How simulations can help understand the link between mesoscale mechanics and macroscopic material behavior

Prof. Dr. Dennis Kochmann (D-MAVT)

One of the key challenges in material modeling is the link between small-scale processes and the resulting, effective large-scale material performance. For the selected examples of ferroelectric ceramics and hcp metals, we demonstrate the applicability of computational homogenization paired with careful bottom-up material modeling in order to predict macroscopic material behavior from lower-scale information (including data from electronic structure and atomistic levels all the way up to the meso- and macroscale).

Overview D-MATL Seminar 2018