"Heat resistant Fe-base alloys for application in generation energy systems under extreme environments"
Funding: Spanish Ministry of Innovation and competitiveness (National programme for the promotion of excellence in scientific and technical research) (MAT2013-47460-C5-3-P)
Partners: Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas (CENIM-CSIC, Project Coordinator), Centro de Investigación Energética, Medioambiental y Tecnológica (CIEMAT), IMDEA Materials Institute, Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas and Carlos III University of Madrid
Project period: 2014 – 2017
Principal Investigator: Dr. Miguel Monclús (miguel.monclus(AT)imdea.org)
Whithin the framework of the coordinated project Ferro-GENESYS, IMDEA Materials Institute will model irradiation damage and nanoscale mechanical charaterisation in ODS FeCrAl and FeAl(Cr/Zr) heat resistant alloys. The following specific objectives will be considered: i) development of modeling codes aimed at predict the radiation damage effect on the FeCr microstructure. The MMonCa simulator developed at IMDEA Materials will be extended to include at the same time models for the interdiffusion of FeCr and the evolution of defects with time and temperature, ii) determination of mechanical properties by nanoindentation in nano/micro- structured FM steels, and ODS allos alloys involved in the project, and iii) the characterization of Indentation Creep (T < 850 ºC) of ODS alloys involved in the project.