Overview and scientific aims of TMTEST
- Establishing robust characterization methods to obtain thermo-physical/mechanical data on the materials behavior for their lifetime used in automotive, aerospace, energy devices and structural applications.
- Developing a fundamental understanding of mechanical behavior of metals and alloys, ceramics, and composites in thermo-mechanical environment at high temperatures required for emerging technologies.
- Collecting test data in extreme conditions such as rapid heating and cooling, application of high strain rates, fast dilatometry to produce new and novel materials with superior properties.
- Introducing and broadening the process simulation methods of materials of industrial interest e.g. light weight alloys, heavy alloys, nano-structured steels, high temperature and high strength ceramics and composites for aerospace, automotive and fusion energy applications.
- To study microstructure evolution of materials in real time to unveil mechanisms controlling the mechanical behavior of materials and provide a new and rapid method for microstructure characterization during processing over conventional tedious observation procedure.