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Wei Zhang

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • 1248 Arthur Adams Drive
    Room 120 Edison
    Columbus, OH 43221
  • 614-292-0522

About

Dr. Wei Zhang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Welding Engineering Program in The Ohio State University.  He is also a Core Faculty for The Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter).

Prior to coming to OSU in January 2013, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from 2008-2012 and as an Engineer Team Leader at the Edison Welding Institute (EWI) from 2004-2008.  He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in Spring 2004.  His B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering were both earned at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.

Dr. Zhang’s research fields at OSU are focused on:

  • Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) for welding and additive manufacturing
  • Material constitutive behavior under extreme deformation and temperature conditions
  • Neutron and synchrotron X-ray diffraction of phase transformations

Please visit Dr. Zhang’s website for more information:  http://icme-w.engineering.osu.edu/

 

Honors

  • 2010

    Significant Event Award. .

  • 2010

    Koichi Masubuchi Award. .

  • 2006

    Henri Granjon Prize. .

  • 2005

    William Spraragen Memorial Award. .

  • 2001-2004

    Graduate Fellowship Award. .

  • 2003

    Kenneth Easterling Best Paper Award. .

  • 2002

    Kennametal Fellowship Award. .

Chapters

2011

  • Wei Zhang, R. Rai, A. Kumar and I. V. Krivtsun. 2011. "Modeling of Heat and Mass Transfer in Fusion Welding." In ASM Handbook, Volume 6A Welding Fundamentals and Processes, edited by T. Lienert, T. Siewert, S. Babu, and V. Acoff, 766 - 786. Materials Park: ASM International.

Journal Articles

2015

  • Tyler E. Borchers, Donald P. McAllister and Wei Zhang, 2015, "Macroscopic Segregation and Stress Corrosion Cracking in 7xxx Series Aluminum Alloy Arc Welds." Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 46A, 1827 - 1833.

2014

  • Chen,Jian; Zhang,Wei; Feng,Zhili; Cai,Wayne, 2014, "Determination of thermal contact conductance between thin metal sheets of battery tabs." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER 69, 473 - 480.
  • Y. C. Lim, S. Sanderson, M. Mahoney, X. Yu, D. Qiao, Y. Wang, Wei Zhang AND Z. Feng, 2014, "Characterization of Multilayered Multipass Friction Stir Weld on ASTM A572 G50 Steel." Welding Journal 93, 443 - s.

2013

  • Qiao, D; Zhang, W; Pan, T-Y; Crooker, P; David, S; Feng, Z, 2013, "Evaluation of residual plastic strain distribution in dissimilar metal weld by hardness mapping." Science and Technology of Welding and Joining 18, no. 7, pp. 624 - 630.

2012

  • Yu,Zhenzhen; Zhang,Wei; Choo,Hahn; Feng,Zhili, 2012, "Transient Heat and Material Flow Modeling of Friction Stir Processing of Magnesium Alloy using Threaded Tool." METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE 43A, no. 2, 724 - 737.
  • Ohriner,E,K; Zhang,W; ULRICH,G,B, 2012, "Analysis of abrasive blasting of DOP-26 iridium alloy." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REFRACTORY METALS & HARD MATERIALS 35, 122 - 126.
  • Wang,Xun-Li; An,Ke; Cai,Lu; Feng,Zhili; Nagler,Stephen,E; Daniel,Claus; Rhodes,Kevin,J; Stoica,Alexandru,D; Skorpenske,Harley,D; Liang,Chengdu; Zhang,Wei; Kim,Joon; Qi,Yue; Harris,Stephen,J, 2012, "Visualizing the chemistry and structure dynamics in lithium-ion batteries by in-situ neutron diffraction." SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 2, 747 -

2011

  • Zhang,W; Feng,Z; Crooker,P, 2011, "Improved procedure for computing residual stresses from neutron diffraction data and its application to multipass dissimilar welds." SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF WELDING AND JOINING 16, no. 3, 254 - 260.

2010

  • Du,Yongzhai; Zhang,Wei; Whitten,William; Li,Haiyang; Watson,David,B; Xu,Jun, 2010, "Membrane-Extraction Ion Mobility Spectrometry for in Situ Detection of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Water." ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 82, no. 10, 4089 - 4096.

