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Predicting the structural performance of heat-treatable Al-alloys

Starink, M.J., Sinclair, I., Reed, P.A.S. and Gregson, P.J., (2000) Predicting the structural performance of heat-treatable Al-alloys Starke, Jr., E.A., Sanders, T.H. and Cassada, W.A. (eds.) In Aluminium Alloys - Their Physical and Mechanical Properties. Trans Tech., pp. 97-110.

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Advances in physically-based and adaptive numeric modelling (ANM) have lead to a significant elevation of the role of modelling in commercial alloy development and process optimisation. Within these two categories of modelling a wide variety of techniques exists, whilst hybrid approaches, taking advantage of the benefits of the both methods, are also being developed. In this paper various ANM techniques and physically-based models relevant for modelling and predicting the properties of heat treatable Al-based alloys are reviewed, and case studies involving the modelling of proof stress, toughness and conductivity of a range of Al-based alloys are presented. These case studies illustrate that successful modelling requires an in-depth understanding of the various modelling options. Selection of the optimum modelling approach is driven by a range of factors, such as size of database available (large databases are best analysed using adaptive numeric modelling approaches), and availability of sound physical understanding (the latter benefiting physically-based approaches).

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Published date: 2000
Venue - Dates: 7th International Conference ICAA7, 2000-04-09 - 2000-04-14
Keywords: adaptive numeric modelling, aerospace alloys, conductivity, physical modelling, strength, toughness, aluminium alloys


Local EPrints ID: 21469
ISBN: 0878498532
ISSN: 0255-5476
PURE UUID: b30854a4-5d15-464f-95b7-328e87b0ad0d
ORCID for P.A.S. Reed: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 13 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:26

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Author: M.J. Starink
Author: I. Sinclair
Author: P.A.S. Reed ORCID iD
Author: P.J. Gregson
Editor: E.A. Starke, Jr.
Editor: T.H. Sanders
Editor: W.A. Cassada

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