CLMI – Dr. Timothy Truster

Computational Laboratory for the Mechanics of Interfaces

07/26/2016: NSF Funded Project: Crystallographic Effects on Creep and Fracture in Salt Rock

Drs. Khalid Alshibli and Timothy Truster received funding through the NSF-CMMI¬†Geotechnical Engineering and Materials program for their proposal entitled “3D Experimental and Computational Studies of Crystallographic Effects on Creep and Fracture in Salt Rock.” This research¬†combines nondestructive 3D x-ray diffraction (3DXRD), 3D synchrotron micro-computed tomography (SMT) in-situ experimental measurements, and 3D crystal-plasticity modeling to enhance current understanding of creep and crack formation and growth mechanisms in polycrystalline rock. See additional details on the research page.

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