Latest Tensile strength Stories

2010-05-13 09:35:22

Discovery opens the way toward biomimetic production of ultra-strong, elastic fibers Five times the tensile strength of steel and triple that of the currently best synthetic fibers: Spider silk is a fascinating material. But no one has thus far succeeded in producing the super fibers synthetically. How do spiders form long, highly stable and elastic fibers from the spider silk proteins stored in the silk gland within split seconds? Scientists from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)...

2010-03-04 08:00:00

MAHWAH, N.J., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics today announced the release of the ADM X3 Mobile Bearing Acetabular System, a next-generation technology for hip replacement surgery designed to minimize the risks associated with total hip replacement surgery. While total hip replacement is one of the most successful surgical procedures performed today, dislocation remains one of the top reported complications(1). To address dislocation, conventional designs focus on the use...

2009-03-10 08:20:02

The University of Cincinnati has long been known for its world-record-breaking carbon nanotubes. Now researchers at the University of Cincinnati have discovered new uses by spinning carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into longer fibers with additional useful properties.  Taking technology that has already been proven to grow carbon nanotubes of world-record breaking lengths, researchers Vesselin Shanov and Mark Schulz in the UC College of Engineering NanoWorld Lab have now found new...

2008-10-02 03:00:20

By Phillion, A B Lee, P D; Maire, E; Cockcroft, S L Semisolid tensile testing combined with X-ray microtomography (XMT) was used to characterize the development of internal damage as a function of strain in an aluminum-magnesium alloy, AA5182. Novel techniques were developed to allow the quantification of both the size evolution and orientation of the damage to determine mechanisms controlling the early stage growth and localization. During the initial stages of semisolid deformation, it...

2008-09-03 03:00:16

By Kundu, S Chatterjee, S; Olson, D; Mishra, B In the present study, copper was used as an intermediate material in diffusion bonding between titanium and stainless steel. The process was carried out in the temperature range of 850 [degrees]C to 1000 [degrees]C for 60 minutes and at 900 [degrees]C for 30 to 150 minutes under the compressive stress of 3 MPa in a vacuum. The effects of temperature and time on the microstructure of Ti | Cu | stainless steel diffusion-bonded joints were...

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