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1.Zawistowski T., Kleiber M., Gap Flow Simulation Methods in High Pressure Variable Displacement Axial Piston Pumps, ARCHIVES OF COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1134-3060, DOI: 10.1007/s11831-016-9180-5, Vol.24, No.3, pp.519-542, 2017
Zawistowski T., Kleiber M., Gap Flow Simulation Methods in High Pressure Variable Displacement Axial Piston Pumps, ARCHIVES OF COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1134-3060, DOI: 10.1007/s11831-016-9180-5, Vol.24, No.3, pp.519-542, 2017

Abstract:
High pressure variable displacement axial piston pumps are subject to complex dynamic phenomena. Their analysis is difficult, additionally complicated by leakage of the working fluid. Analytically gap flow is calculated with the Reynolds equation which describes the pressure distribution in a thin lubricating layer. The paper presents various approaches to analyze gap flow both in traditional axial piston pump and novel type of hydraulic pump, designed at the Polish Gdansk Institute of Technology. Because of large aspect ratio between the height of the gap and the size of pump elements, the authors present the numerical simulation approach using a local model to define a lubrication gap, linked to a global model of a pump from which boundary conditions were imported. User defined functions implemented in Fluent and Excel were used to calculate the pressure and velocity fields and assess the fluid flow rate.

2.Taczała M., Buczkowski R., Kleiber M., Nonlinear buckling and post-buckling response of stiffened FGM plates in thermal environments, COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1359-8368, DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.09.023, Vol.109, pp.238-247, 2017
Taczała M., Buczkowski R., Kleiber M., Nonlinear buckling and post-buckling response of stiffened FGM plates in thermal environments, COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1359-8368, DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.09.023, Vol.109, pp.238-247, 2017

Abstract:
We present a nonlinear finite element method to investigate the nonlinear stability of stiffened functionally graded materials (FGM) plates considered as a whole unit. The plates are subjected to mechanical and thermal loads. The material properties are assumed to be temperature dependent and varied gradually across the thickness according to a power law distribution. The nonlinear equations of FGM plates are based on the first-order shear order plate theory. The influence of material, geometrical properties of stiffeners and initial deflections on the buckling and post-buckling response of the stiffened plates are studied in detail. Including the latest information no work has been oriented towards post-buckling analysis of stiffened FGM plates considered as a whole unit.

Keywords:
FGM stiffened plate, nonlinear finite element analysis, post-buckling

3.Labra C., Rojek J., Oñate E., Discrete/Finite Element Modelling of Rock Cutting with a TBM Disc Cutter, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, ISSN: 0723-2632, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-016-1133-7, Vol.50, pp.621-635, 2017
Labra C., Rojek J., Oñate E., Discrete/Finite Element Modelling of Rock Cutting with a TBM Disc Cutter, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, ISSN: 0723-2632, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-016-1133-7, Vol.50, pp.621-635, 2017

Abstract:
This paper presents advanced computer simulation of rock cutting process typical for excavation works in civil engineering. Theoretical formulation of the hybrid discrete/finite element model has been presented. The discrete and finite element methods have been used in different subdomains of a rock sample according to expected material behaviour, the part which is fractured and damaged during cutting is discretized with the discrete elements while the other part is treated as a continuous body and it is modelled using the finite element method. In this way, an optimum model is created, enabling a proper representation of the physical phenomena during cutting and efficient numerical computation. The model has been applied to simulation of the laboratory test of rock cutting with a single TBM (tunnel boring machine) disc cutter. The micromechanical parameters have been determined using the dimensionless relationships between micro- and macroscopic parameters. A number of numerical simulations of the LCM test in the unrelieved and relieved cutting modes have been performed. Numerical results have been compared with available data from in-situ measurements in a real TBM as well as with the theoretical predictions showing quite a good agreement. The numerical model has provided a new insight into the cutting mechanism enabling us to investigate the stress and pressure distribution at the tool–rock interaction. Sensitivity analysis of rock cutting performed for different parameters including disc geometry, cutting velocity, disc penetration and spacing has shown that the presented numerical model is a suitable tool for the design and optimization of rock cutting process.

