2006-09-01

    High hardness, low coefficient of thermal expansion and high temperature capability are properties also suited to rolling element materials. Silicon nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) has been found to have a good combination of properties suitable for these applications. However, much is still not known about rolling contact fatigue (RCF) behavior, which is fundamental information to assess the lifetime of the material. Additionally, there are several test techniques that are employed internationally whose measured RCF performances are often irreconcilable. Due to the lack of such information, some concern for the reliability of ceramic bearings still remains. This report surveys a variety of topics pertaining to RCF. Surface defects (cracks) in Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} and their propagation during RCF are discussed. Five methods to measure RCF are then briefly overviewed. Spalling, delamination, and rolling contact wear are discussed. Lastly, methods to destructively (e.g., C-sphere flexure strength testing) and non-destructively identify potential RCF-limiting flaws in Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} balls are described.

  9. Microstructure and texture of asymmetrically rolled aluminium and titanium after deformation and recrystallization

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    Wronski, M.; Wierzbanowski, K.; Wronski, S.; Bacroix, B.

    2015-08-01

    Asymmetric rolling is used to modify material properties and to reduce forces and torques applied during deformation. This geometry of deformation is relatively easy to implement on existing industrial rolling mills and it can provide large volumes of a material. The results of the study of microstructure and crystallographic texture in asymmetrically rolled aluminium 6061 and titanium (grade 2) are presented in this work. These characteristics were determined using the EBSD technique and X-ray diffraction. The rolling asymmetry was realized using two identical rolls, driven by independent motors, rotating with different angular velocities. It was found that asymmetric rolling leads to microstructural refinement and texture rotation (around the transverse direction). The impact of asymmetric rolling on microstructural refinement appears also in recrystallized samples of both materials. On the other hand, texture rotation, caused by asymmetric rolling, persists after annealing in titanium but not in aluminium samples.

  10. Roll-to-roll fabricated lab-on-a-chip devices

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    Vig, Asger Laurberg; Mäkelä, Tapio; Majander, Päivi; Lambertini, Vito; Ahopelto, Jouni; Kristensen, Andrs

    2011-01-01

    We present a high-volume fabrication technique for making polymer lab-on-a-chip devices. Microfluidic separation devices, relying on pinched flow fraction, are roll-to-roll fabricated in a cellulose acetate (CA) film at a volume of 360 devices h?1 for a cost of approximately 0.5 euro/device. The manufacturing process consists of two steps: (i) roll-to-roll thermal nanoimprint for patterning the microchannels into a CA film and (ii) roll-to-roll lamination for bonding another CA film onto the ...

  11. Roll-to-roll fabricated lab-on-a-chip devices

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    Vig, Asger Laurberg; Mäkelä, Tapio; Majander, Päivi; Lambertini, Vito; Ahopelto, Jouni; Kristensen, Anders

    2011-01-01

    We present a high-volume fabrication technique for making polymer lab-on-a-chip devices. Microfluidic separation devices, relying on pinched flow fraction, are roll-to-roll fabricated in a cellulose acetate (CA) film at a volume of 360 devices h?1 for a cost of approximately 0.5 euro/device. The manufacturing process consists of two steps: (i) roll-to-roll thermal nanoimprint for patterning the microchannels into a CA film and (ii) roll-to-roll lamination for bonding another CA film onto the imp...

  12. A new transducer for local load measurements of friction and roll pressure in cold flat rolling

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    Lagergren, J.; Wanheim, Tarras

    2006-01-01

    The only way to establish the true rolling pressure and the true friction condition in cold rolling is to conduct measurements in the roll bite. A new transducer design is therefore proposed, in order to overcome problems in previous measurements in the past 70 years. The new idea is to increase the contact surface of the transducer, to be larger than the arc of contact. This is in contrast to the smaller and smaller contact pin design that has been prevailing. The measurements were conducted during cold dry rolling of both copper strips and stainless steel strips in a pilot mill. The recordings were selected from a steady state with no disturbance from the material flow. The transducer was able to simultaneously measure both the normal pressure and the friction stress. An estimation of the coefficient of friction was accordingly performed. The new transducer works very well, it was seen to be robust and able to avoid signal disturbance. The pressure and friction stress distribution results was as expected bythe authors and showed good reproducibility, together with a proven agreement between recorded and simulated signals.

  13. Adaptive Automatic Gauge Control of a Cold Strip Rolling Process

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    ROMAN, N.

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper tackles with thickness control structure of the cold rolled strips. This structure is based on the rolls position control of a reversible quarto rolling mill. The main feature of the system proposed in the paper consists in the compensation of the errors introduced by the deficient dynamics of the hydraulic servo-system used for the rolls positioning, by means of a dynamic compensator that approximates the inverse system of the servo-system. Because the servo-system is considered variant over time, an on-line identification of the servo-system and parameter adapting of the compensator are achieved. The results obtained by numerical simulation are presented together with the data taken from real process. These results illustrate the efficiency of the proposed solutions.

  14. Study of reissner beam under rolling disk

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    Jursinovi?, Boštjan

    2011-01-01

    For this degree paper we developed two-dimensional mathematical model of a rigid body rolling motion on deformable surface. Rigid body was modeled as a disk and deformable surface with geometrically non-linear beam. We derived equations of the rolling disk on know curve line, equations of dynamical response of Reissner beam under point load and equations of coupled rolling of disk on geometrical non-linear beam. Equations are discretized first with respect to the length of the beam followin...

  15. CRITICAL WAVE EPISODES FOR ASSESSMENT OF ROLL

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    Jensen, Jørgen Juncher; Pedersen, Preben Terndrup

    2006-01-01

    The statistical distribution of parametric induced roll angles is estimated using the first order reliability method (FORM), well-known from structural reliability problems. To illustrate the proposed procedure the roll motion is modeled by a simplified non-linear procedure taking into account the time-varying restoring moment and the heave acceleration. The result is the mean outcrossing rate of the roll angle together with corresponding most probable wave scenarios (critical wave episodes), le...

  16. Cold roll forming process energy efficiency optimization

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    ?????????, ???????

    2012-01-01

    The objective of the current study is the development of an optimization methodology for the energy efficiency of the cold roll forming process. Towards that target, a hybrid modeling approach, utilizing analytical and computational models, is proposed and developed. The energy efficiency indicator for the cold roll forming process is defined, as taking into account the cold roll forming process as a system with energy inputs and outputs. An analytical model was proposed and analyzed fo...

  17. Simulations of Gear Rolling by Flat Tools

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    Saleem, Adil

    2013-01-01

    Gear rolling is one of the latest techniques being used in gear manufacturing. As compared to traditional gear manufacturing techniques, gear rolling can add benefits like improved surface finish, increased flank strength, increased load capacity and less material usage. After initial research initiatives in USA, Germany and China, efforts are underway to make this technique industrially viable for production of both low and high module gears. There are two methods for gear rolling one uses r...

  18. Large-area, continuous roll-to-roll nanoimprinting with PFPE composite molds

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    Successful implementation of a high-speed roll-to-roll nanoimprinting technique for continuous manufacturing of electronic devices has been hindered due to lack of simple substrate preparation steps, as well as lack of durable and long lasting molds that can faithfully replicate nanofeatures with high fidelity over hundreds of imprinting cycles. In this work, we demonstrate large-area high-speed continuous roll-to-roll nanoimprinting of 1D and 2D micron to sub-100 nm features on flexible substrate using perfluoropolyether (PFPE) composite molds on a custom designed roll-to-roll nanoimprinter. The efficiency and reliability of the PFPE based mold for the dynamic roll-to-roll patterning process was investigated. The PFPE composite mold replicated nanofeatures with high fidelity and maintained superb mold performance in terms of dimensional integrity of the nanofeatures, nearly defect free pattern transfer and exceptional mold recovering capability throughout hundreds of imprinting cycles. (paper)

  19. A Framework for Rolling Stock Rescheduling

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    Haahr, JØrgen Thorlund; Lusby, Richard Martin

    Rolling Stock schedules are typically made months or weeks prior to the date of execution. It is, however, rare that everything goes exactly as planned due to internal and external factors on the day of operation. If the magnitude of the disturbances is small then the problems may be absorbed by network buffer times. However, if the problems are more severe, changes must be made to the rolling stock schedule. In this talk we will discuss the Rolling Stock Rescheduling problem and Disruption Management. We will present our current work and planned future work on a framework for solving the Rolling Stock in a disruption context.

  20. Interactions Between Stably Rolling Leukocytes In Vivo

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    King, M R; Kim, M B; Sarelius, I H; King, Michael R.; Ruscio, Aimee D.; Kim, Michael B.; Sarelius, Ingrid H.

    2003-01-01

    We have characterized the two-dimensional spatial dependence of the hydrodynamic interactions between two adhesively rolling leukocytes in a live venule in the mouse cremaster muscle. Two rolling leukocytes were observed to slow each other down when rolling together in close proximity, due to mutual sheltering from the external blood flow in the vessel lumen. These results are in agreement with a previous study of leukocyte rolling interactions using carbohydrate-coated beads in a parallel-plate flow chamber and a detailed computer model of adhesion in a multicellular environment.

  1. Terras: NATO õppuste roll Euroopas kasvab

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    2013-01-01

    Kaitseväe juhataja kindralmajor Riho Terrase sõnul suureneb lähiaastatel NATO õppuste roll Euroopas, sest Afganistanis sõdides saadud kogemust on vaja säilitada ning kasutada seda kollektiivkaitse tugevdamiseks

  2. Large-scale Evaluation of Nickel Aluminide Rolls in a Heat-Treat Furnace at Bethelehem Steel's (Now ISG) Burns Harbor Plate Mill

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    Mengel, J.

    2003-12-16

    At Bethlehem Steel Burns Harbor Plate Division (now ISG Burns Harbor Plate Inc.)'s annealing furnace, new nickel aluminide intermetallic alloy rolls provide greater high-temperature strength and wear resistance compared to the conventional H series cast austenitic alloys currently used in the industry. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Bethlehem (ISG) partnered under a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technology's Emerging Technology Deployment Program to demonstrate and evaluate the nickel aluminide intermetallic alloy rolls as part of an updated energy efficient large commercial annealing furnace system. Many challenges were involved in this project, including developing welding procedures for joining nickel aluminide intermetallic alloys with H-series austenitic alloys, developing commercial cast roll manufacturing specifications, working with several commercial suppliers to produce a quantity of high quality, reproducible nickel aluminide rolls for a large steel industrial annealing furnace, installing and demonstrating the capability of the rolls in this furnace, performing processing trials to evaluate the benefits of new equipment and processes, and documenting the findings. Updated furnace equipment including twenty-five new automated furnace control dampers have been installed replacing older design, less effective units. These dampers, along with upgraded flame-safety control equipment and new AC motors and roll-speed control equipment, are providing improved furnace control and additional energy efficiency. Energy data shows up to a 34% energy reduction from baseline after the installation of upgraded furnace damper controls along with up to a 34% reduction in greenhouse gases, potential for an additional 3 to 6% energy reduction per campaign of light-up and shutdown, and a 46% energy reduction from baseline for limited trials of a combination of improved damper control and straight-through plate processing. The straight-through processing is now possible because of the nickel aluminide rolls which also provided plate product surface quality improvement that will allow the additional processing of surface critical material. Benefits also include associated large reductions in maintenance, reduction in spare rolls and associated component costs, and potential for greater through-put and productivity. Estimated project fuel cost reductions alone for processing 100,000 tons/yr through this furnace are almost $0.5 million/yr with the new dampers, and more than $600,000/yr with straight-through processing and new damper control, assuming natural gas prices of $6.00/MMBtu. The nickel aluminide rolls are competitively priced with conventional H series alloy rolls.

  3. Finite Element Analysis of Symmetric and Asymmetric Three-roll Rolling Process

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    Pesin A.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A three-roll process is a significant technique in the production of wire rod, round bars and hexagonal profiles for structural applications. Better mechanical properties of wire rod, round bars and hexagonal profiles can be achieved due to large plastic deformation by the three-roll process. Asymmetric rolling is a novel technique characterised by a kinematic asymmetry linked to the difference in peripheral speed of the rolls, able to introduce additional shear strains through the bar thickness. In order to achieve this, asymmetrical three-roll rolling process was investigated to better control the deformation compared to the conventional three-roll rolling process in a stand with two three-roll calibers located very close to each other. Simulation of round-triangle-triangle pass rolling was performed. FEM simulations were carried out with using software DEFORM 3D. The influence of the friction coefficient and speed asymmetry on the shear strain and material flow was discussed. The results of simulation can be used to optimize the asymmetric three-roll rolling process to improve the mechanical properties of wire rod, round bars and hexagonal profiles.

  4. 75 FR 16504 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil, Japan, and Russia

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    2010-04-01

    ...731-TA-806-808 (Second Review)] Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel...the countervailing duty order on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products (``hot-rolled steel'') from Brazil, the...

  5. 75 FR 62566 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil, Japan, and Russia

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    2010-10-12

    ...731-TA-806-808 (Second Review)] Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel...concerning the countervailing duty order on hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products (``hot-rolled steel'') from Brazil, the...

  6. 75 FR 42782 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil, Japan, and Russia

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    2010-07-22

    ...731-TA-806-808 (Second Review)] Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel...the countervailing duty order on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products (``hot-rolled steel'') from Brazil, the...

  7. 76 FR 22868 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil: Final Results of...

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    2011-04-25

    ...Hot-rolled dual phase steel, phase-hardened, primarily...hot-rolled flat- rolled carbon-quality steel...Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel...and discusses any changes since the Preliminary...destruction of APO materials or conversion...

  8. 75 FR 64254 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products From Brazil; Final Results of...

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    2010-10-19

    ...Hot-rolled dual phase steel, phase-hardened, primarily...hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel...identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary...Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products...destruction of APO materials or conversion...

  9. High speed roll casting of Mg alloy strip by a vertical type twin roll caster

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    Watari, H; S.Kumai; Haga, T.

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The possibility of high speed roll casting of AZ31, AM60 and AZ91 was investigated. Warm deep drawing of roll cast magnesium alloy was operated. and formability of roll cast magnesium strip was cleared.Design/methodology/approach: A vertical type high speed twin roll caster was used. The roll casting was operated in the air atmosphere. The casting speed was from 60 m/min up to 180 m/min. Low temperature casting was adopted to realize high speed casting.Findings: Strip thinner 3 mm wi...

  10. Roll forming of eco-friendly stud

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    Keum, Y. T.; Lee, S. Y.; Lee, T. H.; Sim, J. K.

    2013-12-01

    In order to manufacture an eco-friendly stud, the sheared pattern is designed by the Taguchi method and expanded by the side rolls. The seven geometrical shape of sheared pattern are considered in the structural and thermal analyses to select the best functional one in terms of the durability and fire resistance of dry wall. For optimizing the size of the sheared pattern chosen, the L9 orthogonal array and smaller-the-better characteristics of the Taguchi method are used. As the roll gap causes forming defects when the upper-and-lower roll type is adopted for expanding the sheared pattern, the side roll type is introduced. The stress and strain distributions obtained by the FEM simulation of roll-forming processes are utilized for the design of expanding process. The expanding process by side rolls shortens the length of expanding process and minimizes the cost of dies. Furthermore, the stud manufactured by expanding the sheared pattern of the web is an eco-friend because of the scrapless roll-forming process. In addition, compared to the conventionally roll-formed stud, the material cost is lessened about 13.6% and the weight is lightened about 15.5%.

  11. Roll casting of 5182 aluminium alloy

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    T. Haga

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is investigation of the ability of the high speed roll casting of 5182 aluminium alloy. Appropriate twin roll caster to cast the 5182 strip was researched.Design/methodology/approach: Method used in the present study was an unequal diameter twin roll caster and a vertical type high speed twin roll caster equipped with mild steel rolls without parting material.Findings: are that the vertical type high speed twin roll caster was effective to cast 5182 strip at high speed. 5182 could be cast at 10 times higher speed than a conventional twin roll caster for aluminium alloy. 5182 could be cast by the mild steel roll using no-parting material without sticking.Research limitations/implications: is that ability of casting of the wide strip, that is wider than 600 mm, could not be investigated.Practical implications: 600 mm-width 5182 strip could be cast and this width is enough for some structural parts. 5182 could be cast into the strip at high productivity and low energy using the economy equipment and no-consumable good.Originality/value: The method to make economy sheet metal of aluminium alloy is imported. The economy alloy and economy process are essential to get economy aluminium alloy sheet.

  12. New versions of the rolling double cone

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    Balta, Nuri

    2002-03-01

    Rolling a double cone upward is interesting but oscillating it on a track having an elevated centre is fascinating. You can design three different arrangements of a pair of cones each requiring different tracks to roll up and oscillate on a track of elevated centre.

  13. Effect of Pavement Conditions on Rolling Resistance

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    Mr.Dipanjan Mukherjee

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Rolling resistance is the force acting on a vehicle over a full journey. It is generated by the hysteresis of tyre and pavement. Rolling resistance, sometimes called rolling friction or rolling drag, is the force resisting the motion when a body (such as a ball, tire, or wheel rolls on a surface. It is mainly caused by non-elastic effects; that is, not all the energy needed for deformation (or movement of the wheel, roadbed, etc. is recovered when the pressure is removed. A hysteresis phenomenon can be observed when viscoelastic materials undergo a load-then-unload process. A typical hysteresis curve of viscoelastic material can be found. The shadow area enclosed by the hysteresis loop represents energy loss. A characteristic of a deformable material such that the energy of deformation is greater than the energy of recovery. The rubber compound in a tire exhibits hysteresis. As the tire rotates under the weight of the vehicle, it experiences repeated cycles of deformation and recovery, and it dissipates the hysteresis energy loss as heat. Hysteresis is the main cause of energy loss associated with rolling resistance and is attributed to the viscoelastic characteristics of the rubber. Materials that have a large hysteresis effect, such as rubber, which bounce back slowly, exhibit more rolling resistance than materials with a small hysteresis effect that bounce back more quickly and more completely, such as steel or silica. Low rolling resistance tires typically incorporate silica in place of carbon black in their tread compounds to reduce low-frequency hysteresis without compromising traction. Note that railroads also have hysteresis in the roadbed structure. Like the fuel consumption, rolling resistance also has a significant relationship with velocity. experiment has shown that, for a 32-tonn goods vehicle, rolling resistance contributes about 70% of total drag when driven at 50km/h and about 37% at 100km/h. An important issue which should not be overlooked is that rolling resistance is affected by the characteristics of the pavement surface. Rolling resistance varies between different pavement surfaces. Hard and smooth surfaces produce lower rolling resistance than soft and rough surfaces. Rolling resistance is affected by both tyre and ambient temperature.

  14. How to make a cylinder roll uphill

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    Hore, Dipabali; Mondal, Subrata; Roy, Abhijit; Ghatak, Animangsu

    2015-01-01

    Slithering, crawling, slipping, gliding are various modes of limbless locomotion that have been mimicked for micro-manipulation of soft, slender and sessile objects. A lesser known mode is rolling which involves periodic, asymmetric and lateral muscular deformations. Here we enable an elastomeric cylinder of poly(dimethylsiloxane) to roll on a substrate by releasing small quantity of a solvent like chloroform, toluene, hexane, heptane and so on, which swells differentially a portion of the cylinder, but evaporates from portion of it which remains exposed to the atmosphere. In a dynamic situation, this asymmetric swelling-shrinking cycle generates a torque which drives the cylinder to roll. The driving torque is strong enough that the cylinder can roll up an inclined plane, within a range of inclination, its velocity even increases. The cylinder can even drag a dead weight significantly larger, ~8-10 times its own weight. A scaling law is derived for optimizing the rolling velocity.

  15. Surface defects on austenitic rolled steel

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    A study was made on the nature of surface defects of 12Kh2N4A, Kh18N10T, Kh23N18 and other rolled steels, the reasons of their formation and the methods for their prevention. It is shown that main types of surface defects are presented by fissures and cracks. The fissures are related to low metal plasticity, as well as to steel rolling at the temperature lower than recrystallization temperature. The use of differentiated conditions of heating ingots for rolling excludes completely these defects. Cracks are of different nature: the single ones form during rolling on ingots, casted carelessly; the grouped cracks are located along two antipodar rolling generatrices. They are characteristic for intermediate oval profile with low mechanical properties

  16. Automated Procedure for Roll Pass Design

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    Lambiase, F.; Langella, A.

    2009-04-01

    The aim of this work has been to develop an automatic roll pass design method, capable of minimizing the number of roll passes. The adoption of artificial intelligence technologies, particularly expert systems, and a hybrid model for the surface profile evaluation of rolled bars, has allowed us to model the search for the minimal sequence with a tree path search. This approach permitted a geometrical optimization of roll passes while allowing automation of the roll pass design process. Moreover, the heuristic nature of the inferential engine contributes a great deal toward reducing search time, thus allowing such a system to be employed for industrial purposes. Finally, this new approach was compared with other recently developed automatic systems to validate and measure possible improvements among them.

  17. TR-I rocket roll control system

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    Kouchiyama, Jiro; Funo, Yasuhiro; Ogawa, Shigeyuki; Fujiwara, Teruo; Nishida, Megumu; Hasegawa, Kazuo

    A test rocket designated as TR-I was launched to acquire engineering design data for H-II, the Japanese next-generation satellite launcher, which has been under development by NASDA. A simple roll control system has been installed to the TR-I in order to maintain roll angle and roll rate within a limitation during the flight for assuring complete downlink of the telemetry system and for simulating flight conditions of the H-II. Major components of the roll control system, such as the Electronics Package (E-PACK), Inertial Sensor Package (ISP), Solid Motor Roll Control Unit (SMRC), and their hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulation are discussed, referring to the actual flight data.

  18. Effect of Warm Rolling on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Twin-roll Casted ZK60 Alloy Sheets

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    Xibing, Gong; Wentao, Gong; Suk Bong, Kang; Jae Hyung, Cho.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In this study, ZK60 magnesium alloy strips were produced by twin roll casting (TRC) and then subjected to warm rolling at the temperature of 300 °C and 350 °C. Rolled sheets related to different rolling reductions were prepared after sequential warm rolling with the rolling speed of 5 m/min. Microst [...] ructures, texture, hardness, tensile properties of the rolled sheets with different rolling reductions were studied experimentally. It has been found that grain refinement occurs actively during the warm rolling. Also, high density of shear bands were observed in the rolled sheets. The warm rolling sheet presents strong (0002) basal texture. In addition, the increase of the rolling reduction results in the improvement of the mechanical properties.

  19. Dynamics of Entangled Polymeric Fluids in Two-roll Mill studied via Dynamic Light Scattering and Two-color flow Birefringence; 1, Steady flow

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    Sanyal, S; Leal, L C; Sanyal, Subrata; Yavich, Dmitry

    2000-01-01

    We present the experimental results on a series of high molecular weight, entangled polystyrene solutions subjected to a ``mixed'' shear and elongational flow-type generated in a co-rotating two-roll mill. For steady-flows as well as for start-up of flows from rest, we used two different optical methods to study the dynamics of entangled polymeric fluids: two-color flow birefringence (TCFB) and dynamic light scattering (DLS). Using the TCFB method, we measured the birefringence, $\\Delta n$, and the orientation angle, $\\chi$, of the optic axes in the solution and thereby the generalized viscosity function, $\\eta$ (with the use of stress-optical relations). The DLS method was applied to measure the velocity-gradient, \\gdot, and the flow-type parameter $\\lambda$ for the polymer solutions under flow conditions identical to the TCFB measurements. For low deformation rates the symmetry of the flow-field was reduced with the use of polymeric fluids compared to that seen with a Newtonian fluid. A molecular constituti...

  20. Adsorption of single-strand alkylammonium salts on bentonite, surface properties of the modified clay and polymer nanocomposites formation by a two-roll mill

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    The adsorption of tallow alkylammonium salts onto bentonite from the Lopburi province in Thailand, and the effect of surface wettability on the formation of polymer-clay nanocomposites are reported. We looked specifically at octadecyltrimethyl ammonium chloride (S18), a popular member of the tallow alkylammonium salt family. The adsorption of S18 onto the bentonite interlayer can be divided into three distinct stages depending upon the initial concentration of S18. These stages are (a) monolayer formation, (b) intermediate state of double layer formation and (c) double layer formation. A decrease in surface energy driven by drops in the values of the polar and dispersive components was observed as the amount of surfactant surface coverage increased. Using thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), the critical surface energy (CSE) of organoclay was found to decrease as the amount of absorbed S18 increased. S18 organoclay with different degrees of surface coverage was used in a two-roll mill to prepare high-density polyetheylene (HDPE)-clay nanocomposites. The oxidized polyethylene wax (OWax) was used as a dispersing agent to promote the delamination of the organoclay platelets. The results from X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) indicated a difference in the dispersing capability of the organoclay.

  1. Adsorption of single-strand alkylammonium salts on bentonite, surface properties of the modified clay and polymer nanocomposites formation by a two-roll mill

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    Hoshino, Jumpei [Materials Science and Engineering Programme and Nanotec Center of Excellence at Mahidol University, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rajathavee, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand); Limpanart, Sarintorn; Khunthon, Srichalai [Metallurgy and Materials Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai, Bangkok 10330 (Thailand); Osotchan, Tanakorn [Materials Science and Engineering Programme and Nanotec Center of Excellence at Mahidol University, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rajathavee, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand); Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rajathavee, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand); Traiphol, Rakchart [Laboratory of Advanced Polymers and Nanomaterials, Department of Chemistry and Center for Innovation in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000 (Thailand); Srikhirin, Toemsak, E-mail: sctsk@mahidol.ac.th [Materials Science and Engineering Programme and Nanotec Center of Excellence at Mahidol University, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rajathavee, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand); Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rajathavee, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand)

    2010-10-01

    The adsorption of tallow alkylammonium salts onto bentonite from the Lopburi province in Thailand, and the effect of surface wettability on the formation of polymer-clay nanocomposites are reported. We looked specifically at octadecyltrimethyl ammonium chloride (S18), a popular member of the tallow alkylammonium salt family. The adsorption of S18 onto the bentonite interlayer can be divided into three distinct stages depending upon the initial concentration of S18. These stages are (a) monolayer formation, (b) intermediate state of double layer formation and (c) double layer formation. A decrease in surface energy driven by drops in the values of the polar and dispersive components was observed as the amount of surfactant surface coverage increased. Using thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), the critical surface energy (CSE) of organoclay was found to decrease as the amount of absorbed S18 increased. S18 organoclay with different degrees of surface coverage was used in a two-roll mill to prepare high-density polyetheylene (HDPE)-clay nanocomposites. The oxidized polyethylene wax (OWax) was used as a dispersing agent to promote the delamination of the organoclay platelets. The results from X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) indicated a difference in the dispersing capability of the organoclay.

  2. Assessment of air pollution and its effects on the health status of the workers in beam rolling mills factory (Iran National Steel Industrial Group from Ahvaz-Iran

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    Rafiei Masoud

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Air pollutants of iron- and steel-making operations have historically been an environmental and health hazard. These pollutants include gaseous substances such as sulfur oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide. The Iran National Steel Industrial Group beam rolling mills factory has two production lines viz. line 630 and line 650, with different beam production capabilities and is capable of producing different types of beams. Materials and Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study on 400 workers in different exposure levels to environmental pollution was performed during 2005 to determine the mean value of respirable particulate matter (RPM concentrations and its effects on the health status of workers. To elicit information regarding the health status of the worker, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health standard questionnaire was used. Fisher?s exact test was performed to assess the relative risk (RR of exposure to air pollution on cardiovascular diseases, chest tightness, cough, difficulty in retention, i.e. loss of memory, tension, occupational fatigue, and occupational stress in exposed workers. Results: There was significant difference in RPM pollution level between two product lines. The RR of exposure to air pollution on cardiovascular diseases, chest tightness, cough, difficulty in retention, i.e. loss of memory, tension, occupational fatigue, and occupational stress in exposed workers were 2.78, 2.44, 2.15, 1.92, 1.57, 3.90, and 2.09, respectively.

  3. High speed roll casting of Mg alloy strip by a vertical type twin roll caster

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    H. Watari

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The possibility of high speed roll casting of AZ31, AM60 and AZ91 was investigated. Warm deep drawing of roll cast magnesium alloy was operated. and formability of roll cast magnesium strip was cleared.Design/methodology/approach: A vertical type high speed twin roll caster was used. The roll casting was operated in the air atmosphere. The casting speed was from 60 m/min up to 180 m/min. Low temperature casting was adopted to realize high speed casting.Findings: Strip thinner 3 mm with 100 width could be cast continuously. The casting ability became better with increasing content of Al. Roll cast Mg alloy strips could be hot-rolled down to 0.5 mm. AZ31 as-cast strip could be thinner down to 0.5 mm only by three times of hot rolling. Deep drawing was operated with three kinds of Mg alloy at 250°C, and LDR value was larger than 2.0. It was shown that deep drawing of AZ91 alloy for casting was possible.Research limitations/implications: There was tendency that cracks occurred at the center in the thickness direction as Al content increased.Practical implications: Sheet metal forming of magnesium alloy with high content Al can be realized.Originality/value: It was shown that possibility of high speed roll casting of magnesium alloy, and warm deep drawing of roll cast AZ91 strip.

  4. Inflation with a constant rate of roll

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    Motohashi, Hayato; Starobinsky, Alexei A.; Yokoyama, Jun'ichi

    2015-09-01

    We consider an inflationary scenario where the rate of inflaton roll defined by ?phi/H dot phi remains constant. The rate of roll is small for slow-roll inflation, while a generic rate of roll leads to the interesting case of 'constant-roll' inflation. We find a general exact solution for the inflaton potential required for such inflaton behaviour. In this model, due to non-slow evolution of background, the would-be decaying mode of linear scalar (curvature) perturbations may not be neglected. It can even grow for some values of the model parameter, while the other mode always remains constant. However, this always occurs for unstable solutions which are not attractors for the given potential. The most interesting particular cases of constant-roll inflation remaining viable with the most recent observational data are quadratic hilltop inflation (with cutoff) and natural inflation (with an additional negative cosmological constant). In these cases even-order slow-roll parameters approach non-negligible constants while the odd ones are asymptotically vanishing in the quasi-de Sitter regime.

  5. Rolling process for producing biaxially textured substrates

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    Goyal, Amit

    2004-05-25

    A method of preparing a biaxially textured article includes the steps of: rolling a metal preform while applying shear force thereto to form as-rolled biaxially textured substrate having an a rotated cube texture wherein a (100) cube face thereof is parallel to a surface of said substrate, and wherein a [100] direction thereof is at an angle of at least 30.degree. relative to the rolling direction; and depositing onto the surface of the biaxially textured substrate at least one epitaxial layer of another material to form a biaxially textured article.

  6. Twin roll casting of magnesium alloys with high aluminum contents

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    H. Watari

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of the work is to establish a manufacturing process and technology to facilitate theeconomical manufacture of high-quality magnesium sheet alloys with high aluminum contents, such as AZ61and AZ91. The aim of the work is to establish a twin roll casting technology to facilitate the manufacture ofAZ61 and AZ91 magnesium sheet alloys economically whilst maintaining high quality.Design/methodology/approach: A horizontal type twin roll caster was used to manufacture thin magnesium alloysheets of AZ61 and AZ91. Pair of copper alloy roll and pure copper roll was used for the horizontal type twin roll caster.A closed type tundish was set to the roll caster to keep stable contact of molten magnesium with upper and lower rolls.Findings: The experiment results clarified that AZ61 and AZ91 sheets can be manufactured by twin roll castingprocess. The product sheet thickness in the present experiment is 2.0 to 4.5 mm for AZ91, 2.5 to 5.0mm forAZ61. Mill stiffness and a method of predicting the cast sheet’s thickness were investigated to determine theappropriate manufacturing conditions. The microstructure of AZ61 cast strips was equiaxed structure and thecrystal sizes are different depending on cross section observed. The dendric and equiaxed microstructure wereseen in the microstructure of AZ91 cross section. The intermetllic Mg17Al12 was seen in the grain boundary inAZ91 when roll speed was very slow. The grain size of the manufactured wrought magnesium alloys sheet wasless than 10 micrometers. The obtained magnesium alloy sheet exhibited an equivalent limiting drawing ratio ina warm-drawing test. The limiting drawing ratio of AZ61 was 2.6 and 2.4 for AZ91.Research limitations/implications: The suitable roll speed was from 9m/min to 15m/min in manufacturingAZ91 and AZ61 strip using copper alloy rolls. When in use of pure copper roll, strips were cast between 6m/minand 20m/min for manufacturing AZ61 and AZ91. The superheats in the experiment were 15ºC and 30ºC. Thecast strips should be hot rolled at 300ºC.Originality/value: value In this experiment, it is clarified that AZ61, AZ91 sheets can be manufactured by twinroll casting. These cast sheet can be hot rolled and the manufacturing process by twin roll casting enable tomanufacure thin magnesium sheet alloys with high aluminum contents. It has been found that the manufacturedcast AZ61 and AZ91 have good formability by a warm deep drawing test.

  7. Fatigue crack growth and fracture mechanics analysis of a working roll surface layer material

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    M. Drobne

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Fatigue crack growth and fracture mechanics analysis of a working roll surface layer material is presented in this paper. The research is done on a hot strip mill working roll where High Chromium Steel is used for roll’s shell material. To obtain corresponding parameters, a rectangular single edge notched bend specimens – SENB, according to standard BS 7448, were used. The fatigue crack growth analysis was done on a resonant testing machine with use of special crack gauges, while for fracture mechanics parameters the electro–mechanical testing machine was used.

  8. Transparent conductive film by large area roll-to-roll processing

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    Sputtered indium tin oxide (ITO) coating on polyethylene terephthalate film has been used as the substrate for roll-to-roll fabrication of large area printed electronics devices, but it is expensive and could be cracked when bending, limiting its applications. Transparent conductive (TC) electrode made by roll-to-roll coating of transparent conductive ink on flexible substrate is an alternative, but both the ink material and the control of the coating quality are very crucial. The major challenges are the coating performance, coating uniformity and defect control during roll-to-roll processing. In this paper, we report the chemical synthesis of silver nanowires in preferred shape and size, the surface modification of the Ag nanowires for better dispersion into the commercial Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) conductive polymer ink, and the controlled roll-to-roll coating process on flexible polyethylene terephthalate substrate by a one meter web-width roll-to-roll slot die coating system. We obtained high uniformity PEDOT:PSS coating with optical transmission higher than 80% and sheet resistance lower than 100 ?/square, and silver containing coating with sheet resistance below 40 ?/square and maintained optical transmittance. The slot die coating mechanism is investigated and the influencing factors for coating uniformity and defect are defined. The coated transparent conductive film has the same properties as the sputtered ITO and has been used as the TC electrode for printed lighting, whose performance has been proven by standard weathering test for 1000 h. - Highlight: • Controlled synthesis of silver nanowires using trace amount of Cl? ions • Large area roll-to-roll processed transparent conductive (TC) coatings • TC film has light transmission > 80% and sheet resistance < 100 ?/sq. • Silver containing ink achieved better property than conductive polymer ink. • Used as the TC electrode for printed lighting device with proven performance

  9. Transparent conductive film by large area roll-to-roll processing

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    Wu, Linda Y.L., E-mail: ylwu@simtech.a-star.edu.sg [Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 71 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 638075 (Singapore); Kerk, W.T. [Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 71 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 638075 (Singapore); Wong, C.C. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore)

    2013-10-01

    Sputtered indium tin oxide (ITO) coating on polyethylene terephthalate film has been used as the substrate for roll-to-roll fabrication of large area printed electronics devices, but it is expensive and could be cracked when bending, limiting its applications. Transparent conductive (TC) electrode made by roll-to-roll coating of transparent conductive ink on flexible substrate is an alternative, but both the ink material and the control of the coating quality are very crucial. The major challenges are the coating performance, coating uniformity and defect control during roll-to-roll processing. In this paper, we report the chemical synthesis of silver nanowires in preferred shape and size, the surface modification of the Ag nanowires for better dispersion into the commercial Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) conductive polymer ink, and the controlled roll-to-roll coating process on flexible polyethylene terephthalate substrate by a one meter web-width roll-to-roll slot die coating system. We obtained high uniformity PEDOT:PSS coating with optical transmission higher than 80% and sheet resistance lower than 100 ?/square, and silver containing coating with sheet resistance below 40 ?/square and maintained optical transmittance. The slot die coating mechanism is investigated and the influencing factors for coating uniformity and defect are defined. The coated transparent conductive film has the same properties as the sputtered ITO and has been used as the TC electrode for printed lighting, whose performance has been proven by standard weathering test for 1000 h. - Highlight: • Controlled synthesis of silver nanowires using trace amount of Cl{sup ?} ions • Large area roll-to-roll processed transparent conductive (TC) coatings • TC film has light transmission > 80% and sheet resistance < 100 ?/sq. • Silver containing ink achieved better property than conductive polymer ink. • Used as the TC electrode for printed lighting device with proven performance.

  10. Tensile mechanical behavior and fracture toughness of MWCNT and DWCNT modified vinyl-ester/polyester hybrid nanocomposites produced by 3-roll milling

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    This study aims to investigate the tensile mechanical behavior and fracture toughness of vinyl-ester/polyester hybrid nanocomposites containing various types of nanofillers, including multi- and double-walled carbon nanotubes with and without amine functional groups (MWCNTs, DWCNTs, MWCNT-NH2 and DWCNT-NH2). To prepare the resin suspensions, very low contents (0.05, 0.1 and 0.3 wt.%) of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were dispersed within a specially synthesized styrene-free polyester resin, conducting 3-roll milling technique. The collected resin stuff was subsequently blended with vinyl-ester via mechanical stirring to achieve final suspensions prior to polymerization. Nanocomposites containing MWCNTs and MWCNT-NH2 were found to exhibit higher tensile strength and modulus as well as larger fracture toughness and fracture energy compared to neat hybrid polymer. However, incorporation of similar contents of DWCNTs and DWCNT-NH2 into the hybrid resin did not reflect the same improvement in the corresponding mechanical properties. Furthermore, experimentally measured elastic moduli of the nanocomposites containing DWCNTs, DWCNT-NH2, MWCNTs and MWCNT-NH2 were fitted to Halphin-Tsai model. Regardless of amine functional groups or content of carbon nanotubes, MWCNT modified nanocomposites exhibited better agreement between the predicted and the measured elastic moduli values compared to nanocomposites with DWCNTs. Furthermore, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) were used to reveal dispersion state of the carbon nanotubes within the hybrid polymer and to examine the CNT induced failure modes that occurred under mechanical loading, respectively. Based on the experimental findings obtained, it was emphasized that the types of CNTs and presence of amine functional groups on the surface of CNTs affects substantially the chemical interactions at the interface, thus tuning the ultimate mechanical performance of the resulting nanocomposites.

  11. Contact conditions in skin-pass rolling

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    Kijima, Hideo; Bay, Niels

    2007-01-01

    The special contact conditions in skin-pass rolling of steel strip is analysed by studying plane strain upsetting of thin sheet with low reduction applying long narrow tools and dry friction conditions. An extended sticking region is estimated by an elasto-plastic FEM analysis of the plane strain upsetting. This sticking region causes a highly inhomogeneous elasto-plastic deformation with large influence of work-hardening and friction. A numerical analysis of skin-pass rolling shows the same con...

  12. DEVELOPMENT TRENDS FOR ROLLING STOCK TRACTION MOTORS

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    O.V. Pasko

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Rolling stock on the railways of Ukraine has not been updated for many years, which has led to significant wear of the country electric and diesel locomotive fleet. A way out of the existing situation is execution of major overhaul with extension of locomotive life to allow their operation for several more years. Repair or upgrading as well as putting new rolling stock into operation must be accompanied by implementation of state-of-the-art traction electric drives.

  13. Compaction Behavior of Isomalt after Roll Compaction

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    Peter Kleinebudde; Johanna Mosig; Julian Quodbach

    2012-01-01

    The suitability of the new isomalt grade galenIQ™ 801 for dry granulation and following tableting is evaluated in this study. Isomalt alone, as well as a blend of equal parts with dibasic calcium phosphate, is roll compacted and tableted. Particle size distribution and flowability of the granules and friability and disintegration time of the tablets are determined. Tensile strength of tablets is related to the specific compaction force during roll compaction and the tableting force....

  14. Rolling and sliding dynamics in centrifugal spreading

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    Rioual, F.; Piron, E.; Tijskens, E.

    2007-01-01

    Centrifugal forcing is a usual method to spread a granular material. The dynamics of a particle in this system appears to change spectacularly according to the shape of the particle. The authors present a dynamical transition between rolling and sliding regime and a purely sliding regime as a function of the friction coefficient and the elongation of the particle. This rolling/sliding motion is indeed observed, in situ, for real particles. This simple effect of shape gives a physical interpre...

