|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||ICME Gap Analysis: Structural Materials for Automotive Applications
||An Assessment of Modeling Tools for High Temperature Aluminum Alloy Development: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
||Amit Shyam, Dongwon Shin, Shibayan Roy, Adrian Sabau, Yukinori Yamamoto, James Allen Haynes
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) approach promises to accelerate the development of new materials such as high temperature cast aluminum alloys for passenger car engines. New alloys for complex applications such as engines, however, need to satisfy a variety of properties that cannot be improved simultaneously. Development and application of models can help perform the tradeoffs that are necessary for new alloy development. All models, however, are not equivalent in their degree of maturity. An assessment of the current state of the art and gaps will be presented for high temperature cast aluminum alloys in relation to: (a) mechanical and thermophysical properties, (b) thermodynamic and kinetic prediction tools, (c) casting and related phenomena, (d) alloy design tools and (e) other relevant properties such as corrosion. A report card of the efficacy of the modeling tools will be provided along with recommendations for future investment by government agencies.