Keywords:
Rock cutting, Disc cutters, TBM, Numerical model, Discrete/finite element method, Simulation

4.Colabella L., Cisilino A.P., Häiat G., Kowalczyk P., Mimetization of the elastic properties of cancellous bone via a parameterized cellular material, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, ISSN: 1617-7959, DOI: 10.1007/s10237-017-0901-y, Vol.16, No.5, pp.1485-1502, 2017
Colabella L., Cisilino A.P., Häiat G., Kowalczyk P., Mimetization of the elastic properties of cancellous bone via a parameterized cellular material, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, ISSN: 1617-7959, DOI: 10.1007/s10237-017-0901-y, Vol.16, No.5, pp.1485-1502, 2017

Abstract:
Bone tissue mechanical properties and trabecular microarchitecture are the main factors that determine the biomechanical properties of cancellous bone. Artificial cancellous microstructures, typically described by a reduced number of geometrical parameters, can be designed to obtain a mechanical behavior mimicking that of natural bone. In this work, we assess the ability of the parameterized microstructure introduced by Kowalczyk (Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Eng 9:135–147, 2006. doi:10.1080/10255840600751473) to mimic the elastic response of cancellous bone. Artificial microstructures are compared with actual bone samples in terms of elasticity matrices and their symmetry classes. The capability of the parameterized microstructure to combine the dominant isotropic, hexagonal, tetragonal and orthorhombic symmetry classes in the proportions present in the cancellous bone is shown. Based on this finding, two optimization approaches are devised to find the geometrical parameters of the artificial microstructure that better mimics the elastic response of a target natural bone specimen: a Sequential Quadratic Programming algorithm that minimizes the norm of the difference between the elasticity matrices, and a Pattern Search algorithm that minimizes the difference between the symmetry class decompositions. The pattern search approach is found to produce the best results. The performance of the method is demonstrated via analyses for 146 bone samples.

Keywords:
Cancellous bone, Parameterized microstructure, Elastic properties, Homogenization, Symmetry classes, Optimization

5.Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Teodorczyk M., Nosewicz S., Jarząbek D., Zybała R., Bazarnik P., Lewandowska M., Strojny-Nędza A., Effect of metallic coating on the properties of copper-silicon carbide composites, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, ISSN: 0169-4332, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.12.130, Vol.421, pp.159-169, 2017
Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Teodorczyk M., Nosewicz S., Jarząbek D., Zybała R., Bazarnik P., Lewandowska M., Strojny-Nędza A., Effect of metallic coating on the properties of copper-silicon carbide composites, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, ISSN: 0169-4332, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.12.130, Vol.421, pp.159-169, 2017

Abstract:
In the presented paper a coating of SiC particles with a metallic layer were used to prepare copper matrix composite materials. The role of the layer was to protect the silicon carbide from decomposition and dissolution of silicon in the copper matrix during the sintering process. The SiC particles were covered by chromium, tungsten and titanium using Plasma Vapour Deposition method. After powder mixing of components, the final densification process via Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method at temperature 950C was provided. The almost fully dense materials were obtained (> 97.5%). The microstructure of obtained composites was studied using scanning electron microscopy as well as transmission electron microscopy. The microstructural analysis of composites confirmed that regardless of the type of deposited material, there is no evidence for decomposition process of silicon carbide in copper. In order to measure the strength of the interface between ceramic particles and the metal matrix, the micro tensile tests have been performed. Furthermore, thermal diffusivity was measured with the use of the laser pulse technique. In the context of performed studies, the tungsten coating seems to be the most promising solution for heat sink application. Compared to pure composites without metallic layer, Cu-SiC with W coating indicate the higher tensile strength and thermal diffusitivy, irrespective of an amount of SiC reinforcement. The improvement of the composite properties is related to advantageous condition of Cu-SiC interface characterized by well homogenity and low porosity, as well as individual properties of the tungsten coating material.

Keywords:
metal matrix composites, silicon carbide, metallic layers deposition, thermal conductovity, interface strength

6.Nosewicz S., Rojek J., Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Discrete element modeling and experimental investigation of hot pressing of intermetallic NiAl powder, ADVANCED POWDER TECHNOLOGY, ISSN: 0921-8831, DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2017.04.012, Vol.28, pp.1745-1759, 2017
Nosewicz S., Rojek J., Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Discrete element modeling and experimental investigation of hot pressing of intermetallic NiAl powder, ADVANCED POWDER TECHNOLOGY, ISSN: 0921-8831, DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2017.04.012, Vol.28, pp.1745-1759, 2017

Abstract:
This paper presents the numerical and experimental analysis of hot pressing of NiAl powder with an emphasis on the best possible representation of its main stages: initial powder compaction and pressure-assisted sintering. The numerical study has been performed within the discrete element framework. In the paper, an original viscoelastic model of hot pressing has been used. In order to ensure that the applied values of material parameters in numerical simulations are appropriate, the reference literature has been reviewed. It produced the relations and equations to estimate the values of all required sintering material parameters of the considered viscoelastic model. Numerical simulations have employed the geometrical model of the initial dense specimen generated by a special algorithm which uses the real grain distribution of powder. The numerical model has been calibrated and validated through simulations of the real process of hot pressing of intermetallic NiAl material. The kinetics of compaction, sintering and cooling stage indicated by the evolution of density, shrinkage and densification rate have been studied. The comparison of numerical and experimental results has shown a good performance of the developed numerical model.

Keywords:
Powder metallurgy; Hot pressing; Sintering; Simulation; Discrete element method; Nickel aluminide

7.Nosewicz S., Rojek J., Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Lumelskyj D., Application of the Hertz formulation in the discrete element model of pressure-assisted sintering, GRANULAR MATTER, ISSN: 1434-5021, DOI: 10.1007/s10035-016-0699-9, Vol.19, No.1, pp.16-1-8, 2017
Nosewicz S., Rojek J., Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Lumelskyj D., Application of the Hertz formulation in the discrete element model of pressure-assisted sintering, GRANULAR MATTER, ISSN: 1434-5021, DOI: 10.1007/s10035-016-0699-9, Vol.19, No.1, pp.16-1-8, 2017

Abstract:
This paper presents the numerical modelling of initial powder compaction and pressure-assisted sintering performed by original viscoelastic discrete element model. The research is focused on the influence of the type of the model representing an elastic part of interparticle force. Two elastic contact models—linear and nonlinear Hertz model—have been implemented and used to analyse interaction of NiAl powder particles during compaction and sintering process. Numerical models have been validated using own experimental results. Microscopic effects (particle penetration) and macroscopic changes (relative density) have been compared. It has been shown that although both models represent properly macroscopic behaviour of the material at the sintering process, the Hertz model produces the results closer to the real experimental ones during the initial compaction stage. Evaluation of macroscopic quantities enables implementation of the discrete element model in the framework of the multiscale modelling framework which is currently developed for sintering processes.

Keywords:
Powder metallurgy, Sintering, Initial compaction, Elasticity, Discrete element method

8.Maździarz M., Mrozek A., Kuś W., Burczyński T., First-principles study of new X-graphene and Y-graphene polymorphs generated by the two stage strategy, MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, ISSN: 0254-0584, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2017.08.066, Vol.202, pp.7-14, 2017
Maździarz M., Mrozek A., Kuś W., Burczyński T., First-principles study of new X-graphene and Y-graphene polymorphs generated by the two stage strategy, MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, ISSN: 0254-0584, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2017.08.066, Vol.202, pp.7-14, 2017

Abstract:
Two potentially new, 2D-graphene-like materials have been generated by the two stage searching strategy combining molecular and ab initio approach. The two candidates obtained from the evolutionary based algorithm and molecular calculations were then in depth analysed using first-principles Density Functional Theory from the mechanical, structural, phonon and electronic properties point of view. Both proposed polymorphs of graphene (oP8-P2mm) are mechanically and dynamically stable and can be metallic-like.

Keywords:
Carbon; Graphene; Ab initio calculations; Mechanical properties; Elastic properties

9.Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Strojny-Nędza A., Jarząbek D., Nosewicz S., Investigations of interface properties in copper-silicon carbide composites, ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, ISSN: 1733-3490, DOI: 10.1515/amm-2017-0200, Vol.62, No.2B, pp.1315-1318, 2017
Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Strojny-Nędza A., Jarząbek D., Nosewicz S., Investigations of interface properties in copper-silicon carbide composites, ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, ISSN: 1733-3490, DOI: 10.1515/amm-2017-0200, Vol.62, No.2B, pp.1315-1318, 2017

Abstract:
This paper analyses the technological aspects of the interface formation in the copper-silicon carbide composite and its effect on the material’s microstructure and properties. Cu-SiC composites with two different volume content of ceramic reinforcement were fabricated by hot pressing (HP) and spark plasma sintering (SPS) technique. In order to protect SiC surface from its decomposition, the powder was coated with a thin tungsten layer using plasma vapour deposition (PVD) method. Microstructural analyses provided by scanning electron microscopy revealed the significant differences at metal-ceramic interface. Adhesion force and fracture strength of the interface between SiC particles and copper matrix were measured. Thermal conductivity of composites was determined using laser flash method. The obtained results are discussed with reference to changes in the area of metal-ceramic boundary.

Keywords:
copper matrix composites, silicon carbide, interface, thermal conductivity, adhesion

10.Rojek J., Nosewicz S., Chmielewski M., MICRO-MACRO RELATIONSHIPS FROM DISCRETE ELEMENT SIMULATIONS OF SINTERING, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR MULTISCALE COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1543-1649, DOI: 10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.2017020322, Vol.15, No.4, pp.323-342, 2017
Rojek J., Nosewicz S., Chmielewski M., MICRO-MACRO RELATIONSHIPS FROM DISCRETE ELEMENT SIMULATIONS OF SINTERING, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR MULTISCALE COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1543-1649, DOI: 10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.2017020322, Vol.15, No.4, pp.323-342, 2017

Abstract:
A two-scale modeling framework for sintering processes has been presented. Formulation of the micromechanical model of sintering developed in the discrete element method and basic relationships in the macroscopic model of sintering have been briefly reviewed. The methodology to determine macroscopic quantities–stress, strains, and constitutive viscous properties-from the discrete element simulations has been presented. This methodology has been applied to modeling of NiAl sintering. First, the discrete element model (DEM) has been calibrated by fitting the numerical densification curve to the experimental data. The DEM model with calibrated parameters has been used in simulations specially conceived to give macroscopic viscous moduli of the sintered material. Using the averaging procedures macroscopic stresses and strains have been calculated. Strain rates have been obtained differentiating the strain curves with respect to time. Finally, the viscous constitutive properties of the sintered material have been determined. The dependence of the shear and volumetric viscous moduli on the relative density (or equivalently) on the porosity has been obtained. It has been found that the numerical simulations predict a similar dependence as that assumed in the phenomenological macroscopic models. Thus, the validity of the micro-macro relationships obtained from the discrete element simulations of powder sintering has been confirmed. The proposed methodology allows us to use the discrete element model in the framework of multiscale modeling of sintering.

Keywords:
discrete element method, sintering, simulation, micro-macro relationships, multiscale modeling

11.Maździarz M., Rojek J., Nosewicz S., ESTIMATION OF MICROMECHANICAL NiAl SINTERING MODEL PARAMETERS FROM THE MOLECULAR SIMULATIONS, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR MULTISCALE COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1543-1649, DOI: 10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.2017020289 , Vol.15, No.4, pp.343-358, 2017
Maździarz M., Rojek J., Nosewicz S., ESTIMATION OF MICROMECHANICAL NiAl SINTERING MODEL PARAMETERS FROM THE MOLECULAR SIMULATIONS, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR MULTISCALE COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1543-1649, DOI: 10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.2017020289 , Vol.15, No.4, pp.343-358, 2017

