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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 analyses.

Early work involved the study of metallic materials at high strain rate. A method for the extraction of strain rate sensitive plasticity parameters from ballistic experiments was developed and a comprehensive procedure for this was outlined in the paper below. More recently, this has been extended to focus on the generation and characterisation of fracture/cracking at high imposed strain rates. A method has been proposed for the extraction of a strain energy release rate.

A novel method for the characterisation of primary and secondary creep parameters has also been developed. Instrumented indentation (in conjunction with inverse FE techniques) has successfully been used to extract Miller-Norton creep parameters of pure Nickel at elevated temperature. The details for this are outlined in the paper below.