Aluminum Alloy Phase Equilibria, Thermodynamic Properties, and Microstructure

National Laboratory: 
Idaho National Laboratory
Characterization Class: 
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Computational Tools Class: 
Materials Processing
Structure-Properties
Processing/Manufacturing Class: 
Fabrication and synthesis
Description: 

Idaho National Laboratory has the required computational tools and expertise (VASP, LAMMPS, GIBBS, PHONON, THERMO-CALC, DICTRA, and PRISMA) that enable designing different aluminum alloy tempers for service in aggressive environments (corrosion). Customers can obtain competent advice, expertise, and calculation results, facilitating the aluminum alloy selection process for different types of services. 

Capability Bounds: 

Limited to foundry aluminum alloys.

Unique Aspects: 

The combined application of supercomputing, sophisticated computational tools, and industrial expertise allows INL to develop solutions in the form of different thermo-mechanical treatments or collapsed production cycles that ensure savings of energy, time, and money--all while providing the required alloy’s superior performance.

Availability: 

Work can be conducted at INL or with a potential customer.

Single Point of Contact: 

Name: Dr. Michael V. Glazoff, Distinguished Staff Scientist
Email: michael.glazoff@inl.gov
Phone: (208) 526-8937

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