Abstract:
Molecular statics/dynamics estimation of constitutive parameters for a micromechanical NiAl sintering model is reported in this paper. The parameters include temperature-dependent diffusion coefficients, surface energy, and linear thermal expansion. These parameters define material behavior during sintering and are used in the sintering particle model implemented in the discrete element model. The investigated material, the NiAl intermetallic, belongs to novel materials characterized by advantageous mechanical properties. Various machine elements are manufactured from a pure NiAl powder or from powder mixtures containing the NiAl using the sintering technology. It is well known that sintering is governed by diffusion. Therefore diffusive properties are important parameters of the micromechanical model of sintering. Numerical estimation of the model parameters by simulations at the lower scale is a powerful tool alternative to experimental methods. Molecular statics and dynamics models for NiAl have been created using the embedded atom model potential. Numerical simulations have allowed us to estimate the volume, surface, and grain-boundary diffusivity for the B2-type NiAl in the 1573 to 1673 K temperature range. Dependence of the diffusion coefficients on temperature has been determined and validity of the Arrhenius-type temperature dependency has been assessed. The parameters evaluated numerically have been compared with available experimental data as well as with theoretical predictions obtained with other methods. Many of the results presented in this paper have a pioneer character and are not known in the literature.

Keywords:
NiAl, sintering, diffusivity, molecular dynamics, molecular statics, nanoparticles

12.Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Strojny-Nędza A., Kaszyca K., Zybala R., Bazarnik P., Lewandowska M., Nosewicz S., Microstructure and thermal properties of Cu-SiC composite materials depending on the sintering technique, SCIENCE OF SINTERING, ISSN: 0350-820X, DOI: 10.2298/SOS1701011C, Vol.49, pp.11-22, 2017
Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Strojny-Nędza A., Kaszyca K., Zybala R., Bazarnik P., Lewandowska M., Nosewicz S., Microstructure and thermal properties of Cu-SiC composite materials depending on the sintering technique, SCIENCE OF SINTERING, ISSN: 0350-820X, DOI: 10.2298/SOS1701011C, Vol.49, pp.11-22, 2017

Abstract:
The presented paper investigates the relationship between the microstructure and thermal properties of copper–silicon carbide composites obtained through hot pressing (HP) and spark plasma sintering (SPS) techniques. The microstructural analysis showed a better densification in the case of composites sintered in the SPS process. TEM investigations revealed the presence of silicon in the area of metallic matrix in the region close to metal ceramic boundary. It is the product of silicon dissolving process in copper occurring at an elevated temperature. The Cu-SiC interface is significantly defected in composites obtained through the hot pressing method, which has a major influence on the thermal conductivity of materials.

Keywords:
Metal matrix composites; Silicon carbide; Interface; Spark plasma sintering; Thermal conductivity.

13.Błachowski B.D., Tauzowski P., Lógó J., Modal Approximation Based Optimal Design of Dynamically Loaded Plastic Structures, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, ISSN: 0553-6626, DOI: 10.3311/PPci.11016, pp.1-6, 2017
Błachowski B.D., Tauzowski P., Lógó J., Modal Approximation Based Optimal Design of Dynamically Loaded Plastic Structures, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, ISSN: 0553-6626, DOI: 10.3311/PPci.11016, pp.1-6, 2017

Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to present an optimal design procedure for elasto-plastic structures subjected to impact loading. The proposed method is based on mode approximation of the displacement field and assumption of constant acceleration of impacted structure during whole time of deformation process until the plastic displacement limit is reached. Derivation of the method begins with the application of the principle of conservation of linear momentum, followed by determination of inertial forces. The final stage of the method utilizes an optimization technique in order to find a minimum weight structure. Eventually, effectiveness and usefulness of the proposed method is demonstrated on the example of a planar truss structure subjected to dynamic loading caused by a mass impacting the structure with a given initial velocity.

Keywords:
structural dynamics, optimal design, elasto-plastic structures, short-time dynamic loading

14.Tauzowski P., Lógó J., Pintér E., Parametric Study on the Element Size Effect for Optimal Topologies, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, ISSN: 0553-6626, DOI: 10.3311/PPci.0000, pp.1-10, 2017