Our division is engaged in the research and development of titanium-based alloys, intermetallics, and composites. Emphases are placed on the fundamental understanding of processing route/microstructure relationships aided by computer simulations, with a view toward improving properties. Clean melting, contamination-free powder production, investment casting, hot-die forging, and wire and sheet production technologies are being developed. An integrated approach to producing light, endurable parts by combining materials processing and near-net shaping is being explored.
1、High-Temperature Titanium Alloys
Development of alloys with good long-term stability for use in aero engines at 600ºC.
2、Structural Titanium Alloys
Development of alloys with high damage tolerance for structural application.
Focus on the design, processing, and fabrication of gamma TiAl, orthorombic alloys, and their composites.
4、Shape Memory Alloys
Study of thermoelastic martensitic transformation/memory effects and design of tube coupling and other smart devices utilizing the shape-memory effect.
5、Titanium Matrix Composites
Development of SiC fiber-reinforced titanium and intermetallic matrix composites and related component technologies.
6、Modeling and Simulation
Multiscale computation using molecular dynamics, phase-field, and finite-element methods to understand the deformation behavior, microstructure evolution, and hot-forming characteristics of titanium alloys.
Optimization microstructure of near α titanium alloy (Ti-60) and (α+β) two-phase alloys
Production of clean powder of gamma TiAl and Ti alloys in a crucible-free gas atomization facility
High-performance TiNiNb-based shape-memory alloy pipe knot