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Multiscale Materials Modeling

Approaches to Full Multiscaling

Edited by: Siegfried Schmauder and Immanuel Schäfer
This book presents current spatial and temporal multiscaling approaches of materials modeling. Recent results demonstrate the deduction of macroscopic properties at the device and component level by simulating structures and materials sequentially on atomic, micro- and mesostructural scales. The book covers precipitation strengthening and fracture processes in metallic alloys, materials that exhibit ferroelectric and magnetoelectric properties as well as biological, metal-ceramic and polymer composites. The progress which has been achieved documents the current state of art in multiscale materials modelling (MMM) on the route to full multi-scaling. Contents:Part I: Multi-time-scale and multi-length-scale simulations of precipitation and strengthening effectsLinking nanoscale and macroscaleMultiscale simulations on the coarsening of Cu-rich precipitates in α-Fe using kinetic Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, and Phase-Field simulationsMultiscale modeling predictions of age hardening curves in Al-Cu alloysKinetic Monte Carlo modeling of shear-coupled motion of grain boundariesProduct Properties of a two-phase magneto-electric compositePart II: Multiscale simulations of plastic deformation and fractureNiobium/alumina bicrystal interface fractureAtomistically informed crystal plasticity model for body-centred cubic ironFE2AT ・ finite element informed atomistic simulationsMultiscale fatigue crack growth modeling for welded stiffened panelsMolecular dynamics study on low temperature brittleness in tungsten single crystalsMulti scale cellular automata and finite element based model for cold deformation and annealing of a ferritic-pearlitic microstructureMultiscale simulation of the mechanical behavior of nanoparticle-modified polyamide compositesPart III: Multiscale simulations of biological and bio-inspired materials, bio-sensors and compositesMultiscale Modeling of Nano-BiosensorsFinite strain compressive behaviour of CNT/epoxy nanocompositesPeptide・zinc oxide interaction
Covers a wide range of applications from fracture mechanics to magnetoelectric materials. Recent results on multi-time-scaling and multi-length-scaling are brought together to document the current state on the route to full multi-scaling.

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Siegfried Schmauder and Immanuel Schäfer, Universität Stuttgart, Germany.


"In most chapters, clear target properties which are important in recent industrial applications are shown and the modeling results are discussed with real experimental data. The enthusiasm of the computer scientists impressed me and gave recognition to the significance of multiscale modeling. [...] The combination of modeling methods with experimental approaches to atomic interaction, interface structure and electromagnetic characterization is expected to be actively pursued in the future."Yoshiaki Fukushima in: Journal of Applied Crystallography 51 (2018) http://scripts.iucr.org/cgi-bin/paper?S1600576718001899
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Audience: Researchers and graduate students in Physics, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering.