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  1. [Elastomeric impression materials].

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    Anagnostopoulos, T; Tsokas, K

    1990-01-01

    A review of the literature on elastomeric impression materials, is presented in this paper. The article mentions the composition and the most important properties of the elastomeric impression materials used in dental practice. The clinical significance of these materials, physical and mechanical properties are also emphasized. In addition some new elastomeric impression materials with improved properties and a new (experimental) light-cured impression material, are mentioned. Another part of this article is the biocompatibility of these materials. In the end the great significance of handling is outlined. PMID:2130039

  2. [Elastomeric impression materials].

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    Levartovsky, S; Folkman, M; Alter, E; Pilo, R

    2011-04-01

    Elastomeric impression materials are in common use. The impression taken should be highly precise, thus, requiring specific care when manipulatingthese materials. There are 4 groups of elastomers; polysulfide, condensation silicone, addition silicone and polyether; each differ in their setting mechanism and their physical and chemical properties. This review elaborates the major properties of elastomers and its implications on their use. The impression material is inserted into the patient's mouth in a viscous state and transforms into viscoelastic state, upon withdrawal, influencing the residual deformation. The requirements are minimal residual deformation or maximal elastic recovery. As the mouth is a wet environment a major consideration is hydrophilicity. The wettability which is estimated by measuring either the contact angle of a droplet of water and the substrate post setting or the contact angle of a droplet of impression material and the wet tooth pre setting, determines the interaction of the material with both mouth fluids and gypsum. As the primary end target is to obtain a model depicting accurately the oral details, an attention to the impressions' compatibility with gypsum should also be given. Many studies were conducted to get a thorough understanding of the hydrophilic properties of each material, and the mechanism utilized, such as surfactants in hydrophilic PVS. Polyether is the only material that is truly hydrophilic; it exhibits the lowest contact angle, during and after setting. Recent studies show that during setting the Polyether hydrophilicity is increased compared to the condition after setting. Dimensional stability, a crucial property of the impression, is affected by the physical and chemical attributes of the material, such as its tear strength. Polysulfide has the highest tear strength. Tear Strength is affected by two major parameters, viscosity, a built-in property, and how fast the impression is pulled out of the mouth, the

  3. Evaluation of dimensional stability of autoclavable elastomeric impression material.

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    Surendra, G P; Anjum, Ayesha; Satish Babu, C L; Shetty, Shilpa

    2011-03-01

    Impressions are important sources of cross contamination between patients and dental laboratories. As a part of infection control impressions contaminated with variety of micro-organisms via blood and oral secretions should be cleaned and disinfected or sterilized before being handled in dental laboratory. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of autoclaving on dimensional stability of elastomeric impression material (polyvinyl siloxane-Affinis). In this in vitro study standardized stainless steel die as per ADA specification number 19 was fabricated. Polyvinyl siloxane (Affinis) light body and putty viscosity elastomeric impression materials were used. A total of 40 impressions of the stainless steel die were made and numeric coding system was used to identify the samples. Measurements were made using a measuring microscope. Distance between the cross lines CD and C'D' reproduced in the impression were measured before autoclaving, immediately after autoclaving and 24 hours after autoclaving and dimensional change was calculated. The data obtained was subjected to statistical analysis. The mean difference in dimensional change between the three groups was not statistically significant (P > 0.05). However the results revealed that there was higher mean dimensional change immediately after autoclaving when compared to the other 2 time intervals. It is desirable to delay the casting of an autoclavable elastomeric impression material by about 24 hours. Though disinfection of impression is routinely followed autoclaving of impression is an effective method of sterilization.

  4. Soft hydrogel materials from elastomeric gluten-mimetic proteins

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    Bagheri, Mehran; Scott, Shane; Wan, Fan; Dick, Scott; Harden, James; Biomolecular Assemblies Team

    2014-03-01

    Elastomeric proteins are ubiquitous in both animal and plant tissues, where they are responsible for the elastic response and mechanical resilience of tissues. In addition to fundamental interest in the molecular origins of their elastic behaviour, this class of proteins has great potential for use in biomaterial applications. The structural and elastomeric properties of these proteins are thought to be controlled by a subtle balance between hydrophobic interactions and entropic effects, and in many cases their characteristic properties can be recapitulated by multi-block protein polymers formed from repeats of short, characteristic polypeptide motifs. We have developed biomimetic multi-block protein polymers based on variants of several elastomeric gluten consensus sequences. These proteins include constituents designed to maximize their solubility in aqueous solution and minimize the formation of extended secondary structure. Thus, they are examples of elastic intrinsically disordered proteins. In addition, the proteins have distributed tyrosine residues which allow for inter-molecular crosslinking to form hydrogel networks. In this talk, we present experimental and simulation studies of the molecular and materials properties of these proteins and their assemblies.

  5. Long-time dynamic compatibility of elastomeric materials with hydrazine

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    Coulbert, C. D.; Cuddihy, E. F.; Fedors, R. F.

    1973-01-01

    The tensile property surfaces for two elastomeric materials, EPT-10 and AF-E-332, were generated in air and in liquid hydrazine environments using constant strain rate tensile tests over a range of temperatures and elongation rates. These results were used to predict the time-to-rupture for these materials in hydrazine as a function of temperature and amount of strain covering a span of operating times from less than a minute to twenty years. The results of limited sheet-folding tests and their relationship to the tensile failure boundary are presented and discussed.

  6. Performance testing of elastomeric seal materials under low and high temperature conditions: Final report

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    BRONOWSKI,DAVID R.

    2000-06-01

    The US Department of Energy Offices of Defense Programs and Civilian Radioactive Waste Management jointly sponsored a program to evaluate elastomeric O-ring seal materials for radioactive material shipping containers. The report presents the results of low- and high-temperature tests conducted on 27 common elastomeric compounds.

  7. New Soft Polymeric Materials Applicable as Elastomeric Transducers

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    Bejenariu, Anca Gabriela; Skov, Anne Ladegaard

    An elastomer is a material characterized by the capability to regain its original size and shape after being deformed (stretched or distorted). An ideal elastomer for electroactive polymer (EAP) applications is a system characterized by high extensibility, flexibility and a good mechanical fatigue...... between two compliant electrodes will reduce its thickness and expand its area. The electrical energy transformed into mechanical energy is called actuation and it is studied in the technology of elastomeric transducers. While DEs deform under high voltage, the actuation varies for different materials...... presents new soft polymeric materials based on silicone with improved mechanical properties. Silicone elastomers exhibit good characteristics including biocompatibility, oxidation resistance, thermal stability, fast mechanical response with good reproducibility and stable mechanical behaviour over a wide...

  8. Comparison of Dimensional Accuracies Using Two Elastomeric Impression Materials in Casting Three-dimensional Tool Marks.

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    Wang, Zhen

    2016-05-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate two types of impression materials which were frequently used for casting three-dimensional tool marks in China, namely (i) dental impression material and (ii) special elastomeric impression material for tool mark casting. The two different elastomeric impression materials were compared under equal conditions. The parameters measured were dimensional accuracies, the number of air bubbles, the ease of use, and the sharpness and quality of the individual characteristics present on casts. The results showed that dental impression material had the advantage of special elastomeric impression material in casting tool marks in crime scenes; hence, it combined ease of use, dimensional accuracy, sharpness and high quality.

  9. Lifetime Analysis of Rubber Gasket Composed of Methyl Vinyl Silicone Rubber with Low-Temperature Resistance

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    Young-Doo Kwon; Seong-Hwa Jun; Ji-Min Song

    2015-01-01

    Most machines and instruments constantly require elastomeric materials like rubber for the purposes of shock absorption, noise attenuation, and sealing. The material properties and accurate lifetime prediction of rubber are closely related to the quality of machines, especially their durability and reliability. The properties of rubber-like elastomers are influenced by ambient conditions, such as temperature, environment, and mechanical load. Moreover, the initial properties of rubber gaskets...

  10. A coupled theory of fluid permeation and large deformations for elastomeric materials

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    Chester, Shawn A.; Anand, Lallit

    2010-11-01

    An elastomeric gel is a cross-linked polymer network swollen with a solvent (fluid). A continuum-mechanical theory to describe the various coupled aspects of fluid permeation and large deformations (e.g., swelling and squeezing) of elastomeric gels is formulated. The basic mechanical force balance laws and the balance law for the fluid content are reviewed, and the constitutive theory that we develop is consistent with modern treatments of continuum thermodynamics, and material frame-indifference. In discussing special constitutive equations we limit our attention to isotropic materials, and consider a model for the free energy based on a Flory-Huggins model for the free energy change due to mixing of the fluid with the polymer network, coupled with a non-Gaussian statistical-mechanical model for the change in configurational entropy—a model which accounts for the limited extensibility of polymer chains. As representative examples of application of the theory, we study (a) three-dimensional swelling-equilibrium of an elastomeric gel in an unconstrained, stress-free state; and (b) the following one-dimensional transient problems: (i) free-swelling of a gel; (ii) consolidation of an already swollen gel; and (iii) pressure-difference-driven diffusion of organic solvents across elastomeric membranes.

  11. EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES OF ELASTOMERIC MATERIALS TO STABILIZE THE OSCILLATION OF POWER GRID STRUCTURES

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    Iurii Priadko

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a new type of insulator, has both insulating and damping properties to improve the operational reliability of overhead power lines' structures (OHPL. In order to assess an effectiveness of the new insulator's design have made laboratory tests of a insulator model with different types of elastomer seals, differed of the rubber marks and the type of reinforcement. An experiment consist of two stages: at the first stage an object of study has been exposed to cyclical vibration, at the second – the impact of an impulsively load. Results of the research showed, that the most effective are the elastomeric gasket with a minimum rigidity characteristics without reinforcement. Using insulators with such dampers allows to reduce the first maximum impulse to a support by an average of 20% and reduce the frequency and amplitude characteristics of the system. Based on this was developed a new type of elastomer reinforcing with steel sheet elements in the form of a truncated cone.

  12. Lifetime Analysis of Rubber Gasket Composed of Methyl Vinyl Silicone Rubber with Low-Temperature Resistance

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    Young-Doo Kwon

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Most machines and instruments constantly require elastomeric materials like rubber for the purposes of shock absorption, noise attenuation, and sealing. The material properties and accurate lifetime prediction of rubber are closely related to the quality of machines, especially their durability and reliability. The properties of rubber-like elastomers are influenced by ambient conditions, such as temperature, environment, and mechanical load. Moreover, the initial properties of rubber gaskets must be sustained under working conditions to satisfy their required function. Because of its technical merits, as well as its low cost, the highly accelerated life test (HALT is used by many researchers to predict the long-term lifetime of rubber materials. Methyl vinyl silicone rubber (VMQ has recently been adopted to improve the lifetime of automobile radiator gaskets. A four-parameter method of determining the recovery ability of the gaskets was recently published, and two revised methods of obtaining the recovery were proposed for polyacrylate (ACM rubber. The recovery rate curves for VMQ were acquired using the successive zooming genetic algorithm (SZGA. The gasket lifetime for the target recovery (60% of a compressed gasket was computed somewhat differently depending on the selected regression model.

  13. Comparative Evaluation of Dimensional Accuracy of Elastomeric Impression Materials when Treated with Autoclave, Microwave, and Chemical Disinfection

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    Kamble, Suresh S.; Khandeparker, Rakshit Vijay; Somasundaram, P; Raghav, Shweta; Babaji, Rashmi P; Varghese, T Joju

    2015-01-01

    Background: Impression materials during impression procedure often get infected with various infectious diseases. Hence, disinfection of impression materials with various disinfectants is advised to protect the dental team. Disinfection can alter the dimensional accuracy of impression materials. The present study was aimed to evaluate the dimensional accuracy of elastomeric impression materials when treated with different disinfectants; autoclave, chemical, and microwave method. Materials and...

  14. High k dielectric elastomeric materials for low voltage applications

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    Walder, C.; Molberg, M.; Opris, D. M.; Nüesch, F. A.; Löwe, C.; Plummer, C. J. G.; Leterrier, Y.; Månson, J.-A. E.

    2009-03-01

    In principle EAP technology could potentially replace common motion-generating mechanisms in positioning, valve control, pump and sensor applications, where designers are seeking quieter, power efficient devices to replace conventional electrical motors and drive trains. Their use as artificial muscles is of special interest due to their similar properties in terms of stress and strain, energy and power densities or efficiency. A broad application of dielectric elastomer actuators (DEA) is limited by the high voltage necessary to drive such devices. The development of novel elastomers offering better intrinsic electromechanical properties is one way to solve the problem. We prepared composites from cross-linked silicone elastomers or thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) by blending them with organic fillers exhibiting a high dielectric constant. Well characterized monomeric phthalocyanines and modified doped polyaniline (PANI) were used as filler materials. In addition, blends of TPE and an inorganic filler material PZT were characterized as well. We studied the influence of the filler materials onto the mechanical and electromechanical properties of the resulting mixtures. A hundredfold increase of the dielectric constant was already observed for blends of an olefin based thermoplastic elastomer and PANI.

  15. The effect of rinsing time periods on wettability of elastomeric impression materials: in vitro study

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    Özlem Acar

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether different rinsing time periods affected the wettability of polymerized elastomeric impression materials. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Panasil Contact Plus (PCP, Panasil Contact Non-Surfactant (PCNS, Panasil Initial Contact (PIC, Express (EXP and Impregum (IMP impression materials were tested. Standardized samples were rinsed with water for 10 s, 15 s or 20 s, and the wettability was determined by contact angle measurement through an evaluation period of 60 seconds (n=7. Non-rinsed groups were used as control. Measurements were made at 5 time points (at 0, 6, 15, 30 and 60 seconds. Kruskal Wallis test and Conover’s multiple comparison tests were used for all multiple comparisons. Bonferroni adjustment was applied for controlling Type I error (p0.002. CONCLUSION: Rinsing the surfactant-containing polyvinylsiloxane impression materials decreased their wettability, whereas no such effect was seen for the surfactant free polyvinylsiloxane and polyether impression materials.

  16. Glass interface effect on high-strain-rate tensile response of a soft polyurethane elastomeric polymer material

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    Fan, J.T.; Weerheijm, J.; Sluys, L.J.

    2015-01-01

    The glass interface effect on dynamic tensile response of a soft polyurethane elastomeric polymer material has been investigated by subjecting a glass-polymer system of this polymer material matrix embedded a single 3 mm-diameter glass particle to impact loading in a split Hopkinson tension bar (SHT

  17. Utilizing stretch-tunable thermochromic elastomeric opal films as novel reversible switchable photonic materials.

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    Schäfer, Christian G; Lederle, Christina; Zentel, Kristina; Stühn, Bernd; Gallei, Markus

    2014-11-01

    In this work, the preparation of highly thermoresponsive and fully reversible stretch-tunable elastomeric opal films featuring switchable structural colors is reported. Novel particle architectures based on poly(diethylene glycol methylether methacrylate-co-ethyl acrylate) (PDEGMEMA-co-PEA) as shell polymer are synthesized via seeded and stepwise emulsion polymerization protocols. The use of DEGMEMA as comonomer and herein established synthetic strategies leads to monodisperse soft shell particles, which can be directly processed to opal films by using the feasible melt-shear organization technique. Subsequent UV crosslinking strategies open access to mechanically stable and homogeneous elastomeric opal films. The structural colors of the opal films feature mechano- and thermoresponsiveness, which is found to be fully reversible. Optical characterization shows that the combination of both stimuli provokes a photonic bandgap shift of more than 50 nm from 560 nm in the stretched state to 611 nm in the fully swollen state. In addition, versatile colorful patterns onto the colloidal crystal structure are produced by spatial UV-induced crosslinking by using a photomask. This facile approach enables the generation of spatially cross-linked switchable opal films with fascinating optical properties. Herein described strategies for the preparation of PDEGMEMA-containing colloidal architectures, application of the melt-shear ordering technique, and patterned crosslinking of the final opal films open access to novel stimuli-responsive colloidal crystal films, which are expected to be promising materials in the field of security and sensing applications. PMID:25243892

  18. Utilizing stretch-tunable thermochromic elastomeric opal films as novel reversible switchable photonic materials.

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    Schäfer, Christian G; Lederle, Christina; Zentel, Kristina; Stühn, Bernd; Gallei, Markus

    2014-11-01

    In this work, the preparation of highly thermoresponsive and fully reversible stretch-tunable elastomeric opal films featuring switchable structural colors is reported. Novel particle architectures based on poly(diethylene glycol methylether methacrylate-co-ethyl acrylate) (PDEGMEMA-co-PEA) as shell polymer are synthesized via seeded and stepwise emulsion polymerization protocols. The use of DEGMEMA as comonomer and herein established synthetic strategies leads to monodisperse soft shell particles, which can be directly processed to opal films by using the feasible melt-shear organization technique. Subsequent UV crosslinking strategies open access to mechanically stable and homogeneous elastomeric opal films. The structural colors of the opal films feature mechano- and thermoresponsiveness, which is found to be fully reversible. Optical characterization shows that the combination of both stimuli provokes a photonic bandgap shift of more than 50 nm from 560 nm in the stretched state to 611 nm in the fully swollen state. In addition, versatile colorful patterns onto the colloidal crystal structure are produced by spatial UV-induced crosslinking by using a photomask. This facile approach enables the generation of spatially cross-linked switchable opal films with fascinating optical properties. Herein described strategies for the preparation of PDEGMEMA-containing colloidal architectures, application of the melt-shear ordering technique, and patterned crosslinking of the final opal films open access to novel stimuli-responsive colloidal crystal films, which are expected to be promising materials in the field of security and sensing applications.

  19. Evaluation of Different Disinfactants on Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Quality of Type IV Gypsum Casts Retrieved from Elastomeric Impression Materials

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    Pal, P K; Kamble, Suresh S.; Chaurasia, Ranjitkumar Rampratap; Chaurasia, Vishwajit Rampratap; Tiwari, Samarth; Bansal, Deepak

    2014-01-01

    Background: The present study was done to evaluate the dimensional stability and surface quality of Type IV gypsum casts retrieved from disinfected elastomeric impression materials. Materials and Methods: In an in vitro study contaminated impression material with known bacterial species was disinfected with disinfectants followed by culturing the swab sample to assess reduction in level of bacterial colony. Changes in surface detail reproduction of impression were a...

  20. Development and evaluation of elastomeric materials for geothermal applications. Annual report, October 1977-December 1978

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    Mueller, W.A.; Kalfayan, S.H.; Reilly, W.W.; Yavrouian, A.H.; Mosesman, I.D.; Ingham, J.D.

    1979-05-15

    The research involved formulation of commercially available materials and synthesis of new elastomers. Formulation studies at JPL and elsewhere produced a material having about 250-350 psi tensile strength and 30 to 80% elongation at 260/sup 0/C for at least 24 hours in simulated brine. The relationship between these laboratory test results and sealing performance in actual or simulated test conditions is not entirely clear; however, it is believed that no conventional formation or casing packer design is likely to perform well using these materials. The synthetic effort focused on high temperature block copolymers and development of curable polystyrene. Procedures were worked out for synthesizing these new materials. Initial results with heat-cured unfilled polystyrene gum at 260/sup 0/C indicated a tensile strength of about 50 psi. Cast films of the first sample of polyphenyl quinoxaline-polystyrene block copolymer, which has a graft-block structure consisting of a polystyrene chain with pendant polyphenyl quinoxaline groups, showed elastomeric behavior in the required temperature range. Its tensile strength and elongation at 260/sup 0/C were 220 to 350 psi and 18 to 36%, respectively. All of these materials also showed satisfactory hydrolytic stability. A procedure for the synthesis of a linear block copolymer of this type has been devised, and the required new intermediates have been synthesized and characterized. A description of the previous year's work is included in an appendix.

  1. A Study of Durability for Elastomeric Fuel Cell Seals and an Examination of Confinement Effects in Elastomeric Joints

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    Klein, Justin

    2010-01-01

    Proton exchange membrane fuel cells typically consist of stacks of membrane electrode assemblies sandwiched between bipolar plates, effectively combining the individual cells in series to achieve the desired voltage levels. Elastomeric gaskets are commonly used between each cell to insure that the reactant gases are isolated; any failure of a fuel cell gasket can cause the reactants to mix, which may lead to failure of the fuel cell. An investigation of the durability of these fuel cell seals...

  2. Linear dimensional changes in plaster die models using different elastomeric materials

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    Jefferson Ricardo Pereira

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Dental impression is an important step in the preparation of prostheses since it provides the reproduction of anatomic and surface details of teeth and adjacent structures. The objective of this study was to evaluate the linear dimensional alterations in gypsum dies obtained with different elastomeric materials, using a resin coping impression technique with individual shells. A master cast made of stainless steel with fixed prosthesis characteristics with two prepared abutment teeth was used to obtain the impressions. References points (A, B, C, D, E and F were recorded on the occlusal and buccal surfaces of abutments to register the distances. The impressions were obtained using the following materials: polyether, mercaptan-polysulfide, addition silicone, and condensation silicone. The transfer impressions were made with custom trays and an irreversible hydrocolloid material and were poured with type IV gypsum. The distances between identified points in gypsum dies were measured using an optical microscope and the results were statistically analyzed by ANOVA (p < 0.05 and Tukey's test. The mean of the distances were registered as follows: addition silicone (AB = 13.6 µm, CD=15.0 µm, EF = 14.6 µm, GH=15.2 µm, mercaptan-polysulfide (AB = 36.0 µm, CD = 36.0 µm, EF = 39.6 µm, GH = 40.6 µm, polyether (AB = 35.2 µm, CD = 35.6 µm, EF = 39.4 µm, GH = 41.4 µm and condensation silicone (AB = 69.2 µm, CD = 71.0 µm, EF = 80.6 µm, GH = 81.2 µm. All of the measurements found in gypsum dies were compared to those of a master cast. The results demonstrated that the addition silicone provides the best stability of the compounds tested, followed by polyether, polysulfide and condensation silicone. No statistical differences were obtained between polyether and mercaptan-polysulfide materials.

  3. Attachment of bacteria to teflon and buna-n-rubber gasket materials

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    Gaspar-Rolle, Maria Nelma Pinto

    1991-01-01

    Surface analysis of buna-N-rubber and teflon was performed. Scanning electron microscopy was used to analyze the topography of both materials and x-ray microanalysis identified the elemental chemical composition of the polymers. Teflon was primarily a smooth surface with random irregular spots, while buna-N-rubber had a very rough topography with "caverns" and crevices spread over the surface. The x-ray microanalysis showed that there are no impurities on the surface of teflon; however, c...

  4. Relaxation behaviour of gasketed joints during assembly using finite element analysis

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    Muhammad Abid; Saad Hussain

    2010-02-01

    Gasketed bolted flange pipe joints are always prone to leakage during operating conditions. Therefore, performance of a gasketed flange joint is very much dependent on the proper joint assembly with proper gasket, proper gasket seating stress and proper pre-loading in the bolts of a joint. For a gasketed flange joint, the two main concerns are the joint strength and the sealing capability. To investigate these, a detailed three-dimensional nonlinear finite element analysis of a gasketed joint is carried out using gasket as a solid plate. Bolt scatter, bolt bending and bolt relaxation are concluded as the main factors affecting the joint’s performance. In addition, the importance of proper bolt tightening sequence, number of passes influence of elastic and elasto-plastic material modelling on joint performance are also presented. A dynamic mode in a gasketed joint is concluded, which is the main reason for its failure.

  5. Behavior of a New Elastomeric material used as polyolefinic geo membrane in waterproofing; Comportamiento de un nuevo material elastomerico utilizado como geomembrana poliolefinica en impermeabilizacion

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    Blanco, M.; Aguilar, E.; Vara, T. A; Soriano, J.; Garcia, F.; Castillo, F.

    2011-07-01

    Two decades ago that Balsas de Tenerife (BALTEN) and the Centro de Estudios y Experimentacion de Obras Publicas (CEDEX), in its experimental field of the south of the Tenerife Island have installed a series of materials to known their behaviour over time. These products among which was placed over a dozen years ago, on an elastomeric polyolefin. This work presents the performance of this synthetic geo membrane, focusing on the evolution in the time of the tensile properties static puncture, low temperature folding, dynamic impact, joint strength (shear and peeling test), optical microscopy of reflection nd scanning electron microscopy. (Author) 11 refs.

  6. Properties of a new polyether urethane dimethacrylate photoinitiated elastomeric impression material.

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    Craig, R G; Hare, P H

    1990-01-01

    The photoinitiated impression material is supplied premixed as a light-bodied material in a light-tight plastic syringe and as a heavy-bodied material in a tube. The impression material has excellent physical, mechanical, and clinical qualities with noteworthy long working times, short setting times, dimensional stability, accuracy, high tear strength, good wettability, biocompatibility, and ease of cold disinfection without loss of quality. The impression material is also compatible with gypsum and silver or copper metallizing baths. Accurate casts can be obtained by means of either a double-impression technique or a double-mix technique. PMID:2295985

  7. Geothermal elastomeric materials. Twelve-months progress report, October 1, 1976--September 30, 1977

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    Hirasuna, A.R.; Bilyeu, G.D.; Davis, D.L.; Stephens, C.A.; Veal, G.R.

    1977-12-01

    Progress is reported on efforts to develop elastomers for packer seal element applications which will survive downhole geothermal well chemistry at 260/sup 0/C (500/sup 0/F) for 24 hours. To achieve this development, a three level elastomer testing and evaluation program was established. The first level Screening Tests is a broad screening of potential candidates and with the end objective to filter out the more promising candidates for more expensive subsequent testing. The battery of tests include standard ASTM tests and a special test developed to test extrusion resistance using specimens all made from sheet stock. The second level or Simulation Tests provide a laboratory equivalent of downhole conditions using synthetic geothermal fluid. Full scale packer seals are tested under simulated operational conditions by a test fixture. The third level or In-Situ Tests which are currently in the planning, provide for testing the most favored materials in-situ in the geothermal well. A test module provides for testing of the specimen without interfacing with the well casing. A test module freely hanging on a wireline has much lower probability of causing a problem, such as becoming lodged in the well, as compared to an operational casing packer. This maximizes the number of wells (hence geothermal environments) where access can be gained and In-Situ Testing performed. During this period commercially available polymers were investigated. Most of the work centered around formulating peroxide cured Vitons and some on EPDMs, butyls, and resin cured Vitons. Of the formulations tested to date the EPDMs appear most promising and the peroxide cured Vitons next most promising. However, data is too sparse to make any firm conclusions at this time. Minor tasks were performed evaluating current commercially available elastomers used in oil tools and conceptualization of casing packer for the geothermal application.

  8. Embedded Strain Gauges for Condition Monitoring of Silicone Gaskets

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    Timo Schotzko

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available A miniaturized strain gauge with a thickness of 5 µm is molded into a silicone O-ring. This is a first step toward embedding sensors in gaskets for structural health monitoring. The signal of the integrated sensor exhibits a linear correlation with the contact pressure of the O-ring. This affords the opportunity to monitor the gasket condition during installation. Thus, damages caused by faulty assembly can be detected instantly, and early failures, with their associated consequences, can be prevented. Through the embedded strain gauge, the contact pressure applied to the gasket can be directly measured. Excessive pressure and incorrect positioning of the gasket can cause structural damage to the material of the gasket, which can lead to an early outage. A platinum strain gauge is fabricated on a thin polyimide layer and is contacted through gold connections. The measured resistance pressure response exhibits hysteresis for the first few strain cycles, followed by a linear behavior. The short-term impact of the embedded sensor on the stability of the gasket is investigated. Pull-tests with O-rings and test specimens have indicated that the integration of the miniaturized sensors has no negative impact on the stability in the short term.

  9. Degradation mechanism of gasket material in simulated PEM fuel cell environments%垫片材料在模拟的PEM燃料电池环境下损伤机制

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    奚天鹏; 辛艳超; 谈金祝; 胡学家; 张晓维

    2012-01-01

    垫片材料化学性能长时间的稳定性对质子交换膜( PEM)燃料电池密封及其性能至关重要.采用实验的方法研究PEM燃料电池垫片常用材料-硅橡胶材料在模拟的PEM燃料电池环境下的损伤情况.使用2种模拟的PEM燃料电池环境,采用X线光电子能谱(XPS)技术研究弹性体垫片材料暴露在模拟的PEM燃料电池环境下的损伤机制.试验结果表明,垫片材料暴露在PEM燃料电池环境下材料表面的化学结构发生了明显的变化,材料损伤机制主要是硅橡胶材料主链Si—O—Si和侧链Si—CH3逐渐断裂所致.%The long-term chemical stability of gasket materials was critical to both sealing and electrochemical performance of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell. The chemical degradation of sili-cone rubber material, which was widely used as gasket material in PEM fuel cells, was investigated experimentally in simulated fuel cell environments. The degradation mechanism of gasket material in simulated fuel cell environments was studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) technique. Results indicated that the chemical structure on material surface changed significantly and degradation caused mainly by chain scission in the backbone of Si—O—Si and side group of Si—CH3.

  10. Fibre-optic sensors for partial discharge-generated ultrasound in elastomeric high-voltage insulation materials

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    Rohwetter, P.; Habel, W.

    2013-05-01

    Recent progress in the development of ultrasonic fibre-optic sensors for detecting acoustic emission from partial discharge in elastomeric insulations is presented. These sensors are an important part of a proposed comprehensive scheme for the fibre-optic monitoring of cable accessories. After specifying the underlying design goals the improved fibre-optic sensor design is outlined. It is experimentally shown that it offers about ten-fold improvement over a previously investigated resonant cantilever-type design in terms of detection limit, making it competitive with conventional piezoelectric transducers, however with the added compatibility with strong electrical fields and electromagnetically noisy environments.

  11. Polycarbosilazane passivation on graphite foil used as gasket seal

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    Gasket seals are often used in industry and laboratories where a leak-proof installation is needed in order to avoid loss of products or dangerous materials. Many of products transported inside tubes are at relatively high temperatures excluding polymeric gaskets. In the same line, many of transported materials contain solvents which can attack polymer sealings, therefore limiting their use. An alternative is to use graphite joints as sealings. These joints are a sandwich of graphite foil and stainless steel mesh as forming core. The problem that raises using graphite in contact with steel is that at temperatures of about 500 °C an interdiffusion of carbon on the steel structure occurs which produces adhesion of the graphite gasket on the metallic flange. Therefore this adhesion increases the time to change each gasket, since rests of previously adhered graphite has to be removed from the flange. In order to avoid the adhesion of the graphite on the flange, polycarbosilazane precursor was used as protective finishing on the graphite foil surface. After thermal transformation of the polymer into the corresponding PDC finishing, it acts in two manners: It avoids the direct contact between the carbon and the steel and it allows the sealing of liquids and gases. Adhesion tests were done and showed that the foils passivated with PDCs did not adhere to the steel flange. Moreover, the production methods and products are compatible to industrial environment and processes. The results found here show that the time to change the gasket in industry can be clearly reduced by using the PDC finishing on graphite gasket

  12. Hausdorff measure of Sierpinski gasket

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    周作领

    1997-01-01

    By farming a sequence of coverings of the Sierpinski gasket,a descending sequence of the upper limits of Hausdorff measure is obtained.The limit of the sequence is the best upper limit of the Hausdorff measure known so far.

  13. Production and Analysis of the Properties of Non-asbestos Material Gasket by BA%抄取无石棉垫片的制备及性能研究∗

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    贾有东; 刘美红

    2014-01-01

    石棉材料对环境及人体健康都会带来严重危害,简要介绍了生产无石棉垫片所采用的工艺。因胶乳抄取法具有小型化和易操作等优点,主要对胶乳抄取法进行了总结归纳,并从中找出影响垫片性能的主要工艺参数;同时,对采用该工艺所制得的无石棉垫片的性能进行了介绍,找出了制备无石棉垫片的材料配比,以期为研制出价格更低、应用更广和综合性能更好的非石棉垫片提供参考。%The asbestos material will bring serious harm to environment and human health,so the processes used to the production of non-asbestos gasket were introduced in the paper,among these processes,Beater-Addition process has the ad-vantages of miniaturization,and it is easy to operate,so the method was summarized,from which the main factors that af-fect the properties of the non-asbestos material gasket are found.Meanwhile,to give the references for us to study a kind of cheaper and more widely used,comprehensive performance compound non-asbestos material,to find out the optimal ratio of non-asbestos material,the properties were also summed up.

  14. Basic Investigations on Metallic and Composite Gaskets for an Application in SOFC Stacks

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    Bram, M.; Reckers, S.; Drinovac, P.; Bruenings, S. E.; Steinbrech, R. W.; Buchkremer, H. P.; St oever, D.

    2002-06-01

    Metallic gaskets are promising candidates for sealing of SOFC stacks considering their favorable combination of elastic and plastic deformation (e.g. tolerance against mismatch of thermal expansion coefficients and closing of small surface imperfections like scratches and pits). However, their susceptibility to extensive creep under SOFC operation conditions limits their use. To overcome the creep problem the application of suitable spacer or filler materials such as mica was investigated. Results are presented, which elucidate the influence of contact load on the deformation and sealing of various metallic gaskets and composites of metallic gaskets with anorganic filler materials. (author)

  15. Biodegradable elastomeric scaffolds for soft tissue engineering

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    Pego, Ana Paula; Poot, André A.; Grijpma, Dirk W.; Feijen, Jan

    2003-01-01

    Elastomeric copolymers of 1,3-trimethylene carbonate (TMC) and ε-caprolactone (CL) and copolymers of TMC and D,L-lactide (DLLA) have been evaluated as candidate materials for the preparation of biodegradable scaffolds for soft tissue engineering. TMC-DLLA copolymers are amorphous and degrade more r

  16. Elastomeric actuator devices for magnetic resonance imaging

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    Dubowsky, Steven (Inventor); Hafez, Moustapha (Inventor); Jolesz, Ferenc A. (Inventor); Kacher, Daniel F. (Inventor); Lichter, Matthew (Inventor); Weiss, Peter (Inventor); Wingert, Andreas (Inventor)

    2008-01-01

    The present invention is directed to devices and systems used in magnetic imaging environments that include an actuator device having an elastomeric dielectric film with at least two electrodes, and a frame attached to the actuator device. The frame can have a plurality of configurations including, such as, for example, at least two members that can be, but not limited to, curved beams, rods, plates, or parallel beams. These rigid members can be coupled to flexible members such as, for example, links wherein the frame provides an elastic restoring force. The frame preferably provides a linear actuation force characteristic over a displacement range. The linear actuation force characteristic is defined as .+-.20% and preferably 10% over a displacement range. The actuator further includes a passive element disposed between the flexible members to tune a stiffness characteristic of the actuator. The passive element can be a bi-stable element. The preferred embodiment actuator includes one or more layers of the elastomeric film integrated into the frame. The elastomeric film can be made of many elastomeric materials such as, for example, but not limited to, acrylic, silicone and latex.

  17. Integrated-fin gasket for palm cubic-anvil high pressure apparatus

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    Cheng, J.-G. [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Matsubayashi, K.; Nagasaki, S.; Hisada, A.; Hirayama, T.; Uwatoko, Y. [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Hedo, M. [Faculty of Science, University of Ryukyus, Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213 (Japan); Kagi, H. [Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

    2014-09-15

    We described an integrated-fin gasket technique for the palm cubic-anvil apparatus specialized for the high-pressure and low-temperature measurements. By using such a gasket made from the semi-sintered MgO ceramics and the tungsten-carbide anvils of 2.5 mm square top, we successfully generate pressures over 16 GPa at both room and cryogenic temperatures down to 0.5 K. We observed a pressure self-increment for this specific configuration and further characterized the thermally induced pressure variation by monitoring the antiferromagnetic transition temperature of chromium up to 12 GPa. In addition to enlarge the pressure capacity, such a modified gasket also improves greatly the surviving rate of electrical leads hanging the sample inside a Teflon capsule filled with the liquid pressure-transmitting medium. These improvements should be attributed to the reduced extrusion of gasket materials during the initial compression.

  18. Influence of Custom Trays, Dual-Arch Passive, Flexed Trays and Viscosities of Elastomeric Impression Materials on Working Dies

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    Kohli, Shivani; Kalsi, Rupali

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Dual arch impression technique signifies an essential improvement in fixed prosthodontics and has numerous benefits over conventional impression techniques. The accuracy of working dies fabricated from dual arch impression technique remains in question because there is little information available in the literature. Aim This study was conducted to compare the accuracy of working dies fabricated from impressions made from two different viscosities of impression materials using metal, plastic dual arch trays and custom made acrylic trays. Materials and Methods The study samples were grouped into two groups based on the viscosity of impression material used i.e. Group I (monophase), whereas Group II consisted of Dual Mix technique using a combination of light and heavy body material. These were further divided into three subgroups A, B and C depending on the type of impression tray used (metal dual arch tray, plastic dual arch tray and custom made tray). Measurements of the master cast were made using profile projector. Descriptive statistics like mean, Standard Deviation (SD) were calculated for all the groups. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used for multiple group comparisons. A p-value of 0.05 or less was considered statistically significant. Results The gypsum dies obtained with the three types of impression trays using two groups of impression materials were smaller than the master models in dimensions. Conclusion The plastic dual arch trays produced dies which were the least accurate of the three groups. There was no significant difference in the die dimensions obtained using the two viscosities of impression materials. PMID:27437342

  19. The flow Rate Accuracy of Elastomeric Infusion Pumps After Repeated Filling

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    Mohseni, Masood; Ebneshahidi, Amin

    2014-01-01

    Background: One of the frequent applications of elastomeric infusion pumps is postoperative pain management. In daily practice, the disposable pumps get refilled with modified medication combinations in the successive days; although, the accuracy of infusion rates is unknown to clinicians. Objectives: Our aim was to evaluate the effect of repeated filling on the delivery rate accuracy of an elastomeric pump available in our market. Materials and Methods: We examined 10 elastomeric infusion pu...

  20. Electrically conductive composites based on an elastomeric matrix filled with expanded graphite as a potential oil sensing material

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    The preparation and properties of electrically conductive polymeric composites based on an elastomer matrix (styrene-isoprene styrene block copolymer) filled with expanded graphite are reported in this paper. The developed materials were tested as oil sensors in various modes. The operation of this sensor is based on changes in the electrical resistance R of the composites when exposed to oil. This phenomenon involves both simple geometrical changes and changes in inherent material characteristics such as the specific electrical conductivity (resistivity). An original method for the improvement of the sensors’ response rate based on the application of stretched sensing films was developed. Slightly stretched films (by 4% of the original length) showed a response that was 12.5 times faster with respect to oil absorption than an un-stretched film. The specific electrical conductivity of a material strongly depends on the extent to which it is stretched. For a composite filled with 10 wt.% of the filler, it was found that the electrical conductivity remained constant up to 11% of the sample extension before sharply decreasing. It was also found that an increase in the filler content reduced the response rate of the sensors. (paper)

  1. Compatibility Study for Plastic, Elastomeric, and Metallic Fueling Infrastructure Materials Exposed to Aggressive Formulations of Ethanol-blended Gasoline

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    Kass, Michael D [ORNL; Pawel, Steven J [ORNL; Theiss, Timothy J [ORNL; Janke, Christopher James [ORNL

    2012-07-01

    In 2008 Oak Ridge National Laboratory began a series of experiments to evaluate the compatibility of fueling infrastructure materials with intermediate levels of ethanol-blended gasoline. Initially, the focus was elastomers, metals, and sealants, and the test fuels were Fuel C, CE10a, CE17a and CE25a. The results of these studies were published in 2010. Follow-on studies were performed with an emphasis on plastic (thermoplastic and thermoset) materials used in underground storage and dispenser systems. These materials were exposed to test fuels of Fuel C and CE25a. Upon completion of this effort, it was felt that additional compatibility data with higher ethanol blends was needed and another round of experimentation was performed on elastomers, metals, and plastics with CE50a and CE85a test fuels. Compatibility of polymers typically relates to the solubility of the solid polymer with a solvent. It can also mean susceptibility to chemical attack, but the polymers and test fuels evaluated in this study are not considered to be chemically reactive with each other. Solubility in polymers is typically assessed by measuring the volume swell of the polymer exposed to the solvent of interest. Elastomers are a class of polymers that are predominantly used as seals, and most o-ring and seal manufacturers provide compatibility tables of their products with various solvents including ethanol, toluene, and isooctane, which are components of aggressive oxygenated gasoline as described by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1681. These tables include a ranking based on the level of volume swell in the elastomer associated with exposure to a particular solvent. Swell is usually accompanied by a decrease in hardness (softening) that also affects performance. For seal applications, shrinkage of the elastomer upon drying is also a critical parameter since a contraction of volume can conceivably enable leakage to occur. Shrinkage is also indicative of the removal of one or more

  2. Adhesiveless Transfer Printing of Ultrathin Microscale Semiconductor Materials by Controlling the Bending Radius of an Elastomeric Stamp.

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    Cho, Sungbum; Kim, Namyun; Song, Kwangsun; Lee, Jongho

    2016-08-01

    High-performance electronic devices integrated onto unconventional substrates provide opportunities for use in diverse applications, such as wearable or implantable forms of electronic devices. However, the interlayer adhesives between the electronic devices and substrates often limit processing temperature or cause electrical or thermal resistance at the interface. This paper introduces a very simple but effective transfer printing method that does not require an interlayer adhesive. Controlling the bending radius of a simple flat stamp enables picking up or printing of microscale semiconductor materials onto rigid, curvilinear, or flexible surfaces without the aid of a liquid adhesive. Theoretical and experimental studies reveal the underlying mechanism of the suggested approach. Adhesiveless printing of thin Si plates onto diverse substrates demonstrates the capability of this method. PMID:27458878

  3. Spanning forests on the Sierpinski gasket

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    Shu-Chiuan Chang

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available We present the numbers of spanning forests on the Sierpinski gasket $SG_d(n$ at stage $n$ with dimension $d$ equal to two, three and four, and determine the asymptotic behaviors. The corresponding results on the generalized Sierpinski gasket $SG_{d,b}(n$ with $d=2$ and $b=3,4$ are obtained. We also derive the upper bounds of the asymptotic growth constants for both $SG_d$ and $SG_{2,b}$.

  4. Modification of chemical additives to elastomeric compositions

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    Mukhutdinov, A. A.; Grishin, B. S.

    1994-08-01

    The physicochemical principles of the modification of crystalline chemical additives to elastomeric compositions are examined. A classification of various types of modifications based on scientific principles is given. The modifications are subdivided into physical and physicochemical depending on the configuration of the molecules in the crystals, the defectiveness and dispersity of the crystalline particles, the melting points of the crystals, and the presence of necleophilic and electrophylic centres in the molecules of the components of binary and complex eutectic mixtures. The effectiveness of the modification of the chemical additives is determined by the manifestation in binary systems of these components in elastomeric compositions of physical and chemical synergism due to the occurrence of the relevant processes in such systems. A relation has been discovered between the physical and chemical phenomena accompanying the modification of the chemical additives in binary and complex eutectic mixtures, their influence on the properties of the elastomeric composition is examined, the ecological problems associated with the processing of such materials are discussed, and the relation between the structure and properties of the molecules of the additives is analysed using quantum-chemical calculations. The bibliography includes 92 references.

  5. New single-layer steel gasket; Neuartige Einlagen-Stahl-Zylinderkopfdichtung

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    Cierocki, K.; Schmitt, K.; Heilig, M.; Hilgert, C. [Goetze Payen, Herdorf (Germany)

    1998-05-01

    Since the ban on the use of asbestos fibres in cylinder head gaskets in Europe, engine developers have essentially had two options for gasket materials, namely modern soft composite sealing materials or multi-layer steel (MLS) gaskets, which have become increasingly common over the last few years and are today considered state of the art. Goetze Payen GmbH in Herdorf, Germany, a subsidiary of international automotive supplier T and N, has now developed an innovative new SLS cylinder head gasket consisting of a single layer of steel with a sintered stopper. This new type of gasket reduces the component`s complexity and at the same time provides much greater design flexibility. (orig.) [Deutsch] Seit Asbestfasern zumindest in Europa nicht mehr als Bestandteil von Zylinderkopfdichtungen zugelassen sind, haben Motorenentwickler im wesentlichen zwei Optionen: Sie koennen zum einen auf moderne Weichstoffdichtungen, zum anderen auf die seit einigen Jahren zunehmend gebraeuchlichen Mehrlagen-Stahl-Dichtungen zugreifen. Letztere gelten heute als Stand der Technik. Die Goetze Payen GmbH in Herdorf hat eine neuartige Zylinderkopfdichtung entwickelt, die nur noch aus einer einzigen Lage Stahl mit aufgesinterter Stopperschicht besteht. Dieser neue Dichtungstyp reduziert die Komplexitaet der Komponente und bringt gleichzeitig wesentlich mehr Gestaltungsfreiheit mit sich. (orig.)

  6. Experimental Evaluation of the Surface Alteration of Gasket Samples under Operative Conditions

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the surface alteration of gasket samples commercialized by two alternative producers. These gaskets, in polymeric materials, are installed in process plants used for cleaning tires molds by a pioneering ultrasonic process. They are exposed to a combination of ultrasonic waves, temperature, humidity and acid attack causing several erosion phenomena. Their surface degradation under ordinary operative conditions was investigated using mechanical and tribological tests. The experimental characterization was performed by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, thermograms, differential scanning calorimetry curves and infrared spectra aiming at defining the specific mechanics of wearing. As a conclusion, it was possible to state that even if samples exhibit similar chemical structures, their thermal and mechanical properties as well as their geometric dimensions are different. Such differences in the materials might cause various unexpected wear behaviors when gaskets are employed in the same working conditions.


  7. Lateral Response Comparison of Unbonded Elastomeric Bearings Reinforced with Carbon Fiber Mesh and Steel

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    Ali Karimzadeh Naghshineh

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The vertical and horizontal stiffness used in design of bearings have been established in the last few decades. At the meantime, applicability of the theoretical approach developed to estimate vertical stiffness of the fiber-reinforced bearings has been verified in different academic studies. The suitability of conventional horizontal stiffness equation developed for elastomeric material, mainly for steel-reinforced elastomeric bearings, has not been tested in detail for use of fiber-reinforced elastomeric bearings. In this research, lateral response of fiber mesh-reinforced elastomeric bearings has been determined through experimental tests and the results have been compared by corresponding values pertaining to the steel-reinforced bearings. Within the test program, eight pairs of fiber mesh-reinforced bearings and eight pairs of steel-reinforced bearings are subjected to different levels of compressive stress and cyclic shear strains. Fiber-reinforced elastomeric bearings may be more favorable to be used in seismic regions due to lower horizontal stiffness that can result in mitigation of seismic forces for levels of 100% shear strain. Damping properties of these types of fiber mesh-reinforced bearings depend mostly on the selection of elastomeric material compounds. Suggestions have been made for the lateral response of fiber-reinforced elastomeric bearings. It has also been determined that the classical equation for lateral stiffness based on linear elastic behavior assumptions developed for elastomeric bearings does not always apply to the fiber-reinforced ones.

  8. Sterilizing elastomeric chains without losing mechanical properties. Is it possible?

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    Pithon, Matheus Melo; Ferraz, Caio Souza; Rosa, Francine Cristina Silva; Rosa, Luciano Pereira

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of different sterilization/disinfection methods on the mechanical properties of orthodontic elastomeric chains. METHODS: Segments of elastomeric chains with 5 links each were sent for sterilization by cobalt 60 (Co60) (20 KGy) gamma ray technology. After the procedure, the elastomeric chains were contaminated with clinical samples of Streptococcus mutans. Subsequently, the elastomeric chains were submitted to sterilization/disinfection tests carried out by means of different methods, forming six study groups, as follows: Group 1 (control - without contamination), Group 2 (70°GL alcohol), Group 3 (autoclave), Group 4 (ultraviolet), Group 5 (peracetic acid) and Group 6 (glutaraldehyde). After sterilization/disinfection, the effectiveness of these methods, by Colony forming units per mL (CFU/mL), and the mechanical properties of the material were assessed. Student's t-test was used to assess the number of CFUs while ANOVA and Tukey's test were used to assess elastic strength. RESULTS: Ultraviolet treatment was not completely effective for sterilization. No loss of mechanical properties occurred with the use of the different sterilization methods (p > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Biological control of elastomeric chains does not affect their mechanical properties. PMID:26154462

  9. Sterilizing elastomeric chains without losing mechanical properties. Is it possible?

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    Matheus Melo Pithon

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of different sterilization/disinfection methods on the mechanical properties of orthodontic elastomeric chains. METHODS: Segments of elastomeric chains with 5 links each were sent for sterilization by cobalt 60 (Co60 (20 KGy gamma ray technology. After the procedure, the elastomeric chains were contaminated with clinical samples of Streptococcus mutans. Subsequently, the elastomeric chains were submitted to sterilization/disinfection tests carried out by means of different methods, forming six study groups, as follows: Group 1 (control - without contamination, Group 2 (70°GL alcohol, Group 3 (autoclave, Group 4 (ultraviolet, Group 5 (peracetic acid and Group 6 (glutaraldehyde. After sterilization/disinfection, the effectiveness of these methods, by Colony forming units per mL (CFU/mL, and the mechanical properties of the material were assessed. Student's t-test was used to assess the number of CFUs while ANOVA and Tukey's test were used to assess elastic strength. RESULTS: Ultraviolet treatment was not completely effective for sterilization. No loss of mechanical properties occurred with the use of the different sterilization methods (p > 0.05. CONCLUSION: Biological control of elastomeric chains does not affect their mechanical properties.

  10. Robust and Soft Elastomeric Electronics Tolerant to Our Daily Lives.

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    Sekiguchi, Atsuko; Tanaka, Fumiaki; Saito, Takeshi; Kuwahara, Yuki; Sakurai, Shunsuke; Futaba, Don N; Yamada, Takeo; Hata, Kenji

    2015-09-01

    Clothes represent a unique textile, as they simultaneously provide robustness against our daily activities and comfort (i.e., softness). For electronic devices to be fully integrated into clothes, the devices themselves must be as robust and soft as the clothes themselves. However, to date, no electronic device has ever possessed these properties, because all contain components fabricated from brittle materials, such as metals. Here, we demonstrate robust and soft elastomeric devices where every component possesses elastomeric characteristics with two types of single-walled carbon nanotubes added to provide the necessary electronic properties. Our elastomeric field effect transistors could tolerate every punishment our clothes experience, such as being stretched (elasticity: ∼ 110%), bent, compressed (>4.0 MPa, by a car and heels), impacted (>6.26 kg m/s, by a hammer), and laundered. Our electronic device provides a novel design principle for electronics and wide range applications even in research fields where devices cannot be used. PMID:26218988

  11. Robust and Soft Elastomeric Electronics Tolerant to Our Daily Lives.

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    Sekiguchi, Atsuko; Tanaka, Fumiaki; Saito, Takeshi; Kuwahara, Yuki; Sakurai, Shunsuke; Futaba, Don N; Yamada, Takeo; Hata, Kenji

    2015-09-01

    Clothes represent a unique textile, as they simultaneously provide robustness against our daily activities and comfort (i.e., softness). For electronic devices to be fully integrated into clothes, the devices themselves must be as robust and soft as the clothes themselves. However, to date, no electronic device has ever possessed these properties, because all contain components fabricated from brittle materials, such as metals. Here, we demonstrate robust and soft elastomeric devices where every component possesses elastomeric characteristics with two types of single-walled carbon nanotubes added to provide the necessary electronic properties. Our elastomeric field effect transistors could tolerate every punishment our clothes experience, such as being stretched (elasticity: ∼ 110%), bent, compressed (>4.0 MPa, by a car and heels), impacted (>6.26 kg m/s, by a hammer), and laundered. Our electronic device provides a novel design principle for electronics and wide range applications even in research fields where devices cannot be used.

  12. Elastomeric Cellular Structure Enhanced by Compressible Liquid Filler

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    Sun, Yueting; Xu, Xiaoqing; Xu, Chengliang; Qiao, Yu; Li, Yibing

    2016-05-01

    Elastomeric cellular structures provide a promising solution for energy absorption. Their flexible and resilient nature is particularly relevant to protection of human bodies. Herein we develop an elastomeric cellular structure filled with nanoporous material functionalized (NMF) liquid. Due to the nanoscale infiltration in NMF liquid and its interaction with cell walls, the cellular structure has a much enhanced mechanical performance, in terms of loading capacity and energy absorption density. Moreover, it is validated that the structure is highly compressible and self-restoring. Its hyper-viscoelastic characteristics are elucidated.

  13. Elastomeric Cellular Structure Enhanced by Compressible Liquid Filler

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    Sun, Yueting; Xu, Xiaoqing; Xu, Chengliang; Qiao, Yu; Li, Yibing

    2016-01-01

    Elastomeric cellular structures provide a promising solution for energy absorption. Their flexible and resilient nature is particularly relevant to protection of human bodies. Herein we develop an elastomeric cellular structure filled with nanoporous material functionalized (NMF) liquid. Due to the nanoscale infiltration in NMF liquid and its interaction with cell walls, the cellular structure has a much enhanced mechanical performance, in terms of loading capacity and energy absorption density. Moreover, it is validated that the structure is highly compressible and self-restoring. Its hyper-viscoelastic characteristics are elucidated. PMID:27221079

  14. Liquid-Oxygen-Compatible Cement for Gaskets

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    Elmore, N. L.; Neale, B. C.

    1984-01-01

    Fluorelastomer and metal bonded reliably by new procedure. To cure fluoroelastomer cement, metal plate/gasket assembly placed in vacuum bag evacuated to minimum vacuum of 27 inches (69 cm) of mercury. Vacuum maintained throughout heating process and until assembly returns to ambient room temperature. Used to seal gaskets and O-rings or used to splice layers of elastomer to form non-standard sized O-rings. Another possible use is to apply protective, liquid-oxygen-compatible coating to metal parts.

  15. The Hausdorff dimension of the CLE gasket

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    Miller, Jason; Wilson, David B

    2012-01-01

    The conformal loop ensemble CLE_kappa is the canonical conformally invariant probability measure on non-crossing loops in a proper simply connected domain in the complex plane. The parameter kappa varies between 8/3 and 8; CLE_{8/3} is empty while CLE_8 is a single space-filling loop. In this work we study the geometry of the CLE gasket, the set of points not surrounded by any loop of the CLE. We show that the almost sure Hausdorff dimension of the gasket is bounded from below by 2-(8-kappa)(3 kappa-8)/(32 kappa) when 4gasket dimension for all values of kappa for which it is defined. The dimension agrees with the prediction of Duplantier-Saleur (1989) for the FK gasket.

  16. Lateral Response Comparison of Unbonded Elastomeric Bearings Reinforced with Carbon Fiber Mesh and Steel

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    Ali Karimzadeh Naghshineh; Ugurhan Akyuz; Alp Caner

    2015-01-01

    The vertical and horizontal stiffness used in design of bearings have been established in the last few decades. At the meantime, applicability of the theoretical approach developed to estimate vertical stiffness of the fiber-reinforced bearings has been verified in different academic studies. The suitability of conventional horizontal stiffness equation developed for elastomeric material, mainly for steel-reinforced elastomeric bearings, has not been tested in detail for use of fiber-reinf...

  17. 'Tuning' the variable stiffness head gasket: An interactive computational approach

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    Glander, D.W.; Punch, E.F.

    1987-01-01

    Problems of bore distortion, combustion blowby and gasket fatigue in lightweight engine blocks are ultimately related to the gasket sealing pressure distribution. For both conventional embossed steel gaskets and composite ones this distribution can be modified by suitable local changes in gasket stiffness. Current methods of gasket optimization concentrate on large scale iterative finite element analysis of the head/gasket/block system, with major computational costs. This paper presents a more economical alternative in which condensed compliance matrices are obtained either from elementary NASTRAN runs or by experimental means. The algorithm enables the gasket engineer to 'tune' the gasket to the desired sealing pressure profile with acceptable stiffness variations.

  18. Evaluation of Fillers Dispersion Degree in Elastomeric Magnetic Composites

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    Ján Kruželák

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Elastomeric magnetic composites were prepared by incorporation of strontium ferrite into polymer matrices based on natural as well as butadiene rubber. Besides the rubber and ferrite, or the combinations of ferrite and carbon black (in case of natural rubber, the model rubber compounds contained only ingredients which support curing process. The study was dedicated to the observation of fillers dispersion degree in the rubber matrices and investigation of physical-mechanical and magnetic properties of prepared composites. The results indicate that the dispersion degree of ferrite in the rubber matrices is not very high, but it can be positively influenced by the addition of carbon black. Despite of the fact that ferrite exhibits only low reinforcing effect on cross-linked elastomeric materials, physical-mechanical properties can be also positively influenced by the mutual change in combinations of both fillers (ferrite and carbon black. The prepared materials seem to have suitable magnetic and elastic properties.

  19. Periferic intravenous infusion of fenoldopam through an elastomeric pump

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    Quaranta, T; Cornaggia, G; Turi, S; Mizzi, A; Zangrillo, A

    2009-01-01

    Introduction Fenoldopam has been used to protect renal function in critically ill patients and in those undergoing major surgery, where a possible damage of kidney is expected. Numerous randomized studies and meta-analysis demonstrated the efficacy of fenoldopam in this setting. We performed this study to demonstrate the feasibility of administering fenoldopam, trough an elastomeric pump connected to a peripheral vein, to patients undergoing nephron sparing surgery. Materials and Methods Twen...

  20. Optimization problems on the Sierpinski gasket

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    Marek Galewski

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available We investigate the existence of an optimal process for such an optimal control problem in which the dynamics is given by the Dirichlet problem driven by weak Laplacian on the Sierpinski gasket. To accomplish this task using a direct variational approach with no global growth conditions on the nonlinear term, we consider the existence of solutions, their uniqueness and their dependence on a functional parameter for mentioned Dirichlet problem. This allows us to prove that the optimal control problem admits at least one solution.

  1. Random walks on dual Sierpinski gaskets

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    Wu, Shunqi; Zhang, Zhongzhi; Chen, Guanrong

    2011-07-01

    We study an unbiased random walk on dual Sierpinski gaskets embedded in d-dimensional Euclidean spaces. We first determine the mean first-passage time (MFPT) between a particular pair of nodes based on the connection between the MFPTs and the effective resistance. Then, by using the Laplacian spectra, we evaluate analytically the global MFPT (GMFPT), i.e., MFPT between two nodes averaged over all node pairs. Concerning these two quantities, we obtain explicit solutions and show how they vary with the number of network nodes. Finally, we relate our results for the case of d = 2 to the well-known Hanoi Towers problem.

  2. Analysis of the Influence of Food Colorings in Esthetic Orthodontic Elastomeric Ligatures

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    Dias da Silva, Vanessa; de Lima, Eduardo Martinelli S; Dias, Caroline; Osório, Leandro Berni

    2016-01-01

    Proposition: The purpose of this study was to evaluate in vitro the color changes of esthetic orthodontic elastomeric ligatures of different shades when exposed to four food colorings commonly found in the diet of patients. Materials and Methods: The sample consisted of esthetic orthodontic elastomeric ligatures in the colors pearl, pearl blue, pearl white and colorless, which were immersed for 72 hours in five different solutions: distilled water (control group), coffee, tea, Coca-Cola ® and wine. The color changes of the esthetic orthodontic elastomeric ligatures were measured with the aid of a spectrophotometer, at T1 - as provided by the manufacturer; and T2 - after colorings process. Results: The results indicated that the esthetic orthodontic elastomeric ligatures of all initial hues are susceptible to pigmentation. Among the evaluated colors, all changed the finished look and the color of the samples tested. In ascending order, the color of the samples was as follows: distilled water, Coca-Cola®, black tea, wine and coffee. Conclusion: The substances that have a greater potential for pigmentation in esthetic orthodontic elastomeric ligatures were black tea, wine and coffee, respectively. All shades of esthetic orthodontic elastomeric ligatures are susceptible to color change. PMID:27733878

  3. Energy dissipation in elastomeric isolators subjected to seismic forces

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    Terhune, J.H.; Karim-Panahi, K. [GE Nuclear Energy, San Jose, CA (United States)

    1996-06-01

    In this paper, a detailed analysis is presented to elucidate thermal effects in elastomeric seismic isolators. Using the material properties of elastomers and the time history of typical seismic events, it is shown that a properly designed base structure provides effective heat transfer and limits temperature rise in the elastomer. The frequency-dependent material properties are a key factor in designing the base structure for maximum effectiveness. When thermal effects are considered, the material properties of the elastomer(s) do not change with temperature. Thus, the isolator material do not degrade during a prolonged seismic event and effectiveness is thereby optimized.

  4. Energy dissipation in elastomeric isolators subjected to seismic forces

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    In this paper, a detailed analysis is presented to elucidate thermal effects in elastomeric seismic isolators. Using the material properties of elastomers and the time history of typical seismic events, it is shown that a properly designed base structure provides effective heat transfer and limits temperature rise in the elastomer. The frequency-dependent material properties are a key factor in designing the base structure for maximum effectiveness. When thermal effects are considered, the material properties of the elastomer(s) do not change with temperature. Thus, the isolator material do not degrade during a prolonged seismic event and effectiveness is thereby optimized

  5. A Grain of Dust Falling Through a Sierpinski Gasket

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    Samantha LEORATO; Enzo ORSINGHER

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we analyze the downward random motion of a particle in a vertical,bounded,Sierpinski gasket G,where at each layer either absorption or delays are considered.In the case of motion with absorption the explicit distribution of the position of the descending particle in the pre-gasket Gn is obtained and the limiting case of the Sierpinski gasket discussed.For the delayed downward motion we derive a representation of the random time needed to arrive at the base of Gn in terms of independent binomial random variables (containing the contribution of delays at di .erent layers with di .erent geometrical structures).

