A/Prof. Tim Hilditch

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Deputy Head of School

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

Research interests

Advanced materials manufacturing and performance

Material deformation, fatigue and fracture

Teaching interests

Materials and manufacturing

Publications

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2020

Linking Antioxidant Depletion with Material Properties for Polyethylene Pipes Resins

N Byrne, R De Silva, T Hilditch

(2020), Vol. 60, pp. 323-329, Polymer Engineering and Science, C1

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2019

A comparison of interfacial testing methods and sensitivities to carbon fiber surface treatment conditions

F Stojcevski, T Hilditch, L Henderson

(2019), Vol. 118, pp. 293-301, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Influence of different UV exposure time on the CFRP/aluminum single lap joints strength and fracture modes

Salah Khaleel, Bernard Rolfe, R Al-Ameri, Tim Hiliditch

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 379-387, International journal of automotive technology, Seoul, Korea, C1

journal

Quantification of strain partitioning during low cycle fatigue of multi-phase steels containing a bainite matrix

N Stanford, J Wang, T Hilditch

(2019), Vol. 129, pp. 1-10, International Journal of Fatigue, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2018

Austenite plasticity mechanisms and their behavior during cyclic loading

S Paul, N Stanford, T Hilditch

(2018), Vol. 106, pp. 185-195, International journal of fatigue, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Identifying mechanically induced chemical changes to vintage grade high density polyethylene pipes during squeeze-off

N Byrne, R De Silva, T Hilditch, K Lenghaus

(2018), Vol. 65, pp. 242-248, Polymer testing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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A modern account of Iosipescu testing

F Stojcevski, T Hilditch, L Henderson

(2018), Vol. 107, pp. 545-554, Composites part A: applied science and manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Assessing the integrity of in service polyethylene pipes

R De Silva, T Hilditch, N Byrne

(2018), Vol. 67, pp. 228-233, Polymer testing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Effect of carbon fiber oxidization parameters and sizing deposition levels on the fiber-matrix interfacial shear strength

F Stojcevski, T Hilditch, T Gengenbach, L Henderson

(2018), Vol. 114, pp. 212-224, Composites part A: applied science and manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Experimental investigation of the UV influence on the fatigue life of SLJ of CFRP/AL

S Khaleel, T Hilditch, B Rolfe, R Al-Ameri

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, International journal of applied mechanics, Singapore, C1

journal
2017

Stagnation zone during the turning of Duplex SAF 2205 stainless steels alloy

J Nomani, A Pramanik, T Hilditch, G Littlefair

(2017), Vol. 32, pp. 1486-1489, Materials and manufacturing processes, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Effect of residual stress on the matrix fatigue cracking of rapidly cured epoxy/anhydride composites

M Joosten, S Agius, T Hilditch, C Wang

(2017), Vol. 101, pp. 521-528, Composites part A: applied science and manufacturing, Kidlington, Eng., C1

journal

The influence of UV level and exposure time on the performance of the epoxy based adhesive material

S Khaleel, R Al-Ameri, B Rolfe, T Hilditch

(2017), pp. 31-37, ISCA 2017 : Proceedings of The First MoHESR and HCED Iraqi Scholars Conference in Australasia 2017, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Investigating the impact of laser treatment on fracture modes and strength of CFRP/AL 6061 single lap joint

S Khaleel, B Rolfe, R Al-Ameri, T Hilditch

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 18-22, APFIS2017 : Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures, Singapore, E1

conference
2016

Investigation on the behavior of austenite and ferrite phases at stagnation region in the turning of duplex stainless steel alloys

J Nomani, A Pramanik, T Hilditch, G Littlefair

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 3165-3177, Metallurgical and materials transactions a, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Functionally graded porous scaffolds made of Ti-based agglomerates

K Nazari, T Hilditch, M Dargusch, A Nouri

(2016), Vol. 63, pp. 157-163, Journal of the mechanical behaviour of biomedical materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Rapidly cured epoxy/anhydride composites: effect of residual stress on laminate shear strength

S Agius, M Joosten, B Trippit, C Wang, T Hilditch

(2016), Vol. 90, pp. 125-136, Composites part A: applied science and manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Shear displacement and actual strain during chip segmentation when cutting aerospace alloy Ti-5553

D Yan, T Hilditch, H Kishawy, G Littlefair

(2016), pp. 753-760, Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2016, E1

conference
2015

Effects of milling time on powder packing characteristics and compressive mechanical properties of sintered Ti-10Nb-3Mo alloy

