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Continuum Scale Simulation of Engineering Materials: Fundamentals - Microstructures - Process Applications

Continuum Scale Simulation of Engineering Materials: Fundamentals - Microstructures - Process Applications

Dierk Raabe (Editor), Franz Roters (Editor), Frédéric Barlat (Editor), Long-Qing Chen (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60421-0

Mar 2006

885 pages



This book fills a gap by presenting our current knowledge and understanding of continuum-based concepts behind computational methods used for microstructure and process simulation of engineering materials above the atomic scale.
The volume provides an excellent overview on the different methods, comparing the different methods in terms of their respective particular weaknesses and advantages. This trains readers to identify appropriate approaches to the new challenges that emerge every day in this exciting domain.
Divided into three main parts, the first is a basic overview covering fundamental key methods in the field of continuum scale materials simulation. The second one then goes on to look at applications of these methods to the prediction of microstructures, dealing with explicit simulation examples, while the third part discusses example applications in the field of process simulation.
By presenting a spectrum of different computational approaches to materials, the book aims to initiate the development of corresponding virtual laboratories in the industry in which these methods are exploited. As such, it addresses graduates and undergraduates, lecturers, materials scientists and engineers, physicists, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, and mechanical engineers.
Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics without Phase Fileds (Thermocalc, Dictra, etc.)
Phase Field Method
Fluid Materials Dynamics
Cellular Automata and Lattice Gas Automata
Dislocation Dynamics
Potts Type models
Crystal Plasticity
Artificial Neural Networks
Scaling, Coarse Graining and Renormalization
Phase Field Simulation of Solidification
Modeling Dendrititc Structures
Numerical Simulation of Continuous and Investment Casting
Phase Field Simulation of Solid-state Phase Transformations and Strain/stress-dominated Microstructure Evolution
From Microscopic to Semi-Macroscopic Polymer Simulations
Statistical Theory of Grain Growth
Curvature Driven Grain Growth
Potts Modeling of Grain Growth and Recrystallization
Cellular Automaton Simulation
Vertex Grain Boundary Modeling
Thermal Activation in Discrete Dislocation Dynamics
3D Discrete Dislocation Dynamics
Discrete Dislocation Dynamics in Thin Layers
Coarse Graining of Dislocation Dynamics
Statistical Dislocation Modeling
Taylor-type Homogenization Methods for Texture and Anisotropy
Micromechanics of Filled Polymers
Continuum Thermodynamic Modelling of Additional Hardening
Strain Gradient Theory
Yield Surface Plasticity
Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Method
Texture Component Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Method
Creep Simulation (Turbine)
Micromechanical Simulation of Composites
3D Elastodynamics of Cracking
Computational Fracture Mechanics
Artificial Neural Networks
Integration of Physically Based Materials Concepts
The Multiphysics Modeling of Solidification and Melting Processes
Simulation of Casting and Solidification Proceses
Integrated Simulation of Multistep Rolling Processes
Forming Analysis and Design
Sheet Springback
Sheet Forming
Simulation of Welding
Simulation of Polymer Materials Processing
Process Simulation Using Artificial Neural Networks
Large Structure Failure Simulation
Computational Materials Selection
Computational Materials Design
""The recently published book on Continuum Scale Simulation of Engineering Materials ... provides an updated excellent overview on the computational modeling above the atomic scale of a wide variety of problems related to advanced engineering materials. ... It should be considered as one of the important reference books in the area of computational material science.""
Advanced Engineering Materials

""This collection of chapters would be useful for graduate students, scientists, and engineers working in this field."" Materials and Manufacturing Processes

""It is likely to be of most use to final year undergraduates, postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other established researchers.""
Materials World