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An optimal integration of modern computational tools and efficient experimentation is presented for the accelerated design of Nb-based superalloys. Integrated within a systems engineering framework, we have used ab initio methods along with alloy theory tools to predict phase stability of solid solutions and intermetallics to accelerate assessment of(More)
Steel containing 0.03% carbon, 1.35% copper and 0.84% nickel had yield strength in the 540-625 MPa (78-90 Ksi) range depending on thickness, ultimate tensile strength in the 625-690 MPa (90-100 Ksi) range, and 25-30% elongation when air cooled after hot rolling. No brittle heat-affected zone was formed during manual or automatic submerged arc welding(More)
High-strength low-carbon ferritic steels attaining a maximum yield strength of 1600 MPa by combined Cu and NiAl precipitation-strengthening were developed. The yield strength of the alloys increases monotonically with the total concentration of the principal alloying elements i.e. Mn, Cu, Ni and Al. At 12.40 at.%, a 1600 MPa yield strength is achieved after(More)
To support quantitative design of ultra-high-strength (UHS) secondary-hardening steels, the precipitation of cementite prior to the precipitation of the M 2 C phase is investigated using a model alloy. The microstructure of cementite is investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. Consistent with earlier studies on tempering of Fe-C(More)
Coherent B2-ordered NiAl-type precipitates have been used to reinforce solid-solution body-centered-cubic iron for high-temperature application in fossil-energy power plants. In this study, we investigate the stability of nano-sized precipitates in a NiAl-strengthened ferritic alloy at 700-950 °C using ultra-small angle X-ray scattering and electron(More)
There is a need for lightweight structural materials for transportation to improve the performance and energy efficiency. Because magnesium (Mg) is 36% less dense than aluminum (Al) (1.74 g/cm 3 for Mg vs. 2.70 g/cm 3 for Al), Mg-based alloys have received increasing attention lately. The limiting property of Mg and its alloys at the present time is poor(More)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may be associated with tuberculosis infection. DVT in tuberculosis (TB) is implicated to the release of inflammatory cytokines, decrease synthesis of anti-coagulant proteins and increased fibrinogen levels. Drugs may also predispose to the hyper-coaguability. DVT may correlate with the severity of mycobacterium infection. We(More)