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1.Glinicki M.A., Antolik A., Gawlicki M., Evaluation of compatibility of neutron-shielding boron aggregates with Portland cement in mortar, CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, ISSN: 0950-0618, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.228, Vol.164, pp.731-738, 2018
Glinicki M.A., Antolik A., Gawlicki M., Evaluation of compatibility of neutron-shielding boron aggregates with Portland cement in mortar, CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, ISSN: 0950-0618, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.228, Vol.164, pp.731-738, 2018

Abstract:
Enhanced neutron radiation shielding capacity of protective structures can be achieved using cement-based composites with boron-containing aggregates. Experimental tests were performed to evaluate the effect of boron aggregates (colemanite, ulexite, borax, boron carbide) and nanosilica on the setting time and hydration heat of cement in mortars using isothermal calorimetry. Boron leaching test from mineral aggregates were performed in water and saturated Ca(OH)2 solution. Cement setting retardation effects were found qualitatively correlated with boron leaching from mineral aggregates. A linear dependence of compressive strength of borated mortars and heat released after 72 h of cement hydration was found. A maximum content of boron compounds in mortar, allowing for a systematical control of setting time, was evaluated

Keywords:
Boron minerals, Cement setting, Colemanite, Early strength, Heat of hydration, Isothermal calorimetry, Leaching, Nanosilica, Neutron shielding, Retardation, Ulexite

(40p.)
2.Knor G., Jaskulski R., Glinicki M.A., Holnicki-Szulc J., Numerical identification of the thermal properties of early age concrete using inverse heat transfer problem, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, ISSN: 0017-9310, DOI: 10.1007/s00231-018-2504-2, Vol.0, pp.1-13, 2018
Knor G., Jaskulski R., Glinicki M.A., Holnicki-Szulc J., Numerical identification of the thermal properties of early age concrete using inverse heat transfer problem, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, ISSN: 0017-9310, DOI: 10.1007/s00231-018-2504-2, Vol.0, pp.1-13, 2018

Abstract:
The procedure of numerical identification of thermophysical properties of concrete during its hardening is presented. Heat of cement hydration, thermal conductivity and specific heat are determined for purpose of modelling temperature evolution in massive concrete elements. The developed method is based on point temperature measurements in a cylindrical mould and the numerical solution of the inverse heat transfer problem by means of direct search optimization algorithm. The determined thermal characteristics of concrete are not constant and depend on the maturity of concrete. The procedure was verified on set of concrete mixes designed with Portland cement CEM I 42.5R and Portland-slag cement CEM II/B-S 32.5 N. Calcareous fly ash was also used for partial replacement of cement in the mixtures. The obtained results have been compared with experimentally measured temperature in concrete and a fair agreement has been found.

(40p.)
3.Chrzanowska-Giżyńska J., Denis P., Woźniacka S., Kurpaska Ł., Mechanical properties and thermal stability of tungsten boride films deposited by radio frequency magnetron sputtering, CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, ISSN: 0272-8842, DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.07.208, Vol.44, No.16, pp.19603-19611, 2018
Chrzanowska-Giżyńska J., Denis P., Woźniacka S., Kurpaska Ł., Mechanical properties and thermal stability of tungsten boride films deposited by radio frequency magnetron sputtering, CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, ISSN: 0272-8842, DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.07.208, Vol.44, No.16, pp.19603-19611, 2018

Abstract:
Tungsten and boron compounds belong to the group of superhard materials since their hardness could exceed 40 GPa. In this study, the properties of the tungsten boride WBx coatings deposited by radio frequency magnetron sputtering were investigated. The sputtering was performed from specially prepared targets that were composed of boron and tungsten mixed in a molar ratio of 2.5 and sintered in Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) process. WB films were deposited on silicon (100) and stainless steel 304 substrates at temperatures of 23 ÷ 770 °C. Microstructure, chemical and phase composition were investigated by using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), respectively. The mechanical properties like Vickers hardness and Young's modulus were obtained by using nanoindentation test at a load of 5 ÷ 100 mN. The friction coefficient and wear resistance of αWB coatings were investigated in scratch test and reciprocal sliding wear instrumentation. Moreover, in order to investigate thermal properties, the αWB films were annealed at 1000 °C in argon/air for 1 h and at 250 °C for 2 h in air atmosphere. Results of our research confirm that αWB coatings can be considered as an alternative to superhard materials in the production of wear resistant, long-lasting tools.

Keywords:
Hard coatings, Hard materials, Magnetron sputtering, Mechanical properties, Thermal properties, Tungsten boride

(40p.)
4.Jarząbek D.M., Dziekoński C., Dera W., Chrzanowska J., Wojciechowski T., Influence of Cu coating of SiC particles on mechanical properties of Ni/SiC co-electrodeposited composites, CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, ISSN: 0272-8842, DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.08.271, Vol.44, pp.21750-21758, 2018
Jarząbek D.M., Dziekoński C., Dera W., Chrzanowska J., Wojciechowski T., Influence of Cu coating of SiC particles on mechanical properties of Ni/SiC co-electrodeposited composites, CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, ISSN: 0272-8842, DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.08.271, Vol.44, pp.21750-21758, 2018

Abstract:
In this paper, the study of the mechanical properties of composites consisting of electrodeposited Ni and co-electrodeposited SiC particles coated with a thin Cu layer was presented. It was demonstrated that the coating allowed to increase the concentration of ceramic particles in the composite. Although the plating parameters were the same for both types of composites, the concentration of SiC was 15% for the composite containing coated particles (Ni/SiC-Cu) and 10% for the composite containing uncoated particles (Ni/SiC). Furthermore, tensile tests showed that the Ni/SiC-Cu samples exhibited higher Young's modulus than the pure electrodeposited Ni samples or Ni/SiC samples. The measured Young's modulus of the Ni/SiC-Cu composite was 250 ± 10 GPa. However, the ultimate tensile strength of the Ni/SiC-Cu composite was lower than that of pure Ni. To explain the mechanical behaviour of the Ni/SiC-Cu composite, the microstructure of the interface of this composite and its bonding strength were studied. Microstructure studies conducted using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) revealed that the SiC/Cu interface was smooth and of good quality whereas the Cu/Ni interface was rough but also of good quality. The measured bonding, normal, and shear strength values demonstrated that the SiC/Cu interface was weak, and that was the main reason for the low ultimate tensile strength of the composite. The shear strength of the SiC/Cu interface was measured using a novel method: micropillars shearing including atomic force microscopy (AFM). Finally, a simple finite element model of the Ni/SiC-Cu composite, based on cohesive elements, was developed.

Keywords:
Interfacial bonding strength, Metal matrix composites, Tensile strength, Silicon carbide, Electrodeposited nickel

(40p.)
5.Pieczyska E.A., Maj M., Golasiński K., Staszczak M., Furuta T., Kuramoto S., Thermomechanical Studies of Yielding and Strain Localization Phenomena of Gum Metal under Tension, Materials, ISSN: 1996-1944, DOI: 10.3390/ma11040567, Vol.11, No.567, pp.1-13, 2018
Pieczyska E.A., Maj M., Golasiński K., Staszczak M., Furuta T., Kuramoto S., Thermomechanical Studies of Yielding and Strain Localization Phenomena of Gum Metal under Tension, Materials, ISSN: 1996-1944, DOI: 10.3390/ma11040567, Vol.11, No.567, pp.1-13, 2018

Abstract:
This paper presents results of investigation of multifunctional beta-Ti alloy Gum Metal subjected to tension at various strain rates. Digital image correlation was used to determine strain distributions and stress-strain curves, while infrared camera allowed for us to obtain the related temperature characteristics of the specimen during deformation. The mechanical curves completed by the temperature changes were applied to analyze the subsequent stages of the alloy loading. Elastic limit, recoverable strain, and development of the strain localization were studied. It was found that the maximal drop in temperature, which corresponds to the yield limit of solid materials, was referred to a significantly lower strain value in the case of Gum Metal in contrast to its large recoverable strain. The temperature increase proves a dissipative character of the process and is related to presence of w and a” phases induced during the alloy fabrication and their exothermic phase transformations activated under loading. During plastic deformation, both the strain and temperature distributions demonstrate that strain localization for higher strain rates starts nucleating just after the yield limit leading to specimen necking and rupture. Macroscopically, it is exhibited as softening of the stress-strain curve in contrast to the strain hardening observed at lower strain rates.

Keywords:
gum metal, yield limit, thermomechanical coupling, infrared thermography, digital image correlation, strain localization

(35p.)
6.Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka D., Glinicki M.A., Gibas K., Baran T., Alkali-Silica Reactivity of High Density Aggregates for Radiation Shielding Concrete, Materials, ISSN: 1996-1944, DOI: 10.3390/ma11112284, Vol.11, No.2284, pp.1-15, 2018
Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka D., Glinicki M.A., Gibas K., Baran T., Alkali-Silica Reactivity of High Density Aggregates for Radiation Shielding Concrete, Materials, ISSN: 1996-1944, DOI: 10.3390/ma11112284, Vol.11, No.2284, pp.1-15, 2018

Abstract:
Long-term exposure of concrete to nuclear reactor environments may enhance the ageing
phenomena. An investigation concerning a possible deleterious alkali-silica reaction (ASR) in concrete containing high-density aggregates is presented in this paper. The scope of this investigation was limited to heavy aggregates that could be used for the construction of the first Polish nuclear power plant (NPP). Five different high-density aggregates were selected and tested: three barites, magnetite, and hematite. Mineralogical analysis was conducted using thin section microscopic observation in transmitted light. The accelerated mortar beam test and the long-time concrete prism test were applied to estimate the susceptibility of heavy aggregates to ASR. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses were conducted on aggregates and mortars. The quartz size in aggregate grains was evaluated using image analysis. Application of the accelerated mortar beam method confirmed the observations of thin sections and XRD analysis of high-density aggregates. The microcrystalline quartz in hematite aggregate and cristobalite in one of barite aggregate triggered an ASR. The composition of ASR gel was confirmed by microscopic analysis. The long-term concrete test permitted the selection of innocuous high-density aggregates from among the other aggregates available, which showed practically no reactivity.

Keywords:
alkali-silica reaction, heavyweight concrete, high-density aggregate, quartz size, radiation shielding, reactive minerals

(35p.)
7.Kubissa W., Glinicki M.A., Dąbrowski M., Permeability testing of radiation shielding concrete manufactured at industrial scale, MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, ISSN: 1359-5997, DOI: 10.1617/s11527-018-1213-0, Vol.51, No.83, pp.1-15, 2018
Kubissa W., Glinicki M.A., Dąbrowski M., Permeability testing of radiation shielding concrete manufactured at industrial scale, MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, ISSN: 1359-5997, DOI: 10.1617/s11527-018-1213-0, Vol.51, No.83, pp.1-15, 2018

Abstract:
The effect of the composition of industrial concrete designed for radiation shielding structures on the air permeability and the diffusion of moisture was studied. The mix design for heavyweight concrete of bulk density 3168–3317 kg/m3 was developed using barite and magnetite aggregate and cements blended with fly ash and blastfurnace slag. Structural elements, like columns of a height of 4 m and massive blocks made of mixtures with different cements were manufactured using ready mixed concrete pumped into the formwork. Core specimens were taken from the elements at different locations. The air permeability index was tested using Autoclam device. Evaluation of the quality of concrete on the basis of API results varied from “very good” to “good”. The moisture distribution inside concrete specimens was equilibrated to RH = 60 ± 5%. Observation of RH changes allowed to determine the moisture diffusion coefficient. Significant differences of the permeability and moisture diffusion coefficient depending on the location of the core specimens drilling and mix design of concrete were found. The D coefficient provided a good reflection of the different quality of heavyweight concrete in structural elements.

Keywords:
Air permeability, Autoclam, Barite, Blended cement, Cracking, Heavyweight aggregate, Magnetite, Moisture diffusion, Radiation shielding concrete, Relative humidity

(35p.)
8.Kopeć M., Wang K., Politis D.J., Wang Y., Wang L., Lin J., Formability and microstructure evolution mechanisms of Ti6Al4V alloy during a novel hot stamping process, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, ISSN: 0921-5093, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2018.02.038, pp.1-20, 2018
Kopeć M., Wang K., Politis D.J., Wang Y., Wang L., Lin J., Formability and microstructure evolution mechanisms of Ti6Al4V alloy during a novel hot stamping process, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, ISSN: 0921-5093, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2018.02.038, pp.1-20, 2018

Abstract:
A novel hot stamping process for Ti6Al4V alloy using cold forming tools and a hot blank was presented in this paper. The formability of the material was studied through uniaxial tensile tests at temperatures ranging from 600 to 900 °C and strain rates ranging from 0.1 to 5 s-1. An elongation ranging from 30% to 60% could be achieved at temperatures ranging from 750 to 900°C respectively. The main microstructure evolution mechanisms varied with the deformation temperature, including recovery, phase transformation and recrystallization. The hardness of the material after deformation first decreased with the temperature due to recovery, and subsequently increased mainly due to the phase transformation. During the hot stamping tests, qualified parts could be formed successfully at heating temperatures ranging from 750 to 850°C. The forming failed at lower temperatures due to the limited ductility of the material. At temperatures higher than 900°C, extensive phase transformation of α to β occurred during the heating. During the transfer and forming, the temperature dropped significantly which led to the formation of transformed β, reduction of the formability and subsequent failure. The post-form hardness distribution demonstrated the same tendency as that after uniaxial tensile tests.

