Energy Systems & Materials

Energy Systems & Materials deals with materials used in systems that ensure our energy supply. The high-temperature materials for gas turbines in power plants, which in the future are needed as backup systems in an environment where renewable energy sources dominate. Selected material problems from renewable energy systems relying on wind energy and solar energy are discussed. The important materials properties governing the service life of high-temperature components are creep, high-temperature corrosion and high-temperature fatigue. Concerning wind energy, the processing and manufacturing of large wings and gear boxes are discussed, together with the elementary damage mechanisms governing the exploitable service life of these key components. • Batteries and energy storage

• Computational materials discovery and design

• Constructed law of design

• Hydrodynamics

• Bioinspired materials

• Solar energy

• Thermal transport and thermoelectrics

• Thermofluids for energy

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