K Nazari, A Nouri, T Hilditch

(2015), Vol. 140, pp. 55-58, Materials letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Compressibility of a Ti-based alloy with varying amounts of surfactant prepared by high-energy ball milling

K Nazari, A Nouri, T Hilditch

(2015), Vol. 279, pp. 33-41, Powder technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Chip formation mechanism and machinability of wrought duplex stainless steel alloys

J Nomani, A Pramanik, T Hilditch, G Littlefair

(2015), Vol. 80, pp. 1127-1135, International journal of advanced manufacturing technology, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Effect of martensite volume fraction on low cycle fatigue behaviour of dual phase steels: Experimental and microstructural investigation

S Paul, N Stanford, T Hilditch

(2015), Vol. 638, pp. 296-304, Materials science and engineering A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The effect of low cycle fatigue, ratcheting and mean stress relaxation on stress-strain response and microstructural development in a dual phase steel

S Paul, N Stanford, A Taylor, T Hilditch

(2015), Vol. 80, pp. 341-348, International journal of fatigue, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Effect of martensite morphology on low cycle fatigue behaviour of dual phase steels: Experimental and microstructural investigation

S Paul, N Stanford, T Hilditch

(2015), Vol. 644, pp. 53-60, Materials science and engineering A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Effect of mean stress on multiaxial ratcheting life: a simplified life prediction model based on average equivalent stress amplitude

S Paul, T Hilditch

(2015), Vol. 50, pp. 366-372, Journal of strain analysis for engineering design, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal

Properties and automotive applications of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS)

T Hilditch, T de Souza, P Hodgson

(2015), pp. 9-28, Welding and joining of advanced high strength steels (AHSS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Mechanical properties and microstructure of powder metallurgy Ti-xNb-yMo alloys for implant materials

K Nazari, A Nouri, T Hilditch

(2015), Vol. 88, pp. 1164-1174, Materials and design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Design of learning spaces for engineering education

P Collins, T Hilditch, M Joordens

(2015), pp. 1-9, AAEE 2015 : Blended design and project based learning. Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

An investigation on milling rotation speed and addition time of surfactant in synthesis of Ti-Nb-Mo alloy

K Nazari, A Nouri, T Hilditch

(2015), pp. 19-26, POWDERMET 2015 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate MaterialS 2015, San Diego, California, E1-1

conference
2014

The addition of a surfactant at regular time intervals in the mechanical alloying process

K Nazari, A Nouri, T Hilditch

(2014), Vol. 615, pp. 47-55, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Improving student engagement through content and assessment choice in a common first year

Tim Hilditch, S Chandrasekaran, Paul Collins

(2014), pp. 1-8, AAEE 2014 : Assessment and Learning for Engineering : Proceedings of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference and IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

conference
2013

The effect of the die radius profile accuracy on wear in sheet metal stamping

M Pereira, M Weiss, B Rolfe, T Hilditch

(2013), Vol. 66, pp. 44-53, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, C1

journal

The role of shear banding on the fatigue ductility of ultrafine-grained aluminium

S Malekjani, P Hodgson, N Stanford, T Hilditch

(2013), Vol. 68, pp. 269-272, Scripta Materialia, C1

journal

Shear bands evolution in ultrafine-grained aluminium under cyclic loading

S Malekjani, P Hodgson, N Stanford, T Hilditch

(2013), Vol. 68, pp. 821-824, Scripta Materialia, C1

journal

Machinability study of first generation duplex (2205), second generation duplex (2507) and austenite stainless steel during drilling process

J Nomani, A Pramanik, T Hilditch, G Littlefair

(2013), Vol. 304, pp. 20-28, Wear, C1

journal

Fracture mechanics of stainless steel foams

S Kashef, A Asgari, T Hilditch, W Yan, V Goel, P Quadbeck, P Hodgson

(2013), Vol. 578, pp. 115-124, Materials Science and Engineering A, C1

journal

Cryo-rolling and formability of 2024 aluminium

A Taylor, M Weiss, T Hilditch, P Hodgson, N Stanford

(2013), Vol. 765, pp. 434-438, Materials Science Forum, C1

journal

On quantifying the strain rate during chip formation when machining aerospace alloy Ti-5553

