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  • 1.
    Reddy, Damodhar
    et al.
    School of Electrical Engineering, Vellore Institute Technology, Vellore, 632014, India.
    Ramasamy, Sudha
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    A back propagation network based MPPT algorithm for grid-tied wind energy system with Vienna Rectifier2019In: International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, ISSN 1309-0127, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 1097-1107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a boost type Vienna Rectifier with a back propagation network algorithm for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) from the wind energy system. The preferred control algorithm deals with non-linear problems with improved conversance precision and reduced learning time. In this system, boost type Vienna Rectifier is employed as a machine side converter for single stage energy conversion of AC to DC with the enhanced output voltage and a grid side converter worked for DC to AC conversion. Vienna Rectifier facilitates power flow with high power density, continuous sinusoidal input current, improved power factor and offers low voltage stress across the switches. The proposed system is designed to meet the load power demand of 1kW Active power with the combined contribution of the wind and the main grid. The resulting analysis of the Vienna Rectifier with the aforementioned control algorithm is validated through Matlab-Simulink for variable wind speeds. © 2019, International Journal of Renewable Energy Research.

  • 2.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Yao, Y.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Gothenburg, 41296, Sweden.
    Vadali, S. V. S. S.
    University of Hyderabad, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Hyderabad, 500046, India.
    Klement, Uta
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Gothenburg, 41296, Sweden.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    A facile approach to deposit graphenaceous composite coatings by suspension plasma spraying2019In: Coatings, ISSN 2079-6412, Vol. 9, no 3, article id 171Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper demonstrates, for the first time ever, the deposition of graphenaceous composite coatings using an easy, yet robust, suspension plasma spraying (SPS) process. As a case study, a composite coating comprising 8 wt.% of yttria-stabilized-zirconia (8YSZ) and reinforced with graphene oxide (GO) was deposited on a steel substrate. The coatings were sprayed using an 8YSZ-GO mixed suspension with varied plasma spray parameters. Establishing the possibility of retaining the graphene in a ceramic matrix using SPS was of specific interest. Electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy confirmed the presence of graphenaceous material distributed throughout the coating in the 8YSZ matrix. The experimental results discussed in this work confirm that SPS is an immensely attractive pathway to incorporate a graphenaceous material into virtually any matrix material and can potentially have major implications in enabling the deposition of large-area graphene-containing coatings for diverse functional applications. © 2019 by the authors.

  • 3.
    Ferreira Magalhães, Ana Catarina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Cederqvist, L.
    SKB AB, Oskarshamn, Sweden.
    De Backer, Jeroen
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Håkansson, Emil
    Volvo Cars, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Ossiansson, Bruno
    Volvo Cars, Skövde, Sweden.
    Bolmsjö, Gunnar
    Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    A Friction Stir Welding case study using Temperature Controlled Robotics with a HPDC Cylinder Block and dissimilar materials joining2019In: Journal of Manufacturing Processes, ISSN 1526-6125, Vol. 46, p. 177-184Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The automotive industry is going through a radical transformation from combustion engines to fully electric propulsion, aiming at improving key performance indicators related to efficiency, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness. In this transition period, it is important to continue the innovation of combustion engines for e.g. plug-in hybrid vehicles. This led Volvo Cars to pursue radically new manufacturing processes such as Friction Stir Welding (FSW). The work presented in this paper is a case study whereby feasibility of using FSW to join a reinforcement element into the aluminium casted Cylinder Block was studied. The complex geometry of the joint required a flexible five-axis manipulator, i.e. an industrial robot, as well as advanced process control, i.e. temperature feedback control, in order to maintain a consistent weld quality throughout the whole component. The process was successfully demonstrated in a lab environment and offers a cost-efficient solution while maintaining the durability and higher efficiency. The outcome of this study shows the great potential of implementing the FSW process in combination with High Pressure Die Casted components, such a Cylinder Block. © 2019 The Society of Manufacturing Engineers

  • 4.
    Devotta, Ashwin Moris
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. R&D Turning, Sandvik Coromant AB, Sandviken, 811 81, Sweden.
    Sivaprasad, P. V.
    R&D, Sandvik Materials Technology AB, Sandviken, 811 81, Sweden.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Magnevall, Martin
    R&D, Sandvik Coromant AB, 811 81 Sandviken, Sweden; Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SE-371 41 Karlskrona, Sweden .
    Lundblad, Mikael
    R&D, Sandvik Coromant AB, 811 81 Sandviken, Sweden.
    A modified Johnson-Cook model for ferritic-pearlitic steel in dynamic strain aging regime2019In: Metals, ISSN 2075-4701, Vol. 9, no 5, article id 528Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, the flow stress behavior of ferritic-pearlitic steel (C45E steel) is investigated through isothermal compression testing at different strain rates (1 s-1, 5 s-1, and 60 s-1) and temperatures ranging from 200 to 700 °C. The stress-strain curves obtained from experimental testing were post-processed to obtain true stress-true plastic strain curves. To fit the experimental data to well-known material models, Johnson-Cook (J-C) model was investigated and found to have a poor fit. Analysis of the flow stress as a function of temperature and strain rate showed that among other deformation mechanisms dynamic strain aging mechanism was active between the temperature range 200 and 400 °C for varying strain rates and J-C model is unable to capture this phenomenon. This lead to the need to modify the J-C model for the material under investigation. Therefore, the original J-C model parameters A, B and n are modified using the polynomial equation to capture its dependence on temperature and strain rate. The results show the ability of the modified J-C model to describe the flow behavior satisfactorily while dynamic strain aging was operative. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

  • 5.
    Valiente Bermejo, María Asunción
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Eyzop, Daniel
    Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta R&D Center, 774 41 Avesta, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    A New Approach to the Study of Multi-Pass Welds–Microstructure and Properties of Welded 20-mm-Thick Superduplex Stainless Steel2019In: Applied Sciences, ISSN 2076-3417, Vol. 9, no 6, article id 1050Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Type 2507 superduplex stainless steel 20 mm in thickness was multi-pass-welded with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) processes. Recommended and higher arc energies and inter-pass temperatures were used. Thermal cycles were monitored using a recently developed procedure involving the successive instrumentation of the multi-pass welds, pass by pass, by addition of thermocouples in each weld pass. The repeatability of temperature measurements and survival rate of more than 90% of thermocouples confirmed the reliability of the procedure. Reheating by subsequent passes caused a progressive increase in the austenite content of the weld metal. The as-deposited GMAW passes with higher-than-recommended arc energy showed the lowest presence of nitrides. Therefore, the cooling rate—and not the time exposed at the critical temperature range—seems to be the key factor for nitride formation. The welding sequence layout also plays an important role in the distribution of secondary phases. A larger amount and concentration of secondary austenite and σ-phase was found for a larger number of subsequent passes in the immediate vicinity of a specific weld pass. The impact toughness exceeded requirements for all welds. Differences in absorbed energies were related to the amount of micro-inclusions found with the FCAW weld showing the lowest absorbed energies and highest amount of micro-inclusions. Pitting corrosion preferentially initiated in locations with secondary austenite and σ-phase. However, in the absence of these secondary phases, the HAZ containing nitrides was the weakest location where pitting initiated. The results of this work have implications on practical welding for superduplex stainless steels: the current recommendations on maximum arc energy should be revised for large thickness weldments, and the importance of the welding sequence layout on the formation of secondary phases should be considered.

  • 6.
    Asala, Gbenga
    et al.
    University of Manitoba, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Winnipeg, Canada.
    Andersson, Joel
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Ojo, O. A.
    University of Manitoba, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Winnipeg, Canada.
    A study of the dynamic impact behaviour of IN 718 and ATI 718Plus® superalloys2019In: Philosophical Magazine, ISSN 1478-6435, E-ISSN 1478-6443, Vol. 99, no 4, p. 419-437Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The dynamic impact response of IN 718 and ATI 718Plus®, in both the solution heat treated and age-hardened conditions, were investigated at different deformation temperatures and strain rates using a direct impact Hopkinson pressure bar. Analyses of the results provide a vital but previously not reported information that the ATI 718Plus® offers a higher resistance to damage during high strain rate ballistic impact deformation compared to the most widely used Iron-nickel based superalloy, Inconel 718. ATI 718Plus® showed higher strain hardening and strain rate sensitivity, in both heat treatment conditions, than IN 718. The difference in the deformation behaviour of both alloys, in the annealed condition, is attributable to the compositional modification in ATI 718Plus® which has been reported to lower its stacking fault energy and increases the tendency for deformation twinning. However, in the age-hardened condition, the difference is believed to be related to the disparity in the operative strengthening mechanism, of the precipitates present in both alloys. Furthermore, a higher susceptibility to strain location and the formation of adiabatic shear band, in aged IN 718, is attributable to the stronger temperature-softening characteristics observed in the alloy and to the limited strain hardening tendency under dynamic impact loading. © 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

  • 7.
    Nilsen, Morgan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    A study on change point detection methods applied to beam offset detection in laser welding2019In: Procedia Manufacturing, E-ISSN 2351-9789, Vol. 6, p. 72-79Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents an experimental study where a photodiode integrated into a laser beam welding tool is used to monitor laser beam spot deviations fromthe joint, the beam offset. The photodiode system is cost effective and typically easy to implement in an industrial system. The selected photodiode is a silicondetector sensitive in the spectral range between 340-600nm which corresponds to the spectral emissions from the plasma plume. The welding application is closed-square-butt joint welding where a laser beam offset can cause lack of fusion in the resulting weld. The photodiode signal has been evaluated by two different change point detection methods, one off-line and one on-line method, with respect to their detection performance. Off-line methods can be used to guide post weld inspection and on-line methods have the potential to enable on-line adaptive control or the possibility to stop the process for repair. The performance of the monitoring system and the change point detection methods have been evaluated from data obtained during laser beam welding experiments conducted on plates of stainless steel. The results clearly indicates the possibility to detect beam offsets by photodiode monitoring.