  6. Contracting Similarity Fixed Point of General Sierpinski Gasket

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    Shanhui Sun

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The article mainly studies the contracting similarity fixed point and the structure of the general Sierpinski gasket. Firstly, the paper analyzes the importance of contracting similarity fixed point in fractal geometry. Based on a series of definitions, the article studies the contracting similarity fixed point. Then, the paper researches on the structure of the general Sierpinski gasket, and describes it through function. Using a new characteristic function and other techniques, the article gives two important lemmas of the general Sierpinski gasket and the complete proof. By the proved lemmas, the article gets the formula of the contracting similarity fixed point of the Sierpinski gasket, and then proves that the aforementioned contracting similarity fixed points form a new fractal. As application, the paper classifies the above contracting similarity fixed points into three types and gives two examples.

  7. REVIEW OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER GASKETS

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    The report gives results of an investigation of the significance of heat leakage through gaskets in household refrigerator/freezers, explores different design features, and suggests further study if necessary. The report gives results of an extensive literature review, interviews...

  8. DEVELOPMENT OF REMOTE HANFORD CONNECTOR GASKET REPLACEMENT TOOLING FOR DWPF

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    Krementz, D.; Coughlin, Jeffrey

    2009-05-05

    The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) requested the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to develop tooling and equipment to remotely replace gaskets in mechanical Hanford connectors to reduce personnel radiation exposure as compared to the current hands-on method. It is also expected that radiation levels will continually increase with future waste streams. The equipment is operated in the Remote Equipment Decontamination Cell (REDC), which is equipped with compressed air, two master-slave manipulators (MSM's) and an electro-mechanical manipulator (EMM) arm for operation of the remote tools. The REDC does not provide access to electrical power, so the equipment must be manually or pneumatically operated. The MSM's have a load limit at full extension of ten pounds, which limited the weight of the installation tool. In order to remotely replace Hanford connector gaskets several operations must be performed remotely, these include: removal of the spent gasket and retaining ring (retaining ring is also called snap ring), loading the new snap ring and gasket into the installation tool and installation of the new gasket into the Hanford connector. SRNL developed and tested tools that successfully perform all of the necessary tasks. Removal of snap rings from horizontal and vertical connectors is performed by separate air actuated retaining ring removal tools and is manipulated in the cell by the MSM. In order install a new gasket, the snap ring loader is used to load a new snap ring into a groove in the gasket installation tool. A new gasket is placed on the installation tool and retained by custom springs. An MSM lifts the installation tool and presses the mounted gasket against the connector block. Once the installation tool is in position, the gasket and snap ring are installed onto the connector by pneumatic actuation. All of the tools are located on a custom work table with a pneumatic valve station that directs compressed air to the desired

  9. Embedded Strain Gauges for Condition Monitoring of Silicone Gaskets

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    Timo Schotzko; Walter Lang

    2014-01-01

    A miniaturized strain gauge with a thickness of 5 µm is molded into a silicone O-ring. This is a first step toward embedding sensors in gaskets for structural health monitoring. The signal of the integrated sensor exhibits a linear correlation with the contact pressure of the O-ring. This affords the opportunity to monitor the gasket condition during installation. Thus, damages caused by faulty assembly can be detected instantly, and early failures, with their associated consequences, can be ...

  10. Chemical Stability of Telavancin in Elastomeric Pumps☆

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    Sand, Patrick; Aladeen, Traci; Kirkegaard, Paul; LaChance, Dennis; Slover, Christine

    2015-01-01

    solutions examined. All decreases in telavancin concentration were ≤2.7%. Comparison of each test sample solution to the corresponding glass control indicated no loss of active drug due to absorption by the elastomeric material of the pumps. The greatest increase in the amount of total degradants observed over the 8-day period was ~0.7 w/w%. Conclusions The results of this study indicate that telavancin remains chemically stable when diluted in the Intermate Infusion System and the Homepump Eclipse elastomeric pumps and stored at 2°C to 8°C for up to 8 days protected from light at the concentration range and dilution schemes evaluated. PMID:26649079

  11. An in-vitro study to compare the force degradation of pigmented and non-pigmented elastomeric chains

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    Palathottungal Joseph Antony; Joby Paulose

    2014-01-01

    Aim: The purpose of the study was to compare the force delivery and force decay property of pigmented and non-pigmented elastomeric chains, widely used in orthodontic practice. Materials and Methods: Force delivered by the samples consisting of pigmented and non-pigmented elastomeric chains obtained from 3 manufacturers were tested at 3 time intervals (as received, after 24 hours and 21 days of stretching) to measure the force delivered by the test samples, as well as the force decay over...

  12. SEALING PERFORMANCE OF GASKETED FLANGE JOINTS – A PARAMETRIC STUDY

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    Muhammad Abid

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: This paper aims at finding the leak rate through ANSI class#150 flange joints using compressed asbestos sheet gasket under combined structural and thermal transient loading conditions. The solution is obtained using two different leak rate models and two different bolt up values. The gasket compressive strain based model employs strains that are determined using finite element analysis. The other model is based on the porous media theory in which gasket is considered as porous media. Leak rates determined using these leak rate models are compared for different tightness classes and discussed. ABSTRAK: Kajian bertujuan mencari kadar bocor menerusi sambungan bebibir kelas ANSI#150 menggunakan gasket kepingan asbestos termampat di bawah kondisi bebanan gabungan struktur dan terma fana. Solusinya diperolehi dengan menggunakan dua model kadar bocor yang berbeza dan dua nilai atas bolt yang berlainan. Model terikan berasaskan pemampat gasket menggunakan terikan yang ditentukan dengan analisis unsur terhingga. Model yang lainnya berasaskan teori bahantara berongga di mana gasket digunakan sebagai medium. Kadar bocor ditentukan dengan menggunakan model kadar bocor, yang kemudiannya dibandingkan pada kelas keketatan yang berbeza dan keputusannya dibincangkan.KEYWORDS: bolted flange; gasket; leak rate; finite element analysis; tightness class compressive strains; porous media Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";}

  13. Magnetoactive elastomeric composites: Cure, tensile, electrical and magnetic properties

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    K Sasikumar; G Suresh; K A Thomas; Reji John; V Natarajan; T Mukundan; R M R Vishnubhatla

    2006-11-01

    Magnetically active elastomer materials were prepared by incorporating nickel powder in synthetic elastomeric matrices, polychloroprene and nitrile rubber. Cure characteristics, mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties were experimentally determined for different volume fractions of magnetoactive filler. The cure time decreases sharply for initial filler loading and the decrease is marginal for additional loading of filler. The tensile strength and modulus at 100% strain was found to increase with increase in the volume fraction of nickel due to reinforcement action. The magnetic impedance and a.c. conductivity are found to increase with increase in volume fraction of nickel as well as frequency.

  14. Coevolutionary extremal dynamics on gasket fractal

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    Lee, Kyoung Eun [Department of Physics, Inha University, Incheon 402-751 (Korea, Republic of)] [Computational Physics, IfB, ETH-Honggerberg, Schafmattstrasse 6, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland); Sung, Joo Yup; Cha, Moon-Yong; Maeng, Seong Eun; Bang, Yu Sik [Department of Physics, Inha University, Incheon 402-751 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jae Woo, E-mail: jaewlee@inha.ac.k [Department of Physics, Inha University, Incheon 402-751 (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-11-09

    We considered a Bak-Sneppen model on a Sierpinski gasket fractal. We calculated the avalanche size distribution and the distribution of distances between subsequent minimal sites. To observe the temporal correlations of the avalanche, we estimated the return time distribution, the first-return time, and the all-return time distribution. The avalanche size distribution follows the power law, P(s)approxs{sup -tau}, with the exponent tau=1.004(7). The distribution of jumping sites also follows the power law, P(r)approxr{sup -pi}, with the critical exponent pi=4.12(4). We observe the periodic oscillation of the distribution of the jumping distances which originated from the jumps of the level when the minimal site crosses the stage of the fractal. The first-return time distribution shows the power law, P{sub f}(t)approxt{sup -tau}{sub f}, with the critical exponent tau{sub f}=1.418(7). The all-return time distribution is also characterized by the power law, P{sub a}(t)approxt{sup -tau}{sub a}, with the exponent tau{sub a}=0.522(4). The exponents of the return time satisfy the scaling relation tau{sub f}+tau{sub a}=2 for tau{sub f}<=2.

  15. Coevolutionary extremal dynamics on gasket fractal

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    Lee, Kyoung Eun; Sung, Joo Yup; Cha, Moon-Yong; Maeng, Seong Eun; Bang, Yu Sik; Lee, Jae Woo

    2009-11-01

    We considered a Bak-Sneppen model on a Sierpinski gasket fractal. We calculated the avalanche size distribution and the distribution of distances between subsequent minimal sites. To observe the temporal correlations of the avalanche, we estimated the return time distribution, the first-return time, and the all-return time distribution. The avalanche size distribution follows the power law, P(s)∼s, with the exponent τ=1.004(7). The distribution of jumping sites also follows the power law, P(r)∼r, with the critical exponent π=4.12(4). We observe the periodic oscillation of the distribution of the jumping distances which originated from the jumps of the level when the minimal site crosses the stage of the fractal. The first-return time distribution shows the power law, P(t)∼t, with the critical exponent τ=1.418(7). The all-return time distribution is also characterized by the power law, P(t)∼t, with the exponent τ=0.522(4). The exponents of the return time satisfy the scaling relation τ+τ=2 for τ⩽2.

  16. Fractal interpolation on the Sierpinski Gasket

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    Çelik, Derya; Koçak, Sahin; Özdemir, Yunus

    2008-01-01

    We prove for the Sierpinski Gasket (SG) an analogue of the fractal interpolation theorem of Barnsley. Let V0={p1,p2,p3} be the set of vertices of SG and the three contractions of the plane, of which the SG is the attractor. Fix a number n and consider the iterations uw=uw1uw2...uwn for any sequence w=(w1,w2,...,wn)[set membership, variant]{1,2,3}n. The union of the images of V0 under these iterations is the set of nth stage vertices Vn of SG. Let be any function. Given any numbers [alpha]w (w[set membership, variant]{1,2,3}n) with 0<[alpha]w<1, there exists a unique continuous extension of F, such thatf(uw(x))=[alpha]wf(x)+hw(x) for x[set membership, variant]SG, where hw are harmonic functions on SG for w[set membership, variant]{1,2,3}n. Interpreting the harmonic functions as the "degree 1 polynomials" on SG is thus a self-similar interpolation obtained for any start function .

  17. Recombinant Exon-Encoded Resilins for Elastomeric Biomaterials

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    Qin, Guokui; Rivkin, Amit; Lapidot, Shaul; Hu, Xiao; Arinus, Shira B.; Dgany, Or; Shoseyov, Oded; Kaplan, David L.

    2011-01-01

    Resilin is an elastomeric protein found in specialized regions of the cuticle of most insects, providing outstanding material properties including high resilience and fatigue lifetime for insect flight and jumping needs. Two exons (1 and 3) from the resilin gene in Drosophila melanogaster were cloned and the encoded proteins expressed as soluble products in Escherichia coli. A heat and salt precipitation method was used for efficient purification of the recombinant proteins. The proteins were solution cast from water and formed into rubber-like biomaterials via horseradish peroxidase-mediated cross-linking. Comparative studies of the two proteins expressed from the two different exons were investigated by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Circular Dichrosim (CD) for structural features. Little structural organization was found, suggesting structural order was not induced by the enzyme-mediateed dityrosine cross-links. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) was used to study the elastomeric properties of the uncross-linked and cross-linked proteins. The protein from exon 1 exhibited 90% resilience in comparison to 63% for the protein from exon 3, and therefore may be the more critical domain for functional materials to mimic native resilin. Further, the cross-linking of the recombinant exon 1 via the citrate-modified photo-Fenton reaction was explored as an alternative dityrosine mediated polymerization method and resulted in both highly elastic and adhesive materials. The citrate-modified photo-Fenton system may be suitable for in-vivo applications of resilin biomaterials. PMID:21963157

  18. 33 CFR 183.536 - Seals and gaskets in fuel filters and strainers.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Seals and gaskets in fuel filters and strainers. 183.536 Section 183.536 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF... Standards § 183.536 Seals and gaskets in fuel filters and strainers. (a) (b) Each gasket and each...

  19. Elastomeric PGS scaffolds in arterial tissue engineering.

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    Lee, Kee-Won; Wang, Yadong

    2011-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading cause of mortality in the US and especially, coronary artery disease increases with an aging population and increasing obesity. Currently, bypass surgery using autologous vessels, allografts, and synthetic grafts are known as a commonly used for arterial substitutes. However, these grafts have limited applications when an inner diameter of arteries is less than 6 mm due to low availability, thrombotic complications, compliance mismatch, and late intimal hyperplasia. To overcome these limitations, tissue engineering has been successfully applied as a promising alternative to develop small-diameter arterial constructs that are nonthrombogenic, robust, and compliant. Several previous studies have developed small-diameter arterial constructs with tri-lamellar structure, excellent mechanical properties and burst pressure comparable to native arteries. While high tensile strength and burst pressure by increasing collagen production from a rigid material or cell sheet scaffold, these constructs still had low elastin production and compliance, which is a major problem to cause graft failure after implantation. Considering these issues, we hypothesized that an elastometric biomaterial combined with mechanical conditioning would provide elasticity and conduct mechanical signals more efficiently to vascular cells, which increase extracellular matrix production and support cellular orientation. The objective of this report is to introduce a fabrication technique of porous tubular scaffolds and a dynamic mechanical conditioning for applying them to arterial tissue engineering. We used a biodegradable elastomer, poly (glycerol sebacate) (PGS) for fabricating porous tubular scaffolds from the salt fusion method. Adult primary baboon smooth muscle cells (SMCs) were seeded on the lumen of scaffolds, which cultured in our designed pulsatile flow bioreactor for 3 weeks. PGS scaffolds had consistent thickness and randomly distributed macro

  20. Vibration modes of 3n-gaskets and other fractals

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    We rigorously study eigenvalues and eigenfunctions (vibration modes) on the class of self-similar symmetric finitely ramified fractals, which include the Sierpinski gasket and other 3n-gaskets. We consider the classical Laplacian on fractals which generalizes the usual one-dimensional second derivative, is the generator of the self-similar diffusion process, and has possible applications as the quantum Hamiltonian. We develop a theoretical matrix analysis, including analysis of singularities, which allows us to compute eigenvalues, eigenfunctions and their multiplicities exactly. We support our theoretical analysis by symbolic and numerical computations. Our analysis, in particular, allows the computation of the spectral zeta function on fractals and the limiting distribution of eigenvalues (i.e., integrated density of states). We consider such examples as the level-3 Sierpinski gasket, a fractal 3-tree, and the diamond fractal

  1. Chemical Stability of Telavancin in Elastomeric Pumps

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    Patrick Sand, MSc

    2015-12-01

    Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that telavancin remains chemically stable when diluted in the Intermate Infusion System and the Homepump Eclipse elastomeric pumps and stored at 2°C to 8°C for up to 8 days protected from light at the concentration range and dilution schemes evaluated.

  2. Finite Element Analysis of the Sealing Properties of Gasket under Specific Load Conditions%特定载荷作用下的垫片密封特性有限元分析

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    张雷; 刘俊亨

    2015-01-01

    This paper uses the ANSYS software for finite element analysis of gasket, draws the compression characteristic curve of gasket material, and simulates the compression characteristic of gasket under the specific load conditions. According to the results of simulation, it can verify whether the sealing properties of gasket under specific load conditions can conform to the requirements or not.%利用ANSYS软件,对垫片进行有限元分析,绘制垫片材料的压缩特性曲线,进行特定载荷条件下垫片的压缩特性模拟,根据仿真结果,能够验证特定载荷条件下垫片的密封特性是否符合要求。

  3. 46 CFR 56.30-35 - Gasketed mechanical couplings.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) MARINE ENGINEERING PIPING SYSTEMS AND... section applied to pipe fittings that form a seal by compressing a resilient gasket onto the pipe joint... creeping on the pipe and uncovering the joint. Bite-type devices do not provide positive protection...

  4. SOME GEOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF BROWNIAN MOTION ON SIERPINSKI GASKET

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    WUJUN; XIAOYIMIN

    1995-01-01

    Let {X(t),t≥0} be Brownian motion on Sierpinski gasket,The Hausdorff and packing dimensions of the image of a ompact set are studied,The uniform Hausdorff and packing dimensions of the inverse image are also discussed.

  5. Effects of gasket on coupled plastic flow and strain-induced phase transformations under high pressure and large torsion in a rotational diamond anvil cell

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    Feng, Biao; Levitas, Valery I.

    2016-01-01

    Combined plastic flow and strain-induced phase transformations (PTs) under high pressure in a sample within a gasket subjected to three dimensional compression and torsion in a rotational diamond anvil cell (RDAC) are studied using a finite element approach. The results are obtained for the weaker, equal-strength, and stronger high-pressure phases in comparison with low-pressure phases. It is found that, due to the strong gasket, the pressure in the sample is relatively homogenous and the geometry of the transformed zones is mostly determined by heterogeneity in plastic flow. For the equal-strength phases, the PT rate is higher than for the weaker and stronger high-pressure phases. For the weaker high-pressure phase, transformation softening induces material instability and leads to strain and PT localization. For the stronger high-pressure phase, the PT is suppressed by strain hardening during PT. The effect of the kinetic parameter k that scales the PT rate in the strain-controlled kinetic equation is also examined. In comparison with a traditional diamond anvil cell without torsion, the PT progress is much faster in RDAC under the same maximum pressure in the sample. Finally, the gasket size and strength effects are discussed. For a shorter and weaker gasket, faster plastic flow in radial and thickness directions leads to faster PT kinetics in comparison with a longer and stronger gasket. The rates of PT and plastic flows are not very sensitive to the modest change in a gasket thickness. Multiple experimental results are reproduced and interpreted. Obtained results allow one to design the desired pressure-plastic strain loading program in the experiments for searching new phases, reducing PT pressure by plastic shear, extracting kinetic properties from experiments with heterogeneous fields, and controlling homogeneity of all fields and kinetics of PTs.

  6. ISI of elastomeric components in nuclear reactors

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    On irradiation, polymers undergo chemical changes in their back bone/side chain. If the chemical structure is altered, the basic characteristic of parent polymer also changes, hence the property of the component also changes over the period of exposure to any type of radiation. This paper gives an idea about the main properties to be checked for assuring the quality of elastomeric components in view for radiation applications

  7. Practical Usage of Effect of Cold Weldability of Metals in Joint of Plastically Deformable Gasket and Flanges of Detachable Joint of Fuel Pipe-Line

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    Danchenko, V. G.

    2002-01-01

    The performed investigations of the character of changing the leakage of control gas through flange connections in the process of drawing- up the bolts in to calculation moment and subsequent lowering of bolt loading to zero have shown the following. Gradual reduction of leakage through a gasket occurs in the process of increasing the tightening torque up to its complete absence. But there is no leakage through the unloaded gasket after untwisting all nuts and removal of fastening bolts from flanges. The performed analysis has shown that this effect is caused by cold weldability of the gasket with flanges; this is a result of flowing of its material into microrough holes of contact surfaces of flanges at plastic deformation with formation of strong and dense contact. Some technological methods of formation of undetachable joint have been developed for practical application of this effect. According to one of those methods, drawing- up the gasket is performed with the help of flanges preliminarily. Those bolts are substituted by less strong standard bolts for drawing- up by less moment after achievement of stress needed. Method of pressurization of the joint is more effective when technological detachable flanges and bolts are used for reduction of the gasket up to its plastic state. Those flanges and bolts are removed after drawing- up; after that standard flanges are loaded by the moment used for reception of effort only from pressure of operational medium in the pipe- line (Qoper.m.) because drawing- up of the gasket by effort (Qeff.) that provides its plastic state, is already achieved. Then we exclude the first component (Qeff.) in dependence which is known from technical literature: Qdraw. = Qeff . + Qoper .m. = qFgas. + PFpip. (1), and the final formula for calculation of the effort of drawing- up the joint (in which drawing- up the gasket with provision of cold weldability is carried out preliminarily before drawing- up the standard bolts) is expressed in

  8. Modelling leaktightness in a sealing system using elastomeric seal

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    The container of radioactive gases in a transport cask is governed by the efficiency of the sealing system. The gas release of an elastomeric seal can have two causes: 1) the permeation through the elastomer which is an intrinsic characteristic for the material. 2) the leakage through geometrical defects (cracks, gaps, capillaries...) which are of a random nature. The purpose of this study is to develop representative models of these two leakage processes. In order to validate these models, experimental measurements were performed with a specific equipment ('LISE' test rig), to carry out tests with O-ring in a trapezoidal groove within a temperature range from -50degC to +300degC. The leakage rate was measured with a mass spectrometer using pure gases or gas mixtures. (J.P.N.)

  9. Description of gasket failure in a 7 cell PEMFC stack

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    Husar, Attila; Serra, Maria [Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial, Parc Tecnologic de Barcelona, Edifici U, C. Llorens i Artigas, 4-6, 2a Planta, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Kunusch, Cristian [Laboratorio de Electronica Industrial Control e Instrumentacion, Facultad de Ingenieria, UNLP (Argentina)

    2007-06-10

    This article presents the data and the description of a fuel cell stack that failed due to gasket degradation. The fuel cell under study is a 7 cell stack. The unexpected change in several variables such as temperature, pressure and voltage indicated the possible failure of the stack. The stack was monitored over a 6 h period in which data was collected and consequently analyzed to conclude that the fuel cell stack failed due to a crossover leak on the anode inlet port located on the cathode side gasket of cell 2. This stack failure analysis revealed a series of indicators that could be used by a super visional controller in order to initiate a shutdown procedure. (author)

  10. 节能门封%Energy Efficient Gasket

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    2012-01-01

    The improvement of refrigerator gasket can achieve the energy consumption from convection, heat conduction and radiation. As the result of many research and experiments, the improvement of gasket structure can achieve 2% ~4%energy consumption of refrigerator. The article also previews the direction and trend of gasket development.%  本文总结了冰箱门封结构及材料优化可节省能量消耗,着重从对流、热传导和辐射3个方向来优化门封设计,经过大量的研究和试验分析得出,通过对冰箱门封结构的优化设计可以实现降低冰箱能耗2%~4%,并就未来门封的发展趋势和发展方向作出了展望。

  11. Method of making hollow elastomeric bodies

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    Broyles, H. F.; Moacanin, J.; Cuddihy, E. F. (Inventor)

    1976-01-01

    Annular elastomeric bodies having intricate shapes are cast by dipping a heated, rotating mandrel into a solution of the elastomer, permitting the elastomer to creep into sharp recesses, drying the coated mandrel and repeating the operation until the desired thickness has been achieved. A bladder for a heart assist pump in which a cylindrical body terminating in flat, sharp horizontal flanges fabricated by this procedure has been subjected to over 2,500 hours of simulated life conditions with no visible signs of degradation.

  12. Accuracy and consistency of modern elastomeric pumps.

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    Weisman, Robyn S; Missair, Andres; Pham, Phung; Gutierrez, Juan F; Gebhard, Ralf E

    2014-01-01

    Continuous peripheral nerve blockade has become a popular method of achieving postoperative analgesia for many surgical procedures. The safety and reliability of infusion pumps are dependent on their flow rate accuracy and consistency. Knowledge of pump rate profiles can help physicians determine which infusion pump is best suited for their clinical applications and specific patient population. Several studies have investigated the accuracy of portable infusion pumps. Using methodology similar to that used by Ilfeld et al, we investigated the accuracy and consistency of several current elastomeric pumps. PMID:25140510

  13. 缠绕垫片外环发生翘曲的原因分析%Analysis on the Outer Ring Bending of Spiral Wound Gasket

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    由立臣; 任大美; 郑康宁

    2011-01-01

    The force model of the spiral wound gasket outer ring when the V-type groove is asymmetric was establish,the force analysis and the calculation of strength under the bending moment were carried out. The theoretical calculation proves that there is a moment in the spiral wound gasket outer ring when the V-type groove is asymmetric, which makes the spiral wound gasket outer ring bend. Consequently, this bend diminishes the spring back effect to the body of the spiral wound gasket, influences the sealing performance, and it is the main factor which leads the leakage of spiral wound gasket. To fig-ure up the critical moment, the critical offset value and the maximum deflexion under the critical moment according to the material allowable stress, the spiral wound gasket outer ring bend can be prevented. It is a guidance on the production of the spiral wound gasket and drafting the standards.%建立缠绕垫片外环V型槽不对称情况下外环的受力模型,并进行受力分析和弯矩作用下的强度计算.通过理论计算,证明缠绕垫片外环V型槽不对称时,存在一个弯矩,使缠绕垫片外环发生翘曲,从而减小对缠绕垫片本体的回弹作用,影响缠绕垫片的密封性能,这是外环翘曲缠绕垫片容易产生泄漏的主要原因;根据材料的许用应力求出临界弯矩和临界偏移量,以及在临界弯矩下外环的最大挠度,从而可防止外环发生翘曲变形,对缠绕垫片的生产、标准制定具有指导意义.

  14. Sensitivity improvement of a fibre Bragg grating pH sensor with elastomeric coating

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    A new optical pH sensor based on fibre Bragg grating (FBG) is demonstrated. The sensor consists of a FBG coated with pH sensitive hydrogel. The sensing was performed through the detection of wavelength shifts resulting from the induced strain on the FBG due to mechanical expansion of the hydrogel. An elastomeric coating was applied before the hydrogel coating to improve the sensitivity. The sensor performance was investigated by simulating the hydrogel swelling and the strain induced on the FBG. The swelling of hydrogel due to pH change was modelled using a free-energy function and was solved using the finite element method. With silicone rubber as the elastomer material, the results show that the sensitivity was improved by up to 66% compared to that of the FBG pH sensor without elastomeric coating

  15. NCO-5 Technician Cuts Finger while Cutting Gasket Material

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    Trujillo, Stanley [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Schreiber, Stephen Bruce [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Mcneel, John Worth [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Monsalve-Jones, Robert A. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Welsh, Mark [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Ortega, Greg N. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Martinez, Xavier Baltazar [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Padilla, Ruby A. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2015-12-10

    As part of the ADPSM Safety Improvement Plan, the WSST has established a subcommittee for a Learning Team. The purpose of a Learning Team is to transfer and communicate the information into operational feedback and improvement. We want to pay attention to the small things that go wrong because they are often early warning signals and may provide insight into the health of the whole system.

  16. Stability of colistimethate sodium in a disposable elastomeric infusion device.

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    Abdulla, Alan; van Leeuwen, Roelof W F; de Vries Schultink, Aurelia H M; Koch, Birgit C P

    2015-01-01

    Infections of the respiratory tract with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis patients are frequently treated with colistimethate sodium (CMS). For the intravenous administration of CMS a disposable elastomeric pump is a convenient option. To date, there are no data available on the chemical stability of CMS solutions stored in elastomeric pumps. We evaluated the chemical stability of 0.8 mg/mL solutions of CMS by measuring the degradation over a period of 7 days. Test samples were prepared by diluting CMS with saline solution (0.9%). The preparations were transferred to 100-mL elastomeric pumps and stored at 4 °C. The chemical stability was measured by a high-performance liquid chromatography method with UV detection. There was no degradation of CMS (elastomeric pump. PMID:25863116

  17. Solvent-resistant elastomeric microfluidic devices and applications

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    van Dam, Robert Michael

    Microfluidics is increasingly being used in many areas of biotechnology and chemistry to achieve reduced reagent volumes, improved performance, integration, and parallelism, among other advantages. Though early devices were based on rigid materials such as glass and silicon, elastomeric materials such as polydiznethylsiloxane (PDMS) are rapidly emerging as a ubiquitous platform for applications in biotechnology. This is due, in part, to simpler fabrication procedures and to the ability to integrate mechanical microvalves at vastly greater densities. For many applications in the areas of chemical synthesis and analysis, however, PDMS cannot replace glass and silicon due to its incompatibility with many solvents and reagents. Such areas could benefit tremendously from the development of an elastomeric microfluidic device technology that combines the advantages of PDMS with the property of solvent resistance. Simplified fabrication could increase the accessibility of microfluidics, and the possibility of dense valve integration could lead to significant advances in device sophistication. Applications could be more rapidly developed by design re-use due to the independence of mechanical valves on fluid properties (unlike electrokinetic pumping), and the property of permeability could enable novel fluidic functions for accessing a broader range of reactions than is possible in glass and silicon. The first half of this thesis describes our strategies and efforts to develop this new enabling technology. Several approaches are presented in Chapter 3, and two particularly successful ones, based on new elastomers (FNB and PFPE), are described in Chapters 4 and 5. Chapter 6 describes a novel method of fabricating devices from 3D molds that could expand the range of useful clastomers. The second half of this thesis discusses microfluidic combinatorial synthesis and high throughput screening-applications that take particular advantage of the ability to integrate thousands of

  18. Plaque accumulation and Streptococcus mutans levels around self-ligating bracket clips and elastomeric modules: A randomized controlled trial

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    Dhaval Fadia

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To determine the effect of two different ligating systems that is, elastomeric modules and self-ligating (SL bracket systems (Smartclip - 3M Unitek with respect to harboring bacterial plaque in fixed orthodontic treatment. Objectives: To assess, evaluate, and compare the amount of plaque accumulation and Streptococcus mutans colonization around elastomeric ligation and SL clips in the smart clip appliance. Materials and Methods: A total of 111 orthodontic patients scheduled for fixed orthodontic treatments were selected for this split maxillary arch study. All the patients were bonded with smart-clip (3M Unitek SL brackets, and the wire was placed into the bracket slots, on the randomly selected hemi arch, elastomeric modules were placed for the study to be conducted. Microbial and periodontal plaque accumulation was recorded at 3-time intervals post ligation. Plaque index-by Silness and Loe, modified Quigely Hein index, bleeding on probing were evaluated, and biofilm was collected from the tooth surface after 30 days and placed in petri dishes containing Mitis Salivarius agar for bacterial culturing. Result: It was observed that the side where ligation was done with elastomeric modules accumulated more plaque and increase in S. mutans colony forming units as compared to the side without external ligation (P < 0.05. Conclusion: Reduced bacterial colonization and better plaque control was seen with SL orthodontic bracket appliance system as compared to conventional ligation method.

  19. An in-vitro study to compare the force degradation of pigmented and non-pigmented elastomeric chains

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    Palathottungal Joseph Antony

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The purpose of the study was to compare the force delivery and force decay property of pigmented and non-pigmented elastomeric chains, widely used in orthodontic practice. Materials and Methods: Force delivered by the samples consisting of pigmented and non-pigmented elastomeric chains obtained from 3 manufacturers were tested at 3 time intervals (as received, after 24 hours and 21 days of stretching to measure the force delivered by the test samples, as well as the force decay over time. Results: The force delivered by the non-pigmented samples was significantly greater than the pigmented ones at all 3 time intervals irrespective of the brand. Force decay was more significant in case of pigmented samples. Force decay was greater noticed in first 24 hours of testing and a gradual decrease in force was observed from 24 hours to 21 days in all test samples irrespective of the brand or color. Conclusion: Non-pigmented elastomeric chains exhibited better force delivery and less force decay percentage when compared to pigmented chains. Though colored elastomeric chains are widely used in present day orthodontic practice to satisfy the younger age group patients, the study ascertains the prudential use of pigmented and non-pigmented chains for efficient and faster orthodontic treatment.

  20. A NEW LOWER BOUND OF THE HAUSDORFF MEASURE OF THE SIERPINSKI GASKET

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    Zhiwei Zhu; Zuoling Zhou; Baoguo Jia

    2006-01-01

    For the Sierpinski gasket, by using a sort of cover consisting of special regular hexagons, we define a new measure that is equivalent to the Hausdorff measure and obtain a lower bound of this measure. Moreover, the following lower bound of the Hausdroff measure of the Sierpinski gasket has been achieved Hs(S) ≥ 0.670432,where S denotes the Sierpinski gasket, s = dimH(S) = log23, and Hs(S) denotes the s-dimensional Hausdorff measure of S. The above result improves that developed in [2].

  1. Charge Effects on Mechanical Properties of Elastomeric Proteins

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    Kappiyoor, Ravi; Balasubramanian, Ganesh; Dudek, Daniel; Puri, Ishwar

    2012-02-01

    Several biological molecules of nanoscale dimensions, such as elastin and resilin, are capable of performing diverse tasks with minimal energy loss. These molecules are efficient in that the ratio of energy output to energy consumed is very close to unity. This is in stark contrast to some of the best synthetic materials that have been created. For example, it is known that resilin found in dragonflies has a hysteresis loss of only 0.8% of the energy input while the best synthetic rubber made to date, polybutadiene, has a loss of roughly 20%.We simulate tensile tests of naturally occurring motifs found in resilin (a highly hydrophilic protein), as well as similar simulations found in reduced-polarity counterparts (i.e. the same motif with the charge on each individual atom set to half the natural value, the same motif with the charge on each individual atom set to zero, and a motif in which all the polar amino acids have been replaced with nonpolar amino acids). The results show a strong correlation between charge and extensibility. In order to further understand the effect of properties such as charge on the system, we will run simulations of elastomeric proteins such as resilin in different solvents.

  2. Random walks on Sierpinski gaskets of different dimensions

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    Weber, Sebastian; Klafter, Joseph; Blumen, Alexander

    2010-11-01

    We study random walks (RWs) on classical and dual Sierpinski gaskets (SG and DSG), naturally embedded in d -dimensional Euclidian spaces (ESs). For large d the spectral dimension ds approaches 2, the marginal RW dimension. In contrast to RW over two-dimensional ES, RWs over SG and DSG show a very rich behavior. First, the time discrete scale invariance leads to logarithmic-periodic (log-periodic) oscillations in the RW properties monitored, which increase in amplitude with d . Second, the asymptotic approach to the theoretically predicted RW power laws is significantly altered depending on d and on the variant of the fractal (SG or DSG) under study. In addition, we discuss the suitability of standard RW properties to determine ds , a question of great practical relevance.

  3. Estimation of pressure drop in gasket plate heat exchangers

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    Neagu Anisoara Arleziana

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present comparatively different methods of pressure drop calculation in the gasket plate heat exchangers (PHEs, using correlations recommended in literature on industrial data collected from a vegetable oil refinery. The goal of this study was to compare the results obtained with these correlations, in order to choose one or two for practical purpose of pumping power calculations. We concluded that pressure drop values calculated with Mulley relationship and Buonopane & Troupe correlation were close and also Bond’s equation gave results pretty close to these but the pressure drop is slightly underestimated. Kumar correlation gave results far from all the others and its application will lead to oversize. In conclusion, for further calculations we will chose either the Mulley relationship or the Buonopane & Troupe correlation.

  4. Influence of elastomeric seal plate surface chemistry on interface integrity in biofouling-prone systems: Evaluation of a hydrophobic "easy-release" silicone-epoxy coating for maintaining water seal integrity of a sliding neoprene/steel interface

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    Andolina, Vincent L.

    The scientific hypothesis of this work is that modulation of the properties of hard materials to exhibit abrasion-reducing and low-energy surfaces will extend the functional lifetimes of elastomeric seals pressed against them in abrasive underwater systems. The initial motivation of this work was to correct a problem noted in the leaking of seals at major hydropower generating facilities subject to fouling by abrasive zebra mussel shells and extensive corrosion. Similar biofouling-influenced problems can develop at seals in medical devices and appliances from regulators in anesthetic machines and SCUBA diving oxygen supply units to autoclave door seals, injection syringe gaskets, medical pumps, drug delivery components, and feeding devices, as well as in food handling equipment like pasteurizers and transfer lines. Maritime and many other heavy industrial seal interfaces could also benefit from this coating system. Little prior work has been done to elucidate the relationship of seal plate surface properties to the friction and wear of elastomeric seals during sliding contacts of these articulating materials, or to examine the secondary influence of mineralized debris within the contacting interfaces. This investigation utilized the seal materials relevant to the hydropower application---neoprene elastomer against carbon steel---with and without the application of a silicone-epoxy coating (WearlonRTM 2020.98) selected for its wear-resistance, hydrophobicity, and "easy-release" capabilities against biological fouling debris present in actual field use. Analytical techniques applied to these materials before and after wear-producing processes included comprehensive Contact Angle measurements for Critical Surface Tension (CA-CST) determination, Scanning Electron Microscopic inspections, together with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) measurements for determination of surface texture and inorganic composition, Multiple

  5. Generation and detection of gigahertz surface acoustic waves using an elastomeric phase-shift mask

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    Li, Dongyao; Zhao, Peng; Zhao, Ji-Cheng; Cahill, David G.

    2013-10-01

    We describe a convenient approach for measuring the velocity vSAW of surface acoustic waves (SAWs) of the near-surface layer of a material through optical pump-probe measurements. The method has a lateral spatial resolution of elastomeric polydimethylsiloxane phase-shift mask which is fabricated using a commercially available Si grating as a mold. Time-domain electromagnetics calculations show, in agreement with experiment, that the efficiency of the phase-shift mask for generating and detecting SAWs decreases rapidly as the periodicity of the mask decreases below the optical wavelength. We validate the experimental approach using bulk and thin film samples with known elastic constants.

  6. Development of UHV compatible machined diamond profile gaskets for INDUS-2

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    Yadav, D. P.; Shiroman, R.; Shukla, S. K.; Kotaiah, S.

    2008-05-01

    Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) compatible demountable joints are needed in Indus-2 (2.5 GeV, 300mA) electron storage ring for connecting Al-alloy vacuum chambers (homogeneous joints) as well as Al-alloy vacuum chambers to well proven stainless steel components like beam diagnostic components and RF-shielded bellow assemblies (heterogeneous joints). Bakeable & reliable diamond profile Al-alloy gaskets have been developed for Helium leak rate less than 2×10-10 Std. CC/sec, which eliminated the need of any Al to SS transition pieces onto the Aluminium vacuum chambers. Salient features of these gaskets are: high reliability, low cost, reduced flange thickness, self alignment, ease in installation, less torque requirement, formability to non-circular shape & ultra cleanliness. These diamond profile gaskets were machined from extruded Al-alloy 6061-T5 pipes using specially developed high-speed steel formed cutting tools. Thermal cyclic tests were carried to check the reliability of these gaskets. No leaks were found even after several bakeouts at 150°C. Non-circular metallic gaskets like the one used in UHV gate valve bonnet seal can also be manufactured using specially developed formed toolings. This paper describes basic design philosophy, manufacturing process and testing details of these gaskets.

  7. Development of UHV compatible machined diamond profile gaskets for INDUS-2

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    Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) compatible demountable joints are needed in Indus-2 (2.5 GeV, 300mA) electron storage ring for connecting Al-alloy vacuum chambers (homogeneous joints) as well as Al-alloy vacuum chambers to well proven stainless steel components like beam diagnostic components and RF-shielded bellow assemblies (heterogeneous joints). Bakeable and reliable diamond profile Al-alloy gaskets have been developed for Helium leak rate less than 2x10-10 Std. CC/sec, which eliminated the need of any Al to SS transition pieces onto the Aluminium vacuum chambers. Salient features of these gaskets are: high reliability, low cost, reduced flange thickness, self alignment, ease in installation, less torque requirement, formability to non-circular shape and ultra cleanliness. These diamond profile gaskets were machined from extruded Al-alloy 6061-T5 pipes using specially developed high-speed steel formed cutting tools. Thermal cyclic tests were carried to check the reliability of these gaskets. No leaks were found even after several bakeouts at 150 deg. C. Non-circular metallic gaskets like the one used in UHV gate valve bonnet seal can also be manufactured using specially developed formed toolings. This paper describes basic design philosophy, manufacturing process and testing details of these gaskets

  8. Multiresidual LC-MS analysis of plasticizers used in PVC gaskets of lids and assessment of their migration into food sauces.

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    Lambertini, F; Catellani, D; Vindigni, M; Suman, M

    2016-09-01

    Plasticizers may migrate from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) gaskets into the foodstuffs mainly by direct contact during the packaging and sterilization procedure, but also by means of occasional contacts occurring during shipment and storage. The present work reports a reliable liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method able to quantify the main plasticizers used in the PVC closure gaskets for metal lids to verify their compliance in both food contact materials and foodstuffs. The atmospheric pressure chemical ionization in the positive ion mode resulted the best performing interface for the multiresidual detection of the plasticizers taken into account, followed by selected/multiple reaction monitoring, selected ion monitoring or full scan experiments, depending on the compounds to detect. The method was single-laboratory validated, demonstrating to reach a good sensitivity, thus making possible to perform analysis without any preliminary sample purification or concentration step. It proved to be effectively applicable not only for the determination of plasticizers in PVC gaskets but also in complex food matrices. In particular, it was applied for monitoring plasticizer migration into sauces placed in contact with the lids in worst storage conditions, observing therefore their trend during the shelf-life. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  9. Multiresidual LC-MS analysis of plasticizers used in PVC gaskets of lids and assessment of their migration into food sauces.

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    Lambertini, F; Catellani, D; Vindigni, M; Suman, M

    2016-09-01

    Plasticizers may migrate from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) gaskets into the foodstuffs mainly by direct contact during the packaging and sterilization procedure, but also by means of occasional contacts occurring during shipment and storage. The present work reports a reliable liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method able to quantify the main plasticizers used in the PVC closure gaskets for metal lids to verify their compliance in both food contact materials and foodstuffs. The atmospheric pressure chemical ionization in the positive ion mode resulted the best performing interface for the multiresidual detection of the plasticizers taken into account, followed by selected/multiple reaction monitoring, selected ion monitoring or full scan experiments, depending on the compounds to detect. The method was single-laboratory validated, demonstrating to reach a good sensitivity, thus making possible to perform analysis without any preliminary sample purification or concentration step. It proved to be effectively applicable not only for the determination of plasticizers in PVC gaskets but also in complex food matrices. In particular, it was applied for monitoring plasticizer migration into sauces placed in contact with the lids in worst storage conditions, observing therefore their trend during the shelf-life. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:27457286

  10. Mechanical-property changes of structural composite materials after low-temperature proton irradiation: Implications for use in SSC magnet systems

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    Morena, J. [Ace, Inc., Stuart, FL (US); Snead, C.L. Jr. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (US); Czajkowski, C.; Skaritka, J. [SSC Lab., Dallas, TX (US)

    1993-07-01

    Longterm physical, mechanical, electrical, and other properties of advanced composites, plastics, and other polymer materials are greatly affected by high-energy proton, neutron, electron, and gamma radiation. The effects of high-energy particles on materials is a critical design parameter to consider when choosing polymeric structural, nonstructural, and elastomeric matrix resin systems. Polymer materials used for filled resins, laminates, seals, gaskets, coatings, insulation and other nonmetallic components must be chosen carefully, and reference data viewed with caution. Most reference data collected in the high-energy physics community to date reflects material property degradation using other than proton irradiations. In most instances, the data were collected for room-temperature irradiations, not 4.2 K or other cryogenic temperatures, and at doses less than 10{sup 8}--10{sup 9} Rad. Energetic proton (and the accompanying spallation-product particles) provide good simulation fidelity to the expected radiation fields predicted for the cold-mass regions of the SSC magnets, especially the corrector magnets. The authors present here results for some structural composite materials which were part of a larger irradiation-characterization of polymeric materials for SSC applications.

  11. COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE STUDY OF GASKETED AND NON-GASKETED FLANGE JOINTS UNDER COMBINED INTERNAL PRESSURE, AXIAL AND BENDING LOADING – AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

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    Muhammad Abid

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper result of an extensive comparative experimental study of a gasketed and non-gasketed flange joint with different assemblies with different combined load combinations is carried out to investigate joint performance i.e. joint strength and sealing capability. Actual joint load capacities are determined under both the design and proof test pressure with maximum additional external loading (axial and bending that can be applied for safe joint performance. In addition, application of combined load is also discussed in the light of equivalent pressure approach.

  12. Prediction of Leakage Rates Through Sealing Connections with Nonmetallic Gaskets%非金属平垫片密封连接的泄漏率预测

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    顾伯勤; 陈晔; 朱大胜

    2007-01-01

    In this work,a model of gas leakage through nonmetallic gaskets was developed in order to predict leakage rate of gasket sealing connections. The model was verified by the leakage experiments on two types of gaskets: compressed non-asbestos fiber gasket and flexible graphite gasket reinforced with tanged metal sheet. The coefficients in the leakage rate formula were obtained by regression of experimental data for each type of gasket.The model was also validated against the experimental leakage data by other researchers and shown to produce accurate predications. Furthermore,the model was applied to a bolted flanged connection in service in order to assess the tightness of the connection.

  13. Reduction of molecular gas diffusion through gaskets in leaf gas exchange cuvettes by leaf‐mediated pores

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    Boesgaard, Kristine Stove; Mikkelsen, Teis Nørgaard; Ro‐Poulsen, Helge;

    2013-01-01

    There is an ongoing debate on how to correct leaf gas exchange measurements for the unavoidable diffusion leakage that occurs when measurements are done in non‐ambient CO2 concentrations. In this study, we present a theory on how the CO2 diffusion gradient over the gasket is affected by leaf......‐mediated pores (LMP) and how LMP reduce diffusive exchange across the gaskets. Recent discussions have so far neglected the processes in the quasi‐laminar boundary layer around the gasket. Counter intuitively, LMP reduce the leakage through gaskets, which can be explained by assuming that the boundary layer...

  14. A BRIEF TALK ON THE SPIRAL WOUND GASKET STIPULATIONS OF NATIONAL STANDARD AND AMERICAN STANDARD%浅谈国标与美标关于缠绕式垫片的规定

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    尹远福

    2001-01-01

    缠绕式垫片是一种密封性能好使用较广泛的垫片,许多国家对此均有相应的标准,并做出了相关的规定。文中介绍了我国国家标准GB4622.1~4622.3-93《缠绕式垫片》和美国机械工程师协会ASMEB16.20-1993《Metallic Gaskets for Pipe Flanges—Ring-Joint,Spiral-Wound,and Jacketed》标准在垫片适用范围、结构型式、垫片材料和标志等方面的相同点和不同点。%Spiral wound gasket has a good seal property and is used inwidespead range.Many countries have this relative standards,and stipulate the corresponding regulation.The same and different views in the fields of scope,structure type,gasket material and mark etc,between our national standard GB4622.1~4622.3-93“spiral wound gasket”and ASME B16.20-1993“Metallic gasket for pipe flange-ring joint,spiral wound and jacketed”standard are recommended.

  15. Resilin-PEG Hybrid Hydrogels Yield Degradable Elastomeric Scaffolds with Heterogeneous Microstructure.

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    McGann, Christopher L; Akins, Robert E; Kiick, Kristi L

    2016-01-11

    Hydrogels derived from resilin-like polypeptides (RLPs) have shown outstanding mechanical resilience and cytocompatibility; expanding the versatility of RLP-based materials via conjugation with other polypeptides and polymers would offer great promise in the design of a range of materials. Here, we present an investigation of the biochemical and mechanical properties of hybrid hydrogels composed of a recombinant RLP and a multiarm PEG macromer. These hybrid hydrogels can be rapidly cross-linked through a Michael-type addition reaction between the thiols of cysteine residues on the RLP and vinyl sulfone groups on the multiarm PEG. Oscillatory rheology and tensile testing confirmed the formation of elastomeric hydrogels with mechanical resilience comparable to aortic elastin; hydrogel stiffness was easily modulated through the cross-linking ratio. Macromolecular phase separation of the RLP-PEG hydrogels offers the unique advantage of imparting a heterogeneous microstructure, which can be used to localize cells, through simple mixing and cross-linking. Assessment of degradation of the RLP by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) illustrated the specific proteolysis of the polypeptide in both its soluble form and when cross-linked into hydrogels. Finally, the successful encapsulation and viable three-dimensional culture of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) demonstrated the cytocompatibility of the RLP-PEG gels. Overall, the cytocompatibility, elastomeric mechanical properties, microheterogeneity, and degradability of the RLP-PEG hybrid hydrogels offer a suite of promising properties for the development of cell-instructive, structured tissue engineering scaffolds.

  16. Modified Sierpinski Gasket for Wi-Fi and WLAN Applications

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    Manoj Choudhary

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The hasty growth of wireless technologies has drawn new demands for integrated components including antennas and antenna on chip is a new mantra in the area of antenna research. Various techniques have been suggested by researchers for the miniaturization of microstrip patch antennas with multiband characteristics. Numerous antennas for multiband operation have been studied and designed for communication and radar systems. One of the solutions for the multiband characteristics is the fractal antenna. The Fractal antennas are based on the concept of fractal geometries. They can be designed in a variety of shapes in order to obtain enhanced gain and bandwidth, dual band and circular polarization to even ultra-wideband operation. In this paper, the fractal antenna has been designed using the Arlon substrate with relative permittivity of 1.3 and a substrate of Sierpinski gasket shaped placed on it. Feed used is the line feed. The designed antenna is a low profile, small size and multiband antenna since it can be operated at different frequencies within the frequency range of (1.75 – 2.65 and (5.7 – 7.65 GHz. It includes the frequencies used for wireless WLAN application and used to receive and transmit a high-frequency signal.

  17. 非金属垫片螺栓法兰连接寿命评价%Life Assessment of Non-metallic Gasket Bolted Flanged Connections 

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    孙振国; 顾伯勤

    2011-01-01

    分析非金属垫片密封的时效特性,考虑高温条件下材料退化和垫片载荷松弛过程对密封性能的影响,依据多孔介质理论,建立非金属垫片密封的时效泄漏模型.将螺栓法兰连接系统寿命划分为密封寿命和部件寿命.提出密封寿命试验方法,在考虑垫片泄漏特性变化的基础上,基于指标泄漏率分析螺栓法兰连接系统密封寿命;基于蠕变和疲劳损伤准则分析高温螺栓的剩余寿命,探讨螺栓法兰连接系统的密封寿命和各部件寿命之间的关系.建立螺栓法兰连接系统的寿命预测最弱环模型,将垫片的变形特性和泄漏特性统一于螺栓法兰连接系统中进行研究,提出基于指标泄漏率和结构完整性的螺栓法兰连接系统寿命评价方法.%The time-correlated leakage characteristic of nonmetallic gaskets was analyzed. Considering the effect of the gasket compressive stress relaxation and the deterioration of material on gasket sealing performance at elevated temperature,a time-correlated leakage prediction model of non-metallic gasket sealing connections based on the porous medium theory was proposed. The life of bolted flanged connections was divided into sealing life and component life. A testing method of sealing life was put forward,the sealing life can be predicted based on target leakage rate in considering the change of gasket leakage characteristic,and the life of bolts can be obtained based on creep and fatigue damage criterion. The relationship between sealing life and component life of sealing system was discussed, and a weakest-link model for predicting the life of bolted flanged connections was established. A life evaluation method of bolted flanged connections based on the target leakage rate and the structural integrity was proposed, in which the deformation and leakage characteristic of the sealing system were both taken into consideration.

  18. Design of Sealing of High Pressure Flange Bolts Using Gasket Safety Factor%采用垫片安全系数的高压法兰螺栓密封设计

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    陈孙艺

    2015-01-01

    为了防治高压大直径法兰螺栓密封的设计失效,从影响法兰密封效果的因素中提出垫片特性及垫片受力非均匀性2个参数;以垫片系数和垫片预紧比压为基础,分析特性比和特性系数这2个反映垫片组合特性的新概念;提出以垫片安全系数表征垫片的结构形式和材料性能在不同计算压力下的安全储备。绘制了典型的安全系数曲线,安全系数随着计算压力的增大而降低,且曲线下降中存在单个拐点;垫片适用压力大于拐点压力,小于垫片安全系数等于1时的计算压力。应用各种垫片在不同安全系数下相应的计算压力适用值进行密封设计,能够确保密封结构设计的有效性。%In order to prevent design failure on sealing of large diameter flange bolts under high pressure,two worth pa⁃rameters were put forward from the factors relation to the failure on sealing of high pressure flange bolts,which included gasket characteristic and inhomogeneous gasket stresses.New concepts of both characteristic ratio and characteristic factor that reflected gasket general characteristics were analyzed based on gasket factor and pre⁃tightening unit sealing load.Gas⁃ket safety factor was presented to characterize the safety remain of both structure and material characteristic under different calculation pressure.Typical safety factor curve was drawn that safety factor was descends as calculated pressure increased, and there was one inflexion during descending. Gasket applied pressure was greater than the inflexion pressure, and was smaller than the calculated pressure of safety factor was equal to 1�0.The method that uses the pressure calculated for all kinds of gasket at different safety factor to design the gasket sealing can ensure the effectiveness of sealing structure.

  19. Anvil cell gasket design for high pressure nuclear magnetic resonance experiments beyond 30 GPa

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    Meier, Thomas; Haase, Jürgen

    2015-12-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments are reported at up to 30.5 GPa of pressure using radiofrequency (RF) micro-coils with anvil cell designs. These are the highest pressures ever reported with NMR, and are made possible through an improved gasket design based on nano-crystalline powders embedded in epoxy resin. Cubic boron-nitride (c-BN), corundum (α-Al2O3), or diamond based composites have been tested, also in NMR experiments. These composite gaskets lose about 1/2 of their initial height up to 30.5 GPa, allowing for larger sample quantities and preventing damages to the RF micro-coils compared to precipitation hardened CuBe gaskets. It is shown that NMR shift and resolution are less affected by the composite gaskets as compared to the more magnetic CuBe. The sensitivity can be as high as at normal pressure. The new, inexpensive, and simple to engineer gaskets are thus superior for NMR experiments at high pressures.

  20. Anvil cell gasket design for high pressure nuclear magnetic resonance experiments beyond 30 GPa

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    Meier, Thomas; Haase, Jürgen [Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Leipzig, Linnéstrasse 5, Leipzig 04103 (Germany)

    2015-12-15

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments are reported at up to 30.5 GPa of pressure using radiofrequency (RF) micro-coils with anvil cell designs. These are the highest pressures ever reported with NMR, and are made possible through an improved gasket design based on nano-crystalline powders embedded in epoxy resin. Cubic boron-nitride (c-BN), corundum (α-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}), or diamond based composites have been tested, also in NMR experiments. These composite gaskets lose about 1/2 of their initial height up to 30.5 GPa, allowing for larger sample quantities and preventing damages to the RF micro-coils compared to precipitation hardened CuBe gaskets. It is shown that NMR shift and resolution are less affected by the composite gaskets as compared to the more magnetic CuBe. The sensitivity can be as high as at normal pressure. The new, inexpensive, and simple to engineer gaskets are thus superior for NMR experiments at high pressures.

  1. Anvil cell gasket design for high pressure nuclear magnetic resonance experiments beyond 30 GPa

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    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments are reported at up to 30.5 GPa of pressure using radiofrequency (RF) micro-coils with anvil cell designs. These are the highest pressures ever reported with NMR, and are made possible through an improved gasket design based on nano-crystalline powders embedded in epoxy resin. Cubic boron-nitride (c-BN), corundum (α-Al2O3), or diamond based composites have been tested, also in NMR experiments. These composite gaskets lose about 1/2 of their initial height up to 30.5 GPa, allowing for larger sample quantities and preventing damages to the RF micro-coils compared to precipitation hardened CuBe gaskets. It is shown that NMR shift and resolution are less affected by the composite gaskets as compared to the more magnetic CuBe. The sensitivity can be as high as at normal pressure. The new, inexpensive, and simple to engineer gaskets are thus superior for NMR experiments at high pressures

  2. Sealing performance of flexible graphite corrugated metal composite gaskets%柔性石墨金属波纹复合增强垫片密封性能试验

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    励行根; 沈明学; 王成林; 魏世军; 励洁; 彭旭东

    2015-01-01

    The leakage ratio, compression recovery and stress-relaxation of flexible graphite corrugated metal composite gaskets with 316L and A3 steel as framework were tested on an automatic multi-function gasket testing rig. The effects of flexible graphite cover layer thickness, frame material and gasket stress on sealing performance and mechanical properties were investigated. The residual thickness of corrugated metal was determined at different thicknesses of cover layer and gasket stresses. The sealing performance of the composite gasket was mainly dependent upon the thickness of cover layer with flexible graphite, and optimal sealing performance was observed for the corrugated metal when the thickness of cover layer was 0.6 mm. The composite gaskets had good carrying capacity and sealing performance, which was especially suitable for complex applications, such as pressure and temperature fluctuations. Also outstanding recovery of the composite gaskets could be obtained by pre-compression. In addition, as gasket stress increased, sealing and compression recovery performance of 316L composite gaskets became obviously better than the composite gaskets with A3 steel as framework, and the former had distinct improvement than the latter in resisting stress relaxation and creep behavior.%在全自动垫片综合性能试验台上分别进行了316L和A3钢作为骨架材料的金属波纹复合垫片的泄漏率、压缩回弹性能和应力松弛试验,考察了柔性石墨覆盖层厚度、骨架材质和垫片应力对垫片密封性能和力学性能的影响,分析了不同覆盖层厚度和垫片应力下的金属波纹残余高度。结果表明:覆盖层厚度对垫片的密封性能有重要影响,厚度为0.6 mm 时该类垫片的综合性能最佳;金属波纹复合垫片具有良好的承载能力和密封性能,尤其适宜压力波动、温度剧变等场合的密封,预压缩处理更能真实反映出复合垫片优异

  3. Gasket like relief valve%密封圈式安全阀

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    吕文柱; 孙震; 李泽锋; 唐宏伟; 赵芳

    2001-01-01

    针对弹簧式安全阀高压工作时开闭可靠性差,而销钉、膜片式安全阀不耐疲劳状况,设计出密封圈式一次动作安全阀。未超载时,密封圈密封保压,超载时,密封圈爆破,失去密封作用而泄压。%In order to solving the problems of the poor stability of spring relief valve working under high pressure and the poor fatigue resistance of pin and membrane relief valve, an one-off gasket like relief valve is designed. The gasket keep the pressure when the load is under the safe value, otherwise, the gasket breaks and relieves the load.

  4. Radiation dose estimation on rubber gaskets for remote repair of leaky helium flange joints in Cirus reactor

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    Full text: The paper describes the analysis of the neutronic and gamma radiation dose on the rubber gaskets located within the reactor structure of Cirus after nearly 35 years of reactor operation. These gaskets are used in the flange joints of helium cover gas pipelines, some of which developed leak. This cumulative radiation dose was required to assess the compressive properties of the irradiated gaskets. After estimating the dose, fresh gaskets were procured and irradiated to comparable gamma dose. These gaskets were then tested in a universal testing machine and load versus deflection data were generated. A remote repair method of clamping the leaky flanges was developed. The data were used in the detailed piping analysis and the sequence and the extent of compression of flange joints was decided. Split sealing clamps were remotely installed and tightened to reduce the leaks significantly

  5. Progressive die for copier gasket%复印机垫片级进模设计

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    王娟; 吴正策

    2012-01-01

    The stamping process of a copier gasket was analyzed and the general structure and layout design of a multi-position progressive die for the gasket were presented.%分析了复印机垫片的冲压成形工艺,介绍了垫片多工位级进模总体结构设计、排样方式.生产实践证明,该模具生产的零件符合尺寸精度要求.

  6. THE INFLUENCE OF OBLIQUE COLLISION OF THE GASKET OF A GAS REGULATOR ON SAFETY SHUTDOWN

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available In this work the author presents a theoretical study on the conduct during the impact of the gasket at the intake of combustible gas, when the regulatory mechanism is controlled by a thermostat. For this case, the author analyzed two aspects involved in the operation of the proposed experimental model: - The oblique impact of the cinematic elements of the regulatory mechanism; - The influence of elasticity on deformation of the gasket at impact. Furthermore, the paper presents the modeling and dynamic analysis of the mechanism MSC ADAMS

  7. AN APPROXIMATION METHOD TO ESTIMATE THE HAUSDORFF MEASURE OF THE SIERPINSKI GASKET

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    Ruan Huojun; Su Weiyi

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, we firstly define a decreasing sequence {Pn(S)} by the generation of the Sierpinski gasket where each pn(S) can be obtained in finite steps. Then we prove that the Hausdorff measure Hs(S)of the Sierpinski gasket S can be approximated by {Pn(S)} with Pn(S)/(1 + 1/2n-3)s ≤ Hs(S) ≤ pn(S).An algorithm is presented to get Pn(S) for n ≤ 5. As an application, we obtain the best lower bound of Hs(S) till now: Hs(S) ≥ 0.5631.

  8. Assessing patient preference for two types of elastomeric infusion device.

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    Dodd, Susan

    Home administration of antibiotic therapy to cystic fibrosis patients is one of many applications for the use of elastomeric infusion devices. Patient acceptability can significantly affect adherence to complex drug regimens with concordance being a concern in this patient population. While patient acceptance is often cited as a factor in pump selection, patient preference has not been assessed within a particular class of infusion device. The objective of this study was to assess patient preference for one type of elastomeric infusion device (Baxter Intermate--hard-shelled design) or another (Fresenius Kabi Eclipse--soft-shelled design). Twenty-four patients entered the study. 20/24 (83%) patients expressed a preference for the Eclipse, while 4/24 (17%) stated no preference for either device. The Eclipse device was found to be much more favourable in terms of comfort and discreetness. Patient preference should therefore be given significant consideration in order to maximize concordance with drug regimens. PMID:18026019

  9. Interaction of Reinforced Elastomeric Bearings in Bridge Construction

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    Nittmannová Ľubica; Magura Martin

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the behavior of reinforced elastomeric bearings under various loads. They are made of special types of bearings. The experimental verification of these special bearings has been tested on various types of loading. The results of the experimental measurements are compared with the results of the numerical modeling and calculations according to the standard assumptions in STN EN 1337-3. In the conclusion, the results are summarized for the selected types ...

  10. Evaluation of Fillers Dispersion Degree in Elastomeric Magnetic Composites

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    Ján Kruželák; Sybill Ilisch; Ivan Hudec; Rastislav Dosoudil

    2012-01-01

    Elastomeric magnetic composites were prepared by incorporation of strontium ferrite into polymer matrices based on natural as well as butadiene rubber. Besides the rubber and ferrite, or the combinations of ferrite and carbon black (in case of natural rubber), the model rubber compounds contained only ingredients which support curing process. The study was dedicated to the observation of fillers dispersion degree in the rubber matrices and investigation of physical-mechanical and magnetic pro...

  11. Preparation and Analysis of Non-asbestos Sealing Gasket%抄取无石棉密封垫片的制备及分析

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    张萌; 刘美红; 袁希晨; 贾有东; 陈涛

    2014-01-01

    利用纤维混杂效应,综合有机和无机纤维的优点,选用合适的多种无机纤维和有机纤维,制备出达到一定使用要求,具有较好性价比的无石棉密封垫片,获得了工业化生产的基本工艺和材料配比,并对所研制的无石棉密封垫片进行了对比分析。结果表明,采用胶乳抄取工艺,利用不含石棉成分的无机纤维与有机纤维混杂增强橡胶粘接剂制备的新型密封垫片,达到了国外同类产品的性能指标,形成了具有我国特色的无石棉密封材料。%According to the fiber hybrid effect,the merits of organic and inorganic fibers were integrated.The appropri-ate organic and inorganic fibers were chosen to prepare the non-asbestos gasket which can meet the usage requirements and had a good cost performance.The ratio of basic craft and materials for industrial production were obtained.Basic research and comparing on the non-asbestos gasket were conducted.Results indicated that the new non-asbestos gasket which was made by non-asbestos fibers enhanced rubber adhesive and reached the level of similar international products.It has formed unique non-asbestos sealing materials of our country.

  12. 49 CFR 173.40 - General packaging requirements for toxic materials packaged in cylinders.

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    2010-10-01

    ... valve must have a taper-threaded connection directly to the cylinder and be capable of withstanding the... be sealed by a threaded cap or threaded solid plug and inert gasketing material. (4) The materials...

  13. In-use Stability of Ceftaroline Fosamil in Elastomeric Home Infusion Systems and MINI-BAG Plus Containers.

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    Bhattacharya, Sisir; Parekh, Satish; Dedhiya, Mahendra

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this study was to determine in-use stability of ceftaroline fosamil infusion solution of concentrations up to 12 mg/mL in elastomeric home infusion system prefilled with 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP or 5% Dextrose Injection USP and MINI-BAG Plus Container delivery devices prefilled with 0.9% sodium chloride injection. In-use ceftaroline fosamil infusion solution (12 mg/mL) was prepared for elastomeric home infusion systems (Homepump Eclipse, Baxter Intermate, and AccuRx Elastomeric Pump) pre-filled with either 0.9% sodium chloride injection or 5% dextrose; or Baxter MINI-BAG Plus Containers pre-filled with 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP (4 mg/mL to 12 mg/mL ceftaroline fosamil in final solution). The systems were stored refrigerated for 24 hours followed by up to 6 hours of storage at room temperature. Samples were analyzed at various time points for assay and degradation product by a validated stability-indicating high-performance liquid chromatography method. In-use ceftaroline fosamil infusion solution, ranging from 4-mg/mL to a maximum of 12-mg/mL concentration, in elastomeric home infusion systems prefilled with 0.9% sodium chloride injection or 5% dextrose, and MINI-BAG Plus Containers prefilled with 0.9% sodium chloride injection were chemically stable for up to 24 hours refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) and up to 6 hours at room temperature and had acceptable compatibility with material used. Ceftaroline fosamil (4 mg/mL to 12 mg/mL) maintains its potency for up to 24 hours refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) and up to 6 hours of storage at room temperature upon reconstitution in infusion solution with 0.9% sodium chloride or 5% dextrose when used in elastomeric home infusion system and MINI-BAG Plus Containers delivery devices prefilled with 0.9% sodium chloride injection. PMID:26775451

  14. The oscillation of the occupation time process of super- Brownian motion on Sierpinski gasket

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    郭军义

    2000-01-01

    The occupation time process of super-Brownian motion on the Sierpinski gasket is studied. It is shown that this process does not possess stable property in the long run, but oscillates periodically in some sense. Other convergence properties are also studied.

  15. The oscillation of the occupation time process of super-Brownian motion on Sierpinski gasket

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    2000-01-01

    The occupation time process of super-Brownian motion on the Sierpinski gasket is studied. It is shown that this process does not possess stable property in the long run, but oscillates periodically in some sense. Other convergence properties are also studied.

  16. Seismic response analysis of base isolated structures with high damping elastomeric bearings

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    Seismic response analysis of base-isolated structures with high damping elastomeric bearings is described in this paper. Emphasis is placed on the adaptation of a nonlinear constitutive model for the isolation bearing together with the treatment of foundation embedment for the soil-structure-interaction analysis. The constitutive model requires six input parameters derived from bearing experimental data under sinusoidal loading. The characteristic behavior of bearing, such as the variation of shear modulus and material damping with the change of maximum shear deformation, can be captured closely by the formulation. In the treatment of soil embedment a spring method is utilized to evaluate the foundation input motion as well as soil stiffness and damping. The above features have been incorporated into a three-dimensional system response program, SISEC, developed at Argonne National Laboratory. Sample problems are presented to illustrate the relative response of isolated and unisolated structures

  17. Optimization of fractional composition of the excipient in the elastomeric covering for asphalt highways

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    E. M. Nurullaev

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The computational method of optimum fractional composition of a dispersible filler of polymeric composite on the basis of three-dimensionally linked elastomer is developed according to non-linear programming. The coefficient of dynamic viscosity of polymeric suspension or the initial module of a viscoelasticity of the join solidification low-molecular rubbers with the final functional groups, filled by many fractional dioxide of silicon are considered as criteria of optimization. Influence of the limiting volume filling on energy of mechanical destruction was investigated. The elastomeric material is offered for use as a covering of asphalt highways in the form of a frost-proof waterproofing layer, which allowing multiply to increase operating properties.

  18. PRELIMINARY REPORT: EFFECTS OF IRRADIATION AND THERMAL EXPOSURE ON ELASTOMERIC SEALS FOR CASK TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

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    Verst, C.; Skidmore, E.; Daugherty, W.

    2014-05-30

    A testing and analysis approach to predict the sealing behavior of elastomeric seal materials in dry storage casks and evaluate their ability to maintain a seal under thermal and radiation exposure conditions of extended storage and beyond was developed, and initial tests have been conducted. The initial tests evaluate the aging response of EPDM elastomer O-ring seals. The thermal and radiation exposure conditions of the CASTOR® V/21 casks were selected for testing as this cask design is of interest due to its widespread use, and close proximity of the seals to the fuel compared to other cask designs leading to a relatively high temperature and dose under storage conditions. A novel test fixture was developed to enable compression stress relaxation measurements for the seal material at the thermal and radiation exposure conditions. A loss of compression stress of 90% is suggested as the threshold at which sealing ability of an elastomeric seal would be lost. Previous studies have shown this value to be conservative to actual leakage failure for most aging conditions. These initial results indicate that the seal would be expected to retain sealing ability throughout extended storage at the cask design conditions, though longer exposure times are needed to validate this assumption. The high constant dose rate used in the testing is not prototypic of the decreasingly low dose rate that would occur under extended storage. The primary degradation mechanism of oxidation of polymeric compounds is highly dependent on temperature and time of exposure, and with radiation expected to exacerbate the oxidation.

  19. Micromechanical damage and fracture in elastomeric polymers

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    Heyden, Stefanie

    This thesis aims at a simple one-parameter macroscopic model of distributed damage and fracture of polymers that is amenable to a straightforward and efficient numerical implementation. The failure model is motivated by post-mortem fractographic observations of void nucleation, growth and coalescence in polyurea stretched to failure, and accounts for the specific fracture energy per unit area attendant to rupture of the material. Furthermore, it is shown that the macroscopic model can be rigorously derived, in the sense of optimal scaling, from a micromechanical model of chain elasticity and failure regularized by means of fractional strain-gradient elasticity. Optimal scaling laws that supply a link between the single parameter of the macroscopic model, namely the critical energy-release rate of the material, and micromechanical parameters pertaining to the elasticity and strength of the polymer chains, and to the strain-gradient elasticity regularization, are derived. Based on optimal scaling laws, it is shown how the critical energy-release rate of specific materials can be determined from test data. In addition, the scope and fidelity of the model is demonstrated by means of an example of application, namely Taylor-impact experiments of polyurea rods. Hereby, optimal transportation meshfree approximation schemes using maximum-entropy interpolation functions are employed. Finally, a different crazing model using full derivatives of the deformation gradient and a core cut-off is presented, along with a numerical non-local regularization model. The numerical model takes into account higher-order deformation gradients in a finite element framework. It is shown how the introduction of non-locality into the model stabilizes the effect of strain localization to small volumes in materials undergoing softening. From an investigation of craze formation in the limit of large deformations, convergence studies verifying scaling properties of both local- and non-local energy

  20. Comparison of frictional resistance between self-ligating and conventional brackets tied with elastomeric and metal ligature in orthodontic archwires

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    Vanessa Vieira Leite; Murilo Baena Lopes; Alcides Gonini Júnior; Marcio Rodrigues de Almeida; Sandra Kiss Moura; Renato Rodrigues de Almeida

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To compare the frictional resistance between self-ligating and conventional brackets tied to different types of wire. MATERIAL AND METHODS : Abzil Kirium Capelozza (Pattern I) and Easy Clip (Roth prescription) incisor brackets were used. An elastomeric ligature or a ligating wire 0.10-in was used to ligate the wire to the Abzil bracket. Three types of orthodontic archwire alloys were assessed: 0.016-in NiTi wire, 0.016 x 0.021-in NiTi wire and 0.019 x 0.025-in steel wire. Ten obser...

  1. Interaction of Reinforced Elastomeric Bearings in Bridge Construction

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    Nittmannová Ľubica

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the behavior of reinforced elastomeric bearings under various loads. They are made of special types of bearings. The experimental verification of these special bearings has been tested on various types of loading. The results of the experimental measurements are compared with the results of the numerical modeling and calculations according to the standard assumptions in STN EN 1337-3. In the conclusion, the results are summarized for the selected types of bearings.

  2. Performance Study on New Type of Composite Gasket%新型组合垫片性能研究

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    周先军; 刘志亮; 张维东; 宋海燕; 毕红杰; 王庆

    2012-01-01

    Structural parameters of the new type composite gasket were determined with AN-SYS, and the good compressibility and resilience were proved through the gasket press spring tests. The gasket sealing experiments showed that the leak rate curve of the new type of composite gasket changes gently with the varying medium pressure, suits for the condition of pressure fluctuation.%采用有限元分析方法确定新型组合垫片结构参数,并通过垫片压缩回弹性能试验证明了此新型垫片具有良好的压缩回弹性能.垫片密封性能试验表明,新型组合垫片随介质压力变化泄漏率曲线比较平缓,适于压力波动的场合.

  3. 一种广义Sirpinski垫片的Hausdorff测度%Hausdorff Measure of a Class of Generalized Sirpinski Gasket

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    许荣飞

    2013-01-01

    Sirpinski gasket is the classic fractals with strick self-similar property. In this paper, we will give the construction of a class of Generalized Sirpinski Gasket and the exact value of its Hausdorff measure.%Sirpinski垫片具有严格的的自相似性,本文给出了一种广义Sirpinski垫片的构造,并得到了它的Hausdorff测度准确值。

  4. ELASTOMERIC SEISMIC-PROTECTION ISOLATORS FOR BUILDINGS AND BRIDGES

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    Toshio Nishi; Nobuo Murota

    2013-01-01

    A giant earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in Pacific Ocean off of Tohoku District Japan on March 11,2011.The highest seismic intensity of 7 in JMA scale was recorded in Miyagi.In the Tohoku district,around 230 buildings are seismically isolated (hereafter,SI) mainly by elastomeric isolators (seismic rubber bearings).According to the official survey reports by several organizations (for example[1]),the records of those buildings have verified the effectiveness of the seismic isolation.The response acceleration of the SI buildings was reduced by 30% to 50% of the input ground acceleration.Additionally,the difference of the conditions inside the room between SI and the fixed-base buildings was obvious as well as the damage in main structures of the buildings.The displacements of the isolators by the earthquake were around 200 mm according to the records of the instruments.As a result,the performance of SI buildings and the elastomeric isolators in the Tohoku District-Off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake 2011 were excellent,and the efficiency of the seismic isolation was verified by the records of many buildings in wide area.

  5. 带八角垫与双楔角环垫的法兰接头密封性能比较%Comparison of Sealing Performance of Bolted Flange Joints with Octagonal Gasket and Double Tapered Gasket

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    荣文波; 陆晓峰; 程可

    2015-01-01

    利用ABAQUS有限元软件对带新型双楔角环垫与带八角垫的螺栓法兰接头进行数值模拟分析,对预紧工况和操作工况下的螺栓与法兰应力最大值、密封面接触压力最大值以及有效密封宽度进行分析对比。结果表明:介质内压使带双楔角环垫的法兰应力最大值下降,但法兰与螺栓应力值仍高于带八角垫的法兰、螺栓应力值;法兰公称直径增加,八角垫内、外侧面的有效密封宽度逐渐减小,而双楔角环垫主、从面有效密封宽度有增大的趋势;双楔角环垫特殊的楔形结构使得主、从面接触应力在介质内压作用后下降幅度小于八角垫内、外侧面,因而具有更好的密封性能,特别是对于大法兰公称直径的密封。%The sealing performances of the bolted flange joints with double tapered gasket and octagonal gasket were an⁃alyzed by finite element software of ABAQUS. The maximum stress between flange and bolt,the maximum contact pressure on each sealing surface and the effective sealing width between two gasket were analyzed and compared under working con⁃ditions and operating conditions. The results show that the internal pressure makes the maximum stress of the flange with double tapered gasket drop, but its stress of flange and bolt is still higher than that of the flange with octagonal gasket. With the increasing of nominal diameter, the effective sealing width of the inside and outside surfaces of octagonal gasket is decreased, but the double tapered gasket shows an increasing trend in the effective sealing width of the master and slave surfaces. The special wedge structure of double tapered gasket makes the decreasing amplitude of contact stress less than the octagonal gasket under internal pressure, therefore double tapered gasket has good sealing performance, especially for the sealing of the flange joints with large nominal diameter.

  6. Frictional heat analysis of mine hoist and numerical simulation on temperature field of gasket

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    HAN Dong-tai; GE Shi-rong; DU Xue-ping

    2009-01-01

    The frictional performance of gaskets is greatly affected by fiictional heat in operational mine hoists. Based on frictional mechanism and heat transfer theory, the mathematical model of the temperature field of the PVC gasket in an operational mine hoist was investigated, a numerical simulation using ANSYS is presented and the distribution of the temperature and heat flux were studied under basic assumptions. The results show that the temperature gradually decreases as the radius of the model increases and the isotherms are arcs of concentric semi-circle. The heat flux is of bilateral symmetry in the model and decreases radially. The theoretical values correspond with the measured values for a short time (τ≤100 s) when the steel wire rope slides.

  7. Multiple solutions for a class of nonlinear elliptic equations on the Sierpi(n)ski gasket

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    HU; Jiaxin

    2004-01-01

    This paper investigates a class of nonlinear elliptic equations on a fractal domain. We establish a strong Sobolev-type inequality which leads to the existence of multiple non-trivial solutions of △u + c(x)u = f(x, u), with zero Dirichlet boundary conditions on the Sierpinski gasket. Our existence results do not require any growth conditions of f(x, t)in t, in contrast to the classical theory of elliptic equations on smooth domains.

  8. Seismic isolation of nuclear power plants using elastomeric bearings

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    Kumar, Manish

    Seismic isolation using low damping rubber (LDR) and lead-rubber (LR) bearings is a viable strategy for mitigating the effects of extreme earthquake shaking on safety-related nuclear structures. Although seismic isolation has been deployed in nuclear structures in France and South Africa, it has not seen widespread use because of limited new build nuclear construction in the past 30 years and a lack of guidelines, codes and standards for the analysis, design and construction of isolation systems specific to nuclear structures. The nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi in March 2011 has led the nuclear community to consider seismic isolation for new large light water and small modular reactors to withstand the effects of extreme earthquakes. The mechanical properties of LDR and LR bearings are not expected to change substantially in design basis shaking. However, under shaking more intense than design basis, the properties of the lead cores in lead-rubber bearings may degrade due to heating associated with energy dissipation, some bearings in an isolation system may experience net tension, and the compression and tension stiffness may be affected by the horizontal displacement of the isolation system. The effects of intra-earthquake changes in mechanical properties on the response of base-isolated nuclear power plants (NPPs) were investigated using an advanced numerical model of a lead-rubber bearing that has been verified and validated, and implemented in OpenSees and ABAQUS. A series of experiments were conducted at University at Buffalo to characterize the behavior of elastomeric bearings in tension. The test data was used to validate a phenomenological model of an elastomeric bearing in tension. The value of three times the shear modulus of rubber in elastomeric bearing was found to be a reasonable estimate of the cavitation stress of a bearing. The sequence of loading did not change the behavior of an elastomeric bearing under cyclic tension, and there was no

  9. Shape-Memory Polymers Based on Fatty Acid-Filled Elastomeric Ionomers

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    Izzo, Elise; Weiss, Robert

    2009-03-01

    Shape memory polymers (SMPs) have applications as medical devices, actuators, sensors, artificial muscles, switches, smart textiles, and self-deployable structures. All previous design of SMPs has involved synthesizing new polymers or modifying existing polymers. This paper describes a new type of SMP based on blends of an elastomeric ionomer and low molar mass fatty acids or their salts (FAS). Shape memory elastomers were prepared from mixtures of a sulfonated EPDM ionomer and various amounts of a FAS (e.g., zinc stearate, zinc oleate, and various aliphalic acids). Nanophase separation of the metal sulfonate groups provided the ``permanent'' crosslinks, while sub-microscopic crystals of the low molecular weight FAS provided a physical crosslink needed for the temporary shape. The material was deformed above the melting point of the FAS and the new shape was fixed by cooling the material while under stress to below the melting point of the FAS. Polar interactions between the ionomer and the FAS stabilized the dispersion of the FAS in the polymer and provided the continuity between the phases that allowed the crystals of the FAS to provide a second network of physical crosslinks. The temporary shape was erased and the material returned to the primary shape by heating above the melting point of the FAS.

  10. Ultraviolet light crosslinking of poly(trimethylene carbonate) for elastomeric tissue engineering scaffolds

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    Bat, Erhan; Kothman, Bas H. M.; Higuera, Gustavo A.; van Blitterswijk, Clemens A.; Feijen, Jan; Grijpma, Dirk W.

    2010-01-01

    A practical method of photocrosslinking high molecular weight poly(trimethylene carbonate)(PTMC) is presented. Flexible, elastomeric and biodegradable networks could be readily prepared by UV irradiating PTMC films containing pentaerythritol triacrylate (PETA) and a photoinitiator. The network chara

  11. Elastomeric Structural Attachment Concepts for Aircraft Flap Noise Reduction - Challenges and Approaches to Hyperelastic Structural Modeling and Analysis

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    Sreekantamurthy, Thammaiah; Turner, Travis L.; Moore, James B.; Su, Ji

    2014-01-01

    Airframe noise is a significant part of the overall noise of transport aircraft during the approach and landing phases of flight. Airframe noise reduction is currently emphasized under the Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) and Fixed Wing (FW) Project goals of NASA. A promising concept for trailing-edge-flap noise reduction is a flexible structural element or link that connects the side edges of the deployable flap to the adjacent main-wing structure. The proposed solution is distinguished by minimization of the span-wise extent of the structural link, thereby minimizing the aerodynamic load on the link structure at the expense of increased deformation requirement. Development of such a flexible structural link necessitated application of hyperelastic materials, atypical structural configurations and novel interface hardware. The resulting highly-deformable structural concept was termed the FLEXible Side Edge Link (FLEXSEL) concept. Prediction of atypical elastomeric deformation responses from detailed structural analysis was essential for evaluating feasible concepts that met the design constraints. The focus of this paper is to describe the many challenges encountered with hyperelastic finite element modeling and the nonlinear structural analysis of evolving FLEXSEL concepts. Detailed herein is the nonlinear analysis of FLEXSEL concepts that emerged during the project which include solid-section, foamcore, hollow, extended-span and pre-stressed concepts. Coupon-level analysis performed on elastomeric interface joints, which form a part of the FLEXSEL topology development, are also presented.

  12. Influence of elastomeric seal plate surface chemistry on interface integrity in biofouling-prone systems: Evaluation of a hydrophobic "easy-release" silicone-epoxy coating for maintaining water seal integrity of a sliding neoprene/steel interface

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    Andolina, Vincent L.

    The scientific hypothesis of this work is that modulation of the properties of hard materials to exhibit abrasion-reducing and low-energy surfaces will extend the functional lifetimes of elastomeric seals pressed against them in abrasive underwater systems. The initial motivation of this work was to correct a problem noted in the leaking of seals at major hydropower generating facilities subject to fouling by abrasive zebra mussel shells and extensive corrosion. Similar biofouling-influenced problems can develop at seals in medical devices and appliances from regulators in anesthetic machines and SCUBA diving oxygen supply units to autoclave door seals, injection syringe gaskets, medical pumps, drug delivery components, and feeding devices, as well as in food handling equipment like pasteurizers and transfer lines. Maritime and many other heavy industrial seal interfaces could also benefit from this coating system. Little prior work has been done to elucidate the relationship of seal plate surface properties to the friction and wear of elastomeric seals during sliding contacts of these articulating materials, or to examine the secondary influence of mineralized debris within the contacting interfaces. This investigation utilized the seal materials relevant to the hydropower application---neoprene elastomer against carbon steel---with and without the application of a silicone-epoxy coating (WearlonRTM 2020.98) selected for its wear-resistance, hydrophobicity, and "easy-release" capabilities against biological fouling debris present in actual field use. Analytical techniques applied to these materials before and after wear-producing processes included comprehensive Contact Angle measurements for Critical Surface Tension (CA-CST) determination, Scanning Electron Microscopic inspections, together with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) measurements for determination of surface texture and inorganic composition, Multiple

  13. Elastomeric angled microflaps with reversible adhesion for transfer-printing semiconductor membranes onto dry surfaces.

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    Yoo, Byungsuk; Cho, Sungbum; Seo, Seungwan; Lee, Jongho

    2014-11-12

    Recent research for unconventional types of electronics has revealed that it is necessary to transfer-print high-performance microelectronic devices onto diverse surfaces, including flexible or stretchable surfaces, to relieve mechanical constraints associated with conventional rigid electronics. Picking up and placing ultrathin microdevices without damage are critical procedures for the successful manufacture of various types of unconventional electronics. This paper introduces elastomeric angled microflaps that have reversible adhesion; i.e., they generate higher adhesion for picking up and low adhesion for printing because of their structural shapes and viscoelastic material properties. The microstructured stamp, fabricated in relatively simple ways, enables simultaneous transfer-printing of multiple silicon membranes that have irregular shapes in sizes ranging from micrometer to millimeter scales. Mechanical characterizations by experiment reveal optimal parameters for picking up and placing ultrathin membranes on a programmable custom-built microstage. Further refinement of the structures and materials should be useful for many applications requiring the microassembly of multiple semiconductor membranes in diverse shapes and sizes on dry surfaces without the aid of liquid adhesives.

  14. Stress Wave Reflecting Attenuation to Improve Anti-shock Capacity by Gasket%垫片提高抗冲击能力的应力波衰减机理

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    徐蓬朝; 黄惠东; 张龙山; 周平; 许冉

    2012-01-01

    Most of researches on anti-shock for penetrating fuze suggests that elasto-plastic gasket materials can be used because of their properties of cushion and energy-absorption. But the theory of cushion can hardly explain that why the gasket can improve fuze parts anti-shock capacity. In this paper, stress wave attenuating by gasket was regarded as the major factor of anti-shock. The large percentage of stress wave was reflected at fuze-shell/gasket interface. The gasket had few effects on acceleration but significant on attenuating fluctuation of stress wave. The simulation results indicateed that (1) the less of the impedance, the better of attenuation; (2) the thickness of the gaskets had few effects on attenuations (3)multilayer different gaskets were much better.%引信零部件抗高过载冲击,目前大多文献和资料提到用弹塑性垫片材料进行缓冲、吸能,但是缓冲理论并不能解释垫片提高引信零部件耐高过载能力.为此,提出垫片提高引信零部件抗冲击能力的机理主要是应力波反射衰减,即机械滤波.根据应力波在不同界面的反射与透射理论,冲击应力波在通过结构件与垫片的分界面时,因大部分被反射而衰减,垫片提高被保护件抗冲击能力的主要原因不是弹性缓冲,而是机械滤波;垫片对于被保护件质心惯性加速度影响很小,却能显著衰减骑在质心加速度曲线上的应力波,降低二者的合力尖峰,并减少往复振动冲击的破坏.仿真表明:垫片滤波说比缓冲说更合理,并且,波阻抗越小的垫片,机械滤波效果越好;只要远小于有效缓冲厚度,垫片厚度对机械滤波贡献不大;使用不同材料的两层垫片优于同厚度的单一材质垫片,多层更好.

  15. Reaction Model of Gasket Sealing Systems%垫片密封失效反应论模型

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    陈永林; 顾伯勤

    2001-01-01

    提出了垫片密封系统寿命,即有效使用时间的概念,将反应论模型应用于垫片密封系统,建立了系统失效模型,得到了泄漏率与时间的函数关系以及密封系统寿命的数学表达式。%lhe concept of the life span or the efficient time of gasket sealing systems is put forward.According to the reaction model, the failure model of gasket sealing systems is set up. The relation between the leakage and the time is obtained, and the formula of predicting the life span of gasket sealing systems is derived in this paper.

  16. Star Coloring of Sierpi(n)ski Gasket Graphs%Sierpi(n)ski Gasket图的星着色

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    潘玉美; 莫明忠

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, star coloring of Sierpi(n)ski gasket graphs Sn is studied.Meanwhile, it proved that S3 is uniquely 4-star-colorable up to isomorphism, and gave the exact star chromatic number of Sierpi(n)ski gasket Graphs: xs(Sn) =5 (n≥4).%研究了Sierpi(n)ski gasket图Sn的星着色,证明了在同构意义下S3是唯一的4-星可着色的,且给出了Sierp(n)ski gasket图Sn的星色数的精确值为Xs(Sn)=5(n≥4).

  17. Fabrication and characterization of heparin-grafted poly-L-lactic acid-chitosan core-shell nanofibers scaffold for vascular gasket.

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    Wang, Ting; Ji, Xuyuan; Jin, Lin; Feng, Zhangqi; Wu, Jinghang; Zheng, Jie; Wang, Hongyin; Xu, Zhe-Wu; Guo, Lingling; He, Nongyue

    2013-05-01

    Electrospun nanofibers were widely studied to be applied as potential materials for tissue engineering. A new technology to make poly-l-lactic acid/chitosan core/shell nanofibers from heterologous solution by coaxial electrospinning technique was designed for vascular gasket. Chitosan surface was cross-linked by genipin and modified by heparin. Different ratios of PLA/CS in heterologous solution were studied to optimize the surface morphology of fibers. Clean core-shell structures formed with a PLA/CS ratio at 1:3. Superior biocompatibility and mechanical properties were obtained by optimizing the core-shell structure morphology and surface cross-linking of chitosan. UE7T-13 cells grew well on the core-shell structure fibers as indicated by methylthiazolyldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) results and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images. Compared with the pure PLA fiber meshes and commercial vascular patch, PLA/CS core-shell fibers had better mechanical strength. The elastic modulus was as high as 117.18 MPa, even though the yield stress of the fibers was lower than that of the commercial vascular patch. Attachment of red blood cell on the fibers was evaluated by blood anticoagulation experiments and in vitro blood flow experiments. The activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prothrombin time (PT) value from PLA/CS nanofibers were significantly longer than that of pure PLA fibers. SEM images indicated there were hardly any red blood cells attached to the fibers with chitosan coating and heparin modification. This type of fiber mesh could potentially be used as vascular gasket. PMID:23586670

  18. Elastomeric fluorescent POF for partial discharge detection: recent progress

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    Siebler, Daniel; Hohberg, Michaela; Rohwetter, Philipp; Brusenbach, Roy; Plath, Ronald

    2015-09-01

    We present recent progress in our development of fibre-optic sensors for the detection of partial discharge (PD) in silicone cable accessories, based on detecting related low-level optical emission. We experimentally show that the sensitive optical detection of PD can dramatically enhance the performance of conventional electrical PD measurement in electromagnetically noisy environments, and that it can yield high sensitivity and specificity even when no synchronous electrical PD measurement is conducted. This is demonstrated using a real-scale model of a high voltage cable accessory with a surface-attached conventional thermoplastic fluorescent polymer optical fibre (F-POF) sensor. In order to increase light collection efficiency, as a prerequisite for a commercially competitive implementation using cost-efficient detectors, sensing fibres will have to be integrated into the silicone rubber insulation, close to the potential origin of PD-induced damage. This is the rationale for our efforts to develop elastomeric fluorescent sensing fibres, tailored to the requirements of the application. We discuss specific challenges to be tackled and report on the successful implementation of all-silicone rubber fluorescent POF, to our best knowledge for the first time.

  19. Production of robust contours with braze coatings for cylinder head gaskets; Erzeugung konturgenauer Auftragsschichten fuer Zylinderkopfdichtungen

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    Cierocki, K.; Heilig, M. [Goetze Payen GmbH, Herford (Germany); Koch, J.; Koschlig, M. [Degussa AG, Hanau (Germany)

    1998-12-01

    Multilayer gaskets made of steel for cylinder heads are state of the art at the automotive industry. To simplify the construction by replacing one layer a precise braze coating of the gasket contour was developed (BrazeSkin-Process). The used filler metal consists of a Ni-based filler suspension, which is applied by a serigraphy process. Within this work the development up to now and the potential in the near future are described. (orig.) [Deutsch] In der Automobilindustrie werden auf heutigem Stand der Technik Mehr-Lagen-Dichtungen (MLS) als Zylinderkopf-Dichtung eingesetzt. Hierbei kommen den einzelnen Lagen unterschiedliche Funktionen zu. Die Aufgaben einer Vereinfachung des Aufbaus durch Einsparung einer Lage wurde durch die Erzeugung einer konturgenauen Beschichtung auf einer der Zwischenlagen um die Zylinderbohrung herum geloest. Zur Erzeugung dieser Beschichtung wurde eine Lotsuspension entwickelt, die einer Produktgruppe mit dem Begriff BrazeSkin zugerechnet wird. Diese Lotsuspension besteht aus einem gefuellten Ni-Basis-Lot, das mittels Siebdruck aufgetragen wird. Im Durchlaufofen werden die aufgedruckten Flaechen unter Schutzgas geloetet. Aufgrund der Fuellung mit einem hochschmelzenden Zusatz entsteht im Loetprozess eine Legierung, die gleichermassen die Grundzuege eines Verbundwerkstoffes und eines Reaktionslotes beinhaltet. Hierdurch wird auch die Forderung nach einer mass- und konturgenauen Schichtdicke erfuellt. Der Grad der Serienreife fuer die erste Anwendung wurde jetzt erreicht. Eine Beschreibung der Entwicklung sowie zukuenftige Entwicklungsmoeglichkeiten werden aufgezeigt. (orig.)

  20. Butadiene-acrylonitrile elastomers as PVC modifiers

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    M. Rojek; J. Stabik

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to present the results of research programme on influence of acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymers on plasticized polyvinylchloride compounds used as window gasket material.Design/methodology/approach: Short review concerning application of modified plasticized PVC compounds as gasket material was presented. In experimental part two types of acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymers were used as elastomeric plasticizers for PVC. Formulations with fifteen dif...

  1. Modification of PVC compounds with butadiene-acrylonitrile elastomers

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    J. Stabik; M. Rojek

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to present the research programme on influence of acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymers on properties of plasticized polyvinylchloride as window gaskets material.Design/methodology/approach: Short literature review concerning application of modified PVC as gasket material was presented. In experimental part two types of acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymers were used as elastomeric plasticizers. Compounds with fifteen different levels of modifiers content (up to...

  2. Flange-Gasket Sealing of Petrichemical Engineering%石油化工装置法兰密封垫片探讨

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    冯文清

    2014-01-01

    The flange-gasket sealing theory was analyzed , and influencing effects were discussed , such as gasket performance , the flange form and rigidity , bolts retightening force , installation error , and operation conditions.Different kinds of gasket structure and sealing effect , such as nonmetal -gasket , half metal -gasket and metal gasket were compared , and every kind of gasket by structure and operation conditions were analyzed and compared , and the right selection and installation method was proposed.%分析了垫片的密封机理,从垫片的性能、法兰密封面形式及刚度、螺栓预紧力、安装误差、操作条件等方面讨论了影响垫片密封的因素。对比了目前实用较为广泛的非金属垫片、半金属垫片和金属垫片三种不同类型垫片的结构形式和密封性能,并对每种垫片的具体实用类型从结构到操作条件进行了对比分析,归纳了一般情况下密封垫片的选型方法和正确的安装方法。

  3. 75 FR 47027 - In the Matter of: Certain Devices Having Elastomeric Gel and Components Thereof; Notice of...

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    2010-08-04

    ... COMMISSION In the Matter of: Certain Devices Having Elastomeric Gel and Components Thereof; Notice of... States after importation of certain devices having elastomeric gel and components thereof by reason of... CFR 210.10 (2010). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S....

  4. Analysis and Design of Cylinder Head Gasket Sealing under Transient Thermal Cycles%瞬态温度循环下的气缸垫密封分析与设计

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    潘琼瑶; 冉帆

    2016-01-01

    针对气缸垫易于失效的受载和瞬态温度循环工况,提出了瞬态温度循环下的气缸垫密封设计与分析方法.采用材料和接触非线性有限元方法建立缸体、缸盖、气缸垫和螺栓一体化分析模型,进行瞬态温度和结构密封分析,采用密封压力和凸筋跳跃量对气缸垫密封进行评价.通过分析,识别出密封压力和凸筋跳跃量存在风险的区域,对设计进行改进,合理设置停止片高度,做到密封压力和凸筋跳跃量之间的平衡.%For the failure loading and transient thermal cycle of head gasket ,the design and analysis methods of sealing were put forward .The integrated analysis model of block ,head ,gasket and bolts was built with the material and contact nonlinear finite element analysis method and the analysis of transient temperature and structural sealing was conducted .The sealing per-formance of head gasket was finally evaluated with the sealing pressure and convex rib height .According to the analysis re-sults ,the potential failure areas of sealing pressure and convex rib height were identified and the design was improved to realize the balance of both .

  5. 制冷设备用非石棉密封垫片的分析研究%Analysis of Refrigeration Equipment with Non-asbestos Gasket

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    邱传惠; 杨书益

    2014-01-01

    The performance characteristics of gaskets used in refrigeration equipment was analyzed , focusing on the refrigeration equipment used in non-asbestos gasket tested performance analysis , refrigeration equipment for use on standard gasket made some modifications recommendations .%分析了制冷设备中常用的一些密封垫片的性能特点,重点对制冷设备中使用的非石棉垫片进行了试验性能的分析,对制冷设备上使用的密封垫片标准提出了一些修改建议。

  6. Analysis of Flange Installation Requirements for Spiral- wound Gasket%缠绕式垫片法兰接头装配要求的剖析

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    任建民; 蔡仁良

    2001-01-01

    Based on the application practice of the spiral- wound gasket flange joint and complied with the requirements for spiral- wound gasket in ASME B16.20, the installation requirements for the spiral- wound gasket used in the connection of the low pressure piping flanges was analyzed in this paper.%本文根据缠绕垫片法兰接头的实际情况,按照 ASME B16.20缠绕式垫片的技术要求,对低压管法兰用缠绕式垫片的安装要求进行一些分析。

  7. Thermally tailored gradient topography surface on elastomeric thin films.

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    Roy, Sudeshna; Bhandaru, Nandini; Das, Ritopa; Harikrishnan, G; Mukherjee, Rabibrata

    2014-05-14

    We report a simple method for creating a nanopatterned surface with continuous variation in feature height on an elastomeric thin film. The technique is based on imprinting the surface of a film of thermo-curable elastomer (Sylgard 184), which has continuous variation in cross-linking density introduced by means of differential heating. This results in variation of viscoelasticity across the length of the surface and the film exhibits differential partial relaxation after imprinting with a flexible stamp and subjecting it to an externally applied stress for a transient duration. An intrinsic perfect negative replica of the stamp pattern is initially created over the entire film surface as long as the external force remains active. After the external force is withdrawn, there is partial relaxation of the applied stresses, which is manifested as reduction in amplitude of the imprinted features. Due to the spatial viscoelasticity gradient, the extent of stress relaxation induced feature height reduction varies across the length of the film (L), resulting in a surface with a gradient topography with progressively varying feature heights (hF). The steepness of the gradient can be controlled by varying the temperature gradient as well as the duration of precuring of the film prior to imprinting. The method has also been utilized for fabricating wettability gradient surfaces using a high aspect ratio biomimetic stamp. The use of a flexible stamp allows the technique to be extended for creating a gradient topography on nonplanar surfaces as well. We also show that the gradient surfaces with regular structures can be used in combinatorial studies related to pattern directed dewetting. PMID:24697617

  8. Thermally tailored gradient topography surface on elastomeric thin films.

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    Roy, Sudeshna; Bhandaru, Nandini; Das, Ritopa; Harikrishnan, G; Mukherjee, Rabibrata

    2014-05-14

    We report a simple method for creating a nanopatterned surface with continuous variation in feature height on an elastomeric thin film. The technique is based on imprinting the surface of a film of thermo-curable elastomer (Sylgard 184), which has continuous variation in cross-linking density introduced by means of differential heating. This results in variation of viscoelasticity across the length of the surface and the film exhibits differential partial relaxation after imprinting with a flexible stamp and subjecting it to an externally applied stress for a transient duration. An intrinsic perfect negative replica of the stamp pattern is initially created over the entire film surface as long as the external force remains active. After the external force is withdrawn, there is partial relaxation of the applied stresses, which is manifested as reduction in amplitude of the imprinted features. Due to the spatial viscoelasticity gradient, the extent of stress relaxation induced feature height reduction varies across the length of the film (L), resulting in a surface with a gradient topography with progressively varying feature heights (hF). The steepness of the gradient can be controlled by varying the temperature gradient as well as the duration of precuring of the film prior to imprinting. The method has also been utilized for fabricating wettability gradient surfaces using a high aspect ratio biomimetic stamp. The use of a flexible stamp allows the technique to be extended for creating a gradient topography on nonplanar surfaces as well. We also show that the gradient surfaces with regular structures can be used in combinatorial studies related to pattern directed dewetting.

  9. Comparison of frictional resistance between self-ligating and conventional brackets tied with elastomeric and metal ligature in orthodontic archwires

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    Vanessa Vieira Leite

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To compare the frictional resistance between self-ligating and conventional brackets tied to different types of wire. MATERIAL AND METHODS : Abzil Kirium Capelozza (Pattern I and Easy Clip (Roth prescription incisor brackets were used. An elastomeric ligature or a ligating wire 0.10-in was used to ligate the wire to the Abzil bracket. Three types of orthodontic archwire alloys were assessed: 0.016-in NiTi wire, 0.016 x 0.021-in NiTi wire and 0.019 x 0.025-in steel wire. Ten observations were carried out for each bracket-archwire angulation combination. Brackets were mounted in a special appliance, positioned at 90 degrees in relation to the wire and tested in two angulations. Frictional test was performed in a Universal Testing Machine at 5 mm/min and 10 mm of displacement. The means (MPa were submitted to ANOVA and Tukey's test set at 5% of significance. The surfaces of wires and brackets were observed at SEM. RESULTS: Steel-tied brackets (16.48 ± 8.31 showed higher means of frictional resistance than elastomeric-tied brackets (4.29 ± 2.16 and self-ligating brackets (1.66 ± 1.57 (P 0.05. No statistical differences (P > 0.05 were found between zero (7.76 ± 8.46 and five-degree (7.19 ± 7.93 angulations. CONCLUSIONS: Friction was influenced not only by the type of bracket, but also by the ligating systems. Different morphological aspects were observed for the brackets and wires studied

  10. Artificial Neural Network Analysis of Sierpinski Gasket Fractal Antenna: A Low Cost Alternative to Experimentation

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    Balwinder S. Dhaliwal

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Artificial neural networks due to their general-purpose nature are used to solve problems in diverse fields. Artificial neural networks (ANNs are very useful for fractal antenna analysis as the development of mathematical models of such antennas is very difficult due to complex shapes and geometries. As such empirical approach doing experiments is costly and time consuming, in this paper, application of artificial neural networks analysis is presented taking the Sierpinski gasket fractal antenna as an example. The performance of three different types of networks is evaluated and the best network for this type of applications has been proposed. The comparison of ANN results with experimental results validates that this technique is an alternative to experimental analysis. This low cost method of antenna analysis will be very useful to understand various aspects of fractal antennas.

  11. Modified Sierpinski Gasket Patch Antenna for UMTS and 2.4/5.2 WLAN

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    Y. E. Ali

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available A modified Sierpinski Gasket fractal antenna for multiband application is proposed in this paper. The modified ground plane and the microstrip feed are used to obtain the wider bandwidth at the resonance frequency. The antenna is designed and printed on two layers FR-4 substrate (ϵr=4.4 and h=1.6 mm to cover the UMTS and 2.4/5.2 WLAN. The radiation pattern of the proposed antenna is similar to an omnidirectional. The proposed antenna has maximum gain of 1.88, 1.6, 4.31 dB at 2, 2.4, 5.2 GHz, respectively The properties of the antenna such as return losses, radiation pattern, input resistance and gain are determined via numerical CST Microwave Studio 2010 software.

  12. Experimental Study on Influence of Mechanical Vibration during Transport of Transport/Storage Cask for Spent Nuclear Fuel on Containment Performance of Metal Gasket during Storage in Japan

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    Transport casks of spent nuclear fuel will receive mechanical vibration during transport. It is known that the containment performance of metal gaskets is influenced by large external load or displacement. Quantitative influence of such vibration during transport on the containment performance of the metal gasket has not been known, but is crucial information particularly if the cask is stored as it is after the transport

  13. In vitro evaluation of force degradation of elastomeric chains used in Orthodontics

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    André Weissheimer

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To analyze the in vitro force degradation of four different brands of elastomeric chains: American Orthodontics, Morelli, Ormco and TP Orthodontics. METHODS: The sample consisted of 80 gray elastomeric chains that were divided into four groups according to their respective manufacturers. Chain stretching was standardized at 21 mm with initial force release ranging from 300 g to 370 g. The samples were kept in artificial saliva at a constant temperature of 37°C and the degradation force was recorded at the following time intervals: initial, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 hours, and 1, 7, 14, 21, 28, and 35 days. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant difference between the groups regarding the force degradation, mainly within the first day, as a force loss of 50-55% was observed during that time in relation to the initial force. The force delivered at 35 days ranged from 122 g to 148 g. CONCLUSION: All groups showed force degradation over time, regardless of their trademarks, a force loss of 59-69% was observed in the first hour compared to baseline. However, because the variation in force degradation depends on the trademark, studies such as the present one are important for guiding the clinical use of these materials.OBJETIVO: analisar, in vitro, a degradação de força, ao longo do tempo, de elastômeros das marcas comerciais American Orthodontics, Morelli, Ormco e TP Orthodontics. MÉTODOS: a amostra constituiu-se de 80 segmentos de elastômeros em cadeia fechada na cor cinza, divididos em quatro grupos, conforme o fabricante. A distensão foi padronizada em 21mm, com liberação de força inicial variando de 300 a 370g de força. As amostras foram mantidas em saliva artificial em temperatura constante de 37ºC, e a força avaliada nos seguintes intervalos: inicial, 1h, 3h, 5h, 7h, 9h, 1 dia, 7 dias, 14 dias, 21 dias, 28 dias e 35 dias. RESULTADOS: houve diferença estatisticamente significativa na degradação de força entre os

  14. Technology of Fluid Sealing Glue Gasket in Engine%发动机液态密封垫片技术

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    邢东仕

    2013-01-01

    The paper mainly introduced the applying technology of fluid sealant gasket, including the characteristic of fluid sealant gasket, the different sealant selection, the designing requirement of flange, the coating technics of fluid sealant, finally, the applying status of fluid sealant in engine was introduced. Through the introduction of liquid sealing sealant technology, the paper provided the guide suggestion to the fluid gasket.%对液态密封垫片应用技术进行了详细介绍,主要涉及液态密封垫片的特点、不同类型液态密封胶的选择、法兰面的设计要求、液态密封胶的施工工艺等,最后对液态密封胶在发动机上的应用做了简单概述.通过液态对密封胶技术的介绍,为液态密封胶的正确使用提供了指导性意见.

  15. 关于透镜垫密封形式的探讨%Inquire into Seal Form of Lens Gasket

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    张恒

    2015-01-01

    针对透镜垫密封形式的分歧,对透镜垫的密封系统进行分析和计算,并与标准中的计算结果相互比较和验证。结果表明,透镜垫的密封形式应属于强制密封,但也具有一定的自紧作用;由于其自紧力很小,几乎无法对其结构尺寸进行更优化的设计。%In connection with differences of lens gasket seal forms,analysis and calculation are carried out of the seal system of lens gasket,the calculation results are compared and verified with that of the standard.The results show that seal form of the lens gasket belongs to forced seal,but it has certain self-tightening effect;because its self-tightening force is very small,it is almost impossible to perform optimal design of its structure size.

  16. Synthesis and characterizations of high permittivity ultraviolet cured soft elastomeric networks and composites applicable as dielectric electroactive polymer

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    Goswami, Kaustav

    The objective of this thesis was preparation and characterizations of high permittivity ultraviolet (UV) cured elastomeric networks and composites applicable as dielectric electroactive polymers (DEAPs). At present, none of the commercially available elastomers such as acrylics, poly (dimethyl...

  17. Analysis and experiment research on sealing gasket for a automobile motor igniting coil%发动机点火线圈密封垫密封性试验与计算研究∗

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    郝伟

    2015-01-01

    Based on the large-scale finite element software ABAQUS,the sealing performance of the sealing gasket for an automo-bile motor igniting coil was researched. The procedure for establishing the two-dimensional axisymmetric finite element model of automobile motor igniting coil sealing gasket was elaborated. The contact pressure, Von. Mises and anti-off performance were cal-culated,the simulation results testified that the sealing gasket meet the conditions of sealing gasket-designing in sealing perform-ance and strength as well as anti-off performance. Static surface pressure test was conducted. The results proved that the finite ele-ment simulation model is correct by making a comparison between the simulation results and test results. Some factors influencing maximum contact pressure and Von. Mises of sealing face were taken into account,such as height compression ratio,rubber mate-rial parameters and friction coefficient. The results indicate that with the increase of height compression ratio,the sealing perform-ance improved significantly. Height compression ratio and rubber hardness also affect Von. Mises of sealing gasket. The rubber hardness parameters have a little influence on contact pressure.%利用大型有限元仿真计算软件ABAQUS对某款发动机点火线圈密封垫的密封性能进行研究。详细阐述了点火线圈密封垫二维轴对称有限元模型的建立过程,对密封垫密封面处的接触压力、密封垫的Von. Mises应力与脱落力进行计算,仿真计算结果证明该密封垫满足密封性、强度与防脱性设计要求。对密封垫进行了静态面压试验,试验结果与仿真计算结果吻合较好,验证了有限元数值方法的合理性。探讨了密封垫高度压缩率、橡胶材料参数对最大接触压力与Von. Mises应力的影响。计算分析表明:密封垫的高度压缩率越大,密封效果越好;Von. Mises应力随着高度压缩率与橡胶材料硬度的增大而增大

  18. DISPOSABLE NON-MECHANICAL ELASTOMERIC BALLOON PUMP FOR CONTINUOUS EPIDURAL INFUSION: AN EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE MEANS FOR POSTOPERATIVE ANALGESIA

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    Dilip Kumar; Mrinal Kanti; Subhankar

    2016-01-01

    Postoperative pain an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience is one of the most challenging and gratifying domains to treat. Aim is here to assess effectiveness of postoperative pain relief, side effects and complications while using non-mechanical disposable elastomeric pump as continuous epidural infusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS The present study has been carried out on thirty patients in postoperative wards. At the end of operation the Elastomeric pump containin...

  19. Increasing pumping efficiency in a micro throttle pump by enhancing displacement amplification in an elastomeric substrate

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    Fluid transport is accomplished in a micro throttle pump (MTP) by alternating deformation of a micro channel cast into a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) elastomeric substrate. The active deformation is achieved using a bimorph PZT piezoelectric disc actuator bonded to a glass diaphragm. The bimorph PZT deflects the diaphragm as well as alternately pushing and pulling the elastomer layer providing displacement amplification in the PDMS directly surrounding the micro channel. In order to improve pumping rates we have embedded a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) ring into the PMDS substrate which increases the magnitude of the displacement amplification achieved. FEM simulation of the elastomeric substrate deformation predicts that the inclusion of the PMMA ring should increase the channel deformation. We experimentally demonstrate that inclusion of a PMMA ring, having a diameter equal to that of the circular node of the PZT/glass/PDMS composite, increases in the throttle resistance ratio by 40% and the maximum pumping rate by 90% compared to an MTP with no ring.

  20. A simple scanning spectrometer based on a stretchable elastomeric reflective grating

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    Ghisleri, C.; Milani, P., E-mail: paolo.milani@mi.infn.it [CIMAINA and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano, via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); WISE srl, Piazza Duse 2, 20122 Milano (Italy); Potenza, M. A. C.; Bellacicca, A. [CIMAINA and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano, via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); Ravagnan, L. [WISE srl, Piazza Duse 2, 20122 Milano (Italy)

    2014-02-10

    We report a scanning optical spectrometer based on the use of a stretchable elastomeric reflective grating. The grating is obtained by supersonic cluster beam implantation of silver nanoparticles on polydimethylsiloxane previously grooved by molding to create a replica of a commercial digital versatile disk grating. The use of a stretchable grating allows the spectrometer spanning the whole optical wavelength range by solely extending the diffraction element by more than 100% of its original dimensions. The stretchable reflective optical grating shows excellent performances and stability upon thousands of stretching cycles. The use of this elastomeric element makes the optical layout and the mechanics of the spectrometer extremely simple and advantageous for those applications where spectral resolution is not a major requirement. As a proof of principle, we present the absorption spectrum of Rhodamine B in solution obtained by our spectrometer and compared to commercial instruments.

  1. A simple scanning spectrometer based on a stretchable elastomeric reflective grating

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    We report a scanning optical spectrometer based on the use of a stretchable elastomeric reflective grating. The grating is obtained by supersonic cluster beam implantation of silver nanoparticles on polydimethylsiloxane previously grooved by molding to create a replica of a commercial digital versatile disk grating. The use of a stretchable grating allows the spectrometer spanning the whole optical wavelength range by solely extending the diffraction element by more than 100% of its original dimensions. The stretchable reflective optical grating shows excellent performances and stability upon thousands of stretching cycles. The use of this elastomeric element makes the optical layout and the mechanics of the spectrometer extremely simple and advantageous for those applications where spectral resolution is not a major requirement. As a proof of principle, we present the absorption spectrum of Rhodamine B in solution obtained by our spectrometer and compared to commercial instruments

  2. The effect of nonlinear elastomeric lag damper characteristics on helicopter rotor dynamics

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    Felker, Fort F.; Lau, Benton H.; Mclaughlin, Stacey; Johnson, Wayne

    1987-01-01

    Many helicopters use elastomeric lag dampers to prevent ground resonance and aeromechanical instability in hover and forward flight. Recent experimental results have shown that when the damper motion occurs at two superimposed frequencies, which is characteristic of operation in forward flight, the damper properties are not well-predicted by a superposition of the damper properties at each of the motion frequencies. This paper presents experimental data obtained with an elastomeric damper while it was undergoing single- and dual-frequency motion. The effect of the nonlinear dual-frequency damper characteristics on predicted rotor aeromechanical stability in forward-flight operation in a wind tunnel was evaluated using the comprehensive rotorcraft analysis program called CAMRAD.

  3. Increasing pumping efficiency in a micro throttle pump by enhancing displacement amplification in an elastomeric substrate

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    Fujiwara, T.; Johnston, I. D.; Tracey, M. C.; Tan, C. K. L.

    2010-06-01

    Fluid transport is accomplished in a micro throttle pump (MTP) by alternating deformation of a micro channel cast into a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) elastomeric substrate. The active deformation is achieved using a bimorph PZT piezoelectric disc actuator bonded to a glass diaphragm. The bimorph PZT deflects the diaphragm as well as alternately pushing and pulling the elastomer layer providing displacement amplification in the PDMS directly surrounding the micro channel. In order to improve pumping rates we have embedded a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) ring into the PMDS substrate which increases the magnitude of the displacement amplification achieved. FEM simulation of the elastomeric substrate deformation predicts that the inclusion of the PMMA ring should increase the channel deformation. We experimentally demonstrate that inclusion of a PMMA ring, having a diameter equal to that of the circular node of the PZT/glass/PDMS composite, increases in the throttle resistance ratio by 40% and the maximum pumping rate by 90% compared to an MTP with no ring.

  4. Regional anaesthesia elastomeric pump performance after a single use and subsequent refill: a laboratory study.

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    Grant, C R K; Fredrickson, M J

    2009-07-01

    Ambulatory local anaesthetic delivery systems are often limited by a short effective duration of infusion. Prolonging nerve blockade by substituting a new pump as recommended by the manufacturers, represents a substantial consumable item cost ($US 300-500). We therefore evaluated the flow delivery performance of 31 single model elastomeric devices (all with a 2 ml.h(-1) background and 5 ml every hour bolus capability) that had been filled, used in clinical practice and then refilled in the laboratory. For the second infusion, there was a pattern of over-infusion (pumps depreciated to pumps was not only within safe limits, but also predominantly within the range (background infusion +/- 15%, bolus +10/-20%) specified by the manufacturer for primary infusion. We conclude that this elastomeric regional anaesthesia pump design performs satisfactorily after having been refilled following a single previous use. PMID:19624633

  5. 非石棉纤维橡胶垫片失效分析%Failure Analysis of Non-Asbestos Fiber-Reinforced Elastomer Gasket

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    陆晓峰; 顾伯勤; 丁毅; 夏翔鸣; 朱瑞松

    2001-01-01

    The leakage event of a non-asbestos gasket was taken place at the manhole flanged joint of a boiler after more than one-year service.In order to find out the reason of this accident,the spot investigation and gasket performance test were carried out,and the microstructure of some new and failure gaskets was observed by means of scanning electron microscope.The research results indicate that hydrolysis and pulverization of non-asbestos fibers of the gasket caused by steam at the elevated temperature is the main reason resulted in the gasket failure.%一台废热锅炉人孔用非石棉纤维橡胶垫片服役一年多后发生泄漏。通过现场调查和新旧垫片性能对比试验,并在扫描电镜下观察分析了垫片基体和纤维材料的微观组织,发现垫片失效主要是由其内部的增强纤维材料在高温蒸汽下水解、粉化导致强度明显下降而引起的。

  6. 3D Structural Patterns in Scalable, Elastomeric Scaffolds Guide Engineered Tissue Architecture

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    Kolewe, Martin E.; Park, Hyoungshin; Gray, Caprice; Ye, Xiaofeng; Langer, Robert; Freed, Lisa E.

    2013-01-01

    Microfabricated elastomeric scaffolds with 3D structural patterns are created by semi-automated layer-by-layer assembly of planar polymer sheets with through-pores. The meso-scale interconnected pore architectures governed by the relative alignment of layers are shown to direct cell and muscle-like fiber orientation in both skeletal and cardiac muscle, enabling scale up of tissue constructs towards clinically relevant dimensions.

  7. Evaluation of the susceptibility to pigmentation of orthodontic esthetic elastomeric ligatures

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    Janine Soares Cavalcante; Marcelo de Castellucci e Barbosa; Marcio Costa Sobral

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this laboratory study was to evaluate changes in the pigmentation of esthetic elastomeric ligatures after immersion in a staining solution. METHODS: Sixty ligatures were selected and divided into 12 groups according to their brand and also considering their condition, i.e., unstretched or stretched. The groups were divided into: Morelli (clear), TP Orthodontics (clear), American Orthodontics (clear), 3M/Unitek (clear), American Orthodontics (pearl color) and 3M/Unite...

  8. Fabrication and Characterization of Tough Elastomeric Fibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications

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    Sant, Shilpa; Khademhosseini, Ali

    2010-01-01

    Development of biodegradable tough elastomeric scaffolds are important for engineering tissues such as myocardium and heart valves that experience dynamic environments in vivo. Biomaterial scaffolds should ideally provide appropriate physical, chemical and mechanical cues to the seeded cells to closely mimic the native ECM. Collagen fibers form an important component of native myocardium as well as heart valve leaflets and provide necessary tensile properties to these tissues. Amongst various...

  9. Applicability of base isolation made of elastomeric isolators for the protection of cultural heritage

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    Vojko Kilar; David Koren; Simon Petrovčič

    2009-01-01

    This article briefly presents the applicability of base isolation made of elastomeric isolators for the protection of heritage architecture. The first part of the article gives an illustrative overview on the use of base isolation throughout the world, together with an analysis of guidelines for the protection and management of places of heritage architecture. The guidelines which are given through international agreements and resolutions on the conservation of monuments have to be considered...

  10. A pillar-based microfilter for isolation of white blood cells on elastomeric substrate.

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    Alvankarian, Jafar; Bahadorimehr, Alireza; Yeop Majlis, Burhanuddin

    2013-01-01

    Our goal is to design, fabricate, and characterize a pillar-based microfluidic device for size-based separation of human blood cells on an elastomeric substrate with application in the low-cost rapid prototyping of lab-chip devices. The single inlet single outlet device is using parallel U-shape arrays of pillars with cutoff size of 5.5 μm for trapping white blood cells (WBCs) in a pillar chamber with internal dead-volume of less than 1.0 μl. The microstructures are designed to limit the elastomeric deformation against fluid pressures. Numerical analysis showed that at maximum pressure loss of 15 kPa which is lower than the device conformal bonding strength, the pillar elastomeric deformation is less than 5% for flow rates of up to 1.0 ml min(-1). Molding technique was employed for device prototyping using polyurethane methacrylate (PUMA) resin and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mold. Characterization of the dual-layer device with beads and blood samples is performed. Tests with blood injection showed that ∼18%-25% of WBCs are trapped and ∼84%-89% of red blood cells (RBCs) are passed at flow rates of 15-50 μl min(-1) with a slight decrease of WBCs trap and improve of the RBCs pass at higher flow rates. Similar results were obtained by separation of mixed microspheres of different size injected at flow rates of up to 400 μl min(-1). Tests with blood samples stained by fluorescent gel demonstrated that the WBCs are accumulated in the arrays of pillars that later end up to blockage of the device. Filtration results of using elastomeric substrate present a good consistency with the trend of separation efficiencies of the similar silicon-based filters. PMID:24403994

  11. Evaluation of the susceptibility to pigmentation of orthodontic esthetic elastomeric ligatures

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    Janine Soares Cavalcante

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this laboratory study was to evaluate changes in the pigmentation of esthetic elastomeric ligatures after immersion in a staining solution. METHODS: Sixty ligatures were selected and divided into 12 groups according to their brand and also considering their condition, i.e., unstretched or stretched. The groups were divided into: Morelli (clear, TP Orthodontics (clear, American Orthodontics (clear, 3M/Unitek (clear, American Orthodontics (pearl color and 3M/Unitek (pearl color, separated into groups of 5 unstretched and five stretched ligatures. Assessment of their color changes was performed by means of digital photograph and computer analysis using Adobe Photoshop. Standardized digital photographs were taken at T0 (before the staining process, with unstretched ligatures and at T1 (following the 5-days staining process. The staining solution was composed of artificial saliva and foods with staining potential. At T1 the ligatures were either stretched or unstretched. RESULTS: The results of this study showed that esthetic elastomeric ligatures are prone to staining. Among the evaluated brands, TP Orthodontics and American Orthodontics clear ligatures were the most stable. Moreover, 3M/Unitek pearl ligatures demonstrated statistically significant changes in all variables. CONCLUSIONS: Esthetic elastomeric ligatures are susceptible to staining and no statistically significant difference was found between unstretched or stretched ligatures, with the sole exception of the TP Orthodontics brand. The 3M/Unitek's pearl color ligatures displayed the greatest staining potential.

  12. Investigation of the recycling of tires to elastomeric requirements by techniques of thermal compression

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    Nadal Gisbert, Antonio V.

    In this work is investigated the recycling of tires to elastomeric requirements by thermal compression. The production of recycled products is carried out starting from the powder, of elastomeric nature, coming from the grinding of used tires denominated GTR (Ground Tire Rubber) of different grain size, although the fundamental objective is the recycling of powder of 0,2mm grain size. The process of forming used for obtaining the recycled product is thermal compression, due to its simplicity and low cost. The composition of the powder has been analyzed and also the influence, on the elastomeric characteristics of the recycled product, of different parameters: Grain size, compact pressure, temperature, time, thickness of the recycled product and combination of sizes. At last we give an hypothesis that justifies the mechanism that gives cohesion to the powder GTR and allows their recycling. We also have carried out an analysis of the investigation lines, at the present, on the recycling of tires in general and an economic study of the viability of the recycled product in front of present products in the market, agglomerated with polyurethane, that have their application in using it in different types of floors.

