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Influence of the mechanical behaviour of different adhesives on an interference-fit cylindrical joint

Hybrid adhesive joining techniques are often used in many industrial sectors to design lightweight structures. A hybrid adhesive joint results from the combination of adhesive bonding with other traditional joining methods such as welding and mechanical fastening, with the aim of combining the advantages of the different techniques and overcoming their drawbacks. This study focuses on the interference fitted/adhesive bonded joining technique. In this application, two cylindrical components are coupled together by inserting one into the other, after having placed an adhesive between them.

Study of the interference contribution on the performance of an adhesive bonded press-fitted cylindrical joint

The adhesive bonding technology can be used in combination with other traditional joining methods, such as mechanical fastening techniques (e.g. rivets or bolts) or welding techniques, generating a hybrid joint. Hybrid adhesive joints are designed to exploit the advantages of the different techniques and, if possible, overcome their drawbacks. This study focuses on the interference fitted/adhesive bonded joining technique. This method consists in two cylindrical components coupled together by inserting one into the other, after having placed an adhesive on the mating surfaces.

Polymeric materials as artificial muscles: an overview

Purpose The accurate selection of materials and the fine tuning of their properties represent a fundamental aspect in the realization of new active systems able to produce actuating forces, such as artificial muscles. In this regard, exciting opportunities for the design of new advanced systems are offered by materials belonging to the emerging class of functional polymers: exploiting their actuation response, specific devices can be realized.

Catalyzed traps for diesel soot abatement: In situ processing and deposition of perovskite catalyst

The present paper deals with the preparation of catalytic filters for Diesel particulate removal by developing an in situ solution combustion synthesis method. Lanthanum chromite perovskite catalyst has been deposited on silicon carbide and cordierite honeycombs with the aim to investigate the influence of the starting solution containing catalyst precursors on the coating characteristics. SEM, XRD and EDX analyses have been carried out in order to evaluate the homogeneity and the thickness of the catalyst layer.

Premixed metal fibre burners based on a Pd catalyst

As an alternative to previously developed catalytic FeCrAlloy fibre mat burners based on perovskite catalysts, new catalytic burners have been developed based on Pd catalyst on lantana-stabilised Al2O3 and different fibre structures (NIT100A, NIT100S and NIT200S by ACOTECH NV).

An analysis of carbon nanotube structure wettability before and after oxidation treatment

In this work contact angle measurements have been carried out on different carbon nanotube-based materials. Thin layers of entangled carbon nanotubes have been considered, together with thick mats of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes. Pressed single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphite have also been considered, for comparison. In particular, the properties of the as-grown thick carpets have been compared to those of the oxidized material.

Improving macroscopic physical and mechanical properties of thick layers of aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes by annealing treatment

In this work we present a systematic study of the effects of high temperature treatments on the macroscopic physical and mechanical properties of millimeters thick layers of self-standing vertically aligned multi wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Annealing treatments were carried out on pristine MWCNT chunks in argon gas, in the temperature range of 1500-2200 °C. The analysis showed a change in most of the physical properties as an effect of the graphitization process.

HfB2/SiC as a protective coating for 2D Cf/SiC composites: Effect of high temperature oxidation on mechanical properties

In the field of thermal shielding for aerospace applications Cf/SiC composites are raising great interest, provided that they are protected from oxidation by suitable coatings. Conversely, ultra high temperature ceramics, and in particular HfB2, are among the best oxidation resistant materials known. A coating made of a HfB2/SiC composite (20% weight SiC) was tested as an oxidation protection on a Cf/SiC composite.