WG2: Experimental and Simulation Challenges

Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. Verena Maier-Kiener
Senior Lecturer & Group Leader
Chair of Functional Materials and Materials Systems
Department Materials Science
Montanuniversität Leoben
Roseggerstr. 12, A-8700 Leoben, Austria
email: verena.maier-kiener@unileoben.ac.at

WG2 Experimental and simulation challenges The Action seeks to identify and promote the use of the most effective (robustness, highest throughput) experimental and simulation techniques.

Task 2.1 Define two hierarchically structured model materials and perform round-robin mechanical testing at the nano to meso scales

Task 2.2 Evaluate the performance and current limitations of the different experimental techniques for use at the different length scales (milestone 2.1)

Task 2.3 Identify nanomechanical methods suitable for standardization (beside nanoindentation)

Task 2.4 Evaluate the performance and current limitations of the different simulation techniques, favouring open-source solutions (milestone 2.2)

Task 2.5 Match the outcome of different simulations on model materials with experimental results from round robin tests and draw conclusions on the complementarity of both techniques 17

Task 2.6 Forecast cross-techniques advances (in situ operation, import of a given technique to different characterization tool…)

Task 2.7 Communicate users’ feedback and requests to SME instrument manufacturers about implementation of most timely advanced capabilities.