Slawomir Kaptacz

Slawomir Kaptacz
University of Silesia in Katowice · Research and Educational Infrastructure Office - Faculty of Science and Technology

Master of Science

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The mechanical and tribological characteristics of the Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy were investigated within a wide range of temperature and time parameters of thermal oxidation. The hardness, HIT, and indentation modulus, EIT, of the alloy in question, with and without an anti-wear oxide layer, were determined. The tribological properties of sliding couples w...
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The article presents the results of an aluminum oxide layer doped with monolayer 2H tungsten disulphide (Al2O3/WS2) for applications in oil-free kinematic systems. The results concern the test carried out on the pneumatic actuator operational test stand, which is the actual pneumatic system with electromagnetic control. The cylinders of actuators a...
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This study investigated the micromechanical and tribological properties of WE43 alloy (Mg-Y-Nd-Zr) alloy subjected to cryogenic treatment and precipitation hardening. Microindentation tests were carried out in the range of load from 100 to 1000 mN. The introduction of deep cryogenic treatment (DCT) was shown to increase hardness and Young’s modulus...
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Dry friction tests were performed using a pin-on-plate tribological tester. In this study, Al2O3 and Al2O3 with MoS2 admixture plate with PEEK/BG pin. Plate surfaces were created using the constant current method and the non-periodic alternating current method. The dimension of Al2O3 fibers walls were calculate based on SEM micrographs. SGP measure...
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Titanium and its alloys are among the most promising biomaterials for medical applications. In this work, the isothermal oxidation of Ti-6Al-7Nb biomedical alloy towards improving its mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, and bioactivity has been developed. The oxide layers were formed at 600, 700, and 800 C for 72 h. Scanning electron micro...
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The paper presents the effect of deep cryogenic treatment (DCT) and a synergic combination of low-temperature treatment and precipitation hardening on the structure, micromechanical and tribological properties of the Mg-Y-Nd-Zr alloy (WE54). Where ageing was preceded by deep cryogenic treatment, a strengthening role of low-temperature treatment was...
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The paper investigates changes in the structure, microhardness, and sclerometrical and tribological properties of a Mg-Y-Nd alloy under the influence of deep cryogenic treatment (DCT) in combination with heat treatment. The solution treatment was carried out at 545C for 8 h, aging was carried out at 250C for 24 h, and the deep cryogenic treatment a...
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W artykule przedstawiono wyniki badań tribologicznych, stereometrycznych oraz morfologii powierzchni materiałów konstrukcyjnych stalowych AISI: 304, 316, 52100 oraz ceramicznych: węglik wolframu WC, azotek krzemu Si3N4 we współpracy z powłoką tlenku aluminium. Celem badań było określenie przydatności wybranych materiałów do współpracy z anodową pow...
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This research investigated the effect of irradiation with an electron beam energy of 10 MeV in doses of 26-156 kGy on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) with a 15% and 20% graphite additive. The research has shown that mechanical (compression strength, hardness, and Young's modulus) and sclerometric (coefficient of wear micromechanism and coefficient o...
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This study analyzed the effects of irradiation of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) containing 40% of bronze using an electron beam with energy of 10 MeV. Dosages from 26 to156 kGy (2.6–15.6 Mrad) were used. The impact of a high-energy electron beam on the thermal, spectrophotometric, mechanical, and tribological properties was determined, and the res...
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The paper focuses on the improvement of sclerometric and tribological properties of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) with 40% bronze content implied by irradiation with an electron beam of 10 MeV and a power of 10 kW, in a dose of 26–156 kGy. The results of the study confirm that radiation modification of the PTFE-bronze composite causes structural c...
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Weld lines, created in the areas of collision of two flow fronts of plastic in the injection mold cavity, are the reason of lower mechanical properties and a worse surface condition of molded parts. In the weld line area, the V‐shaped notch is formed and its shape and size depend on injection molding conditions and properties of processed polymer....
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Cu-C composites are materials used for the production of brushes, contacts, and pressing shoes for electric machines due to their mechanical and wear properties. These characteristics include good thermal and electrical conductivity, a low coefficient of friction, and lubricity under varying operating conditions. Currently, graphite and copper nano...
