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2005 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Short Courses
Sponsored by: TMS Extraction & Processing Division
To register for a course, please use the 2005 TMS Annual Meeting Registration form. You may register any time prior to the Annual Meeting and on-site. Course size is limited and a sufficient number of pre-registered attendees are necessary to offer each course, so please register early!
Who Should Attend
Engineers and scientists working in research and development in process metallurgy, materials science, alloy design, ceramics, glass technology and related fields. An understanding of fundamental thermodynamics is required, but participants need not be specialists in thermodynamics. FactSage allows non-experts to apply state-of-the-art thermodynamic calculations in their work. Professors and graduate students interested in thermodynamics in teaching and research, and engineers interested in metallurgical and chemical process simulation and control should also attend this course.
FactSage© has been developed over the past 30 years at the CRCT (Centre for Research in Computational Thermochemistry), Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal) and currently has several hundred industrial, governmental, and academic users in materials science, metallurgy (pyro-, hydro-, electro-), corrosion, glass technology, combustion, ceramics, geology, etc. It is used internationally in graduate and undergraduate teaching and research. For calculating chemical equilibria, FactSage incorporates the powerful ChemSage Gibbs energy minimization algorithm of GTT Technologies of Aachen, Germany. Users have access to databases of thermodynamic data for thousands of compounds as well as to evaluated and optimized databases for hundreds of solutions of metals, liquid and solid oxide solutions, mattes, molten and solid salt solutions, aqueous solutions, etc. The FactSage software automatically accesses these databases in a friendly Windows® environment to permit the calculation of the conditions for multiphase, multicomponent equilibria, with a wide variety of tabular and graphical output modes, under a large range of constraints.
This Course will provide introductory training in the use of the software. The course will consist mainly of real-time demonstrations of examples taken from the extensive annotated course notes which will be provided. Attendees who bring their own laptops (running Microsoft Windows® 98 or higher) will be able to follow along and gain hands-on experience, since the full-power version of FactSage will be installed temporarily on their PCs. All the main modules of FactSage will be covered and the extensive solution databases will be presented.
About the Presenters
Arthur Pelton obtained his doctorate from the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science of the University of Toronto in 1970. He has been a professor in the Materials Engineering program at Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal) since 1974 where he has devoted most of his career to the development of the FactSage system, particularly in the area of solution modeling and solution database development. He is the author of approximately 250 scientific articles and 11 book chapters; fellow of ASM and CIMM; fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; and recipient of the Hume-Rothery Prize of IMMM, the CODATA biennial award of the International Council for Science, the Gibbs Triangle Award of Calphad, and other prizes.
Christopher Bale has a Joint-Honors B.Sc in Chemistry & Metallurgy from the University of Manchester (1968), and a Ph.D. in Chemical Metallurgy from the University of Toronto (1973). He has been a professor in the Materials Engineering program at Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal) since 1977 where he has devoted most of his career to the development of the FactSage system particularly in the area of software development, and to the research and development of other interactive interfaces, especially internet-based programs.
Profs. Pelton and Bale are co-recipients of this year’s Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Extraction and Processing Division of TMS.
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