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Fatigue, fatigue crack growth, fracture
Design and optimization of materials for fatigue and fatigue crack growth resis…
Light metals (traditionally cast and semi-solid processed)
Advanced microstructure characterization and microstructure-performance relatio…
Physical metallurgy aspects of solidification processes of cast alloys
Impact of post-solidification operations (heat treatment) on mechanical propert…
Alloy/process development from fundamentals to production
Traditional and novel techniques to measure residual stress and new methods to …
Evaluate plasticity contributions to fatigue crack growth and fracture toughnes…
Closure and long-crack to small-crack correlations in fatigue crack growth
Fracture mechanics concepts and their application to residual stress and crack …
"On-line" residual stress, plasticity, and closure corrections techniques
Develop appropriate/compatible fatigue life prediction models
Novel, forensic, and historic materials
D.A. Lados, D. Apelian, and J.F. Major, "Fatigue Crack Growth Mechanisms at the Microstructure Scale in Al-Si-Mg Cast Alloys: Mechanisms in Regions II and III", to appear in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A.
D.A. Lados, D. Apelian, and J.K. Donald, "Effect of Asymmetric Residual Stress on the Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Cast Al-Si-Mg Alloys"; to appear in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A.
D.A. Lados, D. Apelian, and L. Wang, "Quenching Modes and Residual Stress Levels in Cast Al-Si-Mg Alloys: Mechanisms and Effects on Static and Dynamic Properties"; to appear in the Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2006.
D.A. Lados, D. Apelian, and J.K. Donald, "Fatigue Crack Growth Mechanisms at the Microstructure Scale in Al-Si-Mg Cast Alloys: Mechanisms in the Near-threshold Regime", Acta Materialia, 2006 (in press).
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