Integrated Computational Materials Engineering for Welding

Research activities of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering for Welding (ICME-W) encompass:

  • Additive manufacturing of metals (powder bed, blown-powder, binder jetting and sintering)

  • Light-metal and dissimilar-metal joining for transportation (automotive, shipbuilding etc.)

  • Creep-resistance steels and alloys for power generation

  • Inertia and linear friction welding for aerospace engine shafts and blisks

  • Resistance spot welding, projection welding and mash seam welding of sheet metals

  • Modeling of welding and additive manufacturing processes and materials (Abaqus, Sysweld, Flow-3D, DEFORM, LS-Dyna, Simufact, and Thermo-Calc)

  • Specialized thermal-mechanical-metallurgical testing such as weld fatigue testing and Gleeble testing with high-temperature digital image correlation (DIC)

Professor Wei Zhang Ohio State Welding Engineering
Professor Wei Zhang
Welding Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
zhang.3978@osu.edu  |  614-292-0522