An international research project dedicated to bring a transition to the next step in high-value manufacturing in the 21st century. To achieve this, modern manufacturing necessitates a broader use of higher temperatures and loading rates. In practice, development of modelling and simulation tools are the only practical in which these challenge will be met, particularly for new transformative manufacturing processes.
Material-removing processes such as solid-state joining processes using linear friction welding, rotary friction welding and ultrasonically-assisted high speed machining are of particular this project research interests. The project involves mathematical modelling including constitutive modelling and experimental validation for high grade alloys such as nickel-based superalloys, titanium and magnesium alloys.
Digital solutions to metals.
Multi-physics simulations for transformative / additive manufacturing processes.
Applied mechanics of materials under extreme conditions.
Physics-based multi-scale constitutive modelling.