Phd Proposal by Adrienne Muth

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    • Monday October 22, 2018
      1:55 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: MRDC 3515
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Summary Sentence: Advanced Structure-Property Linkages Based on Extreme Value Statistics for Fatigue Indicator Parameters for Alloys

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THE SCHOOL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

 

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

Under the provisions of the regulations for the degree

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

on Monday, October 22, 2018

1:55 PM
in MRDC 3515

 

will be held the

 

DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEFENSE

for

 

Adrienne Muth

 

"Advanced Structure-Property Linkages Based on Extreme Value Statistics for Fatigue Indicator Parameters for Alloys"

 

Committee Members:

Prof. David McDowell, Advisor, MSE

Prof. Surya Kalidindi, MSE

Prof. Richard Neu, ME

Prof. Reji John, Air Force Research Lab

Prof. Adam Pilchak, Air Force Research Lab

 

Abstract:

 

Fatigue lifetime is a critical performance requirement for polycrystalline metal alloys used in aerospace applications but is a significant challenge to study, as fatigue behavior exhibits highly variable responses to microstructure attributes and loading conditions. Elucidating the role that combinations of microstructure attributes play in promoting fatigue crack formation and early growth requires a prohibitive number of experiments. Identifying the local microstructure states that favor fatigue crack formation and, separately, early crack growth will allow for materials processing to be adapted to minimize risk of crack initiation. In the proposed work, a hierarchical, multiscale, statistically-driven computational workflow is laid out to provide a template for using data science methods to enhance investigation fatigue response of polycrystalline alloys, using Ti-6Al-4V as an example.

     

First, microstructure data from experimental results are used to create statistically representative microstructure volumes, which are then subjected to cyclic loading using a constitutive model that captures crystallographic slip using finite element modeling. Fatigue Indicator Parameters (FIPs) are investigated as surrogate measures of driving force for fatigue crack formation within the nucleant phase or grain and characterized by the phase of the grain in which they are located. The proposed project will utilize these FIPs and methodology to provide insight for improved fatigue resistance behavior for both fatigue crack formation and growth past first barrier. Significance of the work includes:

  1. Investigation of effects of microstructure and loading conditions on phase of grains coincident with locations of maximal FIP values.
  2. Novel data-science approach to identify the combinations of microstructure attributes with highest likelihood to lead to formation of fatigue crack using extreme value distributions (EVDs), 2-point statistics, and principal component analysis (PCA).
  3. Utilization of extreme value marked correlation functions (EVMCFs) at locations of maximal FIP values to study joint conditional probability that a fatigue crack has sufficient driving force to both form and to grow past first barrier, which have only been studied separately before.
  4. First ever preliminary assessment of model form effects on EVD and EVMCF results.

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  • Created By: Tatianna Richardson
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  • Created On: Oct 9, 2018 - 10:42am
  • Last Updated: Oct 9, 2018 - 10:42am