Photo of Rong Liu

Faculty and Staff / Rong Liu

Rong Liu

Professor

    Email:rong.liu@carleton.ca
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 8397
    Building:Canal Building, Room 6207
    Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degrees:B. & M. Eng., Northeastern University, China M. Eng., University of Wollongong, Australia Ph.D., Deakin University, Australia

    Biography

    Research and Publication

    Research Programs

    Dr. R. Liu has established strong research collaboration with National Research Council Canada (NRC), Kennametal Stellite Inc. and Velan Inc. The main funding resources are NSERC (DG, CRD, RTI and Engage), Kennametal Stellite Inc. (in-kind and cash contributions), Velan Inc. (in-kind and cash contributions).

    • Atomistic and microstructural computational fatigue design and integrated creep-fatigue theory for high-temperature alloys
    • Mechanical-alloying-assisted syntheses of cobalt-containing multi-component systems and MAX phases
    • Ceramic shot-peening of a landing gear component
    • Development and high-temperature performance evaluation of advanced superalloys for different industrial applications
    • Oxidation, fatigue and creep resistance of high-chromium steel and nickel-based alloy with oxidation-resistant coating for the components in advanced ultra supercritical steam generation
    • Investigation of oxidation and creep resistance of nickel-based alloy with superalloy hardfacing and thermal barrier coating
    • 3D laser print of nickel-based alloys for hot section components of gas turbine engines

    Research Contributions and Practical Applications (in last six years): Graduate student co-author bold, research fellow co-author underlined.

    (1) Articles in Refereed Publications:

    1. Y.P. Ding, R. Liu, J.H. Yao, X.Z. Zhang, Influence of chromium and tungsten contents on the carbides in cobalt-based alloys, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Submitted in January 2021 and under review).
    2. X.Y. Wu, X.Z. Zhang, R. Liu, M.X. Yao, Microstructure and performance characterization of a novel cobalt high-entropy alloy, Materials and Design (Submitted in January 2021 and under review).
    3.  Y. Hu, L. Wang, D.K. He, H.H. Ge, Q.L. Zhang, R. Liu, Effects of electromagnetic compound field on the macroscopic morphology of laser cladding, Journal of Materials Processing Technology (Submitted in January 2021 and under review).
    4. Y.D. Cheng, R. Liu, Z. Zhang, X.Z. Zhang, Investigation of residual stress behavior in steel flange pin surface peened with ceramic shots, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Submitted in October 2020 and under review).
    5. S.K. Essa, K.Y. Chen, R. Liu, X.J. Wu, M.X. Yao, Failure mechanisms of APS‑YSZ‑CoNiCrAlY thermal barrier coating under isothermal oxidation and solid particle erosion, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 2020 (Accepted for publication and on-line version available).
    6. P.F. Yao, S.Q. Li, R. Liu, Performance characterization of modified ASTM F75 alloy for hip implant application, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering B 10(5-6), 2020, 85-105.
    7. Y.P. Ding, R. Liu, L. Wang, J.H. Li, J.H. Yao, Corrosion and wear performance of Stellite alloy hardfacing prepared via laser cladding, Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 56(2), 2020, 392-404.
    8. J.H. Yao, Y.P. Ding, R. Liu, L. Wang, Q.L. Zhang, J.J. Sheng, C.G. Xue, Effects of surface treatment on the cavitation erosion‑corrosion performance of 17-4PH stainless steel in sodium chloride solution, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 29(4), 2020, 2687-2696.
    9. Y. Hu, L. Wang, J.H. Yao, H.C. Xia, J.H. Li, R. Liu, Effects of electromagnetic compound field on the escape behavior of pores in molten pool during laser cladding, Surface and Coatings Technology, 383, 2020, 125198.
    10. X.J. Wu, X.Z. Zhang, R. Liu, M.X. Yao, Creep performance modeling of modified 9Cr‑1Mo steels with oxidation, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 51, 2020, 1134-1147.
    11. R. Collier, R. Liu, X.J. Wu, X.Z. Zhang, M.X. Yao, Dry-sliding wear performance of molybdenum-containing Stellite alloys, Wear, 29, 2020, 1384-1399.
    12. K. Kamal, Y.P. Ding, R. Liu, J.H. Yao, M.X. Yao, Corrosion performance of 700 series Stellite alloys in various media, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 28(9), 2019, 5605-5615.
    13. G.L. Wu, F.C. Ren, J. Zhang, Q.L. Zhang, R. Liu, J.H. Yao, Microstructure characteristics and performance of a novel composite Stellite alloy fabticated by laser cladding, Laser in Engineering, 42(4-6), 2019, 303-321.
    14. C.Y. Lu, X.J. Wu, Y.M. He, Z.L. Gao, R. Liu, Z. Chen, W.J. Zheng, J.G. Yang, Deformation mechanism-based true-stress creep model for SA508Gr3 steel over the temperature range of 450-750°C, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 526, 2019, 151776.
    15. Z.L. Gao, C.Y. Lu, Y.M. He, R. Liu, H.M. He, W.Z. Wang, W.J. Zheng, J.G. Yang, Study of the phase transition influence on the creep deformation mechanism of SA508Gr3 steel for nuclear reactor pressure vessels, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 519, 2019, 292‑301.
    16. Y. Li, R. Liu, G. McRae, M.X. Yao, Corrosion performance of valve seat hardfacing materials in amine environment of boiler feed water service, Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 55(2), 2019, 377-388.
    17. X.Z. Zhang, X.J. Wu, R. Liu, M.X. Yao, Effects of oxidation-resistant coating on creep behavior of modified 9Cr-1Mo steels, Materials Science & Engineering A, 743, 2019, 418‑424.
    18. S.K. Essa, R. Liu, M.X. Yao, Temperature and exposure time dependent interfacial fracture toughness model for thermal barrier coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 358, 2019, 505-510.
    19. J.H. Yao, Y.P. Ding, R. Liu, Q.L. Zhang, L. Wang, Wear and corrosion performance of laser‑clad low-carbon high molybdenum Stellite alloys, Optics and Laser Technology, 107, 2018, 32-45.
    20. J.H. Yao, J. Zhang, G.L. Wu, L. Wang, Q.L. Zhang, R. Liu, Microstructure and wear resistance of laser cladded composite coatings prepared from pre-alloyed WC-NiCrMo powder with different laser spots, Optics and Laser Technology, 101, 2018, 520-530.
    21. B.J. Xiao, A. Ibrahim, X. Huang, R. Liu, Application and anti-bacterial behavior evaluation of advanced liquid glass coating, International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 56(4), 2018, 326-340.
    22. Y.P. Ding, R. Liu, J.H. Yao, Q.L. Zhang, L. Wang, Stellite alloy mixture hardfacing via laser cladding for control valve seat sealing surfaces, Surface and Coatings Technology, 329, 2017, 97‑108.
    23. L. Wang, J.H. Yao, Y. Hu, Q.L. Zhang, Z. Sun, R. Liu, Influence of electric-magnetic compound field on the WC particles distribution in laser melt injection, Surface and Coatings Technology, 315, 2017, 32-43.
    24. X.Z. Zhang, X.J. Wu, R. Liu, J. Liu, M.X. Yao, Influence of Laves phase on creep strength of modified 9Cr-1Mo steel, Materials Science & Engineering A, 706, 2017, 279-286.
    25. X.Z. Zhang, X.J. Wu, R. Liu, J. Liu, M.X. Yao, Deformation-mechanism-based modeling of creep behavior of modified 9Cr-1Mo steel, Materials Science & Engineering A, 689, 2017, 345‑352.
    26. Y.C. Gu, K.Y. Chen, R. Liu, M.X. Yao, R. Collier, Indentation modeling study of temperature‑dependent fracture toughness of brittle coating on ductile substrate based on microcrack formation theory, Surface and Coatings Technology, 309(15), 2017, 536-544.
    27. Y.C. Gu, K.Y. Chen, R. Liu, M.X. Yao, R. Collier, Crystal-structure-based modelling study of temperature dependent fracture toughness for brittle coating deposited on ductile substrate, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 25(7), 2016, 1344-1356.
    28. R. Liu, J.H. Yao, Q.L. Zhang, M.X. Yao, R. Collier, Effects of silicon content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of cobalt-based Tribaloy alloys, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 138(4), 2016, 1-7.
    29. 29. J. Qian, K.Y. Chen, R. Liu, M. Liang, Modeling study of solid particle erosion with consideration of particle velocity dependent model parameters, International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing, 7(3), 2016, 1-20.
    30. F. Gao, X. Huang, Q. Yang, R. Liu, Effects of Cr-Si diffusion barrier layer on the oxidation resistance of NiCrAlY coating system with aluminized top layer, Oxidation of Metals, 85(3), 2016, 425-442.
    31. R. Liu, J.H. Yao, Q.L. Zhang, M.X. Yao, R. Collier, Microstructures and hardness/wear performance of high-carbon Stellite alloys containing molybdenum, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 46(12), 2015, 5504-5513.
    32. X.Z. Zhang, R. Liu, K.Y. Chen, M.X. Yao, R. Collier, Electrochemical study of corrosion behavior of wrought Stellite alloys in sodium chloride and Green Death solutions, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 24(9), 2015, 3579-3587.
    33. R. Liu, J.H. Yao, Q.L. Zhang, M.X. Yao, R. Collier, Relations of chemical composition to solidification behavior and associated microstructure of Stellite alloys, Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis, 4(3), 2015, 146-157.
    34. R. Liu, J.H. Yao, Q.L. Zhang, M.X. Yao, R. Collier, Effects of molybdenum content on the wear/erosion and corrosion performance of low-carbon Stellite alloys, Materials and Design, 78, 2015, 95-106.
    35. R. Liu, J.H. Yao, Q.L. Zhang, M.X. Yao, R. Collier, Sliding wear and solid‑particle erosion resistance of a novel high-tungsten Stellite alloy, Wear, 322-323, 2015, 41-50.
    36. R. Liu, X.J. Wu, S. Kapoor, M.X. Yao, R. Collier, Effects of temperature on the hardness and wear resistance of high-tungsten Stellite alloy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46(2), 2015, 587-599.

