The additive manufacturing process is a revolutionary technology that has drawn the attention of aerospace and automotive industries. It is particularly attractive for applications involving high-value titanium components, due to substantial material savings and reduced processing times as compared to conventional machining processes. However, the presence of process-induced defects and the limited knowledge database and understanding of the effects of these defects on the fatigue and fracture behaviour of AM parts has been a major concern which impedes their acceptance in safety critical applications.
|Date of Award||Jan 2019|
|Supervisor||Xiang Zhang (Supervisor) & Abdul Syed (Supervisor)|