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The paper presents the characterization of tribological properties of titanium Grade 2 before and after isothermal oxidation in different friction couples. Examinations of the surface morphology after oxidation at a temperature of 600°C showed the presence of scratches on the surface, which indicated a low thickness of the oxide layers obtained. On...
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The paper presents the microstructure and mechanical and tribological properties of polymer composites based on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) intended for use in friction couples where reciprocating motion is performed, e.g., in compressors or actuators. Micromechanical tests carried out using the Oliver-Pharr method showed that the PTFE composite...
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The paper investigated the effect of irradiation with an electron beam of energy 10 MeV in doses of 26–156 kGy on polytetrafluoroethylene with a 20% graphite additive. The tests have shown that changes in thermal properties of the composite (heat of crystallization, melting point, and degree of crystallinity) directly affected mechanical properties...
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Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) with a 15% graphite additive was subjected to irradiation using an electron beam of energy of 10 MeV in doses of 26, 52, 78, 104, and 156 kGy. The effect of electron beam irradiation on the mechanical, sclerometric, and tribological properties of the material was examined. It was found that the modification through ir...
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Due to their characteristics, sintered Cu-C composites are materials used in electrical equipment. These characteristics include high electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and excellent resistance to abrasion. Currently, graphite nanopowder is used successfully as a carbon material. Metal-graphite, which is created on its basis, exists in d...
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Carbon materials such as glassy carbon or C/C composites do not always meet the requirements set down for them in technical and biomechanical applications. The most important problem of the manufacturing process that the authors have managed to overcome was the elimination of internal cracks, which cause splitting, in the finished samples. The resu...
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PTFE with a 15% addition of graphite was subjected to irradiation using an electron beam of 10 MeV energy with absorbed doses of 26, 52, 78, 104, and 156 kGy. The effect of electron-beam irradiation on the mechanical, sclerometic, and tribological properties, the crystallinity degree, and the morphology of the polymer surface was examined. It was f...
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Streszczenie Do produkcji elementów mechanicznych zastawek serca są stosowane różnego typu materiały węglowe (węgiel szklisty lub kompozyt C/C). Ze względu na niezwykle newralgiczne miejsce ich wszczepienia muszą one spełniać liczne wymagania: wykazywać wysoką wytrzymałość mechaniczną i chemiczną, bio-tolerancję oraz wysoką odporność na zużycie tri...
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To improve the functional properties of polyethylene in a polymer–metal kinematic system, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) was subjected to light deformation by uniaxial compression [permanent true strain (ef) = 0.14–0.32] and postdeformation electron-beam irradiation (with a dose of 26–52 kGy). X-ray examinations demonstrated that...
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W artykule przedstawiono wyniki badań tribologicznych, stereometrycznych oraz morfologii powierzchni policzterofluoroetylenu (PTFE, Teflon), polioksymetylenu (POM, Delrin) i poliamidu (PA, Nylon) poddanych modyfikacji za pomocą wiązki wysokoenergetycznych elektronów we współpracy z powłoką tlenku aluminium (APT). Celem badań było określenie przydat...
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The paper presents the tribological properties of composite aluminium oxide-graphite surface layers. The layers were obtained by the electrolytic method, in electrolytes with a different graphite concentration. The produced layers were coupled with a PEEK/BG material in reciprocating motion, under lubricant-free friction conditions. The results of...

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The research conducted under the project concentrates on the development of theoretical bases and engineering procedures to improve the mechanical and tribological properties of magnesium-rare earth metal alloys intended for biomedical applications. The activities are focused on the assessment of the possibility of applying deep cryogenic treatment in combination with conventional heat treatment in order to obtain a properly designed structure (an increased amount of precipitates, reduction of grain growth), which will contribute to the improvement of mechanical and tribological properties of magnesium alloys. In the long term, the research will allow us to undertake fundamental studies aimed at developing technologies for the manufacturing of magnesium surgical implants with accurately designed properties and high biocompatibility. Research methods: light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with EDS analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD), mechanical and micromechanical tests, tribological properties investigation project no. 2020/04/X/ST5/00256