An accelerated methodology for the evaluation of critical properties in polyphase alloys

Paul Dawson, Matthew Miller, Tong Seok Han, Joel Bernier

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A system for more rapidly determining the strength and stiffness of polyphase alloys is presented that is based on a digital representation of the material structure. Working in concert with the representation are a number of digital tools and probes that are analogues of testing equipment and instrumentation of traditional laboratory methods. These are combined with nontraditional mechanical testing methods to complete the system. An example of an Fe-Cu system is used to illustrate the methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1627-1641
Number of pages15
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors express their gratitude to several individuals that have contributed to the results presented in this article: Chris Pelkie, Cornell Theory Center, for visualization; Linda Buttel and Mike Padula, Cornell Theory Center, for data base design; Alexander Kazimirov, CHESS, and Jim Richardson, IPNS, for their invaluable assistance with the diffraction experiments; and Jun-Sang Park for his work in obtaining EBSD data. This work was sponsored, in part, by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USAF, under Grant/Contract No. F49620-02-1-0047.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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