Λήξη Υποβολής: 06 Μαΐου 2016
PhD Studentship (4 years)
Cyclic Plasticity of Additively Manufactured (AM) Metals:Experimental Investigation & Constitutive Modelling
Background & Research Objectives
To date, most of the published research work on the mechanical properties of additively manufactured (AM) metals has been on the observed monotonic and fatigue performance. Very limited attention has been placed on the cyclic elastoplastic response of this class of metals, despite the significance of this area for many aerospace and mechanical engineering applications. Further investigation in this area can assist in characterising the AM metals’ macroscopic mechanical behaviour (e.g. stress and strain hardening), as well as assess the influence of microscopic characteristics (microstructure) and manufacturing parameters (e.g. built orientation) on their mechanical behaviour, including low and high cycle fatigue.