Graduate Research School Available Projects Bimaterial samples (additive manufacture (AM) + conventional)

Bimaterial samples (additive manufacture (AM) + conventional)

Title of Project

Bimaterial samples (additive manufacture (AM) + conventional)


Dr Greg Wheatley, Dr Ricardo Branco University of Coimbra

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Fatigue tests under stress-controlled conditions. Compare the fatigue lives for different material solutions (conventional, AM, or hybrid). Predict the fatigue life using fatigue parameters determined at CA for strain-controlled conditions. Develop a model to predict the fatigue life. Analysis of fracture surfaces by SEM to identify the failure mechanisms.

Key Words

Bimaterial; additive manufacture; high cycle fatigue

Would suit an applicant who

has a sound academic background, research experience, an interest in mechanical engineering and strong experimental and computational skills.

Updated: 15 Aug 2022