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

    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. Tribology; Cold rolling mill roll; Hard chrome; Surface texturing.

    Jos Lucio Gonalves Junior

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The present work analyzes the tribological behavior of surface modifications often used in cold rolling mill rolls. Different surface modifications were carried out on samples produced from a fragment of the rolling mill roll: i texturing; ii chromium plating; iii texturing with subsequent hard chrome plating; iv and hard chrome plating with subsequent texturing. Before the surface modifications the samples were heat treated and ground on both faces. Wear tests were performed using a reciprocating movement of a ball over flat configuration under a load of 9.8 N. It is observed that there is no significant change in the coefficient of friction as a function of surface modification. Surface texturing increases the wear of the counter body, while the hard chromium coating reduces it. The addition of hard chromium coating promotes the formation of a tribolayer on the counter body consisting of chromium and oxygen. On the other hand, for the samples without hard chrome coating, the tribolayer consists of iron and oxygen

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

    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)

  4. Work Roll Materials For Hot Strip Milling and Casting Methods of Rolling Roll

    Şadi KARAGÖZ

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The selection of materials for rolling, which is one of the powerful manufacturing process and the influence of these materials on the roll properties is an important factor. Also, the use of suitable material and various manufacturing technologies affect these characteristics. To understand that which roll grade is needed for which application, the rolling conditions, the roll grades and their properties should be known. In this work the evolution of roll materials from classical materials up to recently developed materials are presented and bimetallic roll technologies are investigated. Furthermore, experimentally cast pearlitic and martensitic roll microstructures were examined. The influence of microstructural phases on the roll properties were analyzed with the results of mechanical and microstructural observations.

  5. Technological design for rolling uranium rod by Y-type rolling mill with three rollers

    The fundamental characteristics of Y-type rolling mill with three rollers and the methods for designing and calculating the grooves are described. The feasibility of producing metallic uranium rod is substantiated by the experiment in continuous rolling. The advantage of this process in rolling metallic uranium rod is analysed

  6. 7th Hungarian conference of rolling mill engineers

    Krautmacher, H.

    1981-12-17

    Six main subjects were discussed at the 7th Hungarian Conference of Rolling Mill Operators on September 29 to October 1, 1981, in Eger/Hungary. The article comments on each of these fields. One of the fields was 'energy economy in rolling mills', of which the contribution by S. Farkas, 'energy-saving furnaces for rolling mills' is presented.

  7. Structural investigations of HSS rolls for hot strip mill

    Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline; Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack; Ernst, R.; Breyer, J.-P.

    2004-01-01

    High Speed Steel (HSS) cast rolls are used in front finishing stands of hot strip mills (HSM). Good wear resistance and hardness at high temperatures, are defining features of HSS. Previous experience has shown that HSS rolls containing mainly hard MC carbides have a high friction coefficient, which is detrimental for the rolling power consumption and for the strip surface quality. On the other hand, HSS rolls containing eutectic rod shaped carbides are brittle and more susc...

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

    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.

  9. Theoretical And Experimental Analysis Of Aluminium Bars Rolling Process In Three-High Skew Rolling Mill

    Stefanik A.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Technology of round bars rolling on a three-high skew rolling mills allows rolling of standard materials such as steel and aluminum, as well as new materials, especially hard deformable materials. The paper presents the results of theoretical and experimental rolling process of aluminum bars with a diameter of 20 mm. As the stock round bars with a diameter of 25 mm made of aluminum grade 1050A and aluminum alloy grade 2017A were used. The rolling process of aluminum bars has been carried out in a single pass. The numerical analysis was carried out by using computer program Forge2011. On the basis of theoretical research it has been determined the state of deformation, stress and temperature distribution during rolling of aluminum bars. In addition, the results of theoretical research allowed to determine the schema of the metal plastic flow in the roll gap. Verification of the theoretical research was carried out during the rolling of aluminum bars on the RSP 40/14 laboratory three-high skew rolling mill. From the finished bars were taken the samples to set the shape and compared with the results of theoretical research. Finished aluminum round bars were characterized by low ovality and good surface quality.

  10. Failure analysis of work rolls of a thin hot strip mill

    Piyas Palit; Hrishikesh R. Jugade; Arvind Kumar Jha; Souvik Das; Goutam Mukhopadhyay

    2015-01-01

    In hot rolling mills, premature failure of rolls is a major concern as it adversely affects the mill operation as well as production. Analysis of failed roll materials and actual rolling conditions in service are therefore necessary to understand the roll failure mechanism and thereby improve the wear resistance and extend the service life of rolls. The hot strip mill referred here consists of six stands wherein high chromium (Hi-Cr) iron rolls and Indefinite Chilled Double Poured (ICDP) c...

  11. Dimensional ranges and rolling efficiency in a tandem cold rolling mill

    Larkiola, J.

    1997-12-31

    In this work, physical models and a neural network theory have been combined in order to predict the properties of a steel strip and to optimise the process parameters in cold rolling. The prediction of the deformation resistance of the material and the friction parameter is based on the physical model presented by Bland, Ford and Ellis and artificial neural network computing (ANN). The accuracy of these models has been tested and proved by using a large amount of the measured data. With the aid of these models it has been shown that (a) the small change to the relative reduction distribution can have a clear effect upon the rolling efficiency, (b) the dimensional ranges of the tandem cold roll mill can be determined and optimised and (c) the possibility to cold roll a new product of new width, strength or thickness can be determined and the parameters of the tandem cold rolling process can be optimised. (orig.) 43 refs.

  12. Service behaviour of high speed steel rolling rolls used in hot strip mills

    Work rolls used in hot strip mills may be able to carry out severe actions: very high thermal stresses and wear, along with mechanical stresses due to normal rolling loads, which develop in the presence of cracks, produced by the former actions. The microstructure and the mechanical behaviour (strength and toughness) of high speed steels, which recently have been introduced in this applications, were studied in this work in comparison with high chromium cast irons. (Author) 7 refs

  13. Inprovement in rolling procedure and steel plates finishing on the rolling mill 2800

    Technology directed towards the increase of metal output and quality of production in the process of rolling and finishing of steel plates on the rolling mill 2800 has been elaborated. The slab end deformation in vertical stand with angular gauge of 60 deg has been applied. Minimal uneven gauge is established by work roll contouring. Special cuts of optimal form on the surface of roller breaking-down stand are used for removal of mill scale together with hydrocleaning at increasing pressure. Methods of line slitting of sheet edges are analyzed. The sheets of all types of steel with the thickness up to 40 mm may be successfully cut in plastic state at 600-900 deg C

  14. Performance characteristics of mill rolls from graphite chromium cast iron

    Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline; Terziev, L.; Breyer, J. P.

    2000-01-01

    The main requirements for the development of a new grade for the later finishing section of the mill are : good oxidation and thermal behaviour, high wear resistance, good resistance to rolling incidents. The approach of Marichal Ketin to improve the rolling performances in the last finishing stands is presented. The Hi-Cr cast iron possesses excellent wear resistance due to the presence of hard chromium carbides, but its thermal conductivity and sticking properties are fairly low. A graphite...

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

    Kunal Ganguly

    2012-01-01

    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 op...

  16. Digital technology for radiometric thickness gages in rolling mills

    In this paper a nuclear (Am-241, Sr-90) computer-controlled thicknessgerge is described, utilizing the digital technologies additionally for transmission and filtration of signals of the receiver for automatic computation of the calibration curves, automatic standardization over the gauge range and on-line digital diagnosis. This device works without contact and can be used in cold and hot rolling mills. (orig.)

  17. Tribological Testing of Anti-Adhesive coatings for Cold Rolling Mill Rolls--Application to TiN-Coated Rolls

    Roll life is a major issue in cold strip rolling. Roll wear may result either in too low roll roughness, bringing friction below the minimum requested for strip entrainment; or it may degrade strip surface quality. On the contrary, adhesive wear and transfer (''roll coating'', ''pick up'') may form a thick metallic deposits on the roll which increases friction excessively and degrades strip surface again [1]. The roll surface, with the help of a materials-adapted lubricant, must therefore possess anti-wear and anti-adhesive properties. Thus, High Speed Steeel (HSS) rolls show superior properties compared with standard Cr-steel rolls due to their high carbide surface coverage. Another way to improve wear and adhesion properties of surfaces is to apply hard metallic (hard-Cr) or ceramic coatings. Chromium is renowned for its excellent anti-wear and anti-adhesive properties and may serve as a reference. Here, as a first step towards alternative, optimised coatings, a PVD TiN coating has been deposited on tool steels, as previous attempts have proved TiN to be rather successful in cold rolling experiments [2,3]. Different tribological tests are reported here, giving insight in both anti-adhesive properties and fatigue life improvement.

  18. Development of rolling mill for rectangular orthodontic wires production

    G.E. Totten

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In orthodontic treatments, wires of different metallic alloys are used for alignment, leveling, correction of the molar position, space closing, finish and retention. The purpose of the paper is the characteristics of austenitic stainless steel wires, with a square traverse section, which were produced using a rolling mill built for this purpose, are presented hereDesign/methodology/approach: With respect to finish and retention, these wires are responsible for adequate positioning of the upper teeth on the lower teeth. Wires that are subjected to incisor torque require high resistance and stiffness. For this, wires of rectangular austenitic stainless steel are used due to high modulus of elasticity and good corrosion resistance in the oral environment. Because of the rectangular geometry, wire production requires process development suitable for industrial scale manufacture with geometric characteristics and mechanical properties better adapted to the use conditions.Findings: To obtain wires with such characteristics, a rolling mill was developed for the production of rectangular wires by a rolling process with the objective of reducing cost of the cold drawing process that is currently used which utilize complex and expensive wire-drawing dies. In addition to the rolling process itself, wire deformation, microhardness, tension and bend tests were also performed.Research limitations/implications: A rolling-mill was built that successfully produced dental wires within acceptable tolerances and physical/mechanical properties.These wires exhibited excellent hardness and tensile strength, although slightly less than analogous commercial wires. It is expected that this problem are corrected by using initial wires with a higher hardness, since this property is directly related with the tensile strength.Originality/value: In these tests, wire geometry, surface finish and mechanical properties were successfully adapted for use in orthodontic treatments.

  19. Optimization of a Heavy Continuous Rolling Mill System Via Simulation

    Ali Azadeh; Farid Ghaderi

    2006-01-01

    The objective of this study was to develop an integrated simulation model, which generates a set of optimizing alternatives for a heavy continuous rolling mill system in a full-scale steelmaking factory. The simulation approach enabled us to evaluate the performance of the existing system and pinpointed existing bottlenecks in workstations and production flow. Consequently, it generated a set of optimum production alternatives. Data related to process and operation times, repairs, maintenance...

  20. Development of rolling mill for rectangular orthodontic wires production

    Totten, G.E.; A.I. Filho; C.A.R. Gouva; Neto, A.; L.C. Casteletti

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: In orthodontic treatments, wires of different metallic alloys are used for alignment, leveling, correction of the molar position, space closing, finish and retention. The purpose of the paper is the characteristics of austenitic stainless steel wires, with a square traverse section, which were produced using a rolling mill built for this purpose, are presented hereDesign/methodology/approach: With respect to finish and retention, these wires are responsible for adequate positioning o...

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

    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.

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

    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

  3. Optimization of a Heavy Continuous Rolling Mill System Via Simulation

    Ali Azadeh

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to develop an integrated simulation model, which generates a set of optimizing alternatives for a heavy continuous rolling mill system in a full-scale steelmaking factory. The simulation approach enabled us to evaluate the performance of the existing system and pinpointed existing bottlenecks in workstations and production flow. Consequently, it generated a set of optimum production alternatives. Data related to process and operation times, repairs, maintenance and quality control were collected and analyzed systematically. The simulation model was modeled by Visual SLAM and Awesim simulation language. The results and structure of the computer simulation model were validated and verified against the actual system. Also, the results of the models were discussed and approved by the production managers. The distinct feature of the simulation model is three fold. First, it is integrated and considers detailed operations and activities of the Rolling Mill system. Furthermore, it is designed to be integrated with other workshops of the factory. Second, it locates the optimum solutions by a rule-based methodology. Finally, the model considers the Just-in-Time configuration of the line and is capable of answering all production and inventory issues.

  4. Design of Rolling State Observers for Application to Control of Thickness and Tension in Rolling Mills

    Hamid R. Koofigar

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This study focuses on the necessity of designing state observers to be used in controller synthesis for rolling processes. This is motivated by the fact that using several kinds of sensors for measuring all of process variables is technically and economically avoided. On the other hand, using exact measurement in feedback control systems could considerably improve the quality of products. In other word, there is a trade-off between high quality and the implementation limitations, managed here by developing rolling state observers. The proposed observers estimate the states not measured directly by the installed sensors. This technique is applicable to both hot rolling and cold rolling processes. Simulation results demonstrate the performance of the proposed estimation algorithm.

  5. Hot sheet rolling on continuous mill under plastic fluid friction conditions

    A technique for hot sheet rolling in plastic fluid friction conditions of sheets of the 12Kh18N10T and carbon 10 sp steels is developed and tested. A new lubricant ''Silicatherm'' constitutes the basis of the technique. The advantages of the given technique as compared to the rolling with liquid lubricants of mineral and vegetative origin as well as the prospects of its introduction during hot rolling on continuous mills are shown

  6. Force prediction in cold rolling mills by polynomial methods

    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.

  7. Research on roll wear of 2050mm hot strip finishing train (CVC Mill) of Baosteel

    In this paper, the general characteristics and affecting factors of work and backup rolls wear of finishing train were analyzed. Taking the CVC finishing mills of 2050mm hot strip mill of Baosteel as an example, the roll wear magnitude and contour were calculated in theory, and measured by the present grinding machine in experiment. The calculated results agree well with the measured data in distribution, and also in general characteristics. Based on the calculated and measured results, an on-line prediction model by which the roll wear distribution characteristics of a CVC mill can be revealed more accurately was proposed. (author)

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

    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 α'-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.

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

    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.

  10. Drop deformation in two-roll mills considering wall effects

    Experimental, theoretical and numerical results of dynamics of drop deformation in strong flows generated by a co-rotating two-roll mill and considering the influence of near rigid walls are presented. The drop dynamics is altered, with respect to a drop free of wall effects, by the proximity of the rigid boundaries as well as caused by a non-linear and non-uniform flow due to gradients of flow-type parameter and shear rate. Simulations were carried out using the Boundary Element Method (BEM). Since the inclusion of the whole boundaries (drop and rollers surfaces) is not an easy and trivial task, bi-dimensional numerical simulations was performed as a first approach. The experimental and numerical results were obtained for a flow type of ? = 0.03 and two values of viscosity ratio ? = 0.012 and 16. In general, numerical results for the stationary deformation parameters, up to intermediate confinements, are in agreement with the experiments, with and without wall effects. Since the case of drops with a high viscosity ratio did not match existing theoretical models, the wall-effect theory of Shapira and Haber was modified, considering Cox's second-order theory as the converging theory without wall effects. From low to intermediate confinements, the new Cox-Shapira-Haber model fitted the observed experimental deformations

  11. INVESTIGATION OF THE MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION FOR HOT ROLLING MILLS

    P.K. Pretorius

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available

    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.

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    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 .

  12. Drop deformation in two-roll mills considering wall effects

    Escalante-Velzquez, C. A.; Huesca-Reyes, M. A.; Yescas Rosas, I.; Geffroy, E.

    2015-01-01

    Experimental, theoretical and numerical results of dynamics of drop deformation in strong flows generated by a co-rotating two-roll mill and considering the influence of near rigid walls are presented. The drop dynamics is altered, with respect to a drop free of wall effects, by the proximity of the rigid boundaries as well as caused by a non-linear and non-uniform flow due to gradients of flow-type parameter and shear rate. Simulations were carried out using the Boundary Element Method (BEM). Since the inclusion of the whole boundaries (drop and rollers surfaces) is not an easy and trivial task, bi-dimensional numerical simulations was performed as a first approach. The experimental and numerical results were obtained for a flow type of ? = 0.03 and two values of viscosity ratio ? = 0.012 and 16. In general, numerical results for the stationary deformation parameters, up to intermediate confinements, are in agreement with the experiments, with and without wall effects. Since the case of drops with a high viscosity ratio did not match existing theoretical models, the wall-effect theory of Shapira and Haber was modified, considering Cox's second-order theory as the converging theory without wall effects. From low to intermediate confinements, the new Cox-Shapira-Haber model fitted the observed experimental deformations.

  13. Fuzzy-Neural Control of Hot-Rolling Mill

    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.

  14. Rolling process simulation of a pair-crossed hot strip mill

    Process simulation can help optimize the operating parameters aiming to improve the quality of rolled products. In this paper, software in Visual Basic language is developed to simulate the hot rolling process of a pair-crossed mill. The strip temperature is calculated by considering air cooling, water cooling, heat generation and conduction.The production parameters including rolling speeds, resistance to deformation, rolling forces, drive torques and powers are evaluated by mathematical models and their parameter identification support tools. The deformation of roll stack is calculated by influential function method. The roll temperature and expansion are calculated by finite differential method, and the roll wear is described by empirical formula. Based on these calculations as well as the effect of heredity is taken into account, the strip crown and flatness then can be obtained. The results show that the simulation software has friendly user interface, high accuracy and practicability. It can be served as a basis for the mill design and optimization of process parameters to acquire high quality of hot rolled strip. (author)

  15. Metal rolling - Asymmetrical rolling process

    Alexa, V.; Raţiu, S.; Kiss, I.

    2016-02-01

    The development of theory and practice related to the asymmetric longitudinal rolling process is based on the general theory of metalworking by pressure and symmetric rolling theory, to which a large number of scientists brought their contribution. The rolling of metal materials was a serious problem throughout history, either economically or technically, because the plating technologies enabled the consumption of raw materials (scarce and expensive) to be reduced, while improving the mechanical properties. Knowing the force parameters related to asymmetric rolling leads to the optimization of energy and raw material consumption. This paper presents data on symmetric rolling process, in order to comparatively highlight the particularities of the asymmetric process.

  16. Rolling Ribbons

    Raux, P. S.; Reis, P. M.; Bush, J. W. M.; Clanet, Christophe

    2010-01-01

    We present the results of a combined experimental and theoretical investigation of rolling elastic ribbons. Particular attention is given to characterizing the steady shapes that arise in static and dynamic rolling configurations. In both cases, above a critical value of the forcing (either gravitational or centrifugal), the ribbon assumes a two-lobed, peanut shape similar to that assumed by rolling droplets. Our theoretical model allows us to rationalize the observed shapes through considera...

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

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

    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

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

    Ettler, P.; Dedecius, Kamil; Juričič, 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. Influence of a matrix on properties of mottled cast iron applied for mill rolls

    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.

  1. Rolling reloaded

    Not so long ago a new observation about rolling motion was described: for a rolling wheel, there is a set of points with instantaneous velocities directed at or away from the centre of the wheel; these points form a circle whose diameter connects the centre of the wheel to the wheel's point of contact with the ground (Sharma 1996 Eur. J. Phys. 17 353-6). We provide a detailed experimental verification of this observation, collecting 3D data from a rolling wheel with a commercially available optical tracking system. We also extend the observation to a generalized form: for a rolling wheel, there is a set of points with instantaneous velocities directed at or away from any point P; these points form a circle whose diameter connects the point P to the wheel's point of contact with the ground. This generalization is also verified experimentally

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

    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. Soft Starting Arrangements Availables for Hot Rolling Mills for Energy Conservation

    Bisen, A. M.; Bapat, P. M.; Gagnuly, S. K.

    2012-07-01

    The conventional rolling mills in India are producing a major part of structural steel requirement of the country. The energy conservation in these rolling mills can be achieved mainly by reducing the size of the prime mover i.e. main electric motor. The power consumption per ton can be considerably decreased through proper selection of electric motor since it has been an observation by many surveyors[1] that the selection of electric motor of the rolling mill has been almost five to ten times on the higher side which can be easily verified from the power consumption and motor working data.Flywheel is a mechanical storage device. Largest size of flywheels are frequently recommended for smooth running of rolling mills. The main difficulty encountered in selecting large capacity flywheel or flywheel gear box system is the starting of the mill with smaller capacity electric motor. The starting characteristic of electric motor is not suitable for starting such rolling mill with very high inertia flywheel. In such condition it becomes very essential to introduce the soft starting arrangement for the electric motor so that considerably small size motor can start the flywheel effectively.Soft starters are used for the smooth start-up control of three-phase induction motors. The soft starter is functionally located between the Flywheel and the electric motor. In selecting the correct soft starter to suit the application the peculiarities of the soft start should be considered. In the prevailing conditions we use the motor of high horse power due to the fact that the flywheel requires high torque to be driven initially. For the same reason the efficiency of the flywheel is very low initially. Once the flywheel stores sufficient power which is required at the start up, the flywheel then requires less power than given initially. If we somehow are able to increase the efficiency of the flywheel using a flexible electrical, mechanical, hydraulic or flexible drives with different combinations (Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic) then the motor of less horse power can thus be installed to run the flywheel.This paper gives an idea of available type of the soft starting arrangement for a rolling mill so that horse power of motor can be reduced without affecting the working of the mill. Hence optimum selection of the soft starting arrangement is to be done so that initial and billing cost will be less.

  4. Influence of the Radiation Shield on the Temperature of Rails Rolled in the Reversing Mill

    Gołdasz A.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a mathematical model of heat transfer during cooling of hot-rolled rails in the reversing mill. The influence of the radiation shield on the temperature of rolled rails has been analyzed. The heat transfer model for cooling a strip covered by the thermal shield has been presented. The two types of shields build of steel and aluminum sheets separated with insulating layer have been studded. Calculations have been performed with self developed software which utilizes the finite element method.

  5. Plate Rolling Modeling at Mill 5000 of OJSC ``Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel'' for Analysis and Optimization of Temperature Rates

    Salganik, V.; Shmakov, A.; Pesin, A.; Pustovoytov, D.

    2010-06-01

    Modeling of strip deflected mode and thermal state in rolling is an integral part of the technology and perspective rolling-mill machinery such as plate mill 5000 of the OJSC "Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel". To comprehend metal behavior in the deformation zone in the rough passes during plate rolling it is essential to assess the impact of various temperature factors on variations in field of stress and strain intensities as well as temperature fields in deformation. To do such researches in consideration of various software products and adequate results one of the most effective methods nowadays is regarded as the method of finite elements. The research shows modeling of roughing rolling of a pipe steel sheet with strength category X80 according to standard API-5L. In the research of the metal deflected mode software product DEFORM 2D has been used for the isothermal and nonisothermic process. The mathematical modeling allows revealing the impact of temperature field on the metal deflected mode in the rough passes in plate rolling. Supposedly, it is deformation heating that can have more impact on the ingot temperature profile in the finishing passes in controlled rolling of the pipe steel grades. It is defined by high percent reduction, rolling speeds; more area of heat exchange surface; less thickness and lower temperature of rolling. The results can be used to develop efficient modes of plate rolling of the pipe steels.

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

    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

  7. Control of grinding the mandrel working surface of cold-rolling mills

    Петраков, Юрій Володимирович; Чамата, Сергій Миколайович

    2015-01-01

    It was found that for maximum performance of grinding the mandrel working surface of cold rolling mills at fulfilling all quality requirements for the machined surface, a graph of the material removal rate (MaterialRemovalRate) throughout the grinding cycle must be located in the region of acceptability, which is limited by the marginal algorithm as close to the boundaries of this region as possible. A problem of determining the material removal rate in grinding the curved surface of the mand...

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

    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 Cr2Nb 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

  9. Finite elements method (FEM simulation based prediction of deformation and temperature at rolling of tubes on a pilgrim mill

    R. Kocich

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available 3D - FEM simulation was used as an efficient tool for description of stress-deformation thermal field at rolling of tubes on a pilgrim mill. The monitored objectives comprised also behaviour of working tools at this rolling. This paper assumes rolling of already pierced thick-walled blank, which passes through the pilgrim stand at simultaneous reduction of thickness of inside and outside diameters at the expense of elongation of initial length. Main attention is focused on the mentioned parameters with respect to various conditions of rolling, such as different heat transfer, different friction or different distance of insertion of the rolled product into the gauge. The input data used at simulation were derived from real conditions of tubemaking.

  10. A novel real-time fuzzy-based diagnostic system of roll eccentricity influence in finishing hot strip mills

    Garcia, D.F.; Lopez, J.M.; Suarez, F.J.; Garcia, J. [Univ. of Oviedo, Gijon (Spain); Obeso, F.; Gonzalez, J.A. [Centro de Desarrollo, Aviles (Spain)

    1998-11-01

    This paper proposes a method for the diagnosis of the influence of roll eccentricity on the strip thickness at the exit of a finishing hot strip mill (FHSM). Each strip thickness defect on exit is related to a roll of the FHSM, allowing the implementation of an optimal policy for the substitution and maintenance of the rolls, thereby maintaining the required quality level of the strip. This policy allows the minimization of roll changes and the concentration of several changes at the same time, reducing production costs. Fuzzy logic is used to compare spectra, looking for common patterns, which allows for a totally automated diagnostic system. Moreover, an innovative estimate of roll eccentricity based on a least-squares algorithm has been developed, which provides higher accuracy than classical algorithms, as well as a drastic reduction in the time required to perform eccentricity tests.

  11. Failure analysis of work rolls of a thin hot strip mill

    Piyas Palit

    2015-04-01

    Destructive testing (including metallography and chemical analysis was carried out on the failed roll samples in the first case and gross abnormality in microstructure was observed. Some foreign particle/entrapment was observed after dressing of the working surface of roll at 566 mm diameter (initial diameter of roll was 620 mm and scrap diameter was projected to be 540 mm. The chemical composition of the particle was analyzed by a portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF alloy analyzer and it was confirmed that the particle is basically a ferroalloy which was entrapped in the shell of the roll, probably during casting/manufacturing of roll.

  12. Customized maximal-overlap multiwavelet denoising with data-driven group threshold for condition monitoring of rolling mill drivetrain

    Chen, Jinglong; Wan, Zhiguo; Pan, Jun; Zi, Yanyang; Wang, Yu; Chen, Binqiang; Sun, Hailiang; Yuan, Jing; He, Zhengjia

    2016-02-01

    Fault identification timely of rolling mill drivetrain is significant for guaranteeing product quality and realizing long-term safe operation. So, condition monitoring system of rolling mill drivetrain is designed and developed. However, because compound fault and weak fault feature information is usually sub-merged in heavy background noise, this task still faces challenge. This paper provides a possibility for fault identification of rolling mills drivetrain by proposing customized maximal-overlap multiwavelet denoising method. The effectiveness of wavelet denoising method mainly relies on the appropriate selections of wavelet base, transform strategy and threshold rule. First, in order to realize exact matching and accurate detection of fault feature, customized multiwavelet basis function is constructed via symmetric lifting scheme and then vibration signal is processed by maximal-overlap multiwavelet transform. Next, based on spatial dependency of multiwavelet transform coefficients, spatial neighboring coefficient data-driven group threshold shrinkage strategy is developed for denoising process by choosing the optimal group length and threshold via the minimum of Stein's Unbiased Risk Estimate. The effectiveness of proposed method is first demonstrated through compound fault identification of reduction gearbox on rolling mill. Then it is applied for weak fault identification of dedusting fan bearing on rolling mill and the results support its feasibility.

  13. Investigation of the influence of the chemical composition of HSLA steel grades on the microstructure homogeneity during hot rolling in continuous rolling mills using a fast layer model

    Schmidtchen, M.; Rimnac, A.; Warczok, P.; Kozeschnik, E.; Bernhard, C.; Bragin, S.; Kawalla, R.; Linzer, B.

    2016-03-01

    The newly developed LaySiMS simulation tool provides new insight for inhomogeneous material flow and microstructure evolution in an endless strip production (ESP) plant. A deepened understanding of the influence of inhomogeneities in initial material state, temperature profile and material flow and their impact on the finished product can be reached e.g. by allowing for variable layer thickness distributions in the roll gap. Coupling temperature, deformation work and work hardening/recrystallization phenomena accounts for covering important effects in the roll gap. The underlying concept of the LaySiMS approach will be outlined and new insight gained regarding microstructural evolution, shear and inhomogeneous stress and strain states in the roll gap as well as local residual stresses will be presented. For the case of thin slab casting and direct rolling (TSDR) the interrelation of inhomogeneous initial state, micro structure evolution and dissolution state of micro alloying elements within the roughing section of an ESP line will be discussed. Special emphasis is put on the influence of the local chemical composition arising from direct charging on throughthickness homogeneity of the final product. It is concluded that, due to the specific combination of large reductions in the high reduction mills (HRM) and the highly inhomogeneous inverse temperature profile, the ESP-concept provides great opportunities for homogenizing the microstructure across the strip thickness.

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

    Behzad BahramiNejad; Sayed Ali Mousavi; Mehrdad Dehghani

    2015-01-01

    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 ...

  15. Simulation of accelerated strip cooling on the hot rolling mill run-out roller table

    Full text: A mathematical model of the thermal state of the metal on the run-out roller table of a continuous wide hot-strip mill is presented. The mathematical model takes into account the heat generation during the polymorphic γ → α transformation of super cooled austenite phase and the influence of chemical composition on the physical properties of the steel. The model allows the calculation of modes of accelerated cooling of strips on the run-out roller table of a continuous wide hot strip mill. Winding temperature calculation error does not exceed 20 °C for 98.5 % of the strips from low-carbon and low-alloyed steels. key words: hot rolled, wide-strip, accelerated cooling, run-out roller table, polymorphic transformation, mathematical modeling

  16. Finite element analysis of deflection of rolls and its correction by providing camber on rolls

    Vijay Gautam

    2013-01-01

    Rolling process is a key step in the production of flat steel products. Because of automation commonly implemented in flat product rolling mills, the products should meet the requirements of tight tolerances. one of the major defects observed in the rolling process is flatness and lack of attainment of the desired surface profile due to deflection of the rolls. The spatial shape and dimensions of the roll gap are influenced by the elastic deformation of all parts of the rolling stand equipmen...

  17. Roll-to-Roll production of carbon nanotubes based supercapacitors

    Zhu, Jingyi; Childress, Anthony; Karakaya, Mehmet; Roberts, Mark; Arcilla-Velez, Margarita; Podila, Ramakrishna; Rao, Apparao

    2014-03-01

    Carbon nanomaterials provide an excellent platform for electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLCs). However, current industrial methods for producing carbon nanotubes are expensive and thereby increase the costs of energy storage to more than 10 Wh/kg. In this regard, we developed a facile roll-to-roll production technology for scalable manufacturing of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) with variable density on run-of-the-mill kitchen Al foils. Our method produces MWNTs with diameter (heights) between 50-100 nm (10-100 μm), and a specific capacitance as high as ~ 100 F/g in non-aqueous electrolytes. In this talk, the fundamental challenges involved in EDLC-suitable MWNT growth, roll-to-roll production, and device manufacturing will be discussed along with electrochemical characteristics of roll-to-roll MWNTs. Research supported by NSF CMMI Grant1246800.

  18. Rolling-Element Bearings

    Hamrock, B. J.; Anderson, W. J.

    1983-01-01

    Rolling element bearings are a precision, yet simple, machine element of great utility. A brief history of rolling element bearings is reviewed and the type of rolling element bearings, their geometry and kinematics, as well as the materials they are made from and the manufacturing processes they involve are described. Unloaded and unlubricated rolling element bearings, loaded but unlubricated rolling element bearings and loaded and lubricated rolling element bearings are considered. The recognition and understanding of elastohydrodynamic lubrication covered, represents one of the major development in rolling element bearings.

  19. Wedge - rolls rolling of hollowed parts

    Z. Pater

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Presentation of the possibilities of application of a new manufacturing method, called wedge rollsrolling (WRR in forming of axi – symmetrical hollowed parts.Design/methodology/approach: The research work was done in a specially designed laboratory rolling millLUW-2. During the research, hollowed parts from steel were rolled in hot forming conditions. Basic kinematicaland force parameters of the process were noticed during rolling.Findings: On the basis of the conducted research it was stated that the WRR method could be used for formingof hollowed parts with the precision compared with the precision obtained in the typical cross wedge rollingprocesses (CWR. At the same time, it was proved that this method could be used for rolling from billets withthe wall thinner than the wall given in the CWR.Research limitations/implications: The research were limited to the wedges with spreading angles withinrange of β = (5° ÷ 9°, with the constant values of forming angle α = 30° and relative reduction ratio δ = 1.45.In the future, it is planned to analyse the influence of changes of angle α and relative reduction ratio δ on theWRR process.Practical implications: The conducted research can be used for designing of a new industrial method of metalforming of hollowed parts.Originality/value: The innovation of this solution is based on the application of only one wedge for forming.Because of that, the WRR method is cheaper for implementation than used so far CWR processes. This methodcan be applied mainly in automotive and aviation industries.

