Probabilistic modeling and geometry of the microstructural properties of materials for fusion reactors

04 December 2012 → 03 May 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Geometry
    • Statistics and numerical methods
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Classical physics
    • Physics of gases, plasmas and electric discharges
  • Social sciences
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
information geometry material sciences probability theory nuclear fusion
Project description

Materials in fusion reactors will need to fulfill extremely stringent requirements. In this work, we will model the complex stochastic microstructures of tungsten-based alloys with specialized probability distributions and measure their similarity with the geodesic distance on the corresponding probabilistic manifolds. We will then be able to reliably assess the effect of different plasma treatments and relate micro- to macro-properties.