SEMINAR «Embedded elements in multi-level finite elements models of composites»

Prof Stepan Lomov
Composite Materials Group, coordinator
Toray Chair in Composite Materials
Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven

February 3rd, 2016
13.00 – 14.30
Room 148



Thermal spraying is a relatively young technology which can be used for repair, surface modification, and recently near net shape forming by deposition of multiple layer of desired materials. Several industries can be benefited from this technology while many applications have still not been discovered. Different thermal spraying technologies and some case studies will be presented.

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is an advanced method for rapid fabrication of components by repeatedly applying thin layers of materials based on a 3D model. This technique can be utilized for different applications. Many opportunities are available for future development in this area which will be discussed in this presentation.

Parts and components are built layer-by-layer in near net shape forming using Thermal Spraying and for this reason thermal spraying can be classified as Additive Manufacturing technologies. These new tools provide competitive advantages for modern industries. Some completed and on-going projects by Azarmi’s team will be introduced and opportunities and plans for advancement in this area at Skoltech will be discussed.


Dr. Fardad Azarmi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and he is the Chair of Education Committee of the International Thermal Spraying Society. He has received his MSc from University of Western Ontario, London in 2003 and his Ph.D. from University of Toronto in 2008 with an emphasis in advanced manufacturing techniques to develop complex structures.

Fardad Azarmi has been a licensed Professional Engineer in Canada since 2004. His research is primarily in advanced manufacturing, thermal spraying, computational solid mechanics, bio-mechanics, and materials science. He has published two books in the area of 3D modeling for advanced applications and fundamentals of engineering graphics. He has more than 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference proceedings. Several graduate students at MS.C and Ph.D. levels completed their education under his supervision. He has been awarded more than 4 million dollars as PI and Co-PI and about $500,000 as a senior personnel from NSF, US DOD, NASA, ND EPSCoR, US DOT, FORD, CATERPILLAR, US Department of Commerce, and other industry.

Dr. Azarmi has established Hard Coating Research Laboratory (HCRL) at NDSU in 2013 with the funding from ND EPSCoR program.