7. Case Study: From Atoms to Autos: A Redesign of a Cadillac Control Arm

  1. Mark F. Horstemeyer

Published Online: 11 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342664.ch7

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

How to Cite

Horstemeyer, M. F. (2012) Case Study: From Atoms to Autos: A Redesign of a Cadillac Control Arm, in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Metals: Using Multiscale Modeling to Invigorate Engineering Design with Science, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118342664.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118022528

Online ISBN: 9781118342664

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Keywords:

  • atoms to autos, a redesign of a cadillac control arm;
  • automotive, aerospace industries, monotonic loads and ductile fractures;
  • hypoeutectic cast A356-T6 aluminum microstructure, proeutectic and eutectic;
  • Al-Si interface, and stress distributions, MEAM, local failure mechanisms;
  • cast A356-T6 and uncertainties, void growth, complicated mechanisms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Macroscale Microstructure–Property Internal State Variable (ISV) Plasticity–Damage Model

  • Bridges 1 and 5: Electronics Structure Calculations: Connections to the Atomic Scale and Macroscale Continuum Level

  • Bridges 2 and 6: Nanoscale Atomistic Simulations: Connections to the Microscale and Macroscale

  • Bridges 3 and 7: Microscale Finite Element Simulations: Connections to the Mesoscale and Macroscale

  • Bridges 4 and 8: Mesoscale 1 Finite Element Simulations: Connections to the Mesoscale 2 and Macroscale

  • Bridge 9: Mesoscale 2 Finite Element Simulations (Idealized Porosity): Connections to the Macroscale

  • Bridge 10: Macroscale Material Model: Connections to the Macroscale Finite Element Simulations

  • Predictive Modeling of Structural Components for the Case Study of the Cast A356 Aluminum Alloy

  • Design Optimization with Uncertainty of the Automotive Control Arm

  • Summary

  • References