  20. Spray rolling aluminum alloy strip

    Spray rolling combines spray forming with twin-roll casting to process metal flat products. It consists of atomizing molten metal with a high velocity inert gas, cooling the resultant droplets in flight and directing the spray between mill rolls. In-flight convection heat transfer from atomized droplets teams with conductive cooling at the rolls to rapidly remove the alloy's latent heat. Hot deformation of the semi-solid material in the rolls results in fully consolidated, rapidly solidified product. While similar in some ways to twin-roll casting, spray rolling has the advantage of being able to process alloys with broad freezing ranges at high production rates. This paper describes the process and summarizes microstructure and tensile properties of spray-rolled 2124 and 7050 aluminum alloy strips. A Lagrangian/Eulerian poly-dispersed spray flight and deposition model is described that provides some insight into the development of the spray rolling process. This spray model follows droplets during flight toward the rolls, through impact and spreading, and includes oxide film formation and breakup when relevant

  1. Gradient structure produced by three roll planetary milling: Numerical simulation and microstructural observations

    Li Wang, Ya [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China); Center for Advanced Hybrid Materials, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Molotnikov, Andrey [Center for Advanced Hybrid Materials, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Diez, Mathilde [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Lapovok, Rimma [Center for Advanced Hybrid Materials, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Kim, Hyoun-Ee [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Tao Wang, Jing, E-mail: jtwang@njust.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China); Estrin, Yuri, E-mail: yuri.estrin@monash.edu [Center for Advanced Hybrid Materials, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Laboratory of Hybrid Nanostructured Materials, NITU MISIS, Leninskii prospect 4, Moscow 119049 (Russian Federation)

    2015-07-15

    In this study a gradient grain structure was produced by processing rod billets through three roll planetary milling (also known as PSW process). This kind of gradient structure is reported to provide an excellent combination of strength and ductility owing to an ultrafine-grained surface layer and a coarse-grained interior of the billet. Specifically, copper rod samples were subjected to up to six passes of PSW at room temperature. To study the evolution of the microstructure during the deformation, microhardness measurements and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) analysis were performed after one, three and six passes. Additionally, the distributions of the equivalent stress during PSW and the equivalent strain after processing were studied by finite element analysis using the commercial software QFORM. The results showed the efficacy of PSW as a means of imparting a gradient ultrafine-grained structure to copper rods. A good correlation between the simulated equivalent strain distribution and the measured microhardness distribution was demonstrated.

  2. Gradient structure produced by three roll planetary milling: Numerical simulation and microstructural observations

    In this study a gradient grain structure was produced by processing rod billets through three roll planetary milling (also known as PSW process). This kind of gradient structure is reported to provide an excellent combination of strength and ductility owing to an ultrafine-grained surface layer and a coarse-grained interior of the billet. Specifically, copper rod samples were subjected to up to six passes of PSW at room temperature. To study the evolution of the microstructure during the deformation, microhardness measurements and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) analysis were performed after one, three and six passes. Additionally, the distributions of the equivalent stress during PSW and the equivalent strain after processing were studied by finite element analysis using the commercial software QFORM. The results showed the efficacy of PSW as a means of imparting a gradient ultrafine-grained structure to copper rods. A good correlation between the simulated equivalent strain distribution and the measured microhardness distribution was demonstrated

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

    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.

  4. HOT ROLLING OF A FERRITIC STAINLESS STEEL IN A STECKEL MILL: THERMOMECHANICAL AND MICROSTRUCTURAL CARACTERIZATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF THE EVOLUTION OF RECRYSTALLIZED VOLUME FRACTION OF FERRITE

    Willy Schuwarten Júnior

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A thermomechanical and a microstructure caracterization and a mathematical model of the evolution of the recrystallized volume fraction of ferrite in hot rolling in a Steckel mill have been carried out here. The proposed model is able to reasonably predict the observed in hot rolling, that is, there is 100% recrystallization of ferrite after roughing and partial recrystallization only after finishing

  5. INFLUENCE OF CONFIGURATION OF EQUIPMENT OF A HIGH-SPEED ROD MILL ON QUALITATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH-CARBON ROLLED WIRE

    V. A. Lutsenko

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The quality of output production has increased in the result of new arrangement of finishing train of block construction of rod mill of RUP «BMZ». Additional using in rolled line of reducing-sizing block at production of high- carbon rolled wire enabled to reduce the dispersion of mechanical characteristics, to decrease the depth of decarburized layer.

  6. Finite element analysis of deflection of rolls and its correction by providing camber on rolls

    Vijay Gautam

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Rolling process is a key step in the production of flat steel products. Because of automation commonly implemented in flat product rolling mills, the products should meet the requirements of tight tolerances. one of the major defects observed in the rolling process is flatness and lack of attainment of the desired surface profile due to deflection of the rolls. The spatial shape and dimensions of the roll gap are influenced by the elastic deformation of all parts of the rolling stand equipment affected by the roll pressure. The current study aims to determine the variation of the deflection in rolls in a two high mill with varying percentage reduction of the sheet i.e, 20%, 25% and 30% on annealed and non-annealed IF steel sheet and analyzing possible solutions to reduce the elastic deflection of rolls with special emphasis on cambering and modelling of the same in Abaqus CAE.

  7. Evaluation of Health Consequences of Air Pollution Induced by Beam Rolling Mills Factory (Iran

    Rafiei Masoud

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The increases in air pollution over the metropolitan cities are a threat to human health and environment. An attempt has been made to evaluate the health consequences of indoor air pollution induced by Beam Rolling Mills Factory at Ahwaz (Iran. A questionnaire was prepared to obtain information on health of 481 workers, out of which 200 each were selected from exposed and non-exposed category by stratified randomized method. Fisher exact test and chi-square test were used to calculate the values. The study concludes that more than 80% of the workers have high exposure risk to diseases. Analysis of the health impacts reveals that exposed workers are more prone to various diseases as compared to the non-exposed workers. It is also observed that exposure to air pollutants might be the causative factor for various diseases among the smokers but also nonsmoking workers. The analysis also reveals that there is higher relative risk in occupational fatigue and cardio-vascular disease. Further, the study found that percentage of workers having various diseases is much higher in the indoor environment as compared to the outdoor environment

  8. Genetic based sensorless hybrid intelligent controller for strip loop formation control between inter-stands in hot steel rolling mills.

    Thangavel, S; Palanisamy, V; Duraiswamy, K

    2008-04-01

    Safe operating environment is essential for all complex industrial processes. The safety issues in steel rolling mill when the hot strip passes through consecutive mill stands have been considered in this paper. Formation of sag in strip is a common problem in the rolling process. The excessive sag can lead to scrap runs and damage to machinery. Conventional controllers for mill actuation system are based on a rolling model. The factors like rise in temperature, aging, wear and tear are not taken into account while designing a conventional controller. Therefore, the conventional controller cannot yield a requisite controlled output. In this paper, a new Genetic-neuro-fuzzy hybrid controller without tension sensor has been proposed to optimize the quantum of excessive sag and reduce it. The performance of the proposed controller has been compared with the performance of fuzzy logic controller, Neuro-fuzzy controller and conventional controller with the help of data collected from the plant. The simulation results depict that the proposed controller has superior performance than the other controllers. PMID:18093589

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

    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.

  10. Rolling friction and bistability of rolling motion

    Pschel, T; Brilliantov, N; Zaikin, A; Poeschel, Thorsten; Schwager, Thomas; Brilliantov, Nikolai; Zaikin, Alexei

    2005-01-01

    The rolling motion of a rigid cylinder on an inclined flat viscous surface is investigated and the nonlinear resistance force against rolling, $F_R(v)$, is derived. For small velocities $F_R(v)$ increases with velocity due to increasing deformation rate of the surface material. For larger velocity it decreases with velocity due to decreasing contact area between the rolling cylinder and the deformed surface. The cylinder is, moreover, subjected to a viscous drag force and stochastic fluctuations due to a surrounding medium (air). For this system, in a wide range of parameters we observe bistability of the rolling motion. Depending on the material parameters, increasing the noise level may lead to increasing or decreasing average velocity.

  11. Rolling Shutter Motion Deblurring

    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.

  12. Assessment of Air Pollution and its Effects on Health of Workers of Steel Re-Rolling Mills in Hyderabad

    Altaf Alam Noonari; Rasool Bux Mahar; Abdul Razaque Sahito

    2016-01-01

    The SRRMs (Steel Re-Rolling Mills) are being releasing air pollutants in the environment. In order to evaluate their effect on the health of the workers, health and safety issues were analyzed by first measuring the concentrations of SO x (OIxides of Sulphur), NO x (Oxides of Nitrogen), CO (Carbon Monoxide) and O2 (Oxygen) produced in the three SRRMs located in SITE area Hyderabad. The mean concentration of SO x , NO x and CO were in the order of 0.35, 0.280, 6.333 ppm, respectively, whereas ...

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

    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.

  14. Prediction of work-roll temperature distribution in continuous hot strip rolling process

    Prediction of temperature distribution within the work-rolls during the hot slab rolling process is of great importance to mill designers. This is because, not only the temperature distribution in rolling material and the dimensional accuracy are depended on work-roll temperature but also the roll life is a function of its temperature distribution. In this paper using the heat transfer equations for moving media and a two dimensional finite element method, the work-roll temperature distribution during continuous hot strip rolling process is predicted. To achieve an accurate temperature field the effects of various factors including the rolling speed, interface heat transfer coefficient, and the amount of slab thickness reduction at each deformation pass are taken into account. Comparison between the predicted and experimental published results depicts the validity of the mathematical model. (author)

  15. Roll force prediction of high strength steel using foil rolling theory in cold skin pass rolling

    Skin pass rolling is a very important process for applying a certain elongation to a strip in the cold rolling and annealing processes, which play an important role in preventing the stretching of the yield point when the material is processed. The exact prediction of the rolling force is essential for obtaining a given elongation with the steel grade and strip size. Unlike hot rolling and cold rolling, skin pass rolling is used to apply an elongation of within 2% to the strip. Under a small reduction, it is difficult to predict the rolling force because the elastic deformation behavior of the rolls is complicated and a model for predicting the rolling force has not yet been established. Nevertheless, the exact prediction of the rolling force in skin pass rolling has gained increasing importance in recent times with the rapid development of high strength steels for use in automobiles. In this study, the possibility of predicting the rolling force in skin pass rolling for producing various steel grades was examined using foil rolling theory, which is known to have similar elastic deformation behavior of rolls in the roll bite. It was found that a noncircular arc model is more accurate than a circular model in predicting the roll force of high strength steel below TS 980 MPa in skin pass rolling

  16. Biomechanics of leukocyte rolling

    Sundd, Prithu; POSPIESZALSKA, MARIA K.; Cheung, Luthur Siu-Lun; Konstantopoulos, Konstantinos; Ley, Klaus

    2011-01-01

    Leukocyte rolling on endothelial cells and other P-selectin substrates is mediated by P-selectin binding to P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 expressed on the tips of leukocyte microvilli. Leukocyte rolling is a result of rapid, yet balanced formation and dissociation of selectin-ligand bonds in the presence of hydrodynamic shear forces. The hydrodynamic forces acting on the bonds may either increase (catch bonds) or decrease (slip-bonds) their lifetimes. The force-dependent catch-slip bond ...

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

    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

  18. Analysis of the technology of rolling 5,5 mm-diameter wire rod of cold upsetting steel in the morgan block mill

    K. Laber

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The commercial technology of rolling 5,5 mm-diameter wire rod in Poland’s most modern rolling line has been examined within the study. The material used for the investigation was the 20MnB4 steel intended for subsequent cold working. From the performed analysis of the investigation results it has been found that the technology of rolling wire rod of cold upsetting steel, which is used currently in the Rolling Mill under examination, allows the production of finished products that can be deformed with a relative reduction of about 33 %. At larger plastic deformations,cracks occur in the material, which disqualifies it from further cold working.

  19. A New Method of Manufacturing Small-Diameter Bars and Tubes from Hardly Deformable Steels in Skew Rolling

    Gałkin, A. M.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses the process of hot rolling on skew rolling mills and compares it with other methods of manufacturing rods (shape milling and tubes (pilger rolling. The method and results of calculation of the optimal price of a three-roll skew rolling mill taking into account the benefits for the purchaser and the manufacturer are given.

  20. Spray Rolling Aluminum Strip

    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.

  1. Computation of Rolling Stand Parameters by Genetic Algorithm

    Frantiek ?urovsk

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Mathematical model of rolling process is used at cold mill rolling on tandemmills in metallurgy. The model goal is to analyse rolling process according to process datameasured on the mill and get immeasurable variables necessary for rolling control andoptimal mill pre-set for next rolled coil. The values obtained by model are used asreferences for superimposed technology controllers (thickness, speed, tension, etc. as well.Considering wide steel strip assortment (different initial and final thickness, differenthardness, and fluctuation of tandem mill parameters (change of friction coefficient, workrolls abrasion, temperature fluctuation, etc. the exact analysis of tandem is complicated.The paper deals with an identification of friction coefficient on a single rolling mill standby a genetic algorithm. Mathematical description of tandem mill stand is based on themodified Bland-Ford model. Results are presented in graphical form.

  2. Ship Roll Damping Control

    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....

  3. Sliding and Rolling: The Physics of a Rolling Ball.

    Hierrezuelo, J.; Carnero, C.

    1995-01-01

    Presents an approach that provides a simple and adequate procedure for introducing the concept of rolling friction. Discusses some aspects related to rolling motion that are the source of students' misconceptions. Presents several didactic suggestions. (JRH)

  4. Ship Roll Motion Control

    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 applicability of dierent models, and control methods that have been applied in the past....

  5. Rolling at small scales

    Nielsen, Kim L.; Niordson, Christian F.; Hutchinson, John W.

    2016-01-01

    The rolling process is widely used in the metal forming industry and has been so for many years. However, the process has attracted renewed interest as it recently has been adapted to very small scales where conventional plasticity theory cannot accurately predict the material response. It is well...... plasticity. Metals are known to be stronger when large strain gradients appear over a few microns; hence, the forces involved in the rolling process are expected to increase relatively at these smaller scales. In the present numerical analysis, a steady-state modeling technique that enables convergence...

  6. Rolling Stonesi kinokontsert kannab toorest rokivge / Maris Meiessaar

    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

  7. Texture comparison between cold rolled and cryogenically rolled pure copper

    Lapeire, L.; Sidor, J.; Martinez Lombardia, E.; Verbeken, K.; De Graeve, I.; Terryn, H.; Kestens, L. A. I.

    2015-04-01

    Nowadays, there is a considerable scientific interest in bulk ultrafine grained materials, due to their potential for superior mechanical properties. One of the possible formation methods of nano-grained materials is cryogenic rolling. The influence of rolling at cryogenic temperatures has been investigated. Significant differences in the textures and the microstructures can be observed between the cryogenically rolled copper and conventionally cold rolled copper, reduced to the same thickness.

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

    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.

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

    Lagergren, J.; Wanheim, Tarras; Precz, W.; Henningsen, Poul; Arentoft, Mogens; Jonsson, N.G.

    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...

  10. Strip Crown Prediction: Developing a Refined Dynamic Roll-Stack Model for the Hot Rolling Process

    Slaughter, Derek Emerson

    2009-01-01

    The steel industry has been producing flat plates through the process of hot rolling since the late 1600s. Hot rolling uses a series of rolls to progressively thin a strip of steel to a desired thickness. In deforming the strip, the rolling process causes variations in thickness across the width of the strip. These variations are commonly referred to as crown, which is specifically the difference in thickness between the center and edge of a strip. For most applications steel mill clients req...

  11. Comparison between a high chromium steel and a semi HSS grades used as work rolls in the roughing stands of a hot strip mill

    Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline

    2010-01-01

    Two alloys grades for work rolls used in the roughing stand of Hot Strip Mill (HSM) were compared. The first grade known as High Chromium Steel (HCS) is actually the alloy widely used for such an application, while the second one known as semi-High Speed Steel (semi-HSS) is the new grade developed to improve overall properties of the work roll in the roughing stands of the HSM. In the present work, the new semi-HSS grade is studied starting from 3 chemical compositions closed one to anoth...

  12. Person og Rolle

    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...

  13. Rolling Cylinder Phase 1

    Margheritini, Lucia; Taraborrelli, Valeria Taraborrelli

    Margheritini and Valeria Taraborrelli(valeria.taraborrelli@hotmail.it) with a total of 3 day visit from the developers. Laboratory tests in irregular waves will be performed by Lucia Margheritini. The report is aimed at the first stage testing of the Rolling Cylinder wave energy device. This phase includes...

  14. Effect of plate asymmetric rolling parameters on the change of the total unit pressure of roll

    A. Kawalek

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This work shows the results of theoretical analysis of asymmetric rolling process of plates in the finishing mill of plate rolling. Its aim was to determine the influence of asymmetry velocity of working rolls on decrease of unit pressure of metal on the rolls. The lower value of the unit pressure will reduce the elastic deflection of the finishing stand and improve the cross-section shape of plate. Three-dimensional simulation of asymmetric hot rolling of S355J2G3 steel plates was done with the aid of FORGE 2008® software. The tensor polynomial interpolation was used for comparing the values of the unit pressure obtaining from symmetric and asymmetric rolling.

  15. Walk and roll robot

    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.

  16. Hot rolling joining process

    In the case of incorporating nonferrous metal equipment in fuel reprocessing processes, from the viewpoint of reducing maintenance works for the piping connection to peripheral equipments, it is desirable to adopt the pipe joints of joining the materials of different kinds, which have the high reliability against leakage. In order to meet this demand, the development of the manufacturing technology of the pipe joints by hot rolling process has been carried out. As for the structure of this pipe joint, a small diameter nonferrous metal pipe and a large diameter stainless steel pipe are joined by hot rolling by using an inserted material. The materials are Ti-5% Ta, Ti and Zr for the nonferrous metals, SUS 304L for the stainless steel, and Ta foil for the inserted material. The merits and demerits of this pipe joints are shown. The control of the interface structure in the joining of different materials was carried out by using the inserted material. The method of manufacturing the pipe joints and the proper conditions of the rolling joining are explained. As for the performance of the pipe joints, the evaluations of the defects in the joining interface, the strength of the joining, the corrosion resistance and the susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking are reported. (K.I.)

  17. Effect of the microstructure on tribological phenomena occurring on the surface of a mill roll made of SA5T cast iron (GJSL-HV600 - GJSL-330NiMoCr12-8-3

    J. Krawczyk

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the role of the microstructure in the tribological wear processes occurring in a cast iron mill roll. For this purpose, a piece of a broken roll, made in Italy, was collected. Its microstructure consisted of modular graphite, transformed ledeburite and a matrix composed of bainite and martensite. Metallographic investigations were performed on the roll working surface in conjunction with metallographic tests effected within its surface layer. There was established the relation between the microstructure of the roll and the process of its tribological wear. The following was ascertained: micro-shrinkages or graphite precipitations nearby the working area cause cracks between those places and the working area; in the surface layer, cracks occur usually in the zone of ledeburitic cementite. At places of considerable precipitations of ledeburitic cementite, the tribological wear intensity of the roll is lower. A banded layout of precipitations of ledeburitic cementite facilitates a selective spalling of some parts of the roll material. The results of this study allow broadening the data base related to the effect of the microstructure on tribological wear of mill rolls, which in future will permit one to design their proper microstructure of cast iron mill rolls.

  18. Assessment of Air Pollution and its Effects on Health of Workers of Steel Re-Rolling Mills in Hyderabad

    Altaf Alam Noonari

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The SRRMs (Steel Re-Rolling Mills are being releasing air pollutants in the environment. In order to evaluate their effect on the health of the workers, health and safety issues were analyzed by first measuring the concentrations of SO x (OIxides of Sulphur, NO x (Oxides of Nitrogen, CO (Carbon Monoxide and O2 (Oxygen produced in the three SRRMs located in SITE area Hyderabad. The mean concentration of SO x , NO x and CO were in the order of 0.35, 0.280, 6.333 ppm, respectively, whereas the mean concentration of O 2 was 203.53 thousand ppm. As per results, the concentration ofair pollutants, including SOx and NO x were significantly higher than to the NEQS (National Environmental Quality Standards and NAAQS (National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The concentration ofCO was lower than to the NAAQS, but higher than to the NEQs, while the concentration of O2 was slightly lower than to the standard value. The workers who were exposed to these air pollutants are being suffering from chronic diseases related to breathing and allergies. Moreover, labour staff was lifting heavy loads manually, which causes them to muscular and joint problems. In all the SRRMs under study, the electrical and mechanical equipments were used without any safety. The MSDS were not displayed on the workstations, the housekeeping was inadequate and most of the workers were performing their jobs without personal protective equipment. In addition to these, the other serious issues related to the occupational health and safety were an unhygienic supply of water, higher noise level, placement of explosive cylinders in the open atmosphere and unavailability of the first aid facilities in the Mill premises.

  19. NORMAL PRESSURE AND FRICTION STRESS MEASUREMENT IN ROLLING PROCESSES

    Henningsen, Poul; Arentoft, Mogens; Lagergren, Jonas; Jonsson, Nils-Göran; Presz, W.

    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...... 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...

  20. Rolling motion in moving droplets

    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.

  1. Kinematics of rolling-cutter bit with offset rolling-cutter axes

    Abdullin, M.M.; Trushkin, B.N.; Spivak, A.I.

    1981-11-01

    Results of test-bench investigations of kinematic parameters of operation of the equipment of the serially produced rolling-cutter bit, Sh215 9S-GV, are presented. They made it possible to record the mean and ''instantaneous'' frequencies of rotation of milling cutters for any frequency of rotation of the bit. The effect of the bit load on the mean gear ratios of the rolling cutters is established. The degree of nonuniformity of rotation of rolling cutters is shown and a relation is found between the position of teeth of the peripheral rolling cutter rings with respect to the bottom hole and the character of variation of the ''instantaneous'' rolling-cutter gear ratios.

  2. Textures of molybdenum monocrystal deformation in rolling in profiled rolls

    The texture of molybdenum monocrystals rolled in profiled rolls with epsilon=6-90% cogging is studied by the method of reverse pole figures in Mo Ksub(?) radiation. The crystallographic directions of and were oriented in the deformation direction. At different orientation of the monocrystal in the rolling plane after epsilon=25-27% in the rolling direction (RD) different crystallographic orientations were formed which is caused by pointing accuracy of the monocrystal in the deformation plane. Rolling of a monocrystal with long RD orientation provokes RD reorientation and formation of the (111) [011] texture at high deformation degree. At average cogging degrees (epsilon=35-60%) the total axial texture long RD is formed transforming into a limited axial one and then into an axial one with the deformation degree increase

  3. Rolling friction of adhesive microspheres

    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 JohnsonKendallRoberts (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 0.1ms?1 and 110ms?1, respectively. (paper)

  4. Video Analysis of Rolling Cylinders

    Phommarach, S.; Wattanakasiwich, P.; Johnston, I.

    2012-01-01

    In this work, we studied the rolling motion of solid and hollow cylinders down an inclined plane at different angles. The motions were captured on video at 300 frames s[superscript -1], and the videos were analyzed frame by frame using video analysis software. Data from the real motion were compared with the theory of rolling down an inclined…

  5. Computational design of rolling bearings

    Nguyen-Schäfer, Hung

    2016-01-01

    This book comprehensively presents the computational design of rolling bearings dealing with many interdisciplinary difficult working fields. They encompass elastohydrodynamics (EHD), Hertzian contact theory, oil-film thickness in elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL), bearing dynamics, tribology of surface textures, fatigue failure mechanisms, fatigue lifetimes of rolling bearings and lubricating greases, Weibull distribution, rotor balancing, and airborne noises (NVH) in the rolling bearings. Furthermore, the readers are provided with hands-on essential formulas based on the up-to-date DIN ISO norms and helpful examples for computational design of rolling bearings. The topics are intended for undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical and material engineering, research scientists, and practicing engineers who want to understand the interactions between these working fields and to know how to design the rolling bearings for automotive industry and many other industries.

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

    Lagergren, J.; Wanheim, Tarras; Precz, W.; Henningsen, Poul; Arentoft, Mogens; Jonsson, N.G.

    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...... 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...... 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...

  7. Rolling tool calibration for cold rolling of tubes

    An analysis was made of calibration methods for step-back rolling of tubes from austenitic steels to meet the order of nuclear power for tubes with a high quality of inner surfaces. On the basis of this analysis the optimization criterion chosen was the observance of the constant value of the ratio of wall thickness deformation to the deformation of tube diameter for any length of a tube. A logarithmic function was derived for the shape of the rolling pin. Operating trials showed that rolling instruments of the given design have a favourable effect on the quality of the inner surface of tubes and on the even load of the rolling system in an operating cycle. (Ha)

  8. Roll Control in Fruit Flies

    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.

  9. Rolling of tungsten base cermet in four-roll grooves

    The sintered cermet pieces 30 mm in diameter were used to roll square bars sized 32, 16 and 12 mm (the one-pass reduction ratio in the range 1.25-1.80). Studies were made of the contact stresses and energy parameters in the rolling of tungsten bars. The results obtained can be useful in the the design of new equipment and development of industrial technology

  10. Steel balls forming by cross rolling with upsetting

    Z. Pater

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes a process of forming four balls with a diameter of 22 mm by means of cross rolling with upsetting. The paper also presents the tool used to form semi-finished balls. Owing to the application of the finite element method (FEM, the course of the rolling process as well as temperature and strain distributions in the obtained balls could be presented. The rolling tests conducted in laboratory conditions at the Lublin University of Technology have proved that the balls produced with the developed rolling method meet the demands for grinding media used in ball mills.

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

    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.

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

    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).

  13. Frontal Impact of Rolling Spheres.

    Domenech, A.; Casasus, E.

    1991-01-01

    A model of the inelastic collision between two spheres rolling along a horizontal track is presented, taking into account the effects of frictional forces at impact. This experiment makes possible direct estimates of the coefficients of restitution and friction. (Author)

  14. petaja muutuv roll / Anneli Kannus

    Kannus, Anneli

    2003-01-01

    Eesti Kutsehariduse Edendamise hingu ja haridusministeeriumi koosts toimus 2003.a. jaanuaris Phajrvel kutsehariduse talveseminar. hes trhmas arutleti teemal "petaja muutuv roll ja lesanded" ning tdeti, et kutsepetaja ettevalmistus ei vasta koolide ootustele.

  15. Roll bonding of strained aluminium

    Staun, Jakob M.

    2003-01-01

    This report investigates roll bonding of pre-strained (å ~ 4) aluminium sheets to produce high strain material from high purity aluminium (99.996%) and commercial pure aluminium (99.6%). The degree of bonding is investigated by optical microscopy and ultrasonic scanning. Under the right...... circumstances both materials show good bonding, but the high purity material is excluded because of recrystallisation and the resulting loss of mechanical properties. The effect of cross stacking and roll bonding pre-strained sheets of the commercial purity material is investigated and some dependence of the...... cross rolled volume fraction is found. To further asses this effect, and the anisotropy, it is necessary to acquire knowledge about both texture and microstructure, e.g. by TEM. Roll bonding of pre-strained aluminium is found to be a possible alternative to ARB in the quest for ultra-fine grained...

  16. Fundamentals of Rolling Contact Fatigue:

    Grabulov, A.

    2010-01-01

    In the mechanical industry there is a need for continuous development towards increasing performance of various types of machinery. Critical components in such machines are exposed to gradually harsher operating environments involving higher cyclic stresses and operating temperatures. Examples of such fatigue-exposed components are gears, camshafts and rolling element bearings in engines and gearboxes. The components in the bearing industry are always subject to the high cycle rolling contact...

  17. Grease lubrication in rolling bearings

    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

  18. 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

    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.

  19. 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; FINAL

    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

  20. Effects of hot-rolling temperature and reduction ratio on edge cracking of hot-rolled boron-stainless steel

    The effects of hot-rolling temperature and reduction ratio on edge cracking in hot-rolled stainless steel containing 1.1% boron were investigated by using a hot-mill simulator. The main results are as follows: (1) The temperature at the side of hot-rolled steel sheets (Ts) during hot-rolling was significantly lower than at the center of hot-rolled steel sheets (Tp) just before hot rolling. (2) Ts at the start of edge cracking was not constant and increased with increasing reduction per pass. (3) The total reduction until the start of edge cracking was constant and was not dependent on Ts or the reduction per pass. (4) It is concluded that total reduction is the main factor in edge cracking due to rapid work hardening of the matrix (γphase), and owing to cavities occurring at the interface of the matrix and boride under constant strain conditions. (author)

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

    Stradomski, Z.; A. Pirek; S. Stachura

    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...

  2. Ambient roll-to-roll fabrication of flexible solar cells based on small molecules

    Lin, Yuze; Dam, Henrik Friis; Andersen, Thomas Rieks; Bundgaard, Eva; Fu, Weifei; Chen, Hongzheng; Krebs, Frederik C; Zhan, Xiaowei

    2013-01-01

    All solution-processed roll-to-roll flexible solar cells based on a starshaped small molecule donor and PCBMacceptor were fabricated by slot-die coating, as the first successful example reported for small molecule roll-to-roll flexible solar cells.......All solution-processed roll-to-roll flexible solar cells based on a starshaped small molecule donor and PCBMacceptor were fabricated by slot-die coating, as the first successful example reported for small molecule roll-to-roll flexible solar cells....

  3. Roll casting of 5182 aluminium alloy

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

  4. Hot rolling of thick uranium molybdenum alloys

    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.

  5. DEFECTS SIMULATION OF ROLLING STRIP

    Rudolf Mišičko

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The defects in the continuous casting slabs can be developed or kept down in principle by rolling technology, especially depend to sort, size and distribution of primary defects, as well as used of rolling parameters. Scope of the article is on observation behavior artificial surface and undersurface defects (scores without filler (surface defects and filling by oxides and casting powder (subsurface defects. First phase of hot rolling process have been done by software simulation DEFORM 3D setting to the limited condition for samples with surface defects. Samples of material with low-carbon steel of sizes h x b x l have been chosen and the surface defects shape „U” and „V” of scores have been injected artificially by software. The process of rolling have been simulated on the deformation temperatures 1200°C and 900°C, whereas on the both of this deformation temperatures have been applied amount of deformation 10 and 50 %. With respect to the process of computer simulation, it is not possible to truthful real oxidation condition (physical – chemical process during heat of metal, in the second phase of our investigation have been observed influence of oxides and casting powders inside the scores for a defect behavior in plastic deformation process (hot and cold rolling process in laboratory condition. The basic material was STN steel class 11 375, cladding material was steel on the bases C-Mn-Nb-V. Scores have been filled by scales to get from the heating temperatures (1100°C a 1250°C, varied types of casting powders, if you like mixture of scale and casting powders in the rate 1:4. The joint of the basic and cladding material have been done by peripheral welded joint. Experiment results from both phases are pointed on the evolution of original typology defects in rolling process.

  6. Robust Rudder Roll Damping Control

    Yang, C.

    uncertainty, three controllers with different kind of control schemes are designed by the mixed sensitivity method in Chapter 5. Sea-way simulation results show that each of these controllers have good robust stability and performance. The roll damping reduction is above 35% for all of these controllers. Roll...... reduction of near 70% has been obtained by the cascade controller. Using structured model of uncertainty, a m controller is designed in Chapter 6. The good robust performance has been recognized in the simulation results. It is shown that the m controller has the best robust characteristics with respect to...

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

    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

    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. Rolling Stonesi kinokontsert kannab toorest rokiväge / Maris Meiessaar

    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

  10. Improving energy efficiency of reheating furnace of sheet ingot plant and rolling mill Calibers of Gecamines / Lubumbashi by the recovery of waste heat of smoke

    The economic management of energy is an important topic in industrial processes to the extent that it ensures the competitiveness of any firm and ensures its survival. Within this framework we plan to improve the energy efficiency of the powerful furnace for reheating lingots Rolling Mills and Cable Factory (of which the fuel is diesel) where we propose to install a head recovery exchanger between the hot fumes out of the oven (60 C) and combustion air taken initially at room temperature (250C). Without recovery the oven consumes on the average 101 liters of diesel per hour for its operation and yields a thermal efficiency of 68,6%. Whereas with recovery, it can reach a thermal efficiency of 86% on one of recoverers that we have proposed, and save up to 15,8 liters of diesel on its hourly consumption

  11. Rolling Tachyons in String Cosmology

    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.

  12. High performance rolling element bearing

    Bursey, Jr., Roger W. (Inventor); Olinger, Jr., John B. (Inventor); Owen, Samuel S. (Inventor); Poole, William E. (Inventor); Haluck, David A. (Inventor)

    1993-01-01

    A high performance rolling element bearing (5) which is particularly suitable for use in a cryogenically cooled environment, comprises a composite cage (45) formed from glass fibers disposed in a solid lubricant matrix of a fluorocarbon polymer. The cage includes inserts (50) formed from a mixture of a soft metal and a solid lubricant such as a fluorocarbon polymer.

  13. Rolling Cylinder Phase 1bis

    Margheritini, Lucia

    Cylinder Phase 1: proof of concept and first optimization”, DCE report 115, ISSN 1901-726X, and it is recommended that the two are consulted together as they were firstly agreed to be in one document. The present report aims at estimate the efficiency of the Rolling Cylinder long model (previously...

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

    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)

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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...

  16. Recent developments in semiprocessed cold rolled magnetic lamination steel

    Over the past 10 years the magnetic property performance of semi-processed cold rolled magnetic lamination steels in North America have approached those of nonoriented, semi-processed silicon steel. This improvement was accomplished via higher alloy levels in conjunction with hot band annealing. New temper rolling strategies can produce weakly oriented steels tailored to specific applications, such as small transformers used in fluorescent lighting ballasts. Recently, production trials for 0.0138 in product cold rolled on tin mills has been undertaken. Efforts to further improve properties through a better understanding of texture control and via implementation of new production processes, such as thin slab or strip casting, continue

  17. Recent developments in semiprocessed cold rolled magnetic lamination steel

    Hilinski, E. J.

    2006-09-01

    Over the past 10 years the magnetic property performance of semi-processed cold rolled magnetic lamination steels in North America have approached those of nonoriented, semi-processed silicon steel. This improvement was accomplished via higher alloy levels in conjunction with hot band annealing. New temper rolling strategies can produce weakly oriented steels tailored to specific applications, such as small transformers used in fluorescent lighting ballasts. Recently, production trials for 0.0138 in product cold rolled on tin mills has been undertaken. Efforts to further improve properties through a better understanding of texture control and via implementation of new production processes, such as thin slab or strip casting, continue.

  18. Finite Element Modeling of Roll Wear during Cold Asymmetric Sheet Rolling of Aluminum Alloy 5083

    Pesin A.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Since the main purpose of asymmetrical rolling is to impose high shear strains on the sheet, in order to obtain ultrafine grain structure, the friction between the rolls and the sheet has to be kept relatively high. This means that asymmetric rolling is performed with dry rolls. The paper presents a numerical analysis of the roll wear during asymmetric cold rolling of 5083 aluminum alloy. The finite element simulation was used to calculate the amount of roll wear by Usui’s equation. FEM simulations were carried out with using software DEFORM 2D. The influence of the friction coefficient on the roll wear and the material flow was discussed. The sliding velocity, interface pressure and temperature were used to calculate the roll wear. The results of simulation can be used to optimize the asymmetric rolling process to improve surface quality of aluminum sheets.

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

    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.

  20. Fillet rolled dual phase steel. [1018 steel

    Klinard, E.J.; Watt, D.F. (Univ. of Windsor, Ontario (Canada))

    The high strain hardening rates found in dual phase steels makes them a good candidate material for high strength thread rolled fasteners. The strain imposed in the rolling process develops very high residual compressive stresses, providing excellent fatigue resistance. Fillet rolled fatigue specimens have been tested for 1018 steel in the normalized, dual phase, and quenched and tempered conditions. The shape and extent of the plastic zone as a function of roll force has been revealed by etching fillet rolled Fe-Si specimens.

  1. Numerical analysis of cross shear plate rolling

    Zhang, Wenqi; Bay, Niels

    1997-01-01

    shear zone between the forward and backward slip zones in the deformation zone thus lowering the rolling load. A numerical analysis of the cross shear rolling process is carried out based on the slab method adopting Wanheim and Bay's general friction model. The pressure distribution along the contact...... are in the roll gap, the position and the size of the shear zone and the rolling load are calculated. Experimental results are presented verifying the calculations. The numerical analysis facilitates a better understanding of the mechanics in cross shear plate rolling....

  2. Rock'n'rolling

    Rare earths are not particularly hard to find but are extremely difficult to extract and refine. Producing rare-earth alloys is a costly process that involves smelting the minerals in three separate stages at temperatures of more than 1000 deg C. An Australian breakthrough, the ball mill processing technique which can produce alloys in a single step at room temperature is briefly presented. While it is yet to be tested on a commercial scale it is estimated that it could eventually supersede the existing method

  3. Rolling tachyons and decaying branes

    We present new rolling tachyon solutions describing the classical decay of D-branes. Our methods are simpler than those appearing in recent works, yet our results are exact in classical string theory. The role of pressure in the decay is studied using tachyon profiles with spatial variation. In this case the final state involves an array of codimension one D-branes rather than static, pressureless tachyon matter. (author)

  4. Rolling-Friction Robotic Gripper

    Vranish, John M.

    1992-01-01

    Robotic gripper using rolling-friction fingers closes in on object with interface designed to mate with rollers somewhat misaligned initially, aligns object with respect to itself, then holds object securely in uniquely determined position and orientation. Operation of gripper causes minimal wear and burring of gripper and object. Exerts minimal friction forces on object when grasping and releasing. Releases object easily and reliably even when side forces and torques are between itself and object.

  5. Rolling Contact Fatigue of Ceramics

    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.

  6. Mechanisms of rolling contact spalling

    Kumar, A. M.; Kulkarni, S. M.; Bhargava, V.; Hahn, G. T.; Rubin, C. A.

    1987-01-01

    The results of a study aimed at analyzing the mechanical material interactions responsible for rolling contact spalling of the 440 C steel, high pressure oxygen turbopump bearings are presented. A coupled temperature displacement finite element analysis of the effects of friction heating under the contact is presented. The contact is modelled as a stationary, heat generating, 2 dimensional indent in an elastic perfectly plastic half-space with heat fluxes up to 8.6 x 10000 KW/m sq comparable to those generated in the bearing. Local temperatures in excess of 1000 C are treated. The calculations reveal high levels of residual tension after the contact is unloaded and cools. Efforts to promote Mode 2/Mode 3 fatigue crack growth under cyclic torsion in hardened 440 C steel are described. Spalls produced on 440 C steel by a 3 ball/rod rolling contact testing machine were studied with scanning microscopy. The shapes of the cyclic, stress strain hysteresis loops displayed by hardened 440 C steel in cyclic torsion at room temperature are defined for the plastic strain amplitudes encountered in rolling/sliding contact. Results of these analyses are discussed in detail.

  7. Study Friction Distribution during the Cold Rolling of Material by Matroll Software

    Rolling process is one of the most important ways of metal forming. Since the results of this process are almost finished product, therefore controlling the parameters affecting this process is very important in order to have cold rolling products with high quality. Among the parameters knowing the coefficient of friction within the roll gap is known as the most significant one. That is because other rolling parameters such as rolling force, pressure in the roll gap, forward slip, surface quality of sheet, and the life of work rolls are directly influenced by friction. On the other hand, in rolling calculation due to lake of a true amount for coefficient of friction a supposed value is considered for it. In this study, a new software (Matroll), is introduced which can determine the coefficient of friction (COF) and plot the friction hills for an industrial mill. Besides, based on rolling equations, it offers about 30 rolling parameters as outputs. Having the rolling characteristics as inputs, the software is able to calculate the coefficient of friction. Many rolling passes were performed on real industrial aluminum mill. The coefficient of friction was obtained for all passes. The results are in good agreement with the findings of the other researchers

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

    Lagergren, Jonas; Wanheim, Tarras; Presz, W.; Henningsen, Poul; Arentoft, Mogens; Jonsson, Nils-Göran

    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....... Keywords Friction stress, normal pressure distribution, roll bite measurements, cold flat rolling of metals...

  9. Rolling textures of niobium and molybdenum

    Niobium and molybdenum were rolled at ambient temperature. The crystallographic orientation distribution of the 50%, 60% and 70% deformed samples was investigated by means of quantitative texture analysis. Simulations of the rolling textures were performed using the Relaxed Constraints Taylor Theory. It was shown that dislocation movement took place on {110} and {112} glide planes. After 70% rolling deformation additional glide on {123} planes occurred in case of niobium. (orig.)

  10. Simulations of Gear Rolling by Flat Tools

    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...

  11. ROLL OUT THE TALENT : Final project report

    Eerola, Tuomas; Tuominen, Pirjo; Hakkarainen, Riitta-Liisa; Laurikainen, Marja; Mero, Niina

    2014-01-01

    The ROLL OUT THE TALENT project was born out of the desire to recognise and support the strengths of vocational students and to develop new and innovative operating models. ROLL OUT THE TALENT promoted regional cooperation between institutes and companies. The project produced operating and study path models that take into consideration the individual strengths of vocational students and the principles of lifelong learning. This is the final report of the ROLL OUT THE TALENT project, and ...

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

    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.

  13. 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

    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.

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

    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.

  15. Study on anaerobic treatment of hazardous steel-mill waste rolling oil (SmWRO) for multi-benefit disposal route.

    Ma, Huanhuan; Li, Zifu; Yin, Fubin; Kao, William; Yin, Yi; Bai, Xiaofeng

    2014-01-01

    Steel-mill waste rolling oil (SmWRO) is considered as hazardous substance with high treatment and disposal fees. Anaerobic process could not only transform the hazardous substance into activated sludge, but also generate valuable biogas. This study aimed at studying the biochemical methane potential of SmWRO under inoculum to substrate VS ratios (ISRs) of 0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2 and 3 using septic tank sludge as inoculum in mesophilic and thermophilic conditions, with blank tests for control. Specific biogas yield (mL/g VS(added)), net biogas yield (mL/g VS(removed)) and VS removal were analyzed. The ANOVA results indicated great influence of ISR and temperature on studied parameters. ISR of 1.5 at 55°C and ISR of 1.5 and 2 at 35°C were suggested with the highest specific biogas yield (262-265 and 303mL/g VS(added)). Kinetic analysis showed that Gompertz model fit the experimental data best with the least RMSE and largest R(2). PMID:24212130

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

    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...

  17. Simple model of microscopic rolling friction.

    Braun, O M

    2005-09-16

    Rolling friction at a microscopic scale is studied with the help of a simple two-dimensional model. Molecular dynamics simulations show that rolling of spherical lubricant molecules exists only for concentrations lower than the concentration of a close-packed layer. At concentrations higher than a critical one due to jamming of lubricant molecules the rolling of nearest neighboring molecules is hindered. An optimal concentration exists which provides the minimum of kinetic friction. Methods for avoiding jamming and increasing the range of operation of rolling mechanism of friction are discussed. PMID:16197089

  18. A Framework for Rolling Stock Rescheduling

    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...

  19. Europarlamendi roll pllumajanduspoliitika kujundamisel / Andres Tarand

    Tarand, Andres, 1940-

    2006-01-01

    Euroopa Parlamendi roll Euroopa Liidu htse pllumajandus- ja energiapoliitika kujundamisel. Pllumajanduslik aspekt energeetikas: energiasektori varustamine omamaa bioenergiaga, Venemaa energeetika vlispoliitika teenistuses

  20. Interactions Between Stably Rolling Leukocytes In Vivo

    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. The real time rolling shutter

    Monaghan, David; O'connor, Noel E.; Cleary, Anne; Connolly, Denis

    2015-01-01

    From an early age children are often told either, you are creative you should do art but stay away from science and maths. Or that you are mathematical you should do science but you're not that creative. Compounding this there also exist some traditional barriers of artistic rhetoric that say, "don't touch, don't think and don't be creative, we've already done that for you, you can just look...". The Real Time Rolling Shutter is part of a collaborative Art/Science partnership whose core tenet...

  2. Roll pass design for improved flexibility and quality in wire rod rolling

    Eriksson, Conny

    2004-01-01

    The thesis treats roll pass design in wire rod rolling of stainless steel for sequences and series built up by two-symmetrical grooves. It is focused on predicting rolling flexibility, also called working range, as well as product quality. For analysing the flexibility a computer program has been developed. The minimum and maximum roll gap and corresponding bar areas for series of grooves including "oval", "round", "false round", "square" and "diamond" shapes are calculated. Six pass designs ...

  3. FEM Analysis of Effect of Rolling Parameters on Cold Rolling Process

    K. Devarajan

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A FEM simulation study was carried out to investigate the influence of the rolling parameters on the rolling process. Using commercial FEM software, ABAQUS, a number of cases were studied. In this paper, a two-dimensional Elastic-plastic finite element model to simulate the cold rolling of thick strip with different roll angular velocity and roll diameter models is described. The angular velocity of the rigid rolls ranged from 30 to 480 revolutions per minute (r.p.m. and the rigid roll diameter ranged from 100 to 300 mm. The initial feeding speed of the plate and friction was kept constant, thus causing a slip between the plate and the roll surfaces. The main interest of this study is to see whether the speed of the rolls and the diameter of the rolls have any influence on the contact pressure and the residual stress in cold rolling process. The roll speed is an easily controlled operational parameter which may be used to enhance the process and the quality of the final products by changing the roller diameter and see the effect of stress and contact pressure on the thick plates strip is new one.

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

    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.

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

    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...

  6. Towards roll-to-roll manufacturing of polymer photonic devices

    Subbaraman, Harish; Lin, Xiaohui; Ling, Tao; Guo, L. Jay; Chen, Ray T.

    2014-03-01

    Traditionally, polymer photonic devices are fabricated using clean-room processes such as photolithography, e-beam lithography, reactive ion etching (RIE) and lift-off methods etc, which leads to long fabrication time, low throughput and high cost. We have utilized a novel process for fabricating polymer photonic devices using a combination of imprinting and ink jet printing methods, which provides high throughput on a variety of rigid and flexible substrates with low cost. We discuss the manufacturing challenges that need to be overcome in order to realize true implementation of roll-to-roll manufacturing of flexible polymer photonic systems. Several metrology and instrumentation challenges involved such as availability of particulate-free high quality substrate, development and implementation of high-speed in-line and off-line inspection and diagnostic tools with adaptive control for patterned and unpatterned material films, development of reliable hardware, etc need to be addressed and overcome in order to realize a successful manufacturing process. Due to extreme resolution requirements compared to print media, the burden of software and hardware tools on the throughput also needs to be carefully determined. Moreover, the effect of web wander and variations in web speed need to accurately be determined in the design of the system hardware and software. In this paper, we show the realization of solutions for few challenges, and utilizing these solutions for developing a high-rate R2R dual stage ink-jet printer that can provide alignment accuracy of polymer photonic systems opens limitless possibilities for the deployment of high performance components in a variety of applications including communication, sensing, medicine, agriculture, energy, lighting etc.

  7. Molecular rolling friction: the cogwheel model

    With the help of a two-dimensional (2D) model we study rolling lubrication by circular ('2D fullerenes') molecules for a wide range of parameters. The conditions under which microscopic rolling friction may be effective are identified and related to the relative ingraining between substrate and molecule, the latter behaving as a nanosized cogwheel

  8. CRITICAL WAVE EPISODES FOR ASSESSMENT OF ROLL

    Jensen, Jørgen Juncher; Pedersen, Preben Terndrup

    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), leading to specific maximum roll angles. The procedure is computationally very effective and can thus be...

  9. Roll forming of eco-friendly stud

    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%.

  10. Lubrication of rolling-element bearings

    Parker, R. J.

    1980-01-01

    The lubrication of rolling element bearings is surveyed. Emphasis is on the critical design aspects related to speed, temperature, and ambient pressure environment. Types of lubrication including grease, jets, mist, wick, and through the race are discussed. The historical development, present state of technology, and the future problems of rolling element bearing lubrication are discussed.

  11. Steels For Rolling-Element Bearings

    Zaretsky, Erwin V.

    1988-01-01

    Bearing lives increased by attention to details of processing and applications. NASA technical memorandum discusses selection of steels for long-life rolling-element bearings. After brief review of advances in manufacturing, report discusses effect of cleanliness of bearing material on fatigue in rolling element. Also discusses fracture toughnesses of through-hardened and case-hardened materials.

  12. Effect of Pavement Conditions on Rolling Resistance

    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.

  13. Rolling of 316L Stainless Steel with Rough Rolls to Potentially Obtain Superficial Nanograins

    Camurri, Carlos; Gallegos, Alejo; Carrasco, Claudia

    2014-06-01

    316L stainless steel plates of 5-mm thickness, normalized at 900 C, were cold rolled with different reductions and number of passes using rolls with three different surface roughnesses: grain heights of 0.17 and 0.33 mm and rhomboid-shaped grains of 1.5-mm height. Subsequently, the rolled samples were annealed at 275 C for 1 h in an effort to achieve superficial nanograins. The plates laminated using low-roughness rolls had continuous superficial microcrystallization when they were rolled for at least 26 passes. For samples made with rougher rolls, the recrystallized superficial grains formed on the surface (sized ~10-15 ?m) were smaller than those below the surface; this behavior was caused by the major deformation induced by repeated indentations. The superficial recrystallization of the sample also tended to be more continuous for higher number of passes; micrographs of the penetration profiles of indentation in the samples rolled with high-roughness rolls revealed that a sample rolled 24 times had not yet reached the steady surface topology. As a conclusion, in order to successfully form superficial nanograins, very low-roughness rolls must be used as well as a small absolute reduction per pass, followed by annealing. These rolling conditions generate a continuous field of highly superficial deformations, which act as nucleation centers for nanograins during annealing.

  14. How to make a cylinder roll uphill

    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

    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. Synthesis of metal hydrides by cold rolling

    'Full text:' In the development of metal hydrides for commercial applications, a special attention should be devoted to the ways of production. For commercial success, the raw elements of the hydrogen storage materials should be of low cost, the synthesis process should be inexpensive and easily scalable. Therefore, it is important to put some effort on the elaboration of new and more efficient means of producing metal hydrides. In this perspective, cold rolling was investigated as a new means of producing nanocrystalline materials. This technique is well-known in the industry and easily scalable. Cold rolling was performed on Mg-Ni system. The evolution of morphology, crystal structure, crystallite size, deformation, and preferred orientation was studied as a function of number of rolling passes. Cold rolling followed by a heat treatment produced the intermetallic Mg2Ni. Without heat treatment and for a large number of rolling, an amorphous phase was synthesized. (author)

  17. Automated Procedure for Roll Pass Design

    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.

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

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

    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.

  20. The Evolution of the Surface Morphologies and Microstructures of an Unleveled Hot-Rolled Steel Strip During Cold Rolling After Hydrogen Reduction

    Jing, Yu-An; Shang, Qiuyue; Zang, Xiaoming; Zhang, Lei; Peng, Xingdong; Jia, Pinfeng

    2015-10-01

    The removal of oxide scale from a hot-rolled strip surface can completely eliminate environmental pollution if performed by hydrogen-reduction descaling instead of traditional pickling descaling. However, a large number of cracks appear on the surface of a leveled hot-rolled steel strip after hydrogen reduction. This effect is likely to impede the application of reduction descaling to cold-rolled products. Nevertheless, there are almost no cracks on the surface of an unleveled hot-rolled steel strip if the hot-rolled steel strip is not subjected to repeated bending by the leveler machine. The surface quality of a reduced steel strip will be better than that of a pickled steel strip. To investigate the evolution of the surface morphologies, microstructures, and properties of an unleveled strip steel during cold rolling, unleveled strip steel samples were rolled using a four-high mill after hydrogen reduction and after pickling. The surface morphologies and cross-sectional microstructures of the samples were observed by SEM, and the surface-roughness values were measured using a TR200 profilometer before and after cold-rolling deformation. The evolution of the surface morphologies and cross-sectional microstructures of the sample after cold rolling were analyzed. The results show that the oxide scale formed on the surface turns into a metallic iron layer, and a decarburization layer appears between the metallic iron layer and the steel matrix after hydrogen reduction. Few cracks, besides pores, and bubbles, appeared on the surface of the sample after hydrogen reduction. The pores and bubbles were roll-flattened after five passes of cold rolling. The work hardening degree and mechanical properties of the reduced sample are similar to those of the pickled sample after cold rolling. Compared with the rolled sample after pickling, the surface qualities of the reduced samples are better than those of the pickled samples and better than those of the reduced samples that were subjected to leveling prior to reduction.

  1. The Evolution of the Surface Morphologies and Microstructures of an Unleveled Hot-Rolled Steel Strip During Cold Rolling After Hydrogen Reduction

    Jing, Yu-An; Shang, Qiuyue; Zang, Xiaoming; Zhang, Lei; Peng, Xingdong; Jia, Pinfeng

    2016-01-01

    The removal of oxide scale from a hot-rolled strip surface can completely eliminate environmental pollution if performed by hydrogen-reduction descaling instead of traditional pickling descaling. However, a large number of cracks appear on the surface of a leveled hot-rolled steel strip after hydrogen reduction. This effect is likely to impede the application of reduction descaling to cold-rolled products. Nevertheless, there are almost no cracks on the surface of an unleveled hot-rolled steel strip if the hot-rolled steel strip is not subjected to repeated bending by the leveler machine. The surface quality of a reduced steel strip will be better than that of a pickled steel strip. To investigate the evolution of the surface morphologies, microstructures, and properties of an unleveled strip steel during cold rolling, unleveled strip steel samples were rolled using a four-high mill after hydrogen reduction and after pickling. The surface morphologies and cross-sectional microstructures of the samples were observed by SEM, and the surface-roughness values were measured using a TR200 profilometer before and after cold-rolling deformation. The evolution of the surface morphologies and cross-sectional microstructures of the sample after cold rolling were analyzed. The results show that the oxide scale formed on the surface turns into a metallic iron layer, and a decarburization layer appears between the metallic iron layer and the steel matrix after hydrogen reduction. Few cracks, besides pores, and bubbles, appeared on the surface of the sample after hydrogen reduction. The pores and bubbles were roll-flattened after five passes of cold rolling. The work hardening degree and mechanical properties of the reduced sample are similar to those of the pickled sample after cold rolling. Compared with the rolled sample after pickling, the surface qualities of the reduced samples are better than those of the pickled samples and better than those of the reduced samples that were subjected to leveling prior to reduction.

  2. Minimizing the edge buckling of the cold roll-forming process

    Cavaguti, M.; Ferreira, J. V.

    2010-06-01

    In this work, the cold roll-forming process was numerically simulated by MSC SuperForm 2002 software based on finite element method. The strips were modelled with U-profile and a pre-punched hole located at the web zone was introduced. Two different configurations of the roll-forming mills were simulated, named as the Conventional and Curved. The conventional roll-forming mill was obtained by using the same diameters of the bottom rolls. The downhill roll-forming mill was achieved by increasing the diameters of the bottom rolls. This study investigated the occurrence of edge buckling in the hole lateral edge of the pre-punched sheet during the forming process. It could be concluded that, during the cold roll-forming process, reducing or even eliminating the compression stress in the web zone by the downhill roll-forming mill is possible to minimize occurrence of the edge buckling in the hole lateral edge of the pre-punched sheet during the forming process.

  3. Minimizing the edge buckling of the cold roll-forming process

    In this work, the cold roll-forming process was numerically simulated by MSC SuperForm 2002 software based on finite element method. The strips were modelled with U-profile and a pre-punched hole located at the web zone was introduced. Two different configurations of the roll-forming mills were simulated, named as the Conventional and Curved. The conventional roll-forming mill was obtained by using the same diameters of the bottom rolls. The downhill roll-forming mill was achieved by increasing the diameters of the bottom rolls. This study investigated the occurrence of edge buckling in the hole lateral edge of the pre-punched sheet during the forming process. It could be concluded that, during the cold roll-forming process, reducing or even eliminating the compression stress in the web zone by the downhill roll-forming mill is possible to minimize occurrence of the edge buckling in the hole lateral edge of the pre-punched sheet during the forming process.

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

    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.

  5. CANDU 3 rolled joint development program

    The CANDU 3 reactor will use shop-assembled fuel channel assemblies installed in the reactor as single modules. These modules will consist of two dissimilar end fitting assemblies connected to a pressure tube by means of conventional rolled joints, two dissimilar calandria tube extensions attached to a calandria tube by sandwich-type rolled joints, and four spacers installed in the annular gap between the pressure tube and calandria tube. The introduction of the modular fuel channel assembly has resulted in a fuel channel assembly design that incorporates four new or different designs of rolled joints. Because of space limitations, the pressure tube/end fitting rolled joint assemblies have significantly thinner hub wall thicknesses than normal on CANDU reactors, while the calandria tube/calandria tube extension rolled joint assemblies incorporate thin-walled CTX hubs rather than the more usual rigid tubesheets in current CANDU reactors. These changes have necessitated the introduction of some unusual fabrication techniques and procedures to achieve acceptable rolled joint assemblies. The fabrication and testing of a limited quantity of each type of joint has demonstrated the feasibility of producing joints that will meet their design requirements. This paper reports on the extensive development program carried out to optimize the fabrication parameters in terms of rolled joint integrity and leak tightness, and to establish practical production tolerance ranges. (Author) 8 figs

  6. Wheelchair tire rolling resistance and fatigue.

    Kauzlarich, J J; Thacker, J G

    1985-07-01

    The hysteresis loss theory of rolling resistance is developed for solid rubber wheelchair tires. The analysis is used to correlate test data for a clay-filled natural rubber and a polyurethane tire material. A discussion of tire rolling work, hysteresis loss factor measurement, and rolling loss measurement is presented. An example calculation of rolling resistance for a polyurethane tire is given in detail. The subject of solid rubber tire design is developed on the basis of recommended fatigue life theory and practice. It is shown that polyurethane tires have a useful fatigue life due to a high shear modulus at useful values of hardness. This characteristic of polyurethane, if exploited, is predicted to lead to a tire with a lower rolling resistance than other wheelchair tires available. The effect of surface roughness on rolling resistance is briefly discussed and some experimental results are listed. The purpose of this paper is to give the rehabilitation engineer the means for wheelchair tire rolling resistance and fatigue life design and the methods to assess the tire characteristics when a tire design is modified or a new tire material is contemplated. Other important design factors, such as wear and chemical degradation, are not discussed, but references are suggested for information on these topics. As in most research and development projects, this study raises problems which need further work. For example, the fatigue properties of the rubber compounds employed in this application are not completely understood; this subject is planned for future investigation. PMID:3835263

  7. Flow Stress Evaluation in Hot Rolling of Steel

    Aghasafari, P.; Salimi, M.; Daraei, A.

    2014-08-01

    In this paper, an inverse analysis technique is used to obtain the flow curve of materials in a hot rolling finishing mill. This technique is based on minimization of the differences between the experimental and computed values. The flow curves and the friction coefficients at roll/work-piece interface are derived from two different models. Model I is based on simple slab method of analysis. Model II is based on a modified slab method in which the effect of shear stress in calculating the rolling force and torque is taken into account. It is shown that the developed inverse analysis technique is reliable and can simultaneously determine a more accurate flow stress for the material as well as a better estimation for the interface friction factors.

  8. Off-line calculation of pass schedule for hot rolling stainless steel strip and establishment of model parameters for on-line set up calculation

    In this paper, the method to calculate the roughing and finishing rolling forces is described. The way to establish the model parameters for on-line process set up calculation during developing hot rolling stainless steel strip in 2050mm hot rolling mill of Baosteel, is also introduced. Rolling test shows that the rolling forces calculated by on-line process set up model agree well with measured data. (author)

  9. ROLLING NOISE SIMULATION OF A RAILWAY VEHICLE

    Traian MAZILU

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Rolling noise of the railway vehicles is occurred by the wheel/rail vibration excited bythe rolling surfaces roughness. This paper presents an acoustic model able to predict the rollingnoise level of a railway vehicle. The acoustic model is based on a wheel/rail vibration modelwhich takes into account the structural wheel vibration (Remington model and the bendingvertical waves of the rail. To this, the track model with an infinite Euler Bernoulli beam elasticallysupported on two layers is applied to simulate the effect of the ballasted track. The influence of therolling surfaces roughness and vehicle velocity on the rolling noise is investigated.

  10. Rolling process for producing biaxially textured substrates

    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.

  11. FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF SAE ROLL CAGE

    Vidyadhar Biswal*, Shubham Singhmar, Mohit Kumar, Shubham Sharma

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this thesis is to analyze the design of the Formula SAE roll cage. This work describes how a common model of the roll cage is developed using solid works Finite Element Analysis to be performed by Ansys 16 software. In this paper Front impact, back impact or side impact of roll cage is performed. This papers sole focus is the design and analysis for a chassis which has to sustain the racing environment. As chassis plays a vital role in a race car but can be called as the back bone of a good race car.

  12. FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF SAE ROLL CAGE

    Vidyadhar Biswal*, Shubham Singhmar, Mohit Kumar, Shubham Sharma

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this thesis is to analyze the design of the Formula SAE roll cage. This work describes how a common model of the roll cage is developed using solid works Finite Element Analysis to be performed by Ansys 16 software. In this paper Front impact, back impact or side impact of roll cage is performed. This papers sole focus is the design and analysis for a chassis which has to sustain the racing environment. As chassis plays a vital role in a race car but ...

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

    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 sheets 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 15C and 30C. Thecast strips should be hot rolled at 300C.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.

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

    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.

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

    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 Ω/square, and silver containing coating with sheet resistance below 40 Ω/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 Ω/sq. • Silver containing ink achieved better property than conductive polymer ink. • Used as the TC electrode for printed lighting device with proven performance

  16. Why Low Bounce Balls Exhibit High Rolling Resistance

    Cross, Rod

    2015-01-01

    A simple experiment is described to measure the coefficient of rolling friction for a low bounce ball rolling on a horizontal surface. As observed previously by others, the coefficient increased with rolling speed. The energy loss due to rolling friction can be explained in terms of the measured coefficient of restitution for the ball, meaning

  17. 21 CFR 136.160 - Raisin bread, rolls, and buns.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Raisin bread, rolls, and buns. 136.160 Section 136....160 Raisin bread, rolls, and buns. (a) Each of the foods raisin bread, raisin rolls, and raisin buns... of ingredients prescribed for bread, rolls or buns by § 136.110, except that: (1) Not less than...

  18. 21 CFR 136.115 - Enriched bread, rolls, and buns.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Enriched bread, rolls, and buns. 136.115 Section... § 136.115 Enriched bread, rolls, and buns. (a) Each of the foods enriched bread, enriched rolls, and... label statement of ingredients prescribed for bread, rolls or buns by § 136.110, except that: (1)...

  19. 21 CFR 136.130 - Milk bread, rolls, and buns.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Milk bread, rolls, and buns. 136.130 Section 136....130 Milk bread, rolls, and buns. (a) Each of the foods milk bread, milk rolls, and milk buns conforms... ingredients prescribed for bread, rolls or buns by § 136.110 except that: (1) The only moistening...

  20. Terras: NATO õppuste roll Euroopas kasvab

    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

  1. Rolling-Contact Spalling In Bearings

    Kumar, A. M.; Kulkarni, S. M.; Bhargava, B.; Hahn, G. T.; Rubin, C. A.

    1990-01-01

    Report describes experimental and theoretical studies of effects of thermal and mechanical contact stresses and attendant plastic deformations responsible for rolling-contact spalling of the 440C-steel bearings in high-pressure-oxygen turbopump.

  2. 9 CFR 381.159 - Poultry rolls.

    2010-01-01

    ... subchapter, in 9 CFR Chapter III, Subchapter E, or in 21 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter A or Subchapter B. In... use as binders in poultry rolls: transglutaminase enzyme at up to 65 ppm. When binding agents...

