Hero-m 2 Innovation
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Materialvetenskap|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 35 000 000|
|Project duration||May 2017 - April 2022|
Purpose and goal
The aim and goal is to develop theoretical tools and competence for fast, intelligent and cost efficient materials development together with Swedish industry. Continuous scientific breakthroughs are exploited to enable design of materials from atomistic scale to finished products. The improvements of materials contribute to development of technologies and processes and thus to a sustainable society.
Expected results and effects
Methods based on the hierarchic approach in the spirit of MGI and ICME, are being implemented to materials design in industry. On a long-term perspective this leads to fulfilment of the goals of MGI by decreasing the materials development cycle from 10-20 years to 3-4 years. The gap between ab initio and empiric or semi-empiric methods has been bridged and thermodynamic and kinetic properties of relevant alloys obtained by combining ab initio and phenomenological methods are available. Models for predicting certain mechanical properties from microstructure are available.
Planned approach and implementation
The research covers issues of fundamental character of strategic value as well as questions of a more applied nature. Although the emphasis is on new theoretical tools, experimental verification and measurements are crucial. The research conducted is based on excellent and world leading science focused directly on the industrial partners demand for useful results. The research is carried out in Materials design projects and projects with a generic character, both with academic and industrial participation.