Expertise in mechanical properties and structural integrity combining experiments, microstructural observations and simulation tools, both analytical and numerical. In particular,
- Life prediction
Fatigue and thermomechanical fatigue (testing capabilities up to 1000ºC)
Interaction of fatigue with oxidation and creep
Analytical and numerical multiscale modelling
Implementation of in-house user subroutines in Abaqus to study fatigue damage
Ni based superalloys
- Fracture and creep of metallic materials, ceramics and composites
Micromechanical and probabilistic models
Toughness of metallic materials
Composites. Interfacial characterisation from push-in tests
- Coatings characterisation
Mechanical properties and adhesion using nanoindentation
Residual stresses and textures (XRD)
Microstructure combining TEM, FEG-SEM and FIB
Life prediction. Creep-oxidation micromechanical model 2.5D woven SiC/C/SiC composites.
Predictive model based on:
- Fibre behaviour and degradation.
- Oxidation of the interface and the matrix. Interfacial characterisation from push-in tests.