Search for dissertations about: "Foams"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 85 swedish dissertations containing the word Foams.

  1. 1. Freeze-Dried Wheat Gluten-Based Foams

    Author : Thomas Blomfeldt; Mikael Hedenqvist; Delcour Jan; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Foams; Wheat gluten; Glutenin; Gliadin; Renewable; Freeze-drying; Pore structure; Baceterial cellulose; Glycerol; Mechanical properties; Thermal conductivity; Combustion properties;

    Abstract : This thesis presents wheat gluten foams as an alternative to the available commercialfoams. Polymeric foams, like all plastics, are mostly made from petroleum, and this isaffecting the environment negatively with the emission of greenhouse gases and generation oflandfills. READ MORE

  2. 2. Modeling of foams for impact simulations

    Author : Mats L Landervik; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Theory of Porous Media; Shell theory.; Constitutive modeling; Multiscale Analysis; Foams; Computational Homogenization;

    Abstract : Stimulated by the strong drive in the automotive industry to reduce energy consumption,and, linked to that, the need to reduce weight, this thesis concerns modeling of foams forimpact simulations. To start with, a continuum hyperelasto-viscoplastic model is developedwithin the framework of Theory of Porous Media. READ MORE

  3. 3. Thermal Conductivity of Hygroscopic Foams Based on Cellulose Nanomaterials

    Author : Varvara Apostolopoulou-Kalkavoura; Lennart Bergström; Tatiana Budtova; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; thermal conductivity; cellulose nanomaterials; foams; hygroscopic; super-insulating; phonon scattering; moisture uptake; heat transport; Materials Chemistry; materialkemi;

    Abstract : Biobased super-insulating materials could mitigate climate change by minimizing the use of petroleum-based materials, creating artificial carbon sinks and minimizing the energy needed to maintain pleasant interior conditions. Cellulose nanomaterials (CNM) produced from abundantly available cellulose sources constitute versatile, highly anisotropic raw materials with tunable surface chemistry and high strength. READ MORE

  4. 4. Assembly and alignment in cellulose nanomaterial-based composite dispersions and thermally insulating foams

    Author : Pierre Munier; Lennart Bergström; Aji Mathew; Steve Eichhorn; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; cellulose nanomaterials; composites; assembly; alignment; x-ray scattering; foams; thermal insulation; mechanical strengthening; Materials Chemistry; materialkemi;

    Abstract : Research on nanoparticles extracted from renewable and highly available sources is motivated by both the development of functional nanomaterials and the drive to replace widely used materials based on fossil resources. In particular, cellulose, in the form of cellulose nanomaterials (CNM), has attracted increased attention for the development of sustainable and high performance products, thanks to properties that include high specific mechanical strength, chemical versatility and anisotropic thermal conductivity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Modeling of rigid foams

    Author : Joonas Köll; Dan Zenkert; Lorna Gibson; KTH; []

    Abstract : The morphology and elastic properties of foams are investigated using models accounting for the cellular structure. Different modeling approaches are evaluated and compared to the cellular structures of real foams. The aim is to find an approach that produces realistic models that can be adjusted to match morphology measures taken form real foams. READ MORE