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 (NSF Grant)

5. Friction Stir Welding of Cast and Wrought Al Alloys: Heat Transfer Modeling, Process Optimization and Nano-Composite Manufacturing

6. Friction Stir Welding of Dissimilar Materials

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

8. Additive Manufacturing: Microstructure Evolution, Property Evaluations, Damage Mechanisms, and ICME in Metals Manufactured by Laser Engineered Net Shaping

9. Additive Manufacturing: Microstructure Evolution, Property Evaluations, Damage Mechanisms, and ICME in Metals Manufactured by Electron Beam Melting

Completed Projects

1. Micro-Fatigue Crack Growth Testing and 3D Characterization of Small Cracks in Ti-6Al-4V Alloys Made by Laser Engineered Net Shaping Using Synchrotron X-Ray Tomography

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

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

4. 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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