||Computational modelling is a great tool to get insights into material and process development. With the advances in multiphysics modelling one can combine diffusion, heat reansfer, fluid flow, phase transformation kinetics, electrochemistry etc to develop new materials and processes.
This greatly reduces the amount of time it takes to introduce new products and optimize processes. It is important to verify the predictions/insights obtained with experimental data. Some of the applications for this approach are; advances in heat treatement, developing new nanosensors and processes for environmental monitoring, corrosion analysis, diffusion bonding, welding, forging,casting, predicting the lifetime of biomedical materials and developing new ones. While earlier engineers and scientists found the mathematics and science daunting the advances in software and computing power have now made it comparatively easy to perform these tasks. Applications need to be discussed to encourage attendees to use computational modelling.