Microstructure Design for Performance Optimization
In collaboration with Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA), a spectral method for design of material microstructures has been developed over the past decade. Two distinctive elements of the method emerge: (1) a mathematical description for the microstructure hull, which comprises the set of all physically-realizable microstructures associated with a chosen set of homogenization relationships; and (2) the properties closure, representing the theoretical set of all possible properties combinations among all possible microstructures. Current research includes introducing barriers to reverse engineering in the microstructure, design tools for titanium armor applications, and extension of the spectral theories to fracture, fatigue and formability.
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