Traditional design of engineering materials for industrial processing is mainly based on the macroscopic or average properties. A quantitative specification of the meso-structures is now possible through modern instrumentation and data acquisition technique. The meso-level continuum based microstructure formulation provide a scientific basis for the design and selection of material structures to suit a particular processing route. Examples are drawn from industry to illustrate the importance of meso-structure design (e.g., the type of crystallographic textures, the maximum variation in local textures, the grain size range and distribution, etc.) in improving the formability and machinability of engineering materials.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications
- Metals and Alloys
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering