ICAMS / Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation


A multi-scale perspective on grain boundary failure

Date: 16.11.2015
Time: 04:15
Place: ICAMS seminar room IC 02-718

Claas Hüter, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany

Grain boundaries are weak spots prone to failure in numerous materials which are indispensable for our everyday life. The diversity of involved phenomena renders a predictive understanding of the associated failure processes challenging to this day. Specifically, the interaction of structural transitions and wetting phenomena on atomistic scales and transport processes on the extended mesoscale is demanding from a modelling perspective. We present results we gained via combination of different theoretical approaches which complement each other very efficiently.

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