|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Thermodynamic Applications, Optimizations and Simulations in High-Temperature Processes: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Christopher W. Bale's 70th Birthday
||Identifying Optimal Conditions for Alloys and Process Design Using the Mesh Adaptive Direct Search Algorithm
||Aimen E Gheribi, Jean-Phillipe Harvey, Patrice Chartand, Eve Belisle, Chris Bale, Arthur Pelton
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
In alloy and process design, one seeks to identify compositions where certain functions have optimal values under various constraints. Such functions include liquidus temperature, amounts and compositions of phases, densities, vapor pressures, viscosities etc. The FactOptimal software which links the FactSage software and database with the MADS (Mesh Adaptive Direct Search) algorithm has been developed to solve such problems. For example, with FactOptimal one can calculate all the eutectic points of a multicomponent system or identify compositions which result in a desired microstructure.
An extension of FactOptimal has recently been developed to link the SimuSage flowsheet simulation sorftware to FactOptimal thereby permiting process parameters to be optimized taking into account heat and mass balances as well as the latest models and databases for thermodynamic and physical properties. Several examples for alloy and process design will be presented.
||Planned: TMS Journal: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions