Digitalization, Industry 4.0

Investigation of the Thermomechanical Properties and Fracture Behaviour of Magnesia-Based Materials by Using a Refined Digital Image Correlation Method

Magnesia-spinel and magnesia-hercynite bricks for thermal shock applications often show an enhanced crack propagation resistance due to an engineered microstructure design. In these materials, microcrack networks resulting from the thermal expansion mismatch between magnesia matrix and spinel/hercynite aggregates promote the activation of energy dissipating mechanisms within the so-called Fracture Process Zone (FPZ) during loading.

Numerical Simulation and Experimental Set-up for Predicting the Drying Behavior of Calcium Aluminate Cement (CAC)-Bonded Refractory Castables

During the initial heating of Calcium Aluminate Cement (CAC)-bonded castables, physical and chemically-bonded water is released. Therefore, when the refractory’s permeability level is limited, pressure buildup inside the dense microstructure can take place, resulting in cracks and spalling of the ceramic lining.

Austria

Refractory 4.0

RHI Magnesita focused at METEC 2019 on smart solutions for the refractory industry from mine to application of refractory products in the various user segments.

VELCO´s New Remote Access Module

VELCO´s new Remote Access Module has been presented at METEC 2019 in Dusseldorf/DE.

Germany

Virtual Material and Process Development – Save Time and Reduce Risks by Computer Simulation

Prototype manufacturing and testing is time-consuming and costly. To save time and to reduce cost, use of computer simuation is state-of-the-art in many industries, e.g. for product development or process optimisation. Nevertheless, simulation requires some invest in software, skilled people, and time for model development and validation. For this reason, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) often hesitate to make use of simulations for their R&D activities or technical services. To overcome this hurdle, VM&P Virtual Materials and Processes GmbH/DE offers its simulation expertise as service particularly for SMEs.

 

 

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