TopicE: Modelling and Simulation
The ductility of materials is critically important for mechanical processing and final-shaping of numerous industrial products. Specifically in case of automotive and aero-space industries, new materials possessing both high strength and (at least moderate) ductility at room temperature would be highly advantageous. Unfortunately, traditionally used materials seem to reach their inherent limits and any additional increase in the ductility is often accompanied by lowering of strength. Therefore, new classes of materials with new ductility mechanisms and/or unconventional alloying concepts are needed. The symposium will bring together experts in theoretical modeling of ductility in order to identify its roots at the atomic scale in different material systems. These will include (but are not limited to) Fe-Mn and Fe-Al alloys as well as those based on magnesium, titanium, and aluminium.
Specifically welcome are contributions related to (i) recently developed grades of multi-component materials, such as high entropy alloys (HEA), and (ii) state-of-the-art studies of homogeneous and heterogeneous interfaces (e.g., grain boundaries) in both novel and conventional multi-phase materials.