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Harbin Engineering University , also referred to as HEU, was founded in 1953 in Harbin, China. It offers over 150 degree programs, 48 of which are conducted in English. Designated a Project 211 university, HEU is billed as a top institution for engineering and marine projects. Wikipedia.

Lin W.J.,Harbin Engineering University
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials | Year: 2012

As-cast Ti-xGe (x = 2, 5, 10, 20 wt %) binary alloys were produced in this work, and various experiments were carried out to investigate the microstructure, mechanical properties, in vitro electrochemical and immersion corrosion behaviors as well as cytotoxicity with as-cast pure Ti as control, aiming to study the feasibility of Ti-xGe alloy system as potential dental materials. The microstructure of Ti-xGe alloys changes from single α-Ti phase to α-Ti + Ti(5)Ge(3) precipitation phase with the increase of Ge content. Mechanical tests show that Ti-5Ge alloy has the best comprehensive mechanical properties. The corrosion behavior of Ti-xGe alloys in artificial saliva with different NaF and lactic acid addition at 37°C indicates that Ti-2Ge and Ti-5Ge alloys show better corrosion resistance to fluorine-containing solution. The cytotoxicity test indicates that Ti-xGe alloy extracts show no obvious reduction of cell viability to L-929 fibroblasts and MG-63 osteosarcoma cells, similar to pure Ti which is generally acknowledged to be biocompatible. Considering all these results, Ti-2Ge and Ti-5Ge alloys possess the optimal comprehensive performance and might be used as potential dental materials. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

Gato C.,Harbin Engineering University
Thin-Walled Structures | Year: 2010

Analysis and reliability assessment of fracturing thin-walled structures is important in engineering science. We focus on numerical analysis of dynamic fracture of thin-walled structures such as pipes and pressure vessels. Instead of using finite element method, we propose meshfree method that has advantages because its higher order continuity and smoothness and its opportunities to model fracture in a simple way. Therefore, connectivity between adjacent nodes are simply removed once fracture criterion is met. The main advantage of our meshfree method is its simplicity and robustness. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Ji Z.L.,Harbin Engineering University
Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements | Year: 2010

The substructure boundary element approach is developed to predict and analyze the acoustic attenuation characteristics of hybrid expansion chamber silencers with perforated facing. The silencers are divided into a number of acoustic domains with single medium (air or sound-absorbing material), and treating the sound-absorbing material as an equivalent fluid with complex-valued density and speed of sound (or complex-valued characteristic impedance and wavenumber), and then the boundary element method (BEM) may be applied to each domain leading to a system of equations in terms of acoustic pressure and particle velocity. Using the specific acoustic impedance of perforate, which takes into account the effect of sound-absorbing material, the relationship of acoustic pressures and particle velocities between the inlet and outlet of silencer may be obtained and then transmission loss is determined. For the straight-through perforated tube reactive and dissipative silencers, the predictions of transmission loss agree reasonably well with experimental measurements available in the literature, which demonstrated the applicability and accuracy of the present approach. The BEM is then used to investigate the effect of internal structure on the acoustic attenuation characteristics of hybrid expansion chamber silencers with perforated facing. The numerical results demonstrated that the hybrid expansion chambers may provide higher acoustic attenuation than the reactive expansion chamber in the mid to high frequency range. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Harbin Engineering University | Date: 2010-10-08

A multiple optical channel autocorrelator based on an optical fiber circulator includes a broad-band light source, at least an optical-fiber sensor array, an adjustable multiple light beams generator, at least an optical fiber circulator and at least a photoelectric detector. The optical-fiber sensor array is composed of the sensing fibers connected end to end. The online mirrors are formed by the connecting end faces of the adjacent fibers. The adjustable multiple light beams generator includes a fixed arm and an adjustable arm. The optical path difference between the fixed arm and the adjustable arm is adjustable in order to match the optical path of each sensor in the sensor array. The optical fiber circulator couples the signals generated by the multiple light beams generator to the sensor array, and couples the signals returned by the sensor array to the photoelectric detector. The photoelectric detector is connected to the optical fiber circulator. The multiple optical channel autocorrelator based on the optical fiber circulator can implement the real-time online measurement of the physical quantity of multipoint strain or deformation, and has advantages of low light source power loss, high efficiency and good stability.

Zhang C.,CAS Institute of Chemistry | Chen C.,Harbin Engineering University | Dong H.,Harbin Engineering University | Shen J.-R.,Okayama University | And 2 more authors.
Science | Year: 2015

Photosynthetic splitting of water into oxygen by plants, algae, and cyanobacteria is catalyzed by the oxygen-evolving center (OEC). Synthetic mimics of the OEC, which is composed of an asymmetric manganese-calcium-oxygen cluster bound to protein groups, may promote insight into the structural and chemical determinants of biological water oxidation and lead to development of superior catalysts for artificial photosynthesis. We synthesized a Mn4Ca-cluster similar to the native OEC in both the metal-oxygen core and the binding protein groups. Like the native OEC, the synthetic cluster can undergo four redox transitions and shows two magnetic resonance signals assignable to redox and structural isomerism. Comparison with previously synthesized Mn3CaO4-cubane clusters suggests that the fourth Mn ion determines redox potentials and magnetic properties of the native OEC. Source

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