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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

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THEORY AND MODELLING OF MATERIALS IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

25 -28 September 2016

The Cosener’s House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JD, England

Presentation1

Materials under extreme conditions, whether in ceramic processing, nuclear reactors, or the cores of planets, are especially difficult to characterise experimentally, and theory is increasingly called upon for quantitative understanding and prediction. The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss techniques and applications of theory and simulation that are specifically dealing with the properties of materials at high temperatures and/or pressures. These properties may include electronic properties (conductivity, thermoelectricity), phase stability, processing, microstructural evolution and mechanical properties. Techniques may include ab initio or DFT methods beyond the quasi-harmonic approximation, large-scale molecular dynamics, mesoscale modelling, finite elements, or combinations thereof. Developments in theory and simulation at all length scales, from atomistic to continuum, are open for discussion, as long as the explicit high-temperature or high stress aspects are prominent.

Workshop Programme – click HERE

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • TA Parthasarathy, AFRL, Dayton, OH, USA
  • Frank Zok, UCSB
  • Peter Brown, DSTL
  • Joerg Neugebauer, MPI Düsseldorf
  • Chris Pickard, University of Cambridge
  • Daniel Balint, Imperial College London
  • Dario Alfe, University College London
  • Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State Univ., USA
  • Donald Brenner, NC State Univ., USA
(All participants, please  register here)