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  1. Fragilización por envejecimiento de aceros inoxidables moldeados

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    Mazorra Incera, Luis; Gutiérrez-Solana Salcedo, Federico; González Martínez, Javier Jesús; Varona Ruiz, José María

    1989-01-01

    RESUMEN. En este artículo se presenta, por una parte, la exposición resumida de los modelos teóricos existentes sobre la fragilización de aceros inoxidables moldeados austenoferríticos causada por envejecimiento térmico a 280ºC y, por otra, el análisis-aplicación a un acero real fragilizado, procedente del circuito de recirculación de una central nuclear. Los resultados obtenidos advierten de una importante fragilización al prever una reducción del 50% de la tenacidad a temperatura ambiente e...

  2. Transformaciones Microestructurales en Soldaduras Disímiles de Acero Inoxidable Austenítico con Acero Inoxidable Ferrítico

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    Sara María Aguilar-Sierra; Claudia Patricia Serna-Giraldo; Ricardo Emilio Aristizábal-Sierra

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo se estudian los fenómenos metalúrgicos que ocurren en la soldadura SMAW de un acero inoxidable ferrítico AISI 430 con un acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 316L. Para el estudio se utilizaron dos tipos de electrodos: austenítico AWS E309L y dúplex AWS E2209-16, ambos con un diámetro de 3,2 mm. Las uniones soldadas se realizaron con un solo pase y se variaron simultáneamente la corriente y la velocidad de soldadura; las condiciones fueron ...

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

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    José Luddey Marulanda Arevalo

    2013-12-01

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

  4. Transformaciones Microestructurales en Soldaduras Disímiles de Acero Inoxidable Austenítico con Acero Inoxidable Ferrítico

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    Sara María Aguilar-Sierra

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudian los fenómenos metalúrgicos que ocurren en la soldadura SMAW de un acero inoxidable ferrítico AISI 430 con un acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 316L. Para el estudio se utilizaron dos tipos de electrodos: austenítico AWS E309L y dúplex AWS E2209-16, ambos con un diámetro de 3,2 mm. Las uniones soldadas se realizaron con un solo pase y se variaron simultáneamente la corriente y la velocidad de soldadura; las condiciones fueron 49 A y 2,4 mm.s–1como valores bajos y 107 A y 4,3 mm.s–1como valores altos. Se evaluó la influencia del tipo de electrodo y de los parámetros de soldadura en la evolución microestructural de las zonas afectadas por el calor y de las zonas de fusión, encontrando diferencias en la morfología y cantidad de ferrita delta para todas las condiciones estudiadas. Se evidenció crecimiento y refinación de grano ferrítico y formación de martensita en la zona afectada por el calor del metal base ferrítico. Se evaluó también la resistencia a la tensión hallando similitudes en todas las soldaduras.

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

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    Martínez, M.

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se trata el desarrollo de la tecnología de obtención de polvos microporosos de acero inoxidable mediante atomización y recocido de descarburación. La esencia del proceso consiste en recarburar el metal en estado líquido y, posteriormente, descarburar el polvo en estado sólido mediante recocido en hidrógeno o amoniaco disociado. Con esta tecnología se logra la formación de una microporosidad interna en la partícula, que aligera el material y mejora los procesos de conformación, ya que aumenta la deformación que puede experimentar una partícula. A su vez, se reduce el costo de producción y los gastos de inversión, para asimilar la tecnología. Además, se exponen los resultados del estudio cinético acerca de la descarburación y la caracterización del polvo de acero inoxidable obtenido.

    En el trabajo se trata el desarrollo de la tecnología de obtención de polvos microporosos de acero inoxidable mediante atomización y recocido de descarburación. La esencia del proceso consiste en recarburar el metal en estado líquido y, posteriormente, descarburar el polvo en estado sólido mediante recocido en hidrógeno o amoniaco disociado. Con esta tecnología se logra la formación de una microporosidad interna en la partícula, que aligera el material y mejora los procesos de conformación, ya que aumenta la deformación que puede experimentar una partícula. A su vez, se reduce el costo de producción y los gastos de inversión, para asimilar la tecnología. Además, se exponen los resultados del estudio cinético acerca de la descarburación y la caracterización del polvo de acero inoxidable obtenido.

  6. Estudio de la corrosión producida en aceros inoxidables 304 en procesos de soldadura

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    Terán, G.; Tovar, C.; Portocarrero, J.; Sánchez, N. A. de

    2004-01-01

    En este trabajo de investigación se analizan las probetas de aceros inoxidables 304 que después de haber sido soldadas mediante los procesos de soldadura SMAW, GMAW y GTAW, se sometieron a un ambiente corrosivo propio de las condiciones de trabajo. Se estudió la microestructura del cordón de soldadura utilizando microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM), la interfase entre el material base y el de aporte se estudió utilizando un microscopio óptico y analizador de imágenes.

  7. Estudio de la corrosión producida en aceros inoxidables 304 en procesos de soldadura

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    G. Terán

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo de investigación se analizan las probetas de aceros inoxidables 304 que después de haber sido soldadas mediante los procesos de soldadura SMAW, GMAW y GTAW, se sometieron a un ambiente corrosivo propio de las condiciones de trabajo. Se estudió la microestructura del cordón de soldadura utilizando microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM, la interfase entre el material base y el de aporte se estudió utilizando un microscopio óptico y analizador de imágenes.

  8. "CARACTERIZACIÓN Y PROPIEDADES MECANICAS DE LA SOLDADURA DE UN ACERO INOXIDABLE FERRIRICO AISI 430"

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    Moreno Rodríguez, Arturo

    2012-01-01

    En la presente trabajo se investiga la soldabilidad del acero inoxidable ferrítico AISI 430. Las propiedades mecánicas y la microestructura se relacionan con las variables operativas del proceso de soldadura, de ahí que jueguen un papel importante para lograr óptimas propiedades. Buscando la mejora de las propiedades mecánicas de las uniones soldadas, posteriormente, se les aplicó un tratamiento térmico post-soldadura. Las uniones se realizaron mediante el proceso de soldadu...

  9. Estudio de propagación de grietas por fatiga en un acero inoxidable austenítico metaestable

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    Bouet, Nicolas

    2010-01-01

    Doble titulació Este proyecto evalúa el comportamiento de la propagación de grietas en un acero inoxidable austenítico metaestable, el AISI 301. Este acero puede transformar una parte de su microestructura en martensita bajo deformación aplicada. Las experiencias han sido llevadas a cabo en el Centro de Integridad Estructural y de Fiabilidad de materiales de la ETSEIB-UPC durante el primer semestre del curso escolar 2009 - 2010. Se estudia cuatro tipos de aceros AISI 301, ca...

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  11. “CARACTERIZACION NO DESTRUCTIVA DE TRATAMIENTOS TÉRMICOS DE ENVEJECIMIENTO EN ACERO INOXIDABLE DÚPLEX 2205”

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    Ortiz Lara, Noemí

    2012-01-01

    Los aceros inoxidables dúplex presentan una microestructura de dos fases con cantidades aproximadamente iguales de ferrita (α) y austenita (γ) lo cual le dan una combinación de buenas propiedades mecánicas y excelente resistencia al agrietamiento por corrosión lo cual los hace atractivos para ser usados en la industria petrolera, química y nuclear. La buena relación entre propiedades mecánicas y resistencia a la corrosión que presenta este tipo de aceros puede ser perdida por l...

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

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    José D.B de Mello; Paulo S. de S Bálsamo

    2006-01-01

    Se estudió el comportamiento tribológico de los aceros inoxidables utilizados en cubertería. Se sometieron aceros martensíticos y ferríticos con diferentes contenidos de carbono y cromo a ensayos con micro-abrasión y desgaste por deslizamiento alternado. A pesar de que la composición química haya afectado considerablemente la micro estructura y dureza de las aleaciones, el comportamiento en la abrasión y en el coeficiente de fricción no fueron afectados por estos factores. La velocidad de des...

  13. Propagación de la transformación martensítica inducida por deformación en la velocidad de crecimiento de grietas por fatiga de aceros inoxidables austeníticos metaestables

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    Rodríguez Nogal, Javier

    2007-01-01

    En este proyecto se ha realizado una introducción a los aceros inoxidables, su uso, aplicación y breve historia de su origen. A continuación se ha estudiado en detalle la transformación martensítica inducida por deformación en los aceros inoxidables austeníticos metaestables, por ser este tipo de inoxidables los analizados en el proyecto. Se ha realizado la caracterización microestructural de un redondo de acero inoxidable austenítico metaestable calidad AISI 301, así como una ...

  14. Comportamiento electroquímico de un acero inoxidable AISI 430 implantado con cerio

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    Abreu, C. M.

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Chemical treatment in solutions containing cerium compounds has been widely used for prevention of localized corrosion in aluminium alloys (pitting corrosion as well as in stainless steels (crevice corrosion. Ionic implantation presents several advantages for stainless steels. The present paper is devoted to study the effect of cerium implantation on the properties of passive films formed on an AISI 430 stainless steel in alkaline medium. The electrochemical study is performed by cyclic voltammetry and EIS. The chemical characterisation of the oxides film developed is performed by XPS, and the morphological study corresponds to SEM examination. The results show that cerium implantation hinders magnetite formation as well as chromium oxidation processes.

    En los últimos años, se ha extendido el uso de disoluciones de sales de cerio como tratamiento para mejorar la resistencia localizada de las aleaciones de aluminio y para incrementar la resistencia a la corrosión en resquicio de diversos aceros inoxidables. En el caso de estos últimos, la adición de cerio mediante implantación iónica supone notables ventajas con respecto a otros tratamientos. En este artículo se investiga el efecto que ejerce la implantación de cerio sobre la película pasivante de un acero inoxidable ferrítico AISI 430. Para ello, se analiza el comportamiento electroquímico en medio básico mediante la utilización de voltametría cíclica y espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica. La caracterización química de la película de óxidos formada se realiza mediante XPS, y el estudio morfológico mediante SEM. Los resultados muestran una importante inhibición en la formación de magnetita, así como una reducción en el proceso de oxidación que experimenta el cromo en el acero implantado con cerio.

  15. “ESTUDIO DEL EFECTO DEL NITROGENO ADICIONADO AL GAS DE PROTECCION MEDIANTE EL PROCESO DE SOLDADURA GMAW, SOBRE UN RECARGUE DE ACERO INOXIDABLE 410”

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    Avila Cruz, Luis Adrian

    2012-01-01

    Los aceros inoxidables martensíticos de la serie 400, son utilizados en la industria del gas, tuberías de vapor, álabes de turbinas de vapor, los rodillos de colada continua y otras piezas de aplicación industrial. Debido a las condiciones de trabajo a los que está sometido el acero inoxidable martensítico, este puede ser reforzado para un mejor funcionamiento, ya que las condiciones a los que esta sometidos con el tiempo inducen la falla en el recargue y por consiguiente una r...

  16. PRECIPITACIÓN DE LA FASE SIGMA BAJO LA APLICACIÓN DE CICLOS TERMICOS EN UN ACERO INOXIDABLE SUPERDÚPLEX SAF 2507

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    Villalobos Vera, Doris Ivette

    2012-01-01

    El acero inoxidable superdúplex es utilizado principalmente en la industria química, petroquímica y del petróleo ya que consiste aproximadamente de 50% ferrita y 50% austenita, lo que permite una combinación de excelentes propiedades mecánicas y una elevada resistencia a la corrosión. Las características y propiedades que ofrecen los aceros inoxidables superdúplex, se deben a los contenidos de Cr, Mo, Ni y N, los cuales también promueven la formación de fase sigma. Esta fase...

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

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    Botella, J.

    1997-10-01

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

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

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

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    Fosca, C.

    1996-08-01

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

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

  19. Precipitación de la fase sigma bajo la aplicación de ciclos térmicos en un acero inoxidable superduplex SAF 2507

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    Villalobos Vera, Doris Ivette

    2011-01-01

    El acero inoxidable superdúplex es utilizado principalmente en la industria química, petroquímica y del petróleo ya que consiste aproximadamente de 50% ferrita y 50% austenita, lo que permite una combinación de excelentes propiedades mecánicas y una elevada resistencia a la corrosión.

  20. Identificación de Fases y Precipitados por MFA en Uniones de Acero Inoxidable Dúplex

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    María Eugenia Herrera López

    Full Text Available Resumen La Microscopía de Fuerza Atómica (MFA, técnica de caracterización que genera imágenes topográficas de superficies a muy altas resoluciones, opera registrando los detalles de relieve superficial del material con un cantiléver que se mueve sobre la muestra, mientras un detector piezoeléctrico monitorea los cambios de altura. Ésta técnica, adquiere relevancia en el campo de la identificación de fases, partículas y precipitados a niveles de nanoescala por lo que se propone para su identificación en la zona de fusión de componentes soldados y para la identificación temprana de fallas por agrietamiento. Es una técnica que no requiere de muestras conductoras, o la especial preparación metalográfica de probetas como es el caso de la microscopia electrónica. El material de estudio es un acero inoxidable dúplex 2205, unido por arco metálico y electrodo de tungsteno (GTAW. Al material soldado se le practicó ensayo de tensión. Las probetas fueron caracterizadas mediante microscopia óptica, microscopía electrónica de barrido, microscopía de fuerza atómica y pruebas de nanoindentación. Los resultados se concentran en la identificación de las características magnéticas, topográficas y dureza específicos de cada una de las fases, partículas y regiones presentes en el metal base, zona de fusión y la zona deformada por la fractura.

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

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    José D.B de Mello

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Bethencourt, M.

    2010-02-01

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

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

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

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    Amigó, V.

    2005-04-01

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

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

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

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    Ruiz-Prieto, J. M.

    2005-12-01

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

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

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    González, O.

    2003-12-01

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

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

  6. Formación de microporosidad interna en polvos de acero inoxidable: cinética y mecanismo

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    Martínez, M.

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available The internal microporosity of stainless steel powders is obtained by a technology developed in the Metallurgical Research Center (CIME in collaboration with ISPETP, which consists of carbon enrichment of alloy during the fusion process, and after powder atomization a subsequent decarburization annealing. The internal microporosity, which can reach up to 10 volume percent of the steel particle, reduces powder density and improves powder compressibility, while costs for technology installation are also reduced. In this paper the technology for obtaining the microporosity, the mathematical models of the process, and the structural transformations undergone by stainless steel powder are shown. It is concluded that for carbon contents lower than 0.05% internal microporosity tends to disappear.

    El Centro de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas (CIME de La Habana, en colaboración con el Instituto Superior Pedagógico para la Educación Técnica Profesional (ISPETP, ha desarrollado una tecnología para la obtención de los polvos de acero inoxidable con microporosidad interna. La tecnología consiste en enriquecer la aleación con carbono durante la fusión y, una vez atomizado el polvo, someterlo a un recocido de descarburación. La microporosidad interna, que puede alcanzar hasta un 10 % en volumen de la partícula, reduce la densidad de los polvos y mejora su compresibilidad, al tiempo que reduce los costes de instalación. El presente trabajo muestra la tecnología de obtención de la microporosidad, los modelos matemáticos del proceso y las transformaciones estructurales que sufre el polvo de acero inoxidable. Se concluye que la microporosidad tiende a desaparecer para contenidos de carbono menores de 0,05 %.

  7. Diseño, construcción y puesta en funcionamiento de un alambique modificado de acero inoxidable a nivel de laboratorio

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    Otiniano Cáceres, Manuel Eduardo; Departamento Académico de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Romero y Otiniano, P.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, UNMSM.; Garrido, A.; Departamento Académico de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Flores, R.; Departamento Académico de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Deza, E.; Departamento Académico de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Cárdenas, J.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Lombira, J.; Departamento Académico de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Mori, V.; Estudiante de la E.A.P. de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.; Meneses, K.; Estudiante de la E.A.P. de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

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    Se presenta en el presente trabajo las características principales del alambique modificado de acero inoxidable a nivel de laboratorio, construido en un proyecto de investigación del año 2014. La puesta en funcionamiento se hicieron con ensayos de mosto fermentado de uva quebranta proveniente del Valle de Lunahuana, Cañete, obteniéndose pisco de aceptable calidad.

  8. Análisis de las películas pasivas generadas en aceros inoxidables implantados con cromo

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    Abreu, C. Mª

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available This work studies the effect of chromium implantation on the development of passive layers generated electrochemically in alkaline medium over two stainless steels. The XPS analyses show that the layers generated on the implanted steels present less thickness together with similar composition compared to the unimplanted steels layers. However, SEM micrographs show that the layers grown on implanted steels present more defects and less adherence that the films on unimplanted steels. These changes together with the results obtained by Cyclic Voltammetry suggest an oxide structure modification, lattice structure or cristalinity state.

    En este trabajo se estudia el efecto de la implantación de cromo en el desarrollo de capas pasivas generadas electroquímicamente en medio básico sobre dos aceros inoxidables (AISI 430 y AISI 304L. Los análisis de XPS muestran que las películas desarrolladas sobre ambos aceros implantados presentan espesores menores, junto con composiciones similares, a las formadas sobre los no implantados. Sin embargo, en los resultados del examen con MEB se puede apreciar que las películas tienen más defectos (agrietamientos y peor adherencia (especialmente en el AISI 430. Este cambio, junto con los datos de voltametría cíclica, parece sugerir una modificación en la estructura de los óxidos, bien en su grado de cristalinidad o bien en la estructura de su red cristalina.

  9. Fenómenos de envejecimiento y oxidación a altas temperaturas en tres aceros inoxidables altamente aleados

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    Botella, J.

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available The oxidation kinetics in air up to 50 h at 1,373 and 1,473 K of three refractory stainless steels (25Cr20Ni, 21Cr11Ni(1, 21Cr11Ni(2 are studied. At 1,373 K, the best results are those of 25Cr20Ni followed by those of 21Cr11Ni(1, with 0,036 % lanthanides, and the worst behaviour is that of 21Cr11Ni(2, with 0,010 % lanthanides. A 2 h oxidation treatment at 1,323 K in air produces oxidation layers from 1 to 3 μm in thickness for the three materials. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive microanalysis (SEM-EDX and X-ray diffraction (XRD characterisation of the oxidation layers give the same characteristics for the three steels: Mn Cr2O4 spinel type in the outer part, Cr2O3 in the inner one, with a SiO2 barrier in the oxide-metal interface and a large amount of internal and intergranular precipitates (also Si02 in 21Cr11Ni materials. After ageing tests, at 1,073 K for 400 h, about 10 vol. % of the σ-phase is present in the 25Cr20Ni (AISI 310 S material, while no a-phase is present in the 21Cr11Ni materials perhaps due to the high nitrogen content. The application of field emission SEM with EDX allows the analysis of σ-phase and carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides present. The steel 25Cr20Ni only forms, in addition to the σ-phase, M23C6 type carbides, while the steel 21Cr11Ni(1 forms these carbides and M15N nitrides (M8N in the surface and the steel 21Cr11Ni(2 forms mainly carbonitrides M6(CN. The relatively higher nitrogen level in the 21Cr11Ni(1 alloy could explain the different behaviour of both 21Cr11Ni steels.

    Se parte de tres aceros inoxidables austeníticos refractarios (25Cr20Ni, 21Cr11Ni(1, 21Cr11Ni(2 y se estudian las cinéticas de oxidación al aire, hasta 50 h a 1.373 y 1.473 K. El mejor comportamiento a 1

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

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    Velasco, F.

    1997-04-01

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

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

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

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    Gironès, A.

    2001-04-01

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

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

  12. Formación de maclas durante el enfriamiento en aceros inoxidables superferríticos envejecidos

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    Salán, M. N.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Superferritic stainless steels show a BCC structure free of austenite at any temperature. Intermediate ageing temperatures, close to 475 °C, induce a-chromium content modulation and only after long periods of time, it is possible to detect chromium rich α' phase, which is responsible for embrittlement (475 °C embrittlement. In this work, ageing thermal treatments at intermediate temperatures in the superferritic stainless steel DIN 1.4575, have allowed to relate the associated hardness increase with time and temperature by means of a relationship that is compatible with a thermally activated process. After quenching from ageing temperature, twinning formation has been observed, and the extent of twinning is proportional to the increase in hardness, showing in this way that twinning density is proportional to embrittlement level.

    Los aceros inoxidables superferríticos se caracterizan por su estructura cúbica centrada, libre de austenita a cualquier temperatura. Sometidos a temperaturas intermedias, próximas a 475 °C, revelan una modulación del contenido en Cr de la red. Después de tiempos prolongados se forma fase α', fragilizante y rica en cromo, fenómeno conocido como fragilización a 475 °C. En este trabajo, los tratamientos de envejecimiento realizados a temperaturas intermedias para un superferrítico DIN 1.4575 han permitido relacionar el incremento de dureza asociado a éstos con el tiempo de tratamiento, mediante una expresión coherente con un proceso térmicamente activado. Por otra parte, se ha detectado la presencia de maclas en el acero envejecido y templado en agua, siendo proporcional su densidad al grado de endurecimiento provocado por el tratamiento.

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

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    Vargas Morales, Karla Odette

    2012-01-01

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

  14. Corrosión de la soldadura de un acero inoxidable supermartensítico mediante una minicelda electroquímica

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    Bilmes, Pablo David; Llorente, Carlos Luis; Gervasi, Claudio Alfredo; Pereda, María Dolores

    2011-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se investigó la influencia de los ciclos térmicos de una soldadura en la corrosión localizada de aceros inoxidables martensíticos de bajo carbono. A tal fin se utilizó una minicelda electroquímica (MCE) y se evaluó separadamente el metal de soldadura (MS), el metal base (MB) y la zona afectada por el calor (ZAC) como también diferentes áreas dentro del cordón de soldadura multipasada.

  15. Efecto de los ciclos térmicos sobre la ZAT de una soldadura multipasos de un acero inoxidable superdúplex SAF 2507

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    Villalobos,D.; C. Maldonado; Albiter,A.; Robles-Piedras,E.

    2010-01-01

    Los ciclos térmicos de una soldadura multipasos que experimenta un acero inoxidable superdúplex SAF 2507, pueden promover la precipitación de fases secundarias reduciendo significativamente las propiedades mecánicas y la resistencia a la corrosión. Debido a su aplicación en la industria petroquímica, el estudio de las aleaciones superdúplex es de suma importancia para predecir su comportamiento en servicio cuando están involucrados procesos de soldadura por arco eléctrico. En este trabajo, se...

  16. Metodología de detección de óxido residual en superficies de acero inoxidable mediante visión por computador

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    Cañero Nieto, Juan Miguel

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    La presente tesis doctoral es una investigación que propone una alternativa basada en visión por computador a la detección, por parte de un operador humano, de un defecto superficial denominado óxido residual que puede producirse durante el procesamiento de bobinas de acero inoxidable en una línea de recocido y decapado de la industria siderúrgica. Se trata de un defecto cuya eliminación incompleta puede producir problemas operativos durante el procesamiento posterior que va a sufrir la bob...

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

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

    2005-01-01

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

  18. ESTUDIO EXPERIMENTAL PRELIMINAR DE LA DESHIDRATACIÓN DEL ETANOL CON CLORURO DE SODIO EN UN EQUIPO DE DESTILACIÓN DISCONTINUA CON COLUMNA EMPACADA DE ACERO INOXIDABLE

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    Otiniano Cáceres, Manuel Eduardo; Departamento de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química UNMSM; Romero y Otiniano, P.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, UNMSM.; Guerrero, M.; Departamento de Química Orgánica,Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química,Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos,Lima,Perú.; Linares, T.; Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, UNMSM.; Salas, G.; Departamento de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química UNMSM; Lombira, J.; Departamento de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química UNMSM; Helfer, H.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, UNMSM.; Cárdenas, J.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

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    Se presentan los resultados preliminares de los ensayos experimentales realizados para la obtención del etanol anhidro utilizando destilación discontinua extractiva con una sal disuelta como el cloruro de sodio. Para los ensayos se utilizaron una planta piloto de destilación discontinua de acero inoxidable que cuenta con un sistema de adquisición de datos.  Los resultados muestran que no se alcanza la composición del azeótropo que es de 95.6 % en peso de etanol.

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

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    Oñoro, J.

    2006-02-01

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

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

  20. Efecto del boro en la sinterización de un acero inoxidable ferrítico

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    Cabral-Miramontes, J. A.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This work studies the effect of boron on the density of a 409Nb ferritic stainless steel obtained by powder metallurg during the process of sintering. The purpose of adding boron is to promote the formation of a liquid phase during sintering at temperatures below 1200 °C. The boron contents varied from 0.0 to 1.5%wt. Specimens were compacted at 700MPa, and sintering was made at 1075 and 1150 ºC during 60 minutes under a hydrogen atmosphere, using a heating rate of 20 ºC/min. Density values were determined by the Archimedes method, and the samples were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy. This work shows the dependence of the steel density and morphology of the microestructure as a function of boron content and the temperature of sintering.

    En este trabajo se analiza el efecto del boro sobre la densidad del acero inoxidable ferrítico 409Nb en el proceso de sinterización. La finalidad de adicionar boro es promover la formación de una fase líquida durante la sinterización, a una temperatura por debajo de 1.200 °C. Las adiciones de boro variaron entre 0,0 y 1,5 % en peso. Las muestras se compactaron a 700 MPa y las sinterizaciones se realizaron a 1.075 y 1.150 ºC, durante 60 min en una atmósfera de hidrógeno, calentando a una velocidad de 20 ºC/min. La densidad se determinó por el método de Arquímedes y las muestras se analizaron en el microscopio electrónico de barrido. Este trabajo muestra la dependencia de la densidad del acero y morfología de la microestructura, en función del contenido de boro y la temperatura de sinterización.

  1. Evolución microestrutural durante la soldaddura flerte de um acero inoxidablesúper dúplex UNS S32705 usando Ni-P como metal de aporte

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    Andrade Centeno, Dany Michell; Brandi, Sergio Duarte

    2014-01-01

    Los aceros inoxidables dúplex (AID), al ser sometidos a ciclos térmicos, pueden tener sus propiedades alteradas, sobre todo cuando se emplean procesos de soldadura o unión en altas temperaturas. Por lo tanto, muchas investigaciones se han desarrollado con respecto a la soldabilidad de estos aceros. Una de estas opciones de soldadura se viene dando con la soldadura fuerte de estos aceros. En este trabajo se realizó la soldadura fuerte, en horno continuo con atmósfera de hidrógeno, de cuerpos d...

  2. Detección de la corrosión por picadura en aceros inoxidables empleando ultrasonidos

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    Rodríguez, Cristina

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Passive metallic systems are able to develop in a spontaneous way a protective layer on the metallic surface that offers excellent corrosion resistance since really in a physical barrier for the reaction with the environment. However, some factors can break locally this layer, promoting one of the most insidious attack, pitting corrosion, which produces local chemical conditions that favouring the corrosive process causing defects in the material, as externals and internals ones, with a random distribution on the metal surface. In this work, ultrasounds non destructive technique has been employed using as variable the maximum amplitude of the backwall echo in order to detect this type of attack. The material employed is an austenitic stainless steel AISI 304, wherein appear several defectology distributions as superficial such as depths simulating pits.Los sistemas pasivables, capaces de desarrollar una capa protectora, delgada, adherente y continua sobre el substrato metálico, presentan excelente resistencia a la corrosión ya que dicha capa se produce instantáneamente al reaccionar con el medio. Ahora bien, en determinadas circunstancias, esa capa se puede romper localmente, dando lugar a uno de los ataques más insidiosos que se conocen, corrosión por picadura, que producen unas condiciones químicas locales que aceleran el proceso corrosivo provocando defectos en el material, tanto externos como internos, con una distribución aleatoria en la superficie metálica. En este trabajo se ha planteado el empleo de técnicas de ensayos no destructivas mediante ultrasonidos para detectar este tipo de ataque en un acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 304, con distinta distribución superficial de defectología y profundidades de ataque, que simulan picaduras, tomando como variable fundamental de la onda ultrasónica la amplitud máxima del eco de fondo.

  3. Evaluación electroquímica de soldaduras en tubos capilares de acero inoxidable

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    Javier E. Rodríguez-Yáñez; Ericka Saborío-Leiva; Daniel Mora-Montoya

    2014-01-01

    La recuperación de capilares de acero 316L utilizados en pozos geotérmicos neutros, por medio de soldadura orbital autógena, se evalúa desde el punto de vista de su resistencia a la corrosión en las condiciones de utilización, mediante técnicas electroquímicas básicas. En el pretratamiento se encuentra que es más conveniente realizar un decapado químico previo a la soldadura por 5 minutos. Mientras que posteriormente a la soldadura, la aplicación de tratamiento térmico de reducción de ten...

  4. Evaluación electroquímica de soldaduras en tubos capilares de acero inoxidable

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    Javier E. Rodríguez-Yáñez

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available La recuperación de capilares de acero 316L utilizados en pozos geotérmicos neutros, por medio de soldadura orbital autógena, se evalúa desde el punto de vista de su resistencia a la corrosión en las condiciones de utilización, mediante técnicas electroquímicas básicas. En el pretratamiento se encuentra que es más conveniente realizar un decapado químico previo a la soldadura por 5 minutos. Mientras que posteriormente a la soldadura, la aplicación de tratamiento térmico de reducción de tensiones no se justifica desde el punto de vista de la resistencia a la corrosión. También se plantea la comparación de los capilares soldados respecto a capilares nuevos y usados, teniendo los capilares soldados un comportamiento intermedio entre ambos.

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

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    Jiménez, J. A.

    1998-05-01

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

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

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

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    Puchi-Cabrera, E. S.

    2007-06-01

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

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

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

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    Fargas, G.

    2004-06-01

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

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

  8. Corrosión en caliente de un acero inoxidable 304h para calderas en presencia de sales fundidas de vanadatos y sulfatos

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    Sonia Rincón

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo busca indagar y establecer el tipo de mecanismo de daño que sufre el acero inoxidable 304H en contacto con depósitos de sal fundida, junto con un estudio preliminar de la cinética de la corrosión. Para ello, se analizarán los depósitos fundidos, la composición química de éstos y se medirá la pérdida de material luego de ser sometido a períodos continuos de ataque, con el uso de la técnica gravimétrica en crisol. Con esto se pretende conocer las variables que influyen directamente sobre el deterioro del acero 304H, para en un futuro, adoptar medidas predictivas y/o preventivas que incrementen su vida útil, aumentando de ésta manera la eficiencia de las calderas y disminuyendo el tiempo entre paradas programadas.

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

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    Ohanian, Mauricio

    2014-06-01

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

  10. Estudio de impedancia de la corrosión del acero inoxidable AISI 316L en las regiones pasiva y de picadura

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    Polo Sanz, José Luis

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Impedance measurements were performed on an AISI 316L stainless steel immersed in a 5% NaCl solution at room temperature. Some samples were polarized up to the passive and pitting regions, respectively. The Nyquist plots in the rest potential and in the passive region show high impedance with capacitive behaviour. The impedance diagram in the pitting region shows three loops: a capacitive loop at high frequencies, a loop with inductive effects at intermediate frequencies, and a second capacitive response at low frequencies. To validate the impedance data Kramers-Kronig relations were applied in the pitting región.

    Se estudia la corrosión del acero inoxidable AISI 316L en solución de NaCl al 5% y a temperatura ambiente, utilizándose probetas polarizadas hasta las regiones pasiva y de picadura. Se obtuvieron diagramas de impedancia en el potencial de corrosión y en esas dos regiones. Los diagramas de impedancia en el potencial de corrosión y en la región pasiva muestran comportamiento capacitivo. En la región de picadura los diagramas de impedancia presentan tres bucles capacitivos: un bucle capacitivo a altas frecuencias, un bucle con efectos inductivos a frecuencias intermedias y un segundo bucle capacitivo a bajas frecuencias. Se aplicaron las transformadas de Kramers-Kronig a los resultados de impedancia obtenidos en la región de picadura.

  11. CATALIZADOR ESTRUCTURADO DE Pt/Al2O3 SOBRE UNA ESPUMA DE ACERO INOXIDABLE (AISI 314 PARA LA OXIDACIÓN DE CO

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    Juan P. Bortolozzi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se obtuvo un catalizador estructurado por recubrimiento de Pt/Al2O3 sobre las paredes de una espuma de acero inoxidable AISI 314. Para estabilizar térmicamente e incrementar la rugosidad de la superficie de la espuma original se realizó un tratamiento a 900°C por 2 h. El soporte, Al2O3, y el metal activo, Pt, se incorporaron por inmersión. Las técnicas de caracterización aplicadas, XRD, LRS y SEM-EDX, permiten concluir que el tratamiento térmico previo indujo la formación de óxido de cromo y de las espinelas Mn1+xCr2-xO4-x y FeCr2O4 como fases principales en las paredes del sustrato. El espesor de la capa formada es cercano a 1 μm y los cristales producidos tienen forma octaédrica. El cubrimiento de alúmina presentó en general una apariencia homogénea, sin interacción con los óxidos formados durante el tratamiento. El Pt se distribuyó de manera uniforme, resultando un catalizador muy activo para la reacción test elegida: oxidación de monóxido de carbono.

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

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    Ohanian, M.

    2011-08-01

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

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

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

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    Narváez, L.

    2013-04-01

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

  14. Comportamiento a altas temperaturas de aceros inoxidables austeníticos refractarios: Formación de fase σ y oxidación al aire

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    Botella, J.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Three stainless steels: 25Cr20Ni, 21Cr11Ni(1 and 21Cr11Ni(2 have been oxidised in air at 1,323 K for 2 h. The three materials form oxide layers 1 to 3 μm thick with MnCr2O4 external crystals and Cr2O3 inner ones. There are a SiO2 barrier below Cr2O3, in the oxide-metal interface. SiO2 also forms intra and intergranular precipitates in the metal, which are specially abundant in 21Cr11Ni materials. The theoretical predictions about σ-phase formation tendencies are confirmed after a treatment at 1,073 K for 400 h: 25Cr20Ni forms 10 % vol. σ-phase, while both 21Cr11Ni form few σ-phase or they do not form it at all.

    Se oxidan al aire durante 2 h a 1.323 K tres aceros inoxidables: 25Cr20Ni, 21Cr11Ni(1 y 21Cr11Ni(2. Los tres materiales forman capas de óxido de 1 a 3 μm de espesor, con cristales externos de MnCr2O4 e internos de Cr2O3. Debajo del Cr2O3, en la intercara óxido-metal, se forma SiO2, en forma de precipitados intra e intergranulares en el metal, especialmente abundantes en los 21Cr11Ni. Las predicciones teóricas sobre las tendencias a la formación de fase σ se ven confirmadas tras un tratamiento de 400 h a 1.073 K; el 25Cr20Ni forma un 10 % en volumen de σ, mientras que los aceros 21Cr11Ni o no forman σ, o lo hacen escasamente.

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

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    Múnez, C. J.

    2007-08-01

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

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

  16. Recuperación de ácidos y metales en baños agotados del decapado de aceros inoxidables

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    Frías, C.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available During the pickling of stainless steels around 300.000 m3/year of effluents from spent baths are produced in Europe. The usual treatment of these effluents by neutralisation and slurry disposal gives important disadvantages which are necessary to solve. A new process is being developed, called PIBARE, which shows a good future market in base of a preliminary technical-economical study for a plant of 10.000 m m3/year, where a pay-back period of two years is obtained. Furthermore, other environmental advantages are produced, as free and complex acids recycling and metals recovery as commercial by-products or recycled alloys. This article shows a general review of PIBARE project and the results obtained in the laboratory step which is been developed at the moment.

    En la operación del decapado de los aceros inoxidables se producen anualmente en Europa unos 300.000 m3/año de efluentes de baños agotados. El tratamiento normal de estos efluentes mediante neutralización y depósito de los lodos generados presenta graves inconvenientes que requieren ser subsanados, para lo cual se ha comenzado a desarrollar un nuevo proceso denominado proceso PIBARE, que presenta una gran potencialidad comercial basado en el análisis técnico-económico preliminar para una planta de 10.000 m3/año, donde se obtiene un "pay back period" de unos dos años, con otras ventajas medioambientales, ya que se reciclarían los ácidos libres y complejos y se recuperarían los metales como subproductos comerciales o aleaciones reciclables. Se presenta una visión general del proyecto PIBARE y los resultados obtenidos en la etapa de laboratorio que se desarrolla actualmente.

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

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    José Luddey Marulanda Arevalo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Los recubrimientos de aluminio-silicio fueron depositados sobre el acero inoxidable AISI 316 mediante deposición química de vapor en lecho fluidizado (CVD-FBR, en el rango de temperaturas de 540 a 560 ºC, utilizando un lecho formado por 2,5 g de silicio y 7,5 g de aluminio en polvo, y 90 g de lecho inerte (Alúmina, el cual se hizo fluidizar con Ar. Como gases activadores se usó una mezcla de HCl/H2, en relaciones de 1/10 a 1/16. Además, se varió el tiempo de deposición de los recubrimientos de 45 minutos a 1.5 horas, con una relación en volumen de 50% de gases activos y 50% de gases neutros. Se realizó una simulación termodinámica con la ayuda del programa informático Thermocalc, para obtener información de la posible composición y cantidad de material depositado, para las condiciones seleccionadas. En los recubrimientos se encuentran FeAl2Si, Fe2Al5 y FeAl2. Los recubrimientos aluminio-silicio fueron tratados térmicamente, para mejorar sus propiedades mecánicas y su comportamiento frente a la oxidación, por la interdifusión de los elementos de aleación, ya que el tratamiento térmico hace que el aluminio difunda hacia el substrato, y el hierro difunda hacia la superficie del recubrimiento, logrando la transformación de los compuestos anteriores en FeAl, Al2FeSi, Cr3Si, AlCrFe y AlFeNi.

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

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    Gómez, P. P.

    2005-12-01

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

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

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    Gálvez, J. L.

    2005-12-01

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

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

  20. Influencia de la composición química, del tratamiento térmico y del acabado superficial en el bioensuciamiento de aceros inoxidables austeníticos

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    Sarró, M.

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this study was to analyse the biofouling processes in three kinds of stainless steels used normally in industry (UNS S30400, UNS S30403 and UNS S31600, with different surface treatments after grinding and polishing. The study was developed using two microscopy techniques. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM was used to evaluate the microorganisms distribution in the materials, and Epifluorescence Microscopy was used to evaluate the viability of cells in the biofilm. The results revealed the influence of the material, heat treatment, surface treatment and roughness in the biofouling processes in the stainless steel assays.

    El objetivo de este estudio es analizar el comportamiento frente al bioensuciamiento de tres aceros inoxidables austeníticos, utilizados habitualmente en la industria (UNS S30400, UNS S30403, UNS S31600, con diferentes tratamientos térmicos y acabados superficiales de lijado y pulido. Para ello, se utilizaron diferentes técnicas de microscopía. Por microscopía electrónica de barrido se evaluó la distribución de los microorganismos en la superficie del material, y por microscopía de epifluorescencia se analizó la viabilidad de los mismos. Los resultados obtenidos revelan una influencia del material, del tratamiento térmico, del acabado superficial y de la rugosidad en el bioensuciamiento de los aceros inoxidables austeníticos.

  1. Efecto del contenido de azufre y del grado de desoxidación sobre la ductilidad en caliente de aceros inoxidables austeníticos resulfurados en estado de solidificación

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    Botella, J.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The manufacture of free machining austenitic stainless steels features a specific drawback derived from their high sulphur content, which is needed for generating, into the austenitic matrix, inclusions to optimize the different machining operations. However, sulphur has a harmful effect on hot workability. This paper deals with assessing the effect of sulphur content and deoxidation level on the hot ductility of resulphurized austenitic stainless steels in as cast condition. Hot tensile tests were conducted on a Gleeble machine, at temperatures between 1,150 and 1,250°C, studying a ductility factor as a function of sulphur content, deoxidation degree, as well as type, size and distribution of sulfides. Results point out the harmful effect of increasing sulphur and oxygen contents on the hot workability of resulphurized austenitic stainless steels, and the need to control carefully the level of oxides of these steels.

    La fabricación de aceros inoxidables austeníticos de alta maquinabilidad presenta una problemática específica derivada de su elevado contenido de azufre; elemento necesario para generar en la matriz austenítica inclusiones que faciliten las diferentes operaciones de mecanizado, pero perjudicial en cuanto al deterioro que produce en la deformabilidad en caliente. Este artículo describe el estudio realizado para evaluar el efecto del contenido de azufre y el grado de desoxidación sobre la ductilidad en caliente de aceros inoxidables austeníticos resulfurados, partiendo de una estructura de solidificación (as cast condition. Se realizaron ensayos de tracción en un sistema Gleeble, a temperaturas entre 1.150 y 1.250°C, analizándose el parámetro de ductilidad en función del contenido de azufre, nivel de desoxidación, y del tipo, tamaño y distribución de los sulfuros presentes. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto el efecto perjudicial de los contenidos de azufre y oxígeno sobre la deformabilidad en

  2. Evolución microestructural de un acero inoxidable superdúplex bajo ciclos térmicos de corta duración Microstructural evolution of a superduplex stainless steel under short duration thermal cycles

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    Ivan Mendoza Bravo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo investiga el efecto de los ciclos térmicos sobre la microestructura de un acero inoxidable superdúplex específicamente sobre la formación de fase sigma. Los ciclos térmicos examinados son similares a los que se producen en la zona afectada térmicamente del acero inoxidable cuando se aplica el proceso de soldadura GTAW. Las temperaturas y tiempo de permanencia para el ciclo térmico se determinan usando un modelo de distribución de temperatura típico. La aplicación de los ciclos térmicos permite conocer la evolución microestructural del acero en el rango de 475ºC a 1100ºC con un tiempo corto de calentamiento y determinar la temperatura de formación y disolución de la fase sigma, pasando por su temperatura de máxima formación. Se examina la formación preferencial y la composición química de la fase sigma.This work investigates the effect of thermal cycling on the microstructure of a stainless steel superduplex, specifically on the sigma phase formation. The examined thermal cycles are similar to those produced in the heat affected zone of stainless steel when applying GTAW welding process. The temperatures and residence time for the cycle was determined using a typical thermal model of temperature distribution. The application of thermal cycles shows the microstructural evolution of steel in the range of 475ºC to 1100ºC with a short heating time and determines the temperature of formation and disolution of the sigma phase, and its maximum temperature of formation. The formation mechanism and chemical composition of the sigma phase is also examined.

