Demonstration of phase-field modelling of materials durability in an industrial context
Coatings are used in optical lenses to prevent scratches. They are also used in aircraft jet engines to protect fan blades against erosions. Industrial partners like Essilor and Safran develop these coatings on a trial-and-error basis, which is time-consuming and costly. The purpose of this research is to devise new methodologies to predict the durability of advanced coatings. Such models will help industrial partners to devise better castings, faster and less expensively. This one-year project will be carried out by a post-doctoral fellow who will work on real industrial cases provided by Safran and Essilor, with modelling tools developed at Polytechnique Montréal.