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Engineering Materials

Researchers in the Engineering Materials research group investigate the properties and performance of engineering materials, non-destructive testing and joining of materials used in energy, transport and process industries.
Welding at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Materials research involves state-of-the-art mechanical testing, microstructural characterisation, weldability and friction-based processing of materials. Residual stress measurements, the evaluation of hydrogen embrittlement and the assessment of NDT reliability are other significant topics.

The research group consists of four professors who conduct research and participate in top-level scientific events and networks on nuclear materials, digital image correlation, bulk metallic glasses and welding technology. Continuous innovation supports impacting publications and patents leading to successful spinoffs. The Engineering Materials group delivers breakthrough technological developments, transferring top know-how into the Finnish industry while supporting academic activities.

The research focuses on the relationships between microstructure, processing and properties in engineering metals and alloys. This is carried out with the modern facilities that cover state-of-the-art microstructural characterisation of materials, mechanical testing including novel digital imaging techniques capable for full-field displacement measurements, and friction stir welding and processing. The group has a long-term experience on research of modern high-strength steels, stainless steels, Ni-base alloys, aluminium, and copper.

Latest publications

Engineering Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contactless high-speed eddy current inspection of unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced polymer

Publishing year: 2019 Composites Part B: Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Materials

Multi-scale study of ductility-dip cracking in nickel-based alloy dissimilar metal weld

Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Engineering Materials, Department of Engineering Design and Production, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Non-destructive microstructural analysis by electrical conductivity

Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Materials

Stacked elasticity imaging approach for visualizing defects in the presence of background inhomogeneity

Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS: ASCE
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Materials

Fundamentals of force-controlled friction riveting

Publishing year: 2018 Materials
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Materials

Fundamentals of force-controlled friction riveting

Publishing year: 2018 Materials
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Materials

Coupled Digital Image Correlation and Quasi-Static Elasticity Imaging of inhomogeneous orthotropic composite structures

Publishing year: 2018 Inverse Problems
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Materials

Effect of processing temperatures on the properties of a high-strength steel welded by FSW

Publishing year: 2018 Welding in the World
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Materials

The effect of crack path on tearing resistance of a narrow-gap Alloy 52 dissimilar metal weld

Publishing year: 2018 Engineering Fracture Mechanics
Engineering Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Hit/Miss POD With Model Assisted and Emulated Flaws

Publishing year: 2018
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Kim-Niklas Antin

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Sven Bossuyt

Sven Bossuyt

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Antti Forsström

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Hannu Hänninen

Hannu Hänninen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Senior Advisor
Risto Ilola

Risto Ilola

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University Lecturer

Prabilson Khadka

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project Employee

Hamidreza Latifi

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Junhe Lian

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Goncalo Lourenco Sorger

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Evgenii Malitckii

Evgenii Malitckii

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Tapio Pohjalainen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project Specialist
Pedro Santos Vilaca da Silva

Pedro Santos Vilaca da Silva

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)
Mikko Virkkunen

Mikko Virkkunen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Professor

Yuriy Yagodzinskyy

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Researcher