Celalbayar University

Manisa, Turkey

Celalbayar University

Manisa, Turkey
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Irizalp A.O.,CelalBayar University | Durmus H.,Celal Bayar University | Yuksel N.,CelalBayar University | Turkmen I.,CelalBayar University | Uzun O.,Gazi University
Materialpruefung/Materials Testing | Year: 2014

This study aims to investigate the weldability of 1050 aluminum alloy (AA1050) and galvanized 1314 steel by the cold metal transfer (CMT) pro-cedur, comparing it with respective welding of similar aluminum sheets. Mechanical properties of welded specimens were determined by tensile testing and hardness measurements. The study was completed by microstructural analysis. The results showed that CMT welding can be applied successfully to join aluminum and steel. © Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co.

Anil O.,Gazi University | Erdem R.T.,Celalbayar University | Kantar E.,Celalbayar University
International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping | Year: 2015

In scope of this study performances of protective layers, proposed to protect the pipes from sudden impact loads such as rock falls, are aimed to be compared. In this study, performance, strength and energy absorption capability of geofoam structures against impact forces are investigated by using drop weight impact testing apparatus. Pipes that are manufactured from steel and composite materials are tested with only 130 mm thick sand protecting layer without any geofoam structure, and with two different geofoam with different thicknesses. Results are presented in a comparative form and the effect of geofoam on the impact behavior of sand layer is investigated. Impact load and accelerations on the pipes are measured with respect to time during experiments. Absorbed energy by the pipes are calculated and compared with each other for determining performance of the different protective structures. From the study, it was observed that the sand and geofoam layers used as protective layers were generally successful by reducing the detrimental effects of impact loads in terms of dissipating impact effects on the pipes and the measured acceleration and displacement levels. The best result is obtained from the 50mm thick geofoam with sand layer. Finite elements analyses are performed by using ABAQUS software and both test and analysis results are compared to obtain a model that can give an idea to designers. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

Anil O.,Gazi University | Akbas S.O.,Gazi University | Kantar E.,Celalbayar University | Cem Gel A.,Gazi University
Smart Structures and Systems | Year: 2013

During the service life of a structure, design complications and unexpected events may induce unforeseen vibrations. These vibrations can be generated by malfunctioning machinery or machines that are modified or placed without considering the original structural design because of a change in the intended use of the structure. Significant vibrations occurred at a natural gas plant cooling structure during its operation due to cavitation effect within the hydraulic system. This study presents findings obtained from the in-situ vibration measurements and following finite-element analyses of the cooling structure. Comments are made on the updated performance level and damage state of the structure using the results of these measurements and corresponding numerical analyses. An attempt was also made to assess the applicability of traditional displacement-based vulnerability estimation methods in the health monitoring of structures under vibrations with a character different from those due to seismic excitations.

Altuncu E.,Sakarya University | Ustel F.,Sakarya University | Turk A.,Celalbayar University | Ozturk S.,Yzmir lebi University | Erdogan G.,Sakarya University
Materiali in Tehnologije | Year: 2013

Various recycling processes for WC-Co cermets from cutting tools, such as chemical modification, thermal modification, the cold-stream method and the electrochemical method have been investigated and some of them are actually employed in industry. However, these conventional methods have many problems to be solved and they are not always established technologies. Therefore, a more economical and high-efficiency recycling procedure needs to be developed. In this study we investigated the applicability of the zinc-melt method (ZMM) for recycling WC-Co as a powder from cutting-tool scraps. It was proven that ZMM is an available technique for recovering the WC powder from the cutting tools. WC-Co powders are recovered and then spray dried, sintered and obtained as a feedstock material for thermal-spray coating processes.

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