Structural Materials

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Structural Materials

Overview

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The iron with nano grain size
formed by special microstructural control
(a) Ferritic iron, (b) Austenitic iron

Structural materials are required to have various mechanical properties depending on their application. For example, high temperature strength is required in the structural materials used for gas turbine generator and engine; light and strong materials should be applied to flying objects such as aircraft and rocket; strength as well as flexibility are essential in biomaterials for medical use. We research and develop new structural materials for our future, such as high strength and ductility steels, light and tough titanium alloys, high strength stainless steels with good oxidation and corrosion resistances, body-friendly biomaterials, and so on.

Staff

Professor Setsuo Takaki
Associate Professor Toshihiro Tsuchiyama
Assistant Professor Daichi Akama

The Main Research Topics

  • Fundamental study for strength, deformation and fracture in steel
  • Development of high tensile strength steels with high ductility and toughness
  • Microstructure control of stainless steels and titanium alloys
  • Metallographic analysis by various technical method
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