  15. Characteristics of cold rolled stainless steel sheets

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    The cold rolling of sheets of austenitic stainless steel was investigated for different temperatures and percentages of reduction. It was also established under which conditions are the mechanical strenght and the ductility improved. It was found that this improvement is related to the characteristics of martensitic transformation taking place during rolling and through the tensile tests performed in stainless steels with different degree of martensitic transformation. The results are explained on the basis of martensite participation in the stained structure. (Author)

  16. Microstructure evolution during spray rolling and heat treatment of 2124 Al

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    Spray rolling is a strip-casting technology that combines elements of spray forming and twin-roll casting. It consists of atomizing molten metal with a high velocity inert gas, quenching the resultant droplets in flight, and directing the spray between mill rolls. In-flight convection heat transfer from atomized droplets and conduction heat transfer at the rolls rapidly remove the metal's latent heat. Hot deformation of the semi-solid material in the rolls results in fully consolidated, rapidly-solidified strip. Spray rolling operates at a higher solidification rate than conventional twin-roll casting and is able to process a broader range of alloys at high production rates. A laboratory-scale strip caster was constructed and used to evaluate the interplay of processing parameters and strip quality for strips up to 200 mm wide and 1.6-6.4 mm thick. This paper examines microstructure evolution during spray rolling and explores how gas-to-metal mass flow ratio influences the microstructure and mechanical properties of spray-rolled 2124 Al. The influences of solution heat treatment and cold rolling on grain structure and constituent particle spheroidization are also examined

  17. Microstructure evolution during spray rolling and heat treatment of 2124 Al

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    McHugh, K.M. [Industrial Technology Department, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-2050 (United States)], E-mail: kevin.mchugh@inl.gov; Lin, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Johnson, S.B.; Delplanque, J.-P.; Lavernia, E.J. [Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 (United States)

    2008-03-25

    Spray rolling is a strip-casting technology that combines elements of spray forming and twin-roll casting. It consists of atomizing molten metal with a high velocity inert gas, quenching the resultant droplets in flight, and directing the spray between mill rolls. In-flight convection heat transfer from atomized droplets and conduction heat transfer at the rolls rapidly remove the metal's latent heat. Hot deformation of the semi-solid material in the rolls results in fully consolidated, rapidly-solidified strip. Spray rolling operates at a higher solidification rate than conventional twin-roll casting and is able to process a broader range of alloys at high production rates. A laboratory-scale strip caster was constructed and used to evaluate the interplay of processing parameters and strip quality for strips up to 200 mm wide and 1.6-6.4 mm thick. This paper examines microstructure evolution during spray rolling and explores how gas-to-metal mass flow ratio influences the microstructure and mechanical properties of spray-rolled 2124 Al. The influences of solution heat treatment and cold rolling on grain structure and constituent particle spheroidization are also examined.

  18. 78 FR 69316 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Formerly Rolls-Royce Deutschland...

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    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Formerly Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH, Formerly BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH...2012-26-14 that applies to all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD)...

  19. Roll bonding of 6061 aluminum alloy plates

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    The roll bonding process is an important application of the solid state welding . in principle, two or more slabs of the materials to be bonded are placed in contact and welded around the edges. then, this assembled set is heated and rolled until the required thickness is obtained. this process is applied to clad the nuclear fuel, with high strength aluminum alloys during fabrication of plate type nuclear fuel elements for research reactors, or to produce many new constructions which have special uses in industrial applications. in the present work, the steps of the hot roll bonding of 6061 aluminum alloy plates were studies by using both microscopic examination and mechanical test namely singe lap shear strength test. also the effect of reduction degree in thickness, the sequence of hot rolling , surface roughness, degassing opening length and holding time on roll bonding process were studied. the results obtained due to variations in the above parameters are discussed with respect to their effects on the roll bonding of 6061 aluminum alloy plates as well as their effects on the specifications of the fuel plates

  20. Partition Decomposition for Roll Call Data

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    Leibon, Greg; Rockmore, Daniel N; Savell, Robert

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we bring to bear some new tools from statistical learning on the analysis of roll call data. We present a new data-driven model for roll call voting that is geometric in nature. We construct the model by adapting the "Partition Decoupling Method," an unsupervised learning technique originally developed for the analysis of families of time series, to produce a multiscale geometric description of a weighted network associated to a set of roll call votes. Central to this approach is the quantitative notion of a "motivation," a cluster-based and learned basis element that serves as a building block in the representation of roll call data. Motivations enable the formulation of a quantitative description of ideology and their data-dependent nature makes possible a quantitative analysis of the evolution of ideological factors. This approach is generally applicable to roll call data and we apply it in particular to the historical roll call voting of the U.S. House and Senate. This methodology provides a...

  1. Wear phenomena of spinning rolls for stone wool production

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    A. Klimpel; L.A. Dobrza?ski; A. Lisiecki; D. Janicki

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: Purpose of this paper: Results of the study of wear phenomena of cascade spinning rolls during stone wool production process are described.Design/methodology/approach: The study were based on direct process observations, chemical analysis and temperature measurements of basalt lava, metallographic examinations of the spinning rolls deposits.Findings: It was showed that the deposits of spinning rolls are worn in very different way, depending on the roll position in rolls cascade. Pred...

  2. Numerical simulation of wear of basalt lava spinning rolls

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    A. Lisiecki; A. Klimpel; D. Janicki

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper: Results of the study of wear phenomena of cascade spinning rolls during stone woolproduction process are described.Design/methodology/approach: The study was based on direct process observations, chemical analysis andtemperature measurements of basalt lava, metallographic examinations of the spinning rolls deposits. It was showedthat the deposits of spinning rolls are worn in very different way, depending on the roll position in rolls cascade.Findings: Predominant wear...

  3. Early Detection of Parametric Roll Resonance on Container Ships

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    Galeazzi, Roberto; Blanke, Mogens; Poulsen, Niels Kjølstad

    2013-01-01

    Parametric roll resonance on ships is a nonlinear phenomenon where waves encountered at twice the natural roll frequency can bring the vessel dynamics into a bifurcation mode and lead to extreme values of roll. Recent years have seen several incidents with dramatic damage to container vessels. The roll oscillation, which is subharmonic with respect to the wave excitation, may be completely unexpected and a system for detection of the onset of such resonance could warn the navigators before roll ...

  4. Roll and roll-to-roll process scaling through development of a compact flexo unit for printing of back electrodes

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    Dam, Henrik Friis; Andersen, Thomas Rieks

    2015-01-01

    We report manufacture of fully printed and coated polymer solar cells on a small scale roll-to-roll coater representing the intermediate scale between laboratory and pilot scale. We highlight the enormous span in scale between the laboratory scale and the intended industrial scale by a factor of >100.000 and detail how this enormous scale must be covered by equipment that follow the scale. Especially the intermediate scale between equipment that can fit inside a fume cupboard and the typical pilot equipment with a footprint having the size of a large room presents a challenge that comprises some of the most critical steps in the scaling process. We describe the development of such a machine that comprise web guiding, tension control and surface treatment in a compact desk size that is easily moved around and also detail the development of a small cassette based flexographic unit for back electrode printing that is parsimonious in terms of ink usage and more gentle than laboratory scale flexo units where the foil transport is either driven by the flexo unit or the flexo unit is driven by the foil transport. We demonstrate fully operational flexible polymer solar cell manufacture using this new roll and roll-to-roll (R3) approach and compare with the existing methods.

  5. Roll-to-roll fabricated lab-on-a-chip devices

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    We present a high-volume fabrication technique for making polymer lab-on-a-chip devices. Microfluidic separation devices, relying on pinched flow fraction, are roll-to-roll fabricated in a cellulose acetate (CA) film at a volume of 360 devices h?1 for a cost of approximately 0.5 euro/device. The manufacturing process consists of two steps: (i) roll-to-roll thermal nanoimprint for patterning the microchannels into a CA film and (ii) roll-to-roll lamination for bonding another CA film onto the imprinted film to seal the microchannels. Reverse gravure coating is used to apply an adhesive polymer onto the CA lid film before roll-to-roll lamination in order to increase the bonding strength. The fabricated devices are compared with planar imprinted devices with regard to the cross-sectional profile of the imprinted channels and their separation functionality. The separation functionality is characterized using fluorescent polystyrene microspheres with diameters ranging from 0.5 to 5 µm.

  6. Roll-to-roll fabricated lab-on-a-chip devices

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    Vig, Asger Laurberg; Mäkelä, Tapio

    2011-01-01

    We present a high-volume fabrication technique for making polymer lab-on-a-chip devices. Microfluidic separation devices, relying on pinched flow fraction, are roll-to-roll fabricated in a cellulose acetate (CA) film at a volume of 360 devices h?1 for a cost of approximately 0.5 euro/device. The manufacturing process consists of two steps: (i) roll-to-roll thermal nanoimprint for patterning the microchannels into a CA film and (ii) roll-to-roll lamination for bonding another CA film onto the imprinted film to seal the microchannels. Reverse gravure coating is used to apply an adhesive polymer onto the CA lid film before roll-to-roll lamination in order to increase the bonding strength. The fabricated devices are compared with planar imprinted devices with regard to the cross-sectional profile of the imprinted channels and their separation functionality. The separation functionality is characterized using fluorescent polystyrene microspheres with diameters ranging from 0.5 to 5 µm.

  7. 75 FR 47541 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Brazil and Japan: Final Results of...

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    ...Administration [A-351-828, A-588-846] Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality...reviews of the antidumping duty orders on hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality...reviews of the antidumping duty orders on hot- rolled flat-rolled...

  8. 77 FR 72820 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation; 2010-2011...

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    ...International Trade Administration [A-821-809] Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality...Antidumping Duty Investigation on Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality...July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. See Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled [[Page...

  9. Hardening mechanism of Cr5 backup roll material induced by rolling contact fatigue

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    The hardening mechanism of Cr5 backup roll material induced by rolling contact fatigue was studied. X-ray diffraction, Optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were employed to investigate the effect of microstructure alternations induced by fatigue on the hardness change. Remarkable change was observed at the half value breadth of X-ray diffraction under microstructure alternates which resulted from rolling contact fatigue. The OM photos showed obvious white etching areas (WEAs) in the layer influenced by fatigue, reflecting that some kind of content or structure with high etching resistance was generated in the layer influenced by fatigue. Microstructure changes such as nano-sized carbides precipitation and nanocrystalline formation induced by fatigue were observed in the site where the peak of half value breadth of X-ray located. These changes of microstructure should be considered in the mechanism for hardening of Cr5 backup roll material due to rolling contact fatigue

  10. Microstructure Evolution During Spray Rolling and Heat Treatment of 2124 Al

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    K.M. McHugh; Y. Lin; Y. Zhou; S.B. Johnson; J.P. Delplanque; E.J. Lavernia

    2006-09-01

    Spray rolling is a strip casting technology that combines elements of spray forming and twin-roll casting. It consists of atomizing molten metal with a high velocity inert gas, quenching the resultant droplets in flight, and directing the spray between mill rolls. In-flight convection heat transfer from atomized droplets and conduction heat transfer at the rolls rapidly move an alloy’s latent heat. Hot deformation of the semi-solid material in the rolls results in fully consolidated, rapidly-solidified product. While similar in many ways to twin-roll casting, spray rolling is able to process a broader range of alloys and operates at a higher production rate. A laboratory-scale strip caster has been constructed at INL and used to evaluate the interplay of processing parameters and strip quality while producing strips up to 200 mm wide and 1.6 – 6.4 mm thick. Plans are underway to scale to 600 mm width and demonstrate steady-state operation. As-spray-rolled strip is characterized by a flat, uniformly thick profile with minimal porosity or segregation. This paper examines how processing parameters influence the microstructure transformations that take place during spray rolling and post-deposition heat treatment of 2124 Al.

  11. Roll and roll-to-roll process scaling through development of a compact flexo unit for printing of back electrodes

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    Dam, Henrik Friis; Andersen, Thomas Rieks; Madsen, Morten Vesterager; Mortensen, Thomas K.; Pedersen, Mads F.; Nielsen, Uffe; Krebs, Frederik C

    2015-01-01

    We report manufacture of fully printed and coated polymer solar cells on a small scale roll-to-roll coater representing the intermediate scale between laboratory and pilot scale. We highlight the enormous span in scale between the laboratory scale and the intended industrial scale by a factor of >100.000 and detail how this enormous scale must be covered by equipment that follow the scale. Especially the intermediate scale between equipment that can fit inside a fume cupboard and the typical pil...

  12. Development of a twin roll caster for light metals

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    Haga, T.

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: Purpose of this paper is to show the development of a twin roll caster for aluminium alloy. One of the developments was the increase of the roll speed. The increase of the roll speed was essential to improve the low productivity of the twin roll caster. Limitation of the alloys, which can be cast into the strip, could be enlarged by the method to increase the roll speed. The method to increase the roll speed was useful to increase the cooling rate of the cast strip. The devices to in...

  13. Detection of Parametric Roll on Ships

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    Galeazzi, Roberto; Blanke, Mogens

    2012-01-01

    Recent years have shown several incidents with dramatic damage on container vessels caused by parametric resonance. When the resonance starts, the roll oscillation at a sub-harmonic frequency of the wave excitation may be completely unexpected. Timely warning about the onset of the resonance phenomenon could make the navigator change ship’s speed and heading, and these remedial actions could make the vessel escape the bifurcation. This chapter proposes non-parametric methods to detect the onset of parametric roll resonance. Theoretical conditions for parametric resonance are re-visited and signal-based methods are developed to detect its onset. Hypothesis testing is derived for the particular distribution of the indicators for resonance. Robustness is investigated by analyzing forced roll and disturbances in real weather conditions. The performance of the novel methods is demonstrated on experimental data from towing tank tests and data from a container ship passing an Atlantic storm.

  14. Rolling Element Bearing Stiffness Matrix Determination (Presentation)

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    Guo, Y.; Parker, R.

    2014-01-01

    Current theoretical bearing models differ in their stiffness estimates because of different model assumptions. In this study, a finite element/contact mechanics model is developed for rolling element bearings with the focus of obtaining accurate bearing stiffness for a wide range of bearing types and parameters. A combined surface integral and finite element method is used to solve for the contact mechanics between the rolling elements and races. This model captures the time-dependent characteristics of the bearing contact due to the orbital motion of the rolling elements. A numerical method is developed to determine the full bearing stiffness matrix corresponding to two radial, one axial, and two angular coordinates; the rotation about the shaft axis is free by design. This proposed stiffness determination method is validated against experiments in the literature and compared to existing analytical models and widely used advanced computational methods. The fully-populated stiffness matrix demonstrates the coupling between bearing radial, axial, and tilting bearing deflections.

  15. Enhanced roll-angle measurement interferometer

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    Ju, Aisong; Hou, Wenmei; Le, Yanfen

    2015-03-01

    A roll-angle measurement interferometer with good stability and high sensitivity is presented. In the system, two sets of spatial parallel beams with different frequencies are formed with the help of a Koster prism, a corner cube, a quarter-wave plate, a wedge prism, and a wedge mirror. The wedge prism is used for the roll-angle sensing component, the roll of which will cause the changes of the optical path of the two beams with different frequencies. This interferometer complies with the principle of common path which minimizes the dead path; the cross talk of straightness, pitch, and yaw errors are avoided in this specific structure which enhances the stability and precision of the measurement. The experimental result fits well with the theoretical analysis and a measurement resolution of 2 ?rad is achieved with an electronic interpolation of 2?/512.

  16. Evaluating and modifying Johanson's rolling model to improve its predictability.

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    Bi, Mingda; Alvarez-Nunez, Fernando; Alvarez, Francisco

    2014-07-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate if Johanson's rolling theory can correctly predict the maximum roll surface pressure during the roll compaction. Three model pharmaceutical formulations were roller compacted using the Gerteis Mini Pactor at multiple combinations of roll forces and roll gaps. The resultant ribbon density at each combination of roll force and roll gap was measured and the corresponding maximum roll surface pressure was predicted using Johanson's rolling model. The measured ribbon density and predicted maximum roll surface pressure from roller compactor was compared with the measured wafer density and maximum axial stress from die compression. The results indicate that predicted maximum roll surface pressure from roller compactor is higher than the axial stress from die compression to manufacture same density ribbons. The root cause of overprediction of maximum roll surface pressure from Johanson's model was found and corrected. The modified model offers reasonably accurate prediction of maximum roll surface pressure for all roller compaction experiments conducted in this study. PMID:24840775

  17. Generalized slow roll for noncanonical kinetic terms

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    We show that the generalized slow roll approach for calculating the power spectrum where the inflationary slow roll parameters are neither small nor slowly varying can be readily extended to models with noncanonical kinetic terms in the inflaton action. For example, rapid sound speed variations can arise in Dirac-Born-Infeld models with features in the warp factor leading to features in the power spectrum. Nonetheless there remains a single source function for deviations that is simply related to the power spectrum. Empirical constraints on this source function can be readily interpreted in the context of features in the inflaton potential or sound speed.

  18. Generalized slow roll for noncanonical kinetic terms

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    Hu, Wayne

    2011-07-01

    We show that the generalized slow roll approach for calculating the power spectrum where the inflationary slow roll parameters are neither small nor slowly varying can be readily extended to models with noncanonical kinetic terms in the inflaton action. For example, rapid sound speed variations can arise in Dirac-Born-Infeld models with features in the warp factor leading to features in the power spectrum. Nonetheless there remains a single source function for deviations that is simply related to the power spectrum. Empirical constraints on this source function can be readily interpreted in the context of features in the inflaton potential or sound speed.

  19. Fluidic emergency roll control system. [for emergency aircraft control following failure of primary roll control system

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    Haefner, K. B.; Honda, T. S.

    1973-01-01

    A fluidic emergency roll control system for aircraft stabilization in the event of primary flight control failure was evaluated. The fluidic roll control units were designed to provide roll torque proportional to an electrical command as operated by two diametrically opposed thrust nozzles located in the wing tips. The control package consists of a solid propellant gas generator, two diametrically opposed vortex valve modulated thrust nozzles, and an electromagnetic torque motor. The procedures for the design, development, and performance testing of the system are described.

  20. Modeling, simulation and identification for control of tandem cold metal rolling

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    Péricles Guedes, Alves; José Adilson de, Castro; Luciano Pessanha, Moreira; Elder Moreira, Hemerly.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a modeling procedure for tandem cold metal rolling, including the linearization step and system identification for control. The tandem cold rolling process is described by a mathematical model based on algebraic equations developed for control purposes and empirical relations. A [...] state-space model is derived and detailed analyses in open loop are presented, concerning the sensitivity with regard to the variations in process parameters and results for the application of a new subspace identification method are compared with classical methodologies. Therefore, this work intents to be a contribution for developments in new control strategies for tandem cold rolling process that offer the potential to reduce the design efforts, the commissioning time and maintenance in rolling mills. The preliminary results obtained with this model have shown reasonable agreement with operational data presented at literature for industrial cold rolling process.

  1. Cross-directional interlocking of rolls in an air press of a papermaking machine

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    Beck, David A.; Gorshe, Thomas

    2003-05-13

    An air press for pressing a paper web is composed of a plurality of rolls including at least a first roll and a second roll. The first roll and the second roll are positioned adjacent one another and form a first nip therebetween. Further, the first roll and the second roll each have a roll end, the roll end of the first roll adjoining the roll end of the second roll. A bevel plate is attached to the roll end of the first roll, the bevel plate having at least a first angled plate face. A seal ring is positioned adjacent the roll end of the second roll, the seal ring being juxtaposed to the bevel plate. The seal ring has at least a first angled ring face, and the first angled ring face mates with the first angled plate face.

  2. Rolling induced size effects in elastic–viscoplastic sheet metals

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    Nielsen, Kim Lau

    2015-01-01

    Rolling processes for which the characteristic length scale reaches into the range where size effects become important are receiving increased interest. In particularly, this is owed to the roll-molding process under development for high-throughput of micron-scale surface features. The study presented revolves around the rolling induced effect of visco-plasticity (ranging hot and cold rolling) in combination with strain gradient hardening – including both dissipative and energetic contributions....

  3. The role of internal communication in the rolling forecast process

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    Sorvari, Jiri

    2010-01-01

    Objective of the Study The objective of the study was to examine the role of internal communication in the rolling forecast process. The study analysed the role of internal communication through four research questions: 1) What communication practices are connected with the rolling forecast process? 2) Which organisational attributes influence the internal communication climate in the rolling forecast process? 3) How is management and strategic communication incorporated in the rolling fo...

  4. Design, Analysis and Optimization of Anti-Roll Bar

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    Pravin Bharane; Kshitijit Tanpure

    2014-01-01

    Vehicle anti-roll bar is part of an automobile suspension system which limits body roll angle. This U-shaped metal bar connects opposite wheels together through short lever arms and is clamped to the vehicle chassis with rubber bushes. Its function is to reduce body roll while cornering, also while travelling on uneven road which enhances safety and comfort during driving. Design changes of anti-roll bars are quite common at various steps of vehicle production and a design ana...

  5. Rolling Friction on a Wheeled Laboratory Cart

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    Mungan, Carl E.

    2012-01-01

    A simple model is developed that predicts the coefficient of rolling friction for an undriven laboratory cart on a track that is approximately independent of the mass loaded onto the cart and of the angle of inclination of the track. The model includes both deformation of the wheels/track and frictional torque at the axles/bearings. The concept of…

  6. Roll diffusion bonding of titanium alloy panels

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    Bennett, J.; De Witt, T. E.; Jones, A. G.; Koeller, F.; Muser, C.

    1968-01-01

    Roll diffusion bonding technique is used for fabricating T-stiffened panel assemblies from titanium alloy. The single unit fabrication exhibits excellent strength characteristics under tensile and compressive loads. This program is applied to structures in which weight/strength ratio and integral construction are important considerations.

  7. Large Scale Evaluation fo Nickel Aluminide Rolls

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    2005-09-01

    This completed project was a joint effort between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Bethlehem Steel (now Mittal Steel) to demonstrate the effectiveness of using nickel aluminide intermetallic alloy rolls as part of an updated, energy-efficient, commercial annealing furnace system.

  8. Youth, Rock 'n' Roll, and Electronic Media.

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    Snow, Robert P.

    1987-01-01

    Rock 'n' Roll as a form of electronic communication is central to youth culture. There are procedural rules similar to grammatical structures which allow meaningful interpretation of this musical experience. As new forms of communication appear both youth culture and the meaning of music are altered to encompass the changes. (VM)

  9. 9 CFR 381.159 - Poultry rolls.

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    2010-01-01

    ... subchapter, in 9 CFR Chapter III, Subchapter E, or in 21 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter A or Subchapter B. In... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Poultry rolls. 381.159 Section 381.159... ORGANIZATION AND TERMINOLOGY; MANDATORY MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION AND VOLUNTARY INSPECTION...

  10. Hot rolling of gamma titanium aluminide foil

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    Metal flow and microstructure evolution during the thermomechanical processing of thin-gage foil of a near-gamma titanium aluminide alloy, Ti-45.5Al-2Cr-2Nb, with an equiaxed-gamma microstructure was investigated experimentally and theoretically. Foils of thickness of 200-250 ?m were fabricated via hot rolling of sheet in a can of proprietary design. The variation in gage of the rolled foils was ±15 ?m except in very sporadic (local) areas, with variations of approximately 60 ?m relative to the mean. Metallography revealed that the larger thickness variations were associated with large remnant colonies lying in a hard orientation for deformation. To rationalize these observations, a self-consistent model was used to estimate the strain partitioning between the softer (equiaxed-gamma) matrix and the remnant colonies. Furthermore, the efficacy of pre- or post-rolling heat treatment in eliminating remnant colonies was demonstrated and quantified using a static-spheroidization model. The elimination of remnant colonies via spheroidization prior to foil rolling gave rise to improved gage control.

  11. Hot rolling of gamma titanium aluminide foil

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    Semiatin, S.L., E-mail: lee.semiatin@wpafb.af.mil [Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433 (United States); Shanahan, B.W. [University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45409 (United States); Meisenkothen, F. [UES, Inc., 4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH 45432 (United States)

    2010-08-15

    Metal flow and microstructure evolution during the thermomechanical processing of thin-gage foil of a near-gamma titanium aluminide alloy, Ti-45.5Al-2Cr-2Nb, with an equiaxed-gamma microstructure was investigated experimentally and theoretically. Foils of thickness of 200-250 {mu}m were fabricated via hot rolling of sheet in a can of proprietary design. The variation in gage of the rolled foils was {+-}15 {mu}m except in very sporadic (local) areas, with variations of approximately 60 {mu}m relative to the mean. Metallography revealed that the larger thickness variations were associated with large remnant colonies lying in a hard orientation for deformation. To rationalize these observations, a self-consistent model was used to estimate the strain partitioning between the softer (equiaxed-gamma) matrix and the remnant colonies. Furthermore, the efficacy of pre- or post-rolling heat treatment in eliminating remnant colonies was demonstrated and quantified using a static-spheroidization model. The elimination of remnant colonies via spheroidization prior to foil rolling gave rise to improved gage control.

  12. Cosmological constraints on rapid roll inflation

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    We obtain cosmological constraints on models of inflation which exhibit rapid roll solutions. Rapid roll attractors exist for potentials with large mass terms and are thus of interest for inflationary model building within string theory. We constrain a general ansatz for the power spectrum arising from rapid roll inflation that, in the small field limit, can be associated with tree level hybrid potentials with variable mass terms and nonminimal gravitational coupling ?R?2. We consider perturbations generated through modulated reheating and/or curvaton mechanisms in place of the observationally unacceptable primary spectra generated by inflaton fluctuations in these models. The lack of a hierarchy amongst higher-order k-dependencies of the power spectrum results in models with potentially large runnings, allowing us to impose tight constraints on such models using CMB and LSS data. In particular, we find ns < 1 and |?| < 0.01. We conclude with a concrete realization of rapid roll inflation within warped throat brane inflation that is in good agreement with current data

  13. Light scattering from cold rolled aluminum surfaces

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    Vandembroucq, Damien; Tarrats, Annie; Greffet, Jean-Jacques; Roux, Stéphane,; Plouraboué, Franck

    2001-01-01

    We present experimental light scattering measurements from aluminum surfaces obtained by cold rolling. We show that our results are consistent with a scale invariant description of the roughness of these surfaces. The roughness parameters that we obtain from the light scattering experiment are consistent with those obtained from Atomic Force Microscopy measurements.

  14. Development of a Rolling Process Design Tool for Use in Improving Hot Roll Slab Recovery

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    Couch, R; Becker, R; Rhee, M; Li, M

    2004-09-24

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory participated in a U. S. Department of Energy/Office of Industrial Technology sponsored research project 'Development of a Rolling Process Design Tool for Use in Improving Hot Roll Slab Recovery', as a Cooperative Agreement TC-02028 with the Alcoa Technical Center (ATC). The objective of the joint project with Alcoa is to develop a numerical modeling capability to optimize the hot rolling process used to produce aluminum plate. Product lost in the rolling process and subsequent recycling, wastes resources consumed in the energy-intensive steps of remelting and reprocessing the ingot. The modeling capability developed by project partners will be used to produce plate more efficiently and with reduced product loss.

  15. 21 CFR 136.160 - Raisin bread, rolls, and buns.

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    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Raisin bread, rolls, and buns. 136.160 Section...Standardized Bakery Products § 136.160 Raisin bread, rolls, and buns. (a) Each of the foods raisin bread, raisin rolls, and raisin buns...

  16. Development and Fabrication of Pineapple Rolled Tart Machine

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    Azman Hamzah

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A pineapple rolled tart machine is required in the manufacturing of pineapple rolled tart. In this research, a machine that would reduce processing time and operating cost and that would be affordable for small-scale industries was designed. The machine was tested at different screw rotating speeds and dough formulations. The rolled tart throughput rates were significantly increased (p-1.

  17. Development of polymers for large scale roll-to-roll processing of polymer solar cells

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    Carlé, Jon Eggert

    2013-01-01

    Development of polymers for large scale roll-to-roll processing of polymer solar cells Conjugated polymers potential to both absorb light and transport current as well as the perspective of low cost and large scale production has made these kinds of material attractive in solar cell research. The research field of polymer solar cells (PSCs) is rapidly progressing along three lines: Improvement of efficiency and stability together with the introduction of large scale production methods. All three...

  18. Scalable, ambient atmosphere roll-to-roll manufacture of encapsulated large area, flexible organic tandem solar cell modules

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    Andersen, Thomas Rieks; Dam, Henrik Friis; Hösel, Markus; Helgesen, Martin; Carlé, Jon Eggert; Larsen-Olsen, Thue Trofod; Gevorgyan, Suren; Andreasen, Jens Wenzel; Adams, Jens; Li, Ning; Machui, Florian; Spyropoulos, George D.; Ameri, Tayebeh; Lema?tre, Noella; Legros, Mathilde; Scheel, Arnulf; Gaiser, Detlef; Kreul, Kilian; Berny, Stephane; Lozman, Owen R.; Nordman, Sirpa; Välimäki, Marja; Vilkman, Marja; Søndergaard, Roar R.; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Brabec, Christoph J.; Krebs, Frederik C

    2014-01-01

    Inline printing and coating methods have been demonstrated to enable a high technical yield of fully roll-to-roll processed polymer tandem solar cell modules. We demonstrate generality by employing different material sets and also describe how the ink systems must be carefully co-developed in order to reach the ambitious objective of a fully printed and coated 14-layer flexible tandem solar cell stack. The roll-to-roll methodologies involved are flexographic printing, rotary screen printing, slo...

  19. Micro-Plasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication a Fundamental Mechanism in Cold Rolling

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    Laugier, Maxime; Boman, Romain

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents recent investigations in Micro-Plasto-Hydrodynamic (MPH) lubrication. Industrial evidences of the existence of MPH lubrication mechanism for cold rolling processes are presented. A new lubrication model developed for strip drawing processes is then applied to predict the MPH lubrication initiation and MPH lubrication extension along the tool-piece solid contacts initially in boundary lubrication regime. Finally, it is shown how this new MPH lubrication model can be implemented in a cold rolling model to maximize mills capabilities, determine optimum rolling oils properties and predict roughness transfer.

  20. Roll-to-Roll Nanomanufacturing of Hybrid Nanostructures for Energy Storage Device Design.

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    Oakes, Landon; Hanken, Trevor; Carter, Rachel; Yates, William; Pint, Cary L

    2015-07-01

    A key limitation to the practical incorporation of nanostructured materials into emerging applications is the challenge of achieving low-cost, high throughput, and highly replicable scalable nanomanufacturing techniques to produce functional materials. Here, we report a benchtop roll-to-roll technique that builds upon the use of binary solutions of nanomaterials and liquid electrophoretic assembly to rapidly construct hybrid materials for battery design applications. We demonstrate surfactant-free hybrid mixtures of carbon nanotubes, silicon nanoparticles, MoS2 nanosheets, carbon nanohorns, and graphene nanoplatelets. Roll-to-roll electrophoretic assembly from these solutions enables the controlled fabrication of homogeneous coatings of these nanostructures that maintain chemical and physical properties defined by the synergistic combination of nanomaterials utilized without adverse effects of surfactants or impurities that typically limit liquid nanomanufacturing routes. To demonstrate the utility of this nanomanufacturing approach, we employed roll-to-roll electrophoretic processing to fabricate both positive and negative electrodes for lithium ion batteries in less than 30 s. The optimized full-cell battery, containing active materials of prelithiated silicon nanoparticles and MoS2 nanosheets, was assessed to exhibit energy densities of 167 Wh/kgcell(-1) and power densities of 9.6 kW/kgcell(-1). PMID:26053115

  1. Towards roll-to-roll fabrication of electronics, optics, and optoelectronics for smart and intelligent packaging

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    Kololuoma, Terho K.; Tuomikoski, Markus; Makela, Tapio; Heilmann, Jali; Haring, Tomi; Kallioinen, Jani; Hagberg, Juha; Kettunen, Ilkka; Kopola, Harri K.

    2004-06-01

    Embedding of optoelectrical, optical, and electrical functionalities into low-cost products like packages and printed matter can be used to increase their information content. These functionalities make also possible the realization of new type of entertaining, impressive or guiding effects on the product packages and printed matter. For these purposes, components like displays, photodetectors, light sources, solar cells, battery elements, diffractive optical elements, lightguides, electrical conductors, resistors, transistors, switching elements etc. and their integration to functional modules are required. Additionally, the price of the components for low-end products has to be in cent scale or preferably below that. Therefore, new, cost-effective, and volume scale capable manufacturing techniques are required. Recent developments of liquid-phase processable electrical and optical polymeric, inorganic, and hybrid materials - inks - have made it possible to fabricate functional electrical, optical and optoelectrical components by conventional roll-to-roll techniques such as gravure printing, embossing, digital printing, offset, and screen printing on flexible paper and plastic like substrates. In this paper, we show our current achievements in the field of roll-to-roll fabricated, optics, electronics and optoelectronics. With few examples, we also demonstrate the printing and hot-embossing capabilities of table scale printing machines and VTT Electronic's 'PICO' roll-to-roll pilot production facility.

  2. Roll-to-roll embossing of optical linear Fresnel lens polymer film for solar concentration.

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    Zhang, XinQuan; Liu, Kui; Shan, Xuechuan; Liu, Yuchan

    2014-12-15

    Roll-to-roll manufacturing has been proven to be a high-throughput and low-cost technology for continuous fabrication of functional optical polymer films. In this paper, we have firstly studied a complete manufacturing cycle of linear Fresnel lens polymer film for solar concentration in the aspects of ultra-precision diamond machining of metal roller mold, roll-to-roll embossing, and measurement on film profile and functionality. A metal roller mold patterned with linear Fresnel lenses is obtained using single point diamond turning technique. The roller mold is installed onto a self-developed roll-to-roll UV embossing system to realize continuous manufacturing of linear Fresnel lens film. Profile measurement of the machined roller mold and the embossed polymer film, which is conducted using a stylus profilometer, shows good agreement between measured facet angles with designed ones. Functionality test is conducted on a solar simulation system with a reference solar cell, and results show that strong light concentration is realized. PMID:25607497

  3. High resolution patterning for flexible electronics via roll-to-roll nanoimprint lithography

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    Sabik, Sami; de Riet, Joris; Yakimets, Iryna; Smits, Edsger

    2014-03-01

    Flexible electronics is a growing field and is currently maturing in applications such as displays, smart packaging, organic light-emitting diodes and organic photovoltaic cells. In order to process on flexible substrates at high throughput and large areas, novel patterning techniques will be essential. Conventional optical lithography is limited in throughput as well as resolution, and requires several alignment steps to generate multi-layered patterns, required for applications such as thin-film transistors. It therefore remains a complex and expensive process. Nanoimprint lithography is an emerging alternative to optical lithography, demonstrating patterning capabilities over a wide range of resolutions, from several microns down to a few nanometres. For display applications, nanoimprint lithography can be used to pattern various layers. Micron sized thin-film transistors for backplane can be fabricated where a self-aligned geometry is used to decrease the number of alignment steps, and increase the overlay accuracy. In addition, nano-structures can be used for optical applications such as anti-reflective surfaces and nano patterned transparent electrodes. Imprint lithography is a fully roll-to-roll compatible process and enables large area and high throughput fabrication for flexible electronics. In this paper we discuss the possibilities and the challenges of large area patterning by roll-to-roll nanoimprint lithography, reviewing micron and nano sized structures realized on our roll-to-roll equipment. Nano patterned transparent electrodes, moth-eye antireflective coatings, and multilevel structures will be covered.

  4. Improved Billet Shape Modeling in Optimization of the Hot Rod and Wire Rolling Process

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    Betshammar, Jan

    2006-01-01

    The hot rod and wire rolling process is widely used to produce rolled iron alloys in different shapes and dimensions. This industry has been under a constant development during the last decades. Today, complex geometries are produced at a high speed since it is possible to use several stands in each mill at the same time. A reason for the development is rising demands from customers. The most important demands are to save energy, to get better material properties and higher dimension accuracy...

  5. 76 FR 36081 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil and Japan: Revocation of the...

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    2011-06-21

    ...A-351-828, A-588-846, C-351-829] Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel...antidumping duty (``AD'') orders on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products (``hot-rolled steel'') from Brazil and...

  6. Densification behavior of titanium in direct powder rolling process

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    The densification behavior of titanium powder in the direct powder rolling process was investigated. An analytical model for the roll backlash phenomenon during this process was proposed to conduct a realistic finite element analysis. Furthermore, the roll backlash was quantitatively analyzed, and the relative densities of the green strip along the rolling direction were precisely estimated. Finally, the slip and nip phenomena were identified by calculating the contact pressure and shear stress between the titanium powder and the roller in order to understand the densification behavior of the powder during the rolling process

  7. Numerical analysis of the skew rolling process for main shafts

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    Z. Pater

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses a new technique of skew rolling with three tapered rolls and its application to the production of long main shafts of steel that are used in light trucks. First, the design of this forming technique is described. Then the paper stresses the universality of this process, as the skew rolling technique enables forming various products using one set of rolls. The reported numerical results (workpiece shape change during rolling, maps of effective strains and temperatures as well as loads and torques confirm that the discussed technique is suitable for producing long shafts.

  8. Densification behavior of titanium in direct powder rolling process

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    Kang, Dong Hwan; Kim, Tae Won [Hanyang Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Hong, Jae Keun; Park, Nho Kwang [Korea Institute of Materials Science, Changwon (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-10-15

    The densification behavior of titanium powder in the direct powder rolling process was investigated. An analytical model for the roll backlash phenomenon during this process was proposed to conduct a realistic finite element analysis. Furthermore, the roll backlash was quantitatively analyzed, and the relative densities of the green strip along the rolling direction were precisely estimated. Finally, the slip and nip phenomena were identified by calculating the contact pressure and shear stress between the titanium powder and the roller in order to understand the densification behavior of the powder during the rolling process.

  9. Control system for the surface quality of hot-rolled metal

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    Full text: The modern ideas about quality of products are based on the principle of absolute satisfaction of the requirements and recommendations of the buyer. The presence of surface defects of steel-smelting and rolling origin is characteristic for the production of hot-rolling mill. The automatic surface inspection system (ASIS) includes two digital line video cameras for the filming of the upper and lower surface of the flat bar, a block for illumination of the upper and lower surface of the flat bar and a computer equipment. A system which secures 100 % control of the upper and lower surface of the rolled metal, detects automatically and classifies the sheet defects in the real time mode, was mounted 2003 for the first time in the domestic practice at the hot rolling mill 2000 JSC «Novolipetsk Iron & Steel Corporation» (NISC). The whole assortment of the mill 2000 was divided into five groups according to the outward appearance of the surface. The work on identifying the defects of hot-rolled metal and on widening the data base of knowledge of ASIS was continued after the guarantee tests. More than ten thousand images of defects were added to the data base during the year. key words: hot-rolling sheet, surface quality control, data base of defects

  10. ROLLING PROCESS WITH OHSAS AND TEXTURE FORMATION– A REVIEW

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    P. CHANDRAMOHAN

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Rolling is a mechanical treatment, which plays an important part in the processing of ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Texturing is an important phenomenon that occurs after rolling process. Preferred orientation increases the strength of the material enormously. Hence the research is focused on the rolling studies and the texture formation, which occurs after rolling process. This review mainly focuses on rolling process carried out in different alloys. It also highlights the analysis made on various rolling parameters for improving the mechanical properties. Texture studies carried on various ferrous and non-ferrous alloys; particularly in nitrogen alloyed duplex stainless steel is discussed. Finally the need for implementation of occupational health and safety during a thermomechanical treatment is also discussed. The state of art in this field is encouraging and showing positive signs of commercializing rolled nitrogen alloyed duplex stainless steel after proper texture control.

  11. Microstructure evolution and grain refinement in asymmetrically rolled aluminium

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    Aluminium alloy sheets were asymmetrically rolled and annealed. Asymmetric rolling was applied by imposing different velocity ratios between the top and bottom rolls, from 1 to 1.5. After cold rolling, the microstructures of various samples were analysed by electron back scatter diffraction, whereas the mechanical properties were characterized by stress–strain curves and microhardness measurements. The asymmetrical rolling process was examined as an alternative method to obtain fine- or even ultrafine-grained aluminium. The main purpose of this paper is to describe, qualitatively and quantitatively, the influence of asymmetrical rolling on microstructure evolution. Grain size, misorientation, image quality factor and other parameters were characterized and analysed in some detail. In the present study, a unique approach has been used for the first time to examine the possibility of applying the asymmetric rolling process in the preparation of materials with controlled heterogeneity

  12. Numerical simulation of wear of basalt lava spinning rolls

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    A. Lisiecki

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper: Results of the study of wear phenomena of cascade spinning rolls during stone woolproduction process are described.Design/methodology/approach: The study was based on direct process observations, chemical analysis andtemperature measurements of basalt lava, metallographic examinations of the spinning rolls deposits. It was showedthat the deposits of spinning rolls are worn in very different way, depending on the roll position in rolls cascade.Findings: Predominant wear phenomena of the fully austenitic Grade 310 deposit of spinning roll no 1 is moltenbasalt lava corrosion-oxidation accompanied by low and high cycle thermal fatigue, high temperature basalt lavaerosion at low velocity of basalt lava stream impinging the working surface at high angle. Predominant wearphenomena of the austenitic-ferritic Grade S32304 deposit of spinning roll no 2 is high temperature basalt lava erosionat very high velocity of lava stream impinging the working surface at high angle what is the cause of much faster wearof then spinning roll no 1. High temperature erosion wear is accompanied by molten basalt lava corrosion-oxidationand low and high cycle thermal fatigue processes. Predominant wear phenomena of the austenitic-ferritic GradeS32304 deposits spinning roll no 3 and roll no 4 is high temperature basalt lava abrasion as sprayed by rolls no 1 andno 2 fibers of solidifying basalt lava impinge the working surface of spinning rolls no 3 and no 4.Research limitations/implications: The mechanisms of high temperature erosion demands further investigationsand detailed studies.Practical implications: The wear resistance of basalt lava spinning rolls can be increased.Originality/value: The mechanisms of surface layer wear of basalt lava spinning rolls were determined.

