WIT Press


DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE FOR THE CREATION OF NEW MATERIALS WITH HYBRID PROPERTIES

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC170141

Volume

116

Pages

9

Page Range

139 - 147

Published

2017

Size

450 kb

Author(s)

IKUO TANABE

Abstract

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the importance to manufacture products that involve high-quality, hybrid properties, multi-functionality, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly characteristics has been highlighted in the development of new ideas and technologies. Therefore, given that the development of new materials has been following the same trend, a software for the creation of new materials with hybrid properties was developed and evaluated. The developed software involved and calculated several properties, such as density, Young’s modulus, coefficient of linear expansion, specific heat and thermal conductivity. This software was composed of the following two functions: (1) the calculation of the combination and ratio of constituent materials to create a composite material that achieves certain desired properties, and (2) the calculation of the properties shown by the generated composite material based on the combination and ratio of its constituent materials. Subsequently, a three-dimensional functional gradient material (FGM) was manufactured and evaluated based on the developed software. It was concluded from the evaluation that; (1) the proposed software was able to calculate properties such as density, Young’s modulus, coefficient of linear expansion, specific heat and thermal conductivity; (2) the software was useful for the development of a three-dimensional functional gradient material.

Keywords

software, new material, hybrid property, three-dimensional functional gradient material, functionally graded material