Welding Engineering is much more than "Arcs and Sparks!" It is a multi-disciplinary engineering field that involves materials science, metallurgy and mechanical engineering. Computational modeling is an essential science and math skill of welding engineers to develop new products, solve problems, and ensure that welded structures are safe and a benefit to society.
This website highlights the research and other academic activies in the Group for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering for welding led by Dr. Wei Zhang. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Welding Engineering Program in The Ohio State University. He also serves in the steering board of The Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter).
Prior to coming to OSU in January 2013, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from 2008-2012 and as an Engineer Team Leader at the Edison Welding Institute (EWI) from 2004-2008. He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in Spring 2004. His B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering were both earned at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.
Dr. Zhang’s research fields at OSU are focused on:
- Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) for welding and additive manufacturing
- Material constitutive behavior under extreme deformation and temperature conditions
His google scholar page is here. For additional information, please contact Dr. Wei Zhang at " ".
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New articles on additive manufacturing published
Just published in Progress in Materials Science: Additive manufacturing of metallic components – process, structure and properties and in Computational Materials Science: Residual stresses and distortion in additively manufactured compositionally graded and dissimilar joints (free download courtesy of Elsevier).