LightMAT Capabilities

The LightMAT resource network contains capabilities from the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory system. This search function enables you to view and filter these capabilities within LightMAT.
 
Many of the capabilities listed on this page are user facilities managed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Each user facility has established processes for submitting a proposal and gaining access. Visit http://science.energy.gov/user-facilities/user-resources/getting-started for more information.

Capability National Lab Description
Enhanced Understanding and Expertise of Structural Defects In Metals Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories' staff have the experience and expertise in investigating the mechanisms governing strain localization and dislocation transmission at interfaces of metals. This...
Finite Element Tools and Simulations Connecting Properties to Performance Sandia National Laboratories Fundamental consideration of finite deformation mechanics within the context of nonlinear finite element methodologies integrated with constitutive model domain expertise provides a path to material...
Microstructure-based Forming Simulation Tools for Face-centered Cubic and Hexagonal Close-packed Metals and Alloys Los Alamos National Laboratory This capability is based on Los Alamos National Laboratory’s unique, multiscale, crystal plasticity expertise used for developing and using physically based and experimentally validated,...
Additively Manufactured High Performance Carbon Fiber Composites Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL has developed a capability for additively manufacturing carbon fiber thermoset composites via direct ink writing micro-extrusion technology. LLNL can control fiber placement in 2.5 dimensions...
Top-down Design and Processing of Light Weight Alloys Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Large volume manufacturing of complex geometry components such as cylinder heads, engine block and turbo charger compressor impellers require castable ligh weight alloys that retain mechanical...
Synthesis, Processing/Manufacturing Capability, and Characterization Expertise in Polymer Sciences Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has extensive capabilities relevant to synthesis of novel polymers, reactive extrusion, molding, and characterization. Synthesis usually is done in small (0.25 L) to bench-scale (2 L) batch...
Additive Manufacturing of Metals Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL is working with additive manufacturing feedstocks, equipment manufacturers, and end users to revolutionize the way products are designed and built. The research and development in this field are...
Transportation and High Volume Composite Materials Manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL's integrated composite materials manufacturing capability incorporates materials and processing research and development via prototypical parts, components, and system demonstration.
High Rate and High Performance Joining of Composites Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has experience using microwaves to develop joining of polymeric products. Microwave-based joining of polymeric products has been developed via deposition of an electrically conductive material...
High Strain Rate Servo-Hydraulic Testing of Magnesium and Other Materials Oak Ridge National Laboratory The high rate test machine (HRTM) is built around a custom high-rate actuator designed and built by MTS Corp. Capacity is 9000 lbf at static conditions and 5500 lbf at maximum velocity of 700 in./sec...
Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-molded Long-fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL's capability allows for integrated use of state-of-the-art processes and constitutive models to calculate tensile and flexural stiffness properties of injection-molded long-fiber...
Integrated Health Monitoring and Non-destructive Testing of Composite Structures Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Structural health monitoring (SHM) can be defined as the process of on-demand, automated condition monitoring, or continuous self-interrogation of the state of health of a structure over its service...
Laser Ultrasonics Idaho National Laboratory Laser ultrasonics can provide micron- to nanometer-scale elastic property information commensurate with microstructure heterogeneity. Examples include monitoring recrystallization at high...
Laser Based Micron Level Thermal Property Measurement Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory uses a thermoreflectance approach to simultaneously measure thermal conductivity and diffusivity with micron-level resolution. This experimental information, in tandem with...
Non-destructive Characterization: Quantitative X-ray Computed Technology Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory has a variety of X-ray imaging systems capable of non-destructive three-dimensional (3D) imaging of objects and materials. These systems vary significantly in size and...
Casting Foundry Aluminum Alloy Design Idaho National Laboratory At a customer's request, Idaho National Laboratory can design novel foundry aluminum alloys that possess excellent castability, molten metal fluidity, resistance to hot solidification cracking,...
Aluminum Alloy Phase Equilibria, Thermodynamic Properties, and Microstructure Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory has the required computational tools and expertise (VASP, LAMMPS, GIBBS, PHONON, THERMO-CALC, DICTRA, and PRISMA) that enable designing different aluminum alloy tempers for...
Tramonto, an Open-source Code for Modeling Complex Fluids at Interfaces Sandia National Laboratories Tramonto is a code developed at SNL to solve classical density functional theories in three dimensions. These theories are used for predicting the structure and properties of fluids at the nanoscale...
Elastic Property Measurements and Detection of Component Flaws, Degradation or Damage using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The structural properties of a material can be determined with high accuracy using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) measurements coupled with finite element modeling predictions of vibrational...
Peridigm Code for Peridynamic Modeling of Constitutive Response and Material Failure Sandia National Laboratories Peridigm is an open-source computational mechanics code based on peridynamics, a nonlocal extension of classical continuum mechanics that provides a consistent mathematical framework for modeling...
Thermal Characterization and Modeling of Materials/Interfaces National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory focuses on advanced thermal and thermomechanical aspects for materials and interfaces for numerous applications, and performs comprehensive evaluation through...
Dislocation Core Engineering for Improved Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloys Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The increased use of magnesium alloys in the automotive industry continues to drive intensive efforts to optimize/tailor their properties to various potential applications in cars. Finding an optimal...
Crystal Mechanics and Experiments Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides classical crystal plasticity models for cubic and hexagonal symmetry materials, which includes treatment of both dislocation-glide- and twinning-based...
Constitutive Strength Modeling Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Dynamic and Quasi-static Experimental Team has long-standing expertise in the development of fully parameterized Johnson-Cook, Zerilli-Armstrong, and mechanical...
Reliability and Mechanical Characterization and Analysis National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory researches and investigates advanced thermomechanical and reliability aspects within multilayered structures, performing comprehensive evaluations via...

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