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

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    Gordo, E.

    2005-12-01

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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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. Evaluacion de la friccion en arcos ortodoncicos de acero inoxidable con y sin recubrimiento vitreo aplicado por el metodo Sol-Gel

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    Valencia Alvarez, Jose A; Garcia Garcia, Claudia; Jaramillo Vallejo, Pedro M; Montoya Goez, Yesid; Pelaez Vargas, Alejandro

    2009-01-01

    Introduccion: el proposito de este estudio in vitro fue comparar la fuerza de friccion estatica y dinamica generada entre brackets y alambres de acero inoxidable con y sin recubrimiento vitreo aplicado por el metodo Sol-Gel. Metodos...

  7. El refractario en la fabricación de acero inoxidable

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    Ferrer, F. J.

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available The influence of the steelmaking process on the quality and the performance of refractory materials used on stainless steel production was described. The most important technical and design parameters of the processing units were explained and related with the slag chemical composition and the qualities of the refractories used.

    Se describe la influencia del proceso siderúrgico sobre el tipo y rendimiento del material refractario utilizado en la producción de acero inoxidable. Tras describir las distintas unidades implicadas en el proceso metalúrgico se hace especial énfasis en la importancia que ejercen el diseño de las distintas unidades y el tipo y control de la escoria sobre la calidad del tipo de refractario a utilizar.

  8. Evaluación de calidad y funcionalidad de las coronas de acero inoxidable en molares primarios

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    Boj Quesada, Juan Ramón; Ustrell i Torrent, Josep Maria, 1953-

    1991-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio de 30 coronas de acero inoxidable para molares primarios colocadas por estudiantes de Estomatología. Se valoraron los siguientes parámetros: oclusión, contacto interproximal, longitud, adaptación marginal y ausencia de cemento. A pesar de los numerosos errores en los cinco apartados estudiados, sólo 3 coronas fueron consideradas globalmente como inaceptables.

  9. 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.

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

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    Otero, E.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available A new material, usually, is a classic material with small modifications. The modifications provide new and/or superior properties to the material, making it competitive. The development of a new austenitic stainless steel based on the modified AISI 304 is described in the present work. This new steel shows a pitting corrosion resistance similar, or even better, than AISI 316. The behaviour of a stainless duplex steel with a low content in Ni is also described here. Its pitting corrosion resistance is similar than a conventional duplex steel. In both cases the ratio properties/price turns out to be competitive. The work was carried out by Acerinox S.A. inside the general plan of I + D, which is developed in collaboration with several public research centers whose principal activities are related to Science and Technology of Materials

    Un nuevo material suele ser un material clásico al que pequeñas modificaciones proporcionan nuevas y/o mejores propiedades, haciéndolo competitivo desde el punto de vista del mercado. De acuerdo con esta filosofía, se describe en el presente trabajo el desarrollo de un nuevo acero inoxidable austenítico sobre la base del AISI 304 modificado, con propiedades de resistencia a la corrosión por picadura similares o, incluso, superiores a un AISI 316, y el de un acero inoxidable dúplex, de bajo contenido en níquel y comportamiento frente a la corrosión por picadura similar a un dúplex convencional. En ambos casos, la relación prestaciones/precio resulta ser competitiva. El trabajo se inscribe en el marco del plan general de I+D que desarrolla Acerinox S.A. en colaboración con varios centros públicos de investigación en el área de la Ciencia y Tecnología de los Materiales

  11. Colonización bacteriana y oxidación de aceros inoxidables austeníticos, ferríticos y dúplex sinterizados

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    Ranninger, Jose Miguel

    2015-01-01

    Las características y capacidades de los aceros inoxidables sinterizados se han investigado en una doble vertiente. Por una parte con vista a sus capacidades de resistencia a la oxidación en caliente y por otra parte se ha investigado su capacidad para retener microorganismos que contribuyan a la descontaminación de un ambiente. Por ello, para cada una de estas funciones se han utilizado los aceros inoxidables sinterizados, que se han considerado más adecuados. Para estudiar sus capacidades ...

  12. Comportamiento frente a la corrosión de los aceros inoxidables AISI 430L P/M

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    Corpas, F. A.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we have studied the resistance to corrosion of the 430L ferritic stainless steels, manufactured by powder metallurgy. We have compared the behaviour of the different series of 430L stainless steels sintered, tempered and annealing, in different corrosive environments. Finally, the microstructure of the steels was determined by means of scanning electron microscopy. The better resistance to corrosion are produced in the steel annealing to 300ºC and 600ºC.

    En este trabajo hemos estudiado la resistencia a la corrosión que presentan los aceros inoxidables ferríticos 430L fabricados por procedimientos pulvimetalúrgicos. Hemos evaluado y comparado distintas series de aceros inoxidables 430L sinterizados, templados y madurados a diferentes temperaturas en atmósfera de nitrógeno, introduciéndolos en varios medios corrosivos de distinta naturaleza. Por último, se determinó la microestructura, mediante microscopía electrónica de barrido. Los mejores valores de resistencia a la corrosión se encuentran para los aceros tratados a 300ºC y 600ºC.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Modelización numérica del plegado de los aceros inoxidables austeníticos

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    Amor Martín, Estela

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es la obtención y validación de un modelo de elementos finitos que simule el proceso físico de plegado de chapa a temperatura ambiente. Para la obtención de los resultados de los ensayos reales nos basaremos en ensayos ya realizados en el Dpto. de Ingeniería Mecánica sobre plegado con temperatura distribuida de los aceros inoxidables austeníticos. Por tanto, tomaremos de dichos ensayos los resultados a temperatura ambiente de las fuerzas además de los datos de los...

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

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    EMIGDIO MENDOZA

    2007-01-01

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

  17. Fabricación aditiva mediante sinterizado láser de polvos de acero inoxidable martensítico AISI 420

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    Vega Nava, Sergio

    2014-01-01

    Busqueda de los parámetros de fabricación adecuados y los tratamientos térmicos a realizar, con el fin de alcanzar durezas de 50 HRC y una adecuada porosidad, en el acero inoxidable AISI 420 obtenido mediante sinterizado láser.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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 %.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Influencia de la composición química en la resistencia a la corrosión por picadura de los aceros inoxidables

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    Otero, E.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Pitting corrosion resistance of a modified AISI 304 has been studied. Corrosion test were carried out in FeCl3 solution according to ASTM G48-00, and in 3,5 wt% NaCl one by electrochemical method. The corrosion behaviour of the modified AISI 304 has been compared with ordinary AISI 304, AISI 316 and austenitic stainless steels with low nickel contents. For all these test, modified AISI 304 showed a improved behaviour against the pitting corrosion.

    Se realiza el estudio de la resistencia a la corrosión por picadura de un acero inoxidable AISI 304 de composición modificada, encaminada a la reducción de las inclusiones de comportamiento anódico respecto a la fase austenita. Se realizaron ensayos de inmersión en FeCl3, según ASTM G48-00, y ensayos electroquímicos de polarización en un medio clorurado (3,5% en peso NaCl del acero AISI 304 modificado junto con otros aceros AISI 304 y 316 de composición clásica. También se comparó frente a otros aceros inoxidables con una menor cantidad de Ni en su composición. Se observó que en ambos casos el comportamiento del acero de composición modificada presentaba un mejor comportamiento a la corrosión por picadura.

  7. Correlaciones entre la microestructura y la atenuación sonora en un acero inoxidable martensítico

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    Daniel Ramírez C.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se exploró la relación entre la microestructura de un acero inoxidable martensítico y las variaciones en el sonido producido por un instrumento metalófono construido con dicho material. Para lograr este propósito, se hicieron copias de una de las placas de un glockenspiel y éstas fueron sometidas a diferentes tratamientos térmicos. Se construyeron montajes que permitieron producir sonidos mediante la excitación por percusión o electromagnética de las placas y se desarrollaron procedimientos para el análisis de las señales adquiridas usando programas de que permitían un análisis automático de la información. A partir de los resultados fue posible establecer correlaciones entre la microestructura obtenida con los diferentes tratamientos térmicos y características de los sonidos tales como la envolvente de atenuación y frecuencias predominantes.

  8. Evaluación de la adherencia del biofilm sobre salivaderas dentales de acero inoxidable, cerámica y opalina

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    Butler, Teresa Adela

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo principal de esta investigación fue estudiar el desarrollo de la biopelícula depositada sobre las salivaderas dentales de tres materiales diferentes (acero inoxidable, cerámica y opalina), de equipos odontológicos correspondientes a dos zonas diferentes del casco urbano de la ciudad de La Plata (Z1 y Z2). Para ello se realizaron 38 cortes de salivaderas dentales de los tres materiales, de cada zona En primer lugar se realizó el análisis de la microbiota planctónica y sé...

  9. El refractario en la fabricación de acero inoxidable

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    Ferrer, F. J.

    2006-01-01

    The influence of the steelmaking process on the quality and the performance of refractory materials used on stainless steel production was described. The most important technical and design parameters of the processing units were explained and related with the slag chemical composition and the qualities of the refractories used.

    Se describe la influencia del proceso siderúrgico sobre el tipo y rendimiento del material refractario utilizado en la producción de acero inoxidab...

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Efecto de la Composición Química del Metal de Aporte y del Calor Aportado Sobre la Microestructura y las Propiedades Mecánicas de Juntas Soldadas de Aceros Inoxidables Dúplex

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    Sebastián Zappa

    Full Text Available Resumen Los aceros inoxidables dúplex poseen una microestructura dual (ferrita y austenita con contenidos aproximadamente iguales y se caracterizan por tener buena soldabilidad, buenas propiedades mecánicas y una alta resistencia a la corrosión generalizada y localizada. Gracias a estas características, estos aceros son los principales materiales a emplear en cañerías con altas exigencias, ampliamente utilizados en varias industrias, principalmente la petroquímica. Dichas propiedades están controladas por la composición química, el equilibrio microestructural y la ausencia de compuestos intermetálicos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar la influencia de la composición química del metal de aporte y el calor aportado sobre la microestructura y las propiedades mecánicas en juntas soldadas de cañerías de acero inoxidable dúplex. El metal base utilizado fue un acero inoxidable dúplex UNS S31803 de 8” de diámetro y 8,18 mm de espesor y los metales de aporte fueron dos alambres tubulares que depositan aceros inoxidables dúplex y lean dúplex (AWS A5.22: E2209T1-1 y E2209T1-G, mediante el proceso de soldadura semi-automático bajo protección gaseosa, soldados con alto y bajo calor aportado. De cada probeta se extrajeron muestras donde se determinó la composición química, se realizó la caracterización microestructural y se determinaron las propiedades mecánicas (dureza, tracción y Charpy-V.

  17. Efecto de las variables del procedimiento de soldadura sobre las propiedades mecánicas y la resistencia a la corrosión en depósitos de soldadura de aceros inoxidables supermartensíticos

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    Zappa, Sebastián

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    La soldadura de los aceros inoxidables martensíticos ha presentado ciertas dificultades y el uso de tratamientos térmicos es normalmente obligatorio. Las razones son diferentes para cada grado de acero, pero en general, es común obtener alta dureza y baja tenacidad en la zona afectada por el calor. Este hecho está asociado con la estructura martensítica en sí misma y el contenido de carbono. Una posible solución a este problema y para alcanzar determinadas propiedades en condición como soldad...

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Deposición electroforética de una porcelana dental sobre acero inoxidable austenítico 304

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    Vargas, G.

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available An alternative technique for the production of dental restorations with porcelain, is the electrophoretic deposition (EPD. In this work, deposits of dental porcelain on stainless steel were obtained by EPD using water, ethanol and isopropanol as suspension mediums. The effect of the porcelain concentration, the intensity of the electric field and the suspension medium on the quantity of deposited mass were studied. All the tests were carried out at constant voltage, using a deposition time of 3 min. The particle size of the dental porcelain was in the range between 1.5 and 2.3 μm in the suspension. The results showed that the porcelain in the aqueous medium presented the major deposition velocity, in comparison with both ethanol and isopropanol. However, due to low the low suspension stability and hydrolysis of the water problems, the best coating finishes were obtained with ethanol. These results were obtained applying voltages between 70 and 150 V, for a deposition time of 3 min. Using isopropanol heterogeneous deposits were obtained due to the low suspension stability and to electrochemical reactions problems in the working electrodes, resulted from the high voltages application.

    Una técnica alternativa para la fabricación de restauraciones dentales con porcelana, es la deposición electroforética (EPD. En este trabajo depósitos de porcelana dental sobre acero inoxidable fueron obtenidos por EPD utilizando como medios de suspensión: agua, etanol e isopropanol. Se estudió el efecto de la concentración de porcelana, de la intensidad del campo eléctrico y del medio de suspensión sobre la cantidad de masa depositada. Todas las pruebas fueron realizadas a voltaje constante, utilizando un tiempo de deposición de 3 min. La porcelana dental utilizada presentó un intervalo de tamaño de partícula entre 1,5 y 2,3 μm. Los resultados mostraron que la porcelana en el medio acuoso presentó la mayor velocidad de deposición, en

  1. 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

  2. Influencia de la soldadura sobre la rotura por tensiones en tubos de acero inoxidable austenitico del tipo 18-11NB(TP347

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    Gutiérrez de Saiz-Solabarria, S.

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available This work has been undertaken to study the stress cracking failure in various 18Cr11Ni [TP347 (18-11Nb, TP 321 (18-11 Ti, TP304 (18-11 and TP316 (18-11-2] types austenitic stainless steel tubes. The material used was produced hot-rolling at 76,2 mm φ (3"φ x 2,54 mm (1/10" thickness. The study was carried out at 593ºC and applied stress of 50 Ton/in2.

    Se estudia el efecto de la soldadura sobre la rotura por tensiones en tubos de acero inoxidable austenítico estabilizado con Nb o Ti de los tipos 18-11Nb (TP 347 y 18-11Ti (TP 321 así como sin estabilizar del tipo 18-11 (TP 304 y con Mo del tipo 18-11-2 (TP 316. Los tubos, en todos los casos, son de dimensiones 76,2 mm (3” φ x 2,54 mm (1/10” de espesor y la tensión aplicada (σ de 10 Ton/in2, para una temperatura de servicio de 593ºC.

  3. 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.

  4. Obtención y caracterización de aceros inoxidables libres de níquel mediante aleación mecánica para su uso como biomateriales

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    2015-01-01

    Obtención y procesado de aceros inoxidables altos en nitrógeno y libres de níquel, por aleación mecánica mediante pulvimetalurgia para su uso como biomateriales. Análisis de la influencia de las variables metalúrgicas del procesado en el comportamiento en servicio de los aceros sinterizados en atmósferas de nitrógeno-hidrógeno y en vacío. Estudio de los efectos de la cinética de enfriamiento de la fase de sinterizado y de tratamientos térmicos postsinterizado. Caracterización mecánica de las ...

  5. 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

  6. 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 %.

  7. Caracterización de una nueva membrana cerámica de microfiltración con soporte de tejido en acero inoxidable flexible

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    Palacio, L.

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available In this work we present the characterization of a ceramic flexible membrane, made by SynthesechemieⓇ, with a nominal pore size of 0.45 μm. This membrane consists in an α-alúmina porous support which has an embedded stainless steel metallic network, onto what a selective layer of titanium dioxide has been deposited. Membrane characterization has been realized with the aid of several techniques as: atomic force microscopy (AFM, air-liquid displacemente porosimetry and mercury porosimetry. Each tecnique giving information on different aspects: surface characteristics, bulk pores and active pores. Although the total pore size distribution is rather broad, the active pores (those opened to flux present a narrow distribution with a mean pore size very close to the manufacturer nominal value.

    En este trabajo se ha abordado la caracterización de una membrana cerámica de microfiltración flexible, fabricada por SynthesechemieⓇ con tamaño de poro nominal de 0.45 μm. Ésta consiste en un soporte poroso de α-alúmina que posee un armazón formado por una red metálica de acero inoxidable sobre el cual existe una capa selectiva de óxido de titanio. La caracterización de la membrana ha sido realizada con diversas técnicas como: microscopia de fuerza atómica (AFM, porometría de desplazamiento aire-líquido y porosimetría de mercurio. Cada técnica da información sobre aspectos diferentes: superficie, poros totales y poros activos. Si bien la distribución total de tamaños de poro es bastante ancha, los poros activos (abiertos al flujo presentan una distribución de tamaños estrecha con un valor medio muy próximo al nominal.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Análisis de la resistencia a la corrosión de barras corrugadas de acero inoxidable en medios acuosos que simulan el hormigón

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    Belzunce, F. J.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion behaviour of stainless steel reinforced bars used in civil engineering was studied. Different electrochemical tests were performed using several stainless steel bars (austenitic and duplex, hot and cold rolled, in the presence of a solution, which simulates the contact with salt contaminated concrete. The corrosion rates were determined and also their behaviour against localized corrosion (pitting.

    Se ha realizado un estudio sobre la resistencia a la corrosión de barras corrugadas de acero inoxidable utilizadas en construcción civil para armar el hormigón. Con este objeto se han realizado diferentes ensayos electroquímicos en presencia de un medio acuoso básico, que simula el contacto con hormigón contaminado con sal, y se ha determinado la velocidad de corrosión y la resistencia a la formación de picaduras de diferentes calidades de aceros inoxidables (austeníticos y dúplex, tanto conformadas en caliente como en frío.

  14. 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

  15. Influencia de la fase sigma en la laminación en frío de los aceros inoxidables dúplex

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    Fargas, G.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available One of the steps in the industrial rolling process of duplex stainless steels is the annealing heat treatment after hot rolling. If this annealing is performed in a temperature range that favours the precipitation of intermetallic phases, the mechanical properties can be modified considerably. The formation of these precipitates has a detrimental effect on the DSS ductility and toughness, so it will be a drawback for further cold rolling. In the present investigation, the effect of the sigma phase during cold rolling of a duplex stainless steel type EN 1.4462 has been studied. To simulate this process, compression tests up to a thickness reduction similar to that performed at industrial level have been done. The testing samples were studied by optical microscopy, SEM (scanning electronic microscopy and TEM (transmission electronic microscopy. Afterwards, some of the annealing conditions were selected in order to carry out cold rolling, using a laboratory scale machine, with the aim to observe if they offered a similar behaviour as that experienced in the compression tests. The results show that only the annealing condition at 975ºC during 10 minutes allows to produce sheets without rolling defects.

    Una de las etapas en el proceso de fabricación industrial de los aceros inoxidables dúplex laminados es el tratamiento térmico de recocido posterior a la laminación en caliente. Si dicho recocido se efectúa en un rango de temperaturas que favorezca la formación de fases intermetálicas, las propiedades mecánicas del material pueden modificarse notablemente. La presencia en la microestructura bifásica de dichos precipitados provoca efectos muy perjudiciales sobre la ductilidad y la tenacidad del material, pudiendo llegar a hacer inviable la posterior etapa de laminación en frío. En el presente trabajo se ha estudiado el efecto sobre el proceso de laminación en frío de la presencia de fase sigma en un acero dúplex tipo E.N. 1

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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

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    Otero, E.

    1998-05-01

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

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

  19. 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

  20. Unión por inducción magnética de los aceros inoxidables AISI 304-316L mediante cinta metálica vítrea de composición Fe/Ni-Cr-P-B

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    Verduzco Aguilar, Víctor Hugo

    2011-01-01

    En el presente trabajo fue investigada la unión de acero inoxidable AISI 304 a otro 316L empleando una cinta metálica vítrea Fe60Ni12Cr8P13B7 como elemento de unión, las uniones se llevaron a cabo bajo diferentes tiempos y temperaturas utilizando calentamiento por inducción en una atmósfera controlada de Ar.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Líquidos iónicos y nanotubos de carbono de pared múltiple como lubricantes de contactos policarbonato-acero inoxidable

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    Martínez Fuentes, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    1. Se ha estudiado el comportamiento lubricante para el contacto policarbonatoacero inoxidable de doce líquidos iónicos, formados por un catión orgánico y un anión inorgánico. 2. En estado puro, a temperatura ambiente, los valores más bajos de fricción y desgaste se obtienen para el tetrafluoroborato de 1-hexil, 3-metilimidazolio. 3. La dispersión al 0,5% en peso de nanotubos de carbono de pared múltiple, que obtiene los valores más bajos de fricción y desgaste es la constit...

  8. 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

  9. Recubrimiento con polímeros conductores para mejorar la resistencia a la corrosión en aceros inoxidables austeníticos.

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    González Agudo, Teresa

    2016-01-01

    El trabajo que a continuación se presenta pretende mejorar el comportamiento frente a la corrosión en medio ácido de cloruros del acero 316L pulvimetalúrgico, sinterizado en vacío o en nitrógeno-hidrógeno, y deformado plásticamente, mediante revestimientos de distintos polímeros conductores utilizando diferentes dopantes. El estudio se completa con el efecto que tiene en el revestimiento que mejores resultados haya proporcionado la adición de nanopartículas metálicas. Para todo esto se utiliz...

  10. Oxidación en vapor de agua a 700 ºC y 750 ºC del acero inoxidable AISI 317 recubierto con aluminio por CVD-FBR.

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    Jose L. Marulanda

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó la oxidación del acero inoxidable austenítico AISI 317 recubierto con aluminio por deposición química de vapor en lecho fluidizado, a temperaturas de 700 °C y 750ºC, en un ambiente con 100% vapor de agua, para evaluar su comportamiento. Se realizaron curvas de ganancia de masa y las películas de óxidos se analizaron por medio de SEM y difracción de rayos X, para observar la morfología de los óxidos. Se realizó la simulación termodinámica del proceso de oxidación en vapor de agua de los substratos para conocer las posibles fases sólidas y gaseosas que se podrían formar, en presencia de una ambiente con 100% vapor de agua y una atmosfera de presión. La forma de ataque a 750 ºC es similar a 700 ºC, aunque la velocidad de oxidación es mayor, ya que la difusión de los elementos de aleación y las reacciones de oxidación son más rápidas. Los recubrimientos de aluminio tienen una buena resistencia a la oxidación en vapor de agua, ya que forman una capa superficial de Al 2 O 3 , que es compacta y adherente, la cual protege al substrato del ataque corrosivo.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Cinéticas de transformación de fases a 850 ºC de aceros inoxidables dúplex clásicos (2205 y 2507 y de uno nuevo de bajo contenido en níquel y alto en manganeso (DBNi

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    Rodríguez, M. P.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Austenitic-ferritic stainless steels are formed by ferrite and austenite in a variable proportion between 30 % and 70 %. Their chemical composition conditions the ageing processes that can happen during heat treatments, where phases that hardens and brittles the material can be generated. Evolution of a new duplex stainless steel with lower nickel and higher nitrogen and manganese content maintained at 1123 K (critical precipitation temperature up to 8 hours compared to classical ones (2205 and 2507 is presented. The study, done by magnetic measurements, XRD, optical and scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis, revealed a roughly similar behaviour for the three steels. The new one presents a higher initial stability, probably due to the high nitrogen and manganese contents; however, it also produces the higher final transformation due to the higher initial ferrite. A fine comparative analysis was done to correctly identify any phase; an accurate microanalysis in every generated phase was performed. All the steels tested are initially made on ferrite and austenite. After the ageing treatment, 8 hours at 1123 K, in the 2205 duplex steel a strong precipitation of sigma phase is observed, austenite and some of the original ferrite are also present; ferrite completely transforms in the 2507 duplex and austenite, sigma, secondary austenite and chromium nitride can be found; regarding the new duplex steel DBNi, austenite, ferrite, sigma, chi and chromium nitrides are detected.

    Los aceros dúplex austeno-ferríticos están constituidos por ferrita y austenita en proporciones variables del 30 % al 70 %. Su composición química condiciona los procesos de envejecimiento que sufren durante los tratamientos térmicos, cuando se generan fases que endurecen y fragilizan el material. Este trabajo estudia la evolución de un nuevo inoxidable dúplex con bajo contenido en níquel y alto en nitrógeno y manganeso a 1123 K (temperatura crítica de

  19. 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

  20. Caracteristicas mecánicas y microestructurales en soldaduras por arco manual a tope del acero F-1140, con electrodos revestidos de rutilo, básico e inoxidable

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    RIBES SÁNCHEZ, DANIEL ENRIQUE

    2011-01-01

    La finalidad del presente proyecto es conocer las características mecanicas del acero F-1140 así como estudiar la microestructura, soldabilidad y comportamientos mediante una serie de ensayos realizados en laboratorio del Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y de Materiales.se ha procedido al análisis del comportamiento de las diferentes soldaduras a través de ensayos mecánicos normalizados, tales como el ensayo de tracción, de doblado, de dureza y efectuando también, un estudio de la evolució...

  1. Influencia del tratamiento de endurecimiento a alta temperatura en el comportamiento frente a la corrosión por picaduras de una unión soldada de acero inoxidable austenítico.

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    Herrero Luengo, Diego

    2016-01-01

    Este proyecto estudia la influencia del tratamiento de endurecimiento por precipitación en el comportamiento frente a la corrosión por picaduras de una unión soldada de acero A-286 usando ensayos electroquímicos de polarización anódica (PA). Los ensayos se realizan sobre la sección longitudinal generada en un corte de la unión soldada, de forma que la superficie ensayada contiene metal base, zona afectada térmicamente y metal fundido. Adicionalmente se realiza un estudio de la capacidad re...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. ANT

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

    2017-01-01

    Ten years ago actor-network theory (ANT) entered this journal. To illustrate how the relational ontology and sensibilities of ANT lend themselves to particular kinds of research, we first interrogate the main controversies as a way to open up and discuss the main premises of ANT. These debates...... concern the status and agency of objects and non-humans, ANT’s denial of the explanatory power of social structures, and the political implications of ANT. Second we present ANT’s relevance for tourism studies and discuss what ANT ‘does’ in practice. After summarizing a decade of relations between ANT...... and tourism, we conclude by tracing three future trajectories of how we have ‘moved away with’ ANT into new areas of discovery....

  12. 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)

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Comportamiento tribocorrosivo y frente a la corrosión de aceros dúplex obtenidos por pulvimetalurgia convencional y técnica MIM para uso como biomateriales

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    Mateos López, Ana Isabel

    2017-01-01

    El presente trabajo constituye un estudio comparativo del comportamiento en servicio de aceros inoxidables dúplex fabricados por pulvimetalurgia convencional y aceros dúplex fabricados por moldeo por inyección para su uso como biomateriales. A los materiales destinados para uso médico se les exige ausencia de magnetización de modo que de todos los materiales dúplex pulvimetalúrgicos obtenidos en el laboratorio se les realizará un estudio magnético para descartar aquellos que posean magnetismo...

  16. Elasto-plastic hardening models adjustment to ferritic, austenitic and austenoferritic Rebar; Ajuste de los aceros corrugados ferríticos, austeníticos y austenoferríticos a los modelos de endurecimiento elastoplástico por deformación

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    Hortigóna, B.; Gallardo, J.M.; Nieto-García, E.J.; López, J.A.

