"Nanostructured Al alloys with improved properties"
Aluminium alloys play a key role in modern engineering since they are the most used non-ferrous metallic material. They have been widely used in automotive, aerospace, construction, and electrical engineering due to their good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties along with good machinability, weldability, and relatively low cost. The progress in practical application has been determined by intensive R&D works on Al alloys. It is now well known that nanostructuring of the Al alloys can strongly improve their properties making them attractive for various structural and functional applications.
NANOAL is an innovative project with a two-fold objective. First, it aims to develop novel processing routes for fabrication of high strength nanostructured Al alloys with enhanced electrical conductivity in shape of wires for application in electrical engineering. Second, it aims to gain a fundamental understanding of the nanostructure effect on the origin of high strength and enhanced conductivity in the developed Al alloys. IMDEA Materials Institute will focus on physical simulation of deformation processing as well as mechanical characterization of the nanostructured Al alloys.
Funding Organization: Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Project Period: 2013 – 2015
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ilchat Sabirov