The project “A Multi-Scale Computational Platform for Predictive Modeling of Corrosion in Al-steel Joints,” funded by the Vehicle Technologies Office of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), started recently. We are working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Michigan, the University of Georgia, Pennsylvania State University, General Motors, Optimal Process Technologies, and Livermore Software Technology Corp to develop an open-source computational platform integrating multi-scale models for corrosion and the resulting mechanical performances in dissimilar materials joints. The project budget is $2M for three years.
The Illinois team consists of three faculty members, Professor Chenhui Shao, Professor Yumeng Li, and Professor Pingfeng Wang, and their research groups. We will primarily focus on (1) finite element based mesoscopic modeling of corrosion evolution and (2) software integration and technology transfer.