Research Programs

Fatigue and Creep Studies

1. Engineering of Light Metals for Dynamic Properties and Fatigue Performance (NSF-CAREER)

2. Processing Considerations and Fatigue Crack Growth Mechanisms in Cold Spray Materials

3. Novel Materials and Evaluation Methods for Elevated Temperature Applications

Materials-Processing Design Studies

4. A Non-Traditional Method for in-Situ Processing of Aluminum Matrix nanoCeramic Composites Using the Casting Route

5. Friction Stir Welding: A Versatile Process for Structural Applications and Energy Savings in Light Metal Alloys

6. Characterization and Control of Smart and Layered Materials with Morphic Behavior

7. Microstructure Evolution, Property Evaluations, and Damage Mechanisms in Parts Made by Additive Manufacturing

Completed Projects

1. Fatigue Crack Growth in Structural Materials: Microstructural Mechanisms and Integrated Design Methods

2. Friction Stir Welding in Wrought and Cast Aluminum Alloys: Microstructure, Residual Stress, Fatigue Crack Growth Mechanisms, and Novel Applications

3. Effects of Processing Residual Stresses on Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Structural Materials


IQP Studies

The Historical Evolution of Materials in Arms and Armors

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