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Low density, wear-resistant Fe-based alloy development (LOWEAR)

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Coordinator Tekniska Högskolan i Jönköping AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 800 000
Project duration November 2022 - February 2024
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme SIP LIGHTer
Call Strategic innovation program LIGHTer 2022

Purpose and goal

** Denna text är maskinöversatt ** LOWEAR aims to understand the wear mechanisms of existing steel alloys and consequently develop and produce (cast) up to two lightweight wear-resistant Fe-based alloys, based on the design criteria established by the project consortium. Modern alloy design strategies such as high-entropy alloys and "high-throughput screening" are used. In the long term, the acquired knowledge provides unique guidance for developing metal alloys, even beyond the goals of this project.

Expected results and effects

** Denna text är maskinöversatt ** Developing light wear-resistant alloys is an increasing eligibility requirement in the metal industry towards more durability, mainly associated with the frequent need for service, maintenance, and remanufacturing. In many sectors such as transportation, in addition to wear performance, component weight is a factor that has a direct correlation to fuel consumption. LOWEAR is the first step in our holistic approach to the development and industrial implementation of the next generation of wear-resistant, low-density alloys.

Planned approach and implementation

** Denna text är maskinöversatt ** The research integrated computational modeling and alloy design with experimental processing and characterization of the alloys. The activities are divided into four work packages (WP): WP1 deals with literature review and preliminary testing; WP2 focuses on alloy design using computational thermodynamics and empirical modeling; WP3 deals with alloy manufacturing using casting; and WP4 deals with testing and characterization of the developed alloys.

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Last updated 18 June 2023

Reference number 2022-02561

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