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Title: Interlaminar bonding in ultrasonic consolidation
Authors: Edmonds, Hannah
Keywords: Ultrasonic consolidation
Ultrasonic additive manufacture
Bauschinger effect
Surface effect
Volume effect
Plastic deformation
Interlaminar porosity
Sonotrode
Surface texture
Additive manufacturing
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Hannah Catherine Edmonds
Abstract: Ultrasonic Consolidation (UC) is a solid state additive manufacturing process which fabricates three-dimensional objects by ultrasonically joining metal foils together, layer-bylayer, to form a solid part. A wide range of materials can be used to fabricate parts by UC and products with complex internal geometry can be generated by shaping the crosssection throughout the build using Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling. As a result of its ability to embed various secondary materials and fibres in metal matrices, UC has emerged as a potential method of fabricating multi-functional materials and structures. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10999
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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