El principal objectiu del grup de recerca és l’estudi de la integritat estructural, la fiabilitat i el comportament de materials, amb aplicacions estructurals a l’enginyeria, en especial la fractura, fatiga, corrosió i micromecànica de ceràmics avançats, metall dur i compostos, acers i nous aliatges. A més, el CIEFMA forma part de TECNIO fent una tasca de suport a l’empresa i posseeix un Sistema de Gestió de la Qualitat
en la gestió de projectes, incidències i utilització d’equipaments. L’estratègia del grup es dirigeix principalment als sectors d’enginyeria de materials en el quals es disposa d’expertesa:
Metal•lúrgic, Transport, Energètic, Biomèdic i Educació. Les línies de recerca més rellevants, tal i
com s’ha esmentat anteriorment, són:
Comportament mecànic, fractura, fatiga i corrosió d’acers, aliatges de titani i nous aliatges
Ceràmiques tècniques avançades, ceràmiques nanoestructurades, resistència a la degradació i
modificació superficial.
Compostos metall/ceràmic, carburs cementats, fractura, fatiga i modificació superficial.
Recobriments, micromecànica i nanoindentació

http://futur.upc.edu/CIEFMA

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.

http://futur.upc.edu/CIEFMA

Recent Submissions

  • Substrate surface finish effects on scratch resistance and failure mechanisms of TiN-coated hardmetals 

    Yang, Jing; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep; Oden, M; Johansson Joesaar, M.P; Esteve, Joan; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel (Elsevier, 2015-03-15)
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    In this study, the influence of substrate surface finish on scratch resistance and associated failure mechanisms is investigated in the case of a TiN-coated hardmetal. Three different surface finish conditions are studied: ...
  • Student portfolio as a learning tool in UPC-BarcelonaTech technical and health degrees. Good practices in GTPoE-RIMA 

    Fransoy Bel, Marta; Sánchez Robert, Francesc Josep; Augè Serra, Montserrat; Salán Ballesteros, Maria Núria (Academic World Education & Research Center, 2012)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC-BARCELONATECH (http://www.upc.edu), is a technical university that teaches engineering, architecture and optometry degrees. RIMA project (http://www.upc.edu/rima) has been ...
  • Fracture toughness of cemented carbides: Testing method and microstructural effects 

    Sheikh, Saad; M'Saoubi, Rachid; Flasar, Petr; Schwind, Martin; Persson, Tomas; Yang, Jing; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel (2015-03-01)
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    Fracture toughness is one the most important parameters for design applications and performance assessment of WC-Co cemented carbides (hardmetals). Different from hardness, fracture toughness is commonly a property more ...
  • Fracture and fatigue behavior of WC-Co and WC-CoNi cemented carbides 

    Tarragó Cifre, Jose María; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep; Valle, Vladimir; Marsahll, J. M.; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel (2015-03-01)
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    The fracture and fatigue characteristics of several cemented carbide grades are investigated as a function of their microstructure. In doing so, the influence of binder chemical nature and content (Co and 76 wt.% Co-24 ...
  • Chemical introduced disorder effects on the critical current density and pinning mechanisms of YBa2-XSrXCu3O7-¿ 

    Flores, R. L.; Vieira, Valdemar das Neves; Teixeira Dias, Fábio; Pureur, P; Schaf, Jacob; Hneda, M; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep (2016)
    Article
    Open Access
    We report on isotherm ( T = 77.5 K) DC magnetization hysteresis loops of a series of YBa 2 -x Sr x Cu 3 O 7 - ¿ (x = 0, 0.02, 0.1, 0.25 and 0.37) single crystals with the purpose of studying the influence of chemically ...
  • Comparison between the magnetic irreversibility and zero resistance of high-quality melt-processed ybacuo superconductors 

    Teixeira Dias, Fábio; Vieira, Valdemar das Neves; Wolff-Fabris, Frederik; Kampert, Erik; Hneda, M; Schaf, Jacob; Farinela, G; Paiva Gouvêa, Cristol de; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep (2016)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper portrays a detailed study of the magnetic irreversibility limit Tirr (H) and of the zero resistance point Tc0 (H) of three different top-seeding melt-textured YBa2Cu3O7-d superconducting samples, with well-aligned ...
  • Applied scientific method in the laboratory 

    Amante García, Beatriz; Martínez Martínez, María del Rosario; Cadenato Matia, Ana María; Gallego Fernández, María Isabel; Salán Ballesteros, Maria Núria (Tempus Publications, 2011)
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  • RIMA project: activities and initiatives communion and sharing in educational innovation at UPC-BarcelonaTech 

    Salán Ballesteros, Maria Núria; Martínez Martínez, María del Rosario; Portet Cortés, Esperanza; Torra Bitlloch, Immaculada (2012)
    Article
    Open Access
    The RIMA project (Research and Innovation in Learning Methodologies, http://www.upc.edu/rima) is a proposal from Education Science Institute (ICE) of the (UPC-BARCELONATECH). The aim of this project is to become a forum ...
  • Resistencia mecánica de carburos cementados: influencia de la temperatura y la microestructura 

    Moyano, I; Bermejo, Raul; Salán Ballesteros, Maria Núria; Chicardi, E; Gotor Martínez, Francisco José; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel; Torres Hernández, Yadir (2015-04)
    Article
    Open Access
    En esta investigación se ha evaluado el efecto de la temperatura en la resistencia mecánica de carburos cementados (WC-Co) con diferente camino libre medio de la fase ligante. La misma se determinó a 600°C con discos ...
  • RIMA: research & innovation in learning methodologies. A dynamic tool of the ICE-UPC 

    Salán Ballesteros, Maria Núria; Martínez Martínez, María del Rosario; Adam Salvatierra, Araceli; Darnell Martín, Isabel; Portet Cortés, Esperanza; Torra Bitlloch, Immaculada (2009)
    Conference report
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    It’s time to change! In the new environment of the EHEA (European Higher Education Area), universities are committed to extending and modifying traditional learning techniques in ways that will allow them to incorporate ...

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