  3. Plasmid Rolling-Circle Replication.

    Ruiz-Mas, J A; MachN, C; Bordanaba-Ruiseco, L; Espinosa, M; Coll, M; Del Solar, G

    2015-02-01

    Plasmids are DNA entities that undergo controlled replication independent of the chromosomal DNA, a crucial step that guarantees the prevalence of the plasmid in its host. DNA replication has to cope with the incapacity of the DNA polymerases to start de novo DNA synthesis, and different replication mechanisms offer diverse solutions to this problem. Rolling-circle replication (RCR) is a mechanism adopted by certain plasmids, among other genetic elements, that represents one of the simplest initiation strategies, that is, the nicking by a replication initiator protein on one parental strand to generate the primer for leading-strand initiation and a single priming site for lagging-strand synthesis. All RCR plasmid genomes consist of a number of basic elements: leading strand initiation and control, lagging strand origin, phenotypic determinants, and mobilization, generally in that order of frequency. RCR has been mainly characterized in Gram-positive bacterial plasmids, although it has also been described in Gram-negative bacterial or archaeal plasmids. Here we aim to provide an overview of the RCR plasmids' lifestyle, with emphasis on their characteristic traits, promiscuity, stability, utility as vectors, etc. While RCR is one of the best-characterized plasmid replication mechanisms, there are still many questions left unanswered, which will be pointed out along the way in this review. PMID:26104557

  4. Designing Rolling-Element Bearings

    Moore, James D., Jr.

    2007-01-01

    Bearing Analysis Tool (BAT) is a computer program for designing rolling-element bearings for cryogenic turbomachines. BAT provides a graphical user interface (GUI) that guides the entry of data to develop mathematical models of bearings. The GUI breaks model data into logical subsets that are entered through logic-driven input screens. The software generates a threedimensional graphical model of a bearing as the data are entered. Most dataentry errors become immediately obvious in the graphical model. BAT provides for storage of all the data on a shaft/bearing system, enabling the creation of a library of proven designs. Data from the library can be transferred to subsequent projects by use of simple cut-and-paste routines. BAT includes a library of temperature- dependent cryogenic bearing-material properties for use in the mathematical models. BAT implements algorithms that (1) enable the user to select combinations of design and/or operating-condition parameters, and then (2) automatically optimize the design by performing trade studies over all of the parameter combinations. This feature enables optimization over a large trade space in a fraction of the time taken when using prior bearingmodel software.

  5. Texture comparison between room temperature rolled and cryogenically rolled pure copper

    Nowadays, due to their potential for superior mechanical properties, a considerable interest in bulk ultrafine grained metals exists. One of the possible formation methods for this ultrafine grained material is cryogenic rolling. In this work, the influence of cryogenic rolling on the texture and the microstructure of pure copper is investigated by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), both in the deformed and the annealed state. This is done by comparing cryogenically rolled copper with room temperature rolled copper, rolled to the same thickness reductions. A texture difference between the room temperature rolled and cryogenically rolled copper is seen in the deformed state, although the largest texture difference is observed after annealing. These texture differences are mainly attributed to the presence of shear bands in the microstructure of the cryogenically rolled copper. In order to obtain a better understanding of the influence of shear bands on the texture evolution, the grain orientations inside the shear bands are analyzed both experimentally and numerically by applying the visco plastic self-consistent (VPSC) model. A number of shear band specific orientations, which are not observed in the conventional rolling texture of fcc materials, could be identified both in the experimental observations and in the simulations

  6. A longitudinal perspective on rolling forecasts & interactions

    Holmen, Thea Jarneid; Skurtveit, Ingvild

    2015-01-01

    This thesis is a case study exploring the practice of rolling forecasts as a dynamic management tool within an organization. Increasingly complex and dynamic business environment has led to the introduction of contemporary management control systems and management accounting innovations, such as rolling forecasts that is an important tool in the Beyond Budgeting philosophy. Through qualitative research method, this study aims to get an in-depth understanding of how forecasting information, in...

  7. Influence of Surge on Extreme Roll Amplitudes

    Vidic-Perunovic, Jelena; Rognebakke, Olav; Pedersen, Preben Terndrup

    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...... 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....

  8. ROLLING NOISE SIMULATION OF A RAILWAY VEHICLE

    Traian MAZILU

    2013-01-01

    Rolling noise of the railway vehicles is occurred by the wheel/rail vibration excited bythe rolling surfaces roughness. This paper presents an acoustic model able to predict the rollingnoise level of a railway vehicle. The acoustic model is based on a wheel/rail vibration modelwhich takes into account the structural wheel vibration (Remington model) and the bendingvertical waves of the rail. To this, the track model with an infinite Euler Bernoulli beam elasticallysupported on two layers is a...

  9. Transient and steady state viscoelastic rolling contact

    Padovan, J.; Paramadilok, O.

    1985-01-01

    Based on moving total Lagrangian coordinates, a so-called traveling Hughes type contact strategy is developed. Employing the modified contact scheme in conjunction with a traveling finite element strategy, an overall solution methodology is developed to handle transient and steady viscoelastic rolling contact. To verify the scheme, the results of both experimental and analytical benchmarking is presented. The experimental benchmarking includes the handling of rolling tires up to their upper bound behavior, namely the standing wave response.

  10. A longitudinal perspective on rolling forecasts & interactions

    Holmen, Thea Jarneid; Skurtveit, Ingvild

    2014-01-01

    Increasingly complex and dynamic business environment has led to the introduction of contemporary management control systems and management accounting innovations, such as rolling forecasts that is an important tool in the Beyond Budgeting philosophy. This thesis is a case study exploring the practice of rolling forecasts as a dynamic management tool within an organization – namely FiGo. Through qualitative research method, the study aims to get an in-depth understanding of how...

  11. Characteristics of cold rolled stainless steel sheets

    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)

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

    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

  13. Strip edge cracking simulation in cold rolling

    This research work focuses on a specific defect which occurs during cold rolling of steel strips: edge-serration. Investigations on the industrial processes have led to the conclusion that this defect is the result of the edge-trimming and cold rolling sequences. The aim of this research work is to analyze the effect of the cutting process and the cold rolling on cracks occurrence, especially on strip edges.This study is performed using an experimental testing stand called Upsetting Rolling Test (URT). It allows to reproduce cold rolling contact parameters such as forward slip, reduction ratio and friction coefficients. Specimens sampled near trimmed industrial strip edges are deformed using the URT stand. Two sets of specimens with different stress states, obtained by annealing, are submitted to two reduction passes with extreme forward slips.Scanning electron microscopy observations added to 3D optical surface profiler topographies show that on one hand, forward slip has a major effect on cracks opening. On the other hand, cracks opening decreases according to high roll strip speed gradient. Concerning the heat-treated specimens, no crack appeared after all reduction passes, showing a large influence of the cutting process and consequently of the local stress state in the vicinity of the burnish and fracture regions.

  14. Ultra slow-roll G-inflation

    Hirano, Shin'ichi; Yokoyama, Shuichiro

    2016-01-01

    The conventional slow-roll approximation is broken in the so called "ultra slow-roll" models of inflation, for which the inflaton potential is exactly (or extremely) flat. The interesting nature of (canonical) ultra slow-roll inflation is that the curvature perturbation grows on superhorizon scales, but has a scale-invariant power spectrum. We study the ultra slow-roll inflationary dynamics in the presence of non-canonical kinetic terms of the scalar field, namely ultra slow-roll G-inflation. We compute the evolution of the curvature perturbation and show that the primordial power spectrum follows a broken power law with an oscillation feature. It is demonstrated that this could explain the lack of large-scale power in the cosmic microwave background temperature anisotropies. We also point out that the violation of the null energy condition is prohibited in ultra slow-roll G-inflation and hence a blue tensor tilt is impossible as long as inflation is driven by the potential. This statement is, however, not tr...

  15. Partition Decomposition for Roll Call Data

    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...

  16. Roll bonding of 6061 aluminum alloy plates

    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

  17. 49 CFR 393.134 - What are the rules for securing roll-on/roll-off or hook lift containers?

    2010-10-01

    ... or hook lift containers? 393.134 Section 393.134 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to... for securing roll-on/roll-off or hook lift containers? (a) Applicability. The rules in this section apply to the transportation of roll-on/roll-off or hook lift containers. (b) Securement of a...

  18. 75 FR 42782 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil, Japan, and Russia

    2010-07-22

    ... party group responses to its notice of institution (75 FR 16504, April 1, 2010) were adequate. A record... COMMISSION Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil, Japan, and Russia AGENCY: United...-year reviews concerning the countervailing duty order on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled...

  19. Wear phenomena of spinning rolls for stone wool production

    Klimpel, A; L.A. Dobrzański; 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...

  20. Recrystallization of niobium stabilized ferritic stainless steel during hot rolling simulation by torsion tests

    Flávia Vieira Braga

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of finishing hot rolling temperature in promoting interpass recrystallization on a Nb-stabilized AISI 430 ferritic stainless steel. Torsion tests were performed in order to simulate the Steckel mill rolling process by varying the temperature ranges of the finishing passes. Interrupted torsion test were also performed and interpass recrystallization was evaluated via optical microscopy and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD. As a result of this work, it has been established, within the restrictions of a Steckel mill rolling schedule, which thermomechanical conditions mostly favor SRX.

  1. An Influence Function Method Analysis of Cold Strip Rolling

    Jiang, Z. Y.; Wei, D. W.; Tieu, A. K.

    An influence function method has been developed to simulate the asymmetric cold rolling of thin strip with work roll kiss at edges. The numerical simulation model was obtained based on the deformation compatibility of the roll system in rolling and lateral directions. The strip plastic deformation has been considered in the formulation, which is significantly different from the traditional theory of metal rolling. The rolling mechanics and crown of the strip with work roll edge kiss, which are new findings for cold rolling of thin strip, are obtained. A comparison of the rolling force, roll edge kiss force and the strip crown after rolling has been conducted for various cross shear regions in the roll bite. Results show that the calculated strip crown is in good agreement with Ameasured value, and the rolling force and strip crown decrease with an increase of cross shear regions, as well as the work roll edge kiss force and edge wear decrease. The friction also has an influence on the profile of the rolled thin strip.

  2. Microstructure and properties of hot roll bonding layer of dissimilar metals. 2. Bonding interface microstructure of Zr/stainless steel by hot roll bonding and its controlling

    The hot roll bonding of zirconium and stainless steel inserted with tantalium was investigated using the newly developed rolling mill. The effect of hot rolling temperatures of zirconium/stainless steel joints on bonding interface structure was evaluated. Intermetallic compound layer containing cracks was observed at the bonding interface between stainless steel and tantalium when the rolling temperature was above 1373K. The hardness of the bonding layer of zirconium and tantalium bonded above 1273K was higher than tantalium or zirconium base metal in spite of absence of intermetallic compound. The growth of reaction layer at the stainless steel and tantalium interface and at the tantalium and zirconium interface was conforming a parabolic low when that was isothermally heated after hot roll bonding, and the growth rate was almost same as that of static diffusion bonding without using hot roll bonding process. It is estimated that the strain caused by hot roll bonding gives no effect on the growth of reaction layer. It was confirmed that the dissimilar joint of zirconium and stainless steel with insert of tantalium having the sound bonding interface were obtained at the suitable bonding temperature of 1173K by the usage of the newly developed hot roll bonding process. (author)

  3. Sensitivity analysis of roll load, torque and material properties in the roll forming process

    Abeyrathna, Buddhika; Rolfe, Bernard; Hodgson, Peter; Weiss, Matthias

    2013-12-01

    Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) are increasingly used in the current automotive industry because of their high strength and weight saving potential. As a sheet forming process, roll forming is capable of forming such materials with precise dimensions, however a small change in processing may results in significant change in the material properties such as yield strength and hardening exponent from coil to coil or within the same coil. This paper presents the effect of yield strength and the hardening exponent on roll load, torque of the roll forming process and the longitudinal bow. The roll forming process is numerically simulated, and then the regression analysis and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) techniques are employed to establish the relationships among the aforementioned parameters and to determine the percentage influence of material properties on longitudinal bow, roll load and torque.

  4. Autonomous Supervision and Control of Parametric Roll Resonance

    Galeazzi, Roberto

    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...... 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...

  5. Magnon Inflation: Slow Roll with Steep Potentials

    Adshead, Peter; Burgess, C P; Hayman, Peter; Patil, Subodh P

    2016-01-01

    We find multi-scalar effective field theories (EFTs) that can achieve a slow inflationary roll despite having a scalar potential that does not satisfy the usual slow-roll condition (d V)^2 << V^2/Mp^2. They evade the usual slow-roll conditions on $V$ because their kinetic energies are dominated by single-derivative terms rather than the usual two-derivative terms. Single derivatives dominate during slow roll and so do not require a breakdown of the usual derivative expansion that underpins calculational control in much of cosmology. The presence of such terms requires some sort of UV Lorentz-symmetry breaking during inflation (besides the usual cosmological breaking). Chromo-natural inflation provides an example of a UV theory that can generate the multi-field single-derivative terms we consider, and we argue that the EFT we find indeed captures the slow-roll conditions for the background evolution for Chromo-natural inflation. We also show that our EFT can be understood as a multi-field generalization ...

  6. Microstructural heterogeneity of forged rolled rings

    J. Herian

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The paper presents the processes which condition the quality of steel cast strands and properties of rolled products. It touches upon the technology of small-size rings manufacture from the 42CrMo4 steel used for the production of rolling bearings and toothed rings.Design/methodology/approach: Investigations were made on the 42CrMo4 steel based process of small-size rings manufacture of weight not exceeding 100 kg and the internal diameter up to 600 mm.Findings: Microstructure heterogeneity has been proven on the cross section of rods and rings under hot rolling and thermal treatment. Non-uniformity in hardness distribution was found on the hot rolled rings’ face surface and cross section. Final products made from rings with heterogeneous properties characterize: difficulties with machining, cracking during surface hardening and decrease of life time. After the process modification, the rings’ microstructure homogeneity and advantageous hardness distribution were obtained.Practical implications: A good quality of final rings after heat treatment is obtained in the case of charge characterized by a uniform pearlitic/ferritic microstructure. After the process technology modification, the rings’ microstructure homogeneity and advantageous hardness distribution were obtained.Originality/value: The minimum processing degree in the rolling of rod products should guarantee obtaining a homogeneous microstructure on the rings cross section and properties which would ensure a good quality and the required functional properties of the final products.

  7. Fine section rolling from unyielding alloys

    The rolling of small-size blanks (of diameter up to 16 mm) from unyielding heat-resistant alloys was studied at different temperatures and rates of deformation. Four heat-resistant alloys were chosen: i.e. three ones based on nickel (EI4.37B, EI867VD and EP220VD) and one based on iron (EG33), three stainless steels (Kh18N10T, 1KhB, Kh17N2). The shape variation, power and other parameters of rolling, the quality and properties of the metal were studied. Very high loads in alloy rolling were noted. In the rolling of the EI867BD alloy the pressure is 2.5-3.8 times higher than for Kh18N10T steel under identical conditions. When rolling in the optimum temperature regime, the quality of the metal surface is good. The heat resistance and mechanical properties of the metal of the test batch in a circle of 16 mm diameter exceed the technical requirements

  8. Surface finishing and levelling of thermomechanically hardened rolled steel

    The finishing of high-strength merchant shapes from alloy steel was tried out under industrial conditions with the equipment of metallurgical plants. After thermomechanical hardening in the production line of the rolling mill, 30KhGSN2A and 40Kh1NVA steel rounds 32 and 31 mm in diameter were straightened on a two-roller straightening machine designed by the All-Union Scientific Research Institute for Metallurgical Machinery (VNII Metmash). This made possible subsequent turning and grinding of the rods. The conditions of straightening, turning and grinding have been worked so as to obtain thermomechanically strengthened and ground rolled products approximating the gauged and ground metal in shape geometry and surface finish. It is shown that the labour-consuming operation of turning can be eliminated by reducing the machining pass of the rolled product, and this lowers the labour required for the finishing operations by 75%. After grinding with 40- and 25-grain abrasive wheels, high strength rolled shapes were obtained with a diameter of 30-0.20 mm and a surface finish of class 6-5 satisfying the technical specifications. (author)

  9. Controlling roll perturbations in fruit flies.

    Beatus, Tsevi; Guckenheimer, John M; Cohen, Itai

    2015-04-01

    Owing to aerodynamic instabilities, stable flapping flight requires ever-present fast corrective actions. Here, we investigate how flies control perturbations along their body roll angle, which is unstable and their most sensitive degree of freedom. We glue a magnet to each fly and apply a short magnetic pulse that rolls it in mid-air. Fast video shows flies correct perturbations up to 100 within 30 7 ms by applying a stroke-amplitude asymmetry that is well described by a linear proportional-integral controller. For more aggressive perturbations, we show evidence for nonlinear and hierarchical control mechanisms. Flies respond to roll perturbations within 5 ms, making this correction reflex one of the fastest in the animal kingdom. PMID:25762650

  10. Rolling Element Bearing Stiffness Matrix Determination (Presentation)

    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.

  11. Detection of Parametric Roll on Ships

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

    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......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...... 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...

  12. Computer-aided roll pass design in rolling of airfoil shapes

    Akgerman, N.; Lahoti, G. D.; Altan, T.

    1980-01-01

    This paper describes two computer-aided design (CAD) programs developed for modeling the shape rolling process for airfoil sections. The first program, SHPROL, uses a modular upper-bound method of analysis and predicts the lateral spread, elongation, and roll torque. The second program, ROLPAS, predicts the stresses, roll separating force, the roll torque and the details of metal flow by simulating the rolling process, using the slab method of analysis. ROLPAS is an interactive program; it offers graphic display capabilities and allows the user to interact with the computer via a keyboard, CRT, and a light pen. The accuracy of the computerized models was evaluated by (a) rolling a selected airfoil shape at room temperature from 1018 steel and isothermally at high temperature from Ti-6Al-4V, and (b) comparing the experimental results with computer predictions. The comparisons indicated that the CAD systems, described here, are useful for practical engineering purposes and can be utilized in roll pass design and analysis for airfoil and similar shapes.

  13. Rolling friction on a granular medium.

    De Blasio, Fabio Vittorio; Saeter, May-Britt

    2009-02-01

    We present experimental results for the rolling of spheres on a granular bed. We use two sets of glass and steel spheres with varying diameters and a high-speed camera to follow the motion of the spheres. Despite the complex phenomena occurring during the rolling, the results show a friction coefficient nearly independent of the velocity (0.45-0.5 for glass and 0.6-0.65 for steel). It is found that for a given sphere density, the large spheres reach a longer distance, a result that may also help explain the rock sorting along natural stone accumulations at the foot of mountain slopes. PMID:19391789

  14. Stress evaluations under rolling/sliding contacts

    Kannel, J. W.; Tevaarwerk, J. L.

    1981-01-01

    The state of stress beneath traction drive type of contacts were analyzed. Computing stresses and stress reversals on various planes for points beneath the surface were examined. The effect of tangential and axial friction under gross slip conditions is evaluated with the models. Evaluations were performed on an RC (rolling contact) tester configuration and it is indicated that the classical fatigue stresses are not altered by friction forces typical of lubricated contact. Higher values of friction can result in surface shear reversal that exceeds the stresses at the depth of maximum shear reversal under rolling contact.

  15. Slow Roll Inflation: A Somehow Different Perspective

    Germani, Cristiano

    2011-01-01

    In this note we point out that, contrary to the standard point of view, slow roll inflation is due to high gravitational friction. We show that the requirement of slow roll coincides with the requirement of a flat scalar field potential in the case of minimally coupled scalar field. In this sense, the search for a successful inflationary theory may be more fruitful by shifting the focus on models with high gravitational friction. We review then a gravitational mechanism, the so called "Gravitationally Enhanced Friction" mechanism, such that high gravitational friction is dynamically generated during inflation allowing even steep (i.e. non-flat) scalar potential to inflate.

  16. A Granular Model of Rolling Grain Ripples

    Andersen, K H

    1999-01-01

    A simple model is presented for the formation of rolling grain ripples on a flat sand bed by the oscillatory flow from a surface wave. The model is related to physical parameters of the problem, and is solved for the equilibrium spacing and height of the ripples. Good agreement between the model and measurements of rolling grain ripples is demonstrated. It is found that the length of the ripples scale with the square-root of the non-dimensional shear stress on a flat bed.

  17. Hot rolling of intermetallics FeAl phase based alloys

    G. Niewielski

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The one of major problem restricting universal employment of intermetallic phase base alloy istheir low plasticity which leads to hampering their development as construction materials. The following workconcentrates on possibilities to form through rolling process the alloys with various aluminium content.Design/methodology/approach: After casting and annealing, alloy specimens were subjected to axialsymmetriccompression at temperatures ranging from 900 to 1200°C at 10 s-1 strain rates. In order to analyse theprocesses which take place during deformation, the specimens after deformation were intensely cooled with water.Structural examination was carried out using light microscopy. The process was conducted on the K -350 quartorolling mill used for hot rolling of flat products. The process was conducted in some stages in at temperaturesranging from 1200-900°C:Findings: The research carried out enabled the understanding of the phenomena taking place during hot rolling ofthe investigated alloy. An alloy with 38%at. aluminium concentration can be plastically formed at a temperature of upto 900°C, which has been also confirmed in plastometric studies conducted in the form of hot compression tests.Research limitations/implications:Practical implications: The obtained sheets can be used as constructional elements working in complex stressfields, at a high temperature and corrosive environmentsOriginality/value: The tests have shown that it is possible to form the investigated alloys through rolling processingonly where shields are applied. Rolling of the alloys without shields led to the occurrence of a grid of cracks.

  18. Wear phenomena of spinning rolls for stone wool production

    A. Klimpel

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available 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. Predominant wear phenomena are high temperature erosion, molten basalt lava (molten salt corrosion, high temperature corrosion-oxidation, high temperature metal-ceramic abrasion wear, thermal fatigue of the working surface of spinning rolls.Research limitations/implications: The mechanisms of high temperature erosion demands further investigations and 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.

  19. Measurement of Normal and Friction Forces in a Rolling Process

    Henningsen, Poul; Arentoft, Mogens; Wanheim, Tarras

    2004-01-01

    the fric-tion conditions. To achieve this important informa-tion, measurements of the normal pressure and friction stresses in the deformation zone are re-quested. The direction of the friction stresses is changing during the rolling gap. At the entrance of the de-formation zone, the peripherical...... velocity of the roll is higher than for the incoming material, which causes frictional stresses at the material acting in the rolling direction. At the outlet of the rolling gap, the velocity of the deformed material exceeds the velocity of the roll, generating frictional stresses contrary to the direction...... of rolling. In a narrow area in the deformation zone, the velocity of the de-formed material is equal to the velocity of the rolls. This area or line is named “neutral line”. The posi-tion of the neutral line depends on friction, reduc-tion ratio, diameter of the rolls, and width of the sheet....

  20. Recrystallization behavior of cold-rolled Zr 702

    Li, M.H.; Ma, M. [Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China); Liu, W.C., E-mail: wcliu@ysu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China); Yang, F.Q. [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 177 Anderson Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 (United States)

    2013-02-15

    Highlights: ► The microstructure evolution of cold-rolled Zr 702 during annealing was studied. ► The recrystallization kinetics of cold rolled Zr 702 was determined. ► The JMAK exponent increased with increasing temperature and rolling reduction. ► The activation energy for recrystallization of cold-rolled sheets was obtained. -- Abstract: Using the hardness test, we determined the recrystallization kinetics of cold-rolled Zr 702. The rate of the recrystallization process increased with increasing annealing temperature and rolling reduction. The Johnson–Mehl–Avrami–Kolmogorov (JMAK) exponent obtained was less than 1, which also increased with increasing annealing temperature and rolling reduction. The activation energies for the recrystallization of the 38.9% and 71.0% cold-rolled sheets were 232 kJ/mol and 251 kJ/mol, respectively.

  1. Recrystallization behavior of cold-rolled Zr 702

    Highlights: ► The microstructure evolution of cold-rolled Zr 702 during annealing was studied. ► The recrystallization kinetics of cold rolled Zr 702 was determined. ► The JMAK exponent increased with increasing temperature and rolling reduction. ► The activation energy for recrystallization of cold-rolled sheets was obtained. -- Abstract: Using the hardness test, we determined the recrystallization kinetics of cold-rolled Zr 702. The rate of the recrystallization process increased with increasing annealing temperature and rolling reduction. The Johnson–Mehl–Avrami–Kolmogorov (JMAK) exponent obtained was less than 1, which also increased with increasing annealing temperature and rolling reduction. The activation energies for the recrystallization of the 38.9% and 71.0% cold-rolled sheets were 232 kJ/mol and 251 kJ/mol, respectively

  2. COMPARISON BETWEEN MODELS FOR CALCULATION OF INDUSTRIAL HOT ROLLING LOADS

    Antonio Augusto Gorni

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available An evaluation is made about the precision of hot strip rolling mill loads at the F1 stand calculated according to the theoretical models of Orowan, Sims, Alexander-Ford, Orowan-Pascoe, Ekelund and Tselikov in comparison to real values got for carbon-manganese steels. In the deterministic approach, without any fit of the calculated values to real data, Orowan, Sims and Alexander-Models show best levels of precision, as expected from the information got in the literature. However, in the semi-empirical approach, after a linear fit between calculated values and real data, Tselikov and Ekelund models show better adequacy to the industrial data, a fact that can be attributed to more significant errors occurring in the sub-models of temperature, tribology and hot strength than in the rolling load models. For its turn, neural network models show the best levels of precision which make very attractive the adoption of this approach.

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

    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.

  4. 40 CFR 467.20 - Applicability; description of the rolling with emulsions subcategory.

    2010-07-01

    ... rolling with emulsions subcategory. 467.20 Section 467.20 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL... Rolling With Emulsions Subcategory § 467.20 Applicability; description of the rolling with emulsions... the rolling with emulsions subcategory....

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

    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...

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

    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)

  7. Cosmological rolling solutions of nonlocal theories

    Calcagni, Gianluca

    2009-01-01

    We find cosmological solutions of a nonlocal scalar field equation with cubic or exponential potential. The former case corresponds to the lowest-level effective tachyon action of cubic string field theory. While the well-known Minkowski solution is wildly oscillating, due to Hubble friction its cosmological counterpart describes smooth rolling towards the local minimum of the potential.

  8. Rolling Friction on a Wheeled Laboratory Cart

    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

  9. Large Scale Evaluation fo Nickel Aluminide Rolls

    None

    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.

  10. Hot rolling of gamma titanium aluminide foil

    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 μm were fabricated via hot rolling of sheet in a can of proprietary design. The variation in gage of the rolled foils was ±15 μm except in very sporadic (local) areas, with variations of approximately 60 μm 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. Cosmological constraints on rapid roll inflation

    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

  12. 33 CFR 159.107 - Rolling test.

    2010-07-01

    ... MARINE SANITATION DEVICES Design, Construction, and Testing 159.107 Rolling test. (a) The device, with... cycles with the axis of rotation 4 feet from the centerline of the device, no more than 6 inches below the plane of the bottom of the device, and parallel to any tank baffles. The device must then...

  13. Vananemise ilu ehk restaureerimisarhitekti roll / Ove Hidemark

    Hidemark, Ove

    1997-01-01

    Restaureerimisarhitekti lesannetest - ta ei pea otsustama ksnes tehniliste ksimuste le, vaid arvestama ka sajandite vltel muutunud maitset, vana ksit erilist atmosfri, toetama ehitisse koondatud ajaloolist elamust, nhes selles aja ja muutumise tervikut ning inimke mju ja ajaloo snteesi. Artikkel "Att behrska ldrandets sknhet eller om restaureringsarkitektens roll" rootsi ajakirjast "Kulturmiljvrd", 1990, nr.4, lk.13-16

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

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

    Carlé, Jon Eggert

    . 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...... 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...... 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...

  16. 14 CFR 23.493 - Braked roll conditions.

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Braked roll conditions. 23.493 Section 23....493 Braked roll conditions. Under braked roll conditions, with the shock absorbers and tires in their... to the vertical reaction at the wheel multiplied by a coefficient of friction of 0.8 must be...

  17. Influence of the GZ calculation method on parametric roll prediction

    Vidic-Perunovic, Jelena

    Parametrically excited roll response in a container ship sailing in irregular head sea has been studied. Short-term predictions for roll have been made for a ship at a constant forward speed based on different hydrodynamic roll descriptions.The first order reliability method (FORM) has been used to...

  18. Development and Fabrication of Pineapple Rolled Tart Machine

    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.

  19. Development and Fabrication of Pineapple Rolled Tart Machine

    Azman Hamzah; Rosnah Shamsudin; Pua Ming Yee; Johari Endan

    2011-01-01

    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

  20. Wavelength Scanning Interferometery for large area roll to roll metrology applications in photovoltaic manufacturing environment

    Elrawemi, Mohamed; Blunt, Liam; Fleming, Leigh; Muhamedsalih, Hussam

    2014-01-01

    The wavelength scanning interferometer is currently being applied as a core metrology technology as part of the EU project NanoMend - Nanoscale Defect Detection, Cleaning and Repair for Large Area Substrates ?500 mm width. NanoMend Project aims to develop technologies that are able to detect and correct micro and nano-scale defects in roll-to-roll produced films in order to improve product performance, yield and lifetime.

  1. Patterned Immobilization of Antibodies within Roll-to-Roll Hot Embossed Polymeric Microfluidic Channels

    Feyssa, Belachew; Liedert, Christina; Kivimaki, Liisa; Johansson, Leena-Sisko; Jantunen, Heli; Hakalahti, Leena

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes a method for the patterned immobilization of capture antibodies into a microfluidic platform fabricated by roll-to-roll (R2R) hot embossing on poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). Covalent attachment of antibodies was achieved by two sequential inkjet printing steps. First, a polyethyleneimine (PEI) layer was deposited onto oxygen plasma activated PMMA foil and further cross-linked with glutaraldehyde (GA) to provide an amine-reactive aldehyde surface (PEI-GA). This step wa...

  2. High-rate, roll-to-roll nanomanufacturing of flexible systems

    Cooper, Khershed P.; Wachter, Ralph F.

    2012-10-01

    Since the National Nanotechnology Initiative was first announced in 2000, nanotechnology has developed an impressive catalog of nano-scale structures with building-blocks such as nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanorods, nanopillars, and quantum dots. Similarly, there are accompanying materials processes such as, atomic layer deposition, pulsed layer deposition, nanoprinting, nanoimprinting, transfer printing, nanolithography and nanopatterning. One of the challenges of nanomanufacturing is scaling up these processes reliably and affordably. Roll-to-roll manufacturing is a means for scaling up, for increasing throughput. It is high-speed production using a continuous, moving platform such as a web or a flexible substrate. The adoption of roll-to-roll to nanomanufacturing is novel. The goal is to build structures and devices with nano-scale features and specific functionality. The substrate could be a polymer, metal foil, silk, cloth or paper. The materials to build the structures and multi-level devices could be organic, inorganic or biological. Processing could be solution-based, e.g., ink-jet printing, or vacuum-based, e.g., chemical vapor deposition. Products could be electronics, optoelectronics, membranes, catalysts, microfluidics, lab-on-film, filters, etc. By this means, processing of large and conformal areas is achievable. High-throughput translates into low cost, which is the attraction of roll-to-roll nanomanufacturing. There are technical challenges requiring fundamental scientific advances in materials and process development and in manufacturing and system-integration where achieving nano-scale feature size, resolution and accuracy at high speeds can be major hurdles. We will give an overview of roll-to-roll nanomanufacturing with emphasis on the need to understand the material, process and system complexities, the need for instrumentation, measurement, and process control and describe the concept of cyber-enabled nanomanufacturing for reliable and predictable production.

  3. Investigation of surface layer on rolled recycled AA5050 in relation to Filiform Corrosion

    Premendra

    2007-01-01

    The presence of a heavily deformed surface layer (a few microns thick) on rolled aluminium alloy is understood to be one of the main reasons contributing to the Filiform Corrosion (FFC) susceptibility of the alloy. The surface layer is formed during the thermo-mechanical processing of the sheet metal, in the rolling mills. The surface layer characteristics are process dependent, i.e. depends on thermo-mechanical processing and the composition of the alloy in addition to post-production surfac...

  4. Multi-scale modelling of hot rolled dual phase steels for process design

    Suwanpinij, Piyada

    2012-01-01

    This thesis investigates and models the austenite to ferrite transformation in the hot rolling of two different dual phase steels. The investigation has been carried out in a deformation dilatometer as well as a 4-stand pilot rolling mill. Three different modelling approaches were employed to give different aspects of information and for different applications. Macroscopic kinetics model base on JMAK rate form gives simple overall kinetics information and indicates the appropriate process win...

  5. Coupled rolling motion: considering rolling friction in non-holonomic mechanics

    This paper enlarges an undergraduate student project in non-holonomic mechanics (Janova et al 2009 Eur. J. Phys. 30 1257-69) by considering rolling friction. In the original problem of coupled rolling motion, the agreement of theory and experiment was demonstrated for the initial part of motion with rolling friction being neglected. As expected, the reality is that rolling friction plays a decisive role during the whole experiment. Extending the correspondence of the model to reality by considering rolling friction, in this paper it is demonstrated that the model satisfactorily explains not only the initial part but also the whole period of the motion observed. Together with the original problem, this paper is an interesting demonstration of the influence of rolling friction and its physical modelling for undergraduate physics education. It also demonstrates that a relatively simple theoretical background can be used for describing realistic situations in mechanics and for explaining experimental results. Moreover, this paper itself can be used by physics teachers as an interesting project in theoretical mechanics that may be solved both separately from and as a follow-up project to Janova et al (2009).

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

    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

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

    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

  8. Producton method of hot-rolled sheets and plates of titanium alloys with intermittent rolling process

    A new method is proposed for the production of hot-rolled sheets and plates from titanium alloys involving interruption of the rolling process. The method makes it possible to improve the mechanical properties of rolled iron sheets. To improve the microstructure of sheets consisting of α-and (2α + 2β)-alloys the hot and warm rolling processes are combined with into one by cooling the stock followed by deformation according to conditions of the warm rolling process. A method is proposed involving two heating cycles followed by cooling to room temperature and then by heating the strip to the temperature corresponding to (α+β)-phase and rolling the metal to the required dimensions with the degree of shingling being not less 40%. A comparative metallographic analysis has shown that the microstructure of sheets of different thickness is characterized by the absence of streaks of well defined boundaries of β-grains and by the presence of uniformly dispersed mixture of (α+ β)-phase. The relative elongation has grown from 2 -10% to 6 - 12% with some increase in the strength of the metal. The developed method is recommended for the production of plates and thick sheets from various titanium alloys

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

    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. Edge sealing for low cost stability enhancement of roll-to-roll processed flexible polymer solar cell modules

    Tanenbaum, David M.; Dam, Henrik Friis; Rsch, R.; Jrgensen, Mikkel; Hoppe, Harald; Krebs, Frederik C

    2012-01-01

    Fully roll-to-roll processed polymer solar cell modules were prepared, characterized, and laminated. Cell modules were cut from the roll and matched pairs were selected, one module with exposed cut edges, the other laminated again with the same materials and adhesive sealing fully around the cut...

  11. 75 FR 16504 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil, Japan, and Russia

    2010-04-01

    ... (``Commerce'') issued an antidumping duty order on imports of hot- rolled steel from Japan (64 FR 34778... duty order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil (70 FR 30417, May 26, 2005), the antidumping duty orders on hot-rolled steel from Brazil and Japan (70 FR 30413, May 26, 2005), and the suspended investigation...

  12. High speed twin roll casting of 6016 strip

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

    2006-01-01

    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...

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

    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.

  14. Effects of rolling on laminar frictional resistance in tubes

    The laminar velocity distribution in tubes in rolling motion is obtained by properly simplifying the laminar flow equations. The method of for analyzing the effect of periodic pressure on laminar flow is partly adopted. The influence of initial velocity on the velocity in rolling motion fades away quickly, while the periodic pressure due to rolling motion controls the velocity variation gradually. The effects of several parameters on the velocity profile in the cross-section are investigated. The rolling radius and amplitude only affect the velocity in a specified proportion, and the velocity profile shape remains unchanged. The tube radius, rolling period and fluid viscosity not only affect the velocity peak, but also the profile shape. The tube radius and fluid viscosity could limit the effect of rolling motion on the flow. The laminar friction coefficient in rolling motion is also obtained. The laminar friction resistance and factor for two special cases are investigated.

  15. Rolling friction for hard cylinder and sphere on viscoelastic solid.

    Persson, B N J

    2010-12-01

    We calculate the friction force acting on a hard cylinder or spherical ball rolling on a flat surface of a viscoelastic solid. The rolling-friction coefficient depends non-linearly on the normal load and the rolling velocity. For a cylinder rolling on a viscoelastic solid characterized by a single relaxation time Hunter has obtained an exact result for the rolling friction, and our result is in very good agreement with his result for this limiting case. The theoretical results are also in good agreement with experiments of Greenwood and Tabor. We suggest that measurements of rolling friction over a wide range of rolling velocities and temperatures may constitute a useful way to determine the viscoelastic modulus of rubber-like materials. PMID:21107881

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

    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.

  17. Roll control resonance test vehicle (RCRTV) system postflight evaluation report

    Kryvoruka, J.K.

    1973-03-01

    This report presents the flight test results for a reentry vehicle spin-fin roll control system. The test vehicle, designated the Roll Control Resonance Test Vehicle, was flight tested on May 10, 1972, at the Sandia Laboratories Tonopah Test Range. The purpose of the flight were (1) to demonstrate and evaluate the capability of the control system to overcome a roll resonance flight instability and (2) to confirm the analytic predictions of system performance. The flight test vehicle had built-in asymmetries which, without roll control, would have caused a persistent roll resonance instability to occur. The test was successful in that all systems functioned properly and all program and flight test objectives were accomplished. Flight test data presented herein confirm analytic predictions and flight simulation methods. Results show that the system maintained roll rate control and prevented the roll resonance instability.

  18. Investigations upon the indefinite rolls quality assurance in multiple regression analysis

    The rolling rolls quality has been enhanced mainly due to the improvements of the chemical compositions of rolls materials. The realization of an optimal chemical composition can constitute a technical efficient mode to assure the exploitation properties, the material from which the rolling mills rolls are manufactured having a higher importance in this sense. This paper continues to present the scientifically results of our experimental research in the area of the rolling rolls. The basic research contains concrete elements of immediate practical utilities in the metallurgical enterprises, for the quality improvements of rolls, having in last as the aim the durability growth and the safety in exploitation. This paper presents an analysis of the chemical composition, the influences upon the mechanical properties of the indefinite cast iron rolls. We present some mathematical correlations and graphical interpretations between the hardness (on the working surface and on necks) and the chemical composition. Using the double and triple correlations which is really helpful in the foundry practice, as it allows us to determine variation boundaries for the chemical composition, in view the obtaining the optimal values of the hardness. We suggest a mathematical interpretation of the influence of the chemical composition over the hardness of these indefinite rolling rolls. In this sense we use the multiple regression analysis which can be an important statistical tool for the investigation of relationships between variables. The enunciation of some mathematically modeling results can be described through a number of multi-component equations determined for the spaces with 3 and 4 dimensions. Also, the regression surfaces, curves of levels and volumes of variations can be represented and interpreted by technologists considering these as correlation diagrams between the analyzed variables. In this sense, these researches results can be used in the engineers collectives of the foundries and the rolling mills sectors, for quality assurances of rolls as far back as phase of production, as well as in exploitation of these, what lead to, inevitably, to the quality assurance of produced laminates. (Author) 16 refs.

  19. Rotordynamic Influence on Rolling ELement Bearing Selection and Operation

    Queitzsch, Gilbert K., Jr.; Fleming, David P.

    2001-01-01

    Three case studies are presented that illustrate the importance of dynamic considerations in the design of machinery supported by rolling element bearings. The first case concerns a milling spindle that experienced internal rubs and high bearing loads, and required retrofit of an additional . damped bearing. The second case deals with a small high-speed generator that suffered high vibration due to flexible mounting. The third case is a propulsion fan simulator rig whose bearings failed catastrophically due to improper bearing installation (which resulted in inadequate dynamic bearing stiffness) and lack of health monitoring instrumentation.

  20. Calculation and Analysis of Temperature Distribution in Hot Rolling Strip

    Kaixiang Peng

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Modern steel grades require constant and reproducible production conditions both in the hot strip mill and in the cooling section to achieve constant material properties along the entire strip length and from strip to strip. Calculation of the temperature in final rolling process always utilizes factors such as the work piece's inner organizational structure, plastic deformation, and it's variations of properties and so on, also as well as the physical parameters such as gauge, shape, etc. In this paper, a finite element model is constructed for the temperature field in a rolling process. The temperature field of strip steel is modeled with a 3-D finite element analysis (FEA structure, simultaneously considering the distribution of the work roll temperature. Then the distribution of field is simulated numerically. From the model, the temperature contours can be obtained by analysis of the temperature distribution of contact area. At the same time, the distribution of temperature in any position at any time can be acquired. These efforts provide the reliable parameters for the later finishing temperature and shape control.  

  1. Numerical simulation of wear of basalt lava spinning rolls

    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.

  2. Contact conditions in skin-pass rolling

    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 contact conditions, i.e. an extended sticking region around the center of the contact zone. The calculated...... size of the sticking region with varying contact length and pressure/reduction is experimentally verified by plane strain upsetting tests measuring the local surface deformation of the work pieces after unloading....

  3. Slipping and Rolling on an Inclined Plane

    Aghamohammadi, Cina; 10.1088/0143-0807/32/4/017

    2011-01-01

    In the first part of the article using a direct calculation two-dimensional motion of a particle sliding on an inclined plane is investigated for general values of friction coefficient ($\\mu$). A parametric equation for the trajectory of the particle is also obtained. In the second part of the article the motion of a sphere on the inclined plane is studied. It is shown that the evolution equation for the contact point of a sliding sphere is similar to that of a point particle sliding on an inclined plane whose friction coefficient is $2/7}\\ \\mu$. If $\\mu> 2/7 \\tan\\theta$, for any arbitrary initial velocity and angular velocity the sphere will roll on the inclined plane after some finite time. In other cases, it will slip on the inclined plane. In the case of rolling center of the sphere moves on a parabola. Finally the velocity and angular velocity of the sphere are exactly computed.

  4. Slipping and rolling on an inclined plane

    In the first part of the paper, using a direct calculation two-dimensional motion of a particle sliding on an inclined plane is investigated for general values of friction coefficient (?). A parametric equation for the trajectory of the particle is also obtained. In the second part of the paper, the motion of a sphere on the inclined plane is studied. It is shown that the evolution equation for the contact point of a sliding sphere is similar to that of a point particle sliding on an inclined plane whose friction coefficient is 7/2 ?. If ? > 2/7 tan ?, for any arbitrary initial velocity and angular velocity, the sphere will roll on the inclined plane after some finite time. In other cases, it will slip on the inclined plane. In the case of rolling, the centre of the sphere moves on a parabola. Finally the velocity and angular velocity of the sphere are exactly computed.

  5. Dynamics and Stability of Rolling Viscoelastic Tires

    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.

  6. Boundary friction on molecular lubricants: rolling mode?

    A theoretical model is proposed for low-temperature friction between two smooth rigid solid surfaces separated by lubricant molecules, admitting their deformations and rotations. The appearance of different modes of energy dissipation (by 'rocking' or 'rolling' of lubricants) at slow relative displacement of the surfaces is shown to be accompanied by stick-and-slip features and reveals a nonmonotonic (mean) friction force vs external load

  7. Boundary Friction on Molecular Lubricants: Rolling Mode?

    Loktev, V M; Pogorelov, Yu.G.

    2003-01-01

    A theoretical model is proposed for low temperature friction between two smooth rigid solid surfaces separated by lubricant molecules, admitting their deformations and rotations. Appearance of different modes of energy dissipation (by ''rocking'' or ''rolling'' of lubricants) at slow relative displacement of the surfaces is shown to be accompanied by the stick-and-slip features and reveals a non-monotonic (mean) friction force {\\it vs} external load

  8. A Model of Active Roll Vehicle Suspension

    I. Čech

    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.

  9. A Model of Active Roll Vehicle Suspension

    I. Čech

    2010-01-01

    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.

  10. Rolling Bearing Life Prediction, Theory, and Application

    Zaretsky, Erwin V.

    2013-01-01

    A tutorial is presented outlining the evolution, theory, and application of rolling-element bearing life prediction from that of A. Palmgren, 1924; W. Weibull, 1939; G. Lundberg and A. Palmgren, 1947 and 1952; E. Ioannides and T. Harris, 1985; and E. Zaretsky, 1987. Comparisons are made between these life models. The Ioannides-Harris model without a fatigue limit is identical to the Lundberg-Palmgren model. The Weibull model is similar to that of Zaretsky if the exponents are chosen to be identical. Both the load-life and Hertz stress-life relations of Weibull, Lundberg and Palmgren, and Ioannides and Harris reflect a strong dependence on the Weibull slope. The Zaretsky model decouples the dependence of the critical shear stress-life relation from the Weibull slope. This results in a nominal variation of the Hertz stress-life exponent. For 9th- and 8th-power Hertz stress-life exponents for ball and roller bearings, respectively, the Lundberg- Palmgren model best predicts life. However, for 12th- and 10th-power relations reflected by modern bearing steels, the Zaretsky model based on the Weibull equation is superior. Under the range of stresses examined, the use of a fatigue limit would suggest that (for most operating conditions under which a rolling-element bearing will operate) the bearing will not fail from classical rolling-element fatigue. Realistically, this is not the case. The use of a fatigue limit will significantly overpredict life over a range of normal operating Hertz stresses. Since the predicted lives of rolling-element bearings are high, the problem can become one of undersizing a bearing for a particular application.

  11. Rolling circle amplification of metazoan mitochondrialgenomes

    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.

  12. Roll up nanowire battery from silicon chips

    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...

  13. Vibration Analysis of Rolling Element Bearings Defects

    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.

  14. ANALYSIS OF HEAT TRANSFER OF WORK ROLL COOLING IN HOT ROLLING

    Marcio Rodrigo Solimani

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The roll cooling in Hot Rolling of flats directly affects two fundamental characteristics of the rolls:.the durability due to surface degradation. The other is the thermal expansion, which affects the shape and dimensions of the strip. Cooling is done by water jets that need to be properly adjusted. The determination of heat transfer coefficients is essential to optimize the process and thus increase its durability and quality of the strip. Results of experimental and numerical effects of cooling using a water jet fan-shaped on a prototype roll at temperatures between 50C and 350C are performed. Water pressure, nozzle type and the position along the length of the fan-shaped (center and edge influence the efficiency of roll cooling. The maximum value found in the coefficient of heat transfer was 6.0 kW/m2C, and a 14.3% difference between the center and end of the jet fan-shaped is observed.

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

    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.

  16. Rolling friction—models and experiment. An undergraduate student project

    In this paper the rolling friction (rolling resistance) model is studied theoretically and experimentally in undergraduate level fundamental general physics courses. Rolling motions of a cylinder along horizontal or inclined planes are studied by simple experiments, measuring deformations of the underlay or of the rolling body. The rolling of a hard cylinder on a soft underlay as well as of a soft cylinder on a hard underlay is studied. The experimental data are treated by the open source software Tracker, appropriate for use at the undergraduate level of physics. Interpretation of results is based on elementary considerations comprehensible to university students—beginners. It appears that the commonly accepted model of rolling resistance based on the idea of a warp (little bulge) on the underlay in front of the rolling body does not correspond with experimental results even for the soft underlay and hard rolling body. The alternative model of the rolling resistance is suggested in agreement with experiment and the corresponding concept of the rolling resistance coefficient is presented. In addition to the obtained results we can conclude that the project can be used as a task for students in practical exercises of fundamental general physics undergraduate courses. Projects of similar type effectively contribute to the development of the physical thinking of students. (paper)

  17. Rolls-Royce digital Rod Control System

    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)

  18. A roll-to-roll welding process for planarized silver nanowire electrodes.

    Lee, Seong Jun; Kim, Young-Hoon; Kim, Jung Kyu; Baik, Hionsuck; Park, Jae Hoon; Lee, Jaeki; Nam, Jaewook; Park, Jong Hyeok; Lee, Tae-Woo; Yi, Gi-Ra; Cho, Jeong Ho

    2014-10-21

    We demonstrate continuous roll-to-roll production of highly conductive silver network films on a plastic substrate via mechanical and chemical welding processes. This process included three essential steps: (i) solvent spraying, (ii) roll compression, and (iii) salt treatment and washing. The sheet resistance of the resulting AgNW film was 5 ? sq(-1) at 92% transmittance, which was the lowest sheet resistance and the highest transparency among the values reported previously for solution-processed AgNW electrodes. Moreover, the strong contacts among the AgNWs dramatically enhanced the mechanical stability of the network film. The resulting AgNW film was successfully applied to various organic electronic devices, such as organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), and organic solar cells (OSCs). PMID:25169643

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

    Krebs, Frederik C; Tromholt, Thomas; Jørgensen, Mikkel

    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...... 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...... 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...

  20. Roll Rotation Cues Influence Roll Tilt Perception Assayed Using a Somatosensory Technique

    Park, Sukyung; Gianna-Poulin, Claire; Black, F Owen; Wood, Scott; Merfeld, Daniel M.

    2006-01-01

    We investigated how the nervous system processes ambiguous cues from the otolith organs by measuring roll tilt perception elicited by two motion paradigms. In one paradigm (tilt), eight subjects were sinusoidally tilted in roll with the axis of rotation near ear level. Stimulus frequencies ranged from 0.005 to 0.7 Hz, and the peak amplitude of tilt was 20°. During this paradigm, subjects experienced a sinusoidal variation of interaural gravitational force with a peak of 0.34 g. The second mot...

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

    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 po...... 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...

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

    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

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

    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.

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

    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)

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

    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.

  6. A review on hot direct rolling of hsla steel

    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)

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

    Nielsen, Kim Lau

    2015-01-01

    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......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...... 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...

  8. Rolling test of turbine generator by non-nuclear steam

    The object and procedure of rolling turbine generator test by non-nuclear steam in Qinshan NPP are presented. The steam source of rolling test is compared and chosen. The steam quantity during the rolling test is simply calculated. The limits of parameters of the test and the preparing for rolling of turbine generator are introduced. Procedures of rolling test are divided into three stage of speed: 600 r/min, 1200 r/min, 3000 r/min. Parameters measured as a result of rolling test, such as absolute vibration of axle, metal temperature of bearings, temperature of oil from the exit of bearings and vacuity of condenser etc, show that the design, manufacture, installation and speed control of turbine generator are satisfactory

  9. Semisolid strip casting using a vertical type twin roll caster

    Haga, T. [Osaka Inst. of Tech., Osaka (Japan); Takahashi, K. [Graduate School of Osaka, Inst. of Tech., Osaka (Japan); Watari, H. [Oyama National Coll. of Technology (Japan)

    2003-07-01

    Semisolid strip casting of A356 alloy was tried using a vertical type twin roll caster equipped with a nozzle and a cooling slope. Molten metal was poured on the cooling slope and the molten metal became semisolid slurry. Solidification rate of the semisolid slurry was lower than 5%. Low solidification rate roll casting was carried out. Roll speed was from 60 m/min to 180 m/min. Strip thickness, which was thinner than 3 mm, could be cast. Microstructure was not columnar but equiaxed structure. Eutectic Si became very fine and globular. Ductility of the strip after homogenization was enough for cold rolling. The strip could be cold rolled until 0.5 mm. Mechanical properties were investigated after homogenization, cold rolling and T6 heat treatment. The elongation was improved and better than 15%. The strip, that thickness was 0.5 mm and was annealed, was not broken after 180 degrees bending. (orig.)

  10. The Theory and Technique of Yamuna Body Rolling

    Suzuki, Satoshi

    2013-01-01

    [Purpose] This paper provides information about the theory and technique of Yamuna Body Rolling. In order to treat physical problems, using the specialized Yamuna Body Rolling balls, people can target superficial skin, fasciae, muscle fibers, tendons, ligaments, bones, internal organs, and the nervous system by themselves. The extraordinary effect of Yamuna Body Rolling is its multidimensional elongation of muscle fibers. In addition to the regular longitudinal elongation by the conventional ...

  11. Models of frictional resistance for circular tubes in rolling motion

    The forces affected on the laminar and turbulent flows in rolling motion were analyzed. The flowing models of laminar and turbulent flows were established on the basis of Navier-Stokes equation. The correlations of velocity and frictional resistance coefficient of laminar and turbulent flows in rolling motion were derived. The influence mechanism of rolling motion on the flowing characteristics of these flows was also investigated. The theoretical models were validated with experimental results. The theoretical results are consistent with experimental results. (authors)

  12. THEORETICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF STRAW PARTICLES MOTION WHEN LEVELING HAY ROLLS

    Teterin V. S.

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available One can see some density irregularity within the roll in the baler with a chamber of constant volume. We have found out that the maximum density of hay roll width (the baler width is observed in the middle part. This is due to the shape of the hay roll entering the baler. To even the hay rolls they have mounted some rotating disks having some inclined spring pins above the baler. To improve the roller distribution the disks above the baler have been pushed forward forming a tapering gap. The evening discs rotating above the moving roll will cause some relative motion of hay particles. The interaction of the evening disks with the hay roll in the vertical plane will be determined by the elasticity of the hay roll and the weight of the frame with the disks. We have studied the trajectories of hay particles motion with the help of MathCad program. We have had the following initial parameters: the degree of compaction (decrease of the roll height when evening, the friction coefficient, the angle rate of the evening disks, the number of pins and the speed of the hay roll. As a result we have got the trajectories of the hay particles motion when the evening disks functioning. The analysis of the trajectories has allowed to establish some basic parameters of the evening device such as the distance of 0.150.2 m between the pins; the degree of compression while evening 20...25 %, the angle rate of the evening discs 23...30 rad / s and the diameter of the evening disc 0.74 m. The application of the evening device in the form of the disks with pins provides a uniform distribution of hay particles edgewise of the baler ensuring preliminary hay roll seal press before passing to the baler pressure chamber that contributes to getting the rolls with larger mass and a uniform distribution of hay density inside the roll

  13. Advanced hot rolling strategies for IF and TRIP steels:

    Elsner, A

    2005-01-01

    Steel producers are forced to reduce the production cost on the one hand and increase the performances of the products on the other hand, to maintain or even increase their market share. A likely method to save on production costs is to cut down the rather long production chain for conventional cold rolled strip, and to substitute certain cold rolled steel grades by hot rolled steel. Certainly this can rarely be achieved for exposed parts, requiring a perfect surface finish, whereas for unexp...

  14. Parametric Roll Resonance Monitoring using Signal-based Detection

    Galeazzi, Roberto; Blanke, Mogens; Falkenberg, Thomas; Poulsen, Niels Kjølstad; Violaris, Nicos; 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 signal-based detection algorithms to analyse logged motion data from a container vessel (2800~TEU) and a large car and truck carrier (LCT...

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

    Haga, T; H. Inui; Sakaguchi, H.(Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan); 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...

  16. Effect of rolling reduction on the development of rolling and recrystallization textures in Al-Mg alloys

    Endou, S.; Inagaki, H. [Shonan Inst. of Tech., Fujisawashi (Japan)

    2002-07-01

    In order to investigate the effect of Mg content on the development of the rolling textures in Al pure Al, Al-3% Mg alloy and Al-5% Mg alloy were cold rolled by varying rolling reductions up to 97%. Their rolling textures were investigated by the orientation distribution function analysis. The extent of work hardening introduced by cold rolling was estimated by the hardness measurements. It was found that, at all rolling reductions, the main orientations of the rolling textures depended strongly on the Mg content. In pure Al, {l_brace}123{r_brace} left angle 634 right angle was always the main orientation, whereas {l_brace}112{r_brace} left angle 111 right angle was most strong in the Al-3%Mg alloy. In the Al-5% Mg alloy, the development of both {l_brace}123{r_brace} left angle 634 right angle and {l_brace}112{r_brace} left angle 111 right angle were strongly suppressed, whereas {l_brace}110{r_brace} left angle 112 right angle developed remarkably. In pure Al, most of the texture development occurred at the later half of work hardening, i.e. at rolling reductions above 70%. With increasing Mg content, rolling texture tended to develop already at lower rolling reductions. Dynamic recovery, which occurred at very high rolling reductions, suppressed the development of the rolling textures. All these results strongly suggested that the formation of dislocation cell structures and shear banding are origins of the formation of these rolling textures. On annealing these specimens at 450 C for 30 min, recrystallization textures developed only in specimens having strong rolling textures, i. e. in the specimens cold rolled more than 70%. {l_brace}100{r_brace} left angle 001 right angle developed only in pure Al and in the Al-3% Mg ally, in which {l_brace}123{r_brace} left angle 634 right angle and {l_brace}112{r_brace} left angle 111 right angle were strong in the rolling textures. Recrystallization textures of the Al-5% Mg alloy was wather random. Its main orientation, {l_brace}103{r_brace} left angle 321 right angle developed most remarkably at the 90% rolling reduction. (orig.)

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

    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.

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

    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)

  19. FACTOR ANALYSIS OF THE ROLLING PROCESS TECHNOLOGY (part 1

    A. N. Chichko

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The mathematical model of multidimensional regression analysis is presented. Its practical application for rolling production is examined. The algorithm of special characteristics determination is developed.

  20. Annuitants Added to the Annuity Roll Processing System (ARPS)

    Office of Personnel Management — Small table showing the total Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Annuitants added to the Annuity Roll Processing...

  1. Arvuti roll elementaarmatemaatika ppimisel ja petamisel / Margo Kikas

    Kikas, Margo, 1974-

    1998-01-01

    Juuni algul toimus TP-s kolmepevane kursus "Arvuti roll elementaarmatemaatika ppimisel ja petamisel", kus phiesinejaks oli The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies (Taani) ppejud Viggo Sadolin

  2. TECHNICAL NOTE: Multiple-degrees-of-freedom electroelastomer roll actuators

    Pei, Qibing; Rosenthal, Marcus; Stanford, Scott; Prahlad, Harsha; Pelrine, Ron

    2004-10-01

    Electroelastomers (electroactive elastomers) such as the 3M VHB 4910 acrylic adhesive films have exhibited up to 380% strain in area expansion at 5 6 kV when they are highly prestrained. By rolling highly prestrained electroelastomer films around a compression spring, we have demonstrated multifunctional electroelastomer rolls (MERs, or spring rolls) that combine load bearing, actuation, and sensing functions. We extended the design to two-degree-of-freedom (2-DOF) and 3-DOF spring rolls by patterning the electrodes to align radially on two and four circumferential spans of the rolls, respectively. Multiple-DOF spring rolls retain the linear actuation of 1-DOF spring rolls with additional bending actuation. Mathematical equations are derived to correlate the bending angle and lateral force of the rolls with the actuated stroke in one of the electroded spans. Two-DOF spring rolls with a 1.4 cm outside diameter, 6.8 cm axial length, and 11 g weight have been fabricated; these rolls have a 90° maximum actuation bending angle, 0.7 N maximum lateral force, and up to 15 N blocked axial force. Three-DOF spring rolls with a 2.3 cm outside diameter, 9.0 cm axial length, and 29 g weight exhibit a 35° maximum bending angle and 1.0 N maximum lateral force. These specifications can be modified by variations in roll parameters according to the equations. Multi-DOF spring rolls are easy to fabricate, compact, multifunctional, and mechanically robust. They represent a radically new actuation technology and may enable a number of unique applications. We have demonstrated a small walking robot, MERbot, with one 2-DOF spring roll as each of its six legs. The robot's speed is as high as 13.6 cm s-1 or two-thirds of its length per second. 'Sushi rolls' have also been fabricated: these consist of six 2-DOF springs connected in series and monolithic in structure. The sushi rolls can be driven so as to generate wavelike or serpentine motion.

  3. Recrystallization behavior of cold-rolled Zr 702

    Li, M. H.; Ma, M.; Liu, W. C.; Yang, F. Q.

    2013-02-01

    Using the hardness test, we determined the recrystallization kinetics of cold-rolled Zr 702. The rate of the recrystallization process increased with increasing annealing temperature and rolling reduction. The Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov (JMAK) exponent obtained was less than 1, which also increased with increasing annealing temperature and rolling reduction. The activation energies for the recrystallization of the 38.9% and 71.0% cold-rolled sheets were 232 kJ/mol and 251 kJ/mol, respectively.

  4. Corrosion behaviour of different hot rolled steels

    Perez, F. J.; Martinez, L; Hierro, M.P.; Gomez, C.; Portela, A. L.; Pucci, G. N.; 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...

  5. Equity valuation : Rolls-Royce PLC

    Fonseca, Mafalda Filipa Sousa

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate Rolls-Royce PLC. In order to do so, two valuation methodologies will be presented. The first one regards the Discount Cash Flow WACC methodology, where each sector of the company is valued. By doing so, it is possible to reach a price per share of 1369 pence. Therefore, when using this methodology, the company is presented as a buying opportunity (the market yields a price of 1112 pence.) The second valuation presented and which is introduced ...

  6. Bayesian Soft Sensing in Cold Sheet Rolling

    Dedecius, Kamil; Jirsa, Ladislav

    Praha : ÚTIA AV ČR, v.v.i, 2010. s. 45-45. [6th International Workshop on Data–Algorithms–Decision Making. 2.12.2010-4.12.2010, Jindřichův 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

  7. Finite Element Simulation of Roll Forming

    Hellborg, Simon

    2007-01-01

    A finite element model has been developed to simulate the forming of a channel section profile with the roll forming method. The model has been optimized to experimental results with respect to strains at the edge of the sheet and spring back of the sides of the profile. Finite element models with a coarse mesh have been compared to models with a finer mesh. The models with to fine mesh become instable and a model with a rather coarse mesh was finally chosen. Both the models with shell elemen...

  8. Twinning, dynamic recovery and recrystallization in the hot rolling process of twin-roll cast AZ31B alloy

    Highlights: → Two different types of twinning, {101-bar 2} and {101-bar 1}, occurred in the rolling process, and {101-bar 1} twins tended to be preferred sites for recrystallization. → DRV and discontinuous recrystallization dominated at moderate strain in the rolling process. → Non-basal slip was homogeneously activated at even larger strains and continuous DRX readily took place on the basis of cellular structures. - Abstract: Hot-rolling experiments with a reduction from 10% to 60% in single pass were conducted on AZ31B twin-roll cast sheets. Optical microscope (OM), electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) tests and transmission electron microscope (TEM) were used to investigate twinning and DRV/DRX behaviors at different stage in the hot-rolling process. Two types of twinning occurred in the initial stage of hot-rolling process. DRV and discontinuous recrystallization dominated at moderate strain while continuous DRX took place homogeneously throughout original grains at the largest strains.

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

    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.

  10. Register Control of Roll-to-Roll Printing System Based on Statistical Approach

    Kim, Chung Hwan; You, Ha-Il; Jo, Jeongdai

    2013-05-01

    One of the most important requirements when using roll-to-roll printing equipment for multilayer printing is register control. Because multilayer printing requires a printing accuracy of several microns to several tens of microns, depending on the devices and their sizes, precise register control is required. In general, the register errors vary with time, even for one revolution of the plate cylinder. Therefore, more information about the register errors in one revolution of the plate cylinder is required for more precise register control, which is achieved by using multiple register marks in a single revolution of the plate cylinder. By using a larger number of register marks, we can define the value of the register error as a statistical value rather than a single one. The register errors measured from an actual roll-to-roll printing system consist of a linearly varying term, a static offset term, and small fluctuations. The register errors resulting from the linearly varying term and the offset term are compensated for by the velocity and phase control of the plate cylinders, based on the calculated slope and offset of the register errors, which are obtained by the curve-fitting of the data set of register errors. We show that even with the slope and offset compensation of the register errors, a register control performance of within 20 m can be achieved.

  11. Self-Aligned Metal Electrodes in Fully Roll-to-Roll Processed Organic Transistors

    Marja Vilkman

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We demonstrate the production of organic bottom gate transistors with self-aligned electrodes, using only continuous roll-to-roll (R2R techniques. The self-alignment allows accurate <5 µm layer-to-layer registration, which is usually a challenge in high-speed R2R environments as the standard registration methods are limited to the millimeter range—or, at best, to tens of µm if online cameras and automatic web control are utilized. The improved registration enables minimizing the overlap between the source/drain electrodes and the gate electrode, which is essential for minimizing the parasitic capacitance. The complete process is a combination of several techniques, including evaporation, reverse gravure, flexography, lift-off, UV exposure and development methods—all transferred to a continuous R2R pilot line. Altogether, approximately 80 meters of devices consisting of thousands of transistors were manufactured in a roll-to-roll fashion. Finally, a cost analysis is presented in order to ascertain the main costs and to predict whether the process would be feasible for the industrial production of organic transistors.

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

    Krebs, Frederik C; Tromholt, Thomas; Jrgensen, Mikkel

    2010-06-01

    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 euro m(-2) and an electricity cost of 8.1 euro 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 euro 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. PMID:20648282

  13. Roll-to-roll printed silver nanowires for increased stability of flexible ITO-free organic solar cell modules

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

    2016-01-01

    We report the use of roll-to-roll printed silver nanowire networks as front electrodes for fully roll-to-roll processed flexible indium-tin-oxide (ITO) free OPV modules. We prepared devices with two types of back electrodes, a simple PEDOT:PSS back electrode and a PEDOT:PSS back electrode with a...... printed silver grid in order to simultaneously explore the influence of the back electrode structure on the operational stability of the modules that did not include any UV-protection. We subjected the devices to stability testing under a number of protocols recommended by the international summit on OPV...

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

    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; Lemaıtre, 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, slot-die coating, X-ray scattering, electrical testing and UV-lamination. Their combination enables the...

  15. Curious terminal turn of rolling rings

    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.

  16. Time-symmetric rolling tachyon profile

    Longton, Matheson

    2015-09-01

    We investigate the tachyon profile of a time-symmetric rolling tachyon solution to open string field theory. We algebraically construct the solution of [1] at 6th order in the marginal parameter, and numerically evaluate the corresponding tachyon profile as well as the action and several correlation functions containing the equation of motion. We find that the marginal operator's singular self-OPE is properly regularized and all quantities we examine are finite. In contrast to the widely studied time-asymmetric case, the solution depends nontrivially on the strength of the deformation parameter. For example, we find that the number and period of oscillations of the tachyon field changes as the strength of the marginal deformation is increased. We use the recent renormalization scheme of [2], which contains two free parameters. At finite deformation parameter the tachyon profile depends on these parameters, while when the deformation parameter is small, the solution becomes insensitive to them and behaves like previously studied time-asymmetric rolling tachyon solutions. We also show that convergence of perturbation series is not as straightforward as in the time-asymmetric case with regular OPE, and find evidence that it may depend on the renormalization constants.

  17. Progress in cold roll bonding of metals

    Layered composite materials have become an increasingly interesting topic in industrial development. Cold roll bonding (CRB), as a solid phase method of bonding same or different metals by rolling at room temperature, has been widely used in manufacturing large layered composite sheets and foils. In this paper, we provide a brief overview of a technology using layered composite materials produced by CRB and discuss the suitability of this technology in the fabrication of layered composite materials. The effects of process parameters on bonding, mainly including process and surface preparation conditions, have been analyzed. Bonding between two sheets can be realized when deformation reduction reaches a threshold value. However, it is essential to remove surface contamination layers to produce a satisfactory bond in CRB. It has been suggested that the degreasing and then scratch brushing of surfaces create a strong bonding between the layers. Bonding mechanisms, in which the film theory is expressed as the major mechanism in CRB, as well as bonding theoretical models, have also been reviewed. It has also been showed that it is easy for fcc structure metals to bond compared with bcc and hcp structure metals. In addition, hardness on bonding same metals plays an important part in CRB. Applications of composites produced by CRB in industrial fields are briefly reviewed and possible developments of CRB in the future are also described. Corrections were made to the abstract and conclusion of this article on 18 June 2008. The corrected electronic version is identical to the print version. (topical review)

  18. Advanced cold rolled steels for automotive applications

    Hofmann, Harald; Mattissen, Dorothea; Schaumann, Thomas Wilhelm [ThyssenKrupp Steel AG, Center of Materials Excellence, Dortmund (Germany)

    2009-01-15

    Advanced high-strength steels offer a great potential for the further development of automobile bodies-in-white due to their combined mechanical properties of high formability and strength. They represent the first choice in material selection for strength and crash-relevant parts with challenging geometries. The intensive development of multiphase steels by ThyssenKrupp Steel has led to hot dip galvanizing concepts with an outstanding forming potential. Hot rolled, hot dip galvanized complex-phase steels are currently produced in addition to cold rolled dual phase (DP) and retained austenite (RA) or transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) steels. New continuously annealed grades of steel are being developed with tensile strength levels of up to 1000 MPa in combination with sufficient ductility for the high demands of structural automobile components. These steels make use of the classic advantages of microalloying as well as the principles of DP steels and RA / TRIP steels. Further improvement of properties will be reached by the new class of high manganese alloyed steels. (orig.)

  19. Zentrale Rolle des Hausarztes bei der Diabetesprvention

    Sarnighausen HE

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Kurzfassung: Im Leitfaden ?Prvention Diabetes mellitus Typ 2? des ?Nationalen Aktionsforums Diabetes mellitus? (NAFDM spielt der Arzt (Hausarzt bei der Rekrutierung und Fhrung der noch nicht erkrankten ?Kunden? mit erhhtem Risiko fr die Entwicklung eines Typ-2-Diabetes, welches anhand des ?FindRisk-Bogens? (www.diabetesrisiko. de ermittelt werden kann, eine untergeordnete Rolle. Die Ursache hierfr liegt im Wesentlichen darin, dass nach Ansicht der beteiligten Gesellschaften der Hausarzt im Bereich der Kuration von Krankheiten ttig ist und nicht fr prventive Aufgaben im Bereich des Gesundheitswesens ausgebildet wurde. Die ?Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Allgemein- und Familienmedizin? hat ihre Mitwirkung aus diesem Grund versagt. Um die Umsetzung des ?Leitfadens Prvention Diabetes mellitus Typ 2? zu initiieren und voranzutreiben, ist eine nderung in der Prozessstruktur zu diskutieren, in der der Arzt (Hausarzt eine zentrale Rolle einnimmt. Hiermit soll erreicht werden, dass Diabetesprvention zu einer Kernaufgabe hausrztlicher Ttigkeit wird, da der Hausarzt seit Langem Erfahrungen in der Prvention von Stoffwechsel- und Geferkrankungen (Gesundheitscheck 35 und Krebserkrankungen (Krebsvorsorgeuntersuchung hat.

  20. Wear of rolling element bearings in sodium

    Rolling element bearings and related mechanisms are attractive for service in liquid sodium but it is not clear what minimum wear rate can be anticipated. For axially loaded angular contact bearings rotation is incompatible with pure rolling on both races and wear arises from the resulting ball spin. The initial pressure distributions and sizes of the contact ellipses can be calculated but will change with bearing wear. However, the most effective distribution for producing wear would be for the full loads to be borne on the tips of the contact areas, whose maximum length is given by examination of the race wear tracks. A calculation on such a basis should set a lower limit for the wear coefficient. Both the torque and instantaneous wear rate of a bearing will be similar functions of the integral over the contact areas of the product of contact pressure and radius from the ball spin axis. A better estimate of wear coefficient should be obtained by relating the average torque, the average wear, the initial torque and the initial wear where the conditions are known. Analysis of tests in sodium at 4000C of high speed steel and Stellite bearings by these methods indicates specific wear rates of the order of 10-15m3/N-m, not unduly out of line with the range of values found in conventional sliding tests

  1. Precision instrumentation for rolling element bearing characterization.

    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

  2. Precision instrumentation for rolling element bearing characterization

    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

  3. Finite-element Mathematical Modeling of Combined Processes of Hot Rolling and Plastic Bending

    Salganik, V.; Pesin, A.

    2004-06-01

    Finite-element viscoplastic mathematical model of combined process of asymmetrical rolling and plastic sheet bending has been created. Modeling of a new technology and its further introduction for a plate mill made it possible to have new expensive production — large-size bodies of revolution in the form of cylinders and cones.

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

    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.

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

    Antonio Augusto Gorni; Marcos Roberto Soares da Silva

    2015-01-01

    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 ...

  6. THE STUDY OF SCALE FORMATION ON HOT ROLLED INGOTS AND BILLETS

    GHEORGHE VLAICU

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available During the heating for rolling, ingots and billets are affected by the chemical action of the heating atmosphere. Between the heating environment elements and steel components there are taking place chemical reactions initiated at the separation surface that may affect a layer in metal of about a few microns to a few millimeters. The thickness of the affected layer is a function of the environment nature, heated material composition, chemical reactions type and kinetics, heating rate and temperature. The aim of this paper is to correlate the oxidation and the decarburization processes during the heating of ingots and billets for rolling. The study was made on ingots and billets rolled at the breakdown mill of the Special Steel Complex, Physics Laboratories from MECHEL Targoviste, Romania. The scope of the study is the analysis of the scale obtained from the rolling mill train in order to obtain specific information that will be used in adjusting the rolling parameters for diminishing the oxidation and decarburization and for recycling the scale in electric furnaces.

  7. 40 CFR 426.30 - Applicability; description of the rolled glass manufacturing subcategory.

    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...

  8. Politics Revisited: Metatextual Implications of Rock and Roll Criticism.

    McDonald, James R.

    1988-01-01

    By viewing rock lyrics as a vehicle that demands a sociopolitical response, rock and roll critics place in the hands of rock artists a responsibility that is not warranted. Particularly with regard to political messages, rock and roll should be viewed from a more individualized perspective. (BJV)

  9. Effects of Foam Rolling on Vertical Jump Performance

    Andrew Jones

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Foam rolling is a popular activity utilized by strength and conditioning coaches as it is believed to increase muscle length and break up fibrous adhesions located in connective tissue. However, there is little research investigating the effects of foam rolling on athletic performance. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of lower body foam rolling on vertical jump performance. Methods: Twenty males (age 24.05 ± 2.02 years; height 177.43 ± 6.31 cm; mass 81.41 ± 8.76 kg volunteered to participate. Subjects completed three days of testing, separated by at least twenty-four hours. Day one consisted of baseline vertical jumps on a force plate, followed by familiarization with foam rolling and control protocols. Subjects returned on days two and three and performed 30-second bouts of lower body foam rolling or mimicked foam rolling movements on a skateboard followed by vertical jumps on a force plate. The highest jump from each day was used for statistical analyses. Results: Repeated measures ANOVAs revealed no significant differences in Jump height, impulse, relative ground reaction force, or take-off velocity between conditions. Conclusion: 30-second bouts of lower body foam rolling do not improve vertical jump performance.Keywords: Dynamic Warm-Up, Foam Rolling, Vertical Jump

  10. Troll, a Language for specifying Dice-rolls

    Mogensen, Torben Ægidius

    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....

  11. Kalium kanalers rolle i inflammation i Colitis Ulcerosa

    Hansen, Lars Koch

    2011-01-01

    Gennemgang af T-cellers kalium kanaler og deres mulige rolle i Colitis Ulcerosa. Artiklen skrevet til Den danske Colitis-Crohn Forenings Medlemsblad.......Gennemgang af T-cellers kalium kanaler og deres mulige rolle i Colitis Ulcerosa. Artiklen skrevet til Den danske Colitis-Crohn Forenings Medlemsblad....

  12. Unsteady Aerodynamics of ``Roll-Tacking'' in Olympic Class Sailboats

    Schutt, Riley; Williamson, Chk

    2015-11-01

    When tacking a sailboat (turning a boat through the wind during upwind sailing), racers employ a ``roll-tacking'' technique. During a roll-tack, sailors use body weight movements to roll the boat through extreme angles of heel. This contrasts with a flat-tack, where the boat remains upright throughout the turn. The dynamic heeling motion of a roll-tack causes the sail to vigorously sweep through the air, resulting in large-scale vortex shedding and increased propulsion. In this research, we use a characteristic roll-tack motion derived from on-the-water data. On-the-water data is collected from a full-scale Olympic racing boat sailed by a national champion in the Laser sailboat class. Using this data, we run a series of representative experiments in the laboratory. Two dimensional flexible sail extrusions are built using rapid-prototyping and are tested in a three degree-of-freedom (X, Y, and theta) towing tank. Particle Image Velocimetry and force measurements are used to compare vortex dynamics and propulsive forces generated by roll-tacks versus flat-tacks. An increase in thrust observed during roll-tack tests agrees with on-the-water experiments, which show a racing advantage greater than one boatlength when a roll-tack is performed relative to a flat tack.

  13. High speed twin roll casters for aluminum alloy strips

    Haga, T. [Osaka Inst. of Tech. (Japan); Suzuki, S. [Technical Univ. Berlin (Germany)

    2002-07-01

    Two kinds of twin roll caster for aluminum alloys were devised in the present study. Vertical type was adopted. The strip, which was thinner than 3 mm, could be cast at speeds higher than 60 m/min. Aluminum alloy, which freezing zone is very wide like A5182, could be cast using the twin roll caster of the present study at speeds up to 150 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. 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. A5182 strip, which had equiaxed structure, could be cast. Some heat treatment was tried and tested in order to improve the mechanical property of A5182 strip. A3003 strip was cast by low superheat strip casting. A3003 strip showed thermo-softening resistance. Semisolid strip casting of A356 alloy was tried using a twin roll caster equipped with a cooling slope. Mechanical property, especially elongation, was improved. Result of 180 degrees bending test was improved, too. Semisolid strip casting was useful for high speed roll casting, and the casting speed increased up to 180 m/min. (orig.)

  14. Quantitative Analysis and Design of a Rudder Roll Damping Controller

    Hearns, G.; Blanke, M.

    1998-01-01

    A rudder roll damping controller is designed using Quantitative feedback theory to be robust for changes in the ships metacentric height. The analytical constraint due to the non-minimum phase behaviour of the rudder to roll is analysed using the Poisson Integral Formula and it is shown how the...

  15. Quantitative Analysis and Design of a Rudder Roll Damping Controller

    Hearns, G.; Blanke, M.

    A rudder roll damping controller is designed using Quantitative feedback theory to be robust for changes in the ships metacentric height. The analytical constraint due to the non-minimum phase behaviour of the rudder to roll is analysed using the Poisson Integral Formula and it is shown how the...

  16. Production of normalized steel plate through normalizing rolling; Producao de chapas grossas normalizadas diretamente do calor de laminacao

    Gorni, Antonio Augusto; Cavalcanti, Celso Gomes; Reis, Jackson Soares de Souza; Silveira, Jose Herbert Dolabela da [Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (COSIPA), SP (Brazil)

    1997-12-31

    Normalized plates can be got directly from the rolling heat through the use of a normalizing rolling process. In such way, an additional step of the conventional process of production of normalized plates - the normalizing heat treatment - can be suppressed, reducing the manufacturing cost of the product and shortening its production time. This relatively new production route is being used in several steelworks all over the world for many years. This work describes the implementation trials of normalizing rolling at COSIPA`s plate mill, using an alternative process of controlled rolling called recrystallization controlled rolling. The results got with new technique were successful, as it was able to produce plates with properties very similar to the conventionally normalized material, attending the requirements of the DIN 17100 RR 52-3N standard. This is one of many standards that permit the use of this new route of normalized steel plate production. (author) 14 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Cold-rolled steel strip X-ray thickness gauge

    This paper introduces a cold-rolled steel strip X-ray thickness gauge. This gauge uses two-detector construction including penetrating ionization chamber and measuring ionization chamber. Standard magazine box is composed of three rotating plates driving by stepper motor, including 13 pieces of standard sample to build up 154 thickness value, obtaining standard sample curve covering thickness range of 0.1 mm to 5 mm. Automation system include Siemens S7-200 PLC as key controlling unit, embedded controlling system for data acquisition and computing, and PC as man-machine interface, and employ Ethernet (TCP/IP) or RS485/232 as communication protocol. Reversing Cold mill AGC closed-loop control operation test demonstrates that the gauge can adapt to the severe production environment, operate stably and reliably, measurement precision can reached to 0.19%, reproducibility to 0.09%, and stability to 0.06%, response time range from 4 ms to 200 ms and be adjustable. So it can meet the high demanding of cold-rolled plate/strip production. (authors)

  18. Ground roll attenuation using non-stationary matching filtering

    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.

  19. Chaotic travelling rolls in Rayleigh–Bénard convection

    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 = 6.8 confined between thermally conducting plates. We show through the simulation that in a small range of reduced Rayleigh number (770 < < 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.

  20. Early Detection of Parametric Roll Resonance on Container Ships

    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...... 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 particular interest 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...

  1. Controlling the microstructure of magnesium alloy sheet during rolling

    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

  2. COLD ROLLING ORTHODONTIC WIRES OF AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL AISI 304

    Rodrigo Santos Messner

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Austenitic stainless steels wires are widely used in the final stages of orthodontic treatment. The objective of this paper is to study the process of conformation of rectangular wires from round wires commercial austenitic stainless steel AISI 304 by the process of cold rolling. The wire quality is evaluated by means of dimensional analysis, microhardness measurements, tensile strength and fractographic analysis of the wires subjected to tensile tests. Also a study on the application of finite element method to simulate the process, comparing the force and rolling stress obtained in the rolling is done. The simulation results are consistent with those obtained in the actual process and the rolled wires show ductile fracture, tensile strength and dimensional variations appropriate to orthodontic standards. The fracture morphology shows the model cup-cone type besides the high deformation and hardness inherent in the cold rolling process.

  3. Spring-back of flexible roll forming bending process

    Zhang, Y.; Kim, D. H.; Jung, D. W.

    2015-12-01

    Simulations are now widely used in the field of roll forming because of their convenience. Simulations provide a low cost, secure and fast analysis tool. Flexible roll forming provides the desired shapes with a one time forming process. For roll forming, the velocity of the sheet and friction are important factors to attain an ideal shape. Because it is a complicated process, simulations provide a better understanding of the roll forming process. Simulations were peformed using ABAQUS software linked to elastic-plastic modules which we developed taking into account of interactions between these fields [1]. The application of this method makes it possible to highlight the strain-stress and mechanical behaviour laws and the spring-back. Thus, the flexible roll forming and bending process can bewell described by the simulation software and guide the actual machine.

  4. Parametric roll resonance monitoring using signal-based detection

    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...... 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...

  5. Truck Roll Stability Data Collection and Analysis

    Stevens, SS

    2001-07-02

    The principal objective of this project was to collect and analyze vehicle and highway data that are relevant to the problem of truck rollover crashes, and in particular to the subset of rollover crashes that are caused by the driver error of entering a curve at a speed too great to allow safe completion of the turn. The data are of two sorts--vehicle dynamic performance data, and highway geometry data as revealed by vehicle behavior in normal driving. Vehicle dynamic performance data are relevant because the roll stability of a tractor trailer depends both on inherent physical characteristics of the vehicle and on the weight and distribution of the particular cargo that is being carried. Highway geometric data are relevant because the set of crashes of primary interest to this study are caused by lateral acceleration demand in a curve that exceeds the instantaneous roll stability of the vehicle. An analysis of data quality requires an evaluation of the equipment used to collect the data because the reliability and accuracy of both the equipment and the data could profoundly affect the safety of the driver and other highway users. Therefore, a concomitant objective was an evaluation of the performance of the set of data-collection equipment on the truck and trailer. The objective concerning evaluation of the equipment was accomplished, but the results were not entirely positive. Significant engineering apparently remains to be done before a reliable system can be fielded. Problems were identified with the trailer to tractor fiber optic connector used for this test. In an over-the-road environment, the communication between the trailer instrumentation and the tractor must be dependable. In addition, the computer in the truck must be able to withstand the rigors of the road. The major objective--data collection and analysis--was also accomplished. Using data collected by instruments on the truck, a ''bad-curve'' database can be generated. Using this database, instrumented vehicles would not need roadside beacons. The speed, acceleration, and roll stability of the vehicle could be determined prior to entering a curve, and a warning issued, if appropriate, for curves that have been characterized in the database. Thus, the analysis indicates that the data can be effectively used to provide a timely warning of rollover risk.

  6. A study on the wear of silicon nitride in rolling-sliding contact

    Khader, Iyas; Krten, Dominik; Kailer, Andreas

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study is to characterize the wear in silicon nitride rolls undergoing rollingsliding contact. A rolling contact experiment was proposed and conducted on a twin-disk tribometer. The ceramic rolls were brought into rolling contact with hardened steel disks under water lubrication at a predefined slip ratio. The generated wear on the surface of the rolls was measured and converted into a wear coefficient, which was subsequently implemented in a finite element based simulation to...

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

    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

    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...

  8. High-throughput roll-to-roll X-ray characterization of polymer solar cell active layers

    Böttiger, Arvid P.L.; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Menzel, Andreas; Krebs, Frederik C; Andreasen, Jens Wenzel

    2012-01-01

    Synchrotron-based X-rays were used to probe active materials for polymer solar cells on flexible polyester foil. The active material was coated onto a flexible 130 micron thick polyester foil using roll-to-roll differentially pumped slot-die coating and presented variation in composition, thickne...

  9. 75 FR 19369 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products from Brazil: Preliminary Results of...

    2010-04-14

    ... Products From Brazil, 64 FR 8299 (February 19, 1999); see also Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon... Carbon Quality Steel Products from Brazil, 67 FR 11093 (March 12, 2002) (Antidumping Order). ] On March 2... Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 74 FR 9077 (March 2, 2009). In response, on...

  10. 76 FR 22868 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil: Final Results of...

    2011-04-25

    ...: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 64700 (October 20, 2010) (Preliminary... Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 77828 (December 14, 2010). On January 21, 2011, USS submitted... International Trade Administration Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From...

  11. 75 FR 47263 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation; Final...

    2010-08-05

    ....'' \\1\\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 16437 (April 1, 2010) (Notice of..., 75 FR 16437 (2010). Section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department's regulations provides domestic... International Trade Administration Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the...

  12. 75 FR 43931 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Brazil: Preliminary Results of...

    2010-07-27

    ...-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 16437 (April 1, 2010). Within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218... Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005... International Trade Administration Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from...

  13. 75 FR 64700 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil: Preliminary Results of...

    2010-10-20

    ...-Quality Steel Products from Brazil, 64 FR 38797 (July 19, 1999); see also Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination: Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Brazil, 64 FR... FR 56040 (September 17, 2004) (HRS Order). The order was issued five years after the completion...

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

    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. All polymer photovoltaics: From small inverted devices to large roll-to-roll coated and printed solar cells

    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...

  16. Roll-to-roll fabrication of monolithic large-area polymer solar cells free from indium-tin-oxide

    Krebs, Frederik C

    2009-01-01

    A roll-to-roll process for polymer solar cells that does not involve indium-tin-oxide (ITO) is presented. A commercially available kapton foil with an overlayer of copper was used as the substrate. Sputtering of titanium metal onto the kapton/copper in an R2R vacuum process gave the monolithic...

  17. Interlaboratory outdoor stability studies of flexible roll-to-roll coated organic photovoltaic modules: Stability over 10,000 h

    Gevorgyan, Suren; Madsen, Morten Vesterager; Dam, Henrik Friis; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Fell, Christopher J.; Anderson, Kenrick F.; Duck, Benjamin C.; Mescheloff, Asaf; Katz, Eugene A.; Elschner, Andreas; Roesch, Roland; Hoppe, Harald; Hermenau, Martin; Riede, Moritz; Krebs, Frederik C

    2013-01-01

    This work attempts to reveal the comparability issues related to outdoor testing procedures of organic photovoltaic (OPV) modules via studies of inter-laboratory long-term outdoor measurements of roll-to-roll coated flexible OPV modules (P3HT:PCBM, inverted architecture) in different geographic...

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

    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...

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

    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. Thermoresistive Strain Sensor and Positioning Method for Roll-to-Roll Processes

    Kuan-Hsun Liao

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This study uses the Joule heating effect-generated temperature difference to monitor in real-time and localize both compressive and tensile strains for the polymer substrates used in the roll-to-roll process. A serpentine gold (Au line was patterned on a polyethylenenaphthalate (PEN substrate to form the strain sensor based on thermoresistive behavior. This strain sensor was then subjected to either current or voltage to induce the Joule heating effect on the Au resistor. An infrared (IR detector was used to monitor the strain-induced temperature difference on the Au and PEN surfaces and the minimal detectable bending radius was 0.9 mm with a gauge factor (GF of 1.46. The proposed design eliminates the judgment ambiguity from conventional resistive strain sensors where resistance is the only physical quantity monitored. This study precisely and successfully indicated the local strain quantitatively and qualitatively with complete simulations and measurements.

  1. Aqueous Processing of Low-Band-Gap Polymer Solar Cells Using Roll-to-Roll Methods

    Andersen, Thomas Rieks; Larsen-Olsen, Thue Trofod; Andreasen, Birgitta; Böttiger, Arvid P.L.; Carlé, Jon Eggert; Helgesen, Martin; Bundgaard, Eva; Norrman, Kion; Andreasen, Jens Wenzel; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Krebs, Frederik C

    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...... 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...

  2. Material for hot rolling of high boron content austenite stainless steel, and hot rolling method

    A hot rolling material made of a high boron content austenite stainless steel of the present invention comprises a slab made of an austenite stainless steel containing from 0.6 to 2.0% by weight of B and a pad-welded metal layer formed on the side surface of the slab. The pad-welded metal layer has δ ferrite amount of from 3 to 12% by volume, B content up to 0.3% by weight, a thickness of 3mm or greater, and is subjected to hot rolling after heated to a temperature of from 1100 to 1200degC. This can prevent occurrence of peripheral cracking and the material can be industrially manufactured stably at a low cost. (T.M.)

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

    Larsen-Olsen, Thue Trofod

    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 diverging and non-comparable results: While very high power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) above 10% have...... large area devices based on flexible PET. Also described in this thesis, is the development of an all-solution processed alternative to ITO as transparent conductor in PSCs. In its simples form the electrode consist of high conductive PEDOT:PSS R2R coated on a PET substrate. To enable functional devices...

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

    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 sola...... ion mass spectrometry, attenuated total reflectance infrared, and transmission/reflection UV−vis techniques....... 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...

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

    Steenberg, Thomas; Hjuler, Hans Aage; Terkelsen, Carina; Sanchez, Maria Teresa Romero; Cleemann, Lars Nilausen; Krebs, Frederik C

    2012-01-01

    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......We employed roll-to-roll coating in the preparation of 40 μm 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...... 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....

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

    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...

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

    Madsen, Morten Vesterager

    -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......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...

  8. Noncontact conductivity and dielectric measurement for high throughput roll-to-roll nanomanufacturing

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

    2015-11-01

    Advances in roll-to-roll processing of graphene and carbon nanotubes have at last led to the continuous production of high-quality coatings and filaments, ushering in a wave of applications for flexible and wearable electronics, woven fabrics, and wires. These applications often require specific electrical properties, and hence precise control over material micro- and nanostructure. While such control can be achieved, in principle, by closed-loop processing methods, there are relatively few noncontact and nondestructive options for quantifying the electrical properties of materials on a moving web at the speed required in modern nanomanufacturing. Here, we demonstrate a noncontact microwave method for measuring the dielectric constant and conductivity (or geometry for samples of known dielectric properties) of materials in a millisecond. Such measurement times are compatible with current and future industrial needs, enabling real-time materials characterization and in-line control of processing variables without disrupting production.

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

    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.

  10. Kollektiivlepingu roll tsuhete regulatsioonis prast uue tlepingu seaduse vastuvtmist / Kadi Prnits

    Prnits, Kadi, 1965-

    2009-01-01

    Kollektiivlepingu roll tsuhete reguleerimisel Eesti kehtivate seaduste ja uue tlepingu seaduse jrgi. Kollektiivlepingu roll Soomes, Taanis, Prantsusmaal, Saksamaal, Ungaris, Tehhis, Poolas jt. riikides

  11. Inhomogeneous fragmentation of the rolling tachyon

    Dirac-Born-Infeld type effective actions reproduce many aspects of string theory classical tachyon dynamics of unstable Dp-branes. The inhomogeneous tachyon field rolling from the top of its potential forms topological defects of lower codimensions. In between them, as we show, the tachyon energy density fragments into a p-dimensional web-like high density network evolving with time. We present an analytic asymptotic series solution of the nonlinear equations for the inhomogeneous tachyon and its stress energy. The generic solution for a tachyon field with a runaway potential in arbitrary dimensions is described by the free streaming of noninteracting massive particles whose initial velocities are defined by the gradients of the initial tachyon profile. Thus, relativistic particle mechanics is a dual picture of the tachyon field effective action. Implications of this picture for inflationary models with a decaying tachyon field are discussed

  12. Modeling of rolling element bearing mechanics

    Greenhill, L. M.

    1991-01-01

    Roller element bearings provide the primary mechanical interface between rotating and nonrotating components in the high performance turbomachinery of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME). Knowledge of bearing behavior under various loading and environmental conditions is essential to predicting and understanding the overall behavior of turbopumps, including rotordynamic stability, critical speeds and bearing life. The objective is to develop mathematical models and computer programs to describe the mechanical behavior of ball and cylinder roller bearings under the loading and environmental conditions encountered in the SSME and future high performance rocket engines. This includes characteristics such as nonlinear load/motion relationships, stiffness and damping, rolling element loads for life prediction, and roller and cage stability.

  13. Periodically fighting shake, rattle and roll

    Brun, M; Jones, I S

    2011-01-01

    How easy is it to suppress shake, rattle and roll in a long bridge or a skyscraper? Most practical structures are designed so that long wave resonance vibrations can be avoided. However, there are recent examples, such as the Millennium Bridge in London or the Volga Bridge in Volgograd, which show that unexpected external forces may result in large scale unwanted shake and rattle. Full scale alteration of a bridge (or a skyscraper) would not be considered as an acceptable option, unless the structure has collapsed. Can we fix this by examining a representative part of the structure only and making small lightweight changes? We will do it here and illustrate an idea linking the engineering analysis to elastic waveguides.

  14. Micro-miniature roll rate sensor

    Grant, Jonathan; Nelson, Bruce; Garnes, George

    1989-11-01

    The Phase 2 Micro-Miniature Roll Rate Sensor Program developed an optical centripetal accelerometer that can be tailored to work over a wide range of accelerations. A rate sensing device was developed by measuring centripetal acceleration due to rotation with a proof mass loading a photoelastic sensing element. The acceleration is proportional to the amount of birefringence induced by the load. Development of this technology resulted in construction of a prototype rate sensor targeted for use with the Copperhead munition. The sensors developed in this program can be adjusted for the desired range of operation through changes in width of a photoelastic (plastic) sensing element and/or changes in the amount of proof mass used to load the sensing element. Radial location of the sensor can also be used to control the range.

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

    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.

  16. Influence of chemistry and hot rolling conditions on high permeability non-grain oriented silicon steel

    This paper discusses the influence of chemical composition on the final electromagnetic properties in higher permeability material. Furthermore, the effect of the hot rolling practice and the end of austenite transformation temperature range on the hot band microstructure is described. The magnetic polarization J 5000 better than 1.7 T, using hot rolling conditions 40 mm transfer bar thickness, finish mill entry temperature 1000 deg. C, and finishing temperature 800-840 deg. C and after decarburization heat treatment and grain growth treatment, was obtained

  17. Advanced cold rolled steels for automotive applications

    Hofmann, H. [ThyssenKrupp Steel AG, Eberhardstrasse 12, 44145 Dortmund (Germany); Mattissen, D.; Schaumann, T.W. [ThyssenKrupp Steel AG, Duisburg (Germany)

    2006-09-15

    Advanced multiphase steels offer a great potential for bodies-in-white through their combination of formability and achievable component strength levels. They are first choice for strength and crash-relevant parts of challenging geometry. The intensive development of high-strength multiphase steels by ThyssenKrupp has led to hot dip galvanizing concepts with an outstanding forming potential. Hot rolled, hot dip galvanized complex phase steels are currently produced in addition to cold rolled DP and RA steels. New continuously annealed grades with tensile strength levels of up to 1000 MPa in combination with sufficient ductility for applications mainly in the field of structural automobile elements make use of the classic advantages of microalloying as well as the principles of DP and TRIP steels. Further improvement of properties will be reached by the new class of high manganese alloyed steels. (Abstract Copyright [2006], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.) [German] Fortschrittliche Multiphasen-Staehle eroeffnen wegen der inzwischen erreichbaren Kombination aus Umformbarkeit und Bauteilfestigkeit ein enormes Potenzial fuer Rohkarosserien. Sie stellen eine erste Wahl dar, wenn es um Festigkeit und um Crashsicherheit geht und besondere Anforderungen an die Bauteilgeometrien gestellt werden. Bei ThyssenKrupp hat die Entwicklung hochfester Multiphasen-Staehle in Verbindung mit dem Feuerverzinken zur Realisierung von Blechhalbzeugen gefuehrt, die hervorragend formbar sind. Es werden heute feuerverzinkte Komplexphasenstaehle neben den bewaehrten kaltgewalzten Dualphasen(DP) - und Retained Austenit(RA)-Staehlen produziert. Die neuen kontinuierlich gegluehten Stahlvarianten mit Festigkeiten bis zu 1000 MPa in Kombination mit der bei Strukturbauteilen im Automobilbau geforderten Duktilitaet nutzen sowohl die klassischen Vorteile des Mikrolegierens aus und dazu die Prinzipien, die man bei DP- und TRIP-Staehlen anwendet. Eine weitere Verbesserung des Eigenschaftsprofils wird mit dem neuen Stahltypus hochmanganhaltiger Staehle erreicht. (Abstract Copyright [2006], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  18. Rocking and rolling: a can that appears to rock might actually roll.

    Srinivasan, Manoj; Ruina, Andy

    2008-12-01

    A beer bottle or soda can on a table, when slightly tipped and released, falls to an upright position and then rocks up to a somewhat opposite tilt. Superficially this rocking motion involves a collision when the flat circular base of the container slaps the table before rocking up to the opposite tilt. A keen eye notices that the after-slap rising tilt is not generally just diametrically opposite the initial tilt but is veered to one side or the other. Cushman and Duistermaat [Regular Chaotic Dyn. 11, 31 (2006)] recently noticed such veering when a flat disk with rolling boundary conditions is dropped nearly flat. Here, we generalize these rolling disk results to arbitrary axi-symmetric bodies and to frictionless sliding. More specifically, we study motions that almost but do not quite involve a face-down collision of the round container's bottom with the tabletop. These motions involve a sudden rapid motion of the contact point around the circular base. Surprisingly, similar to the rolling disk, the net angle of motion of this contact point is nearly independent of initial conditions. This angle of turn depends simply on the geometry and mass distribution but not on the moment of inertia about the symmetry axis. We derive simple asymptotic formulas for this "angle of turn" of the contact point and check the result with numerics and with simple experiments. For tall containers (height much bigger than radius) the angle of turn is just over pi and the sudden rolling motion superficially appears as a nearly symmetric collision leading to leaning on an almost diametrically opposite point on the bottom rim. PMID:19256970

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

    H. S. Woon

    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.

  20. Numerical Treatments of Slipping/No-Slip Zones in Cold Rolling of Thin Sheets with Heavy Roll Deformation

    Yukio Shigaki

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In the thin sheet cold rolling manufacturing process, a major issue is roll elastic deformation and its impact on roll load, torque and contact stresses. As in many systems implying mechanical contact under high loading, a central part is under “sticking friction” (no slip while both extremities do slip to accommodate the material acceleration of the rolled metal sheet. This is a crucial point for modeling of such rolling processes and the numerical treatment of contact and friction (“regularized” or not, of the transition between these zones, does have an impact on the results. Two ways to deal with it are compared (regularization of the stick/slip transition, direct imposition of a no-slip condition and recommendations are given.

  1. Semi-Rolled Leaf2 modulates rice leaf rolling by regulating abaxial side cell differentiation.

    Liu, Xiaofei; Li, Ming; Liu, Kai; Tang, Ding; Sun, Mingfa; Li, Yafei; Shen, Yi; Du, Guijie; Cheng, Zhukuan

    2016-04-01

    Moderate leaf rolling maintains the erectness of leaves and minimizes the shadowing between leaves which is helpful to establish ideal plant architecture. Here, we describe asrl2(semi-rolled leaf2) rice mutant, which has incurved leaves due to the presence of defective sclerenchymatous cells on the abaxial side of the leaf and displays narrow leaves and reduced plant height. Map-based cloning revealed thatSRL2encodes a novel plant-specific protein of unknown biochemical function.SRL2was mainly expressed in the vascular bundles of leaf blades, leaf sheaths, and roots, especially in their sclerenchymatous cells. The transcriptional activities of several leaf development-relatedYABBYgenes were significantly altered in thesrl2mutant. Double mutant analysis suggested thatSRL2andSHALLOT-LIKE1(SLL1)/ROLLED LEAF9(RL9) function in distinct pathways that regulate abaxial-side leaf development. Hence, SRL2 plays an important role in regulating leaf development, particularly during sclerenchymatous cell differentiation. PMID:26873975

  2. High-strength nanostructured Al/B{sub 4}C composite processed by cross-roll accumulative roll bonding

    Alizadeh, Morteza, E-mail: Alizadeh@sutech.ac.ir [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, Modarres Blvd., 3619995161, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Paydar, M.H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Zand Blvd., 7134851154, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-03-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nanostructured Al/8 vol.% B{sub 4}C composites were produced in the form of sheets. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Good bonding was performed between Al layers in the presence of the ceramic particles. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The tensile strength of the composite improved by increasing the number of CR-ARB cycle. - Abstract: In the present work, nanostructured Al/B{sub 4}C composites were successfully produced in the form of sheets, through cross roll accumulative roll bonding (CR-ARB) process, at room temperature. The CR-ARB process was performed in two steps. In the first step, the strips were roll-bonded with a draft percentage of 66% reduction and for the next, the strips were roll-bonded with a draft percentage of 50%. The later step is consist of 8 rolling cycles, in which, after every rolling cycle the specimen was rotated 90 Degree-Sign , around normal direction of the rolling process, and then rolled again. The X-ray diffraction peak profile analysis was used to determine the crystallite size of the Al matrix in the various cycles. The results showed that CR-ARB process can effectively refine the coarse-grained structure to an ultrafine grain range, so that the crystallite size of the Al matrix of the composite produced by this process was determined to be about 110 nm. To evaluate microstructure of the produced composites, optical microscope (OM) was used. The results proved that the microstructure of the produced composite has a good degree of homogeneity in particles distribution and also a good bonding created between Al layers. To evaluate mechanical properties of the produced composites, their tensile strength was also determined in various rolling cycles and compared with the same composites produced by conventional accumulative roll bonding (ARB) process.

  3. High-strength nanostructured Al/B4C composite processed by cross-roll accumulative roll bonding

    Highlights: ► Nanostructured Al/8 vol.% B4C composites were produced in the form of sheets. ► Good bonding was performed between Al layers in the presence of the ceramic particles. ► The tensile strength of the composite improved by increasing the number of CR-ARB cycle. - Abstract: In the present work, nanostructured Al/B4C composites were successfully produced in the form of sheets, through cross roll accumulative roll bonding (CR-ARB) process, at room temperature. The CR-ARB process was performed in two steps. In the first step, the strips were roll-bonded with a draft percentage of 66% reduction and for the next, the strips were roll-bonded with a draft percentage of 50%. The later step is consist of 8 rolling cycles, in which, after every rolling cycle the specimen was rotated 90°, around normal direction of the rolling process, and then rolled again. The X-ray diffraction peak profile analysis was used to determine the crystallite size of the Al matrix in the various cycles. The results showed that CR-ARB process can effectively refine the coarse-grained structure to an ultrafine grain range, so that the crystallite size of the Al matrix of the composite produced by this process was determined to be about 110 nm. To evaluate microstructure of the produced composites, optical microscope (OM) was used. The results proved that the microstructure of the produced composite has a good degree of homogeneity in particles distribution and also a good bonding created between Al layers. To evaluate mechanical properties of the produced composites, their tensile strength was also determined in various rolling cycles and compared with the same composites produced by conventional accumulative roll bonding (ARB) process.

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

    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.

  5. Effect of pass schedule and groove design on the metal deformation of 38MnVS6 in the initial passes of hot rolling

    R S Nalawade; V R Marje; G Balachandran; V Balasubramanian

    2016-01-01

    The deformation behaviour of a hot rolled micro-alloyed steel bar of grade 38MnVS6 was examined using an FEM model during the initial passes in a blooming mill, as a function of three different pass schedules,roll groove depth, collar taper angle and corner radius. The simulations predicted the effective strain penetration,load, torque, fish tail billet end shapes, and metal flow behaviour at a chosen temperature, mill rpm and draft. The model predictions were validated for typical groove geometry and a typical pass schedule. Lower collar taper angle, lower corner radius and higher depth of groove in hot rolling enabled achievement of higher strain penetration, higher mill load and lower fish tail formation. The present study establishes the capability of the model to improve the internal quality of the rolled billet as measured by effective strain which was corroborated to the rolled bar macrostructure and microstructure. The model enables yield improvement by the choice of draft to minimise fish tail losses. The surface quality is improved by the ability to avoid fin formation that occurs at certain conditions of rolling. Thus, the groove geometry, roll pass schedule and rolling mill parameters and temperature can be optimised for best product quality and yield.

  6. Determining asymmetry of roll-over shapes in prosthetic walking

    Carolin Curtze, MSc

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available How does the inherent asymmetry of the locomotor system in people with lower-limb amputation affect the ankle-foot roll-over shape of prosthetic walking? In a single-case design, we evaluated the walking patterns of six people with lower-limb amputation (3 transtibial and 3 transfemoral and three matched nondisabled controls. We analyzed the walking patterns in terms of roll-over characteristics and spatial and temporal factors. We determined the level of asymmetry by roll-over shape comparison (root-mean-square distance as well as differences in radius of curvature. In addition, we calculated ratios to determine spatial and temporal asymmetries and described different aspects of asymmetry of roll-over shapes. All participants showed some level of asymmetry in roll-over shape, even the nondisabled controls. Furthermore, we found good intralimb reproducibility for the group as a whole. With respect to spatial and temporal factors, the participants with transtibial amputation had a quite symmetrical gait pattern, while the gait in the participants with transfemoral amputation was more asymmetrical. The individual ankle-foot roll-over shapes provide additional insight into the marked individual adjustments occurring during the stance phase of the nondisabled limb. The two methods we present are suitable for determining asymmetry of roll-over shapes; both methods should be used complementarily.

  7. Microstructure changes of IF steels during hot strip rolling

    The hot deformation behavior of three interstitial free (IF) steels containing Ti and/or Nb under strip or plate rolling was investigated by means of multi-pass torsion tests. All the tests were carried out at a strain rate of 2 s-1. Three types of strip rolling schedules (they differed only with respect to the number and total strain of finishing passes) and one type of plate rolling were employed. Under strip rolling conditions the effects of total finishing pass strain and first finishing pass temperature was investigated. The plate rolling schedule was used in order to determine the three critical hot deformation temperature, i.e. Tnr, Ar3 and Arl. The results indicate that , under strip rolling conditions, static recrystallization is responsible for the high degree of inter pass softening in the early passes of rolling. During the final passes, dynamic recrystallization occurs to a degree that depends on the composition of the steel, the total finishing strain and the temperature. (author)

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

    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.

  9. Characteristics of electrohydrodynamic roll structures in laminar planar Couette flow

    Kourmatzis, Agisilaos; Shrimpton, John S.

    2016-02-01

    The behaviour of an incompressible dielectric liquid subjected to a laminar planar Couette flow with unipolar charge injection is investigated numerically in two dimensions. The computations show new morphological characteristics of roll structures that arise in this forced electro-convection problem. The charge and velocity magnitude distributions between the two parallel electrodes are discussed as a function of the top wall velocity and the EHD Rayleigh number, T for the case of strong charge injection. A wide enough parametric space is investigated such that the observed EHD roll structures progress through three regimes. These regimes are defined by the presence of a single or double-roll free convective structure as observed elsewhere (Vazquez et al 2008 J. Phys. D 41 175303), a sheared or stretched roll structure, and finally by a regime where the perpendicular velocity gradient is sufficient to prevent the generation of a roll. These three regimes have been delineated as a function of the wall to ionic drift velocity {{U}\\text{W}}/κ E , and the T number. In the stretched regime, an increase in {{U}\\text{W}}/κ E can reduce charge and momentum fluctuations whilst in parallel de-stratify charge in the region between the two electrodes. The stretched roll regime is also characterised by a substantial influence of {{U}\\text{W}}/κ E on the steady development time, however in the traditional non-stretched roll structure regime, no influence of {{U}\\text{W}}/κ E on the development time is noted.

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

    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

  11. [Rolling friction: a desing of artificial knee joint].

    He, Yujue; Yu, Zhongjia; Chen, Ming; Wang, Chengtao

    2005-08-01

    Resorption and osteolysis of periimplant bones resulting from the wear debris of artificial joint will cause long-term loosening. A new type of rolling knee artificial joint without UHMWPE based on the mechanics of rolling friction is designed for alleviating this problem. Because of low friction force, the resistance of extension and flexion is reduced strikingly and the stress on the interface between prosthesis and bone is reduced evidently. In addition, the bio-toxicity caused by the wear debris of UHMWPE will not occur absolutely. In consequence, the rolling artificial joint can prevent the trend of long-term loosening of the prosthesis efficiently. PMID:16156286

  12. Hydrogen effect on cold rolling texture of stable ?-titanium alloy

    A study was made into microstructure and texture of cold rolled titanium alloy VT-35 with various hydrogen content aimed to reveal hydrogen influence on the mechanism of cold plastic deformation by rolling. Experiments were carried out using sheets 1.2 mm thick hydrogenated up to hydrogen concentrations from 0.06 to 0.554 mass. %. All specimens constituted a single-phase FCC ?-solid solution. It is shown that small hydrogen additions have a plasticizing effect on ?-titanium alloys in their cold rolling. The character of texture is dependent on hydrogen concentration and determined by deformation mechanism. 6 refs.; 5 figs

  13. FEM analysis of hollow hub forming in rolling extrusion process

    J. Bartnicki

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper are presented the results of numerical calculations of rolling extrusion process of a hollow hub. As the flanges manufacturing at both sides of the product is required, in the analyzed process of rolling extrusion, a rear bumper was implemented as additional tool limiting axial metal flow. Numerical calculations of the hub forming process were conducted basing on finite element method, applying software Deform3D and Simufact in conditions of three dimensional state of strain. The obtained satisfactory results show that it is possible to conduct the further research works of experimental character, with the application of a modernized aggregate for the rolling extrusion process PO-2.

  14. Flowing Model in Rectangular Tubes at Rolling Motion

    The laminar flow model in rectangular tubes at rolling motion was developed and the velocity correlation was derived. The effect of rolling motion on laminar flow in rectangular tubes was investigated. The effect of centrifugal force is counteracted in the system. The velocity oscillation is caused by tangential force,so the oscillation period of velocity is the same with the rolling period. However, the tangential force does not effect on the average velocity profile and frictional resistance factor. As to the laminar flow in rectangular tubes, the Richardson effect can also be seen. (authors)

  15. Effects of Foam Rolling on Vertical Jump Performance

    Andrew Jones; Brown, Lee E.; Coburn, Jared W.; Noffal, Guillermo J.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Foam rolling is a popular activity utilized by strength and conditioning coaches as it is believed to increase muscle length and break up fibrous adhesions located in connective tissue. However, there is little research investigating the effects of foam rolling on athletic performance. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of lower body foam rolling on vertical jump performance. Methods: Twenty males (age 24.05 2.02 years; height 177.43 6.31 cm; m...

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

    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.

  17. Correcting Quadrupole Roll in Magnetic Lenses with Skew Quadrupoles

    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).

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

    Anjou, Leo

    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...

  19. Multilength Scale Patterning of Functional Layers by Roll-to-Roll Ultraviolet-Light-Assisted Nanoimprint Lithography.

    Leitgeb, Markus; Nees, Dieter; Ruttloff, Stephan; Palfinger, Ursula; Götz, Johannes; Liska, Robert; Belegratis, Maria R; Stadlober, Barbara

    2016-05-24

    Top-down fabrication of nanostructures with high throughput is still a challenge. We demonstrate the fast (>10 m/min) and continuous fabrication of multilength scale structures by roll-to-roll UV-nanoimprint lithography on a 250 mm wide web. The large-area nanopatterning is enabled by a multicomponent UV-curable resist system (JRcure) with viscous, mechanical, and surface properties that are tunable over a wide range to either allow for usage as polymer stamp material or as imprint resist. The adjustable elasticity and surface chemistry of the resist system enable multistep self-replication of structured resist layers. Decisive for defect-free UV-nanoimprinting in roll-to-roll is the minimization of the surface energies of stamp and resist, and the stepwise reduction of the stiffness from one layer to the next is essential for optimizing the reproduction fidelity especially for nanoscale features. Accordingly, we demonstrate the continuous replication of 3D nanostructures and the high-throughput fabrication of multilength scale resist structures resulting in flexible polyethylenetherephtalate film rolls with superhydrophobic properties. Moreover, a water-soluble UV-imprint resist (JRlift) is introduced that enables residue-free nanoimprinting in roll-to-roll. Thereby we could demonstrate high-throughput fabrication of metallic patterns with only 200 nm line width. PMID:27023664

  20. Effect of biomimetic coupling units' morphologies on rolling contact fatigue wear resistance of steel from machine tool rolling tracks

    Yang, Wanshi; Zhou, Hong; Sun, Liang; Wang, Chuanwei; Chen, Zhikai

    2014-04-01

    The rolling contact fatigue wear resistance plays an important role on ensuring machining precision of machine tool using rolling tracks. Bio-inspired wearable surfaces with the alternated hardness were prepared on the specimen of steel material from machine tool rolling tracks by biomimetic coupling laser remelting method to imitate biological coupling principle. The microstructures and micromorphologies of bionic units in different sizes were characterized by optical microscope. The specimens with bionic units in different sizes and distributions were tested for rolling contact fatigue wear resistance. Combining the finite element analysis and the results of wear tests, a discussion on rolling contact fatigue wear was had. The specimens with bionic units had better rolling contact fatigue wear resistance than the untreated one, while the specimens with bionic units in the alternative depth's distributions present a better rolling contact fatigue wear resistance than the ones with bionic units in the single depth's distribution. It attributed to the alternative distribution made further improvement on the dispersion of depth of stress concentration.

  1. Application of powder metallurgy and hot rolling processes for manufacturing aluminum/alumina composite strips

    In this study, aluminum matrix composites (AMC) with 2, 4, 6 and 10 wt% alumina were produced using powder metallurgy (PM), mechanical milling (MM) and vacuum hot pressing (VHP) techniques; then, this was followed by the hot-rolling process. During hot rolling, AMCs with 6 and 10 wt% Al2O3 were fractured whereas strip composites with 2 and 4 wt% Al2O3 were produced successfully. Microstructure and mechanical properties of the samples were investigated by optical and scanning electron microscopes and tensile and hardness tests, respectively. Microscopic evaluations of the hot-rolled composites showed a uniform distribution of alumina particles in the aluminum matrix. It was found that with increasing alumina content in the matrix, tensile strength (TS) and hardness increased and the percentage of elongation also decreased. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to investigate aluminum/alumina interfaces and fracture surfaces of the hot rolled specimens after tensile test. SEM observations demonstrated that the failure mode in the hot-rolled Al-2 wt% Al2O3 composite strips is a typical ductile fracture, while the failure mode was shear ductile fracture with more flat surfaces in Al-4 wt% Al2O3 strips.

  2. NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE FIRST COLD ROLLING PASS OF A C-MN STRIP STEEL

    Willian Costa do Nascimento

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This work presents the modeling by the finite element method of the first cold rolling pass of a four-high mill at the CSN steel plant. For this purpose, a two dimensional model is proposed considering the work-roll as a rigid surface together with the assumptions of plane-strain state for the strip and material isotropy with nonlinear isotropic workhardening. A C-Mn steel strip with initial thickness of 3.5 mm was first characterized by means of uniaxial tensile tests in specimens cut along the rolling direction to evaluate the work-hardening parameters. In the finite element model, the contact is defined by means of the Coulomb’s law to describe the friction between the work-roll and the strip surfaces. Moreover, the industrial back and forward tensions are also taken into account as prescribed conditions in the finite element model. The numerical predictions of the rolling load show a good agreement with the measured data and the forecasted value is determined with the slab-method.

  3. Roll-to-Roll Printed Silver Nanowire Semitransparent Electrodes for Fully Ambient Solution-Processed Tandem Polymer Solar Cells

    Angmo, Dechan; Andersen, Thomas Rieks; Bentzen, Janet Jonna; Helgesen, Martin; Søndergaard, Roar R.; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Carlé, Jon Eggert; Bundgaard, Eva; Krebs, Frederik C

    2015-01-01

    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......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...

  4. Semi-industrial simulation of hot rolling and controlled cooling of Mn-Al TRIP steel sheets

    A. Grajcar

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the work is a semi-industrial physical simulation of thermomechanical rolling and controlled cooling of advanced high-strength steels with increased Mn and Al content.Design/methodology/approach: Four steels of various Mn and Nb concentration were thermomechanically rolled in 3 and 5 passes using a modern LPS line for physical simulation of hot rolling at a semi-industrial scale. The hot deformation course is fully automated as well as controlled cooling applied directly after finishing rolling. Temperature-time and force-energetic parameters of hot rolling were continuously registered and assessed.Findings: The applied line consisting of two-high reversing mill, roller tables with heating panels, cooling devices and controlling-recording systems reflects industrial hot strip rolling parameters sufficiently. Reduction values and temperature-time regimes are similar to those used in industrial practice whereas strain rate is limited to about 10 s-1 what requires taking into account during comparison. All the steels investigated have high total pressure forces due to the high total content of alloying elements. The critical factor making it possible to obtain high-quality sheet samples with a thickness up to 3.3 mm is applying isothermal heating panels which decrease a cooling rate of thin sheets.Research limitations/implications: The real complete simulation of hot strip rolling requires extension of a used line with a further module for simulation of continuous finishing rolling stages. The work is in progress.Practical implications: The results can be successfully utilized in industrial hot rolling and controlled cooling practices after necessary modifications.Originality/value: The efficient semi-industrial physical simulation of hot strip thermomechanical rolling of some new model AHSS grades containing increased Mn and Al content as well as Nb microadditions was presented.

  5. Effects of microalloying on hot-rolled and cold-rolled Q&P steels

    Azevedo de Araujo, Ana Luiza

    Third generation advanced high strength steels (AHSS) have been a major focus in steel development over the last decade. The premise of these types of steel is based on the potential to obtain excellent combinations of strength and ductility with low-alloy compositions by forming mixed microstructures containing retained austenite (RA). The development of heat treatments able to achieve the desired structures and properties, such as quenching and partitioning (Q&P) steels, is driven by new requirements to increase vehicle fuel economy by reducing overall weight while maintaining safety and crashworthiness. Microalloying additions of niobium (Nb) and vanadium (V) in sheet products are known to provide strengthening via grain refinement and precipitation hardening and may influence RA volume fraction and transformation behavior. Additions of microalloying elements in Q&P steels have not been extensively studied to date, however. The objective of the present study was to begin to understand the potential roles of Nb and V in hot-rolled and cold-rolled Q&P steel. For that, a common Q&P steel composition was selected as a Base alloy with 0.2C-1.5Si-2.0Mn (wt. %). Two alloys with an addition of Nb (0.02 and 0.04 wt. %) and one with an addition of V (0.06 wt. %) to the Base alloy were investigated. Both hot-rolled and cold-rolled/annealed Q&P simulations were conducted. In the hot-rolled Q&P study, thermomechanical processing was simulated via hot torsion testing in a GleebleRTM 3500, and four coiling temperatures (CT) were chosen. Microstructural evaluation (including RA measurements via electron backscattered diffraction - EBSD) and hardness measurements were performed for all alloys and coiling conditions. The analysis showed that Nb additions led to overall refinement of the prior microstructure. Maximum RA fractions were measured at the 375 °C CT, and microalloying was associated with increased RA in this condition when compared to the Base alloy. A change in austenite morphology from lath-like to blocky with increasing CT was observed. Hardness generally increased with decreasing CT, consistent with the increased fraction of harder phases in the microstructure. For the cold-rolled Q&P study, several combinations of quenching temperature (QT), partitioning temperature (PT), and partitioning time (t p) were examined using heat treatments in salt baths. Uniaxial tensile tests and RA measurements via x-ray diffraction (XRD) were performed for all alloys and heat treatment conditions. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging and EBSD were conducted for a few select conditions. In terms of microstructure, Nb promoted an extensive refinement of the prior austenite grain size. Additions of V and Nb also seemed to affect the morphology of the microstructural constituents. It was observed that V generally increased austenite fractions at lower t p's, and the Nb-containing alloys had greater austenite fractions in most instances when compared to the Base alloy. Carbon content in austenite was usually increased or maintained with additions of Nb and V. In terms of mechanical properties, V slightly improved strength and elongation when compared to the Base alloy for most conditions. Niobium additions were somewhat more effective in improving ductility.

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

    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...

  7. Roll Damping by Rudder Control: A Multi Objective H-infinity Approach

    Stoustrup, Jakob; Niemann, H.H.; Blanke, M.

    1994-01-01

    Roll damping and simultaneous course steering by rudder control is a challenging problem where a key factor is roll damping performance in waves......Roll damping and simultaneous course steering by rudder control is a challenging problem where a key factor is roll damping performance in waves...

  8. Homogeneous Rolling Tachyons in Boundary String Field Theory

    Ishida, Akira; Kim, Yoonbai; Kouwn, Seyen

    2006-01-01

    We study decay of a flat unstable D$p$-brane in the context of boundary string field theory action. Three types of homogeneous rolling tachyons are obtained without and with Born-Infeld type electromagnetic field.

  9. Adaptive methods, rolling contact, and nonclassical friction laws

    Oden, J. T.

    1989-01-01

    Results and methods on three different areas of contemporary research are outlined. These include adaptive methods, the rolling contact problem for finite deformation of a hyperelastic or viscoelastic cylinder, and non-classical friction laws for modeling dynamic friction phenomena.

  10. Theoretical research on effect of rolling motion on turbulent flow

    The turbulent flow in rectangular tube at rolling motion was investigated theoretically with Fluent code. The effects of several turbulent models and parameters on the flow were analyzed. At rolling motion, the velocity profile in tube center is more averaged. But the velocity gradient and frictional resistance coefficient on the wall increase. The effect of rolling motion on the turbulent flow can be depressed by the tube wall. At pitching motion,the velocity contour in small length-width ratio tube is in a dumbbell shape.As to the turbulent flow in the paper, the frictional resistance coefficient at rolling motion is in inverse ratio with the power of 0.47 of Reynolds number. (authors)

  11. Rolling bearing fault diagnosis using an optimization deep belief network

    Shao, Haidong; Jiang, Hongkai; Zhang, Xun; Niu, Maogui

    2015-11-01

    The vibration signals measured from a rolling bearing are usually affected by the variable operating conditions and background noise which lead to the diversity and complexity of the vibration signal characteristics, and it is a challenge to effectively identify the rolling bearing faults from such vibration signals with no further fault information. In this paper, a novel optimization deep belief network (DBN) is proposed for rolling bearing fault diagnosis. Stochastic gradient descent is used to efficiently fine-tune all the connection weights after the pre-training of restricted Boltzmann machines (RBMs) based on the energy functions, and the classification accuracy of the DBN is improved. Particle swarm is further used to decide the optimal structure of the trained DBN, and the optimization DBN is designed. The proposed method is applied to analyze the simulation signal and experimental signal of a rolling bearing. The results confirm that the proposed method is more accurate and robust than other intelligent methods.

  12. Dynamic Effect of Rolling Massage on Blood Flow

    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.

  13. Dynamic Effect of Rolling Massage on Blood Flow

    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.

  14. Localized and guided electroluminescence from roll printed organic nanofibres

    Tavares, Luciana; Kjelstrup-Hansen, Jakob; Rubahn, Horst-Gnter

    2012-01-01

    Here, we report localized, polarized, and waveguidedelectroluminescence (EL) from well aligned organic nanofibres integrated via roll printing on transistor platforms. The localized emission is due to the application of an AC voltage to the transistor gate electrodes, which causes sequential...

  15. Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom Project

    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...

  16. Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom Project

    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...

  17. Rolling shutter image compensation based on humanoid robot NAO

    Zhao, Shuying; Zhao, Bing; Pan, Feng; Lan, Dongying; Jiang, Longwei; Hu, Xiangliang

    2014-01-01

    According to the requirement of RoboCup Standard Platform League (NAO) Rule Book, the author did some experiments to finish the League's tasks based on the humanoid robot NAO. The image captured by a moving camera will have a distortion which is affected by the so called "rolling shutter". The rolling shutter means that not all scanlines are exposed over the same time interval. This paper presents the model of rolling shutter of cameras and principle of capturing images. Then corrections to image distortion found on the NAO robots is described. At last the cases of reversing the effects of a rolling shutter on the images taken by the robot's moving camera are presented. This approach improves the effectiveness of shape recognition and the accuracy of Tilt rate of field line.

  18. Second order perturbations during inflation beyond slow-roll

    We numerically calculate the evolution of second order cosmological perturbations for an inflationary scalar field without resorting to the slow-roll approximation or assuming large scales. In contrast to previous approaches we therefore use the full non-slow-roll source term for the second order Klein-Gordon equation which is valid on all scales. The numerical results are consistent with the ones obtained previously where slow-roll is a good approximation. We investigate the effect of localised features in the scalar field potential which break slow-roll for some portion of the evolution. The numerical package solving the second order Klein-Gordon equation has been released under an open source license and is available for download

  19. Effect of rolling friction on binary collisions of spheres

    Orlando, Andrés D.; Shen, Hayley H.

    2010-03-01

    Foerster et al. [Phys. Fluids 6, 1108 (1994)] proposed a binary collision model for spheres and a way to measure the constant impact parameters in the model. These three parameters were necessary to describe the translational momentum exchange during a collision. An extensive data set for a variety of materials was made possible using these measurements. In recent years many studies have shown that rolling friction between particles has strong effects on the bulk behavior of granular materials. In the present paper, an expansion of the previous collision model is studied to include rolling friction. It is shown that rolling friction does not affect the postcollision linear relative velocities for the conditions used in the impact experiments. Furthermore, it is suggested that the same impact experiment could potentially be used to measure the coefficient of rolling friction.

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

    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.

  1. Development of a paper based roll-to-roll nanoimprinting machine

    Son, Byungwook

    Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) has been developed and studied since 1995. It is a technique where micro- or nanoscale patterns are transferred to soft materials such as polymer through pressing a stamp with certain patterns into this materials and then solidifying it by cooling at lower temperature or curing under ultra violet excitement. High Cost and low throughput of batch mode nanoimprint lithography (NIL) processes are limiting its wide range of applications in meeting industry manufacturing requirements. The roll-to-roll (R2R) nanoimprinting technology is emerged as a solution to this issue. This thesis study presents the design, build and test of an innovative R2R T-NIL process machine for nanofabrication and MEMS fabrication applications, which consists of individual modules of heating, inking, pressuring, and rotational speed control. The system utilizes PDMS as mold material, PMMA as imprinting material, and paper as substrate material. In order to achieve a uniform pressure on PMMA during imprinting process, an innovative air pressure device (APD) was developed and integrated with R2R machine. The APD replaces the conventional 2-roll line contact pressure approach and can cover one third of the surface of the imprinting roller with a uniform pressure (1-3 psi). During the imprinting experiment, a mixture of PMMA (20w %) and 2-Ethoxyethyl acetate is applied on the paper substrate by an inking roller using capillary force and an IR heater is used for pre-heating and drying of polymer layers before it is fed into the imprinting module. Two 500-Watt cartridge heaters are installed on the roller and provide the heat to raise the PMMA film temperature during the imprinting.

  2. Evaluating the mechanical behavior of hot rolled Al/alumina composite strips using shear punch test

    The evaluation of mechanical properties, like yield and ultimate shear strengths from shear punch tests, is important when availability of material, is limited. A shear punch test setup was built, and the mechanical properties of different strips of hot rolled pure aluminum, post-rolling annealed pure aluminum, as-milled pure aluminum, and 4 wt% Al2O3 were investigated. The materials were first manufactured using powder metallurgy and then processed by hot rolling procedure. Microstructures of the samples were investigated by optical and scanning electron microscopes. It was found that by increasing alumina content in the matrix, shear strength and hardness were increased; also, the percentage of shear elongation was decreased. The results, also, indicated that by applying mechanical milling on pure aluminum powders before the hot rolling process, shear strength and hardness increased more than other samples. Moreover, shear strength was increased by increasing the amount of alumina particles in composite strips. SEM observations demonstrated that the amount of flat surface in shear failure micrographs increased by increasing the amount of shear strength and hardness

  3. Communication using eye roll reflective signalling

    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.

  4. Time-Symmetric Rolling Tachyon Profile

    Longton, Matheson

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the tachyon profile of a time-symmetric rolling tachyon solution to open string field theory. We algebraically construct the solution of [arXiv:0707.4472] at 6th order in the marginal parameter, and numerically evaluate the corresponding tachyon profile as well as the action and several correlation functions containing the equation of motion. We find that the marginal operator's singular self-OPE is properly regularized and all quantities we examine are finite. In contrast to the widely studied time-asymmetric case, the solution depends nontrivially on the strength of the deformation parameter. For example, we find that the number and period of oscillations of the tachyon field changes as the strength of the marginal deformation is increased. We use the recent renormalization scheme of [arXiv:1412.3466], which contains two free parameters. At finite deformation parameter the tachyon profile depends on these parameters, while when the deformation parameter is small, the solution becomes insensit...

