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  1. Low-Cycle Fatigue Behavior and Life Prediction of Copper Busbar

    Jian Chao Pang, Liang Liang Nie, Li Bei Zhu, Zhen Jun Zhang, Ge Yao, Yun Xian Mao, Men Chen and Zhe Feng Zhang

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500561

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    By comparing and analyzing the experimental results, it is found that both the fatigue life and dislocation spacing have direct relation without total hysteresis energy, but with relatively simple and stable parameters (strain amplitude, stress amplitude, and hysteresis energy at half-life); however, they have no direct relation with each other.

  2. The Influence of Individual Rare Earth Elements (La, Ce, or Nd) on Creep Resistance of Die-Cast Magnesium Alloy AE44

    Suming Zhu, Mark A. Easton, Trevor B. Abbott, Mark A. Gibson and Jian-Feng Nie

    Article first published online: 1 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500545

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    The choice of RE elements is shown to have a significant influence on the creep resistance of die-cast magnesium alloy AE44, which cannot be accounted for by the thermal stability of the Al11RE3 phase as reported previously. The volume fraction of intermetallic phases and the Mn content are considered to be contributing factors for the observed differences in creep resistance.

  3. Embedded Sensor Networks for Textile-Reinforced Thermoplastics: Sensor Network Design and Mechanical Composite Performance

    Daniel Weck, Sebastian Sauer, Frank Adam, Eric Starke, Robert Böhm and Niels Modler

    Article first published online: 1 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500476

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    Textile-reinforced thermoplastics with embedded sensor networks enable structural health monitoring of lightweight structures. This paper addresses the design of embedded sensor networks and discusses necessary adaptions to the manufacturing process of textile-reinforced thermoplastics. The impact of the embedded components on the mechanical behavior of the composite is investigated experimentally.

  4. Combining Sensor and Protective Functionalities in Ferromagnetic Nanocomposite Thin Films for Applications in Harsh Environments

    Klaus Seemann, Harald Leiste, Michael Stüber, Kathrin Krüger, Hayo Brunken, Alfred Ludwig, Claas Thede and Eckhard Quandt

    Article first published online: 1 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500474

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    The paper introduces the development of Fe48Co52/TiN, Fe32Co44Hf12N12/TiN, Fe–Co/Al–N multilayer, and Fe2B single layer films as sensor components for monitoring, e.g., the actual state of stress and/or temperature of cutting tools which are used in metal processing. The films are produced by magnetron sputtering processes. They ought to combine appropriate magnetic property changes and wear resistance.

  5. Experimental and Numerical Study on the Axial Crushing Behavior of Textile-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Tubes

    Holger Böhm, Daniel Weck, Andreas Hornig, Albert Langkamp, Frank Adam and Maik Gude

    Article first published online: 1 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500481

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    Textile-reinforced thermoplastic composites offer a number of advantages over thermoset composites and thus they are becoming increasingly popular in various industries. In case of energy absorbing crashworthy components, a predictive modelling of the performance is essential. In this work, a phenomenological material model is used to predict the initial material failure and the progressive crushing failure modes of crash tubes.