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Symposium 4: Multiscale modeling of microstructure evolution in materials


Dieter Wolf, Idaho National Laboratory, USA

Jeff Simmons, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Simon Phillpot, University of Florida, USA

Anter El-Azab, Florida State University, USA

Daniel Weygand, University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany


Thermo-mechanical processing and chemical and physical treatments of materials result in significant microstructural changes, which drastically impact the materials properties and performance. This symposium focuses on the multiscale modeling aspects of microstructure evolution in materials, as well as the impact of these microstructural changes on the properties of bulk, micro- and nano-structured materials. The symposium aims to bring together active researchers in the field to discuss a wide range of microstructure evolution problems including - but not limited to – self organization of microstructure and pattern formation in materials; phase changes, including nucleation and nanoscale phase formation in bulk materials and on surfaces; texture evolution; recrystallization and grain growth; deformation-induced microstructural changes, such as dislocation patterns in plasticity; thin film deposition and ion beam processing of materials; sintering and solidification; the role of materials defects in microstructure evolution.

Theoretical, computational and experimental contributions are sought in this general field. Modeling and computational methods including electronic-structure and atomistic methods, kinetic Monte-Carlo, classical density functional theory and phase-field approaches, coarse graining approaches, front tracking and level set methods, and FEM-based methods are welcome.

Contact Information of Symposium Organizers

Dieter Wolf

Materials Science Department
Idaho National Laboratory, MS 2211
Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA
Tel. (208) 526-8394

Jeff Simmons

Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory
Dayton, OH 45433, USA
Tel. (937) 255-1346

Simon Phillpot

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-6400, USA
Tel. (352) 846-3782

Anter El-Azab

School of Computational Science and Mechanical Engineering Department
Florida State University
Dirac Science Library
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4120, USA
Tel. (850) 644-2434

Daniel Weygand

Institut für Zuverlässigkeit von Bauteilen und Systemen (izbs)
University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Kaiserstr. 12
D-76131 Karlsruhe
Tel. (+49) 721 608-8508