    2017-09-01

    The elastoplastic behaviour of steel used for structural member fabrication has received attention to facilitate a mechanical-resistant design. New Zealand and South African standards have adopted various theoretical approaches to describe such behaviour in stainless steels. With respect to the building industry, describing the tensile behaviour of steel rebar used to produce reinforced concrete structures is of interest. Differences compared with the homogenous material described in the above mentioned standards and related literatures are discussed in this paper. Specifically, the presence of ribs and the TEMPCORE® technology used to produce carbon steel rebar may alter the elastoplastic model. Carbon steel rebar is shown to fit a Hollomon model giving hardening exponent values on the order of 0.17. Austenitic stainless steel rebar behaviour is better described using a modified Rasmussen model with a free fitted exponent of 6. Duplex stainless steel shows a poor fit to any previous model. [Spanish] Uno de los principales factores tenidos en cuenta en la fabricación de aceros estructurales es su comportamiento durante la fase elastoplástica o de endurecimiento por deformación. Normas neozelandesas y sudafricanas plantean diversas aproximaciones teóricas para describir dicho comportamiento en el caso de los aceros inoxidables. En el campo de la construcción resulta de interés la descripción del comportamiento tenso-deformacional de los aceros corrugados utilizados en las estructuras de hormigón armado. En este artículo se discuten los modelos planteados en las normas citadas anteriormente así como los existentes en la literatura tanto para los aceros corrugados inoxidables como para los aceros al carbono fabricados mediante el proceso denominado TEMPCORE® Los aceros TEMPCORE® analizados arrojan un valor del exponente de endurecimiento por deformación según el modelo de Hollomon de 0.17. Los aceros inoxidables austeníticos se ajustan mejor al modelo

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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)

  20. Estudio de microestructura y composición de la oxidación en vapor a 700 y 750oC de los aceros austeníticos AISI 304, 316 y 317

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    José Luddey Marulanda

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se ha investigado la oxidación de los aceros inoxidables austeníticos AISI SAE: 304, 316 y 317; a temperaturas de 700 y 750oC, en una atmósfera próxima al 100% de vapor de agua, y de 10 a 1000h de exposición. La finalidad es comprobar la calidad de los aceros austeníticos y estudiar la morfología, composición y estructura de la fases de las capas formadas en la cascarilla del óxido de las muestras por Microscopía Electrónica de Barrido (SEM, Análisis de Rayos X por Dispersión de Energía (EDAX y Difracción de Rayos X (XRD, respectivamente. Así como también, se ha realizado a diferentes tiempos un estudio sistemático de termogravimetría de las muestras oxidadas, donde se ha observado que el acero AISI 304 presentó la menor ganancia de masa y el acero AISI 316 fue el de mayor de masa respecto a los tres aceros del trabajo. Adicionalmente fue realizado un estudio teórico de simulación termodinámica de oxidación en vapor de los tres aceros, en las mismas condiciones experimentales y mediante el programa Thermo-calc. En estos aceros oxidados se han comprobado la presencia de estructuras de fases de óxidos como: Fe2O3, espinelas protectoras Fe3O4 y Cr2NiO4, y óxidos mixtos de tipo (CrxFey2O3, (Fe,Cr,Mn3O4 y Ni6MnO8. Finalmente, se discute un posible mecanismo de la formación de las capas de óxidos de las muestras ensayadas.

  1. Alternativa de protección contra la corrosión del acero AISI 310S mediante recubrimiento de aluminio bajo condiciones de platos separadores en celdas de combustible de carbonatos fundidos

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    R. Orozco-Cruz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La celda de combustible de carbonatos fundidos (MCFC, por sus siglas en inglés convencional opera a 650°C. Consiste de un cátodo de NiO poroso y litiado, una mezcla eutéctica de carbonato de litio (Li2CO3 y carbonato de potasio (K2CO3 fundido en una matriz electrolitica de óxido de aluminio litiado (LiAlO2 y un ánodo poroso de Ni. Los platos separadores entre cada celda presentan problemas de corrosión. Ante eso, un acero inoxidable AISI 310S con recubrimiento fue estudiado en condiciones de un plato separador en una MCFC. Método: Se utilizó un acero inoxidable AISI 310S como sustrato (muestra A, aplicándole un recubrimiento de Al con (B y sin tratamiento térmico (C. Fueron expuestos en carbonatos fundidos (62 mol% Li2CO3 -38 mol% K2CO3 a 650 °C en crisoles de alúmina. El comportamiento electroquímico fue estudiado mediante la técnica de Espectroscopía de Impedancia Electroquimica (EIS. Para el análisis de los diagramas de impedancia, se utilizó el software de simulación “Boukamp Equivalent Circuit”. La sección transversal de las muestras corroídas fue caracterizada mediante Microscopía Electrónica de Barrido (SEM, por sus siglas en inglés y los productos formados por Difracción de rayos X (XRD, por sus siglas en inglés. Resultados: Los diagramas de EIS presentan aumentos y disminuciones en los semicírculos formados a altas frecuencias indicativo de disolución de la capa externa, aumento y disminución de la resistencia de esta última así como el posible rompimiento de ella. La técnica de XRD presentó fases LiFeO2, LiCrO2, -LiAlO2 y -LiAlO2 así como fases intermetálicas para las distintas condiciones de la muestra. De la misma manera, los análisis de SEM presentaron los espesores de cada una de las capas formadas. Discusión o Conclusión: En la muestra A, se formaron capas de LiFeO2 y LiCrO2 después de 200 horas de exposición. La capa de LiCrO2 aumenta por la difusión de Li hacia el

  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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    Moreno, A.; Leite,M.V.; P. C. Borges

    2005-01-01

    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 ni...

  3. 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.

  4. Analisis experimental del desgaste entre UHMWPE y acero inoxidable 316L empleados en la manufactura de protesis coxofemorales

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    Gustavo Rodriguez Canizo, Ricardo; Azael Garcia Garcia, Leonardo; Vite Torres, Manuel; Alejandro Merchan Cruz, Emmanuel; Manuel Sandoval Pineda, Juan

    2010-01-01

    .... En esta investigacion se presenta un analisis tribologico del desgaste en los componentes mencionados, ya que cuando las superficies en contacto se desgastan, la funcionalidad mecanica del sistema...

  5. Evolución de la microestructura en aleaciones de acero inoxidable Fe-Cr preparadas por pulvimetalurgia

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    Armando Sarmiento Santos

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The influence of the processes used during the stages of sample preparation by powder metallurgy, in some of the characteristics of Fe-Cr stainless alloys, are studied. For this will prepared Fe-Cr samples with chromium concentrations between 13.9 and 28.4% by weight. The behavior of the density variation of samples with chromium content and process parameters were correlated. The samples were subjected to elemental analysis with X-ray microprobe coupled to a scanning electron microscope to confirm the relevant contents of chromium. Microstructure was also observed for samples with different chromium concentrations. From the analysis, we found a higher density in samples with higher chromium contents, which correspond to a wider particle size distribution. The study of samples microstructure, as a function of chromium content, reveals a higher grain growth and lower porosity in samples with lower chromium content.

  6. 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...

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

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    Gironès, A.; Mateo, A.; Lianes, L.; Anglada, M.

    2001-01-01

    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...

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

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    Rodríguez, Cristina; Biezma, María Victoria

    2014-01-01

    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 rando...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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)

  13. 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.

  14. Ant venoms.

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    Hoffman, Donald R

    2010-08-01

    The review summarizes knowledge about ants that are known to sting humans and their venoms. Fire ants and Chinese needle ants are showing additional spread of range. Fire ants are now important in much of Asia. Venom allergens have been characterized and studied for fire ants and jack jumper ants. The first studies of Pachycondyla venoms have been reported, and a major allergen is Pac c 3, related to Sol i 3 from fire ants. There are very limited data available for other ant groups. Ants share some common proteins in venoms, but each group appears to have a number of possibly unique components. Further proteomic studies should expand and clarify our knowledge of these fascinating animals.

  15. 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.

  16. Influencia de la atmósfera de sinterización en las propiedades mecánicas de los aceros P/M AISI 430L

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    Iglesias, F. Javier

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available It has studied the stainless steel powder metallurgy AISI 430L. It has compared the sintering in two different atmospheres; in vacuum, and in an atmosphere containing nitrogen. It has developed a heat treatment with the aim of improving the mechanical properties. This has been done through microstructural modification of complex nitrides of iron and chromium precipitates during the phase of sintering. Physical properties have been evaluated and are been performing a microstructural analysis for microstructure related to the increase in mechanical properties.Se ha estudiado el acero inoxidable pulvimetalúrgico AISI 430L, comparando la sinterización en dos atmósferas diferentes; en vacío, y en una atmósfera que contiene nitrógeno. Se ha desarrollado un tratamiento térmico con objeto de incrementar las propiedades mecánicas, mediante la modificación microestructural de los nitruros complejos de hierro y cromo precipitados durante la etapa de sinterización. Se han evaluado las propiedades físicas y a la vez se ha realizado un análisis microestructural con el fin de relacionar la microestructura con el incremento en las propiedades mecánicas.

  17. Beyond ANT

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    Jansen, Till

    2017-01-01

    Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) offers an ‘infra-language’ of the social that allows one to trace social relations very dynamically, while at the same time dissolving human agency, thus providing a flat and de-centred way into sociology. However, ANT struggles with its theoretical design that may lead......, 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.......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...

  18. Comportamiento a la corrosión de aceros termogalvanizados

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    FLORES P, J.; MARÍN S., I.; GUERRERO MATA, M. P.; VALDEZ S, B.; SCHORR W, M.

    2008-01-01

    Se evaluó el comportamiento a la corrosión de dos aceros termogalvanizados, uno libre de intersticiales (LI) y uno de alta resistencia baja aleación (ARBA), mediante polarización potenciodinámica y gravimetría, en soluciones de NaCl y Na2SO4. Se observó un comportamiento activo en los recubrimientos de ambos aceros. El potencial a circuito abierto (EOC) presentó un comportamiento más positivo durante la prueba y la velocidad de corrosión obtenida en los ensayos g...

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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)

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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–) comp...

  3. 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; Díaz, Verónica; Corengia, Mariana; Russi, Paola; Pianzzola, María Julia; Menes, Rodolfo Javier

    2014-01-01

    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 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 %.

  6. 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 REGION...

  7. 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.

  8. Fire Ant Bites

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

  9. Fire Ant Allergy

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    ... Treatments ▸ Library ▸ Allergy Library ▸ Fire ant allergy Share | Fire Ant Allergy This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI Fire ants are a stinging insect typically found in ...

  10. Modelos de pérdida de masa de acero por corrosión atmosférica en Colombia usando inteligencia computacional

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    Esteban Velilla

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de clasificar la corrosividad de las diferentes atmósferas colombianas, como parte de un proyecto de investigación extenso [1], se expusieron placas de acero al carbono en 21 estaciones distribuidas a lo largo de la infraestructura eléctrica del país (líneas de transmisión y subestaciones. En estas estaciones se midieron entre otros, el tiempo de humectación y la deposición de sulfatos y cloruros durante 12 meses; además, bimensualmente se tomaban placas de acero para medir en laboratorio la pérdida de masa sufrida por estas durante el tiempo de exposición. La clasificación de las 21 estaciones se hizo en 4 grupos, considerando: el tiempo de humectación, contenidos de cloruros y sulfatos, la altura sobre el nivel del mar y el tiempo de exposición de las placas; variables consideradas linealmente independientes según la técnica de descomposición en valores singulares (SVD realizada. El criterio utilizado para la clasificación fue el de similitud de las variables utilizando la norma Euclidiana considerada en la red neuronal no supervisada tipo Kohonen. Adicionalmente, se implementaron modelos para la pérdida de masa del acero para cada uno de los grupos usando redes neuronales (RN tipo Feed-Forward, definiéndose como entradas las variables antes mencionadas y como única salida la pérdida de masa. Complementariamente se presenta una comparación entre el modelo de RN para el grupo 1, con otros modelos obtenidos usando Algoritmos Genéticos (AG y el método Simplex.

  11. 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.

  12. Comportamiento anticorrosivo de pinturas de base agua aplicadas en aceros

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    Bethencourt, M.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Organic coatings, mainly paints, are one of the most important methods for protecting steel against corrosion. Both their low cost and easy applicability are between the reasons for selecting them as a method for protecting approximately 90% of the structures exposed to atmosphere. In this work, anticorrosive properties of an acrylic waterborne paint applied to a naval steel have been evaluated in NaCl at 3.5% solutions by means of electrochemicals techniques, such as Linear Polarisation and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy.

    Los recubrimientos orgánicos, especialmente las pinturas, son uno de los métodos de protección más ampliamente empleados para evitar la corrosión del acero. Su bajo coste y facilidad de aplicación son unas de las principales razones por las que, aproximadamente, el 90% de la totalidad de las superficies metálicas se protegen con pinturas. En este trabajo se estudia el comportamiento de una pintura acrílica de base agua aplicada sobre un acero de uso frecuente en la Industria Naval. Para dicho estudio, las muestras pintadas se sometieron a ensayos electroquímicos de Polarización Lineal y Espectroscopía de Impedancia Electroquímica en disolución de NaCl al 3.5%, tras diferentes periodos de inmersión en este medio.

  13. 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.

  14. Corrosión atmosférica de aceros patinables de nueva generación

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    Díaz Ocaña, Iván

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

  15. 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.

  16. Estudio de productividad en la soldadura del acero MIL A 46100 con los procesos GMAW y SMAW

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    David Mazuera Robledo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio para determinar la productividad en la soldadura de un acero bajo especificación MIL A 46100 al usar cinco procedimientos de soldadura (WPS diferentes empleando el proceso de soldadura por arco con protección gaseosa (GMAW en modo mecanizado y el proceso de soldadura por arco con electrodo revestido (SMAW. Para el proceso SMAW se utilizaron los electrodos E11018M diámetro de 2,4 mm y el electrodo E312-16 en diámetros de 2,4 y 3,2 mm. Para el proceso GMAW se usaron procedimientos con transferencias por aspersión y corto circuito. Las soldaduras con el proceso GMAW y el electrodo E312-16 de diámetro 3,2 mm fueron realizadas en un solo pase empleando respaldo de cobre, los demás procedimientos requirieron pulir la raíz de la junta antes de aplicar el segundo cordón. Se encontró que los WPS que utilizan el proceso GMAW son hasta cuatro veces más económicos que los procedimientos de SMAW y que los tiempos de producción de una junta con GMAW son del orden del 20% de los requeridos con SMAW, por tanto generan un potencial de aumento en la producción.

  17. Modelo no lineal en elementos finitos para muros livianos con entramados de acero sujetos a carga lateral

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    Carlos Andrés Gaviria M.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los resultados de una investigación que tuvo como propósito modelar con elementos finitos el comportamiento a cargas laterales de los muros livianos compuestos de un entramado típico de acero para diferentes materiales de revestimiento. Se inició con la recopilación de información de ensayos de caracterización en los elementos del muro y las conexiones entre estos, a partir de esta información y la investigación realizada por [1] se construyó un modelo de elementos finitos que considera el comportamiento no lineal de las conexiones entre los elementos. Este modelo fue ajustado con la información de los ensayos ante carga lateral realizados en probetas a escala real para cinco configuraciones de revestimiento. En este proceso se encontraron grandes diferencias entre los parámetros del modelo ajustado y los iniciales que son atribuidas a la interacción entre los componentes del muro liviano. La validación del modelo se realizó prediciendo los resultados experimentales de una nueva configuración en la cual se combinan varios materiales, obteniendo un error del 6.9%. Este resultado indica una buena capacidad de predicción del modelo para otras posibles configuraciones de revestimiento.

  18. 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.

  19. Capacidad Resistente a Flexión y Cortante de Vigas de Acero Mediante la Aplicación Mathcad

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    Cedeño-Rosete, R; Gatica-Galina, J.C

    2005-01-01

    ... a flexión y cortante de perfiles de acero. La metodología se basa en el criterio de diseño Factores de Carga y Resistencia establecida en el reglamento del Instituto Americano de Construcción en Acero (AISC...

  20. 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.

  1. 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

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

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    Greenfield, Gary; Machado, Penousal

    2015-01-01

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

  3. Fragilización por hidrógeno en tuberías de acero

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    Gutiérrez-Solana Salcedo, Federico

    2011-01-01

    Se pretende analizar el comportamiento en presencia de hidrogeno de las tuberías de acero de sistemas de transporte de combustibles gaseosos en uso para ello: 1.- Se estudia la sensibilidad a la fragilización por hidrogeno del acero de estas tuberías por dos métodos diferentes: polarización catódica y ambiente de hidrogeno gaseoso diseñando y construyendo una cámara para ensayos mecánicos en hidrogeno a presión primera de su genero en España. 2.- Se determina la tenacidad a fractura kic de es...

  4. Las posibilidades de un nuevo acero Fe – Mn – Al – Si

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    Valencia Giraldo, Asdrúbal

    2015-01-01

    Las aleaciones de hierro y aluminio, así como los aceros de hierro – aluminio – manganeso, se han conocido por largo tiempo gracias a sus extraordinarias propiedades físicas y químicas, pero también se sabe de las limitaciones en sus propiedades mecánicas –por diversas razones– que restringen su utilización. Esto se ha superado en algunos casos por medio de procesamientos que hacen costosos estos materiales. Pero, recientemente, se ha desarrollado un nuevo acero de hierro y aluminio donde par...

  5. Profundidad del surco gingival en dientes primarios restaurados con coronas de acero cromo

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    Rubén Muñoz Delgado; Ana Margot Noriega Cerón; Jesús Ortega Rocha

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo: Evaluar la relación entre el ajuste marginal y la profundidad del surco gingival en dientes primarios restaurados con coronas de acero cromo. Métodos: Se midió la profundidad del surco gingival de 114 dientes primarios restaurados con coronas de acero cromo en 67 niños, ambos sexos, de 3 a 6 años de edad de la clínica de Estomatología Pediátrica de la UATx, México. La población en estudio fue dividida en tres grupos: a) experimental (n=30), b) control (n=8), y c) control negativo (n...

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

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    Luis Felipe Camacho Carvajal

    2011-01-01

    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 p...

  7. Diseño de la nueva planta para acero s.a. Guayaquil

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    Fuentes Cordova, Henry Manuel; Rada, Rosa Edith

    2009-01-01

    Acero S.A. ha tenido un alto crecimiento en la demanda de sus productos que limita el uso de la planta de producción actual, además el municipio está exigiéndole que retire sus instalaciones y las ubique en el parque industrial. Estas condiciones han llevado a los directivos de Acero S.A. a tomar la decisión de diseñar la Nueva Planta de Producción. El proyecto se inicia haciendo un levantamiento de información de: datos históricos y actuales de ventas, proveedores, distribuidores, disposició...

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Profundidad del surco gingival en dientes primarios restaurados con coronas de acero cromo

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    Rubén Muñoz Delgado

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la relación entre el ajuste marginal y la profundidad del surco gingival en dientes primarios restaurados con coronas de acero cromo. Métodos: Se midió la profundidad del surco gingival de 114 dientes primarios restaurados con coronas de acero cromo en 67 niños, ambos sexos, de 3 a 6 años de edad de la clínica de Estomatología Pediátrica de la UATx, México. La población en estudio fue dividida en tres grupos: a experimental (n=30, b control (n=8, y c control negativo (n=29. Previo consentimiento informado se tomaron los índices de placa (LöeSilness 1967 e índice gingival en seis superficies; se midió el surco gingival con sonda periodontal y las coronas de acero cromo fueron evaluadas clínica y radiográficamente según su ajuste marginal y longitud cervical. Resultados: Los índices de placa y gingival no mostraron diferencias significativas para los grupos experimental y control negativo. El 34% de las coronas mostraron buen ajuste marginal, 33% un mal ajuste, 10.5% cortas, 7.9% largas y el 14% otro tipo de mal ajuste. La profundidad del surco gingival fue estadísticamente significativa para el primer y segundo molar inferior derechos y en los caninos inferiores (p >0.05; la superficie disto-vestibular presentó la mayor profundidad del surco gingival (2.34 mm, siendo estadísticamente significativa (p>0.05. Conclusiones: La profundidad del surco gingival fue mayor en los dientes rehabilitados con coronas de acero cromo mal ajustadas y sobre contorneadas (largas. La presencia de placa bacteriana y gingivitis estuvo relacionada con las coronas de acero cromo mal ajustadas.

  12. 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.

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    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

  13. 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...

  14. Factores predisponentes para la inflamacion gingival asociada con coronas de acero en dientes temporales en la poblacion pediatrica. Revision sistematica de la literatura

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    Madrigal Lopez, Daniela; Viteri Buendia, Esther Maria; Romero Sanchez, Mario Rafael; Colmenares Millan, Maria Marcela; Suarez, Angela

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    Introduccion: el objetivo de esta revision sistematica fue determinar los factores predisponentes para la inflamacion gingival producidos por las coronas de acero, en comparacion con dientes temporales...

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Routing Vehicles with Ants

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    Tan, Wen Fang; Lee, Lai Soon; Majid, Zanariah Abdul; Seow, Hsin Vonn

    Routing vehicles involve the design of an optimal set of routes for a fleet of vehicles to serve a number of customers with known demands. This research develops an Ant Colony Optimization for the vehicle routing with one central depot and identical vehicles. The procedure simulates the behavior of real ants that always find the shortest path between their nest and a food source through a form of communication, pheromone trail. Finally, preliminary results on the learning of the algorithm testing on benchmark data set will be presented in this paper.

  20. 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.

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. Oxidación en vapor de agua del acero inoxidable AISI 316 recubierto con Al-Si por deposición química de vapor en lecho fluidizado

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    José Luddey Marulanda Arevalo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Stainless steel AISI 316 was coated with aluminum-silicon by Chemical Vapor Deposition in Fluidized Bed Reactor (CVD-FBR to 540°C and subsequently heat treated to improve its mechanical properties and its behavior against oxidation, by inter diffusion of the alloying elements. Later, oxidation was performed austenitic stainless steel aluminum-silicon coated at temperatures of 700 and 750°C, in an environment with 100% steam, to evaluate their performance. Mass gain graphs were made and oxide films were analyzed by SEM and X-ray diffraction to observe the morphology of the oxides. Thermodynamic simulation was carried out during oxidation in water vapor of the substrates for possible solid phases which could be formed. The form of attack at 750°C is similar to 700°C, although the rate of oxidation is increased, because the diffusion of the alloying elements and the oxidation reactions are faster. These coatings have good resistance to oxidation in water vapor and forming an alumina surface layer which protects the substrate from corrosion attack.

  9. 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; Almeraya-Calderón, Facundo; Martínez-Villafañe, Alberto

    2000-01-01

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

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

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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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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.; Miguel, V.; Calatayud, A.; Ferrer, C.; Martínez, A.

    2009-01-01

    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 directi...

  13. 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)

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

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

    1994-01-01

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

  16. 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; Estupiñán, F; Zambrano R, P; Martínez-Villafañe, A; Borunda T, A; Colás O, R; Gaona-Tiburcio, C

    2012-01-01

    .... 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 (FeCl 3...

  17. The influence of intermetallic phases on corrosion properties in duplex stainless weld metals. Influencia de las fases intermetalicas sobre las propiedades de corrosion de los metales de soldadura de aceros inoxidables duplex

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    Karlsson, L.; Pak, S. (The Esab Group, Goe Teborg (El Salvador))

    1994-01-01

    The effect corrosion resistance and toughness of intermetallic phases, formed in the temperature range 675-1.000 degree centigree, was studied for 22% Cr-9% Ni 3% Mo-0,15% N duplex weld metals. Mo rich R.phase formed rapidly at 700 degree centigree and was the major phase precipitating at 800 degree centigree whereas only sigma- phase formed at 900 degree centigree. Some chi-phase formed at 800 degree centigree. A significant decrease of ferrite content of ferrite content or an increase in hardness indicates a lowered corrosion resistance. Corrosion resistance and toughness are affected simultaneously above 800 degree centigree whereas deterioration of corrosion resistance precedes embrittlement below 800 degree centigree. However, loss of corrosion resistance will not occur if recommended welding procedures are followed. (Author) 18 refs.

  18. 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.

  19. 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)

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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 %.

  3. Aceros rápidos reforzados con carburos mediante molino de alta energía

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    Ruiz-Román, J. M.

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available In this research work we have studied the efficiency of using an advanced techniqhe, as mechanical alloying, on the metal matrix composites fabrication process by powder metallurgy. From the analysis of several composites, based on M2 high speed steel reinforced with WC, we inferred that mechanical alloying is an effectve method to manufacture these materials, and they present higher mechanical properties than high alloy steels used in structural applications.

    En este trabajo se estudia la eficacia del empleo de la aleación mecánica, en el proceso de fabricación de materiales compuestos de matriz metálica (base acero rápido M2 mediante técnicas pulvimetalúrgicas. Del análisis de los materiales obtenidos, acero rápido M2 reforzado con WC, se deduce que la aleación mecánica resulta ser un método eficaz para la fabricación de estos compuestos, ya que se alcanzan unas excelentes propiedades mecánicas, que superan ampliamente a las que presentan los mismos aceros reforzados con carburos mediante procesos pulvimetalúrgicos convencionales.

  4. Antílope

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    Pedro Anderson Martinho Moçambique

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Essa espécie de antílope só é encontrada em território angolano, sendo assim um símbolo nacional. Segundo a mitologia africana é símbolo de vivacidade, velocidade e beleza - Angola.

  5. 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...

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Ant allergens and hypersensitivity reactions in response to ant stings.

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    Potiwat, Rutcharin; Sitcharungsi, Raweerat

    2015-12-01

    Hypersensitivity reactions caused by ant stings are increasingly recognized as an important cause of death by anaphylaxis. Only some species of ants ( e.g. Solenopsis spp., Myrmecia spp., and Pachycondyla spp.) cause allergic reactions. Ant species are identified by evaluating the morphologic structures of worker ants or by molecular techniques. Ant venom contains substances, including acids and alkaloids, that cause toxic reactions, and those from Solenopsis invicta or the imported fire ant have been widely studied. Piperidine alkaloids and low protein contents can cause local reactions (sterile pustules) and systemic reactions (anaphylaxis). Imported fire ant venoms are cross-reactive; for example, the Sol i 1 allergen from S. invicta has cross-reactivity with yellow jacket phospholipase. The Sol i 3 allergen is a member of the antigen 5 family that has amino acid sequence identity with vespid antigen 5. The clinical presentations of ant hypersensitivity are categorized into immediate and delayed reactions: immediate reactions, such as small local reactions, large local reactions, and systemic reactions, occur within 1-4 hours after the ant stings, whereas delayed reactions, such as serum sickness and vasculitis, usually occur more than 4 hours after the stings. Tools for the diagnosis of ant hypersensitivity are skin testing, serum specific IgE, and sting challenge tests. Management of ant hypersensitivity can be divided into immediate (epinephrine, corticosteroids), symptomatic (antihistamines, bronchodilators), supportive (fluid resuscitation, oxygen therapy), and preventive (re-sting avoidance and immunotherapy) treatments.

  9. 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

  10. The Dynamics of Foraging Ants

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    Baxter, G. William

    2009-03-01

    We experimentally study the foraging of small black ants, Formicinae lasius flavus, in order to describe their foraging behavior mathematically. Individual ants are allowed to forage on a two-dimensional surface in the absence of any food sources. The position of the ant as a function of time is determined using a high-resolution digital camera. Analysis of the average square displacements of many ants suggests that the foraging strategy is a non-reversing random walk. Moreover, the ants do not retrace their steps to return home but instead continue the random walk until it brings them back near their starting point.

  11. "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....

  12. Urea in Weaver Ant Feces

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

    2016-01-01

    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...... feces deposited on the leaves. In a recent study, we demonstrated that Coffea arabica plants hosting Oecophylla smaragdina weaver ants under laboratory conditions experienced enhanced nitrogen availability compared with plants grown without ants. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to further...... 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...

