Bridging the Length Scales on Mechanical Property Evaluation

Co-PI: Assel Aitkaliyeva

Sponsor: Department of Energy

Start Date: October 1, 2018

End Date: September 30, 2021

Amount: $256,000

Abstract

This project combines experimental and modeling methods to gain a comprehensive approach for addressing scaling effects on small-scale mechanical testing. Multiscale experiments, together with modeling on reactor-relevant and model alloys, will provide better understanding of appropriate scaling relationships. The study aims to gain fundamental understanding of plasticity interactions with specific strength-determining features, such as precipitates and grain boundaries. The goal of this work is to provide the basis to add small-scale mechanical testing in the toolbox for nuclear materials research.