Testing of metals and alloys

Sonelastic® Systems is a fast and non-destructive solution with excellent cost-benefit ratio for elastic moduli characterization of metals and alloys. The elastic moduli characterization of metallic materials is essential to finite element analyses (FEA) accuracy.

Metallic specimens ready to be tested
Metallic specimens ready to be tested by Sonelastic® Systems.

The Impulse Excitation Technique applied by Sonelastic® Systems is the most practical and accurate solution for the non-destructive characterization of elastic moduli and damping. Both characterizations reveal information about the presence and evolution of defects, dislocations and the microstructure of metallic materials.

Applications

Sonelastic® Systems characterize the elastic moduli and damping of metallic materials at room temperature and as a function of time and temperature. Sonelastic® main applications for these materials are:
  • - Refine finite element analyses (FEA/FEM)
  • - Defects detection and quality control.
  • - Study of the microstructure influence on the elastic properties.
  • - Evaluation of defects (dislocations, grain boundaries and phase).
  • - Monitoring and projecting of tempering processes.
  • - Study of fatigue processes.
  • - Corrections of creeping tests results.
  • - Study of degradation processes by thermochemical treatments and weathering.

The elastic moduli characterization using the Sonelastic Systems improve finite element analysis (FEA) accuracy.
The elastic moduli characterization using the Sonelastic Systems improve finite element analysis (FEA/FEM) accuracy.

Sonelastic® Systems applications examples related to alloys and metals

The Indium Corporation of America
The Indium Corporation of America

Application: Metallic alloys elastic modulus characterization.

WPS ULTRA-SÔNICA
WPS ULTRA-SÔNICA

Application: Characterization of metallic alloys for the refinement of finite element analysis (FEA) of sonotrodes and ultrasonic power components.

HORNSONIC Ultrasonic Thailand Technology
HORNSONIC Ultrasonic Thailand Technology

Application: Characterization of metallic alloys for the refinement of sonotrodes finite element analysis (FEA). Frequency analysis of sonotrodes and ultrasonic components.

AAM American Axle & Manufacturing (formerly Metaldyne)
AAM American Axle & Manufacturing (formerly Metaldyne)

Application: Characterization of the elastic modulus of metallic materials prepared via powder metallurgy and used in the manufacture of automotive systems. Refinement of acoustic resonance inspection criteria.

Laboratório de Materiais Avançados – LAMAV CCT/UENF
Laboratório de Materiais Avançados – LAMAV CCT/UENF

Application: Analysis of cast iron and shape memory alloys.
Contact person: Prof. Lioudmila A. Matlakhova.

FATEC
FATEC

Application: Characterization of the modulus of elasticity of steels.
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Mauricio Angeloni.

Department of Materials Engineering (DEMa) - UFSCar
Department of Materials Engineering (DEMa) - UFSCar

Application: Research and development of metal alloys and porous materials via powder metallurgy.
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Conrado Afonso and Prof. Dr. Claudemiro Bolfarini.

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering
Polytechnic University of Valencia, Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering

Application: R&D of metallic biomaterials produced via powder metallurgy.
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Vicente Amigó Borrás.

MARELLI Electronic Systems and Powertrain – Indaiatuba, Brazil
MARELLI Electronic Systems and Powertrain – Indaiatuba, Brazil

Application: Study of the correlation between vibration tests and finite element simulations of transmission system components.
Contact person: Eng. Fernando Luiz Windlin.

Sonelastic® Systems application examples related to alloys and metals

M. R. da Silva, P. Gargarella, A. H. Plaine, J. Zeisig, S. Pauly, U. Kühn, C. Bolfarini. Microstructural evolution and properties of a Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr-O prepared by high-pressure torsion. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 864, 2021, ISSN 0925-8388, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.158828.

LEONARDO CONTRI CAMPANELLI, FRANCISCO GIL COURY, YAOFENG GUO, PAULO SERGIO CARVALHO PEREIRA DA SILVA, MICHAEL JOSEPH KAUFMAN AND CLAUDEMIRO BOLFARINI. The role of twinning and nano-crystalline ω phase on the fatigue behavior of the metastable β Ti-15Mo alloy. Materials Science & Engineering A (2018), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2018.05.069

PEDRO AKIRA BAZAGLIA KURODA, MARILIA AFONSO RABELO BUZALAF, CARLOS ROBERTO GRANDINI. Effect of molybdenum on structure, microstructure and mechanical properties of biomedical Ti-20Zr-Mo alloys. Materials Science & Engineering C (2016), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2016.05.053

Guesser, W. and Martins, L., "Stiffness and Vibration Damping Capacity of High Strength Cast Irons" SAE Technical Paper 2016-36-0126, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2016-36-0126

Villalva, S., Gennaro, F., Windlin, F., Alegre, G. et al., "Study of Correlation between Vibration Tests and Finite Element Simulations by Means of Impulse Excitation Technique Applied to Components of an Automatized Transmission System" SAE Technical Paper 2013-36-0218, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2013-36-0218

Martins Júnior, J.R.S., Matos, A.A., Oliveira, R.C., Buzalaf, M.A.R., Costa, I., Rocha, L.A., Grandini, C.R., 2017. Preparation and characterization of alloys of the Ti–15Mo–Nb system for biomedical applications. J Biomed Mater Res Part B 2017:00B:000–000. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.33868

D.R.N. Correa, P.A.B. Kuroda, C.R. Grandini, L.A. Rocha, F.G.M. Oliveira, A.C. Alves, F. Toptan. Tribocorrosion behavior of β-type Ti-15Zr-based alloys. Materials Letters, Volume 179, 2016, Pages 118-121,. ISSN 0167-577X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2016.05.045


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