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Composites and Coatings Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

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Max Burley

Max Burley

PhD Student - University of Cambridge


Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 334340

Biography:

Max joined the Composite and Coatings Group in 2014 for the fourth year project of the Natural Sciences (Materials Science) degree. He then went on to join the group as a PhD student developing methods for the extraction of material properties from indentation data and finite element method analyses.

This began with a method for the extraction of strain rate sensitive plasticity parameters from ballistic experiments. A comprehensive procedure for this was outlined in the paper below. He has since moved on to focus on the generation and characterisation of fracture/cracking at varying strain rates to gain insight into fracture properties and develope the techniques in conjunction with FEM analysis.

A novel method for the characterisation of primary and secondary creep parameters is also an aim. Instrumented indentation in conjunction with inverse FE techniques has successfully been used to extract Miller-Norton creep parameters  of pure Nickel.