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Combined Effects for Composite Synthesis


Synthesis of New Classes of Composite Materials in Conditions of Combined Environments

Tech Area / Field

  • MAT-SYN/Materials Synthesis and Processing/Materials

3 Approved without Funding

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Leading Institute
VNIITF, Russia, Chelyabinsk reg., Snezhinsk

Supporting institutes

  • Ural Branch of RAS / Institute of Metal Physics, Russia, Sverdlovsk reg., Ekaterinburg

Project summary

The main objective of the project is to conduct complex researches of combined techniques of materials treatment using shock-wave loading and synthesis of a new class of composite materials.

The principal peculiarity of the proposed project consists in comprehensive investigation of different modes of combined effects (shock-wave treatment, ageing, high temperature thermal and mechanical treatment, thermal cycling, etc.) with the purpose of to obtain new classes of composite materials. Thus shock-wave loading is to be performed in a wide pressure (up to tens Megabar) and temperature (up to 105 °K) range, using devices, developed at RFNC-VNIITF, allowing keeping investigated samples after such intense loading.

Proposed researches are to be considered as fundamental, but their results will be applied for improvement of technology for new classes composite materials and austenitic steels manufacture, in particular:

- hardening of austenitic alloys, having important specific features (non-magnetic properties, corrosion resistance, low and constant coefficients of thermal expansion)
- high-strength and wear resistant materials on the basis of «metal-diamond», «steel-diamond» systems for wide application in different areas of machine-building, mainly for tools manufacture

Realization of the project will involve a big group of scientists and engineers-developers of nuclear weapon in civil activity. Participation in the project, contacts with foreign research and engineering community will allow conducting actual conversion of scientific-engineering potential to fundamental and applied researches in the field of non-equilibrium process physics.

Potential contribution of foreign collaborators

Researches of intensive pulsed effect on materials, keeping loaded samples may be of interest for national weapon development laboratories in the USA (Los Alamos, Livermore, Sandia) and other states, companies and institutes, engaged in new materials development. These organizations could support project performance.