  • 8.
    Nilsen, Morgan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Adaptive control of the filler wire rate during laser beam welding of squared butt joints with varying gap width2019In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015, Vol. 102, no 9-12, p. 3667-3676Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Adding filler wire control to autogenous laser beam welding of squared butt joints offers a means to widen up the tight fit-up tolerances associated with this process. When the gap width varies, the filler wire rate should be controlled to assure a constant geometry of the resulting weld seam. A dual mode sensing system is proposed to estimate the joint gap width and thereby control the filler wire rate. A vision camera integrated into the welding tool together with external LED illumination and a laser line projection enables two sensing modes, one surface feature extraction mode and one laser triangulation-based mode. Data from the both modes are fused in a Kalman filter, and comparisons show that the fusing of the data gives more robust estimation than estimates from each single mode. A feed-forward control system adaptively adjusts the filler wire rate based on the estimations ofthe joint gap width in front of the keyhole. The focus is on keeping the data processing simple and affordable, and the real-time performance of the sensor and control system has been evaluated by welding experiments. It is shown that the proposed system can be used for on-line control of the filler wire rate to achieve a constant weld geometry during varying joint gap widths

  • 9.
    Svenman, Edvard
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    An inductive gap measurement method for square butt joints2019Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A recent method in aero engine production is to fabricate components from smaller pieces, rather than machining them from large castings. This has made laser beam welding popular, offering high precision with low heat input and distortion, but also high productivity. At the same time, the demand for automation of production has increased, to ensure high quality and consistent results. In turn, the need for sensors to monitor and control the laser welding process is increasing. In laser beam welding without filler material, the gap between the parts to be joined must be narrow. Optical sensors are often used to measure the gap, but with precise machining, it may become so narrow that it is difficult to detect, with the risk of welding in the wrong position. This thesis proposes the use of an inductive sensor with coils on either side of the gap. Inducing currents into the metal, such a sensor can detect even gaps that are not visible. The new feature of the proposal is based on using the complex response of each coil separately to measure the distance and height on both sides of the gap, rather than an imbalance from the absolute voltage of each coil related to gap position. This extra information allows measurement of gap width and alignment as well as position in a working range of about 1 mm around the gap, and decreases the influence from variation in gap alignment to the position measurement. The sensor needs to be calibrated with a certain gap width and height alignment. In real use, these will vary, causing the sensor to be less accurate. Using initial estimates of the gap parameters from the basic sensor, a model ofthe response can be used to estimate the measurement error of each coil, whichin turn can be used for compensation to improve the measurement of the gap properties. The properties of the new method have been examined experimentally, using aprecise traverse mechanism to record single coil responses in a working range around a variable dimension gap, and then using these responses to simulate atwo coil probe. In most cases errors in the measurement of weld gap position and dimensions are within 0.1 mm. Different coil orientations were studied using numerical simulation, and validated in experiments using a two coil probe. The influence of scratches, chamfers and variation in plate thickness was investigated at different frequencies.

  • 10.
    Asala, Gbenga
    et al.
    University of Manitoba, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Winnipeg, R3T 5V6, Canada.
    Andersson, Joel
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Ojo, Olanrewaj A.
    University of Manitoba, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Winnipeg, R3T 5V6, Canada.
    Analysis and constitutive modelling of high strain rate deformation behaviour of wire-arc additive-manufactured ATI 718Plus superalloy2019In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015, Vol. 3, no 1-4, p. 1419-1431Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A fundamental prerequisite for obtaining realistic finite element simulation of machining processes, which has become a key machinability assessment for metals and alloys, is the establishment of a reliable material model. To obtain the constitutive model for wire-arc additive-manufactured ATI 718Plus, Hopkinson pressure bar is used to characterise the flow stress of the alloy over a wide range of temperatures and strain rates. Experiment results show that the deformation behaviours of as-deposited ATI 718Plus superalloy are influenced by the applied strain rate, test temperature and strain. Post-deformation microstructures show localised deformation within the deposit, which is attributable to the heterogeneous distribution of the strengthening precipitates in as-deposited ATI 718Plus. Furthermore, cracks are observed to be preferentially initiated at the brittle eutectic solidification constituents within the localised band. Constitutive models, based on the strain-compensated Arrhenius-type model and the modified Johnson-Cook model, are developed for the deposit based on experimental data. Standard statistical parameters, correlation coefficient (R), root-mean-square error (RMSE) and average absolute relative error (AARE) are used to assess the reliability of the models. The results show that the modified Johnson-Cook model has better reliability in predicting the dynamic flow stress of wire-arc-deposited ATI 718Plus superalloy. © 2019, Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature.

  • 11.
    Ramasamy, Sudha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Zhang, Xiaoxiao
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Bennulf, Mattias
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Danielsson, Fredrik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Automated Path Planning for Plug Produce in a Cutting-tool Changing Application2019In: 24th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), 2019, p. 356-362Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, a path planning algorithm is designed and tested with a real robot for a Plug & Produce demonstrator. The demonstrator is divided into modules that can be connected and removed. Modules are used for various processes like tool change and storage. This paper focuses on the process of cutting-tool change for the production industry. The Plug & Produce demonstrator uses a multi-agent system where parts and resources are agents. A part agent, e.g., a cutting-tool, can request a robot to perform skills like transportation. This requires the robot to be autonomous. The aim of this paper is to automate the path planning for industrial robotics in a Plug & Produce system. This is done by implementing a sampling based RRT algorithm combined with a collision detection function in RobotStudio. With various real time scenarios, the path planning execution time is observed and presented in the paper.

  • 12.
    Hameed, Pearlin
    et al.
    Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular & Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India.
    Gopal, Vasanth
    Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular & Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India; Department of Physics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Sen, Dwaipayan
    Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular & Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Manivasagam, Geetha
    Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular & Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India.
    Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying: An ultimate technique to tailor Ti6Al4V surface with HAp for orthopaedic applications2019In: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, ISSN 0927-7765, E-ISSN 1873-4367, Vol. 173, p. 806-815Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dissolution of atmospheric plasma sprayed (APS) hydroxyapatite (HAp) coatings on Ti-6Al-4 V medical implants have always been a challenge to overcome in the field of biomedical industry. In the present work, an attempt has been made to develop a HAp coating using a novel thermal spray process called axial suspension plasma spraying (SPS), which leads to thin adherent coatings. Two HAp coatings fabricated by APS (P1 and P2) and four SPS HAp coatings (S1, S2, S3 and S4) produced with varying spraying parameters were characterized in terms of (1) microstructure, porosity, hardness, adhesion strength, contact angle and phase purity; (2) corrosion resistance in 10% Fetal bovine serum (FBS); (3) in-vitro cell adherence and cell viability using human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Amongst different APS and SPS coatings, P1 and S3 exhibited superior properties. S3 coating developed using SPS exhibited 1.3 times higher adhesion strength when compared to APS coating (P1) and 9.5 times higher corrosion resistance than P1. In addition, both S3 and P1 exhibited comparatively higher biocompatibility as evidenced by the presence of more than 92% viable hMSCs. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.

  • 13.
    Yehorov, Yuri
    et al.
    Center for Research and Development of Welding Processes, Federal University of Uberlandia, Uberlândia, Brazil.
    da Silva, Leandro João
    Center for Research and Development of Welding Processes, Federal University of Uberlandia, Uberlândia, Brazil.
    Scotti, Americo
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Center for Research and Development of Welding Processes, Federal University of Uberlandia, Uberlândia, Brazil.
    Balancing WAAM Production Costs and Wall Surface Quality through Parameter Selection: A Case Study of an Al-Mg5 Alloy Multilayer-Non-Oscillated Single Pass Wall2019In: Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, E-ISSN 2504-4494, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study was to propose a strategy to assess the potential reduction of the production cost during wire+arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) based on the combination of wire feed speed (related to deposition rate) and travel speed (related to deposition time). A series of experiments, using a multilayer-non-oscillated single pass wall made of an Al-Mg alloy, was conducted. The quality of the wall was assessed through the lateral surface waviness and top layer undulation. The concepts of Surface Waviness and Buy-to-Apply indices were introduced. Initially, the range of travel speed (TS) that provided layers with acceptable quality was determined for a given wire feed speed (WFS), corresponding to a constant current. Then, the effect of the increase of production capacity of the process (though current raising, yet maintaining the ratio WFS/TS constant) on the wall quality for a given condition within the TS range was assessed. The results showed that the useful range of TS prevents too rough a waving surface below the lower limit and top surface undulation over the higher limit. However, inside the range, there is little quality variation for the case under study. Finally, simulations of deposition time were developed to demonstrate the weight of the TS on the final deposition time and wall quality as a function of a target wall width. This respective weight showed the existence of a complex and unpredictable, yet determined, power of a combination of TS, target wall geometry, and dead time between subsequent layers. It was verified to be possible to find optimized TS as a function of different target geometries. 

