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Projects/Programs

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Automotive Lightweighting

Ongoing
Our objective is to support the efforts of the US automotive industry and its suppliers to incorporate advanced lightweight materials for improving fuel economy

Charpy Machine Verification Program

Ongoing
CERTIFIED SUPER-HIGH ENERGY CHARPY SPECIMENS (NIST-VERIFICATION AND SELF-VERIFICATION) ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN THE NIST CATALOGUE (BOTH 2 MM AND 8 MM

Fundamentals of Deformation

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

Materials Testing in Hydrogen Gas

Ongoing
This project develops measurements, modeling, and science relevant to the effect of hydrogen on materials. Mechanical measurements focus on the fatigue and

NIST and Autonomous Vehicles

Ongoing
NIST is embarking on a new effort to develop a plan for an autonomous vehicle program. The goal of the effort is to assess areas of support towards the

Pipeline Safety

Ongoing
Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest is the testing

Polymer Membranes

Ongoing
Membranes and membrane technology are key to the nation’s water and energy security. Polymer-based membranes already play a significant role in fields such as

Reactivity of Nanoparticle Catalysts

Ongoing
Transition metal nanoparticle catalysts show great promise as the key enabling breakthrough for the realization of efficient and economical fuel cells. These

Renewable Energy and Fuels

Ongoing
Energy is one of the most critical problems facing the United States, with technical, economic, and public policy aspects. Our group develops state-of-the-art

X-ray Stress Measurement

Ongoing
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