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Hero-m 2 Innovation

Hero-m 2 Innovation is one of the thirteen granted Vinnova Competence Centers in wich universities, colleges, research institutes, companies and public actors in close collaboration carry out world-class research in areas that are important for Sweden's competitiveness. 

Funding: 109 million between 2017-2021, divided in cash and in-kind

Head of the center: Annika Borgenstam, KTH, annbor@kth.se

The center is a continuation of Hero-M - Hierarchical Engineering of Industrial Materials, a Vinnova-funded Vinn Excellence Center.

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Seminar

"Microstructure evolutions and oxidation of heat resistant steels under service conditions”

by Xavier Sauvage, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, CNRS, University Rouen Normandy, France

Abstract: Heat resistant steels used in cracking or reforming furnaces have to face harsh service conditions including high temperatures (from 750 °C up to 1100 °C), oxidizing environment on the external surface of pipes and in some cases carburizing on the inside. FeNiCr steels (known as HK or HP grades) have been designed to resist against oxidation and creep in such service conditions. Pipes (few meters long) are typically produced using centrifugal casting. They exhibit large columnar grains with a dendritic structure surrounded by micrometer scale eutectic carbides (MC (Nb or Ti rich) or M7C3 (Cr rich)), so called primary carbides. Pipes are often directly used in as-cast conditions but M7C3 primary carbides are not stable in the temperature range of applications. It gives rise to secondary precipitation of M23C6 carbides which is believed to promote the creep resistance.
In this presentation, applications and material processing by centrifugal casting will be presented at first. Then, a special emphasis will be given on microstructures evolutions in service conditions and especially about the detailed mechanisms of secondary precipitation. The last part of the presentation will be devoted to the design of alumina forming heat resistant steels for enhanced oxidation resistance.

Venue: Zoom

Date: 7th of December 2020 13:30-15:00 (GMT+1)

Previous Events  

Seminar

" New Insights into Metallic Alloy Microstructural Evolution by Multiscale in-situ/Ex-situ Characterization”

by Associate Professor Amy Clarke from Colorado School of Mines 

Venue: Zoom
Date: 27th of May 2020 16:00 (GMT +2)

Seminar

"Multiscale and multi-physics simulations of chemo-mechanical crystal plasticity problems for complex engineering materials using DAMASK”

by Professor Dierk Raabe from Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf.

Abstract: The seminar presents recent progress in a unified multi-physics chemo-mechanical crystal plasticity theory and some applications to complex engineering alloys subjected to thermal and mechanical loads. 

Venue: Zoom

Date: 5th of June 2020 14:00-15:30 (GMT+2)

Seminar

" When strong steels become tired."
by Sir Harry Badeshia, University of Cambridge, Head of Phase Transformations & Complex
Properties Research Group

Abstract: "Steels are now expected to operate in hostile conditions that would not be tolerated by any other material. And to cap it all, they must behave in a reliable manner with predictable end of life. My focus in this talk will be on damage mechanisms in components such as bearings, rails and shafts made from incredibly strong steels subjected to complex combinations of stresses. The aim is to inspire alloy design based on structure control and resistance to ingress by rogue elements."
Venue: Zoom.
Date: 30th of April 2020
Time: 13:00

Seminar

" Ab-Initio simulations of point defects and diffusion in cubic carbides"
by Pavel Korzhavyi, KTH, Project leader of Hero-m 2i Generic Ab Initio Project
Venue: Kuben, MSE KTH
Date: 16th of December 2019
Time: 10:00

Seminar

" Mechanical behaviour of Microstructures Obtained by Reversion HEat Treatments in a Metastable Austenitic PH Stainless Steel"
by David San- Martín, from CENIM-CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Venue: Sefström, MSE KTH
Date: 13th of December 2019
Time: 11:00

Seminar

" Estimating and predicting heat capacity within the context of the development of the new unary database"
by Tilo Zienert, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Venue: Kuben, MSE KTH
Date: 10th of September 2019
Time: 15:00

Seminar

" Imaging of alloy solidification "
by Lars Arnberg, affiliated professor in materials science with specialization in solidification and casting of aluminum and aluminum alloys at KTH
Venue: Kuben, MSE KTH
Date: 19th of August 2019
Time: 10:00

Seminar

" Use of high-throughput Calphad calculations for the development of high entropy alloys "
by Jean-Marc Joubert, CNRS-Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
Venue: Kuben, MSE KTH
Date: 14th of June 2019
Time: 14:00

Annual Hero-m 2i Workshop

Venue: Rönneberga, Lidingö
Date: 13-14th of May 2019

PhD defense ”Strain Gradient Plasticity Modelling of Precipitation Strengthening”

by Mohammadali Asgharzadeh, KTH
Venue: Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8
Date: 13th of February 2019
Time: 10:00

Materials Design Workshop

Venue: MSE, KTH, Brinellvägen 23, 100 44 Stockholm
Date: 13-14th of November 2018
Time: 10:00

PhD defense ”Modelling phase separation in Fe-Cr alloys - A continuum approach”

by Thomas Barker, KTH
Venue: Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8
Date: 19th of October 2018
Time: 10:00

Seminar

" Exploring ideas, intellectual property and commercial opportunities from your research- available support at KTH Innovation and some case examples on how it can be done"

by Daniel Carlsson, KTH Holding
Venue: Kuben, MSE KTH
Date: 28th of March 2019
Time: 10:00

Seminar

”Some observations on the structure, strength and yielding of lath martensite

by Prof Bevis Hutchinson, Swerim AB
Venue: Kuben, MSE KTH
Date: 16th of October 2018
Time: 14:00

Seminar

”Flow and softening phenomena during hot working of steels”
Thermomechanical processing – that is using elevated temperature deformation as a tool to engineer microstructure – continues to be one of the most industrially important techniques for controlling the properties of ferrous alloys. This presentation will review modern approaches to analysis of microstructure and texture evolution during hot working of advanced high strength steels and specialty alloys, including physical simulation, modelling, and novel techniques such as in-situ microstructure quantification using laser induced ultrasound.

by David Martin, Swerea KIMAB
Venue: Kuben, MSE KTH
Date: 2nd March 2018
Time: 14:00

Seminar

”Cross slip versus deformation twinning in Cr-Ni stainless steels, relation to the mechanical properties”

by Göran Engberg, Högskolan Dalarna
Venue: Kuben, MSE KTH
Date: 18 December 2017
Time: 13:15 

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