Workgroup Materials Testing

Welcome at Working Group Materials Testing

  • Student research projects (follow this Link for more information)
  • Luisa Böhme achieves 2nd place at the 12th conference "Gefüge und Bruch" (Bochum, Germany, February 14-15, 2019) with her poster "Mechanische Eigenschaften mikrostrukturierter Ti-Miniaturproben unter zyklischer Belastung" within the collaborative research center 926.
  • AWP is hosting Adriana Eres-Castellanos, who has been awarded a DAAD grant for a research stay between February and April 2019. Adriana Eres-Castellanos is research associate at the Department of Physical Metallurgy at the spanish National Centre for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC) in Madrid. She is working on the European Project Towards Industrial Applicability of medium C Nanostructured Bainitic Steels (TIANOBAIN), Ref: RFCS-CT-2015-709607, with the aim of studying the viability of the thermo-mechanical treatment called ausforming to obtain such structures. She has joined the group AWP to study the effect of the deformation on the anisotropy in terms of crystallography.
  • Publications in September 2018:

  • L. Böhme, L. Morales-Rivas, S. Diederichs, E. Kerscher:
    Crystal c-axis mapping of hcp metals by conventional reflected Polarized Light Microscopy: Application to untextured and textured cp-Titanium. 
    In: Materials Characterization 145 (2018) 573-581.

    L. Morales-Rivas, S. Diederichs, L. Böhme, E. Gordo, A. Hebestreit, E. Kerscher:
    Method for the detection of grain boundaries in alpha Ti-based alloysby means of polarized light microscopy and image processing in MATLAB. 
    In:  Practical Metallography, 55 (2018) 10, 678-692.

  • Publications in February 2018:

    D. Spriestersbach, E. Kerscher:
    The role of local plasticity during very high cycle fatigue crack initiation in high-strength steels
    In: International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 111, p. 93-100 (2018)

  • Publications in January 2018:

    D. Grell, F. Dabrock, E. Kerscher:
    Cyclic cryogenic pre-treatments influencing the mechanical properties of a bulk glassy Zr-based alloy
    In: Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures (2018)


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