Title of project: MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS AT TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO THEIR MELTING POINT
Funding agency (Optional): Multiple
Description: Current design is done under the
assumption that in operation the airframe is in the elastic regime.
However, during high-speed flight, the material will be subject to
extreme environments which lead to dramatic reductions in its yield
limit and strength. The objective of this project is to investigate the
quasi-static and dynamic response of metallic materials at elevated
temperatures. For this purpose, a new quasi-static loading capability
with elevated temperature capabilities will be established while the
dynamic material response under elevated temperatures will be
investigated by developing a cutting edge new testing capability. These
new capabilities will provide high resolution validation data for
development of a predictive computational capability for
high-temperatures and high-strain-rate applications, and thus fill a
technology gap that currently exists for metallic materials in general.
The student will work in the REEF solids mechanics group in Shalimar, on
the Emerald Coast.
Knowledge and skills needed: The candidate should
have a strong mechanics background and interest in doing experimental
work. Proficiency with Matlab is highly desired.
How to apply: Send a detailed CV including GPA, GRE, projects, publications, skills, etc by e-mail to Dr. Cazacu