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Materials / Microstructure / Weldability

The projects that fall under this thrust area have an emphasis on materials / microstructure / weldability.


Our Efforts in Materials / Microstructure / Weldability

Goal is to develop a better understanding of the fundamentals associated with failure mechanisms. Create new and revolutionary ways to quantify the materials weldability/printability and seek standardization. Study the interconnected effects of microstructure, thermo-mechanical history and composition on weldability/printability. Explore real-time NDT techniques to monitor joints and printed components. Better understanding of long term predictability of joints and printed materials.

Thrust Committee Chair: Martin McDonnell, GVSC (OSU, UTK mentor) Jeff Rodelas, Sandia, (CSM, PSU Mentor)

Thrust Committee Co-Chair: Carolin Fink, The Ohio State University & Dr. Elliot Biro, University of Waterloo




[For Members] In order to access project updates, results, and information, click on the link to box (here) associated with each project.