  13. Dynamics and Stability of Rolling Viscoelastic Tires

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    Potter, Trevor

    2013-04-30

    Current steady state rolling tire calculations often do not include treads because treads destroy the rotational symmetry of the tire. We describe two methodologies to compute time periodic solutions of a two-dimensional viscoelastic tire with treads: solving a minimization problem and solving a system of equations. We also expand on work by Oden and Lin on free spinning rolling elastic tires in which they disovered a hierachy of N-peak steady state standing wave solutions. In addition to discovering a two-dimensional hierarchy of standing wave solutions that includes their N-peak hiearchy, we consider the eects of viscoelasticity on the standing wave solutions. Finally, a commonplace model of viscoelasticity used in our numerical experiments led to non-physical elastic energy growth for large tire speeds. We show that a viscoelastic model of Govindjee and Reese remedies the problem.

  14. Rolling circle amplification of metazoan mitochondrialgenomes

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    Simison, W. Brian; Lindberg, D.R.; Boore, J.L.

    2005-07-31

    Here we report the successful use of rolling circle amplification (RCA) for the amplification of complete metazoan mt genomes to make a product that is amenable to high-throughput genome sequencing techniques. The benefits of RCA over PCR are many and with further development and refinement of RCA, the sequencing of organellar genomics will require far less time and effort than current long PCR approaches.

  15. Roll up nanowire battery from silicon chips

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    Vlad, Alexandru; Reddy, Arava Leela Mohana; Ajayan, Anakha; Singh, Neelam; Gohy, Jean-François; Melinte, Sorin; Ajayan, Pulickel M.

    2012-01-01

    Here we report an approach to roll out Li-ion battery components from silicon chips by a continuous and repeatable etch-infiltrate-peel cycle. Vertically aligned silicon nanowires etched from recycled silicon wafers are captured in a polymer matrix that operates as Li+ gel-electrolyte and electrode separator and peeled off to make multiple battery devices out of a single wafer. Porous, electrically interconnected copper nanoshells are conformally deposited around the silicon nanowires to stab...

  16. Ingeniørens rolle ved skabelse af innovative koncepter

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    McAloone, Tim C.

    2007-01-01

    Kommentar: Ingeniørens rolle ved skabelse af innovative koncepter Af Tim McAloone, lektor ved DTU, redaktion@ing.dk, fredag 12. okt 2007 kl. 00:45 Innovationskonkurrencer og stimuleringen af kreative evner, både uden for og i etablerede virksomheder er oppe i tiden, hvor professionelle og lægfolk folk kan afprøve deres evner med innovation. Der er virksomhedsinterne og -eksterne konkurrencer, brancheorienterede konkurrencer (for eksempel Dansk Industris Produktpris, Ingeniørens egen Danish Produ...

  17. Electromagnetic String Fluid in Rolling Tachyon

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    Kim, Chanju; Kim, Hang Bae; Kim, Yoonbai; Kwon, O-Kab

    2003-01-01

    We study Born-Infeld type effective action for unstable D3-brane system including a tachyon and an Abelian gauge field, and find the rolling tachyon with constant electric and magnetic fields as the most general homogeneous solution. Tachyonic vacua are characterized by magnitudes of the electric and magnetic fields and the angle between them. Analysis of small fluctuations in this background shows that the obtained configuration may be interpreted as a fluid consisting of s...

  18. A Model of Active Roll Vehicle Suspension

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    I. ?ech

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes active suspension with active roll for four-wheel vehicle (bus by means of an in-series pump actuator with doubled hydropneumatic springs. It also gives full control law with no sky-craping. Lateral stiffness and solid axle geometry in the mechanical model are not neglected. Responses to lateral input as well as responses to statistical unevennesses show considerable improvement of passengers comfort and safety when cornering.

  19. Influence of Surge on Extreme Roll Amplitudes

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    Vidic-Perunovic, Jelena; Rognebakke, Olav

    2008-01-01

    Interference of the wave-induced ship surge motion with roll dynamics has been studied. The surge motion has been included in a previously derived hydrodynamic roll prediction model in order to account for the ship speed variation due to the longitudinal incident wave pressure force. Depending on the position of the wave crest relatively to the ship, the ship will be slowed down when she meets the wave. In this paper attempts are made to accurately account for added resistance and additional thrust, applied in order to maintain the ship speed. The surge equilibrium equation has been longitudinally balanced in order to determine the added thrust term that would represent actions to maintain speed The resulting forward speed variation affects the frequency of encounter and the parametric roll resonant condition is directly influenced by this speed variation. The analysis procedure is demonstrated for an example containership sailing mainly in head sea condition and higher sea states. Sensitivity of the results to the added thrust model and vertical motion calculation is discussed.

  20. Airbag roll marks & displaced rocks and soil

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    1997-01-01

    Looking southwest from the lander, soil disturbances indicating the spacecraft rolled through the landing site are visible. Arriving from the east, the lander, still encased in its protective airbags, rolled up a slight rise and then rolled back down to its final position. The inset at left shows displaced rocks near the rock 'Flat Top.' Dark patches of disturbed soil indicate where the rocks had originally rested Both insets show rocks that were pushed into the soil from the weight of the lander, visible from the areas of raised rims of dark, disturbed soil around several rocks. The south summit of Twin Peaks is in the background, while a lander petal, deflated airbag, and rear rover deployment ramp are in the foreground.Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with highly focused science goals. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator. JPL is an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

  1. Rapid roll inflation with conformal coupling

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    Usual inflation is realized with a slow rolling scalar field minimally coupled to gravity. In contrast, we consider dynamics of a scalar with a flat effective potential, conformally coupled to gravity. Surprisingly, it contains an attractor inflationary solution with the rapidly rolling inflaton field. We discuss models with the conformal inflaton with a flat potential (including hybrid inflation). There is no generation of cosmological fluctuations from the conformally coupled inflaton. We consider realizations of modulated (inhomogeneous reheating) or curvaton cosmological fluctuations in these models. We also implement these unusual features for the popular string-theoretic warped inflationary scenario, based on the interacting D3-D3 branes. The original warped brane inflation suffers a large inflaton mass due to conformal coupling to 4-dimensional gravity. Instead of considering this as a problem and trying to cure it with extra engineering, we show that warped inflation with the conformally coupled, rapidly rolling inflaton is yet possible with N=37 efoldings, which requires low-energy scales 1-100 TeV of inflation. Coincidentally, the same warping numerology can be responsible for the hierarchy. It is shown that the scalars associated with angular isometries of the warped geometry of compact manifold (e.g. S3 of Klebanov-Strassler (KS) geometry) have solutions identical to conformally coupled modes and also cannot be responsible for cosmological fluctuations. We discuss other possibilities

  2. Vibration Analysis of Rolling Element Bearings Defects

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    H., Saruhan; S., Saridemir; A., Qicek; I., Uygur.

    Full Text Available In this work, vibration analysis of rolling element bearings (REBs) defects is studied. The REBs are the most widely used mechanical parts in rotating machinery under high load and high rotational speeds. When the defect in a rolling element comes into contact with another element surface, an impact [...] force is generated which is resulting in an impulsive response of the bearing. A defect at any element of the REB transmits to all other elements such as outer race, inner race, ball and, train cage of the bearing. The defect in rolling elements may lead to serious catastrophic consequences resulting in costly downtime. For this purpose, the vibration analysis technique which is a reliable and accurately detecting defect in the bearing elements is used. The vibration data captured and used for determination and validation is composed from four different defects states of the REB -outer raceway defect, inner raceway defect, ball defect, and combination of the bearing elements defect- and one representing normal state of the bearing for four different running speeds with two load levels. The results obtained from the experiments have illustrated and explained.

  3. Asymmetric Rolling of Interstitial-Free Steel Using One Idle Roll

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    Lapovok, R.; Orlov, D.; Timokhina, I. B.; Pougis, A.; Toth, L. S.; Hodgson, P. D.; Haldar, A.; Bhattacharjee, D.

    2012-04-01

    The effect of additional shear on the asymmetric rolling (ASR) of an interstitial-free (IF) steel was studied by modeling and experiments. The asymmetry was introduced by making one roll idle. A 66 pct of total thickness reduction was performed in 6 passes with less than 16 pct reduction per pass. ASR was performed in two ways: monotonically and by rotating the sheet between passes by 180 deg around the rolling direction (RD). Better grain fragmentation was obtained in the near surface layers. The results of monotonic asymmetric rolling are similar to symmetric rolling in terms of misorientation and cell size with the difference that the volume fraction of grains containing shear bands (SB) is larger for monotonic ASR. ASR with the sheet rotated 180 deg around the RD direction between passes showed the most promising results in terms of grain refinement, depth of the highly deformed layer, texture, and properties. The grain fragmentation process was also simulated with a recent grain refinement polycrystal model for strain hardening, texture development, grain size distribution, and grain misorientation distribution. The obtained simulation results showed strong agreement with the experiments.

  4. Texture Evolution of a Non-oriented Electrical Steel Cold Rolled at Directions Different from the Hot Rolling Direction

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    He, Youliang; Hilinski, Erik; Li, Jian

    2015-09-01

    With the objective of optimizing the crystallographic texture of non-oriented electrical steel, i.e., reducing the //ND and //RD fibers and promoting the //ND texture, a new rolling scheme was proposed and tested, in which the cold rolling direction (CRD) was intentionally inclined at an angle to the hot rolling direction (HRD) in order to change the orientation flow paths during cold rolling and alter the final texture of the annealed sheets. A non-oriented electrical steel containing 0.88 wt pct Si was hot rolled using conventional routes and annealed, and a number of rectangular plates were cut from the hot band with the longitudinal directions inclined at various angles, i.e., 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 deg, to the HRD. These plates were then cold rolled along the longitudinal directions with a thickness reduction of 72 pct. The cold-rolled samples were annealed, temper rolled and annealed again (final annealing). The texture evolution during hot rolling, hot band annealing, cold rolling, and final annealing was characterized by electron backscatter diffraction and X-ray diffraction techniques. By changing the CRD with respect to the HRD, the initial texture and the orientation flow paths were altered, which resulted in apparent differences in the textures as compared to conventional cold rolling. After temper rolling and final annealing, the recrystallization textures consisted of mainly a //ND fiber and there was almost no //ND fiber. The sample cold rolled at an angle of 60 deg to the HRD had the strongest texture (intensity almost 2× of conventional rolling) with a maximum at the cube {001} orientation—a magnetically favorable orientation for non-oriented electrical steels.

  5. Texture Evolution of a Non-oriented Electrical Steel Cold Rolled at Directions Different from the Hot Rolling Direction

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    He, Youliang; Hilinski, Erik; Li, Jian

    2015-11-01

    With the objective of optimizing the crystallographic texture of non-oriented electrical steel, i.e., reducing the //ND and //RD fibers and promoting the //ND texture, a new rolling scheme was proposed and tested, in which the cold rolling direction (CRD) was intentionally inclined at an angle to the hot rolling direction (HRD) in order to change the orientation flow paths during cold rolling and alter the final texture of the annealed sheets. A non-oriented electrical steel containing 0.88 wt pct Si was hot rolled using conventional routes and annealed, and a number of rectangular plates were cut from the hot band with the longitudinal directions inclined at various angles, i.e., 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 deg, to the HRD. These plates were then cold rolled along the longitudinal directions with a thickness reduction of 72 pct. The cold-rolled samples were annealed, temper rolled and annealed again (final annealing). The texture evolution during hot rolling, hot band annealing, cold rolling, and final annealing was characterized by electron backscatter diffraction and X-ray diffraction techniques. By changing the CRD with respect to the HRD, the initial texture and the orientation flow paths were altered, which resulted in apparent differences in the textures as compared to conventional cold rolling. After temper rolling and final annealing, the recrystallization textures consisted of mainly a //ND fiber and there was almost no //ND fiber. The sample cold rolled at an angle of 60 deg to the HRD had the strongest texture (intensity almost 2× of conventional rolling) with a maximum at the cube {001} orientation—a magnetically favorable orientation for non-oriented electrical steels.

  6. Troll, a Language for specifying Dice-rolls

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    Mogensen, Torben Ægidius

    2009-01-01

    Dice are used in many games, and often in fairly complex ways that make it difficult to unambiguously describe the dice-roll mechanism in plain language. Many role-playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, use a formalised notation for some instances of dice-rolls. This notation, once explained, make dice-roll descriptions concise and unambiguous. Furthermore, the notation has been used in automated tools for pseudo-random dice-rolling (typically used when playing over the Internet). This notation is, however, fairly limited in the types of dice-rolls it can describe, so most games still use natural language to describe rolls. Even Dungeons & Dragons use formal notation only for some of the dice-roll methods used in the game. Hence, a more complete notation is in this paper proposed, and a tool for pseudo-random rolls and (nearly) exact probability calculations is described. The notation is called "Troll", combining the initial of the Danish word for dice ("terninger") with the English word "roll". It is a development of the language Roll described in an earlier paper. The present paper describes the most important features of Troll and its implementation.

  7. Boundary layer roll circulations during FIRE

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    Shirer, Hampton N.; Haack, Tracy

    1990-01-01

    The probable mechanism underlying the development of boundary layer roll circulations are studied using wind and temperature profiles measured by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Electra during the stratocumulus phase of the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE). The expected, or preferred, roll orientations, horizontal wavelengths, and propagation periods are determined by finding the minimum values of the dynamic and thermodynamic forcing parameters, which here are the eddy Reynolds number (Re) and moist Rayleigh number (Ra sub m). These minimum values depend on the height z sub T of the capping temperature inversion and on the values of the Fourier coefficients of the background height-dependent vector wind profile. As input to our nonlinear spectral model, descent and ascent runs by the Electra provide for initial estimates of the inversion height and the wind profiles. In the first phase of the investigation presented here, a mechanism is said to be a probable contributor to the development of roll circulations within the stratocumulus-topped boundary layer if the modeled roll orientation and wavelengths agree with their observed values. Preliminary results using the 14-coefficient model of Haack-Hirschberg (1988) are discussed for the 7 July 1987 Electra Mission 188-A (Flight 5). This mission was flown across a sharp cloud boundary that was within a LANDSAT/SPOT scene. The stratocumulus deck was relatively solid in the eastern part of the scene, while there was a rapid decrease in cloud cover to scattered cumulus clouds aligned in streets to the west. These cloud streets were oriented nearly parallel to the mean wind direction in the layer, which was approximately 340 degrees. The hypothesis that roll circulations occurred in both the relatively clear and the cloudy regions is investigated using as model input a descent profile obtained in the relatively clear air and an ascent profile obtained in the cloudy air. Initial results for the clear air case are that the pure inflection point mode is not possible and the pure thermal mode was oriented 35 degrees to the right of the mean wind direction. The origin of this unacceptably large discrepancy between the observed and modeled results will be investigated further and the conclusions reported at the next FIRE workshop.

  8. Texture analysis of cold rolled and annealed aluminum alloy produced by twin-roll casting

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    Juliana de Paula Martins

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available A 7.4 mm thick strip of 3003 aluminum alloy produced by the industrial twin-roll casting (TRC process was homogenized at 500 °C for 12 hours, after which it was cold rolled in two conditions: 1 to reduce the strip's thickness by 67%, and 2 to reduce it by 91%. The alloy was annealed at 400 °C for 1 hour in both conditions. The results revealed that a rotated cube texture, the {001} component, predominated in the as-cast condition and was transformed into brass, copper and S type textures during the cold rolling process. There was practically no difference between the deformation textures at the two thickness reductions.

  9. Low Band Gap Polymers for Roll-to-Roll Coated Organic Photovoltaics – Design, Synthesis and Characterization

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    Bundgaard, Eva; Hagemann, Ole

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we present the design and synthesis of 25 new low band gap polymers. The polymers were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy which showed optical band gaps of 2.0–0.9 eV. The polymers which were soluble enough were applied in organic photovoltaics, both small area devices with a spin coated active layer and in large area modules where all layers including the active layer were either roll-to-roll coated or printed. These experiments showed that the design of polymers compatible with roll-toroll coating is not straightforward and that there are various issues such as donor/acceptor fitting within the polymer, side chains to ensure solubility and HOMO/LUMO level alignment with the acceptor (e.g. [60]PCBM) to take into consideration.

  10. Rolls-Royce digital Rod Control System

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    Full text of publication follows: Rolls-Royce has developed a new generation of Rod Control System, based on 40 years of experience. The fifth-generation Rod Control System (RCS) from Rolls-Royce offers a reliable, modular design with adaptability to your preferred platform, for modernization projects or new reactors. Flexible implementation provides the option for you to keep existing cabinets, which permits you to optimize installation approach. Main features for the power part: - Control Rod Drive Mechanism (CRDM) type: 3-coil. - Independent control of each sub-bank. - Each sub-bank is controlled by a cycler unit and 3 identical power racks, each including 4 identical power modules and a common power-supply module. - Coil-per-coil digital control: each power module embeds power-conversion, current-control, and current-monitoring functions for one coil. Control and monitoring are carried out by separate electronics in the module. Current is digitized and fully monitored by means of min-max templates. - A double-hold function is included: a power module assigned to a gripper will activate its coil if a fault risking to cause a reactor trip occurs. - Power modules are standardized, hot-pluggable and self-configured: a power module includes a set of parameters for each type of coil SG, MG, LC. The module recognizes the rack it is plugged in, and chooses automatically parameters to be used. Main benefits: - Reduced operational, maintenance, training, and inventory costs: standardization of power modules and integration of control and monitoring on the same PC-card lead to a drastic reduction of spare part types, and simplification of the system. - Easy maintenance: - Replacement of a power module solves nearly all failures due to current control or monitoring for a coil. It is done instantly thanks to hot-plug capability. - On the front plate of power-modules, LEDs provide useful information for diagnostic: current setpoint from cycler, output current bar-graph representing min-max monitoring thresholds, and grouped faults. Plugs allow output current checking per coil. - From the cycler, the output current can be forced on a rack for test, while ensuring that rods are held by another available gripper rack. - Low power dissipation: no need for multiplexing or LC-inhibition thyristors - Commissioning: 3-thyristor well-tried half bridges (no energy storage), fuses for protection of feed-through penetrations. The paper will present in details the technical features of the Rolls-Royce Rod Control System and the main benefits to use it. About Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce is a global business providing integrated power systems for use on land, at sea and in the air. The Group has a balanced business portfolio with leading market positions. Rolls-Royce has a broad range of civil nuclear expertise, including work related to licensing and safety reviews, engineering design, supply chain management, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the nuclear island systems and equipments, as well as operational management and through life support. Rolls-Royce benefits of a strong reputation worldwide and of a unique experience in the nuclear market. (author)

  11. EVOLUTION OF THE AUSTENITE GRAIN SIZE DURING HOT STRIP ROLLING OF NIOBIUM MICROALLOYED STEELS

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    Antonio Augusto Gorni

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of dynamic recrystallization in the intermediate stands of the Finishing Mill of a Hot Strip Mill promotes substantial softening of the rolling stock, a situation that can cause operational problems and even scrapping of the strip. The aim of this work was to identify the specific process conditions that can lead to this situation, which was carried out through the application of a microstructural evolution model. It was verified, for the specific conditions of the Cubatão Works of Usiminas, that this problem generally occurs during the processing of thin hot coils, with a relatively low Nb content and under rolling temperatures slightly lower than the normal range.

  12. Lengthening the lifetime of roll-to-roll produced polymer solar cells

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    Madsen, Morten Vesterager

    2013-01-01

    The field of polymer solar cells is a field with an exponential growth in the number of published papers. It is a field defined by a set of challenges including; efficiency, stability and processability. Before all of these challenges have been addressed; polymer solar cells will not be a commercial success. This dissertation is devoted primarily to the study of the stability of polymer solar cells, and more specifically to designing and verifying experimental techniques, procedures, and automated solutions to stability tests and characterization. The goal of the project was to expand the knowledge of the degradation mechanisms involved in roll-to-roll coated polymer solar cells. While only a part of the experiments have directly involved roll-to-roll coated devices, most of the work is applicable to coated devices. The first part of the dissertation is devoted to the study of in-depth morphology of polymer solar cells using ellipsometry. It was demonstrated that ellipsometry can be used as a non destructive depth profiling technique to obtain compositional morphology of the active layer of roll-to-roll coated samples. The second and third part is devoted to the study of photo-chemical degradation of the active layer materials. The second part details the building of an automated setup for stability tests and presents results on thickness and absorbance dependence of the photo-chemical stability, acceptor stability, and the influence of intrinsic polymer parameters on stability. In the third part two light concentrating setups, built during the PhD, are detailed and results based on high intensity photodegradation studies presented. In the last part of the dissertation the use of TOF-SIMS for polymer solar cell characterization is detailed and the results on intrinsic barrier effects and degradation patterns are summarized.

  13. Development of a twin roll caster for light metals

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    T. Haga

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Purpose of this paper is to show the development of a twin roll caster for aluminium alloy. One of the developments was the increase of the roll speed. The increase of the roll speed was essential to improve the low productivity of the twin roll caster. Limitation of the alloys, which can be cast into the strip, could be enlarged by the method to increase the roll speed. The method to increase the roll speed was useful to increase the cooling rate of the cast strip. The devices to increase the roll speed were shown in this paper. Other development was invention of the twin roll caster to cast clad strip. The twin roll casters to cast two layers clad strip, three layers clad strip and five layers clad strip were invented.Design/methodology/approach: Increase of roll speed was attained by the use of a copper roll and a nozzle, operation of the low temperature casting and non-use of parting material. A scraper was adopted to the twin roll caster for clad strip to prevent the mixture of the molten metals and to control the surface condition. The devices to increase the roll speed were useful for the roll caster to cast clad strip.Findings: The aluminium alloy strip could be cast at the speeds up to 90 m/min. The aluminium alloy which has wide freezing zone like Al-25%Si could be cast into the strip. Two layers, three layers and five layers of clad strips could be cast.Research limitations/implications: The roll casters were laboratory size. Therefore, it was not clear of the ability of the casting of the long size and wide size strips.Practical implications: The productivity of aluminium alloy strip is increased. The property of the aluminium alloy strip is improved. The aluminium alloy, which was too brittle to be formed into the plate, will be cast into strip directly from melt. The process and energy to make the brazing sheet will be saved by the roll caster of the present study.Originality/value: The invented roll casters, devices for casting and properties of the cast strips are original.

  14. Roll-to-Roll Fabricated Polymer Solar Cells: Towards Low Environmental Impact and Reporting Consensus

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    Larsen-Olsen, Thue Trofod

    2013-01-01

    The sun is by far the largest source of renewable energy available; consequently solar cells, which are able to convert light into electricity, have the technical potential to cover the global energy needs. Polymer solar cells (PSCs) on flexible plastic substrate have a low embodied energy and can be processed by fast roll-to-roll (R2R) methods, using earth abundant materials, and thus deliver the prospects to fulfil this potential. A strong polarization in PSC research efforts have led to diver...

  15. Roll-to-roll gravure with nanomaterials for printing smart packaging.

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    Jung, Minhun; Kim, Junseok; Koo, Hyunmo; Lee, Wookyu; Subramanian, Vivek; Cho, Gyoujin

    2014-02-01

    Roll-to-roll (R2R) gravure is considered one of the highest throughput tools for manufacturing inexpensive and flexible ubiquitous IT devices called "smart packaging" in which NFC (near-field communication) transponder, sensors, ADC (analog-to-digital converter), simple processor and signage are all integrated on paper or plastic foils. In this review, we show R2R gravure can be employed to print smart packaging, starting from printing simple electrodes, dielectrics, capacitors, diodes and thin film transistors with appropriate nanomaterial-based inks on plastic foils. PMID:24749427

  16. Towards Realizing High-Throughput, Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Flexible Electronic Systems

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    Xiaohui Lin

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available High-rate roll-to-roll (R2R tracker systems are utilized for large volume flexible electronic device manufacturing, and the current alignment mechanism between layers is mainly achieved by relying on passive techniques. In this paper, we present a machine vision based alignment strategy that is used to achieve precise registration for stacking multilayers. Based on this strategy, we demonstrate two-layer printing with alignment accuracy better than 100 ?m in web moving direction and 200 ?m in lateral direction at a web rate of 5 m/min.

  17. Using Light-Induced Thermocleavage in a Roll-to-Roll Process for Polymer Solar Cells

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    Krebs, Frederik C; Norrman, Kion

    2010-01-01

    We report on the use of intense visible light with a narrow spectral distribution matched to the region where the conjugated polymer material absorbs to selectively heat the active material and induce thermocleavage. We show a full roll-to-roll process, leading to complete large-area polymer solar cell modules using light-induced thermocleavage. The process employs full solution processing in air for all five layers in the device and does not employ indium?tin oxide or vacuum processing. The pro...

  18. Ellipsometry as a Nondestructive Depth Profiling Tool for Roll-to-Roll Manufactured Flexible Solar Cells

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    Vesterager Madsen, Morten; Sylvester-Hvid, Kristian O.; Dastmalchi, Babak; Hingerl, Kurt; Norrman, Kion; Tromholt, Thomas; Manceau, Matthieu; Angmo, Dechan; Krebs, Frederik C

    2011-01-01

    We show that it is possible to perform ellipsometry on large area roll-to-roll (R2R) coated solar cells on flexible substrates and further demonstrate that the slot-die coating technique employed yields the same bulk heterojunction (BHJ) film morphology and vertical phase separation as laboratory samples prepared by the spin coating technique. The solar cell device geometry was Kapton/Al/Cr/P3HT:PCBM/PEDOT:PSS/Ag. Variable angle ellipsometry was used to determine the optical dispersions of the p...

  19. Low Band Gap Polymers for Roll-to-Roll Coated Polymer Solar Cells

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    2010-01-01

    We present the synthesis of a low band gap copolymer based on dithienothiophene and dialkoxybenzothiadiazole (poly(dithienothiophene-co-dialkoxybenzothiadiazole), PDTTDABT). The optical properties of the polymer showed a band gap of 1.6 eV and a sky-blue color in solid films. The polymer was explored in roll-to-roll coating experiments and was optimized with respect to the manufacturing process and mixing ratio with [60]PCBM through a series of experiments with variation of the composition in st...

  20. Roll-to-Roll fabrication of large area functional organic materials

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    Søndergaard, Roar R.; Hösel, Markus; Krebs, Frederik C

    2013-01-01

    With the prospect of extremely fast manufacture of very low cost devices, organic electronics prepared by thin film processing techniques that are compatible with roll-to-roll (R2R) methods are presently receiving an increasing interest. Several technologies using organic thin films are at the point, where transfer from the laboratory to a more production-oriented environment is within reach. In this review, we aim at giving an overview of some of the R2R-compatible techniques that can be used i...

  1. Large-scale roll-to-roll photonic sintering of flexo printed silver nanoparticle electrodes

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    Hösel, Markus; Krebs, Frederik C.

    2012-01-01

    In this report we employ static and roll-to-roll (R2R) photonic sintering processes on flexo printed silver nanoparticle-based electrode structures with a heat-sensitive 60 mm thin barrier foil as a substrate.We use large area electrode structures to visualize the increased optical footprint of single and quadruple flashes, and the R2R challenges in the form of overlapping exposures. It is shown that single flash exposure is enough to significantly increase the conductivity and adhesion witho...

  2. Production Of Tandem Amorphous Silicon Alloy Solar Cells In A Continuous Roll-To-Roll Process

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    Izu, Masat; Ovshinsky, Stanford R.

    1983-09-01

    A roll-to-roll plasma deposition machine for depositing multi-layered amorphous alloys has been developed. The plasma deposition machine (approximately 35 ft. long) has multiple deposition areas and processes 16-inch wide stainless steel substrate continuously. Amorphous photovoltaic thin films (less than 1pm) having a six layered structure (PINPIN) are deposited on a roll of 16-inch wide 1000 ft. long stainless steel substrate, continu-ously, in a single pass. Mass production of low-cost tandem amorphous solar cells utilizing roll-to-roll processes is now possible. A commercial plant utilizing this plasma deposition machine for manufacturing tandem amorphous silicon alloy solar cells is now in operation. At Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD), one of the major tasks of the photovoltaic group has been the scale-up of the plasma deposition process for the production of amorphous silicon alloy solar cells. Our object has been to develop the most cost effective way of producing amorphous silicon alloy solar cells having the highest efficiency. The amorphous silicon alloy solar cell which we produce has the following layer structure: 1. Thin steel substrate. 2. Multi-layered photovoltaic amorphous silicon alloy layers (approximately 1pm thick; tandem cells have six layers). 3. ITO. 4. Grid pattern. 5. Encapsulant. The deposition of the amorphous layer is technologically the key process. It was clear to us from the beginning of this scale-up program that amorphous silicon alloy solar cells produced in wide width, continuous roll-to-roll production process would be ultimate lowest cost solar cells according to the following reasons. First of all, the material cost of our solar cells is low because: (1) the total thickness of active material is less than 1pm, and the material usage is very small; (2) silicon, fluorine, hydrogen, and other materials used in the device are abundant and low cost; (3) thin, low-cost substrate is used; and (4) product yield is high. In addition, the development of high efficiency cells in future time will further reduce the material cost. Secondly, the labor cost associated with the production of our solar cells is low because our process utilizes simple, high production rate, highly automated processing for the complete fabrication of photovoltaic modules. Specifically, six layers of tandem amorphous silicon alloy solar cell are plasma-deposited on a roll of wide stainless steel substrate, continuously in a single pass. Over one order of magnitude increase in the line speed is straightforward from an engineering point of view. Other downstream process steps for the fabrication of photovoltaic modules also utilize simple, high production rate, highly automated machineries.

  3. High resolution UV roll-to-roll nanoimprinting of resin moulds and subsequent replication via thermal nanoimprint lithography

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    UV roll-to-roll nanoimprinting at high resolution is still a relatively unexplored field of study with far-reaching application potential. One enabling technology that is particularly worthy of attention is mass production of high resolution resin moulds via UV roll-to-roll nanoimprinting at such high throughput and low cost that they can be used only once and disposed of or recycled economically. Low cost, high resolution resin moulds can greatly improve the production cost profile for a number of applications in biomedicine, nanofluidics, data storage and electronics with relatively low unit values but which require one or more nanoscale lithography steps. In this report, UV roll-to-roll nanoimprinting was employed to fabricate high fidelity resin moulds with nanoscale as well as mixed micro- and nanoscale features down to 50 nm feature diameter, at up to 120 cm2 area and at 10 m min?1 throughput. UV roll-to-roll nanoimprinted resin moulds were subsequently segmented out, employed in a batch mode thermal nanoimprinting process, and characterized to study performance and demonstrate viability. The results show that high resolution mixed nanostructures can be faithfully replicated in PMMA on silicon substrates with minimal volumetric shrinkage. Process details and challenges specific to roll-to-roll fabrication of resin moulds are discussed at length, particularly with respect to the curvature uniformity of the imprint roller. (paper)

  4. Modelling of spring roll actuators based on viscoelastic dielectric elastomers

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    Zhang, Junshi; Chen, Hualing; Tang, Liling; Li, Bo; Sheng, Junjie; Liu, Lei

    2015-06-01

    In this article, the effect of viscoelastic deformation is analyzed theoretically to evaluate the performance of spring roll dielectric elastomer (DE) actuators. By patterning the electrodes on the rolls, respectively, two functions are studied: axial elongation and bending. The thermodynamic model of viscoelastic DE spring roll is established, and the governing equation is deduced by the free energy method. It is found that when the applied voltage is static and relatively small, both the axial elongated and bending deformed spring rolls can reach equilibrium after viscoelastic relaxation. The evolutions in different timescales and the final profile are presented. The dynamic response is studied as well, by applying a sinusoidal voltage. For the axial elongated spring roll, viscoelasticity can reduce amplitude and increase mean stretch of the actuator. For the bending deformed spring rolls, the results indicate that the spring stiffness has a more significant impact on dynamic performance compared to the effect of voltage.

  5. A review on hot direct rolling of hsla steel

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    The evolution of economically viable high strength low alloy structural steels (HSLA) with a good weld ability is probably the most significant metallurgical achievement of the steel industry in the last few decades. In these developments during thermo mechanical processing grain refinement is achieved by refining the as rolled austenite phase prior to transformation and introducing a high density of ferrite nucleation sites during rolling. A current trend in thermo mechanical processing of steel is to integrate the rolling process with continuous casting process. The development of a direct linkage between the continuous casting machine and hot working processes is suggested by economic considerations. However, hot charge rolling (HCR) and hot direct rolling (HDR) of micro alloyed steels affect mechanical properties significantly compared with conventional controlled rolling(CCR). (author)

  6. Rolling up Ge microtube from bare-Ge substrate

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    Highlights: • We propose a new way to fabricate rolled up solid state Ge microtubes by ion implantation. • The strain for rolling up microtube comes from proton implantation damage. • This method can be applied any position of Ge substrate. - Abstract: We show Ge microtubes can be rolled-up from bare-Ge wafer at almost any position, once these films are released from its substrate

  7. High speed twin roll casting of 6061 alloy strips

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    Haga, T.; Sakaguchi, H.; Watari, H; S.Kumai

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper is to clear the possibility of high speed roll casting of thin strips of two aluminum alloys:6061 and recycled 6061. Mechanical properties of the roll cast 6061 and recycled 6061 strips were investigated inthe frame of this purpose.Design/methodology/approach: Methods used in the present study were high speed twin roll caster and lowtemperature casting. These methods were used to realize rapid solidification and increase the casting speed.Findings: are that 6061 and rec...

  8. Parametric roll resonance monitoring using signal-based detection

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    Galeazzi, Roberto; Blanke, Mogens; Falkenberg, Thomas; Poulsen, Niels Kjølstad; Violaris, Nikos; Storhaug, Gaute; Huss, Mikael

    2015-01-01

    Extreme roll motion of ships can be caused by several phenomena, one of which is parametric roll resonance. Several incidents occurred unexpectedly around the millennium and caused vast fiscal losses on large container vessels. The phenomenon is now well understood and some consider parametric roll a curiosity, others have concerns. This study employs novel signalbased detection algorithms to analyse logged motion data from a container vessel (2800 TEU) and a large car and truck carrier (LCTC) d...

  9. Entry Strategies to Indonesian Market Case: MoveaRoll

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    Islam, Zahedul

    2013-01-01

    MoveRoll Oy, an internationally growing and expanding Finnish company located in Porvoo, has invented a unique technology to produce a paper roll conveyor which the company believes will revolutionise the paper roll handling industry. Moreover, after establishing itself in the Finnish market, the company has started expanding its business to countries like Sweden, USA, and China. Likewise, the process of expanding to the Russian market is currently underway and the company has recently launch...

  10. High speed twin roll caste for aluminum alloy thin strip

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    Haga, T.; H. Inui; Sakaguchi, H.; Watari, H; S. Kumaic

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: In the present study, effectiveness of a high-speed twin roll caster for recycling aluminum alloy was investigated.Design/methodology/approach: The effects of the high-speed twin roll caster on alleviating the deterioration of mechanical properties by impurities were investigated. Properties of the cast strip were investigated by metalography, a tension test, and a bending test.Findings: A vertical type twin roll caster for strip casting of aluminum alloys was devised. The strip, whi...

  11. Temperature and heat flux fast estimation during rolling process

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    Weisz-Patrault, Daniel; Ehrlacher, Alain; Legrand, Nicolas

    2014-01-01

    Monitoring and controlling flatness during the rolling process becomes critical for ensuring the product quality. Flatness defects are due to highly three-dimensional phenomena. Indeed, strips with different widths are rolled during the same campaign and cooling systems are heterogeneous along the axial direction to modify the thermal expansion of the roll. Therefore this paper presents a fully three-dimensional inverse analytical method to determine the temperature field and heat fluxes (esp...

  12. Anti Roll Tanks in Pure Car and Truck Carriers

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    Windén, Björn

    2009-01-01

    This is a master thesis conducted at KTH Centre for Naval Architecture in collaboration with Wallenius Marine AB. Rolling motions is something that is undesired in all kinds of seafaring. In terms of propulsion resistance, comfort and route planning it would be desirable to reduce these motions. This thesis is an investigation on how different roll stabilising systems affect the performance of an 8000 unit PCTC vessel, special emphasis is put on investigating the performance of anti roll tank...

  13. Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — DSS's innovative Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom will provide revolutionary performance when compared to conventional state-of-the-art...

  14. Development and validation of thermal hydraulic code in rolling motion

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    The RELAP5/MOD3.3 code was modified by adding a module calculating the effect of rolling motion and introducing new flow and heat transfer models. The thermal hydraulic code in rolling motion was developed. The experimental data were used to validate the theoretical models and calculation results. It is shown that the new flow and heat transfer models can correctly calculate the frictional resistance and heat transfer coefficients in rolling motion. The developed thermal hydraulic code can be used to simulate the thermal hydraulic system in rolling motion. (authors)

  15. Troll, a Language for specifying Dice-rolls

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    Mogensen, Torben Ægidius

    2009-01-01

    Dice are used in many games, and often in fairly complex ways that make it difficult to unambiguously describe the dice-roll mechanism in plain language. Many role-playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, use a formalised notation for some instances of dice-rolls. This notation, once explained, make dice-roll descriptions concise and unambiguous. Furthermore, the notation has been used in automated tools for pseudo-random dice-rolling (typically used when playing over the Internet). This notat...

  16. Roll caster for the three-layer clad-strip

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    R. Nakamura

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is to show the characteristics of two kinds of roll casters for three-layer clad strip of aluminium alloys. Moreover, the characteristics of these twin roll casters were compeered with the early type of roll casters for clad strip.Design/methodology/approach: Design was tried to attain the fabrication of the roll casters to cast the three-layers-clad-strip. One caster was an unequal diameter roll caster equipped with a scraper. The scraper was adopted to prevent the mixture of different kinds of melts of the alloys. The scraper was used to cast the clad strip with clear interfaces between each strip. The other caster was a tandem type roll caster assembled from two vertical type twin roll casters. A vertical type of twin roll was mounted on the other vertical type of a twin roll caster.Findings: Three layers of clad strips could be cast by two kinds of the roll casters developed in the present study. The casting speed was 20 m/min. This speed was much higher at the conventional twin roll caster for the aluminium alloys. Each strip of three layers clad strip was connected strictly. The element of clad strip did not peel at the interface by continuous bending. The as-cast clad strip could be cold-rolled. The element of alloys did not mix at the connecting interface of the strips. The casting conditions which affected the connecting of the strips and condition of interface were investigated and shown in this paper.Research limitations/implications: The width of the strip was from 30 mm to 50 mm. The casting of the wide strip was not investigated. The alloy used in the present study was only aluminium alloys. The length of the cast strip was 3 m. The thickness of element strip was from 0.8 mm to 1.5 mm. The difference of the melting temperature of the alloys was within 50°C. The number of the layers was less than three layers.Practical implications: The roll caster invented in the present study can be used for the fabrication of the clad strip. The clad strip is, for example, used for the brazing sheet of the radiator for the automotive industry.Originality/value: There was not a report concerning the roll caster for three layers clad strip. The roll casters for clad strips shown in this paper were of an original process. Especially, the use of the scraper in the roll casting was original.

  17. Rolling contact deformation of 1100 aluminum disks

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    Hahn, G. T.; Huang, Q.

