As part of the European project MICROMECH, carried out in collaboration with Industria de Turbopropulsores (ITP), the following results have been obtained
- Development of a new methodology for experimental characterization at the micro scale. This methodology is based on micropillar compression as a function of grain orientation, strain rate and temperature to be applied on polycrystalline materials to determine the constitutive behaviour for Crystal Plasticity (CP) models at the single crystal level.
- Implementation in CAPSUL © software package (a package of crystal plasticity and polycrystalline homogenization simulation tools) of a tool to generate Representative Volume Elements (RVEs) of the microstructure using statistical experimental data.
- Implementation in CAPSUL © software package of new features to predict creep behaviour.
- Implementation in CAPSUL © software package of scripts to generate and post process fatigue models as well as new CP models for cyclic deformation in order to predict fatigue life.
- Tuning and parametrization of CAPSUL © software package to Ni-based superalloys.
- Implementation in CAPSUL © software package of a set of tools to include in the RVE models statistical defects (surface roughness, particles and voids). This tool, combined with points 2-5 above will generate allowables in Ni-based superalloys at any temperature and microstructure for monotonic response, creep and fatigue.
For more information about CAPSUL © software package or the results of the MICROMECH project please contact Dr. Javier Segurado (firstname.lastname@example.org, +34 91 5493422 (ext. 1046))