Computational Materials Engineering: An Introduction to Microstructure Evolution by Koenraad George Fran Janssens

Computational Materials Engineering: An Introduction to Microstructure Evolution

byKoenraad George Fran Janssens, Dierk Raabe, Ernest Kozeschnik

Hardcover | August 3, 2007

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Computational Materials Engineeringis an advanced introduction to the computer-aided modeling of essential material properties and behavior, including the physical, thermal and chemical parameters, as well as the mathematical tools used to perform simulations. Its emphasis will be on crystalline materials, which includes all metals. The basis ofComputational Materials Engineeringallows scientists and engineers to create virtual simulations of material behavior and properties, to better understand how a particular material works and performs and then use that knowledge to design improvements for particular material applications. The text displays knowledge of software designers, materials scientists and engineers, and those involved in materials applications like mechanical engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineers, and chemical engineers.

Readers from students to practicing engineers to materials research scientists will find in this book a single source of the major elements that make up contemporary computer modeling of materials characteristics and behavior. The reader will gain an understanding of the underlying statistical and analytical tools that are the basis for modeling complex material interactions, including an understanding of computational thermodynamics and molecular kinetics; as well as various modeling systems. Finally, the book will offer the reader a variety of algorithms to use in solving typical modeling problems so that the theory presented herein can be put to real-world use.

  • Balanced coverage of fundamentals of materials modeling, as well as more advanced aspects of modeling, such as modeling at all scales from the atomic to the molecular to the macro-material
  • Concise, yet rigorous mathematical coverage of such analytical tools as the Potts type Monte Carlo method, cellular automata, phase field, dislocation dynamics and Finite Element Analysis in statistical and analytical modeling

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Title:Computational Materials Engineering: An Introduction to Microstructure EvolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 10.25 × 7.25 × 0.98 inPublished:August 3, 2007Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012369468X

ISBN - 13:9780123694683

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Basic Thermodynamics
3 Monte Carlo Potts Model
4 Cellular Automata
5 Solid-state diffusion
6 Modelling precipitation
7 Phase-field Modelling
8 Discrete Dislocations
9 FEM