D Yan, T Hilditch, H Kishawy, G Littlefair

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 123-128, Procedia CIRP, C1

journal
2012

Role of microstructure in the low cycle fatigue of multi-phase steels

T Hilditch, H Beladi, P Hodgson, N Stanford

(2012), Vol. 534, pp. 288-296, Materials Science and Engineering A, C1

journal

Formability of cryo-rolled aluminium in uniaxial and biaxial tension

A Taylor, M Weiss, T Hilditch, N Stanford, P Hodgson

(2012), Vol. 555, pp. 148-153, Materials Science and Engineering A, C1

journal

Effect of carburising on geometrical control during quenching of martensitic sheet steel channels

D Fabijanic, T Hilditch

(2012), Vol. 212, pp. 1802-1809, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, C1

journal

Strain rate effect on the cyclic deformation response of UFG Al alloys

S Malekjani, P Hodgson, P Cizek, T Hilditch

(2012), Vol. 548, pp. 69-74, Materials Science and Engineering A, C1

journal

Fatigue crack propagation mechanism in open pore metal foams

S Kashef, T Hilditch, P Hodgson, A Asgari

(2012), pp. 191-209, Fatigue Crack Growth: Mechanisms, Behavior and Analysis, B1

chapter
2011

Cyclic deformation response of UFG 2024 Al alloy

S Malekjani, P Hodgson, P Cizek, I Sabirov, T Hilditch

(2011), Vol. 33, pp. 700-709, International Journal of Fatigue, C1

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Cyclic deformation response of ultrafine pure Al

S Malekjani, P Hodgson, P Cizek, T Hilditch

(2011), Vol. 59, pp. 5358-5367, Acta Materialia, C1

journal

Fatigue crack growth behavior of titanium foams for medical applications

S Kashef, A Asgari, T Hilditch, W Yan, V Goel, P Hodgson

(2011), Vol. 528, pp. 1602-1607, Materials Science and Engineering A, C1

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Integrated fluid-thermal-structural numerical analysis for the quenching of metallic components

W Gao, D Fabijanic, T Hilditch, L Kong

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 137-140, Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University (Science), C1

journal
2010

Effect of manufacturing process on the final properties of advanced high strength steels for automotive applications

E Pereloma, I Timokhina, T Hilditch, P Hodgson

(2010), Vol. 638-642, pp. 148-153, Materials Science Forum, C1

journal

Fracture toughness of titanium foams for medical applications

S Kashef, A Asgari, T Hilditch, W Yan, V Goel, P Hodgson

(2010), Vol. 527, pp. 7689-7693, Materials Science and Engineering A, C1

journal
2009

Cyclic deformation of advanced high-strength steels: Mechanical behavior and microstructural analysis

T Hilditch, I Timokhina, L Robertson, E Pereloma, P Hodgson

(2009), Vol. 40, pp. 342-353, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, C1

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Performance of wrought aluminium and magnesium alloy tubes in three-point bending

T Hilditch, D Atwell, M Easton, M Barnett

(2009), Vol. 30, pp. 2316-2322, Materials and Design, C1

journal

Effect of grain size on the performance of extruded magnesium alloy tubes in three-point bending

T Hilditch, D Atwell, A Beer

(2009), Vol. 618 619, pp. 523-526, Materials Science Forum, C1

journal

Wear mechanisms in forming of HSS and AHSS

M Weiss, M Pereira, B Rolfe, T Hilditch

(2009), pp. 691-702, IDDRG 2009 : Material property data for more effective numerical analysis : Proceedings of the International Deep-Drawing Research Group 2009 annual conference, Golden, Colorado, E1-1

conference
2008

The effect of prestrain and bake hardening on the low-cycle fatigue properties of TRIP steel

L Robertson, T Hilditch, P Hodgson

(2008), Vol. 30, pp. 587-594, International Journal of Fatigue, C1

journal

Magnesium alloy applications in automative structures

M Easton, A Beer, M Barnett, C Davies, G Dunlop, Y Durandet, S Blacket, T Hilditch, P Beggs

(2008), Vol. 60, pp. 57-62, JOM, C1

journal
2007

Effect of susceptibility to interfacial fracture on fatigue properties of spot-welded high strength sheet steel

T Hilditch, J Speer, D Matlock

(2007), Vol. 28, pp. 2566-2576, Materials and Design, C1

journal

Influence of low-strain deformation characteristics of high strength sheet steel on curl and springback in bend-under-tension tests

T Hilditch, J Speer, D Matlock

(2007), Vol. 182, pp. 84-94, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, C1-1

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Post-forming heat treatment of dual phase steel components for automotive applications using a fluid bed furnace

