Published on Wednesday August 8, 2007
Dr. Surya Kalidindi, Department Head and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant titled “AHSS: Development of novel finite element simulation tools that implement crystal plasticity constitutive theories using an efficient spectral framework.” MSE Research Assistant Professor Dr. David Fullwood will be the Co-PI on the grant which totals $430,000 over a four year period.
The goal of this project is to develop spectral crystal plasticity based finite element tools for simulating deformation processing operations and mechanical performance of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS). These new tools will provide significantly better predictions of microstructure evolution and anisotropic mechanical response of steels while keeping the computational times involved comparable to the tools currently used by the industry that are generally based on a phenomenological description of plasticity.
This proposal marks the third NSF grant that Dr. Kalidindi has received this academic year as PI, bringing the total amount of NSF grants he has received this year to $1.1 million. These grants are in addition to a new Department of Education GAANN grant he received earlier this year as Co-PI with PI Dr. Antonios Zavaliangos.