Stability of Materials

  • A. Gonis
  • P. E. A. Turchi
  • Josef Kudrnovský

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 355)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Numerical Simulations and Phenomenology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Invited papers

    3. Contributed papers

  3. Electronic Structure Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Invited papers

      1. J. Kudrnovský, I. Turek, V. Drchal, M. Šob
        Pages 237-264

About this book

Introduction

Engineering materials with desirable physical and technological properties requires understanding and predictive capability of materials behavior under varying external conditions, such as temperature and pressure. This immediately brings one face to face with the fundamental difficulty of establishing a connection between materials behavior at a microscopic level, where understanding is to be sought, and macroscopic behavior which needs to be predicted. Bridging the corresponding gap in length scales that separates the ends of this spectrum has been a goal intensely pursued by theoretical physicists, experimentalists, and metallurgists alike. Traditionally, the search for methods to bridge the length scale gap and to gain the needed predictive capability of materials properties has been conducted largely on a trial and error basis, guided by the skill of the metallurgist, large volumes of experimental data, and often ad hoc semi phenomenological models. This situation has persisted almost to this day, and it is only recently that significant changes have begun to take place. These changes have been brought about by a number of developments, some of long standing, others of more recent vintage.

Keywords

Metall Phase Potential alloy crystal deformation materials properties model modeling simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Gonis
    • 1
  • P. E. A. Turchi
    • 1
  • Josef Kudrnovský
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Czech Academy of SciencesPrahaCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0385-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8028-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0385-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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