  3. Efecto del nitrógeno en la atmósfera de sinterización del acero inoxidable ferrítico AISI430L P/M

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    Corpas, F. A.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we have studied the nitrogen effects different sintering atmospheres (nitrogen-hydrogen, and dissociate ammonia on ferritic stainless steels (430L, fabricated by powder metallurgy process. We have carried out a study of the physical (density, porosity and dimensional variation and mechanical properties (hardness, tensile strength, and lengthening of the ferritic stainless steels sintered in the afore-mentioned atmospheres, as well as of their behaviour in pitting corrosion. We have studied, also the microstructure of the steels, which depends on the atmosphere used for sintering

    En el presente artículo, se ha estudiado el efecto del nitrógeno presente en las diferentes atmósferas de sinterización (nitrógeno-hidrógeno y amoniaco disociado en los aceros inoxidables ferríticos (430L, fabricados mediante procedimientos pulvimetalúrgicos. Por lo cual, se ha tomado como referencia la sinterización en vacío. Se han estudiado las propiedades físicas (densidad, porosidad y variación dimensional y las propiedades mecánicas (dureza, resistencia a la tracción y alargamiento de los aceros inoxidables ferríticos sinterizados en las diferentes atmósferas, así como su comportamiento a la corrosión por picaduras. Del mismo modo, se ha estudiado la microestructura de los aceros dependiendo de la atmósfera utilizada en la sinterización

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

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    Iza-Mendia, A.

    1998-05-01

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

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

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

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    Garin, J. L.

    2011-08-01

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

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

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

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    Ricardo Gustavo Rodríguez Cañizo

    2010-10-01

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

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

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    Coello, J.

    2008-12-01

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

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

  8. Soldabilidad del acero inoxidable austenitico

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    Pedro Pablo Torres-Medina

    2002-01-01

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

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

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    Saucedo-Muñoz, M. L.

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Two types of austenitic stainless steels JJl and JNl were isothermally aged at temperatures from 873 to 1173 K for 10 to 1000 min in order to study the microstructural evolution and its effect on fracture toughness at cryogenic temperatures. The Charpy V-Notch (CVN and Small-Punch (SPTesting methods were conducted at 77 K to evaluate the toughness of both solution treated and aged specimens. The fracture energy at 77 K determined for both methods showed a significant decrease with aging time for both steels. A linear correlation between the fracture energies of both methods was found. The intergranular precipitation of carbides and nitrides was responsible for the fracture toughness deterioration. The scanning electron microscope fractographs showed an intergranular brittle fracture and its fraction also increased with aging time and temperature. The presence of a more abundant intergranular precipitation resulted in a more rapid decrease in fracture toughness with aging time in JNl steel due to its higher content of C and N, compared to that of JJl steel.

    Dos tipos de aceros inoxidables austeníticos, JJl y JNl, se envejecieron isotérmicamente a temperaturas entre 873 y 1.173 K por tiempos de 10 a 1.000 min, para estudiar la evolución microestructural y su efecto sobre la tenacidad a la fractura a temperaturas criogénicas. Los métodos de ensayo de impacto Charpy y el ensayo miniatura de embutido se llevaron a cabo a 77 K para evaluar la tenacidad de las muestras tratadas térmicamente. La energía de fractura determinada por ambos métodos mostró una disminución con el tiempo de envejecido para ambos aceros. Se encontró una relación lineal entre ambos valores de energía. La precipitación intergranular de carburos y nitruros fue la responsable de la pérdida de la tenacidad en las muestras envejecidas. La fractografía indicó que la fractura intergranular se incrementa con la temperatura y el tiempo de envejecido. La presencia

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

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    Gallegos, A.

    2012-12-01

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

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

  11. Efecto de las condiciones de corte de un láser de Nd:YAG sobre la estructura y microcomposición de la superficie de aceros inoxidables

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    Ramírez, A.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available A study is presented of the effect of laser parameters (time distribution, spatial distribution and speed on both the finishing quality of austenitic stainless steel and its microstructure. An Nd-YAG laser with nitrogen as protection gas has been used. The samples were studied by SEM, metallography and microprobe analysis. At 500 Hz and 10 % of the spatial distribution, any increase of the time distribution produces higher power; this effect allows working at higher speed. Quality increases with the cutting speed. The laser cutting of 304 stainless steel using speeds higher than 200 mm/min and power lower than 1,000 W and a nitrogen flow of 18 bar of pressure do not produce significative changes in the structure.

    Se presenta un estudio de la influencia de los parámetros de procesado láser (distribución temporal, distribución espacial y velocidad en la calidad de acabado y microestructura de aceros inoxidables austeníticos. Se ha utilizado un láser Nd:YAG con nitrógeno como gas de protección, analizándose los resultados mediante SEM, microsonda electrónica y análisis metalográfico. Para una distribución espacial fija (10 %, y una frecuencia de 500 Hz, el aumento de la distribución temporal produce mayor potencia, lo que permite trabajar a velocidades más altas. La calidad del acabado aumenta al hacerlo la velocidad de corte. El corte de acero 304 con láser a velocidades superiores a 0,0033 m/s y potencias inferiores a 1.000 W usando nitrógeno a 18 bar no produce modificaciones apreciables en la estructura.

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

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    Medina, E.

    2012-12-01

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

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

  13. MODELOS EMPÍRICOS PARA LA PREDICCIÓN DE LA GEOMETRÍA DEL CORDÓN EN SOLDADURAS A TOPE DE UN ACERO INOXIDABLE DÚPLEX 2205

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    MINERVA DORTA ALMENARA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación muestra dos modelos empíricos que permiten predecir la geometría del cordón de soldadura a tope de un acero inoxidable dúplex tipo 2205. Para obtener dichos modelos se empleó una metodología que permite utilizar los parámetros operacionales más importantes de la soldadura, como son: la intensidad de corriente (I, el voltaje (E, la velocidad de pasada (v y calor aportado (HI. Se realizaron diferentes combinaciones de dichos parámetros para realizar la soldadura por arco sumergido (SAW. A cada muestra se le realizó la medición de la geometría del cordón a través de un barrido de 360° con 38 mediciones para obtener los modelos, los cuales luego fueron validados a través de gráficas de control. Se pudo observar que al aumentar la intensidad de corriente y el calor aportado, aumenta la geometría del cordón, es decir, la penetración, el ancho y la altura, mientras que lo inverso ocurre cuando se incrementa la velocidad de pasada.

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

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    Diego Pérez-Muñoz

    2015-09-01

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

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

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    Gómez de Salazar, J. M.

    1998-05-01

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

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

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

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    de Diego, G.

    1998-10-01

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

    En este trabajo se simulan los efectos que produce la irradiación, pérdida de ductilidad y segregación de impurezas en borde de grano, mediante trabajado en frío y posterior tratamiento térmico, para aceros inoxidables austeníticos AISI 304. Mediante ensayos de velocidad de extensión constante y en medios similares a los de los reactores de agua en ebullición se intenta relacionar la susceptibilidad a la corrosión bajo tensión con la susceptibilidad a la corrosión asistida por irradiación.

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

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    Miguel, V.

    2010-12-01

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

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

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

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    García López, Christian Jesus

    2012-01-01

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

  19. Efecto de la velocidad y ángulo de impacto en la resistencia a corrosión - erosión de aceros inoxidables recubiertos con TiN

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    José Ricardo Cano Rodas

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Fueron estudiados los mecanismos de degradación superficial en aceros inoxidables austenítico AISI 304 y martensítico AISI 420, con y sin recubrimiento cerámico de TiN, aplicado mediante técnica de deposición física de vapor PVD por arco pulsado, sometidos a erosión (solución de agua destilada con 30% en peso de partículas de sílice, corrosión (solución ½ M H2SO4 + 3.5% NaCl y efectos sinérgicos corrosión - erosión. Fue construido un dispositivo para realizar los ensayos descritos con la posibilidad de variar la velocidad y el ángulo medio de impacto de las partículas sobre la superficie de las muestras. Marcas características fueron observadas en las superficies desgastadas, siendo la condición de ángulo rasante la de mayor efecto nocivo tanto para las superficies desnudas como para las recubiertas con TiN. El nivel de deterioro superficial aumentó con la velocidad de impacto, al tiempo que se evidenció la importancia de la adherencia de las películas protectoras al substrato para la obtención de una buena resistencia a corrosiónerosión. La sinergia corrosión-erosión presentó, en algunas ocasiones, un efecto positivo para la superficie, ya que el impacto de las partículas duras causó intensa deformación plástica pero no consiguió remover material de la superficie.

  20. Resistencia a la oxidación de aleaciones Ni-Cr-Al plaqueadas por láser sobre aceros al carbono e inoxidables austeníticos

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    de Damborenea, J.

    1995-04-01

    Full Text Available Laser surface cladding has been carried out by means of a 5 kW CO2 continuous wave laser on both a mild and a stainless steel. A powder injection technique has been used to deliver a Ni-Cr-Al alloy onto the steel molten pool. After processing, samples were analyzed by optical and scanning electron microscopy in order to know the microstructure and composition of present phases. High temperature corrosion resistance tests were done in an oxidant environment at temperatures of 950 °C. Phase transformations and corrosion behaviour are discussed. A general conclusion is the suitability of these alloys to bear oxidation due to the formation of protective oxide layers on their surface.

    Se realiza un estudio sobre la obtención de recubrimientos de superficie mediante un láser continuo de CO2 de 5 kW de potencia de salida. Mediante la técnica de inyección de partículas, se realizaron plaqueados en superficie de Ni-Cr-Al sobre un acero suave y otro inoxidable de tipo 316. Tras el procesado, se estudió la microestructura de las probetas obtenidas. Posteriormente, se procedió a su ensayo en atmósfera oxidante a 950 °C, observándose la evolución de la microestructura, la formación de las capas de óxido y la cinética del proceso. Como conclusión general, destaca, independientemente de la base sobre la que se obtienen los recubrimientos, la gran resistencia del material a la oxidación, seguramente debida a la formación de capas de alúmina que actúan como barreras frente al ataque del oxidante.

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

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    Almeraya-Calderón, F.

    2012-04-01

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

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

  2. Relaciones cuantitativas entre los contenidos de azufre y de sulfuros en los aceros inoxidables tipo AISI 303: influencia de la composición química de los sulfuros

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    Botella, J.

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available The work has been done with ten AISI 303 stainless steel rods which have similar chemical compositions, except for sulphur which varies between 0.25 and 0.36%. These steels are studied by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (EDX. The sulphides are chemically microanalysed and the occupied volume determined by automatic image analysis. It can be inferred that the chemical composition of sulphides in AISI 303 steels is variable to some extent even though the steel chemistry is almost invariable. This could mean that solidification conditions and thermomechanical transformations are able to affect resulting in variations of sulphide compositions. Quantitative relations between sulphur and sulphide contents are established and the influence of sulphide chemical compositions on those relations is studied. The experimental results are compared with those obtained from theoretical calculations. A good approach is obtained when the difference between chemical compositions of real sulphides and the theoretical one, MnS, is taken into account.

    Se trabaja con una serie de diez redondos de aceros inoxidables tipo AISI 303 de composiciones químicas prácticamente iguales a excepción del azufre que varía entre 0,25 y 0,36%. Se examinan los aceros mediante Microscopía Electrónica de Barrido (MEB y Espectrometría de Dispersión de Energías de Rayos X (EDX acoplada al MEB, analizándose químicamente los sulfuros y determinando, mediante análisis automático de imágenes, los volúmenes ocupados por los sulfuros. Parece deducible que la composición química de los sulfuros en el AISI 303 puede ser discretamente variable aún siendo prácticamente invariable la composición química del acero. Ello podría significar que las condiciones de solidificación y las transformaciones termomecánicas pueden influir, dando como resultado variaciones en la composición química de los sulfuros. Se establecen

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

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    B.Y. Moratilla

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza un estudio simple de tensiones considerando dos materiales, acero inoxidable y acero de baja aleación. El estudio es motivado porque en la industria petroquímica es práctica habitual, para reducir costes de materiales, utilizar recargues de inoxidable sobre una pared de acero de baja aleación para la construcción de la pared de reactores. Se determina el coeficiente de dilatación térmica y su evolución a lo largo del espesor de la zona afectada térmicamente, usando una probeta extraída durante la construcción de un reactor. Luego se aplican los resultados obtenidos a un modelo de la pared del reactor usando el método de los elementos finitos. Los resultados muestran que el uso del recargue está científica y tecnológicamente justificado.A simple study of tensions was carried out on stainless steel and low alloyed steel. The reason for the study was that a typical practice in the petrochemical industry for materials cost reduction is the use of layers of stainless steel cladding over low alloy steel in the construction of reactor walls. The coefficient of thermal dilatation and its' evolution throughout the thickness of the thermally affected zone was determined using a test sample obtained during the construction of a reactor. Later, the results obtained were applied to a model of the reactor wall using the finite element method. The results suggested that the use of the cladding was scientifically and technologically justified.

  4. Efecto de la adición de cobre y estaño en el comportamiento a la corrosión por picadura del acero inoxidable AISI 304

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    Pardo, A.

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available The influence of copper and tin addition on the pitting corrosion resistance of AISI 304 stainless steel in 3.5 % NaCl at 20 °C has been studied using potenciodinamic and cyclic polarization. From that study the effect of alloying elements (Cu and Sn in the corrosion, pitting and repassivation potentials were determined. The effect of copper and tin on the critical pitting temperature (CPT was determined by icon-time-temperature curves. The influence of these alloying elements in FeCl3 under ASTM G48-00 norm was also studied. The addition of copper favours the nucleation of pits. The addition of tin slightly improves the corrosion resistance. The synergic effect of Cu-Sn was positive at low concentrations.

    Se estudia la influencia de la adición de cobre y estaño en la resistencia a la corrosión por picadura del acero inoxidable AISI 304, en 3,5 % NaCl a 20 °C mediante medidas potenciodinámicas de polarización cíclica, con el fin de determinar el efecto de la adición de aleantes (cobre y estaño en los potenciales de corrosión, picadura y repasivación. Se ha determinado el efecto del cobre y estaño en la temperatura crítica de picadura mediante el trazado de curvas icon-tiempo. Asimismo se estudió la influencia de estos aleantes en FeCl3, según norma ASTM 048-00. La adición de cobre favorece la nucleación de picaduras. La adición de estaño presenta una tendencia a mejorar la resistencia a la corrosión. El efecto sinérgico Cu-Sn es positivo en bajas concentraciones.

  5. Estudio de la resistencia a la corrosión localizada del acero inoxidable superaustenítico 24,1Cr22Ni7,1Mo en mezclas que contienen iones cloruro y cloruro-fluoruro

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    Pardo Gutiérrez del Cid, Angel

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available The localised corrosion resistance (pitting and crevice corrosion of the high alloy 24.1Cr22Ni7.1Mo superaustenitic stainless steel has been studied in solutions with chloride concentrations between 200 and 6.000 ppm. A similar study has been carried out using mixtures of equal concentrations of chloride and fluoride ions in the range of 400 to 12.000 ppm. pH values varied from 2 to 6.5. The critical temperatures for pitting and crevice corrosion have been calculated for these test media using electrochemical techniques (direct current. From the results obtained by cyclic polarisation, the critical pitting temperature (CPT and the critical crevice temperature (CCT have been determined for this material in each of tested media. The resistance of this material to localised corrosion is high, mainly due to the high repassivation rate in the tested media. At the highest tested concentration of chloride and fluoride ions and at pH 6.5, the material undergoes a generalised attack.

    Se estudia la resistencia a la corrosión localizada (picadura y resquicio del acero inoxidable superaustenitico 24,1Cr22Ni7,1Mo, cuando opera en soluciones que contienen concentraciones de iones cloruro entre 200 y 6.000 ppm. Así mismo se estudia el comportamiento en mezclas que contienen concentraciones iguales de iones cloruro y fluoruro entre 400 y 12.000 ppm. El intervalo de pH utilizado se situó entre 2 y 6,5. Las temperaturas críticas de picadura y resquicio se calcularon mediante técnicas electroquímicas de corriente continua. A partir de los resultados obtenidos mediante polarización cíclica, se han obtenido tanto las temperaturas críticas de picadura (TCP como las de resquicio (TCR para el material en cada uno de los medios ensayados. La resistencia de este material a la corrosión localizada es alta, debido principalmente a la elevada capacidad de repasivación en los medios de ensayo empleados. Para la mayor concentración de iones cloruro y

  6. Efecto del nitrógeno y la corriente media pulsada de soldadura en la formación de grietas de solidificación en aceros inoxidables AI5I 316L

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    Trevisan, R. E.

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available An analysis of the influence of nitrogen concentration in the weld zone and the pulsed mean welding current in the solidification crack formation is presented in this paper. The AISI 316L austenitic stainless steel was employed as the metal base. The welding was done using CC+ pulsed flux cored arc welding process and AWS E316LT-1 wire type. The tests were conducted using CO2 shielding gas with four different nitrogen levels (0, 5, 10 and 15 % in order to induce different nitrogen weld metal concentrations. The pulsed mean welding current was varied in three levels and the Transvarestraint tangential strain test was fixed of 5 %. The results showed that the solidification cracking decreased as the pulsed mean welding current increase. It was also verified that an increase of the weld zone nitrogen level was associated with a decrease in both the total length of solidification crack and the amount of δ ferrite.

    En este trabajo se expone un análisis de la influencia de la concentración de nitrógeno y de la corriente media pulsada de soldadura en la formación de grietas de solidificación. Como metal base se usó el acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 316L. Las soldaduras se realizaron con el proceso de almbre tubular con pulsación del arco en CC+ y metal de aporte del tipo AWS E316LT-1. Se usó CO2 como gas de protección, añadiéndole cuatro diferentes porcentajes de nitrógeno 0, 5, 10 y 15 %, para inducir diferentes concentraciones de este elemento en la zona fundida. La corriente media de pulso se varió en tres niveles. La deformación tangencial de las probetas se mantuvo constante en 5 %, empleando el ensayo Transvarestraint. Los resultados indican que la longitud total de las grietas de solidificación es inversamente proporcional al aumento de la corriente media de pulso, comprobándose, además, que el incremento del nivel de nitrógeno en la zona fundida provocó una disminución en las grietas de

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

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    Gaona-Tiburcio, Citlalli

    2000-04-01

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

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

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

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    D. Villalobos

    2010-09-01

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

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

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    Coello, J.

    2009-10-01

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

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

  10. Análisis de la deformabilidad del acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ en condiciones multiaxiales de embutición. Evaluación de la influencia de la acritud inicial

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    Ferrer, C.

    2010-10-01

    ón-compresión biaxial existentes en la zona del ala de un proceso de embutición profunda. El material estudiado es acero inoxidable AISI 304 con calidad de embutición. También se establece la influencia existente para estados de acritud inicial diferentes, laminación y tracción biaxial. Los resultados obtenidos permiten establecer la validez del ensayo realizado desde el punto de vista de la deformación que impone al material. También, se demuestra el efecto predominante de la acritud inicial del material frente al provocado en condiciones multiaxiales de embutición y se establece la variación del coeficiente de anisotropía del material con la deformación de embutición para la dirección coincidente con la de laminación del material.

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

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    Gutiérrez de Saiz-Solabarría, S.

    1998-05-01

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

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

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

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    María Elena Márquez Fernández

    2007-03-01

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

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

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

    2009-09-15

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

  14. INFLUENCIA DE LA NITRURACIÓN POR PLASMA SOBRE EL COMPORTAMIENTO A LA CORROSIÓN Y LA ADHESIÓN DE RECUBRIMIENTOS DLC SOBRE ACERO INOXIDABLE AISI 420

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    Jorge N. Pecina

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudió el comportamiento a la corrosió n y la adhesión de dos rec ubrimientos DLC (“Diamond Like Carbon ” , “Soft” y “Hard”, depositados por PACVD (“Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition” sobre acero AISI 420, templado y revenido y /o nitrurado por plasma . Se analizaron por espectroscopía Raman y midió dureza en superficie. Se observó la microestructura por OM y SEM. Se realizaron pruebas de adhesión con indentación Rockwell C . S e practicaron ensayos de Niebla Salina e inmersión en HCl . Los DLC “ Soft ” presentaron una dureza de 5 00 HV y un espesor de 2 0 μm , mientras que los “ Hard ” tuvieron 1400 HV y 2 ,5 μm. Ambos recubrimientos presentaron bajo coeficiente de fricción y buena adhesión sobre el sustrato nitrurado . También presentaron buena resistencia a la corrosión atmosférica. En HCl el DLC retardó la degradación que se presentó rápidamente en las muestras sin recubrir.

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

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    Gutiérrez de Saiz-Solabarría, S.

    1998-05-01

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

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

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

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    Botella, J.

    1998-05-01

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

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

  17. Evaluación de la fuerza de doblado y de fricción en el conformado de chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ mediante ensayos de doblado en condiciones multiaxiales de embutición

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    Coello, J.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Die radius is a critical area from the viewpoint of friction in forming processes. Moreover the sheet, that has been previously deformed in flange area, suffers bending and unbending stresses. Then, die-sheet contact in die radius must be especially considered in order to guarantee the suitable lubrication conditions. In the present work, a test method is carried out for evaluating an AISI 304 DDQ steel under similar conditions to those existing in the die radius area and that, usually, are not really reproduced in traditional bending under tensions tests. Deformation under pure shear condition, the bending and the radius angle have been established as variables of the tests. Results allow to obtain the apparent pressure sheet-bending tool, that increases with bending angle and decreases with tool radius. This last variable is the most significant while the bending angle has lesser influence. Although experimental results present some concordances with values obtained by analytical methods, some corrections must be considered in them in order to improve the theoretical values.

    El radio de entrada a la matriz se considera una de las zonas críticas en los procesos de conformado de chapa mediante embutición profunda. El análisis de la fuerza de fricción y de doblado existentes resulta importante para predecir el comportamiento de la chapa en dicha zona, así como para garantizar una lubricación adecuada a las condiciones de procesado. En el presente trabajo, se aplica un método de ensayo que evalúa las acciones en el proceso de doblado del acero AISI 304 DDQ bajo condiciones similares a las que sufre el material en los procesos de embutición y que no son reproducidas por los clásicos ensayos de doblado bajo tensión. Se establecen como variables la deformación experimentada previamente por el material en condiciones típicas de cortante puro, “pure shear”, el ángulo de doblado y el radio de doblado. Los resultados obtenidos

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

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    Cadenas, M.

    2002-12-01

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

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

  19. Determinación de las modificaciones estructurales de la soldadura tipo SMAW en acero S355J2W

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    AIBAR MOSCOSO, ÁNGEL IVÁN

    2011-01-01

    La finalidad del presente proyecto es poder determinar las características de la soldadura por arco eléctrico tipo SMAW mediante tres diferentes electrodos, como son los básico con alma de acero al carbono, los de rutilo y los básico con alma de acero inoxidable sobre un acero st-52 así como los métodos destructivos y no destructivos para verificar el estado en el que se encuentra la soldadura. Estos objetivos se llevan a cabo mediante el seguimiento de una metodología de trabajo, así como...

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

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    Miguel, V.

    2013-06-01

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

  1. Corrosión intergranular en aceros inoxidables

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    Álvaro Forero Mora

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Con alguna frecuencia llegan al IEI consultas acerca de la posibilidad de que se presente este problema en ciertas instalaciones industriales. El siguiente es un estudio sobre dicho fenómeno.

  2. Análisis de la fragilización por envejecimiento a baja temperatura de los aceros CF8M

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    Mazorra Incera, Luis; Gutiérrez-Solana Salcedo, Federico; González Martínez, Javier Jesús; Varona Ruiz, José María

    1989-01-01

    RESUMEN. En el marco de una investigación de carácter más general, en la que se analiza la fragilización térmica a 280º de los aceros inoxidables austenoferríticos moldeados, en el presente trabajo se estudia el comportamiento de los aceros CF8M frente a este problema como continuación a los resultados expuestos en un artículo anterior. Los modelos de comportamiento a que se llega, se basan en los efectos que ejercen los diferentes elementos que entran en la composición del acero y en la cant...

  3. Comportamiento a la corrosión del acero 316L sinterizado con distinto grado de porosidad

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    Soria, L.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available AISI 316L sintered samples, with porosities ranging from 9 to 40 %, and without alloying losses at the surface, have been prepared. Those samples, along with conventional (rolled steel samples, have been subjected to electrochemical and immersion corrosion tests. According to porosity size quantitative measurements, before and after corrosion tests, two corrosion mechanisms, general and pitting, are proposed depending on the initial porosity.

    A partir de polvos de acero inoxidable AISI 316L, se han preparado muestras con distinto grado de porosidad, entre el 9 y el 40 %, asegurando que la superficie externa no resulta alterada durante el procesado pulvimetalúrgico. Junto a muestras de chapa laminada de la misma composición, han sido sometidas a ensayos de inmersión y a ensayos electroquímicos de corrosión. Estudios cuantitativos de la evolución de la porosidad superficial, antes y después de los ensayos, permiten plantear diversas hipótesis acerca de los mecanismos de corrosión actuantes en función de la porosidad de las piezas.

  4. Stress corrosion (Astm G30-90 standard) in 08x18H10T stainless steel of nuclear fuel storage pool in WWER reactors; Corrosion bajo esfuerzo (Norma ASTM G30-90) en acero inoxidable 08x18H10T de piscinas de almacenamiento de combustible nuclear en reactores V.V.E.R

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    Herrera, V.; Zamora R, L. [Centro de Estudios Aplicados al Desarrollo Nuclear (Cuba)

    1997-07-01

    At the water storage of the irradiated nuclear fuel has been an important factor in its management. The actual pools have its walls covered with inoxidable steel and heat exchangers to dissipate the residual heat from fuel. It is essential to control the water purity to eliminate those conditions which aid to the corrosion process in fuel and at related components. The steel used in this research was obtained from an austenitic inoxidizable steel standardized with titanium 08x18H10T (Type 321) similar to one of the two steel coatings used to cover walls and the pools floor. the test consisted in the specimen deformation through an U ply according to the Astm G30-90 standard. The exposition of the deformed specimen it was realized in simulated conditions to the chemical regime used in pools. (Author)

  5. Diseño y puesta a punto de un sistema de vacío para sinterización de probetas pulvimetalúrgicas de acero

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    Álvaro Perrote, Óscar; Ferrero Peña, Carlos

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo principal del proyecto es diseñar y poner en funcionamiento un sistema de vacío de dos bombas (rotativa y difusora) para sinterizar probetas pulvimetalúrgicas de los aceros inoxidables AISI 316L, AISI 430L y DÚPLEX 50/50 a las que se practicarán ensayos de tracción para conocer su comportamiento mecánico. Una vez optimizado el proceso, se estudian las propiedades mecánicas. El comportamiento de estos aceros frente a la corrosión se evaluará de forma cualitativa mediante la práctic...

  6. Aceros aluminotérmicos. Nuevas aplicaciones

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    Duart Blay, J. M.

    2004-02-01

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

  7. Comportamiento termomecánico de aceros AISI 304

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    El Wahabi, M.

    2001-04-01

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

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

  8. Evaluación de diferentes aceros para la evolución de hidrógeno en KOH

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    Falk Michel Julke

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el comportamiento electroquímico de los diferentes tipos de aceros comerciales de bajo costo (A36, 430 y 304 como electrodos para la obtención de hidrógeno. El propósito de este trabajo fue estudiar la evolución de hidrógeno, para lo cual se utilizaron técnicas electroquímicas como cronoamperometría y curvas voltamperométricas, en diferentes concentraciones de KOH (5% y 25% m/m. El acero inoxidable 304 en una concentración de 25%m/m tuvo el mejor desempeño, pues en estas condiciones el inicio de liberación de hidrógeno disminuyó y presentó el menor requerimiento de potencial para su uso como placa bipolar.

  9. Conformabilidad en caliente de aceros Twip

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    Pineda huitrón, Rosa M.

    2009-01-01

    En el presente proyecto de investigación, se trabajó con un acero de alto contenido en manganeso austenitico, TWIP, este acero se clasifica dentro de los aceros denominados: Aceros Avanzados de Alta Resistencia mecánica (AHSS). En este estudio se pretende estudiar las condiciones de trabajo en caliente óptimas para este acero, de modo que se pueda potenciar al máximo su resistencia sin penalizar su ductilidad. Para ello se efectuarán ensayos de compresión en caliente bajo difer...

  10. Efecto de las sales fundidas en la termofluencia del acero inoxidable tipo 304

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    González-Rodríguez, G.

    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available Problems caused by both hot corrosion and creep type-damage occurring on superheater and reheater tubes of power plants using heavy oil as fuel shorten their design lives. The acceleration of hot corrosion attack of boilers is caused by the presence of fuel ash deposits containing mainly vanadium, sodium and sulphur, in the form of Na2SO4 y V2O5 and V2O5 which form low melting point compounds. In addition to this, the tubes are exposed to the action of both high stresses and high temperatures, producing the so called creep damage. In this work, creep rupture tests were carried out in the temperature range of 620 to 660 °C in static air and in corrosive environments. The corrosive environments included 100 % Na2SO4, 100 % V2O5 and a 80 % V2O5 + 20 % Na2SO4 mixture.

    Los problemas causados tanto por la corrosión por sales fundidas, así como por la termofluencia en los tubos de los sobrecalentadores y recalentadores de una planta de potencia que usa combustibles fósiles, reducen su vida prevista en diseño. La aceleración de la corrosión por sales fundidas es causada por la presencia de cenizas que contienen principalmente vanadio, sodio y azufre en la forma de Na2SO4 y V2O5, los cuales forman mezclas con eutécticos de bajo punto de fusión. Adicionalmente, los tubos están expuestos a la acción de altos esfuerzos y altas temperaturas, lo cual propicia la termofluencia del material. En este trabajo, se han realizado ensayos de termofluencia hasta la rotura en aire y en ambientes corrosivos en el rango de temperaturas de 620 a 660 °C. Los ambientes corrosivos fueron 100 % Na2SO4, 100 % V2O5, y una mezcla 20 % Na2SO4-80 % V2O5.

  11. Comportamiento de armaduras de acero inoxidable en morteros con cenizas volantes

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    Paredes Cárdenas, Evelyn Carol

    2016-01-01

    Mención Internacional en el título de doctor Esta tesis contiene artículos de investigación en anexo. La sustitución parcial del cemento por adiciones de cenizas volantes (CV) tiene ventajas de tipo medioambiental (reduce la extracción en canteras, la emisión de CO₂ y reutiliza los residuos), económicas (reduce el gasto en cemento y evita costes de eliminación de residuos) y en algunos casos tecnológicas (dependiendo del tipo de cemento puede mejorar las propiedades mecánicas en hormigo...

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

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

    2009-07-01

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

  13. un acero importado

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    Wilson A. Hormaza R.

    2007-01-01

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

  14. Fuego y acero

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    Sfintesco, D.

    1965-03-01

    Full Text Available In a brief and appealing manner the author analysis the basic considerations which should be taken into account to deal effectively with the safety of steel structures in case of fire. He makes it clear that the safety measures must not be the result of a rather intuitive and hasty reaction to the possibility of a fire: for example, the costly covering of steel columns with fire resisting material, which in most cases is not necessary. A careful assessment of possible risks must be made, available means to reduce these must be adopted, and the potential losses in case of fire must be taken into account. The article is completed with a brief commentary on the new Italian Regulations, which are probably the most modern and advanced on this matter.El autor expone en este trabajo, en forma breve y llamativa, las bases en que conviene apoyarse para poder resolver racionalmente el problema de la seguridad de las estructuras de acero frente al fuego. Su lectura hace comprender claramente que no puede constituir esta base el temor irreflexivo, con sus secuelas de revestimientos y precauciones onerosos, e innecesarios la mayor parte de las veces, sino la ponderación prudente de los riesgos posibles, de los medios disponibles para combatir el peligro y de los daños probables que del incendio se puedan derivar. Termina el artículo con un rápido comentario del nuevo Reglamento italiano, probablemente el más moderno y avanzado de todos los existentes sobre esta materia de protección contra el fuego.

  15. Estudio de la conformabilidad en aceros AHSS y aceros de embutición

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    Gutiérrez Castillo, Joan David

    2009-01-01

    El presente Proyecto de Final de Carrera tiene como objeto el estudio de la conformabilidad de chapas de acero TRIP(Transformation Induced Plasticity), acero que pertenece a La familia de aceros avanzados de alta resistencia mecánica AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steel), en comparación con un acero de embutición. Para ello se han utilizado los diagramas FLD (Forming Limit Diagram) los cuales indican las deformaciones existentes en diferentes condiciones de tensión y/o deformació...

  16. Caracterización microestructural de uniones soldadas de acero AISI 316L en tuberías

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    Tomás H. Fernández-Columbié

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó el comportamiento microestructural de uniones soldadas de acero AISI 316L empleado en la fabricación de tuberías, las cuales se ven afectadas por agrietamiento en el cordón de soldadura. Se emplearon electrodos revestidos de acero inoxidables de los tipos E 309–16; 310–16 y E 316L–16, según norma de la AWS, los que fueron evaluados por su depósito en uniones a tope preparadas con biseles en V, soldadas por un solo lado del material de la tubería, así como la selección y preparación de muestra en zonas donde la tubería presenta daños mecánicos, fisuras y corrosión severa con pérdida del espesor de pared crítica para soportar las presiones de trabajo. Se caracterizó la microestructura de la zona fundida y la zona de influencia térmica de cada cordón luego de realizado el proceso de soldadura. Se concluye que la soldadura con electrodos del tipo E 309-16 y del tipo E 316-16 no son recomendables debido a que se obtiene una microestructura sensible al agrietamiento.

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

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    Patiño Infante, Maritza

    2015-01-01

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

  18. Honey Ants.

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    Conway, John R.

    1984-01-01

    Provides background information on honey ants. These ants are found in dry or desert regions of North America, Africa, and Australia. Also provides a list of activities using local species of ants. (JN)

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

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    N. Caballero Stevens

    2001-01-01

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

  20. Historia de la implantología y la oseointegración, antes y después de Branemark.

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    Rodas Rivera, Ruddy; Asociación Peruana de Cirugía Bucomaxilofacial. Lima

    2014-01-01

    En 1911 los traumatólogos inmovilizaban fracturas óseas con dispositivos de acero inoxidable con contenido férrico, teniendo como secuela la corrosión. En 1932 el Vitallium, una aleación exenta de hierro, fue considerada ideal, no corrosiva y biocompatible para estos  nes. En 1940 un estudio en fémur de gatos comparó la corrosión del vitallium (gold estándar) respecto a otros metales, entre ellos el titanio. Histológica y radiogrၠcamente el titanio produjo menos efecto inƒ amatorio y corro...

  1. Mechanical properties of duple stainless steels laser joints; Propiedades mecanicas de las uniones por laser de aceros inoxidables duplex

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    Amigo, V.; Bonache, V.; Teruel, L.; Vicente, A.

    2005-07-01

    The welded joints of stainless steels always present problems for the microstructural modifications that occur in the heat affected zone. Particularly, duplex stainless steels present very important changes when the weld pool solidifies forming fundamentally ferritic structures with some austenite in grain boundaries. These microstructural modifications, and those which occur in the HAZ, justify the mechanical properties of the joint and mainly those of plasticity, being all of them influenced by the processing conditions. In this work the influence of the laser welding speed on the tensile behaviour od duplex stainless steel welded joints is presented. The microstructure of the obtained seams and of the heat affected zone will be evaluated by means of optic and scanning electron microscopy. Also, different microhardness profiles have been obtained to evaluate the modifications in the mechanical properties both in the seam and the zone of thermal affection. (Author) 23 refs.

  2. Pitting corrosion detection in stainless steels using ultrasounds; Deteccion de la corrosion por picadura en aceros inoxidables empleando ultrasonidos

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    Rodriguez, C.; Biezma, M. V.

    2014-04-01

    Passive metallic systems are able to develop in a spontaneous way a protective layer on the metallic surface that offers excellent corrosion resistance since really in a physical barrier for the reaction with the environment. However, some factors can break locally this layer, promoting one of the most insidious attack, pitting corrosion, which produces local chemical conditions that favouring the corrosive process causing defects in the material, as externals and internals ones, with a random distribution on the metal surface. In this work, ultrasounds non destructive technique has been employed using as variable the maximum amplitude of the back wall echo in order to detect this type of attack. The material employed is an austenitic stainless steel AISI 304, wherein appear several defectology distributions as superficial such as depths simulating pits. (Author)

  3. Formación de maclas durante el enfriamiento en aceros inoxidables superferríticos envejecidos

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    Salán, M. N.; Anglada, M. J.

    2005-01-01

    Superferritic stainless steels show a BCC structure free of austenite at any temperature. Intermediate ageing temperatures, close to 475 °C, induce a-chromium content modulation and only after long periods of time, it is possible to detect chromium rich α' phase, which is responsible for embrittlement (475 °C embrittlement). In this work, ageing thermal treatments at intermediate temperatures in the superferritic stainless steel DIN 1.4575, have allowed to relate the associated hardness incre...

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

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    Amigo, V.

    2004-12-01

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

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

  5. Duplex stainless steel surface bay laser cladding; Modificacion de las propiedades superficiales de aceros inoxidables Duplex mediante recubrimientos por laser

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    Amigo, V.; Pineda, Y.; Segovia, F.; Vicente, A.

    2004-07-01

    Laser cladding is one of the most promising techniques to restore damaged surfaces and achieve properties similar to those of the base metal. In this work, duplex stainless steels have been cladded by a nickel alloy under different processing conditions. The influence of the beam speed and defocusing variables ha been evaluated in the microstructure both of the cladding and heat affected zone, HAZ. These results have been correlated to mechanical properties by means of microhardness measurements from cladding area to base metal through the interface. This technique has shown to be very appropriate to obtain controlled mechanical properties as they are determined by the solidification microstructure, originated by the transfer of mass and heat in the system. (Author) 21 refs.

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

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    COLORADO, H. A.; SALVA, H. R.; GHILARDUCCI, A. A.

    2009-01-01

    se realizó una caracterización mediante difracción de rayos x (DRX) en láminas de acero inoxidable AISI 304 recubierto con una capa de nitruro de titanio de 3 mm de espesor, obtenida mediante deposición física de vapor (PVD-magnetron sputtering) a una temperatura de 200 ˚C. se tomaron imágenes de microscopía electrónica de barrido (MEB), microscopía óptica (MO) y microscopía de fuerza atómica (MFA) para caracterizar el sustrato, la capa y la zona cercana a la intercara. adicionalmente se dete...

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

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    H. A. COLORADO

    2009-01-01

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

  8. Comportamiento del desgaste del flanco en el torneado en seco de alta velocidad del acero AISI 316L//Flank wear behavior in the dry high‐speed turning of AISI 316L stainless steel

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    Yoandrys Morales-Tamayo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio experimental se centra en investigar los efectos de los parámetros corte en el desgaste de flanco con dos insertos recubiertos durante el torneado de acabado en seco a altas velocidades del acero inoxidable AISI 316L. Los efectos de los parámetros de corte fueron determinados utilizando un análisis de varianza y de regresión simple. Como principal resultado se obtuvo el efectosignificativo del avance y del tiempo de maquinado en el desgaste del flanco. El inserto de tres capas no sobrepasó el criterio de fin de vida del desgaste, mientras que el inserto de una capa sufrió un desgaste catastrófico para la mayor velocidad de corte. El desgaste del flanco tuvo mejor comportamiento para el avance de 0,08 mm/rev en todas las velocidades empleadas en este estudio.Palabras claves: torneado de alta velocidad, desgaste de flanco, acero inoxidable AISI 316L, estudio experimental, análisis de varianza y regresión.______________________________________________________________________________AbstractThe current experimental study is focused on investigating the effects of cutting parameters on flank wear in two coated carbide inserts during dry high speed finish turning of AISI 316L stainless steel. The effects of cutting parameters were determinate using analysis of variance and simple regression. As a main resulta significant effect of cutting feed and the machining time on flank wear was found. The three coating layers insert did not exceed the criterion of end of life of wear while the insert with one layer suffered a catastrophic wear at the highest cutting speed. The flank wear showed the best performance for the cuttingfeed of 0,08 mm/rev at all the speeds used in the study.Key words: high speed turning; flank wear; AISI 316L stainless steel, experimental study; analysis of variance and regression.

  9. Proventricular nematodiasis in wrinkled hornbills (Aceros corrugatus).

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    Ferrell, Shannon T; Pope, Katherine A; Gardiner, Chris; Bradway, Daniel S; Ambrose, Dana L; MacLean, Robert A; Norton, Terry M; Stedman, Nancy L; Garner, Michael M

    2009-09-01

    Three immature Sunda wrinkled hornbills (Aceros corrugatus) were diagnosed postmortem with proventricular spirurid nematodiasis. Concurrent severe disseminated larval granulomatosis in other visceral organs was considered contributory to mortality in each case. Clinical signs of nematodiasis were vague but generally consisted of weight loss, anorexia, and lethargy. Frequent antemortem fecal examinations were negative for spirurid eggs. In these present cases, based on routine histopathology, both prophylactic and empirically based therapeutic anthelmintic treatments had no evident benefit in the elimination of the proventricular nematodes. Spirurid nematodiasis may be an important cause of mortality in young hornbills.

  10. Tensiones residuales en alambres de acero trefilados

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    Atienza Riera, José Miguel

    2001-01-01

    El alambre de acero eutectoide trefilado es un material de gran interés industrial. Se emplea masivamente en las obras de hormigón pretensado, en los cables de la minería y de la industria pesquera y en la industria del automóvil como hilos muy finos para refuerzo de neumáticos. El proceso de trefilado con el que se obtienen estos alambres es una de las más antiguas operaciones de conformado de metales. Consiste esencialmente en reducir las dimensiones de una barra haciéndola pasar a través d...

  11. Struggling Ants

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    Some of China’s college graduates are barely scraping by The village of Tangjialing, 20 km north of down town Beijing, was thrust into the public consciousness in November. Publishers that month released a book titled Ants

  12. Algunas observaciones sobre la sinterización del acero austenítico 316L en atmósfera de argón

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    Gómez, F.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available PM high speed steels are prone to higher corrosion rates due to residual porosity as well as chromium depletion of the matrix during sintering AISI 316L powders have been cold compacted (100-1,000 MPa and sintered (1,000-1,250°C, 15-240 min under several argon containing or vacuum atmospheres. Better densification rates can be achieved as sintering time or temperature increase in the presence of argon. No surface oxidation has been observed with the use of low pressure argon atmospheres, as long as samples are protected in a stainless steel partially sealed container.

