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Processing Maps: A Status Report

Prasad, YVRK (2003) Processing Maps: A Status Report. In: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 12 (6). pp. 638-645.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1361/105994903322692420


In the last two decades, processing maps have been developed on a wide variety of materials including metals and alloys, metal matrix composites, and aluminides, and applied to optimizing hot workability of materials and for process design in bulk metal working. Processing maps consist of a superimposition of efficiency of power dissipation and the instability maps, the former revealing the "safe" domain for processing and the latter setting the limits for avoiding undesirable microstructures. The dynamic materials model, which forms the basis for processing maps, is discussed in relation to other materials models. The application of dynamical systems principles to understanding of deterministic chaos in the system will help in achieving a greater degree of microstructural control during processing. The patterns in the hot working behavior as revealed by the processing maps of several classes of alloys relevant to technology are reviewed briefly. Processing maps have also been applied to analyze several industrial problems including process optimization, product property control, and defect avoidance, and a few examples are listed. With the processing maps reaching a matured stage as an effective tool for optimizing materials workability, expert systems and artificial neural network models are being developed to aid and prompt novice engineers to design and optimize metal processing without the immediate availability of a domain expert, and the directions of research in this area are outlined.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Publisher: ASM International
Additional Information: The Copyright belongs to Springer
Keywords: Aluminides;Metal Matrix Composites;Processing Maps
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2014 06:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/6241

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