Article - 21 Apr 2005
The droplet size and size distribution produced by fuel injection systems is an important parameter in defining the efficiency and emissions output of an automotive engine. Laser diffraction provides...
Article - 10 Sep 2002
Graphite is a distinct material, displaying properties of both metals and non-metals. It is typically grayish-black in color, opaque, and has a radiant black sheen.
Article - 23 Nov 2001
Materials with grain sizes in the order of a billionth of a meter are called nanomaterials, or nanocrystalline materials, which can be used for a range of structural and non-structural applications.
Article - 9 Oct 2001
There are several different types of zirconia such as partially stabilised versions and tetragonal zirconia polycrystals.
Article - 14 Nov 2018
This article discusses additive manufacturing (AM) and the materials and methods it involves.
Article - 15 Mar 2018
Ducom’s Rotary Tribometer is a must-have workhorse instrument, already in use in several tribometry labs. It allows for real-time measurement and determination of the frictional properties, and...
Article - 22 Dec 2015
A variety of chemical and physical properties of jet fuels are used to characterize their grade and quality. These properties affect the use and performance of these fuels.
Article - 29 Jun 2013
Super alloys also known as high performance alloys are used in environments with very high temperature where deformation resistance and high surface stability are very important. These alloys have...
Article - 26 Jun 2013
Grade 21 Ti 15Mo 2.7Nb 3Al 0.25Si alloy has improved oxidation resistance and creep strength. This alloy is resistant to aircraft hydraulic fluids at all temperatures, thus it is ideal for use in...
Article - 29 May 2013
The copper family has around 400 different alloys. Copper is known to possess high thermal and electrical conductivity. Compared to most metals, copper can freely form alloys with several other...