Alexander M. Korsunsky

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There is a fundamental interest in studying photoinduced dynamics in nanoparticles and nanostructures as it provides insight into their mechanical and thermal properties out of equilibrium and during phase transitions. Nanoparticles can display significantly different properties from the bulk, which is due to the interplay between their size, morphology,(More)
The knowledge of the mechanical properties of dental materials related to their hierarchical structure is essential for understanding and predicting the effect of microstructural alterations on the performance of dental tissues in the context of forensic and archaeological investigation as well as laser irradiation treatment of caries. So far, few studies(More)
Human enamel is a hierarchical mineralized tissue with a two-level composite structure. Few studies have focused on the structure-mechanical property relationship and its link to the multi-scale architecture of human enamel, whereby the response to mechanical loading is affected not only by the rod distribution at micro-scale, but also strongly influenced(More)
Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers enjoy an exceptionally wide range of applications due to their remarkable versatility. These block co-polymers are used here as an example of a structurally inhomogeneous composite containing nano-scale gradients, whose internal strain differs depending on the length scale of consideration. Here we present a combined(More)
Synchrotron energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction experiments on station 16.3 at the SRS for residual strain mapping are reported. A white beam with an energy-discriminating detector allows measurements to be made through 3 mm Al, Ti, Fe and Cu alloys with acquisition times of approximately 30 s per 0.3 mm(3) sampling volume. The collected profiles were(More)
A better understanding of the effective mechanical behavior of polycrystalline materials requires an accurate knowledge of the behavior at a scale smaller than the grain size. The X-ray Laue microdiffraction technique available at beamline BM32 at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility is ideally suited for probing elastic strains (and associated(More)
Bulk metallic glass matrix composites (BMGMCs) are a new class of metal alloys which have significantly increased ductility and impact toughness, resulting from the ductile crystalline phases distributed uniformly within the amorphous matrix. However, the 3D structures and their morphologies of such composite at nano and micrometre scale have never been(More)
— In many cases residually stresses surface layers that are obtained by surface treatment or coating deposition contain significant stress gradients. These gradients affect the performance of component surfaces under the conditions of contact loading in service, such as impact, scratch and abrasion, wear, erosion, fretting fatigue, etc. The determination of(More)
In this paper, an efficient numerical method to solve sliding contact problems is proposed. Explicit formulae for the Gauss–Jacobi numerical integration scheme appropriate for the singular integral equations of the second kind with Cauchy kernels are derived. The resulting quadrature formulae for the integrals are valid at nodal points determined from the(More)
A fast and efficient numerical method based on the Gauss-Jacobi quadrature is described that is suitable for solving Fredholm singular integral equations of the second kind that are frequently encountered in fracture and contact mechanics. Here we concentrate on the case when the unknown function is singular at both ends of the interval. Quadrature formulae(More)