Research Areas

The team of the Research Chair in Shaping Technologies of High Mechanical Strength Alloys , CM2P is studying the influence of shaping parameters on the evolution of the microstructure as well as their impacts on in-service properties using a micro-macro and multiscale approach.

Formatting

Experimental and numerical simulation study of solid forming processes, such as the forging of high mechanical strength steels, and sheet forming, like thermoforming of aluminum alloys at high temperature and design models to simulate the conditions encountered in the 'industry.

Thermal treatment

Optimizing heat treatment processes by determining the kinetics of phase transformation, precipitation, recrystallization, and grain growth. Development of mathematical models to predict the type and intensity of residual stresses generated and their impact on distortion and properties in service.

Solidification and segregation

This line of research focuses on the influence of alloy composition and process parameters on the development of heterogeneities in the microstructure that will influence the forming and subsequent heat treatment processes. Experimental work is used to validate finite element models that predict the behavior of industrial sized parts.

Solid state assembly and additive manufacturing

Linear Friction Welding (LFW) is a new solid state joining technology. Our goal is the development of gaskets of different materials from aircraft alloys manufactured by additive manufacturing (AM) technology. In particular, the experimental study and the modeling of the interactions between the microstructure, the macroscopic mechanical properties and the parameters of the LFW and FA processes.