Integrative Computational Materials Engineering. Concepts and Applications of a Modular Simulation Platform

  • ID: 2183389
  • Book
  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Presenting the results of an ambitious project, this book summarizes the efforts towards an open, web–based modular and extendable simulation platform for materials engineering that allows simulations bridging several length scales. In so doing, it covers processes along the entire value chain and even describes such different classes of materials as metallic alloys and polymers. It comprehensively describes all structural ideas, the underlying concepts, standard specifications, the verification results obtained for different test cases and additionally how to utilize the platform as a user and how to join it as a provider.

A resource for researchers, users and simulation software providers alike, the monograph provides an overview of the current status, serves as a generic manual for prospective users, and offers insights into the inner modular structure of the simulation platform.

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PREFACE

PART I: Concepts

INTRODUCTION

Motivation

What Is ICME?

Historical Development of ICME

Current Activities toward ICME

Toward a Modular Standardized Platform for ICME

Scope of This Book

BASIC CONCEPT OF THE PLATFORM

Overview

Open Architecture

Modularity

Standardization

Web–Based Platform Operation

Benefits of the Platform Concept

Verification Using Test Cases

STATE–OF–THE–ART MODELS, SOFTWARE, AND FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS

Introduction

Overview of Existing Models and Software

Requirements for Models and Software in an ICME Framework

Benefits of Platform Operations for Individual Models

Strong and Weak Coupling of Platform Models

Conclusions

STANDARDIZATION

Overview

Standardization of Geometry and Result Data

Material Data

Application Programming Interface

Future Directions of Standardization

PREDICTION OF EFFECTIVE PROPERTIES

Introduction

Homogenization of Materials with Periodic Microstructure

Homogenization of Materials with Random Microstructure

Postprocessing of Macroscale Results: the Localization Step

Dedicated Homogenization Model: Two–Level Radial Homogenization of Semicrystalline Thermoplastics

Virtual Material Testing

Tools for the Determination of Effective Properties

Examples

Conclusions

DISTRIBUTED SIMULATIONS

Motivation

The AixViPMaP¿¿Simulation Platform Architecture

Data Integration

Web–Based User Interface for the Simulation Platform

VISUALIZATION

Motivation

Standardized Postprocessing

Integrated Visualization

Data History Tracking

PART II: Applications

TEST CASE LINE PIPE

Introduction

Materials

Process

Experiments

Experimental Process Chain

Simulation Models and Results

Conclusion and Benefits

TEST CASE GEARING COMPONENT

Introduction

Materials

The Process Chain

Experimental Procedures and Results

Simulation Chain and Results

Conclusions

TEST CASE: TECHNICAL PLASTIC PARTS

Introduction

Material

Process Chain

Modeling of the Phenomena along the Process Chain

Implementation of the Virtual Process Chain

Experimental Methods

Results

Summary and Conclusion

TEXTILE–REINFORCED PISTON ROD

Introduction

Experimental Process Chain

Simulation Chain

Conclusion/Benefits

TEST CASE STAINLESS STEEL BEARING HOUSING

Introduction

Materials

Processes

Phenomena

Simulation Chain

Results

Conclusions/Benefits

FUTURE ICME

Imperative Steps

Lessons Learned

Future Directions

Closing Remark

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Georg J. Schmitz
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