Thanks for visiting the Computational Materials Engineering (CME) lab at College of Toronto (U of T), directed by Prof. Chandra Veer Singh, mix-hired within the departments of Materials Science &lifier Engineering (MSE) and Mechanical &lifier Industrial Engineering (MIE). CME has rapidly become an indispensible tool for engineers to know fundamental materials behavior and style next-gen material systems. It can benefit solve a lot of grand challenges facing mankind these days. The main styles in our lab's research are: (a) Development and design of ultra-strong, ultra-light materials for future aerospace, automotive and technologies, (b) Multi-scale modeling of thermo-mechanical behavior of novel carbon-based materials and systems (graphene, nano-composites etc.), and (c) Computer assisted style of next-gen hydrogen production and storage materials and products. We utilize a mix of condition-of-the-art atomistic modeling and continuum modeling strategies to investigate material behavior at multiple length and time scales. A substantial emphasis is around the validation in our computer models through experimental collaborations, and physical realization in our recommended novel material designs through industrial collaborations.
Material systems of great interest include nano-crystalline and nano-structured materials, graphene, carbon nanotubes, photocatalytic materials, age hardened alloys, energy storage materials, polymer matrix composites and bio-materials. We study research problems and underlying fundamental aspects associated with atomic scale fracture, fatigue and damage failure of materials, dislocation, grain boundary engineering, precipitation solidifying, irradiation solidifying, design optimisation and computational style of materials. Programs of research include nanotechnology, aerospace and automotive industries, energy storage and realizing products.
Being multi-disciplinary in character, our lab includes people from various skills - physics, mechanics, materials science, aerospace engineering. See our Research tab to understand much more of our research, and Openings tab should you interested to participate we. You'll find more in-depth details about our ongoing projects and cutting-edge research within our group.
New book on Damage and Failure in Composite Materials (co-written with Prof. Ramesh Talreja, Texas A&M College) released by Cambridge College Press
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Book description: Understanding damage and failure of composite materials is crucial for reliable and price-effective engineering design. Getting together materials mechanics and modeling, this book supplies a complete help guide to damage, fatigue and failure of composite materials. Early sections concentrate on the underlying concepts regulating composite damage, looking at fundamental equations and mechanics theory, before explaining systems of harm for example cracking, breakage and buckling. In subsequent sections, the physical systems underlying the development and advancement of damage under mechanical loads are referred to with ample experimental data, and micro- and macro-level damage models are combined. Finally, fatigue of composite materials is talked about using fatigue-existence diagrams. While there's a unique focus on polymer matrix composites, metal and ceramic matrix composites will also be referred to. Setting out techniques for additional reliable style of composite structures, this can be a valuable source of engineers and materials researchers in industry and academia.