Research Group for Metallurgical Process Engineering
he research group Metallurgical Processing Technologies deals with the production and processing of metallic materials mainly in the field of steel, aluminum and nickel-based alloys.
The essential aid in our activities is the modeling and simulation of the microstructure development in polycrystalline materials, with the aim of determining the properties of these materials on the basis of the development of state variables (precipitations and their distribution, crystal defects, grain sizes and their distribution, etc.) and their mutual Describe interactions as a function of the processing parameters. In these activities, the thermokinetic software MatCalc, opens an external URL in a new window is developed, which is already available to other university research groups and the international materials processing industry as part of a TU Wien spin-off (MatCalc Engineering GmbH, opens an external URL in a new window).
The vision behind our activities is the description and prediction of material properties based on the underlying material structure. So, the link between material processing - material structure - material properties in steel (because: steel is sexy), aluminum, nickel-based alloys, magnesium, copper, solders ...