2008

  • Elmer,J,W; Palmer,T,A; Zhang,W; Debroy,T, 2008, "Time resolved X-ray diffraction observations of phase transformations in transient arc welds." SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF WELDING AND JOINING 13, no. 3, 265 - 277.

2005

  • Kumar,A; Zhang,W; Debroy,T, 2005, "Improving reliability of modelling heat and fluid flow in complex gas metal arc fillet welds - part I: an engineering physics model." JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS 38, no. 1, 119 - 126.
  • Zhang,W; DebRoy,T; Palmer,T,A; Elmer,J,W, 2005, "Modeling of ferrite formation in a duplex stainless steel weld considering non-uniform starting microstructure." ACTA MATERIALIA 53, no. 16, 4441 - 4453.
  • Zhang,W; Elmer,J,W; DebRoy,T, 2005, "Integrated modelling of thermal cycles, austenite formation, grain growth and decomposition in the heat affected zone of carbon steel." SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF WELDING AND JOINING 10, no. 5, 574 - 582.

2004

  • Zhang,W; Kim,C,H; DebRoy,T, 2004, "Heat and fluid flow in complex joints during gas metal arc welding - Part I: Numerical model of fillet welding." JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 95, no. 9, 5210 - 5219.
  • Zhang,W; Kim,C,H; DebRoy,T, 2004, "Heat and fluid flow in complex joints during gas metal arc welding - Part II: Application to fillet welding of mild steel." JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 95, no. 9, 5220 - 5229.
  • Elmer,J,W; Palmer,T,A; Babu,S,S; Zhang,W; Debroy,T, 2004, "Direct observations of austenite, bainite, and martensite formation during arc welding of 1045 steel using time-resolved X-ray diffraction - Phase transformations were tracked in real time using a synchrotron accelerator." WELDING JOURNAL 83, no. 9, 244S - 253S.
  • Elmer,J,W; Palmer,T,A; Babu,S,S; Zhang,W; Debroy,T, 2004, "Phase transformation dynamics during welding of Ti-6Al-4V." JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 95, no. 12, 8327 - 8339.

2003

  • Zhang,W; Roy,G,G; Elmer,J,W; DebRoy,T, 2003, "Modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow during gas tungsten arc spot welding of low carbon steel." JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 93, no. 5, 3022 - 3033.
  • Kim,C,H; Zhang,W; DebRoy,T, 2003, "Modeling of temperature field and solidified surface profile during gas-metal arc fillet welding." JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 94, no. 4, 2667 - 2679.
  • Elmer,J,W; Palmer,T,A; Zhang,W; Wood,B; Debroy,T, 2003, "Kinetic modeling of phase transformations occurring in the HAZ of C-Mn steel welds based on direct observations." ACTA MATERIALIA 51, no. 12, 3333 - 3349.

2002

  • Zhang,W; Elmer,J,W; DebRoy,T, 2002, "Modeling and real time mapping of phases during GTA welding of 1005 steel." MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING 333, no. 1-2, 320 - 335.
  • Zhang,W; Elmer,J,W; DebRoy,T, 2002, "Kinetics of ferrite to austenite transformation during welding of 1005 steel." SCRIPTA MATERIALIA 46, no. 10, 753 - 757.

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Papers in Proceedings

2014

  • T. E. Borchers, A. Seid, Wei Zhang, P. Shafer, S. S. Babu and D. H. Phillips "Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility of Gas Metal Arc Welded 7xxx Series Aluminum Alloys." in Sheet Metal Welding Conference XVI. Miami, (10 2014). 3B - 5.

