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Mechanical properties of metal-matrix composites

Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/Lead unit

Science and Engineering Faculty

Science and Engineering Faculty

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor YuanTong Gu
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Dr Haifei Zhan
Position
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

Metal-matrix composites are attracting increasing attention in recent years due to their functional characteristics. To facilitate their engineering usage, it is important to understand how metal-matrix composites deform with the added fillers, which however is largely lacking currently.

Research activities

  • mechanical background
  • materials background
  • programming
  • working in a large multi-culture modelling and simulation group

Outcomes

  • understand the interactions between metal matrix and added nanofillers
  • understand the mechanical properties of metal matrix composites
  • design metal matrix composites with desired properties

Skills and experience

  • atomistic simulation
  • big-data
  • machine learning, deep learning

Scholarships

You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round

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