  • 14.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Nilsen, Morgan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Beam offset detection in laser stake welding of tee joints based on photodetector sensing2019In: Procedia Manufacturing, E-ISSN 2351-9789, Vol. 36, p. 64-71Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents an experimental study where a photodetector is used in a laser beam welding tool to monitor beam deviations (beam offsets) in stake welding of tee joints. The aim is to obtain an early detection of deviations from the joint centerline in this type of welding where the joint is not visible from the top side. The photodetector used is a GaP diode sensitive in the spectral range 150-550 nm corresponding to the spectral emissions form the plasma plume during keyhole welding. The photodetector signal has been evaluated by change point detection methods with respect to their detection performance. Both an off-line and an on-line method have been evaluated. The off-line method can be used to guide post weld inspection and the on-line method has the potential to enable on-line adaptive position control and/or the possibility to stop the process for repair. The results shows that the proposed method can be used as a go/no go system and to guide post weld inspection.

  • 15.
    Sadeghi, Esmaeil
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Chlorine-induced high-temperature corrosion and erosion-corrosion of HVAF and HVOF-sprayed amorphous Fe-based coatings2019In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 371, no S1, p. 20-35Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Chlorine-induced high-temperature corrosion and erosion-corrosion behavior of amorphous Fe-based coatings sprayed by high velocity air-fuel (HVAF) and high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) techniques were investigated. The coated specimens were first exposed to isothermal high-temperature corrosion at 600 °C in ambient air with and without KCl. The exposed specimens were then subjected to alumina erodent. The as-sprayed HVAF coating showed a more compact and uniform microstructure with a higher hardness leading to higher corrosion and erosion-corrosion resistance. After erosion, all the coatings similarly exhibited a combined brittle/ductile damage to surface oxide scale that previously formed in the corrosive environment. The corrosion and erosion-corrosion behavior of the coatings primarily relied on the uniformity of coatings’ microstructure and distribution of alloying elements to form the protective oxide scale in the corrosive environment, which can resist against erodent in the erosive media. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.

  • 16.
    Aranke, Omkar
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Algenaid, Wael
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Awe, Samuel
    R and D Department, Automotive Components Floby AB, Floby, 52151, Sweden.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Coatings for automotive gray cast iron brake discs: A review2019In: Coatings, ISSN 2079-6412, Vol. 9, no 9, article id 552Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Gray cast iron (GCI) is a popular automotive brake disc material by virtue of its high melting point as well as excellent heat storage and damping capability. GCI is also attractive because of its good castability and machinability, combined with its cost-effectiveness. Although several lightweight alloys have been explored as alternatives in an attempt to achieve weight reduction, their widespread use has been limited by low melting point and high inherent costs. Therefore, GCI is still the preferred material for brake discs due to its robust performance. However, poor corrosion resistance and excessive wear of brake disc material during service continue to be areas of concern, with the latter leading to brake emissions in the form of dust and particulate matter that have adverse effects on human health. With the exhaust emission norms becoming increasingly stringent, it is important to address the problem of brake disc wear without compromising the braking performance of the material. Surface treatment of GCI brake discs in the form of a suitable coating represents a promising solution to this problem. This paper reviews the different coating technologies and materials that have been traditionally used and examines the prospects of some emergent thermal spray technologies, along with the industrial implications of adopting them for brake disc applications. © 2019 by the authors.

  • 17.
    Reddy, Damodhar
    et al.
    HITAM, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Hyderabad, India.
    Ramasamy, Sudha
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Comparative Analysis of P & O and RBFN MPPT Controller Based Three Level SEPIC Topology for 1.2kW Solar PV System2019In: Gazi University Journal of Science, E-ISSN 2147-1762, Vol. 32, no 3, p. 853-869Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper accords an intelligent controller based 3-level SEPIC configuration for energy transformation in the solar PV system. An artificial intelligence based radial basis function network is engaged as a control algorithm for the maximum power extraction and the converter control can be done based on the duty cycle generated by the controller. In this system, a SEPIC topology is used for high voltage gain with reduced switching losses. In this paper, an RBFN controller based 3-level SEPIC topology is designed for 1.2kW solar PV system over the traditional P & O (Perturb & Observe) control method and the comparative result analysis is done though the simulation output for the corresponding input parameters.

  • 18.
    dos Santos Paes, Luiz Eduardo
    et al.
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Precision Engineering, Laser Division (LMP-Laser), Florianópolis, Brazil.
    Pereira, Milton
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Precision Engineering, Laser Division (LMP-Laser), Florianópolis, Brazil.
    Weingaertner, Walter Lindolfo
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Precision Engineering, Laser Division (LMP-Laser), Florianópolis, Brazil.
    Scotti, Americo
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Federal University of Uberlandia, Center for Research and Development of Welding Processes (Laprosolda), Uberlândia Brazil.
    Souza, Tiago
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Precision Engineering, Laser Division (LMP-Laser), Florianópolis, Brazil.
    Comparison of methods to correlate input parameters with depth of penetration in LASER welding2019In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015, Vol. 101, no 5-8, p. 1157-1169Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the industrial relevance of LASER welding, determination of sustainable parameterization is still a challenge. Trial and error, or even not totally justified methodologies, are frequently applied on LASER welding parametrization. This approach potentially leads to a decrease of the process tolerance and, consequently, increasing the likelihood of imperfections, which means extra operational time and raising of the final cost. The present paper addresses a comparative discussion about five factors experimentally determined and frequently used to predict depth of penetration in LASER welding. The experiments were performed with a 10-kW fiber LASER. In a first batch, power was varied while welding speed was fixed at 1 m/min. In a second batch, welding speed was varied and power was kept at 10 kW. The first demonstrated concern on using these popular factors is the definition and quantification of LASER energy. For evidencing this aspect, two samples were processed with the same welding energy of 120 kJ/m, yet resulting in completely different penetrations. Eventually, an empirical model based on power as a factor allowed a more reliable prediction of the depth of penetration.

  • 19.
    Valiente Bermejo, María Asunción
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Wessman, Sten
    Swerim AB, Kista, Sweden.
    Computational thermodynamics in ferrite content prediction of austenitic stainless steel weldments2019In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 627-635Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, four computational approaches using Thermo-Calc and DICTRA have been used to calculate the ferrite content of a set of austenitic stainless steel welds with different solidification modes and ferrite contents. To evaluate the computational approaches, the calculations were compared to the experimental results. It was found that for each solidification mode, there is one computational approach that predicts ferrite with better accuracy. For ferritic-austenitic alloys, the best accuracy is obtained when considering the peritectic model, with deviations of 1.2–1.4% ferrite. In the case of austenitic-ferritic alloys, the solidification analysed through the eutectic approach showed an accuracy of 0.6–1.6% ferrite, whilst in alloys with fully ferritic solidification, starting calculations, not from the liquid state but from fully ferritic below solidus, was the best approach, showing 2.3% ferrite deviation from the experimental measurements. Computational thermodynamics has proved to be a promising tool to explore simulation and calculation of ferrite content phase fractions in welding. However, further investigation is still needed to correlate the real microstructural features with the computational parameter “cell size”. The feasibility and accuracy of computational thermodynamics when predicting ferrite in low-heat-input welding processes such as laser welding is also another aspect for additional investigation.

  • 20.
    Svenungsson, Josefine
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Conduction laser welding: modelling of melt pool with free surface deformation2019Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Laser welding is commonly used in the automotive-, steel- and aerospace industry. It is a highly non-linear and coupled process where the weld geometry is strongly affected by the flow pattern in the melt pool. Experimental observations are challenging since the melt pool and melt flow below the surface are not yet accessible during welding. Improved process control would allow maintaining, or improving, product quality with less material and contribute further to sustainability by reducing production errors. Numerical modelling with Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD, provides complementary understanding with access to process properties that are not yet reachable with experimental observation. However, the existing numerical models lack predictability when considering the weld shape. The work presented here is the development of a model for conduction laser welding. The solver upon which the model is based is first described in detail. Then different validation cases are applied in order to test specific parts of the physics implemented. Two cases focus on thermocapillary convection in two-phase and three-phase flows with surface deformation. Finally, a third case considers the melt pool flow during conduction mode welding.It is concluded that the convection of fusion enthalpy, which was neglected in former studies, should be included in the model. The implementation of the thermo capillary force is recommended to be consistent with the other surface forces to avoid unphysical solution. Free surface oscillations, known from experimental observations, are also computed numerically. However, further investigation is needed to check that these oscillations are not disturbed b ynumerical oscillations.

