Center for Weldability Evaluation

The Center for Weldability Evaluation addresses:

  • failures and loss of properties in welds of advanced alloys
  • facilitates implementation of advanced alloys in critical welded structures
  • supports invention and development of metallic alloys with improved weldability
  • develops innovative tools and methods for weldability evaluation
  • contributes to improvement of energy efficiency, safety, service performance and reliability in power generation and power conversion systems
  • involves graduate, undergraduate, and post-doctoral students in cutting-edge research on weldability

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Hydrogen assisted interfacial disbonding at dissimilar interface Ohio State welding engineering

Hydrogen assisted inerfacial disbonding at dissimilar interface between Low Alloy Steel butter and Alloy 625 closure weld

Ryan Buntain

micrograph Liquation and DDC cracking in induction bent Alloy 825 weld overlay on X65 steel pipe Ohio State welding engineering

Liquation and DDC cracking in induction bent Alloy 825 weld overlay on X65 steel pipe

Rex Alexandre

micrograph DDC in alloy 52M FDTC test Ohio State Center for Weldability Evaluation

DDC in alloy 52M FDTC

micrograph of precipitation in Inconel 706 Ohio State Center for Weldability Evaluation

Precipitation in Inconel 706

Category: Research

Collaboration

Research performed at the Center for Weldability Evaluation is a blended effort among engineering teams within Ohio State.

The extensive, state-of-the-art resources available at Ohio State allow cohesive, thorough and complex evaluations of welds and joints.

The extended team of engineering experts on Ohio State's Columbus campus

Contact

Boian Alexandrov

Research Professor
alexandrov.1@osu.edu
614-292-1735

The Ohio State University
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1248 Arthur Adams Drive
Columbus, OH 43221