Mariia Arseenko
PhD student
engineer at Belgorod National Research University in 2013

Main project: Design, Friction Stir Processing and characterization of a new healable aluminum alloy.
Funding: FRIA
Supervisor(s): Aude Simar

Aluminum alloys are widely used in the aerospace industry because of a good combination of mechanical properties and lightness. Large iron-rich intermetallic particles contained in the aluminum alloys are their source of damage. My PhD project proposes to aim for a new paradigm very little exploited for metallic systems: damage healing. Thus, I will design, process and characterize a new healable aluminum alloys.
Friction Stir Processing (FSP) will be used to fabricate aluminum based Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) with healing ability. Indeed, FSP leads to microstructure refinement, homogenization and porosity reduction that can significantly postpone damage. Moreover, FSP provides uniform distribution of reinforcing particles in the produced MMCs. FSP may also be used to process out-of-equilibrium microstructures.
In order to heal damage, low-melting point intermetallic compounds will be embedded in an aluminum matrix by FSP and be the source of damage rather than the iron-rich intermetallic particles. Healing will be triggered by a heat treatment causing local melting of the healing particles.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Processing and characterisation of materials

fracture mechanics
metallic alloys
welding and joining

Research group(s): IMAP

Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Huang, Chunjie; Arseenko, Mariia; Zhao, Lv; Xie, Yingchun; Elsenberg, Andreas; Li, Wenya; Gärtner, Frank; Simar, Aude; Klassen, Thomas. Property prediction and crack growth behavior in cold sprayed Cu deposits. In: Materials & Design, Vol. 206, p. 109826 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2021.109826.

Conference Papers

1. Arseenko, Mariia; Ding, Lipeng; Idrissi, Hosni; Simar, Aude. Production of a healable Al-based Metal Matrix Composites by Friction Stir Processing. In: THERMEC‘2021 – Book of Abstracts, 2021, p. 58-59 (#115) xxx.

2. Simar, Aude; Arseenko, Mariia; Zhao, Lv; Gomes Affonseca Netto, Nelson; Ding, Lipeng; Idrissi, Hosni. Friction Stir Processed Al alloys for damage mitigation and healing. 2019 xxx.

3. Arseenko, Mariia; Ding, Lipeng; Idrissi, Hosni; Maire, Eric; Villanova, Julie; Zhao, Lv; Simar, Aude. Investigation of Healing Ability of 6XXX Series Based Al Alloy Produced by Friction Stir Processing. 2019 xxx.

4. Arseenko, Mariia; Zhao, Lv; Ding, Lipeng; Idrissi, Hosni; Eric Maire; Julie Villanova; Simar, Aude. Healable Al alloys production by Friction Stir Processing. 2019 xxx.

5. Arseenko, Mariia; Ding, Lipeng; Simar, Aude; Idrissi, Hosni. In-situ TEM observation of healing process in Al 6xxx based alloy. 2019 xxx.

6. Arseenko, Mariia; Hannard, Florent; Zhao, Lv; Ding, Lipeng; Idrissi, Hosni; Simar, Aude. First steps towards the healable aluminum alloys. 2018 xxx.