Mechanical Behavior Laboratory University of Nevada, Reno

Research Interests

  • Micromechanics of materials;
  • Elastic-plastic finite element analysis;
  • Fatigue and fracture of materials and structures;
  • Inelastic constitutive relations;
  • Rolling contact analysis;
  • Multiaxial deformation and fatigue;
  • Thermo-mechanical behavior, fatigue cracking behavior, durability of material systems
  • Self-loosening of bolted joints.
Current Research Projects

  • NSF: Understanding the Unique Fatigue Behavior of Magnesium Alloys, 2018-2021
  • DLA: Fatigue of Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel 17-4PH Stainless Steel, 2017-2019
Major Projects Conducted

  • NSF: Experimental Study of Cyclic Deformation Mechanisms in Magnesium, 2015-2018
  • DoE: Predictive Modeling Tools for Additive Manufacturing, 2016-2018
  • DoE: "SISGR: Micro-Mechanisms and Multi-Scale Modeling of Cyclic Plastic Deformation of MAgnesium Single Crystals," 2009-2014;
  • NSF: "MRI: Acquisition of High Performance Nano-Mechanical Tester for Micro/Nanomechanical Characterization of Materials," 2011-2014;
  • ONR: Environmental Effects on the Incubation Time Characteristics in Stress-Corrosion Cracking, 2008-2010;
  • Development of a Novel Approach for Fatigue Life Prediction of Structural Materials, Department of Defence (DoD), 2005-2008;
  • Compliant Heat Exchange Matrices for Cooling of Sensors and Electronics, Department of Defence (DoD), 2003-2006;
  • Rolling Contact Stress and Failure Analyses, Association of American Railroads,1997-;
  • Micromechanics Mechanisms and Cyclic Mechanical Behavior, National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), 2000-2003;
  • Study of Self-Loosening of Bolted Joints, Ford Motor Company University Research Program, 2000-2003;
  • Investigation of Fatigue Strength of Riveted and Spot Welded Automotive Sheet-Metal Joints, Ford Motor Company, 2000-2004;
  • Multi-Functional Materials for Thermal Control of Sensors and Electronics, Department of Defence (DoD), 2000-2003;
  • Mechanistic Modeling of Material Deformation and Failure, Ford Motor Company, 2000-2001;
  • Seismic Upgrade to Performance Standards Using Non-Linear Time History Methodology, BOEING, 1997-1999;
The Details of Dr. Jiang's Research Accomplishments