D&D2 - Metal Alloys

The ultimate objective of the project D&D2 —  From Atoms to Additive Manufacturing: Computational Design of Complex Metal Alloys — is to develop a computational framework for the creation and control of precipitate-strengthened metal alloys, with a major application goal of guiding emerging additive manufacturing methodologies.  The technical objectives that underly this ultimate objective are to predict a priori, and validate experimentally, the structure and energetics of complex precipitate phases that form in advanced engineering metal alloys; the resulting mechanical strength (plastic flow stress) as a function of precipitate morphology and alloy chemistry; and the early-stage evolution of the alloy as a function of time-temperature history.

The project is led by William Curtin.

Group Leaders

William Curtin
Project leader
EPFL, Lausanne
Michele Ceriotti
Deputy director
EPFL, Lausanne
Anatole von Lilienfeld
Project leader
UniBas, Basel

Related publications (until January 2022)