  13. Fracture mechanics and statistical mechanics of reinforced elastomeric blends

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    Heinrich, Gert; Kaliske, Michael; Klüppel, Manfred; Schneider, Konrad; Vilgis, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    Elastomers are found in many applications ranging from technology to daily life applications for example in tires, drive systems, sealings and print rollers. Dynamical operation conditions put extremely high demands on the performance and stability of these materials and their elastic and flow properties can be easily adjusted by simple manipulations on their elastic and viscous properties. However, the required service life suffers often from material damage as a result of wear processes such as abrasion and wear fatigue, mostly caused by crack formation and propagation. This book covers interdisciplinary research between physics, physical chemistry, material sciences and engineering of elastomers within the range from nanometres to millimetres and connects these aspects with the constitutive material properties. The different chapters describe reliable lifetime and durability predictions based on new fracture mechanical testing concepts and advanced material-theoretical methods which are finally implemented...

  14. Theoretical Analysis of Fractal Leakage Model for Nonmetallic Gasket%非金属垫片分形泄漏模型理论分析

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    周先军

    2011-01-01

    以分形几何为基础,建立非金属质垫片分形泄漏模型.研究表明,载荷稳定时垫片中压力分布呈幂律变化,垫片泄漏率与压差成正比,且与分形垫片参数、异常扩散系数等有关.%Based on fractal geometry, a fractal leakage model for nonmetallic gasket was established. The results indicate that the pressure on gaskets varies in power law at a steady load, and its leakage rate varies with differential pressure and relates to gasket specifications and anomalous diffusion coefficient, etc.

  15. Evaluation of the influence of the polymer-filler interaction on compounds based on epoxidized elastomeric matrix and precipitated silica

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    Tatiana L. A. C. Rocha

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The introduction of epoxy groups into the main chain of elastomers has emerged as a promising alternative, considering the monitoring of polymer-filler interaction leading to changes in the properties of vulcanizates. The epoxidation reaction (in situ was chosen to modify elastomers, such as polybutadiene (BR and copolymer of styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR, because it is a simple, easily controlled reaction, even considering the small epoxidation degree. The modification degree of the polymeric chain was studied with FT-IR and ¹H-NMR. The shift of the Tg to high temperatures with the increase of the epoxy group in the polymer chain was monitored through differential scanning calorimetry (DSC. An analysis of the dynamic modulus of the material in relation to its dependence on the amplitude and temperature was carried out. The interaction between epoxidized elastomeric matrix and silica as filler was extremely improved, even in the presence of very low content of epoxy groups into the polymer chain.

  16. 4040A型喷油器垫片分选控制系统的设计%Design of 4040A Injector Gasket Sorting Control System

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    石剑锋

    2013-01-01

    Injector gasket sorting is related to the quality of the injector. Traditional gasket sorting is labor-intensive work. To reduce work intensity, we designed 4040A injector gasket sorting control system. In this paper, we use PLC as control system. The simulation of the opening pressure is controlled through the servo motor; and during exercise we measured injector assembly and the rear thimble assembly length, and then chose proper gaskets. The paper introduces the working process of the gasket sorting machine and the implementation method. Practice shows that this system has achieved the expected goal in that it can measure and sort gasket automatically.%喷油器垫片分选关系到喷油器产品的品质,传统垫片分选需大量工人进行人工分选,属于劳动密集型工作,为降低工人的劳动强度,设计了4040A型喷油器垫片分选控制系统。分选机采用PLC作为主控系统,通过伺服电机控制模拟压力,在运动过程中测量喷油体组件和后顶针组件的长度,再经计算选出合适的垫片;同时介绍了垫片分选机的工作过程、实现方法等。运行结果表明,该控制系统能实现自动测量、自动选取垫片的功能,达到预期效果。

  17. Containment of fluid samples in the hydrothermal diamond-anvil cell without the use of metal gaskets: Performance and advantages for in situ analysis

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    Chou, I.-Ming; Bassett, William A.; Anderson, Alan J.; Mayanovic, Robert A.; Shang, L.

    2008-01-01

    Metal gaskets (Re, Ir, Inconel, or stainless steel) normally used to contain fluid samples in the hydrothermal diamond-anvil cell (HDAC) are sometimes undesirable due to possible contamination and to gasket deformation at high pressures and temperatures resulting in nonisochoric behavior. Furthermore, in x-ray spectroscopic experiments, metal gaskets may attenuate the incident x-ray beam and emitted fluorescence x-rays, and the interaction of scattered radiation with the gasket may produce fluorescence that interferes with the x-ray spectrum of the sample. New arrangements and procedures were tested for the operation of the HDAC without using the metal gaskets. Distilled, de-ionized water was loaded into the sample chamber, a laser-milled recess 300 ??m in diameter and ???50 ??m deep centered in the 1.0 mm face of the lower diamond anvil, and sealed by pressing the top diamond anvil face directly against the lower one without a metal gasket in between. A maximum sample pressure of 202 MPa at 617 ??C was maintained for a duration of 10 min without evidence of leakage. A small change in fluid density was observed in one experiment where the sample was held at 266 MPa at 708 ??C for 10 min. The gasketless HDAC was also employed in x-ray absorption spectroscopy experiments, where, in addition to the sample chamber in the lower diamond, two grooves were milled at a 90?? angle to each other around the sample chamber to minimize the attenuation of incident and fluorescent x rays. With a minimum distance between the sample chamber and the grooves of 80 ??m, a pressure of 76 MPa at 500 ??C was maintained for 2 h with no change in the original fluid density. ?? 2008 American Institute of Physics.

  18. Qualitative Analysis of Gradient-Type Systems with Oscillatory Nonlinearities on the Sierpi(n)ski Gasket

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    Gabriele BONANNO; Giovanni MOLICA BISCI; Vicentiu R(A)DULESCU

    2013-01-01

    Under an appropriate oscillating behavior either at zero or at infinity of the nonlinear data,the existence of a sequence of weak solutions for parametric quasilinear systems of the gradient-type on the Sierpi(n)ski gasket is proved.Moreover,by adopting the same hypotheses on the potential and in presence of suitable small perturbations,the same conclusion is achieved.The approach is based on variational methods and on certain analytic and geometrical properties of the Sierpi(n)ski fractal as,for instance,a compact embedding result due to Fukushima and Shima.

  19. Towards a stripline setup to characterise the effects of corrosion and ageing on the shielding effectiveness of EMI gaskets

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    Pissoort, Davy; Catrysse, Johan; Claeys, Tim; Vanhee, Filip; Boesman, Bart; Brull, Christian

    2015-01-01

    This paper introduces a novel measurement set-up dedicated to the characterization of the evolution of the high-frequency shielding-effectiveness of gaskets due to corrosion and ageing. The measurement set-up is based on the recently introduced stripline set-up which has been validated previously up to 40 GHz. Compared to the original stripline set-up, the adapted set-up has a removable “clamping module” which can be easily mounted and removed from the set-up. The clamping module allows to ag...

  20. Graded manufacturing technique of graphite spiral wound gaskets%石墨缠绕垫片分级制造技术

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    周先军; 仇性启

    2001-01-01

    在研究缠绕垫片的力学性能与其结构及工艺参数关系的基础上,提出了缠绕垫片的分级制造技术,已取得初步研究成果。%A graded manufacturing technique of the graphite spiral wound gaskets was raised, based on the research of the relationship between graphite spiral wound gasket's mechanical performance and its structure, producing technology parameters. The research had acquired primary fruit.

  1. 估计Sierpinski地毯的Hausdorff测度的一个公式%An estimate of Hausdorff measure of Sierpinski gasket

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    戴欣荣

    2001-01-01

    给出了一个估计Sierpinski地毯的Hausdorff测度的公式。由此公式,可以很容易得到Sierpinski地毯的Hausdorff测度的上界估计。%This paper gives a formula to estimate the upper bound of theHausdorff measure of the Sierpinski gasket. By this formula, one can get the upper bound of the Hausdorff measure of the Sierpinski gasket as well as possible, in case he finds a set well enough.

  2. Modelling the self-assembly of elastomeric proteins provides insights into the evolution of their domain architectures.

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    Hongyan Song

    Full Text Available Elastomeric proteins have evolved independently multiple times through evolution. Produced as monomers, they self-assemble into polymeric structures that impart properties of stretch and recoil. They are composed of an alternating domain architecture of elastomeric domains interspersed with cross-linking elements. While the former provide the elasticity as well as help drive the assembly process, the latter serve to stabilise the polymer. Changes in the number and arrangement of the elastomeric and cross-linking regions have been shown to significantly impact their assembly and mechanical properties. However, to date, such studies are relatively limited. Here we present a theoretical study that examines the impact of domain architecture on polymer assembly and integrity. At the core of this study is a novel simulation environment that uses a model of diffusion limited aggregation to simulate the self-assembly of rod-like particles with alternating domain architectures. Applying the model to different domain architectures, we generate a variety of aggregates which are subsequently analysed by graph-theoretic metrics to predict their structural integrity. Our results show that the relative length and number of elastomeric and cross-linking domains can significantly impact the morphology and structural integrity of the resultant polymeric structure. For example, the most highly connected polymers were those constructed from asymmetric rods consisting of relatively large cross-linking elements interspersed with smaller elastomeric domains. In addition to providing insights into the evolution of elastomeric proteins, simulations such as those presented here may prove valuable for the tuneable design of new molecules that may be exploited as useful biomaterials.

  3. Modelling the self-assembly of elastomeric proteins provides insights into the evolution of their domain architectures.

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    Song, Hongyan; Parkinson, John

    2012-01-01

    Elastomeric proteins have evolved independently multiple times through evolution. Produced as monomers, they self-assemble into polymeric structures that impart properties of stretch and recoil. They are composed of an alternating domain architecture of elastomeric domains interspersed with cross-linking elements. While the former provide the elasticity as well as help drive the assembly process, the latter serve to stabilise the polymer. Changes in the number and arrangement of the elastomeric and cross-linking regions have been shown to significantly impact their assembly and mechanical properties. However, to date, such studies are relatively limited. Here we present a theoretical study that examines the impact of domain architecture on polymer assembly and integrity. At the core of this study is a novel simulation environment that uses a model of diffusion limited aggregation to simulate the self-assembly of rod-like particles with alternating domain architectures. Applying the model to different domain architectures, we generate a variety of aggregates which are subsequently analysed by graph-theoretic metrics to predict their structural integrity. Our results show that the relative length and number of elastomeric and cross-linking domains can significantly impact the morphology and structural integrity of the resultant polymeric structure. For example, the most highly connected polymers were those constructed from asymmetric rods consisting of relatively large cross-linking elements interspersed with smaller elastomeric domains. In addition to providing insights into the evolution of elastomeric proteins, simulations such as those presented here may prove valuable for the tuneable design of new molecules that may be exploited as useful biomaterials. PMID:22396636

  4. Finite element analysis on contact stress distribution of NiTi alloy sealing gasket%NiTi合金密封垫片压紧力分布有限元分析

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    诸士春; 陆晓峰; 巩建鸣

    2012-01-01

    By using the ABAQUS method of finite element analysis, the contact stress distribution of NiTi shape memory alloy gasket was analyzed and compared with that of A1050 aluminum gasket and spirally wound gasket under the same loading conditions. Result showed that the uniformity of gasket contact stress distibution for NiTi shape memory alloy was better than that of the other two gaskets. Subjected to internal pressure and external bending moment, NiTi shape memory alloy gasket had better sealing performance than the other two gaskets.%利用ABAQUS有限元方法分析NiTi形状记忆合金密封面上的压紧力分布,并与同等加载条件下的A1050纯铝平垫、金属石墨缠绕垫片作比较.结果表明:NiTi形状记忆合金垫片密封面上压紧力分布均匀性优于后2种常规垫片;内压力和弯矩作用下,NiTi形状记忆合金密封面压紧力受载荷影响比后2种垫片小.

  5. 广义Sierpinski垫片的Hausdorff测度的上限估值!%An estimation of the upper bound on the Hausdorff measure of the generalized Sierpinski gasket

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    洪英辉

    2014-01-01

    通过构造一个一元序列和一个二元序列,得到了一个便于计算的广义 Sierpinski垫片的 Hausdorff测度的上限估值公式,该公式将文献[2]中关于经典的 Sierpinski垫片的 Hausdorff测度的上限估值的一个结果推广到所有维数大于1的广义 Sierpinski垫片的情形。%We obtained a formula regarding the upper bounds of the Hausdorff measure of the generalized Sierpinski gasket by constructing a 1-tuple sequence and a 2-tuple sequence.By means of this formula we can calculate some comparable different upper bounds of the generalized-Sierpinski gasket easily.This formula extends the result on upper bounds of the Hausdorff measure of the classical Sierpinski gasket in reference [2] to the case of the generalized Sierpinski gasket with the dimension larger than 1 .

  6. The effect of maximum stress located at gasket outer periphery on leakage of bolted flanged connections%垫片外缘最大应力对螺栓法兰连接结构泄漏率影响

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    刘麟; 顾伯勤; 李传文

    2012-01-01

    螺栓法兰连接广泛的应用于石油化工等过程装备中,其是最重要的静密封连接形式之一,失效的主要原因是泄漏.利用有限元法对垫片的平均应力和外缘最大应力关系进行分析研究;采用解析方法预测螺栓法兰连接结构的泄漏率,并与试验结果进行对比,研究了垫片外缘最大应力与泄漏率之间的关系.结果表明,随着螺栓载荷的增加,法兰偏转程度增加,垫片平均应力与垫片外缘最大应力的差值逐渐增大;垫片外缘最大应力较平均应力对连接结构泄漏率影响更大.%The bolted flanged connection is one of the most important sealing connections in petrochemical industry,and leakage is the primary reason of the connections failure.The relationship between average gasket stress and maximum gasket stress located at the gasket outer periphery was analyzed by FEM methodAnd the leakage of bolted flanged connection was predicted,which results were investigated and compared with the experimental result.Then the effect of maximum gasket stress located at the gasket outer periphery on connection leakage was studied,which results indicate that the difference value of average gasket stress and maximum gasket stress increases gradually along with increasing of bolt loadThe maximum gasket stress located at the gasket outer periphery is found to be a key parameter that controls leakage.

  7. Biodegradabilite et proprietes energetiques d'elastomeres azotures

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    Lavoie, Jonathan

    The interest for polymer materials has steadily increased in the last decades and the use of polymer materials has been increasing ever since. These polymers are used in a vast range of applications from civil to military (Colclough et al., 1994; Nair & Laurencin, 2007; Sansone et al., 2012). This demand for polymer materials resulted in the development of various polymers with a wide range of properties depending on the desired application. In the field of propellants, this interest led to the development of glycidyl azide polymer (GAP) and other similar materials. Growing environmental concerns has led to a demand for more environmentally friendly polymers. This demand so far has been increasing and shows no sign of following a different trend for the next years. This demand is in part due to the presence of non-recyclable polymers, for which end of life can be problematic. At the same time, another problematic arose: the soil contamination originating from repeated military training as well as the subsequent contamination of water supplies by rain water seeping into the ground absorbing part of the contaminants (Dontsova, Pennington, Hayes, imunek, & Williford, 2009; M. R. Walsh, Thiboutot, Walsh, & Ampleman, 2012). This phenomenon incurs large decontamination costs and can result in the abandonment of training grounds due to contamination (Michael R. Walsh, Walsh, & Hewitt, 2010). The compounds responsible for the contamination of military training grounds are in part present in elastomers used as binders for propellants. The binders are non-biodegradable as well. In order to make greener propellants, it is not only necessary to replace the contaminants by non-contaminant materials, but also necessary to replace the binder by using new biodegradable materials. Glycidyl azide polymer, a commonly used energetic polymer in binders is non-biodebradable and as such unburned residue will accumulate in the environment. The main objective of this work is to develop new

  8. Buckling of Dielectric Elastomeric Plates for Electrically Active Microfludic Pumps

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    Holmes, Douglas; Tavakol, Behrouz; Bozlar, Michael; Froehlicher, Guillaume; Stone, Howard; Aksay, Ilhan

    2013-11-01

    Fluid flow can be directed and controlled by a variety of mechanisms within industrial and biological environments. Advances in microfluidic technology have required innovative ways to control fluid flow on a small scale, and the ability to actively control fluid flow within microfluidic devices is crucial for advancements in nanofluidics, biomedical fluidic devices, and digital microfluidics. In this work, we present a means for microfluidic control via the electrical actuation of thin, flexible valves within microfluidic channels. These structures consist of a dielectric elastomer confined between two compliant electrodes that can be actively and reversibly buckle out of plane to pump fluids from an applied voltage. The out-of-plane deformation can be quantified using two parameters: net change in surface area and the shape of deformation. Change in surface area depends on the voltage, while the deformation shape, which significantly affects the flow rate, is a function of voltage, and the pressure and volume of the chambers on each side of the thin plate. The use of solid electrodes enables a robust and reversible pumping mechanism that will have will enable advancements in rapid microfluidic diagnostics, adaptive materials, and artificial muscles.

  9. Microrobotic tentacles with spiral bending capability based on shape-engineered elastomeric microtubes.

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    Paek, Jungwook; Cho, Inho; Kim, Jaeyoun

    2015-01-01

    Microscale soft-robots hold great promise as safe handlers of delicate micro-objects but their wider adoption requires micro-actuators with greater efficiency and ease-of-fabrication. Here we present an elastomeric microtube-based pneumatic actuator that can be extended into a microrobotic tentacle. We establish a new, direct peeling-based technique for building long and thin, highly deformable microtubes and a semi-analytical model for their shape-engineering. Using them in combination, we amplify the microtube's pneumatically-driven bending into multi-turn inward spiraling. The resulting micro-tentacle exhibit spiraling with the final radius as small as ~185 μm and grabbing force of ~0.78 mN, rendering itself ideal for non-damaging manipulation of soft, fragile micro-objects. This spiraling tentacle-based grabbing modality, the direct peeling-enabled elastomeric microtube fabrication technique, and the concept of microtube shape-engineering are all unprecedented and will enrich the field of soft-robotics. PMID:26066664

  10. Applicability of base isolation made of elastomeric isolators for the protection of cultural heritage

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    Vojko Kilar

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This article briefly presents the applicability of base isolation made of elastomeric isolators for the protection of heritage architecture. The first part of the article gives an illustrative overview on the use of base isolation throughout the world, together with an analysis of guidelines for the protection and management of places of heritage architecture. The guidelines which are given through international agreements and resolutions on the conservation of monuments have to be considered when designing the base isolation of existing monuments. Generally, interventions into such structures should be minimal or visible as little as possible and should minimally affect the aesthetics and functionality of the object. In the second part of the article the general and some special requirements for base isolation design with elastomeric isolators are presented. The influence of the slenderness of the structure is analysed in more detail. The analysis is based on the corresponding rocking prevention criterion, upon the condition that the isolators cannot bear any tensile forces. The article concludes with a presentation of the maximum height-to-width ratios for objects that can be mounted on isolators, fulfilling the given rocking prevention criterion for different soil conditions. The maximum aspect ratios have also been determined by considering 5 appropriately scaled ground motions from the 1998 Posočje earthquake.

  11. Experiment-Based Sensitivity Analysis of Scaled Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators in Bonded Applications

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    Full Text Available Fiber-reinforced elastomeric isolators (FREIs are a new type of elastomeric base isolation systems. Producing FREIs in the form of long laminated pads and cutting them to the required size significantly reduces the time and cost of the manufacturing process. Due to the lack of adequate information on the performance of FREIs in bonded applications, the goal of this study is to assess the performance sensitivity of 1/4-scale carbon-FREIs based on the experimental tests. The scaled carbon-FREIs are manufactured using a fast cold-vulcanization process. The effect of several factors including the vertical pressure, the lateral cyclic rate, the number of rubber layers, and the thickness of carbon fiber-reinforced layers are explored on the cyclic behavior of rubber bearings. Results show that the effect of vertical pressure on the lateral response of base isolators is negligible. However, decreasing the cyclic loading rate increases the lateral flexibility and the damping capacity. Additionally, carbon fiber-reinforced layers can be considered as a minor source of energy dissipation.

  12. A new UV-curing elastomeric substrate for rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices

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    Alvankarian, Jafar; Yeop Majlis, Burhanuddin

    2012-03-01

    Rapid prototyping in the design cycle of new microfluidic devices is very important for shortening time-to-market. Researchers are facing the challenge to explore new and suitable substrates with simple and efficient microfabrication techniques. In this paper, we introduce and characterize a UV-curing elastomeric polyurethane methacrylate (PUMA) for rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices. The swelling and solubility of PUMA in different chemicals is determined. Time-dependent measurements of water contact angle show that the native PUMA is hydrophilic without surface treatment. The current monitoring method is used for measurement of the electroosmotic flow mobility in the microchannels made from PUMA. The optical, physical, thermal and mechanical properties of PUMA are evaluated. The UV-lithography and molding process is used for making micropillars and deep channel microfluidic structures integrated to the supporting base layer. Spin coating is characterized for producing different layer thicknesses of PUMA resin. A device is fabricated and tested for examining the strength of different bonding techniques such as conformal, corona treating and semi-curing of two PUMA layers in microfluidic application and the results show that the bonding strengths are comparable to that of PDMS. We also report fabrication and testing of a three-layer multi inlet/outlet microfluidic device including a very effective fluidic interconnect for application demonstration of PUMA as a promising new substrate. A simple micro-device is developed and employed for observing the pressure deflection of membrane made from PUMA as a very effective elastomeric valve in microfluidic devices.

  13. Helical coil buckling mechanism for a stiff nanowire on an elastomeric substrate

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    Chen, Youlong; Liu, Yilun; Yan, Yuan; Zhu, Yong; Chen, Xi

    2016-10-01

    When a stiff nanowire is deposited on a compliant soft substrate, it may buckle into a helical coil form when the system is compressed. Using theoretical and finite element method (FEM) analyses, the detailed three-dimensional coil buckling mechanism for a silicon nanowire (SiNW) on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate is studied. A continuum mechanics approach based on the minimization of the strain energy in the SiNW and elastomeric substrate is developed. Due to the helical buckling, the bending strain in SiNW is significantly reduced and the maximum local strain is almost uniformly distributed along SiNW. Based on the theoretical model, the energy landscape for different buckling modes of SiNW on PDMS substrate is given, which shows that both the in-plane and out-of-plane buckling modes have the local minimum potential energy, whereas the helical buckling model has the global minimum potential energy. Furthermore, the helical buckling spacing and amplitudes are deduced, taking into account the influences of the elastic properties and dimensions of SiNWs. These features are verified by systematic FEM simulations and parallel experiments. As the effective compressive strain in elastomeric substrate increases, the buckling profile evolves from a vertical ellipse to a lateral ellipse, and then approaches to a circle when the effective compressive strain is larger than 30%. The study may shed useful insights on the design and optimization of high-performance stretchable electronics and 3D complex nano-structures.

  14. Optical fiber sensor for pressure measurement based on elastomeric membrane and macrobending loss

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    Ribeiro, Livia A.; Rosolem, Joao B.; Dini, Danilo C.; Floridia, Claudio; Bezerra, Edson W.; Cezar, Fabio A.; Loichate, Marcelo D.; Durelli, Anderson S.

    2012-04-01

    We propose a fiber optic sensor array based on bend loss assessed by optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR). The sensor mechanism is based on optical fiber bending loss compressed by external pressure. An elastomeric surface is applied to the sensor in order to communicate external pressure to the fiber coil and also, this make sensor able to deal with degradation coming from aggressive environments. The sensing system proposed is able to monitor liquid or gas pressure in different environments, such as water, oil, alcohols, some diluted acids and others, depending only of elastomeric membrane choice. In order to protect the sensor stage against environmental degradation a plastic packaging was chosen. Bend loss measurements is taken concerning the number of fiber loops involved in the sensor, pump signal wavelength and temporal width. This long for the best parameters in the sensor construction. The specific case of the sensor applied to water percolation monitoring from embankment damns is detailed in this paper; for this application the sensor array have a number of at least six stages totally independent each other, in such a way that each stage can be developed to monitor a specific environment. Sensors have shown good performance in field tests, reaching work range from 0.1 to 0.6 atm with 0.05 atm of precision.

  15. A highly sensitive and flexible pressure sensor with electrodes and elastomeric interlayer containing silver nanowires.

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    Wang, Jun; Jiu, Jinting; Nogi, Masaya; Sugahara, Tohru; Nagao, Shijo; Koga, Hirotaka; He, Peng; Suganuma, Katsuaki

    2015-02-21

    The next-generation application of pressure sensors is gradually being extended to include electronic artificial skin (e-skin), wearable devices, humanoid robotics and smart prosthetics. In these advanced applications, high sensing capability is an essential feature for high performance. Although surface patterning treatments and some special elastomeric interlayers have been applied to improve sensitivity, the process is complex and this inevitably raises the cost and is an obstacle to large-scale production. In the present study a simple printing process without complex patterning has been used for constructing the sensor, and an interlayer is employed comprising elastomeric composites filled with silver nanowires. By increasing the relative permittivity, εr, of the composite interlayer induced by compression at high nanowire concentration, it has been possible to achieve a maximum sensitivity of 5.54 kPa(-1). The improvement in sensitivity did not sacrifice or undermine the other features of the sensor. Thanks to the silver nanowire electrodes, the sensor is flexible and stable after 200 cycles at a bending radius of 2 mm, and exhibits outstanding reproducibility without hysteresis under similar pressure pulses. The sensor has been readily integrated onto an adhesive bandage and has been successful in detecting human movements. In addition to measuring pressure in direct contact, non-contact pressures such as air flow can also be detected.

  16. Highly stretchable electric circuits from a composite material of silver nanoparticles and elastomeric fibres.

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    Park, Minwoo; Im, Jungkyun; Shin, Minkwan; Min, Yuho; Park, Jaeyoon; Cho, Heesook; Park, Soojin; Shim, Mun-Bo; Jeon, Sanghun; Chung, Dae-Young; Bae, Jihyun; Park, Jongjin; Jeong, Unyong; Kim, Kinam

    2012-12-01

    Conductive electrodes and electric circuits that can remain active and electrically stable under large mechanical deformations are highly desirable for applications such as flexible displays, field-effect transistors, energy-related devices, smart clothing and actuators. However, high conductivity and stretchability seem to be mutually exclusive parameters. The most promising solution to this problem has been to use one-dimensional nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires coated on a stretchable fabric, metal stripes with a wavy geometry, composite elastomers embedding conductive fillers and interpenetrating networks of a liquid metal and rubber. At present, the conductivity values at large strains remain too low to satisfy requirements for practical applications. Moreover, the ability to make arbitrary patterns over large areas is also desirable. Here, we introduce a conductive composite mat of silver nanoparticles and rubber fibres that allows the formation of highly stretchable circuits through a fabrication process that is compatible with any substrate and scalable for large-area applications. A silver nanoparticle precursor is absorbed in electrospun poly (styrene-block-butadiene-block-styrene) (SBS) rubber fibres and then converted into silver nanoparticles directly in the fibre mat. Percolation of the silver nanoparticles inside the fibres leads to a high bulk conductivity, which is preserved at large deformations (σ ≈ 2,200 S cm(-1) at 100% strain for a 150-µm-thick mat). We design electric circuits directly on the electrospun fibre mat by nozzle printing, inkjet printing and spray printing of the precursor solution and fabricate a highly stretchable antenna, a strain sensor and a highly stretchable light-emitting diode as examples of applications.

  17. 垫片密封的可靠性分析方法%Reliability Analysis Method of Gasket Sealing

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    陈永林; 顾伯勤

    2001-01-01

    The concept o the reliability of gasketsealing sytems is put fotqard.According to the reaction model and interference principle,the r frmula calculating the reliability og gasker selling systems is derived and the reliabilityisanalyzed with theanalytic method and the monte catloethod.furthermore,the design method of gasket sealing systems based on the prescribdd reliability is also discussed in the paper.%提出了垫片密封系统可靠性的基本概念,从反应论模型出发,依据干涉模型的基本原理,导得了系统可靠度的计算公式,采用解析法和Monte Carlo法进行可靠性分析,探讨了根据所要求的可靠度进行垫片密封设计的方法。

  18. 76 FR 13434 - In the Matter of Certain Devices Having Elastomeric Gel and Components Thereof; Notice of a...

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    ... supplemented, of ] Interactive Life Forms, LLC of Austin, Texas (``ILF''). 75 FR 47027 (Aug. 4, 2010). The... add two respondents and correct the identification of two original respondents. 75 FR 64742 (Oct. 20... COMMISSION In the Matter of Certain Devices Having Elastomeric Gel and Components Thereof; Notice of...

  19. Semicarbazide is a minor thermal decomposition product of azodicarbonamide used in the gaskets of certain food jars.

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    Stadler, Richard H; Mottier, Pascal; Guy, Philippe; Gremaud, Eric; Varga, Natalia; Lalljie, Sam; Whitaker, Richard; Kintscher, Jurgen; Dudler, Vincent; Read, Wendy A; Castle, Laurence

    2004-03-01

    Evidence is presented for the first time showing that semicarbazide (SEM) is a minor thermal decomposition product of the blowing agent azodicarbonamide (ADC). A novel direct analytical method based on liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESIMS/MS) has been developed to determine SEM in foamed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) seals of metal lids, as well as in commercially available ADC. The direct LC-MS/MS method for gaskets entails extraction of the gaskets in hot water, addition of ((15)N(2)(13)C)-SEM as internal standard, and injection of an aliquot directly into the LC-MS system, achieving good sensitivity (S/N = 348 for 2 ng injected on-column) and monitoring three characteristic mass transitions (m/z 76-->31; 76 -->44; 76-->59). Semicarbazide can be detected in thermally treated ADC, reaching up to 0.93 mmol mol(-1) at 220 degrees C, as determined by the direct LC-MS/MS method. This new method is also compared to the classical derivatization method using 2-nitrobenzaldehyde (2-NBA) that is routinely employed to determine SEM as an indicator of the usage of the antimicrobial drug nitrofurazone, the use of which is not authorized in the European Union (EU). Both methods revealed proportional results, with approx. 3-fold higher levels recorded by the direct SEM approach, probably due to differences in the extraction procedures used. A limited survey of plastic seals from used press twist and twist-off metal lids on food jars (non-foamed and foamed) revealed levels of SEM ranging from 2 to 8689 microg kg(-1)(average = 1593 microg kg(-1), n= 57 determinations). PMID:14978533

  20. Molecular modeling of the elastomeric properties of repeating units and building blocks of resilin, a disordered elastic protein.

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    Khandaker, Md Shahriar K; Dudek, Daniel M; Beers, Eric P; Dillard, David A; Bevan, David R

    2016-08-01

    The mechanisms responsible for the properties of disordered elastomeric proteins are not well known. To better understand the relationship between elastomeric behavior and amino acid sequence, we investigated resilin, a disordered rubber-like protein, found in specialized regions of the cuticle of insects. Resilin of Drosophila melanogaster contains Gly-rich repetitive motifs comprised of the amino acids, PSSSYGAPGGGNGGR, which confer elastic properties to resilin. The repetitive motifs of insect resilin can be divided into smaller partially conserved building blocks: PSS, SYGAP, GGGN and GGR. Using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, we studied the relative roles of SYGAP, and its less common variants SYSAP and TYGAP, on the elastomeric properties of resilin. Results showed that SYGAP adopts a bent structure that is one-half to one-third the end-to-end length of the other motifs having an equal number of amino acids but containing SYSAP or TYGAP substituted for SYGAP. The bent structure of SYGAP forms due to conformational freedom of glycine, and hydrogen bonding within the motif apparently plays a role in maintaining this conformation. These structural features of SYGAP result in higher extensibility compared to other motifs, which may contribute to elastic properties at the macroscopic level. Overall, the results are consistent with a role for the SYGAP building block in the elastomeric properties of these disordered proteins. What we learned from simulating the repetitive motifs of resilin may be applicable to the biology and mechanics of other elastomeric biomaterials, and may provide us the deeper understanding of their unique properties.

  1. Elastomeric 2D Grating and Hemispherical Optofluidic Chamber for Multifunctional Fluidic Sensing

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    Xu, Zhida

    2014-01-01

    We present an optofluidic sensor based on an elastomeric two-dimensional (2D) grating integrated inside a hemispherical fluid chamber. Laser beam is diffracted before (reflection) and after (transmission) going through the grating and liquid in the dome chamber. The sensing mechanism is investigated and simulated with a finite difference time domain (FDTD) based electromagnetic (EM) method. For experiment, by analyzing the size, power and shape of the 2D diffraction patterns, we can retrieve multiple parameters of the liquid including the refractive index, pressure and opacity with high sensitivity. We demonstrate that glucose concentration can be monitored when mixed in different concentrated phosphate buffered saline (PBS) solution. The free-solution binding of bovine serum albumin (BSA) and anti-BSA IgG is detected with this optical sensor. This low-cost, multifunctional and reliable optofluidic sensor has the potential to be used as monitor of biofluid such as blood in hemodialysis.

  2. BRITTLE-DUCTILE TRANSITION OF PP/EPDM/ELASTOMERIC NANO-PARTICLE TERNARY BLENDS

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    Yan Xiao; Wen Cao; Ke Wang; Hong Tan; Qin Zhang; Rong-ni Du; Qiang Fu

    2006-01-01

    The brittle-ductile transition is a very important phenomenon for polymer toughening. Polypropylene (PP) is often toughened by using rubbers, e.g., ethylene-propylene diene monomer (EPDM) has often been used as a modifier. In this article, the toughening of PP by using a new kind of rubber, known as elastomeric nano-particle (ENP), and the brittleductile transition of PP/EPDM/ENP was studied. Compared to PP/EPDM binary blends, the brittle-ductile transition of PP/EPDM/ENP ternary blends occurred at lower EPDM contents. SEM experiment was carried out to investigate the etched and impact-fractured surfaces. ENP alone had no effect on the impact strength of PP, however, with the same EPDM content,PP/EPDM/ENP ternary blends had smaller particle size, better dispersion and smaller interparticle distance in contrary to PP/EPDM binary blends, which promoted the brittle-ductile transition to occur earlier.

  3. A highly sensitive and flexible pressure sensor with electrodes and elastomeric interlayer containing silver nanowires

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    Wang, Jun; Jiu, Jinting; Nogi, Masaya; Sugahara, Tohru; Nagao, Shijo; Koga, Hirotaka; He, Peng; Suganuma, Katsuaki

    2015-02-01

    The next-generation application of pressure sensors is gradually being extended to include electronic artificial skin (e-skin), wearable devices, humanoid robotics and smart prosthetics. In these advanced applications, high sensing capability is an essential feature for high performance. Although surface patterning treatments and some special elastomeric interlayers have been applied to improve sensitivity, the process is complex and this inevitably raises the cost and is an obstacle to large-scale production. In the present study a simple printing process without complex patterning has been used for constructing the sensor, and an interlayer is employed comprising elastomeric composites filled with silver nanowires. By increasing the relative permittivity, εr, of the composite interlayer induced by compression at high nanowire concentration, it has been possible to achieve a maximum sensitivity of 5.54 kPa-1. The improvement in sensitivity did not sacrifice or undermine the other features of the sensor. Thanks to the silver nanowire electrodes, the sensor is flexible and stable after 200 cycles at a bending radius of 2 mm, and exhibits outstanding reproducibility without hysteresis under similar pressure pulses. The sensor has been readily integrated onto an adhesive bandage and has been successful in detecting human movements. In addition to measuring pressure in direct contact, non-contact pressures such as air flow can also be detected.The next-generation application of pressure sensors is gradually being extended to include electronic artificial skin (e-skin), wearable devices, humanoid robotics and smart prosthetics. In these advanced applications, high sensing capability is an essential feature for high performance. Although surface patterning treatments and some special elastomeric interlayers have been applied to improve sensitivity, the process is complex and this inevitably raises the cost and is an obstacle to large-scale production. In the present

  4. Transition to an elastomeric infusion pump in home care: an evidence-based approach.

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    Broadhurst, Daphne

    2012-01-01

    A fatal overdose of a chemotherapeutic agent delivered to a patient via an electronic infusion device served as a stark reminder of the risks that infusion therapy poses to patients and health care providers and as the impetus for a strategy to optimize safe and efficient delivery of home infusion therapy. The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice Star Model of Knowledge Transformation was used as the evidence-based framework for the implementation of a portable infusion pump that supports home infusion of high-risk medications, leading to increased patient and caregiver satisfaction. Evaluation of this implementation supports the use of an elastomeric infusion device for a high-risk therapy. PMID:22498484

  5. Printing transferable components using microstructured elastomeric surfaces with pressure modulated reversible adhesion

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    Menard, Etienne; Rogers, John A.; Kim, Seok; Carlson, Andrew

    2016-08-09

    In a method of printing a transferable component, a stamp including an elastomeric post having three-dimensional relief features protruding from a surface thereof is pressed against a component on a donor substrate with a first pressure that is sufficient to mechanically deform the relief features and a region of the post between the relief features to contact the component over a first contact area. The stamp is retracted from the donor substrate such that the component is adhered to the stamp. The stamp including the component adhered thereto is pressed against a receiving substrate with a second pressure that is less than the first pressure to contact the component over a second contact area that is smaller than the first contact area. The stamp is then retracted from the receiving substrate to delaminate the component from the stamp and print the component onto the receiving substrate. Related apparatus and stamps are also discussed.

  6. A new UV-curing elastomeric substrate for rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices

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    Rapid prototyping in the design cycle of new microfluidic devices is very important for shortening time-to-market. Researchers are facing the challenge to explore new and suitable substrates with simple and efficient microfabrication techniques. In this paper, we introduce and characterize a UV-curing elastomeric polyurethane methacrylate (PUMA) for rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices. The swelling and solubility of PUMA in different chemicals is determined. Time-dependent measurements of water contact angle show that the native PUMA is hydrophilic without surface treatment. The current monitoring method is used for measurement of the electroosmotic flow mobility in the microchannels made from PUMA. The optical, physical, thermal and mechanical properties of PUMA are evaluated. The UV-lithography and molding process is used for making micropillars and deep channel microfluidic structures integrated to the supporting base layer. Spin coating is characterized for producing different layer thicknesses of PUMA resin. A device is fabricated and tested for examining the strength of different bonding techniques such as conformal, corona treating and semi-curing of two PUMA layers in microfluidic application and the results show that the bonding strengths are comparable to that of PDMS. We also report fabrication and testing of a three-layer multi inlet/outlet microfluidic device including a very effective fluidic interconnect for application demonstration of PUMA as a promising new substrate. A simple micro-device is developed and employed for observing the pressure deflection of membrane made from PUMA as a very effective elastomeric valve in microfluidic devices. (paper)

  7. 2 -Distance Coloring of Sierpi(n)ski Gasket Graphs%Sierpi(n)ski Gasket图的2-距离着色

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    莫明忠; 潘玉美

    2012-01-01

    运用群论中置换的思想,通过置换顶点的着色法,研究Sierpi(n)ski gasket图Sn的2-距离着色,且给出了Sierpi(n)ski gasket图Sn的2-距离色数的精确值为x2d(Sn)=6,其中n≥2.%In this paper, the authors study 2 - distance coloring of Sierpinski gasket Graphs Sn by applying vertex color permutation based on the idea of permutation in group theory. Meanwhile, the authors give the exact 2 - distance chromatic number of Sierpinski gasket graphs Sn, χ2d(Sn) = 6, where n≥2.

  8. 药用合成聚异戊二烯透明垫片性能研究%Research on Performance of Medicinal Synthetic Polyisoprene Transparent Gasket

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    章卫东

    2012-01-01

    To research the physical and chemical properties,the biological performance of the medicinal synthetic polyisoprene transparent gasket.The experimental results showed that the performance of the medicinal synthetic polyisoprene transparent gasket superior to the current used gasker,especially its chemical properties,biological performance is excellent,and it is developing trend.%研究了药用合成聚异戊二烯透明垫片的理化和生物性能,结果表明,其性能优于目前使用的药用合成聚异戊二烯垫片,其中化学和生物性能尤为突出,是未来药用合成聚异戊二烯垫片的发展趋势。

  9. 八角垫密封发生泄漏的原因初探%Exploration on the Reasons that Octagonal Gasket Sealing Form Produces Leakage

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    徐立志; 韩杰

    2011-01-01

    八角垫密封方式是一种化工设备中常用的密封方式.本文对这种密封方式在使用中产生泄漏的一些原因进行了分析,指出了处理对策,并说明了这种密封方式在加工、制造、使用中的一些注意事项.%Using octagonal gasket is the general sealing form in chemical equipment. In this paper, the reasons that octagonal gasket sealing form produces leakage when using were analyzed, countermeasures are pointed out, and some matters needing attention of this sealing form in the processing, manufacture and use.

  10. 鱼骨垫-一种承载垫片密封的革新设计%Fishbone Gasket-An Innovation of the High Sealing Performance

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    赵晶玮

    2015-01-01

    垫片密封一直都是工业安全生产的关键。该文分析了传统垫片在载荷力过大或者系统工况波动下存在的不足,提出了革新性的鱼骨垫片创新设计,介绍了鱼骨垫片的结构和密封原理,通过测试数据的对比显示,鱼骨垫不仅极大地降低了密封泄漏率,而且显著提高了生产、环境和人员健康的安全保障,为极端环境下更可靠、更牢固的密封问题提供了新的解决方案。%Gasket sealing is always the key to ensure the industrial safety. This article analyzes the weaknesses of traditional gaskets under the condition of over compression or other project environment fluctuation, and illustrates the innovated design, structure and sealing princi-ple of Fishbone Gasket. With comparision of the leakage testing provided by the worldwide well-known laboratory, it is obvious that Fish-bone Gasket not only has the capability of decreasing the sealing leakage dramatically, but also enhancing the safety of manufacture, envi-ronment and personnel. It provides a new more reliable, safer solution for severe sealing environment.

  11. Compilation of current literature on seals, closures, and leakage for radioactive material packagings

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    This report presents an overview of the features that affect the sealing capability of radioactive material packagings currently certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The report is based on a review of current literature on seals, closures, and leakage for radioactive material packagings. Federal regulations that relate to the sealing capability of radioactive material packagings, as well as basic equations for leakage calculations and some of the available leakage test procedures are presented. The factors which affect the sealing capability of a closure, including the properties of the sealing surfaces, the gasket material, the closure method and the contents are discussed in qualitative terms. Information on the general properties of both elastomer and metal gasket materials and some specific designs are presented. A summary of the seal material, closure method, and leakage tests for currently certified packagings with large diameter seals is provided. 18 figs., 9 tabs

  12. Development of a CAE-based procedure for the acoustic optimization of gaskets between engine structure and add-on parts; Entwicklung eines rechnergestuetzten Verfahrens zur akustischen Optimierung von Dichtungen zwischen Motorstruktur und Anbauteilen

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    Pischinger, S.; Pilath, Ch. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Lehrstuhl Verbrennungskraftmaschinen

    2005-07-01

    The current status for calculation of structure born noise flow via elastomer gaskets is not sufficient. A simulation method developed in this project which is based on MSC Nastran shows accurate results compared to measurements. The calculation results were significantly better than those which were conducted using the state-of-the-art modal calculation approach. The key for getting good simulation results is to include the frequency dependent shear modulus of the sealing material in the calculation. The optimisation of the sealing geometry regarding to it's NVH behaviour showed that no general statement concerning the best geometry is possible. The best geometry for acoustics strongly depends on the given boundaries. Depending on the utilized sealing material different physical effects like damping or insulation come into operation. The improved acoustic behaviour of the optimised geometry was verified in an experimental analysis. In order to confirm the methodology the calculation approach was transferred to a second engine structure and verified with experimental results. (orig.)

  13. 柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片研究进展%Research Progress of Flexible Graphite Corrugated Metal Gaskets

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    李力驳; 张铱鈖; 李多民

    2013-01-01

    The structure characteristics,seal mechanism and performance characteristics of flexible graphite corrugated metal gaskets were introduced,including its research achievements and successful application in petrochemical plant as well as the gasket's seriation and standardization to be solved.Carrying out the study on corrugated gaskets in a variety of applications has an important value and significance for equipment protection and stable operation.%介绍了波齿复合垫片的结构特点、密封机理和性能特点.总结了对波齿复合垫片各方面的研究成果以及波齿复合垫片在石化装置中的应用,提出现在亟待解决的问题是垫片的系列化和标准化.开展波齿复合垫片在各种应用场合的研究对于保障企业设备的安全、稳定运行具有重要的价值和意义.

  14. 一种机油冷却器加强垫圈夹持器的设计%The Design of Reinforced Gasket Gripper for Engine Oil Cooler

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    翁玲灵; 朱兴龙; 孙钊

    2014-01-01

    It introduces the composition and working principle of a type of oil cooler , analyzes the features and functions of the reinforced gasket .Then it presents the method that grabs automatically the reinforced gasket in the assembling process .Based on this method , it uses a vacuum pump to drive gripper .In addition , it also illus-trates the related structure of the reinforced gasket gripper and the related calculation .%介绍了一种汽车机油冷却器的组成及工作原理,分析了加强垫圈的特点和作用,提出了在自动组片过程中加强垫圈自动抓取的方法。根据提出的方法阐述了采用真空泵驱动夹持器实现抓取的工作原理,设计了加强垫圈夹持器的相关结构并进行了相关的计算分析。

  15. Modification of PVC compounds with butadiene-acrylonitrile elastomers

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    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to present the research programme on influence of acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymers on properties of plasticized polyvinylchloride as window gaskets material.Design/methodology/approach: Short literature review concerning application of modified PVC as gasket material was presented. In experimental part two types of acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymers were used as elastomeric plasticizers. Compounds with fifteen different levels of modifiers content (up to 25% by weight were prepared and tested. Additionally three commercial compounds were tested as reference formulations. The following test were performed: Shore hardness, short-term and long-term elastic recovery, tensile strength, elongation at break and migration of plasticizers from gasket material to unplasticized PVC.Findings: Application of acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymers as PVC modifier enhanced many properties essential for window gasket materials such as long-term and short term elastic recovery, tensile strength and elongation at break. At the same time addition of these elastomers did not change migration of other plasticizers contained in gasket material. Obtained results indicated that among tested compounds best properties as gasket material exhibited plasticized PVC with 23% of acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymer Chemigum P83. Reference commercial compounds exhibited worse performance properties than compounds with this acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymer. Practical implications: Research programme allowed to elaborate plasticized PVC compounds modified with acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymer that can be industrially applied for PVC window gaskets.Originality/value: Obtained results are of scientific and practical value. Research programme allowed to investigate the influence of elastomeric modifiers on plasticized PVC properties. Research results are also of practical importance.

  16. A New Generation of Sterile and Radiopaque Impression Materials?an in vitro Cytotoxicity Study

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    Coppi, Chiara; Paolinelli Devincenzi, Chiara; Bortolini, Sergio; Consolo, Ugo; Tiozzo, Roberta

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Impression materials are largely used to record the geometry of dental tissue. Hence, the assessment of their possible cytotoxicity is a necessary step in the evaluation of their biocompatibility. The present study is carried out to evaluate the cytotoxicity of a new elastomeric sterile and radiopaque impression material. Human gingival fibroblasts, cultured in vitro are exposed directly to Elite I...

  17. Effects of Strain-Induced Crystallization on Mechanical Properties of Elastomeric Composites Containing Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Black

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    The effects of strain-induced crystallization (SIC) on the mechanical properties of elastomeric composites as functions of extension ratio (λ), multi walled carbon nanotube (CNT) content, and carbon black (CB) content are investigated. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis shows that the degree of crystallinity increases with the increase in the CB and CNT content. As λ increases, the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the composites increases, and the latent heat of crystallization (LHc) of the composites is maximum at λ=1.5. It is found that the mechanical properties have a linear relation with LHc, depending on the CNT content. According to the TGA (thermogravimetric analysis), the weight loss of the composite matrix is 94.3% and the weight of the composites decreases with the filler content. The ratio of tensile modulus (Ecomp/ Ematrix) is higher than that of tensile strength (σcomp/ σmatrix) because of the CNT orientation inside the elastomeric composites

  18. A simple route to morphology-controlled polydimethylsiloxane films based on particle-embedded elastomeric masters for enhanced superhydrophobicity.

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    Jeong, Dong-Wook; Kim, Seung-Jun; Park, Jong-Kweon; Kim, Soo-Hyung; Lee, Deug-Woo; Kim, Jong-Man

    2014-02-26

    We present a simple route for controlling the surface morphology of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) films based on a standard replica molding technique incorporating a microparticle-embedded elastomeric master for enhancing surface wetting properties. The elastomeric masters are simply prepared by embedding microparticles (MPs) firmly into a surface of PDMS substrates using an abrasive air-jetting (AAJ) that can be potentially scaled up to large-area fabrication. The surface geometries of the PDMS masters can be easily controlled by using MPs with different shape and size in the AAJ process, resulting in easy control of the surface morphologies and resultant wetting and optical properties of the PDMS films after replicating. The PDMS masters are found to be highly durable, enabling repeated use to produce superhydrophobic PDMS films with similar characteristics. In addition, the fabricated PDMS films retain almost constant properties even under repetitive compressing and stretching deformations thanks to the mechanical robustness enabled by their all-elastomeric architectures. We show that the fabricated PDMS surfaces can be potentially employed as self-cleaning films in glass-based applications, even with complex surfaces, owing to their enhanced wetting properties, fairly good optical transparency, and superior mechanical stability.

  19. DISPOSABLE NON-MECHANICAL ELASTOMERIC BALLOON PUMP FOR CONTINUOUS EPIDURAL INFUSION: AN EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE MEANS FOR POSTOPERATIVE ANALGESIA

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Postoperative pain an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience is one of the most challenging and gratifying domains to treat. Aim is here to assess effectiveness of postoperative pain relief, side effects and complications while using non-mechanical disposable elastomeric pump as continuous epidural infusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS The present study has been carried out on thirty patients in postoperative wards. At the end of operation the Elastomeric pump containing 125ml of bupivacaine (0.125% was connected with the epidural catheter Pain was assessed by VAS scoring system ranging from 0 to 10. Haemodynamic parameters, quality of analgesia, degree of motor block, and adverse effect encountered were recorded at two hours interval for 24 hours at the end of two hours of subarachnoid block when operation is over. RESULTS AND OBSERVATIONS None of our patients had shown any clinically significant changes in their cardiorespiratory indices in the postoperative period. All the patients at 0 hr. were having VAS score of 0 and till 22 hours enjoyed good pain relief, i.e. VAS of 3-4. Infusion is not always steady as set by the manufacturer. There is no motor blockade after 16 hours (Bromage-0. Insignificant number of patients experienced nausea or vomiting and backache. CONCLUSIONS Elastomeric balloon pumps is a reliable device to deliver LA agents steadily and safely with 0.125% bupivacaine as continuous epidural.

  20. Research on Manufacture and Compression Recovery Performance of High Performance Graphite Sealing Gasket%高性能纯石墨缠绕垫的研制及回弹性能研究

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    张林

    2012-01-01

    The structure of LATTYgraf REFLEX graphite sealing gasket made by the French LATTY Company was analyzed , and a pure graphite wound seal gaskets with excellent performance was designed. The gasket structure and manufacturing process were studied. By performance testing,the gasket structure parameters were optimized with resilience rate as a performance optimization indexes,and a pure graphite wound seal gaskets with the excellent performance were manufactured.%在剖析法国LATTY公司的LATTYgrf REFEX石墨密封垫片的基础上,设计一种高性能纯石墨缠绕垫片.研究该垫片的结构和制造工艺,对试制出的垫片进行性能测试,并以回弹率作为性能优化指标,对垫片结构参数进行优化,获得了性能优异的纯石墨缠绕密封垫片.

  1. Highly Sensitive, Flexible, and Wearable Pressure Sensor Based on a Giant Piezocapacitive Effect of Three-Dimensional Microporous Elastomeric Dielectric Layer.

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    Kwon, Donguk; Lee, Tae-Ik; Shim, Jongmin; Ryu, Seunghwa; Kim, Min Seong; Kim, Seunghwan; Kim, Taek-Soo; Park, Inkyu

    2016-07-01

    We report a flexible and wearable pressure sensor based on the giant piezocapacitive effect of a three-dimensional (3-D) microporous dielectric elastomer, which is capable of highly sensitive and stable pressure sensing over a large tactile pressure range. Due to the presence of micropores within the elastomeric dielectric layer, our piezocapacitive pressure sensor is highly deformable by even very small amounts of pressure, leading to a dramatic increase in its sensitivity. Moreover, the gradual closure of micropores under compression increases the effective dielectric constant, thereby further enhancing the sensitivity of the sensor. The 3-D microporous dielectric layer with serially stacked springs of elastomer bridges can cover a much wider pressure range than those of previously reported micro-/nanostructured sensing materials. We also investigate the applicability of our sensor to wearable pressure-sensing devices as an electronic pressure-sensing skin in robotic fingers as well as a bandage-type pressure-sensing device for pulse monitoring at the human wrist. Finally, we demonstrate a pressure sensor array pad for the recognition of spatially distributed pressure information on a plane. Our sensor, with its excellent pressure-sensing performance, marks the realization of a true tactile pressure sensor presenting highly sensitive responses to the entire tactile pressure range, from ultralow-force detection to high weights generated by human activity. PMID:27286001

  2. Highly Sensitive, Flexible, and Wearable Pressure Sensor Based on a Giant Piezocapacitive Effect of Three-Dimensional Microporous Elastomeric Dielectric Layer.

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    Kwon, Donguk; Lee, Tae-Ik; Shim, Jongmin; Ryu, Seunghwa; Kim, Min Seong; Kim, Seunghwan; Kim, Taek-Soo; Park, Inkyu

    2016-07-01

    We report a flexible and wearable pressure sensor based on the giant piezocapacitive effect of a three-dimensional (3-D) microporous dielectric elastomer, which is capable of highly sensitive and stable pressure sensing over a large tactile pressure range. Due to the presence of micropores within the elastomeric dielectric layer, our piezocapacitive pressure sensor is highly deformable by even very small amounts of pressure, leading to a dramatic increase in its sensitivity. Moreover, the gradual closure of micropores under compression increases the effective dielectric constant, thereby further enhancing the sensitivity of the sensor. The 3-D microporous dielectric layer with serially stacked springs of elastomer bridges can cover a much wider pressure range than those of previously reported micro-/nanostructured sensing materials. We also investigate the applicability of our sensor to wearable pressure-sensing devices as an electronic pressure-sensing skin in robotic fingers as well as a bandage-type pressure-sensing device for pulse monitoring at the human wrist. Finally, we demonstrate a pressure sensor array pad for the recognition of spatially distributed pressure information on a plane. Our sensor, with its excellent pressure-sensing performance, marks the realization of a true tactile pressure sensor presenting highly sensitive responses to the entire tactile pressure range, from ultralow-force detection to high weights generated by human activity.

  3. Characterisation and evaluation of soft elastomeric actuators for hand assistive and rehabilitation applications.

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    Yap, Hong Kai; Lim, Jeong Hoon; Nasrallah, Fatima; Cho Hong Goh, James; Yeow, Chen-Hua

    2016-01-01

    Various hand exoskeletons have been proposed for the purposes of providing assistance in activities of daily living and rehabilitation exercises. However, traditional exoskeletons are made of rigid components that impede the natural movement of joints and cause discomfort to the user. This paper evaluated a soft wearable exoskeleton using soft elastomeric actuators. The actuators could generate the desired actuation of the finger joints with a simple design. The actuators were characterised in terms of their radius of curvature and force output during actuation. Additionally, the device was evaluated on five healthy subjects in terms of its assisted finger joint range of motion. Results demonstrated that the subjects were able to perform the grasping actions with the assistance of the device and the range of motion of individual finger joints varied from subject to subject. This work evaluated the performance of a soft wearable exoskeleton and highlighted the importance of customisability of the device. It demonstrated the possibility of replacing traditional rigid exoskeletons with soft exoskeletons that are more wearable and customisable. PMID:27007297

  4. Caterpillar locomotion-inspired valveless pneumatic micropump using a single teardrop-shaped elastomeric membrane

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    So, Hongyun

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a microfluidic pump operated by an asymmetrically deformed membrane, which was inspired by caterpillar locomotion. Almost all mechanical micropumps consist of two major components of fluid halting and fluid pushing parts, whereas the proposed caterpillar locomotion-inspired micropump has only a single, bilaterally symmetric membrane-like teardrop shape. A teardrop-shaped elastomeric membrane was asymmetrically deformed and then consecutively touched down to the bottom of the chamber in response to pneumatic pressure, thus achieving fluid pushing. Consecutive touchdown motions of the teardrop-shaped membrane mimicked the propagation of a caterpillar\\'s hump during its locomotory gait. The initial touchdown motion of the teardrop-shaped membrane at the centroid worked as a valve that blocked the inlet channel, and then, the consecutive touchdown motions pushed fluid in the chamber toward the tail of the chamber connected to the outlet channel. The propagation of the touchdown motion of the teardrop-shaped membrane was investigated using computational analysis as well as experimental studies. This caterpillar locomotion-inspired micropump composed of only a single membrane can provide new opportunities for simple integration of microfluidic systems. © the Partner Organisations 2014.

  5. Highly Magneto-Responsive Elastomeric Films Created by a Two-Step Fabrication Process

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    Marchi, Sophie

    2015-08-24

    An innovative method for the preparation of elastomeric magnetic films with increased magneto-responsivity is presented. Polymeric films containing aligned magnetic microchains throughout their thickness are formed upon the magnetophoretic transport and assembly of microparticles during polymer curing. The obtained films are subsequently magnetized at a high magnetic field of 3 T directed parallel to the orientation of the microchains. We prove that the combination of both alignment of the particles along a favorable direction during curing and the subsequent magnetization of the solid films induces an impressive increase of the films’ deflection. Specifically, the displacements reach few millimeters, up to 85 times higher than those of the nontreated films with the same particle concentration. Such a process can improve the performance of the magnetic films without increasing the amount of magnetic fillers and, thus, without compromising the mechanical properties of the resulting composites. The proposed method can be used for the fabrication of magnetic films suitable as components in systems in which large displacements at relatively low magnetic fields are required, such as sensors and drug delivery or microfluidic systems, especially where remote control of valves is requested to achieve appropriate flow and mixing of liquids.

  6. Biomimetic preparation and multi-scale microstructures of nano-silica/polyurethane elastomeric fibers

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    Quanyong Liu; Li Gao; Lei Jiang

    2013-01-01

    Bioinspired by the spinning of spider silks, the biomimetic preparation of nano-silica/polyurethane (nano-SiO2/TPU) elastomeric fibers with distinctive multi-scale microstructures was successfully implemented. The formation mechanism of the nano-SiO2/TPU fibers was considered as the integrated mechanism of diffusion, coagulation, self-assembly, and microphase separation, same as that of the native spider silks. The mass ratio of nano-SiO2 to TPU greatly influenced the external and inner microstructures of the nano-SiO2/TPU fibers. The formation process of the nano-SiO2/TPU fibers was simply described as three main stages, and the second stage, such as the adding of the ethanol solvents and nano-SiO2 in different diameters, was thought to be very crucial for the final external and inner microstructures of the prepared fibers. For example, the adding of the ethanol and the nano-SiO2 spheres in diameter of 10 nm resulted in the existence of many TPU-self-assembled microspheres mostly spaced apart by the nano-SiO2 aggregates in the nano-SiO2/TPU fibers, while the adding of the ethanol and the nano-SiO2 spheres in diameter of 100 nm resulted in the existence of the nano-SiO2 spheres, instead of the TPU-self-assembled microspheres, distributed in the nano-SiO2/TPU fibers.

