What is it about?

Different simulation approaches suitable to describe phenomena occurring among the phases, grains, and subgrains in metallic microstructures are shortly presented. Emphasis is laid on multi-physical models that are of special interest for industrial application. A personal outlook on future trends is additionally given.

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Why is it important?

Continuum modeling approaches are the only simulation approaches that are routinely used for time and length scales relevant to engineering applications.

Perspectives

This is a prospective article, including forecast on the future development of continuum modeling. Let's see how true my personal outlook is.

Martin Diehl
Associatie KU Leuven

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This page is a summary of: Review and outlook: mechanical, thermodynamic, and kinetic continuum modeling of metallic materials at the grain scale, MRS Communications, October 2017, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1557/mrc.2017.98.
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