T Hilditch, S Toman, D Fabijanic

(2007), Vol. 31, pp. 24-30, Materials forum, North Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2005

Development of the sheared edge in the trimming of steel and light metal sheet: Part 1 - Experimental observations

T Hilditch, P Hodgson

(2005), Vol. 169, pp. 184-191, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, C1

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Development of the sheared edge in the trimming of steel and light metal sheet: Part 2 - Mechanisms and modeling

T Hilditch, P Hodgson

(2005), Vol. 169, pp. 192-198, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, C1

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2004

Influence of volume change on plasticity relationships in TRIP sheet steels

T Hilditch, J Speer, D Matlock

(2004), Vol. 2, pp. 209-211, Steel grips : journal of steel and related materials, Bad Harzburg, Germany, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Improving Composites Affordability To Meet Sustainability Challenges: A Carbon Fibre Wheel To Drive Clean Technology

Prof Adrian Mouritz, A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Dr Matthew Dingle

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2015: $30,000
  • 2014: $30,000
  • 2013: $30,000

Industry and Other Funding

Improving Composites Affordability To Meet Sustainability Challenges: A Carbon Fibre Wheel To Drive Clean Technology

Prof Adrian Mouritz, A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Dr Matthew Dingle

  • 2015: $40,000
  • 2014: $40,000
  • 2013: $26,800

Non-destructive Evaluation of Carbon Fibre Wheels

A/Prof Tim Hilditch

  • 2013: $67,928
  • 2012: $43,042
  • 2011: $21,521

Effect of chemical modification of carbon fibre on mechanical properties of aerospace composites

A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Prof Luke Henderson, A/Prof Minoo Naebe

  • 2018: $30,000
  • 2017: $10,000
  • 2016: $20,000

RP3.1-03: Future proofing plastic pipes

A/Prof Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Dr Mathew Joosten

  • 2019: $155,770

Other Funding Sources

Auto CRC project C1-18: Tool Wear Prediction

A/Prof Tim Hilditch

  • 2011: $49,894
  • 2010: $109,344
  • 2009: $143,429
  • 2008: $220,515

Auto CRC Initial Project 14, Rapid Tooling Development

A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Prof Peter Hodgson

  • 2008: $27,720
  • 2007: $66,484

Auto CRC - MDO C4-04

A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Prof Peter Hodgson

  • 2010: $10,981
  • 2008: $27,300

Light weight automotive front end structures

A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Prof Matthew Barnett, Dr Aiden Beer

  • 2010: $8,918
  • 2009: $21,800

Development of a lightweight modular mixed material vehicle platform - C2-23

Dr Matthew Dingle, A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Mr Frank Will

  • 2012: $255,554
  • 2011: $178,449
  • 2010: $122,815

3-101 Pickup Canopy Development

Prof Bernard Rolfe, Dr Kevin Magniez, A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Dr Tim De Souza

  • 2015: $13,979
  • 2014: $81,685
  • 2013: $149,617

RP1-06 Cracking in PE pipe

A/Prof Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Tim Hilditch

  • 2017: $138,600
  • 2016: $32,800

RP1-07 Cracking in PE and other polymer pipes

A/Prof Nolene Byrne, A/Prof Tim Hilditch

  • 2019: $32,800
  • 2018: $98,600
  • 2017: $32,800

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Keivan Alhoeinazari

Thesis entitled: Mechanical characterisation of advanced biomedical materials

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2014

David Yan

Thesis entitled: Machinability and Material Behaviour during Cutting of Titanium 5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr-0.5Fe

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Executive Supervisor
2019

Filip Stojcevski

Thesis entitled: Effect of sizing and surface treatment on carbon fiber mechanical composite performance

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Associate Supervisor
2019

Salah Mahdi Khaleel Khaleel

Thesis entitled: Understanding the Environmental Effects on CFRP/Aluminium Joints for Automotive Applications

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2015

Mariana Paulino Santos

Thesis entitled: Anisotropy for metals in Non-Associated Flow Plasticity

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Junior Nomani

Thesis entitled: Uncovering machinability issues in duplex stainless steels

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Junior Nomani

Thesis entitled: Uncovering machinability issues in duplex stainless steels

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2011

Sadaf Kashef

Thesis entitled: Biomechanical Properties of Porous Metal Scaffolds as Implant Materials

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Leigh Robertson

Thesis entitled: Fatigue Characterisation of HSS and AHSS

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2010

Shokoufeh Malekjani

Thesis entitled: Cyclic Deformation Behaviour of Nanostructure Al

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials