Modelling and Simulation of Superalloys

International workshop, 29-31 March 2017 and hands-on tutorials, 27-28 March 2017, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Superalloys are multi-component materials with complex microstructures that offer unique properties for high-temperature applications. The complexity of the superalloy materials makes it particularly challenging to obtain fundamental insight into their behaviour from the atomic structure to turbine blades. Recent advances in modelling and simulation of superalloys contribute to a better understanding and prediction of materials properties and therefore offer guidance for the development of new alloys.

This workshop will give an overview of recent progress in modelling and simulation of materials for superalloys, with a focus on single crystal Ni-base and Co-base alloys. Topics will include electronic structure methods, atomistic simulations, microstructure modelling and modelling of microstructural evolution, solidification and process simulation as well as the modelling of phase stability and thermodynamics.

The workshop is organized by Jutta Rogal, Thomas Hammerschmidt and Ralf Drautz within the SFB/Transregio 103 Superalloy Single Crystals “From atoms to turbine-blades”.

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Invited speakers (confirmed):

  • Alan Ardell
    UCLA Engineering, Los Angeles, USA
  • Erik Bitzek
    Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • Gunther Eggeler
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • Bernard Fedelich
    BAM, Berlin, Germany
  • Haruyuki Inui
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • James Kermode
    University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Carolin Körner
    Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • Catherine Rae
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Ralf Rettig
    Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • James Saal
    QuesTek Innovations LLC, Evanston, USA
  • Ingo Steinbach
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • Dallas Trinkle
    University of Illinois, Illinois, USA