Papers by Author: Zi Yang

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Authors: Zi Yang, De An Yang, Hong Zhao
Abstract: CaSO4/β-TCP composite powders were prepared by mixing CaSO4 and β-TCP. The CaSO4 /β-TCP (VS: VP) values were varied from 3:2 to 0:1. The composites were sintered at different temperatures. Tris was used to evaluate degradation behavior of the composites. The morphologies of composites before and after degradation were studied by SEM. The results show that degradation was increased with the increasing of VS: VP and decreased with the increasing of sintered temperatures.
Authors: Bo Hua Sun, Jian Zhao, Zi Yang, Lu Quan Ren, Bing Zhu
Abstract: The rear under-run protection devices (RUPD) could prevent the entry of a small vehicle under rear side of the heavy truck, and decrease the injuries and deaths when the accident occurs. In this paper, a new concept of the mechanical design of heavy truck RUPD is presented based on the bio-inspired method, by analyzing the structure of a kind of sheep horn, which has good capacities of energy absorption and structural strength. Firstly, the space geometry characteristic of the sheep horn in macroscopic view was analyzed. Then the research was focused on its mechanical property, and the microstructure of the horn sample was observed by the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Based on the test results, the structure characteristic and force condition of the horn were discussed. A new RUPD structure was designed in both macro and micro levels using bionic principle. The superior mechanics performance of the sheep horn was transplanted into the new RUPD. Finally, the finite element model for the new RUPD, which is inspired from the sheep horn, was established and analyzed. Simulation results showed that the protection device had better strength characteristic and could effectively protect car occupants in under-run accidents. Therefore, with the remarkable strength performance and simple structure, the bionic RUPD shows the promise for practical application.
Authors: De An Yang, Zi Yang, Weijie Hu, Yuan Yuan Li, Huan Wang
Abstract: Gypsum powders and calcium phosphate/gypsum powders were synthesized by wet method. The influences of the pH and temperature on the morphology of the gypsum crystal were studied by light microscopy. The effects of the initial calcium/phosphorus molar ratio and the pH of the solution on the microstructure and phase composition of the calcium phosphate/gypsum composite powders were studied by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffractometry. The results show that both temperature and pH value had influence on the crystal shape of gypsum and the pH value was the predominant parameter for the particle shape and phase composition of the composite powders.
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