FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Mustafacan Kutsal

Mustafacan Kutsal
Room No: 
D-209
Telephone: 
+90 (312) 210-5842
Fax: 
+90 (312) 210-2518
E-mail: 
mkutsal@metu.edu.tr
Education: 

B.Sc.: Middle East Technical University, Metallurgical & Materials Eng. (2013)

M.Sc.: Middle East Technical University, Metallurgical & Materials Eng. (2013-2016)

PhD: Middle East Technical University, Metallurgical & Materials Eng. (2016 - )

 

Research Interests: 
  • Metallic glasses
  • Structure of metalic liquids and glasses
  • X-ray scattering (Conventional & Synchrotron radiation)
Assisted Courses / Laboratories: 
  • Materials Characterization (MetE 310)
  • Structure of Materials (MetE 565)
  • Materials Processing Laboratory (MetE 215)
Thesis / Research Information: 

Thesis Title: PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AL-RE BASED BULK AMORPHOUS/NANOCRYSTAL COMPOSITE

 

Aluminum-Rare Earth (RE) binary metallic glasses have recently attract much attention due to their high mechanical strength, reaching to theoretical values both in amorphous and in the amorphous/nanocrystal composite form. However factors such as having a low glass forming ability and low plastic strain up to fracture hinders their potential application as structural materials. In this present work, binary Al100-xREx (x: 8-12 at%; RE: Sm and Tb) and ternary and quaternary Al-RE-TM1 and Al-RE-TM1-TM2 (RE: Sm and Tb; TM: Fe and Ni transition metals) amorphous alloys will be produced by high energy ball milling and will be sintered to obtain in bulk geometries. The amorphous and the devitrified states of these alloys will be investigated with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning differential calorimetry techniques. Same characterization techniques will be also employed to rapidly solidified binary samples to reveal the effects of amorphous precursor. Mechanical behavior of these alloys will be investigated using compression and tensile testing. Failure modes and structures will be analyzed using SEM and TEM, as well.

 

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Y. Eren Kalay