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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: Lectures

EXTRACTION & PROCESSING DIVISION LUNCHEON LECTURE

Date: Tuesday, March 11
Topic:
“Computational Modeling of Metals Processing: Past, Present and Future”
Speaker: Brian G. Thomas, Wilkins Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois; Director, Continuous Casting Consortium

About the Topic
Computational models have grown tremendously in sophistication and power over the past three decades. This talk will first recall the early days of process modeling and the pioneers of this important engineering tool. The advance of models since then has paralleled huge leaps in computer power. Recent examples of process models will be shown, including fluid flow, heat transfer and stress analysis of processes such as continuous casting of steel. Models are used for many purposes, including online control, education, offline simulation of complex phenomena to understand defects, design of processes, gaining new insights into behavior and more. Finally, the future of computational modeling will be contemplated.

About the Speaker
Dr. Thomas’ research focuses on the development and application of computational models of the continuous casting of steel and related processes. He has coauthored more than 200 technical publications on his research, which has been recognized with a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation; Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration; a Xerox Award for the University of Illinois faculty research; and best paper awards from seven other organizations, including The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Dr. Thomas has co-instructed several short courses to transfer technology to industry, including the annual Brimacombe Continuous Casting Course.

To attend this lecture, purchase tickets for $45 per person on the conference registration form.

EXTRACTION & PROCESSING DIVISION DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

Date: Tuesday, March 11
Topic:
“Smelting and Refining – Faster, Smoother, Cheaper, Safer”
Speaker: David G.C. Robertson, Professor, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla     

About the Topic
The purpose of research and development in pyrometallurgy is to achieve at least one of the goals mentioned above (faster, smoother, cheaper, safer). This is accomplished in a number of ways – through better kinetics, improved control, continuous processing, more efficient use of fuels, secure containment of molten phases, and lower emissions to the environment, to mention a few. This lecture will review how basic research at the university can contribute to meeting these important goals, using examples mainly from work carried out by the author and his colleagues.

This lecture is free.

LIGHT METALS DIVISION LUNCHEON LECTURE

Date: Wednesday, March 12
Topic: “Innovations in Steel Production – Animations for Aluminium Technologies?”
Speaker: Reiner Kopp, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Metal Forming, RWTH Aachen University

About the Topic
Steel and aluminium strips are basic products for various innovative components in cars, aircraft and others. This lecture outlines some highlights of manufacturing new steel products and asks the question as to whether or not these innovations in steel could be animations for the development of aluminium products.

About the Speaker
Prior to becoming professor emeritus at RWTH Aachen University, Reiner Kopp was vice president of the university and dean of the faculty of Geo-Sciences and Material Technology. He joined RWTH after an industrial career as head of production technology research and development at Dornier GmbH. Professor Kopp holds chairmanships and advisory board memberships with ThyssenKrupp Stainless, SMS Group and Vallourec & Mannesmann. He is also on the board of the German Academy of Technical Sciences, acatech, and is vice chair of the international organisation Euro-CASE. Professor Kopp is a member of the Academy of Science North Rhine-Westphalia and the Academy Cirp (College International pour la Recherche en Productique). He has received numerous honors and awards, including several honorary doctorates.

To attend this lecture, purchase tickets for $45 per person on the conference registration form.

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