  13. Comportamiento al corte de hormigones reforzado con fibras de acero Shear behavior of steel fiber reinforced concretes

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    Sergio Carmona Malatesta

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los resultados de un estudio experimental a cerca de la influencia de la incorporación de fibras de acero en el comportamiento del hormigón frente a esfuerzos de corte, medidos utilizando el ensayo JSCE - SF6, modificado. Usando los resultados de los ensayos realizados se evalúa La capacidad de disipación de energía del hormigón durante la rotura o tenacidad del hormigón reforzado con fibras en función del contenido y tipo de Fibra utilizada. Con los resultados obtenidos, se puede concluir que la incorporación de fibras como refuerzo al esfuerzo de corte aumenta la ductilidad del hormigón, permitiendo mayores deformaciones que un hormigón convencional. Se observa que la capacidad de absorber energía de los hormigones, cuantificada a través de la tenacidad absoluta, se incrementa más de tres veces cuando se incorporar fibras y no se tienen roturas frágiles. Por lo tanto, la incorporación de fibras como refuerzo es una buena solución para mejorar la respuesta del hormigón ante solicitaciones de corte. Por otra parte, se demuestra que el ensayo de corte propuesto por la recomendación japonesa JSCE-SF6, levemente modificada, entrega resultados coherentes y reproducibles, permitiendo cuantificar diferentes propiedades del hormigón reforzado con fibras sometido a solicitaciones de corte.This paper presents the results of an experimental research on influence of steel fibers on shear behavior of concrete, using modified JSCE - SF6 test. The tests results are used to evaluate the energy dissipation capacity of concrete during failure or fiber reinforced concrete toughness, in terms of amount and type of fibers. With the results, it can be concluded that the addition of fibers as shear reinforcement influence significantly the ductility of concrete. The results show that the absorption energy capacity of concrete, measured by mean of absolute toughness, increase 3 times when concrete is reinforced with

  14. Resistencia a la abrasión vs. Resistencia al impacto del acero aisi 15b30, templado + revenido

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    HORACIO SIERRA RESTREPO

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Debido al bajo carbono de los aceros al boro, algunos fabricantes recomiendan el revenido como tratamiento opcional y otros sugieren que no es necesario. Puesto que los aceros al boro son muy utilizados en aplicaciones agrícolas donde tienen exigencias de desgaste e impacto, (p.ej. discos de arados, es, entonces, conveniente evaluar dichas propiedades del acero AISI 15B30 con temple y temple más revenido a diferentes temperaturas y contrastarlo con características del AISI 1030, obtenidas en condiciones similares. De los resultados obtenidos, se desprende que el revenido a 200ºC después del temple es beneficioso ya que la energía absorbida en el ensayo de impacto es el doble de la obtenida en probetas con solo temple, conservando las propiedades de dureza y resistencia a la abrasión

  15. 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; Castaño-Marín, María Luisa; Gómez-Briceño, Dolores

    2000-01-01

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

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

  16. Adverse reactions to ants other than imported fire ants.

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    Klotz, John H; deShazo, Richard D; Pinnas, Jacob L; Frishman, Austin M; Schmidt, Justin O; Suiter, Daniel R; Price, Gary W; Klotz, Stephen A

    2005-11-01

    To identify ants other than Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri reported to cause adverse reactions in humans. We conducted a literature review to identify reports of medical reactions to ants other than S. invicta and S. richteri. Our review of medical and entomological literature on stinging ants was generated from MEDLINE and FORMIS, respectively, using the key words stinging ants and ant stings. The search was limited to articles in English published from 1966 to 2004 on MEDLINE and all years on FORMIS. We also present 3 new case reports of severe reactions to stings by 2 different species of ants, Pseudomyrmex ejectus and Hypoponera punctatissima. Articles that concerned anaphylactic (IgE-mediated) or anaphylactic-like (resembling anaphylaxis but mechanism unknown) immediate reactions to ant stings or bites were included in this review. Taken together, our data demonstrate that S. invicta and S. richteri are not alone in their capability to cause serious allergic or adverse reactions. A diverse array of ant species belonging to 6 different subfamilies (Formicinae, Myrmeciinae, Ponerinae, Ectatomminae, Myrmicinae, and Pseudomyrmecinae) and 10 genera (Solenopsis, Formica, Myrmecia, Tetramorium, Pogonomyrmex, Pachycondyla, Odontomachus, Rhytidoponera, Pseudomyrmex, and Hypoponera) have now been shown to have this capability. Awareness that species other than imported fire ants may cause severe reactions should lead to more rapid evaluation and treatment and further investigation of the medical entomology of these ants.

  17. Fenómenos de corrosión galvánica en las uniones aluminio y acero

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    Domínguez Parra, Alberto

    2009-01-01

    La corrosión es un proceso de degradación de un material al interactuar con el ambiente que le rodea. El presente proyecto trata de la corrosión galvánica de aceros y fundiciones, en contacto con aleaciones de aluminio. Su experimentación se ha realizado con acero AE 275 B, y fundición EN-GS 400 12. Se utilizó lingote de aluminio A356 obtenido por colada por gravedad, y dos tipos de muestras, con y sin tratamiento térmico T6, de A 356 producidas por el procedimiento de sub-liquidus casting...

  18. Simulación numérica del hormigón reforzado con fibras de acero

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

    2011-01-01

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

  19. 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 ...

  20. "Ant-egg" cataract revisited.

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    Clemmensen, Kåre; Enghild, Jan J; Ivarsen, Anders; Riise, Ruth; Vorum, Henrik; Heegaard, Steffen

    2017-01-01

    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. "Ant-eggs" were examined using Heidelberg SPECTRALIS Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)(Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany). Ten "ant-eggs" were extracted; four of these as well as control tissue were analyzed by mass spectrometry (AB Sciex). Proteins were identified and their approximate abundances were determined. Immunohistochemical staining was carried out on the remaining "ant-eggs" for cytokeratin and S100. In anterior OCT-images, the "ant-egg" structures are localized on the iris. Comparative pictures showed that they stayed in the same location for more than 45 years. Mass spectrometry of "ant-eggs" yielded a proteome of 56 different proteins. Eighteen of the 56 "ant-egg" proteins (32 %) were neither present in our controls nor in a known fetal lens proteome. Among these were cytokeratin and Matrix-Gla protein. Immunohistochemical reactions were positive for cytokeratin and S100. This study demonstrates the previously unknown protein composition of the "ant-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.

  1. 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

  2. Caracterización de Fundentes para Molde de Colada Continua de Acero Caracterización de Fundentes para Molde de Colada Continua de Acero

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    Marissa Vargas Ramírez

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Los fundentes para molde de colada continua de acero cumplen diferentes funciones clave para obtener planchones de acero de óptima calidad. En este trabajo, se caracterizaron cuatro fundentes comerciales mediante pruebas de laboratorio (Estudio petrográfico, difracción de rayos X y microscopía electrónica de barrido con microanálisis. La caracterización indica que los fundentes están constituidos por simple mezcla mecánica de minerales utilizando feldespatos y arcillas como materiales base, que contienen SiO2, Al2O3, Na2O y en menor proporción K2O, MgO, Fe2O3 y MnO; la caliza como fuente principal de CaO, fluorita (CaF2 como fluidificante y grafito como fuente de carbono. Esta información es útil para establecer criterios de diseño para obtener fundentes con materiales disponibles en el mercado nacional.Fluxes for continuous casting mold of steel fulfill several key functions in order to produce slab steel of good quality. In this work, four commercial fluxes were characterized by laboratory tests (Petrographic study, X-ray diffraction and scanning electronic microscope with microprobe. The characterization of the commercial fluxes reveals that they are produced by simple mechanical blend of minerals, using feldspars and clays as base materials, containing SiO2, Al2O3, Na2O and in less quantity K2O, MgO, Fe2O3 y MnO; limestone as the main source of CaO, fluorspar (CaF2 used to control the viscosity and graphite as carbon source. This information is useful to establish design parameters to obtain fluxes with raw materials available in the local market. 

  3. 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...

  4. Comportamiento Mecánico de Aceros Sinterizados de Alta Densidad

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    Bris Cabrera, Jorge

    2007-01-01

    La producción de componentes sinterizados para aplicaciones estructurales ha mostrado un marcado desarrollo en los últimos años. La competitividad de las piezas pulvimetalúrgicas exige obtener componentes de mayores prestaciones a costes razonables. Es ampliamente conocido que uno de los métodos más eficaces para mejorar la respuesta mecánica de los materiales sinterizados consiste en reducir su porosidad. En este trabajo se estudia el comportamiento mecánico de un acero sinterizado de compos...

  5. Análisis del comportamiento de las chapas nervadas de acero para losas mixtas

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    Abadal Gámiz, Ignacio de; Abadal Gámiz, Santiago de

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    Premi al millor Projecte de Fi de Carrera presentat durant el curs 2003-2004 en l'àmbit de Logística/Estructures que atorga MECALUX El objetivo principal de este proyecto es analizar el comportamiento de las chapas nervadas de acero para losas mixtas, con especial interés en el deslizamiento que aparece entre la chapa y el hormigón. El estudio se divide en tres ramas principales: • Análisis de los datos obtenidos en ensayos de flexión de losas mixtas enteras mediante el uso ...

  6. 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.

  7. El agrietamiento inducido por hidrógeno (HIC) en soldaduras de aceros

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    GIRALDO BARRADA, JORGE ENRIQUE

    1999-01-01

    EI agrietamiento inducido por hidrógeno (HIC) en soldaduras de elementos de acero efectuadas con procesos por fusión, representa el problema tecnológico mas común encontrado en construcciones soldadas. En vista de su ocurrencia y de la gran cantidad de pérdidas que se han presentado como consecuencia de este tipo de agrietamiento, también conocido con el nombre de agrietamiento en frío, es un tema que se ha desarrollado ampliamente tanto en el ámbito de la investigación como a nivel tecnológi...

  8. VISIÓN ESTRATÉGICA DE LA INDUSTRIA MINERA DE HIERRO Y EL ACERO DE VENEZUELA

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    Juan Enrique Villalva A; Miguel Núñez; José María Fernández

    2016-01-01

    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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Ants, rodents and seed predation in Proteaceae

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    . Saasveld Forestry Research Centre, George. Many species of Cape Proteaceae have seeds dispersed by ants. Ants may reduce seed predation by rapidly transporting and burying seeds in their nests. Three field experiments using ant and ...

  15. Army Ants as Research and Collection Tools

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    Smith, Adrian A.; Haight, Kevin L.

    2008-01-01

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

  16. Comportamiento de vigas de sección compuesta con perfiles de acero laminado y losa de concreto empleando conectores de cortante tipo tornillo grado dos (2)

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    García Zamora, Alejandro; Molina Herrera, Maritzabel

    2008-01-01

    ... de diseño que rigen el comportamiento de las vigas compuestas de perfiles de acero y losa de concreto empleando conectores de cortante tipo tornillo, dado que para esta clase de conector no existe un estudio...

  17. Hospitales seguros ante desastres

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    Celso Vladimir Bambaren Alatrista

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Entre 1982 a 2005 se registraron daños en 1 143 establecimientos de salud en el Perú, generalmente debido a sismos, lluvias e inundaciones. Los daños en los servicios de salud producen la interrupción de la atención de la población y de los programas de salud, así como generan un gran gasto para la rehabilitación y reconstrucción. Por ello, se requiere proteger a los establecimientos de salud y desarrollar una política de hospitales seguros ante desastres que incluya medidas para prevenir o reducción de la vulnerabilidad estructural, no estructural y funcional en los nuevos establecimientos y en los existentes.(Rev Med Hered 2007;18:149-154.

  18. Pest repellent properties of ant pheromones

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    Offenberg, Joachim

    2012-01-01

    of ant pheromones may be sufficient to repel pest insects from ant territories. The study of ant semiochemicals is in its infancy, yet, evidence for their potential use in pest management is starting to build up. Pheromones from four of five tested ant species have been shown to deter herbivorous insect...... 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...... prey and competing ant species are also deterred by ant deposits, whereas ant symbionts may be attracted to them. Based on these promising initial findings, it seems advisable to further elucidate the signaling properties of ant pheromones and to test and develop their use in future pest management....

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. Dynamics of fire ant aggregations

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

    Fire ant aggregations are an inherently active system. Each ant harvests its own energy and can convert it into motion. The motion of individual ants contributes non-trivially to the bulk material properties of the aggregation. We have measured some of these properties using plate-plate rheology, where the response to an applied external force or deformation is measured. In this talk, we will present data pertaining to the aggregation behavior in the absence of any external force. We quantify the aggregation dynamics by monitoring the rotation of the top plate and by measuring the normal force. We then compare the results with visualizations of 2D aggregations.

  2. 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.

  3. Exploitation and interference competition between the invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, and native ant species.

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    Human, Kathleen G; Gordon, Deborah M

    1996-02-01

    Interactions between the invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, and native ant species were studied in a 450-ha biological reserve in northern California. Along the edges of the invasion, the presence of Argentine ants significantly reduced the foraging success of native ant species, and vice versa. Argentine ants were consistently better than native ants at exploiting food sources: Argentine ants found and recruited to bait more consistently and in higher numbers than native ant species, and they foraged for longer periods throughout the day. Native ants and Argentine ants frequently fought when they recruited to the same bait, and native ant species were displaced from bait during 60% of these encounters. In introduction experiments, Argentine ants interfered with the foraging of native ant species, and prevented the establishment of new colonies of native ant species by preying upon winged native ant queens. The Argentine ants' range within the preserve expanded by 12 ha between May 1993 and May 1994, and 13 between September 1993 and September 1994, with a corresponding reduction of the range of native ant species. Although some native ants persist locally at the edges of the invasion of Argentine ants, most eventually disappear from invaded areas. Both interference and exploitation competition appear to be important in the displacement of native ant species from areas invaded by Argentine ants.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Termites, hemimetabolous diploid white ants?

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    Korb Judith

    2008-01-01

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

  7. 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.

  8. Planning with ants

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    Alberto Viseras

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Rapidly exploring random trees (RRTs have been proven to be efficient for planning in environments populated with obstacles. These methods perform a uniform sampling of the state space, which is needed to guarantee the algorithm’s completeness but does not necessarily lead to the most efficient solution. In previous works it has been shown that the use of heuristics to modify the sampling strategy could incur an improvement in the algorithm performance. However, these heuristics only apply to solve the shortest path-planning problem. Here we propose a framework that allows us to incorporate arbitrary heuristics to modify the sampling strategy according to the user requirements. This framework is based on ‘learning from experience’. Specifically, we introduce a utility function that takes the contribution of the samples to the tree construction into account; sampling at locations of increased utility then becomes more frequent. The idea is realized by introducing an ant colony optimization concept in the RRT/RRT* algorithm and defining a novel utility function that permits trading off exploitation versus exploration of the state space. We also extend the algorithm to allow an anytime implementation. The scheme is validated with three scenarios: one populated with multiple rectangular obstacles, one consisting of a single narrow passage and a maze-like environment. We evaluate its performance in terms of the cost and time to find the first path, and in terms of the evolution of the path quality with the number of iterations. It is shown that the proposed algorithm greatly outperforms state-of-the-art RRT and RRT* algorithms.

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

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    Alan Andersen

    1997-06-01

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

  10. 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.

  11. Níquel en alimentos y factores influyentes en sus niveles, ingesta, biodisponibilidad y toxicidad: una revisión

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    Olivares Arias, V; Valverde Som, L; Quiros Rodríguez, V; García Romero, R; Muñoz, N; Navarro Alarcón, M; Cabrera Vique, C

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    .... Los utensilios de acero inoxidable y de cerámica pueden ser fuentes importantes en función de factores como temperatura, pH, tiempo de contacto, tipo de alimento, procesado tecnológico, etc...

  12. Efeito do Nióbio na Microestrutura e nas Propriedades Mecânicas do Aço Inoxidável Superduplex Fundido SEW 410 W.Nr. 1.4517

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    Sergio Mazzer Rossitti

    2000-01-01

    A produção economicamente viável dos aços inoxidáveis duplex, pressupõe a utilização de sucatas e retornos de ligas contendo altos teores de elementos como Cr, Ni e Mo. O aproveitamento destes materiais pode entretanto, introduzir na composição química outros elementos não previstos pela norma do material sendo produzido. Este trabalho estudou a influência do Nb na microestrutura e nas propriedades mecânicas do aço inoxidável superduplex fundido SEW 410 W. Nr. 1.4517, bem como sobre as etapas...

  13. Resistência a corrosão da camada martensitica formada na superfície do aço inoxidável ferrítico 409 tratado por SHTPN

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    Assumpção, Roberto Luís de

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    Os aços inoxidáveis são amplamente utilizados nas indústrias químicas, petroquímicas, nucleares, de geração de energia, biomédica e de processamento de alimentos. Em geral os aços inoxidáveis apresentam boa resistência à corrosão, entretanto a aplicabilidade destes aços pode ser restringida pela dureza ou pela resistência a corrosão. Usualmente os aços de alta resistência e dureza apresentam elevados teores de carbono, apresentando uma estrutura martensítica, com consequente redução da resist...

  14. 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...... crops, and lastly, (iii) ant waste products deposited ias anal spots contain urea that may be taken up by plant leaves and in this way fertilize ant-plants. On top of chemical services, weaver ants have been shown to reduce plant disease incidence via competitive exclusion of other ant species because...

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

  16. Macroevolutionary assembly of ant/plant symbioses: Pseudomyrmex ants and their ant-housing plants in the Neotropics.

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    Chomicki, Guillaume; Ward, Philip S; Renner, Susanne S

    2015-11-22

    Symbioses include some of the clearest cases of coevolution, but their origin, loss or reassembly with different partners can rarely be inferred. Here we use ant/plant symbioses involving three plant clades to investigate the evolution of symbioses. We generated phylogenies for the big-eyed arboreal ants (Pseudomyrmecinae), including 72% of their 286 species, as well as for five of their plant host groups, in each case sampling more than 61% of the species. We show that the ant-housing Vachellia (Mimosoideae) clade and its ants co-diversified for the past 5 Ma, with some species additionally colonized by younger plant-nesting ant species, some parasitic. An apparent co-radiation of ants and Tachigali (Caesalpinioideae) was followed by waves of colonization by the same ant clade, and subsequent occupation by a younger ant group. Wide crown and stem age differences between the ant-housing genus Triplaris (Polygonaceae) and its obligate ant inhabitants, and stochastic trait mapping, indicate that its domatium evolved earlier than the ants now occupying it, suggesting previous symbioses that dissolved. Parasitic ant species evolved from generalists, not from mutualists, and are younger than the mutualistic systems they parasitize. Our study illuminates the macroevolutionary assembly of ant/plant symbioses, which has been highly dynamic, even in very specialized systems. © 2015 The Author(s).

  17. Do aphids actively search for ant partners?

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    Fischer, Christophe Y; Vanderplanck, Maryse; Lognay, Georges C; Detrain, Claire; Verheggen, François J

    2015-04-01

    The aphid-ant mutualistic relationships are not necessarily obligate for neither partners but evidence is that such interactions provide them strong advantages in terms of global fitness. While it is largely assumed that ants actively search for their mutualistic partners namely using volatile cues; whether winged aphids (i.e., aphids' most mobile form) are able to select ant-frequented areas had not been investigated so far. Ant-frequented sites would indeed offer several advantages for these aphids including a lower predation pressure through ant presence and enhanced chances of establishing mutuaslistic interactions with neighbor ant colonies. In the field, aphid colonies are often observed in higher densities around ant nests, which is probably linked to a better survival ensured by ants' services. Nevertheless, this could also result from a preferential establishment of winged aphids in ant-frequented areas. We tested this last hypothesis through different ethological assays and show that the facultative myrmecophilous black bean aphid, Aphis fabae L., does not orientate its search for a host plant preferentially toward ant-frequented plants. However, our results suggest that ants reduce the number of winged aphids leaving the newly colonized plant. Thus, ants involved in facultative myrmecophilous interactions with aphids appear to contribute to structure aphid populations in the field by ensuring a better establishment and survival of newly established colonies rather than by inducing a deliberate plant selection by aphid partners based on the proximity of ant colonies. © 2014 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  18. Roadside Survey of Ants on Oahu, Hawaii.

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    Tong, Reina L; Grace, J Kenneth; Krushelnycky, Paul D; Spafford, Helen

    2018-02-11

    Hawaii is home to over 60 ant species, including five of the six most damaging invasive ants. Although there have been many surveys of ants in Hawaii, the last island-wide hand-collection survey of ants on Oahu was conducted in 1988-1994. In 2012, a timed hand-collection of ants was made at 44 sites in a systematic, roadside survey throughout Oahu. Ants were identified and species distribution in relation to elevation, precipitation and soil type was analyzed. To assess possible convenience sampling bias, 15 additional sites were sampled further from roads to compare with the samples near roads. Twenty-four species of ants were found and mapped; Pheidole megacephala (F.), Ochetellus glaber (Mayr), and Technomyrmex difficilis Forel were the most frequently encountered ants. For six ant species, a logistic regression was performed with elevation, average annual precipitation, and soil order as explanatory variables. O. glaber was found in areas with lower precipitation around Oahu. Paratrechina longicornis (Latrielle) and Tetramorium simillimum (Smith, F.) were found more often in lower elevations and in areas with the Mollisol soil order. Elevation, precipitation, and soil type were not significant sources of variation for P. megacephala, Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery, and T. difficilis . P. megacephala was associated with fewer mean numbers of ants where it occurred. Ant assemblages near and far from roads did not significantly differ. Many species of ants remain established on Oahu, and recent invaders are spreading throughout the island. Mapping ant distributions contributes to continued documentation and understanding of these pests.

  19. 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

  20. Modelado de Control de Nivel en Molde para Vaciado Continuo de Palanquillas de Acero

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    Guillermo González Yero

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este trabajo presenta un modelo del sistema de control de nivel en molde de una máquina de vaciado continuo de palanquillas de acero. El objetivo fue realizar el modelado de cada elemento del sistema incluyendo las perturbaciones y transformaciones de la planta que más afectan la calidad del control. Se obtuvo y validó un modelo aproximado, utilizando leyes físicas, la identificación experimental mediante señales especiales e identificación paramétrica fuera de línea. En el modelo se incluyen de forma explícita los fenómenos de obstrucción y erosión en la válvula, que tienen una incidencia significativa en el funcionamiento de la planta. Para el servosistema hidráulico de la instalación se logró un modelo de caja gris que contribuye a un mejor entendimiento del comportamiento del proceso y a evaluar la incidencia de una implementación multifrecuencia bajo esquema convencional. Con el modelo obtenido es posible estudiar la operación del sistema a escala de simulación y la efectividad de soluciones de control avanzadas. El trabajo desarrollado es parte de un proceso de I+D que en el transcurso de más de 10 años ha contribuido a que en la acería donde se realiza la investigación, exista un sistema de control de nivel en molde que tiene impacto positivo sobre la calidad del acero producido. Abstract: This paper presents a model of system for the mould level control in a continuous casting machine for steel billets. The objective was to carry out the modeling of each element of the system including disturbances and transformations of the plant that affect the quality of control in the installation study object. It was obtained and validated an approximate model of the control system using physical laws governing the same one, experimental identification by special signals and parametric identification off- line. The model explicitly includes the phenomena of obstruction and erosion of the valve which have a

  1. 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...

  2. Análisis termodinámico de la descarburación de aceros

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    Gómez-Acebo, T.

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available It is necessary to study both the equilibrium and the kinetics of gas-solid reaction in order to control the carbon content of powder metallurgy steels during sintering. In this paper a thermodynamic study is given. Several atmospheres are used in industrial practice, that can contain CO, CO2, CH4 or H2. With the aid of powerful software for thermodynamic calculations as Thermo-Calc, it is possible to do estimations of complex equilibria. It has been proved that representations of the phase diagram of a steel in the potentials space carbon activity vs. 1/T can help to select gas atmospheres. Here both a graphical and an analytical method are presented for calculating carbon activity as a function of the partial pressures ratios p(CO/ p(CO2 and p(CH4/p(H2. As an example, the decarburation control in pure iron and in certain Fe-Cu and Fe-Cr alloys is studied.

    El control del contenido en carbono en aceros pulvimetalúrgicos durante el tratamiento de sinterización requiere plantear el equilibrio y la cinética de la reacción del metal con la fase gaseosa. En este artículo se aborda el estudio termodinámico. En la práctica industrial se suelen emplear diferentes atmósferas, que pueden contener CO, CO2, CH4 ó H2. Con ayuda de programas de cálculos termodinámicos como Thermo-Calc, es posible realizar estimaciones complejas de equilibrio. Se ha comprobado que la representación del diagrama de fases de un acero en el espacio de coordenadas potenciales actividad de carbono frente a 1/T facilita la selección de las atmósferas gaseosas de reacción. Se presenta también el modo de calcular analítica y gráficamente la actividad de carbono en función de la relación de presiones parciales p(CO/p(CO2 y p(CH4/ p(H2. Como ejemplo, se ha estudiado el control de la descarburación en el hierro puro y en las aleaciones Fe-Cu y Fe-Cr.

  3. 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

  4. Lycaenid Caterpillar Secretions Manipulate Attendant Ant Behavior

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    Hojo, Masaru K; Pierce, Naomi E; Tsuji, Kazuki

    2015-01-01

    .... We show here novel effects of insect exocrine secretions produced by caterpillars in modulating the behavior of attendant ants in the food-for-defense interaction between lycaenid butterflies and ants...

  5. 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

    2010-01-01

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

  6. Do aphids actively search for ant partners?

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    Fischer, Christophe; Vanderplanck, Maryse; Lognay, Georges; Detrain, Claire; Verheggen, François

    2015-01-01

    The aphid–ant mutualistic relationships are not necessarily obligate for neither partners but evidence is that such interactions provide them strong advantages in terms of global fitness. While it is largely assumed that ants actively search for their mutualistic partners namely using volatile cues; whether winged aphids (i.e. aphids’ most mobile form) are able to select ant-frequented areas had not been investigated so far. Ant-frequented sites would indeed offer several advantages for these...

  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. ANT: A decade of interfering with tourism

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    Duim, van der V.R.; Ren, C.; Johannesson, G.T.

    2017-01-01

    Ten years ago actor-network theory (ANT) entered this journal. To illustrate how the relational ontology and sensibilities of ANT lend themselves to particular kinds of research, we first interrogate the main controversies as a way to open up and discuss the main premises of ANT. These debates

  9. Active anting in the Puerto Rican tanager

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    King, W.B.; Kepler, C.B.

    1970-01-01

    Anting, a bird’s intentional exposure of its body surface to chemical substances secreted by ants or other agents, has been recorded in over 20 species of birds of 40 families, mostly within the order Passeriformes. Our observations of anting in the Puerto Rico tanager (Neospingus speculiferus) extend the phenomenon to a new genus and the 14th species of the Thraupidae.

  10. Termites, hemimetabolous diploid white ants?

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    Korb Judith

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Ants and termites are the most abundant animals on earth. Their ecological success is attributed to their social life. They live in colonies consisting of few reproducing individuals, while the large majority of colony members (workers/soldiers forego reproduction at least temporarilly. Despite their apparent resemblance in social organisation, both groups evolved social life independently. Termites are basically social cockroaches, while ants evolved from predatory wasps. In this review, I will concentrate on termites with an ancestral life type, the wood-dwelling termites, to compare them with ants. Their different ancestries provided both groups with different life history pre-adaptations for social evolution. Like their closest relatives, the woodroaches, wood-dwelling termites live inside their food, a piece of wood. Thus, intensive costly food provisioning of their young is not necessary, especially as young instars are rather independent due to their hemimetabolous development. In contrast, ants are progressive food provisioners which have to care intensively for their helpless brood. Corresponding to the precocial – altricial analogy, helping by workers is selected in ants, while new evidence suggests that wood-dwelling termite workers are less engaged in brood care. Rather they seem to stay in the nest because there is generally low selection for dispersal. The nest presents a safe haven with no local resource competition as long as food is abundant (which is generally the case, while founding a new colony is very risky. Despite these differences between ants and termites, their common dwelling life style resulted in convergent evolution, especially winglessness, that probably accounts for the striking similarity between both groups. In ants, all workers are wingless and winglessness in sexuals evolved in several taxa as a derived trait. In wood-dwelling termites, workers are by default wingless as they are immatures. These

  11. Termites, hemimetabolous diploid white ants?

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    Korb, Judith

    2008-09-29

    Ants and termites are the most abundant animals on earth. Their ecological success is attributed to their social life. They live in colonies consisting of few reproducing individuals, while the large majority of colony members (workers/soldiers) forego reproduction at least temporarilly. Despite their apparent resemblance in social organisation, both groups evolved social life independently. Termites are basically social cockroaches, while ants evolved from predatory wasps. In this review, I will concentrate on termites with an ancestral life type, the wood-dwelling termites, to compare them with ants. Their different ancestries provided both groups with different life history pre-adaptations for social evolution. Like their closest relatives, the woodroaches, wood-dwelling termites live inside their food, a piece of wood. Thus, intensive costly food provisioning of their young is not necessary, especially as young instars are rather independent due to their hemimetabolous development. In contrast, ants are progressive food provisioners which have to care intensively for their helpless brood. Corresponding to the precocial - altricial analogy, helping by workers is selected in ants, while new evidence suggests that wood-dwelling termite workers are less engaged in brood care. Rather they seem to stay in the nest because there is generally low selection for dispersal. The nest presents a safe haven with no local resource competition as long as food is abundant (which is generally the case), while founding a new colony is very risky. Despite these differences between ants and termites, their common dwelling life style resulted in convergent evolution, especially winglessness, that probably accounts for the striking similarity between both groups. In ants, all workers are wingless and winglessness in sexuals evolved in several taxa as a derived trait. In wood-dwelling termites, workers are by default wingless as they are immatures. These immatures can develop into

  12. Foliar uptake of nitrogen from ant fecal droplets: an overlooked service to ant plants

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    Pinkalski, Christian Alexander Stidsen; Jensen, Karl-Martin Vagn; Damgaard, Christian Frølund

    2017-01-01

    1. Nutrient supplies to plants from ants are well known from specialised myrmecophytic symbioses and from plants growing in soil close to ant nests. However, above ground nutrient pathways may play a hitherto largely unrecognised role also in less specialised ant-plant interactions – the numerous...... facultative relationships, where ants forage on plants. 2. In a laboratory setupexperiment, weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) were confined to the canopies of coffee (Coffea arabica) seedlings, excluding any ant-to-plant transfer of nutrients via the soil strata. When ants were fed 15N-labelled glycine...... and subsequently deposited fecal droplets on the seedlings, coffee leaves showed increased levels of 15N and total N compared to control plants without ants. This was evident for both exposed leaves and leaves covered in plastic bags (i.e. not directly exposed to ants). Thus, N from ant excretions was absorbed...

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

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    González de Prado, Alberto

    2012-01-01

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

  14. Métodos electroquímicos semicuantitativos de estudio de lo corrosión por picaduras del acero para armaduras de hormigón

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    Andrade Perdrix, M. C.

    1977-12-01

    Full Text Available El acero embebido en el hormigón se encuentra sometido a un medio de elevada alcalinidad (pH comprendido entre 12 y 13, debido a la cal libre, a los álcalis que contiene el cemento, y al Ca(0H2 que se forma durante la hidratación de los silicatos. En esta situación, el acero se halla recubierto por una capa de óxidos e hidróxidos estables que lo mantienen pasivado, interponiendo una barrera entre él y los agentes agresivos.

  15. Estudio sobre la influencia del cloruro sódico e hidróxido cálcico en la corrosión de acero corrugado

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    Moritz Rubén Hoffmann, Julián

    2013-01-01

    Los objetivos de este PFC son: 1. Inicialmente se trata de desarrollar un método de ensayo que permita identificar y cuantificar los efectos que determinadas variables del entorno tienen en la corrosión del acero. 2. Establecer un método de cuantificación de la corrosión que permita comparar numéricamente los resultados obtenidos por el método de ensayo desarrollado. 3. Aplicar los métodos desarrollados para cuantificar la influencia del cloruro sódico sobre la corrosión del acero. 4...

  16. Desarrollo experimental a escala de plana piloto de un acero ferrítico/martensítico de activación reducida (RAFM):ASTURFER

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    Morán de Vega, Ana

    2016-01-01

    Se ha llevado a cabo el desarrollo experimental y el proceso de optimización de un acero ferrítico- martensítico de activación reducida (RAFM) a escala de planta piloto, con una composición química y propiedades metalúrgicas muy próximas a las del acero Eurofer, principal candidato para la fabricación de los módulos de ensayo del blanket (TBM) y los breeding blankets (envotura regeneradora) de la primera fase de operación del reactor de fusión nuclear DEMO. Utilizando una planta piloto ...

  17. Diseño y simulación de una máquina para desenrollar bobinas de acero hasta cuatro toneladas de peso

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    Paucar Gualotuña, Alexander Giovanni

    2010-01-01

    El presente proyecto de diseño de una máquina para desenrollar bobinas de acero hasta cuatro toneladas de peso, tiene como objetivo mejorar parte de la producción que se realizan en pequeñas y medianas industrias que utilizan bobinas de distintos materiales como materia prima. Uno de los principales inconvenientes existentes en las industrias es la obtención del material en planchas cortadas a medida. El material de acero viene en bobinas por lo que es necesario desenrollarl...

  18. Influencia de la termodependencia de las propiedades físicas del acero en la simulación por elementos finitos del proceso de soldadura

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    Félix Ramos Morales

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se desarrolló un modelo de elementos finitos para simular la unión a tope, con electrodo E 7018 de 3,2 mm de diámetro, de dos placas de acero con bajo contenido de carbono y baja aleación. Adicionalmente, se estudia la influencia sobre la distribución de temperaturas en la placa al considerar la termo-dependencia de diferentes propiedades físicas del acero (conductividad térmica y calor específico.

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

  20. La técnica de la disolución selectiva de los constituyentes del acero por medios electrolíticos

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    Moy Vargas, Jairo

    1981-01-01

    Mediante la disolución electrolítica selectiva de la matriz ferrítica en aceros y fundiciones, se observan la distribución espacial y la forma de los compuestos no metálicos que han quedado en relieve como las inclusiones de sulfuros y silicatos en los aceros, y el grafito en las fundiciones nodulares. Esta cbservación se lleva a cabo mediante el microscopio electrónico de barrido y el microscopio óptico, permitiéndose apreciar los alcances de cada uno de estos medios de observación....

  1. Moldeo por inyección del acero rápido M2

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    Ruiz-Román, J. M.

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this work is to study the feasibility of Powder Injection Molding in order to obtain M2 High Speed Steels with higher performances than those obtained by conventional P/M. With this object trials have been carried out in order to optimize all the process steps (mixing, injection, debinding and sintering, and to evaluate the mechanical properties (hardness and transverse tensile strengh of the manufactured M2 HSS sample.

    Se estudia la viabilidad de la tecnología de Moldeo por Inyección de Polvos (MIM en la fabricación con acero rápido M2 a fin de obtener componentes de este material de prestaciones superiores a las que se consiguen mediante métodos convencionales pulvimetalúrgicos. Los ensayos realizados se han dirigido a optimizar los parámetros de la eliminación del ligante y de la sinterización, con objeto de controlar el contenido de carbono y la densidad final de las piezas, así como evitar la aparición de los defectos típicos de esta tecnología.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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....

  5. 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....

  6. 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.

  7. Methods for Casting Subterranean Ant Nests

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    Tschinkel, Walter R.

    2010-01-01

    The study of subterranean ant nests has been impeded by the difficulty of rendering their structures in visible form. Here, several different casting materials are shown to make perfect casts of the underground nests of ants. Each material (dental plaster, paraffin wax, aluminum, zinc) has advantages and limitations, which are discussed. Some of the materials allow the recovery of the ants entombed in the casts, allowing a census of the ants to be connected with features of their nest architecture. The necessary equipment and procedures are described in the hope that more researchers will study this very important aspect of ant natural history. PMID:20673073

  8. Tropical annual cropping systems: Ant ecology

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    Carroll, C. Ronald; Risch, Stephen J.

    1983-01-01

    The ecological role of ants in tropical annual cropping systems is discussed in general and with respect to a specific Mexican agroecosystem Generally, the potential positive contributions of ants to crop yields result from their impact on soil structure, nutrient cycling, and reduction of insect and weed pests In annual wet lowland fields in eastern Mexico, the ant community is simple and dominated by the aggressive fire ant, Solenopsis geminata. The influence of vegetation structure and composition on the ant community and, specifically, on the foraging behavior of S geminata is discussed

  9. 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

  10. Prevention of anaphylaxis with ant venom immunotherapy.

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    Brown, Simon G A; Heddle, Robert J

    2003-12-01

    Worldwide, eight genera of ants have been associated with sting allergy. Until recently only whole ant body extracts have been used for immunotherapy. The purpose of this review is to examine recent advances in the understanding of ant venom allergy and treatment using venom immunotherapy. Public health problems due to severe ant sting anaphylaxis are not confined to the imported fire ant of North America. Pachycondyla sennaarensis (samsum ant), Pachycondyla chinensis, and Myrmecia pilosula (jack jumper ant) also appear to pose notable threats. The risk to humans from a particular species probably depends on complex interactions between likelihood of human contact, insect aggression, efficiency of the venom delivery apparatus, and venom allergenicity. The highest population prevalence of clinical ant sting allergy so far (3.0%) was reported from south-eastern Australia, due mainly to M. pilosula. Prospective follow-up of untreated people suggests that those older than 30 years with a history of severe reactions (respiratory compromise or hypotension) will benefit most from venom immunotherapy. Whereas the efficacy of ant whole body extract immunotherapy remains to be proven, ant venom immunotherapy has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of systemic reactions to M. pilosula from 72% to 3%. Although a simple method of venom extraction has been developed, small market size means that the treatment may never become widely available. Ant venom immunotherapy is feasible and highly efficacious. However, the limited geographical distribution of each species presents a major challenge to making venom extracts available for clinical use.

  11. Estudio de los riesgos para la salud asociados a la construcción naval con acero y aluminio

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    Fuentes Sánchez, María del Mar

    2017-01-01

    A lo largo de los años, la construcción naval ha experimentado grandes cambios debido a los avances tecnológicos que se han producido. Éstos han permitido la aparición de un gran número de nuevos materiales de construcción, como por ejemplo el acero, aluminio, los materiales compuestos, entre otros. Estos materiales están destinados principalmente a la construcción de cascos, superestructuras u otras zonas del buque. La elección del material durante la fase de diseño del buque presenta una gr...

  12. La reutilización del acero: opción sostenible para la edificación

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    Silva Vidal, Alvaro Luis

    2015-01-01

    [CASTELLÀ] El objetivo del presente trabajo desarrolla un proceso sostenible en la edificación, la reutilización, el cual permite un ahorro energético y de materias primas del acero, posibilitando menos emisiones de CO2. Con un enfoque teórico definiendo distintas clases y niveles de reutilización, analizando las diferencias con el reciclado y la rehabilitación, apoyados en ejemplos de aplicación. Además de comprender la lógica de la construcción que permite y alienta a la reutilización de...

  13. El Conflicto del acero entre los Estados Unidos de América y la Comunidad Europea

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    Otero García-Castrillón, Carmen

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta una aproximación técnico-jurídica al conflicto comercial del acero entre la CE y los EE.UU., centrado en las medidas de salvaguardia. No obstante, las diferencias se extienden a la imposición de derechos compensatorios y de derechos antidumping, por lo que un rápido acercamiento a las acciones en materia de subvenciones y de dumping, puede contribuir a proporcionar una visión más completa de la llamada “guerra del acero”.

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

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    Ferrari, B.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available The development of new coating processes has important limitations related to the films thickness and the geometry of the coating substrates. In this work, two colloidal forming processes are proposed for manufacturing ceramic and metallic coatings on the inner surface of a steel pipe. Ceramic coatings of CaCO3 have been formed by electrophoretic deposition (EPD. Aqueous stable suspensions were prepared and a electrophoretic cell was designed, in which the steel tube to be coated acted simultaneously as container and working electrode. Nickel films were prepared by filling the pipe with the suspension and rotating to fully wet the steel surface. Nickel suspensions were formulated focusing an improved wettability and adherence to the steel surface by using binders. From these processes, ceramic and metallic coatings with 300- 350 μm in thickness, homogeneous and strongly adhered to the inner surface of the steel pipe have been obtained.

    El desarrollo de las tecnologías de fabricación de recubrimientos presenta importantes limitaciones relativas a los espesores de las capas fabricadas y a la geometría de los substratos a recubrir. En este trabajo se proponen dos procesos de conformado coloidal de revestimientos cerámicos y metálicos en la cara interna de un tubo de acero. El revestimiento cerámico (CaCO3 se ha conformado por deposición electroforética (EPD. Para ello se han preparado suspensiones estables de CaCO3 en agua, y se ha diseñado una célula electroforética en la que el tubo es a la vez el contenedor y el electrodo de trabajo. El revestimiento metálico (níquel se ha fabricado por vertido de una suspensión estable sobre el propio tubo de acero. Para ello se han acondicionado las suspensiones con el objetivo de mejorar el mojado y la adherencia sobre el acero. A partir de los procesos de EPD y vertido se han obtenido revestimientos cerámicos y metálicos, respectivamente, con espesores de 300-350 μm, homogéneos y

  15. 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.

  16. Automatización del proceso de curvado de flejes de acero para el conformado de sierras de corona

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    Guerrero González, Edgar

    2004-01-01

    El documento que se presenta a continuación es la Memoria del Proyecto de Final de Carrera titulado “Automatización del curvado de flejes de acero para el conformado de sierras de corona”. Proyecto solicitado por la empresa SAEGEN IBERICA, dedicada a la fabricación de coronas de sierra entre otros productos, y motivada por la incapacidad de su sistema productivo y de los procesos existentes, de alcanzar la calidad y la producción exigidas por el mercado. El proyecto queda enmarcado d...

  17. Modelo no lineal en elementos finitos para muros livianos con entramados de acero sujetos a carga lateral

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    Carlos Andrés Gaviria M.; Aydée Patricia Guerrero Z.; Peter Thomson R.

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    En este artículo se presentan los resultados de una investigación que tuvo como propósito modelar con elementos finitos el comportamiento a cargas laterales de los muros livianos compuestos de un entramado típico de acero para diferentes materiales de revestimiento. Se inició con la recopilación de información de ensayos de caracterización en los elementos del muro y las conexiones entre estos, a partir de esta información y la investigación realizada por [1] se construyó un modelo de element...

  18. Ant allergy in Asia and Australia.

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    Shek, Lynette Pei-Chi; Ngiam, Nicola Siew Pei; Lee, Bee-Wah

    2004-08-01

    Anaphylaxis due to ant sting is increasingly being recognized as a significant problem. Severe allergic reactions to ants are well described in the south-eastern United States, but have only been recognized in recent years as being important in other parts of the world. There are many different ant species and their distribution around the world varies. The purpose of this review is to familiarize the reader with the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of ant allergy in Asia and Australia. In Korea, allergy to Pachycondyla chinensis (subfamily Ponerinae) has been well described. In an ant-endemic area, sensitization was 23%, with about 1% having anaphylactic reactions. There were at least eight IgE-binding proteins in P. chinensis venom, with 1 major allergen binding 85% of patient sera. P. chinensis venom was also found to be possibly crossreactive with bee venom, but not with imported-fire-ant venom. In Australia, anaphylactic reactions to ant stings are usually caused by the 'jack jumper' ant (Myrmecia pilosula) or the bull ant (Myrmecia pyriformis). A recent study showed promising results for immunotherapy with M. pilosula venom. There have been reports of stings by other ant species in Asia and Australia, but these reports are few and sporadic. The study of ant allergy in Asia is in its infancy. Clinicians in Asia need to be aware of ant stings as a cause of severe allergic reactions. Certain species that cause allergic reactions are unique to Asia and Australia and deserve further research. The allergens in the venom of the different ant species need to be identified. We should aim for improved understanding of the epidemiology of ant-sting anaphylaxis, formulation of better diagnostic tests and possibly the introduction of immunotherapeutic strategies.

  19. ANT, tourism and situated globality

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

    2015-01-01

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

  20. Comportamiento a la corrosión atmosférica marina de aceros autopatinables con estructura ferrítico perlítica y ferrítico martensítica

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    Artigas, Alfredo; Bustos, Oscar; Sipos, Konstantin; Garza-Montes-de-Oca, Nelson F.; Monsalve, Alberto; Mena, Juan; Seco, Rodrigo

    2015-01-01

    RESUMENLa industria del acero se encuentra constantemente enfrentada al desafío del desarrollo de nuevos y mejores aceros para diversas necesidades, tales como la necesidad de aceros estructurales con mayor resistencia a la corrosión marina que los que existen en la actualidad, y que además posean una mayor resistencia mecánica. Por ello y en pos de lo anteriormente expuesto es evidente que, investigar en forma sistemática tanto la influencia de los elementos aleantes, como las variables del ...

  1. EMC anténa

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    Tenora, Jan

    2016-01-01

    Cílem této diplomové práce bylo navrhnout anténu pracující ve frekvenčním pásmu 30 MHz až 1 GHz. Navržená bikónická anténa vyžaduje ke správné funkci symetrické napájení, proto bylo dále nutné navrhnout vhodný symetrizační člen sestavený z diskrétních součástek. Navržená anténa byla také zkonstruována a měřením byl ověřen její činitel odrazu na vstupu, zisk a směrové charakteristiky. Tato diplomová práce dále obsahuje seznámení čtenáře s principy měření úrovně rušivých signálů v oblasti EMC p...

  2. Ant-plant mutualism: a dietary by-product of a tropical ant's macronutrient requirements.

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    Arcila Hernández, Lina M; Sanders, Jon G; Miller, Gabriel A; Ravenscraft, Alison; Frederickson, Megan E

    2017-12-01

    Many arboreal ants depend on myrmecophytic plants for both food and shelter; in return, these ants defend their host plants against herbivores, which are often insects. Ant-plant and other mutualisms do not necessarily involve the exchange of costly rewards or services; they may instead result from by-product benefits, or positive outcomes that do not entail a cost for one or both partners. Here, we examined whether the plant-ant Allomerus octoarticulatus pays a short-term cost to defend their host plants against herbivores, or whether plant defense is a by-product benefit of ant foraging for insect prey. Because the food offered by ant-plants is usually nitrogen-poor, arboreal ants may balance their diets by consuming insect prey or associating with microbial symbionts to acquire nitrogen, potentially shifting the costs and benefits of plant defense for the ant partner. To determine the effect of ant diet on an ant-plant mutualism, we compared the behavior, morphology, fitness, stable isotope signatures, and gaster microbiomes of A. octoarticulatus ants nesting in Cordia nodosa trees maintained for nearly a year with or without insect herbivores. At the end of the experiment, ants from herbivore exclosures preferred protein-rich baits more than ants in the control (i.e., herbivores present) treatment. Furthermore, workers in the control treatment were heavier than in the herbivore-exclusion treatment, and worker mass predicted reproductive output, suggesting that foraging for insect prey directly increased ant colony fitness. The gaster microbiome of ants was not significantly affected by the herbivore exclusion treatment. We conclude that the defensive behavior of some phytoecious ants is a by-product of their need for external protein sources; thus, the consumption of insect herbivores by ants benefits both the ant colony and the host plant. © 2017 by the Ecological Society of America.

  3. Roadside Survey of Ants on Oahu, Hawaii

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    Reina L. Tong

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    Full Text Available Hawaii is home to over 60 ant species, including five of the six most damaging invasive ants. Although there have been many surveys of ants in Hawaii, the last island-wide hand-collection survey of ants on Oahu was conducted in 1988–1994. In 2012, a timed hand-collection of ants was made at 44 sites in a systematic, roadside survey throughout Oahu. Ants were identified and species distribution in relation to elevation, precipitation and soil type was analyzed. To assess possible convenience sampling bias, 15 additional sites were sampled further from roads to compare with the samples near roads. Twenty-four species of ants were found and mapped; Pheidole megacephala (F., Ochetellus glaber (Mayr, and Technomyrmex difficilis Forel were the most frequently encountered ants. For six ant species, a logistic regression was performed with elevation, average annual precipitation, and soil order as explanatory variables. O. glaber was found in areas with lower precipitation around Oahu. Paratrechina longicornis (Latrielle and Tetramorium simillimum (Smith, F. were found more often in lower elevations and in areas with the Mollisol soil order. Elevation, precipitation, and soil type were not significant sources of variation for P. megacephala, Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery, and T. difficilis. P. megacephala was associated with fewer mean numbers of ants where it occurred. Ant assemblages near and far from roads did not significantly differ. Many species of ants remain established on Oahu, and recent invaders are spreading throughout the island. Mapping ant distributions contributes to continued documentation and understanding of these pests.

  4. Desempeño sísmico de un pórtico con disipadores de energía pasivos de placas ranuradas de acero

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    Juan Pimiento

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se evalúan dos tipos de disipadores de energía pasivos histeréticos metálicos (placas ranuradas de acero. Estos dispositivos son de bajo costo y de fácil construcción e instalación. Con ensayos en mesa vibratoria se estudió el desempeño sísmico de tres modelos estructurales: un pórtico sin disipadores de energía y dos pórticos con dos tipos de placas ranuradas de acero. Los modelos fueron instrumentados con acelerómetros, galgas extensométricas y deformímetros; y fueron sometidos a dos tipos de señales sísmicas: un sismo regional y un sismo de campo cercano. Los resultados de los ensayos de laboratorio sugieren que los pórticos con las placas ranuradas de acero tienen hasta un 90% menos de distorsión de entrepiso que el pórtico sin rehabilitación. Esto se debe a que las placas ranuradas de acero disipan una gran parte de la energía suministrada por los sismos y los daños sobre la estructura de soporte se minimizan.

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

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    Cabrera, J. M.

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    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.

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

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    DANNA GARCIA

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Romero, J. L.

    1996-06-01

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

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

  8. 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

    2009-01-15

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

  9. Ant Larval Demand Reduces Aphid Colony Growth Rates in an Ant-Aphid Interaction

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    James M. Cook

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Ants often form mutualistic interactions with aphids, soliciting honeydew in return for protective services. Under certain circumstances, however, ants will prey upon aphids. In addition, in the presence of ants aphids may increase the quantity or quality of honeydew produced, which is costly. Through these mechanisms, ant attendance can reduce aphid colony growth rates. However, it is unknown whether demand from within the ant colony can affect the ant-aphid interaction. In a factorial experiment, we tested whether the presence of larvae in Lasius niger ant colonies affected the growth rate of Aphis fabae colonies. Other explanatory variables tested were the origin of ant colonies (two separate colonies were used and previous diet (sugar only or sugar and protein. We found that the presence of larvae in the ant colony significantly reduced the growth rate of aphid colonies. Previous diet and colony origin did not affect aphid colony growth rates. Our results suggest that ant colonies balance the flow of two separate resources from aphid colonies- renewable sugars or a protein-rich meal, depending on demand from ant larvae within the nest. Aphid payoffs from the ant-aphid interaction may change on a seasonal basis, as the demand from larvae within the ant colony waxes and wanes.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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    Lina P. Gallo-Arciniegas

    2013-01-01

    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.

  13. The distribution and diversity of insular ants

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    Roura-Pascual, Núria; Sanders, Nate; Hui, Cang

    2016-01-01

    Aim: To examine the relationship between island characteristics (area, distance to the nearest continent, climate and human population size) and ant species richness, as well as the factors underlying global geographical clustering of native and exotic ant composition on islands. Location: One...... hundred and two islands from 20 island groups around the world. Methods: We used spatial linear models that consider the spatial structure of islands to examine patterns of ant species richness. We also performed modularity analyses to identify clusters of islands hosting a similar suite of species...... and constructed conditional inference trees to assess the characteristics of islands that explain the formation of these island-ant groups. Results: Island area was the best predictor of ant species richness. However, distance to the nearest continent was an important predictor of native ant species richness...

  14. Blind and myopic ants in heterogeneous networks

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    Hwang, S.; Lee, D.-S.; Kahng, B.

    2014-11-01

    The diffusion processes on complex networks may be described by different Laplacian matrices due to heterogeneous connectivity. Here we investigate the random walks of blind ants and myopic ants on heterogeneous networks: While a myopic ant hops to a neighbor node every step, a blind ant may stay or hop with probabilities that depend on node connectivity. By analyzing the trajectories of blind ants, we show that the asymptotic behaviors of both random walks are related by rescaling time and probability with node connectivity. Using this result, we show how the small eigenvalues of the Laplacian matrices generating the two random walks are related. As an application, we show how the return-to-origin probability of a myopic ant can be used to compute the scaling behaviors of the Edwards-Wilkinson model, a representative model of load balancing on networks.

  15. "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.

  16. Avaliação da soldagem multipasse de chapas espessas de aços inoxidáveis lean duplex UNS S32304 soldadas pelos processos SMAW, GMAW e FCAW -: resistência à corrosão

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    Carla Soares Souza

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Os aços inoxidáveis duplex (AID vêm se apresentando como uma excelente alternativa para aplicações em que alta resistência à corrosão e alta resistência mecânica são requeridas. Contudo, os AID, incluindo os aços inoxidáveis lean duplex, apresentam soldabilidade inferior em relação aos aços inoxidáveis austeníticos. Esse trabalho tem como objetivo a avaliação da resistência à corrosão de juntas soldadas multipasse de chapas de 22 mm de espessura da liga inoxidável lean duplex UNS S32304, utilizando-se os processos SMAW, GMAW e FCAW e consumíveis com dois tipos de composição química, 22%Cr9%Ni3%Mo e 23%Cr7%Ni, totalizando seis experimentos. As juntas soldadas foram analisadas usando-se a técnica de polarização anódica potenciodinâmica para determinação do potencial de pite do material. O eletrólito estudado foi uma solução salina de cloreto de sódio 3,5% m/v. A junta de aço lean duplex soldada pelo processo GMAW com o consumível 22%Cr9%Ni3%Mo apresentou o melhor comportamento frente à corrosão no meio salino. A região da raiz da solda apresentou o maior potencial de pite em relação ao topo das juntas soldadas. As juntas de aço lean duplex soldadas usando-se o processo FCAW apresentaram um comportamento característico de corrosão generalizada no meio de solução salina, ao contrário das demais amostras.

  17. The influence of cutting speed and feed rate in surface integrity of aisi 1045//Influencia de la velocidad de corte y la velocidad de avance en la integridad superficial del acero aisi 1045

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    Mario Jacas-Cabrera; Tania Rodríguez-Moliner; José Luís Lopes-Da Silveira

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    El objetivo de esta investigación es el estudio de la influencia de la velocidad de corte y la velocidad de avance en la integridad superficial del acero AISI-1045, sometido a un proceso de torneado...

  18. 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.

  19. Ant cuticular response to phthalate pollution.

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

    2014-12-01

    Phthalates are common atmospheric contaminants used in the plastic industry. Ants have been shown to constitute good bioindicators of phthalate pollution. Hence, phthalates remain trapped on ant cuticles which are mostly coated with long-chain hydrocarbons. In this study, we artificially contaminated Lasius niger ants with four phthalates: dibutyl phthalate (DBP), diisobutyl phthalate (DiBP), di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP). The first three have previously been found on ants in nature in Touraine (France), while the fourth has not. The four phthalates disappeared rapidly (less than 5 days) from the cuticles of live ants. In contrast, on the cuticles of dead ants, DEHP quantities remained unchanged over time. These results indicate that phthalates are actively absorbed by the cuticles of live ants. Cuticular absorption of phthalates is nonspecific because eicosane, a nonnatural hydrocarbon on L. niger cuticle, was similarly absorbed. Ants are important ecological engineers and may serve as bioindicators of ecosystem health. We also suggest that ants and more generally terrestrial arthropods may contribute to the removal of phthalates from the local environment.

  20. Antígona y la muerte

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    Pérez Alcolea, Simona Micaela

    2012-01-01

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

  1. Bi-Directional ANT Traffic on Trails

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    Huang, Ding-Wei

    We study the non-stationary traffic flow of the ant-trail model. The nontrivial boundary conditions are adopted. The fundamental diagram is distinctly different from that of a closed system. A shock wave is generated when the first ant reaches the food source. The shock wave propagates backward to the nest long before the first ant returns. We revise the pheromone mechanism to ensure that the ants follow the leader on a complex network. The breaking of following-the-leader is also discussed.

  2. Pollination and facultative ant-association in the African leopard ...

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    The role of extra-floral nectar appears to be recruitment of foraging ants to tend the flowers resulting in a facultative ant-association between the orchid and gregarious ants. Four different ant species were found to forage on A. africana's inflorescences. Ant-tended inflorescences suffered significantly less damage by insects.

  3. 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...

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

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    Huang, Ming H.

    2010-01-01

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

  5. Foliar uptake of nitrogen from ant fecal droplets: an overlooked service to ant plants

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    Pinkalski, Christian Alexander Stidsen; Jensen, Karl-Martin Vagn; Damgaard, Christian Frølund

    2018-01-01

    and subsequently deposited fecal droplets on the seedlings, coffee leaves showed increased levels of 15N and total N compared to control plants without ants. This was evident for both exposed leaves and leaves covered in plastic bags (i.e. not directly exposed to ants). Thus, N from ant excretions was absorbed...

  6. 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.