  7. Caterpillar locomotion-inspired valveless pneumatic micropump using a single teardrop-shaped elastomeric membrane.

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    So, Hongyun; Pisano, Albert P; Seo, Young Ho

    2014-07-01

    This paper presents a microfluidic pump operated by an asymmetrically deformed membrane, which was inspired by caterpillar locomotion. Almost all mechanical micropumps consist of two major components of fluid halting and fluid pushing parts, whereas the proposed caterpillar locomotion-inspired micropump has only a single, bilaterally symmetric membrane-like teardrop shape. A teardrop-shaped elastomeric membrane was asymmetrically deformed and then consecutively touched down to the bottom of the chamber in response to pneumatic pressure, thus achieving fluid pushing. Consecutive touchdown motions of the teardrop-shaped membrane mimicked the propagation of a caterpillar's hump during its locomotory gait. The initial touchdown motion of the teardrop-shaped membrane at the centroid worked as a valve that blocked the inlet channel, and then, the consecutive touchdown motions pushed fluid in the chamber toward the tail of the chamber connected to the outlet channel. The propagation of the touchdown motion of the teardrop-shaped membrane was investigated using computational analysis as well as experimental studies. This caterpillar locomotion-inspired micropump composed of only a single membrane can provide new opportunities for simple integration of microfluidic systems. PMID:24812661

  8. 聚氯乙烯瓶盖垫蒸发残渣的检测与分析%Determination and Analysis of Evaporation Residue of PVC Gaskets

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    徐国敏; 吉玉碧; 刘勇; 罗恒; 谭红

    2012-01-01

    The measurement method of evaporation residue of PVC gaskets was analyzed and studied based on area measurement method and mass measurement method, and the effect of sample shape and mass on the quantity of evaporation residue was discussed. The results showed that the quantity of evaporation residue based on area measurement method is greater than that of mass measurement method, and the quantity of evaporation residue of round-shape gaskets is greater than that of sheet-shape gaskets; sample mass shows great effect on the quantity of evaporation residue based on mass measurement method, but has little effect on that of evapora- tion residue based on area measurement method.%以质量法和面积法为基准,对聚氯乙烯(PVC)瓶盖垫蒸发残渣量测定方法进行了研究和分析,探讨了样品形状和用量对PVC瓶盖垫蒸发残渣量的影响。结果表明:采用面积法测试蒸发残渣的量大于质量法测试的,且测试样品制成垫圈形式时,测试的蒸发残渣量比制成垫片形式的样品蒸发残渣量大;样品用量对基于质量法的蒸发残渣测试结果影响很大,但对基于面积法的测试结果影响不明显。

  9. 法兰用聚四氟乙烯垫片的密封性能分析%Sealing Performance Analysis of PTFE Gasket in Flange Connection

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    孙璇甍

    2016-01-01

    According to the finite element theory ,the finite element model of a pipe flange connection was established ,and the stress distribution rule of PTFE sealing gasket was researched .The distributions of von Mises stress and contact stress in preloaded state and working state were studied ,and the effect of fluid pressure on the stress and its distribution was analyzed .The results show that the von Mises stress of the gasket in the working state is greater than that in the preloaded state .Fluid pressure is bigger ,the von Mises stress of the gasket is larger ,but the effective contact width is smaller .%根据有限元理论,建立了管法兰连接有限元模型,对管法兰用聚四氟乙烯密封垫片的密封性能进行了数值计算。研究了垫片在预紧状态和工作状态下的Von Mises应力和接触应力分布,分析了管道内介质压力对其应力和应力分布的影响。结果发现:垫片在工作状态下的Von Mises应力大于其在预紧状态下的;介质压力越大,垫片的Von Mises应力越大,但垫片的有效接触宽度越小。

  10. Analyzing the photonic band gaps in two-dimensional plasma photonic crystals with fractal Sierpinski gasket structure based on the Monte Carlo method

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the properties of photonic band gaps (PBGs in two types of two-dimensional plasma-dielectric photonic crystals (2D PPCs under a transverse-magnetic (TM wave are theoretically investigated by a modified plane wave expansion (PWE method where Monte Carlo method is introduced. The proposed PWE method can be used to calculate the band structures of 2D PPCs which possess arbitrary-shaped filler and any lattice. The efficiency and convergence of the present method are discussed by a numerical example. The configuration of 2D PPCs is the square lattices with fractal Sierpinski gasket structure whose constituents are homogeneous and isotropic. The type-1 PPCs is filled with the dielectric cylinders in the plasma background, while its complementary structure is called type-2 PPCs, in which plasma cylinders behave as the fillers in the dielectric background. The calculated results reveal that the enough accuracy and good convergence can be obtained, if the number of random sampling points of Monte Carlo method is large enough. The band structures of two types of PPCs with different fractal orders of Sierpinski gasket structure also are theoretically computed for a comparison. It is demonstrate that the PBGs in higher frequency region are more easily produced in the type-1 PPCs rather than in the type-2 PPCs. Sierpinski gasket structure introduced in the 2D PPCs leads to a larger cutoff frequency, enhances and induces more PBGs in high frequency region. The effects of configurational parameters of two types of PPCs on the PBGs are also investigated in detail. The results show that the PBGs of the PPCs can be easily manipulated by tuning those parameters. The present type-1 PPCs are more suitable to design the tunable compacted devices.

  11. Leakage Analysis of Metal Octagonal Ring Gasket System with ANSYS Software%基于ANSYS的金属环形八角垫片密封系统的泄漏分析

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    黄有用; 陈晔; 查俊杰

    2013-01-01

      考虑金属环形八角垫片结构特点,运用ANSYS非线性分析中的接触分析功能,对金属环形八角垫密封系统进行有限元三维数值模拟,研究附加弯矩和附加轴向力对八角垫真实接触应力的影响。结果表明,附加弯矩与附加轴向力使八角垫真实接触应力沿周向分布不均匀,其中附加弯矩对真实接触应力的影响更明显。利用分析法对八角垫片进行泄漏分析,得到附加弯矩和附加轴向力对泄漏率的关系式。STATISTICA的响应面%Considering the structural property of metal octagonal ring gasket and using contact analysis function of AN-SYS nonlinear analysis,a 3-D numerical simulation was made for metal octagonal ring-joint gasket system. The effect of ex-ternal bending moment and axial force on the gasket actual contact stress was studied. The results indicate that the distribu-tion of gasket real contact stress along circumferential direction is nonuniform due to the external bending moment and axial force,and the external bending moment has more obvious influence on the gasket real contact stress. The leakage rate of oc-tagonal ring gasket was discussed by response surface analysis of STATISTICA software,and the relational expression be-tween the leakage rate and the external bending moment and axial force.

  12. 双金属自密封波齿垫片结构参数及密封性能研究%Study on Structural Parameters and Sealing Performance of Bimetal Seal Corrugated Composite Gasket

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    周先军; 卫朋; 尚庆军

    2015-01-01

    The study plot was planed with four factors and three grades adopting orthogonal experimental design method.The compressibility and resilience performance of the new gaskets was investigated adop-ting finite element analysis,the sealing performance was discussed between the new gasket and flexible graphite corrugated metal gasket.The result shows that the major element that greatly affects the compres-sibility and resilience performance of the gasket are graphite and gap;the excellent scheme is A1 B1 C1 D1;compared with the flexible graphite corrugated metal gasket,the new gasket has a better sealing perform-ance.%对双金属自密封波齿垫片运用正交试验方法设计了四因素三水平的试验方案,采用有限元方法研究其压缩回弹性能,并比较相同结构参数下波齿复合垫片与双金属自密封波齿垫片的密封性能。研究结果表明:石墨覆盖层厚度是影响双金属自密封波齿垫片压缩率的显著因素,缝宽是影响其回弹率的显著因素,双金属自密封波齿垫片的优选方案为A1 B1 C1 D1;相同预紧力下双金属自密封波齿垫片可以密封较高的内压。

  13. 阀用柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片密封失效分析及改进%Failure Analysis and Improvement of Metal Skeleton of Flexible Graphite Corrugated Metal Gaskets for Valve

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    刘洁; 王强

    2013-01-01

    Under given pressure (3.5MPa) conditions, metal skeleton of flexible graphite corrugated metal gaskets occurred the seal leakage in the boundary valve. The failure analysis and improvement was proposed, which solves the problem of short -term failure of the gasket sealing.%对3.5MPa边界阀法兰密封——柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片密封的泄漏进行了密封失效分析,并提出了改进方案,解决了垫片密封短期失效问题.

  14. Elastomeric matrix composites: effect of processing conditions on the physical, mechanical and viscoelastic properties

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of accelerator-vulcanizing agent system and the vulcanization temperature on the properties of vulcanizates based on Natural rubber/Polybutadiene rubber (NR/BR compounds. This preliminary study will allow optimizing the composition for improving the mechanical properties and understanding the damage behaviour.Design/methodology/approach: NR/BR based composites with different vulcanization temperatures and curing systems were characterized in respect of their curing characteristics (for 140ºC and 160ºC and mechanical properties. The cure characteristics of the rubber compounds were studied by using the Monsanto MDR 2000 rheometer. The mechanical properties were investigated- tensile strength, elongation at break, tensile modulus at 100% (M100 and at 300% (M300 deformation. The hardness (Shore A and molecular mass of the samples were also determined. Scanning electron microscopy was used to study the microstructure of the fracture surfaces.Findings: The processing, physical, mechanical and viscoelastic properties and chemical structure of the mixture of Natural rubber/Polybutadiene rubber (NR/BR compounds have been evaluated in detail for the compounds of D1 and D2 (140/160.Research limitations/implications: limitations/implications: Some critical point, control of the temperature during vulcanization in press, can introduce some restrictions; these measurements can play on the final vulcanizates and in the course of processing.Practical implications: In practical way, mechanical test results (tensile and shore A give very useful information about the damage behaviour of the elastomeric matrix composites.Originality/value: Natural rubber/Polybutadiene rubber (NR/BR compounds were mixed by additions of some certain elements to improve physical, mechanical and viscoelastic properties and damage behaviours of these compounds produced under certain conditions.

  15. An air-pressure-free elastomeric valve for integrated nucleic acid analysis by capillary electrophoresis

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    We present a new elastomeric valve for integrated nucleic acid analysis by capillary electrophoresis. The valve functions include metering to capture a designated volume of biological sample into a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) chamber, sealing to preserve the sample during PCR cycling, and transfer of the PCR-products and on-chip formamide post-processing for the analysis of DNA fragments by capillary gel electrophoresis. This new valve differs from prior art polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) valves in that the valve is not actuated externally by air-pressure or vacuum so that it simplifies a DNA analysis system by eliminating the need for an air-pressure or vacuum source, and off-cartridge solenoid valves, control circuit boards and software. Instead, the new valve is actuated by a thermal cycling peltier assembly integrated within the hardware instrument that tightly comes in contact with a microfluidic cartridge for thermal activation during PCR, so that it spontaneously closes the valve without an additional actuator system. The valve has bumps in the designated locations so that it has a self-alignment that does not require precise alignment of a valve actuator. Moreover, the thickness of the new valve is around 600 μm with an additional bump height of 400 μm so that it is easy to handle and very feasible to fabricate by injection molding compared to other PDMS valves whose thicknesses are around 30–100 μm. The new valve provided over 95% of metering performance in filling the fixed volume of the PCR chamber, preserved over 97% of the sample volume during PCR, and showed very comparable capillary electrophoresis peak heights to the benchtop assay tube controls with very consistent transfer volume of the PCR-product and on-chip formamide. The new valve can perform a core function for integrated nucleic acid analysis by capillary electrophoresis. (paper)

  16. An air-pressure-free elastomeric valve for integrated nucleic acid analysis by capillary electrophoresis

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    Jung, Wooseok; Barrett, Matthew; Brooks, Carla; Rivera, Andrew; Birdsell, Dawn N.; Wagner, David M.; Zenhausern, Frederic

    2015-12-01

    We present a new elastomeric valve for integrated nucleic acid analysis by capillary electrophoresis. The valve functions include metering to capture a designated volume of biological sample into a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) chamber, sealing to preserve the sample during PCR cycling, and transfer of the PCR-products and on-chip formamide post-processing for the analysis of DNA fragments by capillary gel electrophoresis. This new valve differs from prior art polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) valves in that the valve is not actuated externally by air-pressure or vacuum so that it simplifies a DNA analysis system by eliminating the need for an air-pressure or vacuum source, and off-cartridge solenoid valves, control circuit boards and software. Instead, the new valve is actuated by a thermal cycling peltier assembly integrated within the hardware instrument that tightly comes in contact with a microfluidic cartridge for thermal activation during PCR, so that it spontaneously closes the valve without an additional actuator system. The valve has bumps in the designated locations so that it has a self-alignment that does not require precise alignment of a valve actuator. Moreover, the thickness of the new valve is around 600 μm with an additional bump height of 400 μm so that it is easy to handle and very feasible to fabricate by injection molding compared to other PDMS valves whose thicknesses are around 30-100 μm. The new valve provided over 95% of metering performance in filling the fixed volume of the PCR chamber, preserved over 97% of the sample volume during PCR, and showed very comparable capillary electrophoresis peak heights to the benchtop assay tube controls with very consistent transfer volume of the PCR-product and on-chip formamide. The new valve can perform a core function for integrated nucleic acid analysis by capillary electrophoresis.

  17. Development and evaluation of elastomeric hollow fiber membranes as small diameter vascular graft substitutes

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    Mercado-Pagán, Ángel E.; Kang, Yunqing [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States); Findlay, Michael W. [Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States); University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, VIC (Australia); Yang, Yunzhi, E-mail: ypyang@stanford.edu [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States)

    2015-04-01

    Engineering of small diameter (< 6 mm) vascular grafts (SDVGs) for clinical use remains a significant challenge. Here, elastomeric polyester urethane (PEU)-based hollow fiber membranes (HFMs) are presented as an SDVG candidate to target the limitations of current technologies and improve tissue engineering designs. HFMs are fabricated by a simple phase inversion method. HFM dimensions are tailored through adjustments to fabrication parameters. The walls of HFMs are highly porous. The HFMs are very elastic, with moduli ranging from 1–4 MPa, strengths from 1–5 MPa, and max strains from 300–500%. Permeability of the HFMs varies from 0.5–3.5 × 10{sup −6} cm/s, while burst pressure varies from 25 to 35 psi. The suture retention forces of HFMs are in the range of 0.8 to 1.2 N. These properties match those of blood vessels. A slow degradation profile is observed for all HFMs, with 71 to 78% of the original mass remaining after 8 weeks, providing a suitable profile for potential cellular incorporation and tissue replacement. Both human endothelial cells and human mesenchymal stem cells proliferate well in the presence of HFMs up to 7 days. These results demonstrate a promising customizable PEU HFMs for small diameter vascular repair and tissue engineering applications. - Highlights: • Hollow fiber membranes (HFMs) were fabricated and evaluated. • HFM properties could be tailored through adjustments to fabrication parameters. • Properties could match or exceed those of blood vessels. • HFM showed excellent compatibility in vitro. • HFMs have the potential to be used for small diameter vascular grafts.

  18. Development and evaluation of elastomeric hollow fiber membranes as small diameter vascular graft substitutes

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    Engineering of small diameter (< 6 mm) vascular grafts (SDVGs) for clinical use remains a significant challenge. Here, elastomeric polyester urethane (PEU)-based hollow fiber membranes (HFMs) are presented as an SDVG candidate to target the limitations of current technologies and improve tissue engineering designs. HFMs are fabricated by a simple phase inversion method. HFM dimensions are tailored through adjustments to fabrication parameters. The walls of HFMs are highly porous. The HFMs are very elastic, with moduli ranging from 1–4 MPa, strengths from 1–5 MPa, and max strains from 300–500%. Permeability of the HFMs varies from 0.5–3.5 × 10−6 cm/s, while burst pressure varies from 25 to 35 psi. The suture retention forces of HFMs are in the range of 0.8 to 1.2 N. These properties match those of blood vessels. A slow degradation profile is observed for all HFMs, with 71 to 78% of the original mass remaining after 8 weeks, providing a suitable profile for potential cellular incorporation and tissue replacement. Both human endothelial cells and human mesenchymal stem cells proliferate well in the presence of HFMs up to 7 days. These results demonstrate a promising customizable PEU HFMs for small diameter vascular repair and tissue engineering applications. - Highlights: • Hollow fiber membranes (HFMs) were fabricated and evaluated. • HFM properties could be tailored through adjustments to fabrication parameters. • Properties could match or exceed those of blood vessels. • HFM showed excellent compatibility in vitro. • HFMs have the potential to be used for small diameter vascular grafts

  19. Stretching-tunable metal gratings fabricated on an elastomeric substrate using a water-soluble sacrificial layer

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    Gu, Ronghua; Ji, Min; Xuan, Yan; Cui, Yushuang; Yuan, Changsheng; Li, Wen-Di; Ge, Haixiong; Chen, Yanfeng

    2015-11-01

    We report a new method to fabricate stretching-tunable metal gratings on elastomeric substrates by combining nanoimprint lithography and metal transfer using a patterned sacrificial layer. Fabrication of metal lines with a period of 550 nm and a linewidth of 270 nm was demonstrated on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membranes using this process. Optical diffraction characterization was used to measure the period of stretched gratings on the PDMS membrane and demonstrates tuning of the grating period by deforming the carrying PDMS substrate. The pattern transfer process using a water-soluble sacrificial layer can also be applied to fabrication of other deformable micro- and nano-devices.

  20. 橡胶防撞垫片参数对曲线桥力学特性的影响%Influence of Parameters of Rubber Gasket on Mechanical Characteristic of Curved Bridge

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    宋波; 程景霞; 王彦旭; 毕泽锋

    2016-01-01

    The calculation model was established based on a curved bridge with two‐linking ,and the influences of parameters of rubber gasket on mechanical characteristic of curved bridge were studied .The results show that application of rubber gasket make the rotation center of curved bridge transfer and the offset direction change .When rubber gasket is arranged ,the stiffness of rubber gasket should be considered to ensure that the maximum force of gasket doesn't exceed the limit value ,and the deviation of beam body is avoided .T he impact of beam body and block stop can be reduced by addition of gasket , and the curvature ductility demand coefficient of pier bottom can be reduced .The utilization rate of rubber gasket decreases obviously and the load of relative gasket increases with the increase of gap value .Under the premise of ensuring the normal service deformation requirements of temperature of curved bridge , the gap value should be reduced as far as possible . With the increase of hardness , the strength of rubber gasket increases ,the deformation ability is weakened , and the utilization rate of rubber gasket is reduced .It is suggested that the Shore hardness value of 55 is taken as the first choice of rubber gasket .%基于某两联曲线桥建立了计算模型,通过横桥向橡胶防撞垫片的设置,研究了橡胶垫片设计参数对曲线桥动力特性的影响。结果表明:橡胶垫片的加设使曲线桥旋转中心点转移,位移偏移方向改变;在设置橡胶垫片时,应考虑橡胶垫片的刚度以保证垫片作用力最大值不超过其极限值,避免梁体出现偏移;通过垫片的加设可以减弱梁体与挡块的碰撞,降低墩底曲率延性需求系数;随着间隙值的增大,橡胶垫片利用率明显下降,相对垫片的负荷增大,在保证曲线桥温度正常服役变形要求的前提下尽量减小间隙值的取值;随着硬度的增大,橡胶垫片强度增大

  1. 球面密封结构锥形垫片的系列化研究%The Study on Serialization of Conical Gasket with Orbicular Seal Structure

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    骆青业; 马少华; 应媛媛

    2015-01-01

    针对航天管路系统中常用的球面密封结构,分析了其密封机理,讨论了密封面的损坏导致介质泄漏的原因。该文以管路系统中常用的37°以及60°球面密封接头为例,研制出相应的系列化锥形垫片。通过工程实践将锥形垫片成功应用于球面密封结构解决泄漏问题,说明了其工程实用价值。%The orbicular seal structure was commonly used in pipeline system of aerospace, its sealing mechanism was analyzed, and the cause of the leakage for the damaged sealing surface was discussed. Taking 37 degree and 60 degree orbicular seal joint used commonly in pipeline system as an example, a series of corresponding conical gaskets were developed. Through engineering practice that conical gasket had been successfully applied to solve the leakage problem of orbicular seal joint, it illustrated the practical value in engineering.

  2. Rationale for the use of protective gaskets made of geotextiles and permeability evaluation of impervious coatings made of geomembranes

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    Kosichenko Yuriy Mikhaylovich

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to design rationale for the use of protective pads of geotextiles and geomembranes permeability of PD using these pads. In order to justify the use of protective pads made of geotextile for reducing the defectiveness geomembrane soil fractions, the existing formulas to determine the thickness of the film element of impervious devices were examined. The calculations according to the formulas show that HDPE geomembrane with a minimum thickness of 1,0 mm, the protective lining of the geotextile should be applied at the average diameter fractions of soil of more than 6,5 mm, and for geomembranes HDPE - at a diameter of soil fractions of over 15,5 mm. In order to estimate the permeability of the TFG geomembrane using additional protective linings of geotextile in the scientific article the basic design schemes of such coatings with one and two layers of protective linings of geotextiles were considered. The evaluation results of water permeability of impervious surfaces with geotextile and for comparison - without geotextiles are given in a table. As it is shown by the data presented for the design scheme with a single layer of geotextile geomembrane at the base (in the presence of small holes in the geomembrane the decrease the effectiveness of an anti-covering is more than 268,0 %, and for the settlement scheme covering with two layers of geotextile there will be a very large reduction in the efficiency, which almost completely reduces the effectiveness of the coating to the value of the geomembrane permeability of a soil layer without geomembrane with the filtration flow rate of 71,75 m /day, against water permeability of the geomembrane cover - 38,52 m /day. From the foregoing, it can be concluded that the application of a coating design of well filtering gaskets made of geotextile is justified in terms of protecting the geomembrane from mechanical damage, but greatly reduces the effectiveness of impervious cover in

  3. Low-level laser therapy effects on pain perception related to the use of orthodontic elastomeric separators

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    Rachel D'Aurea Furquim

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Some patients refer to pre-banding orthodontic separation as a painful orthodontic procedure. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT has been reported to have local analgesic effect. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this single-blind study was to investigate the perception of pain caused by orthodontic elastomeric separators with and without a single LLLT application (6J. METHODS: The sample comprised 79 individuals aged between 13 and 34 years old at orthodontic treatment onset. Elastomeric separators were placed in first maxillary molars at mesial and distal surfaces and kept in place for three days. The volunteers scored pain intensity on a visual analogue scale (VAS after 6 and 12 hours, and after the first, second and third days. One third of patients received laser applications, whereas another third received placebo applications and the remaining ones were controls. Applications were performed in a split-mouth design. Thus, three groups (laser, placebo and control were assessed. RESULTS: No differences were found among groups considering pain perception in all periods observed. CONCLUSION: The use of a single-dose of LLLT did not cause significant reduction in orthodontic pain perception. Overall pain perception due to orthodontic separator placement varied widely and was usually mild.

  4. Effects of Strain-Induced Crystallization on Mechanical Properties of Elastomeric Composites Containing Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Black

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    Sung, Jong Hwan; Ryu, Sang Ryeoul; Lee, Dong Joo [Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-09-15

    The effects of strain-induced crystallization (SIC) on the mechanical properties of elastomeric composites as functions of extension ratio ({lambda}), multi walled carbon nanotube (CNT) content, and carbon black (CB) content are investigated. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis shows that the degree of crystallinity increases with the increase in the CB and CNT content. As {lambda} increases, the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the composites increases, and the latent heat of crystallization (LHc) of the composites is maximum at {lambda}=1.5. It is found that the mechanical properties have a linear relation with LHc, depending on the CNT content. According to the TGA (thermogravimetric analysis), the weight loss of the composite matrix is 94.3% and the weight of the composites decreases with the filler content. The ratio of tensile modulus (E{sub comp}/ E{sub matrix}) is higher than that of tensile strength ({sigma}{sub comp}/ {sigma}{sub matrix}) because of the CNT orientation inside the elastomeric composites.

  5. The Preformance of New Camprofile Gasket Unfer Normal Temperature%常温下新型齿形组合垫片密封性能的试验研究

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    孙世锋; 杜培德

    2001-01-01

    研究了齿形组合垫片的主要性质,包括垫片的密封性能和设计参数(m,y)的计算,讨论了垫片覆层的种类、尺寸以及操作条件对其密封性能的影响。研究结果表明,齿形组合垫片具有良好的使用性能,可以较广泛地代替单一齿形垫片。%This paper deals with the property of the camprofile gasket as well as the gasket's sealing performance and the design of the parameter(m. y), and discusses the effect on the sealing performance such as the sort, size of the layer and operation condition. The camprofile gasket has advantages in usage and it can replace the single gasket in many cases.

  6. 缠绕垫片匹配凹凸面法兰接头密封泄漏的讨论%Discussion of the Leakage of Made Femadle Flange joint Sealing with Winding Gasket

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    关庆贺; 张光

    2014-01-01

    With the example of the leakage of a u-shape tube type heat exchanger during hydrotest ,which caused by the pinding-out of winding gasket between tubsheet and the concave side of shell lfange,this paper discusses the gasket mininum width,dimesional deviation of male-female seal face,lfange assembly and thd characteristiscs of winding gasket. The author suggest that minimum width of gasket should be comifrmed reasonably, and related standards should be amended.%以一台U形管式a型换热器在进行壳程水压试验时管板与壳体法兰凹面间缠绕垫片被压出泄漏为事例,针对选择低公称压力等级的缠绕垫片用在高设计压力的凹凸面法兰接头密封的影响因素,从垫片最小宽度、法兰凹凸密封面尺寸偏差、垫片与法兰装配以及缠绕垫片特性等方面进行了分析,提出了在设计计算法兰时应考虑垫片最小宽度的合理确定并修订完善相关标准的建议。

  7. Experimental Study on Sealing Performance of Flexible Graphite Gaskets Reinforced by Corrugated Metal Sheet%柔性石墨波齿复合垫片密封性能试验研究

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    李军

    2015-01-01

    采用试验的方法对柔性石墨波齿复合垫片的密封性能进行研究,分析垫片泄漏率与垫片压紧力和介质压力之间的关系曲线,结果表明,垫片泄漏与垫片压紧力呈负指数关系;垫片泄漏率与介质压力之间近似于正比例关系;石墨波齿复合垫片具有良好的密封性能。%The sealing performance of flexible gasket reinforced by corrugated metal sheet was studied by experiment in this paper, and the relationships between leakage rate and gasket preload and medium pressure were analyzed. The results indicated that leakage rate was negatively related to gasket preload, leakage rate was approximately proportional to medium pressure, and sealing performance of the gasket was good.

  8. Analysis on self-tightening capacity of metal lens gasket connected by bolted flanges%螺栓法兰连接的金属透镜垫的自紧能力分析

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    弓海霞; 徐折贵; 石长伟; 王肃

    2015-01-01

    分析了螺栓法兰连接的金属透镜垫在预紧状态和工作状态下的变形情况,以及透镜垫与螺栓法兰的变形协调关系,将金属透镜垫与螺栓法兰刚度引入透镜垫法兰连接的力学计算中,推导出了金属透镜垫自紧系数计算公式,结果表明金属透镜垫自紧系数与金属透镜垫及螺栓法兰刚度有关。采用 Hertz接触理论推导出了关于透镜垫密封接触环中心最大接触压力的螺栓法兰预紧载荷与工作载荷计算公式。通过接触力学实验验证了公式的正确性,为水下密封工程中较大直径透镜垫的设计提供参考依据。%Deformation conditions of metal lens gasket connected by the bolted flanges in the preloaded state and work state and the coupled deformation between the lens gasket and bolted flanges were ana‐lyzed ,stiffness of metal lens and bolted flanges was introduced into the connection mechanics calcula‐tion ,the formulae for calculating coefficients of metal lens gasket self‐tightening was deduced and the results show that the metal lens gasket self‐tightening coefficient relates to stiffness of the metal lens gasket and the bolted flanges .Pre‐tightening load and work load calculation formula for the bolted flange with the maximum contact pressure in the center of the lens gasket contact ring was deduced by using Hertz contact theory as well .The formula was validated by a contact mechanics experiment . This work could be used as reference for design of large diameter lens gasket in underwater engineer‐ing .

  9. Study on electrical insulation property of the insulating sealing gaskets for warship piping system%舰船管系绝缘密封垫片电绝缘性能研究

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    李竹影; 曹文康; 刘冶; 张晓东

    2015-01-01

    The asbestos rubber fiber gaskets and epoxy gaskets were soaked in the seawater, alkaline solution( 10%NaOH ),acid solution(10%H2SO4)and heavy oil,and the variation of the volume resistivity and surface resistivity of the gaskets with soaking time were studied. The results showed that the wet resistivity of the asbestos rubber fiber gaskets reduced to 102Ω( orΩ·cm)level when being soaked in the alkaline solution and acid solution for two months and the period of validity of the insulation was inferred to four months in seawater,and however, the wet resistivity of the epoxy gaskets could remain 104~6Ω(orΩ·cm)level,and as the conclu-sion,the performance of the insulation of the epoxy gaskets is much better than that of asbestos rubber fiber gaskets.%研究了用于舰船管系异种金属绝缘的石棉橡胶纤维垫片和环氧垫片在海水、碱溶液(10%NaOH溶液)、酸溶液(10%H2SO4溶液)和重油中浸泡后,其体电阻率和面电阻率随浸泡时间的变化规律.实验结果显示,石棉橡胶纤维垫片在酸、碱溶液中浸泡两个月后,其湿态电阻降低到102欧姆(或欧姆?厘米)量级,在海水中的电绝缘有效期约为4个月,环氧垫片的湿态电阻可保持为104~6欧姆(或欧姆?厘米)量级,环氧材料组成的垫片其绝缘性能远好于石棉橡胶纤维垫片的绝缘性能.

  10. 螺栓法兰金属垫片连接结构的紧密性分析方法%Method for Tightness Analysis of Bolted Flanged Connections with Metallic Gaskets

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    冯秀; 顾伯勤

    2011-01-01

    The design of the connections with metallic gaskets in the current codes is based on the gasket factors or the linear sealing stress,where the strength of elements is taken for design criterion,but the quantitative leakage and tightness are not taken into consideration. The method for the tightness analysis of bolted flanged connections with metallic gaskets was put forward based on the formula of the leakage rate, the analytical method for calculating the gasket contact stress and the load-deformation equation of connections. Analysis of examples shows that the leakage rate of connections can be reduced by increasing the gasket contact stress (I. E. Increasing bolt load) , which is not significant when the gasket contact stress is higher. The smoother surface of gaskets can be used for higher sealing of connections. Taking both the strength of elements and the maximal allowable leakage rate for design criterion,a new design method of bolted flanged connections may be developed.%现行金属垫片的设计以垫片系数或线密封比压为依据,主要针对法兰强度问题,而没有定量泄漏和紧密性的概念,因此无法从理论上说明连接是否紧密.在金属垫片变截面泄漏通道的泄漏率计算公式、接触应力分布的解析算法以及连接结构变形协调分析的基础上,建立连接系统的紧密性分析方法.实例分析表明:通过增加垫片应力(即提高螺栓载荷),可降低连接的泄漏率,但当垫片应力水平较高时,效果并不显著.对于密封性要求高的连接,可以采用表面较光滑的垫片.以最大允许泄漏率为设计准则的设计方法与以强度为设计准则的规范设计方法相结合,有可能发展成为一种新的密封连接设计方法.

  11. 柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片的分级研究%Research on Classification of Flexible Graphite Covered Wave-Serrated Metal Gaskets

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    陈元; 任建民

    2015-01-01

    Standards of flexible graphite covered wave-serrated metal gaskets were analyzed. It’s found that the gasket pretightening in the condition of same pressure levels and different nominal size fluctuated around a certain value,gasket pretightening in the condition of same nominal size and different pressure levels were not identical.The finite element simulation of flexible graphite covered wave-serrated metal gaskets was carried out by using ANSYS WORKBENCH. The compression ratio of flexible graphite corrugated metal gaskets under different structural parameters was calculated. The result shows that the gaskets can be classified by pressure through adjusting the structural parameters. Accordingly, flexible graphite covered wave-serrated metal gaskets can be classified according to pressure.%对柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片的标准进行了剖析,发现同一压力级别不同名义尺寸的垫片,绝大部分的预紧比压在某一应力水平附近波动,同一名义尺寸不同压力级别的垫片预紧比压各不相同。利用ANSYS WORKBENCH 对柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片进行有限元数值模拟,计算出在规定预紧比压下不同结构参数的柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片的压缩率,结果表明在相同预紧比压作用下不同结构的垫片压缩率各不相同。即可以通过调整垫片结构参数达到调整垫片压缩回弹性能的目的。据此,可以实现柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片生产按压力等级区分。

  12. 新型双楔角环垫结构参数显著性分析与设计%Significant analysis and design on the structure parameters of a new double wedge angle ring gasket

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    陆晓峰; 徐永杰

    2014-01-01

    The flange joint with new double wedge angle ring gasket is a self-tightening seal structure.The structural parameters of the ring gasket has an important influence on the sealing and structural integrity of the joint. In this paper, the significance analy-sis was done by orthogonal test method, which referred to the influence of structure parameters of double wedge angle ring gasket on the sealing contact pressure and joint stress, and the design of the height and small end thickness of ring gasket was also studied. The results show that the significant influence sequence of ring gasket structural parameters to the key indexes is“master-slave sur-face cone angle>ring gasket height>small end thickness>small end inner diameter”, and“20/10°” is selected as the master-slave surface cone angle. Under the pre-tightening condition and operating condition with small medium pressure: With the increase of ring gasket height, the stress of ring gasket declines linearly at first and then waves up and down with small amplitudes, and “16 mm” is selected as the height at last;With the increase of small end thickness, the stress of ring gasket waves up and down first, then there will be a smooth stress variation region, and the stress will climb up again, and“4 mm” is finally selected as the small end thickness. The stress of ring gasket declines first and then rises with the increase of medium pressure, and this shift occurs in the pressure from 4 MPa to 5 MPa.%新型双楔角环垫法兰接头是一种自紧式密封结构,环垫的结构参数对接头的密封性和结构完整性有重要影响。本文采用正交试验法,对双楔角环垫结构参数影响密封接触压力和接头应力的程度进行了显著性分析,并对环垫高度和小端厚度的设计进行了深入探讨。结果表明,双楔角环垫结构参数对接头性能衡量指标显著性影响的总体排序依次为“主从面锥角度>环垫高度>小端厚度>

  13. Development of bus body rubber profiles with additives from renewable sources: Part I – Additives characterization and processing and cure properties of elastomeric compositions

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    Highlights: • Bus body rubber profiles with additives from renewable sources. • Soybean oil, vulcanization activator from ethanol production and cereal loading filler. • Physical, chemical and thermal characterization of the additives. • Processing and cure properties of elastomeric compositions. • Components commonly used by the rubber industry can be replaced by these additives. - Abstract: The goal of this work was to characterize additives from renewable sources aiming replace the components that are traditionally used by the rubber industry in a formulation with terpolymer of ethylene–propylene–diene (EPDM). Soybean oil (MD600®) was used as a plasticizer. The vulcanization activator (MDECR®) was a sub-product from cellulosic ethanol production, while the loading filler (MDCO®) was obtained from cereals. Firstly, the physical, chemical and thermal properties of these additives were investigated. Thus, a standard composition used for bus body rubber profiles and compositions containing varying proportions of these additives were prepared. The acceleration system was added in a laboratory two-roll mill after the elastomeric compositions were processed in a torque rheometer. The elastomeric compositions were characterized by their cure properties, Mooney viscosities, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD). The addition of these additives led to a decrease in the viscosity, work, energy and Mooney viscosity of each composition, thus improving its processability. The curing characteristics of elastomeric compositions were affected by the addition of MD600® and MDECR®, leading to lower vulcanization time, while the cure properties were not affected by the addition of MDCO®

  14. Plaque retention by self-ligating vs elastomeric orthodontic brackets: quantitative comparison of oral bacteria and detection with adenosine triphosphate-driven bioluminescence.

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    Pellegrini, P.; Sauerwein, R.W.; Finlayson, T.; McLeod, J.; Covell, D.A.; Maier, T.; Machida, C.A.

    2009-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Enamel decalcification is a common problem in orthodontics. The objectives of this randomized clinical study were to enumerate and compare plaque bacteria surrounding 2 bracket types, self-ligating (SL) vs elastomeric ligating (E), and to determine whether adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-

  15. Biodegradable Elastomeric Networks : Highly Efficient Cross-Linking of Poly(trimethylene carbonate) by Gamma Irradiation in the Presence of Pentaerythritol Triacrylate

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    Bat, Erhan; Feijen, Jan; Grijpma, Dirk W.

    2010-01-01

    Biodegradable elastomeric poly(trimethylene carbonate) (PTMC) networks were efficiently formed by gamma irradiating the linear polymer in the presence of pentaerythritol triacrylate (PETA). The properties of networks formed upon irradiation of PTMC films containing (0.1.5 wt %.) PETA as cross-linkin

  16. Discussion on Bolt Load of Lens Gasket Seal%透镜垫密封螺栓载荷的探讨

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    刘国振; 杨晓雨; 刘利云; 张建秀

    2015-01-01

    讨论了HG/T 20582—2011中透镜垫密封的螺栓载荷,并采用有限元方法对透镜垫螺栓载荷进行了分析,指出了螺栓载荷计算公式中存在的一些问题,并提出了新的计算公式,以供工程设计参考。%The bolt load of lens gasket seal in HG/T 20582—201 1 was discussed,and the bolt load was analyzed by the finite element method.Some problems on the calculated formula of the bolt load were pointed out.The new formula was presented for engineering design reference.

  17. Epoxidized soy bean oil migrating from the gaskets of lids into food packed in glass jars. Analysis by on-line liquid chromatography-gas chromatography.

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    Fankhauser-Noti, Anja; Fiselier, Katell; Biedermann-Brem, Sandra; Grob, Koni

    2005-08-01

    The migration of epoxidized soy bean oil (ESBO) from the gasket in the lids of glass jars into foods, particularly those rich in edible oil, often far exceeds the legal limit (60 mg/kg). ESBO was determined through a methyl ester isomer of diepoxy linoleic acid. Transesterification occurred directly in the homogenized food. From the extracted methyl esters, the diepoxy components were isolated by normal-phase LC and transferred on-line to gas chromatography with flame ionization detection using the on-column interface in the concurrent solvent evaporation mode. The method involves verification elements to ensure the reliability of the results for every sample analyzed. The detection limit is 2-5 mg/kg, depending on the food. Uncertainty of the procedure is below 10%.

  18. [Diagnostics and planning of orthodontic treatment of patients with crowded teeth position with the use of elastomeric correcting splints].

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    Arsenina, O I; Riakhovskiĭ, A N; Safarova, N M

    2011-01-01

    3D scanning of plaster jaw models and further processing of the received data in editing program for three dimensional models Rapid Form 2006 Basis is one of the used methods of diagnostics of patients with crowded teeth position (measurement of anthropometric parameters of jaw models, dental arches symmetry, sizes and forms of dentitions). On 3D jaw models with crowded teeth position there were planned trajectories of gradual single tooth displacement in such a way that to move them in new correct position. Prescribing determined step with which the tooth would be moved there was made a series of individual plastic jaw models corresponding to each stage of treatment by stereolithographic method. On the received models there was made a series of elastomeric correcting splints producing some pressure upon teeth and making for their displacement. PMID:21512472

  19. [Diagnostics and planning of orthodontic treatment of patients with crowded teeth position with the use of elastomeric correcting splints].

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    Arsenina, O I; Riakhovskiĭ, A N; Safarova, N M

    2011-01-01

    3D scanning of plaster jaw models and further processing of the received data in editing program for three dimensional models Rapid Form 2006 Basis is one of the used methods of diagnostics of patients with crowded teeth position (measurement of anthropometric parameters of jaw models, dental arches symmetry, sizes and forms of dentitions). On 3D jaw models with crowded teeth position there were planned trajectories of gradual single tooth displacement in such a way that to move them in new correct position. Prescribing determined step with which the tooth would be moved there was made a series of individual plastic jaw models corresponding to each stage of treatment by stereolithographic method. On the received models there was made a series of elastomeric correcting splints producing some pressure upon teeth and making for their displacement.

  20. Elastomeric inverse moulding and vacuum casting process characterization for the fabrication of arrays of concave refractive microlenses

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    Desmet, L.; Van Overmeire, S.; Van Erps, J.; Ottevaere, H.; Debaes, C.; Thienpont, H.

    2007-01-01

    We present a complete and precise quantitative characterization of the different process steps used in an elastomeric inverse moulding and vacuum casting technique. We use the latter replication technique to fabricate concave replicas from an array of convex thermal reflow microlenses. During the inverse elastomeric moulding we obtain a secondary silicone mould of the original silicone mould in which the master component is embedded. Using vacuum casting, we are then able to cast out of the second mould several optical transparent poly-urethane arrays of concave refractive microlenses. We select ten particular representative microlenses on the original, the silicone moulds and replica sample and quantitatively characterize and statistically compare them during the various fabrication steps. For this purpose, we use several state-of-the-art and ultra-precise characterization tools such as a stereo microscope, a stylus surface profilometer, a non-contact optical profilometer, a Mach-Zehnder interferometer, a Twyman-Green interferometer and an atomic force microscope to compare various microlens parameters such as the lens height, the diameter, the paraxial focal length, the radius of curvature, the Strehl ratio, the peak-to-valley and the root-mean-square wave aberrations and the surface roughness. When appropriate, the microlens parameter under test is measured with several different measuring tools to check for consistency in the measurement data. Although none of the lens samples shows diffraction-limited performance, we prove that the obtained replicated arrays of concave microlenses exhibit sufficiently low surface roughness and sufficiently high lens quality for various imaging applications.

  1. Controle sismique d'un batiment en acier de 1 etage par amortisseurs elastomeres et contreventements en Chevron

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    Girard, Olivier

    Actuellement, le principe de dimensionnement a la capacite est fortement utilise dans le domaine du genie parasismique. De maniere simplifiee, cette methode de dimensionnement consiste a dissiper l'energie injectee a une structure lors d'une secousse sismique par la deformation inelastique d'un element structural sacrificiel. Cette methode de dimensionne-ment permet d'obtenir des structures economiques, car cette dissipation d'energie permet de reduire substantiellement les efforts qui se retrouvent a l'interieur de la structure. Or, la consequence de ce dimensionnement est la presence de degats importants a la structure qui suivent a la secousse sismique. Ces degats peuvent engendrer des couts superieurs aux couts d'erection de la structure. Bien entendu, sachant que les secousses sismiques d'importances sont des phenomenes rares, l'ingenieur est pret a accepter ce risque afin de diminuer les couts initiaux de construction. Malgre que cette methode ait permis d'obtenir des constructions economiques et securitaires, il serait interessant de developper un systeme qui permettrait d'obtenir des performances de controle des efforts sismiques comparables a un systeme dimensionne selon un principe de dimensionnement a la capacite sans les consequences negatives de ces systemes. En utilisant les principes d'isolation a la base, il a ete possible de developper un systeme de reprise des forces sismiques (SRFS). qui permet d'obtenir un controle des efforts sismiques concurrentiels tout en gardant une structure completement elastique. Ce systeme consiste u inserer un materiel elastomere entre l'assemblage de la poutre et des contreventements a l'interieur d'un cadre contrevente conventionnel. Cette insertion permet de diminuer substantiellement la rigidite laterale du batiment, ce qui a pour consequence d'augmenter la valeur de la periode fondamentale du batiment dans lequel ces cadres sont inseres. Ce phenomene est appele le saut de periode. Ce saut de periode permet de

  2. 柔性石墨密封垫片的研究现状及发展趋势%Present Research and Development Trend of Flexible Graphite Sealing Gasket

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    2013-01-01

    The present research of flexible graphite sealing gasket were summarized .The preparation and performance of flexi -ble graphite,the main structure of metal-graphite composite gasket were introduced .The preparation technology mainly includes chemical oxidation method 、electrochemical method、microwave、detonation and gaseous volatilization method .The structures in-clude metal-graphite spiral wound gasket ,flexible graphite corrugated metal gasket and metal to metal contact type gasket .The re-search status of graphite sealing mechanism were also analyzed and the main leaking models were summarized .The application of graphite seal in areas such as nuclear power and development trend were also prospected .The future development direction of graphite gasket concentrates on highly purified graphite and design of new structure .The finite element analysis as auxiliary meth-ods will become one of research hot spot .%  主要介绍了柔性石墨的性能和制备工艺,制备工艺主要分为化学氧化法、电化学法、微波法、爆炸法和气相挥发法;总结了石墨与金属组成的复合垫片的主要结构形式,包括金属石墨缠绕垫片、石墨波齿复合垫片和金属与金属接触型垫片;还分析了石墨密封机理的研究现状,总结了现有的垫片泄露模型,并对石墨密封在核电等领域的应用前景和发展趋势进行了展望,指出未来石墨垫片发展的方向主要集中于石墨提纯、新密封结构开发,而有限元分析作为辅助的研究方法将成为热点课题之一。

  3. 新型双金属自密封复合垫片的研制开发%Development of New Dual-metal Self-sealed Composite Gaskets

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    吴树济

    2012-01-01

    介绍了最新专利产品——双金属自密封复合垫片的基本结构和工作原理及其特性,该垫片具有与普通强制式密封垫片完全不同的压力自密封特性.实际使用表明:在使用其他垫片无法达到密封的法兰联接上使用该新型垫片会获得很好的密封效果.%The structure, working principle and features of newly-patented dual-metal self - sealed composite gasket were presented, which has self-sealing character quite different from the general ones with forced sealing. Application results prove its outstanding sealing capability when to be used for flange connection where other gasket fails.

  4. 压力容器用大直径法兰连接密封垫片的选用%Selection of Connecting Sealing Gaskets for Large -diameter Flanges in Pressure Vessels

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    高俊峰; 吴树济

    2012-01-01

    With the larger size and higher parameter of equipment, sealing problems for flange connection have appeared more and more prominent,meanwhile solving these problems timely has also become more and more important. It is an urgent and worthy discussion about how to select gaskets properly for large -diameter flanges. According to the characteristics of large diameter flange connection,and combined widi the characteristics of various gaskets, the gasket selecting suggestion for large - diameter flange was put forward. Besides, combined with the engineering practice, application examples were introduced where the connection sealing problems for large - diameter flange have been solved by adopting the latest patent products - double metal self sealing composite gasket.%随着设备的大型化和操作参数的不断提升,法兰连接的密封问题越来越突出,适时化解已显得越来越重要.其中,正确选择大直径法兰用垫片是急需探讨的问题.根据大直径法兰连接结构的特点,结合不同垫片的特性,提出了大直径法兰垫片的选用建议,并结合工程实践,介绍了使用专利产品——双金属自密封复合垫片解决大直径法兰连接密封问题的案例.

  5. 柔性石墨波齿复合垫片力学性能的有限元模拟%Finite Element Analysis of Mechanical Property of Corrugated Flexible Graphite Metal Gaskets

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    罗伟

    2012-01-01

    基于正交分析和有限元模拟的方法研究了波齿复合垫片的金属骨架厚度、金属骨架圆弧半径及波齿深度等因素对柔性石墨波齿复合垫片力学性能的影响.计算结果表明:波齿复合垫片的金属骨架厚度对垫片的性能影响最大,优化的参数设计的波齿复合垫片有较好的压缩率和回弹率.%The orthogonal analysis and finite element method were used to analyze the influence of metal skeleton thickness, circle radius of corrugated mental gaskets and corrugated metal sheet depth on the property of corrugated metal gaskets. The calculation results indicate that the greatest influence comes from metal skeleton thickness, and the corrugated mental gasket optimized in the parameter design has better compression ratio and rebound rate.

  6. Effect of Additives on Evaporation Residue of PVC Gasket%原料助剂对PVC密封垫蒸发残渣性能的影响研究

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    吉玉碧; 徐国敏; 胡智; 罗恒; 杨照; 田井速; 谭红

    2012-01-01

    研究了PVC密封垫产品中常用原料助剂对蒸发残渣卫生性能指标的影响。结果表明,原料助剂的添加时接触水性和低乙醇食品的PVC密封垫产品的蒸发残渣影响较小;添加的CaCO。填料对乙酸蒸发残渣影响明显,DINCH为增塑剂制备的PVC密封垫乙酸蒸发残渣值最低,ATBC为增塑剂制备的PVC密封垫正己烷蒸发残渣值最低。%Effect of additives on PVC gasket evaporation residue amount was investigated. The results showed that, the use of additives has less effect on PVC gasket evaporation residue when contacting water-based and low-ethanol food; it has obvious impact on acetic acid evaporation residue when using additive CaCO3. PVC gasket has the least acetic acid evaporation residue which using plasticizer DINCH, and the least hexane evaporation residue when using plasticizer ATBC.

  7. RESEARCH OF AUTOMATIC MATCHING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOBILE GEARBOX GASKET BASED ON VC++%基于VC++的汽车变速箱垫片自动选配系统的研究

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    吴德刚; 赵利平

    2011-01-01

    The quality and efficiency of assembly is affected by the selection way of the gasket for gearbox. The requirements for modern production have not satisfied by the traditional method of election of gasket. A new type of automatic matching system for the gasket of vehicle gearbox is introduced in the paper. The device based on the relative measuring theory is controlled by an industrial computer, and the interface and the control work are done by the main development tool of the Visual C++ 6. 0, so the quality and efficiency of the gearbox assembly can be improved.%汽车变速箱垫片的选取方式是影响变速箱装配质量和效率的关键,传统的选垫方法已经不能满足现代化生产的要求,为此作者研制了一种新型的汽车变速箱垫片自动选配系统.该系统采用相对测量原理,由工业计算机控制,控制部分以Visual C++ 6.0为主要开发工具完成界面和控制工作,提高了变速箱装配的质量和效率.

  8. Algorithms for Harmonic Functions and Bi-harmonic Function on the level-3 Sierpinski Gasket%三分谢尔宾斯基垫片上的调和函数与双调和函数的算法

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    王丽

    2014-01-01

    在这篇文章中,我们首先介绍了三分谢尔宾斯基垫片和标准拉普拉斯算子;其次,我们推导出了三分谢尔宾斯基垫片上调和函数与双调和函数的算法。图的顶点上这些函数的算法最后得出了预垫片,也就是近似三分谢尔宾斯基垫片。%In this paper,first,we introduce the level-3 Sierpinski Gasket and standard Laplacians on it;sec-ond,we describe algorithms for the exact computation of harmonic function, bi-harmonic function for the standard Laplacians on the level-3 Sierpinski Gasket ( SG3 ) .These algorithms allow for the computation of the values of these functions on the vertices of the graphs,the pre-gaskets Gm ,that is approximate SG3 .

  9. Al包覆层厚度对Al-NiTi复合垫片密封面压紧力影响的有限元分析%Effect of Al cover thickness on contact stress of Al-NiTi gasket using FEM

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    诸士春; 陆晓峰; 巩建鸣

    2012-01-01

    周ABAQUS分析了法兰连接中不同A1包覆层厚度下Al-NiTi复合垫片密封面压紧力的分布,并与同等加载条件下的NiTi垫片、金属石墨缠绕垫片进行了对比.结果表明,相比NiTi垫片,Al包覆层降低了密封面的压紧力,随包覆层厚度增加,降低幅度增加;包覆Al层后,垫片密封面压紧力沿径向分布呈现波纹起伏,随包覆层厚度增加,波动幅度增加;Al-NiTi复合垫片内外侧附近出现密封压紧力急剧上升的突变,且随垫片厚度减少,突变值增加,这有利于提高密封效果;Al包覆层厚度为0.2 mm时,密封面压紧力数值较为理想,甚至超过NiTi垫片和金属石墨缠绕垫片.%The contact stress distributions of Al-NiTi gaskets were studied in flange joints with different aluminum cover thickness using finite element analysis ( ABAQUS) , and the conclusions were compared with that of spiral-wound gasket and NiTi gasket. The results show that gasket contact stress decreases with increasing thickness of the cover. Contact stresses fluctuate along the radial direction after gaskets are covered with aluminum sheet, and the range of fluctuation enlarges with the increasing thickness of the cover. Contact stress at the edge of Al-NiTi gasket increases sharply, and thin cover results in higher increment, which is benefit for sealing performance of the gasket. When the thickness of aluminum cover is 0. 2 mm, gasket contact stress is reasonable, e-ven beyond the stress of NiTi gasket or spiral-wound gasket.

  10. Nonlinear analysis of r.c. framed buildings retrofitted with elastomeric and friction bearings under near-fault earthquakes

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    Mazza, Mirko

    2015-12-01

    Reinforced concrete (r.c.) framed buildings designed in compliance with inadequate seismic classifications and code provisions present in many cases a high vulnerability and need to be retrofitted. To this end, the insertion of a base isolation system allows a considerable reduction of the seismic loads transmitted to the superstructure. However, strong near-fault ground motions, which are characterised by long-duration horizontal pulses, may amplify the inelastic response of the superstructure and induce a failure of the isolation system. The above considerations point out the importance of checking the effectiveness of different isolation systems for retrofitting a r.c. framed structure. For this purpose, a numerical investigation is carried out with reference to a six-storey r.c. framed building, which, primarily designed (as to be a fixed-base one) in compliance with the previous Italian code (DM96) for a medium-risk seismic zone, has to be retrofitted by insertion of an isolation system at the base for attaining performance levels imposed by the current Italian code (NTC08) in a high-risk seismic zone. Besides the (fixed-base) original structure, three cases of base isolation are studied: elastomeric bearings acting alone (e.g. HDLRBs); in-parallel combination of elastomeric and friction bearings (e.g. high-damping-laminated-rubber bearings, HDLRBs and steel-PTFE sliding bearings, SBs); friction bearings acting alone (e.g. friction pendulum bearings, FPBs). The nonlinear analysis of the fixed-base and base-isolated structures subjected to horizontal components of near-fault ground motions is performed for checking plastic conditions at the potential critical (end) sections of the girders and columns as well as critical conditions of the isolation systems. Unexpected high values of ductility demand are highlighted at the lower floors of all base-isolated structures, while re-centring problems of the base isolation systems under near-fault earthquakes are

  11. Numerical Study on Waterproof Failure Mechanism of Elastic Sealing Gasket of Underwater Shield-bored Tunnel%水下盾构隧道弹性密封垫防水失效数值模拟研究

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    王湛

    2015-01-01

    In the paper,numerical simulation study is made on the waterproof failure mechanism of elastic sealing gaskets by means of ABAQUS program,with the design of the waterproof system of an underwater shield-bored tunnel as example.The finite element model used in the paper is compared with the previous simplified model,and the waterproof failure mechanism of elastic sealing gaskets in the case of joint opening and that in the case of joint staggering are analyzed respectively.Conclusions drawn are as follows:1 )In the case of joint opening,the water leakage mainly occurs at the contact surface between the sealing gaskets;2)In the case of joint staggering,the water leakage at the contact surface between the sealing gaskets turns into water leakage at the contact surface between the sealing gasket and the concrete segment as the staggering displacement grows.%结合某水下盾构隧道工程的防水设计,采用大型有限元软件 ABAQUS 对弹性密封垫的防水失效机理进行数值模拟研究。将本文有限元模型与前人简化模型进行了对比分析,并对接缝张开及接缝错开情况下的密封垫防水失效机理进行了分析。研究表明,在接缝张开的情况下,渗漏主要发生在密封垫间的接触面上;接缝错开的情况下,随错缝位移的增大,渗漏将由发生在密封垫接触面上而转变为发生在密封垫与混凝土间的接触面上。

  12. 密封垫片高温综合性能试验机的研制%The Development of Sealing Gasket Testing Machine of Elevated Temperature Combination Property

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    刘麟; 顾伯勤; 孙振国; 袁惠新

    2011-01-01

    在总结分析目前国内外密封垫片综合性能评价技术的基础上,利用低压区作为密封测漏腔,克服高压区密封腔由于密封难带来试验误差大的问题,自主研制一种高温垫片综合性能试验机.介绍该试验机的设计原理和特殊功能,采用高斯误差估计方法对试验机的泄漏率测量范围和精度进行计算,并利用该试验机对不锈钢柔性石墨缠绕垫片和石棉橡胶板垫片的高温综合性能进行试验评定.试验结果表明,所研制的密封垫片高温综合性能试验机能够准确进行垫片的压缩回弹性能、蠕变性能和密封性能测试,为静密封连接的泄漏预测与控制提供可靠的试验依据.%Based on studying combination property evaluation technology of gasket,a new sealing gasket testing machine was developed. The machine uses low pressure sealing cavity to detect leakage,which has more precise than that using high pressure area. The design principle and special function of the machine were introduced. The measurement range and accuracy of leakage rate were estimated by Gauss error function. The combination properties of stainless steel-graphite spiral wound gasket and asbestos rubber gasket were tested. The experimentation indicates this tester can simulate compression resilience, creep relaxation and sealing performances of gaskets, and it can provide experimental basis for preventing leakage.

  13. Seismic vulnerability assessment of a steel-girder highway bridge equipped with different SMA wire-based smart elastomeric isolators

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    Hedayati Dezfuli, Farshad; Shahria Alam, M.

    2016-07-01

    Shape memory alloy wire-based rubber bearings (SMA-RBs) possess enhanced energy dissipation capacity and self-centering property compared to conventional RBs. The performance of different types of SMA-RBs with different wire configurations has been studied in detail. However, their reliability in isolating structures has not been thoroughly investigated. The objective of this study is to analytically explore the effect of SMA-RBs on the seismic fragility of a highway bridge. Steel-reinforced elastomeric isolators are equipped with SMA wires and used to isolate the bridge. Results revealed that SMA wires with a superelastic behavior and re-centering capability can increase the reliability of the bearing and the bridge structure. It was observed that at the collapse level of damage, the bridge isolated by SMA-HDRB has the lowest fragility. Findings also showed that equipping NRB with SMA wires decreases the possibility of damage in the bridge while, replacing HDRB with SMA-HDRB; or LRB with SMA-LRB increases the failure probability of the system at slight, moderate, and extensive limit states.

  14. Heat shrink ability of electron-beam-modified thermoplastic elastomeric films from blends of ethylene-vinylacetate copolymer and polyethylene

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    Chattopadhyay, S.; Chaki, T.K.; Bhowmick, Anil K. E-mail: anilkb@rtc.iitkgp.ernet.in

    2000-11-01

    The heat shrink ability of electron-beam-irradiated thermoplastic elastomeric films from blends of ethylene-vinylacetate copolymer (EVA) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) has been investigated in this paper. The effects of temperature, time and extent of stretching and shrinkage temperature and time have been reported. Based on the above data, the optimized conditions in terms of high heat shrinkage and low amnesia rating have been evaluated. Influence of radiation doses (0-500 kGy), multifunctional sensitizer levels (ditri methylol propane tetraacrylate, DTMPTA), and blend proportions on heat shrink ability has been explained with the help of gel fraction and X-ray data. With the increase in radiation dose, gel fraction increases, which in turn gives rise to low values of heat shrinkage and amnesia rating. At a constant radiation dose and blend ratio, percent heat shrinkage is found to decrease with increase in DTMPTA level. Gel content increases with the increase in EVA content of the blend at a constant radiation dose and monomer level, giving rise to decrease in heat shrink ability. Heat shrinkage increases with the increase in percent crystallinity, although the amnesia rating follows the reverse trend.

  15. Statistical study of static gasket conductance; Etude statistique de la conductance d'un joint d'etancheite statique

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    Flukiger, F

    2005-10-15

    This work is motivated by tightness technological problems associated with metallic gasket. The objective is a better understanding of leakage mechanisms, through the development of new computational tools. In this study, the aperture field between two rough surfaces in contact is described by a short correlated isotropic random Gaussian process. The system is studied as a set of independent elementary surfaces. Joint conductances are evaluated from a statistical study on those elementary surfaces. A computational code is developed using a network approach based on lubrication theory estimation of local conductances. The global conductance computation becomes analogous to an electrical problem for which the resistances are distributed on a random network. The network is built from the identification of the aperture field critical points. Maxima are linked through saddle points. Bond conductances are estimated at the aperture field saddle points. First, a purely plastic model of deformations is considered. Near percolation threshold the conductances display a power behaviour. Far from percolation threshold, numerical results are favourably compared with an effective medium approximation. Secondly, we study the impact of elastic deformations. A computational code based on Boussinesq approximation is coupled to the network approach. The results indicate a significant impact of elastic deformations on conductances. Finally, the network approach is adapted to simulate quasi-static drainage thanks to a classical invasion percolation algorithm. A good comparison between previous experiments and numerical predictions is obtained. (author)

  16. Study of the hydro-mechanical behaviour of expanded graphite gaskets; Etude du comportement et de l`etancheite de joints en graphite expnase

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    Patron, E. [Electricite de France (EDF), Direction des Etudes et Recherches, 92 - Clamart (France)

    1997-12-31

    The poro-mechanical behaviour models developed by O. Coussy permit to consider various phenomena observed experimentally: thermo-hydro-mechanical couplings, plasticity, etc. The aim of this study is to implement the simplest poro-mechanical model (i.e. the isotropic linear poro-elastic model) to model the gasket hydro-mechanical behaviour. First, isotropic poro-elastic characteristics of expanded graphite have been estimated from these tests conducted at Departement Mecanique et Technologie des Composants (MTC) and data from literature. Then, analytical solutions of the tightness tests developed at the MTC Department have been carried out. These calculations provide a first estimation of porosity variations during a tightness tests with metal/metal contact or in elastic recovery, and during a `hot thermal transient`. Thickness controlled numerical calculations have proved the analytical calculations relevance. With regard to simulation of tests with metal/metal contact or `hot thermal transient`, stress controlled numerical calculations have pointed out: - a greater vertical displacement on the inner side of the graphite ring and - a z dependence of the radial displacement and thus a porous differential variation between the upper and lower faces of the ring. (author). 21 refs.

  17. Elastomeric degradable biomaterials by photopolymerization-based CAD-CAM for vascular tissue engineering

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    A predominant portion of mortalities in industrial countries can be attributed to diseases of the cardiovascular system. In the last decades great efforts have been undertaken to develop materials for artificial vascular constructs. However, bio-inert materials like ePTFE or PET fail as material for narrow blood vessel replacements (coronary bypasses). Therefore, we aim to design new biocompatible materials to overcome this. In this paper we investigate the use of photoelastomers for artificial vascular constructs since they may be precisely structured by means of additive manufacturing technologies. Hence, 3D computer aided design and manufacturing technologies (CAD-CAM) offer the possibility of creating cellular structures within the grafts that might favour ingrowth of tissue. Different monomer formulations were screened concerning their suitability for this application but all had drawbacks, especially concerning the suture tear resistance. Therefore, we chose to modify the original network architecture by including dithiol chain transfer agents which effectively co-react with the acrylates and reduce crosslink density. A commercial urethane diacrylate was chosen as base monomer. In combination with reactive diluents and dithiols, the properties of the photopolymers could be tailored and degradability could be introduced. The optimized photoelastomers were in good mechanical accordance with native blood vessels, showed good biocompatibility in in vitro tests, degraded similar to poly(lactic acid) and were successfully manufactured with the 3D CAD-CAM technology.

  18. Elastomeric degradable biomaterials by photopolymerization-based CAD-CAM for vascular tissue engineering

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    Baudis, Stefan; Nehl, Franziska; Ligon, S Clark; Liska, Robert [Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9/163MC, A-1060 Vienna (Austria); Nigisch, Anneliese; Bernhard, David [Department of Surgery, Medical University Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Bergmeister, Helga [Core Unit for Biomedical Research, Medical University Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Stampfl, Juergen, E-mail: robert.liska@tuwien.ac.at [Institute of Material Science and Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Favoritenstrasse 9-11, A-1040 Vienna (Austria)

    2011-10-15

    A predominant portion of mortalities in industrial countries can be attributed to diseases of the cardiovascular system. In the last decades great efforts have been undertaken to develop materials for artificial vascular constructs. However, bio-inert materials like ePTFE or PET fail as material for narrow blood vessel replacements (coronary bypasses). Therefore, we aim to design new biocompatible materials to overcome this. In this paper we investigate the use of photoelastomers for artificial vascular constructs since they may be precisely structured by means of additive manufacturing technologies. Hence, 3D computer aided design and manufacturing technologies (CAD-CAM) offer the possibility of creating cellular structures within the grafts that might favour ingrowth of tissue. Different monomer formulations were screened concerning their suitability for this application but all had drawbacks, especially concerning the suture tear resistance. Therefore, we chose to modify the original network architecture by including dithiol chain transfer agents which effectively co-react with the acrylates and reduce crosslink density. A commercial urethane diacrylate was chosen as base monomer. In combination with reactive diluents and dithiols, the properties of the photopolymers could be tailored and degradability could be introduced. The optimized photoelastomers were in good mechanical accordance with native blood vessels, showed good biocompatibility in in vitro tests, degraded similar to poly(lactic acid) and were successfully manufactured with the 3D CAD-CAM technology.

