The proposed product falls within the scope of integrated computational materials engineering as a means to investigate material response to service conditions with discrete material descriptors. This work applies to other applications where resistance to thermo-mechanical stress coupled with transport of reactive species is critical to material performance. Ablative and thermal barrier coating for hypersonic vehicle and propulsion system components are comparable applications.
DoD programs such as the development of hypersonic systems involve the selection and use of materials for extreme flow environments. Power generation and fossil energy extraction involve applications where material degradation in harsh flow conditions limits the performance.