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  • 1.
    Abdollahifakhr, Hamon
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Supported Engineering Design.
    Sengul, Ceyhun
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Supported Engineering Design.
    AUTOMATIC DESIGN OF WIRING PATTERN FOR CAR SEAT HEATERS2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This projects aims to develop design automation in product development. Design automation causes increase in producibility and decrease in product cost and manufacturing lead time.

    The study at hand is proposed to provide a new method and to introduce procedure to the design of wiring pattern for a car seat heater for Kongsberg Automotive, KA. KA is a Norwegian company and a global provider of engineering, design, and manufacture for seat comfort, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. The method that currently is used in the company to create a wiring pattern is neither sufficient enough nor automated.

    In order to design the wiring pattern, at first procedure is handled by the designer. Secondly, car seat heater 2D layout is imported and then, the dimensions of the elements are defined as constraints. Then VBA codes are opened and the program is run. The result will be a wiring pattern in different 2D layouts. To make the design process easier, we have modeled five different layouts; wiring pattern of one element, two elements, three elements, five elements (with two back sides) and one element trapezoidal 2D layout.

    The algorithm written in VBA (Visual basic for application) creates the pattern according to the dimensions of the elements which are used as inputs to define constrained parameters. The created macros are simple to use and easy to modify, independent from the programming knowledge. The user is only responsible with parameter input and running the program. The solution gives wiring pattern for a car seat heater.

  • 2.
    Afsaridis, Kimon
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Supported Engineering Design. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    Investigation of residual stresses generation in aluminum flywheel2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Quality of the castings is affected by several factors which the designer should take into consideration during the product development process. Although residual stress is one of those, it is often not considered in practical computations. Hence residual stresses are one of the forgotten areas in designing of machine parts. This master thesis is focused on the investigation of residual stresses in a high pressure die casted component, with the aim of extending its service life, by taking results from the study as a feedback.

    The investigation of residual stresses was done on a variety of specimens, cast aluminum flywheel, provided by Husqvarna AB. This flywheel is a component in a product of the same company.In evaluating the residual stresses in the part, two tools-simulation and physical measurement were used. Moreover, comparison with these two methods is also done at an area of interest on the flywheel. The simulation was carried out by using MAGMAhpdc-a module for high pressure die casting process, from the commercial software package MAGMAsoft; while for the physical measurements, the hole drilling method was used, a method believed to be less accurate at low stresses areas.

    The findings obtained from this study show that the results from both procedures are close, with small deviations observed, which reveals the reliability of the hole drilling method even when the stress levels are low. It is also found that the compressive residual stresses dominate in the component-a preferred phenomenon with regards to residual stress.

  • 3.
    Ahlgren, Dennis
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    Patriksson, Daniel
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    Konstruktion av värmeelement2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This report aims to describing the work behind the development of a masonry heater.

    The masonry heater is developed in collaboration with the company Transient Design KB that is a product development company located in Alingsås. The company sees a possibility to cover a market segment where modern technology and design are missing.

    The report presents those methods and approaches that have been used and gives an overview to how the project has been carried out. It describes how the ideas behind the final results have produced and how they have been developed during the project's time. In the report you can also read about the final concept with its choices of construction and materials.

    The report is completed with a presentation of a final concept and a ground for possible future production.

  • 4.
    Ali, Sharafat
    et al.
    Science and Technology Division, Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY, United States.
    Bogdanoff, Toni
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Jonson, Bo
    School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology, Linnæus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Hardness, elastic modulus and refractive index of oxynitride glasses prepared from woody biofuel ashes2017In: Physics and Chemistry of Glasses: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part B, ISSN 1753-3562, Vol. 58, no 6, 231-236 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports the hardness, elastic modulus and refractive index values of the oxynitride glasses prepared from woody biofuel ashes. The glasses were prepared in nitrogen atmosphere at 1350-1500°C with addition of Ca metal as a precursor to the extra addition of this modifier. The glasses were homogenous, but appeared translucent grey to black. They contained up to 23 eq% of Ca and 5 eq% of N. The glass densities vary slightly between 2·76 to 2·92 g/cm3. The molar volume and compactness values vary between 8·01 cm3/mol to 8·31 cm3/mol and 0·446 to 0·462 respectively. Mechanical properties like hardness and reduced elastic modulus show values, up to 10 and 105 GPa, respectively. These properties are strongly correlated with the amount of N in the glass. The refractive index (1·54-1·75) increases with increasing N and Ca contents.

  • 5.
    Amieva Llavona, Jose Manuel
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Influence of Molybdenum on mechanical and thermal properties in lamellar graphite cast iron2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this work hypoeutectic lamellar graphite iron alloyed with seven different levels of molybdenum was studied in order to characterize its thermal and mechanical properties. Several tests were conducted and experimental data was collected from, laser flash (LFA), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), dilatometer and tensile test.

    Micrographs taken from the polished specimens were captured and studied through quantitative measurements of several parameters, e.g. graphite fraction, shape, form. Afterward, the same samples were colour etched with picric acid in order to perform a qualitative analysis of the matrix.

