RESEARCH

Research Units

Advanced Structural Materials

The mechanical properties of materials are dominated by their microstructures such as grain size, precipitates, phase boundary, grain boundary, etc. In our research group, we aim to clarify the mechanical properties at microscopic level, including tensile properties, fracture and fatigue properties, using the micromechanical testing technology that we have developed. Furthermore, in conjunction with crystal plasticity finite element simulation, we aim to predict the mechanical properties of bulk materials based on those at microscopic scale. The results obtained in this research will contribute for developing toughening design of advanced materials.

Advanced Structural Materials

Unit members

  • Japan
    Unit leader
    Kazuki TAKASHIMA
    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • China
    Yufeng ZHENG Website
    Distinguished Professor, IROAST, Kumamoto University/ Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University
    China
  • UK
    Paul BOWEN Website
    Professor, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham
    UK
  • Germany
    Martin DIENWIEBEL Website
    Heisenberg-Professor, Applied Nanotribology, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
    Germany
  • Australia
    Shirley SHEN
    Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
    Australia
  • Japan
    Yoji MINE
    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan