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Fracture Prediction in Multiphase Steels


Material Measurement Laboratory, Applied Chemicals and Materials Division

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50.64.72.B7375 Boulder, CO

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Name E-mail Phone
Fekete, James R 303.497.5204


Multiphase advanced high strength steels (AHSS) with tensile strengths greater than 780 MPa are increasing in importance because of their attractive combination of strength and ductility. Fracture prediction during processing of AHSS sheet is challenging as a result of its apparent dependence on microstructure. This project involves a detailed analysis of the evolution of failure in AHSS, correlating behavior to microstructural characteristics. Mechanical testing, acoustic emission, SEM, TEM, and neutron diffraction techniques and expertise are available for the work. Extensive opportunities for industrial collaboration are available.


Materials; Reliabilty; Mechanical behavior; Fracture; Dual phase; AHSS; Advanced high strength steel; Acoustic emission; Infrastructure;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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