CASiM² project: HIP Simulation
Researcher(s): Hang Wang
Collaborator(s): Khamis Essa, Moataz Attallah, Hector Basoalto
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is a process to reduce the pores and increase the density of materials. Creep plays an important role for densification and high temperature behaviour in HIP. However flow and compaction of powder material can be very difficult to measure experimentally. A numerical model offers and excellent method to understand these mechanisms within the powder. In this project, a general creep model has been developed. The microstructure has been taken into account within this creep model, including grain size, gamma-prime particle size, gamma-prime volume fraction, and so on. The regions with/without cavities have also been considered separately in the present model. Different creep properties have been predicted for alloys with different sets of microstructure. The creep model has been applied into the HIP process. The influence of temperature and pressure on the densification has been investigated. The constitutive creep model can be used in the simulation of a number of powder-based processes such as HIP, sintering, and interlayer diffusion bonding.
Essentials of Data Visualisation and Infographic Design
Mon 12th October
A two-hour seminar will be given by the data visualisation specialist, Andy Kirk, through a blend of teaching, discussion and group exercise starting from evaluating works, conceiving ideas, exploring data and identifying best-fit solutions to effective data presentation.
The CHART project
Mon 20th October
The CHART project - Materials Testing and Analysis for Business
PRISM presents at the Royal Academy of Engineers Summer Soiree
Tue 1st July
The University of Birmingham's School of Metallurgy & Materials were invited to showcase their projects at the Royal Academy of Engineers Soiree at the MTC, Coventry.
CASiM² Business Engagement Activities
Mon 28th April
As a part of the CASiM project, the University is able to offer West Midlands Small-Medium Enterprise companies 2 days business assist with computer modelling projects