    It was concluded from the data collected, that molybdenum has a significant influence in the UTS. Such influence, increases the UTS strongly with the amount of molybdenum. It was also found that the pearlitic matrix changes into ausferrite matrix, for the 0.96% of molybdenum, but ausferrite it is detected from 0.65% of molybdenum onwards. Regarding thermal properties, molybdenum does not have noticeable effect but it is possible to see a clear worsen in the conductivity in the specimen, which has ausferrite as matrix.

    Graphite does not seem to have a clear behavior with the different concentration of molybdenum but in the other hand, the matrix shows clear differences as it was mention before.

    During solid state reaction, it was detected a clear influence of molybdenum additions, where the latent heat and the volumetric change were measured during the eutectoid reaction and show a decreasing behavior for molybdenum contents above 0.65%.

  • 6.
    Andersson, Nils-Eric
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    High speed machine metallic structures NFFP-344 WE 2.2.2002Report (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Andersson, Nils-Eric
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering. Komponentteknologi.
    Structure and properties of thick plate and near surface properties after high speed machining af AA70102003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 8.
    Andersson, Nils-Eric
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering. Komponentteknologi.
    Structure and properties of thick plates of 70101998Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 9.
    Andersson, Petter
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Lighting design.
    Petersson, Marcus
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Lighting design.
    En undersökning av projicerat ljus i inomhusmiljö2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 10.
    Andriollo, Tito
    et al.
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
    Hellström, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Sonne, Mads R.
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
    Thorborg, Jesper
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
    Tiedje, Niels
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
    Hattel, Jesper
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
    Uncovering the local inelastic interactions during manufacture of ductile cast iron: How the substructure of the graphite particles can induce residual stress concentrations in the matrix2018In: Journal of the mechanics and physics of solids, ISSN 0022-5096, E-ISSN 1873-4782, Vol. 111, 333-357 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements have revealed that plastic deformation and a residual elastic strain field can be present around the graphite particles in ductile cast iron after manufacturing, probably due to some local mismatch in thermal contraction. However, as only one component of the elastic strain tensor could be obtained from the XRD data, the shape and magnitude of the associated residual stress field have remained unknown. To compensate for this and to provide theoretical insight into this unexplored topic, a combined experimental-numerical approach is presented in this paper. First, a material equivalent to the ductile cast iron matrix is manufactured and subjected to dilatometric and high-temperature tensile tests. Subsequently, a two-scale hierarchical top-down model is devised, calibrated on the basis of the collected data and used to simulate the interaction between the graphite particles and the matrix during manufacturing of the industrial part considered in the XRD study. The model indicates that, besides the viscoplastic deformation of the matrix, the effect of the inelastic deformation of the graphite has to be considered to explain the magnitude of the XRD strain. Moreover, the model shows that the large elastic strain perturbations recorded with XRD close to the graphite–matrix interface are not artifacts due to e.g. sharp gradients in chemical composition, but correspond to residual stress concentrations induced by the conical sectors forming the internal structure of the graphite particles. In contrast to common belief, these results thus suggest that ductile cast iron parts cannot be considered, in general, as stress-free at the microstructural scale. 

  • 11.
    Apelstedt, Kristoffer
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    Dahl, Andreas
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    Utveckling av motocrossadel2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
  • 12.
    Appusamy Boopathy, Harish
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Bonthala, Pavan Kumar
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Electrochemical etching and anodizing as key stages of surface treatment of aluminium foil for electrolytic capacitor industry: Application of Electro Chemical Impedance Spectroscopy as non-destructive characterization of etched anode foil with an anodized dielectric oxide layer2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the initial stage, the sample preparation was done by using the techniques of Anodic etching and anodic forming processes where a repeated trial and error method of sample preparation headed towards making out a suitable sample set for characterization. After this step, the set of 2 different industrial samples were introduced and anodic oxide forming process was carried out in different electrolytes.

     

     In the sample preparations, 4 different electrolytes were used 15% wt. Ammonium Adiphate, 1.5% wt. Ammonium Phosphate, 7% wt. Boric acid and 15% Penta Borate at different stages for performing the anodic oxide forming process. Minimum forming voltages of 20V to a maximum of 100V was employed in the sample preparation and to overcome the waiting time in forming the etched samples a higher current of 0.5A was used.

     

    After the samples preparation, Electrochemical Impedance spectroscopy was used as a tool for characterising the various groups of samples and for observing the micro structures of various samples, they were fractured and the observed on the cross section by SEM.

     

    After the analysis of the etched samples was made, an attempt to compare the results of the data of these samples to that of the 2 set of industrial samples was made and found that the resultant data wasn’t stable enough to characterize since huge scattering were occurring and whereby the simulation of the CPE circuit for the chosen circuit in the analysis was not possible.

     

    Under the analysis, a randomly chosen industrial sample was also used and the resultant data was utilised in understanding the response of the system to different electrolytes.