2013

  • Wei Zhang and Roger G. Miller "Theoretical Assessment of Dissimilar Metal Joint of Titanium to Stainless Steel." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of 9th International Trends in Welding Research Conference." in 2012 Trends in Welding Research. (3 2013). 770 -
  • Zhenzhen Yu, Zhili Feng, Ke An, Wei Zhang, Eliot D. Specht, Jian Chen, Xun-Li Wang, and Stan David "In-Situ Neutron Diffraction Study of Non-Equilibrium Phase Transformation in Advanced High-Strength Steels." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of 9th International Trends in Welding Research Conference." in 2012 Trends in Welding Research. (3 2013). 506 -
  • D. Qiao, Z. Feng, W. Zhang, Y. Wang and P. Crooker "Modeling of weld residual plastic strain and stress in dissimilar metal butt weld in nuclear reactors." in ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference. New York, (7 2013). PVP2013 - 98081.
  • Jian Chen, Wei Zhang, Zhenzhen Yu, and Zhili Feng "Automated Spot Weld Inspection Using Infrared Thermography." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of 9th International Trends in Welding Research Conference." in 2012 Trends in Welding Research. (3 2013). 148 -
  • Yong Chae Lim, Samuel Sanderson, Murray Mahoney, Dongxiao Qiao, Yanli Wang, Wei Zhang and Zhili Feng "Mechanical Properties and Microstructural Characterization of a Multilayered Multipass Friction Stir Weld in Steel." Hoboken, (5 2013). 81–90 -
  • Jian Chen, Wei Zhang, Zhenzhen Yu, Zhili Feng and Wayne Cai "Determination of Thermal Contact Conductance of Metal Tabs for Battery Ultrasonic Welding Process." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of 9th International Trends in Welding Research Conference." in 2012 Trends in Welding Research. (3 2013). 717 -
  • H.Y. Song, W. Zhang, S.S. Babu and Z. Feng "Toward Understanding of Mechanical Property Degradation of Steel Welds in High-Pressure Hydrogen Transmission Pipeline – Role of Microstructure." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of 9th International Trends in Welding Research Conference." in 2012 Trends in Welding Research. (3 2013). 461 -
  • Zhenzhen Yu, Zhili Feng, Ke An, Wei Zhang, Eliot D. Specht, Jian Chen, Xun-Li Wang, and Stan David "Measurement of Steel Phase Transformation Kinetics by Dilatometry and In-Situ Neutron Diffraction – A Comparative Study." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of 9th International Trends in Welding Research Conference." in 2012 Trends in Welding Research. (3 2013). 510 -

2012

  • Wei Zhang, Fei Ren, Zhli Feng, Jy-An Wang, Maan Jawad, Michael Kelly, and Fariborz Vossoughi "Design Analysis of Steel Concrete Composite Vessel for Stationary Storage of High-Pressure Hydrogen." New York, (12 2012). 479 - 488.
  • Dongxiao Qiao, Wei Zhang and Zhili Feng "High-temperature constitutive behavior of austenitic stainless steel for weld residual stress modeling." in ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. New York, (7 2012). 1229 - 1236.

2011

  • Jy-An Wang, Fei Ren, Wei Zhang, Zhili Feng, Zhe Chen, Hanbing Xu, and Lawrence Anovitz "Development of In Situ Techniques for Torsion and Tension Testing in Hydrogen Environment." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the 2011 ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference." in ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference. (7 2011). PVP2011 - 57676.

2010

  • W. Zhang, Z. Feng and J. Wang "Measurement of fracture toughness of materials with non-uniform microstructure based on spiral notch torsion test." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the 2010 ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference." in ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference. (7 2010). PVP2010 - 26112.

2009

  • Yang,Yu-Ping; Zhang,Wei; Gan,Wei; Khurana,Shuchi; Xu,Junde; Babu,Sudarsanam,Suresh "ONLINE SOFTWARE TOOL FOR PREDICTING WELD RESIDUAL STRESS AND DISTORTION." JOURNAL: "PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME PRESSURE VESSELS AND PIPING CONFERENCE - 2008, VOL 6, PT A AND B." in Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference of the American-Society-of-Mechanical-Engineers. (1 2009). 279 - 288.

2008

  • M. A. Boring, W. Zhang and W. A. Bruce "Improved Burnthrough Prediction Model for In-Service Welding Applications." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the 7th International Pipeline Conference." in International Pipeline Conference. (9 2008). 249 -

2005

  • A. Kumar, W. Zhang, C.-H. Kim and T. DebRoy "A Smart Bi-directional Model of Heat Transfer and Free Surface Flow in Gas Metal Arc Fillet Welding for Practicing Engineers." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of 7th International Seminar on Numerical Analysis of Weldability." in International Seminar on Numerical Analysis of Weldability. (1 2005). 3 -

Patents

  • S. S. Babu, C. Conrardy, S. P. Khurana, Wei Zhang and W. Gan. "Remote High-Performance Computing Material Joining and Material Forming Modeling System and Method." Patent number: US 8,301,286 B2