The research group's main aim is to study the structural integrity, reliability and behaviour of materials for structural applications in engineering, particularly fracture, fatigue, corrosion and micromechanics of advanced ceramics, hard metals and composites, steels and new alloys. In addition, the CIEFMA is part of the TECNIO network and offers support to businesses. It also has a quality management system for managing projects and handling incidents and the use of facilities. The research group's strategy mainly targets the materials engineering sectors in which it has expertise: metallurgy, transport, energy, biomedicine and education. Its most significant research lines are the following: mechanical behaviour, fracture, fatigue and corrosion of steels, titanium alloys and new alloys; advanced technical ceramics, nanostructured ceramics, resistance to degradation and surface modification; metal-ceramic composites, cemented carbides and fracture, fatigue and surface modification; and coatings, micromechanics and nanoindentation.
Valle, J.; Mestra, A.; Marro, F.G.; Anglada, M. Journal of the European Ceramic Society Vol. 33, num. 15-16, p. 3145-3155 DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2013.06.007 Date of publication: 2013-12 Journal article
Gouvêa, C.P.; Teixeira, T.; Vieira, V.N.; da Silva, D.L.; Schaf, J.; Wolff-Fabris, F.; Roa, J.J. Journal of the Korean Physical Society Vol. 62, num. 10, p. 1414-1417 DOI: 10.3938/jkps.62.1414 Date of publication: 2013-05 Journal article
Rayón, E.; Moreno, R.; Alcázar, C.; Salvador, M.D.; Manjón, F.; Jimenez-Pique, E.; Llanes, L. Journal of the American Ceramic Society Vol. 96, num. 4, p. 1070-1076 DOI: 10.1111/jace.12225 Date of publication: 2013-02-28 Journal article
Giró-Paloma, J.; Roa, J.J.; Díez-Pascual, A.M.; Rayón, E.; Flores, A.; Martínez, M.; Chimenos, J. M.; Fernández , A.I. European polymer journal Vol. 49, p. 4047-4053 Date of publication: 2013 Journal article
Llanes, L.; Salan, N.; Casas, B.; Mestra, A.; Torres, Y. International journal of refractory metals and hard materials Vol. 36, p. 60-65 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2011.12.008 Date of publication: 2013-01 Journal article