The Laboratory of Computational Mechanics was created to development and experimental validation of the technology of manufacturing of ultra-thin wires made of spatial magnesium alloys and modeling the wide range of materials processing technologies. Currently, the lab consists of:
- The own-construction device for cold and hot drawing process (patented, PL221561 B1)
- The device for mechanical testing of the ultra-thin wires (own-construction)
- 3D Printer (technology FDM)
- Metallographic polisher with automatic system for suspension dosing
- The optical microscope for quick testing the ultra-thin wires
- The ultrasonic cleaner for drawing dies
- Two pirometers for measurements temperatures in the range 20-1600ᵒC
- The computational server for FEM modeling the drawing processes and other phenomena and processes which are considered in the realized research projects
- License for the FEM software QForm for simulation the processes of metal forming
- The own FEM software dedicated to:
- drawing process
- extrusion process
- rolling process
- process of the cooling with modeling the residual stresses in material
- modeling of the stresses and strains state in artificial heart device POLVAD.
The research performed in the lab has been awarded both in the Poland and Worldwide:
- Silver Certificate Award in Non-Ferrous Division of Wire Association Int., USA, 2010
- Wire Association International, Marshall V. Yokelson Memorial Medal Award in the Nonferrous Division, USA, 2015
- Professor A. Rodziewicz-Bielewicz Memorial Award in 2016 for the New technology of production of ultra-thin wire from hard deformable Mg alloys.
- Results of the research performed in the lab were widely presented in media (TV, Radio, Dziennik Polski).
More information one can find in website: www.lcm.agh.edu.pl