Activity Multi-criteria optimization

Internally funded project

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carolin Körner

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Start date: 01/01/2000

Research Fields

Modelling and Simulation
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

In this group a numerical tool for multi-criteria optimization is developed. In particular, it is applied on the alloy development of nickel-based superalloys. The scientific research focuses on probabilistic and deterministic models to find all optimum solutions (pareto front) in the search space. By the development of the CALPHAD method in the recent decades, new opportunities to extend the classical alloy development by means of the prediction of physical properties and microstructure arose. Most property models base on thermodynamic and kinetic calculations, which are coupled by the TC API to the commercial software ThermoCalc and DICTRA.

The research is funded by the collaborative research center SFB Transregio 103 (


Markl, M., Müller, A., Ritter, N., Hofmeister, M., Naujoks, D., Schaar, H.,... Körner, C. (2018). Development of Single-Crystal Ni-Base Superalloys Based on Multi-criteria Numerical Optimization and Efficient Use of Refractory Elements. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 49A(9), 4134-4145.
Rettig, R., Matuszewski, K., Müller, A., Helmer, H.E., Ritter, N., & Singer, R. (2016). Development of a low-density rhenium-free single crystal nickel-based superalloy by application of numerical multi-criteria optimization using thermodynamic calculations. In M. Hardy, E. Huron, U. Glatzel, B. Griffin, B. Lewis, C. Rae, V. Seetharaman, S. Tin (Eds.), Superalloys 2016: Proceedings of the 13th Intenational Symposium of Superalloys (pp. 35-44). Seven Springs, US: Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.

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