Grant winner Pavel Bolshakov conducts CT research of nonhomogeneous materials
His project ‘Research of internal structure of nonhomogeneous materials under loading with computed tomography’ is supported by the Russian Science Foundation.
Assistant Lecturer of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics comments, “The need to study design methods and post-processing and to determine the macroscopic properties of such materials is due to a wide range of applications in the medical, aerospace, and architectural industries. Despite the fact that this area is developing dynamically, there is a lack of experimental data; moreover, methods for conducting tests and constructing appropriate diagrams necessary in engineering practice have not been developed.”
The purpose of the study is to develop a methodology for determining the relationship between the internal structure and the stress-strain state of products manufactured using additive technologies. This approach will allow taking into account the features of heterogeneous materials and, as a result, improve the quality and service life of the designed products. The grantee has patented an experimental technique with colleagues from the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies.
The funding, which can amount to 1.5 million rubles per year. In this case, the money will be disbursed to plastics, polymer tars, and printing components, as well as remuneration.