Charles Loo Chin Moy
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Civil Engineering, Room 360
Phone: +61 2 9351 4393
Fax: +61 2 9351 3343
Research project - Characterisation of Hybrid Metallic Structures
Supervisor: Dr Gianluca Ranzi
Associate Supervisor: Prof. Simon Ringer
The light metals industries are expected to experience significant global growth over the next 20 years. This project deals with the current trend to explore and develop layered light metal structures capable of moving into regions of property space outside those of traditional light metal materials. In this context, the main aim of my project is to characterise the mechanical properties of these layered material systems formed with light metals and to relate these to their atomic structures.
The project includes both modelling and experimental work. A major part of the work will include the development of an inverse analysis technique aimed at the identification of different material parameters for layered metallic components using the results from indentation tests as input data. The particularity of the proposed work relies on the use of the imprint left by the indenter after the test as well as the load-depth curve as input information for the inverse analysis procedure. The experimental component includes tensile tests, indentation tests, and electron microscopy investigations, i.e. scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and atom probe.