Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

"Physics of Strength and Intellectual Diagnostic Methods" Laboratory

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning, research institutions of the governmental academies of sciences and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0031

Host institution of higher learning:
State educational institution of higher professional education "Togliatti State University"

Scientific research area:
Engineering

Project goals:
1. To improve the application efficiency of engineering technologies and expensive equipment operated in extreme workload conditions;
2. To mitigate the risk of technogenic disasters by monitoring the technical condition of equipment and exercising control over technological processes using the ultrasonic vibrations generated by materials and equipment as information feedback.

Key project objectives:
1. To develop physical principles and technologies that can be used to monitor materials, mechanisms, and structures on account of their integrity and forecast their failure points in real time;
2. To develop automatic systems of adaptive control over technological processes;
3. To ensure effective and efficient transfer of university research into the industry of the Samara region and other subjects of the Russian Federation.

Anticipated project outputs:
The project will help develop systems that can be used to control technological processes and monitor equipment on account of its integrity thereby improving their production efficiency and preventing technogenic disasters.

Potential application areas:
Engineering, aviation and space technologies and equipment, petrochemical equipment, ship-building, fundamental science.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Vinogradov, Alexey Yuryevich

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Academic degrees:
Doctor of technical sciences, candidate of physical and mathematical sciences

Job title:
Professor at the University of Osaka (Japan)

Field of scientific interests:
1. Physics of material strength
2. Prognostication of failure

Key scientific achievements:
The leading scientist is the organizer and leading researcher of 11 scientific research projects implemented under the auspices of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, including the following:
- Methodology of assessment of fatigue failure (1997-1998);
- Fatigue in super-elastic nanomaterials (1998-1999);
- Development of ultra-fine-grain aluminum alloys with enhanced fatigue properties (1999-2000);
- Improving the strength of aluminum-magnesium-scandium alloys with an ultra-fine-grain structure (2001-2002);
- Identifying the critical structure that is the precursor of fatigue failure using the ECCI technology in a scanning electron microscope (2001-2002);
- Localization of deformations; statistic and fatigue failure of superstring pure titanium (2001-2002);
- Surface amorphization achieved by a super-strong electrical impulse (2002);
- Multilevel characterization of fatigue structures and their evolution in cyclical deformation (2002-2005);
- Acoustic emission in localization of deformations in materials (2006-2007).

At present, the leading scientist is working on the following projects:
- Assessment of temporal parameters of unstable elastic deformation and localization of deformations in metallic glasses using the acoustic emission technology;
- Exercising control over rotating parts of machines and mechanisms by using the acoustic emission technology with artificial intelligence;
- Monitoring acoustic emission and martensitic transformations in 316L austenite stainless steel (TRIP-steel);
- Modeling fatigue in metals at the microstructural level;
- Bulk nanomaterials: improving fatigue resistance.

Scientific recognition:
- Owner of eight patents (Russian and international);
- Author of more than 140 referenced publications;
- Japanese Institute of Metals prize for outstanding achievements in researching monocrystals using the ECAP technology (2007).

Member of the following professional organizations:
- Japanese Institute of Metals;
- Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (USA)
Member of the editorial board of the "International Journal of Functional Materials".

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