Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Metals: Using Multiscale Modeling to Invigorate Engineering Design with Science

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Metals: Using Multiscale Modeling to Invigorate Engineering Design with Science

Author(s): Mark F. Horstemeyer

Published Online: 11 JUN 2012 02:46PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118022528

Online ISBN: 9781118342664

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342664

About this Book

State-of-the-technology tools for designing, optimizing, and manufacturing new materials

Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) uses computational materials science tools within a holistic system in order to accelerate materials development, improve design optimization, and unify design and manufacturing. Increasingly, ICME is the preferred paradigm for design, development, and manufacturing of structural products.

Written by one of the world's leading ICME experts, this text delivers a comprehensive, practical introduction to the field, guiding readers through multiscale materials processing modeling and simulation with easy-to-follow explanations and examples. Following an introductory chapter exploring the core concepts and the various disciplines that have contributed to the development of ICME, the text covers the following important topics with their associated length scale bridging methodologies:

  • Macroscale continuum internal state variable plasticity and damage theory and multistage fatigue
  • Mesoscale analysis: continuum theory methods with discrete features and methods
  • Discrete dislocation dynamics simulations
  • Atomistic modeling methods
  • Electronics structures calculations

Next, the author provides three chapters dedicated to detailed case studies, including "From Atoms to Autos: A Redesign of a Cadillac Control Arm," that show how the principles and methods of ICME work in practice. The final chapter examines the future of ICME, forecasting the development of new materials and engineering structures with the help of a cyberinfrastructure that has been recently established.

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