Abdalrhaman (Abdo) Mohamed Koko
Department of Materials
Abdalrhaman (Abdo) completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) and an MSc degree in Corrosion Engineering from the University of Manchester. Abdo worked as corrosion engineer in Oil and gas industry before returning for a DPhil.
His project aims to develop and validate a novel method that can quantitatively characterise stress and strain fields, in-situ with different modes of loading, for strain concentrating features at the microscale, which to date has remained elusive with unverified reliability. Employing High-resolution EBSD, micro-Laue Diffraction and µDIC for elastic and total deformation gradient data, and finite element analysis. Initial studies are being conducted on model materials (i.e. age-hardened duplex stainless steel, single crystal silicon and titanium aluminide) selected due to their EBSD suitability and well-characterised slip/twinning behaviour.
This project falls within the EPSRC Engineering research theme, in the area of Materials engineering - metals and alloys and is supervised by Professor James Marrow and Professor Angus J Wilkinson.