|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||ICME Gap Analysis: Structural Materials for Automotive Applications
||Bridging the Gap between ICME Design and Implementation of Third Generation Advanced High Strength Steels for Automotive Applications
||Louis Gerard Hector Jr, Anil Sachdev, Tyson Brown
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Louis Gerard Hector Jr
Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) has the potential to accelerate the design of third generation advanced high strength steels and their subsequent implementation into vehicle architectures. However, bridging the gap between ICME prediction of the new steels and their development and application remains a significant challenge. The gap has three major components: (1) experimentally-validated computations that capture and integrate the complex multi-scale microstructural behavior in these multiphase materials under different strain paths and loading rates to predict the desired microstructures; (2) scale-up of these ICME-predicted microstructures within the composition and processing constraints of the steel producers; and (3) use of these steels relative to manufacturing challenges and product performance requirements. Selected aspects of each gap category will be discussed with special emphasis on the influence of microstructure and phase transformation at the multiple length scales.