     (2) Articles in Conference Proceedings:

    1. R. Liu, X.J. Wu, M.X. Yao, Effects of increased tungsten and molybdenum contents in Stellite alloys on wear and erosion resistance, The Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Innovative Engineering Materials (ICIEM), Moscow, Russia, 2020.
    2. X.J. Wu, Z. Zhang, R. Liu, Simulation of fatigue crack nucleation and growth in a polycrystalline material using 3D crystal plasticity and franc3D, The Proceedings of The 26th International Conference on Plasticity, Damage & Fracture (ICPDF), Rivera Maya, Mexico, 2020.
    3. R. Liu, Y.P. Ding, K. Kamal, Advanced superalloys with high performance for severe operation environment applications, The Proceedings of International Conference on Innovative Practices in Management, Engineering & Social Sciences (IPMESS 2019), Singapore, 2019.
    4. R. Liu, Y. Li, G. McRae, Electrochemical investigation of Stellite 6 alloy in morpholine corrosive environment, The Proceedings of 6th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering (ACMME), Seoul, Korea South, 2018.
    5. Y. Li, R. Liu, G. McRae, M.X. Yao, Corrosion performance of Stellite 6 alloy and 17-4PH stainless steel in amine solutions, The Proceedings of 4th World Congress on Materials Science & Engineering (Materials Science Congress), London, UK, 2018.
    6. X.J. Wu, X.Z. Zhang, R. Liu, M.X. Yao, Failure mode and lifetime prediction for Larson-Miller parameter method, The Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis, Budapest, Hungary, 2018.
    7. 43. Z. Zhang, X.J. Wu, R. Liu, J. Liu, M.X. Yao, Impact of oxidation on creep life for 9Cr‑1Mo-V-Nb steels, The Proceedings of 4th International ECCC Creep & Fracture Conference, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2017.
    8. X.Z. Zhang, X.J. Wu, R. Liu, J. Liu, M.X. Yao, Microstructure and modeling of creep resistance of modified 9Cr-1Mo steel, The Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Fracture (ICF 14), Rhodes, Greece, 2017.
    9. Y.P. Ding, R. Liu, J.H. Yao, Q.L. Zhang, L. Wang, A composite Stellite alloy hardfacing with improved laser cladding behavior and wear resistance, The Proceedings of The 36th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO 2017), Atlanta, USA, 2017.
    10. X.Z. Zhang, X.J. Wu, R. Liu, J. Liu, M.X. Yao, Impact of oxidation on creep life for modified 9Cr‑1Mo steels, ASM Ottawa Valley Chapter: Student Poster Night, Kingston, Canada, 2017.
    11. Y. Li, R. Liu, G. McRae, Electrochemical study of corrosion behavior of Stellite 6 alloy and 17‑4PH stainless steel in amine solution, ASM Ottawa Valley Chapter: Student Poster Night, Kingston, Canada, 2017.
    12. Y.P. Ding, J.H. Li, R. Liu, J.H. Yao, A composite Stellite alloy hardfacing via laser cladding for control valve seat sealing surfaces, ASM Ottawa Valley Chapter: Student Poster Night, Kingston, Canada, 2017.
    13. R. Liu, Y.C. Gu, K.Y. Chen, High-temperature fracture toughness modeling of a brittle coating/ductile substrate system, The Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Technology Innovation (ICATI), Koh Samui, Thailand, 2017.
    14. X.J. Wu, R. Liu, A new fracture toughness model for brittle coating on ductile substrate, The Proceedings of International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICAMCTF), San Diego, USA, 2016.
    15. R. Liu, K.Y. Chen, J. Chen, J.R. Zhao, M. Liang, Simulation studies of solid-particle and liquid‑drop erosion of NiAl alloy, The Proceedings of International Conference on Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (ICAME 2015), Tokyo, Japan, 2015.
    16. R. Collier, G. McRae, R. Liu, Investigation into the reaction of Co-Cr-W alloy in amine doped water, The Proceedings of NACE Northern Area Eastern Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 2015.

    X.J. Wu, X.Z. Zhang, R. Liu, M.X. Yao, Creep performance modeling of modified 9Cr‑1Mo steels with oxidation, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 51, 2020, 1134-1147.

    Collier, R. Liu, X.J. Wu, X.Z. Zhang, M.X. Yao, Dry-sliding wear performance of molybdenum-containing Stellite alloys, Wear, 29, 2020, 1384-1399.

    Kamal, Y.P. Ding, R. Liu, J.H. Yao, M.X. Yao, Corrosion performance of 700 series Stellite alloys in various media, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 28(9), 2019, 5605‑5615.

    Li, R. Liu, G. McRae, M.X. Yao, Corrosion performance of valve seat hardfacing materials in amine environment of boiler feed water service, Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 55(2), 2019, 377-388.

    X.Z. Zhang, X.J. Wu, R. Liu, M.X. Yao, Effects of oxidation-resistant coating on creep behavior of modified 9Cr-1Mo steels, Materials Science & Engineering A, 743, 2019, 418‑424.