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Computational materials engineering is a lens through which we focus the resources of a large and complex array of experimental equipment on a problem of industrial importance. We must understand material behaviour across many length scales, from the atomic to the human, and in order to do this take advantage of electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction all the way up to large-scale forging and rolling mills. The resultant understanding permits us not only to model metal deformation, but also to develop new ways in which to design metals for new applications.



Chris is a Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University, and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals.

His research focuses on understanding the role of crystallographic texture in the deformation of light metals and alloys, and modelling the effects of texture and microstructure on mechanical behaviour.

Chris has received several awards for commercialisation of magnesium alloys and in 2010 was co-recipient of the TMS Light Metals Division Award for best fundamental research in magnesium for the paper: Y.-B. Chun,C.H.J. Davies, "The Evolution of In-Grain Misorientation Axes (IGMA) During Deformation of Wrought Magnesium Alloy AZ31," Magnesium Technology 2010.

My Google scholar page: 

https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=UHSKXIcAAAAJ
 

 

Keywords

  • EBSD
  • Metals
  • Deformation
  • Magnesium
  • Titanium
  • Modelling
  • Texture
  • Computational Materials Engineering

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Projects 2003 2014

Research Output 1997 2019

Multiple precipitation pathways in an Al-7Si-0.6Mg alloy fabricated by selective laser melting

Rao, J. H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, K., Huang, A., Davies, C. H. J. & Wu, X., 1 Feb 2019, In : Scripta Materialia. 160, p. 66-69 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Porosity formation mechanisms and fatigue response in Al-Si-Mg alloys made by selective laser melting

Yang, K. V., Rometsch, P., Jarvis, T., Rao, J., Cao, S., Davies, C. & Wu, X., 17 Jan 2018, In : Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing. 712, p. 166-174 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effect of microtexture on short crack propagation in two-phase titanium alloys

Zhang, K., Wu, X. & Davies, C. H. J., 1 Nov 2017, In : International Journal of Fatigue. 104, p. 206-220 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effect of the presence of macrozones on short crack propagation in forged two-phase titanium alloys

Zhang, K., Yang, K. V., Lim, S., Wu, X. & Davies, C. H. J., 1 Nov 2017, In : International Journal of Fatigue. 104, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evolution of microstructure, mechanical and corrosion properties of AlCoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy prepared by direct laser fabrication

Wang, R., Zhang, K., Davies, C. & Wu, X., 15 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 694, p. 971-981 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review