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Impact characterisation of single end duplex surface engineered systems

Objective



Although hardness measured by indentation techniques is a useful design parameter, it is inadequate in situations where a surface engineered system experiences repeated loading or impacting conditions in operation, e.g., cutting and forming tools. The proposed programme will involve the design, manufacture and evaluation of two types of novel indentation instruments for the property evaluation of various surface engineering systems. It is foreseen that demonstration instruments and associated control software will be outputs of the research. The prime industrial/economic objectives are: - To improve the reliability of surface engineered engineering components operating under impact conditions in manufacturing industry; - To increase the design awareness of the technical and economic benefits of single and duplex surface engineered systems. The RTD goals of the proposed programme are: - To develop a continuous load and depth recording instrument for the measurement of both coating adhesion and the load bearing capacity of surface engineered systems. - To develop a cyclic impact test machine for the evaluation of single and duplex surface engineered systems. - to structurally characterise a variety of surface engineered systems and correlate such data with their impact behaviour. - To simulate, model and develop software packages for the service behaviour of surface engineered systems under diverse impact loading conditions.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

MICRO MATERIALS LTD.
Address
Unit 3, The Byre Wrexham Technology Park
LL13 7YP Wrexham
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

ATELIERS NIC GEORGES, SUCC ATELIERS GEORGES SARL ET CIE C.E.C.S
Luxembourg
Address
194,Route De Thionville 194
1817 Luxembourg
Birmingham Research and Development Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Vincent Drive
B15 2SQ Birmingham
Clausthaler Laser und Werkstofftechnik Gmbh
Germany
Address
44,Altenauerstrasse 44
38678 Clausthal-zellerfeld
Huck International Gmbh & Co
Germany
Address
53,Petershutter Allee 53
37520 Osterode Am Harz
Metal Improvement Co
United Kingdom
Address
Hambridge Lane
RG14 5TU Newbury - Berkshire
TEER COATINGS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Hartlebury 290, Trading Estate, Hartlebury
DY10 4JB Kidderminster,hartlebury
Tech-Ni-Plant Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Love Lane
B7 4BJ Birmingham
Technische Universität Clausthal
Germany
Address
6,Agricolastraße
38678 Clausthal - Zellerfeld