  • 21.
    Elefante, Arianna
    et al.
    University of Bari, Physics Department, Via Amendola 173, 70126 Bari, Italy.
    Nilsen, Morgan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Maggipinto, Tommaso
    University of Bari, Physics Department, Via Amendola 173, 70126 Bari, Italy.
    Ancona, Antonio
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems. IFN-CNR Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, Physics Department, Via Amendola 173, 70126 Bari, Italy.
    Detecting beam offsets in laser welding of closed-square-butt joints by wavelet analysis of an optical process signal2019In: Optics and Laser Technology, ISSN 0030-3992, E-ISSN 1879-2545, Vol. 109, p. 178-185Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Robotized laser beam welding of closed-square-butt joints is sensitive to the positioning of the laser beam with respect to the joint since even a small offset may result in a detrimental lack of sidewall fusion. An evaluation of a system using a photodiode aligned coaxial to the processing laser beam confirms the ability to detect variations of the process conditions, such as when there is an evolution of an offset between the laser beam and the joint. Welding with different robot trajectories and with the processing laser operating in both continuous and pulsed mode provided data for this evaluation. The detection method uses wavelet analysis of the photodetector signal that carries information of the process condition revealed by the plasma plume optical emissions during welding. This experimental data have been evaluated offline. The results show the potential of this detection method that is clearly beneficial for the development of a system for welding joint tracking.

  • 22.
    Zhang, Xun
    et al.
    The University of Manchester, Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, The Henry Royce Institute, School of Materials, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Li, Chun
    State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001, China; The University of Manchester, School of Materials, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Withers, Philip J.
    The University of Manchester, Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, The Henry Royce Institute, School of Materials, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Xiao, Ping
    The University of Manchester, School of Materials, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Determination of local residual stress in an air plasma spray thermal barrier coating (APS-TBC) by microscale ring coring using a picosecond laser2019In: Scripta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6462, E-ISSN 1872-8456, Vol. 167, p. 126-130Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A picosecond laser for incremental annular trench cutting is combined with digital image correlation (DIC) to extend the incremental ring-core method to the profiling of residual stress in thick (>100 μm) coatings. In this case the local residual stress in a TBC is depth profiled after exposure to 1150 °C for 190 h. The topcoat was found to be in compression with an average compressive stress of −94 ± 8 MPa which is representative of the stresses that would be generated elastically on cooling from a stress-free temperature of ~970 °C. The stress profile measurements have been validated by high-energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurements. © 2019

  • 23.
    Gupta, Mohit Kumar
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Li, Xin-Hai
    Siemens Turbomachinery AB, Finspång, Sweden.
    Kjellman, Björn
    GKN Aerospace, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Development of bondcoats for high lifetime suspension plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings2019In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 371, no SI, p. 366-377Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Fabrication of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) by suspension plasma spraying (SPS) seems to be a promising alternative for the industry as SPS TBCs have the potential to provide lower thermal conductivity and longer lifetime than state-of-the-art allowing higher engine efficiency. Further improvements in lifetime of SPS TBCs and fundamental understanding of failure mechanisms in SPS TBCs are necessary for their widespread commercialisation. In this study, the influence of varying topcoat-bondcoat interface topography and bondcoat microstructure on lifetime was investigated. The objective of this work was to gain fundamental understanding of relationships between topcoat-bondcoat interface topography, bondcoat microstructure, and failure mechanisms in SPS TBCs. Seven sets of samples were produced in this study by keeping same bondcoat chemistry but varying feedstock particle size distributions and bondcoat spray processes. The topcoat chemistry and spray parameters were kept identical in all samples. Three-dimensional surface measurements along with scanning electron microscopy images were used to characterise bondcoat surface topography. The effect of varying interface topography and bondcoat microstructure on thermally grown oxide formation, stresses and lifetime was discussed. The results showed that varying bondcoat powder size distribution and spray process can have a significant effect on lifetime of SPS TBCs. Smoother bondcoats seemed to enhance the lifetime in case of SPS TBCs in case of same bondcoat chemistry and similar bondcoat microstructures. When considering the samples investigated in this study, samples with high velocity air-fuel (HVAF) bondcoats resulted in higher lifetime than other samples indicating that HVAF could be a suitable process for bondcoat deposition in SPS TBCs. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.

  • 24.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AG, Auer von Welsbachstr, 1, A-9330 Althofen, Austria.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Durability of Gadolinium Zirconate/YSZ Double-Layered Thermal Barrier Coatings under Different Thermal Cyclic Test Conditions2019In: Materials, ISSN 1996-1944, E-ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 12, no 14, article id E2238Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Higher durability in thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) is constantly sought to enhance the service life of gas turbine engine components such as blades and vanes. In this study, three double layered gadolinium zirconate (GZ)-on-yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) TBC variants with varying individual layer thickness but identical total thickness produced by suspension plasma spray (SPS) process were evaluated. The objective was to investigate the role of YSZ layer thickness on the durability of GZ/YSZ double-layered TBCs under different thermal cyclic test conditions i.e., thermal cyclic fatigue (TCF) at 1100 °C and a burner rig test (BRT) at a surface temperature of 1400 °C, respectively. Microstructural characterization was performed using SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) and porosity content was measured using image analysis technique. Results reveal that the durability of double-layered TBCs decreased with YSZ thickness under both TCF and BRT test conditions. The TBCs were analyzed by SEM to investigate microstructural evolution as well as failure modes during TCF and BRT test conditions. It was observed that the failure modes varied with test conditions, with all the three double-layered TBC variants showing failure in the TGO (thermally grown oxide) during the TCF test and in the ceramic GZ top coat close to the GZ/YSZ interface during BRT. Furthermore, porosity analysis of the as-sprayed and TCF failed TBCs revealed differences in sintering behavior for GZ and YSZ. The findings from this work provide new insights into the mechanisms responsible for failure of SPS processed double-layered TBCs under different thermal cyclic test conditions.

  • 25.
    Agic, Adnan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing. Seco Tools, Fagersta, Sweden.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Ståhl, J. -E
    Lund University, Production and Materials Engineering, Lund, Sweden.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Dynamic effects on cutting forces with highly positive versus highly negative cutting edge geometries2019In: International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing, ISSN 1955-2513, E-ISSN 1955-2505Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding the influence of the cutting edge geometry on the development of cutting forces during the milling process is of high importance in order to predict the mechanical loads on the cutting edge as well as the dynamic behavior on the milling tool. The work conducted in this study involves the force development over the entire engagement of a flute in milling, from peak force during the entry phase until the exit phase. The results show a significant difference in the behavior of the cutting process for a highly positive versus a highly negative cutting edge geometry. The negative edge geometry gives rise to larger force magnitudes and very similar developments of the tangential and radial cutting force. The positive cutting edge geometry produces considerably different developments of the tangential and radial cutting force. In case of positive cutting edge geometry, the radial cutting force increases while the uncut chip thickness decreases directly after the entry phase; reaching the peak value after a certain delay. The radial force fluctuation is significantly higher for the positive cutting edge geometry. The understanding of such behavior is important for modelling of the milling process, the design of the cutting edge and the interactive design of digital applications for the selection of the cutting parameters.

  • 26.
    Karimi Neghlani, Paria
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Sadeghi, Esmaeil
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Ålgårdh, Joakim
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing. Powder Materials & Additive Manufacturing, Swerea KIMAB AB, Kista, 164 40, Sweden.
    Andersson, Joel
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    EBM-manufactured single tracks of Alloy 718: Influence of energy input and focus offset on geometrical and microstructural characteristics2019In: Materials Characterization, ISSN 1044-5803, E-ISSN 1873-4189, Vol. 148, p. 88-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Electron beam melting-powder bed fusion (EBM-PBF) is an additive manufacturing process, which is able to produce parts in layer-by-layer fashion from a 3D model data. Currently application of this technology in parts manufacturing with high geometrical complexity has acquired growing interest in industry. To recommend the EBM process into industry for manufacturing parts, improved mechanical properties of final part must be obtained. Such properties highly depend on individual single melted track and single layer. In EBM, interactions between the electron beam, powder, and solid underlying layer affect the geometrical (e.g., re-melt depth, track width, contact angle, and track height) and microstructural (e.g., grain structure, and primary dendrite arm spacing) characteristics of the melted tracks. The core of the present research was to explore the influence of linear energy input parameters in terms of beam scanning speed, beam current as well as focus offset and their interactions on the geometry and microstructure of EBM-manufactured single tracks of Alloy 718. Increased scanning speed led to lower linear energy input values (<0.9 J/mm) in an specific range of the focus offset (0–10 mA) which resulted in instability, and discontinuity of the single tracks as well as balling effect. Decreasing the scanning speed and increasing the beam current resulted in higher melt pool depth and width. By statistical evaluations, the most influencing parameters on the geometrical features were primarily the scanning speed, and secondly the beam current. Primary dendrite arm spacing (PDAS) slightly decreased by increasing the scanning speed using lower beam current values as the linear energy input decreased. By increasing the linear energy input, the chance of more equiaxed grain formation was high, however, at lower linear energy input, mainly columnar grains were observed. The lower focus offset values resulted in more uniform grains along the 〈001〉 crystallographic direction. © 2018 Elsevier Inc. 