  19. A Study on Shielding Effectiveness of Conductive Gasket Material%导电衬垫材料的屏蔽效能研究

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    沈菊军; 史建东

    2006-01-01

    导电衬垫是当损耗由接缝与结合面产生时,用以恢复屏蔽完整性的极重要的屏蔽材料.文中结合屏蔽机柜设计中的需要,对备选的几种衬垫材料的屏蔽性能进行了测试,得出了一些具有工程应用价值的数据和结论.

  20. Elastomeric actuators based on ethylene-vinyl acetate and carbon nanotubes

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    Czanikova, Klaudia; Omastova, Maria; Krupa, Igor; Kasak, Peter; Pavlova, Ewa; Chorvat Jr., Dusan

    2014-01-01

    The development of new types of visual-aid tablet for visually impaired people requires the development of cheap, but still very effective photoactuating materials. This requirement can be satisfied by the use of new kind of elastomers filled by nanofillers, such as carbon nanotubes. Nanocomposites based on commercial ethylene vinyl-acetate (EVA) copolymer and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) were prepared by casting from solution. The non-covalent surface modification of MWCNT was carrie...

  1. 席尔宾斯基垫片在格网DEM信息伪装中的应用%Study of Sierpinski Gasket used in grid DEM information disguise

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    陈令羽; 宋国民; 李黎亮

    2013-01-01

    DEM具有十分重要的军事经济价值,格网DEM是其最常见的一种表现方式.本文通过探讨席尔宾斯基垫片的一些性质,结合数字高程模型的数据特点,给出了席尔宾斯基垫片应用于DEM数据信息伪装的方法并进行了安全性分析,实现了n维席尔宾斯基垫片情况下的DEM信息伪装.通过实验分析了伪装效果与各种影响要素之间的关系.所提出的DEM伪装算法迷惑性强、安全性能良好,可以为DEM数据的存储和传输提供有力的技术保障.%DEM has very important military and economy value, grid DEM is the usually represented way. This paper discussed the character of Sierpinski Gasket, according to the characteristics of digital elevation model ( DEM) , studied the method of Sierpinski Gasket used in DEM information disguise, and analyzed its safety, carried out the disguises process under n dimension Sierpinski Gasket Then, this paper validated the feasibility through experiments, and found the relation between the impression and some factors. The arithmetic for DEM information disguise has characteristics as strong captivation and good safety, could provide a forceful technique guarantee for DEM's saving and delivering.

  2. Resistance to disinfection of a polymicrobial association contaminating the surface of elastomeric dental impressions.

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    Giammanco, Giovanni M; Melilli, Dario; Rallo, Antonio; Pecorella, Sonia; Mammina, Caterina; Pizzo, Giuseppe

    2009-04-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability to resist disinfection of a polymicrobial association contaminating the surface of dental impressions obtained with two different elastomers: a polyether (Impregum) and an addition-polymerized silicone (Elite). Impressions were contaminated with a mixture of three biofilm-forming microorganisms (Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans) and disinfected immediately after contamination, or after microbial layers were allowed to develop during a six-hour storage. Two commercial disinfectants were tested: MD 520 containing 0.5% glutaraldehyde and Sterigum Powder without glutaraldehyde. Residual contamination was recovered by mechanical rinsing immediately after disinfection and after a six-hour storage of disinfected impressions, and assessed by colony counting. Both disinfectants tested were shown to be effective in reducing the microbial presence on the impression materials, achieving at least a 102 reduction of microbial counts compared to water rinsing. However, Sterigum was generally less effective on the Elite elastomer and could not grant disinfection on six-hour aged P. aeruginosa and C. albicans microbial layers. The results of this study suggest that the materials used for the impressions influence the efficacy of disinfection. Disinfectants should be tested according to conditions encountered in everyday clinical practice and the need for immediate disinfection of impressions should be clearly indicated by manufacturers.

  3. Full Polymer Dielectric Elastomeric Actuators (DEA Functionalised with Carbon Nanotubes and High-K Ceramics

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    Tilo Köckritz

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Dielectric elastomer actuators (DEA are special devices which have a simple working and construction principle and outstanding actuation properties. The DEAs consist of a combination of different materials for the dielectric and electrode layers. The combination of these layers causes incompatibilities in their interconnections. Dramatic differences in the mechanical properties and bad adhesion of the layers are the principal causes for the reduction of the actuation displacement and strong reduction of lifetime. Common DEAs achieve actuation displacements of 2% and a durability of some million cycles. The following investigations represent a new approach to solving the problems of common systems. The investigated DEA consists of only one basic raw polymer, which was modified according to the required demands of each layer. The basic raw polymer was modified with single-walled carbon nanotubes or high-k ceramics, for example, lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate. The development of the full polymer DEA comprised the development of materials and technologies to realise a reproducible layer composition. It was proven that the full polymer actuator worked according to the theoretical rules. The investigated system achieved actuation displacements above 20% regarding thickness, outstanding interconnections at each layer without any failures, and durability above 3 million cycles without any indication of an impending malfunction.

  4. Resistance to disinfection of a polymicrobial association contaminating the surface of elastomeric dental impressions.

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    Giammanco, Giovanni M; Melilli, Dario; Rallo, Antonio; Pecorella, Sonia; Mammina, Caterina; Pizzo, Giuseppe

    2009-04-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability to resist disinfection of a polymicrobial association contaminating the surface of dental impressions obtained with two different elastomers: a polyether (Impregum) and an addition-polymerized silicone (Elite). Impressions were contaminated with a mixture of three biofilm-forming microorganisms (Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans) and disinfected immediately after contamination, or after microbial layers were allowed to develop during a six-hour storage. Two commercial disinfectants were tested: MD 520 containing 0.5% glutaraldehyde and Sterigum Powder without glutaraldehyde. Residual contamination was recovered by mechanical rinsing immediately after disinfection and after a six-hour storage of disinfected impressions, and assessed by colony counting. Both disinfectants tested were shown to be effective in reducing the microbial presence on the impression materials, achieving at least a 102 reduction of microbial counts compared to water rinsing. However, Sterigum was generally less effective on the Elite elastomer and could not grant disinfection on six-hour aged P. aeruginosa and C. albicans microbial layers. The results of this study suggest that the materials used for the impressions influence the efficacy of disinfection. Disinfectants should be tested according to conditions encountered in everyday clinical practice and the need for immediate disinfection of impressions should be clearly indicated by manufacturers. PMID:19579694

  5. Finite Element Analysis of Sealing Performance of T Profile Cylinder Head Cover Gasket%T形气缸盖罩垫密封性能的有限元分析

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    丘佛球; 章争荣; 吴克胜; 何洪; 陈奕沁

    2015-01-01

    The distributions of the stress,strain and contact stress of the flat type,stiffener type and boss type T profile cylinder head cover gasket were analyzed by using the finite element software.The sealing capability of these types of T profile cylinder head cover gasket was compared.The results show that the sealing capability can be improved by the stiff-eners,but different structure types of stiffeners have different effects on the sealing capability,unreasonable designed stiff-eners will easily cause the fast failure and aging of T profile cylinder head cover gasket.The flat type gasket is applicable to the condition of long sealing time but not too high sealing stress;while the stiffener type is applicable to the condition of high sealing stress but short sealing time.The boss type has high synthetic performance,which can be applicable to the condition of high sealing stress and long sealing time.%运用有限元软件对平型、加强筋型和凸台型 T 形缸垫的应力、应变以及接触应力分布规律进行研究,对比分析这几种 T 形缸垫的密封性能。结果表明,加强筋能提高缸垫的密封能力,但不同的加强筋结构对密封能力有着不同的影响,设计不合理的加强筋,还容易导致 T 形气缸盖罩垫过快失效和老化。平型气缸盖罩垫适用于密封周期长但密封力要求不高的情况;而加强筋型气缸盖罩垫则适用于密封力要求高但密封周长不长的情况;凸台型气缸盖罩垫的综合性能高,能满足密封周期长和密封力要求比较高的情况。

  6. Molecular scale buckling mechanics in individual aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes on elastomeric substrates.

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    Khang, Dahl-Young; Xiao, Jianliang; Kocabas, Coskun; MacLaren, Scott; Banks, Tony; Jiang, Hanqing; Huang, Yonggang Y; Rogers, John A

    2008-01-01

    We have studied the scaling of controlled nonlinear buckling processes in materials with dimensions in the molecular range (i.e., approximately 1 nm) through experimental and theoretical studies of buckling in individual single-wall carbon nanotubes on substrates of poly(dimethylsiloxane). The results show not only the ability to create and manipulate patterns of buckling at these molecular scales, but also, that analytical continuum mechanics theory can explain, quantitatively, all measurable aspects of this system. Inverse calculation applied to measurements of diameter-dependent buckling wavelengths yields accurate values of the Young's moduli of individual SWNTs. As an example of the value of this system beyond its use in this type of molecular scale metrology, we implement parallel arrays of buckled SWNTs as a class of mechanically stretchable conductor.

  7. Buckling Instability of Dielectric Elastomeric Plates for Soft, Bio-Compatible Microfluidic Pumps

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    Tavakol, Behrouz; Bozlar, Michael; Froehlicher, Guillaume; Punckt, Christian; Stone, Howard A.; Aksay, Ilhan; Holmes, Douglas

    2013-03-01

    Dielectric elastomers are well-known for their superior stretchability and permittivity. A fully-clamped thin elastomer will buckle when it is compressed by applying sufficient electric potentials to its sides. When embedded within soft, silicone rubbers, these advanced materials can provide a means for a bio-compatible pumping mechanism that can be used to inject bio-fluids with desired flow rates into microfluidic devices, tissues, and organs of interest. We have incorporated a dielectric film that is sandwiched between two thin, flexible, solid electrodes into a microfluidic device and utilized a voltage-induced out-of-plane buckling instability for pumping of fluids. We experimentally quantify the voltage-induced plate buckling and measure the fluid flow rate when the structure is embedded in a microchannel. Additionally, we offer an analytical prediction that uses plate buckling theory to estimate the flow rate as a function of applied voltage.

  8. Printing Three-Dimensional Heterogeneities in the Elastic Modulus of an Elastomeric Matrix.

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    Abdel Fattah, Abdel Rahman; Ghosh, Suvojit; Puri, Ishwar K

    2016-05-01

    We present a rapid and controllable method to create microscale heterogeneities in the 3D stiffness of a soft material by printing patterns with a ferrofluid ink. An ink droplet moved through a liquid polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) volume using an externally applied magnetic field sheds clusters of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) in its wake. By varying the field spatiotemporally, a well-defined three-dimensional curvilinear feature is printed that contains MNP clusters. Subsequent cross-linking of the PDMS preserves the feature in place after the magnetic field is removed. Since the ferrofluid ink interferes with the cross-linking of PDMS, a 3D print containing ink density variations leads to corresponding spatial deviations in the elastic modulus of the matrix. The modulus is mapped in the experiments with atomic force microscopy. This rapid method to print 3D heterogeneities in soft matter promises the ability to mimic mechanical variations that occur in natural biomaterials. PMID:27088326

  9. Plate heat exchanger

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    In a plate heat exchanger required to handle corrosive, toxic or radioactive fluids, wherein each plate has a peripheral recess or like formation adapted for receiving an elastomeric gasket, the plates are welded together in pairs by the method comprising the steps of inserting into the gasket recess of a first plate of said pair a metal packing piece and welding the second place (e.g. by a laser or electron beam weld running along the base of the recess) superimposing a second plate on to the first in contact with the packing piece and welding the second plate to the packing piece (e.g. by a laser or electron beam weld). The packing piece may be of hollow or solid cross section and is preferably of the same material (e.g. titanium or stainless steel) as the plates. In use a service fluid in heat exchange with the said corrosive etc. fluid is confined by peripheral and normally elastomeric gaskets. (author)

  10. Elastomeric Polymers for Retrofitting of Reinforced Concrete Structures against the Explosive Effects of Blast

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The main distinction of blast load from other types of dynamic loadings is its impulsive nature, where the loads usually act for a very short duration but transmit very high impulsive pressures. This paper presents an overview of the present retrofitting techniques in use to enhance the capacity of structural elements to withstand the effects of blast loads, and introduces an alternative retrofitting approach by utilizing polymer coatings. The authors have demonstrated the positive effects of this approach by conducting a numerical investigation on the behavior of an unretrofitted reinforced concrete panel subjected to the blast load from a 2 kg charge at 1.6 m stand-off distance, and subsequently comparing its performance with several polymer coated panels. The analysis was performed by using an explicit nonlinear finite element (FE code. The results demonstrate the contributions of this technique in terms of panel displacement control and energy dissipation. Considering that the polymer coating can also act as a protective layer in improving the durability of structural materials, this technique can also be optimized favorably to enhance the overall sustainability of structures.

  11. Fabrication and characterization of elastomeric polyester/carbon nanotubes nanocomposites for biomedical application.

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    Meng, Z X; Zheng, W; Ding, M H; Zhou, H M; Chen, X Q; Chen, J C; Liu, M K; Zheng, Y F

    2011-04-01

    A novel biodegradable polymer elastomer nanocomposite composing of poly(1,8-octanediol-citrate) (POC) polymer matrix and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) additive was successfully fabricated and systematically investigated using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffractometer (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), tensile test, incubation and cytotoxicity tests. It was found that the addition of CNTs in POC elastomer did not result in any noticeable change in its chemical structure and the amorphous state. However, the tensile strength and elongation at break were greatly improved by the addition of CNTs in POC polymer matrix. It revealed that the swelling ratio and percentage of weight loss of POC/CNTs nanocomposite were lower, compared with the pure POC material. Moreover, the adsorption amount of bovine serum albumin (BSA) increased with an increase of the CNTs mass content in POC matrix revealing the enhanced hydrophilicity of POC/CNTs nanocomposites contributed by the carboxyl of the CNTs. Additionally, the cytotoxicity tests with L929 cell line revealed that the experimental POC/CNTs nanocomposites possessed good in vitro biocompatibility. PMID:21776679

  12. High friction on ice provided by elastomeric fiber composites with textured surfaces

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    Rizvi, R.; Naguib, H.; Fernie, G.; Dutta, T.

    2015-03-01

    Two main applications requiring high friction on ice are automobile tires and footwear. The main motivation behind the use of soft rubbers in these applications is the relatively high friction force generated between a smooth rubber contacting smooth ice. Unfortunately, the friction force between rubber and ice is very low at temperatures near the melting point of ice and as a result we still experience automobile accidents and pedestrian slips and falls in the winter. Here, we report on a class of compliant fiber-composite materials with textured surfaces that provide outstanding coefficients of friction on wet ice. The fibrous composites consist of a hard glass-fiber phase reinforcing a compliant thermoplastic polyurethane matrix. The glass-fiber phase is textured such that it is aligned transversally and protruding out of the elastomer surface. Our analysis indicates that the exposed fiber phase exhibits a "micro-cleat" effect, allowing for it to fracture the ice and increase the interfacial contact area thereby requiring a high force to shear the interface.

  13. Integrated elastomeric components for autonomous regulation of sequential and oscillatory flow switching in microfluidic devices

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    Mosadegh, Bobak; Kuo, Chuan-Hsien; Tung, Yi-Chung; Torisawa, Yu-Suke; Bersano-Begey, Tommaso; Tavana, Hossein; Takayama, Shuichi

    2010-06-01

    A critical need for enhancing the usability and capabilities of microfluidic technologies is the development of standardized, scalable and versatile control systems. Electronically controlled valves and pumps typically used for dynamic flow regulation, although useful, can limit convenience, scalability and robustness. This shortcoming has motivated the development of device-embedded non-electrical flow-control systems. Existing approaches to regulate operation timing on-chip, however, still require external signals such as timed generation of fluid flow, bubbles, liquid plugs or droplets or an alteration of chemical compositions or temperature. Here, we describe a strategy to provide device-embedded flow switching and clocking functions. Physical gaps and cavities interconnected by holes are fabricated into a three-layer elastomer structure to form networks of fluidic gates that can spontaneously generate cascading and oscillatory flow output using only a constant flow of Newtonian fluids as the device input. The resulting microfluidic substrate architecture is simple, scalable and should be applicable to various materials. This flow-powered fluidic gating scheme brings the autonomous signal processing ability of microelectronic circuits to microfluidics where there is the added diversity in current information of having distinct chemical or particulate species and richness in current operation of having chemical reactions and physical interactions.

  14. Mechanically tunable aspheric lenses via additive manufacture of hanging elastomeric droplets for microscopic applications

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    Fuh, Yiin-Kuen; Chen, Pin-Wen; Lai, Zheng-Hong

    2016-07-01

    Mechanically deformable lenses with dynamically tunable focal lengths have been developed in this work. The fabricated five types of aspheric polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) lenses presented here have an initial focal length of 7.0, 7.8, 9.0, 10.0 and 10.2 mm. Incorporating two modes of operation in biconvex and concave-convex configurations, the focal lengths can be tuned dynamically as 5.2-10.2, 5.5-9.9, 6.6-11.9, 6.1-13.5 and 6.6-13.5 mm respectively. Additive manufacturing was utilized to fabricate these five types of aspheric lenses (APLs) via sequential layering of PDMS materials. Complex structures with three-dimensional features and shorter focal lengths can be successfully produced by repeatedly depositing, inverting and curing controlled PDMS volume onto previously cured PDMS droplets. From our experiments, we empirically found a direct dependence of the focal length of the lenses with the amount (volume) of deposited PDMS droplets. This new mouldless, low-cost, and flexible lens fabrication method is able to transform an ordinary commercial smartphone camera into a low-cost portable microscope. A few microscopic features can be readily visualized, such as wrinkles of ladybird pupa and printed circuit board. The fabrication technique by successively applying hanging droplet and facile mechanical focal-length-tuning set-up can be easily adopted in the development of high-performance optical lenses.

  15. Electrical insulating materials - Determination of the effects of ionizing radiation - Part 5: Procedures for assessment of ageing in service

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    Covers ageing assessment methods which can be applied to components based on polymeric materials (for example, cable insulation and jackets, elastomeric seals, polymeric coatings, gaiters) which are used in environments where they are exposed to radiation. The object of this part of IEC 60544 is to provide guidelines on the assessment of ageing in service. The approaches discussed cover ageing assessment programmes based on condition monitoring (CM), the use of equipment deposits in severe environments and sampling of real-time aged components.

  16. Synthesis and characterization of conductive, biodegradable, elastomeric polyurethanes for biomedical applications.

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    Xu, Cancan; Yepez, Gerardo; Wei, Zi; Liu, Fuqiang; Bugarin, Alejandro; Hong, Yi

    2016-09-01

    Biodegradable conductive polymers are currently of significant interest in tissue repair and regeneration, drug delivery, and bioelectronics. However, biodegradable materials exhibiting both conductive and elastic properties have rarely been reported to date. To that end, an electrically conductive polyurethane (CPU) was synthesized from polycaprolactone diol, hexadiisocyanate, and aniline trimer and subsequently doped with (1S)-(+)-10-camphorsulfonic acid (CSA). All CPU films showed good elasticity within a 30% strain range. The electrical conductivity of the CPU films, as enhanced with increasing amounts of CSA, ranged from 2.7 ± 0.9 × 10(-10) to 4.4 ± 0.6 × 10(-7) S/cm in a dry state and 4.2 ± 0.5 × 10(-8) to 7.3 ± 1.5 × 10(-5) S/cm in a wet state. The redox peaks of a CPU1.5 film (molar ratio CSA:aniline trimer = 1.5:1) in the cyclic voltammogram confirmed the desired good electroactivity. The doped CPU film exhibited good electrical stability (87% of initial conductivity after 150 hours charge) as measured in a cell culture medium. The degradation rates of CPU films increased with increasing CSA content in both phosphate-buffered solution (PBS) and lipase/PBS solutions. After 7 days of enzymatic degradation, the conductivity of all CSA-doped CPU films had decreased to that of the undoped CPU film. Mouse 3T3 fibroblasts proliferated and spread on all CPU films. This developed biodegradable CPU with good elasticity, electrical stability, and biocompatibility may find potential applications in tissue engineering, smart drug release, and electronics. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part A: 104A: 2305-2314, 2016. PMID:27124702

  17. Cryogenic loading of large volume presses for high-pressure experimentation and synthesis of novel materials

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    Lipp, M J; Evans, W J; Yoo, C S

    2005-01-21

    We present an efficient easily implemented method for loading cryogenic fluids in a large volume press. We specifically apply this method to the high-pressure synthesis of an extended solid derived from CO using a Paris-Edinburgh cell. This method employs cryogenic cooling of Bridgman type WC anvils well insulated from other press components, condensation of the load gas within a brass annulus surrounding the gasket between the Bridgman anvils. We demonstrate the viability of the described approach by synthesizing macroscopic amounts (several milligrams) of polymeric CO-derived material, which were recovered to ambient conditions after compression of pure CO to 5 GPa or above.

  18. Compression and shear properties of elastomeric bearing using finite element analysis

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    Full Text Available Standard size samples of four natural rubber compounds, varying the amount of carbon black from 10 to 70 phr, were characterised under uniaxial compression and simple shear tests in order to obtain the strain energy function constants. These constants were then used as hyperelastic material constants for the Windows-based finite element package (COSMOS/M version 1.75. The investigated bearings, made with those NR compounds, had the approximate area and thickness of 50x106 mm2 and 50 mm respectively. Each compound of bearing consisted of four different values of shape factor ranging from about 0.33 to 1.70, according to the number of reinforcing plates in the bearing. Three deformation modes of compression, shear and compression-shear were predicted. Good agreement was found between twelve compression model predictions and the corresponding experimental values of bearings, containing 10, 20 and 40 phr of carbon black and each of which consisted of four different layers of reinforcing metal plates (0, 1, 2 and 3 layers. On the other hand, deviation from the predicted valve was clearly seen in the 70 phr black bearing case. The percentage difference increased with respect to the increasing number of reinforcing plates or the rising shape factor. Therefore, the improved FEA model was supplemented with an imaginary elastic glue layer between the rubber block and metal plate as glue failure compensation. The optimum value of the elastic layers modulus is 8 MPa while the thickness of the layer depends on the total thickness or total volume of rubber block. This model can predict the 70 phr carbon black bearings, having shape factor ranging from 0.5 to 2.35 for 11 cases. The FEA prediction of shear behaviour agrees well with the experimental data for all four bearing compounds and there is no effect of shape factor on shear stress. Moreover, shear stress does not depend on the compressive force applied to like bearing before shear and the FEA results

  19. Optimization of the heavy metal (Bi-W-Gd-Sb) concentrations in the elastomeric shields for computer tomography (CT)

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    Eight elastomeric composites (NRU, GR1-GR4, NRBG08-NRBG24) containing mixtures of different proportions of heavy metal additives (Bi, W, Gd and Sb) have been synthesized and examined as protective shields. The NRU sample was a pure rubber matrix and served as a reference sample for heavy metal modified composites. Experimental procedure used for evaluation of the composite shields and their attenuation properties was based on the utilization of HPGe spectrometry and analysis of X-ray fluorescence radiation intensity of the heavy metal additives in the following energy ranges for: Sb (20-35 keV), Gd (35-55 keV), W (55-70 keV) and Bi (70-90 keV). The main contributor to the induced X-ray fluorescence radiation within the shield is Bi additive and the intensity of the X-ray radiation generated within the energy range of 70-90 keV strongly depends on its concentration. It was found that decreasing concentration of the Bi fraction from 0.35 (GR samples) to 0.15 (NRBG samples) results in significant lowering Bi X-ray fluorescence radiation within the 70-90 keV energy range. Secondary effect of decreasing Bi concentration was efficient diminishing excitation processes for lower Z heavy metal additives (W, Gd and Sb, GR vs. NRBG samples). As the final quality parameter of the shielding properties for the examined elastomers, dose reduction factor (DRF) coefficients were calculated for each shield. It was found, that the best shielding properties are observed for composites with lower Bi concentration (0.15 vs. 0.35 Bi mass fraction) with only slight further improvement of their parameters (DRF) with increasing of Gd concentration (Gd mass fraction 0.08, 0.16 and 0.24). The most efficient dose reduction composite was found to be NRBG24 elastomer with DRF value 0.47 (53 % dose reduction) for ca. 2 mm and 0.44 g/cm2 layer thickness. (author)

  20. 金属波齿柔性石墨复合垫片蠕变-应力松弛性能研究%Characteristic study of creep-stress relaxation on flexible graphite corrugated metal gaskets

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    郭滨诗; 姜敏夫; 刘金义

    2013-01-01

    The study showed that stress relaxation characteristic of gaskets has remarkable influence on reliability of bolt-flange linking system.The paper was in according to GB/T19066.3 test conditions to be testing for flexible graphite corrugated metal gaskets of standard D 65.5 mm×50.5 mm×2.5 mm,three various circular arc radius,wave gear distance and gear quantity,and found out the affection factor and regular on stress relaxation characteristic,to provide scientific basis for engineering practice.%垫片的蠕变-应力松弛特性对螺栓法兰密封连接系统的可靠性有显著的影响.作者按照GB/T19066.3的实验条件对标准规格为D 65.5 mm×50.5 mm×2.5mm 3种不同几何尺寸的金属(06Cr19Ni10+柔性石墨)波齿复合垫片进行蠕变-应力松弛实验研究,从而找出应力松弛特性影响因素及其规律,为工程实践提供科学指导.

  1. 发动机气缸密封垫压缩回弹性能测试技术研究%Research on the Testing Technology of Compression Recovery Performance of Engine Cylinder Seal Gasket

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    王兴日; 田明

    2013-01-01

    This paper introduces the overall structure of the compression-resilience testing machine and describes the working principles of its system.The whole system is controlled by computer for loading and unloading,measures the deformation de-gree of the gasket by using the raster displacement sensor with high precision and realizes the automatic measurement on the two important parameters of compression rate and resilience rate of the engine cylinder gasket,which is proved to have high measurement precision and wide application prospect.%介绍了压缩回弹试验机的整体结构,表述了试验机系统的工作原理。整个系统通过计算机控制进行加载和卸载,利用高精度的光栅尺位移传感器测量垫片的变形量,实现了对发动机气缸密封垫的两个重要参数压缩率和回弹率的自动测量,测量精度较高,应用前景广泛。

  2. Sierpi ´nski图与Sierpi ´nski gasket图的条件着色∗%On r-hued Coloring of Sierpi ´nski Graphs and Sierpi ´nski Gasket Graphs

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    宋兴坤; 梁晓东

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, the authors study r-hued coloring of Sierpi ´nski graphs and Sierpi ´nski gasket graphs, meanwhile, the authors give their r-hued chromatic number, respectively. For Sierpi´nski gasket graphs, when n > 2, χ1(Sn) =χ2(Sn)=3 andχ3(Sn)=4;if r>4, thenχr(Sn)=6. For Sierpi´nski graphs, when n>2, if 1 6 r 6 k−1, thenχr(S(n,k))=k;if r>k, thenχr(S(n,k))=k+1.%对Sierpi ´nski图与Sierpi ´nski gasket图的条件着色进行研究,分别给出其条件色数.对于Sierpi ´nski gasket图,当n>2时,χ1(Sn)=χ2(Sn)=3,χ3(Sn)=4,若r>4,则χr(Sn)=6.对于Sierpi´nski图,当n>2时,若16 r 6 k−1,则χr(S(n,k))=k;若r>k,则χr(S(n,k))=k+1.

  3. Study of Neural Network in the Classification of the Non- asbestos Gaskets%神经网络在非石棉垫片分类中的研究

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    田槐艳; 刘美红; 王海飞

    2011-01-01

    A method of classification by using neural network to the known 15 kinds of the non -asbestos gaskets of formula data was proposed in this paper. By using the PNN( probabilistic neuralnetwork) ,LVQ( learning vector quantization) neural network and SOM ( self - organizing feature map) neural network respectively to classify the non - asbestos gaskets. The results indicate that the PNN neural network and LVQ neural network method based on the data that provided in the paper both can effectively classify,while SOM neural network can not classify them ideally.%提出运用神经网络的分类方法来对已知的15种非石棉垫片的配方数据进行分类.分别运用神经网络中的PNN,LVQ和SOM神经网络对其进行分类.结果表明,PNN神经网络和LVQ神经网络在所提供的数据中均能进行有效的分类,而SOM的分类结果则不太理想.

  4. Theories Study on Efficiency-Reinforcement Design for Elastomeric Hydraulic Reciprocating Seals%弹性液压往复密封增效设计的理论研究

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    张付英; 李腾; 洪彬

    2014-01-01

    针对传统密封设计基于经验和技巧、没有理论和方法指导的问题,提出弹性往复密封的增效设计理论。在分析弹性液压往复密封的失效形式和增效机制的基础上,提出弹性往复密封增效设计的概念,确立使密封高效和无泄漏的增效准则。根据增效准则,提出弹性往复密封的增效设计技术体系。该理论提高了密封设计过程的规范化和可操作性,有效提高了密封设计的效率和质量。%Aimed at the problems that the seal design relies on empirical means without methods guiding,the efficiency-reinforcement design theories for elastomeric hydraulic reciprocating seals were proposed.Based on the exploration in the failure types and efficiency-reinforcement mechanism of elastomeric reciprocating seals,the concept of efficiency reinforce-ment design for elastomeric reciprocating seals was put forward,the efficiency-reinforcement rules were built which could realize the high reliability and efficiency of seals and zero leakage.According to the efficiency-reinforcement rules,the ef-fi ciency-reinforcement design technologies for elastomeric reciprocating seals were proposed.This theory improves the normal-ization and operability of the seal design,and improves the design quality and efficiency of elastomeric reciprocating seal.

  5. Analgesia invasiva domiciliaria en el manejo del dolor postoperatorio en cirugía mayor ambulatoria mediante bombas elastoméricas intravenosas Home invasive analgesia in the management of postoperative pain alter outpatient major surgery using intravenous elastomeric pumps

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    R. Rodríguez de la Torre

    2011-06-01

    los pacientes mostró un alto grado de satisfacción, un 16% de los pacientes satisfacción moderada y un 0,2% poca satisfacción. Conclusión: nuestro estudio demuestra la viabilidad y seguridad de la utilización de infusores elastoméricos endovenosos como método de analgesia postoperatoria, que permiten controlar los casos de dolor moderado a severo en procedimientos aplicados a la cirugía ambulatoria. Sin embargo se necesitan más estudios comparativos con técnicas analgésicas convencionales, así como con diferentes regímenes de infusión.Introduction: moderate to severe postoperative pain is still a problem in outpatient surgery, since it causes patient flow problems and delays the discharge of patients, being one of the major causes of re-hospitalization and hence a relevant quality indicator of these Units. The use of home invasive analgesic techniques, in all their regimes, can be effective for the management of postoperative pain in these surgical procedures and allow them to be included in outpatient surgery programs. Objectives: the aim of our study was to determine the feasibility and safety of the use of elastomeric continuous perfusion pumps for the administration of home continuous endovenous analgesia, as well as to assess analgesic effectiveness and degree of satisfaction of patients undergoing outpatient surgerys. Material and methods: we conducted a simple retrospective study in 463 patients. After the surgical procedure was performed under multimodal analgesia, two differents elastomeric endovenous pumps (dexketoprofeno pump or metamizol pump were used. Pain intensity by means of a visual analog scale and a plain oral scale, the need for supplemental analgesics. At home (24 hours after the surgical operation, the Home Care Unit checked side effects, sleep disorders, pain intensity, need of rescue analgesia and degree of satisfaction. Results: 69% of the patients report absence or slight pain 24 h after the surgical operation, just 16 out of

  6. Remifentalino intravenoso mediante infusor elastomerico frente a meperidina intramuscular: Estudio comparativo en analgesia obstetrica Intravenous remifentanil delivered through an elastomeric device versus intramuscular meperidine comparative study for obstetric analgesia

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    E. Calderón

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar la eficacia y seguridad de remifentanilo administrado mediante infusor elastomérico con PCA iv en analgesia obstétrica comparado con meperidina intramuscular en parturientas con contraindicación para analgesia epidural. Material y Método: Se seleccionaron aletoriamente 24 parturientas, se asoció infusor elastomérico Baxter® con 250 ml de suero fisiológico con 2,5 mg de remifentanilo y un ritmo de 12 ml·h ¹, lo que supone una infusión media de 0,025 μg·kg-1·min-1 de remifentanilo, permitiendo la administración de bolos de 5 ml con un tiempo de cierre de 30 minutos (Grupo R o 1 mg·kg¹ de meperidina y 2,5 mg de haloperidol (Grupo M vía intramuscular cada 4 h. Valoramos la intensidad del dolor cada 30 min mediante una escala analógica visual (EVA, tiempo de infusión, bolos administrados, el nivel de sedación mediante escala del estado de alerta y sedación evaluada por el observador (OAA/S, efectos adversos y el test de Apgar del recién nacido al minuto y a los 5 min. Resultados: No hubo diferencias en los datos antropométricos de ambos grupos. La duración media de la infusión en el grupo R fue de 280 ± 55 min y las necesidades de bolos de rescate de 1,2 ± 1,5. La dosis media de meperidina intramuscular en el grupo M fue de 120 ± 25 mg. La intensidad del dolor durante el parto fue significativamente menor en el grupo R durante todo el periodo de dilatación y expulsivo (pObjectives: To evaluate the effectiveness and security of remifentanil administered by means of elastomeric infusor with PCA IV compared obstetrical analgesia with intramuscular meperidine in obstetric patients with contraindication for epidural analgesia, Material and Method: 24 patients were randomized, an elastomeric infusor Baxter® with a capacity of 250 ml was filled with 2.5 mg of remifentanil and a 12 mililiter·h-1, was satarted, (average infusion of 0.025·kg-1·min-1 of remifentanil, and boluses of 5 ml with a time of closing

  7. Bio-Inspired Wide-Angle Broad-Spectrum Cylindrical Lens Based on Reflections from Micro-Mirror Array on a Cylindrical Elastomeric Membrane

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    Chi-Chieh Huang

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available We present a wide-angle, broad-spectrum cylindrical lens based on reflections from an array of three-dimensional, high-aspect-ratio micro-mirrors fabricated on a cylindrical elastomeric substrate, functionally inspired by natural reflecting superposition compound eyes. Our device can perform one-dimensional focusing and beam-shaping comparable to conventional refraction-based cylindrical lenses, while avoiding chromatic aberration. The focal length of our cylindrical lens is 1.035 mm, suitable for micro-optical systems. Moreover, it demonstrates a wide field of view of 152° without distortion, as well as modest spherical aberrations. Our work could be applied to diverse applications including laser diode collimation, barcode scanning, holography, digital projection display, microlens arrays, and optical microscopy.

  8. Enabling Desktop Nanofabrication with the Targeted Use of Soft Materials

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    Eichelsdoerfer, Daniel James

    This thesis focuses on the application of soft materials to scanning probe-based molecular printing techniques, such as dip-pen nanolithography (DPN). The selective incorporation of soft materials in place of hard materials in traditional cantilever-based scanning probe lithography (SPL) systems not only enables the deposition of a broader range of materials, but also dramatically lowers the cost while simultaneously increasing the throughput of SPL. Chapter 1 introduces SPL and DPN, and highlights a few recent advances in using DPN to control surface chemical functionality at the nanoscale. In addition to introducing the material deposition capabilities of DPN, Chapter 1 introduces the development of the cantilever-free architecture, a relatively recent paradigm shift in high-throughput SPL. Furthermore, an in-depth synthetic methodology for making the most widely used cantilever-free tip arrays, consisting of elastomeric nanoscale pens adhered to an elastomeric backing layer on a glass slide, is included as an appendix. Chapter 2 discusses the synthesis of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles at specified locations by using DPN to deposit the precursors dispersed in a polymer matrix; after deposition, the precursors are annealed to form single nanoparticles. This work builds on previous soft material-based advances in DPN by utilizing the polymer as a "nanoreactor" to synthesize the desired nanoparticles, where the precursors can diffuse and coalesce into a single nanoparticle within each spot. The process of precursor aggregation and single nanoparticle formation is studied, and it is found that metal precursors follow one of three pathways based upon their reduction potential. Chapter 3 is the first of three chapters that highlights the power of soft materials in the cantilever-free architecture. In particular, Chapter 3 examines the role of the elastomeric backing layer as a compliant spring whose stiffness (as measured by the spring constant, k) can be tuned

  9. 变压吸附装置均压阀密封片易损原因分析及解决办法%Reasons for easy damage of pressure equalizing valve gasket seals for PSA units and their solution

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    赵天志; 黄贻弘

    2012-01-01

    针对变压吸附装置中均压阀密封片易损寿命短的问题,选取碟阀进行详细分析其失效原因.根据多年对阀门的研究以及变压吸附工程经验,对此提出解决办法.%The reasons for easy damage of the pressure equalizing valve gasket seals for pressure swing adsorption (PSA)units were analyzed with the butterfly valve as an example, and the solutions to the problem were proposed based on the long term research on valves and experiences in PSA engineering.

  10. 铸铁管道胶圈承插接口抗震性能试验研究%Experimental research on seismic capability of cast-iron pipe with rubber gasket joints

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    陈春光; 杨庆华; 孔杰; 解晓杰; 廖倩

    2012-01-01

    Ductile cast iron pipe is a tubular product, which is frequently used in city water-supply project. The seismic capability of joints is one of the factors, which must be considered in the design of water-supply network in seismic areas. To study the mechanical parameters of rubber gasket joints, a series of prototype drawing experiment are performed lo investigate the regularity of joints drawing force and the joints displacement. The experimental results show that, rubber gasket joints for ductile cast iron pipe is favorable for earthquake-resistance; the allowed maximum joints displacement is about 3 ~4cm; the joints spring coefficient is between 32N/cm· cm-2 to 125 N/ cm ·cm-2and the maximum resistance is about 45 ~75N/cm2.%铸铁管道是城市供水工程常用的管材,其接口的抗震性能是地震多发地区供水管网设计必须考虑的因素之一.为研究胶圈承插接口的力学性能参数,采用了原型拉拔试验,测定了管道胶圈接口拉拔力与接口变形量,通过试验数据分析,证明了胶圈承插接口具有良好的抗震性能,接头最大允许变形量可达3~4cm,测定出铸铁管胶圈承插接口单位接触面积弹簧系数值在32~125N/(cm·cm2)之间、单位接触面积接头最大抗力为45~75N/cm2.

  11. 超高水压大直径盾构隧道管片接缝防水设计与试验研究%Design and experimental study on waterproof gasket of large-diameter shield tunnel under ultra high water pressure

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    拓勇飞; 舒恒; 郭小红; 丁文其; 王建

    2013-01-01

    For the project of large-diameter shield tunnel under the highest water pressure in China,a set of design process and research method is proposed for the waterproof gasket for segrnent joints,and the related pattern is studied.First of all,based on the worldwide research progress,combined with the engineering characteristics,a double seal elastomer arrangement for segment joint waterproof gasket of large-diameter shield tunnel under the ultra high water pressure is determined.Secondly,the technical standard of waterproof is studied,and it lays the basis for further analysis of the elastic gasket design and experiment.Thirdly,comparative analysis of several sections of elastic seal gaskets is performed.Finally,a set of unique device and method is adopted,performing the experiments on the waterproof ability and assembly force of the gaskets,and through the comprehensive analysis of the experiment data,the optimal design scheme of the waterproof gasket for segment joint is determined.%针对目前国内承受水压最高的大直径盾构隧道工程,提出一套较系统的弹性密封垫设计流程与研究方法,研究该类管片接缝防水的规律.首先,基于国内外现有研究成果,结合工程特点,确定了超高水压大直径盾构管片接缝防水双道弹性体的布置方式;其次,对防水技术标准进行研究,为深入分析弹性密封垫的相关设计内容与试验成果奠定基础;再次,重点对弹性密封垫的断面形式进行多方案比选分析;最后,通过独特的试验系统与试验方法,对不同断面的弹性密封垫进行高水压防水能力试验以及密封垫装配力试验,综合分析试验成果,最终确定最优防水设计方案.

  12. Outgassing tests on materials used in the DIII-D magnetic fusion tokamak

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    In order to achieve high performance plasma discharges in the DIII-D magnetic fusion tokamak, impurity levels must be carefully controlled. Since first wall materials can desorb volatile impurities during these discharges, it is important to characterize and control the outgassing of these materials. An outgassing chamber was built to measure the outgassing properties of various materials used in the DIII-D vessel. The results of pump-down tests performed on ATJ graphite, thin Grafoil reg-sign gaskets, and MgO coaxial cables will be presented. In addition to pumpdown tests it was desired to study the behavior of the materials at temperatures up to 400 C, which is the maximum temperature to which the DIII-D vessel is baked. The station was modified to include independent heating control of the sample and a simple load-lock chamber

  13. Survey of materials for hydrazine propulsion systems in multicycle extended life applications

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    Coulbert, C. D.; Yankura, G.

    1972-01-01

    An assessment is presented of materials compatibility data for hydrazine monopropellant propulsion systems applicable to the Space Shuttle vehicle missions. Materials were evaluated for application over a 10-yr/100-mission operational lifetime with minimum refurbishment. A general materials compatibility rating for a broad range of materials and several propellants based primarily on static liquid propellant immersion testing and an in-depth evaluation of hydrazine decomposition as a function of purity, temperature, material, surface conditions, etc., are presented. The most promising polymeric material candidates for propellant diaphragms and seals appear to have little effect on increasing hydrazine decomposition rates, but the materials themselves do undergo changes in physical properties which can affect their 10-yr performance in multicycle applications. The available data on these physical properties of elastomeric materials as affected by exposure to hydrazine or related environments are presented.

  14. Investigation of the high-strain rate (shock and ballistic) response of the elastomeric tissue simulant Perma-Gel®

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    Appleby-Thomas, G. J.; Wood, D.C.; Hameed, A.; PAINTER, J.; Le-Seelleur, V.; Fitzmaurice, B. C.

    2016-01-01

    For both ethical and practical reasons accurate tissue simulant materials are essential for ballistic testing applications. A wide variety of different materials have been previously adopted for such roles, ranging from gelatin to ballistics soap. However, while often well characterised quasi-statically, there is typically a paucity of information on the high strain-rate response of such materials in the literature. Here, building on previous studies by the authors on other tissue analogues, ...

  15. Percentual de degradação das forças liberadas por ligaduras elásticas Force decay rate of orthodontic elastomeric ligatures

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    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar ligaduras elásticas da marca Morelli, dos tipos modular e bengala, nas cores cinza e cristal para determinação do percentual de degradação das forças geradas pelas mesmas. METODOLOGIA: as ligaduras elásticas foram estiradas em estiletes de aço inoxidável com diâmetro de 4mm, imersas em solução de saliva artificial a 37ºC, sendo a intensidade das forças liberadas medidas nos tempos de zero hora, 24 horas, 1 semana, 2 semanas, 3 semanas e 4 semanas, em máquina de ensaios de tração. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: as ligaduras do tipo bengala liberaram, em média e no período de 4 semanas, maior intensidade de força que as do tipo modular. O percentual de degradação das forças liberadas por todas as ligaduras aumentou de forma acentuada entre zero e 24 horas e de forma gradativa após este período, com exceção do 28º dia quando, provavelmente, houve perda das propriedades elásticas das ligaduras. Não foi observado um comportamento constante das ligaduras bengala e modular em relação às cores cinza e cristal.PURPOSE: to evaluate gray and clear module and cane-loaded elastomeric ligatures of the brand Morelli to determine the percentage of decay of the forces they deliver. METHODS: the elastomeric ligatures were stretched over 4mm diameter stainless steel dowels and placed in synthetic saliva bath at 37ºC. The intensity of the forces delivered were taken at start, after 24 hours, one week, two weeks, three weeks and four weeks at a tensile test machine. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: the cane-loaded ligatures delivered, in a period of 4 weeks, in average, greater force intensity than the modules. The percentage of force decay of all ligatures increased rapidly between zero and 24 hours and gradually after that period, except for the 28th day, when probably there was a loss of elastic properties of the ligatures. The researchers did not note any constant behavior in the cane-loaded and module ligatures in relation

  16. W形柔性石墨金属缠绕垫片结构及工艺参数优化试验研究%Experimental Study on Structure and Technology Parameter Optimization of Flexible Graphite Metal Spiral Wound Gasket of W-shape

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    陈庆; 甘树坤; 刘兴德; 刘彦辰

    2014-01-01

    The elastic deformation formula was established through the mechanical model and theoretical analysis.Using the national standard 4.5 mm thickness of winding gasket as a benchmark,three kinds of W-shaped steel band structures were designed respectively with different width of flat steel belt.The compression-recovery performance of the flexible graphite metal spiral wound gasket with different W-shaped steel band structures was studied under different coil compres-sion force and tension force through orthogonal experiments,and the best combination performance parameters of the flexi-ble graphite metal spiral wound gasket were obtained.%通过力学模型和理论分析,建立W形柔性石墨金属缠绕垫片弹性变形公式。以国家标准中4.5 mm厚度的缠绕垫片为基准,分别用不同宽度的平钢带设计出3种W形钢带结构,并通过正交试验研究不同W形钢带结构的柔性石墨内外环缠绕垫片在不同缠绕压紧力和拉紧力时的压缩-回弹性能,得到性能最佳的参数组合。

  17. GC-MS法测定食品包装用塑料垫圈及与其接触的食品中邻苯二甲酸酯类物质含量%Determination of phthalate esters in plastic gasket used in food package and the food inside by GC-MS

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    郝景雯; 张金鹏; 杨向辉

    2014-01-01

    采用超声波萃取-气质联用法测定食品包装用塑料垫圈中5种邻苯二甲酸酯(PAEs)的含量, PAEs添加回收率在83.9%~107.8%之间,标准偏差在1.5%~6.1%之间;此外,对其中包装容器内的食品也进行了检测。结果表明:GC-MS法可以对塑料垫圈中的邻苯二甲酸酯进行定性定量分析,样品垫圈均被检出含有PAEs增塑剂成分,且由于溶出迁移,对所接触的食品造成了不同程度的污染。%Phthalate esters in plastic gasket used in food package was determinate by ultrasonic solvent extraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The recoveries of phthalate esters (PAEs) were from 83.9% to 107.8%, and RSD were from 1.5%to 6.1%. Results showed that PAEs in Plastic Gasket could be identified and quan-tified by GC-MS. PAEs Plasticizer were detected in the plastic gaskets, and the foods inside were also contaminated by PAEs because of the migration.

  18. Long term Integrity of Spent Fuel and Construction Materials and Behaviour of Components for Dry Storage Facilities

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    In Japan, two dry storage facilities at TEPCO and JAPCO sites have been in operation since 1995 and 2002 respectively. The TEPCO dry storage facility was damaged by a Tsunami attack on 11th March 2011. The casks stored in the facility have since been moved to an onsite temporary cask custody area; after confirmation of the integrity of casks. On the other hand, the Tsunami did not attack the dry storage facility at the JAPCO site. The integrity of the storage building and the casks were maintained. In addition, an off-site centralized dry storage facility has been constructed at Mutsu City. Operation of the storage facility is pending a safety re-examination against new safety regulations. Its final storage capacity will be 5000 t(U) and the storage period is up to 50 years. To support storage operations, it is therefore necessary to obtain and evaluate data on the integrity of spent fuels and cask construction materials during long term dry storage. Objectives: Construction materials for dry storage facilities: • To evaluate long-term reliability of welded stainless steel canisters under stress corrosion cracking (SCC) environment, including the critical salt density deposited on the canister to initiate SCC, monitoring, prevention, and the mitigation method of SCC; • To detect and analyze the cover gas leak from canisters; • To evaluate integrity of sealability of metal gasket under long term storage; • To evaluate influence of the vibration on sealing performance of the ageing gasket

  19. 碱锰电池尼龙密封圈爆破压力测试影响因素探究%Study on the influence factors in the test of burst pressure of nylon gasket for alkaline Zn-MnO2 battery

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    李海波; 邹快乐

    2014-01-01

    通过对碱锰电池尼龙密封圈爆破压力测试环境、测试方法等因素的选择与改变,研究了密封圈测试前热处理温度、热处理时间、测试前晾晒时间以及测试环境温度、湿度等因素对尼龙密封圈爆破压力测试值的影响。研究结果表明,热处理温度越高,热处理时间越长,测试值越低;晾晒时间越长,测试值越高;测试温度越高,测试值越低;测试湿度越高,测试值越低。对各因素产生的结果进一步研究,并结合实验发现,各因素的变化对尼龙材料的内部水分造成了影响,也导致测试值的变化。%With the changes of test environment and test methods for burst pressure of alkaline manganese battery nylon gasket,the influences of the heat treatment temperature,heat treat-ment time,drying time before test and test environment factors such as temperature or humidity on the test results are studied.Results show that the higher the heat treatment temperature and the longer the heat treatment time,the lower the test values;the longer the drying time,the higher the test values;the higher the testing temperature,the lower the test values;the higher the test humidity,the lower the test values.After the further study on the effects of various fac-tors and combined with the experiments’results,it is found that the change of the factors would affect the internal moisture of the nylon material,and then lead to the change of test values.

  20. Use of a sub-gasket and soft gas diffusion layer to mitigate mechanical degradation of a hydrocarbon membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cells in wet-dry cycling

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    Ishikawa, Hiroshi; Teramoto, Takeshi; Ueyama, Yasuhiro; Sugawara, Yasushi; Sakiyama, Yoko; Kusakabe, Masato; Miyatake, Kenji; Uchida, Makoto

    2016-09-01

    The mechanical durability of hydrocarbon (HC) membranes, used for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), was evaluated by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) stress protocol involving wet-dry cycling, and the degradation mechanism is discussed. The HC membrane ruptured in the edge region of the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) after 300 cycles due to a concentration of the mechanical stress. Post-test analysis of stress-strain measurements revealed that the membrane mechanical strain decreased more than 80% in the edge region of the MEA and about 50% in the electrode region, compared with the pristine condition. Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) indicated that the average molecular weight of the HC polymer increased slightly, indicating some cross-linking, while the IEC decreased slightly, indicating ionomer degradation. As a result of two types of modifications, a sub-gasket (SG) and a soft gas diffusion layer (GDL) in the MEA edge region, the mechanical stress decreased, and the durability increased, the membrane lasting more than 30,000 cycles without mechanical failure.

  1. Experimental Study on Stress Relaxation of Flexible Graphite Corrugated Metal Gaskets%柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片应力松弛特性试验研究

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    陈庆; 陈利强

    2013-01-01

    According to GB/T 19066.3 test specifications,the experiment on stress relaxation of the flexible graphite corrugated metal gaskets which boasting of φ65.5mm × 50.5mm × 2.5mm in size,three different arc radiuses,wave pitches and number of teeth was implemented so that the factors influencing the stress relaxation can be obtained to guide engineering practice scientifically.%按照GB/T 19066.3的试验条件对标准规格为φ65.5mm×50.5mm×2.5mm、具有3种不同的圆弧半径、波齿距和齿数的柔性石墨金属(柔性石墨+ 06Cr19Ni10)波齿复合垫片进行应力松弛试验,找出应力松弛特性影响因素及其规律,为工程实践提供科学指导.

  2. Welding procedure qualification of automatic submerged arc welding with asbestos gasket for gas liquid separator%液气分离器石棉衬垫法埋弧自动焊焊接工艺评定

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    马世辉; 李小棒

    2013-01-01

    板厚8—12 mm的液气分离器筒体采用埋弧焊+焊条电弧焊的焊接工艺,生产效率低,工作量大,焊接质量不稳定.详述改进后的石棉板衬垫法埋弧自动焊焊接工艺评定过程,焊接工艺评定结果合格.继而在多台液气分离器产品推广应用,实践证明此改进工艺可操作性和适用性强,保证了焊接质量,取得了较好的效果.%Gas liquid separator of 8~12 mm plate thickness is welded in automatic submerged arc welding plus SMAW welding to be provided with low production efficiency,heavy workload,unstable welding quality.This paper details welding procedure qualification of automatic submerged arc welding with asbestos gasket and the results proved to be qualified,then popularization and application in the multiple gas liquid separator turned out to be strong maneuverability and applicability,ensured the welding quality and achieved good results.

  3. Improving of gasket explosion-proof pressure testing device for alkaline Zn/MnO2 battery%碱锰电池密封圈防爆压力检测装置的改进

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    王静峰; 黄晓飞; 李元丽

    2013-01-01

    Based on the original device,gasket explosion-proof pressure testing device for alkaline Zn/MnO2 battery was designed by adding the programmable logic controller,alectronic valves,digital pressure gage and computer data transmission module electrical control link.The testing device had the characteristics of high precision,good stability and easy to operate,the standard deviation of test data was reduced from 0.3 to 0.1.%对原有装置进行改进,增加了可编程序逻辑控制器、电子阀门、数字压力智能表及电脑数据自动传输记录模块等电器控制环节,设计了碱锰电池密封圈防爆压力检测装置.该检测装置具有检测精度高、稳定性好、操作方便等特点,测试数据的标准偏差由原先的0.3降低至0.1之内.

  4. Micromechanics and constitutive models for soft active materials with phase evolution

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    Wang, Binglian

    Soft active materials, such as shape memory polymers, liquid crystal elastomers, soft tissues, gels etc., are materials that can deform largely in response to external stimuli. Micromechanics analysis of heterogeneous materials based on finite element method is a typically numerical way to study the thermal-mechanical behaviors of soft active materials with phase evolution. While the constitutive models that can precisely describe the stress and strain fields of materials in the process of phase evolution can not be found in the databases of some commercial finite element analysis (FEA) tools such as ANSYS or Abaqus, even the specific constitutive behavior for each individual phase either the new formed one or the original one has already been well-known. So developing a computationally efficient and general three dimensional (3D) thermal-mechanical constitutive model for soft active materials with phase evolution which can be implemented into FEA is eagerly demanded. This paper first solved this problem theoretically by recording the deformation history of each individual phase in the phase evolution process, and adopted the idea of effectiveness by regarding all the new formed phase as an effective phase with an effective deformation to make this theory computationally efficient. A user material subroutine (UMAT) code based on this theoretical constitutive model has been finished in this work which can be added into the material database in Abaqus or ANSYS and can be easily used for most soft active materials with phase evolution. Model validation also has been done through comparison between micromechanical FEA and experiments on a particular composite material, shape memory elastomeric composite (SMEC) which consisted of an elastomeric matrix and the crystallizable fibre. Results show that the micromechanics and the constitutive models developed in this paper for soft active materials with phase evolution are completely relied on.

  5. Comparison of Raman spectroscopy vs. high performance liquid chromatography for quality control of complex therapeutic objects: model of elastomeric portable pumps filled with a fluorouracil solution.

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    Bourget, Philippe; Amin, Alexandre; Vidal, Fabrice; Merlette, Christophe; Lagarce, Frédéric

    2014-03-01

    This study compares the performance of a reference method of HPLC to Raman spectroscopy (RS) for the analytical quality control (AQC) of complex therapeutic objects. We assessed a model consisting of a widely used anticancer drug, i.e., 5-fluorouracil, which was compounded in a complex medical device, i.e., an elastomeric portable infusion pump. In view of the main objective, the two methods provided excellent results for the analytical validation key criteria, i.e., trueness, precision and accuracy, ranging from 7.5 to 50mg/mL and in either isotonic sodium or 5% dextrose. The Spearman and Kendall correlation tests (p-value<1×10(-15)) and the statistical studies performed on the graphs confirm a strong correlation in the results between RS and the standard HPLC under the experimental conditions. The selection of a spectral interval between 700 and 1400cm(-1) for both the characterization and quantification by RS was the result of a gradual process optimization, combining matrix and packaging responses. In this new application, we demonstrate at least eight benefits of RS: (a) operator safety, (b) elimination of disposables, (c) elimination of analysis waste, which contributes to the protection of the environment, (d) a fast analytical response of less than 2min, (e) the ability to identify the solubilizing phase, (f) reduction of the risk of errors because no intrusion or dilution are needed, (g) negligible maintenance costs and (h) a reduction in the budget dedicated to technician training. Overall, we indicate the potential of non-intrusive AQC performed by RS, especially when the analysis is not possible using the usual techniques, and the technique's high potential as a contributor to the safety of medication. PMID:24463044

  6. New hose materials for dynamic loads

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    Schulz, P.; Weber, J.; Wohlfarth, L. [Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany)

    2001-07-01

    Dynamically stressed hoses continue to represent a challenge in the various areas where they are used in the automobile. This is true not only as regards the selection of suitable hose materials but also the necessary reinforcement technology. This is due to increasing requirements for temperature and chemical resistance resulting from new and further developments in the field of engines and assemblies. In addition to the 'classic' hose materials with internal and external elastomeric layers in conjunction with reinforcing elements (for example, servo hose or brake hose materials), the beginning of the 1990s saw increasing interest on the part of the automotive industry in hose and pipe materials made of thermoplastic elastomers (for example, TEEE) in the fields of intake and crankcase ventilation as well as plastic / rubber composite concepts for hoses. These plastic / rubber composite designs in particular are to be regarded as tailor-made problem solutions for specific functional and environmental aspects (minimisation of the permeation / emission of liquid or gaseous substances) in conjunction with a dynamic load-bearing capacity. (orig.)

  7. Laser 3D printing with sub-microscale resolution of porous elastomeric scaffolds for supporting human bone stem cells.

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    Petrochenko, Peter E; Torgersen, Jan; Gruber, Peter; Hicks, Lucas A; Zheng, Jiwen; Kumar, Girish; Narayan, Roger J; Goering, Peter L; Liska, Robert; Stampfl, Jürgen; Ovsianikov, Aleksandr

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    A reproducible method is needed to fabricate 3D scaffold constructs that results in periodic and uniform structures with precise control at sub-micrometer and micrometer length scales. In this study, fabrication of scaffolds by two-photon polymerization (2PP) of a biodegradable urethane and acrylate-based photoelastomer is demonstrated. This material supports 2PP processing with sub-micrometer spatial resolution. The high photoreactivity of the biophotoelastomer permits 2PP processing at a scanning speed of 1000 mm s(-1), facilitating rapid fabrication of relatively large structures (>5 mm(3)). These structures are custom printed for in vitro assay screening in 96-well plates and are sufficiently flexible to enable facile handling and transplantation. These results indicate that stable scaffolds with porosities of greater than 60% can be produced using 2PP. Human bone marrow stromal cells grown on 3D scaffolds exhibit increased growth and proliferation compared to smooth 2D scaffold controls. 3D scaffolds adsorb larger amounts of protein than smooth 2D scaffolds due to their larger surface area; the scaffolds also allow cells to attach in multiple planes and to completely infiltrate the porous scaffolds. The flexible photoelastomer material is biocompatible in vitro and is associated with facile handling, making it a viable candidate for further study of complex 3D-printed scaffolds.

  8. An in vitro comparison of the force decay generated by different commercially available elastomeric chains and NiTi closed coil springs Comparação in vitro da degradação da força gerada por cadeias elastoméricas e por molas fechadas de NiTi de diferentes marcas comerciais

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    This in vitro study was designed to compare the forces generated by commercially available elastomeric chains and NiTi closed coil springs, and to determine their force decay pattern. Forty elastomeric chains and forty NiTi closed coil springs were divided into 4 groups according to the following manufacturers: (1) Morelli®, (2) Abzil®, (3) TP Orthodontics® and (4) American Orthodontics®. The specimens were extended to twice their original length and stored in artificial saliva at 37°C. I...

  9. Structural and mechanical characterization of bioresorbable, elastomeric nanocomposites from poly(glycerol sebacate)/nanohydroxyapatite for tissue transport applications.

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    Rosenbalm, Tabitha N; Teruel, Maria; Day, Cynthia S; Donati, George L; Morykwas, Michael; Argenta, Louis; Kuthirummal, Narayanan; Levi-Polyachenko, Nicole

    2016-10-01

    Poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS)/nanohydroxyapatite (nHA) composites were assessed to develop new materials for closure via tissue transport for nonhealing defects (e.g., cleft palate and large skin wounds). The elastic shape memory polymer, PGS, was reinforced with nHA at 3 and 5% loading to increase the mechanical properties compared with the undoped PGS. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was utilized to identify a glass transition temperature (Tg ) of -25°C. X-ray diffraction demonstrated a reduction in the amorphous nature of the material. The Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectral (FTIR-PAS) data showed decreased CO bonding and increased hydrogen bonding with increased nHA incorporation. Composites exhibited Young's moduli in the range of 0.25-0.5 MPa and tensile strength of 1.5-3 N. No significant difference in extension to break (∼50 mm) with addition of nHA was observed. The elastic modulus significantly increased for 5% PGS/nHA compared to 0 and 3% PGS/nHA and tensile strength significantly increased for 3% PGS/nHA compared to 0 and 5% PGS/nHA. Degradation of 5% nHA/PGS significantly increased during the second week compared to PGS 0 and 3% PGS/nHA. The accelerated degradation for 5% PGS/nHA coupled with decreased flexibility and tensile strength implies an interruption in crosslinking. By maintaining flexibility and extension while increasing tensile strength, the 3% PGS/nHA doped satisfied the force range desired for closure of soft tissue defects. Based on this work, PGS with 3% nHA shape memory polymers should serve as a good candidate for closure of nonhealing soft tissues. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl Biomater, 104B: 1366-1373, 2016.

