Faculty of Metallurgy, Department of Physical Metallurgy

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Main research field

Thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, metallurgy, material engineering, thermodynamic modelling, materials design, welding, heat treatment, corrosion, numerical modelling, theoretical physics (atomic, nonlinear optics, many-body, statistical)

Specific research areas

Development of new materials, heat treatment of steel, solid state, heat treatment of alloys, welding of steel, physics and structural testing, nanomaterials, thermodynamics of alloys, phase transition temperatures and thermodynamics parameters of metals.

Techniques/methods

Arc-melting and induction melting equipment, light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectrometry, Thermo-Calc, STA differential scanning calorimetry, differential thermogravimetry, joining techniques (TIG, MIG/MAG, soldering), cutting techniques (fair cutting).

Equipment

  • scanning electron microscope,
  • energy-dispersive spectrometer,
  • Thermo-Calc,
  • STA differential scanning calorimeter,
  • differential thermogravimeter.

Technology keywords

  • Hardening, heat treatment
  • Materials Technology
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Non-ferrous Metals
  • Properties of Materials, Corrosion/Degradation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Phase transformation
  • Phase diagrams
  • New materials
  • Stainless steels
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Biomedical alloys
  • Microstructure
  • Mechanical properties
  • Titanium alloys
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Welding
  • Heat treatment
  • Characterization of materials
  • Numerical modelling
  • Many-body physics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Quantum physics
  • Nuclear theory
  • Statistical physics and thermodynamics

Services offered

  • Teaching and training
  • Technique / method optimization and testing
  • Material characterisation (testings, measurements, various quantitative and / or qualitative analyses)
  • Use of specialized equipment
  • Quality control
  • ICT services (numerical modeling etc.)

Market sectors

  • Automobiles & Parts
  • Electronic & Electrical Equipment
  • Personal Goods
  • Heavy Construction
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Metals & Mining
  • Support Services
  • Technology Hardware & Equipment

Short summary (English)

The main objective of Department of Physical Metallurgy is a development of advanced materials (biomedical, shape memory alloys) and their microstructural and thermal analysis as well as numerical modelling of many-body systems. Also, characterization of different kind of steels in as cast and heat treated conditions is performed. These objectives are achieved through extensive research activities of members of Department which come from different scientific fields including Metallurgy, Chemistry and Physics. Department possesses an equipment for sample preparation (arc-melting furnace, furnaces for heat treatment), investigation of microstructure (light and scanning electron microscope with energy-dispersive spectrometer) and thermodynamic analysis (differential scanning calorimeter/termogravimeter) and modelling with phase diagram prediction (CALPHAD method with Thermo-Calc software). Members of Department has relationships with number of domestic and international research institutes, so addition properties of materials including mechanical and corrosion can be determined. Members are encouraged to present their work in national and international forums as well as in eminent journals.

Short summary (Croatian)

Glavni cilj Zavoda za fizičku metalurgiju je razvoj novih materijala (biomedicinskih, legura s efektom prisjetljivosti oblika) i njihova mikrostrukturna i toplinska analiza kao i numeričko modeliranje složenih sustava. Također se provodi i karakterizacija različitih vrsta čelika u lijevanom stanju i nakon toplinske obradbe. Ovi ciljevi se postižu kroz opsežne istraživačke aktivnosti članova Zavoda koji dolaze iz različitih znanstvenih područja, a koja uključuju metalurgiju, kemiju i fiziku. Unutar Zavoda nalazi se oprema za preparaciju uzoraka (lučna peć za taljenje, peći za toplinsku obradu), ispitivanje mikrostrukture (svjetlosni i elektronski mikroskop s energijsko-disperzivnim spektrometrom), termodinamičku analizu (diferencijalni pretražni kalorimetar/termogravimetar) i modeliranje s predviđanjem faznih dijagrama (metoda CALPHAD sa softwareom Thermo-Calc). Članovi Zavoda su povezani s brojnim domaćim i inozemnim istraživačkim institucijama, tako da se mogu odrediti i druga svojstva materijala, poput mehaničkih i korozijskih.. Članovi se potiču na prezentaciju svog rada na domaćim i inozemnim skupovima, kao i u eminentnim časopisima.

Last update: 16.07.2014. 09:22:39

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