- Govindarajan Muralidharan, Materials Science and Technology Division Alloy Behavior and Design Group
The demand for improved energy efficiencies in industrial processing, energy production systems, chemical/petrochemical processing, and light- and heavy-duty vehicles requires materials used in these applications to perform in increasingly harsh environments. For example, the demand for improved fuel efficiencies in light- and heavy-duty vehicles has resulted in increased exhaust gas temperatures requiring materials to function in higher temperature/stress environments. These changing environments demand the selection of a different material from a suite of existing, commercially available materials, but in many cases, materials with the suitable combination of properties are not available or are not available at the appropriate cost. In this presentation, I will provide several examples of new materials that have been developed using a computation-aided approach in response to critical needs in industrial, transportation, and nuclear applications and conclude by highlighting their transition from laboratory-scale development to industrial use.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30 am.