    La utilización de acero inoxidable pulvimetalúrgico está limitada, entre otras razones, por la presencia de porosidad que pueda favorecer procesos corrosivos, así como a posibles pérdidas de cromo en la matriz durante los procesos de sinterización. Se han realizado experiencias de procesado de polvos de acero 316L con distintas presiones de compactación (100-1.000 MPa, temperaturas de sinterización (1.100-1.250°C, tiempos de sinterización (15-240 min y en distintas atmósferas de sinterización, de argón y vacío. Se obtiene una mejor densificación con elevada temperatura y tiempos de sinterización en atmósferas de argón a baja presión. En dicha atmósfera, no se produce oxidación superficial aislando parcialmente las muestras del flujo directo del argón.

  13. 76 FR 67253 - Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ACERO AZUL; Invitation for...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ACERO AZUL... the vessel ACERO AZUL is: INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: ``Passenger for hire.'' GEOGRAPHIC...

  14. Beyond ANT

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    Jansen, Till

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

  15. Ant Farm

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    Publié à l’occasion de l’exposition d’Ant Farm au Frac Centre du 12 au 23 décembre 2007, ce très beau catalogue, qui fait état des dix ans de création du collectif californien, propose un nombre important de documents iconographiques, de notices et de textes concernant leurs différents projets. Fondé en 1968 par Doug Michels et Chip Lord, rejoints par la suite par Curtis Schreier, Hudson Marquez, Douglas Hurr et d’autres encore, le collectif Ant Farm a marqué les esprits par quelques œuvres s...

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

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    López, A.

    2001-04-01

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

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

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

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    Marcelo Senatore

    2007-03-01

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

  18. Obtención de un acero de calidad S355J2 partiendo de un acero microaleado

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    El acero ha sido, y sigue siendo, un material clave en el desarrollo de nuestra civilización. Es por ello, que la consecución de nuevas calidades es clave en los entornos industriales de este sector. Este proyecto se encamina a la consecución de una calidad de acero determinada, el tipo y grado S 355 J2 +AR, dentro de un entorno industrial concreto formado por una acería eléctrica seguida de un tren de laminación de perfiles estructurales. Esta calidad concreta plantea ventajas en cuanto a...

  19. Efeito da chuva ácida em aços inoxidáveis coloridos

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    Célia Regina de Oliveira Loureiro

    2007-03-01

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

  20. The Ants Have It!

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    Daugherty, Belinda

    2001-01-01

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

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

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    Conejero Ortega, Gerardo

    2014-09-01

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

  2. Fire Ant Bites

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

  3. Internal microporosity formation in stainless steel powders: kinetics and mechanism; Formacion de microporosidad interna en polvos de acero inoxidable: cinetica y mecanismo

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    Martinez, M.; Suwardijo, W.; Garcia, L.; Formoso, A.; Cores, A.

    2002-07-01

    The internal microporosity of stainless steel powders is obtained by a technology developed in the Metallurgical Research Center (CIME) in collaboration with ISPETP, which consists of carbon enrichment of alloy during the fusion process, and after powder atomization a subsequent decarburization annealing. The internal microporosity , which can reach up to 10 volume percent of the steel particle, reduces powder density and improves powder compressibility, while costs for technology installation are also reduced. In this paper the technology for obtaining the microporosity, the mathematical models of the process, and the structural transformations undergone by stainless steel powder are shown. It is concluded that for carbon contents lower than 0.05% internal microporosity tends to disappear. (Author) 17 refs.

  4. Waste water treatment of slaughterhouse through water treatment plants of stainless steel; Tratamiento de aguas residuales de mataderos mediante depuradoras compactas modulares de acero inoxidable

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    BaNales Sirvent, P.

    1997-06-01

    The object of this project was to develop an integral waste water treatment concept, based on compact module made of stainless steel, with a combination that allows to get performances according to given requirements stablished in the Community Directive 91/271/CEE (1991). The industrial pilot tests have been made in a slaughterhouse with a capacity of 20 tons per day. (Author)

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

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    Becerril R, F

    1999-07-01

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

  6. Sigma-phase formation in weldments of cast super duplex stainless steel; Formacion de fase sigma en uniones soldadas de acero inoxidable super duplex fundido

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    Garin, J. L.; Mannheim, R. L.; Camus, M. A.

    2011-07-01

    This paper describes the microstructural characteristics of weldments of cast super duplex stainless steel (J93404), being subjected to annealing processes to induce formation of sigma-phase at high temperatures. The influence of heating time at 1073 K, 1123 K and 1173 K upon precipitation of sigma in the heat affected zone, base metal and fusion zone of the weldments was analyzed. The experimental results revealed the formation of this intermetallic compound throughout decomposition of the ferritic phase into austenite and sigma. At earlier stages of the transformation the phase rapidly nucleates and growth along the ferrite-austenite grain boundaries, and then massively advances towards the bulk of the ferritic zone with greater effectiveness as temperature increases. The formation of sigma-phase in all weldments resembles the Johnson-Mehl-Avramis mechanism stated for nucleation and growth. (Author) 27 refs.

  7. Effect of boron on sintering of a ferritic stainless steel; Efecto del boro en la sinterizacion de un acero inoxidable ferritico

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    Cabral-Miramontes, J. A.; Barceinas-Sanchez, J. D. O.; Velez-Jacobo, L.; Martinez-Villafane, A.; Chacon-Nava, J. G.

    2008-07-01

    This work studies the effect of boron on the density of a 409Nb ferritic stainless steel obtained by powder metallurgy during the process of sintering. The purpose of adding boron is to promote the formation of a liquid phase during sintering at temperatures below 120 degree centigrade . The boron contents varied from 0.0 to 1.5%wt. Specimens were compacted at 700MPa, and sintering was made at 1075 and 1150 degree centigrade during 60 minutes under a hydrogen atmosphere, using a heating rate of 20 degree centigrade/min. Density values were determined by the Archimedes method, and the samples were analysed using scanning electron microscopy. This work shows the dependence of the steel density and morphology of the microstructure as a function of boron content and the temperature of sintering. (Author) 29 refs.

  8. Analysis of the passive layer developed on stainless steels implanted with chromium; Analisis de las peliculas pasivas generadas en aceros inoxidables implantados con cromo

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    Abreu, C. M.; Cristobal, M. J.; Novoa, X. R.; Pena, G.; Perez, M. C.

    2004-07-01

    This work studies the effect of chromium implantation on the development of passive layers generated electrochemically in alkaline medium over two stainless steels. The XPS analyses show that the layers generated on the implanted steels present less thickness together with similar composition compared to the unimplanted steels layers. However, SEM micrographs show that the layers grown on implanted steels present more defects and less adherence that the films on unimplanted steels. These changes together with the results obtained by Cyclic Voltammetry suggest an oxide structure modification, lattice structure or crystallinity state. (Author) 6 refs.

  9. Influence of the heat treatment on the cold deformation od duplex stainless steels; Influencia de los tratamientos termicos en la deformacion en frio de los aceros inoxidables duplex

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    Fargas, G.; Manero, J. M.; Anglada, M.; Mateo, A.

    2004-07-01

    The purpose of this paper is to study the compression behavior of a duplex stainless steel after several annealing conditions, in order to simulate the response during cold rolling in the industrial process. For each studied condition, stress-strain curves present serrations in the flow zone due to austenite and ferrite twinning and the austenite phase transformation to martensite. At the same time, it is shown that sigma phase increases the strength and diminish the cold deformation capacity of the steel. (Author) 15 refs.

  10. Comparación entre los diagramas TTS obtenidos mediante los ensayos normalizados Huey y Strauss modificado para el acero inoxidable AISI 304

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    Otero, E.

    1996-04-01

    Full Text Available This work presents a comparison of Temperature-Time-Sensitization TTS diagrams obtained by Huey and modified Strauss standard, for detecting susceptibility to intergranular attack. The difference between these tests is the use of a strong or a slightly smooth oxidizing electrolyte. The diagrams obtained are different and if a sample tested by modified Strauss is sensitized, then it will be sensitized in the Huey test, but the contrary is not always true. This difference is because a sensitized sample has to have a continuous band lacking in chromium along the grain boundary in order to be sensitized in the modified Strauss test. This condition is not necessary in the Huey test.

    Se comparan los diagramas Temperatura-Tiempo-Sensibilización TTS, obtenidos mediante los ensayos normalizados de corrosión intergranular Huey y Strauss modificado, que, respectivamente, utilizan electrólitos fuerte y suavemente oxidantes, mostrándose que los diagramas obtenidos son diferentes. Si una muestra evaluada mediante el ensayo Strauss modificado se encuentra sensibilizada, entonces lo estará también en el ensayo Huey, pero no necesariamente ocurrirá lo contrario; esta diferencia se asocia a la necesidad de la existencia de una zona continua empobrecida en cromo a lo largo del límite de grano para que el material se sensibilice con respecto al ensayo Strauss modificado, condición innecesaria para el caso del ensayo Huey.

  11. Study of the neutronic activation of the stainless steel in a nuclear reactor; Estudios de la activacion neutronica del acero inoxidable en un reactor nuclear

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    Lazaro Roche, I.; Rodenas Diago, J.; Marques, J. G.

    2013-07-01

    During operation of a nuclear reactor, various components can be activated by neutron reactions. The activity thus generated produces a dose that is a potential risk to workers and environment. Was simulated using the MCNP and CINDER'90 such activation codes on a piece of steel and the values obtained compared with experimental measurements. The equivalence of both methods is verified to calculate neutron activation and evolution of the dose rate with the cooling time.

  12. Austenización de aceros con microestructuras diferentes

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    García-Caballero, E.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available During the last years, physical-mathematical models concerning continuous cooling and isothermal phase transformations valid for wide range of steels have been attained. However, the modelling of continuous heating transformations has not undergone the same development than in cooling. This investigation concerns with the study and modélisation of continuous heating phase transformations to study the process which is generally referred to as austenitisation of the steel. Therefore, our main aim is to describe those processes which control the non-isothermal formation of austenite in steels with initial microstructures of ferrite and/or pearlite.

    Durante los últimos años se han desarrollado algunos modelos físico-matemáticos sobre las transformaciones de fase en enfriamiento continuo e isotérmicas, aplicables a un amplio rango de aceros. Sin embargo, la modelización de las transformaciones en calentamiento continuo no ha tenido un desarrollo paralelo a las de enfriamiento y su avance ha sido, apreciablemente, menor. En este trabajo se aborda el estudio y modelización de las transformaciones que se producen durante el calentamiento continuo a lo largo de lo que, genéricamente, se denomina la austenización del acero. El principal objetivo es, por consiguiente, describir los procesos que controlan la formación anisotérmica de la austenita en aceros con microestructuras iniciales de ferrita y/o perlita.

  13. Predicción del desgaste del flanco de la herramienta de corte durante el torneado en seco de alta velocidad para piezas de acero AISI 316L en la industria minera

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    Yusimit K. Zamora-Hernández

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio experimental sobre la influencia de los parámetros de corte en el torneado del acero inoxidable AISI 316L con insertos recubiertos de TiCN, Al2O3, TiN. Un microscopio electrónico de barrido fue utilizado para medir y analizar el desgaste de las herramientas de corte. Los resultados fueron comparados utilizando el análisis de varianza y el análisis de regresión múltiple para describir la relación entre el desgaste del flanco de las herramientas de corte, el tiempo de maquinado y el avance de corte, obteniéndose las ecuaciones de los modelos ajustados. La investigación demostró el efecto significativo del avance y del tiempo de maquinado en el desgaste del flanco. El inserto de tres capas no sobrepasó el criterio de fin de vida del desgaste, mientras que el inserto de una capa sufrió un desgaste elevado para la mayor velocidad de corte. El desgaste del flanco tuvo mejor comportamiento para el avance de 0,08 mm/rev en todas las velocidades empleadas en este estudio. Los errores medios absolutos no superaron el 15 %.

  14. Oxidación cíclica de un acero refractario AISI 310 a alta temperatura en atmósferas con contenidos de oxígeno variables

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    Higuera-Hidalgo, V.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available High temperature oxidation tests of an AISI 310 stainless steel was performed in two different environments: in an standard atmosphere (21 % oxygen at 704, 800, 884 and 1,000 °C and in the typical environment of a gas turbine and vapor generator of a combined-cycle electric generation unit (10 % oxygen at 800 and 1,000 °C. The oxidation kinetics was determined by means of the measurement of the weight gain per unit surface of the specimen and also determining the thickness of the oxide layer. Comparable results have been obtained using both methodologies and the effect of the oxygen content along with the other experimental differences were determined observing the oxidation kinetics in both environments. The cyclic oxidation of AISI 310 deteriorates at temperatures higher than 1,000 °C.

    Se ha llevado a cabo un estudio experimental sobre la oxidación a altas temperaturas de un acero inoxidable refractario AISI 310, en dos ambientes diferentes: en una atmósfera convencional (21 % de O2, a 704, 800, 884 y 1.000 °C y en un ambiente simulativo de una turbina de gas y del generador de vapor de uña central eléctrica de ciclo combinado (10-11 % de O2, a 800 y 1.000 °C. La cinética de la oxidación del material se ha determinado a partir, tanto de la ganancia de peso por unidad de superficie experimentada por las probetas objeto de ensayo como por la determinación de los espesores de las capas de óxido formados. Se han obtenido resultados comparables con ambas metodologías y se ha puesto de manifiesto el efecto del contenido de oxígeno y de las demás diferencias experimentales a partir de la comparación de las cinéticas de oxidación del acero en los dos medios oxidantes analizados. La oxidación del acero AISI 310 en situaciones térmicas cíclicas empieza ya a ser importante a partir de una temperatura de 1.000 °C.

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

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    Alatorre Torres, Norma

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

  16. Hormigones reforzados con fibras de acero

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    Fernández Cánovas, Manuel

    1982-08-01

    Full Text Available Not available.Durante las tres últimas décadas se ha producido un gran desarrollo en la industria de la construcción, desarrollo que ha alcanzado, no sólo a las técnicas de diseño y cálculo, sino también a la tecnología del hormigón y, por supuesto, al propio hormigón. Y es lógico que esto sea así, pues refiriéndonos concretamente al caso del hormigón hemos de decir que, a pesar de su larga vida, pocos avances ha experimentado hasta nuestros días este noble material. El hormigón —el material más empleado en nuestras obras de ingeniería— es un compendio de virtudes pero con grandes lacras; es pesado, tiene una relación muy baja entre su resistencia a tracción y compresión; su relación peso-resistencia es excesivamente alta; su estabilidad de volumen deja mucho que desear, siendo su inestabilidad fuente de importantes problemas patológicos. Su capacidad para absorber energía antes de la rotura es baja, su durabilidad es muy sensible a su proyecto y ejecución, etc. Sin embargo, y a pensar de estos inconvenientes, el hormigón tiene tantas ventajas y tantos argumentos a su favor que se puede considerar, sin duda, el rey de los materiales de construcción.

  17. Variacion del modulo de 'Young' con el tratamiento termico en aceros al carbono hipoeutectoides

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    Villuendas Latorre, Aránzazu; Jorba, Jordi; Roca, Antoni

    2005-01-01

    En trabajos anteriores se ha constatado que varios aceros al carbono hipoeutectoides, en estado de temple, presentan valores del módulo de Young inferiores a los correspondientes en estado de revenido. En todos los casos la determinación se ha realizado mediante ultrasonidos. En concreto, para el acero C22E (EN 10083), el módulo se incrementa ligeramente desde 209 GPa (material templado) hasta 211 GPa (revenido a 650 °C), para el acero C45E el módulo aumenta desde 199 GPa hasta 211 GPa (reven...

  18. Precisiones sobre la corrosión del acero en contacto con hormigón

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    Andrade, C.

    1982-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we emphasize that now it is possible to use some electrochemical non-destructive techniques for measuring the corrosion rate of the metals. Also, it is possible to use the gravimetric determinations if the appropriate instrumentation is not available. The simple visual observation is a good complementary technique but it must not be used alone because of its subjectivity. Also, we stress some aspects, such as the influence of the alkalinity and the humidity, about the corrosion, that the bare and galvanized steel, can suffer in contact with construction materials. We analyze mainly, the influence of the type of cement on the risk of corrosion of both kinds of metals.

    En los presentes comentarios se insiste en que, para evaluar la velocidad de corrosión de los metales, en la actualidad se pueden utilizar técnicas electroquímicas no destructivas que permiten seguir la evolución del proceso diariamente, o bien, en el caso de no contar con los aparatos apropiados, se puede acudir a una determinación gravimétrica de la pérdida de metal. La simple observación visual es una valiosa indicación complementaria de las técnicas antes mencionadas, pero no debe utilizarse como técnica de medida única por la subjetividad que conlleva. También se precisan algunos aspectos sobre la corrosión que el acero desnudo y el galvanizado pueden sufrir por estar en contacto con materiales de construcción, como son la influencia de la alcalinidad y de la humedad del medio y, fundamentalmente, se analiza la influencia que puede ejercer el tipo de cemento en el riesgo de corrosión de ambas clases de metales.

  19. Riding with the ants

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    Duarte, A.P.M.; Attili-Angelis, D.; Baron, N.C.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Crous, P.W.; Pagnocca, F.C.

    2017-01-01

    Isolates of Teratosphaeriaceae have frequently been found in the integument of attine ants, proving to be common and diverse in this microenvironment. The LSU phylogeny of the ant-isolated strains studied revealed that they cluster in two main lineages. The first was associated with the genus Xenope

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    Duarte, A. P. M.; Attili-Angelis, D.; Baron, N. C.; Groenewald, Johannes Z.; Crous, Pedro W.; Pagnocca, F. C.

    2016-01-01

    Isolates of Teratosphaeriaceae have frequently been found in the integument of attine ants, proving to be common and diverse in this microenvironment. The LSU phylogeny of the ant-isolated strains studied revealed that they cluster in two main lineages. The first was associated with the genus Xenope

  1. Ecuaciones constitutivas de la fluencia en caliente de aceros microaleados

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    Cabrera, J. M.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Over centuries, the hot forming has been employed to provide shape to metáis. Nowadays, the deformation at high temperatures gives also the required final mechanical properties. From this point of view, the obtention of a constitutive equation describing the hot flow behaviour of microalloyed steels in particular is a very important task. The main difficulty in modelling the high temperature flow arises from the simultaneity of two opposite phenomena, namely, work hardening and dynamic softening due to recovery and recrystallization. In this is work a review of constitutive equations (including the effect of the chemical composition describing the flow behaviour of microalloyed steels deformed under high temperature conditions.

    Durante siglos el conformado en caliente se ha utilizado para proporcionar a los metales la forma deseada. Hoy en día la deformación en caliente no sólo genera la geometría deseada sino las características mecánicas requeridas. Así, la obtención de una ecuación constitutiva para la fluencia en caliente de un acero en particular, es una tarea ineludible para efectuar simulaciones por ordenador de procesos industriales. La complicación de la modelización de la fluencia a alta temperatura proviene de la simultaneidad de dos fenómenos contrapuestos durante la deformación, a saber, endurecimiento por deformación y ablandamiento por recuperación de la estructura. Este último a su vez puede constar de restauración y recristalización dinámicas. En este trabajo se revisan y plantean las ecuaciones constitutivas que describen las curvas de fluencia bajo condiciones de deformación en caliente, y se presenta una aplicación de las mismas a aceros microaleados.

  2. Determining nitrogen requirements of Aceros and Buceros hornbills.

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    Foeken, Sijmen G; de Vries, Max; Hudson, Elisabeth; Sheppard, Christine D; Dierenfeld, Ellen S

    2008-07-01

    Over 2 months, seven feeding trials were conducted at St. Catherines Island, GA, to quantify protein intake and utilization in captive mature nonreproducing Aceros (n=3 spp.) and Buceros (n=2 spp.) Hornbills were fed homogeneous isocaloric diets. A mixture of Bird of Paradise pellets, grapes, and raisins was offered to the birds as grape-sized balls, supplemented with diced cantaloupe melon to maintain hydration. To vary the protein level (range 10.8-22.6%) within the diets, different amounts of a powdered soy protein supplement were added to the mixture. Test diets were fed for 3 consecutive days. Birds were weighed to test for differences among diets. All excreta and diet samples were collected for nitrogen (N) analysis. Feeding trials were separated by a 4-day period, in which the bird's regular diet was fed. Data were analyzed for N balance, N equilibrium (regression of N intake vs. N excretion) and body mass. Regression analysis of N balances of the nine birds showed that the N equilibriums ranged from 0.081 to 0.595 g N/kg(0.75)/d with an average of 0.387+/-0.298. No differences in N balances were found between Aceros and Buceros hornbills. The methodology of this study suggested a dietary crude protein (CP) requirement of 7.3+/-3.0% dry matter (DM) in a diet containing 4.0 kcal. However, this value was determined by extrapolation and has not been experimentally determined to be adequate. In this study, the hornbills maintained body mass on a diet containing 10.8% CP (with energy at 4.0 kcal/g DM). Zoo Biol 27:282-293, 2008. (c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  3. Análisis de falla en cable de acero Análisis de falla en cable de acero

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    E. A. Ossa

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo describe el análisis de falla realizado en dos muestras de cables de acero que sufrieron falla súbita bajo condiciones de carga de trabajo normales. La falla fue causada por una carga menor a la capacidad nominal. Luego de inspección óptica se evidenció que la falla fue ocasionada por fatiga del material de uno de los cables.This paper describes the failure analysis of two wire ropes fractured during normal working conditions. The failure was caused by a load well below the nominal maximum resistance of the ropes. Optical microscopy indicated fatigue failure of one of the cables.

  4. The first mesozoic ants.

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    Wilson, E O; Carpenter, F M; Brown, W L

    1967-09-01

    Two worker ants preserved in amber of Upper Cretaceous age have been found in New Jersey. They are the first undisputed remains of social insects of Mesozoic age, extending the existence of social life in insects back to approximately 100 million years. They are also the earliest known fossils that can be assigned with certainty to aculeate Hymenoptera. The species, Sphecomyrma freyi, is considered to represent a new subfamily (Sphecomyrminae), more primitive than any previously known ant group. It forms a near-perfect link between certain nonsocial tiphiid wasps and the most primitive myrmecioid ants.

  5. Sick ants become unsociable

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

    2012-01-01

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

  6. Sick ants become unsociable.

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    Bos, N; Lefèvre, T; Jensen, A B; d'Ettorre, P

    2012-02-01

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

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

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    Bermejo, R.

    2008-08-01

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

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

  8. Viabilidad de nuevos materiales frente a materiales convencionales en la construcción de pantalanes

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    Marín Gallego, Enric

    2012-01-01

    Este proyecto estudia la viabilidad de nuevos materiales estructurales, tales como los materiales compuestos, comparándolos con materiales convencionales como el acero, el acero inoxidable o el hormigón.

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

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    Dairo Hernán Mesa Grajales

    2010-08-01

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

  10. Estructura cristalina del acero AISI 1045 deformado plásticamente

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    Tomás Fernández Columbié

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se abordó el comportamiento microestructural del acero AISI 1045 endurecido mediante la Deformación Plástica Superficial por rodillo, Se establece el mecanismo de endurecimiento del acero por el deslizamiento de los granos en la red cristalina y se demuestra el fenómeno de la acritud, la cual es producto del tensionamiento de los granos cuando el material es sometido al tensionamiento de su estructura cristalina. Se establece el procedimiento experimental realizado después que las probetas fueron sometidas al proceso de deformación.

  11. Estructura cristalina del acero AISI 1045 deformado plásticamente

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    Tomás Fernández Columbié; Isnel Rodríguez González; Dayanis Alcántara Borges

    2008-01-01

    Se abordó el comportamiento microestructural del acero AISI 1045 endurecido mediante la Deformación Plástica Superficial por rodillo, Se establece el mecanismo de endurecimiento del acero por el deslizamiento de los granos en la red cristalina y se demuestra el fenómeno de la acritud, la cual es producto del tensionamiento de los granos cuando el material es sometido al tensionamiento de su estructura cristalina. Se establece el procedimiento experimental realizado después que las probetas fu...

  12. Variación microestructural del acero AISI 1045 endurecido por rodadura

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    Esther Fernández-Guilarte; Dayanis Alcántara-Borges; Isnel Rodríguez-González; Tomás Fernández-Columbié

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se analiza el comportamiento microestructural del acero AISI 1045, endurecido mediante deformación plástica superficial por rodillo, empleando como variables en el proceso de endurecimiento el número de revoluciones, avance y fuerza del torno 16D20. Se empleó el análisis espectral para determinar la composición química del acero y el Nital como reactivo químico para resaltar la estructura metalográfica después de pulida. Se establecen los parámetros de los regímenes de la defo...

  13. Analisis no-lineal de estructuras de acero expuestas al fuego

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    Ortega Blanco, Josep LLuís

    2015-01-01

    La presente Tesis de Máster plantea las bases del problema numérico del cálculo no-lineal de un modelo de barras tridimensional de estructuras de acero expuestas al fuego. La Tesis se articula en dos partes. La primera parte corresponde al estado del arte o del conocimiento donde se expone el análisis del fenómeno de incendio, del comportamiento del material acero y su planteamiento normativo. Gran parte de este volumen es dedicado al reducido número de ensayos realizados a esc...

  14. Record dynamics in ants.

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    Thomas O Richardson

    Full Text Available The success of social animals (including ourselves can be attributed to efficiencies that arise from a division of labour. Many animal societies have a communal nest which certain individuals must leave to perform external tasks, for example foraging or patrolling. Staying at home to care for young or leaving to find food is one of the most fundamental divisions of labour. It is also often a choice between safety and danger. Here we explore the regulation of departures from ant nests. We consider the extreme situation in which no one returns and show experimentally that exiting decisions seem to be governed by fluctuating record signals and ant-ant interactions. A record signal is a new 'high water mark' in the history of a system. An ant exiting the nest only when the record signal reaches a level it has never perceived before could be a very effective mechanism to postpone, until the last possible moment, a potentially fatal decision. We also show that record dynamics may be involved in first exits by individually tagged ants even when their nest mates are allowed to re-enter the nest. So record dynamics may play a role in allocating individuals to tasks, both in emergencies and in everyday life. The dynamics of several complex but purely physical systems are also based on record signals but this is the first time they have been experimentally shown in a biological system.

  15. Tropical hornbills (Aceros cassidix, Aceros undulatus, and Buceros hydrocorax) use ballistic transport to feed with their large beaks.

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    Baussart, Sabine; Bels, Vincent

    2011-02-01

    The most common and plesiomorphic mechanism of food transport in tetrapods is lingual-based. Neognathous birds use this mechanism for exploiting a large diversity of food resources, whereas paleognathous birds use cranioinertial mechanism with or without tongue involvement. Food transport in three hornbills' species (Aceros cassidix, A. undulatus, and Buceros hydrocorax) is defined by a ballistic transport mechanism. Only one transport cycle is used for moving the food from the tip of the beak to the pharynx. The tongue never makes contact with the food nor is it used to expand the buccal cavity. In hornbills, filmed through high-speed video, time to food release occurred between 0.11 and 0.16 sec before time to maximum gape. The ballistic curves show similar patterns. Maximum gape angle is significantly different between the three species. Each species show a different kinematic and motor pattern of head movements associated with ballistic transport. In A. undulatus, head rotation follows a continuous pattern similar to that reported earlier in toucans. A. cassidix rotates head downward at the time of maximum gape to permit food to reach the pharynx without touching the mandible. B. hydrocorax elevates the head along the transport cycle to avoid contact with the food to the cavity of the upper beak. Selection of large food items in the diet may explain the evolutionary trend of using ballistic transport in the feeding behavior of hornbills, which play a key role in tropical forest ecology by dispersing seeds.

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

  17. Propiedades mecánicas del acero de refuerzo utilizado en Colombia Propiedades mecánicas del acero de refuerzo utilizado en Colombia

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    Victoria González Quintana

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan resultados del análisis estadístico aplicado al estudio experimental que de- termina las propiedades mecánicas de aceros colombianos sometidos a cargas monotónicas de tracción. Se obtienen curvas típicas de esfuerzo-deformación que permiten caracterizar aceros nacionales estudiados haciendo énfasis en las variables que determinan el cambio de comportamiento del materialA statistical analysis applied to a experimental study that determines the mechanical properties of steels produced in Colombia subjected to monotonic loads of tension is presented. Typical stress-strain diagram that allow to characterize these steels making emphasis in the variables that determine the change of behaviour of the materia are presented.

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

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    MIGUEL DAVID ROJAS LOPEZ

    2008-01-01

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

  19. Tratamiento isotérmico de los aceros aleados al silicio Tipo SAE 92XX

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    Páez, J. L.

    1996-02-01

    Full Text Available SAE 9260 type steels have silicon and carbon contents similar to those of the ductile iron matrix, and present a bainitic transformation with the same characteristics as ADI (Austempered Ductile Iron. The hypothesis is that excellent mechanical properties can be obtained by means of austempering (in times so short as to be accessible from the industrial point of view, the same as in ADI and even better because it is a rolling material instead of a cast material. It will be compared with the mechanical properties obtained by quenching and tempering at different temperatures.

    La composición química de los aceros SAE 92XX es similar a la de la matriz metálica de una fundición esferoidal, por lo que se pensó en someter a un acero de ese tipo a tratamientos de austempering similares a los que se aplican para lograr una ADI (Austempered Ductile Iron, y verificar si se alcanzaban valores aceptables de plasticidad con elevados valores de resistencia a la tracción para el mismo acero, tal y como sucede con aquellas fundiciones, y comparar dichos resultados con los obtenidos en el mismo acero con tratamientos convencionales de temple y revenido. Se alcanzaron valores que demostraron que, por austempering, se logran excelentes valores de plasticidad, muy superiores a los alcanzados por temple y revenido para durezas del mismo orden.

  20. DEMANDA DE MATERIAL EN ESTRUCTURAS REGULARES DE ACERO CON Y SIN ARRIOSTRAMIENTOS EN ZONA SÍSMICA DE RIESGO ELEVADO SEGUN NORMA COVENIN 1618-1998

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    Montesinos, V.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo fue realizado con la finalidad de conocer la demanda de material, y el desempeño de arriostramientos concéntricos y excéntricos ante posibles eventos sísmicos en edificaciones de acero de diez pisos que tienen características geométricas idénticas en planta, así como también en estructuras de acero sin arriostramientos. Se realizó un análisis estático lineal y uno dinámico para determinar las solicitaciones en los miembros, y diseñar sus diferentes secciones en las estructuras estudiadas. Realizados estos análisis se pueden conocer los desplazamientos máximos de entrepiso. De acuerdo a los resultados obtenidos, se concluyó que el uso de arriostramientos tanto excéntricos como concéntricos, es favorable para las estructuras, ya que ofrecen un desempeño satisfactorio para el control de desplazamientos y aportan mayor rigidez lateral. Las estructuras donde no se usan arriostramientos son más susceptibles a daños ante eventos sísmicos, por lo que deben ser analizados con detalle, presentando a su vez mayor demanda de material. The purpose of this project was to find out the demand for material and performance of concentric and eccentric bracing for possible seismic events in steel ten stories buildings that have identical geometric characteristics as well as on steel structures without bracings. A linear static analysis and a dynamic one were conducted to determine the stresses in the members, to be able to design their different sections in the structures studied. Once these analysis are made it can be determined the maximum displacements between floors. According to the results, it was concluded that the use of both eccentric and concentric bracings is favorable to the structures, as they offer satisfactory performance for controlling the displacement and provide greater lateral stiffness. The structures which are not braced are the most susceptible to damage in seismic events, which must be analyzed in

  1. ANT i arbejdslivsforskningen

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    2012-01-01

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

  2. Tiny, Powerful, Awesome Ants!

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    Tate, Kathleen

    2007-01-01

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

  3. Ant Colony Optimization for Control

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    Van Ast, J.M.

    2010-01-01

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

  4. Urea in Weaver Ant Feces

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    Vidkjaer, Nanna H.; Wollenweber, Bernd; Jensen, Karl-Martin V.;

    2016-01-01

    investigate the interactions of weaver ants with the host plants with respect to plant nutrition. Here, we report the identification and quantification of urea, a highly effective foliar nutrient present in the fecal depositions of O. smaragdina. Feces samples obtained from six O. smaragdina colonies were......Weaver ants are tropical insects that nest in tree canopies, and for centuries these ants have been used for pest control in tropical orchards. Trees hosting weaver ants might benefit not only from the pest protective properties of these insects but also an additional supply of nutrients from ant...

  5. El refuerzo de las estructuras de concreto armado con aceros de grado 75 en el Perú

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    Lovera Martínez, Luis Guillermo

    2016-01-01

    Muchos investigadores han estudiado el comportamiento de las estructuras de concreto armado cuando son reforzadas con aceros de alta resistencia. Algunas normas extranjeras han evaluado los resultados de estas investigaciones y procedido a actualizar sus estándares en ese sentido. En Perú no se ha investigado el comportamiento de estructuras reforzadas con aceros de alta resistencia, en ese sentido en la presente Tesis se estableció como objetivo estudiar el comportamiento d...

  6. "Ant-egg" cataract revisited

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    Clemmensen, Kåre; Enghild, Jan J; Ivarsen, Anders;

    2017-01-01

    PURPOSE: Hereditary congenital cataract varies immensely concerning location and form of the lens opacities. A specific and very rare phenotype is called "ant-egg" cataract first described in 1900. "Ant-eggs" have previously been examined using light microscopy, backscattered electron imaging and X......-ray scans and electron microscopy. The purpose of this study was to further characterize "ant-egg" cataract using modern technology and display the history of the "ant-eggs" after cataract extraction. METHODS: "Ant-eggs" were examined using Heidelberg SPECTRALIS Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT......-egg" structures in "ant-egg" cataract. Eighteen of these proteins are not natively found in the human lens. Moreover, "ant-eggs" do not vary over time, after cataract extraction, regarding size and location....

  7. Aceros de baja aleación y alto rendimiento

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    Campos, M.

    2008-02-01

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

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

  8. Ante la ley

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    Kafka Franz

    1999-12-01

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

  9. Distributed nestmate recognition in ants.

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    Esponda, Fernando; Gordon, Deborah M

    2015-05-07

    We propose a distributed model of nestmate recognition, analogous to the one used by the vertebrate immune system, in which colony response results from the diverse reactions of many ants. The model describes how individual behaviour produces colony response to non-nestmates. No single ant knows the odour identity of the colony. Instead, colony identity is defined collectively by all the ants in the colony. Each ant responds to the odour of other ants by reference to its own unique decision boundary, which is a result of its experience of encounters with other ants. Each ant thus recognizes a particular set of chemical profiles as being those of non-nestmates. This model predicts, as experimental results have shown, that the outcome of behavioural assays is likely to be variable, that it depends on the number of ants tested, that response to non-nestmates changes over time and that it changes in response to the experience of individual ants. A distributed system allows a colony to identify non-nestmates without requiring that all individuals have the same complete information and helps to facilitate the tracking of changes in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles, because only a subset of ants must respond to provide an adequate response.

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

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

    2012-10-15

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

  11. The metapleural gland of ants

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    Yek, Sze Huei; Mueller, Ulrich G

    2011-01-01

    The metapleural gland (MG) is a complex glandular structure unique to ants, suggesting a critical role in their origin and ecological success. We synthesize the current understanding of the adaptive function, morphology, evolutionary history, and chemical properties of the MG. Two functions......-compressible invagination of the integument and the secretion is thought to ooze out passively through the non-closable opening of the MG or is groomed off by the legs and applied to target surfaces. MG loss has occurred repeatedly among the ants, particularly in the subfamilies Formicinae and Myrmicinae, and the MG...... is more commonly absent in males than in workers. MG chemistry has been characterized mostly in derived ant lineages with unique biologies (e.g. leafcutter ants, fire ants), currently precluding any inferences about MG chemistry at the origin of the ants. A synthetic approach integrating functional...

  12. Variación microestructural del acero AISI 1045 endurecido por rodadura

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    Esther Fernández-Guilarte

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el comportamiento microestructural del acero AISI 1045, endurecido mediante deformación plástica superficial por rodillo, empleando como variables en el proceso de endurecimiento el número de revoluciones, avance y fuerza del torno 16D20. Se empleó el análisis espectral para determinar la composición química del acero y el Nital como reactivo químico para resaltar la estructura metalográfica después de pulida. Se establecen los parámetros de los regímenes de la deformación plástica superficial por rodillo para evaluar la dureza de los pasadores utilizados en las esteras de los equipos de laboreo minero y se expone una metodología para determinar el tiempo de ejecución del corte de las muestras.

  13. Reflexión sobre la industria del acero en el mercado globalizado

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    Luis Felipe Camacho Carvajal

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este ensayo es hacer un seguimiento a la evolución de la producción de acero en elmundo. Se evidencia que el resultado de la estrategia de adquisiciones y fusiones de poderosas empresas del sector siderúrgico a nivelmundial, llevó a que China pasara de ser un país netamente importador a ser exportador de materia prima de la cadena siderúrgica, alimentando una nueva etapa de crecimiento y desarrollo de esta cadena. El análisis de las cifras de acero en Suramérica referidas a producción, flujos de comercio y consumo aparente sugiere que la región no demanda lo que produce.

  14. Study of cyclic oxidation for stainless steels AISI 309 T 253 M A, with low additions of cerium; Estudio de la oxidacion ciclica de los aceros inoxidables AISI 309 T 253 MA, con pequenas adiciones de Cerio

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    Velazquez F, G.L.; Martinez, M.; Ruiz, A. [Universidad Nacional Experimental Politecnica (UNEXPO) - Vicerrectorado de Puerto Ordaz, Centro de Estudios de Corrosion. Puerto Ordaz. venezuela (Venezuela)

    1998-12-31

    It has been detected that the addition of small amounts (<1%) of the so called `reactive elements` such as Cerium to Fe-Cr alloys that was utilized in oxidating environment at high temperatures improving its resistance to oxidation under isothermal and cyclic conditions. In this work, it was evaluated the behavior under cyclic oxidation conditions for an austenitic stainless steel at chromium-nickel (253MA) with cerium addition, and comparing it with the AISI 310S austenitic stainless steel. The cyclic oxidation essays consist of five cycles by 24 hours each one, following of a cooling in air until ambient temperature from the temperatures of 850, 900 and 950 Centigrade, registering the gain mass of the specimen at end of each cycle. In order to this were prepared samples with dimensions of 20 mm. x 10 mm. x 1 mm. Later to the oxidation essays was evaluated the morphology of the corrosion products layer by scanning electron microscopy. The present phases were identified by X-ray diffraction and by chemical microanalysis by Dispersive energy (EDAX). The results obtained show that the steel with cerium addition, presents a higher adherence and resistance to the spalling noting that the cerium promotes the casting anchor of the oxides layer to matrix and by reducing the grain size of the layer improving its plasticity. Additionally the cerium promotes the preferential oxidation of the forming elements of protective layers like the chromium. (Author)

  15. Effects of surface modification of thin wires of AISI 302 stainless steel by electrolytic plasma on its mechanical properties; Efecto de la modificacion superficial de alambres delgados de acero inoxidable AISI 302 mediante plasma electrolitico sobre sus propiedades mecanicas

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    Gallego, A.; Camurri, C.; Carrasco, C.; Soldera, F.

    2012-07-01

    In this work different tests using electrolytic plasma (EP) on thin wires of stainless steel AISI 302 in an inert solution were performed. Tensile tests were carried out in order to measure changes in the mechanical strength of the samples; moreover, both the morphological and microstructural changes also were evaluated. It was found that after 10 s of the application of EP, the samples surface was uniformly covered by nodules-like and craters similar to those found in the melting and cooling periods of EP. The results show a significant surface grain refinement, leading to crystalline arrangements with sizes less than 200 nm and also an increase in the samples tensile strength of at least 57 % respect to steel base. (Author) 14 refs.

  16. Influence of the filler material on the pitting corrosion in welded duplex stainless; Influencia del material de aporte en la resistencia a corrosion por picadura en uniones soldadas de un acero inoxidable duplex

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    Munez, C. J.; Utrilla, M. V.; Urena, A.; Otero, E.

    2007-07-01

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

  17. Influence of copper and tin addition on pitting corrosion behaviour of AISI 304 Strainless Steel; Efecto de la adicion de cobre y estano en el comportamiento a la corrosion por picadura de acero inoxidable AISI 304

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    Pardo, A.; Merino, M. C.; Botella, J.; Matres, V.; Viejo, F.; Carboneras, M.; Arrabal, R.

    2004-07-01

    The influence of copper and tin addition on the pitting corrosion resistance of AISI 304 stainless steel in 3.5% NaCl at 20 degree centigree has been studied using potenciodinamic and cyclic polarization. From that study the effect of alloying elements (Cu and Sn) in the corrosion, pitting and re passivation potentials were determined. The effect of copper and tin on the critical pitting temperature (CPT) was determined by i{sub c}orr-time-temperature curves. The influence of these alloying elements in FeCl{sub 3} under ASTM G48-00 norm was also studied. The addition of copper favours the nucleation of pits. The addition of tin slightly improves the corrosion resistance. The synergic effect of Cu-Sn was positive at low concentrations. (Author) 10 refs.

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

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    Moreno S, H

    2003-07-01

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

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

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

    2010-07-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2004-07-01

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

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

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

    2014-10-01

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

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

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

    2006-07-01

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

  4. Fatigue life of AISI 316L stainless steel welded joints, obtained by GMAW; Vida a la fatiga de juntas soldadas del acero inoxidable AISI 316L obtenidas mediante el proceso GMAW

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    Puchi-Cabrera, E. S.; Saya-Gamboa, R. A.; Barbera-Sosa, J. G. la; Staia, M. H.; Ignoto-Cardinale, V.; Berrios-Ortiz, J. A.; Mesmacque, G.

    2007-07-01

    An investigation has been conducted in order to determine the effect of both the metallic transfer mode (pulsed arc or short circuit) and the O{sub 2} content in the Ar/O{sub 2} gas mixture, of the gas-metal arc welding process (GMAW), on the fatigue life under uniaxial conditions of welded joints of 316L stainless. it has been concluded that the mixture of the protective gases employed in the process could have an important influence on the fatigue life of the welded joints of such steel in two different ways. firstly, through the modification of the radius of curvature at the joint between the welding tow and the base metal and, secondly, through a more pronounced degree of oxidation of the alloying elements induced by a higher O{sub 2} content in the mixture. As far as the metallic transfer mode is concerned, it has been determined that the welded joints obtained under a pulsed arc mode show a greater fatigue life in comparison with the joints obtained under short circuit for both gas mixtures. (Author) 25 refs.

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

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

    2006-07-01

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

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

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

    2006-07-01

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

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

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

    2003-07-01

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

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

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

    2008-07-01

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

  9. Influence of the chemical composition, heat and surface treatment in the biofouling of austenitic stainless steels; Influencia de la composicion quimica, del tratamiento termico y del acabado supreficial en el bioensuciamiento de aceros inoxidables austeniticos

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    Sarro, M. I.; Aleman, O.; Moreno, D. A.; Roso, M.; Ranninger, C.

    2004-07-01

    The main objective of this study was to analyse the biofouling processes in the kinds of stainless steels used normally in industry (UNS S30400, UNS S30403 and UNS S31600), with different surface treatments after grinding and polishing. The study was developed using two microscopy techniques. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was used to evaluate the microorganisms distribution in the materials, and Epi fluorescence Microscopy was used to evaluate the viability of cells in the biofilm. The results revealed the influence of the material, heat treatment, surface treatment and roughness in the biofouling processes in the stainless steel assays. (Author) 33 refs.

  10. Effects of nitrogen and pulsed mean welding current in AISI 316 austenitic stainless steel solidification cracks; Efecto del nitrogeno y la corriente media pulsada de soldadura en la formacion de grietas de solidificacion en aceros inoxidables AISI 316L

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    Trevisan, R. E.; Braga, E.; Fals, H. C.

    2002-07-01

    An analysis of the influence of nitrogen concentration in the weld zone and the pulsed mean welding current in the solidification crack formation is presented in this paper. The AISI 316L austenitic stainless steel was employed as the metal base. The welding was done using CC+ pulsed flux cored are welding process and AWS E316L wire type. The tests were conducted using CO{sub 2} shielding gas with four different nitrogen levels (0,5; 10 and 15%) in order to induce different nitrogen weld metal concentrations. The pulsed mean welding current was varied in three levels and the. Transvarestraint tangential strain test was fixed of 5%. The results showed that the solidification cracking decreased as the pulsed mean welding current increase. It was also verified that an increase of the weld zone nitrogen level was associated with a decrease in both the total length of solidification crack and the amount of {delta} ferrite. (AUthor) 20 refs.

  11. Flat friction tests applied to austenic stainless steels with several surface finish. Analysis of adhesion conditions in friction; Ensayos de rozamiento plano sobre aceros inoxidables austeniticos con diferente acabado superficial. Determinacion de las condiciones de adhesion en el rozamiento

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    Coello, J.; Miguel, V.; Ferrer, C.; Calatatyd, A.; Martinez, A.

    2008-07-01

    The main purpose of this work is to evaluate the tribological behaviour of austenic stainless steels AISI 304 with bright surface finishing (B). The assays have been carried out in flat faced dies system with mineral oil of 200 cts viscosity, S{sub 2}Mo grease and in dry conditions. The relationship between friction coefficient and pressure and velocity has been established for the mineral oil as lubricant. In these conditions, a strong adhesive tendency has been found in boundary lubrication regime. The results obtained here, show us that S{sub 2}Mo grease leads to lowest values for the friction coefficient. A minor adhesive behaviour tendency for AISI 316 steel, harder than 304 grades, has been found. A relevant plowing phenomena has been observed for the more critical friction conditions tried out. A surface hardener is produced as a consequence of that. (Author) 19 refs.

  12. A galvanic corrosion study of brass/stainless steel and brass/cast iron couples; Estudio de corrosion galvanica en pares laton/acero inoxidable y laton/fundicion de hierro

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    Ohanian, M.; Diaz, V.; Corengia, M.; Zinola, C. F.

    2011-07-01

    Corrosion attack in heat exchanger systems is a topic of main interest for the maintenance in each industrial plant. These are multi galvanic systems with particular geometric and fluidodynamic complexity. Corrosive damages include zinc selective dealeation in copper alloys. In order to explain zinc dealeation attack, this paper deals with laboratory scale testing, characterization and interactions between two copper and zinc alloys (Yellow brass UNS C268 and Admiralty brass UNS C443) compared to AISI 316 stainless steel and cast iron. The tests were performed at 20 degree centigrade in 1.5 % NaCl and 1.5 % Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} solutions, pH 8 and each material was characterized by potentiodynamic sweeps. The couples are analyzed by studying transient galvanic currents. We conclude about the cause of the analyzed pathology, brass protection potential ranges and its coupling compatibility with other metals. (Author) 33 refs.

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

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    Molleja, Javier García

    2014-01-01

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

  14. Caracterización de la Pasividad del Acero Inoxidable uns N08031 en Ácido Fosfórico Contaminado mediante Técnicas Electroquímicas.

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    ESCRIVÁ CERDÁN, CLARA

    2013-01-01

    La obtención de ácido fosfórico a partir del proceso húmedo constituye aproximadamente un 95% de su producción. Entre las etapas principales de este proceso productivo, hay que mencionar el ataque de la roca fosfórica con ácido sulfúrico concentrado, la filtración y posterior concentración del ácido producido. Esta técnica genera severos problemas de corrosión en los equipos e instalaciones, debido principalmente a la presencia de impurezas en el ácido fosfórico, como son cloruros, fluoruros ...

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

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

    2010-07-01

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

  16. DIAGRAMAS DE FLUJO PARA EL DISEÑO DE ESTRUCTURAS DE ACERO

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    Romanjek Blimel, MARIJA

    2011-01-01

    Se desarrollan los "diagramas de flujo" que representan el proceso o los procedimientos para diseñar componentes estructurales de acero bajo la acción de fuerzas axiales de comprensión y flexión, siguiendo las condiciones exigidas por las normas americanas  AISC(1) y por el CSCR(2).Se presentan diagramas de flujo para distintas secciones transversales y condicones de carga. 

  17. Fabricación del acero de Damasco: estudio metalográfico

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    Criado, A. J.

    1997-02-01

    Full Text Available Damascus Steel is the denomination that the Europeans gave to the material with which the musulman swords were manufactured during the Era of the Crusades. This hypereutectoid steel presents a high content in carbon, more than 0.8 %, and in some cases up to 2 % in weight. The secret of its good mechanical characteristics is based in the hot forging process in the temperatures interval between 650 and 850 °C. The final quenching in water, brine or other aqueous solutions, confers to the swords manufactured with this steel a good resistance to its cutting edge and a high toughness. In the present investigation, the manufacture processes of this type of steel are studied. Electronic scanning microscopy has been applied to the study of materials manufactured by the authors following the ancient craftsmen methods of forging and quenching.

    Acero de Damasco es la denominación que los europeos dieron al material del que estaban hechas las espadas musulmanas durante la época de las Cruzadas. Este acero hipereutectoide, presenta un alto contenido de carbono que supera en todos los casos el 0,8 %, llegando en algunos casos al 2,1 % en masa. El secreto de sus buenas características mecánicas radica en los procesos de forja en caliente, en un intervalo de temperaturas entre 650 y 850 °C, a los que se puede someter. El temple final en agua, salmuera u otras soluciones acuosas, confiere a las armas fabricadas con este acero una buena resistencia en su filo cortante y una tenacidad elevada. En la presente investigación se estudian los procesos de fabricación de este tipo de acero. Se ha aplicado la microscopía electrónica de barrido al estudio de materiales fabricados por los autores siguiendo los métodos artesanos antiguos de forja y temple.

  18. AUMENTO EN LA RESISTENCIA A LA CORROSIÓN DE UN ACERO T91 ALUMINIZADO

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    LUZ S. QUINTERO

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El acero ferrítico T91 ha sido ampliamente utilizado en plantas de generación de energía eléctrica, calderas y plantas nucleares. Sin embargo, su resistencia a la oxidación se ve gravemente afectada a temperaturas superiores a los 600ºC. En esta investigación se empleó la técnica de cementación empacada para aluminizar un acero T91 y se encontraron las condiciones óptimas para la formación de un recubrimiento libre de porosidad y con espesor uniforme (300 micras. Se evaluó la capa de óxido formada luego de una exposición a 800ºC en atmósfera de aire. La caracterización del recubrimiento y de la capa de óxido (Al2O3 se llevó a cabo empleando un microscopio electrónico de barrido (SEM, Espectroscopia de Rayos X (EDX y mapping. Se comprobó una buena resistencia a la oxidación del acero T91 aluminizado, debido a la formación de una fina capa continua de óxido de aluminio de aproximadamente 6 micras de espesor luego de una exposición de 7 días.

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

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    Carreras, L.

    1999-08-01

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

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

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

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    ROBINSON TORRES GÓMEZ

    2010-01-01

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

  1. Análisis térmico de soldadura GTAW sobre placa de acero AISI 316L empleando el método de elementos finitos GTAW welding thermal analysis on AISI 316L steel plate using the finite elements method

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    Juan A. Pozo-Morejón

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se realiza la modelación térmica de soldadura GTAW sobre placa de acero inoxidable AISI 316L. Se analizan los aspectos teóricos más relevantes a considerar durante la ejecución de un análisis de este tipo. En la simulación se emplea un software de análisis por elementos finitos de uso general y se enriquece una metodología, previamente desarrollada, para la modelación en 3D no lineal transitoria del proceso de soldeo. En dicha metodología se implementa una subrutina en lenguaje APDL, programada con el modelo volumétrico de fuente calor de doble elipsoide, en un sistema de coordenadas cartesiano. Se analiza la influencia del paso de tiempo seleccionado sobre los resultados de la simulación. Finalmente se valida la metodología enriquecida, en base a la correlación de los resultados del modelo respecto a los resultados experimentales.In the present work, thermal modeling of GTAW welding on AISI 316L stainless steel plate is presented. More relevant theoretical aspects to be considered during the implementation of an analysis of this type are discussed. For the simulation a general purpose finite element analysis software has been used. A previously developed methodology for 3D nonlinear transient modeling of welding process has also been improved. In this methodology a subroutine in APDL language is implemented, programmed with the double ellipsoid volumetric heat source model, in a Cartesian coordinated system. The influence of the selected time step on the simulation results is analyzed. The good correlation obtained among the results calculated by means of the model and the experimental data validates this improved methodology.

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

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    A. Moreno

    2005-01-01

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

  3. Diseño de nuevos aceros bainíticos.

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    Caballero, F. G.

    2002-02-01

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

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

  4. Temperature: Human Regulating, Ants Conforming

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    Clopton, Joe R.

    2007-01-01

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

  5. The metapleural gland of ants.

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    Yek, Sze Huei; Mueller, Ulrich G

    2011-11-01

    The metapleural gland (MG) is a complex glandular structure unique to ants, suggesting a critical role in their origin and ecological success. We synthesize the current understanding of the adaptive function, morphology, evolutionary history, and chemical properties of the MG. Two functions of the MG, sanitation and chemical defence, have received the strongest empirical support; two additional possible functions, recognition odour and territorial marking, are less well supported. The design of the MG is unusual for insects; glandular secretions are stored in a rigid, non-compressible invagination of the integument and the secretion is thought to ooze out passively through the non-closable opening of the MG or is groomed off by the legs and applied to target surfaces. MG loss has occurred repeatedly among the ants, particularly in the subfamilies Formicinae and Myrmicinae, and the MG is more commonly absent in males than in workers. MG chemistry has been characterized mostly in derived ant lineages with unique biologies (e.g. leafcutter ants, fire ants), currently precluding any inferences about MG chemistry at the origin of the ants. A synthetic approach integrating functional morphology, phylogenetic transitions and chemical ecology of the MGs of both the derived and the unstudied early-branching (basal) ant lineages is needed to elucidate the evolutionary origin and diversification of the MG of ants.

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

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    Calvo, J.

    2006-02-01

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

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

  7. Microestrutura de uma Solda Dissimilar entre o Aço Inoxidável Ferrítico AISI 410S e o Aço Inoxidável Austenítico AISI 304L Soldado pelo Processo FSW

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    Tathiane Caminha Andrade; Cleiton Carvalho Silva; Hélio Cordeiro de Miranda; Marcelo Ferreira Motta; Jesualdo Pereira Farias; Luciano Andrei Bergman; Jorge Fernandes dos Santos

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    Resumo O presente trabalho visa investigar a microestrutura formada na soldagem dissimilar entre chapas de aços inoxidáveis ferríticos AISI 410S e aços inoxidáveis austeníticos AISI 304L pelo processo friction stir welding. A soldagem foi realizada com o ajuste dos seguintes parâmetros: rotação 450 rpm; velocidade de soldagem de 1,0 mm/s; e força axial 40 kN. O aço AISI 410S foi posicionado no lado de avanço enquanto que o aço AISI 304L foi posicionado no lado de retrocesso. A análise consist...

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

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    Quispe, A. B.

    1997-12-01

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

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

  9. Eliminación de atrape de escoria y gotas frías en colada continua de palanquillas de acero

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    Santillana, B.

    2002-12-01

    nata, basado en la literatura estudiada, y se construye un modelo termodinámico del sistema Fe- Si-Mn-O. Se sugiere un mecanismo de formación de las gotas frías y el atrape de escoria basado en los resultados del estudio metalográfico. Las acciones tomadas en la planta para disminuir el problema y los resultados en términos de rechazos de las palanquillas, se detallaron antes y después de aplicar las acciones correctivas. El análisis consistió en un estudio metalográfico de las muestras de palanquillas. De acuerdo a los resultados, el defecto consistía en una mezcla de gotas frías, atrapes de nata y porosidad. La formación de la nata es normal para estos grados de acero, pero el atrape de la misma depende de la relación Mn/Si y la temperatura del acero. Las gotas frías se pudieron originar por la reacción del aceite.

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

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    Simone Cristina Marques

    2007-09-01

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

  11. CARACTERIZACIÓN NO DESTRUCTIVA DEL ENDURECIMIENTO POR PRECIPITACIÓN DE UN ACERO 17-4PH

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    García Pérez, Ivan Xicotencatl

    2012-01-01

    El acero endurecible por precipitación 17-4 PH ha sido usado ampliamente, debido a que presenta una combinación balanceada de propiedades mecánicas y una buena resistencia a la corrosión. La temperatura de trabajo de este acero está por debajo de los 390 ̊C. Existe una gran preocupación en la industria ya que después de una exposición prolongada a esta temperatura, presentan degradación de sus propiedades, causada por envejecimiento. Los ensayos no destructivos ofrecen gran ...

  12. Pest repelling properties of ant pheromones

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    Offenberg, Joachim

    2014-01-01

    Ants control pests via predation and physical deterrence; however, ant communication is based on chemical cues which may serve as warning signals to potential prey and other intruders. The presence of ant pheromones may, thus, be sufficient to repel pests from ant territories. This mini...

  13. ANT, tourism and situated globality

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

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    are used to define as the separate spheres of nature and culture. This paper explores and relates the central tenets of ANT in tourism with regard to the concept of the Anthropocene. It presents the ANT approach as a flat and object-oriented ontology and methodology and explores its potentials to carve out......In recent years Actor-network theory (ANT) has increasingly been felt in the field of tourism studies (Van der Duim, Ren, & Jóhannesson, 2012). An important implication of the meeting between ANT and tourism studies is the notion of tourism being described as a heterogeneous assemblage of what we...... viable descriptions of the collective condition of humans and more-than-humans in the Anthropocene. Also and moving past a merely descriptive approach, it discusses it as a useful tool to engage with the situated globalities which come into being through the socio-spatial coupling of tourism...

  14. Desarrollo de aceros reforzados con carburos primarios vía metalurgia líquida

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    Agote, I.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The steel reinforcement by means of the addition of primary carbides via liquid metallurgy needs to fulfill two essential requirements to be technically viable: the development of a solid reinforcing product which is appropriate to be mixed with the steel and the optimization of the metallurgic addition of these reinforcing particles into the liquid steel. Besides, the improvement of the reinforced alloy characteristics is directly related to the particles' nature of reinforcing particles, their homogeneous and uniform distribution in the matrix and their size and morphology. The manufacture of these carbides by SHS ('Self propagating High temperature Synthesis' and their addition before steel is poured into moulds allows achieving the above-mentioned conditions.

    Para que el reforzamiento de los aceros con carburos primarios vía metalurgia líquida sea técnicamente viable se requiere del desarrollo de un tipo de producto reforzante sólido, adecuado para su incorporación al acero, así como de la optimización de dicha vía metalúrgica de adición del producto reforzante al material base en estado líquido. Además, la mejora de características de la aleación reforzada es función directa de la naturaleza de las partículas, de su homogénea y uniforme distribución en la matriz y del tamaño y morfología regular de las mismas. Estas condiciones se consiguen cuando las partículas de carburo se elaboran previamente mediante la técnica SHS (selfpropagating high temperature synthesis y se añaden al baño de acero líquido previo a su colada en moldes o lingoteras.

  15. Ants Orase kultuurisõnum

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    2007-01-01

    26. jaanuaril toimub Tallinna Ülikooli Akadeemilises Raamatukogus seminar silmapaistvast Eesti teadlasest ja tõlkijast Ants Orasest. Esinevad kirjandusteadlased Tallinna Ülikoolist, Tartu Ülikoolist ja Eesti Kirjandusmuuseumist. Avaettekandeks on sõna Oklahoma Ülikooli professoril Vincent B. Leitchil, kes oli Ants Orase viimaseks juhendatavaks doktorandiks. Seminari korraldavad Tallinna Ülikool ja Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum. Vt ka Postimees, 26, jaan., lk. 18

  16. Desgaste por deslizamiento en seco de aceros perlíticos y bainíticos

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    Cristian Camilo Viáfara Arango

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El desgaste por deslizamiento tiene una gran influencia sobre el desempeño de los sistemas rueda-riel, en particular, por el deslizamiento de la pestaña de la rueda sobre la parte interna del riel en una pista curva. Dado que el deslizamiento entre la rueda y el riel involucra efectos de adhesión, altos porcentajes de deslizamiento/rodadura afectan fuertemente el desgaste por fatiga de contacto por rodadura, que actúa en las superficies de contacto. En una máquina Pin sobre Disco se llevaron a cabo ensayos de desgaste por deslizamiento para estudiar el comportamiento del acero perlítico AISI 1070 y el bainítico AISI 15B30. La velocidad de deslizamiento fue 1 ms-1 para todas las pruebas y se utilizaron cargas normales de 10, 30 y 50 N. La resistencia al desgaste fue relacionada con la pérdida de masa medida después de las pruebas y las superficies desgastadas, al igual que las partículas removidas, fueron analizadas por medio de los microscopios óptico y electrónico. Se realizaron perfiles de microdureza bajo las superficies de contacto para analizar el efecto del endurecimiento por deformación. El acero perlítico mostró mayor resistencia al desgaste que el acero bainítico, debido al excelente comportamiento de endurecimiento por deformación de la perlita comparado con el de la bainita. En el acero perlítico se observaron regímenes de desgaste oxidativo, mientras que en el bainítico el principal mecanismo de remoción de material fue el adhesivo, llevando a un daño mucho más fuerte en la superficie. De hecho, el régimen de desgaste para las probetas bainíticas fue siempre severo, aún con la menor carga normal aplicada.

  17. Efecto del boro en la deformación en caliente de un acero al carbono

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    2005-01-01

    En el presente estudio se evalúa el comportamiento a fluencia de tres aceros al carbono con distinto contenido en boro. Las curvas de fluencia se han obtenido a partir de ensayos de compresión uniaxial en caliente, realizada sobre probetas cilíndricas en una máquina de ensayos INSTRON que disponía de un horno de calentamiento por radiación adaptado al sistema. Los ensayos se realizaron a velocidad de deformación constante de 0,1s-1, 0,01s-1 y 0,001s-1, y las temperaturas de ens...

  18. Efecto del contenido de silicio en el comportamiento a fluencia de un acero al carbono

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    En el presente estudio se evalúa el comportamiento a fluencia de tres aceros al carbono con distinto contenido en silicio. Las curvas experimentales de fluencia se han obtenido a partir de ensayos de compresión en caliente, realizados sobre probetas cilíndricas en una máquina universal de ensayos, que disponía de un horno de calentamiento por radiación adaptado al sistema. Los ensayos se realizaron a velocidades de deformación constante sobre un intervalo de 3·10-4 s-1 a 0,1 s-1, y a las temp...

  19. CAPACIDAD estructural DE JUNTAS T de perfilES de acero LAMINADO EN FRÍO

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    Este estudio es consecuencia del uso extendido de tubo estructural y cajones formados con dos secciones tipo C(ambas de acero laminado en frío) en las estructuras principales de diferentes tipos de edificaciones. Dichas prácticashan puesto en evidencia la necesidad de cuantificar la resistencia de la unión viga y columna elaboradas con estematerial. Se investigaron cuatro diferentes tipos de uniones, con el propósito de determinar la capacidad máximacorrespondiente. Esta evaluación se realizó...

  20. Plan exportación de cocinas a gas de la empresa Fibro Acero a Colombia

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    El presente trabajo consiste en desarrollar un plan de exportación a Colombia para la empresa Fibro Acero, mercado en el cual aún no ha logrado comercializar sus cocinas, cocinetas y encimeras. Tiene como objetivo analizar la capacidad de la empresa y realizar una investigación mas detallada del mercado meta; es decir, identificar los perfiles geográficos, culturales y socio - políticos del país. A su vez, sugerir un plan de marketing cuyas estrategias permitan un posicionamiento de la empres...

  1. Comportamiento de hormigones de alta resistencia con fibras de acero frente al impacto de proyectiles

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    Cánovas, M. F.; Gaitán Rodríguez, Vidal Hernando

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta los resultados de la investigación llevada a cabo por los autores sobre el comportamiento de hormigón de 80 MPa de resistencia característica a compresión reforzado con diferentes cuantías de fibras de acero de alto contenido en carbono sometido al impacto de proyectiles de distintos calibres, determinando el espesor de muros de este tipo de hormigón que sería preciso disponer para impedir su perforación por dichos proyectiles, así como los valores máximos de penetración...

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

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    Iñaki Oneca Agurruza

    2004-02-01

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

  3. Aceros de alto límite elástico para conformación en frío: daño estructural

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    Riba López, Julio Antonio

    1985-01-01

    El trabajo de tesis analiza experimentalmente las propiedades mecánicas y parámetros racionales derivados del ensayo de tracción, la textura, conformabilidad y daño estructural de cuatro aceros de alto límite elástico en forma de chapas laminadas en frío para su empleo en la industria del automóvil, dos microaleados con niobio, otro refosforado y un acero de fase dual ferrito-martensítico. Se ha comprobado la buena embutibilidad por expansión del acero de fase dual ; la buena embutibilidad...

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

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    NEIL COLLIER

    2007-01-01

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

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

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

    2004-07-01

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

  6. Monoculture of leafcutter ant gardens.

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    Ulrich G Mueller

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

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

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    Jimmy Vergara Silva, Óscar Javier Gutiérrez Junco

    2011-05-01

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

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

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    Toribio, J.

    1998-05-01

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

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

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

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    Cicutti, C.

    1997-10-01

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

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

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

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    Shklyar, V.

    1998-12-01

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

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

  11. How ants drop out: ant abundance on tropical mountains.

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    John T Longino

    Full Text Available In tropical wet forests, ants are a large proportion of the animal biomass, but the factors determining abundance are not well understood. We characterized ant abundance in the litter layer of 41 mature wet forest sites spread throughout Central America (Chiapas, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica and examined the impact of elevation (as a proxy for temperature and community species richness. Sites were intentionally chosen to minimize variation in precipitation and seasonality. From sea level to 1500 m ant abundance very gradually declined, community richness declined more rapidly than abundance, and the local frequency of the locally most common species increased. These results suggest that within this elevational zone, density compensation is acting, maintaining high ant abundance as richness declines. In contrast, in sites above 1500 m, ant abundance dropped abruptly to much lower levels. Among these high montane sites, community richness explained much more of the variation in abundance than elevation, and there was no evidence of density compensation. The relative stability of abundance below 1500 m may be caused by opposing effects of temperature on productivity and metabolism. Lower temperatures may decrease productivity and thus the amount of food available for consumers, but slower metabolisms of consumers may allow maintenance of higher biomass at lower resource supply rates. Ant communities at these lower elevations may be highly interactive, the result of continuous habitat presence over geological time. High montane sites may be ephemeral in geological time, resulting in non-interactive communities dominated by historical and stochastic processes. Abundance in these sites may be determined by the number of species that manage to colonize and/or avoid extinction on mountaintops.

  12. Corrosión bajo tensión en aceros para pretensado

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    del Pozo, Florencio

    1969-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper summarises the first results of a testing program to investigate behaviour of prestressing steels in corrosion. This work is being done at the Central Laboratory for Testing Construction Materials, of the Centre of Research and Experiments of Public Works. The tests confirm the belief that patented drawn steels are very suitable for prestressing, and that the phenomenon of corrosion under stress must be infrequent in practice, if the work is well done. The most aggressive agents are those which provoke fragilization through hydrogen, the most frequent being SH2. Nitrates, which are often cited as typical corrosion agents associated to stress, are less dangerous than SH2. Tempered and case hardened steels are more susceptible to these attacks than cold drawn steels. Chlorates have turned out to be less dangerous than nitrates. After prolonged tests no failure has been recorded due to corrosion under stress. The purpose of this investigation is to develop a simple and representative test for the phenomenon of corrosion under stress and fragilization due to hydrogen, so that this test may complement the normal ones that are applied to classify steel.En este trabajo se resumen los primeros resultados de un plan de ensayos, para investigar el comportamiento frente a la corrosión de los aceros para pretensado, que está realizando el Laboratorio Central de Ensayo de Materiales de Construcción del Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas. Los ensayos confirman el criterio de que los aceros patentados y trefilados reúnen buenas condiciones para su uso en pretensado y que el fenómeno de corrosión bajo tensión debe ser poco frecuente en la práctica, si la obra está bien realizada. Los agentes más agresivos son los que provocan fragilización por hidrógeno; el más frecuente es el SH2. Los nitratos, citados frecuentemente como agentes típicos de corrosión bajo tensión, son menos peligrosos que el SH2. Los aceros

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

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    Pedro José Nolasco Sobrinho

    2004-06-01

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

  14. Caracterización de aceros API-5L por medio de la medición de ruido magnético Barkhausen

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    P. Martínez-Ortiz; J. H Espina-Hernández; Hallen, J. M.; R. Linares y Miranda

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta la caracterización de aceros API- 5L (grado X52, X56, X60) a través de ruido magnético Barkhausen. Un campo magnético sinusoidal de 10 Hz de frecuencia e intensidad de 5.2 kA/m se aplicó a las muestras de acero API-5L. Se demostró que cada acero genera un señal de ruido magnético Barkhausen propia que depende de su composición química y microestructura. Se comprobó la anisotropía magnética de los aceros a través de la señal de ruido magnético Barkhausen. Se proces...

  15. Ants medicate to fight disease.

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    Bos, Nick; Sundström, Liselotte; Fuchs, Siiri; Freitak, Dalial

    2015-11-01

    Parasites are ubiquitous, and the ability to defend against these is of paramount importance. One way to fight diseases is self-medication, which occurs when an organism consumes biologically active compounds to clear, inhibit, or alleviate disease symptoms. Here, we show for the first time that ants selectively consume harmful substances (reactive oxygen species, ROS) upon exposure to a fungal pathogen, yet avoid these in the absence of infection. This increased intake of ROS, while harmful to healthy ants, leads to higher survival of exposed ants. The fact that ingestion of this substance carries a fitness cost in the absence of pathogens rules out compensatory diet choice as the mechanism, and provides evidence that social insects medicate themselves against fungal infection, using a substance that carries a fitness cost to uninfected individuals.

  16. Modelización de las transformaciones de fase en calentamiento continuo de aceros con microestructura inicial de ferrita, perlita y ferrita-perlita

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    Garcia Caballero, Francisca

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se han efectuado modelos te?ricos que describen los diferentes procesos de nucleaci?n y crecimiento que caracterizan las transformaciones de fases producidas durante el calentamiento continuo de aceros con diferentes composiciones y microestructuras iniciales. Dichos modelos se han aplicado con ?xito al c?lculo de la fracci?n de volumen de austenita que se forma, en funci?n de la temperatura, durante el calentamiento continuo de aceros con contenido de carbono u...

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

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

    2011-01-01

    are investigated. The influence of the evaporation factor in the pheromone update mechanism and the robustness of this parameter w.r.t. the runtime behavior have been determined for the example function OneMax.This work puts forward the rigorous runtime analysis of the 1-ANT on the example functions Leading...

  18. Microestrutura de uma Solda Dissimilar entre o Aço Inoxidável Ferrítico AISI 410S e o Aço Inoxidável Austenítico AISI 304L Soldado pelo Processo FSW

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    Tathiane Caminha Andrade

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O presente trabalho visa investigar a microestrutura formada na soldagem dissimilar entre chapas de aços inoxidáveis ferríticos AISI 410S e aços inoxidáveis austeníticos AISI 304L pelo processo friction stir welding. A soldagem foi realizada com o ajuste dos seguintes parâmetros: rotação 450 rpm; velocidade de soldagem de 1,0 mm/s; e força axial 40 kN. O aço AISI 410S foi posicionado no lado de avanço enquanto que o aço AISI 304L foi posicionado no lado de retrocesso. A análise consistiu de preparação metalográfica e caracterização microestrutural por microscopia ótica e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Para o aço AISI 410S foi observada a formação de martensita associada com ferrita na zona de mistura (ZM, zona termomecanicamente afetada (ZTMA e na zona afetada pelo calor (ZAC. As características do processo de soldagem FSW resultaram num refino de grão para o aço inoxidável ferrítico, posicionado no lado de avanço, tanto na ZM quanto nas ZTMA e ZAC. O mesmo comportamento não foi observado para o lado austenítico.

  19. Ant opsins: sequences from the Saharan silver ant and the carpenter ant.

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    Popp, M P; Grisshammer, R; Hargrave, P A; Smith, W C

    1996-03-01

    cDNA clones encoding opsins from compound eyes of carpenter ant, Camponotus abdominalis, and Saharan silver ant, Cataglyphis bombycina, were isolated from cDNA libraries. The opsin cDNAs from each species code for deduced proteins with 378 amino acids which are 92% identical. Of the 30 amino acid differences between the two proteins, 13 are non-conservative. Eight of these non-conservative substitutions are within the membrane spanning domain. The presence of a potential Schiff-base counterion in helix III in both species suggests that these opsins are the protein moiety of the visible range pigments. When compared to all known opsins, these opsins are most similar to the opsin from preying mantis (76% identity at the amino acid level). Phyletic comparisons group the two ant opsins with the other arthropod long wavelength opsins.

  20. A cellular automata model for ant trails

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    Sibel Gokce; Ozhan Kayacan

    2013-05-01

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

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

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    Quintana Hernández, María José

    2013-01-01

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

  2. Mecanismos de fractura a alta temperatura en aceros eléctricos no-orientados

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    García-Sánchez, E. O.

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available In this research work the effect of deformation temperature on the hot ductility of non-oriented electrical steels (0.6 % Si-0.3 Al % was studied using high temperature tensile tests. The specimens were machined from two thin slabs (50 mm thickness produced by CSP process (Compact Strip Process, one of them using 100 % sponge iron and the other using 67 % scrap and 33 % sponge iron. The tensile tests were carried out at constant strain rate (5×1010–4 s–1, and a temperature range from 850 to 1,200 °C. The results showed that the ductility decreased with the increment in the temperature until approximately 1,000 °C. At higher temperatures, a ductility recovery was observed only in the steel fabricated without scrap. Scanning Electron Microscopy on fracture surfaces showed that the loss of ductility is associated with intergranular cracking promoted by the austenitic transformation and AlN grain boundaries precipitation.

    Se investigó el efecto de la temperatura de deformación sobre la ductilidad de aceros eléctricos de grano no-orientado (0,6 % Si-0,3 % Al mediante ensayos de tracción uniaxial. Las probetas se obtuvieron de planchones delgados (50 mm de espesor tipo CSP (Continuous Strip Processing fabricados a partir de 100 % hierro esponja y una mezcla de 67 % chatarra y 33 % de hierro esponja. El rango de temperatura de estudio fue de 850 a 1.200 °C y los ensayos se llevaron a cabo a una velocidad de deformación constante de 5×10–4 s–1. Los resultados experimentales demostraron que la ductilidad (% RA disminuye con el aumento en la temperatura hasta un mínimo a ~1.000 °C. A temperaturas mayores, la ductilidad del acero fabricado a partir de 100 % hierro esponja se recupera. Este efecto no fue observado en el acero fabricado a partir de chatarra. La caracterización de las superficies de fractura mediante microscopía electrónica de barrido demostró que la pérdida de

  3. Corrosión bajo tensión de aceros eutectoides con trefilado progresivo

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    Ovejero, E.

    1998-05-01

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

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

  4. Soldagem por Atrito com Pino Não Consumível de Aços Inoxidáveis Duplex

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    Tiago Felipe de Abreu Santos

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Os aços inoxidáveis duplex são bem sucedidos em uma variedade de aplicações como a indústria alimentícia, petroquímica e para plantas de dessalinização da água do mar, onde alta a resistência à corrosão e alta resistência mecânica são exigidas. Contudo, durante operações de soldagem por fusão pode haver alteração da microestrutura favorável destes materiais comprometendo seu desempenho. O processo de soldagem por atrito com pino não consumível pode gerar juntas no estado sólido evitando os típicos problemas da solidificação da poça fundida como segregação de elementos de liga, formação de trincas de solidificação e liquação; para o caso de aços inoxidáveis superduplex, pode-se evitar proporções desbalanceadas de ferrita e austenita, formação de fases secundárias deletérias e crescimento de grão ferrítico na zona termicamente afetada. Juntas consolidadas com penetração completa foram obtidas usando chapas de 6 mm de espessura para os aços inoxidáveis duplex UNS S32101 e S32205 e superduplex S32750 e S32760. As amostras foram submetidas a ensaios de tração indicando uma melhoria do desempenho mecânica das juntas soldadas com o aumento da tensão de escoamento e do limite de resistência à tração para todos os casos. Em relação à caracterização microestrutural, um pronunciado refinamento da ordem de 1 μm foi observado na junta soldada. Este refinamento foi associado à combinação de mecanismos de restauração na microestrutura bifásica promovida pela deformação severa junto com a alta temperatura durante o processo de soldagem.

  5. Optimal cue integration in ants.

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    Wystrach, Antoine; Mangan, Michael; Webb, Barbara

    2015-10-07

    In situations with redundant or competing sensory information, humans have been shown to perform cue integration, weighting different cues according to their certainty in a quantifiably optimal manner. Ants have been shown to merge the directional information available from their path integration (PI) and visual memory, but as yet it is not clear that they do so in a way that reflects the relative certainty of the cues. In this study, we manipulate the variance of the PI home vector by allowing ants (Cataglyphis velox) to run different distances and testing their directional choice when the PI vector direction is put in competition with visual memory. Ants show progressively stronger weighting of their PI direction as PI length increases. The weighting is quantitatively predicted by modelling the expected directional variance of home vectors of different lengths and assuming optimal cue integration. However, a subsequent experiment suggests ants may not actually compute an internal estimate of the PI certainty, but are using the PI home vector length as a proxy.

  6. Ant colony optimization in continuous problem

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    YU Ling; LIU Kang; LI Kaishi

    2007-01-01

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

  7. Using Ants to Investigate the Environment

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    Hagevik, Rita A.

    2005-01-01

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

  8. Pest repellent properties of ant pheromones

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    Offenberg, Joachim

    2012-01-01

    ant species (iii) Azteca instabilis and (iv) Camponotus textor reduce herbivory by flea beetles (Margaridisa sp.), whereas (v) deposits from Solenopsis geminata, did not lead to reduced herbivory. Further evidence for the impact of ant pheromones comes from studies showing that non-herbivorous ant...

  9. The antipredatory behaviours of Neotropical ants towards army ant raids (Hymenoptera : Formicidae)

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    Dejean, A.; Corbara, B.; Roux, Olivier; Orivel, J.

    2014-01-01

    Group hunting, nomadism, wingless queens and colony fission characterize army ants, allowing them to have become the main tropical arthropod predators, mostly of other social insects. We studied the reactions of different ant species to the New World army ants Eciton burchellii (WESTWOOD, 1842) and E. hamatum (FABRICUS, 1782) (Ecitoninae). We compiled our results with those already known in a synthetic appendix. A wide range of ant species react to the approach of army ant raids by evacuating...

  10. Efecto del vanadio en la forja en tibio de un acero con contenido medio de carbono

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    García-Mateo, C.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available In the present work the influence of vanadium on the microstructure and mechanical properties of a medium carbon steel forged below 900°C is analysed. Undisolved V(CN refines the microstructure and together with reprecipitated particles during cooling contribute to strengthening. Both effects maintain mechanical strength levels without decreasing toughness values.

    En el presente trabajo se analiza la influencia del vanadio en la microestructura y en la resistencia mecánica de un acero con contenido medio de carbono, tras ser deformado por compresión plana a temperaturas inferiores a 900°C. Los carbonitruros de vanadio no disueltos afinan la microestructura y junto a los reprecipitados durante el enfriamiento contribuyen al endurecimiento por precipitación, manteniendo la resistencia mecánica y logrando una tenacidad aceptable al bajar la temperatura de deformación.

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

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    Batanero, J.

    1962-10-01

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

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

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    García-Redondo, María del Sol

    2000-04-01

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

    En este trabajo se ha determinado la cinética de corrosión del acero de baja aleación SA-508 y del acero al carbono A-410b en condiciones que simulan la operación y la parada de los reactores de agua ligera a presión. También se han realizado curvas de polarización potenciodinámica y se ha estudiado el acoplamiento galvánico con AISI-304 en condiciones de parada de los reactores de agua ligera a presión.

  13. Selección automatizada de electrodos para la soldadura manual de los aceros al carbono

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    Alexander Velázquez Font

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se aborda lo relativo a un sistema para la selección automatizada de electrodos en la soldadura de los aceros al carbono. Se inicia con una breve revisión de los problemas que presentan estos en su soldabilidad y los factores concernientes a la selección correcta del electrodo en los mismos. En el mismo se expone el fundamento teórico sobre el diseño del sistema el cual da solución a lo anteriormente expuesto. En la elaboración del software se tiene en cuenta los siguientes principios: propiedades mecánicas de la unión soldada, tipo de revestimiento, posición de la soldadura, etc. Se tienen en cuenta en el trabajo diferentes firmas y normas de fabricantes de electrodos y países que mas se utilizan en la industria mecánica en Cuba. El software tiene la ventaja de ser sencillo, rápido y seguro, garantizando la selección correcta de los electrodos para cada caso y situación. El software supone que el usuario no tenga que tener conocimientos profundos de soldadura, debido a que el sistema se encarga de la mayor parte de las decisiones para la selección del electrodo, procedimiento que con métodos convencionales, exigen del usuario una determinada experiencia en la selección de estos materiales para la soldadura de los aceros al carbono.

  14. Agitación electromagnética en la colada continua de acero

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    Álvarez de Toledo, G.

    1995-02-01

    Full Text Available The electromagnetic stirring of steel in the machines for the continuous casting process has improved the internal quality of the cast product. Experimental work with stirrers situated at different positions of continuous casting machines of billets has been carried out. The in-mould stirrer is the one that produces a major modification of the billet internal structure, and also the biggest decrease of the central segregation. An in-mould electromagnetic coil has been developed which allows the use of high stirring power without producing an undesirable movement of the liquid steel in the meniscus zone, therefore no mould powders entrapments are produced. It has been developed a method for determining the optimum electric frequency of the stirrer.

    La instalación de agitadores electromagnéticos en las máquinas de colada continua del acero ha mejorado notablemente la calidad interna del producto colado. En este trabajo se describen los ensayos efectuados con bobinas agitadoras situadas en diferentes lugares en máquinas de colada continua de palanquilla. Se ha puesto de manifiesto que la bobina situada en el molde, al comienzo del proceso de solidificación, es la que produce una mayor modificación de la estructura de solidificación junto con una disminución de la segregación central de la palanquilla. Se ha diseñado una bobina para el molde que permite utilizar altas potencias de agitación sin que el movimiento del acero líquido, a la altura del menisco, produzca atrapes de los polvos de colada. Por otro lado, se ha encontrado un método por el que se puede calcular la frecuencia eléctrica óptima de trabajo de la bobina situada en el molde.

  15. Caracterização química e metalográfica dos aços inoxidáveis de implantes removidos de pacientes

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    Silva,Elison da Fonseca e; Oliveira,Luiz Fernando Cappa de

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Este trabalho estudou a composição química e metalográfica (microestrutura, tamanho de grão, teor de inclusões) de aços inoxidáveis austeníticos, desenvolvidos para aplicações como biomateriais, utilizados na fabricação de implantes ortopédicos. MÉTODO: Foram analisados doze implantes removidos de pacientes afetados por quadro inflamatório. As análises químicas foram desenvolvidas pelas técnicas Espectrometria de Emissão Ótica e Microanálise por Dispersão de Energia (EDS) e o tamanh...

  16. Microsatellite Primers for Fungus-Growing Ants

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

    2002-01-01

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

  17. Microsatellite primers for fungus-growing ants

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

    2002-01-01

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

  18. Evolutional Ant Colony Method Using PSO

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    Morii, Nobuto; Aiyoshi, Eitarou

    The ant colony method is one of heuristic methods capable of solving the traveling salesman problem (TSP), in which a good tour is generated by the artificial ant's probabilistic behavior. However, the generated tour length depends on the parameter describing the ant's behavior, and the best parameters corresponding to the problem to be solved is unknown. In this technical note, the evolutional strategy is presented to find the best parameter of the ant colony by using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) in the parameter space. Numerical simulations for benchmarks demonstrate effectiveness of the evolutional ant colony method.

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

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    Pozuelo, M.

    2005-12-01

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

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

  20. Soldagem por Difusão de Aços Inoxidáveis para Fabricação de Trocadores de Calor Compactos

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    Marcus Vinícius Volponi Mortean

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo A união de materiais diferentes ou componentes com geometrias complexas muitas vezes requer processos de uniões especiais, como por exemplo, uma fonte de energia de alta densidade como laser ou feixe de elétrons para soldagem por fusão ou mesmo um processo de soldagem no estado sólido. Em particular, este trabalho descreve os experimentos recentes da aplicação da soldagem por difusão no estado sólido (SDES para diferentes tipos de aços inoxidáveis: austenítico AISI 316L, duplex UNS 31803 e superduplex UNS 327250. A soldagem por difusão foi realizada sob alto vácuo a 1050 °C, durante 60 minutos, empregando uma pressão uniaxial de 18-35 MPa. A qualidade da união foi avaliada por microscopia óptica e testes mecânicos. Os resultados preliminares indicam a necessidade de otimização dos parâmetros de processo para os aços duplex e superduplex. Os resultados positivos alcançados no presente trabalho permitiram a fabricação de protótipos de trocadores de calor compacto em aço inoxidável, utilizando o novo método de fabricação, desenvolvido por LABTUCAL / UFSC, através do qual o processo de corte a jato de água é aplicado para confeccionar com precisão os canais do núcleo do permutador de calor.

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

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    R.M. Vera

    2005-01-01

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

  2. Team swimming in ant spermatozoa.

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    Pearcy, Morgan; Delescaille, Noémie; Lybaert, Pascale; Aron, Serge

    2014-06-01

    In species where females mate promiscuously, competition between ejaculates from different males to fertilize the ova is an important selective force shaping many aspects of male reproductive traits, such as sperm number, sperm length and sperm-sperm interactions. In eusocial Hymenoptera (bees, wasps and ants), males die shortly after mating and their reproductive success is ultimately limited by the amount of sperm stored in the queen's spermatheca. Multiple mating by queens is expected to impose intense selective pressure on males to optimize the transfer of sperm to the storage organ. Here, we report a remarkable case of cooperation between spermatozoa in the desert ant Cataglyphis savignyi. Males ejaculate bundles of 50-100 spermatozoa. Sperm bundles swim on average 51% faster than solitary sperm cells. Team swimming is expected to increase the amount of sperm stored in the queen spermatheca and, ultimately, enhance male posthumous fitness.

  3. Introduced fire ants can exclude native ants from critical mutualist-provided resources.

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    Wilder, Shawn M; Barnum, Thomas R; Holway, David A; Suarez, Andrew V; Eubanks, Micky D

    2013-05-01

    Animals frequently experience resource imbalances in nature. For ants, one resource that may be particularly valuable for both introduced and native species is high-carbohydrate honeydew from hemipteran mutualists. We conducted field and laboratory experiments: (1) to test if red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) competed with native ants for access to mutualisms with aphids, and (2) to quantify the effects of aphid honeydew presence or absence on colony growth of native ants. We focused on native dolichoderine ants (Formicidae, Dolichoderinae) because they are abundant ants that have omnivorous diets that frequently include mutualist-provided carbohydrates. At two sites in the southeastern US, native dolichoderine ants were far less frequent, and fire ants more frequent, at carbohydrate baits than would be expected based on their frequency in pitfall traps. A field experiment confirmed that a native ant species, Dorymyrmex bureni, was only found tending aphids when populations of S. invicta were suppressed. In the laboratory, colonies of native dolichoderine ants with access to both honeydew and insect prey had twice as many workers and over twice as much brood compared to colonies fed only ad libitum insect prey. Our results provide the first experimental evidence that introduced ants compete for access to mutualist-provided carbohydrates with native ants and that these carbohydrates represent critical resources for both introduced and native ants. These results challenge traditional paradigms of arthropod and ant nutrition and contribute to growing evidence of the importance of nutrition in mediating ecological interactions.

  4. Tratamiento térmico con láser de cuchillas de acero para uso agrícola

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    Muñiz, G.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The present paper focuses on the laser surface treatment of mild steels with different %wt of carbon to be used as cutting blades in agricultural applications. The results are discussed in function of the metallographic study, hardness profiles, wear resistance and corrosion testing. Special attention is paid to the results of the results obtained with the experimental steel with carbon 0.33 %wt because it is a new promising material specifically developed to be applied in such agricultural uses. Metallographic studies showed three well defined regions: the laser treated zone, where solid state phase transformation occurs, the heat affected zone (HAZ with partial transformations and finally the bulk metal with the original microstructure. Surface hardness was in all cases higher than the base steel in a depth range 600 μm. Wear resistance is notably improved with laser heat treatment while no detrimental effects were induced in their specific corrosion resistance.

    En el presente trabajo se muestran los resultados obtenidos en el temple superficial mediante láser, sobre aceros con distintos contenidos en carbono susceptibles de empleo en la producción de cuchillas de corte para aplicaciones agrícolas. Se comparan los resultados de los distintos aceros en función de su estudio metalográfico, perfiles de dureza y ensayos de resistencia al desgaste y a la corrosión. Destacan los resultados obtenidos con el acero de 0,33 % de carbono, por tratarse de un acero experimental de producción reciente para su empleo en cuchillas de uso agrícola. Tras el estudio metalográfico, se aprecia, en la capa superficial del metal tratado, la existencia de tres zonas bien definidas: la zona tratada en la que ocurren las transformaciones de fase típicas del temple, una zona de transición, que podemos considerar como la zona afectada térmicamente (ZAT, con transformaciones parciales y, por último, el metal base con su microestructura de origen. Las

  5. Ecosystem services delivered by weaver ants

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    Offenberg, Joachim

    the presence of these ants. First of all, the chemical footprint left by the high density of ants in managed host trees may results in additional benefits. (i) Ant deposits may lead to improved fruit quality, e.g. increased sugar content, (ii) ant deposits may deter important pests (chemical deterrence) from......Weaver ants (Oecopgylla spp.) are increasingly being utilized as efficient biocontrol agents in a number of tropical tree crops, as they prey on pest insects and increase yields. However, recent studies and a review of the literature reveal that a number of other services may derive from...... they convert pest insects into accessible and edible protein. In short, this review show that weaver ants in agriculture can increase crop yields, improve fruit quality, chemically deter pests, fertilize crops, reduce diseases, and produce protein for human and livestock consumption....

  6. Bio-inspired Ant Algorithms: A review

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    Sangita Roy

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Ant Algorithms are techniques for optimizing which were coined in the early 1990’s by M. Dorigo. The techniques were inspired by the foraging behavior of real ants in the nature. The focus of ant algorithms is to find approximate optimized problem solutions using artificial ants and their indirect decentralized communications using synthetic pheromones. In this paper, at first ant algorithms are described in details, then transforms to computational optimization techniques: the ACO metaheuristics and developed ACO algorithms. A comparative study of ant algorithms also carried out, followed by past and present trends in AAs applications. Future prospect in AAs also covered in this paper. Finally a comparison between AAs with well-established machine learning techniques were focused, so that combining with machine learning techniques hybrid, robust, novel algorithms could be produces for outstanding result in future.

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

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    Clotilde Freitas Rodrigues

    2011-02-01

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

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

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    García de Andrés, Carlos

    2001-08-01

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

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

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

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    Quispe, A. B.

    1998-05-01

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

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

  10. GRID SCHEDULING USING ENHANCED ANT COLONY ALGORITHM

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    P. Mathiyalagan

    2010-10-01

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

  11. From Ant Trails to Pedestrian Dynamics

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    Andreas Schadschneider

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a model for the simulation of pedestrian dynamics inspired by the behaviour of ants in ant trails. Ants communicate by producing a pheromone that can be smelled by other ants. In this model, pedestrians produce a virtual pheromone that influences the motion of others. In this way all interactions are strictly local, and so even large crowds can be simulated very efficiently. Nevertheless, the model is able to reproduce the collective effects observed empirically, eg the formation of lanes in counterflow. As an application, we reproduce a surprising result found in experiments of evacuation from an aircraft.

  12. Enhanced ants system and its application

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    2005-01-01

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

  13. Ilmub suurmeister Evald Okase monograafia / Ants Juske

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    Juske, Ants, 1956-

    2009-01-01

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

  14. Aceros para embutido profundo: fabricación, caracterización, microestructura y texturas

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    Sipos, K.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The knowledge of the characteristics of formability of steel sheets is of high technological interest in the deep drawing industry. In this paper we show how steel sheets are evaluated for their formability through various parameters of their mechanical properties, and how they are related to their manufacture at the steel plant. During this process the knowledge of the different metallurgical phenomena in the various steps allow the correct control of the cristalographical textures, which finally permit the development of good normal and planar anisotropy indexes. Industrial examples show the relationship between the operative parameters and the obtained results, illustrated not only through the values of the anisotropy indexes but also through the obtained textures. The characterization of the product through the forming limit curves permits to evaluate different product designs and the use of different types of steels for their manufacture. An example of a polishing machine cover is shown.

    El conocimiento de las características de formabilidad de las chapas metálicas es de gran interés tecnológico para la industria del conformado de planchas de acero. En el presente trabajo se muestra cómo se evalúan las chapas en su aptitud a la embutición a través de variados parámetros de propiedades mecánicas, y cómo éstas se relacionan con su fabricación en la industria siderúrgica. Durante este proceso, el conocimiento de los fenómenos metalúrgicos en las distintas etapas permiten el correcto control de las texturas cristalográficas, las cuales, finalmente, permiten el desarrollo de buenos índices de anisotropía normal y planar. Se muestra, a través de ejemplos industriales, la relación entre los parámetros operativos y los resultados obtenidos, ilustrándose éstos no solo a través de valores de los índices de anisotropía sino que también a través de las texturas obtenidas. La caracterización del producto a través de

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

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    Fernández López, Miguel

    2001-08-01

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

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

  16. Individual Recognition in Ant Queens

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    D'Ettorre, Patrizia; Heinze, Jürgen

    2005-01-01

    Personal relationships are the cornerstone of vertebrate societies, but insect societies are either too large for individual recognition, or their members were assumed to lack the necessary cognitive abilities 1 and 2 . This paradigm has been challenged by the recent discovery that paper wasps...... recognize each other's unique facial color patterns [3] . Individual recognition is advantageous when dominance hierarchies control the partitioning of work and reproduction 2 and 4 . Here, we show that unrelated founding queens of the ant Pachycondyla villosa use chemical cues to recognize each other...

  17. Male parentage in army ants

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

    2006-01-01

    In most social insects workers do not mate, but have retained the ability to produce haploid eggs that can develop into viable male offspring. Under what circumstances this reproductive potential is realized and how the ensuing worker-queen conflict over male production is resolved, is an area...... of active research in insect sociobiology. Here we present microsatellite data for 176 males from eight colonies of the African army ant Dorylus (Anomma) molestus. Comparison with worker genotypes and inferred queen genotypes from the same colonies show that workers do not or at best very rarely reproduce...

  18. The distribution of weaver ant pheromones on host trees

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    Offenberg, Joachim

    2007-01-01

    for correlations between spot density, ant activity and the likelihood of being detected by an ant. Spots were only found on trees with ants. On ant-trees, spots were distributed throughout the trees but with higher densities in areas with high ant activity and pheromone densities were higher on twigs compared...

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  20. Conflict resolution in an ant-plant interaction: Acacia constricta traits reduce ant costs to reproduction.

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    Nicklen, E Fleur; Wagner, Diane

    2006-05-01

    Many plant species attract ants onto their foliage with food rewards or nesting space. However, ants can interfere with plant reproduction when they visit flowers. This study tests whether Acacia constricta separates visiting ant species temporally or spatially from newly opened inflorescences and pollinators. The diurnal activity patterns of ants and A. constricta pollinators peaked at different times of day, and the activity of pollinators followed the daily dehiscence of A. constricta inflorescences. In addition to being largely temporally separated, ants rarely visited open inflorescences. A floral ant repellent contributes to the spatial separation of ants and inflorescences. In a field experiment, ants of four species were given equal access to inflorescences in different developmental stages. On average, the frequency with which ants made initial, antennal contact with the floral stages did not differ, but ants significantly avoided secondary contact with newly opened inflorescences relative to buds and old inflorescences, and old inflorescences relative to buds. Ants also avoided contact with pollen alone, indicating that pollen is at least one source of the repellent. The results suggest A. constricta has effectively resolved the potential conflict between visiting ants and plant reproduction.

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

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

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

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

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    OSCAR FABIÁN HIGUERA COBOS

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

  3. The evolution of genome size in ants

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    Spagna Joseph C

    2008-02-01

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

  4. Spectacular Batesian mimicry in ants

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

    2004-10-01

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

  5. Aplicabilidad de un concreto de escoria activada alcalinamente como material protector del acero de refuerzo

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    Robinson de Jesús Torres Gómez, William A. Aperador Ch., Enrique Vera López,Rubi Mejía de Gutiérrez

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados del análisis electroquímico de las  barras  de  acero  embebidas  en  un  concreto  no convencional usado internacionalmente para reparación de estructuras. Este concreto utiliza materiales de desecho de otros procesos; en este caso específico se empleó escoria siderúrgica de  la empresa Acerías Paz del Río S.A. Se estudio el comportamiento frente a la corrosión generada por  los iones cloruro, con el uso de la técnica de resistencia lineal a la polarización LPR y pulso galvanostático GPT. Simultáneamente, se compararon los resultados con otras probetas  fabricadas  con  cemento  Portland  tipo  I.  Se realizaron mediciones con  intervalos de veinte días durante nueve  meses  y  finalmente  se  establecieron  las características protectoras del concreto.

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

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    Cicutti, C.

    1997-12-01

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

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

  7. Implicaciones industriales del endurecimiento por explosivos de piezas de acero Hadfield

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    Miguel A. Caraballo-Núñez

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available El desgaste prematuro que sufren las piezas fabricadas de acero Hadfield en los equipos de laboreo minero de la industria cubana del níquel, limita la capacidad de trabajo de estos equipos. El trabajo expone los resultados alcanzados en el desarrollo y aplicación de un procedimiento tecnológico de endurecimiento, empleando las cargas de impacto generadas por la energía de detonación de una sustancia explosiva. Este procedimiento ha sido empleado en los dientes de la pala excavadora ESH-5/45 M utilizados en la extracción del mineral laterítico de la mina de la Empresa Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara en Moa, provincia Holguín, y en los martillos de las trituradoras de sínter M - 8 - 6B de la Planta de Calcinación y Sínter de la propia empresa. La utilización de tal procedimiento reportó un alargamiento equivalente a 1,5 y 2 veces de la vida útil de las piezas con su correspondiente efecto económico, social y ambiental.

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

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

  9. Proceso de formación de inclusiones de Cr2 O3 en el vidrio a partir de aceros refractarios

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    Montes López, C.

    1985-01-01

    Tras pasar revista a las causas de inclusiones de óxido de cromo en el vidrio que figuran en la bibliografía, se describe el proceso de formación de defectos de la misma naturaleza a partir de un instrumento fabricado con acero conteniendo Cr-Ni y colocado en la superestructura de un horno de llama. Los productos originados en el ataque sufrido por dicho acero se analizan química y radiocristalográ-ficamente y se someten en el laboratorio a ensayos en contacto con vidrio fundido, hasta obt...

  10. COMPARACIÓN DEL COMPORTAMIENTO AL DESGAS TE DE UN ACERO AISI 1045 NITRURADO Y SEGUIDO DE UN TEMPLE POR INDUCCIÓN

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    Gonzalo J. Schierloh; Matías Regis; Raúl Charadia; Eugenia L. Dalibon; Sonia P. Brühl

    2016-01-01

    Se estudió el comportamiento al desgaste de l acero AISI1045 con un tratamiento de nitruración iónica y posterior temple por inducción. Se midió dureza en superficie y perfil en profundidad. Se analizó la microestructura y evaluó el comportamiento al desgaste . Como resultado de la nitruración se obtuvo una zona formada por una capa de compuestos seguida por una zona de difus ión de nitrógeno. L a dureza superficial del acero templado y revenido aumentó en un...

  11. Diseño y programación de un sistema de control para el proceso de corte longitudinal de bobinas de acero

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    El proceso objeto de estudio se ubica en una empresa metalmecánica del sector, que se dedica a la producción de perfiles, tuberías y cañerías en diferentes calidades de acero laminados en caliente, laminados en frío y galvanizados y en una gran variedad de dimensiones y espesores. Este tipo de producción diversificada genera a la empresa la necesidad de producir flejes o cortes de diversos tamaños a las bobinas de acero y estos flejes a su vez, constituyen la materia prima, para los siguiente...

  12. Investigación del traslape de acero con el efecto de la espiral para estructuras con concreto armado de grandes luces

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    Hadi Mohamed, Mohamed Mhedí

    2009-01-01

    El progreso de elaboración (diseño) de las construcciones de concreto armado esta ligado con las soluciones de uniones de los elementos. En las construcciones de concreto armado, y especialmente en las construcciones de grandes luces surgen problemas de empalmes o traslape de acero. El objetivo del perfeccionamiento de las uniones (empalmes o traslapes) de los aceros, es aseguras su solidez y el mínimo consumo de materiales con tecnología simple. El empleo de los métodos tradicional...

  13. Influência da temperatura interpasse nas propriedades do aço inoxidável duplex durante a soldagem pelo processo a arco submerso

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    Tatiana Resende Alvarez

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Os aços inoxidáveis duplex (AID são materiais que apresentam elevada resistência à corrosão com altos valores de resistência mecânica motivando sua utilização em diversos componentes de processo na indústria offshore. No entanto, existem grandes desafios na soldagem destes materiais em termos de produtividade e qualidade da junta produzida, tendo em vista sua ampla utilização desde componentes de pequenas espessuras, tais como umbilicais, até de grandes espessuras, como tubulações de linhas de injeção de água salgada. No que concerne a tubulações de espessuras pequenas é empregado satisfatoriamente o processo de soldagem Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW conhecido como TIG. No que diz a respeito a tubulações de paredes espessas foi implementado, recentemente, o processo automático de soldagem por arco submerso (SAW na linha de pré-montagem de tubulações, aumentando consideravelmente a produtividade das juntas produzidas. No entanto, existe uma grande demanda de tempo para a realização de um novo passe de solda, em virtude da máxima temperatura interpasse exigida ser inferior a 150ºC. Portanto, o presente trabalho apresenta os resultados da caracterização e avaliação da resistência à corrosão de uma junta soldada correspondente a uma tubulação de aço inoxidável duplex (AID UNS S31803 de 21,4 mm de espessura de parede soldada pelos processos de soldagem MIG (GMAW na raiz e arco submerso (SAW no enchimento e acabamento, empregando-se temperaturas interpasses entre 150 e 290ºC. Os resultados da caracterização das propriedades mecânicas, composição química e resistência à corrosão em diversas regiões da junta soldada foram comparadas com os obtidos para o metal de base (MB da tubulação, assim como com os valores mínimos exigidos pelas normas de projeto. Deste modo, o presente trabalho permite avaliar a influência da temperatura interpasse nas propriedades da junta em decorrência de um poss

  14. Dynamical Equilibrium of Interacting Ant Societies

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    Leok, B T M

    1996-01-01

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

  15. Open Problem: Analyzing Ant Robot Coverage

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    2010-01-01

    Efficient and inefficient ant coverage methods. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 31, 41–76. The proofs can be found in the technical...Wagner, I., & Bruckstein, A. (2001). Special issue on ant robotics. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 31. Wagner, I., Lindenbaum, M

  16. The Biochemical Toxin Arsenal from Ant Venoms

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    Axel Touchard

    2016-01-01

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

  17. Neuropeptidomics of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus.

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    Schmitt, Franziska; Vanselow, Jens T; Schlosser, Andreas; Kahnt, Jörg; Rössler, Wolfgang; Wegener, Christian

    2015-03-01

    Ants show a rich behavioral repertoire and a highly complex organization, which have been attracting behavioral and sociobiological researchers for a long time. The neuronal underpinnings of ant behavior and social organization are, however, much less understood. Neuropeptides are key signals that orchestrate animal behavior and physiology, and it is thus feasible to assume that they play an important role also for the social constitution of ants. Despite the availability of different ant genomes and in silico prediction of ant neuropeptides, a comprehensive biochemical survey of the neuropeptidergic communication possibilities of ants is missing. We therefore combined different mass spectrometric methods to characterize the neuropeptidome of the adult carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus. We also characterized the local neuropeptide complement in different parts of the nervous and neuroendocrine system, including the antennal and optic lobes. Our analysis identifies 39 neuropeptides encoded by different prepropeptide genes, and in silico predicts new prepropeptide genes encoding CAPA peptides, CNMamide as well as homologues of the honey bee IDLSRFYGHFNT- and ITGQGNRIF-containing peptides. Our data provides basic information about the identity and localization of neuropeptides that is required to anatomically and functionally address the role and significance of neuropeptides in ant behavior and physiology.

  18. The Biochemical Toxin Arsenal from Ant Venoms.

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

    2016-01-20

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

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

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    Edwin O. Willis

    1984-01-01

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

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

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    Mohammed Faisal

    2016-01-01

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

  1. Microclimatic conditions of Lasius flavus ant mounds

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    Véle, Adam; Holuša, Jaroslav

    2016-11-01

    Like other organisms, ants require suitable microclimatic conditions for their development. Thus, ant species inhabiting colder climates build nest mounds that rise above the soil surface, presumably to obtain heating from solar radiation. Although some ant species construct mounds of organic materials, which generate substantial heat due to microbial metabolism, Lasius flavus mounds consists mostly of soil, not organic material. The use of artificial shading in the current study demonstrated that L. flavus depends on direct solar radiation to regulate the temperature in its mound-like nests. Temperatures were much lower in shaded mounds than in unshaded mounds and were likely low enough in shaded mounds to reduce ant development and reproduction. In areas where L. flavus and similar ants are undesirable, they might be managed by shading.

  2. Modified chaotic ant swarm to function optimization

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    LI Yu-ying; WEN Qiao-yan; LI Li-xiang

    2009-01-01

    The chaotic ant swarm algorithm (CAS) is an optimization algorithm based on swarm intelligence theory, and it is inspired by the chaotic and self-organizing behavior of the ants in nature. Based on the analysis of the properties of the CAS, this article proposes a variation on the CAS called the modified chaotic ant swarm (MCAS), which employs two novel strategies to significantly improve the performance of the original algorithm. This is achieved by restricting the variables to search ranges and making the global best ant to learn from different ants' best information in the end. The simulation of the MCAS on five benchmark functions shows that the MCAS improves the precision of the solution.

  3. Fungal Adaptations to Mutualistic Life with Ants

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    Kooij, Pepijn Wilhelmus

    . However, in rare occasions fungal symbionts might come into contact with symbionts from other colonies. I showed that in both leaf-cutting ant genera incompatibility reactions between fungal strains can avoid intermixing of different strains, and that these reactions strengthen when genetic distance...... successful. To understand the evolutionary development of domestication of the fungus over the phylogeny of the Attine ants, I compared the average number of nuclei per cell for the fungal symbionts, for each of the different groups of fungus-growing ants. I found that the fungal symbionts of the paleo...... is increased. This pattern, however, becomes distorted when fungal symbionts are contested across ant genera. The most important mechanism in the succession of this mutualism of leaf-cutting ants is the controlled degradation of plant material. I show that in the area of Gamboa, Panama, the two leaf...

  4. Optimal Load Dispatch Using Ant Lion Optimization

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    Menakshi Mahendru Nischal

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents Ant lion optimization (ALO technique to solve optimal load dispatch problem. Ant lion optimization (ALO is a novel nature inspired algorithm. The ALO algorithm mimics the hunting mechanism of ant lions in nature. Five main steps of hunting prey such as the random walk of ants, building traps, entrapment of ants in traps, catching preys, and re-building traps are implemented. Optimal load dispatch (OLD is a method of determining the most efficient, low-cost and reliable operation of a power system by dispatching available electricity generation resources to supply load on the system. The primary objective of OLD is to minimize total cost of generation while honoring operational constraints of available generation resources. The proposed technique is implemented on 3, 6 & 20 unit test system for solving the OLD. Numerical results shows that the proposed method has good convergence property and better in quality of solution than other algorithms reported in recent literature.

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

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    Badiola, D. J.

    2005-08-01

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

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

  6. Persistence of pollination mutualisms in the presence of ants.

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    Wang, Yuanshi; Wang, Shikun

    2015-01-01

    This paper considers plant-pollinator-ant systems in which the plant-pollinator interaction is mutualistic but ants have both positive and negative effects on plants. The ants also interfere with pollinators by preventing them from accessing plants. While a Beddington-DeAngelis (BD) formula can describe the plant-pollinator interaction, the formula is extended in this paper to characterize the pollination mutualism under the ant interference. Then, a plant-pollinator-ant system with the extended BD functional response is discussed, and global dynamics of the model demonstrate the mechanisms by which pollination mutualism can persist in the presence of ants. When the ant interference is strong, it can result in extinction of pollinators. Moreover, if the ants depend on pollination mutualism for survival, the strong interference could drive pollinators into extinction, which consequently lead to extinction of the ants themselves. When the ant interference is weak, a cooperation between plant-ant and plant-pollinator mutualisms could occur, which promotes survival of both ants and pollinators, especially in the case that ants (respectively, pollinators) cannot survive in the absence of pollinators (respectively, ants). Even when the level of ant interference remains invariant, varying ants' negative effect on plants can result in survival/extinction of both ants and pollinators. Therefore, our results provide an explanation for the persistence of pollination mutualism when there exist ants.

  7. Procedimiento para endurecer el acero 45 mediante la deformación plástica con rodillo simple

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    Fernández Columbíe, Tomás; Rodríguez González, Isnel; Alcántara Borges, Dayanis; Fernández, Esther

    2010-01-01

    El trabajo muestra las técnicas empleadas en un diseño de experimento que permite evaluar el comportamiento de las variables independientes fuerza (P), desde 500 hasta 2500 N, número de revolución (n) mínimo 27, medio 54 y máximo 110 rev/min y avance (s), 0,075, 0, 125 y 0,25 mm/rev, para determinar el comportamiento de la variable dependiente dureza (H), cuando una probeta de acero AISI 1045 es sometida a tratamiento superficial por roda-dura para crear un estado compresivo que lo deforme e ...

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

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    Gutiérrez, D.

    2013-02-01

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

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

  9. ESTUDIO DEL LIBRO ARMAS, GÉRMENES Y ACERO. UNA INVESTIGACIÓN TRANSDISCIPLINAR EN ACCIÓN

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    Carlos Arturo Alvarez Urrego

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es explorar el concepto de transdisciplinariedad en la obra Armas, Gérmenes y Acero escrita por Jared Diamond. Es posible observar que los más importantes elementos epistemológicos, tales como el enfoque por objetos y el tratamiento de problemas a partir de diversas disciplinas que expone Diamond, hacen de esta una investigación transdisciplinar. Además, se analiza el concepto de transdisciplinariedad y sus implicaciones epistemológicas.

  10. ESTUDIO DEL LIBRO ARMAS, GÉRMENES Y ACERO. UNA INVESTIGACIÓN TRANSDISCIPLINAR EN ACCIÓN

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    Carlos Arturo Alvarez Urrego

    2012-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo es explorar el concepto de transdisciplinariedad en la obra Armas, Gérmenes y Acero escrita por Jared Diamond. Es posible observar que los más importantes elementos epistemológicos, tales como el enfoque por objetos y el tratamiento de problemas a partir de diversas disciplinas que expone Diamond, hacen de esta una investigación transdisciplinar. Además, se analiza el concepto de transdisciplinariedad y sus implicaciones epistemológicas.

  11. Some enzymic activities of two Australian ant venoms: a jumper ant Myrmecia pilosula and a bulldog ant Myrmecia pyriformis.

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    Matuszek, M A; Hodgson, W C; King, R G; Sutherland, S K

    1994-12-01

    Venoms from two related Australian ants, a jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula) and a bulldog ant (Myrmecia pyriformis), were quantitatively analysed for the following enzymic activities: phospholipase A2, phospholipase B, phospholipase C, hyaluronidase, esterase, acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase and phosphodiesterase. Both venoms contained phospholipase A2, phospholipase B, hyaluronidase, acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase activities. Myrmecia pyriformis venom had significantly greater phospholipase B, acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase activities than Myrmecia pilosula venom. No detectable quantities of phospholipase C, esterase or phosphodiesterase activities were found in either venom.

  12. Collective search by ants in microgravity

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    Stefanie M. Countryman

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The problem of collective search is a tradeoff between searching thoroughly and covering as much area as possible. This tradeoff depends on the density of searchers. Solutions to the problem of collective search are currently of much interest in robotics and in the study of distributed algorithms, for example to design ways that without central control robots can use local information to perform search and rescue operations. Ant colonies operate without central control. Because they can perceive only local, mostly chemical and tactile cues, they must search collectively to find resources and to monitor the colony's environment. Examining how ants in diverse environments solve the problem of collective search can elucidate how evolution has led to diverse forms of collective behavior. An experiment on the International Space Station in January 2014 examined how ants (Tetramorium caespitum perform collective search in microgravity. In the ISS experiment, the ants explored a small arena in which a barrier was lowered to increase the area and thus lower ant density. In microgravity, relative to ground controls, ants explored the area less thoroughly and took more convoluted paths. It appears that the difficulty of holding on to the surface interfered with the ants’ ability to search collectively. Ants frequently lost contact with the surface, but showed a remarkable ability to regain contact with the surface.

  13. Differential Recruitment of Camponotus femoratus (Fabricius) Ants in Response to Ant Garden Herbivory.

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    Vicente, R E; Dáttilo, W; Izzo, T J

    2014-12-01

    Although several studies have shown that ants can recognize chemical cues from their host plants in ant-plant systems, it is poorly demonstrated in ant gardens (AGs). In this interaction, ant species constantly interact with various epiphyte species. Therefore, it is possible to expect a convergence of chemical signals released by plants that could be acting to ensure that ants are able to recognize and defend epiphyte species frequently associated with AGs. In this study, it was hypothesized that ants recognize and differentiate among chemical stimuli released by AG epiphytes and non-AG epiphytes. We experimentally simulated leaf herbivore damage on three epiphyte species restricted to AGs and a locally abundant understory herb, Piper hispidum, in order to quantify the number of recruited Camponotus femoratus (Fabricius) defenders. When exposed to the AG epiphytes Peperomia macrostachya and Codonanthe uleana leaves, it was observed that the recruitment of C. femoratus workers was, on average, respectively 556% and 246% higher than control. However, the number of ants recruited by the AG epiphyte Markea longiflora or by the non-AG plant did not differ from paper pieces. This indicated that ants could discern between chemicals released by different plants, suggesting that ants can select better plants. These results can be explained by evolutionary process acting on both ants' capability in discerning plants' chemical compounds (innate attraction) or by ants' learning based on the epiphyte frequency in AGs (individual experience). To disentangle an innate behavior, a product of classical coevolutionary process, from an ant's learned behavior, is a complicated but important subject to understand in the evolution of ant-plant mutualisms.

  14. Ant-lepidopteran associations along African forest edges

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    Dejean, Alain; Azémar, Frédéric; Libert, Michel; Compin, Arthur; Hérault, Bruno; Orivel, Jérôme; Bouyer, Thierry; Corbara, Bruno

    2017-02-01

    Working along forest edges, we aimed to determine how some caterpillars can co-exist with territorially dominant arboreal ants (TDAAs) in tropical Africa. We recorded caterpillars from 22 lepidopteran species living in the presence of five TDAA species. Among the defoliator and/or nectarivorous caterpillars that live on tree foliage, the Pyralidae and Nymphalidae use their silk to protect themselves from ant attacks. The Notodontidae and lycaenid Polyommatinae and Theclinae live in direct contact with ants; the Theclinae even reward ants with abundant secretions from their Newcomer gland. Lichen feeders (lycaenid; Poritiinae), protected by long bristles, also live among ants. Some lycaenid Miletinae caterpillars feed on ant-attended membracids, including in the shelters where the ants attend them; Lachnocnema caterpillars use their forelegs to obtain trophallaxis from their host ants. Caterpillars from other species live inside weaver ant nests. Those of the genus Euliphyra (Miletinae) feed on ant prey and brood and can obtain trophallaxis, while those from an Eberidae species only prey on host ant eggs. Eublemma albifascia (Erebidae) caterpillars use their thoracic legs to obtain trophallaxis and trophic eggs from ants. Through transfer bioassays of last instars, we noted that herbivorous caterpillars living in contact with ants were always accepted by alien conspecific ants; this is likely due to an intrinsic appeasing odor. Yet, caterpillars living in ant shelters or ant nests probably acquire cues from their host colonies because they were considered aliens and killed. We conclude that co-evolution with ants occurred similarly in the Heterocera and Rhopalocera.

  15. Pheromone disruption of Argentine ant trail integrity

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

    2008-01-01

    Disruption of Argentine ant trail following and reduced ability to forage (measured by bait location success) was achieved after presentation of an oversupply of trail pheromone, (Z)-9-hexadecenal. Experiments tested single pheromone point sources and dispersion of a formulation in small field plots. Ant walking behavior was recorded and digitized by using video tracking, before and after presentation of trail pheromone. Ants showed changes in three parameters within seconds of treatment: (1) Ants on trails normally showed a unimodal frequency distribution of walking track angles, but this pattern disappeared after presentation of the trail pheromone; (2) ants showed initial high trail integrity on a range of untreated substrates from painted walls to wooden or concrete floors, but this was significantly reduced following presentation of a point source of pheromone; (3) the number of ants in the pheromone-treated area increased over time, as recruitment apparently exceeded departures. To test trail disruption in small outdoor plots, the trail pheromone was formulated with carnuba wax-coated quartz laboratory sand (1 g quartz sand/0.2 g wax/1 mg pheromone). The pheromone formulation, with a half-life of 30 h, was applied by rotary spreader at four rates (0, 2.5, 7.5, and 25 mg pheromone/m2) to 1- and 4-m2 plots in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Ant counts at bait cards in treated plots were significantly reduced compared to controls on the day of treatment, and there was a significant reduction in ant foraging for 2 days. These results show that trail pheromone disruption of Argentine ants is possible, but a much more durable formulation is needed before nest-level impacts can be expected. ?? 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

  16. Immune defense in leaf-cutting ants

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    Armitage, Sophie A O; Broch, Jens F; Marín, Hermogenes Fernández;

    2011-01-01

    -fostering experiment designed to address the influences of genotype and social rearing environment upon individual and social immune defenses. We used a multiply mating leaf-cutting ant, enabling us to test for patriline effects within a colony, as well as cross-colony matriline effects. The worker's father influenced...... social defense, a Pseudonocardia bacteria that helps to control pathogens in the ants' fungus garden, showed a significant colony of origin by rearing environment interaction, whereby ants that acquired the bacteria of a foster colony obtained a less abundant cover of bacteria: one explanation...

  17. Ant colonies for the travelling salesman problem.

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    Dorigo, M; Gambardella, L M

    1997-01-01

    We describe an artificial ant colony capable of solving the travelling salesman problem (TSP). Ants of the artificial colony are able to generate successively shorter feasible tours by using information accumulated in the form of a pheromone trail deposited on the edges of the TSP graph. Computer simulations demonstrate that the artificial ant colony is capable of generating good solutions to both symmetric and asymmetric instances of the TSP. The method is an example, like simulated annealing, neural networks and evolutionary computation, of the successful use of a natural metaphor to design an optimization algorithm.

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

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    Cabrera, J. M.

    1995-02-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    DANNA GARCIA

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

  1. Taladrado por fricción en aceros de doble fase

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    Nardi, D.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This work describes the experimental study of the friction drilling process in dual phase (DP steels, with yield strengths from 600 to 800 Mpa. The optimal machining conditions with different thicknesses was assessed through controlled tests at different rotation speeds and feed rates. On one hand, the torque and the thrust force were computed and monitorized. On the other hand, the dimensional tolerances of the holes were evaluated. Another topic of interest inherent to this special technique is the temperature level reached during the friction process which is crucial when it comes to development of microstructural transformations. This thermal condition can transform the mechanical properties of material near the hole and the burr.

    En este trabajo se expone un estudio del proceso de taladrado por fricción en chapas de diferentes aceros de doble fase (DP, con límites elásticos variables desde 600 hasta 800 MPa. Se realiza una evaluación de las condiciones óptimas de mecanizado en función del material y el espesor empleado, variando las velocidades de giro y los avances de penetración. Al mismo tiempo se monitoriza el par y la fuerza axial resultante, analizando además el espesor de la rebaba en distintas profundidades, es decir, las tolerancias dimensionales generadas por el proceso. Otro punto de interés es la medición de la temperatura alcanzada durante el proceso como consecuencia de la fricción, ya que la cantidad de calor absorbido por la pieza puede influir en las transformaciones microestructurales que el material experimenta. Esta afectación térmica puede transformar las propiedades mecánicas del material en las cercanías del agujero y en la rebaba.

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

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    Parisi, Daniel R; Josens, Roxana

    2014-01-01

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

  3. GEL DE ALOE-VERA COMO POTENCIAL INHIBIDOR DE LA CORROSIÓN DEL ACERO DE REFUERZO ESTRUCTURAL

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    Héctor Herrera-Hernández

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se estudiaelectroquímicamente un GELextracto de las hojas de ALOE VERAcomo un posible inhibidor de la corrosión del acero de refuerzo estructuraldel concreto.Los estudiosde corrosiónse llevaron a cabo en 1M de HCl y utilizando la técnica de espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica (EISse evaluó la resistencia a la corrosión en presencia y ausencia del GEL.Los diagramas de impedancia mostraronque la adición en diferentes proporcionesdel GELinhibe notablemente el proceso de la corrosión del acero inmerso en la solución ácida. También se determinó que las moléculas del GEL obedecena un mecanismo de fisisorciónsobre la superficie del metal de acuerdo con el modelo de isoterma de Langmuircon unG°adsde alrededor de 14.17 kJ/mol. El GEL se clasificócomo un inhibidor orgánico del tipo mixto.

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

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    Torralba, J. M.

    1995-02-01

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

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

  5. COMPORTAMIENTO DEL CONCRETO REFORZADO CON FIBRAS DE ACERO ZP-306 SOMETIDO A ESFUERZOS DE COMPRESIÓN

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    Lina P. Gallo-Arciniegas

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    Full Text Available En Colombia, el uso del concreto reforzado con fibras de acero (CRFA es muy limitado, debido a que en el país no existe suficiente evidencia experimental y requisitos reglamentarios al respecto. En el artículo se presentan los resultados de una investigación experimental y analítica sobre el comportamiento del CRFA elaborado con fibras ZP-306, sometidas a esfuerzos de compresión. El estudio involucra la revisión y discusión de los modelos disponibles en la literatura, así como un programa experimental que incluye el ensayo de 48 especímenes. A partir de un análisis de regresión de los datos medidos, se proponen ecuaciones para estimar las principales propiedades mecánicas del CRFA, tales como resistencia a compresión, módulo de elasticidad y relación de Poisson. Las ecuaciones correlacionan las propiedades mecánicas con las principales características de las fibras de acero, tales como dosificación y relación de aspecto.

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

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    Blanco, C.

    1995-10-01

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

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

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

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

    2015-06-01

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

  8. 9 CFR 354.121 - Ante-mortem inspection.

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    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Ante-mortem inspection. 354.121 Section 354.121 Animals and Animal Products FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE... Procedures; Ante-Mortem Inspections § 354.121 Ante-mortem inspection. An ante-mortem inspection of...

  9. Stealthy invaders: the biology of Cardiocondyla tramp ants

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    Heinze, J.; Cremer, Sylvia; Eckl, N.;

    2006-01-01

    Many invasive ant species, such as the Argentine ant or the red imported fire ant, have huge colonies with thousands of mass-foraging workers, which quickly monopolise resources and therefore represent a considerable threat to the native ant fauna. Cardiocondyla obscurior and several other species...

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

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    Martinez Mateo, Isidoro Jose

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

  11. Fungal enzymes in the attine ant symbiosis

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    de Fine Licht, Henrik Hjarvard; Schiøtt, Morten; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan

    the more basal attine genera use substrates such as flowers, plant debris, small twigs, insect feces and insect carcasses. This diverse array of fungal substrates across the attine lineage implies that the symbiotic fungus needs different enzymes to break down the plant material that the ants provide...... or different efficiencies of enzyme function. Fungal enzymes that degrade plant cell walls may have functionally co-evolved with the ants in this scenario. We explore this hypothesis with direct measurements of enzyme activity in fungus gardens in 12 species across 8 genera spanning the entire phylogeny...... and diversity of life-styles within the attine clade. We find significant differences in enzyme activity between different genera and life-styles of the ants. How these findings relate to attine ant coevolution and crop optimization are discussed....

  12. Rose Atoll - Eradication of Invasive Ants

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

  13. KohonAnts: A Self-Organizing Ant Algorithm for Clustering and Pattern Classification

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    Fernandes, C; Merelo, J J; Ramos, V; Laredo, J L J

    2008-01-01

    In this paper we introduce a new ant-based method that takes advantage of the cooperative self-organization of Ant Colony Systems to create a naturally inspired clustering and pattern recognition method. The approach considers each data item as an ant, which moves inside a grid changing the cells it goes through, in a fashion similar to Kohonen's Self-Organizing Maps. The resulting algorithm is conceptually more simple, takes less free parameters than other ant-based clustering algorithms, and, after some parameter tuning, yields very good results on some benchmark problems.

  14. Deterministic ants in labirynth -- information gained by map sharing

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    Malinowski, Janusz

    2014-01-01

    A few of ant robots are dropped to a labirynth, formed by a square lattice with a small number of nodes removed. Ants move according to a deterministic algorithm designed to explore all corridors. Each ant remembers the shape of corridors which she has visited. Once two ants met, they share the information acquired. We evaluate how the time of getting a complete information by an ant depends on the number of ants, and how the length known by an ant depends on time. Numerical results are presented in the form of scaling relations.

  15. An Improved Heuristic Ant-Clustering Algorithm

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    Yunfei Chen; Yushu Liu; Jihai Zhao

    2004-01-01

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

  16. Toxic industrial deposit remediation by ant activity

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    Jilkova, Veronika; Frouz, Jan

    2016-04-01

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

  17. Congestion and communication in confined ant traffic

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    Gravish, Nick; Gold, Gregory; Zangwill, Andrew; Goodisman, Michael A. D.; Goldman, Daniel I.

    2014-03-01

    Many social animals move and communicate within confined spaces. In subterranean fire ants Solenopsis invicta, mobility within crowded nest tunnels is important for resource and information transport. Within confined tunnels, communication and traffic flow are at odds: trafficking ants communicate through tactile interactions while stopped, yet ants that stop to communicate impose physical obstacles on the traffic. We monitor the bi-directional flow of fire ant workers in laboratory tunnels of varied diameter D. The persistence time of communicating ant aggregations, τ, increases approximately linearly with the number of participating ants, n. The sensitivity of traffic flow increases as D decreases and diverges at a minimum diameter, Dc. A cellular automata model incorporating minimal traffic features--excluded volume and communication duration--reproduces features of the experiment. From the model we identify a competition between information transfer and the need to maintain jam-free traffic flow. We show that by balancing information transfer and traffic flow demands, an optimum group strategy exists which maximizes information throughput. We acknowledge funding from NSF PoLS #0957659 and #PHY-1205878.

  18. Entangled active matter: From cells to ants

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

    2016-07-01

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

  19. Bacterial associates of arboreal ants and their putative functions in an obligate ant-plant mutualism.

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    Eilmus, Sascha; Heil, Martin

    2009-07-01

    Bacterial communities are highly diverse and have great ecological importance. In the present study, we used an in silico analysis of terminal restriction fragments (tRF) to characterize the bacterial community of the plant ant Pseudomyrmex ferrugineus. This species is an obligate inhabitant of Acacia myrmecophytes and feeds exclusively on plant-derived food sources. Ants are the dominant insect group in tropical rain forests. Associations of ants with microbes, which contribute particularly to the ants' nitrogen nutrition, could allow these insects to live on mostly or entirely plant-based diets and could thus contribute to the explanation of the high abundances that are reached by tropical ants. We found tRF patterns representing at least 30 prokaryotic taxa, of which the Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, Planctomycetes, Proteobacteria, and Spirochaetes comprised 93%. Because most bacterial taxa were found in all ant-derived samples studied and because the bacteria detected on the ants' host plant revealed little overlap with this community, we regard our results as reliably representing the bacterial community that is associated with P. ferrugineus. Genera with a likely function as ant symbionts were Burkholderia, Pantoea, Weissella, and several members of the Enterobacteriaceae. The presence of these and various other groups was confirmed via independent PCR and cultivation approaches. Many of the bacteria that we detected belong to purportedly N-fixing taxa. Bacteria may represent important further partners in ant-plant mutualisms, and their influences on ant nutrition can contribute to the extraordinary abundance and evolutionary success of tropical arboreal ants.

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

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    Candela, N.

    2001-04-01

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

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

  1. Inyección de mineral de manganeso en acero líquido

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    Vargas-Ramírez, M.

    2003-04-01

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

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

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

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    D. Alcántara

    2011-12-01

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

  3. Endurecimiento superficial de aceros y fundiciones mediante láser de Nd: YAG

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    Sagaró, R.

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available This work relates with heat treatment by laser of metallic surfaces. The hardening of steels AISI 1045, W1, W112 and flake and nodular cast irons was carried out using a Nd: YAG laser. Operation parameters of laser like beam power (P and traverse speed of the laser Spot (V are closely related to the depth of hardening. The authors present some analyses on metallographic studies. In all cases Vickers microhardness valves of about 500-900 HV (three or four times higher than original substrates. Relations between microhardness and depth of hardening are presented for the processed materials. Experimental results showed that the scan speed increase produces a decrease on depth of hardening as reported by others researchers. On the other hand, the samples with higher carbon content show lower hardenining depth. In addition, tribological tests were carried out. These tests show wear resistance when compared with conventional heat treatment. The frictional coefficient decrease in the samples with laser surface treatment.

    En el trabajo se presentan los resultados del tratamiento térmico superficial, con técnica láser, de superficies metálicas. Con el empleo de un láser de Nd:YAG se procedió al endurecimiento superficial de los aceros AISI 1045, W1, W112 y fundiciones de tipo laminar y nodular. Se presentan los resultados del tratamiento térmico superficial atendiendo al parámetro velocidad de barrido del haz de láser (V. De igual forma se estudian las microestructuras metalográficas obtenidas. En todos los casos, se obtienen valores de microdureza Vickers que oscilan entre los 500-900 HV (incrementos de tres-cuatro veces respecto al material base. Los resultados obtenidos permiten afirmar que, en todos los casos estudiados, el incremento de la velocidad de barrido provocó una disminución de la profundidad de la capa endurecida, en correspondencia con otros resultados expuestos en la literatura especializada. Las experiencias del

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

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    ZHAO Jing; TONG Wei-ming

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Demian J. Kotecki

    2010-12-01

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

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

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

    2015-05-01

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

  7. Ants as shell collectors: notes on land snail shells found around ant nests

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    Barna Páll-Gergely

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available We investigated the shell collecting activities of harvester ants (Messor spp. in semi-arid grasslands and shrubs in Turkey. We found eleven species of snails in the area, two of them were not collected by ants. Eight – mainly small sized – snail species were found on ant nests in a habitat characterized by shrubs, three in rocky grassland and four in a grassland habitat. Some shells (e.g. Chondrus zebrula tantalus, Multidentula ovularis might be taken into the nests, and we hypothesise that some of these snail species are consumed by ants (Monacha spp.. From a fauna inventory perspective, shell collecting activities of harvester ant may help malacologists to find snail species which are normally hidden for a specialist (e.g. Oxychilus hydatinus, Cecilioides spp. due to their special habits.

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

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    Offenberg, Hans Joachim

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2004-04-01

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

  10. Variación del módulo de Young con el tratamiento térmico en aceros al carbono hipoeutectoides

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    Roca, A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available In previous papers, several hipoeutectoide carbon steels in quenched condition showed values of Young's modulus inferior to values corresponding to tempered condition. In all cases, Young's modulus was measured by ultrasound techniques. In fact, modulus of C22E steel (EN 10083 increases from 209 GPa (quenched condition up to 211 GPa (tempered to 650 °C; for C45E steel, modulus increases from 199 GPa to 211 GPa (tempered to 500 °C, and for C55E steel Young's modulus varies from 202 GPa to 209 GPa for tempered steel to 650 °C. The present work focuses on the microstructural characterization of these steels at different heat conditions using reflection optical microscopy and also scanning electronic microscopy and the authors propose an explanation of the modulus variation using the behaviour of the dislocations array and their interaction with solute atoms and other dislocations present in steel.En trabajos anteriores se ha constatado que varios aceros al carbono hipoeutectoides, en estado de temple, presentan valores del módulo de Young inferiores a los correspondientes en estado de revenido. En todos los casos la determinación se ha realizado mediante ultrasonidos. En concreto, para el acero C22E (EN 10083, el módulo se incrementa ligeramente desde 209 GPa (material templado hasta 211 GPa (revenido a 650 °C, para el acero C45E el módulo aumenta desde 199 GPa hasta 211 GPa (revenido a 500 °C y para el acero C55E el módulo varía desde 202 GPa hasta 209 GPa para el acero revenido a 650 °C. El presente trabajo se centra en la caracterización estructural de los tres aceros mencionados a los distintos estados de tratamiento térmico, utilizando las técnicas de microscopía óptica de reflexión y microscopía electrónica de barrido, y se propone una explicación de la variación del módulo a partir del comportamiento de las dislocaciones y su interacción con átomos de soluto y con otras dislocaciones.

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

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

    2004-04-15

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

  12. Caracterización mecánica de aceros empleados en el sector de la construcción de Almería

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    Senoboua, A. J.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Various tests have been conducted on the steel bars used in the construction of civil works in Almería (Spain during the period 18 January 2000-7 May 2001, with the aim of mechanically characterizing the different types of steel (weldable: B400S, B500S and ductile weldable: B400SD to determine whether there is a technical reason for the increase in the use of ductile weldable steel. For this, we have used a hydraulic machine to break by traction all the test samples that arrived to the laboratory, following the specifications of the UNE 7474-1:1992 and the UNE 7474-2:1992. The results indicate that only in 86 % of the cases does the steel B400SD satisfy the limits specified by the UNE 36065:1999-EX, as opposed to 95 and 94 % of the B400S and B500S steels. In addition, the ductile weldable steel registered mean values lower than those of B400S. This finding disagrees with expectations set by the specifications.

    Se realizaron varios ensayos sobre las barras de acero utilizadas en la construcción de obra civil en Almería, durante el período comprendido entre 18/1/2000 y 7/05/2001, con el fin de caracterizar, mecánicamente, los diferentes tipos de aceros (soldables: B400S, B500S y soldable dúctil: B400SD y, de esta forma, determinar si existe alguna razón técnica para un incremento del consumo del acero soldable dúctil. Para ello, se ensayaron a tracción todas las muestras que llegaron al laboratorio, siguiendo las normas UNE 7474-1:1992 y UNE 7474-2:1992. Los resultados indican que el acero B400SD cumple, sólo, en un 86 % los límites especificados en la norma UNE 36065:1999 -EX, frente al 95 y 94 % de los aceros B400S y B500S. Además, el acero soldable dúctil muestra unos valores medios inferiores al B400S. Este hecho discrepa de lo que se podría esperar según la norma que lo regula.

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

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    Rivero, S.

    2007-10-01

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

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

  14. Microestructura y propiedades mecánicas de dos aceros para herramientas con ultra alto contenido de boro

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    Jiménez, J. A.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, two selected tool steels have been modified by a boron addition of 0.5 and 1 mass %. Both steels were processed by powder metallurgy methods, including argon atomization and hot isostatic pressing. The Consolidated materials presented a microstructure consisting of a fine and homogeneous distribution borocarbides M23(C,B6 in a ferrite-martensite matrix. No changes are observed in the microstructure after deformation by compression-strain-rate-change tests at temperatures ranging from 700 to 1,100 °C. For the Fe-lB-lC steel, a stress exponent of 4.5 was obtained, that suggests that slip creep is the controlling deformation mechanism. On the other hand, a stress exponent between 2 and 3 was obtained for the Fe-0.5B-1.5C steel that suggests that grain boundary sliding is the controlling deformation mechanism. In both cases, the activation energy for creep was related to the activation energy for iron self-diffusion.

    En el presente trabajo se han modificado dos aceros para herramientas convencionales por la presencia de un contenido de boro entre 0,5 y 1 % en masa. Ambos aceros se procesaron por la ruta pulvimetalúrgica, incluyendo atomización por argón y compactación isostática en caliente. El material compactado presentó una microestructura caracterizada por una distribución de partículas de borocarburos M23(C,B6 fina y homogénea en una matriz de ferrita-martensita. Esta microestructura permanece prácticamente inalterada tras los ensayos de cambios en la velocidad de deformación durante el ensayo de compresión a temperaturas entre 750 y 1.000 °C. En el caso del acero Fe-lB-lC se obtuvo un valor para el exponente de la tensión de 4,5, que sugiere que la deformación plástica está controlada por un mecanismo de fluencia por movimiento de dislocaciones. Por otro lado, para el acero Fe-0,5B-1,5C, se obtuvieron valores para el exponente de la tensión comprendidos

  15. Diseño óptimo de tableros de puentes mixtos de carretera hormigón-acero

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    El desarrollo de la nanotecnología de los materiales, la búsqueda de la optimización en los proyectos de ingeniería, ha emergido una verdadera evolución en el diseño de los puentes a nivel mundial. Europa surge como el génesis de los puentes mixtos en el mundo, grandes puentes y viaductos se hacen con la tipología de viga cajón y viga bijácena mixta. España, concibe la tipología de la doble acción mixta, como alternativa de optimizar los costes del acero. En este trabajo de fin...

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

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    Torralba, J. M.

    1995-04-01

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

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

  17. Ant-egg cataract. An electron microscopic study

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    Schrøder, H D; Nissen, S H

    1979-01-01

    The ultrastructure of the ant-egg cataractous lens has been studied. Comparison of tissue demineralized by means of EDTA with untreated tissue showed the calcium salts in the ant-eggs to be mostly crystalline. A laminar appearance of the ant-egg seen in EDTA treated material suggested an intermit......The ultrastructure of the ant-egg cataractous lens has been studied. Comparison of tissue demineralized by means of EDTA with untreated tissue showed the calcium salts in the ant-eggs to be mostly crystalline. A laminar appearance of the ant-egg seen in EDTA treated material suggested...

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

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    Talacchia, S.

    1996-02-01

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

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

  19. Hopfield neural network based on ant system

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    洪炳镕; 金飞虎; 郭琦

    2004-01-01

    Hopfield neural network is a single layer feedforward neural network. Hopfield network requires some control parameters to be carefully selected, else the network is apt to converge to local minimum. An ant system is a nature inspired meta heuristic algorithm. It has been applied to several combinatorial optimization problems such as Traveling Salesman Problem, Scheduling Problems, etc. This paper will show an ant system may be used in tuning the network control parameters by a group of cooperated ants. The major advantage of this network is to adjust the network parameters automatically, avoiding a blind search for the set of control parameters.This network was tested on two TSP problems, 5 cities and 10 cities. The results have shown an obvious improvement.

  20. Detection of mitochondrial COII DNA sequences in ant guts as a method for assessing termite predation by ants.

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    Fayle, Tom M; Scholtz, Olivia; Dumbrell, Alex J; Russell, Stephen; Segar, Simon T; Eggleton, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Termites and ants contribute more to animal biomass in tropical rain forests than any other single group and perform vital ecosystem functions. Although ants prey on termites, at the community level the linkage between these groups is poorly understood. Thus, assessing the distribution and specificity of ant termitophagy is of considerable interest. We describe an approach for quantifying ant-termite food webs by sequencing termite DNA (cytochrome c oxidase subunit II, COII) from ant guts and apply this to a soil-dwelling ant community from tropical rain forest in Gabon. We extracted DNA from 215 ants from 15 species. Of these, 17.2 % of individuals had termite DNA in their guts, with BLAST analysis confirming the identity of 34.1 % of these termites to family level or better. Although ant species varied in detection of termite DNA, ranging from 63 % (5/7; Camponotus sp. 1) to 0 % (0/7; Ponera sp. 1), there was no evidence (with small sample sizes) for heterogeneity in termite consumption across ant taxa, and no evidence for species-specific ant-termite predation. In all three ant species with identifiable termite DNA in multiple individuals, multiple termite species were represented. Furthermore, the two termite species that were detected on multiple occasions in ant guts were in both cases found in multiple ant species, suggesting that ant-termite food webs are not strongly compartmentalised. However, two ant species were found to consume only Anoplotermes-group termites, indicating possible predatory specialisation at a higher taxonomic level. Using a laboratory feeding test, we were able to detect termite COII sequences in ant guts up to 2 h after feeding, indicating that our method only detects recent feeding events. Our data provide tentative support for the hypothesis that unspecialised termite predation by ants is widespread and highlight the use of molecular approaches for future studies of ant-termite food webs.

  1. Detection of mitochondrial COII DNA sequences in ant guts as a method for assessing termite predation by ants.

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    Tom M Fayle

    Full Text Available Termites and ants contribute more to animal biomass in tropical rain forests than any other single group and perform vital ecosystem functions. Although ants prey on termites, at the community level the linkage between these groups is poorly understood. Thus, assessing the distribution and specificity of ant termitophagy is of considerable interest. We describe an approach for quantifying ant-termite food webs by sequencing termite DNA (cytochrome c oxidase subunit II, COII from ant guts and apply this to a soil-dwelling ant community from tropical rain forest in Gabon. We extracted DNA from 215 ants from 15 species. Of these, 17.2 % of individuals had termite DNA in their guts, with BLAST analysis confirming the identity of 34.1 % of these termites to family level or better. Although ant species varied in detection of termite DNA, ranging from 63 % (5/7; Camponotus sp. 1 to 0 % (0/7; Ponera sp. 1, there was no evidence (with small sample sizes for heterogeneity in termite consumption across ant taxa, and no evidence for species-specific ant-termite predation. In all three ant species with identifiable termite DNA in multiple individuals, multiple termite species were represented. Furthermore, the two termite species that were detected on multiple occasions in ant guts were in both cases found in multiple ant species, suggesting that ant-termite food webs are not strongly compartmentalised. However, two ant species were found to consume only Anoplotermes-group termites, indicating possible predatory specialisation at a higher taxonomic level. Using a laboratory feeding test, we were able to detect termite COII sequences in ant guts up to 2 h after feeding, indicating that our method only detects recent feeding events. Our data provide tentative support for the hypothesis that unspecialised termite predation by ants is widespread and highlight the use of molecular approaches for future studies of ant-termite food webs.

  2. Ants as tools in sustainable agriculture

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    Offenberg, Joachim

    2015-01-01

    1. With an expanding human population placing increasing pressure on the environment, agriculture needs sustainable production that can match conventional methods. Integrated pest management (IPM) is more sustainable, but not necessarily as efficient as conventional non-sustainable measures. 2...... of agricultural systems, this review emphasizes the potential of managing ants to achieve sustainable pest management solutions. The synthesis suggests future directions and may catalyse a research agenda on the utilization of ants, not only against arthropod pests, but also against weeds and plant diseases...

  3. Ant-plants and fungi: a new threeway symbiosis.

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    Defossez, Emmanuel; Selosse, Marc-André; Dubois, Marie-Pierre; Mondolot, Laurence; Faccio, Antonella; Djieto-Lordon, Champlain; McKey, Doyle; Blatrix, Rumsaïs

    2009-06-01

    Symbioses between plants and fungi, fungi and ants, and ants and plants all play important roles in ecosystems. Symbioses involving all three partners appear to be rare. Here, we describe a novel tripartite symbiosis in which ants and a fungus inhabit domatia of an ant-plant, and present evidence that such interactions are widespread. We investigated 139 individuals of the African ant-plant Leonardoxa africana for occurrence of fungus. Behaviour of mutualist ants toward the fungus within domatia was observed using a video camera fitted with an endoscope. Fungi were identified by sequencing a fragment of their ribosomal DNA. Fungi were always present in domatia occupied by mutualist ants but never in domatia occupied by opportunistic or parasitic ants. Ants appear to favour the propagation, removal and maintenance of the fungus. Similar fungi were associated with other ant-plants in Cameroon. All belong to the ascomycete order Chaetothyriales; those from L. africana formed a monophyletic clade. These new plant-ant-fungus associations seem to be specific, as demonstrated within Leonardoxa and as suggested by fungal phyletic identities. Such tripartite associations are widespread in African ant-plants but have long been overlooked. Taking fungal partners into account will greatly enhance our understanding of symbiotic ant-plant mutualisms.

  4. ESTUDIO DE LA IDONEIDAD DEL ENSAYO MINIATURA DE PUNZONADO PARA LA CARACTERIZACION MECANICA DE LOS ACEROS Y DE SUS UNIONES SOLDADAS

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    C. RODRÍGUEZ C.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Los ensayos small punch (SPT permiten estimar propiedades mecánicas de los aceros, empleando una cantidad de material muy pequeña, lo que los hace especialmente interesantes en el análisis de componentes en servicio o zonas demasiado pequeñas para extraer probetas normalizadas. Existen diversas propuestas para estimar propiedades tales como el límite elástico, la resistencia a la tracción, el alargamiento a rotura o la tenacidad a fractura, si bien es cierto que existe una gran controversia sobre las mismas. El presente trabajo analiza varias de estas propuestas, aplicándolas a una amplia gama de aceros, con diferentes microestructuras y características mecánicas.

  5. Diseño y construcción de un separador autoestático manos libres para cirugías de cavidad abdominal y pélvica de pequeños animales

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    Para el ingreso de la cavidad abdominal y otras cavidades en cirugías de pequeñas especies se hace necesaria la utilización de separadores de la pared abdominal que permitan una mejor visualización de los órganos a intervenir, o de la exploración de dicha cavidad en los casos de la laparotomía exploratoria, cirugías ginecológicas, urológicas y abdomen en general.Para la construcción del diseño se utilizó acero inoxidable del tipo 316LS que es resistente a la corrosión, firme ante las altas te...

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

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    Manoel Cléber de Sampaio Alves

    2008-06-01

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

  7. Tensiones residuales generadas en acero F-522 por distintos tipos de mecanizado

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    García-Navas, V.

    2005-08-01

    , como en el interior del material. En este trabajo se han medido, mediante difracción de rayos-X, las tensiones residuales en un acero F-522 templado y revenido, generadas por dos procesos de torneado (torneado duro convencional y torneado duro asistido por láser y dos procesos de rectificado (de afino y de producción. Asimismo, se ha estudiado la evolución a lo largo de la profundidad de la fracción volumétrica de austenita retenida, de la microestructura y de nanodureza con el objetivo de relacionar estos resultados con los estados de tensiones obtenidos para cada mecanizado. Se ha observado que el torneado genera fuertes tensiones de tracción en la superficie y el rectificado tensiones de compresión. Inmediatamente, bajo la superficie, el rectificado genera tensiones ligeramente tractivas o nulas, mientras que el torneado genera tensiones fuertemente compresivas. Estos resultados indican que el proceso óptimo de mecanizado (prescindiendo de consideraciones económicas sería aquel que combinase un torneado duro con un ligero rectificado final

  8. Análisis del efecto entalla en la tenacidad aparente y en los micromecanismos de rotura del acero S275JR en condiciones de lower shelf

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    Cicero González, Sergio; García Pemán, Tiberio; Madrazo Acebes, Virginia; Ruiz Martínez, Estela

    2014-01-01

    La resistencia a fractura de los materiales es generalmente mayor en condiciones entalladas que en condiciones fisuradas. En otras palabras, cuando el radio de entalla crece se produce igualmente un aumento de la tenacidad aparente a fractura, que es aquella observada en condiciones entalladas. Este artículo presenta un análisis del efecto entalla en el acero S275JR cuando opera a temperaturas pertenecientes al Lower Shelf del material, es decir, aquellas temperaturas en las cuales la fractur...

  9. Dealing with water deficit in Atta ant colonies: large ants scout for water while small ants transport it

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    Antonio Carlos Da-Silva

    2012-07-01

    Leafcutter ants (Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Forel 1908 have an elaborate social organization, complete with caste divisions. Activities carried out by specialist groups contribute to the overall success and survival of the colony when it is confronted with environmental challenges such as dehydration. Ants detect variations in humidity inside the nest and react by activating several types of behavior that enhance water uptake and decrease water loss, but it is not clear whether or not a single caste collects water regardless of the cost of bringing this resource back to the colony. Accordingly, we investigated water collection activities in three colonies of Atta sexdens rubropilosa experimentally exposed to water stress. Specifically, we analyzed whether or not the same ant caste foraged for water, regardless of the absolute energetic cost (distance of transporting this resource back to the colony. Our experimental design offered water sources at 0 m, 1 m and 10 m from the nest. We studied the body size of ants near the water sources from the initial offer of water (time  =  0 to 120 min, and tested for specialization. We observed a reduction in the average size and variance of ants that corroborated the specialization hypothesis. Although the temporal course of specialization changed with distance, the final outcome was similar among distances. Thus, we conclude that, for this species, a specialist (our use of the word “specialist” does not mean exclusive task force is responsible for collecting water, regardless of the cost of transporting water back to the colony.

  10. Variation in Extrafloral Nectary Productivity Influences the Ant Foraging

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    Extrafloral nectar is the main food source offered by plants to predatory ants in most land environments. Although many studies have demonstrated the importance of extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) to plant defense against herbivores, the influence of EFNs secretory activity pattern on predatory ants remains yet not fully understood. Here, we verified the relation between the extrafloral nectar production of a plant community in Cerrado in different times of the day, and its attractiveness to ants. The extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) of seven plant species showed higher productivity overnight. Ant abundance was higher in times of large extrafloral nectar production, however, there was no positive relation between ant richness on plants and EFNs productivity. There was temporal resource partitioning among ant species, and it indicates strong resource competition. The nectar productivity varied among plant species and time of the day, and it influenced the visitation patterns of ants. Therefore, EFNs are a key ant-plant interaction driver in the studied system. PMID:28046069

  11. Estudio para la optimización de la composición de un HACFRA (hormigón autocompactante reforzado con fibras de acero estructural

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    Orbe, A.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The interest of HACFRA (self compacting concrete reinforced with steel fibers, is the combination of the residual strength increase and cracking decrease compared to plain concrete by the introduction of steel fibers in the mass with the advantages of the self-compacting. The paper presents an analysis of the influence of different components of the HACRFA and provides their selection, refered to the granular skeleton and to different steel fiber types and amount, in order to obtain an optimization of its features and structural behavior.El interés de un HACFRA (Hormigón autocompactante reforzado con fibras de acero, radica en la combinación del incremento de capacidad resistente con respecto al hormigón y disminución de la fisuración, aportada por la introducción de fibras de acero, con las ventajas de la puesta en obra que supone la autocompactación. El artículo analiza la influencia de los diferentes componentes que integran el HACRFA, proponiendo una selección de los mismos, referidos tanto al esqueleto granular como a los diferentes tipos y densidades de fibras de acero, en base a la obtención de sus características y de un comportamiento estructural optimizado.

  12. Research on the Perceptual Law of Artificial Ants

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    ZHENG Zhaobao

    2005-01-01

    Beginning with the analysis of the behavior of natural ants, this paper illuminates the principle and method that, by adopting image texture energy as pheromone and finding their way on the track of the pheromone, artificial ants have the ability to identify and remember through similar measurement of pheromone. Based on the quantity of experiments, this paper analyzes some factors that influence the ability of artificial ants and draws some conclusions about the law of ant perception.

  13. Extended phenotype: nematodes turn ants into bird-dispersed fruits

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    Hughes, D P; Kronauer, D J C; Boomsma, J J

    2008-01-01

    A recent study has discovered a novel extended phenotype of a nematode which alters its ant host to resemble ripe fruit. The infected ants are in turn eaten by frugivorous birds that disperse the nematode's eggs.......A recent study has discovered a novel extended phenotype of a nematode which alters its ant host to resemble ripe fruit. The infected ants are in turn eaten by frugivorous birds that disperse the nematode's eggs....

  14. Histrionicotoxin alkaloids finally detected in an ant

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    Jones, Tappey H.; Adams, Rachelle Martha Marie; Spande, Thomas F.

    2012-01-01

    Workers of the ant Carebarella bicolor collected in Panama were found to have two major poison-frog alkaloids, cis- and trans-fused decahydroquinolines (DHQs) of the 269AB type, four minor 269AB isomers, two minor 269B isomers, and three isomers of DHQ 271D. For the first time in an ant, however......, the DHQs were accompanied by six histrionicotoxins (HTXs), viz., 283A, 285A, 285B, 285C, 287A, and 287D. This co-occurrence of the HTX and DHQ alkaloids is the usual pattern seen in dendrobatid frogs. This finding contrasts with our earlier study, where workers of a Brazilian ant, Solenopsis (Diplorhoptrum......) sp., were found to have a very similar DHQ complex but failed to show HTXs. Several new DHQ alkaloids of MW 271 (named in the frog as 271G) are reported from the above ants that have both m/z 202 and 204 as major fragment ions, unlike the spectrum seen for the poison-frog alkaloid 271D, which has...

  15. A global database of ant species abundances

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    Gibb, Heloise; Dunn, Rob R.; Sanders, Nathan J.; Grossman, Blair F.; Photakis, Manoli; Abril, Silvia; Agosti, Donat; Andersen, Alan N.; Angulo, Elena; Armbrecht, Ingre; Arnan, Xavier; Baccaro, Fabricio B.; Bishop, Tom R.; Boulay, Raphael; Bruhl, Carsten; Castracani, Cristina; Cerda, Xim; Del Toro, Israel; Delsinne, Thibaut; Diaz, Mireia; Donoso, David A.; Ellison, Aaron M.; Enriquez, Martha L.; Fayle, Tom M.; Feener Jr., Donald H.; Fisher, Brian L.; Fisher, Robert N.; Fitpatrick, Matthew C.; Gomez, Cristanto; Gotelli, Nicholas J.; Gove, Aaron; Grasso, Donato A.; Groc, Sarah; Guenard, Benoit; Gunawardene, Nihara; Heterick, Brian; Hoffmann, Benjamin; Janda, Milan; Jenkins, Clinton; Kaspari, Michael; Klimes, Petr; Lach, Lori; Laeger, Thomas; Lattke, John; Leponce, Maurice; Lessard, Jean-Philippe; Longino, John; Lucky, Andrea; Luke, Sarah H.; Majer, Jonathan; McGlynn, Terrence P.; Menke, Sean; Mezger, Dirk; Mori, Alessandra; Moses, Jimmy; Munyai, Thinandavha Caswell; Pacheco, Renata; Paknia, Omid; Pearce-Duvet, Jessica; Pfeiffer, Martin; Philpott, Stacy M.; Resasco, Julian; Retana, Javier; Silva, Rogerio R.; Sorger, Magdalena D.; Souza, Jorge; Suarez, Andrew V.; Tista, Melanie; Vasconcelos, Heraldo L.; Vonshak, Merav; Weiser, Michael D.; Yates, Michelle; Parr, Catherine L.

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    What forces structure ecological assemblages? A key limitation to general insights about assemblage structure is the availability of data that are collected at a small spatial grain (local assemblages) and a large spatial extent (global coverage). Here, we present published and unpublished data from 51,388 ant abundance and occurrence records of more than 2693 species and 7953 morphospecies from local assemblages collected at 4212 locations around the world. Ants were selected because they are diverse and abundant globally, comprise a large fraction of animal biomass in most terrestrial communities, and are key contributors to a range of ecosystem functions. Data were collected between 1949 and 2014, and include, for each geo-referenced sampling site, both the identity of the ants collected and details of sampling design, habitat type and degree of disturbance. The aim of compiling this dataset was to provide comprehensive species abundance data in order to test relationships between assemblage structure and environmental and biogeographic factors. Data were collected using a variety of standardised methods, such as pitfall and Winkler traps, and will be valuable for studies investigating large-scale forces structuring local assemblages. Understanding such relationships is particularly critical under current rates of global change. We encourage authors holding additional data on systematically collected ant assemblages, especially those in dry and cold, and remote areas, to contact us and contribute their data to this growing dataset.

  16. The worldwide expansion of the Argentine ant

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    Vogel, Valerie; Pedersen, Jes Søe; Giraud, Tatiana;

    2010-01-01

    ) and secondary introductions (from sites with established invasive supercolonies) were important in the global expansion of the Argentine ant. In combination with the similar social organization of colonies in the native and introduced range, this indicates that invasiveness did not evolve recently as a unique...

  17. Ant System Algorithm Research and Its Applications

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    2002-01-01

    In this paper, systematic review on Ant System (AS) algorithm research and application is made, and the authors works of introducing As algorithm into continuous space application are summarized. Then the applicability characters of AS in continuous space optimization problems are also discussed.

  18. Ant parasite queens revert to mating singly

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

    2004-01-01

    A parasitic ant has abandoned the multiple mating habit of the queens of its related host. Multiple mating (polyandry) is widespread among animal groups, particularly insects 1 . But the factors that maintain it and underlie its evolution are hard to verify because benefits and costs are not easi...

  19. The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants

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    Cremer, Sylvia; Ugelvig, Line Vej; Drijfhout, Falko P

    2008-01-01

    It is unclear why some species become successful invaders whilst others fail, and whether invasive success depends on pre-adaptations already present in the native range or on characters evolving de-novo after introduction. Ants are among the worst invasive pests, with Lasius neglectus and its ra...

  20. Ants recognize foes and not friends.

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    Guerrieri, Fernando J; Nehring, Volker; Jørgensen, Charlotte G; Nielsen, John; Galizia, C Giovanni; d'Ettorre, Patrizia

    2009-07-01

    Discriminating among individuals and rejecting non-group members is essential for the evolution and stability of animal societies. Ants are good models for studying recognition mechanisms, because they are typically very efficient in discriminating 'friends' (nest-mates) from 'foes' (non-nest-mates). Recognition in ants involves multicomponent cues encoded in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles. Here, we tested whether workers of the carpenter ant Camponotus herculeanus use the presence and/or absence of cuticular hydrocarbons to discriminate between nest-mates and non-nest-mates. We supplemented the cuticular profile with synthetic hydrocarbons mixed to liquid food and then assessed behavioural responses using two different bioassays. Our results show that (i) the presence, but not the absence, of an additional hydrocarbon elicited aggression and that (ii) among the three classes of hydrocarbons tested (unbranched, mono-methylated and dimethylated alkanes; for mono-methylated alkanes, we present a new synthetic pathway), only the dimethylated alkane was effective in eliciting aggression. Our results suggest that carpenter ants use a fundamentally different mechanism for nest-mate recognition than previously thought. They do not specifically recognize nest-mates, but rather recognize and reject non-nest-mates bearing odour cues that are novel to their own colony cuticular hydrocarbon profile. This begs for a reappraisal of the mechanisms underlying recognition systems in social insects.

  1. The ejaculatory biology of leafcutter ants

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    den Boer, Susanne; Stürup, Marlene; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan

    2015-01-01

    understanding of the fundamental biology of ejaculate production, transfer and physiological function remains extremely limited. We studied the ejaculation process in the leafcutter ant Atta colombica and found that it starts with the appearance of a clear pre-ejaculatory fluid (PEF) at the tip...

  2. Improving Emergency Management by Modeling Ant Colonies

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    brood. The brood stages include the egg, the larval, and the pupa.27 The brood is dependent on the colony for nourishment and warmth until fully...night for rest and to relocate the colony. The bivouac is what is created when army ants huddle together in a ball instead of building a physical nest

  3. Enhanced Pest Ant Control with Hydrophobic Bait

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    Ants occupy every ecological niche in the world where they contribute to the ecosystem, e.g., as scavengers and aerators of the soil. However, when they are transported, usually through human activities, to new locations they have powerful negative impacts on their adopted homeland. Five of the 17 l...

  4. Vestlus päevapoliitikast Ants Vahtrasega / Ants Vahtras ; interv. Hillar Padu

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    Vahtras, Ants, 1953-

    2001-01-01

    Keskerakonna Hiiumaa osakonna esimees Ants Vahtras keskendub vestluses Keskerakonna kandidaatidele presidendi valimistele, arutleb presidendile vajalike isikuomaduste, haldusreformi, Hiiumaa Suurkogu, erastamiselt laekuva raha kasutamise üle ning annab hinnangu kultuuripoliitikale. Autor: Keskerakond

  5. Nõunik Ants Laansalu - rohkem talupoeg kui sulane / Ants Laansalu ; interv. Heiki Raudla

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    Laansalu, Ants, 1938-2011

    2008-01-01

    Intervjuu põllumajandusministeeriumi nõunikuga, kes vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad Eesti põllumajandusministreid, põllumehe mainet, põllumajanduse tulevikku Eestis ja maailmas. Vt. samas: Ants Laansalu: CV

  6. Ants ja Jaak / Ants Juske, Jaak Juske ; intervjueerinud Margit Tõnson, Maris Sander

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    Juske, Ants, 1956-

    2011-01-01

    Kunstiteadlane Ants Juske ja tema poliitikust poeg Jaak Juske räägivad põlvkondade erinevustest ja konfliktidest, oma poliitilisest identiteedist, haridusest, eeskujudest, huvidest, eluviisidest. Nende eluloolisi andmeid

  7. Ants Veetõusme ja tema valikud / Ants Veetõusme ; interv. Imbi E. Kaljuste

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    Veetõusme, Ants, 1949-

    2002-01-01

    Eesti Maksumaksjate Liidu juhatuse esimehe Ants Veetõusme varasemast elust ning praegusest tegevusest EML-i juhi, spordijuhi ja FIE-na. Kommenteerivad Tõnu Anton ja Tiit Nuudi. Tartu linnapea 1991-1993

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

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    Romero, M. A.

    1998-02-01

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

  9. Ants Orasest ja Anne Lange monograafiast / Jüri Talvet

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    2005-01-01

    Arvustus: Oras, Ants. Luulekool. I, Apoloogia / koostajad Hando Runnel ja Jaak Rähesoo. Tartu : Ilmamaa, 2003 ; Oras, Ants. Luulekool II, Meistriklass. Tartu : Ilmamaa, 2004 ; Lange, Anne. Ants Oras : [kirjandusteadlane, -kriitik ja tõlkija (1900-1982)]. Tartu : Ilmamaa, 2004

  10. Mutualistic ants as an indirect defence against leaf pathogens.

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    González-Teuber, Marcia; Kaltenpoth, Martin; Boland, Wilhelm

    2014-04-01

    Mutualistic ants are commonly considered as an efficient indirect defence against herbivores. Nevertheless, their indirect protective role against plant pathogens has been scarcely investigated. We compared the protective role against pathogens of two different ant partners, a mutualistic and a parasitic ant, on the host plant Acacia hindsii (Fabaceae). The epiphytic bacterial community on leaves was evaluated in the presence and absence of both ant partners by cultivation and by 454 pyrosequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. Pathogen-inflicted leaf damage, epiphytic bacterial abundance (colony-forming units) and number of operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were significantly higher in plants inhabited by parasitic ants than in plants inhabited by mutualistic ants. Unifrac unweighted and weighted principal component analyses showed that the bacterial community composition on leaves changed significantly when mutualistic ants were removed from plants or when plants were inhabited by parasitic ants. Direct mechanisms provided by ant-associated bacteria would contribute to the protective role against pathogens. The results suggest that the indirect defence of mutualistic ants also covers the protection from bacterial plant pathogens. Our findings highlight the importance of considering bacterial partners in ant-plant defensive mutualisms, which can contribute significantly to ant-mediated protection from plant pathogens.

  11. Eavesdropping on cooperative communication within an ant-butterfly mutualism

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    Elgar, Mark A.; Nash, David Richard; Pierce, Naomi E.

    2016-01-01

    of the Australian lycaenid butterfly, Jalmenus evagoras, form an obligate association with several species of attendant ants, including Iridomyrmex mayri. Ants protect the caterpillars and pupae, and in return are rewarded with nutritious secretions. Female and male adult butterflies use ants as signals...

  12. Can the Argentine ant ( Linepithema humile Mayr) replace native ants in myrmecochory?

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    Gómez, Crisanto; Oliveras, Jordi

    2003-04-01

    We analyse the influence of the Argentine ant ( Linepithema humile Mayr) on the seed dispersal process of the myrmecochorous plants Euphorbia characias, E. biumbellata, Genista linifolia, G. triflora, G. monspessulana and Sarothamnus arboreus. The observations were made in two study plots of Mediterranean cork-oak secondary forest (invaded and non-invaded by L. humile). The presence of L. humile implies the displacement of all native ant species that disperse seeds. Seed transports in the non-invaded zone were carried out by eight ant species. In the invaded zone, L. humile workers removed and transported seeds to the nest. In vertebrate exclusion trials, we observed the same level of seed removal in the invaded and non-invaded zones. Two findings could explain this result. Although mean time to seed localization was higher for native ants (431.7 s) than that for L. humile (150.5 s), the mean proportion of seeds transported after being detected was higher (50.1%) in non-invaded than in invaded (16.8%) zones. The proportion of seeds removed and transported into an ant nest after an ant-seed interaction had dramatically reduced from non-invaded (41.9%) to invaded (7.4%) zones. The levels of seed dispersal by ants found prior to invasion are unlikely to be maintained in invaded zones. However, total replacement of seed dispersal function is possible if contact iteration finally offers similar levels or quantities of seeds reaching the nests. The results obtained confirm that the Argentine ant invasion may affect myrmecochory dramatically in the Mediterranean biome.

  13. Ants mediate the structure of phytotelm communities in an ant-garden bromeliad

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    Céréghino, Régis; Leroy, Céline; Dejean,Alain; Corbara, Bruno

    2010-01-01

    International audience; The main theories explaining the biological diversity of rain forests often confer a limited understanding of the contribution of interspecific interactions to the observed patterns. We show how two-species mutualisms can affect much larger segments of the invertebrate community in tropical rain forests. Aechmea mertensii (Bromeliaceae) is both a phytotelm (plant-held water) and an ant-garden epiphyte. We studied the influence of its associated ant species (Pachycondyl...

  14. Parameters of ante-mortem delirium

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    Deksnyte, Aušra

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. The aim of this study was to investigate the parameters of ante-mortem delirium of the patients in a closed psychiatric institution and to compare them with the ante-mortem psychopathology of the medical patients. Methods. There were 139 medical records of the patients analyzed, who died during the period of 1997-2003 at the in-patient psychiatric institution. The diagnoses were recorded according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10 criteria. Patients’ data included age, gender, previous psychiatric disorders, current somatic and psychiatric morbidity, and comorbidity. Results. The incidence of delirium was 83,7%. The delirium group included more elder, male persons who were more likely to have dementia and less inclined to depression. Surprisingly the incidence of delirium among non-dementia men was quite high – 76,9%, as compared to non-dementia women – 23,1% (P=0,008. The duration of delirium differed from 1 to 1335 days. Longer delirium was observed among elder than 75 years (87,7, SD 183,9 vs52,6, SD 121,4 days; P=0,019 and dementia (83,6, SD 173,6 vs 13,5, SD 11,6 days; P<0,001 patients, but did not differ in gender groups. Conclusions. Ante-mortem delirium occurred more commonly in more elder and demented patients The duration of ante-mortem delirium was shorter in younger and non-dementia patients. Patients of the psychiatric institution tend to have longer deliriums than medical patients. The patients with depression and the history of alcohol abuse were not likely to get ante-mortem delirium. Before death in many persons hyperactive and mixed delirium transformed into hypoactive.

  15. Dead ant walking: a myrmecophilous beetle predator uses parasitoid host location cues to selectively prey on parasitized ants.

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    Mathis, Kaitlyn A; Tsutsui, Neil D

    2016-08-17

    Myrmecophiles (i.e. organisms that associate with ants) use a variety of ecological niches and employ different strategies to survive encounters with ants. Because ants are typically excellent defenders, myrmecophiles may choose moments of weakness to take advantage of their ant associates. This hypothesis was studied in the rove beetle, Myrmedonota xipe, which associates with Azteca sericeasur ants in the presence of parasitoid flies. A combination of laboratory and field experiments show that M. xipe beetles selectively locate and prey upon parasitized ants. These parasitized ants are less aggressive towards beetles than healthy ants, allowing beetles to eat the parasitized ants alive without interruption. Moreover, behavioural assays and chemical analysis reveal that M. xipe are attracted to the ant's alarm pheromone, the same secretion used by the phorid fly parasitoids in host location. This strategy allows beetles access to an abundant but otherwise inaccessible resource, as A. sericeasur ants are typically highly aggressive. These results are the first, to our knowledge, to demonstrate a predator sharing cues with a parasitoid to gain access to an otherwise unavailable prey item. Furthermore, this work highlights the importance of studying ant-myrmecophile interactions beyond just their pairwise context.

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

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

    2015-01-01

    Weaver ants (genus Oecophylla) are tropical carnivorous ant species living in high numbers in the canopies of trees. The ants excrete copious amounts of fecal matter on leaf surfaces, and these feces may provide nutrients to host trees. This hypothesis is supported by studies of ant-plant interac......Weaver ants (genus Oecophylla) are tropical carnivorous ant species living in high numbers in the canopies of trees. The ants excrete copious amounts of fecal matter on leaf surfaces, and these feces may provide nutrients to host trees. This hypothesis is supported by studies of ant......-plant interactions involving other ant species that have demonstrated the transfer of nutrients from ants to plants. In this 7-months study, a GC–MS-based metabolomics approach along with an analysis of total nitrogen and carbon levels was used to study metabolic changes in ant-hosting Coffea arabica plants compared...... with control plants. The results showed elevated levels of total nitrogen, amino acids, fatty acids, caffeine, and secondary metabolites of the phenylpropanoid pathway in leaves from ant-hosting plants. Minor effects were observed for sugars, whereas little or no effect was observed for organic acids, despite...

