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Deakin University

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Deakin University provides higher education for suitably qualified Australian and full fee-paying students through open campus flexible learning modes in which the place, time, mode and pace of study are flexible. The University operates across six campuses: Melbourne (Burwood), Geelong (Waurn Ponds), Waterfront (Geelong City), Rusden, Toorak and Warrnambool. Academic studies are coordinated through the faculties of: Arts; Business and Law; Education; Health and Behavioural Sciences; and Science and Technology. Education and training is available at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, covering the disciplines in these faculties and including professional courses, mid-career professional development courses and postgraduate studies by course work and research.

Deakin University has concentrated research expertise in nine priority areas including Metal manufacturing. This group's work is based within the School of Engineering and Technology and takes place under two exciting new industry based research programs with Ford Australia: Stamping Technology for Automotive Manufacturing Processes (STAMP) and Iron and Aluminium Solidification Technology (FAST). The research is carried out in partnership with industry to solve real industry problems in metal manufacturing including metallurgy, control, modelling, automation and design.

The research team has recently become part of a Collaborative Research Centre (CASTmm), and has partnerships with many other organisations including BHP, Castrol, IMAG, Ajax Technology Centre, National Forge, Quality Heat, Foseco, and the Strategic Industry Research Foundation.

The School of Engineering and Technology has strong research activities in various metal-forming processes. Current research projects include: hot and cold-rolling of steel, aluminium and lead; sheet metal forming; hot and cold forging; grinding and machining. The technologies being applied include: microstructural modelling; friction and lubrication analysis; vision and control systems; clean manufacturing; flexible manufacturing; numerical modelling of deformation processes.

The key feature of these activities is the use of an integrated approach to solve complex industrial problems. Students work in teams and spend up to 80% of their time on-site at the industrial partner's production facilities.

The School of Engineering and Technology has established research expertise in the: thermomechanical processing of metals; fatigue, fracture and creep of composites and other advanced materials; structure-property relationships of steels, lead and aluminium alloys; processing and performance of advanced materials.

This research is supported by several well equipped materials laboratory. The School is capable of a wide range of materials testing and analysis tasks.

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School of Engineering and Technology
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Application of clean technology for carpet manufacturing
Chief Researcher: Baskaran Dr K
Sponsor: Godfrey Hirst Australia Pty Ltd
Duration: 1998-
Research Field Classification: 290306 Textile Technology


Fatigue and fracture performance of ultra fine ferrite steels
Chief Researcher: Crawford Dr B
Duration: 1999-
Research Field Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy


Stamping technology for automotive processes
Chief Researcher: Hodgson Prof P
Sponsors: Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited: (Ford URP), (Ford Australia), (Ford White Space); BHP Steel (Flat Products Division); Strategic Industry Research Foundation (SIRF)
Duration: 1997-2000
Research Field Classification: 290300 Manufacturing Engineering


The formation and mechanical properties of ultrafind grained steels
Chief Researcher: Hodgson Prof P
Duration: 1999-
Research Field Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy


The analysis and utilisation of metadynamic recrystallisation in hot working processes
Chief Researcher: Hodgson Prof P
Duration: 1999-
Research Field Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy


Development and implementation of a project for knowledge capture and improved process capability in automotive casting technology
Chief Researcher: Hodgson Prof P
Sponsor: Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited (FAST Project)
Duration: 1999-
Research Field Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy


Development of an integrated stamping system for the production of automotive body panels from metal coated steels
Chief Researcher: Hodgson Prof P
Sponsors: BHP Research; Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd; Castrol Australia
Duration: 1998-
Research Field Classification: 290300 Manufacturing Engineering


Development of optimized material, tooling and process for cold forging of bolts and screws utilizing advanced non-linear finite element and analysis
Chief Researcher: Hodgson Prof P
Sponsor: Ajax Technology Centre Pty Ltd
Duration: 1998-
Research Field Classification: 290300 Manufacturing Engineering


Development of a new characterising method for thin film coatings
Chief Researcher: Kong Dr L
Duration: 1999-
Research Field Classification: 290501: Mechanical Engineering


Computational simulation of heat/mass transfer through porous textile materials
Chief Researcher: Kong Dr L
Sponsor: Australian Academy of Science
Duration: 1998-
Research Field Classification: 290300 Manufacturing Engineering


Intelligent machine condition monitoring system for cold forging process
Chief Researchers: Nahavandi A/Prof S, Bodo R, Abachi Dr H
Sponsor: Ajax Technology Centre Pty Ltd
Duration: 1999-
Research Field Classification: 290304 Control Engineering


Braeside Project 1 - Machine condition monitoring
Chief Researcher: Nahavandi A/Prof S
Sponsor: Ajax Technology Centre Pty Ltd
Duration: 1998-
Research Fields Classification: 290501 Mechanical Engineering
290502 Industrial Engineering


Braeside Project 2 - Factory modelling
Chief Researcher: Nahavandi A/Prof S
Sponsor: Ajax Technology Centre Pty Ltd
Duration: 1998-
Research Field Classification: 280300 Computer Software


Developing an understanding of the fundamentals of roll formability of ZINCALUME G550
Chief Researchers: Scott R, Hodgson Prof P, Brownrigg Adjunct Prof A
Sponsor: BHP Steel (Roll Forming)
Duration: 1998-
Research Field Classification: 290300 Manufacturing Engineering


Constituitive behaviour of porous materials at high strain rates
Chief Researcher: Wang Dr B
Sponsor: Australian Academy of Science
Duration: 1999-
Research Field Classification: 291400 Materials Engineering


Improvement of material texture on rolled steels
Chief Researchers: Wang Dr B, Kyung-Keun Um
Sponsors: SMEC International Pty Ltd; Australian International Education Foundation
Duration: 1998-
Research Field Classification: 290300 Manufacturing Engineering

 


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