  • 13.
    Armanjo, Jahanmehr
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering. j@armanjo.se.
    The influence of microstructural deformations and defects on mechanical properties in cast aluminium components by using Digital Image Correlation Techniques (DICT)2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Digital image correlation techniques (DICT), a non-contact deformation measuring technique based on gray value digital images, have become increasingly used over the last years. By using the DIC technique during a tensile test, the deformation behavior of different engineering material under an applied load can be determined and analyzed. Digital images, acquired from a tensile test, can be correlated by using DICT software and from that the local or global mechanical properties can be calculated. The local or global mechanical properties determination of a flat test specimens are based on the displacements or changes in a previous stochastic sprayed or natural pattern.

    The used material for this purpose is cast silicon (Si) based aluminium (Al) component, designated as AlSi7Mg0.3 (Anticorodal-78 dv). The hypoeutectic Al- Si alloy is widely applicable for engine constructions, vehicle and aerospace constructions, shipbuilding, electrical engineering and constructions for food industry.

    There are many microstructural parameters in a binary system Al- Si alloys, which the mechanical properties can be depended on, for instance phase distribution, Secondary Dendrite Arm Spacing (SDAS), morphology of Si particles (Roundness) and microscopic defects or pores. All these parameters can contribute to enhance the proper mechanical performance (e.g. Strength and ductility) in the Al-Si cast components.

  • 14.
    Awe, Samuel A.
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Jarfors, Anders E. W.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Dahle, Arne
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Development of cast Al-Cu-Si ternary eutectic alloys for high temperature applications2016In: Proceedings and Abstracts Book of European Advanced Materials Congress, At Stockholm, Sweden / [ed] Ashutosh Tiwari, Linköping: VBRI Press , 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Awe, Samuel A.
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Jarfors, Anders E.W.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Lee, Young C.
    Dahle, Arne
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Development of new Al-Cu-Si alloys for high temperature performance2016In: Advanced Materials Letters, ISSN 0976-3961, E-ISSN 0976-397XArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In a quest to develop new light metal alloys that can perform excellently at elevated-temperatures (from 300°C to 400°C), a ternary eutectic Al-Cu-Si alloy was exploited to gain a deeper understanding of the alloy system and its suitability for high temperature applications. The alloys studied, with chemical composition of Al-27%Cu-5%Si (by weight percent) with Ni addition in the range of 0 to 1.5%wt, were cast in a rapid solidification casting technique. The solidification characteristics of the alloy was studied using the Thermo-Calc software. Microstructures were characterized in a scanning electron microscope coupled with energy dispersive spectrometry (SEM-EDS). Finally, the elevated-temperatures tensile properties of the alloys were investigated. Comparing the microstructures and mechanical properties of these Al-Cu-Si(-Ni) alloys with conventional Al-Si alloy A319, the refined microstructure with dispersed Ni intermetallic particles formed in the as-cast Al-Cu-Si(-Ni) alloys deliver improved elevated temperature properties. In particular, the yield strength and ultimate tensile strength of the new alloy with 1.5% Ni at 400?C were observed to be 220% and 309% higher, respectively, than for conventional A319 alloy.

  • 16.
    Aziziderouei, Mona
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    The influence of Strontium level on the microstructure formations and mechanical properties of Al-Si alloys2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    The aim of this thesis is to investigate the influence of Strontium (Sr) addition on the microstructure formation, including porosity and the mechanical properties of commercial Aluminum alloy ENAC 46000. In addition, it is intended to obtain an optimum Sr level in order to achieve the desired mechanical properties.

    Specimens were prepared with gradient solidification technique at different cooling rates in order to achieve samples with a variety of microstructural coarseness. Beside microstructural and mechanical properties studies, thermal analysis was employed to keep track of the time and temperature of phases during solidification.

    The achieved results indicate that Sr affects the mechanical properties except the strength. The analysis of the result indicates that the optimum level of Sr is 150 ppm.

    Porosity is a function of both Sr addition and cooling rate. Comparing the influence of cooling rate with Sr addition on the amount of porosity shows that the cooling rate can modify the ENAC 46000 alloy more than Sr addition.

    Thermal analysis technique used to study effect of phase formation on modification. Influence of solidification rate and Sr level on time and temperature of α-Al (Τ_α) and Al-Si eutectic (Τ_N) nucleation was observed.

