Modeling of Microstructures
The modeling and simulation of texture evolution for titanium alloys is often tightly coupled to microstructure evolution. This article focuses on a number of problems for titanium alloys in which such coupling is critical in the development of quantitative models. It discusses the phase equilibria, crystallography, and deformation behavior of titanium and titanium alloys. The article describes the modeling and simulation of recrystallization and grain growth of single-phase beta and single-phase alpha titanium. The deformation- and transformation-texture evolution of two-phase (alpha/beta) titanium alloys are also discussed.
Neural-network (NN) modeling is most suitable for simulations of correlations that are hard to describe or cannot be accurately predicted by physical models. This article describes the principles and procedures of NN modeling. It discusses the use of NN modeling in general organization of software and graphical user interfaces. The article also provides information on the ways to improve and upgrade the NN models.