J. Wayne Jones

Professor Emeritus

jonesjwa@umich.edu

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Rapid Assessment of the Role of Microstructural Variability in the Fatigue Behavior of Structural Alloys Using Ultrasonic Fatigue
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

The objectives of this research program are: (1) to advance current predictive capability for fatigue life in relevant structural materials with complex and variable microstructures; (2) to provide fundamental links between microstructure variability and fatigue life that informs alloy design...

GOALI: Investigation by Ultrasonic Methods of the Very Long Life Fatigue Behavior of Structural Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-Division of Materials Research

The objectives of this research are to investigate the very long life (107 to 109 cycles) fatigue behavior of cast aluminum and magnesium structural alloys and to develop accurate models of crack initiation and short crack propagation behavior that can...

Rapid Assessment of the Role of Microstructural Variability in the Fatigue Behavior of Structural Alloys Using Ultrasonic Fatigue
Sponsor: DARPA

This program addresses the growing need to more rapidly develop sound life prediction and life monitoring methodologies aero engine components, specifically those using nickel base superalloys. The current program expands the investigation of the current AFOSR research at the University...

Rapid Characterization of Fatigue Behavior in Cast Structural Material by Ultrasonic Fatigue
Sponsor: Ford Motor Company

Fatigue resistance is one of the most important design requirements of cast aluminum blocks and heads for automotive engines. The purpose of this project is to provide a critical assessment of the applicability of state-of-the-art ultrasonic fatigue techniques for the...

Alloys for 1000C Service in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant
Sponsor: Department of Energy

The very high temperature reactor (VHTR) has been selected by the Department of Energy for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project. This design calls for outlet gas temperatures of 1000¡C and a lifetime of 60 years. These are extremely...

MURI: Hyperspectral and Extreme Light Diagnostics for Defense-Critical Advanced Materials and Processes
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

The overall objective of this new (summer 2005) MURI program is to develop the scientific basis for use of ultrafast lasers as materials diagnostic and microfabrication tools for critical components in advanced DOD systems. Of specific interest in this program...

Creep, Bolt Load Retention (BLR) and Microstructural Analysis of Mg Alloys for Automotive Powertrain Applications
Sponsor: USCAR (DOE)

This new project addresses the creep and bolt load retention (BLR) behavior of high temperature magnesium alloys intended for automotive power train applications. While creep and BLR are the most important mechanical properties for these applications, most characterization and subsequent...

Focused Research Group (FRG): Fundamental Approaches to Design of New Structural Magnesium Alloys
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

The objective of this program is to investigate fundamental aspects of solidification, phase equilibria and deformation mechanisms in order to establish a strong foundation for the design of future high temperature magnesium systems. To accomplish this, a collaborative program between...