  • 17.
    Bagare, Vinay Shrinivas
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development.
    Study on wear modelling using pilot jaw crusher2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The crushers are used by mining and aggregate industries for crushing the rocks. Wear in these crushers wear parts causes a great wear loss and significant economic loss. This work aims to find the worn geometry, hardness and behavior of the wear parts as function of rock type.To perform this research, a series of tests such as scratch test, rock-crushing test, microstructural analysis and hardness test were carried out. From the scratch test, hardness test and microstructural analysis, wear mechanism and work hardening effects were studied using LOM, SEM and Vickers hardness measurement. The crushing test was carried out by crushing quartzite, diabase and gneiss rocks in a mini jaw crusher with respect to M1, M2 and M7 samples proposed by the company, which provides data to calculate volumetric loss, wear ratio and data for power consumption. The data collected from the experiments are used to create model to get a clear picture of the performance of each material with respect to different rock type.During pouring the rocks into the jaw crusher, several types of wear are expected to be occur, which substantially results in change of the geometry of the jaw crusher plates and hence the performance of the crusher will be affected. Controlling of such harsh wear situations requires introducing a material with high-performance wear resistance (particularly abrasion) and fundamentally modifying the operating conditions to minimize the risk of severe wear degradation. For this reason, it is desirable to simulate how the geometry and performance are changing due to wear.The results from the scratch test and microstructural analysis showed that at low applied loads severe plastic deformation is seen but as the load increases, the work hardening mechanism develops and provides wear resistance properties. The results from hardness test and modeling, M7 sample shows good wear resistance properties against hard and abrasive rocks which in this case is diabase and quartzite rocks, M2 sample shows good wear resistance against only quartzite rocks and gneiss rocks. M1 sample shows less volumetric loss against quartzite but when compared to M2 and M7’s mechanical property, M1 showed low wear resistance against all three rocks.

    Key words: Wear mechanism, work hardening, wear ratio, volumetric loss, power consumption, M1, M2, M7 samples, quartzite, diabase and gneiss rock.

  • 18. Bakowski, M.
    et al.
    Nee, H.-P.
    Belov, Ilja
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    High temperature electronic systems all in silicon carbide (SiC) for electric vehicles2011In: Workshop för 'Banbrytande IKT 2007, VINNOVA, Stockholm, 1 September 2011, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19. Bakowski, Mietek
    et al.
    Nee, Hans-Peter
    Zetterling, Carl-Mikael
    Belov, Ilja
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    High temperature electronic systems all in silicon carbide for hybrid and electrical vehicles2015In: International SiC Power Electronics Applications Workshop, ISiCPEAW 2015, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Beckius, Fredrik
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development.
    Gustafsson, Robin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development.
    Connecting casting simulation and FE software including local variation of physical properties.: Investigation on local material properties and microstructure in a grey iron cylinder head.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 21.
    Belov, Ilja
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Reliability study of GaN HEMTs2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Belov, Ilja
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Simulering av ytbeläggning på gjutna komponenter2015In: Gjuteriet, no 8, 49- p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Inom forskningsområdet Ytteknik används modellering och simulering bland annat för att analysera ytbeläggningsprocesser på komplexa geometrier. Detta är ett multidisciplinärt område som täcker bl.a. elektrokemi, jontransport och Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) för beräkningar av strömningsfenomen. Numeriska modelleringsverktyg används i utformandet av processen för att optimera processparametrar både med avseende på ytbeläggningens struktur och förbättrad fördelning av ytbeläggningen. Genom M-ERA projektet som finansierats av VINNOVA har en modell tagits fram för att beskriva ytbeläggning av silver av ett gjutet radiofilter i en silvercyanidlösning. Med målet att ha en minsta ytbeläggningstjocklek på 1 μm har både den elektriska strömmen och ytbeläggningstiden varierats för att uppnå en jämn ytbeläggning och minska förbrukningen av silver. Med hjälp av mätningar på komponenter har man även kunnat validera modellerna.

  • 23.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Arwidson, Jonas
    Poder, Ralf
    Johannesson, Pär
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Thermal fatigue life prediction: consequences of cycle reduction and material property variation2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Chedid, Michel
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Investigation of Snap-on Feeding Arrangements for a Wearable UHF Textile Patch Antenna2008In: Ambience 08 International Scientific Conference: proceedings 2008 : smart textiles - technology and design : Borås, Sweden / [ed] Lars Hallnäs, Pernilla Walkenström, Lennart Wasling, Borås: Centrum för textilforskning (CTF), The Swedish School of Textiles, University College of Borås , 2008, 84-88 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Jarfors, Anders E.W
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Simulering av prestandan hos rheogjutna kylflänsar2016In: Gjuteriet, ISSN 0017-0682, no 6, 49- p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Lindgren, Mats
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Johansson, Alf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Danielsson, Torkel
    Sarius, Niklas
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Thermal Analysis of a Power Electronics Module in the Prototyping Phase2009In: Electronic Environment, no 4, 6-9 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Lindgren, Mats
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Bergner, Fredrik
    Bornoff, Robin
    CFD aided reflow oven profiling for PCB preheating in a soldering process2007In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-Electronics and Micro-Systems: EuroSimE 2007, Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE , 2007, 535-542 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A CFD-aided reflow oven profile prediction algorithm has been developed and applied to modelling of preheating of a PCB with non-uniform distribution of component thermal mass in a forced air convection solder reflow oven. The iterative algorithm combines an analytic approach with CFD modelling. It requires an experimentally validated CFD model of the solder reflow oven and a CFD model of the PCB as main inputs. Results of computational experiments have been presented to reveal good agreement between predicted PCB profiles and corresponding CFD calculations. Application guidelines contained in the description of the algorithm will assist potential users both during the virtual prototyping phase of a PCB including designing for assembly and in the phase of reflow oven profiling.

  • 28.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Lindgren, Mats
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Bergner, Fredrik
    Bornoff, Robin
    CFD aided reflow oven profiling for PCB preheating in a soldering process: Part 1(2)2007In: Electronic Environment, no 3, 25-28 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Lindgren, Mats
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Bergner, Fredrik
    Bornoff, Robin
    CFD aided reflow oven profiling for PCB preheating in a soldering process: Part 2(2)2007In: Electronic Environment, no 4, 25-27 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Nordh, Andreas
    Salomonsson, Kent
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Simulation and Optimization.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Fin‐Tube and Plate Heat Exchangers: Evaluation of Transient Performance2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A methodology for evaluation of transient performance of, and comparison between plate heat exchanger and plate-fin-and-tube heat exchanger was developed and realized, including experiment and 3-D simulation. Heat transfer from water to a gas medium was addressed. The heated gas volume was the same for both heat exchanger designs. This was achieved by placing the plate-fin-and-tube heat exchanger into enclosure. The volume average temperature of the gas as function of time was computed. Estimated material cost for the studied designs was at least seven times lower than for the stainless steel plate heat exchanger. The performance of the selected plate-fin-and-tube heat exchanger design was found comparable to the plate heat exchanger, when both fin and tube materials were set to Al, and the enclosure was a light-weight thermal insulator. Transient behavior of the studied heat exchangers should be of interest for micro-grid applications, but also for thermal management in electronic cabinets and data centers.

  • 31.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Payandeh, Mostafa
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Jarfors, Anders E.W.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Wessen, Magnus
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Effect of fillets on heat transfer in a rheocast aluminium heatsink2016In: 2016 17th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems (EuroSimE), 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of fillets formed between the base and plate fins of rheocast aluminium heatsinks on the thermal resistance of the heatsinks has been quantified by simulation. Simulation methodology, including sequential optimization has been developed in order to determine hotspot distributions where the fillets have the maximum effect. Combination of different fillet dimensions with various base thickness levels and aluminium alloys having inhomogeneous thermal conductivity have been investigated. For the studied cases, the effect of fillets on heatsink thermal resistance differs from negligible to 6%. The results would guide thermal designers on contribution of fillets to the heat transfer in multi-fin heatsinks for natural convection.

  • 32.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Wingbrant, Helena
    Spetz, Anita-Lloyd
    Sundgren, Hans
    Thuner, Bo
    Svenningstorp, Henrick
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Robust Embedded Systems.
    Thermal and flow analysis of SiC-based gas sensors for automotive applications2004In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Thermal and Mechanical Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems, 2004: EuroSimE 2004., IEEE , 2004, 475-482 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Different block and tube mounting alternatives for SiC-based gas sensors were studied by means of temperature measurements and simulation of heat transfer and gas flow for steady state conditions. The most preferable tube mounting design was determined. Simulation-based guidelines were developed for designing tube-mounted gas sensors in the exhaust pipes of diesel and petrol engines, taking into account thermal constraints and flow conditions.

  • 33.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Zanella, Caterina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Edström, Curt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Finite element modeling of silver electrodeposition for evaluation of thickness distribution on complex geometries2016In: Materials & design, ISSN 0264-1275, E-ISSN 1873-4197, Vol. 90, 693-703 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper reveals benefits of multi-disciplinary computer simulation and parametric studies in the design of silver plating process for improved coating distribution. A finite element model of direct current silver plating is experimentally validated for an Assaf panel without agitation. The model combines tertiary current distribution with Butler–Volmer electrode kinetics and computational fluid dynamics at a very low flow-rate. The effect of charge transfer coefficients on the throwing power of the process is quantified for the studied geometry, and variation of cathodic current density and exchange current density is investigated. A simpler model based on secondary current distribution is employed to quantify the effect of electrolyte conductivity on the throwing power of the process. A model combining tertiary current distribution and computational fluid dynamics has been developed and experimentally validated for simulation of complex telecom component electroplating in agitated electrolyte. The effect of current density on the process throwing power is quantified. Recommendations regarding modeling methodology and the effect of electrochemical and process parameters on the thickness distribution have been developed.

  • 34.
    Belov, Ilja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Zanella, Caterina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Edström, Curt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Leisner, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing - Surface technology.
    Simulation based investigation of silver plating process parameters and their effect on throwing power2015In: International Conference EAST Forum 2015, Lund, June 25-26, 2015., 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 35. Bergman, A
    et al.
    Jarfors, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Liu, Zhen
    Fredriksson, Hasse
    Insitu fomation of carbide composites by liquid-solid reactions1992In: Key Engineering Materials, ISSN 1013-9826, E-ISSN 1662-9795, Vol. 79/80, 213-234 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Bergman, Martin
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
    Wassenius, Christofer
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
    Knob Design - For The Senses2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This journal handles a development process towards a company called Tylö. The framework from the method Kansei Engineering (KE) is used to evaluate the semantic issues regarding functional surfaces1 of new knobs for heating devices. The physical target in this project was the development of new knobs for heater devices in the sauna environment. The development process is based on surveys, discussions with the target audience, factor analysis and measurements of the surfaces. The reader will have a general understanding of how the semantic of a product affects its users, and how a product developer could affect the final interaction between the product and the consumer. Further, the reader will become aware of the implementation of a product development process in general.  