  17. Caracterização química e metalográfica dos aços inoxidáveis de implantes removidos de pacientes Chemical and metallographic characterization of stainless steel in implants removed from patients

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    Silva,Elison da Fonseca e; Luiz Fernando Cappa de Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Este trabalho estudou a composição química e metalográfica (microestrutura, tamanho de grão, teor de inclusões) de aços inoxidáveis austeníticos, desenvolvidos para aplicações como biomateriais, utilizados na fabricação de implantes ortopédicos. MÉTODO: Foram analisados doze implantes removidos de pacientes afetados por quadro inflamatório. As análises químicas foram desenvolvidas pelas técnicas Espectrometria de Emissão Ótica e Microanálise por Dispersão de Energia (EDS) e o tamanh...

  18. Adhesion of Salmonella Enteritidis to stainless steel surfaces Adesão de Salmonella enteritidis a superfícies de aço inoxidável

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    Kelly Oliveira

    2007-06-01

    trabalho consistiu na comparação da capacidade de adesão de 4 cepas diferentes de Salmonella Enteritidis ao aço inoxidável 304 (SS 304. Analisou-se também o efeito da hidrofobicidade e da composição elementar no processo de adesão. A hidrofobicidade foi determinada através da medição de ângulos de contacto usando o método da gota séssil. Todas as cepas apresentaram valores positivos do grau de hidrofobicidade (deltaGlwl podendo, assim, ser consideradas hidrofílicas enquanto o aço inoxidável revelou um carácter hidrofóbico. A composição elementar da superfície das células bacterianas foi medida através de espectroscopia de fotoelectrões X (XPS. Os resultados do XPS corroboraram a similaridade de valores do grau de hidrofobicidade obtidos por ângulos de contacto. As diferentes cepas de Salmonella apresentaram uma composição elementar e propriedades físico-químicas semelhantes. No entanto, a Salmonella MUSC apresentou uma capacidade de adesão ao aço inoxidável mais elevada (p<0.05. Pode então concluir-se que as propriedades físico-químicas das cepas não explicam a capacidade de adesão ao aço inoxidável, devendo ser considerados outros factores tais como a produção de exopolissacáridos.

  19. Um novo fio de aço inoxidável para aplicações ortodônticas A new stainless steel wire for orthodontic purposes

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    André Itman Filho

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: desenvolver uma metodologia para fabricação de fios ortodônticos de aço inoxidável austeno-ferrítico SEW 410 Nr. 14517 por meio dos processos convencionais de laminação e trefilação. MÉTODOS: o aço austeno-ferrítico foi elaborado em um forno elétrico de indução. A qualidade dos fios foi avaliada por ensaios de tração e medidas de microdureza. A ductilidade e a manuseabilidade foram analisadas por meio da confecção de componentes ortodônticos. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os valores encontrados mostraram que os fios de aço inoxidável austeno-ferrítico atenderam às normas BS 3507:1976 e ISO 5832-1, e apresentaram ótima ductilidade para confecção de componentes ortodônticos com dobras complexas.OBJECTIVE: To develop a method to manufacture austenitic-ferritic stainless steel orthodontic wires (SEW 410 Nr. 14517 using conventional rolling and wiredrawing processes. METHODS: Austenitic-ferritic steel was produced in an induction furnace. Traction trials and microhardness measurements were used to evaluate wire quality. Orthodontic parts were fabricated to assess ductility and malleability. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Austenitic-ferritic stainless steel wires meet the BS 3507:1976 and ISO 5832-1 norms and have excellent ductility for the fabrication of orthodontic parts with complex folds.

  20. The Pied Piper: A Parasitic Beetle's Melodies Modulate Ant Behaviours.

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    Andrea Di Giulio

    Full Text Available Ants use various communication channels to regulate their social organisation. The main channel that drives almost all the ants' activities and behaviours is the chemical one, but it is long acknowledged that the acoustic channel also plays an important role. However, very little is known regarding exploitation of the acoustical channel by myrmecophile parasites to infiltrate the ant society. Among social parasites, the ant nest beetles (Paussus are obligate myrmecophiles able to move throughout the colony at will and prey on the ants, surprisingly never eliciting aggression from the colonies. It has been recently postulated that stridulatory organs in Paussus might be evolved as an acoustic mechanism to interact with ants. Here, we survey the role of acoustic signals employed in the Paussus beetle-Pheidole ant system. Ants parasitised by Paussus beetles produce caste-specific stridulations. We found that Paussus can "speak" three different "languages", each similar to sounds produced by different ant castes (workers, soldiers, queen. Playback experiments were used to test how host ants respond to the sounds emitted by Paussus. Our data suggest that, by mimicking the stridulations of the queen, Paussus is able to dupe the workers of its host and to be treated as royalty. This is the first report of acoustic mimicry in a beetle parasite of ants.

  1. Comportamiento de las aleaciones termorresistentes AISI HH y HK-40 ante los procesos de carburización y nitruración

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    Eleno Alfonso-Brindis

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Se evalúa el comportamiento de los aceros austeníticos fundidos AISI HH y HK- 40 (de producción nacional ante los procesos de carburización y nitruración en los rangos de temperaturas desde 750 hasta 1 000 °C. Se estudia la cinética y la termodinámica de las posibles reacciones y los productos de las mismas se caracterizan mediante técnicas de Microscopía Óptica, Microscopía Electrónica de Barrido y Microanálisis (MEB-EDAX. En el análisis microscópico se observó la formación de carburos de cromo después de la carburización, mientras que la nitruración dio lugar a la formación de nitruros de cromo. Se concluye que la aleación AISI HK-40 posee una elevada resistencia intrínseca a la carburización y a la nitruración, que hace factible su empleo en componentes de hornos de soleras múltiples para la reducción de minerales lateríticos

  2. Insect navigation: do ants live in the now?

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    Graham, Paul; Mangan, Michael

    2015-03-01

    Visual navigation is a critical behaviour for many animals, and it has been particularly well studied in ants. Decades of ant navigation research have uncovered many ways in which efficient navigation can be implemented in small brains. For example, ants show us how visual information can drive navigation via procedural rather than map-like instructions. Two recent behavioural observations highlight interesting adaptive ways in which ants implement visual guidance. Firstly, it has been shown that the systematic nest searches of ants can be biased by recent experience of familiar scenes. Secondly, ants have been observed to show temporary periods of confusion when asked to repeat a route segment, even if that route segment is very familiar. Taken together, these results indicate that the navigational decisions of ants take into account their recent experiences as well as the currently perceived environment.

  3. Fast and flexible: argentine ants recruit from nearby trails.

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    Flanagan, Tatiana P; Pinter-Wollman, Noa M; Moses, Melanie E; Gordon, Deborah M

    2013-01-01

    Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) live in groups of nests connected by trails to each other and to stable food sources. In a field study, we investigated whether some ants recruit directly from established, persistent trails to food sources, thus accelerating food collection. Our results indicate that Argentine ants recruit nestmates to food directly from persistent trails, and that the exponential increase in the arrival rate of ants at baits is faster than would be possible if recruited ants traveled from distant nests. Once ants find a new food source, they walk back and forth between the bait and sometimes share food by trophallaxis with nestmates on the trail. Recruiting ants from nearby persistent trails creates a dynamic circuit, like those found in other distributed systems, which facilitates a quick response to changes in available resources.

  4. Fast and flexible: argentine ants recruit from nearby trails.

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    Full Text Available Argentine ants (Linepithema humile live in groups of nests connected by trails to each other and to stable food sources. In a field study, we investigated whether some ants recruit directly from established, persistent trails to food sources, thus accelerating food collection. Our results indicate that Argentine ants recruit nestmates to food directly from persistent trails, and that the exponential increase in the arrival rate of ants at baits is faster than would be possible if recruited ants traveled from distant nests. Once ants find a new food source, they walk back and forth between the bait and sometimes share food by trophallaxis with nestmates on the trail. Recruiting ants from nearby persistent trails creates a dynamic circuit, like those found in other distributed systems, which facilitates a quick response to changes in available resources.

  5. Deformability analysis of the AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel under deep drawing multiaxial condition. Evaluation of the initial strain influence; Analisis de la deformabilidad del acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ en condiciones multiaxiales de embuticion. Evaluacion de la influencia de la acritud inicial

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

    2010-07-01

    The deep drawing formability of a material is established as a function of standard indexes, as strength coefficient and anisotropy coefficient. But these indexes are determined in different conditions to those that take place in the forming process. The simulative assays do not separate the actions due to the different variables that work in the process, as for example, the rolling direction. In the present work a test that uses a wedge shape die is considered in order to obtain the strength and anisotropy coefficients as a function of rolling direction. This way, the assays are carried out under a tensile-biaxial compression stress state similar to that one taking place in the flange zone in deep drawing. The experimented material is a deep drawing quality stainless steel AISI 304. The influence of initial strengthened states, rolling and uniaxial tensile on the steel behaviour are also studied. The results permits the authors establish the validity of the assay from the point of view of the strains produced in the sheet. The initial strain has a higher effect on the material than that one obtained from the tensile-biaxial of the state than the tensile-biaxial compression causes. The anisotropy coefficient changes with the strain for the sheet rolling direction. (Author).

  6. Friction and bending forces evaluation of AISI 304 DDQ steel sheet forming by bending tests under deep-drawing multiaxial stresses; Evaluacion de la fuerza de doblado y de friccion en el conformado de chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ mediante ensayos de doblado en condiciones multiaxiales de embuticion

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

    2012-11-01

    Die radius is a critical area from the viewpoint of friction in forming processes. Moreover the sheet, that has been previously deformed in flange area, suffers bending and unbending stresses. Then, die-sheet contact in die radius must be especially considered in order to guarantee the suitable lubrication conditions. In the present work, a test method is carried out for evaluating an AISI 304 DDQ steel under similar conditions to those existing in the die radius area and that, usually, are not really reproduced in traditional bending under tensions tests. Deformation under pure shear condition, the bending and the radius angle have been established as variables of the tests. Results allow to obtain the apparent pressure sheet-bending tool, that increases with bending angle and decreases with tool radius. This last variable is the most significant while the bending angle has lesser influence. Although experimental results present some concordances with values obtained by analytical methods, some corrections must be considered in them in order to improve the theoretical values. (Author) 18 refs.

  7. Evaluation of structural behaviour and corrosion resistant of austenitic AISI 304 and duplex AISI 2304 stainless steel reinforcements embedded in ordinary Portland cement mortars; Evaluacion del comportamiento estructural y de resistencia a la corrosion de armaduras de acero inoxidable austenitico AISI 304 y duplex AISI 2304 embebidas en morteros de cemento Portland

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    Medina, E.; Cobo, A.; Bastidas, D. M.

    2012-07-01

    The mechanical and structural behaviour of two stainless steels reinforcements, with grades austenitic EN 1.4301 (AISI 304) and duplex EN 1.4362 (AISI 2304) have been studied, and compared with the conventional carbon steel B500SD rebar. The study was conducted at three levels: at rebar level, at section level and at structural element level. The different mechanical properties of stainless steel directly influence the behaviour at section level and structural element level. The study of the corrosion behaviour of the two stainless steels has been performed by electrochemical measurements, monitoring the corrosion potential and the lineal polarization resistance (LPR), of reinforcements embedded in ordinary Portland cement (OPC) mortar specimens contaminated with different amount of chloride over one year time exposure. Both stainless steels specimens embedded in OPC mortar remain in the passive state for all the chloride concentration range studied after one year exposure. (Author) 26 refs.

  8. Creep-rupture-test on the stainless steel X6crni1811 (Din 1.494.8) in the frame of the Extrapolation-Program. (Part III); Ensayos de fluencia lenta en el acero inoxidable X6 Cr Ni 1811 (1.4948) en el marco del Programa Extrapolacion

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    Solano, R.; Schirra, M.; Rivas, M. de la; Barroso, S.; Seith, B.

    1982-07-01

    The austenitic stainless steel X6crni1811 (Din 1.4948) used as a structure material for the German Fast Breeder Reactor SNR 300 was creep tested in a temperature range of 550-650 degree centigree material condition as well as welded material condition. The main point of this program (Extrapolation-Program) lies in the knowledge of the creep-rupture-strength and creep-behaviour up to 3 x 10{sup 4} hours higher temperatures in order to extrapolated up to {>=}10{sup 5} hours for operating temperatures. In order to study the stress dependency of the minimum creep rate additional tests were carried out of 550 degree centigree - 750 degree centigree. The present report describes the state in the running program with test-times of 23.000 hours and results from tests up to 55.000 hours belonging to other parallel programs are taken into account. Besides the creep-rupture behaviour it is also made a study of ductility between 550 and 750 degree centigree. Extensive metallographic examinations have been made to study the fracture behaviour and changes in structure. (Author)

  9. Characterization of stainless steels submitted to P III in CD process and RF by corrosion, Sem and micro hardness mechanical tests; Caracterizacion de aceros inoxidables sometidos al proceso PIII en CD y RF por corrosion, MEB y pruebas mecanicas de micro dureza

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    Arellano C, J

    2004-07-01

    The modification of the surface of the austenitic stainless steel AISI 304 was carried out by immersed in plasma ion implantation (Plll), this process was carried out in a chamber of toroidal structure, in a nitrogen plasma created with one source of direct current (CD) and with a source of a radiofrequency current (RF) assisted with CD, that is to say (CD+RF); the main parameters of the plasma (density and temperature) with which the PIII process was carried out were monitored and determined by means of double electric probes. By means of scanning electronic microscopy, it was determined that the quantity of nitrogen implanted in the samples was of the order of 5% in weight and the implantation depth varies between 5-19 {mu}m. The results obtained by means of mechanical tests of Vickers micro hardness showed that the hardness of the steel was incremented of 200 HV up to 1400 HV, this according to different work conditions. The electrochemical behavior of the AISI 304 stainless steel was evaluated in a corrosive media one as it is the H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} making use of electrochemical techniques, the generated results showed variations in the velocities of corrosion, as well as in the potentials of corrosion of the samples subjected to the PIII process with regard to a sample without being subjected to this process. (Author)

  10. Solubility of Oxygen in Liquid Sodium and the Interpretation of Predictions for the Corrosion Rate of Stainless Steels in Liquid Sodium; Solubilidad del oxigeno en sodio liquido e interpretacion de predicciones de la velocidad de corrosion de los aceros inoxidables en sodio liquido

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    Claxton, K. T.

    1979-07-01

    A statistical analysis of all oxygen in sodium solubility data has been made. The results indicate a real difference. between levels of oxygen reported by UK und US workers. Analysis using sub-sets of culled data to derive a compromise solubility function are considered less than adequate. It is considered preferable and more realistic to distinguish data sub-sets by the analytical technique employed. The vacuum distillation method yields results differing amongst them selves by up to a factor of five at cold trap temperatures of relevance to fast reactor operation. The vanadium wire and electrochemical cell techniques give the lowest solubility values. (Author) 51 refs.

  11. Spring back evaluation by bending under tension tests in conditions of multiaxial stresses corresponding to deep drawing processes. Application to AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel sheet; Evaluacion del springback mediante ensayos de doblado bajo tension en condiciones de multiaxialidad tipicas de los procesos de embuticion profunda. Aplicacion a chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ

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    Miguel, V.; Coello, J.; Martinez, A.; Calatayud, A.

    2013-09-01

    In this paper, a methodology has been developed for evaluating the spring back of AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel sheet based on a bending under tension test. The main difference of the methodology herein carried out is that tests are made under the multiaxial stresses state that take place in deep drawing processes. This affects to the level of stress value in the test and to the hardening state of the sheet. Springback evaluation has been done in two different areas. Bending area has been evaluated from elastic recovery ratio defined as the ratio between the bending radius after and before bending. Bending and unbending extreme has been studied from the measured curvature radius in this area and taking into account the geometric equivalence of the test with the drawing cups process. Results found allow to state that drawing ratio or deformation ratio have a negligible influence on the springback into the range of values experimented here. Bending radius has hardly influence as well while bending angle is the most significant variable. The results obtained are compared to those measured in deep-drawn cups, finding a great agreement. (Author)

  12. Zirconium oxide deposits (ZrO{sub 2}) and titanium oxide (TiO{sub 2}) on 304l stainless steel; Depositos de oxido de circonio (ZrO{sub 2}) y oxido de titanio (TiO{sub 2}) sobre acero inoxidable 304L

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    Davila N, M. L.

    2015-07-01

    This research project aims to carry out the surface and electrochemical characterization to obtain the optimum conditions of the hydrothermal deposits of zirconium oxide ZrO{sub 2} (baddeleyite) and titanium oxide TiO{sub 2} (anatase and rutile phases) on 304l stainless steel, simulating an inhibiting protective layer. 304l steel specimens were cut, pre-oxidized in water at a temperature of 288 degrees Celsius and 8 MPa, similar to those of a typical BWR conditions. From the titanium oxide anatase crystalline phase, the rutile phase was obtained by a heat treatment at 1000 degrees Celsius. The Sigma-Aldrich pre-oxidized powders and steel 304l were characterized using techniques of X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray dispersive energy, chemical mapping and Raman spectrometry. The pre-oxidized steel has two oxide layers, an inner layer with nano metric crystals and another outer of larger crystals to 1μm, with the formation of hematite and magnetite, this predominating. The surface that contacted the sample holder has larger crystals. Hydrothermal deposits were carry out from suspensions of 10, 100 and 1000 ppm, of the crystal phases of anatase, rutile and baddeleyite, on the pre-oxidized steel at a temperature of 150 degrees Celsius for 2 and 7 days, samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray dispersive energy, Raman spectrometry and Tafel polarization. The suspension to 1000 ppm for 7 days coated surface most; the baddeleyite deposit is noticed more homogeneous than anatase and rutile. The deposit is favored when hematite and magnetite crystals are larger. The chemical mapping on deposits show that even after being immersed in water to 288 degrees Celsius during 30 days, the deposits are still present although a loss is observed. A reference electrode was assembled to conduct electrochemical tests of Tafel able to withstand a temperature of 288 degrees Celsius and pressure of 8 MPa. The baddeleyite deposit presented the electrochemical corrosion potential versus standard electrode of hydrogen (ECP{sub EEH}) more negative, between -35 and -79 mV{sub EEH}), is indicating that it has the greatest capacity to mitigate the stress corrosion, this at a temperature of 288 degrees Celsius. However at a lower temperature, between 250 and 150 degrees Celsius the rutile coating is having a negative ECP{sub EEH} between -100 and -150 mV{sub EEH}. The cathodic slopes of Tafel curves show that deposits are fulfilling their inhibitor functions. In some cases the anodic part of Tafel curve has a section where the potential remains constant while varying the current, suggesting the formation of oxides. (Author)

  13. Characterization by EBSD technique of AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel sheet deformed under typical deep drawing multiaxial stress system; Caracterizacion mediante la tecnica EBSD de la defromacion de chapa de acero inoxidable AISI 304 DDQ bajo tensiones multiaxiales tipicas de la embuticion

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

    2009-07-01

    The main aim of this work to evaluate AISI 304 DDQ stainless steel behaviour under deep drawing deformation condition, that is pure shear deformation in which materials suffers a typical deformation under tension-biaxial compression stresses system. The microstructural evolution has been investigated by optical microscopy and by EBSD technique. The success of the EBSD analysis has been established for the deformation conditions experimented here. It has been determined the rolling direction and the equivalent strain influence on the crystallographic orientation maps, misorientation diagrams and poles figures. The results let the authors say the low angle misorientation corresponding to 0,45 and 90 degree centigrade rolling directions have an inverse correlation with the material anisotropy. Initial pre-straining has been considered also and the analysis of this aspects lead to establish that the increment of the intragranular misorientation with the strain depends on the initial state a of the steel; this increment is observed to be minor for samples with initial prestraining. High angle misorientation analysis (>15 degree centigrade) indicates that the grain boundaries character distributions depends on the deformation. (Author) 20 refs.

  14. A mathematical approach based on finite differences method for analyzing the temperature field in arc welding of stainless steel thin sheets; Desarrollo de un modelo matematico de diferencias finitas para el analisis del campo de temperaturas en la soldadura por arco de chapas finas de acero inoxidable

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

    2010-07-01

    This work develops a finite difference method to evaluate the temperature field in the heat affected zone in butt welding applied to AISI 304 stainless steel thin sheet by GTAW process. A computer program has been developed and implemented by Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in MS-Excel spreadsheet. The results that are obtained using the numerical application foresee the thermal behaviour of arc welding processes. An experimental methodology has been developed to validate the mathematical model that allows to measure the temperature in several points close to the weld bead. The methodology is applied to a stainless steel sheet with a thickness lower than 3 mm, although may be used for other steels and welding processes as MIG/MAG and SMAW. The data which has been obtained from the experimental procedure have been used to validate the results that have been calculated by the finite differences numerical method. The mathematical model adjustment has been carried out taking into account the experimental results. The differences found between the experimental and theoretical approaches are due to the convection and radiation heat losses, which have not been considered in the simulation model.With this simple model, the designer will be able to calculate the thermal cycles that take place in the process as well as to predict the temperature field in the proximity of the weld bead. (Author). 18 refs.

  15. Superficial and electrochemical study of stainless steel 304l with an inhibitory protective coating (TiO{sub 2} and ZrO{sub 2}); Estudio superficial y electroquimico de acero inoxidable 304L con una capa protectora inhibidora (TiO{sub 2} y ZrO{sub 2})

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    Davila N, M. L.; Contreras R, A.; Arganis J, C. R., E-mail: aida.contreras@inin.gob.mx [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

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    The degradation mechanisms in the boiling water reactors (BWR) have been an alert focus for owners, especially the cracking by stress corrosion cracking (SCC), therefore different techniques have been studied to inhibit this problem inside which is the water injection of hydrogen feeding (HWC, Hydrogen Water Chemistry), together with the noble metals injection (NMCA, Nobel Metal Chemical Addition) and the ceramic materials injection that form an inhibitory protective coating (Ipc). In this work the Ipc was simulated, for which were carried out hydro-thermals deposits starting from suspensions of 1000 ppm of zirconium oxide in its crystalline phase baddeleyite and titanium oxides in its anatase and rutile phases, on test tubes of stainless steel 304l previously rusty under simulated conditions of pressure and temperature of a BWR (288 C and 8 MPa). The superficial characterization was realized by scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive of X-ray and X-ray diffraction. The capacity to mitigate the corrosion was studied with the electrochemical technique of Tafel polarization (288 C and 8 MPa). The steel presents the formation of two oxide coatings formed by magnetite and hematite. The baddeleyite presents a deposit more thick and homogeneous it also presents the most negative electrochemical potential of corrosion, what indicates that it has the bigger capacity to mitigate the SCC. (Author)

  16. Stainless steel pickling using ecologies friendly mixtures composed of H{sub 2}O{sub 2} - H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} - F{sup -} ions; Decapado de un acero inoxidable austenitico mediante mezclas ecologicas basadas en H{sub 2}O{sub 2} - H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} - iones F{sup -}

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    Narvaez, L.; Miranda, J. M.; Ronquillo, A.

    2013-06-01

    This study reports the pickling of 316L stainless steel using mixtures of hydrogen peroxide (H{sub 2}O{sub 2}), sulphuric acid (H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}) and fluoride ions as hydrofluoric acid (HF), sodium fluoride (NaF) and potassium fluoride (KF). The decomposition of H{sub 2}O{sub 2} in the mixtures was assessed at different temperatures 25 degree centigrade to 60 degree centigrade, with ferric ion contents from 0 to 40 g/l. According to the results obtained, were established the optimal condition pickling at 20 g/l of ferric ions, 25 degree centigrade and p-toluen sulphonic acid as stabilizer of H{sub 2}O{sub 2}. The HF pickling mixture was the only capable to remove totally the oxide layer from the 316L stainless steel after 300 s. The fluoride salts pickling mixtures only remove partially the oxide layer (20 to 40 % aprox.) after 300 s. When the pickling time was increased until 1200 s, the removal percentages were around to 80 %. (Author)

  17. Electrochemical noise transient analysis for 316 and Duplex 2205 stainless steels in NaCl and FeCl; Analisis de los transitorios de ruido electroquimico para aceros inoxidables 316 Y - DUPLEX 2205 en NaCl Y FeCl

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    Almeraya-Calderaon, F.; Estupinan, F.; Zambrano, P.; Martinez-Villafane, A.; Borunda, A.; Colas, R.; Gaona-Tiburcio, C.

    2012-11-01

    This work shows the results obtained from electrochemical noise measurements for different materials exhibiting pitting corrosion. The transients presented in the potential and current time, correlates with the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) surface analysis. Electrochemical measurements were made at different exposure times to obtain the correlation. The materials used were stainless steel austenitic 316 and duplex 2205, immersed in ferric chloride (FeCl3) and sodium chloride (NaCl) electrolytes. SEM analysis shows that the transients observed in the time series, really correspond to the activity of pit nucleation developed over the surface of the electrodes. (Author) 31 refs.

  18. Behavior to the fracture of an AISI 304 stainless steel sensitized in BWR reactor conditions (288 degrees Centigrade and 80 Kg/cm{sup 2}); Comportamiento a la fractura de un acero inoxidable AISI 304 sensibilizado en condiciones de reactor BWR (288 grados Centigrados y 80 Kg/cm{sup 2})

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    Hernandez C, R.; Diaz S, A.; Garcia R, R.; Aguilar T, A.; Gachuz M, M.; Arganis J, C.; Merino C, J. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    It is a knew fact that ductility of a lot of structural alloys can be deteriorated by the environment effect which are exposed, and that their consequent embrittlement can put in doubt the safety of their functioning; such is the case of austenitic stainless steels used in internal components of the BWR type reactors which not only is subjected to the effect combined of the aggressive environment which surround it (pressure, temperature, corrosion potential, conductivity medium, local state of efforts, etc.), but also to the action of present neutron radiation, manifesting microstructural changes which are reflected in the augmentation of its susceptibility to the intergranular cracking, phenomena generally known as IASCC ''Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking''. Once appeared the cracking in the material, the useful life of a component is limited by the rapidity to growth of these cracking, making necessary evaluations which can to predict its behavior, therefore the present work shows the preliminary results for determining the behavior to the fracture of an AISI 304 stainless steel sensitized, in a dynamic recirculation circuit which allows to simulate the operation conditions of a BWR reactor (288 Centigrade and 80 kg/cm{sup 2}). (Author)

  19. Influencia de la microestructura de partida en la ecuación constitutiva para la fluencia de un acero

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    Castellanos, J.

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available The as-started material is a fine grained microalloyed steel, 15-20 μm. A coarse grain material, 90-100 μm, is obtained by means of a heat treatment. Torsion tests are conducted in samples with these two grain sizes at various temperatures and strain rates and enough amount of data is obtained to carry out a reliable statistical analysis. The coarser grain material has a higher peak stress than the finer grain material. The constitutive equations are determined for each case and the meaning of the obtained values are discussed. Finally, these equations are applied to the modelling of the forming process of the fine grained and coarse grained materials.

    Se parte de un acero microaleado de grano fino, 20 μm. Mediante un tratamiento térmico, a este acero se le altera la microestructura, de forma que se consigue un tamaño de grano mucho mayor, 100 μm. Se realizan ensayos de torsión en probetas con estos dos tamaños de grano a diferentes temperaturas y velocidades de deformación, obteniéndose suficientes datos como para realizar un análisis estadístico fiable. El material de mayor tamaño de grano presenta una tensión de pico mayor que el de tamaño de grano más fino. Este efecto no es debido a una dependencia directa del mecanismo de deformación, ya que la ecuación de Garofalo no depende del tamaño de grano, sino que es debida a la recristalización dinámica que se retarda en los materiales de grano grueso. Además, se dan los resultados de los parámetros de la deformación para cada material. Por último, se aplican las ecuaciones obtenidas a la modelización del conformado de los materiales de grano fino y grueso.

  20. Tratamiento térmico superficial del acero U8 mediante láser de Nd:YAG

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    Ceballos-Ruano, J. S.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available The feasibility of laser surface hardening of U8 steel using a Nd:YAG continuous wave laser has been shown in this work. With the present trade literature reviewed and the experimental procedure we developed an outline of the process parameters determination methodology. It is found that in spite of the limitations and over-simplification of the experiment, an average explanation of the observed phenomena can be made to illustrate the parameters operation limits. The operation limits of the three principal parameters when hardening U8 steel are described, and it is shown that the depth of hardening is closed correlated with the incident power on the specimen (P, the diameter of the laser beam (d and the scan velocity by P√dν . The experiment was arranged statistically and the surface hardness of U8 steel can be increased to values above 500 HV in a deep of 0.15 mm.

    Utilizando un láser continuo de Nd: YAG se procedió al endurecimiento superficial del acero U8. Se expone la metodología empleada en el trabajo para la determinación de los parámetros del proceso sobre la base de la documentación existente y a las pruebas realizadas. Se logra explicar el fenómeno observado para ilustrar los limites de operación de los parámetros del proceso a pesar de las limitaciones y simplificaciones realizadas. Se muestra que en el proceso de endurecimiento térmico superficial del acero U8 la profundidad endurecida está estrechamente vinculada con la potencia incidente (P en la zona de interacción, el diámetro del haz (d y la velocidad de barrido del haz del láser (ν sobre la probeta por la relación P√dν. El experimento fue diseñado estadísticamente y permitió obtener durezas superiores a los 500 HV en espesores de 0,15 mm.

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

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    Corvo, F.

    2008-04-01

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

  2. Kin-informative recognition cues in ants

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    Nehring, Volker; Evison, Sophie E F; Santorelli, Lorenzo A

    2011-01-01

    Although social groups are characterized by cooperation, they are also often the scene of conflict. In non-clonal systems, the reproductive interests of group members will differ and individuals may benefit by exploiting the cooperative efforts of other group members. However, such selfish...... behaviour is thought to be rare in one of the classic examples of cooperation--social insect colonies--because the colony-level costs of individual selfishness select against cues that would allow workers to recognize their closest relatives. In accord with this, previous studies of wasps and ants have...... found little or no kin information in recognition cues. Here, we test the hypothesis that social insects do not have kin-informative recognition cues by investigating the recognition cues and relatedness of workers from four colonies of the ant Acromyrmex octospinosus. Contrary to the theoretical...

  3. Ant Colony Optimization and Hypergraph Covering Problems

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    Pat, Ankit

    2011-01-01

    Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is a very popular metaheuristic for solving computationally hard combinatorial optimization problems. Runtime analysis of ACO with respect to various pseudo-boolean functions and different graph based combinatorial optimization problems has been taken up in recent years. In this paper, we investigate the runtime behavior of an MMAS*(Max-Min Ant System) ACO algorithm on some well known hypergraph covering problems that are NP-Hard. In particular, we have addressed the Minimum Edge Cover problem, the Minimum Vertex Cover problem and the Maximum Weak- Independent Set problem. The influence of pheromone values and heuristic information on the running time is analysed. The results indicate that the heuristic information has greater impact towards improving the expected optimization time as compared to pheromone values. For certain instances of hypergraphs, we show that the MMAS* algorithm gives a constant order expected optimization time when the dominance of heuristic information is ...

  4. Recognition of social identity in ants

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    Bos, Nick; d'Ettorre, Patrizia

    2012-01-01

    Recognizing the identity of others, from the individual to the group level, is a hallmark of society. Ants, and other social insects, have evolved advanced societies characterized by efficient social recognition systems. Colony identity is mediated by colony specific signature mixtures, a blend o...... is formed, where in the nervous system it is localized, and the possible role of learning. We combine seemingly contradictory evidence in to a novel, parsimonious theory for the information processing of nestmate recognition cues.......Recognizing the identity of others, from the individual to the group level, is a hallmark of society. Ants, and other social insects, have evolved advanced societies characterized by efficient social recognition systems. Colony identity is mediated by colony specific signature mixtures, a blend...

  5. Discrimination Behavior in the Supercolonial Pharaoh Ant

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    Pontieri, Luigi

    ones and that low genetically diverse colonies discriminated high diverse non-nestmates better than vice versa. In the second chapter I investigated whether the high genetic differentiation characterizing natural colonies of pharaoh ants is sufficient to prevent unrelated colonies to fuse and how...... compiled datasets of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) and aggression between colonies of three species of ants (Formica exsecta, Camponotus aethiops and Monomorium pharaonis) and a simulated dataset. Then, using the available information about the exact cues used for nestmate recognition in F. exsecta, we...... evaluated the power of different combinations of data transformation and chemical distance calculation in differentiating between true nestmate recognition (NMR) cues and other compounds. We found that particular combinations of statistical procedures are more effective in differentiating NMR cues from...

  6. Relative effects of disturbance on red imported fire ants and native ant species in a longleaf pine ecosystem.

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    Stuble, Katharine L; Kirkman, L Katherine; Carroll, C Ronald; Sanders, Nathan J

    2011-06-01

    The degree to which changes in community composition mediate the probability of colonization and spread of non-native species is not well understood, especially in animal communities. High species richness may hinder the establishment of non-native species. Distinguishing between this scenario and cases in which non-native species become established in intact (lacking extensive anthropogenic soil disturbance) communities and subsequently diminish the abundance and richness of native species is challenging on the basis of observation alone. The red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), an invasive species that occurs throughout much of the southeastern United States, is such an example. Rather than competitively displacing native species, fire ants may become established only in disturbed areas in which native species richness and abundance are already reduced. We used insecticide to reduce the abundance of native ants and fire ants in four experimental plots. We then observed the reassembly and reestablishment of the ants in these plots for 1 year after treatment. The abundance of fire ants in treated plots did not differ from abundance in control plots 1 year after treatment. Likewise, the abundance of native ants increased to levels comparable to those in control plots after 1 year. Our findings suggest that factors other than large reductions in ant abundance and species density (number of species per unit area) may affect the establishment of fire ants and that the response of native ants and fire ants to disturbance can be comparable.

  7. Ant colony optimization and constraint programming

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    Solnon, Christine

    2013-01-01

    Ant colony optimization is a metaheuristic which has been successfully applied to a wide range of combinatorial optimization problems. The author describes this metaheuristic and studies its efficiency for solving some hard combinatorial problems, with a specific focus on constraint programming. The text is organized into three parts. The first part introduces constraint programming, which provides high level features to declaratively model problems by means of constraints. It describes the main existing approaches for solving constraint satisfaction problems, including complete tree search

  8. Polyethism in a colony of artificial ants

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    Marriott, Chris

    2011-01-01

    We explore self-organizing strategies for role assignment in a foraging task carried out by a colony of artificial agents. Our strategies are inspired by various mechanisms of division of labor (polyethism) observed in eusocial insects like ants, termites, or bees. Specifically we instantiate models of caste polyethism and age or temporal polyethism to evaluated the benefits to foraging in a dynamic environment. Our experiment is directly related to the exploration/exploitation trade of in machine learning.

  9. Ant foraging on extrafloral nectaries of Qualea grandiflora (Vochysiaceae) in cerrado vegetation: ants as potential antiherbivore agents.

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    Oliveira, P S; da Silva, A F; Martins, A B

    1987-12-01

    Qualea grandiflora is a typical tree of Brazilian cerrados (savanna-like vegetation) that bears paired extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) along its stems. Results show that possession of EFNs increases ant density on Q. grandiflora shrubs over that of neighbouring non-nectariferous plants. Frequency of ant occupancy and mean number of ants per plant were much higher on Qualea than on plants lacking EFNs. These differences resulted in many more live termitebaits being attacked by foraging ants on Qualea than on neighbours without EFNs. Termites were attacked in equal numbers and with equal speeds on different-aged leaves of Qualea. The greatest potential for herbivore deterrence was presented by Camponotus ants (C. crassus, C. rufipes and C. aff. blandus), which together attacked significantly more termites than nine other ant species grouped. EFNs are regarded as important promoters of ant activity on cerado plants.

  10. A plant needs ants like a dog needs fleas: Myrmelachista schumanni ants gall many tree species to create housing.

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    Edwards, David P; Frederickson, Megan E; Shepard, Glenn H; Yu, Douglas W

    2009-11-01

    Hundreds of tropical plant species house ant colonies in specialized chambers called domatia. When, in 1873, Richard Spruce likened plant-ants to fleas and asserted that domatia are ant-created galls, he incited a debate that lasted almost a century. Although we now know that domatia are not galls and that most ant-plant interactions are mutualisms and not parasitisms, we revisit Spruce's suggestion that ants can gall in light of our observations of the plant-ant Myrmelachista schumanni, which creates clearings in the Amazonian rain forest called "supay-chakras," or "devil's gardens." We observed swollen scars on the trunks of nonmyrmecophytic canopy trees surrounding supay-chakras, and within these swellings, we found networks of cavities inhabited by M. schumanni. Here, we summarize the evidence supporting the hypothesis that M. schumanni ants make these galls, and we hypothesize that the adaptive benefit of galling is to increase the amount of nesting space available to M. schumanni colonies.

  11. El periodista, ante la espiral de silencio

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    Dr. Fermín Galindo Arranz

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available La percepción de la profesión periodística y de su influencia cambia mucho a lo largo del tiempo, de las coyunturas históricas y de los diferentes países y sociedades en los que desempeñan su labor. En un contexto mundial, la gravedad de las situaciones de riesgo periodístico se encuadran en situaciones políticas, económicas o sociales también conflictivas; es entonces cuando se suele reproducir con facilidad en la opinión pública el fenómeno de la espiral del silencio, ante el que inevitablemente se sitúa el periodista. Por definición, el trabajo del periodista consiste en ser portavoz de las novedades que se producen, en dar informaciones y emitir opiniones en la esfera pública, se tiene que situar, por tanto, de forma individual y notoriamente pública ante los fenómenos de espiral de silencio que puedan producirse en la opinión pública. Antonio Tabucchi nos presenta en su novela "Sostiene Pereira" un ejemplo magnífico del dilema del periodista ante este tipo de situaciones.

  12. How load-carrying ants avoid falling over: mechanical stability during foraging in Atta vollenweideri grass-cutting ants.

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    Karin Moll

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Foraging workers of grass-cutting ants (Atta vollenweideri regularly carry grass fragments larger than their own body. Fragment length has been shown to influence the ants' running speed and thereby the colony's food intake rate. We investigated whether and how grass-cutting ants maintain stability when carrying fragments of two different lengths but identical mass. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Ants carried all fragments in an upright, backwards-tilted position, but held long fragments more vertically than short ones. All carrying ants used an alternating tripod gait, where mechanical stability was increased by overlapping stance phases of consecutive steps. The overlap was greatest for ants carrying long fragments, resulting in more legs contacting the ground simultaneously. For all ants, the projection of the total centre of mass (ant and fragment was often outside the supporting tripod, i.e. the three feet that would be in stance for a non-overlapping tripod gait. Stability was only achieved through additional legs in ground contact. Tripod stability (quantified as the minimum distance of the centre of mass to the edge of the supporting tripod was significantly smaller for ants with long fragments. Here, tripod stability was lowest at the beginning of each step, when the center of mass was near the posterior margin of the supporting tripod. By contrast, tripod stability was lowest at the end of each step for ants carrying short fragments. Consistently, ants with long fragments mainly fell backwards, whereas ants carrying short fragments mainly fell forwards or to the side. Assuming that transporting ants adjust neither the fragment angle nor the gait, they would be less stable and more likely to fall over. CONCLUSIONS: In grass-cutting ants, the need to maintain static stability when carrying long grass fragments has led to multiple kinematic adjustments at the expense of a reduced material transport rate.

  13. The use of weaver ants (Oecophylla spp.) in tropical agriculture

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    Offenberg, Hans Joachim

    2011-01-01

    Canopy dwelling weaver ants are widely distributed throughout the Old World Tropics where they build up high densities on their host trees. If managed properly the high number of ants will control a range of pest insects and benefit crop production. Simultaneously the ant larvae production, fuell...... be sustainable combined with their use in biocontrol, (ii) estimates of ant harvest yields from a mango plantation and (iii) how active feeding of ants may generate economic returns between 1.52 and 4.56 in a Thai market....... into a valuable and needed source of protein. Protein from conventional livestock production leave a high pressure on the environment as the food and farm area needed to produce each protein unit is high. For insect production these requirements are much lower and FAO has recently proposed research in insect...... farming as a way forward to solve an increasing future demand for protein. Weaver ant farming may build on natural food collected by the ants or alternatively be boosted by feeding the ant colonies actively with protein and sugar. In both cases, when ant biocontrol is combined with ant farming...

  14. Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies.

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    Adams, Rachelle M M; Liberti, Joanito; Illum, Anders A; Jones, Tappey H; Nash, David R; Boomsma, Jacobus J

    2013-09-24

    The ants are extraordinary in having evolved many lineages that exploit closely related ant societies as social parasites, but social parasitism by distantly related ants is rare. Here we document the interaction dynamics among a Sericomyrmex fungus-growing ant host, a permanently associated parasitic guest ant of the genus Megalomyrmex, and a raiding agro-predator of the genus Gnamptogenys. We show experimentally that the guest ants protect their host colonies against agro-predator raids using alkaloid venom that is much more potent than the biting defenses of the host ants. Relatively few guest ants are sufficient to kill raiders that invariably exterminate host nests without a cohabiting guest ant colony. We also show that the odor of guest ants discourages raider scouts from recruiting nestmates to host colonies. Our results imply that Sericomyrmex fungus-growers obtain a net benefit from their costly guest ants behaving as a functional soldier caste to meet lethal threats from agro-predator raiders. The fundamentally different life histories of the agro-predators and guest ants appear to facilitate their coexistence in a negative frequency-dependent manner. Because a guest ant colony is committed for life to a single host colony, the guests would harm their own interests by not defending the host that they continue to exploit. This conditional mutualism is analogous to chronic sickle cell anemia enhancing the resistance to malaria and to episodes in human history when mercenary city defenders offered either net benefits or imposed net costs, depending on the level of threat from invading armies.

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

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    Carlos Vinardell-García

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Se investigó el efecto que produce la detonación de una sustancia explosiva en el comportamiento físico del acero al alto manganeso (Hadfield; para ello se emplearon técnicas de difracción de Rayos X y ensayo metalográfico con microscopía óptica, que permitieron describir el mecanismo de deformación del material. Se revelaron las fases presentes en la estructura, las particularidades de su comportamiento y evidencias de deformación plástica, el tamaño promedio del grano y su influencia en el crecimiento del semiancho físico del pico de los difractogramas, lo cual está relacionado con los defectos de empaquetadura de acuerdo con los mecanismos de deslizamiento y maclado, que quedan evidenciados tanto en las micrografías como por el análisis cuantitativo de la difracción por Rayos X.

  16. Estudio y restauración del sable en acero de Damasco de Mehemet Alí

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    Moyano, A.

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available The present manuscript is about study and restoration of a sabre, which belonged to Mehemet Ali. The work has been adopted a scientific and a historical approach. Scientific one has revealed the secrets of Damascus steel, so admired by the power of their swords as well as by the beauty of their beautiful markings, and damascene works. Techniques such as Optical Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM, ICP Mass and Ultrasonic have been used in order to achieve this scientific research. Historical approach has carried out a work about the contribution of Mehemet Ali, especially to Egypt in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    El presente artículo trata sobre el estudio y restauración del sable perteneciente a Mehemet Alí. Este trabajo se ha realizado bajo dos enfoques diferentes: científico e histórico. El primero, en donde se han desvelado los secretos internos de este maravilloso y genuino acero de Damasco, tan admirado por el poder de sus espadas como por la belleza de las aguas y damasquinados presentes en las mismas. Para ello nos hemos ayudado de técnicas como la Microscopía Óptica, Microscopía Electrónica de Barrido (MEB, ICP Masas y Ultrasonidos. Bajo el segundo enfoque, se ha realizado un seguimiento histórico de Mehemet Alí, y su contribución al Egipto de los siglos XVIII y XIX.

  17. VISIÓN ESTRATÉGICA DE LA INDUSTRIA MINERA DE HIERRO Y EL ACERO DE VENEZUELA

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    Juan Enrique Villalva A.

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio fue primero, determinar el resultado de la visión estratégica aplicada a industria minera de hierro y el acero de Venezuela y segundo, la construcción de la visión estratégica de estas industrias de acuerdo a las actuales realidades. Para ello, primero se revisó la evolución de la visión estratégica de ambas industrias y sus resultados. Segundo, se revisó la situación actual, identificando las principales características del entorno externo e interno, sus capacidades, limitaciones y situación económico – financiera, que afectan sus opciones y oportunidades estratégicas. El estudio concluye que ambas industrias han presentado resultados precarios desde 2006, en cuanto a producción, productividad, tasa de uso de la capacidad instalada y margen de utilidad, producto de un cambio radical en la visión estratégica. Finalmente se obtienen los lineamientos de la visión estratégica, como imagen a futuro de ambas industrias, como un aporte para mejorar estas importantes industrias.

  18. Síntesis y caracterización de recubrimientos de tin, tic y ticn sobre acero aisi 4340

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    Héctor E. Jaramillo Suárez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se crecieron películas de TiN, TiC y TiCN sobre aceros AISI 4340, con el objeto de comparar los resultados estructurales, morfológicos y mecánicos al crecerlos sobre un mismo substrato. Se utilizó un láser pulsado Nd: YAG con energía de 500mJ, longitud de onda de 1064 nm y tasa de repetición de 10 Hz. Mediante microscopia de Fuerza Atómica AFM, se observó que los recubrimientos presentan alta homogeneidad y tamaño de grano fino. Por Microscopía Electrónica de Barrido se determinó presencia de microgotas en los recubrimientos. Se aplicó prueba de tensión para determinar la adhesión de las películas; aplicando cargas máximas de 60 Kgf, los recubrimientos no mostraron señales de desprendimiento del substrato. A todos los recubrimientos se les sometió a prueba de dureza Rockwell C, con el fin de determinar la resistencia a la fractura, indicando que estos recubrimientos son aptos para diferentes aplicaciones en la industria.

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

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    Julián Carrillo

    2014-04-01

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

  20. Modificación superficial de un acero maraging de bajo contenido en níquel mediante técnicas de fusión superficial con láser

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    Roman Caldelas, Manuel

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    En este trabajo se analiza la posibilidad de emplear un haz láser de Nd:YAG de alta potencia para modificar la superficie de un acero maraging de bajo contenido en níquel (14%), grado 200, por refusión superficial. La utilización de aceros de herramientas está ampliamente extendida en procesos de fabricación industriales como el corte, el mecanizado y el moldeo por inyección. Las muy buenas propiedades que presentan estas aleaciones están normalmente asociadas a un elevado precio, derivado...

  1. MODIFICACIÓN DEL SISTEMA CONCRETO-ACERO DE REFUERZO MEDIANTE LA ADICIÓN DE FIBRAS DE BAGAZO DE CAÑA PARA FACILITAR SU PROTECCIÓN ANTICORROSIVA.

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    GARCIA DELGADO, AMERICA

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    Los sistemas concreto-acero de refuerzo son considerados estructuras durables y resistentes; sin embargo, con el paso del tiempo se ven afectados por problemas de corrosión, la cual, se desarrolla cuando los cloruros se encuentran más allá de un cierto nivel umbral, en el que se inicia la despasivación o la ruptura la capa pasiva que protege al acero de refuerzo. Para contrarrestar los daños ocasionados por la corrosión, se han propuestos varios métodos para disminuir y/o preve...

  2. Producción de aceros al carbono en hornos de arco eléctrico en condiciones de mineral de manganeso.

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    E. E. Navas Medina

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo constituye una segunda etapa de investigación relacionada con la producción de acero en hornos de arco eléctrico con revestimiento básico en condiciones de utilización de mineral de manganeso como sustituto del ferro-manganeso. En la investigación se caracteriza el acero producido utilizando el mineral de manganeso en dos variantes tecnológicas diferentes y se determinan parámetros importantes, tales como la estructura del acero obtenido, la influencia de la composición química y la temperatura en la reducción del Mn. Adicionalmente, se determina la composición química de la escoria, su basicidad e influencia en el aprovechamiento del Mn del mineral, así como, lo que significa la sustitución del FeMn en la problemática medioambiental. This present work constitutes the second stage of investigation in relation with the steel production by means of electric arc furnaces in the condition of use of manganese ores as a substitute of the ferromanganese. In the investigation, the steel manufactured is analyzed the manganese ore in two different technological variants and some important parameters are determined such as: the chemical composition's structure of the steel, the influence of temperature in the reduction of Mn. Moreover, an analysis of the chemical composition of the slag and the influence in the environmental is realized.

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

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    Valencia, E.

    1998-12-01

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

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

  4. Estudio termodinámico de las reacciones de intercambio en la fabricación de aceros por el proceso de electroescoria

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    Ruiz-Valdepeñas, F.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Microalloyed steels can be manufactured by electroslag remelting provided that a good understanding of the complex thermodynamics in this process is achieved. Slag components, elements dissolved in liquid steel, ferroalloys and deoxidizers play a significant role. Theoretical calculations based on the concept of thermodynamic activity are proposed which describe the oxidation and exchange reactions of the elements with affinity for oxygen. Experimental results are interpreted and it is then possible to propose an overview of the outstanding phenomena which take place. It is therefore possible to adjust the process to the manufacturing of steels with different composition from electrode.

    Para aplicar el proceso de electroescoria a la fabricación de aceros es necesario comprender los complejos procesos termodinámicos que tienen lugar, en los que intervienen los óxidos componentes de la escoria, los aleantes disueltos en el acero líquido y los elementos de las ferroaleaciones y desoxidantes que se adicionan. Calculando las actividades termodinámicas de los elementos en el metal fundido y de los óxidos en la escoria, se plantean los equilibrios teóricos de oxidación de los elementos con mayor afinidad por el oxígeno, así como sus equilibrios de intercambio mutuo. Comparando los equilibrios teóricos con los resultados experimentales se puede interpretar cómo evoluciona el sistema durante la refusión y ajustar la composición de la escoria y demás parámetros para fabricar un acero de composición distinta a la del electrodo.

  5. Do herbivores eavesdrop on ant chemical communication to avoid predation?

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    David J Gonthier

    Full Text Available Strong effects of predator chemical cues on prey are common in aquatic and marine ecosystems, but are thought to be rare in terrestrial systems and specifically for arthropods. For ants, herbivores are hypothesized to eavesdrop on ant chemical communication and thereby avoid predation or confrontation. Here I tested the effect of ant chemical cues on herbivore choice and herbivory. Using Margaridisa sp. flea beetles and leaves from the host tree (Conostegia xalapensis, I performed paired-leaf choice feeding experiments. Coating leaves with crushed ant liquids (Azteca instabilis, exposing leaves to ant patrolling prior to choice tests (A. instabilis and Camponotus textor and comparing leaves from trees with and without A. instabilis nests resulted in more herbivores and herbivory on control (no ant-treatment relative to ant-treatment leaves. In contrast to A. instabilis and C. textor, leaves previously patrolled by Solenopsis geminata had no difference in beetle number and damage compared to control leaves. Altering the time A. instabilis patrolled treatment leaves prior to choice tests (0-, 5-, 30-, 90-, 180-min. revealed treatment effects were only statistically significant after 90- and 180-min. of prior leaf exposure. This study suggests, for two ecologically important and taxonomically diverse genera (Azteca and Camponotus, ant chemical cues have important effects on herbivores and that these effects may be widespread across the ant family. It suggests that the effect of chemical cues on herbivores may only appear after substantial previous ant activity has occurred on plant tissues. Furthermore, it supports the hypothesis that herbivores use ant chemical communication to avoid predation or confrontation with ants.

  6. Parallelizing Ant Colony Optimization via Area of Expertise Learning

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    lutions for all but the most trivial instances. Ant colony optimization (ACO) is a simple metaheuristic that can effectively solve problems in these...expertise” technique is applied to two problem domains: gridworld and the traveling salesman problem. 1.1 Motivation ACO is a metaheuristic that generates...independent ant agents, an obvious extension of the ant colony framework is to implement the algorithm in a parallel environment. One of the main

  7. Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Renal Failure After Fire Ant Bites

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    Koya, Supriya; Crenshaw, Daryl; Agarwal, Anupam

    2007-01-01

    We describe a 59-year-old patient who developed acute renal failure because of rhabdomyolysis after extensive red fire ant bites. This case illustrates a serious systemic reaction that may occur from fire ant bites. Consistent with the clinical presentation in rhabdomyolysis associated with non-traumatic causes, hyperkalemia, hypophosphatemia, hypocalcemia, and high anion gap acidosis were not observed in this patient. While local allergic reactions to fire ant bites are described in the lite...

  8. Consuming fire ants reduces northern bobwhite survival and weight gain

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    Myers, P.E.; Allen, Craig R.; Birge, Hannah E.

    2014-01-01

    Northern bobwhite quail, Colinus virginianus (L.) (Galliformes: Odontophoridae), population declines are well documented, but pinpointing the reasons for these decreases has proven elusive. Bobwhite population declines are attributed primarily to loss of habitat and land use changes. This, however, does not entirely explain population declines in areas intensively managed for bobwhites. Although previous research demonstrates the negative impact of red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on northern bobwhites, the mechanisms underlying this effect are largely unknown. To meet the protein demands of early growth and development, bobwhite chicks predominantly consume small insects, of which ants are a substantial proportion. Fire ants alter ant community dynamics by often reducing native ant diversity and abundance while concurrently increasing the abundance of individuals. Fire ants have negative effects on chicks, but they are also a large potential protein source, making it difficult to disentangle their net effect on bobwhite chicks. To help investigate these effects, we conducted a laboratory experiment to understand (1) whether or not bobwhites consume fire ants, and (2) how the benefits of this consumption compare to the deleterious impacts of bobwhite chick exposure to fire ants. Sixty bobwhite chicks were separated into two groups of 30; one group was provided with starter feed only and the second group was provided with feed and fire ants. Bobwhite chicks were observed feeding on fire ants. Chicks that fed on fire ants had reduced survival and weight gain. Our results show that, while fire ants increase potential food sources for northern bobwhite, their net effect on bobwhite chicks is deleterious. This information will help inform land managers and commercial bobwhite rearing operations.

  9. Does Trichomes on the Plant Epidermic Surface Disturb Ants Locomotion?

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    Danon C. Cardoso; Maykon P Cristiano; Lenise C. M. Vilela; Tiago D. A. Martins

    2009-01-01

    Problem Statement: Many morphological characteristics, both physical and chemical, are used in the defense against herbivores on plants. Trichomes are structures used by plants as physics defense and when associated with glands combine physics and chemistry defense. Many species of ants are herbivores and use leaves and seeds, others ants use Extra Floral Nectars as a food resource, and the majority of the species are predators of other ants and other insects, &#...

  10. Evolutionarily advanced ant farmers rear polyploid fungal crops

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    Pepijn W Kooij; Aanen, D. K.; Schiøtt, M.; Boomsma, Jacobus J.

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    Abstract Innovative evolutionary developments are often related to gene or genome duplications. The crop fungi of attine fungus‐growing ants are suspected to have enhanced genetic variation reminiscent of polyploidy, but this has never been quantified with cytological data and genetic markers. We estimated the number of nuclei per fungal cell for 42 symbionts reared by 14 species of Panamanian fungus‐growing ants. This showed that domesticated symbionts of higher attine ants are polykaryotic ...

  11. A Theoretic Basis for IS? The Contribution of ANT

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    Jim Underwood

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Representation is a key issue of IS design and operation that is often ignored. Actor-network theory (ANT, a semiotic theory of stakeholders, provides a way of dealing with representation. Combining aspects of ANT and Foucault's discourse theory allows us to include concepts as actors and promises a flexible and durable foundation for IS practice, but ANT itself indicates that the search for a purely theoretical foundation for IS is misguided.

  12. Cercomacra and related antbirds (Aves, Formicariidae as army ant followers

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    Edwin O. Willis

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    Full Text Available Cercomacra and Schistocichla antbirds (Formicariidae favor dense foliage and seldom follow army ants for flushed prey, since the ants move through open forest understory as well as through dense zones. Two other lineages, the Drymophila-Hypocnemis lineage (of dense woodland understory and the Formicivora lineage (of dense bushes in dry or semiopen zones, also cannot follow ants regularly through open forest understory.

  13. [Ants: a chemical library of anticancer molecules].

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    Vétillard, Angélique; Bouzid, Wafa

    2016-01-01

    Animal venoms are complex mixtures containing simple organic molecules, proteins, peptides, and other bioactive elements with extraordinary biological properties associated with their ability to act on a number of molecular receptors in the process of incapacitating their target organisms. In such a context, arthropod venoms are invaluable sources of bioactive substances, with therapeutic interest but the limited availability of some venom such as those from ants, has restricted the potential that these biomolecules could represent. We investigated for the first time transcriptomic expression from the ant species Tetramorium bicarinatum. Four hundred randomly selected clones from cDNA libraries were sequenced and a total of 374 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) were generated. Based on the results of BLAST searches, these sequences were clustered and assembled into 269 contigs. About 72% (269) of these matched BLASTx hits with an interesting diversity and unusual abundance of cellular transcripts (48%) related to gene and protein expression reflecting the specialization of this tissue. In addition, transcripts encoding transposases were relatively highly expressed (14%). It may be that transposable elements are present and that their presence accounts for some of the variation in venom toxins. About twenty per cent of the ESTs were categorized as putative toxins, the major part represented by allergens (48% of the total venom toxins) such as pilosulin 5, sol i 3 and Myp p I and II. Several contigs encoding enzymes, including zinc-metalloproteases (17%) that are likely involved in the processing and activation of venom proteins/peptides, were also identified from the library. In addition, a number of sequences (8%) had no significant similarity to any known sequence which indicates a potential source of for the discovery of new toxins. In order to provide a global insight on the transcripts expressed in the venom gland of the Brazilian ant species Tetramorium

  14. Estudio del comportamiento termo-mecánico de un acero microaleado de medio carbono durante un proceso de conformado en caliente usando una red neuronal artificial

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    Alcelay, Ignacio

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The thermo-mechanical behavior of medium carbon microalloyed steel has been analyzed by an Artificial Neural Network (ANN. The flow curves for training the ANN have been obtained from the hot compression tests, carried out over a temperature range varying from 900 to 1150 °C and at different true strain rates ranging from 10-4 to 10 s-1. It has been found that the ANN model developed in this study is capable to predict accurately and efficiently the flow behavior of the studied steel and there is a good agreement between the experimental results and the ANN results. To analyze the formability of the studied steel, processing maps have been constructed on the basis of the Dynamic Materials Model (DMM, using the ANN values of the flow stress. The study of maps reveals the different domains of the flow behavior of the studied steel and shows the great similarity between the experimental results and the theoretical results, so the use of the ANN can constitute an interesting alternative for design and study of hot forming processes.El comportamiento termo-mecánico de un acero microaleado de medio carbono ha sido analizado mediante una Red Neuronal Artificial (RNA. Las curvas de fluencia para el entrenamiento de la RNA han sido obtenidas mediante ensayos de compresión en caliente que se efectuaron a temperaturas que oscilaron entre 1150 °C y 900 °C a incrementos de 50 °C, y en un intervalo de velocidades de deformación que varió entre 10-4 y 10 s-1. Se ha podido comprobar que el modelo de RNA, desarrollado en el presente trabajo, es capaz de predecir con exactitud y eficiencia el comportamiento de fluencia en caliente del acero estudiado y existe un buen acuerdo entre los resultados experimentales y los resultados de la RNA. Para analizar la conformabilidad del acero microaleado se han construido mapas de procesado basados en el modelo dinámico de materiales (DMM usando los valores de la tensión de fluencia obtenidos mediante la RNA. El

  15. Influencia de la ductilidad de las armaduras de acero en el comportamiento y la seguridad de losas de hormigón armado

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    Ortega, H.

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available This work is based on the results and basic conclusions of author's doctoral thesis, directed by Professor José Calavera. On the one hand, a new form to measure the ductility of those steels used like reinforcement of concrete, is proposed, in order to be compared and classified in accordance with this one. On the other hand it has been studied the results of the tests on 12 continuous slabs of two equal spans, reinforced with four different steel types chosen so that, in the more requested section the steel will reach, in first place, its collapse (situation in the 2 domain, A pivot. The reinforcement to allow the mentioned extent, is provided with same nominal resistance steels and same diameter, but with - different ductility. The results of this experimental study, reveals the importance of the steel ductility concerning the behaviour and real security of the structure in front of the collapse, and furnish a group of conclusions and proposals concerning this interesting subject.

    Este trabajo se basa en los resultados y conclusiones básicas de la tesis doctoral del autor, dirigida por el Profesor D. José Calavera. Se propone, por un lado, una forma de medir mediante un único parámetro la ductilidad de los aceros utilizados como armaduras para hormigón armado, de forma que se puedan comparar y clasificar con arreglo al mismo. Por otro, se estudian los resultados de los ensayos sobre 12 losas continuas de dos vanos, de sección maciza, armadas con cuatro cuantías diferentes elegidas de forma que, en la sección más solicitada, sea el acero el que alcance, en primer lugar, su agotamiento (situación en el dominio 2, pivote A . El armado para conseguir las citadas cuantías se realiza con aceros de la misma resistencia nominal y del mismo diámetro, pero con distinta ductilidad. Los resultados de este estudio experimental, ponen de manifiesto la importancia de la ductilidad del acero en relación con el comportamiento, as

  16. Variación del módulo de Young en el acero C45E (norma EN 10083 tratado térmicamente

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    Fonseca, I.

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available The parameters hardness, yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, toughness and Young's modulus of carbon steel C45E, EN 10083 (AISI 1045 annealed, quenched and tempered at various temperatures have been determined. Young's modulus has also been measured from ultrasonic techniques and also from the tension test; elastic deformation has been determined by the electric gaugue method. A metallographic study by scanning electron microscopy has also been carried out to confirm the results of the thermal treatment. Hardness, yield strength and ultimate tensile strength increases as it is with the thermal treatment. In addition Young=s modulus increases from 199-200 GPa (quenched state to 211-212 GPa (tempered 500 °C, 1 h.. The annealed steel presents a Young's modulus of 206-207 GPa. A good agreement between Young's modulus values obtained by ultrasonic measurements and by tension test has been observed. This behaviour has been correlated with the distribution of dislocations in the material under the various states.

    Se han determinado distintas propiedades mecánicas del acero C45E según norma EN10083 (AISI 1045 reconocido, templado y revenido a distintas temperaturas. Las propiedades mecánicas analizadas han sido: dureza, límite elástico convecional, resistencia a la tracción, resiliencia y módulo de Young. Esta última propiedad se determinó por ultrasonidos y a partir de curvas tensión-deformación midiendo ésta mediante extensometría eléctrica.En todos los casos se ha comprobado la bondad del tratamiento aplicado madiante observaciones metalográficas por microscopía eléctronica de barrido. Los valores de dureza, límite elástico convecional y resistencia a la tracción presentan las variaciones esperadas después de los distintos tratamientos térmicos aplicados. Sorprendentemente, el módulo de Young se incrementa desde valores de 199-200 GPa para el acero templado hasta 211-212 GPa para el acero templado y revenido a

  17. Simulación de la precipitación de inclusiones en diferentes etapas del procesamiento del acero líquido

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    Carreño, V.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Steelmaking processes are continuously improved in order to attend the increasing requirements of the cleanness of the liquid metal. At the refining stages, as deoxidation and desulphuration, the formation of inclusions of oxides and sulphides is promoted, which on the other hand, are the most frequent inclusions. In this work a mathematical simulator of the precipitation and chemical composition of non-metallic inclusions at different steps of the steelmaking process is presented. To this purpose, it is assumed that inclusions formed by reoxidation can be simulated by increasing arbitrarily the oxygen levels consumed by the residual elements (aluminium, calcium, etc. and starting the chemical reaction with less powerful deoxidants (silicium and manganese. Accordingly, different operative conditions can be simulated. Numerical predictions are compared with experimental results of industrial trials, as well as results included in the bibliography.

    Los procesos de fabricación de acero se mejoran constantemente en respuesta a las demandas del consumidor que exige un mayor control de limpieza del metal líquido en las diversas etapas de su elaboración. En las etapas de refinación, como son desoxidación y desulfuración, se promueve la formación de inclusiones de óxidos y sulfuros, que por otra parte son las más frecuentes en el acero líquido. En este trabajo se presenta un simulador matemático que predice la precipitación y composición de las inclusiones no metálicas que se encuentran en el acero líquido en diferentes etapas de su procesamiento, asumiendo que las inclusiones formadas por reoxidación también se pueden simular al incrementar arbitrariamente los niveles de oxígeno que deberán consumir los elementos residuales altamente oxidables (Al, Ca, y empezar la reacción con los desoxidantes menores (Si y Mn. De esta manera se simulan diferentes condiciones de operación. Las predicciones numéricas se comparan con los

  18. Procedimientos y análisis END y ED de soldaduras a tope SMAW, MAG y TIG, de acero al carbono F-114 para construcción

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    CLIMENT BALBASTRE, JUAN JOSÉ

    2011-01-01

    Trabajo científico técnico.El objeto del proyecto es la comparación entre tres chapas. Cada una de las chapas tiene un procedimiento de soldadura diferente: Chapa 1. Método SMAW. Chapa 2. Método MAG. Chapa 3. Método TIG. Una vez estas han sido soldadas, se procederá mediante ensayos no destructivos y ensayos destructivos a descubrir las características de estas. Al final de la realización de todos estos ensayos, se concluirá con la elección de la soldadura más apropiada para este acero. La...

  19. Análisis de perfiles curvados de acero conformado en frío mediante el método de los elementos finitos

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    2006-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este proyecto es determinar las propiedades eficaces de la sección de perfiles de acero curvados y estudiar la influencia sobre éstas de diversos parámetros geométricos y de material. Este estudio se hará utilizando el método de calculo de los elementos finitos con el programa informático Ansys®. El estudio se divide en tres partes principales: • Creación del modelo y definición de la mejor malla de elementos finitos. • Estudio de la influencia de la confo...

  20. Estudio del comportamiento a flexión de perfiles tubulares de acero utilizados en protecciones colectivas y medios auxiliares de edificación

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    2011-01-01

    Habitualmente se utilizan perfiles tubulares de acero en los elementos que componen las protecciones colectivas (PC) y los medios auxiliares de edificación (MAE). La evaluación analítica de PC y MAE exige conocer el comportamiento de los elementos que forman estas estructuras. Tanto el Eurocódigo 3 (EC3) como el Código Técnico de la Edificación (CTE) establecen una clasificación de secciones basada en su esbeltez. La clase de sección indica el tipo de análisis a utilizar y las posib...

  1. INFORME DEL ANÁLISIS DE COSTES REALIZADO SOBRE LOS ENSAYOS REALIZADOS EN LABORATORIOS DE CONTROL DE EDIFICACIÓN SOBRE HORMIGÓN Y ACERO.

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    ARAGÓN IZQUIERDO, PATRICIA

    2013-01-01

    El presente Trabajo Final de Carrera analiza en profundidad el proceso de elaboración de los ensayos de Hormigón y Acero realizados en los Laboratorios de Control de Edificación. Al analizar el proceso de elaboración se han determinado los costes a los que se enfrentan estos Laboratorios en cada una de las etapas del proceso que determina la normativa, siendo el estudio de dichos costes el objeto principal del proyecto. Así pues una de las tareas principales para poder realizar este anális...

  2. Efecto del Tratamiento Térmico Post-Soldadura sobre la Microestructura y las Propiedades Mecánicas de un Acero 9Cr Depositado por FCAW

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    Burgos, Ariel; Svoboda, Hernán Gabriel; Surian, Estela

    2013-01-01

    Los aceros 9Cr tienen suma importancia en la industria de generación termoeléctrica debido a sus marcadas resistencias al creep y a la corrosión. La soldabilidad de estas aleaciones es un punto crítico dado que encuentran diversas aplicaciones en equipos de construcción soldada. Las propiedades mecánicas requeridas se logran luego de un tratamiento térmico post soldadura (PWHT). Este trabajo estudió el efecto del PWHT sobrela microestructura y las propiedades mec...

  3. Influencia del PWHT de solubilizado sobre las propiedades mecánicas a elevadas temperaturas de depósitos de soldadura de aceros 9Cr

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    Burgos, Ariel; Hoyos Quintero, J.; Surian, Estela; Svoboda, Hernán Gabriel

    2015-01-01

    Los aceros 9Cr tienen suma importancia en la generación de energía termoeléctrica debido a su marcada resistencia al creep. La soldabilidad de estasaleaciones es un punto crítico, dado que encuentran diversas aplicaciones en equipos e instalaciones de construcción soldada. Las propiedades mecánicas requeridas para el uso de estos componentes soldados se logran luego de un tratamiento térmico post soldadura (PWHT), por lo que la optimización de los mismos reviste vital importancia para lograr ...

  4. Diseño de un modelo de gestión basado en el cuadro de mando integral para una industria procesadora de acero

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    Freire Flores, Tannia Alejandra

    2015-01-01

    1. Introducción. --2.Planteamiento de la propuesta de trabajo. --3.Marco Teórico. --4.Metodología. --5.Resultados. --6. Conclusiones y recomendaciones La presente tesis tiene como finalidad mejorar los procesos internos de la empresa a través del diseño de un modelo de gestión basado en el cuadro de mando integral para una industria procesadora de acero, el mismo que inició con una investigación teórica que sirvió de sustento para su desarrollo, posteriormente se realizó un análisis del se...

  5. Análisis numérico-experimental de elementos de hormigón reforzado con fibras de acero

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    NÚÑEZ LÓPEZ, ANDRÉS MAURICIO

    2011-01-01

    El hormigón reforzado con fibras de acero (HRFA) es un material que recientemente ha venido desempeñando un papel de importancia en la industria de la construcción; es el resultado de adicionar fibras cortas distribuidas aleatoriamente al hormigón convencional. Presenta ventajas estructurales que se manifiestan principalmente en estado fisurado, aportando mayor resistencia residual y una rotura más dúctil. Diferentes autores y normativas europeas han estudiado el comportamiento del HRFA, dete...

  6. The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants.

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    Sylvia Cremer

    Full Text Available It is unclear why some species become successful invaders whilst others fail, and whether invasive success depends on pre-adaptations already present in the native range or on characters evolving de-novo after introduction. Ants are among the worst invasive pests, with Lasius neglectus and its rapid spread through Europe and Asia as the most recent example of a pest ant that may become a global problem. Here, we present the first integrated study on behavior, morphology, population genetics, chemical recognition and parasite load of L. neglectus and its non-invasive sister species L. turcicus. We find that L. neglectus expresses the same supercolonial syndrome as other invasive ants, a social system that is characterized by mating without dispersal and large networks of cooperating nests rather than smaller mutually hostile colonies. We conclude that the invasive success of L. neglectus relies on a combination of parasite-release following introduction and pre-adaptations in mating system, body-size, queen number and recognition efficiency that evolved long before introduction. Our results challenge the notion that supercolonial organization is an inevitable consequence of low genetic variation for chemical recognition cues in small invasive founder populations. We infer that low variation and limited volatility in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles already existed in the native range in combination with low dispersal and a highly viscous population structure. Human transport to relatively disturbed urban areas thus became the decisive factor to induce parasite release, a well established general promoter of invasiveness in non-social animals and plants, but understudied in invasive social insects.

  7. Insecticide transfer efficiency and lethal load in Argentine ants

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    Hooper-Bui, L.M. [Department of Environmental Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States); Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Kwok, E.S.C. [Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Buchholz, B.A., E-mail: buchholz2@llnl.gov [Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94551 (United States); Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 (United States); Rust, M.K. [Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Eastmond, D.A. [Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Vogel, J.S. [Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94551 (United States)

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    Trophallaxis between individual worker ants and the toxicant load in dead and live Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) in colonies exposed to fipronil and hydramethylnon experimental baits were examined using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). About 50% of the content of the crop containing trace levels of {sup 14}C-sucrose, {sup 14}C-hydramethylnon, and {sup 14}C-fipronil was shared between single donor and recipient ants. Dead workers and queens contained significantly more hydramethylnon (122.7 and 22.4 amol/μg ant, respectively) than did live workers and queens (96.3 and 10.4 amol/μg ant, respectively). Dead workers had significantly more fipronil (420.3 amol/μg ant) than did live workers (208.5 amol/μg ant), but dead and live queens had equal fipronil levels (59.5 and 54.3 amol/μg ant, respectively). The distribution of fipronil differed within the bodies of dead and live queens; the highest amounts of fipronil were recovered in the thorax of dead queens whereas live queens had the highest levels in the head. Resurgence of polygynous ant colonies treated with hydramethylnon baits may be explained by queen survival resulting from sublethal doses due to a slowing of trophallaxis throughout the colony. Bait strategies and dose levels for controlling insect pests need to be based on the specific toxicant properties and trophic strategies for targeting the entire colony.

  8. Variation of ant community structure on Ficus benguetensis

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    Shang-Yang Lin

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Although ants are commonly found on Ficus trees, information remains lacking on the pattern and diversity of the ant community visiting these trees. We hypothesize that dynamic changes in the availability and types of food can affect the composition as well as abundance of ant communities occurring on fig trees. To investigate the impact of resource availability, diversity, and variability on the ant community structure, we surveyed and recorded the fig phenology and ant abundance on 17 trees (11 male and six female trees of Ficus benguetensis in New Taipei City in northern Taiwan from 2011 to 2013. A total of 13 ant species were found on these fig trees, with 6 species more abundant than the others. The composition and relative abundance of the ant species occurring on F. benguetensis trees showed significant variations associated with tree sex, fig abundance, fig developmental phase, as well as temperature. A degree of dietary niche partitioning was also observed. We suggest that sexual differentiation in fig phenology plays a major role in controlling the availability and variance in food resources for ants, thereby shaping the complex ant communities foraging on F. benguetensis.

  9. Improvement and Implementation of Best-worst Ant Colony Algorithm

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    Xianmin Wei

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we introduced the ant colony algorithm of best-worst ant system based on the pheromone update. By update improvements of local pheromone and global pheromone, as well as the optimal solution enhancement to a greater extent and the weakening of the worst solution, the algorithm further increased the difference of pheromone amount between the edge of the optimal path and the edge of the worst path and allowed the ant colony search behavior more focused near the optimal solution. Finally, through simulation experiments to prove that the algorithm can get the optimal solution and the convergence rate is faster than the average ant colony algorithm.

  10. Signals can trump rewards in attracting seed-dispersing ants.

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    Turner, Kyle M; Frederickson, Megan E

    2013-01-01

    Both rewards and signals are important in mutualisms. In myrmecochory, or seed dispersal by ants, the benefits to plants are relatively well studied, but less is known about why ants pick up and move seeds. We examined seed dispersal by the ant Aphaenogaster rudis of four co-occurring species of plants, and tested whether morphology, chemical signaling, or the nutritional quality of fatty seed appendages called elaiosomes influenced dispersal rates. In removal trials, ants quickly collected diaspores (seeds plus elaiosomes) of Asarum canadense, Trillium grandiflorum, and Sanguinaria canadensis, but largely neglected those of T. erectum. This discrepancy was not explained by differences in the bulk cost-benefit ratio, as assessed by the ratio of seed to elaiosome mass. We also provisioned colonies with diaspores from one of these four plant species or no diaspores as a control. Colonies performed best when fed S. canadensis diaspores, worst when fed T. grandiflorum, and intermediately when fed A. canadense, T. erectum, or no diaspores. Thus, the nutritional rewards in elaiosomes affected colony performance, but did not completely predict seed removal. Instead, high levels of oleic acid in T. grandiflorum elaiosomes may explain why ants disperse these diaspores even though they reduce ant colony performance. We show for the first time that different elaiosome-bearing plants provide rewards of different quality to ant colonies, but also that ants appear unable to accurately assess reward quality when encountering seeds. Instead, we suggest that signals can trump rewards as attractants of ants to seeds.

  11. Five new records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for Nebraska

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    Nemec, Kristine T.; Trager, James C.; Manley, Elizabeth; Allen, Craig R.

    2012-01-01

    Ants are ubiquitous and influential organisms in terrestrial ecosystems. About 1,000 ant species occur in North America, where they are found in nearly every habitat (Fisher and Cover 2007). Ants are critical to ecological processes and structure. Ants affect soils via tunneling activity (Baxter and Hole 1967), disperse plant seeds (Lengyel et al. 2009), prey upon a variety of insects and other invertebrates (Way and Khoo 1992, Folgarait 1998), are often effective primary consumers through their prodigious consumption of floral and especially extrafloral nectar, and honeydew (Tobin 1994), and serve as prey for invertebrates (Gotelli 1996, Gastreich 1999) and vertebrates (Reiss 2001).

  12. Looking and homing: how displaced ants decide where to go.

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    Zeil, Jochen; Narendra, Ajay; Stürzl, Wolfgang

    2014-01-01

    We caught solitary foragers of the Australian Jack Jumper ant, Myrmecia croslandi, and released them in three compass directions at distances of 10 and 15 m from the nest at locations they have never been before. We recorded the head orientation and the movements of ants within a radius of 20 cm from the release point and, in some cases, tracked their subsequent paths with a differential GPS. We find that upon surfacing from their transport vials onto a release platform, most ants move into the home direction after looking around briefly. The ants use a systematic scanning procedure, consisting of saccadic head and body rotations that sweep gaze across the scene with an average angular velocity of 90° s(-1) and intermittent changes in turning direction. By mapping the ants' gaze directions onto the local panorama, we find that neither the ants' gaze nor their decisions to change turning direction are clearly associated with salient or significant features in the scene. Instead, the ants look most frequently in the home direction and start walking fast when doing so. Displaced ants can thus identify home direction with little translation, but exclusively through rotational scanning. We discuss the navigational information content of the ants' habitat and how the insects' behaviour informs us about how they may acquire and retrieve that information.

  13. Signals can trump rewards in attracting seed-dispersing ants.

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    Kyle M Turner

    Full Text Available Both rewards and signals are important in mutualisms. In myrmecochory, or seed dispersal by ants, the benefits to plants are relatively well studied, but less is known about why ants pick up and move seeds. We examined seed dispersal by the ant Aphaenogaster rudis of four co-occurring species of plants, and tested whether morphology, chemical signaling, or the nutritional quality of fatty seed appendages called elaiosomes influenced dispersal rates. In removal trials, ants quickly collected diaspores (seeds plus elaiosomes of Asarum canadense, Trillium grandiflorum, and Sanguinaria canadensis, but largely neglected those of T. erectum. This discrepancy was not explained by differences in the bulk cost-benefit ratio, as assessed by the ratio of seed to elaiosome mass. We also provisioned colonies with diaspores from one of these four plant species or no diaspores as a control. Colonies performed best when fed S. canadensis diaspores, worst when fed T. grandiflorum, and intermediately when fed A. canadense, T. erectum, or no diaspores. Thus, the nutritional rewards in elaiosomes affected colony performance, but did not completely predict seed removal. Instead, high levels of oleic acid in T. grandiflorum elaiosomes may explain why ants disperse these diaspores even though they reduce ant colony performance. We show for the first time that different elaiosome-bearing plants provide rewards of different quality to ant colonies, but also that ants appear unable to accurately assess reward quality when encountering seeds. Instead, we suggest that signals can trump rewards as attractants of ants to seeds.

  14. What is the effect of soil use on ant communities?

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    Schmidt, Fernando A; Diehl, Elena

    2008-01-01

    Studies on ant communities in agroecosystems have contributed to the knowledge of the effect of agricultural activities on biological communities. The aim of this study is to explain the effect of soil use on ant communities. We tested the hypothesis that there was a decrease in ant species richness and a change in the species composition at habitats with more intense soil use. We collected ants using sardine baits, subterranean traps and direct sampling at four habitats with different soil use (secundary forest, Acacia forestry, initial stage of succession and mixed crops). The ant species richness did not decrease with intensity of soil use. In successional habitat the species numbers collected using sardine baits and subterranean traps were significantly different. Species composition of communities had a pronounced variation, with the epigaeic and hypogaeic ant faunas of the habitat with high intense soil use (mixed crops) had low similarity with ant communities of the three other habitats. The predator species were restricted to habitats with low intensity of soil use. Then, species composition could better reflect the functional changes on ant communities than species richness. Our data can help to choose the component of ant community that better reflect the response of biodiversity to agricultural impacts.

  15. Ant-Crypto, a Cryptographer for Data Encryption Standard

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    Salabat Khan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Techniques are attracting the cryptanalysts in the field of cryptography. This paper presents a novel swarm based attack called Ant-Crypto (Ant-Cryptographer for the cryptanalysis of Data Encryption Standard (DES. Ant-Crypto is based on Binary Ant Colony Optimization (BACO i.e. a binary search space based directed graph is modeled for efficiently searching the optimum result (an original encryption key, in our case. The reason that why evolutionary techniques are becoming attractive is because of the inapplicability of traditional techniques and brute force attacks against feistel ciphers due to their inherent structure based on high nonlinearity and low autocorrelation. Ant-Crypto uses a known-plaintext attack to recover the secret key of DES which is required to break/ decipher the secret messages. Ant-Crypto iteratively searches for the secret key while generating several candidate optimum keys that are guessed across different runs on the basis of routes completed by ants. These optimum keys are then used to find each individual bit of the 56 bit secret key used during encryption by DES. Ant-Crypto is compared with some other state of the art evolutionary based attacks i.e. Genetic Algorithm and Comprehensive Binary Particle Swarm Optimization. The experimental results show that Ant-Crypto is an effective evolutionary attack against DES and can deduce large number of valuable bits as compared to other evolutionary algorithms; both in terms of time and space complexity.

  16. Salud mental ante las crisis y desastres

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    2016-01-01

    La Salud Mental es un componente nuclear del bienestar personal y colectivo, es un concepto que aunque parcial de la salud general constituye el único camino probablemente para acercarse a la felicidad y la paz que todos los seres humanos (salvo excepciones) buscamos. Y las crisis y los desastres son eventos más allá de lo esperable que sobrepasa las defensas del ser humano y ante el que hay que enfrentarse con rapidez, eficacia, orden, multiprofesionalmente pero sobre todo con calma int...

  17. [Syagrus romanzoffiana (Arecaceae) seed utilization by ants in a secondary forest in South Brazil].

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    Silva, Fernanda R; Begnini, Romualdo M; Klier, Vinícius A; Scherer, Karla Z; Lopes, Benedito C; Castellani, Tânia T

    2009-01-01

    Ants can nest in a wide variety of substracts. This paper shows Syagrus romanzoffiana seed utilization by ants in an Atlantic secondary forest. We report 29 seeds occupied by small-bodied ants, with 27 of them showing at least two ant development stages. Although a large number of seeds were sampled, a low level of ant occupation was observed.

  18. Ants Laaneots : palgaarmeele üleminek pole praegu aktuaalne / Ants Laaneots ; interv. Peeter Kuimet

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    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 6. dets. lk. 2. Kaitseväe uus juhataja kindralmajor Ants Laaneots vastab küsimustele kaitseväe ja ajateenistuse probleemide kohta. Lisa: Eesti kaitseväe juhatajad 1993-2006. Vt. samas: Laaneotsalt oodatakse sisetülide lahendamist

  19. Ants Laaneots : Peame venelaste provokatsiooniks valmis olema / Ants Laaneots ; interv. Urmo Soonvald

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    2002-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Den za Dnjom 13. september lk. 9. Kindralmajor Ants Laaneots vastab küsimustele, kui reaalne on tulevikus Eesti pinnal sõja puhkemise oht, 11. septembri sündmuste kohta USA-s, Eesti NATO liikmeks kutsumise, provokatsioonide vastu valmisoleku, võõrriigi oletatava Eestisse sissetungi kohta

  20. The importance of ants in cave ecology, with new records and behavioral observations of ants in Arizona caves

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    Robert B. Pape

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The importance of ants as elements in cave ecology has been mostly unrecognized. A global list of ant species recorded from caves, compiled from a review of existing literature, is presented. This paper also reviews what is currently known about ants occurring in Arizona (USA caves. The diversity and distribution represented in these records suggests ants are relatively common cave visitors (trogloxenes. A general utilization of caves by ants within both temperate and tropical latitudes may be inferred from this combined evidence. Observations of ant behavior in Arizona caves demonstrate a low level and sporadic, but persistent, use of these habitats and their contained resources by individual ant colonies. Documentation of Neivamyrmex sp. preying on cave-inhabiting arthropods is reported here for the first time. Observations of hypogeic army ants in caves suggests they may not penetrate to great vertical depth in search of prey, but can be persistent occupants in relatively shallow, horizontal sections of caves where they may prey on endemic cave animals. First cave records for ten ant species are reported from Arizona caves. These include two species of Neivamyrmex (N. nigrescens Cresson and Neivamyrmex sp.; Formicidae: Dorylinae, four myrmicines (Pheidole portalensis Wilson, Pheidole cf. porcula Wheeler, Solenopsis aurea Wheeler and Stenamma sp. Westwood, one dolichoderine (Forelius keiferi Wheeler and three formicines (Lasius arizonicus Wheeler, L. sitiens Wilson, and Camponotus sp. Mayr.