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Wang, Glicksman Win NASA Grant

A two-year, $200,000 grant from NASA will allow principal investigator Ke-Gang Wang, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Martin Glicksman, university professor and dean of the College of Engineering, to apply experimental data archived from earlier experiments aboard the International Space Station to test theories and numerical models of microstructure evolution in alloys.

The team seeks to develop improved prediction of alloy behavior at very high temperatures.

The new study should help engineers make critical improvements in the development of high-temperature alloys and provide theoretical and computational tools that save time and money estimating long-term metallurgical effects that degrade the functional performance of jet aircraft engines and other applications of materials at extreme temperatures.

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