Accelerated Design of Metal Alloys by Using CALPHAD Simulation Tools
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar
Dr. Fan Zhang
CompuTherm LLC, Middleton WI, USA
Abstract: In recent years, the CALPHAD (stands for calculation of phase diagrams) has become an effective approach to obtain multicomponent phase diagrams with sufficient accuracy for practical applications. Simulation tools developed by this method have gone beyond phase diagrams and have become the key building blocks for ICME (Integrated Computational Materials Engineering) and MGI (Materials Genome Initiative).
In this presentation, Dr. Fan Zhang will first give a very brief introduction about the CALPHAD method and simulation tools developed with this method. She will then present Pandat software developed at CompuTherm. She will demonstrate how to use Pandat software for alloy design and process optimization. Unique features of Pandat software, such as contour diagrams and high throughput calculation (HTC), and their usage in materials design will be highlighted. Optimization of heat treatment condition through precipitation simulation will be illustrated. Moreover, applications of Pandat software in other area, such as corrosion and oxidation, and integration with other simulation method will also be briefly discussed.
Tuesday, November 5 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), 610
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931