    The survey in the project is based on a fairly unused method (KE), which basically is used for; seizing target groups feelings about a specific product to make it more optimized. KE was developed to find relationships between product experience and product properties, in order to use these properties to design products that elicit desired experiences.  

    In this project, it was more about a development process and an evaluation of specific structures on surfaces for the sauna environment, which eventually lead to a number of specially selected materials and surfaces. The design, together with special surfaces and materials, probably come to create a more elegant feeling in upcoming knobs for the heater devices in the sauna environment.

  • 37.
    Bi, G.
    et al.
    Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology.
    Ng, G. K. L.
    Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology.
    Teh, K. M.
    Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology.
    Jarfors, A. E. W.
    Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology.
    Feasibility study on the Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing of die inserts for liquid forging2010In: Materials & Design, ISSN 0261-3069, Vol. 31, no SUPPL. 1, S112-S116 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports the Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing of nickel-base alloy Nimonic 80A for the purpose of direct building of die inserts for liquid forging. Low porosity level of 0.01-0.04% with reasonable deposition rate was achieved. The micro-hardness showed very good homogeneity. Directionally solidified cellular micro-structure with an average size of 5Όm was observed. Very fine MC-type carbides were detected at the grain boundaries, which function as the strengthening phase of the alloy. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd.

  • 38.
    Bjurenstedt, Anton
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Imperfections in Recycled Aluminium-Silicon Cast Alloys2015Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In striving to produce high quality cast components from recycled aluminium alloys,imperfections have to be considered, because recycled aluminium usually containsmore of it. However, there are great energy savings to be made by using recycledaluminium; as little as 5% of the energy needed for primary aluminium productionmay be required. High quality castings are dependent on, besides alloy chemistry, bothmelt quality and the casting process; the focus of this work is related to the meltquality.This thesis aims to increase knowledge about imperfections, foremost about Fe-richparticles, oxides/bifilms, and porosity. Experiments were performed at industrialfoundry facilities and in a laboratory environment. Melt quality was evaluated byproducing samples with the reduced pressure test (RPT), from which both densityindex (DI) and bifilm index (BI) could be measured, results that were related to tensiletest properties. Data from tensile test samples were analysed, and fracture surfacesand cross sections were studied in both light microscope and in scanning electronmicroscope (SEM). For the purpose of investigating nucleation of primary Fe-richparticles (sludge) differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was used.In the analysis of results, a correlation between the morphology of particles and tensileproperties were found. And elongated Fe-rich β-particles were seen to fracturethrough cleavage towards the centre. However, DI and BI have not been possible torelate to tensile properties.The nucleation temperature of primary Fe-rich particles were found to increase withincreased Fe, Mn, and Cr contents, i.e. the sludge factor (SF), regardless of cooling rate.For a set SF, an increase of cooling rate will decrease the nucleation temperature.

  • 39.
    Bjurenstedt, Anton
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    On the influence of imperfections on microstructure and properties of recycled Al-Si casting alloys2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    There are great energy savings to be made by recycling aluminium; as little as 5% of the energy needed for primary aluminium production may be required. Striving to produce high quality aluminium castings requires knowledge of microstructural imperfections, which is extra important when casting recycled aluminium that generally contains higher levels of imperfections compared to primary aluminium. Imperfections include amongst others Si, Fe, and Mn as well as oxides. Si is needed for castability, but it may also initiate fracture. There are different types of Fe-rich intermetallics influencing properties of castings, generally in a negative direction. Oxides constitute cracks and they are elusive because they are difficult to quantify.

    This thesis aims to increase knowledge about imperfections in recycled aluminium castings originating from alloying elements and the melt. Experiments were performed in advanced laboratory equipment, including X-radiographic imaging during solidification and in-situ tensile testing in a scanning electron microscope. Experiments were also performed at industrial foundry facilities.

    The experiments showed that the nucleation temperature of primary α-Fe intermetallics increased with higher Fe, Mn, and Cr contents. Primary α-Fe are strongly suggested to nucleate on oxides and to grow in four basic morphologies. Lower nucleation frequency of α-Fe promoted faster growth and hopper crystals while higher nucleation frequency promoted slower growth rates and massive crystals. Results also showed that a decrease in the size of the eutectic Si and plate-like β-Fe intermetallics improved tensile properties, foremost the elongation to fracture. In β-Fe containing alloys the transversely oriented intermetallics initiated macrocracks that are potential fracture initiation sites. In alloys with primary α-Fe foremost clusters of intermetallics promoted macrocracks. In fatigue testing, a transition from β-Fe to α-Fe shifted the initiation sites from oxides and pores to the α-Fe, resulting in a decrease of fatigue strength. Oxides in Al-Si alloys continue to be elusive; no correlations between efforts to quantify the oxides and tensile properties could be observed.