    1986-09-01

    The plastic deformation produced by pure, two dimensional, rolling contacts has been studied by subjecting 1100 aluminum disks to repeated contacts with well-defined relative peak contact pressures in the range 2 ? P 0/ k c ? 6.8. Two microstructural conditions are examined: as-received (warm worked) and annealed, displaying cyclic softening and cyclic hardening, respectively. Measurements of the distortion of wire markers imbedded in the rims, microhardness values of the plastically deformed layer, and changes in disk radius and width are reported. These are used to evaluate the plastic circumferential, radial, and axial displacements of the rim surface and the depth of the plastically deformed layer. These features are compared with the classical, elastic-quasi plastic analysis of rolling, and with recent elastic-plastic finite element calculations. The results show that the rim deformation state approaches plane strain when the disk width-to-Hertzian half contact width-ratio B/w ? 200. The presence of a solid lubricant has no detectable influence on the character of the plane strain deformation. The measurements of the per cycle forward (circumferential) displacements for the two conditions are self-consistent and agree with the finite element calculations when the resistance to plastic deformation is attributed to the instantaneous cyclic yield stress, but not when the resistance is identified with the initial monotonie yield stress. At the same time, the extent of the plastic zone is 5× greater than predicted by the analyses. These and other results can be rationalized by drawing on the special features of the resistance to cyclic deformation. They support the view that the deformation produced by the N th rolling contact is governed by the shape of the stress-strain hysteresis loop after the corresponding number of stress-strain cycles which depends on the cycle strain amplitude, degree of reversibility, and the strain path imposed by the contact loading at different depths.

  18. Overlay accuracy on a flexible web with a roll printing process based on a roll-to-roll system

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    Chang, Jaehyuk; Lee, Sunggun; Lee, Ki Beom; Lee, Seungjun; Cho, Young Tae; Seo, Jungwoo; Lee, Sukwon; Jo, Gugrae; Lee, Ki-yong; Kong, Hyang-Shik; Kwon, Sin

    2015-05-01

    For high-quality flexible devices from printing processes based on Roll-to-Roll (R2R) systems, overlay alignment during the patterning of each functional layer poses a major challenge. The reason is because flexible substrates have a relatively low stiffness compared with rigid substrates, and they are easily deformed during web handling in the R2R system. To achieve a high overlay accuracy for a flexible substrate, it is important not only to develop web handling modules (such as web guiding, tension control, winding, and unwinding) and a precise printing tool but also to control the synchronization of each unit in the total system. A R2R web handling system and reverse offset printing process were developed in this work, and an overlay between the 1st and 2nd layers of ±5?m on a 500 mm-wide film was achieved at a ? level of 2.4 and 2.8 (x and y directions, respectively) in a continuous R2R printing process. This paper presents the components and mechanisms used in reverse offset printing based on a R2R system and the printing results including positioning accuracy and overlay alignment accuracy.

  19. Spoilers for roll control of light airplanes

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    Roskam, J.; Kohlman, D. L.; Wentz, W. H.

    1974-01-01

    The paper presents an overview of the state-of-the-art of roll control spoilers for light airplanes. Reasons for using spoilers on light airplanes are presented. Several classical objections to the use of spoilers of such airplanes are critically examined. It is shown that mechanically driven spoiler systems can be designed. Flight test results of a new mechanically driven spoiler on the Redhawk airplane are discussed. Tunnel data of spoilers on the new general aviation airfoil GA(W)-1 are presented. Finally, a bibliography on spoiler data is included.

  20. Corrosion behaviour of different hot rolled steels

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    Perez, F. J.; Martinez, L.; Hierro, M. P.; Gomez, C.; Portela, A. L.; G.N. Pucci; Duday, D.; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline; Greday, Y.

    2006-01-01

    The oxidation-corrosion behaviour of hot rolled alloys was examined by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The corrosion behaviour of the non-oxidised alloys was first determined in order to have a reference behaviour. Then, each alloy was oxidised for 1 and 3 days at 650 degrees C in air and its corrosion behaviour was also determined. For all the alloys, Fe2O3 was formed at the scale-gas interface. However, the Fe2O3 crystallographic structures varied as a function of the alloy composit...

  1. Bayesian Soft Sensing in Cold Sheet Rolling.

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    Dedecius, Kamil; Jirsa, Ladislav

    Praha : ÚTIA AV ?R, v.v.i, 2010. s. 45-45. [6th International Workshop on Data–Algorithms–Decision Making. 2.12.2010-4.12.2010, Jind?ich?v Hradec] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 7D09008 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10750506 Keywords : soft sensor * bayesian statistics * bayesian model averaging Subject RIV: BB - Applied Statistics, Operational Research http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2010/AS/dedecius-bayesian soft sensing in cold sheet rolling.pdf

  2. Convex functions and the rolling circle criterion

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    G. P. Kapoor

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Given 0≤R1≤R2≤∞, CVG(R1,R2 denotes the class of normalized convex functions f in the unit disc U, for which ∂f(U satisfies a Blaschke Rolling Circles Criterion with radii R1 and R2. Necessary and sufficient conditions for R1=R2, growth and distortion theorems for CVG(R1,R2 and rotation theorem for the class of convex functions of bounded type, are found.

  3. Convex functions and the rolling circle criterion

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    Kapoor, G. P.; O. P. Juneja; V.Srinivas

    1995-01-01

    Given 0≤R1≤R2≤∞, CVG(R1,R2) denotes the class of normalized convex functions f in the unit disc U, for which ∂f(U) satisfies a Blaschke Rolling Circles Criterion with radii R1 and R2. Necessary and sufficient conditions for R1=R2, growth and distortion theorems for CVG(R1,R2) and rotation theorem for the class of convex functions of bounded type, are found.

  4. Low Band Gap Polymers for Roll-to-Roll Coated Polymer Solar Cells

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    Bundgaard, Eva; Hagemann, Ole

    2010-01-01

    We present the synthesis of a low band gap copolymer based on dithienothiophene and dialkoxybenzothiadiazole (poly(dithienothiophene-co-dialkoxybenzothiadiazole), PDTTDABT). The optical properties of the polymer showed a band gap of 1.6 eV and a sky-blue color in solid films. The polymer was explored in roll-to-roll coating experiments and was optimized with respect to the manufacturing process and mixing ratio with [60]PCBM through a series of experiments with variation of the composition in steps of 1% w/w of respectively PDTTDABT and [60]PCBM and a relatively broad optimimum was found around a 1:2 mixing ratio. Roll-to-roll coated polymer solar cell devices were prepared under ambient conditions employing solution processing in all steps including the metallic back electrode that was printed as a grid giving semitransparent solar cell devices. Solar cell modules comprising 16 serially connected cells were prepared with a total module active area of 96 cm2. The devices were tested for operational stability under simulated sunlight (AM1.5G) and natural sunlight, and the photochemical stability of the polymer was examined using a combination of UV?vis and IR spectroscopy.

  5. Rudder-Roll Damping Autopilot Robustness to Sway-Yaw-Roll Couplings

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    Blanke, M.; Christensen, A.C.

    1993-01-01

    Contributions of the paper are to advise ways to access the effects of coupling term changes on RRD control, to show the changes in robustness, including roll reduction capability for various parameters, and to provide a complete, parameterized model that can be used for comparison of methodology in RRD design

  6. Roll bonding steps of 6061 aluminum alloy plates during hot rolling of nuclear fuel plates

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    Roll Bonding process is applied to clad the core plate (U3O8+Al), with high strength aluminum alloys during fabrication of plate type nuclear fuel elements for research reactors, and to produce many new constructions which have special uses in industrial applications. In the present work, the steps of the hot roll bonding process were studied using both microscopic examination and mechanical testing. It was found that, there is a threshold of reduction, at which the metallic bond initiates. After this point, the increasing of degree of reduction leads to increase in the bond strength. This reduction threshold was found to be 30%. The final bond strength was about 0.87 of the strength of the base 6061 aluminum alloy at the same conditions of hot working and thermal treatments. The present results showed that at least 81% reduction in thickness is required to produce the required bond between the cladding and both core plate and frame for roll bonded plates with the standard roll bonding method. (author)

  7. High-speed roll-to-roll manufacturing of graphene using a concentric tube CVD reactor

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    Polsen, Erik S.; McNerny, Daniel Q.; Viswanath, B.; Pattinson, Sebastian W.; John Hart, A.

    2015-05-01

    We present the design of a concentric tube (CT) reactor for roll-to-roll chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on flexible substrates, and its application to continuous production of graphene on copper foil. In the CTCVD reactor, the thin foil substrate is helically wrapped around the inner tube, and translates through the gap between the concentric tubes. We use a bench-scale prototype machine to synthesize graphene on copper substrates at translation speeds varying from 25?mm/min to 500?mm/min, and investigate the influence of process parameters on the uniformity and coverage of graphene on a continuously moving foil. At lower speeds, high-quality monolayer graphene is formed; at higher speeds, rapid nucleation of small graphene domains is observed, yet coalescence is prevented by the limited residence time in the CTCVD system. We show that a smooth isothermal transition between the reducing and carbon-containing atmospheres, enabled by injection of the carbon feedstock via radial holes in the inner tube, is essential to high-quality roll-to-roll graphene CVD. We discuss how the foil quality and microstructure limit the uniformity of graphene over macroscopic dimensions. We conclude by discussing means of scaling and reconfiguring the CTCVD design based on general requirements for 2-D materials manufacturing.

  8. Upscaling of polymer solar cell fabrication using full roll-to-roll processing

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    Krebs, Frederik C; Tromholt, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    Upscaling of the manufacture of polymer solar cells is detailed with emphasis on cost analysis and practical approach. The device modules were prepared using both slot-die coating and screen printing the active layers in the form of stripes that were serially connected. The stripe width was varied and the resultant performance analysed. Wider stripes give access to higher geometric fill factors and lower aperture loss while they also present larger sheet resistive losses. An optimum was found through preparation of serially connected stripes having widths of 9, 13 and 18 mm with nominal geometric fill factors (excluding bus bars) of 50, 67 and 75% respectively. In addition modules with lengths of 6, 10, 20, 22.5 and 25 cm were explored. The devices were prepared by full roll-to-roll solution processing in a web width of 305 mm and roll lengths of up to 200 m. The devices were encapsulated with a barrier material in a full roll-to-roll process using standard adhesives giving the devices excellent stability during storage and operation. The total area of processed polymer solar cell was around 60 m2 per run. The solar cells were characterised using a roll-to-roll system comprising a solar simulator and an IV-curve tracer. After characterisation the solar cell modules were cut into sheets using a sheeting machine and contacted using button contacts applied by crimping. Based on this a detailed cost analysis was made showing that it is possible to prepare complete and contacted polymer solar cell modules on this scale at an area cost of 89 m-2 and an electricity cost of 8.1 Wp-1. The cost analysis was separated into the manufacturing cost, materials cost and also the capital investment required for setting up a complete production plant on this scale. Even though the cost in Wp-1 is comparable to the cost for electricity using existing technologies the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) is expected to be significantly higher than the existing technologies due to the inferior operational lifetime. The presented devices are thus competitive for consumer electronics but ill-suited for on-grid electricity production in their current form.

  9. Scalable, ambient atmosphere roll-to-roll manufacture of encapsulated large area, flexible organic tandem solar cell modules

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    Andersen, Thomas Rieks; Dam, Henrik Friis

    2014-01-01

    Inline printing and coating methods have been demonstrated to enable a high technical yield of fully roll-to-roll processed polymer tandem solar cell modules. We demonstrate generality by employing different material sets and also describe how the ink systems must be carefully co-developed in order to reach the ambitious objective of a fully printed and coated 14-layer flexible tandem solar cell stack. The roll-to-roll methodologies involved are flexographic printing, rotary screen printing, slot-die coating, X-ray scattering, electrical testing and UV-lamination. Their combination enables the manufacture of completely functional devices in exceptionally high yields. Critical to the ink and process development is a carefully chosen technology transfer to industry method where first a roll coater is employed enabling contactless stack build up, followed by a small roll-to-roll coater fitted to an X-ray machine enabling in situ studies of wet ink deposition and drying mechanisms, ultimately elucidating how a robust inline processed recombination layer is key to a high technical yield. Finally, the transfer to full roll-to-roll processing is demonstrated.

  10. A life cycle analysis of polymer solar cell modules prepared using roll-to-roll methods under ambient conditions

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    Espinosa Martinez, Nieves; García-Valverde, Rafael; Urbina, Antonio; Krebs, Frederik C

    2011-01-01

    A life cycle analysis was performed on a full roll-to-roll coating procedure used for the manufacture of flexible polymer solar cell modules. The process known as ProcessOne employs a polyester substrate with a sputtered layer of the transparent conductor indium-tin-oxide (ITO). The ITO film was processed into the required pattern using a full roll-to-roll process, employing screen printing of an etch resist and then applying etching, stripping, washing and drying procedures. The three subsequen...

  11. High speed twin roll caste for aluminum alloy thin strip

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    T. Haga

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the present study, effectiveness of a high-speed twin roll caster for recycling aluminum alloy was investigated.Design/methodology/approach: The effects of the high-speed twin roll caster on alleviating the deterioration of mechanical properties by impurities were investigated. Properties of the cast strip were investigated by metalography, a tension test, and a bending test.Findings: A vertical type twin roll caster for strip casting of aluminum alloys was devised. The strip, which was thinner than 3 mm, could be cast at speeds higher than 60 m/min. Features of the twin roll casters are as below. Copper rolls were used and lubricant was not used in order to increase the casting speed. A casting nozzle was used to set the solidification length precisely. Heat transfer between melt and the roll was improved by hydrostatic pressure of the melt. Separating force was very small in order to prevent sticking of the strip to the roll. Low superheat casting was carried out in order to improve microstructure of the strip. In the present study, effectiveness of a high-speed and high-cooling rate twin roll caster of the present study for recycling aluminum alloy was investigated. Fe was added as impurity to 6063 and A356. The roll caster of the present study was useful to decrease the influence of impurity of Fe.Research limitations/implications: A high-speed twin roll caster of vertical type was designed and assembled to cast aluminum alloy thin strip.Originality/value: The results demonstrate that the high-speed twin roll caster can improve the deterioration by impurities.

  12. Terminal retrograde turn of rolling rings

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    Jalali, Mir Abbas; Sarebangholi, Milad S.; Alam, Mohammad-Reza

    2015-09-01

    We report an unexpected reverse spiral turn in the final stage of the motion of rolling rings. It is well known that spinning disks rotate in the same direction of their initial spin until they stop. While a spinning ring starts its motion with a kinematics similar to disks, i.e., moving along a cycloidal path prograde with the direction of its rigid body rotation, the mean trajectory of its center of mass later develops an inflection point so that the ring makes a spiral turn and revolves in a retrograde direction around a new center. Using high speed imaging and numerical simulations of models featuring a rolling rigid body, we show that the hollow geometry of a ring tunes the rotational air drag resistance so that the frictional force at the contact point with the ground changes its direction at the inflection point and puts the ring on a retrograde spiral trajectory. Our findings have potential applications in designing topologically new surface-effect flying objects capable of performing complex reorientation and translational maneuvers.

  13. Curious terminal turn of rolling rings

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    Jalali, Mir Abbas; Alam, Reza

    2014-01-01

    We report an unexpected reverse spiral turn in the final stage of the motion of rolling rings. It is well known that spinning disks have definite centers of rotation until they stop. While a spinning ring starts its motion with a similar kinematics, moving along a cycloidal path prograde with the direction of its rigid body rotation, the mean trajectory of its center of mass develops an inflection point so that the ring makes a spiral turn and revolves in a retrograde direction around a new center. Using high speed imaging and numerical simulations of models featuring a rolling rigid body, we show that the hollow geometry of a ring tunes the rotational air drag resistance so that the frictional force at the contact point with the ground changes its direction at the inflection point and puts the ring on a retrograde spiral trajectory. Our findings have potential applications in designing topologically new surface-effect flying objects capable of performing complex reorientation and translational maneuvers.

  14. Precision instrumentation for rolling element bearing characterization.

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    Marsh, Eric R; Vigliano, Vincent C; Weiss, Jeffrey R; Moerlein, Alex W; Vallance, R Ryan

    2007-03-01

    This article describes an instrument to measure the error motion of rolling element bearings. This challenge is met by simultaneously satisfying four requirements. First, an axial preload must be applied to seat the rolling elements in the bearing races. Second, one of the races must spin under the influence of an applied torque. Third, rotation of the remaining race must be prevented in a way that leaves the radial, axial/face, and tilt displacements free to move. Finally, the bearing must be fixtured and measured without introducing off-axis loading or other distorting influences. In the design presented here, an air bearing reference spindle with error motion of less than 10 nm rotates the inner race of the bearing under test. Noninfluencing couplings are used to prevent rotation of the bearing outer race and apply an axial preload without distorting the bearing or influencing the measurement. Capacitive displacement sensors with 2 nm resolution target the nonrotating outer race. The error motion measurement repeatability is shown to be less than 25 nm. The article closes with a discussion of how the instrument may be used to gather data with sufficient resolution to accurately estimate the contact angle of deep groove ball bearings. PMID:17411223

  15. Precision instrumentation for rolling element bearing characterization

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    This article describes an instrument to measure the error motion of rolling element bearings. This challenge is met by simultaneously satisfying four requirements. First, an axial preload must be applied to seat the rolling elements in the bearing races. Second, one of the races must spin under the influence of an applied torque. Third, rotation of the remaining race must be prevented in a way that leaves the radial, axial/face, and tilt displacements free to move. Finally, the bearing must be fixtured and measured without introducing off-axis loading or other distorting influences. In the design presented here, an air bearing reference spindle with error motion of less than 10 nm rotates the inner race of the bearing under test. Noninfluencing couplings are used to prevent rotation of the bearing outer race and apply an axial preload without distorting the bearing or influencing the measurement. Capacitive displacement sensors with 2 nm resolution target the nonrotating outer race. The error motion measurement repeatability is shown to be less than 25 nm. The article closes with a discussion of how the instrument may be used to gather data with sufficient resolution to accurately estimate the contact angle of deep groove ball bearings

  16. High-precision thickness setting models for titanium alloy plate cold rolling without tension

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    Wang, Xiaochen; Yang, Quan; He, Fei; Sun, Youzhao; Xiao, Huifang

    2015-03-01

    Due to its highly favorable physical and chemical properties, titanium and titanium alloy are widely used in a variety of industries. Because of the low output of a single batch, plate cold rolling without tension is the most common rolling production method for titanium alloy. This method is lack of on-line thickness closed-loop control, with carefully thickness setting models for precision. A set of high-precision thickness setting models are proposed to suit the production method. Because of frequent variations in rolling specification, a model structural for the combination of analytical models and statistical models is adopted to replace the traditional self-learning method. The deformation resistance and friction factor, the primary factors which affect model precision, are considered as the objectives of statistical modeling. Firstly, the coefficient fitting of deformation resistance analytical model based on over-determined equations set is adopted. Additionally, a support vector machine(SVM) is applied to the modeling of the deformation resistance and friction factor. The setting models are applied to a 1450 plate-coiling mill for titanium alloy plate rolling, and then thickness precision is found consistently to be within 3%, exceeding the precision of traditional setting models with a self-learning method based on a large number of stable rolling data. Excellent application performance is obtained. The proposed research provides a set of high-precision thickness setting models which are well adapted to the characteristics of titanium alloy plate cold rolling without tension.

  17. 40 CFR 426.30 - Applicability; description of the rolled glass manufacturing subcategory.

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    2010-07-01

    ... rolled glass manufacturing subcategory. 426.30 Section 426.30 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS GLASS MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Rolled Glass Manufacturing Subcategory § 426.30 Applicability; description of the rolled...

  18. Study of Titanium Alloy Sheet During H-sectioned Rolling Forming Using the Taguchi Method

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    This study employs commercial DEFORM three-dimensional finite element code to investigate the plastic deformation behavior of Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy sheet during the H-sectioned rolling process. The simulations are based on a rigid-plastic model and assume that the upper and lower rolls are rigid bodies and that the temperature rise induced during rolling is sufficiently small that it can be ignored. The effects of the roll profile, the friction factor between the rolls and the titanium alloy, the rolling temperature and the roll radii on the rolling force, the roll torque and the effective strain induced in the rolled product are examined. The Taguchi method is employed to optimize the H-sectioned rolling process parameters. The results confirm the effectiveness of this robust design methodology in optimizing the H-sectioned rolling process parameters for the current Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy

  19. 40 CFR 426.30 - Applicability; description of the rolled glass manufacturing subcategory.

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    2010-07-01

    ...POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Rolled Glass Manufacturing Subcategory ...Applicability; description of the rolled glass manufacturing subcategory...ingredients) are mixed, melted in a furnace, and cooled by rollers to form rolled...

  20. The influence of the shape of grooves on the behavior of internal material discontinuities in continuous S355J2G3 steel strands during rolling

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    H. Dyja

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The article discusses problems related to the influence of rolling processes on the process of closing of internal discontinuities in continuous castings during rolling in shape grooves. Numerical modelling of the process of rolling 160 × 160 mm continuous S355J2G3 steel strands was carried out using the Forge 2008R software program. The experimental studies were conducted in a D150 laboratory rolling mill. Holes simulating material discontinuities were examined. In numerical and experimental studies, in steel samples after rolling in the third rolling stand, the defects were closing in 100 % on average. It was stated that the speed of closing of material discontinuities in feedstock is strongly influenced by the shape of the rolling groove.

  1. 14 CFR 25.491 - Taxi, takeoff and landing roll.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Taxi, takeoff and landing roll. 25.491..., takeoff and landing roll. Within the range of appropriate ground speeds and approved weights, the airplane structure and landing gear are assumed to be subjected to loads not less than those obtained when...

  2. Early Detection of Parametric Roll Resonance on Container Ships

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    Galeazzi, Roberto; Blanke, Mogens

    2013-01-01

    Parametric roll resonance on ships is a nonlinear phenomenon where waves encountered at twice the natural roll frequency can bring the vessel dynamics into a bifurcation mode and lead to extreme values of roll. Recent years have seen several incidents with dramatic damage to container vessels. The roll oscillation, which is subharmonic with respect to the wave excitation, may be completely unexpected and a system for detection of the onset of such resonance could warn the navigators before roll angles reach serious levels. Timely warning could make remedial actions possible, such as change the ship's speed and course, to escape from the bifurcation condition. This paper proposes nonparametric methods to detect the onset of roll resonance and demonstrates their performance. Theoretical conditions for parametric resonance are revisited and are used to develop efficient methods to detect its onset. Spectral and temporal correlations of the square of roll with pitch (or heave) are demonstrated to be of particularinterest as indicators. Properties of the indicators are scrutinized, and a change detector is designed for the Weibull-type of distributions that were observed from a time-domain indicator for phase correlation. Hypothesis testing for resonance is developed using a combination of detectors to obtain robustness. Conditions of forced roll and disturbances in real weather conditions are analyzed and robust detection techniques are suggested. The efficacy of the methodology is shown on experimental data from model tests and on data from a container ship crossing the Atlantic during a storm.

  3. 21 CFR 136.130 - Milk bread, rolls, and buns.

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    2010-04-01

    ...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION BAKERY PRODUCTS...rolls, and buns. (a) Each of the foods milk bread, milk rolls, and milk...preparation of the dough is milk or, as an alternative, a combination of dairy products...whey, cheese whey product, or milk protein is used. (b) The name of the food is “milk bread”, “milk...

  4. Rolling Solution for Tachyon Condensation in Open String Field Theory

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    Joukovskaya, Liudmila

    2008-01-01

    Open string field theory in the level truncation approximation is considered. It is shown that the energy conservation law determines the existence of rolling tachyon solution. The coupling of the open string field theory action to a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker metric is considered and as a result the new time dependent rolling tachyon solution is presented and possible cosmological consequences are discussed.

  5. Simple roll coater with variable coating and temperature control for printed polymer solar cells

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    Dam, Henrik Friis; Krebs, Frederik C

    2012-01-01

    A simple and low cost thin film solution processing system comprising a single roll coating machine has been developed to allow direct investigation of variable parameter effects in roll-to-roll processing. We present roll coating of the active layers in polymer solar cells and validate the instrument by reinvestigating the well known effect of solvent on performance. We obtained a maximum power conversion efficiency of 1.6% for the reference cells, which compares well with reported roll-to-roll...

  6. Chaotic travelling rolls in Rayleigh–Bénard convection

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    Supriyo Paul; Krishna Kumar; Mahendra K Verma; Daniele Carati; Arnab K De; Vinayak Eswaran

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we investigate two-dimensional (2D) Rayleigh–B ?enard convection using direct numerical simulation in Boussinesq fluids with Prandtl number $P = 6.8$ confined between thermally conducting plates. We show through the simulation that in a small range of reduced Rayleigh number $r (770 < r < 890)$ the 2D rolls move chaotically in a direction normal to the roll axis. The lateral shift of the rolls may lead to a global flow reversal of the convective motion. The chaotic travelling rolls are observed in simulations with free-slip as well as no-slip boundary conditions on the velocity field. We show that the travelling rolls and the flow reversal are due to an interplay between the real and imaginary parts of the critical modes.

  7. Ground roll attenuation using non-stationary matching filtering

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    Jiao, Shebao; Chen, Yangkang; Bai, Min; Yang, Wencheng; Wang, Erying; Gan, Shuwei

    2015-12-01

    Conventional approaches based on adaptive subtraction for ground roll attenuation first predict an initial model for ground rolls and then adaptively subtract it from the original data using a stationary matching filter (MF). Because of the non-stationary property of seismic data and ground rolls, the application of a traditional stationary MF is not physically plausible. Thus, in the case of highly non-stationary seismic reflections and ground rolls, a stationary MF cannot obtain satisfactory results. In this paper, we apply a non-stationary matching filter (NMF) to adaptively subtract the ground rolls. The NMF can be obtained by solving a highly under-determined inversion problem using non-stationary autoregression. We apply the proposed approach to one synthetic example and two field data examples, and demonstrate a much improved performance compared with the traditional MF approach.

  8. Deformation microstructures and textures of some cold rolled Mg alloys

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    Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) is employed to characterize the deformation microstructures and textures established during the cold rolling of pure Mg, Mg-0.2Ce and Mg-3Al-1Zn (also known as AZ31). The maximum cold rolling reductions achievable in these alloys prior to failure were ?30, >90 and ?15%, respectively. The dominant features of the microstructure were twins and shear bands. The frequency of the former decreased while that of the latter increased with rolling reduction. Each alloy displayed a fibre texture in which the c-axis was closely aligned with the sheet normal direction. There was little change to the rolling textures with increasing rolling reduction beyond ?10%. Much of the deformation appeared to be concentrated in the shear bands. It is speculated that the striking effect of alloying addition on cold rollability can be understood in terms of differences in severity, frequency and lifetime of shear bands

  9. Controlling the microstructure of magnesium alloy sheet during rolling

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    Kim, Se-Jong, E-mail: ksj1009@kims.re.kr; Yim, Chang Dong; Lee, Young-Seon; Yoon, Jong-Hun; Lee, Jung Hwan

    2014-02-24

    A hot rolled magnesium alloy sheet embedded in a steel block was rolled together with 3% thickness reduction at room temperature, 373 K, and 673 K. Tensile twins were observed after the rolling, which could not be found when the magnesium alloy sheet was rolled without the steel block. The twin fraction was the highest at 373 K because of thermal expansion and activating non-basal slip systems at high temperature. Electron back-scattered diffraction analysis and finite element simulations confirmed that the steel block with higher strength played an important role in generating compressive stress along the transverse direction in the magnesium alloy sheet. The compressive stress could increase owing to suppression of thermal expansion in the magnesium alloy sheet at 373 K. The yield stress and the tensile stress became higher in the rolled specimen with the steel block at 373 K than in the specimen without it owing to grain refinement caused by tensile twins.

  10. Deformation microstructures and textures of some cold rolled Mg alloys

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    Barnett, M.R. [School of Engineering and Technology, Deakin University, Pigdons Road, Geelong, VIC 3217 (Australia)]. E-mail: barnettm@deakin.edu.au; Nave, M.D. [School of Engineering and Technology, Deakin University, Pigdons Road, Geelong, VIC 3217 (Australia); Bettles, C.J. [CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology, Private Bag 33, Clayton South, VIC 3169 (Australia)

    2004-11-25

    Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) is employed to characterize the deformation microstructures and textures established during the cold rolling of pure Mg, Mg-0.2Ce and Mg-3Al-1Zn (also known as AZ31). The maximum cold rolling reductions achievable in these alloys prior to failure were {approx}30, >90 and {approx}15%, respectively. The dominant features of the microstructure were twins and shear bands. The frequency of the former decreased while that of the latter increased with rolling reduction. Each alloy displayed a fibre texture in which the c-axis was closely aligned with the sheet normal direction. There was little change to the rolling textures with increasing rolling reduction beyond {approx}10%. Much of the deformation appeared to be concentrated in the shear bands. It is speculated that the striking effect of alloying addition on cold rollability can be understood in terms of differences in severity, frequency and lifetime of shear bands.

  11. Effect of Rolling Massage on the Vortex Flow in Blood Vessels with Lattice Boltzmann Simulation

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    Yi, Hou Hui

    The rolling massage manipulation is a classic Chinese Medical Massage, which is a nature therapy in eliminating many diseases. Here, the effect of the rolling massage on the cavity flows in blood vessel under the rolling manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulation results show that the vortex flows are fully disturbed by the rolling massage. The flow behavior depends on the rolling velocity and the rolling depth. Rolling massage has a better effect on the flows in the cavity than that of the flows in a planar blood vessel. The result is helpful to understand the mechanism of the massage and develop the rolling techniques.

  12. Kollektiivlepingu roll töösuhete regulatsioonis pärast uue töölepingu seaduse vastuvõtmist / Kadi Pärnits

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    Pärnits, Kadi, 1965-

    2009-01-01

    Kollektiivlepingu roll töösuhete reguleerimisel Eesti kehtivate seaduste ja uue töölepingu seaduse järgi. Kollektiivlepingu roll Soomes, Taanis, Prantsusmaal, Saksamaal, Ungaris, Tšehhis, Poolas jt. riikides

  13. Flexible organic tandem solar modules with 6% efficiency: combining roll-to-roll compatible processing with high geometric fill factors

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    Spyropoulos, G. D.; Kubis, P.; Li, Na; Baran, D.; Lucera, L.; Salvador, M.; Ameri, T.; Voigt, M. M.; Krebs, Frederik C; Brabec, C. J.

    2014-01-01

    Organic solar cell technology bears the potential for high photovoltaic performance combined with truly low-cost, high-volume processing. Here we demonstrate organic tandem solar modules on flexible substrates fabricated by fully roll-to-roll compatible processing at temperatures

  14. Flexure-based Roll-to-roll Platform: A Practical Solution for Realizing Large-area Microcontact Printing.

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    Zhou, Xi; Xu, Huihua; Cheng, Jiyi; Zhao, Ni; Chen, Shih-Chi

    2015-01-01

    A continuous roll-to-roll microcontact printing (MCP) platform promises large-area nanoscale patterning with significantly improved throughput and a great variety of applications, e.g. precision patterning of metals, bio-molecules, colloidal nanocrystals, etc. Compared with nanoimprint lithography, MCP does not require a thermal imprinting step (which limits the speed and material choices), but instead, extreme precision with multi-axis positioning and misalignment correction capabilities for large area adaptation. In this work, we exploit a flexure-based mechanism that enables continuous MCP with 500 nm precision and 0.05 N force control. The fully automated roll-to-roll platform is coupled with a new backfilling MCP chemistry optimized for high-speed patterning of gold and silver. Gratings of 300, 400, 600 nm line-width at various locations on a 4-inch plastic substrate are fabricated at a speed of 60 cm/min. Our work represents the first example of roll-to-roll MCP with high reproducibility, wafer scale production capability at nanometer resolution. The precision roll-to-roll platform can be readily applied to other material systems. PMID:26037147

  15. Roll-to-roll processed polymer tandem solar cells partially processed from water

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    Larsen-Olsen, Thue Trofod; Andersen, Thomas Rieks

    2012-01-01

    Large area polymer tandem solar cells completely processed using roll-to-roll (R2R) coating and printing techniques are demonstrated. A stable tandem structure was achieved by the use of orthogonal ink solvents for the coating of all layers, including both active layers. Processing solvents included water, alcohols and chlorobenzene. Open-circuit voltages close to the expected sum of sub cell voltages were achieved, while the overall efficiency of the tandem cells was found to be limited by the low yielding back cell, which was processed from water based ink. Many of the challenges associated with upscaling the multilayer tandem cells were identified giving valuable information for future experiments and development.

  16. Quality control of roll-to-roll processed polymer solar modules by complementary imaging methods

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    Rösch, R.; Krebs, Frederik C

    2012-01-01

    We applied complementary imaging methods to investigate processing failures of roll-to-roll solution processed polymer solar modules based on polymer:fullerene bulk heterojunctions. For investigation of processing deficiencies in solar modules we employed dark lock-in thermography (DLIT), electroluminescence (ELI) and photoluminescence/reflection imaging (PLI/RI) complemented by optical imaging (OI). The combination of all high resolution images allowed us to allocate the origin of processing errors to a specific deposition process, i.e. the insufficient coverage of an electrode interlayer. The investigation can be divided into a fast DLIT overview of the module and a successive more detailed analysis of the suspicious region by all imaging methods.

  17. Roll-to-Roll fabrication of large area functional organic materials

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    SØndergaard, Roar R.; Hösel, Markus

    2013-01-01

    With the prospect of extremely fast manufacture of very low cost devices, organic electronics prepared by thin film processing techniques that are compatible with roll-to-roll (R2R) methods are presently receiving an increasing interest. Several technologies using organic thin films are at the point, where transfer from the laboratory to a more production-oriented environment is within reach. In this review, we aim at giving an overview of some of the R2R-compatible techniques that can be used in such a transfer, as well the current status of R2R application within some of the existing research fields such as organic photovoltaics, organic thin film transistors, light-emitting diodes, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, and electrochromic devices. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys 000: 000–000, 2012

  18. Using Light-Induced Thermocleavage in a Roll-to-Roll Process for Polymer Solar Cells

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    Krebs, Frederik C; Norrman, Kion

    2010-01-01

    We report on the use of intense visible light with a narrow spectral distribution matched to the region where the conjugated polymer material absorbs to selectively heat the active material and induce thermocleavage. We show a full roll-to-roll process, leading to complete large-area polymer solar cell modules using light-induced thermocleavage. The process employs full solution processing in air for all five layers in the device and does not employ indium?tin oxide or vacuum processing. The process steps were carefully analyzed using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, attenuated total reflectance infrared, and transmission/reflection UV?vis techniques.

  19. Roll-to-roll printed resistive WORM memory on a flexible substrate

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    The fabrication process and the operation characteristics of a fully roll-to-roll printed resistive write-once-read-many memory on a flexible substrate are presented. The low-voltage (<10 V) write operation of the memories from a high resistivity ‘0’ state to a low resistivity ‘1’ state is based on the rapid electrical sintering of bits containing silver nanoparticles. The bit ink is formulated by mixing two commercially available silver nanoparticle inks in order to tune the initial square resistance of the bits and to create a self-organized network of percolating paths. The electrical performance of the memories, including read and write characteristics, is described and the long-term stability of the less stable ‘0’ state is studied in different environmental conditions. The memories can find use in low-cost mass printing applications. (paper)

  20. Autonomous Supervision and Control of Parametric Roll Resonance

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    Galeazzi, Roberto

    2010-01-01

    When ships sail in longitudinal waves, and the encounter frequency and wave length satisfy certain conditions, passage of wave crest and wave trough along the hull continuously amplifies the roll motion at half the frequency of encounter. This gives the onset of a resonance condition. The phenomenon can induce a rapid increase in roll motion that can reach 40 degrees or more. Recent incidents have shown that modern container ships and some fishing vessels are particularly prone to this due to their hull shape. Such incidents can result in damages counting to millions of USD. Theoretically, the resonance behaviour is well understood and it can be reproduced by quasi-periodic changes in parameters of nonlinear differential equations that describe ship motion. Practically, the challenge is whether detection and stabilization can be achieved in time to avoid damage. The research in this thesis has therefore two objectives. The first is to develop methods for detection of the inception of parametric roll resonance. The second is to develop control strategies to stabilize the motion after parametric roll has started. Stabilisation of parametric roll resonance points to two possible courses of action. One is a direct stabilisation through an increase of damping in roll, which increases the threshold that triggers the resonant motion. A second is to obtain a change in wave encounter frequency by means of changes in ship forward speed and/or heading. As direct stabilisation, this thesis considers the increase of roll damping by using fin stabilisers, which are controlled using integrator backstepping methods. As indirect stabilisation, a shift in the encounter frequency is considered by varying the ship forward speed. The speed controller is designed using nonlinear Lyapunov methods. The two control strategies are then combined to stabilise parametric roll resonance within few roll cycles. Limitations on the maximum stabilisable roll angle are analysed and linked to the ii slew rate saturation and hydrodynamic stall characteristics of the fin stabilisers. The study on maximum stabilisable roll angle leads to the requirements for early detection. Two novel detectors are proposed, which work within a shorttime prediction horizon, and issue early warnings of parametric roll inception within few roll cycles from its onset. The main idea behind these detection schemes is that of exploiting the link between the second harmonic of roll angle and the first harmonic of heave or pitch motions. A nonlinear energy flow indicator, which measures the transfer of energy from the first harmonic of heave or pitch into the second harmonic of roll, is at the core of the first detector. The second detector relies on a driving signal that carries information about the phase correlation between either pitch or heave and roll. A generalised likelihood ratio test is designed to detect a change in distribution of the driving signal. The detectors are validated against experimental data of tests of a 1:45 scale model of a container ship. The validation shows excellent performance in terms of time to detect and false-alarm rate for both the proposed detectors. The detectors are the main contribution of this research. The thesis also offers a contribution regarding modeling. A 3 degree-offreedom nonlinear model in heave-pitch-roll of a container ship suitable for parametric roll resonance study is proposed. The model, which has been developed in collaboration with other researchers, provides a benchmark for the study and simulation of parametric roll over a large range of ship speeds and sea states. The results of this research have been published in articles enclosed in this dissertation and in an international patent application.

  1. Rolling of high nitrogen steel - texture analysis

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    In polycrystalline materials plastic deformation leads to incompatibilities at grain boundaries, and in the case of duplex steels additionally at phase boundaries. These deformation inhomogeneities influence also the texture development of each phase. The more ductile a material is the easier it can fulfill the imposed deformation. Thereby, if possible, the orientations of all grains try to rotate, for instance by slip of twinning, towards the 'most suitable' orientation. But with increasing nitrogen content dislocation glide, which is the most important deformation mechanism, is progressively hindered. Furthermore all the mechanisms, which influence texture development, i.e. dislocation glide, stacking fault energy, structure and energy of grain and phase boundaries, the precipitation of nitrides ..., are also influenced by the nitrogen content. In the following the rolling texture development at room temperature of two nitrogen alloyed duplex stainless steels and the high nitrogen alloyed austenite P900 will be presented and compared. (author). 27 refs., 9 figs

  2. Rheological effects in roll coating of paints

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    F., Varela López; M., Rosen.

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available the aim of this work is the study of the problems that arise during roll coating application of paints on steel sheets. We put in evidence the particular effects due to the non-Newtonian properties of these fluids. At speeds above a certain critical value, the flow of paint through the applicator su [...] ffers a hydrodynamical instability called ribbing, which generates a patterned interface on the film applied. Threshold of instability as well as waveform of the pattern is function of rheological properties of paints as well as surface tension. Thixotropy of paints as well as shear-thinning behaviour has been determined for several industrial paints used in the steel industry, and correlated with levelling performance after application.

  3. Annealing texture of rolled nickel alloys

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    A texture of pure nickel and binary alloys after the 95% rolling and annealing has been studied. Insoluble additives (Mg, Zr) slacken the cubic texture in nickel and neral slackening of the texture (Zr). In the case of alloying with silicium (up to 2%) the texture practically coinsides with that of a technical-grade nickel. The remaining soluble additives either do not change the texture of pure nickel (C, Nb) or enhance the sharpness and intensity of the cubic compontnt (Al, Cu, Mn, Cr, Mo, W, Co -at their content 0.5 to 2.0%). A model is proposed by which variation of the annealing texture upon alloying is caused by dissimilar effect of the alloying elements on the mobility of high- and low-angle grain boundaries

  4. Synthesis and Characterization of Hot-Roll and Cold-Roll Byproduct-Derived Strontium Hard Ferrites

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Ceramic permanent magnets or more commonly known as strontium hexagonal ferrites have been widely used in permanent magnetic materials as they provide high remanence, high coercivity, relatively high energy product and good chemical stability. In this study, we treated factory byproduct from hot-roll and cold-roll steel industry was used as raw material in synthesis of strontium hexagonal hard ferrites. Approach: X-Ray Diffraction (XRD was employed to confirm the formation of strontium hard ferrite compound. Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM was used to analyze the magnetic properties of samples prepared. Results: The magnetic properties, namely remanence and coercivity of factory byproduct-derived strontium hard ferrites were compared. The cold-roll-derived strontium hard ferrite showed higher remanence in this study. Conclusion: This implied that cold-roll byproduct was a better candidate to replace hematite in preparation of strontium hard ferrites compared to hot-roll byproduct.

  5. Improving the quality of rolled pipe steel products by minimizing the bending of the ends of plates

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    Salganik, V. M.; Chikishev, D. N.; Denisov, S. V.; Stekanov, P. A.; Shmakov, A. V.; Fomichev, A. V.

    2013-11-01

    The causes of the vertical bending of the front ends of plates during hot rolling are revealed. A finite-element mathematical model is developed to describe the state of stress of the metal in an asymmetric deformation zone with allowance for solving a temperature problem, and the model is adapted to the conditions of the 5000 rolling mill in OAO MMK. It is found that, in rolling with mismatched work roll speeds, the direction of bending of the front strip end is determined by the strip thickness and the deformation zone shape. The main cause of the bending of the front plate end at the stage of finishing stage of rolling is shown to be the difference between the roller bed level and the rolling line. New asymmetric deformation regimes are developed with allowance for the effect of the deformation zone shape on the direction of bending of the front strip end. The developed technological regimes of asymmetric rolling make it possible to decrease the mill downtime because of the bending of the breakdown bar ends and to reduce the metal volume rejected because of violated temperature regimes of the thermomechanical treatment of plates.

  6. The Foam Roll as a Tool to Improve Hamstring Flexibility.

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    Junker, Daniel H; Stöggl, Thomas L

    2015-12-01

    Junker, DH and Stöggl, TL. The foam roll as a tool to improve hamstring flexibility. J Strength Cond Res 29(12): 3480-3485, 2015-Although foam rolling is a common myofascial therapy used to increase range of motion (ROM), research is limited on the effectiveness of foam rolling on soft tissue extensibility. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a 4-week training period of the foam roll method on hamstring flexibility. Furthermore, the study was designed to compare the effectiveness of the foam roll myofascial release with a conventional contract-relax proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching method and a control group. Forty healthy males (age: 17-47 years) were randomly assigned to a foam roll group (FOAM, n = 13), a contract-relax PNF stretching group (CRPNF, n = 14), or a control group (CG, n = 13). The FOAM group massaged their hamstring muscles with the foam roll 3 times per week for 4 weeks (12 training sessions). The CRPNF group was assigned to 12 sessions of contract-relax PNF stretching. The CG underwent no intervention. Hamstring flexibility (ROM) was measured by a stand-and-reach test before and after the intervention period. Two-way repeated-measures analysis of variance showed a significant global time effect (p PNF stretching method. PMID:25992660

  7. Engineering nanoscale surface features to sustain microparticle rolling in flow.

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    Kalasin, Surachate; Santore, Maria M

    2015-05-26

    Nanoscopic features of channel walls are often engineered to facilitate microfluidic transport, for instance when surface charge enables electro-osmosis or when grooves drive mixing. The dynamic or rolling adhesion of flowing microparticles on a channel wall holds potential to accomplish particle sorting or to selectively transfer reactive species or signals between the wall and flowing particles. Inspired by cell rolling under the direction of adhesion molecules called selectins, we present an engineered platform in which the rolling of flowing microparticles is sustained through the incorporation of entirely synthetic, discrete, nanoscale, attractive features into the nonadhesive (electrostatically repulsive) surface of a flow channel. Focusing on one example or type of nanoscale feature and probing the impact of broad systematic variations in surface feature loading and processing parameters, this study demonstrates how relatively flat, weakly adhesive nanoscale features, positioned with average spacings on the order of tens of nanometers, can produce sustained microparticle rolling. We further demonstrate how the rolling velocity and travel distance depend on flow and surface design. We identify classes of related surfaces that fail to support rolling and present a state space that identifies combinations of surface and processing variables corresponding to transitions between rolling, free particle motion, and arrest. Finally we identify combinations of parameters (surface length scales, particle size, flow rates) where particles can be manipulated with size-selectivity. PMID:25774448

  8. Rolling and annealing texture of 3004 aluminium alloy

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    Zhang, D.F.; Jiang, X.P.; Hu, Z.C.; Wang, F.; Zuo, L. [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern Univ., Shenyang (China)

    2002-07-01

    The 3004 aluminium alloy used for beverage cans, require stringent material properties and earing behavior of the final sheet is of great importance. Final texture and thereby earing is controlled by deformation and heating processes in a most complicated manner where hot rolling, cold rolling and recrystallization are key issues. The hot rolling, cold rolling and annealing textures of the 3004 aluminium alloys were studied by means of orientation distribution functions (ODFs). The results show that texture in the hot-rolled plate is (100)[uvw] and the rotated cube orientation {l_brace}100{r_brace} left angle 011 right angle is the strongest. The intensity of the rotated cube orientation {l_brace}100{r_brace} left angle 011 right angle increases with the increase of the reduction The cold rolling textures show a typical copper-type feature and the intensity of deformation texture increases with the increase reduction The final cold rolling textures are composed of S-, Cu- and Bs-components. After isothermal annealing for 2 h, the recrystallization textures are different from the deformation ones. The recrystallization textures are mainly composed of Cube-, annealing R/S and copper components. The desired cube texture is the strongest at 400 C. The evolution of texture during recrystallization is described in detail and possible origins of various components are discussed. (orig.)

  9. Studi Eksperimen Pengaruh Lunas Bilga Terhadap Gerakan Rolling

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    Haris Hendratmoko

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Gerak roll merupakan parameter penting dalam stabilitas kapal, dimana pada cuaca buruk gerak roll dapat menyebakan capsizing. Di sisi lain, koefisien damping merupakan parameter terpenting untuk meredam gerakan roll. Berbagai Bentuk anti-roll device kemudian digunakan untuk memperbesar koefisien damping dan kemudian mengurangi gerak roll kapal. Salah satu bentuk anti-roll yang popular adalah lunas bilga, karena sejumlah kelebihannya antara lain efektifitas lunas bilga dan sifat lunas bilga yang pasif. Aspek yang perlu diperhatikan dalam pemasangan lunas bilga adalah efektifitas dalam meningkatkan koefisien damping dan respon kapal akibat pemasangan lunas bilga. Tugas akir ini menjelaskan tentang pengaruh panjang lunas bilga (Lbk dan lebar lunas bilga (Bbk terhadap koefisien damping dan respon kapal.Variasi ukuran lunas bilga yang digunakan yaitu B0; B1; B2; B3; B4; B5; B6. Selain itu juga dilakukan variasi periode gelombang 1,2; 1,6; 2; 2,4 dan 2,8 untuk menghitung respon kapal. Semua uji gerak roll berdasakan eksperimen towing tank di laboratorium hidrodinamika. Dari hasil analisa didapatkan penambahan lebar lunas bilga lebih efektif daripada penambahan panjang dan juga pemasangan lunas bilga efektif mengurangi respon puncak kapal apabila dibandingkan dengan barehull.

  10. Rolling induced size effects in elastic–viscoplastic sheet metals

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    Nielsen, Kim Lau

    2015-01-01

    Rolling processes for which the characteristic length scale reaches into the range where size effects become important are receiving increased interest. In particularly, this is owed to the roll-molding process under development for high-throughput of micron-scale surface features. The study presented revolves around the rolling induced effect of visco-plasticity (ranging hot and cold rolling) in combination with strain gradient hardening – including both dissipative and energetic contributions. To bring out first order effects on rolling at small scale, the modeling efforts are limited to flat sheet rolling, where a non-homogeneous material deformation takes place between the rollers. Large strain gradients develop where the rollers first come in contact with the sheet, and a higher order plasticity model is employed to illustrate their influence at small scales. The study reveals that the energetic length parameter has negligible effect on the rolling quantities of interest, while the contribution coming from the dissipative length parameter can be dominant. Considering a slow and a fast moving sheet, respectively, convergence towards the rate independent limit is demonstrated, and a characteristic velocity is identified, for which the torque and punch force applied to the roller becomes independent of the material rate-sensitivity.

  11. Design, Analysis and Optimization of Anti-Roll Bar

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    Pravin Bharane

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Vehicle anti-roll bar is part of an automobile suspension system which limits body roll angle. This U-shaped metal bar connects opposite wheels together through short lever arms and is clamped to the vehicle chassis with rubber bushes. Its function is to reduce body roll while cornering, also while travelling on uneven road which enhances safety and comfort during driving. Design changes of anti-roll bars are quite common at various steps of vehicle production and a design analysis must be performed for each change. So Finite Element Analysis (FEA can be effectively used in design analysis of anti-roll bars. The finite element analysis is performed by ANSYS. This paper includes pre-processing, analysis, post processing, and analyzing the FEA results by using APDL (Ansys Parametric Design Language. The effects of anti-roll bar design parameters on final anti-roll bar properties are also evaluated by performing sample analyses with the FEA program developed in this project.

  12. Clad strip casting by a twin roll caster

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    T. Haga

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Of this paper is to realize the casting of the clad strip by only one process. Therefore, the investigation of the ability of the casting of the clad strip by a vertical type twin roll caster was operated. The aim of the use of the twin roll caster to make clad strip was in the reduction of the production-energy of the clad strip.Design/methodology/approach: Used in the present study was a vertical type twin roll caster with the scriber. The scriber was used to prevent the mixture of the two kinds of the melts. The scriber was set at roll-bite, and the scriber contacted to the one of solidification layer. The melt was stopped by the scriber and the only the solidification layer was dragged by the roll.Findings: The clad strip with the clear interface could be by the vertical type twin roll caster with the scriber. The scriber was useful to drag only the solid and semisolid layer. The two kinds of strips were connected strictly at the interface of the clad strip. The clad strip was not broken at the interface by the continuous bending.Research limitations/implications: Are that 100 mm width-strip was cast in the present study. Ability of the clad strip that is wider than 100 mm was not clear. The control of the clad ratio was not investigated.Practical implications: The twin roll caster devised and investigated in this report is useful to cast clad strip like the brazing sheet for the radiator of the automobile.Originality/value: The vertical type twin roll cater to cast clad strip is original process. The scriber was used to prevent the mixture of the two kinds of melts. The scriber was not used in the previous research to cast clad strip at the twin roll caster, and use of the scriber was the first try.

  13. Research on automatic loading & unloading technology for vertical hot ring rolling process

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    Xiaokai Wang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The automatic loading & unloading technology is the key to the automatic ring production line. In this paper, the automatic vertical hot ring rolling (VHRR process is taken as the target, the method of the loading & unloading for VHRR is proposed, and the mechanical structure of loading & unloading system is designed, The virtual prototype model of VHRR mill and loading & unloading mechanism is established, and the coordinated control method of VHRR mill and loading & unloading auxiliaries is studied, the movement trace and dynamic characteristic of the critical components are obtained. Finally, a series of hot ring rolling tests are conducted on the VHRR mill, and the production rhythm and the formed rings' geometric precision are analysed. The tests results show that the loading & unloading technology can meet the high quality and high efficiency ring production requirement. The research conclusions have practical significance for the large-scale automatic ring production.

  14. Fast-roll solutions from two scalar field inflation

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    Santos, J R L

    2015-01-01

    The cosmological equations of motion of scalar fields are commonly not easy to be analytically solved, which makes necessary to use approximation methods, as the {\\it slow-roll} regime. In such an approximation one considers the scalar field potentials to be nearly flat. On the other hand, the so called {\\it fast-roll} regime considers exactly flat potentials. Our purpose in this work is to obtain solutions for a two scalar field quintessence model in the fast-roll regime. Cosmological interpretations for such solutions are also presented.

  15. Numerical evaluation of uniform magnetic field within superconducting Swiss roll

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    Tsuchimoto, M.; Demachi, K.; Itoh, I.

    2004-10-01

    Uniform and high magnetic field is required for medical apparatus such as magnetic resonance imaging. The homogeneous magnetic field in a solenoid magnet can be enhanced with superconducting Swiss roll, where NbTi/Nb/Cu multilayer sheet is rolled inside the magnet. Experimental magnetic field measurement is evaluated with a numerical simulation code based on the finite element circuit method. Shielding current distribution in the superconductor is obtained by using the critical state model. Numerical results agree well with experimental results. Uniformity of the field is discussed from the shielding current distribution of the superconducting Swiss roll.

  16. Optimization of Contact Point Trajectory for a Spherical Rolling Robot

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    Urakubo, Takateru; Maekawa, Satoshi; Ueda, Tetsuya; Tamaki, Hisashi

    Recently, various types of spherical robots that can roll and move on the ground have been developed. We are now developing a spherical robot that can roll and, in addition, rotate around the vertical axis simultaneously. By using the added degree of freedom, the attitude of the robot can be changed arbitrarily even when the robot rolls along a specified path on the ground. This paper proposes an optimal trajectory planning method for the robot that moves along a straight line on the ground. The trajectory that connects an initial attitude and a final attitude is obtained by finding the optimal contact point trajectory on a spherical surface.

  17. Nucleation at hardness indentations in cold rolled Al

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    Xu, C.L.; Zhang, Yubin

    2015-01-01

    Nucleation of recrystallization near hardness indentations has been investigated in slightly cold rolled high purity aluminium. Samples were cold rolled to 12% and 20% reductions in thickness and indentations were done with two different loads (500 g and 2000 g). The samples were annealed at 300 °C for 1 h and nuclei were identified. It is found that the indentations are preferential nucleation sites. With EBSD maps around indentation tips, the orientation relationship between nuclei and matrix is analyzed. Finally, effects of rolling reduction and indentation load on local misorientations and stored energy distributions and thus on nucleation are discussed.

  18. Selection of a decision model for rolling stock maintenance scheduling

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    O.O., Asekun; C.J., Fourie.

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Rolling stock is the most maintenance intensive part of the railway system and therefore, the most vulnerable if maintenance is neglected. It is therefore, essential to have an efficient maintenance schedule for rolling stock components. A decision support model can be used to achieve this. However, [...] selecting the appropriate model to achieve this is vital to the success of the decision support model. In this paper a practical way of selecting the appropriate model to develop a decision support for scheduling of rolling stock maintenance, is presented. A case study is used as a numerical example for the proposed framework.

  19. Correcting Quadrupole Roll in Magnetic Lenses with Skew Quadrupoles

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    Walstrom, Peter Lowell [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-11-10

    Quadrupole rolls (i.e. rotation around the magnet axis) are known to be a significant source of image blurring in magnetic quadrupole lenses. These rolls may be caused by errors in mechanical mounting of quadrupoles, by uneven radiation-induced demagnetization of permanent-magnet quadrupoles, etc. Here a four-quadrupole ×10 lens with so-called ”Russian” or A -B B-A symmetry is used as a model problem. Existing SLAC 1/2 in. bore high-gradient quadrupoles are used in the design. The dominant quadrupole roll effect is changes in the first-order part of the transfer map (the R matrix) from the object to the image plane (Note effects on the R matrix can be of first order in rotation angle for some R-matrix elements and second order in rotation angle for other elements, as shown below). It is possible to correct roll-induced image blur by mechanically adjusting the roll angle of one or more of the quadrupoles. Usually, rotation of one quadrupole is sufficient to correct most of the combined effect of rolls in all four quadrupoles. There are drawbacks to this approach, however, since mechanical roll correction requires multiple entries into experimental area to make the adjustments, which are made according to their effect on images. An alternative is to use a single electromagnetic skew quadrupole corrector placed either between two of the quadrupoles or after the fourth quadrupole (so-called “non-local” correction). The basic feasibility of skew quadrupole correction of quadrupole roll effects is demonstrated here. Rolls of the third lens quadrupole of up to about 1 milliradian can be corrected with a 15 cm long skew quadrupole with a gradient of up to 1 T/m. Since the effect of rolls of the remaining three lens quadrupoles are lower, a weaker skew quadrupole can be used to correct them. Non-local correction of quadrupole roll effects by skew quadrupoles is shown to be about one-half as effective as local correction (i.e. rotating individual quadrupoles to zero roll angle or placing skew quadrupole correctors in the bores of main quadrupoles).

  20. Rock-'n-roll: de sociale constructie van een muziekstijl

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    Anjou, L.J.M. d'

    2001-01-01

    The rise of an autonomous youth culture is one of the most remarkable events of the fifties not in the least because of the noisy advent of its music: rock-'n-roll. This music shocked society and has been associated with rebellion and protest ever since. Rock-'n-roll acquired a meaning that went beyond music itself and the intentions of its producers because of its social construction. This article analyses the construction of rock-'n-roll, particularly the way it was shaped in the social and...

  1. Product integration of compact roll-to-roll processed polymer solar cell modules: methods and manufacture using flexographic printing, slot-die coating and rotary screen printing

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    Krebs, Frederik C; Fyenbo, Jan; Jørgensen, Mikkel

    2010-01-01

    The improvement of the performance of roll-to-roll processed polymer solar cell modules through miniaturization of the device outline is described. The devices were prepared using full roll-to-roll processing comprising flexographic printing, slot-die coating and rotary screen printing to create 5 mm wide lines of ZnO, P3HT:[60/70]PCBM, PEDOT:PSS and silver on an ITO-PET substrate. The lines were spaced by 1 mm and the devices were completed by encapsulation using roll-to-roll lamination on both...

  2. 77 FR 39156 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Turbofan Engines

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    2012-07-02

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Turbofan Engines...2009-07-01 R1 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (formerly BMW Rolls-Royce...Applicability This AD applies to Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG BR700- 715A1-30,...

  3. 77 FR 9869 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Turbofan Engines

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    2012-02-21

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Turbofan Engines...March 23, 2009): Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (formerly BMW Rolls-Royce...Applicability This AD applies to Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG BR700- 715A1-30,...

  4. Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Deployable Space Systems (DSS) has developed an affordable and ultra-lightweight elastically self-deployable Roll-Out Boom technology that provides affordability...

  5. Dynamic Effect of Rolling Massage on Blood Flow

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    The Chinese traditional medical massage has been used as a natural therapy to eliminate some diseases. Here, the effect of the rolling massage frequency to the blood flow in the blood vessels under the rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulation results show that when the frequency is smaller than or comparable to the pulsatile frequency of the blood flow, the effect on the blood flux by the rolling massage is small. On the contrast, if the frequency is twice or more times of the pulsatile frequency of the blood flow, the blood flux is greatly enhanced and increases linearly with respect to the frequency. Similar behavior has also been observed on the shear stress on the blood vessel walls. The result is helpful for understanding that the rolling massage has the function of promoting the blood circulation and removing the blood stasis.

  6. Dynamic Effect of Rolling Massage on Blood Flow

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    Chen, Yan-Yan; Yi, Hou-Hui; Li, Hua-Bing; Fang, Hai-Ping

    2009-02-01

    The Chinese traditional medical massage has been used as a natural therapy to eliminate some diseases. Here, the effect of the rolling massage frequency to the blood flow in the blood vessels under the rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulation results show that when the frequency is smaller than or comparable to the pulsatile frequency of the blood flow, the effect on the blood flux by the rolling massage is small. On the contrast, if the frequency is twice or more times of the pulsatile frequency of the blood flow, the blood flux is greatly enhanced and increases linearly with respect to the frequency. Similar behavior has also been observed on the shear stress on the blood vessel walls. The result is helpful for understanding that the rolling massage has the function of promoting the blood circulation and removing the blood stasis.

  7. Rolling to a stop down an inclined plane

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    Cross, Rod

    2015-11-01

    Experimental and theoretical results are presented showing that a ball with a high coefficient of rolling friction can roll to a stop when it rolls without slipping down an inclined plane. The rate at which energy is dissipated is directly proportional to the rolling friction force on the ball, despite the fact that the net work done by the friction force is zero. The energy loss arises from internal friction within the ball due to compression and expansion of the ball in the contact region. Since the compression force is larger than the expansion force, an opposing torque arises that reduces the angular velocity of the ball. The work done by the opposing torque is equal to the energy that is dissipated.

  8. Thermobimetals Mechanical Properties Produced by Explosive Welding with Rolling

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    Gulbin, V.; Kobelev, A.; Borissov, D.

    1997-01-01

    We used explosive welding with rolling to produce thermobimetals on the basis of beryllium bronze and alloys of nickel. It gave us possibility to obtain magnetic and non-magnetic thermobimetals possessing high physical and mechanical properties.

  9. Dengue vaccine roll-out: getting ahead of the game

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    2011-01-01

    Dengue vaccines are currently being tested in clinical trials but public health specialists are already working on delivery strategies for a rapid roll-out to the people who need them most. Gozde Zorlu and Fiona Fleck report.

  10. Prediction of Parametric Roll Resonance by Multilayer Perceptron Neural Network

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    Míguez González, M; López Peña, F.

    2011-01-01

    Parametric roll resonance is a ship stability related phenomenon that generates sudden large amplitude oscillations up to 30-40 degrees of roll. This can cause severe damage, and it can put the crew in serious danger. The need for a parametric rolling real time prediction system has been acknowledged in the last few years. This work proposes a prediction system based on a multilayer perceptron (MP) neural network. The training and testing of the MP network is accomplished by feeding it with simulated data of a three degrees-of-freedom nonlinear model of a fishing vessel. The neural network is shown to be capable of forecasting the ship’s roll motion in realistic scenarios.

  11. Development of polymers for large scale roll-to-roll processing of polymer solar cells

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    Carlé, Jon Eggert

    2013-01-01

    Development of polymers for large scale roll-to-roll processing of polymer solar cells Conjugated polymers potential to both absorb light and transport current as well as the perspective of low cost and large scale production has made these kinds of material attractive in solar cell research. The research field of polymer solar cells (PSCs) is rapidly progressing along three lines: Improvement of efficiency and stability together with the introduction of large scale production methods. All three lines are explored in this work. The thesis describes low band gap polymers and why these are needed. Polymer of this type display broader absorption resulting in better overlap with the solar spectrum and potentially higher current density. Synthesis, characterization and device performance of three series of polymers illustrating how the absorption spectrum of polymers can be manipulated synthetically and how this affects the PSC parameters are presented. It is generally found that it is possible to syntheticallycontrol the absorption spectrum of conjugated polymer systems. One way to alter the spectrum is by incorporating alternating donor-acceptor motifs, resulting in an additional optical absorption band, the charge transfer (CT) band. A second approach is to introduce fused donor systems. A third method is to use several different monomer units in the polymerization hereby creating semirandom polymers with multiple chromophores. By changing the fed ratio of the monomers the absorption spectrum can effectively be tuned and a significant broadening of the absorption spectrum is obtained. A focus in this thesis is stabilization of the active layer morphology and the photochemical stability of its components. In terms of stability PSC degrades under illumination and the operational lifetime are generally limited. A fundamental understanding of the degradation of PSCs allows one to develop improved materials that can increase their lifetime. Synthesis and characterization of polymer materials for improved stability in PSCs is presented. Stabilization of the active layer was accomplished by incorporating different types of crosslinking functionalities into the polymer TQ1. Cross-linking was achieved by UV-light illumination to give solvent resistant films and reduced phase separation and growth of PCBM crystallites in polymer:PCBM films. This study showed that cross-linking can improve morphological stability but that it has little influence on the operational stability of the device. The photochemical stability of a wide range of materials relevant to PSC is presented and compared. General rules relative to the polymer structure–stability relationship are proposed and can be used as a guideline for further development of PSCs. One of the main advantages of PSCs is that they can be produced using printing techniques which allows for large scale roll-to-roll (R2R) production. A laboratory roll coater that enables solution processing of five layers on ITO-free flexible substrates using slot-die coating and flexographic printing is presented. As little as one ml of active material solution is needed to produce more than a hundred devices. This laboratory scale approach to PSCs was found to be directly scalable to the large scale R2R equipment making it suitable as a test platform for polymer development. PSC devices based on PDTSTTz-4 and PCBM were produced using the laboratory roll coater and through optimerization of the processing parameters a PCE of 2.95 % at ambient condition. This efficiency is among the highest obtained on flexible ITO-free substrates using slot-die coating.

  12. Effect of Rolling Massage on Particle Moving Behaviour in Blood Vessels

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    The rolling massage manipulation is a classic Chinese massage, which is expected to eliminate many diseases. Here the effect of the rolling massage on the particle moving property in the blood vessels under the rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulation results show that the particle moving behaviour depends on the rolling velocity, the distance between particle position and rolling position. The average values, including particle translational velocity and angular velocity, increase as the rolling velocity increases almost linearly. The result is helpful to understand the mechanism of the massage and develop the rolling techniques. (cross-disciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology)

  13. Roll-to-roll nanopatterning using jet and flash imprint lithography

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    Ahn, Sean; Ganapathisubramanian, Maha; Miller, Mike; Yang, Jack; Choi, Jin; Xu, Frank; Resnick, Douglas J.; Sreenivasan, S. V.

    2012-03-01

    The ability to pattern materials at the nanoscale can enable a variety of applications ranging from high density data storage, displays, photonic devices and CMOS integrated circuits to emerging applications in the biomedical and energy sectors. These applications require varying levels of pattern control, short and long range order, and have varying cost tolerances. Extremely large area R2R manufacturing on flexible substrates is ubiquitous for applications such as paper and plastic processing. It combines the benefits of high speed and inexpensive substrates to deliver a commodity product at low cost. The challenge is to extend this approach to the realm of nanopatterning and realize similar benefits. The cost of manufacturing is typically driven by speed (or throughput), tool complexity, cost of consumables (materials used, mold or master cost, etc.), substrate cost, and the downstream processing required (annealing, deposition, etching, etc.). In order to achieve low cost nanopatterning, it is imperative to move towards high speed imprinting, less complex tools, near zero waste of consumables and low cost substrates. The Jet and Flash Imprint Lithography (J-FILTM) process uses drop dispensing of UV curable resists to assist high resolution patterning for subsequent dry etch pattern transfer. The technology is actively being used to develop solutions for memory markets including Flash memory and patterned media for hard disk drives. In this paper we address the key challenges for roll based nanopatterning by introducing a novel concept: Ink Jet based Roll-to-Roll Nanopatterning. To address this challenge, we have introduced a J-FIL based demonstrator product, the LithoFlex 100. Topics that are discussed in the paper include tool design and process performance. In addition, we have used the LithoFlex 100 to fabricate high performance wire grid polarizers on flexible polycarbonate (PC) films. Transmission of better than 80% and extinction ratios on the order of 4500 have been achieved.

  14. On statistical properties of sets fulfilling rolling-type conditions

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    Cuevas, Antonio; Fraiman, Ricardo; Pateiro-López, Beatriz

    2011-01-01

    Motivated by set estimation problems, we consider three closely related shape conditions for compact sets: positive reach, r-convexity and rolling condition. First, the relations between these shape conditions are analyzed. Second, we obtain for the estimation of sets fulfilling a rolling condition a result of "full consistency" (i.e., consistency with respect to the Hausdorff metric for the target set and for its boundary). Third, the class of uniformly bounded compact sets...

  15. Wheel rolling constraints and slip in mobile robots

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    Shekhar, S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Robotics and Process Systems Div.

    1996-06-01

    It is widely accepted that dead-reckoning based on the rolling with no-slip condition on the wheels is not a reliable method to ascertain the position and orientation of a mobile robot for any reasonable distance. The authors establish that wheel slip is inevitable under the dynamic model of motion using classical results on the accessibility and controllability in nonlinear control theory and an analytical model of rolling of two linearly elastic bodies.

  16. Microstructure–mechanical property correlation of cryo rolled Zircaloy-4

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    The evolution of microstructure and the mechanical properties of cryo-rolled Zircaloy-4 were both investigated to understand the origin of the alloy’s strength processed at a cryogenic temperature. The correlation of dislocation density, grain size and yield stress of the rolled product indicated that an increase in dislocation density due to the suppression of dynamic recovery is the primary source of strengthening

  17. Microstructure–mechanical property correlation of cryo rolled Zircaloy-4

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    Sarkar, Apu, E-mail: asarkar5@ncsu.edu; Murty, Korukonda L.

    2015-01-15

    The evolution of microstructure and the mechanical properties of cryo-rolled Zircaloy-4 were both investigated to understand the origin of the alloy’s strength processed at a cryogenic temperature. The correlation of dislocation density, grain size and yield stress of the rolled product indicated that an increase in dislocation density due to the suppression of dynamic recovery is the primary source of strengthening.

  18. Deuterium ingress at rolled joints in Embalse nuclear power plant

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    Deuterium ingress model at the Rolled Joint has been extensively used for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants Operators in the Life Management of the Pressure Tubes. The importance of understanding the model is vital to avoid delayed hydride cracking at the Rolled Joint. This work reports the first step on develop the model presented on literature to be used in Argentinean CANDU 6, Embalse Nuclear Power Plant. (author)

  19. Autonomous Supervision and Control of Parametric Roll Resonance

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    Galeazzi, Roberto

    2010-01-01

    When ships sail in longitudinal waves, and the encounter frequency and wave length satisfy certain conditions, passage of wave crest and wave trough along the hull continuously amplifies the roll motion at half the frequency of encounter. This gives the onset of a resonance condition. The phenomenon can induce a rapid increase in roll motion that can reach 40 degrees or more. Recent incidents have shown that modern container ships and some fishing vessels are particularly prone to this due to th...

  20. Model based development of a roll angle estimator for motorcycles.

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    Eriksson, Sofia; Isaksson, Petter

    2003-01-01

    This report compares the development tools Ascet and Matlab with regard to their suitability as tools for model based development of signal processing software for embedded systems. We derive appropriate metrics of quality and perform an implementation of a signal processing algorithm called RAI, Roll Angle Indicator, in both tools. RAI is an algorithm that with an Extended Kalman Filter estimates the roll angle, that is how much a motorcycle is leaning. From the models implemented in Ascet a...

  1. Generalized Slow Roll for Non-Canonical Kinetic Terms

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    Hu, Wayne

    2011-01-01

    We show that the generalized slow-roll approach for calculating the power spectrum where the inflationary slow roll parameters are neither small nor slowly varying can be readily extended to models with non-canonical kinetic terms in the inflaton action. For example, rapid sound speed variations can arise in DBI models with features in the warp factor leading to features in the power spectrum. Nonetheless there remains a single source function for deviations that is simply r...

  2. Cell and band structures in cold rolled polycrystalline copper

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    Ananthan, V.S.; Leffers, Torben; Hansen, Niels

    1991-01-01

    The effect of plastic strain on the deformation microstructure has been investigated in polycrystalline copper rolled at room temperature to 5, 10, 20, and 30% reduction in thickness equivalent strain 0.06-0.42). Results from transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations show that dense dislocation walls (DDWs) and cells develop during the initial stages of cold rolling. Grains having a high density of DDWs are described as high wall density (HWD) structures, and grains having a low densit...

  3. A theory of sovereign debt roll-over crisis

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    Hattori, Masazumi

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, we attempt to provide theoretical investigation to debt roll-over crisis in government bond market. By using the global game techniques, we analyse coordination problem in debt auction. The approach in this paper allows us to have insight on the relation between occurence of soverign debt roll-over crisis and the fundamentals of economy which is not clearly explained in preceding works. This paper also makes it clear how the amount of debt for refinancing affects occurrence of ...

  4. Roll Aftereffects: Influence of tilt and inter-stimulus interval

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    Crane, Benjamin T.

    2012-01-01

    A theme in sensory perception it that exposure to a stimulus causes perception of subsequent stimuli to be shifted in the opposite direction. Such phenomenon are known as aftereffects and have been extensively described in the visual system as well as recently described for the vestibular system during translation. It is known from aviation studies that after a maneuver in roll pilots can experience a false perception of roll in the opposite direction. The magnitude and duration of this effec...

  5. High speed twin roll casting of 6016 strip

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    T. Haga

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is to clear the possibility of high speed roll casting of thin aluminum alloy strip. 6016aluminum alloy is used for sheet metal of the automobile. Therefore, casting of 6016 was tried in this study.Castability and characteristics of roll cast 6016 strip were investigated.Design/methodology/approach: was a high speed twin roll caster. The high speed twin roll caster was designedto overcome the low castability of the twin roll caster.Findings: are as below. The 6016 could be cast at speed of 60 m/min. The thickness of the 6016 was 3 mm.The microstructure at as-cast and after T6 heat treatment was shown. The microstructure was very fine by theeffect of the rapid solidification. The mechanical properties were investigated by the tension test and 180 degreesbending test. The as-cast strip could be cold rolled down to 1 mm without homogenization. The result of tensiontest (gage length 50mm of T4 strip was as below, tensile stress was 242 MPa, proof stress was 123 MPa andelongation was 26%. There was no crack at the outer surface of 180-degree-bent strip until contact. This showsthe strip endure the hem forming.Research limitations/implications: is the width of the strip was 100 mm. The test using a large scale twin rollcaster must be operated.Practical implications: are as below. The mechanical properties of the roll-cast 6016 were enough for the sheetmetal for the automobile. The low productivity of the twin roll caster could be improved, and economy 6016strip was able to produce.Originality/value: is that 6016 strip could be cast at speed 60 m/min and this strip had good mechanicalproperties.

  6. Mesomorphic Lamella Rolling of Au in Vacuum

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    Chen Shuei-Yuan

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Lamellar nanocondensates in partial epitaxy with larger-sized multiply twinned particles (MTPs or alternatively in the form of multiple-walled tubes (MWTs having nothing to do with MTP were produced by the very energetic pulse laser ablation of Au target in vacuum under specified power density and pulses. Transmission electron microscopic observations revealed (111-motif diffraction and low-angle scattering. They correspond to layer interspacing (0.241–0.192 nm and the nearest neighbor distance (ca. 0.74–0.55 nm of atom clusters within the layer, respectively, for the lamella, which shows interspacing contraction with decreasing particle size under the influence of surface stress and rolls up upon electron irradiation. The uncapped MWT has nearly concentric amorphous layers interspaced by 0.458–0.335 nm depending on dislocation distribution and becomes spherical onions for surface-area reduction upon electron dosage. Analogous to graphene-derived tubular materials, the lamella-derived MWT of Au could have pentagon–hexagon pair at its zig-zag junction and useful optoelectronic properties worthy of exploration.

  7. Controlled Microwave Heating Accelerates Rolling Circle Amplification

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    Yoshimura, Takeo; Suzuki, Takamasa; Mineki, Shigeru; Ohuchi, Shokichi

    2015-01-01

    Rolling circle amplification (RCA) generates single-stranded DNAs or RNA, and the diverse applications of this isothermal technique range from the sensitive detection of nucleic acids to analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms. Microwave chemistry is widely applied to increase reaction rate as well as product yield and purity. The objectives of the present research were to apply microwave heating to RCA and indicate factors that contribute to the microwave selective heating effect. The microwave reaction temperature was strictly controlled using a microwave applicator optimized for enzymatic-scale reactions. Here, we showed that microwave-assisted RCA reactions catalyzed by either of the four thermostable DNA polymerases were accelerated over 4-folds compared with conventional RCA. Furthermore, the temperatures of the individual buffer components were specifically influenced by microwave heating. We concluded that microwave heating accelerated isothermal RCA of DNA because of the differential heating mechanisms of microwaves on the temperatures of reaction components, although the overall reaction temperatures were the same. PMID:26348227

  8. Cord blood sampling: Die Rolle des Gynäkologen

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    Imhof M

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Sensationsmeldungen über neue medizinische Errungenschaften im Zusammenhang mit Stammzellen gehören beinahe zum Alltag. So erhofft man sich, die Effizienz medizinischer Behandlungstechniken deutlich zu verbessern und somit Lebenserwartung und Lebensqualität des Menschen steigern zu können. Die Anwendung von Stammzellen ist praktisch in jedem Spezialbereich der Medizin denkbar, wie z.B. durch Nachzüchtung von Organgeweben zur Behandlung einer Leberzirrhose ebenso wie eines Diabetes mellitus, und erscheint somit als ein weiterer Schritt im Wandel weg von der klassischen Nachsorge- hin zur Vorsorgemedizin. Stammzellen aus der Nabelschnur können im Vergleich zur Knochenmarkspunktion völlig risikofrei und vergleichsweise günstig gewonnen werden. Sie sind weitgehend frei von Infektionen und teilungspotent. Die Entnahme der Stammzellen findet nach Abnabelung des Kindes durch Punktion der Umbilicalvene statt. Ungefähr 80 (± 25 ml Blut werden, nach virologischer und bakteriologischer Austestung sowie Zellzählung auf ca. minus 190°C abgekühlt und eingelagert. Das Tätigkeitsspektrum des Frauenarztes ist breit. Zunehmend wird er im Zuge der Mutter-Kind-Paß-Untersuchungen mit Fragen der Patienten zum Thema Stammzelleinlagerung und Vorsorgemedizin im allgemeinen konfrontiert. Es obliegt ihm die Koordination von Vorbereitung, Entnahme und Versorgung der Präparate. Auch wenn sich der Vorgang technisch einfach darstellt, ist die Gelegenheit zur Stammzellextraktion einmalig und bedarf einer sorgfältigen Abnahme. Im Bereich der gynäkologischen Basisforschung spielen die Sexualsteroide und ihr Einfluß auf die Stammzellentwicklung eine entscheidende Rolle. Die medizinischen Auswirkungen dieses neuen Verfahrens können heute noch nicht abgeschätzt werden. Dennoch sollte man im Interesse kommender Generationen diese Chance nicht ungenützt lassen.

  9. Communication using eye roll reflective signalling

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    Flamarique, I.N.; Mueller, G.A.; Cheng, C.L.; Figiel, C.R.

    2007-01-01

    Body reflections in the ultraviolet (UV) are a common occurrence in nature. Despite the abundance of such signals and the presence of UV cones in the retinas of many vertebrates, the function of UV cones in the majority of taxa remains unclear. Here, we report on an unusual communication system in the razorback sucker, Xyrauchen texanus, that involves flash signals produced by quick eye rolls. Behavioural experiments and field observations indicate that this form of communication is used to signal territorial presence between males. The flash signal shows highest contrast in the UV region of fhe visual spectrum (??max???380 nm), corresponding to the maximum wavelength of absorption of the UV cone mechanism in suckers. Furthermore, these cones are restricted to the dorsal retina of the animal and the upwelling light background is such that their relative sensitivity would be enhanced by chromatic adaptation of the other cone mechanisms. Thus, the UV cones in the sucker have optimal characteristics (both in terms of absorbance and retinal topography) to constitute the main detectors of the flash signal. Our findings provide the first ecological evidence for restricted distribution of UV cones in the retina of a vertebrate. ?? 2007 The Royal Society.

  10. Bioinspired superhydrophobic surfaces, fabricated through simple and scalable roll-to-roll processing

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    Park, Sung-Hoon; Lee, Sangeui; Moreira, David; Bandaru, Prabhakar R.; Han, Intaek; Yun, Dong-Jin

    2015-10-01

    A simple, scalable, non-lithographic, technique for fabricating durable superhydrophobic (SH) surfaces, based on the fingering instabilities associated with non-Newtonian flow and shear tearing, has been developed. The high viscosity of the nanotube/elastomer paste has been exploited for the fabrication. The fabricated SH surfaces had the appearance of bristled shark skin and were robust with respect to mechanical forces. While flow instability is regarded as adverse to roll-coating processes for fabricating uniform films, we especially use the effect to create the SH surface. Along with their durability and self-cleaning capabilities, we have demonstrated drag reduction effects of the fabricated films through dynamic flow measurements.

  11. Twisting, Rolling Motions, and Helicity in Prominence Eruptions

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    McKillop, Sean; Miralles, Mari Paz; Murphy, Nicholas A.; McCauley, Patrick; Su, Yingna

    2015-04-01

    Panasenco et al. [1] report observations of several CMEs that display a rolling motion about the axis of the erupting prominence. Murphy et al. [2] present simulations of line-tied asymmetric magnetic reconnection that make a falsifiable prediction regarding the handedness of rolling motions of flux ropes during solar eruptions. Mass motions in prominence eruptions tend to be complicated and characterizing these motions is a challenge. We use the AIA filament eruption catalog [3] as a source for finding events. If rolling motions are detected then we will investigate the handedness prediction. We use magnetograms from HMI to determine the strength and asymmetric properties of the photospheric magnetic field in the regions of interest and will use AIA observations to determine the handedness of the rolling motions. We then compare the photospheric magnetic information with the handedness to determine if there is a relationship between the two. We also determine the chirality of the prominences to see if there is any interesting relationship to the twist, rolling motion and/or handedness of the roll.[1] O. Panasenco, S. Martin, A. D. Joshi, & N. Srivastava, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., 73, 1129 (2011)[2] N. A. Murphy, M. P. Miralles, C. L. Pope, J. C. Raymond, H. D. Winter, K. K. Reeves, D. B. Seaton, A. A. van Ballegooijen, & J. Lin, ApJ, 751, 56 (2012)[3] http://aia.cfa.harvard.edu/filament/

  12. Rolling-Element Fatigue Testing and Data Analysis - A Tutorial

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    Vlcek, Brian L.; Zaretsky, Erwin V.

    2011-01-01

    In order to rank bearing materials, lubricants and other design variables using rolling-element bench type fatigue testing of bearing components and full-scale rolling-element bearing tests, the investigator needs to be cognizant of the variables that affect rolling-element fatigue life and be able to maintain and control them within an acceptable experimental tolerance. Once these variables are controlled, the number of tests and the test conditions must be specified to assure reasonable statistical certainty of the final results. There is a reasonable correlation between the results from elemental test rigs with those results obtained with full-scale bearings. Using the statistical methods of W. Weibull and L. Johnson, the minimum number of tests required can be determined. This paper brings together and discusses the technical aspects of rolling-element fatigue testing and data analysis as well as making recommendations to assure quality and reliable testing of rolling-element specimens and full-scale rolling-element bearings.

  13. Stresses inside a roll in case of higher belt tension ?????????? ? ?????? ??? ?????????????? ????????? ?????

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    Antonov Viktor Ivanovich

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The author considers the problem of stresses arising in the roll in case of higher tension value in the roll-forming belt. It is noticed, that if some force is applied to the loose end of the roll-forming belt, outer layers are set in motion — they stretch and slightly slip along lower layers. The slipping surface gradually shifts to the center of the roll and either reaches the surface of the core, or stops at some distance from it. The penetration depth depends on the initial tension, the intensity of the applied force and the belt material properties. Thus, the two zones are formed — the outer zone where the belt slides, and the inner zone, where no relative motion of layers is demonstrated, but where layers compress under a higher pressure produced on the zone boundaries. At some values of influential parameters, the third zone appears near the core area, which is also a slip zone. Stress redistribution occurs here both due to the relative shift of layers, and to the higher pressure produced by the outer part of the roll. The analytical solution to the problem is found assuming that the formed roll is a homogeneous isotropic cylinder.??????????? ?????? ??????????? ??????????, ??????????? ? ?????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????????? ????????? ?????, ?????????? ?????. ????????, ??? ???? ? ?????????? ????? ?????, ?????????? ?????, ????????? ????????? ????, ?? ???????? ???? ???????? ? ???????? ?, ???????????, ????????? ?????????????? ?? ??????????? ?????. ??????????? ??????????????? ?????????? ????????? ? ?????? ?????? ? ???? ????????? ??????????? ??????????, ???? ??????????????? ?? ????????? ???????? ?? ????. ??????? ????????????? ??????? ?? ????????? ??????????, ???????? ??????????? ???? ? ??????? ????????? ?????. ????? ???????, ?????????? ??? ????: ????????, ? ??????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????, ? ??????????, ? ??????? ?????????????? ???????? ????? ?? ??????????, ?? ???? ??????????? ??? ????????? ??????????????? ???????? ?? ???????? ????. ??? ????????? ????????? ???????????? ?????????? ?????? ??????????? ?????????? ????????? ?????? ????, ???????, ??? ? ????????, ???????? ????? ??????????. ????? ????????????????? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ?? ???? ?????????????? ???????? ?????, ??? ? ?? ???? ??????????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ???????? ????? ??????. ???????? ????????????? ??????? ???????????? ?????? ? ?????????????, ??? ?????????????? ????? ???????????? ????? ?????????? ?????????? ???????.

  14. Rolling in the Higgs Model and Elliptic Functions

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    Arefeva, I Ya; Volovich, I V

    2012-01-01

    Asymptotic methods in nonlinear dynamics are used usually to improve perturbation theory results in the oscillations regime. However, for some problems of nonlinear dynamics, particularly in the case of Higgs (Duffing) equation and the Friedmann cosmological equations, not only small oscillations regime is of interest but also the regime of rolling (claiming), more precisely the rolling from a top (claiming to the top). In the Friedman cosmology, where the slow rolling regime is often used, the rolling from a top (not necessary slow) is of interest too. In the present work a method for approximate solution to the Higgs equation in the rolling regime is presented. It is shown that in order to improve perturbation theory in the rolling regime it turns out to be effective not to use an expansion in trigonometric functions as it is done in case of small oscillations but use expansions in hyperbolic functions instead. This regime is investigated using the representation of the solution in terms of elliptic functio...

  15. Numerical modelling of the bimetallic reinforcement bar rolling process

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    P. Szota

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: New kind of reinforcement bars are bimetallic reinforcement bars which has a higher corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, than the standard bars. The bimetallic bars are more and more often applied to building of concrete construction. This kind of application decides about high requirements imposed upon their performance characteristics and mechanical properties.Design/methodology/approach: Using the numerical modelling to rolling process of the bimetallic reinforcement bars in a finished pass to define rolling parameters. The simulations of the ribbed bar rolling were carried out using the Forge2005® commercial program.Findings: It has been performed in order to define the specific features of the mode of metal flow in the roll gap and to determine the effect of the shape and dimensions of the feedstock oval on the height of the ribs and on the thickness of surface layer of the finished bar.Practical implications: Reinforcement bars are chiefly used in the building industry at production of reinforced concrete constructions, and as working elements in bridge building.Originality/value: Production of bimetallic reinforcement bars is very difficult. One from many problems during production bimetallic bars is rolling in the finished passes. In this paper the computer simulation of the rolling bimetallic reinforcement bar is presented.

  16. New surface layers with low rolling resistance tested in Denmark

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    Pettinari, Matteo; Schmidt, Bjarne

    2014-01-01

    The project ‘CO2 emission reduction by exploitation of rolling resistance modeling of pavements’ (COOEE) was started in 2011 to establish a scientific background for development of novel pavement types and asset management solutions that minimize the rolling resistance for cars and trucks, the purpose being to reduce CO2 emission from the transport sector. In summer 2012, three different test sections were constructed on a highway located near Vordingborg, Denmark, in order to verify the respective Rolling Resistances; the main purpose was to develop and design new surface layers with reduced Rolling Resistance coefficient that could improve energy efficiency of the roads. In particular, two new types of Split Mastic Asphalt (SMA) were developed and compared to a reference one; both mixtures have a relatively small maximum grain-size, 6 mm and 8 mm, respectively. Surface measurements such as Skid Resistance and Mean Depth Profile were appropriately verified in order to fulfill these essential texture values. Samples were taken and studied in the laboratory to analyze the volumetric characteristics. Rolling resistance measurements have shown that both new SMAs have a reduced Rolling Resistance compared to the traditional one.

  17. Ring rolling of AW5083 large rings for the external cylinder of CMS

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    S. Sgobba / EST

    2001-01-01

    Picture 1: The forged cylinder is engaged in the ring rolling plant. Picture 2: Vertical rolls allow for the reduction in the axial direction. Rolling is carried out at approx. 400 degrees C. Horizontal rolls (not shown) allow for the reduction in the radial direction. Picture 3: Handling of the ring, rolled at the internal diameter of approx. 7m, and transfer to the quenching both. All pictures have been taken during the visit of Mr. Sgobba at Dembiermont, Mobeuge (Bruxelles).

  18. Development of manufacturing process of wrought magnesium alloy sheets by twin roll casting

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    Watari, H; R. Paisarn; Haga, T.; Noda, K; K. Davey; N. KOGA

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the work is to development of a strip casting technology for manufacturing magnesiumalloy sheets. The aim of the work is to establish a manufacturing process and technology to facilitate theeconomical manufacture of high-strength magnesium sheet alloys.Design/methodology/approach: A horizontal type twin roll caster was used to manufacture magnesium alloysheets. Pair of copper alloy roll, pure copper roll and steel roll was used for the horizontal type twin roll caster....

  19. A review of contemporary solutions for cold rolling that allow quality improvement

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    W. Soszy?ski; A. Studnicka

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper is a literature review on cold rolling of products with tight dimensional tolerances.Design/methodology/approach: In this paper a review on methods of quality improvement of cold rolled products was performed. Main groups of analysed factors, influencing high quality of rolled products are: rolling equipment, rolling technology, used tools.Findings: As a result of literature review it is concluded that the most important element involved in the manufacturing process and...

  20. High?Volume Processed, ITO?Free Superstrates and Substrates for Roll?to?Roll Development of Organic Electronics

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    Hösel, Markus; Angmo, Dechan

    2014-01-01

    The fabrication of substrates and superstrates prepared by scalable roll-to-roll methods is reviewed. The substrates and superstrates that act as the flexible carrier for the processing of functional organic electronic devices are an essential component, and proposals are made about how the general availability of various forms of these materials is needed to accelerate the development of the field of organic electronics. The initial development of the replacement of indium-tin-oxide (ITO) for the flexible carrier materials is described and a description of how roll-to-roll processing development led to simplification from an initially complex make-up to higher performing materials through a more simple process is also presented. This process intensification through process simplification is viewed as a central strategy for upscaling, increasing throughput, performance, and cost reduction.

  1. Interlaboratory indoor ageing of roll-to-roll and spin coated organic photovoltaic devices: Testing the ISOS tests

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    Gevorgyan, Suren A.; Corazza, Michael; Madsen, Morten Vesterager; Bardizza, Giorgio; Pozza, Alberto; Müllejans, Harald; Blakesley, James C.; Dibb, George F.A.; Castro, Fernando A.; Trigo, Juan F.; Guillén, Cecilia M.; Herrero, Jose R.; Morvillo, Pasquale; Maglione, Maria G.; Minarini, Carla; Roca, Francesco; Cros, Stéphane; Seraine, Caroline; Law, Chun H.; Tuladhar, Pabitra S.; Durrant, James R.; Krebs, Frederik C

    2014-01-01

    The inter-comparability of ageing of organic photovoltaic (OPV) technologies in dark is addressed. Four primary factors that affect the reproducibility of the ageing rate determination and inter-comparison are discussed: production/encapsulation of the samples, current–voltage (IV) characterization, testing conditions for ageing and lifetime determination from a decay curve.Results of inter-laboratory ageing studies of roll-to-roll and spin coated samples with correspondingly flexible plastic pa...

  2. All solution roll-to-roll processed polymer solar cells free from indium-tin-oxide and vacuum coating steps

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    Krebs, Frederik C

    2009-01-01

    A roll-to-roll process enabling fabrication of polymer solar cells comprising five layers on flexible substrates is presented. The device geometry is inverted and allow for fabrication on both transparent and non-transparent flexible substrates. The process is illustrated in this work by formation of a bottom electrode comprising silver nanoparticles on a 130 micron thick polyethyleneternaphthalate (PEN) substrate. Subsequently an electron transporting layer of zinc oxide nanoparticles was appli...

  3. A round robin study of flexible large-area roll-to-roll processed polymer solar cell modules

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    Krebs, Frederik C; Gevorgyan, Suren; Gholamkhass, Bobak; Holdcraft, Steven; Schlenker, Cody; Thompson, Mark E.; Thompson, Barry C.; Olsson, Dana; Ginley, David S.; Shaheen, Sean E.; Alshareef, Husam N.; Murphy, John W.; Youngblood, W. Justin; Heston, Nathan C.; Reynolds, John R.; Jia, Shijun; Laird, Darin; Tuladhar, Sachetan M.; Dane, Justin G.A.; Atienzar, Pedro; Nelson, Jenny; Kroon, Jan M.; Wienk, Martijn M.; Janssen, René A.J.; Tvingstedt, Kristofer; Zhang, Fengling; Andersson, Mattias; Inganäs, Olle; Lira-Cantu, Monica; Bettignies, Rémi de; Guillerez, Stéphane; Aernouts, Tom; Cheyns, David; Lutsen, Laurence; Zimmermann, Birger; Würfel, Uli; Niggemann, Michael; Schleiermacher, Hans-Frieder; Liska, Paul; Grätzel, Michael; Lianos, Panagiotis; Katz, Eugene A.; Lohwasser, Wolfgang; Jannon, Bertrand

    2009-01-01

    A round robin for the performance of roll-to-roll coated flexible large-area polymer solar-cell modules involving 18 different laboratories in Northern America, Europe and Middle East is presented. The study involved the performance measurement of the devices at one location (Risø DTU) followed by transportation to a participating laboratory for performance measurement and return to the starting location (Risø DTU) for re-measurement of the performance. It was found possible to package polymer s...

  4. The Critical Choice of PEDOT: PSS Additives for Long Term Stability of Roll?to?Roll Processed OPVs

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    Roth, Bérenger; Benatto, Gisele Alves dos Reis; Corazza, Michael; Søndergaard, Roar R.; Gevorgyan, Suren; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Krebs, Frederik C

    2015-01-01

    The impact of additives mixed with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrenesulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) on the stability of organic photovoltaic modules is investigated for fully ambient roll-to-roll (R2R) processed indium tin oxide free modules. Four different PEDOT:PSS inks from two different suppliers are used. The modules are manufactured directly on barrier foil without a UV filter to accelerate degradation and enable completion of the study in a reasonable time span. The modules are subjected...

  5. Organic Digital Logic and Analog Circuits Fabricated in a Roll-to-Roll Compatible Vacuum-Evaporation Process

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    Taylor, DM; Patchett, ER; Williams, A.; Neto, NJ; Ding, Z.; Assender, HE; Morrison, Jj; Yeates, SG

    2014-01-01

    We report the fabrication of a range of organic circuits produced by a high-yielding, vacuum-based process compatible with roll-to-roll production. The circuits include inverters, NAND and NOR logic gates, a simple memory element (set-reset latch), and a modified Wilson current mirror circuit. The measured circuit responses are presented together with simulated responses based on a previously reported transistor model of organic transistors produced using our fabrication process. Circuit simu...

  6. Just Roll with It? Rolling Volumes vs. Discrete Issues in Open Access Library and Information Science Journals

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    Jill Cirasella

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Articles in open access (OA journals can be published on a rolling basis, as they become ready, or in complete, discrete issues. This study examines the prevalence of and reasons for rolling volumes vs. discrete issues among scholarly OA library and information science (LIS journals based in the United States. METHODS A survey was distributed to journal editors, asking them about their publication model and their reasons for and satisfaction with that model. RESULTS Of the 21 responding journals, 12 publish in discrete issues, eight publish in rolling volumes, and one publishes in rolling volumes with an occasional special issue. Almost all editors, regardless of model, cited ease of workflow as a justification for their chosen publication model, suggesting that there is no single best workflow for all journals. However, while all rolling-volume editors reported being satisfied with their model, satisfaction was less universal among discrete-issue editors. DISCUSSION The unexpectedly high number of rolling-volume journals suggests that LIS journal editors are making forward-looking choices about publication models even though the topic has not been much addressed in the library literature. Further research is warranted; possibilities include expanding the study’s geographic scope, broadening the study to other disciplines, and investigating publication model trends across the entire scholarly OA universe. CONCLUSION Both because satisfaction is high among editors of rolling-volume journals and because readers and authors appreciate quick publication times, the rolling-volume model will likely become even more prevalent in coming years.

  7. Flexible IZO/Ag/IZO/Ag multilayer electrode grown on a polyethylene terephthalate substrate using roll-to-roll sputtering

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    Kim, Han-Ki; Lim, Jong-Wook

    2012-01-01

    We investigated the optical, electrical, structural, and surface properties of roll-to-roll [R2R] sputter-grown flexible IZO/Ag/IZO/Ag [IAIA] multilayer films on polyethylene terephthalate substrates as a function of the top indium zinc oxide [IZO] thickness. It was found that the optical transmittance of the IAIA multilayer was significantly influenced by the top IZO layer thickness, which was grown on identical AIA multilayers. However, the sheet resistance of the IAIA multilayer was mainta...

  8. Roll-to-Roll Inkjet Printing and Photonic Sintering of Electrodes for ITO Free Polymer Solar Cell Modules and Facile Product Integration

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    Angmo, Dechan; Larsen-Olsen, Thue Trofod

    2013-01-01

    Small polymer solar cell modules that are manufactured without indium-tin-oxide using only roll-to-roll printing and coating techniques under ambient conditions enable facile integration into a simple demonstrator (for example a laser pointer). Semitransparent front electrode grid structures prepared by roll-to-roll inkjet printing in conjunction with photonic sintering enabled preparation of complete modules on flexible substrates and subsequent integration of the modules into a laser pointer demonstrator.

  9. Roll-to-Roll Inkjet Printing and Photonic Sintering of Electrodes for ITO Free Polymer Solar Cell Modules and Facile Product Integration

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    Angmo, Dechan; Larsen-Olsen, Thue Trofod; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Søndergaard, Roar R.; Krebs, Frederik C

    2013-01-01

    Small polymer solar cell modules that are manufactured without indium-tin-oxide using only roll-to-roll printing and coating techniques under ambient conditions enable facile integration into a simple demonstrator (for example a laser pointer). Semitransparent front electrode grid structures prepared by roll-to-roll inkjet printing in conjunction with photonic sintering enabled preparation of complete modules on flexible substrates and subsequent integration of the modules into a laser pointer d...

  10. Roll-to-roll embedded conductive structures integrated into organic photovoltaic devices

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    Highly conductive screen printed metallic (silver) structures (current collecting grids) combined with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) are a viable replacement for indium tin oxide (ITO) and inkjet printed silver as transparent electrode materials. To provide successful integration into organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, screen printed silver current collecting grids should be embedded into a substrate to avoid topology issues. In this study micron-thick conductive structures are embedded and integrated into OPV devices. The embedded structures are produced roll-to-roll with optimized process settings and materials. Topology measurements show that the embedded grids are well suited for integration into OPV devices since the surface is almost without spikes and has low surface roughness. JV measurements of OPV devices with embedded structures on a polyethylene terephthalate/silicon nitride (PET/SiN) substrate show an efficiency of 2.15%, which is significantly higher than identical flexible devices with ITO (1.02%) and inkjet printed silver (1.48%). The use of embedded screen printed silver instead of ITO and inkjet printed silver in OPV devices will allow for higher efficiency devices which can be produced with larger design and process freedom. (paper)

  11. High-Tc SQUID Application for Roll to Roll Metallic Contaminant Detector

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    A sensitive eight-channel high-Tc Superconducting Interference Device (SQUID) detection system for magnetic contaminant in a lithium ion battery anode was developed. Finding ultra-small metallic foreign matter is an important issue for a manufacturer because metallic contaminants carry the risk of an internal short. When contamination occurs, the manufacturer of the product suffers a great loss from recalling the tainted product. Metallic particles with outer dimensions smaller than 100 microns cannot be detected using a conventional X-ray imaging system. Therefore, a highly sensitive detection system for small foreign matter is required. We have already developed a detection system based on a single-channel SQUID gradiometer and horizontal magnetization. For practical use, the detection width of the system should be increased to at least 65 mm by employing multiple sensors. In this paper, we present an 8-ch high-Tc SQUID roll-to-roll system for inspecting a lithium-ion battery anode with a width of 65 mm. A special microscopic type of a cryostat was developed upon which eight SQUID gradiometers were mounted. As a result, small iron particles of 35 microns on a real lithium-ion battery anode with a width of 70 mm were successfully detected. This system is practical for the detection of contaminants in a lithium ion battery anode sheet.

  12. Preorganization of Nanostructured Inks for Roll-to-Roll-Coated Polymer Solar Cells

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    Krebs, Frederik C; Senkovskyy, Volodymyr

    2010-01-01

    The challenges associated with obtaining the desired nanomorphology of the active layer in polymer solar cells were addressed through preparation of conjugated polymer chains grown from the surface of seed nanoparticles with a well-defined size. Poly-3-hexylthiophene (P3HT) was thus polymerized using a quasi-living chain polymerization method initiated by surface-modified silica nanoparticles. The nanoparticles with a silica core and a P3HT-corona exhibited excellent solubility and optical properties similar to native P3HT. Upon mixing with phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester in solution, a preorganized ink was obtained that was used to make polymer solar cell modules in a full roll-to-roll coating and printing process operating in ambient air. The polymer solar cells were thus prepared by a mixture of slot die and flat-bed screen printing. Various polymer solar cell modules were prepared ranging from single cells to two, three, and eight serially connected cells. The power conversion efficiency for the polymer solar cell modules were in the range of 0.8%-1.2% with an active area of up to 120 cm.

  13. Roll-to-Roll Solution-Processible Small-Molecule OLEDs

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    Liu, Jie Jerry

    2012-07-31

    The objective of this program is to develop key knowledge and make critical connections between technologies needed to enable low-cost manufacturing of OLED lighting products. In particular, the program was intended to demonstrate the feasibility of making high performance Small-Molecule OLEDs (SM-OLED) using a roll-to-roll (R2R) wet-coating technique by addressing the following technical risks (1) Whether the wet-coating technique can provide high performance OLEDs, (2) Whether SM-OLED can be made in a R2R manner, (3) What are the requirements for coating equipment, and (4) Whether R2R OLEDs can have the same performance as the lab controls. The program has been managed and executed according to the Program Management Plan (PMP) that was first developed at the beginning of the program and further revised accordingly as the program progressed. Significant progress and risk reductions have been accomplished by the end of the program. Specific achievements include: (1) Demonstrated that wet-coating can provide OLEDs with high LPW and long lifetime; (2) Demonstrated R2R OLEDs can be as efficient as batch controls (Figure 1) (3) Developed & validated basic designs for key equipment necessary for R2R SM-OLEDs; (4) Developed know-hows & specifications on materials & ink formulations critical to wetcoating; (5) Developed key R2R processes for each OLED layer (6) Identified key materials and components such as flexible barrier substrates necessary for R2R OLEDs.

  14. Roll-to-Roll Screen Printed Radio Frequency Identification Transponder Antennas for Vehicle Tracking Systems

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    Zichner, Ralf; Baumann, Reinhard R.

    2013-05-01

    Vehicle tracking systems based on ultra high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) technology are already introduced to control the access to car parks and corporate premises. For this field of application so-called Windshield RFID transponder labels are used, which are applied to the inside of the windshield. State of the art for manufacturing these transponder antennas is the traditional lithography/etching approach. Furthermore the performance of these transponders is limited to a reading distance of approximately 5 m which results in car speed limit of 5 km/h for identification. However, to achieve improved performance compared to existing all-purpose transponders and a dramatic cost reduction, an optimized antenna design is needed which takes into account the special dielectric and in particular metallic car environment of the tag and an roll-to-roll (R2R) printing manufacturing process. In this paper we focus on the development of a customized UHF RFID transponder antenna design, which is adopted for vehicle geometry as well as R2R screen printing manufacturing processes.

  15. Large-scale roll-to-roll photonic sintering of flexo printed silver nanoparticle electrodes

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    Hösel, Markus; Krebs, Frederik C

    2012-01-01

    In this report we employ static and roll-to-roll (R2R) photonic sintering processes on flexo printed silver nanoparticle-based electrode structures with a heat-sensitive 60 mm thin barrier foil as a substrate. We use large area electrode structures to visualize the increased optical footprint of single and quadruple flashes, and the R2R challenges in the form of overlapping exposures. It is shown that single flash exposure is enough to significantly increase the conductivity and adhesion without damaging the foil or build-up of cracks in the silver layer. Additional flash exposures or increased energies above the threshold level have only minor impact on the conductivity but lead to cracks and substrate deformation. A second silver nanoparticle ink was printed, which was already optimized for lowtemperature drying. Here we show that photonic sintering has only a minor impact on the conductivity as the nanoparticles are already sintered. The advantage of single exposure is the ability to produce higher R2R processing speeds without overlapping, which is shown in the form of theoretical calculations.

  16. A life cycle analysis of polymer solar cell modules prepared using roll-to-roll methods under ambient conditions

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    Espinosa Martinez, Nieves; García-Valverde, Rafael

    2011-01-01

    A life cycle analysis was performed on a full roll-to-roll coating procedure used for the manufacture of flexible polymer solar cell modules. The process known as ProcessOne employs a polyester substrate with a sputtered layer of the transparent conductor indium-tin-oxide (ITO). The ITO film was processed into the required pattern using a full roll-to-roll process, employing screen printing of an etch resist and then applying etching, stripping, washing and drying procedures. The three subsequent layers; ZnO, P3HT:PCBM and PEDOT:PSS were slot-die coated and the silver back electrode was screen printed. Finally the polymer solar modules were encapsulated, using a polyester barrier material. All operations except the application of ITO were carried out under ambient conditions. The life cycle analysis delivered a material inventory of the full process for a module production, and an accountability of the energy embedded both in the input materials and in the production processes. Finally, upon assumption of power conversion efficiencies and lifetime for the modules, a calculation of energy pay-back time allowed us to compare this roll-to-roll manufacturing with other organic and hybrid photovoltaic technologies. The results showed that an Energy Pay-Back Time (EPBT) of 2.02 years can be achieved for an organic solar module of 2% efficiency, which could be reduced to 1.35 years, if the efficiency was 3%.

  17. Development of a continuous roll-to-roll processing system for mass production of plastic optical film

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    Chang, Chih-Yuan; Tsai, Meng-Hsun

    2015-12-01

    This paper reports a highly effective method for the mass production of large-area plastic optical films with a microlens array pattern based on a continuous roll-to-roll film extrusion and roller embossing process. In this study, a thin steel mold with a micro-circular hole array pattern is fabricated by photolithography and a wet chemical etching process. The thin steel mold was then wrapped onto a metal cylinder to form an embossing roller mold. During the roll-to-roll process operation, a thermoplastic raw material (polycarbonate grains) was put into the barrel of the plastic extruder with a flat T-die. Then, the molten polymer film was extruded and immediately pressed against the surface of the embossing roller mold. Under the proper processing conditions, the molten polymer will just partially fill the micro-circular holes of the mold and due to surface tension form a convex lens surface. A continuous plastic optical film with a microlens array pattern was obtained. Experiments are carried out to investigate the effect of plastic microlens formation on the roll-to-roll process. Finally, the geometrical and optical properties of the fabricated plastic optical film were measured and proved satisfactory. This technique shows great potential for the mass production of large-area plastic optical films with a microlens array pattern.

  18. Transforming Roving-Rolling Explorer (TRREx) for Planetary Exploration

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    Edwin, Lionel Ernest

    All planetary surface exploration missions thus far have employed traditional rovers with a rocker-bogie suspension. These rovers can navigate moderately rough and flat terrain, but are not designed to traverse rugged terrain with steep slopes. The fact is, however, that many scientifically interesting missions require exploration platforms with capabilities for navigating such types of chaotic terrain. This issue motivates the development of new kinds of rovers that take advantage of the latest advances in robotic technologies to traverse rugged terrain efficiently. This dissertation proposes and analyses one such rover concept called the Transforming Roving-Rolling Explorer (TRREx) that is principally aimed at addressing the above issue. Biologically inspired by the way the armadillo curls up into a ball when threatened, and the way the golden wheel spider uses the dynamic advantages of a sphere to roll down hills when escaping danger, the novel TRREx rover can traverse like a traditional 6-wheeled rover over conventional terrain, but can also transform itself into a sphere, when necessary, to travel down steep inclines, or navigate rough terrain. This work presents the proposed design architecture and capabilities followed by the development of mathematical models and experiments that facilitate the mobility analysis of the TRREx in the rolling mode. The ability of the rover to self-propel in the rolling mode in the absence of a negative gradient increases its versatility and concept value. Therefore, a dynamic model of a planar version of the problem is first used to investigate the feasibility and value of such self-propelled locomotion - 'actuated rolling'. Construction and testing of a prototype Planar/Cylindrical TRREx that is capable of demonstrating actuated rolling is presented, and the results from the planar dynamic model are experimentally validated. This planar model is then built upon to develop a mathematical model of the spherical TRREx in the rolling mode, i.e. when the rover is a sphere and can steer itself through actuations that shift its center of mass to achieve the desired direction of roll. Case studies that demonstrate the capabilities of the rover in rolling mode and parametric analyses that investigate the dependence of the rover's mobility on its design are presented. This work highlights the contribution of the spherical rolling mode to the enhanced mobility of the TRREx rover and how it could enable challenging surface exploration missions in the future. It represents an important step toward developing a rover capable of traversing a variety of terrains that are impassible by the current fleet of rover designs, and thus has the potential to revolutionize planetary surface exploration.

  19. Effect of surface shear on cube texture formation in heavy cold-rolled Cu-45 at%Ni alloy substrates

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    Tian, Hui; Suo, Hongli

    2015-01-01

    Two types of Cu-45 at%Ni alloy thin tapes with and without surface shear were obtained by different heavy cold rolling processes. The deformation and recrystallization textures of the two tapes were thoroughly investigated by electron back scattering diffraction technique. The results showed that a shear texture mainly covered the surface of the heavy deformed tapes because of the fraction between the surface of rolling mills and the thin tapes when the rolling force strongly reduced at high strain, which significantly reduced the fraction of rolling texture on the surface of the Cu-45at %Ni alloy thin tapes, retarded the cube grain growth during recrystallization and affected the strong cube texture formation after high temperature annealing.

  20. High speed twin roll casting of 6061 alloy strips

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    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is to clear the possibility of high speed roll casting of thin strips of two aluminum alloys:6061 and recycled 6061. Mechanical properties of the roll cast 6061 and recycled 6061 strips were investigated inthe frame of this purpose.Design/methodology/approach: Methods used in the present study were high speed twin roll caster and lowtemperature casting. These methods were used to realize rapid solidification and increase the casting speed.Findings: are that 6061 and recycled 6061 could be cast at speed of 60 m/min. Casted strips were about 3 mmthick. As cast strip could be cold-rolled down to sheet of 1 mm thick. 180 degrees bending test was operated on thesheet after T4 heat treatment and crack was not worse than 6022 which is typical aluminum alloy for sheet of theautomobile. This result means the roll cast 6061 can be used as a sheet for body of the automobile instead of 6022.Research limitations/implications: Research limitation is that the width of the strip was 100 mm andinvestigation of the properties were enough for practical use. Wider strip must be cast using the twin roll caster ofthe size for production.Originality/value: The economy sheet of the 6061 for the auto mobile can be produced by the high speed twinroll caster. 6061 is typical wrought aluminum alloy of 6000 series. Therefore, the sheet of 6061 will becomeeconomy. 6061 can be recycled at two times when the 6061 is cast into strip by the high speed roll casting.

  1. Lattice Boltzmann simulation of behaviour of particles moving in blood vessels under the rolling massage

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    The rolling massage is one of the most important manipulations in Chinese massage, which is expected to eliminate many diseases. Here, the effect of the rolling massage on a pair of particles moving in blood vessels under rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulated results show that the motion of each particle is considerably modified by the rolling massage, and it depends on the relative rolling velocity, the rolling depth, and the distance between particle position and rolling position. Both particles' translational average velocities increase almost linearly as the rolling velocity increases, and obey the same law. The increment of the average relative angular velocity for the leading particle is smaller than that of the trailing one. The result is helpful for understanding the mechanism of the massage and to further develop the rolling techniques. (classical areas of phenomenology)

  2. Large-scale Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Organic Solar Cells for Energy Production

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    Hösel, Markus

    2013-01-01

    The global energy consumption is increasing steadily while natural energy sources are running out sooner or later. Solar electricity is one of many renewable energy sources that contributes to the world’s demand. Organic solar cells (OPV) are an attractive 3rd generation solar technology that can be produced cheaply and very fast from solution with printing processes. The current research all around the world is still focused on lab-scale sized devices « cm2, ITO-glass substrates, and spin coating as the main fabrication method. These OPV devices are far from any practical application although record efficiencies beyond 10% could be achieved. This dissertation describes process workflows and roll-to-roll (R2R) fabrication methods for upscaling the OPV technology to solar module sizes that enable real power production even at efficiencies 10 kV and power output >220Wpeak could be successfully manufactured while having only two terminal contacts. Real energy production from these modules was studied by setting up a whole solar park based on OPV modules. Infinity modules with a length of 100m (width 0.3 m) were rolled out and taped onto a wooden structure. The maximum power output of six parallel-connected modules with a total active area of 88.2m2 was beyond 1.3 kW while having energy payback times P1 year. Alternative installation concepts such as a balloon or special designed solar tubes on land or water were proved to be functional as well. Solar tubes with Infinity modules of around 200W generated 18 kWh in 5 weeks. The energy was fed back into the Danish power grid. The dissertation contains a brief introduction of organic solar cell technology and reviews important R2R compatible manufacturing methods including photonic sintering. The fabrication, design, and challenges of Flextrode and Infinity modules are described in detail. The potential future energy production is presented through large-scale OPV installation scenarios and performance analyses. Fatal failures such as fully burned cells are described while easy repair mechanisms are shown that avoid costly replacements of full modules. A conclusion and outlook finalizes the dissertation.

  3. Comparative study on the corrosion behavior of the cold rolled and hot rolled low-alloy steels containing copper and antimony in flue gas desulfurization environment

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    Park, S. A.; Kim, J. G.; He, Y. S.; Shin, K. S.; Yoon, J. B.

    2014-12-01

    The correlation between the corrosion and microstructual characteristics of cold rolled and hot rolled low-alloy steels containing copper and antimony was established. The corrosion behavior of the specimens used in flue gas desulfurization systems was examined by electrochemical and weight loss measurements in an aggressive solution of 16.9 vol % H2SO4 + 0.35 vol % HCl at 60°C, pH 0.3. It has been shown that the corrosion rate of hot rolled steel is lower than that of cold rolled steel. The corrosion rate of cold rolled steel was increased by grain refinement, inclusion formation, and preferred grain orientation.

  4. Parametric roll resonance monitoring using signal-based detection

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    Galeazzi, Roberto; Blanke, Mogens

    2015-01-01

    Extreme roll motion of ships can be caused by several phenomena, one of which is parametric roll resonance. Several incidents occurred unexpectedly around the millennium and caused vast fiscal losses on large container vessels. The phenomenon is now well understood and some consider parametric roll a curiosity, others have concerns. This study employs novel signalbased detection algorithms to analyse logged motion data from a container vessel (2800 TEU) and a large car and truck carrier (LCTC) during one year at sea. The scope of the study is to assess the performance and robustness of the detection algorithms in real conditions, and to evaluate the frequency of parametric roll events on the selected vessels. Detection performance is scrutinised through the validation of the detected events using owners’ standard methods, and supported by available wave radar data. Further, a bivariate statistical analysis of the outcome of the signal-based detectors is performed to assess the real life false alarm probability. It is shown that detection robustness and very low false warning rates are obtained. The study concludes that small parametric roll events are occurring, and that the proposed signal-based monitoring system is a simple and effective mean to provide timely warning of resonance conditions

  5. Note on the stability of viscous roll-waves

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    Barker, Blake; Noble, Pascal; Rodrigues, L Miguel; Zumbrun, Kevin

    2015-01-01

    The viscous shallow water equations with bottom drag are used to study the stability of roll-waves. In [17], the authors provided a set of spectral assumptions under which periodic wave trains of rather general viscous conservation laws were proved to be nonlinearly stable. Here, we focus on the spectral stability of viscous roll-waves and give a {\\it complete} description of the set of stable roll-waves from their onset at Froude number $\\approx 2$ up to the infinite-Froude limit. This paper is a physically oriented companion paper that extracts the physically relevant content from the rather long and technical paper [6]. We formulate stability results at the onset of the hydrodynamic instability and provide numerical results for intermediate and large Froude numbers. In particular, stable roll-waves at onset have asymptotically large periods whereas there are no stable roll-waves for large Froude numbers. Moreover, the stability region in parameter space for intermediate Froude numbers seems to be governed ...

  6. Laser processing of organic photovoltaic cells with a roll-to-roll manufacturing process

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    Petsch, Tino; Haenel, Jens; Clair, Maurice; Keiper, Bernd; Scholz, Christian

    2011-03-01

    Flexible large area organic photovoltaic (OPV) is currently one of the fastest developing areas of organic electronics. New light absorbing polymer blends combined with new transparent conductive materials provide higher power conversion efficiencies while new and improved production methods are developed to achieve higher throughput at reduced cost. A typical OPV is formed by TCO layers as the transparent front contact and polymers as active layer as well as interface layer between active layer and front contact. The several materials have to be patterned in order to allow for a row connection of the solar cell. 3D-Micromac used ultra-short pulsed lasers to evaluate the applicability of various wavelengths for the selective ablation of the indium tin oxide (ITO) layer and the selective ablation of the bulk hetero junction (BHJ) consisting of poly(3-hexylthiophene):phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM) on top of a Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) without damaging the ITO. These lasers in combination with high performance galvanometer scanning systems achieve superior scribing quality without damaging the substrate. With scribing speeds of 10 m/s and up it is possible to integrate this technology into a roll-to-roll manufacturing tool. The functionality of an OPV usually also requires an annealing step, especially when using a BHJ for the active layer consisting of P3HT:PCBM, to optimize the layers structure and therewith the efficiency of the solar cell (typically by thermal treatment, e.g. oven). The process of laser annealing was investigated using a short-pulsed laser with a wavelength close to the absorption maximum of the BHJ.

  7. Roll-to-roll atomic layer deposition process for flexible electronics encapsulation applications

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    At present flexible electronic devices are under extensive development and, among them, flexible organic light-emitting diode displays are the closest to a large market deployment. One of the remaining unsolved challenges is high throughput production of impermeable flexible transparent barrier layers that protect sensitive light-emitting materials against ambient moisture. The present studies deal with the adaptation of the atomic layer deposition (ALD) process to high-throughput roll-to-roll production using the spatial ALD concept. We report the development of such a process for the deposition of 20?nm thickness Al2O3 diffusion barrier layers on 500?mm wide polymer webs. The process uses trimethylaluminum and water as precursors at a substrate temperature of 105?°C. The observation of self-limiting film growth behavior and uniformity of thickness confirms the ALD growth mechanism. Water vapor transmission rates for 20?nm Al2O3 films deposited on polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) substrates were measured as a function of substrate residence time, that is, time of exposure of the substrate to one precursor zone. Moisture permeation levels measured at 38?°C/90% relative humidity by coulometric isostatic–isobaric method were below the detection limit of the instrument (?4?g/m2 day) for films coated at web moving speed of 0.25?m/min. Measurements using the Ca test indicated water vapor transmission rates ?5?×?10?6 g/m2 day. Optical measurements on the coated web showed minimum transmission of 80% in the visible range that is the same as the original PEN substrate

  8. Roll-to-roll atomic layer deposition process for flexible electronics encapsulation applications

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    Maydannik, Philipp S., E-mail: philipp.maydannik@lut.fi; Kääriäinen, Tommi O.; Lahtinen, Kimmo; Cameron, David C. [Advanced Surface Technology Research Laboratory, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Sammonkatu 12, 50130 Mikkeli (Finland); Söderlund, Mikko; Soininen, Pekka [Beneq Oy, P.O. Box 262, 01511 Vantaa (Finland); Johansson, Petri; Kuusipalo, Jurkka [Tampere University of Technology, Paper Converting and Packaging Technology, P.O. Box 589, 33101 Tampere (Finland); Moro, Lorenza; Zeng, Xianghui [Samsung Cheil Industries, San Jose R and D Center, 2186 Bering Drive, San Jose, California 95131 (United States)

    2014-09-01

    At present flexible electronic devices are under extensive development and, among them, flexible organic light-emitting diode displays are the closest to a large market deployment. One of the remaining unsolved challenges is high throughput production of impermeable flexible transparent barrier layers that protect sensitive light-emitting materials against ambient moisture. The present studies deal with the adaptation of the atomic layer deposition (ALD) process to high-throughput roll-to-roll production using the spatial ALD concept. We report the development of such a process for the deposition of 20?nm thickness Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} diffusion barrier layers on 500?mm wide polymer webs. The process uses trimethylaluminum and water as precursors at a substrate temperature of 105?°C. The observation of self-limiting film growth behavior and uniformity of thickness confirms the ALD growth mechanism. Water vapor transmission rates for 20?nm Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films deposited on polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) substrates were measured as a function of substrate residence time, that is, time of exposure of the substrate to one precursor zone. Moisture permeation levels measured at 38?°C/90% relative humidity by coulometric isostatic–isobaric method were below the detection limit of the instrument (<5?×?10{sup ?4}?g/m{sup 2} day) for films coated at web moving speed of 0.25?m/min. Measurements using the Ca test indicated water vapor transmission rates ?5?×?10{sup ?6} g/m{sup 2} day. Optical measurements on the coated web showed minimum transmission of 80% in the visible range that is the same as the original PEN substrate.

  9. Flow behavior of polymers during the roll-to-roll hot embossing process

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    Deng, Yujun; Yi, Peiyun; Peng, Linfa; Lai, Xinmin; Lin, Zhongqin

    2015-06-01

    The roll-to-roll (R2R) hot embossing process is a recent advancement in the micro hot embossing process and is capable of continuously fabricating micro/nano-structures on polymers, with a high efficiency and a high throughput. However, the fast forming of the R2R hot embossing process limits the time for material flow and results in complicated flow behavior in the polymers. This study presents a fundamental investigation into the flow behavior of polymers and aims towards the comprehensive understanding of the R2R hot embossing process. A three-dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) model based on the viscoelastic model of polymers is established and validated for the fabrication of micro-pyramids using the R2R hot embossing process. The deformation and recovery of micro-pyramids on poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) film are analyzed in the filling stage and the demolding stage, respectively. Firstly, in the analysis of the filling stage, the temperature distribution on the PVC film is discussed. A large temperature gradient is observed along the thickness direction of the PVC film and the temperature of the top surface is found to be higher than that of the bottom surface, due to the poor thermal conductivity of PVC. In addition, creep strains are demonstrated to depend highly on the temperature and are also observed to concentrate on the top layer of the PVC film because of high local temperature. In the demolding stage, the recovery of the embossed micro-pyramids is obvious. The cooling process is shown to be efficient for the reduction of recovery, especially when the mold temperature is high. In conclusion, this research advances the understanding of the flow behavior of polymers in the R2R hot embossing process and might help in the development of the highly accurate and highly efficient fabrication of microstructures on polymers.

  10. Roll-to-roll coated PBI membranes for high temperature PEM fuel cells

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    Steenberg, Thomas; Hjuler, Hans Aage

    2012-01-01

    We employed roll-to-roll coating in the preparation of 40 ?m thick poly[2,2?(m-phenylene)-5,5?bibenzimidazole] (PBI) films for fuel cells using both knife-coating (KC) and slot-die (SD) coating. The films were coated directly from a 9% (w/w) solution of PBI in dimethylacetamide onto a sacrificial low cost paper or plastic based carrier substrate and dried using a hot air oven with a length of 1 m at 140 °C. A web width of 305 mm, a working width of 250 mm and a web speed of 0.2 m min?1 were explored to ensure efficient drying of the thick wet film. A large air flow was found to efficiently avoid skinning. Films were prepared by a single coating step and by two subsequent coating steps in order to explore whether two coating steps gave films with fewer defects. A significant development towards upscaling the PEM fuel cell technology was that the PBI membrane was coated onto a sacrificial carrier substrate allowing for easy recoating on top of the firstly prepared film. It was thus possible to prepare free-standing films by a simple coating procedure followed by delamination from the carrier substrate post-film formation and drying. We finally carried out systematic membrane characterization with respect to solubility, phosphoric acid doping and fuel cell performance. Our results showed that the PBI membranes prepared in this work have identical properties compared to traditionally cast membranes while enabling an increase of a factor of 100 in manufacturing speed.

  11. Reducing roll motion by passive free surface tanks

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    Nielsen, Ulrik Dam; Nielsen, Christian S.

    2014-01-01

    Roll stabilisation of motorised vessels plays an important part in reducing passenger discomfort and increasing safety and cargo capacity. Passive free surface tanks are considered a low-cost stabilising method, which is efficient at all speeds without increasing hull resistance. In this study, a mathematical model for evaluating the performance of a passive free surface tank is established. This is done by coupling a roll model to a fluid flow model. As a numerical example, the seakeeping abilities of a container vessel are evaluated. The necessary methods for performing the simulation are presented and the design of a free surface tank is explained. The effects of the passive free surface tank are evaluated and a significant damping effect is observed, particularly in cases with resonant roll.

  12. Measurements of normal and frictional forces in a rolling process

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    Henningsen, Poul; Arentoft, Mogens

    2006-01-01

    To improve the quality of frictional data and to validate the simulations in rolling, a load transducer for measuring normal and frictional stresses in the deformation zone has been developed. The transducer consists of a strain-gauge-equipped insert embedded in the surface of the roll. The length of the insert exceeds the contact length. By analysing the output from the insert, the frictional stress and normal pressure in the contact zone can be determined. The new concept differs from existing pin designs by less disturbance of lubricant film and material flow and limited penetration of material between the transducer and roll. The transducer is tested at laboratory conditions and is expected to be running in industrial conditions in 2004.

  13. Measurements of Normal and Friction Forces in a Rolling Process

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    Henningsen, Poul; Arentoft, Mogens

    2004-01-01

    To improve the quality of frictional data and to validate the simulations in rolling, a load transducer for measuring normal and friction stresses in the deformation zone has been developed. The transducer consists of a strain gauge equipped insert embedded in the surface of the roll. The length of the insert exceeds the contact length. By analyzing the output from the insert, the friction stress and normal pressure in the contact zone can be determined. The new concept differs from existing pin designs by a lower disturbance of lubricant film and material flow and limited penetration of material between transducer and roll. The transducer is tested at laboratory conditions and is expected to be running in industrial conditions in 2004.

  14. Improved Fatigue Performance of Threaded Drillstring Connections by Cold Rolling

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    The research work presented in this thesis is concerned with analytical, numerical and experimental studies of the effect of cold rolling on the fatigue behaviour of threaded drillstring connections. A comprehensive literature study is made of the various effects on the fatigue behaviour of residual stresses introduced by mechanical deformation of notched components. Some of the effects studied are cyclic hardening behaviour after prestraining, cyclic creep, fatigue initiation in prestrained materials, short cracks and crack growth models including crack closure. Residual stresses were introduced in the surface of a smooth pipe by a rolling device to simulate a cold rolling process and verify the calculated residual stresses by measurements. Strain hardening and contact algorithm of the two bodies were incorporated in the FE analyses. Two significant errors were found in the commercial software package for residual stress evaluation, Restran v. 3.3.2a also called SINT, when using the Schajer method. The Schajer algorithm is the only hole-drilling algorithm without theoretical shortcomings, and is recommended when measuring large residual stress gradients in the depth direction. Using the Schajer method solved by in-house Matlab-routines good agreement between measured residual stress gradients and residual stress gradients from FE analyses was found. Full scale fatigue tests were performed on pipes cut from used drillstrings with notches of similar geometry as threads used in drillstring connections. The simulated threads consisted of four full depth helix notches with runouts at the surface. The pipe threads were cold rolled and fatigue tested in a full-scale four-point rotating bending fatigue testing rig. The test results showed that cold rolling had an effect on the crack initiation period. A major part of the fatigue life was with cracks observed at the notch root, but due to the increased fatigue crack propagation resistance the final fracture initiated at pits inside the pipe. Therefore, an optimisation of the roll geometry and rolling parameters was not possible. However, a significant fatigue life improvement was achieved. Based on experiments, a roller with similar profile as the thread root is recommended. A rolling force of maximum 20 kN is recommended to minimise the possibility of damaging the thread profile. Shallow cracks were observed typically when 5% of the fatigue life had expired. Re-rolling after 50% of expected improved fatigue life, when also short cracks were observed in the notch roots further increased the fatigue improvement. Pretensioned small steel specimens with a notch were used to simulate cold rolled threads. The specimens were fatigue tested in tension with minimum load close to zero. Pretensioning increased the fatigue life from approximately 50 000 cycles to an infinite number of cycles. In these tests non-propagating cracks of typically 0.4 mm length were found. The benefit from pretensioning gradually disappeared with increasing mean stress. FE analyses indicated that an almost instant relaxation of residual stresses to a level with no monotonic strain hardening from preloading would take place when cycled at moderate mean stress. Cycled at low mean stress, an instant relaxation of the surface layer was found in analysis. All observations from notched pretensioned fatigue specimens were in good agreement with the available literature. However, preloading was found to be strain rate dependent in tests where a pretension load held for 2 minutes gave a longer fatigue life than a sinusoidal loading-unloading cycle performed over a one minute interval. Strain hardening was found not contributing to the fatigue life improvement, whereas the polishing effect from improved surface quality after cold rolling increased the fatigue initiation period. However, residual stress and subsequent early crack closure was the dominating effect at moderate cyclic mean loads. The material data required to perform FE fatigue simulation studies of a full threaded cold rolled coupling incorporating make-up

  15. Improved Fatigue Performance of Threaded Drillstring Connections by Cold Rolling

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    Kristoffersen, Steinar

    2002-01-01

    The research work presented in this thesis is concerned with analytical, numerical and experimental studies of the effect of cold rolling on the fatigue behaviour of threaded drillstring connections. A comprehensive literature study is made of the various effects on the fatigue behaviour of residual stresses introduced by mechanical deformation of notched components. Some of the effects studied are cyclic hardening behaviour after prestraining, cyclic creep, fatigue initiation in prestrained materials, short cracks and crack growth models including crack closure. Residual stresses were introduced in the surface of a smooth pipe by a rolling device to simulate a cold rolling process and verify the calculated residual stresses by measurements. Strain hardening and contact algorithm of the two bodies were incorporated in the FE analyses. Two significant errors were found in the commercial software package for residual stress evaluation, Restran v. 3.3.2a also called SINT, when using the Schajer method. The Schajer algorithm is the only hole-drilling algorithm without theoretical shortcomings, and is recommended when measuring large residual stress gradients in the depth direction. Using the Schajer method solved by in-house Matlab-routines good agreement between measured residual stress gradients and residual stress gradients from FE analyses was found. Full scale fatigue tests were performed on pipes cut from used drillstrings with notches of similar geometry as threads used in drillstring connections. The simulated threads consisted of four full depth helix notches with runouts at the surface. The pipe threads were cold rolled and fatigue tested in a full-scale four-point rotating bending fatigue testing rig. The test results showed that cold rolling had an effect on the crack initiation period. A major part of the fatigue life was with cracks observed at the notch root, but due to the increased fatigue crack propagation resistance the final fracture initiated at pits inside the pipe. Therefore, an optimisation of the roll geometry and rolling parameters was not possible. However, a significant fatigue life improvement was achieved. Based on experiments, a roller with similar profile as the thread root is recommended. A rolling force of maximum 20 kN is recommended to minimise the possibility of damaging the thread profile. Shallow cracks were observed typically when 5% of the fatigue life had expired. Re-rolling after 50% of expected improved fatigue life, when also short cracks were observed in the notch roots further increased the fatigue improvement. Pretensioned small steel specimens with a notch were used to simulate cold rolled threads. The specimens were fatigue tested in tension with minimum load close to zero. Pretensioning increased the fatigue life from approximately 50 000 cycles to an infinite number of cycles. In these tests non-propagating cracks of typically 0.4 mm length were found. The benefit from pretensioning gradually disappeared with increasing mean stress. FE analyses indicated that an almost instant relaxation of residual stresses to a level with no monotonic strain hardening from preloading would take place when cycled at moderate mean stress. Cycled at low mean stress, an instant relaxation of the surface layer was found in analysis. All observations from notched pretensioned fatigue specimens were in good agreement with the available literature. However, preloading was found to be strain rate dependent in tests where a pretension load held for 2 minutes gave a longer fatigue life than a sinusoidal loading-unloading cycle performed over a one minute interval. Strain hardening was found not contributing to the fatigue life improvement, whereas the polishing effect from improved surface quality after cold rolling increased the fatigue initiation period. However, residual stress and subsequent early crack closure was the dominating effect at moderate cyclic mean loads. The material data required to perform FE fatigue simulation studies of a full threaded cold rolled coupling incorporating make-up

  16. Roll-up of validation results to a target application.

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    Hills, Richard Guy

    2013-09-01

    Suites of experiments are preformed over a validation hierarchy to test computational simulation models for complex applications. Experiments within the hierarchy can be performed at different conditions and configurations than those for an intended application, with each experiment testing only part of the physics relevant for the application. The purpose of the present work is to develop methodology to roll-up validation results to an application, and to assess the impact the validation hierarchy design has on the roll-up results. The roll-up is accomplished through the development of a meta-model that relates validation measurements throughout a hierarchy to the desired response quantities for the target application. The meta-model is developed using the computation simulation models for the experiments and the application. The meta-model approach is applied to a series of example transport problems that represent complete and incomplete coverage of the physics of the target application by the validation experiments.

  17. Highly flexible indium zinc oxide electrode grown on PET substrate by cost efficient roll-to-roll sputtering process

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    We have investigated the characteristics of flexible indium zinc oxide (IZO) electrode grown on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrates using a specially designed roll-to-roll (RTR) sputtering system for use in flexible optoelectronics. It was found that both electrical and optical properties of the flexible IZO electrode were critically dependent on the DC power and Ar/O2 flow ratio during the roll-to-roll sputtering process. At optimized conditions (constant working pressure of 3 mTorr, Ar/O2 flow ratio of Ar at only 30 sccm, DC power 800 W and rolling speed at 0.1 cm/s) the flexible IZO electrode exhibits a sheet resistance of 17.25 ?/sq and an optical transmittance of 89.45% at 550 nm wavelength. Due to the low PET substrate temperature, which is effectively maintained by cooling drum system, all IZO electrodes showed an amorphous structure regardless of the DC power and Ar/O2 flow ratio. Furthermore, the IZO electrodes grown at optimized condition exhibited superior flexibility than the conventional amorphous ITO electrodes due to its stable amorphous structure. This indicates that the RTR sputter grown IZO electrode is a promising flexible electrode that can substitute for the conventional ITO electrode, due to its low resistance, high transparency, superior flexibility and fast preparation by the RTR process.

  18. Human Ocular Counter-Rolling and Roll Tilt Perception during Off-Vertical Axis Rotation after Spaceflight

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    Clement, Gilles; Denise, Pierre; Reschke, Millard; Wood, Scott J.

    2007-01-01

    Ocular counter-rolling (OCR) induced by whole body tilt in roll has been explored after spaceflight as an indicator of the adaptation of the otolith function to microgravity. It has been claimed that the overall pattern of OCR responses during static body tilt after spaceflight is indicative of a decreased role of the otolith function, but the results of these studies have not been consistent, mostly due to large variations in the OCR within and across individuals. By contrast with static head tilt, off-vertical axis rotation (OVAR) presents the advantage of generating a sinusoidal modulation of OCR, allowing averaged measurements over several cycles, thus improving measurement accuracy. Accordingly, OCR and the sense of roll tilt were evaluated in seven astronauts before and after spaceflight during OVAR at 45 /s in darkness at two angles of tilt (10 and 20 ). There was no significant difference in OCR during OVAR immediately after landing compared to preflight. However, the amplitude of the perceived roll tilt during OVAR was significantly larger immediately postflight, and then returned to control values in the following days. Since the OCR response is predominantly attributed to the shearing force exerted on the utricular macula, the absence of change in OCR postflight suggests that the peripheral otolith organs function normally after short-term spaceflight. However, the increased sense of roll tilt indicates an adaptation in the central processing of gravitational input, presumably related to a re-weigthing of the internal representation of gravitational vertical as a result of adaptation to microgravity.

  19. Rock'n'Roll: The Sounds of Rebellion?

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    Anjou, L.J.M. d'

    2000-01-01

    The fifties were the scene of a 'virtual revolution' in popular music. Around 1954 rock'n'roll surfaced and took America by surprise; the young were excited and the adults shocked. The paper deals with two questions. First, how could rock'n'roll develop into an autonomous popular music style? This means that the music became more than notes and sounds. Second , how did the signification as being rebellious come about? The answer is that music does not have meaning of its own but acquires ...

  20. The study and fabrication of DLC micropattern on roll mold

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    Kwon, Young Woo; Lee, Tae Dong; Park, Yeong Min; Cho, Hyun; Kim, Jin Kon; Kim, Tae Gyu

    2015-03-01

    Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating is becoming a promising protective coating layers due to its superior properties. In this study, instead of protective coating, DLC film was applied as the only component for micropattern then etched with lithography and lift-off process selectively. Furthermore, DLC film has been fabricated on aluminum roll mold. Then UV curing resin was applied to form the pattern on the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film. The dimension and formation of the DLC micropattern on roll mold were analyzed. Moreover, the Raman spectroscopic of nitrogen-doped DLC film was analyzed.

  1. An electrically injected rolled-up semiconductor tube laser

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    Dastjerdi, M. H. T.; Djavid, M.; Mi, Z.

    2015-01-01

    We have demonstrated electrically injected rolled-up semiconductor tube lasers, which are formed when a coherently strained InGaAs/InGaAsP quantum well heterostructure is selectively released from the underlying InP substrate. The device exhibits strong coherent emission in the wavelength range of ˜1.5 ?m. A lasing threshold of ˜1.05 mA is measured for a rolled-up tube with a diameter of ˜5 ?m and wall thickness of ˜140 nm at 80 K. The Purcell factor is estimated to be ˜4.3.

  2. Holographic temperature bound in the slow-roll inflation

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    Myung, Y. S.

    2003-01-01

    We investigate the relationship between the holographic temperature bound and the slow-roll inflation. For this purpose we introduce the holographic temperature bound for a radiation matter :$T \\ge T_{\\rm H}$. Here $T_{\\rm H}$ is the Hubble temperature which arises from the cosmological holographic description of for a radiation-dominated universe. For the quasi-de Sitter phase of slow-roll inflation, we find that the holographic temperature bound of $T_{\\rm GH} \\ge T_{\\rm H...

  3. Structure Irregularity Impedes Drop Roll-Off at Superhydrophobic Surfaces

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    Larsen, Simon Tylsgaard; Andersen, Nis Korsgaard; Søgaard, Emil; Taboryski, Rafael J.

    2014-01-01

    We study water drop roll-off at superhydrophobic surfaces with different surface patterns. Superhydrophobic microcavity surfaces were fabricated in silicon and coated with 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyltrichlorosilane (FDTS). For the more irregular surface patterns, the observed increase in roll-off angles is found to be caused by a decrease of the receding contact angle, which in turn is caused by an increase of the triple phase contact line of the drops for those more irregular surfaces. To unders...

  4. Pitch and roll hydrodynamics of a pericell hovercraft

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    Moran, David D.

    1986-12-01

    Pitch and roll responses of hovercraft have been extremely difficult to predict due to the complexity of hydrodynamic analyses on one hand and the difficulties of appropriate cushion scale modeling on the other. The paper presents comparisons of pitch and roll stiffness coefficients for overwater and overland operations. Data are presented from model-scale and full-scale trials and analytic-numerical modeling. The effects of model-scale on the cushion dynamics relative to rotational responses are presented and the important characteristics of overwater and overland responses are discussed.

  5. Strategic flat rolling of Ag/BSCCO-2223 tapes

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    Nielsen, Morten Storgård; Bech, Jakob Ilsted; Eriksen, Morten; Bay, Niels

    2002-01-01

    In the process of single-step flat rolling of multifilament Ag/BSCCO-2223 wire to tape previous work has shown the optimum strategy giving maximum critical current density to be it balance between the length and width strain, so they are of equal size i.e. so, that the logarithmic strain ratio, LSR, reaches zero. In order to investigate the possible improvements by using multistep flat rolling, a new strategy to control the LSR in each individual step. i.e. to control the differential logarithmi...

  6. Note: A 1-m Foucault pendulum rolling on a ball

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    Salva, H. R.; Benavides, R. E.; Venturino, J. A.; Cuscueta, D. J.; Ghilarducci, A. A.

    2013-10-01

    We have built a short Foucault pendulum of 1-m length. The aim of this work was to increase the sensitivity to elliptical trajectories from other longer pendula. The design was a semi-rigid pendulum that rolls over a small ball. The measurements of the movements (azimuth and elliptical trajectory) were done by an optical method. The resulting pendulum works in a medium satisfactory way due to problems of the correct choice of the mass of the bob together with the diameter of the supporting ball. It is also important to keep the rolling surface very clean.

  7. Video Stabilization and Rolling Shutter Correction using Inertial Measurement Sensors

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    Hanning, Gustav

    2011-01-01

    Most mobile video-recording devices of today, e.g. cell phones and music players, make use of a rolling shutter camera. A rolling shutter camera captures video by recording every frame line-by-line from top to bottom of the image, leading to image distortions in situations where either the device or the target is moving. Recording video by hand also leads to visible frame-to-frame jitter. In this thesis, methods to decrease distortion caused by the motion of a video-recording device with a ro...

  8. Twin roll casting of magnesium alloys with high aluminum contents

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    Watari, H; Haga, T.; Y. Shibue; K. Davey; N. KOGA

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the work is to establish a manufacturing process and technology to facilitate theeconomical manufacture of high-quality magnesium sheet alloys with high aluminum contents, such as AZ61and AZ91. The aim of the work is to establish a twin roll casting technology to facilitate the manufacture ofAZ61 and AZ91 magnesium sheet alloys economically whilst maintaining high quality.Design/methodology/approach: A horizontal type twin roll caster was used to manufacture thin magne...

  9. A Hamilton-Jacobi approach to nonslow roll inflation

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    Kinney, William H.

    1997-02-01

    I describe a general approach to characterizing cosmological inflation outside the standard slow-roll approximation, based on the Hamilton-Jacobi formulation of scalar field dynamics. The basic idea is to view the equation of state of the scalar field matter as the fundamental dynamical variable, as opposed to the field value or the expansion rate. I discuss how to formulate the equations of motion for scalar and tensor fluctuations in situations where the assumption of slow roll is not valid. I apply the general results to the simple case of inflation from an ``inverted'' polynomial potential, and to the more complicated case of hybrid inflation.

  10. Effect of rolling on dissipation in fault gouges

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    Sliding and rolling are two outstanding deformation modes in granular media. The first one induces frictional dissipation whereas the latter one involves deformation with negligible resistance. Using numerical simulations on two-dimensional shear cells, we investigate the effect of the grain rotation on the energy dissipation and the strength of granular materials under quasistatic shear deformation. Rolling and sliding are quantified in terms of the so-called Cosserat rotations. The observed spontaneous formation of vorticity cells and clusters of rotating bearings may provide an explanation for the long standing heat flow paradox of earthquake dynamics

  11. Generalized Slow Roll for Non-Canonical Kinetic Terms

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    Hu, Wayne

    2011-01-01

    We show that the generalized slow-roll approach for calculating the power spectrum where the inflationary slow roll parameters are neither small nor slowly varying can be readily extended to models with non-canonical kinetic terms in the inflaton action. For example, rapid sound speed variations can arise in DBI models with features in the warp factor leading to features in the power spectrum. Nonetheless there remains a single source function for deviations that is simply related to the power spectrum. Empirical constraints on this source function can be readily interpreted in the context of features in the inflaton potential or sound speed.

  12. Temperature effects on rolling texture formation in zirconium alloys

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    Pochettino, A.A. (Dept. Materiales, Gcia. Desarrollo, CNEA, Buenos Aires (Argentina)); Sanchez, P. (Dept. Materiales, Gcia. Desarrollo, CNEA, Buenos Aires (Argentina)); Lebensohn, R. (IFIR, UNR-CONICET, Rosario (Argentina)); Tome, C.N. (Reactor Materials Research Branch, Whiteshell, Lab., AECL, Pinawa, ROE1LO, MB (Canada))

    1994-01-01

    The effect of the different deformation modes on the development of the rolling texture in Zr alloys at different temperatures was analyzed by comparing theoretical predictions with experimental results of texture evolutions. Calculations were performed using the Viscoplastic Self-consistent (SC) Model, and twinning reorientation was treated by means of the Volume Fraction Transfer (VFT) scheme. In order to obtain an accurate representation of rolling textures, a systematic analysis of the active deformation modes, as well as their Critical Resolved Shear Stress (CRSS) dependence with temperature and their effects on the texture formation was carried out. (orig.)

  13. 75 FR 24825 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG (RRD) Models Tay 650-15 and Tay...

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    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG (RRD) Models Tay 650-15...493-2251. Contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, Dahlwitz...Relevant Service Information Rolls-Royce Deutschland has issued Alert Service...

  14. Annealing Effects in Twin-Roll Cast AA8006 Aluminium Sheets Processed by Accumulative Roll-Bonding

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    Miroslav Cieslar

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Ultrafine grained sheets were prepared from a twin-roll cast AA8006 aluminium alloy using accumulative roll-bonding process at room temperature. The evolution of microstructure of sheets after three accumulative roll-bonding passes during isochronal annealing with a constant step of 20 °C/20 min was studied by light and electron microscopy. The influence of the resulting microstructure on mechanical properties was monitored by microhardness measurements. The microhardness increases when the material is annealed up to 160 °C. Above this temperature a fast drop of microhardness occurs followed by a negligible variation at annealing temperatures exceeding 300 °C. In order to map continuously the microstructure changes during annealing, the in situ TEM experiments in the heating stage were performed as a supplement to post-mortem TEM observations.

  15. Ultrashort-pulsed laser processing and solution based coating in roll-to-roll manufacturing of organic photovoltaics

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    Hördemann, C.; Hirschfelder, K.; Schaefer, M.; Gillner, A.

    2015-09-01

    The breakthrough of flexible organic electronics and especially organic photovoltaics is highly dependent on cost-efficient production technologies. Roll-2-Roll processes show potential for a promising solution in terms of high throughput and low-cost production of thin film organic components. Solution based material deposition and integrated laser patterning processes offer new possibilities for versatile production lines. The use of flexible polymeric substrates brings along challenges in laser patterning which have to be overcome. One main challenge when patterning transparent conductive layers on polymeric substrates are material bulges at the edges of the ablated area. Bulges can lead to short circuits in the layer system leading to device failure. Therefore following layers have to have a sufficient thickness to cover and smooth the ridge. In order to minimize the bulging height, a study has been carried out on transparent conductive ITO layers on flexible PET substrates. Ablation results using different beam shapes, such as Gaussian beam, Top-Hat beam and Donut-shaped beam, as well as multi-pass scribing and double-pulsed ablation are compared. Furthermore, lab scale methods for cleaning the patterned layer and eliminating bulges are contrasted to the use of additional water based sacrificial layers in order to obtain an alternative procedure suitable for large scale Roll-2-Roll manufacturing. Besides progress in research, ongoing transfer of laser processes into a Roll-2-Roll demonstrator is illustrated. By using fixed optical elements in combination with a galvanometric scanner, scribing, variable patterning and edge deletion can be performed individually.

  16. 3-dimensional numerical modelling of rolling of superconducting Ag/BSCCO tape

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    Eriksen, Morten; Bech, Jakob Ilsted

    2000-01-01

    Numerical simulation of the deformation process during flat rolling of multifilament HTS tapes has been investigated using a commercial FEM program, ELFEN. The numerical models were built up in 2D and 3D using a Drucker-Prager/Cap model for the powder. Three different roll diameters (Ø24 mm, Ø85 mm and Ø126 mm) have been investigated. It is found that it is possible to perform numerical simulation with 3D models of flat rolling of multifilament wire. Two 3D models have been used; 3D pressing with rolls and 3D rolling. 3D pressing with rolls have the advance that the simulation time is lower than in the 3D rolling. The 3D models have the advantage compared to 2D pressing that they can predict the 3 dimensional flow in the flat rolling, which has been showed to be very imported for the super conduction properties

  17. 21 CFR 136.180 - Whole wheat bread, rolls, and buns.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 false Whole wheat bread, rolls, and buns. 136.180 Section...Bakery Products § 136.180 Whole wheat bread, rolls, and buns. (a) Each of the foods whole wheat bread, graham bread, entire wheat...

  18. Influences of roll-to-roll process and polymer substrate anisotropies on the tensile failure of thin oxide films

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    Leterrier, Y; Pinyol, A.; Rougier, L.; Waller, J. H.; Månson, J.-A.; Dumont, P.J.J.; Andersons, J.; Modniks, J.; Campo, M.; Sauer, P.; Schwenzel, J.

    2010-01-01

    The influence of internal stress anisotropy resulting from anisotropic loading in a roll-to-roll (R2R) process, and polymer substrate anisotropy on the crack onset strain (COS) of thin oxide coatings was analyzed. Experimental data obtained for R2R processed films were compared with data obtained using an isotropic sheet-to-sheet (S2S) process with the same anisotropic substrate. In the R2R case the COS was found to increase by 20% between the transverse direction and the machine direction. I...

  19. All polymer photovoltaics: From small inverted devices to large roll-to-roll coated and printed solar cells

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    Liu, Yao; Larsen-Olsen, Thue Trofod; Zhao, Xingang; Andreasen, Birgitta; Søndergaard, Roar R.; Helgesen, Martin; Norrman, Kion; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Krebs, Frederik C; Zhan, Xiaowei

    2013-01-01

    Inverted all polymer solar cells based on a blend of a perylene diimide based polymer acceptor and a dithienosilole based polymer donor were fabricated from small area devices to roll-to-roll (R2R) coated and printed large area modules. The device performance was successfully optimized by using solvent additive to tune the phase separation. By adding 2% chloronaphthalene as solvent additive for small area (0.25 cm2) devices, a power conversion efficiency (PCE) up to 0.63% was achieved for invert...

  20. Superplastic Formability of AZ31 Magnesium Alloy Sheets Produced by Twin Roll Casting and Sequential Hot Rolling

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    Yu, Yandong; Lin, Kai; Jiang, Peng

    2013-07-01

    In this paper, superplastic tensile testing and gas bulging forming of AZ31 and AZ31 + Y + Sr magnesium alloys produced by twin roll casting (TRC) and sequential hot rolling were carried out. At 673 K, the superplastic formability of the TRC AZ31 magnesium alloy sheets added Y and Sr elements has improved significantly compared to the common TRC AZ31 sheets. Formations of cavities on the bulging part go through three stages of the nucleation, growth and aggregation, finally cavities merging lead to rupture at the top of the bulging part.

  1. Fast Inline Roll-to-Roll Printing for Indium-Tin-Oxide-Free Polymer Solar Cells Using Automatic Registration

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    Hösel, Markus; Søndergaard, Roar R.; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Krebs, Frederik C

    2013-01-01

    Fast inline roll-to-roll printing and coating on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and barrier foil was demonstrated under ambient conditions at web speeds of 10 mmin1 for the manufacture of indium-tin-oxide-free (ITO-free) polymer solar cells comprising a 6-layer stack: silver-grid/PEDOT:PSS/ ZnO/P3HT:PCBM/PEDOT:PS /silver-grid. The first and second layers were printed at the same time using inline processing at a web speed of 10 mmin1 where flexographic printing of a hexagonal silver grid compr...

  2. ITO-free flexible polymer solar cells: From small model devices to roll-to-roll processed large modules

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    Manceau, Matthieu; Angmo, Dechan; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Krebs, Frederik C

    2011-01-01

    Manufacturing of flexible ITO-free polymer solar cell modules by roll-to-roll methods (R2R) is described. Inverted devices with top illumination were built on a Kapton foil and an Aluminum/Chromium bi-layer system was used as electron contact. The layer structure was Kapton/Al/Cr/P3HT:PCBM/PEDOT:PSS/Ag (printed) and devices were encapsulated. Small area cells (3 cm2 active area) were first carefully optimized investigating the influence of a number of discrete parameters on performance. A maximu...

  3. Flexible indium zinc oxide/Ag/indium zinc oxide multilayer electrode grown on polyethersulfone substrate by cost-efficient roll-to-roll sputtering for flexible organic photovoltaics

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    The authors describe the preparation and characteristics of flexible indium zinc oxide (IZO)-Ag-IZO multilayer electrodes grown on flexible polyethersulfone (PES) substrates using a roll-to-roll sputtering system for use in flexible organic photovoltaics. By the continuous roll-to-roll sputtering of the bottom IZO, Ag, and top IZO layers at room temperature, they were able to fabricate a high quality IZO-Ag-IZO multilayer electrode with a sheet resistance of 6.15 ?/square, optical transmittance of 87.4%, and figure of merit value of 42.03x10-3 ?-1 on the PES substrate. In addition, the IZO-Ag-IZO multilayer electrode exhibited superior flexibility to the roll-to-roll sputter grown single ITO electrode due to the existence of a ductile Ag layer between the IZO layers and stable amorphous structure of the IZO film. Furthermore, the flexible organic solar cells (OSCs) fabricated on the roll-to-roll sputter grown IZO-Ag-IZO electrode showed higher power efficiency (3.51%) than the OSCs fabricated on the roll-to-roll sputter grown single ITO electrode (2.67%).

  4. Aqueous Processing of Low-Band-Gap Polymer Solar Cells Using Roll-to-Roll Methods

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    Andersen, Thomas Rieks; Larsen-Olsen, Thue Trofod

    2011-01-01

    Aqueous nanoparticle dispersions of a series of three low-band-gap polymers poly[4,8-bis(2-ethylhexyloxy)benzo(1,2-b:4,5-b?)dithiophene-alt-5,6-bis(octyloxy)-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)(2,1,3-benzothiadiazole)-5,5?-diyl] (P1), poly[(4,4?-bis(2-ethylhexyl)dithieno[3,2-b:2?,3?-d]silole)-2,6-diyl-alt-(2,1,3-benzothiadiazole)-4,7-diyl] (P2), and poly[2,3-bis-(3-octyloxyphenyl)quinoxaline-5,8-diyl-alt-thiophene-2,5-diyl] (P3) were prepared using ultrasonic treatment of a chloroform solution of the polymer and [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester ([60]PCBM) mixed with an aqueous solution of sodium dodecylsulphate (SDS). The size of the nanoparticles was established using small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) of the aqueous dispersions and by both atomic force microscopy (AFM) and using both grazing incidence SAXS (GISAXS) and grazing incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering (GIWAXS) in the solid state as coated films. The aqueous dispersions were dialyzed to remove excess detergent and concentrated to a solid content ofapproximately 60 mg mL–1. The formation of films for solar cells using the aqueous dispersion required the addition of the nonionic detergent FSO-100 at a concentration of 5 mg mL–1. This enabled slot-die coating of high quality films with a dry thickness of 126 ± 19, 500 ± 25, and 612 ± 22 nm P1, P2, and P3, respectively for polymer solar cells. Large area inverted polymer solar cells were thus prepared based on the aqueous inks. The power conversion efficiency (PCE) reached for each of the materials was 0.07, 0.55, and 0.15% for P1, P2, and P3, respectively. The devices were prepared using coating and printing of all layers including the metal back electrodes. All steps were carried out using roll-to-roll (R2R) slot-die and screen printing methods on flexible substrates. All five layers were processed using environmentally friendly methods and solvents. Two of the layers were processed entirely from water (the electron transport layer and the active layer).

  5. Finantsturgude roll majanduskasvus / Willem F Duisenberg

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    Duisenberg, Willem F

    2001-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Eesti Pank Bulletin, nr. 8, 2001, lk. 8-11. Lühendatud tõlge kõnest, mille EKP president pidas 31. mail Viinis Austria keskpanga korraldatud majanduskonverentsil "Ühtne finantsturg: kaks aastat Euroopa Majandus- ja Rahaliitu"

  6. Tribological study in roll forming of lean duplex stainless steel sheets

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    Nielsen, Peter Søe; Nielsen, Morten Strogaard; Bay, Niels

    2012-01-01

    In roll forming a sheet metal strip undergoes deformation in several successive forming steps until the desired shape is reached. It is a very cost effective process to produce series of continuous profiles. Though roll forming is not considered a tribologically critical process, as process loads are relatively low and surface expansion is more or less non-existent, long roll forming production runs imply large sliding/contact lengths due to relative movement between steel strip and rolls. This ...

  7. Effect of processing parameters on scale formation during hot steel strip rolling

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    Sergio de Oliveira Lima Júnior; Júlio Cezar Bellon; Paulo Antônio de Souza Júnior; Fernando Gabriel da Silva Araújo; André Barros Cota

    2010-01-01

    The influence of processing parameters (slab thickness, water flow of interstand cooling and oil flow in roll gap lubrication system) on the thickness and composition of the tertiary scale formed during hot strip rolling, was studied in a low carbon steel in factory. The scale formed on the rolled surface was characterized by scanning electron microscopy and Mössbauer spectroscopy. It was observed that the combined effect of a greater rolling oil volume applied, larger bar thickness, and smal...

  8. Using Rolling to Develop Neuromuscular Control and Coordination of the Core and Extremities of Athletes

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    Hoogenboom, Barbara J; Voight, Michael L; Cook, Gray; Gill, Lance

    2009-01-01

    Rolling is a movement pattern seldom used by physical therapists for assessment and intervention with adult clientele with normal neurologic function. Rolling, as an adult motor skill, combines the use of the upper extremities, core, and lower extremities in a coordinated manner to move from one posture to another. Rolling is accomplished from prone to supine and supine to prone, although the method by which it is performed varies among adults. Assessment of rolling for both the ability to co...

  9. Texture evolution of the Mg/Al laminated composite fabricated by the accumulative roll bonding

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    The texture of the Mg/Al laminated composite fabricated by accumulative roll bonding was measured by neutron diffraction. The texture type of the Mg layer was typical rolling texture and the dominant texture of the Al layer was ?-fiber rolling texture with scatter around the ideal orientations. The significant waviness structure caused by the shear band reduced both the intensity and the sharpness of the rolling texture of both Mg and Al layers.

  10. Method of Maintaining the Required Values of Surface Roughness and Prediction of Technological Conditions for Cold Sheet Rolling

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    Valí?ek J.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper is based on results obtained from topography of surfaces of sheets rolled from deep-drawing steel of the type KOHAL grade 697, non-alloy low-carbon structural steel EN 10263-2:2004 and aluminium. The presented results document correctness of the assumption that the rolling force Froll increases with the increasing reduction ?h and the quality of the rolled surface is improved at the simultaneous increasing of strength of rolled sheets and the decreasing of size of structural grains. The experiment was performed on the two-high rolling stand DUO 210 SVa, which enables only non-continuous technology in contrast to the rolling mill with continuous reduction on one sheet in several degrees on rolling trains, in consequence of which the obtained height parameters of the section are in close correlation with the predicted dependence. Contribution of the work consists in the creation of a mathematical model (algorithm for predicting technological parameters of the two-high rolling stand DUO 210 SVa at change of the absolute reduction ?h, for example for a deep-drawing steel of the type KOHAL grade 697 and non-alloy lowcarbon structural steel PN EN 10263-2:2004 and aluminium, and also in the development of a method of calculation applicable to any material being rolled in general, because the authors have found that various materials can be differentiated by a derived analytical criterion IKP. This criterion is a function of ratio between the modulus of elasticity of reference material and that of actually rolled material. The reference material is here deep-drawing steel of the type KOHAL grade 697. Verification was carried out by measuring changes of final surface roughness profile and final strength of rolled sheets of the stated materials in relation to reductions and those were compared with theoretically predicted values. It is possible to identify and predict on the basis of this algorithm an instant state of surface topography in respect to variable technological conditions. On this basis it is then possible to calculate and plot individual main technological parameters.

  11. VNR (b-roll) ICTR-PHE 2012

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    2012-01-01

    Video News Release (B-roll)accompanying the press release announcing the ICTR-PHE 2012 conference (International Conference on Translational Research in Radio-Oncology and Physics for Health in Europe)organized by CERN from Feb 27 to March 2, 2012 at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG).

  12. Rock and Roll English Teaching: Content-Based Cultural Workshops

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    Robinson, Tim

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author shares a content-based English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) workshop that strengthens language acquisition, increases intrinsic motivation, and bridges cultural divides. He uses a rock and roll workshop to introduce an organizational approach with a primary emphasis on cultural awareness content and a…

  13. Improved Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition for Rolling Bearing Fault Diagnosis

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    Hongsheng Su

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Rolling bearing is an important part in mechanical system and faults occur frequently with vibration noise. Empirical mode decomposition (EMD is a tool for nonlinear and non-stationary signals analysis. However, the major drawbacks of EMD is mode mixing problem, ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD provides a new tool for signal analysis, and it is an improved technique of EMD. In order to alleviate the mode mixing problem and choose useful IMFs, a method called EEMD and distributing fitting testing is proposed in this paper, and it is used in rolling bearing fault diagnosis. Firstly, using it for rolling bearing fault diagnosis, the fault signal is decomposed by EEMD. Then applying distributing fitting testing to choose components with truly physical meaning and the de-noised signal can be obtained. Finally, utilizing envelope spectrum to distinguish different faults. The results demonstrate the proposed method can sift useful IMFs and diagnose faults effectively, such as inner race fault, outer race fault. The advantage of the proposed method is suitable for rolling bearing diagnosis.

  14. Parametric Roll - Risk Reduction through Real-time Detection

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    Galeazzi, Roberto

    2014-01-01

    PAROLL is an innovative condition-monitoring system for the timely detection of parametric roll on merchant vessels. It has been invented and developed by the Technical University of Denmark. DNV GL and Wallenius Marine have supported the development and full-scale validation of this monitoring system.

  15. Carbide factor predicts rolling-element bearing fatigue life

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    Chevalier, J. L.; Zaretsky, E. V.

    1973-01-01

    Analysis was made to determine correlation between number and size of carbide particles and rolling-element fatigue. Correlation was established, and carbide factor was derived that can be used to predict fatigue life more effectively than such variables as heat treatment, chemical composition, and hardening mechanism.

  16. Rolle der intraoperativen Cholangiografie bei der laparoskopischen Cholezystektomie

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    Mueller-Leydig, Elke

    2007-01-01

    Nach Einführung der laparoskopischen Cholezystektomie ist die Rolle der früher bei der offenen Cholezystektomie praktisch obligaten intraoperativen Cholangiografie stark relativiert worden. In verschiedenen Untersuchungen und Umfragen wird deutlich, dass die Anwendung der routinemäßigen intraoperativen Cholangiografie heute bei weit unter 10 % der laparoskopischen Cholezystektomien liegt. Im Zeitraum von 1991 - 2000 wurden insgesamt 1.573 Patienten aufgrund einer symptomatischen Cholezyst...