Keywords:
titanium alloys, Ti6Al4V, hot stamping, microstructure

(35p.)
9.Chrzanowska-Giżyńska J., Denis P., Hoffman J., Giżyński M., Mościcki T., Garbiec D., Szymański Z., Tungsten borides layers deposited by a nanosecond laser pulse, SURFACE AND COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, ISSN: 0257-8972, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.12.040, Vol.335, pp.181-187, 2018
Chrzanowska-Giżyńska J., Denis P., Hoffman J., Giżyński M., Mościcki T., Garbiec D., Szymański Z., Tungsten borides layers deposited by a nanosecond laser pulse, SURFACE AND COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, ISSN: 0257-8972, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.12.040, Vol.335, pp.181-187, 2018

Abstract:
Tungsten borides belong to the group of potentially superhard materials which hardness could be compared to cubic boron nitride and diamond. However, difficulty in fabrication of single phase material using conventional methods is the main drawback of this group of ceramics. In order to overcome this problem material can be deposited as a thin layer e.g. in the pulsed laser deposition process. In this paper, the effect of laser wavelength and energy density of nanosecond Nd:YAG laser on the WBx-type layers were analyzed using wavelengths 355 and 1064 nm with the energy density of laser beam from 1.7 to 5 J/cm2 and from 1.7 to 9.3 J/cm2, respectively. The WB2.5 and WB4.5 targets synthesized in Spark Plasma Sintering process were used and the layers were deposited onto Si (100) substrate heated to a temperature of 570 °C. Layers' microstructure were analyzed using X-ray Diffraction and scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer. Change of laser wavelength and energy density resulted in variations of the chemical composition and morphology of deposited layers. Finally, W2B-βWB, αWB-WB-WB3 and WB3, and boron layers were deposited wherein WB3 structure is formed in a wide range of laser fluences and at both investigated wavelength. Next, WB3 layers were investigated in the indentation test at a load of 5–30 mN and its hardness was up to 50 ± 10 GPa

Keywords:
Pulsed laser deposition, Super-hard materials, Tungsten borides, Tungsten triboride

(35p.)
10.Mościcki T., Hoffman J., Szymański Z., Laser ablation in an ambient gas: Modelling and experiment, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, ISSN: 0021-8979, DOI: 10.1063/1.5010413, Vol.123, pp.083305-1-8, 2018
Mościcki T., Hoffman J., Szymański Z., Laser ablation in an ambient gas: Modelling and experiment, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, ISSN: 0021-8979, DOI: 10.1063/1.5010413, Vol.123, pp.083305-1-8, 2018

Abstract:
The laser ablation of graphite in ambient argon is studied both experimentally and theoretically in conditions corresponding to the initial conditions of carbon nanotube synthesis by the laser vaporization method. The results of the experiment show that the maximum plasma temperature of 24 000 K is reached 25 ns after the beginning of the laser pulse and decreases to about 4000–4500 K after 10 μs. The maximum electron density of 8 × 1025 m−3 is reached 15 ns from the beginning of the laser pulse. The hydrodynamic model applied shows comparable plasma temperatures and electron densities. The model also replicates well a shock wave and plume confinement—intrinsic features of supersonic flow of the ablated plume in an ambient gas. The results show that the theoretical model can be used to simulate nanosecond laser ablation in an ambient gas from the beginning of the process up to several microseconds.

(30p.)
11.Ashraf W., Glinicki M.A., Olek J., Statistical Analysis and Probabilistic Design Approach for Freeze–Thaw Performance of Ordinary Portland Cement Concrete, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 0899-1561, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002494, Vol.30, No.11, pp.04018294-1-10, 2018
Ashraf W., Glinicki M.A., Olek J., Statistical Analysis and Probabilistic Design Approach for Freeze–Thaw Performance of Ordinary Portland Cement Concrete, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 0899-1561, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002494, Vol.30, No.11, pp.04018294-1-10, 2018