  10. Effect of Aerogel Particle Concentration on Mechanical Behavior of Impregnated RTV 655 Compound Material for Aerospace Applications

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    Firouzeh Sabri

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aerogels are a unique class of materials with superior thermal and mechanical properties particularly suitable for insulating and cryogenic storage applications. It is possible to overcome geometrical restrictions imposed by the rigidity of monolithic polyurea cross-linked silica aerogels by encapsulating micrometer-sized particles in a chemically resistant thermally insulating elastomeric “sleeve.” The ultimate limiting factor for the compound material’s performance is the effect of aerogel particles on the mechanical behavior of the compound material which needs to be fully characterized. The effect of size and concentration of aerogel microparticles on the tensile behavior of aerogel impregnated RTV655 samples was explored both at room temperature and at 77 K. Aerogel microparticles were created using a step-pulse pulverizing technique resulting in particle diameters between 425 μm and 90 μm and subsequently embedded in an RTV 655 elastomeric matrix. Aerogel particle concentrations of 25, 50, and 75 wt% were subjected to tensile tests and behavior of the compound material was investigated. Room temperature and cryogenic temperature studies revealed a compound material with rupture load values dependent on (1 microparticle size and (2 microparticle concentration. Results presented show how the stress elongation behavior depends on each parameter.

  11. Correlation of electrical reactor cable failure with materials degradation

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    Complete circuit failure (shortout) of electrical cables typically used in nuclear power plant containments is investigated. Failure modes are correlated with the mechanical deterioration of the elastomeric cable materials. It is found that for normal reactor operation, electrical cables are reliable and safe over very long periods. During high temperature excursions, however, cables pulled across corners under high stress may short out due to conductor creep. Severe cracking will occur in short times during high temperatures (>1500C) and in times of the order of years at elevated temperatures (1000C to 1400C). A theoretical treatment of stress distribution responsible for creep and for cracking by J.E. Reaugh of Science Applications, Inc. is contained in the Appendix. 29 refs., 32 figs

  12. Frictional force released during sliding mechanics in nonconventional elastomerics and self-ligation: An in vitro comparative study

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    Kumar, Davender; Dua, Vinay; Mangla, Rajat; Solanki, Ravinder; Solanki, Monika; Sharma, Rekha

    2016-01-01

    Aim and Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the frictional forces generated by five different orthodontic brackets when used in combination with stainless steel (SS), titanium molybdenum alloy (TMA), and nickel-titanium (NiTi) archwires in dry conditions at physiological temperature. Materials and Methods: Five different types of maxillary upper right side self-ligating brackets (SLBs) (Damon 3MX, Smart Clip and Carriere LX) and conventional SS brackets (Mini 2000, Optimum Series and Victory Series) with a slot size 0.022 inch were coupled with 0.016” NiTi and 0.019 × 0.025” SS/titanium molybdenum alloy (TMA) archwires. Tests were carried out for each group of the bracket-wire combination at physiological temperature and in the dry state. Frictional forces were measured by Instron universal testing machine. Results: SLB showed lower fictional values in comparison with elastic ligatures. Frictional force increased proportionally to the wire size; TMA and NiTi archwires presented higher frictional resistance than SS archwires. Conclusion: SS brackets tied with conventional ligatures produced high and low friction when ligated with SLBs with passive clip. PMID:27433047

  13. Manipulation of mechanical compliance of elastomeric PGS by incorporation of halloysite nanotubes for soft tissue engineering applications.

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    Chen, Qi-Zhi; Liang, Shu-Ling; Wang, Jiang; Simon, George P

    2011-11-01

    Poly (glycerol sebacate) (PGS) is a promising elastomer for use in soft tissue engineering. However, it is difficult to achieve with PGS a satisfactory balance of mechanical compliance and degradation rate that meet the requirements of soft tissue engineering. In this work, we have synthesised a new PGS nanocomposite system filled with halloysite nanotubes, and mechanical properties, as well as related chemical characters, of the nanocomposites were investigated. It was found that the addition of nanotubular halloysite did not compromise the extensibility of material, compared with the pure PGS counterpart; instead the elongation at rupture was increased from 110 (in the pure PGS) to 225% (in the 20 wt% composite). Second, Young's modulus and resilience of 3-5 wt% composites were ∼0.8 MPa and >94% respectively, remaining close to the level of pure PGS which is desired for applications in soft tissue engineering. Third, an important feature of the 1-5 wt% composites was their stable mechanical properties over an extended period, which could allow the provision of reliable mechanical support to damaged tissues during the lag phase of the healing process. Finally, the in vitro study indicated that the addition of halloysite slowed down the degradation rate of the composites. In conclusion, the good compliance, enhanced stretchability, stable mechanical behavior over an extended period, and reduced degradation rates make the 3-5 wt% composites promising candidates for application in soft tissue engineering.

  14. Fabrication and characterization of elastomeric scaffolds comprised of a citric acid-based polyester/hydroxyapatite microcomposite

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    Highlights: • Porous scaffolds were prepared from polymer/hydroxyapatite (POC/HA) composite. • The pore size was designed to be uniform for all POC/HA composite scaffolds. • Compression strength and modulus are dependent on HA concentration within composite. - Abstract: In this paper we describe an effective technical route for the production of porous scaffolds from microcomposite material consistent of citric acid-based polyester elastomer and hydroxyapatite microparticles with potential use in tissue engineering applications. Fabricated scaffolds were characterized by field emission electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infra-red spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis and mechanical tests. We demonstrate that the chemical composition, scaffold morphology, mechanical integrity and porosity of the produced microcomposite scaffolds are strongly affected by variation of the initial hydroxyapatite concentration in the mineral-polymer mixture during the fabrication process. This polyester/mineral scaffold exhibits versatility in compression modulus and strength in the range of 21.72–33.25 KPa and 49.92–101.48 KPa respectively, corresponding to the hydroxyapatite concentration in the composite (10–30 wt.%)

  15. Replication of microchannel structures in WC-Co feedstock using elastomeric replica moulds by hot embossing process.

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    Sahli, M; Gelin, J-C; Barrière, T

    2015-10-01

    Hot embossing is a net shaping process that is able to produce the micro-components of polymers with intrinsic and complex shapes at lower cost compared with machining and injection moulding. However, the emboss of hard metals, such as WC-Co, is more challenging due to their high thermal conductivity and ease of agglomeration. Thus, a WC-Co alloy mixed with a wax-based binder feedstock was selected. The formed feedstock exhibited pseudo-plastic flow and was successfully embossed (green part). Here, we developed a novel process that is used to replicate polymer microfluidic chips while simultaneously reducing the channel surface roughness of the mould insert, yielding optical-grade (less than 100 nm surface roughness) channels and reservoirs. This paper concerns the replication of metallic microfluidic mould inserts in WC-Co and the parameters associated with feedstock formation via a hot embossing process. A suitable formulation for micro-powder hot embossing has been established and characterised by thermogravimetric analyses and measurements of mixing torques to verify and quantify the homogeneity of the proposed feedstocks. The relative density of the samples increased with processing temperature, and almost fully dense materials were obtained. In this work, the effects of the sintering temperature on the physical properties were systematically analysed. The evolution of the metal surface morphology during the hot embossing process was also investigated. The results indicate that the feedstock can be used to manufacture micro-fluidic die mould cavities with a low roughness, proper dimensions and good shape retention. The shrinkage of the sintered part was approximately 19-24% compared with that of the brown part. PMID:26117760

  16. 关于船用垫片禁用石棉的探讨%Discussion on Asbestos Being Banned in Marine Gasket

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    徐营杰; 徐燕铭; 滕宪斌

    2012-01-01

    Asbestos is always the darling of shipbuilding industry. But it becomes a kind of unwelcome material since the birth of more and more stringent environmental protection conventions, which should cause the attention of shipyards or dockyards. According to the asbestos problem found in one inspection carried by Australian environment protection bureau, this paper gives a brief discussion on asbestos material and proposed substitute materials.%随着越来越严格的环保公约的颁布与实施,曾广泛使用的石棉已经成为一种不受欢迎的材料,对此各大造船厂或者修船厂应引起注意文章针对天津新河船舶重工有限公司(以下简称“公司”)在一次澳大利亚环境保护局的检查过程中发现的石棉问题,对石棉材料相关问题进行了探讨,并提出了替代材料的建议

  17. Estudo comparativo entre as diferentes cores de ligaduras elásticas Comparative study of different colors of molded elastomeric ligatures

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    Mariana Martins e Martins

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar as diversas cores de ligaduras elásticas do tipo modular da marca Morelli. METODOLOGIA: estas ligaduras foram estiradas em cilindros de aço inoxidável com diâmetro aproximado de um braquete de incisivo central superior, imersas em saliva artificial a 37ºC e tiveram suas forças medidas em uma máquina de ensaios de tração, antes da colocação nos estiletes (0h e após 24 horas de imersão em saliva artificial. Os resultados foram obtidos através de um computador que opera conectado à máquina de tração e foram submetidos a testes estatísticos (ANOVA e Tuckey com pAIM: the purpose of this study was to evaluate the different colors of molded elastomerics ligatures from Morelli trademark. METHODS: the ligatures were stretched over stainless dowels with a circumference approximating that of upper central incisor bracket. They were immersed in a synthetic saliva bath at 37ºC and had force levels measured at initial (0h and after 24 hours of immersion. The results were obtained from a computer connected to a traction machine and were submitted to statistical analysis (ANOVA e Tuckey with p<0.05. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: the medium values were md=0.3792KgF for 0h and md=0.1286KgF for 24h and the percentage of force decay were 66.07% ± 2.31%. The results revealed statically differences between forces delivered in 0h and 24h. At 0h, there were differences statistically significance between some colors of ligatures before the action of the time and the immersion in artificial saliva bath, with higher values for the pearl (md=0.4024KgF and minors values for the slight green (md=0.3511KgF. At 24h, it was also find differences statistically significances between some colors, but the distribution was different than the observed at 0h. The slight green, red, yellow and white colors had the minor percentage of force decay, in which slight green showed the best behavior (62.60%. However, the pearl, silver and gray had the highest

  18. Novel methods and self-reinforced composite materials for assessment and prevention of mechanically assisted corrosion in modular implants

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    Ouellette, Eric S.

    effectively insulate CoCrMo/Ti6Al4V alloy interfaces during cyclic fretting motion at contact stresses similar to those that might be experienced in modular taper junctions. SRC-PEEK and SRC-PE reduced fretting currents by approximately two orders of magnitude as compared to metal-metal interfaces, and sliding mechanics for SRC-PEEK lined samples were similar to metal-metal interfaces, while SRC-PE samples created a much lower COF at the interface. Finally, SRC-PEEK and SRC-PE gaskets were created to sleeve the trunnions of modular tapers and insulate the head from the trunnion. Cyclic fretting corrosion techniques were employed to assess the ability of SRCs to reduce or prevent the onset of fretting corrosion in the modular taper junction. In a set of three short-term tests assessing the effects of incremented cyclic loads, frequencies, and working electrode potential, SRC lined samples prevented the onset of fretting corrosion and had significantly lower currents than severely corroding metal-metal samples. In long-term million cycle cyclic fretting corrosion testing, the SRC gaskets did not experience failure at any point throughout the test and did not allow for the onset of corrosion currents. Inspection of the gaskets following all testing confirmed that the SRC gaskets withstood the high contact stresses and abrasive fretting motion experienced during the cyclic tests performed, indicating that SRC-PEEK and SRC-PE may be suitable candidates as new materials to prevent the onset of fretting corrosion in modular taper junctions.

  19. Analysis of properties of the materials of the sealed gasket for alkaline Zn/MnO2 battery%碱锰电池密封圈材料的特性分析

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    杨林; 曾祥政; 杨广全

    2005-01-01

    对碱锰电池密封圈材料--聚丙烯和尼龙66,从理论数据和实际应用等方面作了详细的特性分析,指出在一定时间内,两种材料将同时被作为密封圈材料,并探讨了国产化的可能性.

  20. Accuracy of stone casts obtained by different impression materials

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    Adriana Cláudia Lapria Faria

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    Full Text Available Several impression materials are available in the Brazilian marketplace to be used in oral rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of different impression materials used for fixed partial dentures following the manufacturers' instructions. A master model representing a partially edentulous mandibular right hemi-arch segment whose teeth were prepared to receive full crowns was used. Custom trays were prepared with auto-polymerizing acrylic resin and impressions were performed with a dental surveyor, standardizing the path of insertion and removal of the tray. Alginate and elastomeric materials were used and stone casts were obtained after the impressions. For the silicones, impression techniques were also compared. To determine the impression materials' accuracy, digital photographs of the master model and of the stone casts were taken and the discrepancies between them were measured. The data were subjected to analysis of variance and Duncan's complementary test. Polyether and addition silicone following the single-phase technique were statistically different from alginate, condensation silicone and addition silicone following the double-mix technique (p .05 to alginate and addition silicone following the double-mix technique, but different from polysulfide. The results led to the conclusion that different impression materials and techniques influenced the stone casts' accuracy in a way that polyether, polysulfide and addition silicone following the single-phase technique were more accurate than the other materials.

  1. Research Status of Toughening Nylon Material%尼龙增韧材料的研究现状

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    霍丽; 姜巧娟

    2014-01-01

    探讨了国内外尼龙材料增韧研究的现状,目前尼龙材料增韧主要集中于以下几个方面:用尼龙与弹性体共混制备超韧尼龙,包括聚烯烃类弹性体增韧尼龙,苯乙烯类嵌段共聚物增韧尼龙,核-壳型冲击改性剂增韧尼龙,以及离聚物为增容剂增韧尼龙;无机刚性粒子增韧尼龙,能在提高材料的抗冲击性能的同时,保证不降低其拉伸强度和刚性;有机刚性粒子增韧尼龙。%The present situation of toughening research at home and abroad of nylon was discussed .The aspects of toughened nylon material were focused on that nylon and elastomeric was prepared by blending of super tough nylon , including polyolefin elastomeric toughened nylon , styrene block copolymer toughening agent toughened nylon , nylon modified core-shell impact , as well as from copolymer as compatibilizer toughened nylon , the rigid inorganic particles toughened nylon , can improve the impact properties of materials and guaranteed not to decrease of tensile strength and rigidity, and organic rigid particle toughened nylon.

  2. GC-FID法测定食品级瓶盖垫圈中五种邻苯二甲酸酯类增塑剂的含量%Determination of Five Phthalic Acid Esters Plasticizers in Food-Grade Lid Gasket by GC-FID

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    谢利; 于江; 李霞; 张国柱; 王仕宝; 任鹏刚

    2011-01-01

    采用气相色谱氢火焰离子化检测(GC-FID)方法对市场销售的四种食品包装瓶盖塑料垫圈中邻苯二甲酸二(2-乙基己基)酯(DEHP)、邻苯二甲酸二异壬酯(DINP)、邻苯二甲酸二异癸酯(DIDP)、邻苯二甲酸丁基苄基酯(BBP)、邻苯二甲酸二正丁酯(DBP)五种增塑剂的含量进行了测定.该方法线性关系良好,五种化合物的相关系数为0.998 1~0.999 8,检出限为0.9~2.9μg/mL.通过实验选取了测定五种邻苯二甲酸酯的最佳提取条件:采用甲苯为提取剂,索氏提取时间为5h.五种化合物的回收率为86.9%~103.1%,相对标准偏差(RSD)为3.75%.结果表明,酒精饮料、罐头瓶盖垫圈中含有增塑剂DEHP,含量分别为23.3%和35.5%,其余两种瓶盖垫圈中未检出这五种增塑剂.%Gas chromatography-flame ionization detection ( GC-FID) analysis method is used to determine contents of five phthalic acid esters (PAEs) plasticizers, including di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DE-HP) ,di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) ,di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) ,butylbenzyl phthalate (BBP) and din-butyl phthalate ( DBP) in four kinds of food packaging lid gaskets. The linear relation of this method is much better; and the correlated coefficients of the compounds of five kinds are 0.998 1 ~0. 999 8; and their detection limits are in the range of 0.9 ~2. 9 jxg/mL. The best extracting conditions for determining 5 kinds of phthalic acid esters are selected via experiments; methylbenzene is adopted as the extracting solvent and the extraction time is 5 hours. The recovery rate of the five compounds is 86. 9% ~ 103. 1% , and the relative standard deviation ( RSD) is 3.75%. The results indicate in the four kinds of food packaging lid gasket, the content of DEHP in alcoholic drinks packaging lid gasket and can packaging lid gasket is 23. 3% and 35. 5% respectively, the five kinds of plasticizer are not detected in the rest of other two lid gaskets.

  3. Space Environment Effects on Silicone Seal Materials

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    deGroh, Henry C., III; Daniels, Christopher C.; Dever, Joyce A.; Miller, Sharon K.; Waters, Deborah L.; Finkbeiner, Joshua R.; Dunlap, Patrick H.; Steinetz, Bruce M.

    2010-01-01

    A docking system is being developed by the NASA to support future space missions. It is expected to use redundant elastomer seals to help contain cabin air during dockings between two spacecraft. The sealing surfaces are exposed to the space environment when vehicles are not docked. In space, the seals will be exposed to temperatures between 125 to -75 C, vacuum, atomic oxygen, particle and ultraviolet radiation, and micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD). Silicone rubber is the only class of space flight-qualified elastomeric seal material that functions across the expected temperature range. NASA Glenn has tested three silicone elastomers for such seal applications: two provided by Parker (S0899-50 and S0383-70) and one from Esterline (ELA-SA-401). The effects of atomic oxygen (AO), UV and electron particle radiation, and vacuum on the properties of these three elastomers were examined. Critical seal properties such as leakage, adhesion, and compression set were measured before and after simulated space exposures. The S0899-50 silicone was determined to be inadequate for extended space seal applications due to high adhesion and intolerance to UV, but both S0383-70 and ELA-SA-401 seals were adequate.

  4. Effects of deformation characteristics of metal frameworks on mechanical performance of corrugated gaskets composited with flexible graphite%不同金属骨架变形特性对柔性石墨复合垫片力学性能的影响

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    杨栋君; 顾伯勤

    2013-01-01

    By finite element numerical simulation ABAQUS software,the deformation performance of metallic frameworks of flexible graphite gaskets reinforced by corrugated metal sheet with different tooth number,tooth depth and tooth thickness were investigated.The corrugated shape frameworks with tooth number N =3-7,tooth depth H =0.3-0.7 mm,and the tooth thickness t =1-1.6 mm had better compressionresilience performance.The compression of composite gaskets was mostly provided by flexible graphite while its resilience was mainly dependent on the structure form and parameters of metallic frameworks.Numerical research was performed to study the compression and resilience performance of the gasket composed of corrugated metallic framework and flexible graphite.The structure parameters of metallic framework were optimized to obtain the best compressibility and maximum resilience rate.The optimized parameters were as follows:tooth number N =3,tooth depth H =0.7 mm,tooth thickness t =1 mm,and the thickness of the flexible graphite layer T =1.5 mm.%采用ABAQUS有限元数值模拟研究柔性石墨金属波齿复合垫片的不同金属骨架在一定齿数、齿深和齿厚时的变形特性,在齿数N=3 ~7、齿深H=0.3~0.7 mm、齿厚t=1~1.6 mm参数组合下的波纹形金属骨架的压缩回弹性能较好.复合垫片的压缩量主要由柔性石墨提供,而回弹量则主要取决于金属骨架的结构形式和参数.对波纹形金属骨架与柔性石墨复合后的垫片的压缩回弹性能进行了数值研究,以复合垫片最佳压缩率和最大回弹率为目标,对金属骨架的结构参数进行了优化,优化后的波纹形复合垫片的骨架结构参数为齿数N=3,齿深H=0.7mm和齿厚t=1 mm;柔性石墨层厚度T=1.5 mm.

  5. Materials selection guidelines for geothermal power systems. First edition

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    DeBerry, D.W.; Ellis, P.F.; Thomas, C.C.

    1978-09-01

    Nine potential power cycles are defined and diagrammed for the generation of electricity from geothermal fluids. General fluid properties that influence the applicability of power cycles to a particular geothermal resource are discussed. The corrosivity of individual process streams in power cycles is described based on variations in chemical composition and temperature. Results of materials performance tests are analyzed based on the chemical composition of the corrosive medium and physical factors such as temperature, duration of exposure, and fluid velocity. The key chemical components in geothermal fluids that are significant in determining corrosivity are identified. Both summarized and detailed results of materials performance tests in U.S. liquid-dominated resources are given. Seven U.S. liquid-dominated KGRA's are classified according to relative corrosiveness and their key chemical components are defined. The various forms and mechanisms of corrosive attack that can occur in geothermal process streams are described. The application of nonmetallic materials in geothermal environments is discussed. The appendices contain information on (1) operating experience at geothermal power plants, (2) corrosion in desalination facilities, (3) reliability of geothermal plants, (4) elastomeric materials, (5) comparative alloy costs, and (6) geothermal equipment manufacturers. (MHR)

  6. Grant Writing without Blowing a Gasket

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    Vandenbroek, Alicia

    2010-01-01

    In today's economic downturn budget cut is becoming more and more common. Even libraries seen as a vital part of the educational process are subject to reductions because districts are suffering financially. The answer? Grants. They aren't a perfect solution, but there is a lot of financial support available for those who ask. Besides the monetary…

  7. 应用预成弹性印模桩临床制取桩核印模的初步观察%Preliminary observation of using prefabricated elastomeric post for post and core impression

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    孙琼; 施生根; 张凯; 牛忠英; 洪彪; 闫澍

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the application of a proprietary preformed elastomeric post on preparation of post and core impression in clinical practice. Methods:Seventy endodontically treated single-root canal teeth with large defects of tooth structure were enrolled. The method of using the prefabricated elastomeric impression post proprietarily developed by our research group (experimental group) and the traditional method (control group) were used and evaluated on prepara-tion of post and core impression, respectively. Result: The impression defects in experimental and control groups were 44.29%and 74.29%, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.01). The apical impression defects in experimental and control groups were 2.96%and 41.43%, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.01). The post body defects in experimental and control groups were 4.29%and 35.71%, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.01). The available rate in experiment group was significantly higher than the control (93.75%vs 60.00%). Conclusion:The propri-etary prefabricated elastomeric impression post could improve post and core impression integrity during clinical practice.%目的:评估本课题组自主研制的预成弹性印模桩临床制取桩核印模的效果。方法:用预成弹性印模桩法(实验组)和传统方法(对照组)分别对70颗牙体大面积缺损、根管治疗后要求桩核冠修复的单根管患牙各制取桩核印模,观察两种方法制取桩核印模的完整性。结果:实验组和对照组印模桩核区印模缺陷的发生率分别为44.29%、74.29%,两者之间的差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);实验组和对照组印模缺陷在根尖部的发生率分别为2.96%、41.43%,两者之间的差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);实验组和对照组印模缺陷在桩体部的发生率分别为4.29%、35.71%,两者之间的差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);实验组和对照组桩

  8. Compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with elastomers

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    Hamed, G.R.; Seiple, R.H.

    1992-10-01

    Information contained in this report is designed to assist the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry in the selection of suitable elastomeric gasket and seal materials that will prove useful in various refrigerant and refrigeration lubricant environments. 97% of the swell measurements have been made to date. The other 3% of the measurements are contingent on the availability of additional quantities of R-32. Swell behavior in the fluids have been determined using weight and in situ diameter measurements for the refrigerants and weight, diameter and thickness measurements for the lubricants. Weight and diameter measurements are repeated after 2 hours and 24 hours for samples removed from the refrigerant test fluids and 24 hours after removal from the lubricants.

  9. Compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with elastomers. Quarterly report, 1 July 1992--30 September 1992

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    Hamed, G.R.; Seiple, R.H.

    1992-10-01

    Information contained in this report is designed to assist the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry in the selection of suitable elastomeric gasket and seal materials that will prove useful in various refrigerant and refrigeration lubricant environments. 97% of the swell measurements have been made to date. The other 3% of the measurements are contingent on the availability of additional quantities of R-32. Swell behavior in the fluids have been determined using weight and in situ diameter measurements for the refrigerants and weight, diameter and thickness measurements for the lubricants. Weight and diameter measurements are repeated after 2 hours and 24 hours for samples removed from the refrigerant test fluids and 24 hours after removal from the lubricants.

  10. Effect of reactive adhesives on the tensile bond strength of polyvinyl siloxane impression materials to methyl methacrylate tray material.

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    Ona, Masahiro; Takahashi, Hidekazu; Sato, Masayuki; Igarashi, Yoshimasa; Wakabayashi, Noriyuki

    2010-05-01

    The effect of new adhesives on the bond strength of elastomeric impression materials to acrylic trays was evaluated. Two polyvinyl siloxane impression materials (Fusion and Imprinsis) with reactive adhesives and one (Examix) with a conventional adhesive were tested. Flat, double-sided plates of auto-polymerizing methyl methacrylate (10 x 10 x 2.5 mm) were prepared with one of the adhesives. Five specimens were prepared by injecting each impression material into a 2-mm gap between the two plates. Tensile tests were conducted until separation failure occurred. The mean bond strengths of Fusion (1.0 MPa) and Imprinsis (0.8 MPa) were significantly greater than that of Examix (0.2 MPa). On the contrary, one of five Fusion showed adhesive failure mode while all the Imprinsis exhibited mixed failure. The conflicting results were presumably attributed to the mean tear strength of Fusion (0.8 N/mm) being higher than that of Imprinsis (0.5 N/mm).

  11. Test of Seal System for Flexible Pipe End Fitting

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    Banke, Lars; Jensen, Thomas Gregers

    1999-01-01

    be tested up to 130oC and 51.7 MPa. Pressure, temperature and the mechanical behaviours of the pipe are measured for use in further research. The set-up is used to test the efficiency of the seal system as function of parameters such as cross sectional shapes of the gaskets, tolerances between gaskets...... and inner liner, number of gaskets, surface roughness and gasket material....

  12. Characterisation of Materials used in Flex Bearings of Large Solid Rocket Motors

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Solid rocket motors are propulsion devices for both satellite launchers and missiles, which require guidance and steering to fly along a programmed trajectory and to compensate for flight disturbances. A typical solid rocket motor consists of motor case, solid propellant grain, motor insulation, igniter and nozzle. In most solid rocket motors, thrust vector control (TVC is required. One of the most efficient methods of TVC is by flex nozzle system. The flex nozzle consists of a flexible bearing made of an elastomeric material alternating with reinforcement rings of metallic or composite material. The material characterisation of AFNOR 15CDV6 steel and the natural rubber-based elastomer developed for use in flex nozzle are discussed. This includes testing, modelling of the material, selection of a material model suitable for analysis, and the validation of material model.Defence Science Journal, 2011, 61(3, pp.264-269, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.61.52

  13. Measurement of surface acoustic wave velocity using phase shift mask and application on thin film of thermoelectric material

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    Li, Dongyao; Zhao, Peng; Gunning, Noel; Johnson, David; Zhao, Ji-Cheng; Cahill, David

    2014-03-01

    We describe a convenient approach for measuring the velocity vSAW of surface acoustic waves (SAWs) of the near-surface layer of a material through optical pump-probe measurements and apply this method, in combination with conventional picosecond acoustics, to determine a subset of the elastic constants of thin films of semiconducting misfit layered compounds. SAWs with a wavelength of 700 nm are generated and detected using an elastomeric polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) phase-shift mask which is fabricated using a commercially-available Si grating as a mold. The velocity of SAWs of [(SnSe)1.04]m[MoSe2]n synthesized by elemental reactants show subtle variations in their elastic constants as a function of m and n. Precise measurements of elastic constants will enable a better understanding of interfacial stiffness in nanoscale multilayers and the effects of phonon focusing on thermal conductivity.

  14. Understanding Materials

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    Katsioloudis, Petros J.

    2010-01-01

    Almost everything people have ever done has involved materials. Historical evidence indicates that "engineered materials" have been available and utilized for the benefit of humankind since the Neolithic period, beginning about 10,000 BC. Some of these materials have been in existence for thousands of years. At first, materials consisted of wood,…

  15. Materials Development

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    Brian Tomlinson

    2005-01-01

    @@ Introduction Materials development is both a field of study and a practical undertaking. As a field it studies the principles and procedures of the design, implementation and evaluation and adaptation of language teaching materials, by teachers for their own classrooms and by materials writers for sale or distribution. Ideally these two aspects of materials development are interactive in that the theoretical studies inform and are informed by the development and use of classroom materials (e. g. Tomlinson 1998c).

  16. Long term integrity of spent fuel and construction materials for dry storage facilities

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    In Japan, two dry storage facilities at reactor sites have already been operating since 1995 and 2002, respectively. Additionally, a large scale dry storage facility away from reactor sites is under safety examination for license near the coast and desired to start its operation in 2010. Its final storage capacity is 5,000tU. It is therefore necessary to obtain and evaluate the related data on integrity of spent fuels loaded into and construction materials of casks during long term dry storage. The objectives are: - Spent fuel rod: To evaluate hydrogen migration along axial fuel direction on irradiated claddings stored for twenty years in air; To evaluate pellet oxidation behaviour for high burn-up UO2 fuels; - Construction materials for dry storage facilities: To evaluate long term reliability of welded stainless steel canister under stress corrosion cracking (SCC) environment; To evaluate long term integrity of concrete cask under carbonation and salt attack environment; To evaluate integrity of sealability of metal gasket under long term storage and short term accidental impact force.

  17. Refrigeration engineering: Creep behaviour of elastomeric insulation materials. Physical fundamentals of moisture-intake by vapour diffusion; Kaeltetechnik: Langzeitverhalten von elastomeren Daemmstoffen. Physikalische Grundlagen der Feuchtigkeits-Aufnahme durch Dampfdiffusion

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    Stoerkmann, M.

    2006-04-28

    The most important tasks for a refrigeration insulation are the avoidance of dew water and the minimization of energy losses during the complete operation period of the device. During this time for dimensioning of insulation it must be taken into account that energy losses due to moisture influx can increase drastically. A more reliable insulation system, presented here, has to protect against inadmissible soaking. (GL)

  18. EFFICIENCY OF VIBRATION-DAMPING GASKETS WITH DRY FRICTION FOR REDUCTION NOISE OF CIRCULAR WOODWORKING MACHINES Эффективность вибродемпфирующих прокладок с сухим трением для снижение шума от круглопильных деревообрабатывающих станков

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    Osmolovsky D. S.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Reasonable new design for reduction noise for saw disks of woodworking machines, in which gaskets with the dry friction, placed under clamping flange are used, is shown. Experimentally received results, characterizing dissipative and acoustic properties of this design

  19. Materials Chemistry

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    2011-01-01

    The 2nd edition of Materials Chemistry builds on the strengths that were recognized by a 2008 Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA). Materials Chemistry addresses inorganic-, organic-, and nano-based materials from a structure vs. property treatment, providing a suitable breadth and depth coverage of the rapidly evolving materials field. The 2nd edition continues to offer innovative coverage and practical perspective throughout. After briefly defining materials chemistry and its history, seven chapters discuss solid-state chemistry, metals, semiconducting materials, organic "soft" materials, nanomaterials, and materials characterization. All chapters have been thoroughly updated and expanded with, for example, new sections on ‘soft lithographic’ patterning, ‘click chemistry’ polymerization, nanotoxicity, graphene, as well as many biomaterials applications. The polymer and ‘soft’ materials chapter represents the largest expansion for the 2nd edition. Each ch...

  20. Functional materials

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    It is a compilation of chapters written by active researchers and offer information and critical insights about semiconducting materials and devices, dielectric and ferroelectric materials, magnetic materials, composites and other functional materials. In the book, the functional materials are discussed from the mixed valences and stoichiometry points of view, to understand the structural evolution and transformation of different material systems - in particular, the role played by crystal structures in property control of functional materials using advanced characterization techniques. The book examines the properties, soft-chemistry preparations, electronic structures and crystal structures of transition and rare earth metals and their oxides. The book presents a strong argument that functional materials system is the future direction of the multidisciplinary research involving physics, chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering, with emphasis on device applications. Papers relevant to INIS are indexed separately

  1. Contrast Materials

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    ... adverse reaction, you should tell your doctor about: allergies to contrast materials, food, drugs, dyes, preservatives, or animals medications ... These include: previous adverse reactions to iodine-based contrast materials history of ... disease dehydration sickle cell anemia , polycythemia and ...

  2. Analytic Materials

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    Milton, Graeme W

    2016-01-01

    The theory of inhomogeneous analytic materials is developed. These are materials where the coefficients entering the equations involve analytic functions. Three types of analytic materials are identified. The first two types involve an integer $p$. If $p$ takes its maximum value then we have a complete analytic material. Otherwise it is incomplete analytic material of rank $p$. For two-dimensional materials further progress can be made in the identification of analytic materials by using the well-known fact that a $90^\\circ$ rotation applied to a divergence free field in a simply connected domain yields a curl-free field, and this can then be expressed as the gradient of a potential. Other exact results for the fields in inhomogeneous media are reviewed. Also reviewed is the subject of metamaterials, as these materials provide a way of realizing desirable coefficients in the equations.

  3. Materials Engineering

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    Fidancevska, Emilija; Srebrenkoska, Vineta

    2013-01-01

    The material presented in this book is the last part from the five books series which are resulte of the aforementioned project. Sustainable development, pariculary for industry was the base for developing of these educative materials. Part of the contents presented in the previous books covered the temas which generally are connected with sustainable development, but this book coveres the types of materials in general and the management of the waste materials. The nowdays f...

  4. Occurence and implications of radiation dose-rate effects for material aging studies

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    Gillen, Kenneth T.; Clough, Roger L.

    A number of commercial cable materials, including ethylene propylene rubber and crosslinked polyolefin insulations and chloroprene and chlorosulfonated polyethylene jackets have been radiation aged in air and nitrogen at radiation dose rates ranging from approximately 10 3 to 10 6{rad}/{hr}. Material degradation was followed using ultimate tensile properties (elongation and tensile strength), swelling measurements and infrared spectroscopy. The tensile results indicate that in air environments radiation dose rate effects are important for all four materials, with more mechanical damage occurring as the dose rate is lowered. These results are interpreted as coming from a competition between crosslinking and oxidative scission in which scission becomes more important as the dose rate is lowered. The swelling results offer direct evidence in support of this interpretation. In addition the infrared results show increased carbonyl content at lower dose rates, also indicative of increased oxidation. The conclusions of this study have important implications for the qualification of elastomeric materials for nuclear applications, since they clearly indicate that the mechanism of degradation is quite different (and the amount usually more severe) under low dose rate exposures compared to the mechanism occurring under the high dose rate exposures normally utilized for stimulating the natural aging.

  5. A new generation of sterile and radiopaque impression materials: an in vitro cytotoxicity study.

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    Coppi, Chiara; Paolinelli Devincenzi, Chiara; Bortolini, Sergio; Consolo, Ugo; Tiozzo, Roberta

    2007-07-01

    Impression materials are largely used to record the geometry of dental tissue. Hence, the assessment of their possible cytotoxicity is a necessary step in the evaluation of their biocompatibility. The present study is carried out to evaluate the cytotoxicity of a new elastomeric sterile and radiopaque impression material. Human gingival fibroblasts, cultured in vitro are exposed directly to Elite Implant in three different viscosities, heavy, medium, and light. At 3, 9, 24, 48, and 72 h, the cellular proliferation is evaluated. In parallel, human gingival fibroblasts are exposed indirectly by means of fluid extracts of Elite Implant. The cellular viability is evaluated by 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, (MTT) assay (Sigma, St Louis, Mo). The gingival fibroblasts proliferation and viability are unaffected by the presence of Elite Implant. This new impression material may represent a safe medical device for clinical and surgical applications. In addition, this material is radiopaque and, thus, can be identified radiographically. PMID:17065163

  6. 近断层区桥梁组合使用板式橡胶支座和黏滞阻尼器方法探讨%Study on Application of Viscous Dampers Installed in Continuous Bridges on Elastomeric Pad Bearings in Near-Fault Regions

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    汤虎; 张洁; 李建中

    2012-01-01

    选择具有脉冲性质的近断层区地震动记录和无脉冲地震动记录作为地震输入,考察了近场脉冲型地震动对我国常见的板式橡胶支座类型桥梁地震反应的影响.针对国内外抗震规范及学者提出的橡胶支座与黏滞阻尼器组合使用方法,研究了近场脉冲型地震动作用下板式橡胶支座桥梁组合使用黏滞阻尼器的减震效果,探讨了橡胶支座与黏滞阻尼器组合使用时可能存在的问题.结果表明,近场脉冲型地震动对桥梁结构地震反应影响明显,显著增大了板式橡胶支座桥梁的墩柱地震力、梁体地震位移及梁体残余位移;组合使用黏滞阻尼器方法虽能一定程度上控制梁体地震位移及残余位移,但同时以增大墩柱地震反应为代价;近场脉冲型地震动作用下,板式橡胶支座桥梁支座滑动后整桥体系缺乏自恢复力、震后存在梁体残余位移,组合使用黏滞阻尼器无法根本解决,可在支座与墩、梁间设置连接措施加以改善.%Based on ground motion records with or without pulse effect recorded in near or far-fault regions, the influence of near-fault pulse-like ground motions on seismic responses of continuous bridges on elastomeric pad bearings which are commonly used in China are analyzed in this paper. As recommended by some scholars and guide specifications for seismic design at home and abroad, the damping effect of the method in which viscous dampers are used in combination with elastomeric pad bearings in continuous bridges is studied, and the possible defect of the method is discussed. The results show that the influence of the near-fault pulse-like ground motions on bridge structures is apparent, which significantly increases the seismic forces of piers and girder maximum and residual displacement. Adopting viscous dampers in combination in bridges on elastomeric pad bearings can reduce maximum and residual displacement of the girder to some certain

  7. Engineering materials

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    2002-01-01

    One element of the CIVCAL project Web-based resources containing images, tables, texts and associated data of the Engineering Materials such as concrete, metals and wood. Portland Cement Concrete is a particulate composite consisting of a continuous binder phase, the cementitious matrix and a dispersed particulate phase, the aggregates. Metals as construction material are an important construction material. They possess characteristics such as strength, stiffness, toughness and ductili...

  8. Material Systems

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    Jensen, Mads Brath; Mortensen, Henrik Rubæk; Mullins, Michael;

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes and reflects upon the results of an investigative project which explores the setting up of a material system - a parametric and generative assembly consisting of and taking into consideration material properties, manufacturing constraints and geometric behavior. The project...... approaches the subject through the construction of a logic-driven system aiming to explore the possibilities of a material system that fulfills spatial, structural and performative requirements concurrently and how these are negotiated in situations where they might be conflicting....

  9. Materializing ideas

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    Strandvad, Sara Malou

    2011-01-01

    Based on a qualitative study of development processes in the Danish film industry, this article sketches a socio-material perspective for analysing the production of culture. Whereas previous studies of cultural production have identified social factors in cultural production, this article sets out...... it is becoming materialized....

  10. Composite Materials

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    Nielsen, Lauge Fuglsang

    . The book enables the reader to a better understanding of the behavior of natural composites, improvement of such materials, and design of new materials with prescribed properties. A number of examples are presented: Special composite properties considered are stiffness, shrinkage, hygro-thermal behavior...

  11. Composite material

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    Hutchens, Stacy A.; Woodward, Jonathan; Evans, Barbara R.; O'Neill, Hugh M.

    2012-02-07

    A composite biocompatible hydrogel material includes a porous polymer matrix, the polymer matrix including a plurality of pores and providing a Young's modulus of at least 10 GPa. A calcium comprising salt is disposed in at least some of the pores. The porous polymer matrix can comprise cellulose, including bacterial cellulose. The composite can be used as a bone graft material. A method of tissue repair within the body of animals includes the steps of providing a composite biocompatible hydrogel material including a porous polymer matrix, the polymer matrix including a plurality of pores and providing a Young's modulus of at least 10 GPa, and inserting the hydrogel material into cartilage or bone tissue of an animal, wherein the hydrogel material supports cell colonization in vitro for autologous cell seeding.

  12. 薄片状聚酰亚胺多孔材料的研究进展%Research Progress of Thin Sheet Polyimide Porous Materials

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    马晶晶; 詹茂盛; 王凯; 刘小艳; 吴畏

    2013-01-01

    综述了薄片状聚酰亚胺多孔材料的研究进展,主要介绍了薄片状的聚酰亚胺多孔材料的产品种类、研究单位、性能指标、应用情况及制备方法,并提出了目前对薄片状聚酰亚胺多孔材料研究存在的问题以及研究现状,展望了薄片状聚酰亚胺多孔材料在今后的研究方向和发展趋势.薄片状聚酰亚胺多孔材料,已经作为垫片用在宇宙飞船的多层隔热系统中,甚至会逐渐替代传统的多层隔热系统材料.%The recent development of the thin sheet polyimide porous material is reviewed. The product types, properties and application of the thin sheet polyimideporous material are introduced and its future research direction as well as the development trends is also pointed out. The thin sheet polyimide porous materials will gradually replace traditional MLI materials as a gasket in the multi-layer insulation system of spacecraft.

  13. Polymer Materials

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    Charles C. Han; DONG Jinyong; NIU Hui; CHENG He; HUANG Ye; ZHENG Jianfen; XU Shanshan

    2011-01-01

    @@ Since the second half of the 20th century, polymer materials have already become an essential part of our daily life.The use of polymeric materials has already exceeded that of metals and ceramics in terms of volume and is intimately connected to our clothing, food, household use, transportation, and medical needs.Meanwhile it also brought some recycle and environmental problems.In the 21 st century, human beings are facing ever increasing challenges on environmental protection, energy shortage, and health-medical problems, which have made even higher demand on polymer materials due to its light weight, flexibility and high functionality.

  14. Thermoluminescent materials

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    Thermoluminescence is the emission of light from substances when they are heated. This phenomena is observed for many synthetic and natural substances. These thermoluminescent materials must be ionic crystals, covalent crystals, and molecular crystals - an insulator or a semiconductor, but metals do not exhibit luminescent properties because they could not storage radiation energy. Most research has been devoted to the discovery and development of materials suitable for thermoluminescence dosemeters, and some phosphors are used routinely in dosimetric applications. But for other purposes, many interesting materials have been suggested and investigated. (author)

  15. 硫化体系对丁腈与丙烯酸酯并用胶用作金属密封垫片性能的影响%Effect of Different Curing Systems on Properties of NBR/ACM Blends Used as the Coat-metal Sealing Gasket

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    秦朝燕; 邱俊明; 邱祖民

    2012-01-01

    分别研究了皂/硫磺、硫磺/DCP/促进剂、3#硫化剂/硫磺/促进剂3种硫化体系用于硫化金属密封垫片的丁腈(NBR)与丙烯酸酯(ACM)并用胶时,硫化体系及硫化剂用量对涂层表观性能、力学性能、耐热老化性能、耐液体性能的影响.结果表明:3#硫化剂/硫磺/促进剂硫化体系硫化的NBR/ACM并用胶的综合性能优于皂/硫磺和硫磺/DCP/促进剂硫化体系,当3#硫化剂用量为5 g时,NBR/ACM并用胶具有较好的机械性能、耐热空气老化性能和耐液体性能.%The nitrile rubber ( NBR) and acrylic rubber ( ACM ) blends used as metal sealing gaskets were cured by soap/sulfur,sulfur/DCP/accelerator and 3 curing agent/sulfur/accelerator,respectively. The effects of the three curing systems and the dosage of curing agent with NBR and ACM on the basic properties of coating, the mechanical properties and heat resistance, oil resistance and liquid resistance of vulcanizate were investigated. The results showed that the NBR and ACM blends cured by 3# curing agent/sulfur/accelerator had better over - all properties than that of cured by soap/sulfur and sulfur/DCP/accelerator systems. When the content of 3 curing agent was 5 g, the NBR and ACM blends had better mechanical properties of heat resistance, oil resistance and liquid resistance.

  16. Utopian Materialities

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    Elgaard-Jensen, Torben

    2004-01-01

    In various ways, this paper makes the counter-intuitive claim that the utopian and the material are thoroughlyinterdependent, rather than worlds apart. First, through a reading of Thomas More's Utopia, it is argued thatUtopia is the product of particular kinds of relations, rather than merely a...... detachment from the known world.Second, the utopianism of a new economy firm is examined. It is argued that the physical set-up of the firm -in particular the distribution of tables and chairs - evoke a number of alternatives to ordinary work practice.In this way the materialities of the firm are crucial to...... its persuasive image of being the office of the future.The notion that utopia is achieved through material arrangements is finally related to the analysis of facts andfictions in ANT. It is argued, that even though Utopias are neither fact nor fiction, they are both material andeffective on the...

  17. Reference Materials

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    Merkus, Henk G.

    Reference materials for measurement of particle size and porosity may be used for calibration or qualification of instruments or for validation of operating procedures or operators. They cover a broad range of materials. On the one hand there are the certified reference materials, for which governmental institutes have certified one or more typical size or porosity values. Then, there is a large group of reference materials from commercial companies. And on the other hand there are typical products in a given line of industry, where size or porosity values come from the analysis laboratory itself or from some round-robin test in a group of industrial laboratories. Their regular application is essential for adequate quality control of particle size and porosity measurement, as required in e.g., ISO 17025 on quality management. In relation to this, some quality requirements for certification are presented.

  18. Background Material

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    Zandersen, Marianne; Hyytiäinen, Kari; Saraiva, Sofia;

    2016-01-01

    This document serves as a background material to the BONUS Pilot Scenario Workshop, which aims to develop harmonised regional storylines of socio-ecological futures in the Baltic Sea region in a collaborative effort together with other BONUS projects and stakeholders.......This document serves as a background material to the BONUS Pilot Scenario Workshop, which aims to develop harmonised regional storylines of socio-ecological futures in the Baltic Sea region in a collaborative effort together with other BONUS projects and stakeholders....

  19. Encountering Materiality

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    Svabo, Connie

    2016-01-01

    DHT researcher Connie Svabo and artist Charlotte Grum did a joint performance presentation titled Becoming Sheep, Becoming Animal at the international conference Encountering Materiality – Transdisciplinary Conversations, held in Geneve, Schwitzerland, June 23-25 2016.......DHT researcher Connie Svabo and artist Charlotte Grum did a joint performance presentation titled Becoming Sheep, Becoming Animal at the international conference Encountering Materiality – Transdisciplinary Conversations, held in Geneve, Schwitzerland, June 23-25 2016....

  20. Propulsion materials

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    Wall, Edward J. [U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, D.C. (United States); Sullivan, Rogelio A. [U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, D.C. (United States); Gibbs, Jerry L. [U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, D.C. (United States)

    2008-01-01

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Vehicle Technologies (OVT) is pleased to introduce the FY 2007 Annual Progress Report for the Propulsion Materials Research and Development Program. Together with DOE national laboratories and in partnership with private industry and universities across the United States, the program continues to engage in research and development (R&D) that provides enabling materials technology for fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly commercial and passenger vehicles.

  1. Touching Materiality

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    Rasmussen, Lisa Rosén

    2012-01-01

    Dripping ink pens, colourful paint on skin, vegetables pots on a school roof. In interviews with three generations of former school pupils, memories of material objects bore a relation to everyday school life in the past. Interwoven, these objects entered the memorising processes, taking the inte......Dripping ink pens, colourful paint on skin, vegetables pots on a school roof. In interviews with three generations of former school pupils, memories of material objects bore a relation to everyday school life in the past. Interwoven, these objects entered the memorising processes, taking...... the interviewer and interviewee beyond an exclusively linguistic understanding of memory. This article analyses how the shifting objects of materiality in personal and generational school memories connects to material as well as sensuous experiences of everyday school life and its complex processes of learning....... Drawing on anthropological writings, the article argues that the objects of materiality are part of important but non-verbalised memories of schooling. The Dutch philosopher Eelco Runia’s notions of presence and metonymy are incorporated as tools for approaching objects of materiality in memory studies....

  2. BOOK REVIEW: NMR Imaging of Materials

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    Blümich, Bernhard

    2003-09-01

    spectroscopic methods to weight or filter the spin signals represents the core of the book. This is a subject where Blümich is deeply involved with substantial contributions. The chapter includes a lot of ideas to provide MR contrast between different regions based on their mobility, diffusion, spin couplings or NMR spectra. After describing NMR imaging methods for solids with broad lines, Blümich spends time on applications in the last two chapters of the book. This part is really fun to read. It underlines the effort to bring NMR into many kinds of manufacturing. Car tyres and high-voltage cables are just two such areas. Elastomeric materials, green-state ceramics and food science represent other interesting fields of applications. This part of the book represents a personal but nevertheless extensive compilation of modern applications. As a matter of course the MOUSE is presented, a portable permanent-magnet based NMR developed by Blümich and his co-workers. Thus the book is not only of interest to NMR spectroscopists but also to people in material science and chemical engineering. The bibliography and indexing are excellent and may serve as an attractive reference source for NMR spectroscopists. The book is the first on the subject and likely to become the standard text for NMR imaging of materials as the books by Abragam, Slicher and Ernst et al are for NMR spectroscopy. The purchase of this beautiful book for people dealing with NMR spectroscopy or medical MRI is highly recommended. Ralf Ludwig

  3. Elastomeric PGS Scaffolds in Arterial Tissue Engineering

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    Lee, Kee-Won; Wang, Yadong

    2011-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading cause of mortality in the US and especially, coronary artery disease increases with an aging population and increasing obesity1. Currently, bypass surgery using autologous vessels, allografts, and synthetic grafts are known as a commonly used for arterial substitutes2. However, these grafts have limited applications when an inner diameter of arteries is less than 6 mm due to low availability, thrombotic complications, compliance mismatch, and late ...

  4. Virtual materiality

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    Søndergaard, Dorte Marie

    There are two questions that feed the curiosity of this paper: a theoretical question connected to the conceptualization of materiality across the real/virtual divide and an empirical question connected to the understanding of virtual experiences in children’s lives when studied in relation...... as their recounts of them and 3. the consumption of other media products like movies, reality shows, YouTube videos etc. How do we theorize ‘matter’ in such dimensions? Is it possible to theorize virtual matter as ‘materiality’ in line with any real life materiality? What conceptualization will help us understand...... the character and effects of the skeleton army, which came across the sea to drown the boys in Phillip’s school class: a central scene in one of the dreams he recounted? Are the boat and the water in that dream materialities? Discourse? Part of some kind of enacted subjectivity? How will our decision of which...

  5. Layered materials

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    Johnson, David; Clarke, Simon; Wiley, John; Koumoto, Kunihito

    2014-06-01

    Layered compounds, materials with a large anisotropy to their bonding, electrical and/or magnetic properties, have been important in the development of solid state chemistry, physics and engineering applications. Layered materials were the initial test bed where chemists developed intercalation chemistry that evolved into the field of topochemical reactions where researchers are able to perform sequential steps to arrive at kinetically stable products that cannot be directly prepared by other approaches. Physicists have used layered compounds to discover and understand novel phenomena made more apparent through reduced dimensionality. The discovery of charge and spin density waves and more recently the remarkable discovery in condensed matter physics of the two-dimensional topological insulating state were discovered in two-dimensional materials. The understanding developed in two-dimensional materials enabled subsequent extension of these and other phenomena into three-dimensional materials. Layered compounds have also been used in many technologies as engineers and scientists used their unique properties to solve challenging technical problems (low temperature ion conduction for batteries, easy shear planes for lubrication in vacuum, edge decorated catalyst sites for catalytic removal of sulfur from oil, etc). The articles that are published in this issue provide an excellent overview of the spectrum of activities that are being pursued, as well as an introduction to some of the most established achievements in the field. Clusters of papers discussing thermoelectric properties, electronic structure and transport properties, growth of single two-dimensional layers, intercalation and more extensive topochemical reactions and the interleaving of two structures to form new materials highlight the breadth of current research in this area. These papers will hopefully serve as a useful guideline for the interested reader to different important aspects in this field and

  6. Electronic materials

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    Kwok, H L

    2010-01-01

    The electronic properties of solids have become of increasing importance in the age of information technology. The study of solids and materials, while having originated from the disciplines of physics and chemistry, has evolved independently over the past few decades. The classical treatment of solid-state physics, which emphasized classifications, theories and fundamental physical principles, is no longer able to bridge the gap between materials advances and applications. In particular, the more recent developments in device physics and technology have not necessarily been driven by new conc

  7. Emerging Materiality

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    Bertelsen, Olav Wedege; Breinbjerg, Morten; Pold, Søren

    2009-01-01

    The authors examine how materiality emerges from complex chains of mediation in creative software use. The primarily theoretical argument is inspired and illustrated by interviews with two composers of electronic music. The authors argue that computer mediated activity should not primarily...

  8. Analytical Model of Elastomeric Lag Damper Kinematic Coupling and Its Effect on Helicopter Air Resonance in Hover%粘弹减摆器几何耦合模型及对直升机悬停空中共振的影响.

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    胡国才; 向锦武; 张晓谷

    2002-01-01

    For an elastomeric lag damper with nonlinear properties and kinematic couplings, its differential equation about equilibrium position was derived in a rotating frame. The equation was then transformed into a non-rotating frame by multi-blade transformation and incorporated into the rotor/airframe differential equations for eigen analysis. The effects of damper steady displacement and kinematic couplings on helicopter air resonance in hover were analyzed. The results demonstrate that the elastomeric damper can increase helicopter dynamic stability; however, its available damping will decrease as its steady displacement increased. For the notional rotor system, the damper steady displacement will decrease when kinematic couplings are introduced, and hence the regressive lag modal damping can be increased.%针对具有几何耦合的非线性粘弹减摆器,在旋转坐标系下建立了其在平衡位置附近的小扰动微分方程,然后通过多桨叶坐标转换的方法将方程变换到不转坐标系中,并与直升机悬停时的线化小扰动方程结合起来进行特征值分析;减摆器静态位移和几何耦合对直升机空中共振稳定性的影响进行了分析.结果表明,粘弹减摆器会提高直升机空中共振稳定性;增大减摆器的静态位移会降低其有效阻尼;对于所考虑的旋翼系统来说,几何耦合可能会减小减摆器的静态位移,从而提高摆振后通型模态的阻尼.

  9. Friction Material Composites Materials Perspective

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    Sundarkrishnaa, K L

    2012-01-01

    Friction Material Composites is the first of the five volumes which strongly educates and updates engineers and other professionals in braking industries, research and test labs. It explains besides the formulation of design processes and its complete manufacturing input. This book gives an idea of mechanisms of friction and how to control them by designing .The book is  useful for designers  of automotive, rail and aero industries for designing the brake systems effectively with the integration of friction material composite design which is critical. It clearly  emphasizes the driving  safety and how serious designers should  select the design input. The significance of friction material component like brake pad or a liner as an integral part of the brake system of vehicles is explained. AFM pictures at nanolevel illustrate broadly the explanations given.

  10. Magnetocaloric materials

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    Jeppesen, Stinus

    2008-10-15

    New and improved magnetocaloric materials are one of the cornerstones in the development of room temperature magnetic refrigeration. Magnetic refrigeration has been used since the 1930ies in cryogenic applications, but has since the discovery of room temperature refrigerants received enormous attention. This Ph.D. work has been mainly concerned with developing a new technique to characterize the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) and using this technique in the investigations on new and improved magnetocaloric materials. For this purpose a novel differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) with applied magnetic fields was developed for measuring heat capacity as function of magnetic field. Measurements using the developed DSC demonstrate a very high sensitivity, fast measurements and good agreement with results obtained by other techniques. Furthermore, two material systems have been described in this work. Both systems take basis in the mixed-valence manganite system La{sub 1-x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} well known from research on colossal magnetoresistance (CMR). The mixed-valence manganite crystallizes in the perovskite structure of general formula ABO{sub 3}. The first material system is designed to investigate the influence of low level Cu doping on the B-site. Six different samples were prepared with over-stoichiometric compositions La{sub 0.67}Ca{sub 0.33}Mn{sub 1.05}Cu{sub x}O{sub 3}, x=0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5%. All compositions crystallized well in the same perovskite structure, but the morphology of the samples changed drastically with doping. Investigation on the magnetocaloric properties revealed that small levels of Cu up to around 3% could improve the magnetocaloric performance of the materials. Furthermore, Cu could be used to tune the temperature interval without deteriorating the MCE, which is a much desired characteristic for potential use in magnetic refrigerators. A less comprehensive part of the work has been concerned with the investigation of doping on the A

  11. Classy material

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    Mark Miodownik

    2005-01-01

    The usefulness of glass and it's impact on our culture is discussed. Glass is irreplaceable as our main transparent protection against the wind, rain, heat, and cold, and is therefore, the key to our trains, plains, automobiles, and buildings. The transparency and inertness of glass pushed chemistry forward by allowing color changes of chemical reactions to be measured and gas evolution to be observed, so that glass became the essential material for chemistry. Glass is used by the physicists ...

  12. Material monitoring

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    Waste Reduction Operations Complex (WROC) facilities are located at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). The overall goal for the Pollution Prevention/Waste Minimization Unit is to identify and establish the correct amount of waste generated so that it can be reduced. Quarterly, the INEL Pollution Prevention (P2) Unit compares the projected amount of waste generated per process with the actual amount generated. Examples of waste streams that would be addresses for our facility would include be are not limited to: Maintenance, Upgrades, Office and Scrap Metal. There are three potential sources of this variance: inaccurate identification of those who generate the waste; inaccurate identification of the process that generates the waste; and inaccurate measurement of the actual amount generated. The Materials Monitoring Program was proposed to identify the sources of variance and reduce the variance to an acceptable level. Prior to the implementation of the Material Monitoring Program, all information that was gathered and recorded was done so through an informal estimation of waste generated by various personnel concerned with each processes. Due to the inaccuracy of the prior information gathering system, the Material Monitoring Program was established. The heart of this program consists of two main parts. In the first part potential waste generators provide information on projected waste generation process. In the second part, Maintenance, Office, Scrap Metal and Facility Upgrade wastes from given processes is disposed within the appropriate bin dedicated to that process. The Material Monitoring Program allows for the more accurate gathering of information on the various waste types that are being generated quarterly

  13. Material monitoring

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    Kotter, W.; Zirker, L.; Hancock, J.A.

    1995-11-01

    Waste Reduction Operations Complex (WROC) facilities are located at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). The overall goal for the Pollution Prevention/Waste Minimization Unit is to identify and establish the correct amount of waste generated so that it can be reduced. Quarterly, the INEL Pollution Prevention (P2) Unit compares the projected amount of waste generated per process with the actual amount generated. Examples of waste streams that would be addresses for our facility would include be are not limited to: Maintenance, Upgrades, Office and Scrap Metal. There are three potential sources of this variance: inaccurate identification of those who generate the waste; inaccurate identification of the process that generates the waste; and inaccurate measurement of the actual amount generated. The Materials Monitoring Program was proposed to identify the sources of variance and reduce the variance to an acceptable level. Prior to the implementation of the Material Monitoring Program, all information that was gathered and recorded was done so through an informal estimation of waste generated by various personnel concerned with each processes. Due to the inaccuracy of the prior information gathering system, the Material Monitoring Program was established. The heart of this program consists of two main parts. In the first part potential waste generators provide information on projected waste generation process. In the second part, Maintenance, Office, Scrap Metal and Facility Upgrade wastes from given processes is disposed within the appropriate bin dedicated to that process. The Material Monitoring Program allows for the more accurate gathering of information on the various waste types that are being generated quarterly.

  14. Prosthesis Material

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    2004-01-01

    In this photograph, Amputee Amie Bradly uses a NASA-developed prosthesis to paint her fingernails. Derived from foam insulation technology used to protect the Space Shuttle External Tank from excessive heat, FAB/CAD, a subsidiary of the Harshberger Prosthetic and Orthotic Center, utilized the technology to replace the heavy, fragile plaster they used to produce master molds for prosthetics. The new material was lighter, cheaper and easier to manufacture than plaster, resulting in lower costs to the customer.

  15. Biomedical Materials

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    CHANG Jiang; ZHOU Yanling

    2011-01-01

    @@ Biomedical materials, biomaterials for short, is regarded as "any substance or combination of substances, synthetic or natural in origin, which can be used for any period of time, as a whole or as part of a system which treats, augments, or replaces any tissue, organ or function of the body" (Vonrecum & Laberge, 1995).Biomaterials can save lives, relieve suffering and enhance the quality of life for human being.

  16. Compatibility Studies on Elastomers and Polymers with Ethanol Blended Gasoline

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    J. S. Dhaliwal

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the compatibility studies of 10% ethanol blended gasoline (E10 with four types of elastomer materials, namely, Neoprene rubber, Nitrile rubber, hydrogenated Nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR, and Polyvinyl chloride/Nitrile butadiene rubber blend (PVC/NBR, and two types of plastic materials, namely, Nylon-66 and Polyoxymethylene (Delrin. These materials have applications in automotives as engine seals, gaskets, fuel system seals and hoses, and so forth. Two types of the ethanol blended gasoline mixtures were used: (a gasoline containing 5% ethanol (E5, which is commercial form of gasoline available in India, and (b gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10. The above materials were immersed in E5 and E10 for 500 hrs at 55°C. A set of eight different properties in E5 and E10 (visual inspection, weight change, volume change, tensile strength, percent elongation, flexural strength, impact strength, and hardness were measured after completion of 500 hrs and compared with reference specimens (specimens at 55°C without fuel and specimens at ambient conditions. Variation observed in different materials with respect to the above eight properties has been used to draw inference about the compatibility of these elastomeric/polymer materials with E10 fuel vis-à-vis E5 fuels. The data presented in this study is comparative in nature between the results of E10 and E5.

  17. FOREWORD: Materials metrology Materials metrology

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    Bennett, Seton; Valdés, Joaquin

    2010-04-01

    It seems that so much of modern life is defined by the materials we use. From aircraft to architecture, from cars to communications, from microelectronics to medicine, the development of new materials and the innovative application of existing ones have underpinned the technological advances that have transformed the way we live, work and play. Recognizing the need for a sound technical basis for drafting codes of practice and specifications for advanced materials, the governments of countries of the Economic Summit (G7) and the European Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 1982 to establish the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS). This project supports international trade by enabling scientific collaboration as a precursor to the drafting of standards. The VAMAS participants recognized the importance of agreeing a reliable, universally accepted basis for the traceability of the measurements on which standards depend for their preparation and implementation. Seeing the need to involve the wider metrology community, VAMAS approached the Comité International des Poids et Mesures (CIPM). Following discussions with NMI Directors and a workshop at the BIPM in February 2005, the CIPM decided to establish an ad hoc Working Group on the metrology applicable to the measurement of material properties. The Working Group presented its conclusions to the CIPM in October 2007 and published its final report in 2008, leading to the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between VAMAS and the BIPM. This MoU recognizes the work that is already going on in VAMAS as well as in the Consultative Committees of the CIPM and establishes a framework for an ongoing dialogue on issues of materials metrology. The question of what is meant by traceability in the metrology of the properties of materials is particularly vexed when the measurement results depend on a specified procedure. In these cases, confidence in results requires not only traceable

  18. Construction material

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    Wagh, Arun S.; Antink, Allison L.

    2008-07-22

    A structural material of a polystyrene base and the reaction product of the polystyrene base and a solid phosphate ceramic is applied as a slurry which includes one or more of a metal oxide or a metal hydroxide with a source of phosphate to produce a phosphate ceramic and a poly (acrylic acid or acrylate) or combinations or salts thereof and polystyrene or MgO applied to the polystyrene base and allowed to cure so that the dried aqueous slurry chemically bonds to the polystyrene base. A method is also disclosed of applying the slurry to the polystyrene base.

  19. Energy materials

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    Bruce, Duncan W; Walton, Richard I

    2011-01-01

    In an age of global industrialisation and population growth, the area of energy is one that is very much in the public consciousness. Fundamental scientific research is recognised as being crucial to delivering solutions to these issues, particularly to yield novel means of providing efficient, ideally recyclable, ways of converting, transporting and delivering energy. This volume considers a selection of the state-of-the-art materials that are being designed to meet some of the energy challenges we face today. Topics are carefully chosen that show how the skill of the synthetic chemist can

  20. Photovoltaic Materials

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    Duty, C.; Angelini, J.; Armstrong, B.; Bennett, C.; Evans, B.; Jellison, G. E.; Joshi, P.; List, F.; Paranthaman, P.; Parish, C.; Wereszczak, A.

    2012-10-15

    The goal of the current project was to help make the US solar industry a world leader in the manufacture of thin film photovoltaics. The overall approach was to leverage ORNL’s unique characterization and processing technologies to gain a better understanding of the fundamental challenges for solar cell processing and apply that knowledge to targeted projects with industry members. ORNL has the capabilities in place and the expertise required to understand how basic material properties including defects, impurities, and grain boundaries affect the solar cell performance. ORNL also has unique processing capabilities to optimize the manufacturing process for fabrication of high efficiency and low cost solar cells. ORNL recently established the Center for Advanced Thin-film Systems (CATS), which contains a suite of optical and electrical characterization equipment specifically focused on solar cell research. Under this project, ORNL made these facilities available to industrial partners who were interested in pursuing collaborative research toward the improvement of their product or manufacturing process. Four specific projects were pursued with industrial partners: Global Solar Energy is a solar industry leader in full scale production manufacturing highly-efficient Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) thin film solar material, cells and products. ORNL worked with GSE to develop a scalable, non-vacuum, solution technique to deposit amorphous or nanocrystalline conducting barrier layers on untextured stainless steel substrates for fabricating high efficiency flexible CIGS PV. Ferro Corporation’s Electronic, Color and Glass Materials (“ECGM”) business unit is currently the world’s largest supplier of metallic contact materials in the crystalline solar cell marketplace. Ferro’s ECGM business unit has been the world's leading supplier of thick film metal pastes to the crystalline silicon PV industry for more than 30 years, and has had operational

  1. Proline-poor hydrophobic domains modulate the assembly and material properties of polymeric elastin.

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    Muiznieks, Lisa D; Reichheld, Sean E; Sitarz, Eva E; Miao, Ming; Keeley, Fred W

    2015-10-01

    Elastin is a self-assembling extracellular matrix protein that provides elasticity to tissues. For entropic elastomers such as elastin, conformational disorder of the monomer building block, even in the polymeric form, is essential for elastomeric recoil. The highly hydrophobic monomer employs a range of strategies for maintaining disorder and flexibility within hydrophobic domains, particularly involving a minimum compositional threshold of proline and glycine residues. However, the native sequence of hydrophobic elastin domain 30 is uncharacteristically proline-poor and, as an isolated polypeptide, is susceptible to formation of amyloid-like structures comprised of stacked β-sheet. Here we investigated the biophysical and mechanical properties of multiple sets of elastin-like polypeptides designed with different numbers of proline-poor domain 30 from human or rat tropoelastins. We compared the contributions of these proline-poor hydrophobic sequences to self-assembly through characterization of phase separation, and to the tensile properties of cross-linked, polymeric materials. We demonstrate that length of hydrophobic domains and propensity to form β-structure, both affecting polypeptide chain flexibility and cross-link density, play key roles in modulating elastin mechanical properties. This study advances the understanding of elastin sequence-structure-function relationships, and provides new insights that will directly support rational approaches to the design of biomaterials with defined suites of mechanical properties.

  2. Photovoltaic Materials

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    Duty, C.; Angelini, J.; Armstrong, B.; Bennett, C.; Evans, B.; Jellison, G. E.; Joshi, P.; List, F.; Paranthaman, P.; Parish, C.; Wereszczak, A.

    2012-10-15

    The goal of the current project was to help make the US solar industry a world leader in the manufacture of thin film photovoltaics. The overall approach was to leverage ORNL’s unique characterization and processing technologies to gain a better understanding of the fundamental challenges for solar cell processing and apply that knowledge to targeted projects with industry members. ORNL has the capabilities in place and the expertise required to understand how basic material properties including defects, impurities, and grain boundaries affect the solar cell performance. ORNL also has unique processing capabilities to optimize the manufacturing process for fabrication of high efficiency and low cost solar cells. ORNL recently established the Center for Advanced Thin-film Systems (CATS), which contains a suite of optical and electrical characterization equipment specifically focused on solar cell research. Under this project, ORNL made these facilities available to industrial partners who were interested in pursuing collaborative research toward the improvement of their product or manufacturing process. Four specific projects were pursued with industrial partners: Global Solar Energy is a solar industry leader in full scale production manufacturing highly-efficient Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) thin film solar material, cells and products. ORNL worked with GSE to develop a scalable, non-vacuum, solution technique to deposit amorphous or nanocrystalline conducting barrier layers on untextured stainless steel substrates for fabricating high efficiency flexible CIGS PV. Ferro Corporation’s Electronic, Color and Glass Materials (“ECGM”) business unit is currently the world’s largest supplier of metallic contact materials in the crystalline solar cell marketplace. Ferro’s ECGM business unit has been the world's leading supplier of thick film metal pastes to the crystalline silicon PV industry for more than 30 years, and has had operational

  3. PREFACE: Superconducting materials Superconducting materials

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    Charfi Kaddour, Samia; Singleton, John; Haddad, Sonia

    2011-11-01

    The discovery of superconductivity in 1911 was a great milestone in condensed matter physics. This discovery has resulted in an enormous amount of research activity. Collaboration among chemists and physicists, as well as experimentalists and theoreticians has given rise to very rich physics with significant potential applications ranging from electric power transmission to quantum information. Several superconducting materials have been synthesized. Crucial progress was made in 1987 with the discovery of high temperature superconductivity in copper-based compounds (cuprates) which have revealed new fascinating properties. Innovative theoretical tools have been developed to understand the striking features of cuprates which have remained for three decades the 'blue-eyed boy' for researchers in superconductor physics. The history of superconducting materials has been notably marked by the discovery of other compounds, particularly organic superconductors which despite their low critical temperature continue to attract great interest regarding their exotic properties. Last but not least, the recent observation of superconductivity in iron-based materials (pnictides) has renewed hope in reaching room temperature superconductivity. However, despite intense worldwide studies, several features related to this phenomenon remain unveiled. One of the fundamental key questions is the mechanism by which superconductivity takes place. Superconductors continue to hide their 'secret garden'. The new trends in the physics of superconductivity have been one of the two basic topics of the International Conference on Conducting Materials (ICoCoM2010) held in Sousse,Tunisia on 3-7 November 2010 and organized by the Tunisian Physical Society. The conference was a nice opportunity to bring together participants from multidisciplinary domains in the physics of superconductivity. This special section contains papers submitted by participants who gave an oral contribution at ICoCoM2010

  4. Ecology of toxic shock syndrome: amplification of toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 by materials of medical interest.

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    Tierno, P M; Hanna, B A

    1989-01-01

    Historically, the literature suggests that staphylococcal exoproteins, including enterotoxins, are stimulated by various physicochemical ecologic factors, many of which have been shown to stimulate production of toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (TSST-1). The propensity of different fibers and other substances to amplify TSST-1 production in toxic shock syndrome-associated strains of Staphylococcus aureus, as well as a comparative analysis of the underlying mechanisms of TSST-1 production, are reported. Two hundred twenty intravaginal devices or other products and materials and 60 experimental controls were examined for their propensity to induce TSST-1 production. Certain materials are superior to unaltered cotton in providing a more absorbent fiber--nutrients are efficiently drawn in, concentrating protein between fibers, and thereby creating an ideal physicochemical environment for the amplification of TSST-1 and other toxins. The greatest stimulation of TSST-1 was observed with (in decreasing order): polyester and carboxymethyl cellulose, polyacrylates, viscose rayon, gelatin foam, polyurethane, and cotton. No toxin was found with nasal tampons (polymer of polyvinyl acetal) or with vaginal cups (an elastomeric polymer). Results are discussed in terms of specific ecologic parameters from historical as well as recent perspectives. PMID:2928635

  5. Phthalates and food-contact materials: enforcing the 2008 European Union plastics legislation.

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    Petersen, J H; Jensen, L K

    2010-11-01

    The migration of phthalates into foodstuffs from food-contact materials (FCM) is a well-known source of food contamination. In 2005, the European Food Safety Authority finalized its risk assessment for several of the classical phthalate plasticizers. In their risk management procedure the European Commission transformed the tolerable daily intakes established by the Authority into legislative limits for phthalates in both plastic and food simulants, while taking exposure from other sources into consideration. These limits have been into force since 1 July 2008. A detailed interpretation of the regulation of these substances was agreed upon in the European network of FCM reference laboratories. This paper reports results from a Danish control campaign of samples collected by official food inspectors and analysed by a newly validated analytical method run under accreditation. Samples were from FCM producers, FCM importers and importers of packed foodstuffs from third-party countries. Products containing phthalates above the current limits were found in several categories of FCM: conveyor belts (six of six), lids from packed foodstuffs in glasses (eight of 28), tubes for liquid foodstuffs (four of five) and gloves (five of 14). More than 20% of the samples analysed contained dibutylphthalate (DBP) or di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) above the compositional limits of 0.05% and 0.1%, respectively. Analysis of residual phthalates in metal lid gaskets instead of analysis of phthalates in the food when controlling foodstuffs packed outside the European Union proved to be an efficient and simple control method. All findings of phthalates were associated with the use of plasticized polyvinylchloride (PVC).

  6. High temperature range recuperator. Phase II. Prototype demonstration and material and analytical studies. Final report

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    1980-04-01

    A summary of the work performed to fully evaluate the commercial potential of a unique ceramic recuperator for use in recovering waste heat from high temperature furnace exhaust gases is presented. The recuperator concept being developed consists of a vertical cylindrical heat exchange column formed from modular sections. Within the column, the gasketed modules form two helical flow passages - one for high temperature exhaust gases and one for pre-heating combustion air. The column is operated in a counterflow mode, with the exhaust gas entering at the bottom and the combustion air entering at the top of the column. Activities included design and procurement of prototype recuperator modules, construction and testing of two prototype recuperator assemblies, exposure and mechanical properties testing of candidate materials, structural analysis of the modules, and assessment of the economic viability of the concept. The results of the project indicated that the proposed recuperator concept was feasible from a technical standpoint. Economic analysis based upon recuperator performance characteristics and module manufacturing costs defined during the program indicated that 3 to 10 years (depending upon pre-heat temperature) would be required to recover the capital cost of the system in combustion air preheat applications. At this stage in the development of the recuperator, many factors in the analysis had to be assumed. Significant changes in some of the assumptions could dramatically affect the economics. For example, utilizing $2.85 per mcf for the natural gas price (as opposed to $2.00 per mcf) could reduce the payback period by more than half in certain cases. In addition, future commercial application will depend upon ceramic component manufacturing technique advances and cost reduction.

  7. Container lid gasket protective strip for double door transfer system

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    Allen, Jr., Burgess M

    2013-02-19

    An apparatus and a process for forming a protective barrier seal along a "ring of concern" of a transfer container used with double door systems is provided. A protective substrate is supplied between a "ring of concern" and a safety cover in which an adhesive layer of the substrate engages the "ring of concern". A compressive foam strip along an opposite side of the substrate engages a safety cover such that a compressive force is maintained between the "ring of concern" and the adhesive layer of the substrate.

  8. Modified Sierpinski Gasket for Wi-Fi and WLAN Applications

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    Manoj Choudhary; Manpreet Kaur

    2015-01-01

    The hasty growth of wireless technologies has drawn new demands for integrated components including antennas and antenna on chip is a new mantra in the area of antenna research. Various techniques have been suggested by researchers for the miniaturization of microstrip patch antennas with multiband characteristics. Numerous antennas for multiband operation have been studied and designed for communication and radar systems. One of the solutions for the multiband characteristics is ...

  9. 石墨垫片与填料中可溶性氯离子含量测定方法研究%Determination Method of Leachable Chloride in Gasketing and Packing of Plumbago Materials by Ion-Selective Electrode Technique

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    陈中官

    2013-01-01

    密封垫片是现代工业生产设备中的一种重要基础元件,广泛用于管道和设备等可拆连接中.其中石墨垫片中的有害元素如硫和氯有可能对密封面造成腐蚀危害,尤其是可溶性氯离子对不锈钢密封件腐蚀更为严重.本文提出了离子选择电极测定石墨垫片与填料中可溶性氯离子含量的方法对电极检测性能及干扰离子的消除等进行了一系列的测定与讨论.

  10. Geopolymer resin materials, geopolymer materials, and materials produced thereby

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    Seo, Dong-Kyun; Medpelli, Dinesh; Ladd, Danielle; Mesgar, Milad

    2016-03-29

    A product formed from a first material including a geopolymer resin material, a geopolymer resin, or a combination thereof by contacting the first material with a fluid and removing at least some of the fluid to yield a product. The first material may be formed by heating and/or aging an initial geopolymer resin material to yield the first material before contacting the first material with the fluid. In some cases, contacting the first material with the fluid breaks up or disintegrates the first material (e.g., in response to contact with the fluid and in the absence of external mechanical stress), thereby forming particles having an external dimension in a range between 1 nm and 2 cm.

  11. The materials physics companion

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    Fischer-Cripps, Anthony C

    2014-01-01

    Introduction to Materials Physics: Structure of matter. Solid state physics. Dynamic properties of solids. Dielectric Properties of Materials: Dielectric properties. Ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials. Dielectric breakdown. Applications of dielectrics. Magnetic Properties of Materials: Magnetic properties. Magnetic moment. Spontaneous magnetization. Superconductivity.

  12. Improvement and evaluation of thermal, electrical, sealing and mechanical contacts, and their interface materials

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    Luo, Xiangcheng

    Material contacts, including thermal, electrical, seating (fluid sealing and electromagnetic sealing) and mechanical (pressure) contacts, together with their interface materials, were, evaluated, and in some cases, improved beyond the state of the art. The evaluation involved the use of thermal, electrical and mechanical methods. For thermal contacts, this work evaluated and improved the heat transfer efficiency between two contacting components by developing various thermal interface pastes. Sodium silicate based thermal pastes (with boron nitride particles as the thermally conductive filler) as well as polyethylene glycol (PEG) based thermal pastes were developed and evaluated. The optimum volume fractions of BN in sodium silicate based pastes and PEG based pastes were 16% and 18% respectively. The contribution of Li+ ions to the thermal contact conductance in the PEG-based paste was confirmed. For electrical contacts, the relationship between the mechanical reliability and electrical reliability of solder/copper and silver-epoxy/copper joints was addressed. Mechanical pull-out testing was conducted on solder/copper and silver-epoxy/copper joints, while the contact electrical resistivity was measured. Cleansing of the copper surface was more effective for the reliability of silver-epoxy/copper joint than that of solder/copper joint. For sealing contacts, this work evaluated flexible graphite as an electromagnetic shielding gasket material. Flexible graphite was found to be at least comparable to conductive filled silicone (the state of the art) in terms of the shielding effectiveness. The conformability of flexible graphite with its mating metal surface under repeated compression was characterized by monitoring the contact electrical resistance, as the conformability is important to both electromagnetic scaling and fluid waling using flexible graphite. For mechanical contacts, this work focused on the correlation of the interface structure (such as elastic

  13. Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications 2 Materials

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    Günter, Peter

    2007-01-01

    Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications 2: Materials is the second of three volumes within the Springer Series in Optical Sciences. The book gives a comprehensive review of the most important photorefractive materials and discusses the physical properties of organic and inorganic crystals as well as poled polymers. In this volume, photorefractive effects have been investigated at wavelengths covering the UV, visible and near infrared. Researchers in the field and graduate students of solid-state physics and engineering will gain a thorough understanding of the properties of materials in photorefractive applications. The other two volumes are: Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications 1: Basic Effects. Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications 3: Applications.

  14. Environmental Risk Assessment of the Olefin plant in Arya Sasol Petrochemical Complex using Fault Tree Analysis Method

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    S. A. Jozi

    2014-05-01

    Conclusion: Most likely occurrence of the final event was related to the gasket unsuitable material (2×10-2. Control action to prevent the occurrence of leakage could be supplying high quality gaskets and the failure is classified in the hardware failure category.

  15. Silicone and Fluorosilicone Based Materials for Biomedical Applications

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    Palsule, Aniruddha S.

    The biocompatibility and the biodurability of silicones is a result of various material properties such as hydrophobicity, low surface tension, high elasticity and chemical and thermal stability. A variety of biomedical implants employ an inflatable silicone rubber balloon filled with a saline solution. Commercial examples of such a system are silicone breast implants, tissue expanders and gastric bands for obesity control. Despite the advantages, saline filled silicones systems still have a certain set of challenges that need to be addressed in order to improve the functionality of these devices and validate their use as biomaterials. The central goal of this research is to identify these concerns, design solutions and to provide a better understanding of the behavior of implantable silicones. The first problem this research focuses on is the quantification and identification of the low molecular weight silicones that are not crosslinked into the elastomeric matrix and therefore can be leached out by solvent extraction. We have developed an environmentally friendly pre-extraction technique using supercritical CO 2 and also determined the exact nature of the extractables using Gas Chromatography. We have also attempted to address the issue of an observed loss of pressure in the saline filled device during application by studying the relaxation behavior of silicone elastomer using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and constructing long-term relaxation master curves. We have also developed a technique to develop highly hydrophobic fluorinated barrier layers for the silicone in order to prevent diffusion of water vapor across the walls of the implant. This involves a hybrid process consisting of surface modification by plasma technology followed by two different coating formulations. The first formulation employed UV curable fluorinated acrylate monomers for the coating process and the second was based on Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) to generate a fluorinated

  16. A method of providing a barrier in a fracture-containing system

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    2014-01-01

    The present invention relates to a method of providing a barrier in a fracture-containing system, comprising: i) Providing a treatment fluid comprising: a) a base fluid; b) an elastomeric material, wherein said elastomeric material comprises at least one polymer capable of crosslinking into an el......The present invention relates to a method of providing a barrier in a fracture-containing system, comprising: i) Providing a treatment fluid comprising: a) a base fluid; b) an elastomeric material, wherein said elastomeric material comprises at least one polymer capable of crosslinking...

  17. Material efficiency: providing material services with less material production.

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    Allwood, Julian M; Ashby, Michael F; Gutowski, Timothy G; Worrell, Ernst

    2013-03-13

    Material efficiency, as discussed in this Meeting Issue, entails the pursuit of the technical strategies, business models, consumer preferences and policy instruments that would lead to a substantial reduction in the production of high-volume energy-intensive materials required to deliver human well-being. This paper, which introduces a Discussion Meeting Issue on the topic of material efficiency, aims to give an overview of current thinking on the topic, spanning environmental, engineering, economics, sociology and policy issues. The motivations for material efficiency include reducing energy demand, reducing the emissions and other environmental impacts of industry, and increasing national resource security. There are many technical strategies that might bring it about, and these could mainly be implemented today if preferred by customers or producers. However, current economic structures favour the substitution of material for labour, and consumer preferences for material consumption appear to continue even beyond the point at which increased consumption provides any increase in well-being. Therefore, policy will be required to stimulate material efficiency. A theoretically ideal policy measure, such as a carbon price, would internalize the externality of emissions associated with material production, and thus motivate change directly. However, implementation of such a measure has proved elusive, and instead the adjustment of existing government purchasing policies or existing regulations-- for instance to do with building design, planning or vehicle standards--is likely to have a more immediate effect.

  18. Thermoelectric materials and devices

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    Park, Yeonjoon (Inventor); Choi, Sang H. (Inventor); King, Glen C. (Inventor); Elliott, James R. (Inventor); Talcott, Noel A. (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    New thermoelectric materials comprise highly [111]-oriented twinned group IV alloys on the basal plane of trigonal substrates, which exhibit a high thermoelectric figure of merit and good material performance, and devices made with these materials.

  19. Sporty materials uncovered

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    Kevin Edwards

    2004-01-01

    Materials in Sports Equipment is a welcome addition to books on materials engineering, says Kevin Edwards. It fills a gap in coverage of the important sports market, where advances in materials can lead to improved performance.

  20. Digestive Diseases Materials

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    ... Image Library Digestive Disease, Nutrition, and Weight-control Materials Healthy eating, physical activity, and weight control materials available from NIDDK's Weight-control Information Network(WIN) ...

  1. High Temperature Materials Laboratory

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The High Temperature Materials Lab provides the Navy and industry with affordable high temperature materials for advanced propulsion systems. Asset List: Arc Melter...

  2. Poliamidas, poliésteres e termoplásticos elastoméricos: uma perspectiva sustentável na indústria moderna Polyamides, polyesters and elastomeric thermoplastics: a sustainable perspective in modern industry

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    Haroldo Marcos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Polímeros extraídos de fontes fósseis, não biodegradáveis, são assunto cada vez mais em pauta. Seja por conta de descartes incorretos, do longo tempo que levam para se decompor no meio ambiente ou até mesmo pelo impacto socioambiental que esse tipo de material pode causar às gerações futuras. Isso nos faz indagar: como as tecnologias utilizadas por empresas do setor de polímeros têm feito surgir novos materiais? É possível oferecer soluções de menor impacto ambiental, mais resistência, mais segurança e custo menor? Ao longo deste artigo, exibiremos novos produtos e modelos de fabricação que podem tornar mais saudável e sustentável todo o caminho, que leva das grandes empresas até o consumidor final, os elementos presentes no dia-a-dia de pessoas no mundo todo.Polymers extracted from fossile sources are an issue highlighted among debates in industry, for its incorrect discard, for the long period of time this material takes to decompose or even due to its unsustainable environmental footprint. This scenario makes the industry of polymers question how the available technology can be used to create new materials, and if it would be possible to offer safer and cheaper solutions with less environmental impact and more resistance. This article will expose new products and new industrial development models that can make the chain that leads from the companies to the consumer the elements present into present-day society worldwide more sustainable.

  3. Physically Functional Materials

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    2002-01-01

    of information (holographic data storage), nonlinear optics (NLO), as photoconductors, photonic band-gap materials, electrically conducting materials, electroluminescent materials, piezo-electric materials, pyroelectric materials, magnetic materials, ferromagnetic materials, ferroelectric materials...... acids or peptides having azobenzenes or other physicially functional groups, e.g., photoresponsive groups, as side chains. These compounds may be synthesized using solid phase peptide synthesis techniques. Materials, e.g., thin films, comprising such compounds may be used for optical storage......, photorefractive materials, or materials in which light-induced conformational changes can be produced. Optical anisotropy may reversibly be generated with polarized laser light whereby a hologram is formed. First order diffraction efficiencies of up to around 80% have been obtained....

  4. Materials and Nanotechnology

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    The Materials and Nanotechnology Program is divided into subprograms in the following areas: Ceramic Materials, Composite Materials, Metallic Materials, Physical / Chemical Characterization and Nanomaterials. The subprograms are further divided in to broad topics in research, development and innovations. Within each topic, several R and D projects are carried out

  5. Tritium breeding materials

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    Tritium breeding materials are essential to the operation of D-T fusion facilities. Both of the present options - solid ceramic breeding materials and liquid metal materials are reviewed with emphasis not only on their attractive features but also on critical materials issues which must be resolved

  6. Materials and Nanotechnology

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    The focus of the Materials and Nanotechnology Program is technology development related to processing, analysis, testing and characterization of materials in general. The Program is divided into subprograms in broad areas such as ceramic, composite and metallic materials as well as characterization of physical and chemical properties of materials

  7. Materials Analysis and Modeling of Underfill Materials.

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    Wyatt, Nicholas B [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Chambers, Robert S. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2015-08-01

    The thermal-mechanical properties of three potential underfill candidate materials for PBGA applications are characterized and reported. Two of the materials are a formulations developed at Sandia for underfill applications while the third is a commercial product that utilizes a snap-cure chemistry to drastically reduce cure time. Viscoelastic models were calibrated and fit using the property data collected for one of the Sandia formulated materials. Along with the thermal-mechanical analyses performed, a series of simple bi-material strip tests were conducted to comparatively analyze the relative effects of cure and thermal shrinkage amongst the materials under consideration. Finally, current knowledge gaps as well as questions arising from the present study are identified and a path forward presented.

  8. Nanocrystalline ceramic materials

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    Siegel, R.W.; Nieman, G.W.; Weertman, J.R.

    1994-06-14

    A method is disclosed for preparing a treated nanocrystalline metallic material. The method of preparation includes providing a starting nanocrystalline metallic material with a grain size less than about 35 nm, compacting the starting nanocrystalline metallic material in an inert atmosphere and annealing the compacted metallic material at a temperature less than about one-half the melting point of the metallic material. 19 figs.

  9. Giant magnetostrictive materials

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    LIU JingHua; JIANG ChengBao; XU HuiBin

    2012-01-01

    Giant magnetostrictive materials are a kind of functional materials developed since 1970s,known as their large magnetostrain and high energy density.In this paper,an introduction of magnetosttiction and the history of magnetostrictive materials are described firstly.Then we review the recent developments of both rare earth and non-rare earth magnetostrictive materials.Finally,the tendency of developing new giant magnetostrictive materials is presented.

  10. Enhanced magnetocaloric effect material

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    Lewis, Laura J. H.

    2006-07-18

    A magnetocaloric effect heterostructure having a core layer of a magnetostructural material with a giant magnetocaloric effect having a magnetic transition temperature equal to or greater than 150 K, and a constricting material layer coated on at least one surface of the magnetocaloric material core layer. The constricting material layer may enhance the magnetocaloric effect by restriction of volume changes of the core layer during application of a magnetic field to the heterostructure. A magnetocaloric effect heterostructure powder comprising a plurality of core particles of a magnetostructural material with a giant magnetocaloric effect having a magnetic transition temperature equal to or greater than 150 K, wherein each of the core particles is encapsulated within a coating of a constricting material is also disclosed. A method for enhancing the magnetocaloric effect within a giant magnetocaloric material including the step of coating a surface of the magnetocaloric material with a constricting material is disclosed.

  11. Joining of dissimilar materials

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    Tucker, Michael C; Lau, Grace Y; Jacobson, Craig P

    2012-10-16

    A method of joining dissimilar materials having different ductility, involves two principal steps: Decoration of the more ductile material's surface with particles of a less ductile material to produce a composite; and, sinter-bonding the composite produced to a joining member of a less ductile material. The joining method is suitable for joining dissimilar materials that are chemically inert towards each other (e.g., metal and ceramic), while resulting in a strong bond with a sharp interface between the two materials. The joining materials may differ greatly in form or particle size. The method is applicable to various types of materials including ceramic, metal, glass, glass-ceramic, polymer, cermet, semiconductor, etc., and the materials can be in various geometrical forms, such as powders, fibers, or bulk bodies (foil, wire, plate, etc.). Composites and devices with a decorated/sintered interface are also provided.

  12. Multiscale Biological Materials

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    Frølich, Simon

    2016-01-01

    Materials formed by organisms, also known as biological materials, exhibit outstanding structural properties. The range of materials formed in nature is remarkable and their functions include support, protection, motion, sensing, storage, and maintenance of physiological homeostasis. These complex...... materials are characterized by their hierarchical and composite design, where features with sizes ranging from nanometers to centimeters provide the basis for the functionality of the material. Understanding of biological materials is, while very interesting from a basic research perspective, also valuable...... as inspiration for the development of new materials for medical and technological applications. In order to successfully mimic biological materials we must first have a thorough understanding of their design. As such, the purpose of the characterization of biological materials can be defined as the establishment...

  13. Carbon nanofibre reinforcement of soft materials

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    In elastomeric matrices carbon nanofibres are found to be twenty times more effective than carbon black as a reinforcing filler. In hard matrices, by contrast, reinforcement is minimal. Tensile and dynamic mechanical tests were performed to elucidate the mechanism of reinforcement in order to explain the superior performance in soft matrices. Small-angle neutron scattering and ultra-small-angle X-ray scattering were used to quantify filler morphology, which turns out to be the key factor that limits reinforcement potential. The presence of fractal cluster formed by agglomeration of the nanofibres reduces the effective aspect ratio of the nanotubes. Clustering, however, introduces a new reinforcement mechanism based on elastic deformation of the fibre clusters. This mechanism is operative in soft matrices but not in hard matrices, thus explaining the enhanced performance in soft matrices.

  14. Materials science and engineering

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    Lesuer, D.R.

    1997-02-01

    During FY-96, work within the Materials Science and Engineering Thrust Area was focused on material modeling. Our motivation for this work is to develop the capability to study the structural response of materials as well as material processing. These capabilities have been applied to a broad range of problems, in support of many programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. These studies are described in (1) Strength and Fracture Toughness of Material Interfaces; (2) Damage Evolution in Fiber Composite Materials; (3) Flashlamp Envelope Optical Properties and Failure Analysis; (4) Synthesis and Processing of Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite; and (5) Room Temperature Creep Compliance of Bulk Kel-E.

  15. Methods of materiality

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    Aagaard, Jesper; Matthiesen, Noomi

    2016-01-01

    that researchers should start paying attention to the material world (consisting of both human bodies and material objects) and what it means for how people live their lives. It is argued that this can be done by incorporating the concept of material presence to capture embodied and material layers of existence......, and the method of participant observation is suggested as a viable approach to achieve this end. An empirical example of how authority is produced in a parent-teacher conference, not only through language but also through material objects and embodied being, is then presented. The article concludes by suggesting...... practical guidelines for incorporating attention to materiality in qualitative research....

  16. Advanced energy materials

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    Tiwari, Ashutosh

    2014-01-01

    An essential resource for scientists designing new energy materials for the vast landscape of solar energy conversion as well as materials processing and characterization Based on the new and fundamental research on novel energy materials with tailor-made photonic properties, the role of materials engineering has been to provide much needed support in the development of photovoltaic devices. Advanced Energy Materials offers a unique, state-of-the-art look at the new world of novel energy materials science, shedding light on the subject's vast multi-disciplinary approach The book focuses p

  17. Materials Test Branch

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    Gordon, Gail

    2012-01-01

    The Materials Test Branch resides at Marshall Space Flight Center's Materials and Processing laboratory and has a long history of supporting NASA programs from Mercury to the recently retired Space Shuttle. The Materials Test Branch supports its customers by supplying materials testing expertise in a wide range of applications. The Materials Test Branch is divided into three Teams, The Chemistry Team, The Tribology Team and the Mechanical Test Team. Our mission and goal is to provide world-class engineering excellence in materials testing with a special emphasis on customer service.

  18. Materials Discovery: Informatic Strategies for Optical Materials

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    Ferris, Kim F.; Webb-Robertson, Bobbie-Jo M.; Jones, Dumont M.

    2007-01-15

    Information-based materials discovery offers a structured method to evolve materials signatures based upon their physical properties, and to direct searches using performance-based criteria. In this current paper, we focus on the crystal structure aspects of an optical material and construct an information-based model to determine the proclivity of a particular AB composition to exhibit multiple crystal system behavior. Exploratory data methods used both supervised (support-vector machines) and unsupervised (disorder-reduction and principal-component) classification methods for structural signature development; revealing complementary valid signatures. Examination of the relative contributions of the materials chemistry descriptors within these signatures indicates a strong role for Mendeleev number chemistry which must be balanced against the cationic/anionic radius ratio and electronegativity differences of constituents within the unit cell.

  19. EC Transmission Line Materials

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    The purpose of this document is to identify materials acceptable for use in the US ITER Project Office (USIPO)-supplied components for the ITER Electron cyclotron Heating and Current Drive (ECH and CD) transmission lines (TL), PBS-52. The source of material property information for design analysis shall be either the applicable structural code or the ITER Material Properties Handbook. In the case of conflict, the ITER Material Properties Handbook shall take precedence. Materials selection, and use, shall follow the guidelines established in the Materials Assessment Report (MAR). Materials exposed to vacuum shall conform to the ITER Vacuum Handbook. (Ref. 2) Commercial materials shall conform to the applicable standard (e.g., ASTM, JIS, DIN) for the definition of their grade, physical, chemical and electrical properties and related testing. All materials for which a suitable certification from the supplier is not available shall be tested to determine the relevant properties, as part of the procurement. A complete traceability of all the materials including welding materials shall be provided. Halogenated materials (example: insulating materials) shall be forbidden in areas served by the detritiation systems. Exceptions must be approved by the Tritium System and Safety Section Responsible Officers.

  20. EC Transmission Line Materials

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    Bigelow, Tim S [ORNL

    2012-05-01

    The purpose of this document is to identify materials acceptable for use in the US ITER Project Office (USIPO)-supplied components for the ITER Electron cyclotron Heating and Current Drive (ECH&CD) transmission lines (TL), PBS-52. The source of material property information for design analysis shall be either the applicable structural code or the ITER Material Properties Handbook. In the case of conflict, the ITER Material Properties Handbook shall take precedence. Materials selection, and use, shall follow the guidelines established in the Materials Assessment Report (MAR). Materials exposed to vacuum shall conform to the ITER Vacuum Handbook. [Ref. 2] Commercial materials shall conform to the applicable standard (e.g., ASTM, JIS, DIN) for the definition of their grade, physical, chemical and electrical properties and related testing. All materials for which a suitable certification from the supplier is not available shall be tested to determine the relevant properties, as part of the procurement. A complete traceability of all the materials including welding materials shall be provided. Halogenated materials (example: insulating materials) shall be forbidden in areas served by the detritiation systems. Exceptions must be approved by the Tritium System and Safety Section Responsible Officers.

  1. Practical materials characterization

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    2014-01-01

    Presents cross-comparison between materials characterization techniquesIncludes clear specifications of strengths and limitations of each technique for specific materials characterization problemFocuses on applications and clear data interpretation without extensive mathematics

  2. Bridged graphite oxide materials

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    Herrera-Alonso, Margarita (Inventor); McAllister, Michael J. (Inventor); Aksay, Ilhan A. (Inventor); Prud'homme, Robert K. (Inventor)

    2010-01-01

    Bridged graphite oxide material comprising graphite sheets bridged by at least one diamine bridging group. The bridged graphite oxide material may be incorporated in polymer composites or used in adsorption media.

  3. Nanostructured composite reinforced material

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    Seals, Roland D.; Ripley, Edward B.; Ludtka, Gerard M.

    2012-07-31

    A family of materials wherein nanostructures and/or nanotubes are incorporated into a multi-component material arrangement, such as a metallic or ceramic alloy or composite/aggregate, producing a new material or metallic/ceramic alloy. The new material has significantly increased strength, up to several thousands of times normal and perhaps substantially more, as well as significantly decreased weight. The new materials may be manufactured into a component where the nanostructure or nanostructure reinforcement is incorporated into the bulk and/or matrix material, or as a coating where the nanostructure or nanostructure reinforcement is incorporated into the coating or surface of a "normal" substrate material. The nanostructures are incorporated into the material structure either randomly or aligned, within grains, or along or across grain boundaries.

  4. Renewable smart materials

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    Kim, Hyun Chan; Mun, Seongcheol; Ko, Hyun-U.; Zhai, Lindong; Kafy, Abdullahil; Kim, Jaehwan

    2016-07-01

    The use of renewable materials is essential in future technologies to harmonize with our living environment. Renewable materials can maintain our resources from the environment so as to overcome degradation of natural environmental services and diminished productivity. This paper reviews recent advancement of renewable materials for smart material applications, including wood, cellulose, chitin, lignin, and their sensors, actuators and energy storage applications. To further improve functionality of renewable materials, hybrid composites of inorganic functional materials are introduced by incorporating carbon nanotubes, titanium dioxide and tin oxide conducting polymers and ionic liquids. Since renewable materials have many advantages of biocompatible, sustainable, biodegradable, high mechanical strength and versatile modification behaviors, more research efforts need to be focused on the development of renewable smart materials.

  5. Advanced functional materials

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    2011-01-01

    This book reviews the results of recent research on new materials arising from progress in polymer, ceramic, sensor, and fuel cell technology, including advanced inorganic-organic-hybrid polymeric materials, high functional sensor, and microbial fuel cells.

  6. Informing material specification

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    Ramsgaard Thomsen, Mette; Karmon, Ayelet

    2012-01-01

    programmable architectural design tools and advanced computer numerically controlled (CNC) knitting machines we understand the practice of textile design as a particular class of material design that enables variegation across both material and structure. Our aim for the experiments is firstly: the design......Architecture is entering a radical rethinking of its material practice. Advancements in material science and more complex models of material simulation as well as the interfaces between design and fabrication are fundamentally changing the way we conceive and design our built environment. This new...... technological platform allows an unprecedented control over the material. Creating direct links between the space of design and the space of fabrication, the idea of the hyper specified material developed in direct response to defined design criteria calls upon a new material practice in which designers...

  7. Modern electronic materials

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    Watkins, John B

    2013-01-01

    Modern Electronic Materials focuses on the development of electronic components. The book first discusses the history of electronic components, including early developments up to 1900, developments up to World War II, post-war developments, and a comparison of present microelectric techniques. The text takes a look at resistive materials. Topics include resistor requirements, basic properties, evaporated film resistors, thick film resistors, and special resistors. The text examines dielectric materials. Considerations include basic properties, evaporated dielectric materials, ceramic dielectri

  8. Machinability of advanced materials

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    Davim, J Paulo

    2014-01-01

    Machinability of Advanced Materials addresses the level of difficulty involved in machining a material, or multiple materials, with the appropriate tooling and cutting parameters.  A variety of factors determine a material's machinability, including tool life rate, cutting forces and power consumption, surface integrity, limiting rate of metal removal, and chip shape. These topics, among others, and multiple examples comprise this research resource for engineering students, academics, and practitioners.

  9. Materials Genome Initiative Element

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    Vickers, John

    2015-01-01

    NASA is committed to developing new materials and manufacturing methods that can enable new missions with ever increasing mission demands. Typically, the development and certification of new materials and manufacturing methods in the aerospace industry has required more than 20 years of development time with a costly testing and certification program. To reduce the cost and time to mature these emerging technologies, NASA is developing computational materials tools to improve understanding of the material and guide the certification process.

  10. Computing and Material

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    Ramsgaard Thomsen, Mette; Tamke, Martin

    2013-01-01

    The digital is often said to bring us away from material. The adverse is true: digital design and fabrication grants new interfaces towards material and allows architectural design to engage with material on architectural scale in a way that is further reaching than ever before....

  11. Raw material versus processing

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    Some brazilian aspects related with the obtainment of raw materials for advanced ceramic products are described. The necessity of import raw materials by the advanced ceramic industries is mentioned, generating dangerous depedence for the country. The brazilian mineral reserves for using in raw materials of advanced ceramic are also cited. (C.G.C.)

  12. Meanings of Materials

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    Karana, E.

    2009-01-01

    This book is about meanings we attribute to materials of the objects around us. Materials convey meanings: they look traditional, they express luxury, they are associated with factories, or they conjure up one’s childhood. How do materials obtain these meanings? How do they interact with other e

  13. Conducting Polymeric Materials

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    Hvilsted, Søren

    2016-01-01

    The overall objective of this collection is to provide the most recent developments within the various areas of conducting polymeric materials. The conductivity of polymeric materials is caused by electrically charged particles, ions, protons and electrons. Materials in which electrons are the ch...... awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry “for the discovery and development of conductive polymers”....

  14. Fusion reactor materials

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    This paper discuses the following topics on fusion reactor materials: irradiation, facilities, test matrices, and experimental methods; dosimetry, damage parameters, and activation calculations; materials engineering and design requirements; fundamental mechanical behavior; radiation effects; development of structural alloys; solid breeding materials; and ceramics

  15. Magnetism Materials and Applications

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    Trémolet de Lacheisserie, Étienne; Schlenker, Michel

    2005-01-01

    This book treats permanent magnet (hard) materials, magnetically soft materials for low-frequency applications and for high-frequency electronics, magnetostrictive materials, superconductors, magnetic-thin films and multilayers, and ferrofluids. Chapters are dedicated to magnetic recording, the role of magnetism in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and instrumentation for magnetic measurements.   

  16. Articulating Material Criteria

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    Hasling, Karen Marie

    2013-01-01

    , imitate and articulate the students’ inclusion of materials. This paper particularly discusses the experiences made and ideas generated after the execution of a material science course for second year students, with emphasis on the concept of the material selection matrix as an educational tool...

  17. Fusion reactor materials

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    none,

    1989-01-01

    This paper discuses the following topics on fusion reactor materials: irradiation, facilities, test matrices, and experimental methods; dosimetry, damage parameters, and activation calculations; materials engineering and design requirements; fundamental mechanical behavior; radiation effects; development of structural alloys; solid breeding materials; and ceramics.

  18. Safer Aviation Materials Tested

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    Palaszewski, Bryan A.

    2001-01-01

    A series of thermally stable polymer samples were tested. These materials are called low heat release materials and are designed for aircraft interior decorative materials. The materials are designed to give off a minimum amount of noxious gases when heated, which increases the possibility that people can escape from a burning aircraft. New cabin materials have suitably low heat release so that fire does not spread, toxic chemicals are not given off, and the fire-emergency escape time for crew and passengers is lengthened. These low heat-release materials have a variety of advantages and applications: interiors for ground-based facilities, interiors of space vehicles, and many commercial fire-protection environments. A microscale combustion calorimeter at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Technical Center tested NASA Langley Research Center materials samples. The calorimeter is shown. A sharp, quantitative, and reproducible heat-release-rate peak is obtained in the microscale heat-release-rate test. The newly tested NASA materials significantly reduced the heat release capacity and total heat release. The thermal stability and flammability behavior of the samples was very good. The new materials demonstrated a factor of 4 reduction in total heat release over ULTEM (a currently used material). This information is provided in the following barchart. In other tests, the materials showed greater than a factor 9 reduction in heat-release capacity over ULTEM. The newly tested materials were developed for low dielectric constant, low color, and good solubility. A scale up of the material samples is needed to determine the repeatability of the performance in larger samples. Larger panels composed of the best candidate materials will be tested in a larger scale FAA Technical Center fire facility. The NASA Glenn Research Center, Langley (Jeff Hinkley), and the FAA Technical Center (Richard Lyon) cooperatively tested these materials for the Accident Mitigation

  19. Tailored Porous Materials

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    BARTON,THOMAS J.; BULL,LUCY M.; KLEMPERER,WALTER G.; LOY,DOUGLAS A.; MCENANEY,BRIAN; MISONO,MAKOTO; MONSON,PETER A.; PEZ,GUIDO; SCHERER,GEORGE W.; VARTULI,JAMES C.; YAGHI,OMAR M.

    1999-11-09

    Tailoring of porous materials involves not only chemical synthetic techniques for tailoring microscopic properties such as pore size, pore shape, pore connectivity, and pore surface reactivity, but also materials processing techniques for tailoring the meso- and the macroscopic properties of bulk materials in the form of fibers, thin films and monoliths. These issues are addressed in the context of five specific classes of porous materials: oxide molecular sieves, porous coordination solids, porous carbons, sol-gel derived oxides, and porous heteropolyanion salts. Reviews of these specific areas are preceded by a presentation of background material and review of current theoretical approaches to adsorption phenomena. A concluding section outlines current research needs and opportunities.

  20. Advances in electronic materials

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    Kasper, Erich; Grimmeiss, Hermann G

    2008-01-01

    This special-topic volume, Advances in Electronic Materials, covers various fields of materials research such as silicon, silicon-germanium hetero-structures, high-k materials, III-V semiconductor alloys and organic materials, as well as nano-structures for spintronics and photovoltaics. It begins with a brief summary of the formative years of microelectronics; now the keystone of information technology. The latter remains one of the most important global technologies, and is an extremely complex subject-area. Although electronic materials are primarily associated with computers, the internet

  1. Terminology of carbonaceous materials

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    Bagrov, G.N.; Nagornyi, V.G.; Ostrovskii, V.S.

    1986-07-01

    The need is discussed to standardize definition of carbonaceous material. Terms related to carbonaceous materials and their products are selected and analyzed. Diagramatic representation is given of relationships between carbonaceous materials. Carbon has two forms of structure, cubic and hexagonal, characterized by sp/sup 3/-hybrid groups of atoms forming spatial system of tetrahedral bonds. Hexagonal form of carbon is represented by natural materials such as graphite, shungite, anthracite and a number of artificial materials obtained during thermal treatment of organic substances at temperatures above carbonization temperature. 4 references.

  2. New materials in defence

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    National defence is very important and always needs new such materials which have technological and socio-economic development of human society. The types of materials used by a society reflect its level of sophistication. These modern materials are basically the same conventional materials but with a greater knowledge content which include superalloys, modern polymers, engineering ceramics and the advanced composite. The production and use of new materials is playing and important role in the recent development in the defence industry. (A.B.)

  3. Applied Electromagnetism and Materials

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    Moliton, André

    2007-01-01

    Applied Electromagnetism and Materials picks up where the author's Basic Electromagnetism and Materials left off by presenting practical and relevant technological information about electromagnetic material properties and their applications. This book is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in materials science and is the product of many years of teaching basic and applied electromagnetism. Topics range from the spectroscopy and characterization of dielectrics and semiconductors, to non-linear effects and electromagnetic cavities, to ion-beam applications in materials science.

  4. Microporous polymeric materials

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    Peter M Budd

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Microporous materials are solids that contain interconnected pores of molecular dimensions (i.e. <2 nm. Such materials possess large surface areas, typically 300-1500 m2 g−1, and are of great technological importance for adsorption and heterogeneous catalysis1. There are two main classes of microporous materials widely used in industry: crystalline zeolites (aluminosilicates and activated carbons. In the past decade, there has been an intense effort to optimize the porosity of these materials for various applications2,3. However, it is recognized that the design of entirely new microporous materials would open up exciting opportunities for fundamental research and industrial applications3.

  5. Comprehensive nuclear materials

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    Allen, Todd; Stoller, Roger; Yamanaka, Shinsuke

    2012-01-01

    Comprehensive Nuclear Materials encapsulates a panorama of fundamental information on the vast variety of materials employed in the broad field of nuclear technology. The work addresses, in five volumes, 3,400 pages and over 120 chapter-length articles, the full panorama of historical and contemporary international research in nuclear materials, from Actinides to Zirconium alloys, from the worlds' leading scientists and engineers. It synthesizes the most pertinent research to support the selection, assessment, validation and engineering of materials in extreme nuclear environments. The work discusses the major classes of materials suitable for usage in nuclear fission, fusion reactors and high power accelerators, and for diverse functions in fuels, cladding, moderator and control materials, structural, functional, and waste materials.

  6. Modelling of thermoelectric materials

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    Bjerg, Lasse

    consuming. Another approach is to model the thermoelectric properties of a material on a computer. Several crystal structures can be investigated this way without use of much man power. I have chosen the latter approach. Using density functional theory I am able to calculate the band structure of a material....... This band structure I can then use to calculate the thermoelectric properties of the material. With these results I have investigated several materials and found the optimum theoretical doping concentration. If materials with these doping concentrations be synthesised, considerably better thermoelectric......In order to discover new good thermoelectric materials, there are essentially two ways. One way is to go to the laboratory, synthesise a new material, and measure the thermoelectric properties. The amount of compounds, which can be investigated this way is limited because the process is time...

  7. Multicomponent polymeric materials

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    Thomas, Sabu; Saha, Prosenjit

    2016-01-01

    The book offers an in-depth review of the materials design and manufacturing processes employed in the development of multi-component or multiphase polymer material systems. This field has seen rapid growth in both academic and industrial research, as multiphase materials are increasingly replacing traditional single-component materials in commercial applications. Many obstacles can be overcome by processing and using multiphase materials in automobile, construction, aerospace, food processing, and other chemical industry applications. The comprehensive description of the processing, characterization, and application of multiphase materials presented in this book offers a world of new ideas and potential technological advantages for academics, researchers, students, and industrial manufacturers from diverse fields including rubber engineering, polymer chemistry, materials processing and chemical science. From the commercial point of view it will be of great value to those involved in processing, optimizing an...

  8. Dealloying and Dealloyed Materials

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    McCue, Ian; Benn, Ellen; Gaskey, Bernard; Erlebacher, Jonah

    2016-07-01

    A successful working model for nanoporosity evolution during dealloying was introduced 15 years ago. Since that time, the field has rapidly expanded, with research groups from across the world studying dealloying and dealloyed materials. Dealloying has grown into a rich field, with some groups focusing on fundamentals and mechanisms of dealloying, other groups creating new porous metals and alloys, and even more groups studying their properties. Dealloying was originally considered only in the context of corrosion, but now it is considered a facile self-organization technique to fabricate high-surface-area, bicontinuous nanoporous materials. Owing to their high interfacial area and the versatility of metallic materials, nanoporous metals have found application in catalysis, sensing, actuation, electrolytic and ultracapacitor materials, high-temperature templates/scaffolds, battery anodes, and radiation damage–tolerant materials. In this review, we discuss the fundamental materials principles underlying the formation of dealloyed materials and then look at two major applications: catalysis and nanomechanics.

  9. Contact materials for nanoelectronics

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    Alshareef, Husam N.

    2011-02-01

    In this article, we review current research activities in contact material development for electronic and nanoelectronic devices. A fundamental issue in contact materials research is to understand and control interfacial reactions and phenomena that modify the expected device performance. These reactions have become more challenging and more difficult to control as new materials have been introduced and as device sizes have entered the deep nanoscale. To provide an overview of this field of inquiry, this issue of MRS Bulletin includes articles on gate and contact materials for Si-based devices, junction contact materials for Si-based devices, and contact materials for alternate channel substrates (Ge and III-V), nanodevices. © 2011 Materials Research Society.

  10. Comprehensive hard materials

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    2014-01-01

    Comprehensive Hard Materials deals with the production, uses and properties of the carbides, nitrides and borides of these metals and those of titanium, as well as tools of ceramics, the superhard boron nitrides and diamond and related compounds. Articles include the technologies of powder production (including their precursor materials), milling, granulation, cold and hot compaction, sintering, hot isostatic pressing, hot-pressing, injection moulding, as well as on the coating technologies for refractory metals, hard metals and hard materials. The characterization, testing, quality assurance and applications are also covered. Comprehensive Hard Materials provides meaningful insights on materials at the leading edge of technology. It aids continued research and development of these materials and as such it is a critical information resource to academics and industry professionals facing the technological challenges of the future. Hard materials operate at the leading edge of technology, and continued res...

  11. Material Transport and Synthesis by Cantilever-free Scanning Probe Lithography

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    Liao, Xing

    Reliably synthesizing and transporting materials in nanoscale is the key question in many fields of nanotechnology. Cantilever-free scanning probe lithography, by replacing fragile and costly cantilevers with a robust and low cost elastomeric structure, fundamentally solved the low-throughput nature of scanning probe lithography, which has great potential to be a powerful and point-of-use tool for high throughput synthesis of various kinds of nanomaterials. Two nanolithographic methods, polymer pen lithography (PPL) and beam pen lithography (BPL), have been developed based on the cantilever-free architecture to directly deliver materials and transfer energy to substrates, respectively. The first portion of my thesis, including chapter two and chapter three, addresses major challenges remaining in the cantilever-free scanning probe lithographic techniques. Chapter two details the role of contact force in polymer pen lithography. A geometric model was developed to quantitatively explain the relationship between the z-piezo extension, the contact force and the resulted feature size. With such a model, force can be used as the in-situ feedback during the patterning and a new method for leveling the pen arrays was developed, which utilizes the total force between the pen arrays and the surface to achieve leveling with a tilt of less than 0.004°. In chapter three, massively multiplexed near-field photolithography has been demonstrated by combining BPL with a batch method to fabricate nanometer scale apertures in parallel fashion and a strategy to individually actuation of each pen in the pen array are discussed. This transformative combination enables one to writing arbitrary patterns composed of diffraction-unlimited features over square centimeter areas that are in registry with existing patterns and nanostructures, creating a unified tool for constructing and studying nanomaterials. The second portion of this thesis focuses on applications of cantilever-free scanning

  12. Biological materials: a materials science approach.

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    Meyers, Marc A; Chen, Po-Yu; Lopez, Maria I; Seki, Yasuaki; Lin, Albert Y M

    2011-07-01

    The approach used by Materials Science and Engineering is revealing new aspects in the structure and properties of biological materials. The integration of advanced characterization, mechanical testing, and modeling methods can rationalize heretofore unexplained aspects of these structures. As an illustration of the power of this methodology, we apply it to biomineralized shells, avian beaks and feathers, and fish scales. We also present a few selected bioinspired applications: Velcro, an Al2O3-PMMA composite inspired by the abalone shell, and synthetic attachment devices inspired by gecko.

  13. Materials and structures

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    Saito, Theodore T.; Langenbeck, Sharon L.; Al-Jamily, Ghanim; Arnold, Joe; Barbee, Troy; Coulter, Dan; Dolgin, Ben; Fichter, Buck; George, Patricia; Gorenstein, Paul

    1992-08-01

    Materials and structures technology covers a wide range of technical areas. Some of the most pertinent issues for the Astrotech 21 missions include dimensionally stable structural materials, advanced composites, dielectric coatings, optical metallic coatings for low scattered light applications, low scattered light surfaces, deployable and inflatable structures (including optical), support structures in 0-g and 1-g environments, cryogenic optics, optical blacks, contamination hardened surfaces, radiation hardened glasses and crystals, mono-metallic telescopes and instruments, and materials characterization. Some specific examples include low coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) structures (0.01 ppm/K), lightweight thermally stable mirror materials, thermally stable optical assemblies, high reliability/accuracy (1 micron) deployable structures, and characterization of nanometer level behavior of materials/structures for interferometry concepts. Large filled-aperture concepts will require materials with CTE's of 10(exp 9) at 80 K, anti-contamination coatings, deployable and erectable structures, composite materials with CTE's less than 0.01 ppm/K and thermal hysteresis, 0.001 ppm/K. Gravitational detection systems such as LAGOS will require rigid/deployable structures, dimensionally stable components, lightweight materials with low conductivity, and high stability optics. The Materials and Structures panel addressed these issues and the relevance of the Astrotech 21 mission requirements by dividing materials and structures technology into five categories. These categories, the necessary development, and applicable mission/program development phasing are summarized. For each of these areas, technology assessments were made and development plans were defined.

  14. Materials research for fusion

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    Knaster, J.; Moeslang, A.; Muroga, T.

    2016-05-01

    Fusion materials research started in the early 1970s following the observation of the degradation of irradiated materials used in the first commercial fission reactors. The technological challenges of fusion energy are intimately linked with the availability of suitable materials capable of reliably withstanding the extremely severe operational conditions of fusion reactors. Although fission and fusion materials exhibit common features, fusion materials research is broader. The harder mono-energetic spectrum associated with the deuterium-tritium fusion neutrons (14.1 MeV compared to average for fission neutrons) releases significant amounts of hydrogen and helium as transmutation products that might lead to a (at present undetermined) degradation of structural materials after a few years of operation. Overcoming the historical lack of a fusion-relevant neutron source for materials testing is an essential pending step in fusion roadmaps. Structural materials development, together with research on functional materials capable of sustaining unprecedented power densities during plasma operation in a fusion reactor, have been the subject of decades of worldwide research efforts underpinning the present maturity of the fusion materials research programme.

  15. Basic Electromagnetism and Materials

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    Moliton, André

    2007-01-01

    Basic Electromagnetism and Materials is the product of many years of teaching basic and applied electromagnetism. This textbook can be used to teach electromagnetism to a wide range of undergraduate science majors in physics, electrical engineering or materials science. However, by making lesser demands on mathematical knowledge than competing texts, and by emphasizing electromagnetic properties of materials and their applications, this textbook is uniquely suited to students of materials science. Many competing texts focus on the study of propagation waves either in the microwave or optical domain, whereas Basic Electromagnetism and Materials covers the entire electromagnetic domain and the physical response of materials to these waves. Professor André Moliton is Director of the Unité de Microélectronique, Optoélectronique et Polymères (Université de Limoges, France), which brings together three groups studying the optoelectronics of molecular and polymer layers, micro-optoelectronic systems for teleco...

  16. Fusion reactor materials

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    This is the fifteenth in a series of semiannual technical progress reports on fusion reactor materials. This report combines research and development activities which were previously reported separately in the following progress reports: Alloy Development for Irradiation Performance; Damage Analysis and Fundamental Studies; Special purpose Materials. These activities are concerned principally with the effects of the neutronic and chemical environment on the properties and performance of reactor materials; together they form one element of the overall materials programs being conducted in support of the Magnetic Fusion Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Fusion Reactor Materials Program is a national effort involving several national laboratories, universities, and industries. The purpose of this series of reports is to provide a working technical record for the use of the program participants, and to provide a means of communicating the efforts of materials scientists to the rest of the fusion community, both nationally and worldwide

  17. Micromechanics of hierarchical materials

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    Mishnaevsky, Leon, Jr.

    2012-01-01

    A short overview of micromechanical models of hierarchical materials (hybrid composites, biomaterials, fractal materials, etc.) is given. Several examples of the modeling of strength and damage in hierarchical materials are summarized, among them, 3D FE model of hybrid composites...... with nanoengineered matrix, fiber bundle model of UD composites with hierarchically clustered fibers and 3D multilevel model of wood considered as a gradient, cellular material with layered composite cell walls. The main areas of research in micromechanics of hierarchical materials are identified, among them......, the investigations of the effects of load redistribution between reinforcing elements at different scale levels, of the possibilities to control different material properties and to ensure synergy of strengthening effects at different scale levels and using the nanoreinforcement effects. The main future directions...

  18. ANS materials databook

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    Marchbanks, M.F.

    1995-08-01

    Technical development in the Advanced Neutron Source (ANS) project is dynamic, and a continuously updated information source is necessary to provide readily usable materials data to the designer, analyst, and materials engineer. The Advanced Neutron Source Materials Databook (AMBK) is being developed as a part of the Advanced Neutron Source Materials Information System (AMIS). Its purpose is to provide urgently needed data on a quick-turnaround support basis for those design applications whose schedules demand immediate estimates of material properties. In addition to the need for quick materials information, there is a need for consistent application of data throughout the ANS Program, especially where only limited data exist. The AMBK is being developed to fill this need as well. It is the forerunner to the Advanced Neutron Source Materials Handbook (AMHB). The AMHB, as reviewed and approved by the ANS review process, will serve as a common authoritative source of materials data in support of the ANS Project. It will furnish documented evidence of the materials data used in the design and construction of the ANS system and will serve as a quality record during any review process whose objective is to establish the safety level of the ANS complex. The information in the AMBK and AMHB is also provided in electronic form in a dial-up computer database known as the ANS Materials Database (AMDB). A single consensus source of materials information prepared and used by all national program participants has several advantages. Overlapping requirements and data needs of various sub-projects and subcontractors can be met by a single document which is continuously revised. Preliminary and final safety analysis reports, stress analysis reports, equipment specifications, materials service reports, and many other project-related documents can be substantially reduced in size and scope by appropriate reference to a single data source.

  19. Emerging smart materials systems

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    Strock, H.B. [Strock Technology Associates Inc., Holden, MA (United States)

    1996-04-01

    Smart materials systems are nonliving systems that integrate the functions of sensing, actuation, logic and control to respond adaptively to changes in their condition or the environment to which they are exposed, in a useful and usually repetitive manner. Smart materials possess both sensing and actuation capability. They can adaptively respond to changing stimuli, e.g., the variable darkening of photochromic glass or plastic on exposure to sunlight. Such passively smart materials behavior has relatively limited, although marketable, functionality.

  20. Alloy catalyst material

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    2014-01-01

    The present invention relates to a novel alloy catalyst material for use in the synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from oxygen and hydrogen, or from oxygen and water. The present invention also relates to a cathode and an electrochemical cell comprising the novel catalyst material, and the process use...... of the novel catalyst material for synthesising hydrogen peroxide from oxygen and hydrogen, or from oxygen and water....