  5. Slow-roll k-essence

    We derive slow-roll conditions for thawing k-essence with a separable Lagrangian p(X,φ)=F(X)V(φ). We examine the evolution of the equation of state parameter, w, as a function of the scale factor a, for the case where w is close to -1. We find two distinct cases, corresponding to X≅0 and FX≅0, respectively. For the case where X≅0 the evolution of φ and hence w is described by only two parameters, and w(a) is model independent and coincides with similar behavior seen in thawing quintessence models. This result also extends to nonseparable Lagrangians where X≅0. For the case FX≅0, an expression is derived for w(a), but this expression depends on the potential V(φ), so there is no model-independent limiting behavior. For the X≅0 case, we derive observational constraints on the two parameters of the model, w0 (the present-day value of w), and the K, which parametrizes the curvature of the potential. We find that the observations sharply constrain w0 to be close to -1, but provide very poor constraints on K.

  6. BERKELEY/STANFORD: TPC rolls in

    On 6 January the detector based on the Time Projection Chamber (TPC) was rolled into the PEP electronpositron storage ring at SLAC. It now joins the other PEP experiments — Mark II, Two Gamma, MAC, HRS, DELCO, and the Monopole Search. The central element is the TPC itself, which is a large-solid-angle compact system that provides in one detector excellent pattern recognition and three-dimensional nonprojective tracking information together with good spatial and momentum resolution and excellent particle identification over the full PEP energy range. The TPC is a 2 m long, 2 m diameter cylindrical drift chamber which provides three-dimensional spatial data by using proportional wires and segmented cathode pads on the end-planes to read out the two coordinates orthogonal to the drift direction, and uses timing information to determine position along the drift direction. This high density spatial information not only provides outstanding pattern recognition but also, since the TPC is immersed in a solenoidal magnetic field, provides precise measurement of particle momentum by accurately measuring the curvature of the track

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

    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)

  8. High speed twin roll casting of 6016 strip

    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.

  9. Dimethylsulfoxide exposure modulates HL-60 cell rolling interactions

    David J. Gee; L. Kate Wright; Jonathan Zimmermann; Kayla Cole; Karen Soule; Michelle Ubowski

    2012-01-01

    Human leukaemic HL-60 cells are widely used for studying interactions involving adhesion molecules [e.g. P-selectin and PSGL-1 (P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1)] since their rolling behaviour has been shown to mimic the dynamics of leucocyte rolling in vitro. HL-60 cells are neutrophilic promyelocytes that can undergo granulocytic differentiation upon exposure to compounds such as DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide). Using a parallel plate flow chamber functionalized with recombinant P-selectin–...

  10. Mathematical simulation of structure formation on steel hot rolling

    Mathematical models of structure formation and mechanical properties of hot-rolled steels are developed on the basis of quantitative description of diagrams of structural transformation kinetics. The adequacy of mathematical models was verified through comparison of calculational results with experimental data obtained by rolling 3sp, 08ps, 09G2 and 176S steel sheets on wide-band stand. 15 refs., 4 figs

  11. Springback and Twist Prediction of Roll Formed Parts

    Bui, Quoc Viet; Boman, Romain; Papeleux, Luc; Wouters, Paul; Kergen, Richard; Daolio, Gilbert; Duroux, Patrick; Flores, Paulo; Habraken, Anne; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe

    2006-01-01

    In the construction market, Roll Forming is the reference forming process. Numerous parts are achieved in such a way: purlins, steeldecks or suspended ceiling parts are examples of it. Roll Forming is also more and more used in the automotive industry, as it constitutes a good alternative to forming for High Strength Steels. Among the major requirements to obtain a defect-free product are outlined: the accurate geometry of the part, the taking into account of the springback as well as the ...

  12. Visually guided adjustments of body posture in the roll plane

    Tarnutzer, A A; Bockisch, C J; Straumann, D

    2013-01-01

    Body position relative to gravity is continuously updated to prevent falls. Therefore, the brain integrates input from the otoliths, truncal graviceptors, proprioception and vision. Without visual cues estimated direction of gravity mainly depends on otolith input and becomes more variable with increasing roll-tilt. Contrary, the discrimination threshold for object orientation shows little modulation with varying roll orientation of the visual stimulus. Providing earth-stationary visual cues,...

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

    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.

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

    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

  15. Wheel rolling constraints and slip in mobile robots

    Shekhar, S.

    1997-03-01

    It is widely accepted that dead reckoning based on the rolling with no slip condition on wheels is not a reliable method to ascertain the position and orientation of a mobile robot for any reasonable distance. We 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. Wheel rolling constraints and slip in mobile robots

    Shekhar, S.

    1997-03-01

    It is widely accepted that dead reckoning based on the rolling with no slip condition on wheels is not a reliable method to ascertain the position and orientation of a mobile robot for any reasonable distance. The author establishes 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.

  17. Smart identification of roll cages through logistics chain

    Kolarovszki, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Article provides research in field of automatic identification of roll cages through radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) in terms of supply chain of particular postal-logistics operators. The ambition of this work is selection of appropriate identifier type and its placement on a roll cage. A special section is dedicated to description of the technical equipment used during measurements as well as their results from MySQL database. Article deals with relationship between the orie...

  18. A theory of sovereign debt roll-over crisis

    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 ...

  19. Moiré fringe method for roll angular displacement measurement

    Yu, Xue; Liu, Chao; Xie, Xian; Lang, Yaopu; Liu, Qinggang

    2015-10-01

    In the three-dimensional angle measurement, yaw and pitch angle can be detected easily by several convention optical devices. While the roll angle is difficult to measure since its rotation axis is parallel to the incident plane. This work is based on the application of the Talbot effect with a Ronchi grating. The period of Moiré fringes which generated by two gratings will be changed with small rotation. The roll angle can be calculated by the width change of fringes.

  20. Lubricants for the rolling and drawing of metals:

    ?ur?ija, Duan; Mamuzi?, Ilija

    2005-01-01

    A survey is given over lubricants for rolling and drawing of metals. Emulsions, suspensions, natural fats and oils and synthetic lubricants are presented. Fluid mechanics Reynolds equations are used for the calculation of the lubricant lyer in the entering section of the metals deformation zone. Colloide chemistry is used for the analysis of surface active additions on lubricant properties, lubricant layer thickness and the wetting angle. Lubricants for hot rolling based on suspensions and gl...

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

    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)

  2. Computer-aided analysis and design of the shape rolling process for producing turbine engine airfoils

    Lahoti, G. D.; Akgerman, N.; Altan, T.

    1978-01-01

    Mild steel (AISI 1018) was selected as model cold rolling material and Ti-6A1-4V and Inconel 718 were selected as typical hot rolling and cold rolling alloys, respectively. The flow stress and workability of these alloys were characterized and friction factor at the roll/workpiece interface was determined at their respective working conditions by conducting ring tests. Computer-aided mathematical models for predicting metal flow and stresses, and for simulating the shape rolling process were developed. These models utilized the upper bound and the slab methods of analysis, and were capable of predicting the lateral spread, roll separating force, roll torque, and local stresses, strains and strain rates. This computer-aided design system was also capable of simulating the actual rolling process, and thereby designing the roll pass schedule in rolling of an airfoil or a similar shape.

  3. Effect of grain shape on the texture evolution during cold rolling of Al-Mg alloys

    Yuan, H.; Wang, Q.F.; Zhang, J.W. [Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, No. 438 Hebei Avenue, Qinhuangdao, Hebei 066004 (China); Liu, W.C., E-mail: wcliu@ysu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, No. 438 Hebei Avenue, Qinhuangdao, Hebei 066004 (China); Gao, Y.K. [Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing 100095 (China)

    2011-01-21

    Research highlights: > Texture evolution during rolling is quantified by the JMAK equation. > Grain shape affects the rate of formation or disappearance of texture components. > Elongated grains results in a faster evolution of texture in straight-rolling. - Abstract: The hot bands of continuous cast AA 5754 and high-Fe AA 5754 aluminum alloys exhibited elongated grains in the rolling direction after recrystallization annealing. The annealed hot bands were cold rolled to different reductions along the original rolling direction and transverse direction, respectively. The effect of grain shape on texture evolution was investigated by X-ray diffraction. It was found that straight-rolling resulted in a higher rate of disappearance of the r-cube + cube component and a slightly higher rate of formation of the {beta} fiber component than cross-rolling. The elongated grains in the rolling direction were easier to rotate from initial orientations to the {beta} fiber in straight-rolling than in cross-rolling.

  4. Effects of pitching and rolling on reactor power

    Present report is described about the effect of pitching and rolling on 'MUTSU' reactor power. Using the vertical gyro and the acceleration detectors, we measured pitching and rolling in addition to physical quantities from the nuclear reactor instrumentations on a voyage for N.S.'MUTSU' Power-Up Tests. This data was used to apply a multivariable autoregressive model to analyze the correlations between pitching-angle, rolling-angle, steam flow (load), neutron flux (power) and primary coolant temperature. Concerning reactor kinetics, we got a result that the pitching and rolling have no effect on primary coolant temperature and neutron flux. It is found that the frequencies at high coherence between load and power is lower and separate from the frequencies at the pitching and rolling. The pitching and rolling mainly depend on the size, weight and position of center of gravity of the ship, on the other hand the load-follow characteristics depend on the load and heat capacities of primary loop and secondary loop of the reactor. For this reason we interpret that the design of reactor and ship of N.S.'MUTSU' match well each other. (author)

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

    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/

  6. Sticking Phenomenon Occurring during Hot Rolling of Ferritic Stainless Steels

    Sticking phenomenon occurring during hot rolling of two ferritic stainless steels, STS 430J1L and STS 436L, was investigated in this study. A hot rolling simulation test was carried out using a high-temperature wear tester capable of controlling rolling speed, load, and temperature. The simulation test results at 900 .deg. C and 1000 .deg. C revealed that the sticking process proceeded with three stages, i.e., nucleation, growth, and saturation, for the both stainless steels, and that STS 430J1L had a smaller number of sticking nucleation sites than the STS436L because of higher high-temperature hardness, thereby leading to a smaller amount of the sticking. When the test temperature was 1070 .deg. C, the sticking hardly occurred in both stainless steels as Fe-Cr oxide layers were formed on the surface of the rolled materials. These findings suggested that the improvement of high-temperature properties of stainless steels and the appropriate rolling conditions for readily forming oxide layers on the rolled material surface were required in order to prevent or minimize the sticking

  7. Prediction of mechanical properties of hot rolled steel products

    P. Šimeček

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Model for prediction of mechanical properties of rolled steel products after final cooling from exitrolling temperature is one of the basic component of any software for complex computer simulation of rollingtechnologies. Theoretical background and implementation of such software tool is described.Design/methodology/approach: After calculation of cooling curves by any technology dependent Shell thesoftware tool MECHP can be called to predict CCT Diagram from current chemical composition of steel andinitial properties of deformed austenite first than structure shares (percentage of ferrite, pearlite, bainite andmartensite resulting from austenite decomposition process for given cooling curve and finally mechanicalproperties of final product after cooling (hardness, yield stress, tensile strength are calculated. Implementationof MECHP tool into the software RollFEM3D for 3D Finite Elements Method simulation of rolling processesis presented.Findings: Comparison of MECHP calculations with measured process data (water cooling and subsequent aircooling of hot rolled narrow plate and wire shows correspondence that is satisfactory for using in control ofprocess cooling technology.Practical implications: Results of verification showed that the software tool MECHP is implementable asa postprocessor into off-line rolling process simulation software or can be used as a mechanical propertiespredictor in software for on-line control of cooling.Originality/value: Developing of technology independent Library solving the problem of final mechanicalproperties prediction for various kinds of rolling technologies.

  8. Fault feature extraction of rolling element bearings using sparse representation

    He, Guolin; Ding, Kang; Lin, Huibin

    2016-03-01

    Influenced by factors such as speed fluctuation, rolling element sliding and periodical variation of load distribution and impact force on the measuring direction of sensor, the impulse response signals caused by defective rolling bearing are non-stationary, and the amplitudes of the impulse may even drop to zero when the fault is out of load zone. The non-stationary characteristic and impulse missing phenomenon reduce the effectiveness of the commonly used demodulation method on rolling element bearing fault diagnosis. Based on sparse representation theories, a new approach for fault diagnosis of rolling element bearing is proposed. The over-complete dictionary is constructed by the unit impulse response function of damped second-order system, whose natural frequencies and relative damping ratios are directly identified from the fault signal by correlation filtering method. It leads to a high similarity between atoms and defect induced impulse, and also a sharply reduction of the redundancy of the dictionary. To improve the matching accuracy and calculation speed of sparse coefficient solving, the fault signal is divided into segments and the matching pursuit algorithm is carried out by segments. After splicing together all the reconstructed signals, the fault feature is extracted successfully. The simulation and experimental results show that the proposed method is effective for the fault diagnosis of rolling element bearing in large rolling element sliding and low signal to noise ratio circumstances.

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

    Junker, Daniel H; Stggl, Thomas L

    2015-12-01

    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 stretching method. PMID:25992660

  10. Numerical modelling of the bimetallic reinforcement bar rolling process

    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.

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

    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...... 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...... 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...

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

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

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

    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.

  14. Rolling forecasts in a Beyond Budgeting environment : a case study on the use of rolling forecasts as a management tool

    Ton-Nu, Vivi

    2014-01-01

    By adopting a case study approach, this thesis aims to illustrate how rolling forecasts are implemented in a Beyond Budgeting environment. The thesis places emphasis on the middle managers’situation and their changed situation as a result of implementation of rolling forecasts as a planning tool as an alternative to budgets. The case study has been conducted in one of the leading financial corporations in the Nordic countries. Through the use of qualitative research, the study takes a hol...

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

    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.

  16. Patterned immobilization of antibodies within roll-to-roll hot embossed polymeric microfluidic channels.

    Feyssa, Belachew; Liedert, Christina; Kivimaki, Liisa; Johansson, Leena-Sisko; Jantunen, Heli; Hakalahti, Leena

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes a method for the patterned immobilization of capture antibodies into a microfluidic platform fabricated by roll-to-roll (R2R) hot embossing on poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). Covalent attachment of antibodies was achieved by two sequential inkjet printing steps. First, a polyethyleneimine (PEI) layer was deposited onto oxygen plasma activated PMMA foil and further cross-linked with glutaraldehyde (GA) to provide an amine-reactive aldehyde surface (PEI-GA). This step was followed by a second deposition of antibody by overprinting on the PEI-GA patterned PMMA foil. The PEI polymer ink was first formulated to ensure stable drop formation in inkjet printing and the printed films were characterized using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Anti-CRP antibody was patterned on PMMA foil by the developed method and bonded permanently with R2R hot embossed PMMA microchannels by solvent bonding lamination. The functionality of the immobilized antibody inside the microfluidic channel was evaluated by fluorescence-based sandwich immunoassay for detection of C-reactive protein (CRP). The antibody-antigen assay exhibited a good level of linearity over the range of 10 ng/ml to 500 ng/ml (R(2) = 0.991) with a calculated detection limit of 5.2 ng/ml. The developed patterning method is straightforward, rapid and provides a versatile approach for creating multiple protein patterns in a single microfluidic channel for multiplexed immunoassays. PMID:23874811

  17. In-line roll-to-roll metrology for flexible electronics

    Kimbrough, Brad

    2015-09-01

    The flexible electronics market continues to grow at a rapid pace. Increasing numbers of applications employ the flexible components including displays, biomedical devices, smart apparel, and advanced sensors. To maintain performance and lifetime, many characteristics of the substrate and deposited layers must be monitored. This includes defects, surface roughness, and feature alignment. Ideally, in-situ metrology can be employed in roll-to-roll (R2R) equipment to allow for real-time process control. This presents the necessary three-dimensional metrology system with several challenging requirements: high vertical and transverse resolution, large field-of-view, extremely fast measurement times, and robust vibration immunity. This paper will discuss the design and performance of a compact, low-cost, large-field interferometric probe for in-situ measurement of R2R substrates. Samples with a variety of known and unknown features and roughnesses will be measured to characterize the performance of the system. Static and moving substrates will be measured to examine effects on results. Optimization of processing to allow for on-board analysis will be examined. Lastly, the paper will discuss how such probes may be arrayed to provide a high degree of areal coverage of the flexible substrate under test.

  18. Design of an airframe agnostic roll-on/roll-off (AA-RORO) sensor platform

    Sparks, Bruce; Wowczuk, Zenovy S.; Harrison, A. Jay

    2009-05-01

    The US military has recently taken tactical steps to increase its ISR capabilities to support military operations. Due to the dynamic capabilities of the terrorist threat, there is a need for a payload- and airframe-agnostic, rapid-deployment sensor system that can be used on multiple airframes for in-theater missions and for the test and evaluation of sensors prior to fielding. This "plug-and-play" system, based upon the Oculus Sensor Deployment System technology, uses a system-of-systems approach to modularize the base platform, thereby allowing the system to conform to aircraft such as the C-130, C-27, V-22, CH-47, CH-53 and CASA-235 without any modification to the airframe itself. This type of system can be used as (1) a versatile, cost-effective test and evaluation platform for current and developmental sensors as well as (2) an in-theater ISR asset that can be used on readily available airframes at a particular location. This paper illustrates the CONUS and OCONUS mission potential of this multi-airframe system and outlines the novel design characteristics that the Airframe Agnostic Roll-on/Roll-off (AA-RORO) sensor platform incorporates to make it the most versatile, rapid-deployment sensor platform available to support near-term U.S. military operations. The system concept was developed with the support of and input from multiple military agencies and the respective branches they represent.

  19. Interlayer adhesion in roll-to-roll processed flexible inverted polymer solar cells

    Dupont, Stephanie R.

    2012-02-01

    The interlayer adhesion of roll-to-roll processed flexible inverted P3HT:PCBM bulk heterojunction (BHJ) polymer solar cells is reported. Poor adhesion between adjacent layers may result in loss of device performance from delamination driven by the thermomechanical stresses in the device. We demonstrate how a thin-film adhesion technique can be applied to flexible organic solar cells to obtain quantitative adhesion values. For the P3HT:PCBM-based BHJ polymer solar cells, the interface of the BHJ with the conductive polymer layer PEDOT:PSS was found to be the weakest. The adhesion fracture energy varied from 1.6 J/m2 to 0.1 J/m2 depending on the composition of the P3HT:PCBM layer. Post-deposition annealing time and temperature were shown to increase the adhesion at this interface. Additionally the PEDOT:PSS cells are compared with V2O5 cells whereby adhesive failure marked by high fracture energies was observed. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  2. Improvement of fatigue strength on crank shaft by fillet rolling. Crank jiku no fillet roll kako ni yoru kyodo kojo

    Shimamoto, T.; Yamaguchi, T.; Suzuki, Y.; Omi, R. (Mitsubishi Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1990-06-01

    In recent years, in view of the trend of power increase of engines for passenger cars, the trend of making engines compact, making crank shafts very strong and improving its dependability, and also in view of the social requirements from the standpoints of the environment as well as energy saving, fillet rolling which can treat a crank shaft in a short time without using heat is drawing attention and is being put for practical use as a method of strengthening crank shafts. In this article, effects of fillet rolling conditions on bending fatigue strength, a study on factors for improving strength and application of fillet rolling to forged crank shafts are outlined. Since a great majority of damages of crank shafts of passenger cars is fatigue failure of the rounded parts of fillet, samples were made and fatigue tests were conducted. As a result, the following information was obtained: Fillet rolling is an energy saving method to strengthen a crank shaft in a short time and fatigue strength can be enhanced irrespective of quality of material, but in this, a rolling load takes part. When fillet rolling is done to a SCM440 quenched-and-tempered crank shaft, its bending fatigue stress is improved by 45%. 3 refs., 21 figs., 3 tabs.

  3. Roll-to-roll compatible organic thin film transistor manufacturing technique by printing, lamination, and laser ablation

    We present roll-to-roll printing compatible techniques for manufacturing organic thin film transistors using two separately processed foils that are laminated together. The introduction of heat-assisted lamination opens up possibilities for material and processing combinations. The lamination of two separately processed substrates together will allow usage of pre-patterned electrodes on both substrates and materials with non-compatible solvents. Also, the surface microstructure is formed differently when laminating dry films together compared to film formation from liquid phase. Demonstrator transistors, inverters and ring oscillators were produced using lamination techniques. Finally, a roll-to-roll compatible lamination concept is proposed where also the source and drain electrodes are patterned by laser ablation. The demonstrator transistors have shown very good lifetime in air, which is contributed partly to the good material combination and partly to the enhanced interface formation in heat-assisted lamination process. - Highlights: • A roll-to-roll compatible lamination technique for printed electronics is proposed. • Laser ablation allows highly defined metal top and bottom electrodes. • Method opens up processing possibilities for incompatible materials and solvents. • Shearing forces may enhance molecular orientation and packing. • An air stable polymer transistor is demonstrated with a lifetime of years

  4. Study of deformation texture in an AZ31 magnesium alloy rolled at wide range of rolling speed and reductions

    Sanjari, M.; Tamimi, S.; Su, J.; Kabir, A. S.; Hara, K.; Utsunomiya, H.; Petrov, R.; Yue, S.; Kestens, L.

    2015-04-01

    The plasticity of Mg is restricted at low temperatures because: (a) only a small number of deformation mechanisms can be activated, and (b) a preferred crystallographic orientation (texture) develops in wrought alloys, especially in flat-rolled sheets. This causes problems in thin sheet processing as well as component manufacturing from the sheet. In this study, different rolling speeds from 15 to 1000 m/min were employed to warm-roll AZ31B magnesium alloy to different reductions. The results show that AZ31B sheets rolled at 15 m/min and 100 C has fractured for reductions of more than 30% per pass. However, by increasing the rolling speed to 1000 m/min the rollability was improved significantly and the material can be rolled to reductions of more than 70% per pass. The results show that with increasing strain rate at 100C, the splitting of basal poles was observed, indicating the activation of more contraction twins and secondary twins.

  5. Roll-to-roll compatible organic thin film transistor manufacturing technique by printing, lamination, and laser ablation

    Hassinen, Tomi, E-mail: Tomi.Hassinen@vtt.fi; Ruotsalainen, Teemu; Laakso, Petri; Penttilä, Raimo; Sandberg, Henrik G.O.

    2014-11-28

    We present roll-to-roll printing compatible techniques for manufacturing organic thin film transistors using two separately processed foils that are laminated together. The introduction of heat-assisted lamination opens up possibilities for material and processing combinations. The lamination of two separately processed substrates together will allow usage of pre-patterned electrodes on both substrates and materials with non-compatible solvents. Also, the surface microstructure is formed differently when laminating dry films together compared to film formation from liquid phase. Demonstrator transistors, inverters and ring oscillators were produced using lamination techniques. Finally, a roll-to-roll compatible lamination concept is proposed where also the source and drain electrodes are patterned by laser ablation. The demonstrator transistors have shown very good lifetime in air, which is contributed partly to the good material combination and partly to the enhanced interface formation in heat-assisted lamination process. - Highlights: • A roll-to-roll compatible lamination technique for printed electronics is proposed. • Laser ablation allows highly defined metal top and bottom electrodes. • Method opens up processing possibilities for incompatible materials and solvents. • Shearing forces may enhance molecular orientation and packing. • An air stable polymer transistor is demonstrated with a lifetime of years.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  8. Mathematical simulation of controlled cooling for high speed rolled wire in Stelmor process

    Mathematical models have been developed to predict the temperature distribution and austenite - pearlite transformation kinetics during the processing of high carbon steel wire in a stelmor machine. For a given rod radius there are three critical fans whose mechanical efficiency should be periodically reviewed to maintain constant cooling condition. These models are currently being applied for rod production control at the transformation at the conveyor of Tangshan Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., High Speed Wire Rod Rolling Mill, China. (author)

  9. 75 FR 64246 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil: Correction to Notice of...

    2010-10-19

    ... Japan, 64 FR 34778 (June 29, 1999). Hot-rolled steel coil which meets the following chemical, physical... Products From Brazil, 67 FR 11093 (March 12, 2002) (``Order''). The Order states incorrectly that ``certain... International Trade Administration Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From...

  10. 75 FR 47541 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Brazil and Japan: Final Results of...

    2010-08-06

    ...) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 16437 (April 1, 2010). The... International Trade Administration Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Brazil and Japan... Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on hot-rolled...

  11. Roll-over characteristics of human walking on inclined surfaces.

    Hansen, Andrew H; Childress, Dudley S; Miff, Steve C

    2004-12-01

    Roll-over characteristics of able-bodied human subjects walking on ramped surfaces were examined in this study. Ten subjects walked at their normal self-selected speed on a level surface, a 5-deg ramp, and a 10-deg ramped surface. Ramps were designed such that ground reaction forces and center of pressure of the ground reaction forces could be measured on their surfaces. This set-up facilitated calculation of the effective rockers that the ankle-foot (AF) and knee-ankle-foot (KAF) systems conformed to during single-limb stance (contralateral toe off to contralateral heel contact). Since our original "roll-over shapes" were characterized between heel contact and opposite heel contact, we label the shapes found during single-limb stance as "truncated roll-over shapes". We hypothesized that the ankle-foot system would adapt to the various surfaces, creating a roll-over shape that would change in orientation with different levels of inclination. The truncated AF roll-over shapes supported this hypothesis for uphill walking but did not support the hypothesis for downhill walking. However, truncated roll-over shapes of the KAF system did adjust their orientation to match both the positive and negative levels of surface inclination. In general, the ankle appears to be the main adapting joint when walking up inclined surfaces while the knee becomes important for the overall adaptation in downhill walking. Knowledge of physiological lower-limb roll-over characteristics on ramped surfaces may help in the development of biomimetic prostheses and orthoses that will automatically adapt to changes in walking surface inclination. PMID:15664674

  12. High speed twin roll casting of 6061 alloy strips

    T. Haga

    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.

  13. THE THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF VIBRATION DAMPERS BY ROLLING FRICTION

    L. M. Bondarenko

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. There are some unresolved issues in vibration damping – the lack of engineering calculations for the vibration dampers by rolling friction; the absence of evidence of their application appropriateness. Considering this fact, the authors suggest to prove that the dampers based on rolling friction, are similar in rate of oscillation damping by hydraulic shock absorbers. At the same time, they are easier for the hydraulic design, and easily amenable to manual adjustment, both in automatic and manual mode. Methodology. Fixed techniques of practice in order to determine amplitudes of the oscillations of a shock absorber led to a predetermined result and will apply this theory in the calculation of other vibration dampers. Findings. Analysis of the formulas and graphs leads to the following conclusions and recommendations: 1 the nature of the oscillation damping at vibration dampers by rolling friction is close to their decay in the viscous resistance; 2 when conducting the necessary experiments the shock absorber rolling can be recommended as alternatives to hydraulic ones. The research results of this task will help implement the new trend in reduction of dynamic loads in vehicles. Originality. With the help of theoretical curves to determine the coefficients of rolling friction the dependences for determining the amplitudes of the oscillations in the vertical movement of cargo were obtained. At the same time, the previously proposed analytical dependence for determining the coefficient of rolling friction contains only conventional mechanical constants of the contacting bodies and there geometrical dimensions. Practical value. Due to the existing well-known disadvantages of hydraulic shock absorbers it would be logical to apply shock absorbers that are technologically convenient in manufacturing and easy to adjust the damping rate. The proposed theory can be used in the design of shock absorbers rolling as an alternative to the hydraulic shock absorbers of machines.

  14. Research on single-phase forced circulation in rectangular channel flow characteristics under rolling conditions

    Studies on the single-phase flow characteristics in rolling rectangular channel were carried out using the de-ionized water as the working fluid under normal temperature and pressure. The single-phase water friction coefficient under rolling conditions is obtained, according to the pressure drop measured by experiments. Experimental results show that the volume flow of the closed loop cyclical fluctuations under rolling conditions. The amplitude of fluctuation increased with increasing rolling amplitude and frequency, and the average volume flow decreased due to the rolling motion. The average friction coefficient in rolling is larger than the one in the steady-state, which depends on the rolling amplitude, rolling cycle and the average Reynolds numbers. Empirical correlation for the average friction coefficient under rolling conditions is obtained by fitting a large number of experiment data. (authors)

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

    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)

  16. The Stiffness Characteristics Study on an Interconnected Anti-Rolling Suspension System

    Hou, Youshan; Song, Huixin; Ma, Ming; Xiao, Jie; Zhao, Ning

    The heavy-duty special vehicles easily roll during steering, anti-rolling technology becomes a critical technology to the heavy-duty vehicles. Aiming at the rolling problem of a full load heavy vehicle in the process of steering, an interconnected anti-rolling suspension system with adjustable damping was designed, the nonlinear stiffness mathematical model of interconnected anti-rolling suspension system was established. The stiffness characteristic was studied through digital simulation method, discussing the system parameter changes' affection on the stiffness performance of interconnected anti-rolling suspension system. The study results indicate that the interconnected anti-rolling suspension system betterly improves vehicles rolling resistance in contrast to the oil-gas mixed independent suspension, the study results provide theoretical basis for the anti-rolling's design of heavy-duty vehicles.

  17. Experimental and theoretical study on minimum achievable foil thickness during asymmetric rolling.

    Tang, Delin; Liu, Xianghua; Song, Meng; Yu, Hailiang

    2014-01-01

    Parts produced by microforming are becoming ever smaller. Similarly, the foils required in micro-machines are becoming ever thinner. The asymmetric rolling technique is capable of producing foils that are thinner than those produced by the conventional rolling technique. The difference between asymmetric rolling and conventional rolling is the 'cross-shear' zone. However, the influence of the cross-shear zone on the minimum achievable foil thickness during asymmetric rolling is still uncertain. In this paper, we report experiments designed to understand this critical influencing factor on the minimum achievable thickness in asymmetric rolling. Results showed that the minimum achievable thickness of rolled foils produced by asymmetric rolling with a rolling speed ratio of 1.3 can be reduced to about 30% of that possible by conventional rolling technique. Furthermore, the minimum achievable thickness during asymmetric rolling could be correlated to the cross-shear ratio, which, in turn, could be related to the rolling speed ratio. From the experimental results, a formula to calculate the minimum achievable thickness was established, considering the parameters cross-shear ratio, friction coefficient, work roll radius, etc. in asymmetric rolling. PMID:25203265

  18. Innovation in pressure tube rolled joint sampling

    AECL has been developing pressure tube (PT) sampling technology for the past eighteen years to take material from a PT for hydrogen and deuterium analysis. Hitherto, more than 2500 samples have been successfully taken from CANDU PTs by this proven technology. The hydrogen and deuterium content in the body of a PT is a key parameter in assessing the remaining service life of a PT. Sampling is a process of taking material (oxide and sample chips) from a PT by using specialized tools. AECL has successfully deployed several such tools: damp sampling tool (DST), single head sampling tool (SHST or wet), multi-head sampling tool (MHST), and circumferential sampling tool (CST) at CANDU stations around the world. The tools are delivered to fuel channels (FCs) either manually or by available delivery machines. The CST is a specialized tool, developed to take material samples from the rolled joint (RJ) region of a pressure tube for hydrogen isotope concentration analysis. The tool obtains a circumferentially-oriented sample from the inside surface of the PT in the region of a RJ. The Mark I (damp) CST has been successfully used on-reactor for the past eight years. Part of the CST development included qualification of post-sampling PT to end fitting RJs for leak tightness and pull-out strength. In order to take advantage of the availability of current delivery machines, reduce the time, cost and dose associated with damp sampling activities, AECL has adapted its Mark I (damp) CST to develop the Mark II system. The new Mark II (wet) CST makes use of key components of the original design. However, the updated design may be operated with either of the new delivery systems used at CANDU reactors (the Advance Delivery Machine or the Universal Delivery Machine). Hence reduction in radiation dosage to field personnel and outage time result. Simple changes are made to re-configure the tool for use with either delivery system. A laboratory prototype tool has been produced and successfully demonstrated, including testing with the ADM. This paper discusses this new sampling innovation. (author)

  19. Note on the stability of viscous roll-waves

    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 ...

  20. 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

    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.