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Subproject B.7

MD-Simulations on Strengthening Caused by GP-Zones in Al-Cu Alloys

Aluminum alloys - A material with different properties

High strength, good ductility, a large range of temperatures, weldable, heat treatable, ... Why do aluminum alloys have so many different properties? Why can they be used in so versatile ways? How effects the concentration of the alloy surcharge the strength properties? What are the mechanisms running at the excretions by hardening?

To investigate these issue, this project uses the molecular dynamics simulation of aluminum-copper alloys at different concentrations. Copper is one of the most common charges in aluminum alloys and is also heat treatable. Therefore, this system suites ideally for the considered problems. The aims of our investigations are fundamental insights into mechanisms that contribute to the strength of the alloy.


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