Software products for modelling and simulation in materials science

S. MalinovCorresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, a, W. Shaa

aThe Queen's University Belfast, School of Civil Engineering, Belfast, BT7 1NN, UK


Models and software products have been developed for modelling, simulation and prediction of different correlations in materials science, including The correlation between processing parameters and properties in titanium alloys and ( - titanium aluminides; Time-temperature-transformation (TTT) diagrams for titanium alloys; Corrosion resistance of titanium alloys; Surface hardness and microhardness profile of nitrocarburised layers; Fatigue stress life (S-N) diagrams for Ti-6Al-4V alloys. The programs are based on trained artificial neural networks. For each particular case appropriate combination of inputs and outputs is chosen. Very good performances of the models are achieved. Graphical user interfaces (GUI) are created for easy use of the models. In addition interactive text versions are developed. The models designed are combined and integrated in software package that is build up on a modular fashion. The software products are available in versions for different platforms including Windows 95/98/2000/NT, UNIX, and Apple Macintosh. Description of the software products is given, to demonstrate that they are convenient and powerful tools for practical applications in solving various problems in materials science. Examples for optimisation of the alloy compositions, processing parameters and working conditions are illustrated. An option for use of the software in materials selection procedure is described.

Author Keywords: Modelling, Software, Computer simulation, Neural network, Optimisation, Properties, Processing parameters, Materials selection

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