FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Solid Mechanics and Metal Forming Laboratory

Primary Researcher(s) / Coordinator(s): 
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mert Efe
General Information: 

Our aim is to observe the in-situ formation and evolution of the surface defects during metal sheet forming by means of a novel test mechanism involving high-resolution photography and digital image correlation (DIC) techniques. As an alternative to conventional macro-scale tests, we investigate the mechanical behavior of materials at microstructure scale (grain-scale). Interactions between microstructure evolution and defect formation will be analyzed, which results in solutions for will defect minimization and elimination during metal forming.

Equipments: 
  • Shimadzu Bending Test Machine capasity of 10 kN
  • Navitar Zoom 6000 Lens Setup
  • Sunline 852D+ SMD Rework Station
  • Herkules Air Compressor
  • Basler Pilot piA2400-17gc CCD camera
  • Navitar Led Controller Light Source
  • Badsector Air Compressor
  • Badsector Airbrushes
  • Erikson Cupping Machine
Completed and Ongoing Research Projects: 
  • M. Efe (PI), “In-Situ Observation and Control of Microstructure and Surface Defect Evolution during Magnesium Sheet Forming,” 2014-2018, Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, Funded by European Commission Research Executive Agency

 

  • M. Efe (PI), “Formability of Dual-Phase Steels at High Temperatures and Industrially Relevant Deformation Rates”, 2015-2018, 3501 – National Young Researcher Career Development Program, Funded by: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)

 

  • M. Efe (PI), “In-Situ Analysis of Magnesium Sheet Forming,” 2014-2016, Career Integration Fellowship, Funded by: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
Collaborators: 
  • Dr. Osman El-Atwani, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • Dr. Caner Şimşir, Metal Forming Center of Excellence, Atılım University, Turkey
  • Dr. Dinakar Sagapuram, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Dr. Wilfredo Moscoso, Wichita State University, USA

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