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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Graphene coatings make steel corrosion-resistant

IFM researchers have grown graphene flakes directly onto stainless steel, improving the metal's resistance to corrosion.

Miracle fuel

IFM researchers are helping to make hydrogen extraction from water more feasible.

Not just a flight of fancy

IFM researchers get closer to shape-morphing aircraft wings.

Deakin showcases 3D sheet metal forming at Numisheet 2014

Deakin's Professor Jeong Whan Yoon chaired the organising committee for Numisheet 2014.

Master of his destiny

Deakin right fit for (auto)motivated Mohan Setty.

Finite Element Analysis

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Laboratory

An image of the Sheet formability testing facility
Our Advanced Cad Lab is a dedicated computer lab for engineering analysis and computer aided drawing applications. It combines CAD and CAE software packages to solve complex material and mechanical problems. Deakin Staff and Students (and their visitors) can book the high end machines for up to 2 weeks for use on their analyses. Occasionally technical tutorials of the latest advanced in software of various codes are run - contact the computational modelling research leader for more details.

For very large computational problems, we also have allocated time on VPAC supercomputing facilities and have access to Computational Software Development expertise at VPAC.

Software includes

  • Abaqus
  • Ansys
  • AutoForm
  • Digimat
  • Copra
  • Fluent, Gambit
  • Forge
  • HEEDS - optimisation
  • Hyperworks
  • LSDyna
  • Matlab
  • MSC-Marc
  • SFE Concept
  • Solidworks
  • Thermocalc

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015