Announcements

MultiPhysics Lab recieves a grant from NSF on fatigue of nanocrystalline materials (Apr 2017)

Mansa receive the outstanding graduate research (Materials Science & Engineering) award for her dissertation (Apr 2017)

MultiPhysics Lab receives an equipment grant from ONR to purchase a TI-980 triboindenter with temperature capability (Jan 2017)

Mansa receive the 2016 MRS Fall graduate student silver award (Nov 2016)

Our paper on creep of nanocrystalline Cu-Ta is published in Nature (Sep 2016)

 
Welcome to the MultiPhysics Lab @ ASU

The Multiphysics Lab in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy (SEMTE) at ASU is directed by Prof. Solanki where our group uses multiscale modeling and experiments to quantify mechanics and mechanisms, and develop structure-property relationships across multiple length and time scales for materials by design.

Current Research Projects

1. Mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline alloys – A combined experimental and modeling approach

2. Hydrogen embrittlement in α-Iron

3. Theoretical and experimental investigations of elevated temperature deformation and failure behavior in single crystal nickel-based superalloys

4. Hierarchically-driven approach for quantifying fatigue crack initiation and short crack growth behavior in aerospace materials

5. Microstructural design of precipitate strengthened alloys with enhanced mechanical properties – Experiments and simulations

6. Study of water permeation through hydrophobic and durable polysiloxane coatings for improving topside corrosion resistance

7. Carbonation of iron powder: A novel paradigm for a new generation of special-performance structural materials

8. Enhancement of Plasticity in Particulate-Route Ultrafine-Grained HCP Alloys: A Theoretical and Experimental

Sponsors: ONR, AFOSR, ARO, NSF, ARL, USAFA

 
Research Highlights
 
High Strain Rate Test with DIC NanoScale Hydrogen Diffusion Dislocation Motion
 
Aberration corrected TEM with precession diffraction to obtain grain size and crystallography
 
Segregation energy map: GB engineering - Hydrogen embrittlement case
The GB systems with the dark blue band represent a higher preference to segregate than the systems with the red band, whereas the red and the blue bands represent the extremities of the color bar.
   
Quantifying structure-property relationships of a resistant spot welded aluminum 6061-T6 joint
 
Other Collaborative Research Groups
 
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