Mechanical Engineering

Materials Performance and Failure Analysis

Materials Performance Overview

Work conducted at the Materials Performance and Failure Analysis Laboratory is in support of research, teaching, and service activities in the following areas:

  1. Residual Stress Measurement and Analysis
  2. Root-Cause Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials and Components
  3. High Strain-Rate and High Heating-Rate Deformation Characterization
  4. Tribology (Measurement/Analysis of Friction and Slip Resistance of Walkway Surfaces)
  5. Hail Impact Damage Assessment on Roofing Materials and Aerospace Components
  6. Finite Element Modeling of Large Deformations and Explosive Loading
  7. Non-Destructive Evaluation (Ultrasonic, X-Ray, Optical, and Scanning Electron Microscopy)
  8. Mechanical Metallurgy


Publications can be found here.