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Issue No. 9
2014.08.15
CHESS
FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
We are pleased to announce that a proposal to the Office of Naval Research for the creation of a new center based at CHESS called InSitμ (Integrated Simulation and x-ray Interrogation Tools and training for micromechanics) has been funded. This grant will focus on structural materials: the materials that we rely on for supporting loads in bridges, buildings, aircraft and automobiles. InSitμ will offer enhanced user support for the high energy x-ray diffraction (HEXD) methods developed at the CHESS A2 and F2 experimental stations over the past decade, as well as the crystal-based finite element code, FEpX, developed by Professor Paul Dawson from Mechanical Engineering at Cornell. Used together, the data and model can help to shed light on life limiting processes such as plasticity and fatigue crack initiation in polycrystalline metallic alloys. InSitμ will focus on enabling the use of these new methods on the most important structural materials challenges by creating a new generation of industrial users. InSitμ comes online this fall. Watch future issues of the CHESS eNewsletter for updates.

Matt Miller

♦  X-RAY RUN SCHEDULE: 

October 8 - December 9, 2014 - Proposal Submission  

 

♦  JOB OPENING: 

Engineering Materials Specialist at CHESS/Cornell 

 

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