  • 27.
    Goel, Sneha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Ahlfors, Magnus
    Quintus Technologies AB, Västerås, Sweden.
    Bahbou, Fouzi
    ARCAM AB, Mölndal, Sweden.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Effect of Different Post-treatments on the Microstructure of EBM-Built Alloy 7182019In: Journal of materials engineering and performance (Print), ISSN 1059-9495, E-ISSN 1544-1024, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 673-680Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Electron beam melting (EBM) of Alloy 718 is of rapidly growing interest as it allows cost-effective production of complex components. However, the inherent flaws in the component in as-built state are of concern in view of the severe working conditions in which Alloy 718 components typically operate. The present work entails an investigation of changes in microstructure that accompany some post-treatments that are being widely considered to address defects in EBM processed Alloy 718. The effect of two different post-treatments, namely hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and a combined HIP + heat treatment (HT) carried out inside the HIP vessel, have been studied and results from as-built and post-treated specimens were compared in terms of porosity/lack-of-fusion, microstructure, phase constitution (NbC content, ÎŽ-phase) and micro-hardness. Post-treatment resulted in reduction in defect content by more than an order of magnitude. HIPing led to complete dissolution of ÎŽ phase. In comparison to as-built material, HIPed specimens exhibited significant drop in hardness. However, a sharp ‘recovery’ of hardness to yield values higher than in as-built condition was observed after HIP + HT and can be attributed to precipitation of γ′′ phase. © 2018, The Author(s).

  • 28.
    Rehan, Arbab
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Effect of heat treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of a 5 wt.% Cr cold work tool steel2019Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This work presents investigations related to phase transformations occurring inthe 5 wt.% Cr cold work tool steel Caldie during hardening and tempering treatments. The influence of austenitisation temperature, cooling rate, sub-zero cooling, isothermal treatment during cooling, tempering temperature and holding time on the microstructure and mechanical properties were investigated.The hardened microstructure of the investigated steel consisted of a mixture ofplate and lath martensite, minor amounts of bainite, blocky and thin retained austenite and M7C3 carbides. Increasing austenitisation temperature from 1020°Cto 1050°C was found useful as it provided higher hardness, good compressive strength and sufficient toughness. However, a further increase to 1075°C resulted in large prior austenite grains which produced coarse martensite containing somewhat increased carbon content. This was found to reduce the impacttoughness of the steel. Significant amounts of retained austenite were present after tempering for 2x2 h between 200°C and 500°C while tempering at 525°C or higher, reduced retained austenite content to below 2%. During holding at tempering temperature carbides precipitated in martensite and possibly in retained austenite. The retained austenite was thereby destabilised and transformed to martensite on cooling. This fresh martensite was tempered by following tempering treatments. It was concluded that tempering at 525°C for 2x2 h was suitable to achieve a good combination of hardness, compressive strength and impact toughness. Retained austenite was also found to transform during holding at 600°C for longer times. Initially, carbides formed in the austenite and after some time transformation of retained austenite to ferrite and carbides took place. Results were used to discuss alternative heat treatment procedures for the 5wt.% Cr cold work tool steel Caldie and some changes of current heat treatment recommendations were suggested.

  • 29.
    Goel, Sneha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Sittiho, Anumat
    University of Idaho, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Moscow, ID 83844, United States.
    Charit, Indrajit
    University of Idaho, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Moscow, ID 83844, United States.
    Klement, Uta
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Effect of post-treatments under hot isostatic pressure on microstructural characteristics of EBM-built Alloy 7182019In: Additive Manufacturing, ISSN 2214-8604, Vol. 28, p. 727-737Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Electron beam melting (EBM) has emerged as an important additive manufacturing technique. In this study, Alloy 718 produced by EBM was investigated in as-built and post-treated conditions for microstructural characteristics and hardness. The post-treatments investigated were hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and combined HIP + heat treatment (HIP + HT) carried out as a single cycle inside the HIP vessel. Both the post-treatments resulted in significant decrease in defects inevitably present in the as-built material. The columnar grain structure of the as-built material was found to be maintained after post-treatment, with some sporadic localized grain coarsening noted. Although HIP led to complete dissolution of δ and γ′′ phase, stable NbC and TiN (occasionally present) particles were observed in the post-treated specimens. Significant precipitation of γ′′ phase was observed after HIP + HT, which was attributed to the two-step aging heat treatment carried out during HIP + HT. The presence of γ′′ phase or otherwise was correlated to the hardness of the material. While the HIP treatment resulted in drop in hardness, HIP + HT led to 'recovery' of the hardness to values exceeding those exhibited by the as-built material. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.

  • 30.
    Tamil Alagan, Nageswaran
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Hoier, Philipp
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Zeman, Pavel
    Department of Production Machines and Equipment, Faculty of Mechanica lEngineering, Center of Advanced AerospaceTechnology, CzechTechnical University in Prague, Czech Republic.
    Klement, Uta
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Gothenburg, Swede.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Wretland, Anders
    GKN Aerospace Engine Systems AB,Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Effects of high pressure cooling in the flank and rake faces of WC tool on the tool wear mechanism and process conditions in turning of alloy 7182019In: Wear, ISSN 0043-1648, E-ISSN 1873-2577, Vol. 434-435, article id 102922Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The exceptional properties of Heat Resistant Super Alloys (HRSA) justify the search for advanced technologiesthat can improve the capability of machining these materials. One such advanced technology is the applicationof a coolant at high pressure while machining, a strategic solution known for at least six decades. The aim is toachieve extended tool life, better chip control and improved surface finish. Another aim is to control the temperature in the workpiece/tool interface targeting for optimum cutting conditions. In most of the existing applications with high-pressure coolant media, the nozzles are positioned on the rake face side of the insert andthey are directed towards the cutting edge (the high-temperature area). The coolant is applied at high-pressureto improve the penetration of the cooling media along the cutting edge in the interface between the insert andworkpiece material (chip) as well as to increase chip breakability. However, the corresponding infusion ofcoolant media in the interface between the flank face of the insert and the work material (tertiary shear zone) hasbeen previously only scarcely addressed, as is the combined effect of coolant applications on rake and clearancesides of the insert. The present work addresses the influence of different pressure conditions in (flank: 0, 4 and8 MPa; rake: 8 and 16 MPa) on maximum flank wear, flank wear area, tool wear mechanism, and overall processperformance. Round uncoated inserts are used in a set of face turning experiments, conducted on the widely usedHRSA "Alloy 718" and run in two condition tests with respect to cutting speed (45 (low) and 90 (high) m/min).The results show that an increase in rake pressure from 8 to 16 MPa has certainly a positive impact on tool life.Furthermore, at higher vc of 90 m/min, cutting edge deterioration: due to an extensive abrasion and crack in thewear zone were the dominant wear mechanism. Nevertheless, the increase in coolant pressure condition to16 MPa reduced the amount of abrasion on the tool compared to 8 MPa. At the lower cutting speed, no crack orplastic deformation or extensive abrasion were found. When using 8 MPa pressure of coolant media on the flank,the wear was reduced by 20% compared to flood cooling conditions. Application of high-pressure cooling on theflank face has a positive effect on tool life and overall machining performance of Alloy 718.

  • 31.
    Zhang, Pimin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, SE-58183, Sweden.
    Sadeghi, Esmaeil
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Chen, Shula
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping, SE-58183, Sweden.
    Li, Xin-Hai
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång, SE-61283, Sweden.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Chen, Weimin
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping, SE-58183, Sweden.
    Buyanova, Irina A.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping, SE-58183, Sweden.
    Peng, Ru L.in
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, SE-58183, Sweden.
    Effects of surface finish on the initial oxidation of HVAF-sprayed NiCoCrAlY coatings2019In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 364, p. 43-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Oxide scale formed on HVAF-sprayed NiCoCrAlY coatings and the effect of surface treatment were investigated by a multi-approach study combining photo-stimulated luminescence, microstructural observation and mass gain. The initial oxidationbehaviour of as-sprayed, polished and shot-peened coatings at 1000 °C is studied. Both polished and shot-peened coatings exhibited superior performance due to rapid formation of α-Al2O3 fully covering the coating and suppressing the growth of transient alumina, assisted by a high density of α-Al2O3 nuclei on surface treatment induced defects. Moreover, the fast development of a two-layer alumina scale consisting of an inward-grown inner α-Al2O3 layer and an outer layer transformed from outward-grown transient alumina resulted in a higher oxide growth rate of the as-sprayed coating.

  • 32.
    Eshagh, Mehdi
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mathematics, Computer and Surveying Engineering.
    Pitoňák, Martin
    University of West Bohemia, NTIS-The New Technologies for the Information Society, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
    Elastic Thickness Determination from on-orbit GOCE Data and CRUST1.02019In: Pure and Applied Geophysics, ISSN 0033-4553, E-ISSN 1420-9136, Vol. 176, no 2, p. 685-696Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Elastic thickness (Te) is a parameter representing the lithospheric strength with respect to the loading. Those places, having large values of elastic thickness, flexes less. In this paper, the on-orbit measured gravitational gradients of the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission are used for determining the elastic thickness over Africa. A forward computational method is developed based on the Vening Meinesz-Moritz (VMM) and flexural theories of isostasy to find a mathematical relation between the second-order derivative of the Earth’s gravity field measured by the GOCE satellite and mechanical properties of the lithosphere. The loading of topography and bathymetry, sediments and crystalline masses are computed from CRUST1.0, in addition to estimates of laterally-variable density of the upper mantle, Young’s modulus and Poisson’s ratio. The second-order radial derivatives of the gravitational potential are synthesised from the crustal model and different a priori values of elastic thickness to find which one matches the GOCE on-orbit gradient. This method is developed in terms of spherical harmonics and performed at any point along the GOCE orbit without using any planar approximation. Our map of Te over Africa shows that the intra-continental hotspots and volcanoes, such as Ahaggar, Tibesti, Darfur, Cameroon volcanic line and Libya are connected by corridors of low Te. The high values of Te are mainly associated with the cratonic areas of Congo, Chad and the Western African basin.

  • 33.
    Tamil Alagan, Nageswaran
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Enhanced heat transfer and tool wear in high-pressure coolant assisted turning of alloy 7182019Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Heat generated in a machining process is a common and critical obstacle faced in today's manufacturing industries. The heat generated in the cutting zone has adirect negative influence on the tool life, which, in turn contributes to increasing the manufacturing costs. Especially in the machining of Heat Resistant Superalloys, HRSA, this is a very limiting factor. HRSA are capable of retaining their mechanical strength and hardness at elevated temperatures. This property is advantageous for applications such as aero-engines, but also a disadvantage, since it also lowers the machinability significantly.This work is an attempt to improve the heat transfer from the cutting zone, which would lead to an increase in the tool life. To achieve this goal, the effect of cooling the flank face (tertiary shear zone) with high-pressure is studied; furthermore, the cutting tool has been modified to create an improved interface between the high pressure coolant and the tool where high-temperature gradient exists.Three main generations of inserts have been designed and investigated. Firstly, an insert with surface texture features created with the purpose of increasing the available surface area for heat dissipation: First generation, Gen I. Secondly, GenI+, a modified rake design of Gen I, for improved frictional conditions on the tool-chip contact. Thirdly, Gen II was designed as a further improvement of GenI. Here, several channel features on the rake face were added, reaching out from the contact zone to the near proximity of the cutting edge. This has the purpose of improving access of the coolant closer to the cutting edge.The experiments were conducted in facing operations of Alloy 718 with uncoated round carbide inserts. All experiments were carried out with high-pressure coolant, with a maximum available pressure of 16 MPa on the rake face and 8MPa on the flank face, respectively. The three generations of inserts, Gen I, I+and II, were experimentally evaluated by tool wear analysis in comparison with a regular insert. The results shows that the tool life increased significantly for the Gen I insert, compared to catastrophic failure of the regular insert at the same conditions. Regarding the Gen II insert, an increase in tool life by approximately30-40 percent, compared to Gen I inserts was observed. XRegarding the coolant-boiling phenomenon, results revealed the existence in form of dark region (Ca precipitate) below the flank wear land. The location and size of the coolant-boiling region is interrelated between flank wear, cutting zone temperature, coolant pressure and vapour pressure of the coolant at the investigated coolant pressure levels. The coolant applied at a pressure lower than the vapour pressure of the coolant itself will cause the "Leidenfrost effect" to appear that will effectively act as a coolant barrier region. However, most importantly, this effect led to the observation of a new wear mechanism present "Cavitation Wear". This type of wear appears in the form of erosion pits on the flank surface of the insert and it is observed for flank pressure conditions of 4and 8 MPa. It is a new phenomenon in tool wear to be seen on uncoated WC cutting tools during machining operations with high-pressure coolant.

  • 34.
    Holmberg, Jonas
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing. Swerea-IVF AB, 431 22, Mölndal, Sweden.
    Wretland, Anders
    GKN Aerospace Engine Systems AB, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Berglund, Johan
    Swerea IVF AB, Argongatan 30, 431 22 Mölndal, Sweden.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Evaluation of surface integrity after high energy machining with EDM, Laser Beam Machining and Abrasive Water Jet Machining of Alloy 7182019In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015, Vol. 100, no 5-8, p. 1575-1591Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Development of future aero engine components based on new design strategies utilising topological optimisation and additive manufacturing has in the past years become a reality. This allows for designs that involve geometries of "free form" surfaces and material combinations that could be difficult to machine using conventional milling. Hence, alternative manufacturing routes using non-conventional high energy methods are interesting to explore. In this investigation, the three high energy machining methods abrasive water jet machining (AWJM), electrical discharge machining (EDM) and laser beam machining (LBM) have been compared in terms of surface integrity to the reference, a ball nosed end milled surface. The results showed great influence on the surface integrity from the different machining methods. It was concluded that AWJM resulted in the highest quality regarding surface integrity properties with compressive residual stresses in the surface region and a low surface roughness with texture from the abrasive erosion. Further, it was shown that EDM resulted in shallow tensile residual stresses in the surface and an isotropic surface texture with higher surface roughness. However, even though both methods could be considered as possible alternatives to conventional milling they require post processing. The reason is that the surfaces need to be cleaned from either abrasive medium from AWJM or recast layer from EDM. It was further concluded that LBM should not be considered as an alternative in this case due to the deep detrimental impact from the machining process.Keywords

  • 35.
    Agic, Adnan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing. Seco Tools, Fagersta, Sweden.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Ståhl, J. -E
    Lund University, Production and Materials Engineering, Lund, Sweden.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Experimental analysis of cutting edge effects on vibrations in end milling2019In: CIRP - Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, ISSN 1755-5817, E-ISSN 1878-0016, Vol. 24, p. 66-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The ability to minimize vibrations in milling by the selection of cutting edge geometry and appropriate cutting conditions is an important asset in the optimization of the cutting process. This paper presents a measurement method and a signal processing technique to characterize and quantify the magnitude of the vibrations in an end milling application. Developed methods are then used to investigate the effects of various cutting edge geometries on vibrations in end milling. The experiments are carried out with five cutting edge geometries that are frequently used in machining industry for a wide range of milling applications. The results show that a modest protection chamfer combined with a relatively high rake angle has, for the most of cutting conditions, a reducing effect on vibration magnitudes. Furthermore, dynamics of a highly positive versus a highly negative cutting geometry is explored in time domain and its dependency on cutting conditions is presented. The results give concrete indications about the most optimal cutting edge geometry and cutting conditions in terms of dynamic behavior of the tool.

  • 36.
    Svenman, Edvard
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, Trollhättan, SE-461 81, Sweden.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Runnemalm, Anna
    University of Skövde, Engineering Science, Skövde, SE-541 28, Sweden.
    Experimental validation of an inductive probe for narrow gap measurement based on numerical modelling2019In: Measurement, ISSN 0263-2241, E-ISSN 1873-412X, Vol. 146, p. 396-402Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Experimental validation of numeric results for an inductive probe shows that narrow gaps between two plates can be measured with accuracy suitable for laser beam welding. A two-coil inductive probe for measurement of the gap was built based on finite element modelling results. The individual coils were calibrated using a complex response method, and results from the physical coils closely match the numerical results regarding distance to gap and lift-off above the plate. The measurement of a realistic gap shows results that can be used in industrial applications for position, plate height and height alignment. © 2019

  • 37.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Calinas, Rosa Filomena
    Innovnano Materials, Coimbra, Portugal.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industries AG, Althofen, Austria.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Experimental visualization of microstructure evolution during suspension plasma spraying of thermal barrier coatings2019In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN 0955-2219, E-ISSN 1873-619X, Vol. 39, no 2-3, p. 470-481Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the evolution of microstructure of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) produced by suspension plasma spraying (SPS) through a careful experimental study. Understanding the influence of different suspension characteristics such as type of solvent, solid load content and median particle size on the ensuing TBC microstructure, as well as visualizing the early stages of coating build-up leading to formation of a columnar microstructure or otherwise, was of specific interest. Several SPS TBCs with different suspensions were deposited under identical conditions (same substrate, bond coat and plasma spray parameters). The experimental study clearly revealed the important role of suspension characteristics, namely surface tension, density and viscosity, on the final microstructure, with study of its progressive evolution providing invaluable insights. Variations in suspension properties manifest in the form of differences in droplet momentum and trajectory, which are found to be key determinants governing the resulting microstructure (e.g., lamellar/vertically cracked or columnar).

  • 38.
    Andersson, Oscar
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Production Engineering and XPRES, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Fahlström, Karl
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Melander, Arne
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Production Engineering and XPRES, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Experiments and efficient simulations of distortions of laser beam–welded thin-sheet close beam steel structures2019In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part B, journal of engineering manufacture, ISSN 0954-4054, E-ISSN 2041-2975, Vol. 233, no 3, p. 787-796Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, geometrical distortions of steel structures due to laser beam welding were analyzed. Two 700-mm-long U-beam structures were welded in overlap configurations: a double U-beam structure and a U-beam/flat structure. The structures were in different material combinations from mild steel to ultrahigh-strength steel welded with different process parameters. Different measures of distortions of the U-beam structures were evaluated after cooling. Significant factors of the welding process and the geometry of the structures were identified. Furthermore, welding distortions were modeled using two predictive finite element simulation models. The previously known shrinkage method and a newly developed time-efficient simulation method were evaluated. The new model describes the effects of expansion and shrinkage of the weld zone during welding and material plasticity at elevated temperatures. The new simulation method has reasonable computation times for industrial applications and improved agreement with experiments compared to the often used so-called shrinkage method. © 2018, IMechE 2018.

  • 39.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Narayan, Karthik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    Govindarajan, Sivakumar
    International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, Hyderabad 500069, India.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AG, 9330 Althofen, Austria.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Exploiting Suspension Plasma Spraying to Deposit Wear-Resistant Carbide Coatings.2019In: Materials, ISSN 1996-1944, E-ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 12, no 15, article id E2344Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Titanium- and chromium-based carbides are attractive coating materials to impart wear resistance. Suspension plasma spraying (SPS) is a relatively new thermal spray process which has shown a facile ability to use sub-micron and nano-sized feedstock to deposit high-performance coatings. The specific novelty of this work lies in the processing of fine-sized titanium and chromium carbides (TiC and Cr3C2) in the form of aqueous suspensions to fabricate wear-resistant coatings by SPS. The resulting coatings were characterized by surface morphology, microstructure, phase constitution, and micro-hardness. The abrasive, erosive, and sliding wear performance of the SPS-processed TiC and Cr3C2 coatings was also evaluated. The results amply demonstrate that SPS is a promising route to manufacture superior wear-resistant carbide-based coatings with minimal in situ oxidation during their processing.

  • 40.
    Yehorov, Yurii
    et al.
    Federal University of Uberlandia (UFU),Center for Research and Development of Welding Processes, Laprosolda, Uberlândia, MG 38408-100, Brazil.
    da Silva, Leandro João
    Federal University of Uberlandia (UFU),Center for Research and Development of Welding Processes, Laprosolda, Uberlândia, MG 38408-100, Brazil.
    Scotti, Americo
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Federal University of Uberlandia (UFU),Center for Research and Development of Welding Processes, Laprosolda, Uberlândia, MG 38408-100, Brazil.
    Exploring the use of switchback for mitigating homoepitaxial unidirectional grain growth and porosity in WAAM of aluminium alloys2019In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015, Vol. 104, no 1-4, p. 1581-1592Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work, an alternative approach to prevent unidirectional grain growth in wire + arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) is proposed and assessed, by moving cyclically the torch forward and backward, likewise the welding technique known as switchback. A series of tests were planned with CMT (cold metal transfer) process to compare three wall-like build-ups, which uses different deposition patterns, namely, in one-way direction, reverse direction, and switchback. The same equivalent travel speed and number of deposited layers were kept among them. Longitudinal sections were taken to identify the grain growth behaviour. Finally, samples were removed from the walls for porosity evaluation. The results confirmed the characteristics of unidirectional grain growth, when one-way direction condition was employed, and the break of growth direction between layers, when reverse direction was used, yet a zig-zag pattern became present. Differently, the application of switchback showed no preferential or unidirectional grain growth, suggesting less anisotropy of mechanical properties. In addition, switchback reduced porosity. © 2019, The Author(s).

  • 41.
    Jonnalagadda, Krishna Praveen
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Kramer, Stephanie
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    Zhang, Pimin
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AG, Althofen, Austria.
    Li, Xin-Hai
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB,Finspång,Sweden.
    Peng, Ru Lin
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    Failure of Multilayer Suspension Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings in the Presence of Na2SO4 and NaCl at 900 °C2019In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 28, no 1-2, p. 212-222Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The current investigation focuses on understanding the influence of a columnar microstructure and a sealing layer on the corrosion behavior of suspension plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). Two different TBC systems were studied in this work. First is a double layer made of a composite of gadolinium zirconate + yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) deposited on top of YSZ. Second is a triple layer made of dense gadolinium zirconate deposited on top of gadolinium zirconate + YSZ over YSZ. Cyclic corrosion tests were conducted between 25 and 900 °C with an exposure time of 8 h at 900 °C. 75 wt.% Na2SO4 + 25 wt.% NaCl were used as the corrosive salts at a concentration of 6 mg/cm2. Scanning electron microscopy analysis of the samples’ cross sections showed that severe bond coat degradation had taken place for both the TBC systems, and the extent of bond coat degradation was relatively higher in the triple-layer system. It is believed that the sealing layer in the triple-layer system reduced the number of infiltration channels for the molten salts which resulted in overflowing of the salts to the sample edges and caused damage to develop relatively more from the edge.

  • 42.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Eyzop, Daniel
    Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta Research Centre, Avesta, Sweden.
    Östberg, Agneta
    Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
    Janiak, Paul
    Swerea KIMAB AB, Kista, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Ferrite content measurement in super duplex stainless steel welds2019In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 63, no 2, p. 551-563Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Approaches to determining ferrite fraction (%) and ferrite number (FN) were examined for super duplex stainless steel (SDSS) welds. A reference sample was produced by bead-on-plate gas–tungsten arc welding of a type-2507 SDSS plate. By comparing different etchants and measurement practices, it was realized that etching with modified Beraha followed by computerized image analysis (IA) was the most accurate and quickest technique to measure ferrite fraction, which determined the same ferrite fraction (68.0 ± 2.6%) as that measured by electron diffraction backscattered analysis (67.6 ± 2.3%). A Round Robin test was performed on a reference sample at University West, Swerea KIMAB, Outokumpu Stainless, and Sandvik Materials Technology to investigate the repeatability of the technique. The ferrite fraction measurements performed at different laboratories showed very small variations, which were in the range of those seen when changing microscope in the same laboratory. After verification of the technique, the relationship between ferrite fraction and ferrite number (measured with FERITSCOPE®) was determined using 14 single (root) pass welds, including butt, corner, and T-, V-, and double V-joint geometries. The best-fit equation found in this study was ferrite number (FN) = 1.1 × ferrite fraction (%). To conclude, the ferrite fraction technique suggested in the present paper was accurate and repeatable, which made it possible to determine a ferrite fraction–ferrite number formula for SDSS single-pass welds.

  • 43.
    Odenberger, Eva-Lis
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Division of Mechanics of Solid Materials, Luleå, SE-971 87, Sweden; Division Materials and Production, RISE IVF AB, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Vällaregatan 30, Olofström, SE-293 38, Sweden.
    Pederson, Robert
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Oldenburg, Mats
    Luleå University of Technology, Division of Mechanics of Solid Materials, Luleå, SE-971 87, Sweden.
    Finite element modeling and validation of springback and stress relaxation in the thermo-mechanical forming of thin Ti-6Al-4V sheets2019In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work, a hot forming procedure is developed using computer-aided engineering (CAE) to produce thin Ti-6Al-4V sheet components in an effective way. Traditional forming methods involve time- and cost-consuming furnace heating and subsequent hot sizing steps. A material model for finite element (FE) analyses of sheet metal forming and springback at elevated temperatures in Ti-6Al-4V is calibrated and evaluated. The anisotropic yield criterion proposed by Barlat et al. 2003 is applied, and the time- and temperature-dependent stress relaxation behavior for elastic and inelastic straining are modeled using a Zener–Wert–Avrami formulation. Thermo-mechanical uniaxial tensile tests, a biaxial test, and uniaxial stress relaxation tests are performed and used as experimental reference to identify material model parameters at temperatures up to 700 °C. The hot forming tool setup is manufactured and used to produce double-curved aero engine components at 700 °C with different cycle times for validation purposes. Correlations between the predicted and measured responses such as springback and shape deviation show promising agreement, also when the forming and subsequent holding time was as low as 150 s. The short cycle time resulted in elimination of a detectable alpha case layer. Also, the tool surface coating extends the tool life in combination with a suitable lubricant. © 2019, The Author(s).