  7. Ambliopía en escolares del seminternado "Juventud de acero", del municipio de Caimito

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    Giselle Jiménez Rodríguez

    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar las características clínicas y epidemiológicas de la ambliopía en escolares del seminternado "Juventud de Acero", del municipio de Caimito, en la provincia de Artemisa, en el período comprendido de enero a junio de 2011. Métodos: se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo, transversal, en escolares con edades comprendidos entre 5 a 11 años. El universo de trabajo estuvo constituido por 459 alumnos, matrícula de la institución durante el curso escolar 2011-2012. La muestra fue de 403 niños, a quienes se les determinó la agudeza visual sin corrección. A los que presentaron agudeza visual menor de 1,0 se les realizó examen oftalmológico y refracción. Se estudiaron las variables: edad, sexo, defecto refractivo, etiología y grado de severidad de la ambliopía. Resultados: en el universo estudiado se constató ambliopía en el 4,2 %, del cual el 76,5 % presentó afectación unilateral. El sexo femenino fue afectado en el 70,6 % y los niños con edades entre 7 y 8 años en un 35,4 y 29,4 %. El astigmatismo miópico mixto fue detectado en el 20,8 % y el miópico compuesto en el 16,7 %. La ambliopía anisometrópica se observó en el 47,0 %, seguida de la refractiva 35,3 %. Se encontró la forma leve en el 76,2 % de los ojos y profunda en el 4,8 %. Conclusiones: la frecuencia de presentación de la ambliopía fue baja, y la unilateral fue la más observada por estar asociada principalmente a anisometropía. Los escolares más afectados fueron los del sexo femenino y los de edades entre 7 y 8 años. El defecto refractivo más frecuente fue el astigmatismo mixto. Predominaron la ambliopía ligera y la de etiología anisometrópica.

  8. 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

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

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    2011-12-01

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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Hey! A Fire Ant Stung Me!

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    ... System Taking Care of Your Teeth Bad Breath Hey! A Fire Ant Stung Me! KidsHealth > For Kids > Hey! A Fire Ant Stung Me! Print A A ... For Kids For Parents MORE ON THIS TOPIC Hey! A Bee Stung Me! Hey! A Scorpion Stung ...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Ants cushion applied stress by active rearrangements

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    Liu, Zhongyang; Hyatt, John; Mlot, Nathan; Gerov, Michael; Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto; Hu, David

    2013-11-01

    Fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, link their bodies together to form waterproof rafts, which in turn drip, spread, and coagulate, demonstrating properties of an active material that can change state from a liquid to a solid. This soft-matter phase transition is important when the raft interacts with environmental forces such as raindrops and crashing waves. We study this active behavior through plate-on-plate rheology on the ants, extracting the active components by comparison with the rheological behavior of a collection of dead ants. In controlled shear tests, both and live and dead ants show properties of a non-Newtonian fluid, specifically, shear-thinning behavior. In oscillatory tests, live ants exhibit a rare behavior in which their storage modulus (G') and loss modulus (G'') have approximately the same value over three orders magnitudes of frequency and two orders of magnitude of strain, indicating the ants are neither fluid nor solid. In comparison, dead ants are more solid-like, with a storage modulus twice as large as their loss modulus. This striking active behavior arises from rearrangement of their bodies and storage and dissipation of energy with the ants' muscles.

  16. Visual associative learning in wood ants.

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    Fernandes, A Sofia D; Buckley, Christopher L; Niven, Jeremy E

    2018-02-07

    Wood ants are a model system for studying visual learning and navigation. They can forage for food and navigate to their nests effectively by forming memories of visual features in their surrounding environment. Previous studies of freely behaving ants have revealed many of the behavioural strategies and environmental features necessary for successful navigation. However, little is known about the exact visual properties of the environment that animals learn or the neural mechanisms that allow them to achieve this. As a first step towards addressing this, we developed a classical conditioning paradigm for visual learning in harnessed wood ants that allows us to control precisely the learned visual cues. In this paradigm, ants are fixed and presented with a visual cue paired with an appetitive sugar reward. Using this paradigm, we found that visual cues learnt by wood ants through Pavlovian conditioning are retained for at least 1 h. Furthermore, we found that memory retention is dependent upon the ants' performance during training. Our study provides the first evidence that wood ants can form visual associative memories when restrained. This classical conditioning paradigm has the potential to permit detailed analysis of the dynamics of memory formation and retention, and the neural basis of learning in wood ants. © 2018. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

  17. 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.

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

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    Edwin O. Willis

    1984-01-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Fungal Adaptations to Mutualistic Life with Ants

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    Kooij, Pepijn Wilhelmus

    the ant gut without being digested, and are excreted by the ants in their fecal fluid which they mix with freshly foraged plant material placed on the top of the fungus garden. The enzymes are still active and have therefore an important role in the biodegradation of the plant material. With this I show...... that forage on crude substrates such as insect frass and dry plant material, to large colonies of the leaf-cutting ants with several thousands to several million workers that provide live plant material to their fungus gardens. Leaf-cutting ants are the dominant herbivores of the Neo-tropics, and have a major......-cutting ant genera forage for rather different plant material, with Atta species specializing on tree-leaves and Acromyrmex focusing more on flower material and herbal plant material. This difference is reflected in the overall enzyme activity patterns in the fungus gardens, with Atta specializing more...

  1. Spatiotemporal chemotactic model for ant foraging

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    Ramakrishnan, Subramanian; Laurent, Thomas; Kumar, Manish; Bertozzi, Andrea L.

    2014-12-01

    In this paper, we present a generic theoretical chemotactic model that accounts for certain emergent behaviors observed in ant foraging. The model does not have many of the constraints and limitations of existing models for ants colony dynamics and takes into account the distinctly different behaviors exhibited in nature by ant foragers in search of food and food ferrying ants. Numerical simulations based on the model show trail formation in foraging ant colonies to be an emergent phenomenon and, in particular, replicate behavior observed in experiments involving the species P. megacephala. The results have broader implications for the study of randomness in chemotactic models. Potential applications include the developments of novel algorithms for stochastic search in engineered complex systems such as robotic swarms.

  2. Microclimatic conditions of Lasius flavus ant mounds

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    Véle, Adam; Holuša, Jaroslav

    2017-05-01

    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.

  3. Cryptococcus neoformans carried by Odontomachus bauri ants

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    Mariana Santos de Jesus

    2012-06-01

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

  4. Microestrutura e resistência à fadiga de um aço inoxidável martensítico macio refundido por tocha plasma

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    Sérgio L. Henke

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito produzido pela refusão superficial por meio de uma tocha plasma na resistência à fadiga de um aço inoxidável martensítico macio utilizado na fabricação de rotores de turbinas hidráulicas. As refusões foram efetuadas na superfície deste tipo de aço utilizando corrente contínua e pulsada sendo os ensaios de fadiga realizados por meio de flexão em quatro pontos nas tensões de 750, 850 e 1000 MPa. Foi constatado um melhor desempenho da condição refundida em relação ao material sem este tratamento. Não foram constatadas diferenças significativas de desempenho à fadiga para as refusões utilizando corrente contínua e convencional. A presença de tensões residuais compressivas decorrentes da transformação martensítica em parte justifica o melhor desempenho da condição refundida. Análises microscópicas complementares revelaram que o menor desempenho à fadiga do material base sem refusão estava associado também à presença de defeitos (microrechupes provenientes do processo de fundição os quais promoviam à nucleação de trincas de fadiga junto aos mesmos. A presença de ferrita delta, situada junto às ripas de martensita orientadas a 45º em relação à direção de carregamento, promoveu a nucleação das trincas de fadiga nos corpos de prova com tratamento de refusão superficial.

  5. 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

  6. FDTD-ANT User Manual

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    Zimmerman, Martin L.

    1995-01-01

    This manual explains the theory and operation of the finite-difference time domain code FDTD-ANT developed by Analex Corporation at the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This code can be used for solving electromagnetic problems that are electrically small or medium (on the order of 1 to 50 cubic wavelengths). Calculated parameters include transmission line impedance, relative effective permittivity, antenna input impedance, and far-field patterns in both the time and frequency domains. The maximum problem size may be adjusted according to the computer used. This code has been run on the DEC VAX and 486 PC's and on workstations such as the Sun Sparc and the IBM RS/6000.

  7. Individual Recognition in Ant Queens

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    D'Ettorre, Patrizia; Heinze, Jürgen

    2005-01-01

    recognize each other's unique facial color patterns [3] . Individual recognition is advantageous when dominance hierarchies control the partitioning of work and reproduction 2 and 4 . Here, we show that unrelated founding queens of the ant Pachycondyla villosa use chemical cues to recognize each other......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...... perception, was prevented and in tests with anaesthetized queens. The cuticular chemical profiles of queens were neither associated with dominance nor fertility and, therefore, do not represent status badges 5 and 6 , and nestmate queens did not share a common odor. Personal recognition facilitates...

  8. Diseño óptimo de tableros de puentes mixtos de carretera hormigón-acero

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    Taveras Mendoza, Carlos Tomás

    2014-01-01

    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...

  9. Evolución de la textura durante el recocido continuo de un acero laminado en frío

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    Petite, M. M.

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present work the recrystallization texture evolution in a cold rolled ultra-low carbon steel, 0.0033%, after annealing at different temperatures has been analysed. The results have been discused in terms of the mechanisms reported in the literature to explain the recrystalization texture development, oriented nucleation and selective growth.

    En el presente trabajo, se ha realizado un análisis de la evolución de la textura de recristalización desarrollada en un acero deformado en frío, con un contenido ultrabajo en carbono, 0.0033%, al ser recocido a diferentes temperaturas. Los cambios observados se han contrastado con los dos mecanismos propuestos en bibliografía para interpretar la formación de las texturas de recristalización: nucleación orientada y crecimiento selectivo.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. Harnessing ant defence at fruits reduces bruchid seed predation in a symbiotic ant-plant mutualism.

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    Pringle, Elizabeth G

    2014-06-22

    In horizontally transmitted mutualisms, mutualists disperse separately and reassemble in each generation with partners genetically unrelated to those in the previous generation. Because of this, there should be no selection on either partner to enhance the other's reproductive output directly. In symbiotic ant-plant mutualisms, myrmecophytic plants host defensive ant colonies, and ants defend the plants from herbivores. Plants and ants disperse separately, and, although ant defence can indirectly increase plant reproduction by reducing folivory, it is unclear whether ants can also directly increase plant reproduction by defending seeds. The neotropical tree Cordia alliodora hosts colonies of Azteca pittieri ants. The trees produce domatia where ants nest at stem nodes and also at the node between the peduncle and the rachides of the infloresence. Unlike the stem domatia, these reproductive domatia senesce after the tree fruits each year. In this study, I show that the tree's resident ant colony moves into these ephemeral reproductive domatia, where they tend honeydew-producing scale insects and patrol the nearby developing fruits. The presence of ants significantly reduced pre-dispersal seed predation by Amblycerus bruchid beetles, thereby directly increasing plant reproductive output.

  15. 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.

  16. Extensional Rheology of Fire Ant Aggregates

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    Franklin, Scott; Kern, Matthew; Phonekeo, Sulisay; Hu, David

    We explore the extensional rheology and self-healing of fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) aggregations, mechanically entangled ensembles used to form rafts, bivouacs or bridges. Macroscopic experiments create quasi-two dimensional piles and measure the force required to impose a constant end-velocity. This force fluctuates, reminiscent of similar experiments on geometrically cohesive granular materials. Heterogeneous chains develop, with isolated ants often the sole link between top and bottom. Finally, the maximum pile strength scales sub-linearly with the number of ants, with the maximum force per ant decreasing as the pile grows. We reproduce these behaviors with a simple model that represents ants feet as discs connected by a spring (the ''leg''). Discs move randomly, and stick to one another when in contact. Discs in contact un-stick at random with a probability that decreases as the spring (leg) is stretched, modeling an ant's tendency to hold on longer when stretched. Simulations qualitatively reproduces the fluctuating force, chain formation and sublinear scaling of maximum force with particle number and give insight into underlying mechanisms that govern the ants' behaviors. Funded in part by NSF DMR #1133722.

  17. How to be an ant on figs

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

    2014-05-01

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

  18. Extrafloral nectar fuels ant life in deserts

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    Aranda-Rickert, Adriana; Diez, Patricia; Marazzi, Brigitte

    2014-01-01

    Interactions mediated by extrafloral nectary (EFN)-bearing plants that reward ants with a sweet liquid secretion are well documented in temperate and tropical habitats. However, their distribution and abundance in deserts are poorly known. In this study, we test the predictions that biotic interactions between EFN plants and ants are abundant and common also in arid communities and that EFNs are only functional when new vegetative and reproductive structures are developing. In a seasonal desert of northwestern Argentina, we surveyed the richness and phenology of EFN plants and their associated ants and examined the patterns in ant–plant interaction networks. We found that 25 ant species and 11 EFN-bearing plant species were linked together through 96 pairs of associations. Plants bearing EFNs were abundant, representing ca. 19 % of the species encountered in transects and 24 % of the plant cover. Most ant species sampled (ca. 77 %) fed on EF nectar. Interactions showed a marked seasonal pattern: EFN secretion was directly related to plant phenology and correlated with the time of highest ant ground activity. Our results reveal that EFN-mediated interactions are ecologically relevant components of deserts, and that EFN-bearing plants are crucial for the survival of desert ant communities. PMID:25381258

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Estudio del uso del líquido iónico Tetrafluoroborato de 1-hexil-3-metilimidazolio, como inhibidor del acero S355

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    Hernández Murcia, Almudena

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo del presente proyecto es el estudio del comportamiento que presenta el líquido iónico (LI06) como inhibidor de la corrosión, si es añadido a distintos medios (neutro, básico y ácido) y su efecto sobre el acero de uso común S355. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Ant-nest soil and seedling growth in a neotropical ant-dispersed herb.

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    Horvitz, Carol C; Schemske, Douglas W

    1986-09-01

    A major hypothesis concerning the benefits of myrmecochory, seed dispersal by ants, to plants is that ant nests are nutrient-enriched microsites that are beneficial to seedling growth. We experimentally test this hypothesis for a neotropical myrmecochore, Calathea ovandensis, asking two questions: 1) is soil of nests of a seed-dispersing ant chemically or structurally distinct from surrounding soils, and 2) do seedlings grow better in soil collected from ant nests than in randomly collected soil? We found that although ant-nest soil was significantly enriched in nitrate-nitrogen, magnesium, iron, manganese, cadmium and percent organic matter compared to randomly collected soil, seedling growth was not significantly improved by ant-nest soil.

  8. Estudio de la influencia de los parámetros de corte en la integridad superficial y las desviaciones durante el fresado del acero AISI 1010

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    Luis Wilfredo Hernández-González

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta un estudio experimental de la influencia de la velocidad de corte y el avance en el fresado en seco de una superficie plana de acero AISI 1010, utilizando una fresa cilíndrica de acero de corte rápido, sobre la microestructura, el tamaño del grano, la dureza, la rugosidad superficial y las desviaciones de la pieza maquinada. Los resultados muestran que, para las condiciones de corte establecidas, el fresado no provocó cambios en la microestructura del acero, mientras que aumentaron el tamaño del grano y la dureza de la pieza maquinada con relación a la pieza inicial. Los valores registrados de rugosidad superficial fueron apropiados, el efecto del avance fue variable, mientras que el menor valor de rugosidad se registró para el mayor valor de velocidad de corte. Las desviaciones de la pieza maquinada aumentaron con el incremento de los parámetros de corte, siendo la velocidad de corte la que mostró un mayor efecto. Finalmente, se seleccionaron las condiciones de corte más adecuadas, teniendo en cuenta los resultados obtenidos y las recomendaciones tecnológicas.

  9. Foliar uptake of nitrogen from ant fecal droplets: an overlooked service to ant plants

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    Pinkalski, Christian Alexander Stidsen; Jensen, Karl-Martin Vagn; Damgaard, Christian Frølund

    2017-01-01

    through the coffee leaves and, subsequently, translocated within the plants and possibly leading to the observed higher shoot/root (wet weight) ratios observed on ant plants compared to controls. 3. Synthesis: These results reveal an hitherto undescribed foliar uptake of ant provided nutrients......-recognised but probably more fluctuating benefit from herbivore protection. Given the worldwide abundance of plant canopies foraged by ants, this nutrient pathway may be of high ecological significance....

  10. What do myrmecophagous geckos eat when ants are not available ...

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    Like other Pristurus species, P. samhaensis on Samha and P. sokotranus on Socotra were highly myrmecophagous (76.7% and 38.6% ants, respectively). However, ants were absent from the diet of P. samhaensis on Darsa. In contrast to the rich native ant fauna of the other islands, only one ant species was reported for ...

  11. Dynamics and elasticity of fire ant aggregations

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

    2015-03-01

    Fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, form aggregations that are able to drip and spread like simple liquids, but that can also store energy and maintain a shape like elastic solids. They are an active material where the constituent particles constantly transform chemical energy into work. We find that fire ant aggregations shear thin and exhibit a stress cutoff below which they are able to oppose the applied stress. In the linear regime, the dynamics is fractal-like with both storage and shear moduli that overlap for over three orders of magnitude and that are power law with frequency. This dynamic behavior, characteristic of polymer gels and the gelation point, gives way to a predominantly elastic regime at higher ant densities. In comparison, dead ants are always solid-like.

  12. 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...... in multiple crops. Their efficiency is comparable to chemical pesticides or higher, while at lower costs. They provide a rare example of documented efficient conservation biological control. 3. Weaver ants share beneficial traits with almost 13 000 other ant species and are unlikely to be unique...... 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...

  13. 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....

  14. Discrimination Behavior in the Supercolonial Pharaoh Ant

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    Pontieri, Luigi

    an increasing need to understand which factors promote the ecological dominance of these species, and particularly how the discrimination of both conspecifics and heterospecifics (including parasites) might influence structure and ecological success of invasive populations. In this PhD thesis I investigated...... the discrimination behavior of the invasive pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) as a model for other invasive and supercolonial ant species. The pharaoh ant is one of the few ant species that can be reared in the laboratory for many generations. Furthermore, the possibility to do controlled crosses of colonies...... provides the unique opportunity to establish colonies of different genetic composition. These traits make this species a suitable study subject to set up behavioral experiments that aim to investigate which factors, and to which extent, might influence the inter- and intraspecific discrimination abilities...

  15. Diseño y construcción de un separador autoestático manos libres para cirugías de cavidad abdominal y pélvica de pequeños animales

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    Arcila Quiceno, Victor Hernan; Acosta, Concepcion

    2005-01-01

    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...

  16. The significance of ant and plant traits for ant pollination in Leporella fimbriata.

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    Peakall, Rod; Angus, Craig J; Beattie, Andrew J

    1990-10-01

    Ant metapleural glands secrete surface antibiotics that affect pollen as well as bacteria and fungi. This may be one reason why ant pollination is rare. It is predicted that pollination by ants is possible only in the presence of certain ant and/or plant traits. Two traits are investigated; first, absence of the metapleural glands, and second, the presence of stigmatic secretions that insulate pollen from the ant integument. The pollinator of the orchid Leporella fimbriata is the ant Myrmecia urens. Only one caste is involved, the winged males, and they differ significantly from the queen and worker castes in that they do not possess metapleural glands. This paper reports experiments which test for differential effects on pollen between the males and other castes and evaluates the importance of stigmatic secretions. The results show that the absence of metapleural glands makes no difference as all three castes have strong disruptive effect on pollen artificially applied to the integument. However, during pollination the orchid secures the pollen mass to the ant surface by stigmatic secretions and normal pollen function, fruit production and seed set occur. It appears that both ant and plant traits are pre-adaptive having evolved for functions other than ant pollination.

  17. Fire disturbance disrupts an acacia ant-plant mutualism in favor of a subordinate ant species.

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    Sensenig, Ryan L; Kimuyu, Duncan K; Ruiz Guajardo, Juan C; Veblen, Kari E; Riginos, Corinna; Young, Truman P

    2017-05-01

    Although disturbance theory has been recognized as a useful framework in examining the stability of ant-plant mutualisms, very few studies have examined the effects of fire disturbance on these mutualisms. In myrmecophyte-dominated savannas, fire and herbivory are key drivers that could influence ant-plant mutualisms by causing complete colony mortality and/or decreasing colony size, which potentially could alter dominance hierarchies if subordinate species are more fire resilient. We used a large-scale, replicated fire experiment to examine long-term effects of fire on acacia-ant community composition. To determine if fire shifted ant occupancy from a competitive dominant to a subordinate ant species, we surveyed the acacia-ant community in 6-7 yr old burn sites and examined how the spatial scale of these burns influenced ant community responses. We then used two short-term fire experiments to explore possible mechanisms for the shifts in community patterns observed. Because survival of ant colonies is largely dependent on their ability to detect and escape an approaching fire, we first tested the evacuation response of all four ant species when exposed to smoke (fire signal). Then to better understand how fire and its interaction with large mammal herbivory affect the density of ants per tree, we quantified ant worker density in small prescribed burns within herbivore exclusion plots. We found clear evidence suggesting that fire disturbance favored the subordinate ant Crematogaster nigriceps more than the dominant and strong mutualist ant C. mimosae, whereby C. nigriceps (1) was the only species to occupy a greater proportion of trees in 6-7 yr old burn sites compared to unburned sites, (2) had higher burn/unburn tree ratios with increasing burn size, and (3) evacuated significantly faster than C. mimosae in the presence of smoke. Fire and herbivory had opposite effects on ant density per meter of branch for both C. nigriceps and C. mimosae, with fire

  18. Individual recognition in ant queens.

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    D'Ettorre, Patrizia; Heinze, Jürgen

    2005-12-06

    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 . This paradigm has been challenged by the recent discovery that paper wasps recognize each other's unique facial color patterns . Individual recognition is advantageous when dominance hierarchies control the partitioning of work and reproduction . Here, we show that unrelated founding queens of the ant Pachycondyla villosa use chemical cues to recognize each other individually. Aggression was significantly lower in pairs of queens that had previously interacted than in pairs with similar social history but no experience with one another. Moreover, subordinates discriminated familiar and unfamiliar dominants in choice experiments in which physical contact, but not odor perception, was prevented and in tests with anaesthetized queens. The cuticular chemical profiles of queens were neither associated with dominance nor fertility and, therefore, do not represent status badges , and nestmate queens did not share a common odor. Personal recognition facilitates the maintenance of stable dominance hierarchies in these small societies. This suggests that the ability to discriminate between individual traits is selected for when it incurs net benefits for the resolution of conflict.

  19. Improving Emergency Management by Modeling Ant Colonies

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    2015-03-01

    Organization Development There are many different ways in which organizations can be categorized . An organization can be defined by whether the control...of ant, workers can be separated by size in addition to age. Small, medium, and large workers are typically how the ant sizes are categorized . The...obey signals.83 Examples of human alarm signals include a fire, a tornado , or an air raid alarms. Humans also use alarm signals that don’t have

  20. Detection and dispersal of explosives by ants

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    McFee, John E.; Achal, Steve; Faust, Anthony A.; Puckrin, Eldon; House, Andrew; Reynolds, Damon; McDougall, William; Asquini, Adam

    2009-05-01

    The ability of animals to detect explosives is well documented. Mammalian systems, insects and even single celled organisms have all been studied and in a few cases employed to detect explosives. This paper will describe the potential ability of ants to detect, disperse and possibly neutralize bulk explosives. In spring 2008 a team of DRDC and Itres scientists conducted experiments on detecting surface-laid and buried landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and their components. Measurements were made using state-of-the-art short wave and thermal infrared hyperspectral imagers mounted on a personnel lift. During one of the early morning measurement sessions, a wispy, long linear trail was seen to emanate several meters from piles of explosives that were situated on the ground. Upon close visual inspection, it was observed that ants had found the piles of explosives and were carrying it to their ant hill, a distance of almost 20 meters from the piles. Initial analysis of the hyperspectral images clearly revealed the trail to the ant hill of explosives, despite being present in quantities not visible to the unaided eye. This paper details these observations and discusses them in the context of landmine and IED detection and neutralization. Possible reasons for such behaviour are presented. A number of questions regarding the behaviour, many pertinent to the use of ants in a counter-landmine/IED role, are presented and possible methods of answering them are discussed. Anecdotal evidence from deminers of detection and destruction of explosives by ants are presented.

  1. Enhanced Pest Ant Control With Hydrophobic Bait.

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    Vander Meer, R K; Milne, D E

    2017-04-01

    The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Buren), left most of its natural enemies behind in South America when it arrived in Mobile, AL, in the 1930s and spread rapidly throughout the southeastern United States, reaching population levels up to 10 times those found in South America. The large population densities and propensity for disturbed habitats led to direct conflict with human activities. Bait control methods were first developed for fire ants in the early 1960s and little has changed in the subsequent decades, despite the drawback that the bait carrier rapidly breaks down when wet. The southeast United States is wet; thus, bait labels have various guidance-restricting applications based on potential wet conditions. Here we compare a hydrophobic fire ant bait to the equivalent standard bait formulation and demonstrate in a paired-mound field experiment under natural wet conditions in Florida (heavy dew on ground), a significant advantage for the hydrophobic bait. An effective hydrophobic ant bait would extend the utility of current bait insecticides to wet conditions and also fill an important gap in our ability to control invasive pest ant species that thrive in wet tropical and subtropical habitats, e.g., Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger), the little fire ant. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America 2017. This work is written by US Government employees and is in the public domain in the US.

  2. Using pleometrosis (multiple queens) and pupae transplantation to boost weaver ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) colony growth in ant nurseries

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    Offenberg, Hans Joachim; Nielsen, Mogens Gissel; Peng, Renkang

    2011-01-01

    Weaver ants (Oecophylla spp.) are increasingly being used for biocontrol and are targeted for future production of insect protein in ant farms. An efficient production of live ant colonies may facilitate the utilization of these ants but the production of mature colonies is hampered by the long t...

  3. A influência da ferrita delta em aços inoxidáveis austeníticos forjados The influence of delta ferrite on forged austenitic stainless steel

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    Douglas de Oliveira Passos; Jorge Otubo

    2010-01-01

    Entre os aços inoxidáveis, os austeníticos podem ser considerados os de melhor soldabilidade e de maior aplicação na indústria. No entanto, as propriedades desses aços podem ser facilmente degradadas em operações de soldagem ou em serviço. As trincas de solidificação podem ser controladas através da presença comedida de ferrita delta no depósito, fato que é amplamente discutido na literatura. No entanto, raramente se discute a presença da ferrita δ nos metais de base, uma vez que os aços...

  4. 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.

  5. How Ants Use Vision When Homing Backward.

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    Schwarz, Sebastian; Mangan, Michael; Zeil, Jochen; Webb, Barbara; Wystrach, Antoine

    2017-02-06

    Ants can navigate over long distances between their nest and food sites using visual cues [1, 2]. Recent studies show that this capacity is undiminished when walking backward while dragging a heavy food item [3-5]. This challenges the idea that ants use egocentric visual memories of the scene for guidance [1, 2, 6]. Can ants use their visual memories of the terrestrial cues when going backward? Our results suggest that ants do not adjust their direction of travel based on the perceived scene while going backward. Instead, they maintain a straight direction using their celestial compass. This direction can be dictated by their path integrator [5] but can also be set using terrestrial visual cues after a forward peek. If the food item is too heavy to enable body rotations, ants moving backward drop their food on occasion, rotate and walk a few steps forward, return to the food, and drag it backward in a now-corrected direction defined by terrestrial cues. Furthermore, we show that ants can maintain their direction of travel independently of their body orientation. It thus appears that egocentric retinal alignment is required for visual scene recognition, but ants can translate this acquired directional information into a holonomic frame of reference, which enables them to decouple their travel direction from their body orientation and hence navigate backward. This reveals substantial flexibility and communication between different types of navigational information: from terrestrial to celestial cues and from egocentric to holonomic directional memories. VIDEO ABSTRACT. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  6. Ecology of a fig ant-plant

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    Harrison, Rhett D.

    2014-05-01

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

  7. Caracterización de las propiedades en caliente de aceros para la fabricación de tubos

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    Tormo, J.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Resulta relevante comprender el comportamiento mecánico en caliente de los aceros utilizados en la fabricación de tubos sin costura mediante laminadores perforadores. Dicho proceso contempla la perforación de tochos cilíndricos, a través de una reducción diametral crítica, que genera una fractura en el núcleo y facilita la perforación por efecto Mannesmann junto a la laminación transversal. Se presentan resultados de ductilidad en caliente obtenidos mediante ensayos de torsión en el rango de temperatura de interés industrial y se relacionan con la susceptibilidad a la rotura axial y el análisis de la fractura asociada. Las curvas de ductilidad permiten determinar la variación de ductilidad desde la periferia hacia el centro de la barra y el rango de temperatura a la cual disminuye la ductilidad del material.

    Resulta relevante comprender el comportamiento mecánico en caliente de los aceros utilizados en la fabricación de tubos sin costura mediante laminadores perforadores. Dicho proceso contempla la perforación de tochos cilíndricos, a través de una reducción diametral crítica, que genera una fractura en el núcleo y facilita la perforación por efecto Mannesmann junto a la laminación transversal. Se presentan resultados de ductilidad en caliente obtenidos mediante ensayos de torsión en el rango de temperatura de interés industrial y se relacionan con la susceptibilidad a la rotura axial y el análisis de la fractura asociada. Las curvas de ductilidad permiten determinar la variación de ductilidad desde la periferia hacia el centro de la barra y el rango de temperatura a la cual disminuye la ductilidad del material.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

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    Liu, Liqiang; Dai, Yuntao; Gao, Jinyu

    2014-01-01

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

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

    2014-10-15

    The degradation mechanisms in the boiling water reactors (BWR) have been an alert focus for owners, especially the cracking by stress corrosion cracking (SCC), therefore different techniques have been studied to inhibit this problem inside which is the water injection of hydrogen feeding (HWC, Hydrogen Water Chemistry), together with the noble metals injection (NMCA, Nobel Metal Chemical Addition) and the ceramic materials injection that form an inhibitory protective coating (Ipc). In this work the Ipc was simulated, for which were carried out hydro-thermals deposits starting from suspensions of 1000 ppm of zirconium oxide in its crystalline phase baddeleyite and titanium oxides in its anatase and rutile phases, on test tubes of stainless steel 304l previously rusty under simulated conditions of pressure and temperature of a BWR (288 C and 8 MPa). The superficial characterization was realized by scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive of X-ray and X-ray diffraction. The capacity to mitigate the corrosion was studied with the electrochemical technique of Tafel polarization (288 C and 8 MPa). The steel presents the formation of two oxide coatings formed by magnetite and hematite. The baddeleyite presents a deposit more thick and homogeneous it also presents the most negative electrochemical potential of corrosion, what indicates that it has the bigger capacity to mitigate the SCC. (Author)

  14. 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.

  15. Cinéticas de transformación de fases a 850 ºC de aceros inoxidables dúplex clásicos (2205 y 2507) y de uno nuevo de bajo contenido en níquel y alto en manganeso (DBNi)

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    Rodríguez, M. P.; Almagro, J. F.; Botella, J.; Valerga, P.

    2004-01-01

    Austenitic-ferritic stainless steels are formed by ferrite and austenite in a variable proportion between 30 % and 70 %. Their chemical composition conditions the ageing processes that can happen during heat treatments, where phases that hardens and brittles the material can be generated. Evolution of a new duplex stainless steel with lower nickel and higher nitrogen and manganese content maintained at 1123 K (critical precipitation temperature) up to 8 hours compared to classical ones (2205 ...

  16. 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)

  17. 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)

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. 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, fuelled...... by the consumed pest insects, can be harvested and utilised for nutrition as they are tasty and high in proteins, vitamins and minerals. Thus, plantations may function as ant farms and in addition to plant production also hosts the production of edible animal protein. In this setup harmful pest insects are turned...... 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...

  5. Cómo lograr procesos con cero pérdidas a través de la integración de la cadena de suministros en las construcciones de acero

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    Full Text Available Los métodos CPM y PERT se encuentran bien establecidos como la principal herramienta de planificación y control de proyectos de construcción. Sin embargo, la planificación y el control de operaciones de construcción en terreno tienen que considerar la complejidad del día a día de utilizar múltiples recursos al mismo tiempo para elaborar un paquete de trabajo. A este nivel, la calidad de cada recurso tiene grandes efectos en la productividad, calidad o seguridad. Los rápidos cambios debido a la naturaleza dinámica en terreno y los cambios de calidad de los factores críticos requieren de un nuevo modelo para conseguir procesos con cero pérdidas. Este documento presenta un nuevo modelo de gestión de construcción que aprovecha la metodología de control por prealimentación basado en el desperdicio, diseñado para eliminar pérdidas o muda en los procesos en vez de aumentar la productividad. Éste amplía el concepto de los siete mudas de Taiichi Ohno que incluye todos los desperdicios específicos del proceso de construcción. De especial interés en el trabajo es el efecto del desperdicio por una mala comunicación a lo largo de la cadena de suministro. Después de discutir la lógica del modelo, este estudio presenta los resultados a partir de observaciones en terreno de las fundaciones y la construcción en acero. Se instalaron cámaras inalámbricas para realizar un estudio de tiempo continuo a fin de medir productividad y pérdidas de horas de trabajo, antes y después de implementar los cambios en la logística de la cadena de suministro.

  6. Fuzzy Rules for Ant Based Clustering Algorithm

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    Amira Hamdi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides a new intelligent technique for semisupervised data clustering problem that combines the Ant System (AS algorithm with the fuzzy c-means (FCM clustering algorithm. Our proposed approach, called F-ASClass algorithm, is a distributed algorithm inspired by foraging behavior observed in ant colonyT. The ability of ants to find the shortest path forms the basis of our proposed approach. In the first step, several colonies of cooperating entities, called artificial ants, are used to find shortest paths in a complete graph that we called graph-data. The number of colonies used in F-ASClass is equal to the number of clusters in dataset. Hence, the partition matrix of dataset founded by artificial ants is given in the second step, to the fuzzy c-means technique in order to assign unclassified objects generated in the first step. The proposed approach is tested on artificial and real datasets, and its performance is compared with those of K-means, K-medoid, and FCM algorithms. Experimental section shows that F-ASClass performs better according to the error rate classification, accuracy, and separation index.

  7. Fossil evidence for the early ant evolution

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

    2008-02-01

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

  8. Lycaenid Caterpillar Secretions Manipulate Attendant Ant Behavior.

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    Hojo, Masaru K; Pierce, Naomi E; Tsuji, Kazuki

    2015-08-31

    Mutualistic interactions typically involve the exchange of different commodities between species. Nutritious secretions are produced by a number of insects and plants in exchange for services such as defense. These rewards are valuable metabolically and can be used to reinforce the behavior of symbiotic partners that can learn and remember them effectively. We show here novel effects of insect exocrine secretions produced by caterpillars in modulating the behavior of attendant ants in the food-for-defense interaction between lycaenid butterflies and ants. Reward secretions from the dorsal nectary organ (DNO) of Narathura japonica caterpillars function to reduce the locomotory activities of their attendant ants, Pristomyrmex punctatus workers. Moreover, workers that feed from caterpillar secretions are significantly more likely to show aggressive responses to eversion of the tentacle organs of the caterpillars. Analysis of the neurogenic amines in the brains of workers that consumed caterpillar secretions showed a significant decrease in levels of dopamine compared with controls. Experimental treatments in which reserpine, a known inhibitor of dopamine in Drosophila, was fed to workers similarly reduced their locomotory activity. We conclude that DNO secretions of lycaenid caterpillars can manipulate attendant ant behavior by altering dopaminergic regulation and increasing partner fidelity. Unless manipulated ants also receive a net nutritional benefit from DNO secretions, this suggests that similar reward-for-defense interactions that have been traditionally considered to be mutualisms may in fact be parasitic in nature. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. 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

    2011-01-01

    the abundance of native ants and fire ants in four experimental plots. We then observed the reassembly and reestablishment of the ants in these plots for 1 year after treatment. The abundance of fire ants in treated plots did not differ from abundance in control plots 1 year after treatment. Likewise......, the abundance of native ants increased to levels comparable to those in control plots after 1 year. Our findings suggest that factors other than large reductions in ant abundance and species density (number of species per unit area) may affect the establishment of fire ants and that the response of native ants...... 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Moribund Ants Do Not Call for Help.

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    Krzysztof Miler

    Full Text Available When an antlion captures a foraging ant, the victim's nestmates may display rescue behaviour. This study tested the hypothesis that the expression of rescue behaviour depends on the life expectancy of the captured ant. This hypothesis predicts that the expression of rescue behaviour will be less frequent when the captured ant has a lower life expectancy than when it has a higher life expectancy because such a response would be adaptive at the colony level. Indeed, significant differences were found in the frequency of rescue behaviours in response to antlion victims with differing life expectancies. In agreement with prediction, victims with lower life expectancies were rescued less frequently, and those rescues had a longer latency and shorter duration. There was also a qualitative difference in the behaviour of rescuers to victims from the low and high life expectancy groups. Several explanations for these findings are proposed.

  12. Moribund Ants Do Not Call for Help.

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    Miler, Krzysztof

    2016-01-01

    When an antlion captures a foraging ant, the victim's nestmates may display rescue behaviour. This study tested the hypothesis that the expression of rescue behaviour depends on the life expectancy of the captured ant. This hypothesis predicts that the expression of rescue behaviour will be less frequent when the captured ant has a lower life expectancy than when it has a higher life expectancy because such a response would be adaptive at the colony level. Indeed, significant differences were found in the frequency of rescue behaviours in response to antlion victims with differing life expectancies. In agreement with prediction, victims with lower life expectancies were rescued less frequently, and those rescues had a longer latency and shorter duration. There was also a qualitative difference in the behaviour of rescuers to victims from the low and high life expectancy groups. Several explanations for these findings are proposed.

  13. Kin-informative recognition cues in ants

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    Nehring, Volker; Evison, Sophie E F; Santorelli, Lorenzo A

    2011-01-01

    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...... prediction, we show that the cuticular hydrocarbons of ant workers in all four colonies are informative enough to allow full-sisters to be distinguished from half-sisters with a high accuracy. These results contradict the hypothesis of non-heritable recognition cues and suggest that there is more potential...

  14. 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...... of hydrocarbons present on the cuticle of every individual (the “label”). Recognition occurs when an ant encounters another individual, and compares the label it perceives to an internal representation of its own colony odor (the “template”). A mismatch between label and template leads to rejection...... of the encountered individual. Although advances have been made in our understanding of how the label is produced and acquired, contradictory evidence exists about information processing of recognition cues. Here, we review the literature on template acquisition in ants and address how and when the template...

  15. Desert ants learn vibration and magnetic landmarks.

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    Cornelia Buehlmann

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

  16. The worldwide expansion of the Argentine ant

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    Vogel, Valerie; Pedersen, Jes Søe; Giraud, Tatiana

    2010-01-01

    Aim The aim of this study was to determine the number of successful establishments of the invasive Argentine ant outside native range and to see whether introduced supercolonies have resulted from single or multiple introductions. We also compared the genetic diversity of native versus introduced...... supercolonies to assess the size of the propagules (i.e. the number of founding individuals) at the origin of the introduced supercolonies. Location Global. Methods We used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) markers and microsatellite loci to study 39 supercolonies of the Argentine ant Linepithema humile covering both......) 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. Production scheduling with ant colony optimization

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    Chernigovskiy, A. S.; Kapulin, D. V.; Noskova, E. E.; Yamskikh, T. N.; Tsarev, R. Yu

    2017-10-01

    The optimum solution of the production scheduling problem for manufacturing processes at an enterprise is crucial as it allows one to obtain the required amount of production within a specified time frame. Optimum production schedule can be found using a variety of optimization algorithms or scheduling algorithms. Ant colony optimization is one of well-known techniques to solve the global multi-objective optimization problem. In the article, the authors present a solution of the production scheduling problem by means of an ant colony optimization algorithm. A case study of the algorithm efficiency estimated against some others production scheduling algorithms is presented. Advantages of the ant colony optimization algorithm and its beneficial effect on the manufacturing process are provided.

  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 easily...... quantified and they tend to be similar in related species. Here we compare the mating strategies of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior and its recently derived social parasite Acromyrmex insinuator, which is also its closest relative 2 (see Fig. 1 ). We find that although the host queens mate with up...... to a dozen different males, the social parasite mates only singly. This rapid and surprising reversion to single mating in a socially parasitic ant indicates that the costs of polyandry are probably specific to a free-living lifestyle....

  19. Estudio de inteligencia de mercados para la importación de tubería de acero carbón para PSA Colombia S.A.S.

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    2012-01-01

    Estudio de inteligencia de mercados para la importación de tuberia de acero carbon para PSA Colombia S.A.S, SCH 40 de 2" revisar la viabilidad de la compra local versus la compra en el exterior analizando tres proveedores Estados Unidos, China y Brasil. En el presente trabajo se estudian los mercados para la importación de tubería de Acero Carbón SCH40, se realiza el análisis de cada área del proceso de comercialización y se establece en términos técnicos, comerciales, financieros, logísticos...

  20. OBTENCION Y ESTUDIO DE LAS PROPIEDADES MECANICAS Y MICROESTRUCTURALES DE UN ACERO CON COMPORTAMIENTO TRIP (0,21%C, 0,82%SI, 1,87%MN Y 0,43%AI)

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    GUZMAN MENDEZ, ALEXIS ANTONIO

    2012-01-01

    En esta tesis doctoral se planteó como objetivo general estudiar la influencia de las distintas variables, tanto metalúrgicas como de proceso, sobre el comportamiento mecánico y microestructural de un acero con comportamiento TRIP -MnSiAI. Para esto, se propuso una sustitución parcial del silicio (Si) por el aluminio (AI). La composición química empleada fue 0,205% C, 0,820 %Si, 1,870 %Mn y 0,431% AI en peso. Para la obtención del acero con comportamiento TRIP, se utilizó un pr...

  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. termodinámico en placas de acero AISI 4140 y pistas de rodamiento utilizando adhesivos anaeróbicos

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    Germán García

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el trabajo de adhesión termodinámico de placas planas de acero (AISI 4140 y AISI 52100 en contacto con dos adhesivos anaeróbicos de uso comercial, mediante la medición de los ángulos de contacto termodinámico de avance y retroceso obtenidos por el método de inmersión y emersión. Se utilizó el método de van Oss para calcular las componentes polares y no polares de adhesión para cada par metal-adhesivo. Se analizó también el efecto de la aplicación de un activador de superficie sobre el trabajo de adhesión en húmedo y se relacionaron los resultados con las características químicas y físicas de las placas. Los resultados indicaron que la aplicación del activador tuvo un efecto importante sobre la mojabilidad de los adhesivos, pero pequeña influencia en el trabajo de adhesión medido. Por otro lado, se encontraron diferencias importantes en la respuesta de los dos adhesivos estudiados, fundamentalmente en virtud de su composición química y propiedades reológicas.

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

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    Delgado Lastra, Juan

    2001-06-01

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

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

  5. An ants-eye view of an ant-plant protection mutualism

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    Lanan, M. C.; Bronstein, J. L.

    2013-01-01

    Ant protection of extrafloral nectar-secreting plants (EFN plants) is a common form of mutualism found in most habitats around the world. However, very few studies have considered these mutualisms from the ant, rather than the plant, perspective. In particular, a whole-colony perspective that takes into account the spatial structure and nest arrangement of the ant colonies that visit these plants has been lacking, obscuring when and how colony-level foraging decisions might affect tending rates on individual plants. Here, we experimentally demonstrate that recruitment of Crematogaster opuntiae (Buren) ant workers to the extrafloral nectar-secreting cactus Ferocactus wislizeni (Englem) is not independent between plants up to 5m apart. Colony territories of C. opuntiae are large, covering areas of up to 5000m2, and workers visit between five and thirty-four extrafloral nectar-secreting barrel cacti within the territories. These ants are highly polydomous, with up to twenty nest entrances dispersed throughout the territory and interconnected by trail networks. Our study demonstrates that worker recruitment is not independent within large polydomous ant colonies, highlighting the importance of considering colonies rather than individual workers as the relevant study unit within ant/plant protection mutualisms PMID:23515612

  6. Ant functional responses along environmental gradients.

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    Arnan, Xavier; Cerdá, Xim; Retana, Javier

    2014-11-01

    Understanding species distributions and diversity gradients is a central challenge in ecology and requires prior knowledge of the functional traits mediating species' survival under particular environmental conditions. While the functional ecology of plants has been reasonably well explored, much less is known about that of animals. Ants are among the most diverse, abundant and ecologically significant organisms on earth, and they perform a great variety of ecological functions. In this study, we analyse how the functional species traits present in ant communities vary along broad gradients in climate, productivity and vegetation type in the south-western Mediterranean. To this end, we compiled one of the largest animal databases to date: it contains information on 211 local ant communities (including eight climate variables, productivity, and vegetation type) and 124 ant species, for which 10 functional traits are described. We used traits that characterize different dimensions of the ant functional niche with respect to morphology, life history and behaviour at both individual and colony level. We calculated two complementary functional trait community indices ('trait average' and 'trait dissimilarity') for each trait, and we analysed how they varied along the three different gradients using generalized least squares models that accounted for spatial autocorrelation. Our results show that productivity, vegetation type and, to a lesser extent, each climate variable per se might play an important role in shaping the occurrence of functional species traits in ant communities. Among the climate variables, temperature and precipitation seasonality had a much higher influence on functional responses than their mean values, whose effects were almost lacking. Our results suggest that strong relationships might exist between the abiotic environment and the distribution of functional traits among south-western Mediterranean ant communities. This finding indicates that

  7. Multi-phase defense by the big-headed ant, Pheidole obtusospinosa, against raiding army ants.

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    Huang, Ming H

    2010-01-01

    Army ants are well known for their destructive raids of other ant colonies. Some known defensive strategies include nest evacuation, modification of nest architecture, blockade of nest entrances using rocks or debris, and direct combat outside the nest. Since army ants highly prefer Pheidole ants as prey in desert habitats, there may be strong selective pressure on Pheidole to evolve defensive strategies to better survive raids. In the case of P. obtusospinosa Pergande (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), the worker caste system includes super majors in addition to smaller majors and minor workers. Interestingly, P. obtusospinosa and the six other New World Pheidole species described to have polymorphic major workers are all found in the desert southwest and adjacent regions of Mexico, all co-occurring with various species of Neivamyrmex army ants. Pheidole obtusospinosa used a multi-phase defensive strategy against army ant raids that involved their largest major workers. During army ant attacks, these super majors were involved in blocking the nest entrance with their enlarged heads. This is the first description of defensive head-blocking by an ant species that lacks highly modified head morphology, such as a truncated or disc-shaped head. P. obtusospinosa super majors switched effectively between passive headblocking at the nest entrance and aggressive combat outside the nest. If this multi-phase strategy is found to be used by other Pheidole species with polymorphic majors in future studies, it is possible that selective pressure by army ant raids may have been partially responsible for the convergent evolution of this extra worker caste.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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...... selling prices these efficiencies led to rates of return from 1.52 to 4.56, respectively, if: (i) protein is supplied from commercial products; or (ii) alternatively supplied from free sources such as insects and kitchen waste. These results suggest that Oecophylla ant farming may become highly profitable...

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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...

  15. Análisis de chapas trapezoidales de acero conformado en frio mediante el método de los elementos finitos

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    Llorens Martinez, Enric

    2013-01-01

    En el presente proyecto se ha desarrollado un procedimiento para el análisis de chapas trapezoidales de acero conformado en frío mediante el método de los elementos finitos. En concreto se ha estudiado el comportamiento en el colapso de las chapas sometidas a flexión centrándonos en las diferentes posibilidades de modelización y los distintos parámetros que influyen en ella. Más que un estudio teórico en profundidad de los fenómenos que intervienen en el colapso de las chapas, el obj...

  16. Optimización del ciclo de vida del edificio mediante la construcción sostenible industrializada en base acero

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    Tucho Alonso, Ricardo

    2014-01-01

    La Tesis tiene por objetivo principal plantear una metodología innovadora para la construcción de un edificio partiendo de un análisis profundo de las distintas fases del ciclo de vida del proceso a partir de componentes basados en acero, particularizando en aspectos de gran trascendencia en la ingeniería actual como son: El Ciclo de Vida, reducción de los tiempos, mejora de las condicionesde trabajo, uso de materiales sostenibles, la eficiencia de consumos energéticos, definir y diseñar ...

  17. Modelización numérica del comportamiento adherente acero-hormigón en presencia de compresión transversal.

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    Delgado Bueno, Mª Covadonga

    2008-01-01

    El correo diseño de las longitudes de anclaje es un elemento básico y fundamental en el diseño de estructuras de hormigón armado, no sólo por obvias razones mecánicas, sino también, porque en muchas ocasiones, dichas longitudes condicionan las dimensiones geométricas de los elementos estructurales. Para ello, es necesario el conocimiento en profundidad de los mecanismos de transmisión de tensiones entre el acero y el hormigón en el que están embebidas las armaduras, mecanismo conocido con el ...

  18. Diseño de un sistema constructivo de cubierta curvada autoportante de chapa de acero conformada en frío

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    Abad Fuentes, Carmen Vanesa

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    El presente proyecto versa sobre el diseño de un sistema constructivo de cubierta curvada autoportante de chapa de acero conformada en frío. Los perfiles curvados de chapa se obtienen en fábrica, se transportan hasta obra y se colocan directamente sobre las vigas principales de una estructura, actuando estos de cubierta de la edificación. Este tipo de cubierta presenta una gran ventaja puesto que al ser autoportante no necesita viguetas ni vigas intermedias. Es la propia cha...

  19. Simulación de la precipitación de inclusiones en diferentes etapas del procesamiento del acero líquido

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    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

  20. Análisis experimental de la pérdida de adherencia hormigón-acero en hormigones sometidos a altas temperaturas

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    Varona Moya, Francisco de Borja; Baeza de los Santos, Francisco Javier; Ivorra Chorro, Salvador; Bru Orts, David

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    En el conjunto de materiales de construcción habituales en la edificación y las obras de ingeniería, el hormigón destaca entre otras razones por su excelente comportamiento frente a las altas temperaturas y la exposición al fuego. El presente estudio se centra en la adherencia residual entre el hormigón y las barras de acero corrugado soldable tras exponer probetas a altas temperaturas y enfriarlas hasta temperatura ambiente por convección natural. El estudio incluye hormigones de resistencia...

  1. Transformaciones martensíticas inducidas por deformación y la influencia del hidrógeno en aceros dentro de la norma AISI 304

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    Pontini, Adriana Estela

    1995-01-01

    La norma AISI 304 establece un rango bastante amplio de composición, se estudió entonces, la influencia del C y Ni sobre las transformaciones martensíticas inducidas por deformación. El objetivo fue analizar las limitaciones de la norma para seleccionar aceros sometidos a condiciones de alto riesgo de fragilización por hidrógeno, como así también la influencia del hidrógeno en dicha transformación. Por lo tanto, el hidrógeno fue introducido en solución de manera que no se produzca transformac...

  2. Análisis experimental del torneado de alta velocidad del acero AISI 1045 // Experimental analysis of high speed turning of AISI 1045 steel gears

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    Luís Wilfredo Hernández‐González; Roberto Pérez‐Rodríguez; Patricia del Carmen Zambrano‐Robledo; Martha Patricia Guerrero‐Mata; Luminita Dumitrescu

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    El objetivo de este trabajo es el estudio experimental de la evolución del desgaste del flanco de dosinsertos de carburo recubiertos y un cermet, durante el torneado en seco del acero AISI 1045 con 500 y600 m/min de velocidad de corte. Los resultados fueron comparados utilizando el análisis de varianza y deregresión. La investigación mostró un efecto significativo de la velocidad de corte y del tiempo demaquinado en el desgaste del flanco. El mejor desempeño fue para el carburo recubierto con...

  3. Efecto del volumen de metal cortado y de la velocidad de corte en el desgaste de la herramienta durante el torneado de alta velocidad del acero AISI 1045

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    Luis W. Hernández González; Roberto Pérez Rodríguez; Luminita Dumitrescu; Patricia C. Zambrano Robledo; Martha P. Guerrero Mata

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    En este trabajo se aborda el estudio experimental del efecto del volumen de metal cortado y de la velocidad de corte en el desgaste del flanco de dos insertos de carburos recubiertos y un cermet, durante el torneado de acabado en seco del acero AISI 1045 a velocidades de corte moderada, intermedia y alta. Los resultados fueron comparados utilizando la dimensión volumétrica de la vida útil de la herramienta, el análisis de varianza y el análisis de regresión lineal para describir la relación e...

  4. 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

  5. Estudio numérico del comportamiento de pilares mixtos hormigón-acero sometidos a compresión

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    La presente Tesina de Final de Máster aborda el análisis del comportamiento de pilares mixtos de acero embebido en hormigón biarticulados sometidos a compresión simple. El análisis consta de un estudio comparativo de los resultados obtenidos a partir de un modelo numérico desarrollado mediante el software Abaqus/CAE y el Eurocódigo 4 (EC4). El estudio paramétrico, que cuenta con más de 60 casos analizados, pretende obtener conclusiones precisas acerca de las variables que tienen un mayor impa...

  6. 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....

  7. Why is an Ant's Trail Straight?

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    sive and technically difficult to make a single robot that can find the shortest path around obstacles. Instead of making a single sophisti- cated robot we gain considerably by making many simple robots. These can find the best path through a mere pairwise nearest- neighbour interaction. N ext time you seen an ant, approach ...

  8. The Kanizsa triangle illusion in foraging ants.

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    Sakiyama, Tomoko; Gunji, Yukio-Pegio

    2016-01-01

    The Kanizsa triangle, wherein three Pac-Man configurations symmetrically face inwards, is a well-known illusion. By exposing foraging ants (Lasius niger) to Kanizsa-shaped honeydew solutions, we studied the origin of this illusion. More specifically, we examined whether foraging ants showed different movement reactions to local honeydew patterns formed by nestmates. This novel phenomenon could serve as an abstract model of the Kanizsa triangle illusion under the assumption that such an illusion could arise through the sum of each agent's limited global cognitions, because each agent could not perceive the entire subjective contours. Even a subjective consciousness consists of some parts which have no identical perception and could be an illusion. We succeeded in inducing foragers to move along the sides of a Kanizsa triangle when Pac-Man-shaped inducers were introduced. Furthermore, foragers appeared to form Y-shaped trajectories when dot-shaped or inverse Kanizsa inducers were used. Based on our findings, we propose an agent-based ant model that compares modelled behaviour with experimental phenomena. Our abstract model could be used to explain such cognitive phenomena for bottom-up processes, because ants cannot perceive the given subjective contours, instead simply move along the edges. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. A cellular automata model for ant trails

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    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. ... artificial swarm intelligence [15] have occurred. ... the density dependence of the flux and mean velocity for some f values are discussed in. §3.

  10. Individual ant workers show self-control.

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    Wendt, Stephanie; Czaczkes, Tomer J

    2017-10-01

    Often, the first option is not the best. Self-control can allow humans and animals to improve resource intake under such conditions. Self-control in animals is often investigated using intertemporal choice tasks-choosing a smaller reward immediately or a larger reward after a delay. However, intertemporal choice tasks may underestimate self-control, as test subjects may not fully understand the task. Vertebrates show much greater apparent self-control in more natural foraging contexts and spatial discounting tasks than in intertemporal choice tasks. However, little is still known about self-control in invertebrates. Here, we investigate self-control in the black garden ant Lasius niger We confront individual workers with a spatial discounting task, offering a high-quality reward far from the nest and a poor-quality reward closer to the nest. Most ants (69%) successfully ignored the closer, poorer reward in favour of the further, better one. However, when both the far and the close rewards were of the same quality, most ants (83%) chose the closer feeder, indicating that the ants were indeed exercising self-control, as opposed to a fixation on an already known food source. © 2017 The Author(s).

  11. 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...

  12. Caste-specific tyramides from Myrmicine ants

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    T.H. Jones; H.M. Garrafo; T.F. Spande; N.R. Andriamaharavo; J.S.T. Gorman; A.J. Snyder; A.W. Jeter; J.A. Torres; John W. Daly

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    Analysis of the extracts of male ants of Monomorium minimum and Monomorium ebeninum by GC-MS and GC-FTIR revealed the presence of tyramides 2 and 4c, for which the structures were established by comparison with synthetic samples. These compounds and their analogues 1 and 3 were also found in males of other Monomorium species, males of Myrmicaria opaciventris, and males...

  13. 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.

  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. 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...

