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Optimizing Manufacturing of Metallic Materials by Modeling Microstructure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-P-5183
Agency Tracking Number: F191-108-0306
Amount: $149,896.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-108
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-12
Small Business Information
2545 Farmers Drive Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43235
United States
DUNS: 789156841
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ravi Shankar
 Director, Project Development
 (614) 451-8330
Business Contact
 Wei-Tsu Wu
Phone: (614) 451-8322
Research Institution

While manufacturing process modeling capabilities are mature, there is a need to seamlessly integrate process modeling results with various microstructure evolution models. Currently there are several hurdles to link various standalone microstructure evolution models with FEM based process modeling tools. Linking microstructural models need a good understanding of writing user subroutines which can be cumbersome and the data flow between the process modeling tools and microstructural models are difficult to implement. As the microstructure models and process modeling tools evolve, the existing links between them sometimes don’t work as well. There is a need to build an open architecture platform that will easily link process modeling results with microstructure evolution tools. In this project, we propose to investigate a modeling framework and identify workflow requirements to interface finite element method based thermo-mechanical process (TMP) modeling results with external microstructure evolution models which enables a closely coupled, run-time integration of process-structure-property prediction models.

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