Modeling of Thin Wall Casting
Led by Charles Monroe
Predicting the flow length of high performance castings with thin-wall sections is important for a variety of materials and casting conditions. This project focuses on the development of a model to predict filling in thin-wall casting geometries.
Conversion of Film to Digital X-Ray Standards for Nondestructive Evaluation
Led by John Giffin
Using x-rays to detect flaws in a metal part is a common form of non-destructive evaluation (NDE). This project involves conversion of the current film standards to digital standards, thereby reducing cost and improving accuacy.
Advanced Austempered Ductile IronLed by Robin Foley
This project focused on understanding the properties and hardenability limits that can be obtained in intercritically austenitized, austempered ductile iron (IADI) as a lightweight and cost effective materials for casting applications.
Creation and Characterization of Ternary EutecticsLed by Amber Genau
Ternary eutectics exhibit a level of complexity far beyond that found in binary eutectics. This project aims to better understand the fundamentals of metal solidification through the use of these special structures, while also developing new methods for quantifying complex microstructures.