Mechanical properties of metal-matrix composites

Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Vacation research experience scheme

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor YuanTong Gu
Position
Head of School, Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Dr Haifei Zhan
Position
Senior 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

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