Materials Science & Technology 2015
October 4-8, 2015
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH, USA

Short Courses


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Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop

Sunday, October 4, 2015
1:00pm to 4:30pm  EDT

Instructors: David L. Bourell, Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, Jack Beuth and James W. Sears

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with current additive manufacturing (AM) processes; current AM practice for metals, polymers and ceramics; modeling of AM processes, microstructural evolution, and service properties; and current challenges and research opportunities.
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Advanced High Strength Steels

Sunday, October 4, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Dr. Mahmoud Y. Demeri

Based on the book with the same name, this course is a comprehensive review of the science, technology and applications of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS). Advanced High-Strength Steels: Science, Technology and Applications is included when taking this course. Learn about the types, microstructures, thermal processing, deformation, mechanisms, properties, performance, benefits, challenges, trends, sustainability, economics, applications and evolving grades of AHSS.

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Introduction to Materials Informatics with Open Source Tools

Sunday, October 4, 2015
1:00pm to 4:30pm EDT

Instructors:  Surya R. Kalidindi and David Brough

Microstructure informatics is an emerging suite of advanced statistical tools and data science methods tailored specifically to the quantification of the hierarchical internal structure (also called microstructure) and the extraction of process-structure-property (PSP) relationships in materials science. The purpose of the materials informatics workshop is to provide practical knowledge in using these techniques to improve the efficiency and efficacy of multiscale simulations and experimental characterization involving materials microstructure, see 1, 2, 3and 4. The workshop will focus on introducing participants to a set of open source computational tools in Python that address foundational components of the emerging materials informatics.

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Microstructures 101 and Beyond

Sunday, October 4, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Frauke Hogue, Hogue Metallography

Do you interpret microstructures on a regular basis, for quality control, failure analysis or research? Are you just curious about what the structures mean that you have been seeing all these years or is metallography a new field for you? In any case, this class is for you! It is a one-day version of the 5-day class that has been presented to rave reviews at the ASM Headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, for the past ten years.

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Sintering of Ceramics

October 8-9, 2015
9:00-4:30 p.m. and 9:00-2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Mohamed N. Rahaman, Missouri University of Science and Technology

The course will follow the key topics in the text book, Sintering of Ceramics, by M. N. Rahaman, CRC Press, and will be supplemented by detailed ‘case studies’ of the sintering of specific ceramics and systems.

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Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety

October 4, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This one-day course we will explore the practical fracture mechanics background necessary to understand brittle failure, and describe some of the unique characteristics of ceramic materials which must be taken into account in their design and use.  Microstructural effects, which have a major influence on both fracture toughness and strength, will be explored in some detail.

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