Abstract:
This paper features the development of a probabilistic model linking freeze–thaw (F-T) performance of concrete mixtures to their composition. A sensitivity analysis was performed on several concrete mixture parameters to identify the factors that have strong correlations with F-T resistance of concrete. The F-T performance level was defined as a discrete measure of the frost resistance of concrete. Finally, a new model to predict F-T damage incorporating the variability in concrete mix parameters (as selected from sensitivity analysis) was developed. This model was developed using only those data sets that contained the results of the relative dynamic modulus of elasticity (RDME) testing performed according to ASTM and AASHTO specifications. Concrete mixtures containing only ordinary portland cement (OPC) as the sole binder (i.e., mixtures that did not contain any supplementary cementitious materials) were considered. The reliability of the model was demonstrated using several examples of concrete mixtures of various compositions. Accordingly, this model provides the opportunity to optimize the concrete mix proportion for the required performance level of concrete under F-T exposure condition.

Keywords:
Freeze–thaw, Durability, Concrete, Pavement, Sensitivity analysis, Probabilistic design

(30p.)
12.Papliński P., Wańkowicz J., Ranachowski P., Ranachowski Z., Microstructure and degree of degradation of ZnO varistors in surge arresters due to operation, ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, ISSN: 1733-3490, DOI: 10.24425/123800, Vol.63, No.3, pp.1267-1273, 2018
Papliński P., Wańkowicz J., Ranachowski P., Ranachowski Z., Microstructure and degree of degradation of ZnO varistors in surge arresters due to operation, ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, ISSN: 1733-3490, DOI: 10.24425/123800, Vol.63, No.3, pp.1267-1273, 2018

Abstract:
The paper presents the test results for the microstructure of ZnO varistors comprising high voltage gapless surge arresters. The tests were performed on varistors produced in different periods and by various manufacturers. The research was inspired by different characteristics of changes in values of current flowing through surge arresters as a function of changes in values of system voltage in a 220 kV substation, and the temperature in a multi-year cycle. Furthermore, the effects of varistor microstructure degradation following a failure of an unsealed surge arrester were investigated. The results provided the grounds for assessment of ZnO varistor microstructure parameters in terms of their durability and resistance to degradation processes.

Keywords:
surge arrester, MO varistor, microstructure of ceramics, ceramic material degradation

(30p.)
13.Ranachowski P., Ranachowski Z., Wieczorek K., Jaroszewski M., Kudela S.Jr., Study of modified aluminous porcelain subjected to mechanoacoustic tests, ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, ISSN: 1733-3490, DOI: 10.24425/amm.2018.125110, Vol.63, No.4, pp.1821-1826, 2018
Ranachowski P., Ranachowski Z., Wieczorek K., Jaroszewski M., Kudela S.Jr., Study of modified aluminous porcelain subjected to mechanoacoustic tests, ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, ISSN: 1733-3490, DOI: 10.24425/amm.2018.125110, Vol.63, No.4, pp.1821-1826, 2018

Abstract:
The paper presents the microscopic and mechanoacoustic study of degradation processes of the porcelain material C 130 type. This kind of material is used in the production of the most durable and reliable electrotechnical elements. Raw material composition of the studied porcelain was modified. This had an impact on the inner properties, cohesion and – in consequence – on operational properties of the material. Using mechanical-acoustic and microscopic methods of testing of small-size samples that were subjected to compression, it was possible to distinguish successive stages of degradation of the porcelain structure. These stages were generally typical of the porcelain materials. In the authors’ opinion, they are connected to the ageing process happening over many years of work under operating conditions. Optimization of composition and technological properties – important during technological processes – resulted in a slight decrease in inner cohesion of the porcelain. When compared to the reference material – typical domestic C 130 material, mechanical strength was somewhat lower. Carried out investigations proved that resistance of the investigated material to the ageing degradation process – during long term operation – also decreased. The improvement of technological parameters and the reduction in the number of defective elements occurred simultaneously with some decrease in the operational parameters of the material. To restore their initial high level, further work is needed to optimize the raw material composition of the porcelain.