  16. Plasmodium parasitaemia among pregnant women attending ante ...

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    Plasmodium parasitaemia was determined among pregnant women attending Ante-Natal Clinic at Military Hospital Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria using the Standard parasitological technique. Venous blood was collected from 200 pregnant women, both thick and thin blood films were made on clean greese-free glass ...

  17. Water surface locomotion in tropical canopy ants.

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    Yanoviak, S P; Frederick, D N

    2014-06-15

    Upon falling onto the water surface, most terrestrial arthropods helplessly struggle and are quickly eaten by aquatic predators. Exceptions to this outcome mostly occur among riparian taxa that escape by walking or swimming at the water surface. Here we document sustained, directional, neustonic locomotion (i.e. surface swimming) in tropical arboreal ants. We dropped 35 species of ants into natural and artificial aquatic settings in Peru and Panama to assess their swimming ability. Ten species showed directed surface swimming at speeds >3 body lengths s(-1), with some swimming at absolute speeds >10 cm s(-1). Ten other species exhibited partial swimming ability characterized by relatively slow but directed movement. The remaining species showed no locomotory control at the surface. The phylogenetic distribution of swimming among ant genera indicates parallel evolution and a trend toward negative association with directed aerial descent behavior. Experiments with workers of Odontomachus bauri showed that they escape from the water by directing their swimming toward dark emergent objects (i.e. skototaxis). Analyses of high-speed video images indicate that Pachycondyla spp. and O. bauri use a modified alternating tripod gait when swimming; they generate thrust at the water surface via synchronized treading and rowing motions of the contralateral fore and mid legs, respectively, while the hind legs provide roll stability. These results expand the list of facultatively neustonic terrestrial taxa to include various species of tropical arboreal ants. © 2014. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

  18. Ants ja Jaak / Ants Juske, Jaak Juske ; intervjueerinud Margit Tõnson, Maris Sander

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    Juske, Ants, 1956-2016

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    Kunstiteadlane Ants Juske ja tema poliitikust poeg Jaak Juske räägivad põlvkondade erinevustest ja konfliktidest, oma poliitilisest identiteedist, haridusest, eeskujudest, huvidest, eluviisidest. Nende eluloolisi andmeid

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Studies on the environmental implications of ants (Hymenoptera ...

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    A study of ants associated wh two synanthropcenvironments in Awka was carried out in 2008 using pitfall and bait traps. The study yelded a total of 561 ants wth 409 obtaned from the hemisynanthrophic environment while 192 ants were collected from the endophilic environment. The percentage occurrence, total dstribution ...

  3. Ants Orasest ja Anne Lange monograafiast / Jüri Talvet

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    Talvet, Jüri, 1945-

    2005-01-01

    Arvustus: Oras, Ants. Luulekool. I, Apoloogia / koostajad Hando Runnel ja Jaak Rähesoo. Tartu : Ilmamaa, 2003 ; Oras, Ants. Luulekool II, Meistriklass. Tartu : Ilmamaa, 2004 ; Lange, Anne. Ants Oras : [kirjandusteadlane, -kriitik ja tõlkija (1900-1982)]. Tartu : Ilmamaa, 2004

  4. Ants, rodents and seed predation in Proteaceae | Bond | African ...

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    Many species of Cape Proteaceae have seeds dispersed by ants. Ants may reduce seed prédation by rapidly transporting and burying seeds in their nests. Three field experiments using ant and vertebrate exclosures were set up to determine whether prédation of Mimetes pauciflorus and Leucospermum glabrum fruits is ...

  5. 9 CFR 381.71 - Condemnation on ante mortem inspection.

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    2010-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURE AGENCY ORGANIZATION AND TERMINOLOGY; MANDATORY MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION AND VOLUNTARY... Condemnation on ante mortem inspection. (a) Birds plainly showing on ante mortem inspection any disease or... mortem inspection, shall be condemned. Birds which on ante mortem inspection are condemned shall not be...

  6. 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

    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......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...

  7. Postmortem artifacts made by ants and the effect of ant activity on decompositional rates.

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    Campobasso, Carlo P; Marchetti, Daniela; Introna, Francesco; Colonna, Massimo F

    2009-03-01

    Ants belong to the family Formicidae of the order Hymenoptera and they are one of the world's dominant insect groups. Ants can be present at all stages of carrion decomposition as they are typically observed shortly after death or during the early postmortem period, but even later once the fly maggots had left the body. Their role in the faunal succession varies from predator on the eggs and larvae of other insects (mainly Diptera), thus reducing significantly the rate of decomposition, to scavenger on the flesh or exudates from the corpse itself. As they can deeply affect the occurrence of cadaver entomofauna, the presence or absence of ants should be taken into account in every case involving postmortem interval estimates based on entomological evidence. In fact, the effects of ants on carrion reduction seem to be mainly dependent on species, on their amount or abundance, and on geographic area. The feeding action of ants can cause many irregular, serpiginous, scalloped areas of superficial skin loss, and small punctate and scratch-type lesions may be often observed on the body, which are the result of postmortem ant bites. Usually ant injuries are orange-pink to yellow in color and diffusely scattered over the skin surface. These injuries consist of small and rather shallow gnawed holes that can be easily misinterpreted as antemortem abrasions or resulting from strong acids. No bleeding is associated with such skin lesions but sometimes considerable hemorrhage can take place, especially where removal of superficial layers of skin occurs in congested parts of the body. As ants attack the uncovered areas of the body, ant bites can frequently give rise to suspicion especially if located on the neck mimicking antemortem injuries. They are also occasionally misinterpreted as patterned abrasion due to the imprinted effect of a blunt or offending object. On closer inspection, artifacts made by ants can be immediately apparent especially when the ants are identified

  8. Ant species identity mediates reproductive traits and allocation in an ant-garden bromeliad.

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    Leroy, Céline; Corbara, Bruno; Pélozuelo, Laurent; Carrias, Jean-François; Dejean, Alain; Céréghino, Régis

    2012-01-01

    Determining the sources of variation in floral morphology is crucial to understanding the mechanisms underlying Angiosperm evolution. The selection of floral and reproductive traits is influenced by the plant's abiotic environment, florivores and pollinators. However, evidence that variations in floral traits result from mutualistic interactions with insects other than pollinators is lacking in the published literature and has rarely been investigated. We aimed to determine whether the association with either Camponotus femoratus or Pachycondyla goeldii (both involved in seed dispersal and plant protection) mediates the reproductive traits and allocation of Aechmea mertensii, an obligatory ant-garden tank-bromeliad, differently. Floral and reproductive traits were compared between the two A. mertensii ant-gardens. The nitrogen flux from the ants to the bromeliads was investigated through experimental enrichments with stable isotopes ((15)N). Camponotus femoratus-associated bromeliads produced inflorescences up to four times longer than did P. goeldii-associated bromeliads. Also, the numbers of flowers and fruits were close to four times higher, and the number of seeds and their mass per fruit were close to 1·5 times higher in C. femoratus than in P. goeldii-associated bromeliads. Furthermore, the (15)N-enrichment experiment showed that C. femoratus-associated bromeliads received more nitrogen from ants than did P. goeldii-associated bromeliads, with subsequent positive repercussions on floral development. Greater benefits were conferred to A. mertensii by the association with C. femoratus compared with P. goeldii ants. We show for the first time that mutualistic associations with ants can result in an enhanced reproductive allocation for the bromeliad A. mertensii. Nevertheless, the strength and direction of the selection of floral and fruit traits change based on the ant species and were not related to light exposure. The different activities and ecological

  9. EFECTO DE LA TEMPERATURA SOBRE LA RESISTENCIA A LA TRACCIÓN DE ALGUNOS REFUERZOS DE FIBRAS PARA MATRICES CERÁMICAS O POLIMÉRICAS EFEITO DA TEMPERATURA SOBRE A RESISTÊNCIA À TRAÇÃO DE ALGUNS REFORZOS DE FIBRAS PARA MATRIZES CERÁMICAS OU POLIMÉRICAS EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON TH E TENSILE STRENGTH OF SOME FIBER REINFORCEMENTS FOR CERAMIC OR POLYMER MATRICES

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    MARYORY ASTRID GÓMEZ

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un estudio de las propiedades termomecánicas de fibras de acero de bajo carbono, de acero inoxidable ASI-SAE 304, de aramida y de carbono. Además, se analizó el aspecto superficial de refuerzos de lana mineral de roca y lana de aluminosilicatos antes y después de someterlos a tratamientos térmicos a 1000 ºC. La resistencia a la tracción de las fibras se evaluó antes y después de someterlas a tratamientos térmicos a temperaturas de 400, 600, 800 y 1000 ºC dependiendo de la degradación que mostraran. Además, se efectuó un análisis termogravimétrico a cada tipo de fibra para determinar los cambios de peso a diferentes temperaturas. Las fibras de acero inoxidable mostraron la mayor estabilidad termomecánica, mientras que las fibras de aramida con tratamientos a 400 ºC mostraron propiedades mecánicas prácticamente nulas.Este artigo apresenta um estudo das propriedades termomecánicas de fibras de aço baixo carbono, de aço inoxidável ASI-SAE 304, de aramida e de carbono. Além disso, se analisou o aspecto superficial de reforços de lã mineral de rocha e lã de aluminosilicatos antes e depois que submetê-las a tratamentos térmicos a 1000 ºC. A resistência à tração das fibras se avaliou antes e depois de submetê-las a tratamentos térmicos a temperaturas de 400, 600, 800 e 1000 ºC dependendo da degradação que mostraram. Além disso, se efetuou uma análise termogravim étrica a cada tipo de fibra para determinar as mudanças de peso a diferentes temperaturas. As fibras de aço inoxidável mostraram a maior estabilidade termomecânica, enquanto as fibras de aramida com tratamentos a 400 ºC mostraram propriedades mecânicas praticamente nulas.This paper presents a study of the thermomechanical properties of low carbon steel, AISI-SAE 304 stainless steel, aramid and carbon fibers. Moreover, surface aspect of mineral rock wool of and aluminosilicate wool reinforcements was analyzed prior and after

  10. Interactive effects of soil-dwelling ants, ant mounds and simulated grazing on local plant community composition

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    Veen, G. F. (Ciska); Olff, H.

    2011-01-01

    Interactions between aboveground vertebrate herbivores and subterranean yellow meadow ants (Lasius flavus) can drive plant community patterns in grassland ecosystems. Here, we study the relative importance of the presence of ants (L. flavus) and ant mounds under different simulated grazing regimes

  11. Ex Ante Research Explored: Numbers, Types and Use of Ex Ante Policy Studies by the Dutch Government

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    Haarhuis, Carolien Maria Klein; Smit, Monika

    2017-01-01

    Ex ante research can contribute to evidence-informed policies. In this article, we explore numbers and types of ex ante studies as well as their use. First, we took stock of a potentially wide range of ex ante studies published by the Dutch government between 2005 and 2011, applying a systematic approach. Though unevenly distributed across…

  12. Predicción de propiedades mecánicas y microestructurales en aceros laminados en caliente

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    Artigas, A.

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available In this work, sets of experimental data obtained from laboratory or hot rolling plants steels belonging to the local siderurgical industry were structured in a semiempirical model. A modelization based on the finite element technique of the cooling curves was made for this kind of steels during the coiling process. From the cooling curves obtained with this technique, the precipitated nitrogen fraction was computed. At the same time, from the chemical composition data and reduction percent during hot rolling, a model that predicts the final grain size after hot rolling was established. From this value of grain size and the free nitrogen results obtained from the model plus the chemical composition and the process variables, the yield stress and ultimate tensile stress, UTS, were estimated. The parameters obtained were validated from either, laboratory or plant results. Furthermore, an statistical test in order to assure the validity of the correlation between the different experimental and predicted modelized properties was made. Finally, the different equations and algorithms used were integrated in user friendly software, which allows not only to predict mechanical and microstructural properties, but also to make sensibility analysis. This kind of work allows in turn to investigate new fabrication processes.

    En el presente trabajo se estructura de manera racional el cúmulo de datos experimentales extraídos, ya sea de laboratorio o de la planta de laminado en caliente de aceros, perteneciente a la industria siderúrgica local. Se realizó una modelización, basada en la técnica de elementos finitos, de las curvas de enfriamiento de estos aceros durante la etapa de bobinado. Con las curvas de enfriamiento obtenidas con esta técnica se calculó, a partir de un modelo cinético, la fracción precipitada de nitrógeno. Paralelamente, con los datos de composición química y porcentaje de reducción durante el laminado en caliente, se

  13. Mecanismos de corrosión e inhibición electroquímica del acero galvanorrecocido

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    Arenas, M. A.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion mechanism of galvannealed in 0,6 M NaCl has been evaluated by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS. After 48 hours and for longer immersion time, up to 1 month, in sodium chloride, the system is controlled by a diffusion process at finite layer. Moreover, the effectiveness of cerium salts as inhibitor added in the electrolyte has been studied. Inhibition percentages of about 85% for 500 and 1000 ppm at 24 hours have been found. On the hand, changes in the corrosion mechanism due to the cerium presence were shown.

    Se ha estudiado el mecanismo de corrosión de un acero galvanorrecocido, en 0,6 M de cloruro sódico, mediante espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica. Los resultados revelan que el sistema, para tiempos mayores de 48 h de inmersión y hasta 1 mes en NaCl, está controlado por un proceso de difusión en capa finita. A su vez, se ha estudiado la efectividad de sales de cerio como inhibidor añadido en el medio agresivo, obteniéndose porcentajes de inhibición del 85% para concentraciones de 500 y 1.000 ppm a las 24 h de exposición. Además, los espectros de impedancia electroquímica revelan un cambio en el mecanismo de corrosión del galvanorrecocido por la adición del cerio en el medio.

  14. Edge detection in digital images using Ant Colony Optimization

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    Marjan Kuchaki Rafsanjani

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    Full Text Available Ant Colony Optimization (ACO is an optimization algorithm inspired by the behavior of real ant colonies to approximate the solutions of difficult optimization problems. In this paper, ACO is introduced to tackle the image edge detection problem. The proposed approach is based on the distribution of ants on an image; ants try to find possible edges by using a state transition function. Experimental results show that the proposed method compared to standard edge detectors is less sensitive to Gaussian noise and gives finer details and thinner edges when compared to earlier ant-based approaches.

  15. Dermatitis de contacto por prótesis ortopédicas Contact dermatitis for orthopaedic prostheses

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    C.A. Danielo; M. Reyna; Consigli, C.

    2007-01-01

    Diversas aleaciones son utilizadas en la fabricación de prótesis ortopédicas (ej: titanio, vitalio, etc), dentro de las cuales la más utilizada es la de acero inoxidable. El níquel, parte importante de esta aleación, es capaz de liberarse y provocar sensibilización, desencadenando reacciones cutáneas locales y sistémicas. De los materiales que componen la aleación para formar acero inoxidable, el níquel es el que más frecuentemente se ve implicado en reacciones cutáneas por sensibilidad, en t...

  16. EFICACIA DE LA PREPARACIÓN BIOMECÁNICA DE CONDUCTOS RADICULARES EN EL CRECIMIENTO MICROBIOLÓGICO EN PIEZAS DENTARIAS ANTERIORES CON NECROSIS PULPAR EN PACIENTES DE LA CLÍNICA ODONTOLÓGICA UANCV. JULIACA, PUNO. 2013

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    RESULTADOS TABLAS DE INFORMACIÓN GENERAL TABLAS QUE RESPONDEN A LOS OBJETIVOS MICROBIOLOGÍA ENDODÓNTICA VÍAS MICROBIANAS DE ACCESO TÚBULOS DENTINARIOS CAVIDAD ABIERTA MEMBRANA PERIODONTAL REQUERIMIENTOS PARA UN PATÓGENO ENDODÓNTICO POTENCIAL DE OXIDO-REDUCCIÓN ANTAGÓNICOS INTERMICROBIANOS NECROSIS PULPAR TIPOS DE NECROSIS PREPARACIÓN BIOMECÁNICA EN PIEZAS CON NECROSIS PULPAR INSTRUMENTOS CONVENCIONALES DE ACERO INOXIDABLE CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LAS LIMAS K DE ACERO INOXIDABLE PROPIEDADES FÍSICAS ...

  17. Caracterización de aceros dual-phase obtenidos por laminación en caliente

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    Houbaert, Y.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Samples were obtained from C-Mn-Si steel available in the market. Through a hot rolling and coiling process, it was possible to obtain Dual-Phase steel with microstructural and mechanical properties in the theoretical range typical of this material. The thermomechanical process consisted of a strong reduction by multiples pass of hot rolling at temperatures above Ar3, controlled-cooling the sheets during 5 s (at a rate of 20 °C/s in the equilibrium range α+γ. Temperature Ar3 measured by differential scanning calorimetry was 890 °C. Quenching was then carried out in the coiling temperatures range (500-675 °C, cooling the samples in accordance to an established curve that corresponds to the actual cooling curve of a coil. The microstructural characterization of the samples obtained was carried out by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Additionally, texture measurements were carried out by X-ray diffraction in order to study the resulting orientations due to the finishing rolling temperature and coiling temperature, determining the influence on these parameters of the different texture components. The microstructural results were complemented with the normal and planar anisotropy indexes measured in according to the ASTM E-517 standard. The intensities of the different texture components were correlated with the values of anisotropy indexes, finding that it is possible to obtain only a slightly enhancement in the normal anisotropy index through an appropriate combination of finish rolling and coiling temperatures.

    Se tomaron muestras de acero al C-Mn-Si disponible en el mercado y mediante un proceso de laminación en caliente y bobinado, se obtuvo acero Dual Phase con microestructura y propiedades mecánicas dentro del rango teórico esperado de este material. El proceso termomecánico consistió en producir una fuerte reducción a temperaturas mayores a Ar3

  18. 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.

  19. RESISTENCIA A LA CORROSIÓN DE LAS MULTICAPAS DE [TIN/ALTIN]n DEPOSITADAS SOBRE ACERO AL CARBONO AISI 1045

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    WILLIAM APERADOR

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el mejoramiento frente a la corrosión de los recubrimientos multicapas de [TiN/AlTiN]n con periodos de 2, 6, 12 y 24 bicapas depositados mediante la técnica de PVD magnetrón Sputtering sobre acero al carbono AISI 1045. La evaluación electroquímica se realizó mediante las técnicas espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica (EIS y curvas de polarización Tafel, en una solución de 0.5M de H2SO4 + 3.5% wt. de NaCl. La resistencia a la corrosión aumentó de forma gradual en función del número de bicapas en comparación al sustrato encontrando valores de velocidad de corrosión de 18.51 mpy para el sustrato sin recubrir y de 1x10 6 mpy para la muestra con 24 bicapas. Los resultados electroquímicos revelan el efecto positivo en cuanto a la protección superficial del acero 1045 con el incremento del periodo en las multicapas de [TiN /AlTiN]n.

  20. Obtención de curvas de enfriamiento continuo de aceros de bajo carbono microaleados mediante dilatometrías a diferentes rapideces de enfriamiento

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    Matías Ramírez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de la obtención de curvas de enfriamiento continuo (curvas CCT a partir de ensayos de dilatometría, contemplando diferentes rapideces de enfriamiento para dos aceros de bajo carbono microaleados. En base a las curvas de dilatometría, se determinan las temperaturas iniciales y finales de transformación de austenita a ferrita. Luego, se grafica cada rapidez de enfriamiento y se ubican las temperaturas de transformación de fases identificadas previamente. Se correlaciona esta información con resultados del estudio microestructural realizado sobre cada muestra mediante microscopía óptica. Se contempla la identificación y cuantificación (a través de la determinación de la fracción volumétrica de los microconstituyentes presentes en cada caso. Finalmente, se completa el estudio con mediciones de microdureza. Basados en los resultados se logra construir la curva CCT correspondiente a cada acero en el rango de rapideces de enfriamiento entre 0,03°C/s y 8,2 °C/s.

  1. Microestructuras producidas en la soldadura de unión de aceros para tuberías de gran diámetro

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    Salazar, M.

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available This is an evaluation of the microstructure in the heat affected zone (HAZ of steel weldings used in pipe lines. The welding was made by shielding metal are welding. This is a welding process with multiple run and low heat input, however local brittle zones are present in the HAZ. These are originated by a complex mechanism that is influenced by welding parameters and chemical composition of the steel. The welding sequences that help to eliminate the local brittle zones are studied.

    En este trabajo se estudian las microestructuras producidas en la zona afectada por el calor (HAZ de la soldadura de unión en aceros utilizados en la construcción de poliductos. Se analizan las juntas obtenidas mediante soldadura manual con electrodo revestido. A pesar de que este es un proceso de soldadura con un bajo aporte térmico, se encuentran zonas frágiles locales que se originan por un mecanismo complejo influido por parámetros de soldadura y composición química del acero. Se analizan secuencias de soldaduras que ayuden a la desaparición de las mismas.

  2. Host ant independent oviposition in the parasitic butterfly Maculinea alcon

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    Fürst, Matthias A; Nash, David Richard

    2010-01-01

    Parasitic Maculinea alcon butterflies can only develop in nests of a subset of available Myrmica ant species, so female butterflies have been hypothesized to preferentially lay eggs on plants close to colonies of the correct host ants. Previous correlational investigations of host......-ant-dependent oviposition in this and other Maculinea species have, however, shown equivocal results, leading to a long-term controversy over support for this hypothesis. We therefore conducted a controlled field experiment to study the egg-laying behaviour of M. alcon. Matched potted Gentiana plants were set out close...... to host-ant nests and non-host-ant nests, and the number and position of eggs attached were assessed. Our results show no evidence for host-ant-based oviposition in M. alcon, but support an oviposition strategy based on plant characteristics. This suggests that careful management of host-ant distribution...

  3. Exploring with PAM: Prospecting ANTS Missions for Solar System Surveys

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    Clark, P. E.; Rilee, M. L.; Curtis, S. A.

    2003-01-01

    ANTS (Autonomous Nano-Technology Swarm), a large (1000 member) swarm of nano to picoclass (10 to 1 kg) totally autonomous spacecraft, are being developed as a NASA advanced mission concept. ANTS, based on a hierarchical insect social order, use an evolvable, self-similar, hierarchical neural system in which individual spacecraft represent the highest level nodes. ANTS uses swarm intelligence attained through collective, cooperative interactions of the nodes at all levels of the system. At the highest levels this can take the form of cooperative, collective behavior among the individual spacecraft in a very large constellation. The ANTS neural architecture is designed for totally autonomous operation of complex systems including spacecraft constellations. The ANTS (Autonomous Nano Technology Swarm) concept has a number of possible applications. A version of ANTS designed for surveying and determining the resource potential of the asteroid belt, called PAM (Prospecting ANTS Mission), is examined here.

  4. Forest edges and fire ants alter the seed shadow of an ant-dispersed plant.

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    Ness, J H

    2004-02-01

    Exotic species invade fragmented, edge-rich habitats readily, yet the distinct impacts of habitat edges and invaders on native biota are rarely distinguished. Both appear detrimental to ant-dispersed plants such as bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis. Working in northeastern Georgia (USA), an area characterized by a rich ant-dispersed flora, fragmented forests, and invasions by the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, I monitored the interactions between ants and S. canadensis seeds in uninvaded forest interiors, uninvaded forest edges, invaded forest interiors, and invaded forest edges. I observed 95% of the seed dispersal events that occurred within the 60-min observation intervals. Seed collection rates were similar among all four (habitat x invasion) groups. The presence of invasive ants had a strong effect on seed dispersal distance: S. invicta collected most seeds in invaded sites, but was a poorer disperser than four of five native ant taxa. Habitat type (interior versus edge) had no effect on seed dispersal distance, but it had a strong effect on seed dispersal direction. Dispersal towards the edge was disproportionately rare in uninvaded forest edges, and ants in those habitats moved the average dispersed seed approximately 70 cm away from that edge. Dispersal direction was also skewed away from the edge in uninvaded forest interiors and invaded forest edges, albeit non-significantly. This biased dispersal may help explain the rarity of myrmecochorous plants in younger forests and edges, and their poor ability to disperse between fragments. This is the first demonstration that forest edges and S. invicta invasion influence seed dispersal destination and distance, respectively. These forces act independently.

  5. Pseudocopulation of an orchid by male ants: a test of two hypotheses accounting for the rarity of ant pollination.

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    Peakall, R; Beattie, A J; James, S H

    1987-10-01

    The orchid Leporella fimbriata is pollinated by pseudocopulation with winged males of the ant Myrmecia urens. This recently studied interaction provides a unique opportunity to examine the two current hypotheses concerning the apparent rarity of ant pollination systems worldwide. The first hypothesis requires a series of specialized growth forms and floral characteristics regarded as adaptations to ant pollination. L. fimbriata does not possess them. The second considers the pollenicidal effects of secretions from the metapleural gland of ants. These glands are absent in M. urens males and it may be that the occurrence of ant pollination requires the absence of metapleural glands in the vector.

  6. Bioturbation by Fire Ants in the Coastal Prairie of Texas

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    Cameron, G.; Williams, L.

    2001-12-01

    Fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) were introduced to the US in the early part of the last century. They have spread throughout the southeastern US in the absence of native competitors and predators with a range limited by abiotic factors. Each fire ant mound contains thousands of individuals, can be large, and can be numerous enough to comprise a dominant feature of the landscape. Studies of this species have focused upon its spread, formation of single- and multiple-queen colonies, genetic structure, and impact on native fauna and human health. Some studies have analyzed native fire ant-soil interactions, but few studies have examined the process of bioturbation by introduced fire ants in native ecosystems. Fire ants on the coastal prairie of Texas primarily are of the multiple-queen type that exhibit a much higher density of mounds than the single-queen type. Consequently, mound-building activities by fire ants can have a marked effect upon soil structure and nutrient content and may affect soil organisms and plants. Fire ant activity, mound density, mound dispersion, soil texture, soil permeability, soil moisture content, and soil nutrients were measured. Fire ants mounds are visible aboveground from April-November. Density of mounds was 117-738/ha, and average mound lifespan was 3.6 months with only 9% of the mounds remaining active throughout the entire season. Mounds were dispersed randomly. Foraging activity by fire ants was from June through October with a peak in July. Annual soil turnover was estimated by collecting and weighing mounds. There was no effect of ant mounds on soil texture, but water infiltration was higher in areas with ant mounds. Early-season samples showed no nutrient differences, but late-season samples showed that ant mounds contained higher amounts of micronutrients than random samples of soil. These data are compared to similar data on effects of mounds from native ants and from native and introduced ants in different habitats.

  7. Size matters: nest colonization patterns for twig-nesting ants.

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    Jiménez-Soto, Estelí; Philpott, Stacy M

    2015-08-01

    Understanding the drivers of ant diversity and co-occurrence in agroecosystems is fundamental because ants participate in interactions that influence agroecosystem processes. Multiple local and regional factors influence ant community assembly.We examined local factors that influence the structure of a twig-nesting ant community in a coffee system in Mexico using an experimental approach. We investigated whether twig characteristics (nest entrance size and diversity of nest entrance sizes) and nest strata (canopy shade tree or coffee shrub) affected occupation, species richness, and community composition of twig-nesting ants and whether frequency of occupation of ant species varied with particular nest entrance sizes or strata.We conducted our study in a shaded coffee farm in Chiapas, Mexico, between March and June 2012. We studied ant nest colonization by placing artificial nests (bamboo twigs) on coffee shrubs and shade trees either in diverse or uniform treatments. We also examined whether differences in vegetation (no. of trees, canopy cover and coffee density) influenced nest colonization.We found 33 ant species occupying 73% of nests placed. Nest colonization did not differ with nest strata or size. Mean species richness of colonizing ants was significantly higher in the diverse nest size entrance treatment, but did not differ with nest strata. Community composition differed between strata and also between the diverse and uniform size treatments on coffee shrubs, but not on shade trees. Some individual ant species were more frequently found in certain nest strata and in nests with certain entrance sizes.Our results indicate that twig-nesting ants are nest-site limited, quickly occupy artificial nests of many sizes, and that trees or shrubs with twigs of a diversity of entrance sizes likely support higher ant species richness. Further, individual ant species more frequently occupy nests with different sized entrances promoting ant richness on individual coffee

  8. Placas de aço inoxidável 316L aplicadas no reparo de fratura experimental diafisária do rádio e ulna de cães

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi o de estudar a resistência à corrosão em placas de aço inoxidável 316L, com diferentes tipos de acabamento e tratamento superficial, e a possível interferência dessa reação corrosiva na consolidação óssea. Utilizaram-se placas semi-acabadas, polidas, tratadas com jatos de microesferas de vidro e passivadas, as quais foram aplicadas na epífise distal do rádio de cães. Foram utilizados 12 animais, divididos em dois grupos, nos quais, após osteotomia bilateral do rádio e ulna, foram realizadas osteossínteses do rádio, totalizando 24 procedimentos. Avaliou-se a evolução clínica e radiográfica das regiões que receberam os implantes aos 30, 60, 90, 180, 240 e 360 dias. Os animais do grupo 1 (GI foram sacrificados aos 180 dias e os do GII aos 360 dias para estudo histológico e de microscopia eletrônica de varredura do local da osteotomia sob a região dos implantes metálicos e para estudo da resistência à corrosão no organismo, pelos implantes metálicos, por meio de análises química e metalográfica (microscopia óptica e eletrônica de varredura e espectroscopia de espalhamento de energia por raios X. Os animais recuperaram a função dos membros operados 24 horas após a cirurgia. Radiograficamente, verificou-se a consolidação óssea em todos os animais. Macro e microscopicamente não foram observados sinais de corrosão nos implantes metálicos, exceto em uma placa passivada, aplicada no rádio esquerdo de um animal, na qual a corrosão foi detectada pela microscopia óptica e eletrônica de varredura. Este estudo permite concluir que as placas de aço inoxidável 316L, independente do acabamento superficial a que foram submetidas, não sofreram corrosão ou reações adversas e foram efetivas no tratamento das fraturas experimentais do rádio e ulna de cães.

  9. 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

  10. Ant-Man and the quantum realm

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    Michalakis, Spiros

    2015-11-01

    I was in Los Angeles airport, stuffing French fries into my mouth and waiting for a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, when my phone buzzed. The e-mail was from the Science and Entertainment Exchange, a non-profit organization working to elevate the level of science in the movies, and it told me to report to Atlanta to consult on a new superhero movie: Ant-Man.

  11. Ant colony optimization and stochastic gradient descent.

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    Meuleau, Nicolas; Dorigo, Marco

    2002-01-01

    In this article, we study the relationship between the two techniques known as ant colony optimization (ACO) and stochastic gradient descent. More precisely, we show that some empirical ACO algorithms approximate stochastic gradient descent in the space of pheromones, and we propose an implementation of stochastic gradient descent that belongs to the family of ACO algorithms. We then use this insight to explore the mutual contributions of the two techniques.

  12. "Brzoza" – filmowy "Gesamtkunstwerk" Ante Babai

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    Pająk, Patrycjusz

    2012-01-01

    The Birch Tree (1967), directed by Ante Babaja, is one of the most outstanding achievements of Croatian film modernism. It touches on the problem of rural life, which is unusual for film modernism. The work is inspired by Slavko Kolar’s rural prose, naive paintings by artists from Hlebine and north Croatian folk rites and songs. In this film, Babaja presents a naturalistic interpretation of rural existence, where the human spirit is stifled by dull material and inert nature. Th...

  13. Ant nest corrosion -- Exploring the labyrinth

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    Elliott, P.; Corbett, R.A.

    1999-07-01

    The phenomenon of ant nest (formicary) corrosion is reviewed. Current theories indicate that attack requires the simultaneous presence of moisture, oxygen and a corrodent, usually an organic acid, such as formic acid. Morphological features are presented using several recent case studies as examples. This paper seeks to create more answers to this less appreciated phenomenon that causes premature corrosion failure in copper tubes used typically for refrigeration or air conditioning applications.

  14. 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.

  15. 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 of hydrocarbons present on the cuticle of every individual (the "label"). Recognition occurs when an ant encounters another individual, and compares the label it perceives to an internal representation of its own colony odor (the "template"). A mismatch between label and template leads to rejection of the encountered individual. Although advances have been made in our understanding of how the label is produced and acquired, contradictory evidence exists about information processing of recognition cues. Here, we review the literature on template acquisition in ants and address how and when the template is formed, where in the nervous system it is localized, and the possible role of learning. We combine seemingly contradictory evidence in to a novel, parsimonious theory for the information processing of nestmate recognition cues.

  16. Optimal construction of army ant living bridges.

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    Graham, Jason M; Kao, Albert B; Wilhelm, Dylana A; Garnier, Simon

    2017-12-21

    Integrating the costs and benefits of collective behaviors is a fundamental challenge to understanding the evolution of group living. These costs and benefits can rarely be quantified simultaneously due to the complexity of the interactions within the group, or even compared to each other because of the absence of common metrics between them. The construction of 'living bridges' by New World army ants - which they use to shorten their foraging trails - is a unique example of a collective behavior where costs and benefits have been experimentally measured and related to each other. As a result, it is possible to make quantitative predictions about when and how the behavior will be observed. In this paper, we extend a previous mathematical model of these costs and benefits to much broader domain of applicability. Specifically, we exhibit a procedure for analyzing the optimal formation, and final configuration, of army ant living bridges given a means to express the geometrical configuration of foraging path obstructions. Using this procedure, we provide experimentally testable predictions of the final bridge position, as well as the optimal formation process for certain cases, for a wide range of scenarios, which more closely resemble common terrain obstacles that ants encounter in nature. As such, our framework offers a rare benchmark for determining the evolutionary pressures governing the evolution of a naturally occurring collective animal behavior. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Dispersal Polymorphisms in Invasive Fire Ants.

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    Jackson A Helms

    Full Text Available In the Found or Fly (FoF hypothesis ant queens experience reproduction-dispersal tradeoffs such that queens with heavier abdomens are better at founding colonies but are worse flyers. We tested predictions of FoF in two globally invasive fire ants, Solenopsis geminata (Fabricius, 1804 and S. invicta (Buren, 1972. Colonies of these species may produce two different monogyne queen types-claustral queens with heavy abdomens that found colonies independently, and parasitic queens with small abdomens that enter conspecific nests. Claustral and parasitic queens were similarly sized, but the abdomens of claustral queens weighed twice as much as those of their parasitic counterparts. Their heavier abdomens adversely impacted morphological predictors of flight ability, resulting in 32-38% lower flight muscle ratios, 55-63% higher wing loading, and 32-33% higher abdomen drag. In lab experiments maximum flight durations in claustral S. invicta queens decreased by about 18 minutes for every milligram of abdomen mass. Combining our results into a simple fitness tradeoff model, we calculated that an average parasitic S. invicta queen could produce only 1/3 as many worker offspring as a claustral queen, but could fly 4 times as long and have a 17- to 36-fold larger potential colonization area. Investigations of dispersal polymorphisms and their associated tradeoffs promises to shed light on range expansions in invasive species, the evolution of alternative reproductive strategies, and the selective forces driving the recurrent evolution of parasitism in ants.

  18. Recognition of social identity in ants

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    Nick eBos

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Recognizing the identity of others, from the individual to the group level, is a hallmark of society. Ants, and other social insects, have evolved advanced societies characterized by efficient social recognition systems. Colony identity is mediated by colony specific signature mixtures, a blend of hydrocarbons present on the cuticle of every individual (the label. Recognition occurs when an ant encounters another individual, and compares the label it perceives to an internal representation of its own colony odor (the template. A mismatch between label and template leads to rejection of the encountered individual. Although advances have been made in our understanding of how the label is produced and acquired, contradictory evidence exists about information processing of recognition cues. Here, we review the literature on template acquisition in ants and address how and when the template is formed, where in the nervous system it is localized, and the possible role of learning. We combine seemingly contradictory evidence in to a novel, parsimonious theory for the information processing of nestmate recognition cues.

  19. Polygyny and polyandry in small ant societies.

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    Kellner, K; Trindl, A; Heinze, J; D'Ettorre, P

    2007-06-01

    Social insects, ants in particular, show considerable variation in queen number and mating frequency resulting in a wide range of social structures. The dynamics of reproductive conflicts in insect societies are directly connected to the colony kin structure, thus, the study of relatedness patterns is essential in order to understand the evolutionary resolution of these conflicts. We studied colony kin structure and mating frequencies in two closely related Neotropical ant species Pachycondyla inversa and Pachycondyla villosa. These represent interesting model systems because queens found new colonies cooperatively but, unlike many other ant species, they may still co-exist when the colony becomes mature (primary polygyny). By using five specific and highly variable microsatellite markers, we show that in both species queens usually mate with two or more males and that cofounding queens are always unrelated. Polygynous and polyandrous colonies are characterized by a high genetic diversity, with a mean relatedness coefficient among worker nestmates of 0.27 (+/- 0.03 SE) for P. inversa and 0.31 (+/- 0.05 SE) for P. villosa. However, relatedness among workers of the same matriline is high (0.60 +/- 0.03 in P. inversa, 0.62 +/- 0.08 in P. villosa) since males that mated with the same queen are on average closely related. Hence, we have found a new taxon in social Hymenoptera with high queen-mating frequencies and with intriguing mating and dispersal patterns of the sexuals.

  20. Ant antennae: are they sites for magnetoreception?

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    de Oliveira, Jandira Ferreira; Wajnberg, Eliane; Esquivel, Darci Motta de Souza; Weinkauf, Sevil; Winklhofer, Michael; Hanzlik, Marianne

    2010-01-06

    Migration of the Pachycondyla marginata ant is significantly oriented at 13 degrees with respect to the geomagnetic north-south axis. On the basis of previous magnetic measurements of individual parts of the body (antennae, head, thorax and abdomen), the antennae were suggested to host a magnetoreceptor. In order to identify Fe(3+)/Fe(2+) sites in antennae tissue, we used light microscopy on Prussian/Turnbull's blue-stained tissue. Further analysis using transmission electron microscopy imaging and diffraction, combined with elemental analysis, revealed the presence of ultra-fine-grained crystals (20-100 nm) of magnetite/maghaemite (Fe(3)O(4)/gamma-Fe(2)O(3)), haematite (alpha-Fe(2)O(3)), goethite (alpha-FeOOH) besides (alumo)silicates and Fe/Ti/O compounds in different parts of the antennae, that is, in the joints between the third segment/pedicel, pedicel/scape and scape/head, respectively. The presence of (alumo)silicates and Fe/Ti/O compounds suggests that most, if not all, of the minerals in the tissue are incorporated soil particles rather than biomineralized by the ants. However, as the particles were observed within the tissue, they do not represent contamination. The amount of magnetic material associated with Johnston's organ and other joints appears to be sufficient to produce a magnetic-field-modulated mechanosensory output, which may therefore underlie the magnetic sense of the migratory ant.

  1. Comparative analysis of the macronutrient content of Central European ants (Formicidae): implications for ant-eating predators.

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    Pekár, S; Mayntz, D

    2014-03-01

    Prey nutrient quality determines predator performance. Polyphagous predators can address nutritional challenges by targeting prey with specific nutrient composition, but prey-specialised predators (e.g., ant-eaters), must obtain all nutrients from limited array of prey. Analysis of published data on prey specificity of European ant-eating spiders showed that some feed only on one ant genus, while others feed on several genera. Spiders feeding on several ant genera can possibly balance nutrient intake by selecting different ant prey. But monophagous species must extract all prey from a single prey species and can only vary nutrient intake by feeding on specific body parts. Most ant-eating spider species are catching Formica, Lasius and Messor ants, suggesting that these are most profitable ant species. We evaluated the nutritional content of a variety of 16 Central European ant species belonging to 11 genera and four subfamilies. We found that the nutritional composition, namely the amount of carbon, nitrogen and lipids, of European ants is heterogeneous. The largest variation in the amount of carbon and lipids was among ant subfamilies and species, while the largest variation in nitrogen was among ant genera. The largest amount of carbon and nitrogen was typical for Myrmicinae and the largest amount of lipids were typical for Formicinae. Within ants, the relative amounts of lipids were significantly higher in the gaster while the contents of carbon and nitrogen were highest in foreparts. Ant species did not cluster in the ordination space according to their taxonomic relationship or trophic strategy. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. The invasive ant, Solenopsis invicta, reduces herpetofauna richness and abundance

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    Allen, Craig R.; Birge, Hannah E.; Slater, J.; Wiggers, E.

    2017-01-01

    Amphibians and reptiles are declining globally. One potential cause of this decline includes impacts resulting from co-occurrence with non-native red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Although a growing body of anecdotal and observational evidence from laboratory experiments supports this hypothesis, there remains a lack of field scale manipulations testing the effect of fire ants on reptile and amphibian communities. We addressed this gap by measuring reptile and amphibian (“herpetofauna”) community response to successful fire ant reductions over the course of 2 years following hydramethylnon application to five 100–200 ha plots in southeastern coastal South Carolina. By assessing changes in relative abundance and species richness of herpetofauna in response to fire ant reductions, we were able to assess whether some species were particularly vulnerable to fire ant presence, and whether this sensitivity manifested at the community level. We found that herpetofauna abundance and species richness responded positively to fire ant reductions. Our results document that even moderate populations of red imported fire ants decrease both the abundance and diversity of herpetofauna. Given global herpetofauna population declines and continued spread of fire ants, there is urgency to understand the impacts of fire ants beyond anecdotal and singles species studies. Our results provides the first community level investigation addressing these dynamics, by manipulating fire ant abundance to reveal a response in herpetofauna species abundance and richness.

  3. Biodiversity below ground: probing the subterranean ant fauna of Amazonia.

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    Ryder Wilkie, Kari T; Mertl, Amy L; Traniello, James F A

    2007-09-01

    Ants are abundant, diverse, and ecologically dominant in tropical forests. Subterranean ants in particular are thought to have a significant environmental impact, although difficulties associated with collecting ants underground and examining their ecology and behavior have limited research. In this paper, we present the results of a study of subterranean ant diversity in Amazonian Ecuador that employs a novel probe to facilitate the discovery of species inhabiting the soil horizon. Forty-seven species of ants in 19 genera, including new and apparently rare species, were collected in probes. Approximately 19% of the species collected at different depths in the soil were unique to probe samples. Analysis of similarity (ANOSIM) results showed that the species composition of ants collected with the probe was significantly different from samples collected using other techniques. Additionally, ANOSIM computations indicated the species assemblage of ants collected 12.5 cm below the surface was significantly different from those found at 25, 37.5, and 50 cm. Ant diversity and species accumulation rates decreased with increasing depth. There were no species unique to the lowest depths, suggesting that subterranean ants may not be distributed deep in the soil in Amazonia due to the high water table. The technique we describe could be used to gain new insights into the distribution and biology of subterranean ant species and other members of the species-rich soil invertebrate macrofauna.

  4. Biodiversity below ground: probing the subterranean ant fauna of Amazonia

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    Ryder Wilkie, Kari T.; Mertl, Amy L.; Traniello, James F. A.

    2007-09-01

    Ants are abundant, diverse, and ecologically dominant in tropical forests. Subterranean ants in particular are thought to have a significant environmental impact, although difficulties associated with collecting ants underground and examining their ecology and behavior have limited research. In this paper, we present the results of a study of subterranean ant diversity in Amazonian Ecuador that employs a novel probe to facilitate the discovery of species inhabiting the soil horizon. Forty-seven species of ants in 19 genera, including new and apparently rare species, were collected in probes. Approximately 19% of the species collected at different depths in the soil were unique to probe samples. Analysis of similarity (ANOSIM) results showed that the species composition of ants collected with the probe was significantly different from samples collected using other techniques. Additionally, ANOSIM computations indicated the species assemblage of ants collected 12.5 cm below the surface was significantly different from those found at 25, 37.5, and 50 cm. Ant diversity and species accumulation rates decreased with increasing depth. There were no species unique to the lowest depths, suggesting that subterranean ants may not be distributed deep in the soil in Amazonia due to the high water table. The technique we describe could be used to gain new insights into the distribution and biology of subterranean ant species and other members of the species-rich soil invertebrate macrofauna.

  5. Predaceous ants, beach replenishment, and nest placement by sea turtles.

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    Wetterer, James K; Wood, Lawrence D; Johnson, Chris; Krahe, Holly; Fitchett, Stephanie

    2007-10-01

    Ants known for attacking and killing hatchling birds and reptiles include the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren), tropical fire ant [Solenopsis geminata (Fabr.)], and little fire ant [Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger)]. We tested whether sea turtle nest placement influenced exposure to predaceous ants. In 2000 and 2001, we surveyed ants along a Florida beach where green turtles (Chelonia mydas L.), leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli), and loggerheads (Caretta caretta L.) nest. Part of the beach was artificially replenished between our two surveys. As a result, mean beach width experienced by nesting turtles differed greatly between the two nesting seasons. We surveyed 1,548 sea turtle nests (2000: 909 nests; 2001: 639 nests) and found 22 ant species. S. invicta was by far the most common species (on 431 nests); S. geminata and W. auropunctata were uncommon (on 3 and 16 nests, respectively). In 2000, 62.5% of nests had ants present (35.9% with S. invicta), but in 2001, only 30.5% of the nests had ants present (16.4% with S. invicta). Turtle nests closer to dune vegetation had significantly greater exposure to ants. Differences in ant presence on turtle nests between years and among turtle species were closely related to differences in nest placement relative to dune vegetation. Beach replenishment significantly lowered exposure of nests to ants because on the wider beaches turtles nested farther from the dune vegetation. Selective pressures on nesting sea turtles are altered both by the presence of predaceous ants and the practice of beach replenishment.

  6. Tensiones de contacto por el método de elementos finitos del acero AISI 1045 endurecido por rodillo

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    Fernández-Columbié, T.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the tense-deformational behavior is analyzed by means of simulation using the finite element method for AISI 1045 cold rolled deformed steel. ANYSYS V.10 software was used in this study. Revolution number, compressive strength and tool feed rate were the variables considered in the deformation process. They allowed determining the contact stress of the deformed material. The material used was 30 mm diameter and 100 mm length. Samples of 30 mm diameter and 3 mm thickness were prepared for the optical microscopic observation, which were compared to the results obtained from the simulation. The tensile status of the deformed samples was evaluated as from the reduction of the average size of the grains as per the strength applied. This study intends to show that the cold hardening method is a surface hardening option.

    En el trabajo se analiza el estado tenso-deformacional mediante la simulación por el método de los elemento finitos del acero AISI 1045 deformado en frío empleando rodillo simple, para ello se utilizó el software ANSYS V.10. En el proceso de deformación se consideran las variables número de revolución, la fuerza compresiva y el avance de la herramienta, lo que permitió determinar las tensiones de contacto del material deformado. El diámetro del material empleado fue de 30 mm con una longitud de 100 mm. Para la observación de la microscopía óptica, se prepararon muestras de 30 mm de diámetro por 3 mm de espesor, las que fueron comparadas con los resultados obtenidos de la simulación. El estado tensional de las muestras deformadas se evaluó a partir de la reducción del tamaño promedio de los granos según la fuerza empleada. Con el desarrollo del trabajo se trata de demostrar que el empleo del método de endurecimiento en frío es una alternativa de endurecimiento superficial.

  7. Behavior of Ants Escaping from a Single-Exit Room.

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    Wang, Shujie; Lv, Wei; Song, Weiguo

    2015-01-01

    To study the rules of ant behavior and group-formation phenomena, we examined the behaviors of Camponotus japonicus, a species of large ant, in a range of situations. For these experiments, ants were placed inside a rectangular chamber with a single exit that also contained a filter paper soaked in citronella oil, a powerful repellent. The ants formed several groups as they moved toward the exit to escape. We measured the time intervals between individual escapes in six versions of the experiment, each containing an exit of a different width, to quantify the movement of the groups. As the ants exited the chamber, the time intervals between individual escapes changed and the frequency distribution of the time intervals exhibited exponential decay. We also investigated the relationship between the number of ants in a group and the group flow rate.

  8. Behavior of Ants Escaping from a Single-Exit Room.

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    Shujie Wang

    Full Text Available To study the rules of ant behavior and group-formation phenomena, we examined the behaviors of Camponotus japonicus, a species of large ant, in a range of situations. For these experiments, ants were placed inside a rectangular chamber with a single exit that also contained a filter paper soaked in citronella oil, a powerful repellent. The ants formed several groups as they moved toward the exit to escape. We measured the time intervals between individual escapes in six versions of the experiment, each containing an exit of a different width, to quantify the movement of the groups. As the ants exited the chamber, the time intervals between individual escapes changed and the frequency distribution of the time intervals exhibited exponential decay. We also investigated the relationship between the number of ants in a group and the group flow rate.

  9. Reduced Chitinase Activities in Ant Plants of the Genus Macaranga

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    Heil, Martin; Fiala, Brigitte; Linsenmair, K. Eduard; Boller, Thomas

    Many plant species have evolved mutualistic associations with ants, protecting their host against detrimental influences such as herbivorous insects. Letourneau (1998) reported in the case of Piper that ants defend their plants principally against stem-boring insects and also reduce fungal infections on inflorescences. Macaranga plants that were experimentally deprived of their symbiotic Crematogaster ants suffered heavily from shoot borers and pathogenic fungi (Heil 1998). Here we report that ants seem to reduce fungal infections actively in the obligate myrmecophyte Macarangatriloba (Euphorbiaceae), while ant-free plants can be easily infected. We also found extremely low chitinase activity in Macaranga plants. The plants' own biochemical defense seems to be reduced, and low chitinase activity perhaps may represent a predisposition for the evolution of myrmecophytism. These plants are therefore highly dependent on their ants, which obviously function not only as an antiherbivore defense but also as an effective agent against fungal pathogens.

  10. Modelación de fenómenos metalúrgicos en laminación en caliente de acero

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    Zambrano, P.

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Modelling of hot rolling of steel strip involves metallurgical phenomena such as restoration of deformed structures, transformation to ferrite and growth of the oxide layer on top of the steel strip. The effect of composition is taken into account when restoration and phase transformation is considered, whereas it is assumed that the chemical composition of the steel substrate does not affect the oxide crust, being common place to consider the oxide just as a thermal barrier and to assume sticking conditions within the roll-gap. Observations indicate that elements such as silicon and manganese, more susceptible to oxidize than iron, affect the growth kinetics, adhesion and the behaviour during deformation of the oxide layer. This work deals with the way used to model various superficial and metallurgical phenomena, and how this knowledge is used to simulate hot rolling of steel strip.

    La modelación del proceso de laminación en caliente de acero incorpora fenómenos metalúrgicos como son la restauración de la estructura deformada, la trasformación de fase y el crecimiento de la capa de óxido sobre la superficie del acero. Se reconoce el efecto de la composición química sobre la transformación de fase y la restauración, sin embargo se considera que el crecimiento del óxido no es afectado por la presencia de elementos aleantes en el acero y es común que se maneje a la costra de óxido como una barrera térmica y que se supongan condiciones de fricción adhesivas en el entrehierro. Determinadas observaciones indican que elementos como el silicio y el manganeso, más susceptibles a oxidarse que el hierro, afectan la cinética de crecimiento, la adhesión y el comportamiento de la costra al ser deformada. En este trabajo se presenta la forma en que diversos fenómenos metalúrgicos y de superficie se modelan y se utilizan para simular el proceso de laminación en caliente.

  11. A Deterministic Metaheuristic Approach using "Logistic Ants" for Combinatorial Optimization.

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    Charrier, Rodolphe; Bourjot, Christine; Charpillet, François

    2010-01-01

    International audience; Ant algorithms are usually derived from a stochastic modeling based on some specific probability laws. We consider in this paper a full deterministic model of “logistic ants” which uses chaotic maps to govern the behavior of the artificial ants. We illustrate and test this approach on a TSP instance, and compare the results with the original Ant System algorithm. This change of paradigm —deterministic versus stochastic— implies a novel view of the internal mechanisms i...

  12. Chaos–order transition in foraging behavior of ants

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    Li, Lixiang; Peng, Haipeng; Kurths, Jürgen; Yang, Yixian; Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim

    2014-01-01

    We have studied the foraging behavior of group animals that live in fixed colonies (especially ants) as an important problem in ecology. Building on former findings on deterministic chaotic activities of single ants, we uncovered that the transition from chaotic to periodic regimes results from an optimization scheme of the self-organization of such an animal colony. We found that an effective foraging of ants mainly depends on their nest as well as their physical abilities and knowledge due ...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Anaphylaxis to venom of the Pachycondyla species ant.

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    Yun, Y Y; Ko, S H; Park, J W; Hong, C S

    1999-10-01

    In the southeastern United States, imported fire ants have caused systemic reactions with a high incidence. On the contrary, in Korea Pachycondyla species ants (P chinensis and P solitaria), and the family Formicidae, which are in the genus Pachycondyla and the subfamily Ponerinae, have only occasionally caused systemic reactions. We sought to assess whether commercially available imported fire ant extract would be useful in treating patients with anaphylaxis induced by venom from a Pachycondyla species ant. Serum samples were collected from 2 women who had anaphylaxis induced by Pachycondyla species ant venom and from 6 volunteers with no history of having been stung. Specific IgE to Pachycondyla species ant extracts was measured by means of ELISA and possible allergenic components by immunoblot. Cross-reactivity between Pachycondyla chinensis, P solitaria, and imported fire ant extracts was also measured by inhibitory ELISA. Skin prick test responses were strongly positive to the extract of P chinensis (1:20 wt/vol) in the patient. Ten healthy volunteers exhibited negative responses. The 2 patients' sera exhibited high ELISA values, with absorbencies of 0.78 and 0.61 for P chinensis and 0.83 and 0.68 for P solitaria, respectively, and negative ELISA values for the extract of imported fire ants (absorbency Pachycondyla species ant extracts are 29- and 27-kd proteins and, less frequently, 16 kd proteins. Our data suggest that patients who have had an anaphylactic reaction to a Pachycondyla species ant might not benefit from immunotherapy with an imported fire ant extract. Immunotherapy with the extract of Pachycondyla species ants is expected to be highly effective.

  17. Electrodos austeníticos inoxidables semisintéticos para la soldadura manual por arco eléctrico: Una variante económica para las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PIME. // Semi-synthetic austenitics stainless steel electrodes for shielded metal arc welding: A

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    A. Paz Iglesias

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se brinda una valoración económica para la producción de electrodos austeníticos inoxidables tiposE308L, E309, E312 y E316L en las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PIME. Lo significativo de la presente valoración esque se brindan los resultados obtenidos al fabricar los electrodos de forma semisintética; es decir, utilizando un solo tipo dealambre inoxidable (308L y añadiendo las ferroaleaciones necesarias en el revestimiento. Los resultados que se muestranestán basados en las experiencias de investigación, producción y comercialización de una planta con capacidad para 200toneladas al año, a la cual le es muy difícil insertarse en el mercado utilizando los mismos procedimientos tecnológicos yfinancieros de una gran empresa con grandes capitales y recursos.Palabras claves: Electrodos austeníticos inoxidables, electrodos sintéticos, ferroaleaciones, electrodossemisintéticos, electrodos convencionales, metal depositado.___________________________________________________________________Abstract.This paper offers an economic valuation for the production of stainless electrodes type E308L, E309, E312 and E316L,for small and middle companies (PIME. The significant part of the present valuation gives the results obtained in theproduction of semi-synthetic electrodes; using just one type of stainless wire (308L and adding the ferroalloys neededin the coat. The results shown are based on investigation experiences, production and trading of companies with acapacity for 200 T/year, so it is very difficult to enter in the market using the same technological procedures of a bigcompany with higher capital and financial resources.Key words: Nonrusting austenistic electrodes, sintetic electrodes, semisintetic electrodes, iron alloy,conventional electrodes, metal deposition.

  18. 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)

    2015-10-15

    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.

  19. Free and constrained expansion of fire ant aggregations

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    Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto; Anderson, Caleb

    We revisit the classical free and constrained expansion of ideal gases with fire ant aggregations. We use rectangular parallel plates to confine fire ants to two-dimensions and watch how these expand when the plates are horizontal or when these are vertical. In the first case, the ants expand in a rather disorganized fashion, while in the second case, when there is work involved, the expansion is rather organized. The behavior is reminiscent of what is expected from the so called reversible process theorems of classical thermodynamics despite the ant aggregation is intrinsically out of equilibrium. This talk will focus on these results and in related observations in the same experimental setting.

  20. 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.