Project Leader: Reinhard Pippan
The goal is to shed more light on the effect of grain architecture including grain shape, shape texture of grains and crystallographic texture, grain size and grain size distribution, grain boundary structure – on ductility and fracture toughness in ultrafine grained and nanocrystalline materials generated by SPD. The results will deliver a base for the improvement of ductility and fracture toughness of these novel materials for structural as well as for functional applications.
Funding for this research is provided by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) under the project: P24141-N19
planned until December 2015