Advanced and Additive Manufacturing
Seeks to explore the manufacturing tools necessary to field novel materials technologies and new production methods to reduce costs for Army systems.
- Indigenous Materials
- Adhesive Processing
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Additive Manufacturing
- Field Assisted Manufacturing
- Process Simulation/Virtual Manufacturing
- Joining, Machining, and Assembly
- Design for Materials and Manufacturing
Research focuses on the development of high performance, sustainable chemical agent resistant coatings (CARC), including non-isocyanate chemistries, which exceed current coating systems. Full structure-property relationships that relate gloss, adhesion, mar resistance, and permeability to performance are being studied. Formulation studies examine the effect of thinners, rheology modifiers, de-foamers, and pigments on performance.
Corrosion & Fatigue
Research explores corrosion behavior of magnesium and aluminum alloys for structural and protection applications - novel characterization techniques are studied to map corrosion initiation sites and local alloy chemistry; and mitigating fretting fatigue mechanisms in aviation materials to decrease sustainment costs and reduce aviation crashes.
- Corrosion Science
- Fretting Mitigation
Energy Fields Coupled-to-Matter
Applies physics-based fields (acoustic, electromagnetic, and micro-gravitational) to achieve new properties within materials and new fabrication and integration methods.