Among our competences is the simulation of precipitation evolution in various polycrystalline and single-crystal, wrought and cast Ni-base superalloys. For instance, we tackle the role of primary precipitates, formed during casting, and evaluate the particle distributions of multimodal precipitation. Further, we can propose processing parameters such as proper homogenization times. Based on our precipitation simulations, we are able to predict materials properties such as yield strength, as well as the microstructural evolution of the material.

Some examples demonstrating our competence in the Ni-base superalloys process simulation include:

 

Figure: Dendrites in etched single-crystal superalloy PWA1480, cut normal to growth direction.