  • 44.
    Rathnayake, Samurdhika
    et al.
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, 181 Chatham Road South, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    Tenzer, Robert
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, 181 Chatham Road South, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    Eshagh, Mehdi
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mathematics, Computer and Surveying Engineering.
    Pitonak, Martin
    University of West Bohemia, New Technologies for the Information Society, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Technická 8, Pilsen, 306 14, Czech Republic.
    Gravity Maps of the Lithospheric Structure Beneath the Indian Ocean2019In: Surveys in geophysics, ISSN 0169-3298, E-ISSN 1573-0956, Vol. 40, no 5, p. 1055-1093Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The lithospheric structure beneath the Indian Ocean is probably the most complicated, but at the same time, the least understood among world’s oceans. Results of tomographic, geochemical, magnetic and other surveys provide the evidence of its complex geological history. Seismic surveys have been a primary source of information about the lithospheric structure beneath the Indian Ocean, but these experiments are mainly concentrated at locations of a high geophysical interest. Marine gravity data obtained from processing the satellite altimetry measurements, on the other hand, deliver a detailed image of the whole seafloor relief, advancing further the knowledge about its formation, tectonism and volcanism. In this study, we use gravitational, bathymetric, marine sediment and lithospheric density structure data to compile the Bouguer and mantle gravity maps. We then use both gravity maps to interpret the lithospheric structure beneath the Indian Ocean. The Bouguer gravity map reveals major tectonic and volcanic features that are spatially correlated with crustal thickness variations. The mantle gravity map exhibits mainly a thermal signature of the lithospheric mantle. Gravity lows in this gravity map mark distinctively active oceanic divergent tectonic margins along the Central, Southeast and Southwest Indian Ridges including also the Carlsberg Ridge. Gravity lows extend along the Red Sea–Gulf of Aden and East African Rift Systems, confirming a connection between mid-oceanic spreading ridges (in the Indian Ocean) and continental rift systems (in East Africa). The combined interpretation of the Bouguer and mantle gravity maps confirms a non-collisional origin of mountain ranges along continental rift systems in East Africa. The evidence of a southern extension of the East African Rift System and its link with the Southwest Indian Ridge in the mantle gravity map is absent. Similarly, the ongoing breakup of the composite Indo-Australian plate is not manifested. A missing thermal signature in the mantle gravity map at these two locations is explained by the fact that the southern Nubian-Somalian plate boundary (i.e., the Lwandle plate) and the Indo-Australian plate boundary (i.e., the Capricorn plate) are diffuse zones of convergence, characterized by low deformation and seismicity due to very slow rates of relative motions accommodated across these boundaries. The clear manifestation of the thermal signature of intraplate hot spots in the mantle gravity map is also absent. This finding agrees with the evidence from direct heat flow measurements that do not indicate the presence of a significant positive temperature anomaly compared to the oceanic lithosphere of a similar age. © 2019, Springer Nature B.V.

  • 45.
    Nystedt, Patrik
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mathematics, Computer and Surveying Engineering.
    Öinert, Johan
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Karlskrona, SE-37179, Sweden.
    Group gradations on Leavitt path algebras2019In: Journal of Algebra and its Applications, ISSN 0219-4988, E-ISSN 1793-6829Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Given a directed graph E and an associative unital ring R one may define the Leavitt path algebra with coefficients in R, denoted by LR(E). For an arbitrary group G, LR(E) can be viewed as a G-graded ring. In this paper, we show that LR(E) is always nearly epsilon-strongly G-graded. We also show that if E is finite, then LR(E) is epsilon-strongly G-graded. We present a new proof of Hazrat’s characterization of strongly g-graded Leavitt path algebras, when E is finite. Moreover, if E is row-finite and has no source, then we show that LR(E) is strongly-graded if and only if E has no sink. We also use a result concerning Frobenius epsilon-strongly G-graded rings, where G is finite, to obtain criteria which ensure that LR(E) is Frobenius over its identity component. © 2020 World Scientific Publishing Company.

  • 46.
    Eklund, J.
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Energy and Materials, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Göteborg, 412 96, Sweden.
    Phother, J.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Energy and Materials, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Göteborg, 412 96, Sweden.
    Sadeghi, Esmaeil
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Liske, J.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Energy and Materials, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Göteborg, 412 96, Sweden.
    High-Temperature Corrosion of HVAF-Sprayed Ni-Based Coatings for Boiler Applications2019In: Oxidation of Metals, ISSN 0030-770X, E-ISSN 1573-4889, Vol. 91, no 5-6, p. 729-747Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study investigates the initial corrosion behaviour of HVAF-sprayed NiCr, NiAl and NiCrAlY coatings in two different environments, O 2 + H 2 O and O 2 + H 2 O + KCl at 600 °C for up to 168 h in order to evaluate the possibility of utilizing such coatings in biomass- and waste-fired boilers. SEM/EDX analysis showed that all coatings displayed a protective behaviour in O 2 + H 2 O. Upon addition of KCl (O 2 + H 2 O + KCl), the corrosion behaviour of the NiCr coating drastically changed as it formed a thick oxide layer and displayed major chlorine diffusion down to the substrate. The NiCrAlY coating displayed a significantly better corrosion resistance with only minor oxide formation. The NiAl coating exhibited a protective behaviour similar to when exposed in the absence of KCl indicating that a thin protective oxide has formed on the coating surface. The performance of the NiAl and NiCrAlY coatings is promising for future studies with long-term exposures in more corrosive environments such as in a biomass- and waste-fired boiler. © 2019, The Author(s).

  • 47.
    Jafari, R.
    et al.
    Tarbiat Modares University, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Tehran, 14 115, Iran.
    Sadeghi, Esmaeil
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    High-temperature corrosion performance of HVAF-sprayed NiCr, NiAl, and NiCrAlY coatings with alkali sulfate/chloride exposed to ambient air2019In: Corrosion Science, ISSN 0010-938X, E-ISSN 1879-0496, article id 108066Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The high-temperature corrosion of high velocity air-fuel (HVAF) thermal spray Ni21Cr, Ni5Al, and Ni21Cr7AlY coatings was investigated at 600 °C for 168 h in ambient air under KCl and 50-50 mol% KCl–K2SO4 salts. Chlorination-oxidation cycle and breakdown of the corrosion products layer were the dominant corrosion mechanism in the chromia-forming Ni21Cr and Ni21Cr7AlY coatings exposed to KCl. KCl–K2SO4 was less corrosive to the chromia-forming coatings as K2SO4 was less reactive to the protective Cr-rich oxide. The alumina-forming NiAl exhibited a better corrosion performance under KCl, though it partially suffered from selective sulfidation when exposed to the mixed salt. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

  • 48.
    Asala, Gbenga
    et al.
    University of Manitoba, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Winnipeg, Canada.
    Andersson, Joel
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Ojo, Olanrewaj A.
    University of Manitoba, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Winnipeg, Canada.
    Hot corrosion behaviour of wire-arc additive manufactured Ni-based superalloy ATI 718Plus®2019In: Corrosion Science, ISSN 0010-938X, E-ISSN 1879-0496, Vol. 158, article id 108086Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The hot corrosion behaviour of wire-arc additive manufactured and wrought ATI 718Plus® are studied. ATI 718Plus® produced by the additive manufacturing process, in the as-processed condition, exhibits a significantly lower hot corrosion resistance in comparison to the wrought alloy. Analytical electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, with corroboration by thermodynamic calculations, are used to identify the underlying cause of the poor hot corrosion resistance. Based on the understanding accrued from the analyses, post-processing heat treatments are used to improve the hot corrosion resistance, which is valuably pertinent to the application of ATI 718Plus® produced by additive manufacturing in hot corrosive environments. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

  • 49.
    Tesar, Tomas
    et al.
    Institute of Plasma Physics CAS, v.v.i., Department of Materials Engineering, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic; Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Department of Materials, Trojanova 13, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic .
    Musalek, Radek
    Institute of Plasma Physics CAS, v.v.i., Department of Materials Engineering, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic.
    Lukac, Frantisek
    Institute of Plasma Physics CAS, v.v.i., Department of Materials Engineering, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic.
    Medricky, Jan
    Institute of Plasma Physics CAS, v.v.i., Department of Materials Engineering, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic.
    Cizek, Jan
    Institute of Plasma Physics CAS, v.v.i., Department of Materials Engineering, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic.
    Rimal, Vaclav
    Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, V Holesovickach 2, 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Chraska, Tomas
    Institute of Plasma Physics CAS, v.v.i., Department of Materials Engineering, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic.
    Increasing α-phase content of alumina-chromia coatings deposited by suspension plasma spraying using hybrid and intermixed concepts2019In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 371, no S1, p. 298-311Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The novel method of hybrid suspension plasma spraying of dry coarse aluminum oxide powder with chromium oxide suspension using hybrid water/argon-stabilized (WSP-H 500) plasma torch was utilized for the deposition of coatings with very high α-phase content reaching up to 90%. The deposition mechanism and phase composition were compared with those of coatings deposited from i) intermixed alumina-chromia suspension and ii) alumina suspension doped with chromium nitrate nonahydrate solution. All deposition routes showed alternative ways of preparation of novel multimaterial coatings. It was demonstrated that the chromia addition and the deposition route play the crucial role in the pronounced formation of the thermodynamically stable α-phase. © 2019

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    Raza, Tahira
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Asala, Gbenga
    University of Manitoba, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6, Canada.
    Andersson, Joel
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Ojo, Olanrewaju Akanbi
    University of Manitoba, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6, Canada.
    Influence of Heat Treatments on Heat Affected Zone Cracking of Gas Tungsten Arc Welded Additive Manufactured Alloy 7182019In: Metals, Vol. 9, no 8, article id 881Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The weldability of additive manufactured Alloy 718 was investigated in various heat-treated conditions. The microstructure of the base metal was examined in detail in order to understand the effect of different pre-weld heat treatments; i.e., solution, solution and aging, and hot isostatic pressing. After welding, the variation in total crack lengths, maximum crack length and the total number of cracks in the heat affected zone (HAZ) were used as criteria for the cracking susceptibility of each material condition where wrought Alloy 718 was used as the reference material. Selective laser melting (SLM) manufactured Alloy 718 was susceptible to HAZ cracking in all material conditions. Total crack lengths in HAZ were highest in the SLM as-built condition and lowest in the SLM hot isostatic pressed condition. The cracks that were found in the HAZ of the welded materials consisted of liquation cracks, with eutectic product surrounding the cracks, as well as cracks from which liquation products were absent.

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