  17. Photoresponsive rolling and bending of thin crystals of chiral diarylethenes.

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    Uchida, Kingo; Sukata, Shin-ichiro; Matsuzawa, Yuji; Akazawa, Masako; de Jong, Jaap J D; Katsonis, Nathalie; Kojima, Yuko; Nakamura, Shinichiro; Areephong, Jetsuda; Meetsma, Auke; Feringa, Ben L

    2008-01-21

    Dithienylhexafluorocyclopentene with (R)- or (S)-N-phenylethylamide substituents formed rod-like and 0.2-1.0 microm-thick platelike crystals by sublimation; upon UV irradiation, the crystals bent concavely to the incident light and finally rolled crystals were obtained; the bent crystals were reconverted to flat crystals by visible light irradiation. PMID:18399196

  18. Loop effects and infrared divergences in slow-roll inflation

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    Larjo, Klaus; Lowe, David A

    2013-01-01

    Loop corrections to observables in slow-roll inflation are found to diverge no worse than powers of the log of the scale factor, extending Weinberg's theorem to quasi-single field inflation models. Demanding perturbation theory be valid during primordial inflation leads to constraints on the effective lagrangian. This leads to some interesting constraints and coincidences on the landscape of inflationary vacua.

  19. Prantsuse keele staatus, roll ja imidž Eestis / Suliko Liiv

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    Liiv, Suliko

    2000-01-01

    20. okt. 2000 külastas Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikooli germaani-romaani filoloogia osakonda Prantsuse Kultuurikeskuse prantsuse keele atašee Laurent Pochat. Koos TPÜ prantsuse keele õpetaja Cecile Elizieri ja Suliko Liiviga arutati 2001.a. septembris toimuvat konverentsi "Prantsuse keele staatus, roll ja imidž Eestis"

  20. Rolls-Royce barge-mounted PWR maximizes prefabrication

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    Rolls-Royce has been interested for some time in putting its experience to use in the design and construction of small PWR power stations for use in the grids of developing countries and in other areas where there is a more localized need for a compact power plant. (author)

  1. THE USE OF TAGUCHI'S METHOD FOR EVALUATING OPTIMAL OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS FOR THE POWERED ROLL GIN STAND

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    The powered roll gin stand is a new saw-type ginning technology that has shown increased production and turnout without adversely affecting fiber properties. This new gin stand has three primary components: paddle roll, saw, and seed finger roll. The operational settings of these components has been...

  2. 77 FR 67582 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2012-11-13

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 611-8 turbofan...proposed AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  3. 78 FR 35752 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-06-14

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-725A1-12...AD, contact, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  4. 78 FR 17082 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbojet Engines

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    2013-03-20

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbojet Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Spey 511-8 turbojet...new AD: 2013-05-20 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (formerly...

  5. 77 FR 74123 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2012-12-13

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) models Tay 620-15...proposed AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg...

  6. 78 FR 2197 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-01-10

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Model Tay 620-15...identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  7. 77 FR 68714 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2012-11-16

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710A1-10...proposed AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  8. 78 FR 77382 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-12-23

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-715A1-30...AD, contact, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  9. 78 FR 70198 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-11-25

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) model Tay 620-15...AD): 2013-23-01 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG: Amendment...

  10. 78 FR 10501 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-02-14

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710A1-10...new AD: 2013-03-17 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Formerly...

  11. 78 FR 59291 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co. KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-09-26

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co. KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co. KG (RRD) Tay 620-15...proposed AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  12. 78 FR 17080 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-03-20

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710 series...new AD: 2013-05-13 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Formerly...

  13. 77 FR 11019 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2012-02-24

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-715A1-30...proposed AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  14. 78 FR 2195 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-01-10

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30...identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  15. 77 FR 66769 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbojet Engines

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    2012-11-07

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbojet Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Spey 511-8 turbojet...proposed AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  16. 77 FR 71085 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2012-11-29

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...serial number (S/N) Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) TAY 620- 15 turbofan...identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  17. 78 FR 17079 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-03-20

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) models Tay 620-15...new AD: 2013-06-01 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) (formerly...

  18. 77 FR 66771 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2012-11-07

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710 series...proposed AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  19. 78 FR 35574 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-06-13

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) model Tay 650-15...proposed AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  20. 78 FR 17075 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-03-20

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 611-8 turbofan...new AD: 2013-05-19 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG: Amendment...

  1. 78 FR 71532 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

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    2013-11-29

    ...Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines AGENCY...2007-03- 02 for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland (RRD) Tay 620-15, Tay 650-15...identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11,...

  2. Inflationary Hubble Parameter from the Gravitational Wave Spectrum in the General Slow-roll Approximation

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    Joy, Minu

    2007-01-01

    Improved general slow-roll formulae giving the primordial gravitational wave spectrum are derived in the present work. Also the first and second order general slow-roll inverse formulae giving the Hubble parameter $H$ in terms of the gravitational wave spectrum are derived. Moreover, the general slow-roll consistency condition relating the scalar and tensor spectra is obtained.

  3. 78 FR 24435 - Hot-Rolled Steel Products From China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine

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    2013-04-25

    ...731-TA-899-901 and 906-908 (Second Review)] Hot-Rolled Steel Products From China, India...concerning the countervailing duty orders on hot-rolled steel products from India, Indonesia...Thailand and antidumping duty orders on hot-rolled steel products from China,...

  4. 77 FR 66078 - Hot-Rolled Steel Products From China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine...

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    2012-11-01

    ...731-TA-899-901 and 906-908 (Second Review)] Hot-Rolled Steel Products From China, India...Concerning the Countervailing Duty Orders on Hot-Rolled Steel Products From India, Indonesia...Thailand and Antidumping Duty Orders on Hot-Rolled Steel Products From China,...

  5. Failure Analysis of Rollers in mill stand using Failure mode Effect Analysis

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    Tadisetti Premsai; Anga Kiran Vikram; Varma, S.Sivarajan

    2014-01-01

    Rolling is an important steel production process. Productivity and quality improvements in metal rolling are possible by paying a detailed attention to the various roll failure modes.A proper understanding of the causes of roll failure modes is usually complex and depends on the metallurgical quality of rolls, improper mill usage practices and abnormal rolling conditions. The work rolls operate under severe condition and should posses excellent wear resistance and very little ...

  6. Analysis of market possibilities for development of pipe-rolling production on PJSC «Sumy Frunze MNPO»

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    S.M. Illiashenko

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. The aim of this article is analysis and evaluation of market opportunities and the potential of innovative development of Public Joint Stock Company Sumy Frunze Machine-Building Science-and-Production Association, concerning to the production and upgrading of cold-rolling of the tubes with the incomplete certainty of the environment.The results of the analysis. The results of the analysis show that in recent years there is the need to increase services for modernization of cold-rolling tubes in markets of foreign countries. Main factors that contribute to the intensive development and growth of the world market for the modernization of cold-rolling tubes are revealed.It is substantiated that 543 rolling mills, which were produced in the countries of the former Soviet republics, have to be modernized. Their total mass is estimated of 4090-10895 tons. Considering the prices of modernization services which are calculated by weight, market capacity in value terms makes $49,08-130,74 million. About 75% of this capacity is the markets of the former Soviet republics.Their tube companies cannot get new mills so they will upgrade existing ones, because of the unstable financial situation.It is revealed that despite the economic crisis, in the market of production of new pipe-rolling mills their sales are growing in China, India, South Korea and Japan. Also growth of sales of the unique specialized pipe-rolling equipment is observed. Potential consumers of new rolling mills concrete enterprises of the foreign and neighboring countries are defined.The comparative analysis of main producers of new rolling mills, and also services in modernization of the available ones is carried out. As the result, their strengths, weaknesses and prospects of development in the market are defined.The authors made the analysis of market opportunities of innovative development ofPJSC Sumy Frunze MNPO in the market of production and modernization of mills of cold rolling of pipes. The analysis was made with consecutive specification of market prospects ofPJSC Sumy Frunze MNPO. Methods of SWOT-analysis, PEST-analysis and SNW-analysis were used. Features formation of the innovative strategy development of PJSC are defined as result of the analysis. They will allow to get the balance between external and internal possibilities of development and to increase chances of PJSC to reach the success.The main external (of direct and indirect action and internal risk factors of the innovative project of production and modernization of cold-rolling pipes are revealed. The quantitative assessment of extent of their influence is executed with the method of expert evaluations. It is established that at this combination of factors the enterprise is in zone of the increased risk, generally because owing to adverse influence of external factors.The assessment of financial stability of innovative project showed its absolute stability and absence of investment risk, generally because of alleged financing of the project only at the expense of own means of PJSC.The identified multiple-factor quantitative assessment of risk allowed establishing value termsof possible losses (for separate stages and for innovative project as a whole at worst-case scenarios. Comparison of possible losses (taking into account probability of their emergence with the expected income of the project and PJSC as a whole testifies about the acceptable size of risk (even for the pessimistic type of behavior of the person making the decision at implementation of the innovative project of production and modernization of cold-rolling of pipes.Detailed analysis of innovative development potential of PJSC (including the analysis of its separate components: market, innovative, production and marketing potentials concerning production and modernization of pipe-rolling camps which testifies about high chances of implementation of the considered innovative project is made.The received results testify about high chances of realization of one of the most perspective di

  7. Direct and precise measurement of displacement and velocity of flexible web in roll-to-roll manufacturing systems

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    Interest in the production of printed electronics using a roll-to-roll system has gradually increased due to its low mass-production costs and compatibility with flexible substrate. To improve the accuracy of roll-to-roll manufacturing systems, the movement of the web needs to be measured precisely in advance. In this paper, a novel measurement method is developed to measure the displacement and velocity of the web precisely and directly. The proposed algorithm is based on the traditional single field encoder principle, and the scale grating has been replaced with a printed grating on the web. Because a printed grating cannot be as accurate as a scale grating in a traditional encoder, there will inevitably be variations in pitch and line-width, and the motion of the web should be measured even though there are variations in pitch and line-width in the printed grating patterns. For this reason, the developed algorithm includes a precise method of estimating the variations in pitch. In addtion, a method of correcting the Lissajous curve is presented for precision phase interpolation to improve measurement accuracy by correcting Lissajous circle to unit circle. The performance of the developed method is evaluated by simulation and experiment. In the experiment, the displacement error was less than 2.5 ?m and the velocity error of 1? was about 0.25%, while the grating scale moved 30 mm

  8. Interlaboratory indoor ageing of roll-to-roll and spin coated organic photovoltaic devices: Testing the ISOS tests

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    Gevorgyan, Suren A.; Corazza, Michael

    2014-01-01

    The inter-comparability of ageing of organic photovoltaic (OPV) technologies in dark is addressed. Four primary factors that affect the reproducibility of the ageing rate determination and inter-comparison are discussed: production/encapsulation of the samples, current–voltage (IV) characterization, testing conditions for ageing and lifetime determination from a decay curve.Results of inter-laboratory ageing studies of roll-to-roll and spin coated samples with correspondingly flexible plastic packaging and glass stored in dark conditions among 7 laboratories are presented. ISOS test conditions, proposed recently as guiding protocols for testing OPV stability, are applied in the study. The reproducibility of the performance versus the production and encapsulation techniques is firstly studied. The results reveal a significant improvement in the reproducibility when going from manual spin coating to roll-to-roll production. Furthermore, the reproducibility of current–voltage (IV) measurement and preconditioning(light soaking treatments) are addressed. Additionally, the inter-comparison of the degradation rates of the samples aged under three different dark test conditions (ambient, dry/heat, damp heat) reported by different groups are analyzed revealing a reasonable agreement. Finally, a logarithmic diagram for OPV lifetime associated with common time units is proposed that allows conveniently categorizing and intercomparing the stability performance of different samples aged under different test conditions.

  9. Large format cylindrical lens films formed by roll-to-roll ultraviolet embossing and applications as diffusion films

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    Shan, X. C.; Liu, T.; Mohaime, M.; Salam, B.; Liu, Y. C.

    2015-03-01

    A roll-to-roll (R2R) ultraviolet (UV) embossing system has been developed for manufacturing micro features on continuous flexible films. The R2R UV embossing system, which has an embossing roller of 160?mm in diameter, can handle flexible polymer films with a width up to 500?mm and thickness ranging from 0.05 to 0.5?mm. A metal sheet template with micro features on its surface is mounted to the embossing roller and used as embossing mould. A slot die coating unit that has a coating width of 250?mm is used to deposit liquid UV curable resin on polymer films and coating thickness ranging from 10 to 50?µm has been achieved. Continuous roll-to-roll UV embossing is conducted and optical films with cylindrical lens arrays (curvature radius = 112? ± ?2?µm, sag height = 28? ± ?0.5?µm and pitch = 150? ± ?2?µm) are formed. The optical films are used for diffusion to improve light uniformity of a printed lighting film that consists of lighting stripes and dark blank lines. The evaluation results show that the non-uniformity of light intensity can be reduced from 30% (with only lighting panel) to about 3% with the cylindrical lens films.

  10. 75 FR 47263 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation; Final...

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    2010-08-05

    ...Russian Federation (``Russia'').\\1\\ On the...Gannon, Office of Policy, Import Administration...hot-rolled steel from Russia in accordance with section...are not related to a foreign producer/exporter and...Anne D'Alauro, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of...

  11. Fabrication of an antireflective polymer optical film with subwavelength structures using a roll-to-roll micro-replication process

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    An antireflective optical film with subwavelength structures replicated by use of a roll-to-roll micro-replication process (RMRP) is investigated. Firstly, a single layer of a nanostructure on a polymer film is designed for an antireflection purpose by the finite difference time domain method in the visible light spectrum. Structures of a conical cylinder array, with spatial period of 400 nm, diameter of 200 nm and height of 350 nm, are numerically obtained. Then, such structures are fabricated by RMRP combining originated structure fabrication realized by deep ultra-violet lithography and dry etching, Ni mold electroplating and replication by using the roll-to-roll process imprinting into the flexible polyethylene terephthalate substrate. A nanostructure roller mold bonded with Ni molds has been successfully fabricated and coated with the self-assembly monolayer process for the purpose of fabricating an anti-adhesion film and improving the lifetime of the Ni molds. The duplicated nanostructure films show a good optical quality of antireflection (AR ? 2.45% in a 400–700 nm spectral range) and are in good agreement with the theoretical predictions. The experimental results show that the developed process is a promising and cost-effective method for the continuous duplication of flexible devices with nano-scaled feature sizes used in nanophotonics by RMRP

  12. Waveguide slot-excited long racetrack electron cyclotron resonance plasma source for roll-to-roll (scanning) processing

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    You, H.-J. [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-07-15

    We present a SLot-excited ANtenna (SLAN) long racetrack ECR plasma source that is utilized for roll-to-roll plasma processing such as thin film encapsulation of large-area OLED (organic light emitting diode) panel or modification of fabric surfaces. This source is designed to be long, and to operate under high density uniform plasma with sub-milli-torr pressures. The above features are accomplished by a slot-excited long racetrack resonator with a toroidal geometry of magnetic field ECR configuration, and reinforced microwave electric distributions along the central region of plasma chamber. Also, a new feature has been added to the source. This is to employ a tail plunger, which allows the microwave electric field and the uniformity of the plasma profile to be easily adjustable. We have successfully generated Ar plasmas operating with the microwave power of 0.5–3 kW in the pressure range of 0.2–10 mTorr. The plasma is uniform (<10%) in the direction of the straight track and has a Gaussian profile in the roll-to-roll (scanning) direction. In addition, it is shown that the tail plunger could adjust the plasma profile in order to obtain plasma uniformity. Furthermore, based on the results, we suggest a newly designed up-scaled racetrack-SLAN source.

  13. Roll-to-roll manufacturing of amorphous silicon alloy solar cells with in situ cell performance diagnostics

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    In order to meet the price target necessary for widespread use of solar cell products, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., ECD, has developed and commercialized a continuous roll-to-roll manufacturing technology for the production of a-Si alloy solar cells. Since the early 1980s, we have advanced this technology from a small-scale pilot machine to a large-scale production machine. In 2002, ECD commissioned a 30 MW per year machine for United Solar Systems Corp. in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The RF PECVD a-Si alloy solar cell processor, designed and built by ECD, deposits triple-junction solar cell materials consisting of nine layers of a-Si alloys in a continuous roll-to-roll operation simultaneously on six coils of 130 ?m thick, 0.36 m wide, 2.6 km long stainless-steel substrate at 1 cm/s. In order to minimize production losses due to undetected deviations of production conditions and carry on a continuous program of device optimization, we have developed and are incorporating in situ cell performance diagnostic systems. (author)

  14. Pechiney Rolled Products: Plant-Wide Energy Assessment Identifies Opportunities to Optimize Aluminum Casting and Rolling Operations

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    2004-07-01

    A Pechiney Rolled Products plant focused on various aluminum casting processes during a PWA. The assessment revealed potential annual savings of 460,000 MMBtu in natural gas, 9.6 million kWh in electricity, 69 million pounds in CO2, and $2.5 million.

  15. Pechiney Rolled Products: Plant-Wide Energy Assessment Identifies Opportunities to Optimize Aluminum Casting and Rolled Operations

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    2004-07-01

    A Pechiney Rolled Products plant focused on various aluminum casting processes during a PWA. The assessment revealed potential annual savings of 460,000 MMBtu in natural gas, 9.6 million kWh in electricity, 69 million pounds in CO2, and $2.5 million.

  16. Direct and precise measurement of displacement and velocity of flexible web in roll-to-roll manufacturing systems

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    Kang, Dongwoo; Lee, Eonseok; Choi, Young-Man; Lee, Taik-Min [Advanced Manufacturing Systems Research Division, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, 156 Gajeongbuk-Ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Duk Young [Nano-Opto-Mechatronics Lab., Dept. of Mechanical Eng., KAIST, 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Dongmin [Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, 267 Gajeong-Ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-340 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-12-15

    Interest in the production of printed electronics using a roll-to-roll system has gradually increased due to its low mass-production costs and compatibility with flexible substrate. To improve the accuracy of roll-to-roll manufacturing systems, the movement of the web needs to be measured precisely in advance. In this paper, a novel measurement method is developed to measure the displacement and velocity of the web precisely and directly. The proposed algorithm is based on the traditional single field encoder principle, and the scale grating has been replaced with a printed grating on the web. Because a printed grating cannot be as accurate as a scale grating in a traditional encoder, there will inevitably be variations in pitch and line-width, and the motion of the web should be measured even though there are variations in pitch and line-width in the printed grating patterns. For this reason, the developed algorithm includes a precise method of estimating the variations in pitch. In addtion, a method of correcting the Lissajous curve is presented for precision phase interpolation to improve measurement accuracy by correcting Lissajous circle to unit circle. The performance of the developed method is evaluated by simulation and experiment. In the experiment, the displacement error was less than 2.5 ?m and the velocity error of 1? was about 0.25%, while the grating scale moved 30 mm.

  17. Termos psicopatológicos em bandas e músicas de rock and roll / Psychopathological terms in bands and songs of rock and roll

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    Thaísa Silva, Gios; Francisco, Lotufo Neto.

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar o uso de termos psicopatológicos nos nomes de bandas de rock and roll e em suas músicas. MÉTODO: Termos psicopatológicos do glossário do DSM-IV foram digitados em português e inglês na página do YouTube. Bandas e músicas de rock and roll foram identificadas. O mesmo procedimento [...] foi realizado, a título de comparação, com o glossário de termos neurológicos da CID-10. RESULTADOS: Foram encontrados nomes de bandas ou músicas referentes a 62 termos psiquiátricos e a 24 termos neurológicos. Os termos psiquiátricos foram mais frequentes, apresentando diferença estatisticamente significativa. Foram encontradas 60 bandas de rock com nomes inspirados na psiquiatria e na neurologia. Dessas, 44 bandas usavam nomes psiquiátricos e 16 bandas usavam termos neurológicos. Bandas e músicas de rock usam mais nomes psiquiátricos que neurológicos. Predominaram nas músicas nomes relacionados ao uso de substâncias. Ao se compararem nomes de bandas e canções brasileiras e estrangeiras, não se encontrou diferença estatisticamente significativa. CONCLUSÃO: Bandas de rock and roll usam com maior frequência termos psicopatológicos em seus nomes e em suas músicas. Bandas brasileiras apresentam resultados semelhantes. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of psychopathology terms in the names of rock and roll bands and in their songs or musics. METHOD: Psychopathological terms from the DSM-IV glossary were typed in Portuguese and English on the YouTube page. Bands and music of rock and roll were identified. The same [...] procedure was performed, for comparison, with the glossary of neurological terms of ICD-10. RESULTS: Sixty-two psychiatry and 24 neurology related words were used by rock and roll bands and songs. A frequent use of psychiatric and neurological terms in band names and songs of rock was found. The psychiatric terms were more frequent. Sixty bands used psychiatric and neurology related names (44 bands used psychiatry names and 16 neurology). The names predominant in music were related to substance use. When comparing names and songs of Brazilian and other countries bands no difference was found. CONCLUSION: Rock and Roll bands use with greater frequency psychopathology and psychiatric terms in their names and musics. Brazilian bands held similar results.

  18. Roll-to-Roll Printed Silver Nanowire Semitransparent Electrodes for Fully Ambient Solution-Processed Tandem Polymer Solar Cells

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    Angmo, Dechan; Andersen, Thomas Rieks

    2015-01-01

    Silver nanowires (AgNWs) and zinc oxide (ZnO) are deposited on flexible substrates using fast roll-to-roll (R2R) processing. The AgNW film on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) shows >80% uniform optical transmission in the range of 550-900 nm. This electrode is compared to the previously reported and currently widely produced indium-tin-oxide (ITO) replacement comprising polyethylene terephthalate (PET)|silver grid|poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS)|ZnO known as Flextrode. The AgNW/ZnO electrode shows higher transmission than Flextrode above 490 nm in the electromagnetic spectrum reaching up to 40% increased transmission at 750 nm in comparison to Flextrode. The functionality of AgNW electrodes is demonstrated in single and tandem polymer solar cells and compared with parallel devices on traditional Flextrode. All layers, apart from the semitransparent electrodes which are large-scale R2R produced, are fabricated in ambient conditions on a laboratory roll-coater using printing and coating methods which are directly transferrable to large-scale R2R processing upon availability of materials. In a single cell structure, Flextrode is preferable with active layers based on poly-3-hexylthiophene(P3HT):phenyl-C61-butyric acid methylester (PCBM) and donor polymers of similar absorption characteristics while AgNW/ZnO electrodes are more compatible with low band gap polymer-based single cells. In tandem devices, AgNW/ZnO is more preferable resulting in up to 80% improvement in PCE compared to parallel devices on Flextrode. Rolling in tandem: Roll-to-roll rotary screen printing of silver nanowires (AgNWs) and zinc oxide (ZnO) is realized on flexible substrates enabling large-area semi-transparent electrodes with >80% transmission. This electrode is employed in all-ambient roll-coating of single and tandem polymer solar cells. AgNW/ZnO proves highly suitable especially for tandem structures while the traditional indium-tin-oxide replacement - Flextrode - remains unbeaten in single cells with wide band-gap polymers.

  19. Roll-to-roll manufacture of pentacene-based thin film transistors with a flash-evaporated polymer dielectric cured with an e-beam

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    Abbas, GAW; Cheng, D; Mallik, K; Assender, HE

    2011-01-01

    We report our fabrication of pentacene field effect transistors (FETs) based on a vacuum processed and e-beam cured polymer electrolyte (i.e., tripropylene glycol diacrylate (TRPGDA)) as a gate dielectric layer on flexible wide web substrates. The deposition of the semiconductor and gate insulator layers is carried out in Oxford's roll-to-roll vacuum web processing facility and could be combined in-line with roll-to-roll pattern metallization. The aim of the work is to demonstrate the ability...

  20. On the Feasibility of Stabilizing Parametric Roll with Active Bifurcation Control

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    Galeazzi, Roberto; Blanke, Mogens

    2007-01-01

    When parametric resonance occurs on a ship, large roll motion develops rapidly and severe damage on cargo is likely. Some vessels have even capsized in moderate seas for reasons believed to be parametric resonance. This paper revisits the analysis of parametric resonance and assess the possibility to dynamically modify the instability region where parametric roll can occur. It is shown how a control strategy for roll stabilization could be modi…ed to change a bifurcation in roll motion and stabilize the motion, even after parametric resonance has started. The paper addresses issues of achievable performance and demonstrates the approach on a yaw-sway-roll-surge model of a containership.

  1. Theoretical peculiarities regarding the definition and representation of the rolling surfaces

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    Bogdan Bucur

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the matrix-vector calculus of the rolling surfaces of a bevel worm gear with inverted conicity. By this gear the worm gear is situated on the inner side of the crown taper. It is to remark that in this case both rolling surfaces cannot be tangent. Keeping the worm’s rolling surface conical, it is necessary to calculate the profile of the crown’s rolling surface that becomes a hyperboloid. Using a numerical approach, the best approximating cone of the crown wheel’s rolling surface will be calculated.

  2. Study of texture formation during hot rolling of VNS-2 maraging steel

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    Study of austenite and martensite texture in hot rolled sheets of VNS-2 maraging stainless steel has been carried out. The hot rolling was run from 130 down to 4 mm. Initial and final rolling temperatures consist 1210 and 800 deg C respectively. X-ray diffraction studies show that austenite texture formation in hot rolled VNS-2 steel is conditioned by the process of plastic deformation. Heterogeneous distribution of austenite texture across the thickness of a hot rolled sheet is inherited by martensite texture. Deformation in the middle layers of the sheet is found to proceed by slip. Surface texture is formed by the same mechanism, the stress system being oriented differently

  3. Influence of Surge Motion on the Probability of Parametric Roll in a Stationary Sea State

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    Jensen, JØrgen Juncher; Vidic-Perunovic, Jelena

    2007-01-01

    A typical parametric roll scenario for a ship in head waves implies that the roll motion is coupled with vertical motion of the vessel. The added resistance of the ship is increased when the bow pitches down in a wave crest. As a consequence, the ship speed is slowed down and, hence, the roll resonance condition might be changed. In an attempt to study the influence of this speed variation in waves on parametric roll, the procedure for estimation of probability of parametric roll by Jensen and Pedersen (2006) has been extended to account for the surge motion of the vessel.

  4. Micro Pattern Roll Mold for Large Area Display by Electroforming and Wrapping Method

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    Hwang, Eun-Soo; Park, Jung-Woo; Kim, Jeong-Gil; Cho, Youngtae; Yeo, Kyeong-Min; Seo, Jung-Woo; Kim, Hyuk; Lee, Sukwon

    2009-05-01

    A pattern roll mold for imprinting 15-in. liquid crystal display black matrix was fabricated. A Ni sheet mold was replicated by electroforming process. For high accurate sheet mold wrapping process, a sheet mold wrapping machine was developed. Using the roll mold, black matrix patterns were manufactured by a roll-to-roll nanoimprint lithography system with high pattern uniformity. The electroformed Ni sheet mold has 0.01% dimensional error rate due to the thermal and internal stress. The radius variation of the roll increases by 2 µm after wrapping the sheet mold. And alignment error in wrapping was 8.2×10-5 radian out of vertical line.

  5. Stabilization of Parametric Roll Resonance with Active U-Tanks via Lyapunov Control Design

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    Holden, Christian; Galeazzi, Roberto

    2009-01-01

    Parametric ship roll resonance is a phenomenon where a ship can rapidly develop high roll motion while sailing in longitudinal waves. This effect can be described mathematically by periodic changes of the parameters of the equations of motion, which lead to a bifurcation. In this paper, the control design of an active u-tank stabilizer is carried out using Lyapunov theory. A nonlinear backstepping controller is developed to provide global exponential stability of roll. An extension of commonly used u-tank models is presented to account for large roll angles, and the control design is tested via simulation on a high-fidelity model of a vessel under parametric roll resonance.

  6. Rolled-up inductor structure for a radiofrequency integrated circuit (RFIC)

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    Li, Xiuling; Huang, Wen; Ferreira, Placid M.; Yu, Xin

    2015-12-29

    A rolled-up inductor structure for a radiofrequency integrated circuit (RFIC) comprises a multilayer sheet in a rolled configuration comprising multiple turns about a longitudinal axis. The multilayer sheet comprises a conductive pattern layer on a strain-relieved layer, and the conductive pattern layer comprises at least one conductive strip having a length extending in a rolling direction. The at least one conductive strip thereby wraps around the longitudinal axis in the rolled configuration. The conductive pattern layer may also comprise two conductive feed lines connected to the conductive strip for passage of electrical current therethrough. The conductive strip serves as an inductor cell of the rolled-up inductor structure.

  7. Design And Development Of Roll Cage For An All-Terrain Vehicle

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    Khelan Chaudhari; Amogh Joshi; Ranjit Kunte; Kushal Nair

    2013-01-01

    The study aims to design, develop and fabricate a roll cage for an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) in accordance with the rulebook of BAJA 2013 given by SAE. A roll cage is a skeleton of an ATV. The roll cage not only forms the structural base but also a 3-D shell surrounding the occupant which protects the occupant in case of impact and roll over incidents. The roll cage also adds to the aesthetics of a vehicle. The design and development comprises of material selection, chassis and frame design,...

  8. Asymmetric and symmetric rolling of magnesium: Evolution of microstructure, texture and mechanical properties

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    Highlights: ? Room temperature asymmetrically rolled sample has the grain size 2.3 ?m. ? Basal texture forms along the normal direction after symmetric rolling. ? For asymmetric rolling, basal texture is ?5–10° shifted from the ND. ? A small shear component, if introduced during rolling, increases the ductility. - Abstract: In the present study, asymmetric rolling was carried out for incorporating a shear component during the rolling at different temperatures, and was compared with conventional (symmetric) rolling. The microstructures were investigated using electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD). The strain incorporated was compared with the help of grain orientation spread (GOS). GOS was eventually used as a criterion to partition the microstructure for separating the deformed and the dynamically recrystallized (DRX) grains. The texture of the partitioned DRX grains was shifted by ?30° along the c-axis from the deformed grains. The mechanism of dynamic recrystallization (DRX) has been identified as continuous dynamic recovery and recrystallization (CDRR). The partitioned deformed grains for the higher temperature rolled specimens exhibited a texture similar to the room temperature rolled specimen. The asymmetric rolling introduces a shear component which shifts the texture fibre by ?5–10° from the conventional rolling texture. This led to an increase in ductility with little compromise on strength.

  9. Casting of High-Aluminum-Content Mg Alloys Strip by a Horizontal Twin-Roll Caster

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    Harada, Hideto; Nishida, Shinichi; Masaki, Endo; Watari, Hisaki

    2014-04-01

    This study was aimed to investigate casting of high-aluminum-content Mg alloys strip by a horizontal twin-roll caster. A horizontal-type twin-roll caster was equipped with a nozzle. This nozzle was movable. The roll size was ?300 × W150, and copper rolls were used. The rolling road was very small. It was possible to cast AZ91D and AZ121 magnesium alloys continuously by a horizontal twin-roll caster. There was gloss and no crack. The thickness of as-cast strip of AZ91D was 4.5 mm and that of AZ121 was 4.6 mm, respectively. In the case that roll velocity was 48 m/min, the thickness of as-cast strip of AZ121 was 2.0 mm. A 2.0-mm-thick strip was able to coil, and the diameter was ?500 mm. The microstructures of the as-cast strip of AZ91D and AZ121 magnesium alloys were observed using light optical microscopy. Isometric dendrite crystals were observed at the as-cast strip. The as-cast strip without facing of AZ91D and AZ121 magnesium alloys were able to hot rolling of 75 pct reduction. The surface of the as-rolled sheet was flat and glossy. The tensile strength of the as rolled was 230 MPa and the elongation of as rolled was 4 pct.

  10. Asymmetric and symmetric rolling of magnesium: Evolution of microstructure, texture and mechanical properties

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    Biswas, Somjeet [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Kim, Dong-Ik [Korea Institute of Science and Technology, 136791 Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Suwas, Satyam, E-mail: satyamsuwas@met.iisc.ernet.in [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India)

    2012-07-30

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Room temperature asymmetrically rolled sample has the grain size 2.3 {mu}m. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Basal texture forms along the normal direction after symmetric rolling. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer For asymmetric rolling, basal texture is {approx}5-10 Degree-Sign shifted from the ND. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A small shear component, if introduced during rolling, increases the ductility. - Abstract: In the present study, asymmetric rolling was carried out for incorporating a shear component during the rolling at different temperatures, and was compared with conventional (symmetric) rolling. The microstructures were investigated using electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD). The strain incorporated was compared with the help of grain orientation spread (GOS). GOS was eventually used as a criterion to partition the microstructure for separating the deformed and the dynamically recrystallized (DRX) grains. The texture of the partitioned DRX grains was shifted by {approx}30 Degree-Sign along the c-axis from the deformed grains. The mechanism of dynamic recrystallization (DRX) has been identified as continuous dynamic recovery and recrystallization (CDRR). The partitioned deformed grains for the higher temperature rolled specimens exhibited a texture similar to the room temperature rolled specimen. The asymmetric rolling introduces a shear component which shifts the texture fibre by {approx}5-10 Degree-Sign from the conventional rolling texture. This led to an increase in ductility with little compromise on strength.

  11. Analysis of Roll Steering for Solar Electric Propulsion Missions

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    Pederson, Dylan, M.; Hojnicki, Jeffrey, S.

    2012-01-01

    Nothing is more vital to a spacecraft than power. Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) uses that power to provide a safe, reliable, and, most importantly, fuel efficient means to propel a spacecraft to its destination. The power performance of an SEP vehicle s solar arrays and electrical power system (EPS) is largely influenced by the environment in which the spacecraft is operating. One of the most important factors that determines solar array power performance is how directly the arrays are pointed to the sun. To get the most power from the solar arrays, the obvious solution is to point them directly at the sun at all times. Doing so is not a problem in deep space, as the environment and pointing conditions that a spacecraft faces are fairly constant and are easy to accommodate, if necessary. However, large and sometimes rapid variations in environmental and pointing conditions are experienced by Earth orbiting spacecraft. SEP spacecraft also have the additional constraint of needing to keep the thrust vector aligned with the velocity vector. Thus, it is important to analyze solar array power performance for any vehicle that spends an extended amount of time orbiting the Earth, and to determine how much off-pointing can be tolerated to produce the required power for a given spacecraft. This paper documents the benefits and drawbacks of perfectly pointing the solar arrays of an SEP spacecraft spiraling from Earth orbit, and how this might be accomplished. Benefits and drawbacks are defined in terms of vehicle mass, power, volume, complexity, and cost. This paper will also look at the application of various solar array pointing methods to future missions. One such pointing method of interest is called roll steering . Roll steering involves rolling the entire vehicle twice each orbit. Roll steering, combined with solar array gimbal tracking, is used to point the solar arrays perfectly towards the sun at all points in the orbit, while keeping the vehicle thrusters aligned in the velocity direction. Roll steering is particularly attractive for a recently proposed mission that involves a spiral trajectory from low Earth orbit (LEO) to the Earth-Moon Lagrange Point 1 (E-M L1). During the spiral, the spacecraft will spend over 300 days experiencing the full spectrum of near-earth environments and solar array pointing conditions. An extensive study of the application of SEP (and roll steering) to this spiral mission is included, highlighting the ultimate goal of reduced vehicle cost and mass. Tools used for this analysis include the Systems Power Analysis for Capability Evaluation (Refs. 1 and 2) (SPACE) electrical power systems code, and SEP trajectory simulation tools developed at NASA Glenn Research Center.

  12. Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Blood Flow in Blood Vessels with the Rolling Massage

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    Yi, Hou-Hui; Xu, Shi-Xiong; Qian, Yue-Hong; Fang, Hai-Ping

    2005-12-01

    The rolling massage manipulation is a classic Chinese massage, which is expected to improve the circulation by pushing, pulling and kneading of the muscle. A model for the rolling massage manipulation is proposed and the lattice Boltzmann method is applied to study the blood flow in the blood vessels. The simulation results show that the blood flux is considerably modified by the rolling massage and the explicit value depends on the rolling frequency, the rolling depth, and the diameter of the vessel. The smaller the diameter of the blood vessel, the larger the enhancement of the blood flux by the rolling massage. The model, together with the simulation results, is expected to be helpful to understand the mechanism and further development of rolling massage techniques.

  13. A method to determinate the thickness control parameters in cold rolling process through predictive model via neural networks

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    L. E., Zárate.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The single stand rolling mill governing equation is a non-linear function on several parameters (input thickness, front and back tensions, yield stress and friction coefficient among others). Any alteration in one of them will cause alterations on the rolling load and, consequently, on the outgoing [...] thickness. This paper presents a method to determinate the appropriate adjustment for thickness control considering three possible control parameters: roll gap, front and back tensions. The method uses a predictive model based in the sensitivity equation of the process, where the sensitivity factors are obtained by differentiating a neural network previously trained. The method considers as the best control action the one that demands the smallest adjustment. One of the capital issues in the controller design for rolling systems is the difficulty to measure the final thickness without time delays. The time delay is a consequence of the location of the outgoing thickness sensor that is always placed to some distance to the front of the roll gap. The proposed control system calculates the necessary adjustment based on a predictive model for the output thickness. This model permits to overcome the time delay that exists in such processes and can eliminate the thickness sensor, usually based on X-ray. Simulation results show the viability of the proposed technique.

  14. 75 FR 67611 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG. (RRD) Models Tay 650-15 and Tay...

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  16. The phase transition to slow-roll eternal inflation

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    For slow-roll inflation we study the phase transition to the eternal regime. Starting from a finite inflationary volume, we consider the volume of the universe at reheating as order parameter. We show that there exists a critical value for the classical inflation speed, ?-dot2/H4 = 3/(2 ?2), where the probability distribution for the reheating volume undergoes a sharp transition. In particular, for sub-critical inflation speeds all distribution moments become infinite. We show that at the same transition point the system develops a non-vanishing probability of having a strictly infinite reheating volume, while retaining a finite probability for finite values. Our analysis represents the exact quantum treatment of the system at lowest order in the slow-roll parameters and H2/MPl2. (author)

  17. Bayesian data analysis of the dynamics of rolling leukocytes

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    Moskopp, Mats Leif; Preuss, Roland; Deussen, Andreas; Chavakis, Triantafyllos; Dieterich, Peter

    2013-08-01

    The coordinated recruitment of leukocytes to sites of infection and inflammation is a central process of the immune system and proceeds in several steps. Here we focus on the dynamics of rolling leukocytes obtained from in vitro experiments. Trajectories of rolling leukocytes in small flow chambers are acquired with phase contrast microscopy under different levels of fluid shear stress and a variation of protein coatings of the (adhesive) surfaces. Bayesian data analysis of a random walk model including drift is applied to individual trajectories of leukocytes. The analysis allows the estimation of drift velocities and diffusion coefficients within an uncertainty of about 10% and shows a certain homogeneity of the cell groups. Drift velocities of cells saturate in spite of increasing fluid flow. In addition, the analysis reveals some correlated fluctuations of cells' translocations requiring a refinement of the stochastic model.

  18. Foucault dissipation in a rolling cylinder: a webcam quantitative study

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    In this paper we present an experimental strategy to measure the micro power dissipation due to Foucault 'eddy' currents in a copper cylinder rolling on two parallel conductive rails in the presence of a magnetic field. Foucault power dissipation is obtained from kinematical measurements carried out by using a common PC webcam and video analysis done by means of software tools freely available within Windows operating system (Paint and Movie Maker). The proposed method allows us to experimentally discern the contribution to dissipation due to the velocity-independent rolling friction from that owed to the viscous-like friction emerging from complex electrodynamic interactions among eddy currents and the external magnetic field. In this way a microdissipation of some tens of ?W is measured. The easily reproducible experimental setup, the simple implementation of data analysis and the discussion on various experimental approaches and strategies make the proposed activity highly significant for university undergraduates, since involved crucial skills can be efficiently strengthened.

  19. Peculiarities of zirconium rolling texture change during recrystallization

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    Dependence of texture of recrystallization of zirconium and zirconium base alloy sheets on their rolling texture, the character of which varies within wide limits due to certain peculiarities of three-stage kinetics of its formation is studied. It is ascertained that ?-zirconium recrystallized grain orientation corresponds to the rolling texture maximum slopes. Recrystallized grain lattice desorientation in relation to deformed matrix by means of turming around the basis standard is typical of grains with basis standards being deflected from normal direction to the transverse one by 20-40 deg angle. Simplicity of migration of boundaries providing for such turm predetermines the preference of texture component growth (0001)±20-40 deg NN-PN as compared to other components. Recrystallization texture depends on component ratio in the deformation texture

  20. Large Non-Gaussianity in Slow-Roll Inflation

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    Pirtskhalava, David; Trincherini, Enrico; Vernizzi, Filippo

    2015-01-01

    Canonical models of single-field, slow-roll inflation do not lead to appreciable non-Gaussianity, unless derivative interactions of the inflaton become uncontrollably large. We propose a novel slow-roll scenario where scalar perturbations propagate at a subluminal speed, leading to sizeable equilateral non-Gaussianity, $f^{\\rm equil}_{\\rm NL}\\propto 1/c_s^4$, largely insensitive to the ultraviolet physics. The model is based on a low-energy effective theory characterized by weakly broken invariance under internal galileon transformations, $\\phi\\to\\phi+b_\\mu x^\\mu$, which protects the properties of perturbations from large quantum corrections. This provides the unique alternative to models such as DBI inflation in generating strongly subluminal/non-Gaussian scalar perturbations.