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Projects/Programs

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Automotive Lightweighting

Our objective is to develop the measurement methodology, standards and analysis necessary for the US auto industry and base metal suppliers to transition from a

Fundamentals of Deformation

This project provides new measurement methods, property data and simulations for areas critical to US manufacturing, describing the mechanisms responsible for

High Rate Testing

This project involves sample geometry and metrological development for high rate servohydraulic testing. (Content to be uploaded soon)

Marciniak Multiaxial Testing

A novel method for measuring multiaxial stress-strain curves in sheet metal has been designed based on a modified Marciniak punch stretching geometry. Since the

Performance Under Extreme Conditions

This project provides property data, new metrology and contributes to standard test method development for materials systems subject to extreme mechanical and

Physical Infrastructure: Connections

Using a complementary approach of experimental measurements and detailed finite element analysis, we will develop more realistic yet computationally efficient

Tension-Compression Testing

Project goal is to develop a fully-instrumented version of the tension-compression test, to enable measurement of the Bauschinger Effect in sheet metal, and to

Uniaxial Tension Beyond Necking

This project is developing methods to extract valid tensile stress-strain data out of an ASTM E8-type test beyond the point of necking.

Xray Stress Measurement

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied load. For experiments

Yield Surface Measurement

In order to calculate the stresses that develop within a formed part, and thereby compensate for such things as elastic springback, it is necessary for the