Materials technology has its main focus on the relation between microstructure and mechanical properties of engineering materials. That includes different technological processes like heat treatment, forming and welding and also encompasses the behaviour of the materials in manufacturing processes and products in service. Examples of current research areas:
The research is concentrated on deformation and fatigue behaviour of materials, complemented with optical and electron microscopy, image analysis, fractography etc. The influence of high and low temperatures, different strain rates, defects and cracks is studied. The mechanical properties are often implemented into material models used for computer simulation.
Head of the research group is Christer Persson
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