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    Effects of Strain Rate and Fiber Content on the Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Sisal Fiber Cement-Based Composites

    Yubo Zhang, Ping Lei, Lina Wang, Jiqing Yang*

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.1, pp. 393-410, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.022659

    Abstract In this paper, a split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) was used to investigate the dynamic impact mechanical behavior of sisal fiber-reinforced cement-based composites (SFRCCs), and the microscopic damage evolution of the composites was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS). The results show that the addition of sisal fibers improves the impact resistance of cement-based composite materials. Compared with ordinary cement-based composites (OCCs), the SFRCCs demonstrate higher post-peak strength, ductility, and energy absorption capacity with higher fiber content. Moreover, the SFRCCs are strain rate sensitive materials, and their peak stress, ultimate More >

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    The Effect of Tempering Duration on the Creep Behavior of the P91 Steels at 600℃

    Jundong Yin1, Lei Wang1, Baoyin Zhu2, Guodong Zhang2, Dongfeng Li1,*

    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 1-3, 2022, DOI:10.32604/icces.2022.08750

    Abstract High performance martensitic heat resistant steels are widely used in fossil fuel power plant industry due to because of their good creep resistance at high temperatures. In-depth understanding of the high temperature inelastic deformation mechanism of such steels is crucial to ensure the reliable, safe and efficient operation of the power plant [1]. The martensitic steels have a complex microstructure with a hierarchical arrangement, including a collection of packets in the prior austenite grain, blocks in the packet and laths along with dispersed nanoscale strengthening phases (e.g., MX precipitates and carbides). The purpose of this… More >

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    High Strain Rate Behavior of Harmonic Structure Designed Pure Nickel: Mechanical Characterization, Microstructure Analysis and Modelisation

    Daniel Varadaradjou1,*, Hocine Kebir1, Jérôme Mespoulet2, David Tingaud3, Salima Bouvier1, Paul Deconick2, Kei Ameyama4, Guy Dirras3,*

    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 1-3, 2022, DOI:10.32604/icces.2022.08673

    Abstract The development of new architecture metallic alloys with controlled microstructures is one of the strategic ways for designing materials with high innovation potential and, particularly with improved mechanical properties as required for structural materials [1]. Indeed, unlike conventional counterparts, metallic materials having so-called harmonic structure displays strength and ductility synergy. The latter occurs due to a unique microstructure design: a coarse grain structure surrounded by a 3D continuous network of ultra-fine grain known as “core” and “shell”, respectively. In the present study, pure harmonic-structured (HS) Nickel samples were processed via controlled mechanical milling and followed… More >

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    Mechanical Properties and Evolution of Microstructure of Cement Stabilized Loess

    Kangze Yuan1, Kui Liu1,2,*, Guoyang Yi3, Bowen Yang2

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.10, No.12, pp. 3611-3627, 2022, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.022458

    Abstract Cement Stabilized Loess (CSL) sample has a long history as a method of improving building foundations. In this paper, the main physical (specific gravity, consistency limit, optimum moisture content, and maximum dry density) and mechanical properties (Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) and shear strength parameters) of CSL samples with different cement content were investigated, and the change reasons were explored by mean of SEM test. Meanwhile, quantitative analysis software Image-Pro Plus (IPP) 6.0 was used to characterize the microstructural evolution of pores in compacted loess and CSL sample. As the cement content increased, the specific gravity… More > Graphic Abstract

    Mechanical Properties and Evolution of Microstructure of Cement Stabilized Loess

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    Utilization of Dredged River Sediment in Preparing Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Blocks

    Kai Zhang1,2, Qunshan Wei1,2,*, Shuai Jiang3, Zhemin Shen4, Yanxia Zhang1,2, Rui Tang1,2, Aiwu Yang1,2, Christopher W. K. Chow5

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.10, No.11, pp. 2989-3008, 2022, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.019821

    Abstract In this study, the dredged river sediment, soft texture and fine particles, is mixed with other materials and transformed into eco-friendly autoclaved aerated concrete (hereinafter referred to as AAC) blocks. The results indicated the bricks produced under the conditions of 30%–34% dredged river sediment, 24% cement, 10% quick lime, 30% fly ash, 2% gypsum and 0.09% aluminum powder with 0.5 water to material ratio, 2.2 MPa autoclave pressure and 6 h autoclave time, the average compressive strength of 4.5 MPa and average dry density of 716.56 kg/m³ were obtained, the two parameters (strength & density)… More >

