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Mechanical properties

News and Updates

Projects and Programs

Hierarchical Materials

Ongoing
Nature utilizes a hierarchy of length scales and tiered structure to build lightweight, strong, and tough materials. Engineers look to exploit the advantage of

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

Material Qualification

Ongoing
The lack of repeatable process outcomes from additive manufacturing (AM) has been broadly acknowledged as an impediment to widespread implementation. While most

Publications

Strain-life performance in hydrogen of DOT pressure vessel steel

Author(s)
May Ling Martin, Peter Bradley, Damian Lauria, Robert L. Amaro, Matthew Connolly, Andrew Slifka
Strain-life testing of a 4130 pressure vessel steel was conducted in air and in a high-pressure gaseous-hydrogen environment. Hydrogen causes an order of

Tools and Instruments

Rubber Process Analyzer

The TA Instruments RPA elite rubber process analyzer (RPA) is a strain-controlled rotational shear rheometer for the characterization of polymers, composites

Awards

Mark Stoudt Named ASM Fellow

For outstanding contributions to the scientific understanding of the structure-property relationships of additively manufactured alloys and