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Inventing a New Africa through Discovery and Innovations in Computational Material Science

Olanipekun, Ayorinde Tayo and Oluwabunmi, Kayode Emmanuel and Abioye, Abiodun A. and Rominiyi, Azeez Lawan and Balogun, Oluwayomi Peter and Sanusi, Kazeem Oladiti and Faola, Aderonke Esther (2017) Inventing a New Africa through Discovery and Innovations in Computational Material Science. European Journal of Applied Engineering and Scientific Research, 5 (2). pp. 14-19. ISSN 2278-0041

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Researchers are increasingly relying on computational technologies to help in simulation of properties of new materials and some areas in materials science has enjoyed some level of success which ranges from composites, to polymer science and to advanced ceramics. This review paper discuss certain developments in the area of computational Materials and how Africa can leverage on this technology to develop their emerging Industries, while dwelling more on application of computational material science in energy sector, since energy has been most pressing challenges in Africa which could be addressed by advanced materials. Also, we summarize part of our research work on galvanic corrosion of mild steel bolt in a magnesium alloy (AZ91D) plate simulation using comsol Multiphysics and 2k factorial experiments on factors that influence the recovery of gold during the upgrade of Ilesha-Itagunmodi, Nigeria gold ore through Froth flotation using Anova software. Attempt have been made to identify existing computational method, challenges of computational materials science deployment in Africa, and how material development can be accelerated through the power of computational material science. With this work, we were able to establish that the strength of computational materials science is in making a connection between the experiment and theories of complex phenomena.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computational material science, Technology, Energy, Africa
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 07:47
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 07:47

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