Scopes of this presentation are to shortly review the development of computational thermodynamics (including the role of thermal analysis), to provide an overview about existing software tools and databases in this field and to give a phenomenological introduction into phase-field and multi- phase-field modelling. Examples of multi-phase-field microstructure simulations for solidification of different alloys will be shown. These examples will be followed by some simulations of solid state transformations.
Integrated Computational Materials Engineering – ICME – and its use in materials and process design drastically decreases development times of new products. By its name and by its nature ICME draws on the combination – coupling and linking – of a diverse variety of models, data and tools. Monolithic tools are unlikely to be capable of tackling the host of phenomena occurring during processing and service life-cycle of materials.
The presentation thus will further highlight ongoing activities at the RWTH Aachen University towards a virtual platform for materials processing. This platform eventually aims at providing an operational and modular configurable infrastructure for ICME. An overview of benefits and future perspectives of ICME – especially the role of data in ICME – concludes the presentation.
Our special guest: Dr.rer.nat Georg J. Schmitz, physicist
Dr. Schmitz has published more than 200 scientific articles and is editor of 2 books on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).