The aim of the research project is the characterization of the cyclic creep behavior of the creep resistant magnesium alloys Mg-4Al-2Ba-2Ca, AE42 and WE43 and the model-based correlation of the deformation and damage mechanisms depending on microstructure and test temperature.
In the first phase of the project (Investigated alloys: Mg-4Al2-Ba-2Ca und AE42, it became very obvious that a complete identification of the creep and failure mechanisms as well as an understanding of their interaction and evolution are only possible by a systematic investigation of the influence of the microstructure. Consequently, the interrelation between process, structure, material properties and damage must be considered. Therefore, the two manufacturing processes of casting and additive manufacturing in laser-powder bed fusion (L-PBF) are intended to produce two different microstructural states, compare them, and separate the mechanisms. While the casted WE43 has already been established for automotive and aerospace applications, the additively manufactured WE43 is not. Within the framework of the investigations, the influences of the two manufacturing processes and their resulting microstructures on the cyclic creep behavior should, therefore, be characterized as well as microstructure- and mechanism-oriented evaluated and described based on mathematical models.
The scientific aim is the correlation of the microstructure and processrelated defects with the cyclic creep properties. Within static tension and compression creep tests as well as single- and multi-step fatigue tests in tensile and compression modes, the directiondependent differences in material behavior with and without superimposed fatigue loading shall be analyzed and understood. The mechanisms of static creep should be separated from cyclic creep in order to provide information on their interaction and evolution. Using scanning electron microscopy and computed tomography, the influence of microstructure and defects of selected fatigue specimens will be investigated to determine how to maximize their lifetime by the process-induced microstructure.
Duration: 2017 until 2022
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The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B1/A40. The best interstate exit to take from A45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen (6)" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B1/A40 "Dortmund-Barop (44)" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Follow the signs towards Campus-Süd.
The Chair of Materials Test Engineering (WPT) is located in the "Maschinenbau III" building, which can be reached via entrance 41, where parking spaces are available. The secretariat is located on the third floor in E 03 - room 3.027.
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TU Dortmund University has its own train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg. From there, Campus Süd, where the Department of Materials Test Engineering (WPT) is located, can be reached in five minutes via the H-Bahn in the direction of "Eichlinghofen" or "Campus Süd".
After leaving the H-Bahn station "Campus Süd" cross the small street and go straight forward. Take the stairs (elevator on the left side).
Turn right directly under the canopy, go approximately 200 m, the Building "Maschinenbau III" is at the end of the path.
The office is located on the third floor in E03 - room 3.027.
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The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
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