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.
Chicardi, E.; Bermejo, R.; Gotor, F.; Llanes, L.; Torres, Y. International journal of refractory metals and hard materials Vol. 71, p. 82-91 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2017.11.003 Date of publication: 2018-02 Journal article
Tarrago, J.; Coureaux, D.; Torres, Y.; Jimenez-Pique, E.; Schneider, L.; Fair, J.; Llanes, L. International journal of refractory metals and hard materials Vol. 71, p. 221 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2017.11.031 Date of publication: 2018-02 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
Bermejo, R.; Torres, Y.; Sanchez-Herencia, A.; Baudin, C.; Anglada, M.; Llanes, L. Fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures Vol. 29, num. 2, p. 71-78 Date of publication: 2006-02 Journal article
Rodríguez, S.; Mateo, A.; Anglada, M.; Llanes, L.; Torres, Y.; Rodríguez, J. Materials science and engineering A. Structural materials properties microstructure and processing Vol. 387-389, p. 501-504 DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2003.12.072 Date of publication: 2004-12 Journal article