Keywords:
electrical porcelain materials, ageing processes, acoustic emission (AE), optical microscopy

(30p.)
14.Wieczorek K., Jaroszewski M., Ranachowski P., Ranachowski Z., Examination of the properties of samples from glass-epoxy core rods for composite insulators subjected to dc high voltage, ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, ISSN: 1733-3490, DOI: 10.24425/123802, Vol.63, No.3, pp.1281-1286, 2018
Wieczorek K., Jaroszewski M., Ranachowski P., Ranachowski Z., Examination of the properties of samples from glass-epoxy core rods for composite insulators subjected to dc high voltage, ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, ISSN: 1733-3490, DOI: 10.24425/123802, Vol.63, No.3, pp.1281-1286, 2018

Abstract:
This article presents the results of an examination performed on a set of samples of glass-epoxy core rods used in composite insulators with silicone rubber housings. The goal of the examination was to test the aging resistance of the core material when exposed to Direct Current (DC) high voltage. Long term exposure of a glass-epoxy core rod to DC high voltage may lead to the gradual degradation of its mechanical properties due to the ion migrations. Electrolysis of the core material (glass fiber) may cause electrical breakdown of the insulators and consequently lead to a major failure. After being aged for 6000 hours under DC high voltage, the samples were subjected to microscopic analysis. Their chemical composition was also examined using Raman spectroscopy and their dielectric losses and conductance in the broad range of frequencies were tested using dielectric spectroscopy.

Keywords:
DC high voltage, composite insulator, glass-epoxy core, dielectric spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy

(30p.)
15.Schabowicz K., Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka D., Ranachowski Z., Kudela Jr. S., Dvorak T., Microstructural characterization of cellulose fibres in reinforced cement boards, ARCHIVES OF CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1644-9665, DOI: 10.1016/j.acme.2018.01.018, Vol.18, No.4, pp.1068-1078, 2018
Schabowicz K., Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka D., Ranachowski Z., Kudela Jr. S., Dvorak T., Microstructural characterization of cellulose fibres in reinforced cement boards, ARCHIVES OF CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1644-9665, DOI: 10.1016/j.acme.2018.01.018, Vol.18, No.4, pp.1068-1078, 2018

Abstract:
The microscopic analysis of the different cellulose fibre cement composites is presented. The observations of the fibres in optical microscope in transmitted light and in scanning electron microscope are described. The micro computed tomography (micro-CT) and SEM were used to determine the distribution of the fibres in the matrix. The investigated fibre cement boards were produced by extrusion process and panels were cured in natural conditions. The main goal of the research was application of different microscopic methods to analyze the fibres distribution as a result of a different methods of their production. Micro-CT was used for 3D visualization of fibres distribution in three different fibre cement boards. It was possible to determine the average diameter of the fibres and their concentration using the high-resolution mode of micro-CT scanning procedure. Finally, a procedure which can be applied as a useful tool for analysis of the different procedures used in production of fibre cement boards is described. This procedure can be successfully used in the quality control system of cellulose fibre distribution in cement composites

Keywords:
Cellulose fibre reinforced cement boards, Microstructure, Fibre distribution, X-ray microtomography, SEM-EDS analysis

(30p.)
16.Radziejewska J., Sarzyński A., Strzelec M., Diduszko R., Hoffman J., Evaluation of residual stress and adhesion of Ti and TiN PVD films by laser spallation technique, OPTICS & LASER TECHNOLOGY, ISSN: 0030-3992, DOI: 10.1016/j.optlastec.2018.02.014, Vol.104, pp.140-147, 2018
Radziejewska J., Sarzyński A., Strzelec M., Diduszko R., Hoffman J., Evaluation of residual stress and adhesion of Ti and TiN PVD films by laser spallation technique, OPTICS & LASER TECHNOLOGY, ISSN: 0030-3992, DOI: 10.1016/j.optlastec.2018.02.014, Vol.104, pp.140-147, 2018

Abstract:
The laser spallation technique was applied for measurement of residual stress and adhesion of thin films. Two films of different properties, ductile and soft Ti, and hard and brittle TiN, were studied. The films were produced on 304 steel substrate by PVD method. The residual stress value obtained by laser spallation technique LST were compared with stress value from X-ray diffraction method. Good agreement of stress values measured by both methods was attained. Additionally, the interface strength of the films was tested by laser adhesion spallation technique LASAT with use of VISAR system. It was shown that shock wave induced by a nanosecond laser pulse adequately determines properties of PVD thin films on metal substrate

Keywords:
Laser spallation technique, Residual stress, Adhesion, Thin layer, PVD, VISAR system

(25p.)
17.Małolepszy A., Błoński S., Chrzanowska-Giżyńska J., Wojasiński M., Płociński T., Stobiński L., Szymański Z., Fluorescent carbon and graphene oxide nanoparticles synthesized by the laser ablation in liquid, APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PROCESSING, ISSN: 0947-8396, DOI: 10.1007/s00339-018-1711-5, pp.124-282, 2018
Małolepszy A., Błoński S., Chrzanowska-Giżyńska J., Wojasiński M., Płociński T., Stobiński L., Szymański Z., Fluorescent carbon and graphene oxide nanoparticles synthesized by the laser ablation in liquid, APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PROCESSING, ISSN: 0947-8396, DOI: 10.1007/s00339-018-1711-5, pp.124-282, 2018

Abstract:
The results of synthesis of the fluorescent carbon dots (CDots) from graphite target and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanoparticles performed by the nanosecond laser ablation in polyethylene glycol 200 (PEG200) are shown. Two-step laser irradiation (first graphite target, next achieved suspension) revealed a very effective production of CDots. However, the ablation in PEG appeared to be effective with 1064 nm laser pulse in contrast to the ablation with 355 nm laser pulse. In the case of rGO nanoparticles similar laser irradiation procedure was less efficient. In both cases, received nanoparticles exhibited strong, broadband photoluminescence with a maximum dependent on the excitation wavelength. The size distribution for obtained CDots was evaluated using the DLS technique and HRTEM images. The results from both methods show quite good agreement in nanoparticle size estimation although the DLS method slightly overestimates nanoparticle’s diameter

(25p.)
18.Żurek Z.H., Kukla D., LDC1000 converter for NDT material diagnostics and characterisation, INSIGHT, ISSN: 1354-2575, DOI: 10.1784/insi.2018.60.7.375, Vol.60, No.7, pp.375-379, 2018
Żurek Z.H., Kukla D., LDC1000 converter for NDT material diagnostics and characterisation, INSIGHT, ISSN: 1354-2575, DOI: 10.1784/insi.2018.60.7.375, Vol.60, No.7, pp.375-379, 2018

Abstract:
The LDC1000 module[1,2] measurement tool is a commercial inductive converter made by Texas Instruments (TI). It has been designed to measure the distance to a surface from a given point above the surface of conducting materials. However, its design and software make it possible to use the device in many other innovative applications, such as in machine diagnostics (the measurement of shaft torsions and the detection and measurement of unbalance in rotating masses) and in the non-destructive testing (NDT) of continuity, shape and structural flaws. Examples of the application of this converter to flaw crack detection, to the measurement of electrical and magnetic parameters and to distance determination from a point above the surface to the surface of conducting materials, as well as to the estimation of the thickness of a non-conductive layer on a conductive surface, are described in this paper. The LDC1000 converter has been available commercially for a few years and its basic scope of application is expanding all of the time[4,5]. It has also been the subject matter for some PhD theses[6]. The principles for measuring the components of the normalised impedance are explained in the initial part of this paper, which is necessary in order to gain a full understanding of the converter operation. The LDC1000 converter operates in the current resonance region (resonance takes place between the inductive coil and the tested material). From the manifold diagnostic possibilities of the converter, its application in flaw detection will be presented in this paper. Crack detection and conductivity and distance measurements have been carried out and the local circuit inductance has been recorded. Measurements have been conducted with the standard flaw detection probe and the time required for performing repeatability measurements has also been investigated.

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19.Tasinkiewicz J., Lewandowski M., Klimonda Z., Walczak M., Synthetic Aperture Cardiac Imaging with Reduced Number of Acquisition Channels. A Feasibility Study, ARCHIVES OF ACOUSTICS, ISSN: 0137-5075, DOI: 10.24425/123915, Vol.43, No.3, pp.437-446, 2018
Tasinkiewicz J., Lewandowski M., Klimonda Z., Walczak M., Synthetic Aperture Cardiac Imaging with Reduced Number of Acquisition Channels. A Feasibility Study, ARCHIVES OF ACOUSTICS, ISSN: 0137-5075, DOI: 10.24425/123915, Vol.43, No.3, pp.437-446, 2018

Abstract:
Commercially available cardiac scanners use 64–128 elements phased-array (PA) probes and classical delay-and-sum beamforming to reconstruct a sector B-mode image. For portable and hand-held scanners, which are the fastest growing market, channel count reduction can greatly decrease the total power and cost of devices. The introduction of ultra-fast imaging methods based on plane waves and diverging waves provides new insight into heart’s moving structures and enables the implementation of new myocardial assessment and advanced flow estimation methods, thanks to much higher frame rates. The goal of this study was to show the feasibility of reducing the channel count in the diverging wave synthetic aperture image reconstruction method for phased-arrays. The application of ultra-fast 32-channel subaperture imaging combined with spatial compounding allowed the frame rate of approximately 400 fps for 120 mm visualization to be achieved with image quality obtained on par with the classical 64-channel beamformer. Specifically, it was shown that the proposed method resulted in image quality metrics (lateral resolution, contrast and contrast-to-noise ratio), for a visualization depth not exceeding 50 mm, that were comparable with the classical PA beamforming. For larger visualization depths (80–100 mm) a slight degradation of the above parameters was observed. In conclusion, diverging wave phased-array imaging with reduced number of channels is a promising technology for low-cost, energy efficient hand-held cardiac scanners.

