Multi-Scale Modelling of Defects in Austenitic Steels

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Multi-Scale Modelling of Defects in Austenitic Steels. / Poncé, Samuel; Vankeerberghen, Marc (Peer reviewer).

Louvain la Neuve, Belgium : UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain, 2010. 84 p.

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Poncé, S & Vankeerberghen, M 2010, 'Multi-Scale Modelling of Defects in Austenitic Steels', UCL - Université catholique de Louvain , Louvain la Neuve, Belgium.

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Poncé S, Vankeerberghen M. Multi-Scale Modelling of Defects in Austenitic Steels. Louvain la Neuve, Belgium: UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain, 2010. 84 p.

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Poncé, Samuel ; Vankeerberghen, Marc. / Multi-Scale Modelling of Defects in Austenitic Steels. Louvain la Neuve, Belgium : UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain, 2010. 84 p.

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