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Friday funny from the past

By Jim Destefani / July 26, 2013

Is a predisposition toward certain behaviors or occupations part of nature or nurture? That’s a question still being debated by social and behavioral scientists. This week’s cartoon, from the July 1955 issue of ACerS Bulletin, provides the answer courtesy of one suburban Mom. Here’s another theory: it’s late July, still a month a so before school…

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Bulletin Sept 2005 Vol 84, No. 9 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2012

A Forecast for Biomaterials: Hench Retirement SymposiumJulian R. Jones and Aldo R. Boccaccini Concrete Creep at Controlled Ambient ConditionsThe effect of ambient temperature and relative humidity on concrete creep was studied under conditions of variable time when the concrete was cast and loaded, cement type and concrete composition.M.A. Coimbra, W.N. dos Santos, W. Libardi and…

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Bulletin Aug 2005 Vol 84, No. 8 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2012

Getting Fired Up with Synthetic SilicatesAlkaline-earth silicates can be used to increase the flux: quartz ratio of a glass batch to allow the glassmaker to use particularly difficult-to-melt formulas without hindering melting in the furnace.John Hockman Setting Additives Influence on the Thermomechanical Properties of Wet Shotcrete Refractory Castable MatricesThe effect of coagulants and setting admixtures…

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Bulletin July 2005 Vol 84, No. 7 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2012

Attack of Magnesite-Chrome Refractories by Portland Cement ClinkerThe attack of portland cement clinker on three types of magnesite-chrome briquettes processed from Egyptian and imported magnesite and chrome ore, after firing to 1,600°C, was studied using the pill test.A.G.M. Othman, M.A. Serry and R. Telle Figure 3Figure 6 How Process Factors Affect Ceramic Tile ColorSix Sigma…

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Bulletin April 2005 Vol 84, No. 4 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2012

Fiber-Reinforced Alumina-Based Composites Using Nonwoven Cellulose FabricsFibrous alumina has been fabricated using vacuum infiltration of aqueous alumina slurry into two-dimensional nonwoven cellulose fabric.M. Awaad, S.M. Naga, T. Khalifa, P. Greil, O. Russina, N.A. Ibrahim Optimizing Stain Resistance in TileA two-level full-factorial experimental design has been successfully used to generate an empirical linear regression model for…

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Bulletin Feb 2005 Vol 84, No. 2 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2012

Aluminosilicate Refractories for Aluminum Cell LiningsA systematic approach has been made to extend pot life and decrease refractory consumption of an aluminum smelter. Special attention is given to the characterization and selection of alumino-silicate refractories based on recent advances in understanding the deterioration of cathode materials.P. Bonadia, F.A.O. Valenzuela, L.R. Bittencourt and V.C. Pandolfelli TCF…

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Bulletin Jan 2005 Vol 84, No. 1 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2012

Processing Oxide-Based NanocompositesSteven Mullens, Jos Cooymans, Carine Smolders and Jan Luyten Synthesis Of Al203-TiB2 Ceramic CompositesLi Yuanbing, Li Nan and Ruan Guozhi

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Bulletin Nov. 2006 Vol 85, No. 11 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 12, 2012

“Densification and Characterization of β-Spodumene-Cordierite Compositions”The presence of β-spodumene in β-spodumene-α-cordierite composites significantly decreased the composites’ mechanical strength and coefficient of thermal expansion.S. M. Naga, A. A. El-Maghraby and H. Mörtel “Dimensional Modeling and Control of Ceramic Tile”Mathematical modeling was applied to quantify the influence of process control variables on the length of fired tile…

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Bulletin Oct. 2006 Vol 85, No. 10 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 12, 2012

“Carbon and Silicon Pickup of Interstitial-Free Steel from Al2O3-SiC Refractories”Carbon and silicon content of steel samples heated in Al2O3-SiC crucibles increased with soaking time and was controlled by an impregnation-dissolution mechanism.Guozhi Ruan, Nan Li and Zhihui Zhang

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Bulletin Sept. 2006 Vol 85, No. 9 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 12, 2012

“Analyses of Nonstationary Melting Process”Properties of raw materials and final products as well as process parameters for preparation of electrofused, nontransparent, noncrystalline silica were determined using thermovision.Sanja Martinovic, Milica Vlahovic, Tamara Boljanac and Predrag Jovanic “Shaped Aluminosilicate Refractories from Egyptian Raw Materials”Shaped fireclay, aluminous fireclay and high-alumina standard brick produced from Egyptian raw materials were…

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