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Acquisition of a Multi Physics Materials Processing Equipment to Investigate Magnetic Field Effects

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Technical Report,15 May 2017,01 Sep 2018

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University of North Texas Denton United States

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Major Goals The objective of this proposal is to acquire a unique equipment that integrates application of magnetic field with concurrent temperature dependent deformation. The equipment will allow study of magnetic field effects during solid state deformation and phase transformation up to magnetic field strength of 3 T load capacity of 110 kip. This equipment will serve as a discovery tool to expand the microstructural pathways for enhanced performance in steels, aluminum alloys, titanium alloys and magnesium alloys. Accomplishments This document details the acquisition of a multi-physics processing system which include the effect of high pulsed magnetic field. The high magnetic field is integrated with a servo-hydraulic platform for flexibility of tensile, compression and cyclic loading. The mechanical frame has capacity of 110 kip while a maximum of 3 T magnetic field can be obtained. The effect of this high magnetic field on initial compression test properties and microstructure is reported. The applied external field changes the mechanical response of paramagnetic materials via the magneto plasticity effect MPE. The equipment will allow study of quantum effects in mechanical response of materials. In long run, the equipment will facilitate research on processing of metallic materials to obtain unique microstructure because of superimposed effects of magnetic field, strain and temperature.

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  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mechanics

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