Faculty Development Competitive Research Grant Program 2019-2021
The goal of this project is to develop novel advanced opto-mechanical instrumentation for accurate, accelerated and down-sized high temperature testing of stressed metallic and ceramic refractory materials for their physico-chemical stability using non-contact, furnace-free rapid surface melting by nanosecond pulse lasers with in-situ real-time assessment of their thermal, mechanical, chemical and microstructural properties with nanosecond temporal and micron-scale spatial resolutions. Proposed research aims at developing advanced fast melting technique for rapid high temperature testing of stressed refractory metals and ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTC) for advanced nuclear & fusion reactors, supersonic jets, rocket propulsion and other industrial applications involving materials under harsh environment of high temperature and stress states.
|Short title||Nanosecond laser melting|
|Effective start/end date||1/31/19 → 12/31/21|
- Nanoseond laser melting, pulse, refractory materials, ceramics, metals, high temperature, thermodynamics, laser acoustucs, ultrasonics, shear waves, melting point, rapid melting, fast pyrometry, spectral radiometry, stress, resoidification