Effective models of materials behavior can only be developed from accurate databases of constitutive material properties. Micro-scale experiments will be used to facilitate collection of salient mechanical properties at appropriate temperatures and microstructural states. Focused experiments will also be used to identify underlying mechanisms and provide the models developed in tasks A and C with the requisite fundamental physics, chemistry, and materials science. The models will be validated through comparison with key experiment observations and results. The experimental piece of CEIMM implements existing and new methodologies and technologies to efficiently and quantitatively characterize relevant properties and microstructural responses over a range of operating conditions. In this way, experiments will be used to provide model parameters, validate key predictions, and supplement and extend the range of validity and reliability of the models.
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