The PRISMS Framework:
An Integrated Predictive Multi-Scale ICME Capability for the Global Materials Community
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
The Center for PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) is a major Materials Genome Initiative effort creating a unique scientific framework for accelerated predictive materials science. We envision that the PRISMS Framework will enable the rapid insertion of the latest scientific knowledge into next generation ICME tools. There are three key elements of this framework. This first is a suite of high performance, open-source integrated multi-scale computational tools for predicting microstructural evolution and mechanical behavior of structural metals. The second is The Materials Commons, a knowledge repository and virtual collaboration space for curating, archiving and disseminating information from experiments and computations. The third element of the PRISMS framework is set of integrated scientific “Use Cases” in which these computational methods are tightly linked with advanced experimental methods to demonstrate the ability of the PRISMS framework for improving our predictive understanding of magnesium alloys, in particular precipitate evolution and the influence of microstructure on monotonic and cyclic mechanical behavior. This talk will review the Center’s progress, plans and opportunities for collaboration.