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TMS 2008 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

MARCH 9-13  • TMS 2008 ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBITION  • NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

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TMS 2008: Continuing Education

You save when you register before February 11, 2008, for these short courses, tutorials and seminars.

SHORT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Grain Refinement of Aluminium Alloys: Theory and Practice
Short Course • Sunday, March 9 • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m
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Cost: $475 Members; $560 Nonmembers

Instructors
Paul Cooper, London and Scandinavian Metallurgical Co.
Douglas Granger, GRAS
Wolfgang Schneider, Hydro Aluminium GmbH
Peter Schumacher, University of Leoben
David St. John, Cast Metals Manufacturing

Who Should Attend

  • Professional or technical representatives in the aluminium casting industry
  • University researchers

Learn About

  • Fundamentals of nucleation and grain growth
  • Fundamentals of grain refinement with TiB2 and TiC
  • Grain refiner alloys, grain refiner tests and grain size measurement
  • Influence of grain refinement on product quality
  • Practice of grain refinement in DC casting and shape casting
  • Influence of casting conditions on grain refinement

About the Topic
Grain refinement is a melt treatment procedure to achieve an equiaxed grain structure of DC cast ingots and shape castings. An equiaxed grain structure facilitates fabrication and improves the yield of wrought products resp. improves the soundness of castings. To achieve an efficient grain refinement, knowledge about the grain refinement mechanisms, the different type of grain refiners, the grain refinement treatment process and the methods for the determination of the grain refinement result resp. the grain size is necessary.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Short Course • Sunday, March 9 • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $475 Members; $560 Nonmembers

Instructors
Halvor Kvande, Hydro Aluminum
Jerry Marks, J. Marks & Associates
Alton Tabereaux, Consultant

Who Should Attend

  • HSE professionals
  • Aluminum industry operational employees
  • Others wanting to learn more about greenhouse gas emissions and their reduction

About the Topic
Industry  and  rapid  economic  growth  are  major  contributing factors to greenhouse  gas  emissions,  global  warming  and climate change. Aluminum companies  have  realized  that  future  profits, competitiveness and, ultimately, the long-term license to operate, will be based on ensuring the sustainability of finite natural resources. The aluminum industry is a part of the solution to climate change, and the good story about the progress already made needs to be communicated better.

The  aim of this course is to highlight the environmental challenges facing the  global  aluminum business, both today and in the future, and to discuss how to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from aluminum smelters. Anode effects in industrial electrolysis cells will be treated extensively, and the road ahead, with  action plans and activities to minimize negative environmental impact and achieve a greener future, will be discussed.

TUTORIAL DESCRIPTION

Nanomechanical Characterization
Tutorial • Sunday, March 9 • 1 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $100 Members; $125 Nonmembers
Sponsored by TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division

Instructors
Brad L. Boyce, Sandia National Laboratories
Erica T. Lilleodden, GKSS Research Center

Who Should Attend

  • Scientists and engineers interested in mechanical behavior of materials at small scales, particularly nanoscale and nanostructured materials and micro and nanoscale devices
  • Students, post-doctoral researchers, early career as well as senior scientists and engineers involved in academic research and industrial applications of thin films and nanomaterials subject to mechanical loads

About the Tutorial
Attendees will learn about the current state-of-the-art test methods as well as emerging methods in nanomechanical characterization through two lectures:

clip1Nanoindentation-Based Techniques
Nanoindentation-based test methods, ex situ as well as in situ indentation in a TEM, will be reviewed. The focus will be on issues unique to such small volume measurements, challenges and opportunities regarding sample preparation, and novel aspects of small-scale mechanical behavior (e.g., smaller is stronger both in indentation and micro-pillar compression testing). The theoretical approaches to understanding small volume deformation, current theories and the potential for testing these theories will also be discussed. 

MEMS-Based Techniques
The mechanical characterization of micro and nanostructures often requires techniques based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). This brief overview of MEMS-enabled techniques will highlight key elements:

(a) microfabrication processes
(b) microfabrication materials
clip2(c) mechanical actuator designs, i.e., electrostatic "comb" drives and thermal expansion actuators
(d) on- and off-chip force sensing schemes
(e) on- and off-chip displacement/strain sensing schemes
(f) implementation challenges including packaging and environmental control.

Several examples will be drawn from the literature and from work at Sandia National Laboratories, including methods for microtensile testing, fracture toughness, microtribology, delamination and fatigue. Recent advances in MEMS-based testing platforms for characterization of nanomaterials, including nanotubes and nanowires, will also be discussed.

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION

Furnace Systems and Technology
Seminar • Monday, March 10-Wednesday, March 12 • 18 Sessions

Presenting Companies    
  Air Liquide
Bloom Engineering
Dantherm Filtrations
Gillespie and Powers
Harbison Walker
Hauck Manufacturing
Maerz Gautschi
Mdy/Altek
Mechatherm International
Penta Engineering
Pyrotek/Emp Inc.
Seco/Warwick
The Schaefer Group
Thermcon – Otto Junkers
Thorpe Technologies

Learn About

  • Basic combustion, energy savings and improving furnace productivity
  • Melting furnaces – style versus process, productivity, efficiency and design parameters
  • Burners designs – cold air, preheated, regenerative and oxy/fuel
  • Emissions and abatement – NOx, CO, particulate and dioxin
  • Recirculating process furnaces – design, purpose, production and efficiency
  • Metal circulation, cleaning and dross processing
  • Casting – type of casters and applicability
  • Refractory issues and practices
  • Contract engineering – when does it make sense?

Cost: $200 members; $250 nonmembers / includes seminar and admittance to exhibition

FOR MORE INFORMATION . . .

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