Key research areas:
Microstructure-properties-performance relationship in advanced metallic materials. Advanced characterization of materials, wear and failure analysis, electron microscopy.
Microstructure formation and stability in non-equilibrium structures, phase transformations, crystallization and grain growth.
Tribology, tribology in sheet metal forming, friction and wear under severe conditions of high-temperature and high-stress applications
Additive manufacturing, selective laser melting of new titanium alloys for medical applications.
Additive manufacturing of ferrous material, tool steels for tooling applications.
• 2015-2019, KKS Synergy project, - Fatigue and Wear in Manufacturing Industry (project ID 20150090, budget 18.5 Mkr, role – co applicant, research manager of sub-project WEAR). The project is focused on the combined effect of sliding wear and fatigue loading, including impact fatigue loads in severe industrial applications, on materials performance. Partners - Atlas Copco Rock, Sandvik Mining Rock Tools, Ovako Steel and Uddeholms AB
• 2017-2020, EU project AT-LAB - regional additive manufacturing laboratory at Karlstad university, (project ID: 20201144, budget 13.8 Mkr, role – project leader). The project is dealing with development and implementation of a sustainable and resource-efficient additive manufacturing technology – selective laser melting - and is dedicated to networking and research in collaboration with regional manufacturing industry. The project is co-financed by Region Värmland, Karlstad University and European Regional Development Fund.
Courses at advanced level:
Deformation and failure
Characterization of materials
Materials in industrial applications
Project work on future engineering materials
Degree Project for Master of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
P20 Additiv Manufacturing Technologies for Metals, part of The Graduate School Produktion2030
I.Yadroitsev, P.Krakhmalev, I.Yadroitsava, Selective laser melting of Ti6Al4V alloy: temperature monitoring and microstructural evolution, Journal of alloys and compounds, Volume 583, 15 January 2014, Pages 404-409.
P. Krakhmalev, I. Yadroitsev. Microstructure and properties of intermetallic composite coatings fabricated by selective laser melting of Ti–SiC powder mixtures Intermetallics, Volume 46, March 2014, Pages 147-155.
I. Yadroitsev, P. Krakhmalev, I. Yadroitsava. Hierarchical design principles of selective laser melting for high quality metallic objects, Additive Manufacturing, Volume 7, July 2015, Pages 45–56.
M.G. Moletsane, P. Krakhmalev, N. Kazantseva, A. Du Plessis, I. Yadroitsava, I. Yadroitsev,Tensile properties and microstructure of direct metal laser sintered Ti6Al4V (ELI) alloy, South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, November 2016 Vol 27(3) Special Edition, pp 110-121
I. van Zyl, M. Moletsane, P. Krakhmalev, I. Yadroitsava, I. Yadroitsev, Validation of miniaturized tensile testing on DMLS TI6AL4V (ELI) specimens, South African Journal of Industrial Engineering November 2016 Vol 27(3) Special Edition, pp 192-200.
P. Krakhmalev, G. Fredriksson, I. Yadroitsava, I. Yadroitsev. In situ heat treatment in selective laser melted martensitic AISI420 stainless steels, Materials and Design Volume 87, 15 December 2015, Pages 380–385.
I.Yadroitsev, P. Krakhmalev, I. Yadroitsava, S. Johansson, I. Smurov, Energy input effect on morphology and microstructure of selective laser melting single track from metallic powder, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Volume 213, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 606-613.
Gåård, A., P. Krakhmalev, J. Bergström, Microstructural characterization and wear behavior of (Fe,Ni)-TiC MMC prepared by DMLS, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 421, Issues 1-2, 14 September 2006, Pages 166-171.