Eugene A. Olevsky

College of Engineering, San Diego State University


The existing challenges in modeling of sintering should be considered as incentives for further scientific endeavors, as opposed to serving as an impediment to the allowance for progress. Six possible directions of further developments in modeling of sintering are pointed out, including multi-scale modeling of sintering, development of on-line sintering damage criteria, modeling of nano-powder sintering, modeling of sintering with phase transformations or chemical reactions, modeling of field-assisted sintering, and the development of in- and post-3D printing sintering models.