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Mechanical behavior optimization of chitosan extracted from shrimp shells as a sustainable material for shopping bags (2018)
Journal Article
D’Angelo, G., Elhussieny, A., Faisal, M., Fahim, I., & Everitt, N. M. (2018). Mechanical behavior optimization of chitosan extracted from shrimp shells as a sustainable material for shopping bags. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 9(2), doi:10.3390/jfb9020037. ISSN 2079-4983

The use of biodegradable materials for shopping bag production, and other products made from plastics, has recently been an object of intense research—with the aim of reducing the environmental burdens given by conventional materials. Chitosan is a p... Read More

Finite indentation of highly curved elastic shells (2018)
Journal Article
Pearce, S. P., King, J. R., Steinbrecher, T., Leubner-Metzger, G., Everitt, N. M., & Holdsworth, M. J. (2018). Finite indentation of highly curved elastic shells. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 474(2209), doi:10.1098/rspa.2017.0482. ISSN 1364-5021

Experimentally measuring the elastic properties of thin biological surfaces is non-trivial, particularly when they are curved. One technique that may be used is the indentation of a thin sheet of material by a rigid indenter, whilst measuring the app... Read More

Comparison of glutaraldehyde and procyanidin cross-linked scaffolds for soft tissue engineering (2017)
Journal Article
Yang, Y., Campbell Ritchie, A., & Everitt, N. (2017). Comparison of glutaraldehyde and procyanidin cross-linked scaffolds for soft tissue engineering. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 80, 263-273. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2017.05.141

Soft tissue injuries are among the most difficult orthopaedic conditions to treat, and regenerative medicine holds the promise of better treatments of these injuries. There is therefore a requirement for substrates and porous scaffolds which provide... Read More

Selective laser melting of aluminium alloys (2017)
Journal Article
Aboulkhair, N. T., Everitt, N. M., Maskery, I., Ashcroft, I., & Tuck, C. (in press). Selective laser melting of aluminium alloys. MRS Bulletin, 42(4), doi:10.1557/mrs.2017.63. ISSN 0883-7694

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes, such as selective laser melting, enable powdered metals to be formed into arbitrary 3D shapes. For aluminium alloys, which are desirable in many high-value applications for their low density and good mecha... Read More

Evaluation of inulin and aloe vera as green corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in 15% HCl (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Ajayi, O., Everitt, N., & Voisey, K. (2016). Evaluation of inulin and aloe vera as green corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in 15% HCl

REACH legislation and PARCOM recommendations are driving research in environmental friendly alternatives to the highly toxic compounds currently used as corrosion inhibitors. Here two candidate plant extract green corrosion inhibitors are evaluated b... Read More

Improving the fatigue behaviour of a selectively laser melted aluminium alloy: influence of heat treatment and surface quality (2016)
Journal Article
Aboulkhair, N. T., Maskery, I., Tuck, C., Ashcroft, I., & Everitt, N. M. (2016). Improving the fatigue behaviour of a selectively laser melted aluminium alloy: influence of heat treatment and surface quality. Materials and Design, 104, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2016.05.041. ISSN 0261-3069

Selective laser melting (SLM) is being widely utilised to fabricate intricate structures used in various industries. Widening the range of applications that can benefit from such promising technology requires validating SLM parts in load bearing appl... Read More

Nanoindentation shows uniform local mechanical properties across melt pools and layers produced by selective laser melting of AlSi10Mg alloy (2016)
Journal Article
Everitt, N. M., Aboulkhair, N. T., Maskery, I., Tuck, C., & Ashcroft, I. (2016). Nanoindentation shows uniform local mechanical properties across melt pools and layers produced by selective laser melting of AlSi10Mg alloy. doi:10.5185/amlett.2016.6171. ISSN 0976-3961

Single track and single layer AlSi10Mg has been produced by selective laser melting (SLM) of alloy powder on a AlSi12 cast substrate. The SLM technique produced a cellular-dendritic ultra-fined grained microstructure. Chemical composition mapping an... Read More

On the precipitation hardening of selective laser melted AlSi10Mg (2015)
Journal Article
Aboulkhair, N. T., Tuck, C., Ashcroft, I., Maskery, I., & Everitt, N. M. (2015). On the precipitation hardening of selective laser melted AlSi10Mg. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46(8), doi:10.1007/s11661-015-2980-7. ISSN 1073-5623

Precipitation hardening of selective laser melted AlSi10Mg was investigated in terms of solution heat treatment and aging duration. The influence on the microstructure and hardness was established, as was the effect on the size and density of Si part... Read More

Nano-hardness and microstructure of selective laser melted AlSi10Mg scan tracks (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Aboulkhair, N. T., Tuck, C., Maskery, I., Ashcroft, I., & Everitt, N. (2015). Nano-hardness and microstructure of selective laser melted AlSi10Mg scan tracks. In Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2015)doi:10.1117/12.2190015

Selective laser melting (SLM) of aluminium alloys faces more challenges than other ongoing alloys such as stainless steels and titanium alloys because of the material’s properties. It is important to study single scan tracks if high density large par... Read More

Reducing porosity in AlSi10Mg parts processed by selective laser melting (2014)
Journal Article
Aboulkhair, N. T., Everitt, N. M., Ashcroft, I., & Tuck, C. (2014). Reducing porosity in AlSi10Mg parts processed by selective laser melting. Additive Manufacturing, 1-4, doi:10.1016/j.addma.2014.08.001. ISSN 2214-7810

Selective laser melting (SLM) is widely gaining popularity as an alternative manufacturing technique for complex and customized parts. SLM is a near net shape process with minimal post processing machining required dependent upon final application. T... Read More