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Multi-scale modeling and characterization of reactive wetting phenomena Leuven Belgium,  

KU Leuven (company)

Posted on : 26 August 2017

Project Description


Wetting and interfacial reactions are important material processes and are critical steps in widely applied technological processes, such as joining and coating. The properties of the resulting joint or coating depend largely on the microstructure of the reaction product at the interface, which is itself in a complex way affected by the material properties and conditions during the wetting process. Better insights in the nano- and microscale processes during reactive wetting, and how they interact, are required to unravel these complex correlations. The aim of the project is to develop a multi-scale modeling approach considering all the energy dissipating processes on the various length-scales, using nanoscale molecular dynamics simulations and microscale phase-field simulations, and apply it to a number of relevant technological applications.The multi-scale framework will be supported and validated by specialized experiments and multi-scale characterization of the interfaces. These insights and such a computational model has great potential in guiding the design and optimization of material joints and coatings, and can reduce the development time of new materials in a wide range of technologies.


3000 Leuven, Belgium

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