  • 40.
    Bjurenstedt, Anton
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Casari, Daniele
    Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Mathiesen, Ragnvald H.
    Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
    Dahle, Arne K.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    In-situ study of morphology and growth of primary α-Al(FeMnCr)Si intermetallics in an Al-Si alloy2017In: Acta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6454, E-ISSN 1873-2453, Vol. 130, 1-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Morphology and growth of primary α-Al(FeMnCr)Si intermetallics have been studied in-situ during solidification of a commercial secondary aluminum alloy employing X-radiographic imaging combined with deep-etching. The α-Al(FeMnCr)Si intermetallics were found to nucleate primarily on surface oxides, and the continued growth yielded both rhombic dodecahedrons and elongated rod-like morphologies. Both morphologies were observed as hopper and massive types, where the hopper intermetallics had the higher growth rates. The growth rate, which determines the type, appears to be linked to nucleation frequency; higher nucleation frequency promoted massive types and lower nucleation frequency promoted hopper intermetallics. 

  • 41.
    Bjurenstedt, Anton
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Ghassemali, Ehsan
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Dahle, Arne
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    The effect of Fe-rich intermetallics on crack initiation in cast aluminium: an in-situ tensile studyManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Bjurenstedt, Anton
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Jarfors, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    On the complexity of the relationship between microstructure and tensile properties in cast aluminum2015In: International Journal of Modern Physics B, ISSN 0217-9792, Vol. 29, no 10-11, 1540011Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties in cast aluminium alloys is very complex. This relationship is also strongly affected by the casting process and melt handling. In the current study the mechanical properties were investigated and correlated with microstructural features such as porosity, Fe-rich particles, SDAS, Si-length. Process quality measures such as bifilm index, density index, and sludge factor were also investigated. The aim of the work was to understand the critical interactions between material microstructure and process quality in the development of high performance materials.

  • 43.
    Bjurenstedt, Anton
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Jarfors, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    The effects of Fe-particles on the tensile properties of Al-Si-Cu alloys2016In: Metals, ISSN 2075-4701, Vol. 6, no 12, 314Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of Fe-rich particles has been a topic for discussion in the aluminum casting industry because of the negative impact they exert on the mechanical properties. However, there are still contradictions on the effects of various morphologies of Fe-particles. In this study, microstructural characterization of tensile tested samples has been performed to reveal how unmodified and modified Fe-rich particles impact on the tensile behavior. Analysis of additions of Fe modifiers such as Mn and Cr, showed higher amounts of primary Fe-rich particles (sludge) with increased porosity and, as result, degraded tensile properties. From the fracture analysis of tensile tested HIPed samples it could be concluded that the mechanical properties were mainly governed by the Fe-rich particles, which were fracturing through cleavage, not by the porosity.

  • 44.
    Bjurenstedt, Anton
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Liljenfors, Tomas
    Assessment of Quality when Delivering Molten Aluminium Alloys Instead of Ingots2013In: Light Metals Technology 2013 / [ed] Ian Stone, Brian McKay and Zhongyun Fan, 2013, Vol. 765, 266-270 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Bogdanoff, Toni
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Development of aluminium-silicon alloys with improved properties at elevated temperature2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aluminium-silicon alloys have gained increasing market share in the automotive and aerospace industry because of increased environmental demands. These alloys have a high strength-to-weight ratio, good corrosion resistance, castability and recycling potential. However, variations in properties and limited performance at elevated temperature are restricting these alloys from use at elevated temperatures. During the last decades, researchers have investigated ways to improve the properties at elevated temperatures. However, the effect of some transition elements is not well understood. The aim of this work is to investigate the aluminium-silicon alloys with addition of cobalt and nickel for high temperature applications. Tensile testing and hardness testing were conducted on samples produced by directional solidification in a Bridgman furnace with condition generating a microstructure corresponding to that obtained in high pressure die casting, i.e. SDAS ~ 10 µm. The results show that cobalt and nickel improve the tensile properties up to 230 °C.

  • 46.
    Bogdanoff, Toni
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Dahle, Arne K.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Effect of Co and Ni Addition on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties at Room and Elevated Temperature of an Al–7%Si Alloy2017In: International Journal of metalcasting, ISSN 1939-5981, E-ISSN 2163-3193Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increasing environmental demands are forcing the automotive industry to reduce vehicle emissions by producing more light-weight and fuel efficient vehicles. Al–Si alloys are commonly used in automotive applications because of excellent castability, high thermal conductivity, good wear properties and high strength-to-weight ratio. However, most of the aluminium alloys on the market exhibit significantly reduced strength at temperatures above 200 °C. This paper presents results of a study of the effects of Co and Ni in a hypoeutectic Al–Si alloy on microstructure and mechanical properties at room and elevated temperature. Tensile test specimens with microstructures comparable to those obtained in high-pressure die casting, i.e. SDAS ~ 10 µm, were produced by directional solidification in a Bridgman furnace. The results show an improvement in tensile properties up to 230 °C.

  • 47.
    Bogdanoff, Toni
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Materials and Manufacturing.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Dahle, Arne K.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    The effect of SI content on microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-Si alloy2016In: La Metallurgia Italiana, ISSN 0026-0843, Vol. 108, no 6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Al-Si alloys are the most popular casting alloys due to their excellent castability combined with high strengthto-weight ratio. This paper investigates the role of Si content in the range of 6.5 wt. % to 14.4 wt. % on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-Si-Mg casting alloys. All alloys were modified with 90-150 ppm Sr. No grain refiner was added. The samples were produced by directional solidification providing a microstructure that corresponds to microstructures found in die castings. From the phase diagram and coupled zone, increasing the Si level up to 14.4 wt. % is expected to start a competition between formation of α- dendrites and a fully eutectic microstructure. However, it is known that Sr-modification shifts the eutectic to higher Si contents. For the lower Si contents, the microstructure of the samples consisted of α-dendrites and a modified Al-Si eutectic. At 12.4 wt. % Si and above, a cellular eutectic microstructure was observed. No primary Si was observed even at 14.4 wt. % Si. The mechanical properties in terms of yield and tensile strength did not vary remarkably as a function of the Si level unlike the elongation to failure that dropped from 12 % at 6.5 wt. % Si to nearly 6 % at 14.4 wt. % Si; but still the material is exhibiting an elongation to failure that is far higher than normally expected.

  • 48.
    Borkar, Hemant
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Jarfors, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    In-situ EBSD study of deformation behavior of Al-Si-Cu alloys during tensile testing2015In: Materials & design, ISSN 0264-1275, E-ISSN 1873-4197, Vol. 84, 36-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study deals with the microstructural aspects of the deformation behavior in Al-Si-Cu alloy A380. This has been carried out with in-situ tensile testing coupled with EBSD analysis. The alloy specimens having different microstructures with two different secondary dendrite arm spacing (SDAS) of 9 µm and 27 µm were produced by the unique gradient solidification method. The study of misorientation distribution and texture evolution was performed with different tools in EBSD analysis. The texture was not significantly affected by deformation in both types of alloy specimens. With increase in the deformation, the microstructures are characterized by degradation of EBSD patterns and generation of substructures including low angle boundaries (LABs) and high angle boundaries (HABs). In both the microstructures with low and high SDAS, the boundaries were concentrated around eutectic phases; however this behavior was more pronounced at higher SDAS. The increase in the fraction of LABs with deformation was much higher in the microstructure with higher SDAS than with lower SDAS. This localized strain concentration was especially attributed to the large and elongated eutectic Si particles and Fe-rich intermetallics. The lower mechanical properties obtained at higher SDAS are the result of inhomogeneous strain distribution in the microstructure.

  • 49.
    Borkar, Hemant
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Seifeddine, Salem
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Jarfors, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
    Microstructure analysis of Al-Si-Cu alloys prepared by gradient solidification technique2015In: International Journal of Modern Physics B, ISSN 0217-9792, Vol. 29, no 10-11, 1540015Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Al–Si–Cu alloys were cast with the unique gradient solidification technique to producealloys with two cooling rates corresponding to secondary dendrite arm spacing (SDAS) of ∼9 and ∼27 μm covering the microstructural fineness of common die cast components.The microstructure was studied with optical microscopy and scanning electronmicroscopy (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and electronbackscattered diffraction (EBSD). The alloy with higher cooling rate, lower SDAS, hasa more homogeneous microstructure with well distributed network of eutectic and intermetallicphases. The results indicate the presence of Al–Fe–Si phases, Al–Cu phases andeutectic Si particles but their type, distribution and amount varies in the two alloys withdifferent SDAS. EBSD analysis was also performed to study the crystallographic orientationrelationships in the microstructure. One of the major highlights of this study is theunderstanding of the eutectic formation mechanism achieved by studying the orientationrelationships of the aluminum in the eutectic to the surrounding primary aluminumdendrites.

  • 50.
    Brillo, J.
    et al.
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Institut für Raumsimulation, Köln, Germany.
    Egry, I.
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Institut für Raumsimulation, Köln, Germany.
    Matsushita, Taishi
    Royal Institute of Technology, Dep. of Mater. Science and Eng, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Density and surface tension of liquid ternary Ni-Cu-Fe alloys2006In: Zeitschrift fuer Metallkunde/Materials Research and Advanced Techniques, Vol. 97, no 1, 28-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Density and surface tension of liquid Ni-Cu-Fe alloys have been measured over a wide temperature range, including the undercooled regime. A non-contact technique was used, consisting of an electromagnetic levitator, an optical densitometer, and an oscillating drop tensiometer. 

    At temperatures above and below the liquidus point, density and surface tension are linear functions of temperature. The concentration dependence of the density is significantly influenced by a third-order (ternary) parameter in the volume, while the surface tensions can be derived from the thermodynamic potentials (E)G of the binary phases alone.

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