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    Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Bamboo Shaving Geopolymer Composite

    Jiayu Zhang, Zhenyang Li, Xinli Zhang*

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.10, No.11, pp. 2871-2881, 2022, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.019373

    Abstract Geopolymers are inorganic aluminosilicate materials, which have been a great research interest as a material for sustainable development. However, they possess relatively low toughness properties similar to brittle solids. The limitation may be altered by fiber reinforcement to improve their strength and toughness. This research describes the synthesis of bamboo shaving (BS) reinforced geopolymer composites and the characterization of their mechanical properties. The effect of BS content (0–2 wt. %) on the physical and mechanical properties and microstructure of metakaolin based geopolymer paste were investigated. The workability, setting time, bulk density, apparent porosity, thermal conductivity,… More >

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    Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Waste Slurry Modified by Recycled Sand and Cement

    Beifeng Lv, Na Li*, Haibo Kang, Yanting Wu, Ben Li, Wei Wang

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.10, No.10, pp. 2669-2683, 2022, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.019418

    Abstract In order to study the modification effect of recycled sand on cement reinforced waste slurry (CWS), triaxial test, scanning electron microscope test and X-ray diffraction test were carried out. The mechanical test of recycled sand and cement reinforced waste slurry (RCWS) shows that the deviatoric stress–strain curve of RCWS samples changes from hardening type to softening type with the increase of recycled sand content; the peak stress increases with the increase of recycled sand content; recycled sand can enhance the shear strength of CWS by increasing both cohesion and internal friction angle. The microscopic test More >

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    Strength Performance and Microstructure Characteristic of Naturally-Bonded Fiberboard Composite from Malaysian Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris)

    Shahril Anuar Bahari1, Mohd Nazarudin Zakaria1, Syaiful Osman1, Falah Abu1, Mohamad Jani Saad2, Reza Hosseinpourpia3,*

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.10, No.10, pp. 2581-2591, 2022, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.021313

    Abstract This study investigated the mechanical properties and microstructural characteristics of fiberboard composite produced by naturally-bonded Malaysian bamboo fiber (Bambusa vulgaris). The components that obtained through soda pulping of bamboo culms such as fiber and black liquor, were used for the preparation of high-density fibreboard composite at two target densities of 850 and 950 kg/m3. The bamboo fiberboard composite (BFC) were then produced at 200°C and two pressing parameters of 125 and 175 s/mm. The mechanical properties, e.g., flexural strength and internal bonding (IB) of BFC samples were evaluated according to BS EN 310: 1993 and BS EN 319: 1993, More > Graphic Abstract

    Strength Performance and Microstructure Characteristic of Naturally-Bonded Fiberboard Composite from Malaysian Bamboo (<i>Bambusa vulgaris</i>)

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    Effect of Recycled Mixed Powder on the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Concrete

    Chao Liu1,2,*, Huawei Liu2,*, Jian Wu1

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.10, No.5, pp. 1397-1414, 2022, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.018386

    Abstract In this paper, recycled bricks and recycled concrete were applied to prepare eco-friendly recycled mixed powder (RMP) cementitious material, as a supplementary to replace conventional cement for improve the recycling of construction and demolition waste. Based on the effect of cementitious materials on the hydration of silicate cement, the effects of RMP on the workability, mechanical properties and microstructure of recycled mixed powder concrete (RMPC) with the different replacement ratios and the 8:4 and 6:4 mixing ratio of recycled brick powder (RBP) and recycled concrete powder (RCP) were investigated. The results showed that the fluidity… More >

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    Analysis of the Microstructure and Macroscopic Fluid-Dynamics Behavior of Soft Soil after Seepage Consolidation

    Fang Jin*, Dong Zhou, Liying Zhu

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 285-302, 2022, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.017593

    Abstract The purpose is to study the microstructure and macroscopic fluid-dynamic behavior of soft soil after it has been subjected to a seepage consolidation procedure. First, the microscopic pore structure of soft clay is quantitatively studied by a scanning electron microscope technique. Second, the average contact area rate of soil particles is obtained employing statistical analysis applied to microscopic images of soft soil, and the macroscopic porosity of soft clay is determined through an indoor geotechnical test. Finally, mathematical relationships are introduced by fitting the results of the test. The results show that the unmodified empirical More >

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