Keywords:
phased-array, ultrasound imaging, diverging wave, synthetic transmit aperture

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20.Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka D., Dąbrowski M., Brandt A.M., Burakowska A., Baran T., The results of the concrete shield of the EWA nuclear reactor/Wyniki badania betonu z obudowy reaktora jądrowego EWA, CEMENT, WAPNO, BETON, ISSN: 1425-8129, Vol.3, pp.226-238, 2018
Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka D., Dąbrowski M., Brandt A.M., Burakowska A., Baran T., The results of the concrete shield of the EWA nuclear reactor/Wyniki badania betonu z obudowy reaktora jądrowego EWA, CEMENT, WAPNO, BETON, ISSN: 1425-8129, Vol.3, pp.226-238, 2018

Keywords:
nuclear reactor, concrete shield, radiation influence

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21.Ustrzycka A., Szuwalski K., Annular rotating disks optimal with respect to mixed creep rupture, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS, ISSN: 1429-2955, DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.56.1.57, Vol.56, No.1, pp.57-69, 2018
Ustrzycka A., Szuwalski K., Annular rotating disks optimal with respect to mixed creep rupture, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS, ISSN: 1429-2955, DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.56.1.57, Vol.56, No.1, pp.57-69, 2018

Abstract:
Optimal shapes in the class of polynomial functions for rotating annular disks with respect to the mixed creep rupture time are found. Two effects leading to damage: diminishing of transversal dimensions and growth of micro-cracks are simultaneously taken into account. The first of them requires the finite strain analysis, the latter is described by Kachanov’s evolution equation. Behaviour of the material is described by nonlinear Norton’s law, generalized for true stresses and logarithmic strains, and the shape change law in form of similarity of true stresses and logarithmic strains deviators. For optimal shapes of the disk, changes of geometry and a continuity function are presented. The theoretical considerations based on the perception of the structural components as some highlighted objects with defined properties is presented

Keywords:
annular disk, mixed creep rupture, optimal design

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22.Matsui R., Takeda K., Tobushi H., Pieczyska E.A., Mechanical properties and advanced subjects in shape memory alloys and polymers, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS, ISSN: 1429-2955, DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.56.2.447, Vol.56, No.2, pp.447-456, 2018
Matsui R., Takeda K., Tobushi H., Pieczyska E.A., Mechanical properties and advanced subjects in shape memory alloys and polymers, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS, ISSN: 1429-2955, DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.56.2.447, Vol.56, No.2, pp.447-456, 2018

Abstract:
Advanced subjects in mechanical properties of shape memory alloys and polymers are discussed. In the subloop loading under a stress-controlled condition of the shape memory alloy, the transformation-induced stress relaxation appears due to variation in temperature. The enhancement of corrosion and corrosion fatigue life of the shape memory alloy is discussed. The development of a functionally-graded shape memory alloy and polymer is expected to obtain better performance. Three-way motion appears in the shape memory composite with the shape memory alloy and polymer.

Keywords:
shape memory alloy, shape memory polymer, functionally-graded shape memory material, shape memory composite

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23.Makowska K., Brodecki A., Mackiewicz S., Kowalewski Z.L., Damage development of inconel 718 due to laboratory simulated creep, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS, ISSN: 1429-2955, DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.56.3.893, Vol.56, No.3, pp.893-896, 2018
Makowska K., Brodecki A., Mackiewicz S., Kowalewski Z.L., Damage development of inconel 718 due to laboratory simulated creep, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS, ISSN: 1429-2955, DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.56.3.893, Vol.56, No.3, pp.893-896, 2018

Abstract:
The paper presents an attempt of application of the acoustic birefringence coefficient for early stage degradation assessment of Inconel 718 nickel superalloy after short-term creep. It is shown that it can serve as a good damage sensitive parameter and, moreover, it can be well correlated with hardness variation.

Keywords:
creep, nickel superalloy, microstructure, pre-deformation, hardness, acoustic birefringence

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